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The Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz, was pleased to invite economists and sociologists to participate in the international conference "Economy and Society". The Conference was an integral part of the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the Faculty of Economics and Sociology.

The Conference had been designed as broad academic forum for exchange of experiences and concepts for solving contemporary economic and social dilemmas. The Conference focused on enhancing the development of economic and sociological ideas in Poland.



  • The individual  and the Economy in the Face of Major Demographic Challenges
  • Trade and Finance in the Globalizing World
  • e-Economy and Information Society
  • The Enterprise and the Capital Market
  • The Role of  the State and Market in Sustainable Development
  • The Regional Dimensions of Socio-Economic Development
  • The Modelling of Financial Markets
  • Statistical and Optimization Methods in Economic Decision-Making
  • The Impact of European Integration and Economic Crisis on the Polish Economy
  • Post-War Transformations in Poland from the Sociological Perspective



Marek Belka, Professor of Economics, President of the NBP, Prime Minister of Poland in the years 2004-2005, graduate of the University of Lodz.
Keynote speech: How to Reform the Polish Economy?

Zbigniew Bokszański, Sociologist, Professor at the Institute of Sociology University of Lodz and at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences, Warsaw University (1992- 2002).
Keynote speech: Social Change and an Individual in Contemporary Society

Erkki Liski, Professor of Econometrics, the School of Information Sciences, University of Tampere.
Keynote speech: Microsimulation as a Tool for the Evaluation of Personal Taxation and Social Security in Finland

Jürgen Schraten, Sociologist at the University of Giessen, Germany,  member of the German Sociological Society and associate of the Fritz Bauer Institute in Frankfurt.
Keynote speech: Credit Money as a Source of Debt and Wealth

Kazimierz M. Słomczyński, Professor of Sociology, the Polish Academy of Sciences, Director of CONSIRT (Cross-National Studies: Interdisciplinary Research and Training Program), Ohio State University, graduate of the University of Lodz.
Keynote speech: Variety of Social Inequalities: Lessons from the Polish Panel Survey POLPAN 1988-2013

Göran Therborn, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, the University of Cambridge, UK, Affiliated Professor of Sociology at Linnaeus University, Sweden
Keynote speech: Inequalities in Economy and Society

Aleksander Welfe, Professor of Econometrics and Economics, University of Lodz, corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Science, President of the Lodz branch of the Academy, economic advisor of the NBP President.
Keynote speech: Asymmetric adjustments of macroeconomic processes. The analysis on monthly macromodel WM-1 of the Polish economy

Jan Winiecki, Professor of Economics, Member of the Polish Monetary Policy Council, Executive Director at the EBRD in London (1991-1993), one of the founding members of the Adam Smith Centre in Poland, four-term President of the Council of the Polish Society of Economists.
Keynote speech: Sources of Criticism of Capitalism, the Most Efficient Economic System in Human History

Andrzej Wojtyna, Professor of Economics, the Cracow University of Economics, second-term member of the Polish Monetary Policy Council, Vice Chairman of the Research Council of the Polish Economic Society, member of the group of economic advisors to the President of the Republic of Poland.
Keynote speech: The Future of Capitalism According to the Lessons of the Current Crisis

September 24, 2015 (Thursday)
  9.30 – 10.45 Registration
10.45 – 11.00 Opening of the Conference
11.00 – 13.00 Plenary Session I
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Concurrent Sessions A
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break and Poster Session
16.00 – 17.00 Plenary Session II
17.00 – 18.00 Discussion Board
19.15 – 22.00 Welcoming Reception

September 25, 2015 (Friday)

  9.00 – 10.45 Plenary Session III
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee Break and Poster Session
11.15 – 13.00 Concurrent Sessions B
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Plenary Session IV
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 17.30 Concurrent Sessions C
17.30 – 18.00 Closing of the Conference

The deadline for applications expired on 15 June 

Conference venue

Faculty of Economics and Sociology, POW 3/5 St., 90-255 Lodz, POLAND

Key dates
On-line registration and abstract submission deadline: June 15, 2015
(the registration form is available on the conference website)            
Registration fee payment deadline: June 30, 2015
Full paper submission deadline: July  15, 2015
Conference dates: September 24 - 25, 2015

Faculty of Economics and Sociology
90-255 Lodz, 3/5 POW St.,  POLAND
E-mail: konf.eksoc2015@uni.lodz.pl

Conference dates

September 24-25, 2015

E-mail: konf.eksoc2015@uni.lodz.pl

Conference language: Polish or English




Registration fee

The registration fee covers admission to all scientific sessions, conference materials, coffee breaks, conference lunches, the gala dinner, and the publication of the paper (if applicable). The fee does not include accommodation costs.

