PhD Summer 1-day Workshop

We invite doctoral students of social sciences from all Estonian universities to submit papers and poster abstracts to the PhD Summer 1-day Workshop. The event will be a 1-day workshop on June 26 2024, in Tallinn.

The event will take place on June 26 in Tallinn due to the succeeding 6th Baltic Economic Association Conference, June 27-28 on the premises of Estonian Business School, Lauteri 3.


The event offers excellent opportunities for local doctoral students in economics, political sciences, law, government and politics, and public administration and management to get feedback on their research projects, improve presentation and research skills, and establish academic contacts with well-known international researchers as well as local academics and experts. Furthermore, papers related to the PhD dissertations in the area of economics and business administration will compete for the 2024 Vello Vensel Doctoral Research Prize awarded by the Estonian Economic Association.


The deadline for submitting either a non-published paper related to the PhD dissertation or a poster abstract that introduces the research ideas and/or preliminary results is May 15, 2024.


Please submit your paper or poster abstract using the here.


Participation for Doctoral School members (as well as their supervisors) will be covered by the European Union Regional Development Fund. Costs to be covered are as follows: meals, materials and accommodation (if not from Tallinn).

Keynote speakers:

  • Jaanika Meriküll (University of Tartu, Eesti Pank) „Women in the labour market: Now and then".
  • Karsten Staehr (Taltech, Eesti Pank) „Economic growth and convergence in the Baltic states. What can macroeconomics teach us?“.

Important deadlines:

  • Submission deadline for a full paper or a poster abstract: May 15 2024
  • Notification of acceptance of the submitted paper/poster abstract: May 27 2024
  • Deadline for registration to the event: June 5 2024 
  • Deadline for submitting the final version of the paper or poster: June 21 2024

Guidelines for papers

Papers should be drawn up according to international standards. Submitted papers can be work-in-progress, and they can be updated later according to the pre-reviewer’s comments and/or the author’s needs. The accepted papers will be presented and discussed at the summer workshop. Full texts (electronic versions) of the accepted papers will be made available to summer workshop participants. Presented papers in the area of Economics and Business Administration will compete for the Vello Vensel Best Paper Award issued by the Estonian Economic Association.

Guidelines for posters

The proposal should provide sufficient information about your research project, including

  • Poster title
  • Author(s) name(s) and institution(s)
  • A brief structured abstract (250–300 words) including objectives, relevance, methods, results, conclusions and keywords.

Practical tips for the authors of accepted posters 

  • All posters must be in A0 portrait format (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 × 46.8 in). 
  • The accepted posters will be printed out. The authors will get the opportunity to make a presentation at the summer workshop and should be available for discussion.


Should you have questions about the event, please do contact: Sigrid Lainevee