Call for Papers

The 13th Annual Green Economics Institute’s Conference

To be held on 16th 17th 18th June 2018: St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford

Advances in Economics Thinking

Breaking Bread Together: The Company,  The Corporation and Finance:  Reworking the legal basics for new trends in the economy.

 A 2 Tonnes of Carbon Economy: The beginning of civilisation or the End?

Companies,  Corporations and Corruption?

Mental health, Fear of Change and Resilience

Call for Papers and Conference Themes: Download latest version 20/04/2018 here 


Speakers & participants Wanted, Conference Proceedings, Books, Reports, Journal Papers

(All papers and speakers are currently  in discussion and sessions and in the process of confirmation : Please email for latest list of speakers- below is only an indication. The list is updated once a week at the moment but new speakers are arriving every day)

Over 40 speakers coming and we will make every effort to add everyone as the sessions evolve but below is merely to be used as an indication of subject and range of speakers but it does not include all the confirmed or invited speakers.

  Call for Papers Hosts and Partners
1 Breaking Bread Together


The company and the corporation, and finance:  reworking the basics for new trends in the economy.


Advances in Economics Thinking: Setting the scene:


Labour economics

Platform and network economics

Gig economy

Zero hours contracts


Hi tech economy


 The Future Bites Back

Concentration of wealth and power in economics


Solutions to today’s problems








Dr Monica Rossi (The International Labour Organisation, Italy)


Dr Lucille Schmid (Green Institute France and Green European Foundation Brussels and Luxembourg)

Dr Enrico Tezza


Sir Crispin Tickell (Environmental Change Institute, (University of Oxford)




Chit Chong









The new findings in Law and Economics and Philosophy.

The role of the law. Making change happen

Including the Project:

New Business Models, and globalised markets, Rethinking Public and Private Responsibilities

(This session is subject to modification as it is still being developed.)

Maria Fernanda Corporale

(Brazil and The Netherlands)


Dr. Federica Violi, Keynote speaker,

Assistant Professor in International Law,

Department of International and European Union Law, Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam



3 Companies, corporations and corruption Dr Enrico Tezza (Italy) International Labour Organisation

Dr Grimot Nane of South Bank University, London

4 A 2 tonnes of Carbon Lifestyle, economy and science


For COP24 Climate Change. Climate Science –The latest data


Actually achieving the Paris COP21 Ambition

Energy, transport and lifestyle


Exploring Clean Tech


Changing from a coal economy





Post coal economies










Miriam Kennet (UK)



Michelle Gale (USA and Brazil)


Dr Aaron Sternisky (Green Group Austria)



Ewa Suffin (Green Institute Poland)

And The Green European Foundation (Luxembourg and Brussels)


Benoit Montange (French Green Institute)



Professor Natalie West (India)


Prof. Zbigniew Kundzewicz (Poland)

IPCC report chapter author and recently published in English a Polish-Norwegian study on climate change and its impact on selected sectors in Poland. Agriculture is one of the sectors,  as well as water environment and wetlands (invited and being confirmed)




5 Mental Health


Psychiatry and psychology- are they now the key to survivability?

nudge, fear of change and sustainability. How do we become resilient?



Economics and its connections to  human health (mental and physical), economic democracy and practical philosophy

Dr Katherine Kennet (UK)








Dr Stephen Tziernik

6 Health and Well Being and E health Agneta Granstroem (Sweden and Sami)


Sally Phillips (UK)


7 Heterodox Economics

perspectives on Economics Reform

Dr Simon Moatt and Dr Arturo Herman

With the

Association of Heterodox Economists

8 The Challenges of:

Platform Economics, Bitcoin Networking, disruptive technologies, crypto currencies, the role of algorythms in today’s economy and social structures

















New types of networks in the economy

The Platform Economy

Hans Kare Flo Tekna (Norway)
9 Migration

regions and cities succeeding because of inward migration. Models, case studies, examples, eg The City of London, Brussels, The Thames Valley, Oxford City.  New narratives on migration


Saving Lives in the Mediterranean


Migrants Sans Papiers in Nigeria


Barbarians at the gate- the fall of the roman empire replayed?


Migration law

Councillor David Williams

With the Green European Foundation (Luxembourg and Brussels)



Dr Arzhang Pezhman UEA


Carlotta Weber Green European Foundation (Germany and Brussels)


Dr Meike Kox Migration Lawyer and Philosopher,  Erasmus Law School, Rotterdam Keynote Speaker


Dr Lavinia Tezza (Italy) Migration Lawyer

10 Creating a new paradigm in Economics and Philosophy


Changing culture, fashion and philosophy

Miriam Kennet

And Professor Maria Madi (Brazil)

Koryo Suzuki (Japan)


With the World Economics Association


Dr Nazrul Islam Shahjalal Ex Dean of University of Science and Technology,Bangladesh




11 Corporate social responsibility stake holder theory and strategic change and supply chains and corporate governance and the legal basis


Socially Responsible Investment

CSR for business lawyers

Miriam Kennet with specialist lawyers








Professor Maria Madi




12 Green Cities and the Green Built Environment

Zero Carbon Housing


Anjikwi Memshalbwaala, Action Aid  (Nigeria)

Pamela Harling (UK)

Dr Ehtisham Abassi- (Saudi Arabia and India)

Dr Mohamed Abdulrak (India)

13 10 Years of the Green Economics Institute Trust Marlyn Lee- Hughes (UK)


And the Green Economics Institute Trust

14 Ending the 6th ever mass extinction of species

2 tonnes economy- the end of civilisation or the beginning

Veganism – the end or the beginning?

