Dear Colleagues,

Below please find the preliminary ICAPE conference program. The ICAPE conference will take place on January 4, 2018 (the day before the ASSA meetings) at Drexel University in Philadelphia. With 29 sessions on one day, the ICAPE conference has more heterodox sessions per day than the ASSA meetings. I hope that you will consider attending. 

You can register for the conference at

All my best,

Geoff Schneider
Executive Director, International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics

ICAPE Conference Preliminary Program, January 4, 2018, Drexel University

Breakfast, 7-8 AM


Session 1, 8:00-9:30 AM

1A Studies Involving Professional Ethics, Scientific Integrity, and Best Practices in Economics (AIRLEAP)

o   Areerat Kichkha (Chair) & Richard Anderson, Lindenwood University: Replication - Whose Ethical Concern Is It?

o   Steven Payson, AIRLEAP: What Will Make Economics Professors Succeed or Fail in the Future? The Discipline at a Crossroads

o   W. Charlie Sawyer, Texas Christian University: Flipping the Files: Matching in the Economics Job Market


1B Stratification Economics and the Political Economy of Identity

o   John Davis (Chair), Marquette University: Stratification Economics and the Economics of Exclusion

o   Dania Francis, University of Massachusetts Amherst: The Effects of Job Losses on Black and Hispanic Youth

o   Kyle Moore, New School for Social Research: Real Competition and Stratification Economics: A Mutual Critique of Neoclassical Competition


1C Presentations from the Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics

o   Tae-Hee Jo (Chair), SUNY Buffalo State, Lynne Chester University of Sydney, and Carlo D'Ippoliti, Sapienza University of Rome: The State of Art and Challenges for Heterodox Economics

o   Marcella Corsi Sapienza, University of Rome, and Giuilio Guarini, Tuscia University: Inequality and poverty

o   Scott Carter, University of Tulsa: Heterodox Theories of Distribution


1D Radical Approaches to Economic Policy Analysis in Advanced Capitalism (URPE)

o   Jamee Moudud (Chair),  Sarah Lawrence College: Looking into the Black Box: Policy as a Contested Process

o   Robin Chang, York University: A Marxian Explanation for the Fast Rate of Growth in Healthcare Expenditures in Advanced Capitalism

o   Katherine Moos, University of Massachusetts-Amherst: Neoliberal Redistributive Policy: The U.S. Net Social Wage in the 21st Century


1E Undergraduate economics curriculum reform: A Roundtable (URPE)

o   Nathan Sivers Boyce (Chair), Willamette University

o   Elizabeth Ramey, Hobart & William Smith Colleges

o   Raechelle Mascarenhas, Willamette University

o   Antonio Callari, Franklin & Marshall College

o   Benjamin Balak, Rollins College


1F Issues of Democracy, Governance and Justice

o   Mary Wrenn (Chair), University of the West of England, and William Waller, Hobart and William Smith Colleges: Neoliberalism and Actions against Interests by White Working Class Women in the US

o   Sedef Topal, University of Szeged: Evolution from Democracy to Manipulocracy in the Crisis of State Sovereignty

o   Masato Miyazaki, Saitama University: Do local allocation tax grants boost the issuance of road bonds? Evidence from Japan’s local governments

o   Aqdas Afzal, National University of Sciences & Technology, Islamabad: The Work of John Rawls as a Blue Print for Social and Economic Justice


1G The Social Economics of Applied Microeconomic Analysis

o   John Tomer (Chair), Manhattan College: Why Consumers Are Not Sovereign; The Socio-Economic Causes of Market Failure

o   Nasreen Nawaz, Michigan State University: Efficiency on the Dynamic Adjustment Path

o   Jason Hecht, Ramapo College: High-Tech R&D, Productivity, and Labor-Displacing Technical Change: A Solow Model of Productivity With A Ricardo-Marx Result

o   Scott Alan Carson University of Texas, Permian Basin: Net Nutrition and the Transition from 19th Century Bound to Free-labor: Assessing Dietary Change with Differences in Decompositions



