From the Editors
Kudos to the Financial Times
of London as it
continues to run articles/editorials on the state of (mainstream)
economics. The most recent piece by Gideon Rachman "Sweep Economists
Off Their Throne
," argued that economists need to give up their
"physics envy" and incorporate more historical analysis. The
editorial also generated a slew of interesting follow up letters to the
editor. This ongoing debate is a reminder of why I (TS) gave up
the Wall Street Journal (after it was purchased by Rupert Murdoch) in
favor of the FT.
Last weekend, I (TJ) attended a three-day workshop on "Social
Provisioning, Embeddedness, and Modeling the Economy'' held at the
University of Missouri-Kansas City. There were many interesting papers
and discussions on social fabric matrix, social surplus approach,
social accounting matrix, system dynamics, and social structure of
accumulation. One of the impressions I got from the workshop is that
heterodox economists in different traditions have many common
methodological and theoretical grounds. So it is possible to integrate
various heterodox models in order to better explain the 'social
provisioning process'. The conference papers are available here.
One final note: We'd like to remind you that the registration
window for the ASSA Annual Meeting in Denver (January 2011) is
open. Remember tick the Association for Social Economics and/or the
Industrial Relations association membership box, otherwise your money
goes to AEA. The preliminary program is available here.
All the best.
Tae-Hee Jo and Ted Schmidt, Editors
Table of Contents
Call for Participants
Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
Conference Papers, Reports, and Articles
Corporate Change, 19(5): Oct. 2010
Watch, 7(3): Sept. 2010
Feminist Economics, 16(3): July 2010
International Review of Applied Economics, 24(5): Sept.
Economic Methodology, 17(3): Sept. 2010
Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action, 4(1): 2010
economics review, 54: Sept. 2010
Social Economy, 68(3): Sept. 2010
Review, 8(4): October 2010
Heterodox Books and Book Series
Graduate Programs and Scholarships
Heterodox Web Sites and Associates
Economics in the Media
Queries from Heterodox Economists
Call for Papers
Congress of the Asian Association of Women’s Studies (cAAWS 2010)
Debating Gender Justice in Asia
9-11 December 2010 | City Bayview Hotel, Georgetown, Penang,
Organised by the Asian Association of Women's Studies (AAWS),
Women’s Development Research Centre (KANITA), Universiti Sains
Malaysia and the South East Asian Association for Gender Studies,
Malaysian Branch (SAMA)Website: www.usm.my/kanita/aaws2010.asp
Thirty five years have lapsed since the first United Nations
World Conference on Women in 1975 acknowledged women’s rights and
gender equality as critical components in addressing social equality
and justice within the international community and by national
governments. Since then, women’s movements, both globally and
locally have lobbied governments and stakeholders in society to take
active steps to overcome all forms of discrimination against women.
With slow progress and many challenges in the initial stages, the
United Nations in the early 1990s introduced the strategy of
‘gender mainstreaming’ so that governments and
organisations could implement more effective and transformational
programmes to counter the diluted versions of projects which merely
‘integrate women’ in the development process.
Despite these notable efforts gender inequalities continue to persist
and could even worsen during this period of unstable political and
economic environment. Gender mainstreaming has been criticised as being
ineffective in providing redress in the face of gender injustices. The
2010 Asia-Pacific Human Report (UNDP, 2010) which fore-grounded gender
equality as its main theme noted that “in every country across
Asia and the Pacific, pervasive gender inequality remains a barrier to
progress, justice and social stability”. It underscored the point
that despite growth in the region, gender inequality has cut even
deeper for poorer and marginalised groups.
We currently live in a period of crisis, uncertainty and possibly,
epochal changes. Social and gender justice has been stalled as the
period of neo-liberal globalisation saw a shift from the politics of
redistribution to that of recognition, with a focus on identity and
difference rather than social solidarity based on justice and respect
(Fraser, 2003). Can and should the two struggles be reconciled? What
would be the implications on power relations of various social forces
in society – from those based on class to those groups organised
under the banner of ethnicity, culture, gender and sexuality to name
but a few? How can one demand justice from the state, one which is
mediated by different elements, and within different political contexts
– from democratic to authoritarian regimes?
This forthcoming congress calls for papers to debate these issues in
the context of re-claiming and re-invigorating gender justice in Asia.
Papers can fit into the following sub-themes:
- Feminism (s) in Asia and gender justice
- Gender, culture and religion
- Citizenship, leadership and governance
- Globalisation and alternative development
Please send in a 300 word abstract by
30th September 2010. We will inform you if your abstract has been
accepted by 18th October 2010. Finalised papers are due on 18th
Please submit your abstract in the following format:
· Paper title· Name of
author(s) with full affiliation· Author(s) address, 100 word
biodata (each presenter) & contact details (including email of
presenter/s)· Sub-theme preferred for presentation ·
Abstract text (max 300 words)· Word format· Font: Times
New Roman 12.
Please submit abstracts to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by normal
post to the following address:
The Chairperson of the Scientific
The 2nd Congress of AAWS 2010
Women’s Development Research Centre (KANITA)
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Registration fee and accommodation:
There will be a registration fee of
RM200.00 for local participants and USD80.00 for foreign participants
which will cover all meals and materials during the congress.
Participants are responsible for their own accommodation and flight
arrangements. Please book your accommodation directly with the hotel.
Please send your questions and other information regarding this
conference to the following:
The Chairperson of the Scientific
Prof. Cecilia Ng Choon Sim (Email: email@example.com
The Chairperson of the Secretariat Committee
Prof. Datin Rashidah Shuib (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Deputy Chairs of the Secretariat Committee
Dr. Noraida Endut (Email: email@example.com)And
Assoc. Prof. Intan Osman (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address and Contact Number:
Conference of the Buddhist Economics Research Platform
Buddhist Insights for a New World Economy
January 18-19, 2011 | Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia | website
Abstracts for papers to be presented at the conference are invited from
all interested researchers from any scientific or community service
field. The final submission date for abstracts has been extended to
October 15, 2010. Ideally, the presentations should address some aspect
of the way Buddhist world views and perspectives can help contribute to
the development and implementation of new economic systems that are
better capable of generating real and lasting increases in human
well-being. New models are clearly necessary amidst the demonstrated
economic and environmental limits of dominant systems that have lead to
the persistent threat of financial crises, severe environmental stress,
and limited gains in subjective well-being.
Interested participants should email an abstract of their planned
presentation (about 250 words) accompanied by a biographical note (100
words) electronically by October 15, 2010 to Peter Daniels (see below
for contact details).
Dr. Peter Daniels
Environmental and Ecological Economics
Griffith School of Environment
Griffith University, Nathan 4111
Phone: Australia 61-7-3735-7189
FAX: Australia 61-7-3735-7459
The 10th Annual North
American Basic Income Congress
New York, NY, February 25 – 27, 2011 | Sheraton New York
Hotel and Towers
Deadline for proposals: October 31, 2010
The Tenth Annual North American Basic Income Conference: Models for
Social Transformation will take place in New York City on Friday,
February 25 through Sunday February 27, 2011. This conference will be a
joint event of the USBIG Network, and BI/RG Canada. It will be held in
conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Economic Association
(EEA). Attendees at the USBIG conference are welcome to attend any of
the EEA’s events.
Featured speakers include Stanley Aronowitz, of the City University of
New York, and Charles Murray, of the American Enterprise institute.
Stanley Aronowitz is the author of several books including, The Jobless
Future. Murray is also the author of several books including, In Our
Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State. The two will address each
other in session entitled, “Left and Right on Basic Income.”
The North American Basic Income Conference was originally “the
U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network Conference,” and was
organized by the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee (USBIG) Network. It
expanded in 2010 to become a joint event of the USBIG Network and the
Basic Income / Revenu Garanti Canada (BI/RG Canada). Since then, it has
been a North American Conference held on alternate years in the United
States and Canada.
Scholars, activists, and others are invited to propose papers, and
organize panel discussions on BIG or topics related to poverty and the
distribution of property. All points of view are welcome. Proposals
from any discipline are welcomed. Anyone interested in making a
presentation or organizing a panel should submit a proposal to the
chair of the organizing committee: Karl Widerquist: Karl@Widerquist.com
Please include the following information with your proposal:
1. Name (of all participants)
4. City, State/Province, Zip Code/Postal Code, and Country
5. Telephone, FAX
6. Email Address
7. Paper or Presentation Title
8. Abstract (short summary) of 50-150 words
More information and the call for papers will be released and up on the
USBIG Website www.usbig.net
of Business Historians Conference 2011
2011 Annual Conference: "Sustainability"
1-2 July, 2011 | Centre for International Business History, Henley
Business School, University of Reading, UK
The history of business has always been linked to issues of
sustainability – the capacity to endure. This may concern the
impact of businesses and their products upon the environment or the
longevity of enterprises and their brands.
Themes for the conference may include:
- Business and the natural environment: the role of
businesses/industries in eroding or protecting the natural world. The
history of relations between business and environmental groups
- Sustainability as a source of competitive advantage
- How do businesses sustain themselves? Strategies for achieving
longevity, such as staff development and training, sustainable
leadership, investment in innovation, re-branding, flexibility and
diversification· Markets and sustainability: the role of
financial markets in promoting (or discouraging) the long term
sustainability of firms or industries
- Sustainability and innovation· Regulation and
- Transport, trade and sustainability
- Business and the built environment
- Sustainability & education: the role of universities and
Proposals are welcome for either individual papers or entire sessions
on the theme of sustainability. The organizers also welcome papers on
any topic related to business history, even where it does not focus on
the conference theme. Each paper proposal should include a short (one
page) abstract and a brief CV. Proposals for sessions should also
include a cover letter containing a session title and a brief
description of or rationale for the proposed session and Chair.
If you have any questions, please contact either of the local
organizers Peter Miskell or Peter Scott at email@example.com
The deadline for submission is 31st January 2011
Please send proposals electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail to:
Centre of International Business
Henley Business School
University of Reading
Eatern Economics Association Conference 2011
Association for Social Economics sessions at the Eastern Economics
Association Meetings in New York, NY, February 25-27, 2011. The
deadline for submission of your abstracts is October 4th. Contact Mark
White at email@example.com.
