I am coming to the end of my sixth year as
Executive Director of ICAPE, and though I have thoroughly enjoyed
my tenure I think that it is time to allow others to inject their ideas
and enthusiasm into the cause of pluralism (the fact that I am about to
take over as chair of my department also played a role in my decision).
Applicants need not feel bound to express ideas and interests along the
lines ICAPE has traditionally followed. Suggestions of new and
creative directions for the group are welcome.
The new Executive Director will be selected
at the January 2005, Board of Directors Meeting in Philadelphia (during
the ASSA meetings). If you are interested then please forward to
me (email is acceptable: firstname.lastname@example.org) any materials you deem
appropriate and I will distribute them (you may include, for example, a
vita, letters of recommendation, philosophical statements, plans, etc.).
To learn more about ICAPE, please see our web page:
www.icape.org. The Executive Director is assisted by a Secretary and
three Regional Associate Directors (each serving at the pleasure of the
Executive Director). In addition, the Executive Director has
traditionally had the following duties:
• coordination of a booth at the ASSA
• maintenance of a web presence
• maintenance of a bulletin board
• writing of an annual newsletter
• preparation of an online and print summary
of ICAPE associates’ ASSA conference programs
• collection of dues and maintenance of a
• maintenance of ICAPE’s legal status
• coordination of triennial conference
• calling and chairing board meetings
The above are only means to an end–the new
Executive Director may add or subtract as she sees fit. ICAPE may
also request evidence that the nominee or her employer will offer
financial support (to cover the Executive Director’s travel and modest
printing and mailing costs).
The deadline for nominations is November 30,
John T. Harvey
ICAPE Executive Director and
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX 76109
Call for Papers
Radical Economics in the 20th Century: Radical
Economics and the Labor Movement
Date: 15 - 17 September 2005
Place: Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology
adjacent to University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri,
2005 will be the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Industrial
Workers of the World, the most radical union in North America. To
commemorate the anniversary, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
is hosting a conference on radical economics. The Conference theme is
the role of radical economics in the labor movement in the United States
and around the world. Radical economics includes but is not restricted
to anarchism, Marxism, syndicalism, radical Institutionalism, left-wing
Keynesianism, and plain old-fashion radical economics. Proposals on any
aspect of the theme are invited. Possible topics include:
1. the role of radical economics in the education of workers such as
economics in labor newspapers, the teaching of radical economics in
labor schools, party schools, and colleagues and universities, in labor
education programs, and in labor history courses.
2. the role of radical economics in trade union publications, such as
the role of
radical economics in IWW publications on the general strike or the
machine and unemployment.
3. the role of radical economics in trade union strike, bargaining, and
4. radical economics and the new society or the economics in radical
5. radical economics, syndicalism, Guild Socialism, and the IWW.
6. past and present development of radical economic theory.
7. recent developments in radical economics and their relevance to the
radical labor movement and to rank-and-filers.
8. radical economics and the radical labor and radical student movements
in the 20th Century.
A selection of conference papers will be published in an edited volume
in the Michigan University Press book series “Advances in Heterodox
Abstracts of the papers (around 250 words) on any of the above suggested
topics or on any topic dealing with radical economics and the labor
movement in the 20th Century may be sent either electronically or by
post to both:
Department of Economics
211 Haag Hall
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64110
13th and Bern Streets
P.O. Box 15234
Reading, Penna. 19612-5234
Deadline for Submission: December 10, 2004
(98th anniversary of the first sit-down strike in the US called by the
IWW at General Electric in Schenectady, New York)
Notification: January 11, 2005
(93rd anniversary of the IWW Bread & Roses strike in Lawrence, Mass.)
Conference fee: $140.00 (includes lunches, tea/coffee/juice, and
$ 70.00 for IWW members (includes lunches, tea/coffee/juice, and
$ 50.00 for graduate students (includes lunches and
Conference is supported by the Union for Radical Political Economics
About the Conference Organizers:
In addition to being a Professor of Economics at UMKC and a member of
many heterodox economic associations, including the Union for Radical
Political Economics and Conference for Socialist Economists, he is a
long-standing member of the IWW, was instrumental in retrieving Joe
Hill’s ashes from the National Archives in 1988, helped revive the IWW
UK section while teaching in England in the 1990s, and is currently a
member of the Kansas City General Membership Branch.
In addition to being an Associate Professor in Communications at
Albright College, he is a long-standing member of the IWW, has been the
Union’s general secretary-treasurer, and is currently the editor of the
Industrial Worker, the official newspaper of the IWW.
