7th Annual Conference in Political Economy

Conference Papers

Anitra NelsonA non-market ecosocialist exit from capitalism

Carlos Ochando Claramunt, Economic Policy and Inequality: a Proposal for a Change in Economic Policy

Charalampos Konstantinidis & Andriana Vlachou, Appropriating Nature in Crisis-ridden Greece: The Rationale of Capitalist Restructuring, Part 1, Capitalism  Nature Socialism, DOI:10.1080/10455752.2016.1264 002

Charalampos Konstantinidis & Andriana Vlachou, Appropriating Nature in Crisis-ridden Greece: Deepening Neoliberal Capitalism, Part 2, Capitalism Nature Socialism, DOI:10.1080/10455752.2016.1264 712

Filipe Possa Ferreira, From the Typology of Financialization to a New Era of Capitalism

Gourzis Konstantinos, Seretis Stergios, Maria Tsampra, Anders Underthun, & Gialis SteliosRegional industrial mix, specialization and underemployment across Greek regions: Estimating the harsh impact of austerity based on location quotient & shift – share analysis

Jannes van LoonUrban governance in the Low Countries; from managerial urban development towards entrepreneurial (Flanders) and financialized (Netherlands) forms

Juan Iñigo-Carrera, From the Materiality of Labor to the Political Strength of the Working Class

Julian MüllerHarnessing private finance to attain public policy goals in times of austerity

Luis Buendía, Pedro José Gómez Serrano, & Ricardo Molero-SimarroThe Effect of Labour Share Divergence in the Eurozone

Mark Tilzey, Food Regime Theory and Food Sovereignty: Marx or Polanyi?

Melda YamanTransforming Turkey into Europe’s China: The Industrial Strategy of Turkey

Natalia YakovlevaPolitical Economy of Education: Statement of the Problem

Onur Acaroglu, Paris 1871 and Fatsa 1979: Revisiting the Transition Problematique

Pablo Castaño TiernoPodemos 2.0: Towards a Party Movement?

Peter WillansThe Social Legacy of Quantitative Easing

Special English-Language Edition of the Journals Questions of Political Economy and The Economic Revival of Russia / Eds. A. Buzgalin, N. Yakovleva.

Conference Program

Call for Papers and Activist Proposals

Political Economy: International Trends and National Differences
September 7 – 9, 2016
School of Economics & Management, University of Lisbon
(Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão)

Call closed on April 11

The economic crisis that has been unfolding since 2007 has had a severely asymmetric impact both within and between countries. There can be no dispute that the cost of the crisis has been especially high for the peripheral countries and for the world’s poor, women, the old, the young, and the disabled: the crisis itself, and the recovery strategies implemented in most countries, have tended to reinforce the hierarchies of privilege under neoliberal capitalism.

The main schools of political economy have examined the crisis and its implications in detail. Those studies have offered valuable insights supporting further academic analyses and, most importantly, informing political action to undermine the reproduction of neoliberalism.

The Seventh Annual Conference in Political Economy will review the development of political economy in response to the crisis, and the emergence and renewal of political economy in different countries and regions. In doing this, this Conference will:

  • Examine emerging traditions, and compare and contrast their approaches and insights with those of existing schools of political economy.
  • Contribute to the further enrichment of political economy in the context of the ongoing crisis and the apparent, if uneven, loss of dynamism of global capitalism.
  • Highlight the points of contact between political economy and the modalities of activism that have prospered since the onset of the global crisis.

Proposals for presentations on all aspects of political economy are welcome. Those focusing on activism, and on the contributions of different traditions, regions and countries, are especially encouraged.

IIPPE welcomes the submission of (a) proposals for individual papers (which IIPPE will group into panels), (b) proposals for panels, (c) proposals for streams of panels, or (d) proposals on activism.

To submit a proposal, please go to the following Electronic Proposal Form, and carefully follow the complete instructions there. All deadline dates are included on this Electronic Proposal Form.

For more general information about IIPPE, the working groups and the conference, please visit our website.

We look forward to another productive IIPPE conference in Lisbon,

The Programme Committee,

Al Campbell
Alfredo Saad Filho
Niels Hahn


Conference Venue

The 2017 IIPPE 6th Annual Conference in Political Economy will be held at the School of Economics & Management (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, ISEG) in Lisbon, Portugal. To see its exact location in Lisbon, just type “ISEG, Lisbon” into Google Maps. The ISGE complex is essentially three connected buildings, and signs will indicate the registration room when you arrive.

Transportation to ISEG

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In Lisbon there are three kinds of public transport: buses and trams (Carris) and Underground (Metro). The on-board bus, tram and underground fare is 1,4€. You can buy a top-up card “Viva Viagem” at any underground station and use it both in the underground and bus systems. Each journey costs 1,25€. If you wish, you may purchase a day ticket for 6€.

Arriving by plane: The simplest and cheapest way of getting from the airport to the city centre is by tube (Station Airport – Red Line). For ISEG you can either leave at Rato station (Yellow line) or Cais do Sodré station (Green Line) (subway map above). ISEG is at a 10 to 15-minutes walking distance from both stations (link below to a map indicating walks from subway to ISEG). Alternatively, you can catch buses number 706 (towards Cais do Sodré) or number 727 (towards Restelo) in Rato. Get off at Av D. Carlos I. Amazonia Hotel is very close to Rato (see map).

Alternatively, since the Lisbon Airport is very close to the City Centre, you can reach ISEG by taxi (ask about the fare beforehand and for a receipt at destination), they are available 24-hours a day, the journey time to the city centre lasts 15-30 minutes and costs between 10-15 EUR. For ISEG ask to come to Rua das Francesinhas, near the Parliament (Assembleia da República). Taxis are mostly painted cream with a roof-light to identify them. However, some taxis keep the old colours, green and black. From 10 p.m. to 6 p.m., the fare increases 20%. Luggage is charged according to a fixed rate.

Arriving by Train: If you arrive by train, you will reach Santa Apolónia railway station which is on the Blue underground line. To get to ISEG, you should take the underground to either Rato (Yellow Line, where you will find Amazonia Hotel) or Cais do Sodré (Green Line). Taxis are available with the same costs aforementioned. Alternatively, you can take the 794 bus and get off at Rua Conde Barão. Then you have two alternatives: either to walk up Av. D.Carlos I or to take the number 706 or 727 bus and get off at the last stop in Av. D.Carlos I. You can also take from Santa Apolónia railway station bus number 706 and get off at Conde Barão / Av. D. Carlos I bus stop.

Google Map for ISEG, Rato and Cais do Sodré underground stations, and Amazonia Hotel


As with any big city, Lisbon has a large selection of available lodging across the usual spectrum of quality and prices. The usual search programs such as booking.com. ebookers.com, airbnb.com, etc., etc., have a wide selection of offers. Refer to the maps above for the region of the part of the center of Lisbon where ISEG is if you want to be where you can walk to the venue, or the map of the subways for more distant lodging. As we needed a hotel for our invited plenary speakers,we have made an arrangement with one hotel, the Amazonia Lisboa Hotel, which you saw referred to in the instructions above on transportation. Beyond our plenary speakers, they have set aside a block of rooms (available until all are booked) that they are offering to anyone attending our conference, for 59 E for a single and 67 E for a double, including breakfast. The required reference for this rate is IIPPE 2016 Lisbon Conference.