Scientific Workshop „Special Economic Zones: Lessons from Developing Countries”

14 - 15 Jun 2023

We held a scientific workshop on the impact of SEZ policies in developing countries. The focus was on the local impact of SEZs at the micro level (firms/households), based on the experiences of some countries in Asia and Africa. The two-day event served as a platform for the project partners and a few invited experts to present and discuss their research findings.

Invitation only


  • Prof. Jan David Bakker (Bocconi University)         
  • Prof. Ritam Chaurey (Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies)
  • Prof. Maximilian v. Ehrlich (University of Bern)


Wednesday, 14 June 2023

  • Registration and welcome note
  • Session I — Paper Presentation (45 minutes each)
  • Coffee Break
  • Keynote
  • Lunch break
  • Session II — Paper Presentation (45 minutes each)
  • Break
  • Keynote
  • Coffee break
  • Session III — Paper Presentation (45 minutes each)
  • Dinner

Thursday, 15 June 2023

  • Session IV – Paper Presentation (45 minutes for each)
  • Coffee break
  • Session V – Paper Presentation (45 minutes for each)
  • Break
  • Keynote
  • Lunch and farewell

Venue: Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Kiellinie 66., Kiel, Germany) & Zoom

Conference Room (A-S25)