Call for Papers JSPE 59th Annual Conference 2011

Call for Papers for the 59th annual conference of JSPE

"The Global Economic Crisis and State:

Alternative Approaches for Monetary and Fiscal Policies "

September 17 (Saturday) and 18 (Sunday), 2011, at Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan

The Japan Society of Political Economy (JSPE) is an interdisciplinary association devoted to the study, development, and application of political economy to social problems. Japan has been an important laboratory for developing and debating ideas about capitalism and its dynamics. On the one hand, many political economists in Japan have chosen to work with diverse approaches to political economy – the French Regulation school, the Cambridge Keynesian models, institutionalist and historical schools, and so on. On the other hand, Japan has given rise to several distinct strands of Marxian political economy such as the Uno School. 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. (For more information see its homepage:

JSPE invites proposals for the English sessions in the following categories.

English Sessions I: Topics relating to the plenary session such as: (1) The Global Economic Crisis and State: Alternative Approaches for Monetary and Fiscal Policies, (2) Mechanisms of the Crisis and their Consequences, (3) Regimes of Capitalism, (4) Global Reconfigurations of Capitalism, and (5) The Future of Capitalism.

English Sessions II: All proposals reflecting the tradition and analytical perspective of JSPE which include (1) environment, (2) gender, (3) inequality, (4) regional economies and (5) research agenda are welcome.

Submission Procedures and the Deadline:

Proposals should reach the JSPE Committee for International Communication and Exchange ( ) by 11 June 2011 at the latest.

When submitting your proposal, please include:

  1. The title of proposed paper and the category of the session;
  2. Name and academic affiliation;
  3. E-mail and postal address;
  4. An abstract (up to 200 words).

Notification of acceptance will be sent by 27 June.

Cost: Attendants will pay their conference fee (6000 yen per person including the conference buffet), as well as their own transportation, accommodation and other personal expenses.

Contact: Prof. Nobuharu Yokokawa (Chairman of the JSPE Committee for International Communication and Exchange) E-mail:

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