Annual Conference

THE 48TH ANNUAL UK HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT CONFERENCE

We are proud to announce that the 48th annual UK History of Economic Thought Conference  will be hosted in China by Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). It will take place 2nd-4th September 2016.

Further information about SUFE may be found at http://www.shufe.edu.cn.

Conference Programme

Thursday,   September 1st

09:00-18:00 Arrival and Registration: Howard Johnson Caida Plaza
   
18:00-20:00 Reception: Howard Johnson Caida Plaza

Friday,   September 2nd   Venue: Room 511, School of Economics, SHUFE

08:30-08:45 Registration: Room 511, School of Economics, SHUFE
   
08:45-09:00 Welcome Remarks: Cheng Lin (Chairman of Department of Economic History)
   
09:0010:30 Session I (Chair: John Vint)
 

09:0009:45

 

Richard Van Den Berg (Kingston University): “Chinese Influences on the Formation of Classical Political Economy: Some Critical Reflections”.

   
09:4510:30 Renee Prendergast (Queen’s University, Belfast): “Bernard Mandeville on the Possibility of Morality in Commercial Society.”
   
10:30-11:00 Group Photo: Floor 1, School of Economics, SHUFE
 

11:00-12:30

 

Session II (Chair: James Forder)

 

11:00-11:45

 

 

Ryan Walter (University of Queensland): “Smith’s Invisible Hand in Malthus and Ricardo”.

   
11:45-12:30

 

Nobuhiko Nakazawa (Kansai University, Osaka): “On the Development of Malthus’s Reformist Ideas”.
   
12:3014:00

 

Lunch: Howard Johnson Caida Plaza

 

 

 

14:00-15:30 Session III (Chair: Richard Van Den Berg)
 

14:00-14:45

 

Margaret Schabas (University of British Columbia): “Mill and Coleridge on the Commercial Spirit”.

   
14:45-15:30 John Vint (Manchester Metropolitan University): “J.S. Mill’s Bargaining Theory of Wages”.
   
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

 

16:0017:30 Session IV (Chair: Renee Prendergast)
 

16:0016:45

 

Steve Kates (RMIT University, Melbourne): “Classical Economics Explained: Understanding Pre-Keynesian Economic Theory”.

   
16:4517:30 Craig Freedman (Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales): “A Tale of Two Cities: A Priori Assumptions and A Priori Conclusions”.
   
18:00-20:00 Welcome Dinner: Howard Johnson Caida Plaza
   
20:30-21:00 THETS AGM (Venue TBC)

Saturday,   September 3rd   Venue: Room 511, School of Economics, SHUFE

   
08:45-08:55 Introduction to the Session on the Political Economy of the Han Dynasty and its Legacy: Terry Peach (University of Manchester)
   
08:5510:25 Session I (Chair: Zhong Xiangcai)
 

08:5509:40

 

 

Bertram Schefold (University of Frankfurt): “A ‘Western’ Interpretation of the Yan Tie Lun“.

   
09:4010:25 Terry Peach (University of Manchester): “Sima Qian and Laissez Faire: a Reconsideration”.
   
10:25-10:40 Coffee Break
 

10:40-11:50

 

Session II (Chair: Terry Peach)

 

10:40-11:15

 

11:15-11:50

 

 

Zhong Xiangcai (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences): “From School to State Ideology: Confucian Economic Thought in the Han”.

 

Cheng Nianqi (Shanghai Academy of social Sciences): “Wang Mang and the Controlled Economy”.

 

11:5014:00

 

Lunch: Howard Johnson Caida Plaza

 

14:00-15:45

 

14:00-14:35

Session III (Chair: Liang Jie)

 

Ma Tao and Li Wei (Fudan University): “Monetary, Fiscal and Taxation Systems in the Han”.

   
14:35-15:10 Li Chaomin (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics): “The System of Tribute Equalisation in the Han”.
   
15:10-15:45 Wang Fang (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics): “The ‘Land Quota System’ in the Han and its Historical Influence”.
   
15:4516:00 Coffee Break
 

16:00-17:10

 

16:00-16:35

 

 

Session IV (Chair: Li Chaomin)

 

Zhao Mairu (Northwestern University): “State Intervention in the Han”.

 

16:35-17:10 Cheng Lin (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics) and Zhang Shen (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences): “From Contention to Unification: The Transition of Economic Thought in the Han Dynasty and Its Legacy”.
   
18:00 Dinner (to be held at a restaurant in the Pudong district of the city)
   

Sunday, September 4th   Venue: Room 511, School of Economics, SHUFE

 

08:4510:15 Session I (Chair: Terry Peach)
 

08:4509:30

 

Jeremy Shearmur (Australian National University): “No ‘Thought Collective’: On Some Tensions in the Early Mont Pèlerin Society”.

   
09:3010:15 Li Weisen (Fudan University): “The Diffusion of F. A. Hayek’s Thought in Mainland China and Taiwan”
   
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
 

10:45-12:15

 

Session II (Chair: John Vint)

10:45-11:30 Bob Dimand (Brock University): “John Maynard Keynes narrates the Great

Depression”.

   
11:30-12:15

 

James Forder (Balliol College, Oxford): “A Reassessment of Milton Friedman’s Presidential Address to the American Economic Association”.
   
12:15-12:30 Closing Ceremony
   
12:30-14:00

 

Lunch: Howard Johnson Caida Plaza