SymposiumPublished on 30.05.2019

Pluralism in Economics and Finance: state of the art (25-26 June 2019, University of Fribourg, Pérolles) - Program & Press Release

Training programmes of universities and business schools that have shaped worldviews and behaviours have undoubtedly contributed to the economic crisis that is still shaking many countries today. Financial innovations, mathematical models and theoretical frameworks based on idealized assumptions have given the illusion of controlled risks and limited volatility. 

Based on this observation, it is urgent to promote three forms of pluralisms in the economics curricula: pluralism of schools of thought, of methods and of disciplines. The participants to the symposium are invited to share their analysis on these three axes, while reflecting on the potential challenges that could arise from a pluralistic teaching of economics.


When? from 25th June 2018 (10h.00) to 26th June 2019 (12h.15)

Where?  Building PER 21/ Room A 230 (Tuesday) et Room D 230 (Wednesday)- Bd de Pérolles 90 / 1700 Fribourg

Tariff Free for AREF members. For non-members of AREF: CHF 30.- /Tuesday & CHF 15.-/Wednesday (CHF 15.-/day for students) - CHF 40.- for the two days, including dinner aperitif on Tuesday evening 

Compulsory registration Deadline 14.06.2019.


Speakers :

Prof. Gilles Campagnolo (FR/Uni Aix-Marseille)
Prof. Marc Chesney (CH/Uni-ZH
Prof. Paul Dembinski (CH/Uni-FR)
Michael Derrer (CH/HSLU)
Institut Veblen
Prof. Nils Goldschmidt (DE/Uni Siegen)
M. Jean Laville (Swiss Sustainable Finance)
Dr. Virgile Perret (CH/Obsfin)
Prof. Helge Peukert (DE/Uni Siegen)
Rethinking Economics Switzerland