We are now two weeks into our spring semester, and we hope that
those of you in academia enjoyed your semester breaks, as we did.
As usual, there are many calls for papers in this issue of the HEN.
Heterodox economics is alive and well, and growing! In
fact, over the past year we have added another 300 members to the
circulation of HEN, which is now at 4,480!
We'd like to point out one item of interest regarding a way that all of
us might be able to participate in an event to promote heterodox
economic ideas and policies. On April 25 there is a Global Teach-In which
will focus on "strategies to overcome the triple crises defined by:
economic decline, ecological devastation and reliance on unsustainable
energy systems." Keynote speakers include Gar Alperovitz, Ellen
Brown, Jamie Galbraith, among others. Click on the link to see
how you might be able to participate in this event.
Also, for those who are actively working on ways to incorporate heterodox economics into the curriculum, see the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education's call for papers for
a forthcoming special issue on: “Implementing a New Financial and
Economics Education Curriculum After the Crisis: A Call for Action.”
Lastly, the Kansas City Post Keynesian Conference will be back in
September. Mark your calendar. The call for papers will be
announced in early March.
Tae-Hee Jo and Ted Schmidt, Editors
Table of Contents
Call for Papers
7th Forum of the World Association for Political Economy (Mexico)
State, Market, the Public and Human Development in the 21st Century
May 25-27, 2012 | Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Mexico City
Topics for the Seventh WAPE Forum
1. The relationship between state, market, and the public under globalization
2. The status, role, and forms of organization of the public in globalization
3. Marxism and the human development in the 21st century
4. The new imperialism and its many negative influences on human development
5. The economic, political, and military roots of the fiscal crises in the U.S. and Europe
6. Employment and income distribution under the “dual failure” of state and market
7. The polarization of wealth on the global level and in different countries and its negative effects
8. The reform of international economic organizations and the development of human society
9. BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and “South-South Cooperation”
10. The Occupy Movements and the Critique of Capitalism
11. Left movements in Latin America and socialism in the 21st century
Proposals on the above listed topics
and beyond for both individual papers and complete panels are welcome.
Some of the sessions will be co-supported by Kyoto University and Japan
Society for Promoting Science. Please send your application, including
curriculum vitae and a paper abstract of 500 words, to Professor
Xiaoqin Ding at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: February 28, 2012. Applicants will be
notified about acceptance of their applications by March 10, 2012.
Papers of up to 10,000 words will be due by April 15, 2012. Conference
papers will be considered for publication in World Review of Political
Economy. Official Languages of the Forum: English and Chinese
1. On site registration and WAPE Council meeting on May 25, 2012.
2. Official program on May 26 through May 27, 2012.
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 last six WAPE forums were
successively held in Shanghai, Shimane(Japan), Beijing, Paris,
Suzhou(China), and Amherst(USA) during 2006-2011. Participants in past
WAPE forums have come from over 50 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, please go to www.wrpe.org
WAPE Awards. 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. Marxian Economics Award, established by WAPE in 2011, is
to promote the prosperity and development of the research of Marxist
economics around the world by granting the award to economists of
different countries in the world who have made important innovations in
the research of theories, methodology and application of Marxian
economics. The 2012 WAPE Awards will be granted at the opening ceremony
of the Seventh WAPE Forum. Nominations and applications can be sent to email@example.com
More information can be found on the WAPE website at www.wrpe.org
11th International Post Keynesian Conference (US)
September 27-30, 2012 | University of Missouri-Kansas City
"Reclaiming the Keynesian Revolution"
Call for papers will be Announced on March 1, 2012
Co-sponsored by: UMKC, CFEPS, Levy Economics Institute & the Ford Foundation
15th SCEME Seminar in Economic Methodolog (UK)
A Europe starving and disintegrating before their eyes': Reappraising Keynes's Economic Consequences of the Peace
12 -13 September, 2012 | Tilton House, Sussex, UK
The Scottish Centre for Economic Methodology (SCEME) in association
with the Post Keynesian Economics Study Group (PKSG) and Brighton
Business School would like to invite proposals for contributions to the
fifteenth seminar in the methodology of economics series.
Almost a century ago, the Treaty of Versailles marked a new departure
in international relations by instituting the League of Nations as the
first intergovernmental body explicitly dedicated to peace and
stability. At the same time, the Treaty has remained one of the most
controversial intergovernmental agreements in history. Keynes, as the
principal representative of the British Treasury at the negotiations,
famously resigned from the delegation, retiring to Cambridge to write
arguably the most eloquent contemporary critique of the Treaty. The
Economic Consequences of the Peace became a best-seller virtually
overnight and remains a lynch pin in the secondary literature on the
significance of Versailles in the build up to the Second World War.
Equally, Keynes's Consequences have remained a powerful testament to
his idiosyncratic prose and its influence.
Seminar contributions are welcome from any perspective shedding light
on The Economic Consequences of the Peace and its reception and impact,
both from a historical and methodological perspective.
The two-day seminar (Wednesday afternoon to Thursday evening) will take
place in Tilton House, Keynes's former country home, and Charleston
Farmhouse, country residence of the Bloomsbury circle where Keynes
wrote the Consequences. The attendance fee (which includes
accommodation and catering) will be in the order of £300.00.
Submit a proposal:
Proposals should take the form of a one-page outline of the intended contribution, and should be sent, preferably by e-mail, by 1st of May 2012, to Christopher Matthews firstname.lastname@example.org.
VI Labor History Workshop and II International Worlds of Labor Conference (Brazil)
27-30, November 2012 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | CFP
The members of the Workgroup “Worlds of Labor” – Brazilian History
Association (GT “Mundos do Trabalho” - ANPUH) invite researchers to
submit presentation proposals for the VI Labor History Workshop, to be
held jointly with the II International “Worlds of Labor” Conference.
The event will take place November 27th - 30th Center for Research and
Documentation on Brazilian Contemporary History - Getulio Vargas
Foundation (CPDOC/FGV), Rio de Janeiro. Presentation proposals must be
based on empirical research, theoretical and methodological debates and
assessments of the academic production that enable the dialogue with
others interested in similar themes.
The Workgroup “Worlds of Labor” – an official section of the Brazilian
History Association – has been playing a fundamental role in the
diffusion of the increasing Brazilian labor historiography and in
fomenting domestic and international inter-exchanges. Since its
creation, in 2001, the WG promotes thematic conferences inside ANPUH
bi-annual national symposiums and, in alternate years, workshops for
researchers in the field. In 2010, the I International “Worlds of
Labor” Conference was held jointly to the V Labor History Workshop.
The main aim of this event is to provide for the presentation of
research taking place in a variety of academic disciplines about labor
history in Brazil and in other parts of the world. We pretend to foment
the collaboration between researchers on the field and the discussion
of the current agenda for historical studies on the worlds of labor,
both at the domestic and at the global fronts. We expect that proposed
papers will debate the worlds of labor as broadly and comprehensively
The VI Labor History Workshops and the II International “Worlds of
Labor” Conference will comprise roundtables and coordinated sessions.
The round table be composed by invited national and international
specialists. The coordinated sessions are open to registration, and
proposals can be made either for individual presentations or for
complete sessions (with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4
participants). Proposals based on interdisciplinary and
inter-institutional connections, as well as those involving different
countries and regions are particularly welcome.
Format of proposals and registration:
Proposals for individual presentations or for complete sessions must
contain a resume of up to 300 words by participant, the title of the
presentation, the name and a brief (10 lines) resumed CV of the
author(s). Proposals for complete sessions must also include the title
and resume of the session.
Acceptance letter will provide specific guidelines on the format of the
final papers, that must be sent in advance as a condition for
concluding the registration process and securing the inclusion of the
presentations previously approved in the final program. Resumes and
final papers can be written in Portuguese, Spanish, and English, the
official languages of the event.
The steering committee will not take into consideration proposals
submitted by any other means than through the event official website: www.cpdoc.fgv.br/mundosdotrabalho
Pre-registration: Feb. 1st 2012 – Apr. 1st 2012
Release of acceptance letters: Jul. 1st 2012
Delivery of papers: Sep. 1st 2012
Recherches et régulation / Research & Regulation
5-8 July 2012 | Paris | website
Regulationist approaches have primarily focused on the macroeconomic
level by analyzing institutional forms responsible for tensions in the
accumulation regime. They nevertheless addressed questions early on
relating to intermediary-level, sectoral, and territorial
constructions. At these levels, mechanisms for collective action are in
fact created, as well as specific institutional compromises that are
articulated on macroeconomic blockages but unable to be strictly
deducted (“ex-post functionalism”).
The Research & Régulation sessions of this conference invite
contributions that consider the instruments and concepts that permit
analysis of on-going transformations in order to describe micro- and
macroeconomic dynamics by exploring three topics: the firm, the
Sustainable Development, and the economy of knowledge as they relate to
the crisis in the financialized accumulation regime. By encouraging
work in these areas, we propose to (re)place a cluster of mesoeconomic
regulations on the discipline’s agenda. Research & Regulation will
also organize a parallel session on the crisis in financialized
regulation that will explore the overall core of the process.
1. Institutional Theories of the Firm
B. Billaudot et M. Coris: Please submit proposals to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Sectoral and Territorial Regulations and Sustainable Development
Thomas Lamarche, Matino Nieddu, Franck-Dominique Vivien: Please submit proposals to Thomas.email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
3. Accumulation, Regulation, and Knowledge
P. Dieuaide, S. Michel, C. Vercellone : Please submit proposals to Patrick.Dieuaide@univ-paris3.fr or Sandrine.Michel@univ-montp1.fr or Carlo.Vercellone@univ-paris1.fr
4. Crisis system or Crisis of the System? The Surprising Resiliency of Deregulated Finance
Mickaël Clévenot: Please submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Randomized controlled experiments, economics and social sciences
Agnès Labrousse and Calos Oya: Please submit proposals to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Crisis of the health policy, crisis of the market-based reforms
Philippe Batifoulier, Jean-Paul Domin, Sabine Ferrand-Nagel: Please submit proposals to Philippe.Batifoulier@u-paris10.fr, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts should be submitted by 15th of February 2012.
Reply: End of March
Articles: Early June
For conference details visit here.
For other Streams/Panels Calls for Papers, visit here.
