3rd Annual Meeting of the the Portuguese Association of Political Economy (2020)


30th January – 1st February 2020, Porto

Católica Porto Business School – Universidade Católica Portuguesa

School of Economics and Management – University of Porto

The Portuguese Association of Political Economy (EcPol) announces the Call for Papers for its 3rd Annual Meeting, which will take place in Porto, at the Católica Porto Business School of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa and at the School of Economics and Management of the University of Porto (Winter School), on January 30 to February 1, on the topic of “Space, Time and Political Economy”.

All researchers interested in the study of economic phenomena are welcome, regardless of their own disciplinary field. The economy is a concrete reality situated in a geographical and historical context. Several spatio-temporal contexts produce a cultural diversity and richness which cannot be fully understood without a transdisciplinary perspective that takes into account the contributions of various social sciences, and also of the natural sciences that help us studying the material conditions of each territory. This view of economic phenomena stands in contrast to other views according to which there are universal models that can be applied to any geographical and historical context, typically based on the idea that human action can be explained exclusively as a process of optimization in a context of scarce resources that have alternative uses. The goal of this conference is to bring together contributions in which the economy is studied as part of a transdisciplinary perspective of human action.

We encourage submissions in the following topics, amongst others:

  • Economic phenomena and their geographical, historical and political contexts;
  • Economic institutions;
  • Distribution, equity and reciprocity;
  • The multiple scales of economies;
  • Economic ideas and policies of change;
  • Territory and innovation / territory and tradition;
  • Territory and inequality.

We welcome proposals of:

1) presentations,

2) thematic panels composed of 3 or 4 presentations

3) doctoral projects, and

4) posters of masters’ dissertations.

Proposals should be submitted in the language that the speaker intends to use, and can be in Portuguese or English.

Proposals of presentations, thesis projects and posters must contain the following information:

i) Name, institutional affiliation and e-mail address of the author(s);

ii) Type of proposal (presentation, thesis project or poster);

iii) Title and 4 keywords;

iv) Abstract (max. 800 words);

Proposals for panels must contain the following information:

i) Name, institutional affiliation and e-mail address of the proponent(s) of the session and its participants;

ii) Title of the session and of the presentations and 4 keywords;

iii) Abstract of the session and of the presentations (max. 800 words);

Important dates:

16 September 2019: Deadline for the submission of proposals

31 October 2019: Acceptance notification

30 November 2019: Registration and payment

20 December 2019: Registration in the Winter School, posters, and doctoral projects

31 December 2019: Late registration and payment

Registration fees:

Participants until 30 November

Members of EcPol – 40 euros

Student members and unemployed – 20 euros

Others – 75 euros

Participants until 31 December

Members of EcPol – 60 euros

Student members and unemployed – 30 euros

Others – 95 euros

Winter schools, posters e doctoral projects – 20 euros (free for participants with accepted submission)

Attendants – 20 euros

Proposals should be submitted to the following address: encontro2020@economiapolitica.pt

Scientific Committee:

Conceição Soares (UCP-Porto), Joana Marques (A3S and CIES-IUL),João Ferrão (ICS-U. Lisboa), João Rodrigues (FEUC-U. Coimbra), José Rio Fernandes (FLUP-UP), Leonardo Costa (UCP-Porto), Raúl Lopes (ISCTE-IUL),Tomaz Dentinho (U. Açores)

Organizing Committee:

Francisca Guedes de Oliveira (UCP-Porto), Gonçalo Marcelo (U. Coimbra and UCP-Porto), Luís Carvalho (FEP-UP), Luísa Veloso (ISCTE-IUL), Nuno Martins (UCP-Porto), Pilar Gonzalez (FEP-UP)

Organization: Portuguese Association of Political Economy (EcPol)