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Recent news from the WEA Online Conferences

The Discussion Forum on Economic Philosophy: complexities in economics is being held until 30th November 2017 and it is being led by Prof. John Davis (Marquette University) and Prof. Wade Hands (University of Puget Sound). The main subject of this inaugural conference in Economic Philosophy discusses: (i) the diversity of accounts and conceptions of complexity; (ii) different methods and approaches for introducing complexity into economics; (iii) the different economic and social issues complexity raises; (iv) how different traditions and school of thought understand and explain complexity; and (v) the ways taking complexity seriously can affect economics.

We are delighted to announce that the Economic Philosophy: Complexities in Economics Conference will conclude the Discussion Forum with a bang. For the first time, the World Economics Association Online Conferences will host a webinar session. The webinar will be hosted on December 7th, Thursday, 5-6:30 GTM. Stay tuned for the webinar’s program (to be announced). We look forward to your participation in the webinar session.

The first  2017 Wea Conference Public Law & Economics: economic regulation and competition policies was successfully run by Prof. Vicente Bagnoli (Mackenzie University), Maria Fernanda Madi, and Renny Reyes (Erasmus University Rotterdam). The main subject to be discussed was the current challenges faced by economic regulation and competition policies 10 years after the beginning of the most recent of the world’s economic crises. The aim was to bring together renowned specialists in economic regulation, regulated sectors and competition law to debate those relevant issues. We believe that the discussions will enable academics and practitioners to: (i) discuss how sector regulators and competition authorities are interacting post-crises and how the economic analysis of law can help countries reach better regulation and competition policies; (ii) contribute with practical and theoretical references on the limits of economic power and forms of state intervention; (iii) deal with the uncertainties and challenges of the digital economy; (iv) gather relevant case studies; and (v) identify new trends in Law & Economics that have arisen post-crisis. Currently, the leaders are organising a book to be published in 2018.

The Call for Papers of the WEA Conference Monetary Policy After The Global Crisis: How Important Are Economic (Divisia) Monetary Aggregates for Economic Policy? will remain open until December 15th. The main subject of the conference is to discuss the challenges for monetary policy ten years after the Global Crisis.  Send your submissions to

Looking forward, we hope the WEA Conferences could be an opportunity to continue the path for increasing networking within the international community of economists and social scientists as a decisive feature of the online experience.

Maria Alejandra Madi
Chair, WEA Conference Programme
November,  2017