10.-12.4.2015, Wien/ The scope of the conference is rooted in the increasing importance of theoretical and methodological pluralism in economics. As the complexity of real world issues regarding economics requires multiple perspectives – to avoid one-sidedness and intellectual stagnation – a renewed understanding of economics has to be pluralistic. Multiple claims towards pluralism, like the open-letter by the international student initiative Hier finden Sie das Statement der Society for Pluralist Economics, Vienna!, have been launched to reinvigorate the debate within the discipline. The purpose of this conference is twofold: to contribute to this effort and further develop relevant concepts and approaches for economics.
The following topics will therefore be at the core at the conference:
- Addressing contemporary policy challenges from a pluralistic economics perspective
- Philosophy of science & methodology in pluralistic economics
- Pedagogy of pluralistic economics teaching
Specific contributions may be in the fields of e.g. environment, wealth, power, distribution, labour, or financial markets. Further, we highly welcome inter- and transdisciplinary approaches; more than one approach in one contribution is possible but not necessary. All theoretical assumptions should be explicitly reflected upon within the submissions. More information on the scientific sessions is provided online.