In two weeks many of you will be in Paris attending the AHE-FAPE-IIPPE joint conference. According to the preliminary program of the conference just announced, it seems that it is the largest heterodox conference ever. Check out the program. The editors of the Newsletter will be there too and look forward to meeting you.
We are glad to inform you that Zed Books offers a special discount for the readers of the Newsletter; a 30% discount plus free postage and packing. The special offer period begins today and runs through August 30. For more details, see here. Other publishers might consider providing a special offer like this.
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Lastly, as heterodox economics continues to push for more mainstream coverage, we find it a bit ironic that, of all magazines, Playboy has an article about heterodox economics (focused on the UMKC economics program). One might say that heterodox economics could use all of the exposure it can get...
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Call for Papers
1st International Conference on Labor Theory of Value and Social Sciences
1st South Asian Historical Materialism Conference
2nd UK-IRC Early Career Researcher Workshop: New Frontiers in Innovation
4th Cambridge International Regulation and Governance Conference
7th Annual Green Economics Conference
Capitalizing Power: The Qualities and Quantities of Accumulation
Communication, Crisis, and Critique in Contemporary Capitalism
ESHET Argentina Conference
The Labor and Working-Class History Association
The Keynes Society Japan Annual Conference
Nation – Exclusion – Crisis (Nation – Ausgrenzung – Krise) Critical Perspectives on Europe
New School - UMass Graduate Workshop in Economics
Urbani izziv (Urban Challenge)
Call for Participants
AHE-FAPE-IIPPE Joint Conference
Analysis and modeling post-Keynesian seminar
The Centro Sraffa: Young Researchers' Workshop on Distribution and Aggregate Demand
E.L. ‘Ted’ Wheelwright Memorial Lecture 2012
Fairness and Responsibility in an Unequal Society
Historical Materialism Australasia
Teaching Political Economy
Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
The College of New Jersey, USA
Global Development And Environment Institute (GDAE), USA
Hampshire College, USA
Keene State College, USA
Roosevelt University, USA
University of Bradford, UK
University of Cambridge - Emmanuel College, UK
York University, Canada
Conference Papers, Reports, and Podcasts
PKSG SOAS Workshop Papers
"Rethinking Capital" C.S. Soong interviews Jonathan Nitzan
Social Cost Workshop Videos
URPE 2011 Brooklyn Conference
Capital & Class, 36(2): June 2012
Contributions to Political Economy, 31(1): June 2012
densidades, 9: mayo 2012
Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 5(1): Spring 2012
Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory, 20(1): 2012
Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 34(2): June 2012
Journal of Philosophical Economics, V(2): Spring 2012
Marshall Studies Bulletin - Volume 12, 2011
Metroeconomica, 63(3): July 2012
Review of Political Economy, 24(2): April 2012
Urbani izziv, 23(1): June 2012
CCPA National Update
Economic Policy Institute
Global Labour Column
IDEAs, May 2012
IIPPE in Brief - Call for Contributions
Levy News, May 2012
Review of Keynesian Economics Newsletter, 1(1): June 2012
Heterodox Books and Book Series
Book Series: The Economics of the Middle East, Palgrave Macmillan
Capital Accumulation and Women’s Labour in Asian Economies
The Concept of Equilibrium in Different Economic Traditions: An Historical Investigation
Creating a Sustainable Economy: An Institutional and Evolutionary Approach to Environmental Policy
Crisis in the Eurozone
Cycles, Crises and Innovation: Path to Sustainable Development – A Kaleckian-Schumpeterian Synthesis
Decline of the USA (e-book)
Employment, Growth And Development: A Post-Keynesian Approach
Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market
Social Democracy After the Cold War
The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen
Zed Books: Special Discount Offer
Heterodox Associations and Websites
Feminist Global Political Economy Network
Keynes Society Japan (KSJ)
URPE-OWS page updated
Heterodox Economics in the Media
Playboy Pushing Back on Mainstream Economics?
For Your Information
Characteristics of the Members of Twelve Economic Associations
I ENCONTRO INTERNACIONAL SOBRE TEORIA DO VALOR TRABALHO E CIÊNCIAS SOCIAIS
18 - 19 October 2012 | Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil
We invite submissions that raise (or answer) questions on Marxian Labor Theory of Value and its role in Social Sciences. Papers are invited on the following topics:
Submission deadline of proposals: July 31, 2012.
Applicants will be informed about acceptance by August 30, 2012.
For more info, go to here.
"New Cultures of the Left"
3-4 April, 2013 | New Delhi | website
The Delhi HM Conference 'New Cultures of the Left', the first South Asian Historical Materialism Conference, will be held at theConference Centre, Delhi University, on 3-4 April 2013. The conference occurs against several backgrounds that make the revival of the left and the reemergence of Marxist and other forms of radical theory and politics imperative. These 'backgrounds' include the massive convulsions in the world economy from the financial crash of 2008 onwards; the great uprisings in the Arab world that dominated the whole of 2011 with their remarkable mass-based struggles for democracy; the emergence in the West of spontaneous forms of resistance to Austerity politics and its fierce attacks on the lives of millions of people both in and out of employment.
The background to the Conference also includes the consolidation of powerful capitalist interests in countries like India where big business now shapes public policy without the shackles of 'socialism', and government and business have jointly undermined the unions, massively casualised labour markets and accelerated the dispossession of whole communities. The consolidation, likewise, of deeply authoritarian tendencies, both secular and religious, that stand for the eradication of existing constitutional democracies and the rights they offer to the mass of citizens in favour of stronger, more repressive states or states reconstructed on non-secular 'fundamentalist' lines. And last but not least, the deep crisis of the Party-controlled left and its inability to debate issues in open, democratic and politically creative ways, much less to attract a new generation of workers and youth to the cause of a radical left politics and culture.
