Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Issue 294 March 28, 2022 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

The Heterodox Economics Newsletter regularly covers the Table of Contents of various journals open to heterodox ideas. If you want to lose an hour or two I invite you to browse carefully through the respective section of the Newsletter – at least I always lose that much time when editing this section ;-). My personal favorite in this issue is, by the way, the special section on "Evolutionary Perspectives on Economic Policy" in the recent issue of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics.

Nonetheless, many fascinating papers appear outside the narrow spectrum we are able to cover and, also, some cool papers appear at unusual places. Here I wanted to share four such papers I have recently discovered. Two of those are by Robert C. Allen and deal with a 'needs-based' appraoch towards assessing poverty, which in my view is interesting for three reasons: first, it aims to operationalize the classic 'needs-wants' distinction in a pragmatic way. Second, it is an approach that allows for easier comparisons of societies across time & space because it operates on clearly identifiable material categories. Finally, it builds on already existing data. In his two papers, Allen projects this on the question of world poverty and the associated infamous 'absolute poverty line' of 1.90$ and on the issue of historical poverty rates, which indicates that (a) historical poverty rates since the 18th century were often surprisingly low (partially below 10%) and (b) that high absolute poverty in many developing countries should be seen as a colonial legacy (see also this neat summary on Allen's second paper).

Another inspiring paper related to a needs-based approach is located in Nature Sustainability (which acutally features quite a lot of heterodox content); it probably represents the most-up-to-date evaluation of how countries do in a doughnut-like-framework. Usually this literature reaches devastating results as no country is able 'to do well within limits', which illustrates the somehwat obvious, namely that some large-scale change is needed in how we organize our provisioning processes.

This brings me to my final paper published by The Lancet — Health Longevity (fancy, isn't it ;-)), which explicates this question – how to best organize our provisioning systems – by focusing on the care sector. It claims that market-based provisioning systems do systematically worse than alternative organisational forms, which resonates very well with my intuition that not all goods & service are alike, but, indeed, quite heterogenous and often tied to very subtle qualities and characteristics. And, indeed, a closer reflection of the question which goods & services should be supplied by what kind of provisioning system could be again tied to a needs-based approach to get a better empirical grip on the beforementioned heterogeneities and subtleties. Such a rethinking could induce the kind of "change in the habits of thought" that, according to some wise men, always accompanies "all economic change".*

All the best,


* This is a Veblen-quote, see here.

PS: I have recently also published a paper far from the beaten (heterodox) paths. You can check it out here, in case you are interest in estimating wealth distributions. But take care: it is only downloadable for a few days from now...

PPS: An interesting book providing some economic contextualization to the current war in Ukraine is also listed below (see here for a quicklink).

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Call for Papers

34th Annual EAEPE Conference 2022 (Italy, September 2022)

7-9 September 2022 | Naples, Italy

Conference Theme: "Tackling inequalities: New paradigms in policy and technology for a just transition and vaccine equity"

The 34th EAEPE Conference will take place from 7-9 September 2022 in Naples, Italy. Please find the full call for papers on the official website or in the heterodox economic newsletter issue No. 293. Please find below some special calls from single Research Areas at EAEPE 2022:

Research Area [R]: Classical Theory and PolicyAnalysis

The Research Area [R] aims to reconstruct economic theory and policy analysis along the lines of the classical or surplus approach brought to light again and revived by Piero Sraffa. In particular it aims to overcome the present-day split between economics and other social sciences and to promote:

For further information, contact the coordinators of Research Area [R] (Riccardo Pariboni, Ricardo Summa and Paolo Trabucchi) or see the conference website.

Research Area [Q]: Complexity Economics

Europe and the world is confronted with unprecedented challenges and, for some people, unspeakable tragedies. A devastating pandemic has been followed by a full-scale war with the attack on Ukraine. Both events have disturbed supply lines and trade networks. Prices in the real sector have been rising, while the financial world is in disarray. The effects will certainly be felt globally, not just in Ukraine or Europe. It is therefore fitting to address the questions – how can complexity economics contribute to understanding the impact of these events? How can we help solving them? What computational methods can be used to diagnose the state of and the challenges in complex economic systems such as global supply chains, the trade network or the financial system, in order to prevent things from going from bad to worse? What decisions will economic policy have to make given those considerations and what can we say about the ethical component of this?

Research Area [Q] Secondary Conference Topics: Beyond this, we also encourage submissions in any of the long-standing topics of Research Area [Q]:

Research Area [Q] Complexity Economics of the EAEPE is dedicated to providing a forum for complex systems approaches in economics. This includes both perspectives, methods, and applications. We aim to raise awareness that while simplification may be necessary in model building, the complexity of reality and the qualitatively different characteristics it gives rise to must be considered. Today, we have both the tools and the computation power to do so. The research area works in close exchange with other research areas of the EAEPE (e.g., S - Simulation, X - Networks, and C - Institutions). Since the establishment of the research area in 2016, we organized a variety of events ranging from our regular session at the annual conference to special sessions to workshops.

Research Area Coordinators: Torsten Heinrich (Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany, and University of Oxford (INET, OMPTEC), Oxford, UK) and Magda Fontana ( Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy)

How to submit: Extended Abstracts (300-750 words) should be submitted on the EAEPE website, where Research Area can also be selected as the primary research area the submission is meant for.

​​​​SPECIAL8: Kondratiev at 130

Please read below the CfP for a special session marking the double anniversary of Nikolai Kondratiev at the 34th EAEPE Annual Conference in Naples, Italy 7th-9th September 2022. We are especially interested in papers arising from Economic History.

130 YEARS following his birth, 2022 marks a century since Nikolai Kondratiev first published ideas pertaining to long-waves of economic development. On this dual anniversary we revisit the rich scientific legacy of Nikolai Kondratiev, which continues to be in demand by generations of economists. As a rule, attention to his theory of long waves (K-waves), as well as his concept of the role of the state in regulating a non-equilibrium market economy, increases during periods of economic crisis. This occured during the Great Depression when, through his theory of long waves, Schumpeter advanced Kondratiev's ideas. The next peak in interest arose in the 1970s and 1980s, during the structural crisis of the world economy. The GFC in 2008-2009 also provoked attention in Kondratiev’s ideas and the development of a number of mathematical models based on them. Sustainable economic development, synchronized with K-waves, is possible “through active state management of the national economy using the mechanism of self-regulation inherent in market relations” (Kondratiev, 1928). The search for a balance of such mechanisms is an urgent scientific task in our turbulent times.

Prior to WWII, the study of business cycles was the “macroeconomic” paradigm before Keynesianism helped to create Macroeconomics. Amongst the growing interest in the history of business cycle research, we are also interested in contributions that probe this context of Kondratiev’s economic thought. Scholarship with any contribution to make viz business cycle research is desired; however, we are particularly interested in research pertaining to the intellectual/institutional context of the early twentieth century—NBER, Institut für Konjunkturforschung, UK Treasury etc; especially, but not limited to, Kondratiev’s influence on this programme of research. Furthermore, it is relatively well known that Kondratiev exercised some influence on Schumpeter, who in turn influenced Hyman Minsky. Beyond this pipeline of intellectual inspiration, what lineages can we draw from Kondratiev’s work?

In the remit of this special session,we are also pleased to welcome two Special Guest Speakers:

We welcome potential papers considering, but not limited to, the following topics

Abstracts outlining proposed papers can be submitted on the EAEPE website. Please be sure to select [SPECIAL8] Kondratiev at 130 - Business Cycle Research a century after the publication of 'Long Waves' as your principal research area of interest. If you have any questions or proposals, please do not hesitate to contact us: Svetlana Kirdina-Chandler & Matthieu Hughes

Research Area [E1]: Industrial Policy and Development

The post-pandemic economic policies in advanced and less advanced countries are linking development objectives to green transition and attempts are made at national and international level to accelerate an environmentally friendly paradigm shift. However, the recent Ukrainian crisis in Europe, with increases in energy prices and destabilization of the continuity of gas supplies in Europe, reminds us that significant risks arise from the combination of adverse and disruptive events related to energy resources, environmental sustainability, socio-economic inequalities, and geo-political turbulence.

The alignment of policy initiatives with the objective of averting the looming climate disaster urges for a shift towards diversification of energy supplies, especially towards renewable energy sources, ensuring at the same time energy abundance and security. At present, energy issues can push to deep transformations in production processes, calling for the development of new competencies, technologies, and knowledge across sectors. They also result to broader structural transformations related to governance modes as well as to severe tensions due to redistribution of economic power. Notwithstanding, they open windows of opportunities for the development of new innovative activities addressing changing needs in energy, environmental protection, etc.

In this context, this year in addition to its general research interests, Research Area [E1] calls for papers which will address the determinants of energy transformation, their interplay with issues of competitiveness and the design of efficient and innovative policies to meet the requirements for curbing climate change. We particularly encourage research papers at different levels of analysis, namely national, regional, or sectoral, that relate industrial policy and development to sustainable and green economy.

Please submit Abstract with minimum 600 words.

Abstract and Special Session Submission

You are invited to submit an abstract no later than 1st April 2022 on the conference website. Following the usual format, prospective participants are invited to submit a proposed paper related either to the theme of the conference or one of the diverse EAEPE Research Areas (RA) as well as the Special Sessions. Abstracts (300-750 words) for proposed individual papers or for a RA or Special Session should include the following information: authors’ names, email addresses and, affiliations, and name and code of the relevant RA. Following notification of acceptance, you will be invited to submit the full paper. Please note that only one presentation per author is permitted; additional papers can be submitted by the same author but will need to be presented by a registered co-author, if accepted by the scientific committee.

Online Abstract Submission

Please consider also a submission to organized Special Sessions.

Submission Deadline: 1 April 2022

4th Behavioral Macroeconomics Workshop on "Heterogeneity and Expectations in Macroeconomics and Finance" (Bamberg, June 2022)

27-29 June 2022 | Bamberg, Germany

The University of Bamberg organises (in cooperation with IMK and Deutsche Bank Eurosystem) the 4th Behavioral Macroeconomics Workshop.

Conference Theme: Heterogeneity and Expectations in Macroeconomics and Finance

Following the success of past editions, we are pleased to host the 4th Behavioral Macroeconomics Workshop on June 27th – 29th, 2022. The workshop will be held in hybrid form, allowing both virtual and in-presence sessions at the University of Bamberg in Bamberg, Germany.

Confirmed Keynote speakers are: Paul De Grauwe and Stefano Eusepi

As in previous editions, we particularly encourage submissions of new work on the following topics:

Authors accepted to present are expected to act as discussants of another paper in their session. Partial financial support for accepted authors is possible on an individual basis. Proposals for invited sessions are encouraged. You can download the Call for Papers here.

Paper submission

Prospective speakers should submit a PDF file of their paper or an extended abstract of about one page to workshop.behavioralmacro@uni-bamberg.de by Thursday, March 31, 2022 at the latest. Please indicate in the email whether you would like to present virtually, in-person or whether you are indifferent between these two alternatives. If you are a graduate student (M.Sc. or PhD), please also indicate if you would be interested in presenting your work in a poster session. Notification of acceptance will be given by mid-April 2022.

Submission Deadline: 31 March 2022

CURA Conference on "Towards the “Post-Pandemic” City?" (online, June 2022)

14-16 June 2022 (BST) | online

Conference Theme: Towards the “Post-Pandemic” City?

The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) welcomes submissions for our forthcoming three-day on-line conference:Towards the “Post-Pandemic” City?. To enable a wide range of international contributions, the conference will take place in the afternoons and early evenings of 14th to 16th June 2022 (British Summer Time).


Cities, especially disadvantaged and peripheralized urban areas, are simultaneously exposed to the worst and most iniquitous fiscal and public health impacts of COVID-19 and lauded as agents of renaissance, recovery and transformation. Herein lies the apparent multi-faceted contradiction we wish to explore through this conference. On the one hand, international organisations, including the UN and OECD, represent cities as a source of the vitality and creativity required to ‘build back better’ or deliver ‘new social contracts’ encompassing economic wellbeing, public health and environmental sustainability. From a different vantage-point, urban and peri-urban struggles for equality have pragmatically organized for solidarity and mutual aid and are seen as possessing emancipatory potential and capable of inaugurating alternative political economies. On the other hand, cities remain intense zones of infectivity and have been severely debilitated by the intense economic, demographic and fiscal shocks arising from the pandemic and decades of neoliberal retrenchment. Moreover, an endlessly mutating virus could challenge the very idea of a “post-pandemic city” for some time to come.

Regardless of how tractable COVID-19 turns out to be, we are faced with the question of how radical urban theory, scholarship and activism confront continuing aftershocks, as they intersect long-existing crises and inequalities of public health, environment, work, welfare and economy across the dimensions of class, race, gender, generation and geography. We are also concerned with whether the pandemic has, for better or worse, stimulated shifts in urban policy (engendered from the top-down or bottom-up). Without transformative political economics, argued Adam Tooze in Shutdown, “there is every reason to think that 2020 will be only the first of an increasingly unmanageable series of global disasters”. The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 could very well be the second, and a timely reminder that military or paramilitary conflicts remains an everyday reality for many cities. Given such portentous and destructive events, how can the urban be a source of transformation?

In the context of accelerating systemic (urban) pathologies and contradictions, this call invites participants to respond to the provocative question asked by Angelo and Wachsmuth (2020): Why does everyone think cities can save the planet? More specifically, given the inauspicious conditions unleashed by the pandemic/syndemic, and myriad prequel urban crises, how can cities and city-dwellers plausibly be agents of progressive, egalitarian or emancipatory futures ‘beyond’ or indeed ‘living with’ COVID-19 and potentially more devastating successor crises? Where, if anywhere, does the pandemic open new political-economic vistas for transformative urbanism of more-or-less radical and fundamental kinds? Conversely, how and where do histories of unequal urban development instead accelerate death-dealing crises of health care, ecology, social reproduction and conflict, and encourage sceptical resignation or regressive, authoritarian, conspiracy-laden movements, and dynamics?

We hope this framing is suitably provocative, and welcome responses addressing the challenges it poses, from all spheres of the urban field. The call is posted at https://cura.our.dmu.ac.uk/cura-conference-2022/.

Submission Procedure

Abstracts for conference papers should be up to 200 words, indicating the names and affiliations of authors. Panel proposals should name a convenor and explain the rationale for the session in up to 200 words. Panels in conventional conference format should put forward 3-4 papers, with abstracts supplied for each. We welcome inventive panel formats and round tables, but all proposals should include the names and contributions of expected participants. Please submit contributions to CURACONFERENCE2022@dmu.ac.uk.

Submission Deadline: 29 April 2022

Call for Contributions to "Social Aspects of Ageing - Selected Challenges, Analyses, and Solutions"

Contribute a chapter to the Open Access book "Social Aspects of Ageing - Selected Challenges, Analyses, and Solutions"

About the Book:

The book “Social Aspects of Ageing - Selected Challenges, Analyses, and Solutions,” will focus on the key challenges underlined by the United Nations during the Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021-2030). The authors will introduce the studies combined with four fields crucial for older people, their families, and communities: combatting ageism, age-friendly environments, integrated care, and long-term care. The volume also intends to cover issues linked to the global, national, regional, and local implementation of age-specific and intergenerational solutions, initiatives, and programs towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The collection will contain papers representing research and practical recommendations from various disciplines such as demography, critical studies, the economics of ageing, educational gerontology, geropsychology, gerontechnology, geographical gerontology, longevity studies, public health, social work, and sociology. This volume will be an asset to academic and professional communities interested in theories of ageing as well as public services and ageing policies. In addition, the book aims to help students, practitioners, and people working in government, business, and nonprofit organizations.

Selected Topics and Keywords:

Register here to participate. For more information, please contact the organisers.

Submission Deadline: 4 June 2022

Critical Perspectives on Accounting: Special Issue on "The financialization of daily life: the lived experience of financially responsible behaviour?"

In recent decades, as part of the neoliberal turn, risks which used to be carried by the state or the employer are increasingly carried by individuals (Langley, 2006; 2008). State pensions have been reduced up to the degree of solely providing poverty relief and workplace pensions have changed from providing a guaranteed income during retirement to basing pension income on investment returns earned throughout the contribution period – transferring the responsibility for having adequate retirement income from the employer to the employee (James, 2021). To deal with these newly acquired financial risks, the financially responsible individual is expected to conduct regular investments throughout their lifetime, embrace risk management strategies (Maman and Rosenhek, 2020) and by means of this, build a diversified asset portfolio which serves as an income source during non-working periods (Agunsoye, 2021; Langley, 2006, 2008; Strauss, 2008). This has been referred to as the financialization of daily life where “citizens must now take individual responsibility over financial futures”, requiring “new identities and forms of calculations” (Froud et al., 2007, p.340) and resulting in financial concepts entering into more and more aspects of everyday life.

This is of serious concern, given that the ongoing process of everyday financialization is widely recognized in the literature as a redistribution process in which individuals rather than other stakeholders (such as the state, employers or shareholders) find themselves on the losing side of financialization (Barradas, 2019; Gleadle et al., 2014; Palladino, 2020; Van der Zwan, 2014). “Without significant capital, people are asked to think like capitalists” (Martin, 2002, p.43) and conduct continued pension investments, disadvantaging people with differential life histories as evidenced once again during the recent pandemic. Not only has income inequality risen substantially, exceeding the distributional effects from previous pandemics, recessions and financial crises (Furceri and Pizzuto, 2021) but also it is predominantly women who have taken up the increase in caring work and minority ethnic groups who have suffered relatively more from a fall in employment (Madgavkar et al., 2021; TUC, 2021).

This is where the proposed special issue seeks to make its mark. By moving beyond identifying deviations from financially responsible behaviour and suggesting individual solutions such as financial education as remedy, we call for more radically conceived contributions. These might display the potential for rethinking our understanding of the lived experience of financially responsible behaviour, in situations where everyday financial practices might be recognized as logical responses to an increasingly unequal society. In view of such concerns, we welcome papers adopting a variety of perspectives. Possible topics include:

Financial literacy programmes are often heralded as a cure for such apparently divergent financial practices (Lusardi and Mitchell, 2014), with even secondary schools now offering financial education (FinCap, 2019); whilst other approaches (Bay et al., 2014) stress that financial literacy as a concept is itself context dependant rather than being constituted as an invariable list of skills. Maman and Rosenhek (2020, p. 303) even argue that the very project of the responsibilization of the individual for their own personal financial well-being “presumes a world in which calculative subjects can estimate and manage future (financial market) risks […] rather than (viewing them) as a site of fundamental uncertainty.” Given such arguments, we welcome papers adopting a critical approach to the concept of financial literacy.

Cultural norms, life cycle and generational issues are arguably key in understanding how the risks inherent in financialization impact personal finances of individuals, families and communities. Related contributions could include those from a cross-cultural perspective where, for instance, attitudes to care of the elderly may vary substantially from many current Western norms. Such norms which put emphasis on the collective rather than the individual can impact one’s own financial approach (Willows and October, In Press). How does the financialization of daily life impact cultural norms and might practices outside definitions of financially responsible behaviour be equally appropriate? What could these practices look like and how do they impact the future retirement income?

The increasing financialization of care, where elderly and disability care is progressively delivered in highly individualised financial packages requiring participants to self-manage and “choose” between care options and where in the UK, adult social care has become highly financialized with major effects on its largely female workforce (Horton, 2019). Studies of the financialization of death would be welcome, in view for example, of the fact that the average cost of a UK funeral has now risen to £4,000+ (Competition and Markets Authority, 2019, p. 17). How is the financialization of care transforming norms as they relate to care giving?

The gendered aspects of personal finance (Cupak et al., 2020; Grady, 2015; Joseph, 2013) where it has been suggested that women’s personal finance is impacted on the one hand by systemic constraints, such as caring work not being sufficiently recognized within existing welfare systems, and on the other hand by socially constructed gender norms of financial behaviour of men and women. While research has increased in these areas, the lived experience of women in these contexts, their everyday financial practices and their underlying reasoning remain under-explored. Papers could include qualitative research into the impact of gender norms, including norms of financial behaviour and ‘gender-normative’ roles within the household, on the financial practices of women and/or how women navigate their pension savings in a highly unequal welfare system.

Investigating issues around trust/distrust in finance and the existing system, particularly in the view of such developments as the diminished role of UK bank managers, a group previously viewed as trusted pillars of the community (Nayak and Beckett, 2008). Given also the pension scandals in the previous four decades, is it really irrational not to trust financial investments and instead, to search for alternative investments for retirement? In this connection for example, Agunsoye (2021) finds that due to feeling ‘trapped’ in having to provide financial security themselves in the UK, individuals may amend asset norms to their own needs, such that the lived experience of everyday financialization cannot be viewed as a monolithic process. Submissions to this special issue could explore such developments, including changing attitudes of the public to financial institutions.

Exploring neo-colonial practices of everyday financialization. We encourage studies that explore the expansion of financialization across the globe, the ways in which people are recruited into the banking system, and how these financial services are transforming the lived experiences of people in developing countries (Guermond, 2019; Balliester Reis, 2020).

