Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Issue 283 July 26, 2021 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

I admit I have been boycotting online conferences for about a year. Surely, one reason for that was that coping with all the circumstances imposed by the pandemic ate up a lot of time. But the more immediate cause was that I expected 'online conferences' to lack the part I cherish the most – informal chatting with colleagues from all over the world. This month I have crossed this line and took part in this year's SASE conference, which has taken place in an online format. Although my prejudices have been confirmed, as private chats are only a meager substitute for face-to-face communication, it was a neat experience after all (although I admit that seeing sessions run from 8 AM to 12 PM is spooky at first). During the conference I mostly took part in a sub-stream (dubbed 'mini-conference' at SASE) on The Political Economy of Financial Subordination (see here), which featured a highly diverse set of papers trying to gain a better understanding of the connection between power relations and financial systems from a global perspective. In my view, this stream focused on an underresearched topic with huge merits, and as I expect this mini-conference to also play a role in next year's SASE conference, I wanted to raise some awareness for this.

Other great news come in the form of an anniversary: Geoff Harcourt, a giant of heterodox economic thought and a long-term supporter of this Newsletter, has turned 90! While any real-world festivities had to be cancelled due to current circumstances, there is a new website out that celebrates Geoff's achievements. I was also pleased to find out that Cambridge University Press is going to publish a '50th anniversary edition' of Geoff's Some Cambridge Controversies in the Theory of Capital, which Avi J. Cohen organized together with Tiago Mata, to mark his 90th birthday. On SSRN you will also find a fine paper by Tiago that traces this book's impact and illuminates its "rich history". Many thanks to all the people who put some effort into these projects, and warm congratulations and a happy anniversary to Geoff who has done so much for our community.



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Call for Papers

19th International Conference of the Charles Gide Society: "Happiness and Unhappiness of the Economic Agent" (Paris, July 2022)

7-9 July 2022 | Paris, France

The 19th conference of the Charles Gide Society will take place at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne from the 7th to the 9th of July 2022. This event, organized by PHARE (Philosophie, Histoire et Analyse de la Pensée Econonmique, University Paris 1), LED (Laboratoire d’Economie Dyonisien, University Paris 8) and CES (Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, University Paris 1) will address the topic “Happiness and Unhappiness of the Economic Agent”.

Emerging during the French and Scottish enlightenments, political economy was developed as a narrative of the origins, which presented history as taking us away from unhappiness and progressing towards a future of happiness. The stages theories of Smith or Turgot illustrate this perspective. During the same period, the philosophy of Rousseau presented an opposite view, fledging society being characterized by happiness from which civilization led us away. These considerations were part of an empiricist philosophy of knowledge inspired by Locke and Condillac, stressing that human beings were more sensible to pain than to pleasure. What has become of these ways of relating happiness and unhappiness, pleasure and pain, on the one hand, and the progress of wealth and civilization, on the other, during the process of economic development?

Since the end of 18th century, the question of happiness, like that of unhappiness, was a central concern of classical Utilitarianism. This is true of Bentham and his precursors, of course, but it is also true of those, such as J. S Mill or Sidgwick, for instance, who inspired the most important evolution of this philosophical school. These questions were also important in the writings of the so called “Utopian socialists” and in Marx himself, mostly in his early writings.

Contemporary happiness economics could be seen as a re-engagement with these older questions. This field of economics owes part of its success to the elaboration of new measures to quantify happiness and its evolution through time. In a way, happiness economics highlights a legacy of the Enlightenment. As a matter of fact, the disconnection between economic growth and happiness shown by the paradox of Easterlin (1974) transformed happiness into a supreme goal, in a way that is much reminiscent of certain traits of Utilitarianism. Yet, this approach remains mainly positive and far from the historical conjectures on which political economy was built. Contemporary happiness economics puts aside not only the questions of history and progress, that were crucial for 18th century philosophers and economists, but also the original pairing of happiness and unhappiness.

We propose putting into historical perspective contemporary thought surrounding happiness, by studying the place it occupied in the works of past economists and by considering the way it was related to the concept of unhappiness. How have economists considered the happiness and unhappiness of the economic agent from the origins of the discipline to its most recent developments?

Submission Procedure

Submission of proposal can be submitted from 1st November to 17th January 2022. The required format is 300 to 400 words.

For more information please contact this mail or visit the conference website.

Submission Period: 1 November 2021 - 17 January 2022

Consolidation of Change: Scientific Workshop of the German Network for Pluralist Economics (Bielefeld, Sept. 2021)

22-23 September 2021 | Germany, Bielefeld

The alumni*ae of the German Network for Pluralist Economics invite young researcher (doctoral students, young post-docs, advanced Master degree students) who feel affiliated with the movement for heterodox economics to participate in the second scientific workshop. The workshop is aimed to provide an open platform to discuss ongoing research projects of the participants, to reflect on state of heterodox economics in research careers and to provide space for scientific and personal networking.

The language of the workshop will be English if we have international participants, otherwise German.

Participants can register here: https://forms.gle/YM57hcnUYyewc6Qb7
(Form only in German available, do not hesitate to reach out if this is a barrier: kerstin.hotte@oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk)

Further information is available here: https://www.plurale-oekonomik.de/news/singlenews/wissenschaftlicher-workshop-call-for-participation-papers/c6be2426f4aba44d5c90b42547d6da57/

EAEPE Workshop on the "Economics of knowledge creation and utilization in regions" (Greece, Oct 2021)

1-2 October 2021 | University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

Workshop on the "Economics of knowledge creation and utilization in regions"

We invite submittions to the 6th workshop organized by the Research Area X of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) on "Knowledge, Networks and Regions". The topic of the workshop is "Economics of knowledge creation and utilization in regions". The workshop will take place on October 1-2 and will probably take place as a on-site event in Volos, Greece. The keynote will be given by Cesar Hidalgo and submissions from distinct disciplines and theoretical perspectives are most welcome. All papers will receive a co-presentation by another participant and there will be ample space for joint discussions.

Content and Motivation

Knowledge and innovation are considered to be among the main drivers of economic prosperity. As for today, the relevance of the accumulation of knowledge both for growth and development on the national and regional level, as well as for the business success on the firm level has been documented by numerous empirical investigations from distinct economic paradigms. At the same time, differentials in the accumulation of knowledge might be essential to explain the large and persistent economic disparities at the national and regional level both within and across nation states, in Europe as well as overseas.

These disparities have motived a wide range of innovation policies. However, the success of such policies is by no means guaranteed, and the economic development patterns among countries over the past decades have been considerably uneven. In other words, we are still confronted with numerous open questions when it comes to understanding how knowledge relates to regional development, what is the role of institutions and system failures or how regional policy interventions can be used to foster egalitarian development.

In doing so, we consider different analytical levels such as (i.) the individual actors of the system, (ii.) various types of relationships among these actors, and (iii.) the institutions guiding the behavior of the actors in the system as well as the relevance of systemic dynamics impacting upon the individual actors in the system. Even though we emphasize the merits of a complex adaptive systems perspective for these questions, we are open to complementary theoretical approaches and follow a multi-method philosophy. In summary, this year’s workshop on the “Economics of knowledge creation and utilization in regions” welcomes contribution addressing the following issues:

Presentations will be organized in topically consistent panels. Each presentation receives a short co-presentation by another participant and will feed into more general moderated discussions among participants. Depending on the number and topical focus of the submissions we consider the publication of a special issue in a respectable peer reviewed journal.

Submission process, important dates, and further information

We invite conceptual as well as empirical contributions within the thematic scope described above. Please submit extended abstracts (500-750 words, PDF or Word) online to: rax-workshop@protonmail.com. More information and the official CfP can be found here.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 August 2021

Energy Ethics 2021 conference: Energy Transitions and Planetary Futures (online, Oct 2021)

25-27 October 2021 | online

At a time of growing demand for energy and rising concerns about reducing and mitigating the environmental impact of global carbon emissions, transitions to low-carbon energy economies seem both inevitable and essential. “Energy Transitions” have been adopted as an official policy of numerous governments and a global imperative in the fight against anthropogenic climate change. In official pledges and commitments to ‘Net Zero’, energy transitions have captured the imagination of a post-carbon future. This conference calls for analytical and critical attention to the ways in which energy transitions are mobilised around the world. We ask: What visions of society and planetary futures are being put forth by ‘energy transitions’ around the world? What is a ‘just’ transition, and for whom? What hopes and fears animate discourses, practices and models of energy transitions? How are energy transitions claimed as environmental, social, cultural, personal, ethical or political projects? What challenges and possibilities do they present? Are conflicting visions of energy futures reconcilable? How can different forms and ways of life co-exist in these transitions?What kind of energy should fuel our world, and what kind of world do we want to fuel?

Rather than taking the aims and means of energy transitions for granted, this conference brings together researchers across the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences to invite critical engagement with and reflection on the social, cultural, economic and political complexity and diversity of energy futures around the world.

We invite papers that address questions of energy transitions from the following angles:

We invite abstracts that engage with the question of energy transitions by responding to the themes and prompts above. Please identify one theme or question that your paper would align with, and submit your abstract (250 words max) via this portal.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch at ee2021@st-andrews.ac.uk. For further information please follow this link.

Application Deadline: 20 July 2021 (23:59 BST)

Exploring Economics: Call for Contributions on the Future of (Pluralist) Economics


The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has shaken up the political and academic landscape. But not only since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus – and its dramatic social and economic consequences – has it become evident that we need a much more sustainable and resilient economy. The practices, institutions and system logics of today's economy are not suitable for appropriately addressing fundamental human needs. The climate crisis, in particular, requires radically rethinking of our economic system and its’ global value chains.

The problem: an outdated and one-sided economic science - Economic policies have for long been, and partly still are, dominated by an economic paradigm that is one-sided and monistic in its approach, producing the same simple answers to the complex realities of the present. Positive developments in the field of research or economic policy notwithstanding, mostly market-oriented thinking still prevails in economic teaching, while forms of economic activity based on shared institutions, cooperation, public spending, macroeconomic coordination and democratic planning are hardly mentioned, if at all.

The solution: future-oriented, pluralist economics - As the international curriculum change movement, we came together after the outbreak of the previous major crisis in 2007/2008 to radically renew economics. Since then, we have built long-term institutions that provide the basis for new economic thinking and fostered the paradigm of “pluralism”. Pluralist economics means to include approaches that focus on institutions, power structures and socioeconomic system dynamics - such as complexity, ecological, feminist, Keynesian or critical political economics. These approaches are the basis for thinking about and creating more equitable and sustainable economic systems.

The challenge: (how) can pluralist economics become the new normal? While the curriculum change movement and with it the claim for pluralism have made remarkable progress in the last years, mainstream economics is still dominating the teaching of economics. A number of key scientific and strategic questions around the claim for pluralism are still not resolved.

We warmly welcome contributions that take these and related issues into consideration. We accept different formats, such as essays, scientific articles, or literature overviews. All contributions, however, should be formulated in a widely understandable manner and directed at a broad audience. As all articles that succeed in the review process will be published on Exploring Economics and used by a broad readership consisting of students, lecturers, and the general public, we encourage authors to explore new, generally accessible forms of academic writing. We especially encourage students, young academics and groups of authors to submit an article. But also contributions by longstanding supporters and lecturers of heterodox economics are encouraged to (re-)submit articles.

Your article should not exceed 3,500 words. As we accept not only academic articles, but also essays or position papers, articles can also be considerably shorter. Any article, however, should be at least 1000 words in length.

The deadline for submitting an abstract or proposing a full article for resubmission is July 31, 2021.

Article drafts are to be submitted by October 31, 2021.

