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Past Workshop Programmes (archive version)


LENT TERM 2017
Monday
30 Jan
Yannick Slade-Caffarel
(Kings College London and CSOG)
What if there is no nature to heterodox economics?
Monday
13 Feb
Rupert Read
(University of East Anglia, and Chair of Green House)
Economics and Science, with special reference to ecological economics.
Monday
27 Feb
John Latsis
(Henley Business School and CSOG)
The Limits of Ontological Critique: from Judgmental Rationality to Justification

MICHAELMAS TERM 2016
Monday
17 Oct
Tony Lawson
(University of Cambridge)
Central fallacies of Modern Economics
Monday
31 Oct
Dave Elder Vass
(University of Loughborough)
How to change economics: learning from the economy beyond the marketplace
Monday
14 Nov
Simon Deakin
(University of Cambridge)
the Ontology of Corruption

LENT TERM 2016
Monday
25 Jan
Jochen Runde
(Judge Business School Cambridge)
Material and non-material objects: an object-oriented ontology for information systems research
Monday
08 Feb
Jamie Morgan
(Leeds Beckett University)
What is Neoclassical Economics?
Monday
22 Feb
Andy Brown
(Leeds University Business School)
The Nature of Value and Money

MICHAELMAS TERM 2015
Monday
19 Oct
Tony Lawson
(University of Cambridge)
Economics: some considerations for going forward
Monday
02 Nov
Roman Eliassen (Anglia Ruskin University), Jostein Løhr Hauge (Cambridge University) and Ivan Rajic (Cambridge University)
Fit for a fix: Why the Economics curriculum needs a pluralist revamp
Monday
09 Nov
Josef Mensik
(University of Brno)
Mathematics and economics
Monday
30 Nov
Ben Fine
(School for Oriental and African Studies)
The Nature of Value

EASTER TERM 2015
Monday
15 June
John Searle
(University of California, Berkeley)
Critical Issues in Social Ontology

LENT TERM 2015
Monday
26 Jan
Paul Lewis
(Kings College London)
The Emergence of "Emergence" in the work of F.A. Hayek: An Historical Analysis
Monday
09 Feb
Ian Gough
(LSE)
Climate Change and Sustainable Welfare: an Argument for the Centrality of Human Needs
Monday
23 Feb
Tony Lawson
(University of Cambridge)
The Nature of the Corporation...... And why Economics, including Economic Philosophy, and Social Theory more widely, need a turn to Social Ontology
Monday
09 Mar
Beatrice Kobow
(Universität Leipzig, Institute of Philosophy)
Do Fictions Help us Understand the World?

MICHAELMAS TERM 2014
Monday
13 Oct
Tony Lawson
(University of Cambridge)
‘Rethinking Modern Economics’: Twenty or so common myths
Monday
27 Oct
A Roundtable Discussion
What is the Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism and Why is it Needed?
Monday
10 Nov
Steve Keen
(University of Kingston)
A Defence of Mathematical Modelling in Economics
Monday
24 Nov
Bendik Bygstad
(University of Oslo)
The Generative Mechanisms of Digital Infrastructure Evolution

LENT TERM 2014
Monday
27 Jan
Simon Deakin
(University of Cambridge)
What is a ‘company’ and what should we do about it?
Monday
10 Feb
Paul Lewis
(Kings College London)
Hayek, Emergence and Social Order
Monday
24 Feb
Geoffrey Hodgson
(University of Hertfordshire)
What is Capital?
Monday
03 Mar
Steve Fleetwood
(University of West of England)
Labour markets, Labour Market Institutions and the Relationship Between Them

MICHAELMAS TERM 2013
Monday
21 Oct
Tony Lawson
(University of Cambridge)
Monday
04 Nov
Bill Waller
(Hobart and William Smith Colleges)
Veblen and instincts reconsidered
Monday
18 Nov
Josef Mensik
(University of Brno)
The Nature of Money
Monday
02 Dec
Nuno Martins
(University of the Azores)
The Cambridge Revival of Political Economy

LENT TERM 2013
Monday
28 Jan
Makoto Nishibe
(University of Hokkaido)
What is Globalisation and What Does it Do?
Monday
11 Feb
Jamie Morgan
(University of Manchester and Helsinki)
Critical Realism and Constructive Critique in Economics: Contrast Explanation and New Economic Thinking
Monday
25 Feb
Elodie Bertrand
(Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Realism, Discourse and Practice: the case of Ronald Coase
Monday
11 Mar
Filomena de Sousa
(Faculty of Sciences-University of Lisbon)
Debating Data: On Constitutive and Explanatory Ideas

MICHAELMAS TERM 2012
Monday
15 October
Tony Lawson
(University of Cambridge)
Social ontology as means for a more relevant social theory including economics
Monday
29 October
Dimitris Milonakis
(University of Crete)
Ongoing developments in mainstream economics and what they signify.
Monday
12 November
John Latsis
(Henley Business School)
The perils of performativity
Monday
26 November
Clive Lawson
(University of Cambridge)
Technology, Recombination and Speed

LENT TERM 2012
Monday
30 January
Dave Elder-Vass
(University of Essex)
Towards A Social Ontology of Market Systems
Monday
13 February
Jamie Morgan and Heikki Patomäki
(University of Helsinki)
Is the Future in the Past? What does it mean to Anticipate the Future?
Monday
27 February
Tony Lawson
(Cambridge)
Mathematical Modelling and Ideology in the Economics Academy: competing explanations of the failings of the modern discipline?
Monday
12 March
John Mulberg
(Open University)
Towards an Institutionalist Political Economy of Allocation

MICHAELMAS TERM 2011
Monday
17 October
Tony Lawson
(Cambridge)
Social Ontology and Economics
Monday
31 October
Mary Wrenn
(Cambridge)
Agency and Neo-Liberalism
Monday
14 November
Stuart Birks
(Massey University, New Zealand)
Economic Theory: Consistency and Rhetoric?
Monday
28 November
Ha-Joon Chang
(Cambridge)
Institutions and Economic Development: Theory, History, and Policy

LENT TERM 2011
Monday
31 January
Tony Lawson
(Cambridge)
The State of Modern Economics
Monday
14 February
Nuno Martins
(Portuguese Catholic University, Porto)
The Revival of Political Economy in the Cambridge Tradition
Monday
28 February
Steve Pratten
(Kings College, London)
Process, Pragmatism and Critical Realism
Monday
14 March
Filomena de Sousa
(Technical University of Lisbon)
Cambridge (Critical) Realism in Context

MICHAELMAS TERM 2010
Monday
October 18
Tony Lawson
(Cambridge)
How might Social Ontology help Economics and the rest of Social Science?
Monday
November 01
Jamie Morgan
Marshall and the Nature of Modern Economics
Monday
November 15
Simon Deakin
The Nature of Law
Monday
November 29
Philip Faulkner
and Jochen Runde
The Social, the Material, and the Ontology of non-Material Technological Objects

LENT TERM 2010
Monday
January 25
Tony Lawson
(Cambridge)
Can mathematical modelling in social theory provide any insight? What are the arguments in favour of formal modelling?
Monday
February 08
Margaret Archer
(University of Warwick)
Structure - Reflexivity - Agency
Monday
February 22
Ron Martin
(Cambridge)
Rethinking Path Dependence: Beyond Lock-in to Evolution
Monday
March 08
Adel Daoud
(University of Gothenburg)
What is Scarcity?

MICHAELMAS TERM 2009
Monday
October 19
Tony Lawson
What is, and Why bother with, Social Ontology?
Monday
November 02
Andrew Gamble
(Politics, Cambridge)
The Nature of Crisis
Monday
November 16
Ha-Joon Chang
(Economics and Development Studies Cambridge)
The Nature of Development: Hamlet
without the Prince of Denmark
Monday
November 30
Nuno Martins
(Portugese Catholic University,Porto)
The Nature of Social Evolution

LENT TERM 2009
Jan 19
Tony Lawson
Ontology and Economics
January 26
John Latsis, Philippe Batoulier and Jacques Merchiers
Need and Equity in Healthcare
February 02
Vinca Bigo and Ioana Negru
Talk postponed (due to weather conditions)
February 09
Mark de Rond and Jochen Runde
Evaluating Causal Explanations of Samples of One
February 16
Two presentations, two sets of speakers:
1) Vinca Bigo and Ioana Negru (both of Cambridge)
and
2) Gene Callahan
(Cardiff University)
Towards Pluralism in the Academy:
Must we include everyone?
February 23
Stephen Pratten
(Kings College London)
Natural Classes, Social kinds and Gender
March 02
Arne Moritz
(Seminar für Philosophie, Martin Luther Universität, Halle, Wittenberg)
Ontological Aspects of the Fair Trade Debate
March 09
Jamie Morgan and Wendy Olsen
(University of Manchester)
Critical Realism and Unfree Labour

MICHAELMAS TERM 2008
October 13
Tony Lawson
(Cambridge)
Does Economics, in Particular an Economics seeking to be Scientific, require, or even legitimately support, Methods of Mathematical Modelling ?
October 20
Tony Lawson
(Cambridge)
Heterodox Economics and Pluralism
October 27
Phil Faulkner and Jochen Runde
(Cambridge)
Ontology, Technology and the Transmuting Turntable
November 03
Gabriel Palma
(Cambridge)
How did Neo-Liberalism and the lack of Critical Thinking in Economics get
us where we are today?
November 10
Martin Kilduff
(Cambridge)
Red in Tooth and Claw: The Struggle for New Knowledge in Organisations
November 17
Dave Elder-Vass
(University of Essex)
Emergence, Normativity and the Social Ontology of Organisations
November 24
Peter Dickens
(Cambridge)
Cosmic Society: Towards a Sociology of the Universe
December 01
Geoffrey Hodgson
(University of Hertfordshire)
Capitalism -- Unleashed, Regulated, or Overthrown ?

