How can the freedom and innovative potential of free markets be squared with the requirements of ecological sustainability, social justice & inclusiveness? That is the question that the Future Markets Consultation will investigate in the fall of 2020. As part of the consultation, an essay contest for students and young scholars will be organized. Deadline to submit an essay is 30 November 2020.
Launched recently, this journal aims to bring together economists, theologians and scholars in religious studies.
The Stigler Center is launching its fourth Political Economy of Finance conference and seeking papers on topics related to corporate social responsibility, the purpose of corporations, ESG objectives, and the interaction between politics and business. The deadline for submissions is July 19, 2020, at 11:59 pm Central time.
“The International Sociological Association magazine Global Dialogue organized with the International Karl Polanyi Society a symposium to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Polanyi’s magnum opus. Authors of path-breaking books about Polanyi’s life and work, such as Fred Block, Gareth Dale, and Margaret R. Somers, and other scholars cover a wide range of topics, from a reflection on the context which was of relevance for The Great Transformation to the analysis of socio-economic and political developments of the last decades through Polanyi’s perspectives.”
“Markets – or some of the features attributed to markets, such as choice, competition and price – started to be purposely introduced as means to solve pressing collective problems or concerns. Markets became instruments of policy in areas such as health care, public transport, education and environmental pollution. Such markets are the focus of a special issue of Economy & Society we co-edited, titled “Markets for Collective Concerns and their Failures”.”
“The new year brought with it a much-needed and much-anticipated new academic journal. It’s an intellectual pleasure to welcome an inaugural issue of Capitalism: A Journal of History & Economics, led by Marc Flandreau, Julia Ott, Francesca Trivellato and Carolyn Biltoft, and published by University of Pennsylvania Press.”
The Mini-Grants on Free Market Economics: Research & Teaching program of the Acton Institute continues for the upcoming 2020 academic year and the application is now live. This grant program is intended to enhance the effectiveness in the research and teaching of market economics for faculty at colleges, universities, and seminaries in the United States and Canada.
Using the University of Chicago—one of the last bastions of classical liberal economics—as a case study, Where Economics Went Wrong examines how both the MIT and Chicago variants of modern economics eschewed classical liberalism in their attempt to make economic policy analysis a science.
This book is a call to restore economics to its roots in moral and cultural knowledge, reminding us that human beings are more than consumers.