Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Issue 302 October 03, 2022 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

Winter is coming and its coming in various forms. For one, we see a somewhat bleak and cold outlook for the next months as the war raging in Ukraine reshuffles economic provisioning systems in terms of food and energy. The situation will be particularly detrimental to many of those who lack the money to pay surging food & energy prices, or the capabilities to quickly adapt to changing circumstances. For another, it could also become a harsh winter for European industries, which also suffer from increasing prices and bottlenecks in supply-chains – as a consequence, these industries face very strong incentives to relocate production to evade the energy price surge. Finally, we should also be prepared to witness a comeback of the Coronavirus in the form of rising incidences across the globe. As safety measures have become less stringent and much more heterogenous across countries, it feels a little like a large-scale experiment testing whether the 'evolutionary drive' of the Coronavirus is really going in a direction that is less damaging and dangerous for the average citizen. While I think the latter is indeed a plausible hypothesis, I am still unsure about the net impact we will experience. But, for the better or the worse, we seem damned to find this one out...

One rather positive thing I associate with the fact that 'winter is coming' is that the many newly enrolled students in our MA program in Socioeconomics at University Duisburg-Essen will have the opportunity to start their studies, which is always inspiring as we do not only have many students (especially if compared to any standard econ program ;-), but ours are also highly talented and motivated people. It is always an honor to teach to them and guide them towards their degree.

However, for me personally the start of the term also implies the start of a harsh commuting schedules with the Deutsche Bahn (German Railway Services). For those who do not know Deutsche Bahn, let me just say it is a really neat example of just how self-damaging the German fetish for being prudent actually is. While, in theory, German trains can go up to 300 kilometres / hour (that is about 190 MPH), they really rarely reach this speed because of a lack of (a) adeqaute tracks, (b) efficient maintenance of trains, (c) professional long-term planning of track-routes. Eventually, this leads to the fact that the average speed on my commuting route is more about 70 miles per hours. So in case you ever need a case study on how not to do public services, I can recommend you check out "Deutsche Bahn" as a possibly appropriate case ;-)

All the best,


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Table of contents

Call for Papers

300th birthdays of Adam Smith, Adam Ferguson, and John Witherspoon (Scotland, July 2023)

18-21 July 2023 | St Andrews, Scotland

In conjunction with the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society, the Institute for the Study of Scottish Philosophy, and the International Adam Smith Society, the Institute of Intellectual History at the University of St Andrews will host a conference to celebrate the 300 birthdays of Adam Smith, Adam Ferguson, and John Witherspoon, and also the 250 anniversary of Johnson and Boswell’s tour of the Highlands and Western Isles.

Plenary speakers:

We welcome paper abstracts (400 words max) and session proposals, both on the themes of the conference, and on eighteenth-century Scottish intellectual life more generally. We also welcome proposals for author meets critics sessions on recent or forthcoming books. A limited amount of funding will be available for PhD students.

Abstracts and proposals should be sent to standconf2023@gmail.com

General enquiries should also be sent to standconf2023@gmail.com

Application Deadline: 25 February 2023.

9th CIRIEC Conference on Social Economy (Seoul, July 2023)

04-06 July 2023 | Seoul, Republic of Korea

The 9th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy will be held for the first time in Asia, more precisely in Seoul, which played a leading role in the development of the social economy in South Korea. Organizers are happy to call for papers that will address issues related to the general theme of this conference, including democratic governance for a democratic society, decent work and social cohesion, cooperation between public, private and social economy, solving environmental and social problems for a sustainable society, measuring the impact of social economy, social economy and platform businesses, legal frameworks, gender issues, sustainable developpement, reconstruction after conflicts or natural disasters and imaginary narratives for the future. Papers on other themes related to the social and solidarity economy are also welcome.

1. Democratic Governance
2. Partnerships Between Public, Private and SSE
3. SSE and Social and Environmental Transition
4. Statistics and Impact Indicators for the SSE
5. SSE and Gig Economy
6. SSE’s Role in Peace Building, Reconciliation and Reconstruction
7. SEE and Legal Frameworks
8. SEE and Green Transformation)
9. SSE Utopias and Imaginary Narratives
10.Gender and SSE

Key Dates:

Instructions for papers & abstracts:

Email Contact
The online platform where to upload the abstracts will be open by end of October 2022


Application Deadline: 31 January 2023.

AISPE-SISE Conference 2023 (Italy, October 2023)

19-21 October 2023 | Palermo, Italy

The Italian Association for the History of Economic Thought (AISPE) and the Italian Society of Economic Historians (SISE) invite economic historians and the academic communities of historians, economists, and other scholars in the humanities and the political and social sciences to submit proposals for a conference on the history of mobility and circulation of resources, people and ideas.

Possible topics to be addressed are:

An abstract of max 500 words for a paper and max 1000 worlds for a session should be submitted to the attention of Pier Francesco Asso, no later than 30 April 2023.

Other sessions: Suggestions for other papers and sessions on original topics in economic history and the history of economic thought are also welcome.

Keynote Speakers: To Be Announced

Official Languages: English and Italian


Scientific Committee

Organizing Committee

Pier Francesco Asso, Manfredi Alberti, Manoela Patti, Luca Puddu (University of Palermo); Dario Dell’Osa (University of Bari)

For further information, see website.

Application Deadline: 30 April 2023.

Call for Contributions for the "Routledge Handbook on the economics of informal economies"

Professor Ceyhun Elgin of Bogazici University, in collaboration with Routledge, is putting together a handbook on the economics of informal economies. Papers selected will be published in the Routledge Handbook for Informal Economy (contract has already been signed) upon mutual agreement by the editor and the authors. Some suggested topics are provided below.

Suggested Topics for Chapters (Authors are free to suggest additional chapter topics)

  1. Part 1. Measures of Informality
  2. Part 2: Different Faces of Informality
  3. Part 3: Informality all Around the World
  4. Part 4. Determinants of Informality
  5. Part 5. Effects of Informality
  6. Part 6. Future of the Informal Economy

Paper submission

We invite researchers to submit their abstracts (up to 200 words) electronically in pdf format to ceyhunelgin@gmail.com

Important dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 15th, 2022

Workshop Date: January 15th, 2023

Submission Deadline for Draft Chapters: March 15th, 2023

Reviews on Draft Chapters sent back to authors: May 15th, 2023

Submission Deadline for Final Chapters: July 31st, 2023

Delivery of the Manuscript to Routledge: October 31st, 2023

Handbook Publication: Winter/Spring2024

Deadline for Submission (Abstract): 15 November 2022

Call for contributions: "The Economic Rise of India: Problems, Challenges, Opportunities"

Please find below the guidelines of the proposed edited book "The Economic Rise of India: Problems, Challenges, Opportunities" and kindly consider to contribute a paper. Academics with a strong interest in, and quality research on India are encouraged to consider participation. Initially, we will need the title, author(s), and abstract of the contribution. Please kindly note that the final collection of the book chapters is highly “selective”.

Editors:Romar Correa,Nikolaos Karagiannis and Zhihua Wang


15-20 distinguished economists, social and political scientists from all over the world, including well-known and accomplished academics who have done good quality research and published extensively on India’s economy, society and polity.


Main Objective:

This book seeks to invigorate debates on the growing forces influencing India’s social and economic evolution. It draws attention to several neglected areas in the discussion of India’s rapid economic expansion, such as, blocked unbalanced endogenous development, mass migration, vexing poverty, and disparities in access to education, public health, housing, funding options, and upward mobility opportunities.

Target Readership (Market and Competition):

The manuscript is intended to serve as an important text for multidisciplinary courses in economic and social studies at junior/senior undergraduate and graduate levels. Consequently, universities, colleges, and other research and policy institutions from all over the world are expected to be important segments of the book market. In addition, the edited book can be of great assistance to academics, government agencies, executives, policy makers, politicians, diplomats, consultants and the general public. It has to be mentioned here that: 1. there is a limited number of multidisciplinary books of this type and quality related to contemporary policy debates ; and 2. the volume discusses a wide range of very challenging and thought-provoking theoretical and policy issues, and offers much-needed pragmatic recommendations. The above two, and perhaps other, are significant strengths of this project.

Tentative Publication Timetable (*):

(*) Early submission is encouraged and would be highly appreciated.


