STOREP (2020 and 2021) Symposium in ROPE

Review of Political Economy
Volume 34, Number 4, April 2022

STOREP Symposium

Ivan Moscati, Paolo Paesani & Antonella Stirati

Alfred Marshall, Evolutionary Economics and Climate Change
Fourth Annual Tiziano Raffaelli Lecture, STOREP Conference, Rome, October 2020
Sheila Dow

MMT, Sovereign Currencies and the Eurozone
Marc Lavoie

Are Shadow Moneys Money Proper? A Critical Discussion from the Perspective of the History of Monetary Theory
Bruna Ingrao, Francesco Ruggeri & Claudio Sardoni

Framing Institutional Choice, 1937–1973: New Institutional Economics and the Neglect of the Commons
Maxime Desmarais-Tremblay & Aleksandar Stojanović

Introduction to the STOREP symposium
Ivan Moscati, Paolo Paesani & Antonella Stirati


In 2019, ROPE’s editor Steve Pressman and incoming editor Louis-Philippe Rochon agreed to initiate a collaboration between the Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (STOREP) and the Review of Political Economy.1 A first Symposium from the STOREP annual 2019 conference was published in April 2021. Due to the pandemic both 2020 and 2021 annual conferences were held online, and the 2020 conference was postponed to the fall, after the usual June meeting had been canceled. Given these exceptional circumstances this Symposium collects papers presented at both conferences. The papers submitted for publication, after a first screening by the editors and appointed members of the conference’s scientific committee, underwent the usual rigorous refereeing process.

The 17th annual STOREP conference was held online on the 1st and 2nd October 2020, hosted by the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Department of Economics and Finance. The title of the conference “The Power of Economic Ideas” reflected its focus on the role of economic theory in shaping the economy, through policies, institutions, and individuals. The conference hosted over 70 papers that explored, among other issues, Macroeconomic policies and their theoretical underpinnings with a focus on Europe, Globalization and capitalism, performativity and its relevance for market and policy design, wage and employment issues and their gender and distributive implications, incentive-based policies and their influence on health and the environment, experimental investigations of market and social interaction.

The 18th annual STOREP conference was held online on the 17th and 18th June 2021, and hosted by the University of Insubria, Department of Economics. The conference title was “Law and Economics: History, Institutions, Public Policies”, and it featured almost 100 papers. These papers explored, among other things, issues related to the history of law and economics, from the seminal contributions of Director, Coase, Posner and Becker to more recent developments; the history of antitrust and corporate law; the analysis of the interplay between government, other legal institutions, and markets; comparative institutional analysis and comparative political economy; the effects of law-and-economics research in shaping economic policies, new legislation, or court decisions; and the effects of legal definitions on economic development, inequality and other major economic phenomena.

Both Conferences also organized initiatives with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (Young Scholars Initiative) as well as with “Rethinking Economics”.