LENT TERM 2008
January 21
Ha-Joon Chang
(Cambridge)
Institutional Change and Economic Development
January 28
Andrew Gamble
(Cambridge)
What have the Austrians ever done for us? Hayek and the Nature of Economic Reasoning.
February 04
Michael Joffe
(Imperial College, London)
What would a Scientific Economics Look Like?
February 11
Nuno Martins
(Portuguese Catholic University, Porto)
Neuroeconomics: Methodological Issues
February 18
Julie Nelson
(Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts)
What is Care?
February 25
Stephen Pratten
(Kings College, London)
Critical Realism and Causality: Tracing the
Aristotelian Legacy'
March 03
Uskali Maki
(Academy of Finland, Helsinki)
Why (Genuinely Critical) Realists love Unrealistic Models
March 10
Vinca Bigo
(Cambridge)
Explaining the (Mathematical) Orientation of Modern Economics

MICHAELMAS TERM 2007
October 08
Tony Lawson
(Cambridge)
Some Problems of Modern Economics (and a Solution)
October 15
Tony Lawson
(Cambridge)
What is Heterodox Economics?
October 22
Brian Pinkstone
(University of Western Australia)
Some Applications of Critical Realism
October 29
Geoffrey Ingham
(Cambridge)
Recent Debates on the Nature of Money
November 05
Ben Fine
(SOAS London)
The Economics of Identity and the Identity of Economics
November 12
Geoffrey Hodgson
(University of Hertfordshire)
Prospects for Economic Sociology
November 19
Arnoud de Meyer
(Cambridge)
Making Sense out of Empirical Data on Technology Management
November 26
Erik Olsen
(University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Rethinking Social Ontology in Political Economy

LENT TERM 2007

January 22
Christian Arnsperger
(University of Louvain)
Tales of an Unconscious Critical Realist:
From Homo Economicus to Complexity and Dialectics

January 29
Thomas McQuade
(New York
University)
Science and the Market
February 05
Olivier Favereau
(Université Paris X et CNRS)
What is the (French) Convention School?
February 12
Michelle Baddeley
Keynes and Neuroeconomics
February 19
Alistair Dow
(Glasgow Caledonian University)
History and Economics: Staples and
Political Economy
February 26
Margaret Schabas
(University of British Columbia)
The Natural Origins of Economics
March 05
John Latsis, Clive Lawson and Nunon Martins
Round Table on: "Why Bother with Ontology?"
Launch of: "Contributions to Ontology", edited by John Latsis, Clive Lawson and Nuno Martins
March 12
Gabriel Palma
From fundamentalism to idolatry: Why did mainstream economics switch from the ‘worship of a concept’ (the efficiency of free markets) to the ‘worship of a thing’ (mathematics)’.

MICHAELMAS TERM 2006
October 09
Tony Lawson
How can methodology reasonably make a difference to economics?

October 16
Tony Lawson
Doing Economics differently
October 23
Pete Boettke
(George Mason University)
Comparative Historical Political Economy
October 30
Clive Lawson
Clarence Ayres and Technology
November 06
Dave Elder-Vass
(Birkbeck College London)
A Method for Social Ontology
November 13
Nancy Cartwright
(London School of Economics)
What Use is Causal Inference?
November 20
Geoff Hodgson
(University of Hertfordshire)
An Institutional and Evolutionary Perspective on Health Economics

November 27
Vinca Bigo and Nitya Mohan
Care in Economics

EASTER TERM 2006
May 01
Bank Holiday
No Seminar
May 08
Kate Kenny
Subjectivity in UK Non Profit Organizations: Insights from an in-depth study
May 15
Ismael Al-Amoudi
What are social rules?
May 22
Arnis Vilks
(Leipzig School of Management
Positivism. Game Theory and the 'Classh of Civilisations'

LENT TERM 2006
January 23
Hugh Willmott and Ismael Al-Amoudi
Realism as an Alluring Discourse: The Case of Organization Studies

January 30
Irene van Staveren
(Nijmegen Univerity, The Hague)
Post Keynenism meets Feminism

February 06
Geoff Harcourt
The Cambridge Approach to Economics

February 13
David Tyfield
(University of Exeter)
Incorporating Schuumpeter into Realist Ontology

