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GAPE is co-organising the 15th WAPE Forum, 18-19 December 2021, ‘Rethinking Economic Analysis: The Perspective of Political Economy’

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15th Forum of the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) ‘Rethinking Economic Analysis: The Perspective of Political Economy’ 18-19 December 2021, Shanghai International Studies University, China Co-organised by: World Association of Political Economy (WAPE)Greek Association of Political Economy (GAPE)Hosted by: Shanghai International Studies University The 15th annual Forum of the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) will be held on 18-19 December 2021, at Shanghai International Studies University, China. International participants will attend online due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The Greek Association of Political Economy (GAPE) is honoured to be the co-organiser of the Forum. The current 15th WAPE Forum was planned to be held in Athens

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15th Forum of the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE)

‘Rethinking Economic Analysis:

The Perspective of Political Economy

18-19 December 2021, Shanghai International Studies University, China

Co-organised by:

  • World Association of Political Economy (WAPE)
  • Greek Association of Political Economy (GAPE)

Hosted by:

Shanghai International Studies University

GAPE is co-organising the 15th WAPE Forum, 18-19 December 2021, ‘Rethinking Economic Analysis: The Perspective of Political Economy’
GAPE is co-organising the 15th WAPE Forum, 18-19 December 2021, ‘Rethinking Economic Analysis: The Perspective of Political Economy’

The 15th annual Forum of the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) will be held on 18-19 December 2021, at Shanghai International Studies University, China.

International participants will attend online due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

The Greek Association of Political Economy (GAPE) is honoured to be the co-organiser of the Forum. The current 15th WAPE Forum was planned to be held in Athens but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions in international traveling it was moved to Shanghai. The next WAPE Forum, given that the situation regarding the pandemic is normalized, will be held in Athens organized by GAPE and hosted by Panteion University.

The general subject of the Forum is: ‘Rethinking Economic Analysis: The Perspective of Political Economy’. It focuses on the controversy between the two main alternative traditions in economic analysis, Political Economy and Economics. Economics (with its myopic understanding of the economy as simply market relations, neglect of social and political factors and class struggle and their almost overt support for capital against labour) has been historically proved incapable of grasping how economies work and forecast and confront competently economic crises. On the other hand, Political Economy (offering a social understanding of the economy, focusing on the sphere of production, linking economic analysis to social and political factors and to class struggle) has been more successful in comprehending the actual workings of the economy and in analyzing economic crises. However, despite their long-standing failures, Economics continue to dominate academia and policy-making centers, especially in the West. Even after the last global economic crisis and its blatant failure to foresee and to resolve it, its dominance remains unwavered as it is supported by strong vested class interests. Nevertheless, there is growing unrest within both academia and the society with this failed dominance. Political Economy is the main approach towards which all those dissatisfied with Economics turn.

The Greek Association of Political Economy (GAPE) has contributed by organizing panels and taking active part in the organizational work and the preparatory committees of the 15th WAPE Forum.

The 15th WAPE Forum includes 3 plenary sessions and 30 panels with over 200 speakers from over 40 countries.

You are welcome to join any plenary session or panel besides the one at which you will present. Please find the full program here https://www.bagevent.com/event/7967518.

To join each plenary or panel, you are recommended to register with this specific plenary or panel, so that you have the priority of sitting in, in case the Zoom room is overcrowded.

Just to clarify, when you register to join the plenary or panel, it doesn’t mean that you are registered as WAPE member. If you want to be enrolled as WAPE member, please check here https://www.wapeweb.org/benefits-joining-wape/.

Please follow the instructions below to get prepared for the Zoom video meeting.

1. Since some web browsers are not compatible with Zoom, you are strongly recommend to download https://zoom.us/download, install and open Zoom Client for Meetings, then click Join a Meeting and enter the Zoom Meeting ID (available in the program) and your Full Name, put in the password (also available in the program). Test your microphone and camera to make sure that they are working well.

If you have difficulty in downloading and installing the Zoom Client for Meetings, you can also join the meeting by clicking ENTER on the top of each plenary or panel program.

2. You will find in the program that the panel is set up with both Beijing time and GMT. Please check your local time to make sure you won’t miss the panel with your presentation.

3. Please join the Zoom Meeting at least 30 minutes before the panel starts, and double check your network, microphone and camera. We have a very tight two-day program, and don’t expect to get delayed for technical reasons.

4. After you enter the Zoom Meeting, please keep your microphone and camera on all the time, and our administrator will mute you (except for the panel moderator) when it’s not your turn for presentation.

5. We provide simultaneous translation for all sessions, choose the channel of your language.

Stavros Mavroudeas
He is currently Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Social Policy of Panteion University. He was previously Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Economics of the University of Macedonia. He studied at the Economics Department of the National Kapodistriakon University of Athens, from where he received his BA Economics (1985 - First Class Honours).

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