Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Issue 296 May 09, 2022 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

I had a conversation with my plumber these days. He is a smart man, who often tells stories that help to sharpen my economic intuition. A few months ago he explained to me how his company began hoarding inputs to confront increased uncertainty about the reliability of provision through global value chains. While they never actually experienced a logistical bottleneck, simply accounting for the possibility of such a bottleneck occurring changed their expectations in a way that led to self-reinforcing effects as increased hoarding obviously puts additional pressure on the demand for such inputs. Similar to Merton's classic example of a bank run, such cases of self-reinforcing expectations in particular (and self-reinforcing effects in general) pervade economic processes and make them complex objects that can easily develop in unexpected, non-linear ways.

These days he told me that his phone is running hot constantly since the war in Ukraine started as people want to switch from gas and oil to alternative heating facilities. This is a big issue in Austria, my home country, as much heating relies on fossil energy and much fossil energy is imported from Russia. And indeed, my plumber's description clearly indicates that this is one of the rather rare cases, where supply cannot accomodate demand or at least cannot do so without significant lags of several months, in some cases even years. While this is an interesting idiosyncracy that informs us a little about how contingent the interplay between supply and demand actually is, the more depressing observation is that fear of Putin's aggression and an escalating conflict with the EU in terms of economic sanctions has accomplished what constant news about how our planet is burning could not do: namely motivate the Austrian population to undergo a large scale shift in preferences for alternative heating systems. While I, of course, appreciate the overall outcome in this case (bettter now than never!), I would have preferred a more enlightened and forward-looking approach by my fellow countrymen as an earlier strive for a shift would obviously have allowed us to more fully exploit the potential associated with such a large-scale reswitching of heating-facilities.

From all this we see that my plumber is somewhat similar to Elon Musk: both are a single persons that help us to sharpen our economic intuition for understanding the inner workings of capitalism. Elon does so very well currently – by simply buying Twitter he illustrates perfectly well how vulnerable private media can be to the private interests of those, who reside at the top of the wealth distribution ;-)

All the best,


PS: In this issue I tried to incorporate some items – like information on a new journal on the Circular Economy or some books dedicated to innovation studies – that might be of relevance for getting the much-needed socio-ecological transformation going. In general we try to get a better grip on the expanding discourse of ecological economics, but we somewhat depend on researchers active in this area to submit more info – my feeling is, we currently miss too many nice events, journal-issues and conferences associated to ecological issues in general and ecological economics in particular. So please, if you should take note of something that should also be posted in the Newsletter simply forward it to newsletter@heterodoxnews.com!

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Table of contents

Call for Papers

Marxism 21: Special Issue on "Recent Developments in Marxian Value Theory"

MARXISM 21, founded in 2004, is a bi-lingual (Korean and English), quarterly academic journal specialized in Marxist studies. MARXISM 21 invites submissions for a special issue on "Recent Developments in Marxian Value Theory". Contributions are invited on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

Contributors are invited to submit a short abstract (max. 200 words) outlining the key arguments of their prospective paper to Hyun Woong Park at parkhw@denison.edu by July 31, 2022. Final papers (max. 12,000 words length) will be expected to be submitted by November 30, 2022 and the journal will be published on February 20, 2023.

Submission Deadline: 30 November 2022

15th History of Recent Economics Conference (HISRECO) (Lausanne, October 2022)

28-29 October 2022 | Lausanne, Switzerland

The fifteenth History of Recent Economics Conference (HISRECO) will be held at the University of Lausanne, Centre Walras Pareto, on October 28-29, 2022.

Since 2007, HISRECO has brought together researchers from various backgrounds to study the history of economics in the postwar period. The increasing availability of archival materials, along with the development of new perspectives inherited from the larger history and sociology of knowledge, has helped to provide insightful histories of the development of recent economic practices, ideas, and techniques. In particular, this area of research offers good opportunities to young scholars who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the history of economics.

For this edition, we are also interested in papers dealing with the history of accounting and social quantification, extending into the interwar period. Paper proposals that use approaches from the history and sociology of science, or cultural and science studies, as well as those that build bridges between economic history and the history of economics, will be particularly appreciated.

We invite researchers in the history of postwar economics and related fields to submit a paper proposal of no more than 800 words. Proposals should be sent electronically (as a pdf file) to François Allisson (Francois.Allisson@unil.ch) or harro.maas@unil.ch by May 31, 2022. Successful applicants will be informed by June 30, 2022. Drafts of the presented papers are due by October 10.

We aim to provide financial support to selected participants, but as yet cannot make any firm commitments on this. Preference will be given to young scholars. Scholars who are interested in such funding should include in their proposal a CV of no more than two pages, including current affiliation and year of thesis defense (if applicable) and a list of publications.

The organizing committee: François Allisson (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche (CRASSH, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom), Pedro Duarte (Insper Institute of Education and Research, Brazil), Yann Giraud (CY Cergy Paris Université, France) and Harro Maas (University of Lausanne, Switzerland).

For further information please visit the website.

Application Deadline: 31 May 2022

26th FMM Conference: Post-Keynesian Economics and Global Challenges (Berlin, October 2022)

Germany, 20-22 October 2022 | Berlin, Germany

Conference Theme: Post-Keynesian Economics and Global Challenges

Post-Keynesian economics, based on the original works of Keynes, Kalecki, Kaldor, Joan Robinson, Minsky and others, has been the main alternative to orthodox and mainstream macroeconomics for decades and has inspired the FMM since its beginning. The 2022 conference aims to take stock of post-Keynesian and other critical contributions with a focus on how they deal with current global macroeconomic challenges. These include high and rising imbalances and inequalities at national and global levels, and the need for social-ecological and economic transformation to address the environmental crisis. While these challenges require coordinated government intervention, both nationally and internationally, policymakers are faced with high public debt and, more recently, rising inflation rates. At the same time, the global financial architecture puts severe limits on the ability of countries in the Global South to conduct macroeconomic policies that can address the current economic and social challenges. We will discuss how post-Keynesians have analysed these problems applying different theoretical and empirical methods and have economic policy alternatives.

Submissions on the general subjects of the FMM, macroeconomics and macroeconomic policies, are encouraged as well. We particularly welcome submissions forgraduate student sessions. Those who have already presented a paper at a student session in previous FMM conferences should submit to the regular sessions to improve chances for newcomers. There will also be a day ofintroductory lecturesfor graduate students prior to the opening panel on 20 October. Hotel costs will be covered for graduate student presenters (max. four nights). A limited number of travel stipends for graduate student presenters will be sponsored by INET’s Young Scholar Initiative (YSI).

Application procedure:

Proposals are to be submitted electronically viat his web application. The deadline for paper proposals (extended abstract of max. 400 words, clearly outlining the research question, method and results).

For further information please see here.

Application Deadline:

28th Annual Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe (London, September 2022)

2 -4 September 2022 | London

This year’s EuroMemo Group conference will be jointly hosted with King’s College London (Department of European & International Studies) and will take place on 2- 4 September 2022 (Friday - Sunday) in London. Against the background of multiple and deepening crises, and in particular the war in Ukraine, this year’s conference will address the profound implications of on-going geopolitical changes for the future of the EU, with special reference to the much-needed socio-ecological transformation. We would like to invite you to attend the conference and to submit paper proposals for contributions to the workshops.

We invite proposals for papers that address any aspect of the conference theme The EU and the political economy of global disorder. Struggles for survival, climate and energy Justice '. In particular, we encourage submissions that relate to recent European developments that pertain to one of the following topics:

Proposals for papers together with a short abstract (maximum 250 words) should be submitted by 15 June 2022 to info@euromemo.eu. If possible, please indicate the topic which the proposal is intended for. If accepted, completed papers should be submitted by 20 August 2022. We strongly encourage participants to submit short papers (10-12 pages) and to explicitly address policy implications. If you would like to submit an abstract and/ or participate in the conference, please copy the registration form below into an email and reply to info@euromemo.eu. Please note that there is no deadline for registering for participation only. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Steering Committee of the EuroMemo Group. Accepted papers will be published on the conference website and there is also the possibility to publish papers presented at the conference within the EuroMemo Group Discussion Paper Series. Please note that there will be a conference fee to cover the cost of the conference (€ 50 standard rate, €20 for students, 80 Euro for participants with institutional support.).

Find more information about the event on the Website or per e-mail.

Application Deadline: 15 June 2022

Call for book chapter contributions "Economic policy in transition economies - an institutional perspective"

About the Book

The main focus of the volume is the process of creating economic policies, which are perceived as the outcome of top-down design, filtered through social institutions inherited from the past. To illustrate the process, the case of Central and East European (CEE) transition economies has been chosen, due to very interesting developments that this particular region went through in past decades: abrupt system transition from command economy and Soviet bloc to capitalism in 1990's, accession to the European Union and the attached globalization, as well as post-GFC structural adjustments. All these circumstances impact the policy choices in diverse socioeconomic areas, such as the recent populist shifts in some of the CEE economies. They may appear as unexpected or chaotic, yet they can also be perceived as embedded in the historical political economies of the region. Thus, the main objective of the monograph is to illustrate the historical and institutional embeddedness of contemporary policy choices in CEE economies, with the highlighted aspects of continuity and change.

An important source of inspiration for the book lies in the thought of Karl Polanyi (Polanyi 1944; Aulenbacher et al. 2019; Blyth 2002; Hann 2019). Here, the socio-economic transformation in CEE countries may be perceived through the lens of requirements of capital accumulation, which leads to inter-related processes of commodification, privatization and alienation. However, expansion of markets and the growing disembeddedness of economy from its social and environmental foundations lead to recurring crises, when diverse social forces of counter-movement gain on significance (Fraser 2017; Kentikelenis 2018).