February 20
Patrick Baert
Pragmatist philosophy of social research - a proposal

February 27
Shailaja Fennell
Bodies and spaces: conceptualising gender research in rural labour markets

March 06
Jack Vromen
(Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam)
Conjectural Revisionary Ontology and Theoretical Pluralism

March 13
Andy Brown
(University of Leeds)
A materialist development of some recent contributions to the labour
theory of value

MICHAELMAS 2005
October 10
Tony Lawson
Why Reorient Modern Economics, and How?
October 17
Tony Lawson
Reorienting Economics
October 24
Stephen Pratten
Ontology and Economics
October 31
Simon Deakin and Frank Wilkinson
The Law of the Labour
Market: Industrialisation, Employment and Legal Evolution
November 07
Phil Faulkner and Jochen Runde
Getting to Grips with Technology
November 14
Geoff Hodgson
The Problem of Formalism in Economics
November 21
Toru Yamamori
A Non-Essentialist Approach to Identity: Sen and Cultural/Post-Colonial Theories
November 28
Giuseppe Fontana
Keynesian Uncertainty and Money

EASTER 2005
May 02
Rajani Kanth
Realism and Love: Locating Science, Society and Anthropic Discourse
May 09
Miriam Teschl
A Model of Personal Identity for the Economic Agent
May 16
Gregor Zwirn
(Universite de Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne)
Ludwig Mises on the Epistemological Foundations og the Social Scienmces Reconstructed: An Ontological View and Reclassification
May 23
Tim Foxton
Technological Lock-in and the Role of Innovation

LENT 2005
January 24
Jochen Runde
On Rules, Routines and the Adoption of Technological Innovations
January 31
Steve Fleetwood
Do Economists Explain?
February 07
Ha-Joon Chang
Theorising the Market and the State: an Institutionalist Perspective
February 19
John Latsis
Convention and Intersubjectivism: New Deveopments in in French Economics
February 21
Andrew Mearman
Critical Realism in Economics and Open Systems Ontology: A Critque
February 28
Andy Brown
(Leeds University Business School)
Reorienting Realism in Economics and Open-Systems Ontology: A Critique
March 07
Nuno Martins
Capabilities as Causal Powers

MICHAELMAS 2004
October 11
Tony Lawson
Tensions in Modern Economics: An Explanation and Resolution
October 18
Tony Lawson
Doing Economics Differently
October 25
Geoff Hodgson
(University of Hertfordshire)
What are institutions?
November 01
Clive Lawson
Technology and the Bad Life
November 08
Shaun Hargreaves-Heap
(University of East Anglia)
Critical Realism and the Heterodox Tradition in Economics
November 15
Stephen Dunn
(Stanford University)
The Realist Approach of J.K. Galbraith
November 22
Stephen Pratten
(Kings College, London)
Can we Explain Social Reality Without Resorting to Fictions? Abstraction,
Idealisation and Isolationism in Economic Theory.
November 29
Paul Downward
(Loughborough University)
Triangulation in Economic Research: Reorienting Economics into Social
Science

EASTER 2004
April 26
Johnny Lawson
Autism and Economics: Explaining the Drive Towards Mathematical Modelling.
May 03
Mark de Rond
Chance, Choice and Determinism
May 10
Peter Kesting
The Relation between Routine and Decision: an Action-Based Approach
May 17
Ilian Iliev
The Methodological Foundations of the Systems of Innovation Approach

LENT TERM 2004
January 19
Tony Lawson
An Ontological Turn: What Difference does it Make?
January 26
Geoff Hodgson
(University of Hertfordshire)
Social Darwinism
February 02
Caroline New
(University of Bath Spa)
Feminist Theorising and Ontology
February 09
Geoffrey Ingham
The Nature of Money
February 16
Bruce Caldwell
(University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA)
Hayek's Challenge
February 23
Paul Lewis
Transforming Economics?
March 01
Paul Lewis and Jochen Runde
Lachmann and Social-Economic Order
March 08
Mark Setterfield
(Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut, USA)
Another Look at the Relationship between 'Formalism' and Critical Realism

MICHELMAS TERM 2003
October 13
Tony Lawson
(Cambridge)
Reorienting Economics: Why and How ?
October 20
Tony Lawson
(Cambridge)
Reorienting Economics: What are the consequences?
October 27
Geoffrey Hodgson
(University of Hertfordshire)
Darwinism and Institutional Economics
November 03
Ben Fine
(London School of Oriental and African Studies)
Economics Imperialism: If at first you don't succeed ...
November 10
Clive Hamilton
(Executive Director of The Australia Institute [Australia's foremost progressive think tank])
Liberty and well-being in post-scarcity society
November 17
Amartya Sen
(Cambridge)
Sraffa, Wittgenstein and Gramsci
November 24
John Davis
(Universiteit Amsterdam and Marquette University)
The Theory of the Individual in Economics: Identity and Value
December 1
Andy Brown
(Leeds University Business School)
Critical Realism and the Political Economy of the Euro