Heterodox Economics 7th Annual Conference
Call for Papers
Pluralism in Economics
15 – 17
University, London, UK
The raison d'être of the AHE is the belief that
institutions of the discipline of economics systematically discriminate
against those economists working in non-mainstream modes: those writing
from a heterodox standpoint or active in minority areas. For this reason
we argue for pluralism in economics, in opposition to the dead
hand of the currently hegemonic neoclassical mainstream.
Seventh Annual Conference will continue this tradition and build on the
success of the previous conferences, held at various locations in the
British Isles, including London, Dublin, Leeds and Nottingham. Papers
from a plurality of perspectives and topic areas are encouraged. These
conferences provide a forum for advancing new ideas on how to take
heterodox political economy forward in theoretical and policy debates,
and demonstrate the continuing relevance of heterodox political economy
to those within and without modern economics.
In particular, we encourage the submission of abstracts
of papers, or proposals for a session or stream of sessions, which
issues or deploy approaches neglected by the current orthodoxy;
critique of the neoclassical orthodoxy, or even – since we advocate
pluralism – proposea defence of neoclassicism against heterodox
– assess the
contribution of one or more heterodox approaches towards opening up
– open up a
dialogue between economics and related social sciences by going beyond
the traditional, narrow academic boundaries that define social science
disciplines today; or
– make a
contribution to the scholarship of teaching and learning in economics
from a heterodox or pluralist perspective.
The AHE proposes to publish a selection of the best
papers presented at the conference in a special volume of the book
series Advances in Heterodox Economics, edited by Professor
Frederic S. Lee.
The conference will have both a thematic part and an open
part. The AHE is happy to consider papers of both types; however,
priority will be given to papers addressing the conference theme,
“Pluralism in Economics”.
For single papers,
please send an abstract of up to 500 words by email only to the
local organiser, Andy Denis (email@example.com),
AND the AHE coordinator, Andrew Mearman (firstname.lastname@example.org),by
28 January 2005.
Text, HTML, Word and PDF format email attachments are
For proposals for sessions and streams,
please e-mail Andy Denis and Andrew Mearman. Please indicate exactly
what you are proposing, give the names and email addresses of the
proposed speakers, and attach the abstracts (not more than 500 words
each) for their papers. Parallel sessions will be 90 minutes long and
will consist of two papers. Sessions may have a discussant for
each paper. The conference is to be conducted in English.
All abstracts will be considered by the AHE Committee
To see details of previous meetings, or keep up-to-date
with the 2004 conference and other AHE activities please visit:
The Third Australian Society of
Heterodox Economists Conference
The Third Australian Society of Heterodox
Economists Conference will be held at the University of New South Wales,
13 and 14 December 2004.
If you would like to present a paper, please send title and abstract to
Peter Kriesler (email@example.com), by Monday 22 November.
Paper Sessions for The Third Australian Society of
Heterodox Economists Conference
On December 13-14 2004, the Australian and New Zealand Chapter of the
International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) is sponsoring a
plenary and several paper sessions at the third conference of the
Australian Society for Heterodox Economics. The conference will be held
at the University of New South Wales, in Randwick, Sydney.
We warmly encourage you to submit a paper and/or attend the conference.
Both economists and non-economists are invited to participatewe welcome
all social scientists interested in feminist economics.
We are planning a stimulating plenary, several paper sessions, and a
poster session for emerging scholars. You will find the call for papers
We will distribute further information closer to the time. In the
meantime, contact the organizers if you have any questions.
Christina Ho, University of Technology Sydney, firstname.lastname@example.org
(02) 9514 1946, international xx61 2 9514 1946
Gabrielle Meagher, University of Sydney, email@example.com,
(02) 9351 6610, international xx61 2 9351 6610
Ingrid Schraner, University of Western Sydney, firstname.lastname@example.org,
0405 357 236, international xx61 405 357 236
Rhonda Sharp, University of South Australia, email@example.com
0408845041, international xx61 408845041
Dr Ingrid Schraner AAIBF (Snr)
Lecturer, School of Economics and Finance Course Coordinator, Centre for
Applied Finance Room LZG08, Parramatta North Campus University of
Western Sydney Locked Bag 1797 PENRITH SOUTH DC NSW 1797 Australia
phone 61 - (0)2 - 9685 9995
fax 61 - (0)2 - 9685 9941
mobile 0 405 357 236
For detailed information:
Institutional Thought 2005 Conference – theme: The Methodology of
Institutional Thought (AFIT) conference will be held in Albuquerque, NM
You may find the call for papers either at:
The AFIT conference is part of the Western Social Science Association
For the conference information, dates, hotels, etc... visit
Marxism Across the Curriculum:
Pedagogies of First Encounters
Andrew Kurtz (Bowling
Green State University) and
Susan Feiner (University
of Southern Maine)
invite papers for inclusion in an edited volume that considers the range
of pedagogical issues that arise when student in introductory, required,
or service courses first encounter Marxism and/or Marxist concepts.
