Call for Papers
Economics for 13th Annual Green Economics Conference
To be held at The University of Oxford June 16th 17th 18th 2018
Solving the World’s Crises
Advances in Economics Thinking: The Power of Good
The Green Economics Institute is calling for papers on the following subjects with a view to producing:
a) Academic Proceedings at its University of Oxford Conference
b) A special issue of the Academic Journal International Journal of Green Economics in 2018
c) A special issue of its Members Magazine -The Green Economist
d) A Project to create a renaissance in useful economics around the world
e) Sessions at its annual Conference June 16th 17th 18th 2018
f ) A special new series of Economics Books to mark launch of its Progressive Economics Renaissance Project and new website launch.
Suggested Topics may include:
Future of Europe
The European Union as a structure for global governance
Regional economic policies in Europe
International trade agreements – Europe’s progressive role
Cooperation as an alternative to competition – Europe as a role model
Economic policies for cohesion – how to unite Europe in this spirit
European East West Dialogue
Europe and neighbouring regions (North Africa, Arabian countries)
Contrasting European to American economic policies – differences in economic styles and cultures
Europe’s role in a new drive in Developing Economics (focus on the causes of migration)
The European Union as master plan for politically structuring other parts of the world – how to make this happen
Analysis of austerity policies versus alternative concepts – a country by country case study
Long term strategies in economics
350 years of Enlightenment – reconnecting Economics to its foundation as a social science
Progressive economics – an alternative to mainstream (neo-liberal) economics
Pluralism in Economics – long term development and current issues
Critique of the conservative bias in economics – opening economics for new ideas
Globalisation versus internationalisation – a long term perspective for the international economy
Economics and Culture – missing values in economic theory and practice
Economics and Reality – deficiencies and required changes in economic methodology
Economics and Political Theory – What is fact and what is normative in economic theories
International economics and trade
Innovative trade agreements as an alternative to simplistic ‘deregulated and allegedly ‘free’’ trade
Trade theory – a critical assessment of the practical relevance of basic macro-economic models and concepts
Current developments in international trade – case studies on different parts of the world – Africa, South America, South-East Asia
The case of Brasil – The future of progressive economic policies
The case of Argentina – Options for innovative economic policies after the Kirchner era
Mercosur – Current developments with particular focus on establishing a political union
Refocus on international trade theories in the times of imbalances in trade
Progressive policies for the development of a trade focused development strategy for emerging countries
Political integration as a basis for economic advances or economic cooperation to enhance political cooperation
Strategies for growth-independent development – What is development?
Stabilisation of the economy independent of growth
Economic efficiency beyond standard competitive environments – new alternatives based on co-operation
Economics and ideology – Conservative bias in economics and lack of pluralism
Reality and Methodology – What methodological changes are required to make economics more realistic
Case studies on emerging countries and what strategies they employ
Current trends in developing economics – reclaiming an original progressive part of economics
Alternatives to western-style consumption models
Developing economics and neo-liberal doctrine – Empirical evidence from different parts of the world
Competition and co-operation – how to find the right balance
Competition and economic cultures
Competitive environments, their structure and impact on the nature of economic thinking
International competition as a given? – Economic policies to regulate international competition
Decoupling employment from growth
Innovative concepts of employment to change the structure of the modern economy
Minimum wage and related issues
Reduction in working time and time accounts
Employment policies versus labour market policies – how ill defined terms prejudice the economic narrative
Public sector economics
Innovative taxation regimes – case studies per specific tax (empirical focus from around the world)
Taxation and justice
Detailed essays on individual taxes and their development
External effects and public goods – Concepts for a well substantiated public sector
Commons and their role for a different economics
The Euro as a model for regional integration in different parts of the world
Speculation and financial markets – how to tame it and how to make the financial market work for society
Regulation of financial markets including banks – current issues
Hierarchy of markets – How to subordinate the financial markets to the real economy
All authors are welcome to email us to check that the paper’s and presentation subject will be suitable in advance –
Paper Presentation Format
Papers must be presented in the following manner or they will not be accepted.
Papers must be presented in Georgia 11 point with 22 point chapter or paper headings.
Heading in the chapter to be in 14 point bold.
Format must be .doc .docx or .odt. No other formats will be accepted. No Pdfs will be accepted.
No footnotes are allowed.
We will not accept any abstracts as a submission.
Papers must be between 2000 -10,000 words all with references in Harvard Style. in alphabetical author order.
We will not accept any papers where more than half the references are from the internet.
Please indicate which stream they are intended to be for:
Structure must be
Title of the Paper
Authors of the paper- with all authors contact emails and phone numbers (will not be displayed but must be provided in the text itself.)
The Institution of the Authors
Then a Biography section of each author -4 lines long.
Then a short abstract 5 lines long summarizing the paper
Then repeat the paper title and purpose
Introduction – aims of the paper
Body of the Paper
No photos must appear unless you have taken them yourself and no diagrams unless you have created them.
Any suspected plagiarisation will result in the immediate removal of the work without any recourse or refund.
All papers must be accompanied a completed signed copy of our Copyright Agreeement and Consent Form
containing consent to allow us hold your details form. If not received at the time the paper will not be processed.
All papers to be presented must be accompanied by a powerpoint presentation ( which must be submitted
2 working weeks before the conference), which has photos and is relevant to the same paper.
All presenters must be willing to chair at least one session at the conference.
All presenters must pay the conference registration fees at the time of submission or their papers will not be accepted. No refunds will be given under any circumstances for conference fees as we have to pay costs and we dont get any refunds for those costs.
Any one needing a visa support letter must give at least 2 months notice to our team in writing to ensure we have staff allocated time. No refunds will be given if a visa application fails. Each author is responsible for their own visa issues.
Submission of your papers
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