The Fifth Nordic Post Keynesian Conference, April 2020
Conference theme: Economics at the Edge II.
23.04.2020 kl. 09.00 - 24.04.2020 kl. 17.00
As traditional economics in the past failed to predict the ‘The Great Recession’, various efforts have been made to revise the content of the modern macroeconomic mainstream. Notwithstanding these attempts, traditional theory is not yet able to provide adequate analysis of current economic problems nor to provide conclusive policy proposals.
To develop policy we need to explore further, and to use theories that are more realistic in their content than the conventional mainstream understanding. As such, Post-Keynesian theory might be a prime candidate to offer an alternative, being on the edge of traditional theory. The theme at the conference in 2020 should thus be seen as an extension of the theme of the 2017 conference.
An urgent need remains to conduct further research within the tradition of the Stock-Flow Consistent (SFC) modelling, and to advocate the advantages of a focus on pluralism and problem-based learning when teaching economics.
The conference in Aalborg in 2020 provides this focus on theoretical alternatives and new ideas for economic policy, SFC and other new approaches to modelling, pluralism in economics teaching and other methodological issues – where we fully intend to explore them right up to the cutting edge.
There will be a PhD seminar the day prior to the conference, on the 22nd. Any conference attendees that arrive early are welcome to attend as observers, but unfortunately catering can only be provided for active participants.
DKK 1150 (EUR 150)
MaMTEP, Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University
Gammeltorv 4, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark