Issue 280 May 17, 2021 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory
In the upcoming week I will have the opportunity to join two events as a discussant: On Tuesday I have the honor to comment on a talk by Julie Froud that introduces the concept of the ‘foundational economy’ to a general audience. In my understanding, the label ‘foundational economy’ is an approach to economic policy that suggest a strong focus on core aspects of the social provisioning process, like housing, care, food, health & public infrastructure, when thinking about economic development. The sectors collected under the heading of a ‘foundational economy’ thereby share four commonalities: first, they tend to satisfy needs rather than wants. Second, they have in the past been organized by a variety of modes of provisioning, including market-based, redistributive (e.g. by the state), reciprocal and familial modes. Third, they have been subjected to increased commodification in recent years. And, finally, they represent sectors that are of great importance when thinking about how to confront the climate crisis (housing, food, and transport are all huge emitters of carbon). Against this backdrop, heterodox economists should have some interest in this approach, not only because of its applied nature, but also because it resonates well with several strands of heterodox economics, like feminist, ecological, post Keynesian or institutionalist economics.
On Wednesday, I will take part in the series Conversations on the Future of Europe organized by the European University Institute (EUI). The session is going to address the question of whether taxes should be collected on a European level and, if so, which taxes are deemed especially suitable. In my view, taxation capabilities at the European level are ultimately necessary not only to foster the institutional development of the EU but also to combat various forms of tax avoidance that are especially pertinent when it comes to corporate taxation and the taxation of wealth or capital income. Similarly, taxing financial transaction and speculation or emissions might be more feasible and efficient if implemented coherently across the Union. Needless to say that such a financing capacity would not only boost the prospects for further integration, but also allow for a much-needed increase in the envisioned size of the European Green Deal.
Hence, I am looking forward to a busy week. I hope yours is less stressful, but at least just as meaningful ;-)
All the best,
PS: My personal recommendation in this issue of Newsletter is to have a look at the recent issue of Feminist Economics, which has a series of highly inspiring & timely articles analyzing the economic impact of the Corona crisis through a feminist lens.
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23- 26 September 2021 | online
The 7th International Conference on “The Shadow Economy, Tax Behaviour and Institutions” aims at bringing together researchers studying the shadow economy, tax systems and tax compliance, and questions related to the evolution, operation, and design of formal and informal institutions, social and cultural norms and customs, and psychological aspects of tax behaviour. This conference will be held virtually on September 23-26, 2021 and will provide a great opportunity for scholars across disciplines to explore and discuss recent research developments in these fields.
Topics covered in this special issue will revolve around the nature, role and evolution of real-world institutions and organisations pertaining to the shadow and/or informal economy, tax systems and tax compliance. In addition, this issue will address questions related to the design of formal and informal institutions regarding the labour market and tax administration; taxpayers’ social and cultural norms and practices; and historical, sociological and psychological aspects of tax behaviour. Contributions from all disciplines and schools of thought in the social sciences and the humanities will be welcome.
Catalina Granda-Carvajal and Christoph Kogler will serve as guest editors. Catalina Granda-Carvajal is associate professor at the Department of Economics in Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia), with research interests in the macroeconomic and policy implications of informality and tax evasion. Her research has been published at the Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Studies, Economic Analysis and Policy, among others. Christoph Kogler is assistant professor at the Department of Social Psychology at Tilburg University (Netherlands) and studies economic decision making, with an emphasis on economic and socio-psychological determinants of tax compliance. His research has been published in journals such as Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Current Directions in Psychological Science, Journal of Economic Psychology and Journal of Risk and Uncertainty.
Submissions of extended abstracts (up to 1000 words) or full papers addressing the conference topics, or related issues, are welcome. Papers may be either theoretical or empirical, experimental, agent-based simulations, etc. Submissions can be made until May 31st, 2021, using the submission form below. Acceptance decisions will be communicated no later than July 15, 2021.
Please visit the conference website for further information and for application.
Submission Deadline: 31 May 2021
7-8 December 2021 | online/Paris
The World Inequality Lab is organizing the second World Inequality Conference (previously WID.world Conference), which will be hosted by the Paris School of Economics. We hope to be able to hold a ‘standard’ in situ event and we are looking at other arrangements as well (fully virtual sessions, or hybrid sessions, i.e. with both in-person and virtual attendees cannot be ruled out for the moment).
The conference will be structured along three axes:
Please submit your paper in pdf format to email@example.com by September 5th, 2021, indicating whether you will require funding, and whether you are a PhD student. Decisions are expected to be announced by September 20th, 2021.
Unfortunately, we have limited funding. We will make our best to contribute to the travel and lodging expenses (if conditions permit…) for a number of selected papers, in particular for presenting PhD students with no other funding source. We will be grateful if you can contribute to the costs of your attendance from a research grant at your disposal.
For further information please visit the website or reach out per email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Deadline: 5 September 2021
14-24 September 2021 | online
This year’s conference will particularly address the Covid-19 pandemic as it has exacerbated the deep economic and social crisis in the world and the EU. While the ‘Next Generation EU’ recovery plan follows a novel and – in part – rather solidaristic and green reaction to the economic fallout of the crisis, the management of the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed severe shortcomings and led to profound frustrations and distress amongst the EU citizenry.
The Covid-19 pandemic could thus become a turning point not only for global developments per se but also with respect to the role of the EU with its gaps between “core and periphery”, old and new member states, EMU members, and non EMU members. At the current juncture, it is thus particularly pertinent to ask about the need for fundamentally shifting policy priorities in order to address the grand societal challenges of the present and the future. Instead of a policy approach that focuses on returning ‘back to normal’, the overall trajectory of progressive politics must focus on a solidaristic and green recovery as well as socio-ecological transformation. The annual conference of the EuroMemo Group provides an opportunity to discuss contributions from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to this end. It wants especially to invite colleagues, students, and civil society activists from CEE countries.
We would like to invite you to attend the conference and to submit proposals for contributions to the Parallel Workshops.
All papers that present an original perspective on the conference theme Responses of the EU to the Covid-19 crisis and the demand for a solidaristic and green recovery are welcome. In particular, we encourage submissions that relate to recent European developments and address any of the following topics:
If you would like to submit an abstract and/ or participate in the conference, please copy the registration form found here in an email and reply to email@example.com. Please note that registration for participation is mandatory, as we need to arrange access of participants to the online conference.
Submission Deadline: 20 June 2021 (for abstracts)
12-19 September 2021 | online
This is an update on a previous article published in HEN issue #279.
In response to requests, the deadline for submitting a proposal will be extended by 1 week. The extended deadline is Saturday, May 22. Submit proposed papers to the Electronic Proposal Form (EPF) on the IIPPE site. For proposed full panels to any Working Group, please send an email to the WG coordinator (listed on the IIPPE site) indicating the desired panel title and participants, and have all presenters submit their proposed papers individually to the EPF, as also indicated in the instructions for the EPF on the IIPPE site. If you have any questions concerning submitting a proposal, please contact Al Campbell from the Conference Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7-9 January 2022 | Boston, United States
The History of Economics Society (HES) will sponsor four sessions at the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) meetings, January 7-9, 2022, in Boston, MA, US. The ASSA offers historians of economic thought an opportunity to present high-quality historical research to a wider audience of professional economists. Given this, preference will be given to proposals that are most likely to interest the broader community. Please remember proposals are invited for entire sessions, rather than single papers.
Sessions that are sponsored jointly with another society are welcomed (last year we jointly sponsored a session on racism in economics with the National Economics Association), as are proposals for sessions marking significant events in the discipline: overlooked people/themes, key works, past Nobels (Kahneman/Smith won 20 years ago; Becker won 30 years ago; Stigler won 40 years ago, and Hicks/Arrow won 50 years ago), etc.
Please submit session proposals, including (1) abstracts for each proposed paper, (2) keywords, (3) the name, e-mail address, and affiliation of each paper presenter and of the chair of the proposed session, to Ross Emmett at Ross.Emmett@asu.edu.
Submission Deadline: 1 June 2021
24-26 November 2021 | Nice, France
The “Groupe de Recherche en Droit Economique et Gestion” (GREDEG) UMR 7321 of the CNRS and the University Côte d'Azur are organizing in Nice, France, from November 24 to 26, 2021, an international conference dedicated to the contributions of Carl Menger to economics, on the occasion of the centenary of his death.
Carl Menger is recognized both as the founder of the Austrian tradition in economics and as one of the main actors in the marginalist revolution at the end of the 19th century. His writings continue to inspire and unify an economic tradition torn by deep internal disputes. He represents a solid rallying point for theorists attached to the Austrian or Modern Austrian schools. The relations between marginalists and Menger constitute the starting point of a reflection on the originality of the author and the potentialities of his approach, potentialities which have fallen into oblivion as a result of the inclination to patch over differences between currents of thought.
We invite you to submit a paper proposal that could sheds light on the originality and modernity of Menger's theoretical and methodological thinking. This originality includes inter alia the following themes:
A special issue is planned in the European Journal of the History of the Economic Thought, for a selection of papers. To submit a contribution, send a detailed abstract of approximately 400 words by email to: email@example.com For more information please visit the website.
Submission Deadline: 26 May 2021
20-21 July 2021 | online
The Research Group in Political Economy (RGPE) at the Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro(IE-UFRJ) is organising a Conference on Demand-Led Growth.
Just before the COVID Pandemic outbreak and its effects on the world economy, developed and developing countries were still struggling with high unemployment and sluggish growth rates. Nominal and real interest rates have reached markedly low levels with adverse effects on economic activity. Fiscal austerity measures seem to have prolonged and worsened the economic performance of several countries. As a result of the seemingly weak and negative impact of these macroeconomic policies, institutions such as the IMF, along with a few prominent economists, have altered their position and begun to defend expansionary fiscal policy measures as a tool to promote growth and employment in stagnated economies. Despite the relatively rapid recovery of 2020, the permanent damage on aggregate demand levels because of the COVID-19 Pandemic indicates that these expansionist macroeconomic policies will need to be in place for some time to avoid stagnation.
The belief that fiscal and monetary policies and aggregate demand can have long-lasting effects on economic growth and employment is not new to non-mainstream economists. This line of reasoning can be traced back to the works of Keynes and Kalecki beginning in the 1930s. Recent developments include Modern Monetary Theory and the literature advanced by a plethora of other heterodox traditions that have long advocated the notion of endogenous money.
The Research Group in Political Economy (RGPE) at the Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro(IE-UFRJ) follows the Sraffian framework proposed by Garegnani to make the Keynesian-Kaleckian principle of effective demand compatible with the classical surplus approach. For our Group, growth is demand-led and policy (often balance of payments) constrained. In succession, inflation is a cost-push political economy phenomenon dependent upon conflicting claims over income distribution. Within this framework, macroeconomic policies are fundamental to growth, inflation, and income distribution. In capitalist economies, these policies arise from institutional arrangements as well as political power relations. The Research Group in Political Economy considers that constructing policy-relevant analysis and theoretical and applied models to better understand developed and developing countries’ actual performance demonstrates this theoretical approach’s soundness.
Given the approach taken by the Group and in the context of the intensification of dialogue and convergence among some Post-Keynesians, Kaleckians, Kaldorians, practitioners of Modern Monetary Theory, and Sraffians, the goal of the online 2021 Edition of the Workshop is to strengthen this promising trend by promoting a constructive and policy-relevant debate among these strands of critical thought. Other heterodox approaches to economics are also welcome and encouraged in fostering new contributions concerning demand-led growth analyses, models, and their multiplicity of relations with macroeconomic policies, especially concerning the debate on stagnation.
This year, the Latin America and Financial Stability Working Groups (LAWG-FSWG) jointly with the Research Group in Political Economy at the Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro is pleased to invite you to submit your manuscript for YSI Session in the upcoming 2021 (virtual) edition of the International Workshop on Demand-Led Growth. We encourage submission that broadly fall within the topics of the conference (see below), and in particular on the relationship between demand led growth and financial integration in Latin America. Furthermore, we invite you to take part in the closing session of the workshop with a presentation by keynote speaker.
The Workshop intends to provide an opportunity for its participants to discuss these issues’, focusing on monetary and fiscal policies and theory related to the financial system and long-term demand-led growth.
Articles that broadly fall witin the following topics are welcome:
The Virtual Edition of the International Workshop on demand-led growth opens the opportunity for young scholars to present their research. The presenters must be young researchers (Ph.D. students and researchers with no more than ten years of having a Ph.D. degree). Papers must be written in English and contain title, short abstract (maximum 200 words), author's name, institutional affiliation and email address. We recommend submitted papers to have a maximum number of 8000 words. Please use the online submission form.
For further information please visit the offical website (including the full call for paper).
Submission Deadline: 1 June 2021
The global pandemic of Covid-19 has a wide range of effects on the realities of work and living conditions for many people in Europe. This has become particularly evident for issues concerning gender relations, diversity, and social cohesion, in which the pandemic has acted as a catalyst that intensifies already existing unequal developments: Heterosexual couples with children rely on women’s unpaid work once more for home-schooling and care work; loss of paid work, longer periods of lockdowns or lay-offs have led to financial and psychological problems for adults, youth and children. Aspects of gender and diversity are often displaced due to seemingly ‘more important’ issues in politics. At the same time LGBTIQ* and reproductive rights have been diminished in specific EU member states in the shadow of the pandemic, and Gender Studies has been claimed to be an ideology and not a scientific approach. Studies on unpaid social reproduction and paid work show the unequal development of income and support for wor ing mothers or single parents, while the digitalization of the workplace and home-office have shifted working environments further into the private household, dissolving boundaries of paid and unpaid work, public and private realms. These developments show that concepts of diversity and equality are only meaningful if they lead to a change in legal rights and give recognition to differing social backgrounds, as highlighted in intersectionality studies.
In the wake of the long-lasting impact of the global financial and economic crisis in the global North and South, the global Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath already shows that global North-South relations will further change and might intensify, and that gender relations and the recognition of diversity not only as a workplace concept but as a vision for further inclusion of intersectional identities remain to be implemented. Once recovery budgets are set in place, a just distribution between economic sectors and the implementation of gender budgeting measures and gender mainstreaming will need further monitoring.