The name(s) of author(s), title of the paper, and an abstract to be submitted to the editors on or before 30 November 2022 to the e-mail addresses: romarcorrea10@gmail.com, Karagiannisni@wssu.edu and Zhi.Wang@gcu.ac.uk

Submission Deadline: 30 November 2022

Calls for URPE & ASE at the Eastern Economic Association (EEA) Annual Meetings (New York City, Feb. 2023)

23-25 February 2023 | Sheraton Times Square, New York City, US

URPE Panels at the 17th Annual URPE @ EEA Annual Conference

Union for Radical Policital Economics (URPE) members are invited to submit entire organized sessions or individual papers to URPE for our participation in this year's 49 Eastern Economics Association Annual Conference to be held in New York February 23 – 26, 2022. In its seventeenth year, URPE @ EEA is continuing to provide a forum for URPE members and economists across the heterodox spectrum to meet and engage each other, and continue to develop the frontiers of radical economic theory. URPE targets building sessions of 3 papers given the short sessions (1 hour 20 minutes), but they can be 4. (Proposals with 3 can have a 4th added if either URPE receives a related single paper proposal that fits there and nowhere else, but again we aim for 3.)

Given their short length, panels that URPE builds out of individual papers do not have discussants, in order to maximize time available for discussion by the audience. However, proposals for fully formed panels may have discussants and/or chairs different from the presenters, if those organizing such panels feel that would benefit the work being presented and discussed.

The deadline for single paper and complete panel proposals TO URPE for presentation in the URPE panels at the Easterns is November 15, 2022.

Submissions for panels or individual papers for the URPE panel will be made through the portal for the conference. This opened September 16, but there is small relabeling of buttons (it is slightly unclear now, and they said they will relabel) used in registering panels for the URPE panels that I am waiting for before I send out the detailed step-by-step instructions for submitting a panel or paper to the URPE panels at the Easterns. I am expecting (I hope) the relabeling to be done by September 20, and then I will send out the Call to URPE members to submit papers and panels.

Please make all inquiries about submissions to Al Campbell at al@economics.utah.edu.

Rules and Notes for submissions to URPE @ EEA:

  1. All presenters must be dues-paying URPE members by the time of the deadline (November 15, 2022). Please email urpe@urpe.org if you have questions about membership.
  2. URPE membership is not a requirement for discussants or chairs not presenting, but we do encourage people submitting panels with such people included to encourage them to join URPE, as part of building URPE so that we are here in the future to continue organizing the development and dissemination of radical political economy.

ASE in-person session @ EEA Annual Conference

The Association for Social Economics (ASE) invites papers for an in-person session at the 2023 Eastern Economic Association (EEA) Conference in NYC. We welcome individual papers on any aspects of social economics as well as proposals for complete sessions centered around a common theme, pedagogical discussions, or panel discussions.

For individual paper submissions, please submit the title, JEL code, and an abstract (250 words) along with your contact information to Pete Vechsuruck [vechsuruck@uri.edu]. For complete sessions, please submit that information for all papers and authors. Some ASE funding may be available to support graduate student travel for those presenting. Please indicate whether you are a graduate student and if so, if you’re requesting funding consideration.

2023 Eastern Economic Association Annual Meetings

General Member Advance Registration: $135 (certain groups have discounted registrations)

The EEA announces the call for papers for the 2023 meetings. Papers in all topic areas of economics and business are accepted. Individual papers as well as full organized sessions are accepted, with submission fees waived for full sessions consisting of at least three papers. Additionally, papers of some allied groups are also accepted through our portal.

Important Information:

Please note: IPE sessions can be submitted through the EEA portal and will be managed as usual by Steve Deloach. Submissionns for groups such as IPE, URPE, CSWEP, and the rest are also handled through the portal.

Special Call

We are looking for papers/abstracts that deal with the economics of Cryptocurrencies and/or Central Bank Digital Currencies. Papers in this area will be given priority. Please submit them through the portal.

Any questions, please email me at aolbrech@ramapo.edu.

Submission Deadline (EEA): 15 October 2022

Submission Deadline (URPE@EEA): 15 November 2022

Submission Deadline (ASE@EEA): 13 November 2022

First International Conference on "Economics and Finance Education and Scholarship" (London, November 2022)

11 November 2022 | London, UK (hybrid)

The School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary University of London is pleased to announce the inaugural conference on Economics and Finance Education and Scholarship. The Education and Scholarship research group invites proposals for presentations and/or panel discussions from academics, researchers and PhD students on the different aspects of inclusion in teaching and learning. We are using a broad definition of inclusion and various interpretations of inclusion are welcome.

Possible topics might be related to how to improve equality and diversity in the teaching of Economics and Finance, analysis of attainments and awarding gaps, or curriculum development exercises that promote inclusion. Presentations should demonstrate innovative pedagogy, new technology, curriculum development, equality and diversity analysis or other ways to improve Economics and/or Finance education at any level of higher education (undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate).

For more information on proposals please visit the conference page. For any questions, please contact sef.education@qmul.ac.uk.

Deadline for submissions: 14 October 2022

HES Webinar Series Announcement: "From Contraception to Abortion in Economic Thought"

In recognition of International Safe Abortion Day, Rebeca Gomez Betancourt, Miriam Bankovsky, and I are pleased to announce an upcoming webinar series sponsored by the History of Economics Society on the topic "From Contraception to Abortion in Economic Thought."

The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization explored not only moral, ethical, and humanistic implications of legal access to abortion but also economic ones. Over 150 economists filed an amicus brief on behalf of Jackson Women’s Health arguing that a substantial body of credible research demonstrated the link between legal abortion access and improved economic outcomes for women that include increased wages, higher family incomes, greater labor force participation rates, and expanded human capital investment. Indeed, linking reproductive rights to economic wellbeing is not a new phenomenon. Indeed, the right of choice in childbearing has been understood to contribute to women’s economic independence at least since the 19 century (Wollstonecraft 1798; J.S. Mill 1869; Wicksell 1880; Perkins Gilman 1898).

We seek to stimulate the consideration of economic thinking on abortion, reproductive rights, childbearing, and population policies spanning the period of 1873 to 1973. This century began with the Comstock Act in the United States, which made it illegal to send an “obscene, lewd, and/or lascivious” materials through the mail, including contraceptive devices and information on contraception or abortion or how to obtain them; it ended with Roe v. Wade, which conferred the legal right to abortion.

We invite individuals who might be interested in developing a discussion on various formal economic arguments used to support or to constrict choice in childbearing to contact Marianne Johnson (johnsonm@uwosh.edu) or Rebeca Gomez-Betancourt (rebecagomez@gmail.com). Topics could include national population and procreation policies, population economics, Malthusian economics, racist and eugenicist policies and programs, women's rights, gender economics, or the intersection of population and climate.

INET Young Scholar Initiative: Workshop on "The Crucial Role of Women within Heterodox economics" (Bogotá, Nov. 2022)

16-18 November 2022 | Bogotá, Colombia

Workshop Theme: The Crucial Role of Women within Heterodox economics: insights from LATAM

The YSI Workshop in the III ICHE will feature four Latin American researchers. They will discuss Latin American womens role in the heterodoxy community.

Economics is a social science where women’s work has been mostly disregarded since its very foundation. Activities related to care, usually performed by women, are taken out of the picture or assumed as a given. Thus, necessary chores to the reproduction of the economy are taken for granted and not much discussion about it is carried out. Also, women's work within the profession shows a high level of inequality. The data show the low participation of women in economics; for instance, only 15% of full professors in the U.S. are women; in Latin America, the figures are closer or even worser. Conversely, within the heterodox community there has been a partial opposite tendency thanks to the contributions of authors and activist such as Frances Perkins, Hellen Keller, Rosa Luxemburg, Joan Robinson, Suzanne De Brunhoff, Susan Strange, Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, Maria da Conceição Tavares, among many others.

Nowadays, other female heterodox economists are under the spotlight because their advances in economic theory and policy. To mention only a few: Mariana Mazzucato's work on the importance of the State's role in developing economies; the insights by Stephanie Kelton on Modern Money Theory; Pavlina Tcherneva's work on job guarantee programs; Nacy Folbre's work on feminist economics; Jayati Ghosh's insights on the development and gender economics; to mention only a few out of a long list.

Thus, we believe it is important to deepen the need to recognize the role of women in heterodox economics, and of course also to highlight the role of Latin American women in this field.

On November 16, 17 and 18, the Third International Conference in Heterodox Economics: the Crucial Role of Women within the Heterodox Economics Community will be held at the National University of Colombia (UNAL) . This event aims to be a space for the dissemination and interaction between young researchers, teachers, and heterodox academics from around the world and particularly from Latin America.

