International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics
Call for papers
Re-thinking economics in a time of economic distress
International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE)
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA -- USA
Nov. 11-13, 2011

The 2007-08 financial crisis and subsequent economic downturn have raised many questions about how well prevailing economic approaches identify and explain pressing economic problems and suggest sound ways to solve them. Exploring what needs to change in economics and identifying productive paths forward are the central themes of ICAPE’s 3rd international research conference. Founded in 1993, ICAPE is an association of associations committed to promoting healthy diversity in approaches to producing economic knowledge.

For the 2011 conference, we invite proposals for papers or sessions in all strands of scholarship, examining topics of cross-cutting interest for creating a more robust, socially-valuable body of economic knowledge. Potential topics to be addressed could include (but are not limited to):
The conference will be held at the U. Mass. Campus Center beginning on Friday morning, Nov. 11, 2011, and ending midday on Sunday, Nov. 13. Plans for the plenary sessions, details on registration, a list of local hotels and other lodging options, along with basic travel information, will be available soon.


The deadline for submitting proposals is April 30, 2011. We welcome proposals for individual papers, full sessions, and roundtables. For individual papers, please include: Your name, your title and affiliation, an abstract of 300 words or less, 3 keywords, and contact information (address, phone, email). For full sessions of papers, panels, and other formats, please include the above for each contribution, as well as a title for the session, chair, discussants, and the name and contact information of the session organizer. To submit proposals, please go to:, and follow the instructions given there.

Contact information

For further information or questions, please contact ICAPE's executive director, Martha Starr ( or executive secretary, Erik Olsen (

Organizing committee

Martha Starr -- American University (
Erik Olsen -- University of Missouri @ Kansas City (

Ioana Negru –- Anglia Ruskin University
Giuseppe Fontana –- University of Leeds
Mwangi wa Githinji –- U. Mass.-Amherst
Andrew Mearman –- University of West England
Bruce Pietrykowski –- University of Michigan-Dearborn
Virgil Storr –- George Mason University

Advisory committee

Gerald Epstein -- U. Mass.-Amherst
David Colander -- Middlebury College

John Davis -- Marquette & Amsterdam Universities
Edward Fullbrook -- Real-World Economics
Rob Garnett -- Texas Christian University
Stephanie Seguino -- University of Vermont

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