2024 Conference Program

ICAPE 2024 Conference Program

ICAPE 2024 In-Person Conference Program

Thursday, January 4, 2024, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, 8 AM – 6 PM

Modern Economic Pluralism: Exploring the synergies and distinctive contributions of contemporary heterodox approaches

Registration/Check in/Light Breakfast (included) 8:00-8:25 AM, 



Session 1, 8:30 – 10:15 AM ( concurrent sessions)

1A Heterodox Theory & Policy: Inflation & Administered Prices, Housing Costs & Cryptocurrency (AFEE session 1),

  • Thomas Lambert, University of Louisville: The Economic Surplus Concept and Heterodox Economics: Some New Applications
  • Sam Levey,Illinois Coll.: Seller’s Prerogative? Containing Inflation in an Administered Price World by Having Buyers Set Prices
  • Ben Chalbia Radhouan, University of Sousse: Covid-19 Pandemic and cryptocurrency volatility: An empirical analysis
  • Mahdi Khesali & Stefan Voigt, University of Hamburg, and Nadia von Jacobi, University of Trento: Historic Moral Foundations Cast a Long Shadow: Insights From a Novel Folktale Dataset

1B Topics in the Economics of Inequality (NEA Session 1)

Nzinga Broussard, NEA President-Elect: Session Organizer

Belinda Roman, St. Mary’s University: Session Chair

  • Jorge Zumaeta, Florida International University: Economic Attitudes and Financial Decisions among Welfare Recipients: Rationality, Prudence, Risk Aversion, and Coordination
  • Stephan Lefebvre, Bucknell University: Doing Latinx Studies as an Economist: Methodologies and Disciplinary Borders
  • Colin Cannonier, Belmont University: The Impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) on Corruption
  • Pradeep Choudhury, Harvard University: Analyzing caste and class dynamics of school choice in India
  • Discussants: The panelists.

1C Pluralist Approaches to Money, Financial Markets and Government Financing

  • Bakou Mertens, Ghent University, Belgium: Shareholder primacy in practice: sticky payouts, ratchet behaviour and the consequences for investments
  • Benjamin Fiering, Levy Institute Bard Coll.: From The “Credit Crunch” of 1966, to  the March Massacre of Silicon Valley Bank
  • Alla Semenova, St. Mary’s College of Maryland: Modern Money Theory in the Age of Climate Change
  • Adam Kerenyi and Gabor Gulacsi, Institute of World Economy: European Union and the Hungarian U-turn

Session 2, 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM

2A Monetary Policy, Debt and the Cost-of-Living Crisis (AFEE session 2) 

Chair: Erdogan Bakir, Bucknell University

  • Lilian Muchimba, Bank of Zambia, Mimoza Shabani, University of East London, Alexis Stenfors, University of Portsmouth, and Jan Toporowski, SOAS University of London: Decomposing the Rate of Inflation: Price-Setting and Monetary Policy
  • Takashi Satoh, Ritsumeikan University: A New Formulation of Interest-Bearing Capital and Debt: A Marxian Perspective on the Circuit of Capital
  • Tanweer Akram, Citibank, and Khawaja Mamun, Sacred Heart University: Interest Rate Dynamics: An Examination of Mainstream and Keynesian Empirical Studies
  • Izaura Solipa, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Mariana Mortágua, DINAMIA-CET, ISCTE-IUL: Reviving Financial Markets – A Critical Assessment of the Single Resolution Mechanism

2B Wealth Inequality (NEA session 2)

Haydar Kurban, Howard University: Chair and Organizer; Discussants: The Panelists.

