CfP: School of Advanced Studies in the Reappraisal of the Surplus Approach

The Economic Development and Political Economy of Europe Working Groups are pleased to announce the call for papers for the YSI session within the School of Advanced Studies in the Reappraisal of the Surplus Approach, to be held in Roma Tre University, 5-13 July. Link here.

The Summer School, organized by Centro di Ricerche e Documentazione ‘Piero Sraffa’, aims at providing participants with a deeper understanding of the surplus approach as taken up and developed by Piero Sraffa and subsequent authors. Participants will therefore be introduced to the analyses of the Classical economists and to the modern research conducted within the reappraisal of their theoretical framework. The activity will embrace different topics, ranging from the theory of value and distribution to the study of economic growth, also dealing with applied analyses and policy issues. In addition, the School aims to stimulate participants into developing their own research by fostering contacts and scientific exchange between young researchers and expert scholars. To this purpose, a selected number of papers by young scholars will be presented and discussed in a specific session. Young scholars wishing to present a contribution are invited to submit an abstract of their paper, which could be related to any of the Summer School themes, among which:

a. Classical theory of value and distribution.
b. Capital controversies.
c. Exhaustible natural resources.
d. Effective demand and the Classical-Keynesian approach to growth theory.
e. Competition and the process of gravitation of prices and quantities.
f. Classical theory of value and distribution in open economies.
g. Fiscal policy, public debt and economic stagnation.
h. Monetary policy and monetary theory of distribution.
i. Currency areas and applications to the Euro zone.

Targeted young scholars:
PhD and master students that are writing their masters or PhD thesis on topics that could benefit from the subjects that will be discussed in the Summer School, together with scholars at early stages of their career interested in the modern reappraisal of the surplus approach.
Accommodation and partial travel stipends will be provided for selected participants presenting their projects.
Diversity (in terms of gender, nationality, affiliation, ideas) will be specifically taken into account as a criterion for the selection process.

How to apply:
Deadline May 12th
Prospective participants wishing to present a contribution on any of the Summer School themes are invited to fill in the application form (here) and send it to [email protected] together with a curriculum vitae and an abstract of 500 to 900 words. Abstracts should include bibliographic references. All the applicants will be informed about the outcome of the selection process no later than May 20th. Following notification of acceptance, you will be invited to submit the full paper. The deadline for full paper submissions is June 23rd.

Queries on application should be addressed to [email protected]