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Issue 306 January 09, 2023 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

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Table of contents

Call for Papers

20th STOREP Annual Conference Rethinking Economic Policies: The Role of the State in the post-Covid-19 (Italy, June 2023)

15-17 June 2023 | Università di Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy

Rethinking Economic Policies: The Role of the State in the post-Covid-19. 20th STOREP Annual Conference

Both the Covid-19 pandemic started in early 2020 and the onset of the Russia-Ukraine war in 2022 have represented unprecedented shocks for the world economy, exacerbating pre-existing inequalities and socio-economic crises inherited from the Global Financial Crisis and its aftermath. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, governments and central banks have taken swift and massive action to mitigate its economic and financial negative consequences. Welfare and labour market interventions in most countries have avoided dramatic further increases in unemployment, prompting a renewed debate over the need for more inclusive labour markets, increasing women and young participation, limiting the use of flexible work arrangements and setting minimum wage policies. The European Commission has suspended the Stability and Growth Pact (up to 2023), turning to strategies aimed at restoring economic growth. The International Monetary Fund has recommended focusing on public investments, both in infrastructures and research and innovation, to facilitate economic recovery by stimulating long-term and more inclusive economic growth.

The explosion of the Russia-Ukraine war in 2022 has however increased uncertainty, and depressed consumption and investment. The rising energy costs have led companies to reduce production and postpone investment, while inflation has strongly reduced the purchasing power of households, particularly those at the bottom of the income distribution. Such a new reality and the pressing need to tackle economic stagnation, inflation, increasing inequalities, labour market fragmentation and the rapid growth of non-standard forms of employment call for a radical change in the way public policies are to be formulated and interpreted. This requires a whole reconstruction of economic theories explaining public intervention, considering the essential role of the State and other policy-making institutions both in steering and orienting economic growth and addressing social, economic, and territorial disparities. The history of economic thought can provide relevant contributions helping to reflect on the role of the state in economic policy at times of crisis, through the tools of historical comparison, as well as on the role of the state in a historical perspective.

The 20th STOREP Conference,Rethinking economic policies: The role of the State in the post-Covid-19”, will be held at the University of Bari, Department of Political Sciences, June 15-17, 2023. The Conference will be preceded by the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) pre-conference events (June 14-15, 2023). The Conference (General program) aims to catalyse a national and international debate on how the role of the State and policy-making institutions needs to be rethought to tackle current societal challenges by promoting a pluralist discussion, through historical multidisciplinary perspectives.

We are pleased to announce that distinguished colleagues Isabelle Ferreras (University of Louvain and Harvard Law School) and Pasquale Tridico (President of INPS, National Social Security Institute, and Roma Tre University) will join the conference as keynote speakers. Maria Pia Paganelli (Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas) will give the seventh “Raffaelli Lecture”. STOREP also organizes a joint initiative with the Institute for New Economic Thinking on “Public investment, Industrial Policies and the European Strategy” with the participation of distinguished colleagues Francesco Saraceno (OFCE-Sciences Po), Annamaria Simonazzi (Sapienza University of Rome), Gianfranco Viesti (University of Bari Aldo Moro).

“Guest Discipline”: Sociology

Economics’ increasing variety and fragmentation are also the product of “reverse imperialisms” by former victims of the dismal science’s expansionism. The mainstream of economics is in fact currently populated by a series of research programs that significantly deviate from the neoclassical core and have their origins in other social science disciplines.

Starting from 2023, STOREP invites scholars from a neighboring discipline to discuss this latter’s relationships with economics in a historical perspective, including the impact it currently has on economics itself, as well as the contribution it can make to creating a new transdisciplinary behavioral science in the future.

STOREP 2023 welcomes abstract and session proposals from Sociology and Economic sociology. To encourage participation, facilitations are provided in the form of extended deadline and discounted fees.

The Review of Political Economy (ROPE) will consider selected papers presented at the STOREP Conference for publication. Participants have to submit their papers to ROPE within six months after the Conference. Manuscripts submitted through this procedure will go through peer review as usual. STOREP is also pleased to announce that a series of academic journals have expressed interest in considering Conference papers for publication.

Important dates

Visit the website for details about submissions and registration.

Young Scholars STOREP Awards

(1) STOREP provides two Awards of 1000€ each (so as to make it possible to reward both history-of-economic-thought articles and more policy-oriented papers) for the best articles presented at the Annual Conference by young scholars under 40 years of age. All applications, with CV and the final version of the papers, should be sent to segretario@storep.org no later than December, 31, 2023.

(2) Scholarships for young scholars (under 40 years of age, non-tenured). In order to be eligible, the applicant is required to submit a Curriculum Vitae and an extended abstract (2,000 words ca., both to be uploaded on the Submission website) on any topic relevant to the history of political economy, by March 27, 2023. The final version of the papers must be uploaded within April 21, 2023.

Please find further information here.

Submission Deadline: 13 March 2023.

5th International Marxfem Conference (Warsaw, November 2023)

November 2023 | Warsaw, Poland

In a post-pandemic world, further shaken by increasing precarity and military conflicts, gender relations and labour struggles take a sharper, possibly radical, turn. Growing insecurity pushes the responsibility and maintenance of increasing amounts of care work onto those who are traditionally forced to provide it: women, migrant workers, and the poor. Since the 1990s, the precarization of the labour market, reinforced by supposedly post-political narratives, has allowed institutionalised health and care systems to be dismantled, shifting their functions to informal, external networks or already overwhelmed individuals. Our recent experience of lockdown, has further expanded the financial potential of globalised digital-based corporations, making them the new daily reality and core of capitalist production. The ongoing murderous European border regime and the Russian aggression against Ukraine further intensify the sense of insecurity and deprivation. The current backlash takes us decades back, with the anti-gender movements and fascist tendencies combatting women’s and minority rights endangering the future of the next generations. In these transitions, critical feminist analysis and responses become a necessary companion of social diagnoses and reactions, making these largely invisible changes comprehensible and allowing for the articulation of new challenges as well as new forms of resistance. During our conference, we would like to focus on feminist theoretical, political, cultural, and artistic responses to current crises.


The participation in the International Marxist Feminist Conference is free of charge. We invite individual papers and panel proposals. We also invite literary and artistic responses and feminist theory/practice contributions.

We will try to provide some costs of the speakers (travel and accommodation), please signalize your interest in such support in your presentation/panel proposal.

Please send your proposals written in English language (no more than 300 words + a short bio/affiliation) by 31 January 2023 to: apps@marxfemconference.com

For more information please visit the Website.

Submission Deadline: 31 January 2023

6th International Conference on “Economic Philosophy” (France, June-July 2023)

29June – 1 July 2023 | Lille, France

All our economic activities are transforming ecosystems and threatening the natural habitats that support all forms of life. This is what is known as the Anthropocene. Its advent corresponds with the beginnings of capitalism and with the industrial revolution, justifying for some the neologism of the “capitalocene”. The destruction of our commons - the climates, environments and species of earth - seems irreversible, threatening life on earth. Humanity becomes the subject of this event, regardless of cultural or national affiliation and we do not have the institutions to deal with this historically unparalleled challenge, nor do we know which scientific discipline is able to tackle it. The main currents in economic science all try to answer with their devices for measuring the good, its growth, its distribution, and its use. Are they equipped to measure and remedy the destruction of our common goods?

The different branches of economics are not in capacity to provide a universal measure, able to go beyond the political divisions of nation states, beyond the production, distribution, and consumption of wealth. Humanity, understood as the economic agent of the Anthropocene, does not know how to act; it is paralyzed and as consequence we do not know what to do or how to act. Economics is in trouble and seems helpless and silent. This crisis therefore is not only an economic crisis, nor just a crisis of humanity or a crisis of meaning, it is also and above all a moral, intellectual, and scientific crisis. In other words, it is a crisis of the spirit that animated Modernity, a spirit present in contested claims of economics to provide the measuring instruments to guide individual and collective action. Economic philosophy is called upon, but can it still instruct and guide us in the face of the challenges of the Anthropocene?

Part of the economics profession continues to believe that this science has the means to respond to these challenges, that it has the tools and the method to construct and propose new indicators to guide collective choices. It calls upon the legislators of all countries in the hope that they will unite in a common program of ecological and economic transition, without calling into question the spirit of economic theory, of capitalism and of Modern Times in general. But isn't this political economy, which sees the legislator as the privileged economic subject, exhausted? Can it include the common good in its measuring devices? Are money and the centralized banking system still relevant institutions in the face of emergency? Is the Anthropocene not a symptom indicating the loss of the economic sovereignty of states? Etc.

The question of another economy raises out of these questions. The economy has not always had the globalized capitalist form that we know today. In the past, other economies existed that did not constitute a monetary system of production and exchange under the authority of Leviathan. Hence the following questions, which constitute avenues for reflection for this conference:

Finally, in the urgency of the present situation, reflections on types of ecological rationality, environmental injustice, the commons and the common, ecological transition and democratic deliberation, and all other philosophical and economic contributions from thinkers who have contributed to this field of research will be welcome.

The languages of the conference will be English and French.



Please find further information here.

Application Deadline: 20 January 2023

8th Regulating for Decent Work Conference (Switzerland , July 2023)

10-12 July 2023 | Geneva, Switzerland

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 unleashed a crisis of great magnitude, exposing the fragility of socio-economic systems globally and underlining the vulnerabilities faced by people, especially in the world of work. Inequalities between and within countries became starker. In developing countries in particular, the pandemic revealed the extreme economic insecurity and vulnerability of workers in the informal economy. As the pandemic subsided, and while the labour market impacts – ranging from lost labour incomes to persistent gender gaps and limited access to social protection – were still being felt by many, the global economy and people’s lives were hit further by cascading crises. The climate crisis, conflicts, disruptions to global supply chains, among others, have led to rising inflationary pressures, further heightening the uncertainty in the labour markets.

The interlinked crises can threaten the development of the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized populations, including the well-being of those in high-income countries, where the cost-of-living crisis has been unfolding with ever greater ferocity. Not only do these crises undermine efforts to ensure decent work for all but could also hamper efforts to make labour markets more inclusive and resilient and risk further increasing inequalities between and within countries. In developing countries in particular, with large social protection deficits, overcoming these crises has been quite challenging as macroeconomic policies are severely restrained owing to lack of fiscal space and financial constraint. Challenges in global value chains have further heightened uncertainty with many small firms in both advanced and developing countries facing issues ranging from the cancellation of contracts to changes in payment terms, which have had major implications on workers as well as significant knock-on effects on prices. The multitude of these challenges has led many policymakers and researchers to explore the development of alternative policies and approaches to address the crises in advanced and developing countries alike. The crises are impacting workers’ well-being in a complex manner. The climate crisis – heat waves and floods – is already having profound impacts on the lives and livelihoods of people, and these impacts are being felt even more acutely in developing countries.

The RDW conference in 2023 will explore the implications of today’s multiple and interlinked crises on the world of work. There have been growing calls for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all, which provides an opportunity to create decent jobs, address prevailing inequalities, strengthen social protection systems, enhance inclusion, and promote transition from a highcarbon economy. The conference will focus on what transformative policies and innovative institutions are required to tackle the labour and social consequences of the multiple crises in the world, and to ensure a more equitable and just society. Papers are invited to present research results and to propose new ideas and policies with a focus on: (i) pro-employment macroeconomic policies in times of crisis and transition; (ii) trade and global value chains in times of crisis: implications for decent work; (iii) the role of institutions in ensuring decent work and universal social protection; and (iv) regulatory innovation in an era of crises.

The 8th RDW Conference will be held in the International Labour Office, Geneva, from 10–12 July 2023. The Conference will be co-hosted by the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Labour Studies / Hugo Sinzheimer Institut für Arbeits- und Sozialrecht (AIAS-HSI), the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law (CELRL), the University of Toronto’s Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources (CIRHR), Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies (CISLS), the University of Durham’s Decent Work Regulation Project, the Cornell University’s ILR School, the University of Duisburg-Essen’s Institut Arbeit und Qualifikation (IAQ), the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), the Korea Labor Institute (KLI), the University of Witwatersrand’s Southern Centre for Inequality Studies (SCIS) and the University of Manchester’s Work and Equalities Institute (WEI). Researchers from all regions are welcome. In past years, the Conference has attracted researchers from a range of fields that include law, economics, industrial relations, labour and development studies and geography.


Track I. Pro-employment macroeconomic policies in times of crisis and transition

Track II. Trade and global value chains in times of crisis: Implications for decent work

Track III. Role of institutions in ensuring decent work and universal social protection

Track IV. Regulatory innovation in an era of crises


Abstract submission (RDW Fellowship applicants): 15 January 2023

Abstract submission (General and Special Session proposals): 31 January 2023

Communication of acceptance (RDW Fellowship applicants): 28 February 2023


The organizing committee invites you to submit abstracts for the 2023 RDW Conference:

The abstracts will be selected on the basis of a double-blind peer-review process. The selection will be based on (i) thematic fit (15 per cent), (ii) innovative nature (25 per cent), (iii) policy relevance (10 per cent), (iv) contribution to the literature and body of knowledge in general (15 per cent); and (v) quality of methodology and analytical rigour (35 per cent).

Authors can submit more than one abstract but can present only one paper at the Conference.

Guidelines for final papers can be found on the conference website. It is expected that a Special issue for a Journal will be produced, drawing on selected conference papers.


Special Sessions devoted to existing research projects or specific themes with an international content are encouraged. They will be 90 minutes in length and involve at least three presenters. The proposals:

Deadline for submission of Special Session proposals: 31 January 2023.

The proposals will be selected on the basis of a double-blind peer-review process. The selection will be based on (i) thematic fit (15 per cent), (ii) innovative nature (25 per cent), (iii) policy relevance (10 per cent), (iv) contribution to the literature and body of knowledge in general (15 per cent); and (v) quality of methodology and analytical rigor (35 per cent).

Guidelines for final papers can be found on the conference website.


There will be no fee for conference participants. Travel costs must be met from participants’ own resources, although limited funds will be available for authors of selected papers who are from and reside in developing or emerging countries (see “RDW Fellowships” below).


