ICAPE Conference Preliminary Program, January 4, 2018, Drexel University

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Breakfast, 7-8 AM


Session 1, 8:00-9:30 AM

1A Studies Involving Professional Ethics, Scientific Integrity, and Best Practices in Economics (AIRLEAP)

  • Areerat Kichkha (Chair) & Richard Anderson, Lindenwood University: Replication - Whose Ethical Concern Is It?
  • Steven Payson, AIRLEAP: What Will Make Economics Professors Succeed or Fail in the Future? The Discipline at a Crossroads
  • Charlie Sawyer, Texas Christian University: Flipping the Files: Matching in the Economics Job Market


1B Stratification Economics and the Political Economy of Identity

  • John Davis (Chair), Marquette University: Stratification Economics and the Economics of Exclusion
  • Dania Francis, University of Massachusetts Amherst: The Effects of Job Losses on Black and Hispanic Youth
  • Kyle Moore, New School for Social Research: Real Competition and Stratification Economics: A Mutual Critique of Neoclassical Competition


1C Presentations from the Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics

  • Tae-Hee Jo (Chair), SUNY Buffalo State, Lynne Chester University of Sydney, and Carlo D'Ippoliti, Sapienza University of Rome: The State of Art and Challenges for Heterodox Economics
  • Marcella Corsi Sapienza, University of Rome, and Giuilio Guarini, Tuscia University: Inequality and poverty
  • Scott Carter, University of Tulsa: Heterodox Theories of Distribution


1D Radical Approaches to Economic Policy Analysis in Advanced Capitalism (URPE)

  • Jamee Moudud (Chair), Sarah Lawrence College: Looking into the Black Box: Policy as a Contested Process
  • Robin Chang, York University: A Marxian Explanation for the Fast Rate of Growth in Healthcare Expenditures in Advanced Capitalism
  • Katherine Moos, University of Massachusetts-Amherst: Neoliberal Redistributive Policy: The U.S. Net Social Wage in the 21st Century


1E Undergraduate economics curriculum reform: A Roundtable (URPE)

  • Nathan Sivers Boyce (Chair), Willamette University
  • Elizabeth Ramey, Hobart & William Smith Colleges
  • Raechelle Mascarenhas, Willamette University
  • Antonio Callari, Franklin & Marshall College
  • Benjamin Balak, Rollins College


1F Issues of Democracy, Governance and Justice

  • Mary Wrenn (Chair), University of the West of England, and William Waller, Hobart and William Smith Colleges: Neoliberalism and Actions against Interests by White Working Class Women in the US
  • Sedef Topal, University of Szeged: Evolution from Democracy to Manipulocracy in the Crisis of State Sovereignty
  • Masato Miyazaki, Saitama University: Do local allocation tax grants boost the issuance of road bonds? Evidence from Japan’s local governments
  • Aqdas Afzal, National University of Sciences & Technology, Islamabad: The Work of John Rawls as a Blue Print for Social and Economic Justice


1G The Social Economics of Applied Microeconomic Analysis

  • John Tomer (Chair), Manhattan College: Why Consumers Are Not Sovereign; The Socio-Economic Causes of Market Failure
  • Nasreen Nawaz, Michigan State University: Efficiency on the Dynamic Adjustment Path
  • Jason Hecht, Ramapo College: High-Tech R&D, Productivity, and Labor-Displacing Technical Change: A Solow Model of Productivity With A Ricardo-Marx Result
  • Scott Alan Carson University of Texas, Permian Basin: Net Nutrition and the Transition from 19th Century Bound to Free-labor: Assessing Dietary Change with Differences in Decompositions



Session 2, 9:45-11:15 AM

2A Studies on Employment and Migration (AIRLEAP)

  • Amelie F. Constant (Chair) and Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University: Mobility trends and Patterns of Latinix by U.S. Census Region
  • Yaya Sissoko, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Brian W. Sloboda, University of Phoenix: A Dynamic Multi-Sector Export Base Model to Determine Long-Run Regional Employment Growth in Pennsylvania’s Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
  • Steven Payson, AIRLEAP: The Downsizing of Economics Professors: How It Will Happen and Why It Will Succeed


