17th Annual Conference of the Estonian Economic Association

at Strand SPA @ Conference Hotel

EMS2020 materials
EMS2021 materials

The theme of the 2022 conference is “Sustainable Finance”

The focus of the conference is on sustainable finance and its future. We invite people to propose papers and presentations (including different formats of debate sessions etc) on how we can make sustainability considerations part of financial decision-making. It is important for the financial market participants to disclose to their clients the impact of sustainability on financial returns and the impact of their investment decision on sustainability. Discussing appropriate topics for which economic activities can be considered environmentally sustainable should create security for investors, protect private investors from greenwashing, help companies to become more climate-friendly and help shift investments where they are most needed.

Keynote: Vesa Puttonen, Professor of Finance at Aalto University

Vesa Puttonen, PhD, is Professor of Finance at Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki. He has worked as Senior Vice President at the Helsinki Stock Exchange and as Managing Director at Conventum Asset Management (Helsinki). He has published 18 books and more than 30 journal articles on different fields of strategic finance, risk management, behavioral finance, and investing. Title of his keynote presentation is:  “Sustainable investing. Past, current and future”.



Bus: at 8 from Tallinn and Tartu
10.30 – 10.45 Registration and coffee
10.45 – 11.00 Opening
11.00 – 12.30 Parallel Sessions I (Varia and Innovation)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00  Parallel Sessions II (Labour and ASK maksud ja hooldus)
15.00-15.30 Coffee Break (and check in)
15.30 – 16.15 Poster session for PhD students in cooperation with the Doctoral School in Economics and Innovation
15.30 – 16.15 Doctoral school partners meeting (closed session)
16.15 – 16.45 EMS annual meeting
16.45 – 17.45   Overview of the member organisation activities
17.45 – 19.45 Free time (visiting SPA)
19.45 – 21.00   Dinner


9.30 – 10.30 Overview of Estonian Economy (Ülo Kaasik, Bank of Estonia)
10.30 – 11.30 Keynote Vesa Puttonen: “Sustainable investing. Past, current and future” slides are here

11.30 – 12.30 Lunch (and check out)
12.30 – 14.00 Parallel Sessions III (Finance and ASK Haridus)
14.15 Bus to Tartu and bus to Tallinn

Link to abstracts

The organizational team apologies if there is a need to make minor changes in the programme to ensure the success of the conference!


The abstract submission is open until 10.12.2021 (marianne.kallaste@taltech.ee).
Registration as conference participant until 15.12.2021.

While we are particularly looking forward to your presentations in Estonian or English on topics about sustainability and finance, all other presentations from various fields of economics and management are welcome.

Call for papers (pdf)

Participation fee with accommodation in a single room 180 EUR
Participation fee with accommodation in a double/twin room 140 EUR

NB! All participants must present the COVID certificate for evidence of vaccination or proof of recovery from COVID-19.

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Marianne Kallaste
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 952574 project ”Individual Behaviour and Economic  Performance: Methodological  Challenges and Institutional Context” (IBEP) [www.taltech.ee/en/ibep].

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