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[Texas International Conference 2018]


The 2018 Texas International Business and Economics Conference will be held November 5-6 at Baylor University, Waco, TX. Academic papers will be presented on November 5, during concurrent sessions beginning at 2:00pm. Presenters are encouraged to remain for a Policy Forum on "Trade Integration in the Americas" will be held on the evening of September 5 and through the day on November 6 with these speakers:

  *   John Andersen - Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the Western Hemisphere
  *   Otaviano Canuto - Member, Executive Board of Directors of the World Bank Group, representing Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Philippines, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago.
  *   Lawrence P. Howorth - President and CEO, Howorth International and Chair Emeritus, District Export Council of North Texas
  *   Musheer Kamau - Regional Operations Advisor, Caribbean Group, Inter-American Development Bank
  *   Vasken Khabayan - Consul General (Acting), Consulate General of Canada in Dallas
  *   Jorge Molina - Independent Consultant and faculty member at Universidad Panamericana and Tec de Monterrey
  *   William S. "Bill" Simon - former president and CEO of Walmart and current senior advisor to KKR and member of the Baylor University Board of Regents
  *   Alejandra de la Vega-Foster - Secretary of Innovation and Economic Development for the State of Chihuahua, Mexico; vice president of Almacenes Distribuidores de la Frontera; and co-owner of the El Paso Chihuahuas


Submissions of full-length manuscripts are preferred, but abstracts (150-300 words) are also acceptable.

Any topic in international business or economics is appropriate, including:

International Business: multinational enterprises; cross-border activities of firms; international environment and decision-making processes of firms; cross-country comparative studies of businesses.

International Economics: international trade; capital flows; international investments; exchange rates; transfer pricing; international political economy; international economic development; international taxation.

There is no submission or registration fee. Graduate students are welcome to fully participate.

All participants must submit their work electronically to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. The deadline for submission is October 5, 2018, 11:59 PM CST. Submissions will be evaluated by a scientific committee coordinated by Steve Gardner and Lourenšo Paz. We plan to post a preliminary program by October 12, 2018.

Participants are invited, if they wish, to submit their papers for consideration for a special issue of the journal, Economies, for which Professor Paz is the guest editor and there is no submission fee.

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