A unique aspect of the RDW Conference is the commitment to creating an environment for global research dialogue, especially between developed and developing countries. In this respect, a RDW Fellowship fund has been established to support researchers from and residing in developing or emerging countries who may otherwise be prevented from attending. Interested researchers who have not been awarded a RDW Fellowship grant before are strongly encouraged to submit their abstracts no later than 15 January 2023 (please note that this deadline for submission is two weeks earlier than the general deadline). Successful applicants will receive RDW Fellowship grants of an amount determined by the estimated cost of travel and other expenses. In the case of multiple authors, only one author will be granted the fellowship.

Further details are available at the RDW website.

For any queries, please contact the Conference Organizing Committee.

Submission Deadline (RDW Fellowship applicants): 15 January 2023

Submission Deadline (General and Special Session proposals): 31 January 2023

Deadline for submission of Special Session proposals: 31 January 2023

Annual IIPPE Conference in Political Economy: The Chronicles of Multiple Crises Foretold (Spain, September 2023)

6-8 September 2023 | Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain

2023 Annual IIPPE Conference in Political Economy
Theme: The Chronicles of Multiple Crises Foretold

Following the Global Financial Crisis and the ongoing covid pandemic, alongside the chronic, if intensifying, impacts of environmental degradation and global conflicts, burdens of adjustment are increasingly being consolidated and/or shifted upon those who are already worst placed to live let alone survive the volatilities that have derived from the unprecedentedly inegalitarian tendencies attached to contemporary capitalism. Such developments have been complemented by corresponding vulnerabilities and oppressions, especially where deriving from authoritarian populism, in political and cultural spheres, the severities of which have been disproportionately experienced on the basis of nationality, race, gender, disability and sexual orientation.

How are we to understand these unprecedented trajectories in contemporary capitalism, both in broad analytical and historical terms, and in the details of specific crises, contexts and struggles? How are these crises being interpreted by mainstream scholarship and policymakers, and what are the alternatives grounded in alternative framings with the motivation of building movements to bring about both short-term mitigation and secure long-term responses to neoliberalism’s multiple dysfunctions, inequities and iniquities?

This is the preliminary Call for proposals for presentations at the conference on any aspects of political economy. Submissions may be made as (a) proposals for individual papers (which IIPPE will group into panels), (b) proposals for panels, (c) proposals for streams of panels, or (d) proposals on activism. Like last year, proposals will be made to an electronic platform. We expect to open the platform about February 15 with a deadline for proposal of March 15, 2023.

A second Call will go out in early January, and a third when the submissions platform is opened about February 15. That Call will contain detailed instructions for submitting a proposal of any of the four types.

Please find further information on website.

Submission Deadline: 15 March 2023.

Call for contributions: Sharing classroom stories among heterodox scholars

Teaching heterodox economics can range from being wildly empowering by creating critical discussions in classrooms to being a daunting challenge due to barriers at the global academic or classroom levels. This discussion is complex and invites learning from each other. The present call is created to support early career researchers and teachers navigating this polarized academic space. The aim is to create a publication where we can learn from other’s experiences and share our own within a like-minded community. Ultimately, the ambitions are to be strategic in the creation of heterodox content, to identify leverage points in creating curricula, and to make classrooms aligned with real world issues. The output of this call is an online collection of short essays. The essays contained in this single edition online collection are succinct contribution of 500 to 1,000 words. The questions that we wish to address go as follow:

We do not expect submissions to be academically written: this collection can be understood as a magazine with various short stories. These stories are aimed at helping young heterodox scholars navigating teaching and for us to learn from struggles and success stories. The collection will be distributed through pluralist and heterodox networks like Rethinking and Reteaching Economics and shared on the Economy Studies platform. We are committed to inclusive practices and encourage applications from women, people of color and minorities. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact Clara Dallaire-Fortier (clara.dallaire-fortier@ekh.lu.se). A short online workshop is planned in spring.

Submission Deadline: 28 February 2023

History of Economics Society Conference (Canada, June 2023)

22-25 June 2023 | Vancouver, Canada

The History of Economics Society will hold its 50th meeting from June 22 to 25, 2023 in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The conference will take place at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel by APA, located at 1180 W. Hastings St., Vancouver.

We invite individual paper and session submissions through our website. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2023. The early registration deadline is April 15, 2023.

Vancouver has hosted three other History of Economics Society conferences; this will be the first in the City's downtown core, close to Stanley Park, Canada Place.

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR, CYVR) is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, 16 km (7.5 miles) from the conference hotel by car; 38 minutes via SkyTrain's Canada Line to Waterfront Station (plus a 12 minute walk to our conference hotel).

We are very happy to announce our plenary speakers: (i) Tim Brook, perhaps best known for Vermeer's Hat (2008) but speaking to us on his more recent work on how cartographic interactions between China and Europe enriched economic thought; and (ii) a panel on the history of economic freedom indices, featuring Michael Walker (founder, Fraser Institute), Robert Lawson (Economic Freedom of the World Report), and Simeon Djankov (LSE). Ross Emmett will give the presidential address.

The Annual Conference of the History of Economics Society is one of the most important international gatherings of historians of economics. The conference provides an opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues, to learn about new research in the field, and to talk with journal and book editors and bloggers.

We are hosting our welcome reception on the evening of Thursday, June 22. Our 50th Annual Meetings will take place June 23 to 25 at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in Vancouver, Canada.

*The Call for Proposals will be posted on the SHOE list in Late December or early January.

Conference registration opens January 9, 2023

Early Registration Discount ends April 15, 2023

2023 HES Conference Proposal FORM

2023 Conference Program (TBA)

2023 Preliminary program of HES

Please find further information here.

Submission Deadline: 1 March 2023.

International Conference “Different Shades of Red: Rediscovering the Plurality of Socialism and Communism in Europe in the Twentieth Century” (Montréal, Oct. 2023)

26-28 October 2023 | Department of History, University of Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Conference Theme: "Different Shades of Red: Rediscovering the Plurality of Socialism and Communism in Europe in the Twentieth Century”

Organizers: Carl Bouchard and Marie-Josée Lavallée, Department of History, University of Montréal

The conference will be held in English and French.

Socialism and communism were radical democratic projects that aimed at providing a comprehensive solution to the economic, political, and social issues brought about by the fast development of industrial and finance capitalism in the 19 century against the background of the rise of mass society. These projects put forward a vision of the common good championing universal equality, freedom, and social justice, whose flourishing would result from a revolution overthrowing capitalism and establishing collective property and people’s self-government and self-management. Today, however, socialism and communism are still viewed as failed ideologies and reduced to the paradigmatic forms they embodied in history. Socialism is cut down to the so-called postwar social-democratic compromise with capitalism and the ruling classes, which dragged it away from its original commitment to overcome capitalism and empower the proletariat. The Keynesian moment failed to transform social relations and was short-lived. Communism also turned its back on this ideal, but even worse, it morphed early on into one-party systems that created authoritarian, centralized, repressive, police, and even dictatorial states, which allowed for new class privileges rather than abolishing them. While these failures are undeniable, bounding our appraisal of socialism and communism to them made us forget that they were radical democratic projects and encompassed a diversity of practices and theories.

Interrogating the movements, organizations, parties, factions, and theories in rupture with mainstream socialism and communism, which often flourished out of a refusal to endorse the latter’s perceived renunciation of the emancipatory projects they put forward, provides a privileged vantage point to rediscover the radical democratic nature and the plurality of these ideological political complexes. Unnumerable men, women, and young people who struggled to build an egalitarian, free, and just society for all did not endorse all the practical and theoretical twists and turns of mainstream socialism and communism in their historical deployment. Their oppositional stance marginalized them and sometimes exposed them to repression and purges within their own ranks, and at times cost them their freedom or lives.

Historians, philosophers, and political scientists are neither the sole nor the main ones responsible for the historical void surrounding these alternative practices and theories because the dominant actors were careful to nip in the bud the “deviationist” trends and to shut dissident voices, thus leaving few testimonies of these contestations. Also, given that alternative and innovative visions were less diffused, they left fewer traces. This conference intends to make these voices heard and map the practices and theories labeled as either ‘radical’, ‘oppositional’, ‘left revolutionary’, ‘leftist’, ‘ultra-leftist’, or ‘dissident’ in different countries, and innovative figures, theories, institutions, and movements, in order to produce a comprehensive and comparative picture of the currents that made up socialism and communism throughout their historical deployment in Europe in the 20 century.

A collective volume based on the conference papers is planned: thus, papers presented at the conference must not have been previously published. The conference welcomes paper proposals on the following themes (other relevant topics are also welcome):

Confirmed keynote speaker: Talbot Imlay, University Laval, Québec (Canada). Other keynote speakers are to be confirmed.

Submission Process

Please send your abstract of 300-500 words to marie-josee.lavallee@umontreal.ca on January 13, 2023, at the latest.

You can visit the conference’s website (which will be regularly updated) at http://www.differentshadesofred.com.

Submission Deadline: 13 January 2023

International Network for Economic Method (INEM) Conference (Italy, 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.


Anna Alexandrova (Cambridge University)

Douglas Bernheim (Stanford University)

María Jiménez Buedo (UNED, Madrid)


CONTRIBUTED PAPERS: Abstracts for contributed papers should be 700–1,000 words (extended abstracts).

SYMPOSIA: A symposium is composed of three of four papers (in both cases the allotted time is 90 minutes) that address a shared theme. Symposium proposals should contain a short summary of the topic and motivation of the symposium (250–300 words) accompanied by abstracts of the symposium papers (500–900 words each). Book symposiums will also be considered.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please prepare your submission for anonymous review, and submit it through Sciencesconf.org: https://inem2023.sciencesconf.org.


The deadline for the submissions of both papers and symposia is January 20, 2023.

Decisions will be communicated by February 15, 2023.

Conference registration: February 16May 15, 2023.

Venice is typically very busy at the end of May, so please book your accommodation as soon as possible:Hotel Info


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. If you are a Young Scholar, and want your submission to be considered for the INEM Young Scholars Award, please select "Paper - Young scholar" when submitting athttps://inem2023.sciencesconf.org


The Journal of Economic Methodology (JEM) will publish a special issue from a selection of the papers presented at the INEM 2023 conference. The special issue is planned for publication in December 2024. Accepted papers will be published online as soon as the review process is completed. The deadline for the submission of papers for the INEM 2023 Conference Special Issue of JEM is September 15, 2023.


Regular fees: $100.

Reduced fees for young scholars: $70. Young Scholars are either PhD candidates or scholars who have obtained their PhD after January 1, 2020.

Social dinner: extra €60 for everyone.If you have any questions about INEM 2023, please contact the organizers via e-mail: inem.conference.2023@gmail.com

Please find further information here.

Submission Deadline: 20 January 2023.

International Workshop: Moving Beyond IPE’s Blind Spots (London, March 2023)

17 March 2023 | King’s College London, UK

The workshop is organised by Lucia Pradella and John Narayan; Department of European & International Studies (King's College London, UK)

In recent years, two leading International Political Economy journals – New Political Economy and Review of International Political Economy – have declared the need to identify the key ‘blind spots’ in the field and make IPE scholarship more aware of its potential oversights, biases, and omissions. This has led to a revival of reflections on colonialism’s co-constitutive relationship with capitalism and the link between racialisation and contemporary capitalism. These calls to ‘decolonize IPE’, however, have seen a curious lack of engagement with Marxism, world systems and dependency theories, and revolutionary anti-imperialist and anti-racist thought. This confirms a longer-term decline in these leading IPE journals’ dialogue with these traditions (cf. Clift, Kristensen & Rosamond 2020). These theoretical traditions, however, not only help shed light on IPE’s blind spots on colonialism, racism, and gender oppression, they also push it to rethink its own foundations and offer alternative theoretical and political lineages for IPE from Europe’s peripheries and the Global South. At a time when debates about decolonisation and imperialism have become so entangled, as in the wake of war in Ukraine and increasing tensions between the US and China, this engagement has become even more vital for the future of the discipline.

This international workshop aims to bring together established and early career academics to explore these alternative lineages, explain why they are key to understanding the current conjuncture and expand the field of vision of IPE’s blind spots. We invite interventions that speak to this Call for Papers, including:

Some funding for travel and accommodation has been kindly made available by the Department of European and International Studies. We will facilitate the participation of international speakers by holding the workshop in a hybrid format.

250 word abstracts should be emailed to Lucia Pradella (lucia.pradella@kcl.ac.uk ) and John Narayan (john.narayan@kcl.ac.uk ) by January 15th 2023. Our aim is to organise an international workshop to discuss the selected papers and then submit a special issue proposal to an IPE journal, possibly by the end of March 2023.

Submission Deadline: 15 January 2023

The Future of Trade in a Polarized International Order (Online & Austria, June 2023)

23 – 25 June 2023 | C3 Centre for international Development, Vienna, Austria

I. Motivation and Objectives

Neoliberal globalization is in deep crisis. After more than 30 years, with its emphasis on the progressive liberalization of international trade, investment and financial flows, this political paradigm might arguably approach its demise. This is the result of the full unfolding of the internal contradictions produced by it. These include in particular chronic financial instability, rising global inequalities, and an increasingly dysfunctional economy, marked by growing vulnerabilities in global production networks and, last but not least, an evident failure to deal with the climate crisis. On the political terrain, this is matched by a loss of legitimacy of liberal democratic systems, and the rise of authoritarian populism both in the capitalist core but also in the countries of global South. At the international level, a geopolitical confrontation between the United States and China has been unfolding, which poses a growing threat to global peace.

All of these developments have resulted in a profound crisis of global politics precisely at a moment in history, when international cooperation to tackle the grand challenges of our time has become extremely difficult. Within the next years the time window for enacting decisive action against the impending climate catastrophe will be closing. The decisions of the next few years will thus largely prefigure the fate of societies throughout the 21st century. Against this situation, progressive social forces both in the academic community and civil society must not stand aside. Instead, they need to stand up to their social responsibility and strive to make a contribution to tackling the grand challenges of our times. A transdisciplinary cooperation between the socially committed academic community and civil society on a progressive agenda for international economic cooperation is needed.

In this vein, the conference wants to achieve three main objectives:

  1. Advance new conceptual as well as analytical approaches to the analysis of trade and international economic cooperation in a changing international order;
  2. Promote a progressive economic agenda for the 21st century based on solidaristic international cooperation that responds to the challenges of socio-ecological transformation.
  3. Facilitate the debate between the academic community and the community of practice, i.e. policy-makers, social activists, trade unionists, to foster transdisciplinary networks of research and political action.

II. Format and Topics

Against this background, contributions from both communities are explicitly welcome and can be made in two categories: “Research papers” and “Discussion papers”. Research papers are solicited from a variety of academic disciplines, such as e.g., Economics, Political Science, International Relations, International/Global Political Economy, Sociology, Development Studies and Law. Research papers will be accepted strictly on criteria of academic quality and relevance to the topics of the conference. Accepted papers will be assigned to parallel thematic tracks.

In marked contrast to standard academic conferences, we also want to encourage contributions from social activists, trade unionists as well as other civil society stakeholders in the form of “Discussion papers”. On the basis of ongoing work, campaign and struggles, they should provide analysis, alternative visions and approaches to current issues. These papers can be rather short (roughly 4 – 8 pages), are not expected to follow academic conventions, but nonetheless should be clearly written and structured. The focus is on sharing experiences and on raising issues, where a need for further research and analysis is considered pertinent. “Discussion papers” will be accepted on criteria of political relevance and diversity of perspectives offered. “Discussion papers” will be presented in multi stakeholder workshops providing space for feedback and discussion between civil society and academics/researchers.

We are seeking contributions particularly with respect to the following topics:

  1. The changing politics of trade in the EU and beyond: trade policy has long been criticized for its neoliberal orientation, its strong deregulatory bias, as well as for lacking transparency and democratic accountability. On the other hand, more recently, in EU trade policy some modestly progressive initiatives such as a reform to investment dispute settlement, or the inclusion of human rights and sustainable development provisions in trade agreements have been forthcoming. We are particularly interested in contributions that offer critical analyses of the institutional mechanisms and modes of governance of trade policy (in the EU and other regions), assess current policy issues and debates, and offer alternative conceptualizations of the strategic objectives and governance of trade policy, that privilege transparency, accountability and broad-based participation of civil society. We encourage submissions focussing on trade policy at national, regional or global level. Contributions that use political economy approaches, critical state theory or progressive legal approaches are particularly encouraged.
  2. The impact of recent shifts in the global political economy on production networks: against the background of the pandemic, the climate crisis and increasing geopolitical rivalry, what shifts can be already observed in global production networks? What challenges and prospects do shortened supply chains, near-shoring and more regionalized forms of production networks hold for more resilient production, for more balanced forms of chain governance, for more ecologically sustainable and socially-inclusive forms of production? Which policies are driving these trends and how do they interact with or are in conflict with trade policy? What role do e.g. due diligence legislation, EU Green Deal policies such as the farm-to-fork strategy, the circular economy initiative or strategic industrial policy play, respectively?
  3. Alternative conceptualizations of trade policy and new approaches to international economic cooperation: The advent of the era of multiple crises, including the global financial crisis, the climate crisis and other ecological crises, the social crisis characterized by rising levels of poverty and inequality, the security and humanitarian crises in many parts of the Global South, the food and energy crisis in the wake of the war in Ukraine, all point to the need for a fundamental rethink of the role of trade policy in the future. Against the background of the crisis of the WTO as the main institutional mechanism for multilateral trade governance, and given the necessary socio-ecological transformation of our modes of production and consumption, we are interested in contributions that propose alternative visions of the role of trade (in a broad sense, i.e. including investment, IPRs, regulations etc.) in global society and make specific proposals of what that would entail for trade governance in general as well as for rebuilding more inclusive and balanced international organizational and legal frameworks. Contributions from a variety of theoretical and normative positions, are again encouraged.

III.Deadlines and Organisation

The deadline for submission of proposals for papers is: 10 March 2023.

Please send an abstract (max. 500 words) via the website.

Decisions on accepted papers will be made by 30 March 2023. In case of acceptance, full papers are due by 2 June 2023. All papers will be posted on the conference web page.

The conference language is English. The conference venue will be the Centre for International Development in Vienna/Austria, see: www.centrum3.at

A number of conference sessions (plenaries, workshops) will be held in hybrid format.

Further information on registration, the conference programme and other organization issues will be made available online via the conference webpage: end of April.

The Organisation Committee of the conference consists of: Werner Raza (ÖFSE), Cornelia Staritz (University of Vienna), Alexandra Strickner (Attac Austria), Oliver Prausmüller (AK Wien), Monika Feigl-Heihs (AK Wien), Florian Horn (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Brussels), Theresa Kofler (ÖFSE). An Advisory Board will be formed, consisting of both academic and civil society representatives. Further enquiries may be directed to the conference coordinator Theresa Kofler.

Please find further information here.

Submission Deadline: 10 March 2023

Workshop on "Value and Valuation" (Berlin, Sept. 2023)

26-27 September 2023 | Berlin, Germany

Workshop Theme: "Value and valuation: Foundations and interdisciplinary perspectives"

Workshop organization: Michaela Haase, Freie Universität Berlin, Marketing-Department, michaela.haase@fu-berlin.de

‘Value’ and ‘valuation’ are crucial concepts for the understanding of major approaches and theory developments in many social-scientific disciplines and research areas. Academic interest in these concepts, however, is not symmetrically distributed; theories of these respective concepts are typically not developed within the same research area and draw on different philosophical and empirical foundations. Indeed, recent studies have called for interdisciplinary research in this area (Heinich 2020). Overlaps of research subjects also point to this need; for instance, economics, economic sociology, and marketing researchers have each studied markets for non-standardized goods or services in which actors face quality uncertainty (e.g., Akerlof 1970; Jacob 2002; Rössel and Beckert 2013). Institutional perspectives have provided an umbrella for value-related analyses in a variety of disciplines or research fields such as philosophy and economics (e.g., Clark 1916; Dewey 1939; Foster 1981; Schumpeter 1909; Tool 1977), institutional logics (Edvardsson et al. 2014; Friedland and Alford 1991), and French sociological approaches (Boltanski and Thévenot 2006; Boxenbaum 2014).

The concepts of value and valuation have several meanings, and these meanings can only be grasped within concrete theoretical frameworks (Kjellberg and Mallard 2013; Krüger and Reinhart 2016). The umbrella term ‘value’ has also led to various distinctions (e.g., subjective and objective value; economic, social, and environmental value; private and public value; intrinsic and instrumental value). The origin and interpretation of values (e.g., as transcendental, metaphysical entities or ideals; as evolving, embodied, or experienced in social reality; with reference to Dewey as explained in Mitchell 1945) is still subject to debate.

In the social sciences, post–Hobbes and Locke (Lutz 2002) discussions of value and valuation have taken place in both individualist and non-individualist foundations of the social realm. The neglect of context and social embeddedness (Zelizer 2000) in economics has given rise to ‘heterodox’ approaches such as Catholic economics and social economics (Dann and Dann 2016; Lutz 2002). Max Weber’s interpretation of cultural reality as value-laden reality is worth mentioning here. He (1973[1904], 196) called ‘economic value’ the ‘notorious fundamental concept of economics (Nationalökonomie)’ and the ‘pain child (Schmerzenskind) of our discipline’ (1973[1904], 209 f.). Economics and sociology in particular have been concerned with the relation between social-economic action and society. The German idealist tradition placed individual needs alongside collective needs (Curi and Almeida 2022), and representatives of the German Historical School called for consideration of the moral aspect of economic action (Haller 2004). Institutional economist John M. Clark’s (1915) distinction between ‘value-to-society’ and ‘value-in-society’ gave expression to the distinct concepts of social embeddedness, social value, and private interest (or private value): Value-to-society is related to the view that social and economic actors can (should) strive for not only privately determined value. Value-in-society indicates the social influence on what is considered valuable and the valuation process and finds expression in the impact of (social, political, or moral, inter alia) norms and belief systems on economic valuation processes (for the translation of cultural value into economic value, see Fourcade 2011; Hutter and Throsby 2008). What Boltanski and Thévenot (2006) named ‘orders of worth’ or ‘worlds’ can be considered cognitive patterns or sets of beliefs about the common good, and various forms of the common good are anchored in practical rules of good practices.

This might be read as a late reconciliation of views once considered contrary – for example, social value as an instrument of thought (Schumpeter 1909) or as a characteristic of socio- economic structure (for Veblen’s theory of leisure class, see Tool 1977; and for classical social economics, see Lutz 2002). In the mainstream of some disciplines, however, the development of value theories has come to a standstill (Dekker 2021; Pitts 2021; Riese 1973) while in others new theories have emerged that changed perspectives – for example, the sociology of exchange (Zelizer 2017 [1979]) and the new economic sociology (Beckert 2009; Zelizer 2000), “bringing culture and values to the center of analysis” (Healy 2017, xiii), the orders-of-worth approach (Boltanski and Thévenot 2006), and further (neo-)pragmatic approaches (Blokker 2011; Hutter and Stark 2015; Lamont 2012).

Sociologists regard value and valuation as fundamental to social order (Krüger and Reinhart 2017). Value and valuation are assumed to play crucial roles in the emergence of social order, social conflict, and social change. They either focus on the influence of given value orders on social action in particular situations where action needs to be taken and decisions need to be made (Boltanski and Thévenot 2006), or they focus on how people practice valuation and seek to discover the value orders they apply (Lamont 2000).

In marketing, interest in value and valuation has been on the increase for more than two decades. Marketing scholars have proposed that the existence of the organization depends on its ability to create value for or co-create value with the customer (Slater 1997). The legitimacy of marketing practice is based on its contribution (role) in meeting customer needs (Schwarzkopf 2011).

Analysis of value in marketing draws on both subjective and objective accounts, including phenomenological experience and neoclassical cost-benefit analysis. Service-related perspectives in marketing studies draw on experience or phenomenology (Vargo and Lusch 2014); they are therefore bound to the individual as valuator. Recent attempts to extend the concept of individual value to ‘collective value’ have their starting point in the individual as well (Eggert et al. 2019; Kleinaltenkamp et al. 2022). Making reference to social-psychological or cognitive processes, they address a problem Mitchell (1945, 294) stated more than half a century ago with regard to social ethics: “The main concern of the social ethicist is not that of individual evaluation but corporate valuation.” From a contemporary perspective, the need for multi-level analyses becomes apparent at this point.

While approaches that address social values or the common good still have a niche existence in marketing, the discipline has shown growing interest in addressing the major global problems caused by neglect or disinterest in nonprivate value and social values such as equality, freedom, justice, and environmental sustainability (Lutz 2002). We are interested in theoretical-empirical analyses of valuation processes as well as in the assessment, comparison, and development of theoretical frameworks that can be helpful to improve the understanding and study of value and valuation. Historical analyses of the initial situation in the aforementioned disciplines, as well as others, are welcome, as are analyses of current questions or problems in this interdisciplinary field. We propose the following connecting questions/topics, which are to be understood as starting points, and invite additions:

  1. Economists have sought to limit the study of value to economic value, which has restricted the ‘space of axiological possibilities’ (Heinich 2020, 78) for the analysis of value and valuation and furthered the distinction between different types of value (e.g., economic, social, environmental). Following this view, most marketing scholars confine the creation of value to the private (business) organization, thus restricting the types of valuators as well. Is value created only within the walls of factory buildings or throughout the social terrain (Pitts 2021)? How is economic value creation related to other kinds of (aesthetic, ethic, cultural, moral …) value, and how are other kinds of value translated into economic value (Beckert and Aspers 2011)?
  2. The philosophical and empirical foundations of theories of valuation are under-researched. Should the study of valuations be based on experience or on sensory perception, on the one hand, or on judgment and reasoning, on the other hand? or on both? (Heinich 2020; Mitchell 1945)? How is value attributed, assessed, and communicated (Berthoin Antal, Hutter, and Stark 2015; Fourcade 2011; Karpik 2010)?
  3. How are collective actors or associations (Verbände; cf. Tönnies 2012 [1931]) such as the state, communities, and organizations engaged in valuations? Are the needs (for the needs concept, see Menger 1968 [1923]) of organizations, communities, and the state to be distinguished from those of individuals? And how might the distinction between individual and collective actors be expressed in valuation processes and their study? Do we need an ‘extension of the private theory of valuation’ (Dekker 2021, 52)?
  4. The sociology of critique has pointed out that orders of worth are associated with processes in which judgment follows critique and vice versa. Valuation processes can be conceived as moving ‘spaces of critique’, which may be the result of intentional creation or unintentional emergence. This paves the way to reflection theories including business and economic ethics, economic philosophy, critical theories, philosophical value theory, and philosophies of (the social) science.


Paper submission window open until June 15, 2023: Full papers or extended abstracts (max. 5 Pages, single spaced) of submissions for the Berlin workshop. Please submit extended abstracts or full papers to valueandvaluation@wiwiss.fu-berlin.de and michaela.haase@fu-berlin.de.

Submission Deadline: 15 June 2023

Workshop on the “Costs of Capitalism - Crisis and the role for Critical Political Economy" (Naples, June 2023)

8-10 June 2023 | University of Naples "L'Orientale", Naples, Italy

The global political economy is experiencing a rapidly spreading “cost of living crisis” - but which is far better understood as a "costs of capitalism crisis”. These costs of capitalism go far beyond rising energy prices, rising inflation, and disruption to supply chains. Rather than a merely technical supply-chain problem or a disruption to trade relations and diplomacy, instead, we are experiencing a global, interconnected and multi-form crisis, the effects of which are being materially, corporeally and socially felt ever more urgently, in a way that is inescapable for any section of the global population. In our next CPERN mid-term workshop, we seek to better understand these interconnected ‘costs of capitalism’. Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russo-Ukrainian war have exacerbated the unaffordability of basic goods and services and accelerated climate change and ecocide; in the long term, it is capitalism that we cannot afford.

We see a decline in real wages and loss of livelihoods for the global working class as a whole. This sits alongside devastating climate change and mass displacement, accumulation by dispossession, collapsing public services and public health systems, the ongoing tightening of restrictions on democratic rights, a further breakdown of international cooperation, exacerbation of population surveillance with implications for workplaces and movement across borders, and the continued election to office of far-right and neo-fascist parties. The political elites and corporate media search incessantly for scapegoats to blame - be it foreigners, the ignorant working class, or asylum seekers and migrants. Rather than playing a blame game which pitches people against one another, we instead seek dialogue that can apply an analysis of the current crisis that reveals the causes and costs of capitalism.

These “costs of capitalism” require an intellectual, analytical and conceptual framework through which to understand and explain; in order to change it. This is the role of critical political economy, which we seek in our next mid-term workshop to develop, explore, and apply to the current crisis.