Registration Fees

Speakers: EUR 150

Non-speakers: EUR 100

Reduced fee (students and PhD students):EUR 90

Accompanying person: EUR 50


The fee for participation in the conference should be paid to June 30, 2015

Please remit the conference fee via bank transfer.

University of Lodz, 65 Narutowicza St.

IBAN: PL 07 1240 3028 1111 0010 2943 4436

Please make sure to write the title of the conference and the participant’s name


Abstract instructions

An abstract of maximum 2000 characters should be submitted via the on-line registration form. Abstract authors are requested to specify the name of the pertinent session. Abstracts will be compiled into a book and distributed during the conference.

Oral presentation instructions

The multimedia presentations should be prepared in PPT or PDF format. Speakers are allowed 20 minutes for the presentations, including discussion. Presentations have to be uploaded at the registration desk at least one break before the start of the session. Participants should turn up at the registration desk and check their presentations on time in order to avoid programme delays.

Poster instructions

  • The poster board dimensions should be 100 cm high and 70.7 cm wide. A label indicating the poster’s title and the name(s) of its author(s) must be prepared, which will be attached to the top of the poster.
  • Posters must be delivered to the registration desk staff before the opening of the conference. 
  • Posters will be presented during 2 poster sessions in the main Hall of the building T. Please stay by your poster during both poster sessions.


The recommended accommodation is the Training and Conference Centre University of Lodz, 16/18 Kopcińskiego St., 90-232 Lodz. Participants intending to use the services of the Training and Conference Centre University of Lodz should indicate it in the on-line registration form.

Participants choosing to stay in other hotels in the city are requested to book rooms on their own. Information about the recommended hotel on the conference’s website.

For more information, please ask the reception desk:

Training and Conference Centre University of Lodz, Kopcińskiego 16/18 Street, 90-232 Lodz, phone: +48 42 635 54 90, fax +48 42 635 54 60, e-mail: cskul@uni.lodz.pl

Participants intending to use the services of the Training and Conference Centre University of Lodz should indicate it in the on-line registration form.

Participants choosing to stay in other hotels in the city are requested to book rooms on their own.


Links to recommended hotels in Łódź:

All papers will go through a double-blind peer review process and will be published in one of the following journals:

  •     Comparative Economic Research. Central and Eastern Europe
  •     Sociological Review / Przegląd Socjologiczny
  •     Studies in Law and Economics / Studia Prawno-Ekonomiczne
  •     Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Oeconomica
  •     Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Sociologica
  •     Annales. Ethics in Economic Life / Annales. Etyka w życiu gospodarczym
  •     International Economics / Ekonomia Międzynarodowa
  •     Economic Studies of the Lodz Region / Studia Ekonomiczne Regionu Łódzkiego

Professor Janusz Bilski, Head of the Department of International Economics

Professor Aleksandra Jewtuchowicz, Head of the Institute of Spatial Economics

Associate Professor Alina Jędrzejczak, PhD, Head of the Institute of Statistics and Demography

Associate Professor Grażyna Juszczak-Szumacher, PhD, Head of the Institute of Applied Economics and Informatics

Professor Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski, Head of the Institute of Economics

Professor Monika Marcinkowska,  Head of the Institute of Finance

Professor Janusz Świerkocki,  Head of the Department of International Trade

Professor Wielisława Warzywoda-Kruszyńska, Head of the Institute of Sociology

Associate Professor Piotr Wdowiński, PhD, Head of the Institute of Econometrics

Chair – Associate Professor Agnieszka Rossa, PhD, Vice Dean for Research,
Vice Chair – Associate Professor Dorota Burzyńska, PhD, University of Lodz

e-mail address: konf.eksoc2015@uni.lodz.pl

Ministry of Science and Higher Education
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Economy
Mayor of Lodz
Marshal of the Lodz Voivodeship
Lodz Province Governor

Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz

POW 3/5 Street, 90-255 Lodz, POLAND

e-mail: konf.eksoc2015@uni.lodz.pl



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