The Latin American and the Gender & Economics Working Group of YSI, jointly with the Grupo de Socioeconomia, Instituciones y Desarollo (GSEID), is pleased to invite you to submit your manuscript. We encourage submission that broadly fall within the topics of the conference (see below), such as:

The YSI workshop would be held on the first day of the Conference, with a panel event which will feature 4 Latin American keynotes speakers (Gabriela Marzonetto, Julia Torracca and Florencia Medici, among others). Moreover, the papers approved for participation in the Young Scholars Workshop will receive comments from the four keynotes. Selected Young Scholars from within and outside Colombia may be eligible for partial travel stipends.

Submission Details

Please find more information on the official website.

Submission Deadline (Abstracts): 7 October 2022

International Network for Economic Method (INEM): 16th Biennial Conference (Venice, May 2023)

24-26 May 2023 | Venice, Italy

The International Network for Economic Method (INEM), in collaboration with the Department of Economics of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, is delighted to announce that the 16th biennial conference will take place in Venice, Economic Campus San Giobbe, May 24–26, 2023.

We welcome proposals for contributed papers and symposia in all areas of the philosophy and methodology of economics. We particularly encourage submissions that combine philosophy and methodology of economics with other perspectives on studying economics offered, for instance, by history and sociology of economics, ethics, political philosophy, as well as by feminist approaches and social ontology.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Douglas Bernheim (Stanford University)

Abstract submission


The INEM Young Scholars Award will be awarded to the best papers presented at the conference by young scholars. Young Scholars are either PhD candidates or scholars who have obtained their PhD after January 1, 2020. Up to three papers will be selected by a committee consisting of INEM scholars. Each will be awarded €500. Young Scholars who submit abstracts for INEM 2023 should also send a separate e-mail toinem.conference.2023@gmail.com indicating their status as such.

Registration fees

INEM membership is required to register for the conference.

If you have any questions about INEM 2023, please contact the organizers via e-mail: inem.conference.2023@gmail.com. For more information please visit the official website.

Submission Deadline: 20 January 2023

Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research: Special Issue on "Institutional Successes in Natural Resources Policy"

There are many examples of institutional and policy failures with respect to natural resource and environmental issues. Examples include the natural resource curse, depletion of common pool resources, and the world’s inability to successfully address climate change. Institutions that fail to keep up with social, economic, technological, environmental, political, and cultural changes become less efficient and effective.

What is less obvious is examples of success where institutions or rules of the game have changed to improve natural resource use and environmental quality. New Zealand’s creation of tradable fishing quotas is a widely emulated example of institutional innovation. Eleanor Ostrom’s work highlighted successes in collective action to manage natural resources. Institutional resilience and adaptability as well as institutional innovations can improve efficiency, reduce conflict, and improve management of natural resources and the environment.

This special issue of the Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research will serve to highlight other examples of successful solutions. We are seeking original contributions that will clarify and illuminate all aspects of institutional and policy successes, current or historical, including cases in which there are both winners and losers. Contributions may include empirical analyses of the results of policy innovations, rigorous case studies, or historical or institutional analysis. Cases in which technological change and research findings have facilitated institutional innovation are also of interest. The scope may include institutional successes at the local, regional, national or international levels. Interdisciplinary papers are especially welcome. Papers should include lessons learned to facilitate replication of successful institutional innovations.

Submit your paper online: Please prepare your paper in accordance with the guidelines posted at website under “Instructions for Authors.” Indicate in your cover letter that your submission is for the Special Issue. Inquiries may be directed to the Editor (Laura McCann).

Application Deadline: 31 October 2022.

New Political Science: Special Issue on "Capitalism and American Political Development" (Online, October 2023)

Edited by James Parisot (Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley) and Jeffrey D. Broxmeyer (Associate Professor, The University of Toledo)

The history of capitalism was linked to the development of the U.S. state. Yet those dynamics remain somewhat unclear. Did the state follow or lead a transition to capitalism in the U.S. during the Long Nineteenth Century? How should we understand the U.S. pathway, as compared with other capitalist transitions, for example, in Canada, Mexico or across Latin America? How did the U.S. build a ‘racialized’ state, in which the federal government was forged alongside slavery and white-settler colonialism? State-building is a process wrought with political conflict from above and below. Did class fractions like merchant capitalists, plantation owners, and rentiers, play a role in building a modern state that would be up to the task of capitalist accumulation? The U.S. also has a history of white farmer rebellions, indigenous struggles against colonialism, feminist and women’s movements, slave rebellions, and disruptions by the propertyless and the displaced. How did social movements, protests, and acts of resistance shape the institutional dynamics and trajectory of the U.S. state over the longue durée?

This special issue of New Political Science invites contributors to explore questions related to U.S. state formation through a critical historical lens. The subfield of American Political Development (APD) has a focus on political institutions but has neglected analysis of class and capitalism. And elsewhere, debates over the history of U.S. capitalism, such as the question of the ‘transition’ to capitalism, and capitalism and slavery, have rarely centered the question of the state or the role of political institutions. This journal issue aims to bring together scholars working on these themes, both inside political science, and through more interdisciplinary approaches in history, sociology, and geography, to reflect critically on the making of the U.S. state. Contributions may be empirical studies that examine aspects of American state formation in the context of the history of capitalism, conceptual pieces that address theoretical problems, or other approaches that push beyond existing perspectives on the topic. Those engaging with Marxist and related critical perspectives on the co-development of politics and social property relations are especially encouraged to submit.

Questions that contributors may engage with include:

This issue follows the standard double-blind peer review process for New Political Science. After a preliminary review by the guest editors, James Parisot and Jeff Broxmeyer, two blind peer reviewers will be selected and asked to evaluate the articles individually for the special issue. Manuscripts should be submitted to the guest editors for initial review at Jeffrey.Broxmeyer@utoledo.edu and james.parisot@utrgv.edu.

The following timeline will be followed for considering manuscripts:

Application Deadline: 15 March 2023.

Portuguese Association of Political Economy: 6th Annual Political Economy Meeting (Portugal, January 2023)

26-28 January 2023 | Vila Real, Portugal

The Portuguese Association for Political Economy (Ecpol) announces the call for communications for the 6th Annual Political Economy Meeting to be held at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, in Vila Real (Portugal), from the 26th until the 28th of January 2023 with the theme Dependences, Asymmetries and Territories.

​The Meeting aims to bring together all those who, from diverse disciplinary areas and approaches, understand economic phenomena as being eminently configured by social, political, legal, cultural, technological and ecological factors and should be studied in their institutional, historical and geographic contexts.

The Meeting begins on the 26th of January 2023 with the EcPol’s Winter School. This pre-conference event will count on the participation of invited experts to comment and steer the discussion of PhD students’ research projects.


Communications on the following topics are welcome:

​Types of proposals accepted:

1. Communications

2. Communications to the panels associated with EcPol’s thematic sections

​3. Free thematic panels comprising 3 or 4 communications

Communications regarding PhD projects should preferably be presented at the Winter School

Proposals must be submitted in the language of the communications (Portuguese, Spanish and English are the work languages of the Meeting).

Proposals for communications and PhD projects must contain the following information:

  1. Title;

  2. Type of proposal (communication, PhD project);

  3. Name, institutional affiliation and email address of the applicant(s);

  4. Abstract and 4 keywords (max. 400 words).

Panel proposals must contain the following information:

  1. Title of the session;

  2. Session summary (max. 200 words);

  3. Name, institutional affiliation and email address of the panel proponent(s) and participants;

  4. Title, abstract and key-words of the communications included in the panel session.


​Proposals for communications and PhD projects should be submited through online submission system by following the link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=6ecpol

Communications to the panels associated with EcPol’s thematic sections

- Thematic panel Political Economy of the Territory, should be submited through the following link: paulo.madeira@ics.ulisboa.pt and p.marques@ingenio.upv.es

- Thematic panel “Towards an epistemology of cohesion and sustainability policies” should be submited through the following link: vneves@fe.uc.pt

Proposals for free thematic panels should be submited through the following link: 6ecpol@utad.pt

Submission Deadline: 10 October 2022

The Great Transition Conference (Montréal, May 2023)

18-21 May 2023 | Montréal, Canada

Conference Theme: Fighting back in Times of Global Crisis: Repoliticizing, Imagining, Achieving

Organized by Alternatives and Historical Materialism

We live in an era of global crisis - ecological, economic, social, and political - that requires a civilizational shift away from all dimensions of the capitalist system. For example, the resurgence of unabashed white supremacy and right-wing nationalist populism is a global phenomenon disproportionately affecting marginalized groups. The worsening of the ecological crisis, coupled with a climate of war, is also reviving a patriarchal culture emphasizing control over nature and over women’s bodies. This context highlights how racial and gendered subordinations are interlinked under capitalism; it is a racialized, colonial, and gendered system. We must therefore conceptualize ways to move beyond capitalism, namely through intersectional, liberation-oriented, ecological and democratic socialism.

