Call for Papers
100042.617 at compuserve.com
Fri Jul 14 07:15:05 MDT 1995
Call for papers-previously posted on PEN-L and ECON-VALUE
Third annual mini-conference on value theory
Boston Park Plaza Hotel March 15-17 1996
Alan Freeman Andrew Kliman
65 Siebert Road 60 W. 76th St. #4E
London SE3 7EJ New York NY 10023
Tel: (44) 181 858 6865 Tel: (1) 212 580 0206
A.Freeman at greenwich.ac.uk akliman at acl.nyit.edu
We invite you to participate in the third "New Directions
in Value/Price Theory" mini-conference at the Eastern
Economic Association annual conference to be held on
March 15-17 at the Park Plaza Hotel, Boston,
Massachusetts (USA). The previous two conferences
provided a widespread, gratifying and international
response to our appeal, which read:
"Several researchers throughout the world have been
developing alternatives to the dominant static
equilibrium formalization of value and price
relations. The alternatives typically emphasize
dynamics and the conservation of value in exchange,
reappraising such topics as 'the transformation
problem' and the falling rate of profit along these
lines. Explorations have yielded some broadly
similar and, we believe, significant results - often
arrived at independently.
"Given the results thus far achieved, we believe it
is now desirable and feasible to (1) gain exposure
for, and dialogue regarding, the alternative
approaches among a much wider audience; and (2) work
out unresolved issues and advance our research
through more intensive debate and collaboration.
"At the EEA sessions, we welcome the presentation
and discussion both of research aiming to further
this reconstitution of "quantitative" value/price
theory, and of research that can complement and
ground that effort by exploring related
philosophical, methodological or empirical issues."
The success of the second conference, at which over 23
papers were presented in 7 sessions, led the participants
to seek a deepening of the discussion. This year, our
proposal for conference organisation reflects this need
to analyse the issues which have emerged as topics of
debate in the depth they require.
It is an ambitious but, we feel, worthwhile proposal
whose aim is a form of discussion lacking from the world
of academic economics: genuinely collective elaboration
of key theoretical issues.
To facilitate more in-depth dialogue and greater
cohesiveness, submissions are invited to the following
1 Abstract labour and value
2 The value of money
3 Evaluation of the new approaches to value theory
4 Open session
5 Open session
The smaller number of panels and the inclusion of three
named topics will, we hope, allow for a less crowded
agenda and a clearer focus.
The further measures we are proposing to this end include
significantly earlier deadlines so that material can be
circulated in advance. Named panels will be opened by
invited speakers whose papers are available on FTP or E-
Mail (contact Alan Freeman for details) and will be
circulated shortly to IWGVT members and others expressing
interest, for prospective participants to respond to. No
specific invitations have been solicited for the two open
sessions. The following speakers have agreed to open the
panel for which their paper is intended:
Abstract labour and value: Massimo De Angelis and
Value of money: Alejandro Ramos
New approaches to value: David Laibman
Contributions in all sessions are invited. Contributors
should identify the panel for which their paper is
Submissions in the named panels should engage the views
and contributions of the invited speakers, who have
provided initial lists of references and material and
have agreed to complete their papers so they can be
circulated by August 15th to intending respondents.
A steering committee has been established which will
referee conference submissions and arrange them in a
priority order. Its members are Riccardo Bellofiore,
Antonio Callari, Paul Cooney, Anne Davis, Alan Freeman,
Andrew Kliman, Fred Moseley, and Mario Robles Baez.
Although all papers and comments received will be
circulated (within our resources) and time will be
available for generous floor discussions, the priority
established by the steering committee will be used to
determine which papers are formally presented in the
Criteria for the selection of papers to the named
sessions are their quality and the degree to which they
engage the lead speakers and the reference material. In
the open sessions the main criteria will be the quality
of the papers.
In both cases since our aim is a deeper discussion of
issues which have already been aired in conference or
published papers, priority will be given to papers which
develop or engage existing debates in the public domain,
particularly those related to the goals of the
International Working Group given earlier.
We should emphasise that the purpose of this selection is
not to restrict participation but, on the contrary, to
ensure adequate time is available for floor discussions
and in-depth analysis.
The conference deadlines are as follows:
August 1st Finished papers by invited contributors
to be submitted to the organisers in word-
August 15th Papers by invited speakers to be
September 1 Proposed submissions: abstracts for open
sessions, or proposed responses to
invited presenters, to be sent to the
organisers and forwarded to steering
September 15 Contributors to be informed of
Jan 15th Finished papers to be submitted to
organisers in word-processed form.
Thus we aim to inform all contributors whether or not
their submission has been accepted by mid-September, so
that they have sufficient notice to be able to prepare
their papers, if this is contingent on acceptance.
Proposals and papers should be sent or E-Mailed to either
of the conference organisers (above).
The administration of the working group is entirely
voluntary and we invite participants to contribute its
joining fee of $15 or 10 ($ financial instruments to
Andrew Kliman, financial instruments to Alan Freeman)
which covers phone calls, post, and so on. A form is
enclosed. This also places you on the mailing list for
the working group.
Finally, can we draw your attention to a new electronic E-
Mail discussion group which we have set up for the IWGVT.
Documents of the group will shortly be available for
retrieval from this site by E-Mail, and you can leave
documents for retrieval by other group members.
Instructions should hopefully be sent on joining. Contact
Alan Freeman by E-Mail for further information.
Andrew Kliman (New York Institute of Technology)
Alan Freeman (University of Greenwich)
[Note: abstracts now available from Roberts, Ramos, De
Angelis. E-Mail Alan Freeman on 100042.617 at compuserve.com
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