II Conference Julio Olivera


‘Do you want to raise economic growth’s rate in a persistent way? Promote education. Do you want economic growth to be translated into a long-lasting economic development? Promote education. Do you long for economic development to bring progress and wellbeing for everyone? Promote education. Invest the most on the best possible education. Encourage the sciences, literature and arts, natural and cultural sciences. (…) The sure path driving from hardship to abundance does not diverge from that driving from ignorance to knowledge and from error to truth.’

Prof. Julio H.G. Olivera (own translation)

Economics usually studies underdeveloped countries through two main questions: What does differentiate them from the developed world? Which transformations should be put in place in order to improve their population’s living conditions? The answers to these questions generally place the State in the center of the scene. Nevertheless, and judging by underdeveloped countries’ experiences, these enquiries have not received yet a complete nor a satisfactory response.

The present scenario, characterized by accelerated social and technical changes, reveals the shortcomings of underdeveloped countries in implementing articulated policies capable of accomplishing a structural change and an improvement in their population’s life quality, or in shorter terms, a sustainable development path. Furthermore, this scenario demands an analysis that leaves behind the State versus Market antagonism in order to develop, through a profound debate, a new concept of the State and its role in underdeveloped countries. This debate must take up the contributions of Political Economy, but it should also include various long ignored perspectives in development theory, such as gender relations and their role in explaining inequalities. In this way, it is necessary to formulate new questions regarding economic development, recognizing the State as a potential transforming actor in the context of current challenges.

The 2nd Conference on Development Planning “Julio H.G. Olivera” intends to provide an open platform for discussion and debate based on transformative research and education, nourished by scholars, teachers and students working together with the desire to build an inclusive, plural and democratic society.

2nd Conference “Julio H. G. Olivera”

The Conference will take place on July 11th and 12th 2019, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and aims to generate an open and plural debate space through a call for papers (see below). Additionally, it will count with the presence of prominent speakers and discussants in special sessions.

We invite the submission of empirical and/or theoretical contributions within these main themes:

  1. Productive structure, natural resources exploitation, industrial development and service-led growth.
  2. International financial integration of underdeveloped countries.
  3. Planning and regional integration, multilateralism and the role of underdeveloped countries in the current international division of labor.
  4. Development, employment, future of work, inequality and poverty.
  5. Development macroeconomics.
  6. Planning and policies for development:
    a) Science, Technology and Innovation for development.
    b) Financing for development.
    c) Political economy, the State & Institutions for development.
    d) Development with a gender perspective.
    e) Ecological economics.
About the submissions

The first edition of the Conference encourages those authors who wish to participate as exhibitors to submit their papers. To do this, they must complete the following form, where they can upload their work.
The papers must comply with the following characteristics:

i) Only unpublished works (not published in journals, papers in the working paper stage are valid) with length lower than 10,000 words (including footnotes, appendix and references).
ii) Languages: Spanish, English or Portuguese.
iii) Only full papers will be evaluated (submissions consisting only in abstracts will be rejected).
iv) Deadline for submission: Sunday, April 21, 2019.

Important dates

Deadline for papers submission Sunday, April 21, 2019
Acceptance notification Friday, May 17, 2019
Conference Thursday 11 and Friday 12 July 2019

For further information, please contact via mail: conferenciaolivera@gmail.com

Organizing Committee:

Nicolás Águila, New School for Social Research.
Pablo Bortz, Centre for Studies on Economics and Development, IDAES-UNSAM, CONICET.
Lorenzo Cassini, Centre for Studies on Economics and Development, IDAES-UNSAM, CONICET.
Juan M. Graña, Centro de Estudios sobre Población, Empleo y Desarrollo, IIE-FCE-UBA, CONICET
Violeta C. Guitart, IDAES-UNSAM.
Alberto Müller, Centro de Estudios de la Situación y Perspectivas de la Argentina, IIE-FCE-UBA.
Cecilia Rikap, Centre de Population et Développement, IRD/Université Pars Descartes.
Verónica Robert, Centre for Studies on Economics and Development, IDAES-UNSAM, CONICET.
Darío Vázquez, Centre for Studies on Economics and Development, IDAES-UNSAM, CONICET.

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