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Economic Sociology and Sociology of Economic Thought: Lessons from the Ongoing Crisis


Place: Humboldtstraße 34, Seminarraum
Time: 23.05.2013 10 am - 24.05.2013 01 pm

organized by: Dr. Hanno Pahl (University of Lucerne, University of Jena), Prof. Dr. Oliver Kessler (University of Erfurt)

Da die Anzahl der Plätze für die Teilnahme beschränkt ist, bitten die Organisatoren um Anmeldungen bis spätestens zum 3.Mai an:

If you are interested in participating please email the organizers until May 3rd at since there is only a limited number of seats available.


Thursday, May 16th

10.00 - 10.30 Welcome and Coffee

10.30 - 12.30 Panel I: After Neoclassical Economics?

Henry Kelly: The Declining Hegemony of Neoclassicism. Alternatives for a New Economic Science

Matthieu Hughes: When a Feeble Force Hits a Perverse Object: Oversights of Mainstream Economics' Critique

Dorothee Wilm: Subject, Focus and Architecture of Post-Neoclassical Theoretic Alternatives - Commonalities and Differences of Selected Economic and Sociological Theories

Jan Sparsam: Explanatory Isomorphism in Economics and New Economic Sociology. Jens Beckert ́s Sociology of Markets

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 15.30 Panel II: Political Economy of the Current Crisis

Detlev Ehrig, Uwe Staroske: On the Instability of the Capitalist Growth Process and the Role of Financial Instability. Marx, Keynes and Minsky: Who Tells us the Story?

Peter Schaefer: That was Then, This is Now : The Post-Industrial Crisis Paradigm and its Problems

Joscha Wullweber: Everyday Economics: Accounting for Common Sense

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 - 18.00 Panel III: Sociology of Economics vs. Economic Sociology?

Oliver Kessler: The Sociology of Economics

José Ossandón: Economics and Economists as Research Objects: A State of the Art

Timo Walter: Performativity and Multimodality - The Disjunctive Assemblage of Economic Reality

Hanno Pahl: Agent Based Modeling as a New Super-Paradigm?

19.30 Dinner (Restaurant)

Friday, May 17th

10.00 - 10.30 Coffee

10.30 - 12.30 Panel IV: Elites, Experts, and Economic Knowledge

Elise S. Brezis: Financial Elites and Economic Crisis

Jens Maesse: Academic Actors. The Discursive and Institutional Construction of Economic Elites

Stefan Leins: Performing Expertise: The Production of Stock Market Forecasts Among Financial Analysts

Pierre de Larminat: Financial Investment and Social Division of Labour. Conditions of Realization of a Financial Institution

13.00 Lunch (Restaurant)