ARCHIVE - European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET) Annual Conference (2014)



Liberalisms: Perspectives and Debates in the History of Economic Thought

Du 29 au 31 mai 2014, le Centre Walras-Pareto a accueilli la 18è Conférence Annuelle de la Société Européenne d'Histoire de la Pensée Économique (ESHET). Cet événement majeur a été l'occasion pour environ 260 participants de se rencontrer à Lausanne et de présenter leurs travaux à des chercheurs et doctorants venus du monde entier.

Avec plus de 70 sessions, 4 conférences plénières et 3 jours de débats, l'ESHET 2014 a été le théâtre de discussions autour du thème du libéralisme, mais aussi autour d'autres thèmes d'histoire de la pensée économique : Walras, Pareto, Sismondi, Smith, Ricardo, théorie monétaire, pensée pré-classique, rapports Europe-Chine, économistes est-européens, bioéconomie, capital humain, ordolibéralisme, économétrie, économie du bien-être, méthodologie, etc.

Appel à communications / Call for papers

The 18th Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET) will take place in Lausanne, 29-31 May 2014.

Proposals for papers of sessions on all aspects of the history of economic thought are welcome. An abstract of about 400 words for a paper and 600 words for a session should be submitted on this conference website (Submission & Registration), no later than January 13th, 2014.

Note that: a) already published papers are not eligible for submission; b) only one conference presentation is allowed per person (but more than one submission may be accepted, if involving co-authors who are also presenting); c) session proposals must conform with the normal conference-sessions format (3 papers, 90 min.) and must provide their own discussants.

Particularly welcome are proposals of papers and sessions that fall into the ESHET 2014 Conference theme:

Liberalisms: perspectives and debates in the history of economic thought

The assertion of liberal principles and values and the crystallization of economic discourse both took place in the 17th and 18th centuries century. This common origin crossed over the history of ideas and extended in intertwined relationships that translated into many semantic and theoretical evolutions. Despite those long debates and controversies, the ‘liberal’ label is still far from being a well-defined notion, in particular in economic thought. Its numerous denominations – 18th century ‘liberté du commerce’, classical liberalism, Paretian liberalism, Austrian liberalism, Kantian liberalism, Benthamite liberalism, neoliberalism, paternalistic liberalism, ordoliberalism, etc. – are an illustration of its polysemic nature.

The organizers invite proposals that focus on the debates that have crossed liberal thought, and the changes experienced by it.

Participants are also welcome to address additional transversal questions, such as:

  • How were liberal thought and economic policy articulated during different episodes in the history of economic thought?
  • How were economic phenomena (crises, income distribution, production) treated according to different streams of liberal thought?
  • What role was envisaged for cooperation in societies primarily coordinated by a market mechanism?
  • Has private property always been inextricably linked to liberal principles?
  • Is there a common set of institutions promoted across different liberal economic lines of thought?
  • Is there a best way to tell the story about the relationship between liberalism and methodological individualism? (Is the rational agent free to choose?)
Comité scientifique / Scientific committee

François ALLISSON (Centre Walras-Pareto, Université de Lausanne)
Roberto BARANZINI (Centre Walras-Pareto, Université de Lausanne)
Pascal BRIDEL (Centre Walras-Pareto, Université de Lausanne)
Biancamaria FONTANA (Centre Walras-Pareto, Université de Lausanne)
Steve MEDEMA (Department of Economics, University of Colorado)
Annalisa ROSSELLI (Facoltà di Economia, Università degli Studi di Roma)

Comité d'organisation / Organizing committee

François ALLISSON (Centre Walras-Pareto, Université de Lausanne)
Roberto BARANZINI (Centre Walras-Pareto, Université de Lausanne)
Michele BEE (Centre Walras-Pareto, Université de Lausanne)
Pascal BRIDEL (Centre Walras-Pareto, Université de Lausanne)
Nicolas BRISSET (Centre Walras-Pareto, Université de Lausanne)
Maxime DESMARAIS-TREMBLAY (Centre Walras-Pareto, Université de Lausanne)
Raphaël FÈVRE (Centre Walras-Pareto, Université de Lausanne)
Antoine MISSEMER (Centre Walras-Pareto, Université de Lausanne)
Thomas M. MÜLLER (Centre Walras-Pareto, Université de Lausanne)
Sophie SWATON (Centre Walras-Pareto, Université de Lausanne)

Livre des résumés / Book of abstracts

book-of-abstracts  (1330 Ko)


ProgESHET_26052014  (766 Ko)

Conférence plénière d'Alan Kirman / Alan Kirman's Keynote Conference
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