2020 ICAPE Conference Program

ICAPE Conference Preliminary Program, January 5-6, 2020, University of San Diego

Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

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Registration and Check in 3:00-3:40 PM

Session 1, 3:40-5:10 PM

1A Gender and inequality, KIPJ Room 220 (2nd floor)

  • Paddy Quick (chair), St. Francis College: Is Household Production “Drudgery” or the Basis for a Socialist Mode of Production?
  • Larissa Giardini Simões and Ana Hermeto, Universida de Federal de Minas Gerais: The dynamics of paid domestic work in metropolitan Brazil.
  • Anne McGrew, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Katherine Bahn, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and Melissa Mahoney, University of North Carolina Asheville: The connection between reproductive healthcare access and economic opportunity: current realities and post-capitalist futures.
  • Adem Elveren, Fitchburg State University, and Valentine Moghadam, Northeastern University: The Impact of Militarization on Gender Inequality and Female Labor Force Participation.


1B Money and Social Valuation, KIPJ Room 222 MBA (2nd floor)

  • Zdravka Todorova, Wright State University (Chair): Money, Feminism, Institutionalism, and the Foundations of Heterodox Economic Theory.
  • Mary Mellor, Northumbria University, UK: Money: Myths, Truths and Alternatives. (Presented by Zdravka)
  • Drue Barker, University of South Carolina: The Real Wolves of Wall Street: Examining Debt, Austerity, and Accountability through the Lens of Primary Accumulation. (via Skype)
  • Ann Davis, Marist College: Money as a Social Institution: Its Historical Emergence and Political Implications.
  • Nicola Matthews, Humboldt State University: Re-Abstracting Money: Making Visible the Unknowns of Supposed Money “Known-ness”.


1C Agent-Based Computational Economics and Beyond (1): Consilience, KIPJ Room E (1st floor)

  • Paul Wang, Duke University, Shu-Heng Chen, National Chengchi University and John Mordeson, Creighton University: New Mathematica and Natural Computation: A Consilience Project, 15 Years On.
  • Andrea Nanetti, Nguyen Khoi Vu & Cheong Siew Ann, NTU Singapore, & Alan M. Stahl, Princeton Univ.: Agent-based modelling & simulation for economic history: Venetian state-run galley convoys from 1400-1433.
  • Friederike Wall, University of Klagenfurt: Diversity in Organizations: Employing Agent-based Computational Economics to Bridge in a Cross-disciplinary Research Topic..
  • Shu-Heng Chen (Chair), National Chengchi University: Consilience, Agent-Based Modeling and the Humanities


1D Contemporary Heterodox and Mainstream Economics, KIPJ Room F (1st floor)

  • Hendrik Van den Berg (Chair), University of Massachusetts Amherst: Institutions and Natural Law: Does Laissez-faire Really Lead to an Optimal Institutional Structure?
  • Henry Leveson-Gower, Promoting Economic Pluralism: Building the power of Economic Pluralism.
  • John Komlos, Univ. of Munich: The Achilles Heels of Mainstream Economics & How it Led to Demagoguery.
  • Eric Nelson Glock, University of Missouri-Kansas City: An Orthodox Approach to Heterodox Economics.


1E Global Auto-Immune Disorders: On Imminent/Immanent Crises in the New Millennium, KIPJ Room G (1st floor)

  • Ravi Batra, Southern Methodist University-Dallas: The Wage-Gap and Unbalanced Trade: Explaining The Crisis in Global Trade Deficits.
  • William Darity, Jr., Duke University: Transgenerational Equity: Protocols Governing Just Compensation for Socio-Historical Evils. (Read by a panel member)
  • Lynn Parramore, Institute for New Economic Thinking: Skewed Sexual Arrangements as a Threat to Human Survival.
  • Genevieve Vaughan, International Feminists for a Gift Economy: Beyond the Matricidal Economy and Culture: The Case for Matricentric Feminism.
  • Rajani Kanth (Chair), World Peace Congress: Eurocentrism, and its Discontents


1F Young Scholars Initiative Workshop 1: Publication in Econ.: A Practical Guide for Pluralists, KIPJ Room H (2nd floor)

Facilitator: Steve Pressman, Colorado State University


Session 2, 5:20-6:50 PM

2A Modern Monetary Theory: Policies for the 21st Century, KIPJ Room 220 (2nd floor)

  • John P. Watkins (chair) and James (Cid) E. Seidelman, Westminster College: The Great Hypocrisy: Neoliberalism’s Critique of Modern Monetary Theory.
  • Randall Wray, Bard College and the Levy Economics Institute: Fiscal Reform to Benefit State and Local Governments: The Modern Money Theory Approach.
  • Yeva Nersisyan, Franklin and Marshall College: How to Pay for the Green New Deal.
  • Xinhua Liu, Shaanxi Normal University, An MMT Approach to Internationalization of the RMB.


2B The Economics of Health and a Green New Deal, KIPJ Room 222 MBA (2nd floor)

  • Neal Wilson (chair), UMKC: Fighting Lead Poisoning in Children with Green Jobs: Problem Finding in Kansas City.
  • Max Seijo, UC Santa Barbara: Ecological Theory and the Green New Deal.
  • Benjamin Wilson, SUNY Cortland, and Christina E. Ciaccio, University of Chicago Medicine: Living within a Food Desert is Associated with Food Allergy Diagnosis.
  • Jon Calame, Thermal Efficiency Eastport: Fuel Poverty as Social Determinant of Public Health.


2C Agent-Based Computational Economics and Beyond (2): Cyber Economics, KIPJ Room E (1st floor)

  • Dehua Shen (chair), Tianjin Univ.: Forecasting the Volatility of Bitcoin: The Importance of Jumps and Structural Breaks.
  • Shinn-Shyr Wang, Ting-Kai Kuo and Wen-Chieh Lee, National Chengchi University: Combating thick polar networks: is there any effective way other than the strategic network formation?
  • William Lawless, Paine College: The interdependence in human-machine teams.


2D Labor, wages, trade and development, KIPJ Room F (1st floor)

  • Luis Villanueva (chair), Denison University: Comparing Manufacturing Employment and Wages in NAFTA Economies.
  • Harry Konstantinidis, U.of Massachusetts Boston: Agriculture and Uneven Development in the European Union.
  • Michael Cauvel, Ithaca College, Robert Blecker, American University, and Yun K. Kim, UMass Boston: Evaluating the Viability of a Wage-led Growth Strategy in the U.S.
  • Maha Makhzoumi, Nanterre University: Examining the Twin Deficits Hypothesis: Symmetric and asymmetric approaches, Evidence from Tunisia.
  • Mary Kashif, Begum College: Professional Training as a Component of Productivity in Technical Education Institutions of Lahore.


2E Sectoral analysis, KIPJ Room G (1st floor)

  • Ozgur Orhangazi (chair), Kadir Has University and Leila Davis, UMass Boston: Competition and Monopoly in the U.S. Economy: What Do Industrial Concentration Data Tell?
  • Ivan Rubinić, Nina Ponikvar, and Maks Tajnikar, University of Ljubljana: Sectoral and Technological Analysis into the Origins and Determinants of the Eurozone’s Economic Inequality.
  • Christine Farias, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY: Vision or Blindness: An Economic Perspective.
  • FTC Manning, CUNY Graduate Center: Ground Rent from Agriculture to Home Rentals: Value Production and the Property Management Company.


2F Young Scholars Initiative Workshop 2: Roundtable: Pluralism in Econ. & Pluralistic Teaching, KIPJ Room H (2nd floor)

Panelists: Steve Pressman (Colorado State Univ.), Nathan Sivers Boyce (Willamette Univ.), Geoff Schneider (Bucknell Univ.), Henry Leveson-Gower (Promoting Economics Pluralism), Devika Dutt (Diversifying & Decolonising Economics)

Session 3: Dinner Plenary, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (dinner included with conference registration)

Heterodox Economics in the Calculable Future, KIPJ Rooms ABCD (1st floor)

