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STOREP ANNUAL CONFERENCE

STOREP annual conferences run for two or three days, in June, in an Italian host city, with invited lectures by eminent scholars and some 100 presentations in total.

STOREP grants annual scholarship to young researchers who submit their papers, and an Award for the best article presented by young scholars at the annual Conference.

Selected papers on the main topic of the conference are published each year in a special issue of the Review of Political Economy.

This year's Conference is entitled “The Social Rules! Norms, Interaction, Rationality”, and will be held at the Università di Siena, on 27-29 June 2019.

  • STOREP 2019 - The Social Rules! Norms, Interaction, Rationality

    June 27, 2019 – June 29, 2019

    The 16th Annual STOREP Conference will be held at the Università di Siena, Dipartimento di Economia Politica e Statistica, P.zza S. Francesco 7-8, 53100 Siena, on June 27-29, 2019. The title of the conference is “The Social Rules! Norms, Interaction, Rationality”.

    Dissatisfaction with homo oeconomicus and a utilitarian view of rationality is pervasive in current economic theory, even that part of it that is more akin to mathematical modelling. As the assumption that aggregate behaviour can mirror that of the representative agent has proved to be flawed, economists are increasingly scrutinizing the identity of economic agents, with an emphasis on both the importance of social interaction in shaping it and the influence exerted by the groups individuals belong to. Social dynamics looms large over individual rationality: interpersonal interaction, cooperation and social norms have become central topics of multidisciplinary oriented research.

    In truth, historians of economics and economic thought can legitimately consider this a required turn in economic theory. At least after Donald Winch’s work, they have forcefully argued that even the supposed intellectual godfather of economic liberalism, Adam Smith, did not endorse an unrestrained version of individualism, but rather explored the nature of individuals as part of a wider inquiry into the institutional and social contexts wherein they operate – institutionalists will later speak of an “institutionalized man”. Similarly, the recent crisis encouraged extraordinary attention to suggestions coming from Keynes scholars who had been denied attention before it. Theoretical frameworks for analysing the financial meltdown and policy proposals to counteract it now show some distinctly Keynesian trait, with the economics profession searching for clues that orthodox models, also owing to their neglect of the heterogeneity among individuals who act under uncertainty, could not effectively deliver.

    The 2019 STOREP Annual Conference in Siena invites contributions exploring the difficulties economics has in dealing with the social dimension of the interactions among individuals and seeking routes to constructively address it. The conference is intended to discuss the complex pattern of interdependence between individuals and society, relying on contributions from a variety of perspectives: history of economics, economic history, a plurality of theoretical approaches and cooperation with other disciplines. How social norms emerge and become stable? Why an established norm may suddenly be abandoned? How is it possible that inefficient norms survive, and which are the incentives motivating people to obey norms? Studies placing emphasis on the theoretical insights and policy implications of assuming individual behaviour as the outcome of social interaction, but also contextual analyses of how social attributes develop, are welcome.

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

    • Individual behaviour, interaction, and social structures
    • Uncertainty, expectations and conventional behaviour
    • The emergence of cooperation and the problem of coordination
    • The origins of prosocial behaviour
    • Relationships between ‘higher-level’ and ‘lower-level’ phenomena
    • The emergence of social norms and institutional change in economic history
    • The social dimension in the history of economic thought
    • The role of social norms in specific areas of economic activity (e.g. the labour market, consumption behaviour, price competition)
    • Evolutionary perspectives on behaviour and social dynamics
    • Experimental investigations of market and social interaction
    • The failures of economics as “social” science and the need for interdisciplinary cooperation

    Proposals of papers in all fields adopting a historical perspective and/or comparing different approaches to economic issues are also welcome.

    STOREP welcomes special sessions jointly organized with other scientific associations, and invites these latter to submit proposals.

    We are pleased to announce that distinguished colleague Professor Alan Kirman (Directeur d'études à l’EHESS, Paris; Professeur émerite à Aix-Marseille Université) will join the conference as keynote speaker.

    Professor Richard Arena (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis) will deliver the third “Raffaelli lecture”.

    The 2019 STOREP Conference will jointly organize initiatives (on the days immediately preceding the conference itself) and special sessions with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (and the “Young Scholars Initiative”) as well as with students and researchers of the international network “Rethinking Economics”.

    Selected papers on the main topic of the conference will be considered for publication in the Review of Political Economy.

     

    Proposals submission

    The deadline for abstract and session proposals is March 15, 2019. Notification of accepted and rejected abstracts and sessions will be sent by March 30, 2019.

    Abstract proposals (with keywords, JEL codes, and affiliation) must not exceed 400 words. Session proposals (general description of not more than 600 words) should include the abstract of the three scheduled papers.

    Proposals must be uploaded on the Submission website of the 16th Annual STOREP conference at: conference.storep.org (follow instructions by clicking on “INFORMATION. For authors” in the right column menu).

     

    Registration

    May 15, 2019: Deadline for early registration (early fees).

    May 30, 2019: Deadline for late registration (late fee) and for submitting full papers.

     

    All participants, including young scholars who apply for the awards, must become STOREP members or renew their membership. It is highly recommended to book hotel stay well in advance.

     

    All relevant information concerning registration fees, accommodation and programme will soon be published on both the conference (conference.storep.org) and the Association (www.storep.org/) websites.

     

    Young Scholars STOREP Awards

    1) Scholarships for young scholars (under 40 years of age, non tenured). In order to be eligible, the applicant is required to submit a Curriculum Vitae and an extended abstract (2,000 words ca., both to be uploaded on the Submission website) on any topic relevant to the history of political economy, by March 15, 2019. The final version of the papers must be uploaded within May 1, 2019. Applicants will be informed about the result of the evaluation process no later than May 10, 2019. The authors of the papers selected will be awarded free STOREP Conference registration, including the social dinner and the association’s annual membership fee, as well as, if possible, a lump sum contribution to travel and staying expenses.

    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 segretario@storep.org no later than September 15, 2019.

     

    Organizing Committee

    Angela Ambrosino (Università di Torino)
    Mario Cedrini (Università di Torino)
    Alberto Baccini (Università di Siena)
    Massimo Di Matteo (Università di Siena)
    Luca Fiorito (Università di Siena)
    Alessandro Innocenti (Università di Siena)
    Carlo Zappia (Università di Siena)

    Scientific Committee

    Angela Ambrosino (Università di Torino)
    Mario Cedrini (Università di Torino)
    Massimo Di Matteo (Università di Siena)
    Luca Fiorito (Università di Siena)
    Antonella Stirati (Università Roma Tre)
    Carlo Zappia (Università di Siena)

     

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  • STOREP 2018 - Whatever Has Happened to Political Economy?

    June 28, 2018 – June 30, 2018

    The 15th Annual STOREP Conference will be held at the Università di Genova, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Piazzale E. Brignole, 3a canc., on June 28-30, 2018. The title of the conference is “Whatever Has Happened to Political Economy?”.

    There is considerable discussion on the current state of the economic discipline, on the relevance of its theories and models to the contemporary world, as well as on the appropriateness of economists’ toolkits. Held under scrutiny is the conception of economics as axiomatic science of rational choice, promoted by Lionel Robbins’ systematization in the early Thirties. According to its critics, the inadequacy of economics in the times of the global crisis may have to do exactly with the roads not taken after winning the competition with the alternative, and preceding approach of political economy.

    What happened to political economy is therefore a nontrivial question, for today’s practitioners in economics. The 15th Annual STOREP Conference will bring together historians of economic thought, economists and other social scientists to explore the tensions between political economy and economics in historical perspective, with an eye to present times. The conference will address the main lines of evolution of political economy, from its advent in the 18thcentury to its consolidation as field of study devoted to the analysis of the relationships between individuals and society, markets and the state, to, finally, its surrender in the Thirties, with the separation between economics and moral considerations, and the progressive diffusion of the formalist approach in economics.

    The historical perspective wherewith the Conference will look at such developments is necessary for two main reasons. First, the comparison between political economy and the approach of economics as we now understand it allows identifying the principal turning points in the evolution of the economic discipline and its mainstream (the advent of econometrics, the progress of economics imperialism, and others), but also in the plot of the evolving lively debate between various heterodox schools of thought. Second, this perspective helps appreciate the (changing) extent of variety intrinsic to both mainstream and heterodox economics in their developments until the last part of the 20thcentury.

    By attempting to discover what has been lost in the passing from political economy to economics, the Conference aims at retracing the origins of the current “political economy” (presumably or so) approaches in economics – from “political economics” to “international political economy”. But it has also the ambition to provide insights on the current state of economics, on its more and more fragmented nature, as well as on the revival of various dimensions of (and issues broadly related to) the “political economy” perspective in a series of (mainstream) research programs at the frontier.

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

    • The history of political economy
    • From political economy to economics: what has been lost?
    • Competing views on the definition and boundaries of economics
    • Turning points and roads not taken in the evolution of economic theory
    • Individuals, relationships, and the social system
    • Social structures, power, interests, and ideas
    • The economy as instituted process
    • Old and new political economy
    • Evolutionary and institutional perspectives
    • Economics in relation to other social sciences

    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.

    STOREP welcomes special sessions jointly organized with other scientific associations, and invites these latter to submit proposals.

    We are pleased to announce that distinguished colleague Professor Geoffrey Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire) will join the conference as keynote speaker.

    Professor Harro Maas (University of Lausanne) will deliver the second “Raffaelli lecture”.

