Conference - Recent Shifts in the Boundaries of Economics: Philosophy and History

Published on May 2022, 24th


Paris, May 30, 31 and June, 1, 2022.


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Conference programme here.


Call for Papers

Version française ici.


Over the past four decades, the literature in philosophy and history of economics has sparked a growing interest in the changing boundaries between economics and other disciplines.

Political economy emerged at the end of the 18th century as an autonomous scientific discipline; as other contemporary emerging fields, political economy built its field by drawing clear boundaries with other disciplines, such as demography, political arithmetic, morals, political philosophy, etc. Over the following centuries, these boundaries evolved, notably (1) in response to the emergence of other disciplines in the social sciences - in particular sociology; (2) to adapt the rhetoric of economics to the emergence of new institutional norms regulating the intellectual and academic professions; and (3) as a result of the development of new formal methods, new data constructs, and new data processing techniques.

The purpose of this conference is to invite scholars in economics, history of economics, and philosophy of economics to broaden the scope of research that has developed over the last four decades on the boundaries of economics.

Four main areas of research will be emphasized.

Important contributions have focused on methods and instruments, including quantitative methods, mathematics, modeling and experimental protocols. This conference will offer new perspectives on this first theme, with a particular focus on the changes in methods and instruments that occurred after the 1980s.

Another stream of research has investigated the theme of the changing boundaries of economics in terms of “imperialism” or “interdisciplinarity”. From this perspective, the boundaries of economics establish interfaces of exchanges (of research objects, methods, data, etc.) taking place across different disciplines. Several examples have already been documented, such as the relationship between economics and psychology, economics and law, economics and sociology, economics and biology, economics and physics. The conference will host original case studies illustrating other “exchanges” occurring at the frontiers of economics: between economics and geography, economics and history, economics and management, economics and sustainability sciences, economics and cybernetics…

The boundaries of economics have also been transformed by the implementation of public policies and their evaluation using new quantitative or formal methods - as illustrated by the example of randomized field experiments, imported from medicine. Whether or not these recommendations are followed by practical implementation, they play a central role in the cross-evaluation of the relationships between various disciplines, state intervention and the mechanisms of interaction between the public and academic spheres. The conference will include contributions on case studies of these new interfaces between politics and academia.

Finally, we shall welcome contributions that explore the changing internal boundaries of the economic domain, delineating the contours of its various sub-disciplines. This new field of research has recently been approached through the history of the classification and categorization of fields of research in economics, which have highlighted the emergence of new subfields, based on the implementation of new methods (such as experimental economics), on interest in new objects (such as gender economics) or on the implementation of new practices (for example, forensic economics). The study of these new subfields has the particularity - and interest - of directing the gaze towards smaller units of analysis, thus offering new historiographic approaches to this field of research.


A few dates

The conference will be held in Paris on January 4, 5 and 6, 2022.

Abstracts (from 600 to 800 words) should be sent before June 15, 2021 to Annie.Cot@univ-paris1.fr or Dorian.Jullien@univ-paris1.fr

The Scientific Council's answers will be notified on July 12, 2021

Contributions to the conference should be sent before December 1, 2021


Scientific Council

François Allisson (Université de Lausanne); Roger Backhouse (University of Birmingham); Antoinette Baujard (University Jean Monnet, Lyon Saint-Etienne); Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche (University of Cambridge); Béatrice Cherrier (Center for Research in Economics and Statistics); François Claveau (Université de Sherbrooke); Annie L. Cot (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne); Muriel Dal-Pont Legrand (Université Côte d'Azur, Nice); John Davis (Marquette University); Judith Favereau (Université Lumière Lyon 2); Jérôme Gautié (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne); Wade Hands (University of Puget Sound); Catherine Herfeld (University of Zurich); Jérôme Lallement (Université de Paris); Catherine Larrère (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne); Jean-Sébastien Lenfant (Université de Lille); Harro Maas (Université de Lausanne); Eric Monnet (Paris School of Economics).


CES

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on March 2022, 30th


Date : April 7th at 6pm

Venue : Videoconference and in person at the Maison des Sciences Économiques, 6th floor

To receive the zoom link, please send an email to: Annie.Cot@univ-paris1 or Dorian.Jullien@univ-paris1.fr

Nicolas BRISSET et Raphaël FEVRE (GREDEG, Université Côte d’Azur)

“Pour une histoire de l’expertise et de la théorie économique sous le régime de Vichy”

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on March 2022, 24th


Date : Marsh, 24th at 6pm

Venue : Videoconference and in person at the Maison des Sciences Économiques, 6th floor

To receive the zoom link, please send an email to: Annie.Cot@univ-paris1 or Dorian.Jullien@univ-paris1.fr

Judith FAVEREAU (Triangle, Université Lumière Lyon-2 ; TIN), Université d’Helsinki)

“Le hasard et la preuve”

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on March 2022, 17th


Date : April 7th at 6pm

Venue : Videoconference and in person at the Maison des Sciences Économiques, 6th floor

To receive the zoom link, please send an email to: Annie.Cot@univ-paris1 or Dorian.Jullien@univ-paris1.fr

Sina BADIEI (Centre Walras-Pareto et Collège international de philosophie)

“L’économie normative poppérienne et ses ennemis : Karl Marx, Ludwig von Mises et Milton Friedman”

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on February 2022, 28th


Date : Marsh 3 at 6pm

Venue : Videoconference and in person at the Maison des Sciences Économiques, 6th floor

To receive the zoom link, please send an email to: Annie.Cot@univ-paris1 or Dorian.Jullien@univ-paris1.fr

Francis BISMANS (BETA, Nancy-Strasbourg; COEF, Nelson Mandela University, Afrique du Sud)

“Comment les mathématiques se sont installées dans l’analyse économique?”

About his recently published book co-authored with Maria do Rosário Grossihno, * Mathématiques et Economie. Une approche historique.*.

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on January 2022, 18th


Date : January 27 at 6pm

Venue : Videoconference and in person at the Maison des Sciences Économiques, 6th floor

Zoom Link

Eric Monnet (PSE, EHESS)

“Les banques centrales, la monnaie et la démocratie”

The presentation will be moderated by Benjamin Lemoine (CNRS, IRISSO)

The discussion will be built on their two respective books : La Banque Providence. Démocratiser les banques centrales of Eric Monnet and La démocratie disciplinée par la dette of Benjamin Lemoine.

Conference Postponed - Recent Shifts in the Boundaries of Economics: Philosophy and History

Published on December 2021, 18th


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We deeply regret to announce you that our conference “Recent Shifts in the Boundaries of Economics: Philosophy and History,” initially scheduled for 4-6 January 2022, has to postponed to a further date (May 30th - June 1st 2022).

Unfortunately, the dynamics of the epidemics in France resulted, in the past days, in new health-safety regulations applying to all scientific events hosted in French universities. These new constraints (enforced at least until the end of January) have made impossible for our conference to take place in acceptable conditions. Notably, it would be impossible to have lunch and coffee breaks on site.

Taking into account the current epidemiological forecasts, the organizing committee has hence decided to postpone the conference to next Spring.

The conference will take place on Monday, May 30th, Tuesday May 31st , and Wednesday, June 1st 2022. The conference will begin on Monday at 10.30 a.m. with a session in honor of Hubert Brochier, who, as a professor at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, was the first to introduce research into the epistemology and philosophy of economics into the French university.

The conference will still be held in the “hybrid” format, that is, simultaneously, in person in Paris (Maison des Sciences économiques) and online (Zoom) for those who would be unable to attend in person.

We are very sorry about the inconvenience that this postponement would cause to most of you. We sincerely hope that you will all be able to join us in May, either in person or virtually. If you wish, however, to withdraw your paper and participation from the conference, please let us know as soon as possible (by writing to Annie.Cot@univ-paris1.fr and to Dorian.Jullien@univ-paris1.fr).

We will try to keep thematic parallel sessions and the conference schedule the same as the one announced in the preliminary version of the programme (that we circulated a couple of weeks ago). We will be in touch with all of you, in due course, about the conference programme. Concerning the submission of full papers, the deadline for submission is moved to April 15th 2022.

We look forward to seeing you in May.


