1. We are pleased to announce that the new edition of the Heterodox Economics Directory has been published. You can download the Directory (in pdf) or visit a new website for the Directory: http://heterodoxnews.com/hed. This new edition includes nine chapters;
On the website you will also find the collection of book/article reviews published in the various issues of the Heterodox Economics Newsletter.
2. Dr. Michael Marien, the Director of the Global Foresight Books (GlobalForesightBooks.org), has kindly sent us a very interesting biblio-essay, ''New and Appropriate Economics for the 21st Century: A Survey of Critical Books, 1978-2013.'' In this essay, you will find a number of heterodox books in six categories--1) General Critiques, 2) Ecological Economics, 3) Scientific and Global Organizations, 4) Textbooks Supporting a Broader View, 5) Alternative Labels: Heterodox, Post-Keynesian, etc., and 6) What Must Really Be Done. The purpose of this essay is, to quote Michael Marien, ''to hasten the transition [from the outmoded paradigm to an economics appropriate to the 21st century] by pointing to the growing flood of critiques, and who wrote what and when.''
3. In the US, we appear to be reaching a defining moment with respect to the political economy of fiscal policy. While president Obama was successful in raising the top marginal tax rate back to the Clinton-era level, we now face (what may be) the more important battle, decisions over future spending and funding of public programs. There are really two important battles here: the equity battle to save and preserve programs that support the middle and lower classes like Social Security and Medicare; and the efficiency battle, that government deficits are not inherently bad, rather, under most conditions, they promote private sector growth. Progressive heterodox economists need to engage in these battles at all levels.
As a result of the global economic crisis, a growing number of heterodox economists are receiving greater media attention, and progressive heterodox economics blogs have played an important part in helping generate the increased attention (in fact, the trillion dollar platinum coin idea was essentially promoted through heterodox blogs--see below). In addition, the transformation of Paul Krugman has been a significant help for the promotion of heterodox ideas via his blog and New York Times editorials. However, it’s not enough; the stakes are too high.
What else can we do? Write letters or editorials to your local newspapers or alternative press publications; engage in online discussions/debates at all levels (all print media have equivalent online sites that provide comments and discussions); organize panel discussions that are open and targeted to the public; and use these opportunities to recommend progressive hetecon resources, many of which can be found in our Newsletter and Heterodox Economics Directory. Some suggested resources:
The majority of Americans support Social Security and Medicare, but they are being bombarded by the forces who push austerity for their own interests. Unfortunately these voices are coming from both political parties. The general public needs (and wants) to understand that there are alternatives, and it is up to progressive heterodox economists to provide them with that understanding.
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Table of Contents
Call for Papers
2nd Annual Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) Conference
2nd European Conference on Banking and the Economy
8th Forum of the World Association for Political Economy
8th Pan-European Conference on International Relations
XV World Economy Meeting
63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)
Association for Heterodox Economics 2013 Conference
Special sessions on the Creative Economy at the AHE conference, July 5-6 2013
Capital as power at the 2013 Rethinking Marxism Conference
CHANGING CITIES’ Spatial, morphological, formal, & socio-economic dimensions
CPERN at European Sociological Association 11th Conference
Whose Crisis, Whose Critique and Whose Change? (RN06)
Disaster, Conflict and Social Crisis (RN06 Joint Session with RN08)
Sociology of Communication and Media Research (RN06 Joint Session with RN18)
The Encyclopedia of Central Banking
The European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention (EJEEP)
Financial Crisis and the Eurozone (IPE in Question Section) at the EISA 8th Pan-European Conference
How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation
IIPPE Annual Conference 2013
Financialisation Working Group
Privatization Working Group: Privatization, Crisis, Alternatives Stream
Incorporating the 14th Path to Full Employment and 19th National Conference on Unemployment
London Conference in Critical Thought
Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) 25th Annual Conference
Mini-Conference on "States within the categories of financial stability"
Regulation & Governance Network
Cities in crisis: The urban political economy of the global recession
Call for Participants
4th International Summer School on Keynesian Macroeconomics and European Economic Policies
The Future, and Praxis of Decent Work
HES Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Award
IAFFE Rhonda Williams Prize
Institutions and Economic Change: International Workshop
LLAKES research seminar
PhD workshop on Political Economy Research in Times of Crisis
Sectoral Regulation and Competition Seminars 2013
Shadow Banking: A European Perspective
Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
Franklin College, Switzerland
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
University of Sydney, Australia
Conference Papers, Reports, and Podcasts
Capitalizing on Power: The Qualities and Quantities of Accumulation
PKSG Keynes Seminar Podcasts
American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 72(1): January 2013
Cambridge Journal of Economics, 36(6): Nov. 2012: Free Special Issue on Piero Sraffa
Cambridge Journal of Economics, 37(1): January 2013
Challenge, 56(1): January-February 2013
Critical Sociology, 29(1): Jan. 2013
History of Economics Review, 56: Summer 2012
International Journal of Political Economy, 41(2): Summer 2012
Journal of Australian Political Economy, 70: Summer 2012/13
Metroeconomica, 64(1): Feb. 2013
Œconomia – History / Methodology / Philosophy
Revue de la régulation, 12: Autumn 2012
Revista de Economia Critica, 14: segundo semestre 2012
Global Labour Column
World Economics Association Newsletter, 2(6): December 2012
Heterodox Books and Book Series
Keynes’s General Theory for Today: Contemporary Perspectives
Market Threads: How Cotton Farmers and Traders Create a Global Commodity
Stories Economists Tell: Studies in Christianity and Economics
Understanding Mergers and Acquisitions in the 21st Century A Multidisciplinary Approach
Heterodox Book Reviews
New and Appropriate Economics for the 21st Century: A Survey of Critical Books, 1978-2013
Historical Materialism: Books for Review
Marx and Philosophy Review of Books
Ph.D Dissertations in Heterodox Economics
Three Essays on the Impact of Financial Evolution on Monetary Policy
Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships, and Grants
University of Helsinki
Post-Soviet Tensions: A PhD and post-doctoral Training Programme in Post-Soviet Affairs for Early Career Researchers
The Post-Capitalist Project
Heterodox Economics in the Media
Bill Black and Matt Taibbi on Democracy Now!
Business Week on Disagreements between Economists
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Economists’ Statement on Healthcare
Beyond Austerity vs Growth:The Future of the European Political Economy
1-3 July 2013 | Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield, UK
The global financial crisis has pitched the European political economy into arguably its most profound crisis since the war. What is the future of the European political economy in a post-crisis world order? Can Europe grow again and what aspects of its growth models and the institutional architecture in which they have been embedded need to be recast to secure that growth? How can European growth be made both institutionally and environmentally sustainable in the decades ahead?
The aim of the conference is to provide a context in which alternative strategies and models of growth for the European economy can be proposed, debated, evaluated and assessed by academics and policy-makers alike.
Confirmed plenary speakers include: Peter Katzenstein (Cornell University), Vivien Schmidt (Boston University), Iain Begg (LSE), Stuart Holland (Universidade de Coimbra and former MP) and David Marsh CBE (Chair SCCO International and co-Chairman, OMFIF).
We invite papers and proposals for panels and roundtables on the following general themes:
Email proposals to Professors Colin Hay & Tony Payne at speri@Sheffield.ac.uk by 28 February 2013. For more information visit the website www.sheffield.ac.uk/speri.
6 March 2013 | Guildhall, Winchester, UK
The Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development (University of Southampton, UK) and the Money, Macro, Finance Research Group are inviting paper submissions for presentation at the hosted by the Centre on and for publication in a Special Issue on ‘Banking and the Economy’ in the International Review of Financial Analysis
Papers will be considered for a special issue of the International Review of Financial Analysis (IRFA), guest edited by Professor Richard A. Werner, Director of the Centre, due to be published in 2013. The conference is also open to delegates that do not present papers.
Papers are welcome on theoretical and empirical topics, examining all aspects of recent developments in banking, international banking, finance and banking, and the linkage between banking and the economy, especially, but not exclusively, on the following themes:
Submission Details: The submission deadline for full papers is 15 January, 2013
Please submit electronically here choosing as Article Type “Banking & Economy” in the drop-down menu. Please note that the submission fee is waived for this conference/special issue. For questions, please contact
Inequality and world capitalism: analysis, policy and action
May 23-26, 2013 | Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis, Brazil
Topics for the Eighth WAPE Forum:
Proposals on the above topics and beyond for both individual papers and complete panels are welcome. Some of the sessions will be co-supported by Japan Society for Promoting Science.
Please send your application, including curriculum vitae and a paper abstract of 500 words in English, to Professor Xiaoqin Ding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications: February 1, 2013.
Applicants will be notified about acceptance of their applications by March 1, 2013. Papers of up to 10,000 words will be due by April 1, 2013. Conference papers will be considered for publication in World Review of Political Economy. Official Languages of the Forum: English
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.
