Heterodox Economics Directory  
 

 

HETERODOX GRADUATE PROGRAMS

The programs listed below include in their curricula a variety of theoretical perspectives and may be of interest to those interested in pursuing heterodox economics at the graduate/post-graduate level.

 

- AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
- BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE
- COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, FORT COLLINS
- MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
- NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-RIVERSIDE
- UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
- THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
- THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST
- UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON
- UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY
- UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
- UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
- FHTW BERLIN
- UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, GREECE
- UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA
- UNIVERSITY OF BREMEN, GERMANY
- ERASMUS UNIVERSITY ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
- INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE NETHERLANDS
- UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
- UNIVERSITY OF MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS
- NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY
- SAINT-PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY, RUSSIA
- SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES
- UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, UK
- TALLINN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
- UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
- UNIVERSITY OF SIENA, ITALY

- KEELE UNIVERSITY
- UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
- OTHER UNIVERSITIES WITH GRADUATE/POST GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN HETERODOX ECONOMICS

 
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

The Department of Economics offers a Ph.D. degree with programs of study in either political economy or traditional economic theory. The neoclassical and Keynesian traditions form the core of economic theory taught by the Department of Economics. Our uniquely pluralistic approach to economics encompasses a range of other perspectives, including Post Keynesian, Institutionalist, and post-Marxian economic theories. Our program emphasizes international and economic policy perspectives. Specialized course offerings include the economics of gender, the economics of transition economies, economic methodology, monetary economics, public finance, economic development, labor economics, industrial organization, international trade, international finance, econometrics, economic history, and mathematical economics.

The diverse theoretical approaches are combined with solid training in empirical methods which prepare graduates for teaching in colleges and universities, research positions in government departments or consulting firms, and policy making. Our Washington DC location gives students excellent access to government agencies such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics and think tanks such as the Economic Policy Institute and the Institute of International Economics. These agencies give students special opportunities for internships and part-time employment as well as the chance to hear and speak with economists dealing with today's national and international economic issues.

For more information: email econ2@american.edu  or call 202-885-3770

 
BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE (SUNY, COLLEGE AT BUFFALO)

The Economics and Finance Department at Buffalo State College offers a Master’s of Arts degree in Applied Economics with an emphasis on pluralistic approaches to economic theory and policy. We have two tracks; one in economic policy analysis and the other in financial economics. We have fourteen members in our faculty. Our faculty includes Post-Keynesian, Institutional, Marxist and Neoclassical economists. Our program has four core courses. These are the History of Economic Thought, Applied Microeconomic Theory, Applied Macroeconomic Theory, and Applied Econometrics. Our program encompasses Post Keynesian, Marxist, and Institutionalist approaches as well as the neoclassical approach. This mix improves students' critical understanding of economic theory and applications. The program’s orientation toward application as opposed to pure theory enhances opportunities for graduates in a broad range of occupations and institutions. These include financial institutions, business, private and public sector policy-oriented and community service occupations, economic and financial consulting, and high school economics and social studies education. Several of our graduates have gone on to enter Ph.D. programs in economics.

We currently have about 45 students in the program. Every year we have 5 to 10 new graduate students and the number has been growing in recent years. Students have the option of going either part time or full time and all of our classes are held in the evening. The newly established research center, the Center for Economic and Policy Studies, provides research projects that enable some of our full time graduate students to obtain research assistantships.

For more information: http://www.buffalostate.edu/economics
Contact Professor Victor Kasper Jr., e-mail: kasperv@buffalostate.edu

 
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, FORT COLLINS

The graduate program of the Department of Economics integrates rigorous training in quantitative methods with a broad, historically-grounded and critical approach to research and teaching that encompasses a plurality of perspectives and streams of economic thought. M.A. students are required to take core courses in each of the fields of macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics and political economy. Ph.D. students take an additional advanced course in each of these fields. Beyond the core, students have a great deal of flexibility in selecting their fields of emphasis and research. The program has two main foci - political economy and regional economics. The heterodox political economy component of the program has traditionally been active in the fields of radical economics and institutional economics. In recent years, this dynamic and evolving program has been complemented by faculty working in the fields of feminist, structuralist, post-Keynesian, and Marxist economics, with an overall focus on international economics and economic development. This foundation prepares students for research and teaching positions in colleges and universities, research positions in government and the private sector, as well as for policy-related work with labor, environmental and international policy organizations.

For more information: http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/Econ/index.html 

 
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University offers MA and PhD programs that include institutional and behavioral economics along side strong neoclassical fields. Courses include institutional and behavioral economics, information economics, political economy of agricultural and trade policy, organization and performance of agricultural markets, and the economics of environmental resources. Major institutional research programs include food security in Africa, the role of grades and standards in market expansion, and the economics of wetlands.

For more information: http://www.aec.msu.edu/agecon/
For institutional economics, see http://www.msu.edu/user/schmid/instecon.htm.
Contact: Allan Schmid, University Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824-1039 USA. Phone (517) 355-2266; FAX (517) 432-1800; E-Mail schmid@pilot.msu.edu

 
NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY

The Department of Economics offers a broad and critical approach to the study of economics covering a wide range of schools of thought, including Keynesian and post-Keynesian economics, the classical political economy of Smith, Ricardo, Marx, and Structuralist and Institutionalist approaches to economics, and neoclassical economics. The courses of study emphasize the historical roots of economic ideas, their application to contemporary economic policy debates, and conflicting explanations and interpretations of economic phenomena, within the context of a rigorous training in the conceptual, mathematical and statistical modeling techniques that are the common methodological basis of contemporary economic research. The department's work centers on the emerging shape of the world economy, its financial markets and institutions; the problems of regulating and guiding economic development in the advanced industrial world and emerging markets; the sources of instability and complexity in economic systems; and the economic aspects of class, gender and ethnic divisions.

The aim of the Economics Department is to put what Robert Heilbroner calls "the worldly philosophy" --informed, critical and passionate investigation of the economic foundations of contemporary society -- at the heart of the educational and research enterprise. This engagement with the central unresolved dilemmas of modern society motivates the detailed analysis of concrete problems of economic policy and the explanation of economic phenomena that are the substance of the department's degree programs.

For more information: Department of Economics, Room 350; Graduate Faculty of
Political and Social Science; 65 Fifth Avenue; New York, NY 10003; Tel: (212) 229-5717;     Fax: (212) 229-5724 or email Anwar Shaikh, Professor, Department of Economics shaikh@newschool.edu  Duncan Foley, Professor, Chair, Department of Economics foleyd@newschool.edu.

 
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-RIVERSIDE

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) Department of Economics offers a doctoral program in economics, with about ten students (including both domestic and international) in each entering class. This program combines rigorous training in economic theory and econometrics with the opportunity to take coursework in a variety of heterodox areas: development; labor; money and finance; classical, Marxian, and Keynesian economic theory; methodology and epistemology; racial inequality and urban issues; and economic history. Many students in this program also conduct thesis research and write dissertations in these areas.

For more information: http://www.economics.ucr.edu
Write to the Graduate Secretary, Department of Economics, UC Riverside, Riverside CA 92521-0427; contact department chair Stephen Cullenberg at scullen@mail.ucr.edu.

 
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

The Department of Economics offers an M.A. Our theory core covers the claims and deficiencies of received theory. Our field courses offer the study of international and development economics, economic history, history of economic thought, environmental economics, urban and regional economics, or money and financial economics. The program provides skills and credentials necessary to work as an economist and preps students who want to go on for a Ph.D., and is especially suitable for those wanting to find out more about economics and to explore alternative approaches to economics.

For more information: http://www.du.edu/econ/
Contact Prof. Peter Ho at pho@du.edu  or Prof. Tracy Mott at tmott@du.edu  for further information

 
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA

The Department of Economics offers M.A. and Ph.D degree programs. The department is both heterodox and policy-oriented. Faculty are heavily involved in shaping policy locally as well as at the national and international levels, and have strong ties to economic research and forecasting organizations, international aid agencies, and institutes for social policy research. Faculty members currently provide courses and are actively pursuing research that reflects a range of theoretical and methodological approaches, including Marxian economics, Post-Keynesian economics, institutional economics, economic history, and mainstream neoclassical economics. In addition to the standard economic curriculum, graduate students can choose from a variety of approaches and research areas, as well as take advantage of the department’s openness to interdisciplinary research. The department considers economic history and the history of economic thought to be an important part of the training of an economist and Ph.D students are required to have had some exposure to these fields prior to the completion of their degree.
The department’s commitment to methodological pluralism is instrumental in creating a stimulating intellectual environment in which students are exposed to a range of perspectives and to the critical issues informing contemporary economic theory and policy. Contributing to this environment is the department’s weekly seminar series. The department also holds an annual mini-conference with invited papers from visiting economists. The conference theme varies yearly, but previous conferences have explored such issues as the economics of the Kyoto Protocol, the economic causes of the Great Depression, privatization of public assets, sustainable development, the challenge of feminist economics, and the economics of the new economy. The theme for 2004 is Heterodoxy and Orthodoxy in Economic Analysis. Graduate students are encouraged to attend and participate in these conferences, and their costs are fully covered by the department.

For more information: http://umanitoba.ca/graduate_studies/programs/masters/economics/index.htm

 
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST

The Doctoral Program in Economics provides students with a sophisticated and critical grounding in economic analysis, so that they can contribute creatively to research, teaching, and social policy. This commitment has gained the Department an international reputation as a center of research in innovative approaches to economics. The graduate program includes a variety of different approaches and perspectives in economics, including the neoclassical, post-Keynesian, Marxist, and theoretical Institutionalist approaches.

The entering graduate class consists of ten to fifteen students each year. The focus of the Department, as well as its policy of maintaining small classes and promoting close contact between faculty and students, has enabled the program to attract talented students on a par with other highly selective graduate programs in the country. The students are of diverse backgrounds, nationality, gender, and race. They are drawn by the program's strengths in such areas as development, international, macro theory, micro theory, economic history, gender and class, labor, and industrial organization. Our graduates have been recruited by leading liberal arts and research institutions in the United States and abroad.

For more information: http://www.umass.edu/economics/    gradinfo@econs.umass.edu 
Call the Economics Department Graduate Office at 413-545-2082.

 
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON

The Ph.D. in Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts provides an interdisciplinary curriculum, an applied research focus, and a commitment to state and local policy issues. Our faculty are drawn from disciplines of community planning, economics, law, management, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology and have spent a considerable amount of time developing and refining curriculum and constructing team taught courses to deliver a program which reflects progressive approaches to policy analysis. Focusing on policy issues of equity and opportunity, the Ph.D. program. Program courses integrate a wide range of political and economic philosophies and theories of public policy from various political perspectives. Courses provide a solid grounding in political theory, familiarity with the methods of public policy analysis, and the development of a broad range of quantitative and qualitative skills necessary for analyzing and evaluating public policies and programs.

Finally, the program is deeply committed to all members of the diverse community it serves and works closely with four outstanding research and service institutes at UMass Boston: the John W. McCormack Institute of Public Affairs, the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture, the Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, and the Institute for Asian American Studies.

For more information: http://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/dept/economics/index.html
Contact Randy Albelda: randy.albelda@umb.edu

 
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY

The Department of Economics at UMKC offers both MA and PhD programs that emphasize an interdisciplinary, heterodox approach to economics. Thus, in the core theory courses students are provided a critical review of neoclassical theory and then introduced to Institutional, Post Keynesian and other heterodox approaches to macroeconomics, microeconomics, and political economy. The Department also offers fields based on heterodox theory in advanced economic theory, financial theory, monetary theory and industrial organization as well as history of economic thought. Finally, the Department offers a specialized social science field that covers philosophy, methods, and theories in the social sciences. The Department’s goal is to help students develop knowledge and skills for independent research on fundamental questions in heterodox economic theory and in economic and social issues of the present and the future.
The Department is the home of the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability which is a national policy center, producing original research and sponsoring national workshops on the use of full employment policies to achieve both stable economic growth and price stability. The Department also has a Center for Economic Information that engages in research projects in the urban public sector. Finally, in the recent years the Department has hosted the AFEE and Post Keynesian summer schools, Post Keynesian Workshop conference, and conferences on the history of heterodox economics and radical economics; and it hosted 2003 ICAPE conference on the future of heterodox economics.

For more information: http://cas.umkc.edu/econ/
Contact Frederic S. Lee: leefs@umkc.edu

 
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

Because of recent changes at Notre Dame, the graduate program in economics can no longer be considered a heterodox one. In their core courses, students are limited to mainstream theories and approaches. However, if a student's interests survive this, they are allowed to work with one of the heterodox economists in the Department of Economics & Policy Studies.

For more information: Contact: Martin H. Wolfson, at Baker.49@nd.edu  or 219/631-6335 David F. Ruccio Ruccio.1@nd.edu 

 
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

Do you feel that there should be more to Economics than second order conditions of constrained optima or intergenerational planning with infinite time horizons? Would you also like to examine economic theory from the perspective of the philosophy of science? Are you fascinated by the problems of the Third World, post-Keynesian macroeconomics, Marxian economics, ecological economics, the economics of gender, or Bayesian econometrics? If so, graduate study in economics at the University of Utah may be for you.

