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THE NINTH FORUM OF THE WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR POLITICAL ECONOMY

Call for Papers (1st round)

Growth, Development and Social Justice

The Ninth Forum of the World Association for Political Economy

May 23-25, 2014, Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences

Hanoi, Vietnam

The 8th forum of the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) was successfully held in Florianopolis , Brazil on May 24-26, 2013. About 100 participants from 18 countries attended this forum. Ninety three papers or abstracts were submitted. Theotonio dos Santos ( Brazil ) and Wei Xinhua ( China ) were granted the Marxian Economics Award, and nine professors from USA , UK , France , China , Japan , Brazil , and Vietnam were granted the Distinguished Achievement Award of World Political Economy of the 21st Century. A Statement on “Inequalities and World Capitalism: Analysis, Policy and Action” was released at the closing ceremony of the forum.

The 9th WAPE Forum “Growth, Development and Social Justice” will be held at Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences, Hanoi, Vietnam on May 23-25, 2014.

Topics to Propose

You are welcome to propose topics on the theme “Growth, Development and Social Justice” and all other topics related to Marxist political economy before June 30, 2013. Please email your proposals to wapemember@gmail.com

How to Apply to attend the 9th WAPE Forum

Please register at www.wapeweb.org with your personal information, upload one of your photos, and submit your full curriculum vitae and a paper abstract of 500 words in English. Once your abstract is accepted, please pay your registration fee online. When your payment is confirmed, please submit your full paper. You will then receive an official invitation. You also have the option to apply to attend the forum without a paper.

Both individual papers and complete panels on the theme and proposed topics are welcome.

* Important dates

    Deadline for abstract: October 31, 2013;

    Notice of acceptance: November 30, 2013;

    Deadline for full paper: March 31, 2014.

    Full papers submitted after March 31, 2014 will not be included in the conference proceedings.

All accepted papers will be considered for publication in World Review of Political Economy.

* Registration fee

    US$160 for online payment before March 31, 2014;

    US$220 for online payment after March 31, 2014 or onsite payment on May 23-25, 2014.

* Official Language: English

* Schedule

1.      On site registration on May 22 through May 23, 2014.

2.      WAPE Council meeting/WRPE Editorial meeting on May 23, 2014.

3.      Official program on May 24 through 

What is the benefit of joining WAPE?

While applying to attend the 9th WAPE forum, you have the option to join WAPE. It is highly recommended that you choose to join WAPE. Please find below the details on WAPE membership.

* General Membership

WAPE has decided to develop itself as a membership organization in order to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, new thought and research across the divide of language and geography, and offer its members access to certain benefits. These include:

• Free digital copies of the organization’s peer reviewed academic journal, World Review of Political Economy (WRPE), which is published four times a year.

• Publishing of members’ selected articles on our websites.

• Translation of selected books and articles into Chinese and publishing them in China .

• Invitations to attend a variety of conferences in China .

• Scholars who are members may be invited to China on a lecture tour.

• Members will be invited to join panels, which WAPE will organize for various international conferences held in different countries.

The general membership fee of WAPE is only US$30 per year, and the membership fee including a hard copy of WRPE is US$100 per year. Membership taken out in 2013 has the added benefit of members receiving eight digital issues of WRPE Volumes 3 and 4.

Marxian economists from all over the world are welcome to attend the forum whether or not they will present a paper. The WAPE Forums aim to encourage cooperation among Marxian economists and to enlarge and strengthen the influence of Marxian economics in the world.

WAPE. The World Association for Political Economy, registered in Hong Kong , China , is an international academic organization founded in 2006 by Marxian economists and related groups around the world. The mission of WAPE is to utilize modern Marxian economics to analyze and study the world economy, reveal its laws of development, and offer policies to promote economic and social progress on the national and global level. The last six WAPE forums were successively held in Shanghai, Shimane (Japan), Beijing, Paris, Suzhou (China), Amherst (USA), and Mexico City (Mexico), Florianopolis (Brazil) during 2006-2013. Participants in past WAPE forums have come from over 50 countries in Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America .