EASTER TERM 2003
April 28
Bob Rowthorn
The Moral Challenge of Globalisation: migration and other issues
May 5
Bank Holiday
No Seminar
May 12
Jamie Galbraith
(University of Texas)
Evolutionary Methods for Economic History
May 19
Ilian Iliev
Knowledge and Information in the Economics of Information Approach: Use, Misuse and Limitations

LENT TERM 2003
January 20
Stephen Pratten
(Kings College, London)
The Conflict Between Formalism and Realisticness in Modern Economics: the Case of the New Institutional Economics
January 27
Steven Fleetwood
(University of Lancaster)
What is a Labour Market?
February 03
William Oliver Coleman
(University of Tasmania)
What is criticism for?
February 10
Paul Downward
(Staffordshire University)
Applied Economics: Can There be a Critical Realist Approach?
February 17
Makoto Nishibe
(University of Hokeido)
What is Money?: A look at local currencies or LETS ( Local Exchange Trading Systems)
February 24
Francesco Guala
(University of
Exteter)
The Methodology of Experimental Economics
March 03
Jonathan Köhler
Economic Modelling and Reality
March 10
John Latsis
The Arbitrary Economy

MICHAELMAS TERM 2002
October 14
Tony Lawson
Limitations of Modern Economics (or: Why turn to Realist Social Theorising?)
October 21
Tony Lawson
Possibilities for Economics
October 28
Stephen Pratten
(Kings College, London)
Comparing Cambridge Realist Social Theorising and the LSE Approach to Econometrics.
November 04
Mario da Graça Moura
(University of Porto)
Realist Social Theorising and the History of Economic Thought
November 11
Alan Shipman
Is Globalisation Real?
November 18
Geoffrey Hodgson
(University of Hertfordshire)
The Legal Nature of the Firm and the Myth of the Firm-Market Hybrid
November 25
Philip Faulkner and Jochen Runde
Information, Knowledge and Agency
December 02
Gregor Zwirn
'Friedrich August von Hayek - Methodological Individualist or
Methodological Atomist?'

EASTER TERM 2002
29 April
Mary Morgan
(London School of Economics)
Seeing the World in
Models
06 May
Bank Holiday
Bank Holiday
13 May
Peter Dickens
Changing Nature, Changing Ourselves: a Critique and Reconstruction of the `Risk Society' Thesis.
20 May
Lawrence Hamilton
Needs and
Politics Beyond Rights and Preferences

LENT TERM 2002
21 January
Ed Nell
(New School for Social Research)
Critical Realism and Transformational Growth.
28 January
Simon Deakin
Legal Memetics: Towards an Evolutionary Theory of Legal Change
04 February
Christos Pitelis
On Economics and Business Ethics'
11 February
Jenneth Parker
Positivist methodology and fundamentalism in economics: with
special reference to structural adjustment and the World Bank'
18 February
Ugo Pagano
(University of Siena)
Critical Realism and Institutionalism
25 February
Steve Dunn
Keynes and
Transformation: Some Reflections
04 March
Frank Hahn
Are Philosophy and Methodology harmful?
11 March
Dave Taylor
Information Science Concepts for
Economists

MICHAELMAS TERM 2001
08 October
Tony Lawson
Realist social theorising:
Why might economists turn to it?
15 October
Tony Lawson
Realist social theorising: Implications for economic practice?
22 October
Representatives of The Cambridge 27
29 October
Geoff Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire)
John Commons and the Foundations of
Institutional Economics
05 November
Clive Lawson
What is Technology?
12 November
Paul Lewis
The Austrian School and the Reclamation of Reality in Modern Economics
19 November
Julie Nelson
(Tufts University)
Feminism and Economics
26 November
Sheila Dow
(University of Stirling)
Uncertainty in Economic Thought: A Reconsideration with respect to Model Uncertainty

EASTER TERM 2001
30 April
Clive Spash
Round table on:
Environmental Values
07 May
Bank Holiday
No Seminar
14 May
Ingrid Robeyns
Round Table on:
The Capabilities Approach
21 May
Leon Montes
Round table on:
Why should economists bother with the History of Thought?

LENT TERM 2001
22 January
Alan Shipman
Realism versus Pragmatism (with an application to evolutionary economics)
29 January
Geoff Hodgson
(University of Hertfordshire)
The Complex Evolution of a Simple Traffic Convention: The Nature and Function of Habit
05 February
Stephanie Blankenburg and Geoff Harcourt
The 1920s debate on the representative firm and increasing returns: methodological aspects and implications.
12 February
Alfonso Salinas
Economics: between the necessity and the impossibility of ethics
19
February
Axel
Leijonhufvud
(University of Trento)
What kind of Neoclassical Theory do we want?
26 February
Leon Montes
Smith and Newton: some methodological issues concerning general equilibrium
05 March
Mario Da Graça Moura
(University of Porto)
Schumpeter on Theory and History
12 March
Leading representatives from Paris of the post-autistic economics movement.
The state of modern economics

MICHAELMAS TERM 2000
09 October
Tony Lawson
Realist and other approaches to methodology
16 October
Tony Lawson
Explanatory strategy appropriate to (the nature of) social reality
23 October
Bruce Caldwell
(London School of Economics)
Why Hayek?
30 October
Geoff Hodgson
(University of Hertfordshire)
Old And New Institutionalism
06 November
Phil Falkner
Some problems with the conception of the human subject in critical realism
13 November
Steve Dunn
(Leeds University Business School)
Post Keynesian Economics: an open systems approach
20 November
Jochen Runde
Filling in the Background
27 November
Paul Lewis
The applicability of Economic Models

EASTER TERM 2000
05 -07 May
For details see conference programme
15 May
Clive Lawson
Round table on:
What are social relations?
22 May
Tony Lawson
Ethics and realist philosophy

LENT TERM 2000
24 January
Paul Lewis and Jochen Runde
University of Cambridge
Intersubjectivity in Economics: a critical realist perspective
31 January
Andrew Sayer University of Lancaster
Associational Versus Counterfactual Thinking
07 February
Penny Hawkins
University of Stirling
Constraints in Economic theory
14 February
Geoff Hodgson
University of Hertfordshire
Darwin, Veblen and the Problem of Causality in Economics
21 February
Andy Brown, Gary Slater and David Spencer
(Universities of East London, Leeds and Leeds, respectively)
Driven to Abstraction? Critical realism and the search for the ‘inner
connection’ of social phenomena.
28 February
Edward Fullbrook
Bristol
From Paradigmatic to Non-Paradigmatic Rationality
06 March
Richard Arena
University of Nice
Understanding Hayek's contribution: should the emphasis be on change or on continuity?
13 March
Cristos Pitelis
University of Cambridge
The Approach of Edith Penrose

MICHAELMAS TERM 1999
October 11
Tony Lawson
University of Cambridge
The Place of Methodology in Modern Economics
October 18
Tony Lawson
University of Cambridge
Economics as Realist Social Theory
October 25
Sylvia Walby University of Leeds
The Science Question in Feminism Revisited
November 01
Steve Pratten
Kings College London
Economics as Progress: Econometric Modelling and Critical Realism as Programmes for Research
November 08
Chuck McCann
University of Pittsburgh
Hayek Through the Lens of Critical Realism
November 15
Geoff Hodgson
University of Hertfordshire
Is Social Evolution Lamarckian or Darwinian?
November 22
Michelle
Baddely University of Cambridge
A Defence of econometrics
November 29
Brian Pinkstone
University of Adelaide
Persistent Demi-Regs, Robust Tendencies and Anticipating the Future : Critical Realism and the Singer-Prebisch Thesis

EASTER TERM 1999
April 26
Geoff Hodgson
University of Hertfordshire
The Supposed Theoretical and Policy Implications of Critical Realism: A Critique
May 10
Mark Setterfield
Trinity College, Hartford CT
Critical Realism and Formal Modelling: Incompatible Bedfellows?
May 17
Arjo Klamer
University of Rotterdam
The Art of Economic Persuasion

LENT TERM 1999
January 18
Geoff Hodgson
University of Hertforshire
Structures and Institutions: Reflections on Institutionalism and Critical Realism
January 25
Paul Lewis and Jochen Runde
University of Cambridge
A Critical Realist Perspective on Paul Davidson's Methodological Writings on and Rhetorical Strategy for Post Keynesian Economics
February 01
Wendy Olsen
University of Bradford
Credit Markets and Critical Realism
February 08
Sheila Dow
University of Stirling
Post Keynesianism and Critical Realism: What is the connection?
February 15
Stephen Nash
University of Cambridge
Uncertainty and Welfare: Frank Knight's expansion of Welfare Economics
February 22
Ingrid Robeyns
University of Cambridge
Methodological Issues in Feminist Economics
March 01
Esther-Mirjam
Sent
University of Notre Dame
Simon Simulating Science

MICHAELMAS TERM 1998
October 12
Tony Lawson
University of Cambridge
Moving Economics Forward. What has Methodology got todo with it?
October 19
Tony Lawson
University of Cambridge
Moving Economics Forward: Economics and Reality
October 26
Jochen Runde
University of Cambridge
Information Knowledge and Agency: The Information-
Theoretic Approach and the Austrians.
November 02
Geoff Hodgson
University of Cambridge
The Old and the New Insitutionalism.
November 09
Paul Downward and John Finch
Universities of Stafford
and Aberdeen
Empirical Methods and Inference: a Realist Commentary
November 16
Flavio Comim
University of Cambridge
Is there Commonsense in Critical Realism?
November 23
Jean-Pierre Dupuy
A Philosophical Critique of Rational Choice Theory.
November 30
Christian Knudsen
Copenhagen Business School
Do Methodological Choices Have Theoretical Implications? Sidney Winter's Realist Critique of Milton Friedman's Instrumentalist Methodology.

