14th World Congress of
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
June 20-22, 2012
"Towards an Ethical Economy and Economics"
Social economics, with its focus on social values, social interactions, and ethics, is particularly well suited to provide insightful analyses on the present state of economics as a discipline and on the state of the world economy. The international financial crisis, the European sovereign debt crisis, and increasing inequalities throughout the world raise important social and ethical issues concerning the interactions of governments, financial institutions, individuals, communities, and the economics profession. Social economics offers valuable alternative evaluations of economic activity that lead toward a more ethical and sustainable economy and a more relevant economics.
We welcome proposals for complete sessions and for individual papers – conceptual, applied and empirical – related to the theme of the conference as well as in all areas of social economics. Click here for the complete Call for Papers.
Student Paper Award
Papers presented by students may be eligible for the Elba Brown-Collier Best Student Paper Award. This paper must be written by a graduate student(s). Professors cannot be co-authors. For the submission, the paper should be no longer than 8,000 words. The award committee of senior members of the Association for Social Economics will adjudicate the submitted papers. ASE sponsors the award. The winner of the Best Student Paper Competition 2012 receives $400 USD and one year’s membership in ASE which includes subscriptions to the Review of Social Economics and the Forum for Social Economics
To be eligible for the award the student author must register for the conference and present her/his paper. The status of each author must be clearly stipulated (first, second and/or third authors, M.A. Students, Ph.D students, etc.) Please submit your paper through the regular submission process as described in the Call for Papers.
Conference Location and Events
The conference will take place on the campus of the University of Glasgow. All daytime sessions will be in the St. Andrews Building, 11 Eldon Street. Lunch will be provided. The opening plenary session and reception will be held at Òran Mór Restaurant in the heart of Glasgow’s fashionable West End. The conference dinner will be held at Chardon d’Or at 176 West Regent Street in the City Centre.
Sessions begin with the plenary session with the keynote address by Tony Atkinson and the reception on Wednesday, June 20th. You will be able to check in that afternoon in the St. Andrews Building. All other sessions will take place at the University of Glasgow. The Congress will end with the closing address—the Cairncross Lecture by Professor Ben Fine.
Opening Plenary Speaker
Sir Anthony “Tony” Atkinson
Research Professor, Department of Economics
Nuffield College, University of Oxford
Cairncross Public Lecture: In memory of Sir Alec Cairncross the Business School in collaboration with ASE will be hosting the Cairncross Public Lecture. This will take place on Friday, June 22nd during the 14th World Congress of Social Economics in the Lecture Theatre, St. Andrew's Building (StAC Room 213, Level 2). The speaker will be:
Professor of Economics
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London
Registration is still available online and will be available at the Conference. The Conference Registration includes the opening reception, all coffee breaks, lunch, and attendance to all sessions. The conference dinner will be held on Thursday, June 21. The fee for the dinner is not included in the Conference Registration. Guest registrations include the lunch, breaks and the opening reception. This does NOT include the conference dinner. Click here here for conference registration.
Conference Registration ---------$200 U.S.
Guest Registration -----------------$ 80 U.S.
Conference Dinner -----------------$ 80 U.S.
Lodging arrangements must be made by participants directly with their chosen hotel. Hotel information and booking assistance is provided by the University of Glasgow. Go to the website for the University at:
You may select University Residences to make arrangements for University Lodging. To book with a hotel, click on Booking Service. Please be sure to make your hotel arrangements early as hotel space near the University may be limited.
June 20, 2012 - Opening Plenary Session and Reception, Tony Atkinson, speaker
June 21, 2012 - Conference Dinner
June 22, 2012 - Closing Keynote Address, The Cairncross Lecture, Ben Fine, speaker