  • Bethel Cole-Smith, Howard University: The impact of down-payment assistance on participant outcomes: Examining DC’s Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP) and Employer-Assisted Housing Program (EAHP)
  • Alesia Ferguson, North Carolina A&T: The Health and Safety of Low-Income Homes in the Greensboro Area
  • Luisa Blanco Raynal, Pepperdine University: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Retirement Outreach among Low-to-Middle Income Workers
  • Francisca Antman, University of Colorado Boulder: The Long-Run Impacts of Mentoring Underrepresented Minority Groups in Economics

2C Pedagogy and Pluralism

  • Geoff Schneider, Bucknell University: Overcoming Economic Misinformation Via Pluralist Teaching 
  • Amy S Cramer, The VOTE Center, Pima Community College: Sparking solutions to extreme income inequality with VOTE
  • Alexander Binder, Pittsburg State Univ.: Lessons Learned Teaching Heterodox Economics at a Regional Public University
  • Anastasia Wilson, Hobart and William Smith Colleges: Leveraging “the Incident”: Student Unrest and Pluralist Economics at a Small Liberal Arts College

Session 3, 12:20 – 1:55 PM: Lunch Plenary (included): Women in Heterodox Economics: Past, Present and Future

  • Host: Geoff Schneider, Bucknell University, ICAPE Executive Director. 
  • Roundtable participants: Alexandra Bernasek, Colorado State University, Lynne Chester, University of Sydney, Danielle Guizzo (University of Bristol), and Alicia Girón (UNAM)


Session 4, 2:00 – 3:45 PM

4A Evolutionary Changes during Economic & Social Transitions: Climate change, Greening, & Finance (AFEE session 3), 

  • Alicia Girón (Chair), UNAM: Will Institutional Investors help for a Just Transition World?
  • Lyubov Klapkiv, Maria Curie-Sklodowska & Faruk ÜLGEN, University Grenoble Alpes: The challenge of climate-related double materiality on the financial market
  • Faruk Ulgen, University Grenoble Alpes: Greening Finance? What institutional options for a sustainable transition?

4B  Pluralist Approaches to Gender, Labor and AI

  • Mieke Meurs, American University, Cristina Viecelli, Federal University of Santa Catarina-Brazil, and Daniela Dias Kuhn, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul: Feminist Economics in Latin America—why it’s crucial now
  • John Marangos & Eleni Savvidou, University of Macedonia: Basic Income Guarantee and Gender in the Post-Pandemic Era
  • Swayamsiddha Sarangi, U. of Utah: Determinants behind distribution of income: A Subsectoral study of US Manufacturing
  • Polona Domadenik Muren, Univ. of Ljubljana: AI on the Workplace: The Role of Workers’ Participation in Decision Making
  • Hana Končan  and Polona Domadenik Muren, University of Ljubljana: AI Technology Adoption and its Consequences in OECD Countries: A Microeconometric Approach

4C  Issues in Heterodox Macroeconomics: 

  • Hao Cheng and Yawen Sun, Nanchang University: Factors Affecting the Circulation of CBDC as A New Technique: Evidence from China
  • Nitin Nair, Levy & University of Leeds: The Chapter Seventeen Approach to Effective Demand: A Financial Theory of Consumer Credit
  • Eric Glock, University of Missouri-Kansas City: Is substitutability and substitute-price stability a reality?
  • Rafed Al-Huq, Tulane University: Is there a limit? Exploring the upper bound of nations’ GDP using logistic models
  • Michael Murray, Bemidji State: The Role of Institutions and Time in a Multi-sector Model of Economic Growth: Insights into the Significance of Vertically Integrated Analysis

Coffee Break: 3:45 – 4:15 PM


Session 5, 4:15 – 6:00 PM

5A Labor, households and Microlending

  • Leona Pallansch, St. Mary’s University: Critical Assessment of Microlending:  The Cases of Acción and Lyft Fund
  • Bulent Temel, University of Texas San Antonio: Homo contextus as a competing model of economic rationality: Empirical evidence from Amish childrearing
  • Steve Nivin, St. Mary’s University: Big Data Analytics, Patents and Urban Employment Patterns
  • Belinda Román (Chair): The San Antonio Texas Labor Market Outcomes through a Complexity Lens
  • Franziska Ellen Dorn, University of Duisburg-Essen, and Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts Amherst: Unpaid Work and Household Living Standards in the U.S.
  • José Chaman Alvarez, St. Mary’s University: Geospatial Insights: Zip-Code Level Analysis of Industry Output and Knowledge Dynamics in San Antonio, Texas

