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The Department of Applied Economics V of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, of the University of Cambridge, and The Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics are organizing the 16th International Conference Developments in Economic Theory and Policy. The Conference will be held in Bilbao (Spain), the days 27th and 28th of June 2019, at the facilities of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU.

Although papers on all areas of economics are welcome (including teaching of economics), there will be one Special Sessions with Invited Speakers on the topic of “Frontiers of Heterodox Macroeconomics”. This Session has been organized by the The Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics (http://www.neweconomicthinking.org)

Suggestions for Organized Sessions are also welcome. An Organized Session is one session constructed in its entirety by a Session Organizer and submitted to the conference organizers as a complete package. A proposal of an Organized Session must include the following information:

  • Title of the session, name and affiliation of the session organizer, name and affiliation of the person who will chair the session (if other than the organizer).
  • Titles of the papers (3-4 papers), name, affiliation and contact information of the authors
  • Information about each participant (name, address, telephone number, e-mail address).


At the page Sessions of this website you will find further updated information about specific calls for papers to be included in some organized sesssions, namely “Advances in Heterodox Thinking”, “China and the Belt Road Initiative” and “Financialization processes in emerging and developing economies”

The Journal Panoeconomicus (http://www.panoeconomicus.rs) will publish a special issue with a selection of papers presented at the conference. The selection of the papers will be made by the Scientific Committee of the Conference. The final decision about the papers to be published will be subject to a process of anonymous evaluation.

For more information about the conference, you can contact with Jesus Ferreiro (jesus.ferreiro@ehu.eus)

Besides this Special Session, a Keynote Speech will be given by Professor Jan Kregel (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, and Tallin University of Technology).

The conference will conclude with a Plenary Roundtable about the Frontiers of Heterodox Economics. In this Roundtable, Chaired by Professor John McCombie, will participate the following speakers: Prof. Philip Arestis, Prof. James K. Galbraith, Prof. Jan Kregel, Prof. Marc Lavoie, and Prof. Malcolm Sawyer

Papers and proposals of Organized Sessions coming from members of the Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE), the Association for Social Economics (ASE), the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) and the Post Keynesian Economics Society (PKES) are welcome. Members of these organizations will pay a reduced conference fee.

Besides Plenary, Organized and Normal Parallel sessions, there will also be Graduate Student Sessions where students making a MSc or a PhD program can present their research. Participants in the Graduate Student Sessions will pay a lower conference fee.

At the conference, there will also be parallel sessions of Presentation of New Books, where authors will be able to introduce recently published books, and sessions dedicated to the Innovation in the Teaching of Economics.

The deadline to submit Papers and ‘Organized Sessions’ is 25th May 2019