Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Issue 308 March 06, 2023 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

Hooray, hooray, here are some fantastic news: starting with this issue the Heterodox Economics Newsletter is back! We are up & running again and this is how it should be and, honestly, it's a good feeling to do such a comeback ;-)

As many of you might have noticed in the past months, our technical facility for distributing emails was down due to a ransomware-attack on my home institution, the University of Duisburg-Essen. While many of the university's IT-facilities are not yet restored, some admin finally decided to put the service for mailing-lists, on which we rely, back online. This is truly relieving as (contrary to what you might believe about the supposedly high standards of diligence in Germany) our administration has not shared much details with us, so we were totally in the dark for some months and could not form any estimate with regard to when, exactly, we will get our mailing-list back.

As our remaining services – like our email address as well as our website – remained operational, we have continued to publish issues of the Newsletter (although not in the usual frequency) and distributed these issues via alternative mailing-lists as well as on social media. If you want to check back on past issues you might have missed, you can always peek into our archives, in which all past issues of the Newsletter are documented.

As every crisis also brings some opportunities, this emergency strategy had the unintended positive consequence that our follower-base on social media showed a significant increase – we are thankful for this considerate reaction of the heterodox community on social media, but still more thankful that we are now in a position to return to a normal mode of operations. In doing so, we will also return to the usual policies – like sending out a Newsletter every three weeks or writing a short editorial that does say a little more than noting that some emergency is happening ;-)

Hence, we will return to the tradition to provide some key pieces of information at this point – information that typically relates to cool digital tools (like this interactive website on the history of macroeconomics), progress in heterodox economics (as exemplified by the impressive Encyclopedia on Post-Keynesian Economics or the fantastic recent special issues published in the Cambridge Journal of Economics and the Review of Social Economy) or the mishaps of the mainstream (like this recent piece in the Journal of Economic Literature that tracks the assimilation of the concept of hysteresis within the mainstream with only minimal reference to heterodox traditions). So, stay tuned for our upcoming issues – we hope you will eventually enjoy our comeback at least as much as we do!

All the best,


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Table of contents

Call for Papers

71th Annual Conference of the Japan Society of Political Economy (JSPE) (Japan, November 2023)

4-5 November, 2023 | Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan

General Theme of the Annual Conference: “How to Understand Contemporary Price Fluctuations: Their Structure, Reality, and Impact”

The Japan Society of Political Economy celebrated its 60th anniversary four years ago. Over the six decades, the JSPE has endeavored to expand the scope of explorations, from the basic theory of capitalism to the analysis of contemporary capitalism. The JSPE has committed to a critical standpoint against capitalism and mainstream economics and directed its theoretical investigations toward elucidating various issues of capitalism. Nowadays, Marxian economics and the other schools in the heterodox political economy attempt to exert ever more influence in building analytical frameworks to address real-world issues of contemporary capitalism, such as the financial crisis, globalization, and the analysis of class and inequality.

After the outbreaking of the pandemic COVID-19 and in particular, since 2021, a general increase in prices has been observed around the world: the revival of a high inflation problem after a long period of progressed economic globalization and the low inflation prevailed in the advanced countries since the 1990s. Even Japan cannot be exceptional, though it has been recognized as being suffered from long stagnation and deflation during the recent 30 years. Indeed, the consumer price index grew by 4.0% in December 2022, which is the highest growth since the 2nd oil crisis. As these trends in prices are significant and had never been observed before in nearly half a century, they have attracted great attention from both mainstream and heterodox economists.

It was also over the half-century that the great transformation of the capitalist economy has been observed, such as the regime shift from Keynesianism to neoliberalism; globalization; and informatization and financialization of capitalism. Nowadays, the worldwide supply chain conducted and operated by multinational corporations becomes dominant in major sectors of production, which has been supported by the significant development of information and communication technologies, including the Internet. Moreover, the economic transactions in financial sectors are much more significant and expand faster than those in the real economy, which leads to economic crises frequently occurring due to financial shocks. Correspondingly, new idiosyncratic policy schemes, such as Quantitative Easing and expansionary physical policy, have been regularly applied to rescue such crises and even the recent shocks of the global pandemic of COVID-19 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Given this recent transformation of the capitalist economy, one of our goals in the 71st Annual Conference of JSPE is to promote the analysis of the present worldwide high inflation from the perspective of political economy, which would encourage a comprehensive understanding of the present regime of the capitalist economy. We aim to deepen discussions about the price fluctuations in the contemporary capitalist economy, in particular, regarding the real features as well as the structural mechanism of these price movements, and their impacts on citizens' lives, from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.


JSPE invites proposals for its international sessions -- topics relating to the general theme for the plenary session and reflecting the tradition and analytical perspective of JSPE which includes:

*Proposals of other topics are also welcome

The international session(s) will be held in a hybrid of face-to-face and online.

International sessions will be held mainly in English.

Submission Procedures and the Deadline
Proposals should reach the JSPE International Committee at the latest by May 8, 2023, by e-mail.

When submitting your proposal, please include:

* Notification of acceptance will be sent by 30 June.

Deadline for the full paper
The full paper and the extended abstract (A4, 1 page) must be submitted by September 19, 2023 via e-mail to: jspeintl(at)googlegroups.com

Participation Fee
The way to pay a fee for participation will be announced later on our website.

Submission Deadline: 8 May 2023

13th Annual Conference of the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) (Spain, September 2023)

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

Conference Theme: The Chronicles of Multiple Crises Foretold

The 13th Annual Conference of the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPEE) is taking place from 6-8 September 2023 at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain. More information about the Conference will be available soon on the official website. In the following, please find the calls from several Working Groups:

1) Social Capital Working Group

Theme: Institutions of Citizen Engagement in the Economy and Public Policies: Networking and Mobilising for Social Change

We are living in an era of global financial, health, and energy crises, complemented by the chronic impacts of environmental degradation and military conflicts, authoritarianism and oppression, inequalities and injustices. Institutions of citizen engagement in the economy and public policy can play a critical role in tackling current societal challenges, including socio-economic development, environmental sustainability, and social justice. Across the globe we witness attempts to enhance citizen involvement in shaping public policies and economies, such as institutions of participatory budgeting at the local level.

Factors such as power relations, clientelistic and paternalistic networks, discrimination, and the unequal distribution of wealth, can weaken the opportunity for citizens and civil societies to engage more actively in public decision-making at different government institutional levels. Citizen participation enables societies to collectively determine values of social and environmental protection to which markets and states become accountable. It fosters participatory and deliberative democracy, and the use of alternative methods to solve problems, beyond the standard calculative, technocratic techniques of cost-benefit analyses. Finally, it creates a participatory public space where people learn how to trust one another, to mobilise and organise collectively, and to create governance networks where all those affected by economic investments and public policies are invited to actively, openly, and equally take part in decision-making processes. In this respect, they can become sources of social transformation and social progress.

Thus, the question is: How can we strengthen the potential of democratic participation and deliberation for social and environmental protection and confront the obstacles posed to citizen participation? We invite contributions that examine these questions and suggest alternative institutions and networks where all those affected can partake in decision-making processes to collectively transform their society and their future.

We also encourage contributions that generally address the topic of social capital. We welcome works that derive from various social science disciplines and use different units of analysis (individual, regional, country or cross-country level), methodologies and techniques (theoretical, empirical, qualitative and quantitative). Participants can submit individual papers or organise sessions.

To submit a proposal, please use the “Submit proposal” button at https://iippe.org/, and carefully follow the instructions. You will need to select “Social Capital” from the list to submit a proposal to our sessions. As usual, 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. The electronic submission platform will open February 15, 2023.

For queries and suggestions, you may contact Asimina Christoforou, Coordinator of the Social Capital Working Group.

Please find more information on the official website.

2) Neoliberalism Working Group

Theme: The Chronicles of Multiple Crises Foretold

The IIPPE Neoliberalism Working Group brings together researchers interested in the material basis of neoliberalism, its national varieties, and alternatives to it. As the contemporary form of global capitalism, neoliberalism is based on the systematic use of state power to impose a hegemonic project of recomposition of the rule of capital in each area of economic and social life, under the ideological veil of ‘non-intervention’. This is guided by the current imperatives of the international reproduction of capital, with the financial markets and the interests of US capital to the fore. Politically, by insulating markets and transnational investors from popular demands, and through the imperative of labour control to secure international competitiveness, neoliberalism also severely curtails democratic possibilities. Neoliberalism has also created an income-concentrating dynamics of accumulation that has proven resistant to efforts at Keynesian and reformist interventions

The neoliberal transition in the world economy has been closely associated with ‘globalisation’ and with it, new modalities of imperialism. Yet despite these global drivers, the neoliberal project has reconstituted economic and social relations differently in distinct countries – rather than being globally homogenising. This calls attention to the national and local specificities of actually existing forms of neoliberalism, and to the form(s) of the emerging crises in the system of accumulation.

The Neoliberalism Working Group invites paper and panel proposals that fit in with the general theme of the IIPPE conference and the working group’s research agenda. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Contact the convenors of the WG: If you have any questions about being part of this stream please email Alfredo Saad Filho. Important: please select the Neoliberalism Working Group when submitting your proposal. Please find more information on the official website.

3) Moving Beyond Capitalism Working Group

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.

All this continues to reinforce the long-standing world condition that we could do better than capitalism, and with increasing urgency it is becoming a necessity for humanity that we do so. All members of IIPPE will have seen the two general Calls for the Conference that went in December and January. This is a reinforcing Call for submissions to the Moving Beyond Capitalism WG of either individual papers or pre-formed panels, on any topic concerned with moving beyond capitalism, that is, with building a better world.

It is projected that the portal for submitting proposals and abstracts to the Conference will be opened about February 15, and the deadline for submitting these will be March 15. A further Call giving details for submitting will go out around mid-February.

IMPORTANT: In the process of filling out the small amount of information asked for, when it asks for what Working Group that you are submitting to, indicate Moving Beyond Capitalism in order to submit to present in this WG.

If you have any questions about submitting anything to the Moving Beyond Capitalism Working Group, please contact the working group coordinator Al Campbell, at al@econoimcs.utah.edu.

PS: For those interested in doing so (not at all required), to promote discussion where desired we have now built the structure so that people who want to can post their Power Point presentation, their notes or (edited) transcript, or an article the presentation may be derived from or related to. They can do this before or after their presentation (by sending the material to me), and if before, then they can change it after the presentation if they want to, to reflect new or changed ideas coming out of the discussion at the presentation. Please find more information on the official website.

4) Political Economy of Industrial Development (PEID) Working Group

Theme: Industrial Development and the Socio-Ecological Crisis

The Political Economy of Industrial Development (PEID) Working Group invites proposals for individual papers or panels on themes related to Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development, Green Transition and Green Industrial Policy. Proposals addressing the political economy implications of the Socio-Ecological Crisis, and including views from the Global South, will be particularly welcome.

Specifically, we would welcome papers and panels focusing on the following issues:

To submit a proposal, please go to the following link, and carefully follow the instructions there:

IMPORTANT: Please indicate INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT when you complete the electronic form. For further information please contact the organisers: Lorenza Monaco, Pritish Behuria and Tobias Franz or visit the official website.

5) The Urban and Regional Working Group

The Urban and Regional Working Group calls for submission of abstracts for individual papers or panels on Urban and Regional Political Economy at the IIPPE Conference, September 6-8, 2023, following the successful streams at IIPPE conferences since 2010. We seek papers on any aspect of the political economy of localities and regions (sub-national territories), both rural and urban, and both Majority and Minority Worlds. Papers may be either purely theoretical or theorised empirical studies. We seek papers both on processes/relations within localities and regions and on processes/relations linking these scales to national and international scales. Possible fields include:-

Papers should be within Marxist or critical political-economy, and approach the issues from the point of view of the labouring classes, peasants and/or oppressed people. We invite paper that address the Global South, the Global North or both.

It is projected that the portal for submitting proposals and abstracts to the Conference will be opened about February 15, and the deadline for submitting these will be March 15. A further Call giving details for submitting will go out around mid-February.

If you have further questions related to the Urban and Regional Working Group, please contact the coordinators by sending an email to:

Ozlem Celik, University of Helsinki (ozlem.celik@helsinki.fi)
Angus McNelly, University of Greenwich (a.p.mcnelly@gre.ac.uk)

6) Africa Working Group

The Africa Working Group invites proposals for individual papers or panels at IIPPE’s 2023 Annual Conference (Madrid, Spain, 6-8 September). The Africa working group regularly contributes to the annual conference to bring together activists and scholars of Africa, and those in other IIPPE working groups, who share an interest in radical approaches to political economy, acknowledging the social relations in capitalism and often with a critical Marxist perspective. Visit here for more information.

The conference this year focuses on ‘The Chronicles of Multiple Crises Foretold’. We particularly welcome papers directly related to the core themes of this year’s conference, with particular attention to:

As always, presentations on all aspects of political economy are also welcome. The Africa Working Group is supported by the Review of African Political Economy (RoAPE), whose contributions are based on politically engaged scholarship from a range of disciplines. The journal pays particular attention to the political economy of inequality, exploitation, oppression, and to struggles against them, whether driven by global forces or local ones such as class, race, community and gender. It sustains a critical analysis of the nature of power and the state in Africa in the context of capitalist globalisation. Visit roape.net to see some of the Review’s more fast-moving analysis on the climate crisis, critical agrarian studies, 21st century imperialism, popular protest and class struggle, debt and poverty.

