2019 ICAPE Conference Program

ICAPE Conference Preliminary Program, January 3, 2019, Agnes Scott College

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141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030
Complementary Parking: West Parking Deck, South McDonough Street (P2 on the campus map).

Registration & Breakfast (included), 7:30-8:30 AM, Letitia Pate Evans Hall, Terrace Level
  • Breakfast
  • ICAPE Board meeting (by invitation)


Session 1, 8:30-10:00 AM

1A Wealth, Credit, Inequality and Economic Policy, Campbell Hall G-15

  • Hongkil Kim (Chair), University of North Carolina Asheville: Long-run and Short-run Relationship between Total Household Credit to GDP ratio and CPI in United States
  • Hanna Szymborska, The Open University: How can policy reduce wealth inequality in times of financial sector transformation?
  • John Komlos, University of Munich (emeritus): From Reaganomics to Trump, an Excursion through Five Administrations
  • Antônio Albano de Freitas, New School for Social Research: The impact of Inheritance and its taxation on the distribution of income and wealth: an analysis of Brazil and Rio Grande do Sul in contemporary capitalism

1B Women’s and Children’s Well-Being (URPE), Campbell Hall 115 (Tull Conference Room)

  • Fareena Malhi (Chair), American University: Infrastructure, Technology and Gender Roles: Intra-Household Time Allocation in Rural Pakistan
  • Didier Wayoro, University of Massachusetts Amherst: Impact of armed conflicts on child welfare in Côte d’Ivoire
  • Carolina Alves, University of Cambridge, Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven, University of York and Kamiar Mohaddes, University of Cambridge: Women in Economics: Unpacking Numbers and Policies in the UK

1C Economic Theory and the Nature of Modern Economic Systems, Campbell Hall 215

  • Steve Cohn (Chair), Knox College: Paradigm Competition in China
  • Mila Malyshava, Siena College: Revising the Definition of Transition Economies
  • Hendrik Van den Berg, University of Massachusetts Amherst: Interpreting the 1970s from Materialist Dialectic and Post-Keynesian Perspectives
  • Ali Tarhan, Visiting Scholar: Is Capitalism Universal?

1D Workshop on Scholarly Writing, Campbell Hall G-17

  • Zoe Sherman, Merrimack College: Crafting Clear Scholarly Writing and Effective Writing Habits: A Workshop

1E Reform of the Global Finance and Economic System after the Crisis (INET Young Scholars Initiative I), Campbell Hall 228

  • To Be Determined


Coffee Break, 10:00-10:15 AM, Campbell Hall, Hays Commons/Jones Atrium


Session 2, 10:15-11:45 AM

2A Labor Markets and Labor Models, Campbell Hall G-15

  • Brandon McCoy (Chair), Skidmore College: An Unstable and Segmented Labor Market: Evidence from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Microdata
  • Ezgi Bagdadioglu and Cheng Li, University Of Campinas: The Tripartite Labour Supply Model as Diversifier the Cognitive Rationale of Dichotomies in the Theories of the Economy
  • Ying Zhen, Wesleyan College: The Well-being of Musicians in the U.S.
  • Brian Matlock, University of Missouri-Kansas City: Neoliberalism and the Cult of Entrepreneurship

 2B Race, ethnicity and inequality around the globe, Campbell Hall 115 (Tull Conference Room)

  • Wayne Edwards, University of Vermont: Sovereign Land, Economic Space: Indigenous Economies
  • Scott Carson, University of Texas, Permian Basin: Weight and the Net Nutrition Transition from 19th Century Bound to Free-labor: Assessing Dietary Change with Differences in Decompositions
  • Kalinca Becker, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria: Analysis of the proficiency differential between white and non-white students in Brazil – SAEB 2015
  • Khondlo Mtshali, University of KwaZulu-Natal: A critique of South Africa’s Black Empowerment Policies from the Perspective of Darity, Mason and Stewart’s Model

2C Ecological Economics – A Discipline whose Time has Come (A Teaching Workshop), Campbell Hall 215

  • David Barkin, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana: The fundamental principles of Teaching Ecological Economics, including research and collaboration with communities.

2D Roundtable on Microeconomic Principles and Problems: A Pluralist Introduction by Geoffrey Schneider, Campbell Hall G-17

  • Zdravka Todorova (Chair), Wright State University
  • Erdogan Bakir, Bucknell University
  • Xiao Jiang, Denison University
  • Geoffrey Schneider, Bucknell University

2E The Impacts of the Great Recession on Income Distribution and the Potential Limits of Policy Responses (INET Young Scholars Initiative II), Campbell Hall 228

  • To Be Determined


Session 3: Lunch Plenary, 11:45 AM – 1:35 PM (lunch included with conference registration)
Letitia Pate Evans Hall, Terrace Level

Contemporary Pluralistic Economics: The core, methods and intersections of heterodox approaches

  • Steve Pressman, Colorado State University: Putting the Social Back into Economics
  • Jennifer Cohen, Miami University of Ohio: The State of Feminist Economics and its connections with other heterodox perspectives
  • Matias Vernengo, Bucknell University: The State of Post-Keynesian Economics and its connections with other heterodox perspectives
  • Paddy Quick, St. Francis College (emeritus): The State of Radical Political Economy and its connections with other heterodox perspectives
  • Geoffrey Schneider (Chair), Bucknell University: The State of Institutional Economics and its connections with other heterodox perspectives


