3rd annual conference

Exceeding boarders, risking pluralism. Perspectives of socioeconomic university teaching 3rd annual conference by the AS*EER | 20.2. – 22.2.2019 | University Duisburg-Essen

Ladies and Gentlemen, dear members of the AS*EER,

Since the financial and economic crisis, that started roughly ten years ago, a lot has changed in the field of economic research and teaching. Pluralism and interdisciplinarity – long time demands by an active reform movement – have already become inherent parts of the economic training at some universities. Nevertheless, many challenges that related to this issue remain unsolved:

How can pluralistic education in the field of economics work at universities? How can socioscientific interdisciplinarity in teaching be carried out in a practical way? How should interdisciplinary socioeconomic courses of studies be designed? How does the training of teachers in this field need to be designed? Which new types of media and methods for teaching are needed?

These questions will be addressed at the conference “Exceeding limits, risking pluralism”, the annual conference of the Association of SocioEconomic Education and Research (AS*EER). It will take place from the 20. until 22. February 2019 at the Institute of Socioeconomics (ifso) of the University Duisburg-Essen. The conference will be sponsored by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

The Call for Papers is closed, the agenda is complete and registration is open. We would love to welcome you in Duisburg in the next year! It would be great if you could inform your colleagues about this conference as well.

Place and time seem to be selected well: After all, the young Institute of Socioeconomics are obliged to the demand of following up economic questions from an interdisciplinary and pluralistic perspective at the intersection of economic and social sciences. The new master program by the institute will probably start with the winter semester 2019/2020. Therefore, this marks a well-chosen point in time to meet in Duisburg to discuss how successful courses of studies and teaching should look like.

The conference consists of two elements: the “Festival of Pluralism” for students and young scientists on the 20th and 21st of February and the AS*EER-annual conference on the 21st and 22nd of February 2019.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 
Friday, February 22, 2019


Universität Duisburg-Essen


Ha-Joon Chang