The conference is seen as both South Asian and internationalist in a wider sense. We invite papers (20 minute presentations) or panel proposals (for sessions of 1 hr 45 mins) under any of the broad themes below:
1) The legacies of Marx (Marxism as a theoretical/philosophical tradition);
2) Perspectives for socialism in the twenty-first century;
3) The Left, religion, caste & cultural politics today;
4) Violence, war and modernity (including papers on fascism, both historical & contemporary);
5) New debates on sexual politics, and Marxism and Feminism;
6) The return of immiseration: workers, work, land and communities;
7) The crisis and finance capital today;
8) Red & Green: an integration of perspectives;
9) Struggles for democracy;
10) Capitalism and contemporary media cultures;
11) Culture on the Left (Literature, art, film);
12) Histories of the Left and Marxism in South Asia and internationally;
13) New developments in Marxist philosophy;
14) The contemporary relevance of Marx's Capital.
Paper abstracts and panel proposals submissions should try and stay within 300 words, and be sent in to: email@example.com by 1st September 2012.
24-25 September 2012 | Jesus College, University of Cambridge
￼This intensive 2 day workshop for early career scholars working on the frontiers of innovation research aims to help researchers develop their work through discussion with scholars in their field. Attendees will benefit from feedback and comments from leading scholars (Alan Hughes, Martin Kilduff, Jaideep Prabhu, Bruce Tether, Ammon Salter, Mike Wright, among others). It will also be an invaluable opportunity to meet editors of top journals (Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Industry & Innovation). The workshop is designed for researchers in the early stage of their academic career. Original research topics and novel methods or approaches, as well as demonstrating interdisciplinarity, are particularly encouraged. Contributions related but not restricted to the main research interests of the UK~IRC are welcome, such as:
For more info, download Call for Papers.
More Regulation or Better Stewardship? Optimising the Means and Ends of Good Governance
Thursday, 6 September2012, Queens College, University of Cambridge, UK
Download Call for Papers.
19-21 July, 2012 | University of Oxford | website
Green Economy: Reform and renaissance of economics and its methodology-Green Economics-the solutions for the 21st century. Green Economy: Rethinking Growth: RIO+20
Reserve a place! Share green ideas and methodologies with international experts in the field, with academics and green business leaders. During the conference we will launch new books and will report our feedback from RIO+20 at which we are organising 3 major side events and our delegation are going there. We will prepare for our delegation to COP 18 in November 2012 in Qatar.
Download further detailed conference information about topics, worldwide speakers, fees, etc.
Please email us for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
A Conference of the Forum on Capital as Power
September 28-30, 2012 | York University, Toronto
Abstract Submission Deadline: June 30, 2012
KEYNOTE AND FACULTY GUEST SPEAKERS:
Jeffrey Harrod (University of Amsterdam), Herman Schwartz (University of Virginia), Justin Podur (York University) and J.J. McMurtry (York University).
We may be able to assist presenters by partly covering the cost of travel and accommodation. This possibility is still tentative; it is conditional on our ability to secure sufficient funding.
LAST YEAR'S CONFERENCE: http://bnarchives.yorku.ca/320/
European Sociological Association Research Network 18 - Sociology of Communications and Media Research Conference
October 18-20, 2011 | University of the Basque Country, Bilbao.
New deadline for abstract submissions: July 20th, 2012
Keynote Talk: Prof. Peter Golding (Northumbria University, UK) – Why a Sociologist should take Communications and Media Seriously
We are living in times of global capitalist crisis that require rethinking the ways we organize society, communication, the media, and our lives. In the social sciences, there is a renewed interest in critical studies, the critique and analysis of class and capitalism, and critical political economy. The overall goal of this conference is to foster scholarly presentations, networking, and exchange on the question of which transitions media and communication and media sociology are undergoing in contemporary society. The conference particularly welcomes contributions that are inspired by sociological theories, critical studies, and various strands and traditions of the critical study of media & society.
Submission and Participation
An abstract of 200-250 words should be sent to Dr. Romina Surugiu, University of Bucharest, at the following e-mail address: email@example.com
Please insert the words Bilbao in the subject. The deadline for abstract submission is July 20th, 2012.
If you want to participate without paper presentation, then please register via e-mail to Romina Surugiu, stating that that you want to register and participate.
For members of ESA RN18: 35 Euros
For non-members of ESA RN18: 50 Euros
The fee will be collected from the participants at the registration in Bilbao.
You can become a member of ESA RN18 by joining the ESA and subscribing to the network. The network subscription fee is only 10 Euros for a 2-year period:
You can become a member of ESA and of RN18 here.
November 22-24, 2012 | Buenos Aires
Core and Periphery Countries: Lessons From Economic History and the History of Economic Thought
Meeting of Historians of Economic Thought from Europe and Latin America. The conference is part of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET) activities taking place outside Europe and the second in Latin America. Organizers: UNGS Political Economy Department and CEFID-AR. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information required for the reception of papers and workshop proposals:
1) An abstract of approximately 400 words for papers and 10.000 words for session proposals (only in English and / or Spanish). Please use Arial font, 12 pt., 1.5 spacing on A4 or Letter.
2) We will welcome abstracts for papers on various aspects of the history of economic thought in different periods.
3) Suggested themes for the Conference:
4) If your paper does not correspond to the suggested topics you may include it, by proximity, on the panel that best suits your interests, even if it is not in the initial list of proposals.
5) Abstracts and papers should be submitted in Spanish or English.
6) Deadline for abstracts and workshop proposals is July 1, 2012.Full versions of the papers for accepted abstracts should be submitted by October 30, 2012 for inclusion in the program. Abstracts, workshop proposals and papers should be sent to: email@example.com
7) Travel Funding (scholarships): A limited number of accepted papers will be eligible for travel funding.