We invite the Authors of proposed chapters to analyze selected sectors and the respective policies used by national authorities in a chosen CEE transition economy. The analysis of contemporary policies and problems associated with them should be put in institutional and historical contexts, with a focus given to aspects of institutional continuity (path dependence) and change (its mechanisms and actors). We also invite Authors of chapters that would preferably describe the situation in a couple of transition economies, which would set the ground for comparative analyses, as well as enable drawing more universal conclusions.

Editors: Maciej Grodzicki, Anna Zachorowska-Mazurkiewicz, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

Notes for Authors

Authors of the chapters are invited to send an abstract of ca. 500-700 words to anna.zachorowska@uj.edu.pl or maciej.grodzicki@uj.edu.pl by end of May 2022. Further information will be send out to Authors after the acceptance of the abstract. The collected abstracts will form a basis of a book proposal currently submitted to the publishing house.

Application Deadline: May 2022

Celebrating Adam Smith at Journal of the History of Economic Thought (JHET)

2023 marks the 300th anniversary of Adam Smith's birth, and the Journal of the History of Economic Thought (JHET) would like to commemorate the occasion by bringing together a collection of short pieces on favorite Smith quotes. We would like to invite you to write a short piece (up to 1,000 words) telling which is your favorite Smith quote and why. We would like to have pieces on different quotes. Should we receive more than one piece on the same quote, we would select only one to be published.

We would expect to receive the manuscripts by August 15th, to have the time for the production process of the issue that will be published next year.

If you would like to contribute to this celebration, please let us know by email before June 15th. We will then provide further details on how to submit your contribution.

Application Deadline; 15 August 2022.

Dezernat Zukunft's Call for Papers: Waiting for Wages

Dezernat Zukunft has published a call for papers on the question "How will wages develop in Germany in the coming years?". The best submission will be rewarded with 2500€, max. 2500 words (German or English, both possible).

Waiting for Wages: Analysis of Future Wage Developments in Germany

The German labour market has been doing well in recent years: unemployment is at historical lows, employment is high. Even the Covid-induced slump did not deflect Germany from this positive long-term path. Wages, however, are not developing in a way that a favourable overall economic context and high labour demand would suggest. While in general, collective bargaining has recently resulted in higher wage agreements than in the late 1990s, and while nominal and real wages increased faster than the EU27 average, vast differences between economic sectors remain. A look at gross hourly wages reveals a similar picture. Given the favorable labour market situation, the Bundesbank therefore assesses the development of hourly wages agreed through collective bargaining as "moderate" (annual average of 2.4% between 2014 and 2017); the same holds for the effective earnings (2.7% annual average between 2014 and 2017).

In the wake of the Covid crisis, increasing commodity prices and rising inflation, unit labor costs in Germany stagnated in 2021, with real wages declining by 0.1% year-on-year. With the war in Ukraine, fears of rising consumer prices have increased once again, and the impact of refugees on the labour market is so far difficult to predict. All of this will have a lasting impact on the upcoming collective bargaining rounds and wage negotiations as a whole.

Against this backdrop, the question arises: How will wages in Germany develop in the upcoming years?

We are offering a prize of €2,500 for the best answer to this question. The focus of your paper should be on the quantitative analysis of wage indicators and should be presented in a maximum of 2,500 words (excluding data sets & sources, which can be added to the appendix).

Evaluation criteria are:

Consideration should include wage trends for 2022 and 2023, but may go beyond.

The text can be written in German or English. The winning analysis will be published on our website. The deadline for submission is 31/5/2022, 12 p.m. CET. Please send your work in PDF format to info@dezernatzukunft.org (subject: "Call for Papers Wages"). If you have any questions, please contact Pola Schneemelcher (pola.schneemelcher@dezernatzukunft.org). The full call for paper is available in English here.

Submission Deadline: 31 May 2022

History of Economic Thought Society of Australia Conference (Melbourne, September 2022)

21-23 September, 2022 | Melbourne, Australia

The History of Economic Thought Society of Australia (HETSA) announce a call for papers to be presented at the 33 conference which will be held in Melbourne on 21 to 23 of September. The convenor will be Alex Millmow, his email for expressions of interest is here. The venue will be the Monash Conference Centre in the heart of Melbourne. It will be an in-person conference. Registration cost will be $220 (australian) for the two-day conference. It will be preceded by a cocktail evening at a Club nearby. This will be the first HETSA conference in nearly three years given the Covid 19 menance.

For further information please visit the website.

International Conference on "Power and Knowledge from the 18th Century to Today" (Nancy, November 2022)

24-25 November 2022 | University of Lorraine, Nancy, France

Scholars from the University of Lorraine, Université de Strasbourg, Université Lumière Lyon II, Richmond: The American International University in London, UK and University of Hull, UK are organising an international conference on "Power and Knowledge from the 18th Century to Today".

Dating back to the beginnings of Greek democracy and the Platonic conception of the philosopher king, the relations between power and knowledge have recently come back to the fore with the rise of populism or the sanitary crisis. Whether an obstacle to democracy, a means for citizens to control their representatives or a vehicle for regenerating democracy (Mounk, 2018), knowledge now appears, more than ever before, as a constitutive feature of government. This interdisciplinary conference will seek to explore the implications of such relations since the 18 century and to examine to what extent knowledge may establish, legitimize or discredit the forms and figures of political power. Alongside the democratic ideal, the specialisation and secularisation of knowledge during the Enlightenment gave rise to conceptions of a social order based on knowledge, be it Robert Owen’s utopian schemes, Comtean positivism or the clerisy called for by S. T. Coleridge. As mass democracy spurred the growth and influence of political parties, debating societies and think tanks appeared with the aim of influencing political decision-makers as well as public opinion, precipitating reforms and asserting the dominance of thought over action (Stone & Denham, 2004; Landry, 2021). In the liberal and democratic project, education has come to represent a valuable means of promoting citizenship for reformers ranging from philanthropists, socialists and liberals, to philosophical traditions such as British idealism or American pragmatism (Tyler, 2006; Dewey, 1916). On a broader scale, cultural critics or intellectuals have invoked their learning or expertise to purportedly counterbalance institutional power or to exert influence in the public sphere.

That knowledge may imply coercion has been the butt of criticism from multiple traditions. Together with the poststructuralist movement inspired by Michel Foucault or cultural studies, critics of modernity such as Eric Voegelin, hostile to what he deemed a gnostic conception of power, or Carl Schmitt, for whom Hegel’s philosophy implied an “educational dictatorship”, have concurred in their questioning of Enlightenment optimism, dismissing knowledge as a necessary condition for progress and holding it to be the locus of a political struggle.

The debate has been central to the theorization of disciplines, understood as fields of knowledge that presuppose the existence of “disciples” and therefore some form of authority (Moran, 2002). If the specialisation of knowledge seems inevitably linked to the world being perceived as increasingly complex, what are the checks on experts’ judgements? Can a government reliant on specialised knowledge be genuinely democratic? Can philosophy, as Nietzsche would have it, challenge the claims of objectivity and disinterestedness voiced by “we, scholars”? Or should principles and values regulating knowledge and information in the public sphere be formulated to overcome the current “epistemic tribalism” underlying the surge in disinformation and conspiracy theories (Rauch, 2021)?

Knowledge also stands at the intersection of political power, economic and social policies and ideologies. New Labour governments, for instance, claimed to base their agenda on the knowledge economy while fostering a brand of governance dubbed by some as technocratic or managerial (Dillow, 2007 ; Parry & Protherough, 2002). On this view, the crisis of democracy has been assumed to originate in an intellectual elite’s promotion of identities, amounting to « the critical demolition of foundationalism » (Lasch, 1995), or in a system giving birth to « a bloated cognitive class » (Goodhart, 2021). More fundamentally, the Hayekian critique of constructivist rationalism set out in « The Use of Knowledge in Society » (Hayek, 2014) and the Keynesian conception of economic policy (Dow & Hillard, 1995) paved the way for an ongoing debate over the possibility of knowledge serving both social justice and liberty in a democratic regime.

With an interdisciplinary approach, the conference will welcome proposals dealing with the relations between knowledge and power from the 18 century to today: papers can address the history of political and/or economic ideas, intellectual, cultural and political history or political science and sociology.

In-person presentations, in English or in French, will be encouraged but arrangements for remote delivery may be made. A selected number of papers may be published.

Papers may discuss, but are not limited to


Please send proposals in English or in French (300 words maximum) and a short biography to powerandknowledge@scienceconforg by 24th June 2022. You will be notified early July about the committee’s decision.

Submission Deadline: 24 June 2022

International Financial Forum: Call for Papers on “The challenges facing financial markets under the uncertainties of the 21st century" (Grenoble, July 2022)

11-13 July, 2022 | University Grenoble Alpes, Saint Martin-d’Hères Campus

The “New Millennium” began with so much hope for progress on many fronts, such as poverty reduction, food supply, the energy transition to a more sustainable world, and the creation of new modes of inclusion in economic and social development. Financial market reforms, at the heart of our modern economies, have been the “hobbyhorse”, an outpost of the era of liberal organization of economies from the 1980s onwards. A myriad of diverse financial innovations have emerged and spread to all sectors of the economy. The development of financial markets and economic development were seen as two sides of the same coin, the social optimum and prosperity. However, after two decades of great expectations, the New Millennium has proven to be an era of obstacles and constraints that seem to threaten the viability of open and democratic societies. Global systemic financial crises have recurrently erupted in advanced as well as in emerging market economies, development processes have come to an abrupt halt in developing countries under the threat of social, political and military instabilities, geopolitical concerns have swelled notwithstanding numerous international agreements and coordination plans. Old and new risks have (re)emerged and challenged our ability to build a more viable and sustainable planet.

