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Event: XII. Conference of the International Network for Economic Method (INEM)

Event date November 19, 2015 - November 22, 2015
Location University of Cape Town, South Africa
Host(s) Research Unit in Behavioural Economics and Neuroeconomics (RUBEN) in the School of Economics
Event website/information - see cfp for submission deadlines

CFP for INEM Cape Town 2015

XII. Conference of the International Network for Economic Method
November 19-22, 2015
University of Cape Town, South Africa

The twelfth INEM conference will be hosted by the Research Unit in
Behavioural Economics and Neuroeconomics (RUBEN) in the School of Economics
at the University of Cape Town.

Keynote speakers
George Ainslie, University of Cape Town & Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Coatesville PA; Nancy Cartwright, Durham University; Glenn Harrison, Georgia
State University; Edward Leamer, UCLA; Dori Posel, University of KwaZulu-
Natal; Nat Wilcox, Chapman University

Panel Discussion
‘Methodological Issues in Statistical Analysis for Policy Risk Assessment’. Sponsored by the Center for Economic Analysis of Risk, Georgia State
University. Participants: Nancy Cartwright, Glenn Harrison, Edward Leamer,
Nat Wilcox.

Call for papers
Proposals for contributed papers as well as symposia (of three papers each)
are welcome in all areas of philosophy of economics and economic
methodology, including ethical aspects of economics and the foundations of
rational choice theory. Submissions that focus on methodological and
philosophical issues related to poverty, inequality and development are
particularly welcome. We especially encourage submissions from graduate
students and members of underrepresented groups. Graduate students whose
abstracts are accepted for inclusion in the programme will have travel and
accommodation (in on-campus residences) expenses, other than airfare,
covered by INEM.

Abstract submission
Please submit an abstract (300-500 words) on the online abstract submission
form at the following link: Be sure to indicate
whether you are a graduate student. To facilitate efforts by accepted
contributors to secure institutional funding, acceptances will be
communicated on a rolling basis within one month of submission. However, no
submissions will be considered after September 10, 2015.

Symposia proposal submission
Please submit a description of a symposium (1,500-2,000 words) to . The description should contain both a clear
explanation of the topic as well as three short (200-300 words) abstracts of
the papers. Please prepare the description for anonymous review and submit
it as an attachment (*.pdf). Please include the contact details of the
symposium chair and all authors (name, affiliation, email address) in the
email. The deadline for submissions is 30 June, 2015. Acceptance will be
communicated by 31 July, 2015.

Traveling to Cape Town
Cape Town is a long trip for most, but good airfare deals are available on
various airlines if booked well in advance. Airlines serving SA from Europe
include British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, KLM, Lufthansa, Emirates, Etihad,
Turkish Airlines, Air France and South African Airways. Airlines serving SA
from North America include Delta, Emirates, American Airlines / British
Airways, South African Airways, and Air Canada / Lufthansa. Qantas, Air New
Zealand, Korean Air and several Chinese and Japanese airlines fly to
Johannesburg with connections to Cape Town.

Accommodations in Cape Town
For suggestions and prices on hotels and B&Bs, go to All
suggested accommodation sites are in safe areas serviced by secure public
transport in addition to taxi service, as is the scenic UCT campus on Table
Mountain, where the conference will take place.

Organising committee
Greg Fried, Andre Hofmeyr, Harold Kincaid, Don Ross, with assistance from
Belinda Chapman

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