WRPE. The World Review of Political Economy is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal of Marxian Political Economy sponsored by WAPE and published by Pluto Journals. For more information including types of submissions that will be considered, please go to www.wapeweb.org.

WAPE Awards. The Distinguished Achievement Award of World Political Economy of the 21st Century, established by WAPE, has been granted annually since 2009 to recognize an outstanding book or article in political economy. It is intended to promote research in modern political economy around the world by granting the award to economists who have made important innovations in the theory or methodology of political economy since the year of 2001. The Marxian Economics Award, established by WAPE in 2011, is given to recognize an outstanding lifetime record of achievement in political economy. Its purpose is to promote the development of the research of Marxist economics around the world by granting the award to economists of different countries in the world who have made important innovations in the research of theories, methodology and application of Marxian economics. The 2014 WAPE Awards will be granted at the opening ceremony of the Ninth WAPE Forum. Nominations and applications can be sent to wapemember@gmail.com.

The WAPE Secretariat

June 10, 2013

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Economics

Economics

FOURTH GLOBAL CONFERENCE FOR ACADEMIC RESEARCH ON ECONOMICS, BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Call For Papers

29-30 June 2013

4th Global Conference for Academic Research on

Economics, Business and Management

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Paper Submission DEADLINE is fast approaching:  15th June 2013

 

The GCAR-EBM is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Economics, Business and Management. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world.

The conference gcar-emb  is supported by many universities and organizations and it has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who would love to share ideas. gcar-emb  invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, posters/demonstrations and workshops.

 

All the accepted papers will be published in one of the following JOURNALS:

-Journal of Management

-Journal of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics 

-International Journal of Finance and Accounting

-American Journal of Economics

 

Also, the conference proceeding will be submitted to SCOPUS for evaluation and indexing.

Publishing your papers will give your name, your research and your university unparalleled presence on the internet for the global scientific community to view your paper!

Papers are invited on any aspect of Economics, Business, and management to be presented at gcar-emb . The event provides authors with an outstanding opportunity for Economics, Business and Management and presenting their work at a top quality published international conference.

Papers in the following disciplines will be accepted and the scope of the conference in general will cover but not limited to:

Accounting

Advertising Management

Business & Economics

Business Ethics

Business Intelligence

Business Information Systems

Business Law

Business Performance Management

Business Statistics

Change Management

Communications Management

Comparative Economic Systems

Consumer Behavior

Corporate Finance and Governance

Corporate Governance

Cost Management

Decision Sciences

Development Planning and Policy

Economic Development

Economic Methodology

Economic Policy

E-Bussiness

E- Marketing

Economic Systems

Entrepreneurship

Finance & Investment

Financial Economics

Global Business

Global Marketing

Growth: Aggregate Productivity

Household Behavior and Family Economics

Human Resources

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Information Systems

Information Technology Management

International Business

International Economics

International Finance

Labor Economics

Labor Relations & Human Resource Management

Law and Economics

Management Information Systems

Management Science

Market Structure and Pricing

Marketing Research and Strategy

Marketing Theory and Applications

Operations Research

Organizational Behavior & Theory

Organizational Communication

Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles

Product Management

Production and Organizations

Production/Operations Management

Public Administration and Small Business Entrepreneurship

Public Choice

Public Economics and Finance

Public Relations

Public Responsibility and Ethics

Regulatory Economics

Resource Management

Strategic Management

Strategic Management Policy

Stress Management

Supply Change Management

Systems Management

Systems Thinking

Taxes (and related areas of taxation)

Technological Change: Research and Development

Technology & Innovation

Time Management

Total Quality Management

Welfare Economics

 

You are invited to submit:

– Full paper of up to 6 pages (Letter) for oral presentation, see template on website

Submissions must be unpublished work containing new and interesting results that demonstrate current research in all areas of economics, business and management.

 

The conference is jointly organised by Global Touch Resources/Asia

Paper Submission: You can submit your papers using the online submission form

 

Kindly promote gcar-ebm to all your contacts in your university, country and worldwide. Kuala Lumpur is great place to explore. gcar-ebm  is promising to be a top quality international conference and we don’t want anyone to miss a golden opportunity to mix and network with world specialists and forge new friendships and cooperation with colleagues from worldwide.

