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April 15, 2012

Deadline for submissions

May 15, 2012


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May 31, 2012

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August 31, 2012

Deadline for registration

September 16, 2012

Welcoming program

September 17-18, 2012

Conference dates

September 19, 2012

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First Conference on Economics and Politics of Chocolate

The Conference on the Economics and Politics of Chocolate is the first ever social science conference on topics related to chocolate. It will provide an excellent opportunity for researchers to stimulate discussions and will be an ideal platform to present work related to the multifaceted aspects of chocolate. A wide range of topics will be addressed during the conference, including trade, production, consumption, marketing, policy and regulations, economic history, physical and mental health effects etc. Topics are not limited to the aforementioned list; we also welcome other interesting scientific contributions.

The conference will be held from 16th to 18th of September 2012 in Leuven, Belgium and be hosted by LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance. Belgium, famous for its chocolates and accredited for inventing the praline, is an excellent location for organizing such a conference. More specifically, the conference will take place in Leuven, hosting the prestigious Catholic University of Leuven.



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LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance

Waaistraat 6 - bus 3511
B-3000 Leuven - BELGIUM

Phone: +32-16-32-65-98
Fax: +32-16-32-65-99

LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance


Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Faculty of Business and Economics                             Naamsestraat 69 bus 3500
B 3000 Leuven - BELGIUM
Phone: +32 16 326612
Fax: +32 16 32679

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