EAEPE Conference, Summer School, and Symposium
See the EAEPE website for more details www.eaepe.org
Egon-Matzner-Award for Socio-Economics 2012
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Centre of Public Finance
and Infrastructure Policy at the Vienna University of Technology, the
Egon-Matzner-Award for Socio- Economics will be conferred on 14th June
2012 for the first time, and will be awarded henceforth annually.
Egon Matzner (1938-2003) was Professor of Socio-Economics, Public
Finance and Infra- structure Policy at the Vienna University of
Technology’s Centre of Public Finance and In- frastructure Policy from
1972 until his retirement in 1998. He is remembered by many as an
innovative thinker, always with an open mind with regard to new topics
in economics, especially in the fields of socio-economics, public
finance and infrastructure policy, with a clear political vision and he
always retained a critical distance. Professor Matzner had a great
influence on several generations of planners and scientists, and was
always very supportive towards talented students.
The Egon-Matzner-Award will be presented to young scientists (up to 35
years of age) for their scientific publications (namely contributions
to journals or monographs issued by international scientific
publishers) and for excellent diploma, master or doctoral theses. In
particular, studies in the following thematic fields can be submitted:
Studies will be preferred that especially
Socio-economics, heterodox economics - Evolutionary economics
Public finance and fiscal federalism
Infrastructure economics and policy
- include practical and empirical problems on strong
theoretical foundations, - go beyond schools of thought and paradigms,
present interdisciplinary perspectives.
The submitted works should have been published within the past two
years i.e. 2010 and 2011. The award is endowed with a premium of EUR
1,000 and can be shared, in the event of parity, by the authors of
excellent publications. The award is funded by the reve- nues of the
Centre of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy. The submitted works
can be written in German or English. The prize will be awarded based on
the decisions made by an international jury, and will be handed over at
the annual conference to be held at the Centre of Public Finance and
Infrastructure Policy on 14th June 2012, in Vienna. Award winners are
asked to present their work personally in a short presentation at the
Submissions including the author’s CV have to be sent electronically to EMP@ifip.tuwien.ac.at;
for further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Getzner,
Vienna University of Technology, Resselgasse 5, 1040 Vienna, Austria (Michael.Getzner@tuwien.ac.at).
The deadline for submissions is 30th April 2012. The jury’s decision will be made known at the end of May, 2012.
The ESHET Council is inviting nominations for three awards that will be announced at the Conference in St Petersburg, May 2012.
1/ The BEST MONOGRAPH AWARD is for the best book (not
necessarily written in English) in the history of economic thought
published during 2010 or 2011. The author can be from any part of the
world. The winner will be invited to attend the Society Conference that
follows the announcement of the prize to deliver the Jérome-Adolphe
2/ The HISTORY OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AWARD is for the best
article (not necessarily written in English) in the history of economic
thought, published in a scientific journal during 2010 or 2011.
Candidates can be from any part of the world. The winner will be
invited to attend the Society Conference that follows the announcement
of the prize, and will receive 500 Euros.
3/ The ESHET YOUNG SCHOLAR OF THE YEAR AWARD is a new award
established in 2009. This prize recognizes scholarly achievements of
historians of economic thought at an early stage of their career. The
prize is awarded to scholars below the age of 40 in recognition of
outstanding publications in the history of economic thought. The prize
will consist of a five-year membership of ESHET, a waivering of the
conference fee when the prize is awarded, and a certificate signed by
the President of ESHET.
Nominations should be sent as soon as possible, but not later than January 31, 2012 to the Chair of the relevant panel:
1/ Committee for the Best Monograph Award. Richard Sturn: email@example.com
2/ Committee for the Best Article Award. Richard Van Den Berg: R.Van-Den-Berg@kingston.ac.uk
3/ Committee for the ESHET Young Scholar of the Year. Gilbert Faccarello: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note also the following points.
1. Self-nominations are not accepted for any of the prizes. Nominations for the book and article prizes should include:
Full bibliographic details of the book or article.
A statement (in English) of why the book or article merits being
considered for a prize, including an abstract (approximately 1000 words
for a book and approximately 1 page for an article).
An electronic copy of the book or article, if this is available.
2. Nominations for the Young Scholars Award should include:
A one-page resume stating the achievements of the candidate.
A CV with list of publications.
Subsequently each nominee will be asked to submit to the Council three publications on which s/he wishes to be judged.
The final decision on each of the prizes will be made by the Council of ESHET in St Petersburg.
Gilles Dostaler Award
Thanks to the generosity of his widow Marielle Cauchy, a new academic
prize is created in the memory of our colleague and friend Gilles
Dostaler. This prize — of 500 euro — will recognize scholarly
achievements of young research fellows working on one of Gilles
Dostaler’s many fields of interest. It will be awarded to scholars
below the age of 40 in recognition of an outstanding work not
necessarily already published. As for the other ESHET academic awards,
self-nominations are not allowed. The name of the laureate will be
announced at the annual ESHET conference. For the 2012 prize,
nominations should be sent by the end of February to Prof. Catherine
Martin : Catherine.Martin@univ-paris1.fr
Colloque: The Euro area in crisis: challenges for monetary and fiscal policies, and prospects for monetary union
qui se tiendra à Kiel le 8 juin 2012.
Vos propositions de communication sont les bienvenues jusqu'au 12 mars.
OFCE-Centre de recherche de Sciences Po
Département économie de la mondialisation
69 quai d'Orsay
Tél. : 01 44 18 54 42 - fax : 01 44 18 54 64
IAFFE: Rhonda Williams Prize
Sponsored by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, publisher of Feminist Economics
In memory of Rhonda Williams, associate editor of Feminist Economics
from 1994 to 1998, the International Association for Feminist Economics
(IAFFE) has established a prize to help scholars from underrepresented
groups in IAFFE, whose work reflects Rhonda Williams' legacy of
scholarship and activism, attend the annual IAFFE conference and
present a paper.
Amount: $1500 to be awarded at the IAFFE conference in Barcelona, Spain, June 27-29, 2012.
The funds are intended to partially defray travel costs to attend the
annual conference. Subject to availability, some additional travel
funds may be available if recipients have no other access to travel
support. If eligible, applicants are also encouraged to apply for an
IAFFE travel scholarship to the conference.
Application Deadline: Extended to February 29, 2012.
Criteria: The recipient's work in activism, advocacy, or scholarship
should demonstrate a commitment to one or more of the following issues:
Inequalities based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or nationality.
Interrelationships among racism, sexism, homophobia, and classism.
Connections between scholarship and activism.
Special consideration will be given to applicants from groups not well
represented in IAFFE and those with limited access to travel funds from
their home institutions or international funders. This prize is
targeted to junior scholars and activists.
The recipient of the prize must present at the IAFFE conference and
submit the manuscript to Feminist Economics within a reasonable period
after the conference. The paper will undergo an expedited review
process, but publication is not guaranteed.
Applications should be sent to Marlene Kim, Chair, Rhonda Williams Prize, at Marlene.Kim@umb.edu and should include:
- (1) A cover letter/email that includes a statement of (a)
the connection between the applicant's experience and the Rhonda
Williams legacy as described in the criteria above; and (b) how the
applicant would bring diversity to IAFFE and how the applicant would
like to be engaged with IAFFE in the future.
(2) A curriculum vitae or resume, labeled "resumeRWS<applicantlastname>"
(3) A draft of a full paper (not an abstract or outline) for the 2012
IAFFE conference, scheduled for June 27-29, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain
(label file "paperRWS.2011<applicantlastname>)."
Please send all files in Microsoft Word or in PDF Acrobat format.
Please be sure that all materials are sent. Applicants who omit any of
the three items listed above may not be considered for the prize.
Applicants who haven’t yet registered for the annual conference because
they need funding: the prize winner will be allowed to register for the
annual conference and will be included in the conference program after
being notified of the prize.
If you are not an IAFFE member for 2012, please send in your membership
application prior to submission of your prize application.
Please direct any questions to Marlene Kim, Chair, Rhonda William Prize, Marlene.Kim@umb.edu, or (617) 287-6954.
International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education
A forthcoming special issue on the theme:
“Implementing a New Financial and Economics Education Curriculum After
the Crisis: A Call for Action.”
Deadline for abstracts: March 1, 2012
Decisions announced: March 18, 2012
Deadline for full papers: May 1, 2012
Referees’ reports sent by: July 1, 2012
Final version of full papers due by: August 30, 2012
Publication date: September 2012 in Vol. III, No. 3 of the IJPEE
Guest Editors for this issue:
- Sergio Rossi, Department of Economics, University of
Fribourg, Boulevard de Pérolles 90, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland,
Louis-Philippe Rochon, Department of Economics, Laurentian University,
Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, P3E 2C6, E-mail:Lprochon2003@Yahoo.com; Lprochon@Laurentian.ca
Rationale for the Special Issue:
Our profession has much to learn from the financial crisis. What we
learn and how we learn it will determine how we move forward in making
the world more humane and equitable. Economics education must change in
order to make economics useful once again in solving the world’s
economic problems. What will a new curriculum look like?
The International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education invites
papers (approximate length 6000 words) on implementing a new financial
and economics education curriculum. The objective of this IJPEE special
issue is to provide educators and policy makers with specific
suggestions on implementing curriculum reform. While the preponderant
focus is at the university level, we also invite papers that discuss
economics education at the secondary level. More specifically, but not
exclusively, we invite papers along the following themes:
- Specific suggestions to implement a new financial and
economics education curriculum including revisions to existing courses
and/or new courses, along with relevant readings and syllabi.
Specific suggestions for new pedagogical techniques.
What lessons can the past teach us in developing a new curriculum?
How can history of economic thought suggest reforms for the curriculum?
What is the role of pluralism in the new economics curriculum?
Will curriculum reform vary by culture and geographical region?
Can dialoguing between the social sciences improve the economics curriculum?
Have other social sciences improved their curriculum as a result of the crisis?
Specific discussion of the failure of the current curriculum.
What elements of the current curriculum are worth saving?
Suggestions for reforming the secondary economics education curriculum.
Interested authors are most welcome to direct queries to the Guest
Editors. Early submissions are most welcome. Authors should submit
their manuscripts to the Guest Editors in Word format and according to
the style guidelines available at http://www.inderscience.com/mapper.php?id=31.