Finally but very importantly, how has the current Covid-19 pandemic changed the lived experience of everyday financialization? Has it changed our approaches to everyday finance? What does the pandemic mean for income and wealth inequality? For instance, during the pandemic governments stepped in to moderate the impact of lockdowns on the economy. In the UK, for example, a stamp duty holiday was introduced. While it was implemented to revive the housing market, it exacerbated existing inequalities where soaring property prices prevent lower income households from entering the property market (Sweney, 2021). Also, as there has been relatively little research to date on ethnic minority groups in the UK in particular (but see Bangham, 2020), further work could investigate how the pandemic coupled with an ongoing everyday financialization has impacted these diverse populations. We encourage submissions to this special issue which explore the interventions of governments internationally during the pandemic and the effects of these on the financialization of daily life.


We expect to hold an online workshop on June 1st 2022. Authors interested in participating in the workshop can submit to all three guest editors (see their individual email addresses below), either an extended abstract of 1,000-2,000 words, not counting references or else a draft paper by 30 April 2022.

Authors of papers selected for presentation at the workshop will be invited to submit a revised version to the special issue, with submission then following the normal review process. Participation in the workshop is however not mandatory for submission to the special issue.

Authors interested in participating in the workshop can submit to all three guest editors (email addresses included in the link), either an extended abstract of 1,000-2,000 words, not counting references or else a draft paper by 30th April 2022. Participation in the workshop is however not mandatory for submission to the special issue.

Submission process

The deadline for submissions to this special issue is 31 March 2023. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically. It is anticipated that this special issue will be published in 2024-25.

Please direct any enquiries you may have about the special issue, copied to all the editors:

Ariane Agunsoye, Goldsmiths, University of London; Pauline Gleadle, The Open University: Neeta Shah, University of Westminster

Please find futher information here.

Rosa Luxemburg, Socialist Democracy, and the Periphery (Norway, March 2023)

6-8 March, 2023 | Bodø, Norway

The thoughts and ideas of Rosa Luxemburg have not lost any of their actuality and especially the revolutionary and challenging events of the still young 21st century have reinvigorated a global interest in her writings about capitalism, imperialism, militarism, and revolution. It is particularly interesting to observe that her works gained more attention in the Global South, where translations of her classic writings seem to have become more popular in the last two decades. For an international conference to be held at Nord Universitet in Bodø, Norway on March 6-8, 2023, the organizers invite proposals for papers that would fit for one of the following sections or address one topic related to them.

1. Rosa Luxemburg and the Periphery

This section will deal with aspects related to Luxemburg’s views on the global periphery as well as her perception in regions that have been considered peripheral in any sense of the word. The section is therefore not only interested in a geographical dichotomy of center and periphery, but also in social or cultural dichotomies addressed by Luxemburg or with regard to her works perceptions, e.g. by suppressed minorities in any geographical or social context.

2. Rosa Luxemburg and her perception in Scandinavia

How was Rosa Luxemburg perceived in the Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden) and in how far was this perception related to the existent political views within these national contexts? Were Luxemburg’s writings debated, and if so, where? Who were the people interested in the revolutionary woman, who represented an ideal image of socialist democracy?

3. The impact of Rosa Luxemburg’s ideas on contemporary progressive mass movements and socialist democracy

Revolutions have been important for the historical developments until today. How do activists talk about Rosa Luxemburg and do they connect their own protest movements to the famous socialist woman and her writings? How do protesters and revolutionaries today, who opt for socialism and democracy, view her ideas? And do her writings still possess an actuality with regard to revolutionary developments and progressive mass movements today?

4. New Insights into Rosa Luxemburg’s Life, Work, and Impact

In this section any proposal about new research results related to the life, work, and impact are welcome. These can present new sources, challenging interpretations or so far uncovered aspects.

Scholars at any stage of their career, who are interested to participate in the conference, are requested to send a short abstract (300 words max.) and a short biographical note (150 words max.) to Prof. Dr. Frank Jacob, Dr. Philipp Kufferath and Ottokar Luban until April 15, 2022.

There are limited funds available to cover travel and accommodation costs up to a certain amount for scholars who have not access to institutional funding.


Deadline: by 15 April, 2022

The History of Economics Society Session at the ASSA meeting 2023 (New Orleans, January 2023)

6-8 January 2023 | New Orleans, LA, US

The History of Economics Society (HES) will sponsor four sessions at the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) meetings, January 6-8, 2023, in New Orleans, LA. The ASSA offers historians of economic thought an opportunity to present high-quality historical research to a wider audience of professional economists. Given this, preference will be given to proposals that are most likely to interest the broader community. Please remember proposals are invited for entire sessions, rather than single papers.

Please submit session proposals, including (1) abstracts for each proposed paper, (2) key words, and JEL codes (3) the name, e-mail address and affiliation of each paper presenter and of the chair of the proposed session, to me at mpaganel@trinity.edu. The deadline for submissions is May 22, 2022.

Sessions that are sponsored jointly with another society are welcomed, as are proposals for sessions marking significant events in the discipline. If you are planning to submit a proposal, please email at mpaganel@trinity.edu asap me to at least let me know the theme, and any plans for joint sessions with other societies, so that I am aware of what is coming in.

Submission Deadline: 22 May 2022

The Review of Radical Political Economics: Special Issue on "COVID and Capitalism"

Special Issue on COVID and Capitalism

Special Issue Collective: Sara Cantillon*, Elif Karaçimen*, Lawrence King, David Kotz*, Jeff Powell, Juan Santarcángelo*, Nuno Teles [*RRPE Editorial Board Member]

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only shown inherent flaws in the capitalist system but also deepened them. It has had major political-economic effects around the world. Millions of people have lost their jobs, the number of people living in extreme poverty has grown substantially, and the already heavy burden of unpaid work borne by women has increased. At the same time, the wealth of the ten richest billionaires doubled since the start of the pandemic. We are looking for articles that provide radical political economic analysis of the pandemic. The following is a list of possible subjects for the special issue, although any submission that is related to the topic is welcomed:

  1. The COVID-19 pandemic and its high costs are not simply an act of nature. How has neoliberal capitalismpromoted the emergence of pandemics and made society less able to respond effectively to pandemics?
  2. The pandemic has highlighted the severe underproduction of public goods and services in the Global North andSouth. How has it demonstrated the importance of public policy as evident in different policy responses and recovery patterns (e.g., across Latin America, East Asia, and Africa)?
  3. How has the pandemic produced macroeconomic dynamics different from the usual under capitalism, including an unusual business cycle and a burst of inflation in the Global North (especially the United States) whose causes appear to be different from prior inflationary episodes since the late 1940s?
  4. What has the pandemic shown regarding the realities, potential, and limitations of monetary policy?
  5. What are the dynamics behind the changing income inequality and employment during the pandemic? For instance, how come the pandemic appears to have increased wealth inequality while simultaneously leading to rising real wages for some groups of low-wage workers in the Global North (especially in the United States)?
  6. What are the differential impacts of the pandemic across social classes, demographic groups, countries, and regions, and how has it contributed to the global imbalances between the Global North and South?
  7. Foreign debt had reached alarming levels in the Global South even before the pandemic. How has the slowdown of the capital flows to these countries affected the subordinate financial position of the Global South?
  8. How has the intensification of care work during the pandemic affected the social reproduction of the capitalist system and gender inequality?

Submission Process

Please submit your manuscript to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rrpe. When asked what “type” of manuscript you are submitting, please check the box that says, “COVID and Capitalism.” If you intend to submit a paper, or have questions, please contact Elif Karaçimen as soon as possible elifkaracimen@gmail.com

All submissions will undergo RRPE’s regular peer review procedures and must not be under review with any other publication. Submissions must conform to the Instructions to Contributors posted on the RRPE website (https://journals.sagepub.com/author-instructions/RRP), or available from the Managing Editor (editor.rrpe@urpe.org).

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2022

WINIR 2022 Virtual Conference (online, Sept. 2022)

6-9 September 2022 | online

Conference Theme: Polycentric Governance & the Challenges of the 21st Century

The governance of almost all complex social or natural resource systems is polycentric: it involves distributed, nested and partially overlapping patterns of competitive and cooperative relationships among relatively autonomous private and public actors, operating at different levels, within a set of overarching rules.

Yet our understanding of the variety and evolution of such governance arrangements, and our capacity to evaluate their operation and performance, remain in its infancy. As Elinor Ostrom observed, this state of affairs is to a large extent imputable to the tendency to explain phenomena and imagine governance solutions in terms of the standard dichotomy between “private” and “public,” or “market” and “state.”

Interdisciplinary institutional research into polycentric governance is vital. Rising to the challenges facing us in the 21st century – ranging from natural resource depletion, decarbonization, food insecurity and international migration to civic disaffection, personal data management, scientific knowledge sharing and space exploration – will require viewing these pressing problems through the lens of polycentricity.

The 7th WINIR Conference will explore these and other related issues. The conference will take place online from Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 September 2022.

Keynotes lectures will be given by:

Submission Process

Individual abstracts and 3 or 4-paper session proposals related to the conference theme or any other aspect of institutional research in line with WINIR’s aims and research priorities are welcome. All submissions are evaluated by the WINIR Scientific Quality Committee. Please use the online form for submission

Further information is available on the official website.

Submission Deadline: 10 May 2022

Call for Participants

Exploring Economics' "Pluralist Economics Teaching Fellowship Program"

We from exploring economics are about to start the Pluralist Economics Teaching Fellowship Program to support teachers to design pluralist economics courses.

You are frustrated with mainstream economic teaching and want to do it better? The Pluralist Economics Teaching Fellowship could give you some inspiration on how to create pluralist/heterodox economics courses or adopt your current teaching material. The online course shall provide you with some concrete examples and tools on how to diversify your economics teaching, create a space to exchange among fellow teachers, and give you the opportunity to facilitate the workshop you created for the Summer Academy for Pluralist Economics (find here the link from last year's Summer Academy).

Program Overview

The Teaching Fellowship is organised around six lectures with input from different lecturers on examples, techniques and principles for pluralist teaching. Additionally, there will be multiple meetings on the side to give you the space to create your own pluralist economics course and thereby put your learnings into practice. You can choose whether you prefer working in a group on a shared topic or individually on your own teaching material.

Who can Participate?

The program is generally oriented towards people who are teaching economics or economic topics - may it be in schools or universities. Nevertheless, you don't need to have lots of teaching experiences already as long as you are motivated to get involved in teaching activities in the future. Ideally, you should already be aware of the lack of pluralism in content and approaches in economics. However, it is also fine if you are interested in a particular economics-related topic that might be disregarded by mainstream economic theory.