idea for this volume emerged from a set of exciting discussions during
the international conference Marxism and the World Stage at the
University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Scholars and activists from a
variety of fields and with a range of perspectives on Marxism found that
we had much to learn from each other as we worked to locate, explain,
and analyze the practices we use to bring Marxism's often difficult,
alien, or downright frightening perspectives into our college
the title of this project suggests, we believe that there are professors
in virtually all disciplines who regularly use the concepts, tools, and
perspectives of Marxian analysis in their classes, not just those
typically associated with Marxist studies (e.g., literature, economics,
history, philosophy, and cultural studies). Papers and proposals from
all areas are welcome. Contributions should discuss classroom practices
and consider such things as:
The problems that arise when
introducing Marxism to beginning students,
The techniques and learning
strategies that help students with limited critical literacy
The primary and secondary texts
that are especially useful, and strategies for helping your students
How do institutional
characteristics like open admissions, general education
requirements, and the structure of majors/professional programs
affect the use of Marxism in college classrooms?
encourage submissions from scholars in all fields, including:
The natural sciences,
Those who find a place for Marx in
strictly delineated "content-based" courses,
Scholars in professional and
Scholars who use Marx to question
the veracity of disciplinary boundaries.
anticipate a collection of essays that faculty in all disciplines and at
all types of post-secondary institutions will find helpful. In addition
to longer theoretical/analytical essays, we are looking for shorter
"how-to" essays that describe and discuss the full range of classroom
practices, including assignments, written work, and student assessment.
Deadline for abstracts
(500 words): January 15, 2005
Please submit your
abstract to either
Andrew Kurtz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Susan Feiner (email@example.com)
LIVELIHOODS & IDENTITY IN FIJI
Development Studies @USP
and the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, in association with
the Fiji Institute for Applied Studies, are launching a new project on
livelihoods and identity in Fiji.
By focusing on livelihood strategies, the project organisers hope to
draw out areas of similarity and difference for different occupational
and ethnic groups, explore the nature of relationships between economic
livelihoods and social identities, and generate innovative,
The following occupational categories are among those being considered:
• Fijian agriculturalists
• Garment workers
• Tourism workers
• Fisheries/PAFCO workers
• White collar professionals
• Religious workers
• Indo Fiijian agriculturalists
• Sports professionals
• Military personnel
• Domestic workers
• Small business workers
• Career politicians
It is intended that the project will have 3 phases: the first involving
field work during 2005, the second being a conference in mid-2006 where
results of the research will be presented, and the third being
publication of the project as a book in 2007.
Researchers interested in participating in the project are asked to
contact Robbie Robertson, Professor of Development Studies at the
University of the South Pacific, Suva Fiji (firstname.lastname@example.org ;
phone 679+ 321 2093 or fax 679+ 330 3040)
Dr Haroon Akram-Lodhi of Rural Development, Environment & Population
Studies at the Institute of Social Studies, PO Box 29776, 2502 LT The
Hague, The Netherlands (email@example.com;
phone 31+ 70- 426 0498 or fax 31+ 70- 426 0747).
Perspectives on Moral Economy
Conference, to be held at Lancaster University, U.K. 25-27th August 2005
All economies are moral economies, in the sense that all economic
relations and practices have moral/ethical preconditions and
implications. ‘Moral economy’ might be defined as a kind of inquiry
focussing on how economic activities of all kinds are influenced and
structured by moral sentiments, values and norms, and how in turn those
are reinforced, compromised, or overridden by political economic
How are economic practices influenced and structured by moral or
moral-political norms? How do economic pressures and political economic
power affect those norms? How defensible are such norms? How do economic
institutions define responsibilities for or towards others? How do
economic practices shape life prospects? The focus will be not only on
achieving a better understanding of such institutions and practices but
on feasible and desirable possibilities for change. Such a study might
range from the philosophical, for example, concerning concepts of value
and flourishing, to the practical, for example the specific rights and
responsibilities associated with particular economic practices.
The conference will be postdisciplinary, bringing together researchers
with interests in these matters from politics, sociology, philosophy,
economics and allied areas.
The aims of the conference are:
• To further understanding of moral economy;
• To broaden and deepen the critical standpoints from which economic
activities can be assessed, thereby helping in the search for
• To bridge the divide between those who work on political economic
studies of practice and policy and theorists and philosophers who work
on the normative bases of economic life.
Plenary Speakers include Erik Olin Wright and Sylvia Walby. The
conference is organised as part of an ESRC fellowship held by the
Abstracts of papers relating to these issues are invited for
consideration for the conference and should be sent to Andrew Sayer at
the address below by January 14th 2005
Conference organiser: Andrew Sayer, Professor of Social Theory and
Political Economy, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, U.K.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Conference secretary: Pennie Drinkall:
International Workshop on
Call for Papers
The 7th Buchenbach Workshop on Evolutionary Economics for Young
Economists will be held for European PhD students and Post-Docs, in
Buchenbach (Black Forest) near Freiburg, Germany from October 4-8, 2005.
Contribution proposals should be made by e-mail before May 1, 2005.
Information can be found at
Like a candle burning at both ends
Rosa Luxemburg and the Critique of Political Economy
There are some missing topics at the Conference so if you have papers on
one of the topics below and would like to give it at the Conference,
contact the Conference Organizer Riccardo Bellofiore at his e-mail
Accumulation and effective demand: Rosa Luxemburg and Joan Robinson
Globalisation and Developing Country Markets: Relevance of Luxemburg to
Rosa Luxemburg's Influence on the Latin American Theories of
Development, Dependence, and Imperialism: Reassessing the Debate with a
What is Economics? Rosa Luxemburg on the End of Political Economy
16-18 December 2004
Università degli Studi di Bergamo
For detailed information:
Conferences, Seminars and
3rd SCEME seminar:
"Systems in the Economy, Theory & Modelling"
Date: Friday 26 November 04, 9:15-17:00h
Venue: Airthrey Castle, University of Stirling
Contributors: Andrew Brown (Leeds); Maurizio Caserta (Catania); Victoria
Chick (UCL); Andy Denis (City); Dipak Ghosh (SCEME); Mark Hayes (Northumbria);
Neil Kay (Strathclyde); Robert McMaster (Aberdeen); Karl Petrick (Leeds
Metropolitan); Menno Rol (Groningen)
Further details and booking form at
(limited number of places, first-come first-served)
Convener of 3rd SCEME Seminar
Martin Hollis Conference at the New
Here is a link to
the Martin Hollis Conference at the New School later this month.
Hollis was a distinguished philosopher who co-authored Rational
Economic Man with Edward Nell. Note Tony Lawson and Margaret Archer
on the program, and the paper by Lawson and Nell on Econometrics.
Association of Heterodox Economics
Fourth ESRC Funded Post Graduate
Workshop on Advanced Research Methods for Heterodox Economists
Call for participants
4th-6th February 2005
Chancellor’s Conference Centre
There are ESRC funded places available for UK registered PhD students to
cover UK travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses for the above
event. The workshop covers topics in research not typically covered in
Workshop topics include:
• Reorienting economics to match method with social material
• Open system methodology in Economics
• Modelling Strategies for analysing complexity
• Triangulating quantitative and qualitative data
• Writing for publication
• Grounded Theory
• Multilevel Modelling
Professor Peter Davies- Staffordshire University
Professor Sheila Dow- Stirling University
Dr Paul Downward- Loughborough University
Dr Tony Lawson- Department of Applied Economics, Cambridge University
Professor Fred Lee- University of Missouri at Kansas City
Dr Andrew Mearman- University of the West of England
Dr Wendy Olsen- The Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research,
Paul Ormerod- Volterra Consulting
Further details (deadline for applications 6th December 2004)
For an application form and further details please contact
Dr Paul Downward email: email@example.com
LE11 3TU U.K.