CES

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on December 2021, 15th


Date : December 16 at 6pm

Venue : Videoconference and in person at the Maison des Sciences Économiques, 6th floor

Zoom Link

David TEIRA (UFR de Philosophie, Sorbonne Université)

“Randomization and balance in economic experiments: an epistemological approach”

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on November 2021, 19th


Date : 25 novembre à 18h

Venue : Videoconference and in person at the Maison des Sciences Économiques, salle du 6e étage

Lien Zoom

Magdalena MALECKA (Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies)

“On the cyborg origins of behavioural economics and its prominence in policymaking. Lessons from feminist philosophy of science, STS & Cold War history of behavioural science”

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on November 2021, 19th


Date : 2 décembre à 18h

Venue : Videoconference and in person at the Maison des Sciences Économiques, salle du 6e étage

Lien Zoom

Philippe Aghion (Collège de France, London School of Economics)

#### « La destruction créatrice de Schumpeter est-elle devenue ‘mainstream’ ? »

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on October 2021, 29th


Date : 4 novembre à 18h

Venue : Videoconference and in person at the Maison des Sciences Économiques, salle du 6e étage

Lien Zoom

Elodie Bertrand and Philippe STEINER (ISJPS, Université Paris 1 ; GEMASS, IUF et Université Paris Sorbonne)

« L’extension contemporaine des marchés en question »

about the book Les limites du marché. La marchandisation de la nature et du corps sous la direction de Elodie Bertrand, Marie-Xavière Catto, Dorothy Mornington.

HDR of Dorian Jullien

Published on October 2021, 18th


Congratulations to Dorian Jullien who has successfully defended his Habilitation to Lead Research the 7th of September 2021 at the Maison des Sciences Economiques, Paris.

You can find Dorian’s synthesis of research here.

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on May 2021, 26th


Date : June 3, 2021 at 6 pm

Venue : Maison des Sciences Économiques, room on the 6th floor

Zoom Link

Thierry MARTIN and Marc DESCHAMPS (Logiques de l’agir et CRESE, Université de Franche-Comté) will give a talk:

« Cournot, économie et philosophie »

about their book*, published under the same title last December at Editions Matériologiques.

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on April 2021, 9th


Date : April 15, 2021 at 6 pm

Lien Zoom

Tiago Mata (Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London) will give a talk:

« Writing about New Left Economics: absences, silences and the imaginary - a historiographical critique »

Conference - Recent Shifts in the Boundaries of Economics: Philosophy and History

Published on March 2021, 31st


Paris, January 4, 5 and 6, 2022.


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Call for Papers

Version française ici.


Over the past four decades, the literature in philosophy and history of economics has sparked a growing interest in the changing boundaries between economics and other disciplines.

Political economy emerged at the end of the 18th century as an autonomous scientific discipline; as other contemporary emerging fields, political economy built its field by drawing clear boundaries with other disciplines, such as demography, political arithmetic, morals, political philosophy, etc. Over the following centuries, these boundaries evolved, notably (1) in response to the emergence of other disciplines in the social sciences - in particular sociology; (2) to adapt the rhetoric of economics to the emergence of new institutional norms regulating the intellectual and academic professions; and (3) as a result of the development of new formal methods, new data constructs, and new data processing techniques.

The purpose of this conference is to invite scholars in economics, history of economics, and philosophy of economics to broaden the scope of research that has developed over the last four decades on the boundaries of economics.

Four main areas of research will be emphasized.

Important contributions have focused on methods and instruments, including quantitative methods, mathematics, modeling and experimental protocols. This conference will offer new perspectives on this first theme, with a particular focus on the changes in methods and instruments that occurred after the 1980s.

Another stream of research has investigated the theme of the changing boundaries of economics in terms of “imperialism” or “interdisciplinarity”. From this perspective, the boundaries of economics establish interfaces of exchanges (of research objects, methods, data, etc.) taking place across different disciplines. Several examples have already been documented, such as the relationship between economics and psychology, economics and law, economics and sociology, economics and biology, economics and physics. The conference will host original case studies illustrating other “exchanges” occurring at the frontiers of economics: between economics and geography, economics and history, economics and management, economics and sustainability sciences, economics and cybernetics…

The boundaries of economics have also been transformed by the implementation of public policies and their evaluation using new quantitative or formal methods - as illustrated by the example of randomized field experiments, imported from medicine. Whether or not these recommendations are followed by practical implementation, they play a central role in the cross-evaluation of the relationships between various disciplines, state intervention and the mechanisms of interaction between the public and academic spheres. The conference will include contributions on case studies of these new interfaces between politics and academia.

