14th Annual STOREP Conference – Piacenza, 8-10 June 2017


Piacenza, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 8-10 June 2017

“Investments, Finance, and Instability”

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Venue – Registration – Accommodation

Invited Speakers – Raffaelli Lecture – Young Scholars

Social Activities – The “Social” (Media) Dimension

General Program

Minutes of the General Assembly, June 9, 2017

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Gotico Piazza Cavalli - Foto Lunini Piacenza

The 14th Annual STOREP Conference will be held at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, on June 8-10, 2017.
The title of the conference is “Investments, Finance, and Instability”.

Investments are the gamble on the future of a community. Their benefits span over the present. They stimulate aggregate demand. They have positive effects on expectations as well as spin-offs in terms of knowledge and innovation. Their benefits also project into the future adding productive capacity to a system.

Raising funds is necessary to undertake investment projects, which is one of the purposes (if not the main purpose) of a financial system. A question has emerged recently on how much institutional rules actually prevail at the international level to promote this task. The potential destabilizing forces that our financial systems have been able to unfold during the recent years make Keynes’s distinction between enterprise and speculation very relevant.

The debate on shaping a financial system to sustain investments is a crucial task which economists, entrepreneurs, bankers, politicians and historians must accomplish together. Calling for papers from various discipline, the 14th Annual STOREP Conference aims to contribute to this task.

Possible topics for the conference sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • alternative theories of investment,
  • international finance,
  • financial instability,
  • financial crises,
  • history and evolution of financial institutions,
  • competing views in macroeconomics.

We are pleased to announce that

  • L. Randall Wray (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, NY)
  • Pietro Alessandrini (Università Politecnica delle Marche)
  • Francesco Daveri (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza)
  • Domenico Delli Gatti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)

will join the conference as keynote speakers.

Besides plenary sessions, some parallel sessions will focus on the main topic of the conference; proposals of papers on all fields of the history of economic thought are also welcome.

Professor Marco Dardi will deliver the first “Raffaelli lecture”, elaborating on some of Tiziano Raffaelli’s main research topics.

Selected papers on the main topic of the conference will be published in a special issue of History of Economic Ideas.


Proposal submission

The deadline for abstract and session proposals is March 6, 2017. Notification of accepted and rejected abstracts and sessions will be sent by March 15, 2017.

Abstract proposals (with keywords, JEL codes, and affiliation) must not exceed 400 words. Session proposals (general description of not more than 600 words) should include the abstract of the three scheduled papers.

Proposals must be uploaded on the Submission website of the 14th Annual STOREP conference at: conference.storep.org (follow instructions by clicking on “For authors” in the right column menu).


Important dates

April 28, 2017: Deadline for early registration (early fees).

May 21, 2017: Deadline for late registration (late fee) and for submitting full papers.

All participants, including young scholars who apply for the awards, must become STOREP members or renew their membership.

All relevant information concerning registration fees, accommodation and programme will soon be published on this page of the association’s website, www.storep.org.


Young Scholars STOREP Awards

  • Scholarships for young scholars (under 40 years of age). In order to be eligible, the applicant is required to submit a Curriculum Vitae and a paper on any topic relevant to the history of political economy. The authors of the papers selected will be awarded free STOREP Conference registration, including the social dinner and the association’s annual membership fee. All applications, with CV and the final version of the papers, must be uploaded on the Submission website within May 15, 2017. Applicants will be informed about the result of the evaluation process no later than May 25, 2017.
  • The STOREP Award (of 500.00 €) for the best article presented at the Annual Conference by young scholars under 40 years of age. All applications, with CV and the final version of the papers, should be sent to segretario@storep.org no later than September 15, 2017.


Registration fees

STOREP Members

(early registration) by April 28th: 110€
after April 28th: 175€


(early registration) by April 28th: 160€ (annual membership included)
after April 28th: 225€ (annual membership included)

Young scholars (non-tenured, under 40):

STOREP members: 40€
others: 60€ (annual membership included)

Conference fees include Conference material, lunches, coffee breaks and a welcome cocktail (as specified in the programme). They do not include the Social Dinner, which must be paid separately (also for further guests).


Organizing Committee

Angela Ambrosino (Università di Torino)
Enrico Bellino (Università Cattolica di Piacenza)
Sebastiano Nerozzi (Università Cattolica, Milano)
Nicolò Pecora (Università Cattolica di Piacenza)
Silvia Platoni (Università Cattolica, Milano)

Scientific Committee

Enrico Bellino (Università Cattolica di Piacenza)
Giancarlo Bertocco (Università dell’Insubria)
Katia Caldari (Università di Padova)
Mario Cedrini (Università di Torino)
Maria Cristina Marcuzzo (Università La Sapienza, Roma)
Andrea Salanti (Università di Bergamo)


The Conference is sponsored by

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Facoltà di Economia e Giurisprudenza
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


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