    As in 2017, the 2018 STOREP conference will jointly organize initiatives and special sessions with the students and researchers of the international network “Rethinking Economics”.

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


    Proposals submission

    The deadline for abstract and session proposals is March 24, 2018. Notification of accepted and rejected abstracts and sessions will be sent by April 9, 2018.

    Abstract proposals (with keywords, JEL codes, and affiliation) must not exceed 400 words. Session proposals (general description of not more than 600 words) should include the abstract of the three scheduled papers.

    Proposals must be uploaded on this site (follow instructions by clicking on “Information. For authors” in the right column menu).

     

    Important dates

    May 25, 2018: Deadline for early registration (early fees).

    June 10, 2018: Deadline for late registration (late fee) and for submitting full papers.

    All participants, including young scholars who apply for the awards, must become STOREP members or renew their membership.

     

    All relevant information concerning registration fees, accommodation and programme will soon be published on this page of the association’s website, www.storep.org.

     

    Young Scholars STOREP Awards

    1) Scholarships for young scholars (under 40 years of age, non tenured). In order to be eligible, the applicant is required to submit a Curriculum Vitae and an extended abstract (2,000 words ca., both to be uploaded on the Submission website) on any topic relevant to the history of political economy, by March 24, 2018. The final version of the papers must be uploaded within May 15, 2018. Applicants will be informed about the result of the evaluation process no later than May 30, 2018. The authors of the papers selected will be awarded free STOREP Conference registration, including the social dinner and the association’s annual membership fee, as well as, if possible, a lump sum contribution to travel and staying expenses.

    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 segretario@storep.org no later than September 15, 2018.

     

    Organizing Committee

    Angela Ambrosino (Università di Torino), Anna Bottasso (Università di Genova), Stefano Bonabello (Università di Genova), Mario Cedrini (Università di Torino), Luca Gandullia (Università di Genova), Enrico Ivaldi (Università di Genova), Monica Penco (Università di Genova), Riccardo Soliani (Università di Genova)

    Scientific Committee

    Angela Ambrosino (Università di Torino), Mario Cedrini (Università di Torino), Amedeo Fossati (Università di Genova), Maria Cristina Marcuzzo (Università di Roma La Sapienza), Giovanni Battista Pittaluga (Università di Genova), Mariastella Rollandi (Università di Genova), Riccardo Soliani (Università di Genova)

  • STOREP 2017 - Investments, Finance, and Instability

    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, www.storep.org.

     

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    Registration fees:

    STOREP Members

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

    Others:

    • (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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    YOUNG SCHOLARS AWARDS

    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 segretario@storep.org no later than September 15, 2017.

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    ORGANIZING COMMITTE

    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)

    SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

    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

    and

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

  • STOREP 2016 - Engines of growth and paths of development in the minds of analysts, policy makers and human beings

    June 23, 2016 – June 25, 2016

    ABOUT THIS WEBSITE

    This is the 13th Annual STOREP Conference ("Engines of growth and paths of development in the minds of analysts, policy makers and human beings"; University of Catania, June 23-25, 2016) submission website.

    Participants are required to use this platform to submit their full papers (deadline: June 6th). To submit papers, first create an account by clicking on the appropriate voice in the above menu; then, start a submission for the STOREP 2016 conference.

    Participants must become STOREP members (or renew their membership) before submitting. To register, please follow instructions reported here below.

    All relevant information about the Conference (venue, accommodation, grants, social events) is available on the STOREP website, www.storep.org.

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    REGISTRATION

    All participants, including young scholars who apply for the awards, must be members of the Association (and renew their membership) or become members.

    Registration fees:

    STOREP Members

    • (early registration) by May 6th: 110€
    • after May 6th: 175€

    Others:

    • (early registration) by May 6th: 160€ (annual membership included)
    • after May 6th: 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).

    The cost of the Social Dinner is 50€ (for all categories; we require notice of the exact number of persons attending, and of the number of vegetarian meals required).

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

    To register, please follow this link.

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    YOUNG SCHOLARS AWARDS

    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. All authors of the papers selected will be awarded free STOREP Conference registration, including the social dinner and the association’s annual membership fee, while some will also receive a contribution to (partially) cover travel and accommodation expenses. All applications, with CV and the final version of the papers, should be sent to segretario@storep.org no later than May 15, 2016. Applicants will be informed about the result of the evaluation process no later than May 25, 2016.

    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 segretario@storep.org no later than September 15, 2016.

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    ORGANIZING COMMITTE

    Maurizio Caserta, Anna La Bruna, Simona Monteleone, Salvatore Spagano

    SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

    Maria Cristina Marcuzzo, Maurizio Caserta, Mario Cedrini, Claudia Sunna




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

www.storep.orgsegretario@storep.org

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