This conference, in the form of an international forum for in-depth discussions, aims to question these different issues with a special focus on financial stability and systemic risks in order to propose new and renewed economic approaches that could offer sustainable solutions to help make the development of our societies more resilient in the face of economic, environmental and social challenges and risks. Innovations in these areas require careful consideration of the complex and interdependent nature of current wealth accumulation regimes and thus respond to the challenges of the millennium.

Papers in the following areas will be particularly appreciated:

The proposals must be submitted in pdf file at: faruk.ulgen@univgrenoble-alpes.fr, according to the following standard plan:

Registration fees and links

Guest speakers:

Submission Deadline: 9 June 2022

Journal for Social Inclusion: Special Issue on "Indigenous Emancipation"

You may be interested in the following joint open access journal issue from Social Inclusion and (In)Justice International on "Indigenous Emancipation: The Fight Against Marginalisation, Criminalisation, and Oppression", (Volume 11, Issue 2) edited by Grace O’Brien, Pey-Chun Pan, and Simon Prideaux as part of the (In)Justice International Collective.

Social Inclusion, peer-reviewed journal indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science; Impact Factor: 1.333) and Scopus (CiteScore: 2.4), welcomes new and exciting research papers for its upcoming issue "Indigenous Emancipation: The Fight Against Marginalisation, Criminalisation, and Oppression," edited by Grace O’Brien (Queensland University of Technology), Pey-Chun Pan (National Pingtung University of Science and Technology), and Simon Prideaux ((In)Justice International) as part of the (In)Justice International Collective.

This call for papers is asking for transnational and transdisciplinary studies/expressions of lived experiences facing Indigenous peoples across the globe. Accounts may range from the results of deforestation, (environmental) destruction, and denial of “homelands,” renouncement of human rights, neoliberal exploitation, or indiscriminate impoverishment. Similarly, analysis of the social harms caused by discriminatory incarceration of Indigenous peoples, prejudicial attitudes toward Indigenous women, lack of care or respect for disabled Indigenous people, access to healthcare, and/or the inequity levelled against Indigenous LGBTI+ groups/individuals are also welcome.

Instructions for Authors

This thematic issue is the result of Social Inclusion’s partnership with research network (In)Justice International, who is also available to cover open access publication costs on a case-by-case basis. To know if you are eligible to have the APC covered by the network, please contact Simon Prideaux (simon.injusticeintl@gmail.com) directly. Corresponding authors affiliated with our institutional members do not incur this fee. Authors interested in submitting a paper for this issue are asked to consult the journal's instructions for authors and submit their abstracts (maximum of 250 words, with a tentative title) through the abstracts system (here).

Authors interested in submitting a paper for this issue are encouraged to visit the official website.

Submission Deadline: 15 June 2022

Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination: Special Issue on "Applications of Complexity for resilient organizations, management and innovation systems"

The Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination is planing a special issue on

"Applications of Complexity for resilient organizations, management and innovation systems"

Complexity is receiving increasing attention both from the scientific literature and practitioners in economics, finance and management as it is increasingly recognized as a fundamental aspect of nowadays economies, markets, and organizations. In particular, referring to the last period, characterized by the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its ineluctability, a complex approach, able to deal with uncertainty and resilience, can be very useful to support the decision- making processes of governments, policy makers, managers, companies, and organizations.

Finding new approaches and solutions to change mindset and rethink organizations, man- agement and innovation systems to be resilient has become the new imperative in management research. In this regard, complexity principles demonstrated being particularly effective as a refer- ence to understand and face the current competitive, economic, environmental and social dynamics affecting nowadays businesses. Complex systems composed of interdependent agents can be found everywhere on multiple scales, from the micro level, involving firms, work teams, and individuals to the macro level, including industries, markets, and countries. They are characterized by differ- ent dimensions of complexity, such as diversity and heterogeneity of agents, networks linking the agents, imperfect/ambiguity of available information and environmental dynamics.

The study of complexity in modern organizations requires dynamic and systemic approaches. They allows one to model complex system behaviors, reproducing the internal dynamics of the whole system from the bottom, focusing on its micro elements such as the agents, their attributes, actions and goals, and the network structure (and type of relationships) that connects them. In this regard, methodologies based on agent-based modeling, networks, system dynamics, evolutionary game theory, percolation theory are very suitable. In addition, the recent advent and spread of the availability of new technologies for massive data collection offers new opportunity to scholars. They permit to measure and evaluate complex system dynamics through data-driven methodologies. By providing automatic and more objective measurements of individual, team and firm behaviors, these tools can efficiently collect a large amount of data in real time - increasing the data richness, quality, and reliability.

The special issue aims at attracting high-quality contributions that make use of these ap- proaches and address the issue of complexity in organizations, management and innovation systems. Papers that adopt innovative theoretical and empirical methodologies are particularly appreciated. We invite researches aimed at investigating the drivers of complexity in organizations, manage- ment systems, and value chains (and business ecosystems) in different business sectors. Papers analyzing the relationship between complexity and resilience are particularly welcome, to elucidate how organizations can foster their resilience in the current competitive scenario.

Exemplary research questions

Guest editors

Deadline for Submission: 30 November 2022

Marxism 21: Special issue on ​"Recent Developments in Marxian Value Theory"

MARXISM 21, founded in 2004, is a bi-lingual (Korean and English), quarterly academic journal specialized in Marxist studies. MARXISM 21 invites submissions for a special issue on "Recent Developments in Marxian Value Theory". Contributions are invited on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

Contributors are invited to submit a short abstract (max. 200 words) outlining the key arguments of their prospective paper to Hyun Woong Park at email by July 31, 2022. Final papers (max. 12,000 words length) will be expected to be submitted by November 30, 2022 and the journal will be published on February 20, 2023.

Marxism 21 editor Seongjin Jeong & 2023 Spring special issue guest editor Hyun Woong Park.

Please find more information here.

Application Deadline: 31 July 2022

Second Young Scholars Conference on Structural Change and Industrial Policy in Africa (online, June 2022)

21-22 June 2022 | online

The Young Scholar Initiative and the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development at the University of Johannesburg organise the Virtual Second Young Scholars Conference on Structural Change and Industrial Policy in Africa (coordinators: Prof Fiona Tregenna, University of Johannesburg and Dr Richard Itaman, University of Cambridge).

The economic structures of many African countries remain largely commodity based, without successful industrialisation. As a result, African countries continue to record significant balance of payment deficits as they import manufactured consumer and capital goods. The 2008 global financial crisis, and more recently the global economic downturn associated with COVID-19, revealed the consequences for these commodity dependent countries. The push towards greater regional integration through the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has brought to the fore the need to strengthen productive capabilities and to advance industrialisation in African countries to maximise the benefits of trade. There has been growing emphasis on industrial policy in many African countries in recent years, yet uneven implementation and outcomes. There are important knowledge gaps around various dimensions of structural change and industrial development in Africa, making research in this field especially important.

Following the success of the inaugural conference in 2021, the Second Young Scholars Conference on Structural Change and Industrial Policy in Africa invites papers from young scholars whose work engages with these themes. We especially encourage research that takes a pluralist perspective. The purpose of this conference is to contribute to scholarship on structural change and industrial development and policy in Africa, specifically among young scholars.

Most of the conference will proceed in parallel thematic sessions. Senior international scholars will act as discussants to provide feedback on presented papers. The conference will be held virtually, and attendance is free and open to the public, especially young scholars. Certificates confirming presenters’ participation will be provided on request.

We hope to compile selected papers from the conference into a proposal for a journal special issue. Applicants indicate their interest on the submission page.

Submission requirements

Presentation at the conference is open to students, postdocs and early career researchers. Submissions are invited around the broad themes of structural change, industrial development and industrial policy in Africa. Studies with a sub-national, national or supra-national focus are all welcome.

Topics could include, but are not limited to, the following:

As part of the submission, extended abstracts of 600-800 words are required. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 17 May 2022. Submissions can be uploaded here. For queries or technical assistance, please contact Mrs. Koketso Manyane-Dlangamandla (email: sarchiid@uj.ac.za).


This year, we will be recognising outstanding papers with awards for the Best Paper ($750) and Runner-up Best Paper ($250). To be eligible, submissions need to be accepted and presented at the conference, and full papers need to be submitted to sarchiid@uj.ac.za by 25 May 2022. These awards are at the discretion of the selection committee and decisions of the selection committee are final.

Submission Deadline (extended): 17 May 2022

WINIR 2022 Virtual Conference on "Polycentric Governance & the Challenges of the 21st Century" (Online, September 2022)

6-9 Sept 2022 | Online

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:

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. If you want to Submit an individual abstract or Propose a 3- or 4-paper session please follow the links.

Please note the following important dates:

For more information visit website.

Application Deadline: 10 May 2022

Call for Participants

SASE Panel on "Fractious Feminisms and Feminist Solidarities" (online, May 2022)

17 May 2022 | online

Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) is organising a Panel on "Fractious Feminisms and Feminist Solidarities". Leading feminist scholars share their insights into how feminisms, in their diversity, shed new light on economics and political economy.

This panel brings together leading feminist scholars and researchers to share their insights into how feminisms, in their diversity, shed new light on economics and political economy. If malestream traditions dismiss feminists as fractious—as "making trouble and complaining"—this panel asserts the usefulness of feminisms for troubling problematic assumptions and critiquing absences within dominant traditions of economics and political economy. Indeed, given significant income and wealth inequities, global conflicts and climate change, feminisms and feminist solidarities are more necessary than ever before. This panel opens up critical conversations about reimagining economics and political economies in ways that foreground feminist responses to the major concerns of our times.


