The 31st Annual EAEPE Conference 2019
30 years after the fall of the Berlin wall – What happened to Europe/Where does Europe stand today? What is new in economics?
12-15 September 2019
Geoffrey M. Hodgson
Loughborough University London
2nd Call for Papers
The 31st Annual EAEPE Conference will be in Warsaw, hosted by the SGH Warsaw School of Economics from 12th to 15th September, 2019. It will focus on the changes which have taken place in Europe and in economics in the last 30 years.
Please note that abstract submission will close shortly, on 1 April, 2019. No deadline extension is foreseen.
Background to the 2019 Conference Theme
30 years ago, in June 1989, the Polish people had their first free elections leading to the first non-communist government in Central and Eastern Europe. In September 1989, the Berlin Wall, separating West Berlin and East Germany, fell. In the subsequent wave of enthusiasm, a new political economy of Europe took shape. A market economy was introduced and countries from Central and Eastern Europe applied for European Union membership and quickly (too quickly?) became members. A rosy picture was being painted, politically and economically.
In this call for papers we ask what enthusiasm remains for this European ideal now? First of all, in 2008 Europe was hit by the economic crisis which started in the US, but was quickly felt in Europe. It demonstrated weaknesses of older EU Member States (such as Greece or Ireland), and also of several new ones. It demonstrated that increasing deregulation of the economy was not a guarantee that it would operate smoothly. It also highlighted economic inequalities between EU Member States and political tensions. The European project had to redefine its objective of further integration. Undeniably, the poor suffered most from the crisis, opening the way for a surge of populism. Globally, new powers be it national (China) or trans-national (powerful corporations) undermined American dominance. Wars and climate change confronted Europe with immigration.
Europe has historically exerted a strong influence in the making of the modern world. It has brought light, as a scientific leader, and darkness as a colonial power. What will be and what should be its role in the future? Will turbulence in the EU help create better cooperation between Western economies and with the rest of the world?
Economics as a science has also changed. The prevailing neoclassical approach has demonstrated its weaknesses. However, what can be proposed to replace it? During the last 30 years, new currents of economics have emerged or developed. This is the case of behavioural economics which has impacted microeconomics, of the strengthening of neo-and post-keynesianism in macro. The discussions about the merits of spontaneous against regulated development have re-emerged. Excessive income inequality and a relentless deepening of financialisation require further discussion. Lessons learnt in the CEE countries during the period of transition to a market economy, must be revisited as economists seek alternative ways of understanding the dynamics and forces that influence economies. Economic and political institutions, such as the rule of law, contractual forms and political parties and their interdependencies (studied for example by varieties of capitalism approach, and comparative political economy more generally) all require analytical tools capable of analyzing the increasing complexity of socio-economic processes.
Since the Great Recession of 2008, a new era characterized by increasing deprivation, inequalities and conflicts around the globe has highlighted old divisions and new enclosures in a world of walled economies. The divide between the global North and South, West and East, and the struggles between traditional hegemonies and rising superpowers, are coupled with the dispossession and displacement of those with the potential to challenge the powerful, including immigrants, workers, women, youths, activists, scholars and journalists.
We invite papers that draw on evolutionary and institutional methods to explore where Europe stands today. We especially encourage papers that explore how its political and economic institutions, ranging from community development movements to changing geostrategic conditions, relate to Europe’s past, contemporary challenges and visions of the future.
Finally we ask what is and what should be the role of EAEPE members in confronting these challenges, both political and economic? How can we ensure the continuous development of an interdisciplinary political economy in the age of compartmentalised social sciences forcibly imposed, not least, by the practices of academic promotion? How can we promote alternative approaches to development, which privilege social welfare and solidarity over market value? The challenges of the new shape of development have already been discussed in different EAEPE Research Areas in the past years. It is now time to intensify the work to better adapt research in the social sciences and in economics, in particular, to the emerging challenges. It is time to build on our institutional and evolutionary approaches to better understand and better regulate socio-economic reality.