Papers must be written in English in order to be considered. Full versions of the papers should be submitted by September 30, 2012.
June 6-8, 2013 | New York City
Rights, Solidarity and Justice: Working People Organizing, Past and Present
The Labor and Working-Class History Association invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and workshops for its national conference in New York next June, 2013.
Deadline for submissions is: September 15, 2012.
LAWCHA National Conference, June 6-8, 2013 New York City
Meeting in a year in which surging corporate power has threatened both unions and democracy as we know it, the 2013 LAWCHA conference in New York City will focus on how varied groups of working people have built the solidarity needed to challenge their employers, each other, their communities, and the state to seek justice and improve their lives. Historically and today women, immigrants and people of color have often been at the forefront of these struggles. Many have seen the revitalization of their organizations - unions, cooperatives, mutual aid societies, and political movements - as critical to their struggles for equality and democracy in and beyond the workplace. In the present moment, faced with obstacles to organizing that evoke earlier centuries, workers and their allies are creating innovative organizational forms and strategies in the U.S. and around the world. LAWCHA seeks panels, roundtables, and workshop proposals that put today's challenges and successes in deeper perspective, including comparisons across time, space, and national borders, and that explore the rich range of working peoples' lives and movements, from Early American history to the Wisconsin upheaval and Occupy Wall Street.
Meeting a few blocks from the site of OWS at Brooklyn College's Graduate Center for Worker Education, located in Manhattan in a city that has long been a laboratory of innovative working-class self-organization, we welcome panel proposals of all kinds, including those that are historical, contemporary, transnational, or comparative, and those that combine activists and academics. LAWCHA is also interested in proposals for workshops and roundtables that examine past experience and current strategies for work in areas of LAWCHA's on-going activity - historical memory and commemoration; teaching labor history in the schools; building global networks of labor historians; and labor activism and solidarity, as well as skills workshops on the art of organizing, op-ed writing and other media work, building labor centers and more. We envision the possibility of threads of linked sessions in each of these areas of interest forming a significant part of the program. We also encourage more conversational sessions than the conventional 3-paper/commentator format. While we welcome individual paper proposals, we are especially keen to receive proposals for complete sessions. Send proposals for panels (or individual papers), roundtables, and workshops to LAWCHA conference program committee: lawcha.cfp+2013NYC@gmail.com
Proposals should include brief abstracts for sessions and individual papers and short biographies/c.v.s for participants.
DEADLINE for submissions is: September 15, 2012; notification by December 15, 2012.
Conference sessions and accommodations will be in and around the NYU/Brooklyn College campus in lower Manhattan.
November 23 and 24, 2012 | Meiji University, Tokyo.
The KSJ would invite you to submit an abstract (300 words) for the meeting.
The issues concerned include: Economic and Financial Crisis, Macroecnomic Policy Issues, Comparative Studies among various Keynesian Schools, Keynes’s economic thought, philosophy and so forth.
Please send an abstract to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: July 31
The final decision is to be made by the organizing committee.
Editors: Sebastian Friedrich, Patrick Schreiner
We are editing an anthology on nationalist and exclusionary thought in the context of the current financial and economic crisis. The anthology will presumably be published in 2013 with the publishing house edition assemblage (Münster/Germany).
Project and Contents
Exclusionary thinking and nationalist thinking are to be understood as closely related to capitalism and economic ideologies. In recent years, it has been argued in various social sciences that the homogenization, dichotomization and devaluation of various ‘others’ is based not just on naturalistic arguments, but also on arguments concerning the economic ambition, utility, performance and success of those 'others'. The constructions of the ‘others’ may, for example, relate to categories like ‘nation’, ‘race’, ‘class’, ‘education’ or religion.
The anthology Nation – Exclusion – Crisis analyses changes in nationalist, marginalizing and exclusionary thought brought forth by the current financial and economic crisis. The terms 'nationalist', 'marginalising' and 'exclusionary' thought relate here not primarily to the political far right, but explicitly to the social and political centre of society.
The anthology wants to build on current academic research and debate. There are no methodological or theoretical limitations for contributions, but the contributions should connect to the posed questions and problems.
The anthology will have two parts. The first part is dedicated to general social analysis. Current developments will be examined in a broader historical and theoretical context. The second part consists of the analysis of specific countries and aims at illuminating the political and social situation in particular nation states.
Part 1: Theoretical and historical analysis (working title)
Topics might include but are not limited to:
Contributions should not exceed 40.000 – 45.000 characters.
Part 2: Analysis of specific countries.
Contributions to the second part should be dedicated to one country or a group of countries. Topics might include but are not limited to:
Countries might include but are not limited to: Belgium Germany Greece United Kingdom Italy The Netherlands Poland Portugal, Russia Sweden Turkey Hungary
France Ireland Norway Rumania Spain Belarus
We kindly ask you to send abstracts/proposals of one page to email@example.com. The deadline is August 15, 2012. The abstracts should contain a description of the content and argumentation of the proposed article. We will choose the articles for the anthology based on the abstracts we receive. Please do not send full essays.
Abstracts and full articles can be written in English or German.
Sebastian Friedrich is a Berlin-based publicist and activist. He works on social inequality, racism, social movements, discourse theory and the critique of media. He is the editor of the anthology „Rassismus in der Leistungsgesellschaft“, which is a critique of the racist public debate that followed statements made by the former Berlin senator Thilo Sarrazin. The anthology was published 2011 with edition assemblage.
Patrick Schreiner is a Hanover-based labour union activist and publicist. He works on financial and economic politics, theories of nationalism, social justice and discourse theory. His PhD thesis explores the relations between nationalism, the state and culture.
