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Association for Evolutionary Economics 

AFEE at ASSA - January 6, 7, 8, 2023

World at the Crossroads: Finding institutionalist pathways to
 social, economic and ecological co-existence


All AFEE Sessions and Events held at 

J.W. Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


 AFEE Special Events:

Thursday Jan 5: 4pm-5pm, Iris Room

JEI Editorial Board Meeting, by invitation


Thursday Jan 5: 5:30pm-10pm, Rex Room

AFEE Annual Board Meeting; open to AFEE members


Friday Jan 6: 12:30pm-2:15pm, Iris Room

Veblen-Commons Award Luncheon-prior reservation required

Dr. Jon D. Wisman, American University, 

“Thorstein Veblen, the Meaning of Work, and its Humanization”


Friday Jan 6: 5:30pm-7pm, Bacchus Room

AFEE Annual Membership Meeting

The AFEE membership meeting is an opportunity to recognize the 

recipients of awards, discuss the business of AFEE and any outcomes of the AFEE board meeting, and share details about members activities and possible future projects. 

- 2023 James H. Street Scholar Award, Huáscar Pessali 

- 2023 Clarence Ayres Scholar Award, Kanchana Ruwanpura

- JEI Editor’s Prize for 2022, Clotilde Champeyrache


Saturday Jan 7: 5:15pm-6:30pm, Rex Room

AFEE Presidential Address 

Mary Wrenn, University of the West of England,

"Overcoming Optimism and Moving Toward Hope" 


Saturday Jan 7: 6:45pm-8:30pm, Maurepas Room

AFEE Cocktail Reception


AFEE at ASSA Sessions


Session 1: Friday Jan 6, 8:00 am-10:00am, Bacchus Room

Institutional Economics: Intertwining Society, Economics, and Ecology

Chair:  John Nicholarsen, University of Denver, USA 


System Conflict: Polanyi’s Liberal Creed vs Putin’s Nationalist 


Ann Davis, Marist College, USA


Economists Know Best? Paternalism, Agency, and the DMDU 


George DeMartino, University of Denver, USA


Exploring the Role of Exit & Voice in Institutionalist Development 

of the Varieties of Capitalism

Bruno Gandlgruber, Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico

Miguel Ángel Gómez Fonseca, Metropolitan Autonomous 

University, Mexico


Changing Landscape of the Development Finance in the Case of Climate-Vulnerable Countries like Nepal

Kalpana Khanal, Policy Research Institute-Nepal, Nepal


The Baran Ratio, Investment, and British Economic Growth and Development

Thomas Lambert, University of Louisville, USA


Radical Conditioning: International Monetary and Institutional 

Design Principals for Economic Development Trajectories, 

Protections, and Preparations

John Nicholarsen, University of Denver, USA


Session 2: Friday Jan 6, 10:15-12:15pm, Bacchus Room

Sustainability and Change: Institutionalist Insights into Habits, Culture, and Policy

Chair:  William Waller, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA


Social Provisioning vs. Predatory Habits: An Ancient Yet 

Contemporary Battle

Felipe Almeida, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil


Meaningful Climate-Change Mitigation Policy Requires Accurate Measurement: Analysis, Critique, and Recommended Changes of Equations for Reporting Greenhouse-Gas Emissions to the EPA

F. Gregory Hayden, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Tasnim Mahin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA



Session 2 cont:

The Instrumentality of Culture

Jacob Powell, Bucknell University, USA 


Nature, Exploitation and Institutions: On the Political Ecology of Thorstein Veblen and Karl Polyani

Manuel Ramon Souza Luz, Federal University of ABC, Brazil

Ramon Garcia Fernandez, Federal University of ABC, Brazil 


Economic Resilience: What Can We Learn from Heterdox 

Economists of the Past?

Irene van Staveren, Erasmus University-Rotterdam, 

The Netherlands


What is Heterdox Economics? Does It Have a Future? A 

Comment on Hodgson’s Views

Matias Vernengo, Bucknell University, USA


Veblen-Commons Award Luncheon: Friday Jan 6 12.30pm-2:15pm, Room Iris

Prior RSVP Required

Dr. Jon D. Wisman, American University

Thorstein Veblen, the Meaning of Work, and its Humanization”


Session 3: Friday Jan 6, 2:30-4:30pm, St. Claude Room

The Reinvention of Money and Monetary Policy? Digital Currency and MMT

Chair:  Mary Wrenn, University of the West of England, UK


Can Blockchain Help the Financial Inclusion of Refugees? The Finnish Case

Sébastien Galanti, University of Orleans, France

Cigdem Yilmaz Ozsoy, University of Istanbul, Turkey


The Evolution of Innovation Agencies in Developing Countries: The Response to Crises in the Digital Economy

Sira Maliphol, SUNY-Korea, Korea


Stateless Money? Cryptocurrencies and Digital Banking in Brazil

Nicholas Trebat, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Social, Political, and Economic Dimensions of the Instituted 

Process of Central Bank Digital Currency: The Case of the Digital Yuan

Ricardo Siu, University of Macau, Macau


Virtual Property and Governance Structures with Blockchain

Antoon Spithoven, Utrecht University, The Netherlands



Session 3 cont:

A New Tool for Economic Policy: Central Bank Digital Currencies

Jacob Temperini, University of Rome-La Sapienza, Italy

Carlo D’Ippoliti, University of Rome-La Sapienza, Italy

Lucio Gobbi, University of Trento, Italy


AFEE Membership Meeting: Friday Jan 6, 5:30pm-7:00pm, Bacchus Room

Please join us for the annual Membership Meeting

Session 4: Saturday Jan 7, 8:00am-10:00am, Bacchus Room

Dependency and Structuralism in the Current Crisis

Chair:  Cristina Reis, Federal University of ABC, Brazil


Degrowth and the Global South? How Institutionalism Can Complement a Timely Discourse on Ecologically Sustainable 

Development in an Unequal World

Claudius Gräber-Radkowitsch, University of Flensburg, 


Birte Strunk, New School for Social Research, USA


From US ‘Informal Empire’ to Great Power Rivalry?

Carlos Aguiar de Medeiros, Federal University of Rio 

de Janeiro, Brazil


Analysis of Carbon Markets and Alternatives of Offsets in the Compliance and Voluntary Schemes

Clara Pardo, Del Rosario University, Columbia

Alexander Cotte, University of Santo Tomas, Columbia


Institutional Mishmash

Huáscar Pessali, 2023 James H. Street Scholar, 

Federal University of Paraná, Brazil


Thirlwall’s Law: A Critique of its Use for Developing Economies

Devin Rafferty, Saint Peter’s University, USA


Transnational Corporations and Global Value Chains in COVID-19 Times: Renewed Dependency in Center-Periphery Relations

Christina Froes de Borja Reis, Federal University of ABC, Brazil Ingrid Kvangraven, King’s College London, UK


Session 5: Saturday Jan 7, 8-10:00am, Endymion Room

US Economy under the Hammer: The Revenge of 

Neoliberalism-Fueled Hegemony

Chair:  John Watkins, Westminster College, USA



Session 5 cont: 

Capitalism and the Erosion of Human Health: What the 

Pandemic Has Laid Bare in the US

Alexandra Bernasek, Colorado State University, USA

Teresa Perry, California State University-San Bernardino, USA


Ceremonial Macroeconomics: Plan and Market in Public 

Discourse about the Economy

Barbara Hopkins, Wright State University, USA


Is There a Trade-Off Between Global Inflation and Great 

Resignation in the USA?

Kosta Josifidis, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Novica Supic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia


The Rise of Inflation: An Illustration of Corporate Power

John P. Watkins, Westminster College, USA

James E. Seidelman, Westminster College, USA


A Statistical Equilibrium Analysis of Firm-Specific Markup 

in the US

Jan Weber, University of Utah, USA


Social Security Privatization: Zombies Never Die

Timothy Wunder, University of Texas-Arlington, USA


Session 6: Saturday Jan 7, 10:15-12:15, Bacchus Room

The Aftermath of Crises, Controversies & COVID-19

Chair:  Alexis Stenfors, University of Portsmith, UK


The Dynamics of U.S. Swap Yields: A Keynsian Perspective

Tanweer Akram, Citibank, USA

Khawaja Mamun, Sacred Heart University, USA


Differences of Unconventional Monetary Policy between US 

and Japan

Akira Matsumoto, Ritsumeikan University, Japan


Financial Market Manipulation: from Beauty Contests 

to Sabotage

Lilian Muchimba, University of Portsmith, UK

Alex Stenfors, University of Portsmith, UK


The Evolution of Debt: An Institutionalist Perspective

Steven Pressman, New School for Social Research, USA 

Robert Scott, Monmouth University, USA



Session 6 cont:

UK Corporate Balance Sheets during Periods of Recession

Mimoza Shabani, University of East London, UK

Ali Hassan, Independent Researcher

Alex Stenfors, University of Portsmouth,UK

Jan Toporowski, SOAS University of London, UK


Involuntary Debt in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Jan Toporowski, SOAS University of London, UK

Ali Hassan, Independent Researcher

Mimoza Shabani, University of East London, UK

Alex Stenfors, University of Portsmouth, UK


Session 7 AFEE-IAFFE : Saturday Jan 7, 12:30-2:15pm

St. Claude Room

Selected Topics in Gender, Macroeconomics, Technological Change, and Mobility 

Chair:  Alexandra Bernasek, Colorado State University, USA


Monetary Policy Distributional Inequality: Analysis of Income, Unemployment, and Consumption by Gender and Race

Aina Krupinski Puig, American University, USA


Economic Stagnation and the Infrastructure of Care

Cristina Jenq, Criterion Institute, USA


The Intra-Household Allocation of Administrative Burdens

Lucie Martin, University College Dublin, Ireland


Moving Along: Exploring Gender Differences in Access to Spatial Mobility in Early Adulthood

Ramya Vijaya, Stockton University, USA

Naureen Bhullar, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India


Female Enrollment in Higher Education in India: Does Hostel Accommodation Play a Role?

