Impact of Megaregional Trade Agreements

A Panel on “The Impact of Megaregional Trade Agreements
on the European and Global Economies”
as part of the 2nd Annual International Symposium on
Development Studies & International Trade

22-25 May 2017, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Business & Economics

The Economics Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) is organizing A Panel on “The Impact of Megaregional Trade Agreements on the European and Global Economies”, 22-25 May 2017, Athens, Greece as part of the 2nd Annual International Symposium on Development Studies & International Trade sponsored by the Athens Journal of Business & Economics.

The Impact of Megaregional Trade Agreements on the European and Global Economies”? This is an emerging topic as the true megaregionals–Transpacific Partnership [TPP], Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership [RCEP], Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership [TTIP] are not yet in effect or are still in negotiation. But their impact will be very large on the global trading system, the European Union with or without Brexit, the World Trade Organzation, Asia-Pacific trading region, and the developing world

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Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit a 300-word abstract before 1 April  2017 (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form to: Dr. Gary Horlick, Adjunct Professor, Law Offices of Gary N. Horlick, Georgetown University Law Centre, USA. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission. 

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic association and its mission is to act as a forum, where academics and researchers – from all over the world –  can meet in Athens in order to exchange ideas on their research and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into seven Divisions and 37 Units.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

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