VISITORS TO LONDON – CHANCE TO
GIVE A PAPER ON “PLURALISM IN ECONOMICS
As you will already know, the theme of the AHE conference, 15-17
July 2005, will be "Pluralism in Economics". I am proposing that there
be occasional seminars during the course of the year under the same
rubric to feed into the conference. I have raised the issue with the
CPNSS (Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London
School of Economics), where I am a visiting fellow this year, and they
would be very happy to host the seminars. If you would like to give a
seminar which relates in some way to the theme, please let me know NOW
(need to book rooms etc.)—my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
There's a little bit more about the theme in the CFP for the conference
Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, City University, London,
and Visiting Research Fellow, CPNSS, London School of Economics
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 6829 (LSE), +44 (0)20-7732 7065 (home), 07761
The 8th Annual European Network on
Industrial Policy (EUNIP) International Conference
The 8th Annual European Network on
Industrial Policy (EUNIP) International Conference will take place at
the Birmingham Business School (UK) from 13th to 15th December 2004.
Themes covered include: Governance, Networking and the Development of
Local Economies; Enterprise Diversity: The Mix of Private and Public
Organisations; Enterprise Demography; FDI and Clusters under EU
Enlargement; Knowledge and the Learning Economy; Territorial Dynamics;
The Evaluation of Industrial Development Policies; Industrial Districts
and the Co-development of Local Societies; European Policies and
Enlargement - Policy Design, Implementation and Evaluation;
Globalisation, FDI and Governance. Further details are available from:
Job Postings for
A1 General Economics
The Department of Economics seeks applicants for a tenure track
position, at any level, beginning in academic year 2005-06. Acceptable
candidates will have a strong interdisciplinary interest. A teaching and
research interest in labor or urban and community development would
strengthen the application. Other fields will also be considered,
especially those related to applied microeconomics or to international
economics. Responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate
instruction, active participation in the interdisciplinary PhD program,
high quality research and a commitment to fostering development of
departmental activities. The Department is committed to pluralism and
includes heterodox approaches at all degree levels.
A PhD in economics required. The candidate will be involved in the grant
research efforts of the Center for Economic Information and the Center
for Full Employment and Price Stability. Applicants should send a letter
of application, curriculum vita, sample publications or other evidence
of teaching and/or research accomplishments, and three letters of
recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2004.
Filling this position is contingent on funding. An equal opportunity
employer. CONTACT: Dr. James Sturgeon, Department of Economics,
University of Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, 64110.
(email@example.com) Department description at
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, New York
G0 Financial Economics
B4 Political Economy and Methodology
E0 Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
O1 Economic Development
The Department of Economics is seeking applicants for a tenure-track
position at the Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) or Instructor (ABD) level.
Fields are macroeconomics and financial economics with general
preparation in at least one heterodox approach in political economy.
Teaching load is five courses per year on a nine month, semester
calendar. Position could include responsibility for one or two financial
economics courses per year, one section of the intermediate
macroeconomic theory course, one section of a core course in political
economy (comparative theory and methodology), and one other course which
could be in the Colleges’ interdisciplinary programs or an other
departmental offering as needed. We will begin contacting candidates for
interviews after November 15, 2004. Interviews will be conducted at the
Allied Social Sciences Association meetings.
Hobart (a men’s college) and William Smith (a women’s college) are
liberal arts colleges of approx. 1800 students in the Finger Lakes
region of upstate New York. The colleges are strongly committed to
interdisciplinary programs, to global studies and off-campus programs,
and to gender studies. Experience with and/or interest in working in a
multicultural environment are highly desirable. The faculty is an active
intellectual community reaching across disciplinary lines to do
significant teaching and research. Both the colleges and the city of
Geneva are diverse communities.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and
supporting a faculty of women and men that fully represent the racial,
ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek
applications from under-represented groups. Candidates should send a
letter of application, c.v., and evidence of teaching experience, and
arrange to have three recommendations sent to William Waller, Chair,
Department of Economics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
E0 Macroeconomic Theory
The Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences invites
applications for a
tenure track opening at the rank of assistant professor beginning Fall
2005. The department
is recruiting in the field of Macroeconomics. The department welcomes
candidates with an expertise in developing countries, financial
economics, or heterodox
economics. The department seeks applicants with an active research
agenda and an ability to
develop a strong publication record. An interest in economic policy is
candidates will have evidence of strong teaching skills. Candidates
should expect to have
their Ph.D. by August 2005. Responsibilities will include teaching
undergraduate, and graduate (masters and doctoral) courses, advising
mentoring women and minority graduate students, conducting and
publishing research, and
participating in department, college, and university service activities.
send curriculum vita, dissertation abstract, and letters from three
of applications will continue until the position is filled. An equal
action employer. CONTACT: Search Committee, Department of Economics,
Washington, DC 20016-8029.
