2022 ICAPE Conference Program

ICAPE 2022 Virtual Conference Program, January 9-10, 2022

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Organized by Geoff Schneider, Presidential Professor of Economics at Bucknell University, and Executive Director of the International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE)

Session 1:  Evening Plenary, Sunday, January 9, 7-9 PM

Session 2:  Morning Plenary, Monday, January 10, 8-10 AM

Session 3:  4 breakout groups, Monday, January 10, 10:15 AM-12:15 PM

Session 4:  4 breakout groups, Monday, January 10, 1:15-3:15 PM

Session 5:  4 breakout groups, Monday, January 10, 3:30-5:30 PM


Session 1, Evening Plenary, Sunday, January 9, 7:00-9:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC -5)


1 Heterodox Economics and Fiscal Space

This panel concerns fiscal space — what is it, does it matter, and why? How should fiscal institutions interact with monetary institutions, and vice versa? To what degree does tacit or explicit cooperation already exist? This panel considers these concepts theoretically, empirically, and historically.

  • Geoff Schneider (Zoom host)
  • Nina Eichacker (Chair), University of Rhode Island: A Critical Political Economy of Fiscal Space: Does It Exist, Does It Matter, and Why
  • Thomas Michl, Colgate University: A (Curmudgeonly) Primer on Fiscal and Monetary Policy
  • Josh Mason, John Jay College CUNY, and Arjun Jayadev, Azim Premji University: Rethinking Supply Constraints
  • Tai Young-Taft and Harold Hastings, Bard College: Economic effects of fiscal policy in an era of zero and negative interest rates


Session 2, Morning Plenary, Monday, January 10, 8:00-10:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC -5)


2 The dissemination of heterodox ideas (AFEE)

  • Geoff Schneider (Zoom host)
  • Danielle Guizzo (Chair), U. of Bristol: From Periphery to Core? A History of Post-Keynesian Economics in Latin America
  • Felipe Almeida and Marindia Brites, Federal University of Parana: The Original Institutional Economics outside U.S.: the Brazilian chapter
  • Tiago Mata, University College London: Radical economics beyond academia in the long 1980s
  • Lynne Chester, University of Sydney, Australia: Heterodox economics: Evolution, progress, and prospects
  • Rebecca Gomez Betancourt, University of Lyon 2-Triangle and Camila Orozco Espinel, IESEG, Management School-Lille: Feminist Economics: genesis and transformation of a sub-field of economics


Session 3, Breakout Sessions, Monday, January 10, 10:15 AM-12:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC -5)


3A Heterodox Challenges to the Mainstream (AFEE)

  • Janet Knoedler, Bucknell University (Zoom host)
  • Mary V. Wrenn, U. of the West of England (Chair): Multi-level Marketing and Neoliberalism
  • Svetlana Kirdina-Chandler, Russian Academy of Sciences: The Poverty of Economics in Reactions to Changes: The Need for a New Synthesis?
  • Rojhat Avsar, Columbia College Chicago: Virtuous markets: why character matters
  • Maral Mahdad, Valentina Materia and Wilfred Dolfsma, Wageningen University; Ekaterina Albats, Stanford University: Inter-Organizational Collaboration: running through units and levels of analysis with a multi-theory lens
  • Lane Vanderslice, Academy for Educational Development: Heterodox Economics and the Economics of Harm

3B Issues in uneven development in Pakistan, Brazil and the developing world

  • Geoff Schneider, Bucknell University (Zoom host and Chair)
  • Danish Khan, Franklin & Marshall College: Urbanization in the age of Neoliberalism: Political Economy of Expulsionary Development in Pakistan
  • Fahd Ali, Information Technology University Lahore: The Impact of Foreign Aid on Fiscal behavior and Debt Repayment: A Case Study of Pakistan from 1956-2015
  • Mayara Pires and Ana Fava, Universidade Federal do ABC: Investing in socio-emotional skills during early childhood to achieve capabilities and fight poverty: overcoming socioeconomic vulnerabilities in Brazil through Criança Feliz
  • Ramya Vijaya, Stockton University and Shareen Joshi, Georgetown University: Authoritarianism and Economic Discourse in the age of Covid: Case study of India
  • Rafed Amin Al-Huq, Franklin & Marshall College: Dynamic network models and urban economic corruption.

