Heterodox Economics Directory  




Heterodox Economics Associations

 Association d’Economie Politique

 Association for Economics and Social Analysis http://rethinkingmarxism.org/cms/node/11

 Association for Evolutionary Economics

 Association for Heterodox Economics

 Association for Institutionalist Thought

 The Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions

 Association for Social Economics

 Association pour le Developpement Des Estudes Keynesiennes
 Association Recherche et Regulation

 Belgian-Dutch Association for Institutional and Political Economy

 Brazilian Keynesian Association

 Conference of Socialist Economists

 European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy

 Forschungsnetzwerk Makropolitik/Research Network Macroeconomic Policies

 German Association of Political Economy

 German Keynes Society

 International Association for Feminist Economics

 International Confederation of Associations For Pluralism in Economics

 Japan Association for Evolutionary Economics

 Japan Society of Political Economy

 The Japanese Society for Post Keynesian Economics

 Korean Social and Economic Studies Association

 Post Keynesian Economics Study Group

 Progressive Economics Forum

 Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics

 Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics

 Society for the Development of Austrian Economics

 Society of Heterodox Economists

 Sociedade Brasileira de Economia Politica

 Sociedad Latinoamericana de Economía Política y Pensamiento Crítico
(Latin American Society for Political Economy and Critical Thinking)

 Union for Radical Political Economics

 US Society for Ecological Economics

 World Association for Political Economy

Heterodox/Progressive Blogs

Dean Baker: http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/beat_the_press 

Eric Nilsson: http://heterodoxeconomist.typepad.com/heterodox_economist/ 

Thomas Palley: http://www.thomaspalley.com/ 

The Progressive Economics Forum: http://www.progressive-economics.ca/relentless/

Robert Vienneau: http://robertvienneau.blogspot.com/ 

A. Allan Schmid: http://instecon.blogspot.com

Institutes and Other Websites

 Allan Schmid’s Institutional Economics

 Alternatives Economiques - L'Economie politique

 Argentina Institute for Economic Development

 Asociacion de Economia Critica

 BISA International Political Economy Group (IPEG)
IPEG, short for International Political Economy Group, was formed in 1971 on the initiative of Susan Strange, then with the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House. It received a limited amount of funding from the Economic and Social Research Council of the UK in 1974, and became affiliated with the British International Studies Association (BISA) after that organisation was founded in 1974. IPEG has functioned continuously since 1971 except for a brief interval in the late 1980s , and counts among its past Convenors the likes of Susan Strange, Fred Hirsch, Roger Tooze, Geoffrey Underhill, Randall Germain, Rorden Wilkinson, and Nicola Phillips. Paul Langley has been Convenor since June 2005.

 Brazilian Institute for Full Employment
Several months ago, the Brazilian Institute for Full Employment joined EFE as an institutional member. At that time I shared with the members of the network information and documents regarding the Brazilian Campaign for Zero Unemployment. We are very happy to announce that a lot of progress has since been made regarding a proposal for the creation of the Brazilian Job Guarantee Programme. In the past months, broadly based consultations with civil society organizations, members of government, trade unions and economists in Brazil have resulted in enthusiastic endorsement for such a policy intervention. To further discuss this initiative we have organized the First Citizen City International Symposium on ELR. This public dialogue forum, supported by the National Development Bank of Brazil, is scheduled to take place in Rio, March 9-10. For details please visit the EFE website. In conclusion, we wish to acknowledge the contributions of the network of Economists for Full Employment, which have enabled us to make important connections with economists, policy makers and advisors from around the world.

 Brecht Forum

The BRECHT FORUM is a place for people who are working for social justice, equality and a new culture that puts human needs first. Through its programs and events, the Brecht Forum brings people together across social and cultural boundaries and artistic and academic disciplines to promote critical analysis, creative thinking, collaborative projects and networking in an independent community-level environment. Throughout the year, the Brecht Forum offers a wide-ranging program of classes, public lectures and seminars, art exhibitions, performances, popular education workshops, and language classes. These activities are developed in collaboration with the many social movements and the diverse communities of this most cosmopolitan of cities, and our programs bring together leading intellectuals, activists and artists from New York, across the U.S., and internationally.