Mainstream and heterodox approaches are integral parts of a broad program which includes a technically sophisticated presentation of economic theory and quantitative methods as well as a variety of fields of specialization, including the history of economic thought, political economy, monetary economics, law and economics, econometrics and economic development. The Department has approximately 50 Ph.D. students in residence, 20 Masters students and a faculty of 20 with Ph.D.'s from leading universities across the U.S.

For more information: Al Campbell, email Al@economics.utah.edu,  tel. (801) 585 - 3521
or directly contact the Department at University of Utah, Department of Economics, 1645 East Central Campus Drive, Room 308, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9300. Tel: (801) 581-7481,   Fax: (801) 585-5649.

 
FHTW BERLIN - UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, GERMANY

The Master´s course in International and Development Economics is a 186 months full-time programme by the Department of Management & Economics I (Business Administration) at the FHTW Berlin. The course, which was first offered in 2003, begins onin April 1 each year at the start of the summer semester. The programme consists of twohree semesters of courses with lectures/seminars of around 20 hours per week, the 3rd term is mainly for writing the thesis and the final colloquiumand a further 4 month period for writing a thesis and a final colloquium. The programme is taught entirely in English. The programme is designed for students from developing countries as well as for students from Germany and other developed countries who have a special interest in the economic challenges facing developing, emerging and transition countrieseconomies. First, the programme will provide students with a solid foundation in development economics, macroeconomics and modern theories of international trade and finance. Here, students will become familiar with contemporary economic controversies, especially those involving monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policy. Second, the programme will focus on policy and management issues in key economic sectors, in particular agriculture, financial institutions and public enterprises. There is a special emphasis on development finance. Hence, the course will be concerned with micro, meso (sectorial) and macro levels of activity. The main focus is on heterodox approaches to development issues. Throughout, the programme will strive to achieve a balance between theoretical reflection and practical application. It is expected that students have already acquired basic academic knowledge and skills in business management in their undergraduate studiescourse. The programme will prepare students to work in various areas related to developing countries. Graduates will be well equipped to work for European companies which operate in developing countries, or for governmental or nongovernmental institutions involved in development cooperation. In developing countries graduates will be ideally suited for positions in government departments, bank's and other financial institutions, consulting organisations, multinational companies, chambers of commerce or educational institutions such as universities. Service fee for the entire programme is 2,000 Euro.

For more information: http://www.mide.fhtw-berlin.de 

Contact: Programme Director, Contact Dr Sebastian Dullien, Professor of Economics, Professor. Trevor Evans, Director, Masters in International and Development Economics,FHTW Berlin - University of Applied Sciences,
Treskowallee 8, ,10313 Berlin, Germany

 
UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, GREECE

The University of Athens Doctoral Program in Economic (UADPhilEcon) is committed to approaching economics as a social science, combining advanced mainstream theory and applied work with a critical edge made possible by a serious engagement with the philosophical, political and historical implications of economic ideas and techniques. UADPhilEcon is committed to a rigorous but also critical approach to economic theories. The program is founded on the conviction that the best thinker is one who knows not only the theory and its applications but also one who understands the untested assumptions on which it has been built as well as the social and historical origins of these assumptions. UADPhilEcon aims at eliciting deep thinking and a pluralism of mind that equips its graduates with the capacity to transcend the limits of any rigid explanatory system. While the exposition of many models requires a mathematical approach, UADPhilEcon also aspires to embed in students the sense of wonder that any social scientist must feel when faced with the complexity and inherent unpredictability of the human condition. A small number of students are admitted each year. Applications from outside of Greece (by Greek and non-Greek candidates alike) are actively encouraged. It is a policy of UADPhilEcon to charge no fees either to Greek or to non-Greek students.

For more information: http://www.uadphilecon.grinfo@uadphilecon.gr.