3C Macro, Money and Financialization        

  • Erdogan Bakir, Bucknell University (Zoom Host and Chair)
  • Faruk Ulgen, University Grenoble Alpes: COVID crisis in a financialized economy and alternative regulation
  • Pelin Akçagün, Ondokuz Mayis University and Adem Yavuz Elveren, Fitchburg State University: Financialization and Militarization: An Empirical Investigation
  • Emanuele Citera, New School: Unfulfilled Expectations, Stock Returns and Market Efficiency: A Statistical Equilibrium Approach
  • Melanie G. Long, College of Wooster, and Steven Pressman, Colorado State/Monmouth University: Postal Banking and US Cash Transfer Programs: A Solution to Insufficient Financial Infrastructure?

3D Stratification and inequality        

  • Stephan Lefebvre, Bucknell University (Chair and Zoom host)
  • Sana Khalil, University of Massachusetts Amherst: Discrimination in tech-hiring: Gender and neighborhood penalties in Pakistan’s labor market
  • Surbhi Kesar, Azim Premji University, Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven, University of York, Ariane Agunsoye, Goldsmiths University of London, and Hanna Szymborska, Birmingham City Business School: Stratification Economics from a Decolonized Lens: A Critical Examination
  • Kellin Chandler Stanfield, Hobart and William Smith Colleges: Stratification Economics: An Evolutionary Behavioral Perspective
  • Pradeep Kumar Choudhury and Amit Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University: COVID-19 and digital learning in higher education in India: Unpacking the realities through socioeconomic and regional lenses


Session 4, Breakout Sessions, Monday, January 10, 1:15-3:15 PM (13:15-15:15 Eastern Standard Time, UTC -5)


4A Radical Ecological Economics: A view from the Global South

Radical Ecological Economics (REE) sets itself apart from the principles and perspectives of dominant economics, proposing to analyze appropriation processes of nature with a view to promoting environmental justice – a joining of concern for environmental balance with social justice. Epistemologically, it maintains that sustainability is a matter of socio-environmental justice, challenging the Global North’s “civilization project”, and its predatory economic rationality.

  • Erdogan Bakir, Bucknell University (Zoom host)
  • David Barkin (Chair), Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana and Mario Fuente, Universidad de la Sierra Juarez de Oaxaca: Applying Radical Ecological Economics: Integrating Theory and Practice
  • Tania Perez Riano Arredondo, Instituto Tecnologico de Oaxaca, and Wuendy Asuet Armenta: Socio-metabolic configurations of community forest management in Mexico
  • Erika Carcaño, Universidad de Guanajuato León Campos, Sara Bravo, Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Lourdes Baron León, Universidad Autonoma Chapingo, and Maria Fernanda Ortega Valdez, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana: Radical Ecological Economics and Community Women
  • Claudia Isabel Camacho Benavides, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Alejandra Sánchez-Jiménez, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, and Marien Saldaña-Guillen, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana: Understanding Food Sovereignty and Agroecology from the Perspective of Radical Ecological Economics

4B Household labor, production and care work        

  • Geoff Schneider, Bucknell University (Chair and Zoom host)
  • Paddy Quick, St. Francis College: A Marxist Critique of Social Reproduction Theory
  • Vishal Choudhury, U. of Missouri-Kansas City: The Marxian Analysis of Class and the Concept of Penetration of Capital
  • Alfredo Rosete, Central Connecticut State University, and Laura Nussbaum-Barbarena, Roosevelt University: Care Work and Institutions: A unified approach
  • Sophia Sanniti, University of Waterloo: (Re)Organizing Toronto Households during COVID-19 Lockdown: A Case Study on an Imposed Degrowth Scenario
  • Sofia Michail Rebrey, Moscow State University (MGIMO): Measuring women’s agency: international comparison

4C Our current crises and how to address them              

  • Janet Knoedler, Bucknell University (Chair and Zoom host)
  • Dell Champlin, Oregon State University and Janet Knoedler, Bucknell University: Polanyi and Piketty on the Origins of our Discontents
  • Karol Gil Vasquez, Nichols College/Boston University, and Wolfram Elsner, Bremen University: Death Cults: Biopolitics and Identity Crises
  • Mu-Jeong Kho, University College London: Veblen and Radical Turn: Can the Crisis ‘Covid-19 Pandemics’ Truly Act as Trigger for Self-Organising a New Resilient System of Healthcare?
  • Michael Murray, Bemidji State University: Innovative Democracy: How the Green New Deal could empower societies with the freedom of choice, a clean energy economy and a just, sustainable future.

