Dear AFEEfolks,
AFEE is organizing sessions at the ICAPE conference, which will take place
on January 4, 2018 at Drexel University in Philadelphia (the day before the
ASSA meetings in Philly).

We are interested in any and all of the following:
(1) panels for graduate students and younger scholars,
(2) a session (panel, roundtable or workshop) on doing institutionalist
research and publishing in institutionalist journals (this could be
broadened to include other heterodox research and journals),
(3) one or more sessions on teaching institutional economics or teaching
(4) a session on the state of institutionalism and its relationship to the
mainstream and to other heterodox schools of thought, and
(5) papers taking an institutionalist approach to research on any topic. ​

Please send your thoughts, ideas and paper proposals to me at
[log in to unmask] Please signal your initial interest no later
than September 5th (there will be time to work out the details later).

I hope to hear from many of you.

Warm regards,

Geoff Schneider
AFEE President
ICAPE Executive Director

*International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics

*Call for Papers, Panels and Workshops*

*Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA*

*January 4, 2018*

*Pluralism and Economics 10 Years after the Crisis*

*(and 200 Years after Marx’s Birth)*

It has now been 10 years since the financial crisis, but there have been
very few changes in mainstream economics. Meanwhile, pluralist economists
have been developing sophisticated ideas aimed at addressing the major
problems confronting contemporary society. It is also interesting that the
10 year anniversary of the financial crisis finds us at the 200th anniversary
of Marx’s birth. Marx, of course, railed against the flaws of the
mainstream economics of his day, setting the stage for heterodox attempts
to move beyond narrowly conceived mainstream approaches to a richer,
historical approach to the discipline.

This year’s ICAPE conference has multiple themes regarding what pluralist
economists have to offer the economics profession and society in general in
2018. Specifically,

   - What are the major problems confronting today’s communities, and how
   can pluralist approaches to economics address those problems?
   - How can pluralist economists most effectively deal with the domination
   of the profession by mainstream economics and the exclusion of pluralist
   ideas from economics journals, textbooks and curricula?
   - Teaching pluralistically is a complicated endeavor. What are the most
   effective methods, approaches and materials for pluralistic teaching?
   - What should younger scholars know about each pluralistic tradition?
   What are the cutting edge approaches to teaching and scholarship in each
   - What insights do Marx and the other founders of heterodox traditions
   have for the modern world?

This is a crucial juncture for pluralistic economists to discuss robust
alternatives to mainstream economics and to bolster pluralistic approaches
to teaching and research.

This ICAPE conference will occur on the day before the 2018 ASSA meetings
from 7AM to 5PM at Drexel University near downtown Philadelphia. Drexel is
located within a short cab or train ride from the convention hotels. The
conference registration fee is $120 ($60 for graduate students/low income),
which includes breakfast and lunch, along with coffee and refreshments
throughout the day.

One of the purposes of the conference is to bring together economists from
a variety of heterodox perspectives. There will be multiple opportunities
for people to come together, including breakfast, coffee breaks, and a
lunch plenary. Please plan on spending the entire day at the conference. In
general, requests to schedule sessions at particular times of the day
cannot be granted.

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, agent-based modeling, 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.


The initial deadline for submitting proposals is Tuesday, September 5,
2017. Space permitting, there will be a second call for papers later in the
fall. Submit proposals by Sept. 5 to be guaranteed a spot on the program.
We welcome proposals for individual papers, full sessions, teaching
workshops, research workshops and roundtables. Proposals for complete
sessions or workshops with a coherent theme are 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 20th of September 2017.

Anyone needing an early decision on their submission to secure travel
funding should indicate the need for an early decision as part of their
submission. Submissions will be accepted beginning June 12, 2017.

ICAPE member associations are encouraged to submit entire sessions or
workshops. Current dues-paying ICAPE member associations include: AFEE,

For individual papers, please include: Your *name*, your *title* and
*affiliation*, an *abstract of 300 words* or less, *3 keywords*, a *short
abstract of 50 words*, and *contact information* (address, phone, email).
For full sessions consisting 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 (if any), and the
name and contact information of the session organizer.

All proposals should be submitted by email to [log in to unmask] as
a *Word or RTF document*. Your email subject should be titled using the
corresponding author’s last name, “ICAPE,” and a brief title in the subject
line (e.g., “Schneider.ICAPE.Teaching Roundtable”). Please also title the
Word or RTF 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]), Executive Director of ICAPE.

*ICAPE is looking for locations for future conferences in Atlanta on
January 3, 2019, and in San Diego on January 5-6, 2020. If you know of a
potential location in any of these cities, please contact us.*

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