*International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics

*Call for Papers, Panels and Workshops*

*Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA*

*January 3, 2019, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM*

*Gender, Race, Class and Crises: *

*Pluralistic Approaches to the Economic Issues of our Time*

ICAPE was founded 25 years ago (in 1993) by a group of heterodox economists
committed to the idea of pluralism in economics. ICAPE’s founding occurred
in the wake of a plea for a “pluralistic and rigorous economics" which was
published as a paid advertisement in the American Economic Review and
signed by many leading economists. Today, we find the mainstream as
monolithic as ever in its domination of journals and degree programs, but
there are small signs of progress. Analysis of institutions and actual
human behavior is displacing some of the emphasis on rational optimizing
behavior of individual actors. Institutions in the U.K. are calling for new
approaches to economics. Nonetheless, much remains to be done. This is
particularly true when it comes to issues of Gender, Race, Class and
Crises, where heterodox economists have much to say while much mainstream
analysis is inadequate.

The 2019 ICAPE conference will explore the following themes:

·         Given the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements, the ongoing
domination of the economics profession by white men, and the inadequacies
of mainstream economic analysis of gender and race, what can pluralistic
economists offer as an alternative?

·         Inequality continues to be a major issue of our time, and one
that is central to much pluralistic analysis while being absent from much
mainstream analysis. What can pluralistic economists add to the analysis of
this crucial topic? How can a contemporary analysis of class, race and
gender contribute to our understanding?

·         Contemporary capitalism faces recurrent macroeconomic crises and
looming environmental crises. How can pluralistic economists shed light on
the dynamics and possible solutions to these crises?

·         What are the major problems confronting today’s communities, and
how can pluralistic approaches to economics address those problems?

·         To what extent is it possible to combine and integrate different
heterodox approaches into a unified, pluralistic approach?

·         What are the best methods for teaching and conducting research in
pluralistic economics?

·         How should we cope with the exclusion of pluralistic ideas from
economics journals, textbooks and curricula? What strategies should we

·         What should younger scholars know about each pluralistic
tradition? What are the cutting edge approaches to teaching and scholarship
in each tradition?

It has never been more important 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 Agnes Scott College in suburban Atlanta. Agnes Scott 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 deadline for submitting proposals is Tuesday, September 4, 2018. 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 10th of September 2018.

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 evaluated for acceptance on a rolling basis.

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 (1) *name*, (2) *title*, (3)
*affiliation*, (4) *abstract of up to 300 words* or less, (5) *three
keywords*, (6) *short abstract of 40 words*, and (7) *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.

Note that ICAPE does not arrange lodging for this conference. Participants
should make their own arrangements.

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

*ICAPE is looking for locations for future conferences 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