3-4 November 2012 | UMass Amherst
The primary aim of the workshop is to give graduate students an opportunity to present and discuss their work in a collaborative environment. Faculty may also present, but priority will be given to graduate students. Submissions from graduate students at other Departments are welcome, but should be accompanied by a nomination letter or email from a faculty member at that Department.
The workshop will be held at UMass Amherst on 3-4 November 2012. Sessions will start Saturday 3 November at 1pm and the workshop will close around 3pm on Sunday 4 November.
Each paper will be allocated about 45 minutes (20 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for comments by a discussant and 15 minutes for general discussion).
Send paper proposals (including title and abstract) and offers to act as a discussant to Christian Proaño (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Peter Skott (email@example.com).
The closing date for proposals is Friday 5 October. A preliminary program will be drawn up by 12 October. Completed papers must be available not later than Monday 22 October.
For further information, please contact Christian Proaño or Peter Skott.
We would also like to invite you to submit articles for publication in the international journal Urbani izziv (Urban Challenge). Articles from various scientific fields and disciplines are published in the journal (e.g., geography, architecture, landscape architecture, surveying, sociology, economics, etc.), presenting the scientific and expert interests of authors in:
The Editors accept contributions throughout the year.
See the current issue here and for more information about the journal go to here.
July 5-7, 2012 | Paris, France | website
See the first version of the Programme.
June 22, at the MSH of Saint Denis
Marc Lavoie will present a paper "friendly criticism" about "neo-chartalisme" still known as "Modern Monetary Theory" (MMT).
Still little known in Europe, this theory, developed by some authors previously identified as post-Keynesians, tend to grow in popularity across the Atlantic.
This is the case, among others, because the MMT has been raised several times in articles by Paul Krugman.
The discussion following the presentation of the article by Marc (I am attaching to this email) will be introduced by Peter Flaschel (Bielefeld University).
We will finish this season by an introductory course on modeling stock-flow consistent, which will be provided by Mark Wednesday, June 27 from 10.00 to 16.30, on the campus of Villetaneuse in Room E108.
No prior knowledge is required and admission is of course free.
10-15 September 2012 | Roma Tre University | website
The workshop intends to foster contacts and scientific exchange between young researchers and expert scholars in the Classical Approach to economic analysis. Organization of the activities will centre around a series of structured lectures by senior scholars, presentations of papers by young researchers with discussion by senior scholars, plus a number of seminars and roundtables on specific issues.
The workshop is organized by Centro Sraffa in collaboration with: Dipartimento di Economia (Roma Tre University), Department of Economics and Brain Korea 21 (Korea University), Instituto de Economia and Graduate Program in Economics (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).
The morning lectures will be structured in three main courses on the following topics:
A) Classical and neoclassical theories of distribution
B) Aggregate demand, growth, development
C) Wages and distribution in the modern classical approach
Provisional list of seminars and roundtables:
Young researchers’ presentations
Papers by young researchers are encouraged on all themes related to the Classical Approach, especially on the above-mentioned topics. Each paper will be presented in a seminar and discussed by at least one senior participant.
Lectures and seminars will be given by
Enrico Bellino, Sergio Cesaratto, Roberto Ciccone, Giancarlo de Vivo, Saverio M. Fratini, Fabio Freitas, Andrea Ginzburg, Heinz Kurz, Sergio Levrero, Cristina Marcuzzo, Murray Milgate, Gary Mongiovi, Man-Seop Park, Sergio Parrinello, Fabio Petri, Massimo Pivetti, Fabio Ravagnani, Alessandro Roncaglia, Neri Salvadori, Franklin Serrano, Antonella Stirati, Attilio Trezzini
Applications are encouraged by graduates, Master students, PhD students, recent PhDs, young lecturers.
Deadline for applications: June, 15th (extended to June, 25th)
Participation fee: 100 euros (the fee, payable in cash on the first day of the workshop, will cover coffee breaks and lunches, including the farewell lunch on Saturday 15th, plus course materials)
Announcement: Download the file
Application Form: Download the file
Wednesday 29 August | Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney
The Financial Crisis and its Aftermath in the USA and UK: a feminist perspective
Speaker: Professor Diane Elson, Essex University
5.30 – 6.00 pm Refreshments
6.00 – 7.30 pm Lecture
Media commentators in USA and UK have pointed to a crisis structured by gender relations. One suggested that if Lehman Brothers had been Lehman Brothers and Sisters, a financial crisis would have been far less likely. Others described the ensuing fall in output and employment as a 'mancession'. Feminists in both countries have argued that subsequent austerity policies are undermining the improvements that had been made in women's economic and social rights. I will discuss the validity of these claims, and ask the audience what role they think gender has played in the financial crisis and its aftermath in Australia.
This event is organised by the University of Sydney Department of Political Economy
About Diane Elson: http://www.essex.ac.uk/sociology/staff/profile.aspx?ID=129
About E.L. ‘Ted’ Wheelwright: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Lawrence_Wheelwright
Thursday 28th June 2012, 9.30am – 5.30pm | The Senate Room, Senate House, University of London
In the wake of the financial crisis there has been a renewed interested in issues of fairness and responsibility. But what do these notions really mean? And how should they be applied to the social issues of our time? At same time there is concern at the increase in social and economic inequality, both nationally and globally. Which types of inequality ought be of primary concern, and what can be done about them? How does the recent emphasis on fairness and responsibility fit with the aim of reducing inequality? Can appeals to such notions help to reduce inequality, or do they detract from such efforts? What role should recent thinking about inequality and risk play in international efforts to reduce poverty and encourage development?
The conference marks the end of a four-year project on inequality, responsibility and fairness, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Four panels composed of prominent policy-leaders and academics will debate the issues, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas between policy and academy. Confirmed speakers include:
Will Hutton (Principal of Hertford College, Oxford; author of Them and Us: Changing Britain – Why We Need a Fair Society; former Editor-in-Chief, The Observer)
Panel: The Fair Society
Andrew Harrop (General Secretary, Fabian Society)
Mark Hammond (Chief Executive, Equalities and Human Rights Commission; Visiting Professor in Public Administration at Canterbury Christchurch University)
Keith Hyams (Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Exeter)
Panel: Economic and Social Inequality in Britain
Sonia Sodha (Head of Strategy, Social Research Unit)
Bill Kerry (Co-Founder and Director, The Equality Trust)
Karen Rowlingson (Professor of Social Policy, University of Birmingham)
Martin O’Neill (Lecturer in Political Theory, University of York)
Panel: Responsibility and Fairness in Taxation and Public Services
Rachel Reeves (MP for Leeds West and Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury)
Patrick Diamond (Senior Research Fellow, the Policy Network; Visiting Fellow in Politics, University of Oxford; former Head of Policy Planning at Downing Street)
Rick Muir (Associate Director for Public Service Reform, Institute for Public Policy Research)
Zofia Stemplowska (Associate Professor in Political Theory, University of Warwick)
Panel: Risk and Inequality in International Development
Duncan Green (Senior Strategic Advisor, Oxfam)
Tom Sorell (Professor of Global Ethics, University of Birmingham)
Thom Brooks (Reader in Political and Legal Philosophy, Newcastle University)
To book a place please visit http://tinyurl.com/fairnessconf. An early bird rate of £20 (£35 if on staff expenses) is currently available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries.
20-21, July, 2012 | Sydney
Please click the link below to view the provisional programme (PDF) for Historical Materialism Australasia 2012 (Sydney, 20-21 July):
HM Australasia Provisional Programme
You can purchase tickets through this link. Tickets are valid for both days of the conference.
Friday 21st September 2012: 10:30am-6pm | University of Warwick
Political economy is a form of inquiry and a field of research that cross-cuts different social science disciplines and this workshop seeks to explore the many different ways in which political economy is taught, be it in: international relations, politics, geography, business studies, heterodox economics, social anthropology and sociology.
Following on from last year’s event, the Departments of Politics and International Studies (Warwick) and the Political Economy Institute (Manchester) are hosting another one-day teaching and learning workshop. Its aim is to exchange ideas and innovative practices through dialogue, not devise a definitive way of teaching political economy.
Our focus will be working through the following topics:
§ Different methods of teaching political economy
§ Teaching key topics: finance and health
§ The role and development of Graduate Teaching Assistants
Participants are NOT required to present a paper; instead they are encouraged to bring their course outlines, teaching resources (newspaper articles, films, blogs etc.), assignments, essay questions, seminar topics, simulations. These will be posted on The Political Economy Institute (University of Manchester) web repository of teaching resources.
Confirmed speakers: André Broome (Birmingham), Chris Clarke (Warwick), Sophie Harman (City), Samuel Knafo (Sussex), Mick Moran (Manchester Business School)
As key players on the front-line of teaching, we encourage post-graduate student participation and are able to offer travel expenses on a first come, first serve basis.
Please contact Johnna Montgomerie (email@example.com) or Ben Richardson (B.J.Richardson@warwick.ac.uk) to register your place.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
The Department of Economics at The College of New Jersey seeks applications for a visiting assistant professor position for academic year 2011-2012. The applicant is expected to teach principles of economics; but strong preference will be given to the candidate with research and teaching interests in European Economic History.The successful applicant is also expected to teach Business Statistics.
A Ph.D. with independent teaching experience is preferred, but candidates with ABD status will also be considered. A commitment to undergraduate education and a desire to serve as an adviser on student research projects is expected.
The College of New Jersey is widely recognized as an outstanding public college that attracts an exceptional student body. The School of Business offers an AACSB accredited undergraduate business program to 1,000 students. We are located on a beautiful suburban campus that is easily accessible to the social, cultural, and commercial opportunities of both New York and Philadelphia. The College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to attracting talented candidates from groups that are now underrepresented on campus.
submit a vita, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of quality
teaching, graduate transcripts, sample of recent writings, and names of
references to Chair, Economics Search Committee, School of Business,
The College of New Jersey, PO Box 7718, Ewing, New Jersey 08628-0718.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled.
Economists at the Global Development And Environment Institute (GDAE – at Tufts University, MA) are seeking a collaborator for revision of our micro and macro textbooks – Microeconomics in Context and Macroeconomics in Context – as well as creating a one-semester micro-macro text. The individual hired will work closely at GDAE with Neva Goodwin, Jonathan Harris and Brian Roach. (More about GDAE may be learned at http://ase.tufts.edu/gdae/ ). The position will entail research, writing and editing, as well as activities to comply with the publisher’s requirements for formatting, creating materials for students and teachers, etc.
Applicants should submit a resume, a writing sample, and two references to Neva.firstname.lastname@example.org or Neva Goodwin at GDAE, 44 Teele Ave, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155
Applicants are advised to look through Macroeconomics in Context and include suggestions as to (1) where they feel that the most revision is needed, and (2) where their greatest strengths are, in relation to the topics that are (or should be) included in the text.
Assistant Professor of Economics
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Economics.
The School of Critical Social Inquiry seeks an economist with a central focus on feminist political economy. Priority will be given to candidates with a strong commitment to teaching, with secondary interests in areas such as U.S. economic and labor history, labor economics, corporate finance, and heterodox approaches to theory and practice. Teaching load is two courses per semester. Active research in support of teaching and interest in assisting students with their own independent research projects is expected. Interdisciplinary approaches encouraged. Ph.D. preferred. JEL codes: B54, B50, N3, G3, J.
Hampshire is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
This position begins fall 2013. Applicants should submit a statement of educational philosophy, teaching and research interests, curriculum vita, sample of written work, and three letters of recommendation by October 31, 2012 via our website at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/ . The College will also be interviewing at the January ASSA meeting in San Diego. Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment.
Direct questions to the college job website or to Laurie Nisonoff, Co-Chair of Search Committee, email@example.com.
Department of Economics and Political Science at Keene State College at Keene, NH invites applications to teach 2 sections of Introduction to Macroeconomics as an adjunct during the Fall 2012 semester, with the expectation of renewal for spring 2013. Applicants must be at least ABD in Economics. Teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness are required.
The course, which meets bi-weekly, is part of the Integrative Studies Program at KSC (similar to general education programs at other institutions). The enrollment in each section is capped around 35. Our department is a welcoming environment for heterodox economists (one Utah, one New School and two UMass grads).
For inquires, please contact Dr. Armagan Gezici at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested, please send your c.v. and the evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness to email@example.com.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
The Department of Economics at Roosevelt University invites applications for a one-year visiting position, with an annual teaching load of 6 courses, beginning Fall 2012. Primary responsibilities will be teaching courses in International Trade, International Finance, and the Economics of Globalization. The remainder of the course load will be chosen from principles of economics courses and from the expertise of the candidate.Candidates are also expected to participate in the intellectual and scholarly life of the Economics and International Studies programs.
Roosevelt has a long tradition of teaching and scholarship in economics from Heterodox perspectives and welcomes candidates working in that tradition. Roosevelt University was founded in 1945 on the principle that higher education should be available to all academically qualified students. Today, Roosevelt is the fourth most ethnically diverse college in the Midwest (U.S. News and World Report, 2011) and a national leader in preparing students to assume meaningful, purposeful roles in the global community.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D or ABD in Economics or related field.
Applicants should upload a letter of interest, CV, and list of three professional references. Letters of recommendation should be sent to Search Committee, Department of Economics, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605.
The application deadline is July 10, 2012.
Questions should be directed to the Chair, Gary Langer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Division of Economics at the University of Bradford, UK is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and effective lecturer to support our expanding undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, as well as contributing to our research profile. The Division has a diverse student body and a commitment to quality teaching and applied research and would welcome applications from heterodox economists. You will be required to teach in the core areas of economics with a specific focus on financial economics. You should hold a PhD in economics and to be research active with the potential to make a major contribution to the research of the Division.
For further information go to here and here.
Mead Fellowship in Economics
Applications are invited for the Mead Fellowship in Economics tenable for 3 years from 1st October 2012. The person appointed will be required to pursue their own research and to teach for 6 hours per week in Economics for the College.
Applicants are required to have research interests within the broad areas of the teaching and research undertaken by the Cambridge University Faculty of Economics. Further particulars can be obtained from the Bursar, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, CB2 3AP, or can be downloaded from the Emmanuel College
Applications close on June 22nd 2012.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Gender and Work
The Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender and Work, Political Science, Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, York University is pleased to announce a competition for a Postdoctoral Fellowship, tenable at York University for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The Chair invites applications from scholars who have earned a doctorate in the Social Sciences and who have a research background in fields such gender & work, work & society, labour studies, or political economy. The Fellow’s research program will involve participating in the various projects directed by the Chair, such as the Global Employment Standards Database, and a research group on Employment Standards Enforcement. Experience using both qualitative and quantitative research methods would be an asset.
The Fellow will receive a stipend of $40,000, office space, use of a computer and full access to university libraries.
Applications will be reviewed starting on June 8, 2012 for a position to commence August 1, 2012. Applicants should submit a cover letter, including a brief research statement, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names of three academic references to:
Dr. Leah F. Vosko
Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender and Work
618 (Gender and Work Unit)
York Research Tower
Toronto, ON Canada
Applications from non-Canadian scholars, as well as scholars with diverse work experience in public sector organizations or NGOs, are welcome.
The position will commence as early as August 1, 2012 (or to be negotiated), and is subject to budgetary approval.
June 8, 2012
Papers are available here.
June 11 and 13, 2012 | Against The Grain, KPFA 94.1
FROM THE PROGRAM PAGE: "If capital accumulation is the single most important process of capitalism, then what is capital? We all might assume capital is an economic entity rooted in production and consumption, but Jonathan Nitzan claims otherwise. In Part One of the interview he argues that capital is, instead, a mode of power. He also describes the separation of economics from politics and the bifurcation of the economy into the real and nominal spheres. In Part Two, Nitzan brings up corporate profit-taking, the sabotage by capitalists of industry, and conflicts over energy. He also contends that the concept of the economy as a distinct, objective category needs to be discarded."
Part One: 52 minutes
Part Two: 32 minutes
THE INTERVIEW: http://bnarchives.yorku.ca/335/
April 27, 2012, 1:30 – 5:30 | Wright State University, Dayton, OH | website
Organizer: Zdravka Todorova
Presenters: Sebastian Berger, James Swaney, Robert Prasch, and L. Randall Wray
Watch the video here.
Videos from the URPE 2011 Brooklyn Conference, "The War on the Working Class."
Journal website: http://cnc.sagepub.com
Behind the News
Journal website: http://cpe.oxfordjournals.org/
Pueden solicitar la revista completa en archivo pdf de forma libre y gratuita a este mismo correo electrónico, bajarla de los enlaces del sitio webwww.densidades.org o directamente junto a nuestros anteriores números en los siguientes links:
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Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism
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Symposium: The Future of Post-Keynesian Economics and Heterodox Economics contra their Critics
Journal website: http://urbani-izziv.uirs.si/en/Urbaniizziv/tabid/95/Default.aspx
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As union membership declines, inequality rises
To a remarkable extent, the level of inequality—which fell during the New Deal but has risen dramatically since the late 1970s—corresponds to the rise and fall of unionization in the United States. This week’s Economic Snapshot juxtaposes the historical trajectory of union membership and the income share claimed by the richest 10 percent of Americans. It finds that as union membership has fallen to around 1920s levels, inequality has worsened.