 
UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA

A graduate program "Globalization, development and economic cooperation" with a heterodox perspective.
El món del segle XXI ofereix unes terribles asimetries entre riquesa i pobresa, seguretat i conflictes, progrés i deter iorament ambiental, etc. La globalització econòmica ha afectat irremissiblement altres àmbits de l'existència social, configur ant definitivament un sistema econòmic mundial en què les bret-xes entre els seus centres i les seves per ifèries no semblen sinó reproduir-se eternament. En aquest context de desigualtat econòmica, social i territorial, el desenvolupament i la cooperació, tot i que en contínua tr ansfor mació per adaptar-se als nous temps, continuen sent dos pols de referència en qualsevo l discurs estra tègic de futur, si és que aquest futur ha de ser possible per a tota la humanitat. Els reptes per a un desenvolupament autènticament socioeconòmic, humà i sostenib le , i les exigències d'una autèntica cooper ació entre pobles i països que els per meti a vançar a tots (i no una a costa dels altres) segueix ocupant les agendes acadèmiques i polítiques de la consciència mundial. Aquest màster en Globalització, Desenvo lupament i Cooperació, al llarg de les 400 hores que comprenen els dos cursos, pretén seguir for mant, com ho ha fet durant catorz e anys , especialistes que, enfor tits per una sòlida base teòrica i pràctica, puguin inter venir directament en la constr ucció d'unes estratègies de desenvolupament i unes relacions de cooper ació que apuntalin un món possible de solidaritat i benestar, respectuós amb la natura lesa i esper ançador per a les generacions futures.

For more information: Gemma Cairó i Céspedes, Dpt. Política Econòmica i Estructura
Econòmica Mundial, Facultat Econòmiques (UB), Avda. Diagonal 690, 08034 Barcelona, Tel: 934021922, Fax: 934024573

 
UNIVERSITY OF BREMEN, GERMANY

The Department of Economics offers a diploma in economics, a PhD. degree and possibly a master degree taught in English in the near future. All programs combine elements of political economy and traditional economics. Though neoclassical theory is taught on all course levels, our faculty is almost exclusively heterodox with one or two exceptions. A whole bunch of different approaches to economics are present in Bremen: Keynesian, Marxian, Feminist, Ecological, Institutionalist, and Social Economics. Our program emphasizes sustainability, international, financial and economic policy topics. Specialized course offerings include the economics of gender, ecological economics, monetary economics, public finance, international trade, economic history, industrial policy, business cycles and regional development. Lately the business administration section of the department is growing, which might change the structure of our broad and critical approach to the study of economics into a traditional business school leaning.

For more information: http://www.wiwi.uni-bremen.de/
Contact Wolfram Elsner, e-mail: welsner@uni-bremen.de 

 ERASMUS UNIVERSITY ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Erasmus Center for History in Management and Economics (CHIMES) and Erasmus Research Institute in Management offer a four-year international PhD program in Economics, Management and History. The mission of the PhD program is to train future generations of international researchers in the field of economics, management and history. PhD candidates follow a customized and state of the art course program, which fits their academic background and CHIMES’s research program. During the project, each candidate is coached intensively by senior CHIMES fellows and by co-supervisors from our international scientific network. PhD Projects in Economics, Management and History at CHIMES cover a variety of themes, such as business history and organizational behavior, the role of business institutions in economic development, the pattern of breaking routines with entrepreneurial innovations, and business enterprises as vehicles of economic and management thought.

For more information: http://www.chimes.nl.
Contact Ms. Annette Bartels at abartels@fbk.eur.nl 

 
ERASMUS UNIVERSITY ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

The Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) invites students to apply for its GRADUATE PROGRAMME in philosophy and economics. The focus of the programme is on interdisciplinary areas where the Philosophy and Methodology of Economics, on the one hand, and Institutional Economics, on the other, meet (with particular attention paid to the new developments in science studies and to the new economics of institutions and organizations). The programme is strongly international. Its working language is English.
Ideally, applicants have a Master's degree in economics or in philosophy, or are close to completing such a degree. Those with a strong Bachelor's degree will also be considered.
The programme is in two parts. The first part provides a one-year MPhil Degree and it can be done separately. It consists of a set of foundational courses on topics that range from the philosophy and rhetoric of both mainstream and heterodox economics to the foundations of new institutional and evolutionary economics. The core courses are currently given by Mark Blaug, John Groenewegen, Arjo Klamer, Uskali Maki, Deirdre McCloskey and Jack Vromen as well as visiting professors (such as, in 2000-2002, by Gregory Dow, Wade Hands, John Davis, Claude Menard, and John Dupre).
Overall, EIPE has some 20 Members who participate in its activities, including teaching, and whose areas of expertise cover a broad range of fields and topics, from philosophy of science, social epistemology, social ontology, and internet ethics to theories of rationality, transaction cost economics, organization theory, game theory, and cultural economics (the current list of members comprises Gerrit Antonides, Mark Blaug, John Davis, Igor Douven, Sanjeev Goyal, John Groenewegen, George Hendrikse, Jeroen van den Hoven, Maarten Janssen, Arjo Klamer, Barbara Krug, Theo Kuipers, Deirdre McCloskey, Uskali Maki, Bart Nooteboom, Paivi Oinas, Laszlo Polos, Ronald Spekle, Ruth Towse, Jack Vromen, Richard Whitley, Theo van Willigenburg).
The MPhil will be useful for those who want to have a solid introduction to the areas covered; those who want to upgrade their knowledge close to the frontline research on these themes; and those who want to prepare themselves for PhD research at EIPE or elsewhere. After the MPhil, students can apply for the second part of the EIPE Programme, the PhD programme. PhD theses focus on topics related to the EIPE Research Programme "Institutions".
EIPE organizes a regular research seminar with internationally renowned experts presenting papers. It also runs a PhD seminar to provide a forum for discussion of the work in progress by its graduate students. Moreover, it organises international workshops and conferences on a wide range of topics.

For more information: http://www.eur.nl/fw/english/eipe/
Contact the secretary of the institute, Loes van Dijk (vandijk@fwb.eur.nl , +31-10-408 8967).

 
INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE NETHERLANDS

It is at graduate level (entry requirement is BA economics). The offers a 6.5 weeks diploma program in Feminist Development Economics, in the period end of May - early July, each year. It is a pluralist diploma, with heterodox emphasis, drawing mainly from institutional, social, and Post-Keynesian economics. The course is practical, hands-on with many group exercises. The course has several modules: on macro and micro feminist development economics as well as a module on exploratory feminist data analysis, feminist economic methodology, and a workshop on feminist development economic policy. The course convenor is Irene van Staveren. Among other lecturers on the course are Haroon Akram Lodhi and Diane Elson.

For more information: http://www.iss.nl/ 
Contact: Prof. dr. Irene van Staveren, ISS, P.O. Box 29776, 2502 LT THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS. Phone: (31) 70 42 60 602. Fax: (31) 70 42 60 799. e-mail: staveren@iss.nl

 
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

The MA in Political Economy programme at Manchester University offers a cross-disciplinary curriculum of study in political economy. The MA is housed in the Centre for the Study of Political Economy, which brings together the world-class research strengths in the field of political economy at Manchester University. The programme is taught from members across the Faculty of Humanities in the School of Social Sciences, the School of Environment and Development, and the Manchester Business School. Each student will pursue their particular interests in political economy through one of four pathways:

- Theoretical Political Economy
- Political Economy of Society, Space and Environment
- Political Economy of Finance, Business and Work
- Political Economy of Development.

Each pathway offers courses drawn from across the different disciplines in the schools, offering the student a unique exposure to the full breadth of the field of political economy. The research route is an ESRC recognised 1 + 3 programme which offers training in both quantitative and qualitative research methods that prepare students for doctoral research.

For more information: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply/
Information on degree course contact Prof John O’Neill: john.f.o’neill@manchester.ac.uk 
Application information contact Zoe Woodend at: Zoe.Woodend@manchester.ac.uk

 
UNIVERSITY OF MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS

MERIT and UNU/INTECH together offer a PhD Program in Economics and Policy Studies of Technical Change. The program is designed for students who are interested in exploring the theoretical, institutional, and policy issues underlying technological change and in studying the role of technical change in fostering economic growth and development in both industrialized and developing countries.

For more information: http://www.merit.unu.edu/

Write to MERIT-UNU/INTECH PhD Programme, P.O.
Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands

 
NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY

Designed for those interested in the pursuit of economics research in government, academia or industry, the MSc in Economics at Nottingham Trent University examines economic theory, empirical methods and applications. It develops economics research skills through explicit reflection on economic research design, planning and methodologies. Students will be equipped with an understanding of contemporary economic research methods and their limitations. The course reflects approaches to research and policy from the perspective of a number of schools of thought including neoclassical approaches, Institutional, Marxian and Post-Keynesian economics. The course is geared towards producing economics researchers and this is achieved through specialist teaching and close supervision of research projects. The MSc in Economics is suitable for students wishing to pursue a PhD at Nottingham Trent or elsewhere.

For more information: http://www.ntu.ac.uk

Contact Dr. Bruce Philp at: nbs.postgrad@ntu.ac.uk.

 
SAINT-PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY, RUSSIA

Saint-Petersburg State University offers Master's and Doctoral Degrees in the Department of Economic Sociology. Master's Program (2 years) includes basic elements in economic sociology and general social sciences. Doctoral Program (3 years) combines two supplemented fields of economic sociology and demography. Both programs are designed during the recent years according to the standards and regulations of Russian Ministry of Education. Proposed curriculum meets the properties of heterodox economic thinking. Members of Economic Sociology Department came from different educational backgrounds (economics, philosophy, sociology) and warmly welcome multidimensional systematic research of economic processes.

For more information: Professor Yuri V. Veselov, Head of Economic Sociology Department, Saint-Petersburg State University, Ul. Smolnogo 1/3, entr. 9, R202, Saint-Petersburg, 193060 Russia. Tel: +7-812-2749706. Fax: +7-812-1100077. veselov@soc.pu.ru.

 
SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, UK

The Department of Economics at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as a doctoral program. All combine sound foundations in mainstream economics (theory and techniques) with thorough presentation of alternative perspectives, including classical political economy, Marxist economics, and Keynesian and Post-Keynesian approaches. The aim is to enable students actively to engage with contemporary mainstream economics while also equipping them with the tools and insights provided by alternative theoretical systems of thought in economics. Against this broad background, the particular expertise of SOAS arises from its long-standing preoccupation with the political economy of economic development. Thus, students at all degree levels have access to a unique pool of regional expertise and can take course options that cover diverse aspects of economic and social development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. At the postgraduate level, our commitment to critical engagement with mainstream economics while also studying the political economy of development is reflected in cutting-edge research into alternatives – both at the level of theory and of economic policy responses. Innovative MSc courses develop new approaches to themes such as ‘good governance’, ‘rent-seeking’, ‘financial system design’, and the role of ‘social and cultural capital’ in shaping a new economic world order. A strong body of PhD students is currently developing some of these ideas as well as undertaking research on better-established topics in development economics.

For more information: http://www.soas.ac.uk/economics/
Contact: Dr. Costas Lapavitsas ( cl5@soas.ac.uk ), Head of Department, Thornhaugh St, Russell Sq, London WC1 0XG, UK.

  UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, UK

The Department of Economics at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as a doctoral program. All combine sound foundations in mainstream economics (theory and techniques) with thorough presentation of alternative perspectives, including classical political economy, Marxist economics, and Keynesian and Post-Keynesian approaches. The aim is to enable students actively to engage with contemporary mainstream economics while also equipping them with the tools and insights provided by alternative theoretical systems of thought in economics. Against this broad background, the particular expertise of SOAS arises from its long-standing preoccupation with the political economy of economic development. Thus, students at all degree levels have access to a unique pool of regional expertise and can take course options that cover diverse aspects of economic and social development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. At the postgraduate level, our commitment to critical engagement with mainstream economics while also studying the political economy of development is reflected in cutting-edge research into alternatives – both at the level of theory and of economic policy responses. Innovative MSc courses develop new approaches to themes such as ‘good governance’, ‘rent-seeking’, ‘financial system design’, and the role of ‘social and cultural capital’ in shaping a new economic world order. A strong body of PhD students is currently developing some of these ideas as well as undertaking research on better-established topics in development economics.

For more information: http://www.soas.ac.uk/economics/
Contact: Dr. Costas Lapavitsas ( cl5@soas.ac.uk ), Head of Department, Thornhaugh St, Russell Sq, London WC1 0XG, UK.



 
TALLINN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, ESTONIA

Technology Governance is an approach and a set of policies undertaken by the public and private sector and society actors in a given space in time to develop a knowledge base, social cohesion and competitiveness at the same time. So far, both in academic research and in policy advice, these aspects have tended to be separated. The Technology Governance program at Tallinn University of Technology is designed to bridge these gaps and to focus on research, teaching, and advice in an interrelated way. Our one-year Masters program in Technology Governance is a technology-focused special graduate degree that could be placed in such areas as Innovation Policy, Industrial Policy and Development Economics as a realistic alternative to mainstream ("Standard Textbook") Economics. Our curriculum includes the theory of uneven development and the history of economic policy. In that sense, this is the international Innovation Policy and High-Tech program with a solid foundation in history and theory, embedded in an exciting environment, that so many students and scholars were always looking for yet could not find!

For more information: www.technologygovernance.eu

 
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA, OTTAWA, CANADA

As is the case in a number of other universities in Canada, the graduate program is a mainstream program at the University of Ottawa in which all of the core theory courses are offered within the neoclassical tradition. If students are able to run the gauntlet and survive these core theory courses, students are able to work under the supervision of heterodox economists, Marc Lavoie and Mario Seccareccia, either for the Master’s or PhD thesis.