 

Best regards and hope to see you at gcar-ebm  in June 2013

On behalf of GCAR chairs

www.gcar2012.com/ebm/

emb@gcar2012.com

 

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Economics

SECOND GLOBAL CONFERENCE FOR ACADEMIC RESEARCH ON ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

 

Call For Papers
7-9 December 2012

2nd Global Conference for Academic Research on Economics and Management

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Paper Submission DEADLINE is fast approaching:  28 October 2012


Conference website : GCARME is supported by many universities and organizations and it has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who would love to share ideas. GCARME invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, posters/demonstrations and workshops.

All the accepted papers will be published in one of the following JOURNALS:

– American Journal of Economics
– International Journal of Finance and Accounting

– Bioinfo Journals (Abstract Indexed in ISI Thomson Web of Knowledge)

Publishing your papers will give your name, your research and your university unparalleled presence on the internet for the global scientific community to view your paper!

Papers are invited on any aspect of science, engineering, and management to be presented at GCARME. The event provides authors with an outstanding opportunity for science and engineering and presenting their work at a top quality published international conference.

 

RESEARCH ON BUSINESS MANAGEMENT:

  • – Human Resources Management
  • – Investment and Financial Management
  • – Marketing
  • – Islamic Management
  • – Management Information Systems
  • – Innovation & Technology Management
  • – Science and Technology Policy
  • – Organizational Theory
  • – Operations Management
  • – Supply Chain Management
  • – Tourism Management
  • – Education Management
  • – Knowledge Management
  • – Business Intelligence and Strategy
  • – E-commerce and E-Governance
  • – Project Management
  • – Risk Management
  • – Services Management
  • – Brand Management
  • – Public Administration and Management
  • – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • – Indigenous Management
  • Banking studies

RESEARCH ON ECONOMICS:

  • – Welfare Economics
  • – Public Sector Economics
  • – Regulatory Economics
  • – Business Cycles
  • – International Economics
  • – Economic Planning, Policy Development
  • – Industrial Economics
  • – Comparative Economic Systems
  • – Rational Expectations Theory
  • – Central Bank Independence
  • – Commercial Policy, Protection, Trade Negotiations
  • – Economic Integration
  • – Econometrics
  • – Trade and Labor Market Interactions
  • – International Factor Movements
  • – Innovation Economics
  • – Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
  • – National Budget, Deficit, and Debt
  • – Intergovernmental Relations
  • – Regulatory Economics
  • – Islamic Economics
  • – Constitutional Economics
  • – Institutional Economics

You are invited to submit:
– full paper of up to 6 pages (Letter) for oral presentation, see template on website

Submissions must be unpublished work containing new and interesting results that demonstrate current research in all areas of economics and management.

The conference is jointly organised by Global Touch Resources/Asia

Paper Submission: GCARME is using the SUBMIT PAPER

Kindly promote GCARME to all your contacts in your university, country and worldwide. Kuala Lumpur is great place to explore. GCARME is promising to be a top quality international conference and we don’t want anyone to miss a golden opportunity to mix and network with world specialists and forge new friendships and cooperation with colleagues from worldwide.

Best regards and hope to see you at GCARME in December 2012
On behalf of
GCAR2012 conference chairs.

 

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Merchant Bankers

PROPOSAL FOR PANELS ON MARXIST POLITICAL ECONOMY AT THE CONFERENCE OF THE AHE, FAPE AND IIPE – PARIS 5-8 JULY 2012

From the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE)

The World Association for Political Economy invites scholars of Marx and Marxism to submit papers on ‘Marxist political economy’ to be discussed at the forthcomingParisconference of the AHE, FAPE and IIPPE which will be held from 5th-8th July. This large conference of critical and heterodox economist is an excellent opportunity to develop, in discussion with Marxists and those interested in Marx’s ideas, knowledge and understanding of Marx’s ideas and their relevance in the current turbulent world economic situation.