Technical Info

The Pluralist Economics Teaching Fellowship starts in April and lasts until the end of July. Ideally, by the end of July, you finished designing your own workshop so you are ready to facilitate it at the Summer Academy for Pluralist Economics 2022 in August. All meetings will take place via Zoom at 2 pm Central European Time.

For more information about the project and for application please visit the official website.

Application Deadline: 28 March 2022

"Advanced Course on Innovation, Growth, International Production. Models and Data Analysis" - 17th edition (Rome, May 2022)

23-27 May 2022 | Rome, Italy

The 17th edition of the "Advanced Course on Innovation, Growth, International Production. Models and Data Analysis" will take place at the Faculty of Economics, Sapienza University of Rome on 23-27 May 2022. The Course is directed at PhD students, Post-docs and young scholars.

The Course will be taught in English and will include theoretical lectures, paper presentations and a 4-days long Stata training.

Applicants will receive the notification of acceptance by no later than 9 May 2022.

More information available on the website.

Application Deadline: 2 May, 2022

8th International FMM Summer School (Berlin, July 2022)

Conference Theme: "Keynesian Macroeconomics and European Economic Policies"

The summer school aims at providing an introduction to Keynesian macroeconomics and to the problems of European economic policies to interested graduate students (MA and PhD) and junior researchers. It will consist of overview lectures, a panel discussion, student study groups, an SFC lab, and a poster session. The summer school will feature leading international researchers such as Robert Blecker (US), Yannis Dafermos (UK), Sebastian Gechert (Germany), Eckhard Hein (Germany), Heike Joebges (Germany), Marc Lavoie (France/Canada), Maria Nikolaidi (UK), Miriam Rehm (Austria) and Mark Setterfield (US), covering the following areas:

The summer school language is English. There is a fee of EUR 100 for each participant for accommodation and meals, payable after acceptance.

The application form will ask for a short CV (as a list), a short letter of motivation (max. 400 words), in particular on how the Summer School relates to your study and research interests, and the name and e-mail address of one academic adviser who may be contacted for reference. Applicants will be informed by mid-May and participants will be provided with a reading package.

Please find further information here.

Application Deadline: 31 March 2022

Digital Public Talk: “Decolonising Economics”

We welcome Dr Surbhi Kesar (SOAS & D-Econ: Diversifying and Decolonising Economics) on the 12th of April, 7 - 9.30 pm CET for a digital public talk as part of the "Pluralist and Heterodox Economics" series organized by Professor Robert Lepenies and students of Karlshochschule. Free to register for this or other upcoming events.

'Decolonizing Economics' has recently become a buzz word in several universities across the world. However, the usage often lacks an analytical clarity. The talk will intervene as an attempt to bridge this gap. The talk will initiate the discussion by unpacking some theoretical underpinnings of the concept of decolonization that is useful to employ in the context of economics, and by exploring what decolonizing economics means (and what it does not). Next, the talk will draw upon a survey of 500 economists to unpack how decolonization is approached by economists, in general, and what can be done to push this intellectual movement further. There is an open invitation to shape this and upcoming events, so please get in touch with email. if you are interested.

Register here.

GRIP-ARM speaker series event (hybrid, March 2022)

March 2022 | Netherlands/online

The Green Industrial Policy in the Age of Rare Metals (GRIP-ARM) based at the Eramsus University Rotterdam organises a Speaker Series in March 2022 at the The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at Erasmus University Rotterdam and online. The objective of the GRIP-ARM Speaker Series is to host a series of events that engage academics, policy stakeholders, and the public in discussions around four pillars: Natural Resources & Governance, Climate change & Sustainability, Industrial Policy & Global value chain, and China and Geopolitics’.

This first series is based on the pillar ‘Natural Resources & Governance’. To this end, we are hosting Dr Julie Klinger Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences at the University of Delaware, USA, who has prepared a series of lectures and seminars covering topics from subterranean raw materials, all the way to human engagement with outer space.

Event 1: Governing Critical Materials: Policies, Politics, Possibilities (Round table)

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022 15:00-18:00 (Amsterdam time)

Location: Hybrid event - Online via zoom and live at The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Kortenaerkade 12, 2518 AX The Hague, The Netherlands

Ticket information: https://www.iss.nl/en/events/governing-critical-materials-policies-politics-and-possibilities-2022-03-29

The first event of the GRIP-ARM speaker series features a round table where Dr. Julie Klinger, Glen Mpufane from IndustriALL Global Union, and Florian Anderhuber from Euromines discuss ‘Governance of critical raw materials: challenges and the stakes of critical raw materials governance across multiple perspectives’.

Event 2: Subterranean and Orbital Spaces of the Belt and Road (Lecture and seminar)

Date: Wednesday 30 March 2022 14:00-16:00 (Amsterdam time)

Location: Live at The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) Rapenburg 59, 2311 GJ Leiden, The Netherlands

Ticket information:https://www.iias.asia/events/subterranean-and-orbital-spaces-belt-and-road

This talk shares findings from fieldwork conducted in China from 2011 to 2013, in Brazil in 2017 and 2018, Nigeria and Algeria in 2019, and analysis of media and government documents from the United States, China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan accessed with the help of translators between 2013 to 2021.

Event 3: Development, Environment, and Outer Space (Lecture and seminar)

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022 14:00-16:00 (Amsterdam time)

Location: Hybrid event - Online via zoom and live at The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Kortenaerkade 12, 2518 AX The Hague, The Netherlands

Ticket informationhttps://www.iss.nl/en/events/development-environment-and-outer-space-2022-03-31

The purpose of this lecture and seminar is to present work from Dr Klinger’s current book project and engage in productive debate on the intersection between central themes in critical development studies and diverse onto-epistemologies of outer space.

For more information, or to request the full agenda of the individual events, please contact Claudia Narvaez (cruznarvaez@iss.nl).

School of Political Economy (SPE) (Online, 2022)

The School of Political Economy (SPE) was established in 2019 in order to provide high-quality, yet affordable tertiary-level teaching in political economy and economics. SPE’s suite of courses are intellectually pluralist, taught by experienced and well credentialled academics, and cover all the major schools of thought in political economy and economics.

This coming term we are offering SPE101 An Introduction to Political Economy and Economics and SPE102 Evolution of the World Economy. A flipped classroom model is adopted and individual assistance is offered whenever required. Small group discussion times are scheduled at a range of times so as to cater to students in a range of time zones. If you are seeking well designed and well taught courses in all things economic, and you wish to study with engaged and motivated students from a range of backgrounds, and you like to operate within a friendly, supportive and informal atmosphere, then SPE is well matched to your requirements.

Conference Papers, Reports, and Podcasts

Podcast: The Legal-Economic Nexus

The legal-economic nexus podcast intends to broaden listeners appreciation of different approaches to understanding the economy. Michigan State University institutional economists Eric A. Scorsone and Sarah Klammer explore the work of heterodox and institutional economist.

The last two episodes hosted:

Please find a link to the podcast here.

Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast: Episode 54

In this episode, Jennifer, Çınla, and Scott discuss some of their own recent research, what it takes to develop a successful research project, and offer some advice to graduate students and early-career scholars in the history of economics.

Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar is supported by a grant from the History of Economics Society.

Women in Economics: Laura Carvalho on Popularizing Brazilian Economics

In this episode of Women in Economics, economist Laura Carvalho speaks with journalist Rhoda Metcalfe about how growing up in Brazil in the 90s during its currency swings and hyperinflation drove her to become one of the country's most influential economists. Carvalho is a Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Sao Paulo and the Director of the Research Center in Macroeconomics of Inequality. Her book, Brazilian Waltz - From Boom to Economic Chaos, was a best seller. Carvalho says Brazilians who understood basic economic principles fared better through the economic turbulence of that time. Transcript

Laura Carvalho is Professor of Economics at the University of Sao Paulo and the Director of the Research Center in Macroeconomics of Inequality.

Job Postings

Denison University, US

Job title: Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Economics at Denison University invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position starting August 2022. Initial appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year contingent on successful review of teaching. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in introductory macroeconomics and introductory microeconomics. The teaching load for this position is 3/3.

Strong candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of a small residential liberal arts institution. The Department of Economics at Denison has fourteen full-time faculty members who appreciate diverse approaches to economics. The college and the department are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming community for students, faculty, and staff, and to mentoring our visiting faculty to be successful teachers, scholars, and colleagues as they progress in their careers. For more information about the department please see here.

To be assured of full consideration, please apply by March 25, 2022, when we will begin reviewing applications. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups in the profession are especially encouraged to apply. Ph.D. in hand by August 2022 preferred, but the department may consider ABD candidates with strong teaching experience to be hired at the Instructor level.

Application link: https://apply.interfolio.com/103716

Application Deadline: 25 March, 2022

European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (Vienna, Austria)

Job title: Research Team Leader

The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, a UN-affiliated intergovernmental organisation in Vienna, has a vacancy for a Team Leader to design, manage and carry out research on a broad range of issues on long-term care and related health issues in an international comparative perspective in the UNECE region.


Location: Vienna, Austria

Starting date: Spring/Summer 2022 for a duration of one year, with the perspective of prolongation to unlimited contract upon satisfactory performance and with career and tenure track.

Main responsibilities

Candidate profile

Job offer

The European Centre offers interdisciplinary co-operation, independence, autonomy at work and flexible working hours. The European Centre is an equal opportunity employer. The annual gross payment offered is EUR 70,000 (37,5 working hours), commensurate with experience. For further information on this vacancy, please contact: Judith Schreiber by phone (+ 43 1 319 45 05 10) or e-mail (schreiber@euro.centre.org). Please send your application with CV and letter of motivation in English to email. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held in English and will include a presentation of the candidate’s key research results (online interviews are an option)

Application deadline: 31 March 2022

King's College London, UK

Job title: Lecturer in Politics/Political Economy (specialism in Southern Europe and/or Latin America)

The Department of European and International Studies is recruiting a Lecturer in Politics/Political Economy with a specialism in Southern Europe and/or Latin America. The post is open in terms of theoretical and disciplinary background or research topic, the desire is for cutting-edge scholarship exploring Southern Europe and/or Latin America. In particular, the post holder is expected to contribute to the delivery of the BA European Studies, in particular its Spanish pathway, and the BA European Politics. The post holder will contribute to research-led teaching at UG and PGT levels, contribute to advancing the department’s research culture and grant capture efforts, and work 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 (Department of European and International Studies). This post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract.

Key responsibilities

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge and experience

Grade 6 Essential criteria

Grade 6 Desirable criteria

Grade 7 Essential criteria

Grade 7 Desirable criteria

Application Process

Please use this link for application.

Application Deadline: 30 March 2022

London School of Economics, UK

Job title: Teaching Fellowship

Department of Economic History

LSE Fellow

Salary from £37,197 to £44,802 pa inclusive of London allowance

This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years with the possibility of a 1-year extension.

The London School of Economics is recognised as one of the leading social science universities in the world, ranked among the top universities nationally and internationally. The School is synonymous with quality, progressive thinking and delivering excellence.

Set in the heart of central London, the LSE has a vibrant campus, and offers excellent facilities for working, and transport links.

The Department of Economic History

The Department of Economic History is home to a huge breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise ranging from the medieval period to the current century and covering every major world economy. It is one of the largest specialist departments in the country, with 25 full and part-time time teachers, as well as visiting academics and researchers.

The Role

Applications are invited for an LSE Fellow in the Department of Economic History. An LSE Fellow is a career development post which allows aspiring academics who are post PhD, or close to PhD completion, the opportunity to gain experience in teaching and research. LSE Fellows teach at undergraduate and Masters’ level and contribute to courses as appropriate, with the support of faculty.

The successful candidate will have completed or be close to completing a PhD in economic history by the post start date and should be able to teach general courses in economic history. In addition, ability to teach financial history or history of economics is desirable. Candidates must have a developing research record in economic history, excellent communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work in close partnership with fellow teachers, including on a one-on-one basis and in small groups, and to provide effective support, as necessary. Relevant teaching experience would be desirable.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities, including mentoring and support in developing Fellows’ research agendas and an annual research allowance.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Jennie Stayner.

An LSE Fellowship is intended to be an entry route to an academic career and is deemed by the School to be a career development position. As such, applicants who have already been employed as a LSE Fellow for three years in total are not eligible to apply. If you have any queries about this please contact the HR Division.

Application Deadline: 25 April 2022 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.

Rethinking Economics

Job title: Freelance Contractor – Finance Role

Description of Contract Work

Who we are

Rethinking Economics (RE) is an international network of students, academics and professionals building better economics in society and the classroom. Our vision is of economies which serve people and the planet. Our purpose is to build a diverse movement of people who challenge, interrogate and renew the practice, teaching and application of economics.

RE started as a student movement in 2012 and has since grown to become a registered UK charity (Charity no. 1158972) with a eight-person staff team based in Manchester and beyond. Through a mixture of campaigning, events and projects, we support more than 100 student groups in 26 countries across the world, alongside thousands of supportive members of the public, to reform the university economics curriculum to make it more pluralist, critical and applicable to the real world. Over the next year we will be releasing a book on the lack of diversity in economics and working with our partners to grow the diversifying and decolonising economics movement.

Key Duties


The contractor will:

The contractor will be proactive and driven, strong analytical, communication and organisational skills as well as a desire to tackle new challenges. Previous research experience is essential.


The contractor will:

Contractor Specification

Terms & Conditions

Period: 6 months – early April – September inclusive

Number of days per week: 3-5 days per week (negotiable)

Pay: £150 per day

Reporting to: Senior Operations Manager

Apply here:

Interviews: 31March 2022

We would then like to start the successful person as soon as possible, in order to do handover with the outgoing staff member.

Application deadline: By 29 March 2022.

University of Oxford, UK

Job title: Research Officer

The Department of Social Policy and Intervention and the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School are seeking to appoint two Research Officers to investigate the complex dynamic drivers and consequences of rising economic inequality across the economic, social and political spheres. The successful applicants will be part of the Oxford team led by Professor Brian Nolan working on the multi-year collaborative research programme DINA together with teams led by Professor Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics) and Professor Emmanuel Saez (Berkeley), supported by a Synergy Grant from the European Research Council.

You will have a PhD/DPhil, preferably in economics, social policy, sociology, political science, demography or another relevant social science discipline, with a strong foundation in quantitative analysis. You will have demonstrated the capacity to research and publish on relevant topics, build research collaborations, and present research findings. You will have sound IT skills, with a strong demonstrated ability to understand and manipulate data.

These are full-time posts, fixed term for 3 years starting on 1 June 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV and supporting statement. To apply for this role, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button in the link below.

Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 31 March 2022 can be considered.

Interviews are scheduled to take place during the week commencing 25 April 2022.

We are committed to fostering an environment of equality, diversity and inclusion.

Informal enquires to Brian Nolan (Professor of Social Policy and Director, Employment Equity and Growth Programme).

Follow this link for details and application process.

Application Deadline: by 31 March 2022.

Wageningen Economic Research, Netherlands

Job title: PhD position in Innovation and Strategy

We are looking for:

Are you inspired to change the way agri-food systems currently operate and do you want to contribute to the transition towards climate-smart agriculture? Have you envisioned an academic career thriving on close interactions with stakeholders? Are you interested in helping stakeholders to transform their business strategies, co-design alternative business models, and pursue systematic transition towards climate-smart production?
Then we are looking for you!

The European BEATLES project connects 18 organizations and 5 use cases with the aim to develop transformative pathways to encourage transition to fair, healthy and environmentfriendly food systems. The ideal candidate will contribute to BEATELS with identifying sets of business strategies for establishing roadmaps towards climate-smart agriculture. For the interdisciplinary European BEATLES project we are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with a background in strategy and innovation studies, particularly with a focus on business model innovation.

As a PhD candidate, you will:

The research is embedded within the chair Business, Management and Organization (BMO -WUR), led by Prof. Wilfred Dolfsma and Wageningen Economic Research. You will be supervised by Dr. Maral Mahdad (Business, Management and Organization- BMO) and Dr. Gohar Isakhanyan (Wageningen Economic Research- WeCR).

We ask for:

Do you want more information?
For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Maral Mahdad, Assistant professor of innovation and entrepreneruship by e-mail For more information about the procedure, please contact OR <HR adviser name>, <position>, <contact information>.

Do you want to apply?

If you are interested, please check the link.

Application Deadline: 30 March 2022

ZOE Institute, Germany

job title: Policy consultant on EU economic policy (m/f/d)

The ZOE Institute is currently looking to hire a full-time Policy consultant on EU economic policy to start working with us as soon as possible.

The person should have, amongst other qualifications,

As part of our motivated and impact-driven team, they will contribute to our work in the thematic areas of redefining progress beyond GDP, reform of the EU fiscal rules, and economic resilience. Key responsibilities and priority tasks will be tailored to the selected candidate's specific background and skills, and will involve various dimensions of our project work, from conducting quantitative and qualitative research over writing policy briefs to facilitating workshops and discussions.

More information about the role and application procedure can be found on our website.


Call for Submissions: 11th Egon-Matzner-Award for Socio-Economics 2022

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Department of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy (Institute of Spatial Planning) at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), the Egon-Matzner-Award for Socio-Economics was established in 2012. It will be conferred for the eleventh time in 2022 – at the occasion of the department’s 50th anniversary.

Egon Matzner (1938-2003) was Professor of Socio-Economics, Public Finance and Infra-structure Policy at the Vienna University of Technology’s Department of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy from 1972 until his retirement in 1998. He is remembered by many as an innovative thinker, always with an open mind with regard to new topics in economics, especially in the fields of socio-economics, public finance and infrastructure policy, with a clear political vision, and he always retained a critical distance. Professor Matzner had a great influence on several generations of planners and scientists, and was always very supportive towards talented students.

The Egon-Matzner-Award will be presented to young scientists (up to 35 years of age) for their scientific publications (in particular papers in international peer-reviewed journals). In particular, studies in the following thematic fields can be submitted:

Papers will be preferred that especially

Papers are reviewed by an international jury of renowned scholars and should have been published recently (2019-2022). The award is endowed with a premium of EUR 1,000 and can be shared, in the event of parity, by the authors of excellent publications. The award is funded out of funds of the Department of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy. The submitted works can be written in German or English. The prize will be awarded based on the decisions made by an international jury, and will be handed over at the occasion of the department’s annual conference on September 20th, 2022 in Vienna. Award winners are asked to present their work as a summary paper in the department’s open-access journal “Der Öffentliche Sektor – The Public Sector” (oes.tuwien.ac.at).

Submission Process

Submissions including the author’s CV have to be sent electronically to EMP@ifip.tuwien.ac.at; for further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Getzner, Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna, Austria (Michael.Getzner@tuwien.ac.at).

The jury’s decision will be made known presumably by the end of May, 2022.

Application Deadline: 30 April 2022

Call for Submissions: Erik Olin Wright Prize

Erik Olin Wright Prize Announcement

Erik Olin Wright (1947-2019) was an inspiring teacher, devoted colleague, astute critic and brilliant scholar in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison for 42 years. His intellectual preoccupations ranged from the analysis of class to the study of real utopias. He engaged theories of the state, economic sociology, and social inequality, always motivated by an explicit commitment to social justice. In all these areas he made substantial contributions to the Marxist tradition as well as to sociology.

The Erik Olin Wright Prize ($1K) is awarded annually by the Havens Wright Center for Social Justice for a paper by a graduate or professional student that best exemplifies the concerns that animated Wright’s work. Its inaugural award will be made in 2022.

Eligible submissions can come from any of the social sciences, history, or philosophy, and any professional discipline. Two documents are required.

The deadline for completed submissions is April 15 of the year of the award and should be sent to email. The winner will be announced at the American Sociology Association annual meeting that same year.

Submissions Deadline: 15 April 2022.

Call for Submissions: Routledge Inclusive Economics Prize

We are excited to announce the inaugural Routledge Inclusive Economics Prize

At Routledge, Taylor & Francis, we have a long and established heritage of publishing reputable, pluralist Economics research which challenges mainstream thinking. At a time when the importance of diversity and inclusion has never been more pertinent, publishing research that combats elitism and marginalization is of paramount importance.

We want to encourage, promote, and help fund research which is inclusive—inclusive of diversity, plurality, and new approaches. From 2022, we will be awarding an annual prize for research that demonstrates at least one of the following:

Additionally, the research output should endorse open science by openly sharing data where possible.

Prize Details:


Please fill in all fields of the application form, and include CVs for all applicants. Any queries about the prize or the application process may be directed to email.

Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2022.

Call for Submissions: URPE Dissertation Fellowship 2022

The application for the 2022-2023 URPE Dissertation Fellowship is now open. Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2022.

The recipient will be announced by July 1, 2022.

URPE invites doctoral candidates in any discipline with an approved dissertation proposal in the area of radical political economics to apply for the URPE Dissertation Fellowship. The URPE dissertation fellow will receive $6500 to support their dissertation writing during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Click here to apply

Applicants should submit:

For more information, please contact Steve Theberge (Union for Radical Politcal Economics).

Submission Deadline: 31 May 2022.


Journal of Evolutionary Economics 32 (1)

Uwe Cantner, Bart Verspagen, Nathalie Lazaric, Maria Savona, Roberto Fontana, Reinoud Joosten, Andreas Pyka, Andrea Roventini, Simone Vannuccini: Editorial


Marco Lehmann-Waffenschmidt, Michael Peneder: Evolutionary perspectives on economic policy

Regular Articles:

Ute Schmiel, Hendrik Sander: What are markets? Selected market theories under genuine uncertainty in comparison

Torsten Heinrich, Jangho Yang, Shuanping Dai: Levels of structural change

Claudius Gräbner, Anna Hornykewycz: Capability accumulation and product innovation: an agent-based perspective

Lena Gerdes, Bernhard Rengs, Manuel Scholz-Wäckerle: Labor and environment in global value chains: an evolutionary policy study with a three-sector and two-region agent-based macroeconomic model

Michael Peneder: Digitization and the evolution of money as a social technology of account

Flavio Calvino, Daniele Giachini, Mattia Guerini: The age distribution of business firms

Jaka Cepec, Peter Grajzl, Barbara Mörec: Public cash and modes of firm exit

American Journal of Economics and Sociology 81 (1)

Clifford W. Cobb: Editor’s Introduction: Learning from Movies About Women, Patriarchy, and Resistance

Original Articles

Xiaoshuo Hou: The Intersecting Identities of Chinese Urban Middle‐Class Women: Stories from Two Popular TV Shows

Radha Rajapandian, Sivakumar Iyyanar, Saravanakumar Arumugam, Bala Krishnan, MC: Herstories in Contemporary Indian Films

Qinghua Chu: The Image of Modern Urban Women in Early Chinese Female Films

Qing Tang: Visible Women in Chinese Feminist Movies (open access)

Aslihan Yurdakul: From Black Girl to Roma: Domestic Workers and the Intersection of Race/Ethnicity, Class, and Gender

Xia Gan, Zhihe Wang, Lan Yu, Rong Hu: The Dao of Oshin

Premalatha Karupiah: “Singgappenne”: Women's Sports in Tamil Cinema

Thangaraja Arumugam, S. Sethu, V. Kalyani, S. Shahul Hameed, P. Divakar: Representing Women Entrepreneurs in Tamil Movies

Nancy: The Portrayal of Women in Popular Punjabi Music

S. Lalitha, Ajeet Kumar Pankaj: Dalit Women in Cinema: A Narrative of Gender and Caste

Premila Swamy D: Negotiating Gendered Spaces and Contextualizing the Female Body: Reading Indian Films

V. Kalyani, Thangaraja Arumugam, M. Surya Kumar: Women in Oppressive Societies as Portrayed in Kollywood Movies

Dhanabalan Thangam, Gurunath Rao Vaidya, Gopalakrishnan Subramanian, Kalyani Velusamy, Karthigai Selvi Govindarajan, Jin Yong Park: The Portrayal of Women’s Empowerment in Select Indian Movies

Thangaraja Arumugam, B. Latha Lavanya, Vignesh Karthik, Kalyani Velusamy, Uday Kiran Kommuri, Divakar Panneerselvam: Portraying Women in Advertisements: An Analogy Between Past and Present

Rosa Filoi: Disney, Little Women, and Me

Capital and Class 46 (1)

Radhika Desai: Marx’s geopolitical economy: ‘The relations of producing nations’

Simon Schaupp: Cybernetic proletarianization: Spirals of devaluation and conflict in digitalized production

Giampaolo Conte: Defining financial reforms in the 19th-century capitalist world-economy: The Ottoman case (1838–1914)

Luke Telford and Daniel Briggs: Targets and overwork: Neoliberalism and the maximisation of profitability from the workplace

Manolis Dafermos: Rethinking the relationship between Marx’s Capital and Hegel’s Science of Logic: The tradition of creative Soviet Marxism

Rune Møller Stahl: Neoliberalism with Scandinavian characteristics: The slow formation of neoliberal common sense in Denmark

Kirstin Munro: Overaccumulation, crisis, and the contradictions of household waste sorting

Forum for Social Economics 51 (1)

William M. Dugger: The Doleful Dynamics of Competition: Inequality and Fakery in Modernity

Ahmet Öncü: Turkish Social Political Economy History in the Light of Dugger’s Reconstructed Concepts of Veblenian Institutionalism

William Waller: A Reconsideration of William Dugger’s Analysis of Power

Samuel Rosenberg: The ‘Administered Labor Market’ Reconsidered

featured Paper: Alexander Dunlap: From Primitive Accumulation to Modernized Poverty: Examining Flush toilets through the Four Invaluation Processes

International Critical Thought 12 (1)

Enfu Cheng: Ten Views of Marxism Originating from the Revolution and Development in China and the World

Michael Dunford : The Chinese Path to Common Prosperity

Berch Berberoglu : Capitalism and Imperialism in the Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Century: A Critical Analysis of Conventional and Marxist Theories of Imperialism

John Milios : Seeking the “Spirit of Capitalism”: The German Historical School and the Controversies about the Origins of Capitalism

Filippo Menozzi : Reading Hegel after Marx: Lukács and the Question of Teleology

Yulong Li & Yuxi Wu: Why Are the Liberal Studies Textbooks That Stigmatized China Spread in Hong Kong? A Textual Analysis from Foucauldian Order of Discourse

Júlia Carolino & Francesco Biagi: Claiming the City through the Cape Verdean Festivities of Kola San Jon in Lisbon: A Lefebvrian Case Study

Attiq ur Rehman, Rizwana Abbasi & Azeem Gul: Transforming Academic Discourse: A Case Study of International Relations as Discipline

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education (IJPEE) 12 (3)

Daniel Friesner; Donald D. Hackney; Timothy J. Schibik: Mapping foundations of logical analysis to principles of microeconomics courses

Jadrian Wooten; Brian Lynch :Teaching economics using scenes from Superstore

Ross Tippit: Whatever happened to the monopoly-monopsony firm?

Daniel Diaz Vidal; Robert Beekman: Using cinematic gangsters, samurais and robots to teach economics through film

Journal of Agrarian Change 22 (2)

Barbara Harriss-White, Deepak K. Mishra, Vandana Upadhyay: Capitalist trajectories in agrarian mountain societies of east and south‐east Arunachal, India

Patrick Meehan: “Ploughing the land five times”: Opium and agrarian change in the ceasefire landscapes of south‐western Shan State, Myanmar

Ian G. Baird, Kanokwan Manorom, Santi Piyadeth, Sirasak Gaja-Svasti, Chanthavisouk Ninchaluene: Labour, mechanization, market integration, and government policy: Agrarian change and lowland rice cultivation in northeastern Thailand and southern Laos

Karita Kan, Xi Chen: Tilling another's land: Migrant farming under rural industrialization and urbanization in China

Valdemar João Wesz Junior: Soybean production in Paraguay: Agribusiness, economic change and agrarian transformations

Christin Bernhold, Tomás Palmisano: Capital concentration in and through class differentiation: A case study from Pampean agribusiness

Jordi Gascón, Kevin S. Mamani: Community‐based tourism, peasant agriculture and resilience in the face of COVID‐19 in Peru

Matthew I. Mitchell: Land reform and peacebuilding in Côte d'Ivoire: Navigating the minefield

Ben Radley: Class formation and capital accumulation in the countryside: Artisanal and small‐scale gold mining in South Kivu, DR Congo

Tanya Richardson: Litigating for legality: Nature conservation, commercial fisheries and disputed territoriality in Ukraine's Danube Delta

Journal of Economic Issues, Volume 56 (1)

Mark Paul, Sarah E. Gaither & William Darity Jr.: About Face: Seeing Class and Race

J. Dennis Chasse: Coercion, Freedom, and Democracy in Hayek, Dewey, and Commons

Konstantinos Loizos: Challenging Conventional Wisdom about Non-Performing Loans: A Post-Keynesian Institutionalist Perspective

Paolo Ramazzotti: Heterodoxy, the Mainstream and Policy

Hongkil Kim: Minsky’s Theory of Inflation and its Theoretical and Empirical Relevance to Credit-Driven Economies

Srimoyee Datta & Tarak Nath Sahu: How Far is Microfinance Relevant for Empowering Rural Women? An Empirical Investigation

Tobias A. Huber & Didier Sornette: Boom, Bust, and Bitcoin: Bitcoin-Bubbles as Innovation Accelerators

George Ofosu & David Sarpong: China in Africa: On the Competing Perspectives of the Value of Sino-Africa Business Relationships

Murat A. Yülek & Gilberto Santos: Why Income Gaps Persist: Productivity Gaps, (No-)Catch-up and Industrial Policies in Developing Countries

Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, Peter Grajzl, A. Joseph Guse & Michou Kokodoko: Community Development Financial Institutions and Individuals’ Credit Risk in Indian Country

Alicia Girón, Amirreza Kazemikhasragh, Antonella F. Cicchiello & Stefano Monferrá: The Impact of Board Gender Diversity on Sustainability Reporting and External Assurance: Evidence from Lower-Middle-Income Countries in Asia and Africa

Marcello Spanò: Deleverage, Balance Sheet Restructuring, and Economic Policy in Italy

Mariola Sánchez :A General Approach on Privacy and its Implications in the Digital Economy

Anton Oleinik: Content Analysis as a Method for Heterodox Economics

Journal of Economic Methodology 29 (1)

Peter Galbács: Lucas’s way to his monetary theory of large-scale fluctuations

Thomas J. Sargent: Learning from Lucas

Max Gillman: Lucas’s methodological divide in inflation theory: a student’s journey

Harald Uhlig: The lasting influence of Robert E. Lucas on Chicago economics

Mauro Boianovsky: Lucas’ expectational equilibrium, price rigidity, and descriptive realism

Pierrick Clerc & Rodolphe Dos Santos Ferreira: Dispersed information and the non-neutrality of money: fifty years after Lucas, 1972

Problemas del Desarrollo: Revista Latinoamericana de Economía 208 (53)

Germán Alarco Tosoni: Wage share and structural heterogeneity in Peru: diagnosis and simulations

Roberto Mauricio Sanchez Torres, Lizeth Dayana Manzano Murillo, Laura Antonia Maturana Cifuentes: Labor informality and monetary and multidimensional poverty in Bogota and the Metropolitan Area

Sergio Ordóñez: Protectionism and global productive networks of the dynamic core: implications for Mexico

José Ramírez Álvarez, Nicolás Oliva, Mauro Andino: Tax compliance and electronic invoicing in Ecuador: an impact assessment

Alma Sofía Santillán Hernández, Juan Roberto Vargas Sánchez: Child labor and school performance in Mexico

John Cajas Guijarro: Revisiting capitalist reproduction: equilibrium, networks, and intersectoral competition

Real-World Economics Review 99

Jorge Buzaglo and Leo Buzaglo Olofsgård: Keynes', Piketty's, and an extensive failure index:Introducing maldevelopment indices

Spencer Graves and Douglas Samuelson: Externalities, public goods, and infectious diseases

Fernando García-Quero and Fernando López Castellano: An essential journey back to the seeds of prosperity in a time of pandemics: Notes for a renewed agenda in development studies

Ted Trainer: How resource-cheaply could we live well?

Jayati Ghosh: The role of the IMF in a changing global landscape

Luiz Alberto Vieira: MMT, post-Keynesians and currency hierarchy: Notes towards a synthesis

Hongkil Kim and Hunter Griffin: Why not sovereign money AND job guarantee?

Goghie Alexandru-Stefan: Performativity, marketization and market-based central banking

Philip George: The mathematics of profit maximization is incorrect

Leon Podkaminer: The 'Great Disinflation':The importance of the 'China factor' is overstated

Rethinking Marxism 34 (1)

Editors’ Introduction

Diego Martínez-Zarazúa: When Things Impoverish: An Approach to Marx’s Analysis of Capitalism in Conjunction with Heidegger’s Concern over Technology

Rodrigo Steimberg: Althusser and the Absolute Beginning

Bruna Della Torre & Eduardo Altheman: Nicht mitmachen!” and “Weitermachen!”: Rereading Adorno and Marcuse on Theory and Praxis

Nick Stevenson: Herbert Marcuse as a Critical Intellectual: The New Left and Alternative Socialist Futures

Sebastián Ronderos & Daniel Marín-López: Rebels at War, Criminals in Peace: A Critical Approach to Violence in Colombia (open access)


Joel Wainwright: Praxis

Review of Political Economy, Volume 34 (2): A Symposium on Development Banks & A Symposium on Public Banks

Stephany Griffith-Jones, Shari Spiegel, Jiajun Xu, Marco Carreras & Natalya Naqvi: Matching Risks with Instruments in Development Banks

José Antonio Ocampo & Victor Ortega: The Global Development Banks’ Architecture

Ricardo Gottschalk, Lavinia B. Castro & Jiajun Xu: Should National Development Banks be Subject to Basel III?

Régis Marodon: Can Development Banks Step Up to the Challenge of Sustainable Development?

Maria Alejandra Riaño, Jihane Boutaybi, Damien Barchiche & Sébastien Treyer: Scaling Up Public Development Banks’ Transformative Alignment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Sergio Gusmão Suchodolski, Adauto Modesto Junior, Cinthia Helena de Oliveira Bechelaine & Leila Maria Bedeschi Costa: From Global to Local: Subnational Development Banks in the Era of Sustainable Development Goals

Wesley C. Marshall & Louis-Philippe Rochon: Understanding Full Investment and the Potential Role of Public Banks

Thomas Marois: A Dynamic Theory of Public Banks (and Why it Matters)

Diana V. Barrowclough & Thomas Marois: Public Banks, Public Purpose, and Early Actions in the Face of Covid-19

Review of Social Economy 80 (1) Special Issue: Digital Behavioral Technologies, Vulnerability, and Justice.

Lisa Herzog, Philipp Kellmeyer & Verina Wild: Digital behavioral technology, vulnerability and justice: towards an integrated approach

Tereza Hendl & Bianca Jansky: Tales of self-empowerment through digital health technologies: a closer look at ‘Femtech’

Hauke Behrendt & Wulf Loh: Informed consent and algorithmic discrimination – is giving away your data the new vulnerable?

Michael Klenk: (Online) manipulation: sometimes hidden, always careless

Sebastian Schleidgen, Orsolya Friedrich & Andreas Wolkenstein: How intelligent neurotechnology can be epistemically unjust. An exploration into the ethics of algorithms

The Review of Behavioral Economics 8 (3-4)

Special Issue: Escaping Paternalism

Nick Cowen and Malte Dold: Introduction: Symposium on Escaping Paternalism: Rationality, Behavioral Economics and Public Policy by Mario J. Rizzo and Glen Whitman

Sandra J. Peart: On Making and Remaking Ourselves and Others: Mill to Jevons and Beyond on Rationality, Learning, and Paternalism

Erik W. Matson and Malte Dold: The Behavioral Welfare Economist in Society: Considerations from David Hume

Shruti Rajagopalan: Inclusive Rationality: Struggle and Aspiration

Till Grüne-Yanoff: Boosts: A Remedy for Rizzo and Whitman’s Panglossian Fatalism

D. Wade Hands: Libertarian Paternalism: Making Rational Fools

Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap: The “Problem” Is Different and So Is the “Solution

Nick Cowen and Aris Trantidis: Soft Interventionism: A Hayekian Alternative to Libertarian Paternalism

Roger Koppl: Against Expertism

Glen Whitman and Mario J. Rizzo: Inclusive Rationality and Paternalism: Responses to Comments and Criticism

The Review of Black Political Economy 49 (1)

Nina Banks: 100 Years of African American Economists: Oppositional Knowledge and Scholarly Activism

Shelley I. White-Means, Carol L. Warren, and Ahmad Reshad Osmani: The Organizational Impact of Presenteeism among Key Healthcare Workers due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dania V. Francis and Christian E. Weller: Economic Inequality, the Digital Divide, and Remote Learning During COVID-19

Anwar Ouassini, Mostafa Amini, and Nabil Ouassini: #ChinaMustexplain: Global Tweets, COVID-19, and Anti-Black Racism in China

Frank Curry, Gary Dymski, Tanita J. Lewis, and Hanna K. Szymborska: Seeing Covid-19 Through a Subprime Crisis lens: How Structural and Institutional Racism Have Shaped 21st-Century Crises in the U.K. and the U.S.

Books and Book Series

Common Sense Macroeconomics

By Ravi Batra | 2020, World Scientific

In a world of negative interest rates, extreme inequality and trillion-dollar budget deficits, it is safe to say that conventional macroeconomics needs an overhaul. Common Sense Macroeconomics is an innovative guide to various concepts of macroeconomic analysis. Presented in a student-friendly and accessible way, this textbook is an ideal introduction to all who seek to foresee economic developments and address some of the key problems of our time.

Please find a link to the book here.

Constructing Economic Science: The Invention of a Discipline 1850-1950

By Keith Tribe | 2022, Oxford University Press.

During the late nineteenth century concerns about international commercial rivalry were often expressed in terms of national provision for training and education, and the role of universities in such provision. It was in this context that the modern university discipline of economics emerged. The first undergraduate economics program was inaugurated in Cambridge in 1903; but this was merely a starting point.

Constructing Economic Science charts the path through commercial education to the discipline of economics and the creation of an economics curriculum that could then be replicated around the world. Rather than describing this transition epistemologically, as a process of theoretical creation, Keith Tribe shows how the new "science" of economics was primarily an institutional creation of the modern university. He demonstrates how finance, student numbers, curricula, teaching, new media, the demands of employment, and more broadly, the international perception that industrializing economies required a technically-skilled workforce, all played their part in shaping economics as we know it today. This study explains the conditions originally shaping the science of economics, providing in turn a foundation for an understanding of the way in which this new language transformed public policy.

please find a link to the book here.

Institutional Grammar Foundations and Applications for Institutional Analysis

By Christopher K. Frantz & Saba Siddiki | 2022 | Palgrave Macmillan

The book provides a comprehensive overview of the Institutional Grammar, including a structured discussion of all current applications. At the same time, the book provides a comprehensive introduction to the Institutional Grammar 2.0 (IG 2.0) as a refined version of Crawford and Ostrom’s Institutional Grammar. In addition, the book introduces associated novel approaches for the encoding of institutional information (some of which we intend to introduce in future training), and discusses associated opportunities for analytical applications that emerge from the introduced refinements.

The book’s companion website provides an overview of the different book chapters, hosts specific resources linked from the book (figures and examples of encoded statements, codebook), and finally aims to serve as a platform for providing information specific to the IG 2.0 beyond the book content (e.g., features overview, FAQ), complementing the IGRI website that provides information on the IG more generally.

We hope that this book provides a valuable introduction into the current state of affairs, and contributes to the further conceptual and methodological development of the Institutional Grammar. Looking ahead, and given the diverse areas that the book touches upon, we plan to host a book seminar series in the autumn, in which we aim to discuss the content in an open group setting, with the hope of inspiring debates.

Finally, we specifically wish to thank the IGRI community for providing valuable feedback in various forums (workshops, seminars, conferences, and trainings) that have helped shape the IG 2.0 and its application.

Please find a link to the book here.

Reluctant Cold Warriors: Economists and National Security

by Vladimir Kontorovich | 2019, Oxford University Press

The academic study of the Soviet economy in the US was created to help fight the Cold War, part of a broader mobilization of the social sciences for national security needs. The Soviet strategic challenge rested on the ability of its economy to produce large numbers of sophisticated weapons. The military sector was the dominant part of the economy, and the most successful one. However, a comprehensive survey of scholarship on the Soviet economy from 1948-1991 shows that it paid little attention to the military sector, compared to other less important parts of the economy. Soviet secrecy does not explain this pattern of neglect. Western scholars developed strained civilian interpretations for several aspects of the economy which the Soviets themselves acknowledged to have military significance. A close reading of the economic literature, combined with insights from other disciplines, suggest three complementary explanations for civilianization of the Soviet economy. Soviet studies was a peripheral field in economics, and its practitioners sought recognition by pursuing the agenda of the mainstream discipline, however ill-fitting their subject. The Soviet economy was supposed to be about socialism, and the military sector appeared to be unrelated to that. By stressing the militarization, one risked being viewed as a Cold War monger. The conflict identified in this book between the incentives of academia and the demands of policy makers (to say nothing of accurate analysis) has broad relevance for national security uses of social science.

Please find a link to the book here.

The Legal Foundations of Micro-Institutional Performance: A Heterodox Law & Economics Approach

by Sarah S. Klammer and Eric A. Scorsone | 2022, Edward Elgar Publishing

The aim of The Legal Foundations of Micro-Institutional Performance is to introduce the reader to a different way of thinking about economics that will allow them to both understand and apply legal concepts to economic analysis. To this end, it adopts and further develops Wesley Hohfeld’s legal framework of jural (legal) relations as a tool of analysis. This analytical tool, as built into the Legal-Economic Performance framework, provides specific direction in identifying and describing interdependence among economic agents (including rights, duties, liberties and exposure to various acts).

Please find a link to the book here.