Session 2, 9:45-11:15 AM

2A Studies on Employment and Migration (AIRLEAP)

o   Amelie F. Constant (Chair) and Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University: Mobility trends and Patterns of Latinix by U.S. Census Region

o   Yaya Sissoko, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Brian W. Sloboda, University of Phoenix: A Dynamic Multi-Sector Export Base Model to Determine Long-Run Regional Employment Growth in Pennsylvania’s Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

o   Steven Payson, AIRLEAP: The Downsizing of Economics Professors: How It Will Happen and Why It Will Succeed


2B Social Institutions of Finance (URPE)

o   Ariane Hillig (Chair), The Open University: Impact of Financialization on the Everyday Life of UK Households

o   Giulia Zacchia, Sapienza University of Rome, Fabrizio Botti, University of Perugia and Marcella Corsi, Sapienza University of Rome: Microfinance in Europe at the time of crisis: Striking a balance between financial and social performance

o   Serap Saritas and Oran Dokuz, Eylul University: Financialisation, Islamic Finance and Pension Funds in Turkey

o   Manisha Pradhananga, Knox College, and Leila Davis, Middlebury College: Financialization of Agro-Food Firms


 2C Energy in the Global Economy

o   Jim Case (Chair): Biophysical Economics

o   Carey King, University of Texas Austin: Systems Thinking Linking Energy and the Economy: Size, Growth, and Structure

o   Victor Yakovenko, University of Maryland College Park

o   Jim Case: Petroleum Price History


 2D Gender, enterprise and growth

o   Janice Peterson (Chair), CSU Fresno

o   Emel Memiş, Ankara University, and Ozge İzdes, İstanbul University: The Impact of Elderly Care on Women’s Labour Force Participation and Employment

o   Anupama Uppal, Punjabi University: The Nature and Determinants of Gender Discrimination in Entrepreneurship in the Unorganized Manufacturing Sector of India

o   Madhavi Venkatesan, Northeastern University: Effective policy starts with micro data: Female wage disparity and equity

o   Sanika Ramanayake and Taniya Ghosh, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research: The Role of Gender-gap and Exports on Economic Growth


2E Development and Economic Theory

o   Steve Cohn (Chair), Knox College: Paradigm Competition in China

o   Patrick Bond, University of the Witwatersrand: South Africa’s primary capitalist contradictions: Drawing on political-economic theory to explain economic crisis, beyond neo-patrimonialism

o   Amanda Page-Hoongrajok, Shouvik Chakraborty and Bob Pollin, University of Massachusetts-Amherst: Austerity Versus Green Growth for Puerto Rico

o   Sudeep Regmi, Bucknell University: Notes on the Foundations of a Postcolonial Geopolitical Economy


    2F Pluralistic Games, Experiments and Curricula

o   Julia M. Puaschunder (Chair), Harvard University: Trust and Reciprocity Drive Social Common Goods Contribution Norms

o   Pierre Lacour, NYU: Does Ethical Behavior Pass the Test of Time? Explorations in Repeated Trust Games

o   Rafed A. Al-Huq, Bucknell University: Classroom Experiments for Pluralistic Economics

o   Sam de Muijnck, Joris Tieleman, and Maarten Kavelaars, Erasmus University Rotterdam: Thinking Like an Economist? A Quantitative Analysis of Bachelor Curricula in the Netherlands (SKYPE Presentation)


2G Money and Finance

o   Robert Kirsch (Chair), Arizona State University: Modern Money Marxism? Or: A Left Critique of State-Centered Money

o   Michael Derrer, Lucerne University: The Pros and Cons of the "Sovereign Money" proposal in Switzerland

o   Mona Ali, SUNY New Paltz: Finance, Power, and the British Balance of Payments


