XV International Colloquium - Paris, France - May 2-4, 2018


XV International Colloquium

Paris – May 2-4, 2018

The Role and Impact of International Institutions
on Economic Theory and Policy


International institutions have for decades influenced national policies and the developing processes of internationalization in trade, financial transactions and other areas, with varying impact depending on the region and issues involved. They play an important role in promoting structural change and socioeconomic dynamics in different stages of the development process. Their role in the coordination of climate actions policies was an important determinant leading to the COP21 in Paris and the calendar of conferences established to monitor the implementation of increasingly ambitious climate actions. Their influence has been less in some other fields, especially the regulation of financial globalization. At a time when some countries are trying to reduce the influence of international institutions, it is relevant to assess how these institutions function, formulate policies, arbitrate and reconcile the interests of nation-states with those of global civil society, and exert influence at the national and international level. The 2018 Colloquium will focus on the role international institutions have play in recent decades and can play in the near future in the reformulation of both economic theory and policy to promote the economic security, welfare and well-being of all nations and all people.

Organization Institutions

Université Paris XIII

University of Brasilia 

The University of Brasilia (UnB) was created on April 21,1962 following the ideas of its founders, educator Anísio Teixeira and anthropologist Darcy Ribeiro. The latter became its first president (Rector). The architect Oscar Niemeyer designed its main building, the Central Institute of Sciences (ICC), also known as the "Minhocão". The undergraduate course in Economics was started in 1963, the MSc degree in 1973 and the PhD program in 1997. Over the years the Department of Economics has been committed to teaching and research at the frontier of the discipline. One main characteristic has been its plural vision in its approach to economic theory, and its respect for the different branches that the evolutions of economic ideas have taken. The Department of Economics at UnB has always been classified among the top Institutions in the country by the federal Ministry of Education, and has a national reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

For more information on UnB, please look at: http://www.economia.unb.br

World Academy of Art & Science

The World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) is composed of individual Fellows from diverse cultures, nationalities, and intellectual disciplines, chosen for eminence in art, the natural and social sciences, and the humanities. Established in 1960 by distinguished individuals concerned by the impact of the explosive growth of knowledge, its activities seek to address global issues related to the social consequences and policy implications of knowledge. The Academy serves as a forum for reflective scientists, artists, and scholars to discuss the vital problems of humankind independent of political boundaries. It is a forum where these problems can be discussed objectively, scientifically, globally, and free from vested interests or regional attachments. The WAAS was founded on faith in the power of original and creative ideas to change the world. Its motto is "Leadership in thought that leads to action." The aim of the Academy's founders was to function as "an informal WORLD UNIVERSITY at the highest scientific and ethical level, in which deep human understanding and the fullest sense of responsibility will meet."

For more information on WAAS, please look at: www.worldacademy.org 

World University Consortium

The World University Consortium (WUC) is a non- profit, nongovernmental, international, interdisciplinary, inter-sectoral organization founded in 2013 to promote the development of accessible, affordable, quality higher education for the whole world. WUC is dedicated to a human-centered approach to development that emphasizes the centrality of human capital, human rights, and human welfare. The consortium is open to all types of stakeholders willing to participate in a working alliance to develop effective solutions to the complex global challenges affecting different communities and nations.

For more information on WUC, please look at: http://wunicon.org

Organizating Committee

  1. Pascal Petit (France), Professor, University of Paris 13 – Committee Chair
  2. Joanilio Rodolpho Teixeira (Brazil), Emeritus Professor, University of Brasilia, Brazil – Vice Chair
  3. Garry Jacobs (USA/India) Chief Executive Officer, World Academy of Art and Science and World University Consortium.
  4. Barry Gills (UK, Finland), Professor, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki; Former Professor of Global Politics, Newcastle University, UK.
  5. Winston Nagan (USA), University of Florida at Gainesville, Florida, USA.
  6. Heitor Gurgulino de Souza (Brazil), President of the World Academy of Art and Science and World University Consortium.
  7. Maria Rosa Borges (Portugal), Vice-President of ISEG, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
  8. António Mendonça, (Portugal), President of the School Council of ISEG and President of CESA - Centre for African, Asian and Latin America Studies, Portugal.
  9. Saulo José Casali Bahia (Brazil), Professor, Federal University of Bahia
  10. Zbigniew Bochniarz (USA/Poland), Professor, Kozminski University (Warsaw), University of Washington and Harvard Business School.
  11. Neantro Saavedra-Rivano (Japan, Brazil), Graduate School of Humanity and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan.
  12. Mark Swilling (South Africa), Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University (President).

Paper Submission & Approval Process

Abstract submission: January 16, 2018 (Maximum 400 words)

Evaluation of abstracts: February 15, 2018

Selection for presentations based exclusively on abstracts

Submissions to be made to support@worldacademy.org – copies will automatically be forwarded to all members of the review committee for comments and recommendations. Responses to authors will go out at the end of the evaluation period under the name of the Conference Committee Chair after consultation based on consultations with the conference committee.

Selection Committee

Pascal Petit, Barry Gills, Garry Jacobs, Winston Nagan, Joanilio Rodolpho Teixeira

Publication of Papers

Ideally the colloquium will be able to arrange for publication of the conference proceedings or some conference papers. Authors also will have the option of submitting accepted papers to Cadmus Journal for review and possible publication. Submission deadline for the Spring 2018 issue is April 15, 2018 and for the Fall 2018 issue September 15, 2018.

Guidelines for Full Papers

Language: English, using the text processor WORD, font Times New Roman (size 12), spacing 1. Page setup: A4, Margins: top 2cm; bottom 2 cm; left 2 cm; right 2 cm.

Limit: 25 pages or 10.000 words, with abstract and 5 Keywords

Authors: maximum 3 authors, except with special justification

Maximum papers per author: 2

Conference Structure

Duration: two and a half days commencing on the morning of May 2 and ending at lunch on May 4. To be followed by an optional meeting of the new economy working group open to all participants interested. [If you prefer three full days, then this meeting will have to be postponed till the following morning, but we find 2.5 day conference an effective duration for intense deliberations.]

Presentation of Papers – 18 papers

30 minutes is reserved for presentation and Q&A for each paper -- (20 min) for presentation and 10 min for Q&A. If time permits in the schedule depending on the number of papers accepted, the time allocated for breaks and lunch, and the closing time for the conference each day, we would prefer to add 15 minutes at the end of each session for general discussion of the session topics. Abstracts will be previously distributed to participants before the colloquium. 

Panel Discussions – 5 panels

The panels will be on overarching themes related to the future of economic theory and policy. Ideally they would relate to but not be limited by the topics of the sessions for paper presentation.

The intention is to encourage open discussion and active involvement of more participants.

Chair plus 3-4 panelists (5-7 min each) followed by Q&A and open discussion

Provisional Agenda (subject to modification to fit Paris norms)

May 2

9:00 – 9:30 am Inaugural session

9:30 – 11:00 am Papers 1-3

11:00 – 11:30 am Break

11:30 – 12:30 Panel A

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 3:00 pm Papers 4-5

3:00 – 4:00 pm Panel B

4:00 – 4:30 pm Break

4:30 – 5:30 pm Papers 6-7

May 3

9:00 – 10:00 am Papers 8-9

10:00 – 11:00 am Panel C

11:00 – 11:30 am Break

11:30 – 12:30 Papers 10-11

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 3:30 pm Papers 12-14

3:30 – 4:00 pm Break

4:00 – 5:00 pm Panel D

5:00 – 6:00 pm Papers 15-16

May 4

9:00 – 10:00 am Papers 17-18

10:00 – 11:00 am Panel D

11:00 – 11:30 am Break

11:30 – 12:30 General Discussion and Closing Remarks

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch

(optional activity)

2:00 – 4:00 New Economic Theory Working Group – open to all