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Introductions – 2018

Innovative Economic Symposium 2018

Milestones and Trends of the World Economy

The conference will be held under the auspices of President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman


“The only preparation for prospering in the global economy is investing in ourselves.,,  William J. Clinton


IES 2018 brings together scientists from general economics, econometrics, knowledge economy, economic policy, corporate finance, and marketing in order to exchange knowledge and discuss issues related to major events and world politics at the macro and micro levels. Globalization is an indisputable trend. This is related to increasing cross-border links such as international cooperation, international trade, international investment, multinational corporations and global institutions. This long-term trend seeks to address the topic of this international scientific conference.

Thematic Areas

Primary Issues
  • The strengths and weaknesses of the 21st century global economy.
  • Economic and social aspects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
  • Current world economy and economic inequality.
  • Can the next financial crisis be predicted?
  • Cryptocurrencies as a modern tool to expand the investment portfolio.
  • Investment decision making on a global basis.
Alternative Issues
  • Decision models under uncertainty and risk conditions.
  • Fundamental versus technical approaches to business investment management.
  • Monetary policy, euro area and currency zone theory.
  • Current and predicted policy and economy of renewable energy sources.
  • Challenges and challenges of innovation management.
  • Behavioral Finance.
  • Financial planning of international investment.
  • Modern approaches to international investment calculations
Number of participants and papers Participants from around the world (mainly from Czech Republic, Russia, China). Approximately 50 scientific papers. Full Paper length shall not exceed 10 pages. Expected Proceeding range is 520 pages (preface, content, 50 papers with 10 pages). A maximum of two articles per author and per volume is accepted.

Indexed in

Conference proceedings will be included into Web of Science database.

About organizer

North China University of Technology (NCUT) NCUT, located on the western side of Beijing, is a multi-disciplinary university that combines the natural sciences and engineering with liberal arts, economics, management and law. NCUT targets the development of qualified, high-level, application-oriented professionals with solid basic theoretical knowledge and strong practical skills and creative abilities. A quality education is the university’s lifeline. Teaching is a primary focus at NCUT and the center of its activities, while the university also emphasizes the importance of research and the contribution research can make both to the educational environment and to address local and national needs. The under graduate program offers a full range of undergraduate degrees; there are also numerous graduate degree programs, as well as continuing education programs. The academic education is complemented with moral, intellectual, physical and aesthetic training in order to build well-rounded students prepared to meet the challenges of modern society. More information about NCUT at Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice (VŠTE) The primary focus of VŠTE activities is the implementation of full-time and part-time studies for professional bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes. The professional study programmes are supported by cooperation with regional entrepreneurs. VŠTE´s other priorities include applied research, the implementation of innovative technologies and knowledge transfer into areas that are current and crucial with regards to the regions needs. More information about VŠTE at  

Contact person: Pavel Rousek, MSc. Ph.D., ITB in České Budějovice