International Workshop:

"Cambridge, LSE, and the Foundations of the Welfare State: New Liberalism to Neo-liberalism"

March 13th-14th, 2010
Mercury Tower, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo

March 13 (Saturday)



Chair: Bradley Bateman

Roger Backhouse (Univ. of Birmingham)
"Economists and the rise of neo-liberalism"
Comment: Tadashi Nishibe (Hokkaido Univ.)

12:00-13:30 Lunch

Chair: Steven Medema

George Peden (Univ. of Stirling)
"Economists and the British welfare state from New Liberalism to the New Right"

Jun-ichi Himeno (Nagasaki Univ.)
"Reconsidering the definition of New Liberalism and its variants"

Comment: Taku Eriguchi (Aichi Prefectural Univ.)

15:30-16:00 Coffee

Chair: Roger Backhouse

Fabio Masini (Univ. of Rome)
"The Making of the Neoliberal Project: A Contribution from Italy"
Comment: Chikako Nakayama (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

Juro Teranishi (Nihon Univ.)
"Neo-liberalism and Market-Disciplining Policy in Koizumi Reform; Were We Really Development-Oriented ?"
Comment: Mitsuharu Miyamoto (Senshu Univ.)

March 14 (Sunday)


Chair: Katia Caldari

Satoshi Yamazaki (Kouchi Univ.)
"Pigou's Ethics and Welfare"
Comment: Roger Backhouse

12:00-13:30 Lunch

Chair: George Peden

Bradley Bateman (Denison Univ.)
"Losing the Foundation: How the welfare state lost its Keynesian Foundation"
Comment: Yuichi Shionoya (Hitotsubashi University)

Steven Medema (Univ. of Colorado Denver)
"The Coase Theorem in the Textbooks, 1960-1979: The Case of Intermediate Microeconomics"
Comment: Kenji Fujii (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.)

15:30-16:00 Coffee

Chair: Fabio Masini

Atsushi Komine (Ryukoku Univ.)
"Frederick Lavington on Big Business: Implicit Normative Behavior of Entrepreneurship"
Comment: Steven Medema

Neil Rollings (Univ. of Glasgow)
"Neo-liberalism - from ideas to policy: some preliminary thoughts with particular reference to post-war Britain"
Comment: Yoshihiko Hakamata (Chuo Univ.)

18:30-20:30 Dinner Party