ELG2023 call for papers

International Conference on Economics, Law and Government (ELG 2023)

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Wednesday 27 September — Friday 29 September, 2023
Ho Chi Minh City
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The International Conference on Economics, Law and Government (ELG 2023)

September 28-29, 2023, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Accelerating inclusive green transition in developing countries

Call for papers

We are pleased to announce the upcoming international conference on Economics, Law and Government (ELG2023) to be held on September 28-29, 2023 at the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We invite papers that explore the challenges and opportunities of transitioning to a low carbon economy in developing countries.

We welcome original research papers and policy papers that offer insights into the economic, legal, and government aspects of inclusive green transition, as well as the potential social, environmental, and economic impacts of such transitions.

The conference will be in-person, offering a unique opportunity to connect with fellow researchers and engage in fruitful discussions about the latest developments in the field of economics, law, and government.

We look forward to your contributions and participation in this exciting conference.

The main theme and topics

Inclusive green transition is of utmost importance in today's world, as countries around the globe are grappling with the challenge of implementing their net-zero targets. Developing countries in particular are faced with a unique set of challenges and opportunities as they strive to transition to green economies.

From an economic perspective, green transition can offer a range of benefits, such as reduction of greenhouse gas emission, increased energy security, improved public health, and job creation in clean energy sectors. However, the transition also requires significant investment in new infrastructure and technologies, which can be a challenge for developing countries with limited resources. It is important to explore the economic opportunities and challenges associated with low-carbon transition, and identify ways to mobilize finance and investment for sustainable development.

From a legal perspective, green transition requires a supportive legal and regulatory framework to enable the deployment of new technologies and stimulate investment in various sectors. Laws and regulations play a critical role in creating incentives for the private sector to invest in low-carbon technologies and promote sustainable development. It is important to explore the legal and regulatory frameworks that are required to support low-carbon transition, and identify ways to improve governance and policy coherence across sectors.

From a public governance perspective, inclusive green transition requires effective policies and institutions to coordinate action across sectors and stakeholders. Governments play a critical role in setting targets and policy instruments for decarbonization, and in providing support for the development and deployment of low-carbon policies. Effective governance is crucial to ensure that policies and incentives are aligned, and that there is buy-in and support from all relevant stakeholders.

The conference is open not only to scientific works, but also to in-depth policy-related presentations and discussions. The conference welcomes papers on any economic, law, government and social issues including, but not limited to, the following topics:


Economics and public finance:

  • Green economy
  • Circular economy
  • Economic instruments for decarbonization
  • Sustainable energy transition
  • Green innovation and digital transition
  • Resource use effectiveness
  • Climate investment
  • Climate finance
  • Fiscal sustainability
  • Gender and the low-carbon transition


  • National and international climate change laws and policies
  • Legal frameworks for low-carbon transition
  • Regulation of clean technologies and renewable energy
  • Intellectual property rights and technology transfer
  • Legal frameworks for promoting circular economy
  • Social equity and environmental justice

Public governance:

  • Capacity and institutions
  • Institutional frameworks for climate governance
  • Stakeholder engagement and participation
  • Subnational and local government initiatives
  • International cooperation and partnerships
  • Sustainable public procurement policies and practices

Social sciences:

  • Values and worldviews of the low-carbon transition
  • Social and cultural factors
  • Gender and social equity
  • Psychological changes
  • Ethics and politics of transition
  • Communication
  • Philosophical perspectives on sustainability

ELG2023 Call for papers

Keynote speakers:

1. Prof. Robert Costanza (University College London) on “Addicted to Growth: Societal Therapy for a Sustainable Wellbeing Future”

Robert Costanza, PhD, FASSA, FRSA, is Professor of Ecological Economics at the Institute for Global Prosperity, University College London. He is a prolific and highly cited author of over 600 scientific articles and 28 books. His transdisciplinary research integrates the study of humans and the rest of nature towards creating a sustainable wellbeing future.


2. Dr. Ermal Frasheri (Harvard University), Senior Research Fellow at Growth Lab on “Extent and Constraint of Using Law as an Agent of Change in Creating a Circular Economy”

Ermal Frasheri finished his doctoral studies, S.J.D, at Harvard Law School, where he worked in the areas of law and economic development, international law, European integration, and social and political theories. He has written papers on legal reform and comparative law, European Union, financial services, international law, and his dissertation examined the relationship between regional integration in the context of European integration and development strategies.


Important dates

  • August 15, 2023: Deadline for submitting an abstract or a proposal for thematic sessions
  • August 20, 2023: Review result notification
  • August 31, 2023: Deadline for the registration for a presenter and an early-bird participant
  • August 31, 2023: Deadline for a full-paper submission (all sessions)
  • September 7, 2023: Full program publication
  • September 28 – 29, 2023: Date of the Conference
  • Registration will open during the Congress


Submissions are open via http://conference.ueh.edu.vn/conference/elg2023 by two stages, abstract and full paper. Interested researchers are encouraged to submit unpublished working papers or early drafts. For co-authored work, please specify who will be the presenting author. Submissions will be evaluated by the scientific committee for acceptance into the conference program.


For registration, please visit the Conference website at: http://conference.ueh.edu.vn/conference/elg2023

Registration Fee

  • Presenter: $80 (Early Bird); $100 (Regular)
  • Presenter (student): $40 (Early Bird); $60 (Regular)
  • Non-Presenter: $40 (Early Bird); $50 (Regular)


The ELG 2023 offers an excellent opportunity for authors to have their research papers published and recognized within the academic community. All abstracts of accepted manuscripts will be published in the conference Handbook with an ISBN identification, which will ensure the visibility and availability of their work to a wide range of readers.

In addition to this, selected papers will be given the opportunity to be published in peer-reviewed academic journals. JABES (Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies – Scopus Q1), EDE (Environment and Development Economics – SSCI) and JPP (Journal of Phenomenological Psychology) have expressed interest in receiving manuscripts from the conference. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their full manuscripts for review by the respective journals.

Moreover, to encourage and acknowledge outstanding research, the CELG Best Paper Award of 200 USD will be presented to the author(s) of the best research paper presented at the conference.


For any inquiries, please feel free to contact the local organizing committee at th.celg@ueh.edu.vn

Event | 13 July 2023