Papers on any issue relevant to the topic ‘Marxist Political Economy’ are welcome. Abstracts of 500 words or less, with a title, indicative bibliography and the name and institutional affiliation of the author, should be submitted to Xiaoqing Ding at wape2006@gmail.com and to Alan Freeman at afreeman@iwgvt.org on or before 18th January.

Authors will be notified of acceptance for inclusion in the WAPE panels by 25th January. Any proposal not accepted can thus be sent to the organizers of theParisconference by their deadline of 31st January, to be considered for inclusion in the general conference.

WAPE seeks to collaborate with all those attending the conference who contribute in the general area of Marxist political economy, and invites those who have already submitted proposals to contact it, with a view to working to arrange joint panels.

WAPE, registered in Hong Kong, China, is an international academic organization founded on an open, non-profit, and voluntary basis by Marxian economists and related groups around the world. Its mission is to utilize modern Marxian economics to analyze and study the world economy, reveal the law of development and its mechanism, and offer proper policies to promote economic and social progress on the national and global level, so as to improve the welfare of all the people in the world. The last five WAPE forums were successively held in Shanghai, Shimane, Beijing, Paris, Suzhouand Amherstduring 2006-2011. The next conference is to be held in Mexico Cityfrom May 25th-27th 2012. For more information, see http://www.wrpe.org/

 

Regards

Alan Freeman (afreeman@iwgvt.org)

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It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

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Crisis

9th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENTS IN ECONOMIC THEORY AND POLICY

The Department of Applied Economics V of the University of the Basque Country and the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, of the University of Cambridge, are organizing the 9th International Conference on Developments in Economic Theory and Policy. The Conference will be held in Bilbao (Spain), the days 28th and 29th of June 2012. 
 
Although papers are invited on all areas of economics, there will be three Plenary Sessions with Invited Speakers about the following topics:
– Economic Policies, Governance and the New Economics
– The Economics of the Financial Transactions Tax
– The Governance of Natural Resources
 
Suggestions for Organized Sessions are encouraged. An Organized Session is one session constructed in its entirety by a Session Organizer and submitted to the conference organizers as a complete package. A proposal of an Organized Session must include the following information:
– Title of the session, name and affiliation of the session organizer, name and affiliation of the person who will chair the session(if different than the organizer)
– Titles of the papers (3-4 papers), name, affiliation and contact information of the authors
 
Besides Plenary, Organized and Normal Parallel sessions, there will also be Graduate Student Sessions. In these sessions, students making a MSc or a PhD programme can present their researches and discuss that of other students. Participants in the Graduate Student Sessions will pay a lower conference fee. 
 
The deadline to submit papers and ‘Organized Sessions’ is 25th May 2012. 
 
The Journal Panoeconomicus (http://www.panoeconomicus.rs will publish a special issue with papers presented at the conference. Papers of high quality will be considered for this special issue. All submitted papers will be considered for this special issue. The selection of the paper will be made by the Scientific Committee of the Conference. The final decision about the papers to be published will be subject to a process of anonymous evaluation.
 
For more information, you can contact with Jesus Ferreiro (jesus.ferreiro@ehu.es) or Maribel Garcia-del-Valle (teresa.gvalleirala@ehu.es ) or visit the conference website: www.conferencedevelopments.com

Best regards

Jesus Ferreiro
Associate Professor
Departament Applied Economics V
University of the Basque Country
Bilbao, Spain 

 

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Crisis Sublime

NEOLIBERALISM AND THE CRISES OF ECONOMIC SCIENCE


May 20-22, 2011, Istanbul University, Beyazit

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

The global crisis of the last years of the ‘noughties’ has cruelly exposed the deficiencies of both mainstream economics and broader strands of political economy from across the social sciences that have promoted neoliberalism. But the degree of consequential rethinking has been strikingly underwhelming. This conference will examine the multiple crises of economic science, informed by perspectives of political economy that have long been ignored and marginalised by the mainstream.

