Issue 266 July 13, 2020 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory
Given current circumstances, I expect a larger share of you, dear readers, to stay at home during this (northern hemisphere) summer time. This change of routines is not only reducing our ecological footprints (although only slightly and by far not enough), it also provides me with the opportunity to get some readings done. I look forward to doing all sorts of readings: necessary & unnecessary readings, readings of stuff my students wrote and, of course, readings required for decreasing the height of the book & paper staple with the dreadful "to read"-tag on it. In case you are still searching for some additional reading material to more effectively borderline between home-office and home-vacation, you probably can make good use of the recently published books (especially this one seems timely) and journal-issues compiled below. Especially, the inaugural issue of the recently launched Review of Evolutionary Political Economy (REPE) should most definitely catch your attention.
In any case, please note that (northern hemisphere) summer time also implies that the Newsletter is going to reduce its frequency of publication until September. This means you will receive news from us only every four instead of every three weeks.
Have a good time, stay healthy and hope to see you in August,
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1-3 September 2021, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
Papers dealing with any aspect of the history of economics from any period are welcome. We encourage submissions from disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. We also welcome papers taking a non-European or global perspective. Presentations by PhD students and early career scholars are particularly encouraged. The Society will award a few stipends to cover part of the travel expenses of young scholars. Abstract proposals (200 words min.) or full papers should be sent to cc2006[at]cam.ac.uk by the 31 st of March 2021. Proposals should have THETS 2021 in the subject line. Please attach a copy of your CV if you would like to be considered for a young scholar stipend. Notifications will be sent by the 30 th of April 2021. Full papers are expected by the 15th of August 2021. For more information, please check the THETS website and do not hesitate to contact us.
Submission Deadline: 31 March 2021
Every Friday in November 2020, online
WINIR is pleased to sponsor a mini-series of online workshops aiming to bring together researchers from different disciplines to improve our theoretical, empirical and methodological understanding of different aspects of corruption, rent-seeking behaviours and informal practices within different institutional contexts.
A general consensus exists that corruption and other forms of rent-seeking behaviour impose tremendous costs on society, because they reduce funds devoted to public goods including safety, social services, and infrastructure. They create economic distortions, lower economic growth and increase inequality. From the institutional perspective, institutions – as rules and norms able to constrain and shape human interactions – should minimise these collective action problems by discouraging and penalising rent-seeking behaviours. Within the literature on individuals’ conformity and compliance to rules (broadly defined as social norms), emphasis has been placed on the study of the reasons why institutions designed to contain such behaviours fail to act as expected. Across different social science disciplines a consensus is emerging that corruption and other forms of rent-seeking behaviours cannot be reduced to a lack of institutional quality.
This workshop aims to provide an ad-hoc research platform to further this debate this debate. We are interested in work that sheds light on corruption and other forms of rent-seeking behaviours within different institutional and socio-cultural contexts from a broad and interdisciplinary perspective. The workshop also aims to explore different aspects of informality, the complementarities existing between informal practices and different forms of institutions, and the relational mechanisms linking informal practices and corruption. We welcome contributions from different academic disciplines (including, but not limited to, political science, economics, development studies, law, sociology, social psychology and organisational studies), using different level of analysis (individuals, firms and organisations, sectors, regions, countries, etc.) and different methodologies and techniques (theoretical, empirical, qualitative, quantitative, comparative, etc.).
Specifically, we invite submission of papers from any relevant discipline addressing issues including but not limited to:
Please send a structured abstract (max. 500 words) or a full paper (if available and preferred by the submitters) to G.Schnyder@lboro.ac.uk. The submission should be sent with “Four Fridays for Corruption” in the subject line. Structured abstracts need to adopt the following structure:
Please note that the format of the submission (structured abstract or full paper) will not affect the chances of being accepted. Researchers submitting structured abstracts will not be treated less favourably than authors submitting full papers.
Authors of accepted submissions will be notified by 28 September 2020.
Structure of presentations
Every session will last for two hours. There will be 3 paper presentations of 20 minutes each followed by 5-minute comments from the discussant. The remainder will be open discussion and Q&A. Sessions will be scheduled at the times best suitable for presenters in different time zones. Therefore, the precising timing of each Friday session will be announced once the selection of papers has been made. As every paper presentation will be assigned a discussant, it will be important to submit full papers two weeks before each workshop.
For any queries, please contact any of the workshop convenors: Luca Andriani (firstname.lastname@example.org), Randolph L. Bruno (Randolph.email@example.com), Elodie Douarin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Gerhard Schnyder (G.Schnyder@lboro.ac.uk). Please find more information on the website.
Submission Deadline: 7 September 2020
The ‘new normal’ that is currently being much talked about will not come after the crisis; it is the crisis. Multiple, interrelated crises represent the normality in the 21st century. This permanent state of crisis forms the reality for the current generation of pupils and students. The corona-crisis clearly shows not only pupils and students, but also teachers and lecturers what it means to learn, to teach and to do research during the crisis. The crisis itself is a teacher: it forces us to give up what we are accustomed to, to improvise and to try out new things.
The aim of the anthology for which we are asking for contributions here is to make the inventiveness of teachers and students, which was particularly called for in the corona-crisis, fruitful for a program of crisis-conscious and sustainable socio-economic education and research. What educational content, what forms of education and what educational policies are needed to learn from crises? What consequences does this have for a socio-economic research that wants to contribute to the way out of this permanent state of crisis?
With the help of a reflexive and programmatic reflection of own teaching and learning experiences, educational and science policy proposals, but also historical and theoretical considerations, the anthology is intended to invite readers to explore didactic and scientific paths out of a state of permanent crisis and to inspire them to further develop a crisis-conscious and transformative socio-economic education and research.
Submissions in German or English are requested to be sent as a Word document to email@example.com by 31st of October 2020 (max. 30,000 characters including spaces including bibliography; abstract of 300 words including keywords; citation according to APA, 6. edition). The contributions will be reviewed by external experts in a double-blind review process. In order to ensure that the volume can be published quickly, the contributions will be forwarded to the reviewers immediately after receipt.
