Aalborg University, 22nd - 24th April 2020
The conference theme for 2020, 5th Nordic Post Keynesian Conference is,
Economics at the edge II
- Please submit abstracts via the online portal on the Registration page before the end of 01 February 2020.
- A final confirmation will be sent to the most recent applicants after the submission deadline. This will be sent 02 February 2020 after 12:00 CET.
- All abstracts will be assessed during the first weeks of February, and all applicants will be notified once the process is completed.
- We currently, as of 22:00pm CET, have 19 PhD applicants. This means that all PhD applicants that have submitted thus far, if their abstracts are accepted, will be able to receive funding for the conference fees.
- We encourage all PhD and young scholar applicants to contact the YSI Keynesian Economics Working Group with regard to funding stipends towards travel and accommodation as far as it is required.
About the conference
As traditional economics in the past failed to predict the ‘The Great Recession’, various efforts have been made to revise the content of the modern macroeconomic mainstream. Notwithstanding these attempts, traditional theory is not yet able to provide adequate analysis of current economic problems nor to provide conclusive policy proposals.
To develop policy we need to explore further, and to use theories that are more realistic in their content than the conventional mainstream understanding. As such, Post-Keynesian theory might be a prime candidate to offer an alternative, being on the edge of traditional theory. The theme at the conference in 2020 should thus be seen as an extension of the theme of the 2017 conference.
An urgent need remains to conduct further research within the tradition of the Stock-Flow Consistent (SFC) modelling, and to advocate the advantages of a focus on pluralism and problem-based learning when teaching economics.
The conference in Aalborg in 2020 provides this focus on theoretical alternatives and new ideas for economic policy, SFC and other new approaches to modelling, pluralism in economics teaching and other methodological issues – where we fully intend to explore them right up to the cutting edge.