Midwest Economics Association Conference 2011
ASE sessions at the Midwest Economics Association Meetings to be held
in St. Louis, MO, March 18-20, 2011. The deadline for submission of
your abstracts is October 2nd. Contact Bruce Pietrykowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southwest Economics Association Conference 2011
The Southwest Economics Association will meet with the SWSSA in Las
Vegas, NV, March 16-19, 2011. Our new Southwest Regional Director,
Aparna Mitra has arranged for ASE to have two sessions at these
meetings. The SWSSA has been able to negotiate very good hotel rates -
$106 per night in the conference hotel. Please send your abstracts to
Aparna by September 30, 2010. Her email address is email@example.com.
Western Economic Association Conference 2011
John Henry has arranged for several sessions for ASE to be held
with the Western Economic Association Conference in San Diego, CA, June
29-July3, 2011. If you are interested, please send an abstract along
with your name, affiliation, mailing address and email address to John
F. Henry, University of Missouri, Kansas City. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submission is December 1, 2010.
Political Economy Research Network
The Eurozone in Crisis: Challenges and Controversies in the European Political
Economy(ies) and in Political Economy Research
The ongoing economic and political turmoil in the eurozone (for
example, Greece’s bailout, the downgrading of Spain’s
credit rating, Ireland’s fall from grace) has highlighted the
need for critical reflection on, and analysis of, developments in
recent years. Accordingly, this workshop provides a forum for
discussion of the European political economy(ies), plus the broader
debates in critical political economy that have taken place in this
Therefore, papers will be sought on, FIRSTLY, empirical issues linked
to the challenges faced by: member states; regions within the eurozone
(e.g. the so-called PIIGS); CEE countries wishing to join (e.g. issues
of euroisation faced by Hungary, etc.); institutions such as the ECB;
the euro as a global currency; the crisis itself (inclusive of the
2008-9 period and the current fall-out from Greece’s troubles).
SECONDLY, though, we are also interested in contributions which, while
retaining Europe as their empirical focus, speak to broader conceptual
and theoretical debates that have taken place over the past decade. To
give a few examples, there have been lively discussions on:
supranational governance in the light of the euro; the
internationalisation of national states; the rise to prominence of
inter alia the ‘cultural political economy’,
‘everyday life’ and ‘neo-Poulantzian’
literatures; neoliberalism; and ‘models’ of capitalism plus
(in the European context) the notion of a social ‘model’.
As such, we seek contributions from scholars with an interest in
political economy research, whatever their disciplinary affiliation
(sociology, political science, economics, geography, anthropology,
ethnology, development studies, area studies, history, etc.). Hence the
workshop aims to attract a diverse range of junior and senior
researchers, from postgraduate students to professors. To this end,
limited funds will be availabe for assisting PhD researchers who
present, especially those from Central and Eastern Europe, with their
travel and accommodation costs.
The workshop will be held on Friday 18 – Saturday 19 February
2011 at Goethe University Frankfurt. Introducing the workshop will be
Andreas Nölke, Professor of International Political Economy in the
Department of Political Science and Dean of the Faculty of Social
Sciences at Goethe University Frankfurt. This will be followed by a
plenary address on global/supranational governance and the
internationalisation of the state by Ulrich Brand, Professor of
International Politics at the University of Vienna.
There is no fee for attending and participating in the workshop. The
workshop language will be English.
Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted to email@example.com
by no later than Wednesday 13 October 2010. The applicants will
be informed of the selection committee’s decision by no later
than Friday 22 October 2010.
Society for the History of Economic Thought Conference 2011
15th Annual Conference, (ESHET), 19-22 May 2011 | Bogazici
University, Istanbul | website
The Conference will be organized by the Bogazici University, Department
of Economics, and will be held at Bogazici University campus, Istanbul,
Turkey.ESHET 2011 welcomes papers and proposed sessions in all areas of
the history of economic thought. To submit a proposal please send
an abstract of about 400 words for a paper and/or a proposal of about
600 words for a session (together with the abstracts of the session
papers) no later than the 15th December 2010.
There are two further features to the conference. Firstly, ESHET
2011 will host a special theme titled: “Competition, Innovation
and Rivalry” around which some plenary and special sessions will
be organized. Papers and session proposals concerning
“Competition, Innovation and Rivalry” are welcome and
subject to the same submission conditions as all other papers. The
general motivation behind the special theme is given below:
“Competition, Innovation and Rivalry”
The way in which innovation has been described, categorised,
contextualised and theorised by various figures as well as schools of
thought in the discipline of economics warrants a thorough
investigation from a history of economic thought perspective. Although
it is a truism that some approaches in economics by focusing on the
conditions of allocating resources efficiently within a static
framework failed to consider innovation properly, other approaches by
underscoring the evolutionary characteristics of the economy, and thus
by paying attention to dynamic efficiency, aimed at shedding light on
innovation in an explicit manner. Knowledge and entrepreneurship
standing as natural ingredients of innovation, much debate has been
devoted to the roles played by competition, rivalry and collaboration
among economic actors. A corollary of this debate has been on the
characterisation of different economic systems in boosting or hampering
Despite the lack of consensus about the causes as well as the
consequences of innovation, many different fields in mainstream
economics and many heterodox approaches have generated invaluable
insights. Keeping track of all the different developments is certainly
challenging, but focusing on the key aspects as of how the history of
economic thought may further investigate the topic is feasible and thus
constitutes the subject matter of the 2011 Conference. We are
interested in papers that expose the history of economic ideas
concerning innovation, competition and rivalry as well as papers that
provide a historical or methodological perspective concerning
methodological, ideological and political debates which evolved around
Reach-out Sessions: The second feature of this conference is that we
would like to encourage the organisation of sessions in which
historians of economics meet economic theorists, economic historians,
sociologists, historians of science, political scientists and scholars
from other areas of the social sciences. Ideally we would like the
organisers of such sessions to enlist the people from the other
disciplines but we would also be happy to work with specific proposals
even if there are no specific names attached.
- 15th December 2010: Deadline for abstract submissions. To submit
a paper, please go to the conference website.
- 30th January 2011: Notification of accepted/rejected abstracts
- 15th April 2011: Deadline for sending full papers
- 19-22 May 2011: ESHET 2011 Conference
Scientific Committee: Fikret Adaman, Ragıp Ege, Harald Hagemann, Amos
Local Organizers: Fikret Adaman, N. Emrah Aydınonat, Cem Behar, Ragıp
Ege, Şevket Pamuk
Prize of Economic Research of Ensayos Revista de Economia
The Department of Economics at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo
Leon and its Economic Research Center invite researchers to participate
in the Fifth Prize of Economic Research of Ensayos Revista de
Economía. The eight best papers will be published in one
of the two biannual numbers of Ensayos Revista de Economía for
The best paper will be awarded with $25,000 (mx) and a diploma to the
best research of Ensayos Revista de Economía 2011. The other
seven papers will receive $5,000 (mx) and a diploma. The deadline is
December 3rd, 2010.
For PhD students, researchers or faculty that may be interested to
participate in the competition, more information can be found at:
Annual Conference on the History of Recent Economics (HISRECO)
29-30 April 2011 | Duke University, North Carolina, USA
The Second World War and its aftermath marked a major stage in the
establishment of economics as one of the dominant discourses in
contemporary societies. The spread of economic ideas into many areas
of social life invites mutually profitable engagements between
historians of economics and historians of other social sciences. It
also presents great potential for those working on the history of
economics to broaden their audience beyond those that they have
The past decade has been witness to a surging interest in the
history of economics post-WWII. This new scholarship has made good use
of newly available source-materials, rehearsed new methodologies for
the study of the past and looked across disciplinary boundaries for
insights. In its fifth consecutive year, the HISRECO conference offers
a venue for review and development of this work. We are inviting
submissions of papers that deal with the post-WWII era. Though all
proposals will be carefully considered, our preference is for papers
that place post-war economics in a broader context, whether this is
parallel developments in other social sciences, politics, culture or
economic challenges. To this end, we solicit proposals from scholars
trained in history, economics, sociology, or any field that may yield
insights. Proposals from doctoral students and junior researchers are
If you are interested in participating, please submit a proposal
containing roughly 500 words and indicating clearly the original
contribution of the paper (if you have a draft of the paper, we would
be happy to see that as well). The deadline for the submission of
paper proposals is 30 September 2010. Notice of acceptance or rejection
will be sent by 1 November 2010 and completed papers will be
due on 15 February 2011 so that we can provide feedback and then
give discussants time to prepare comments.
The organizing committee consists of Roger Backhouse (University of
Birmingham), Bruce Caldwell (Duke University), Philippe Fontaine
(École normale supérieure de Cachan and Institut
France), Yann Giraud (Université de Cergy-Pontoise) and
Tiago Mata (Duke University).
Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education
For a special symposium in a future issue in the IJPEE we invite
submissions from teachers/instructors/professors at the community
college level on the challenges/successess and failures of teaching
pluralism at community colleges in the United States. We also invite
anyone teaching at community colleges to write an overview article on
economics education at community colleges. Please contact Jack Reardon,
Editor, International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education at firstname.lastname@example.org
MARXISM 21: Reconstructing
Marxian Theory of Exploitation
invites submissions for a special issue on
Reconstructing (or Reinterpreting) Marxian Theory of Exploitation.
Contributions are invited on topics including, but not limited to, the
- Mathematical reformulations of Marxian theory of exploitation
- Philosophical and sociological conceptualization of Marxian
concept of exploitation
- Policy proposal based upon Marxian theory of exploitation (e.g.
- Questions of applying Marxian theory of exploitation for the
recent change in capitalism including the advent of the so-called
was founded as a semi-annual academic journal specialized in Marxist
studies in 2004. MARXISM 21 has been selected as a Korean Research
Foundation Listed-Candidate Journal and published on a quarterly basis
since 2008. After 2009 MARXISM 21
starts to publish articles in
English as well as in Korean, with its Editorial Board expanded to some
worldly-renounced Marxist scholars.
Contributors are invited to submit a short abstract (max. 200 words)
outlining the key arguments of their prospective paper to Dong-Min Rieu
. Final papers (max. 12,000 words length) will be expected
to be submitted by 20 December, 2010 and the journal will be published
in 20 March, 2011.
URPE at the
Planning to submit a paper and/or organize a session for the
upcoming Eastern Economics Association Conference in New York City
(February 25 – 27, 2011)? Then consider organizing your session
in the 5th Annual URPE@EEA session!
As we know the recent cutbacks of heterodox-oriented sessions at the
ASSA Conference threaten theoretical diversity in the study of
economics. The heterodoxy must stand its ground and to that effect URPE
is soliciting proposals for papers and entire sessions to be organized
under the auspice of URPE at the Eastern Economics Association Annual
Conference. Let’s make a strong URPE presence at the EEA!
