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Dear Afeefolks,
With the AEA/ASSA moving to a virtual conference, ICAPE will be doing the same. Also, the deadline for paper proposals has been extended to October 1. Please see the revised call for papers below.
Geoff Schneider
Executive Director, ICAPE

 ICAPE 2022 Virtual Conference

Call for Papers

January 9-10, 2022

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:

·         The root causes and possible solutions to the myriad crisis facing contemporary capitalism;

·         Theoretical or applied work exploring any heterodox tradition, the intersections and differences between heterodox traditions, and/or the intersections and differences between mainstream and heterodox economics; and,

·         The best methods and materials to use to teach pluralistically in the current environment.


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, October 1, 2021.


The ASSA/AEA conference takes place from January 7-9, 2022. ICAPE’s conference will occur immediately after the ASSA meetings, beginning in the afternoon on January 9th and continuing for a half day on January 10th. ICAPE sessions will begin at 3:20 PM on January 9 and end at 12:00 PM on January 10th. All sessions will be held virtually using the Zoom platform.


All papers and panels must be submitted via the Google Forms below.

Individual papers can be submitted here:

Panels can be submitted here:


Conference registration fee: $90 regular registration, or $45 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).


All papers presented at the ICAPE conference will be considered for the ICAPE proceedings issue of the American Review of Political Economy.


Tentative schedule:

January 9th, 3:00 PM: ASSA conference ends

Breakout session 1: 3:20-4:00 PM

Breakout session 2: 4:15-5:55 PM

Plenary session: 6:10-7:50 PM

ICAPE Board meeting: 8:00-9:00 PM

Monday, January 10

Breakout session 3: 8:15-10:00 AM

Breakout session 4: 10:15-12:00 PM

Conference ends at 12:00 PM on January 10th


For additional information, contact [log in to unmask].

Presidential Professor and Co-Chair of Economics at Bucknell University
Executive Director, ICAPE
Office: 128 Academic West       
Phone: 570-577-1666
Mailing Address: 1 Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837