EASTER TERM 1998
April 27
Geoff Harcourt
University of Cambridge
On Political Economy, Religion and Method
May 11
Fred Lee
De Montfort University
Critical Realism, Grounded Theory and Post Keynesian Economics
May 18
Neil Costello
Open University
Routinising Change in High Technology Small Firms

LENT TERM 1998
January
19
Stephen Pratten
University of Cambridge
Making sense of Coase
January
26
Roger Backhouse
University of Birmingham
Uncritical Realism
February
02
Ron Martin
University of Cambridge
The New Geographical Turn in Economics: Some Critical Reflections
February 09
Mark Peacock
Charity Ends with the Lottery: the National Lottery, Economic Reason, and the Probability of Altruism
February 16
Michael Pollitt
University of Cambridge
Ethics and Economic Performance
February 23
Fabienne Peter
University of Harvard
Rhetoric vs.Realism in Economic Methodology: in search of a new Framework for Economics
March 02

Afternoon and Evening Workshop

Feminist Phiosophy: Realism and the Post Enlightenment Critique.

What Future for Feminist Theory?


Alison Assiter and Anne Seller



Kate Soper






Caroline New



Can there be a Feminist Realist Epistemolgy?



Humanism, Feminism and Postmodernism




Realism, Feminism and the New Idealism
March 09
Mie Augier
Copenhagen Business School
Knowledge, Rationality, and Decision-Making: A Realist Perspective

MICHAELMAS TERM 1997
October 13
Tony Lawson
University of Cambridge
Why bother with methodology?
October 20
Tony Lawson
University of Cambridge
A theoryof Social Reality
October 27
Geoff Hodgson
University of Cambridge
Economics: Where Should We Start?
November 03
Clive Lawson
University of Cambridge
A Competence Theory of the Region
November 10
Dan Hausman
Explanation and Diagnosis in Economics
November 17
Roy Rotheim
Realism and Post Keynesian policy
November 24
Sheila Dow
Stirling University
Hume Smith and Critical realism
December 01
Thorbjoern Knudsen
Copenhagen Business School
Perspectivism or Realism in the Assessment of Research Fields?

EASTER TERM 1997
April 28
Tony Lawson
University of Cambridge
What is Economics?
May 12
Diana Strassmann
Rice University
Identifying Economic Texts as Social Objects; or Why the Need for a Journal of Feminist Economics?
May 19
Heinrich Bortis
Keynes' Philosophy

LENT TERM 1997
January 20
Steve Pratten
University of Cambridge
Needs and Wants: The Case of Broadcasting policy.
January 27
Round Table Discussion
Evolutionary Economics.
February 03
Peter Lipton
University of Cambridge
Contrastive Explanation
February 10
Willy Brown
University of Cambridge
Methodological Issues in Industrial Relations Research
February 17
Tony Lawson
University of Cambridge
Assessing some Recurring Criticisms of Critical Realism
February 24
Tom Boylan andPaschal O'Gorman
Universityof Galway
Causal Holism
March 03
Paul Downward
University of Stafford
A Realist Re-evaluation of Post Keynesian Pricing Theory.
March 10
Simon Deakin
University of Cambridge
Contract Theory: the Necessity of Inter-Disciplinary Research

MICHAELMAS TERM 1996
October 14
Tony Lawson
University of Cambridge
Do Economists Need Methodology?
October 21
Tony Lawson
University of Cambridge
Theorising Social Being
October 28
Geoff Hodgson
University of Canmbridge
Thorstein Veblen and the Genesis of Evolutionary Economics
November 04
Patrick Baert
University of Cambridge
A Critique of the Economic Approach in the Social and Political Sciences.
November 11
Jane Humphries
University of Cambridge
Feminist Economics
November 18
Scott Meikle
University of Glasgow
The Metaphysical Formation of the Economic Realm
November 25
Steve Fleetwood
University of Cambridge
Beyond realism? Recent developmentsin Economic Methodology.
December 02
David Youngand Bernard Walters
University of Manchester
What is Post Keynesianism? A critique Of Recent Assessments