More information can be found on the WAPE website at www.wapeweb.org.
One International Relations or Many? Multiple Worlds, Multiple Crises
Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 September 2013 | Warsaw, Poland
Organised by the Standing Group on International Relations in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw and the Polish Association for International Studies
Call for Paper and Panel Proposals
The conference consists of almost 50 sections on a wide range of topics; each section will comprise of either 5 or 10 panels. The sections are:
For more information on these sections and their convenors see here. Please contact the section convenors on any question regarding their section. There will be no Open Section – all paper and panel proposals must fit into the sections listed.
All sections welcome individual paper proposals, most welcome complete panel proposals as well. Each 105-minute panel should comprise four to five papers plus discussant and chair. Proposals must be submitted via our online submission system.
For more information on the conference, please go here or email email@example.com.
The closing date for paper and panel proposals is MIDNIGHT (CET) ON SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2013.
5-7 June 2013 | University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
The World Economy Society is now inviting proposals for paper and poster presentations at the annual World Economy Meeting, to be held at the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain between 5th and 7th June, 2013. The over-riding theme of the meeting is Shifting Wealth in the World Economy.
Proposals are encouraged on all areas of the world economy and we particularly encourage contributions on the following topics:
Abstracts should include paper title, author name and affiliation, email, keywords, JEL codes and should not exceed 100 words. The deadline for submission is 30 January 2013. Abstracts can be submitted in English or Spanish. Detailed instructions on how to submit your abstract are available on line at the official congress website. Please submit your abstracts by clicking HERE.
Acceptance notices will be sent by the Programme Chair by 15 February 2013. Once accepted, full papers are due 24 March 2013. Accepted papers will be published as Conference Proceedings with ISBN so authors will need to follow submission instructions on the official website by clicking HERE.
We encourage submissions from both senior and junior scholars as well as non-academics around the world.
The World Economy Meeting has been organised annually by the World Economy Society since 1999. The World Economy Society also publishes the prestigious journal Revista de Economía Mundial - Journal of World Economy listed in SSCI, Scopus and so on. The World Economy Meeting aims to become a leading place for international scholars and other professionals to network and analyse key issues pertaining to the world economy.
The conference will include a keynote speaker and offer many opportunities to network with other scholars working on world economy.
The University of Cantabria-Faculty of Economics and Business is served by the nearly Santander airport (10 minutes by car or 20 by public transportation) and has the following connections. There is a permanent bus service which connects Santander airport with the city center bus station every 30 minutes. The bus ticket costs approximately 2 Euros. The other option is to fly to Bilbao airport (60 minutes by car and 120 minutes connected by public transportation). As there is no direct public transportation, you should take the public bus from the airport to Bilbao Bus Station (Termibus), and a second bus to Santander. Bilbao is served by the following flight connections. A taxi from Bilbao Airport to Santander will cost around 150€. Santander is also connected by S-20 highway. See the conference website for information on how to arrive (map)
The University of Cantabria
The city of Santander
The region of Cantabria
August 9-11, 2013 | The Westin New York at Times Square , New York, NY
The call for papers is out and we are looking for the people to rise up for the occasion! Take a stroll through our webpage if you haven't recently.
If you self-define as a scholar-activist, we think you might like to be part of the meeting the SSSP is planning for NYC13. The iconic All-Girl band The Maul Girls (you may remember their hits in the 1990s) will be playing a special SSSP reunion concert the first night (Fri) in our conference hotel on Times Square. It's not a benefit but rather a consciousness raising event to call attention to the UN Secretary General's Global Campaign against Violence against Women. Admission is free for all conference registrants and each registrant will be limited to bringing just one guest, preferably one willing to buy you a drink at the cash bar!
Paper and panel proposals are rolling into our extremely active Program Committee being chaired by David Fasenfest, Wayne State University. Not to be upstaged by our friends in the Occupy Wall Street movement, we are inviting them to the conference and have decided to suspend our annual banquet in favor of a more inclusive awards ceremony and reception. You may be enticed by our Harlem or LGBT walking tours during the conference, and during the conference we have added a new format known as"Critical Dialogues." These depart somewhat from traditional panels in favor of a broader political discussion format. Various notables will also be participating in the meeting this year so keep checking back to our web site or "friend" our Facebook page.
A special, pre-conference workshop is being offered on Aug 8th on Service Learning: Engaging Students and Community in Sociology and Social Change, organized by Corey Dolgon of the Teaching Social Problems (TSP) section along with Jonathan White.
Two special one-day conferences free and open to all will immediately follow the regular 3-day SSSP meeting on August 12th, one focused on the challenges facing organized labor with an international context (at CUNY's Murphy Institute), the other taking a global approach to human rights (in the Westin Hotel).
The call for papers and electronic submissions site can be found here.
The conference poster, designed by our very own "guerilla artist" Linda Saphan of Kampuchea is available for free by clicking the .pdf link here. We only ask that you try to post one in a public place:
For more about the artist and to visit some of her other work.
Don't hesitate to write us if you have any questions about submitting your paper proposal for the SSSP Annual Meeting NYC13.
Economy and Organisation
4-6 July 2013 | Centre for Socio-Economic Research (Cf SER), London Metropolitan University
Keynote speakers will include:
In more than ten years the AHE has established a reputation as a major international forum for the discussion of alternatives to mainstream economics, and for the interdisciplinary and pluralistic nature of its discussions. It also plays an on-going role in strengthening the community of heterodox economists, and in the development of heterodox economic theories on various topics through the dissemination of ideas and arguments.
For 2013 the AHE Conference theme is Economy and Organisation. The world economy could be characterised as suffering from a number of sometimes extreme imbalances. At the heart of many of these has been the nature and conduct of organisations. There have been a number of gross corporate scandals that have suggested organisations have taken on internal cultures in which wider responsibilities or concerns are not recognised. These may be related to financial misappropriations, to communities, or to the environment. While individuals must necessarily be involved there appear to be specific organisational cultures at work suggesting something more serious than ‘rogue’ traders or agents. There are issues to be considered such as how organisations understand their purposes, how this understanding is formed, as well as how governance both treats and is treated by them. All these problems suggest an imbalance of interests from which follow detrimental effects. Such imbalances could be argued as also being at the heart of the global financial crisis. Most obviously there was the immediate behaviour of organisations. Less obviously, but now apparent, was a pre-condition of the crisis lying in widening inequalities of both incomes and wealth holdings. These inequalities show a longer term and wider problem than just finance itself. Executive pay has risen such that differentials between CEOs and staff have reached extraordinary levels.
To what extent can economics contribute to an understanding of these issues? In shaping how we understand the relation of the individual to wider problems mainstream economics has assumed a particular kind of atomistic individual that necessarily poses an uneasy relation to the social. It may be that this has not just been a theoretical issue but a practical one, with serious consequences. Mainstream economics has delivered a particular understanding of the split between ownership and control in which managers are considered to be opportunist agents so that organisations are then taken to be a mass of contracts. One of the themes of the Conference that we would like people to explore is the extent to which this is a serious failure in grasping the significance and nature of organisation.
This Conference asks people to explore whether heterodox (or pluralistic) oriented perspectives in economics can deliver more optimistic and far reaching views of organisation and its social and cultural context . For example, how might we learn from those who have brought out the significance of intrinsic motivation? We ask for people to explore whether economics can learn from actual organisational practices around the world, including examples of mutualism. It may be that the problems faced result simply from a spread of markets, or market based solutions to areas where such solutions are inappropriate. We welcome critical evaluation of such issues and indeed of the mainstream conception of free markets, set against heterodox alternatives.
The conference invites submissions for single papers, panels and sessions of relevance to the overarching conference theme or address topics or issues of importance to heterodox economics from standpoints which differ from, or critically examine, mainstream economics.
Related Conference Themes
Please send ideas or abstracts to email address: AHE2013@Londonmet.ac.uk
Deadline for additional conference theme proposals
5 December 2012
Notification on conference theme proposals
19 December 2012
Submission of abstracts for all papers
31 January 2013
Decisions on abstracts communicated to authors
14 February 2013
Deadline for submission of refereed papers
8 May 2013
Decisions on refereed papers
24 May 2013
Deadline for submission of non-refereed papers and final versions of refereed papers
10 June 2013
Deadline for registration
10 June 2013
Further details on the submission process will be available on the Conference webpage, which is part of the AHE website (http://www.hetecon.net/). Details of previous AHE conferences are also listed there. Please consult the website regularly for Conference updates.
From the mid-1990s on, theoretical and practical interest in various aspects of the cultural and creative economy has been steadily mounting. It has been studied under a variety of headings, perhaps the earliest being Ruskin’s work on the value of art, and more recently Keynes’ own concern for the arts as highlighted by his role in founding the Arts Council. The ‘Cultural Industries’ as they were named by Adorno and the Frankfurt school lent a negative connotation to the commercialisation of art for many, launching a number of debates about the social and political role of the arts and their relation to commercial society which continue today. More formal study began with the work of such economists as Baumol, Blinder, Frey, Peacock, and others now often regarded as the founders of ‘Cultural Economics’. With the ever-broadening economic role of ICT, and in particular the role of the internet, Intellectual Property became a further focus of attention, merging the previously separate concepts of copyright, patent, brand and trademark into a single category and in so doing, bringing to light that a new and rapidly-growing economic sector was emerging. This economic growth became a focus of industrial policy, beginning with Australia’s Creative Nation policy and the UK DCMSs own Creative Industries Mapping Document in 1998, giving rise to the closely-related concept of ‘Creative Industries’. In parallel, the notion of ‘intangible’ production, covering not only IP but software and other such new forms of service-based or service-yielding capital, became the subject of significant changes in the National Accounts due to the work of Corrado, Clayton, and others, whilst interest grew in new forms of innovation tied to the nexus connecting cultural production to ICT.
The traditional tools of economics have in many ways been found wanting in dealing with the important new economic reality that underlies these developments. The time is ripe for a broad reconsideration, not only of the instruments, theories and evidence that we use to study this economic reality, but their future implications for economic theory and practice. We believe what is needed is a wide-ranging, pluralist and non-exclusive discussion; a ‘comparing notes’ conversation for both theorists and practitioners. We invite all who are interested in promoting such a discussion to submit papers and work in progress to a special stream on ‘the cultural and creative economy’ at the forthcoming conference of the AHE on ‘Economics and Organisation’ at London Metropolitan University, July 5-7 2013. Please refer to the AHE call for papers for deadlines for abstracts and guidelines for submission.
Abstracts, which should be 400 words or less, should be sent before 31st January to AHE2013@Londonmet.ac.uk and copied to Alan Freeman or Edmund O’Sullivan.
Please also consult the full call for papers of the conference, which provides further details of requirements for submissions, at http://www.hetecon.net/division.php?page=call_for_papers. If you have further questions about the special sessions please contact Alan Freeman [firstname.lastname@example.org] or Edmund O’Sullivan [Edmund.O'Sullivan@Meed.com]. For questions about the conference, contact AHE2013@Londonmet.ac.uk.
Call for papers on the subject of "Capital as Power", to be organized as a series of panels at the forthcoming Rethinking Marxism Conference. The conference will be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on September 19-22, 2013.
Internal deadline for abstracts: May 15, 2013
For more details go here: http://bnarchives.yorku.ca/353/
18-21 June 2013 | Skiathos, Greece
Special session on 'Collective ventures, solidarity economy and the urban space'
Concepts and practices related to social and solidarity economy, complementary currencies, time banks, consumers’ cooperatives, cooperatives of production and distribution, social management of water, social management of waste, crowdsourcing, microfinance, open source, commons and P2P production, manufacturing on small scale, community supported agriculture, social groceries, social medical centres, etc. show a remarkable expansion. While this kind of alternative collective ventures have appeared in some countries already some decades ago, in Greece there has been a rapid development of these ventures only in recent years. However, there has been a remarkable proliferation of them at global level, with considerable geographical diversity, on the advent of the new millennium.
Associated debates deal with the specific features of this kind of ventures and corresponding practices that emerged under the condition of a shrinking Keynesian welfare state and the transition to a post-fordist era. To some degree this debate is also associated with the emergence and institutionalization of New Social Movements. It is also acknowledged that the above mentioned ventures transform the geography of urban spaces in several ways.
Thus relevant research questions may regard different aspects such as: issues about the kind and grade of alterity of these ventures with respect to diverse practices in everyday life in the cities, the role of urban areas for the evolution of such ventures, the relation with sustainability issues, the transformation of social relations in the course of these ventures entailing the creation of new future visions for the cities, the role of citizenship, participation and democracy and the impact on planning issues, the “transition cities” debate, alternative approaches to urban development (e.g. post-development, de-growth), localization issues in the era of globalization, the impact of alternative ventures’ networking on urban space, the role of e-networking and ICT, revisiting creativity and “smart cities” approaches under the focus of such alternative collective practices, the role of suburban areas with the mixture of land uses and any emerging contradictions with conventional agricultural practices.
The aim of the Special Session is to bring together researchers from across a wide spectrum of disciplines – geographers, spatial planners, political scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, engineers, psychologists, philosophers, etc. – who are interested in collective ventures, solidarity economy and the urban space. This multi-disciplinary call for papers intends to highlight the inter-disciplinary approaches that these ventures need for a comprehensive and integrated interpretation. At the same time, it aspires to facilitate academic networking and be the sparkle for a debate on policy issues around alternative routes in the era of crisis.
Please send your title to the session organisers by 14 January 2013:
Crisis, Critique and Change
28-31 August 2013 | Torino, Italy
The recent years have, in the eyes of many, been characterised by a multiplicity of crises, the growth in significance of critiques of the current state of affairs, and increasing demands for change. However, the uneven impact of crises, the concentration of voices of critique in only parts of society and the world, and the very different demands for change that have been articulated, force critical political economy scholars to ask the question ‘Whose crisis, whose critique and whose change?’
This observation has many aspects to it. For example, apart from the initial shock in late 2008, many of those towards the top of different societies have suffered very little (if any) decline in wealth and incomes over the last few years. Moreover, the critiques have come from the radical Right as much as from more progressive currents of thought such as the Occupy, Indignados and other movements. Finally, very real change may be taking place, but in Europe for example it is often in the form of brutal and authoritarian structural adjustment programmes, social and political polarisation/conflict and a more general crisis of everyday living for the majority of the population (e.g. the rise in bankruptcies, evictions and imprisonments related to debt, the reductions of salaries, social rights and entitlements).
For this reason we are interested in hosting a wide range of topics in our sessions that are linked to the above themes. For instance, this could include the sharp growth of precarious labour and insecurity, the rise of state authoritarianism, the question of resistance and dissent from all sides of the political and social spectrum, the crises of welfare states and everyday living, and so on. More broadly, this could also include the crises and continuities in ‘living dead’ neoliberalism, the evolution of Eurozone governance, the possibilities for more progressive ‘models of capitalism’ in the future, the lessons that can be learned from the ‘pink tide’ in Latin America, the Arab uprisings, etc..
We are interested in all of the above plus more. As such, we seek contributions from those with an interest in political economy research, regardless of their disciplinary affiliation and whether they are in academia or not. We also hope to attract a diverse range of participants, from a number of countries and backgrounds.
We invite submission of papers and panel proposals for our open sessions - please see the instructions below. Moreover, at the Torino conference we have two joint sessions with other ESA networks. If you are interested in participating in these joint sessions, please indicate this on your submission.
The Eurozone Crisis as an Opportunity: Structural Changes within the Member States of the Eurozone and the European Union (Chair: Laura Horn (RN06) and Nikos Petropoulos (RN08) )
This joint panel with RN08 invites submissions on the theme of ‘The Eurozone Crisis as an Opportunity: Structural Changes within the Member States of the Eurozone and the European Union’. The focus will be on the structural – economic, political, and social changes – within the member states themselves. Special emphasis will be on the states that have especially been affected by the debt crisis and have taken part of the ECB/IMF/EU bail-out mechanism (e.g. Ireland, Portugal, Greece) or have received loans from EU/ECB to support their bank system (e.g. Spain). Papers may also focus on structural changes, if any, within the ‘solvent’ states of the Eurozone and the European Union (Germany, Finland, Holland, Austria, the Czech Republic). Priority will be given to comparative empirical and critical analysis.
Critical Political Economy of the Media and Communication in Times of Capitalist Crisis and Change
(Chair: Ian Bruff (RN06) and Christian Fuchs (RN18))
This joint panel with RN18 invites submissions on the theme of ‘Critical Political Economy of the Media and Communication in Times of Capitalist Crisis and Change’. Abstract submissions could, for example, focus on the role of media and communication in critical political economy approaches to the crisis, the role of critical political economy approaches in the sociology of communications and the media, or indeed any other aspects of topics and issues linked to this theme. In other words, this joint session focuses on the intersection of Critical Political Economy and the Sociology of the Media and Communication. It is interested in contributions that focus on one or more of the following questions:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS
Authors are invited to submit their abstract either to the general session (open) or any specific session. Please submit each abstract only to one session. After abstract evaluation, coordinators will have the chance to transfer papers between sessions where applicable. Abstracts should not exceed 1750 characters (including spaces, approximately 250 words). Each paper session will have the duration of 1.5 hours. Normally sessions will include 4 papers. Abstracts can only be submitted online no later than 1st of February 2013 to the conference website. Abstracts sent by email cannot be accepted.
The information requested during abstract submission include: 1) name(s), affiliation(s) and email of all the author(s); 2) contact details of presenting author (postal address, and telephone in addition to email); 3) title of proposed presentation; 4) up to 4 keywords (optional).
Submitting authors will receive an email of acknowledgement of successful submission receipt. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and selected for presentation by the relevant Research Network or Research Stream; the letter of notification will be sent by the conference software system in early April 2013. Each author cannot submit more than two abstracts (as first author).
Abstract submission deadline: 1 February 2013
Abstract submission platform: http://www.esa11thconference.eu
Co-edited by Louis-Philippe Rochon (Laurentian University, Canada), Sergio Rossi (University of Fribourg, Switzerland) and Matías Vernengo ( University of Utah and Central Bank of Argentina), to be published by Edward Elgar Ltd.
The Encyclopaedia will contain about 200 entries, each between 200 and 1000 words in length. On average, each entry will be about 600 words long, plus tables, figures and selected bibliographic references.
If you are willing to contribute to this Encylopaedia, please send an email by January 31, 2013 to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org indicating between 1 and 4 entries that you propose to write, selecting them from the attached list or proposing other entries that are not on that list.
We will let you know by February 15, 2013 our decision. Contributed entries are due by June 30, 2013 and must be sent in .doc form according to the attached guidelines.
Download the Call for Contributors and Guidelines.
The European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention (EJEEP) is a peer-reviewed journal which serves as a forum for studies in macroeconomic theory, economic institutions and economic policies.
The Editors invite contributions acknowledging the pluralism of research approaches in economics. They aim to engender productive debates and reciprocal interventions between diverse approaches. In particular, they contend that a wide variety of institutional and social factors shape economic life and economic processes. Only a careful study and integration of these factors into economics will lead to theoretical progress and to adequate economic policy recommendations. Therefore, the submission of theoretical and empirical work in these fields is encouraged.
The roots of the EJEEP go back to 2004, when the first issue of Intervention. Journal of Economics was published. In 2008 the journal was re-launched as Intervention. European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies. It will come out as European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention (EJEEP) from 2013 onwards.
The editors seek high quality academic contributions of no more than 8,000 words including references and bibliography. The journal focuses on original research, articles, commentaries and book reviews and will be aimed predominantly at academics and intellectuals. All articles will be double blind peer reviewed prior to acceptance for publication.
The editors welcome submissions for future editions. To submit a paper for publishing consideration, please contact email@example.com
Book review submissions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 18-21, 2013 | Warsaw, Poland
The European International Studies Association (formerly SGIR-ECPR) has accepted my proposal for a 10-panel Section on the ‘Financial Crisis and the Eurozone: IPE in Question’ at their next Pan-European Conference in Warsaw Sep 18-21 this year. I am keen to make this an interdisciplinary forum for heterodox and critical political economists discussing the Eurozone crisis in all its multifaceted dimensions (without regard to which particular professional discipline they work). Ultimately my ambition would be to put together a comprehensive interdisciplinary Heterodox Eurozone Crisis Reader to help counter the what I consider to be a lack of recognition of heterodox and critical analysis on the EU and Eurozone (cf. my recent piece in the 2012 Volume of Millennium: Journal of International Studies.)
I would be keen to encourage anyone with an interesting paper or panel proposal to submit an application.
This can be done here on the official Conference website. General info about the conference can be found here.
Please note that the deadline for submissions is FEBRUARY 24 2013 MIDNIGHT CET.
For further info, please find below the section concept that I submitted to EISA. Given the organisation, I was pitching it especially with reference to International Relations and IPE, but I am looking for a genuinely interdisciplinary forum.
The Financial Crisis and the Eurozone: International Political Economy in Question
The financial crisis challenges social science. The British Queen famously asked why economics failed to predict it, and studies have remarked critically on its foundational assumptions (e.g. Wade, 2012). However, the Eurozone crisis indicates that the challenge is more extensive and does not exempt IR. European integration scholarship did not identify, let alone predict, that there might be a problem (Ryner, 2012). Even IPE has been rather underwhelming as a guide on causes and effects (Manokha, 2011). The latter is especially concerning, since IPE supposedly emerged to address ‘new instabilities’ (the collapse of Bretton Woods, the oil crisis, globalisation), which were beyond the traditional disciplines (Ravenhill, 2005). Clearly, IPE struggles to convert into practice its ambition to offer a holistic and integral analysis of production and power with fine grained analysis, which was supposed to offer an intellectual guide to developments in the world economy in an era characterised by profound secular transformations. This section seeks papers of, and discussions between, scholars committed to improve the extent to which IPE lives up to these foundational ambitions in its study of the Eurozone crisis. The section encourages interdisciplinary debate between scholars working in fields such as IR, economics, business, sociology, geography, history and indeed any area of the social sciences or humanities.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
All the best, Magnus
J. Magnus Ryner,
Reader in International Political Economy,
Department of European and International Studies,
King's College London,
East Wing, Strand,
London, WC2R 2LS,
May 31-June 1, 2013 | University California Los Angeles
We are very pleased to announce that the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and ADAPT, an Italian research center on workforce issues, are organizing the international conference "How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation", to take place on May 31-June 1 2013 at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The conference aims at contributing to the current debate and attaining a better understanding of the causes, consequences and possible responses to these issues on a global scale, through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach.
IRLE and ADAPT invite professors, researchers, doctoral students, experts, practitioners and all those interested in the conference topics, from the perspectives of multiple disciplines - including, but not limited to, economics, history, sociology, political science, labor and employment law, industrial relations, and human resource studies - to submit papers focused on the issues of this conference. Deadline for abstract submission is January 15th 2013 to via website http://www.irle.ucla.edu/research/documents/Call-Globalmigration-Workforcediversity-DeadlineJan2013.pdf (you will need to go to the Login page and click on "Create a New Account"). We particularly encourage graduate students to submit papers, and anticipate organizing one or more panels especially for graduate students.
It is expected that the best papers among those selected for the conference will be published in a volume of ADAPT Labour Studies Book Series edited by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Six scholarships of up to $1500 for those traveling from outside the USA, $500 for those traveling within the USA, will be granted to abstract authors based on excellence of the abstract, representation of various regions of the world, and representation of doctoral students as well as more senior researchers.
For more information, please click here (or if the link is not live, go to the website above) to see the call for papers or write to email@example.com with questions.
Chris Tilly (UCLA IRLE) and Michele Tiraboschi (ADAPT)
Political Economy, Activism and Alternative Economic Strategies
July 9-11, 2013 | International Institute for Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands
Financialisation refers to the phenomenon of finance playing an ever more significant role in economic life. This phenomenon is related to the structural transformation of capitalist economies and the accompanying social effects. In the wake of the crisis, this has become an increasingly prominent area of research in the field of political economy. Yet, there is still no broad consensus on the exact meaning of the term. Unsurprisingly, important analytical gaps and flaws have emerged. Many are yet to be addressed, both theoretically and empirically.
The IIPPE Financialisation Working Group intends to convene a number panels to explore the concept of financialisation in relation to the varied experiences of, and responses to the current crises.
The International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy (IIPPE) organises its Fourth Annual Conference. The conference will be held at the Institute for Social Studies, Erasmus University, the Hague, the Netherlands, from 9 to 11 July, 2013 and the theme of the conference is “Political Economy, Activism and Alternative Economic Strategies”. Financialisation is an integral part of the theme as finance has increased its influence over greater areas of economic and social reproduction.
In our capacity as convenors of the IIPPE Working Group on Financialisation, we would like to encourage you to consider submitting either a paper or a complete panel proposal to the Working Group for consideration for inclusion in the Fourth IIPPE Conference. In accordance with the general call for papers, contributions could include, but are not limited to:
In addition to submission of individual papers, we would particularly encourage the submission of panel proposals of 2-4 presentation each. Panels which collectively present the work of institutions or other academic groups provide an excellent opportunity to showcase work in a greater depth that is possible in single presentations. It is further hoped that the conference will provide an opportunity to deepen links between groups working on finance from a critical perspective.
Abstracts of individual papers (max. 500 words) or panel proposals (max. 500 words plus abstracts of the individual papers) should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
The theme of the 4th IIPPE Conference is “Political Economy, Activism and Alternative Economic Strategies”. Given the significance of the debates around privatization in the ongoing crisis and in the construction of socialist alternative strategies, the IIPPE Privatization Working Group will be organizing a stream of papers for presentation. Individual paper submissions are invited on and around the following areas:
Submissions on other aspects of privatization will also be considered. Abstracts (500 words maximum) should be submitted, with “abstract submitted iippe2013” in the subject line, to email@example.com and to both Thomas Marois (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ahmet Zaifer (email@example.com) by 15 February 2013.
Reconstructing a Full Employment Narrative
10th - 12th July, 2013 | Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus, Darwin, NT, Australia
The Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE) is pleased to announce the 14th Path to Full Employment and 19th National Unemployment Conference. To coincide with the opening of our new location at Charles Darwin University, the 2013 conference will be held in Darwin, Northern
To really make the most of the fabulous weather in Darwin, the conference will be held over three days from 10 to 12 of July. Two day will consist of conference sessions the third day will be an optional full day tour of Litchfield National Park.
The theme of the 2013 conference will be “Reconstructing a Full Employment Narrative”. The global economy is still stuck in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis in 80 years and the legacy has been tens of millions remain unemployed, a large proportion of productive capacity is lying idle, and vast quantities of output and income foregone and lost forever. The downturn is now into its fifth year and large economies such as the Eurozone and Britain are back in recession as fiscal austerity undermines their nascent recoveries.
The political landscape seems divorced from the reality that on-going recession is extremely costly and prolonged unemployment, especially high youth joblessness, has inter-generational effects. Instead of
creating jobs, governments are seeking ways to impose undermine the labour markets by imposing fiscal austerity at a time when private spending is still mostly weak.
The Conference will seek to explore the apparent contradictions of the policy stances that are now entrenched and causing the prolonged global unemployment crisis.
Papers in any area of labour market analysis will be of interest, particularly in the following research and policy areas:
Submissions can be made to both the Refereed (peer reviewed) or Non-Refereed streams. Refereed papers will be included in a volume of conference proceedings (which will constitute a refereed conference
paper under Australian government rules).
The deadline for all abstracts is: Friday 8th March 2013.
Guidelines for Submission:
All abstracts and papers should be submitted in MS Word version 2003 or 2007. Those interested in submitting abstracts and papers are asked to visit our website for more formatting requirements needed for the submission of papers as well as paper deadlines.
For all Conference Correspondence please use the University of Newcastle contact details. Please submit papers and abstracts to:Melinda Hannan, Administrative Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 6th and 7th, 2013 | Royal Holloway, University of London
Building on the success of the inaugural conference, the 2013 London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline to engage with other scholars who share theoretical approaches and interests. Central to this vision is an inter-institutional, non-hierarchal, and accessible event which makes a particular effort to embrace emergent thought and the participation of emerging academics, fostering new avenues for critically orientated scholarship and collaboration. Coordinated by colleagues from across the University of London, this year’s conference is to be held at Royal Holloway on the 6th and 7th June, 2013.
We now welcome proposals for thematic streams for the 2013 conference. Last year’s conference included streams as diverse as ‘Critical Human Rights’, ‘Radical Political Rhetoric’, ‘Spatial Text’, ‘The Object: between Time and Temporality’, and ‘Deleuzian Theory in Practice’. It brought into conversation scholars working in the fields of philosophy, fine art, geography, politics, law, musicology, literature, and many others.
The deadline for stream proposals is the 20th of January, 2013.
Stream proposals should include abstracts or descriptions that seek to stimulate a range of cross-disciplinary responses. A later call for papers (in early February) will seek proposals for presentations suited to the accepted conference streams, as well as paper proposals for inclusion in a general stream. Given the collaborative nature of the conference, stream convenors will have input into and take a hand in the coordination of the conference.
Please send stream proposals to email@example.com. Details of last year’s conference (including previous streams and papers) can be found on the LCCT website.
Left Forum has a new date: After almost a decade of spring conferences and growth, Left Forum is moving from spring to early summer, June 7th - 9th. The location remains the same, Pace University, next to City Hall Park, New York City.
Why the date changed: Coming each year during Spring Break weekend, this year's break fell on Easter. The challenges of organizing the conference on Easter Sunday plus the opportunity to accommodate the growth of this unique global convergence helped inspire the move.
Highlights of the move: The new date will enable panels and events to be organized through the spring semester cycle making it easier on panelists and attendees alike.This will make for a richer intellectual and activist conference experience.
What to expect: Please check back at www.leftforum.org, for updates on the conference theme, plenary speaker announcements, panel and workshop descriptions, panel proposals, early registration and more.
June 27-29, 2013 | University of Milan, Italy
Download CFP. Note that the deadline is January 14.
The newly formed Research Network on Regulation & Governance is soliciting papers for the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) 25th annual conference to be held at the University of Milan on June 27-29, 2013. The theme for the conference is "States in Crisis." The Regulation & Governance Network seeks papers addressing the salient and fundamental questions of governance and regulation raised by the ongoing global crisis of contemporary finance capitalism. The origins and most important consequences of this crisis are found in dysfunctional forms of governance and regulation. Nowhere is this dysfunction more evident and dangerous than in the Eurozone, where established institutional arrangements and elite politics have proven incapable of resolving the latest chapter of the financial crisis, and instead have prolonged and exacerbated it. But the broader crisis of governance and regulation is manifest in political economies far beyond the boundaries of the EU.
The ongoing political economic crisis of finance capitalism raises several salient and fundamental questions of governance and regulation:
Conversely, the severity and intractability of the crisis compels us to critically rethink and imagine how potential forms of governance and regulation could more effectively promote:
You can find more information about the Regulation & Governance Network here and here. The SASE paper and panel session instructions can be found here. When submitting a paper or panel session, please be sure to register with the Regulation & Governance Network. We would also be grateful if you would send us a message confirming your submission at the above email address.
The credit crunch of 2007-08 emanating from the subprime mortgage crisis in US cities and the subsequent global recession have demonstrated how urban economies are at the heart of the functioning and the contradictions of contemporary capitalism in a context of hegemonic yet inherently variegated neoliberalism. Almost half a decade into the global economic crisis, social scientists concerned with urban issues look at the crisis as a structural condition with which contemporary cities and regions have to deal rather than merely an episodic conjuncture.
At the city level, the crisis has an ambivalent function. On the one hand, it acts as a disciplining force, accelerating the evolutionary process within local economies as well as rationalizing the ways in which cities are being governed. On the other hand, the crisis reinvigorates the capitalist rationality intrinsic to the urban process, by pushing politico-economic elites to valorize cities as spaces of economic experimentation through a variety of governance and accumulation strategies. Cities are therefore both epicentres and victims of the global crisis as well as places that appear to have the potential to offer solutions to the structural problems affecting capitalist economies. We suggest that these processes are best studied from a renewed political economy perspective on urban re/development and governance. Yet, the urban political economy lens not only offers a perspective from which to study cities, it also offers a rich empirical context from which to study contemporary capitalism.
This mini-conference looks for contributions addressing the following thematic strands:
Please visit the SASE website for practical instructions. More info here.
Deadline for submissions is January 14, 2013.
28 July - 4 August 2013 | Berlin, Germany
The summer school aims at providing an introduction to Post-Keynesian economics and to the problems of European economic policies as well as presenting some ongoing research to interested graduate students (MA and PhD) and junior researchers. It will consist of overview lectures, a panel discussion, student study groups and academic papers. The summer school will feature leading international researchers in the area, like Marc Lavoie (Canada), Giuseppe Fontana (UK), Eckhard Hein (Germany), John McCombie (UK), Steve Fazzari (USA), Engelbert Stockhammer (UK), and Philip Arestis (UK).
The summer school will cover the following issues:
Language is English. There is a fee of EUR 100,- (reduced: EUR 50,-) for each participant for accommodation and meals. Travelling costs cannot be covered.
Application: Please send a letter of motivation (explain why you want to participate and how the Summer School relates to your study and research interests and/or your MA/Phd dissertation plans and/or you work area; max. 2 pages); your CV; the questionnaire (see hyperlink below) including an address of one academic adviser, who may be contacted for reference, to Susannefirstname.lastname@example.org no later than 15 March, 2013. Applicants will be informed by mid-April and accepted participants will be provided with a reading package for the summer school.
More information: http://www.boeckler.de/35334_29357.htm
14 – 15 February 2013 | International Center for Development and Decent Work, Kassel University
Dr Phoebe V Moore (Salford University, IPEG Convenor); Dr Charles Dannreuther (COST, University of Leeds); Prof Dr Christoph Scherrer (COST, GLU, ICDD, Kassel University); Christian Möllmann (ICDD, Kassel University).
The Financial and Economic Crisis: A Decent Work Response report prepared by the International Institute for Labour Studies and the Employment Sector and Policy Integration and Statistics Department Geneva in 2009 indicates that the Decent Work Agenda should provide a policy framework to stem crises by placing employment and social protection at the heart of ‘extraordinary fiscal stimulus measures’ which can both protect vulnerable people, and reactivate investment and demand in economies.
