Conference - Redefining economics: beyond neoclassical approach

2 February 2016

Economics in Poland shows a very strong neoclassical bias, both as a science and as a tool for shaping economic policy. The transition from the socialist to the market economy, experienced in Poland at the turn of the 80s and 90s, was designed and administered by strong proponents of the Washington Consensus. Economic theories that shaped Poland's economic transition are still very influential and leave little room for plurality, both in academia and in public discourse. Therefore, we have decided to organise a conference that would aim to support plurality in public and economic debates in Poland, and would serve as a forum for the exchange of alternative ideas.

This event is sponsored by a Young Scholar Event Grant of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). The conference is organized with the support of the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw and the College of Liberal Arts.


Postgraduate and postdoctoral students, researchers in economics or other social sciences using tools outside of the neoclassical approach are warmly invited to participation in the conference.

Please submit your abstracts in one of the areas/topics indicated below:
-The roots of the domination of neoclassical economics in academia and policy-making
-The critique of neoclassical theory
-Polish School of Economics (Kalecki, Lange, Brus, Kowalik, Łaski)
-Demand-side economics
-Money and credit in economy
-Public and private debt
-The role of the state in economy
-Evidence-based economics
-Sustainable development
-Economics and other social sciences

Please submit your abstracts via e-mail to: zUbT]egwa~i+%|c]#[^8SkIGT]EjS5qoK
The deadline for submission is March 31, 2016

For more information please visit the conference website.

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