The 14th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis
15-18 June 2015

Grand Marina Congress Center, Helsinki, Finland

  • • Over 250 presentations
  • • That's Interesting award
  • • Software tutorials
  • • Lively social program
  • • Midnight sun, and more 

Important dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline 28 February 2015
Decisions on submitted abstracts 31 March 2015
Submission deadline for full papers (voluntary) 15 April 2015
Early Registration Deadline 30 April 2015
Registration Deadline for Presenting Authors* 31 May 2015
Pre-conference workshops 15 June 2015
Main conference 16 – 18 June 2015

* The presenting author of an accepted paper must register by this deadline, otherwise the paper will be excluded from the final program.

Program is published (1st draft)

The first draft of program is published

Please find the first draft of the program in the Program section, or via this link:

Bids for hosting the next EWEPA

Call for tenders for organizing the next EWEPA workshops (XV and XVI) in 2017 and 2019

On behalf of the Scientific Committee we solicit bids from universities and research institutes in Europe to individually or collectively bid for the organisation of the next EWEPA conferences in 2017 and 2019. We look forward to receiving your bids at the following address:

Timo Kuosmanen
Aalto University School of Business
P.O. Box 21220
FI-00076 Aalto

or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for bids is May 15th, 2015.

The selection process of the SC is bound by the rules governing the organisation of EWEPA conferences, which are available HERE. For further information, please contact Timo Kuosmanen.

The winning bid will be announced at the EWEPA conference in Helsinki.




Finalists of Aalto "That's Interesting!" paper competition

Finalists of Aalto "That's Interesting!" paper competition

The prize jury has selected the following three papers as the finalists:

The value of being Socially Responsible: A DEA Approach for Recovering Shadow Prices of CSR Activities in the Food Manufacturing Sector
Daniela Puggioni* and Spiro Stefanou

Management in Production: From Unobserved to Observed
Thomas Triebs* and Subal Kumbhakar

The Productivity of the Internet from the Perspective of Households
Russel Cooper

The three finalists will present their works in the plenary session that takes place on Wed 19 June at 9:00-10:30 am. Each finalist should give a presentation of 20 min, followed by questions and comments from the jury consisting of Jaap Bos, Victor Podinovski, and Timo Kuosmanen. After the plenary session, the jury meets to decide the winner. The winner will be announced at the Conference Dinner at the Finlandia Hall, to be held in the evening of 19 June.


Aalto That’s Interesting! award for Russel Cooper

The winner of 2015 Aalto That’s Interesting! award is Russel Cooper with his paper "The Productivity of the Internet from the Perspective of Households". The paper is available as a pdf file in the following link: 

The Productivity of the Internet from the Perspective of Households.pdf


Russel Cooper EWEPA 2015.pptx

The Aalto University School of Business “That’s Interesting!” Paper Award recognizes the EWEPA!2015 paper that most effectively pushes the boundaries of our existing knowledge in the field of productivity and efficiency analysis. The criteria for the award are based on the extent to which the paper:

- crosses disciplinary boundaries,
- challenges assumptions taken-for-granted,
- attracts the reader’s attention, and
- makes an original argument.

Aalto “That’s Interesting!” Paper Awards are presented in various international conferences in business and economics, but only the most prestigious conferences of their field are eligible for the award. The award has been named after the influential article by Davis (1971) in Philosophy of the Social Sciences.