Call for papers

Call for Papers
The 11th Conference of the International Walras Association

Walras’s Elements of Pure Economics 150 years after

Tokyo, September 9–10, 2024

The 11th Conference of the International Walras Association will be held at the Meiji University, Surugadai Campus, Tokyo from September 9 to 10, 2024.

The year 2024 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of the first book of the first edition of Walras’s Éléments d’économie politique pure (1874-77). In this groundbreaking book, Walras presented a general equilibrium theory in the mathematical form for the first time, ushering in the era of modern economic theory. The conference welcomes papers focusing on the following topics:

  • The current meaning and significance of Walras’s Éléments d’économie politique pure.
  • How Walras’s general equilibrium theory has been interpreted, developed, and disseminated since the publication of the Éléments d’économie politique pure in 1874.
  • The unsolved critical issues surrounding its interpretation (e.g., the role of Walras’s metaphysics and epistemology, the hermeneutic link between Walras’s pure, applied, and social economics, the time structure of his general equilibrium, entrepreneurs and uncertainty, money neutrality, capital theory).
  • The significance of the Marginal Revolution. The key differences among Jevons, Menger, and Walras that warrant contemporary attention.

This conference also serves as a tribute to Donald Walker (1934–2023), a historian of economic thought and the founder of the International Walras Association, commemorating his tremendous contributions to the study of Walras. Therefore, we especially welcome proposals of papers focusing on Walker’s studies.

Proposals for papers on any aspect of Walras’s economics (applied and social economics) are welcome.

An abstract within 300 words (in English or French) should be submitted by clicking here, latest by February 9, 2024. Notifications of the acceptance of papers will be sent in March 2024.

Full papers must be submitted by July 31, 2024. We accept English and French papers; but if you are submitting a French paper, please present your paper at the conference in English or prepare your presentation materials in English.

Details of the conference will also be announced on the website of the International Walras Association (

The conference will be co-hosted by La Société Franco-Japonaise des Sciences Economiques and Department of Economics, School of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University. It will be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Economic Theory and Policy to be held at the same location starting on September 11.

A Tokyo Bay cruise dinner is planned on September 10.

Local organization committee

François Allisson (Université de Lausanne)
Roberto Baranzini (Université de Lausanne)
Kayoko Misaki (Shiga University)
Takashi Yagi (Meiji University)

Scientific committee

Amanar Akhabbar (ESSCA Paris)
Alain Alcouffe (Université de Toulouse 1)
François Allisson (Université de Lausanne)
Richard Arena (Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis)
Roberto Baranzini (Université de Lausanne)
Michele Bee (Università del Salento)
Pascal Bridel (Université de Lausanne)
Annie L. Cot (Université de Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne) Pierre Dockès (Université Lumière – Lyon 2)
Alan Kirman (Université d’Aix-Marseille III & EHESS)
Jérôme Lallement (Université de Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Kayoko Misaki (Shiga University)
Thomas Mueller (Université Paris 8)
Jean-Pierre Potier (Université Lumière Lyon 2)
Jan van Daal (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

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