We invite scholars and activists from across the field of critical political economy to contribute to the next CPERN mid-term workshop, to delineate, explain, understand the multiple elements of the current ‘costs of capitalism’ crisis, and to develop a scholarship that works with those social forces with the capacity to disrupt, resist, transform and transcend the current, and to build a better world beyond capitalism and its never-ending crises.

We are especially keen for papers that address the following themes:

The unaffordable ‘cost of living’ on planet earth experienced by a rapidly growing number of increasingly vulnerable populations is the material symptom of neoliberal ideology and its ecocidal productivist fetishism. How do those materialities manifest themselves? How are they embodied?

The pandemic has accelerated existing health inequalities globally, from vaccine apartheids, including the inability of governments to remove vaccine patents, to the increased threats on public health systems around the world. The creeping in of privatisation together with an expansion of for-profit healthcare investors is forcing many healthcare workers to strike.

The workshop is planned for in-person attendance, as far as that is possible. If you are unable to attend in-person, let us know and we will try to facilitate online participation.

As a result of our links to the new journal Global Political Economy we also welcome, and will gladly facilitate, panel submissions where the intention is for the panel to result in a special issue proposal for the journal.

We will be able to provide workshop invitation letters for those needing a visa.

There will be a small fee for attending the workshop, to cover the costs of tea/coffee. The conference language will be English.

Abstracts of around 250 words should be submitted to: cpern@criticalpoliticaleconomy.net by 28 February 2023.

Please find further information here.

Submission Deadline: 28 February 2023.

Call for Participants

School of Political Economy (online, 2023)

The School of Political Economy (SPE) was established in 2019 to provide accessible, affordable and quality teaching in political economy and economics. SPE's courses are intellectually pluralist, covering all the major schools of thought in political economy and economics. The courses are also designed and taught by highly qualified and experienced academics. SPE seeks to provide the type of education in economics that universities should provide but seldom do.

Four ten-week courses will be offered in 2023: Introductory Political Economy & Economics, Modern Economic History, Comparative Economic Systems and Intermediate Political Economy. Introductory Political Economy and Economics is offered first, starting Monday 30th of January 2023.

You can preview the first week's lecture here. General information on all four courses, and on SPE in general can be found here.

Duke Summer Institute on the History of Economics (North Carolina, June 2023)

19-22 June, 2023 | North Carolina, US

The Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University will run its annual Summer Institute using a research workshop format on June 19-22, 2023. We invite young scholars (doctoral students and those with recently awarded PhDs) to apply.

The goal of the Summer Institute is to allow young scholars working in the history of economics (broadly defined) to improve their manuscripts and to get practice presenting their work. Participants will arrive on Monday June 19 in time to attend a welcome dinner. Sessions will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Participants will depart the morning of Thursday, June 22. This will allow those who wish to attend the History of Economics Society meeting in Vancouver, which run from June 22- 25, to attend it as well.

Depending on the number of accepted applications, we will run from four to six sessions each day. Successful candidates will present their papers for 20 minutes, and then the group will discuss ways to improve both the substance of the paper and its presentation. The group will include the Summer Institute participants, HOPE faculty members Bruce Caldwell and Steve Medema, Jeff Biddle of Michigan State University, and Beatrice Cherrier of CNRS & CREST, ENSAE-Ecole Polytechnique. Other HOPE faculty and affiliates of the Center, including Kevin Hoover, Roy Weintraub, Jennifer Jhun, Jason Brent, and Paul Dudenhefer, may also sit in on select sessions.

Applicants should send in their vita and either a paper proposal or initial draft by April 1, 2023. Successful candidates will be notified by April 10. Successful applicants will receive a stipend to cover their costs of travel to Duke, as well as lodging while on site.

Whether one has been accepted on the basis of a paper proposal or of an initial draft, participants will be expected to present a paper at the Summer Institute. Participants should submit their final drafts by June 10, 2023, which will allow us time to distribute them and for all attendees to have read everyone’s papers before the Summer Institute.

Please send proposals to email. Please find further information here.

Application Deadline: 1 April 2023

Emerging Scholars in Law and Political Economy (Harvard, March-April 2023)

31 March - 2 April 2023 | Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US.

The Law and Political Economy Project and the Program on Law and Political Economy at Harvard Law School are pleased to invite proposals for an in-person gathering of Emerging Scholars that will take place from March 31 to April 2, 2023 at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Over the past several years, a growing group of legal scholars has begun to center questions of “law and political economy” (LPE) as part of a collective effort toward transforming legal research and practice. Joined by the insight that the “the economy” cannot be separated from questions of power, distribution, and democracy, these scholars have highlighted the law as an essential force shaping social and economic relations. In so doing, they have brought much-needed critical attention to the legal dimensions of racial and gender injustice, corporate power, the devaluation of social and ecological reproduction, and the violence of the carceral state under capitalism.

The Emerging Scholars program is designed to assist early-career scholars as they prepare to enter the U.S. legal academy. These Emerging Scholars will each participate in a small paper workshop, where they will receive direct feedback and mentorship from one to two dedicated faculty commentators.

We aim to select eight to ten Emerging Scholars who meet all of the following criteria:

Proposal submissions will be reviewed and selected by an academic committee. Acceptance will be determined by a number of factors, including the paper’s suitability, commentator availability and expertise, and our convening capacity. We will cover participants’ hotel accommodations and travel expenses, and ensure that additional costs are not a barrier to participation for selected Emerging Scholars.

Those who are interested and fit the selection criteria should submit their proposal and a CV by January 16, 2023 using the form on the LPE at Harvard webpage. Proposals should consist of a title and a 200-300 word abstract. Emerging Scholars will be notified of their selection by February 6, 2023, and they must submit their full papers no later than March 15, 2023. Questions about the LPE Emerging Scholars convening can be directed to Sanjay Jolly (sjolly@law.harvard.edu).

Please find further information on website.

Submission Deadline: 16 January 2023.

HES Webinar Series: Reproductive Rights in Contemporary Economics and the History of Economic Thought

With the support of History of Economic Society and the Masters program in the Theory and History of Economics at the University of Lyon 2, we are hosting a series of webinars that bring together historians of economic thought, applied economists, demographers, and political and critical theorists to consider the economics of reproductive rights in contemporary and historical context around the world. The discussion of rights to safe and legal abortion was recently reopened in Kenya, India, Brazil, Macedonia, Russia, South Korea, and Poland. In the United States, the recent Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is likely to have profound implications for women’s health and socioeconomic opportunities. As economists writing on behalf of Jackson Women’s Health argued, “there is a substantial body of well-developed and credible research that shows that abortion legalization and access in the United States has had – and continues to have – a significant effect on birth rates as well as broad downstream social and economic effects, including on women’s educational attainment and job opportunities.” Those cited include Claudia Goldin, Francine Blau, Jonathan Gruber, and Joshua Angrist.

Linking reproductive rights to economic well-being is not a new phenomenon. The right of choice in childbearing has long been understood to contribute to women’s economic independence (Wollstonecraft 1798; J.S. Mill 1869; Wicksell 1880; Perkins Gilman 1898) and family limitation was also viewed as a component of improved living standards (Marshall 1890; Pareto 1896). Contemporary studies evince what was well understood by earlier economists – that effective family planning, including access to legal abortion, is associated with increased wages, higher family incomes, greater labor force participation rates, and expanded human capital investment (Goldin 1990; Gruber et al. 1999; Kleven et al. 2019; Lindo et al. 2020; Myers 2017; Meyers et al. 2019). It is also important to consider whether and how undermining reproductive rights might compromise the lives of LGBTQ+ people and their families in ways that are different to cisgender women or to heterosexual families.

Building on recent efforts that have revealed the depth and breadth of economic thought on gender disparities in education, labor conditions, pay, and ownership rights (e.g., Becchio 2020; Chassonnery-Zaïgouche and Cot 2021; Madden 2019; Badgett 2020), we seek to encourage dialog on the economics of reproductive rights with the goal of encouraging collaborations between scholars of diverse disciplinary backgrounds (with a focus on collaborations between historians of economic thought and applied economists). We also hope the webinars will support the development of materials that could be used for teaching special topics courses and seminars.


The webinars will be held online at a variety of different times to give the greatest opportunity for public attendance globally. Seminars will be moderated by Miriam Bankovsky (La Trobe University), Rebeca Gomez-Betancourt (University of Lyon 2), and/or Marianne Johnson (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh).

Zoom links will be made available in January.

Schedule of Webinars

January - May 2023

For more information, please send email to Marianne Johnson.

HYPE Webinar: Finance, Trade and Development: Defining Sovereign Debt Sustainability in an Interdependent World

January 18, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:30 | online

As the fateful date of 2030 approaches, and other even more imminent environmental challenges loom, it is urgent that we re-examine the principles behind the international approach to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (UN 2015). Views differ by the ethical and political beliefs embraced and, crucially, by the underlying economic theories. However, the financial affordability of the measures needed to achieve the Goals is one key common concern and, arguably, the biggest obstacle developing countries face. For this reason, being able to correctly evaluate debt sustainability has become very important for planning purposes, for both the lenders and the borrowers.

UNCTAD’s concept of interdependence can be helpful to understand the complex interaction between the dimensions of finance, trade, and development, with a view to exploring the trade-offs or mutual benefits between achieving the goals and maintaining financial sustainability.

For further information please visit the website.

Labour Transfer Summer School: Establishing links between research and labour activism 2nd edition (Buggerru, June 2023)

15- 20 June 2023 | Buggerru, Sardinia, Italy

The Labour Transfer Summer School (LabourTransfer) is an independent not for profit international initiative of global labour scholars interested in collaborations, synergies and knowledge exchange between academia and social organizations aiming at producing emancipatory knowledge on labour and social issues. LabourTransfer gives students and participants a chance to exchange their research interests with academics, labour activists and trade unionists from all over the world.

The learning objectives of LabourTransfer are twofold:

1) to provide a new and sui generis learning environment for labour activists and organisers and for postdoctoral, doctoral and master students specialising in labour studies from different disciplines.

2) to create a global network of students, scholars, institutions, unions, and activists committed to the advancing of knowledge about society and economy from a labour perspective.

The following are the themes studied and discussed: global labour history, labour regime analysis, workers’ inquiry and co-research, technology and collective organization, workers’ control and self-management, sex and domestic work, trade unionism and global unionism, labour anthropology, labour law, Gramsci and labour.

Confirmed speakers for this year’s edition include: Mark Anner, Penn State University; Kate Hardy, Leeds Business school; Jamie Woodcock, Essex Business School; Liam Campling, Queen Mary University, Adrian Smith, Sussex Business School, Eleanor Kirk, Glasgow University, Maurizio Atzeni, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Patrick Neveling, Bournemouth University, Stefano Bellucci, International Institute of Social History, Cayetano Nuñez, Universidad de Valencia.

The idea of the summer school is that of conjugating research and relax. Buggerru, where the school is located, is a small lovely place by the sea in Sardinia. However, Buggerru is also symbolically important for labour history. It was a mining city where workers organised a boycott to demand better working conditions. In response, the army was sent in and three workers were killed while many others injured. That Sunday 4 September 1904 is still remembered today because The Buggerru Massacre sparked the first general strike of Italian history.

School’s attendance is free. Students pay only to cover hotel accommodation and meals (for the duration of the school) and transfer from Cagliari to Buggerru. This year’s total price is 450 Euros.

A total of twenty participants will be selected on the basis of a letter of motivation and a CV. A limited number of bursaries will be available for participants without institutional support, unemployed or in precarious working conditions. We particularly welcome applications from scholars and activists committed to research/activism transfer of knowledge, from or with research on the Global South and with grassroots organising experience.

Applications will be open until the 15 of January 2023. Selected participants will be notified of their acceptance to the school by the 22 of January 2023. For further information and to apply please send email to: labourtransferschool@gmail.com

Application Deadline: 15 January 2023

Webinar on "Cambridge Economics in the Post-Keynesian Era" (online, February 2023)

2 February 2023 | Zoom

The Review of Political Economy will host a Webinar featuring Professor Ashwani Saith, who will discuss his new book on "Cambridge Economics in the Post-Keynesian Era". The talk will be followed by comments from Francis Cripps, Joseph Halevi, Marc Lavoie, and Maria Cristina Marcuzzo.

The webinar begins at 9 am (New York time), and should finish by 11 am.

You can register here.

Conference Papers, Reports, and Podcasts

Historical Materialism (HM) Broadcasts January 2023

A podcast by Historical Materialism on critical Marxist theory. The podcast offers a deep-dive into each new issue of the Historical Materialism Journal. With Lukas Slothuus and Ashok Kumar. Music by Thijs Keulen. Artwork by David Mabb.

You can listen and subscribe through most podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, Soundcloud.

January 2023

Job Postings

City University of New York, US

Job Title: Lecturer - Department of Economics

John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. Led by President Karol V. Mason, John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups in higher education.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of CUNY, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees both in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


The Economics Department of John Jay College invites applications for a full-time lecturer position to begin Fall 2023. The lecturer position is tenure-bearing faculty line through what is called a “certificate of continuous employment” (CCE) after the sixth annual reappointment. The lecturer position is a teaching position with a course load of eight courses per year in addition to major expectations of departmental service. There is no expectation of research or publication. The department is dedicated to pluralism and diversity; applicants with a background in heterodox economics are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, develop curricula, serve as course coordinator, and interact effectively with colleagues to support and enhance department culture. The hiring committee is especially interested in applicants who contribute to the diversity mission of the college through their leadership, community service, research, and/or lived experiences.

Candidatesare expected to bring enthusiasm andademonstratedcommitmentto teaching. The successful candidate must be eager and qualified to work with our diverse student body, and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As demonstrated in John Jay College’s Seven Principles for a Culturally Responsive, Inclusive, and Anti-Racist Curriculum ( http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/u1862/principlesforaculturallyresponsiveinclusiveandantiracistcurriculumadoptedbycollegecouncilapril82021.pdf ), the College seeks a faculty member who thrives in a multicultural, collaborative academic environment and is committed to both access and excellence in higher education.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to their campus.



Salary commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience within the doctoral lecturer range of $69,983-$87,004.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


If you are viewing the job posting on John Jay College website or in CUNYfirst, please select the "Apply Now" button. If you are viewing the job posting on any other website, please follow the instructions below:

Once registered or logged in, candidates should submit the following: an application letter to include how they would contribute to the diversity goals of the College, C.V., research statement, job market paper, and a statement of teaching philosophy, including a discussion of how to create an equitable and accessible learning environment for our students. All items to be uploaded must be combined in a single document preferably in PDF format.

