Call for Papers: 2020 Prague Conference on Political Economy

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We are inviting you to participate in the 16th annual  Prague Conference on Political Economy (PCPE). PCPE is an international and interdisciplinary gathering of scholars focusing their research on a broad approach to the study of social reality crossing traditional disciplines. Scholars writing in the tradition of PPE, PPE&L or the Austrian School of Economics and  political economy of freedom are particularly welcome.


Franz Cuhel Memorial Lecture

Peter G. Klein is W. W. Caruth Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University and Senior Research Fellow with the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise. He is also Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Management at the Norwegian School of Economics and Carl Menger Research Fellow at the Mises Institute. He holds an Honorary Professorship at the Beijing University of Information Science and Technology. He received a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Peter’s research focuses on the links between entrepreneurship, strategy, and organization, with application to innovation, diversification, vertical coordination, health care, and public policy. His work has appeared in Organization Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management, Managerial and Decision Economics, Strategic Organization, Journal of Industrial Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, and other outlets. Peter’s 2012 book Organizing Entrepreneurial Judgment (Cambridge University Press, with Nicolai Foss) received the 2014 Best Book Award from the Foundation for Economic Education. He has also received Best Paper awards from the Journal of Private Enterprise Education and the European Management Review. 

He is Associate Editor of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Perspectives.


Friedrich von Wieser  Memorial Lecture

Stefan Kolev is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau and Deputy Director of the Wilhelm Röpke Institute in Erfurt, Germany. He is currently Visiting Scholar at the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University Bloomington and Research Fellow at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University. He is founding member of the Network for Constitutional Economics and Social Philosophy NOUS, Research Fellow of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics HWWI and Board Member of Aktionsgemeinschaft Soziale Marktwirtschaft. He holds a PhD in economics and diplomas in business administration and economics from the University of Hamburg.

Stefan’s research focuses on the history of economic thought, especially ordoliberalism and Austrian economics, on constitutional political economy and on economic sociology, especially Max Weber and Friedrich von Wieser. He has published on the connections between F. A. Hayek, the “Old Chicago” School and the ordoliberals, and on the revitalization of ordoliberal political economy in the global-digital age. His book "Neoliberal Conceptions of the State in Comparison" was published 2017 in an expanded second edition by De Gruyter Oldenbourg. His recent article on Wieser "The Puzzles of a Triumvir: Friedrich von Wieser as Political Economist and Sociologist" was published in The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought (2019).

He is Co-Editor of the ORDO Yearbook of Economic and Social Order and of the Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of History of Political Economy and of History of Economic Ideas

For more information and registration visit the PCPE2020 site.