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Table of Contents
Call for Papers
Association for Heterodox Economics 2014 Conference
Financialisation and Financial Crisis in South-Eastern European Countries: Call for Book Contributors
International Conference on Applied Business and Economics
International Conference of the Charles Gide Association for the Study of Economic Thought
International Congress: Vladimir Vernadsky’s Scientific Heritage – A Fundamental Basis For Scientific and Educational Revolution of the 21St Century and Strategies of Global Sustainable Development
20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium
Knowledge. What Knowledge? Debates between truths, theories and beliefs in economic reasoning
Revue de la régulation: “Économie politique de la santé”
Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society
Call for Participants
An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century
International Workshop of the University of Hertfordshire’s Group for Research in Organisational Evolution (GROE)
On the Horizon: Call for Guest Editors
Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Abu Dis, Palestine
Tufts University, US
University of Greenwich, UK
Wolfson College, UK
Conference Papers, Reports, and Podcasts
New Era Windows Cooperative
Filosofía de la Economía, 1(1): Julio 2013
Industrial and Corporate Change, 22(4): August 2013
International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 4(2): 2013
Journal of Economic Methodology, 20(2): March 2013 (free access)
Journal of Institutional Economics, 9(3): September 2013
Moneta e Credito, 66(262): June 2013
PSL Quarterly Review, 66(265): June 2013
Science & Society, 77(3): July 2013
Global Labour Column
Newsletter dell’Associazione Paolo Sylos Labini
Heterodox Books and Book Series
24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep
Against Utility-Based Economics: On a Life-Based Approach
Beyond the Developmental State: Industrial Policy into the Twenty-first Century
Economics and HIV: The Sickness of Economics
The Cancer Stage of Capitalism: From Crisis to Cure
The History of Economic Thought: A Reader, Second Edition
Principles of Macroeconomics: Activist vs. Austerity Policies
Heterodox Book Reviews
A Renegade History of the United States
Epic Recession: Prelude to Global Depression
Interfaces On Trial 2.0
The Post-American World
Tunisia: Stability and Reform in the Modern Maghreb
Marx and Philosophy Review of Books
Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships, and Grants
MSc in Sustainability, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Heterodox Economics in the Media
Radio Interview with Sandy Brian Hager on America's Real 'Debt Dilemma'
Calls For Support
Brooklyn College Graduate Center for Worker Education
For Your Information
The Triple Crisis Finance, Development and Environment
3-5 July 2014 | University of Greenwich, London, UK
Call for papers coming soon.
Details will be posted on the AHE website.
The book is planned to be out in the second half of 2014 and will be published by Peter Lang, International Academic Publishers. The editors of the book are Dubravko Radošević (former Principal Economic Adviser of the President of the Republic of Croatia; The Institute of Economics, Zagreb) and Vladimir Cvijanović (University of Zagreb).
These topics have remained under-researched for a region of Southeastern Europe (SEE) ranging from Slovenia to Romania and from Croatia and Serbia to Albania. SEE has a population of 50 million, yet is broken up into many countries at different levels of development and at different stages of integration within the European Union or even European Monetary Union. With an exception of Slovenia, asset share of foreign owned banks has been very high. Financialisation and financial crisis stem from the integration of these economies into and their reliance on the global financialised regime. These have had different manifestations in SEE countries and have emerged in the banking sector (e.g. Slovenia), opaque credits denominated in Swiss Francs to the population (e.g. Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia), powerlessness of central banks to change policy course (e.g. the Romanian example) etc. Policy outcomes based on austerity that accompanied the crisis in these countries have had a hugely negative outcomes for the SEE countries but have also, to paraphrase J. Becker, served as 'inspiration' for neoliberal prescription in the (rest of the) EU.
Heterodox economic contributions such as those of post Keynesian and institutional economics character are particularly welcome, but perspectives from other schools of economic thought will also be considered for publication. The papers that engage in comparative political economy and analyses of longer time periods that can draw on historical background on financialisation and financial crises have an advantage. The contributions should be in the region of 6000 – 8000 words, and will be blind reviewed by external referees. All contributions should be original, i.e. should not be published before nor be under consideration for any other publication simultaneously. The authors may be asked to contribute to the costs of publishing the book. Papers that do not fit with the framework of the book and/or are rejected by either editors or the reviewers can be recommended to other economic journals such as Economic Research, Economic Review, Zagreb International Review of Economics and Business, Proceedings of Rijeka Faculty of Economics: Journal of Economics and Business.
Extended abstracts of up to 1000 words should be sent by 30 October 2013 to both editors at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The authors will be notified by 15 December 2013 whether their paper is accepted for review. Full papers should be sent by 28 February 2014 via email to the editors. After the papers have been peer-reviewed (by 15 April 2014) the authors will be notified of final acceptance of their papers.
October 2-4, 2013 | New York City, US | website
The Levy Institute is co-sponsoring the 2013 edition of the International Conference on Applied Business and Economics (ICABE), which will be held in Manhattan at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. The main goal of this annual conference is to provide a place for academics and professionals from a variety of fields to meet and exchange ideas and expertise.
ICABE 2013 focuses on the role of financial accountability and transparency in economic activities, and aims to address issues arising from financial speculation and limited disclosure in the buildup to financial and economic crises. Special sessions for graduate students are scheduled, and selected papers will be published in one of the 12 international journals participating in the conference.
The deadline for registration is September 1. For more information, including fee schedules, special events, and logistics, visit the conference website.
22-24th May 2014 | Lyon 2-Lumière University, France | website
Theme: Economists and Power
The XVth International Conference of the Charles Gide Association for the Study of Economic Thought (ACGEPE) will be held at the Lyon 2-Lumière University from 22nd to 24th May 2014. This conference will be organized by the TRIANGLE laboratory (UMR No. 5206 of the CNRS). The XVth Charles Gide Conference will host sessions on a specific theme: "Economists and power." It also welcomes papers and sessions in all areas of the history of economic thought.
“Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist”.
John Maynard Keynes, 1936.
The current financial and economic crisis questions both the nature of the knowledge produced by the economic science of today and the practices of economists - as experts, advisors, or even members of governments known as technocrats -, so it encourages the economists to increase the reflexivity of their influence and responsibility. This is precisely the relationship between the economists and political power through the course of history that we would like to see studied in these thematic sessions. Proposals for such communications may address the following three levels:
Proposals for papers in the form of abstracts of approximately 500 words must be submitted no later than 1st September 2013 to the following link of the conference website:
The deadline for sending the final version of the papers is April 30th, 2014.
Proposals for complete sessions are also welcome; they must contain a title where necessary, a summary of each of the proposals for papers and the names of the presidents of the session. A selection of papers will be published in a peer-reviewed journal in the history of economic thought.
September 25-27, 2013 | St. Petersburg, Russia
In 2013 the 150-th anniversary of V.I. Vernadsky, an outstanding scientist who created the noosphere theory and the theory of dynamics of scientific knowledge, is taking place. We invite you to take part in the International Scientific Congress devoted to this event.
The program of the international congress includes:
The symposium will cover two areas:
For more information, download the call for papers.
March 6-8 2014 | New York City | Co-organized and hosted by NYU, CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University
This conference, to be held in New York City on March 6, 7 and 8 2014, will focus on the role that money, economics, dépense, financial crises and equitable or unjust economic distribution have played in 20th and 21st century French and Francophone literatures, visual cultures, theatre, history, theory, translation studies and gender and ethnic studies. Since the financial crises of 2008, there has been an ever widening debate about the role that financial gain plays in the production of culture and the functioning of institutions of higher education throughout the world. At the same time, the crises have energized communities that put into question the culture of capital and the ties between capitalism and culture, all of which has created particularly dynamic, ideological, moral and cultural power struggles. This conference will serve as an open discussion on the way money has worked in stories, aesthetic forms, translations, methodologies, curricula and our own institutions from 1900 to the present.
Possible topics include:
Proposals for individual presentations and for complete panels can be submitted in French or English by August 31, 2013. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The proposal should be from 200-250 words for each presentation and should include the affiliation, the name and the email address of each participant.