You are invited to submit an extended abstract no later than April 1 on the conference website. Following the usual format, prospective participants are invited to submit a paper related either to the theme of the conference or one of the diverse EAEPE Research Areas as well as special sessions. Abstracts (300-750 words) should include the following information: authors’ names, email addresses and, affiliations, and name and code of the relevant research area. Following notification of acceptance, you will be invited to submit the full paper. Please have in mind that only one presentation per author is allowed; additional papers can be submitted by the same author but need to be presented by a registered co-author, if accepted by the scientific committee in advance.
Abstract Submission open:
Special Sessions and Topical Research Area Calls
Special Session submission was evaluated by the Council. You can find the titles of approved Special Sessions here:
Now special sessions are open for submissions by selecting the related item in the conference submission form menu.
Please find topical research-area specific calls here:
Local Organizers Committee
Maria Lissowska, Katarzyna Sadowy, Aleksander Sulejewicz, Mieczyslaw Szostak
Andrea Bernardi (Oxford Brookes University); Pasquale Tridico (University of Roma Tre) ; Marco Raberto (University of Genoa); Nathalie Lazaric (UCA, CNRS GREDEG) ; Catherine Laurent (INRA) ; Andrew Tylecote (University of Sheffield, School of Management) ; Agnès Labrousse (University of Amiens) ; Wolfram Elsner (University of Bremen) ; Ulrich Witt (Max Planck Institute) ; Pascal Petit (University Paris XIII), Caroline Vincensini (ENS Paris Saclay), Asimina Christoforou (Athens Univ. of Economics & Businesss), Magdolna Saas (Corvinus University, Budapest), Peter Mihalyi (Corvinus University Budapest)
- 7 January, 2019: Abstract Submission to Regular Sessions Opens Online
- Special Session Proposal Submission Opens Online
- 15 February, 2019: Special Session Proposal Submission Deadline
- 1 March, 2019: Abstract Submission to Special Sessions Opens Online
- extended till 15 April, 2019: Abstract Submission Deadline for all kind of sessions
- 30 April, 2019: Notification of Abstract Acceptance; Registration Opens
- 31 May, 2019: Early Registration Closes
- 1 July, 2019: Late Registration Closes (for authors to be included in the scientific programme)
- 31 July, 2019: Submission of Full Papers Deadline
The conference fees and the EAEPE membership fees are denominated in Euros and are paid on the website of the association.
- with EAEPE Membership
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- without EAEPE membership
< 31 May 2019
> 31 May 2019
There is a fee waiver policy for a limited number of students and early-career researchers with papers accepted for presentation at the main conference. To be eligible for the fee waiver, you need to be a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD student and have an accepted paper at the main conference. Applications for fee waivers have to be made through our website after abstract notification (the link will get circulated in time). Please submit your full paper and a written statement from your supervisor or a faculty member of your study or PhD program (or similar), confirming that you do not receive financial support for participation at the conference. Decisions will be based upon the quality of your conference paper. You can make your conference registration after decisions have been made, there will be sufficient time.
Young Scholars Pre-conference
11 – 12 September 2019, in Warsaw, Poland.
The pre-conference will be organised in a series of workshops aiming at generating interactive discussions and, therefore, the participants are expected to actively contribute to the discussions. The workshops will last from three to six hours. Participants will be able to attend 2-3 workshops from the list below:
- Slavo Radošević (University College London): Technology upgrading, growth and convergence/divergence in Europe: Revisiting last 30 years
- Dóra Piroska (Corvinus University of Budapest): The East-West Regulatory Divide in European Finance
- Claudius Gräbner (Johannes Kepler University Linz & University of Duisburg-Essen): The Political Economy of Economic Complexity: Models, Data and Policy I-II
- Jakob Kapeller (University of Duisburg-Essen & Johannes Keppler University Linz): Philosophy and Economics: Epistemology, Ontology and Performativity
All pre-conference participants are warmly invited to participate at EAEPE’s main conference as well.
More detailed information about pre-conference, deadlines and fees you will find here:
For any questions, please contact the pre-conference organizing team –Olga Mikheeva, Merve Burnazoglu, Madeleine Böhm – at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference will take place in the main building of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH – Szkoła Główna Handlowa), Al. Niepodległości 162, 02-554 Warsaw, Poland, phone: 48-22-564 6000.