EASTER TERM 1996
April 29
Open Discussion
Critical Realism: Criticisms, Possibilities and Future Directions
May 13
Geoffrey Ingham
University of Cambridge
Money is a Social Realtion
May 20
Pat Northover
University of Cambridge
Evolutionary Growth Theory and Forms of Realism

LENT TERM 1996
January 22
Steve Pratten
University of Cambridge
The Closure Assumption as a `first step': on Coherence in Post Keynesianism
January 29
Frank Wilkinson
University of Cambridge
Trust in Business Relationships.
February 05
Jochen Runde
University of Cambridge
Is Popper a Popperian?: on Popper, probabilities and propensities
February 12
Paul Lewis
University of Cambridge
Metaphor and Scientific Realism
February 19
Alessandro Vercelli
University of Sienna
Uncertainty, Rationality and Learning: a Keynesian perspective
February 26
Rajani Kanth
Against Eurocentred Epistemologies: A Critique of Science, Realism and Economics
March 04
Neil Costello
Open University
Learning and Routines in High-Tech Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: The use of rich case studies
March 11
Des Gasper
Needs and Basic Needs

MICHAELMAS TERM 1995
October 09
Tony Lawson
University of Cambridge
The Possibility of Economics as Science
October 16
Tony Lawson
University of Cambridge
Critical Realism: A Theory of Social Reality
October 23
Jochen Runde
University of Cambridge
Assessing Causal Explanations
October 30
Fiona Scheibl
University of Hertfordshire
Critical Realism: Implications for Applied Research
November 06
Steve Fleetwood
University of Cambridge
A Realist Critique of Theories of Trade Unions
November 13
Geoff Hodgson
University of Cambridge
Biological Metaphors and Economics: From 1890s to 1990s
November 20
Antonio Califati
University of Ancona
How do Collective Agents Think?
November 27
John Foster
University of Queensland
Theorising Historical Processes in Economics: From Timelessnesss to Time Irreversibility

EASTER TERM 1995
May 01
John O'Neill
University of Lancaster
Essences and Markets
May 15
Paul Anand
De Montfort University
The Economic Anthropology of HIV and AIDS
May 28
Aly Fischer
Experiments and Economics

LENT TERM 1995
January 23
Steve Pratten
University of Cambridge
Operationalising Transaction Economics: Implications and Alternatives
January 30
Geoff Hodgson
University of Cambridge
The Necessity of Habits and Rules
February 06
Eckehard Rosenbaum
University of Cambridge
Value judgements and Evolutionary Epistemology
February 13
Frank Hahn
University of Cambridge
How do we get from Fiction to Reality?
February 20
Gary Mongiovi
University of Jamaica, New York
Sraffa, the Surplus Approach and Economic Method
February 27
Simon Deakin
University of Cambridge
Contracts, Co-Operation and Trust: the role of the Institutional Framework
March 06
Jonathon Perraton
University of Sheffield
Globalization of Economic Activity? Some conceptual Issues.
March 13
Geoff Harcourt
University of Cambridge
Doing Economics

MICHAELMAS 1994
October 10
Tony Lawson
University of Cambridge
A Predictive Science of Economics?
October 17
Tony Lawson
University of Cambridge
Critical Realism: What is it?
October 24
Andrew Collier
University of Southampton
Problems about Critical Realism
October 31
Patrick Baert
University of Cambridge
Critical Realism and the Social Sciences: Three Problems
November 07
Margaret Schabas
Is money real?
November 14
Kumaraswamy Velupillai
On the use of `New Mathematics' in Economics
November 21
Gabriele Pastrello
Time and Equilibrium: Two Illusive Guests in the Writings of Keynes, Hawtrey and Robertson
November 28
Steve Fleetwood
University of Cambridge
Marx, Hayek and Realism

EASTER TERM 1994
April 25
Brian Holley
University of Cambridge
The Poverty of Economism
May 02
Paul Dalziel
Process analysis, Realism and Macro-economics
May 09
Mark Peacock
University of Cambridge
Ethnomethodology, Rationality
and Realism
May 16
Daniel Hausman
What is Wrong with Economics?
May 23
Wade Hands
On the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge

LENT TERM 1994
January 17
Steve Parsons
De Montfort University
Problems with Realism in Economics
January 24
Frank Wilkinson
Cambridge University
Economy and Performance: What do Institutions do?
January 31
Colin Rogers
The Methodology of Post Keynesianism
February 07
Tony Lawson
University of Cambridge
Abstraction and Economic Modelling
February 14
Frank Hahn
Does Economic Theory Need Philosophy?
February 21
Bruce Caldwell
Possibilities for, and limits to, Methodology in Economics
February 28
Geoff Hodgson
University of Cambridge
Varieties of Capitalism: an Institutionalist Perspective
March 07
Bruce Caldwell
Hayek's Methodology: Explication, Analysis and Questions