2B Social Institutions of Finance (URPE)

  • Ariane Hillig (Chair), The Open University: Impact of Financialization on the Everyday Life of UK Households
  • Giulia Zacchia, Sapienza University of Rome, Fabrizio Botti, University of Perugia and Marcella Corsi, Sapienza University of Rome: Microfinance in Europe at the time of crisis: Striking a balance between financial and social performance
  • Serap Saritas and Oran Dokuz, Eylul University: Financialisation, Islamic Finance and Pension Funds in Turkey
  • Manisha Pradhananga, Knox College, and Leila Davis, Middlebury College: Financialization of Agro-Food Firms


2C Energy in the Global Economy

  • Jim Case (Chair): Biophysical Economics
  • Carey King, University of Texas Austin: Systems Thinking Linking Energy and the Economy: Size, Growth, and Structure
  • Victor Yakovenko, University of Maryland College Park
  • Jim Case: Petroleum Price History


 2D Gender, enterprise and growth

  • Janice Peterson (Chair), CSU Fresno
  • Emel Memiş, Ankara University, and Ozge İzdes, İstanbul University: The Impact of Elderly Care on Women’s Labour Force Participation and Employment
  • Anupama Uppal, Punjabi University: The Nature and Determinants of Gender Discrimination in Entrepreneurship in the Unorganized Manufacturing Sector of India
  • Madhavi Venkatesan, Northeastern University: Effective policy starts with micro data: Female wage disparity and equity
  • Sanika Ramanayake and Taniya Ghosh, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research: The Role of Gender-gap and Exports on Economic Growth


2E Development and Economic Theory

  • Steve Cohn (Chair), Knox College: Paradigm Competition in China
  • Patrick Bond, University of the Witwatersrand: South Africa’s primary capitalist contradictions: Drawing on political-economic theory to explain economic crisis, beyond neo-patrimonialism
  • Amanda Page-Hoongrajok, Shouvik Chakraborty and Bob Pollin, University of Massachusetts-Amherst: Austerity Versus Green Growth for Puerto Rico
  • Sudeep Regmi, Bucknell University: Notes on the Foundations of a Postcolonial Geopolitical Economy


2F Pluralistic Games, Experiments and Curricula

  • Julia M. Puaschunder (Chair), Harvard University: Trust and Reciprocity Drive Social Common Goods Contribution Norms
  • Pierre Lacour, NYU: Does Ethical Behavior Pass the Test of Time? Explorations in Repeated Trust Games
  • Rafed A. Al-Huq, Bucknell University: Classroom Experiments for Pluralistic Economics
  • Sam de Muijnck, Joris Tieleman, and Maarten Kavelaars, Erasmus University Rotterdam: Thinking Like an Economist? A Quantitative Analysis of Bachelor Curricula in the Netherlands (SKYPE Presentation)


2G Money and Finance

  • Robert Kirsch (Chair), Arizona State University: Modern Money Marxism? Or: A Left Critique of State-Centered Money
  • Michael Derrer, Lucerne University: The Pros and Cons of the "Sovereign Money" proposal in Switzerland
  • Mona Ali, SUNY New Paltz: Finance, Power, and the British Balance of Payments


Session 3: Lunch Plenary, 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM

3 Plenary: Pluralism and Economics 10 Years after the Crisis and 200 years after Marx's birth

  • Anwar Shaikh, New School for Social Research
  • William Waller, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Julie Nelson, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Geoffrey Schneider (Chair and Moderator), Bucknell University


Session 4: 1:15-3:00 PM

4A Economic and Interdisciplinary Analyses of Inflammatory Policy Issues (AIRLEAP)

