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(2nd Grenoble Post-Keynesian & Institutionalist Conference)

December 7, 8 and 9, 2017


Centre de Recherche en Économie de Grenoble (CREG),
Grenoble Faculty of Economics, University Grenoble Alpes,
The Review of Keynesian Economics (ROKE) and
Association pour le Développement des Etudes Keynésiennes (ADEK)


The purpose of this conference is to question the limits of capitalist economies to provide society with sustainable and viable economic growth, as well as durable human development. In line with the 1st Conference in December 2015, the aim of this 2nd Conference is to contribute to the understanding of the working of market-based capitalist and capitalist-like economies through the rise of new forms of accumulation, regulation, socialization and the collective management of instabilities.

This multidisciplinary conference aims at bringing together approaches rooted in the historical tradition of the critical analysis of capitalism, which in turns rests on two important arguments: 1) capitalist societies are continuously changing; and 2) they are unstable social structures that rely on specific institutional frameworks (including markets and state) whose collective design heavily determines the path of change.

Through time, capitalism has displayed different paths of evolution, at times highly unstable, reflecting its dynamic nature, which is related to complex economic, political and social linkages. For instance, the economic and financial crisis of 2007, the causes of which are varied and complex, was preceded by a period of growth that has been labeled the Great Moderation, which convinced scholars and decision-makers that their economic objectives would be reached in the not-so-distant future. The crisis, however, 2 largely invalidated those “great expectations”. As a result, growth in most countries (advanced as well as emerging economies) has slowed down considerably, and some may be entrenched in what economists have called ‘secular stagnation.’

It has become clear that after several decades of implementing market-friendly neoliberal policies around the world, the 2007 crisis represents a considerable challenge to mainstream economic theories and policies with respect to a number of fundamental economic issues, such as durable development, financial stability, sustainable growth, and poverty reduction. This calls for alternative economic approaches better able to point to new economic and social policies. Yet, building such policies requires a profound reflection on the existing theories and models, and a rethinking of the most basic concepts: markets, money, the role of the State, the regulatory framework, among many others.

While Post-Keynesian and Institutionalist in nature, this conference seeks to encourage an open exchange and dialogue among different paradigms both within economics (such as evolutionary, regulationist, institutionalist, Marxist, Kaleckian, social, feminist, and humanistic economics) and within the social sciences at large, such as anthropology, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.

We welcome submissions from all critical traditions. The working languages of the conference will be English and French.

Presentations may cover (but not limited to):

  • Alternative fiscal and monetary policies
  • Capitalist accumulation and growth regimes
  • Developmentalist approaches in the 21st century
  • Ecological economics, sustainable development (degrowth)
  • Evolutionary analysis of the socio-economic dynamics of capitalism
  • Financial development, financial instability, financial regulation
  • Financialisation/Definancialisation
  • Global finance and rising inequality
  • Goodbye financial repression hello financial crisis: Where do we stand?
  • Growth, development and emerging economies
  • Industrialisation/Deindustrialisation
  • Innovation and growth
  • Institutionalism, Neo-institutionalism, and markets
  • Institutions and macroprudential financial framework
  • International monetary and financial system reforms
  • Neoliberalism and economic growth
  • New paradigms in macroeconomics
  • Post-Keynesian answers to post-crisis unemployment
  • Regional versus worldwide growth and development strategies
  • Sociology of money and endogeneity of money
  • Stability in a low-growth, low-interest rate era
  • The nature of money: evolutionary vs revolutionary views


  • Gerald Epstein (Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute-PERI)
  • John King (Professor, La Trobe University, and Honorary Professor, Federation University Australia)


Gaëlle Despierre (CREG, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France), Adrien Faudot (CREG, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France), Virginie Monvoisin, (Grenoble School of Management, France), Jean-François Ponsot (CREG, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France), Louis-Philippe Rochon (Laurentian University, Canada), Faruk Ülgen (CREG, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France), Guillaume Vallet (CREG, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France)


Riccardo Bellofiore (Professor, University of Bergamo, Italy) Hakim Ben Hammouda (former Economy Minister, Tunisia) Christopher Brown (Professor, Arkansas State University, United States) Hasan Cömert (Associate Professor, METU-Ankara, Turkey) Eugenia Correa (Professor, UNAM, Mexico) Fernando Cardim de Carvalho (Emeritus Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Laurent Cordonnier (Associate Professor, University of Lille, France) Gary Dymski (Professor, University of Leeds, United Kingdom) Guiseppe Fontana (Full Professor, Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom) Claude Gnos (Associate Professor, University of Burgundy, France) Antoine Godin (Associate Professor, Kingston University, United Kingdom) Arne Heise (Professor, University of Hamburg, Germany) Jesper Jespersen (Associate Professor, RUC Roskilde University, Denmark) Dany Lang (Associate Professor, University of Paris 13, France) Marc Lavoie (Senior Research Chair, University of Paris 13, France) Edwin Le Héron (Associate Professor, Sciences Po Bordeaux, France) Chester Lynn (Associate Professor, University of Sydney, Australia) Robert McMaster (Full Professor, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom) Vinko Mustra (Assistant Professor, University of Split, Croatia) André Orléan (Director of Research, ENS Paris, France) Steve Pressman (Full Professor, Colorado State University, United States) Sergio Rossi (Full Professor, University of Fribourg, Switzerland) Malcolm Sawyer (Emeritus Professor, Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom) Mario Seccareccia (Full Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada) Jean-Michel Servet (Emeritus Professor, Graduate Institute-Geneva, Switzerland) Engelbert Stockhammer (Director of Research, Kingston University, United Kingdom) Pavlina Tcherneva (Associate Professor, Bard College, United States) Eric Tymoigne (Associate Professor, Lewis and Clark College, United States) Matias Vernengo (Full Professor, Bucknell University, United States) Charles Whalen (US Congressional Budget Office, United States)


  • May 31, 2017: Abstract submission deadline (less than 200 words, up to 5 keywords and JEL Codes)
  • September 30, 2017: Notification of acceptance; registration opens
  • October 31, 2017: Early registration deadline
  • November 30, 2017: Late registration and full paper submission deadline (for authors to be included in the scientific program)


Proposals may be sent in English or French.


The conference fees (including registration, coffee breaks and 2 lunches) are paid on the Conference website:

  • Early registration (before October 31, 2017): 190 € (For students (please provide a copy of your student card): 90 €)
  • Late registration: 225 €
  • Conference dinner: 55 € (which includes bus transportation to conference gala)


The conference will take place on the campus of the University Grenoble Alpes (UGA) Faculty of Economics, Saint Martin d’Hères Campus, 1221 rue des résidences 38400 Saint Martin d’Hères. The campus is 20 minutes from Grenoble city centre by tramway.

Some links for hotel accommodations:

  • Grand Hôtel (Grenoble city centre, $$$):
  • Comfort Suites Universités Grenoble Est (near campus, $$):
  • Hôtel de l'Europe (Grenoble city centre, $$):
  • Hôtel d'Angleterre (Grenoble city centre, $$):
  • Hotel B&B Gières (near to campus, $):


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email one or both of us:

  • Faruk ÜLGEN (
  • Virginie MONVOISIN (