International Schumpeter Society
July 2nd-5th | University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia | website
I am very pleased to announce that the 2012 International
Schumpeter Society Conference will be held at the University of
Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, July 2nd-5th. This will be the first
time that the Conference has been held in the Asia-Pacific region since
it was held in Kyoto, Japan in 1992. It offers a unique opportunity for
international researchers, both in Business Schools and Economics
Departments, working in fields such as the economics of innovation,
entrepreneurship, business strategy, business history, economic growth,
productivity growth, regulation, competitive analysis plus a range of
other areas involving evolutionary and institutional economic
perspectives. The title of the Conference is:Entrepreneurship,
Innovation and Competitive Processes in Complex Economic Systems.
Call for Papers:
Although the Conference is open to submissions in all areas of
evolutionary economics, we would like to encourage submissions in six
We welcome all submissions that deal with theoretical,
methodological, empirical and policy issues with an evolutionary
economic focus. Examples of fields in which submissions are welcome are:
applied evolutionary economics
complex economic systems
evolution of preferences
evolutionary economic methodology
evolutionary economic policy
evolutionary economic theory
history of evolutionary economic thought
theory of the firm
Evolutionary perspectives on the causes and consequences of high economic growth in Asian economies
The role of energy and other natural resources in economic evolution
Understanding and achieving environmental sustainability using evolutionary economic analysis
The role of intellectual property in driving innovation in the new media
Long waves, finance and global crises
Productivity growth and structural change
In addition, we encourage researchers to offer proposals for
parallel sessions on other topics of contemporary interest and to
coordinate paper submissions for these sessions. Of course, there is no
guarantee that such papers will be automatically accepted since all
submissions have to go through a formal review process. All extended
abstracts and finalized papers must be submitted online through the
'Speaker Portal' in the ‘Call for Papers’ field of the Conference
Website. The provisional Conference Program, which includes the plenary
session themes and Keynote Speakers, is available on the Conference
The Schumpeter Prize Competition
Submissions are invited for the 13th Schumpeter Prize
Competition, which carries a cash award of 10,000 EURO, on the
Evolving towards sustainability: the role of entrepreneurship, innovation and competition
Submissions must not have been published before 01/07/2010 and
can be in the form of a book/manuscript or article/paper. Submissions
will be judged by an international scientific committee and the winner
will be announced and the 2012 Conference Dinner.
Submissions must be sent in original plus four copies to:
Professor Uwe Cantner, Department of Economics, Friedrich Schiller
University, Jena, Carl-Zeiss-Strasse 3, Jena, Germany, D-07743. In
addition, emails must be sent to both Professor Uwe Cantner (email@example.com
) and Professor Kurt Dopfer (firstname.lastname@example.org
) confirming that a submission has been mailed.
Entries must be received no later than 01/03/2012. We very much
look forward to your participation in the 2012 Conference in Australia
John Foster, President of the International J.A. Schumpeter Society
Journal of Microeconomics
A note from Roberto Veneziani (Queen Mary University of London):
"I am one of the Associate Editors. The call for papers is below and,
as you can see, the JoM is open to all sorts of contributions in
microeconomics and all submissions will be carefully considered."
The new Journal of Microeconomics seeks high quality, analytically
rigorous papers in all areas of microeconomics (broadly defined).
Theoretical as well as applied (or empirical) research is welcome. All
manuscripts will be subjected to a peer-review process.
TOPICS: Topics include (but are by no means restricted to): rational
choice and individual decision making, consumer choice, producer
choice, choice under uncertainty, game theory (cooperative,
non-cooperative, static and dynamic), market equilibrium, market
failure (imperfect competition, public goods and externalities),
information economics, general equilibrium , social choice, welfare
economics and mechanism design. In addition theoretical or empirical or
applied research in industrial organization and public economics that
uses a microeconomic framework is very much within the scope of the
journal. We will also publish reviews of books related to
microeconomics. The first issue of this journal is expected to come out
in June 2012.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The intended audience of the journal are
young researchers (grad students or post-docs with an interest and
expertise in microeconomics) and above. The editorial board of the
journal invites you to contribute a paper to the journal. You may
either submit your paper via an email to: email@example.com or through the submission page of the journal available at:
FURTHER INFORMATION: For further details about the journal please visit the homepage of the journal at: http://www.journalshub.com/journal-detail.php?journals_id=129
The methodology of the ’everyday’ in International Political Economy (Denmark)
29-30 May 2012 | University of Copenhagen
Organisers: Ben Rosamond (University of Copenhagen) and Laura Horn (University of Roskilde)
One of the most interesting trends in recent IPE scholarship is the
move to develop an ‘everyday’ approach to the subject. In the key work
of Hobson and Seabrooke (2007) ‘everyday IPE’ is contrasted to
‘regulatory IPE’. If ‘regulatory IPE’, the dominant approach of most
extant IPE scholarship, concerns itself with a focus on ‘power makers’,
then ‘everyday political economy’ should pay attention to ‘power
takers’. By taking IPE to the domain of routine daily practice,
‘everyday IPE’ can claim a number of advantages. It promises to enrich
our understanding of how the global economy is enacted. It offers a
chance to examine the degree to which the subjectivities imagined in
the constructions of global regimes and economic policy actually emerge
and reproduce in daily life. Equally, it offers new perspectives on the
politics of resistance, resilience and subversion in IPE. It draws
attention to the political economy of consumption, often forgotten as a
key component of the generation and reproduction of global economic
orders. Finally, ‘everyday IPE’ should give significant space to the
discussion of gender dynamics in global political economy.
In addition, many discussions of the present crisis understand it as a
crisis of a particular growth model – one that relied not only upon the
development of a globalized and ‘financialized’ form of capitalism, but
also upon the construction of particular kinds of consumer-investor
subjects. Everyday practice in line with that conception of the
individual was vital to the propagation of the model. The case for
furthering the project of ‘everyday IPE’ is strong. The question that
this workshop raises is how that work should proceed.
Among the confirmed speakers for the workshop are John Hobson
(Sheffield), Leonard Seabrooke (Copenhagen Business School), Phoebe
Moore (Salford) and Johnna Montgomerie (Manchester)
We welcome workshop contributions that engage with the particular
methodological challenges that everyday agency poses. For instance, is
everyday agency a domain in which interpretivist or post-positivist
approaches are required? Does a standard rationalist template suffice,
and if so, how? In terms of methods, what sources of data will enable
scholars to emerge with reliable and valid findings? To what extent
does the study of the everyday presuppose or require ethnographic work?
At the same time, we encourage submission of abstracts that might not
have an explicit methodological focus but apply an everyday political
economy framework to concrete cases of social reality. PhD students are
particularly invited to participate.
Lastly, the workshop also serves as platform to discuss the broader
merits and shortcomings of an everyday IPE perspective; abstracts
formulating a methodological/theoretical critique are very welcome.
Deadline for abstract submission is 5 March 2012. Download CFP.
The inaugural CRMEP Annual Graduate Conference: Philosophy and the Outside (UK)
14 and 15 June, 2012 | The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University | website
Keynote Speaker: Jason Read (The University of Southern Maine)
"The Relations of Production: The Ontology and Political Economy of Transindividuality"
The inaugural CRMEP Annual Graduate Conference will focus on philosophy and the question of the 'outside'.
On one level, the outside signifies philosophy's problematic relation
to 'non-philosophical' discourses. For instance, art, politics and
science have, in various ways, been historically constituted as an
outside to philosophy. Alternatively, the outside can denote practices
or forms of experience that cannot be subsumed within the confines of
philosophical thought. Crucially, how are we to conceive the encounter
between philosophy and the outside; what happens in the process of a
'thing' or experience being absorbed into philosophical thought?
Different questions thus begin to emerge. Is philosophy necessarily
related to the question of the outside? Is the outside the very
condition of possibility for philosophy? Why do certain 'outsides'
become part of philosophical discourse, and others remain antagonistic
to it? Why are certain outsides privileged? How does the outside
command what philosophy becomes - must we be forced to think? If
philosophy is a conditioned discourse rather than an external arbiter,
what becomes of its place and role in relation to the outside? Is this
outside a resource or an excluded zone?
Philosophy qua tradition has also been continuously confronted with
other traditions of thought and radical practices, without including
them in its systems of reference. In such encounters, defining
'philosophy' is always at stake. Can the relationship between
philosophy and its outside be reciprocal, or will the tradition always
be in a position of domination? Is philosophy destined to remain
'Western', and its history Eurocentric? How far can we understand this
Finally, to what extent do these external encounters shed light on
another type of outside, that which we might define as philosophy's
inner outside? Are there unexplored resources within philosophy that
could possibly allow a different relation to the complexity of the
outside, and to the problems posed by new practices and new experiences?
Insofar as the conference thematic raises interdisciplinary
considerations, we invite participation from those working outside
philosophy, as well as those within.
Abstracts should exceed no more than 300 words for 20 minutes papers.
Please include a short biographical summary with your abstract, noting
academic affiliation and contact details.
Deadline for submission: 1st March 2012
Please send abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pioneers of Linear Models of Production (France)
20-21 September 2012 | University of Paris Ouest | website
Years before Leontief and Sraffa, several economists – for instance
Georg von Charasoff (1910) or Maurice Potron (1911), as well as other
economists inspired by the Classical tradition – independently
conceived models of the input-output type and studied their properties.
In recent years new studies have been published on these early
formulations of linear models. In order to synthesize these studies and
to compare the different approaches, a two-day colloquium will be
organized on ‘The Pioneers of Linear Models of Production’.
Papers on von Bortkiewicz, Cassel, von Charasoff, Dmitriev, Frisch, the
Guillaume brothers, von Neumann, Potron, Remak and others are expected.
Contributions on the origins of the models developed by Sraffa and
Leontief, or on the role of linear models of production in the
development of general equilibrium theory will also be taken into
account. We encourage anyone working on the early history of linear
models of production to propose a paper.
The colloquium is organized jointly by EconomiX (University of Paris
Ouest Nanterre La Défense) and by the Department of Economics
(University of Antwerp). It will be held at the University of Paris
Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense on 20-21 September 2012.
Researchers are invited to submit abstracts (approximately 500 words) or papers to the organizers at the following address (ProductionModels@economix.fr) by 31 March 2012.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 30 April 2012.