Session 4: 1:45-3:30 PM

4A Stagnation, Sovereignty and Finance in Contemporary Capitalism (URPE), Campbell Hall G-15

  • Rafed Al-Huq (Chair), Hobart and William Smith Colleges: The Hegemonic Premium
  • Gokhan Terzioglu, Uni. Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne: The Power Structure of 21st Century Capitalism
  • Andres Cantillo, Missouri State University: Production Commitments and the Financial Foundations of Specialized Economies
  • Gokcer Ozgur, University of Utah: Shadow Banking and Financial Intermediation

4B Development and Growth in theory and practice, Campbell Hall 115 (Tull Conference Room)

  • Tara Natarajan (Chair), Saint Michael’s College
  • Shahram Azhar, Bucknell University, and Danish Khan, University of Massachusetts-Amherst: Capital, State, and Homelessness: Evidence from Urban Slums in Pakistan
  • Tope Awe, College Of Education, Ikere – Ekiti: Nexus between Human Capital Development and Human Capital Investment in Nigeria
  • Paolo Ramazzotti, Università di Macerata: Prices, institutions and the coordination of economic growth

4C The Complexities of Economic Behavior, Campbell Hall 215

  • Kellin Chandler Stanfield (chair), Hobart and William Smith Colleges: Evolutionary Behavioral Economics: Veblenian Institutionalist Insights from Recent Evidence
  • Robert B. Williams, Guilford College: Intergenerational Legacy: Looking Beyond Reported Transfers
  • Eirini Petratou, Leeds University: An Investigation of the Role of Fundamental Uncertainty in Financial Decision-Making: Empirical Evidence from Trading Floors
  • Rene Reich-Graefe, Western New England University: Bayesian Trust, Trust Intermediation & Boundary Spanning

4D Agent-Based Computational Economics, Big Data and Experiments, Campbell Hall 128 (Frannie Graves Auditorium)

  • Shu-Heng Chen (Chair), National Chengchi University, Agent-based modeling: the right mathematics for radical political economics?
  • Chris Georges, Hamilton College: A Model of Macroeconomic Gentrification
  • Dehua Shen, Tianjin University: When Machine Learning Meets Google Trends: An Empirical Analysis of the Predictability of Bitcoin Market
  • Edgardo Bucciarelli, University of Chieti-Pescara: Building Networks by Testing Subjects’ Risk Attitude in a Post-Allaisian Era
  • William Lawless, Paine College: Interdependence and context: An agent-based model of interdependence

4E Practicing Intersectionality in the Classroom: A Group-led Workshop, Campbell Hall G-17

  • Alexandria Eisenbarth, New School of Social Research: Reflections on the classroom experiences we facilitate and our successes and our learning experiences.

4F Globalization, Financialization, and Innovation (INET Young Scholars Initiative III), Campbell Hall 228

  • To be determined


Coffee Break, 3:30-3:45 AM, Campbell Hall, Hays Commons/Jones Atrium


Session 5: 3:45-5:30 PM

5A Employment, Social Security and Economic Growth, Campbell Hall 215

  • Martha Jaimes (Chair), New School for Social Research: The Social Security’s Delayed Retirement Credit: An Incentive or Trap?
  • Ivan Velasquez, University of Missouri-Kansas City: Economic Growth and Distribution Policies: An Integration of Lauchlin Currie’s ‘Leading Sector’ and Hyman Minsky’s ‘Job Guarantee’
  • Selim Cakmakli, Rutgers University and Kenan Lopcu, Cukurova University-Adana: Long Waves and Business Cycle Synchronization: Evidence from Structural Break Tests
  • Jacob Powell (discussant), University of Missouri-Kansas City

5B Theory, Method, and Belief in Economics, Campbell Hall 115 (Tull Conference Room)

  • Mehrene Larudee, Hampshire College (Chair and Discussant)
  • Lukasz Hardt, University of Warsaw: Models and Beliefs they Produce
  • Angelo Fusari, ISAE (formerly): Methodological problems of economic and social sciences: Misunderstandings and clarifications
  • Hari Luitel and Gerry Mahar, Algoma University: Testing for Unit Roots in Autoregressive-Moving Average Models of Unknown Order: Critical Comments

5C Gender, race and economic outcomes, Campbell Hall G-15

  • Swarna Sadasivam Vepa, Madras School of Economics: Political economy of social exclusion
  • Luis Gustavo de Paula and Felipe Almeida, Federal University of Paraná: A Bibliometric and Scientometric Study of Gender and Race Analysis through Heterodox Journals
  • Luiza Nassif Pires, New School for Social Research: Gender segregation and the fall in the unionization rate in the US: A social interaction model

5D Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) at 40, Campbell Hall 215

  • Rojhat Avsar, Columbia College: The Younger Generation
  • William Waller, Hobart and William Smith Colleges: AFIT and Original Institutionalism
  • Richard Adkisson, New Mexico State University: AFIT and the Western Social Science Association
  • Paula Cole, University of Denver: My Teaching and AFIT
  • Zdravka Todorova, Wright State University: Feminist Institutionalism in AFIT

5E Innovations in Policy (INET Young Scholars Initiative III), Campbell Hall 228

  • To be determined


Session 6: 5:30-6:30 PM ICAPE-Promoting Economic Pluralism Joint Reception and Discussion. Topic: Promoting Pluralism via International Accreditation of Courses. Wine and refreshments provided. Bullock Science Center, Baker Atrium


Conference ends at 6:30 PM