1. Presenters must adhere to all EEA guidelines regarding paper
submission, registration information and criteria.
2. Those who submit must be current dues-paying URPE members for 2010
in order to be considered. Annual dues are inexpensive: $20 membership
alone, $55 with year subscription to the Review of Radical Political
Economics, $30 with RRPE for low income or students. Send payments to:
URPE, 418 N. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002-1735
Please submit your proposals and abstracts by October 31, 2010
to Marie Duggan and/or Scott Carter at the following email address: URPE_at_EEA@yahoo.com
Graduate students are especially encouraged to send in individual
proposals as well as entire sessions! Entire Sessions are encouraged!
Let’s show how strong URPE presence at the EEA can send a
powerful message to the profession!
URPE Submission Deadline: October 31, 2010
EEA Submission Deadline : November 8, 2010
EEA Date and Location : February 25 – 27, 2010, New York City
URPE website: http://www.urpe.org/
EEA website: http://www.ramapo.edu/eea/conference.html
World Association for
"Responses to Capitalist Crisis:
Neoliberalism and Beyond"
The Sixth Forum of the World Association for Political Economy
May 27-29, 2011, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA
Co-sponsored by the Union for Radical Political Economics
Topics for the Sixth WAPE Forum
1. Class analysis of the responses to
the financial and economic crisis.
2. Is neoliberalism on the way out or will it survive the economic
crisis? What might replace it?
3. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the revived Keynesian
4. What problems are posed by the rising national debt in many
5. The prospects for major institutional and regulatory reform in the
global economy and in various countries.
6. Class analysis of the growth of right-wing movements in response to
the economic crisis.
7. Lessons from the history of past capitalist crises for the current
8. The problems of, and opportunities for, building socialism in the
midst of capitalist crisis.
9. Can the euro survive the current economic crisis?
10. The danger that tensions among states due to the economic crisis
may lead to serious conflict.
Proposals for both individual papers and complete sessions are welcome.
Please send your application, including curriculum vitae and a paper
abstract of 500 words (in Chinese or English), to Professor Xiaoqin
Ding at email@example.com.
Deadline for applications: January 15, 2011.
Applicants will be notified about acceptance of their paper by February
Papers (in Chinese or English), of up to 6,000 words, will be due by
March 31, 2011.
Conference papers can be submitted for consideration for a special
issue of the Review of Radical Political Economics of papers
presented at this forum.
Official Languages of the Forum: Chinese and English
1. On site registration begins on May
2. Official program on May 28 through May 29, 2011.
The advance registration deadline is
April 22, 2011. The registration fee for advance registration is $100.
The forum dinner on May 28 (optional) costs an additional $30.
Information about advance registration via the web will be available at
a later date. The registration fee after April 22 is $125, except for
participants who cannot make payments in US dollars before arrival.
Individuals will be able to reserve
hotel rooms at the University of Massachusetts Campus Center Hotel or
at nearby hotels. Information about reserving a hotel room will be
Marxian economists from all over the world are welcome to attend
the forum whether or not they will present a paper. The WAPE Forums aim
to encourage cooperation among Marxian economists and to enlarge and
strengthen the influence of Marxian economics in the world.
WAPE. The World Association for Political Economy, registered in Hong
Kong, China, is an international academic organization founded in 2006
by Marxian economists and related groups around the world. The mission
of WAPE is to utilize modern Marxian economics to analyze and study the
world economy, reveal its laws of development, and offer policies to
promote economic and social progress on the national and global level.
The first five WAPE forums were held in Shanghai, Shimane (Japan),
Beijing, Paris, and Suzhou (China) during 2006-2010. Participants in
past WAPE forums have come from many countries in Asia, Australia,
Africa, Europe, and North and South America.
WRPE. The World Review of Political Economy is a new peer-reviewed
quarterly journal of Marxian Political Economy sponsored by WAPE and
published by Pluto Press. For more information about WRPE, including
types of submissions that will be considered, go to www.wrpe.org.
WAPE Award. The Distinguished Achievement Award of World Political
Economy of the 21st Century, established by WAPE, has been granted
annually since 2009. It is intended to promote research in modern
political economy around the world by granting the award to economists
who have made important innovations in the theory or methodology of
political economy since the year of 2001. The 2011 WAPE Award will be
granted at the opening ceremony of the Sixth WAPE Forum. Nominations
and applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information can be found on the WAPE website at www.wrpe.org. Call for Participants:
Conferences, Seminars and Lectures
Call for Participants
October 9, 2010 | Faculty of Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences 4
Observatory, 75006 Paris | website
- 9:30 Introduction: The approach of "economists dismayed" (Philip
- 9:45 Round Table No. 1: "Financial regulation: to protect or
disarm markets? "
- Frédéric Lordon (CNRS), Andre Orlean (CNRS-EHESS,
AFEP), Dominique Plihon (University Paris 13), Nathalie
Peré-Marzano (General Delegate CSIR), Romain Rancière
(Paris School of Economics)
- Moderator: Bruno Tinel (University Paris 1)
- 1:30 p.m. Round Table No. 2: "Getting out of debt trap and austerity
in Europe "
- Stirati Antonella (University of Rome), Van Till Treeck
(Institut für Makroökonomie und Konjunkturforschung (IMK),
Düsseldorf), Michel Devoluy (University of Strasbourg), Henri
Sterdyniak (OFCE), Andrew Watt (ETUI, Brussels), Pierre Khalfa (Trade
- Moderator: Julie Valentine (University Paris 1)
- 16h Round Table 3: Growth, employment, consumption, ecology,
solidarity ... : Which for what purposes? "
- Geneviève Azam (University of Toulouse 2), Cédric
Durand (University Paris 13), Nasser Mansouri (CGT), Sandrine Rousseau
(University of Lille CR 1 and Nord Pas de Calais), Jean-Paul Moatti
(University of Mediterranean)
- Moderator: Christopher Ramaux (University Paris 1)
The Economic Crisis And Left
A CONFERENCE CONVENED BY MARXIST-HUMANIST INITIATIVE
Saturday Nov. 6, 2010 - 9 am to 6 pm | Pace University in lower
Manhattan, New York City. One Pace Plaza, Multipurpose Room
Brendan Cooney, Walter Daum, Barry Finger, David Harvey, Mac Intosh,
Anne Jaclard, Andrew Kliman, Paul Mattick, Jr., Fred Moseley, and
Chances of a double-dip recession in the U.S. are increasing--if the
first recession ever ended. The threat of government-debt defaults in
Europe also indicates that the economic crisis of 2007-08 continues to
have consequences. The U.S. government's efforts to prevent another
Great Depression have left it saddled with a serious debt problem that
could impede efforts to stabilize the economy for a long time to come.
The future is especially uncertain, and "the new normal" may prove to
be very difficult, economically and politically.
For the Left to be prepared for what may happen and prepared to respond
effectively, activity and organization will not be enough. We also need
the organization of thought--and that is why we have convened this
conference. In order to work out a viable response, one that doesn't
merely react to and support the least-bad proposals offered by
policymakers and mainstream thinkers, we need a clear and deep
understanding of what has gone wrong with capitalism, and of the limits
and pitfalls of proposed reforms. And we cannot take for granted that
more progressive policies would in fact bring capitalism out of the
crisis and restore jobs, economic growth, and stability. Wide-ranging
dialogue on these topics is needed, not only so that all views can be
heard but, above all, so that we can test different ideas in debate and
work out answers to the questions we face.
Pace University's Center for Community Action & Research and
Economics Department (Pace-Pleasantville campus), the Committee for a
Conference on the Economic Crisis, Marxist-Humanist Initiative, League
for the Revolutionary Party, Internationalist Perspective, and The New
Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. To register,
please go to the Crisis Conference page of MHI's website
The registration fee is $20; $10 for students and low income
individuals. The conference is free for Pace University students,
faculty, and staff with valid ID. Registrants must check in by 9:15
a.m. The conference will start promptly at 9:30 am in the Multipurpose
Room at 1 Pace Plaza.
DIRECTIONS TO THE CONFERENCE
Annual E.L 'Ted' Wheelwright Memorial Lecture
Tuesday October 6, 6pm. | Eastern Avenue Auditorium. The University
of Sydney, Camperdown
This years lecture will be delivered by Professor Fred Block,
renowned sociologist of the University of California.
After the GFC, the weakening of neo-liberal politics and a turbulent
Federal Election that has left many questions about our nation's future
unresolved, Prof. Block's lecture will put a spotlight on new ideas for
re-inventing Social Democracy.
Free admission. All welcome.
5-7 Nov 2010 | Glastonbury
We are delighted to invite you to our 3rd ever Green Economics Retreat
and Green Economics Well Being Conference, on the weekend of November
5th, 6th and 7th 2010 at a farm near Glastonbury in Somerset, in the
UK. Back by popular demand, this conference focuses on
well-being, and the importance of understanding the real, human and
natural and physical worlds in Economics practise, and theory. It
includes interactive sessions on lots of different subjects including
and 10 000 years of human energy and uses all sorts of different kinds
of intellingences and senses to explain more fully what we mean by the
economy; including Music, Dance, Movement, Therapy, Art, Pottery,
Inclusion, Walks, & Tai Chi.
Please find attached to this email our newsletter, information in the
form of a flyer for the retreat, and a booking form for you to use to
reserve a place or to request a speaker slot.
We are attaching our September Newsletter telling you all about our
activities in which you are warmly invited to participate.
of Postwar Social Sciences
Workshop November 1st, 2010, 10 am to 4.30 pm, in Room T206,
Lakatos Building, London School of Economics (Supported by Leverhulme
Trust Research Networks Grant.)
- The Evolving Notion of Relevance: An Historical Perspective to
the ‘Economics-Made-Fun’ movement, Jean-Baptiste Fleury
- Race, Liberalism, and Social Science: The 1965 Daedalus
Conference on the ‘Negro American’, Daniel Geary (Trinity
- Deconstructing Cold-War anthropology, Peter Mandler (Cambridge)
- The Small Group: A Focal Point of Midcentury Social Science,
Daniel Immerwahr (University of California Berkeley)
- 'A Typological Menagerie’: Post-war Psychoculturalists and
the Triumph of the (American) Social-scientific Imagination, Ed Gitre
(University of Virginia)
If you are intending to attend, please get and read the papers
beforehand, as presenters have been asked to assume that papers have
been read in advance and to keep their presentations short.
International conference on
"Innovation, governance and finance"
Organised at the MSH-PN, St. Denis (Paris), 8-9 November 2011. | Maison
des Sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord (MSH Paris Nord) 4, Rue de la Croix
Faron, 93210 Saint-Denis La Plaine, France
Official languages are French and English.
Lien vers le programme ci-joint / Link to the attached program:
Monday 8 November
14.00-14.30: Welcome address by Yuri Biondi, Cécile
Cézanne and Olivier Weinstein
14.30-15.30: Keynote speaker: Michel Aglietta, "Financialization and
15.45-18.00: Plenary Session 1: Institutional Perspectives on Finance -
- Serge Galam "Valeur fondamentale et croyances collectives: de
l'idée de chacun à l'opinion de tous et vice-versa"
- Luca Fantacci "Reconciling Money and Goods: Keynes' Reform
Proposals for International Finance and Trade"
- Gordon Murray "Reflections on the State as Venture Capitalist"
Tuesday 9 November
9.30-11.00: Plenary Session 2: The Governance of Innovation
- Chair: Gordon Murray
- Simon Deakin & Andrea Mina "Corporate Governance and
- Jackie Krafft, Yiping Qu and Jacques-Laurent Ravix "Gouvernance
d'entreprise et performances sectorielles: Une
réévaluation de la fiabilité des scores et des
mesures de bonne gouvernance"
11.15-12.45: Plenary Session 3: Firms, Finance and Business Behavior
- Chair: Simon Deakin
- Marianne Rubinstein & Cécile Cézanne "CSR,
Intangibles and Shareholder Value"
- Valérie Revest "The Success of the Alternative Investment
Market and the Growing Firms"
12.45-14.30 : Lunch
14.30-16.00: Plenary Session 4: Behavior and Regulation of Financial
- Chair: Thierry Kirat
- Sabine Montagne "Long Money, Short Investment : Long Term
Investor Facing the Asset Management Industry"
- Ivan Tchotourian "La gouvernance du secteur bancaire"
16.15-17.15: Debates: "Behind the Crisis of Financialization: A New
Corporate Model?" Chair: Yuri Biondi
nef event: Where did our money go?
Surviving and thriving in the Great
Wednesday 27 October 2010, 7 - 9.30 pm
Two years on from the biggest public bail-out in history, nef invites
you to join friends of the Great Transition for an evening of music,
art and culture to to confront our economic and environmental crises
and celebrate the possible. The banks have returned to business as
usual while the rest of us are set to pay the price for a massive,
private-sector failure. With oil prices rising, climate crisis looming,
food prices volatile and the economy unstable, there must be a better
way. A great cultural transformation is already stirring: from urban
gardens to local currencies and making, mending and sharing, to the
resurgence of music and storytelling, we are drawing on the human
dimension, rediscovering how to do things for ourselves and moving from
passive consumers to active producers. Together, we can make the Great
The Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London
Tickets: £10 / £7 concessions
There is special 50% for the first few concessions to book
To book tickets, visit the Southbank Centre website,
or call 0844 875 0073
Caroline Lucas MP, Leader of the Green Party
Andrew Simms, Policy Director, nef (the new economics foundation)
Professor Jayati Ghosh, economist at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New
Stewart Wallis, Executive Director, nef
Professor Tim Jackson, economist, University of Surrey
Memorial Library Lecture
Monday 11th October 6.30 pm | MARX MEMORIAL LIBRARY 37a
Clerkenwell Green LONDON EC1R 0DU
“The Economics of Demolition: The
Vandalism of Finance Capital" by Doug Nicholls
Since 1979, Neoliberal economics have transformed the lives of
everyone in Britain and continue to dominate both our political and
social culture. During that time the deregulated City of London has
become synonymous with the free market, privatisation, the accumulation
and - latterly with the credit crunch - swift loss of enormous profits.
At the same time, both Keynesian and Socialist economics have been
sidelined. However, Doug Nicholls provides an alternate view,
highlighting the weaknesses of the current financial system and the
ways in which Socialism still has a role to play in informing our
Doug Nicholls, though speaking tonight in a personal capacity, is Unite
National Secretary, Community and Youth Workers Industrial Sector. A
long standing political activist, he is at the heart of Trade Union
Friends of Vietnam and is the author of The EU: Bad for Britain - A
Trade Union View.
in Culture (reading group) UK
Will resume its monthly meetings on Friday the 22th of October
2010 at 5.30. The group meets on Friday evenings in SR5 at the UCL
History of Art Department, 20-21 Gordon Square, and discusses key
texts, both historical and contemporary, that have a bearing on Marxist
aesthetics and radical cultural theory and practice more generally.
Thus far, we have looked at texts by Marx and Engels, Lukács,
Brecht, Adorno, Bensaid, Eagleton, Debord, Bakhtin and the Retort
collective, to name just a few.
In our first meeting for this term we will discuss Alain Badiou’s
The Communist Hypothesis.
Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM)
14th conference on ‘Stabilising an unequal economy?’
Public debt, financial regulation, and income distribution | 29 –
30 October 2010, Berlin
Minsky’s question of how to stabilise an unstable economy is
obviously of renewed importance today. But are the present policies
merely stabilising an unsustainable accumulation regime based on income
polarisation and the dominance of financial markets? What are the
economic and political implications of rising public debt? How can
financial regulation contribute to stability as well as equity?
For more information on the conference and online registration visit: http://www.boeckler.de/36370_102996.html
Job Postings for Heterodox
School of Economics and Law
Professor of Economics, Macroeconomics and
The person appointed will be expected to teach Bachelor and
Master’s level courses and conduct research with practical
relevance in the areas listed above. Proven experience in empirical
macroeconomic research and publications are expected in the area of
macroeconomic policy (stabilisation, growth, fiscal, or wage / incomes
policy) and its institutions. International applicants who do not speak
German will be able to teach entirely in English.
If you would like to apply, please send your application letter along
with your C.V. and other relevant documents to the Berlin School of
Economics and Law, Ref HL 1, Badensche Straße 50-51, 10825
Berlin, Germany, no later than 1 October 2010. For further information
see to www.hwr-berlin.de
look in the section "Aktuelles“ under "Stellenmarkt und
Stipendien“. The salary will be in accordance with the German
academic pay scale W2.
INTRODUCTION: Each year the Center brings together a mix of scholars
working on research in the history of political economy. The Center
provides the following sorts of fellowships:
- Senior Research Fellowships enable scholars at various stages of
their careers to come to the Center for either a semester or academic
year to work on a substantial piece of research in the history of
- ·Research Fellowships enable more junior scholars to
advance their research careers under the umbrella of the Center. A
secondary goal is to develop their skills in teaching the history of
- Final Year Fellowships allow doctoral students enrolled either
at Duke or at other universities to spend their final year before
taking their degrees to complete their dissertations while in the
company of others, including more established scholars, working in the
history of political economy. A secondary goal is to develop their
skills in teaching the history of economics.
TERMS OF FELLOWSHIPS: Research Fellows may come to the Center for
either a semester, a full academic year (which runs from the end of
August to the beginning of May), or a twelve month period. (Those who
wish to come for shorter stays may wish to consult the Academic Visits
section of our website.) Though the principal responsibility of all
Fellows is simply to pursue their research, it is also expected that
Fellows will participate where appropriate in the other programs (e.g.,
Workshops, HOPE lunches, and conferences) that the Center offers. More
junior scholars may also wish to stay during the summer to participate
in the “Summer in the Archives” program or to assist with
the Summer Institute.
STIPENDS: Though the Center has limited funding available for the
support of Fellows, whenever possible Fellows should attempt to bring
their own funding through some combination of support from their own
university (e.g., fellowships or sabbatical funds) and from outside
foundations. We recognize that more junior scholars may not have ready
access to such support. The Center has developed its own relationships
with a small group of outside funding agencies, and may be able to
assist applicants in finding support from them. Sometimes our
acceptance of an applicant’s proposal will be contingent on
either the applicant or the Center being able to secure outside funds.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: All applicants should submit the following
- a. A statement of interest in which you describe your past
history and explain why you want to come to the Center. Please also
indicate the time period you would like to come to the Center (e.g.,
Fall 2011; Spring 2012; the 2011-2012 academic year; a twelve month
period beginning September 1, 2011). This should be no more than 1 page
- b. A proposal describing the work you will do while in residence
at the Center. The proposal should be no longer than 2 pages in length.
- c. A current curriculum vitae.
- d. A statement regarding funding. Will you bring any support? If
so, please identify the source(s) of your funding and amount. Also
specify whether you have already secured the funding, or have applied
for it. If the latter, please indicate the date when you expect to know
whether the funding request has been granted. If all of your own
funding comes through, will you require any additional funding from the
Center? If so, how much?
- e. Finally, please arrange to have a letter of recommendation
sent to us by a scholar who can comment on the quality of your work and
the importance of your proposed research. For pre-doctoral candidates,
it is probably most appropriate that the letter be from your
dissertation supervisor. All applications will be refereed.
Applications are welcome at any time, but for full consideration
those applying for the 2011-2012 academic year should have their
applications in by January 1, 2011.
The Department of philosophy and moral sciences has a vacancy for a PhD
researcher in connection with the research professorship of Prof. Dr.
Eric Schliesser. The area of interest is open with a slight preference
for candidates interested in philosophy and history of economics,
history and philosophy of science, early modern philosophy (from
Descartes to Kant), and metaphysics.
For more information: http://www.ugent.be/en/news/vacancies/scientific/esphd
Postdoc openings: Cross-disciplinary
research ventures in postwar American social science, France
Two two-year postdoctoral positions are available with the History of
Social Science Group (H2S) at École normale supérieure de
Cachan, France, starting October/November 2010. We are currently
looking to hire two postdoctoral fellows for a newly funded grant from
the Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR) to study cross-disciplinary
research ventures in postwar American social science. One postdoc will
work on Columbia University and the other on MIT.
Candidates should have completed their doctoral degree in the history
of economics, history of science or history of social science, and have
interest or expertise in cross-disciplinary research ventures in social
science after WWII.
Start date: 1 st Oct or Nov. 2010.
Stipend (net): 2120 euros (monthly) plus research money for archival
work and conference participation.
Please send an email describing briefly background, previous training
and interests along with a CV and contact information for two
references. Journal publications or other samples of scholarly writing
may also be included. Please send application materials to Philippe
Fontaine at "email@example.com
Deadline to Apply: Flexible
for Institutional and Innovation Economics (iino), Germany
The Institute of Institutional and Innovation Economics (iino) at the
University of Bremen seeks to fill a research assistant position
(according to German pay scale 13 TV-L) as soon as possible. Candidates
are expected to work in the field of institutional and evolutionary
economics. Applicants are expected (1) to hold a Masters or Diploma
degree in economics or related subjects at the starting date of the
contract, (2) to assist in writing grant applications for the exchange
programs between the University of Bremen and its U.S. partner
universities and to coordinate these programs, and, (3) to show the
ability to assist in the teaching activities (e.g. giving tutorials,
supervision of Bachelor and Master theses).
Good knowledge of microeconomics, especially institutional-evolutionary
economics, game theory and simulation methods would be appreciated. A
working command of German and English is required.
The research assistant will have the opportunity to do independent
research in his/her respective fields but is expected to actively
interact with other researchers at the Institute. Research assistants
who plan to do a „Dissertation“ will have the opportunity
to do so. Funding for conference participation and travel is available.
Contact: Prof. W. Elsner, Institute for Institutional and Innovation
Economics (iino), Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, University
of Bremen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: open until filled
Position Start Date: as soon as possible
The Bretton Woods Project,
The Bretton Woods Project is looking for two motivated individuals to
join its dynamic team. These positions offer an exciting opportunity to
make a real contribution to changing international financial
institutions so they work for poverty eradication, the environment and
human rights. The Project focuses on the World Bank and the IMF to
challenge their power, open policy space, and promote alternative
approaches. We serve as an information provider, watchdog, networker
1) Research assistant (paid internship)
The purpose of this role will be: to provide research and
administrative support in relation to our work on reform of the World
Location: London, UK
Remuneration: £14,287 per annum + contributory pension
Six-month contract (with a possibility of renewal for a further six
months, depending on performance)
Deadline: Sunday 26 September 2010
Interviews will be held the week of the 18 October 2010
Candidates without the right to work in the UK will not be considered
Further details and application instructions can be found at: http://www.brettonwoodsproject.org/jobs
2) Research and communications officer
The purpose of this role will be to: coordinate and drive forward the
organisation's communications work in conjunction with our management
team; assist with monitoring of and issue-based research on the World
Bank and relevant economic justice issues; support fundraising and
report writing; and assist with the efficient running of the Project.
Location: London, UK
Remuneration: £24,706 - £26,450 per annum depending on
experience + contributory pension
One year contract (with a possibility of extension)
Deadline: Sunday 10 October 2010
Interviews will be held the week of the 25 October 2010
Candidates without the right to work in the UK will not be considered
Further details and application instructions can be found at: http://www.brettonwoodsproject.org/jobs
Occidental College, USA
Urban & Environmental Policy Program
Occidental College invites applications for a tenure-track position,
preferably at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2011 in the
Urban and Environmental Policy (UEP) department. Applicants should be
prepared to develop and teach courses in different aspects of the
history of architecture, urban design, the built environment, urban
planning, and land use. In addition, the applicants should be prepared
to develop and teach courses in at least two of the following areas:
urban history, housing policy and problems, "green" cities and
sustainable development, transportation problems and policy and
America's car culture, environmental and public health, food systems,
water and energy policy, community development, and research methods
for policy analysis.
UEP is an interdisciplinary major that involves faculty in politics,
sociology, economics, history, biology, geology, and other disciplines.
We will consider candidates from a variety of disciplines, including
urban planning, political science, sociology, environmental studies,
public policy, economics, history, and law.
Occidental College is a nationally recognized liberal art college
located in the dynamic urban setting of Los Angeles. Candidates should
have completed or be close to completing a PhD, have some experience
teaching undergraduates and a commitment to the pedagogy and practice
of community-based learning and research, and be able to expand the
College's efforts to promote internships, community-based learning in
classes, applied community-based research, and partnerships with
public, private, and non-profit organizations in Los Angeles,
California, Washington, D.C., and other urban places. We encourage
candidates who are familiar with Los Angeles and have a history of
community engagement. Occidental is a small (1800 student), very
selective undergraduate college with a strong emphasis on academic
excellence and diversity among its students and faculty.
The UEP program is closely allied with the Urban & Environmental
Policy Institute, through which students, faculty and staff engage in
applied research and community engagement. (http://www.uepi.oxy.edu
Candidates should send a cover letter, current curriculum vitae,
samples of scholarly or creative work and three letters of
recommendation to Professor Peter Dreier before November 17, 2010:
Professor Peter Dreier, Search Chair
UEP Program (M-1)
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041
of Tulsa, USA
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
- C10 Econometric and Statistical Methods; General
- J0 Labor and Demographic Economics
- N0 Economic History
- L0 Industrial Organization
- D1 Household Behavior and Family Economics
- C9 Behavioral/Experimental Economics
The University of Tulsa invites applications for a tenure-track
Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, beginning August
15, 2010. Successful candidates must have a commitment to teaching
excellence at the undergraduate level and serious interest in quality
research and scholarship. Ph.D. is required by August 1, 2010.
Candidates are expected to teach an econometrics course and teach in
one or more of the areas listed above. Preference will be given to
candidates with at least 2 years post-doctoral teaching experience.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2009, and
will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a
letter of interest, curriculum vita, brief statement of teaching
experience, summaries of teaching evaluations, and 3 letters of
reference. Send all materials as hard copy to Professor Chad Settle,
Search Committee Chair, Department of Economics
of Wisconsin, Green Bay, USA
Assistant Professor - Social Change and
Essential Job Functions:
The Faculty of Social Change and Development seeks to hire an economist
of Political Economy and Social Justice. We seek candidates with
interests in social inequalities, including class, race, gender, and
labor. The successful candidate will teach: History of Economic
Thought, Micro and/or Macroeconomics, as well as other lower- and
upper-level courses in their area of specialty. Will perform scholarly
activities consistent with rank, advise students, perform institutional
service, and contribute to the ongoing development of the department.
Doctorate in Economics or related field from an accredited institution.
Will consider ABD candidates with the expectation that the degree is
completed by the end of the first-year contract period . The successful
candidate must have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching
and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate education, and
communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively
with a diverse array of students and colleagues.
Preference will be given to those with research focusing in the United
States and/or U.S. and the world. Preference will be given to
candidates with a Doctorate in economics from an accredited institution
by the beginning date of the appointment August 2011.
Submit a letter of application that specifically addresses
qualifications for the essential job functions listed above, curriculum
Vitae, unofficial transcripts of all graduate work and three (3)
current letters of recommendation.
Completed materials should be submitted electronically as Microsoft
Word or PDF attachments. If you are unable to submit materials
electronically in this format please call or email for special
Submit application materials to:
Social Change and Development
Phone: (920) 465-2355
Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, please submit
application materials by November 1, 2010. Files must be complete to be
considered. Starting Date: August 22, 2011
Conference Papers, Reports,
RMF: Eurozone Between
Austerity and Default
A new report by Research on Money and Finance (RMF), a network of
political economists, censures the orthodox analysis which prescribes
austerity as the solution to Europe's crisis. The report provides
rigorous, original analysis of the debt profiles of Spain, Portugal and
Greece. It finds that austerity will worsen income distribution,
further shift the balance of power against labour, and fail to solve
the Eurozone's underlying structural problems.
While default is increasingly likely, it should be clear that
creditor-led restructuring, while generating profits for the banks
involved, will not significantly reduce the debt burden. Debtor-led
default with the prospect of
exit from the Eurozone is assessed from the point of view of its
ability to restore competitiveness and alter the balance of social
forces in favour of labour in the countries of Europe's periphery as
well as its core.
Download the full report here: http://www.researchonmoneyandfinance.org/
GDAE Working Papers
The Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University |
- THE MACROECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT THROUGHPUT GROWTH by
- DOES PROFIT-SEEKING RULE OUT LOVE? EVIDENCE (OR NOT) FROM
ECONOMICS AND LAW by Julie A. Nelson
for Women's Policy Research
The latest research from the IWPR ("Wage Gap Stagnant Overall,
Women Not Doing Better"), based on data from the US Bureau of the
Census, shows that in 2009 median annual earnings for employed women
were $36,278, compared with $47,127 for men, a female- to- male-
earnings ratio of 77.0 percent (making for a gender wage gap of 23
percent). This gender wage gap deteriorated slightly in 2009, from a
level of 77.1 percent in 2008, after peaking at 77.8 percent in 2007.
For Americans employed full-time year-round, there is no evidence that
men are doing worse in the recession than women earnings-wise.
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Economics Working Papers
- Arslan Ramzi / The exchange rate, diversification, and
distribution in a modified Ricardian model with a continuum of goods
- Peter Skott / The Great Detour
- Peter Skott , Ben Zipperer / An empirical evaluation of three
post Keynesian models
- Peter Skott / Labor heterogeneity, inequality and institutional
- Amitava Krishna Dutt and Roberto Veneziani / A Classical-Marxian
Model Of Education, Growth And Distribution
- Peter Flaschel, Reiner Franke and Roberto Veneziani / Labor
Productivity and the Law of Decreasing Labor Content
- Roberto Veneziani and Naoki Yoshihara / Exploitation and
Profits: A General Axiomatic Approach in Convex Economies with
- Paola Manzini, Marco Mariotti and Roberto Veneziani /
Intergenerational Justice in the Hobbesian State of Nature
Industrial and Corporate
Change, 19(5): Oct. 2010
- Adair Turner , The crisis, conventional economic wisdom, and
- Michael Tushman, Wendy K. Smith, Robert Chapman Wood, George
Westerman, and Charles O’Reilly
- Organizational designs and innovation streams
- Howard Gospel and Mari Sako, The unbundling of corporate
functions: the evolution of shared services and outsourcing in human
- Giacomo Negro, Michael T. Hannan, and Hayagreeva Rao,
Categorical contrast and audience appeal: niche width and critical
success in winemaking
- Fiona Tregenna, How significant is intersectoral outsourcing of
employment in South Africa?
- Xing Zhong and Salih Zeki Ozdemir, Structure, learning, and the
speed of innovating: a two-phase model of collective innovation using
agent based modeling
- Kerstin Press and Markus M. Geipel, Vanishing hands? On the link
between product and organization architecture
Special Section: Demand, Innovation and Industrial Dynamics
- Steven Klepper and Franco Malerba, Demand, innovation and
industrial dynamics: an introduction
- Shane Greenstein, The emergence of the Internet: collective
invention and wild ducks
- Guido Buenstorf and Steven Klepper, Submarket dynamics and
innovation: the case of the US tire industry
- Timothy Bresnahan and Pai-Ling Yin, Reallocating innovative
resources around growth bottlenecks
- Roberto Fontana and Franco Malerba, Demand as a source of entry
and the survival of new semiconductor firms
- Ron Adner and Daniel Snow, Old technology responses to new
technology threats: demand heterogeneity and technology retreats
Econ Journal Watch, 7(3):
- UCLA Economics: In 1952 William R. Allen came to UCLA, where he
is emeritus today. His account of UCLA economics involves many great
figures, especially Armen Alchian.
- What Kind of Economics Can Government Economists Do? A reprint
of William R. Allen’s 1977 History of Political Economy article
based on some 60 interviews with economists who served in government.
- Ideology Revealed in Economist Petitions: The authors analyze
the 10,092 signatures on 35 economist petitions, distinguishing
petitions that augment liberty from those that reduce it. Economists
and schools are ranked accordingly. The results indicate how
fundamental ideology really is.
- Organ Liberalization: What Say You? Jon Diesel shows that the
published judgments of economists mostly favor allowing payments to
- Czech Economists on Economic Policy: Dan Stastny reports on a
survey of Czech economists and draws some comparisons with their
- - FDR, the New Deal, and Economic Recovery: Gauti Eggertsson
replies to Steven Horwitz’s critique of his AER article.
- “Economic Enlightenment”?? Short critiques of Zeljka
Buturovic and Dan Klein, by Rod Hill, E.D. Kain, Daniel Kuehn, and
Economics, 16(3): July 2010
Special Issue:Unpaid Work, Time Use, Poverty, and Public Policy
Guest Editors' Note, Caren Grown; Maria S. Floro; Diane Elson
- Gender, Work Intensity, and Well-Being of Thai Home-Based
Workers, Maria S. Floro; Anant Pichetpongsa
- Working Long Hours and Having No Choice: Time Poverty in Guinea,
Elena Bardasi; Quentin Wodon
- Time Pressed and Time Poor: Unpaid Household Work in Guatemala,
Sarah Gammage Valuing Parental Childcare in the United Kingdom, Killian
- Gender Inequalities in Tasks and Instruction Opportunities
- Families, Sripad Motiram; Lars Osberg
- Parental Care and Married Women's Labor Supply in Urban China,
Lan Liu; Xiao-yuan Dong; Xiaoying Zheng
- Gender Equality in Time: Low-Paid Mothers' Paid and Unpaid Work
in the UK, Tracey Warren; Gillian Pascall; Elizabeth Fox
Review of Applied Economics, 24(5): Sept. 2010
- Exchange rate volatility and US commodity trade with the rest of
the world / Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee; Zohre Ardalani; Marzieh Bolhasani
- The endogeneity of the natural rate of growth in the regions of
Italy / Matteo Lanzafame
- Managerial compensation and R&D investments: the role of the
external managerial labour market / Ming-Yuan Chen
- Macroeconomic determinants of bank spread in Latin America: a
recent analysis with special focus on Brazil / José Luis Oreiro;
Luiz Fernando de Paula
- Determinants of the adjusted net saving rate in developing
economies / Peter Hess
- Consumer sentiment and countercyclical fiscal policies / Frank
Westerhoff; Martin Hohnisch
- The impact of public capital on the US private economy: new
evidence and analysis / James Heintz
Journal of Economic
Methodology, 17(3): Sept. 2010
- A neurolinguistic approach to performativity in economics,
- Personal identity: a theoretical and experimental analysis,
Fernando Aguiar; Pablo Brañas-Garza; Maria Paz Espinosa; Luis M.
- Certainly not! A critical realist recasting of Ludwig von
Mises's methodology of the social sciences, Paul Lewis
- Structure and change: Douglass North's economics, Graham A.
- What is economics? Attitudes and views of German economists,
Bruno S. Frey; Silke Humbert; Friedrich Schneider
- Making sense of Friedman's methodology in theory and action,
- Which structure do models represent? Representation and
structure in economics: the methodology of econometric models of the
consumption function, Alessio Moneta
- The dismal science: how thinking like an economist undermines
community, Alessandro Lanteri
Affinities: A Journal of
Radical Theory, Culture, and Action, 4(1): 2010
The New Cooperativism
Historicizing and Theorizing the New Cooperativism
- The New Cooperativism / Marcelo Vieta
Practicing the New Cooperativism
- The Cooperative Movement in Century / John Curl
- Commons and Cooperatives / Greig de Peuter, Nick Dyer-Witheford
- Sisyphus and the Labour of Imagination: Autonomy, Cultural
Production, and the Antinomies of Worker Self-Management / Stevphen
- A Buzz between Rural Cooperation and the Online Swarm / Andrew
- The Sangham Strategy: Lessons for a Cooperative Mode of
Production / Sourayan Mookerjea
Researching the New Cooperativism
- Decomposition and Suburban Space / Conor Cash
- Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative / Dara Greenwald
- Solidarity Food Economies? / J Howard
- Cooperatives and the ‘Bolivarian Revolution’ in
Venezuela / Tom Malleson
- Social Centres and the New Cooperativism of the Common / Andre
- The New University Cooperative: Reclaiming Higher Education:
Prioritizing Social Justice and Ecological Sustainability / E. Wilma
van der Veen
- Recycling Technologies and Cooperativism: Waste-for-Life /
Caroline Baillie, Eric Feinblatt
- Italian Social Cooperatives and the Development of Civic
Capacity: A Case of Cooperative Renewal? / Vanna Gonzales
- The Universe of Worker-Recovered Companies in Argentina
(2002-2008): Continuity and Changes Inside the Movement /
Héctor Palomino, Ivanna Bleynat, Silvia Garro, Carla Giacomuzzi
- Praxis, Learning, and New Cooperativism in Venezuela: An Initial
Look at Venezuela’s Socialist Production Units / Manuel Larrabure
real-world economics review,
54: Sept. 2010
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- Cognitive dissonance, the Global Financial Crisis and the
discipline of economics / Adam
- Manifesto of the appalled economists download
- Deleveraging is America ’s future / Steve Keen download
- Heterodox lessons from the crisis / Korkut Alp Ertürk download
- The epistemology of economic decision making / Lewis L. Smith download
- Ricardian “comparative advantage” is illusory / John
- Could the money system be the basis of a sufficiency economy? /
Mary Mellor download
- How to bring economics into the 3rd millennium by 2020 / Edward
- The operative word here is "somehow" / Herman Daly download
- Go forth and observe: An answer to Radford’s question /
Merijn Knibbe download
Review of Social Economy,
68(3): Sept. 2010
- An Economic and Ethical Approach to Charity and to Charity
Endowments / John E. Core; Thomas Donaldson
- Actions that Build Interpersonal Trust: A Relational Signalling
Perspective Pages / Frédérique Six; Bart Nooteboom;
- Re-thinking Monetary Exchange: Some Lessons from England /
Richard J. White; Colin C. Williams
- On Logical Difficulties, Philosophy, and the T.C.E. Explanation
of the Firm / Stephen Nash; Liza Rybak
- Mutual Enmity: Deposit Insurance and Economic Democracy / M. G.
- Clinton and Blair: The Political Economy of the Third Way /
- Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and
Swallow Citizens Whole / David George
- The Foundations of Positive and Normative Economics: A Handbook
/ John P. Tiemstra
- Caught in the Middle / Grant Reeves
- Real World Economics: A Post-autistic Economics Reader / Susana
Review, 8(4): October 2010
- Alejandro Portes and Lori D. Smith / Institutions and national
development in Latin America: a comparative study
- Ben Ross Schneider and Sebastian Karcher / Complementarities and
continuities in the political economy of labour markets in Latin
- Markus Tepe, Karin Gottschall, and Bernhard Kittel / A
structural fit between states and markets? Public administration
regimes and market economy models in the OECD
- Colin Hay / The political economy of price and status formation
in the Bordeaux en primeur market: the role of wine critics as rating
- Giangiacomo Bravo / Voluntary contribution to public goods in
mutual-help forums: reciprocity or group attachment?
- Andrea M. Herrmann / Against the Schumpeterian mainstream: a
review of institutional approaches to entrepreneurship
- Bernard Gazier, Peter A. Hall, and Geoffrey M. Hodgson / Marion
Fourcade, Economists and Societies. Discipline and Profession in the
United States, Britain, and France, 1890s to 1990s. Princeton and
Cambridge, Princeton University Press, 2009
- Simon Deakin, Howard Gospel, and Peter Gourevitch / Masahiko
Aoki, Corporations in Evolving Diversity: Cognition, Governance and
Institutions. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010
Development Viewpoint 55
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"Promesas sobre el bidet"
Associative Economics: Oct. 2010
Global Labor Column
for decent work for all everywhere", by Juan Somavia
e-letter: Sept. 2010
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- Escape from Clone Town Britain to reimagine the High Street
- Nic Marks talks Happy Planet at TEDGlobal
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Heterodox Books and Book
American Political Economy: Institutional Evolution of Market and State
By Marc Allen Eisner. August 16th 2010. Routledge. Paperback:
978-0-415-99962-5: $42.95 – £30.99 | Website
Policy debates are often grounded within the conceptual confines
of a state-market dichotomy, as though the two existed in complete
isolation. In this innovative text, Marc Allen Eisner portrays the
state and the market as inextricably linked, exploring the variety of
institutions subsumed by the market and the role that the state plays
in creating the institutional foundations of economic activity.
This volume provides a rich understanding of the complexity of U.S.
economic policy, explaining how public policies become embedded in
bureaucracy and reinforced by organized beneficiaries and public
expectations. Thorough coverage of the entitlement crisis,
globalization’s impact on the U.S. political economy, and the
recent financial crisis in the final chapters demonstrate the
importance of this historical institutionalist framework.
Capital and Representation
Edited by Robert J. Balfour. Palgrave Macmillan. September 2010.
240 pages, ISBN . 9780230246454 | website
Culture, Capital and Representation explores how literature, cultural
studies and the visual arts represent, interact with, and produce ideas
about capital, whether in its early phases (the growth of stock
markets) or in its late phase (global speculative capital). Authors in
the volume are concerned with the representation of issues such as
speculation, displacement, exploitation, capital growth, the decline of
the welfare state, and the growth of surplus migrant populations. The
contributions range over three centuries and attempt to trace issues
arising from the dominance of capitalism, the primary means by which we
understand our work, organize economies, and ascribe value to people
and money, depending on their location within the capitalist system.