Finished articles are to be submitted by December 31, 2021.

Submit an abstract: https://www.exploring-economics.org/en/contact/

Extended Deadline: EuroMemo Group Annual Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe (online, Sep 2021)

14-24 September 2021 | online

The EuroMemo Group has extended the submission deadline on the Call for Papers for the 27th Annual Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe (online) with conference theme "Responses of the EU to the Covid-19 crisis and the demand for a solidaristic and green recovery". Please find the full call for papers in a the HEN Issue #280 or visit the official website.

Extended Deadline: 1 August 2021

Historical Materialism 18th Annual Conference (online, November 2021)

4-14 November 2021 | online

Conference Theme: The Return of the State? Anticapitalist Politics in a New Ecological Landscape

Over the past decade, announcements of the ‘death of neoliberalism’ have recurred with alarming frequency. Each time, however, neoliberalism has returned from the grave. Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic, therefore, is unlikely to have killed neoliberalism, things do seem to have changed. In the advanced capitalist world, the supposedly weakened state has intervened directly and dramatically into the capitalist system: ‘locking down’ economies and subsiding both capital and workers throughout the pandemic. At the same time, the state has overseen a rapid and comprehensive vaccination programme.

More surprisingly, it seems that this intervention may not just be confined to the pandemic period itself. US President Joe Biden, hardly a radical firebrand, is currently presiding over a massive economic stimulus, and the rhetoric of state investment reappearing in the language of the right. Neoliberalism may not be dead, but we do appear to be witnessing a certain ‘return of the state’. Of course, for Marxists, this return is greatly exaggerated. Neoliberalism – as a social and political paradigm – has long deployed the disciplinary and coercive functions of the state and relied on state intervention to ‘create’ markets and transform the public into private.

Nevertheless, there remains a hegemonic consensus that somehow the state has returned to reclaim a lost power and status, a consensus it is creating to assure itself a renewed and much needed legitimacy in the face of growing protests and new coalitions. Needless to say, this ‘return’ has not been smooth and even, and needs to be understood in the context of contemporary imperialism and settler colonialism. Moreover, the state is constantly working to appropriate, institutionalise, and therefore render lame the growing movements of contestation. The ability of the state to ‘return’ and the form in which this return has occurred has thus been framed through racialised and gendered antagonisms and uneven global capitalist development. It is precisely for this reason that this ‘return of the state’ has been matched by movements seeking to contest the repressive power of the capitalist state. Indeed, some of these debates – on both left and right – have been directly concerned with the increased role of the state during lockdowns.

The strategic question of the state thus looms large once again. But, whereas, even a few years ago, questions of state power were conceived of in relation to the possibility of left reformist governments, this possibility seems closed for the moment. At the same time, the socialist tradition was never about simply defending the state or asking for the return or a ‘Strong State’, even when we defend public education and health, oppose the ‘lesser state’ of neoliberalism, and struggle for the expansion of the public sector. The socialist tradition has also been about expanding forms of democratic participation, workers’ control, giving space and voice to social movements.

What does this return of the state mean for neoliberalism, and for the realignment of class politics? How has this experience of the return of the state been inflected by race, gender and ability? How should the left respond to interventions of the state into capital accumulation? Is it possible to criticise the expansion of the repressive state apparatus whilst also arguing for greater socialisation of the economy?

To truly get to grips with these kinds of questions requires a serious Marxist analysis. This year’s Historical Materialism online conference seeks to provide a forum for this analysis. To this end, we seek proposals for papers and panels on the following area:

As always, paper and panel proposals on other debates and issues of scholarship in Marxist theory are welcome. Given the continuing uncertainty over Covid-19 and the necessity for continued social distancing within British universities, the 2021 Historical Materialism conference will be held online in a similar format to the two weeks series of events for HM Online in November 2020. We hope to return to our in-person conference in 2022. Please note therefore that:

The conference website will open on Tuesday 20th July 2021 and close at 12.00 BST, Monday 6th September 2021. It can be accessed here. Any conference queries should be addressed to historicalmaterialism@soas.ac.uk.

Submission Deadline: 6 September 2021

History of Economic Thought and Policy: Special Issue on "The Limits to Growth: Economic Theorizing and Policymaking, 1972-2021"

The Journal History of Economic Thought and Policy invites submissions to the Issue 2022-1.

Special Issue Theme: 'The Limits to Growth: Economic Theorizing and Policymaking, 1972-2021 '

2022 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the renown MIT Report, financed by the Club of Rome, The Limits to Growth. The book, that expected a significant reduction in the stocks of natural (fossil) resources accompanied by a substantial increase in the price of oil and other energy sources, triggered a widespread debate on the (dominant) idea of unfettered economic growth, pushing for deep and widespread reforms of the international order.

This controversial volume was bound to generate a huge debate on the environmental constraints to economic growth and a violent reaction from economists (with harsh critiques from Nordhaus, Beckerman, Solow, Stiglitz, etc). Since then, the economics of environment, climate change and sustainability has improved predictive techniques and models (the DICE by Nordhaus is an example of this) and mainly turned from cost-effectiveness analyses to cost-benefit analyses. Not always in line with the increasing international awareness concerning the issue of sustainability. Such theoretical changes impacted on the way economists influenced public opinion and policymaking, until the contribution of economists was formally recognized in 2018 with the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Economics to William Nordhaus “for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis” (Royal Swedish Academy, 2018).

The first issue of 2022 of the journal would like to focus on the evolving relationship between economic theorizing and policymaking in the field of the limits to growth induced by climate change, resource depletion and environmental economics from 1972 until today.

Submissions in word format should be sento to: hetp@uniroma3.it

Application Deadline: 30 September 2021

ICAPE 2022 Conference (January 2022, Boston)

9-10 January 2022 | Simmons University, Boston, Mass., US

Conference Theme: Pluralist Economics in a Post-Pandemic World

After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics, ICAPE, will once again resume its tradition of running a conference immediately after the ASSA conference. ASE is one of the founding members of ICAPE and has always had a significant presence in the ICAPE conference. We hope that this will once again be the case in 2022. Note that the ICAPE conference has substantial flexibility, and we are open to workshops, roundtable discussions, and other types of innovative session structures. Graduate student submissions are also encouraged. As a unique gathering of economists from the major U.S. heterodox associations, the ICAPE conference is typically an engaging and collegial affair.

The global economy is being buffeted by a series of crises. First, we have the Coronavirus pandemic and recession which is wreaking widespread devastation around the world in the face of inadequate public health systems. Second, in the U.S., we have the crisis of racial stratification and policing. The nationwide explosion of unrest following the murder of George Floyd was only the latest indicator of the dissatisfaction with racialized policing and ongoing racial inequities. Third, we have the broader crisis of increasing inequality, and the myriad problems that accompany an economic system structured to benefit the 1%. Fourth, we have the global climate crisis, and the possibility of major disruptions to the provision of food, water and other necessities coupled with increasingly frequent and devastating natural disasters.

Heterodox and pluralistic mainstream economists are particularly well-suited to analyze crises given their focus on real-world phenomena and the forces behind deprivation and change. This conference is open to papers, presentations, roundtables, and workshops that explore any issues in a heterodox or pluralistic fashion. We are particularly interested in papers that explore the following topics:

Submission Procedure

All papers must be submitted via the Google Forms below:

Conference registration fee: $140 regular registration, or $70 low income. Some scholarships may be available to graduate students who are not currently employed full time and who are a member of one of the founding ICAPE associations (AFEE, AFIT, ASE, IAFFE, URPE). ICAPE does not arrange for housing. Instead, participants are encouraged to use ASSA conference housing, which is heavily discounted, or to make their own arrangements. All papers presented at the ICAPE conference will be considered for the ICAPE proceedings issue of the American Review of Political Economy.

For additional information, visit the official website or contact Geoff.Schneider@Bucknell.edu.

Submission Deadline: 10 September 2022

New Journal: Global Political Economy

There is the new academic journal GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY published by Bristol University Press. They will be publishing our inaugural issue in early 2022, and have just launched their submissions portal. You can also follow them on Twitter: @GPEjournal.

Global Political Economy is the much-anticipated journal for the discipline of global political economy, with an explicit intention of cross-disciplinarity, spanning international relations, sociology, feminism and gender studies, political science, business studies, science and technology studies, communications, economics, geography, and more, encouraging debates and discussions across these arenas.

Offering a critical platform for research that interrogates prevailing institutions, norms and patterns of authority and explanatory categories, authors will engage with and drive debates around emancipatory discourses and praxis. Its timing is exceptional. After over a decade of discussions between colleagues across the globe, the exigencies of the contemporary moment of a global pandemic and impending recession make this the opportune moment to begin this new journal.

Global Political Economy will publish work that discusses issues which concern people whether inside the academy or outside of it, looking at the global political economy and its systemic contradictions, constant crises and upheaval. With the following list of topics, and beyond, as objects of inquiry to be critiqued and debated, Global Political Economy aims to gain fresh insights into complex and often unseen modes, forms and operations of global power relations, social forces and historical change.

We are committed to encouraging submissions from early career researchers and scholars based in non-Western institutions (where we will consider translations in some instances). We are committed to diversity and representation of authors with regards to sex, race and class, and we hold the same mandate within our referencing policy and reviewer selection.

Global Political Economy's editors will lead on calls for contributions in specific areas within emerging, reinvigorated, or gaps in global political economy research, such as in feminism, technology studies and public health studies. We also welcome Special Issue suggestions.

The journal addresses debates and critiques in and of:

Please consider submitting your original manuscript to: https://www.editorialmanager.com/gpe/default.aspx

Oxford Real Farming Conference ( Oxford, January 2022)

5-7 January 2022 | Oxford, UK

The Oxford Real Farming Conference has developed over the last eleven years to become the unofficial gathering of the real food and farming movement in the UK. Working with partners, the conference brings together farmers, growers, activists, policy-makers, researchers and all those who support agroecology, including organic and regenerative agriculture and indigenous systems. The organisers are planning an in-person event in the Oxford Town Hall and other nearby venues, 5th to 7th January. To accommodate our new “normal”, next year’s conference will be slower and more reflective. Sessions will last 90 minutes and will give delegates more opportunity to delve deeper into each topic. We will also be a little more spread out with the addition of a great new venue near the Town Hall, which will help to make the conference safer too.

Alongside the in-person conference we will be running an online programme, which will offer live feeds to many of the talks in Oxford, as well as a few extras for our virtual audience only. While we will be joined by some international speakers, this year’s programme will be focussed on the UK. We will also be offering delegates the opportunity to attend 3-4 half-day discussions on specific topics on 5th January. What are the issues that you’re dealing with? Which practitioners or radical ideas are inspiring you? What do you want to find out more about? We are always open to ideas as much as proposals for sessions, so do let us know.

For this reason, we don’t ever suggest a conference theme, but we welcome proposals that offer new (and old!) techniques for best practice in agroecological farming, discussions around trade and food and farming policy, broader debates on food sovereignty, our relationship with the biosphere and deep dives into justice issues relating to land, climate and equity. Please submit your Proposals and Ideas using this form. You may submit more than one session proposal and/or conference idea. Please submit a separate form for each proposal and idea. To keep the conference affordable to all, please note that everyone, including speakers, will need to purchase tickets to attend. Bursary tickets will be available.

Every year, we receive a large number of proposals which we do our best to accommodate. Sometimes this may mean combining session ideas, in which case we will consult with you about this. We want to include a wide range of voices. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to accept all submissions. Sessions at this year's conference will last 90 minutes, which will give delegates more opportunity to delve deeper into each topic. Alongside the in-person conference, we will also be running an online programme, which will offer live feeds to many of the talks in Oxford, as well as a few extras for our virtual audience only. Please note ORFC 2022 will be focussed on the UK; however, there will be space to address global issues and invite global speakers to join us either in-person or virtually.