To move from resistance to societal transformation, a social project of transition away from capitalism, based on knowledge from both university and community organizing perspectives, is necessary. Thus, the international event The Great Transition: Fighting Back in Times of Global Crisis invites citizens of various backgrounds (activists, trade unionists, members of political parties, students, or academics) to reflect on these questions along three axes: Repoliticizing, Imagining, and Achieving. This conference aims to reinforce ties between academics and activists, but also between francophone and anglophone communities. It also seeks to promote post-capitalist ideas and introduce them to the lay public.

Submission Process

Panels and workshops of 3 to 5 speakers will be prioritized, but individual presentations will also be considered for integration into a panel. Exclusively male panels are discouraged and diversity is encouraged. In addition to the typical conference format, we invite you to submit practical workshops, technology-related sessions, artistic and cultural performances, political actions, or any other creative format. A mix of theory, practice, and art can produce the politicization needed to achieve our collective dreams. Submission can be made via the online portal.

For more information, read the full call for papers here or contact: info@lagrandetransition.net

Submission Deadline: 15 October 2022

Call for Participants

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

20-22 October 2022 | Berlin, Germany

Post-Keynesian economics, based on the original works of Keynes, Kalecki, Kaldor, Joan Robinson, Minsky and oth-ers, 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 imbal-ances 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 na-tionally 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 eco-nomic policy alternatives.

The submission of papers in the following areas is particularly encouraged:

Programme (pdf)

Paper upload


For more information, please contact Sabine Nemitz.

Application Deadline: 20 October 2022

Association for Social Economics (ASE): Webinar on "Growing Up Free from Violence & Abuse" (Online, October 2022)

11 October 2022 | Online 12:30 - 2:00 EDT

The Assosiation for Social Economics (ASE) invite you to webinar session "Growing up free violence & abuse" (GUFOVA), this webinar discusses the EU funded project, GUFOVA, which focuses on the impact of domestic violence on children and the child-related social costs of growing up with intimate partner violence.


Dr. Karin Schönglug andDr. Patricia Bell

You can register in the next link.

Application Deadline: 10 October 2022.

Democratizing Work Global Workshop Series: ”Cooperatives Between Worker Activism and Normalization - A Comparative Perspective” (Online, October 2022)

October 5, 2022 | Online

Time: 8-9.30AM NYC | 2-3.30PM Paris | 5.30-7PM New Delhi | 11PM-12.30AM Sydney

Location: online

Organizers: #DemocratizingWork and OSUN Economic Democracy Initiative

Speakers: Sonia Maria Dias (WIEGO), Suroto Ph (AKSES, INKUR Federation), Morshed Mannan (The New School NYC, European University Institute), with Lisa Herzog (University of Groningen, Netherlands) and Flavia Maximo (University of Ouro Preto, Brazil) as chairs

Cooperatives are often seen as the democratic form of work, with workers not only sharing in governance structures, but actually owning the company. And yet, the form that cooperatives take in different countries is very distinct. In some parts of the world, they result from forms of worker activism, often in response to crisis, and are embedded in broader social struggles for social justice and the emancipation of workers. In other countries, they occupy a small, but stable niche and struggle not to become normalized with regard to business practices and work relations. And in the digital sphere, the principle of cooperatives has been rediscovered in the "platform cooperativism“ movement, which sees growing interest in industries such as delivery or household services.

How much promise lies in the form of cooperatives for organizing work? Do they live up to their promise to give workers real voice in the workplace? How do the experiences in different countries compare, and what can they learn from each other? How could we ensure that more capitalist firms can turn to the cooperative form? This webinar brings together three speakers, from three continents, with ample expertise about the cooperative sector and its specific challenges. Together with them, and in dialogue with the audience, we want to explore how cooperatives can contribute to the democratization, decommodification and decarbonization of work, and what kind of structural changes would allow more cooperatives to be successful.

Training originally in sociology and with a PhD in Political Sciences, Sonia Maria Dias is a “garbologist” specializing in solid waste management. Prior to joining the Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing network (WIEGO), she has had experience as a city officer working in the municipal cleaning agency of her hometown in Brazil, as a consultant for international agencies, and as an Eisenhower Fellow for the Common Interest Program on Challenges of Urbanization, amongst other voluntary and academic roles. Sonia’s interests include promoting social inclusion, gender equity and occupational health in waste forums worldwide.

Registration is mandatory.

Green Economics Institute: 20th Anniversary Conference (Oxford, June 2023)

16-18 June 2023 | Oxford, UK

We are absolutely delighted to invite everyone to come and participate in the Green Economics Institute's 20th Anniversary Conference to be held at St Hughs College University of Oxford on 16th, 17th, and 18th June 2023.

It will be held in person at the lovely St Hughs College for 3 days, with experts and celebrated speakers in economics, climate, biodiversity, and the environment. Celebrate 20 amazing years of the Green Economics Institute and enjoy each other's company and inspire each other to change the world for the better over the next 20 years. This conference will be an opportunity to input to global institutions like the United Nations through our ongoing activities.

Enjoy networking with a diverse group of other participants from all around the world and empower yourself to make a real difference in the future of humanity, nature, and the planet. Become part of our rich diversity and make new partnerships, plans, and projects.

Please note that tickets are required for entry; you can get tickets through Eventbrite here. For additional information please visit the GEI event page.

International Karl Polanyi Society: Webinar Series on "Shaping Provisioning Systems for Social-Ecological Transformation"

The International Karl Polanyi Society invites you to join in on a three-part webinar series on the viability of and approach to the unprecedented societal transformation that is required in light of the social-ecological crisis accelerated by climate change.

Climate research has increasingly highlighted the insufficiency of individual behavioral changes (e.g. green consumerism), shifting the attention to the framework conditions – so-called provisioning systems (e.g. those for energy, food, or mobility) – that enable and constrain individual behavior. Provisioning systems, including elements such as infrastructures and diverse regulations, structure how everyday life can be lived, thereby establishing the conditions of possibility for climate-friendly living. While it is desirable to behave responsibly within existing framework conditions, it is much more important that more and more actors work together to change them. Thus, the key challenge of a social-ecological transformation consists in shaping provisioning systems collectively in a coordinated and goal-oriented way. This webinar series, consisting of three webinars, addresses this challenge from various angles.

Colleen Schneider, Richard Bärnthaler and Andreas Novy explore these and other questions in our upcoming Fall Webinar Series on ‘Shaping provisioning systems for Social-Ecological Transformation’. The first webinar will expand on ‘Synergies between ecological and social provisioning outcomes’, the second webinar will examine ‘Potentials and obstacles in democratizing provision systems for a social-ecological transformation’ and the final third webinar will explore ‘Intervention strategies for a social-ecological transformation in diverse provisioning systems’.


  1. Webinar 1: 4 October 2022, 6:30 PM (CET)
  2. Webinar 2: 18 October 2022, 6:30 PM (CET)
  3. Webinar 3: 8 November 2022, 6:30 PM (CET)

For more information about the series, info on the guest speakers, and the Zoom links for each webinar, please visit the event site here.

Rethinking Economics for Africa Festival (REFA) 2022 (Johannesburg, Sept. 2022)

16-17 September 2022 | Wits University, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa

The organisers of the Rethinking Economics for Africa Festival (REFA) 2022 would like to extend this invitation for you to attend on Friday 16 September and Saturday 17 September 2022. The two-day event will be held in-person at Wits University, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Registration is essential online.

The annual Rethinking Economics for Africa Festival is a progressive space for members of civil society, trade unions and workers movements, students and academics to gain knowledge and engage with the latest economic policy issues facing South Africa and the rest of the African continent. It is specifically catered to general members of the public who do not have a formal background in economics.

The purpose of the Festival is to provide a platform for debate and discussion on how policy-makers should act on issues such as: inequality; poverty; concentration and competition in the South African; climate change and a just transition to a low-carbon economy (and how this will affect workers), as economic policy responses to the cost-of-living crisis. We bring together a wide range of speakers from progressive trade unions, civil society and academia: and not just economists, since we know that economics affects everyone in society.

Visit the REFA Festival 2022 website for more information and for the full programme.

Conference Papers, Reports, and Podcasts

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

The most recent episode of Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast is now online, featuring Rebeca Gomez Betancourt (Université Lumière Lyon 2), current President of the Latin American Society for the History of Economic Thought (ALAHPE). Discussion topics include the history of feminist economics, the "missionary" work of economist Edwin Walter Kemmerer, and Professor Gomez Betancourt's work with ALAHPE and the History of Economics Diversity Caucus.

