January 9-10, 2022
Simmons University, Boston, Mass.
Conference theme: Pluralist Economics in a Post-Pandemic World
The global economy is being buffeted by a series of crises. First, we have the Coronavirus pandemic and recession which is wreaking widespread devastation around the world in the face of inadequate public health systems. Second, in the U.S., we have the crisis of racial stratification and policing. The nationwide explosion of unrest following the murder of George Floyd was only the latest indicator of the dissatisfaction with racialized policing and ongoing racial inequities. Third, we have the broader crisis of increasing inequality, and the myriad problems that accompany an economic system structured to benefit the 1%. Fourth, we have the global climate crisis, and the possibility of major disruptions to the provision of food, water and other necessities coupled with increasingly frequent and devastating natural disasters.
Heterodox and pluralistic mainstream economists are particularly well-suited to analyze crises given their focus on real-world phenomena and the forces behind deprivation and change. This conference is open to papers, presentations, roundtables, and workshops that explore any issues in a heterodox or pluralistic fashion. We are particularly interested in papers that explore the following topics:
ICAPE, the International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics, is committed to a broad, pluralistic approach to economics. Founding member associations include the International Association For Feminist Economics (IAFFE), the Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE), the Association For Evolutionary Economics (AFEE), the Association For Institutional Thought (AFIT), and the Association for Social Economics (ASE). Submissions from members of these organizations are particularly welcome, as are submissions from any economist committed to a pluralistic approach to the discipline.
We welcome work from all strands of heterodox economic theory, including evolutionary, ecological, complexity, institutional, feminist, Austrian, Marxian, Sraffian, Post-Keynesian, behavioral/psychological, social, radical political, critical realism, agent-based modeling, and general heterodox economics. We are interested in research from any of the perspectives listed above, and research by mainstream economists open to incorporating a pluralistic approach. We are also particularly interested in material from graduate students, sessions on pluralistic teaching, and material on the state of pluralism in economics.
Submissions are due by Friday, September 10, 2022.
The ASSA/AEA conference takes place from January 7-9, 2022. ICAPE’s conference will occur immediately after the ASSA meetings, beginning in the late afternoon on January 9th and continuing for a half day on January 10th. ICAPE sessions will be held at Simmons University, just 1.4 miles away from ASSA conference hotels. ICAPE sessions will begin at 3:45 PM on January 9 and end at around 12:00 PM on January 10th.
All papers must be submitted via the Google Forms below.
Individual papers can be submitted here: https://forms.gle/B28KhummUS3YmjJd6
Panels can be submitted here: https://forms.gle/gUg3FiqyqHRcuxZ49
Conference registration fee: $140 regular registration, or $70 low income.
Some scholarships may be available to graduate students who are not currently employed full time and who are a member of one of the founding ICAPE associations (AFEE, AFIT, ASE, IAFFE, URPE).
ICAPE does not arrange for housing. Instead, participants are encouraged to use ASSA conference housing, which is heavily discounted, or to make their own arrangements.
All papers presented at the ICAPE conference will be considered for the ICAPE proceedings issue of the American Review of Political Economy.
January 9th, 3:00 PM: ASSA conference ends
For additional information, visit www.icape.org, or contact [log in to unmask].