CfP: European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy

We are happy to announce the final Call for Papers for this year’s main event of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy.

Please have in mind that electronic Abstract Submission is already open here:

The 28th EAEPE Annual Conference will take place in Manchester on 3-5 November 2016. The conference theme is inspired by the historical legacy of the Industrial Revolution that has made Manchester a pre-eminent industrial metropolis of the world. The theme invites contributors to consider social and economic implications of industrialisation, deindustrialisation and transformation with particular attention to those institutions that flourish and decline around industries and manufacturing. Following the usual EAEPE format, prospective participants are invited to submit a paper on either the conference theme or one of the 22 EAEPE Research Areas. Abstracts (300-750 words) should include the following: the name(s), email address, affiliation of the authors, along with the name and code of the relevant Research Area. Following a notification of acceptance, a full paper will be invited.

Background to the 2016 Conference Theme

The organisers intend to celebrate the legacy of Manchester’s status as a cradle of the Industrial Revolution that determined the global path for well-being creation by manufacturing and technologies, and later by services and creative industries. The conference theme also recognises how Manchester has shaped the people’s history and encouraged intellectual advancements on such important issues as workers’ rights, trade unions, co-operatives, civil rights, and liberal critique of the shortcomings of the capitalist system.

The North-West of England is specifically, known for experiencing the consequences of deindustrialisation as well as successful examples of recovery.  Many problems have not yet been solved, but the prospects of further regeneration and sustainable progressive long-term development through the opportunities linked to the knowledge economy, creative industry, services and progressive business formats, it is believed, could provide footing for the successful future of the region.  Participants are encouraged to engage in a relevant discussion from the angle of regional specificities and challenges through contributions that could shape political and economic discourse on sustainable solutions to socio-economic dynamics.

Sample topics related to the 2016 Conference Theme

De-manufacturing and economic policy; The economic policy and economic analysis related legacy of Marx and Engels; New industrialisation and growth; The use of historical lenses in Economics and Management; The sociology of management; Sustainable counteraction to socio-economic decline; Economic policy for urban regeneration; Industrial specialisation and imbalances within the European Union; Industrial excellence and the business-university ties; Future of Industrial Relations; Business history of manufacturing.

 Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Bill Cooke, University of York

The second speaker: to be confirmed at a later date.

 Local Organizers and Co-chairs:

Dr. Andrea Bernardi (MMU)

Dr. Olga Kuznetsova (MMU)

Scientific Committee

Andrea Bernardi (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK); Charles Dannreuther (University of Leeds, UK);Wolfram Elsner (University of Bremen, Germany); Damian Grimshaw (University of Manchester, UK); Ismail Erturk (University of Manchester, UK); Hardy Hanappi (Vienna University of Technology, Austria); Olga Kuznetsova (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK); Nathalie Lazaric (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France); Lukasz Mamica (Krakow University of Economics, Poland); Salvatore Monni (University of Rome III, Italy); Jorge Muñoz (Université Bretagne Occidentale, France); Marco Raberto (University of Genoa, Italy); Michael Rowlinson (Queen Mary University of London, UK); Francesca Romagnoli (British Treasury – OECD, UK); Jill Rubery (University of Manchester, UK); Dimitrios Syrrakos (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK); Pasquale Tridico (University of Rome III, Italy); Caroline Vincensini (ENS de Cachan, France); Hugh Willmott (Cass Business School, UK).

 Special sessions

Special parallel sessions and roundtables with academics, practitioners and policymakers will be organised. These will include “Manchester Industrial Relations-ADAPT”, “The Northern business powerhouse”, “Co-operative business model for the future”, “OECD special session on Cities”, and “Manchester Devolution and local economic policy”.

The conference also wishes to reflect on the variety of national and regional approaches to the structural socio-economic changes through the use of historical and institutional perspectives. To achieve this, the organisers call for proposals for a limited number of special sessions. Please, submit your session proposal to the organisers by February 2016 outlining the focus and objectives with a minimum of five abstracts.

As in the past, early career researchers’ Pre-Conference and early career researchers’ special sessions will be organised.

 Important dates

January 31, 2016: abstract submission opens

May 15, 2016: abstract submission deadline

June 18, 2016: notification of acceptance; registration opens

July 31, 2016: early registration closes

September 14, 2016: late registration closes (for authors to be included in the scientific programme).

October 01, 2016: full papers submission deadline.

Conference Fees

The conference fees and the EAEPE membership fees are denominated in Euros and are paid on the website of the association.

 Members’ regular rate:

by 15th July 2016 – 190 €

after 15th July 2016 – 250 €

Non-members’ regular rate:

by 15th July 2016 – 270 €

after 15th July 2016 – 330 €

 Members’ special rates:

PhD/Masters students 90 €

Subsidized fee – 100 €

For participants from developing countries and regions particularly affected by crisis Please apply in advance to Pasquale Tridico ( and Oliver Kessler (


The conference will take place at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, All Saints Campus, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M15 6BH. This is a 5 minutes walk from Oxford Road train station or a 15 minutes walk from Piccadilly station.


Academic queries: Dr. Andrea Bernardi (, Dr. Olga Kuznetsova (

Administrative queries: