Summer School in Social Economics

June 21-22, 2015

and World Congress of Social Economics

June 22-24, 2015

The Association for Social Economics announces an exciting Summer School workshop for graduate students and recent Ph.D.s. to be held in conjunction with the 15th World Congress of Social Economics.  These will be held at Brock University at St. Catherines, Canada (across the border from Niagara Falls, NY and within reasonable shuttle of the Buffalo, NY airport).  The Summer School begins at noon on June 21and continues on June 22.  The World Congress opens the evening of June 22 and concludes on June 24.

Niagara Falls

Aims: The Summer School brings together a small group of fellows to discuss the central concerns of social economics as a springboard for cutting-edge research and teaching.  Social economics is centrally concerned with questions of social, cultural and ethical values in economic life and the study of these questions at philosophical, theoretical, empirical and policy-related levels.

Summer School topics include aspects of: (1) Social economics, the history of economic thought, and frameworks for thinking about ethics and economics; (2) core topics in social-economics research (theory of the individual, the role of social and cultural values in economic life, inequality, poverty, needs, capabilities, social justice, human flourishing); (3) contemporary topics and empirical research in social economics (the social economy/third sector, social networks, fair trade, socially responsible consumption and production, experimental work on fairness, etc.); and (4) publishing outlets and strategies for graduate students and recent Ph.D.s. 

Fellows must to be graduate students or recent Ph.D.'s in economics or related fields. 

Awards:  Fellows accepted to the Summer School will receive complementary room and meals for the Summer School, complementary registration and room for the World Congress, complementary pass to the plenary session, and all Summer School materials, a package worth up to $1,400.  Some travel stipends are also available on a competitive basis.

Fellow Obligations:  Accepted fellows must become members of ASE and submit a Summer School refundable deposit of $100 (that will be returned upon completion of the World Congress).  All fellows must commit to participating in all sessions of the Summer School and to staying for the entire World Congress.

Program: Click here for the Program