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We are seeking contributions and announcements for the next issue of the IIPPE newsletter due out in July 2012
These can be:
- Short opinion pieces or commentaries (up to 900 words)
- Book, article or conference review
- Call for papers
- Announcements of publications and upcoming events
See http://www.iippe.org/wiki/IIPPE_In_Brief or previous issues
The Happy Planet Index measures what matters: the extent to which countries deliver long, happy, lives for the people that live in them, within environmental limits. The 2012 HPI report ranks 151 countries of which Costa Rica comes first and the UK 41st.
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Please click on this link for the latest newsletter from the Review of Keynesian Economics.
Series Editor: Nora A. Colton, Royal Docks Business School University of East London
This series is dedicated to highlighting the challenges and opportunities that lie within and around this central region of the global economy. It will be divided into four broad areas: resource management (covering topics such as oil prices and stock markets, history of oil in the region; water; labor migration; remittances in the region); international trade and finance (covering topics such as role of foreign direct investment in the region; Islamic banking; exchange rate and investments); growth and development (covering topics such as social inequities; knowledge creation; growth in emerging markets) and lastly demographic change (covering topics such as population change, women in the labor market, poverty and militancy).
Editorial Advisory Board:
￼For proposals, please contact:
Nora A. Colton, Dean, Royal Docks Business School N.A.Colton@uel.ac.uk
Samantha Hasey, Editor, Samantha.Hasey@palgrave-usa.com
By Peter Custers with a new introduction by Jayati Ghosh
June 2012. Monthly Review Press. 978-1-58367-284-6 (pb) | website
Peter Custers reasserts the relevance of Marxist concepts for understanding processes of socio-economic change in Asia and the world, but argues forcefully that these concepts need to be enlarged to include the perspective of feminist theoreticians. In the process, he assesses the theoretical relevance of several currents in international feminism, including ecofeminism, the German feminist school, and socialist feminism. With its strong theoretical framework, supported by massive amounts of evidence, this important book will interest all those involved in women’s studies, social movements, economics, sociology, and social and economic theory.
By Bert Tieben
May 2012. Edward Elgar. 978 1 84844 993 0 (hb) | website
‘Bert Tieben is very well read in the history of economic thought and provides an overview of one of the basic concepts of economics that is unrivalled both in its scope and in its thoughtful and detailed discussion of the various currents and schools. It goes right to the heart of economic theory and asks some pertinent questions about the limits and the future of economic theorizing. That is, I think, what sets it apart from many other studies in the history of economic thought: it is history with an eye to the future, and it does all this without making any demands on the mathematical skills of the reader. This book should therefore appeal to everybody who is interested in the methodology of economics and in exploring the boundaries of economic analysis.’ – Hans Visser, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Edited by Gerardo Marletto
April 2012. Routledge. 978-0-415-61076-6 (hb) | website
This book is designed for those scholars, students, policy-makers – or just curious readers – who are looking for heterodox thinking on the issue of environmental economics and policy. Contributions to this book draw on multiple streams of institutional and evolutionary economics and help build an approach to environmental policy that radically diverges from mainstream prescriptions. Institutions and technologies – and not only markets – are at the heart of a systemic and dynamic analysis of those structural changes which are needed to create a sustainable economy. Actors for change – and their ability to influence politics and policy – are explicitly taken into consideration. These issues are analyzed from different viewpoints by contributors to the book: some focus on behavior and institutions, others analyze the interaction of economic and technological dynamics; some provide sectoral case studies and others have the ambition to provide the reader with an overall picture. But all authors view environmental policy as a combination of actions that can trigger – and make viable – those structural changes which are needed to reach sustainability.
by Costas Lapavitsas
September 2012. Verso. 9781844679690 (pb). | website
The renowned Research on Money and Finance (RMF) group present a searing critique of the neoliberal nature of the Eurozone and ruthlessly dissect the roots of the current financial turmoil and the European debt crisis. Lead author Costas Lapavitsas and his co-authors argue that European austerity is contradictory because it leads to recession, and worsens the burden of debt, further imperilling banks and the monetary union itself. The analysis suggests that impoverished states would be wise to quit the Euro and pursue debtor-led, sovereign and democratic default that would lead to deep cancellation of debt. The authors envisage a restructuring relying on the forces of organized labor and civil society, drawing on the theoretical tradition of political economy and heterodox economics, and treading a careful path between declining Europeanism and nascent nationalism.
By Jerry Courvisanos
July 2012. Edward Elgar. 978 1 84720 596 4 (hb) | website
Cycles, crises and innovation are the major economic forces that shape capitalist economies. Central to this book is a critical realist political economy approach based on the works of Joseph Schumpeter and Michal Kalecki who identified cycles, crises and innovation as the three dynamic forces plotting the path of economic development. The book examines how the rise of capital, through investment, enshrines innovation in profit and power which determines the course of cycles and crises. Based on this analysis, strategic intervention by transformative eco-innovation is proposed as a public policy path to ecologically sustainable development.
by Edward Fullbrook
“You can download the book and read more about it, including what Dean Baker, Kevin Gallagher, Michael Hudson, David Ruccio, Irene van Staveren and others have to say about it, by going here.”