IIPPE has decided to extend the deadline for submission in order to allow for more participants. So we are issuing a final call for individual contributions and proposals for panels that address Neoliberalism and the Crises of Economic Science. But to maximize your chance of a place on the programme, you may need to apply sooner rather than later.
    • The final deadline for submission of both individual abstracts of papers and proposals for panels is 28th February 2011 (On line submission on http://www.iippe.org/wiki).
    • Potential participants will be notified by 21st March.
    • The deadline for the submission of full papers remains 15th April.

Hosted by Turkish Social Sciences Association (TSSA) and Istanbul University Research Center for Global Politics and Administration (GLOPAR).

The original call for papers can be found at: http://www.iippe.org/wiki/Second_International_Conference_in_Political_Economy

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QUANTITATIVE MARXISM

This is advance notice of a planned stream at next year’s conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics, to be held at Nottingham Trent University.

See: http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/hetecon/conference/

Below is a draft of the proposal to the conference organisers.

As you will see the aim is develop the work begun by the 1991 volume edited by Paul Dunne, and recently continued by the Developing Quantitative Marxism workshops at Bristol.

Please send expressions of interest to me in the first instance.

Julian Wells

Julian Wells
Senior Lecturer in Economics
School of Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston-upon-Thames
KT1 2EE
+44 (0) 20-8417 2431

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1) Appeal for submissions

This initiative aims to develop empirical Marxist analysis as an alternative perspective to the prevailing orthodoxy and to create a coherent, influential and self-sustaining research agenda.

Papers are invited on any topic in Marxist political economy that deal with empirical issues and/or use quantitative information and methods. The intention is not to debate the validity of the approach, but to use it to show the power and potential of Marxist analysis of capital.

The theme is in the tradition of the edited volume Quantitative Marxism (Dunne 1991), and the recent conferences in this field organised at Bristol (UK) (see http://carecon.org.uk/QM/).

Papers revisiting topics covered in Dunne (1991) are welcome, as are ones in fresh areas: the key aim is to develop a comprehensive and contemporary research agenda.

Reference:
Dunne, Paul (ed.) (1991) Quantitative Marxism. Cambridge: Polity Press

2) Title of panel

Developing Quantitative Marxism

3) Panel organiser

Julian Wells
j.wells@kingston.ac.uk
School of Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston-upon-Thames
KT1 2EE
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8417 2285

4) Peer review process

The theme organisers hope to accept all papers that appear to relate to the theme’s scope as described in the appeal, subject to generally accepted academic standards. In the event that resource constraints compel further selection, the theme organisers will (a) give priority to individual papers whose approach demonstrates specific regard to the pluralist principles of the AHE, and (b) seek to give effect to pluralist principles in the overall programme of the theme.

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Economic Crisis

14th BERLIN ROUNDTABLES ON TRANSNATIONALITY: FINANCIALIZATION AND EVERYDAY LIFE

Dear colleagues

Please find below information on the 14th Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality on the topic “Financialization and Everyday Life.” We kindly ask you to circulate this information among potential candidates (students, PhD candidates and post-docs to a maximum of five years after the PhD).

Thank you!!
____________________________________________________________

Essay Competition – Conference – Research Grant

14th Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality, 25 – 29 June 2011
“Financialization and Everyday Life”

Based on an international essay competition, up to 30 applicants will be invited to discuss their research with prominent scholars at one of Europe’s leading research institutions. Cost for travel and accommodation in Berlin will be covered by the Irmgard Coninx Foundation.

The conference will be divided into two workshops:

Workshop I ‘Deconstructing Credit and Money in Neoliberalism: Power, Culture, and History’ chaired by Jane Guyer (Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University) and Susanne Soederberg (Global Development & Political Studies, Queen’s University, Canada) and

Workshop II ‘Financialization and Corporate Social Responsibility: Consumers and Investors as the New Policymakers?’ chaired by Boris Holzer (Sociology, University of Bielefeld) and Bryane Michael (Economics, Stockholm School of Economics)

For further information please visit our homepage and the background paper at: http://www.irmgard-coninx-stiftung.de/index.php?id=271

Deadline for essay submission: 27 March 2011

Among the conference participants, an international jury will award up to two three-month fellowship to be used for research in Berlin. The grant includes a monthly stipend of 1,000 € plus appropriate accommodation.