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Salt Lake
Z0 Political Economy
The Department of Economics invites applications for a full-time
tenure-track appointment in
Political Economy at the assistant professor level, which is defined in
a way to include non-
mainstream approaches to economics, including, but not limited to,
Post-Keynesian, and institutional economics. Candidates must have
sufficient training or
experience to teach a graduate survey course in political economy, and
should have an ongoing
research interest in one or more of the areas of political economy. The
teaching four undergraduate/graduate courses each year, participating on
collaboration with other faculty, actively pursuing a research program,
and publishing. The
appointment will begin on July 1, 2005, subject to final budgetary
approval. The successful
candidate must have a Ph.D. by the time of the appointment to rank of
assistant professor. To
be considered for this position, please send a letter describing your
curriculum vita, a sample of writing, and three letters of reference.
Applications should be
received by December 1, 2004 for earliest consideration. The University
of Utah provides
reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and
employees. An equal
opportunity-affirmative action employer. CONTACT: Ms. Becky Guillory,
Department of Economics, University of Utah, 1645 Campus Center Dr. Room
308, Salt Lake City,
UT 84112- 9300. For information about the Department, please see http://www.econ.utah.edu.
MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST, Amherst, MA
B5 Current Heterodox Approaches
C9 Experimental Economics
D1 Household Behavior & Family Economics
L0 Industrial Organization
O1 Economic Development
O5 Economywide Country Studies: Latin American, Caribbean
The Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst is
at the assistant or associate professor level for a position starting in
Fall 2005, subject
to budgetary authorization. Applicants at the assistant professor level
should have the Ph.D.
degree completed by September 1, 2005. We are particularly interested in
the fields of
political economy, Latin American development, industrial
gender and experimental economics. Rank and salary will be commensurate
and experience. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, three
letters of reference, a
copy of a recent research paper and, if possible, evidence of teaching
full consideration, applications must be received by December 6, 2004.
Candidates will be
interviewed by invitation at the American Economic Association meetings
in Philadelphia, PA.
An equal opportunity-affirmative action employer. CONTACT: Chair, Hiring
Department, Thompson Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
City University, London
Two vacancies for lecturers A or B (£26K
- £38K) in the Department of Economics at City University, London, were
advertised in The Guardian yesterday. One of the vacancies is in
financial economics, the other is open. The 'further particulars' are at
http://www.city.ac.uk/hr/jobs/MJB/9497.htm . They say that, in the case
of the 'any field' vacancy, "there will be some preference for research
interests which complement our existing activities or are likely to give
rise to opportunities for collaborative research." In the description of
the department, "the history of economic thought and heterodox
economics" is listed as one of the six departmental areas of research.
Two members of staff, one permanent (myself) and one visiting, are
listed as having research interests in the history of economic thought.
Anyone who is interested in applying and who has research interests in
history and philosophy of economics, or heterodox economics, would
strengthen their application by indicating potential for collaboration.
To that end, they should look at my research web pages. I would be happy
to talk to anyone thinking of applying in this area.
Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, City University, London, and
Visiting Research Fellow, CPNSS, London School of Economics
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 6829 (LSE), +44 (0)20-7732 7065 (home), 07761
Al Akhawayn University (Morocco)
The Department of Economics within the
School of Business Administration at Al Akhawayn University (Morocco) is
inviting applications for three positions at the Assistant/Associate
Professor level. While all fields will be considered, we have a special
interest in candidates who specialize in International Economics,
Financial Economics, Labour Economics, Econometrics, and Microeconomics.
Applicants should have a completed or nearly completed PhD; the ability
to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and must be committed
to research. Appointments are for one to three years. Candidates should
submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and samples of
scholarly work by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters of reference, when asked for, shall sent directly by mail to:
N. Harabi, School of Business Administration,
Al Akhawayn University
Heterodox Journals and
New School Economic Review
We are very pleased to announce the debut
issue of the New School Economic Review, a student-run online journal of
Economics and Political Economy. The journal was initiated by students
of the Economics Department at the New School University to serve as a
forum for critical thinking in economics.
The first issue of the NSER can be found online at www.newschool.edu/gf/nser.
Philip Arestis and Malcolm Sawyer - "Fiscal Policy: A Potent Instrument"
Ha-Joon Chang - "The Secret History of US Currency"
Ben Fine - "Economics and Ethics: Amartya Sen as Point of Departure"
Duncan Foley - "The Strange History of the Economic Agent"
Scott Moss - "Search for Good Science"
Robert Pollin - "Deepening Divides in the U.S. Economy"
Stephen Resnick & Richard Wolff - "Dialectics and Class in Marxian
We hope that the New School Economic Review will provide opportunities
for academics, practitioners and students to discuss current issues in
economics while sharing insights from other disciplines, as well as
debating global political and social affairs.