To submit a proposal, please go to this link.The link will take you to the submission page on our conference platform, Whova, which administers the proposals in the form of issuing a ‘ticket’. On the first page, please change the quantity of ticket to 1 and then click ‘next’ to proceed. On the second page, fill in the required information, select the Africa Working Group, and submit your abstract/proposal. You will receive a confirmation email as soon as completed.

Please contact the Africa working group coordinators – Hannah Cross h.cross@westminster.ac.uk and Elisa Greco eligreco@yahoo.com with any enquiries and do also inform us if you are submitting a panel so that we can group the papers together.

7) Financialisation Working Group

Coordinators: Bruno Bonizzi, Philip Mader

We welcome proposals for individual research papers, panels and other presentations that relate to the interests of the Financialisation Working Group at IIPPE’s 2023 Annual Conference. Research on financialisation has significantly grown in size and scope in the last fifteen years. The emergence of financial markets and logics has been tracked and assessed across different scales, spaces, and institutions. From broad macro trends such as the rise of large asset managers and de-risking financial investors’ portfolios, to the financialisation of welfare and remittances, to the assetisation of public goods and the financialisation of daily lives, there is no shortage of evidence of the pervasiveness of finance in modern economies and societies.

At the same time, these processes are now confronted with a profoundly mutated global environment. The resurgence of inflation and interest rates, the return of explicit state-backed protectionist strategies, military conflicts backed by authoritarian politics and the ever more impactful effects of climate change have significantly disrupted the global economy. How will the varied processes of financialisation change in response to what some call “the polycrisis”? Financialisation research must be able to answer this question to show the demonstrate the usefulness of the concept in years to come.

The Financialisation Working Group welcomes contributions to these issues, especially as they relate to the broader themes of the conference. We are looking for empirical and theoretical contributions and we are especially keen on receiving proposals for organised panels. Electronic submissions will open on 15 February, and details will be confirmed shortly. When submitting please indicate you are submitting to the financialisation working group stream. For any questions please contact Bruno Bonizzi at b.bonizzi@herts.ac.uk.

8) Commodity Studies Working Group

The Commodity Studies Working Group (CSWG) invites proposals for papers for the 13th annual conference of the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy.

CSWG aims to bring together researchers from heterodox economic traditions and other related disciplines interested in developing and critically applying new methodologies and frameworks in the analysis of commodity production/extraction, exchange and consumption in the contemporary world economy.

We particularly welcome papers with a focus on one of the following four themes:

To submit a proposal, please go to the link.

The above link will take you to the submission page on our conference platform, Whova, which administers the proposals in the form of issuing a ‘ticket’. On the first page, please change the quantity of tickets to 1 and then click ‘next’ to proceed. On the second page, fill in the required information, select the Commodity Studies Working Group, and submit your abstract/proposal. You will receive a confirmation email as soon as completed.

Please contact the commodity studies working group coordinators – Sophie van Huellen sophie.vanhuellen@manchester.ac.uk and Susan Newman susan.newman@open.ac.uk with any enquiries. Further information is available online.

9) World Economy Working Group

Coordinators: Abelardo Mariña Flores abmf60@me.com, Lucia Pradella lucia.pradella@kcl.ac.uk, Rubens Sawaya rrsawaya@gmail.com, Yuliya Yurchenko y.yurchenko@greenwich.ac.uk

The IIPPE World Economy Working Group calls for contributions on the causes, consequences and responses to this multidimensional crisis to draw lessons for building new possible futures.

Themes include:

We welcome panel proposals and single paper proposals. If you are proposing a panel, all papers need to be submitted individually via the link below and sent also by email to the working group coordinators with the titles of all papers. If you have any questions, please contact the working group coordinators.

To submit a proposal, please go to this link, and carefully follow the instructions. Please indicate you want your paper/panel to be part of the World Economy Working Group. Please find more information on the official website.

Submission Deadline (all Working Groups): 15 March 2023

14th Annual Post-Keynesian Economics Society PhD Student Conference (London, May 2023)

12 May 2023 | University of Greenwich, London, UK

The Post-Keynesian Economics Society (PKES) and the Young Scholar Initiative (YSI) Keynesian Economics Working Group in collaboration with the Institute for Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA) at the University of Greenwich, is organising its 14 annual PhD student conference on the 12 of May 2023, 10:00-18:00 BST. The conference will be held in person at the University of Greenwich, London. The conference gives students the opportunity to present a chapter of their PhD dissertation and receive detailed and structured feedback from a senior researcher from PKES in a friendly environment.

We invite applications from students who are in a later stage of their PhD and who work on topics relevant to Post-Keynesian and heterodox economics more broadly. Amongst others, this includes topics such as inequality and stagnation, the ecological crisis, structural dependencies in the Global South, the care economy and financialisation. Submissions should qualify as a novel contribution to the literature and be at the stage of pre-publication. We usually do not consider dissertation proposals, literature reviews, or papers based on a master’s dissertations.

We actively encourage submissions from people who are underrepresented in economics research. This includes – but is not limited to – individuals who identify as women, black or ethnic minority, those with disabilities, or members of the LGBTQ+ community. Should we receive more applications than we can accommodate, these students will be given priority.

Please submit your working paper and a cover letter of up to 300 words describing your research interest and how your dissertation topic relates to heterodox economics via this form. We accept applications on a rolling basis and aim to inform applicants whether they are accepted as soon as possible. Please keep in mind that the final deadline for submissions to present at the conference is the 26 of March. We will inform you about acceptance at the latest by the 11 of April 2023 and assign reviewers to you. (You will be able to submit an updated version of your paper at this point). To further debate and discussion, successful applicants will be assigned a paper from a fellow presenter to provide feedback on during the conference.

Mark Hayes Prize (Deadline 26 February)

Students can also submit their work to be considered for the Mark Hayes Prize. The prize will be awarded to an outstanding paper presented at the PhD conference that furthers the advancement of Post-Keynesian and heterodox economics. The prize is named after Mark Hayes (1956-2019), an exemplary Keynes scholar and former Secretary of PKES. The prize winner will receive a £200 and will be announced at the end of the conference. If you would like your submission to be considered for the Mark Hayes prize, you must submit your paper via the form in advance of the general deadline by the 26 of February. The prize selection committee consists of PKES committee members.

Funding and stipends

There is no participation fee for the conference. Lunch and refreshments will be provided thanks to generous funding by YSI. The conference will include a social dinner, sponsored by YSI, to give the opportunity to young scholars to come together in person, build their network and get involved with the heterodox economics community and YSI.

In addition, YSI will offer partial accommodation and travel stipends to selected young scholars who will present at the conference. This includes travel from Europe as well as the Global South. Scholarships are limited, and aimed at students who cannot obtain (sufficient) funding from their university or other academic funding sources. Travel via plane should be avoided if possible. We are also not able to reimburse taxis or rented cars. Please indicate in your cover letter should you wish to be considered for this and explain that you have exhausted funding from your university. Provided applicants are eligible, scholarships will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the organisers via email should you have any questions. The link to the application form can be found here. Updates can be found on the event website. Please also see information on the YSI website here.

Organising committee:

Submissions Deadline: 26 March 2023

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

15-17 June 2023 | Bari, Italy

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).

Also this year, for the first time, we will have a GUEST DISCIPLINE that, for this year, will be Sociology. Therefore, we will welcome contributions and sessions from sociology and economic sociology.

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.

We encourage all interested to visit the event webpage for more details about submissions and registration.

Deadline for submissions (abstracts): 13 March 2023

Deadline for submissions (full papers): 19 May 2023

27th FMM Conference: Inflation, Distributional Conflict and Just Transition (Berlin, October 2023)

19-21 October 2023 | Berlin, Germany

This conference is organized by the Forum for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM).

After years of “Great Moderation” and efforts by central banks to fight deflation, inflation is back with a vengeance. The causes of inflation, its impacts and how to fight it have come to dominate the public discourse. These themes interact in complex ways with distributional concerns and the ecological transformation. The causes of the current inflation remain controversial. What are the relevant weights, in different countries, of supply-side constraints, demand-side factors, mark-up power of firms, or speculation in commodity markets? What is the interaction between these factors and the role of distributional conflict between societal groups, both in driving inflation and in responding to it? Is the green transition itself a source of inflationary pressure or part of the solution? How can a just transition be achieved? What are the likely prospects for inflation given structural changes in emerging markets and demographic trends? These questions will be at the core of the FMM Conference 2023 under the title “Inflation, Distributional Conflict and Just Transition”.

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

Submissions on the general subjects of the FMM, macroeconomics and macroeconomic policy analysis and modelling, are encouraged as well. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome submissions for graduate student sessions. Those who have already presented a paper at a student session in previous FMM conferences should submit to the regular sessions to improve chances for newcomers. There will also be a day of introductory lectures for graduate students prior to the opening panel on 19 October. Hotel costs will be covered for graduate student presenters (max. four nights).

Submissions – an extended abstract of max. 400 words, clearly outlining the research question, method and results – are to be made electronically via this web application. The deadline is 31 May 2023. Decisions will be made by mid-July and will be based on clarity, relevance and originality of the abstracts. After acceptance, full papers are due by 30 September and will be posted on the conference webpage.

The conference language is English and will take place as an in-person event

Submission deadline: 31 May 2023

31st IAFFE Annual Conference (Cape Town, July 2023)

5-8 July 2023 | Cape Town, South Africa

Conference Theme: Envisioning Feminist Economics Strategies for an Equitable and Sustainable World

The 2023 International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) Conference theme recognizes the contributions that feminist economists have made to developing and advancing our understanding of alternative economic frameworks and strategies that are aimed at reducing inequalities within and between countries, achieving gender and social justice and environmental sustainability. Many countries are experiencing economic turmoil, social tension due to worsening inequality and poverty and environmental stress. In addition, there is a backlash against feminist issues. The current situation raises the question of what can be done to attain an equitable and sustainable world. This conference brings together academics, practitioners, advocacy groups and policy makers from around the world to present their visions of what a world defined by the principles of feminist economics would look like. The conference will facilitate deliberations on alternative theoretical frameworks and empirical evidence regarding strategies adopted by feminists. It will provide a space for debates on policy proposals on what steps are and could be taken to realise these visions.

This conference will provide a forum for scholarship and inquiry that recognises the methodological pluralism of our field. We define our field broadly and welcome research that brings a feminist lens to topics both micro and macro, local and global. We invite you to join us for this in-person (with hybrid access) conference, hosted by IAFFE and the African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research (ACEIR), Cape Town, South Africa

We accept paper, poster, session and panel proposals that engage with links between theory and action on these topics as well as on a broader range of feminist inquiry into economic phenomena. Proposals with an interdisciplinary lens are especially welcome.


The submission portal will open in mid-December 2022. Abstracts (400 words max.) must be submitted online via the IAFFE website (www.iaffe.org). Submissions can be made for individual papers, posters, organised sessions of papers, or panels and roundtables. Submissions can be made in English, French or Spanish. We expect to have simultaneous interpretation provided for conference plenaries and selected sessions. Participants are limited to one paper presentation and one roundtable/panel appearance. Additional co-authored papers are allowed only if they are presented by the co-author. These limitations allow maximum participation by all members wishing to participate.

Please contact Andrea Collins, acolllins@iaffe.org, with any questions or concerns. For more information and application please visit the conference website or the official website.

Submission deadline: 15 March 2023

35th Annual EAEPE Conference - Research Area B: Economic Sociology (Leeds, September 2023)

13-15 September 2023 | Leeds, United Kingdom

For this year’s EAEPE Conference the research area Economic Sociology invites presentations for two sessions covering the following topics/perspectives:

The Social Logics of Economics

The cognitive as well as the institutional structures of the academic discipline of economics differ significantly from those in the other social and cultural sciences. Its internal modes of organization are characterized by a rather strong hierarchy and dense integration, with, for instance, a concentration of cognitive and institutional power. The same holds true for its impact on society: Economic knowledge often dominates political and public discourses due to its hegemonic position in respect of defining problems and delivering proper solutions, outshining non- economic forms of expertise by far. Reflections on the epistemological and (to a lesser degree) institutional characteristics of mainstream economics have traditionally been carried out by economic methodologists, historians of ideas, or philosophers of science. During the last two decades, these studies of economics and the power of economic knowledge have been supplemented, and sometimes challenged, by more empirically oriented investigations, originating from research areas like the sociology of economics or the social studies of finance. The session is open for all kinds of investigations into the social and cognitive structures of economics and is envisaged as a forum to discuss the relationships between these various strands of reflection.

Economic Sociology and Heterodox Economics

Heterodox economics as well as economic sociology are critical of standard neoclassical economics and try to elaborate and push forward alternative approaches. This does not only concern different foundations and research topics, but also questions of legitimate scientific methods and reasonable forms of inquiry. While mainstream economics almost exclusively proceeds along the pathways of mathematical modelling and econometrics, both economic sociology and heterodox economics exhibit a broad spectrum of methods (ranging from network analysis to ethnographic field work to agent-based-modelling, to name but a few). The session is devoted especially to work at the intersections of economic sociology and heterodox economics. This includes case studies and empirical work as well as more conceptual reflections. What are – beyond mere pluralism – meaningful forms of interaction, communication, and mutual understanding between the various schools of heterodox economics and the strands of economic sociology?

Please send your exposé (200-300 words) via the online submission system and register before on eaepe.org.

Those interested can also check out a previous post on HEN #307 with a general overview of the conference.

