The Global Contours of Growth & Development Beyond the Crisis – Call for papers

globeIn its first year SPERI Conference looked at the British growth crisis. Last year, it tackled Europe. This year it will take on the global political economy – focusing on the dynamics and patterns of the distribution of growth and development across with world.

Plenary speakers include: Linda Weiss (University of Sydney), Tony Payne (University of Sheffield), Gregory Chin (York University, Toronto), Wang Yong (Peking University), John Mathews (Macquarie University, Sydney), Craig Murphy (University of Massachusetts, Boston), Andy Sumner (King’s College, London) and Raphael Kaplinsky (Open University, UK).

We now invite papers and proposals for other panels and round-tables that address the below topics from a wide range of theoretical perspectives and approaches.

Papers can be broad and sweeping in their remit, addressing issues at a global or macro-regional level, or focused and specific, addressing particular national or local examples of the success or failure of growth and development. We wish to draw on empirical insights from a wide range of regions, countries, localities and societies.

Topics of interest:

  • Is this a ‘global’ economic crisis, and can we adequately understand the global distribution of growth through this lens?
  • What kinds of patterns and dynamics of growth are in evidence across the global economy?
  • How can we explain and understand the emergence of new patterns of high and low growth in diverse regions and countries?
  • How should we understand the relationship between growth and development across the global political economy?
  • What are the social foundations of growth models and the social and developmental consequences of the dynamics of growth?
  • What are the global political consequences of changing patterns of growth and development?
  • What types of growth and development have alleviated vulnerability or sustained resilience to crisis, and what types of strategies have emerged to deal with the repercussions of crisis?
  • What do current patterns of growth and development tell us about ‘what works where’ in relation to economic strategy and policy?
  • What specifically can be learnt about all or any of these questions from studies of growth and development within particular countries?

Please email abstracts (of no more than a page in length) of proposed papers/panels to Sarah Boswell by emailing by no later than Friday 31 January 2014.