CFP for INEM Cape Town 2015

XII. Conference of the International Network for Economic Method

November 19-22, 2015 University of Cape Town, South Africa

Students please note: The Young Scholars Initiative will hold a pre-conference workshop on 18 November, at the main conference site. For further information please go to this link

The twelfth INEM conference will be hosted by the Research Unit in Behavioural Economics and Neuroeconomics (RUBEN) in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town.

Keynote speakers: George Ainslie, University of Cape Town & Veterans Affairs Medical Center Coatesville PA; Nancy Cartwright, Durham University; Glenn Harrison, Georgia State University; Edward Leamer, UCLA; Dori Posel, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Nat Wilcox, Chapman University

Panel Discussion, ‘Methodological Issues in Statistical Analysis for Policy Risk Assessment: Sponsored by the Center for Economic Analysis of Risk, Georgia State University. Participants: Nancy Cartwright, Glenn Harrison, Edward Leamer, Nat Wilcox.

Call for papers Proposals for contributed papers as well as symposia (of three papers each) are welcome in all areas of philosophy of economics and economic methodology, including ethical aspects of economics and the foundations of rational choice theory. Submissions that focus on methodological and philosophical issues related to poverty, inequality and development are particularly welcome. We especially encourage submissions from graduate students and members of underrepresented groups. Graduate students whose abstracts are accepted for inclusion in the programme will have travel and accommodation (in on-campus residences) expenses, other than airfare, covered by INEM.

Abstract submission Please submit an abstract (300-500 words) on the online abstract submission form at the following link: http://www.inem2015.co.za/. Be sure to indicate whether you are a graduate student. To facilitate efforts by accepted contributors to secure institutional funding, acceptances will be communicated on a rolling basis within one month of submission. However, no submissions will be considered after September 10, 2015.

Symposia proposal submission Please submit a description of a symposium (1,500-2,000 words) to Belinda.chapman@uct.ac.za . The description should contain both a clear explanation of the topic as well as three short (200-300 words) abstracts of the papers. Please prepare the description for anonymous review and submit it as an attachment (*.pdf). Please include the contact details of the symposium chair and all authors (name, affiliation, email address) in the email. The deadline for submissions is 30 June, 2015. Acceptance will be communicated by 31 July, 2015.

Traveling to Cape Town Cape Town is a long trip for most, but good airfare deals are available on various airlines if booked well in advance. Airlines serving SA from Europe include British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, KLM, Lufthansa, Emirates, Etihad, Turkish Airlines, Air France and South African Airways. Airlines serving SA from North America include Delta, Emirates, American Airlines / British Airways, South African Airways, and Air Canada / Lufthansa. Qantas, Air New Zealand, Korean Air and several Chinese and Japanese airlines fly to Johannesburg with connections to Cape Town.

Accommodations in Cape Town For suggestions and prices on hotels and B&Bs, go to www.inem2015.co.za. All suggested accommodation sites are in safe areas serviced by secure public transport in addition to taxi service, as is the scenic UCT campus on Table Mountain, where the conference will take place.

Organising committee Greg Fried, Andre Hofmeyr, Harold Kincaid, Don Ross, with assistance from Belinda Chapman

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