  • Geoffrey Schneider, Bucknell University: Chair and Discussant.
  • Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven, University of York, and Carolina Alves, Girton College, University of Cambridge: Heterodox Economics as a Positive Project: Revisiting the Debate.
  • Carlo D’Ippoliti, Sapienza University: Mapping Heterodox Economics.
  • Paolo Ramazzotti, Università di Macerata, Economic Policy in an Open Systems Perspective.
  • Tae-Hee Jo, SUNY Buffalo State: Heterodox Economics in the Calculable Future: Veblen’s Theory of the Business Enterprise as a Case Study.
  • Lynne Chester, University of Sydney: Rethinking Strategies to Support Heterodox Economics.


ICAPE Board Meeting (by invitation), 7:00-8:00 AM, KIPJ Room A

Session 4: 8:15-10:00 AM, Monday, January 6

4A Topics in Institutional Thought (AFEE), KIPJ Room 220 (2nd floor)

  • Lynne Chester, University of Sydney, Chair and Discussant 2.
  • Newton de Lima Carlini, UFABC, Brazil: A Social-Economic Chronicle and a Discussion on How Cooperation can Triumph over Self-Interest.
  • Thomas Kemp, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Anthony Dupont, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and Thao Tran, Federal Reserve, Kansas City: Is Fair Value Reasonable? – Changes in the legal valuation of firms’ assets in the wake of SFAS 157.
  • Timothy A Wunder, Univ. of Texas at Arlington: On Economic Progress and Debt: Applying Ayres to Household Debt.
  • Craig Medlen, Menlo College: Deficits for the Rich: Inequality and Instability.
  • Zelin Chen, Guangzhou Finance Holdings Group: Discussant 1.


4B Money and Monetary Policy, KIPJ Room 222 MBA (2nd floor)

  • Mechthild Schrooten (chair), University of Applied Sciences Bremen, and Armin Varmaz, University Bremen: Cash, non-cash and culture.
  • Fiona Cameron Maclachlan, Manhattan College: The Case for the Public Provisioning of the Payments System.
  • Francesca Rhys-Williams, Berlin School of Economics and Law: The Impact of Unconventional Monetary Policies on Gender and Racial Wealth Inequality: Evidence from the Large-Scale Asset Purchases in the United States.
  • Adam Kerenyi, Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Central bank-led financial repression – the Hungarian case.


4C Agent-Based Computational Economics and Beyond (3): Narrative Economics, KIPJ Room E (1st floor)

  • Ching Hsu, Tina Yu, and Shu-Heng Chen, National Chengchi University: S. Silver Purchase Act and Chinese Economy in 1928-1936: A New Perspective from Textual Analysis on Newspaper Data.
  • Brian Kokensparger, Creighton University: What Doctor Faustus Might Tell us About Economics.
  • Shu-Heng Chen (chair), National Chengchi University: Digital Humanities and the Digital Economy.
  • Teresa Perry, Colorado State University: Are Social Media Influencers the New Market Mechanism? Evidence from a Random Effects Model.


4D Roundtable: Diversity in Heterodox Economics: Radical Solutions for an Old Problem, KIPJ Room F (1st floor)

  • Hanna Karolina Szymborska (chair), Birmingham City University
  • Carolina Alves, University of Cambridge
  • Devika Dutt, University of Massachusetts Amherst


4E GDP, Financialization and Crises (Financial and Ecological) , KIPJ Room G (1st floor)

  • Ann Davis (chair), Marist College: When Will ‘It’ Happen Again, not If.
  • Constance Morley, St. Paul University: Financial Cycles Revisited: Spirals of accumulation and conflict.
  • Sergio Camara Izquierdo, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco: Fictitious capital: A critical appraisal of Marxism and a Marxian proposal.
  • Brian Chi-ang Lin, National Chengchi University: Circular GDP: A New Sustainability Indicator.


4F Preparing for the Job Market and for Campus Interviews, KIPJ Room H (2nd floor)

Panelists: Geoff Schneider, Bucknell University, and Erdogan Bakir, Bucknell University.