Submissions will be evaluated by the conference team, consulting with advisors as appropriate. We will be contacting people through October to let them know if we will be taking their session forward. If you have any queries, please contact Francesca on francesca@orfc.org.uk or visit the official website.

Submission Deadline: 20 August 2021 (11:59 p.m. BST)

Polycentrism vs Gargantua in Municipal Governance: Crises and Community Resilience (online, October 2021)

October 2021 | Online

Virtual Workshop & Special Issue of Economics of Governance on “Polycentrism vs Gargantua in Municipal Governance: Crises and Community Resilience”

The Center for Free Enterprise at West Virginia University and the Economics Research Group at the University of North Texas will hold a virtual workshop on questions related to the degree of polycentrism in municipal governance and crises. This virtual workshop would bring together scholars working in this area to workshop papers for a special issue of Economics of Governance on the topics. The one-day virtual workshop is currently scheduled to be hold in the early December of 2021.


Following from the seminal paper from Ostrom et al. (1961), there is a large theoretical and empirical literature on polycentrism versus consolidation – sometimes called “the reform tradition” or “gargantua” – in economics, public administration, and regional science. The reform tradition or gargantuan tradition emphasizes economies of scale and enhanced coordination through the simplification of collective action. The polycentrist tradition tends to emphasize the use of local knowledge, experimentation, and the opportunities for self-governance that come from decentralization and competition. Research on polycentrism vs. gargantua largely focuses on efficiency, with a smaller number of papers focusing on equity.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a growing literature on how metropolitan communities rebound from crises arose. While this literature utilizes insights from the polycentrism vs. gargantua literature, its primary focus is on case studies of individual communities embedded in a larger metropolitan area. There is very little in the post-disaster recovery literature on the role of municipal governance structure on community rebound and resiliency.

Aims and Scope

This virtual workshop and special issue aim at addressing the need to integrate these two literatures to understand how the structure of municipal governance affects the ability of different communities throughout a municipality to deal with and recover from crises. Examples of possible research questions include:

Submission Procedure

Authors will need to submit their working papers for the consideration of the virtual workshop at Yang.Zhou2@unt.edu. The authors will be notified via email if their papers are selected for the workshop. Papers presented at the virtual workshop will be further invited for consideration of an Economics of Governance special issue. More details about submission to the journal will be provided later.

Application Deadline: 15 October 2021

Call for Participants

7th EAEPE Pre-Conference for Young Scholars (online, Sept. 2021)

1 September 2021 | online

The 7th EAEPE Pre-Conference for Young Scholars will take place on September 1, 2021 and online. The theme is ‘Triple Crisis and the Alternative Futures: Research meets Policy’ and we are pleased to have two senior policy experts with us this year: Mafini Dosso(European Commission’s Joint Research Center) and Richard Kozul-Wright (UNCTAD).

The EAEPE seeks to institutionalize and deepen the involvement of and exchange with young scholars and student initiatives at the association’s annual conference. One of the key forums for young scholars at EAEPE is the annual pre-conference that comprises a series of workshops by distinguished scholars, accompanied by social space to interact and network. Organised by a team of young scholars, pre-conference was first launched in Genova (2015). This year, we invite young scholars to join the 7th pre-conference that will be held online and in an entirely different format as compared to its previous editions.

This year we will host a simulation exercise to discuss and propose alternative futures, in terms of research-based and policy relevance, as possible ways out of the ongoing ‘triple crisis’ of modern capitalism. The financial, climate, and health crises reveal the multitude of cracks in how our societies are organised and governed. The multiple crises had made many inequalities and disparities particularly visible. Tackling these problems requires a lot of re-thinking, including how research- and policy-making communities interact.

Application Procedure

To simulate this interaction we invite young scholars and early career EAEPE members to submit their proposals on how they would contribute to this exercise. Please submit your letter of interest (200-300 words, in a free format) with some brief information about yourself, your research area, and one concrete suggestion on how you would advise policy-makers in a particular area/domain towards an alternative future. Please also indicate what topic you think is relevant for policy- makers to address: examples - but not limited to it - could be an alternative healthcare system, scientificresearch infrastructure, industry 4.0 and displacement of workers, community-oriented banking, climate-related education, racial and gender non-discrimination, or development strategies and global governance of trade regimes. Remember that policy-makers are very interested in your proposal but are limited in time and therefore please make it brief but informative. You will have the chance to develop it further during the actual exercise. The policy makers sit on various levels - local, national and supranational (EU) - so you may address any jurisdiction of your choice. Submissions should be sent via email to the Pre-Conference Team (eaepe.preconference@gmail.com) by 15 August 2021 (extended).

(Extended) Application Deadline: 15 August 2021

ASE Webinar Series: Justice and the Exogenous Distribution in Political Economy (online, July 2021)

28 July 2021 (10:00 am EDT) | Online

Up Sira Nukulkit's area of interest is on economic growth and the distribution of income. His research covers macroeconomics, history of economic thought, development economics, and economic philosophy. He is particularly interested in the capital theory controversy of the Classical-Keynesian tradition. He earned his BS in civil engineering from Chulalongkorn University, MA in economics from the University of Denver, and PhD in economics from the University of Utah.

David Fields is an economist for the State of Utah, in which he delves into the political economy of regional development to study patterns with respect to the nature of housing and community planning. His background also centers on the intricacies concerning the interactions of foreign exchange & capital flows with economic development, fiscal & monetary policy, and distribution, whereby critical attention is paid to the notion of endogenous money. In this capacity, he has investigated the interconnections between sub-national, national & international governance and global capital accumulation, in order to examine the spread of financialization and its relationship to neoliberalism.

For security reasons, registration is required. Please register here. For more information about this webinar, the webinar series, and suggestions for future seminars, please contact Iris Buder, the ASE Seminar Coordinator.

Cambridge Journal of Economics 2021 Conference (Sept. 2021, online)

7-9 September 2021 | online

The Cambridge Journal of Economics conference will be an online conference, being held on the afternoons of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7-9 September 2021. The conference will provide a forum for the presentation of work that advances heterodox economics. Please find the programm of the conference here. The conference will look to cover a broad range of topics.

Conference Registration

The call for Papers is closed, but you can still register as a participant for the conference. All conference attendees must register for the conference beforehand using the online form. The conference is being sponsored and subsidised by the The Cambridge Journal of Economics. Registration is free of charge but all attendees must have registered by 3 September.

Registration Deadline: 3 September 2021

De América Soy: Escuela Latinoamericana de Economía Heterodoxa (ELEH 2021)

It’s pluralist time for the South!

The ELEH 2021 is an educational program designed for economics and other social sciences majors that aims to develop critical and pluralistic thinking through a heterodox economics program based on postdevelopment and neostructuralism approaches.

It consists in 4 main classes, 2 magistral classes and 3 practical tutorials, with distinguished and renowed guest lecturers of Latin America and Young Scholars who will advise practical tools to develop a research proposal.

There is no participation fee. It’s absolutely free! Since the program will run online, the only thing you need is access to a computer and stable internet connection.

For application and further information please visite our website. (https://deamericasoy.com/escuela-latinoamericana-economia-heterodoxa/)

Application deadline: 4 August 2021

Feminist Climate Ambassadors Summer School (online, August 2021)

20-22 August 2021 | online

The Green European Foundation (GEF) and Green Economics Institute ( GEI) are organising a 3-day Climate Summer School and Feminist Climate Ambassadors Weekend Summer School in the run up to COP26 United Nations Climate Conference. This summer school is part of the project “Feminists in the Climate Movement,” organised by GEF with the support of Visio, Green Economics Institute, Oikos, and Fundacja Strefa Zieleni. With a closed training programme for selected Feminist Climate Ambassadors as well as a series of public events, the project seeks to build capacity among (potential) climate leaders, while highlighting the gendered aspects and impacts of the climate crisis to a broader audience.

Women and minorities are more likely to be affected by the impacts of climate change and environmental crises, but are also key to bringing about change in their communities. Countries with more diversity in decision-making have more ambitious climate policies, while the empowerment of women is also closely linked to better economic and wellbeing outcomes for all. We need this diversity and we celebrate it, but we also know that it flourishes best when it is pursued actively and obstacles are clearly understood. Specific support for systemically underrepresented groups, including women and non-binary people, is crucial in order to make a change in traditionally male-dominated spaces.

How are women currently excluded from climate negotiations and decisions? What are the lessons and insights from those leaders who have managed to break through? What are the narratives and structures that keep inequalities in place, and the “gender-blind” solutions that fail to challenge the status quo? How does the patriarchal exploitation of the planet relate to the lived experiences and activism of women of colour, indigenous women, LGBTQ+ women, and others? And above all, what can we do to address all of this?

This online summer school will feature dialogues, workshops, masterclasses, and various other formats to explore the gendered impacts of the climate crisis, but also provide concrete tools, inspiration, and knowledge to equip participants in their own lives and with a special eye on COP26. We will facilitate encounters between activists, climate scientists, researchers, policy makers, campaigners, politicians, and the general public, in order to move this priority high on the agenda and spark connections across Europe and beyond.

The programme and speakers will be announced shortly. An indicative overview of possible sessions can be found here.

This summer school will take place in English, online, and is open to the general public. We strive for an open but safe space, making the summer school as interactive and accessible as possible while ensuring the wellbeing of our participants. Please register in advance here.

Foundational renewal – Transforming reliance systems in the wake of COVID-19 (online, September 2021)

7-9 September 2021 | Online

Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (Wiserd) is organising a conference on 'Foundational Renewal - Transforming reliance systems in the wake of COVID-19'.

COVID-19 has severely impacted economies around the globe and exposed the fragility of our foundational reliance systems. While the pandemic has demonstrated the limitations of healthcare systems, the lockdowns have placed a heavy strain on various other foundational sectors, including care, education and food provision. At the same time, the introduction of economic recovery plans and the disruption of global supply chains have reignited efforts to oppose austerity and re-localize value creation. The new challenges arising from this conjuncture only add to the pre-existing crises of nature and neoliberal capitalism, manifested by climate emergency, worsening inequalities, and a lack of social governance. To confront these challenges with a social and ecological transition, the foundational economy requires a substantial renewal driven by new ways of thinking and collaborative action.

This conference will contribute to this renewal though dialogue between researchers and practitioners. With the importance of the foundational economy already established it focuses on exploring how it can be rebuilt, enhanced and sustained in response to the new and old challenges magnified by the pandemic. The aim is to both reflect on fundamental questions, such as how the foundational economy can contribute to a good life for everyone (and how we should study this) and discuss the achievements and challenges of concrete projects, such as place-based social experiments, governance measures and civil society movements. Invited speakers and discussants will share their scientific insights and practical experiences from across the foundational economy and outline a range of alternative and innovative practices – from Wales, the UK and abroad – that may point towards a more just and sustainable future.

The conference involves three days of panel sessions, each day revolving around a central theme:

In a concluding session, we turn our focus onto Wales – where the conference will hopefully take place in person – to debate how the insights we gained over the past days can help foster the kind of transformative governance that is able to drive the foundational renewal we need.

To attend, please register here.