We would like to say thanks to our supporters and a special thanks to
all the contributors.
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New Heterodox Books and Book
ADVANCES IN HETERODOX ECONOMICS
Book series from
the University of Michigan Press
Frederic S. Lee, University of
Missouri-Kansas City, USA, Series Editor
Robert F. Garnett, Texas Christian University, USA, Associate Editor
Sheila Dow, Stirling University, UK, Associate Editor
Paul Downward, Staffordshire University, UK, Associate Editor
John E. King, La Trobe University, Australia, Associate Editor
The Advances in Heterodox Economics series promotes the development of
heterodox economics beyond the existing individual heterodox approaches
of Austrian, Feminist, Institutional-Evolutionary, Marxian-Radical,Post
Keynesian, Social, and Sraffi an economics.
The series aims to publish books in the following five areas:
1. The synthesis of two or more heterodox theories/approaches in the
general fields of microeconomics and macroeconomics, or in specialized
fields such as ecological or development economics.
2. The history or philosophy of heterodox economics, including
intellectual biographies, theories, and histories of theoretical
controversies past and present.
3. The development of novel heterodox theories, such as feminist theory
of international trade.
4. The development of heterodox approaches to economic education.
5. Anthologies of heterodox work from all approaches in a specific field
The editor and associate editor work closely with individual authors and
editors to ensure the quality of all published works.
Titles in the Series
Economics in Real Time: A Theoretical Reconstruction, by John McDermott
Forthcoming Titles in the Series
Socialism After Hayek, by Ted Burczak
About the Editors
Frederic Lee is Professor of Economics, University of Missouri-Kansas
City. He is the author of Post Keynesian Price
Theory and over seventy articles, chapters, and reviews for heterodox
economic journals. He founded the Association of Heterodox Economics in
Robert F. Garnett is Assistant Professor of Economics, Texas Christian
University, and Secretary of the International
Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE). He has
published essays in the history, philosophy,and pedagogy of economics.
With Deirdre McCloskey and Arjo Klamer, he is writing An Introduction to
the Economic Conversation (forthcoming).
Sheila Dow is Professor of Economics, Stirling University. She is the
author of Economic Methodology: An Inquiry and
The Methodology of Macroeconomic Thought and other publications in
methodology, history of thought, Post Keynesian economics, monetary
theory, and regional finance.
Paul Downward is Professor of Economics, Staffordshire University.
Downward’s books include Pricing Theory in Post Keynesian Economics and
Applied Economics and the Critical Realist Critique. In addition, he has
written eleven book chapters and twenty-six articles. Downward helps
organize and run the Association for Heterodox Economics and is involved
with the Post Keynesian Study Group.
John E. King is Professor of Economics, La Trobe University. King has
edited, co-edited, written, or co-written twenty books, including A
History of Post Keynesian Economics, 1936-2000 and A History of Marxian
Economics, as well as many books chapters and articles. King is also the
editor of the journal History of Economic Review.
For more information or to submit a book proposal,
please contact Fred Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rob Garnett at R.Garnett@tcu.edu
university of michigan press contact: Raphael Allen at email@example.com
A World to Win
A rough guide to a world without global capitalism
By Paul Feldman & Corinna Lotz
Just out! Buy online at www.aworldtowin.net
A World to Win rejects the gloom and doom view of the future and offers
a bold view of globalisation. Uniquely, the book sets out viable
economic and political alternatives to the status quo. These include:
- reorganising the economy on a not-for-profit basis using existing
skills and technology, with producer and consumer-led self-management
and a "thinking market"
- building a truly democratic state, with new social rights and a fairer
legal and criminal justice system
- tackling the ecological crisis by transforming the way we produce.
A World to Win also challenges the ideas and philosophy of the status
quo. It pours scorn on the received wisdom of sustainability. Paul
Feldman and Corinna Lotz show how humanity faces the challenge of
turning a new page in history because:
- parliamentary democracy and traditional party politics are
increasingly meaningless as a result of capitalist globalisation
- the alienation of people from what they do, from society and from each
other is deeper than ever
- the global economy is driven by debt and growing inequality and is
unsustainable as a system of production
- the impact of profit-driven production on the environment is now so
immense that only a revolutionary change can save the planet.