Submission deadline (abstracts): 31 March 2023

5th London Workshop on Institutional Issues (London, June 2023)

19 June 2023 | School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, UK

Workshop Theme: Institutions, Inequality, and (Un)Happiness

The World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR) is pleased to sponsor the 5th London Workshop on Institutional Issues organised by the Friday Association for Institutional Studies – a collective including members of the Birkbeck Centre for Political Economy and Institutional Studies (CPEIS), the Centre for New Economic Transitions at the UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies (CNET) and the Institute for International Management at Loughborough University London.


Happiness, as an explicit measure of wellbeing, good institutional quality, as a pillar of development, and low level of inequality, as a driver of social harmony are all increasingly seen as important metrics of societal success. With this call, we aim to invite researchers from any social science discipline to submit their research engaging with at least 2 of these notions to contribute to a critical and constructive debate on their complex interrelations and their relevance to our understand of development in a broad sense.

During the first two decades of the 21st century, inequality has become a political buzzword and an increasingly prominent topic for academic research. The relationship between economic and political inequality and societal and individual outcomes, such as happiness and life satisfaction, has kept scholars across various disciplines busy. Institutions, it turns out, often play a key role in many of these studies, but a lot remains to be clarified about the complex relationships between all the above aspects.

Inequality, for instance, can be viewed from a social deprivation perspective as having a significant impact on individual and societal happiness. Income shapes individuals' and households' lives by creating opportunities of “choice” (Sen 1970), as opposed tobeing bound to poverty and the cage of lack of such liberty. Citizens living in richer and institutionally more advanced countries tend to be happier, confirming the positive association between income and subjective wellbeing. However, an individual’s income is only one of theseveral determinants of happiness and life satisfaction as other factors such as the distribution of resources or institutional quality might impact individuals’ self-evaluation of their live conditions. Specifically, explicit criticism has been made to the assumption that a rise in income can be a primary driver of happiness. However, unlike income, inequality is a comparative measure, looking at the distribution of resources within a specific socio- economic context. Individuals tend to compare their economic and living conditions to fellow citizens within their surrounding environment. This may mean that in context where nearly everyone experiences a rise in income, those experiencing a relatively lower pace of improvement may feel deprived vis-à-vis their neighbours; while rising inequality can be interpreted as either negative, due to increase disparities, or positive if it is interpreted as an opening of opportunities.

Recent works have also focused on the relationship between life satisfaction and institutions, being formal or informal. Evidence suggests that better political institutions which can guarantee compliance with the rule of law and reduce corruption may increase happiness while living in an institutional context that is markedly different from one’s own preferences reduces life satisfaction. Life satisfaction is also a crucial cognitive aspect driving individuals to be more civically engaged and to be more averse to rent-seeking behaviours such as corruption. Shedding lights on the mechanisms linking happiness and institutions might enhance our understanding of citizens' revealed preferences in terms of institutional compliance as well as in terms of individuals’ contribution to the welfare of the society where they live.

While institutions influence inequality, the converse is true as well. Thus, inequality impacts the quality and stability of political regimes. Political scientists have found that income inequality may be one driver for support for anti-system populist parties, although the precise mechanism for this association is not clear. Indeed, the relationship between inequality andinstitutions is a complex one. For instance, the relationship between inequality and institutional quality may be a ‘double causality’, with initial income and political inequality affecting institutional quality, reinforcing inequality. Some have also demonstrated that citizens’ tolerance for inequality is mediated through institutional quality, with good governance being associated with a greater perception of inequality as possibly fair. Moreover, there is evidence that inequality can lead to institutional change that establishes exploitative political systems, which redistribute in favour of the dominant class.

Inequality is also associated not just with political institutions, but also with various economic institutions. For example, the financialisation of Western economies – i.e. the expansion of the financial sector and increasing dominance of a ‘financial logic’ even in non-financial corporations – is commonly considered a key driver of increased income and wealth inequality, as the decline of the labour share and the increase of wages’ inequality. However, political economists have also found that institutions play an important moderating role. For instance, countries where labour power is more strongly institutionalised experience a less marked increase in inequality than countries with weak labour. Indeed, changes in institutional arrangements of collective bargaining have been shown to lead to changing power relations between trade unions and employers, which in turn affects the extent to which inequality increases in a country during industrial transformation.

In short, inequality, institutional quality and life satisfaction are inter-connected, related, mediated, associated in many ways, and we propose to explore and embrace that diversity of relations during our 1-day workshop. Thus, questions of interest include – but are not limited to:


Please send an abstract (max. 500 words) or a full paper (if available and preferred by the submitters) by 12 March 2023 to ssees-events@ucl.ac.uk. The submission should be sent with “2023 Friday Association Workshop” in the subject line. Please note that the format of the submission (abstract or full paper) will not affect the chances of being accepted. Researchers submitting structured abstracts will not be treated less favourably than authors submitting full papers, as long as their key contribution and approach are made clear.

Authors of accepted submissions will be notified by 31 March 2023 Structure of Presentations. Every paper presentation will be assigned a discussant. It is thus important to submit full papers at least two weeks before the workshop, i.e. 5 June 2023 at the latest. For any queries, please contact any of the workshop convenors: Dr Luca Andriani (luca.andriani@bbk.ac.uk), Dr Randolph L Bruno (Randolph.bruno@ucl.ac.uk), Dr Elodie Douarin (e.douarin@ucl.ac.uk) and Prof Gerhard Schnyder (G.Schnyder@lboro.ac.uk)

Submission Deadline: 31 March 2023

6th Foundational Economy Conference (Vienna, Sept 2023)

14-16 September 2023 | Vienna, Austria

From the 14 to 16 of September 2023 the 6 Foundational Economy Conference “Exploring the Foundational Economy for a Just Transition” will be held in Vienna. During the course of the conference, there will be keynote speakers and plenary sessions, parallel sessions as well as working groups and city walks. Keynotes will be given by Julie Froud from the University of Manchester, Corinna Dengler from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and Adrienne Buller from the Common Wealth Think Tank.

Multiple crises – war, global warming, natural disasters, famine and social injustice – are generating heightened insecurity among populations and trigger the search for security and stability. Defending, strengthening and expanding accessible, affordable and sustainable foundational goods and services is thus a cornerstone of an eco-social transformation that can secure everyone's basic needs. This conference brings together academics and practitioners to critically engage with the concept of the Foundational Economy and explore potentials for strengthening and building better foundational systems. A key concern thereby is to put approaches to the Foundational Economy in conversation with feminist and intersectional perspectives on social provisioning and eco-social transformation. We invite researchers, practitioners and organisations to submit

Abstracts should be between 500 and 1000 words. We strongly encourage the submission of parallel sessions that include different kinds of input (e.g. a combination of scholarly research, policy papers and contributions from practitioners) and actively create the space for interactive debate and mutual learning. We also strongly encourage early career researchers to submit their work.

Themes & Issues for papers and contributions to parallel sessions

While we welcome papers and proposals for self-organised panel sessions on all topics relating to the Foundational Economy, we particularly welcome submissions addressing the following themes and issues:

Submissions of academic papers will be reviewed by an academic committee; submissions by practitioner for panel discussions will be reviewed by the organising committee. For further details on the call for papers and information regarding contributions & sessions please visit the conference website.

The conference language is English. The conference will be held at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). Further information on registration, the conference programme and other organisational issues will be made available on the conference website in due course. We invite researchers, practitioners and organisations to submit papers and contributions. Please find enclosed the call for papers and contributions or visit the conference website.

Deadline for submissions: 15 April 2023

71th Annual Conference of the Japan Society of Political Economy (Sendai, November 2023)

4-5 November 2023 | Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai, Japan

International sessions of the 71th Annual Conference of the Japan Society of Political Economy (JSPE)

General Theme: “How to Understand Contemporary Price Fluctuations: Their Structure, Reality, and Impact"

The Japan Society of Political Economy celebrated its 60th anniversary four years ago. Over the six decades, the JSPE has endeavored to expand the scope of explorations, from the basic theory of capitalism to the analysis of contemporary capitalism. The JSPE has committed to a critical standpoint against capitalism and mainstream economics and directed its theoretical investigations toward elucidating various issues of capitalism. Nowadays, Marxian economics and the other schools in the heterodox political economy attempt to exert ever more influence in building analytical frameworks to address real-world issues of contemporary capitalism, such as the financial crisis, globalization, and the analysis of class and inequality.

After the outbreaking of the pandemic COVID-19 and in particular, since 2021, a general increase in prices has been observed around the world: the revival of a high inflation problem after a long period of progressed economic globalization and the low inflation prevailed in the advanced countries since the 1990s. Even Japan cannot be exceptional, though it has been recognized as being suffered from long stagnation and deflation during the recent 30 years. Indeed, the consumer price index grew by 4.0% in December 2022, which is the highest growth since the 2nd oil crisis. As these trends in prices are significant and had never been observed before in nearly half a century, they have attracted great attention from both mainstream and heterodox economists.

It was also over the half-century that the great transformation of the capitalist economy has been observed, such as the regime shift from Keynesianism to neoliberalism; globalization; and informatization and financialization of capitalism. Nowadays, the worldwide supply chain conducted and operated by multinational corporations becomes dominant in major sectors of production, which has been supported by the significant development of information and communication technologies, including the Internet. Moreover, the economic transactions in financial sectors are much more significant and expand faster than those in the real economy, which leads to economic crises frequently occurring due to financial shocks. Correspondingly, new idiosyncratic policy schemes, such as Quantitative Easing and expansionary physical policy, have been regularly applied to rescue such crises and even the recent shocks of the global pandemic of COVID-19 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Given this recent transformation of the capitalist economy, one of our goals in the 71st Annual Conference of JSPE is to promote the analysis of the present worldwide high inflation from the perspective of political economy, which would encourage a comprehensive understanding of the present regime of the capitalist economy. We aim to deepen discussions about the price fluctuations in the contemporary capitalist economy, in particular, regarding the real features as well as the structural mechanism of these price movements, and their impacts on citizens' lives, from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.


JSPE invites proposals for its international sessions -- topics relating to the general theme for the plenary session and reflecting the tradition and analytical perspective of JSPE which includes:

*Proposals of other topics are also welcome. The international session(s) will be held in a hybrid of face-to-face and online. Language: International sessions will be held mainly in English. * If you hope other languages, please let us know for advice.

Submission Procedures and the Deadline

Proposals should reach the JSPE International Committee at the latest by May 8, 2023, by e-mail to: jspeintl(at)googlegroups.com

When submitting your proposal, please include:

* Notification of acceptance will be sent by 30 June. The full paper and the extended abstract (A4, 1 page) must be submitted by September 19, 2023 via e-mail to: jspeintl(at)googlegroups.com Participation Fee.

The way to pay a fee for participation will be announced later on the official website.

Submission Deadline: tba

Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics: Special issue on "Intra- and interpersonal dilemmas in ethics and rational choice"

The Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics invites submissions for a forthcoming special issue devoted to intra- and interpersonal dilemmas in ethics and rational choice.

Invited Contributors:


Over the past few decades, a problem has occupied both rational choice theorists and ethicists alike. The problem can be represented in the respective literatures by Warren Quinn’s (1997) ‘Puzzle of the Self-Torturer’ and Derek Parfit’s (1984) ‘Drops of Water/Harmless Torturers’ examples. In both cases, many acts lead to a significant moral or prudential outcome, yet each act is insignificant with respect to that outcome. Call these cases intra- and interpersonal dilemmas.

Intra- and interpersonal dilemmas remain problematic. Furthermore, despite their startling similarities, the two cases are often treated in isolation. By bringing together work from varying fields—in both philosophy and economics—we hope to gain further insight and understanding into the problem.

We are particularly interested in work which lies at the intersection of the issue (e.g. Tuck, 1979; Jackson, 1987; Arntzenius and MaCarthy, 1997; Andreou, 2006, 2022; Tenembaum & Raffman, 2012; Soon, 2021). For example, on whether the structure of the two dilemmas is the same, such that one solution applies to the other. Or whether these dilemmas are distinct phenomena requiring different treatment. If so, what is the relation between them? And what does this imply for the opposing dilemma?

We also welcome work which addresses one of the dilemmas in its own right. For example, in rational choice, the problem of intransitive preferences, self-destructive behaviour, and synchronic/diachronic rationality. In ethics, the problem of instrumental vs. non-instrumental reasons for action, the distinction between threshold and non-threshold cases, or various issues surrounding causation and difference-making. Of course, these are just a few topics that contributors may wish to address and we invite submissions in a broad range of different areas.


Deadline: Texts should be submitted by: 30October, 2023.

Length: Texts should be in the range of 4,000–8,000 words. We may consider shorter pieces (2,000-4,000) submitted as critical comments.

Peer-Review: Submissions will go through the journal’s standard peer-review process. Please make a submission through the journal’s standard submission system. The special issue is scheduled for publication in the summer of 2024.

Questions: If you have questions, feel free to contact the editors at editors@ejpe.org.

Application Deadline: 30 October, 2023.

IAFFE @ ASSA 2024 (San Antonio, Jan 2024)

January 5-7, 2024 | San Antonio, TX USA

The International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) invites members to submit panel proposals, session proposals, and individual papers on any area of feminist inquiry into economic issues, including (but not limited to):

IAFFE also co-sponsors sessions with other organizations, and we particularly welcome proposals that would be of interest to the organizations that we have often collaborated with: Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE), Association for Social Economics (ASE), Association for the Study of Generosity in Economics (ASGE), History of Economics Society (HES), Middle East Economic Association (MEEA),Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), National Economics Association (NEA), and the Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE). Papers that cannot be included on the IAFFE@ASSA panels will be considered for IAFFE panels at the ICAPE conference that immediately precedes the ASSA conference in San Antonio on January 4, 2024.


