World Economic History Congress in Kyoto, Japan in August 2015

Socio-Economic Metabolism

The upcoming World Economic History Congress in Kyoto, Japan from 3 to 7 August 2015 features a session on the potential for socio-economic metabolism research in economic history. The session is entitled 'Long run economic growth and the environment: international comparison from a socio-metabolic perspective' and is organised by Iñaki Iriarte Goñi (Zaragossa University) and Fridolin Krausmann (Inst. of Social Ecology, Vienna). It invites empirical papers presenting results from case studies investigating patterns and trends of material and energy flows or comparing different countries or regions. It will also be open to papers discussing concepts, sources and methods. Please see the call for papers for Session S20042 at the conference web page ( or contact for more information. The deadline for submitting abstracts to the session organisers is 15 March 2015.

Fridolin Krausmann

Institute of Social Ecology, Vienna