Call for Papers
The Society for Pluralistic Economics Vienna at the
University of Economics and Business Vienna is pleased to announce:
Call for Papers for the
1st Vienna Conference on Pluralism in Economics
Date: 10-12 April 2015
The scope of the conference is rooted in the increasing importance of theoretical and methodological pluralism in economics. As the complexity of real world issues regarding economics requires multiple perspectives – to avoid one-sidedness and intellectual stagnation – a renewed understanding of economics has to be pluralistic. Multiple claims towards pluralism, like the open-letter by the international student initiative ISIPE, have been launched to reinvigorate the debate within the discipline. The purpose of this conference is twofold: to contribute to this effort and further develop relevant concepts and approaches for economics.
The following topics will therefore be at the core at the conference:
Addressing contemporary policy challenges from a pluralistic economics perspective
Philosophy of science & methodology in pluralistic economics
Pedagogy of pluralistic economics teaching
Specific contributions may be in the fields of e.g. environment, wealth, power, distribution, labour, or financial markets. Further, we highly welcome inter- and transdisciplinary approaches; more than one approach in one contribution is possible but not necessary. All theoretical assumptions should be explicitly reflected upon within the submissions. More information on the scientific sessions is provided online.
Advanced students are highly encouraged to participate. Submissions with a strong focus on the role of pluralism in economics will be invited to contribute to a publication.
Abstract for Application: 300-500 words.
Final Submission: either extended abstract 4-6 pages, or full paper of max. 12 pages.
Submission deadline for abstracts: 11.01.15
Where: Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria