Martedì, 8 agosto 2017

Beyond homo oeconomicus: diversity in economics and social science

Call for abstracts

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The Gender and Economics Working group invites scholars from a wide spectrum of academic disciplines to submit their work for the Festival for New Economic Thinking that will take place from 19-20 October 2017 at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange in Scotland (for more info: ). Moving beyond homo oeconomicus and the misleading idea that humans are rational actors (mainly identified with occidental white men) who make decisions based on narrow self-interest, promises a more critical, transnational and interdisciplinary perspective. Testing conventional disciplinary boundaries and developing alternative methodologies involving interactions with other categories of analysis such as race, ethnicity, class and sexuality means not only to include “gender” as a binary variable in economic models, but RETHINKING the theoretical basis of social sciences.

In this interdisciplinary call for abstract the Gender Economics Working Group, proposes some potential topics of discussion:

  • Who are the economists?
  • What is the role of gender in the economic thought?
  • What do economists think about discrimination?

In answering to these questions, we can discuss gender segregation, gender-fair recruitment and retention strategies, gender stereotypes, gender in research and innovation, gender and precarity in universities and cultural industries, gender and finance, gender division of labour, care economy, race and migrations, gender and lending in credit markets, etc.

Submissions ought to be original work. In order to submit your abstract you must be registered the Young Scholars Directory. Please visit​ in case you have not done so yet. If you are already part of the Young Scholars Directory, click to go straight to the submission platform.

The deadline for submissions is August 21st, 2017. Travel stipends will be awarded on the basis of merit and need. If you indicate the need for travel support, please include a brief motivation (we are interested in your thoughts on new economic thinking, how the Festival may benefit you and your research, and whether you’ve had any previous engagement with YSI).