Posted by: sepalot | September 2, 2008

In case you’re thirsty…

… and don’t know what to do in May of next year: How about attending the (supposedly) first ever Beeronomics Conference in Leuven?

The first Beeronomics Conference is meant to provide a forum to exchange ideas and high-quality economic research related to the economics of beer, brewing and related activities. It covers a wide array of topics, including, but not limited to: production, trade, industrial organization, economic history, law and economics, marketing, consumption, policy and regulation, macroeconomics, etc. (LIKOS, KU Leuven, 2008)

Visits to some lokal breweries are apparently part of the programme, but I couldn’t quite figure out whether all participants will have a crate of beer at their disposal for refreshment.

In any case, the scientific committee is well-staffed, having Prof. Joost Pennings from UM among its members. Deadline for submission of papers is 1 January 2009.

Cheers!

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Responses

  1. I get “production, trade, industrial organization, economic history, law and economics, marketing, consumption, policy and regulation”. For all those areas I can imagine interesting questions connected to beer. But macroeconomics? That’s definitely stuff I’d love to read some time!

  2. Tobi, Tobi, Tobi,

    Your answer is just a polite way of saying: I’ll join, how can I sign up and can I get some kind of funding by Heineken!

    Macroecnomics pfff, will be the way off indicating the size of the glass (bucket) in which you want you to have your beer poured during the ‘conference’.


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