27th International Input-Output Association Conference
9th Edition of the International School of I-O Analysis
30th June to 5th July 2019, Glasgow, Scotland


Development Programme


Attendees to the 2019 IIOA Conference in Glasgow are invited to apply for participation in the Development Programme – this is a new event at the IIOA Conference in Glasgow, 2019.

The scheme aims to provide young researchers with opportunities to learn individually from experienced researchers in the community, and in turn, enhancing the quality of papers. The basic idea of the scheme is that the conference organisers will assign an experienced discussant to your presentation. He/she will advise during the session, not only on the choice of methods and data but more so about the style and structure of the paper. In addition, about how to position the study relative to the existing literature and about how to appeal to a wider range of readers, etc. You will also be given the opportunity to consult directly with your discussant on what kind of advice you are seeking.

The Development Programme sessions can be attended by all Conference attendees as well.

Hopefully this has got you interested in grasping this new and unique opportunity. Please do not be shy and put yourselves forward !!

Date and time

The event will take place on Tuesday, 2 July 2019 in Parallel Session 3.

Session format

Each session will last a maximum of 45 minute, with the format as follows:

  • Each presentation
  • Comments
  • Question and answer with attendees
  • 15 minutes
  • 20 minutes
  • 10 minutes

Note, the presentations should be focused on the research questions, key findings and implications rather than the detailed deployment of methodology.

Prerequisites for presentation

  • The principal author should be under 40 years of age or within four years after obtaining a PhD degree, at the time of the application.
  • The paper to be presented must be unpublished work of substantial quality such that a future version might satisfy the academic standards expected for publication in Economic Systems Research or comparable journals.
  • An appropriate discussant for your paper (in terms of experience and specialisation) can be found within the community.

Application procedure

Prior to the application for the Development Programme, you must have:

  • registered in COPASS (open from 3 December 2018);
  • submitted an abstract by the deadline (see Important Dates);
  • abstract has been accepted by the Scientific Program Committee (see Important Dates); and
  • submitted a full paper by the deadline (see Important Dates).

Other points to follow:

  • If you are under 40, you will see a checkbox in your own individual paper page in COPASS. Please mark it to apply for the Development Programme.
  • If you are over 40 but still within four years after obtaining a PhD degree, please send your full paper directly to the Development Programme Organiser at with an e-mail title in the form of DP application <your Paper ID from COPASS> <your first name, then your last name in CAPITAL LETTERS> <The year of obtaining PhD degree>.

    For example: DP application <3052> <Wassily LEONTIEF> <2017>

Important note:

  • Only ONE paper per author is allowed for the application for the Development Programme.
  • The submitted full paper can be revised until the end of May 2019 but thereafter it must be frozen.
  • Applicants will be notified about the decision regarding admission by the mid-May 2019.
  • In order to confirm your participation, the successful applicants are requested to complete the payment of conference fee (as specified in the conference website) within ONE WEEK from the notification of acceptance. Please prepare for the payment well in advance.
  • Even in the case that you are unsuccessful in the application, either because of the competitive selection process or unavailability of an appropriate discussant, your paper will be automatically considered for inclusion in a regular session.

Please note that, by participating in the program, we regard that you have agreed to share your e-mail address with all other participants in the Development Programme for further correspondence.

If you need any further details or clarifications, please contact either:

Satoshi Inomata
(Development Programme Organiser)
 or both 
Sanjiv Mahajan