 Center for Progressive Regulation
The Center for Progressive Regulation is a nonprofit research and educational organization of university-affiliated academics with expertise in the legal, economic, and scientific issues related to regulation of health, safety, and the environment. CPR supports regulatory action to protect health, safety, and the environment, and rejects the conservative view that government’s only function is to increase the economic efficiency of private markets. Through research and commentary, CPR seeks to inform policy debates, critique anti-regulatory research, enhance public understanding of the issues, and open the regulatory process to public scrutiny.

 Centre D´Etudes Monetáires et Financičres (CEMF-LATEC)

 The Colonisation of Social Sciences by Economics

This website covers continuing work to investigate The New Revolution in Economics and Its Impact upon Social Sciences. Its main aim is to assess the impact on other social sciences of what is hypothesised to be a revolution in and around economics. The latter promises to end what is primarily the isolation of mainstream economics from the other social sciences, as economics extends its scope of application beyond its traditional study of market relations. As the other social sciences are seeking to incorporate an economic content in reaction against the extremes of post-modernism and neo-liberalism, major changes are occurring unevenly across social theory. It is intended to assess these through an overview but primarily by examining particular themes or topics.

 Corporations in Context

In the course of developing a deeper understanding of today’s economic realities, researchers at the Global Development And Environment Institute have generated a number of writings that deal with the role and the nature of corporations. Most recently GDAE researchers have created a case study about the areas where markets cannot be counted on to ensure that business behavior will accord with social or environmental sustainability. The case is now included on the Aspen Institute’s website, CasePlace.org, under the title "Market Failures: Corporate Governance and Accountability.” Recognizing that markets lead to efficiency and the social good only under certain conditions, this collection describes seven causes of market failure and provides cases and readings related to each. GDAE’s new web page, Corporations in Context, provides links and information on Books, Articles and Reports, and Educational Materials. A link to our new collection on “Market Failures,” and to the background essay on "The Limitations of Markets" by GDAE Co-director Neva Goodwin, may be found at http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/publications/corporations.html#markets 

 Council of Georgist Organizations

 DESA on Climate Change

The Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is pleased to announce the launch of an enhanced web site on climate change. It is an effort in keeping with DESA's mandate for sustainable development and its coordinating role through EC-ESA in economic and social affairs. This enhanced website now has extensive links to the work of the Department wherever it relates to climate change. DESA facilitates the negotiations of Member States in many intergovernmental bodies on joint courses of action to address the challenge. DESA gears the substantive support it extends to intergovernmental bodies and negotiations to furthering an integrated approach to the UN development agenda, and achieving a renewed focus on its implementation, with climate change currently at the top of the agenda. The Department serves the Commission on Sustainable Development, the main United Nations forum bringing countries together to consider ways to integrate the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of development.

 Desemprego Zero

 Economists for Full Employment

 Fundacion Sistema

La Fundación SISTEMA es una Fundación sin ánimo de lucro de carácter privado, que fue constituida en Madrid en 1981. Los fines de la Fundación SISTEMA son:
fomentar el conocimiento y la difusión de las ciencias sociales, promover el estudio e investigación de las corrientes de pensamiento actuales, fomentar el estudio e investigación en el ámbito de las ciencias sociales, históricas y jurídicas y promocionar las artes y las humanidades.

Fundación SISTEMA is a private non-profit foundation, founded in Madrid in 1981. The aims of Fundación SISTEMA are: promoting knowledge and diffusion of the social sciences, promoting study and research of the current schools of thought, in the fields of social, historical and legal sciences, and promoting the arts and humanities.

 Friends of Business History News

 Global MacroScope

Global MacroScope is a heterodox financial news, views and analysis portal. We offer regular commentary on international financial and political economic events and trends. Global MacroScope offers a different view of a highly speculative world economy.

 Global Policy Innovations Program

Over the last decade, the development engine appears to have stalled in some regions. Many of the world’s poorest countries are experiencing falling growth rates, rising unemployment, and environmental degradation. Many in the developing world have come to view free trade and financial liberalization not as pathways to prosperity, but as tools of exploitation. A growing body of innovative scholarship offers promising strategies for sustainable development and a fairer globalization. Yet, these proposals have not been disseminated in a coordinated fashion. In response to this challenge, the Global Policy Innovations program provides a forum for pragmatic alternatives to the current global economic order.

