BLOCKCHAINED? Digitisation and Economic Policy

Call for Papers

The conference “BLOCKCHAINED: Digitization and Economic Policy” will take place from 18 to 20 March at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing as part of the series Normative and Institutional Basic Questions of Economics.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, the conference offers the opportunity to present and discuss a limited number of submitted papers in workshops as part of an open part of the conference. The papers should take up normative, institutional and economic policy issues in the context of the conference topic on digitisation. The papers will include theoretical and empirical contributions from the fields of economics, sociology, political science, law, comparative studies, and political philosophy.

Keywords for the thematic orientation of possible submissions:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Algorithms
  • Crypto currencies, blockchain, incomplete contracts, smart contracts
  • Digital social policy, productivity development and polarisation, challenges for freedom, justice and democracy
  • Political Economics of Digitization, Resources, Sustainability

If you are interested in the presentation of a paper, please send an abstract not exceeding 1,000 characters to Richard Sturn by 20 January 2019 at the latest (email subject: Blockchained). The papers will be selected by the editors and the advisory board of the Jahrbuch für normative und institutionelle Grundlagen der Ökonomik (Yearbook for Normative and Institutional Foundations of Economics) or by corresponding experts. An agreement on the acceptance is expected by 29 January 2019, when you will also receive all further information.

Prof. Dr. Richard Sturn


Prof. Dr. Rainer Böhme, University of Innsbruck • Prof. Dr. Tina Ehrke-Rabel, University of Graz • Prof. Dr. Lisa Herzog, Technical University of Munich • Oliver Suchy, Federation of German Trade Unions • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Klüh, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences • Prof. Dr. Anabell Kohlmeier, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences • Dr. Jan-Hendrik Passoth, TU Munich • Prof. Dr. Viktoria Robertson, University of Graz • Prof. Dr. Michael Roos, University of Bo-chum – Prof. Dr. Richard Sturn, University of Graz • Dr. Franz von Weizsäcker, German Society for International Cooperation

Conference organization:

Cornelia Spehr, Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, Schloss-Straße 2+4, D-82327 Tutzing, ++49/+8158/251-125 •

Further information can be found here.

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