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The Center for Market Education (CME) is an academic and educational initiative supported by the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), an independent and non-profit think tank based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CME mission is to promote a better understanding of the driving forces of the market process and the importance of pluralism in economics education.

The Call for Abstracts

The Center for Market Education invites to submit abstracts for the 1st Colloquium on Economics Education which will be held at The Saujana Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 10-12 December 2019 (starting on 10 December with dinner and ending with a luncheon on 12 December).

The theme of the conference is Issues in Contemporary Economics Education. Abstracts can deal with the following topics:

  • issues deriving from a standardized economics education and in particular with the unique predominance of the neoclassical paradigm after World War II;
  • the enrichment for students and the academic community that can derive from a pluralistic approach in general and from the contributions that can be delivered by specifics heterodox schools;
  • the importance of economic history and history of economic thought for a sound economic analysis;
  • the importance of epistemological foundations and multidisciplinarity.

The event is planned as a colloquium and not as a traditional academic conference. Therefore, abstracts and/or papers will be distributed in advance in order to facilitate an interactive discussion during the colloquium.

Conference participation is free of charge. Ten papers will be selected for presentation on the basis of the abstracts. The Center for Market Education will cover accommodation (two nights) and meal expenses, while the travel expenses are covered by the participants.

Abstracts can be submitted to carmelo@ideas.org.my before 1 November 2019.

The selected participants can join the colloquium with an abstract and a presentation or with the full paper. The papers can be submitted after the conference for publication on MarketEdu, the official journal promoted by the Center for Market Education.