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  • Villetaneuse

    Conference, symposium - Economy

    Predatory state

    This symposium is part of a recent and very dynamic renewal of research on the State in economics involving a critical examination of two dominant postulates of the discipline: 1) the assumption of an apolitical State or a benevolent dictatorship which pursues no private interest maximizing the general interest. 2) The assumption of “soft trade”, i.e. the exclusion of social conflicts, inter-state and intra-state wars in the presence of markets. Our discussions aim to explore how the sovereign, prudential, and providential dimensions of the state can be interpreted if these two assumptions are dropped. What is the place of conflictual power in the genesis and evolution of the rules governing the distribution of wealth and economic, social, and ecological development?

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Economy

    Pricing Practices, Ranking Practices

    Evaluation in Economic Life

    The international conference “Pricing practices, Ranking Practices: Evaluation in Economic Life” takes advantage of the anniversary of Zelizer’s book to explore a variety of subjects related to the question of evaluation, from compensation practices to cultural algorithms. By putting in dialogue American, European and French scholars working on evaluation, what can we learn about the construction, implementation, and consequences of pricing and ranking practices in the modern world?

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