Satyaki Dasgupta, Colorado State University, USA 

Annesha Mukherjee, Centre for Development Studies-Kerala, India


Robots and Women in Manufacturing Employment

Izaskun Zuazu, Institute for Socio-Economics and University 

of Duisburg-Essen, Germany





Session 8: Saturday Jan 7, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Bacchus Room 

Health, Human Development, and Harm: An Institutional Approach

Chair: Howard Stein, University of Michigan, USA


China’s Economic Transition: Domestic Conflict and Currency Internationalization

Natalia Bracarense, Sciences Po-Toulouse, France


Africa, between the Financialization Process and Its Commodities: Is There an Economic Development Path through the AFCFTA?

Alicia Girón, National Autonomous University of Mexica, Mexico

Andrea Reyes, National Autonomous University of Mexica, Mexico


Cuba’s Establishment of a Comparative Institutional 

Advantage in Biotechnology and Health

Geoffrey Schneider, Bucknell University, USA

Erdogan Bakir, Bucknell University, USA


Global Finance, Health Care and the Covid-19 Pandemic in Africa

Howard Stein, University of Michigan, USA


Conflict: Its Fundamental and Ignored Role in Economics 

and Economic Development

Lane Vanderslice, Academy for Educational Development and World Hunger Education Service, USA


Social Policy and Reproduction in Turkey since the 2000’s

Yavuz Yazar, University of Denver, USA



AFEE Presidential Address: Saturday Jan 7 

5:15pm-6:30pm, Rex Room

Please join us for the annual address from our President, Mary Wrenn: “Overcoming Optimism and Moving Toward Hope”



AFEE Cocktail Reception: Saturday Jan 7 

6:45pm-8:30pm, Maurepas Room

Please join us in celebrating a successful year. 


Session 9: Sunday Jan 8, 8:00am-10:00am, Bacchus Room

Institutional Answers to the Uncertainties of Societal 


Chair:  Faruk Ülgen, University of Grenoble Alpes-France, France


Labor Relations in a Post-COVID Economy: The Great Resignation through the Lens of Institutional Adjustment

Avraham Baranes, Elmhurst University, USA 

Lawrence Brown, Elmhurst University, USA 


Rethinking Development Financing: A Framework for 

Alternative IFIs

Gaëlle Despierre Corporon, University of Grenoble 

Alpes-France, France


Climate Action, Institutional Investors and Just Transition

Alicia Girón, Economic Research Institute and Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico 

Antonina Ivanova, Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, Mexico


Greening Monetary Policy: CBDCs to the Rescue?

Susan Shroeder, University of Sydney Australia, and University of Cambridge, UK


An Institutional Framework for a Sustainable Economic Transition

Faruk Ülgen, University of Grenoble Alpes-France, France, Lyubov Klapkiv, Marie Curie-Skodowska University, Poland


Minsky Meets Kapp: A Post-Keynesian Institutionalist 

Approach to Addressing Climate Change

Charles Whalen, University at Buffalo, USA


Session 10: Sunday Jan 8, 10:15am-12:15pm

Bacchus Room

Institutionalist Ideas for a Climate Policy Breakthrough

Chair:  Lynne Chester, University of Sydney, Australia


North American Hydrogen Economy and Auto Industry

Tuna Baskoy, Politics and Public Administration, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada


Methane Reduction in the Oil and Gas Industry: The Effects of Quad-O on Shareholder Wealth

Scott Carson, University of Texas, Permian Basin, USA


Session 10 cont:

Energy (In)Justice: How Can It Be Addressed?

Lynne Chester, University of Sydney, Australia


Circular Business Models and Institutions

Brian Chi-ang Lin, National Chengchi University, Taiwan


Prolegomena to an Evolutionary Theory of Development Banking for a Sustainable Future

Konstantinos Loizos, Centre of Planning and Economic 

Research, Greece 


Session 11: Sunday Jan 8, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Bacchus Room

Strident Nationalism, Democratic Decline, War: Quo Vadis, Global Geo-Political Economy?

Chair:  Gary Aurthur Dymski, University of Leeds, UK


The Real Causes of Russian Aggression against Ukraine

Olena Baklanova, Interregional Acadamy of Personnel 

Management and Odessa Institute, Ukraine


Gunnar Myrdal and Thomas Piketty on Inequality

John Battaile Hall, Portland State University, USA


Globalisation and Sovereignty in the 2020s: The Peak of Contradictions?

Svetlana Kirdina-Chandler, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia


Choosing between Neoliberalism’s Surface Diversity and a Socially Just Progressive Economy: The Case of State Capitalism in Post-socialist Transition

Anna Klimina, University of Saskatchewan, Canada


World at Democratic Crossroads: Seeking Institutionalist Insights

Paolo Ramazzoti, University of Macerata, Italy


Polanyi in Sri Lanka: Corrupted Capitalism, Dis-Embeddness and Public Protests

Kanchana Ruwanpura, 2023 Clarence E. Ayres Scholar

University of Gothenburg, Sweden




***END of AFEE at ASSA 2023***





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