Please find a link to the Podcast here.

Job Postings

California State University San Bernardino, US

Job title: Assistant Professor

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB’s ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.

Job Summary

The Economics Department at CSUSB seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level starting in August 2023. The position will involve teaching and research in economics, as well as service duties to the Economics Department, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the University.

Typical Activities

The position involves teaching economics courses, engaging in economics research, and performing service to the Economics Department, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the University.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. They must also demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students across a range of disciplines.

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

About the Department

The Department of Economics at CSUSB offers a BA degree in economics and a separate BA degree in political economy, both of which prepare students for careers in government, the private sector, non-profit work, and graduate school. Our BA in economics has three concentrations: general economics, mathematical economics, and applied economics. Our BA in political economy combines coursework in economics with coursework in related disciplines such as sociology and political science, giving students the opportunity to investigate the effects of gender, race, ethnicity, and class on the economy.

To find out more about the Department of Economics, click here: https://www.csusb.edu/economics.

For more information regarding the position, please contact:

Recruitment Chair

Yasemin Dildar

How to Apply

Please submit

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover letter stating your research interests and reasons for applying
  3. Job market or research paper that demonstrates your research program
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages or 500 words maximum)
  5. If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.
  6. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
  7. Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation. Confidential letters of recommendation will be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.
  8. Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

Formal review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be received by October 31, 2022, end of day, for full consideration.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Recruit hyperlink at here.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: 31 October 2022.

Center for Economics and Social Rights, US

Job title: Program Officer

Do you want to help us work towards a just, sustainable global economy? Are you inspired to fight inequalities through evidence-building, advocacy and collaboration? We are seeking a Program Officer with a proven commitment to human rights, economic and environmental justice.

The Program Officer will make major contributions to CESR’s work around the Rights-Based Economy and on global economic governance - ensuring that we are able to expertly challenge the global financial architecture which perpetuates inequalities within and between countries, and propose bold, transformative, rights-based alternatives.

Who We Are

We are an international non-governmental organization that works to harness the power of human rights to inspire fairer and more sustainable economies. Our vision is of a world in which a just distribution of resources and power enables current and future generations to live with dignity, in full enjoyment of their economic and social rights. A key component of our multi-year strategy is to envision a human rights-based economy and catalyze collective action towards it. This is an exciting opportunity for a researcher, advocate and/or activist to join a well-respected, high-impact international organization that is working to advance a more just, equitable and rights-based economy in the context of convergent crises.

What You’ll Do

Reporting to CESR´s Director of Program, the Program Officer will devise and implement effective strategies for research, advocacy, skills-building and movement-bridging, aimed at fulfilling the objectives of CESR’s organizational strategy. Specific responsibilities include:

Research and policy

Advocacy and relationship building

Project management and strategy implementation

Who you Are

To be successful in this position, you will have:



What Else You Need to Know

We’re looking for someone to start relatively soon, ideally before the end of 2022.

CESR is registered as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the state of New York, USA. Since 2020, our team members work remotely from a variety of countries around the world (currently spread across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia). The location for this position is flexible, with a strong preference for individuals based in the Global South. However, you will need to ensure some overlap of working hours with the rest of the team - most importantly, between roughly 12-3pm UTC or 2pm - 5pm SAST most days. Outside the US, typically, we can only consider applicants who are already legally able to work in the country in which they intend to be based. This is a full-time position, with a 1-year contract initially, which will be renewable based on funding and other factors.

The salary range for this position will depend on the candidate’s experience and location, considering relative cost of living and the need to ensure equity and comparability within the team. As an example, based on current rates, the gross salary range for an individual based in New York City, USA would be at USD 65,000 - 72,000 per year, for someone in Johannesburg, South Africa it would be ZAR825,000 - ZAR930,000 per year, and for someone based in Bogotá, Colombia it would be COP150,000,000 - COP176,000,000. (These are illustrative locations only.)

We believe that our current economic model disproportionately hurts the most disadvantaged people in our societies, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ people, and those from working class backgrounds—particularly in the Global South. In line with our commitment to embodying equity and justice in our work and workplace, we aim to center these communities in the work we do, and therefore strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other disadvantaged communities.

How to Apply

Prospective candidates should fill out this form, and upload their CV and a writing sample (2 pages max) as instructed. The deadline for applications is Monday 10th October. Due to the volume of expected applications, we will not be able to respond to individual queries, but we expect to be in touch with shortlisted candidates by late October.

Application Deadline: 10 October 2022.

EUTOPIA Universities, Europe

Job title: Postdoc position


EUTOPIA-SIF post-doctoral fellows will be recruited by one of the six EUTOPIA universities which are part of the programme - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, CY Cergy Paris University, University of Gothenburg, University of Ljubljana, Pompeu Fabra University-Barcelona, The University of Warwick - (host university) on the basis of an individual research project and the quality of their academic profile for a 24-month post-doctoral contract with highly attractive conditions. The selected candidates from the 2022/23 call will start their positions in September 2023.

EUTOPIA-SIF fellowships offer the opportunity to high-profile young researchers to develop their own research projects in the stimulating academic environment of the EUTOPIA Alliance. Extensive research mobility is integral to the fellowships with two compulsory secondment periods: one at another EUTOPIA university (co-host university) and one with an external academic or non-academic partner institution with the aim of fostering the fellows’ entrepreneurial spirit, tangible research impact and innovation. Furthermore, fellows will access a rich training programme, career guidance and academic supervision.

  1. Materials engineering: including advanced analytical science, photonics, new material science, quantum technology
  2. Data & Intelligence: including artificial intelligence, complexity, mathematical modelling, information-systems engineering
  3. Health: including immunology and antibacterial resistance, cancer, ageing, reproductive health, neurosciences
  4. Sustainability: including energy, circular economy, mobility, urban planning, material heritage, water management
  5. Welfare & Inclusion: including business management and finance, governance, ethics, inequality, law and demography

As academic experts following an interdisciplinary approach, fellows will address questions that are central to understanding and shaping the future of our planet, the technologies that shape our lives and the societies we will live in. Interdisciplinary interactions are particularly encouraged within the EUTOPIA-SIF programme, built on the principle that major scientific and societal challenges can only be solved by collaborating with experts from different areas. Applications from fellows in the Arts and Humanities are welcomed in connection with the above-mentioned Key research areas.

Who can apply?

Recognised Researchers (stage 2 in the EURAXESS definition), PhD holder or equivalent, of any nationality, complying with the MSCA-COFUND mobility rule. No seniority condition applies; however, candidates cannot hold a permanent position at the start of the fellowship.

Applicants are entirely free in the design of their research projects. However, they must indicate one or more of the programme’s Key Research Areas to characterize their project. All disciplines, namely applications from the Arts and Humanities, are welcomed in connection with EUTOPIA-SIF Key Research Areas.

MSCA Mobility Rule: EUTOPIA-SIF fellows must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the selected primary host university country for more than 12 months in the 3 years before the call deadline.

Why apply?

MSCA COFUND EUTOPIA-SIF is a highly competitive programme offering very attractive conditions to young researchers for research excellence and career development:

Application Deadline: 15 December 2022.

Harvey Mudd College, US

job title: tenure-track position in economics

The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts (HSA) at Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a tenure-track position in economics, beginning fall 2023. We seek candidates who inspire students to understand the larger historical, cultural and social contexts of which economics is a part. The ideal candidate will have expertise in environmental economics, an interest in teaching writing, and scholarship that both contributes to the discipline and enriches the classroom. The teaching load includes at least one foundational course in economics; a writing-intensive first-year research seminar; and classes focused on environmental economics. Candidates are expected to contribute to the Core Curriculum through a first-year course in academic writing or a seminar centered on the relationship between science and society.

Candidates are expected to have completed the Ph.D. degree by fall 2023. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2022. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, course evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, and two course proposals, including one in environmental economics. The one-page proposals should specify teaching strategies, selected readings, and student learning objectives. Candidates should address their interest and experience in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Materials can be uploaded here.

Those selected for the first round of interviews will be asked to submit additional materials, including letters of reference and a sample of scholarly work.

Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective, residential liberal arts college for STEM education located in Claremont, California, which is approximately 35 miles east of Los Angeles, at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. The HSA Department offers a broad-based liberal arts program, with our faculty representing fourteen disciplines. The Claremont Colleges and Claremont Graduate University, all a short walking distance away, offer significant opportunities for collaboration. There are more than fifty economists across all seven Claremont Colleges, and two ongoing economics seminar series at our sister schools.