Finally, we shall welcome contributions that explore the changing internal boundaries of the economic domain, delineating the contours of its various sub-disciplines. This new field of research has recently been approached through the history of the classification and categorization of fields of research in economics, which have highlighted the emergence of new subfields, based on the implementation of new methods (such as experimental economics), on interest in new objects (such as gender economics) or on the implementation of new practices (for example, forensic economics). The study of these new subfields has the particularity - and interest - of directing the gaze towards smaller units of analysis, thus offering new historiographic approaches to this field of research.


A few dates

The conference will be held in Paris on January 4, 5 and 6, 2022.

Abstracts (from 600 to 800 words) should be sent before June 15, 2021 to Annie.Cot@univ-paris1.fr or Dorian.Jullien@univ-paris1.fr

The Scientific Council's answers will be notified on July 12, 2021

Contributions to the conference should be sent before December 1, 2021


Scientific Council

François Allisson (Université de Lausanne); Roger Backhouse (University of Birmingham); Antoinette Baujard (University Jean Monnet, Lyon Saint-Etienne); Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche (University of Cambridge); Béatrice Cherrier (Center for Research in Economics and Statistics); François Claveau (Université de Sherbrooke); Annie L. Cot (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne); Muriel Dal-Pont Legrand (Université Côte d'Azur, Nice); John Davis (Marquette University); Judith Favereau (Université Lumière Lyon 2); Jérôme Gautié (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne); Wade Hands (University of Puget Sound); Catherine Herfeld (University of Zurich); Jérôme Lallement (Université de Paris); Catherine Larrère (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne); Jean-Sébastien Lenfant (Université de Lille); Harro Maas (Université de Lausanne); Eric Monnet (Paris School of Economics).


CES

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on March 2021, 16th


Date : March 18, 2021 at 6 pm

Lien Zoom

Christophe Salvat (Centre Gilles Gaston Granger, Université Aix-Marseille) will give a talk:

« Utilitarisme et évaluation du bien-être »

about his book published at Editions de la Découverte in 2020, L’utilitarisme.

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on December 2020, 3rd


Date : December 3, 2020 at 6 pm

Amanar Akhabbar (ESSCA Paris) will give a talk:

« ‘L’économie est-elle une science empirique?’ L’épistémologie économique de Wassily Leontief »

about his book published at ENS Editions in 2019, Wassily Leontief et la science économique.

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on November 2020, 19th


Date : November 19, 2020 at 6 pm

Marianne Johnson (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh) will give a talk:

« Elinor Ostrom on Working Together (and Apart) »

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on November 2020, 12th


Date : November 12, 2020 at 6 pm

Olivier Martin (Centre de Recherche sur les Liens Sociaux, Université de Paris) will give a talk:

« Les statistiques et au-delà : une sociologie de tous les chiffres est-elle possible ? »

about his book published at Armand Colin in 2020, L’empire des chiffres.

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on March 2020, 5th


Date : March 5, 2020 at 6 pm

Michel S. Zouboulakis (Université de Thessalie) will give a talk:

« Les rationalités économiques »

about his book published at Routledge, The Varieties of Economic Rationality: From Adam Smith to Contemporary Behavioural and Evolutionary Economics.

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on February 2020, 27th


Date : February 27, 2020 at 6 pm

Raphaël FEVRE (Université de Lausanne) will give a talk:

« L’ordolibéralisme : une économie politique du pouvoir »

about his book published at ENS Editions in 2019, Walter Eucken, entre économie et politique, co-authored with Patricia Commun.

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on January 2020, 29th


Date : 30 january 2020 at 18:00

Venue : Maison des Sciences Économiques, room on the 6th floor

Marco Guidi (Université de Pise) will give a talk:

« Pour une histoire institutionnelle de la science économique »

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on November 2019, 26th


Date : 28 November 2019 at 18:00

Venue : Maison des Sciences Économiques, room on the 6th floor

Pierre Dockès (TRIANGLE - Université Lyon II) will give a talk:

« Can the capitalism survive? Eschatological come back or systemic breakdown? »

about his recent book : Le capitalisme et ses rythmes (Garnier, 2019)

Save the date : Tuesday 10 December 2019 (exceptionnaly) at 18:00

Uskali Mäki will give a talk.

