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CFP: Methodology of Economics Research Area @ EAEPE 2015 Conference in Genova

CFP: Methodology of Economics Research Area @ EAEPE 2015 Conference in Genova

The 27th Annual EAEPE Conference 2015 will take place in Genova on September 17, 18 and 19. The conference will consist of the contributions of the 22 EAEPE research areas as well as of a particular general theme selected for this year. The 2015 conference theme will focus on reforming the financial system in order to divert resources from speculative activities, cause of growing inequalities and instability, to productive investments able to foster smart, sustainable and inclusive societies. (For more information about the conference please visit the EAEPE website: http://eaepe.org/)

Methodology of Economics Research Area (Research Area A) invites paper proposals for the conference. The proposals should be in line with the themes of the Research Area (see below).

We welcome proposals on all topics in line with the agenda of the Research Area, but are particularly interested in receiving proposals on the following themes:

  • Methodological analysis of economics in relation to economic crises
  • Methodological analysis of the latest debates concerning macroeconomics
  • Interdisciplinarity and pluralism in economics

The abstract should clearly mention (i) the title of the paper, (ii) name of the author(s) and full address of the corresponding author and his/her email address, (iii) the aim and the main argument of the paper, and (iv) the keywords and relevant JEL codes. The abstract should be 750 words.

Abstracts should be submitted via the abstract submission system on the EAEPE web site. When submitting your paper please indicate that your paper is intended for the Methodology of Economics Research Area [Research Area A].

Session Proposals are welcome. Please inform the Methodology of Economics Research Area Coordinators Uskali Mäki (uskali.maki [at] helsinki.fi) and N. Emrah Aydinonat (aydinonat [at] gmail.com) if you would like to propose a session.

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: 1 May 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: 8 June 2015
  • Early Registration deadline: 15 July 2015
  • Late Registration deadline:* 31 July 2015
  • Full paper submission deadline: 4 September 2015

Please contact us if you have any questions:

  • Uskali Mäki (uskali.maki [at] helsinki.fi)
  • Emrah Aydinonat (aydinonat [at] gmail.com)

The description of Methodology of Economics Research Area is as follows:

[Methodology of Economics Research Area]

Economic methodology, broadly conceived, is the study of how economics functions, how it could function, and how it should function ­ and of the various presuppositions and conditions of all these. It examines various meta theoretical key concepts such as theory and model, assumption and idealization, causation and explanation, testing and progress, rhetoric and truth, social construction and pluralism; as well as various goals, styles and constraints of research, such as mathematical modeling and experimentation, grounded theory and case study, causal and functional explanation, forecasting and policy, ontological and institutional (academic and otherwise) constraints on economic inquiry. It also sets out to examine fundamental substantial concepts such as rationality, choice, routine, trust, institution, evolution, coordination, equilibrium, path dependence.

Three dimensions seem particularly relevant to these inquiries within EAEPE. The first is often put in terms of orthodoxy and heterodoxy. The second is in terms of realism and non-realism. Neither of these dimensions and the respective distinctions is unproblematic, and hence should be part of the domain of methodological inquiry itself. The distinctions also do not coincide as there are realist versions of “orthodoxy” and non-realist versions of “heterodoxy”, ­ which helps to underline the fact that none of the four categories on the two dimensions is uniform. There is a methodological and conceptual jungle there, and it is our task to develop maps that help us orient ourselves so as to do better economics without misrepresenting current practice.

A third dimension deals with what is and what is not economics. Are there, or should there be, any disciplinary boundaries? If so, where are they located? On what conditions, and how, are they to be crossed? Economics participates in interdisciplinary encounters in a variety of ways and directions, influencing other disciplines and being influenced by them. For example, while political science, sociology, and science studies have been partly reshaped by an increasing use of economic concepts and methods, economics itself is being transformed due to its encounters with cognitive and life sciences. Institutional and evolutionary economics lie at the crossroads of these trends. Since none of this is simple, uniform, and straightforward, careful analyses are needed to track the detailed structure of these processes. What drives and shapes them? Which parts of economics participate in these encounters and how? How are we to evaluate the outcomes? How does all this relate with the first two dimensions?


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CFP: ESHET 16th Annual Conference in St Petersburg

CFP: ESHET 16th Annual Conference in St Petersburg

CFP-ESHET 16th Annual Conference in St Petersburg

The 16th Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET) will be held at St. Petersburg State University and St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance (Russia), May 17-19, 2012. (Conference web site: http://eshet2012.ru).

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CFP: European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences Conference

CFP: European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences Conference

Call for Papers: First European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences Conference (University of Copenhagen, September 21-23, 2012)

http://enposs.eu/2011/11/call-for-papers/

The European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ENPOSS) invites contributions to its inaugural conference. Contributions from all areas within the philosophy of the social sciences are encouraged. Moreover, contributions from both philosophers and social scientists are welcome.

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CFP: Economics and literature: beyond praise and disparagement

CFP: Economics and literature: beyond praise and disparagement

Call for Papers
Economics and literature: beyond praise and disparagement

Deadline for submission: November 1st , 2012
Planed publication of the issue: 2013
Editors: Estrella Trincado Aznar, Jérôme Lallement

Since the nascent of political economy in 17th century, and even before, literature has been both a place for broadcasting and challenging economic ideas through idealizing fables and pastiches. In turn, economists could borrow from literature some ways to present their own ideas or to criticize alternative doctrines. The purpose of this special issue is to reflect on the transformations of the frontiers between economics and literature: to investigate how literature can reflect economic ideas and arguments and to see how economics and economists have dealt with literary presentations of economic ideas.

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CFP: ESHET 2011 Istanbul 19-22 May 2011

CFP: ESHET 2011 Istanbul 19-22 May 2011

The 15th Annual Conference of ESHET will be held at Bogazici University, Istanbul (19-22 May 2011). See below for CFP or visit the conference web site at http://www.eshet2011.org/

ESHET 2011 Keynote speakers:

* Richard R. Nelson
* Stavros Ioannides
* Steven Medema (Blanqui Lecture)

Hope to see you in Istanbul.

Call for Papers

The 15th Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET), 19-22 May 2011, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.

The Conference will be organized by the Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics, and will be held at Boğaziçi University campus, Istanbul, Turkey.

ESHET 2011 welcomes papers and proposed sessions in all areas of the history of economic thought. To submit a proposal please send an abstract of about 400 words for a paper and/or a proposal of about 600 words for a session (together with the abstracts of the session papers) no later than the 15th December 2010.

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