In addition, please have three reference letters sent to EconomicsPosition@jjay.cuny.edu . Here candidates can also submit any supplemental materials, not submitted over CUNY First.

For additional information email the chair of the Economics Department: Geert Dhondt, gdhondt@jjay.cuny.edu.

Please find further information here.

Application Deadline: 1 February 2023

IAFFE, remote work (1/2)

Job title: Managing Director at International Association for Feminist Economics

The International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) is hiring a Managing Director to oversee and manage the needs of our growing team and membership. Appointed by the Board and reporting to the Board and the Executive Committee, the Managing Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility towards improving IAFFE’s effectiveness and long-term sustainability. We are seeking a motivated team leader with a commitment to IAFFE’s values of gender equality and economic justice. This is a full-time remote position and our Board and Staff are global, so flexibility across time zones is preferred.

A Managing Director to oversee and manage the needs of our growing team and membership. Appointed by the Board and reporting to the Board and the Executive Committee, the Managing Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility towards improving IAFFE’s effectiveness and long-term sustainability. We are seeking a motivated team leader with a commitment to IAFFE’s values of gender equality and economic justice.

The Managing Director will work with the Board, President & Board Chair, Committee Chairs and the larger membership to:

For a detailed list of responsibilities, see here.

Background & Skills



The position is full-time, remote positions and our Board and Staff are global, so flexibility across time zones is preferred. Candidates living in the global south are encouraged to apply. Link to applications and further information is available at the official website.

Deadline to Apply: 30 December 2022 (position open until filled)

IAFFE, remote work (2/2)

Job title: Program Associate at the International Association for Feminist Economics

The International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) is hiring a Program Associate to help our growing team implement effective administrative and membership practices. Reporting to the Director of Membership, and eventually a new Managing Director, we are seeking a motivated, organized self-starter with a passion for communications and operations. The position is remote and our Board and Staff are global, so flexibility across time zones is preferred. This is a contract position at an estimated 30 hours per week, with potential for full-time after the first 6 months.

A Program Associate to help our growing team implement effective administrative and membership practices. Reporting to the Director of Membership, and eventually a new Managing Director, we are seeking a motivated, organized self-starter with a passion for communications and operations.

About the Role

Primary responsibilities:

Secondary responsibilities:

For a detailed list of responsibilities see here.

Background & Skills


Deadline to Apply: 15 December 2022 (position open until filled)

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany

Job title: Doctoral Positions in Economic Sociology and Political Economy

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) offers qualified graduate students an attractive research environment at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE), a joint PhD program with the Department of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Duisburg-Essen.

As Germany’s first graduate program in economic sociology and political economy, the IMPRS-SPCE welcomes outstanding doctoral students of political science, sociology, and organization studies from Germany and abroad. Research at the School explores the social and political foundations of modern economies and examines the interrelation between economic and social action. It combines approaches from economic sociology, comparative and international political economy, and organizational sociology.

The School’s students, German and international, benefit from the opportunity to contribute actively to the intellectual life of the MPIfG and its two partner universities in Germany. They also have the possibility to spend time at IMPRS-SPCE partner institutions abroad, where they can meet leading scholars in their fields. Students may also earn a French doctorate by entering the joint doctoral program (cotutelle de thèse) with Sciences Po in Paris. With these opportunities and its unique curriculum of seminars, colloquia, and summer schools, the IMPRS-SPCE offers students an environment in which they can build essential professional skills and make the best possible start to a research career.

Applicants must hold a master's degree (or equivalent) with at least 120 ECTS in a discipline related to the School’s program (sociology, political science, economics, organization studies, or a related field). As the doctoral degrees are awarded by the University of Cologne or the University of Duisburg-Essen, applicants must meet the requirements for admission to doctoral study at the degree-awarding university.

We look forward to receiving your online application (see button below). It should be submitted in English. Applications by email cannot be considered. For further information on the program and how to apply, please visit https://imprs.mpifg.de. Applications will be accepted from mid-December 2022 and must be submitted by February 28, 2023.

Application Deadline: 28 February 2023.

Open University Business School, UK

Job title: fully funded PhD position

We are pleased to share this call for applications for a fully funded PhD position at the Open University Business School for the Project "Varieties of Inequality in a Financialized Society".

Project: "Varieties of Inequality in a Financialized Society"

Supervisors: Dr Dimitris Sotiropoulos, Associate Dean for Research, Enterprise, and Scholarship and Dr Daniele Tori, Department of Accounting and Finance, The Open University Business School.

Project Description:

Institutional developments in capitalist societies in recent decades have resulted in declining social welfare provisions and an increasing individualization of risks. Widening access to financial products (e.g. loans, mortgages, insurance and pension funds) and encouraging proper asset-liability management intensified credit-debt relationships, hence inequality.

Recent events such as the pandemic, the rise in inflation, and the energy crisis have exposed the structural fragilities of this model, which has exacerbated the already problematic marginalization of large groups of society. While high-income and wealthy individuals have been able to pay off their debt during the pandemic, middle- and low-income households struggle with rising costs, stagnating wages, and increasing uncertainty. Moreover, recent developments in ‘green finance’ expose how visibly the new forms of asset and liability management and the management of the environmental crisis are intertwined.

Current economic and social policies have not been effective in confronting the structural causes of inequalities, the study of which is expanding in various disciplines. Notwithstanding this, analyses of the structural forces shaping inequalities are still in relatively early stages, especially in terms of integrating macro- and micro-financial perspectives to explore the origins of wealth and income disparities. Moreover, the available research about the implications of inequalities for the development, reproduction, and sustainability of socioeconomic systems is still limited.

Candidates must be interested in employing a critical finance approach and addressing the underlying power relationships inherent in the financialization process. We welcome interdisciplinary projects that engage with methodological pluralism. Combining non- conventional economic/financial approaches with geographical, historical, or sociological research can help identify and address the lack of diversity in conventional theoretical approaches. The successful candidate will be part of a vibrant research community of academics and PhD students within the History and Political Economy of Business and Finance (HYPE) research cluster as well as the Open University Business School.

About the Supervisors:

Dr Dimitris Sotiropoulos’ research interests are focused on the relationship between political economy, economic history, and the history of economic ideas. He approaches financial innovation as a social and historical process. He is the director of the History and Political Economy (HYPE) of the business and finance research cluster and co-leader of the Open Political Economy Group (OPEG) at the Open University. He has worked as an academic and researcher in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Greece.

Dr Daniele Tori’s research interests are processes of financialization, financial history, and social aspects of finance. He is a member of the committees of the Post-Keynesian Economics Society (PKES) and the Innovation, Knowledge, and Development Research Group (IKD). He is also an active member of the History and Political Economy of Business and Finance (HYPE) research cluster.

Please feel free to contact us for questions or clarifications. For general info about the process please have a look here.

Application Deadline: 21 February 2023

Sarah Lawrence College, US

Job title: Halftime Guest Faculty in Labor/Labor Economics 2023-2024

The Economics Program at Sarah Lawrence College seeks a halftime, one-year guest faculty member to teach labor-related courses. The successful candidate will teach courses that contextualize the situation of US workers within broader trends of globalization and technological change, acquaint students with the basics of US and international labor law/labor accords and US labor history, and examine intra-labor dynamics along the axes of race, gender, and other systems of power. Connections with local unions and worker centers in Lower Westchester or NYC would enable service-learning placements and would be strongly preferred. Ph.D. or ABD, J..D., or related terminal degree is required at time of appointment.

Sarah Lawrence College works on a conference system. Most courses are conference seminars that meet twice weekly accompanied by half-hour meetings every other week with each student to assist with a research project connected to the course. Group-based service-learning projects are also an option. Conference seminars are generally capped at fifteen students. Many courses are yearlong, though semester-long courses are also a possibility. The guest faculty member would be responsible for one yearlong or two semester-long conference seminars or service-learning courses.

Candidates should submit a C.V., proposed syllabi for either a yearlong seminar/service-learning course or two one-semester courses, a statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample, and, if available, a summary of past course evaluations.

Review of applications will begin on Friday, February 3, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please visit website.

Sarah Lawrence College is a liberal arts college with a strong commitment to intellectual and civic engagement, personalized course of study, independent research, and close collaboration between students, faculty, and staff. Sarah Lawrence is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has as one of its goals the recruitment and retention of a racially and culturally diverse administration, staff and faculty. To that end, every job opening is seen as an opportunity to increase diversity and every effort will be made to expand the applicant pool in accordance with these goals.

The college is located in southern Westchester County, 25 minutes by train from midtown Manhattan, NYC. For information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education.

Please find further information on website.

Application Deadline: 3 February 2023

Sciences Po, France

Job title: Assistant Professor - sociology of the environment and the ecological transition

Sciences Po is recruiting an assistant professor (tenure track) in sociology of the environment and the ecological transition.

The ecological transition involves the transformation of public, private and non-governmental organizations. These transformations affect their objectives, their means of action, their interactions and their modes of regulation. However, they are still poorly understood and often constitute a blind spot in transition policies. The recruitment of an assistant professor in sociology will strengthen the laboratory's research on the environment and ecological transition, at the crossroads of economic, organizational, public policy, social movement, labor, law and science and expertise sociologies.


Candidates should hold a PhD in sociology or political science and have an excellent knowledge of one or more of the fields in which the CSO's research is conducted. Their research should be characterized by a strong empirical foundation, using a combination of: qualitative methods (interviews, observation, documentary analysis); quantitative methods (general statistical methods, longitudinal analysis, dynamic network analysis or textual analysis); and digital methods. The researcher must also demonstrate his or her ability to take part in more general debates in the sociology of capitalism, the state, markets, social movements, public policy, science and technology, or regulation. Candidates must demonstrate a strong level of internationalization through their publications and their insertion in international scientific networks. An excellent level in English is required, a good level in French is expected. Sciences Po is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to balanced gender, geographical, and minority representation. We particularly welcome applications from women.

Sciences Po is an institution of higher education and research in the social sciences. Its permanent scientific community – 268 professors and researchers – is structured in 12 entities recognized at the international level, amongst which 6 research units cohabilitated with the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and 3 research centers accredited for Phd Education, and 5 departments (sociology, political science, history, economics, and law).

A research unit funded by Sciences Po and the CNRS, the Center for the Sociology of Organizations was founded by Michel Crozier in 1964. The CSO works at the crossroads of the sociology of organizations, economic sociology, and the sociology of public policy, in order to rethink the combined transformations of states, markets, and organizations. Today, the CSO brings together 80 members, including 28 tenured researchers and professors coming from different disciplines of the social and human sciences. Its research is structured along

Five axes:


Candidates must have defended their PhD by the time they apply. They should submit their application in electronic form to Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier, chair of the hiring committee, before February 15, 2023 with:

Evaluation of Applications

The selection committee will examine applications in March 2023 and establish a short list of candidates who will be interviewed.


Interviews will be held in Paris in April and May 2023. They will be organized in two stages. The first part, open to the public, will include a presentation of the work of the candidate, followed by an open discussion with the audience. The second part will consist of an interview with the selection committee.

Please find further information here.

Application Deadline; 15 February 2023.

University of Bamberg, Germany

Job title: PhD position (3 years) Empirical Political Science

The Chair of Empirical Political Science at the University of Bamberg has a vacancy for a PhD position (50% TVL E-13) for three years starting April 1, 2023 (or a little later).

The application deadline has been extended and ends on January 15, 2023. The full announcement can be found at the website.

For further inquiries, please contact Ulrich Sieberer by email (ulrich.sieberer@uni-bamberg.de).

Submission Deadline: 15 January 2023

University of Bologna, Italy (2 positions)

Job title: 2 researcher positions (one pre-doc, one post-doc)

The Department of Economics of the University of Bologna is currently inviting applications for two researcher positions (one pre-doc, one post-doc) to work on ‘Climate-related beliefs, investment behaviour and low-carbon transition dynamics’.

The post-holders will contribute to studying how climate-related expectations/beliefs/narratives can affect investment decision-making and their implications on the low-carbon transition dynamics. Activities will be aimed at:

The position will last two years, with confirmation after one year and possibility of extension. The position will need to be filled by July 2023. Earlier starting dates can be discussed. The post-doc position will last two years, with a gross annual salary of 35,000€. The pre-doc position will last one year, with a gross annual salary of 20,000€. The salary is exempt of taxation but subject to pension contributions. No teaching is expected. We expect the post-holder to be based in Bologna. The knowledge of the Italian language is welcome but not a prerequisite.

We are looking for candidates with one or more of the following features:

For the application and further information please visit the official websites to...

For all enquiries, please write to emanuele.campiglio@unibo.it.

Application Deadline: 31 January 2023

University of Groningen, Netherlands

Job title: Assistant professors in the Humanities

In the context of the sectoral plan for the Humanities entitled ‘Tradition in transition’ and both the university's and faculty's strategic profile, the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen offers assistant professor positions (24 FTE).

We invite ambitious academics with relevant expertise and experience to apply. Positions are available in the fields of:

As part of its strategic plan, the Faculty of Arts capitalizes on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary team science and scholarship. To strengthen the position of the Humanities in the Netherlands, we are looking for new colleagues who are at the forefront of their disciplines and who have proven to be game changers in their respective fields, but with a broad interest in and familiarity with adjacent fields within the Humanities and beyond.

The positions consist of 40% research time and 60% teaching time, with the exception of the first two years of appointment. In the first year the teaching time will be 40%, in the second year 50%. This teaching reduction at the start of the appointment allows new colleagues to further develop teaching and research on the themes and to obtain the necessary teaching and language qualifications.

Depending on experience and expertise, the new colleagues will be embedded in different research centres, teaching clusters and degree programmes within our Faculty. In addition, they will also form a cohort that - together with existing colleagues - will help build connections across the Faculty and university, nationally as well as internationally, placing Groningen firmly on the map as a centre of expertise regarding the themes described above.

We are looking for connectors who collaboratively with colleagues set the stage for the future of the Humanities and who are eager to contribute to a productive, stimulating and compassionate workplace.


We encourage you to apply if you have:

What do we offer?

In accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO-NU) we are offering you:

The appointment will initially be on a temporary basis for 18 months with an outlook to a permanent position when you meet the criteria.

The Faculty will facilitate you with obtaining the requested qualifications for teaching and the Dutch language.