Compensation is competitive with comparable institutions and includes a full health and retirement, benefits package, a slate of teaching and research development opportunities, and relocation costs. Harvey Mudd College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to providing a workplace that fosters diversity and inclusion in its faculty, staff, and student body. We welcome applications from scholars typically underrepresented in college faculties.

For more information please visit the official website.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2022

Knox College, US

job title: Assistant Professor of Economics

The Department of Economics at Knox College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Economics beginning September 1, 2023. Knox College is an independent, selective liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.

We seek a colleague to teach and engage students in active learning research opportunities with an emphasis on civic engagement. Candidates must be prepared to teach introductory and intermediate micro and macro theory. Preferred specializations and teaching interests include: labor economics, health economics, the economics of inequality, feminist economics, game theory, behavioral economics, and economic history.

We especially encourage candidates who can contribute to Knox’s interdisciplinary departments and programs, including Health Studies, Public Policy, Peace and Justice Studies, Environmental Studies, and International Studies. Our department is methodologically diverse and encourages applications from pluralist/heterodox economists.

We welcome applications from members groups historically underrepresented in the field and in higher education so that the diversity of our faculty better matches our student body. With over 35% of the student body identifying as American students of color and more than 15% international students, the College seeks to provide instruction that is appealing and welcoming to all of Knox’s students. Experience working with diverse populations of students and a commitment to teach successfully in a multicultural environment are expected.

The position involves a six-course teaching load (two courses in each 10-week trimester) that includes courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, but also introductory and intermediate level micro or macroeconomics as well as courses that contribute to the general liberal arts curriculum.

Knox College provides a competitive salary and a strong benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, and access to a retirement plan; a tuition remission benefit is available after a two-year waiting period. Additional information can be found on our Human Resources webpage.

Application Process

Qualifications: Ph.D. is expected at time of appointment; exceptional ABD candidates will be considered. Teaching experience with undergraduates is preferred.

Candidates should submit:

  1. A letter of application that addresses the qualifications listed above, explains the applicant’s undergraduate liberal arts teaching philosophy, attention to diversity, and current and future research agenda
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Three confidential letters of recommendation.
  4. Transcripts for courses completed in PhD program.

Submission via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/113764.

Review of applications will begin November 21 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications completed by December 12 will receive priority for preliminary interviews conducted via online video conference in early January. Additional materials, including scholarly work and teaching portfolio with syllabi, may be requested of candidates during the screening and interview process.

Questions may be addressed to econsearch@knox.edu.

Application Deadline: until position is filled

National University of Colombia, Colombia

Job title: Position on Historian of Economics

The National University of Colombia has just posted a job opening for a historian of economics in its Medellín campus. You can find the details here (Perfil T-06).

Application Deadline: 28 October 2022

University of Groningen, Netherlands

Job title: Assistant Professor in International Political Economy

In an effort to build a thriving group of international political economy scholars, the University of Groningen in the Netherlands is looking to appoint at least one and up to three tenure-track assistant professors in IPE. Please note that the requirement to be able to teach quantitative methods applies to only one position--the others are open to any methodological specialization and any subfield of IPE. The ideal starting date is February 2023, but this is negotiable. Applications from junior and senior candidates will be given equal consideration.

The position combines teaching (60%) and research (40%) in the field of International Relations, with an emphasis on economic globalisation under the Chair Group International Political Economy (IPE). Proven research and teaching experiences with quantitative methods are required as you are expected to contribute to the department’s recent efforts to strengthen research and education using quantitative methods.


For more information about this position please visit the posting page here. Should you have any questions about the vacancies, you can e-mail Prof. Lukas Linsi (l.a.linsi@rug.nl) or Prof. Herman Hoen (h.w.hoen@rug.nl).

Application deadline: 31 October 2022, 11:59pm (CET)

University of Utah, US

Job title: Assistant Professor of Economics, Environmental & Sustainability Studies

The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample 1

Optional Documents

  1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Evaluations
  6. Example of Research 1

The Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure-track position in the field of environmental, ecological, or resource economics at the Assistant Professor rank. This is a tenure track appointment in the Department of Economics, with a shared appointment in Environmental & Sustainability Studies (ENVST) (75%/25%).

Strong preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate exceptional research potential and a solid understanding of the ethical aspects of environmental justice and inequality, although this need not be the focus of their research. Some preference will be given to candidates willing to engage, at some point in their future career and to some extent, with environmental concerns in Utah.

The Department of Economics has faculty members using diverse methodological approaches. The Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program has interdisciplinary faculty with specialties across social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and geography/earth systems science. The successful candidate will embrace this diversity and be committed to excellent teaching and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The appointment will begin on July 1, 2023, subject to final budgetary approval. A completed Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment. More information about the Department can be found at https://www.economics.utah.edu. More information on the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program can be found at https://envst.utah.edu/.

Review of applications will begin immediately, with initial online interviews expected by the first week of December. Submit applications by December 1 at the latest to be considered for initial interviews, although, the position remains open until filled. To be considered, please submit a letter describing your interest and the relevance of your research agenda for this position, including how your work and other experiences contribute to the success of underrepresented students, your curriculum vitae, a sample of writing/research, teaching evaluations (if available), and three letters of reference.

The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. The Department of Economics is deeply committed to equity and social justice and strives to remove barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups. We therefore actively seek to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity. The Department has a history of mentoring untenured faculty and providing a supportive environment for attaining academic and professional goals and milestones.

Contact: Mickey Escamilla, Administrative Officer at Department of Economics, University of Utah, 260 South Central Campus Drive Room 4100, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9300 or mickey.escamilla@utah.edu.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

​​​​​​​Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany (1/2)

job title: Senior Researcher in Researcher in Comparative/International Political Economy

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne is currently seeking a Senior Researcher in the Political Economy Project Area, headed by Lucio Baccaro. We welcome applications in particular from scholars interested in comparative capitalism broadly defined and in the interaction between comparative and international political economy. Pay and benefits are based on the German public sector pay agreement (TVöD EG 13; EG 14 after evaluation). The full job posting can be found only here.

Applicants will have completed a PhD in political science, sociology, economics, or a related discipline by the time they take up the post, and will show promise of excellence in their publication record. Excellent knowledge of English is essential. The starting date is October 1, 2023 or an earlier date by agreement. 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). We offer excellent working conditions in an internationally oriented research institute. 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 Max Planck Society advocates diversity and equality. In particular we welcome applications from women and applicants with severe disabilities.

Application Procedure

We look forward to receiving your application in English (cover letter, two- to three-page project proposal, CV, copies of your qualifications, list of publications, selected journal article, and the names and addresses of two referees) as a single PDF document. Applications can only be submitted via our online application tool. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2022.

For more information on the research agenda, please visit the official website.

Application Deadline: 15 October 2022

​​​​​​​Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany (2/2)

Job title: Postdoctoral Reseachers (m/f/d) in Social Sciences

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) invites applications from postdoctoral researchers (m/f/d) in Social Science in the following areas:

The MPIfG offers two-year contracts based on the collective agreement for the public service (TVöD E 13), starting on September 1 or October 1, 2023. The Institute provides an attractive environment for postdoctoral researchers to pursue their own research projects within the scope of the Institute’s research program.

Successful candidates are chosen on the basis of scholarly excellence, a research proposal outlining a project to be pursued at the MPIfG (up to 3 pages), and a job interview in person or via video conference. Postdoctoral researchers have their own office at the MPIfG. They are expected to reside in the Cologne area, work at the Institute, and actively participate in its intellectual life. 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 Max Planck Society advocates diversity and equality. In particular we welcome applications from women and applicants with disabilities.

Application Procedure

We look forward to receiving your online application. It should be submitted in English or German. Applications by email cannot be considered. For further information on the program and on how to apply, please look here. The deadline for applications is December 20, 2022 (23:59 CET). Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been successful at the end of February.

Application Deadline: 20 December 2022


Deutscher Prize 2022: Announcement on Shortlisted Books

The Deutscher Prize is awarded annually for a book which exemplifies the best and most innovative new writing in or about the Marxist tradition.

The Committee is pleased to announce the shortlisted books for this year’s prize:

Follow the Deutscher Prize on Twitter (@DeutscherPrize) for further updates from the Prize and upcoming podcasts with the nominees or visit the official website.

E-axes Research Prize: "Challenges Climate Change Poses for Central Banks"

The E-axes Forum awards an annual prize to recognize outstanding research conducted by young scholars in macroeconomic policies and sustainability.

Topic of this Year’s Prize

Applicants must submit a completed but unpublished paper on: “Challenges Climate Change Poses for Central Banks"

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

Prize Award Criteria

The E-axes Forum will assess papers using three selection criteria: i) innovative thinking and scientific merit, ii) implications for policymakers, and iii) relevance to the themes described above. The prize amount is $5,000 and is intended to support the recipient(s) in their research activities. The total cash award is the same for both single and co-authored papers. Should more than one winning paper be selected, the total cash award will be distributed equally between the authors of the prize-winning papers.

Eligibility Requirement

The prize is intended to support young researchers in their early career development. Eligible candidates must either have completed their PhD in 2015 or later; or are completing their PhD in 2022-2023. Both single and co-authored papers will be considered. However, all authors of a co-authored paper must comply with the eligibility requirement.

Submission Procedure

Applications with completed papers and a CV should be submitted by email to prize@e-axes.org by midnight EDT on September 30th, 2022. The winner(s) of the award will be announced on November 28th. The winner(s) will present their research findings at the E-axes Forum’s webinar on December 5th 2022.

Prize Committee Members

Submission Deadline: 30 September 2022.

Edgard Milhaud Prize 2022: Winner's Announcement

Next to celebrating its 75th anniversary, the 33rd CIRIEC International Congress awarded the Edgard Milhaud Prize. The Edgard Milhaud Prize was created in 2008 to commemorate the founder of CIRIEC International. The Prize aims to encourage and recognise the work of a young researcher or expert working on CIRIEC themes. For the 2022 edition, the topic was "New global dynamics in the post-Covid era: challenges for the public, social and cooperative economy".

Two grants were awarded this year.


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Massimo Florio: To what extent patents for Covid-19 mRNA vaccines are based on public research and taxpayers’ funding? A case study on the privatization of knowledge

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Books and Book Series

A Modern Guide to Creative Economies

Edited by Roberta Comunian, Alessandra Faggian, Jarna Heinonen and Nick Wilson | 2022, Edward Elgar

Bringing together a series of new perspectives and reflections on creative economies, this insightful Modern Guide expands and challenges current knowledge in the field. Interdisciplinary in scope, it features a broad range of contributions from both leading and emerging scholars, which provide innovative, critical research into a wide range of disciplines, including arts and cultural management, cultural policy, cultural sociology, economics, entrepreneurship, management and business studies, geography, humanities, and media studies.

Designed to push the boundaries of understanding on the topic, this Modern Guide initially addresses definitional and methodological challenges, before offering new perspectives on the theory and practice of creative and cultural entrepreneurship, and exploring the role of networks and the importance of place and mobility. The book concludes by re-imagining creative economies, raising issues of inequality and justice, care and solidarity, and opportunities for value recognition, while providing new visions of inclusivity, cultural capability, and future development.

A timely reflection on the importance of creative economies, this Modern Guide will be a critical read for students, scholars and policymakers working to support and develop future inclusive and sustainable creative economies.

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Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet

by Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin | 2020, Verso

The environmental crisis under way is unique in human history. It is a true existential crisis. Those alive today will decide the fate of humanity. Meanwhile, the leaders of the most powerful state in human history are dedicating themselves with passion to destroying the prospects for organized human life. At the same time, there is a solution at hand, which is the Green New Deal. Putting meat on the bones of the Green New Deal starts with a single simple idea: we have to absolutely stop burning fossil fuels to produce energy within the next 30 years at most; and we have to do this in a way that also supports rising living standards and expanding opportunities for working people and the poor throughout the world. This version of a Green New Deal program is, in fact, entirely realistic in terms of its purely economic and technical features. The real question is whether it is politically feasible. Chomsky and Pollin examine how we can build the political force to make a global Green New Deal a reality.

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Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences: The State of the Art

by David Byrne and Gillian Callaghan | 2022, Routledge

This expanded and updated edition of Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences: The State of the Art revisits the use of complexity theory across the social sciences and demonstrates how complexity informs approaches to various contemporary issues in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, widening social inequality, and impending social and ecological catastrophe wrought by global warming.

The book reviews complexity theory in the practice of the social sciences and at their interface with ecological science. It outlines how social theory can be reconciled with complexity thinking and presents a review of the way research can be done using complexity theory. The book suggests how complexity theory can be used to understand and evaluate governance processes, particularly with regard to social inequality and the climate crisis. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is also examined through a complexity lens, reviewing how complexity thinking has been employed in relation to the pandemic and how implementing a complexity framework can transform health and social care. The book concludes with a call to action and the use of complexity theory to inform critical thinking in the education system.

This textbook will be immensely useful to students and researchers interested in social research methods, social theory, business and organization studies, health, education, urban studies, and development studies.

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Developments in Entrepreneurial Finance and Technology

Edited by David B. Audretsch, Maksim Belitski, Nada Rejeb and Rosa Caiazza | 2022, Edward Elgar

This book offers cutting-edge insights into the changing landscape of entrepreneurial finance, as digital technologies play an increasingly dynamic role in the world economy. Assessing the rapid development of innovative technologies in entrepreneurial ecosystems, it contributes to a wider discussion on the role that technology plays in facilitating and commercializing ideas in the context of global finance.

Chapters offer a systemic, comparative analysis of the interplay between financial activities and digital technologies, reflecting on the acceleration of the development of innovative technologies and alternative financing. The book includes thoughtful discussions of women entrepreneurs, crowdfunding, business angels and big data, connecting these topics to wider discussions of technology-based entrepreneurship. Offering interdisciplinary insights from a variety of entrepreneurial contexts, including startups, universities, corporations, and the public sector, contributors demonstrate the role of digital technologies in facilitating entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Bringing together state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative research on entrepreneurial ecosystems, this book offers crucial insights for academics and researchers of entrepreneurial finance looking for a better understanding of the contemporary role of digital technologies in alternative financing. Policymakers and practitioners will also benefit from the managerial implications of real-world scenarios analyzed by contributors.

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Fintech: A Revolution or a Transitory Hype?

Imad A. Moosa | 2022, Edward Elgar

This incisive book presents a critical evaluation of fintech, the use of technology to provide financial services. While fintech has been hailed as a game changer and a disruptor, Imad Moosa illustrates critical similarities between the present popularity of fintech and the dot-com hype of the early 2000s.

Presenting a detailed account of the growth of the technology used in the provision of financial services, the book offers an expansive introduction to the fintech industry as it exists and functions in the 21st century. Moosa advances an in-depth assessment of the costs and benefits of financial technologies, debunking popular myths, highlighting the risks that necessitate regulation, and examining fintech-related fraud. In investigating the propaganda used to justify the ‘war on cash’ and glorify cryptocurrencies, the book considers whether fintech is an evolution or a revolution, ultimately characterising fintech as a transitory hype.

Utilising empirical data and topical case studies to underpin its analysis of fintech, this timely book will be an invaluable resource for academics interested in financial technology. Its investigation into proliferating regulatory problems brought about by the emergence of small firms will also prove beneficial to politicians and policymakers.

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Handbook of Banking and Finance in Emerging Markets

Duc Khuong Nguyen | 2022, Edward Elgar

Emerging markets are increasingly facing significant challenges, from a slowdown in productivity, rising debt, and trade tensions to the adverse effects of proliferating global uncertainty on domestic financial systems. This incisive Handbook examines the ongoing dynamics of global financial markets and institutions within the context of such rising uncertainty and provides a comprehensive overview of innovative models in banking and finance.

Chapters investigate the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and economic activities, as well as other global factors such as geopolitical shifts, digital transformation, and climate change. This expansive range of perspectives demonstrates how emerging market policymakers have been forced to rethink their banking and financial industries to spur sustainable and inclusive growth. Global in scope, the Handbook features contributions from more than 70 experts, offering key insights into new developments in banking and finance, and considering how emerging markets might overcome the pandemic, shape the new normal, and foster economic sustainability.

This ambitious Handbook will be an essential read for regulators and policy analysts who will benefit from its innovative perspectives on advancing governance of banking and finance sectors in emerging markets. Its exploration of forthcoming directions for research will be of special interest to academics and research scholars in related fields.

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How to Engage Policy Makers with Your Research The Art of Informing and Impacting Policy

Edited by Tim Vorley, Syahirah Abdul Rahman and Phil Wallace | 2022, Edward Elgar

Increasingly, academics are finding that engaging with external stakeholders can be both fruitful in undertaking research and an effective way to impact policy. With insightful and practical advice from a diverse range of contributors, including academics, policy makers, civil servants and knowledge exchange professionals, this accessible book explores How to Engage Policy Makers with Your Research.