The anthology is published in the book series “Socio-economic Education and Research”, which is edited by Christian Fridrich (Vienna), Silja Graupe (Bernkastel-Kues), Reinhold Hedtke (Bielefeld/Frankfurt a.M.) and Georg Tafner (Graz/Berlin) on behalf of the Society for Socio-economic Education and Research (ASEER). Editors of this volume are Lisa-Marie Schröder (Frankfurt a.M.), Harald Hantke (Lüneburg), Theresa Steffestun (Bernkastel-Kues/Lausanne) and Reinhold Hedtke (Bielefeld/Frankfurt a.M.). The volume is expected to be published in summer 2021. See further details here.
Submission Deadline: 31 October 2020
The Forum for Social Economic (FSE) is pleased to invite submissions to a special issue on Healthcare, Covid-19 and the Foundational Economy. We particularly welcome submissions from different disciplines that complement the social-economic perspective, and encourage the utilization of different theoretical perspectives and the application of a wide variety of methodological approaches (qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method). Both conceptual and empirical contributions are welcome.
If you are interested in submitting an abstract or have any questions, please email prof. Stefano Neri at firstname.lastname@example.org and confirm your interest. We would be happy to receive your suggestions and/or answer your queries regarding the suitability of your topic. The first step then is to submit an abstract. Please email paper title and abstract (300 words) to the editor no later than 31 August 2020. All papers will be subject to double-blind peer review. All papers must be submitted online through the journal website. For author guidelines and the submission process see here.
The Covid-19 crisis has challenged healthcare systems around the world by highlighting their different capacities to ensure a set of actions: providing intensive care in hospitals, treating patients in their homes, practicing massive virological tests. More precisely, the main differences concern the following dimensions and variables:
The literature and research on health policies and health care systems has long taken into account these dimensions by linking them to specific welfare regimes and / or to changes in public action brought about by the spread of the New Public Management.
Within this framework, the purpose of this issue is to develop an analysis and reflection on healthcare and Covid-19 in the perspective of the Foundational Economy. This perspective, proposed by a collective of (mainly) European academic researchers (https://foundationaleconomy.com/), is centered on collective consumption through networks and branches which are the infrastructure of everyday life. The foundational encompasses material utilities like water, gas and electricity and providential services like education, health and care. These essential goods and services are not individual consumption from income but collective consumption because they depend on social provision of the foundational reliance systems which keep us safe and civilised. Therefore, from a foundational viewpoint, the distinctive role of public policy is not to boost private consumption by delivering economic growth but to ensure the quantity and quality of foundational services.
We suggest that the pandemic revealed the importance of the foundational economy, thus, of healthcare services as well as of all those economic activities that could not be locked down, such as food production and distribution, education, water, gas and energy distribution, telecommunications, public transport, waste management. Furthermore, the health crisis highlighted the weight of marketization and financialisation processes as well as their effects on public health. In Italy, for example, particularly in some regions, these processes involved the displacement of a significant amount of resources from primary and community care infrastructures to public and private hospitals. This greatly affected the ability of the health system as a whole to contain the pandemic.
Subject Question Coverage:
Other papers related to the theme are welcome. The special issue is tentatively scheduled to be published in 2021. For further information please visit the journal's official website.
Submission Deadline: 31 August 2020
The new interdisciplinary journal, the Review of Evolutionary Political Economy (REPE), which has a strong interest in developing innovative IPE work and invites you to consider submitting an article for the Special Issue on Financialisation.
Across the social sciences and within political economy, financialisation has become a prominent theme. It is most commonly defined as a rise in the role and power of financial interests, institutions and motives over politics, society and the economy broadly. This, in turn, includes diverse phenomena such as shareholder value orientation, real estate booms, shadow banking, securitisation and new forms of wealth. The concept of financialisation has been used to explain a slowdown in business investment, consumption booms based on rising household debt, a return of financial cycles, rising inequality and changing subjectivities. This set of changes is underpinned by various sub-processes, including broad macro-historical shifts, as well as developments of social and cultural transformation. Across the literatures, most scholars emphasise the relatively recent ascent of financialisation.
The special issue aims to take stock of the existing research as well as explore the frontiers and limitations of financialisation. We particularly invite papers that address questions like:
We invite articles as contributions to the special issue of REPE. Papers will be original articles and will undergo blind peer-review.
For queries please contact Anastasia Nesvetailova (A.Nesvetailova@city.ac.uk), Stefano Sgambati (email@example.com) or Engelbert Stockhammer (Engelbert.firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the journal's official website. If you intend to submit a paper, we appreciate an expression of interest with a title and abstract by 1 Sept (please send to Engelbert.email@example.com).
Submission Deadline: 1 September 2020
The climatic and ecological challenges facing human societies require radical behavioural, economic and political transformations. Awareness of our planet’s limitations prompts us to question the way contemporary economies are organized and regulated. This call for papers from the Revue de la régulation (https://journals.openedition.org/regulation/) – a journal that provides a debating forum for institutionalist analyses – will bring together contributions questioning the institutions on which the capitalist economic system rests in terms of climatic and ecological issues. Proposals whether from economics and the various social sciences and/or from cross-disciplinary approaches are all awaited in accordance with the Journal’s editorial line. Four directions are given precedence but are not exhaustive:
Submission Deadline for Proposals: 2 September 2020
13 September 2020 | Lombokstraat 40, 1094 AL Amsterdam
Why is working-class internationalism so difficult to achieve? Why could workers so often be seduced by jingoism and xenophobia? Why do Northern workers frequently behave indifferently towards the misery of workers in the Global South? Socialists have been discussing these questions for a long time, across the world. Often these discussions are framed in moral or even moralistic terms (e.g., Christian notions of universal charity). A materialist approach however demands that we address at least the following issues: i) the dynamics of global capitalism and its ramifications for the emancipation of the world working class; ii) the relationship between this capitalist dynamics and changing moralities; iii) the fear of slightly ‘privileged’ workers for deteriorating living conditions; and iv) the necessary conditions for organizing countervailing power and a radical counter-culture. The issue is as important as it is complex; its analysis can only proceed step by step.... For full introduction see here.
