Latest Beeronomics updates and news


[September] Beeronomics Conference POSTPONED

We would like to inform you that, in consultation with Local Organising Committee, the BeSo Executive Committee has made an uneasy decision to postpone the VII Beeronomics Conference until he first half of 2022. Initially, the conference was going to take place in Dublin (Ireland) in June next year, but the level of uncertainty created by pandemic crisis has forced organisers to delay the event. More information about exact dates and conference schedule will be released in 2021.

[May] Special Issue for Regional Studies - Abstract deadline extended

Due to the many requests received by the Editors and given the uncertanties asscoaited with the Covid19 emergency, the deadline for submitting an abstract to the Regional Studies Special Issue on 'Brewing Growth' has been extended until Friday 15 May 2020. More details about the call can be found here.

[February] Call for Papers - Special Issues for Regional Studies

Regional Studies will be publishing a Special Issue on regional economics development, social engagement and the global beer industry. The guest editors welcome submissions that are aligned with the above themes but are willing to consider papers which fall within the broader remit of beer and brewing. Research papers analysing the role of beer and brewing in fostering regional economic growth in EU, the US and emerging markets such as Latin America, Africa and China, based on QCA methods, are particularly welcomed. More details about the call can be found here.


[October] Location of the next Beeronomics Conference announced

The city of Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland, has been announced as the place hosting the VII Beeronomics Conference in 2021. Dublin is the homeplace of Guinness, probably the most famous beer in the world. More information to come soon.

[August] New Executive in the masking

The last Executive Committee held at Plzen (Czech Republic) made important decisions regarding the future of the Beeronomics Society. Changes in the structure and composition of the Committee will be unveiled soon, together with new and exciting ideas that will shape the future of our Society. More news to come soon, stay tuned!

[June] Success for the VI Beeronomics Conference

The VI Beeronomics Conference, co-organised by the Faculty of Economics of University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and the Department of Economic Policy of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, has been a great success. The conference attracted the second largest attendance ever recorded for the series. A number of proposals have been made with regard to the organisation of the next Beeronomics Conference in 2021; a decision will be announced in October 2019.

[February] Welcome IBE!

The Beeronomics Society welcomes the newly formed Independent Brewers of Europe (IBE), which represents more than 2,000 EU breweries across France, Italy, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, Netherlands and the Czech Republic. IBE is the first pan-European effort made by national beer and brewing representative agencies to facilitate discussion between EU institution, state governments and industry organisations in view of better supporting European independent breweries.


[November] PhD Workshop at the VI Beeronomics Conference: bursaries available

To stimulate and highlight the research in the economics of beer and brewing, the Local Organising Committee of the next Beeronomics Conference will fund the three best proposals among those submitted by PhD students, who will have their conference registration fee paid in order to attend the event. Information about PhD workshop, paper submission and bursaries is available on the conference's official website.

[July] Call for Papers: VI Beeronomics Conference in Plzen (Czech Republic)

The official website for our next Beeronomics Conference has been launched. The event will be organised and hosted by the Faculty of Economics of University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and the Department of Economic Policy of Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, with workshops and sessions taking place at the Pilsner Urquell Brewery. A copy of the official call for papers can be found here.

[Feburary] Beeronomics Session at AARES 2018

A Mini-Symposium on Beeronomics was organised at the 62nd Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES), being held in Adelaide from 6-9 February. The session, chaired by Julian Alston, included papers on diverse questions related to some of the industrial organisation, human health, and evolving market issues related to beer and brewing.


[April] Fresh data and figures on the state of the craft beer industry in the United Kingdom

New reports have been released this month from the Society of Independent Brewers, which represents about 840 breweries in the United Kingdom. The report includes findings from the SIBA 2017 Annual Survey, based on information collected from SIBA members. A link to the report is available here.