A World to Win is launched to start a discussion on a way forward in the
21st century. Conferences, discussions and debates will take place
around the proposals in the book. For further information visit the
website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy online at www.aworldtowin.net or send £11.99 payable to Lupus Books
(inc. p&p) to PO Box 942, London SW1V 2AR.
What others say about A World to Win.
David Peace, author of the acclaimed GB84 about the British miners’
"It‘s over 150 years since Marx and Engels first threw down the gauntlet
and declared there was ‘a world to win’. This book is both an answer to
apathy and a blueprint for change."
Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui, Leader of the Muslim Parliament of Great
"At a time when political parties and nation states have become
sub-systems of profit-driven globalisation, A World to Win is a breath
of fresh air – forceful, logical and absorbing to read."
Peter McLaren, Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information
Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
"With the writing of this book, humanity is better equipped to face its
future and is better prepared to realise the socialist alternative that
the world so desperately needs."
Steve Fleetwood, senior lecturer, the Department of Organisation, Work
and Technology, Lancaster University
There is a welcome addition to the growing literature prepared to argue
that "There Is An Alternative". It suggests that the raw materials for a
radical and humane alternative to capitalism are very often already to
hand. The book pulls no punches and its hard-hitting style will no doubt
invite criticism. But this is exactly why it was written and deserves to
Economy based on knowledge: By
-Investment in knowledge and economic effectiveness: a place for Europe
-Organizations and firms: necessary renewal of the European political
-European Political Prospects
The economy is intellectualized: a growing part of the added value and
of what makes the quality of life is ascribable with the use of
For detailed information:
The raw deal: how myths and
misinformation about deficits, inflation, and wealth impoverish America.
By Frank, Ellen.
Beacon Press, 2004. 241p index afp
ISBN 0-8070-4726-0, $24.95.
Marked by high-spirited, readable argumentation and buttressed by
plentiful references, this work affirms that during four successive
administrations since Ronald Reagan's (Republican and Democratic alike),
the public's ignorance of economic matters was exploited by means of
obfuscation and confusion, misrepresentation of the nature of public
finances, and above all by domination by financial interests in US
policy making. As a result, only the richest US families benefited from
wealth creation while average US wages fell during most of the past two
decades. Frank (Poverty Institute, Rhode Island College) attempts to
expose the myths and illusions concerning the stock market's ability to
provide economic security for the majority; the misrepresentation of
federal finances; the excessive fear of inflation promulgated by the
Federal Reserve; and global economic disorder, notably instigated by the
US and the International Monetary Fund. She believes the world is in the
grip of bad policy even with the suggested modifications of the
so-called Third Way by Bill Clinton and Tony Blair. However, Frank
demurs from providing recommendations, noting that academics are too
isolated to make them--never mind the many academic economists whose
careers are in and out of government.
Anthony Werner has a small publishing
company in Britain. He publishes a small economics list which is called
Ethical Economics to distinguish it from orthodox economics. For the
list of books published see the attachment. Further information and
ordering can be obtained from Werner at the following address:
Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd.,
Suite 604, The Chandlery,
50 Westminster Bridge Road,
London SE1 7QY
Tel: 020 7721 7666
Fax: 020 7721 7667
For detailed information:
The Foundation for the Economics
of Sustainability – Feasta
Feasta aims to identify the characteristics (economic, cultural and
environmental) of a truly sustainable society, articulate how the
necessary transition can be effected and promote the implementation of
the measures required for this purpose. Also, you might want to know
about the latest issue of the Feasta Review (no.2), the intermittent
journal of the Feasta group of Irish economists, who are seeking for
re-formulations of economics which will help to turn the economy towards
sustainability. Details on the web-site,
Heterodox Web Sites
Universidad de Malaga- grupo de
A Spanish website which is based on using
internet for teaching and investigation of Latin American Economy
Economiques - L'Economie politique
Queries and Information from Heterodox
Dr. Stephen Merrett is keen to establish
contact with other heterodox economists working in the field of water
resources. His e-mail address is
Paper: CHINA'S DEVELOPMENT
A paper I have written titled CHINA'S
A GAME OF CHESS THAT COUNTERED ORTHODOX DEVELOPMENT ADVICE will be
published in the JOURNAL OF SOCIO ECONOMICS, Volume 4, 2005. It
soon should be available on the Elsevier web site.
This paper focuses on the Chinese transition experience, particularly
the strategy that differed significantly from the standard IMF-World
Bank recipe for transition.
Dr. James Angresano
Professor of Economics
Albertson College of Idaho
from the Professor