Call for Papers

7th Dialogue on Social Market Economy:


Globalization failed?

New Approaches to a Free International Order


Date: November 14-16 2018

Venue: Seoul National University, Seoul / South Korea


Conference Board:

Prof. Dr. Stefan Kolev, Wilhelm Röpke Institute, Erfurt, Germany

PD Dr. Bernhard Seliger, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Germany

Prof. Dr. Jüri Sepp, University of Tartu, Estonia

Prof. Dr. Ralph M. Wrobel, University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, Germany

Prof. Dr.Jung Kwang-Ho, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea


Conference Scope:

In the past years the world has been set on fire. After the financial crisis of 2008 and the refugee crisis of 2015, politics in the Western world has changed dramatically. In 2016 Europe was shocked by the decision of the British voters to leave the European Union. Donald Trump was elected as president also because of promising increasing protectionism, and the US already left the Transpacific Partnership Agreement. The country is also withdrawing from Paris climate agreement. These developments produce more and more tensions in the West and beyond. A relevant part of voters in Western nations do not believe any more in the advantages of a free and open world. Instead, these voters yet again seek salvation in nationalism and protectionism. Ironically, free trade is currently more ardently advocated by the Chinese government than by some Western countries. What will be the results of these developments for world trade, international relations – and for globalization in general?

Therefore, it is the purpose of the 7th Dialogue on Social Market Economy to identify new solutions for a functioning international economic and political order. Globalization has suffered from a lack of international regulations of the global market processes. But such regulations must maintain political and economic freedoms. This is already in the focus of the German concept of “Social Market Economy” which focuses on freedom within proper rules of the game.

Given these recent developments, scientists of all three economic hubs of today’s world, America, Europe and East Asia, need to come together to discuss new approaches for a free international order.


Registration, Abstracts and Papers:

All participants are pleased to register by submitting the title and an abstract of their paper (max. 15 lines plus 3 to 5 keywords) until 30 June 2018.

Please submit papers in English language (preferably up to 15 pages) along with information on name(s) of author(s) and contact details until 30 September 2018.


Conference Fees:

There are no conference fees. Participants must cover costs of travel and accommodation themselves. Those participating in the trip to Panmunjom have to cover the costs themselves, too.


Contact address:

in Germany:

Prof. Dr. Ralph Wrobel

University of Applied Sciences Zwickau

Faculty of Business and Economics

PO Box 20 10 37

08012 Zwickau / Germany

in South Korea:

Dr. Bernhard Seliger

Resident Representative

Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea Office

501, Soo Young Bdlg.

13 Hannamdaero 20-gil



Seoul 04419

Republic of Korea


Preliminary Program:

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Arrival of participants in Seoul

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Registration, opening by the organisers, key note speeches (mornings)

Sessions (afternoon)

Evening reception and dinner

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Sessions (mornings)

Sessions (afternoon)

Friday, 16 November 2018

Trip to the North Korean border in Panmunjom

Farewell dinner

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Departure of participants


Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 30 June 2018

Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2018

Full paper submission deadline: 30 September 2018


Conference Publication:

Conference papers will be pre-printed online as “Ordnungspolitische Diskurse / Discourses in Social Market Economy” via “Ordnungspolitisches Portal”. ( Additionally, revised papers will be published within Vol. 7 of “Ordnungspolitische Dialoge“, Peter-Lang-Verlag, Frankfurt / Germany.