ICAPE 2023 In-Person Conference, Call for Papers

January 5, 2023, Loyola University, New Orleans, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Conference theme: Pluralist Economics and the Long Tail of the Pandemic

The global economy continues to be buffeted by a series of crises. First, we have the ebbs and flows of the Coronavirus pandemic, the uneven public health response to the pandemic, and the regular disruptions to supply chains and economic systems. Second, we have the pandemic-related spike in inflation, driven by a variety of complex factors that are currently being debated, and with a variety of potential policy responses to these inflationary pressures. Third, Russia’s war on Ukraine is disrupting global energy and food markets, and reshaping global alliances. Fourth, we have ongoing political disruptions, with the rise of right-wing populism along with a disparate set of progressive groups in opposition, driven in large part by vast global inequality. And, we have the ongoing environmental crisis threatening catastrophic change in the near future.

Heterodox and pluralistic mainstream economists are particularly well-suited to analyze crises given their focus on real-world phenomena and the forces behind deprivation and change. This conference is open to papers, presentations, roundtables, and workshops that explore any issues in a heterodox or pluralistic fashion. We are particularly interested in papers that explore the following topics:

  • The root causes and possible solutions to the myriad crises facing contemporary capitalism;
  • Theoretical or applied work exploring any heterodox tradition, the intersections and differences between heterodox traditions, and/or the intersections and differences between mainstream and heterodox economics; and,
  • The best methods and materials to use to teach pluralistically in the current environment.

ICAPE, the International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics, is committed to a broad, pluralistic approach to economics. Founding member associations include the International Association For Feminist Economics (IAFFE), the Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE), the Association For Evolutionary Economics (AFEE), the Association For Institutional Thought (AFIT), and the Association for Social Economics (ASE). Submissions from members of these organizations are particularly welcome, as are submissions from any economist committed to a pluralistic approach to the discipline.

We welcome work from all strands of heterodox economic theory, including evolutionary, ecological, complexity, institutional, feminist, Austrian, Marxian, Sraffian, Post-Keynesian, behavioral/psychological, social, radical political, critical realism, agent-based modeling, and general heterodox economics. We are interested in research from any of the perspectives listed above, and research by mainstream economists open to incorporating a pluralistic approach. We are also particularly interested in material from graduate students, sessions on pluralistic teaching, and material on the state of pluralism in economics.

Submissions are due by Friday, September 2, 2022.

The ASSA/AEA conference takes place from January 6-8, 2023 in New Orleans. ICAPE’s conference will occur immediately before the ASSA meetings, beginning at 8:00 AM on January 5 and concluding at 5:30 PM. All sessions will be held in person at Loyola University in New Orleans, a short cab ride from the conference hotels.

All papers and panels must be submitted via the Google Forms below.

Individual papers can be submitted here:

Panels, workshops and roundtables can be submitted here: 

Conference registration fee: $140 regular registration, or $70 low income.

Scholarships to cover conference registration fees are available to graduate students who are not currently employed full time and who are a member of one of the founding ICAPE associations (AFEE, AFIT, ASE, IAFFE, URPE).

All papers presented at the ICAPE conference will be considered for the ICAPE proceedings issue of the American Review of Political Economy.

Tentative schedule:
January 5, 8:00 AM, Conference begins; Check in; coffee, and light breakfast
Breakout session 1: 8:30-10:15 AM
Breakout session 2: 10:30-12:15 AM
Lunch plenary: 12:20-12:55 PM
Breakout session 3: 1:00-3:00 PM
Coffee break: 3:00-3:30PM
Breakout session 4: 3:30-5:30 PM
Conference ends at 5:30 PM on January 5th

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