The appointee will ideally commence in August 2023.

Before applying please check the individual pages for more information about the themes.

Please find more Information on the website.

Vienna University of Economics & Business, Austria

Job title: Teaching and Research Associate

You want to understand how things are connected and make a fundamental impact? The University Vienna is offering an environment where you can realize your full potential. We are looking for support at the Institute for International Political Economy, Part-time, 30 hours/week, Starting March 01, 2023, and ending after 6 years.

You are interested in obtaining a PhD? You want to better understand how politics affects economics and how economics affects politics? You want to learn more about the politics of trade, investment, debt, and finance? This position opens doors to either an academic career or to enter the public or private sector. You would be working at the Institute for International Political Economy (www.wu.ac.at/ipe) under the supervision of Prof. Jonas Bunte. We offer an environment at one of Europe’s most modern universities where you can realize your full potential.

We explicitly recognize the positive value of diversity. We aim to recruit the person who is most suited to the job and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds – people of all ages, gender, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions and beliefs. We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and minority candidates, as these groups frequently are underrepresented throughout the academic sector. We also want to emphasize that our work environment offers some flexibility to suit your particular life circumstances. This includes schedule (working hours and days, religious holidays, etc.) and location flexibility. In addition, WU offers free training and career development courses to encourage employee career and personal development.

What to expect

What you have to offer

Full applications include:

The interview process involves a short phone interview to identify a short-list. Short-listed candidates will subsequently be invited to complete some sample tasks, the answers to which are the basis for a longer interview via Microsoft Teams. Desired Starting Date is March 1, 2023. However, some flexibility exists with respect to the actual starting date to allow for personal circumstances.

The minimum monthly gross salary amounts to €2,457.98 (14 times per year). This salary may be adjusted based on job-related prior work experience. In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive social benefits.

Please find further information here.

Application Deadline: 18 January 2023.


Call for applications: Jörg Huffschmid Award in Political Economy

The Jörg Huffschmid Award was created in memory of an economist whose knowledge and social commitment are particularly sorely missed in the current world situation. In 2023, the award, which is awarded for outstanding work in the field of political economy, will be awarded for the seventh time. It is intended to encourage early career scholars in particular to conduct critical research in the spirit of the work of this pioneering economist.

Jörg Huffschmid, who passed away in December 2009 at the age of 69, combined astute analyses with a critique of capitalism and political prudence in his work. As one of the founders of the Arbeitsgruppe Alternative Wirtschaftspolitik, the EuroMemo Group, and a member of the academic advisory board of Attac and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, his personal, political, and scholarly life pursued a socially just society, challenging the supposed absence of alternatives suggested by mainstream economics. Accordingly, the four organizations have issued the award together since 2011.

The prize is open to graduating theses at the PhD, Magister, Master’s, and Diploma levels. Doctoral theses will be awarded with a prize of 1,500 euro, others with 500 euro. The theses should deal with topics from the broad field of political economy, including:


Theses are strongly encouraged that apply an approach combining different disciplines, integrating economics with approaches from social, political, and cultural sciences.

We will consider submissions that have been accepted by a European institution of higher education since April 2021 in German or English. Submissions by employees of one of the four organizations and members of the respective academic councils will not be considered

Applications are only accepted in electronic form, to be sent before or at the very latest on 1 February 2023 to the following address: Thomas.Sablowski@rosalux.org

Please attach the following:

The awards ceremony is planned for July 2023 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

For more information, contact Thomas Sablowski and visit website.


Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 42 (4)

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, Nelson Marconi, Tiago Porto, Eliane Araujo, Rafael Leao: Current equilibrium exchange rate: methodology and estimations for Latin American countries

Alejandro Fiorito, Matías Vernengo: A note on the political economy of exchange rates in Argentina: new and classical developmentalism re-evaluated

Nelson Marconi, Tiago Couto Porto, Eliane Araujo: The impact of exchange rate misalignments on manufacturing investment in Brazil

Esteban Pérez Caldentey, Lorenzo Nalín, Leonardo Rojas Rodriguez: Can correcting for real exchange rate misalignment help countries escape the middle-income-trap? An analysis of a natural resource-based economy: Chile

Gonzalo Hernández: Current equilibrium exchange rate in Colombia (2000-2020)

Lorenzo Nalin, Juan Carlos Moreno Brid: Current account and real exchange rate equilibrium: the case of manufacturing in Mexico, 2001-2019

Natalia I. Doré, Aurora A. C. Teixeira: Brazil’s economic growth and real (div)convergence from a very long-term perspective (1822-2019): An historical appraisal

Sabrina Monique Schenato Bredow, André Moreira Cunha, Marcos Tadeu Caputi Lélis: Investimentos públicos e privados no Brasil entre 1996 e 2018

João Carlos Ferraz, Luma Ramos, Bruno Plattek: Development finance innovations and conditioning factors: The case of the Brazilian Development Bank and sustainable industries

Pedro Rossi, Ricardo Gonçalves, Shang Ping: Progressivity and distributive impacts of personal income tax: the case of China and Brazil

Rafael de Acypreste, Edemilson Paraná: Artificial Intelligence and employment: a systematic review

Guilherme Cardoso: A retórica da austeridade

Alexey Koryakov, Irina Kazaryan, Margarita Afonasova, Irina Litvin: Measuring human capital: methodological framework for assessing competitiveness and economic development

Ana Carolina Astafieff da Rosa Costa, Morgana G. Martins Krieger, Yuna Fontoura: Conformidade fiscal e economia comportamental: uma análise da influência do contexto decisório

André da Silva Redivo, Predo Cezar Dutra Fonseca: A atuação da Carteira de Crédito Agrícola e Industrial do Banco do Brasil (CREAI): 1937-1969

Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 15 (3)

Michael Batty; Judith Clifton; Peter Tyler; Li Wan: The post-Covid city

Daniel Albalate; Germà Bel; Albert Gragera: Mobility, environment and inequalities in the post-COVID city

Qiumeng Li; Weipan Xu: The impact of COVID-19 on bike-sharing travel pattern and flow structure: evidence from Wuhan

Shauna Brail ; Mark Kleinman: Impacts and implications for the post-COVID city: the case of Toronto

Laura Schmahmann; Ate Poorthuis; Karen Chapple: Pandemic polycentricity? Mobility and migration patterns across New York over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic

Young-Long Kim; Bogang Jun: Inside out: human mobility big data show how COVID-19 changed the urban network structure in the Seoul Metropolitan Area

Bogang Jun; C Jara-Figueroa ; Donghyeon Yu: The economic resilience of a city: the effect of relatedness on the survival of amenity shops during the COVID-19 pandemic

Fujie Rao; Sun Sheng Han; Ran Pan: Planning for resilient central-city shopping districts in the post-Covid era: an explanatory case study of the Hoddle Grid in Melbourne

Stefania Fiorentino; Nicola Livingstone; Pat McAllister; Howard Cooke: The future of the corporate office? Emerging trends in the post-Covid city

Jessica Tanghetti ; Roberta Comunian; Tamsyn Dent: ‘Covid-19 opened the pandora box’ of the creative city: creative and cultural workers against precarity in Milan

Robert Huggins; Piers Thompson: Cities, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems: assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Siqin Wang; Mengxi Zhang; Xiao Huang ; Tao Hu; Zhenlong Li: Urban-regional disparities in mental health signals in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic: a study via Twitter data and machine learning models

Rosalind Wallace ; Rachel Franklin; Susan Grant-Muller; Alison Heppenstall; Victoria Houlden: and spatial impacts of Covid mitigation strategies in United Kingdom regions: synthetic data and dashboa

Matteo Migheli: Covid-19 and heterogeneous restrictions: possible consequences for EU cities

Ziming Li; Xiangming Chen; Lei Wang: A tale of two recoveries: uncovering the imbalance between state-driven production and private consumption in post-pandemic Wuhan, China

Capitalism Nature Socialism 33 (3)

Anna L. Peterson: The Zoological Marx

Kenneth Fish: Essence, Alienation and Animal Liberation: Toward a Humanism for Non-Humans

Jonathan Dickstein, Jan Dutkiewicz, Jishnu Guha-Majumdar & Drew Robert Winter: Veganism as Left Praxis

Les Levidow: Green New Deals: What Shapes Green and Deal?

Peter Somerville: Ecologically Unequal Exchange Theory: A Rejoinder to Hornborg

Anton Vandevoorde: Commons in the Common Sense: Resisting Enclosures with Anti-Fracking Activists in Lancashire, UK

Japhy Wilson: “We Are All Indigenous!” Insurgent Universality on the Extractive Frontier

Ecological Economics 204


Kwi Young Han, Lennard Kröger, Florian Buchholz, Ian Dewan, Martin Quaas, Hinrich Schulenburg, Thorsten B.H. Reusch: The economics of microbiodiversity


Mercy Mwambi, Lutz Depenbusch, Uon Bonnarith, Paola Sotelo-Cardona, Khemrin Kieu, Nicolas di Tada, Ramasamy Srinivasan, Pepijn Schreinemachers: Can phone text messages promote the use of integrated pest management? A study of vegetable farmers in Cambodia


Fredrik N.G. Andersson: Income inequality and carbon emissions in the United States 1929–2019

Cynthia Morgan, Carl Pasurka, Ron Shadbegian, Anna Belova, Brendan Casey: Estimating the cost of environmental regulations and technological change with limited information

Mikel Zubizarreta, Germán Arana-Landín, Sarah Wolff, Ziortza Egiluz: Assessing the economic impacts of forest certification in Spain: A longitudinal study

Carolyn King: The costs and benefits of conservation versus logging of old-growth native forest: A case history

Dan Pan, Huan Chen, Ning Zhang, Fanbin Kong: Do livestock environmental regulations reduce water pollution in China?

Bence Lukács, Miklós Antal: The practical feasibility of working time reduction: Do we have sufficient data?

Benjamin K. Sovacool, Chad M. Baum, Sean Low: Beyond climate stabilization: Exploring the perceived sociotechnical co-impacts of carbon removal and solar geoengineering

Kyohei Matsushita, Masakazu Hori, Fumihiro Yamane, Kota Asano: Incorporating traditional ecological knowledge into holistic watershed management: Fishery forests in Japan

Ralf Barkemeyer, C. William Young, Phani Kumar Chintakayala, Anne Owen: Eco-labels, conspicuous conservation and moral licensing: An indirect behavioural rebound effect

Elina Bryngemark, Patrik Söderholm, Martina Thörn: The adoption of green public procurement practices: Analytical challenges and empirical illustration on Swedish municipalities

Salma Khedr, Katrin Rehdanz, Roy Brouwer, Pieter van Beukering, Hanna Dijkstra, Sem Duijndam, Ikechukwu C. Okoli: Public preferences for marine plastic litter management across Europe

Eunice Oppon, Justin S. Richter, S.C. Lenny Koh, Hellen Nabayiga: Macro-level economic and environmental sustainability of negative emission technologies; Case study of crushed silicate production for enhanced weathering

Erik Hille, Thomas J. Oelker: International expansion of renewable energy capacities: The role of innovation and choice of policy instruments

Xinming Du: Competing with clean air: Pollution disclosure and college desirability

Octavio Fernández-Amador, Joseph F. Francois, Doris A. Oberdabernig, Patrick Tomberger: Energy footprints and the international trade network: A new dataset. Is the European Union doing it better?

Lina Moros, María Alejandra Vélez, Daniela Quintero, Danny Tobin, Alexander Pfaff: Temporary PES do not crowd-out and may crowd-in lab-in-the-field forest conservation in Colombia

Greg Boudreaux, Frank Lupi, Brent Sohngen, Alan Xu: Measuring beachgoer preferences for avoiding harmful algal blooms and bacterial warnings

Jussi Lankoski, Leena Lankoski: Environmental sustainability in agriculture: Identification of bottlenecks

Anna Andersson, Cecilia Hammarlund: The effect of eco-certification on demand: The case of MSC-certified Norway lobster

Xun Lu, Yuyuan Che, Roderick M. Rejesus, Barry K. Goodwin, Sujit K. Ghosh, Jayash Paudel: Unintended environmental benefits of crop insurance: Nitrogen and phosphorus in water bodies

Susann Adloff, Katrin Rehdanz: Wait and see? Public preferences for the temporal effectiveness of coastal protection

Jürgen Meyerhoff, Malte Oehlmann: The performance of full versus partial profile choice set designs in environmental valuation

Lotanna E. Emediegwu, Chisom L. Ubabukoh: Re-examining the impact of annual weather fluctuations on global livestock production

Maksym Polyakov, Fiona Dempster, Geoff Park, David J. Pannell: Joining the dots versus growing the blobs: Evaluating spatial targeting strategies for ecological restoration

Yann Raineau, Éric Giraud-Héraud, Sébastien Lecocq, Stéphanie Pérès, Alexandre Pons, Sophie Tempère: When health-related claims impact environmental demand: Results of experimental auctions with Bordeaux wine consumers

Cong Zhang, Ran Tao, Zihang Yue, Fubing Su: Regional competition, rural pollution haven and environmental injustice in China

Hong-Dian Jiang, Pallav Purohit, Qiao-Mei Liang, Li-Jing Liu, Yu-Fei Zhang: Improving the regional deployment of carbon mitigation efforts by incorporating air-quality co-benefits: A multi-provincial analysis of China

Caroline Harkness, Francisco J. Areal, Mikhail A. Semenov, Nimai Senapati, Ian F. Shield, Jacob Bishop: Towards stability of food production and farm income in a variable climate

Michael Lainé: How to reconcile actual climate change mitigation with prosperity? A proposal

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Donizete Beck, Marcos Ferasso: How can Stakeholder Capitalism contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? A Cross-network Literature Analysis

History of Economics Review 83 (1)

Harry Bloch & John Hawkins: Note from the Editors

Alex Millmow: AGENDA of the 33 Conference of the History of Thought Society of Australia

Matthew Smith: Eulogy for John Pullen

William Coleman: Geoffrey Brennan and the History of Economics

Joost Hengstmengel & Paul Oslington: The Curious Tale of Libanius, Grotius and Jacob Viner’s Universal Economy Doctrine

Naoki Matsuyama: The Direct Impact of Alfred Marshall’s American Trip in 1875 on his Economic Analysis of Industrial Development

Peter E. Earl, Brendan Markey-Towler & Ken Coutts: 50 Years Ago: Duncan Ironmonger’s New Commodities and Consumer Behaviour and Its Relationship with Lancaster’s ‘New Approach’ to Consumer Behaviour