 Heterodox Economics: a Facebook Group

The group, set up by Jonathan Holt in October 2007, has 361 members and sees quite a lot of activity. There is a discussion board with 17 topics running at the moment, including Austrian economics, interest parity conditions, 'what is capitalism?', free trade and the developing world, what's wrong with mainstream economics?, the ecosystem and carbon offsets, marginalism, the global economy, central banking, gift economy, and legalisation of drugs - with nearly 500 contributions to these discussions posted so far. The group's main page has links to a large number of online resources from institutions to individuals' blogs, and including this Newsletter.

 Heterodox Economics for Environment and Development Network (HEEDnet)

HEEDnet, the Heterodox Economics for Environment and Development network, was set up in 2004 to bring alternative approaches to economic analysis to the attention of the environmental and sustainable development policy community in the UK and to demonstrate how such approaches can better support policy development. To date we have done this mainly through developing links with researchers in heterodox economics and providing platforms for them in Westminster for evening seminars, which have achieved very good attendance. We also have a internet list with almost 100 members. Further details can be obtained from henry.leveson-gower@environment-agency.gov.uk. To join the internet list (light traffic) send a blank email to heednet-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

 Heterodox Economics Web

 Heterodox Micro Website

Professor Larry Reynolds of Boise State University has a web site. On the site he has posted 6 chapters of an alternative view of microeconomics. Since he is an Institutionalist, heterodox economists who are teaching micro might be able to use these chapters to provide some social context to neoclassical mechanics. Basically he is trying to undermine the publishers by providing fee e-books and materials. I think that there are lots of us (heterodox economists) who are quite capable of desktop publishing. There are two links that are provided: the portal to Reynold’s entire web site is http://www.boisestate.edu/econ/lreynol/web/  and the index of to the pdf electronic texts and other materials is http://www.boisestate.edu/econ/lreynol/web/Micro.htm.  The materials are free and anyone is welcome to use them. You can contact Professor Reynold at lreynolds@boisestate.edu.

 Heterodox Theory of Social Costs - K. William Kapp

 Heterodoxe Ökonomie

 Markt – Macht – Politik
Theorien für die Wirtschaftswissenschaft des 21. Jahrhunderts
Wie funktioniert der Markt? Spielt Macht eine Rolle? Soll ökonomische Theorie politisch sein? VertreterInnen verschiedener ökonomischer Strömungen diskutieren in der Auftaktveranstaltung des Club Heterodoxe Ökonomie aktuelle Problemstellungen (Arbeitslosigkeit, Verteilungspolitik, Instabilität auf Finanzmärkten, etc.) aus Sicht ihrer Theorie. Nach der Podiumsdiskussion gibt es verschiedene Möglichkeiten den individuellen Nutzen zu maximieren (Buffet, Getränke, Small Talk, Diskussionen).
Joachim Becker, WU Wien, Regulationstheorie
Reinhard Pirker, WU Wien, Institutionelle Ökonomie
Cornelia Staritz, WU Wien / zZ New School for Social Research, Postkeynesianismus & Finanzmärkte
Engelbert Stockhammer, WU Wien, Postkeynesianische Ökonomie
Mittwoch, 21. Juni 2006 um 19.00 Uhr Weitere Infos:
Café 7stern office@heterodoxe-oekonomie.net  Siebensterngasse 31 in 1070 Wien www.heterodoxe-oekonomie.net 
erreichbar mit U3, 49, 13A

 Ziele & Visionen des Club Heterodoxe Ökonomie
Der Club Heterodoxe Ökonomie ist ein Versuch unsere Vision eines Netzwerks Heterodoxer ÖkonomInnen und Menschen, die sich für eine facettenreiche Wissenschaft wie die Ökonomie begeistern, zu realisieren.
Um vielfältiges menschliches Handeln und Wirtschaften zu verstehen, benötigen wir ebenso vielfältige Werkzeuge dafür. Vielfalt und Pluralität im ökonomischen Denken sind der Schlüssel dazu – zu einer breiteren und reicheren Wissenschaft. Der Club Heterodoxe Ökonomie soll deshalb als Plattform und Wegbereiter für ÖkonomInnen, StudentInnen, ProfessorInnen und FreundInnen der Heterodoxen Ökonomie dienen.
Andreas Oberenzer, Antonia Glatter-Götz, Lucas Grafl & Matthias Firgo von StudentInnen für StudentInnen, ProfessorInnen und ÖkonomInnen


 Ideas into Action

Institutional Action and Progress is coordinating the Working Group on Extreme Inequality, a new convening of labor, business, religious and civic organizations concerned about the growing concentration of wealth and power. The Working Group has a new web portal for data, commentary and action campaigns and has just released a new chartpack of inequality statistics. Visit the website for constant updates on the growing wealth divide.