The International Labour Organisation’s World of Work Report 2012 forecasts a global unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent in 2012, with total world unemployment rising from 196 million in 2011 to 202 million in 2012. In this context, and with the rise in austerity measures which cannot guarantee growth but which have already triggered social disruption and harm, this conference will explore the concept of decent work and search for a praxis of decent work in all countries, all contexts, and for all people.
Guy Ryder, an experienced trade unionist, was elected as the ILO’s new Director General on 28th May 2012, to take office in September, and he has stated his commitment to prioritise people and the world of work (Ryder, 2012). In June 2012, India, Brazil and South African signed a long term Declaration of Intent in a number of areas including development and cooperation, and labour, which is explicitly designed to further the Decent Work Agenda, aiming toward creating jobs, guaranteeing rights at work, extending social protection and the promotion of social dialogue, with gender equality as a core objective. These types of initiatives indicate a continuation of the relevance of a concept that was coined by Juan Somavia, Director General 1999 – September 2012, but the global climate of strained governance continues to challenge the possibilities for decent work in developed and developing countries alike.
The ILO’s new Director General faces a Eurozone crisis, rising unemployment, a spate of emergency crisis-driven labour policy deregulation that has often not been passed with consent from relevant social partners, and the dramatic rise in precarity and nonstandard employment which impacts lives in all corners of the world. Several governments across the European Union, including Portugal, Spain, Hungary, and the United Kingdom, have recently passed emergency labour motions and reforms using the rationale of austerity to decentralise collective bargaining, disempower temporary workers, and increase working time for less remuneration, in many cases via Memoranda of Understanding passed in consultation and consent with the Troika (the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF) (Clauwaert and Schomann, 2012). Nonetheless the ‘international consensus’ remains committed to securing ongoing decent work, and labour law is expected to provide the theatre for appropriate labour standards and rights despite labour law modernisation (Faioli, 2010).
The conference involves papers dealing with questions around the legitimation and the tripartite structure of the International Labour Organisation, questions about the world of work in the current context of global recession, issues surrounding social unrest as linked to rising unemployment, and the nature of international labour standards in this context. The concept of decent work is in crisis and this conference is a call for praxis around these issues.
The History of Economics Society is accepting nominations for its annual JOSEPH DORFMAN BEST DISSERTATION AWARD for dissertations in the history of economic thought and economic methodology. In memory of Joseph Dorfman, historian of economic thought and Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society, his family endowed a permanent fund for the award. The winner will receive a stipend of $500 plus travel expenses up to $500 to attend the presentation at the Society's annual conference. All dissertations in the history of economic thought and economic methodology that are written in English and completed during the previous academic year (September 2011 to August 2012) are eligible. The selection committee considers only nominated dissertations. A list of past recipients can be found at <http://historyofeconomics.org/Dorfman.cfm>. The selection committee is formed this year by:
* David Colander, Middlebury College (Chair)
* Rebeca Gomez Betancourt, Universite Lumiere 2 - Lyon
* Sylvie Rivot, Universite de Strasbourg
* Warren Young, Bar-Ilan University
To nominate a dissertation for the award, please send an email notification to Colander@middlebury.edu by 15 Feb 2013, together with a pdf copy of the dissertation.
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 Palo Alto, California (USA), July 12-14, 2013. (Go here for conference information).
The funds are intended to partially defray travel costs to attend the annual conference. Subject to availability, additional travel funds may be available if the recipient has no other access to travel support. If eligible, applicants are also encouraged to apply for an IAFFE travel scholarship to the conference.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2013.
Criteria: The recipient's work in activism, advocacy, or scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to one or more of the following issues:
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 a paper at the IAFFE conference (therefore submit the paper for inclusion in the Conference program) 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:
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 2013, 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.
This International Workshop of the Group for Research in Organisational Evolution (GROE) will be held on 20-21 September 2013 at Hitchin Priory, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England.
This workshop is designed to provide in-depth discussion of cutting-edge issues, in a forum that permits the attention to detail and definition that is often lacking in larger, conference-style events. The expected maximum number of participants is 50. Our past Workshops have filled up rapidly, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
The workshop will include a poster session where participants may present their research, as long as it is related to the workshop theme. To apply to be included in the poster session send an abstract of your paper to Francesca Gagliardi (email@example.com).
Details of workshop fees and registration are given on this GROE webpage.
23 January 2013, 3.00-4.30 pm, Room 728, Institute of Education
Minimum Wages and Pay Equity in Europe: Understanding the role of pay bargaining
By Professor Damien Grimshaw, Manchester Business School
Minimum wage legislation may have significant but variable pay equity effects, generally confined to the bottom half of the wage distribution hierarchy. Research highlights how minimum wages interact with collective bargaining systems to shape the extent of low pay, confirming the potential for minimum wages to redistribute earnings to the lower paid, and supporting the argument that wage-setting institutions – including the degree of bargaining centralisation, the strength of unions and the level of minimum wage – have long-term impacts on pay equity.
Nevertheless, research has so far had little to say on the specific role that social actors may play, in specific country and sectoral contexts, in shaping the pay equity effects. These actors include governments, employers, and unions. This presentation analyses the roles of these social actors in shaping the pay equity outcomes of minimum wages. An empirical focus on the interaction between minimum wage policy developments and collective wage agreements in key sectors sheds new light on types of pay bargaining that can promote pay equity. The presentation will include: a review of the literature on the pay equity effects of minimum wages; an outline of the research methodology; an assessment of the tensions and complementarities in five country wage-setting systems; an analysis of the types of pay bargaining; and the identification of specific pay equity effects.
Damian Grimshaw is Professor at Manchester Business School and Director of the European Work and Employment Research Centre. He has published widely on topics including low-wage employment, public sector pay, human resource management and inter-organisational relationships and European labour markets. His publications during the last year include a book with Routledge on the topic of this presentation (Minimum Wages, Pay Equity and Comparative Industrial Relations), reports for the European Commission and the International Labour Organisation on the topic of public sector reforms during austerity (especially on pay and procurement) and journal papers in Public Administration on the issue of local authority contracting and Human Resources practices in elderly care, and in the Cambridge Journal of Economics on the socio-economic impact of the UK recession.
The seminar will be held on Wednesday 23 January 2013, from 3.00 to 4.30 pm, in Room 728 at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way. To register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On 24 June 2013 Regine Paul and Daniel Mügge will organize a PhD workshop on Political Economy Research in Times of Crisis. This workshop links directly to the Council of European Studies (CES) conference in Amsterdam on 25-27 June. Speakers and workshop leaders include Claes Belfrage, Brian Burgoon, Allan Dryer Hansen, Bob Jessop, Henk Overbeek, Vivien Schmidt and Cornelia Woll. The workshop is sponsored by the CES research network “European integration and the global political economy”, the COST Action “Systemic Risks, financial crisis and credit” and the “Political Economy and Transnational Governance” research group of the University of Amsterdam political science department. All details and the call for applications can be found here.
City University London is hosting a series of ten seminars featuring competition and regulation experts discussing issues within their sectors. All seminars are free to attend.
Thursday 31 January 2013, 17.30-20.00
Thursday 7 February 2013, 17.30-20.00
Thursday 14 February 2013, 17.30-20.00
Thursday 21 February 2013, 18.00-20.00
Thursday 28 February 2013, 17.30-20.00
Thursday 7 March 2013, 17.30-20.00
Thursday 14 March 2013, 17.30-20.00
Thursday 21 March 2013, 17.30-20.00
Wednesday 27 March 2013, 17.30-20.00
Thursday 28 March 2013, 17.30-20.00
Thursday 4 April 2013, 17.30-20.00
Thursday 11 April 2013, 18.00-20.30
Constact Details: website
1-2 February 2013 | City University London
This two-day conference investigates the phenomenon of Shadow Banking, one of the most complex challenges brought up by the global financial crisis. The event brings together leading academics, regulators and practitioners working on the issues, processes and impact of financial innovation today.
Details of the conference can be found in the conference programme. Further information, including abstracts, is also available on the conference website.
For press inquiries, please contact Dr Anastasia Nesvetailova directly.
Dr Anastasia Nesvetailova
Reader in IPE
Director, MA in Global Political Economy
Director, City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC)
Department of International Politics
City University London
London EC1V 0HB
Tel: +44 (0) 20 70404559
Please register now: http://www.city.ac.uk/events/2013/february/shadow-banking-a-european-perspective
Assistant Professor of Economics
Note: Hiring a senior economist on a one-year visiting appointment may be considered if the search does not produce a viable candidate.