Full papers are due on 31 August 2012.
The scientific committee consists of Christian Bidard (email@example.com), Guido Erreygers (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kenji Mori (email@example.com).
Veblen, Capitalism and Possibilities for a Rational Economic Order (Turkey)
July 6-7, 2012 | Istanbul, Turkey | website
An international symposium focusing on central features of Veblen’s
thought will be held on July 6-7, 2012, in Istanbul, Turkey. The
Symposium, which is, for the most part, sponsored by the Union of
Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (UCTEA) Chamber Of
Electrical Engineers, is co-organized by the UCTEA, Chamber Of Electrical Engineers of Turkey, The International Thorstein Veblen Association, and Sabancı University. The symposium venue is Yıldız Technical University, Beşiktaş.
The aim is to provide a venue for researchers, academicians, graduate
students, activists as well as “engineers” to present and share their
works and views regarding Veblen’s critical analysis of finance
capitalism, financial crises and the wasteful nature of capitalism; his
positing of the engineers’ role in reference to his ideas about the
content of a rational economic order; and his doubts about the
transformative effects of politics, revolutionary or otherwise. The
latter moves Veblen away from the Marxian conceptualization of
revolutionary theory as revolutionary practice. Thus a comparison of
Veblen with Marx may shed light on Veblen’s institutionalism, which
rests on the view of humans as subjects enchanted by and chained to a
series of traditionalist, sentimental, mystifying beliefs, the effects
of which is to support the enduring grip of predatory ruling classes.
In spite of his reluctance to grant an unambiguous revolutionary agency
to any social actor including his most favorite engineers as well as
the working class, Veblen’s work, just like Marx’s, poses the problem
of how human beings who are habitually conservative might come to make
moves toward building a socially rational economic system, particularly
at a moment, such as this, when the pecuniary instability of capitalism
has never been more transparent. Does his political thought, with its
notion of a “spirit of insubordination” for example, offer hope or
guidance toward an effective politics of change? Or does Veblen’s value
lie mainly in its critique of capitalism as an irrational social and
economic system, leaving us with the search in other directions such as
Marxist for an understanding of the ingredients of effective political
The organizers only accept unpublished papers. All papers, both invited
and contributed, will be refereed. All accepted papers will be
published as symposium proceedings, and will be made available online
in full text via the website of the Chamber of Electrical Engineers of
The languages of the symposium are English and Turkish. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in each session.
14th World Congress of Social Economics (Scotland): Deadline extended
June 20-22, 2012 | University of Glasgow; Glasgow, Scotland | website
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB. 17, 2012
Confirmed keynote speakers: Sir Tony Atkinson (Oxford University), Prof. Ben Fine (SOAS, University of London)
Conference theme: "Towards an Ethical Economy and Economics"
The international financial crisis, the European sovereign debt crisis,
and increasing inequalities throughout the world raise important social
and ethical issues concerning the interactions of governments,
financial institutions, individuals, communities, and the economics
profession. Social economics, with its focus on social values, social
interactions, and ethics, is particularly well suited to provide
insightful analyses on the present state of economics as a discipline
and on the state of the world economy.
We welcome proposals for papers or sessions related to the conference
theme or to social economics broadly defined. Questions can be
addressed to Robert McMaster, chair of the organizing committee: Robert.McMaster@glasgow.ac.uk
Instructions for the submission of abstracts can be found on the ASE's website
21st IAFFE Annual Conference (Spain): deadline extended
June 27-29, 2012 | Barcelona, Spain
The International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) announces
that the deadline for submissions to the 21st annual IAFFE conference
has been extended to midnight on February 29, 2012.
For more information about the conference and to submit materials please visit http://www.iaffe.org
Travel Grant Applications will remain open until February 29 as well.
Travel funding is available for participants from developing and
transition countries and a limited number of scholars and graduate
students from OECD countries!
For more information about the Travel Grant process please follow this link.
Annual Conference of the History of Economics Society (Canada)
June 22 to June 25, 2012 | Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario Canada
Previously announced in HEN122 here.
The deadline for paper and sessions proposals is Friday, February 17, 2012. Conference to submit an abstract or session proposals to Robert Dimand (at HES2012@brocku.ca).
To propose a paper, please send a title, a paper abstract (not
longer than 200 words), and the name of at least one other scholar whom
you have contacted to propose as a discussant; to propose a session,
for each paper, send a title, an abstract, and the names of at least
two other scholars you have contacted to put together a focused session
(either as presenters or discussants).
The History of Economics Society will provide special support for
up to fifteen Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholars to present
papers at the HES 2012 annual conference at Brock University, St.
Catharines, Ontario, Canada, June 22-25, 2012, by providing free
registration, banquet and reception tickets, a year's membership in the
Society, and a partial subsidy for travel and accommodation costs. If
you wish to be considered for the Samuels Young Scholars program,
please provide details about the date of your last degree (or your
current graduate student status) along with the abstract of your
proposed conference paper to <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
and indicate that you wish to be considered for the Samuels Young
Scholars program. A Samuels Young Scholar must currently be a PhD
candidate, or have been awarded the PhD in the 2 years preceding the
conference. The deadline for application is the end of February (please
note change in deadline).
IESE 2012 Conference: Mozambique - Accumulation and Transformation in a Context of International Crisis
4-5 September 2012 | Maputo, Mozambique
IESE: Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos
See the Call for Papers here (No. 124 of the Newsletter)
Call for Participants
April 25, 2012 | Various Locations
On April 25, 2012 a Global Teach In will take place in several
locations in the United States, Europe and potentially elsewhere. The
purpose of the teach-in is to address emerging democracy networks,
alternatives to the financial system and strategies to overcome the
triple crises defined by: economic decline, ecological devastation and
reliance on unsustainable energy systems. The teach-in will describe
these crises as well as concrete and comprehensive solutions.
Featured speakers will include: Gar Alperovitz, Ellen Brown,
Jamie Galbraith, among others. U.S. teach-in locations presently
include: Boston, New York, Washington, DC, Ann Arbor, Madison, San
Los Angeles with planning groups in Atlanta, Portland (OR),
Seattle, Virginia , San Antonio and elsewhere. Other themes include
discussions of cooperatives, alternative banks, and the need to
demilitarize the economy or place constraints on weapons exports.
We are looking for URPE members to join in teach-in discussions, help
organize teach-ins in some strategic locations, and spread the word.
The Global Teach-In has been endorsed by Thea Harvey (Economists for
Peace & Security), Planners Network, and
Social Responsibility as well as numerous other individuals and organizations.
The Global Teach In aims to broaden the public space for
progressive and radical professionals through face-to-face discussions,
study & action circles, and electronic broadcasts. We are
cooperating closely with WINS, the Worker Independent News labor radio
Thank you for your interest.
Dr. Jonathan M. Feldman
Department of Economic History, Stockholm University, Stockholm Sweden
SMART Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Convenor, National Green New Deal Conference, Stockholm University (March 2009)
Principal Convenor, Global Teach In (2012)
ASE: World Congress Summer School in Social Economics
June 19-20, 2012 | Glasgow, Scotland
Applications for Fellowships Now Open!
The Association for Social Economics announces an exciting Summer
School workshop for graduate students and recent Ph.D.s. to be held in
conjunction with the World Congress of Social Economics in Glasgow,
Scotland. Between 12 and 18 fellows will be selected to attend
the Summer School as guests of ASE. The Summer School begins the
evening of June 19 and continues on June 20, 2012. The World
Congress opens the evening of June 20 and concludes on June 22, 2012.
Aims: The Summer School brings together a small group of fellows
to discuss the central concerns of social economics as a springboard
for cutting-edge research and teaching. Social economics is
centrally concerned with questions of social, cultural and ethical
values in economic life and the study of these questions at
philosophical, theoretical, empirical and policy-related levels.
School topics include aspects of: (1) Social economics, the history of
economic thought, and frameworks for thinking about ethics and
economics; (2) core topics in social-economics research (theory of the
individual, the role of social and cultural values in economic life,
inequality, poverty, needs, capabilities, social justice, human
flourishing); (3) contemporary topics and empirical research in social
economics (the social economy/third sector, social networks, fair
trade, socially responsible consumption and production, experimental
work on fairness, etc.); and (4) publishing outlets and strategies for
graduate students and recent Ph.D.s.
Eligibility: Fellows must be graduate students or recent Ph.D.s in economics or related fields.
Awards: Fellows accepted to the Summer School will receive
complementary room and meals for the Summer School and the World
Congress, complementary registration to the World Congress, plus all
Summer School materials, a package worth up to $1,400. Some
travel stipends are also available on a competitive basis.
Fellow Obligations: Accepted fellows must become members of ASE
and submit a Summer School refundable deposit of $100 (that will be
returned upon completion of the World Congress). All fellows must
commit to participating in all sessions of the Summer School and to
staying for the entire World Congress.
Or, go to the socialeconomics.org/
and click on "Conferences" , "World Congress Summer School", to
see the Overview, Preliminary Program, and Application. The application
deadline is March 1, 2012. For questions contact Aurelie Charles, Chair, Summer School Selection Committee, at A.Charles@bath.ac.uk
Heterodox Microeconomics Workshop (US)
March 2, 2012 | Buffalo State College, US | website
11:00 - 11:50 Public Lecture on Heterodox Microeconomics and Real World Economic Problems
1:00 – 3:00 Workshop Part I: The Heterodox Theory of the Business Enterprise and its Applications
Dr. Frederic S. Lee (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
3:30 – 5:00 Workshop Part II: Conspicuous Consumption and Business Competition from the Heterodox Microeconomic Perspective
- Dr. William Ganley (Buffalo State College): Teaching
Heterodox Theory of the Business Enterprise in the Principles of
- Dr. Ruslan Dzarasov (Russian Academy of Science,
Russia): Eichnerian Theory of the Business Enterprise in the case of
5:00 – 5:30 Round Table: Heterodox Microeconomics - How to Move Forward?
- Dr. Zdravka Todorova (Wright State University): Conspicuous
Consumption as Routine Expenditures and its Place in the Social
Dr. Tuna Baskoy (Ryerson University, Canada): Business Competition and Micro-Macro Linkage in Post Keynesian Economics
For more information, contact Tae-Hee Jo, email@example.com or visit the workshop website.
INET Conference: Paradigm Lost: Rethinking Economics and Politics (Germany)
INET’s Young Scholar Initiative (YSI) will be hosting a select group of
graduate students at its third annual plenary conference in Berlin,
April 12-15, 2012, “Paradigm Lost: Rethinking Economics and Politics.”
Check out the conference program here, and fill out a brief application here. (INET will cover all travel and accommodation expense.)
ISA Workshop: Doing Critical Methods in International Political Economy
Saturday March 31, 2012: San Diego California | website
Critical political economy has yet to have a sustained debate or
discussion of methods and how they shape research. Too often methods
are evaluated in terms of their validity or explanatory potential, as
if they exist in isolation from wider relationships and affiliations.
Methods are not neutral tools of analysis; they create a particular
view of society. Critical political economy is already well positioned
to understand how social science methods shape and is affected by
economic, social and cultural change across time and space. This
workshop will evaluate and explore how methodological techniques such
as: participant observation, ethnography, archival, textual and
discourse analysis, interviews (elite, semi-structured and random); as
well as methodological approaches like: actor-network theory,
reflexivity, critical empirical research, feminist methods, historical
materialism and cultural political economy, are used in critical
political economy research. Of particular interest are how these
methods create a particular view of what constitutes the global
political economy and how they can catalyze rapid and innovative
advances in critical IPE research.
This one-day event brings together a range of people using
different methodological techniques or approaches to investigate a
variety of different topics. Such diversity will be its strength. By
stimulating debate about new methodological techniques and approaches
‘methods’ will be put at the centre of the analysis and practice of
critical IPE. This event will offer a range of papers from different
approaches to critical political economy.
Participants include: Naeem Inayatulla (Ithaca College), Anne
Runyan (University of Cincinnati), Dimitris Stevis (Colorado State
University), Mat Paterson (University of Ottawa), Len Seabrooke
(Copenhagen Business School), Nicola Phillips (University of
Manchester), Martjin Konnings (University of Sydney), Rob Aitken
(University of Alberta), Robbie Shilliam (Queen Mary), Christopher
Rogers (University of York), Matthew Eagleton-Pierce (London School of
Economics), John Hultgren (Colorado State University), Zoe Pfleager
(University of Sussex)
This workshop has limited audience space, so if you would like to attend and participate please let me know ASAP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Left Forum: A Panel on the National Jobs for All Coalition
March 16-18 2012 | Pace University, NYC
For information about registering for the Left Forum: http://www.leftforum.org
The Great Depression and the Great Recession:
What Can Occupy Learn From the New Deal Response to Economic, Social
and Environmental Crisis ?
While much has been made of the economic parallels between the Great
Depression and the current economic recession, there have been few
attempts to systematically examine these two periods in a more holistic
way, with a view to assessing both the positive and negative lessons to
be gained for the present period from an understanding of the last
great crisis and the policy responses that were chosen to meet it, as
well as those that were raised by popular movements but rejected by
policy makers. As a contribution to the thinking of the Occupy Movement
this panel will examine those lessons for three areas of our
contemporary political life: social welfare; the impact of social
movements; and the environmental crisis. The sponsors of this panel
have been active in the Occupy Wall Street movement and are editing a
book which considers these lessons on an even more comprehensive scale.
Chair: Chuck Bell
Sheila D. Collins
Gertrude S. Goldberg
Middlesex University Business School Keynote speaker series
16 February, 4.30 -6pm | The Barn, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT
George Irvin will speak on the growth of inequality with particular
reference to Britain. The fundamental argument is that inequality and
poverty cannot be separated. The UK’s Gini Coefficient (the most common
measure of income inequality) has been rising for some years and, under
the austerity measures adopted by the current Government which has cut
benefits and raised unemployment, inequality will rise further. The
multiple social costs of inequality have been laid out most recently by
Wilkinson & Pickett. Moreover, the government’s austerity measures
are largely unnecessary. Remedies include: reversing regressive total
fiscal incidence (ie, more progressive taxation) though uncapping NICs,
introducing minimum tax bans and clamping down on personal and
corporate tax avoidance. A Financial Transactions Tax is to be
welcomed. Such measures would, moreover, generate sufficient revenue to
finance a programme for growth, thus helping the public finances.
George Irvin is a Professorial Research Fellow in the Development
Studies Department at the University of London, SOAS. At present he
works on world trade and financial flows and the EU economies. He first
worked at IDS Sussex, and then spent some years at the International
Institute of Social Studies in The Hague where he became UHD Professor
of Development Studies. He has consulted for numerous organisations and
has worked in Africa, Latin America and Asia. His most recent books
are: Irvin (2006) Regaining Europe: An Economic Agenda for the 21st
Century, London: Federal Union; and Irvin (2008) Super-Rich: the growth
of inequality in Britain and the United States, Cambridge: Polity.
Besides publishing professionally, he writes regular op-ed columns for
Social Europe Journal and The Guardian.co.uk CiF. For further information see www.george.irvin.com
To register attendance and for further details please contact Anne Daguerre (email@example.com)
New Unionism: How Workers Can Fight Back
A dayschool hosted by Workers' Liberty
Saturday 18 February 2012, 11:30-17:30 | Highgate Newtown Community Centre, 25 Bertram Street, London N19 5DQ (Archway tube)
http://www.workersliberty.org/newunionism for more details and to pay online Facebook event: New Unionism: how workers can fight back
In the late 1880s, workers (often unskilled or semi-skilled, often
migrants and often working in casualised and precarious environments)
organised militant industrial unions to fight back against their
bosses. Faced with increasingly similar conditions today, can we build
a New Unionism for the 21st century that transforms and revolutionises
the modern labour movement?
Registration: £15 waged, £8 low-waged/ student, £4 unwaged.
Speakers and sessions are:
How the socialists organised: the life and times of Tom Mann (Cathy Nugent and Charlie MacDonald)
The movement for working-class self-education (Colin Waugh, further
education activist, author of Plebs, the Lost Legacy of Independent
Finding a political voice: from New Unionism to Labour representation (Martin Thomas and Sam Greenwood)
Organising the unorganised: (Mick Duncan, Unite p.c; Ruth Cashman, Lambeth Unison p.c.)
From the Matchworkers to the Chainmakers – how women organised (Jill
Mountford and Louise Raw, author of Striking a Light, The Bryant and
May Matchwomen and their Place in History)
What came next – The Great Unrest 1911-1914 (Edd Mustill)
Organising at work today: using the ‘Troublemakers’ Handbook’ (Kim
Moody, founder of Labor Notes magazine, academic, author — most
recently US Labor in Trouble and Transition — and activist)
- New Unionism 2012? How can we reinvigorate the labour
movement? Speakers include Eamonn Lynch (Bakerloo Line driver tube
driver victimised for his union activity and reinstated following an
RMT campaign) and Jean Lane (Workers' Liberty and Tower Hamlets Unison)
Creche, cheap food and bookstalls
Northern International Political Economy Network Meeting (UK)
On Friday 17th the Department of Politics, Religion and Philosophy
hosts the regular Northern International Political Economy network
meeting in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences building meeting
room(s) 2/3 at Lancaster University.
We hope that you will be able to join us for a day of discussion,
networking and lunch. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other
IPE and related researchers from the region in a friendly constructive
environment presenting work in progress or draft papers to an expert
and engaged audience.
Panel 1: 11.00-12.30
Panel 2: 1.15-3.45
Mathis Heinrich (Lancaster) 'Transformation of the European financial sphere'
Huw Macartney (Manchester) 'From Merlin to Oz: the strange case of UK SME lending 2007-12'
Amelie Kutter (Lancaster) 'Their death was prematurely reported:
imaginaries of social-economic formation in the financial press'.
Panel 3: 4.00-5.30
- Bob Jessop (Lancaster) 'A Cultural Political Economy of
Financial Crisis: Money Forms, Crisis Displacement, and Deficit
Phil Cerny (Rutgers) 'Is Financial Regulation a Public Good?'
- Ngai-Ling Sum (Lancaster) 'A Cultural Political Economy of
Crisis Responses: the (Re-)Invention of 'BRIC' and the Case of China'
- Maria Jimena-Huertez (Institute for the Study of the
Americas, University of London) 'The Paradox of Finance-led Growth: The
controversial cases of Argentina and Greece'
Stephen Royle (Lancaster) 'Is Islamic economics the answer to Palestinian development?'
If you would like to attend please email Christopher May – firstname.lastname@example.org and Stuart Shields – email@example.com
14 February from 5.30 - 7.00 pm | the Garden Room at Robinson College, Cambridge
Nicholas Wapshott, Author and Journalist: Keynes vs. Hayek: the clash that defined modern economics?
Discussant: Andrew Gamble, University of Cambridge
St. Catharine's Political Economy Seminar
Wednesday 08 February 2012 | St. Catherine's College Ontario, Canada
Series on the Economics of Austerity
Fernando Ferrari-Filho will give a talk on 'Brazil's
Response to the 'Great Recession''. The seminar will be held in the
Rushmore Room at St Catharine's College from 6-7.30pm. All are welcome.
Fernando Ferrari-Filho is Full Professor of Economics at the Federal
University of Rio Grande do Sul and Researcher at The National Council
for Scientific and Technological Development. Right now Fernando
Ferrari-Filho is a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge.
Please contact the seminar organisers Philip Arestis,firstname.lastname@example.org
and Michael Kitson,email@example.com
in the event of a query.
Summer School of Heterodox Economics
2-6 July 2012 | Poznań, Poland
Organized by Department of Economic Policy and Development Planning,
Department of History of Economic Thought. Faculty of Economics, Poznań
University of Economics al. Niepodległości 10, 61-875 Poznań, Poland
The Summer School of Heterodox Economics will be held from 2nd to 6th
of July at the Poznań University of Economics. The purpose is to create
a space for exchange of experience and knowledge on paradigms
corresponding to non-classical approaches to economic analysis, such as
economics, methodology of economics, post-keynesian economics,
evolutionary analysis, labour economics issues, institutional change
and other fields using institutional and evolutionary approaches.
The course is open for PhD students and young researches as well as MA
students. In the mornings students will attend lectures given by
international scholars well known in the field of heterodox economics.
In the afternoons attendants will have the opportunity to present their
research projects, to gain feedback from key reviewers and eventually
to discuss them collectively with other participants and scholars.
Applicants are kindly asked to submit their application form and a
short description of their PhD project or actual research work (no
longer than 800 words). Documents must be sent by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for application: 30th of March
Successful candidates will be notified by: 15th of April
Deadline for payment: 30th of April
Summer School Fee: 500 PLN/ 110 EUR.
The fee covers participation, lunches and teaching materials. The
reading list will be available at the summer school website.
Accommodation and travel costs are not included. Organization committee can help in finding convenient accommodation.
For more information please see the website or contact: Agnieszka Ziomek (email@example.com
) or Paweł Łuczak (firstname.lastname@example.org
Symposium: Marxism and the Philosophy of Internal Relations (Toronto)
May 10, 2012 | York University, Toronto
It is our pleasure to announce a one day symposium on Marxism and the
Philosophy of Internal Relations that will be held at York University
in Toronto on Thursday, May 10, 2012, as an addition to the “Historical
Materialism” Conference that is scheduled to take place there from May
The symposium will consist of four panels of two hours each, with each
panel offering three papers (or talks) of 20 minutes each and a
commentary by a discussant of 10 minutes.
Our hope is that this symposium will bring together many of those
working on or with Marxism and internal relations… to share and refine
our ideas as well as to build upon them. Given the total failure of
mainstream economic theories and policies, and the social upheavals
that have accompanied the current economic crisis, it is crucially
important to develop more and better critical approaches to analyzing
capitalism and theorizing alternatives to it. Without singling out any
single interpretation, we believe that Marx’s philosophy of internal
relations provides one such approach..
Bertell Ollman, Sean Sayers, David McNally, and Edward Winslow have
already confirmed their attendance and participation.For more
information please contact Dennis Badeen at email@example.com
ESRC Research Seminar Series: The Governance of Eco-City Innovation
Friday, 10 February 2012, 9.30 am – 4.45 pm, University of Westminster, London
Event 3, Eco-city politics: national policy, local leadership, public accountability
Speakers: Dr Heike Schroeder (University of East Anglia); Dr Dan
Greenwood (University of Westminster); Professor Katarina Eckerberg
(University of Umea, Sweden); Anders Franzén (Vaxjo City Council,
Sweden); Professor Wulf Daseking (Freiburg City Council, Germany); Dr
Alina Congreve (University of Hertfordshire); Elanor Warwick (UK
Technology Strategy Board); Sebastian Loew (Barton Willmore, UK); Dr
Joanna Williams (University College London) and Professor Peter Newman
(University of Westminster)
The third ESRC eco-city research seminar assesses the challenges
involved in achieving effective leadership for sustainable urban
development in different national and sub-national governance and
policy contexts. These challenges will be analysed through a comparison
of four EU countries: Germany, France, Sweden and the UK, with
contributions from academics and practitioners about eco-city and
eco-town developments in each of these countries. The policy processes
that shape these eco-city and urban developments will be explored, with
close attention to questions of national policy frameworks, local
leadership and public accountability.
Early career researchers and practitioners are invited to submit
abstracts for poster presentation. Bursaries (covering travel and
accommodation) are available on application.
RSVP! For more information, and to register, visit the following link: www.westminster.ac.uk/ecocities-esrc (please copy the link in your browser)
Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University, USA
Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University has an
immediate opening, a great opportunity for someone with background in
globalization, economics, and the environment and experience in
communications. The position is Outreach Coordinator, an 80%-time
position in our Medford, Massachusetts office managing the institute’s
growing outreach and communications work, from books and publications
to the Triple Crisis Blog. We’re looking for a motivated person who has
a good understanding of economics and the issues GDAE works on and
brings some training and hands-on experience in communications and
outreach. This is a particularly good opportunity for someone who might
want to pursue an advanced degree at Tufts part time, because Tufts'
benefits include tuition coverage for most courses.
This is an immediate opening. To see the full job description and to apply, go to:
There you will find instructions for submitting your application through Tufts’ online application process.
Read more on GDAE and on the institute’s Globalization and Sustainable Development Program.
State University of New York at New Paltz, USA
The Department of Economics at the State University of New York
at New Paltz invites applications from broadly trained economists for a
one-year, full-time lecturer position, to begin in Fall 2012.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in economics required; exceptional ABD candidates
with a firm completion date will be considered. Evidence of excellent
teaching required. Preferred areas of interest include macroeconomics,
microeconomics, American economic history, and Latin American economic
development. We especially encourage applications from individuals who
can bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectives and experiences to
the campus and who can mentor all members of our diverse student body.
Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be expected to teach
four undergraduate courses per semester (approximately 27 credits for
the academic year), with a focus on economic theory and other core
courses. Specific courses may include American Economic Development
(General Education), Money and Banking, and Economic Development of
Latin America. We value the diversity of our students, faculty, and
staff and are especially interested in considering applicants with a
strong commitment to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere.
New Paltz is a highly selective public college that is recognized
regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in
the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and
nearby cultural and recreational amenities.
Application: Please submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae;
student teaching evaluations and other evidence of teaching
effectiveness, a sample research paper, transcript, and three current
letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Edith Kuiper
Chair, Economics Search
State University of New York at New Paltz
Department of Economics
600 Hawk Drive, JFT814
New Paltz, NY 12561
Please note Search # F11-23 on all materials submitted. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.
See position announcement at http://www.newpaltz.edu/hr/displayjobs.cfm?type=Faculty
University of Leon, Spain
Junior PhD Lecturer
The Department of Economics at the University of Leon
(ULE), Spain, is interested in recruiting candidates to fill one
position of Ayudante Doctor (Junior PhD Lecturer).
The Department of Economics at ULE explicitly pledge their commitment
to ideological and methodological pluralism in Economics, and
therefore, we welcome all candidates from different schools of
Heterodox Economics (the way this is understood, for instance, in ICAPE
or the Heterodox Economics Directory, that is, post-Keynesian,
feminist, institutionalist, Marxian, social economics, Sraffian,
austrian, radical, etc.). Applicants with specialization in all areas
of Economics/Political Economy are welcome. Ayudante Doctor (Junior PhD
The Department of Economics at ULE explicitly pledge their commitment
to ideological and methodological pluralism in Economics, and
therefore, we welcome all candidates from different schools of
Heterodox Economics (the way this is understood, for instance, in ICAPE
or the Heterodox Economics Directory, that is, post-Keynesian,
feminist, institutionalist, Marxian, social economics, Sraffian,
austrian, radical, etc.). Applicants with specialization in all areas
of Economics/Political Economy are welcome. Heterodox Economics
Directory, that is, post-Keynesian, feminist, institutionalist,
Marxian, social economics, Sraffian, austrian, radical, etc.).
Applicants with specialization in all areas of Economics/Political
Economy are welcome.
Ayudante Doctor (Junior Lecturer PhD) is a one-year-position, renewable
every year for three more years, and with the possibility of tenure
there-after (depending on performance).
Essential prerequisites are that the candidate must hold a doctoral
degree, demonstrate a high commitment to teaching at graduate and
postgraduate level and display a relevant research record (qualitative
and quantitative). Also, the current laws in Spain for hiring in all
categories of university teaching require that, in order to apply for
the position, applicants must be in possession (or able to obtain) the
necessary national or regional accreditation or authorisation, granted
by National or Regional Accreditation Agencies. For advice on this
matter or any other informal query, please contact the recruitment
committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Dr Jorge García-Arias).
Selection will open in
february, 2012 and will remain open until the ideal candidate is hired.
This position is subject to final budget approval. (Junior Lecturer
PhD) is a one-year-position, renewable every year for three more years,
and with the possibility of tenure there-after (depending on
Candidates should possess an acceptable level of spanish for
academic purpose or, failing that, commit to achieve an acceptable
level during the first year of residence (University of Leon has a
renowned tradition for -and a wide range of- spanish courses for
For applications and further particulars, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
Applications should be accompanied by a cover letter, a
complete curriculum vitae and a sample of recent/representative
If for some reason and electronic application is not possible,
the candidates should submit their material to: Dr. Jorge Garcia-Arias,
Department of Economics, University of Leon, Campus de Vegazana, 24071
University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Economics/Geography & Geography/Sociology
The College of Behavioral and Social
Sciences is seeking (3) computational social scientists to expand
Maryland’s strengths in the computational aspects of global
environmental change through interdisciplinary joint appointments. Rank
will start at associate professor and tenure will be in the department
closest to the applicant’s background.
Applicants should have disciplinary
backgrounds in the social sciences and most importantly, have advanced
computational skills which include experience integrating social
science data into computational models. One appointment will be in
Economics/Geography. For that position, experience is preferred in
sustainability science in combination with one or more of the
following: computational economics, economic geography, spatial
modeling or data visualization. For a detailed description of the
position and application submission instructions please visit our web
ad at https://jobs.umd.edu
(reference position 117853).
Another appointment will be in
Geography/Sociology. For that position, experience with agent-based
modeling, social networks analysis, computational input-output analysis
or social accounting, or data visualization is preferred. For a
detailed description of the position and application submission
instructions please visit our web ad at https://jobs.umd.edu
(reference position 117853).
Review of applications will continue
until the positions are filled, however applications received by March
2, 2012 will receive best consideration.
The University of Maryland is an
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is proud of its
diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women, minorities, veterans,
disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to
Conference Papers, Reports, and Articles
Obituary: Warren J. Samuels (1933-2011)
By John B. Davis
Download the article here
Contribución Al Debate Sobre La Significación De Una Economía Ecológica Radical
By David P. Barkin, Mario E. Fuente, and Daniel Tagle
Read the paper here
and contact David Barkin for any comments and queries.