Democracy and Planning
By Pat Devine. John Wiley & Sons.August 2010. ISBN:
978-0-7456-3479-1 | website
This book was first published in 1988, the year before the Berlin
wall came down and three years before the Soviet Union collapsed. The
short-lived era of free-market capitalist triumphalism that followed
was not an auspicious time for a book on economic planning. Since then,
growing awareness of the depth of the ecological and social crisis
facing us, together with the most severe economic crisis since the
1930s, has rekindled belief that 'another world is possible', a
post-capitalist world. But what would such a world look like, in
particular, how would economic activity in such a world be organised?
The model of democratic planning through negotiated coordination set
out in Part IV of the book offers an answer to this question by
outlining a possible architecture for the institutions and processes
through which a self-governing society might operate.
El orden de 'El Capital'.
Por qué seguir leyendo a Marx
By Carlos Fernández Liria y Luis Alegre. Published by
Akal, 2010. 656 pages, ISBN: 978-84-460-3103-1|
The work is a reinterpretation of the three books of Capital that aims
at the same time to show why we need now more than ever of the works of
Marx. This is a large book (656 pages), but very readable, which is
proposed to be understood by anyone.
Restructuring, Labour and the Challenges for Transnational Solidarity
Edited by Bieler, Andreas and Ingemar Lindberg. 2010. London:
Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-58083-0. | website
Globalisation has put national labour movements under severe pressure
due to the increasing transnationalisation of production and
informalisation of the economy. Through a range of different case
studies of concrete instances of successful as well as failed
strategies, this book draws out possibilities of, but also obstacles
to, transnational labour solidarity in times of global restructuring.
It covers inter-trade union co-operation as well as co-operation
between trade unions and social movements within the formal and
informal economy, and the public and private sector.
This book will be of interest to students and scholars of International
Political Economy, International Relations, Industrial Relations,
Globalisation, Geography and History, as well as trade union
researchers and social movement activists.
A flyer of the book offering a 20% discount can be found at:
Economy of Work and Employability
By Phoebe V. Moore. Palgrave Macmillan. September 2010. 200 pages,
ISBN 9780230517943 | website
Global shifts to a knowledge-based economy have led to the
semiproletarianisation of labour and the emergence of a transnational
precariat class. It has allowed for the propaganda of the emancipation
of labour by way of membership in the creatives club. Workers and the
rising unemployed are increasingly expected to become self-managing
lifelong learners due to the impact of technological development. Dr
Moore conducts a critical investigation of how employment and education
policy in three different locations is informed by a dominant view of
what should make a person 'employable', created by the elite, and then
looks for new models for post-capitalist production such as peer to
peer communities that can overcome this binding set of rules. The
International Political Economy of Work and Employability provides the
basis for research into the dramatic impact of global instability on
workers such as is seen in the context of the recent recession.
'Phoebe Moore makes an important contribution to
our understanding of the fundamental changes to International Political
Economy over recent years. Her impressive analyses of education policy
linked to "employability" as a means of producing forms of subjectivity
that sustain neoliberal reforms even against their economic failures
will be critical tools in the hands of scholars, researchers,
organizers and activists. Her case studies underscore the convergences
occasioned by neoliberal policies even in the contexts of diverse
national and cultural experiences. This book makes a compelling case
for bringing work, labour, and production "back in" to the study of
International Political Economy.'- Matt Davies, Newcastle University, UK
'This book provides one of the richest and most
systematic comparisons of skills revolutions in three countries in the
east and west. Phoebe Moore introduces brilliantly the International
Political Economy of Work and Employability into the literature on
employability and skills.'- Joohee Lee, Associate Professor, Department
of Sociology, Ewha Womans University, Korea
Lectures on Political
. Two Volumes. Routledge. May 2011. 538 pages, Paperback
Known as the "economist's economist" for his work on creating a
synthetic economic theory, Swedish economist Knut Wicksell was a
controversial, but highly influential figure in modern economic
thought. His contributions to marginal productivity theory, income
distribution and, most notably, his theory of interest would come to
have a profound impact upon twentieth century economic theory, not
least in the work of John Maynard Keynes.
First published in English in 1934 and 1935, this Routledge Revival set
is a reissue of his two volume work on political economy, first
published in Sweden in 1901 and 1906. This work is aimed at both the
professional economist and the advanced student alike, as well as all
those interested in the theoretical development of political economy.
Volume I concerns itself predominiantly with issues of theory:
specifically the theory of value, the theory of production and
distribution and the theory of capital accumulation. Volume II deals
with theories relating to money, currency and credit.
Obama's Bank: Financing a
Durable New Deal
By Michael Likosky. Cambridge University Press. September 2010.
ISBN-13: 9780521197540 | website
The Obama administration aims to lay a sound foundation for
growth by investing in high-speed rail, clean energy, information
technology, drinking water, and other vital infrastructures. The idea
is to partner with the private sector to produce these public goods. An
Obama government bank will direct these investments, making project
decisions based on the merits of each project, not on politics. This
approach has been a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy for several
decades. In fact, our government-led reinvestment in America is modeled
explicitly on international public banks and partnerships. However,
although this foreign commercial policy is well-established with many
successes, it has also been deservedly controversial and divisive. This
book describes the international experience, drawing lessons on how the
Obama Bank can forge partnerships to promote a durable
twenty-first-century New Deal.
The Persistence of the
Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory
By Benjamin Noys. Edinburgh University Press, September 2010.
Hardback ISBN 9780748638635. Price: £60.00 | Website
Benjamin Noys' brilliant and wide-ranging new book is a timely
reminder that no revolutionary and egalitarian approach to politics and
philosophy can afford to overlook the disruptive labour of the
negative, or to neglect the active contribution that contradiction and
antagonism make to a critique of actually-existing forms of domination
on the one hand and a renewal of emancipatory agency on the other.
--Peter Hallward, Professor of Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex
The Elgar Companion To Hyman
Edited by Dimitri B. Papadimitriou and L. Randall Wray. Edward Elgar.
2010 304 pp (Hardback) 978 1 84720 849 1 | website
This Companion provides a timely and engaging treatment of Hyman
Minsky’s approach to economics, which is enjoying a renewed
appreciation because of its prescient analysis of the slow but sure
transformation of the capitalist economy in the post-war period. Many
have called the global financial crisis that began in the United States
in 2007 a ‘Minsky crisis’, and these collected
contributions demonstrate precisely why both academic economists as
well as policymakers have turned to Minsky for guidance. The book
brings together the foremost Minsky scholars to provide a comprehensive
overview of his approach, with extensions to bring the analysis up to
Contributors: T. Assenza, M. Auerback, R.J. Barbera, R. Bellofiore, D.
Delli Gatti, S. Dow, G.A. Dymski, P. Ferri, D.K. Foley, J.K. Galbraith,
M. Gallegati, J. Halevi, J. Kregel, P. McCulley, E. Nasica, D.B.
Papadimitriou, R.W. Parenteau, M. Passarella, D.M. Sastre, M. Shubik,
E. Tymoigne, C.L. Weise, L.R. Wray
Economy – and how to mend it
A free e-book published by New Political Economy Network. You can
download it here.
and Labour in China and India: Impacts and Responses
Edited by Paul Bowles and
John Harriss. Palgrave Macmillan, September 2010, 288 pages, ISBN:
978-0-230-23088-0, ISBN10: 0-230-23088-1, $85.00 | website
Globalization has pushed China and India to the centre of the stage but
what has been the impact on workers in these countries? This book
analyzes this question and demonstrates the complexity of the processes
and responses at play. Bringing together expert analyzes of both rural
and urban areas, the book highlights the ways in which local and
national policies as well as global actors have an impact on labour.
There are signs that the state in both countries is shifting its role
in a 'counter movement from above' as shown by the National Employment
Guarantee Act in India and the Labour Contract Law in China. But will
this be enough to quell the social unrest caused by globalization's
dislocating and inequalizing effects, especially after the global
financial crisis? This book shows how state responses are unlikely to
be up to the task and what role labour in other countries could play.
Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism
By Ha-Joon Chang. Allen Lane. 304
pages. Price £18.00 | Website
by Jame Crabtree, Financial Times.
by John Weeks
The World Economy in Crisis:
The Return of Keynesianism?
"Series of studies of the Research Network Macroeconomics and
Macroeconomic Policies (FMM)" · volume 13
361 pages · 29.80 EUR (incl. VAT and Free
shipping). ISBN 978-3-89518-806-0 (August 2010)| website
but Life: Welfare Economics and the Welfare State in Britain, 1880-1945
Roger E. Backhouse and Tamotsu Nishizawa, editors. New York: Cambridge
University Press, 2010. xi + 244 pp. $85 (hardcover), ISBN:
Reviewed for EH.NET by
Marianne Johnson, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin
– Oshkosh. Read the review here.
Graduate Programs and Scholarships
University of Leicester
School of Management, UK
Following a similar competition during the 2009-2010 academic session,
the School is delighted to be able to offer three new PhD studentships,
worth up to £17, 845 per year over three years. The studentships
are for full-time study only and will commence in April 2011. They will
cover tuition fees (at the UK/EU rate only) and include a stipend of
£13,620 each year. The successful candidates will also receive a
Research Training Support Grant worth £750 each year.
We welcome studentship applications from those interested in the
critical re-thinking of management, business, and organization -
especially in the areas of organization studies, human resource
management, marketing and related fields. Suitable applications are
encouraged from both UK/EU students and from international students
(outside the EU). However, please note that the awards cover the UK/EU
tuition fee rate only: international students will need to pay the
difference between this and the international tuition fee rate
themselves. Further, applicants need to specify on the University
application form that they are applying for a PhD Studentship in
How to Apply for the 2011 Studentships
All applicants for the studentships must submit a completed application
form, a CV, a PhD research proposal of no more than 4000 words, two
references (preferably from academic institutions), copies of your
degree transcripts and proof of English language capabilities where
required (see the application form). References should either be signed
and on official letterhead or sent from the referee's email account.
Your application form should specify in the department box on the first
page that you are applying for a PhD Studentship in Management. You
should also enter this information in the Financial Support section of
the application form. The application form and guidance on the research
proposal are available at http://www.le.ac.uk/ulmc/research/research_phdapply.html.
You also need to supply a 500 word statement explaining
1. why this studentship would enable you to do a PhD in financial terms
- ie, details of why other funding is not available to you; and
2. how your proposed research constitutes a critical rethinking of
management, business and organization. Please remember that we are
especially keen to receive applications in the areas of organization
studies, human resource management, marketing and related fields. You
should give equal attention to each aspect of the statement.