To submit your paper/abstract, session or panel, click HERE to go to the IAFFE@ASSA 2024 webpage.

IAFFE only considers submissions that are not under consideration elsewhere for the same meeting. When you submit your paper or panel proposal, please confirm your submission is not under consideration for presentation at the ASSA meetings by another organization. The submission form includes a question about whether you would like your paper or panel to be considered for a co-sponsored session.

If you have any questions, contact lbadgett@econs.umass.edu or visit the official website.

Submission Deadline: 15 April 2023 (there will be no extension)

INEM Sessions at ASSA 2024 (San Antonio, January 2024)

5-7 January, 2024 | San Antonio, Texas, US

As a cognate society, INEM will organize two sessions at the ASSA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, January 5-7, 2024. INEM invites session proposals on any topic in philosophy and methodology of economics to fill the sessions.

If you are interested in organizing a session, please send a proposal by June 1, 2023 to malte.dold@pomona.edu. The decision will be communicated by June 15, 2023.

Either of two types of sessions can be proposed:

Session proposals must include:

I look forward to receiving your proposal for an INEM session at ASSA 2024. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at Malte Dold.

Application Deadline: 01 June 2023

MOSEC Conference: "The State and Planetary Boundaries" (Ostrava, May 2023)

18-20 May 2023 | University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czechia

Conference Theme: "The State and Planetary Boundaries"

MOSEC 2023 or Modernization by the State and its Ecological Consequences Conference 2023 is an interdisciplinary online conference for the environmentally focused humanities and social sciences, organized by the Center for Economic and Social History, University of Ostrava, Czechia. MOSEC 2023 aims to explore, discuss and disseminate new cross-disciplinary scientific knowledge about the global environmental crisis with a particular focus on the role of the state and state institutions.

Keynote Speakers:

Anthropogenic forces have reduced ecosystem resilience by decreasing biodiversity, altering the physico-chemical environment via climate change, pollution, and land clearance. Today, the global environmental crisis is the single most important challenge humanity faces. Regarding sustainable development, the sovereign nation-state has been the most important actor and stakeholder. Essential part of state sovereignty is the ownership of resources, which often have been sources of conflict and violence, as well as ecological degradation.

Critics of the modern state pointed out that the ecological impact of bureaucratic regimes has been substantially contributing to the worsening of the global environmental crisis. Modern states organized their societies according to the technocratic principles of “high modernism” and have failed to take local knowledge into account thus amplifying the forces of ecological homogenization and uniformity.

In 2023, the Center for Economic and Social History at the University of Ostrava cordially invites contributions from all social sciences and humanities disciplines as well as adjacent scientific fields to explore, discuss and disseminate new cross-disciplinary scientific knowledge about the global environmental crisis with a particular focus on the role of the state and state institutions. MOSEC 2023 welcomes papers with all geographical-, and thematic focuses.

Recommended themes, however include to explore and reflect on the role of the state with regard to climate change, biodiversity loss, resource-, and energy scarcity, toxic emissions, environmental diseases, marine pollution, urban congestion, and sustainability from the perspective of human values, stories, qualitative reasoning, case studies, and traditional-, and sensory knowledge.


Roundtables, posters and unconventional formats are also welcome. For details please contact organizers. All proposals should be sent by 31 March 2023 to organizers at cesh@osu.cz.

Submission Deadline: 31 March 2023

Review of Radical Political Economics: Special issue on "Covid and Capitalism"

Special issue on Covid and Capitalism

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only shown inherent flaws in the capitalist system but also deepened them. It has had major political-economic effects around the world. Millions of people have lost their jobs, the number of people living in extreme poverty has grown substantially, and the already heavy burden of unpaid work borne by women has increased. At the same time, the wealth of the ten richest billionaires doubled since the start of the pandemic.

RRPE is looking for articles that provide radical political-economic analysis of the pandemic. The following is a list of possible subjects for the special issue, although any submission that is related to the topic is welcomed:

If you intend to submit a paper, or have questions, please contact Elif Karaçimen as soon as possible at elifkaracimen@gmail.com.

All submissions undergo RRPE’s regular peer review procedures and must not be under review with any other publication. Submissions must conform to the Instructions to Contributors listed on the RRPE website, or available from the Managing Editor, editor.rrpe@urpe.org.

Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2023

Review of Radical Political Economics: Special Issue on "Climate Change and Capitalism"

Call for Papers: Special issue on Climate Change and Capitalism

Special Issue Collective: *Ron Baiman, Benedictine University; *David Barkin, Metropolitan Autonomous University-Xochimilco; Jacob Blumenfeld, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg; Ying Chen, New School for Social Research; Steve Keen, University College London; *Kirstin Munro, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley; Sirisha Naidu, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Bob Williams, Guilford College (*RRPE Editorial Board member)

Climate change poses an existential threat to the flourishing of all life on earth. While addressing environmental crises has been an urgent task of the left for decades, there appears to be little agreement on either the root causes of climate catastrophe or the best approaches to mitigate environmental destruction. As RRPE is a radical and pluralist journal, the Special Issue Collective is looking for manuscripts that provide a range of critical political economic perspectives on capitalism and the environment, as well as a range of methods, approaches, and geographic focuses. We would especially like to encourage submissions from climate activists, scholars in the Global South, early career researchers, and scholars from groups that have been historically excluded from academia. Although any submission that provides critical political economic analysis of the topic from a class perspective is highly encouraged, the following is a list of possible subjects for the special issue:


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

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

Please find more information on the official website.

Submission Deadline: 31 March 2024

The Economists’ Philosophy Day (online, Nov 2023)

16 November 2023 | online

Call for a Symposium on the Economists’ Philosophy Day, 16 Nov. 2023, 2nd edition.

In deference to the work of all inquisitive minds, past and present, who have assiduously embraced philosophical reflection to find a path to understanding the consequential events for a life worth living, the Journal of Philosophical Economics announces a second edition of

The Economists’ Philosophy Day – A Journal of Philosophical Economics celebration of philosophical reflection in the economic science

In October 2005, the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed the third Thursday of November every year “World Philosophy Day” recalling that “philosophy is a discipline that encourages critical and independent thought and is capable of working towards a better understanding of the world and promoting tolerance and peace.”

It is in this spirit that J Philos Econ proposes to celebrate the Economists’ Philosophy Day by organizing an online plenary session of scientific communications dedicated to the philosophical landmarks through which the economic science has been challenged, for better or worse. Our call invites all those interested in the study of social sciences to contribute not only to the thinking inspired from enduring ideas of philosophy, but also to the way in which they have been adopted, adapted, or made known to advance theoretical and applied research. Please visit the journal web page to see agenda and the published papers of the first edition.

Proposals of approx. 500 words are expected by April 28, 2023. After acceptance, authors are invited to submit the full version of their study for peer-review by August 28, 2023. Proposals will be sent to editor@jpe.ro.

Submission Deadline: 28 April 2023

Workshop on "The Metrics of Energy" ( Vienna, June 2023)

15-16 June 2023 | Vienna, Austria

Workshop Theme: The Metrics of Energy: Accounting for Nature in the History of Social Science and Ecological Economics

International workshop, organised by Anna Echterhölter and Marco Vianna Franco, University of Vienna (Key Research Area History of Science) in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Studies IHS Vienna (research group Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Economic Structures)

During the 19th century, several socio-economic thinkers considered energy as a unit of account. In Habsburg countries, Belgium, Rumania and beyond, accounting for economic demand and supply as well as stocks and flows of resources was tentatively rendered in metricized forms of energy. Consequently, this type of calculation began to rival monetary units of account, not without leading into comparable problems. Some argue that these initiatives were closely related to the consolidation of thermodynamics, with social dynamics being framed from the standpoint of the natural sciences. Thermodynamics has especially been discussed with regards to economic theory and, within ecological economics, with a focus on degrowth.

The role played by energy in the cultural development of human societies was seen as the basis for further theory- and policy-making. Social energetics, for example, applied energy-based theoretical frameworks and empirical data to social systems. It emerged in the early 1880s as a distinct scientific approach to understanding the interconnections between biophysical and economic issues by means of the study of energy stocks and flows. Similar developments have taken place in different branches of social science and represented the subjects of different historiographical threads, from ecological anthropology and currents within sociology and geography to social ecology and ecological economics. However, with regard to the history of social science, this topic can still be seen as underexplored, particularly in the face of the aggravation of contemporary environmental challenges associated with the Anthropocene.

Notably, there is an early strand of discussions around energetics emerging from Central Europe which will be central to the conference. Within an Austrian context, for example, social energetics was taken up at the turn of the twentieth century by figures such as Otto Neurath, Josef Popper-Lynkeus, and Rudolf Goldscheid. As early as the 1880s, Eduard Sacher developed a comprehensive theoretical framework in political economy centred on social energetics—roughly at the same time as Ukrainian physician and Marxist thinker Sergei Podolinsky published his landmark article on the topic ([1881] 2004). The application of resource accounting to the economy encompassed issues related to labour, cooperatives, moral and economic values, and various novel ideas on the role and method of economic planning. Nutrition represents another vital topic for a history of the metrics of energy. Ever since Wilbur O. Atwater measured the metabolism of a student in one of his calorimeters, the unit of calorie took on a nutritional meaning. Poverty, seafaring and war were specific fields of emergence in which vital minima and personal energy budgets were meticulously calculated. In times of environmental peril and energy insecurity, the history of these calculations suddenly appears in a new light. In a scenario of political instability, social energetics looks less hopelessly holistic and new types of metricizing energy or entropy seem increasingly prudent.

Against this backdrop, the workshop sets the stage for a reappraisal of the biophysical, cultural, social and/or economic aspects of measurements, accounting techniques, and theories related to energy as a relevant issue in the history of social science and the social history of quantification. This workshop will bring together scholars from different fields of knowledge interested in quantitative or qualitative assessments of energy from the standpoint of the history of social science. The two-day workshop will be composed of paper presentations of 25 minutes, which will leave time for discussions.

The keynotes will be given by Joan Martínez-Alier (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona) and Oliver Schlaudt (Cusanus Hochschule für Gesellschaftsgestaltung Koblenz). Confirmed presenters and discussants include Federico D’Onofrio (University of Vienna), Verena Halsmayer (University of Lucerne), Elisabeth Nemeth (University of Vienna), Daniela Russ (University of Leipzig), and Monika Wulz (ETH Zurich). The workshop is organised by the Key Research Area History of Science at the University of Vienna and hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) Vienna (research group Energy, Environment and Sustainable Economic Structures). We aim to publish presented papers in a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal. Researchers are invited to submit proposals for a presentation on subjects related to this call. Please submit a short description of about 250 words no later than March 30th, 2023 via e-mail (wissenschaftsgeschichte.hkw@univie.ac.at). Decisions regarding invitations (including coverage of travel and hotel costs) will be communicated in mid-April.

Submission Deadline: 30 March 2023

Call for Participants

16th EAEPE Summer School (Rome, July 2023)

3-6 July 2023 | Rome, Italy

The 16th EAEPE Summer School on "Economic policy and welfare in a context of high inflation will will be held in Rome, Italy from 3-6 July 2023, organized by Pasquale Tridico, Sebastiano Fadda and Luigi Salvati. Please consider application and/or share the call with your colleagues.

The EAEPE Summer School is open to PhD students and early-career researchers working in particular in the field of institutional and evolutionary analysis, with a special focus this year on inflation, welfare and technological change. In the spirit of pluralism characteristic of the organizing associations, many Research Areas are relevant and contributions from all fields using institutional, multidisciplinary approaches are welcome. Seminars by internationally renowned scholars will be given in the morning, while afternoons will be devoted to workshops and presentations by advanced PhD students and early-career researchers, who will thus benefit from comments and suggestions from experts in the field.


PhD students can apply by uploading their CV using the online submission form. Advanced PhD students and early-career researchers who would like to present their work can submit their proposal or paper along with their CV using the online submission form. Successful candidates will be notified by 12 May 2023

Contact: Queries about the 16th EAEPE Summer School should be addressed to summerschool@eaepe.org. More information is available on the official website.

Application Deadline: 5 May 2023

2023 Marxist Summer School (Kasos, June 2023)

21 June - 5 July 2023 | Kasos, Greece

The Institute for the Radical Imagination is pleased to announce the 2023 Marxist Summer School. The Summer School will take place from June 21st through July 5th on the Greek island of Kasos. The Marxist Summer School is designed to enable those who are new to historical materialism as well as more advanced participants to address fundamental questions, concepts, and texts in an intensive way and in an inclusive, non-sectarian, and congenial setting. There will be two daily seminar sessions (held in the Kasos municipal library) where participants will collaborate on close readings of texts and address some of the core political problems of our times: from ecological devastation, war, the transformation of desire and subjectivity, the struggle against work and the liberation of creative spirit, and the crisis of the capitalist state.

The Marxist Summer School is open to everyone with intellectual drive and revolutionary zeal and does not require any previous preparation. Students can register on the Institute website. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $300 and an additional $1100 is due by the end of May. The tuition includes a single occupancy hotel room (there can be reduced rates for those who want to share a room) and one communal meal each day. There will be a maximum of 30 students in total, some financial aid may be available for students on a need basis.