For more information and Register visit the website here.

Application Deadline: 16 May 2022

11th Post-Keynesian Economics Summer School (University of Greenwich, June 2022)

22-24 June 2022 | University of Greenwich, London

This three-day summer school introduces Post Keynesian Economics as an alternative to mainstream neoclassical economic theory and neoliberal economic policy. Key assumptions in Post Keynesian Economics are that individuals face fundamental uncertainty about the future; there is a central role for ‘animal spirits’ in the determination of investment decisions; inflation is the result of unresolved distributional conflicts; money is an endogenous creation of the private banking system; unemployment is determined by effective demand on the goods markets; financial markets are prone to periodic boom-bust cycles.

Post Keynesian theory is part of a broader Political Economy approach which highlights the social conflict and power relations between classes such as labour, capital and finance and social groups stratified along the lines of gender and ethnicity. Economic analysis should thus be rooted in a historic and institutional setting.

You can find the full program and the information for registration here.

Submission Deadline: 15 June 2022

2nd International Workshop of the Structuralist Development Macroeconomics (Online, June 2022)

8-10 June 2022 | Online

Structural Development Macroeconomics can be understood as an approach to the deep determinants of economic development in which the macroeconomic policy regime has a crucial role in explaining international growth rate differences, notably among middle-income countries. It strongly relies on a multidisciplinary but rigorous assessment of the subject that combines some of the main elements of classical development and demand-led growth theories. The idea is to provide a somehow unifying view of development processes from a macro and dynamic perspective.

Recently, economic theory has witnessed an important shift in its methodology due to the challenges presented in the aftermath of the Great financial crisis and the need to design sustainable development strategies to fight climate change. Certainly, Structural Development Macroeconomics can provide substantial advancements in understanding the world and facing such troubles. However, the task in front of us requires an interdisciplinary approach. Therefore, it should lead to a cross-fertilisation of fields, tools, and narratives.

Main Topics of the Workshop

Application procedure:

Participants should send an expanded Abstract of 1000 words or less (clearly identifying the question or issue you will address in the paper and explaing the approach you will use to address the issue of interest). Send this extended abstract as a PDF file to sdmrgworkshop2022@gmail.com.

Please find more information on the official website.

Application Deadlines:

3rd ISEE Doing Ecological Economics seminar (Online, May 2022)

11 May 2022 | Online

On May 11 at 16:00 CET it's time for the 3rd session of ISEE's Doing Ecological Economics webinar series!

This webinar will explore to what extent ecological economics principles are currently integrated into carbon policies and management, and in particular how the design of mechanisms, such as carbon pricing and taxing, can draw on these principles. The webinar will discuss distributional and implementation challenges and how carbon policies can be designed to avoid disproportionate impacts across society.

Paula Novo (Leeds U.) will moderate a debate around this subject between Sadhbh Sheeran (Assistant Consultant on the Carbon and Climate Change team at Arup Ireland), Brian Oronoz (Carbon Market Coordinator at Plan Vivo Foundation) and Magnus Merkle (PhD candidate at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences)

The interactive youtube discussion will happen here: Thinking about carbon policies and management - YouTube

4th Webinar “Institutional and Organizational Economics” (Barcelona, June 2022)

2 June 2022 (from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm CEST) | Barcelona School of Economics, Spain

The Grenoble Applied Economics Lab (GAEL), the Grenoble Economic Research Center (CREG) and the Research Institute for the Political Economy of the Firm (IREPE), in partnership with the Grenoble Doctoral School of Economics (EDSE), invite you to the fourth Webinar Institutional and Organizational Economics on "Managerial Leadership, Truth-Telling and Efficient Coordination" with Jordi Brandts.

We study the MS game, a novel coordination game played between a manager and two subordinates. Unlike commonly studied coordination games, the MS game stresses asymmetric payoffs(subordinates have opposing preferences over outcomes) and asymmetric information (subordinates are better informed than managers). Efficient coordination requires coordinating subordinates’ actions and utilizing their private information. We vary how subordinates’ actions are chosen (managerial control versus delegation), the mode of communication (none, structured communication, or free-form chat), and the channels of communication (i.e. who can communicate with each other). Achieving coordination per se is not challenging, but total surplus only surpasses the safe outcome when managerial control is combined with three-way free-form chat. Unlike weak-link games, advice from managers to subordinates does not increase total surplus. The combination of managerial control and free-form chat works because under these conditions subordinates rarely lie about their private information. Our results suggest that common findings from the experimental literature on lying are not robust to changes in the mode of communication.

Jordi Brandts is a research Professor at IAE-CSIC and BSE Research Professor. He is also a Research Fellow of CESifo. His research is experimental in areas such as the study of cooperation, organizational economics, industrial organizational and market analysis, conflict and the effects of communication on strategic interaction. From 2008-2013 he held the Serra-Ramoneda/Catalunya Caixa Chair at the Department of Business at UAB. From 2007-2011 he was Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Economics. He currently serves as Advisory Editor for Games and Economic Behavior, Associate Editor of Review of Economic Design, and Senior Editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance. He is also European Vice-President of the Economic Science Association.

Please register online for this event.

Contested Markets Conference (Paris, June 2022)

3-4 June 2022 | Panthéon Centre, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonnem Paris, France

Conference Theme: "Contested Markets: Theories and Controversies"

This conference brings together diverse researchers working on the appropriate boundaries of markets with the aim of identifying commodification studies as an independent and crucial field of multidisciplinary research unto itself. The contributions will furnish the content of the Routledge Handbook of Commodification edited by Elodie Bertrand and Vida Panitch, to be published in 2023.

Organizers: Elodie Bertrand and Vida Panitch, with Cléo Salion-Girault and Pierre Januard (Contact: marina.krivitzky@univ-paris1.fr), with the support of: University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, CNRS, LabeX Dynamite, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


Friday June 3
9:00 am Welcome coffee
9:15 am Introductory remarks - Elodie Bertrand & Vida Panitch
9:30 am Session 1: Commodification theory 1 – Chair: Philippe Steiner
● Classical pro-market arguments – Alain Marciano & Marie Daou
● Classical anti-commodification arguments – Nicolas Postel & Richard Sobel
● Commodification, money, and income – Nigel Dodd
11:00 am Coffee break
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Session 2: Commodification theory 2 – Chair: Marie Garrau
● Anti-commodification theory 1: Market failures – Elodie Bertrand
● Anti-commodification theory 2: Corruption and Inequality – Vida Panitch
● Democratic goods – Margaret Jane Radin
Next sessions in Room 1 (Aile Soufflot, stair M)
2:30 pm Session 3: Contested commodities in historical context – Chair: Isabelle Aubert
● Land – Pierre Crétois
● Usury and simony – André Lapidus & Pierre Januard
● Gambling games – Marie Trespeuch
4:00 pm Coffee break
4:30-6:00 pm Session 4: The natural world as contested commodity 1 – Chair: Mathilde Maurel
● Ecosystemic ‘services’ – Julia Martin Ortega et al.
● Seeds – Christine Noiville, Fabien Girard & Christine Frison
● Emission trading – Nathalie Berta

Saturday June 4, Room 1 (Aile Soufflot, stair M)
9:00 am Coffee
9:30 am Session 5: The natural world as contested commodity 2 – Chair: Emmanuel Picavet
● Parks and forests – Catherine Larrère
● Natural capital and biodiversity – John O’Neill
● Water – Adrian Walsh
11:00 am Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 am Session 6: Contested commodities and the state 1 – Chair: TBD
● Health care – Chad Horne
● Education – Harry Brighouse
2:00 pm Session 7: Contested commodities and the state 2 – Chair: Aksel Sterri
● Security and prisons – Jonathan Peterson
● Cultural goods and cultural appropriation – Michael Kessler
3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:15 pm Session 8: Contested commodities and the body 1 – Chair: TBD
● Plasma – Peter Jaworski
● Organs – James Stacey Taylor
4:15 pm Coffee break
4:30 pm Session 9: Contested commodities and the body 2 – Chair: Sandra Laugier
● Gametes – Kimberley Krawiec
● Surrogacy – Stephen Wilkinson
5:30 pm Coffee break
6:00-7:15 pm Keynote: concluding remarks by Philippe Steiner – Chair: Elodie Bertrand and Vida Panitch

The Registration for this event is free but mandatory. Please register online. UpToDate information is available here.

Registration Deadline: 25 May 2022

HYPE webinar series on "The urgent need to build a new world order - a new international financial architecture - to tackle climate breakdown" (Online, May 2022)

11 May 2022 | Online

Title: "The urgent need to build a new world order - a new international financial architecture - to tackle climate breakdown" presented by Ann Pettifor organized by the HYPE webinar series.

Short abstract

Global disorder, including climate disorder, is the main outcome of an international financial system designed to put capital markets in the 'driving seat' of the global economy. It is time to build a new world order. We know it is possible because it has been done before. In this contribution, Ann Pettifor will explore how this can be achieved.


Ann Pettifor is best known for predicting the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-9 with her book: The Coming First World Debt Crisis (Palgrave, 2006). In 2019 she wrote The Case for The Green New Deal. In January 2022 the Scottish government appointed her to its Just Transition Commission. In 2020 she became chair of the board of directors of A-Deus, an innovative, community-based clean energy company, based in Edinburgh whose aim is to deliver clean energy in Africa and elsewhere.

For more info and to register please contact: hype@open.ac.uk

Please find more information here.