5B Pluralism and Economic Theory

  • Paolo Ramazzotti, Universita di Macerata: Agreeing on disagreement? Systemic openness, theoretical variety & pluralism
  • Jacob  Powell, Bucknell University: The State: Toward a Unified Theory
  • Kabeer Bora, University of Utah: An Age of Equalization: A peek into the first age of globalization and rates of profit

Conference ends at 6:00 PM


ICAPE 2024 Online Conference Program

Friday, January 12, 2024, via Zoom

All times are Eastern Standard Time (E.S.T., New York)

Modern Economic Pluralism: Exploring the synergies and distinctive contributions of contemporary heterodox approaches


Session 1, 8:00 – 10:00 AM, E.S.T.: Gender, Development and Inequality

  • Roni Sikdar, International Institute for Population Sciences: Understanding the Role of Wealth Quintile in Women’s Contraceptive Decisions in India: Evidence from NFHS-5, 2019-2021
  • Isha Gupta, University of Delhi & Jawaharlal Nehru University: Land Allocation, Distribution and Structural Change in a Developing Economy: A Kaldorian Approach
  • Olivia Ezeobi, Stellenbosch University: In Her Own Words: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of Malawian migrant women’s lived experience of transnational motherhood
  • Holly Ritchie, Erasmus University: Gender and precarious institutional change in uncertain refugee settings: the role and limits of groups in institutional entrepreneurship and pathways of change
  • Joshua Blaine Havermahl, Stellenbosch University: Autoethnography in health economics: Mental health of men aged 18-24 in South Africa

Session 2, 10:15 – 12:15, E.S.T.: Pluralism and Policy

  • John Komlos, University of Munich: Neoliberal Economic Policy and the Rise of Right-Wing Populism: Western Civilization at the Crossroads
  • Francisco Jesus Aldape, St. John’s University: The Un(orthodox) Monetary Policies of Alberto J. Pani in the 1920s and early 1930s in Mexico
  • Adam Kerenyi, Institute of World Economics: Soft budget constraint syndrome from the war finance angle
  • Khondlo Mtshali, University of KwaZulu-Natal: Dialectical critique of indices: The case of h-index
  • Pascal McDougall, University of Ottawa: How Law Shapes Class Power Under Perfect Competition

Session 2, 13:00 – 14:55, E.S.T. (1:00-2:45 PM): Pluralism, Institutions and Theory

  • Fatih Kırşanlı, Yozgat Bozok University: Old and New Institutional Economics and the Necessity of Building a Bridge
  • David Zalewski, Providence College: Reimagining the “Social” in Social Costs: A Proposed Synthesis of the Ideas of K. William Kapp and Karl Polanyi
  • Mayara Silva Sousa Pires and Ana Cláudia Polato Fava, Universidade Federal do ABC: Charlotte P. Gilman and the Forgotten and Missing Women Voices in Economics
  • José Paulo Miketen Maltaca, Universidade Federal do Paraná: Dualism in post-Keynesian Institutionalism: the Kaleckian Path

Session 3, 15:10 – 17:00 (3:10-5:00 PM), E.S.T.: Pluralism and the Environment; 

  • Ying Zhen, Wesleyan College: New Book with Routledge and Stories Behind it: “Artists and Markets in Music: The Political Economy of Music During the Covid Era and Beyond”
  • Mayare Caroline de Oliveira Silva and Monica Yukie Kuwahara, Universidade Federal do ABC: Sustainable Development: An analysis from the plural character of the ecological economy
  • Christine Farias, Manhattan Community College and Gerard Farias, Fairleigh Dickinson University: Schumacher: Back to the Future
  • Gregorio Vidal & Wesley Marshall, UAM – Iztapalapa: Technology, money and work: the ecological nexus

For additional information, contact Geoff.Schneider@Bucknell.edu.