Call for Participation 2011

Call for Participation for the 59th annual conference of JSPE

The Japan Society of Political Economy invites you to its 59th annual conference “The Global Economic Crisis and State: Alternative Approaches for Monetary and Fiscal Policies” which take place on September 17 (Saturday) and 18 (Sunday), 2011, at Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan

JSPE is an interdisciplinary association devoted to the study, development, and application of political economy to social problems. JSPE has been the largest organization of heterodox economists in Japan since its founding in 1959. Its annual meetings have provided important occasions for debate among diverse points of view. Beginning in October 2001, the JSPE began inviting non-Japanese economists to make presentations and engage in debates at these annual meetings.

Program (pdf):
This year we will have three plenary sessions (2 in Japanese 1 in English) and 21 parallel sessions (17 in Japanese and 4 in English). 13 English papers will be presented. The program includes English Sessions on: 2007-9Global Crisis and the Future of Capitalism, 2007-9Global Crisis and Developing Economies, 2007-9Global Crisis and Beyond, and 2007-9 Global Crisis and State. Plenary sessions are: (In English) Alain Lipietz “Fears and Hopes: The Crisis of the Liberal-Productivist Model and its Green Alternative”, (In Japanese) “Discussing the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Nuclear Disaster”, and “The Global Economic Crisis and State: Alternative Approaches for Monetary and Fiscal Policies”

Registration: Please apply Jspecice [at] When submitting your application please include: 1. Name and academic affiliation; 2. E-mail and postal address.

Cost: Attendants will pay their conference fee (6,000 yen per person which includes the conference dinner), as well as their own transportation, accommodation and other personal expenses.

Travel information: The conference will be held in Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan. Please see the following website for the location and transport.
If you need any help for your travel arrangement, please contact (Jspecice [at]

Contact: Prof. Nobuharu Yokokawa (Chairman of the JSPE Committee for International Communication and Exchange) E-mail: yokokawa [at]
Postal Address: c/o Prof. Toshiaki Ohtomo, Department of Economics, Rikkyo University, 3-34-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro,Toshima-ku, Tokyo Japan 171-8501 Tel: +81-3-3985-2281

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