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Xochimilco
Calzada del Hueso 1100, Col. Villa Quietud, CP. 04960, Coyoacán, Distrito Federal, México
Challenge, 55(1): Jan-Feb. 2012
Journal website: http://mesharpe.metapress.com/link.asp?id=J31674714735
Letter from the Editor / Jeff Madrick
The 1929 Crash and the Great Recession of 2008: Why the Policy Response
Is Different but Not Different Enough / Yiannis Kitromilides
Unburdening America's Middle Class: Shrinking Families' Debt Burden Faster Is Imperative / Christian Weller
Flexible Social Security and Medicare Payroll Tax Rates for Different
Times: Achieving Multiple Benefits / Leonard Santow, Mark Santow
Solving Society's Problems from the Bottom Up: For-Benefit Enterprises / David Colander
Governance or Democracy: Which Works? / Herbert Werlin
The Benefits of Poverty / Herbert J. Gans
The Nine Trillion Euro Mistake / Mike Sharpe
Cultural Logic: Marxist Theory and Practice: 2010
Special Issue: Culture and Crisis
Journal website: http://clogic.eserver.org/2010/2010.html
The Current Conjuncture: Capitalist Crises and the Crisis of the Left
Crisis, Imagination, and the Return to Marx's Capital
Rethinking Crises in Twentieth-Century Socialism and Communism
Remembering the Depression Era: Recovering Left Culture in a Time of Crisis
Theoretical Practice in a Time of Crisis: Adorno, Benjamin, and Brecht
Reading Crisis as Ruling-Class Strategy
Industrial and Corporate Change, 21(1): Feb. 2012
Journal website: http://icc.oxfordjournals.org/current.dtl
Industry institutions, social capital, and firm participation in industrial development / Philip R. Tomlinson
Capital structure and investment in regulated network utilities: evidence from EU telecoms / Carlo Cambini and Laura Rondi
Elves or Trolls? The role of nonpracticing patent owners in the
innovation economy / Damien Geradin, Anne Layne-Farrar, and A. Jorge
Special Section: John Freeman Memorial
Introduction to special section honoring John Freeman / Glenn R. Carroll
Why is there no cannery in Cannery Row ? Exploring a behavioral
simulation model of population extinction / John Freeman, Erik R.
Larsen, and Alessandro Lomi
Appetite for destruction: the impact of the September 11 attacks on business founding / Srikanth Paruchuri and Paul Ingram
They just fade away: mortality in the US venture capital industry / Christopher I. Rider and Anand Swaminathan
An ecological analysis of competition among US communities / Pino G. Audia and Jennifer Kurkoski
Selection and variation in organizational evolution / Glenn R. Carroll, J. Richard Harrison, and David G. McKendrick
John Freeman: entrepreneurship and innovation defined—a personal remembrance / Jerome S. Engel and David J. Teece
International Journal of Political Economy, 40(3): Fall 2011
Journal website: http://mesharpe.metapress.com/link.asp?id=U768W21830R8
Editor's Introduction / Mario Seccareccia
The Ascent and Crisis of Money-Manager Capitalism: Guest Editor's Introduction / Riccardo Bellofiore
Marx, the Falling Rate of Profit, Financialization, and the Current Crisis / Vladimiro Giacche
Income Distribution and Crisis in a Marxian Schema of the Monetary Circuit / Guglielmo Forges Davanzati
Economic Stagnation Postponed: Background of the 2008
Financial-Economic Crisis in the European Union and the United States /
The U. S. Economic Crisis: Fundamental Causes and Possible Solutions / Fred Moseley
Marx and the Crisis: A Necessary Theoretical Premise / Andrea Micocci
Journal of Institutional Economics, 8(1): March 2012
Journal website: http://journals.cambridge.org/JOI
The naturalness of (many) social institutions: evolved cognition as their foundation / Pascal Boyer, Michael Bang Petersen
John Commons's organizational theory of institutions: a discussion / Bernard Chavance
Rule of law and the size of government / Randall G. Holcombe, Cortney S. Rodet
John Searle on the concept of political power, the power of states and
war-making: why states demand a monopoly of the organisation and use of
soldiers / Thorvald Gran
- Using organizational economics to engage cultural
key masters in creating change in forensic science administration to
minimize bias and errors / Everard James Cowan
Institutional reversals and economic growth: Palestine 1516–1948 / Andrew Schein
Research in Political Economy, 27: 2011
Revitalizing Marxist Theory for Today's Capitalism
Edited by Paul Zarembka and Radhika Desai
PART I: STAGNATION AND FINANCE IN TODAY’S CAPITALISM
A Critique of Mainstream Growth Theory: Ways out of the Neoclassical Science(-Fiction) and Towards Marxism / Rémy Herrera
From Growth Stagnation to Financial Crisis: Unproductive Labour as a
Missing Link in Mainstream Theory / Robert Chernomas and Fletcher
Capitalist Crisis and the Great Recession: A Personal Journey from Marx to Minsky / Riccardo Bellofiore
‘Financial’ vs. ‘Real’: An Overview of the Contradictory Role of Finance / Ozgur Orhangazi
PART II: REVITALIZING MARXIST THEORY
Nikolai Sieber: An Introduction to a Political Economist Approved by Marx / James D. White
Marx’s Economic Theory (1874) Nikolai Sieber, translated by James D. White
The Value and Price of Information Commodities: An Assessment of the South Korean Controversy / Heesang Jeon
Lenin’s Economics: A Marxian Critique / Seongjin Jeong
Class Struggle in Production and Devalorization of Capital (1975) A.D.
Magaline, pseudonym for Albert Gueiassaz and Dong Nguyen, translated by
PART III: DEBATING POSITIVIST MARXISM
Marxism, Crisis and Economic Laws: A Comment Gary Mongiovi
Marxism, Crisis and Economic Laws: A Response Alan Freeman
Review of Radical Political Economics, 44(1): March 2012
Special Issue: Economic Democracy
Journal website: http://rrp.sagepub.com
Introduction to the Special Issue on Economic Democracy / Christopher Gunn
"Gender Trouble": Investigating Gender and Economic Democracy in Worker
Cooperatives in the United States / Genna R. Miller
Economics Against Democracy / Manuel Couret Branco
Challenging the Presumption in Favor of Markets / Colin Donnaruma and Nicholas Partyka
Participatory Economic Democracy in Action: Participatory Budgeting in
Porto Alegre, 1989–2004 / Adalmir Marquetti, Carlos E. Schonerwald da
Silva, and Al Campbell
The Fonds de Solidarité: Historical and Political Foundations, What Lessons for Economic Democracy? / Philippe Morin
What 'Radical' Means in the 21st Century
Being Radical or Radical Being? / Ben Fine
Book Review: Theories of Social Capital: Researchers Behaving Badly / Martha A. Starr
Book Review: Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won t Do / Bruce Pietrykowski
Book Review: Deep History / Conor Kostick
Book Reviews: The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our
Two Biggest Problems and The Ecological Revolution: Making Peace with
the Planet / Boone W. Shear
Book Review: The Gramscian Moment: Philosophy, Hegemony and Marxism / Jelle Versieren
The Cuts Behind the Curtain: In its 2010 and 2011 budgets, the federal government announced cuts totalling $7.82 billion. A new CCPA study explores the impact of these cutbacks and finds between 60,100 and 68,300 jobs will be lost as a result.
Canada's Incomplete, Mediocre Recovery,
a new CCPA study by Jim Stanford finds that, after adjusting for
population growth, neither GDP nor employment growth have yet to recoup
the ground lost during the 2008-09 downturn. Real per capita GDP
remains 1.4% lower as of the third quarter of 2011 than it was at the
beginning of 2008. And the labour market is still much weaker than it
was before the recession—measured by the employment rate, less than
one-fifth of the damage has been repaired.
- New infographic: Disturbing Trends in Income
Inequality: Income inequality has been getting worse in Canada, rising
at a faster pace than it has been in the U.S. The inequality is being
driven by what’s happening at the very top of the income spectrum: the
richest of the rich are breaking away from the rest of us. CCPA's
latest infographic illustrates some of these stark disparities. Click here or on the image to the left to view the infographic on our website, in full.
For further information, visit CCPA
Global Labour Column
For more information, visit IDEAs website.
nef is launching a new programme of work calling for a macroeconomic reboot, to end our chronic dependence on debt and carbon.
Move Your Money campaign launch
About Time: the case for shorter working hours
Read the nef e-letter here.
Heterodox Books and Book Series
Consequences of Economic Downturn: Beyond the Usual Economics
Edited by Martha A. Starr
Palgrave MacMillan, February 2011. Perspectives from Social Economics book series. ISBN: 978-0-230-10531-7 | website
The 2007-09 financial crisis and economic downturn inflicted
considerable hardship on the U.S. population. This book argues that the
financial crisis and ensuing recession reflected not just a
malfunctioning of the financial system -- but also inequalities and
insecurities in access to livelihoods that favor well-off groups and
leave ordinary people shouldering undue burdens of downside risk. This
book, a collection of original papers by leading social economists and
scholars in related fields, examines social, distributional, and
ethical dimensions of the downturn. It should be of broad interest to
the social-science and economic-policy communities.
Economic Policy and Human Rights: Holding Governments to Account
Edited by Radhika Balakrishnan and Diane Elson
Zed Books. November 2011. ISBN: 9781848138742 (pb) | website
Economic Policy and Human Rights presents a powerful critique of three
decades of neoliberal economic policies, assessed from the perspective
of human rights norms. In doing so, it brings together two areas of
thought and action that have hitherto been separate: progressive
economics concerned with promoting economic justice and human
development; and human rights analysis and advocacy.
Focussing on in-depth comparative case studies of the USA and Mexico
and looking at issues such as public expenditure, taxation and
international trade, the book shows that heterodox economic analysis
benefits greatly from a deeper understanding of a human rights
framework. This is something progressive economists have often been
skeptical of, regarding it as too deeply entrenched in 'Western' norms,
discourses and agendas. Such a categorical rejection is unwarranted.
Instead, human rights norms can provide an invaluable ethical and
accountability framework, challenging a narrow focus on efficiency and
A vital book for anyone interested in human rights and harnessing economics to create a better world.
The God Market: How Globalization is Making India More Hindu
By Meera Nanda
Monthly Review Press. Jan. 2012. 978-1-58367-250-1 (cloth) | website
Conventional wisdom says that integration into the global marketplace
tends to weaken the power of traditional faith in developing countries.
But, as Meera Nanda argues in this path-breaking book, this is hardly
the case in today’s India. Against expectations of growing secularism,
India has instead seen a remarkable intertwining of Hinduism and
neoliberal ideology, spurred on by a growing capitalist class. It is
this “State-Temple-Corporate Complex,” she claims, that now wields
decisive political and economic power, and provides ideological cover
for the dismantling of the Nehru-era state-dominated economy.
