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Call for Papers on Trans-Caspian Transport Corridor: Infrastructure and Trade

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Trans-Caspian Transport Corridor: Infrastructure and Trade
Asian Development Bank Institute and Manisa Celal Bayar University
Manisa, Turkey

The Trans-Caspian transport corridor includes pipelines, railways, roads, and shipping that criss-cross Central Asia and the Caspian Sea to connect Asia and Europe. While the corridor opens significant economic opportunities to transit countries, it faces challenges in attracting adequate funding due to its need for large-scale infrastructure investments, vast distances, and low population densities.

ADBI invites original, unpublished paper submissions addressing Trans-Caspian transportation infrastructure and trade to be presented at a workshop at Manisa Celal Bayar University in Manisa, Turkey on 15-16 September 2020.

Priority topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Financing Trans-Caspian transportation infrastructure
  • Comparative policy strategies in countries along the Trans-Caspian transport corridor
  • Public and private participation in infrastructure investments in the Trans-Caspian transport corridor
  • The roles of government policy, the financial sector, and/or regional cooperation in supporting Trans-Caspian transport corridor infrastructure and trade development
  • Barriers to Trans-Caspian transport corridor infrastructure and trade development
  • The role of the Trans-Caspian transport corridor infrastructure in globalizing regional economies and trade
  • Linkages between Trans-Caspian transport corridor infrastructure such as pipelines, railways, roads, and ports
  • The impacts of the Trans-Caspian transport corridor infrastructure and trade on economic development

Submission Procedure

Full papers (6,000-10,000 words) should be submitted via this link no later than 31 May 2020. Submitted papers should not be published, accepted for publication or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers should adhere to the “ADBI Guidelines for Authors”.

Only authors of selected papers will be notified by 29 June 2020.

Only papers written in English will be considered. Early submissions are preferred.

Selected papers may be included in a journal special issue or book to be announced at a later date.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to the paper development workshop to be held at Manisa Celal Bayar University in Manisa, Turkey on 15-16 September 2020. ADBI will cover a return flight and hotel costs for one author of each accepted paper who must be a citizen of an Asian Development Bank member country.

Organizing Committee

  • Naoyuki Yoshino, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Peter J. Morgan, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Dina Azhgaliyeva, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Ulviyye Sanılı Aydın, Manisa Celal Bayar University

Questions or inquiries may be directed to Dina Azhgaliyeva ([email protected])