Racism and Economics
EAEPE fully supports The National Economic Association in its statement to Stand in Solidarity with Those Who Are Protesting Anti-Black Racism and its Manifest Violence Against the Black Community. You can also endorse their statement here. EAEPE is a powerful proponent of pluralism that embraces diverse perspectives to interrogate the real world political economy of our times. Yet the representation of people of colour in our communities is very limited and many core assumptions in economics remain unchallenged. The “Black lives matter” movement should be the driver for change both in our academic societies and in economics more broadly. We commit ourselves to actions that will contribute to addressing racism and discrimination in higher education, increase the representation of people of colour in EAEPE’s communities, challenge white supremacy in its various forms in economics and contribute to the transformation of the curricula such that they incorporate issues of race and injustice in a systematic way. As a Council we welcome proposals in this direction and we look forward to working with communities of black economists.
Academic Freedom In Hungary
Academic freedom in Hungary has suffered from significant attacks that have undermined the independence of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Hungarian universities are also not exempt from harassment by the government and have seen a decrease of state funds. “The aim of the government has been the destruction of the academy’s independence and self-government. This has taken place throughout the total reorganization of the network of research institutes that brings together approximately 5,000 researchers. “(Halmai, 2019). These blatant violations of academic freedom, which on paper is still part of the Hungarian Fundamental Law, are in direct conflict with membership of a Eu222ropean Union that is based on the values of fundamental rights. The EU has also failed to stop the forced departure of a globally respected academic institution from the country, and the undermining of the academic autonomy of the national universities and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
As an association that is firstly concerned with the promotion of pluralism in economic debates, EAEPE cannot be silent on this situation. We ask for vigilance in the dispersal of European funds that support the development of higher education. These must continue to encourage debates that are open and to embrace the breadth and richness of knowledge associated with Europe’s values of tolerance and respect
EAEPE asks its members to relay to all networks the critical situation of this country and supports our Hungarian colleagues in their effort to defend their fundamental values, freedoms, and pursuit of academic pluralism. To know more, please read: Gabor Halmai (2019). “The End of academic freedom in Hungary”, Droit et Sociétés.
Due to the dramatic COVID-19 pandemic, the 32nd Annual EAEPE conference will be held online at same dates, 2nd to 4th September, 2020. Download the 3rd CfP here. Modalities are currently discussed, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter for further news. Deadline for abstract submission is extended till end of April: https://eaepe.org/?page=events&side=annual_conference&sub=abstract_submission
We are happy to announce the 2nd Call for Papers for the 32nd Annual EAEPE Conference: The Evolution of Capitalist Structures: Uncertainty, Inequality, and Climate Crisis, with Keynotes by Genevieve leBaron and Robert Skidelsky. Download the 2nd CfP. Abstract Submission is open here! There will be a Young Scholars Pre-Conference held from 1-2 Sept 2020, see here. See confirmed Special Sessions here. See Research Area specific Calls here.
Many have followed the news on the crisis at Jawaharal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi, India. For some background have a look at: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/world/asia/india-jawaharlal-nehru-university-attack.html. Please consider to help raising international awareness about the issue and sign following petition: https://www.change.org/p/president-of-india-statement-on-violence-at-jawaharlal-nehru-university-and-need-to-remove-vice-chancellor
We are happy to announce the 1st Call for Papers for the 32nd Annual EAEPE Conference: The Evolution of Capitalist Structures: Uncertainty, Inequality, and Climate Crisis. The conference will be hosted by the Department of Applied Economics V, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU from 2nd to 4th September, 2020. Download the 1st CfP. Abstract Submission opens on the 7th of January 2020!
Hereby we would like to congratulate the 2019 prize winners for their outstanding submissions for the EAEPE 2019 William Kapp Award ex aequo for Lee, Keun and Lee, Jongho as well as Kim, Yun K., Gilberto Tadeu Lima, and Mark Setterfield, the EAEPE 2019 Gunnar Myrdal Award to Ilene Grabel and the EAEPE 2019 Herbert Simon Young Scholar Award going to Karsten Kohler. Congratulations from the EAEPE Council!!
Upcoming EAEPE Events
- EAEPE 2020 Summer SchoolOnline: 13-15 July 2020
- EAEPE 2020 Pre-ConferenceOnline: 01-02 September 2020
- The 32nd Annual EAEPE ConferenceOnline: 02-04 September 2020
Recent EAEPE Events
- The 31st Annual EAEPE ConferenceSGH Warsaw School of Economics, PL: 12-15 September 2019
- The 13th EAEPE Summer SchoolUniversity Roma Tre, Department of Economics: 01-05 July 2019