A short history of the Philosophy-Economics Network

Posted on 13 June 2015 by Małgorzata Dereniowska

The idea of creating the Philosophy-Economics Network was born during a round table debate about the “future of economic philosophy” during the first International Conference “Economic Philosophy” in June 2012 in France, organized by Sciences Po Lille and the journal Cahiers d’Economie Politique/Papers in Political Economy. The proceedings of the first conference on Economic Philosophy, which gathered over 70 participants, are available here in French.

Due to the efforts of Claude Gamel (LEST, Aix-Marseille University), Jean-Sébastien Gharbi (REGARDS, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne), and Patrick Mardellat (Sciences Po Lille), in November 2012 the Network has been launched (at the beginning only in French language; see the Network Lauching Letter available here). In early January 2013 the Network website was launched (also in French language), and in the course of a month the English version of the website was published. Subsequently, the managerial team began an expansion of the network by inviting scholars from all over Europe, and hopefully bringing together the international community of scholars interested in economic philosophy from all over the world.

In just over two years, the Network has grown to over 420 members and continues to expand. The second International Conference “Economic Philosophy” (which was held from October 9th to 10th 2014 in Strasbourg at BETA, Strasbourg University) with over 100 participants confirmed a growing interest in philosophy-economics interactions.

The third International Conference “Economic Philosophy” will be held in Aix-en-Povence (organised by GREQAM, Aix-Marseille University). The call for papers is available here.

We can already announce that the fourth International Conference “Economic Philosophy” will be held in Lyon in 2018 (co-organized by GATE L-SE and TRIANGLE).

If you wish to become the member of the Philosophy-Economics Network, please click here.