Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce that distinguished scholars Professor Oded Stark and Professor Sascha Frohwerk will join the conference as keynote speakers:

Prof. Oded Stark is Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Distinguished Professor at the University of Warsaw, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Tuebingen. He served as Distinguished Research Scholar at Georgetown University, as University Professor (Chair in Economic and Regional Policy) at the University of Klagenfurt, and as Honorary University Professor of Economics at the University of Vienna, and prior to that as Professor of Economics (Chair in Development Economics) at the University of Oslo, and as Professor of Population and Economics and as the Director of the Migration and Development Program at Harvard University. He has written on applied microeconomic theory, development economics, population economics, the economics of migration, labor economics, evolutionary economics, urban economics, regional economics, welfare economics, risk-taking behavior, and the theory of the firm. He is the author of the critically acclaimed books The Migration of Labor (Oxford and Cambridge, MA: Blackwell 1991 and 1993), and Altruism and Beyond, An Economic Analysis of Transfers and Exchanges Within Families and Groups (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1995 and 1999), and is the co-editor of the Handbook of Population and Family Economics (in Handbooks in Economics; Amsterdam: North-Holland 1997, and Beijing: Economic Science Press 2004). Oded Stark is Doctor honoris causa (University of Warsaw), a Humboldt Awardee, and a Presidential Professor of Economics (Poland). In recent years Oded Stark has been listed as number one in the RePEc / IDEAS ranking of the top economists in Poland, and among the top 1% in the RePEc / IDEAS ranking of the leading economists in the world. As of February 2020 Oded Stark co-authored with Polish Ph.D. students and young Polish scholars 41 articles published in internationally refereed outlets. In February 2020 he received the Lifetime Accomplishment Award from Poland's Minister of Science and Higher Education.

Prof. Sascha Frohwerk is professor for IT-management at the FOM University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany. He has studied economics at the University of Kiel and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Potsdam, where he was working on computer simulations of general equilibrium models. In the following years, he worked as a strategy consultant for several well-known companies in the public transport and automotive industry and has published a number of papers on new forms of mobility and the impact of digitalization on public transport and asset management. His current research interests include the economics of information technology, spatial economics and the economic and strategic aspects of big data and artificial intelligence. 

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