Cfp_The Financial Crisis – Failing to Learn and Learning to Fail?

Final conference of COST Action IS0 902. System Risk, Financial Crisis and Credit. Harokopio University, Athens 13-15 March 2014. Call for papers. The Financial Crisis – Failing to Learn and Learning to Fail?. Confirmed participants:  Karel Williams, Marieke de Goede, Annelise Riles, Gustav Peebles, Paul Langley, Ewald Engelen, Sokratis Koniordos, Ute Tellmann, Andreas Langenohl, Angus Cameron, Nicky Marsh, Chris Clarke, Oliver Kessler, Brigitte Young, Anastasia Nesvetailova, Daniel Mügge, Gerhard Hanappi, Marco Raberto, Jan Drahokoupil, Christoph Scherrer, Charles Dannreuther, Nina Boy, Anthony Amicelle, Amin Samman, Daniela Gabor and more.

Call for papers. The Financial Crisis – Failing to Learn and Learning to Fail?

What have we learnt from the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression? The 2013 Nobel Prize was split between economists with widely divergent interpretations of rationality in financial markets and the necessity of financial regulation. Veterans of critique from Post-Keynesians to Post-Marxists see themselves vindicated by the crisis while economic textbooks continue to teach mainstream economics as if nothing happened. What have other disciplinary approaches to the economy learnt from the crisis? What have practitioners and ‘society at large’ learnt? And what is it that we are not learning, and why?

In an era where crises are seen as inevitable the failure to learn appears to coincide with a paradoxical imperative of learning to fail. This call invites papers for the final conference of a four-year COST-funded collaborative network on the global financial crisis that will present the outcome of its research in the context of a broader questioning of learning, failure and critique.

The conference is composed of three components: first, it will critically discuss the findings of the network’s five working groups on (1) the cultural political economy of financialisation, (2) agent based modelling of the crisis,  (3) interstices of finance and security, (4) central east European economies, and (5) shadow banking. Second, it will hold a dialogue between civil society groups and policy-makers from Greece, which will hold the Presidency of the EU in anticipation of the 2014 MEP elections, and Europe. For the third part, we invite academic paper submissions speaking to the following themes:

• Learning as politics – learning as policy transfer and power, the disciplinary aspects of knowledge and learning in late capitalism (ordo-liberalism, morality, futurity, value)

• Learning and solidarity – learning as a collective activity, public university, theories of knowledge and ideology, learning and agency, technologies of learning, pragmatic politics

• Learning as economics – economic theory, failure and falsifiability, novel computational approaches

• Financial stability, financialisation, regulation and reform

Confirmed participants:  Karel Williams, Marieke de Goede, Annelise Riles, Gustav Peebles, Paul Langley, Ewald Engelen, Sokratis Koniordos, Ute Tellmann, Andreas Langenohl, Angus Cameron, Nicky Marsh, Chris Clarke, Oliver Kessler, Brigitte Young, Anastasia Nesvetailova, Daniel Mügge, Gerhard Hanappi, Marco Raberto, Jan Drahokoupil, Christoph Scherrer, Charles Dannreuther, Nina Boy, Anthony Amicelle, Amin Samman, Daniela Gabor and more

How to submit: Please send an abstract of 600 words to C.Dannreuther@leeds.ac.uk by 10 January 2014. Notification of acceptance: 23 January 2014. Participation is free of charge. Work in progress is welcome.

Scientific committee: Charles Dannreuther (Chairman, University of Leeds), Nina Boy (University of Erfurt), Gerhard Hanappi (University of Technology of Vienna), Sokratis Koniordos (University of Crete), Anastasia Nesvetailova (City University London), Apostolos G. Papadopoulo (Harokopio University of Athens) and Brigitte Young (University of Muenster)

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