Dear Ma'am or Sir: Please distribute the following Call For Chapters link throughout your subscribership of the Academy of International Business at Michigan State University for the upcoming book, *Emerging Economic Models for Global Sustainability and Social Development*: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2743 Additional information: Editors Bryan Christiansen, Tactical Systems LLC (USA) Irina Sysoeva, Independent Researcher (Russia) Alexandra Udovikina, Independent Researcher (Russia) Anna Ketova, Independent Researcher (Russia) Call for Chapters *Proposals Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017* Full Chapters Due: September 30, 2017 Submission Date: February 15, 2018 IntroductionAn economic model is a simplified description of reality, designed to yield hypotheses about economic behavior that can be tested. An important feature of an economic model is that it is necessarily subjective in design because there are no objective measures of economic outcomes. Different economists will make different judgments about what is needed to explain their interpretations of reality. There are two broad classes of economic models—theoretical and empirical. Theoretical models seek to derive verifiable implications about economic behavior under the assumption that agents maximize specific objectives subject to constraints that are well defined in the model. They provide qualitative answers to specific questions—such as the implications of asymmetric information (when one side to a transaction knows more than the other) or how best to handle market failures. In contrast, empirical models aim to verify the qualitative predictions of theoretical models and convert these predictions to precise, numerical outcomes. The empirical adaptation of the theoretical model would attempt to assign a numerical value to the average amount expenditure increases when income increases. Economic models generally consist of a set of mathematical equations that describe a theory of economic behavior. The aim of model builders is to include enough equations to provide useful clues about how rational agents behave or how an economy works. ObjectiveThis proposed publication will cover a wide variety of topics related to economic modelling for sustainable and social development. The purpose of the book is to provide new insights into economic development in an era of global hypercompetition, dwindling natural resources, and a growing global skills gap. Target AudienceThe target audience for this publication is scholars including professors and graduate/undergraduate students who require information on state-of-the-art or emerging economic models which can be used for research purposes. The secondary audience is the layperson who has an interest in how economies work today. While having academic rigor, the book will be written in a way such that it can also be understood by non-academics and non-specialists who have the educational background to comprehend the importance of the proposed publication. Recommended TopicsTheoretical and Applied Business and Economic Models International Business Models Climate Change Monetary Policy Growth Models Optimization Models Planning Models International Trade Models General Equilibrium Modelling of National Economies Modelling Structural Adjustments Sensitivity of Econometric Models to Alternative Macroeconomics Policies Disruptive Technologies Innovation Growing Global Skills Gap (Management) Global Hypercompetition Industry Uncertainty Quickly Ageing World Population Profitability Cultural Indoctrination International Business and Economic Theory Entrepreneurship National Economic Policies Financial Liberalization Unemployment Educational Development and Reform Infrastructural Reform Inequality and Rural Poverty Submission ProcedureResearchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 30, 2017. Authors will be notified by June 10, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 30, 2017, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Note: There are NO submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager. PublisherThis book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018. Important Dates*Chapter Proposal Deadline: May 31, 2017 * Full Chapter Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017 Double-blind Peer Review Process: September 30 - November 15, 2017 Review Results Back to Chapter Authors: November 30, 2017 Submission of Final Chapter Drafts to Editor: February 15, 2018 InquiriesInquiries should be sent to Bryan Christiansen at [log in to unmask] Regards, Bryan Christiansen Chairman PRYMARKE, LLC 9408 Bellevue Road Battle Creek, Michigan 49014 USA Tel: (317) 258-4957 ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.