EAEPE Symposium 2017 - Developing Economics: Towards a Critical Research Agenda for Development Economics

Venue: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Institute for International Political Economy (IPE), Badensche Straße 52, 10825 Berlin

To be held on June 10th and 11th  2017

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Organisers: Svenja Flechtner (European University Flensburg), Jakob Hafele (University of Vienna), Martina Metzger (Institute for International Political Economy at the Berlin School of Economics and Law), Theresa Neef (Freie Universität Berlin)

Program committee: Svenja Flechtner (European University Flensburg), Claudius Gräbner (University of Linz), Jakob Hafele (University of Vienna), Agnès Labrousse (University of Amiens), Theresa Neef (Freie Universität Berlin)

Keynotes: Smita Srinivas (Visiting Professor, Economics @ IKD Centre, Open University and Visiting Senior Fellow @ LSE), Sanjay Reddy (The New School, New York), Erik Reinert (Tallinn University of Technology)

The symposium will reflect upon the research agenda of ‘development economics’ from a critical and pluralist perspective. Its aim is to develop and connect new impulses for addressing the pressing global challenges of persisting poverty and inequalities. By critically discussing potentials and shortcomings of current approaches and practices, the symposium contributes to a research agenda that enables economists to analyse development processes in a globalised world from critical and pluralist perspectives. All contributions that help develop a critical research agenda are welcome. In particular, we will address two fields that attain huge attention in contemporary development economics: behavioural and institutional approaches to economic and human development. The symposium also aims at creating an environment in which contributions from different disciplines such as economics, political sciences, law, or sociology can be appreciated.

The symposium welcomes contributions from any field of economics or neighbouring disciplines that may contribute to its goals. In particular, we invite contributions that discuss the following (non-exhaustive set of) questions:

  • What can we learn from bringing structuralist perspectives (e.g. core-periphery models,
    regulationist approaches) back in, and can they be fruitfully connected with institutional
    analysis?
  • How can we effectively account for institutional diversity?
  • What are the potentials and pitfalls of behavioural approaches to economic development?
  • How can we address the methodological and epistemological challenges facing behavioural economics approaches to development? In particular, how can we better understand apparently non-rational behaviour?
  • Is it possible to bridge the two very different epistemologies of structuralist and behaviouralist approaches and if so, how? Can we use behavioural approaches without losing sight of socio-economic structures and dynamics?
  • How can heterodox perspectives contribute to a research agenda for development economics that is critical, interdisciplinary, and sensitive to power issues and global inequalities?

Please send your abstract of max. 500 words to svenja.flechtner@uni-flensburg.de until 31 March 2017. Participants will be notified in April. Limited funding is available to make a financial contribution to travel and accommodati expenses for those otherwise unable to obtain funding.

The symposium enjoys financial support by the Fritz Thyssen foundation.

EAEPE Symposium 2016 - The role of industrial policy in European re-industrialisation

Venue: Krakow, Poland, Campus of Cracow University of Economics

To be held on May 12th and 13th 2016

Organisers: Ioanna Kastelli and Łukasz Mamica

Date for submission of extended abstracts (up to 1200 words): February 14th 2016.

Date of notification of acceptance: February 24th 2016

Date for submission of full papers: May 2nd 2016

Participation for EAEPE members is free (except official dinner 30 €), fee for non EAEPE members: 50 €

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Karl Aiginger, The Austrian Institute of Economic Research WIFO

Professor Robert Wade, London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of International Development.

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Contact to local host: mamical@uek.krakow.pl

The EAEPE Symposium in Krakow was a full success, here you can find a brief summary as well as some visual impressions!

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EAEPE_Symposium2012_Programme.pdf
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EAEPE_Symposium2009_Programme.pdf

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EAEPE_Symposium2008_Programme.pdf

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EAEPE_Symposium2007_Programme.pdf

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EAEPE_Symposium2006_Programme.pdf