Global Forum on Democratizing Work (online, October 2021)

5–7 October 2021 | Online

The first-ever Global Forum on Democratizing Work will take placeon 5–7 October 2021. It will allow building the future of the #DemocratizingWork movement, across geographical and disciplinary boundaries. The Global Forum will gather participants from universities, trade unions, progressive businesses, public institutions, environmental and human rights NGOs, the media. Beyond these communities, activists or concerned citizens who are interested in the message encapsulated in the manifesto is welcome. With such a transdisciplinary exchange of perspectives, we hope to fuel a productive and inclusive learning process about the Manifesto's principles. Participants will have the opportunity not only to attend sessions with prominent figures whose work focuses on the three core principles (DEMOCRATIZE, DECOMMODIFY, DECARBONIZE), but also to discuss ideas and initiatives in smaller groups, based on common but diverse interests.

As the Global Forum will be a completely immersive experience, registration is required to access the platform and is available via this link. You will fill up the form to attend the conference and then will be asked to create an account on the website platform. If you have any questions during the process please don’t hesitate to reach out.

To ensure the Global Forum is accessible to all, registration is and will remain free of charge for everyone. However, the event in itself is not. Funding is coming from various universities and academic institutions (Harvard, Groningen, Louvain, Yale, Bard College, etc.) and is not corporate-funded. If you feel like you can afford to contribute to the conference and wish to know more, email us at globalforum@democratizingwork.org to know more.

If you are interested, please fill in the online form or visit the official website.

The 2nd Webinar Session of the ASE Webinar Series (July 2021, online)

28 July 2021, 10:00 am EDT | online

Webinar Theme: "Justice and the Exogenous Distribution in Political Economy"

Association for Social Economics (ASE) is excited to announce the 2nd webinar in our new ASE Webinar Series. For security reasons, registration is required. Please register here.


Up Sira Nukulkit's area of interest is on economic growth and the distribution of income. His research covers macroeconomics, history of economic thought, development economics, and economic philosophy. He is particularly interested in the capital theory controversy of the Classical-Keynesian tradition. He earned his BS in civil engineering from Chulalongkorn University, MA in economics from the University of Denver, and PhD in economics from the University of Utah.

David Fields is an economist for the State of Utah, in which he delves into the political economy of regional development to study patterns with respect to the nature of housing and community planning. His background also centers on the intricacies concerning the interactions of foreign exchange & capital flows with economic development, fiscal & monetary policy, and distribution, whereby critical attention is paid to the notion of endogenous money. In this capacity, he has investigated the interconnections between sub-national, national & international governance and global capital accumulation, in order to examine the spread of financialization and its relationship to neoliberalism.

Job Postings

Bennington College, US

Job title: Political Economy Visiting Faculty Position at Bennington College (Fall 2021-Spring 2022)

Bennington College is inviting applications for a one-year full-time visiting faculty position for the 2021-2022 academic year with specific foci on [i] political economy in macroeconomics and [ii] econometric analyses in shaping public policy. The successful candidates should demonstrate teaching experiences; and while a Ph.D. is preferred, the college welcomes ABD as well. This is a sabbatical replacement position. This position will be responsible for teaching four courses. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals who are open to a transdisciplinary perspective and can approach economic questions from a variety of disciplinary lenses, including (but not limited to) sociology, political theory and philosophy.

For detailed description of the position, please visit the official website.

Application Process

Candidates should apply online below by submitting: 1) a letter of application; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes descriptions of three potential course offerings (including a course on quantitative analyses); 4) links to, or examples of relevant recent professional work; and 5) contact information for three references. For more information, please contact Lopamudra Banerjee, professor of political economy. Review of applications will begin on June 16th and will continue until the position is filled. This position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.

To apply for the position, please follow the link. Interested candidates should feel free to email Lopamudra Banerjee for further details.

Application Period: 16 June 2021 - until position is filled

Bennington College, US

Job title: Political Economy Visiting Faculty Position

Bennington College is inviting applications for a one-year full-time visiting faculty position for the 2021-2022 academic year with specific foci on [i] political economy in macroeconomics and [ii] econometric analyses in shaping public policy. The successful candidates should demonstrate teaching experiences; and while a Ph.D. is preferred, the college welcomes ABD as well.

This is a sabbatical replacement position. This position will be responsible for teaching four courses. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals who are open to a transdisciplinary perspective and can approach economic questions from a variety of disciplinary lenses, including (but not limited to) sociology, political theory and philosophy.

For detailed description of the position, please check this link.

To apply for the position, please follow the link.

Interested candidates should feel free to email lbanerjee@bennington.edu for further details.

Application Deadline: by 16 June, 2021

Harvey Mudd College, US

Job title: Tenure-track position in environmental economics

The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts (HSA) at Harvey Mudd College seeks applications for a tenure-track position in environmental economics, beginning fall, 2022. We seek candidates who will teach five undergraduate courses per year, including at least one foundational course in economics; a writing-intensive first-year research seminar; and courses from within their specialization. Specialized courses should include environmental economics and might also address areas such as feminist economics, economics of racism, macroeconomics, development economics, labor economics, and labor and environment. Heterodox approaches, including Marxist economics, critical political economy, post-Keynesian economics, and ecological economics, are welcome, though not required.

Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. degree, have well-developed research interests articulated in a research statement, and demonstrate excellence in teaching undergraduates attested to in teaching evaluations and a thoughtful statement of pedagogy. Demonstrated engagement with teaching students from diverse backgrounds is required.

Applicants should submit a covering letter of application, CV, contact information for three references, course evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, and syllabi of three proposed courses. We invite candidates to address their interests, experience, and future plans for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the application package. Those applicants who are selected for the first round of interviews will be asked to submit additional materials, including letters of reference and a sample of scholarly work. Materials can be uploaded to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18963

Application Deadline: 21 September 2021

King's College London, UK

Job title: Lecturer in International Political Economy/International Studies

The Department of European & International Studies is recruiting a Lecturer in International Political Economy/International Studies Grade 6 or 7 with a specialism in Gender and/or Racial Methodologies. The post is open in terms of theoretical and disciplinary background or research topic, the desire is for cutting-edge scholarship exploring gender and/or race in national, global or decolonial/post-colonial contexts. An area studies specialism that adds something new to EIS is strongly desired: such as, but not limited to, Sub-Sharan Africa, South Asia, Latin America, or as historical-colonial configurations such as Global Iberia, Francophonie, Pax Britannica or Pax Americana. The post holder will contribute to research-led teaching at UG and PGT levels, contribute to advancing EDI in research culture and grant capture efforts, working well with others in the department and across the School and Faculty. You will be responsible to the Head of Department. More information about the Department, School and Faculty can be found on the King’s website.

Key responsibilities

Grade 6: Essential criteria

Grade 7: Essential criteria

For application please use this online form. More information is available at the official website.

Application Deadline: 22 August 2021

Radboud University, The Netherlands

Job title: PhD Candidate: Safeguarding Trust in Climate Change Mitigation Projects in Ghana

Transnational climate change mitigation projects (TCCMPs) form part of the wider Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda, span across multiple levels of governance (international, national, regional, local), and involve a broad range of actors with different worldviews and sometimes contradictory interests. The resulting tensions are aggravated by highly unequal power relationships. In terms of environmental justice, climate mitigation projects often lead to asymmetric (economic, social, cultural and environmental) outcomes and are moreover accused of neglecting local values and norms. To remedy these problems, internationally agreed safeguard protocols have been adopted for the governance of TCCMPs. As of yet, however, little is known about whether these safeguards contribute to environmental distributive justice.

In this PhD project called 'Safeguarding Trust? The Transnational Governance of Climate Change Mitigation Projects in Ghana' you will investigate whether TCCMP safeguards foster mutual trust and thereby facilitate the recognition of local values, ensure equal co-determination rights, and contribute to an equitable distribution of benefits and burdens. You will analyse local TCCMP projects in their multi-level governance setting, including local, sub-national, national and international levels. The empirical focus will be on Ghana as a case study country that not only has become a major target country for TCCMPs but also aspires to abandon foreign aid as part of its sustainable development strategy. You will conduct multi-sited fieldwork combining ethnographic research and participatory observation at international organisations and in the donor country.

The project aims to deliver novel empirical and conceptual insights into the impact of multi-level governance architectures on environmental justice. Understanding these processes will improve the alignment of climate mitigation projects with the SDGs and allow policy-makers and practitioners to adjust the institutional design of transnational climate change mitigation projects.

In addition to research, you will teach courses at the Geography, Planning and Environment (GPE) department and the Political Science department.

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The Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) is an academic centre of research and higher education, focusing on institutional and governance issues. There are seven disciplines within NSM: Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics and Business Economics, Environmental Governance and Politics, Human Geography, and Spatial Planning. NSM strives for an interdisciplinary approach to work on its mission: 'Responsible governance for sustainable societies.' Altogether, NSM employs 265 FTEs, 75% of whom are academics.

Its Doctoral School aims to prepare future generations of researchers for their challenging tasks. We train PhD candidates to conduct research that is both scientifically excellent and socially relevant, and provide them with the support they need to develop world-class research skills and complete their PhD projects on time. We also offer a network in which PhD candidates can exchange their experiences and knowledge.

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Please, if you are interested in this position visit the link.

Application Deadline: 17 September 2021, 23:59 (ATZ)

TU Munich, Germany

Job title: Postdoc positions (m/f/d) in Science & Technology Studies (STS) on mobility & society

The professorship of Innovation, Society & Public Policy (Prof. Sebastian Pfotenhauer), based at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), Technical University of Munich, announces a new research group that will investigate future mobility at the intersection of societal needs, urban technopolitics, and spatial (re)configurations. The group will consist of up to three postdocs and three PhD candidates, led by a senior researcher. The group is affiliated with the Munich Cluster for the Future of Mobility in Metropolitan Regions (MCube), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Three postdoc positions (m/f/d) in Science & Technology Studies (STS) on mobility & society at TU Munich (TV-L E13 100%, 3 years fixed-term)

All positions are university positions within structured projects, which means a strong focus on research and responsibilities in managing the projects, with optional teaching responsibilities. The advertised positions in the group correspond to three focus areas:

(1) Responsible experimentation
(2) Post-pandemic cities
(3) Mobility justice

Link to the full announcement and details on the application process.

Application Deadline: 1 August 2021

Thapar School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, India

Launched in September 2020 under the auspices of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Deemed to be a University), the Thapar Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences is currently open for application from qualified candidates for the positions of Assistant and Associate Professors in all areas of Economics, particularly Macroeconomics—candidates working within heterodox or orthodox traditions are welcome to apply. The minimum qualification for the position of Assistant Professor is PhD; however a PhD candidate expecting the degree in near future is also welcome to apply. Our growing faculty is diverse and international and our remuneration packages are highly competitive. For further information please contact Ajit Sinha or send your detailed CV and two recent research papers along with a letter of application to lav.sharma@thapar.edu with a CC. to ajit.sinha@thapar.edu

University of Denver (1/3)

Job title: Assistant Professor, Microeconomics for Public Policy

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies and the Douglas and Mary Scrivner Institute of Public Policy at the University of Denver seek candidates with teaching and research interests that apply microeconomic perspectives and methods to contemporary public policy issues such as public finance and budgeting, social policy, urban (or rural) economics and policy, economic development, or environmental and natural resource policy. Applicants with a PhD in any relevant social science discipline will be considered. We are especially interested in candidates equipped to teach cost-benefit analysis and other forms of economic and policy analysis at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Questions can be directed to the Committee Chair, Professor Jack Donnelly (Jack.Donnelly@du.edu).

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Three Writing Samples
  4. One Course Syllabus
  5. Research Statement
  6. Teaching Statement
  7. No more than a two page Diversity Statement explaining as a faculty member, how the applicant would contribute to values and practices embracing diversity, equity, and inclusivity.
  8. Names and contact information of three references.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Please find further information on the website.

Application Deadline: 10September 2021

University of Denver (2/3)

Job title: Assistant Professor for Peace & Security and Democratic Governance

We seek an Assistant Professor in the area of Peace and Security, broadly understood, including both traditional and emerging issues, applying any appropriate methodology, at any level of analysis. The successful candidate will teach and shape core courses in our International Security MA program, providing an opportunity to help fashion a forward-looking and innovative approach to the field.

We also seek an Assistant Professor trained in any relevant social science field, focused on Democratic Governance, broadly understood, and/or its alternatives. Possible research interests include the dynamics of democratization, democratic erosion and autocratization, the role of information and the media, identity in processes of inclusion and exclusion, and the relative efficacy of democracies in addressing challenges such as inequality, development, climate change, corruption, migration, or economic or political crises.

For both positions, we are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching interests that cross disciplinary boundaries or connect these broad areas to each other or to other Korbel priorities in human rights, development, environmental sustainability, global economic affairs, and social justice. We also seek candidates who will contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service. In addition, candidates with futures-modeling skills or interests that relate to the work of the Pardee Center for International Futures are encouraged to note that in their applications.

Required Qualifications

Peace and Security Required qualifications:

Democratic Governance Required qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications for both positions:

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Questions can be directed to the Committee Chair, Professor Jack Donnelly (Jack.Donnelly@du.edu).

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Three Writing Samples
  4. One Course Syllabus
  5. Research Statement
  6. Teaching Statement
  7. No more than a two page Diversity Statement explaining as a faculty member, how the applicant would contribute to values and practices embracing diversity, equity, and inclusivity.
  8. Names and contact information of three references.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Please find further information on the website.

Application Deadline: 10September 2021

University of Denver (3/3)

Job title: Associate or Full Professor for Environmental Sustainability

We seek a scholar, trained in any relevant discipline or interdisciplinary program, with a prominent research profile in environmental sustainability, broadly understood. The appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor rank, with tenure. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in our undergraduate, certificate and MA programs in sustainability and have the opportunity to play a leading role in developing our emerging Sustainability Initiative, including fundraising, enhancing our research programming, and engaging with communities outside the university.

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Questions can be directed to the Committee Chair, Professor Jack Donnelly (Jack.Donnelly@du.edu).

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Three Writing Samples
  4. One Course Syllabus
  5. Research Statement
  6. Teaching Statement
  7. No more than a two page Diversity Statement explaining as a faculty member, how the applicant would contribute to values and practices embracing diversity, equity, and inclusivity.
  8. Names and contact information of three references.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Please find further information on the website.

Application Deadline: 15September 2021

University of Vienna, Austria

Job title: University Assistant (prae doc) at the Research Platform The Challenge of Urban Futures: governing the complexities in European cities

This Ph.D. position is linked to the research platform "The Challenge of Urban Futures: governing the complexities in European cities" (website). The aim of the platform is to unravel the social, cultural, economic, and political-institutional mechanisms underlying urban change in order to trace the transformations of the European urban model over the last four decades. The position focuses on the relations, interactions, and tensions between social policy and environmental policy from a comparative perspective. In particular, urban spaces and the interplay of diverse actors and institutions in the fields of environmental and social sustainability, as well as justice themes, will be addressed considering multi-level governance approaches. In order to carry out this cross-level analysis profitably, work with an interdisciplinary and mixed-methods approach is required.

The duration of this contract is for 4 years with a schedule of 30 hours per week. Responsabilities include:

All interested can find more information on this position here. For inquiries please contact Professor Yuri Kazepov (yuri.kazepov@univie.ac.at).

Application Deadline: 4 August 2021

Uppsala University, Sweden

Job title: Postdoctoral position in Human geography

The duties consist mainly of research within the research project “White skin, black fuel: Investigating the (anti-)climate politics of European right-wing populism”, financed by Formas, you will do research on the political ecology of the contemporary far right. You will be expected to conduct a case study in Germany and investigate connections between e.g. immigration policy, environmental policy, climate denial, racism and authoritarianism. Applicants who want do case study of other countries than Germany are encouraged to apply, but with equal qualifications those doing work on Germany will be prioritized. It is included in the work duties to interview and research politicians and activists from a far-right milieu.

To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in human geography, human ecology or other relevant discipline. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Excellent skills in written English are required for the position, as well as excellent written and oral skills in the language used where the applicant will conduct field work (preferably German).

Application procedure: Full application should include:

For further information about the position please contact: Ståle Holgersen, +46(0)704808843, stale.holgersen@kultgeog.uu.se or visit the next link.

Application Deadline: 27 August 2021

ZOE Institute, Germany

job title: Policy Consultant on EU Economic Policy

ZOE. Institute for future-fit economies is an independent think & do tank based in Cologne founded in 2017. We are dedicated to policy-oriented research and evidence-driven advocacy for a future-fit economy. At the interface of politics, research and civil society in the EU, we develop impulses for an economy that enables people to live well within planetary boundaries. ZOE is growing and flourishing. Therefore, we are searching for a new team member to support our work with EU politics and the scaling of our organization. We would like to hire a talented and motivated Policy Consultant on EU Economic Policy (full-time, starting immediately, preferably in Cologne). We are looking for motivated people for the following tasks:

This position will thus closely support the development and expansion of our activities in EU policy advice. Please find more information on the job advertisement attached and on our website.


We are looking for people that share our core principles: Value orientation, sustainability, agility, self- responsibility and flat hierarchies. Your profile would include the following skills, background and knowledge:

Application Procedure

We are continuously accepting applications. Please send your CV (max 2 pages), a motivation letter (400 - 500 words), a work sample (power point slides, publication or anything similar) to applications@zoe- institut.de. Please do not attach a photo to your application. Please state “Policy consultant” in the subject line. If we consider your application to be suitable, we will get back to you as soon as possible with dates for an online interview. In case of any questions please contact Hanna Parnow: Hanna.Parnow@zoe- institut.de.

For further information please visit the official website.

Application Deadline: until position is filled


2021 URPE Dissertation Fellow Announcement

The 2021 URPE Dissertation Fellow is Doguhan Sündal, doctoral candidate, Department of Economics, University of Utah. This candidate receives $6,500 (USD) to support the completion of his doctoral dissertation and an invitation to present this research on panels organized by URPE at future conferences.

This dissertation consists of three essays on the political economy of investment behavior by capitalist firms. Topics of these essays include a survey of approaches to firm growth from a complexity perspective, re-evaluation of profit rate and valuation rate impacts on the rate of investment rate with attention to secular stagnation, and a quantal response statistical equilibrium model of joint decisions of competition and accumulation. The unifying theme of the dissertation is the competitive dynamics of the US capitalism from the perspective of complexity theory and political economy.

The URPE Steering Committee is happy to welcome Doguhan Sündal to our group of dissertation fellows with the 2021 URPE Dissertation Fellowship. Mr. Sündal’s application was selected from the pool of excellent dissertation proposals we received, and we regret that we are not able to support more of the outstanding doctoral candidates who applied. We are increasing our fundraising efforts to expand our support in the future for doctoral students working in radical political economics. There is significant unmet need, and we ask members and supporters of URPE to assist us in meeting this need through donations, which can be directed specifically to support the dissertation fellowship initiative.

Call for Nominations: Amílcar Cabral Prize

The Institute of Contemporary History (IHC) at University of Lisbon and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos / EGEAC have created the Amílcar Cabral Prize.

It is open to researchers of any nationality who are recent recipients of doctoral degrees from any national or international university.

The Prize is designed to honour historical research articles that deal with any topic or issue relating to the history of anti-colonial resistance and colonial empires. The respective article may focus on any world geographic context and any historical period, from contemporary times back to the 15th century.

Detailed info here.

Deadline: 1 October 2021


Brazilian Journal of Political Economy / Revista de Economia Política 41 (3)

Thomas Palley: National policy space:reframing the political economy of globalization and its implications for national sovereignty and democracy

André Moreira Cunha, Marcos Tadeu Caputi Lélis, Priscila Linck: Flutuações no nível de atividade e os ciclos de preços de commodities

José Luis Oreiro, Helder Lara Ferreira-Filho: A PEC 32 da Reforma Administrativa

Keanu Telles da Costa, Eduardo Angeli: Reason, scientism, and methodology:Hayek’s adherence to complexity through the development of his methodological criticism in the Abuse of Reason Project

Vinícius Phillipe de Albuquerque Mello, Francisco S. Ramos: Legalization of drugs and strategic behaviour

Leopoldo Gómez-Ramírez, Nestor Garza: Credit constraints and structure:a theoretical model of extractivism and slow-growth dynamics

David Beltrão Simons Tavares de Albuquerque: O futuro do capitalismo para Branko Milanovic

Emilio Chernavsky: O infundado entusiasmo com a participação privada em infraestrutura

Sandro Pereira Silva: A economia política do Fundo de Amparo ao Trabalhador (FAT):uma análise de seu desempenho recente (2005-2018)

Anita Kon: Economia política das startups brasileiras:nova ordem em um cenário de turbulências

Cambridge Journal of Economics 45 (4)

Editor's Choice: Ivano Cardinale; Jochen Runde: From dishwashing to dishwasher cooking: on social positioning and how users are drawn towards alternative uses of existing technology

Angela Ambrosino; Mario Cedrini; John B Davis: The unity of science and the disunity of economics

Emmanuel Petit; Jérôme Ballet: Habit and emotion: John Dewey’s contribution to the theory of change

Atilano Pena-López; Paolo Rungo; José Manuel Sánchez-Santos: Inequality and individuals’ social networks: the other face of social capital

S Şerban Scrieciu; Nici Zimmermann; Zaid Chalabi ; Mike Davies: Linking complexity economics and systems thinking, with illustrative discussions of urban sustainability

Mauro Boianovsky: Domar, expectations, and growth stabilization

Adrien Faudot: The Keynes Plan and Bretton Woods debates: the early radical criticisms by Balogh, Schumacher and Kalecki

Andy Denis: The revolution that did not happen: Terence Hutchison on the political economy of Jeremy Bentham

Tiago Camarinha Lopes: Technical or political? The socialist economic calculation debate

Thierry Aimar: Discovery or ownership? A new light on an Austrian controversy over entrepreneurship

Stratos Ramoglou: Why do disequilibria exist? An ontological study of Kirznerian economics

Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 14 (2)

Editorial: Lars Coenen; Teis Hansen; Amy Glasmeier; Robert Hassink: Regional foundations of energy transitions

William Westgard-Cruice; Yuko Aoyama: Variegated capitalism, territoriality and the renewable energy transition: the case of the offshore wind industry in the Northeastern USA

Jerry Patchell; Roger Hayter: Greening the cloud: oligopoly-driven institutional transformations of the US electricity grid for commercial and industrial power purchases

Neelakshi Joshi; Sandeep Agrawal: Understanding the uneven geography of urban energy transitions: insights from Edmonton, Canada

Griet Juwet; Laura Deruytter: Territorial and institutional obduracy in regional transition: politicising the case of Flanders’ energy distribution system

Hans-Christian Busch: Frugal innovation in energy transitions: insights from solar energy cases in Brazil

Ping Huang; Zhen Yu: Aligning industry interests with urban priorities to foster energy transitions: insights from two Chinese cities

Paul G Munro: Energy political ecologies in the South Pacific: the politics of energy transitions in Vanuatu

Competition & Change 25 (3)

Neil M Coe: Coping with commoditization: The third-party logistics industry in the Asia-Pacific

Hubert Buch-Hansen, Martin B Carstensen: Paradigms and the political economy of ecopolitical projects: Green growth and degrowth compared

Pamela Mondliwa, Simon Roberts, Stefano Ponte: Competition and power in global value chains

Sergey Sosnovskikh, Bruce Cronin: The effects of culture, attitudes and perceptions on industrial cluster policy: The case of Russia

Lenore Palladino: Financialization at work: Shareholder primacy and stagnant wages in the United States

Victoria B-G Stadheim: ‘Banks 1 – Portugal 0’? Financial player entanglements in the Eurozone crisis

Nils Röper: Capitalists against financialization: The battle over German pension funds

Michael Wortmann: The German variety of grocery retailing: A historical institutionalist analysis of a non-core industry

Kate Bayliss, Giulio Mattioli, Julia Steinberger: Inequality, poverty and the privatization of essential services: A ‘systems of provision’ study of water, energy and local buses in the UK

Economic Thought 10 (1)

Peter Söderbaum: The Challenge of Sustainable Development: From Technocracy to Democracy-Oriented Political Economics

Jamie Morgan: Learning to Treat Our Natural World Realistically Through Unlearning Mainstream Economics? A Commentary on the Recent Work of Peter Söderbaum

Jean-François Verne: Relevance of Chaos and Strange Attractors in the Samuelson-Hicks Oscillator

João Pinheiro da Silva: Popperian Hayek or Hayekian Popper?

Mark Amadeus Notturno: Discussion Article: Comments on João Pinheiro da Silva’s paper: ‘Popperian Hayek or Hayekian Popper?’

Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 14 (1)


Malte Dold and Alexa Stanton: I Choose for Myself, Therefore I Am: The Contours of Existentialist Behavioral Economics

Special Issue on The Philosophy and Economics of Pandemics

Introduction: The Philosophy and Economics of Pandemics

Nora Mills Boyd and Matthew Davis: Neighbors Help in a Pandemic

Jeffrey Carroll: Mandated Shutdowns, the Ratchet Effect, and The Barstool Fund

Brian Berkey: Pandemic Windfalls and Obligations of Justice

Joelle M. Abi-Rached and Ishac Diwan: Governing Life and the Economy: Exploring the Role of Trust in the Covid-19 Pandemic

Mauro Boianovsky and Guido Erreygers: How Economists Ignored the Spanish Flu Pandemic in 1918–1920

Philippe van Basshuysen, Lucie White, Donal Khosrowi, and Mathias Frisch: Three Ways in Which Pandemic Models May Perform a Pandemic

Malvina Ongaro: Uncertain Policy Decisions During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Krister Bykvist: How to Handle Trade-Offs in Pandemics

Andrea S. Asker and H. Orri Stefánsson: Collective Responses to Covid-19 and Climate Change

Ethan Bradley and Mark Navin: Vaccine Refusal Is Not Free Riding


Deirdre Nansen McCloskey and Paolo Silvestri: Past and Future of Humanomics: A Conversation with Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

Into the Archives

Jan Tinbergen: Mathematical Psychology

Translated and annotated by Conrad Heilmann, Stefan Wintein, Ruth Hinz, and Erwin Dekker

Conrad Heilmann and Stefan Wintein: No Envy: Jan Tinbergen on Fairness

PhD Thesis Summary

Alexandre Chirat: Galbraith’s Integral Economics (1933–1983)

Historical Materialism 29 (2)

Brett Christophers: Class, Assets and Work in Rentier Capitalism

Paula Maria Rauhala: The Neue Marx-Lektüre and the ‘Monetary Theory of Value’ in the East German Labour-Value Measurement Debate

Juan Dal Maso: The Antinomies of Antonio Gramsci: A Rereading

Stefano Ercolino: Unrestrained Individuation

Benjamin Balthaser: The Dialectics of Race: Proletarian Literature, Richard Wright, and the Making of Revolutionary Subjectivity

Paweł Szelegieniec: The Rise and Fall of the Revolutionary Left in ‘People’s Poland’

Daniela Russ: Energetika: Gleb Krzhizhanovskii’s Conception of the Nature–Society Metabolism

Industrial and Corporate Change 30 (1)

Nicolai J. Foss; Lars Bo Jeppesen; Francesco Rullani: How context and attention shape behaviors in online communities: a modified garbage can model

Linus Holtermann; Christian Hundt; Jonas Steeger; Johannes Bersch: The utilization of cluster externalities and recessionary shocks

Namatié Traoré; Nabil Amara; Khalil Rhaiem: Knowledge intermediation strategies: a dynamic capability perspective

Elena Grinza: Worker flows, reallocation dynamics, and firm productivity: new evidence from longitudinal matched employer–employee data

Seungho Choi; Kent D. Miller: Ongoing customization in project-based organizations

SPECIAL SECTION: Sectoral Systems of Innovation in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Daitian Li; Zheng Liang; Fredrik Tell; Lan Xue: Sectoral systems of innovation in the era of the fourth industrial revolution: an introduction to the special section

editors choice: Jongho Lee; Keun Lee: Is the fourth industrial revolution a continuation of the third industrial revolution or something new under the sun? Analyzing technological regimes using US patent data

Arianna Martinelli; Andrea Mina; Massimo Moggi: The enabling technologies of industry 4.0: examining the seeds of the fourth industrial revolution

Gianluca Capone; Daitian Li; Franco Malerba: Catch-up and the entry strategies of latecomers: Chinese firms in the mobile phone sector

Joonkoo Lee; Gary Gereffi: Innovation, upgrading, and governance in cross-sectoral global value chains: the case of smartphones

Xiaolan Fu; Xiaoqing (Maggie) Fu; Carmen Contreras Romero; Jianping Pan: Exploring new opportunities through collaboration within and beyond sectoral systems of innovation in the fourth industrial revolution

Zhen Yu; Zheng Liang; Peiyi Wu: How data shape actor relations in artificial intelligence innovation systems: an empirical observation from China

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education 11 (3)

Special Issue on: Essays on Sketching The Role Of Economics in a Post-Virus World – Part 1

Andrew Mearman: Economists: neither emperors nor dentists

Helge Peukert: Virus economics: never let a serious crisis go to waste - what are the questions? Inspirations for plural, heterodox, and progressive research programs from a European perspective

Silja Graupe: Change is always as a last resort change in habits of thought: for a new biodiversity of cognition in the face of today's crisis

Janice Peterson: Teaching labour economics: moving from microeconomics to social provisioning

Valentin Cojanu: Who is afraid of post-growth?

Maria Alejandra C. Madi: Economics education in a post-pandemic world

Ellen Mutari: Decentering efficiency in teaching economics

Dirk Ehnts: The unexpected victory of modern monetary theory and its consequences

Lynne Chester: COVID-19, universities, and economics

Peter Söderbaum: Should democracy be part of the definition of economics? COVID policies in a broader context

New Political Economy 26 (4)

Special Section: Comparative Capitalism Research in Emerging Markets – A New Generation

Geoffrey Wood & Gerhard Schnyder: Intro: Comparative Capitalism Research in Emerging Markets – A New Generation

Michael Schedelik, Andreas Nölke, Daniel Mertens & Christian May: Comparative Capitalism, Growth Models and Emerging Markets: The Development of the Field

Matthew M. C. Allen, Maria L. Allen, Syed Imran Saqib & Jiajia Liu: State-Permeated Capitalism and the Solar PV Industry in China and India

Glenn Morgan, Heike Doering & Marcus Gomes: Extending Varieties of Capitalism to Emerging Economies: What can We Learn from Brazil?


Fathimath Musthaq: Development Finance or Financial Accumulation for Asset Managers?: The Perils of the Global Shadow Banking System in Developing Countries

Johannes Petry: From National Marketplaces to Global Providers of Financial Infrastructures: Exchanges, Infrastructures and Structural Power in Global Finance

Matthew Sparkes & James D. G. Wood: The Political Economy of Household Debt & The Keynesian Policy Paradigm

Michael Breen, Iain McMenamin, Michael Courtney & Gemma McNulty: Daily Judgement: Political News and Financial Markets

Benjamin Bürbaumer: TNC Competitiveness in the Formation of the Single Market: The Role of European Business Revisited

Jaya Klara Brekke: Hacker-engineers and Their Economies: The Political Economy of Decentralised Networks and ‘Cryptoeconomics’

Tobias Haas: From Green Energy to the Green Car State? The Political Economy of Ecological Modernisation in Germany

Elsa Clara Massoc: When Do Banks Do What Governments Tell Them to Do? A Comparative Study of Greek Bonds’ Management in France and Germany at the Onset of the Euro-Crisis

Lena Ajdacic, Eelke M. Heemskerk & Javier Garcia-Bernardo: The Wealth Defence Industry: A Large-scale Study on Accountancy Firms as Profit Shifting Facilitators

Review of Evolutionary Political Economy 2 (1)

Muhamed Kudic, Matthias Müller, Tobias Buchmann, Andreas Pyka, Jutta Günther: Network dynamics, economic transition, and policy design—an introduction

Mark Knell: The digital revolution and digitalized network society

Mariia Shkolnykova: Who shapes plant biotechnology in Germany? Joint analysis of the evolution of co-authors’ and co-inventors’ networks

Patrick Wolf, Tobias Buchmann: Analyzing development patterns in research networks and technology

Dominique Foray,Martin Eichler, Michael Keller: Smart specialization strategies—insights gained from a unique European policy experiment on innovation and industrial policy design

Michael Rothgang, Bernhard Lageman, Anne-Marie Scholz: Why are there so few hard facts about the impact of cluster policies in Germany? A critical review of evaluation studies

Leonard Prochaska, Daniel Schiller: An evolutionary perspective on the emergence and implementation of mission-oriented innovation policy: the example of the change of the leitmotif from biotechnology to bioeconomy

Review of Keynesian Economics 9 (3)

Eric Kemp-Benedict and Y.K. Kim: Household indebtedness, distribution, and bargaining power under distribution-induced technological change: a macroeconomic analysis

Gilberto Tadeu Lima, Laura Carvalho and Gustavo Pereira Serra: Human capital accumulation, income distribution, and economic growth: a demand-led analytical framework

Engelbert Stockhammer, Joel Rabinovich and Niall Reddy: Distribution, wealth and demand regimes in historical perspective: the USA, the UK, France and Germany, 1855–2010

Julia Burle and Laura Carvalho: Omitted-variable bias in demand-regime estimations: the role of household credit and wage inequality in Brazil

Guilherme de Oliveira and Eduardo Prado Souza: Wage- and profit-led growth regimes: a panel-data approach

Lilian N. Rolim: A note on ‘Wage-led versus profit-led demand regimes: the long and the short of it’

Thomas Palley: Life among the Econ: 50 years on

Revue de la Regulation 29

What does the covid-19 crisis reveal about Economics and the Economy?

Jean-Christophe Graz, Pierre Alary, Agnès Labrousse, Thomas Lamarche and Julien Vercueil: What does the Covid-19 crisis reveal about economics and the economy?

Robert Guttmann: Virus economics: an American tragedy

Sébastien Charles, Thomas Dallery and Jonathan Marie: Covid-19 et imbrication des crises : réhabiliter le keynésianisme pour refonder la politique macroéconomique

Samira Guennif:Capture réglementaire en temps de pandémie

Thierry Pairault: L’Afrique et sa dette « chinoise » au temps de la covid-19

Coline Ruwet: Par-delà les temps qui courent : comment la pandémie de covid-19 nous invite à refonder notre rapport au temps

Mikael Randrup Byrialsen, Finn Olesen and Mogens Ove Madsen: The macroeconomic effects of covid-19:the imperative need for a Keynesian solution

Rudy Bouguelli: La politique monétaire de la Fed face à la crise de la covid-19 : entre continuité et rupture

Solène Morvant-Roux, Jean-Michel Servet and André Tiran: « Quoiqu’il en coûte ? »

Louis Alexandre Erb and François Pierre Reynaud: Les conséquences de la crise sanitaire sur les relations de travail

Jérémie Bastien: Effets mésoéconomiques de la crise de la covid-19

Sylvain Maechler: L’économie standard est-elle soluble dans le dialogue interdisciplinaire ?

