This workshop provides an opportunity for all those interested in the New Economics to discuss their research and to exchange ideas. The New Economy is commonly believed to have started in the late 1990s, when high tech tools, particularly the internet and increasingly powerful and fast computers, made their way into the consumer and business marketplace. The New Economy has been seen as a shift from a manufacturing and commodity-based economy to one that uses technology to create new products and services at a rate that the traditional manufacturing economy could not match. It is also linked with the so-called Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Researchers are invited to submit both empirical and theoretical papers that are broadly consistent with the workshop’s special topic. However, in particular we welcome papers related to the following topics:

  • Economic theory in the face of the fourth industrial revolution
  • Technology factors in theoretical economic models
  • New challenges for the digital economy
  • The impact of a new technology on an economic development, a labor market and inequalities (big data, blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT), smart contracts, Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning etc.)
  • Future of collaborative economy and its components (sharing economy, collaborative finance, collaborative production, gig economy, etc.)
  • Financial technology (FinTech) versus traditional banking services
  • GovTech – governments towards a new technology
  • Regulatory Technology (RegTech, SupTech) and its application to governance and supervision
  • Cryptocurrencies, tokenization processes and the shape of future financial system
  • Digitalization as a driving force for industrial enterprises
  • BigTech and its impact on economic and financial stability
  • Crowdfunding services and platforms
  • Rising role of personalized and dynamic pricing
  • The role of cybersecurity in the digital economy
  • Ethical and social aspects of new technologies

The workshop is open to both young and experienced researchers, Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers, and professionals from business, government and non-governmental institutions.


The workshop is jointly organized by

The International Network for Economic Research is a non-profit international scientific organization that stimulates research and research networking in all fields of economics through international workshops and conferences. It has been established in Germany and has members from all continents. Researchers and practitioners from all fields of economics are welcomed as INFER members. Universities or research centers can join INFER as institutional members. INFER also aims to become a dissemination partner for large research projects. Website:

The Poznań University of Economics and Business is one of the oldest, most prestigious schools of economics in Poland. Since 1926, it has been continually developing higher education and ensuring high quality of scientific studies and constant development of research infrastructure. The PUEB has prepared numerous economic expert reports and implemented innovative projects. The innovation of research and educational methods has been confirmed by numerous rankings and accomplishments of PUEB students and employees. The PUEB combines care for the highest quality of education with the development of cooperation with other countries and broadly defined business practice. Website:

Due to the unstable COVID-19 situation we have decided to run the workshop online. We will keep you updated about the online format of the workshop.