The 15th WAPE forum published within the latest WRPE 13.2 edition
The 15th WAPE forum “Rethinking Economic Analysis: The Perspective of Political Economy”, was hosted by WAPE itself, the Greek Association for Political Economy (GAPE), and the Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) on December 18 and 19, 2021. The forum was strongly supported by the Chinese Association for Political Economy, the China Society for Foreign Economics, the Indian Political Economy Association, the Free Economic Society, the Center for Transition Science, the Geopolitical Economy Research Group (GERG), the International Manifesto Group organized around the document “Through Pluripolarity to Socialism,” and other academic institutions and groups at home and abroad.
Professor Feng Jiang, Chair of the Council of Shanghai International Studies University and Professor Enfu Cheng, Chair of the World Association for Political Economy and Deputy Director of the Academic Committee of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, delivered opening speeches respectively on the need to pay increasing attention to the future destiny of mankind from a world perspective, to observe global society, and the necessity to strengthen education and research in Marxist economics and economic science. The 2021 WAPE Award Ceremonies were held for “Marxian Economics Award” and the “Distinguished Achievement Award of World Political Economy of the 21st Century”. During the Forum both plenary sessions and parallel sessions were conducted with some 300 International scholars focused on the theme of “Rethinking Economic Analysis: The Perspective of Political Economy” including in-depth discussions on Marxist and capitalist economics, crises of capitalism, envisioning socialism, socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, the political economy of agrarian and ecological issues, the political economy of new economic forms, the plight of developing countries and geopolitical economy in the context of multipolarization.
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