The International Society for Utilitarian Studies – ISUS – provides a forum for scholarly debate and research on utilitarianism and its historical development, and on its present-day relevance in such fields as ethics, politics, law, economics, and public policy. [ISUS web site] ISUS also publishes the journal Utilitas, a leading international review presenting original research in all aspects of utilitarian theory and encompassing the disciplines of moral philosophy, economics, psychology, political theory, intellectual history, law and jurisprudence. Conference registration includes a one-year ISUS membership and subscription to Utilitas.
ISUS XI is locally sponsored by the University of Pisa and its Department of Economics (DSE). The DSE gathers all researchers in economics of Pisa University. Research is inspired by methodological pluralism. Topics of research range from theoretical to applied economics and to historical approaches to economic facts and theories. The most important research areas are the following: growth theory, inequality, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, econometrics, public intervention into the economy, sustainable economic development, history of economic theories and economic institutions, economic ethics.
Faculty, graduate students and independent scholars from all continents will gather in Lucca for this stimulating interdisciplinary event. We invite you to join us this June for ISUS XI!
Please direct questions regarding the conference to Marco Guidi (
) or Francesca Brocchini (francesca.brocchini@
The conference venue is the San Romano Conference Centre, Lucca. The Centre is wheelchair accessible. Conference papers downloaded from the conference web site can be made available in an alternate electronic format upon request. For any disability-related accommodations email:francesca.brocchini@
ISUS and the Department of Economics of the University of Pisa wish to thank those who contributed to the success of the conference with financial and logistic support:
Comune di Lucca, Assessorato all'Istruzione, Pari Opportunità, Biblioteche e Musei Rapporti con enti culturali
Fondazione Campus, Lucca
Utilitas. A Leading Journal in Ethics