Political Economy of the European Peripheries Summer School (Portugal, July 2022)

3-7 July, 2022 | Alentejo, Portugal

The Portuguese Association for Political Economy organizes its first Summer School: The Political Economy of the European Peripheries Summer School 2022 - Varieties of Peripheralization.

​The Political Economy of the European Peripheries Summer School 2022 - Varieties of Peripheralization aims to assess and discuss the variegated dynamics of peripheralization, which are being shaped and reshaped by processes of global and regional integration, of structural transformation and of imbalances, viz-à-viz the center. Theoretically, it will revisit and combine hitherto unconnected strands of the relevant literature, mobilizing concepts like core, periphery and semi-periphery, structural transformation or cumulative causation, recognizing the asymmetric configuration of the European integration process or the uneven and dependent trajectories of development, and the renewed interest in industrial policy and the state’s role, which was magnified by ongoing crises.

Methodologically, it will embrace conceptual elaboration, probing and expanding the concept of periphery and peripheralization, research-oriented lectures and problem-based explorations. Lectures provide fundamental theoretical content; the laboratory component contextualizes the applicability and the limits of the theoretical concepts, revising them in an open-ended process, challenging the students with problematic situations, case-studies inquiry and critical assessment of public responses on a group work basis. Sessions devote to discussion of research projects will encourage students to present their on-going research and receive feedback from specialists and other participants. The reading materials will be previously delivered to the students.

The Political Economy of the European Peripheries Summer School 2022 - Varieties of Peripheralization is aimed at Master and PhD students, or young researchers in an early stage of their careers. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with leading scholars and peers, through work and discussion in groups, and to present and discuss their own research and their research papers. Informal moments of conversation will be promoted. The working language of the Summer School is English.

The Summer School promotes reflection on the variegated dynamics of peripheralization with a group of national and international scientists in an interdisciplinary perspective, developing a close relationship between science, society and culture. The Summer School, taking place in Avis, includes some of its activities in articulation with non-academic speakers, institutional actors of the territory and artists.

For further information please see here.

Application Deadlines:

Progressive Economics 2022 (London, 11 June 2022)

11 June 2022 | London

Progressive Economics 2022 is a one-day conference of transformative economic thinking. In a world battered by crises, facing environmental collapse, leading thinkers from across the progressive economics movement will present the arguments and the solutions we need to build a radically better economy.

The conference will be packed with sessions ranging from "The End of Economic Growth?" to "Beyond the Green New Deal", "Workers and the Crisis" and "Political Economy of Ukraine".

Featured speakers include Anne Pettifor, Guy Standing, Grace Blakeley, Ozlem Onaran, Gargi Bhattacharryya, Kate Pickett, Ed Miliband, Nadia Whittome, Gary Stevenson, Jamie Driscoll, Yuliya Yurchenko, James Meadway and many more.

Date and time Sat, 11 June 2022, 09:30 – 18:00 BST
Location University of Greenwich, London, SE10 9LS

Please register at Eventbrite.

SMEIE - First Edition Summer Module on Economics and Institutions in Europe (Trento, September 2022)

12-16 September 2022 | Trento, Italy

The first edition of Summer Module on Economics and Institutions in Europe (2022-2024) will take place in Trento, Italy in September 2022 under the theme "European Integration and the Variety of Capitalism Paradigm".

SMEIE, Summer Modules in Economics and Institutions, is a three-years initiative of the research group "Economics and Institutions in Europe", of the Department of Economics and Management (DEM) of the University of Trento. The initiative is funded by the European Commission (European Education and Culture Executive Agency) Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Action, jointly with the Trento Jean Monnet Centre and DEM.

SMEIE aims at becoming an international reference point for scholars, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers focused on the thematic innovation of variety as a factor of greater strength in the European integration process, with a view to:

The Summer Module has an international dimension and includes multiple activities: keynote lectures, lectures, panel sessions, group activities. Specific themes covered by the Summer Module 2022:

  1. Frontiers of comparative and institutional economics
  2. Comparing economic structures and models across Europe
  3. Applied methods for comparative studies
  4. European integration and varieties of national models
  5. Institutional design of European integration

Keynote speakers

Guest lecturers

Admission requirements

applicants should be regularly enrolled in a PhD programme or be young post-doc researchers. Applicants are required to upload their updated CV, a research synopsis (up to 500 words) presenting and motivating the research agenda they intend to work on and present while attending the Summer School. The Applicant should also clarify how the research agenda is linked with the theme of the Summer Module.

Costs: there are no fees connected to the application to SMEIE.

All-inclusive accommodation: The selected students will be hosted free of charge in the venue of the Summer Module, Villa s. Ignazio (Trento, Italy), inclusive of accommodation in a double room, and three meals per day.

Travel: The selected students will have to organize the trip to and from Trento and pay the travel costs by their own. We invite the applicant to book the trip only after the Organizers communicated the official confirmation of admission.

Application procedure

Please click on this link to apply for the Summer Module. Italian residents can access with a @unitn.it account, SPID or CIE. Applicants without a @unitn.it account can create an account by following the registration procedure as explained at the above link.

The Organizers will provide all admitted Candidates with an official participation certificate at the end of the Summer Module. The scientific committee of the Summer Module will select up to 15 PhD students or young post-doc researchers. Scientific Committee: Roberto Tamborini (Summer Module coordinator), Sara Casagrande, Bruno Dallago, Lucio Gobbi, Klaudijo Klaser, Maria Luigia Segnana, Ermanno Tortia, Nadia von Jacobi. For any enquiry on the Summer Module please contact: roberto.tamborini@unitn.it

Application Deadline: 20 May 2022

Summer School in Network and Data Science (London, June 2022)

20-25 June 2022 | University of Greenwich, London

The NUSC Summer School provides opportunities for those both new to network and data science and those who wish to consolidate or expand existing knowledge in the field. Three distinct courses offer an introduction to social network analysis, a workshop on social media and text-mining with R, and an introduction to relational event modelling. The courses will be provided in an in-person, campus environment, in the iconic UNESCO world heritage site of the University of Greenwich, in London.

The courses are aimed to equip postgraduate students, researchers and social science practitioners with skills to apply in practical projects. This is an in-person event only.


The workshop is targeted at participants interested in statistical modeling of networks based on relational event data. Participation to the workshop does not assume any particular prior knowledge or experience with statistical models for social networks. Participants are invited to informally share their own research questions, which may possibly be addressed by a REM analysis, prior to or during the workshop.

For further information please see here.

Submission Deadline: 21 May 2022

Conference Papers, Reports, and Podcasts

Cultures of Expertise in Economics: In Conversation with Dr. Danielle Guizzo

On this week’s episode of the Governance Podcast, our Director Mark Pennington interviews Dr. Danielle Guizzo from University of Bristol. This episode is titled “Cultures of Expertise in Economics”. This episode explores the way in which the discipline of Economics has evolved over the years, the way economists achieved their status as scientific experts, and how pluralism and diversity may be promoted within the wider discipline.

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Dr. Danielle Guizzo is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Bristol. Her research expertise is on the History of Economics, Political Economy and Economics Education. She is currently working on topics such as the intellectual communities in economics and the sociology of the economics discipline, educational policy and economics education, the history of policymaking and economic expertise, and diversity and decolonisation in economics.

She is also a co-founder and steering group member of of D-Econ (Diversifying and Decolonising Economics), and an affiliate researcher at Autonomy.

SDMRG Webinar with Professor Amitava Dutt

In 29 of April 2022, the SDMRG made a webinar with Professor Amitava Dutt on the theme of "Varieties of Structucturalist Develoment Macroeconomics". Comments are made by Gabriel Porcile (ECLAC) and Kerssia Kamenach (Corecon/GO).

The link for the webinar is (587) Varieties of Structuralist Development Macroeconomics: an Evaluation.

Job Postings


Job title: Economist

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation comprised of 37 member countries, that works to build better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work on establishing evidence-based international standards, and finding solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. From improving economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion, we provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and international standard-setting.

The Economics Department (ECO) aims at enhancing economic performance in Member and non-Member countries through sound and innovative policy advice with a view to seeking an inclusive and durable increase in living standards. It deals with a wide array of policy areas combining macro-economic management, with a strong emphasis on structural policy issues to address policy objectives covering material well-being, social concerns and green aspirations. Its policy advice is derived from a variety of sources such as country surveillance, cross-country benchmarking and evidence derived from empirical research. Much of the Department’s policy analysis and advice is provided as input to committee-based peer review and multilateral surveillance processes and contributes to the overall OECD mission.

ECO currently employs approximately 170 staff members who support work across a broad range of economic policy areas to ensure impact of the OECD economic policy work in the international governance architecture. The Department interacts closely with other OECD Directorates, as well as with academic, civil, and business organisations.

The Economics Department is launching a recruitment campaign for Economists to identify candidates for ongoing needs in the Department. Several positions will be opened with a focus varying from structural and macroeconomic projects of a cross-country nature to country analysis. The work entails economic and econometric analyses and drafting papers on diverse policy issues arising in fields covered by the Economics Department.The selected candidate will work under the supervision of a Head of Division and/or a Senior Economist. S/he will be expected to interact with a broad array of stakeholders, including governments, non-governmental organisations, other international organisations and academics and of course other OECD Directorates.

Main Responsibilities

Analysis, forecasting and drafting

Liaison, Dissemination and Representation

Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background

Professional Background


Core Competencies

Please refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.

Contract Duration

One to three year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

Selection process

For retained candidates, written tests are foreseen during June and possibly in September for a second round. Panel interviews are planned for July and possibly in September for a second round.

