25th FMM-Conference 2021

: 25th FMM Conference: Macroeconomics of Socio-Ecological Transition

Veranstalter: Hans-Böckler-Stiftung
Ort: Steglitz, Best Western Hotel Steglitz
vom: 28.10.2021, 09:00 Uhr
bis: 30.10.2021, 20:00 Uhr

Social inequalities, climate change and environmental pollution question the sustainability of capitalist modes of pro-duction, consumption and policies. Macroeconomists of both orthodox and heterodox traditions have long focussed on economic growth as the central means to development of the global South, prosperity and solution to distributional conflicts. However, the externalities of economic growth should be taken into account, because they have an impact on welfare and its distribution – within and between countries, within and between generations. At our conference, we will discuss what macroeconomists can contribute to this debate and learn from other fields. How does global capital-ism shape the environment? What can macroeconomic policies do to facilitate a just transition towards a sustainable world economy? What are the feedbacks from distributional effects and ecological developments back to the macro economy? How to improve macroeconomic modelling by including socio-ecological dimensions?

The submission of papers in the following areas is particularly encouraged:

  • Conditions and effects of green growth vs. de-growth, capitalism without growth
  • Green New Deal - institutional constraints, public investment and taxation
  • Globalisation and impact of catching up of the global South
  • Macroeconomic modelling and empirics of socio-ecological transition
  • Green monetary policy, public investment and taxation
  • Labor market effects of socio-ecological transition

Submissions on the general subjects of the FMM, macroeconomics and macroeconomic policies, are encouraged as well. We particularly welcome submissions for graduate student sessions. Those who already presented a paper at a student session in previous FMM conferences should submit to the regular sessions to improve chances for newcomers. There will also be a day of introductory lectures for graduate students prior to the opening panel on 28 October. Hotel costs will be covered for graduate student presenters (max. four nights from 27-31 October). A limited number of travel stipends for graduate student presenters will be sponsored by INET’s Young Scholar Initiative (YSI) based on a motivation-for-funding statement. Details will be announced in decision letters by mid-August.

Call for Papers (pdf)

Sabine Nemitz

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