Session 3: Lunch Plenary, 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM

    3 Plenary: Pluralism and Economics 10 Years after the Crisis and 200 years after Marx's birth

o   Anwar Shaikh, New School for Social Research

o   William Waller, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

o   Julie Nelson, University of Massachusetts Boston

o   Geoffrey Schneider (Chair and Moderator), Bucknell University


Session 4: 1:15-3:00 PM

4A Economic and Interdisciplinary Analyses of Inflammatory Policy Issues (AIRLEAP)

o   Steven Payson (Chair), AIRLEAP

o   Julia M. Puaschunder, Harvard University: Climate in the 21st Century

o   Rolando A. Santos, Lakeland Community College, and Brian Sloboda, University of Phoenix: Implication of a Border Tax to the Value of the Dollar, Yuan and the Mexican Pesos

o   Beau Whitney, New Frontier: Cannabis Banking and Taxation: An Examination of the Ethics and Efficacy of Public Policy on Public Safety

o   Pierre D. Glynn, Collin B. Lawrence and Carl D. Shapiro, U.S. Geological Survey: Adaptive and Traceable Science and Policy Governance for Better Economic Decisions


4B New heterodox perspectives on financialization and primitive accumulation (URPE)

o   Scott Fullwiler, University of Missouri – Kansas City: Chair and Discussant

o   Ignacio Ramirez Cisneros, University of Missouri – Kansas City: Minsky’s international economics and its implications for the Eurozone crisis

o   Andres Cantillo, Missouri State University: The structure of production and portfolio decisions of investment

o   Daniel Ferman-Leon, Cornell University: Financialization: Perspectives from Anthropology and Heterodox Economics

o   Alejandro Garay-Huaman (Chair), University of Missouri – Kansas City: Decentering Primitive Accumulation and Imperialism: Towards a Non-essentialist Approach

o   Scott Carter, University of Tulsa: Discussant

o   Rafed A. Al-Huq, Bucknell University: Discussant

o   Natalia De Lima Bracarense, North Central College: Discussant


4C Methodological Issues (URPE)

o   Tim Koechlin (Chair), Vassar College, and Jonathan Diskin, Earlham College: A Radical (Re)Framing of “Choice”

o   Ceren Soylu, University of Massachusetts-Amherst: Heterogeneity and/of Collective Action: Who, What, and How?

o   Larry Udell, West Chester University: Rawls for Radicals

o   Frank Thompson, University of Michigan: A Model of Rawls' Theory of Intergenerational Justice`

o   David Fields and Sanchit Shrivastava, University of Utah: The Normative Foundations of Political Economy: Introducing Economics as a Social Science


4D Foundations for an alternative curriculum in economics

o   Anwar Shaikh, New School for Social Research: Constructing the Foundations for an Alternative Curriculum in Economics


4E Pluralistic Approaches to Teaching

o   Randy Albelda (Chair), University of Massachusetts Boston

o   Jack Reardon, Hamline University: Pluralism and Effective Teaching: A Survey of the Literature

o   Geert Dhondt, Mathieu Dufour and Ian Seda, John Jay College: Keeping Class in the Conversation in the Age of the 1%

o   Sucharita Sinha, Mukherjee College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University: Embracing pluralism for making Economics relevant- Introductory courses could pave the Way

o   John Marangos, University of Macedonia: Teaching Introductory Macroeconomics During the Greek Financial Crisis

o   Jason Hecht, Ramapo College: Incorporating Pluralist Explanations of the Financial Crisis into Finance and Economics Courses


4F Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Economics

o   Richard V. Adkisson (Chair) and James Peach, New Mexico State University: Is There a Role for Basic Econometric Analysis in the Pluralist Approach to Economics?

o   Roger A. McCain, Drexel University: Economics is Thick

o   Greg Hannsgen, Levy Economics Institute, and Tai Young-Taft, Bard College at Simon’s Rock: Gender in a Nonlinear Post-Keynesian Fiscal-Policy Model

o   Terrance J. Quinn, Middle Tennessee State University: Anatomy of economic activity: there are two main flows

o   John McDermott, SUNY: A Private Economy in Which Investment is Mostly Public: Re-Examining Some

o   Economics Fundamentals

    4G Preparing for ASSA and Campus Interviews: A Roundtable and Workshop

o   Geoffrey Schneider (Chair), Bucknell University

o   Additional panelists TBA.