  • Steven Payson (Chair), AIRLEAP
  • Julia M. Puaschunder, Harvard University: Climate in the 21st Century
  • Rolando A. Santos, Lakeland Community College, and Brian Sloboda, University of Phoenix: Implication of a Border Tax to the Value of the Dollar, Yuan and the Mexican Pesos
  • Beau Whitney, New Frontier: Cannabis Banking and Taxation: An Examination of the Ethics and Efficacy of Public Policy on Public Safety
  • Pierre D. Glynn, Collin B. Lawrence and Carl D. Shapiro, U.S. Geological Survey: Adaptive and Traceable Science and Policy Governance for Better Economic Decisions


4B New heterodox perspectives on financialization and primitive accumulation (URPE)

  • Scott Fullwiler, University of Missouri – Kansas City: Chair and Discussant
  • Ignacio Ramirez Cisneros, University of Missouri – Kansas City: Minsky’s international economics and its implications for the Eurozone crisis
  • Andres Cantillo, Missouri State University: The structure of production and portfolio decisions of investment
  • Daniel Ferman-Leon, Cornell University: Financialization: Perspectives from Anthropology and Heterodox Economics
  • Alejandro Garay-Huaman (Chair), University of Missouri – Kansas City: Decentering Primitive Accumulation and Imperialism: Towards a Non-essentialist Approach
  • Scott Carter, University of Tulsa: Discussant
  • Rafed A. Al-Huq, Bucknell University: Discussant
  • Natalia De Lima Bracarense, North Central College: Discussant


4C Methodological Issues (URPE)

  • Tim Koechlin (Chair), Vassar College, and Jonathan Diskin, Earlham College: A Radical (Re)Framing of “Choice”
  • Ceren Soylu, University of Massachusetts-Amherst: Heterogeneity and/of Collective Action: Who, What, and How?
  • Larry Udell, West Chester University: Rawls for Radicals
  • Frank Thompson, University of Michigan: A Model of Rawls' Theory of Intergenerational Justice`
  • David Fields and Sanchit Shrivastava, University of Utah: The Normative Foundations of Political Economy: Introducing Economics as a Social Science


4D Foundations for an alternative curriculum in economics

  • Anwar Shaikh, New School for Social Research: Constructing the Foundations for an Alternative Curriculum in Economics


4E Pluralistic Approaches to Teaching

  • Randy Albelda (Chair), University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Jack Reardon, Hamline University: Pluralism and Effective Teaching: A Survey of the Literature
  • Geert Dhondt, Mathieu Dufour and Ian Seda, John Jay College: Keeping Class in the Conversation in the Age of the 1%
  • Sucharita Sinha, Mukherjee College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University: Embracing pluralism for making Economics relevant- Introductory courses could pave the Way
  • John Marangos, University of Macedonia: Teaching Introductory Macroeconomics During the Greek Financial Crisis
  • Jason Hecht, Ramapo College: Incorporating Pluralist Explanations of the Financial Crisis into Finance and Economics Courses


4F Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Economics

  • Richard V. Adkisson (Chair) and James Peach, New Mexico State University: Is There a Role for Basic Econometric Analysis in the Pluralist Approach to Economics?
  • Roger A. McCain, Drexel University: Economics is Thick
  • Greg Hannsgen, Levy Economics Institute, and Tai Young-Taft, Bard College at Simon’s Rock: Gender in a Nonlinear Post-Keynesian Fiscal-Policy Model
  • Terrance J. Quinn, Middle Tennessee State University: Anatomy of economic activity: there are two main flows
  • John McDermott, SUNY: A Private Economy in Which Investment is Mostly Public: Re-Examining Some
  • Economics Fundamentals


4G Preparing for ASSA and Campus Interviews: A Roundtable and Workshop

  • Geoffrey Schneider (Chair), Bucknell University
  • Additional panelists TBA.



