SOS Meeting – Agenda

The information below outlines the agenda for the annual meeting of the Society of Socio-Economists (SOS) on Tuesday, January 6in Washington, D.C. A series of concurrent sessions will follow a morning plenary that is intended to provide a forum to discuss how the ‘socio-economic’ approach to economic analysis can help connect disciplines and perhaps chart new research collaborations/projects.

2014-12-11_0849A list of meeting participants can be found here.

The meeting is open to professionals, academics, and students. The registration fee is $75 for professionals and academics and $10 for students. This fee can be reduced or waived if needed.

9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Plenary Session

Topics to be discussed include…

  1. Socio-Economic Theory
  2. Sustainable Economic Growth
  3. Wealth and Income Distribution
  4. Poverty, Race, Gender, and Class
  5. Corporate Fiduciary Duties, Governance, and Social Responsibility
  6. Social Entrepreneurship
  7. Economic, Financial, and Environmental Regulation
  8. Economics of War and Peace
  9. Tax Policy
  10. Ethical Dimensions of Economic Analysis

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Luncheon Panel

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • 1-A Connecting and Integrating Strategies for an Economic Transformation

Nicholas Ashford (M.I.T.) (Organizer/Moderator)
Ralph Hall (Virginia Tech)
Katherine McFate (Center for Effective Government)

  • 1-B Reinventing the State in an Era of Inequality

June Carbone (Minnesota) (Organizer/Moderator)
Sara Jordan (Virginia Tech)
Nina Kohn (Syracuse)
Katie Wells (Virginia Tech)

  • 1-C Socio-Economic Theory

Robert Ashford (Syracuse) (Organizer/Moderator)
Stephan Padfield (Akron)

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • 2-A Governing Environmental Justice in the Context of Climate Change

Susan M. Sterett (Virginia Tech) (Organizer/Moderator)
Jalonne White-Newsome (WE ACT)

  • 2-B Financial Services Regulation in Times of Financial Crisis

Michael Malloy (McGeorge) (Organizer/Moderator)
Colleen Baker (Illinois)

  • 2-C Socio-economics Perspectives on Economic Theory

Stefan Padfield (Akron) (Moderator)
David Bieri (Virginia Tech)
Robert Kirsch (Salisbury University)

6:00 p.m. Concluding Plenary

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