This special issue wants to take these manifold dimensions into account and asks:
We particularly encourage early career scholars from different regions of the world and policy practitioners to apply as well as marginalized positions in academia. You may submit your article in English or in German language. All papers will be double-blind peer reviewed and published online open access through our provider Innsbruck University Press in the Open Journal System. Please see our website for author details and manuscript guidelines (word limit, manuscript details etc.).
Submission Deadline: 30 June 2021
The Review of Political Economy invites contributions that explore gendered issues in economics education. Women and gender minorities remain underrepresented at all levels of the discipline. These disparities stem in part from gender gaps in the choice to study economics at the undergraduate level, raising the question of how economics education can be made more inclusive. Diversity in the discipline allows a wider range of lived experiences to be reflected in research agendas and in economic theory.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic has had starkly gendered impacts that highlight the critical economic role of caring labor and the disproportionate burden of care borne by women globally. These issues are not new or unexplored. Yet, the current crisis has heightened their visibility to students and stresses the importance of foregrounding of social reproduction and gender inequality in the economics curriculum.
This symposium seeks innovative work rethinking neoclassical and heterodox economics education at the undergraduate and graduate levels in this gendered vein. The symposium seeks contributions from a wide range of theoretical paradigms, including but not limited to feminist, institutionalist, post-Keynesian, and neoclassical schools of economic thought. Papers may present innovative teaching practices or examine issues in economics education using empirical, theoretical, or historical methodologies. Some of the relevant topics that contributions may explore include
The deadline for submitting completed papers is February 1, 2022. Please submit an abstract by June 1, 2021. Manuscripts and other correspondence should be addressed to Melanie Long (firstname.lastname@example.org). All papers will undergo a double-blind review process.
Submission Deadline (for abstracts): 1 June 2021
The Review of Political Economy invites contributions that explore issues broadly related to the political economy of central bank policy and behavior. Once a popular topic, the mainstream economic consensus surrounding the importance of politically independent central bankers has reduced most interest in understanding the political incentives and constraints that monetary policymakers face.
The symposium seeks contributions from a wide range of theoretical paradigms, including but not limited to feminist, institutionalist, post-Keynesian, and ecological schools of economic thought. We are also interested in papers from scholars working in the fields of political science, sociology, anthropology, and history. Papers may use empirical, theoretical, or historical methodologies. While we expect the symposium to be centered on issues relating to U.S. monetary policy, we welcome papers focused on other countries as well as those that adopt an international or global perspective.
Some of the relevant topics that contributions may explore include:
Manuscripts and other correspondence should be addressed to Carolyn Abott (Guest Editor) (email@example.com).
Submission Deadline: 1 July 2021(for abstracts)
9 September 2021 | online
Twenty years after the publication of the volume on Varieties of Capitalism (VoC), which became a seminal paradigm in the field of Comparative Capitalism (CC), it seems as if its dominance is challenged by a new comparative paradigm, which focuses on countries’ Growth Models (GM). Yet, as an emerging research frontier in CC, various questions about the use of the GM in comparative research remain unresolved, particularly for countries in the Global South. Ourworkshop seeks to address those questions. The workshop will take place online (Zoom). It will include a keynote lecture by Prof. Engelbert Stockhammer (King’s College, London) which will be about:Post-Keynesian Economics, Comparative Political Economy and Growth Models.
The theme of the workshop revolves around three key issues:
The workshop seeks instructive studies of both quantitative large-N and qualitative small-N studies, which address either one, two or all three research issues described above. Paper proposals should indicate the nature of their empirical basis and how they are related to the theme of the workshop. Please send proposals of up to 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org. Decisions will be sent out by July 15. Participants will be encouraged to send their full papers up to two weeks prior to the workshop.
The workshop is organized in the context of the Growth Models in the Global South Network. The aim of the Network is to link scholars interested in Comparative Capitalism in the Global South and non-High-Income countries. To join the network, please contact Dr. Arie Krampf (email@example.com).
Application Deadline: 15 June 2021
18 December | Montevideo, Uruguay (online, if necessary)
The Societas Institute is an institute that will research, develop and promote new economic models based on socialist thought. To learn more about our project, we invite you to visit the official website. We are organizing an international conference, formally inaugurating the institute, focusing on two topics:
The participation of speakers may be face-to-face or virtual. If it is virtual, we have the technology for the speaker to present his/her work and for there to be a dialogue with the attendees.Given the current health situation, the Institute continues to search for an appropriate place to hold the conference in person. Face-to-face participants will have to respect social distancing measures, wear masks, and provide a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
The presentation of the topic will be 30 to 40 minutes with 20 minutes for questions and answers. All presentations (with questions and answers) should be limited to one hour. All presentations must be written in both English and Spanish, or only in Spanish. If presenters need a translation of the presentation, the Societas Institute will translate the presentation from English to Spanish at no cost. If the speaker needs an interpreter from English to Spanish during the presentation, the Institute will also provide an interpreter at no cost.
The Societas Institute will cover the cost of two hotel nights for each speaker not from Montevideo at a hotel of the Institute's choice. The Sociatas Institute will confirm the location of the conference on October 1, 2021 so that all speakers have enough time to plan their trip. If the epidemiological situation does not improve, the date of the conference will be changed.
Registration and Application Procedure
the first call is published on our website www.societas.com.mx and will be open until July 15, 2021. To register the abstracts of the presentation, an email must be sent to the official email of Instituto Societas Montevideo: firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts should be limited to 400 words, precisely describing the subject of the presentation, the objectives, the methodology, and any data analyzed. The presentation proposal can be in English or Spanish. (Only files in PDF format will be received.)
Each presentation proposal must have the following information:
The summaries of presentations will be evaluated monthly by the Academic Committee of the Institute. The selection will be made according to the relevance to and support of one of the two topics; as well as clarity and coherence in the development of ideas. The decision of the Academic Committee will be final. The Academic Committee will announce the results of the evaluation monthly or before July 31, 2021.
Participating groups and individuals
We invite socialist, Marxist, and other progressive groups to attend and participate in our conference. If you are an activist, writer, scholar, group, or institution, we will have an area and tables for the display of pertinent information and open contact with our attendees to promote your work. Please send a proposal for what you would like to display and whether we can use your organization's logo in our promotional material.
For specific questions, write to the Institute's official email: email@example.com.
Submission Deadline: 15 July 2021
16-18 September 2021 | Online
The Network for Sustainable Macroeconomic Policies and Research invites you to register your papers for the conference at the following link. Please consider the following information to participate:
Financial markets and institutions can play a crucial role in mitigating climate and environmental change. Climate and environmental risks also compel central banks and supervisory authorities to revise macroprudential regulation and rethink the role of monetary policy.
This conference aims at analyzing these challenges by providing a platform for scholars, researchers and practitioners to present new research in the area. sustainable maco jointly with the e-axes forum on climate change, macroeconomics and finance invite the submission of abstracts of full papers related but not limited to the following topics:
The conference will be held online on Zoom. Abstracts should have around 150 words. Presentations will be around 20 minutes with 10 minutes time for questions.
