Discussion forum Welcome to the WEA conference
Economic Philosophy: Complexities in Economics
This conference is now closed
The conference was organised into sessions to stimulate interest and communication. We had an excellent collection of original papers, which we hope you will find interesting.
The conference ran from 2nd October until 7th December. On the 7th December we hosted a webinar in which participants engaged in further exchanges of ideas and commentary.
John Davis and Wade Hands
There is considerable interest in recent economics in the idea of complexity. There are also many different ideas about what complexity involves, making the subject of complexity itself a complex matter! Thus the plural form – complexities in economics – is purposefully chosen in order to accommodate the following issues in this inaugural conference on Economic Philosophy:
- the diversity of accounts and conceptions of complexity itself
- how the nature and content of economics is complex
- the complex history of economics
- different approaches to introducing complexity into economics
- the complex relation between the sociology of economics and its content
- the complexity of economic philosophy as an interdisciplinary subject
- the complex interplay between normative and descriptive pluralism
Guide for first time visitors
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Each WEA CONFERENCE begins with a pre-conference stage with the announcement of the call, registration and selection of papers, culminating in a Discussion Forum. The interactive format of Conferences provide an online forum for visitors and commentators. All participants will be able to send comments on specific papers, or to contribute to a general discussion on the conference theme.
Each WEA ONLINE CONFERENCE is hosted by Maria Alejandra Madi, Chair of the WEA CONFERENCES. She selects the conference themes and Leaders with the expertise in the topic, and facilitates the process of the conference organization as well as the follow-up activities. The initial format of the WEA CONFERENCES was developed by Grazia Ietto-Gillies, whose ideas have continued to guide the current WEA CONFERENCES organizing team.