2nd Grenoble Post-Keynesian & Institutionalist Conference: Instability, Growth and Regulation

Country: France

City: Grenoble

Abstr. due: 31.05.2017

Dates: 07.12.17 — 09.12.17

Organizing comittee e-mail: CONFERENCE.GRENOBLE@YAHOO.COM

Organizers: Etudes keynésiennes


The purpose of this conference is to question the limits of capitalist economies to provide society with sustainable and viable economic growth, as well as durable human development. In line with the 1st Conference in December 2015, the aim of this 2nd Conference is to contribute to the understanding of the working of market-based capitalist and capitalist-like economies through the rise of new forms of accumulation, regulation, socialization and the collective management of instabilities.

This multidisciplinary conference aims at bringing together approaches rooted in the historical tradition of the critical analysis of capitalism, which in turns rests on two important arguments: 1) capitalist societies are continuously changing; and 2) they are unstable social structures that rely on specific institutional frameworks (including markets and state) whose collective design heavily determines the path of change.

Through time, capitalism has displayed different paths of evolution, at times highly unstable, reflecting its dynamic nature, which is related to complex economic, political and social linkages. For instance, the economic and financial crisis of 2007, the causes of which are varied and complex, was preceded by a period of growth that has been labeled the Great Moderation, which convinced scholars and decision-makers that their economic objectives would be reached in the not-so-distant future. The crisis, however, 2 largely invalidated those “great expectations”. As a result, growth in most countries (advanced as well as emerging economies) has slowed down considerably, and some may be entrenched in what economists have called ‘secular stagnation.’

It has become clear that after several decades of implementing market-friendly neoliberal policies around the world, the 2007 crisis represents a considerable challenge to mainstream economic theories and policies with respect to a number of fundamental economic issues, such as durable development, financial stability, sustainable growth, and poverty reduction. This calls for alternative economic approaches better able to point to new economic and social policies. Yet, building such policies requires a profound reflection on the existing theories and models, and a rethinking of the most basic concepts: markets, money, the role of the State, the regulatory framework, among many others.

While Post-Keynesian and Institutionalist in nature, this conference seeks to encourage an open exchange and dialogue among different paradigms both within economics (such as evolutionary, regulationist, institutionalist, Marxist, Kaleckian, social, feminist, and humanistic economics) and within the social sciences at large, such as anthropology, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.

We welcome submissions from all critical traditions. The working languages of the conference will be English and French.

Presentations may cover (but not limited to):

  • Alternative fiscal and monetary policies
  • Capitalist accumulation and growth regimes
  • Developmentalist approaches in the 21st century
  • Ecological economics, sustainable development (degrowth)
  • Evolutionary analysis of the socio-economic dynamics of capitalism
  • Financial development, financial instability, financial regulation
  • Financialisation/Definancialisation
  • Global finance and rising inequality
  • Goodbye financial repression hello financial crisis: Where do we stand?
  • Growth, development and emerging economies
  • Industrialisation/Deindustrialisation
  • Innovation and growth
  • Institutionalism, Neo-institutionalism, and markets
  • Institutions and macroprudential financial framework
  • International monetary and financial system reforms
  • Neoliberalism and economic growth
  • New paradigms in macroeconomics
  • Post-Keynesian answers to post-crisis unemployment
  • Regional versus worldwide growth and development strategies
  • Sociology of money and endogeneity of money
  • Stability in a low-growth, low-interest rate era
  • The nature of money: evolutionary vs revolutionary views

Conference Web-Site: https://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/ETUDES-KEYNESIENNES/page/the-2nd-grenoble-post-keynesian-institutionalist-conference