Young Economists Conference 2019

Wann

01.10.2019-02.10.2019
09:00 Uhr -19:00 Uhr (an beiden Tagen)

Wo

Technisch gewerbliche Abendschule, Hörsaal B 402
Plößlgasse 13
1040 Wien

Veranstalter:
The Chamber of Labour Vienna and the Society for Pluralism in Economics Vienna

Today’s social, financial, and economic challenges in capitalism call for responses by both policymakers and economists. The multitude of answers economists have to these most pressing questions reflects the plurality of economic theory, differences in the assessment of the present as well as the influence of political interests. Whether an economic theory becomes dominant in shaping society depends on who supports and promotes its ideas. Economic History and the History of Economic Thought are thus indispensable to understand the contest of paradigms.

The recent financial and systemic crisis emphasizes the need for a thorough discussion of the role of economic history for the profession; the impact of ideology and power in shaping economic theory; and empirical studies examining the past as well as preparing for future challenges.

The Chamber of Labour Vienna and the Society for Pluralism in Economics Vienna host the Eighth Young Economists Conference on October 1st and 2nd 2019, and invite in particular young researchers in the social sciences to attend. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of “Red Vienna”, the program includes a special session on experiences and lessons learned from the history of social policy and public infrastructure.

This year’s distinguished keynote speakers are: 

Elisabeth Allgoewer, Professor of Economics at the University of Hamburg and an expert on history of economics, will give her keynote lecture ‘Economists and economics: history matters’ on October 2nd.  

Heinz D. Kurz, Professor of Economics at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz and specializing in economic theory and history of economic thought, will give his keynote lecture ‘Seeking a histoire raisonnée: the role of political economy’ on October 1st. 

Keynote by Prof. Heinz D. Kurz on October 1st, 6.00 p.m.

 - Seeking a histoire raisonnée: the role of political economy

In Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (1942), Joseph A. Schumpeter credited Karl Marx with having been “the first economist of top rank to see and to teach systematically how economic theory may be turned into historical analysis and how the historical narrative may be turned into histoire raisonnée.” In his talk, Prof. Heinz D. Kurz exemplifies the concept under consideration in terms of a few examples, which all revolve inter alia around the following ideas: the non-intended consequences of human action and the endogenous self-transformation of socio-economic systems. The focus of attention is on the demise of feudalism, as seen by Adam Smith, the rise and fall of capitalism, as seen by Marx, and the rise of socialism, as seen by Schumpeter. Each of these authors used the political economy he had elaborated plus insights from other disciplines to argue his case. The question is whether and in which regard they succeeded and whether and in which regard they failed.

The workshop language is English. The conference is free of charge. An outstanding contribution will be awarded the Eduard März Prize.

Wann

01.10.2019-02.10.2019
09:00 Uhr -19:00 Uhr (an beiden Tagen)

Wo

Technisch gewerbliche Abendschule, Hörsaal B 402
Plößlgasse 13
1040 Wien

Veranstalter:
The Chamber of Labour Vienna and the Society for Pluralism in Economics Vienna

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Program

Tuesday, 1st October 2019

12:45 - 13:00 Conference Opening

Markus Marterbauer

13:00 - 13:25 Progressive Protectionism – An Oxymoron Or A Viable Strategy To Reduce Uneven Development In Europe?

Julia Eder, Klemens Kaps

13:25 - 13:50

Globalization - a Chance for Gender
Equality? An Analysis of Latin American Firms

Pia Heckl
13:50 - 14:15 Does economic globalization affect income inequality? A meta-analysis Philipp Heimberger
14:25 - 14:50 Lessons Learned from Public Job-Creation Schemes in Austria Gerald Gogola
14:50 - 15:15 To be (or not to be) a temporary agent at the time of technique's supremacy in Austria Annalisa Tassi
15:15 - 15:45 Break
15:45 - 16:10 Rationalities and their Limits - From “Red Vienna” to Behavioral Economics Alexander Linsbichler
16:10 - 16:35 Affordable housing for whom? The changing condition of equal housing opportunities in former Red Vienna.

Katharina Litschauer, Miachel Friesenecker

16:35 - 17:00

Crisis Resilience of Community Housing in First Republic `Red Vienna'

Dominik Loibner

17:00 - 17:25

Does transport infrastructure reduce or reinforce regional inequality? Evidence from the expansion of the railroad network in 19th century Austria-Hungary Alexander Reinold
17:25 - 18:00 Break
18:00 - 19:30 Keynote: Seeking a histoire raisonnée: the role of political economy

Heinz D. Kurz

19:30 - 21:30 Conference Dinner

Wednesday, 2th October 2019

10:00 - 10:25 Some remarks on the putative knowledge of textbook economics Lukas Bäuerle
10:25 - 10:50 The merits of diversity - Epistemological justi
cations of pluralism in economics
Claudius Gräbner,  Birte Strunk
10:50 - 11:15 Contributions to Ideology-Critique of Neoclassical Economics

Potjeh Stojanovic

11:30 - 11:55 The social relation to the environment and the diversity of capitalism: theoretical reflections and empirical explorations.

Louison Cahen-Fourot

11:55 - 12:20

A Historical Inquiry into the Hegemony of the Growth Paradigm

Raphael Kaufmann

12:20 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:10 A genesis of competition in economic thought Matthias Aistleitner
14:10 - 14:35 A critical analysis of the Secular Stagnation theory Stefano Di Bucchianico

14:35 - 15:00

 

Regional Development by Monopolistic Competition in Upper Austria: An Analysis of Economic, Social, and Political Factors Anna Hehenberger

15:00 - 15:25

 

Understanding business cycles - Kurt Singer’s concept of statistics as a synthesis of theoretical and empirical methodology Julia Lücke
15:25 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:30 Keynote: Economists and economics: history matters Elisabeth Allgoewer
17:30 - 17:45 Eduard März Award and final words Markus Marterbauer

On behalf of the organizing committee, 

Judith Derndorfer (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)
Franziska Disslbacher (Arbeiterkammer Wien)
Michael Ertl (Arbeiterkammer Wien)
Ruth Kreuz (Gesellschaft Plurale Ökonomik Wien)
Max Mayerhofer (Gesellschaft Plurale Ökonomik Wien)
Stephan Pühringer (Universität Linz)
Alyssa Schneebaum (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)
Matthias Schnetzer (Arbeiterkammer Wien)
Bernhard Schütz (Universität Linz)

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Deadline: Monday, 23 September 2019

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