[CFP] Conference 2018 – History of Economic Thought, Economic Methodology and Critique of the Mainstream Working Group

Call for Papers and Panels

“History of Economic Thought, Economic Methodology and Critique of the Mainstream” (HETMECoM) Working Group

9th Annual IIPPE Conference in Political Economy, 12-14th September, 2018, Pula, Croatia

Orthodox economic theory has been critically exposed following the 2008 world economic and financial crisis. A decade later, in terms of mainstream research and teaching, how much has changed? This is one of the basic questions to be explored in this year’s IIPPE Conference. The general mainstream response to the crisis has been that there is nothing wrong with its approach in general (through formal model building) only that better models with fuller and more relevant considerations need to be brought to bear, including greater attention to interdisciplinarity (aka economics imperialism), the role of finance, and less rigid behaviouralism (utility maximisation plus). In light of such developments, a major task is to assess critically the new orthodox heterodoxies, and how much they genuinely differ from neoclassical economics as well as how much they engage with, rather than contain or even dismiss, more radical alternatives across methodology, interdisciplinarity, theory and conceptualisation. Another task is how to promote a more deep-rooted political economy in teaching and research in the wake of the crisis and the mainstream responses to it.

Proposed themes for Papers or Panels:

  • Mainstream Formalism: forms, causes, consequences
  • Recent developments in mainstream microeconomics
  • Recent developments in mainstream macroeconomics
  • Mainstream pluralism vs real pluralism
  • Economics Imperialism vs true interdisciplinarity
  • Political Economy vs Mainstream Economics

Papers or Panels related to any of the other themes of the Working Group (history of economic thought, economic methodology and philosophy of economics) are also welcomed.

The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 March 2018. Abstracts must be submitted via the Electronic Proposal Form, which you can access through (http://iippe.org)

In case you cannot access the submissions forms, or have any questions concerning your submission, please contact the HETMECoM Working Group Coordinator: Dimitris Milonakis.


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