The submission of papers in the following areas is encouraged:
Pluralism and convergence in macroeconomics;
Developments in heterodox and orthodox approaches within the last 20 years;
Comparison or in-depth review of macroeconomic models;
Interdisciplinary approaches to macroeconomics;
Relationship between macroeconomics and macroeconomic policies;
Teaching pluralism in economics.
We particularly welcome submissions of papers for graduate student sessions. There will also be a day of introductory lectures for graduate students prior to the opening panel on 20 October.
While the Great Financial Crisis has left its mark almost everywhere in the world economy, its regions have taken different paths in the aftermath. Europe, in particular, still suffers a prolonged slump with mass unemployment and outright deflation posing a threat to political and social stability of the European Union. Is stagnation the new normal for Europe? Why did some parts of the world recover faster after the crisis, while others did not? Are their paths economically, ecologically and socially sustainable or do they only mask a general trend towards stagnation? The conference discussed theoretical and empirical aspects as well as policy options. It also dealt with the implications of these developments for the economics curriculum.
The summer school aimed at providing an introduction to Post-Keynesian economics and to the problems of European economic policies as well as presenting some ongoing research to interested graduate students (MA and PhD) and junior researchers. 45 students out of more than 150 applicants from around the world had the chance to come to Berlin for an intense week of discussions and knowledge exchange. The days consisted of overview lectures, a panel discussion, student study groups, a computer lab and academic papers. The summer school featured leading international researchers in the area, like Marc Lavoie (Canada), Tom Palley (USA), Eckhard Hein (Germany), Gennaro Zezza (Italy), Steve Fazzari (USA), Engelbert Stockhammer (UK), and Ozlem Onaran (UK).
The Network aims to be both a platform for discussions about economic theory as well as a forum for economic policy debates: Macroeconomic theory is seen as the basis for policies which aim at high employment, environmentally sustainable growth, price stability, reduced inequality, and the elimination of poverty. more...
Since its first workshop, held in 1997, the research network organises a yearly international conference, which takes place in late October. In 2008, the first international Summer School, directed at advanced students and young researchers, took place in Berlin. Starting from 2009, the Summer School shall be held every two years. more...