Dear colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to this year’s International Symposium on Economic Thought (ISET) . Although only a few years old, the Research Platform on Economic Thought (RePEcT) and its Symposium has already become one of the most exciting venues for the development of innovative economic theory. By pushing the boundaries of economic analysis to include political, social, and cultural institutional structures, conference participants have blazed a path for a vibrant economic theory, and renewed policy to address the crisis of our time.

We would be honored to have you join us in this vital project and look forward to your active participation in this year’s Symposium.

With best wishes,

President of Symposium,

Gerald Friedman

Professor of Economics

University of Massachusetts at Amherst




In economic theory the conclusions are sometimes less interesting than the route by which they are reached.