Franklin College Switzerland is seeking an economist to join our full-time faculty starting in fall 2013. This new position will help further develop our dynamic undergraduate program in the department of Economics and Finance. We welcome candidates from a broad range of specialties in economics, but are particularly interested in candidates who are able to teach and carry out research within the setting of a small, liberal arts college. The successful candidate will teach entry-level and intermediate microeconomics as well as courses in development economics and international trade. Candidates with a secondary interest in cultural economics are encouraged to apply. S/he will also have the experience necessary to lead Academic Travel programs for Franklin.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, expertise in economics that complements our current program, an active research agenda, and an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. S/he ideally should speak one or more of the Swiss languages, as well as fluent English. Please note, a Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment and we will only consider A.B.D. candidates if they will have defended by May 2013.
Applicants should submit the following to email@example.com:
Applications received by 20 January will be given priority. This position is pending final budgetary approval.
Franklin College is a US and Swiss accredited, liberal arts college with a focus on international education. It has a diverse student body from over fifty different nations and is located in Lugano, an important banking and financial center in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, one hour north of Milan. Language of instruction is English. Further information: http://www.fc.edu and http://www.fc.edu/econfin/default.htm
Full/Associate Professorship in Public Economics and Public Finance (French/English)
The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) invites applications for a full-time professorship in Public Economics and Public Finance starting September 1, 2013.
This professorship is in the Department of economics, which is part of the Faculty of economics and social sciences. The successful candidate has a doctoral degree in economics, a high-quality publication record in relevant international, peer-reviewed journals, and relevant teaching experience. He/she is expected to teach courses in Public economics and public finance. The teaching load is 6 to 7 hours per week. Profound knowledge in econometric methods is strongly desirable. Experience in acquiring third party funds is desirable.
Teaching is in French and English. The successful candidate should have high command of both languages. Administrative languages are German and French. Thus, a passive knowledge of German is required at least after the first two years.
The salary is highly competitive. The University of Fribourg provides equal opportunities for women and men and aims at achieving gender balance.
The candidates should send their complete application package (motivation letter describing their qualifications for the position, cv, list of publications, teaching experiences, administrative responsibilities, research grants obtained, proposal of future research, three professional references and a selection of three representative scientific publications over the five past years) until 8 February 2013 electronically in a single pdf file to the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Prof. Dr Jean-Jacques Friboulet, Bd de Pérolles 90, CH-1700 Fribourg, firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can be obtained from Prof. Dr Thierry Madiès, at the address email@example.com, Tel: +41 26 300 82 20.
Associate Professor/Professor of Political Economy
FACULTY OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES/ SCHOOL OF SOCIAL & POLITICAL SCIENCES
REFERENCE NO. 1712/1012
The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.
The University is a comprehensive institution with strengths across the broad range of academic disciplines. It is currently undergoing a major transformation of its campus infrastructure in line with the ambition to build upon its already excellent reputation in teaching and research.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, one of 16 faculties at the University, has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour. It offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region, and a vibrant research and teaching environment.
The School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) is one of the fastest growing communities of its kind in the world. Over fifty permanent appointments have been made since its inception in 2008 including ten appointments at chair level. The school enjoys very healthy enrolments to its programmes and has seen a significant increase in external income due to the success of its academic faculty in national and international funding schemes.
The Department of Political Economy which sits within SSPS is the largest of its kind in Australia and is internationally recognised as a leading centre of analysis and teaching in political economy. Research and teaching in the department is founded on heterodox traditions of economics (including Marxian, post-Keynesian, classical, institutional and feminist economics). The department is also a major stakeholder in several interdisciplinary programs within SSPS, including the Bachelor of International and Global Studies and the Masters in Development Studies. The department also plays a leading role in interdisciplinary initiatives around the themes of markets and society, financialisation, the environment and climate change.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a well-established or rising scholar to join a unique and growing programme in one of the fastest growing communities of scholars in the social sciences in the world.
This is an ideal opportunity for a distinguished senior academic working in political economy to join a vibrant, rapidly growing school in a leadership role.
Term and remuneration
The successful applicant will be offered a continuing appointment. A competitive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
How to apply
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. To be considered applicants must respond to selection criteria and attach as a separate document at step 6 of the online application form along with your cover letter, CV and referee contacts.
he selection criteria can be found in the Information for Candidates Brochure which can be obtained by contacting Ms Nina Raiti, Recruitment Administrator, on firstname.lastname@example.org
For specific enquiries please contact: Professor Simon Tormey, Head of SSPS, on +61 2 9036 9483 email@example.com until 1 February 2013. Thereafter please contact Professor Allan McConnell, Acting Head of SSPS on firstname.lastname@example.org For general enquiries please contact Rodney Waterson, Senior Recruitment Manager on +61 2 8627 1214 or email@example.com
CLOSING DATE: 10 February 2013
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The Third Annual Forum on Capital as Power, York University, September 28-30, 2012
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Edited by Jesper Jespersen and Mogens Ove Madsen
December 2012. Edward Elgar. ISBN: 978 1 78100 951 2 | website
‘Keynes’s General Theory for Today is a fine set of thoughtful and highly relevant essays. They relate several ideas of Keynes to today’s happenings, putting forward modifications and extensions to take into account both short-term and long-term happenings in advanced capitalist economies. Especially useful are the investigations of Keynes’s revolutionary methods of reasoning in economics, long abandoned by orthodox economists, to the great detriment of our understanding of what is happening and what may be done about it. These essays should be required reading for students, teachers and policy makers alike.’ – G.C. Harcourt, University of New South Wales, Australia
By Koray Çaliskan
2010. Princeton University Press. ISBN: 9780691142418 | website
What is a global market? How does it work? At a time when new crises in world markets cannot be satisfactorily resolved through old ideas, Market Threads presents a detailed analysis of the international cotton trade and argues for a novel and groundbreaking understanding of global markets. The book examines the arrangements, institutions, and power relations on which cotton trading and production depend, and provides an alternative approach to the analysis of pricing mechanisms.
By John Tiemstra
December 2012, Wipf and Stock Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-61097-680-0 | website
This book is a collection of fifteen previously published articles from the last 25 years. Some of them appeared in the social economics journals, others in interdisciplinary journals or religious publications. All have to do with how Christianity and Christian values influence economic analysis.
A Christian approach to economic analysis requires that humans be thought of not as maximizing their own private economic welfare, but rather as making moral choices with their resources. Tiemstra lays out the methodology of this approach in the first section of this book. He then applies it to real economic problems, including poverty and economic justice, environmental sustainability, and globalization.
Edited by Killian McCarthy & Wilfred Dolfsma
December 2012. Palgrave Macmilan. ISBN: 9780230336667 | website
Exploring mergers and acquisitions (MAs) in the 21st century, the authors systematically introduce, characterize and evaluate these mergers, discussing the methodologies that can be employed to measure them, and considering a number of factors relevant to their performance. They analyze the economic, managerial, legal, and psychological factors. Given that up to US$10 billion a day is spent on mergers and acquisitions, and that approximately 70% of these fail, while the practice spreads internationally, this study into their performance and the impacting factors of M&As is much overdue.
By Michael Marien (Fellow of WAAS and Director, GlobalForesightBooks.org)
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Technological developments in banking have driven changes in the traditional ways of creating and transacting financial claims. This research examines the implications of these changes for the “moneyness” of an economy and the effectiveness of monetary policy, with particular emphasis on Canada. We argue that the existence of cash in financial transactions and their associated clearing and settlements systems is neither necessary nor sufficient for either an economy to be considered “monetary” or a central bank’s monetary policy to be effective. Contrary to the monetarists’ conception of a monetary economy in which financial innovation is non-neutral, we demonstrate that financial innovation is in fact neutral when money is not.
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TINT, the Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences is offering three new postdoc positions, beginning in early 2013 and thereafter. More advanced scholars will also be considered. Duration is negotiable.
AREA: Philosophy of (social) science, broadly understood (inclusive of social and historical studies of science, including economics).
RESEARCH AGENDA of the Centre: Interdisciplinary and intertheoretic dynamics and their role in shaping the future of the social sciences, viewed mainly from a philosophy of science point of view. Check TINT site for more details.
POSSIBLE PROFILES OF CANDIDATES: philosopher of economics specializing in any relevant aspect of economics and/or its interdisciplinary relations; philosopher of some other relevant discipline, such as cognitive science, biology, or anthropology; philosopher of science to study various traditional and new ways of interdisciplinary dynamics; (philosophically informed) expert in the social and cultural studies of science specializing in relevant aspects of interdisciplinarity; (philosophically informed) HISTORIAN OF ECONOMICS specializing in the history of one of the relevant lines of development in economics and its interdisciplinary relations.
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Funded by a FP7/Marie Curie ITN action and coordinated by Dublin City University, School of Law and Government
Tensions: short description
The main aim of this project is to create the next generation of experts on post-Soviet affairs and make them competitive for employment in both the public and private sector.
This will be made possible thanks to a highly-targeted training in this research programme that will enhance participants' research skills, together with a first-hand experience with a partner operating in a market environment, where the researchers will learn about the applicability of their skills to different fields and sectors.
