VIII International Colloquium
Economic Growth, Structural Change and Institutions
Galway, ireland, May 26-28, 2011
Following the successful experience of the ‘1997 International Colloquium’ on Money, Growth, Distribution and Structural Change: contemporaneous analysis, and the organization of the ‘1999 International Colloquium’ on Economic Dynamics and Economic Policy to show the consolidation of our efforts to stimulate and sustain a critical dialogue, the ‘2001 International Colloquium’ on Structural Change, Growth and Redistribution was launched. The ‘2003 International Colloquium’ tackled the theme Globalisation, New Technologies and Economic Relations. All the above mentioned events took place in Brasilia-DF, Brazil and counted with the support of other institutions and the collaboration of scholars worldwide. The results in terms of research networks were stimulating and productive. All of them led to the edition of their respective proceedings in book format and published in Brazil.
Subsequently, this proposal extended its intercontinental projection with the organization of the ‘2005 International Colloquium’, which took place in Treviso, Italy in a joint effort with the PRIN-PROJECT (endeavor involving several Italian universities), dealing with Dynamic Capabilities between Firm Organization and Systems of Production. As a result, the Routledge International Publisher edited a collection of papers in January 2008. In 2007 the ‘VI International Colloquium’ was organized by the University of Brasilia in the capital of Brazil. The theme was Macrodynamic Capability and Economic Development. The assessment of the proceedings shows an emphasis on socioeconomic policies towards growth and distribution: Development with a Human Face. The ‘2010 International Colloquium’ was successfully organized under the theme of “Getting out the Current Economic Crisis: In the Light of Alternative Development Paradigms” by CEPN of the University of Paris 13 and Department of Economics of the University of Brasilia at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de Paris Nord.
All these events stimulated a study agenda involving outstanding international scholars from Europe, Americas and Asia. We were able to develop a productive exchange of research results covering a broad range of subjects, keeping the academy with the latest and meaningful efforts in Economic Theory and Applied Economics. This long venture covered both orthodox and unorthodox approaches, selected according to their relevance and original outlook.
In the spirit and success of the past colloquia organized in Brazil and in Europe by the Department of Economics of the University of Brasilia, the VIII International Colloquium entitled “Economic Growth, Structural Change and Institutions” will be organized jointly by the Department of Economics of the University of Brasilia (UnB) and J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics of National University of Ireland, Galway in Galway from the 26th of May to the 28th May 2011.
The event, as did occur since 1997, intends to stimulate a research agenda involving outstanding scholars from Europe, Americas and Asia. We expect to develop a productive exchange of research, ideas and results to highlight the latest and meaningful efforts in Economic Theory, Political Economy and Applied Economics.