Kasos is a very small island with about 800 residents. It has very little tourism and is an ideal location for engaging in collaborative study and radical thinking. There are a few beaches in walking distance from where you will be staying as well as various small cafes, bars, and tavernas. There are daily flights to Kasos from Rhodes and Karpathos as well as multiple ferry boats from Piraeus each week (connecting through the islands of Crete, Rhodes, and Karpathos), ferry boat tickets from Piraeus start at about 60 euros.

Schedule for Summer 2023:

For additional information, contact Peter Bratsis at pbratsis@gmail.com or visit the official website.

1st International Young Scholars Workshop at the Universidad de la República (Uruguay, September 2023)

7 - 8 2023 | Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay

Political tensions associated with rising inequality, geopolitical rivalries weakening the multilateral system, financial instability, environmental issues, and persistent technological and productive asymmetries among developing and developed countries, are the current challenges of the international economy. Different paradigms in economics are trying to explain these crises and design policy responses to move towards sustainable development in its three dimensions, economic, social and environmental. Post-Keynesian, Structuralist, Institutionalist, Evolutionary, and Schumpeterian economists, among others, have contributed to the debate and expanded the opportunities for a pluralist conversation and cross-fertilization. This workshop aims to bring together researchers from different intellectual traditions and countries to discuss their research results and ongoing research advances on these major topics.

This workshop aims specially to promote the participation of Phd students and young scholars (3 years since earning a PhD degree) working in the following areas:

Extended abstracts and full paper submissions: Interested scholars are invited to apply to the workshop by submitting an extended abstract (1500-2000 words). The paper selection follows a blind review method. The major prerequisites for acceptance are completeness and relatedness to the required topics. Submitted work will most likely be considered if it is fully readable and does not lack substantial sections. We encourage authors to send their abstract in English, Portuguese or Spanish. Full paper submissions are accepted written in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

Workshop presentations: In the workshop, mentors will give feedback to the participants. The workshop will be organized in different sessions according to the research topic.

Possibility of publication: A selection of the papers submitted for the workshop will be published in a special issue of PSL Quarterly Review (www.pslquarterlyreview.info).

Financial support: Financial support is available, although resources are scarce. In this sense, it will only be given to scholars who are based in the region. Please indicate the need for funding in the application. In case of acceptance, organizers will contact details about the amount granted. Important deadlines:

Important dates
Reception of extended abstracts (1500-2000 words): From 1st January until 31st March
Acceptance announcement: 30th April 2022
Full paper submissions: 15th July
For any questions regarding the call, please contact email.
More details on the applications will follow soon.

Academic Committee: Verónica Amarante, Luis Bértola, Carlos Bianchi, Camila Gramkow, Fernando Isabella, Florencia Jaccoud, Mercedes Menéndez, Lucía Pittaluga, Gabriel Porcile, Verónica Robert, Carolina Roman, Danilo Spinola, Giuliano Yajima

Organizer Committee: Carlos Bianchi, Jimena Castillo, Tiago Couto, Fernando Isabella, Florencia Jaccoud, Nathalie Marins, Pablo Marmisolle, Anaclara Martinis, Mercedes Menéndez, Helena Morais, Santiago Picasso, Gabriel Porcile, Maximiliano Presa, Giuliano Yajima

Application Deadline: 30 March 2023

Beyond the Optimising Agent - Summer School in Advanced Methods for Economics and Political Economy (London, June 2023)

5-9 June 2023 | University of Greenwich, London, UK

Beyond The Optimising Agent - Summer School in Advanced Methods for Economics and Political Economy

This summer school provides advanced training in methods for Economics and Political Economy with practical applications. It focusses on theoretical and empirical methods beyond constrained optimisation that capture features such as uncertainty, instability, complexity, institutions, and historical change. In this way, the school provides methods that receive less attention in standard economics programmes but are essential to analyse real-world issues such as financial cycles, climate change, income and wealth inequality, and much more. Please see the Call for Applications, including the programme, here.

What will be covered? The school covers both analytical foundations in the form of lectures as well as applications in the form of hands-on computer-lab exercises and interactive group work. A variety of different methods are introduced, both quantitative and qualitative. Concrete applications illustrate how participants can apply these methods in their own research.

Who can participate?

The summer school is targeted at PhD students (or PGRs) and Early Career Researchers (up to 3 years since completion of PhD). In exceptional cases, we will also consider applications from postgraduate students.

Organising Team and Support

The summer school is jointly organised by the Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA) at the University of Greenwich and the Department of Economics at the University of Leeds. We are grateful for financial support from the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

How to apply

Send a CV and a 1-page motivation letter (covering, e.g., research interests / PhD topic, supervisors if applicable, methods used, and how you would benefit from attending) to beyondoptimization@gmail.com. We will notify successful candidates by 12 April 2023.


Tickets with accommodation include a room in the student accommodation at Avery Hill Campus, including breakfast. Each room includes a single bed, desk and a sink. Toilets and showers are separate but shared between 5 rooms which also share a communal kitchen. Avery Hill campus is a 40min bus ride away from Greenwich Campus, where all sessions will take place. See details about Avery Hill Campus below.

For more information please visit the official website.

Application Deadline: 5 April 2023

CORE Econ workshop (Bath, March 2023)

27-28 March 2023 | University of Bath, Bath, UK

Teaching and Learning with "Die Wirtschaft"

After a two-year due to pandemic restrictions, CORE Econ workshops are back!

The next CORE Econ workshop will be held at the University of Bath on 27th and 28th March 2023. Attendees will learn about, and discuss, new developments in teaching and learning with CORE Econ’s expanded offer of resources, including:

CORE Econ instructors, graduate students, and those who are interested in CORE Econ are welcome to register for this workshop, and encouraged to share their views and expertise with others.


Click here to access the tentative programme of this workshop. Please note that there may be minor changes in the sessions’ topics. Speakers will be announced when confirmed.


Register on Eventbrite to attend. Please note that you will be asked to pay a non-refundable £30 participation fee, which will go towards the cost of the dinner on 27th March. Graduate students wishing to attend are eligible for a small stipend to cover the cost of travel and accommodation. If you would like to be considered, please email us at contact@core-econ.org. If you have any queries, feel free to contact us at contact@core-econ.org. This page will be updated regularly, and we will announce any updates on:

CREF Economic Fitness and Complexity Spring School (Rome, June 2023)

5-9 June | Rome, Italy

The Enrico Fermi Research Centre - CREF (Rome) and UNU-MERIT (Maastricht), in collaboration with the Young Scholar Initiative of the Institute of New Economic Thinking are now calling for submissions to the first Economic Fitness and Complexity spring school, which will be held on June 5-9, 2023 in Rome, Italy. The school is an extensive introduction to the economic complexity framework, with theoretical and practical lessons. The first three days will focus on theoretical and practical classes covering the following topics: economic complexity measurement, network theory, machine learning, measurement of relatedness. Theoretical lectures will be followed by coding labs, where participants will have the chance to apply the methodologies introduced in class, and to carry out assigned group projects, focusing on the school core themes. For the last two days of the school, many world-wide renowned scholars have been invited to present their frontier research linking economic complexity with economic development, economic geography, labour economics, sustainability, economics of science, and innovation policy.

For more details and application instructions please visit our website.

Deadline for application: 31 March 2023

HOPE Annual Summer Institute (Duke, June 2023)

19-22 June 2023 | North Carolina, USA

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 on 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 individual paper 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 an 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 chope@econ.duke.edu.

Deadline for proposals or drafts: 1 April 2023

International Rosa Luxemburg Society Conference (Norway, March 2023)

In March 2023 Nord Universitet, the International Rosa Luxemburg Society, and the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, supported by Fritt Ord, will host the International Rosa Luxemburg Conference at Nord Universitet, Bodø, Norway.

International participants will meet and discuss the role of Rosa Luxemburg and her works in the 21st century, especially from perspectives that could be considered topical or geographical peripheries. The participants will also have the chance to discuss current trends and debates in international research related to the life, works, and impact of Rosa Luxemburg.




For more information and a full schedule with time stamps please visit the conference webpage. Those interested in further details can also contact Philipp Kufferath (Philipp.Kufferath@fes.de) or Dr. Uwe Sonnenberg (uwe.sonnenberg@rosalux.org).

Trento Summer School on Economics and Institutions in Europe (Italy, July 2023)

10 -14 July 2023 | University of Trento, Italy

Redesigning the economic governance of the EU. New threats and opportunities.

Call for applications

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

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

The Summer Module has an international dimension and includes multiple activities: keynote lectures, lectures, panel sessions, group activities. See here for information about the 2022 edition.

Key topics covered by SMEIE 2023 are:

  1. "Institutional frictions" and the reform of the EU macroeconomic governance
  2. Advances in investigations about convergence, divergence and spillovers across member states
  3. Financial governance and the post-pandemic debt overhang
  4. Macro-Policies and the Green Deal in the short and in the long run

Keynote speakers

Guest lecturers

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

The scientific committee of SMEIE will select up to 15 applicants. All admitted participants will receive an official participation certificate at the end of the Summer Module.

Costs: Applicants whose application is accepted will be asked to confirm admission by paying a participation fee of €100.00.

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

Travel. The selected students will have to organize the trip to and from Trento and pay the travel costs by their own.

Application procedure: Please click on this link to apply for the Summer Module 2023. Italian residents can access with a @unitn.it account, SPID or CIE. Applicants without a @unitn.it account can create an account by following the registration procedure as explained at the above link.

Important dates:

Scientific Committee: Roberto Tamborini (Summer Module coordinator), Luigi Bonatti, Sara Casagrande, Bruno Dallago, Lucio Gobbi, Klaudijo Klaser (Module co-coordinator), Maria Luigia Segnana, Nadia von Jacobi.

For any enquiry on the Summer Module please contact Roberto Tamborini.

Application Deadline: 30 April 2023

Workshop on "Ecologizing Economics: Reflexivity, Methods and Interdisciplinarity in the Age of Anthropocene" (Lille, June 2023)

28 June 2023 | Lille, France

In the context of a multidimensional ecological crisis, economic analysis is challenged to adapt its methods so that it can remain relevant to contemporary issues. In particular, calls to strengthen the consideration of biogeophysical dynamics are becoming more and more pressing. The orientation of economics towards these issues is therefore an invitation for a certain number of economists to build interdisciplinary forms of research, open notably to natural and other social sciences. However, achieving such coherence is far from obvious.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together young researchers to question the place of economics in the ecosystem of disciplines in the context of ecological emergency. With questions at the level of economics itself (e.g. what aspects of the discipline provide a useful and singular point of view in a context of ecological crisis?) and at the level of interdisciplinarity (e.g. how to investigate emerging interdisciplinary practices?).

To help us in our reflection, we will have the pleasure to welcome prof. Michiru Nagatsu from the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science. Prof. Nagatsu is a specialist in the philosophy of economics and sustainability sciences, and will be able to enlighten our discussions with a more experienced eye.

We encourage young scholars (widely defined) researching in economics, philosophy, sociology, history of economic thought, or any related discipline to apply to this methodological workshop, either as a speaker or as a simple participant.

Please apply by filling out the form on the workshop webpage.

Some travel and accommodation stipends are available. The conference's registration fees will be free for the workshop participants.

This workshop is organized by the Institute for New Economic Thinking's Young Scholars Initiative (INET YSI).

The language of the workshop will be English.

Deadline for submission: 14 March 2023

Workshop on "Growth, technology and industrial policy: European and Italian perspectives" (Rome, March 2023)

31 March 2023 | Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

The Workshop on Growth, technology and industrial policy: European and Italian perspectives, organised by the Department of Economics and Law of Sapienza University of Rome, jointly with Dezernat ZukunftInstitute for Macrofinance, Fondazione Brodolini and the Italian Economic Association (SIE) will take place on March 31st at the Faculty of Economics of Sapienza University of Rome.

The workshop aims to bring together experts and researchers from academia, research institutions, industry and policy-making, to discuss the pressing challenges in the context of the green energy transition and the role of industrial policy in accelerating it. It will feature a keynote speech by Adam Tooze (Columbia University), who will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Europe in the new global context.

For further information on the workshop and to register, please refer to the programme:

9.00 – 9.30: Welcome address

9.30 – 10.00:

10.00 – 11.30:

11.30 – 12.00: Coffee break

12.00 – 13.30: Keynote speech and discussion Adam Tooze (Columbia University, New York)

13.30 – 14.30: Lunch

14.30 – 16.00:

16.00 – 16.30: Coffee break

16.30 – 18.00

To attend the workshop please complete the following registration form.

Conference Papers, Reports, and Podcasts

Legal-Economic Nexus podcast. Clara Mattei and The Capital Order

Clara Mattei of the New School for Social Research IS interviewed on her new book "The Capital Order" which is a history of how Italian economists in particular helped shape the ideas of austerity under facism in Italy. To listen to the podacst click this Apple link.

Job Postings

Greenwich Business School, UK

Job title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Economics

The Greenwich Business School at the University of Greenwich is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Economics.

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who will demonstrate innovation in their teaching. Applicants need to be confident in developing inspiring module materials and learning activities.

The successful candidate will demonstrate emerging leadership in their subject area and a growing reputation and impact across the Greenwich Business School, University of Greenwich, and beyond.

The position offers opportunities for teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and enables an ambitious candidate to play an important role in the shaping of the future development of the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics’ high quality, effective and innovative approach to its curriculum design including inclusive approaches to setting and marking assessment. The role will focus on delivering high-quality education in a variety of formats.

Candidates would enjoy working with diverse cohorts of students and challenging them to fulfil their potential and are capable of teaching either or both qualitative and quantitative subjects.

