Heterodox Economics Newsletter
When compiling this issue of the Heterodox Economics Newsletter, I noticed at some point, that this is actually an anniversary issue: it is now five years past since I started editing the Newsletter. As you might guess, this duty has made my work-life more stressful and dense in some aspects. At the same time, I will readily admit that I experience my editorship as a highly interesting and extremely rewarding activity. It is an interesting intellectual challenge to edit the Newsletter, because it forces one to survey a broad collection of diverse materials and think hard about the appropriate boundaries as well as the core contents of the interdisciplinary field of Political Economy. And it is a rewarding task, not only because the creativity inherent in the breadth of the material surveyed often coins my own thought on key issues, but also because of the regular interaction with diverse members of the research community – ranging from established figures in the field to students, who are eager to accomplish their first steps. Hence, it comes as no surprise that I see my editorship rather as a gift than as a duty, given that I feel I have benefitted greatly from this experience.
Looking back on the past five years also brings to mind all the support the Newsletter received over the years. First and foremost, such support has always come from my friend Leonhard Dobusch, who is an excellent researcher, an inspiring colleague and the kind guy, that somehow finds the time to proofread all of my editorials. But there are many more people and institutions, whom and which I owe some gratitude: of course, this includes all past editors of the Newsletter - the greatly missed Frederic S. Lee, who acted as first editor from 2004-2009, and his successors Tae-Hee Jo and Ted P. Schmidt. There are the various institutions that supported my research over the past years and, hence, allowed me to take off the time for editing the Newsletter. Among these are the Austrian Chamber of Labor, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the German Research Institute for Societal Progress or the Austrian Central Bank. There are my extremely reliable, careful and witty editorial assistants, Florian Springholz (2013-2018) and Timo Kapelari (since May 2018), whose input and work is crucial for the accuracy, punctuality and overall quality of the Newsletter. And the list goes on: there is an IT-genius operating in the background, a family, which is o.k. with every third weekend of their dad being dedicated to the Newsletter, there are some-thousand interested subscribers as well as hundreds of people, who regularly contribute inputs and recommendations and so on.
In sum, the Newsletter is clearly a community achievement, a commons, as symbolized by the inverted copyright symbol we put under our content. As such, it is largely made by a community to serve a community. Under such circumstances editing is basically reduced to channeling what is already out there, which is at the end of the day what makes editing the Newsletter a refreshing (and sometimes even an easy) task.
Many thanks for these five years and all the best,
PS: Of course, anniversary reflections should be accompanied by improvement and expansion. In case you want to help expanding the activities and independence of the Newsletter you can make a donation here. In case, you want to make suggestions on how to improve some aspects of the Newsletter we are happy to receive your input here.
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Table of contents
- Call for Papers
- 34th SUERF Colloquium & Banque de France Symposium on "The Euro Area in an Uncertain World" (Paris, Mar. 2019)
- 16th International Conference of Italian Association for the History of Economic Thought (AISPE) on "The rise of economic inequality. Contributions from the history of the social sciences" (Bologna, Apr. 2019)
- 1st International European Modern Monetary Theory Conference (Berlin, Feb. 2019)
- 27th International Input-Output Conference: Special session on "Stock-flow consistent input-output modelling: theory and applications" (Glasgow, June-July 2019)
- 40th Annual Meeting of the Association of Institutional Thought (AFIT): "40 Years of AFIT: A Time for Reflection and Renewal" (San Diego, Apr. 2019)
- 6th Conference on Applied Economics: "Institutions and the Knowledge Economy" (Volos, May-June 2019)
- Call for Book-Chapters on "Solidarity Banking & Invincible Women: Understanding the Worldwide Phenomenon of ROSCAs"
- Call for papers on Rudolf Hilferding's Critical Political Economy
- IIPPE & AFEP: Joint annual conference on "Envisioning the Economy of the Future, and the Future of Political Economy" (Lille, July 2019)
- Interdisciplinary workshop on "Digital Behavioural Technology, Vulnerability and Justice" (Munich, July 2019)
- Special Issue of Research in Political Economy on "Class History and Class Practices in the Periphery of Capitalism"
- Special Issue of the Review of Political Economy on "Development Economics from a Non-Western Perspective: A Response to the Crises of Current Models"
- Special Issue of the Revue de la Régulation on "Exploring Monetary Institutionalism"
- The Association for Social Economics (ASE) and the Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) at the 2019 Western Social Sience Association Conference (San Diego, Apr. 2019)
- World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR): Conference on "Institutions & Inclusive Societies: Global & Comparative Perspectives" (Lund, Sept. 2019)
- Job Postings
- American University of Beirut, LBN
- Bard College, USA
- Duke University, USA
- Framingham State University, USA
- Rollins College, USA
- The Rubenstein Library, Duke University, USA
- University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
- University of Utah, USA
- Unversity of Denver, US
- Wabash College, USA
- Call for Nominations: Craufurd Goodwin Award for Best Article in History of Economics
- Call for Nominations: European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET) Academic Awards
- Call for Nominations: Joseph Dorman Best Dissertation Award
- Call for Nominations: Joseph J. Spengler Book Prize
- Shortlist Announcement: 2019 Elionor Ostrom Prize
- Winner Announcement: Pierangelo Garegnani Prize 2018
- Brazilian Journal of Political Economy / Revista de Economia Política, 28 (4)
- Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 11 (3)
- Ecological Economics, 155
- Economy and Society, 47 (3)
- Feminist Economics, 24 (4)
- Journal of Economic Methodology, 25 (4)
- Review of Political Economy, 30 (2)
- Books and Book Series
- Can the Working Class Change the World?
- Inequality, Boom, and Bust: From Billionaire Capitalism to Equality and Full Employment
- Marx and Social Justice: Ethics and Natural Law in the Critique of Political Economy
- On the Road to Global Labour History: A Festschrift for Marcel van der Linden
- Principles of Macroeconomics Activist vs. Austerity Policies
- Selected Essays: From National Liberation to Globalisation
- The Class Strikes Back: Self-Organised Workers' Struggles in the Twenty-First Century
- World In Crisis - A Global Analysis of Marx’s Law of Profitability
- Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants
- PhD studentships: King's College London (via LISS/ESRC)
- Rebuilding Macroeconomics: Call for Proposals by the Finance Hub and the Institutions Hub
- UCL: Master of Public Administration (MPA): Innovation, Public Policy and Public Value
- University of Massachusetts Boston: Applied Economics, MA
- Rebuilding Macroeconomics October Newsletter
- economic sociology _the european electronic newsletter, 20 (1)
- Relaunch of the Marxist Sociology Blog
- Calls for Support
- Petition to support teaching and research of pluralist economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR)
- For Your Information
- "The Sequel": Educational documentary on environmental issues