Alex Millmow: Preparing the Way: Six Pioneering Women of Australian Economics

International Critical Thought 12 (4)


Antonis Balasopoulos & Roland Boer: Socialism, Communism, and Concrete Marxism


Yan Duan: Exploring the Path of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics: From “Following the Path of the Russians” to “Taking China’s Own Path”

Van Loi Le: The Use of Marxist-Leninist Principles for Establishing Socialism in Vietnam

Alexander Buzgalin: The End of the “End of History”: A New Wave of Conflict in the World between a Liberalism That Is Becoming Conservative and a Socialism That Is Seeking Renewal

Joe Pateman: V. I. Lenin’s Struggle against Anarchism

Guglielmo Carchedi: The Ontology and Social Dimension of Knowledge: The Internet Quanta Time

Annamaria Artner: Samir Amin and the Changing of the World

Charles Barbour: “The True Practice is Theory”: Edgar Bauer, Republicanism, and the Young Hegelians

International Journal of Political Economy 51 (3)

Mario Seccareccia: Lance Taylor in Memoriam: Editor’s Note

K. Vela Velupillai: Lance Jerome Taylor

Ozlem Omer: In memory of Lance Taylor

Devika Dutt & Kevin P. Gallagher: The Fiscal Impacts of Trade and Investment Treaties

Carlos Aguiar de Medeiros & Esther Majerowicz: Developmentalism With Chinese Characteristics

Domenica Tropeano: The Interplay of Macro-Prudential Regulation and Microeconomic Financial Regulation in the European Union in 2011–2014

Nina Eichacker: Financialization, Structural Power, and the Global Financial Crisis for Europe’s Core and Periphery

Giorgio Colacchio & Guglielmo Forges Davanzati: Wage Moderation, Regional Imbalances in Europe and the Recovery and Resilience Plan

Journal of Economic Issues 56 (4)

Clotilde Champeyrache: Institutional Mistrust, Instrumental Trust, and the Privatization of Law: The Mafia as a Territorial Ruler

Olivier Mesly, Maria Petrescu & Alexandra Mesly: Terminology Matters: A Review on the Concept of Economic Predation

Dell P. Champlin & Janet T. Knoedler: Who are the Real Top Dogs and the Real Underdogs?

Charles J. Whalen: The Institutionalist Method and Vision of John R. Commons

Irène Berthonnet & Natalia Bracarense: Chinese Institutional Considerations for the Internationalization of the Renminbi: A Network Effect Perspective

Nicola R. Matthews: Understanding the Money-Sign and How Interpretation Goes Wrong

Rudy Bouguelli: From One Crisis to Another (2008–2020): A Transformative Decade for the Fed

Henrique Estides Delgado: Are Modern Central Banks too Powerful for their Own Good? A Political Economy Approach to the Desirability and Limits of All-Powerful Central Banks

Phillip Anthony O’Hara: Neurobiological Political Economy of Artificial General Intelligence and Autonomous Humanoid Robotics

Ramesh Chandra: Allyn Young’s Role as a Critic: Criticism as a Method to Advance Theory

Journal of Post Keynesian Economics 45 (4)

Jakob Pedersen: Abductive analogies between Keynes’ monetary-production economics and Einstein’s theories of relativity

Steven Pressman & Robert Haywood Scott III: A refundable tax credit for children: its impact on poverty, inequality, and household debt

Yener Altunbaş & John Thornton: Does inflation targeting increase income inequality?

Felipe Orsolin Teixeira, Fabricio José Missio & Ricardo Dathein: Distribution and demand in Brazil: empirical evidence from the structural and aggregative approaches

Fábio Henrique Bittes Terra & Cleomar Gomes: The effect of expectations on the Brazilian Central Bank’s policy rate

Sebastian Valdecantos: Endogenous exchange rates in empirical stock-flow consistent models for peripheral economies: an illustration from the case of Argentina

Metroeconomica 74 (1)

Jangho Yang: Information‐theoretic model of induced technical change: Theory and empirics

Emiliano Brancaccio, Raffaele Giammetti, Milena Lopreite, Michelangelo Puliga: Convergence in solvency and capital centralization: A B‐VAR analysis for high‐income and euro area countries

Michel Eduardo Betancourt Gómez: Income distribution, banks and managers: A linear joint‐production model with financial assets

Hans D. G. Hyun: A financial frontier model with bankers' susceptibility under uncertainty

Gabriel V. Montes-Rojas: A typology of Marxian transformation procedures with endogenous exploitation rate

Barbara Annicchiarico, Fabio Di Dio, Stefano Patrì: Optimal correction of the public debt and measures of fiscal soundness

Claudio Di Berardino, Ilaria Doganieri, Stefano D'Angelo, Gianni Onesti: Intersectoral and intercountry linkages as drivers of employment growth in emerging economies: The case of Visegrád countries

Adrián Rial, Rafael Fernández: Does tertiarisation slow down productivity growth? A Kaldorian–Baumolian analysis across 10 developed economies

Michalis Nikiforos: Notes on the accumulation and utilization of capital: Some theoretical issues

Anwar Shaikh, Amr Ragab: Some universal patterns in income distribution: An econophysics approach

Research in Political Economy 37: Special Issue on "Polish Marxism after Luxemburg"

Jan Toporowski: Introduction: Rosa Luxemburg and Polish Marxism

Andrew B. Trigg: Rosa Luxemburg and Say’s Law

Rick Kuhn: Henryk Grossman's Revolutionary Marxism

Jan Toporowski: Industrial Feudalism and American Capitalism

Hanna Szymborska and Jan Toporowski: Industrial Feudalism and the Distribution of Wealth

Joseph Halevi and Peter Kriesler: Polish Marxism: Kalecki

Riccardo Bellofiore: Rosa Luxemburg and Michał Kalecki: A Marxian View

Jan Toporowski: Marxian and Monetary Aspects of Kalecki

Gabriele Pastrello: Are Kalecki's ‘Marxian Reproduction Schemes’ Really Marxian?

Roberto Lampa: Between Anti-Bureaucratism and Technocratic Democratisation: Was Oskar Lange's Socialist Theory Tightrope Walking?

Jan Toporowski: Włodzimierz Brus and the Law of Value Under Socialism

Grzegorz Konat: Oskar Lange and Tadeusz Kowalik on the Bourgeois Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Poland: A Note on Two Papers

Daniele Tori: Capital in Crisis: Tadeusz Kowalik on the Birth and Development of Capitalism

Gavin Rae: False Dawns: The Failed Crucial Reforms of Capitalism and Socialism

Please find a link to the Issue here.

Review of Behavioral Economics 9 (4)

Dan Acland: A Bounded Rationality Approach to Beta-Delta Preferences

Gilles Grolleau, Naoufel Mzoughi and Deborah Peterson: Making Change Easy Is Not Always Good

Karl Naumann-Woleske, Michael Benzaquen, Maxim Gusev and Dimitri Kroujiline: Capital Demand Driven Business Cycles: Mechanism and Effects

Newton C. A. da Costa, Francisco Antonio Doria, Jaqueline Vianna and Vitor Rodrigues: On the Existence of Universal Vaccines

Review of Political Economy 35 (1)

Louis-Philippe Rochon: Review of Political Economy at 35

Louis-Philippe Rochon: On the Theoretical and Institutional Roots of Post-Keynesian Economics

Ashwani Saith: The Cambridge Journal of Economics – A Forum of One’s Own

Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap: Towards a Post-Keynesian Welfare Economics: 35 Years Later

Heinrich Bortis: Classical-Keynesian Political Economy, not Neoclassical Economics, is the Economic Theory of the Future

Sheila Dow: Political Economy as a Methodological Approach

David Dequech: Political Economy and Its Future: Conceptual and Institutional Issues

Nancy Folbre: Telling Fortunes: Feminist Theory and the Future of Political Economy

Snehashish Bhattacharya, Surbhi Kesar & Sahil Mehra: Exclusion, Surplus Population, and the Labour Question in Postcolonial Capitalism: Future Directions in Political Economy of Development

André Orléan: Value and Money as Social Power: New Concepts for Old Questions

Frank Stilwell: The Future for Political Economy: Towards Unity in Diversity?

Sylvio Antonio Kappes: Monetary Policy and Personal Income Distribution: A Survey of the Empirical Literature

John Marangos: A Marxist Political Economy Retort to the ‘After the Washington Consensus'

Mark Setterfield: Whatever Happened to the ‘Goodwin Pattern’? Profit Squeeze Dynamics in the Modern American Labour Market

Thomas Herndon: Punishment or Forgiveness? Loan Modifications in Private Label Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities from 2008 to 2014

Franklin Obeng-Odoom: Rethinking Development Economics: Problems and Prospects of Georgist Political Economy

Arthur B. Cordeiro & João P. Romero: Reconciling Supply and Demand: New Evidence on the Adjustment Mechanisms between Actual and Potential Growth Rates

The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 29 (6)

Stefan Kolev, Nikolay Nenovsky, Pencho Penchev & Hans-Michael Trautwein: Introduction

Richard van den Berg: “esclave né de quiconque l’achète”. The multiple histories of economic texts

Ioannes P. Chountis: Justice and charity: the role of Aristotelianism and Anglicanism in Edmund Burke’s Thoughts and Details on Scarcity

Anton Galeev: Yuli Zhukovsky’s contribution to Russian debates on economic development of the 1860s–70s

Robert W. Dimand & Sofia Valeonti: Irving Fisher, Simon Newcomb, and their plans to stabilize the dollar

Philip Clarke & Guido Erreygers: Edgar Sydenstricker, a pioneer of health economics

Theresa Hager, Ines Heck & Johanna Rath: Polanyi and Schumpeter: Transitional processes via societal spheres

Alessandro Le Donne: Economic theory and philosophical anthropology: Marx, Gramsci, Sraffa and the study of human nature

Amélie Fiévet: On the shoulders of giants: from Lange (1934) to Samuelson (1938) on the “unique” measure of utility

Vincent Carret: Rupture and continuity in the original divide between microdynamics and macrodynamics

Olivier J. Blanchard, Beatrice Cherrier, Pierrick Clerc, David E. W. Laidler, Athanasios Orphanides & Hans-Michael Trautwein: Monetary non-neutrality and stabilisation policies 50 years after Lucas’s “expectations” paper: a roundtable discussion

Hans-Michael Trautwein: Axel Leijonhufvud (1933–2022)

real-world economics review 102

Herman Daly: Ecological Economics in Four Parables

Gregory A. Daneke: The Paradigm in the Iron Mask: Toward an Institutional Ecology of Ecological Economics

Duncan Austin: The Towering Problem of Externality-Denying Capitalism

Blair Fix: Have We Passed Peak Capitalism?

John Komlos: A Probabilistic Theory of Supply and Demand

Ibrahim Filiz, Jan René Judek, Marco Lorenz, Markus Spiwoks: Unicorn, Yeti, Nessie, and Neoclassical Market – Legends and Empirical Evidence

George H. Blackford: On the Efficacy of Saving

M. S. Alam: Occupation Freedoms: Comparing Workers and Slaves

Books and Book Series

A Herstory of Economics

By Edith Kuiper | 2022, Polity Press

There were only a few women economists who made it to the surface and whose voices were heard in the history of economic thought of Adam Smith, David Ricardo, John Maynard Keynes, and Milton Friedman - right? Wrong! In this book, distinguished economist Edith Kuiper shows us that the history of economic thought is just that, a his-story, by telling the herstory of economic thought from the perspective of women economic writers and economists. Although some of these women were well known in their time, they were excluded from most of academic economics, and, over the past centuries, their work has been neglected, forgotten, and thus become invisible. Edith Kuiper introduces the reader to an amazing crowd of female pioneers and reveals how their insights are invaluable to understanding areas of economics ranging from production, work, and the economics of the household, to income and wealth distribution, consumption, public policy, and much more. This pathbreaking book presents a whole new perspective on the development of economic thought. It will be essential reading for all students and scholars of the history of economic thought and feminist economics.

Please find a link to the book here.

A Modern Guide to Wellbeing Research

edited by Beverley A. Searle, Jessica Pykett, Maria J. Alfaro-Simmonds | 2021, Edward Elgar

This insightful Modern Guide explores heterodox approaches to modern wellbeing research, with a specific focus on how wellbeing is understood and practised, exploring policies and actions which are taken to shape wellbeing. It evaluates contemporary trends in wellbeing research, including the sometimes competing definitions, methods and approaches offered by different disciplinary perspectives.

Please find a link to the book here.

Claiming the City: A Global History of Workers’ Fight for Municipal Socialism 

by Shelton Stromquist | 2022, Verso

How workers fought for municipal socialism to make cities around the globe livable and democratic—and what the lessons are for today

For more than a century, municipal socialism has fired the imaginations of workers fighting to make cities livable and democratic. At every turn propertied elites challenged their right to govern. Prominent US labor historian, Shelton Stromquist, offers the first global account of the origins of this new trans-local socialist politics. He explains how and why cities after 1890 became crucibles for municipal socialism. Drawing on the colorful stories of local activists and their social-democratic movements in cities as diverse as Broken Hill, Christchurch, Malmö, Bradford, Stuttgart, Vienna, and Hamilton, OH, the book shows how this new urban politics arose.

Long governed by propertied elites, cities in the nineteenth century were transformed by mass migration and industrialization that tore apart their physical and social fabric. Amidst massive strikes and faced with epidemic disease, fouled streets, unsafe water, decrepit housing, and with little economic security and few public amenities, urban workers invented a local politics that promised to democratize cities they might themselves govern and reclaim the wealth they created. This new politics challenged the class power of urban elites as well as the centralizing tendencies of national social-democratic movements. Municipal socialist ideas have continued to inspire activists in their fight for the right of cities to govern themselves.

Please find a link to the book here.

Dependency Theory After Fifty Years: The Continuing Relevance of Latin American Critical Thought

By Claudio Katz (Translator: Stanley Malinowitz) | 2022, Brill Publishing

This book received the Libertador Prize for Critical Thought (2018), demonstrating a renewal of interest in Dependency Theory. That conception initially included distinct forms of Marxism, liberalism, and developmentalism that should be differentiated, despite sharing the same name. The later retreat of that approach contrasts with the growing present-day relevance of its postulates; Latin America bears the effects of dependency even more acutely than in the past, making it imperative to understand the logic of its peripheral subordination. Dependency Theory in its original form is insufficient for explaining contemporary reality; it must be updated to interpret the current modalities of dependent capitalism. This book offers analytical clues to that reinvention.