How to get there:
International Institute for Research and Education (www.iire.org), Lombokstraat 40, 1094 AL Amsterdam. Tram 14 from Central Station. Stop Zeeburgerdijk. Follow tramline and turn left after square with huge building. Given the constraints by the COVID-19 measures (1.5 metre distancing), we will proceed with a physical conference (old style) with a limited number of participants , together with a webinar, as well as streaming on our website.
For registration and further information please visit the website.
6-15 November 2020 | online
The world is in crisis and we need to respond with new economic thinking. We can’t meet in person this year, but we also can’t afford to wait. So we’re taking the YSI Plenary online. We hope you will join us for the YSI Virtual Plenary on 6-15 November, 2020. It won’t be anything like a regular conference, or a series of Zoom calls. We’re going to reimagine what a plenary can be, and we will push the envelope on online academic collaboration. So, forget the confines of classroom walls, and picture a virtual sea of possibilities! Each working group will prepare their virtual ship to escape the doldrums of old economics and sail off into the horizon. A virtual lighthouse will help you find the way. Constellations of questions will guide our path. And, of course, there will be a party island to hang out with friends!
The YSI Plenary will not simply be an event; at its core it will be a collaborative process to debate and determine the questions that inspire our community. You’ll be able to drop in and out--regardless of your timezone and personal schedule--and view updates on the progress at any time. The plenary will have three distinct elements:
Each working group will organize a track in the program, with sessions that:
The list of working groups available includes
An interactive graph will help us define the research questions that will guide our community in the coming year. You will be able to update the graph by creating new questions, rephrasing old ones, or changing their topical relationships. To guide the process, the Questions Fair will feature:
The YSI Plenary is also the time to get caught up on important community updates.
Join the growing group of contributors that are signing up to present work, to lead sessions, or to initiate sessions they've dreamed up themselves! Pick a track and submit to one, two, or all of them online. After your submission is reviewed, you will be contacted by one of the working groups or by YSI management. They'll let you know if your contribution was selected for the program or not.
Please find more information about different ways of contributing to the panel as well as specific deadlines for the individual working groups on the website.
Submission Deadline: September 2020
Covid-19 is a huge tragedy which has also dramatically revealed the weaknesses and lack of sustainability in our current economic models. Across the globe, people are realising that we owe it to those who have suffered to use the recovery to build back better – to find new ways of organising our economies to address inequality and the ecological crisis we face.
We want diverse young people from around the world, bringing their ideas and lived experience to have a bigger voice in shaping the future and what build back better looks like. And this is not just for those who have studied economics. We all live in economies and they interact with politics, society, the ecology, design, racism, sexism etc. The more diverse the perspectives, the better the thinking.
Of course, given the circumstances, this summer festival is different
…and all totally free to join in the unique expereince we’re offering.
If you are 25 and under, enjoy meeting new people, discussing ideas and are looking to find a purposeful career in these challenging times, then this is for you…
If you are over 25, enjoy using your expertise to help develop new ideas, want to expand your leadership and communication skills and energise your own thinking with fresh views, then you should join as a mentor. In this role you can work with younger participants to develop and refine proposals and help them to find a future career with purpose in these challenging times. We will brief you and support you in carrying out this role. The level of involvement you can offer is up to you – have a look at what the role involves.
Register now to get further information and you will immediately be able to:
15-23 August 2020, online
The Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET-YSI) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) are organizing a Summer School on the theme "From the Transformation of Economics to Economic Transformation: Pathways to a Better Future”, from August 15 to August 23, 2020. Given the travel restrictions and other containment measures, the summer school will be hosted online. This will be a global event, comprising one day of YSI-hosted pre-meeting on the August 15, allowing all participants to get to know each other before the school begins, followed by a week-long series of workshops by senior academics from across the world, curated by UNCTAD and YSI. These workshops will broadly cover the following themes during the summer school:
A detailed outline of the summer school can be found here. All workshops will be conducted between 2 pm to 5 pm CET. Please note that, given the time differences in time zone, we are trying our best to choose a slot that would work for most regions. We invite you to participate in the summer school and engage in these week-long critical discussions. Please submit your request for registration here. In addition to the workshops, the School is also happy to announce a mentorship programme and a blog-post writing competition.
Participants will have the opportunity to apply for a short individual mentorship session about their research or policy interest with one of the school’s lecturers. In order to apply for the mentorship programme, you are requested to include a short note in the registration form about your research interests / work and how you expect to benefit from the mentorship programme. If selected for the programme, you will be assigned a suitable mentor based on your research interest / work.
The blog-post would be a short, accessible blogpost on one of the themes of the conference. If you wish to participate in the competition, please submit a small abstract in the registration form based on one of the themes of the workshop. The participants whose abstracts are shortlisted, will be invited to participate in the competition and will be expected to work on their piece during the duration of the summer school. If participants display similar interests, the organization might group them and encourage them to work together to develop their posts. Participants will be encouraged to draw insights from these workshops in order to develop their essays. Additionally, they will receive one round of comments from an assigned senior lecturer on their piece and some directions on how to develop it further. The participants will be required to submit the final essay a week after the summer school, i.e., on August 30th. These final submissions will be reviewed by a committee of economists and the best essay essay will be published on the YSI Community Blog and linked to the webpage of the UNCTAD Debt and Development Finance Branch. Please note that taking part in the competition and/or the mentorship programme is optional and is not required of all the participants.
Application Deadline: 10 August 2020
Job title: University Assistant in Gender Studies (six-year position)
The Department for Women’s and Gender Studies at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, invites applications for a Post-Doc position (Assistant Professorship) for Gender Studies in the Social and Economic Sciences. The appointment will be full-time for a fixed term of six years and start on December 1, 2020.