There are strong research teams within the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics which provide research that is of significance to businesses. A successful applicant would form part of a research group, contributing to REF submissions and overall research activities while at the same time receiving support and mentoring to enhance their skills and overall standing in the research community.

The successful candidate must hold a Master’s in Economics or related field.

The Greenwich Business School is located in the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich - a UNESCO World Heritage site – and has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity which is reflected in our staff and student profiles.

For more information on why it’s an exciting time to join the Greenwich Business School, please see the Greenwich Business School brochure attached to this job advert.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Aleks Stojanovic, Head of School – Accounting, Finance and Economics at a.stojanovic@gre.ac.uk.

Should you have any queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team on hrsr-fob@greenwich.ac.uk

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

Academic Career Pathways

The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission.

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion.

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form.

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

For application and further information please visit the website.

Application Deadline: 7 March 2023

Aalborg University Business School, Denmark

Job title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Economics

At The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Aalborg University Business School, a number of full-time positions as assistant or associate professor in economics are open for appointment from June 1, 2023 or soon thereafter. The assistant professor positions are for a maximum of 4 years with a tenure track option. The associate professor positions are permanent. Workplace is in Aalborg.


Aalborg University Business School is situated at Aalborg University, a university with world-class research in many disciplines. Aalborg University is a founding institution in Problem-Based Learning. With this as a guiding principle, the Business School plays a major role in bridging the gap between business and science that helps commercialise inventions and generate business growth. The prerequisite for this is relevant research of the highest quality. We have a strategy of publishing our research in leading journals in our fields. We consider current trends and issues in all the knowledge we produce. Only then can we contribute with business-critical insights that make a difference in society.

As an applicant for this position, you are expected to have a strong research potential within economics. You will be expected to actively participate professionally and socially in the economics research group. Your research must cover one or more of the following research fields:

Applicants are expected to have strong methodological skills, and the position will mainly contribute to the economics degree in terms of teaching but also other relevant courses at the business school and in adjacent departments.

Applicants are to indicate in their application whether they are applying for the assistant professor or associate professor position.

A position as assistant professor is a fixed-term training position which includes an obligation to carry our research and teaching activities. To a limited extent, additional tasks may be defined by the University. The appointment includes a requirement to attend a course in university pedagogy for assistant professors organised by the University.

The employment as assistant professor must not exceed a total period of four years at the same institution (a maximum of six years at assistant professor level at AAU and a maximum of eight years at assistant professor level in Denmark).

The formal qualification requirement for at position as assistant professor is a PhD degree or academic qualifications at PhD level.

Tenure track option
Highly qualified candidates can be appointed as tenure-track assistant professors on a six-year contract with the prospect of performance-based advancement to a tenured position as associate professor. An internal assessment committee will conduct a mid-term evaluation after 3 years, and an external assessment committee will conduct a final review after 5.5 years. If the assessment is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as associate professor.

A position as associate professor is a permanent appointment which included an obligation to carry our research and teaching activities. To some extent, additional tasks may be defined by the University.

The formal qualification requirement for the position as associate professor is research qualifications corresponding to the level achieved from a successful employment period as an assistant professor/researcher or achieved otherwise. The applicant must document scientific production at an international level. Furthermore, it is presupposed that the applicants have received supervision and pedagogical upgrading and a positive written evaluation of teaching qualifications.

Moreover it will be an advantage, but not a prerequisite, that applicants for the position as associate professor have experience with Problem Based Learning (PBL) which is Aalborg University's teaching philosophy.


The application must contain the following:


Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

The selected candidates will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. Assessed candidates may be invited to an interview and/or asked to give a trial lecture.

When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the candidates who are not considered for the position.


You may obtain further information about the academic contents of the position from Head of Business School Christian Nielsen, phone 99402702, e-mail head@business.aau.dk
Any enquiries relating to the application procedure should be addressed to Human Resources, email hs-hr@adm.aau.dk.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.


Appointment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Higher Educatio and Science's Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Salary is in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confereration of Professional Associations (AC) o Academics in the State. Worplace is in Aalborg.

For more information and Appication please visit the website.

Submission Deadline: 13 March 2023

Brandon University, Canada

Job title: tenure-track position in Economics or Political Economy

The Department Economics at Brandon University has an opening for a tenure-track position in Economics or Political Economy. The department has a tradition of being pluralistic.

The Department of Economics at Brandon University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track appointment commencing on 1 August 2023.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience specified in the Collective Agreement between Brandon University Faculty Association and Brandon University Board of Governors. The preferred candidate must demonstrate a commitment to student- centred undergraduate teaching and learning opportunities and must
provide evidence of teaching competence in the following areas: History of Economic Thought, Economic History and Econometrics. The ability to teach courses in the following areas is desirable: Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Economics, Benefit-Cost Analysis and Labour Studies.

The preferred candidate will have a completed PhD or ABD in Economics or Political Economy, a strong record of undergraduate teaching, an active research program (specialization open), and a commitment to collegial collective governance.

Applicants should apply in one pdf file that includes: a letter of application (stating skills and experiences that meet requirements of the position, teaching philosophy); Curriculum Vitae (to include degrees, areas of specialization, teaching experience, and research interests); evidence of teaching and research progress including course outlines and a sample publication; evidence of citizenship status; and the names and contact information of three referees sent to Dr. Balfour Spence, Acting Dean of Arts, at EconSearch@brandonu.ca.

Priority consideration will be given to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents. Closing date for applications is April 30, 2023 (or when the position is filled). Start date: August 1, 2023

Please find more information on the official website.

Application deadline: 30 April 2023 (or until the position is filled)

Queen Mary University of London, UK

Job title: Lecturer in Risk Management in Business and Society

The School of Business and Management (SBM) seeks to recruit an inspirational researcher, teacher and educational leader to a lectureship in risk management in business and society. Candidates with a strong university research and teaching record as well as early career academics with promising research record are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be offered a teaching and research contract. We welcome hearing how you would best contribute to our research and education activities in line with SBM’s values and mission. All applicants should have the ability to teach and supervise effectively across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Department of Business and Society in SBM.

This permanent lectureship at the School of Business and Management, QMUL is relevant to political economists with an interest in a wide range of topics including:

We welcome academics who analyse risk management in the wider context, with an interest in a wide range of topics including (but not limited to) sustainability transition risks at the level of firm and society, digital transition risks, geopolitical risks, supply chain sustainability and resilience, organisational resilience, risk management and regulation, risk management and corporate social responsibility and risk management in public governance. We therefore value the ability to contextualise risk management within megatrends in business and society (such as sustainability transitions, innovation and geo-political processes), and in relation to the role that national and international public and private institutions may play in shaping the landscape. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to SBM’s research expertise in the broad fields of risk management, and to the teaching and research profile of the Department of Business and Society. Depending on their particular research field, the postholder might contribute to research units in the school such as the Centre on Labour, Sustainability and Global Production or the Public Management and Regulation Group or the Organisational Processes and Practices Research Group.

For further information, please visit the website.

I'm happy to take informal queries. Otherwise, please contact Dr Giuliano Maielli, Head of Department of Business and Society and Reader in Organisation Studies, at g.maielli@qmul.ac.uk

Application Deadline: 21 March 2023

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Job title: Assistant Professor in European Political Economy

The University of Amsterdam, Netherlands is looking for an Assistant Professor in European Political Economy.

Job description

Tasks and responsibilities


You are a dynamic and ambitious researcher with a strong research profile, demonstrable by international publications and an international academic network. Your publications show expertise in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in European comparative and international political economy. Your research addresses questions in one of the following broad areas: global justice, inequality and insecurity, decoloniality, or climate change and sustainability. You have an excellent command of relevant research methods in the humanities and social sciences. You bring an interdisciplinary approach to studying the European political economy, in which you draw on insights from international or comparative political economy, historical political economy, economic sociology, economic anthropology, or economic history, for instance. Your research has a clear transnational perspective. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who have a geographical research focus on Europe in combination with other areas of the world, such as sub-Saharan Africa, the MENA region, or Latin America.

Your research connects to the profile of the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES) as well as to the University Research Priority Area Decolonial Futures and UvA's strategic focus themes Responsible Digital Transformation, Fair and Resilient Societies, and Sustainable Prosperity

You are able to develop and teach modules on European economics and European political economy in the interdisciplinary BA and MA programmes in European Studies, and in particular the BA Major European Economics. You show flexibility in teaching topics beyond your own research focus, a willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams of teachers and the ability to offer inspiring lectures and tutorials in the BA, MA and minor programmes that aspire to an international community of students.

We are committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. We particularly encourage scholars from underrepresented groups to apply.

Your experience and profile

Conditions of employment

We offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 18 months with a probationary period of two months. If you already have an employment contract with the UvA, we offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 12 months. The employment is for 38 hours per week. Preferred starting date is 1 August 2023.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week, ranges between € 3,974 (scale 11) to €6,181 (scale 12), dependent on relevant experience. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. A favourable tax agreement, the '30% ruling', may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

We additionally offer:

More information and the application form is available on the official website.

Application Deadline: 13 April 2023

University of Manitoba, Canada

Job title: full-time probationary appointment at the rank of Instructor I or II in Heterodox Feminist Economics and Political Economy

The Economics and Society Stream of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time probationary appointment at the rank of Instructor I or II in Heterodox Feminist Economics and Political Economy. A master’s degree in economics is required. The candidate should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and specialize in heterodox and feminist economics and political economy. Responsibilities will include undergraduate teaching in one or more delivery modes, including in-person instruction and service-related activities.

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global. The Economics Department is a vibrant environment with 600 undergraduate majors and active MA and Ph.D programs. The Economics Department consists of two subunits: Economics and Society and Economics and Econometrics. This Instructor position is a designated Economics and Society position.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything.

The City of Winnipeg (www.tourismwinnipeg.com), located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is recognized for its vibrant, multicultural community and diverse culture. The city, with a growing population of more than 766,000, is home to internationally renowned festivals, galleries and museums, the historic Exchange District and The Forks, and ever-expanding research, education, and business sectors. From the Hudson Bay waters, across the farmland fields, to the pulse of the cities and towns, The Province of Manitoba’s (www.travelmanitoba.com) people and places – its 100,000 lakes, 92 provincial parks, winding river valleys and storied prairie skies – inspire.

The appointment may begin on or after July 1, 2023. The salary for the position will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate.

Application for this position must include a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Three confidential letters of reference must also be received directly from the applicant’s referees. Candidates should include evidence of effective teaching, such as teaching evaluations and sample course outlines. Applications and confidential references should be sent electronically to ECONSOCI@umanitoba.ca. The deadline for applications to receive full consideration will be February 22, 2023, with the application process remaining open until the position is filled. Further information concerning the Department of Economics may be obtained from http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculty/arts/economics or by e-mailing your questions to ECONSOCI@umanitoba.ca.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Application Deadline: 22 February 2023, until position is filled

Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Job title: 1 Postdoctoral teaching and research associate, non-tenure track or 2 Teaching and research associates

You want to understand how things are connected and make a fundamental impact? We offer an environment where you can realize your full potential. At one of Europe’s largest and most modern business and economics universities. On a campus where quality of work is also quality of life. We are looking for support at the Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience 40 hours/week (postdoctoral teaching and research associate, non-tenure track) or 30 hours/week (teaching and research associate) Starting July 1, 2023 and ending after 6 years

The successful candidate/s is/are expected to contribute to the institute's teaching and research agenda with priority given to candidates with a research interest in spatial inequality especially with regard to income, wealth, social mobility, unequal access to social and built infrastructure, the link between socio-spatial and environmental inequality, etc.. They will work together closely with other researchers at the WGI and are expected to produce high-quality research targeted at top-tier journals in the field.

Pre-doc applicants are expected to provide a short motivation letter including possible topics of interest for their PhD thesis. Post-doc applicants are invited to provide a motivation letter explaining how they will contribute to the current research agenda at the WGI and a statement of their research plans for the next six years.

What to expect

For teaching and research associate (pre-doc) positions:

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For teaching and research associate (pre-doc) positions:

For positions at the pre-doc level and above:

What we offer you

The minimum monthly gross salary for a postdoctoral teaching and research associate, non-tenure track amounts to €4,351.90 (14 times per year). This salary may be adjusted based on equivalent prior work experience. The minimum monthly gross salary for a teaching and research associate 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.

For more information and application please visit the website.

Application Deadline: 29 March 2023


Call for Nominations: EAEPE prizes 2023 (Kapp, Robinson and Simon prize)

The EAEPE Council invites you to submit papers/books for the 2023 Kapp, Robinson and Simon prize competitions.

The objective of the EAEPE prizes is to celebrate outstanding papers and books by our members that open up new avenues of research in the broad EAEPE perspectives of pluralism and institutionalism, in any of the theoretical and empirical domains represented in our association. We encourage you all to submit your work for these prizes so that all the diversity of EAEPE approaches can be represented and promoted.

Papers and books should be sent to the EAEPE Prize Coordinators, Yannis Dafermos (yannis.dafermos@soas.ac.uk) and Caroline Vincensini (caroline.vincensini@ens-paris-saclay.fr).

For more information please visit the official website.

Winner Announcement: Pierangelo Garegnani Thesis Prize 2022

The Centro di Ricerche e Documentazione “Piero Sraffa” is pleased to announce that the Pierangelo Garegnani Thesis Prize 2022 has been awarded ex aequo to Dr Santiago Gahn and Dr Alessandro Le Donne.

