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- Lille Centre of Sociological and Economic Studies; Institut dEtudes Politiques de Lille

Dates:November 27-28, 2008
Description:Poverty and Misery in the History of Economic Thought
Location:Sciences Po Lille, Lille, France
Subject:Papers dealing with the various issues at hand, i.e. determining the various forms of poverty, understanding the genesis of misery in capitalistic economies as well as the fashion in which misery may be produced by capitalism itself, possibly superseding in the process poverty in its previous social form, are sought for this colloquium. To work towards the end envisioned, rehabilitating writings that have thus far been ignored is not a path that we intend to follow, as we would rather, more modestly, look towards emphasizing the great works of economists, philosophers and writers of the modern era. From this point of view, four subject matters may be brought forward in the investigation of the issue of poverty as comprehended in economic works: - The evolution of categorization and measurement of poverty - The economic theory of poverty - Policies dealing with poverty, social justice and the extent to which poverty may be curtailed - Poverty, envy, frustrations and illusory riches [gem_ den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
JEL Code:B


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