Invited Experts
15 21st century economics

including Beyond Extinction Economics

Professor Maria Madi (Brazil)


Victor Anderson


John Rankin

16 The Future of Europe, its role and the economy
17 The role of The Green Economics Institute Areti Nanou (UK and South Africa)
19 Gender

women’s unequal pay and poverty

Me Too

Michelle Gale

With Gender Forum

20 Modern Slavery


The largest slave trade in history, 21st century supply chains, how to open our eyes to what is in plain site

21 Poverty and homelessness


Human rights law

Social and Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene


Michelle Gale (USA and UK and Brazil)
22 Food Farming and Farmers Rights


seeds, resilience, other species, farming, organics and the economy, farmers rights, Permaculture and Organic Agriculture- 100 years of organic agriculture


Agroecology advisor


Food Sustainability Index


The growth of green alternative protein



Rural Economies- India



Bibliometric/text-mining methods for the purpose of identifying heterodox approaches in agricultural economics, with particular respect to income taxation/environmental taxation imposed on farm households


Seeds and the scandal of farmers buying seeds and fertilisers which ruin their crops in  Ethiopia

Hosted by






Koryo Suzuki (Japan)

James Norman

James Hadfield

Richard Higgins

Preparing for our joint conference with Ecoland

Martin Koehring with the Economist Magazine


David Pedderson


Sangham Basnet (India)


Dr Konat Grzegorz (Poland)






24 Land grab and land use


Permanent Sovereignty of States over Natural Resources and the Practice of Land Grabbing: an European Union Perspective, in Fiamingo (ed.), Land, Water & Resources Rights

Reconfiguring territoriality in International Law


“Land Degradation and Tribal Livelihoods: A Study of Attappady.” Attappady is a tribal region in the State of Kerala in India.


Technical and Economic Feasibility Study of the Forest Block to prevent Global warming and climate change




Land use and urbanisation


Dr Federica Violi,   Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Law, Department of International and EurDr





Federica Violi Erasmus Law School



Dr A D Manikandan  (India)





Dr Alan Hanssen



Rose Bridger


Dr Ehtisham Abassi (India)

25 Indigenous perspectives Agneta Granstroem (Sweden and SAMI)
26 International Perspectives


Sustainability in Nepal





Dr Kesh Periyar (Nepal)





27 Labour economics


jobs, minimum wage, social security, zero hours contracts, slavery, supply chains, international trade, trade barriers, trading blocks, jobs, investment

Dr Enrico Tezza (Italy)

Monica Rossi (Italy)

28 Clean air, water and soils


Seas, plastics

Moving Beijing away from the pollution

Water scarcity in South Africa, depleted soils in Ethiopia


Plastics and toxicity  being missed by circular economy


29 Finance, investment and the digital economy


Growth models and  global investment trends

Global finance and banking

The role of central banks and treasury  policies

Disruptive innovations and the digital economy

Patterns of growth and climate change

Digital economy and climate challenges

Professor Maria Madi (Brazil)



30  Competition among countries for business


Global value chains

Global trade competition and innovation strategies

Labor-saving technologies

The new mercantilism

The fourth industrial revolution

Professor Maria Madi (Brazil)
31   Economics and democracy


    Realism in economic theories

Epistemological challenges in Economics

Capitalism, financial power and democracy

Global power shifts

Professor Maria Madi (Brazil)
31 Challenges to working conditions


The global labor marketplace: offshoring, outsourcing, crowdsourcing.

Unequal  income distribution and migration

Digital economy and technological unemployment

Policies to fix the problem of technological unemployment

Employment and income policies


Is Redistribution possible?

Professor Maria Madi (Brazil)


32 International Diplomacy in the 21st century

The platform economies, regional blocks, the rise of tyrannical populism,climate wars, water wars,  xenophobia, fake news, truth. Social Media- the new opiate of the masses?

33 Privatisation, private and public ownership

Who owns my data and my dna?

Platform economics –an opportunity or a disaster?




Hans Kare Flo








34 Education in Economics Professor Maria Madi


And the launch of

The GEI Academy

35 Future Generations and Long Termism

The future bites back

The challenge to the short term culture

Science: Spatial and temporal philosophy and the existential crisis

Chit Chong
36 Green Wall Sahara Project and Forests 10 years on

And The Global Sustainability Project Assessed


Green Wall Middle East Project 

Dr Chidi Magnus

Green Institute Nigeria


Professor Chucks

University of Reading

Invited speakers:

Dr Joseph Somevi Sustainability and Environmental Impact Assessments


Sir Crispen Tickell

Dr Yuvan via the Solar Project




The 2018 call for papers is now open.  These options are available for  submissions:

  1. A) a short paper of 1500-32000 words for the conference proceedings and our books
  2. B) a research paper of 3000 – 7000 words


We particularly favor and make space for non-standard writers and applicants

There is an additional Research Day on the 15th June 2018, (the Research Day is almost full  please email today if you want to take part)    and an additional  3 day Summer School with certification   20th 21st 22nd June 2018 just afterwards which are open to anyone who has booked for the main conference. There is still plenty of space at the main conference and the summer school.


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Conference Academic Journal

The International Journal of Green Economics Volume 12 issues 1-4 2018, And volume 13 issues 1 and 2 2019,, email:


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This is a provisional list of speakers, and may be updated as people confirm. Watch this space for more information