This position is twin graded A2/A3. Appointment will be based on the candidate’s level of experience and demonstrated ability to perform the functions at the expected level. Please note the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant. The successful candidates will be placed in a pool of candidates and will be considered for employment for a period of up to two years. The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of OECD member countries, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities. The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal.

For more information please visit the official website.

Application Deadline: 11 May 2022

Sheffield University, UK

Sheffield University Management School (SUMS) has advertised four vacancies (one chair, two senior lecturer positions and a lectureship) in the area of Work and Employment. The vacancies represent a substantial investment in SUMS' Centre for Decent Work (CDW) and the successful applicants will help build upon the strong achievements of CDW in relation to research, knowledge exchange and research impact. Further information can be found at:

For informal enquiries about any of these vacancies, please contact Professor Jason Heyes (j.heyes@sheffield.ac.uk) or Professor Paul Latreille (p.latreille@sheffield.ac.uk).

Application Deadline: 26 May 2022

The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Netherlands

Job title: 2 Assistant Professors

The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) seeks to appoint two Assistant Professors:

1. in Social Policy and Development

The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor with a proven track record in the field of Social Policy and Development.

Preferably, the successful candidate will have a focus on Generation in their work. This preferred focus extends, for instance, to analyzing

2. in Policy and Project Evaluation

The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in Policy and Project Evaluation.

We envisage hiring a critically minded, broadly trained candidate with an interdisciplinary background and practical expertise in evaluation of policies, programmes, projects and actions in developing areas.

The position requires proven experience with and exposure to the interactions of actors who plan, design, implement and evaluate policy interventions. Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies is expected.

Expertise in topics such as street-level bureaucracy, corruption, evaluation practices under limited budgets and in situations of divergent interests is desirable. Scholars from disciplines such as management, public policy, public administration, development economics, or politics are welcome to apply.

These vacancies are for tenure track positions and would best suit early career academics. Please find more information on the official website.

Application Deadline: 20 May 2022

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG), Germany

Job title: Senior Researcher Position in Wealth Research

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne is seeking a Senior Researcher in the Field of Wealth Research for a research project led by Professor Dr. Jens Beckert. The position is available from August 1, 2022 or by agreement, at the latest by October 1, 2022. It is available for an initial three-year period with the possibility of a further three years following successful evaluation.

Applicants are required to have a doctoral degree in sociology, political science, or economics, and a publication record appropriate to their career stage. Expertise in qualitative or quantitative research methods is also essential, as is an excellent command of German and English.

The position is available for an initial three-year period, with the possibility of a further three years following successful evaluation. Pay and benefits are based on the German public sector pay agreement (TVöD EG 13; EG 14 after evaluation). The successful applicant will have the opportunity to pursue a habilitation and to teach at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (imprs.mpifg.de).

The MPIfG conducts basic research on the governance of modern societies. It aims to develop an empirically based theory of the social and political foundations of modern economies by investigating the interrelation between social, economic, and political action. Building on the disciplinary traditions of sociology and political science, the Institute’s research program aims to combine and develop the approaches of new economic sociology and comparative and international political economy. The Institute offers an attractive international research environment.

Application Procedure

We look forward to receiving your application in German or English (CV, copies of certificates, list of publications, a selected journal article, project proposal of 2-4 pages, names and addresses of two referees) as one PDF document. Applications can only be submitted via our online application tool. The Max Planck Society advocates diversity and equality. In particular we welcome applications from women and applicants with severe disabilities. The deadline for applications is May 23, 2022.

More information about the project is available here.

Application Deadline: 23 May 2022

UWE Bristol, UK

Job title: TSU Research Assistant – Social Costs Valuation

We are looking for heterodox or pluralist economist with interest in social ecological economics, who will do research on the Heterodox Theory of Social Costs, including comparative literature review on theory, concepts, models, and empirical research employing these frameworks. As part of this exciting opportunity you will join UWE as a Temporary Research Assistant for Social Costs Valuation which with the Sustainable Economy Research Group (SERG), based in the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL).

SERG brings together experts who are researching aspects of sustainable economy from across faculties, working on national and international initiatives.

This is a short term, temporary post (20 working days) to occur in June and/or July. The post can be tailored to occur part time or full time for suitable applicants. Please note all work will need to be completed before the end of July.

What will I be doing?

This role will be working within a Research Team including PI and Co-I staff in FBL collaboratively addressing aspects of ex ante social (opportunity) cost accounting.

About you

Please find information in th next link.

Application Deadline: 20 May 2022


GAIA Masters Student Paper Award 2023: Call for Submissions

The international journal GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society invites Masters students to participate in the 2023 GAIA Masters Student Paper Award. Masters students are encouraged to submit their results from research-based courses / Masters theses in transdisciplinary environmental and sustainability science. The winner will be granted a prize money of EUR 1,500 endowed by the Selbach Environmental Foundation and the Dialogik gGmbH as well as a free one-year subscription to GAIA, including free online access.

GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society is an inter- and transdisciplinary journal for scientists and other interested parties concerned with the causes and analyses of environmental and sustainability problems and their solutions.

Submission Guidelines and more Information is available on the official website.

Submission Deadline: 28 November 2022

Pierangelo Garegnani Thesis Prize 2022: Call for submissions

The Centro di Ricerche e Documentazione “Piero Sraffa”, in accordance with the wishes of the family and with its financial support, establishes for the ninth year a Prize in memory of Pierangelo Garegnani of the amount of € 3,000 (before tax), aimed at young scholars who are engaged or plan to engage in research in economic analysis along the lines of the work of Pierangelo Garegnani.

The Prize is awarded to researchers in the field of Economics who are attending a PhD course, or have defended since 2017 their PhD thesis, in Italian or foreign Universities. The applications must be submitted no later than July 30, 2022 by electronic mail to: centro.sraffa@uniroma3.it

The application must be accompanied by the following documents:

The application and the attached documents must be written either in English or in Italian. If the language of the doctoral or graduate thesis is neither of them, an outline (6,000-9,000 words) of the thesis in English or Italian must be attached to the application. The applications will be evaluated by a Committee of three members, appointed jointly by the Board of Directors of Centro Sraffa and the family of Pierangelo Garegnani. The members of the Committee will be preferably chosen among scholars belonging to academic institutions in which Pierangelo Garegnani carried out his research and teaching activities.

Submission Deadline: 30 July 2022

Thandika Mkandawire Prize: Call for submissions

Thandika Mkandawire Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in African Political Economy and Economic Development and Prize for Young Scholars

The African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (Aporde) and the DSI/NRF South African Research Chair in Industrial Development (SARChI Industrial Development) are delighted to announce the second Thandika Mkandawire Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in African Political Economy and Economic Development. This prize is to be awarded annually to recognise outstanding research papers of the highest quality by African scholars. A second award, the Thandika Mkandawire Prize for Young Scholars in African Political Economy and Economic Development, is specifically for young researchers.

The awards

Thandika Mkandawire Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in African Political Economy and Economic Development

Thandika Mkandawire Prize for Young Scholars in African Political Economy and Economic Development

The winners will be announced by August. The decisions of the selection committees are final and no correspondence will be entered into. The selection committees reserve the right not to make awards.


  1. Authors must be citizens of an African country.
  2. Submissions can only be entered for one of the two awards.
  3. For the Young Scholars award, applicants must be under 40 years of age as of 22 May 2022.
  4. Submissions may be co-authored, with no more than two authors in total. In the case of co-authored submissions, both authors must meet the citizenship eligibility criterion, and the age criterion in the case of the Young Scholars award.
  5. The research may be published or unpublished. If already published, it should not have been published before 2021.
  6. All submissions should be between 8-9 000 words in total, inclusive of all references, footnotes/endnotes, abstract, tables and figures, and appendices.
  7. Papers may be from any relevant disciplinary background and may use any methodological approach.

Submissions must include the following:

  1. Original research paper, in word format, without any identifying information (such as names of authors or acknowledgments), with word length strictly as per the above and with an abstract.
  2. A signed cover page stating: (1) the title of the paper; (2) names and contact details of author/s; (3) abstract; (4) acknowledgments; (5) total word length; (6) an indication of which award the submission is for (submissions can only be entered for one award); (7) a declaration that the paper is an original piece of research; and (8) details of publication in cases where papers have already been published. The cover page should be signed by both authors in the case of co-authored submissions.
  3. Short CVs of all authors.
  4. Copy of passport or national identity document for each author.

Submissions must strictly comply with the above and should be sent to sarchiid@uj.ac.za by the closing date of 22 May 2022. No late, incomplete or non-compliant applications will be considered.

Thandika Mkandawire

Thandika Mkandawire (1940-2020) was a Malawian political economist who made fundamental contributions to thinking around African economic development. He held various positions, including as Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and Executive Secretary of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). At the time of his passing, he held a Chair at the London School of Economics, having previously been a professor at universities in Zimbabwe and Sweden. He passed away in Sweden, where he had lived for many years.

Submission Deadline: 22 May 2022


Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 42 (2)

Manmohan Agarwal, T. R. Vandana: Exchange rate crises in Latin America, East Asia and Russia

Luiz Augusto E. Faria: A bússola e o pêndulo: desenvolvimento e inserção internacional do Brasil

Emiliano Libman: Is Inflation Targeting destabilizing? Lessons from Latin America

Mário Palmério Douglas Dias Braz, Fabio Bittes Terra: On the semantic and methodological dimensions of equilibrium in economics

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Oscar Ugarteche, Carlos De León: China and the change of the energy matrix in Latin America: a global political economy approach

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Pablo Paniagua: Elinor Ostrom and public health

Sean Field: Carbon capital: The lexicon and allegories of US hydrocarbon finance

Kaner Atakan Turker: Post-capitalist marketization in Northern Kurdistan

Anitra Baliga & Liza Weinstein: Grounding urban production: Resident claims-making as financialization in Mumbai’s ‘slum’ lands

Andrew Clarke & Cameron Parsell: Resurgent charity and the neoliberalizing social

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Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review 19 (1)

Blair Fix: Economic development and the death of the free market

Theodore Mariolis, Despoina Kesperi: Demand multipliers and technical performance of a Southern Eurozone economy in hard times: Kalman–Leontief–Sraffa evidence from the Greek economy, 2010–2014

Pompeo Della Posta, Mario Morroni: The credibility of monetary policy and the fiscal response to the pandemic in the Eurozone

Satoshi Takahashi, Yoichi Izunaga, Naoki Watanabe: An experimental study of VCG mechanism for multi-unit auctions: competing with machine bidders

Ichiro Watanabe, Soichiro Takagi: NK model-based analysis of technological trajectories: a study on the technological field of computer graphic processing systems

Mohammed Seid Hussen, Murat Çokgezen: The institution-growth nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa: new evidence from heterogeneous panel causality approach

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Tamotsu Nakamura: Stone–Geary type preferences and the long-run labor supply

Takuma Kunieda, Masashi Takahashi: Inequality and institutional quality in a growth model

Forum for Social Economics 51 (2)

Lavinia Bifulco & Stefano Neri: Foundational Economy and Healthcare Services: What the Covid-19 Emergency Tells Us

Guido Giarelli: The European Health Systems Facing the Covid-19 Outbreak: A Macro-Regional Approach

Guillem López Casasnovas & Héctor Pifarré i Arolas: Health Care Systems: Organization and Response to COVID-19 with a Focus on Spain

Lavinia Bifulco & Stefano Neri: The Italian National Health Service: Universalism, Marketization and the Fading of Territorialization

Ivan Sainsaulieu: Over-Mobilization, Poor Integration of Care Groups: The French Hospital System in the Face of the Pandemic

Lorraine Frisina Doetter, Benedikt Preuß & Pasquale G. Frisina: The Intersections of Pandemic, Public Policy and Social Inequality in the United States

Vladimir Hlasny & Shireen AlAzzawi: Last in After COVID-19: Employment Prospects of Youths during a Pandemic Recovery

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History of Economics Review 81 (1)

Tim Harcourt: Geoff Harcourt: An Eminent Australian Economist with an International Reputation

Don Russell: Geoff Harcourt: Tribute

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G. R. Henning: The Visit of Major C. H. Douglas to Adelaide in 1934

Kenneth Button: A. J. Brown and the US Phillips Curve: A Comment

Tadashi Ohtsuki: The Economic Research of E. F. Penrose in Japan during 1925–30: The ‘Undelivered’ Message to Pre-war Japanese Society

International Journal of Political Economy 51 (1)

Sebastian Dullien: Ten Years On, Two Crises Later: Evaluating EMU Institutional Reforms Since 2010

Gabriele De Angelis: A New Role for the European Stability Mechanism in Post-COVID-19 EMU? Explaining the Failure of the Pandemic Crisis Support and Assessing Ways Forward

Pedro M. Rey-Araújo & Luis Buendia: The Long-Term Vulnerabilities of Spanish Capitalism in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Political Economy Approach

Diogo Martins & Ricardo Paes Mamede: Alternative Views on Portuguese Stagnation: From the Euro’s Inception to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Palma Polyak: Ireland’s Multinationals-Dominated Economy in the Pandemic: Did Big Tech and Big Pharma Save the Day?

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Sebastien Charles, Thomas Dallery & Jonathan Marie: The slowing of growth in France: an interpretation based on Thirlwall’s law

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Roy Cerqueti, Luca De Benedictis, Valerio Leone Sciabolazza: Segregation with social linkages: Evaluating Schelling’s model with networked individuals

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Stephen Thompson: “The total movement of this disorder is its order”: Investment and utilization dynamics in long‐run disequilibrium

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Books and Book Series

A Modern Guide to Post-Keynesian Institutional Economics

Edited by Charles J. Whalen | 2022, Edward Elgar

This book advances Post-Keynesian Institutional economics, an integrative tradition—inspired by keen economic observers such as John Kenneth Galbraith, Joan Robinson, and Hyman Minsky—that bridges Institutional and Post Keynesian economics. The tradition proved its worth by addressing the global financial crisis of 2007–2009, as well as by analyzing long-term trends accompanying the evolution of investor-driven (’money manager’) capitalism, including financialization, spreading worker insecurity, and rising inequality.

This Modern Guide begins with the history and contours of Post-Keynesian Institutionalism, and then breaks new ground, extending recent analyses of contemporary economic problems, sharpening concepts and methods, sketching new theories, and synthesizing ideas across research traditions. Written by leading scholars, this authoritative collection identifies policy-relevant frontiers—on matters ranging from social capital and economic democracy to feminism and environmental sustainability—thereby setting an ambitious agenda for further Post-Keynesian Institutionalist research.

In addition to being useful as a statement of current Post-Keynesian Institutionalist issues and research, the book serves as both a valuable reference volume and a source of material appropriate for course adoption for undergraduate and graduate students. Policymakers and policy analysts dissatisfied with the status quo should also find the book of interest. It will likely be especially relevant to those concerned with financial instability, worker insecurity, and inequality, problems that in recent years have had considerable economic and political consequences.

Please find a link to the book here.

Handbook of Economic Stagnation

By Randall Wray, Flavia Dantas (Editors) | 2022, Academic Press

Handbook of Economic Stagnation takes a broad view, including contributions from orthodox and heterodox economists who examine situations in countries and worldwide regions, including Japan and the Euro area. To be sure, stagnation is periodically relieved by short economic bursts usually brought on by unsustainable asset price bubbles. Once the bubbles burst, stagnation returns. This book's fresh, comprehensive approach to the topic makes it the premier source for anyone affected by these cycles.

Please find a link to the book here.

Handbook on Alternative Theories of Innovation

Edited by Benoît Godin, Gérald Gaglio, France and Dominique Vinck | 2021, Edward Elgar

This insightful Handbook scrutinizes alternative concepts and approaches to the dominant economic or industrial theories of innovation. Providing an assessment of these approaches, it questions the absence of these neglected types of innovation and suggests diverse theories. International contributors provide a historical and critical analysis of all aspects of innovation, answering important questions such as ‘are we just reinventing the wheel?’. Examining concepts that have existed for over a decade, chapters provide clarity on answering this question and investigate whether progress is actually being made. Split into seven parts, starting with the visions of innovation and reviewing multiple approaches and types of innovation, as well as utilising case studies to illustrate theories, this timely book provides an excellent update to this field.

This Handbook will be an invaluable resource for scholars and researchers of business management and public policy as well as policy makers and stakeholders.

Please find a link to the book here.

Interest and Capital: The Monetary Economics of Michał Kalecki

by Jan Toporowski | 2022, Oxford Scholarship Online

The book puts together Kalecki’s published fragments on monetary theory and policy to show his distinctive approach to money and its circulation in the capitalist economy. In Kalecki’s theory money has both an industrial and financial circulation. Corporate finance takes its place at the centre of monetary considerations because it is the money of capitalists that is the autonomous determinant of expenditure in the economy. The theory has important implications for the rate of interest, which is not related to the rate of profit, nor to the kind of portfolio adjustments necessary to maintain portfolio equilibrium, but to the kind of financing that may prevail in any given phase of the business cycle. Fiscal policy then has the function of transferring money from financial circulation into circulation in the real economy, while monetary policy serves to maintain financial stability and ease government expenditure and debt management. The book offers a critical comparison of Kalecki’s monetary thinking with Keynesian and Post-Keynesian monetary theory, as well as recent central banking. Kalecki’s critique of the international monetary arrangements proposed by Keynes and White at Bretton Woods casts new light on the international monetary imbalances that have since disrupted the international economy. The greater importance of debt management revealed in Kalecki’s monetary analysis makes it particularly relevant to the policy dilemmas of developing countries and governments facing high levels of debt following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Please find a link to the book here.

Measuring Innovation Everywhere:The Challenge of Better Policy, Learning, Evaluation and Monitoring

By Fred Gault | 2020, Edward Elgar

Looking beyond the business sector, Fred Gault examines the measurement of innovation in all economic sectors using an internationally agreed definition of innovation. This timely book explores the challenges and implications of measuring innovation, producing indicators to support policy development, monitoring, evaluation and learning. Examining innovation as a systems phenomenon, chapters offer readers an understanding of the impact of the innovation policy of governments, the strategy of businesses and the practice of households in a more digital economy. Gault also looks at the growing importance of restricted innovation as well as the informal economy and the difficulties around measuring social innovation.

Concise and cutting-edge, this book will benefit economics and innovation scholars, particularly those looking into national innovation systems. Policy makers and organisations focused on the statistical measurement of innovation will also find this book offers helpful insights into the topic.

Please find a link to the book here.

Permanent Revolution: Reflections on Capitalism

by Wyatt Wells | 2020, Stanford University Press

Permanent Revolution concisely describes the development and workings of capitalism and its influence on the broader society. In the developed world—Europe, North America, and parts of East Asia—capitalism is ubiquitous, and as such, often taken for granted. Discussion usually focuses on specific aspects of the system that individuals appreciate or dislike, ignoring the larger picture. The notion of millennials denouncing capitalism on Facebook and Twitter—products of capitalist development—is a caricature that is eerily close to reality.