Coffee break, sponsored by Promoting Economic Pluralism, 10:00-10:15


Session 5: 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

5A Modern Money Theory, Institutions, and Environment, KIPJ Room 220 (2nd floor)

  • Nicola Mathews, Humboldt State University: Discussant and Chair
  • Hongkil Kim and Aaron Kohatsu, University of North Carolina, Ashville: The Importance of Monetary Institutions on the Relationship between Public Debt and Economic Growth.
  • Iván Darío Velásquez-Garzón, Univ. of Missouri – Kansas City: US Monetary Policy and Income Distribution: 1970-2015.
  • Avraham Izhar Baranes, Elmhurst College: MMT, Financialization, and Automation: How the Green New Deal Promotes Progressive Institutional Adjustment.
  • Jeremy Posadas and Jessica Healy, Austin College: Ecosystem Labor: An Integrative Theory for Pluralistic Economics.


5B Economic theory and the modern world, KIPJ Room 222 MBA (2nd floor)

  • Valerie Kay Kepner (chair), King’s College: The Historical and Contemporary Importance of American Nuns on American Economic Outcomes.
  • Alexander Binder, Pittsburg State University: Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: Catholic Economics.
  • Emily C. Hrovat, Colorado State University: On Life and Liberty: Modern Population Control’s Roots In Classical Political Economy.
  • Emmanuel Quarshie, University of the Witwatersrand: Rethinking ‘Basic Necessity’ in Consumer Behaviour: Concept and Propositions.
  • Theogene Rizinde and Celestin Niyomugabo, University of Rwanda : Examining the Role of Private Sector to Economic Development of Rwanda.


5C Agent-Based Computational Economics and Beyond (4): Behavioral Economics, KIPJ Room E (1st floor)

  • Roger Frantz (chair), San Diego State Univ: The Two Beginnings of Behavioral Economics.
  • Edgardo Bucciarelli, Univ. of Chieti-Pescara and Fabio Porreca, University of L’Aquila: Stepping into standard black-boxed firms’ production capabilities: Using a cognitive rationale to conceptualize early entrepreneurial decisions.
  • David Goldbaum, University of Technology Sydney: Experience Driven Influence in Social Phenomenon: Experiment inspired simulations.


5D Work in the modern world, KIPJ Room F (1st floor)

  • Kevin W. Capehart (chair), California State University, Fresno: What Do Socially Useless Workers Do?
  • Chimedlkham Zorigtbaatar, University of Utah: Unpaid Household Work of Children: A Case Study in Mongolia.
  • Dai Duc Duong, University of Missouri – Kansas City: Work capability as a basic intrinsic freedom constituting human development.
  • Polona Domadenik, University of Ljubljana: School-to-Work Transition for Millenials: An International Comparison.
  • Emily Ann Adams, North Central College: Evaluating the progress education reforms toward human capital development in China.


5E Poverty, inequality and housing, KIPJ Room G (1st floor)

  • Erdogan Bakir, Bucknell University: chair
  • Alfredo Magsaysay Rosete, Central Connecticut State University, and Laura Nussbaum-Barbarena, Roosevelt University: Gentrification and Access to Care Work.
  • Danish Khan, Bucknell University/University of Massachusetts-Amherst: Political Economy of the Slum-Question in Postcolonial Capitalism: A Case of Expulsionary Urban Development in Pakistan.
  • Laurence O’Connell, New School/City University of New York: Tiebout Hypothesis and Affordable Housing in Westchester County, NY.
  • Edward Ryan Teather-Posadas, Colorado State University, and Stephen Ziliak, Roosevelt University: When the Experiment Ends: Evidence from the Income Maintenance Experiments in the United States (1968 – 1982).
  • Joana David Avritzer, New School: US Household Wealth Dynamics: Theory and Estimation using Panel Study on Income Dynamics.


5F YSI Workshop 3: Designing a Pluralistic Curriculum for Economics—Assessment of Current Curricula, KIPJ Room H (2nd floor)

Facilitators: Jennifer Cohen (Miami University) and Nathan Sivers Boyce (Willamette University)

Conference ends at 12:00 PM.