 International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE)

IIPPE was founded in 2006 with the aim of promoting political economy in and of itself but also through critical and constructive engagement with mainstream economics, heterodox alternatives, interdisciplinarity, and activism understood broadly as ranging across formulating progressive policy through to support for progressive movements. Thus, in terms of intellectual content and direction, we see ourselves as commanding and criticising mainstream economics, offering alternatives from within political economy, addressing the nature of contemporary capitalism and corresponding policy and applied issues, and drawing upon and contributing to the presence of political economy, and critique of "economics imperialism", within other disciplines. Whilst we do not expect all who contribute to be card-carrying “Marxist economists”, we do expect Marxist political economy to have a core presence and to be treated as such by participants. Whilst debate over Marx’s own political economy as theory remains imperative, our own position on value theory is well-established, and we are keen to avoid continuing sterile and academic controversy at the expense of more constructive engagement across theoretical, empirical and practical issues. The current intellectual retreats from the extremes, and agenda-setting, of postmodernism and neo-liberalism mean that prospects across the social sciences are more open than for a long time, and some lasting and significant influence can be exerted by concertedly promoting political economy both within academia and more widely. If you wish to sign up to or contact IIPPE, let us know by emailing iippe@soas.ac.uk

 International Network for Economic Research

 International Sorokin-Kondratieff Institute

 Intute: Social Sciences

Intute: Social Sciences is the subject group of Intute that provides the very best Web resources for education and research for the social sciences, including law, business, hospitality, sport and tourism. Intute: Social Sciences has been created by bringing together two of the Hubs of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN): Altis and SOSIG. In combining the resources and services of these two services, Intute: Social Sciences offers an easy to use and powerful tool for discovering the best Internet resources in this important range of subjects.

 Levy Economics Institute


 Prof. Dr. Mario Nuti's Blog
"Transition" http://www.dmarionuti.blogspot.com/

 Marxists Internet Archive

 National Jobs for All Coalition

The National Jobs for All Coalition is committed to building a new movement for full employment at livable wages. This goal unites a diverse group of otherwise divided, single-issue constituencies. The Coalition includes individuals and organizations with a wide range of interests--workers', women's, children's and seniors' rights, civil rights, and economic justice. Others work on health care, the environment, economic conversion, are academics, social workers and lawyers, artists or simply concerned individuals. The goals of all of us would be easier to reach if there were jobs for all at decent wages.

 New Economics Foundation

 Open Source Economic Journals
A collection of open source economics journals


Political and Ethical Knowledge on Economic Activities (PEKEA) is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations granted in July 2006. PEKEA is running as an open network, gathering academics from various disciplines, people committed in concrete actions and also local governments that are sharing the objective defined below. Its participants seek to contribute to, or simply support reflections on this objective, especially during conferences (see our Recent History). There are individual members of PEKEA, members of associations or local authorities partnered with PEKEA and sharing the same objective and the same argument They have produced hundred of texts where we may find ideas on all subjects thanks to our research engine: Pekea-doc.

 Political Economy Research Institute

 Portes Para El Debate Teorico

 Quest For Security

Quest For Security: Oliver Woods frequently discusses economics from a heterodox perspective.

 Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies

Since 1996 the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (RNM) has existed as a platform for analysis, research and discussion of macroeconomic issues. It is primarily based in Germany and Austria but cooperates closely with similar networks in other countries, particular in Europe. The Network is concerned to promote the revival and development of macroeconomic approaches which have tended to be eclipsed since the 1970s, especially in Germany, as a result of the dominance of neoclassical, monetarist and supply-side approaches. The Network aims to be both a platform for discussions about economic theory as well as a forum for economic policy debates: Macroeconomic theory is seen as the basis for policies which aim at high employment, environmentally sustainable growth, price stability, reduced inequality, and the elimination of poverty. In particular, the Network seeks to promote an exchange between competing theoretical paradigms.