For more information please visit website.
Submission Deadline: 15 June 2021
12 November 2021 | online
Workshop and monographic issues: "Economics, History and Economic History in Stefano Fenoaltea’s cliometrics"
Associazione per la Storia Economica (ASE) and Fondazione Luigi Einaudi hold a Workshop in the honour of Stefano Fenoaltea and his work on cliometrics.
Stefano Fenoaltea (1943-2020) passed away on 14th September 2020. He played a central role in introducing cliometrics in Italy. His research project, to which he devoted more than 50 years – almost all of his entire brilliant career – provided new ideas, put forward challenging new interpretations of Italian economic history during the Liberal Age, while, at the same time, bringing about a new methodological fresh air.
Economic historians should not disregard the minutiae of the reconstruction of the dynamics of individual industries, too, his deep and wise use of historical sources. Fenoaltea’s methodological lesson is not just about Italy’s economic history. All quantitative economic historians, regardless of the countries covered by their research, should study the analytical method he employed to deal with sources – and his acumen in using economic theory to understand them. Historical production series was definitely his field but it showed his logical and theoretical mastery also in other topics such as slave governance in antiquity and in the New World.
Fenoaltea’s deep methodological awareness led him to develop a thorough reflection on methodology itself. He refused methodological platitudes and framed his scientific activity within a large cultural background, claiming the importance of European classical studies. He felt strongly the need for a genuine cross-fertilization of economics and economic history with other disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology and philosophy.
On this background the Associazione per la Storia Economica (ASE) and Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, two institutions that took great advantage from Fenoaltea’s scientific engagement over the last years of activity, are organizing a joint workshop to reassess Fenoaltea’s legacy, not least to promote it among younger scholars, whom will be provided special attention in the selection process.
The Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics, History and Political Science and Rivista di Storia Economica will both and simultaneously publish two monographic issues on “Economics, History and Economic History in Stefano Fenoaltea’s cliometrics” with papers presented at the workshop. Articles submitted to the joint workshop will be collectively reviewed by the two journals. Once accepted, papers will be published in one of the journals based on the topic and perspective. Both journals will promote an online grouping of all accepted papers.
The workshop will cover topics belonging to Fenoaltea’s research activity. The following list is only partial. It may be useful for contributors to assess the relevance of their proposals:
We invite scholars to submit an abstract of the paper they would be interested in presenting at the workshop (500 words max., 3 to 5 keywords) by May 31th to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Workshop organizers (who will also act as editors of the special issues) Alberto Baffigi and Giovanni Vecchi, will send notifications of acceptance or rejection by June 30th. Full papers are due October 31st, 2021.
Submission Deadline: 31 May 2021
24-26 September 2021 (10 am - 4 pm) | London, UK
This is a call-out for papers to be submitted for a three-day conference organised by the Young Scholars Initiative of INET and University College London’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. It goes without saying that, depending on how the current situation develops, we may need to make further adjustments to the programme, including potentially holding it online or in a hybrid format. We will keep you updated as the situation develops.
Conference Theme: "Rethinking Innovation: The State, markets and society in times of upheaval"
Over three days, the conference will bring together new voices and identify underdeveloped areas of research around three key areas of political economy and innovation policy:
We also hope to drive discussion and learning about methodological approaches for studying the political economy and economics of innovation in the state, markets and society, and welcome papers for this theme:
Accepted papers will be presented during sessions with dedicated senior academic discussants, with a view to developing them for a post-conference publication. We will be joined by a number of guest speakers, as well as academics from IIPP, including Dr Antonio Andreoni, Professor Mariana Mazzucato and Professor Rainer Kattel.
There are no fees for participating in the conference, and we have a number of travel and accommodation stipends for successful applicants, if it is possible to hold in-person. We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation and guidance from UCL and will provide updates regarding the format of the conference in due course.
Extended abstracts should be 800-1,000 words or less. Full papers are expected to be between 6-8,000 words, inclusive of references. Travel stipends will be allotted after the acceptance letters. We are committed to improving the diversity of voices within innovation and political economy thinking. Therefore, we are particularly looking to invite non-OECD, Black, and other voices currently marginalised in academia. We welcome applications from early career academic researchers (PhD and postdoctoral researchers), as well as practitioners whose work involves grounded research, for example from trade unions.
The full Call for Papers and full information about the conference and how to apply can be found here.
Submission and Application Deadline: 1 June 2021
In response to the crisis caused by the CoVid-19 pandemic, many countries around the globe are launching stimulus packages of unprecedented scale. Government intervention of this magnitude goes beyond smoothing demand; the choice of stimulus targets and eligibility criteria will shape the economy for decades to come.
Industrial policy seeks to organize strategic state investment in order to create desirable economic systems. Its popularity in the economic profession deteriorated with the rise of neo-liberal anti-interventionism and corresponding economic modeling. Will the size of recovery programs, combined with the increasingly dramatic climate crisis, induce a new rise of industrial policy in economics? At the same time, can industrial policy provide a remedy to the erosion of employment stability, the falling wage rate and rising inequality, and the unequal division of (under- and unpaid) care work? We are convinced that an understanding of the welfare state and regulation are indispensable to social and economic science. Furthermore, the democratic aspect of policy proceeding from elected bodies gives agency to those most affected by the pandemic, the social division of labor and climate change. Only a combination of different disciplines, academics, and practitioners, can muster the resources needed to face these challenges.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Chamber of Labour Vienna, the Chamber of Labour Upper Austria, the ISW (Institute for Social- and Economic Science) and the Austrian Society for Pluralist Economics host the Young Economists Conference on November 5th and 6th 2021. We invite researchers at the beginning of their career (Master, prae- or post-doc) from all professions, especially economics, political sciences and sociology, to submit their work. We want to especially encourage female and LGBTIQ* contributors as well as researchers of color to present at the conference.
The workshop language is English. Participants will be notified of acceptance by mid-July. The deadline for the submission of (working) papers is October 1st 2021. The conference is free of charge. Presenting participants will be reimbursed for train travel cost within Austria, and may apply for accommodation subsidies. An outstanding contribution will be awarded the Eduard März Prize of €1,000. Submission of abstracts and further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Deadline: 28 June 2021
5-7 July 2021 | online
For 30 years, the Luxembourg Income Study Database (LIS) has organized the LIS Introductory Summer Workshop, held in Luxembourg, in order to ease the access to data on poverty and inequality.
In 2019, for the first time, LIS, the University of Luxembourg and LISER have jointly organized and taught the workshop, which has been newly named the Summer Workshop on Inequality and Poverty Measurement. In continuation of this successful collaboration, this year the workshop is co-organised by the same institutions with the valuable contribution of Professors Louis Chauvel (University of Luxembourg) and Philippe Van Kerm (University of Luxembourg and LISER).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop will be taught virtually using Zoom. The workshop will take place from the 5th to 7th of July. This workshop, taught in English, is an intensive course designed to introduce researchers in the social sciences to comparative research on income and wealth distribution, employment and social policy, using the harmonised Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) and the Luxembourg Wealth Study (LWS) Databases. The workshop will be mainly taught using Stata with few sessions in R.