Session 5: 3:15-5:00 PM

5A Constructing the Principles of Radical Political Economy: A Roundtable

  • Geoffrey Schneider (Chair), Bucknell University
  • Ann Davis, Marist College
  • Paddy Quick, St. Francis College
  • Additional panelists TBA


5B Heterodox Approaches To Macroeconomics (URPE)

  • Adem Elveren (Chair) and Rachel Dunning, Fitchburg State University: Falling Profit Rates and Military Expenditures: An Empirical Investigation
  • Olivia Mattos, St. Francis College, Fernanda Ultremare, Felipe da Roz, and Guilherme Melo, UNICAMP, Brazil: Ultra low and Negative Interest Rates in our times: what Keynes would have thought?
  • Gokcer Ozgur, University of Utah: How Saving Data is Estimated
  • Hasan Comert, Middle East Technical University, and Fatih Akcelik, Central Bank of Turkey: Does Inflation Vary across Income Groups? Evidence from an Emerging Market
  • David Fields, University of Utah, and Nathaniel Cline , University of Redlands: The Case for Regional Policies under Monetary Sovereignty: A Heterodox Approach to Domestic Fiscal Crises


5C Issues in Economic Policy and Theory

  • Quentin Wodon (Chair), World Bank: The Role of Laws, Policies, and Interventions for Ending Child Marriage and Keeping Girls in School
  • Adam Chalmers, King's College London, Marcella Corsi and Giulia Porino, Sapienza University of Rome: Diversity is an asset. How reducing gender-imbalances in financial sector top positions could promote the public interest in finance
  • Kalpana Khanal and Jacob C. Correira, Nichols College: The Political Economy of “Food Security” in the age of neoliberal globalization
  • Ruchira Sen, University of Missouri - Kansas City: Economies of Kinship and Command in the Empire of Capital since 1989
  • Riko Rosete, Warren Wilson College and Hendrik Van den Berg, University of Massachusetts-Amherst: Extending the Harrod-Domar Model: Warranted Growth with Immigration, Natural Environmental Constraints, and Technological Change


5D Corruption and Crime

  • Richard V. Adkisson and Leila Shadabi, New Mexico State University: An Institutional Examination of Consistent Corruption
  • Rafed A. Al-Huq Bucknell University: Illuminating Corruption: A View from Satellite Night-Time Lights Data
  • Scott Alan Carson, University of Texas, Permian Basin: Crime in the American West: Institutional Evolution to Address Social Change
  • Geert Dhondt, John Jay College: ‘Stress of Circumstance:’ Towards a Marxist Political Economy of Criminal Justice


5E Economic Thought and Pluralism

  • Gerald Friedman and Carly McCann, University of Massachusetts-Amherst: Women with degrees and the gendering of progressive Economics
  • Roberto Simiqueli, Universidade Estadual de Campinas: Conservatism and Institutions: revisiting the exchange between J. A. Hobson and Thorstein Veblen
  • Ramon Garcia Fernandez Universidade Federal do ABC Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais: Manufacturing Pluralism in Brazilian Economics: The role of ANPEC as institutional mediator and stabilizer
  • Edward Teather-Posadas, Colorado State University: Taking the Parallax View: Karatani, Žižek, and the Plurality of Economic Thought
  • Viktorija Mano, University of Roehampton: Using Complexity Theory in conjunction with critical realism in economics


5F Labor, Employment, Poverty and Inequality

  • Josefina Y. Li, University of Missouri - Kansas City: Bioregional Job Guarantee
  • Brian Matlock, University of Missouri - Kansas City: Talking about the poor: a critical discourse analysis of nonprofit website messaging about poverty
  • Alexandra Arntsen, Birmingham City University: It’s the end of the world and we know it: an intersectional analysis of worktime and environmental preferences
  • John Komlos, University of Munich: The Hollowing Out of the Middle Class


5G Publishing in Heterodox Journals: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (A Roundtable)

  • Jack Reardon, Hamline University, Editor, International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education
  • Lynne Chester, University of Sydney, Co-Editor, Review of Political Economy
  • Chris Brown, Arkansas State University, Editor, Journal of Economic Issues
  • Matias Vernengo, Bucknell University, Co-Editor, Review of Keynesian Economics


Conference ends at 5:00 PM