July 27-30, Jena, Germany


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It was our great pleasure to invite you to the 15th International Conference of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society (ISS), hosted by the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, from 27–30 July, 2014. The theme of the conference was:

Foundations of Economic Change – Behaviour,
Interaction and Aggregate Outcomes.

Jena is one of the most remarkable cities in Germany. It is a place at the crossroads of ancient and contemporary history which has always been a host to great philosophers and scientists. During the last decades, Jena developed into a dynamic, fast-growing science-based industrial city providing an excellent environment for a conference on Economic Change.
Therefore we hope you enjoyed the conference as well as the social programme!

We expected this Schumpeter Conference was a unique event for our community, assessing the state of Neo-Schumpeterian economics as well setting the agenda for high level research in the years to come. For that we organised a programme allowing for lively discussions of original research on a broad range of topics reaching from Behavioural and Experimental Economics via Industrial Dynamics, Regional Economics and Entrepreneurship to Evolutionary Economics, Economic Growth Theory and Agent-Based Modelling. We hope you enjoyed the original presentations, the intense discussions, the intellectual spirit, and the social atmosphere of the conference!

So we would like to thank you for your participation!

Uwe Cantner
President of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society

Holger Graf, Maximilian Göthner, Ivan Savin, Simone Vannuccini
Local Organization



Uwe Cantner (© Anne Günther/FSU Jena)