For inquiries please contact us: info@irmgard-coninx-stiftung.de  

Irmgard Coninx Stiftung
c/o Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
für Sozialforschung
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 25491-411
Fax: +49 30 25491-684
Email: info@irmgard-coninx-stiftung.de

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Despair

NEOLIBERALISM AND THE CRISES OF ECONOMIC SCIENCE – SECOND IIPPE CONFERENCE

INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR PROMOTING POLITICAL ECONOMY (IIPPE)

SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN POLITICAL ECONOMY

Neoliberalism and the Crises of Economic Science

May 20-22, 2011,
Istanbul University, Beyazit

CALL FOR PAPERS

The global crisis of the last years of the “noughties” has cruelly exposed the deficiencies not only of mainstream economics but also of broader strands of political economy from across the social sciences more generally that have promoted neoliberalism. Media and academic commentary has focused on the inability to predict the crisis and the corresponding inadequacies of the economics profession, expecting a sort of self-criticism and reconstruction from within the discipline, whilst the inadequate treatment of the economic and the economy across the social sciences has been less harshly exposed to criticism.

In the case of economics, this has led to a spirited deference of the existing frame of analysis (What crisis? Bubbles don’t exist) and to the assertion that the discipline’s principles remain adequate but they need to be better and more realistically applied, possibly with the incorporation of other behavioural elements and techniques. Similar minor modifications to analytical frameworks have emanated from the international financial institutions and national treasuries, etc, if to some extent to allow for more discretion in policy rather than fundamental rethinks. Accordingly, the degree of rethinking within mainstream economics is strikingly underwhelming as, indeed, is the rethinking informing policy responses where neoliberal support to globalisation of finance remains to the fore, with dramatic adjustments at the expense of working people and the poor.

Although, then, the urgent issues brought about by the global crisis have made such questioning of mainstream economics both necessary and inevitable, there are also wider implications for a more inclusive reconstruction of economic understanding across the social sciences as a means to inform both academic and policy-making circles.

This conference will probe much deeper into the multiple crises of economic science, informed by the perspectives of political economy that have long been ignored and marginalised by the mainstream, whether deriving from critical political economy and heterodox economics or from the treatment of the economy from across the social sciences as a whole. The ultimate aim is to explore new avenues in promoting and developing critical political economy in view of recent developments. As well as engagements with economics and the economic, we are seeking individual contributions and proposals for panels that address Neoliberalism and the Crises of Economic Science through:

● the critical weaknesses of the mainstream in its continuing evolution;

● critique of recent developments within mainstream economics such as game theory, experimental economics, behavioural economics, neuroeconomics, complexity theory, etc;

● the challenges to, and potential for, heterodox economics and Marxist political economy;

● the lessons that can be gained from the history of economic thought;

● the role of methodology in the critique of mainstream economics and neoliberal political economy in providing for alternatives;

● the relation between economics and other social sciences in view of economics imperialism: economics and politics, economic history, philosophy, sociology, law, etc;

● the role of interdisciplinarity in promoting alternatives to the mainstream;

● the role to be played by critical political economy within social science;

● the ways in which an alternative economics can engage with and promote both activism and alternative theories, policies and ideologies;

● how to locate the world economy and the role of the (neoliberal) (nation-) state;

● the relationships between finance and accumulation and between economic and social reproduction;

● the analytical location of class, power and conflict.

We welcome both individual submissions and proposals for panels (or streams of panels), with the latter ideally already incorporating a number of proposed submissions but allowing for others to be added as appropriate.

The deadline for submission of both individual abstracts of papers and proposals for panels is the 15th of February 2011(submissions should be sent toiippe@soas.ac.uk and/or t.s.b.d@superonline.com.

Potential participants will be notified by the 15th of March. The deadline for the submission of full papers is the 15th of April. Early submissions, even if only provisional, are essential both to avoid disappointment and to help in the appropriate allocation of papers to designated panels and streams that will themselves be strengthened through solicited contributions and the plenaries.

Update: 23rd January 2011: New online abstract submission: http://www.iippe.org/wiki/Conference_2011/Abstract_Submission

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