The Price of Slavery: Capitalism and Revolution in the Caribbean

By Nick Nesbitt | 2022, University of Virginia Press

The Price of Slavery analyzes Marx’s critique of capitalist slavery and its implications for the Caribbean thought of Toussaint Louverture, Henry Christophe, C. L. R. James, Aimé Césaire, Jacques Stephen Alexis, and Suzanne Césaire. Nick Nesbitt assesses the limitations of the literature on capitalism and slavery since Eric Williams in light of Marx’s key concept of the social forms of labor, wealth, and value. To do so, Nesbitt systematically reconstructs for the first time Marx’s analysis of capitalist slavery across the three volumes of Capital. The book then follows the legacy of Caribbean critique in its reflections on the social forms of labor, servitude, and freedom, as they culminate in the vehement call for the revolutionary transformation of an unjust colonial order into one of universal justice and equality.

Please find a link to the book here.

Transition Economies: Transformation, Development, and Society in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

By Gevorkyan, A. V. | 2018, Routledge.

This interdisciplinary study offers a comprehensive analysis of the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Providing full historical context and drawing on a wide range of literature, this book explores the continuous economic and social transformation of the post-socialist world. While the future is yet to be determined, understanding the present phase of transformation is critical. 

The book’s core exploration evolves along three pivots of competitive economic structure, institutional change, and social welfare. The main elements include analysis of the emergence of the socialist economic model; its adaptations through the twentieth century; discussion of the 1990s market transition reforms; post-2008 crisis development; and the social and economic diversity in the region today. With an appreciation for country specifics, the book also considers the urgent problems of social policy, poverty, income inequality, and labor migration. 

Transition Economies will aid students, researchers and policy makers working on the problems of comparative economics, economic development, economic history, economic systems transition, international political economy, as well as specialists in post-Soviet and Central and Eastern European regional studies.

Please find a link to the book here.

Understanding Global Social Policy

edited by Nicola Yeates and Chris Holden | 2022, Policy Press

With a contemporary overview of global social policy formation, the third edition of this leading textbook identifies key issues, debates and priorities for action in social policy across the Global South and North. Accessible and lively, it incorporates seven new chapters covering theory, social justice, climate, migration, gender, young people and water, energy and food. The original chapters have also been fully updated to reflect major developments in the fast-changing world of global social policy. Key features include:

Exploring what it means to locate human welfare within a global framework of social policy analysis and action, this textbook offers a perfect guide for curious students.

Please find a link to the book here.

Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants

2 PhD Positions at the University of Vienna, Austria

title: 2 PhD positions on the history of accounting and bookkeeping in agriculture DATAREV

The spread of accounting and book-keeping techniques to small and medium European farms accelerated dramatically since the late 19th century, thus enabling managerial and technological innovations. The ERC-funded project "Leading the first data revolution in European agriculture: Farm accountancy data and their impact 1870-1945" (DATAREV) analyzes farm accountancy data as a social phenomenon, as a tool of governance, as part of a scientific discourse, as a managerial innovation and as a source for quantitative economic history.

As the project's PI, I am looking for two PhD students willing to join the DATAREV team at the Institute for Economic and Social History of the University of Vienna as soon as possible. The fully funded PhD positions can be extended up to 4 years. Funds are generously available for conferences and research trips.

Given the multidisciplinary nature of the project, we welcome applicants with a master's degree in Economic, Social and Business History, Accounting, Economics, History of Economic Thought.

Application Process

The application package consists of a letter of motivation (in English), an academic curriculum vitae (in English), the names of two referees, a list of publications (if any), evidence of teaching experience (if available) and degree certificates.

For more information and in order to apply, check the project's website: datarev.univie.ac.at and/or write to me at: federico.donofrio@univie.ac.at

Application Deadline: 15 April 2022

EPOG 2.0 - International Master's course: 1-year programme

Information on the 1-Year EPOG programme (EPOG 2.0)

Additional students can be enrolled directly in the second year (“1-YEAR-PROGRAMME students”).

The responsibility for these students belongs to the Universities of Sorbonne Paris Nord and Université de Paris. It does not involve the responsibility of the other partners. 1-Year programme students will pay the regular French national Master’s tuition fees. The successful students will only be awarded a Sorbonne Paris Nord APE degree if they are in Option I or a APE Université de Paris degree if they are in Option II. With the exception of the awarded degrees policy, these students and the 2-year programme students will be treated similarly.

The application packages are examined by the programme coordinators from Sorbonne Paris Nord and Université de Paris. A number of candidates are then interviewed online, and a selection is made with criteria that are very much identical to those of the 2-year programme (see the criteria here). The requirements are the same but with a Master or equivalent 4-year degree (240 ECTS minimum).

The EPOG2 Master programme does not offer any Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. However, other scholarships may be accessible. For instance:

The call for this 1-year programme is now open. The application shall be open between March 22nd and April 25th.

Given than a number of classes are now common with EPOG+, the number of available seats will be limited. So if you decide to apply, make sure you do provide all the required documents and you do explain why you apply to EPOG2 in your statement of purpose.

If you have a good level in English, you are motivated by heterodox economics and/or economic policies and/or economic modelling, please do not hesitate to apply!

Register and follow the procedure by clicking on this link: https://paris13.moveonfr.com/form/60584ffc48225525ae273ae0/eng

When you start to apply, you need to register (on the right-hand side of the screen), once. You’ll then login (left-hand side) using the e-mail and password you have created at step 1.

Note that the deadline for applying is April 25th, 23h59, and that this deadline won’t be extended.

You need to provide a number of documents in the application file, so please provide them beforehand – the application takes time.

The oral interviews shall take place during the first week of May.

Please find further information here.

Application Deadline: 25 April 2022.

MA in International Economics & MA in Political Economy of European Integration, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany

Berlin School of Economics and Law

Call for applications

MA in International Economics

The Master in International Economics offers an in-depth exploration of international macroeconomic issues and problems, like global and regional imbalances, macroeconomic instability, inequality and ecological constraints of economic activities. It provides students with a critical understanding of current debates in economics, including heterodox economics in particular. The programme has a strongly international approach and aims to integrate an understanding of theoretical controversies, historical developments and contemporary policy disputes. It also contains an interdisciplinary component reflecting the importance that social and political institutions play in shaping economic developments, and offers several options for specialisation. The programme is accredited and it will equip students with the skills to pursue internationally oriented careers with government and non-government organisations, research institutes, think tanks, trade unions, international organisations and international businesses, as well as to apply for PhD programmes. Courses are taught entirely in English.

The application period for the winter term starts on 15 March and ends on 15 May for students with a non-German Bachelor’s degree, and it starts on 15 April and ends on 15 June for students with a German Bachelor’s degree. For more information please see the website: https://www.hwr-berlin.de/en/study/degree-programmes/detail/23-international-economics/

MA in Political Economy of European Integration

The Master in Political Economy of European Integration offers an extraordinary, interdisciplinary Master programme, combining critical research in political sciences and sociology, law, and (heterodox) macroeconomics. The programme covers different dimensions of European integration such as environment and energy, labour and social reproduction, as well as money and trade, and offers several options for specialisation. The programme is accredited and enables students to participate professionally in the processes of European integration and to pursue international careers with European institutions and with governments as well as business organisations, trade unions, non-governmental organisations and institutions of policy formulation and research in the member states of the EU. Courses are taught entirely in English.

For more information please see the website.

Application Deadline: The application period for the winter term starts on 15 March and ends on 15 May for students with a non-German Bachelor’s degree, and it starts on 15 April and ends on 15 June for students with a German Bachelor’s degree.

The Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy

PhD position: 9 PhD positions in Regional Science and Economic Geography

The Gran Sasso Science Institute - a state-funded university specialising in doctoral education, in L'Aquila, Italy - has just announced 9 PhD positions in Regional Science and Economic Geography. Only one of them is connected to a particular project, titled: “Socio-economic resilience in areas affected by natural disasters, with particular reference to inner areas”.

The PhD in Regional Science and Economic Geography focusses on issues related to local and regional development, combining regional and urban economics, economic and human geography, spatial planning and sociology. PhD students will acquire both quantitative and qualitative skills.

Scholars whose interests are situated in heterodox strands - such as feminist political economy, post-and neo-Marxist approaches, pragmatist and performativist understandings of the economy - are warmly encouraged to apply.

You can find all the information here.

L'Aquila is a historic town in the centre-south of Italy, surrounded by a well-preserved natural environment in the Gran Sasso and Laga Mountains National Park.

Application Deadline: 01 June 2022

Calls for Support

EuroMemorandum 2022

Here is a link to the EuroMemorandum 2022 titled “Caught between the Covid-19 crisis and the war in Ukraine: the EU in 2022”. As usual organizers kindly ask for your support. With the war on Ukraine escalating on a day-to-day basis, this year’s EuroMemorandum is published in the midst of a dramatic situation, that may turn out to be a turning point for the development of the European Union.

Needless to say that this year’s report has a particular focus on the Ukraine crisis. We demand in particular (i) to step up humanitarian aid to Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees, resp., (ii) call for debt cancellation for Ukrainian external debt, and (iii) argue that the EU should resist tendencies toward securitisation and militarisation and instead focus on social and ecological transformation as well as peace-building.

If you wish to support the EuroMemorandum 2022, please send an email indicating in the subject line “I support the general direction, main arguments and proposals of the EuroMemorandum 2022”.

At this occasion, we also take the opportunity to ask for your financial support to the work of the Euromemo Group. The EuroMemo Group does not receive any institutional funding, but is financed by donations from its members and supporters.

In case you wish to support us financially, please make a transfer or establish a standing order to the following bank account:

Best wishes and kind regards,

Werner Raza (on behalf of the EuroMemo Group Steering Committee)

Revision of the textbook " Macroeconomics": call for comments

by William Mitchell, L. Randall Wray, Martin Watts | 2019, Red Globe Press, Macmillan International

This is a 2 semesters book to cover both principles and intermediate macro from a Keynesian/Heterodox/MMT/Institutional integration. There has been some reorganization at Macmillan and it will now be handled by Bloomsbury. We are going to prepare a 2 edition of that textbook and are looking for comments/suggestions/criticism from those who have used it (or considered but rejected it) so that we can improve it for the second edition.

Furthermore, we are going to split off some chapters and add some chapters to produce a principles-only version. It would probably contain much of the material from the first 10 chapters, plus another 4-5 chapters geared to principles. We are also seeking comments/suggestions for that and also some feedback from those who would be interested in such a textbook. The publisher would also like a list of those who might be willing to review a draft.

Please send your comments to my Levy email.

Please find a link to the textbook "Macroeconomics" here.