Economics in Society: The Ethical Dimension

Published December 6, 2011 on WEA Ethics Conference (register on it’s right column).  Date: … an extended, text-based, online exchange and commentary over a period of four weeks … // … The exact timing of the four-week discussion period will be announced to all presenters and registered members as soon as sufficient submissions have been received, vetted, and posted on the Discussion Forum

Welcome to the site for the World Economics Association WEA conference. This site will host the forthcoming conference Economics in Society: The Ethical Dimension  organised by the World Economics Association WEA. To take part in the conference, either as an author (see the call for papers below) or as a commentor or just as a reader, simply register as a user on this site in the normal way by leaving your email address, using the box on the right … //  

… Call for Papers – Economics in Society – The Ethical Dimension:

Background – There have been many comments made, both within and outside the profession, about the role of economics in the recent worldwide crisis. These comments have, by and large, focused on the content of the subject, on alternative theories, on the over emphasis on formalization, and on the recent trajectory of economic thought in general. Many non-economists have also focused on the performative nature of contemporary economics in relation to issues such as the role of finance; the impact on development and on distribution within and across countries … //

… The  proposed conference will take place online under the auspices of the WEA Conference Organizing Committee, and will conform to the  WEA conference rules.

All submissions will be screened for relevancy and suitable content, after which they will be posted to a dedicated WEA Discussion Forum [URL?] for debate.

This debate will take the form of an extended, text-based, online exchange and commentary over a period of four weeks, after which the papers and comments will be lodged within the WEA archives. The contributions and debate of this special conference will be used as a platform for the drafting of a WEA statement on ethics in the economics profession.

All WEA members interested in these issues are encouraged to register and participate in this ground-breaking conference. The participation can be as author of a paper or commentator or as attendee.

The conference leaders are: Peter Radford and Alan Freeman, correspondence, proposals, suggestions, and papers for consideration can be sent to either one.

Submissions are invited immediately. The exact timing of the four-week discussion period will be announced to all presenters and registered members as soon as sufficient submissions have been received, vetted, and posted on the Discussion Forum.

Register for the WEA Ethic Conference: in the right column.

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