With a practical focus, this book combines an array of real-life experiences and insights from the perspectives of both academics and policy makers who are experienced in informing and impacting policy. The book comprehensively illustrates how academics can more effectively engage with policy makers through a range of interdisciplinary insights and case studies. The book explores the value of research for policy, as well as modes of engagement with policy for researchers across the various stages of their career.

Providing practical insights to seize the opportunity of engaging policy makers in research, this innovative book will be an excellent resource for social science academics as well as policy makers looking to benefit from academic research insights. The book provides a better understanding of how the worlds of academics and policy makers can come together to realise greater policy impact from research expertise.

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Land Is a Big Deal

by Lars A. Doucet | 2022, Shack Simple Press

The conflicts of the last century have trained us to see capital and labor as two fundamentally opposed camps–if we want to stimulate growth and economic progress, it means squeezing workers, and if we want to take care of workers it means accepting higher taxes, more barriers to starting and running a business, and a hit to overall economic growth (or so the conventional wisdom goes). But what if we've been missing out on a crucial piece of the puzzle, something that flips the entire script?

In this book, an evaluation of and elaboration on Henry George's seminal work, Progress and Poverty, Lars A Doucet uncovers the hidden role of land in shaping the entire economy - and once you've seen it, you can't un-see it. Land, and the policies that govern it, hold an incredible and largely forgotten power over our lives. When land is wasted and squandered, we get sky-high rents, oppressed workers, ruined businesses, depleted natural resources, a polluted earth, and an impoverished society. Land is a big deal, and this book will explain the problem and what we can do to solve it.

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Permanent Distortion: How Financial Markets Abandoned the Real Economy Forever

by Nomi Prins | 2022, PublicAffairs

It is abundantly clear that our world is divided into two very different economies. The real one, for the average worker, is based on productivity and results. It behaves according to traditional rules of money and economics. The other doesn’t. It is the product of years of loose money, poured by central banks into a system dominated by financial titans. It is powerful enough to send stock markets higher even in the face of a global pandemic and threats of nuclear war.

This parting from reality has its roots in an emergency response to the financial crisis of 2008. “Quantitative Easing” injected a vast amount of cash into the economy—especially if you were a major Wall Street bank. What began as a short-term dependency became a habit, then a compulsion, and finally an addiction.

Nomi Prins relentlessly exposes a world fractured by policies crafted by the largest financial institutions, led by the Federal Reserve, that have supercharged the financial system while selling out regular citizens and leading to social and political reckonings. She uncovers a newly polarized world of the mega rich versus the never rich, the winners and losers of an unprecedented distortion that can never return to “normal.”

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Principles of Institutional and Evolutionary Political Economy: Applied to Current World Problems

by Phillip Anthony O'Hara | 2022, Springer Nature

This is the very first book to explicitly both detail the core general principles of institutional and evolutionary political economy and also apply the principles to current world problems such as the coronavirus crisis, climate change, corruption, AI-Robotics, policy-governance, money and financial instability, terrorism, AIDS-HIV and the nurturance gap. No other book has ever detailed explicitly such core principles and concepts nor ever applied them explicitly to numerous current major problems. The core general principles and concepts in this book, which are outlined and detailed include historical specificity & evolution; hegemony & uneven development; circular & cumulative causation; heterogeneous groups & agents; contradiction & creative destruction; uncertainty; innovation; and policy & governance. (Other concepts and principles are also analyzed.)

This book details the nature of how these principles and concepts can be used to explain current critical issues and problems throughout the world. This book includes updated chapters that have won two journal research Article of the Year Awards on climate change (one from the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy, EAEPE); as well as a Presidential address to the Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) on corruption.

The structure of the book starts with two chapters on the principles of institutional and evolutionary political economy: firstly their history, and secondly a chapter on the contemporary nature of the principles and concepts. This is followed by nine chapters applying some of the core principles to current world problems such as the coronacrisis, climate change, corruption, AI-robotics, policy, money & financial instability, terrorism, HIV-AIDS and the nurturance gap. The book finishes with a conclusion, a glossary of major terms and an index. The author’s principles are well established in the literature and this book provides a detailed exposition of them and their application.

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Reforming Capitalism for the Common Good: Essays in Institutional and Post-Keynesian Economics

Charles J. Whalen | 2022, Edward Elgar

This book of selected essays presents constructive analyses of vital economic problems confronting the United States since the 1970s, giving special attention to challenges facing working families. The analyses, produced by Charles Whalen over three decades, address the causes and consequences of macroeconomic instability, job offshoring, community economic dislocation, financialization, and income inequality. They also explore the various dimensions of worker insecurity and underscore the dynamics of an ever-changing economy. The result is a compelling case for reforming capitalism by addressing workers’ interests as an integral part of the common good, and for reconstructing economics in the direction of post-Keynesian institutionalism.

Whalen’s reformist approach builds not only on the institutional economics of John R. Commons, but also on the post-Keynesianism of Hyman Minsky, who stressed that society should be democratic and humane. To that end, the book gives attention to policy-making processes as well as policy details.

Scholars and students of economics and labor studies will appreciate the incisive analyses and real-world focus. Historians and economic sociologists will be interested in the book’s attention to the evolution of US capitalism; and policy analysts and concerned citizens will welcome its emphasis on economic reform and optimistic vision for our economic future.

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The Many Faces of Socioeconomic Change

by John Toye | 2017, Oxford University Press

Development is not a purely economic phenomenon; it also has a strong sociological element. The Many Faces of Socioeconomic Change explores how economic socio-cultural and political aspects of human progress have been studied since the time of Adam Smith. Surveying narratives of how development occurs, from early evolutionary models to recent types of development theory, it outlines the main long-term changes in how socioeconomic development has been envisaged through time.

The Many Faces of Socioeconomic Change presents the argument that socioeconomic development emerged with the creation of grand evolutionary sequences of social progress that were the products of Enlightenment and mid-Victorian thinkers. By the middle of the twentieth century, when interest in accelerating development gave the topic a new impetus its scope narrowed to a set of economically based strategies. After 1960, however, faith in such strategies began to wane, in the face of indifferent results and a general faltering of confidence in economists' boasts of scientific expertise. In the twenty first century, development research is being pursued using research methods that generate disconnected results. As a result, it seems unlikely that any grand narrative will be created in the future and that Neo-liberalism will be the last of this particular kind of socioeconomic theory.

With a broad scope of content and clear exposition of academic thinking this book guides the reader through the way in which the policy adopted as a consequence of modern theories has been less effective because of the neglect or a misunderstanding of the social context within which they operate.

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Unravelling The Persistence of Dollarization The Case of Georgia

by Ia Eradze | 2022, Routledge

This volume engages with the roots, dimensions, and implications of foreign currency domination in states with a national currency. Referred to as unofficial dollarization in literature, this is a worldwide phenomenon among developing countries and has a long history.

This monograph provides a political economic analysis of dollarization in Georgia and is structured around three themes: the genesis of dollarization (1991–2003), the persistence of dollarization (2003–12) and the politicization of dollarization (2012–19). The case of Georgia is especially representative of the post-socialist transition states, but also has wider applicability. A high level of dollarization is a significant barrier to economic growth, macroeconomic and political stability, functional monetary policy, as well as social welfare. The Covid-19 crisis and the increasing debt of developing countries in foreign currency exacerbate dollarization-related vulnerabilities for these economies. This book will be of interest to postgraduate students in global/comparative political economy, development economics or transition economies, researchers in monetary sovereignty, central banking, exchange rate policies, currency hierarchy, money, financialization, and policy makers in dollarized countries and global institutions.

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ASE Announcement: complimentary membership structure

The Association for Social Economics (ASE) is pleased to announce a complimentary membership structure. Based on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) List of Official Development Assistance (ODA) Recipients, members from least developed countries, low income countries, lower middle income countries and territories, and upper middle income countries and territories receive a free, one-year membership with renewal!

The ASE Executive Council (EC) approved this update in December 2021 for a two-year trial period with the possibility of extension upon review of the program. Eligible members will thus receive a complimentary membership for at least two years, but will need to renew their respective membership at the end of the first year into the second year. Closer to the end of 2023, the EC will review the program and make a decision about its continuance. We hope this program provides some relief from the potential financial resource hurdle associated with joining the ASE. To get started, visit the membership page of the ASE website.

Scroll down to and click on "Complimentary Membership" in the bottom right corner. Based on your location, the landing page on the next screen will alert you to your eligibility status based on your detected location. Should you run into any issues or believe you've reached a particular status in error, please reach out to the ASE Executive Secretary, Chris Jeffords at christopher.jeffords@villanova.edu.