Edited by Claude Gnos, Louis-Philippe Rochon, and Domenica Tropeano
July 2012. Edward Elgar. New Directions in Modern Economics series. 978 1 84844 068 5 (hb) | website
‘The editors of this volume have brought together an invaluable set of essays on each of these issues. The overall post-Keynesian message, of course – one that comes through very clearly – is that employment, growth and development are not at all separate topics, but each depend on the appropriate choice of macroeconomic policies for a monetary production economy.’ – John Smithin, York University, Canada
Edited by Damien Cahill and Frank Stilwell
July 2012. Edward Elgar. 978 1 78100 234 6 (hb) | website
In this timely book, leading scholars of neoliberalism, together with emerging researchers from a range of intellectual traditions, reflect upon the nature of neoliberalism in light of the recent and ongoing global financial crisis. What emerges is an enlightening picture of the diversity of neoliberalism. The complex relationships between theory and practice are highlighted as the contributors recognise the need to move beyond the commonplace notion that neoliberalism is simply a system of free markets. Topical chapters examine the implications of the current crisis for neoliberalism, the likelihood of alternatives, and how these might arise.
Edited by Bryan Evans and Ingo Schmidt
June 2012. AU Press. 978-1-926836-87-4 (pb) | website
Offering a comparative look at social democratic experience since the Cold War, the volume examines countries where social democracy has long been an influential political force—Sweden, Germany, Britain, and Australia—while also considering the history of Canada's NDP, the social democratic tradition in the United States, and the emergence of New Left parties in Germany and the province of Québec. The case studies point to a social democracy that has confirmed its rupture with the postwar order and its role as the primary political representative of working class interests. Once marked by redistributive and egalitarian policy perspectives, social democracy has, the book argues, assumed a new role—that of a modernizing force advancing the neoliberal cause.
By David Reisman
July 2012. Edward Elgar. 978 0 85793 218 1 (hb) | website
‘Considering the inability of conventional economics to comprehend the socio-economic convulsions over the past few years in so many countries, it is surely time to try something else. David Reisman’s The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen thus appears at a most opportune moment. This original analytical study is the best introduction into Veblen's work that I know of, and will, I trust, encourage a renewal of interest in possibly the most unjustly neglected of economists. Reisman’s primary contention that there is – despite obstacles to comprehension created by Veblen’s personal idiosyncrasies and unconventional literary style – a Veblen structure of thought, or general system, is fully confirmed by the evidence presented in his book. In this demonstration lies its great merit.’ – Samuel Hollander, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
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This academic research network is for scholars with an interest in feminist approaches to the study of international or global political economy. The google group (details below) will serve as a platform for sharing information related to upcoming conferences, calls for papers, job opportunities and other communications of relevance to scholars working in this area. In particular, the research network aims to coordinate panels for conferences such as International Studies Association, the International Feminist Journal of Politics Annual conference, other international conferences, and more specialized events. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in how feminism and/or gendered forms of analysis provide insights into contemporary global political economy. Relevant issues might include (but are not limited to) the following: emerging international finance and development regimes; the impact of wider economic processes on gender regimes within specific states/regions; gendered patterns of work and migration, trade, foreign direct investment, and gendered approaches to macroeconomics; the global political economy of sexuality; the nexus between environmental degradation and gender inequality; and, women's movements and broader resistance politics worldwide. We are also keen to attract scholars working in the field of IPE who have an interest in feminist and/or gender issues but are not currently developing work in this area, as well as feminist scholars who have an interest in but are not currently doing work on global political economy.
If you would like to join this network then please go to http://groups.google.com/group/FGPEN and click on 'apply for membership'. We are also very keen to attract PhD students to this network so please pass on this e-mail to any PhD students working in this area.
Juanita Elias, Sonalini Sapra, Suzanne Bergeron, Adrienne Roberts and Genevieve Lebaron
II. Activities So Far
III. The webiste is on: http://keynes-society.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2012-05-03
Executive Members (23)
T. Asada (Chuo), Y. Iida (Komazawa), Y. Inoue (Chuo), K. Itoh (Kyoto), N. Itoh (Takasaki), T. Iwamoto (Kyoto), A. Komine (Ryukoku), R. Kuroki (Rikkyo), J. Obata (Rissho), K. Kurose (Tohoku), T. Nishizawa (Hitotsubashi), A. Noguchi (Senshu), Y. Noshita (Kokushikan), T. Hirai (Sophia. President),Y. Sakai (Shiga), T. Nakaya (Nanzan), N. Nabeshima (Nagoya), H. Fujiwara (Doshisha), Y. Mamiya (Kyoto), K. Yago (Tokyo), H. Yoshikawa (Tokyo), M. Wakatabe (Waseda), Y. Watanabe (Meiji. Organizer for the next meeting)
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The Occupy Page on the URPE website has been updated to include a teach-in at Bryant Park on May Day:
May Day at Bryant Park – "Understanding the Dangers of Power and Wealth Imbalances and What We Can Do About It: Nine Economists Speak Out"
and a Chicago teach-in (and short video) by CPEG (under subhead "Occupy, many locations").
URPE OWS page: http://www.urpe.org/ows/owshome.html
The Bryant Park section includes livestream videos. Kim Christensen and Renee Toback have supplied powerpoints on inequality, and Kim has provided a reading list.
How can Playboy consider heterodox economic theories that much of the mainstream press dismisses?
Read the article at AlterNet, June 5, 2012. This article is based on William K. Black’s article, “Honest Mom, I only bought the new Playboy to read the article on UMKC Economics” at New Economics Perspectives blog, June 4, 2012.
Using survey responses from 299 U.S. economics professors, the authors report on membership in the professional economic associations with names including the following terms: American, Eastern, Southern, Western, Econometric, Evolutionary Economics, Private Enterprise Education, Feminist Economics, Public Choice, Socio-Economics, Austrian Economics, and Radical Political Economics. Association membership is related to voting, policy views, and favorite economists.
Source: Econ Journal Watch (May 2012) website.