The above activities will also assist the establishment, and sustainability, of an interdisciplinary and intersectorial research and training environment on post-Soviet affairs that we expect to become a leading voice on issues related to post-Soviet affairs, both in academia and the private sector.
This ITN will provide a world class PhD training programme focused on tensions in the post-Soviet regions. "Tensions" is defined to include open conflict and also latent social, ethno-national, ethnic or inter-state tensions that could but have not as yet manifested violence. The project will support the development of a team of 12 PhD students (Early Stage Researchers) and two post-doctoral fellows (Experienced Researchers >4<5 years of research experience). Those taking part will obtain or deepen a regional specialisation, will be provided with a rigorous methodological training and three years experience of working in an international and intercultural environment. Participants will spend periods working in the region, in partner universities and will be sent as interns to private partners (list of partners is annexed), and will take part in nine workshops and conferences.
The Programme is offering 12 pre-doctoral (36 months) and 2 post-doctoral (24 months) fellowship. The package includes a very attractive salary (in line with Marie Curie remuneration rules) and an allowance to cover expenses for field work, network events and conference attendance. The 12 PhDs will begin on 1 September 2013, for 3 years. The post-doctoral fellowships will begin on 1 May 2013 and 1 May 2015, each for 2 years duration.
Applicants are advised to check their eligibility under Marie Curie rules (URL at the end of this document), read the research topic below and apply directly to the university working on the topic they are interested in. There is some degree of freedom in proposing a topic and you will be free to develop it academically, but the proposals do need to be related to one of the topics mentioned below. It might be worth to discuss a possible proposal with your potential institution before formally applying.
The application package consists of a short CV, a cover letter, a research project (max 5 pages) and the name and contact details of three references who can comment on the applicant's professional competences and/or academic capacity. Applications received by the 15th of March 2013 (15th February 2013 for the post-doctoral) will be given full consideration.
"Tensions" is a term to be understood in a broad sense in the post-Soviet context, where tensions may be latent, dormant, managed and contained, or erupting. They may also be political, social, domestic and international. We will examine tensions in different contexts, regions, segments of the society and between different actors. Tensions between the state and the citizens, ethnic groups and states, states and non state actors, and between different ethnic, social or economic groups.
The 14 individual projects that are the core of our project have been clustered into three main areas:
Sub-topic 1: Inter-regional tensions
1) Energy issues in the Caspian region with a focus on cooperation within the CIS and geopolitical struggles between major foreign powers (PhD, Forschungstelle Osteuropa, University of Bremen)
2) Foreign Policy and international recognition of the unrecognised/partially recognised states in former USSR (PhD, Dublin City University)
The European Union
3) The EU's contribution/response to tensions in the former USSR (PhD, University of Warsaw)
4) Energy relations between Russia, transit countries and the EU within the broader context of international relations in the EU's Eastern neighbourhood (PhD, Forschungstelle Osteuropa, University of Bremen)
5) Tensions arising from the developing international and regional security situation or architecture (1 Post Doctoral Fellow ER <5, Dublin City University
Sub-topic 2: National and regional tensions, nation building and statehood
Challenges to the political arena and symbolic order of the state
1) The contested nature of the state and statehood in Central Asia (PhD University of St Andrews, Scotland)
2) Party competitions, political tensions and their influence on democratic transitions in the CIS (PhD, University of Warsaw)
State-citizen relationships and the construction of "new nations"
3) State-citizen relationships and the construction of "new nations" (PhD, University of Oslo)
4) Citizenship and Identity in post-Soviet spaces (PhD, Tallinn University)
Sub-topic 3: Domestic tensions
Tensions between the included and excluded from political processes
1) Identity, conflict and cultural aspects of comparative political change (PhD University of St Andrews, Scotland)
2) Legislatures and gender in the former Soviet Space (PhD, Dublin City University)
Tensions between the nation and the state
3) Strategies of symbolic nation-building in post-Soviet states (PhD, University of Oslo)
4) Socio-economic tensions between ethnic groups resulting from post-independence nation building (PhD, Tallinn University)
5) Gendered aspects of political transition in the former Soviet Space (1 Post Doctoral Fellow ER <5, Dublin City University
Doctoral Students will register in the university hosting the project they apply for and will be governed by the regulations, including language requirements, of that university (in principle, the doctoral thesis can be submitted in English in all our partner universities but course work language has to be negotiated with the university). They will undertake course work within their host university, typically during their first year. In addition all the PhD students will meet at workshops, summer and winter schools and conferences two to three times per year, where more specialised and collective graduate training will be undertaken. All students will be required to undertake fieldwork in the region, for which some funding will be available on application. In addition doctoral students, will spend time in one of the private sector partners (to specialise in one of the following: consulting for the public and private sector, information and publishing, social research for private companies). They will be expected to complete their Doctoral studies in early 2017.
The Post-Doctoral fellows, will also take part in all network events during their period of contract and will have access to mentoring and hosting opportunities in the other partners. Both Doctoral Students and the post-doctoral fellows will have excellent professional development supports, career advice, networking opportunities and financial supports to disseminate their research and attend high level academic conferences. As the network is strongly committed to the dissemination of its collective research outputs beyond the academy, all participants will also be expected to be involved in some outreach activities, and will be required to write shorter policy and public focused articles on their research for the network website and other appropriate outlets.
Contact details (apply directly to the university you are interested in. Please notice that different universities have different recruitment procedures so follow the instructions below):
Dublin City University
Informal enquires to John.Doyle@dcu.ie
PhD fellowships to John.Doyle@dcu.ie
Applications for the post-doctoral position contact John.Doyle@dcu.ie
University of Oslo
Informal enquires to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply please use the university system: http://uio.easycruit.com/?iso=gb
University of St Andrews
Informal enquires to: Sally N. Cummings email@example.com on Sub-Topic 2 and Rick Fawn firstname.lastname@example.org on Sub-Topic 3
Application packages to: Mary Kettle, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, The Scores, The Arts Building, St Andrews, United Kingdom KY16 9AX, email email@example.com
Forschungsstelle Osteuropa - Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen
Informal enquirees to Dr Heiko Pleines firstname.lastname@example.org
Application packages in electronic form only to Dr Heiko Pleines email@example.com
Informal enquires to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Raivo Vetik email@example.com
Applications to firstname.lastname@example.org (NB shortlisted applicants will be requested to apply for a PhD position via Dreamapply )
University of Warsaw
Informal enquires to: Dr Paula Marcinkowska email@example.com
Application packages to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A hard copy should be also sent to:
Dr Paula Marcinkowska
Instytut Stosunków Międzynarodowych
Wydział Dziennikarstwa i Nauk Politycznych
Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, ul. Żurawia 4, IV piętro
00-503 Warszawa, Poland
NB mobility and seniority rules apply to all fellowships
An applicant who has been carrying out their main activity in a country for more than 12 months, in the 36 months before their starting date cannot apply for a fellowship in that country
Pre-doctoral fellowships may be awarded to applicants who at the deadline:
The post-doctoral fellowship can be awarded only to a fellow who EITHER has:
For more information, please consult the Marie Curie guide for applicants from the latest Marie Curie ITN call.
NB: Please notice that we are still waiting for the countersigned contract. DCU reserves the right not to offer any positions should anything unexpected happen
Annex I: List of partners
The Post-Capitalist Project is a cooperative, nonsectarian venture of left journals, popular education centers, and electronic media. Our goal is to make easily available the wide range of new programs, experiments, and theories analyzing the transition beyond capitalism toward a socialist future, recognizing that “socialism” is a protean concept encompassing many different historical experiences and future possibilities.
The project seeks rigorous interrogations of a wide range of questions, addressing possible changes in literally all aspects of our current way of life—from our vision of the potential development of human capacities, to the specific ways a post-capitalist economy—production, distribution and consumption-- could function, role of markets, etc., to how our moral and ethical priorities can help us reshape our society, to our relationship to technology and nature, to our forms of governance/self-governance, to how we organize now for a future world--and much more.
We are also interested in the question of what we can create or have created within capitalism that contributes to a socialist society, as well as why we should be envisioning a future world, especially since we may expect these visions to change and develop in the course of struggle.
Any established left print or digital publication or institution (rather than individuals) is welcome to become a contributor to the Post-Capitalist Project. The principal condition for membership is to contribute at least one piece (an essay, forum, interview etc.) and a maximum of five pieces in a given calendar year and either upload them to the website or email them to email@example.com. Presumably each piece would have already gone through a review and editing process by the contributing organization.
If your publication or popular education center would like to contribute to the project, Please send an application describing your organization/publication to the project steering committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Start-up committee:
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Amy Goodman interviewed Bill Black and Matt Taibbi on Democracy Now! If you missed it, it is posted on the DN! website in 2 parts, which you can see here:
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