ICAPE 2020 Conference

Call for Papers

January 5, 2020, 3:00-9:00 PM and January 6, 2020, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego

Policy, Politics and Pluralism: Pluralistic economics for the post-Trump era

As we approach the 2020 elections, it is an opportune time for heterodox economists to articulate their vision for modern economic policies that would better serve the interests of people and the environment. Already, heterodox ideas are gaining traction, from Modern Monetary Theory to the Green New Deal.

  • What key theoretical and empirical issues should contemporary economists be confronting?
  • What are the best theories and policies that pluralistic economists have to offer to address the major problems facing contemporary society?
  • How do those theories and policies improve upon mainstream economic analysis?

ICAPE, the International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics, is committed to a broad, pluralistic approach to economics. Founding member associations include the International Association For Feminist Economics (IAFFE), the Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE), the Association For Evolutionary Economics (AFEE), the Association For Institutional Thought (AFIT), and the Association for Social Economics (ASE). Submissions from members of these organizations are particularly welcome, as are submissions from any economist committed to a pluralistic approach to the discipline.

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, critical realism, agent-based modeling, and general heterodox economics. We are interested in research from any of the perspectives listed above, and research by mainstream economists open to incorporating a pluralistic approach. We are also particularly interested in material from graduate students, sessions on pluralistic teaching, and material on the state of pluralism in economics.

This year due to the timing of the ASSA conference, which takes place from January 3-5, 2020, ICAPE’s conference will occur immediately after the ASSA meetings. ASSA sessions end at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 5. ICAPE sessions will be held 6 miles away at the beautiful Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego (a 12-minute cab ride). ICAPE sessions will begin at 3:40 PM on January 5 and end at noon on January 6.


Registration, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 3:00-3:40 PM

Session 1: Sunday, Jan. 5, 3:40-5:10 PM

Session 2: Sunday, Jan. 5, 5:20-6:50 PM

Session 3: Plenary dinner: 7:00-9:00 PM (dinner is included in conference registration fees)

ICAPE Board Meeting, 7:00-8:00 AM, Monday, Jan. 6 (by invitation)

Session 4: Monday, Jan. 6, 8:15-10:00 AM

Session 5: Monday, Jan. 6, 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Conference Registration Fee: $160

Reduced Income Conference Registration Fee: $100

Note that conference registration fees are somewhat higher this year due to the high cost of renting conference rooms in San Diego. Scholarships are available for graduate students. To be eligible, you must be a member of one of the founding ICAPE organizations, and indicate this in your conference submission.

Submission deadline is September 4, 2019.

We accept 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. Those who make a submission will be informed within 3 weeks regarding whether or not their proposal has been accepted. Submissions at the deadline will be informed by the 10th of September 2019 if their proposal has been accepted.

All conference submissions must be completed using the following Google Forms:

Individual Paper submissions: https://forms.gle/Uq8oj6m5dZa1Rdqm9

Complete Panel submissions: https://forms.gle/PdQKsrweWboVCFZ96

Roundtable or Workshop submissions: https://forms.gle/fjM38Ca2x9QZvU7T9

As you will see in the Google Forms, each participant must provide a name, professional title, affiliation, phone and email. Each paper/roundtable/workshop must include an abstract of up to 400 words(2800 characters), a short abstract of up to 100 words (700 characters), and 3 key words.

For additional information, contact Geoff.Schneider@Bucknell.edu.

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