In July 2009, philosophy of economics was on the cover of The Economist that asked: “What went wrong with economics?” However, although philosophers of economics have been discussing these same issues for a long time, they were not mentioned in The Economist. So it was philosophy of economics that was on the cover of The Economist, not philosophers of economics or any of their contributions. Moreover, philosophers of economics did not actively contribute to the lively methodological discussion after the crisis. So philosophers of economics were late in responding to the pressing questions that economists and the general public were asking.
To improve the situation slightly, we are organizing a symposium at the EAEPE conference in Bordeaux (28-30 October 2010). We are looking for papers that will diagnose the alleged failures of economics, will evaluate the status of economics after the crisis, and will provide some answers to the questions that practicing economists and the general public have been asking about economics.
Please send a proposal for a contribution (400-500 words) to Uskali Mäki