Call for Papers

4rd European MMT Conference 2024:

August 31st – September 1st, 2024

The Samuel Pufendorf Society for Political Economy invites everyone to contribute to the 4th European MMT Conference. This conference aims to shed light on the role MMT, other approaches to monetary theory and heterodox macroeconomics can play in addressing contemporary theoretical and practical challenges.

Amidst the shifting tides of economic stability and geopolitical upheavals, a nuanced inquiry into the role of money within democratic frameworks is needed. While recent inflationary episodes have subsided, their lingering effects prompt reflection on the broader implications of power dynamics in society. Against the backdrop of potential political shifts, such as the resurgence of populist figures like Donald Trump, attention turns to the intricate relationship between money and political influence.

Key themes for exploration include:

  • ● How do money and underlying structures shape power relations, both globally and in everyday life?

  • ● How does the distribution and circulation of money intersect with democratic principles?

  • ● How should our monetary structures be designed to address contemporary crises?

  • ● What insights can we gain about pressing issues from understanding what money is and how it functions?

This conference seeks to delve into these finespun investigations, inviting interdisciplinary perspectives to illuminate the complex interplay between

money, power, and economic challenges. By engaging with these subtleties, we aim to deepen our understanding of the multifaceted dynamics that underpin contemporary socio-economic landscapes. ______________________________________________________________

We welcome research papers, case studies, theoretical analyses, and other relevant contributions to the following topics and beyond from scholars of all disciplines:

  • ● Intersection of money and power

  • ● Money as a public and/or democratic tool

  • ● Dissecting money and gender

  • ● Contemporary and historical conflicts between theories on money

  • ● The political ecology of money

  • ● Money in post- and neo-colonialist theory

  • ● Economic policy response to the Polycrisis

  • ● Anti-inflationary policy measures

  • ● 'Inflation' as a distributional conflict

  • ● Financial stability and instability

  • ● Return of industrial policy

  • ● Economic governance in the Eurozone and other currency areas

  • ● Explanations of inflation and new policy proposals to manage the price level

  • ● The political economy of the Eurozone and its member states

  • ● Reform proposals for fiscal policy rules

  • ● Historical accounts of economic policy reactions in the Polycrisis

  • ● Green New Deal and other policies to bring forth the socio-ecological transformation

  • ● Public Purpose and the role of government in delivering change

  • ● Job Guarantee

  • ● Alternatives to GDP as indicators of a society's well-being

  • ● Empirical work on the effects of government spending

  • ● History of Economic Thought related to any of the issues above

  • ● Debates between MMT scholars and mainstream scholars

  • ● Examinations of the fiscal-monetary nexus

  • ● The role of inequality

  • ● The Latin-American lost decade of the 1980s

  • ● Law and Public Economics

  • ● Industrialization and Development economics

  • ● Economic Geography and Money

    Important Dates and Submission Procedure:

  • Final Paper Submission Deadline: August 30 , 2024
  • ● Conference Dates: August 31 – September 1

  • ● Paper Presentations: September 1st

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Submission Guidelines:

  • ● We welcome extended abstracts in English (300 to 600 words) outlining your research question, methodological and theoretical approach, interim results, and relevance to the above topics.

  • ● Presentations will be 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for discussion.

  • ● Presentations will preferably take place on-site in Berlin, but virtual attendance and presentation will be accommodated.

    How to Submit:

  • ● Send your abstract, including your name and institution, to

  • ● Additionally, register for the conference and indicate that you have submitted an abstract in the registration form.

    Contact Information:

  • For inquiries or further information, visit our conference website or contact the organizing committee at

We look forward to your participation and insightful contributions to the 4th European MMT Conference.