World Congress Summer School in Social Economics
June 19-20, 2012
The Association for Social Economics held the first Summer School workshop for graduate students and recent Ph.D.s. held in conjunction with the World Congress of Social Economics in Glasgow, Scotland. The Summer School began the evening of June 19 and continued on June 20, 2012. The World Congress openen the evening of June 20 and concluded on June 22, 2012.
Aims: The Summer School brought together a small group of 24 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.
School topics included 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.
Eligibility: Fellows had to be graduate students or recent Ph.D.s (since 2007) in economics or related fields.
Awards: Fellows accepted to the Summer School received complementary room and meals for the Summer School and the World Congress, complementary registration to the World Congress, plus all Summer School materials, a package worth up to $1,400. Some travel stipends were also available on a competitive basis.
Fellow Obligations: Accepted fellows had to become members of ASE and submit a Summer School refundable deposit of $100 (that was be returned upon completion of the World Congress). All fellows were expected to participate in all sessions of the Summer School and to stay for the entire World Congress.
Program: Click here for the Program