Economics and Development in Microstates, Islands, and the Arctic

Economics and Development in Microstates, Islands, and the Arctic

30 November-3 December 2018, Nuuk, Greenland

This interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral, international conference considers the economic and developmental advantages and disadvantages faced by microstates, island territories, and arctic regions, exploring theory, empirically grounded best practice, and political-economic strategy. The conference welcomes contributions from government representatives, NGOs, business actors, and academic researchers (from economics, human geography, anthropology, developmentstudies, business studies, and other disciplines).

How to make attend and make a presentation.

Presentations are welcome on all aspects of economics and development in microstates, islands, and arctic regions. Presentations last 15 minutes and will be followed by around 5 minutes’ question time.

The deadline for abstracts was 28 February 2018. (Later abstracts may be accepted if there is room available at the conference, but people who submit an abstract prior to the deadline will have the first opportunity to reserve a spot and to take advantage of the early registration rate.) You can submit your abstract here. The deadline for early registration is 31 March 2018.

This conference is a collaboration of:

Island Dynamics and Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland’s Department of Economics and Business

Any questions can be forwarded to Adam Grydehøj (


Participants will be invited to submit expanded versions of their papers to a special thematic section of Island Studies Journal ( on the topic of ‘Island Economics and Development’, to be published in May 2019. Island Studies Journal is an open access journal published by the University of Prince Edward Island’s Institute of Island Studies. The deadline for paper submission is 31 May 2018. All submissions will be subject to peer review. Please direct all publication enquiries to both Adam Grydehøj ( and special thematic section editor Javier L. Arnaut (