International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE)
Call for Papers, Panels and Workshops
Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
January 5, 2017
Deadline for submissions extended to September 12, 2016
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 Monday, September 12, 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 middle of September 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 as a Word document. Your email must 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 (, Acting Executive Director of ICAPE.

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