The 15th International Conference on Business Excellence
Digital Economy and New Value Creation

18-19 March 2021, Bucharest, Romania

 “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

Mini Track Chair:

  • Petre Caraiani, Institute for Economic Forecasting, Romanian Academy, Romania
  • Luis Rojas, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Spain
  • Cristian Badarinza, National University of Singapore

The recent years in the aftermath of the last financial crisis saw many challenges for macroeconomics. New issues that were mostly neglected appeared at the forefront of concerns for policy makers and the academia, e.g. liquidity trap, crisis spillover, unconventional monetary policy, austerity measures, slow recoveries. In the light of these challenges, this session aims at putting together papers looking at such issues.

The main topics covered by the hereby call for papers are related to:

  • Business Cycles Models

  • Monetary Policy (Including post-crysis)

  • Fiscal Policy

  • The interaction between Fiscal and Monetary Policies

  • Aggregate Fluctuations

  • Macroeconomic effects of Financial Development

  • Open Macroeconomics

Petre Caraiani is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Economic Forecasting as well as a PhD advisor and professor at the School for Advanced Studies, Romanian Academy. His research focuses on modeling macroeconomic and financial phenomena with a focus on the links between the two. He has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Economics Letters, Journal of Macroeconomics, Empirical Economics, Economic Modelling and International Review of Economics & Finance. His main topics of interest include business cycles, forecasting, nonlinear modeling and networks.

Luis Rojas is post-doctoral research at MOVE, adjunct professor at UAB, and Affiliated Professor of the Barcelona GSE. He is a participating researcher in ADEMU (A Dynamic Economic and Monetary Union), a European research project in the framework of the Horizon 2020 Program.

From 2007-2011, he was an economist in the Macroeconomic Models Department of the Central Bank of Colombia, where he worked on the development of macroeconomic models for policy analysis and forecasting.

His current research includes “Obsolescence of Workers, Job-less recoveries and the Interest Rate” (Joint with Evi Pappa and Juan Dolado); “The Credit Ratings Agencies Business” (Joint with Nicolas Aragon); and “Innovation and Inequality: The Consumption Relative Prices Channel.”

Cristian Badarinza, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore, a Research Fellow of the Institute of Real Estate Studies, and a Network Associate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.

His research interests are in the areas of real estate finance, household finance and financial economics. Previously, he has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, a Research Assistant in the Monetary Policy Research Division of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main, and he has obtained a PhD and an MSc in Economics from Goethe University. He is also part of the Initiative for International Comparative Household Finance. This research initiative connects academics from around the world which seek to explore how household financial markets (such as mortgage, pension, and risky asset markets) are set up, and whether there are international best practices that can be established. Further details are available here:

Keynote Speech: “PropTech: Innovation in Real Estate”

Publication Opportunities:

The conference is organized by Society for Business Excellence and UNESCO Department for Business Administration on the 18-19 of March 2021 at The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages (FABIZ) in partnership with the Romanian Academy, the University of Bucharest and the Sapienza University from Rome, Italy. The papers accepted at ICBE 2021 will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration, payment and presentation. The papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings volume under the German Publishing House De Gruyter and they will be indexed in EBSCO, Proquest, ExLibris, OCLC, Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, CELDES, CNPIE, Naviga, and will be submitted to Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index (

Submitted papers will be also considered for publishing under Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics, series indexed by Scopus and ISI. Here you can access the last the edition published following ICBE2020:

In addition, the best three Papers (Best paper Award Management&Marketing) will be published in the international journal Management & Marketing. Challenges for the Knowledge Society by De Gruyter Open, indexed in Web of Science- Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Proquest, Cabell’s Directory and more than 20 other international databases (

At the final ceremony, based on a selection of the international committee, there will be granted three Best Paper Awards Management&Marketing (, indexed in Web of Science) and two Excellence Awards.

Submission Details

NEW Submission of full paper due for review 15 February 2021
Notification of paper acceptance (incl. requests for changes) 22 February 2021
Final paper due (with changes implemented) 1 March 2021
Final Author registration date 1 March 2021

Registration and payment*

EARLY BIRD – by February 22th 2021
Academics 150 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 75 euro
REGULAR – By March 10th 2021
Academics 200 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 150 euro
LATER – After March 10th 2021
Academics 250 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 150 euro
Supplementary paper 75 euro
  • The conference fee includes one conference attendance, publication, conference folder and acces to the online events during the conference.
  • All confirmed SBE members (who have paid their membership fee for 2021) benefit from a 30% fee discount.

*Please be aware that a late payment involves the possibility not to be present in the printed version of the materials (agenda, booklet).

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