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2019 Annual ASEER (GSÖBW) Conference

Crossing Borders, Embracing Pluralism: Perspectives on Teaching Socio-Economics and Pluralism in Economics

Feb 21–22, 2019 Download .ics

University of Duisburg-Essen |

What is the relationship between pluralist economics and interdisciplinary socio-economics? How does pluralist academic teaching need to be structured in economics or business administration in order to be successful? What should interdisciplinary socio-economic study programs look like, and how should teacher training in the field be designed? What kinds of new study materials, textbooks, and teaching methods are required?

On 21 and 22 February 2019, the third annual conference of the Association for Socioeconomic Education and Research (ASEER) will be tackling these and other questions at the newly founded Institute for Socio-Economics (ifso) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The conference is supported by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

This annual ASEER conference comes at a good time: The ifso is committed to analyzing economic issues from an interdisciplinary and pluralist perspective at the intersection of economics and other social sciences. The ifso’s new Master’s program will likely start in the Fall term 2019/20. The ASEER conference therefore is a suitable occasion for meeting in Duisburg to discuss new ways of teaching socio-economics and economic pluralism.

There will be an organized program (in English) on 21 February as well as an open conference (in German and English) on 22 February (see the following page). On the first day, Ha-Joon Chang (University of Cambridge) will open the program with a keynote speech in the early afternoon. This will be followed by plenary sessions with Lucio Baccaro (Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne), Lisa Herzog (Professor for Political Philosophy and Theory, Munich), Jakob Kapeller (Chair of the Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy, Linz) and other speakers will follow.

Throughout the two days, initiatives and organizations from different countries that work in the field of pluralist economics, socio-economics and associated disciplines will be invited to present their work and their approach to teaching in a supporting program. Through this, the conference aims to provide opportunities for networking, developing new ideas and initiating new projects.

For young researchers and students, there will most likely be special grants.