PhD Summer School in Economics, Management, Political Science, Law and Public Administration

28.06.2022 (All day) to 30.06.2022 (All day)




Doctoral School in Economics and Innovation, a partnership between University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonian Business School, Tallinn University and Bank of Estonia, invites proposals for the PhD Summer School 2022.

Target group: PhD students in Economics, Political Science, Law, Government and Politics, Public Administration and Management. NB! Applicants from the University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn University, Estonian University of Life Sciences and Estonian Business School are welcome.

The aim of the PhD Summer School is to develop PhD students’ presentation and research skills and to enhance intra-, interdisciplinary and international research co-operation.

Programme: The summer school offers various work formats: doctoral working paper sessions, doctoral poster session, guest lectures on specific topics, workshops etc, accompanied by social activities.

List of invited lectures: 

  • Vincent Homburg (Erasmus University Rotterdam) - Trust, Technology and Society
  • Katharina Goldberg (University of Hamburg) - Legal aspects of data processing in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany
  • Jo Thori Lind (University of Oslo) - Estimating social interaction effects – with an application to voting behavior
  • Helge Löbler (University of Leipzig) - How can we know what we know? – Insights from philosophy of science to value reviews
  • Roger Yallop (Coventry University) - Useful tips on how to improve your academic writing skills


Submission of proposals

Students are expected to submit either:
1) a non-published paper related to their dissertation;
2) a poster to introduce their research ideas or preliminary results at the summer school.

Deadline for submissions (full papers or poster abstracts): May 6, 2022 at 16:00

Full papers and poster abstracts will be pre-reviewed.
The notification of acceptance will be given by May 16, 2022.

Deadline for registration: June 1, 2022. 
Deadline for submitting final version of papers and posters: June 10, 2022

Instructions for the authors

Guidelines for papers

Papers should be drawn up according to international standards. Submitted papers can be work-in-progress and they can be updated later according to pre-reviewer’s comments and/or author’s needs. Accepted papers will be presented and discussed at the summer school. Full texts (electronic versions) of accepted papers will be made available to summer school participants. Doctoral working papers in the area of Economics and Business Administration will compete for the Best Paper Award issued by the Estonian Economic Association.

Guidelines for posters

The proposal should provide sufficient detail about your research project and the following information should be covered:
1. Poster title
2. Author(s) name(s) and institution(s)
3. A brief structured abstract (250-300 words) including objectives, relevance, methods, results, conclusions and keywords.

Some practical tips for the authors of accepted posters. All posters must use the A0 portrait format (841 x 1189 mm/ 33.1 × 46.8 in). Deadline for submitting final posters: June 10, 2022

Accepted posters will be printed out at the cost of Doctoral School in Economics and Innovation. The authors will get the opportunity to make a presentation at the summer school and should be available for discussion. An award will be given to the author(s) of the best poster.

Participation for members of the Doctoral School in Economics and Innovation (active PhD students enrolled in the study programmes linked to the Doctoral School, as well as their supervisors) will be covered by the European Union Regional Development Fund. Costs to be covered: accommodation in single rooms, materials, meals, bus transfer from Tallinn/Tartu to summer school venue.

Contact: Katrin Tamm, University of Tartu, School of Economics and Business Administration,