In this book, Wyatt Wells examines the development of economic innovation, the role of financial markets, the business cycle, the ways markets operate, and the position of labor in capitalist economies, as well as the effects of capitalism on law, politics, religion, and even the arts. This discussion is grounded in history, though it does make use of economic theory. As a result, the book sometimes approaches topics from an unconventional direction. For instance, it notes that financial markets not only pool and allocate the resources of savers—the role ascribed to them in conventional economics textbooks—but they also discipline enterprises, punishing those unable to meet prescribed financial standards.

Permanent Revolution ranges broadly, delving into how capitalism reshapes the broader society. The system creates wealth in new and, often, unexpected places, and it constantly moves people physically and socially. The result revolutionizes society. Traditional structures based on deference and long experience gradually collapse because they no longer correspond to social reality. Capitalist societies must devise ways to accommodate perpetual change in politics, religion, and society. Much of the diversity, liberty, and flexibility we associate with modern society are the product of capitalist development.

Please find a link to the book here.

Property Will Cost Us the Earth

by Verso Books (Edited by Jessie Kindig) | 2022, Verso Books

An urgent, freely downloadable ebook that asks: should we start blowing up pipelines, occupying coal mines, and destroying property to address global climate change?

Andreas Malm’s book How to Blow Up a Pipeline, with its call for the environmental movement to start sabotaging fossil fuel infrastructure to save our planet, has sparked a vibrant discussion on the left about “the green state,” direct action and violence, ecological Leninism, and existing pipeline struggles. It has also reignited longstanding fears of eco-sabotage on the right. Collected here are a set of essays that grapple with the idea of direct action and eco-sabotage, survey climate activism around the world, and argue for the necessity of building a fighting global movement against capitalism and its fossil fuel regime.

Moving from Mozambique, the Niger Delta, and the coal mines of India to the forests of Ecuador and the watersheds of North America, Property Will Cost Us the Earth details the global scale of climate devastation as well as active struggles around the world to halt further extraction. From this come tactical and strategic questions: how can local direct actions relate to political work forcing states to end reliance on oil, coal, and gas? What kind of protest movement can we build that reflects the urgency of our moment? What does a direct action–based movement require from those on the frontlines of struggle?

On one thing these essayists are agreed: protecting private property at the expense of our planet and our children’s lives is not a cost we should be willing to pay.

Contributors include: Alyssa Battistoni, James Butler, João Camargo, Jen Deerinwater, Ben Ehrenreich, Madeline ffitch, Frente Nacional Anti-Minero (Ecuador), Bue Rübner Hansen, Tara Houska, Jessie Kindig, Benjamin Kunkel, Anabela Lemos and Erika Mendes from Justiça Ambiental! (Mozambique), Andreas Malm, MOTH Collective, Vanessa Nakate and Amy Goodman, Siihasin Hope, Brototi Roy, Andrea Sempértegui, Richard Seymour, and Adam Tooze.

Please find a link to the book here.

Research Handbook of Innovation for a Circular Economy

Edited by Siri Jakobsen, Thomas Lauvås, Francesco Quatraro, Einar Rasmussen, Marianne Steinmo | 2021, Edward Elgar

The transition to a circular economy requires innovation at all levels of society. This insightful Research Handbook is the first comprehensive edited work examining how innovation can contribute to a more circular economy.

Illustrating the critical part played by individuals, organisations and system-level actors in the development of circular innovations, this Research Handbook demonstrates that while many firms are working towards a circular economy, most of the innovations are incremental. Hence, the loop is far from closed, and much more radical work remains to be done by both academics and practitioners. The content and structure reflect a multi-level understanding of innovation for a circular economy, with conceptual chapters and strong empirical research with both quantitative and qualitative research designs. Highlighting the urgent need for a circular economy, authors call for more comprehensive and radical innovation efforts to achieve it.

This Research Handbook will be an invaluable resource for academics and students of innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as those more broadly interested in the circular economy. Practitioners and policymakers will also find this useful for providing practical examples of how to understand innovation processes and frameworks that contribute to a circular economy.

Please find a link to the book here.

Temp: The Real Story of What Happened to Your Salary, Benefits, and Job Security

by Louis Hyman | 2018, Penguin Books

The untold history of the surprising origins of the "gig economy"--how deliberate decisions made by consultants and CEOs in the 50s and 60s upended the stability of the workplace and the lives of millions of working men and women in postwar America.

Over the last fifty years, job security has cratered as the institutions that insulated us from volatility have been swept aside by a fervent belief in the market. Now every working person in America today asks the same question: how secure is my job? In Temp, Louis Hyman explains how we got to this precarious position and traces the real origins of the gig economy: it was created not by accident, but by choice through a series of deliberate decisions by consultants and CEOs--long before the digital revolution.

Uber is not the cause of insecurity and inequality in our country, and neither is the rest of the gig economy. The answer to our growing problems goes deeper than apps, further back than outsourcing and downsizing, and contests the most essential assumptions we have about how our businesses should work. As we make choices about the future, we need to understand our past.

Please find a link to the book here.

The Great Inequality

By Michael D Yates | 2016, Routledge

A growing inequality in income and wealth marks modern capitalism, and it negatively affects nearly every aspect of our lives, especially those of the working class. It is and will continue to be the central issue of politics in almost every nation on earth. In this book, the author explains inequality in clear, passionate, and intelligent prose: what it is, why it matters, how it affects us, what its underlying causes are, and what we might do about it. This book was written to encourage informed radical action by working people, the unemployed, and the poor, uniquely blending the author’s own experiences with his ability to make complex issues comprehensible to a mass audience. This book will be excellent for courses in a variety of disciplines, and it will be useful to activists and the general reading public.

Please find a link to the book here.

Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants

ISRF Political Economy Fellowship Competition: Call for applications

Eligible Applicants

Scholars from within Europe are eligible to apply. Applicants will normally have a permanent appointment at an institution of higher education and research. The awards are intended as providing full relief from all teaching duties and all associated academic administration for a period of (up to) one year; applications may be made by those whose sole or principal post is a part-time equivalent.

PLEASE NOTE: A Mid-Career Fellowship competition is running concurrently. Eligible applicants may submit an application for each competition, each containing a discrete project proposal (i.e. not the same proposal). Such applications will be considered individually – however, multiple awards will not be made to the same applicant. Political Economy applications should not be submitted to the Mid-Career competition.

There is no limitation on nationality – however, we are unable to consider applications from those whose home institution is not within Europe.

Independent Scholars may apply, and should contact for further information.

Eligible Research

The ISRF wishes to support independent-minded researchers working in Political Economy, which the ISRF here extends to include the social scientific study of economies across the whole range of the social sciences. The work would be conceptually innovative, interdisciplinary, and unlikely to be funded by existing funding bodies.

Proposed research should break with existing explanatory frameworks so as to address afresh empirical problems with no currently adequate theory or investigative methodology. Innovation may also come from controversial theoretical approaches motivated by critical challenge of incumbent theories.

Interdisciplinarity in the generation of new investigative initiatives may be achieved by combining, cross-fertilising, and so transforming empirical methods and theoretical insights from the social sciences. Projects ranging across the breadth of the social scientific disciplines and interdisciplinary research fields are welcome, and relevant applications from scholars working within the humanities are also encouraged.

Duration & Timing

The awards are intended as providing full relief from all teaching duties and all associated academic administration for a period of up to one year, and must commence no later than end of December 2023.


The amount of an award depends on the nature of the work proposed and individual circumstances – the ISRF expects applications for grants up to a maximum of £75,000† to buy-out the cost of all teaching and associated administration in the applicant’s home institution for up to 12 months. Within that sum, reasonable support for research expenses may be considered on a matched-funding basis with the host Institution.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants based in the UK must apply in GBP (£), up to the limit of £75,000. All other applicants must apply in EUR (€), up to the limit of €89,500 (this will not be adjusted in the event of GBP/EUR currency fluctuations).

For further information, Terms & Conditions of award, and to apply, visit the website. The closing date for applications is 5pm BST (6pm CEST) on 1st July 2022.

Submission Deadline: 1 July 2022

URPE Dissertation Fellowship 2022

The application for the 2022-2023 URPE Dissertation Fellowship is now open.

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:

  1. A cover letter describing their background in radical political economics and explaining how the fellowship would contribute to the completion of their dissertation
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Their approved dissertation proposal
  4. Two letters of reference (one of which should be from the dissertation committee chair). Letters of reference should be submitted directly by the letter writer by clicking here.

Submission Deadline: 31 May 2022.


WEA Commentaries 12 (1)

David Lane: What Caused Russia to Invade Ukraine?

Binay Kumar Pathak: Economic Implications of MOOCs in Higher Education: An Indian perspective

Mitja Stefancic: An interview with Andrea Terzi on the current situation in the euro zone and Italy in particular

Mitja Stefancic: Rethinking economics: an interview with Sam de Muijnck and Joris Tieleman

For Your Information

New Journal: Circular Economy

Co-published by Tsinghua University Press and Elsevier, Circular Economy is an international journal serving as a sharing and communication platform for novel contributions and outcomes on innovative techniques, systematic analysis, and policy tools of global, regional, national, local, and industrial park's waste management system to improve the reduce, reuse, recycle, and disposal of waste in a sustainable way.

Circular Economy aims at providing comprehensive and systematic solutions to sustainable management of waste with consideration of economy, society, and environment to achieve a model of green, low-carbon and circular development, by means of cleaner production, industrial structure optimization, policy tools and regulations adjustment, social governance by green consumption, efficient management, and preservation of renewable and natural resources, etc.

Three great reasons to publish your next paper with Circular Economy

For further information and Submission please visit the website.