English: http://www.boeckler.de/91434_36330.html
German: http://www.boeckler.de/62170_62199.html

 Research Network on Innovation

The Research Network on Innovation (RRI) was established in 2007 by economists and management of innovation scholars, across different universities and institutions in France and abroad. The Research Network on Innovation aims at promoting the production and the diffusion of knowledge on the information society and the economy of knowledge and innovation, notably through inter-university relationships and also between the worlds of research and of the enterprise. The network develops common research projects, consulting activities, editorial activities and organizes scientific events.

 Rethinking Development

A new blog on "rethinking dvt economics" which will feature new articles regularly from both young and experienced critical economists.

 Scholarly Exchange

Website for creating free e-journals.

 Sino-German School of Governance


 A heterodox research branch in evolutionary economics

 The Society for the Development of Austrian Economics Listserv

The Society for the Development of Austrian Economics is happy to announce the creation of a new scholarly listserv dedicated to the discussion of Austrian economics:
The AustrianEcon listserv is a scholarly discussion list sponsored by the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics (SDAE). It is devoted to the ideas of the Austrian school of economics and related contributions to the understanding of human action and its consequences. We aim for as broad a discussion as possible across any disciplines or schools of thought that relate to Austrian economics. You can request to join the list by emailing the list manager Steve Horwitz at sghorwitz@stlawu.edu.

 Spanish Heterodox Website

El grupo eumed?net es un equipo de investigación especializado en el estudio de las consecuencias económicas y sociales de Internet. Promueve el uso social y educativo de Internet. Organizamos congresos científicos internacionales a través de Internet. Editamos y publicamos libros y revistas académicas en forma electrónica para su distribución gratuita en Internet. En este sitio web ofrecemos cursos y abundante material educativo referido especialmente a la Economía y las Ciencias Sociales.
El núcleo de nuestro trabajo en estos momentos es la edición y mantenimiento de la Biblioteca de Economía y la Enciclopedia Multimedia Interactiva EMVI.
El grupo eumed?net está reconocido oficialmente por la Junta de Andalucía (SEJ 309) y está localizado en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Málaga, Espańa.

En "Libros gratis de Economía": http://www.eumed.net/cursecon/libreria/ 
En "Textos selectos": http://www.eumed.net/cursecon/textos/index.htm 
En "Grandes Economistas": http://www.eumed.net/cursecon/economistas/ 
En "Diccionarios de Economía": http://www.eumed.net/cursecon/dic/index.htm

 Talking Union

 True Cost Economics
A radical ecological orientation towards economics.

 United for a Fair Economy

United for a Fair Economy is a national, independent, nonpartisan, organization. UFE raises awareness that concentrated wealth and power undermine the economy, corrupt democracy, deepen the racial divide, and tear communities apart. We support and help build social movements for greater equality.

 Universidad de Malaga - grupo de investigacion

A Spanish website which is based on using internet for teaching and investigation of Latin American Economy

 Working Class Studies Association

 The Veblenite

 Vereniging Institutionele en Politieke Economie

De 'Vereniging Institutionele en Politieke Economie' is een Belgisch-Nederlandse vereniging van economen die een brede waaier van stromingen binnen de economische wetenschap omvat. De vereniging werd aanvankelijk opgericht onder de benaming "Studiekring Post-Keynesiaanse Economie" in 1980 en in 1997 omgevormd tot "Vereniging Institutionele en Politieke Economie", waarbij ook de Vereniging voor Politieke Economie zich aansloot. De Vereniging heeft momenteel zo'n 150 leden. De vereniging organiseert jaarlijks een conferentie rond een bepaald thema waarvan de bijdragen worden gepubliceerd bij Edward Elgar in een congresboek dat gratis aan de leden wordt toegezonden. Bij de vereniging hoort ook een nieuwsbrief met nieuws vanuit het bestuur, met bijdragen van de leden zelf, met informatie over de leden en met aankondigingen van voor leden interessante conferenties en workshops.

Het bestuur van de vereniging wordt verkozen op de jaarlijkse ledenvergadering die meestal op de dag van de conferentie wordt gehouden. Elk aangesloten lid kan zich op deze vergadering kandidaat stellen voor een bestuursfunctie. Het bestuur streeft ernaar om naast een beperkt kernbestuur te beschikken over minstens één medewerker per universiteit in Nederland en België die bereid is als contactpersoon voor de vereniging op te treden.