Attendees will be trained to use both databases independently and will have the opportunity to:
Please find the draft programme here.
To apply, kindly fill the online application form available: here. Plese find further information on the website.
23 May 2021 | online
Conference Theme: "Global Crisis and African Struggles: politics, economy, and pandemic"
The world is in a state of turmoil. COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and worsened social and economic inequalities between and within countries. Poor working-class people in Africa have been very badly hit with increasing poverty, unemployment, homelessness, and poor access to social services. But we have not simply been onlookers in the face of attacks from the rich few. Ten years ago, revolutions brought down longstanding brutal regimes in Egypt and Tunisia. Mass strikes and street protests also rocked Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and several other countries.
Revolutions also rocked Sudan and Algeria in 2019. And massive strikes and protests continued in several countries during the pandemic. Nationalist and sectarian outbursts have also occurred, as different forces in society present separation and religion as "solutions" to the crises which have devastated our lives, such as in Ethiopia and Mozambique.
As African governments celebrate "Africa Liberation Day" revolutionaries across Africa who share a commitment to the struggle for socialism from below invite you to join us in discussions to address these concerns on the "Africa Marxism Day".
The 1-day Africa Marxism Festival on 23rd May 2021 will have three sessions.
Register in advance for this meeting via this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting, which is valid for all the three sessions.
4 May - 13 July 2021 | online
The Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) is delighted to announce the launch of our Virtual Seminar Series in 2021. This will be a 3-part series taking place in February-March, May-July, and September-November. The seminars will take place online, and we look forward to stimulating discussion with presenters and attendees from different parts of the world.
We have a great line-up of speakers across career stages and covering different topics on money and finance in the coming months. Confirmed speakers for the second part in May to July are:
Please keep a lookout for updates on the FinGeo website and our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), and share the news with your colleagues and graduate students who might be interested.
16-18 June 2021 | online
Workshop title: "How Smart Technologies Will Revolutionize the World"
The Workshop is organised on the occasion of the forthcoming "Handbook of Smart Technologies: An Economic and Social Perspective" edited by Heinz D. Kurz, Marlies Schütz, Rita Strohmaier and Stella Zilian (Graz Schumpeter Centre, School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Graz, Austria). The Handbook is a result of a research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (grant number P 30434-G27). The Handbook will be published by Routledge, London, this autumn. Participants in the workshop will be offered a 20% discount on the book.
The workshop provides a thorough discussion of the most recent wave of technological (and organisational) innovations, typically called “smart” and based on the digitisation of information. This new wave is one in a row of surges that have shaken up and transformed economy, society and culture and have left a huge impact on how we live, think, communicate and work. The authors of the Handbook analyse the origins of the current wave; its roots in earlier ones and its path-dependent nature; its current forms and actual manifestations; its multifarious impact on economy and society; and the policies that help to ward off dangers and promote benefits. In short, they discuss the past, the present and the future of digitalisation and smart technologies. The Workshop will be held in digital format via Webex.
The programme is subdivided in six parts dealing with
A detailed programme will follow shortly and will also be posted online here and here.
If you would like to attend the workshop, please send an informal email to smart(at)uni-graz.at (subject: “workshop”). Shortly before the event, you will receive an invitation email containing the Webex access information. We kindly ask you to register at your earliest convenience and no later than 6 June, 2021 to facilitate planning. We would be delighted to welcome you to our workshop. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us any time at smart(at)uni-graz.at.
Registration Deadline: 6 June 2021
10-12 June 2021 | online
Structural Development Macroeconomics can be understood as an approach to the deep determinants of economic development in which the macroeconomic policy regime has a key role in explaining international growth rate differences, notably among middle-income countries. It strongly relies on a multidisciplinary but rigorous assessment of the subject. The research group was founded back in 2008, in the aftermath of the "Great financial crisis", and currently has more than thirty members from academic to policy circles in South America, Europe, and the United States. It is officially registered at the Directory of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), and is certified by the University of Brasília.
The 1st SDMRG International Workshop is a joint initiative with the Graduate program in Political Economy of the University of Brasília, and represents a unique opportunity to discuss the latest research on various aspects of this complex project. The event is naturally intended to foster diversity in the approach and in the methodology used to analyse processes of catching-up and falling-behind. Safety restrictions due to the COVID-19 have not allowed the development of a conference in a more standard format.
The full program of this event can be found here.
On May 26th, an economic policy forum on the subject of "Modern Monetary Theory: Discussion or patent recipe for the post-corona world" will take place online (via WebEx), organized by the Graz Schumpeter Center in cooperation with the student group Plurale Ökonomik Graz.
After a greeting from Prof. Richard Sturn (GSC director), short presentations by Dr. Dirk Ehnts, Dr. Peter Mooslechner and Dr. Annina Kaltenbrunner and a panel discussion with the speakers and Prof. Ulrich Klüh. Markus Zilinsky (Plurale Ökonomik Graz) will lead through the program.
Registration for the event via email to email@example.com (The link for participation via WebEx will be sent to the registered people shortly after the event.)
The International Seminar “Automation and Digitization in Contemporary Capitalism” is being held online from April to December of 2021. The Seminar is organized by three Brazilian academic groups – The Research Group in Political Economy of Development (GEPD) at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), the Research Group in Economics, Technology and Society (NETS) at the Federal University of Ceará (UFC) and the DigiLabour Laboratory at the Unisinos University. The initiative seeks to promote high-level debates on key themes associated with the diffusion and development of information and communication technologies in contemporary capitalism.
Having prominent researchers from different fields of applied social sciences and humanities as guests, each episode of the seminar is previously recorded and made available at GEPD UFRN YouTube channel. The episodes are subtitled in Portuguese and English by the organizing team. In addition, the original audios in English will also be available at the Intelecto Geral podcast, and the materials used during the presentations can be accessed on the NETS website. The episodes are released monthly.
The first lecture made available was given by Cédric Durand, professor at the University of Geneva and author of the book “Technofeudalism: a Critique of the Digital Economy”, whose content is the theme of the presentation. The public can now watch it on YouTube, or listen to the original audio in podcast. and access Cédric Durand’s presentation material here.
The full program is available below:
29/04 - Ep. #1
Techno-feudalism: a Critique of the Digital Economy
Cédric Durand (Université de Genève)
20/05 - Ep. #2
On the Complexity Order of Economic Planning
Paul Cockshott (University of Glasgow)
17/06 - Ep. #3
Automation and the Future of Work
Aaron Benanav (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
15/07 - Ep. #4
Cyberwar and Revolution: Digital Subterfuge in Global Capitalism
Svitlana Matvyenko (Simon Fraser University)
12/08 - Ep. #5
Karl Marx on Technology and Alienation
Amy Wendling (Creighton University)
09/09 - Ep. #6
Capitalism, Power and Innovation: Intellectual Monopoly Capitalism Uncovered
Cecilia Rikap (Université de Paris/Université de Technologie de Compiègne)
07/10 - Ep. #7
The Political Economy of Search Engines
Rodrigo Ochigame (MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
04/11 - Ep. #8
Digitization as a Distributive Force: On What Is New About Digital Capitalism
Sabine Pfeiffer (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
19 July - 6 August 2021 | online
The Summer School “Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems” (AEMS, 5 ECTS) is open to motivated applicants from all fields of study and focuses on alternatives to the economic status quo. International participants deal with limits of growth, as well as the instabilities of our financial system and learn why a drastic system change is necessary to stabilize the world climate at 1.5°C. There will also be an additional focus on possible solutions to the financial crisis triggered by Covid-19.
AEMS 2021 will take place July 19 to August 6 online.
The four modules of the 3-week program are:
Economics with Social and Ecological Values
Society, Money and Institutions
Towards a social ecological economy
Wrap-Up and Synthesis
More information and registration here – Application deadline: July 1, 2021.
Scholarships available! – Application deadline for scholarships: June 1, 2021
30 June 2021 | online
Morality and its relationship to economic behavior have long fascinated historians and social scientists. The history of capitalism, development, and environmental change possesses an ethical dimension that is evident from the medieval period through to the present. This is evidenced by phenomena such as the planned economy, the emergence of neoliberalism, and features in current debates about a Green New Deal. But how has morality been central to the way in which people have understood their relationship to wider social change in the past and does this still matter today?
This workshop will explore these ideas, exploring both the (various) histories and the (possible) futures of the Moral Economy. The event is organized jointly by Dr. Patrick Doyle of the University of Limerick and Dr. Sean Irving of the University of Essex and will feature three panels and keynote speaker Dr. Helen McCarthy:
Registration is open through this website.
The digital workshop series Dislocating Urban Studies: Rethinking Theory, Shifting Practice has the fourth and final workshop coming up.
Revisiting the Concepts of Critical Urban Studies will take place on May 17-18 and, in addition to 15 interesting papers, will have interventions from Matthias Bernt (IRS Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space), Thomas Maloutas (Harokopio University of Athens), Miguel A. Martínez (Uppsala University), and Monika Streule (ETH Zürich).
The event is organized by the Institute for Urban Research, Malmö University in collaboration with the Global Development Studies Discipline and Helsinki Institute for Sustainability Science (HELSUS), University of Helsinki.
Day 1, Monday 17 May, 9:10 – 17:15 CET
Day 2, Tuesday 18 May, 9:10 – 17:30 CET
You can participate by registering here.
Job title: research assistant in the field of Economics/Plural Economics (Post-Doc)
The Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Gesellschaft based in Alfter bei Bonn, Germany is offering a full-time position for research assistant in the field of Economics/Plural Economics starting 1st of July 2021. If you're interested send an e-mail with you application documents (application letter, CV and certificates) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please find the full job describtion here (german only).
Application Deadline: 24 May 2021
Two positions: Quantitative economist / Data visualisation specialist
Job title: Quantitative economist
Reports to: Director of Research and other team members
Job purpose: To work with Autonomy’s policy and data teams to produce innovative and agenda-setting economic research and proposals.
Ideal candidate: A creative, efficient team-player who has a clear grasp of mainstream and heterodox economic theories and methods. You will be comfortable working with diverse data sets and be able to identify opportunities for new and interesting research questions and projects. You have previously worked as part of a small team and would be excited by the opportunity to work within an organisation researching and advocating for economic justice.
Job title: Data visualisation specialist
Reports to: Director of Research
Job purpose: To visualise any and all of Autonomy’s data-driven work, ensure high standards in the communication of Autonomy’s findings, balancing clarity, complexity and innovation.
Ideal candidate: A creative, efficient team-player who has experience working with diverse data sets and visualisation formats. You have previously worked as part of a small team and would be excited by the opportunity to work within an organisation researching and advocating for economic justice.
If you have any questions about the role or are worried about applying please email email@example.com
Please find further information here.
application deadline: June 1st 2021
Job title: Professor in the area of Pluralist and heterodox economics
Karlshochschule International University, based in Karlsruhe, Germany, is looking for the next possible date for a Professor in the area of Pluralist and heterodox economics (f/m/d).
With around 600 students and about 50 colleagues in academia and services, Karlshochschule International University in Karlsruhe is an innovative non-profit foundation university with a socio-cultural and critical orientation. Our mission is to contribute to transformation in economics, politics & society. The "Karls" creates space for inter- and transdisciplinary dialogue, inspiration and playful exploration as well as for challenging the status quo. We are particularly proud of our internationality, with one of the highest proportions of full-time international students from more than 70 different countries. As a feminist-oriented and anti-racist university, we strive to challenge structures of privilege and marginalization in society, and overcome all forms of discrimination. We are committed to the values of intercultural sensitivity, diversity, and sustainability.
For the open position, we are especially interested in applicants who combine a transdisciplinary orientation of pluralist economics (Behavioral Economics, Feminist Economics, Institutionalist Economics, Post-Keynesian Economics, Complexity Economics, Evolutionary Economics, Ecological Economics etc.) with political economy, globalization, global governance, alternative economic practices and postcolonial and decolonial theory. We value diversity and welcome all applications!
Please find further information here.
Application Deadline: 1 June 2021
Job title: Postdoctoral Research Associates (2 positions)
King's College is hiring two research associates (postdoc) for their project on “The Political Economy of Growth Models in the Age of Stagnation” funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The interdisciplinary project team, composed of Dr. Chiara Benassi, Dr. Karsten Kohler, Dr. Inga Rademacher, and Prof Engelbert Stockhammer, is based at King’s College London campus, between the King’s Business School and the Department of European and International Studies.
The team is looking for a quantitative researcher to join Work Package 2 led by Dr. Chiara Benassi and a qualitative researcher to join Work Package 3 led by Dr. Inga Rademacher. The application deadline is on 15th June. Please find more details about the posts following the links below. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. or have submitted their dissertation. Ph.D. students close to completion are welcome to contact us.
Research Associate in King's Business School (Quantitative)
The researcher will contribute to Work Package 2 (WP2) led by Dr. Chiara Benassi. WP2 explores the institutional origins of divergent export strategies in the recent post-crisis period in Europe: While Northern and Anglo-Saxon countries captured high-quality market shares in manufacturing and services, Southern countries have been competing in more price-sensitive markets. The working hypothesis is that resilient or shifting labour market institutions as well as skill policies affect dominant human resource practices at the sectoral level and therefore also export performance. The latter is conceptualized through different proxies for (non)price competitiveness: 1) the complexity of products/services; 2) the unit labour costs; 3) the degree and type of sectoral innovation.
Find more information about this position here.
Research Associate in the Department of European & International Studies (Qualitative)
The RA will be working on the work package on fiscal-monetary relations and their role for cross-country differences in economic growth. This work package investigates (i) changes to fiscal and monetary institutions and policies after the crisis, and (ii) how fiscal-monetary relations fostered different types of growth models across countries. It asks questions such as: Have the differences in the use of unconventional monetary policy prevailed? Have they affected fiscal responses to economic development after the crisis differently? And have responses kicked off new divergent paths in economic growth in the three different country groups? The work package will develop a theoretical discussion that integrates insights from Post-Keynesian economics and institutionalism. Empirically, it will use a combination of document analysis and expert interviews to examine three countries: Germany, the UK and Spain. The RA will reach out to the relevant actors in the European Central Bank, the Bank of England, and the ministries of finance in the three countries (Germany, UK, and Spain) and will assist in conducting semi-structured expert interviews with officials.
Find more information about this position here.
Application Deadline: 15 June 2021
Job title: Assistant Professor of Economics
The Department of Economics of Leiden Law School has a vacancy for an Assistant Professor of Economics:
The position comprises the following tasks:
In the broad field of applied economics, the activities of the Department of Economics are concentrated on socio-economic policy, law and economics and the economics of taxation. The department provides courses for a number of study programmes, such as law, public administration, liberal arts and political science. Moreover, the department participates in a dual bachelor’s programme (Economics, Governance and Management) and a dual master’s programme (Economics and Governance), both hosted in The Hague.
Please find more information here.
Application Deadline: 20 May 2021
Three positions advertized: Finance Analyst, Analyst and Deputy Director (details see below)
Job title: Finance Analyst
The based in Cape Town, South Africa. Responsabilities: the incumbent will be responsible for providing financial and fiscal advice that would generally enhance the performance of the Parliamentary Committees during the budget cycle. Knowledge in: Financial and Fiscal Analysis. Budget and Costing Analysis. Tax and Revenue Analysis. Research and Statistical Analysis. Communication and Information dissemination. Research and Analysis Report Writing. Annual Work Plans. Qualifications: A relevant Honours Degree in Finance, Economics or Business Economics, Development Finance, Public Policy with 5 years' relevant experience in Financial or Fiscal Analysis or Research. A Master's Degree and/or 8 years' relevant experience in Financial Fiscal Analysis will be an added advantage.
Please find the full job describtion here.
Job title: Analyst (Economics)
The based in Cape Town, South Africa. Responsabilities: The incumbent will provide advice based on the application of economic theory and knowledge and guides the Parliamentary budgeting process. Knowledge in: Sound Research and reporting skills. Budget Analysis. Fiscal Advice. Annual Work plans. Communication and Information dissemination. Qualifications: Relevant Honours Degree in Development Economics, Econometrics or Business Economics plus 5 years' relevant experience in Economic analysis.
Please find the full job describtion here.
Job title: Deputy Director (Finance)
The based in Cape Town, South Africa. Responsabilities: The incumbent will be responsible for providing expert financial and fiscal analysis, and research advice that would generally enhance the performance of Parliamentary Committees during budget cycle. Knowledge in: Financial and Fiscal Analysis. Budget and Costing Estimate Analysis. Tax and Revenue Analysis. Research and Statistical Analysis. Communication and Information dissemination. Research and Analysis Report Writing. Capacity Building. Annual Work Plans. Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Economics, Economics, Public Policy, Development Finance, Development Economics with 8 years' relevant experience in strategic financial or fiscal analysis or research. A PhD and/or 10 years' relevant experience in strategic financial and fiscal analysis will be an added advantage.
Please find the full job describtion here.
Application Deadline: 21 May 2021
Job title: Economists for Future Organiser
Rethinking Economics Initiative is offering the chance to join the initiative that works to reform how the economics discipline considers issues related to the environment, sustainability and diversity. We are excited to launch our search for an Economists for Future Organiser, to help drive forward the E4F core team. The successful candidate will be supported by Rethinking Economics International.
About Economists for Future International and Rethinking Economics International
Economists for Future is an international initiative aiming to mobilise economists, and the influence they have, to help arrest the planetary emergency. We do this through targeted research and advocacy.
Rethinking Economics (RE) is an international network working to build a better economics in society and the classroom. We started as a student movement in 2012 and have since grown to become a registered charity with a 7-person staff team. Through a mixture of campaigning, events and projects, Rethinking Economics International supports over 100 groups in over 30 countries around the world, alongside thousands of supportive members of the public, to reform the university economics curriculum to make it more pluralist, critical and applicable to the real world.
Rethinking Economics International is undertaking an exciting transition process in which we are developing and expanding the future of the organisation. We will be accepting candidates from the UK, Germany and candidates based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The successful candidate will support the continued growth and success of Economists for Future. What we’re looking for someone with a passion for how economics can better address the planetary emergency and with experience in organising and campaigning, particularly in a student, economics or environmental sphere. The ideal candidate will be adept at leading campaigns and supporting others to do so.
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
We are committed to providing equality and fairness for all and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, mental health, religion or age. We encourage and celebrate the different qualities that our colleagues, and others we work with, bring to our work. And we believe that seeing things from a wide range of different perspectives helps us to resolve problems, adapt our approaches and develop as an organisation. We want to bring greater diversity to our team and we’re keen to hear what you think you’ll bring from your own background and experience (beyond your professional skills and knowledge).
Terms & Conditions
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Person Specification - Key Skills and Experience
The role profile asks for a wide range of competencies and we recognise that we are unlikely to find a candidate who fits every requirement. If you fit some of the essential and/or desirable criteria and believe you have the potential to learn the other areas of the role, we’d like to hear from you. A strong background in economics, organising, movement building and environmental issues would be of great advantage.
How to Apply
To apply, please click 'Apply on website' at the top of the ad and fill in the application form. If you have any queries or would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please do not hesitate to contact us via recruitment [at] rethinkeconomics [dot] org. Please note that we cannot accept any applicants not based in the UK, Germany or South Africa.
More information about the job offer is available here.
Application Deadline: 23 May 2021 (12:00 UTC/ 13:00 BST/ 14:00 SAST/ 14:00 CEST)
Job title: Assistant Professor in Economic Geography
The University of Nottingham UK campus is seeking to appoint an academic to make a significant impact within the research and teaching area of Economic Geography. The successful candidate will be expected to generate new intellectual understanding and to apply for external funding to enable the development of new and independent research. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to teaching at all levels within the School, including the delivery of core undergraduate modules in the area of economic geography. A range of administrative duties to support the operation of the School will also be undertaken.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant subject area or equivalent extensive professional/research experience along with teaching experience in the field of Economic Geography. It is essential that applicants have a track record of high-quality published research. Candidates should supply a CV, publication list, and a covering letter stating why they are suitable for the role. Details of teaching and administrative experience and the areas of their research expertise should also be included.
We would welcome applications from candidates with expertise across the diverse field of economic geography, cognate research areas and disciplines. We would particularly welcome, but are in no way restricted to, applicants whose research and teaching interests address one or more of the following areas:
Additional information, including salary range and application form, can be found here. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Matthew Smallman-Raynor, Head of School, email Matthew.Smallman-Raynor@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
Application Deadline: 7 June 2021
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by Michelle Holder and Alan A. Aja | 2021, Rowman & Littlefield
Afro-Latinos in the U.S. Economy outlines the current position and status of Afro-Latinxs in the economy of the United States. Very little research has thus far been disseminated in the field of economics on the contributions of Afro-Latinxs regarding income and wealth, labor market status, occupational mobility, and educational attainment. On the other hand, cultural studies, literary criticism, and social science fields have produced more research on Afro-Latinxs; the discipline of economics is, thus, significantly behind the curve in exploring the economic dimensions of this group. While the Afro-Latinx community constitutes a comparatively small segment of the U.S. population, and is often viewed as the nexus between two of the country’s largest minority groups—African Americans and Latinxs, who comprise 13 percent and 17 percent, respectively, of the U.S. population—Holder and Aja outline how the group’s unique economic position is different than non-black Latinxs. Despite possessing higher levels of education relative to the Latinx community as a whole, U.S. Afro-Latinxs do not experience expected returns in income and earnings, underscoring the role anti-Blackness plays in everyday life regardless of ancestral origin. The goal of this book is to provide a foundation in the economic dimensions of Afro-Latinxs in the U.S. which can be used to both complement and supplement research conducted on this group in other major disciplines.
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by Ross Fergusson and Nicola Yeates | 2021, Edward Elgar
This timely book introduces a fresh perspective on youth unemployment by analysing it as a global phenomenon. Ross Fergusson and Nicola Yeates argue that only by incorporating analysis of the dynamics of the global economy and global governance can we make convincing, comprehensive sense of these developments. The authors present substantial new evidence spanning a century pointing to the strong relationships between youth unemployment, globalisation, economic crises and consequent harms to young people’s social and economic welfare worldwide. The book notably encompasses data and analysis spanning the Global South as well as the Global North.
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by Isabella M. Weber | 2021, Routledge
China has become deeply integrated into the world economy. Yet, gradual marketization has facilitated the country’s rise without leading to its wholesale assimilation to global neoliberalism. This book uncovers the fierce contest about economic reforms that shaped China’s path. In the first post-Mao decade, China’s reformers were sharply divided. They agreed that China had to reform its economic system and move toward more marketization—but struggled over how to go about it. Should China destroy the core of the socialist system through shock therapy, or should it use the institutions of the planned economy as market creators? With hindsight, the historical record proves the high stakes behind the question: China embarked on an economic expansion commonly described as unprecedented in scope and pace, whereas Russia’s economy collapsed under shock therapy. Based on extensive research, including interviews with key Chinese and international participants and World Bank officials as well as insights gleaned from unpublished documents, the book charts the debate that ultimately enabled China to follow a path to gradual reindustrialization. Beyond shedding light on the crossroads of the 1980s, it reveals the intellectual foundations of state-market relations in reform-era China through a longue durée lens. Overall, the book delivers an original perspective on China’s economic model and its continuing contestations from within and from without.
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edited by Pradip Baksi | 2020, Routledge
This collection of various texts on Karl Marx and Mathematics is the revised and extended second edition of the Special Supplement to Karl Marx, Mathematical Manuscripts (1994; Calcutta: Viswakos) titled Marx and Mathematics. The sources of the texts included in the three parts of this collection and, some biographical information about their respective authors have been indicated at the end of each text.
The emergence and development of the Ethnomathematics movement continue to change our understanding of the history of evolution of plural mathematics on planet earth since the Neolithic age. Rediscovery and study of some of the neglected source texts have further energized investigations on the subsequent history of mathematical cultures, including those on the histories of algebra and analysis in some of the ancient and medieval languages of Asia, like Sanskrit, Arabic and Malayalam. Consequently, it is now possible to indicate some of the larger gaps in the dominant understanding of history of mathematics not only in Marx’s time, but also at the time of editing Marx’s mathematical manuscripts in the twentieth century, and even today. Finally, the emergence and development of mathematical and statistical software packages are vigorously reshaping our ways of conceptualizing and doing mathematics towards an unknown future. It is time now for taking yet another look at all mathematical text from the past and that includes the mathematical manuscripts of Marx.
These texts have been divided into three parts. Part one contains some topical texts related to the history of emergence, development, editing, publication and reception of the mathematical manuscripts of Karl Marx. Part two contains a selection of five articles reflecting some of the investigations inspired by these manuscripts in Russia, India and France. Part three contains five articles on plural mathematics before and after Karl Marx (1818-1883). The texts in this collection are followed by two appendices containing two bibliographies: one on Hegel and mathematics and, the other on mathematics and semiotics.
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by Sergio Cesaratto | 2021, El Viejo Topo
Six Lessons from Economics, by Sergio Cesaratto, was a successful book in Italy before the pandemic, when university faculties were still open. It has been reissued several times.
It is a book intended not only for economics students, since many of the considerations that start from economics end in political conclusions. Structured in the form of lessons, the author visits the great classical economists on this journey. We talk about Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Keynes, Sraffa. Through this journey, he formulates an incisive critique of the marginalist economic doctrine, which is prevailing today.
Thus, Cesaratto confronts the widely established theories today and unmasks their use by the ruling elites. And he is critical of the functioning of the European Union and its main instrument, the euro.
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by Maurizio Mistri | 2021, Padova University Press
Taking its cue from the euro affair, this book discusses above all the complex institutional systems in the economic field, typically formed in the context of international economic relations. The EU in general, and Euroland in particular, constitute an area manifesting the issues debated by those institutionalist economists who deal with international economic relations. As never before, economic analyses require the support of other disciplines, starting from the political sciences to evolutionary and cognitivist approaches. After a brief analysis of the evolution of the European economic integration process and how this integration has been strongly influenced by political factors, a significant difficulty that scholars encounter lies in the intertwining of economic and political strategies. Since Euroland represents a coalition formed by a group of European countries that have attempted to transform a potentially conflictual political situation into a cooperative situation, due importance is given to the lessons in Thomas Schelling’s (1960) The Strategy of Conflict. However, the core of this volume is an analysis of the institutionalist approach to the economic integration process experienced by the EU and Euroland. At the heart of this process is a controversial relationship, at least in the European reality, between national institutions on the one hand, and supranational institutions on the other. Thus, complementarity between institutions at different hierarchical levels within the framework of the varieties of international capitalism has been given ample space. A sensitive point of the analysis relates to the fact that in complex institutional systems, there may be situations in which certain institutions, especially supranational ones, can foster asymmetries, with the result of generating conflicts between member countries. This occurs when national preferences, defined on the economic and financial policy action space, collide, and so in this sense, we can speak of a “euro crisis”.
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The Open University Business and Law Schools invite applications for a number of full-time funded Ph.D. studentships beginning 1 February 2022. We welcome submissions for the advertised project titled "Social and Economic Inequality in a Financialized Society".
We welcome Ph.D. applications from candidates wishing to explore the aspects of gender and racial inequalities in a financialized society. Candidates must be keen to employ a critical finance approach and address underlying power relationships inherent in the process of financialization. We particularly welcome interdisciplinary projects which engage with methodological pluralism, for instance, incorporating qualitative research within a mixed-methods approach. Combining non-conventional economic/financial approaches with anthropological, geographical, historical, or sociological research can help identify and tackle the lack of diversity in mainstream theoretical approaches. The successful candidate will be part of a vibrant research community of academics and Ph.D. students within the History and Political Economy of Business and Finance (HYPE) research cluster as well as the Open University Business School. More information is available here.
Application Deadline: 13 July 2021 (noon GMT)