The Committee for the Pierangelo Garegnani Thesis Prize 2022, composed of professor Roberto Ciccone, professor Vincenzo Maffeo and professor Riccardo Soliani, having examined the doctoral theses presented by the candidates, expresses satisfaction for the high quality of all the works. Basing its judgement on the contents, congruence with the lines of research developed by Pierangelo Garegnani and prospects for further work along these lines, the Committee awards the Pierangelo Garegnani Thesis Prize 2022 ex aequo to:

Centro Sraffa would like to thank all the young scholars who have presented their work and whose participation contributes to expressing the vitality of the orientation which inspires the Prize.

Winner Announcement: Routledge Inclusive Economics Prize

We are excited to announce the winners of the inaugural Routledge Inclusive Economics Prize!

Thank you to all who applied for our first annual Routledge Inclusive Economics Prize. The judges praised the high standard and quality of all the prize applications received. Our aim was to highlight research from diverse voices in the field of economics and finance—research that encompasses marginalized views and encourages equity and solidarity, in turn promoting inclusivity in both research and outcomes.

We were elated at the quality and diversity of the applications we received, and while was a very difficult decision to choose a winner, we believe the chosen research application has the capability to make a significant impact on the growth of inclusivity within the field of economics.

Associate Professor Emel Memiş Parmaksiz, Ankara University, Türkiye and Assistant Professor Ozge Izdes Terkoglu, Istanbul University, Türkiye for

“Elderly Care in a Non-caring Economy: How Far is a Caring Society”

Asso. Prof. Parmaksiz and Asst. Prof. Terkoglu’s research is very original in its decolonization aspects by focusing on the elderly as a vulnerable, overlooked population, with a particular focus on unpaid elder care. Their innovative method of combining time use and socioeconomic conditions data as a means of criticizing conservative discourse and its influence on government a frame for its investigation proved a very strong aspect with our panel of expert judges. Their research gives non-mainstream attention to care, unpaid work, and informal health systems in contrast to a mainstream emphasis on market-based care systems, all of which are very consistent with the goals of the prize in highlighting diverse voices from marginalized groups.

What winning the prize means to our recipients—

“We were very touched and honored to learn that we have won the Routledge Award for Inclusive Economy. Above all, it is very encouraging and empowering to hear that our research has been awarded such a meaningful award. We received the news at a time when we needed solidarity the most in our struggle for decolonization in the field of economy on the one hand, but also solidarity for equality in all aspects of life on the other. We are full of mixed feelings. Just two weeks ago, one of the biggest earthquake disasters occurred in Turkey and Syria. We witness so much pain, suffering and loss around and near us…. Today, there could not be a more meaningful award in terms of both its purpose and content. We all know that all these devastating effects of disasters are human-made and that the main problem is the lack of diversity and inclusion that leads to deep inequalities and discrimination. At a time when the importance of diversity and inclusion has never been more important, it is invaluable to us to conduct and value research that combats discrimination, elitism and marginalization, just as the purpose of the award was explained.”

What the research means to our recipients—

“Our research proposal titled ‘Elderly Care in a Non-caring Economy: How Far is a Caring Society?’ aims to address the gendered consequences of the elderly care gap and care provided by families by taking into account the socioeconomic differences of elderly care providers. We are passionate about our research issue and believe that the topic covers highly relevant socio-economic issues that are critical to promoting a more caring and solidarity-oriented policy. We are living in an ageing society with growing care needs that are neglected. However, this neglect comes with its costs. It leaves a significant portion of the elderly with care needs unmet and levies a heavy burden on women who are most commonly unpaid care providers of families. We all observe that the impact of the economic burden of the absence of affordable services on households varies with socio-economic differences. We are highly motivated by the idea of contributing to the literature by generating a new data source on Turkey that combines time use and socioeconomic conditions data. Therefore, seeing our belief in the importance of the issue shared with many, including the members of the Routledge Included Awards Committee, motivates us to continue to do more work on these issues critical to promoting a more caring and solidarity-driven policy. We also find the idea of contributing to the studies that acknowledge the interconnectedness of life; either be in monetized or in non-monetized spheres of the economy. Our research is based on a combined time-use data and socio-economic conditions dataset to address gender-based and socio-economic inequalities, which we believe help explore the issues to be addressed more urgently today.”

Please find a link to the award here.


American Journal of Economics and Sociology 82 (2)

Issue Information

Original Articles

Andreea Stancea, Aurelian Muntean: An economic offer they cannot refuse! Economic expectations on incumbent government support in Core and periphery European countries

X. Henry Wang, Bill Yang, Alex Young: On the monetary policy in an economy with banks endogenously creating money

James R. Barth, Min Gu, Jiachen Liu: SPACs: An overview and assessment of returns

Ryan H. Murphy, Ellen Taylor, Dean Stansel: Economic freedom at metropolitan statistical area borders

Shane Sanders, Andrew Luccasen, Abhinav Alakshendra: Rent control according to Seinfeld

Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 43 (1)

Antonio Carlos Diegues, José Eduardo Roselino: Industrial policy, techno-nationalism and Industry 4.0: China-USA technology war

Isaías Albertin de Moraes: Revisitando o conceito de Desenvolvimento Econômico e a Escola de Pensamento do Desenvolvimentismo na Economia

lexandru Patruti: Keynes and Hayek: some common elements in business cycle theory

Giulio Guarini: A Classical-Post Keynesian critique on neoclassical environmentally-adjusted multifactor productivity

Maria de Lourdes Rollemberg Mollo, Rafael Acypreste: O debate recorrente sobre o fim do trabalho com o desemprego tecnológico

Fernando Ferrari Filho, Fabio Terra: The Brazilian ‘secular stagnation’: Its causes and an agenda to overcome it

Gilberto Borça Jr., Nelson H. Barbosa-Filho: Ajuste do orçamento financeiro e custo de carregamento da dívida pública no Brasil 2002-2021

Felipe Almeida, Manuel Ramon Luz: Appropriation, beliefs, and inculcation: Some other connections between American Pragmatism and Veblen’s conspicuous consumer

Ivan Colangelo Salomão, Beliza Borba de Almeida: O governo Rousseff e o populismo econômico: uma interpretação

Gabriel Oyhantçabal Benelli: Exchange rate overvaluation and agrarian ground rent transfers in Uruguay: 1955-2019

Mateus C. M. de Albuquerque, Pedro Rodrigues Alves: irculação de ideias e política monetária no Brasil: presença dos membros do Conselho Monetário Nacional em think tanks (1995-2018)

James M. Cypher, Mateo Crossa: Disassembled structures: the political economy of Mexico’s leading auto export sector

Fernanda Cimini, Laura Rocha: Gastos sim, progressividade não: os entraves para a redistribuição no Brasil

Paula Carvalho, Isabela Nogueira: The role of the State on foreign direct investment regulation in China

Jefferson S. Fraga, Helder Lara Ferreira-Filho: The effects of infrastructure and public investment on the elasticity of private investment: an empirical investigation for Brazil

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira: Import tariffs: the neutralization of the Dutch disease argument

Cambridge Journal of Economics 46 (6): Special Issue on "Big Tech, Corporate Power and Economic Performance: Revisiting Monopoly Capitalism"


Martin Conyon; Michael Ellman; Christos N Pitelis; Alan Shipman; Philip R Tomlinson: Big Tech Oligopolies, Keith Cowling, and Monopoly Capitalism


Malcolm Sawyer: Monopoly capitalism in the past four decades

Christos Pitelis: Big tech and platform-enabled multinational corporate capital(ism): the socialisation of capital, and the private appropriation of social value

Ramaa Vasudevan: Digital platforms: monopoly capital through a classical-marxian lens

Zhongjin Li; Hao Qi: Platform power: monopolisation and financialisation in the era of big tech

Domenico Catalano: Entrepreneurship and digital capitalism: an assessment of corporate power

Andrea Coveri; Claudio Cozza; Dario Guarascio: Monopoly Capital in the time of digital platforms: a radical approach to the Amazon case

Martin J Conyon: Big technology and data privacy

David Bailey ; Dan Coffey; Carole Thornley; Philip R Tomlinson: Advertising and the consumer in the age of Big Tech: a new moment in the evolution of monopoly capitalism?

Andrew Henley: Digital technologies, gig work and labour share

Antonio Andreoni ; Simon Roberts: Governing digital platform power for industrial development: towards an entrepreneurial-regulatory state

Prishnee Armoogum; Stephen Davies; Franco Mariuzzo: The changing face of anti-trust in the world of Big Tech: Collusion versus Monopolisation

Patrizio Bianchi; Sandrine Labory: Industrial strategy in a transforming capitalism

Capitalism Nature Socialism 34 (1)

Leigh Brownhill & Daniel Faber: Common Strategies for Eco-Feminists and Eco-Socialists: An Introduction to the New Co-Editors in Chief of CNS

Michael J. Albert: Ecosocialism for Realists: Transitions, Trade-Offs, and Authoritarian Dangers

Alp Altınörs: The Makhno Movement and Bolshevism

Michelle Tokunbo ‘Tok’ Oluwaseyi Oyewole: Liberatory Practices and Potentials in Brooklyn School Gardens

Nathalie Bergame: Acknowledging Contradictions – Endorsing Change: Transforming the Urban Through Gardening

Jhon Jairo Losada Cubillos, Hernán Felipe Trujillo Quintero & Leyson Jimmy Lugo Perea: Extractive Logic of the Coloniality of Nature: Feeling-Thinking Through Agroecology as a Decolonial Project

Brian F. O’Neill: Desalination as a New Frontier of Environmental Justice Struggle: A Dialogue with Oscar Rodriguez and Andrea León-Grossmann

Ecological Economics 206

Anna Lou Abatayo, John Lynham: Resource booms and group punishment in a coupled social-ecological system

Nikos Chatzistamoulou: Is digital transformation the Deus ex Machina towards sustainability transition of the European SMEs?

Marco Antonio Montoya, Gabriela Allegretti, Luís Antônio Sleimann Bertussi, Edson Talamini: Domestic and foreign decoupling of economic growth and water consumption and its driving factors in the Brazilian economy

Yimeng Zhang, Feng Wang, Bing Zhang: The impacts of household structure transitions on household carbon emissions in China

Samane Ghazali, Mansour Zibaei, Hossein Azadi: Impact of livelihood strategies and capitals on rangeland sustainability and nomads' poverty: A counterfactual analysis in Southwest Iran

David A. Hennessy, Arnaud Rault: On systematically insufficient biosecurity actions and policies to manage infectious animal disease

Gail Hochachka: Climate change and the transformative potential of value chains

Shanyong Wang, Rongwei Zhang, Liang Wan, Jiusong Chen: Has Central Government Environmental Protection Interview Improved Air Quality in China?

Rohan Best, Mauricio Marrone, Martina Linnenluecke: Meta-analysis of the role of equity dimensions in household solar panel adoption

Pengfei Wang, Hongbo Li, Zhenbin Huang: The inter-provincial trade inequality in China: An assessment of the impact of changes in built-up land and carbon storage

Basil Oberholzer: Post-growth transition, working time reduction, and the question of profits

Sébastien Foudi, Matthew McCartney, Anil Markandya, Unai Pascual: The impact of multipurpose dams on the values of nature's contributions to people under a water-energy-food nexus framing

Juana Castro Santa, Stefan Drews: Heuristic processing of green advertising: Review and policy implications

Vanessa Schöller, Clara Ulmer: Can monetized carbon information increase pro-environmental behavior? Experimental evidence

Johannes Koch, Marian Leimbach: SSP economic growth projections: Major changes of key drivers in integrated assessment modelling

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education 13 (3)

Jan Greitens: A structured approach for comparing monetary theories

Georg Tafner; Marc Casper: Understanding economics does not equal understanding the economy: designing teacher education from a socio-economic perspective

Arthur Jatteau; Elsa Egerer: Maths, macro, micro: is that all? Evidence from an international study on economics bachelor curricula in 14 countries

International Journal of Political Economy 51 (4)

Wesley C. Marshall & Mario Seccareccia: Global Financial Markets, Central Bank Policy, and the Struggle for Full Employment: Celebrating Eugenia Correa’s Achievements in Political Economy – an Introductory Note

Kari Polanyi Levitt & Mario Seccareccia: The Polanyi Moment, Decommodification of Labor and the Struggle for Full Employment: How the COVID-19 Crisis has Opened the Debate Over the Nature of the Fictitious Labor Market in Both the Industrialized and Developing WorldIlene Grabel

Gregorio Vidal: Global Financial Markets, Predominance of Monetary Policy and the Deepening of Financialization

James K. Galbraith: The Dollar System in a Multi-Polar World

Ilene Grabel: Global Financial Governance and Progressive Feminist Agendas

Wesley C. Marshall & Louis-Philippe Rochon: Understanding Central Bank Independence

Investigación Económica 82 (323)

Thanos Poulakis, Persefoni Tsaliki: Exchange rate determinants of the us dollar and chinese rmb: a classical political economics approach

Deyvid W. Leite, Leonardo C.B. Cardoso: Human capital and technology in the growth of economic structure

Ana Erika Castañeda Martínez, Teresa López González: Crecimiento económico, tipo de cambio real y exportaciones manufactureras de méxico, 1998-2020

Owen Eli Ceballos Mina, José Luis Hernández Mota, Mario Alejandro Rosas Guzmán: Efectos redistributivos de los componentes de gasto social en méxico, 2008-2020

