The Recession of 2008 – Do Economists ever agree on Analysis and Prescriptions?
June 10, 2009
The European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET) and the University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM) are jointly organizing a Workshop on:
“The Recession of 2008. Do Economists ever agree on Analysis and Prescriptions?
(For further information visit the workshop’s web page)
The current financial and economic crisis has been stimulating some very important and interesting debates. On the one hand, there have been several attempts to compare it with previous crisis, especially with the Great Depression of 1929. On the other hand, the current crisis has also stimulated lively debates about the current state of economic analysis and its effectiveness in providing adequate accounts of the crisis.
Hence, the current crisis has not only highlighted the changing nature of our economic reality, but also the usefulness of taking a longer view when approaching economic analysis. The potential contribution of the history of economic ideas seems to be extremely relevant on both accounts.
This Workshop is aimed at analyzing the current financial and economic crisis from a history of economic thought perspective. The papers presented may offer an overview of the crisis or focus on specific issues. They may refer to the global economy or to a single region or country. The may dig on the causes, the consequences or policy recommendations.
The Workshop will take place in the Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales de Albacete (University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain) on the 21 and 22 January, 2010.
Albacete is a small but well communicated city. It can be reached by train from Alicante (1:15 hours), Valencia (1:30 hours) and Madrid (2 hours).
The seminar has been organized in three parts:
1. Thursday evening (16-18; 18:30-20:30): Presentation of four selected papers.
2. Friday early morning (9-11): Parallel sessions.
3. Friday late morning (11:30-13:30): Presentation of two selected papers.
Papers should be sent to mariaangeles.tobarra [at] uclm.es before 21 November 2009.
Participants will receive confirmation of acceptance before 21 December 2009. The
Committee will indicate the six papers selected at plenary sessions. They are supposed to cover a broad array of streams in the history of economic thought. We aim to publish a book gathering together the 10 best papers. Apart form the six papers presented at plenary sessions, the Committee will select four additional papers among those discussed in parallel sessions.
There are no registration fees for the Workshop. ESHET and UCLM will provide three grants (of 350 euros each) to applicants who don’t have any other source of finance and present good papers.
- O. Dejuan (chair)
- E. Febrero
- H. Hagemann
- M.C. Marcuzzo
- P. Teixeira