Historical Capitalism with Capitalist Civilization
By Immanuel Wallerstein
Verso Books, November 2011. ISBN: 9781844677665 (pb) | website
In this short, highly readable book, the master of world-systems theory
provides a succinct anatomy of capitalism over the past five hundred
years. Considering the way capitalism has changed and evolved over the
centuries, and what has remained constant, he outlines its chief
characteristics. In particular, he looks at the emergence and
development of a world market, and of labor; in doing so, he argues
that capitalism has brought about immiseration in the Global South. As
long as they remain within a framework of world capitalism, WALLERSTEIN
concludes, the economic and social problems of developing countries
will remain unresolved.
HISTORICAL CAPITALISM, published here with its companion essay
CAPITALIST CIVILIZATION, is a concise, compelling beginners’ guide to
one of the most challenging and influential assessments of capitalism
as a world-historic mode of production.
John Kenneth Galbraith
By James Ronald Stanfield and Jacqueline Bloom Stanfield
Palgrave MacMillan, January 2011. Great Thinkers in Economics Series. ISBN: 978-0-230-24268-5 (Hb) |website
This book is a thoroughly engaging depiction of the life and work of a
Canadian farm boy who went on to become a jet-setting celebrity. Over a
career that spanned three-quarters of a century, John Kenneth Galbraith
became the world's most famous economist, a confidant in presidential
politics and an iconic figure in progressive American liberalism. This
great Public Intellectual led us all to consider the dangers of an
obsolete Conventional Wisdom, the complexities of an Affluent Society,
and the implications of the emergence of powerful organizations.
This book demonstrates the relevance of Galbraith's ideas to the
current global economic crisis and beyond to the endemic problems of
capitalism. It conveys his inveterate optimism that an evolutionary,
pragmatic, and behavioral political economy can guide us to a reformed
democratic capitalism that is economically, socially, and ecologically
This book is essential reading for all interested in the history of economic thought and political economy.
Piero Sraffa: Contribuciones para una Biografía Intelectual
Coordinado por Massimo Pivetti
El libro que posteamos aquí, es una reproducción íntegra de la
edición italiana, publicada en el 2000, y coordinada por el Profesor
Massimo Pivetti, y con traducción a cargo del profesor Alfonso Vadillo
de la UNAM. Sus veintitrés trabajos son resultado del
congreso que el profesor Pivetti organizó en Roma en 1998 para
conmemorar el centenario del natalicio de Piero Sraffa. Contiene un
balance de la influencia y posibles avances de sus ideas, precedido por
la apertura en 1993, del Archivo Sraffa, conservado en el Trinity
Collage, que permitió acceder a gran cantidad de documentos y escritos
inéditos, que contrastan con las pocas aunque significativas
publicaciones de Sraffa en vida.
El propio trabajo del profesor Pivetti, "El concepto de salario
como "costo y excedente" y sus implicaciones de política económica",
constituye una muy interesante aclaración del salario en la vision del
"surplus approach" y de la importancia para la determinación de su
nivel mínimo, del hábito y las costumbres de los asalariados. Pivetti
deja en claro que no existe ninguna relación mecánica, tanto en la
separacion del costo salarial y del excedente apropiado, como tampoco
en el monto del salario, cuyos determinantes sociales, se establecen
desde el mayor o menor poder de negociacion de los trabajadores,
(leyes, instituciones) en la sociedad capitalista.
Political Economy After Economics: Scientific Method and Radical Imagination
By David Laibman
Routledge, 2012. Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
Series. ISBN: 978-0-415-61929-5 | website
Chapter by chapter, this book examines a wide range of economic
problems, among others: technical change and the rate of profit, value
and price formation in capitalist economies, classical (as opposed to
textbook) approaches to supply and demand, rationing and price control,
the impact of government policy on economy activity, and the nature and
role of incentives in a model of socialist planning that is both
central and decentralized. In each case, it is shown that formal
economic-theory methods can be used to support, rather than to obscure,
the core insight of critical political economics: the "economy" is
really as aspect of a deeper system of social relations, with huge
implications for power, conflict, and social transformation.
¿Quiénes son los mercados y cómo nos gobiernan? Once respuestas para entender la crisis
By Antonio Sanabria Martín, Bibiana Medialdea García (coord.), Luis
Buendía García, Nacho Álvarez Peralta, Ricardo Molero Simarro
Año Publicación: 2011. Asaco, 5 Economía Política. ISBN: 978-84-9888-383-1 | website
Nunca antes, los medios de comunicación y los políticos profesionales
nos han hablado tanto de economía, pero por más que leemos y
escuchamos no nos dan las claves para contestar a las preguntas
fundamentales, o tan siquiera informaciones que nos llevarían a
planteárnoslas. Por el contrario, la economía se nos presenta como
algo oscuro, técnico, casi sobrenatural; en cualquier caso,
Con la intención de hacerlo de la forma más directa y clara posible,
este libro se ha organizado en torno a 11 preguntas básicas, que
intentan aportar algunas claves fundamentales para comprender
“quiénes son los mercados y cómo nos gobiernan”.
Sobre el grupo de autores cabe destacar la coincidencia de dos
elementos, que explican su trayectoria de trabajo conjunto. Por un
lado, su formación: académica, en el Departamento de Economía Aplicada
I de la UCM; y política, en el seno del movimiento estudiantil y en
torno a la asociación Economía Alternativa. En segundo lugar, su
constante y muy temprana vocación divulgativa; el afán por “bajar la
economía a la calle”, pero sin renunciar a los requisitos básicos
exigibles a toda labor investigadora.
Rethinking Unequal Exchange: The Global Integration of Nursing Labor Markets
By Salimah Valiani
University of Toronto Press. March 2012. ISBN 978-1-4426-1213-6 (pb) | website
Rethinking Unequal Exchange traces the structural forces that
have created the conditions for the increasing use, production, and
circulation of temporary migrant nurses worldwide.
Salimah Valiani explores the political economy of health care of three
globally important countries in the importing and exporting of
temporary migrant nurses: the Philippines, the world's largest supplier
of temporary migrant nurses; the United States, the world's largest
demander of internationally trained nurses; and Canada, which is both a
supplier and a demander of internationally trained nurses. Using a
world historical approach, Valiani demonstrates that though nursing and
other caring labour is essential to human, social, and economic
development, the exploitation of care workers is escalating. Valiani
cogently shows how the global integration of nursing labour markets is
deepening unequal exchange between the global North and the global
The book will actually be released March 31, 2012, but one can now get 20% off (it is in paperback) by pre-ordering.
The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives
By Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey
University of Michigan Press. 2008. ISBN: 978-0-472-05007-9 (pb) and ISBN: 978-0-472-02610-4 (ebook) | website
The Cult of Statistical Significance
shows, field by field, how "statistical significance," a technique that
dominates many sciences, has been a huge mistake. The authors find that
researchers in a broad spectrum of fields, from agronomy to zoology,
employ "testing" that doesn't test and "estimating" that doesn't
estimate. The facts will startle the outside reader: how could a group
of brilliant scientists wander so far from scientific magnitudes? This
study will encourage scientists who want to know how to get the
statistical sciences back on track and fulfill their quantitative
promise. The book shows for the first time how wide the disaster is,
and how bad for science, and it traces the problem to its historical,
sociological, and philosophical roots.
Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships, and Grants
MA Chinese-European Economics and Business Studies, Berlin School of Economics and Law
China’s rapid economic development, its integration into the WTO, as
well as its significance for the global economy are challenging the
development and competitiveness of companies and institutions at
national and international level. In an intercultural setting, students
will learn to describe major aspects of the economic development in
China and Europe and learn to analyse certain aspects of trade
relations and financial flows as well as social and economic
interrelations between the two regions. The programme takes a
comparative Chinese-European perspective in the majority of the
modules. It offers an international and application-oriented approach
to a multidisciplinary and academic education in Economics and Business
Studies. The cross-cultural learning and teaching environment is
further supported by a mandatory semester in China.
For more information, visit here
Heterodox Economics in the Media
Capital controls are not beggar thy neighbour
This is the first class of a free semester-long open course consisting
of a close reading of the text of Marx’s Capital Volume II (plus parts
of Volume III) in 12 video lectures by Professor David Harvey. David
Harvey is a Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center in the
Anthropology andGeography PhD programs. This course was taught at Union
Theological Seminary in Spring 2011, and was attended by graduate
students and activists from across New York City. Subsequent videos
will be available every one to two weeks. Initially the videos will be
available only on YouTube. Additional file formats and podcasts will be
available soon. The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid
for the Penguin Classics editions of Capital Volumes II and III. Thanks
to the over 300 small donors who made this project possible. Reading
Marx’s Capital Volume II with David Harvey is licensed under a Creative
Commons Attribution Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Bringing Economics Down to Earth
A Schumacher Public Lecture
I gave on the above topic is on youtube at the link below. It is based
on my earlier work on ecofeminist political economy and my recent book
on The Future of Money: From Financial Crisis to Public Resource (Pluto
Watch the lecture here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F-DuD6T_i0
Teaching Political Economy Resource
The Political Economy Institute (University of Manchester) is sponsoring a digital Teaching Political Economy resource. See here
So far its contents are the product of a one-day workshop held at
the University of Warwick in September 2011, these include copies of
course outlines, audio file of presentations and references to other
teaching resources. Please take a look and consider making your own
Powerful TNI Infographics on the power of the 0.001%
This week as the world's elites met in the swiss skiing village of
Davos, Transational Institute's (TNI) Corporate Power project launched
a series of powerful infographics, to expose the Global 0.001%, the
corporations they run and the cost of corporate power.
The infographics can be seen here: http://www.tni.org/report/state-corporate-power-2012
Some of the most compelling stats that stand out from the infographics are:
Over the next few months, TNI will be producing a further series of
infographics looking more closely at issues of land, water, energy,
trade and investment.
8 of the top 10 richest companies in the world are fossil fuel companies
1% of the world's companies, almost all banks, control 40% of the shares of the world's major corporations
0.15% of the world's population control two-thirds of world GDP, and
with their assets could pay the costs of universal and primary school
education for 190 year.
A tiny percentage of the global population, 0.001%, control $15.4 trillion dollars
the extensive corporate ties of those who have pushed forward the neoliberal project
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