The successful candidate has to hold a doctorate or PhD in the economic or social sciences, possess expertise in the area of gender studies as part of the social and/or economic sciences, and have strong skills working with quantitative or qualitative empirical research methods (preferably knowledge in both areas). Expertise in the field of “Work and Gender” as well as teaching experience is an advantage. High scientific research potential is expected. Successful candidates need to be able to fruitfully interact in an interdisciplinary team and have a broad interest in gender studies. Excellent English skills are required, good German knowledge is an advantage.
For further details please check the official announcement in English and German:
On the basis of full-time employment (40 hours/week) the minimum salary in accordance with the collective agreement is € 3,889.50 gross per month (14 x per year, CA Job Grade: B1).
Prospective applicants interested in this position are requested to electronically send an application that includes a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, copies of course grades and degrees as well as two selected research papers via our online portal jku.at/application or to the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Department of Human Resource Management, Altenberger Straße 69, A-4040 Linz. It is necessary to include “Job Reference Number 4195“ in the application. Application Deadline is August 17, 2020.
If you have questions, please contact: Univ. Prof. Dr. Doris Weichselbaumer, Phone: +43 732 2468 3736, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: 17. August 2020
job title: PhD Students in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets
The Department of Economy and Society at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg announces 1-3 positions as PhD student located at the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The department conducts education and research within three different subject areas; Economic History, Human Geography, and Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Asset. The different subjects within the department create possibilities to carry out interdisciplinary education and research.
The Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship conducts research and education in the field of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets. The subject area deals with innovation processes with a focus on entrepreneurship and intellectual assets. More specifically, it focuses on the different determinants of innovation processes, the actors involved, and the related social and economic consequences. The research on innovation and entrepreneurship aims to explain the correlation between, and to identify methods and strategies to promote, innovation and entrepreneurship in a societal and organizational perspective. Also the effects on individuals, organizations, businesses, institutions and knowledge due to innovation-related societal changes are analysed. The institute offers single subject at Bachelor´s level, two Master´s programmes, and doctoral education. For further information about the institute, please click here.
To further strengthen our research and teaching in the field of innovation, entrepreneurship and intellectual capital management, we seek to employ 1 to 3 candidates for research student positions (PhD students). Professor McKelvey’s Distinguished Professors Program, financed for 10 years by the Swedish Research Council is the research group, within which these PhD students will work. Including a group of scholars at the department and internationally, the PhD students will be part of her research programme on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems.This Distinguished Professor’s Program has three specific goals: 1) Conceptualize knowledge intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems; 2) Analyze empirically the dynamic relationships involving collective and individual action between knowledge intensive entrepreneurs (as individuals) and the surrounding institutions, firms and organizations; and 3) Explain changes in these knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems over time.
In doing so, we study knowledge creation and knowledge transfer between firms and between firms and universities. We do so by studying empirical phenomena primarily within Sweden, and within these three industries: transportation industry (including electro-mobility, autonomous systems and AI), life sciences (including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical technology) and sports / sports technology.
The PhD students will work within McKelvey’s Distinguished Professor Program, focusing on transformation of the ecosystems over time and knowledge transfer. They will use advanced qualitative and quantitative methods in related projects. One PhD project will develop a case study within “life sciences” of how knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems are established and maintained as well as how the new types of engineering knowledge and networks are developed through collaboration. A second PhD project will execute a survey and interview knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial firms and their external contacts, within a specified area of sports/sports-technology. A third PhD project will address knowledge creation and knowledge transfer between firms and between firms and universities, within engineering fields.
The research will include advanced methods as related to the theoretical literature in our subject area. In this research programme, the theories we use focus upon innovation and entrepreneurship from an evolutionary economics and Schumepterian perspectives on industrial dynamics, technology diffusion, public policy, digitalization and entrepreneurship. The work will involve the development and use of large-scale databases as well as qualitative case studies, and can also involve drawing out and presenting the implications for firms, universities and public policy makers.
Entry requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) programmes require both general and specific eligibility. The general entry requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) programmes are:
In addition, admission to the third-cycle programme in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets at the University of Gothenburg also requires with 15 credits in a course as well as 15 credits in an advanced thesis, within the subject or a closely related topic. Qualified is the person who masters English at a high level in speech and writing. If the PhD student does not know Swedish, he/she is expected to learn Swedish.
Applicants will be assessed based on the general and specific eligibility requirements as specified above, including especially the evaluation of their ability to complete from PhD study programme. During the assessment, we will specifically evaluate and place a high value upon analytical skills as well as documented qualifications regarding the ability to write scientific texts in English. The candidates will also be evaluated upon their ability to work independently on their thesis, but also to be able to collaborate with colleagues the research programme.
Personal suitability is of importance for the appointment of employment. For the position it is important with ability to co-operate. You should be able to work independently as well as in a team. You should have characteristics which enable you to learn, also through interacting with leading scholars through PhD courses and conferences, both nationally and internationally.
The position is a temporary position of four years according to the Higher Education Ordinance with an extent of 100 %. The employment is located at the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Department of Economy and Society. First day of employment is September 15, 2020, or upon agreement. Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctorial level are given in SFS 1993:100.
Only the one who are admitted to third-cycle (doctoral) programmes may be employed as PhD student. Departmental work such as education, research or administrative assignments may be relevant, as determined by department policy. A new employment is valid for maximum one year. The employment extends with maximum two years at a time. The total employment time cannot extend more than four years of doctoral education on full-time. The university applies local agreement regarding setting of wage rates for PhD students.
How to apply
In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application at the last date of application.
Please attach the following as part of the application:
Please clearly state your social security in the application, preferably in the CV and Cover Letter. Also clearly state the reference number to the recruitment case. For further information please visit the official website or contact Maureen McKelvey, Professor, +46-76-618-1442, email@example.com.
Application Deadline: 3 August 2020
Special Issue "China: Developmental Models and Environmental Governance"Fuchs, Daniel; Wenten, Frido: Development Models and Environmental Governance under Xi Jinping
Roberts, Michael: China: Three Models Of Development
Marinaccio, Julia: Banning Logging, Conserving Legitimacy: Large-Scale Ecological Restoration under Xi Jinping
Steuer, Benjamin: Governing China's Informal Waste Collectors under Xi Jinping: Aligning Interests to Yield Effective Outcomes
Pfeffer, Clemens: Gerhard Hauck: "Was der Entwicklungsforschung als Gegenstand bleibt..."
Eleutério F. S. Prado: Walras in the light of Marx, Lacan and his own
Roberto Goulart Menezes e Milton Carlos Bragatti: Dragon in the “backyard”: China’s investment and trade in Latin America in the context of crisis
Patrícia Alencar Silva Mello, Mario Gomes Schapiro e Nelson Marconi: Targeting economic development with science and technology parks and gateway cities: Schumpeterian possibilities of new developmental states in fostering local and global development
Walid Tijerina: Developmentalism as a comparative-historical model: From Friedrich List to Bresser-Pereira
Kunibert Raffer: Friedrich List and Dutch Disease: two sides of the same coin?
Jose Luís da Costa Oreiro, Guilherme Jonas Costa da Silva e Júlio Fernando Costa Santos: The debate about Sraffian Supermultiplier Model and the future of heterodox growth models
João Sicsú: Luzes e Sombras: um olhar de Keynes sobre a esquerda
Madina Uspambayena, Altay Zeinelgabdin, Bazhan Turebekova, Aliya Rakayeva, Anvar Tulaganou e Timur Taipov: Agriculture in Kazakhstan: effective financial management
Eduardo Matarazzo Suplicy e Mônica Dallari: Citizen’s basic income and Kenya
Emmanuel Carré, Laurent Le Maux: The Federal Reserve’s Dollar Swap Lines and the European Central Bank during the global financial crisis of 2007–09
André Nassif; Carmem Feijó; Eliane Araújo: Macroeconomic policies in Brazil before and after the 2008 global financial crisis: Brazilian policy-makers still trapped in the New Macroeconomic Consensus guidelines
Seamus McGuinness; Adele Bergin: The political economy of a Northern Ireland border poll
Sara Stevano; Deborah Johnston; Emmanuel Codjoe: Better decisions for food security? Critical reflections on the economics of food choice and decision-making in development economics
Daniele Girardi; Walter Paternesi Meloni; Antonella Stirati: Reverse hysteresis? Persistent effects of autonomous demand expansions
Mark Stelzner; Mayuri Chaturvedi: Deregulating antitrust policy
Emilio Carnevali; Giuseppe Fontana; Marco Veronese Passarella: Assessing the Marshall–Lerner condition within a stock-flow consistent model
Patrick Mokre; Miriam Rehm: Inter-industry wage inequality: persistent differences and turbulent equalisation
Fabrice Bardet, Alexandre Coulondre, and Lucia Shimbo: Financial natives: Real estate developers at work
Vanessa Endrejat and Matthias Thiemann: When Brussels meets shadow banking – Technical complexity, regulatory agency and the reconstruction of the shadow banking chain
Nina Haerter: Ceci n’est pas un Capital Markets Union: Re-establishing EU-led financialization
Mathieu Dupuis, John Peters, and Phillippe J Scrimger: Financialization and union decline in Canada: The influence on sectors and core industries
Merve Sancak: Partisan politics of skills in middle-income countries: Insiders, outsiders and the vocational education system of Turkey
Terry Hathaway: Neoliberalism as Corporate Power
Christopher M Dent: Brexit, Trump and trade: Back to a late 19th century future?
Solee Shin: East Asia’s retail revolution: Diffusion of organized retailing and varieties of market development in Korea and Taiwan
Arjo Klamer: What About the Society? Comments on Virgil Henry Storr and Ginny Seung Choi’s Do Markets Corrupt Our Morals?
Benjamin Ferguson: Virtues, Consequences, and the Market
Roberto Fumagalli : Markets, Morals, and Virtues: Evidential and Conceptual Issues
Ginny Seung Choi and Virgil Henry Storr: Measuring Markets and Morality
Kohei Saito: Marx’s Theory of Metabolism in the Age of Global Ecological CrisisJackqueline Frost and Jorge E. Lefevre Tavárez: Tragedy of the Possible: Aimé Césaire in Cuba, 1968
Paul Cammack: Marx on Social Reproduction
David Camfield: From Revolution to Modernising Counter-Revolution in Russia, 1917–28
Alexander Reznik:Leon Trotsky, the Cultural Debates, and the Political Struggle in 1923
Matt Vidal: Contradictions of the Labour Process, Worker Empowerment and Capitalist Inefficiency
Martín Arboleda: Towards an agrarian question of circulation: Walmart's expansion in Chile and the agrarian political economy of supply chain capitalism
Markus Kröger, Anja Nygren: Shifting frontier dynamics in Latin America
Ian G. Baird: Problems for the plantations: Challenges for large‐scale land concessions in Laos and Cambodia
Inés Marco, Roc Padró, Enric Tello: Labour, nature, and exploitation: Social metabolism and inequality in a farming community in mid‐19th century Catalonia
Rebecca A. Ellis, Tony Weis, Sainath Suryanarayanan, Kata Beilin: From a free gift of nature to a precarious commodity: Bees, pollination services, and industrial agriculture
Simone Piras: Home‐grown food and the benefits of sharing: The “intergenerational pact” in postsocialist Moldova
Philippe Pédelahore, Laurien Uwizeyimana, Juliet Wainaina, Claude Toko, Philippe Vaast: Contribution to a renewed framework for analysing the interactions between family and capitalist agriculture
Andrew F. Cooper & Christina Stolte: Insider and Outsider Strategies of Influence: The BRICS’ Dualistic Approach Towards Informal Institutions
Dries Lesage , Wouter Lips & Mattias Vermeiren: The BRICs and International Tax Governance: The Case of Automatic Exchange of Information
Valbona Muzaka & Omar Ramon Serrano: Teaming Up? China, India and Brazil and the Issue of Benefit-Sharing from Genetic Resource Use
Matthew Louis Bishop & Zhang Xiaotong: Why is China a Reluctant Leader of the World Trade Organization?
Peg Murray-Evans: Rising Powers in Complex Regimes: South African Norm Shopping in the Governance of Cross-Border Investment
Cemal Burak Tansel: The Shape of ‘Rising Powers’ to Come? The Antinomies of Growth and Neoliberal Development in Turkey
Sudeep Jain & Daniela Gabor: The Rise of Digital Financialisation: The Case of India
Lydia Jones & Michael J. Bloomfield: PPPs in China: Does the Growth in Chinese PPPs Signal a Liberalising Economy?
Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid, Carlo Panico, Martìn Puchet Anyul: Julio López Gallardo (1941-2020)Julio López Gallardo: France: The political economy of discontent. The “Gilets Jaunes” movement
Bernardina Algieri, Emiliano Brancaccio, Damiano Buonaguidi: Stock market volatility, speculation and unemployment: A Granger-causality analysis
Andrea Fabrizi, Giuseppe Garofalo, Giulio Guarini, Valentina Meliciani: Employment, innovation, and interfirm networks
Christopher E.S. Warburton, Emerson Abraham Jackson: Monetary Policy Responses to Exogenous Perturbations: The Case of a Small Open Economy (2007-2018)
Edward Fullbrook: The three options: an introduction
Robert H. Wade: Rethinking the world economy as a two-bloc hierarchy
Jayati Ghosh: Global inequality in a time of pandemic
David F. Ruccio: The United States of inequality
Dean Baker: Fixing capitalism: stopping inequality at its source
Richard C. Koo: Inequality challenge in pursued economies
James Galbraith and Jaehee Choi: Inequality under globalization
Steven Pressman: Thomas Piketty’s changing views on inequality
Jamie Morgan: Inequality: what we think, what we don’t think and why we acquiesce
Peter Radford: The art of balance: the search for equaliberty and solidarity
David A. Westbrook: Climbing to 10: globalization, digitization,shareholder capitalism and the summits of contemporary wealth
Victor A. Beker: Poverty and income inequality: a complex relationship
Erik S. Reinert: The inequalities that could not happen: what the Cold War did to economics
Girol Karacaoglu: I LOVE YOU - investing for intergenerational wellbeing
Holger Apel: Inequality in development
Geoff Crocker: Inequality and the case for UBI funded by sovereign money
Ann Pettifor: Inequality and morbid symptoms of a financialised system
Marshall Auerback: Why COVID-19 is the great unequalizer
Federico D’Onofrio and Gerardo Serra: Chapter 1: Hidden Agency: Economists and Authoritarian Regimes in The 20th Century
José Luís Cardoso: Chapter 2: Economists and Authoritarianism in Portugal (1926–1974): From Adherence to Dissent
Till Düppe and Sarah Joly-Simard: Chapter 3: Stalin’s Pluralism: How Anti-Dogmatism Serves Tyranny
Elisa Grandi: Chapter 4: World Bank’s Missions in Colombia: Rojas’ Regime, Domestic Opposition, and International Economists (1949–1957)
Alexandre Andrada and Mauro Boianovsky: Chapter 5: The Political Economy of the Income Distribution Controversy in 1970s Brazil: Debating Models and Data Under Military Rule
Tinashe Nyamunda: Chapter 6: Foreign Consultants, Racial Segregation and Dissent: J. L. Sadie and 1960s Southern Rhodesia
Doriana Matraku Dervishi and Marianne Johnson: Chapter 7: Isolation in Albanian Economic Thought
Nicolas Brisset and Raphaël Fèvre: Chapter 8: The Vichy Opportunity: François Perroux’s Institutional and Intellectual Entrepreneurship
Silvano Cincotti, Wolfram Elsner: Towards an evolutionary political economy. Editorial to the inaugural issue of the Review of Evolutionary Political Economy REPE
Smita Srinivas: Institutional variety and the future of economics
Malcolm Sawyer: The past, present and future of evolutionary macroeconomics
Sheila Dow: Gender and the future of macroeconomics: an evolutionary approach
John Davis: Belief reversals as phase transitions and economic fragility: a complexity theory of financial cycles with reflexive agents
Marc Lavoie: Was Hyman Minsky a post-Keynesian economist?
Frank Beckenbach: A value-theoretic approach to economic dynamics and evolution—synthesizing different Marxian modules in a simulation model
Pritika Rao: Behavioral economics in the time of coronavirus: rebellion or “willful ignorance” in the face of “grand challenges”
Dominic Alexander: London's Lost Revolution: William Longbeard and the Historiography of Medieval England
Siyaves Azeri: Evald Ilyenkov's Marxian Critique of Epistemology and Education
Hub Zwart: Friedrich Engels and the Technoscientific Reproducibility of Life: Synthetic Cells as Case Material for Practicing Dialectics of Science Today
August H. Nimtz: Electoral and Parliamentary Politics: Are Marx, Engels and Lenin Still Relevant?
David Laibman: Electoral Politics: A Rejoinder
Steve Ellner: Marta Harnecker (1937–2019)
Chen Hong: Teaching of Marxism in China
Special Issue "Capitalism after Communism: Europe & the World 1989 - 2019"
Kristin van Barneveld, Michael Quinlan, Peter Kriesler, Anne Junor, Fran Baum, Anis Chowdhury, PN (Raja) Junankar, Stephen Clibborn, Frances Flanagan, Chris F Wright, Sharon Friel, Joseph Halevi, Al Rainnie: The COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons on building more equal and sustainable societies
Piotr Żuk, Jan Toporowski: Capitalism after communism: The triumph of neoliberalism, nationalist reaction and waiting for the leftist wave
Hubert Gabrisch: Elements, origins and future of Great Transformations: Eastern Europe and global capitalism
Andreas Bieler, Jokubas Salyga:Baltic labour in the crucible of capitalist exploitation: Reassessing ‘post-communist’ transformation
Przemysław Pluciński: Debt and crisis: Socio-economic critique of neoliberal transformation in Poland
Stuart Shields: The EBRD, fail forward neoliberalism and the construction of the European periphery
Jerzy Osiatyński: TINA and alternative strategies for Polish economic transformation
Rutvica Andrijasevic, Devi Sacchetto, Ngai Pun: One firm, two countries, one workplace model? The case of Foxconn’s internationalisation
Karl Gauffin:Precariousness on the Swedish labour market: A theoretical and empirical account
Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe: The Golden Jubilee: 50 Years of Disseminating Black Political Economy Scholarship
Omari H. Swinton: 50 Years of Power and the Influence of the National Economic Association: Black Economist Contributions to Economics Profession
Margaret C. Simms: The National Economic Association at 50: Where Have We Come From and Where Are We Going?
Barbara A. P. Jones: Lloyd Leroy Hogan
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John H. Young: Financial Viability: A Descriptive Study of African American Banks’ Efficiency
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J. T. Roane: Queering Growth in Mid-20th Century Philadelphia
by Bruna Ingrao and Claudio Sardoni | 2019, Edward Elgar
In this significant new book, Bruna Ingrao and Claudio Sardoni emphasize the crucial importance of considering credit/debt relations and financial markets for a comprehensive understanding of the world in which we live. The book offers both a thorough historical and theoretical reconstruction of how 20th century macroeconomics got (or did not get) to grips with the interactions between banks and financial markets, and the ‘real’ economy.
The book is split into two distinct and thematic parts to expose the different attitudes to banks and finance before and after the Great Depression of the 1930s. Part I explores the period from the turn of the 20th century to the late 1930s, when many important economists devoted great attention to banks and credit relations in their explanations of the working of market economies. Part II discusses the post-war period up until the modern day, when banks and financial markets ceased to be a major concern of mainstream macroeconomics. The 2007–8 crisis gave rise to a renewed interest in credit relations, but many problems inherited from the past still remain open. The authors stress, in particular, the implications of the uneasy, if not impossible, coexistence of the endeavour to set macroeconomics within the framework of general equilibrium theory with the attempt to develop the analysis of the monetary and financial features of actual economies.
Macroeconomists will greatly benefit from this timely book as it examines the historical evolution of the discipline, pointing out the major factors that have largely prevented the development of satisfactory analyses of the interrelations of credit, finance and the macroeconomy. Those involved in current economic policy debates will also benefit from the lessons offered in this book.
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by George C. Bitros, Emmanouil M. L. Economou and Nicholas C. Kyriazis | 2020, Routledge
The authors of this book argue that post-war fiscal and monetary policies in the U.S. are prone to more frequent and more destabilizing domestic and international financial crises. So, in the aftermath of the one that erupted in 2008, they propose that now we are sleepwalking into another, which under the prevailing institutional circumstances could develop into a worldwide financial Armageddon. Thinking ahead of such a calamity, this book presents for the first time a model of democratic governance with privately produced money based on the case of Athens in Classical times, and explains why, if it is conceived as a benchmark for reference and adaptation, it may provide an effective way out from the dreadful predicament that state managed fiat money holds for the stability of Western-type democracies and the international financial system. As the U.S. today, Athens at that time reached the apex of its military, economic, political, cultural, and scientific influence in the world. But Athens triumphed through different approaches to democracy and fundamentally different fiscal and monetary policies than the U.S. Thus the readers will have the opportunity to learn about these differences and appreciate the potential they offer for confronting the challenges contemporary democracies face under the leadership of the U.S. The book will find audiences among academics, university students, and researchers across a wide range of fields and subfields, as well as legislators, fiscal and monetary policy makers, and economic and financial consultants.
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by Alex J. Wood | 2020, Cornell University Press
Despotism on Demand draws attention to the impact of flexible scheduling on managerial power and workplace control. When we understand paid work as a power relationship, argues Alex J. Wood, we see how the spread of precarious scheduling constitutes flexible despotism; a novel regime of control within the workplace.
Wood believes that flexible despotism represents a new domain of inequality, in which the postindustrial working class increasingly suffers a scheduling nightmare. By investigating two of the largest retailers in the world he uncovers how control in the contemporary “flexible firm” is achieved through the insidious combination of “flexible discipline” and “schedule gifts.” Flexible discipline provides managers with an arbitrary means by which to punish workers, but flexible scheduling also requires workers to actively win favor with managers in order to receive “schedule gifts”: more or better hours. Wood concludes that the centrality of precarious scheduling to control means that for those at the bottom of the postindustrial labor market the future of work will increasingly be one of flexible despotism.
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by William A. Darity Jr., A. Kirsten Mullen | 2020, University of North Carolina Press
Racism and discrimination have choked economic opportunity for African Americans at nearly every turn. At several historic moments, the trajectory of racial inequality could have been altered dramatically. Perhaps no moment was more opportune than the early days of Reconstruction, when the U.S. government temporarily implemented a major redistribution of land from former slaveholders to the newly emancipated enslaved. But neither Reconstruction nor the New Deal nor the civil rights struggle led to an economically just and fair nation. Today, systematic inequality persists in the form of housing discrimination, unequal education, police brutality, mass incarceration, employment discrimination, and massive wealth and opportunity gaps. Economic data indicates that for every dollar the average white household holds in wealth the average black household possesses a mere ten cents.
In From Here to Equality, William Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen confront these injustices head-on and make the most comprehensive case to date for economic reparations for U.S. descendants of slavery. After opening the book with a stark assessment of the intergenerational effects of white supremacy on black economic well-being, Darity and Mullen look to both the past and the present to measure the inequalities borne of slavery. Using innovative methods that link monetary values to historical wrongs, they next assess the literal and figurative costs of justice denied in the 155 years since the end of the Civil War. Finally, Darity and Mullen offer a detailed roadmap for an effective reparations program, including a substantial payment to each documented U.S. black descendant of slavery. Taken individually, any one of the three eras of injustice outlined by Darity and Mullen--slavery, Jim Crow, and modern-day discrimination--makes a powerful case for black reparations. Taken collectively, they are impossible to ignore.
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edited by Philip Mirowski, Dieter Plehwe, and Quinn Slobodian | 2020, Verso Books
Neoliberalism is dead. Again. Yet the philosophy of the free market and the strong state has an uncanny capacity to survive, and even thrive, in times of crisis. Understanding neoliberalism’s longevity and its latest permutation requires a more detailed understanding of its origins and development.
This volume breaks with the caricature of neoliberalism as a simple, unvariegated belief in market fundamentalism and homo economicus. It shows how neoliberal thinkers perceived institutions from the family to the university, disagreed over issues from intellectual property rights and human behavior to social complexity and monetary order, and sought to win consent for their project through the creation of new honors, disciples, and networks. Far from a monolith, neoliberal thought is fractured and, occasionally, even at war with itself. We can begin to make sense of neoliberalism’s nine lives only by understanding its own tangled and complex history.
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Pavlina R. Tcherneva | 2020, polity books
One of the most enduring ideas in economics is that unemployment is both unavoidable and necessary for the smooth functioning of the economy. This assumption has provided cover for the devastating social and economic costs of job insecurity. It is also false.
In this book, leading expert Pavlina R. Tcherneva challenges us to imagine a world where the phantom of unemployment is banished and anyone who seeks decent, living-wage work can find it - guaranteed. This is the aim of the Job Guarantee proposal: to provide a voluntary employment opportunity in public service to anyone who needs it. Tcherneva enumerates the many advantages of the Job Guarantee over the status quo and proposes a blueprint for its implementation within the wider context of the need for a Green New Deal.
This compact primer is the ultimate guide to the benefits of one of the most transformative public policies being discussed today. It is essential reading for all citizens and activists who are passionate about social justice and building a fairer economy.
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edited by Luc Bernier, Massimo Florio & Philippe Bance | 2020, Routledge
The objective of this handbook is to provide a reference text for people interested in state-owned enterprises (SOEs), whether they are established scholars or students seeking rigorous literature reviews, practitioners in governments and international organizations, or managers and other professionals. The handbook covers all the important dimensions of recent scholarship from a multidisciplinary perspective on the topic. The various chapters offer an overview of current knowledge about SOEs as well as identify relevant issues and debates.
State-owned enterprises make up roughly 10 percent of the world economy, yet they are woefully understudied. This handbook offers the first synthesis of the topic since the 1980s and offers a comprehensive reference for a generation. The authors provide a detailed explanation of the theory that underpins the expansion of state-owned enterprises in the 21st century. Each chapter delivers an overview of current knowledge, as well as identifying issues and relevant debates for future research. The authors explain how state-owned enterprises are used in both developed and developing countries and offer an insight into complex and fascinating organizations such as the German municipal conglomerates or the multinational companies owned by states. New modes of governance and regulation have been invented to make sure they act in the public interest. This handbook brings together a wealth of international scholars, offering multiple theoretical perspectives to help shape a brave new world.
It will be of interest to teachers and students of Economics, Public Administration and Business, academics, established researchers and PhD students seeking rigorous literature reviews on specific aspects of SOEs, as well as practitioners and decision makers in international organizations.
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Designed as preparation for a professional career in economic research and policy formulation, the Levy Economics Institute Graduate Programs in Economic Theory and Policy offer an alternative to mainstream programs in economics and finance. With small classes in a dedicated facility, we can also offer more options for social distancing while completing your degree in these uncertain times.
Our diverse student body comes from around the world, with research interests focusing on banking regulations, monetary policy, trade, financial regulations, economic forecasting, poverty, unemployment and exclusion, modern monetary theory, and stock-flow-consistent modeling. To find out more about our innovative programs that combine a rigorous course of study with exceptional opportunity to participate in advanced economics research alongside the Institute's global network of researchers, visit bard.edu/levygrad or follow the program's Facebook page.
Applications for fall 2020 are now open, with new part-time options in the MA program and generous financial aid available for Bard alumni. Interested students should contact the program recruiter, Martha Tepepa (firstname.lastname@example.org), to discuss their options. Scholarships are available.
We are interested in proposals that engage with the debates on work through workers inquiry. Broadly speaking, we consider this to involve empirical research with workers combined with a focus on resistance and/or organising. We consider these inquiries as potentially broad in scope, method, and methodology, but expect proposals that explore workers' experiences.
Methodologically, successful applicants will pursue(auto)ethnography, interviews, visual or other qualitative methods, and we are particularly looking for proposals that experiment with approaches to co-create research findings with workers (see, for example, Woodcock, 2017; Waters and Woodcock, 2017; Cant, 2019). Possible research sites could include both new and traditional forms of work, for example platform work, the care sector, logistics or other under-researched areas. The full call is available here.
How to apply
Your proposal, covering letter, fully completed application form and copies of certificates and transcripts, should be emailed by the closing time and date.
Application Deadline: 7 September 2020
Akos Rona-Tas: Note from the editor: Body, virus, morals, and scandals
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Nathan Tankus, who is publishing a Newsletter on the economic aspects of the Coronacrisis called "Notes on the Crisies", is currently seeking cooperations with heterodox economists. Nathan's own journalistic work is heavily based on heterodox economics and he has managed to reach quite an audience with his Newsletter and Twitter-activies.
If you would like to visit Nathans Newsletter click here. If you would like to know more about Nathans Background you can read a Bloomberg article about him here.
Basically, Nathan is asking to send him suggestions for short articles regarding heterdox themes around the Coronavirus depression, especially financial and monetary topics here.
Final articles should be between 1000 and 3500 words long and can be remunerated. In case you are interested in cooperating with Nathan on further publicizing heterodox economic knowledge, simple write him an email.
Given the prolonged uncertainty over the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the more than probable decision of the University of Strasbourg (France) not to reopen its buildings before the beginning of September, we have decided to cancel this year's ESHET Summer School on History of Economic Thought, Economic Philosophy and Economic History, which was to be held from August 31 to September 4.
Since its creation in 1998, it will be the first time that the Summer School is cancelled. We took a very sad and difficult decision but we are convinced that it is wiser to postpone the summer school to 2021: it will be held from 30th August to 3 September 2021 (provisional dates), in Strasbourg (France).