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London Conf. on Cold War Economics | Oley.az
London Conf. on Cold War Economics

London Conf. on Cold War Economics

Deadline: 4 October 2015
Open to: PhD candidates, early career scholars and leading scholars of economic history and the political history of the Cold War
Venue: 14-15 December 2015, London, UK


LSE IDEAS invites paper proposals for the upcoming workshop entitled ‘Cold War Economics: the Theory and Practice of Development in Historical Perspective’ which will take place on 14 and 15 December 2015 at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The conference proposes to bring together leading scholars of economic history and the political history of the Cold War to examine the ways in which international politics and economic theory influenced each other during the second half of the twentieth century.

Suitable topics for discussion at the workshop range broadly both chronologicallyand geographically. They include: different theories of development and modernization (such as ‘modernization theory’, dependency theory, Marxism and neo-Marxism) and their impact on economic practices in the Cold War; economic organizations of the Cold War, including UNCTAD, the New International Economic Order, OPEC, and Comecon; the impact of economic theorists, such as John Maynard Keynes, Walt Whitman Rostow, Milton Friedman, Hans Singer, and Immanuel Wallerstein; and the techniques and technologies of development, including industrialization, export-processing zones, and the Green Revolution. The workshop will be based on the presentation and discussion of pre-circulated papers by a relatively small group of participants, divided in panels of 2 or maximum 3 presenters.


The workshop is open to PhD candidates, early career scholars and leading scholars of economic history and the political history of the Cold War from all over the world.


Accommodation and meals will be provided free of charge for the duration of the workshop to presenters, chairs, and commentators. Some bursaries will be available to cover travel expenses for participants from outside of London, but these are unlikely to be enough to cover all expenses for all participants. Priority will be given to PhD candidates and early career scholars who need to travel from afar.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please send your CV (max 2 pages) and a brief outline of your proposed paper (max 300 words) to coldwareconomicsgroup@gmail.com. Successful applicants will be notified by 16 October. For further information, do not hesitate to contact one of the organisers:

Alessandro Iandolo, LSE – a.iandolo@lse.ac.uk
Artemy Kalinovsky, University of Amsterdam – a.m.kalinovsky@uva.nl
Chris Miller, Yale University – cr.miller@yale.edu
Simon Toner, Dartmouth College – simon.toner@dartmouth.edu

For more information please visit the official website.



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