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European Society for the History of Economic Thought ESHET; Japanese Society for the History of Economic Thought JSHET

September 11-13, 2015
4th ESHET-JSHET Joint Conference - European Society for the History of Economic Thought and Japanese Society for the History of Economic Thought
Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan
The main theme of the conference will be "War in the history of economic thought: the economists and the question of war". At the very time when many countries in the world are reflecting on the lessons of the World Wars on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI in 1914 and the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in 1945, we are today once again witnessing a rapid deterioration of relations between countries and a worrying increase of conflict in several parts of the world. While in the past a reflection on war has not been a permanent or main theme of debates, economists did have to deal with all the questions raised by wars. They discussed whether the expansion of trade could prevent wars ? the "doux commerce" thesis at the end of the XVIII century ? or how to organize a war economy, or how return to peace. Keynes' Economic Consequences of the Peace and How to pay for the war are among the most celebrated examples of this literature. [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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