International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE)
Call for Papers, Panels and Workshops
Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
January 5, 2017

Can Pluralism Save Economics?
Pluralistic Approaches to Teaching and Research in Economics

Although the global financial crisis of 2007-2009 exposed many of the
deficiencies in mainstream economics, there have been few changes in
the discipline. The same tired models and approaches continue to
dominate research publications and textbooks. This has prompted
increasing calls for pluralism in economics, most recently from the
International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics
( There has never been a more important time to gather
pluralistic economists together to develop robust alternatives and to
bolster pluralistic approaches to teaching and research.

The next ICAPE conference will occur on the day before the 2017 ASSA
meetings in Chicago from 8AM to 5PM at Roosevelt University in
downtown Chicago. Roosevelt is located within an easy walk of the
convention hotels. The conference registration fee is $80 ($40 for
graduate students/low income).

The main conference theme is a broad one: What do pluralistic
economists have to offer students, the discipline and the people of
the world to address our pressing economic problems, including
inequality, poverty, climate change, macroeconomic instability,
financialization, war and conflict, and the inability of mainstream
economics to address these issues adequately. 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 economy, critical realism, and general heterodox. We are
particularly interested in material from graduate students, sessions
on pluralistic teaching, and material on the state of pluralism in
economics. And, we are interested in research from any of the
perspectives listed above.

ICAPE will also hold a board meeting over lunch at the conference to
plan the future of the organization. All member institutions are
encouraged to send a representative.

The deadline for submitting proposals is August 1, 2016. We welcome
proposals for individual papers, full sessions, teaching workshops,
and roundtables. Proposals for complete sessions or workshops with a
coherent theme are particularly encouraged, especially those that are
pluralistic in nature, reflecting multiple perspectives in the
discipline. Those who make a submission will be informed whether their
proposal has been accepted by the end of August 2016.

For individual papers, please include: Your name, your title and
affiliation, an abstract of 300 words or less, 3 keywords, and contact
information (address, phone, email). For full sessions of papers,
roundtables, workshops, and other formats, please include the above
for each contribution, as well as a title for the session, the names
of the chair and discussants, and the name and contact information of
the session organizer.

All proposals should be submitted by email to
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include “ICAPE Submission”, the corresponding author’s last name, and
a brief title in the subject line (e.g., “ICAPE Submission, Schneider,
Teaching Roundtable”). Please also title the Word document containing
your submission in a similar fashion.

Authors who present at the ICAPE conference are encouraged to submit
their papers to the American Review of Political Economy
(, edited by Michael Murray
and Nikolaos Karagiannis. Papers from the conference will be published
in a special issue of the ARPE.

Please address your questions to Geoff Schneider
([log in to unmask]), Acting Executive Director of ICAPE.

Geoff Schneider
Professor of Economics, Bucknell University
Office: 128 Academic West
Address: 1 Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837
Email: [log in to unmask]
Office Phone: 570-577-1666