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2017: Three WEA Online Conferences

The WEA Online Conferences seek to increase the relevance, breadth and depth of economic thought, considering: (a) the variety of theoretical perspectives; (b) the range of human activities and issues which fall within the broad domain of economics; and (c) the study of the world’s diverse economies. Online conferences brought deeper changes. The new ability to track downloads and other uses of the online content have raised important questions about the new approaches to the dissemination and discussion of research in economics.

The following 2017 WEA Online Conferences can be already accessed on our webpage:

1.  Public Law & Economics: economic regulation and competition policies
The main subject to be discussed is the current challenges faced by economic regulation and competition policies 10 years after the beginning of the most recent world’s economic crises. The aim is 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. The Conference will be led by Prof. Vicente Bagnoli (Mackenzie University), Maria Fernanda Madi and Renny Reyes (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

2. Monetary Policy After The Global Crisis. How Important Are Economic (Divisia) Monetary Aggregates for Economic Policy?
The main subject of the conference is to discuss the challenges for monetary policy  ten years after the Global Crisis.  The conference aims to survey and discuss the recent theoretical advances in monetary tools, goals and policies, along with the latest empirical research findings with particular emphasis on the role and relevance of Divisia monetary aggregates. Indeed, this Conference will be one of the first, which in an extensive manner, tackles the problem of monetary aggregation after the Great crisis.  The leaders are Filip Fidanoski (University of Luxembourg) and James Swofford (University of South Alabama, USA).

Work is already in progress on the following 2017 WEA Online Conference:

Economic Philosophy: complexities in economics
The main subject of this inaugural conference in Economic Philosophy suggests to discuss: (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; (v) and the ways taking complexity seriously can affect economics. The Conference   will be led by Prof. John Davis (Marquette University) and Prof. Wade Hands (University of Puget Sound). Indeed, this conference is the first event in a series of  the WEA Online Conferences project Economic Philosophy

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 Conferences Program
January,  2017