CFP: 6th Bi-Annual ALAHPE Conference

November 29-December 1, 2017

The International Conference of the Latin American Society for the History of Economic Thought (ALAHPE) and 6th Latin American Conference of the History of Economic Thought will take place from 29 November until 1st December at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá D.C (Colombia).

Theme: The Economics of the XXIst Century Enlightened by its Past.

The history of economic thought enlightens and helps us better understand the contemporary developments of economics: from its status as the favored daughter of liberal political philosophy to the empirical turn in recent years that appears to distance economics from theory, focusing on doing rather than explaining. The double nature of economics, both an explanation of economic and social phenomena —as a science— and an intervention on the world —as the adviser of the prince— allows us to understand the theoretical, sociological and historical transformations the discipline has suffered using the very tensions that inform it.

Recent developments in research in economics challenge historians of economic thought. Beyond theoretical debates, and the construction of concepts and methodologies, we are facing the challenge of recent important transformations that should interest us in understanding economists’ actions and practices beyond their theories. Some questions portray these changes:  Has there been an empirical turn in economics? How can we characterize and recognize this empirical turn? Which are the conditions, questions and dissatisfactions behind this empirical turn?

Call for papers

This conference aims at exploring the development of microeconomics and macroeconomics, the empirical methods used and a possible conceptualization of mainstream economics, as well as the diffusion of ideas through spatial and disciplinary boundaries, so thaty we may assess the transformations and developments of economics.

Papers and organized sessions on any topic in the History of Economic Thought are also welcome. Organizers would specially appreciate organized thematic proposals that may expand beyond one session. Sessions should present between three and four papers. The organizer of the session should submit the proposal with the titles of the papers and the names of the participants. Proposals on the history of latin american economic thought will also be especially welcome.

Please send your paper proposal (500 words) or your session proposal (1000 words) by June 30. Each participant can only send one proposal. Acceptance notifications will be sent on July 31, and full papers should be sent no later than November 1.

The organization may offer limited support for young scholars (graduate students or those who have received their Ph.D. between 2015 and 2017). Young scholars interested in applying for this support should send the complete version of their texts by July 31.

To submit your proposal go to this link.

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Posted: March 03, 2017