4D Teaching Pluralist Economics in a SLAC Environment

Educators from pluralist Small Liberal Arts and Community Colleges discuss best practices and pedagogical approaches to teaching, including problematizing critical engagement, strategies of reflexivity in teaching methods, and participatory pedagogical tools and methods for teaching in the conditions of the “new normal” in the covid-era classroom.

  • Stephan Lefebvre, Bucknell University (Zoom host)
  • Keoka Grayson (chair), Hobart & William Smith: Problematizing the Assumed: Strategy for Encouraging Critical Thought
  • Jacob Powell, Hobart & William Smith: Reflexivity: A Method for Teaching Heterodox Thought
  • Anastasia Wilson (Chair), Hobart & William Smith: Radical Pandemic Pedagogy for the “New Normal” Classroom
  • Amy Cramer, Voices on the Economy and Pima Community College: Voices On The Economy: How Open-Minded Exploration of Rival Perspectives Can Spark Solutions to Our Urgent Economic Problems


Session 5, Breakout Sessions, Monday, January 10, 3:30-5:30 PM (13:15-15:15 Eastern Standard Time, UTC -5)


5A Macroeconomic theory and contemporary issues

  • Matias Vernengo, Bucknell University (Chair and Zoom host)
  • Sergio Camara Izquierdo, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco: The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation and a Labor-Shortage Theory of Cycles
  • Gokcer Ozgur, Gettysburg College and Ceyhun Elgin, Bogazici University: A Stock-Flow Consistent (SFC) Model for a Developing Country with an Informal Sector
  • Roberto Veneziani, Queen Mary University of London, Jonathan Cogliano, University of Massachusetts Boston, and Naoki Yoshihara, University of Massachusetts Amherst: The Dynamics of International Exploitation
  • Hongkil (Sam) Kim, U. of North Carolina Asheville: Minsky Theory of Inflation: An Empirical Analysis of OECD countries
  • Alfredo Rosete, Central Connecticut State University and Hendrik Van Den Berg, University of Nebraska Lincoln: Macroeconomic Policy in an Environmentally-Constrained Economy: Revisiting the Harrod Model

5B Teaching Principles Pluralistically: A roundtable on Economic Principles and Problems: A Pluralist Introduction by Geoffrey Schneider

  • Stefan Kesting, University of Leeds
  • Stephan Lefebvre, Bucknell University
  • Danish Khan, Franklin and Marshall College
  • Geoff Schneider (Zoom host and chair), Bucknell University

5C Industries and exploitation in the COVID era

  • Shahram Azhar, Bucknell University (Zoom host and Chair)
  • Ali Alper Alemdar, University of Missouri-Kansas City: How Do Value Creation and Rent Appropriation Processes Co-Produce Each Other and Intensify Monopoly Power of Uber?
  • Ari C. Parra, John Jay College CUNY: The Political Economy of Disability and the Nursing Home Industry in the United States
  • Alexandra Elisabeth Arntsen, Nottingham Trent University, Bruce Philp and Charlotte Carey, Birmingham City University: Work-Life-Environmental Balance? A Qualitative Analysis of Managers in Environmentally-Aware Organisations

5D Heterodox economic theory and society 

  • Erdogan Bakir, Bucknell University (Zoom host and Chair)
  • Steve Cohn, Knox College: Using Marxist oriented histories of the transition from feudalism to capitalism in England as a “shared exemplar” for learning Marxist theory
  • Ann Davis, Marist College: Interpreting “Materialism”: Conceptions of the Human Relation to Nature in recent Marxist Literature
  • Kenneth Reinert, George Mason University: Common Values: Religion and Basic Goods Provision
  • Benjamin Wilson, SUNY Cortland, Taylor Reid, Culinary Institute of America, and Max Sussman: Money’s Collective Promise: Food Sovereignty, Coordination Rights, and Financial Technology
  • Mayara Pires and Ramón Fernández, Universidade Federal do ABC: Pluralism in Economics and the Politicization of Science: A Three-Stage Critique