The ASA annual meeting is being held in Atlanta, Georgia, August 14-17, 2010.

Call for Papers

Knowledge about the Economy: Creating It and Using It

The ongoing financial crisis has made clear the limits of our knowledge
about the economy.  Recently, several promising lines of sociological
research have begun to explore the creation and application of such
knowledge.  These include work on the performativity of economics, work
examining economists as professionals, and work looking at how economic
knowledge is used in politics.  While groundbreaking research has been done
in each of these areas, a conversation across these approaches has just
started to develop.  This session aims to bring together scholars studying
economic knowledge from these or other perspectives to highlight common
ground and clarify differences.  Session organizer: Elizabeth Popp Berman,
University at Albany, SUNY, epberman@albany.edu