Katiuska King, Pablo Samaniego and César Carranza: Facing covid-19 in Ecuador: a blueprint for monetary policy and food sovereignty

Adeline Alonso Ugaglia, Ornella Boutry, Marie Ferru, Jacques Mathé, Benoît Prévost and Audrey Rivaud: La crise de la covid-19, un levier de changement pour le système alimentaire français ?

François Roubaud and Mireille Razafindrakoto: Bolsonaro et la covid-19 au Brésil : réflexions autour d’un double paradoxe

Dalia Maimon Schiray: The covid-19 pandemic in vulnerable communities: the responses of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas

Lise Tupiassu, Ana Elizabeth Neirão Reymão and Jean-Raphaël Gros-Désormeaux: Socioeconomic and socioecological issues of the pandemic crisis in the Amazon

Marie Coris, Alain Piveteau, Philippe Gorry and Matthieu Montalban: Sécurité sanitaire sous dépendance

Philippe Batifoulier, Bruno Boidin, Jean-Paul Domin and Amandine Rauly: La théorie économique à l’épreuve de la covid-19

Science & Society 85 (3)

Barbara Foley: Eyes on the Prize: Communism and the Fight Against Racism

Joe Pateman: V. I. Lenin on the “Woman Question”

Jerry Harris: Global Capitalism and the Battle for Hegemony

Eric-John Russell: Dialectic in the Hands of a Handwerker: Joseph Dietzgen and the Humble Beginnings of Dialectical Materialism

Ying Chen: Capitalism, Socialism and Ideology in China: An Alternative Historical Materialist Analysis

Barbara Foley: The Enduring Socialist Content of the Chinese Revolution: A Skeptical View

Zhun Xu: Capitalist Dominance and Socialist Ideology: The Potential for Social Change in Today's China

David Laibman: A Comment, But Not a Rejoinder

Andriana Vlachou: The Economic Crisis of Greece and Transformations Initiated by the Memoranda

Socio-Economic Review 19 (1)

Jonathan J B Mijs: The paradox of inequality: income inequality and belief in meritocracy go hand in hand

Wouter Schakel: Unequal policy responsiveness in the Netherlands

Philip Balsiger: The dynamics of ‘Moralized Markets’: a field perspective

Adam S Hayes: The active construction of passive investors: roboadvisors and algorithmic ‘low-finance’

Edward F Fischer: Quality and inequality: creating value worlds with Third Wave coffee

Franck Cochoy; Johan Hagberg; Hans Kjellberg: Price display technologies and price ceiling policies: governing prices in the WWII and postwar US economy (1940–1953)

Edward J Carberry; Edward J Zajac: Unpacking the dynamics of a contested practice: the case of executive compensation and the shareholder value orientation in the USA

Richard Benton; Aibak Hafeez; Eunmi Mun: Changing employment relations under a fractured corporate elite

Işik D Özel: Market integration and transformation of business politics: diverging trajectories of corporatisms in Mexico and Turkey

Rami Kaplan; Nora Lohmeyer: A comparative capitalism perspective on the privatization of governance: Business power, nonbusiness resistance and state enforcement in Germany, 2000–2010

Matthias Pohlig: Unemployment sequences and the risk of poverty: from counting duration to contextualizing sequences

Dingeman Wiertz; Toni Rodon: Frozen or malleable? Political ideology in the face of job loss and unemployment

Alberto Fuentes: The divergent logics of industrial change: a comparison of export-cheese processors in Nicaragua

Lindsey M Ibañez: Relational work in Nicaragua’s low-wage labor market

The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 8 (4)

Tiago Cardao-Pito: Fisher-Modigliani-Miller organisational finance theory and the financialisation of contemporary societies

Fabrizio Simon: The economist and the secret agent. Strategies to introduce the British model of society into Sicily of 1812.1

Gary M. Galles & Robert L. Sexton: Why the kinked demand curve may still be useful

Samuel Demeulemeester: The 100% money proposal of the 1930s: an avatar of the Currency School’s reform ideas?

Pierre Januard: Analysis risk and commercial risk: the first treatment of usury in Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary on the Sentences

Sergio Nisticò: Some notes on Gossen’s “submerged and forgotten” approach to consumption and time

Yorgos Stassinopoulos: Andreas Andréadès: economic liberalism’s dilemmas in the interwar period

Books and Book Series

A Reflection on Sraffa’s Revolution in Economic Theory

Edited by Ajit Sinha | 2021, Palgrave Macmillan

This book presents a substantial collection of essays from a wide range of well respected scholars addressing several aspects of Piero Sraffa’s economics in light of continuing controversies over the interpretation that should be placed on his work. It moves beyond extant scholarship with an added emphasis on the philosophical dimension of Sraffa’s seminal work, Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities. Contributors probe new ways of thinking about the political economy of Sraffa and in doing so, alongside the comments to each contribution by other scholars, provide a cutting edge debate and discussion on non-mainstream economic theory. This book will be of interest to academics and advanced graduate students in economics, with additional interest from scholars in philosophy and the methodology of science.

Please find a link to this book here.

Authoritarian Neoliberalism: Philosophies, Practices, Contestations

edited by Ian Bruff and Cemal Burak Tansel | 2020, Routledge

Authoritarian Neoliberalism explores how neoliberal forms of managing capitalism are challenging democratic governance at local, national and international levels. Identifying a spectrum of policies and practices that seek to reproduce neoliberalism and shield it from popular and democratic contestation, contributors provide original case studies that investigate the legal-administrative, social, coercive and corporate dimensions of authoritarian neoliberalism across the global North and South. They detail the crisis-ridden intertwinement of authoritarian statecraft and neoliberal reforms, and trace the transformation of key societal sites in capitalism (e.g. states, households, workplaces, urban spaces) through uneven yet cumulative processes of neoliberalization.

Informed by innovative conceptual and methodological approaches, Authoritarian Neoliberalism uncovers how inequalities of power are produced and reproduced in capitalist societies, and highlights how alternatives to neoliberalism can be formulated and pursued. The book was originally published as a special issue of Globalizations.

Please find a link to the book here.

Democratic Economic Planning

by Robin Hahnel | 2021, Routledge

Democratic Economic Planning presents a concrete proposal for how to organize, carry out, and integrate comprehensive annual economic planning, investment planning, and long-run development planning so as to maximize popular participation, distribute the burdens and benefits of economic activity fairly, achieve environmental sustainability, and use scarce productive resources efficiently. The participatory planning procedures proposed provide workers in self-managed councils and consumers in neighbourhood councils with autonomy over their own activities while ensuring that they use scarce productive resources in socially responsible ways without subjecting them to competitive market forces.

Certain mathematical and economic skills are required to fully understand and evaluate the planning procedures discussed and evaluated in technical sections in a number of chapters. These sections are necessary to advance the theory of democratic planning, and should be of primary interest to readers who have those skills. However, the book is written so that the main argument can be followed without fully digesting the more technical sections.

Democratic Economic Planning is written for dreamers who are disenamored with the economics of competition and greed want to know how a system of equitable cooperation can be organized; and also for sceptics who demand "hard proof" that an economy without markets and private enterprise is possible.

Please find a link to the book here.

Employment, Trade Unionism, and Class: The Labour Market in Southern Europe since the Crisis

By Gregoris Ioannou | 2021, Routledge

The economic crisis has brought about a watershed in institutional, political, and social relations, reshaping the labour market and the class structure in southern Europe. This book provides a critical comparative assessment of the dynamics of change in the employment field, focusing on Spain, Greece, and Cyprus.

The book assesses how the liberalization and deregulation processes and the promotion of market-enhancing reforms progressed in three different national settings, identifying the forces, agents, contexts, and mechanisms shaping the employment and industrial relations systems. The comparative perspective used deciphers the interplay of external and internal dynamics in the restructuring of the labour field in Southern Europe, examining austerity and its contestation in connection with prevailing societal ideologies and class shifts. The first part of the book sets the theoretical and historical context, the second is comprised of three empirical national case studies, and the third discusses comparatively the handling of the crisis, its impact, and its legacy from the standpoint of a decade later. The book presents differences in industrial relations systems, trade union forms, and class composition dynamics, accounting for the development of the crisis and the reshaping of the employment field after one decade of crisis.

It will be of value to researchers, academics, professionals, and students working on issues of employment and industrial relations, labour market and labour law, political economy and class structure, as well as those interested in the contemporary society and economy of southern Europe in general, and Spain, Greece, and Cyprus in particular.

Please find a link to the book here.

Global Economic Crisis as Social Hieroglyphic: Genesis, Constitution and Regressive Progress

by Christos Memos | 2021, Routledge

This book examines the 2008 global economic crisis as a complex social phenomenonor "social hieroglyphic", arguing that the crisis is not fundamentally economic, despite presenting itself as such. Instead, it is considered to be a symptom of a long-standing, multifaceted, and endemic crisis of capitalism which has effectively become permanent, leading contemporary capitalist societies into a state of social regression, manifest in new forms of barbarism. The author offers a qualitative understanding of the economic crisis as the perversion, or inversion, of the capitalistically organized social relations. The genesis of the current crisis is traced back to the unresolved world crisis surrounding the Great Depression in order to map the course and different "inverted forms" of the continuous global crisis of capitalism, and to reveal their inner connections as derivative of the same social constitution. From a historical and interdisciplinary perspective, the book expounds critical social theory, elaborating on the intersection between the early critical theory of the Frankfurt School – mainly Adorno, Horkheimer, and Marcuse – and the "social form" analysis of the Open Marxism school. Global Economic Crisis as Social Hieroglyphic critically addresses the permanent character of the 1920s–1930s crisis and the "crisis theory" debates; the political crisis in Eastern Europe (1953–1968); the crisis of Keynesianism; the crisis of subversive reason; the crisis, negative anthropology and transformations of the bourgeois individual; the state of social regression and the destructive tendencies after the rise of neoliberalism; and finally, the 2008 financial crisis and its ongoing aftermath.

Please find a link to the book here.

Introduction to Marxist Theory

by Ernest Mandel | July 2021, Resistance Books

Introduction to Marxist Theory contains a selection of essays on key subjects Mandel worked on: the theory of the state, imperialism, reformism, and bureaucracy. “The Leninist Theory of Organisation” is an influential essay on class consciousness and organisation. The “Introduction to Marxist Economic Theory” was widely used as a textbook in classes on Marxist economics.

Please find a link to the book here.

Is Austerity Gendered?

by Diane Perrons | February 2021, Polity Books

Austerity has dominated the policy agenda in the past decade. Although it appeared to end with the COVID-19 pandemic, a return to harsh cutbacks in the future cannot be ruled out.

In this incisive analysis, Diane Perrons shows that while austerity policies have devastating effects on people's lives, their gendered dynamics are particularly conspicuous: budget cuts have been overwhelmingly aimed at services used by women. She shows how the gender aspects of this economic and social catastrophe intersected with a range of other factors, making the experience of austerity very different for different groups - and highly unjust. Not only that, it undermined responses to COVID-19.

She finishes by critiquing the justifications for austerity policies and asks whether there are compelling alternatives that can re-invigorate economies and societies after the pandemic, and avoid a return to austerity. This compelling book will be essential reading for activists, policymakers and students of feminist political economy everywhere.​

Please find a link to the book here.