Please find a link to the book here.

Economics and the Real World

Joaquim Vergés | 2022, Blackwell's

Economics should schematically explain the key elements and main strands of this core part of social life: the actual workings of our economies. This book argues that orthodox, modern neoclassical economics does not fulfil this core task. Standard economic models do not address the real functioning of our market economies, but rather an imagined economy. While a number of books have presented a critique of traditional economic models, this book also seeks to develop an alternative model of economics inferred from observational empirical evidence. The book will be of interest to economics students and researchers; to economists; and particularly to universities and business schools teaching and researching non-traditional and 'post-crash' economics.

Please find a link to the book here.

Empires of the Weak: The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order

by J. C. Sharman | 2020, Princeton University Press

What accounts for the rise of the state, the creation of the first global system, and the dominance of the West? The conventional answer asserts that superior technology, tactics, and institutions forged by Darwinian military competition gave Europeans a decisive advantage in war over other civilizations from 1500 onward. In contrast, Empires of the Weak argues that Europeans actually had no general military superiority in the early modern era. J. C. Sharman shows instead that European expansion from the late fifteenth to the late eighteenth centuries is better explained by deference to strong Asian and African polities, disease in the Americas, and maritime supremacy earned by default because local land-oriented polities were largely indifferent to war and trade at sea.

Europeans were overawed by the mighty Eastern empires of the day, which pioneered key military innovations and were the greatest early modern conquerors. Against the view that the Europeans won for all time, Sharman contends that the imperialism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a relatively transient and anomalous development in world politics that concluded with Western losses in various insurgencies. If the twenty-first century is to be dominated by non-Western powers like China, this represents a return to the norm for the modern era.

Bringing a revisionist perspective to the idea that Europe ruled the world due to military dominance, Empires of the Weak demonstrates that the rise of the West was an exception in the prevailing world order.

Please find a link to the book here.

Feminist Theories and Feminist Economics A Multi-Paradigmatic Approach

by Kavous Ardalan | 2021, Rowman & Littlefield

In Feminist Theories and Feminist Economics: A Multi-Paradigmatic Approach, Kavous Ardalan examines four paradigms of feminist theory and economics and their social impact. Analyzing the insights of these paradigms—functionalist, interpretive, radical humanist, and radical structuralist—Ardalan offers a comprehensive view of feminist thought, advocating for a multi-paradigmatic approach to understanding feminist research and its economic relevance for society.

Please find a link to the book here.

Handbook of Digital Inequality

edited by Eszter Hargittai | 2021, Edward Elgar

This cutting-edge Handbook offers fresh perspectives on the key topics related to the unequal use of digital technologies. Considering the ways in which technologies are employed, variations in conditions under which people use digital media and differences in their digital skills, it unpacks the implications of digital inequality on life outcomes.

Please find a link to the book here.

Making the Revolution Global: Black Radicalism and the British Socialist Movement before Decolonisation

by Theo Williams | 2022, Verso

Making the Revolution Global shows how black radicals transformed socialist politics in Britain in the years before decolonisation. Illustrating how African and Caribbean activist-intellectuals, such as Amy Ashwood Garvey, C.L.R. James, Jomo Kenyatta, Kwame Nkrumah and George Padmore intervened in debates about capitalism, imperialism, fascism and war, Theo Williams casts new light on responses to the 1935 Italian invasion of Ethiopia, the 1945 Fifth Pan-African Congress, and a wealth of other events and phenomena. In doing so, he showcases a revolutionary tradition that, as illustrated by the global Black Lives Matter demonstrations of 2020, is still relevant today.

Please find a link to the book here.

Reimagining Labor for a Sustainable Future

By Alison E. Vogelaar, Poulomi Dasgupta| Routledge 2022

Reimagining Labor for a Sustainable Future is guided by the assertion that new systems are always preceded by new ideas and that imagination and experimentation are central in this process. Given the vast terrain of capitalism – processes, institutions, and stakeholders – Vogelaar and Dasgupta have selected labour as the point of engagement in the study of capitalist and alternative imaginaries. In order to demonstrate the importance of labour in rethinking and restructuring our world economy, the authors examine three diverse community projects in Scotland, India and the United States. They reveal the nuanced ways in which each community engages in commoning practices that re-center social reproduction and offer more expansive views of labour that challenge the neoliberal capitalist imaginary.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainable economics, labour studies and sustainable development.

Please find a link to the book here

Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century

by J. Bradford DeLong | 2022, Basic Books

Before 1870, humanity lived in dire poverty, with a slow crawl of invention offset by a growing population. Then came a great shift: invention sprinted forward, doubling our technological capabilities each generation and utterly transforming the economy again and again. Our ancestors would have presumed we would have used such powers to build utopia. But it was not so. When 1870–2010 ended, the world instead saw global warming; economic depression, uncertainty, and inequality; and broad rejection of the status quo.

Economist Brad DeLong's Slouching Towards Utopia tells the story of how this unprecedented explosion of material wealth occurred, how it transformed the globe, and why it failed to deliver us to utopia. Of remarkable breadth and ambition, it reveals the last century to have been less a march of progress than a slouch in the right direction.

Please find a link to the book here.

The H-Word: The Peripeteia of Hegemony 

by Perry Anderson | 2022, Verso

A fascinating history of the political theory of hegemony

Few terms are so widely used in the literature of international relations and political science, with so little agreement about their exact meaning, as hegemony. In the first full historical study of its fortunes as a concept, Perry Anderson traces its emergence in Ancient Greece and its rediscovery during the upheavals of 1848–1849 in Germany. He then follows its checkered career in revolutionary Russia, fascist Italy, Cold War America, Gaullist France, Thatcher’s Britain, post-colonial India, feudal Japan, Maoist China, eventually arriving at the world of Merkel and May, Bush and Obama. The result is a surprising and fascinating expedition into global intellectual history, ending with reflections on the contemporary political landscape.

Please find a link to the book here.

The Politics of Global Competitiveness

by Paul Cammack | 2022, Oxford University Press

Marx’s ‘general law of social production’, proposed in Capital (1867), suggests that as the capitalist system of production becomes global, and competition between capitalists becomes more intense, workers are compelled to be versatile (multi-skilled), flexible, and mobile in order to survive. This general law, resulting from scientific and technological innovation and continuous advances in the division of labour generated by competition between capitalists, has given rise to global production chains, ‘zero hours’ contracts, and the breaking down of production processes into smaller and smaller individual steps, increasingly supported by advanced machines and digital platforms.

This book identifies the universal policy framework that promotes these developments as the politics of global competitiveness, and shows that the Washington-based World Bank and the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), working together, are its principal advocates. They do not narrowly promote the interests of the advanced capitalist economies, or the ‘West’ and its transnational corporations, but rather the unlimited development of the global capitalist system and the world market as a whole. When their policies are examined together and compared, they reveal a single, shared programme, focused not on the relationship between the developed and the developing world, but on the global relationship between capital and labour. Put at its simplest, their aim is to ensure that as many people as possible across the world have the potential to be productive workers, and to propose reforms to welfare or social protection that will oblige them to offer themselves to capitalists for work.

Please find a link to the book here.

Understanding the Private–Public Divide: Markets, Governments, and Time Horizons

by Avner Offer | 2022, Cambridge University Press

Markets are taken as the norm in economics and in much of political and media discourse. But if markets are superior why does the public sector remain so large? Avner Offer provides a distinctive new account of the effective temporal limits on private, public, and social activity. Understanding the Private–Public Divide accounts for the division of labour between business and the public sector, how it changes over time, where the boundaries ought to run, and the harm that follows if they are violated. He explains how finance forces markets to focus on short-term objectives and why business requires special privileges in return for long-term commitment. He shows how a private sector policy bias leads to inequality, insecurity, and corruption. Integrity used to be the norm and it can be achieved again. Only governments can manage uncertainty in the long-term interests of society, as shown by the challenge of climate change.

Please find a link to the book here.

Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants

Joan Robinson Research Fellowship in Heterodox Economics at Girton College (Cambridge, UK)

Applications are invited for the Joan Robinson Research Fellowship in Heterodox Economics tenable for five years from 1st October 2023. This is a Research Fellowship under College Statutes.

The position is open to graduates of any university with no age limit but is principally intended to support researchers at an early stage in their academic careers and will usually be awarded to a candidate who has recently completed a Ph.D. or is close to completion.

All candidates will be asked to provide a statement of research which should not exceed 1000 words, outlining their current research along with the research they propose to pursue if elected. All candidates must also provide details for two referees who have agreed to submit a reference through the website. Longlisted candidates will be invited to submit written work of no more than 12,000 words (not including footnotes etc.), accompanied by a short note explaining how this work fits into their overall research programme. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited for interview.

Candidates travelling from overseas should note that, should they be invited to interview, the College cannot pay for international travel. We shall, however, cover the costs of travel within the UK and offer overnight accommodation at Girton. Overseas candidates may be interviewed online.

The emoluments of a Fellowship are reviewed annually. The starting stipend will be approximately £27,457 a year rising by annual increments to £30,493 a year for a post-Ph.D. Fellow. There is no teaching requirement associated with the post, however there may be the opportunity to undertake some teaching should the Fellow wish to do so. Research expenses up to £1000 per year and up to a total of £3,000 over the five years of the Fellowship may be paid.

Information on accommodation, if required, is available at request. Research Fellows are entitled to free commons (i.e. meals) for the duration of the fellowship except when kitchens are closed. Research Fellows are members of the College’s Governing Body.

Further particulars are available from the College website Work at Girton | Girton College (cam.ac.uk)

To apply, please follow this link to the online application system.

Please note that the College has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. The College is an Inclusive and Equal Opportunities employer and cares for and looks after its employees, ensuring fair and equal treatment. Any necessary adjustments will be considered to the above in keeping with the requirements of the Equalities Act 2010. Applications are welcome from candidates of all backgrounds particularly from those belonging to groups that are underrepresented among Cambridge Colleges.

Application Deadline: 16 February 2023

Queen Mary University of London, UK

Job title: QMUL Principal’s Postgraduate Doctoral Research Studentships

The School of Business and Management invites applications for Doctoral Research Studentships open to UK and international students. Studentships will be awarded in March 2023 to the most outstanding candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences applying for a full-time or part-time PhD programme starting in autumn 2023. Applications will also be considered from students who are currently in the first year of a full-time PhD programme, or the first two years of a part-time programme.

In order to be considered for an award, applicants should have (or expect to have by the end of the 2022/23 academic year) a master’s degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate field. Awards are tenable for up to three years, and cover tuition fees and a maintenance stipend at the UKRI London rate (c. £19,668 p.a. full-time, c. £9,834 part-time).

BAME Studentships for UK candidates

We encourage applicants from UK candidates in BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) groups who have been previously under-represented in this process.

For 2023 entry, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will be offering up to two fully funded doctoral studentships (tuition fees and stipend at the UKRI London rate) to UK applicants from a BAME background. Awards are tenable for up to three years. Applications will also be considered from students who are currently in the first year of a full-time PhD programme, or the first two years of a part-time programme.

To be eligible to apply for these studentships you must be UK permanent residents from a BAME background, and eligible to pay home student fees. You will automatically also be considered for our other studentships. Our goal is to recruit outstanding and diverse candidates across the full range of studentships.


For 2023 entry, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will continue to offer a SHF-endorsed PhD Studentship. The studentship will support PhD applicants (or current PhD students in their first year of study - or the first two years of a part-time programme) that are eligible to pay Home fees and that meet specific eligibility criteria based on widening participation requirements. Applicants should fine-tune their statement of purpose to include a description of why they think their project might be suitable for this Studentship, and of what Stuart Hall's 'legacy' might mean to them. They will automatically also be considered for the general awards and, where appropriate, for the BAME awards. The deadline for application is the same as for the HSS Principal’s Studentship. Further details are included in the Specific SHF/HSS QMUL Studentship guidance document.

How to apply

You should apply for your place at QMUL via the online portal by Wednesday 25 January 2023 (17:00). Candidates for the Department of Law/CCLS must apply by Wednesday 7 December 2022 (17:00). In all cases, earlier application is strongly advised.

On the online application form, you should indicate that you would like your application to be considered for the Principal's Studentship Competition. (You must be accepted onto your chosen PhD programme by 24 February 2023)

Before applying, please read our Guidance to applicants [PDF 151KB], which will help you to complete your applications. The guidance is relevant to all applicants, regardless of subject area and type of Studentship.

If you wish to apply for the BAME studentships, you should specify this in the statement of purpose that will form part of your application.

SHF/HSS candidates also need to indicate that they wish to be considered for the award, and to state how they meet the eligibility criteria or are subject to exceptional circumstances. These declarations are excluded from the character limit for their statement of purpose.

If you have already applied to QMUL to begin a PhD programme in autumn 2023, you may revise the research proposal and statement of purpose that you previously submitted, to take account of our Guidance to Applicants. However, you are not required to do so. If you wish to submit revised documents, you should email them to the Director of Graduate Studies, giving the ID number from your application.

If you have already begun a PhD programme at QMUL, you should email the Director of Graduate Studies, giving your student ID number and supplying a research proposal and statement of purpose (length and contents as indicated in our Guidance to Applicants).

How your application will be assessed

Your application will be considered and ranked by a School selection panel. Selected applications will then be considered and ranked by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. If a candidate has already begun their PhD, selection panels will be looking for a research proposal that is concomitantly stronger than the proposal of someone yet to begin their thesis.

The School panel will evaluate applications on the basis of the following criteria and weightings:

The Faculty panel will then evaluate applications on the basis of the following criteria and weightings:

At both School and Faculty levels, if two or more candidates are equally ranked, preference will be given to the candidate scoring more highly on the following criteria: quality of proposal; if still equal, preparedness of applicant; if still equal, feasibility of project.

Offers will be made to successful candidates in late March 2023, to be accepted or declined within one week.

The studentships cover all tuition fees, and provide a grant for living expenses at UK Research Council rates for London (c. £19,668 p.a. full-time, c. £9,834 part-time). Awards are made for the full duration of the period of fee liability for the agreed course. Please note that these awards cannot be deferred.

Please find further information here.

Application Deadline: 25 January 2023