Institute for New Economic Thinking–Young Scholars Initiative
The History of Economic Thought and the Philosophy of Economics working groups are organising a Young Scholars Workshop on the methods and approaches to the history of economics that have consolidated during the last two decades. The workshop will take place at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, on November 28, one day before the Conference of the Latin American Association for the History of Economic Thought (ALAHPE).
The goal of the workshop is to discuss the way in which these new approaches and methods have changed the discipline, as well as the training needed to implement them successfully. These new approaches are inspired by questions of—and rely heavily on methods drawn from—history, quantitative and qualitative sociology, philosophy, and scientometrics, to which historians of economics have usually had little exposure, before or even during their graduate studies. However, as the literature of the past two decades has shown, these approaches offer new and interesting research opportunities that shed light on the role of scientific communities in economics, the relationship between theory and policy, the development of economic and planning institutions, and other similar questions that broaden the scope and impact of the history of economics.
The workshop will be divided in two sessions. During the morning young scholars will briefly present their research interests, and present and discuss a set of key papers dealing with the theme of the workshop. The afternoon session will start with a panel in which senior scholars from the history of economics, sociology, history, and philosophy of science will discuss key methodological issues pertaining to their fields. A general discussion on the relevance of these issues and the challenges they pose will follow. At the end of the day we expect young scholars to have a broader view of the possibilities and challenges opened by these new interdisciplinary approaches.
In order to be eligible for travel stipends to attend the workshop and conference, young scholars should:
Be accepted to participate in the ALAHPE conference (see website for instructions to apply). Please make sure to indicate that you are a young scholar and that you are interested in participating in the INET YSI workshop when submitting your abstract.
Submit your abstract and a 400 word description of the sources and methodological approach used in the paper you submitted to the conference by filling the following form.
Young scholars who are not working directly on the history of economics but in neighboring areas like history, economic sociology, or philosophy of economics should instead send their abstract and a 400 word statement about their motivation for attending the workshop, explaining the relationship between their research and the theme of the workshop.
* The workshop is open for all interested parties to attend, but space is limited so please fill the following registration form.
The deadline for submitting the abstracts and short statements is June 30, and July 31 for sending an advanced draft of the paper to the ALAHPE scientific committee. Successful candidates will be contacted in September. We particularly encourage Latin American young scholars to apply, but the workshop is open to candidates from any region. A limited amount of travel stipends will be provided to successful candidates, depending on the region from which they travel to the conference.
For further information and inquiries, please contact:
Juan Acosta (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Erich Pinzón-Fuchs (email@example.com),
Camila Orozco-Espinel (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Melissa Vergara-Fernández (email@example.com