December 12-14, 2013 | Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy (ICAE) at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Joint with the Centre of Economic and Sociological Studies (CESS) at Hamburg University At the University of Linz, Austria
Knowledge has become a central societal category, which can be demonstrated in the prominence of terms like “knowledge society” (Stehr 1994, 2001) or “information society” (Wersig 1996). Moreover the importance of knowledge is even increasing in uncertain times like in the current financial and economic crisis. Analyses concerning this topic are brought forward on different levels: types of knowledge (scientific and everyday knowledge), media of knowledge (conventional and new media), characteristics of knowledge (immateriality, copy-ability, infinity), knowledge carriers (personal and representative knowledge), expression of knowledge (implicit and explicit knowledge), knowledge negation (wanted not-‐wanted ignorance – Willke 2002, Wehling 2001) etc. In the economic science the ongoing financial and economic crisis offered the possibility of a turning point in 2008, which could have served as a “window of opportunity” (Rothschild 2010) for a fundamental reorientation of (financial) economics. Nevertheless after a short period – Krugman described this as a “Keynesian Moment” – it became obvious that the monolithic formation of economics remained quite stable (Epstein/Carrick-‐Hagenbarth 2010). On the other hand in the crisis in public economic discourse was often framed as an “extraordinary event” (Pühringer and Hirte 2013).
The core problem of the category knowledge is its referentiality. Knowledge in general can be seen as accepted (Gottschalk-‐Mazouz 2005) because in the end knowledge is always the fulfillment of demands for knowledge, whether as implicit knowledge (knowledge as conviction) or as explicit knowledge (“information as a process of institutional praxes” -‐ Hubig 1997). In scientific context this referentiality was and still is discussed as adequacy (accordance of theory and facts) and in this context the question of provability and refutability (Popper 1969; Kuhn 1976; Lakatos/Musgrave 1974) of knowledge arises. In contrast to this debate in recent years constructivist and performative approaches were developed in order to frame the generation of knowledge itself as a process of creation of facts, e.g. the boom in discourse research (Keller 2008) or performativity theory (Bachmann-‐Medick 2006): Knowledge expressed in written or spoken form is action (Austin 1979) and forms facts. On the basis of the development and hegemony of particular economic schools of thought it is possible to analyze the reciprocal impact of implicit and explicit knowledge as well as the specific importance of individual actors in the process of formation of knowledge.
Given such developments the question is what is understood by knowledge in modern societies with its strong focus on knowledge: Theories? Beliefs? Truths? How certain is knowledge? What is societal knowledge? At the same time the role of actors in the communication of knowledge gains importance: Who determines, what we know? What is the role of media? What is the dynamic of discourses?
We encourage in particular empirical and theoretical contributions dedicated to the heterogeneous functions of (economic) knowledge in society. Please send your proposal to Walter Oetsch (email@example.com) or Arne Heise (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Calls for contributions to a special issue: Économie politique de la santé | Website
Deadline for contributions: 15 December 2013
Contributions should be sent to:
« Économie politique de la santé. Un exemple exemplaire »
Ce projet de numéro spécial de la Revue de la régulation a pour objectif de valoriser une économie politique de la santé. Une telle approche n’est pas seulement une façon particulière d’analyser les problèmes posés par le secteur de la santé. C’est aussi une manière de voir indispensable si on veut prendre sérieusement en considération les spécificités de la santé. Ainsi, comment peut-on raisonnablement analyser les problèmes de politique économique de santé en se cantonnant à une analyse technique, faite de modèles théoriques désincarnés et déshumanisés dont use et abuse l’économie mainstream. Cette vision fantasmée de la scientificité reposant sur le culte des sciences dites exactes exclut toute ouverture aux autres sciences sociales. Or, l’économie appartient aux autres sciences sociales. Et c’est particulièrement le cas de l’économie de la santé car la santé est un fait social total. Elle enchevêtre différentes dimensions, juridique, économique, sociologique voire religieuse pour réaliser, dans l’organisation du système de santé, le pacte social constitutif d’une société.
En déroulant dans le secteur de la santé comme dans d’autres secteurs, des théories prêtes à penser et livrées clef en main, l’économie de la santé mainstream s’est au total éloignée du secteur qu’elle prétend étudier. En effet, le domaine de la santé met en évidence le fait que l’humain peut souffrir et qu’il est souvent particulièrement démuni face à la maladie et plus encore à la mort. Qu’y a-t-il de commun entre ce patient et l’agent parfaitement rationnel de la théorie standard ? Le malade ne rentre pas aisément dans les habits du consommateur rêvé de l’analyse orthodoxe. Pas plus qu’il ne peut être l’individu fantasmé dela théorie de l’assurance qui a intérêt à passer son dimanche aux urgences parce que c’est gratuit.
La primordialité de la santé oblige à reconnaître que la santé n’est pas un bien comme un autre qui pourrait être déclassé au rang de bien marchand comme n’importe quel bien privé au nom de la promotion de la concurrence considérée comme un principe universel. On doit aussi convenir que les problèmes de justice (ou d’injustice) s’expriment avec une intensité particulière quand ils touchent la délivrance et la distribution des soins. En matière de santé plus encore que dans d’autres domaines, il est difficile de s’affranchir de cette exigence éthique.
Il ne s’agit cependant pas uniquement de condamner la boîte à outil mainstream quand elle cherche à s’appliquer à la santé. Il s’agit aussi de montrer que le secteur de la santé est un révélateur des insuffisances de l’analyse économique standard. Il existe bien d’autres domaines où les apories de la pensée mainstream sautent aux yeux, mais la santé en offre une caisse derésonance stimulante.
Si la santé est un exemple exemplaire, c’est aussi parce qu’elle résume une bonne partie de l’évolution des politiques sociales, notamment le report sur la libre prévoyance, l’individualisation des protections et le transfert de gestion des fonds public des prestations sociales à des acteurs non étatiques. L’hôpital, hier symbole du pacte social républicain, est désormais un laboratoire des théories de la concurrence et de la doxa selon laquelle les mêmes règles doivent s’appliquer au public et au privé. L’étude de la « réforme » de la santé montre comment une théorie du changement doit s’articuler autour du triptyque idées/intérêts/institutions. Les idées, référentiels ou conventions font vivre les institutions et leur donnent sens. Elles s’inscrivent dans des trajectoires historiques et des rapports de force récurrents (notamment entre le libéralisme médical et le souci des réformateurs sociaux de socialisation de la dépense) mais aussi dans des alliances politiques entre certains groupes sociaux dont le patient fait les frais, au sens propre comme au sens figuré.
Plus encore, la santé est un exemple type parce qu’elle est au cœur de l’évolution du capitalisme. Il convient en effet deprendre très au sérieux l’hypothèse selon laquelle la santé puisse être au capitalisme moderne ce que l’automobile était au fordisme. Une fraction croissante de la production et de la consommation porte désormais sur la santé, mais aussi sur l’éducation, les loisirs. Ce nouveau régime d’accumulation est dit « antropogénétique » parce qu’il vise à reproduire l’homme par le travail humain. Le développement de ce modèle impose un accroissement de la dépense de santé, qui appelle des financements. La dépense de santé ne peut pas être que privée. C’est donc les budgets publics qui sont appelés à augmenter, ce qui constitue un défi à la marchandisation. Dans cette perspective, considérer que la santé n’est qu’un coût à réduire est une stratégie absurde.
Ce dossier de la Revue de la régulation. Capitalisme, institutions, pouvoirs a ainsi pour ambition d’éclairer en quoi le systèmede santé est emblématique des évolutions du capitalisme contemporain et de ses contradictions. La santé n’a pas que des enjeux sectoriels, mais une importance qui dépasse le secteur de la santé. Ce qui en fait un exemple exemplaire. L’appel est notamment adossé au séminaire d’économie politique de la santé (SEPOSA).
Les textes pourront porter sur différents aspects du système de santé (médecine libérale, hôpital, industrie pharmaceutique, assurance santé, …).
Les articles soumis ne doivent pas dépasser 10 000 mots (notes, références bibliographiques, annexes, tableaux et figures inclus). Les normes de publications sont accessibles à l’adresse suivante : http://regulation.revues.org/1701
Les articles doivent être envoyés aux trois adresses suivantes :
Merci d’adresser vos articles avant le 15 décembre 2013.
“Building International Labor Solidarity”
Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society will devote a thematic issue to Building International Labor Solidarity, which will be published in early 2014. The thematic editor is Kim Scipes of Purdue University North Central who will work closely with Working USA editor, Immanuel Ness.
As new labor movements emerge in Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania, we seek essays that focus on research that is designed to build international labor solidarity with these and other workers. The editors seek in-depth, critical description and analyses of efforts motivated by the rise of workers movements that engage in transnational solidarity, as well as articles that examine imperial and global power efforts to control, guide, and circumscribe them. Historical examples must retain focus that refract on today’s problems and concerns.
Paper proposals are encouraged that address labor unions and workers’ movements in the United States and beyond, but priority will be given to research across the developed-developing country divide, or among developing countries of the Global South.
Proposals for papers in the journal should be submitted by August 15, 2013, with a length of 250-500 words. Final papers will be peer-reviewed by referees appointed by the editorial board, and should not exceed 7,500 words. For author guidelines, go to the following website:
Papers must be received by October 15, 2013. E-mail for questions or submissions: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Concurrently, the editors of the special issue are separately publishing a collection on Building International Labor Solidarity, for which they are seeking submissions. Contributors can submit papers to both the journal issue and the book, but they must be separate essays. This will supplement issues addressed in the journal and go beyond them. Each chapter can reach 10,000 words, and focus on practical, on-the-ground experiences and critical reflections on the subject. This collection is planned as an activist-oriented project, and we are looking for accounts that address specific issues raised in the practice of or literature about building international labor solidarity that examine the history and unfolding of events. Again, priority will be given to work across the developed-developing country divide, or among developing countries/Global South.
Proposals for chapters in the collection should be submitted by September 15, 2013, with a length of 250-500 words. Chapters are due by June 1, 2014, and authors should check with either editor about their proposed papers.
Immanuel Ness, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, New York,
USA, Email: email@example.com
Kim Scipes, Purdue University North Central in Westville, Indiana, USA,
October 18, 2013 | Columbia University Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr., Manhattan
A conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Columbia University Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare & Equity
Co-sponsors: Columbia University Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare & Equity, The Roosevelt Institute, The Nation, The National Jobs for All Coalition, Demos
In 1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed an Economic Bill of Rights whose guarantees included employment at living wages, housing, medical care, education and old age security. This conference, will consider FDR’s proposal in light of subsequent history. Have any of those rights originally proposed been achieved? What are their interconnections,? How does FDR’s Bill of Rights need to be updated for the 21st Century? How can we secure these rights in the present political climate?
Conference Welcome: Robert Pollack, Director, Columbia University Seminars Program;
For further information and to register for the conference: http://www.economicbillofrights.net
Theme: Institutions and Economic Change
20-21 September 2013 / Hitchin Priory, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England.
You can find the full programme here.
The 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. There are just a few places left. To reserve a place on the workshop please visit store.herts.ac.uk/groeworkshop
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Some of you might remember that an interdisciplinary journal, On the Horizon (general editor: Tom Abeles, journal info: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1074-8121), published a couple of special issues on heterodox economics. They are:
Due partly to the success of previous two special issues, OTH is interested in another special issue related with heterodox economics or economics in general to be published in 2014 (or possibly two issues). We think that this is an excellent opportunity to address heterodox economic views to the general public. A topic can be chosen by the guest editor or the editorial team. If you are interested, please let Tom Abeles (email@example.com) know at your earliest convenience.
Full time or part time openings for undergraduate Economics faculty
Now completing its fourth year of operation, the Al-Quds Bard Honors College is an innovative program introducing a liberal arts undergraduate education to the West Bank, with an enrolment of 240+ students in 2012-2013.
Al-Quds Bard Honors College is a rigorous program, culminating in a two-semester independent senior project which in the social sciences is generally a demanding research paper of 45 pages or more. Graduates of AQBHC receive dual degrees: a baccalaureate degree from al-Quds University and another from Bard College in the state of New York.
AQBHC now is seeking faculty in Economics, to teach courses in fall 2013 or later. We are looking for faculty whose teaching methods are student-centered, involving students in active discussions and group tasks to develop their reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills in English. Courses we need taught may include introductory microeconomics or macroeconomics, intermediate microeconomics or macroeconomics, History of Economic Thought, and other core courses, as well as a wide variety of electives, such as Population Economics and Demography; Economics of Gender, Household, and Family; Competition, Cooperation, and Information; and Comparative Economic Systems. Full time faculty teach 3 courses per semester, and may also be required to supervise one or more senior projects.
To apply, submit a CV; a cover letter that addresses your interest and background as it relates to this position; evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluations and syllabi; and three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Please send your application to Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or to
Al-Quds Bard Honors College
Al-Quds University, Abu Dis Campus
P.O. Box 20002
If you have questions about the position, please write to Mehrene Larudee, email@example.com.
Researcher, Global Development And Environment Institute
The Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) at Tufts University seeks a full-time Researcher with the institute’s Globalization and Sustainable Development Program. The main project of GDAE’s Research and Policy Program focuses on International Investment Agreements and Sustainable Development, with priority research on the food crisis and agricultural development, investment agreements and sustainable resource management, and the growing social, economic, and environmental impact of China and other emerging economies on Latin America. The Researcher will support that agenda, particular in the areas of trade and investment agreements, in agriculture and in other sectors, and growing South-South trade and investment in Latin America. This is a wonderful opportunity for a researcher with an advanced degree in economics or a related field and with strong communications skills. The position is based at the institute’s office in Medford, Massachusetts.
See the full job description. To apply through Tufts University’s Human Resources system, click this link. Tufts is an equal opportunity employer, and the institute encourages people of color to apply for listed openings.
Lecturer in Economics / Lecturer in International Business / Lecturer in Public Sector Management
As part of our on-going development strategy, the Business School will shortly be advertising a number of early career lectureships.Successful candidates will be part of the Department of International Business and Economics, which provides a range of successful undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the fields of international business and economics.
The positions offer opportunities for research and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and enables an ambitious candidate to play an important role in the shaping of the future development of International Business in the University of Greenwich Business School. The School provides conditions conducive for active research.
We are particularly interested in candidates who could make a significant contribution to the work of the Public Services International Research Unit. PSIRU carries out critical empirical research on public services, the impact of privatisation and liberalisation, at global, European, and country levels. The focus is on the water, energy, healthcare, social care and waste management sectors. The core work is funded by Public Services International, a global trade union confederation, and is expected to be responsive to its agenda. The PSIRU website www.psiru.org shows the range of issues and sectors addressed.
But we also welcome applicants with research interests aligned with the existing specialisms of the Department and contributions towards plurality in theoretical and methodological approaches. The Department performed strongly in the latest Research Assessment Exercise, with two-thirds of its research rated internationally significant or world-leading. In addition to PSIRU, the Department hosts the Centre for Business Network Analysis and the Centre for Economic Performance, Governance and Regulation Research and works closely with the Work and Employment Research Unit.
The University of Greenwich is consistently rated first in London for teaching excellence and the Business School is ranked in the top third for business and management in the Guardian’s national tables. The Department of International Business and Economics has a strong undergraduate offering in international business, economics and business law, repeatedly rating first in the UK in the National Student Satisfaction Survey. It runs successful postgraduate programmes in International Business and Business and Financial Economics both in London and with partners in East Africa, South and Southeast India and China.
For informal discussion about these posts, you are welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
College Teaching Officer in Economics
Applications are invited for a three-year fixed-term teaching position in Economics. Salary £27,047 to £30,424 plus pension. Deadline 12 noon on Monday 19 August.
Please download further information and a job description, which includes details on how to apply for this position.
Please complete an equal opportunities form (optional) DOC / PDF
The Wolfson Staff Structure can be viewed as a pdf file.
Wolfson College is an equal opportunities employer
Recorded 07.13.2013: Peg Strobel interviews Armando Robles and Ricky Maclin from the New Era Windows Cooperative, a new worker-owned enterprise formed out of the famous Republic Windows plant occupation and subsequent Serious Energy bankruptcy. Robles and Maclin talk about how the coop was formed with the assistance of The Working World and their union, United Electrical Workers, and the transformation this has made in their lives. (35:25)
Download: MP3 (32 MB) or OGG VORBIS (41 MB).
Or for direct link to podcast without download, go to "Episode 29" at: http://www.chicagodsa.org/audarch6.html
Journal website: http://ppct.caicyt.gov.ar/index.php/filoecon
La revista Filosofía de la Economía solicita el envío de contribuciones para la publicación de sus próximos números. FiloEcon es una revista de epistemología y filosofía de la economía que mantendrá una frecuencia de dos apariciones anuales (invierno y verano) y que se publica en las modalidades tanto de soporte papel como en línea bajo el formato de acceso abierto.
Editorial / Gustavo Leonardo Márques, Ricardo Crespo
More information about our Center and our projected Journal can be found in the links below.
Journal website: http://icc.oxfordjournals.org/content/22/4?etoc
Journal website: http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijpee
Special Issue on Methodology, Systemic Risk, and the Economics Profession
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Introduction: Methodology, systemic risk, and the economics profession / John Davis and Wade Hands
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Editorial Perspectives: Bits and Pieces: Revolution, Quotology, Poverty and Robots
Symposium: Permanent Revolution: The Early 20th-Century Debate About Sustained Struggle, Consciousness, Class and Transformation
By Jonathan Crary
June 2013. Verso Books. ISBN: 9781781680933 (hb) | website
Jonathan Crary examines how this interminable non-time blurs any separation between an intensified, ubiquitous consumerism and emerging strategies of control and surveillance. He describes the ongoing management of individual attentiveness and the impairment of perception within the compulsory routines of contemporary technological culture. At the same time, he shows that human sleep, as a restorative withdrawal that is intrinsically incompatible with 24/7 capitalism, points to other more formidable and collective refusals of world-destroying patterns of growth and accumulation.
By Anastasios Korkotsides
June 2013, Routledge. ISBN:978-0-415-82963-2. Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy | website
Utility-based theory and the fallback choice-theoretic framework are shown to be biased, irremediably flawed and misleading. A radically different theory of value and of consumer behaviour is proposed based on existential interpretations of scarcity, value and self-interest. For self-conscious mortals, only time is scarce. All other is derivative scarcity. Value is in the life, as a knowledge extract of time, which goes into commodities as direct human labour and depreciated capital, through their production. By structuring their preferences, consumers try to confiscate more of such value per unit of expended income, extending their social presence, soothing their angst and gaining power over each other. This raises output and makes gains cancel out. Negative psychological externalities preclude any well-being or social-welfare type conclusion.
These resolve a number of long-standing issues: endogenously generated growth, the micro-macro connection, the price mechanism, crises, unemployment, etc. Equilibrium is of a low-potential kind, not of a force-balancing one, and it is unique, reachable and stable. The relevant analytics involve purely economic, non-psychological entities. Consumer behaviour is grounded on a well-defined, structure-based decision criterion and on observably measurable magnitudes, only. The social ramifications of the two juxtaposed perspectives are discussed at length.
Edited by Ben Fine, Jyoti Saraswati and Daniela Tavasci
May 2013, Pluto Press. ISBN: 9780745331669 (pb) | website
Moving beyond abstract economic models and superficial descriptions of the market, Beyond the Developmental State analyses the economic, political and ideological interests which underpin current socio-economic processes. Through this approach, the contributors show the close interrelation between states and markets in both national and international contexts. Drawing on a wide range of case studies and themes, the book exposes the theoretical and empirical limitations of the developmental state paradigm, offering alternatives as well as discussing the policy implications and challenges they raise.
By Deborah Johnston
May 2013, Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-68116-2. Series: Routledge International Studies in Health Economics | website
Using examples from Sub-Saharan African countries, the book explains how mainstream economics has been applied to the various HIV epidemics. The book shows the weaknesses of standard economic approaches to HIV spread and to AIDS impact. It argues that both political economy and feminist approaches better illuminate the causes and consequences of this terrible disease.
By John McMurtry
July 2013, Pluto Press ISBN: 9780745333137 (pb) | website
THE CANCER STAGE OF CAPITALISM is a modern classic of critical philosophy and political economy, renowned for its depth and comprehensive research. It provides a step by step diagnosis of the continuing economic collapse in the US and Europe and has had an enormous influence on new visions of economic alternatives.
John McMurtry argues that our world disorder of unending crises is the predictable result of a cancerous economic system multiplying out of all control and destroying ecological, social and organic life - a process he describes as 'global ecogenocide'. In this updated edition he explains the ‘social immune response’ required to fight the ‘macro cancer’, something which has already been shown in developments such as the Occupy movement and the democratic social transformation of Latin America.
In an official global culture increasingly destructive of life, this book shows the necessity and possibility of building a sustainable society based on a universal commitment to life and nature.
Edited by Steven G. Medema, Warren J. Samuels
May 2013, Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-56868-5 (pb), 978-0-415-56867-8 (hb) | website
This collection of readings covers the major themes that have preoccupied economic thinkers throughout the ages, including price determination and the underpinnings of the market system, monetary theory and policy, international trade and finance, income distribution, and the appropriate role for government within the economic system. These ideas unfold, develop, and change course over time at the hands of scholars such as Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, François Quesnay, David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Robert Malthus, David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, William Stanley Jevons, Alfred Marshall, Irving Fisher, Thorstein Veblen, John Maynard Keynes, Milton Friedman, and Paul Samuelson. Each reading has been selected with a view to both enlightening the reader as to the major contributions of the author in question and to giving the reader a broad view of the development of economic thought and analysis over time.
By Howard J. Sherman and Michael A. Meeropol
July 2013, M.E. Sharpe. ISBN: 978-0-7656-3611-9 (pb) | Discount Flyer | website
In clear, understandable language, the authors trace the historical roots of modern capitalism, place the business cycle at the center of this system, explain the central importance of the financial system to macroeconomic outcomes, and address the human costs. Online instructor's materials are available for adopting professors including an additional chapter on Supply and Demand.
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The Attitude, WNHN 94.7 FM. July 29, 2013
Who owns the U.S. government debt and why does it matter? Sandy Brian Hager talks about the concentration of debt ownership, regressive transfer payments, and the class logic behind the 'fix-the-debt' campaign. Original research that bites.(Duration: 26 minutes)
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Dear friends of labor and workers:
Since spring 2012, Brooklyn College has withdrawn the resources that had once nurtured the Graduate Center for Worker Education, and has visibly removed necessary educational services for its hard-working students.
Please take a moment to sign this Move-On Petition and forward widely. Signing this petition now will make an incredible difference in defending the right of workers to obtain education. Signing now will not take more than 1 minute of your time.
Committee of Concerned Students, Alumni, Faculty & Staff
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Era appena succeduto a Daniela Murillo, alla guida del nostro circolo di Bruxelles. Angelo Reati, è caduto rovinosamente dalla sua amata bicicletta mentre era impegnato in una discesa vicino Orte (Roma) e nonostante la tempestività dei soccorsi, non ce l’ha fatta. Italiano residente in Belgio, milanese di origine, Angelo era ricercatore indipendente di economia politica. I suoi temi di ricerca sono stati le questioni di sviluppo economico di lungo periodo (le “onde lunghe”), il cambiamento strutturale, la teoria della produzione, la teoria del valore. Ha prestato servizio per lunghi anni alla Commissione Europea lavorando alla Direzione generale degli Affari economici. Il suo impegno nell’associazione è stato sempre di altissimo livello.
Il lavoro di Angelo per LeG
Libertà e Giustizia ha già espresso, su questo sito, il cordoglio di tutta l’Associazione per la scomparsa, in un tragico incidente, di Angelo Reati, attivo da sempre nel circolo di Bruxelles e da poco coordinatore dello stesso.
Desidero aggiungere il grande apprezzamento per il contributo che egli ha dato in una occasione specifica, che mi ha dato modo di interagire personalmente con lui. Si tratta della elaborazione del documento, “Per una economia giusta oltre che libera”, che abbiamo qui pubblicato il 7 gennaio scorso. Il punto di partenza di tale testo è stata una sintetica scheda, “Spunti su come uscire dalla crisi”, stesa da Angelo un anno prima (è datata 18 dicembre 2011); la sua profonda cultura di derivazione keynesiana e la sua vasta esperienza internazionale lo inducevano a fornire all’Italia e all’Europa indicazioni molto precise, alternative all’austerità e alla passiva accettazione del drammatico incremento delle disuguaglianze.
Su queste idee, su altre sviluppate dal circolo di Milano e riferite in particolare alla conversione ambientale come contributo alla crescita, si è sviluppato tra i due circoli un confronto a più voci, dal quale è emerso il citato documento. A differenza di troppi intellettuali che parlano (o scrivono) e non ascoltano, Angelo ha più volte rielaborato i testi per raccogliere i diversi contributi; egli sapeva bene che giungere a un prodotto collegialmente condiviso non diminuisce, ma anzi esalta, il ruolo di chi guida un lavoro.
Il documento, che consiglio di rileggere, voleva fornire indicazioni per le strategie di un auspicato governo di centrosinistra; per i motivi che sappiamo, esse sono ancora lì a futura memoria. Se il quadro politico consentirà un giorno di ripartire con progetti di innovazione, sarà per noi un forte rimpianto non avere Angelo Reati a spingere ancora nella direzione voluta, sempre con proposte puntuali e non con meri slogan.
See alo, “Angelo Reati” by Massimo Giunti, July 28, 2013