Research group on economics at University of Murcia


Dr. Javier Cifuentes-Faura Researcher in University of Murcia

Javier Cifuentes-Faura works in the Department of Financial Economics and Accounting at the University of Murcia (Spain). His lines of research include those related to public administration and economics, transparency, government, sustainability and green economics. He has published in more than 100 JCR impact journals, such as Public Performance & Management Review, Renewable Energy, Resources Policy, Local Government Studies, Economic Analysis and Policy or Journal of Policy Modeling. He is associate editor of several SSCI journals. He has participated in several international conferences, being invited to some of them as keynote speaker. He has been included in the prestigious Stanford University rankings as one of the 2% most influential researchers in the world in 2022.

Call for Papers

The main goal of the workshop “Identifying the Explanatory Variables of Public Debt and Its Importance on The Economy” is to generate an intense exchange of ideas and discuss topics related to the nexus between public debt, determinants, and fiscal policy.

The workshop participants are welcome to submit research papers in topics such as economic development and their impacts. The central point relates to the theoretical and empirical studies on public debt, identifying and promoting policy recommendations designed to reduce public debt. Both students and faculty are welcome to participate at the debates. The workshop format will favor debates, creating the premises for future research ideas development.


  • public debt
  • determinants
  • fiscal policy


Public debt is a key issue for government institutions, both because of the amount of its revenues, which partly offset the possible shortfall in tax collection, and because it is an essential instrument of the government's fiscal policy. Local debt could affect macroeconomic financial stability at the national level, which is part of the country's political governance agenda. It is necessary to avoid upward fiscal pressure, so it is necessary to identify the main causes of indebtedness so that policy makers can make the best decisions to manage indebtedness.


Present the problem that you would like to address in this research topic and what can be done to achieve it including recent advances. The aim of this conference is to identify the explanatory variables of public debt according to the main theoretical and empirical studies carried out. Although there is an extensive literature on public debt, it is important to note that most of this research has focused predominantly on analyzing the effects that debt has on macroeconomic variables, leaving the study of the underlying determinants of public debt in the background. Knowing these determinants will support policy makers who have to obtain financial resources to cover essential and very necessary expenditures nowadays such as health, education or infrastructure investment, controlling debt levels and fiscal pressure. Several policies will be discussed and offered.


Prospective authors are kindly invited to submit full papers that include title, abstract, introduction, tables, figures, conclusion and references. It is unnecessary to submit an abstract in advance. The deadline for general submission is June 14, 2024.

Each paper should be no less than 4 pages. One regular registration can cover a paper of 6 pages, and additional pages will be charged. Please format your paper well according to the conference template below before submission.

Paper Template

Please prepare your paper in both .doc/.docx and .pdf format and submit your full paper by email with both formats attached directly to ws_murcia@icmred.org

Workshop Date

June 17th, 2024 (GMT+1)

Submission & Payment

Type Regular Submission
Paper Submission June 14, 2024
Review Process 2 weeks
Revise & Acceptance 2 weeks
Registration & Payment 2 weeks


Items Amount (VAT Included)
Registration and Publishing Fee (6 pages included) $450
Additional Page $40/extra page


The paper accepted by this workshop will be published in Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences (Print ISSN 2754-1169) and will be submitted to Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI), Crossref, Portico, Google Scholar, CNKI, and other databases for indexing. The situation may be affected by factors among databases like processing time, workflow, policy, etc.

* The papers will be exported to production and publication on a regular basis. Early-registered papers are expected to be published online earlier.



Besides the onsite meeting, this workshop also holds a poster session which allow for a larger number of authors to share their research. The poster session will provide an opportunity for researchers to present their work in a visual and interactive way, allowing for more engagement and discussion with other attendees. Authors of qualified papers will be invited to present their works with digital posters. We believe that this online poster session will still be a great platform for participants to share, discuss, and cooperate.

All accepted authors will receive an invitation email to present a poster at this workshop. Please note that all poster presenters must submit the poster before June 12, 2024.

Guidelines for Poster Presentation

  1. Poster presentations must be prepared using the template provided:
  2. *Poster layout template for poster presentation (download)
  3. *Poster layout background (download)
  4. Posters should generally be in A1 size (width: 594mm x height: 841mm) and include the followings:
  5. Title, author and co-author names, and the affiliation(s) information.
  6. Body parts, including "Abstract", "Introduction", "Methods", "Results", "Discussion" and "Conclusions".
  7. Presenters are suggested to set the font size properly and avoid placing anything at the margin part of the poster as it will be difficult to view.
  8. Posters should be well illustrated. All the pictures used should be high quality and with high resolution.
  9. All the posters will be displayed online on the official website. Each poster will have both a small thumbnail and a full-size version.
  10. Posters will be displayed during the online session. After the presentation is over, the full-size version of all posters will become invisible. But thumbnails still can be seen on the website.

(You can refer to the instructions for more detailed information. Additional presentation guidelines may be announced by workshop committees.)


*Since the seats are limited, if you would like to attend the workshop, please contact ws_murcia@icmred.org in advance.

C. Campus Universitario, 11, 30100 Murcia, Spain



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Types of Visas for Spain

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  • Spain Schengen visas. The Spain Schengen Visa is a short-term visa for Spain that gives the right to its visa holder to enter Spain, and remain there for a maximum of 90 days within a 180-day period. If you travelling to Spain for purposes foreseen by the Schengen visa and you are a national of the 62 countries under the Schengen visa regime, you do not need to apply for a Spain Schengen visa. Note that if you have previously been rejected from entering the Schengen territory visa-free, despite being a national of one of these countries, you will need to obtain a Schengen visa in order to be eligible to enter to Spain.
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  • The earliest: Six months before the date of your planned departure to Spain.
  • The latest: Two weeks before the intended date of travel to Spain:
  • Recommended: at least three weeks prior to your trip, so you can avoid any possible delay by the embassy.

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