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After Ideas: Political Economy in a Disrupted World Workshop

After Ideas Workshop

Saturday, October 8 –
Sunday, October 9, 2022

Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street

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Back in the late 20th century political economists took the stability of the moment to be a permanent feature of the world. But then that world began to change, quite drastically. This conference brings together a group of political economists whose work seeks to understand a world where the conditions of late 20th Century no longer hold.

Open to members of the Brown Community.

Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance

Saturday, October 8
9.00-10.30am Time, Ignorance and Formalization    

Jacqueline Best (U. Ottawa). “Theorizing the Limits of Ideas: Materiality, Failure & Ignorance”
Leah Downey (U. Cambridge). “In the Long Run: Effects of Time on Economic Policy”
Oddný Helgadóttir (Copenhagen Business School). “Ideas are Structures: Macroeconomic Formalization and ‘Ideational Path Dependence’”

10:45am-12:15pm Governance    

Paula Lopes (U. Coimbra). “Back to Ideas: Empowering Peace Education”
Marisa von Bülow (U. Brasillia). “The Activism Society and the Battle of Ideas over the Pandemic”
Juan Wang (McGill). “Corruption as an Epistemological Tool for the Study of Politics”

12:15 to 1:15pm    Lunch

1:15-2:30pm Policy Ideas: The Corpse, the Corpus and the Consumer

Josef Hein (Mittuniversitet). “The Rise and Fall of Ordoliberalism.”
Cornel Ban (Copenhagen Business School). “Beyond Green Finance and Industrial Policy: Planning and Keynesian Decarbonisazion.”
Elizabeth Bennett (Lewis and Clark). “Fair Trade Weed: A Public Education on Moralizing Markets”

2.45-3.45 pm Unexpected Policy Choices   

Jazmin Sierra (Notre Dame). “Partners At Home and Abroad: Why States Promote Outward Foreign Direct Investments”
Sanne Verschuren (Sciences Po). “The Eternal Promise of Missile Defense”
Ling Chen (SAIS). “Weaponizing the Supply Chain: State-Business Relations in the US-China Tech War”

4pm-whenever    General Discussion

Sunday, October 9
9.15-10:45am Markets, Inequality and Policy Change    

Matthias Matthijs (SAIS). “Varieties of Neoliberalism: Why Did Europe Develop More "Single" Market Rules than America?”
Tami Oren (Open U. Israel). “Levelling up the UK: New Plans, Second Hand Ideas, and 'Old' Distribution”
Erik Peinert (Brown). “Monopoly Politics: Price Competition, Learning, and the Evolution of Policy Regimes”

11.00am-12.30pm China in the Global Economy

Kristine Li (Brown). “Deliberative Institutions and Local Market Building during the Socialist Planned era of China (1956-1978)”
Julie Zeng (FIU). “Localization and Networking—Internationalization Strategies of Chinese Firms in Chile”

12.30-1.30 pm:    Responses, Bagged Lunches, and Departures