13th Annual Conference in Political Economy

The Chronicles of Multiple Crises Foretold

September 6-8, 2023, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain


The registration window is now open. Please follow the link below and the instructions here to register. The deadline is 31 May 2023.

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Call for Papers and Activist Proposals

Following the Global Financial Crisis and the ongoing covid pandemic, alongside the chronic, if intensifying, impacts of environmental degradation and global conflicts, burdens of adjustment are increasingly being consolidated and/or shifted upon those who are already worst placed to live let alone survive the volatilities that have derived from the unprecedentedly inegalitarian tendencies attached to contemporary capitalism. Such developments have been complemented by corresponding vulnerabilities and oppressions, especially where deriving from authoritarian populism, in political and cultural spheres, the severities of which have been disproportionately experienced on the basis of nationality, race, gender, disability and sexual orientation.

How are we to understand these unprecedented trajectories in contemporary capitalism, both in broad analytical and historical terms, and in the details of specific crises, contexts and struggles? How are these crises being interpreted by mainstream scholarship and policymakers, and what are the alternatives grounded in alternative framings with the motivation of building movements to bring about both short-term mitigation and secure long-term responses to neoliberalism’s multiple dysfunctions, inequities and iniquities?

IIPPE calls for submissions to its 2023 annual conference. We particularly welcome papers directly related to the core themes of this year’s conference, and as always, presentations on all aspects of political economy are also welcome. New participants committed to political economy, interdisciplinarity, history of economic thought, pluralism in economic and social thinking, and/or their application to policy analysis and activism are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract.

The deadline for proposals’ submission was 7 April 2023.

For general information about IIPPE, the working groups and the conference, please visit:  http://iippe.org. If you have any questions concerning submitting a proposal, please contact Ourania Dimakou and Satoshi Miyamura at: conference@iippe.org

As usual, there will be a pre-conference IIPPE training workshop event on 5 September 2023.

 We are looking forward to an outstanding in-person conference in Madrid!

The IIPPE Conference and Local Committee                      

Satoshi Miyamura, Mary Robertson, Al Campbell, Ourania Dimakou

The Conference Local Partner

The Conference is organised under the auspices of the RJC University of Madrid.

Submission Instructions

1) General Information:

All proposals must be submitted through Whova (our conference platform), and either to a specific Working Group or to the Committee on Activism. If your proposal does not fit into any of these groups, select the “Programme Committee” option. You can find more information on our working groups at: http://iippe.org/working-groups/. The working groups make the primary decisions on Panel structures and content.

You can submit ONE of the following type of proposals:

(a) proposal for an individual paper,

(b) proposal for a panel or a stream of related panels,

(c) activist proposal, documentary film, art project, etc.

An individual can only offer one submission whether book discussion, roundtable or a co-presentation. Please do not submit two proposals from one person. It is, however, allowed to submit an activist proposal in addition to any of the other forms of proposals.

As usual, there is a pre-conference training workshop on the day before, 5 September 2023. Everyone is welcome to attend.

2) How to submit your proposal:

a. Proposal for an individual paper:

You can submit your proposal filling the required information in the following link:

Submit your proposal here

The submission of proposals takes the form of issuing a ‘ticket’. On the first page, please change the quantity of ticket to 1 and then click ‘next’ to proceed. On the second page, fill in the required information and submit your abstract/proposal. You will receive a confirmation email as soon as completed.

b. Proposal for a Panel or Stream of related Panels:

After submitting your individual proposal, please send an email to the Coordinator of the Working Group where your proposed panel or stream fits best. You can find the names and emails here: http://iippe.org/working-groups/. For the Committee on Activism, contact Matthias Kispert (info@matthiaskispert.com), and for the Programme Committee contact Ourania Dimakou (conference@iippe.org). Include in your email all relevant information for the proposed panel or stream of panels (panel title(s), the titles of all papers in each panel, name of the presenter of each paper being proposed).

Recall that after your email proposal for a panel or stream has been sent to the Working Group Coordinator, you must ensure that each person who is listed to present a paper in the proposed panel (or stream of panels) has made an individual submission as in point 2) a. It is very important that you follow up with each presenter within a week to make sure they have made their individual submissions. Otherwise, the panel or stream of panels will not be considered.

c. Activist Proposal, documentary films, art projects, etc.

After registering, in the submission link, select the category “Committee on Activism” and fill in the rest of this form. Make it clear in the field “Short abstract of your paper/proposal” what exactly you are submitting, e.g. a proposal for film screening, visual art project, round table discussion, and/or panel, etc. Whenever possible, add a link to your website or project. For more information contact Matthias Kispert (info@matthiaskispert.com).

3) Co-authored Papers

In case several co-authors will jointly present a single paper, they will share a single time slot. Each co-presenter must submit the same proposal title and abstract individually to the whova platform. Again, do not put two people’s names into the same name field. The conference programme will list only presenters, not co-authors who do not present.

4) Confirmation of Submission

After completing your submission, you will receive a confirmation email with regards to the successful submission of your proposal. If you do not receive an automatic email within a day, please email conference@iippe.org

5) Review Process

All proposals will be reviewed by the Working Group Coordinator(s) it was submitted to. About one month after the final proposal submission deadline you will receive notification if your proposal has been accepted or not. If it is accepted, you will receive an email with more information about the conference and the registration procedure.

6) Membership Fees, Conference Fees, and Registration:

All presenters must be members of IIPPE.  Annual membership fees are:

  • students, unwaged and retired €15.
  • All others, €30.

Membership fee and conference fees must be paid together at the point when registering for the conference.

Conference fees:

  • For students, unwaged and retired: Conference fee €65; membership fee €15. Total €80.
  • For all other presenters, except Activists: Conference fee €180; membership fee €30. Total €210.

Activists and auditors are exempted from the Conference fees but must pay the membership fee of €30. They can also join the lunches and the conference dinner with an additional €50.

7) Refund policy

As IIPPE absorbs the registration and processing fees, we are unable to give full refund. In addition, withdrawal leads to additional workload and cost for the Conference Committee. Taking these costs into account, we offer to refund the follow proportions of the fees according to the notification date:

Notification of withdrawal before 30 June 2023: 70% of fees to be refunded; 

Until 1 August 2023: 40% of the fees to be refunded. 

After 1 August 2023: no refund. 

If you wish to withdraw from IIPPE 2023 and to request refund of registration fees, please email conference@iippe.org

8) Key dates and deadlines

The proposal submission platform (https://whova.com/portal/registration/iippe_202309/nni4xwk1) will open on 15 February 2023 and close on 7 April 2023.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 7 April 2023

Successful submissions will be confirmed by 30 April 2023

The deadline for registration for the Conference is 31 May 2023

The preliminary programme will be available to view on the Whova conference platform from about 15 July 2023.