Please then send the statement, the application form, your CV,
references, transcripts and research proposal (plus proof of language
capabilities where relevant) directly to Teresa Bowdrey either by email
at email@example.com (by
scanning the documents and attaching them) or by post at: PhD
Programme, University of Leicester School of Management, Ken Edwards
Building, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK. Again please do NOT
apply online. All short-listed studentship applicants will be
interviewed for suitability.
The deadline for applications for the 2011 studentships is 15 November
2010. Studentship applications will be considered for April 2011 entry
Heterodox Web Sites and
Comments on Global Political
Economics in the Media
Don't kill jobs and growth
in the name of deficit reduction
Many heterodox economists signed this petition released to the
media September 16th.
Queries from Heterodox
Request, EEA 2011 Conference
I am preparing a panel for the Eastern Meetings this year in NYC.
My contribution to the panel will be a paper which simulates the job
guarantee program utilizing an input-output methodology, which
specifically formally demonstrates the effects of the employer of last
resort program on private sector income, output, and employment in a
dynamic capitalist economy exhibiting continual structural and
technological change. Basically my paper has two parts, input-output
approach to modeling dynamic processes and the ELR approach to full
If anyone has any papers which are along these topics, and are
interested in presenting at the Eastern Meetings, please email me, Mike
with a paper title and short abstract. I will come up with a sessions
title based upon the abstracts I receive.
I need three other papers by Friday,
October 15, in order to have enough time to prepare the panel
Thanks, my contact information:
Michael Murray, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics
of Economic Society Conference -- ideas for special sessions and
The HES 2011 conference is June 17 - 20 at the University of
Notre Dame in South Bend, IN.
We will soon issue a formal call for papers, with the option of
submission of your proposals by means of a dedicated website. We are
currently soliciting ideas for special sessions and speakers. Please
submit your ideas or questions to Philip Mirowski via firstname.lastname@example.org
I've written a book titled "Economics" containing
alternative views, analysis, comments to Neoclassical economic doctrine
in areas like "price-formation, demand and supply subject to
technological innovations, global economic relations, brain-drain, etc."
The original book is in Turkish. However, I've recently completed a
rough translation into English.
Since English is not my native language and cannot master the
words-sentences as in Turkish I'm sure there are many grammatical
mistakes and inadequate expressions. I'll be very grateful if an
economists whose native language is English or who can master the
English language as his own native language can help me to correct and
improve my English-translation.
I can afford to pay some amount for the contribution, however you
should know in advance that my personal financial resources are rather
limited. The book can be downloaded from the link below.
I'm also looking forward to all kinds of criticism from heterodox
economists regarding the content of the book.
Request for books/articles
on Central America
I'm currently working on a syllabus for a former professor of mine,
Armin Rosencranz. The course is on "poverty, authoritarianism, social
violence and weak economies in Central America."
I see that others send mass emails asking for reading requests
for various topics. Can subscribers suggest books/articles that
address the political economy of Central American states? I could be
more specific if you think that would help.
Call for Expressions of Interest:
The Association for Social Economics is searching for an editor or
co-editors for the Forum for Social Economics http://www.springer.com/economics/journal/12143
to assume the post on January 1, 2012. The Forum, published since 1971,
is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on applied policy issues of special
interest to social economists such as poverty, inequality, economic
development, education, health, measurement of well-being, and growth
of the social/nonprofit economy among others. The Forum promotes
investigations of policy issues from alternative and interdisciplinary
perspectives, as well as analyses of ethical, ecological, and
socio-cultural implications of policy issues. Expressions of interest
are especially welcome from people with new ideas about how to
strengthen the identity and visibility of the Forum and who are able to
provide broad geographic representation on an editorial team.
For further information, please contact the Chair of the Search
Committee, ASE President Jane Clary, email@example.com
or any of its other members before October 31, 2010.
Jane Clary, Chair, College of Charleston, firstname.lastname@example.org
Zohreh Emami, Alverno College, Zohreh.Emami@alverno.edu
Mark Hayes, Cambridge University, email@example.com
Helena Lopes , ISCTE, Lisbon, Helena.firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha Starr, American University, email@example.com
Jonathan Wight, University of Richmond, firstname.lastname@example.org
French Manifesto of the Appelled Economist
Please find enclosed the English version
of the French
manifesto of the appalled economists. 700 people, most of them French
professional economists (but also unionists, entrepreneurs, and
ordinary citizen), have signed this manifesto in two weeks.
Il you want to sign it, please send an E-mail including you First name,
your last name, your profession and your affiliation, to email@example.com
le 7 septembre 2010
La crise économique et financière qui a
ébranlé le monde en 2008 ne semble pas avoir affaibli la
domination des schémas de pensée qui orientent les
politiques économiques depuis trente ans. Le pouvoir de la
finance n'est aucunement remis en cause. En Europe, au contraire, les
États, sous la pression de la Commission européenne, du
FMI et des agences de notation, appliquent avec une vigueur
renouvelée des programmes de réformes et d'ajustement
structurels qui ont dans le passé démontré leur
capacité à accroître l'instabilité et les
inégalités, et risquent d'aggraver la crise
Atterrés par ce constat, nous avons souhaité favoriser
l'expression publique des nombreux économistes, issus de divers
horizons théoriques, qui ne se résignent pas à
voir l'orthodoxie néolibérale réaffirmée et
jugent qu'il faut changer le paradigme des politiques
économiques en Europe. C'est pourquoi nous avons
rédigé le "manifeste
" ci-joint. Ce texte ne
prétend pas constituer un programme alternatif mais pointe
certains des enjeux qui nous semblent essentiels sur les questions
financières et monétaires en Europe. Si vous êtes
en accord avec son orientation générale, nous vous
remercions de le signer (par mail à firstname.lastname@example.org
) et de le
faire circuler dans la communauté des économistes . Nous
prenons en ce
moment des contacts avec d'autres économistes européens
pour organiser un colloque (sans doute le samedi
9 octobre à la Sorbonne, confirmation suivra) et confronter nos
points de vue sur les stratégies de sortie de crise.
Par avance merci
to download the "manifeste d'économistes atterrés"
Beyond a Jobless Recovery: A heterodox
perspective on 21st century economics
By Paul D. Fernhout
"The Richest Man in the World: A parable about structural unemployment
and a basic income "
Oil Spill: Economics And Policy Issues
The Global Development And Environment Institute at Tufts
University (GDAE) announces a new teaching module on the recent
Deepwater Horizon oil spill:
- Environmental and Economic Impacts of the Accident
- Economic Valuation Issues, including Use and Nonuse values
- Economic and Legal Frameworks for Assessing Damages
- Dealing with Risk, Uncertainty, and Technological Change
- The True Costs of our Dependence on Oil
- Policies for Reducing Reliance on Oil
The module is designed for classes in such subjects as economic
principles, environmental policy, policy analysis, and energy
economics. A background in economic theory is not required. The module
is intended to be covered in one or two class meetings. The module is
38 pages, and includes web links, references, and discussion questions.
It is available for free download by students and teachers. For more
information, and to download the module, go to:
Other GDAE teaching modules and publications are available at http://ase.tufts.edu/gdae
on the History of Postwar Economics
Speakers were E. Roy Weintraub (Duke University), Mary Morgan (LSE and
University of Amsterdam), and Marcel Boumans (University of Amsterdam).
Online Repertory of learned
periodicals of the 18th century
The Interdisciplinary Center for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT)
of the Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal has created an online-database,
the project "Repertorium deutscher wissenschaftlicher Periodika des 18.
Jahrhunderts" (Repertory of German learned scientific periodicals of
the 18th century).
The Repertory can be accessed at:
The Repertory has been conceived as an instrument for research on the
history and philosophy of science and technology during the
Enlightenment. It contains the table of contents of most 18th century
periodicals that published scientific articles and/or reviews in the
German speaking countries. These include the (Nova) Acta Eruditorum,
periodicals published under the auspices of Academies of Science and
early professional journals. Over 400 volumes and more than 13.000
articles are being made accessible in this project. The usefullness of
the database is enhanced by a search function, and the tables of
content are equipped with links to digitisations of the periodicals.
The Repertorium thus functions as a portal to the academic life of 18th
The project was made possible by the financial support of the
Humboldt-Foundation and the IZWT.
Peer review highly sensitive
to poor refereeing, claim researchers
Physicsworld.com | September 9, 2010
Read the article here: http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/43691
The Association for Social Economics (ASE), one of the founding member
organizations of the Allied Social Science Associations, together with
the /Review of Social Economy/, would like to invite submissions for
This prize is awarded to a paper, presented at the January ASSA
meetings, that best exemplifies scholarly work that:
It is preferable, but not required, that the paper is presented at one
of the ASSA sessions sponsored by the Association for Social Economics.
Papers will not normally exceed 6,500 words (inclusive of references,
notes), and should follow the style guidelines for the Review
of Social Economy.
- Is of high quality,
- Is important to the project of social economics,
- Has broad appeal across disciplines.
The winner of the prize will be announced during
the ASE presidential breakfast, to which the winner is invited. The
winning paper may, subject to peer review, be published in a subsequent
issue of the Review of Social Economy. The winner of the
Warren Samuels Prize receives a $500 stipend.
The selection committee consists of:
- A Past-President of ASE;
- A Co-editor of the /Review of Social Economy/ (Chair);
- A member of the Editorial Board, /Review of Social Economy/.
Papers presented at the 2011 ASSA meetings in Atlanta, GA, in sessions
_not_ restricted to sessions in the ASE programme, may be send
electronically, as a word or pdf attachment, to Wilfred Dolfsma,
Corresponding Editor, /Review of Social Economy/, before December 5^th
, 2010 at email@example.com.
Nature Socialism: List of books for review
Capitalism Nature Socialism, an international journal of socialist
ecology, would like to have the following books reviewed:
- Michael Lebowitz’s The Socialist Alternative: Real Human
- Jozsef Borocz’s The European Union and Global Social
Change: A Critical Geopolitical-Economic Analysis;
- Mary Mellor’s The Future of Money: From Financial Crisis
to Public Resource
- Miriam Pawel’s The Union of their dreams: Power, Hope, and
Struggle in Cesar Chavez's Farm Worker Movement.
If interested in reviewing any of these books, please send your
CV and a writing sample to the book review editor, Costas Panayotakis(firstname.lastname@example.org
Since CNS is a scholarly journal, you should have a doctoral degree or
be in the final stages of getting one(ABD status).The normal length of
book reviews is about 900 words, but they can be longer should the need
updated list of books to review