STOREP 2017 - Investments, Finance, and Instability

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

June 8, 2017 – June 10, 2017

This is the submission website of the 14th Annual STOREP Conference, which will be held at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, on June 8-10, 2017.

The title of the conference is “Investments, Finance and Instability”.

Investments are the gamble on the future of a community. Their benefits span over the present. They stimulate aggregate demand. They have positive effects on expectations as well as spin-offs in terms of knowledge and innovation. Their benefits also project into the future adding productive capacity to a system.

Raising funds is necessary to undertake investment projects, which is one of the purposes (if not the main purpose) of a financial system. A question has emerged recently on how much institutional rules actually prevail at the international level to promote this task. The potential destabilizing forces that our financial systems have been able to unfold during the recent years make Keynes’s distinction between enterprise and speculation very relevant.

The debate on shaping a financial system to sustain investments is a crucial task which economists, entrepreneurs, bankers, politicians and historians must accomplish together. Calling for papers from various discipline, the 14th Annual STOREP Conference aims to contribute to this task.

Possible topics for the conference sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • alternative theories of investment,
  • international finance,
  • financial instability,
  • financial crises,
  • history and evolution of financial institutions,
  • competing views in macroeconomics.

We are pleased to announce that

  • L. Randall Wray (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, NY)
  • Pietro Alessandrini (Università Politecnica delle Marche)
  • Francesco Daveri (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza)
  • Domenico Delli Gatti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)

will join the conference as keynote speakers.

Besides plenary sessions, some parallel sessions will focus on the main topic of the conference; proposals of papers on all fields of the history of economic thought are also welcome.

Professor Marco Dardi will deliver the first “Raffaelli lecture”, elaborating on some of Tiziano Raffaelli’s main research topics.

Selected papers on the main topic of the conference will be published in a special issue of History of Economic Ideas.

Participants are required to use this platform to submit both abstract proposals and full papers.

Participants must become STOREP members (or renew their membership) before submitting.

All relevant information about the Conference (registration, venue, accommodation, grants, social events) will be soon available on the STOREP website,


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Registration fees:

STOREP Members

  • (early registration) by April 28th: 110€
  • after April 28th: 175€


  • (early registration) by April 28th: 160€ (annual membership included)
  • after April 28th: 225€ (annual membership included)

Young scholars (non-tenured, under 40):

  • STOREP members: 40€
  • others: 60€ (annual membership included)

Conference fees include Conference material, lunches, coffee breaks and a welcome cocktail (as specified in the programme). They do not include the Social Dinner, which must be paid separately (also for further guests).

Registration (and membership) fee can be paid by CREDIT CARD or BANK TRANSFER.

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STOREP provides two kinds of awards for young scholars:

1) Scholarships for young scholars (under 40 years of age). In order to be eligible, the applicant is required to submit a Curriculum Vitae and a paper on any topic relevant to the history of political economy. The authors of the papers selected will be awarded free STOREP Conference registration, including the social dinner and the association’s annual membership fee. All applications, with CV and the final version of the papers, must be uploaded on this website within May 15, 2017. Applicants will be informed about the result of the evaluation process no later than May 25, 2017.

2) The STOREP Award (of 500.00 €) for the best article presented at the Annual Conference by young scholars under 40 years of age. All applications, with CV and the final version of the papers, should be sent to no later than September 15, 2017.

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Angela Ambrosino (Università di Torino)
Enrico Bellino (Università Cattolica di Piacenza)
Sebastiano Nerozzi (Università Cattolica, Milano)
Nicolò Pecora (Università Cattolica di Piacenza)
Silvia Platoni (Università Cattolica, Milano)


Enrico Bellino (Università Cattolica di Piacenza)
Giancarlo Bertocco (Università dell’Insubria)
Katia Caldari (Università di Padova)
Mario Cedrini (Università di Torino)
Maria Cristina Marcuzzo (Università La Sapienza, Roma)
Andrea Salanti (Università di Bergamo)


The Conference is sponsored by:

Facoltà di Economia e Giurisprudenza, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Conference Information

Associazione Italiana per la Storia dell’Economia Politica (STOREP)

Operational office:
Department of Economics and Statistics "Cognetti de Martiis"
Campus Luigi Einaudi - 10153 Torino
tel. +39 011 6704975 - fax. +39 049 8274211