For more information: Contact Marc Lavoie ( Marc.Lavoie@uOttawa.ca ) or
Mario Seccareccia ( Mario.Seccareccia@uOttawa.ca )

 
UNIVERSITY OF SIENA, ITALY

The Doctorate in Economics at the University of Siena trains students to do research in economics over a four year programme. The first two years are devoted to course work. After a first training in mathematics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, a full menu of specialized courses is offered. It is our conviction that a full understanding of economic phenomena is favored by a pluralistic view of economics; hence our constant attention is on exposing the students to different theoretical points of view. The courses are held in English. Courses take advantage of the network of international connections cultivated by our Department. This year Samuel Bowls has been appointed full professor and will have a leading role in the doctorate programme.

For more information: http://www.econ-pol.unisi.it/dottorato/welcome.html
Contact Professor Ugo Pagano at pagano@unisi.it.

 

 KEELE UNIVERSITY

RESEARCH INSTITUE FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, UK

Keele University, Research Institute for Public Policy and Management is open to postgraduate research (PhD) in the general area of heterodox economics. Postgraduate students are draw both from Economics and Management disciplines areas. The areas of staff interest include; the changing character and experience of work, including the impact of new technologies and patterns of accountability. Microeconomic analysis and policy, including labour economics, consumption and savings, public economics, game theory, industrial organization including networks growth and development, business cycles, development economics and issue and research into gender inequality. Institutional economics and economic sociology. Economic methodology, history and philosophy of economics. Research degree programs at Keele include formal research training in parallel to work on specific research projects or topics. This may be through the M.Res. or through a package of specific research training agreed as part of a ‘learning plan’. Research in the Institute benefits from close collaboration with public policy and public service organizations, government, business and voluntary enterprises, Trades Unions and professional organizations, and with communities, not just in the UK, but worldwide. There are particularly strong links with health services and health professionals, schools and other education institutions, Trades Unions, and with Government as well as with universities worldwide
For more information: http://www.keele.ac.uk/gradschool/prospectus/rippmanagement.htm 
http://www.keele.ac.uk/gradschool/prospectus/making.htm
http://www.keele.ac.uk/research/ppm/ 
Contact Matthew Brannan at m.brannan@mngt.keele.ac.uk
 

 
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

The Department of Political Economy offers Masters and Doctoral studies, emphasising heterodox economics and interdisciplinary social sciences. The Master of Political Economy program is suitable for people who have completed a Bachelors degree, perhaps in another field within the social sciences and now wish to study political economy. The Department also offers a research Ph.D. degree in political economy, based on research and the preparation of a thesis on a topic of your own choosing.

The Department of Political Economy was formed as a breakaway from the Department of Economics and is now located in a new School of Social and Political Sciences. The department provides an environment in which teaching and research is not constrained by the economic orthodoxy. It has the largest grouping of political economists at any Australian university. The research and teaching interests include international political economy; corporate globalisation and international migration; political economic development; environmental and ecological economics; Marxist, institutional, Keynesian and feminist perspectives on political economy; the critique of neoliberalism; industry policies; economic inequality; and urban and regional economic issues. Political economy can be studied directly without having to take mainstream courses in neoclassical economics. Staff in the department publish the Journal of Australian Political Economy: www.jape.org.au

For more information: http://www.usyd.edu.au
Contact Tim Anderson t.anderson@usyd.edu.au  or Stuart Rosewarne s.rosewarne.@usyd.edu.au

 
OTHER UNIVERSITIES WITH GRADUATE/POST GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN HETERODOX ECONOMICS

- Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand: Supervise Master’s and PhD theses; for
further information contact stefan.kesting@aut.ac.nz  or aoehlers@aut.ac.nz 
- Bucharest University of Economics, Romania: http://www.ase.edu.ro/engleza/index.asp 
- University of Grenoble, France: http://www.upmf-grenoble.fr/55458523/0/fiche___pagelibre/
- University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom: http://www.hertfordshire.ac.uk/courses/how-to-apply/home.cfm
- University of Leeds, United Kingdom: http://lubswww.leeds.ac.uk/researchProgs/our-research/economics/
- University of Newcastle, Australia: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/school/ept/index.html
- Universite de Paris 13 Villetaneuse, France: http://www.univ-paris13.fr/CEPN/cepn.htm
http://www.univ-paris13.fr/formationsUP13/form/default_dom.php?id=5