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


General macro-economics

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



Developing economics

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


Monetary 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.


Stream Theme

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




Further instructions

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

When your paper is ready please email us  with a copy to



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