International Conference of Political Economy: International Adam Smith Conference in Turkey, (asconit)

Venue: Kocaeli - Çanakkale

Location: Kocaeli - Çanakkale, Turkey

Event Date/Time: Oct 01, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 04, 2009
Registration Date: Sep 01, 2009
Early Registration Date: Aug 01, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 15, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Sep 01, 2009
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We start our series of annual international political economy conferences with a conference on Adam Smith. We start with Smith because he is regarded as the founder of modern political economy. With his classical work An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations he established an internationally recognized major discipline in 18th century. Today, there is hardly any university throughout the world, which does not have an economy department.
One other reason for starting with Smith is the 250th anniversary of the publication of his classical work The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759). The anniversary is being celebrated with various events throughout the world. The Theory of Moral Sentiments is Smith's first work which, along with his Essays on Philosophical Subjects, served as the philosophical foundation for his later works.
The conference aims to explore various aspects of Smith's work, in particular the relationship between his two major works and what these works mean for our time. Papers to be presented at the conference may relate to following areas:
• The impact of his two works, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments on today’s local and global economic issues;
• Intellectual sources, context and legacy of Adam Smith;
• The typology of ethics in The Theory of Moral Sentiments;
• Adam Smith's philosophical work and political economy;
• Adam Smith and international relations;
• Adam Smith and his relation with other classical political economists;
• The relevance of The Wealth of Nations for contemporary issues;
• The foundation of a lasting economy based on the philosophy of Adam Smith, ethical and political issues;
• Global financial crisis and challenges to political economy in terms of the philosophy of Adam Smith, its relevance for global economy and developing countries.
These are some of the topics we would like to explore relevant to Adam Smith. Topics related to any aspects of Smith’s works, relationship between them, their meaning for our time, their significance for the following philosophers and political economists and other topics within the context of political economy should enrich the conference and expand the given framework for discussion. The language of the conference will be both Turkish and English.
The papers presented at the Conference will be published in English and Turkish in Adam Smith Review and Turkish Journal of Political Economy: "Ekonomi Politik".