Putin’s Labor Dilemma: Russian Politics between Stability and Stagnation

by Stephen Crowley | 2021, Combined Academic Publishers

In Putin’s Labor Dilemma, Stephen Crowley investigates how the fear of labor protest has inhibited substantial economic transformation in Russia. Putin boasts he has the backing of workers in the country’s industrial heartland, but as economic growth slows in Russia, reviving the economy will require restructuring the country’s industrial landscape. At the same time, doing so threatens to generate protest and instability from a key regime constituency. However, continuing to prop up Russia’s Soviet-era workplaces, writes Crowley, could lead to declining wages and economic stagnation, threatening protest and instability. Crowley explores the dynamics of a Russian labor market that generally avoids mass unemployment, the potentially explosive role of Russia’s monotowns, conflicts generated by massive downsizing in “Russia’s Detroit” (Tol’yatti), and the rapid politicization of the truck drivers movement.

Labor protests currently show little sign of threatening Putin’s hold on power, but the manner in which they are being conducted point to substantial chronic problems that will be difficult to resolve. Putin’s Labor Dilemma demonstrates that the Russian economy must either find new sources of economic growth or face stagnation. Either scenario—market reforms or economic stagnation—raises the possibility, even probability, of destabilizing social unrest.

Please find a link to the book here.

Reclaiming Development Studies

edited by Murat Arsel, Anirban Dasgupta and Servaas Storm | 2021, Anthem Press

This book aims to reclaim the mission, relevance and intellectual orientation of development studies – something that is increasingly challenged from different directions. Confronted by the status quoist enterprise of randomized control trials (RCTs) on the one hand and the radical endeavour to decolonize dominant knowledge systems (decoloniality) on the other, the study of development as an enduring societal ambition needs urgent revival.

The essays featured in this book build on the contributions of Ashwani Saith – an ardent critic of development orthodoxy and who at the same time is not ready to give up on the emancipatory potential of the development project. Written by leading scholars in the field, the essays touch upon many of the key questions of development studies centred around structural change, labour and poverty and inequality. They also highlight the continued necessity to ground the study of development processes in a critical political economy approach while interrogating the quick-fixes touted by the mainstream discourse on development.

Please find a link to the book here.

The Falling Rate of Profit and the Great Recession of 2007-2009: A New Approach to Applying Marx’s Value Theory and Its Implications for Socialist Strategy

by Peter Jones | 2021, Brill Publishing

In The Falling Rate of Profit and the Great Recession of 2007-2009, Peter Jones develops a new non-equilibrium interpretation of the labour theory of value Karl Marx builds in Capital. Applying this to US national accounting data, Jones shows that when measured correctly the profit rate falls in the lead up to the Great Recession, and for the main reason Marx identifies: the rising organic composition of capital.

Jones also details a new theory of finance, which shows how cycles in the profit rate relate to stock market booms and slumps, and movements in the interest rate. He discusses the implications of the analysis and Marx and Engels’ work generally for a democratic socialist strategy.

Please find a link to the book here.

Women’s Economic Thought in the Romantic Age: Towards a Transdisciplinary Herstory of Economic Thought

by Joanna Rostek | 2021, Routledge

This book examines the writings of seven English women economists from the period 1735–1811. It reveals that contrary to what standard accounts of the history of economic thought suggest, eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century women intellectuals were undertaking incisive and gender-sensitive analyses of the economy.

Women’s Economic Thought in the Romantic Age argues that established notions of what constitutes economic enquiry, topics, and genres of writing have for centuries marginalised the perspectives and experiences of women and obscured the knowledge they recorded in novels, memoirs, or pamphlets. This has led to an underrepresentation of women in the canon of economic theory. Using insights from literary studies, cultural studies, gender studies, and feminist economics, the book develops a transdisciplinary methodology that redresses this imbalance and problematises the distinction between literary and economic texts. In its in-depth readings of selected writings by Sarah Chapone, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Hays, Mary Robinson, Priscilla Wakefield, Mary Ann Radcliffe, and Jane Austen, this book uncovers the originality and topicality of their insights on the economics of marriage, women and paid work, and moral economics.

Combining historical analysis with conceptual revision, Women’s Economic Thought in the Romantic Age retrieves women’s overlooked intellectual contributions and radically breaks down the barriers between literature and economics. It will be of interest to researchers and students from across the humanities and social sciences, in particular the history of economic thought, English literary and cultural studies, gender studies, economics, eighteenth-century and Romantic studies, social history, and the history of ideas.

Please find a link to the book here.


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Anita Engels: Note from the editor: Climate change, capitalism, and growth

Ian Gray and Stephanie Barral: A (rapid) climate audit of economic sociology

Matthew Soener: Growth, climate change, and the critique of neoclassical reason: New possibilities for economic sociology

Milena Buchs interviewed by Anita Engels: Elephants in the room of climate-related research: Growth, post-growth, and capitalism

Achim Oberg, Lianne Lefsrud, and Renate Meyer: Organizational (issue) field perspective on climate change

Heterodox Economics in the Media

Podcast "Smith and Marx walk into a bar": episode 46 with Cléo Chassonnery

The producers of the podcast 'Smith and Marx walk into a bar: a history of economics podcast' are delighted to inform you that the latest episode is out here.

This month’s guest is Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche, Research Associate at Cambridge University's Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. We cover a broad range of topics, including how economists and econometricians became expert witnesses in legal cases, Milton Friedman, Tim Leonard’s book Illiberal Reformers, and the status of women in economics.

Calls for Support

Call for Contributions: The reparative economy

The openDemocracy group is launching a new series on the 'reparative economy' and they are seeking contributors from around the world to hash out this new economic paradigm together, share expertise, and highlight local models from around the world.

The task is not a new one. Movements from Hoima in Uganda to Jackson, Mississippi in the US are establishing new paradigms that prioritize caring for each other and our planet. The reparative economy seeks redress for centuries of harm and goes beyond financial compensation by tackling the root causes of inequality and exploitation. It prioritizes repair and healing over profit; lays the foundation for democratic and sustainable alternatives; and puts power in the hands of everyone, rather than the wealthy few.

For more information about what the reparative economy is all about and what this new project entails, please visit their page at the openDemocracy website. If you'd like to contribute or have ideas you'd like to chat about, please send an email to reparativeeconomy@opendemocracy.net.

Project "Pedagogy Without Growth" (2021-2022, online)

2021-2022 | online

We live in times of compounding and accelerating growth-driven crises, from the climate emergency to rampant inequality and a host of other well-documented challenges. In this context, it is incumbent to examine how the next generation of leaders are being equipped to tackle the challenges of growth.

The recent uptake of responsible management in business schools is a promising development. However, the exact scope of what this responsibility entails has been left underdeveloped, allowing contradictions in business and management education to persist. Chief among these is the notion that continued growth—of business, of industries, and of economies—will resolve confounding social and ecological challenges. The panacea of growth has been thoroughly rejected, and an increasing number of business school scholars are becoming sympathetic to post-growth and the related notion of degrowth, little attention has been paid to the progress—or lack thereof—in translating these critical ideas into teaching and learning.

We are looking for participants who are early- to mid-career academics based in UK business schools with both interest and experience in embedding post-growth and degrowth into responsible management teaching. We are particularly keen for participation from those who are developing their own teaching materials related to post-growth and degrowth in undergraduate or postgraduate teaching. Participation in the project will involve attending an initial launch meeting, and active engagement in several small ‘learning sets’ which will meet 3-4 times online. These learning sets will be geared toward sharing experiences and pedagogical best practices, as well as the challenges encountered. The project is expected to last until Spring 2022, after which there will be a closing event held in person (subject to UK government guidance).

If you are interested in participating, please send a short (1 paragraph) explanation of why you are interested in the project and how you are integrating post-growth/degrowth into your teaching to James Vandeventer (j.s.vandeventer@hud.ac.uk) by July 31st 2021.

Application Deadline: 31 July 2021

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Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics: New Section "Into the Archives"

The Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics is thrilled to announce the launch of a new section in the journal, ‘Into the Archives’, aimed at popularising—and contextualising—archival work previously unavailable in English or previously unpublished manuscripts written in the English language.

‘Into the Archives’ has a ‘paired format’—each submission includes two types of text:

The archival text needs to be of interest to the philosophy and economics community, broadly construed, and it could have been written by, for example, an economist or a philosopher (or other scholars contributing to the field).

The latest issue of the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics contains the first pair of papers:

We encourage scholars, particularly those working with archives, to either make a submission or to contact the editors with proposals for this section. The proposal needs to include information about (1) the respective archival text; (2) (in case of translations) the ability of the author(s) to translate the text; (3) and a brief summary of the main argument or idea of the accompanying research article. The editors are committed to working closely with the authors and/or translators, both through review and production.

We especially encourage Junior Scholars (currently enrolled graduate students, or scholars who have graduated within the last two years) to submit proposals. Research articles accompanying archival texts accepted for publication will be considered for the Mark Blaug Prize, awarded biennially.

For questions or proposals, contact the editors at editors@ejpe.org.

Geoff Harcourt's 90th Birthday

Geoff Harcourt turned 90 on 27 June 2021. A website has been built to mark the occasion and honour Geoff and his achievements. The website is now live at www.geoffharcourt.com .

We hope that the website will be a way for people to share with Geoff their good wishes for his 90. Do send your tributes and material for the website to me (Peter Kriesler) at GCH90th@unsw.edu.au. After pausing for a few days to ensure that the website was ok, it is now being updated regularly to incorporate new contributions.

Launching: Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ) Database

The Economics profession has long been too white, too male, too Western-centric, and too hostile to non-mainstream approaches. Today, we at Diversifying and Decolonising Economics or D-Econ, are launching a new platform - the Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ) Database - as a potential tool to address this identity-crisis that our field is reeling with. It is a database of non-mainstream scholars that are underrepresented in terms of gender, ethnicity and/or location. The aim of the database is to increase the visibility and opportunities of these scholars by addressing some of the most common excuses that are made in order to justify the lack of diversity in the economics profession, which mostly stems from a lack of knowledge of non-white, non-male, or non-Western scholars and lack on non-West-centric thought in the field.

“All the women were busy.” “There are no people of color working on this topic.” “It’s the male-dominated field that’s the problem, not this particular panel.” We needed big names and all the big names just happen to be white men based in the Global North.”

We’ve all heard these excuses many times over. Women, minorities, and scholars from the Global South are severely underrepresented in the field of Economics - and that makes putting together panels that do not simply reproduce the dominant identities in the field a challenge. It also means the scholarship of white male Economists who are based in the Global North is overrepresented in journal articles, media reports, policy work, and public consensus on various economic issues. This overrepresentation is not a reflection of merit or brilliance, but one of structural discirmination and systemic biases that make it more difficult for economists who are not white, not male, and not based in the Global North, to be heard. An additional - and critical - layer of discrimination has to do with approach as non-mainstream theoretical approaches are marginalized.

As is discussed in our launch blog post, working towards a more diverse and decolonised economics is thus likely to stimulate new insights and debates in economics that the monism, which our field is largely characterised by, might stifle. In line with this, D-Econ has three interlinked goals to diversify and decolonise economics, which:

1. More equal representation in terms of identity,

2. More openness in terms of theoretical and methodological approach, and

3. Decolonising economics by tackling the historically produced Eurocentrism in our field and its (false) claims to neutrality and universality.

The database already has nearly 100 entries and new scholars are being added every day. This is a communal project of co-creation driven by a grassroots movement - we rely on your help to add scholars. Read more about the database here, please help us spread the word, and submit an entry here, and join our database if you are a non-white / non-male / not based in the Global North scholar or practitioner of economics using non-mainstream approaches.