Session 5: 3:15-5:00 PM

5A Constructing the Principles of Radical Political Economy: A Roundtable

o   Geoffrey Schneider (Chair), Bucknell University

o   Ann Davis, Marist College

o   Paddy Quick, St. Francis College

o   Additional panelists TBA


5B Heterodox Approaches To Macroeconomics (URPE)

o   Adem Elveren (Chair) and Rachel Dunning, Fitchburg State University: Falling Profit Rates and Military Expenditures: An Empirical Investigation

o   Olivia Mattos, St. Francis College, Fernanda Ultremare, Felipe da Roz, and Guilherme Melo, UNICAMP, Brazil: Ultra low and Negative Interest Rates in our times: what Keynes would have thought?

o   Gokcer Ozgur, University of Utah: How Saving Data is Estimated

o   Hasan Comert, Middle East Technical University, and Fatih Akcelik, Central Bank of Turkey: Does Inflation Vary across Income Groups? Evidence from an Emerging Market

o   David Fields, University of Utah, and Nathaniel Cline , University of Redlands: The Case for Regional Policies under Monetary Sovereignty: A Heterodox Approach to Domestic Fiscal Crises


5C Issues in Economic Policy and Theory

o   Quentin Wodon (Chair), World Bank: The Role of Laws, Policies, and Interventions for Ending Child Marriage and Keeping Girls in School

o   Adam Chalmers, King's College London, Marcella Corsi and Giulia Porino, Sapienza University of Rome: Diversity is an asset. How reducing gender-imbalances in financial sector top positions could promote the public interest in finance

o   Kalpana Khanal and Jacob C. Correira, Nichols College: The Political Economy of “Food Security” in the age of neoliberal globalization

o   Ruchira Sen, University of Missouri - Kansas City: Economies of Kinship and Command in the Empire of Capital since 1989

o   Riko Rosete, Warren Wilson College and Hendrik Van den Berg, University of Massachusetts-Amherst: Extending the Harrod-Domar Model: Warranted Growth with Immigration, Natural Environmental Constraints, and Technological Change


5D Corruption and Crime

o   Richard V. Adkisson and Leila Shadabi, New Mexico State University: An Institutional Examination of Consistent Corruption

o   Rafed A. Al-Huq Bucknell University: Illuminating Corruption: A View from Satellite Night-Time Lights Data

o   Scott Alan Carson, University of Texas, Permian Basin: Crime in the American West: Institutional Evolution to Address Social Change

o   Geert Dhondt, John Jay College: ‘Stress of Circumstance:’ Towards a Marxist Political Economy of Criminal Justice


5E Economic Thought and Pluralism

o   Gerald Friedman and Carly McCann, University of Massachusetts-Amherst: Women with degrees and the gendering of progressive Economics

o   Roberto Simiqueli, Universidade Estadual de Campinas: Conservatism and Institutions: revisiting the exchange between J. A. Hobson and Thorstein Veblen

o   Ramon Garcia Fernandez Universidade Federal do ABC Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais: Manufacturing Pluralism in Brazilian Economics: The role of ANPEC as institutional mediator and stabilizer

o   Edward Teather-Posadas, Colorado State University: Taking the Parallax View: Karatani, Žižek, and the Plurality of Economic Thought

o   Viktorija Mano, University of Roehampton: Using Complexity Theory in conjunction with critical realism in economics


5F Labor, Employment, Poverty and Inequality

o   Josefina Y. Li, University of Missouri - Kansas City: Bioregional Job Guarantee

o   Brian Matlock, University of Missouri - Kansas City: Talking about the poor: a critical discourse analysis of nonprofit website messaging about poverty

o   Alexandra Arntsen, Birmingham City University: It’s the end of the world and we know it: an intersectional analysis of worktime and environmental preferences

o   John Komlos, University of Munich: The Hollowing Out of the Middle Class


5G Publishing in Heterodox Journals: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (A Roundtable)

o   Jack Reardon, Hamline University, Editor, International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education

o   Lynne Chester, University of Sydney, Co-Editor, Review of Political Economy

o   Chris Brown, Arkansas State University, Editor, Journal of Economic Issues

o   Matias Vernengo, Bucknell University, Co-Editor, Review of Keynesian Economics


Conference ends at 5:00 PM

Geoff Schneider
Professor of Economics, Bucknell University
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