12 December 2019 at 18:00

Robert Boyer will give a talk.

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on November 2019, 7th


Date : 14 November 2019 at 18:00

Venue : Maison des Sciences Économiques, room on the 6th floor

**Andrej SVORENČIK ** (University of Mannheim) will give a talk:

Driving Forces Behind the Rise of Experimental Economics

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on October 2019, 4th


Date : 17 october 2019 at 18:00

Venue : Maison des Sciences Économiques, room on the 6th floor

Jacques MISTRAL (IFRI, Brookings Institution) will give a talk:

Analyse économique et philosophie politique, histoires entrecroisées (Economic analysis and political philosophy, cross histories)

Following his last book : “Science de la richesse” (Science of Wealth)




Save the date : 14 november 2019 at 18:00

Andrej Svorenčík will give a talk

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on September 2019, 24th


Date : 26 september 2019 at 18:00

Venue : Maison des Sciences Économiques, room on the 6th floor

Nicolas JACQUEMET (Centre d’économie de la Sorbonne, PSE) will talk about is last book on the methodology of experimental economics

Experimental economics: method and applications




Save the date : 17 october 2019 at 18:00

Jacques Mistral will give a talk:

on his last book “Science de la richesse” (Science of Wealth)




Save the date : 14 november 2019 at 18:00

Andrej Svorenčík will give a talk

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on April 2019, 3rd


  • Date : 18 avril 2019 at 18:00

  • Lieu : Maison des Sciences Économiques, room on the 6th floor

Franck Varenne (IHPST, Université de Rouen) will talk about (in French):

Une épistémologie des modèles

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on March 2019, 17th


  • Date : 28 March 2019 at 18:00

  • Lieu : Maison des Sciences Économiques, room on the 6th floor

Bernard Waliser (EHESS, PSE) will talk about (in French):

Les principes du raisonnement analogique. Une application aux analogies entre biologie et économie

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on March 2019, 5th


  • Date : 14 March 2019 at 18:00
  • Lieu : Maison des Sciences Économiques, room on the 6th floor

Eric Monnet (Banque de France, PSE) will talk about (in French):

Expérience et causalité en histoire économique. Quels rapports à la théorie et à la temporalité ?




Save the date : 21 march 2018 at 18:00

Nicolas Jacquemet will give the talk.

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on February 2019, 12th


  • Date : 14 Février 2019 à 18:00
  • Lieu : Maison des Sciences Économiques, salle 6

Marcel Boumans (Université d’Utrecht) will talk about :

Vision and Visualisation in Economics

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on January 2019, 22nd


  • Date : 31 January 2019 at 18:00
  • Venue : Maison des Sciences Économiques, 6th floor

François Allisson will talk about:

“Le chat et la souris”: Ecrire l’économie en Russie impériale: Sieber et la censure russe (1869-1888)

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on January 2019, 9th


  • Date : 17 January 2019 at 18:00
  • Venue : Maison des Sciences Économiques, 6th floor

Stephen J. Meardon will talk about:

“Reading Henry George’s Protection or Free Trade in the Age of Trump”

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on November 2018, 27th


  • Date : 13 Decembre 2018 à 18:00
  • Venue : Maison des Sciences Économiques, salle S17

Manon GARCIA (Harper-Schmidt Fellow, Collegiate Assistant Professor, University of Chicago) will talk about:

Qu’est ce que l’épistémologie féministe?

NEXT CERCLE D'EPISTEMOLOGIE ECONOMIQUE

Published on November 2018, 15th


Date : 22 novembre 2018 à 18:00

Venue : Maison des Sciences Économiques, salle S17

Philippe MONGIN (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, HEC) will talk about:

Rethinking “nudges”




Save the date : 13 december 2018 à 18:00

Manon GARCIA will give a talk:

“What is a feminist epistemology?”, about her recent book (in French) On ne naît pas soumise, on le devient (Climats, 2018)