Sessions - Conference Developments
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Sessions comprise Keynote Speeches, Conference Special Sessions and five types of Parallel Sessions: normal sessions, organized sessions, graduate student sessions, presentation of new books, and innovations in the teaching of economics.

1.Keynote Speech

  • Jan Kregel (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, and Tallin University of Technology)


2. Conference Special Session

There will be a Conference Special Session on the topic of Frontiers of Heterodox Macroeconomics. Participants in this Conference Special Sessions will be Invited Speakers

3. Normal Sessions

Papers are invited on all topics on economics. Accepted papers will be grouped in sessions, with each session consisting of three to four papers.

A paper must include an abstract, with the length of 150-200 words, a maximum of 5 keywords, and up to 5 JEL codes.

4. Organized Sessions

‘Organized Sessions’ are encouraged. An ‘Organized Session’ is one that has been entirely organised by a session organizer and submitted to the Conference Organizer as a complete package (3-4 papers and Session Chair).

Organized Sessions must be submitted to the Conference Organizers before the deadline of May 25, 2018. Session organizers must provide the following information about their sessions:

  • Title of session, name and affiliation of the organizer, name and affiliation of Chair (if different than organizer)
  • Titles of papers, name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s)
  • Contact information for each participant (address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address).


A panel with papers around the theme “Advances in Heterodox Thinking” is being organized by Professor John Hall. Proposals of papers to be included in this panel must be submitted to John Hall ( and Jesus Ferreiro (

5. Graduate Student Sessions

Besides plenary, organized and normal sessions, there will also be Graduate Student Sessions (i.e., students currently making a MSc or a PhD programme). In these parallel sessions, students can present their research and discuss that of other students. Participants must provide proof of status at the time of registration; this can consist of proof of enrolment or a letter from the supervisor or department chair.

A paper must include an abstract, with the length of 150-200 words, a maximum of 5 keywords, and up to 5 JEL codes.

6. Presentation of New Books

At the conference, there will also be parallel sessions of Presentation of New Books. In this kind of sessions, authors will be able to introduce recently published books.

Authors will have 20 minutes to present their book

7. Innovation in the teaching of economics

Proposals of sessions and papers about innovative practices regarding the teaching of economics at undergraduate and graduate levels are also welcome

Chairing a Session

Session chairs help ensure that sessions will run smoothly, serving as timekeeper/moderator during the session. You may volunteer to serve as a chair for one or more sessions whether or not you are presenting a paper for the Conference. Please use the form attached and indicate the number of sessions, the JEL code(s) and the area(s) in which you would be willing to chair.