Verónica Cerezo García, Heri Oscar Landa Díaz: El teorema stolper-samuelson, brecha salarial y liberalización comercial: análisis comparativo de méxico y estados unidos, 1990-2020

Bartolo de Jesús Villar Hernández, María Guadalupe Jiménez Alba, Edgar Javier Sánchez Carrera: El ahorro de los hogares mexicanos antes y durante la pandemia de la covid-19

Lidia Carvajal Gutiérrez, Miguel Ángel Mendoza González, Judith I. Stallmann: Motivations of mexican workers to participate in canada’s seasonal agricultural workers program

Journal of Agrarian Change 23 (1)

Issue Information

Special Issue Articles

Jonathan Pattenden: Progressive politics and populism: Classes of labour and rural–urban political sociology—An introduction to the special issue

Şahan Savaş Karataşlı, Şefika Kumral: Crisis of capitalism and cycles of right-wing populism in contemporary Turkey: The making and unmaking of Erdoğanist hegemony

Oliver Pye, Nantawat Chatuthai: Three populisms and two dead ends: Variants of agrarian populism in Thailand

Ben White, Colum Graham, Laksmi Savitri: Agrarian movements and rural populism in Indonesia

Muhammad Yahya Aftab, Noaman G. Ali: Agrarian change, populism, and a new farmers' movement in 21st century Pakistani Punjab

Jostein Jakobsen, Kenneth Bo Nielsen: Bovine meat, authoritarian populism, and state contradictions in Modi's India

Kyla Sankey: We, campesinos: The potentials and pitfalls of agrarian populism in Colombia's agrarian strike

Bettina Engels: Disparate but not antagonistic: Classes of labour in cotton production in Burkina Faso

Ray Bush: Land and small farmer resistance in authoritarian Egypt

Boaventura Monjane: Resisting agrarian neoliberalism and authoritarianism: Struggles towards a progressive rural future in Mozambique

Don Kalb: Double devaluations: Class, value and the rise of the right in the Global North

Journal of Economic Issues 57 (1): Special Issue on "Neo-Weberian Approaches to China: Cultural Attitudes and Economic Development"

Special Issue: Neo-Weberian Approaches to China: Cultural Attitudes and Economic Development

Annie Tubadji, George Magnus & Don Webber: Neo-Weberian Approaches to China: Cultural Attitudes and Economic Development

Annie Tubadji: Culture Based in the Regions of China

Archana Kumari & Ian Smith: Chinese Interprovincial Income Disparity via Regional Mobility Dynamics

Artjoms Ivlevs: Does the Emerging Middle Class Support Democracy? A Comparative Analysis of China, Countries with Authoritarian Political Regimes, and Recent Post-Socialist Democracies

Yongling Yao & Xuanxuan Shao: Impact of Local Cultural Traits on Regional Productivity in China

Baomin Dong: Capitalism and Confucianism: Was Weber Right?

Chen Feng, Yankun Kang, Jing Li & Xingshu Zhu: The Early Rise of Female Consciousness and Long-Term Female Labor Force Participation

Annie Tubadji & Don Webber: Tea for Two: Language and Bilateral Trade with China

Ryan Kapma:The Belt and Road Initiative and Cultural Bias in Bilateral Trade with China

Annie Tubadji & Yue Dai: A Double Book Review on China and Culture Based Development

Jon D. Wisman: Why Ideology Exists

Almeida Felipe, Cruz-e-Silva Victor & Brites Maríndia: A Bibliometric Analysis of the Possible Convergence of Heterodox Associations

Craig Medlen & Zelin Chen: Modern Monetary Theory in Historical Perspective

Mariia Koniagina, Denis Belotserkovich, Lubov Vorona-Slivinskaya & Nikolay Pronkin: Measures to Ensure Cybersecurity and Regulation of the Internet of Things in the Russian Federation: Effectiveness Assessment

Luiza Peruffo, André Moreira Cunha & Pedro Perfeito da Silva: Global Financial Crisis and Capital Flows Management in Brazil: Towards a Polanyian Approach

Rutherford Glen, Kirkpatrick Jamie & Davison Aidan: A Relational Model of Economic Organization: Relations Within, Between, and Among Economic Scales

Journal of Economic Methodology 30 (1)

Shiri Cohen Kaminitz: The significance of GDP: a new take on a century-old question

Paolo Silvestri & Benoît Walraevens: The wealth of humans: core, periphery and frontiers of humanomics

Sergios Tzotzes & Dimitris Milonakis: Scientific communities, recent crisis and change in economics: a Kuhnian perspective

Alexander Mebius: On the epistemic contribution of financial models

J. Pearl: Comments on Nick Huntington–Klein's review ‘Pearl before economists: The Book of Why and empirical economics’

Journal of Evolutionary Economics 33 (1)

Giuseppe Attanasi, Massimo Egidi, Elena Manzoni: Target-the-Two: a lab-in-the-field experiment on routinization

Herbert Dawid, Michael Neugart: Effects of technological change and automation on industry structure and (wage-)inequality: insights from a dynamic task-based model

Cristiano Antonelli, Christophe Feder: The foundations of Schumpeterian dynamics: The European evidence

A. Cetrulo, A. Sbardella, M. E. Virgillito: Vanishing social classes? Facts and figures of the Italian labour market

Lorenzo Zirulia: Path dependence in evolving R&D networks

Isabel-Maria Bodas Freitas, Jojo Jacob, Lili Wang, Zibiao Li: Energy use and exporting: an analysis of Chinese firms

Su Jung Jee, So Young Sohn: Firms’ influence on the evolution of published knowledge when a science-related technology emerges: the case of artificial intelligence

Journal of Global Faultlines 9 (2)

Nick Rogers: Introduction

Andrew Kliman: The Critique of the Gotha Program on capitalism vs communism: An Analysis and Commentary

Camilla Power: How to breathe

Nick Rogers: Reflections on the economics of socialism

Noah Tucker: The Soviet model and the economic Cold War: A vindication of the viability of socialism

Michael Roberts: China as a transitional economy to socialism?

Peter Lawrence: Russia’s War in Ukraine: State Patriotism or Economic Gain?

Nicholas Mwangi: Walter Rodney: Lessons for scholar-activists

Darrell Whitman: Thinking about the crisis of the modern liberal state

Pamela Fitzpatrick: Universal basic income: An idea whose time has come or just another mechanism to grease the wheels of capitalism?

Will McMahon: Housing in a socialist society and how do we get there?

Journal of Post Keynesian Economics 46 (1)

Andrea Terzi: Fiscal sustainability under a paper standard: two paradigms

Ryan Woodgate: Offshoring via vertical FDI in a long-run Kaleckian Model

Henrique Paiva, João Gabriel Oliveira & Joanilio Teixeira: A Kaleckian model of growth and distribution considering the effects of the urban informal sector

Joaquim Vergés-Jaime: Apparent micro-realism in mainstream orthodox economics

Anne Löscher & Annina Kaltenbrunner: Climate change and macroeconomic policy space in developing and emerging economies

Thomas E. Lambert: The Baran Ratio, investment, and British economic growth and development

Gustavo Pereira Serra: Household debt, student loan forgiveness, and human capital investment: a neo-Kaleckian approach

New Political Economy 28 (2)

Kate Bayliss, Elisa Van Waeyenberge & Benjamin O. L. Bowles: Private equity and the regulation of financialised infrastructure: the case of Macquarie in Britain's water and energy networks

Diliara Valeeva, Tobias J. Klinge & Manuel B. Aalbers: Shareholder payouts across time and space: an internationally comparative and cross-sectoral analysis of corporate financialisation

Andrea Furnaro: The last subsidy: regulating devaluation in the German coal phase-out

Lucy Baker: New frontiers of electricity capital: energy access in sub-Saharan Africa

Seth Schindler, Ilias Alami & Nicholas Jepson: Goodbye Washington Confusion, hello Wall Street Consensus: contemporary state capitalism and the spatialisation of industrial strategy

Etienne Schneider: Germany’s Industrial strategy 2030, EU competition policy and the Crisis of New Constitutionalism. (Geo-)political economy of a contested paradigm shift

Albina Gibadullina: Rent and financial accumulation: locating the profitability of American finance

Silvia Rief: Karl Polanyi’s ‘socialist accounting’ and ‘overview’ in the age of data analytics

Yvette To: Friends and foes: rethinking the party and Chinese big tech

Sebastian Diessner: The power of folk ideas in economic policy and the central bank–commercial bank analogy

PSL Quaterly Review 75 (303)


Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid, Lorenzo Nalin, Edgar Pérez-Medina: External challenges to the economic expansion of emerging markets in the post-COVID 19 and post-COP26 era:A balance-of-payments constrained growth (BPCG) perspective

Hugo Iasco-Pereira, Fabrício José Missio: Would a competitive real exchange rate be a driver of economic prosperity?

Henning Schwardt: Technology and social rules and norms in neo-Schumpeterian economics and in original institutional economics

Nina Eichacker: Institutional Constraints and Liquidity Provision in the Eurozone Core and Periphery Before and After Crises: A Preliminary Comparison of the Eurozone Crisis and the Coronavirus Pandemic


Emiliano Brancaccio: A discussion with Vernon Smith on the Classics, Marx, and Sraffa

Problemas del Desarrollo: Revista Latinoamericana de Economía 53 (211)

Gabriel Baum, Nicolás Moncaut, Verónica Robert: Extractivismo de capacidades: el caso del sector de software y servicios informáticos argentino

Rocio N. Arredondo, María A. Davia, Rogelio Varela: Trabajo decente en México: la influencia del entorno económico y la apertura al exterior

J. Valentín Solís y Arias, Helio García , José Manuel Márquez; Victor H. Hernández: Impacto de la crisis de 2020 en la economía mexicana: un enfoque de insumo-producto con inoperabilidad

Patieene Alves-Passoni: The medium-high and high technological intensity sectors in Mexico and Brazil: a structural decomposition analysis between 2000-2014

Daniel Velázquez Orihuela: Una explicación neo-kaleckiana de la relación bidireccional entre crecimiento y distribución

César Duarte Rivera: Los límites de la política monetaria: de la trampa de la liquidez al zero lower bound

Vinicius Rezende Carretoni Vaz, Isaías Albertín de Moraes: Reflections on neo-developmentalism in the light of the Lula’s governments


Héctor González-Lima: índice Anual 2022

Rethinking Marxism 34 (4)

Editors' Introduction

Robert Latham: Organizing Anticapitalist Internationalism in Contemporary and Historical Perspective

Mike Alewitz: The City at the Crossroads of History

Derek R. Ford & Collin L. Chambers: Marx’s Pedagogies, the Party, and China: The Open Dialectic of Research and Presentation in Theory and Historical Praxis

Ian Liujia Tian: Critical Socialist Feminism in China: Xingbie (Gender), the State, and Community-Based Socialism

Francisco Rüdiger & Otávio Daros: Marxist Thinking and Journalism Theory in Brazil

Pablo Vila, Matthew T. Ford & Edward Avery-Natale: Althusserian Interpellations: Intellectual Trajectory and New Avenues

Review of International Political Economy 30 (1)

Boram Lee: Environmental issue linkage as an electoral advantage: the case of NAFTA

Alejandra Salas-Porras & Martí Medina-Hernández: Transnationalization of the Mexican corporate elite: looking beyond cross-border corporate networks

João Pedro Scalco Macalós: Can domestic non-deliverable forwards replace the sale of international reserves? An analysis of the Brazilian experience

Jack Seddon: Market self-organization and the invisible hand of politics in global risk-trading

Tana Johnson & Joshua Y. Lerner: Environmentalism among poor and rich countries: using natural language processing to handle perfunctory support and rising powers

Quentin Bruneau: In the club: how and why central bankers created a hierarchy of sovereign borrowers, c. 1988–2007

Morena Skalamera Groce & Seçkin Köstem: The dual transformation in development finance: western multilateral development banks and China in post-Soviet energy

Milan Babic: State capital in a geoeconomic world: mapping state-led foreign investment in the global political economy

Franziska Cooiman: Veni vidi VC – the backend of the digital economy and its political making

Oddný Helgadóttir: How to make a super-model: professional incentives and the birth of contemporary macroeconomics

Fathimath Musthaq: Unconventional central banking and the politics of liquidity

Michael Breen & Elliott Doak: The IMF as a global monitor: surveillance, information, and financial markets

Lukas Linsi, Jonathan Hopkin & Pascal Jaupart: Exporting inequality: US investors and the Americanization of executive pay in the United Kingdom

Lu Zhang: A ‘race to the bottom’ or variegated work regimes? Industrial relocation, the changing migrant labor regime, and worker agency in China’s electronics industry

Review of Keynesian Economics 11 (1)

Paul Krugman: The Godley–Tobin Memorial Lecture

Rebecca Gramiscelli Hasparyk, Rafael Saulo Marques Ribeiro, and Ana Bottega: Mind the wage gap: an empirical analysis of the impact of labour income inequality on economic growth*

Huiqing Li: Inflation dynamics: forward or backward looking?

Ian M. McDonald: Joan Robinson’s Phillips curve

Lucas Teixeira and Gabriel Petrini: Long-run effective demand and residential investment: a Sraffian supermultiplier based analysis*

Thomas R. Michl: Asset market closure and the neo-Pasinetti theorem

Peter Skott: Asset market closure and the neo-Pasinetti theorem – a comment

Review of Political Economy 35 (2)

Symposium: Money and Empire

Paolo Paesani: Money and Empire at 50: A symposium

Alfredo Gigliobianco: The Impact of Money and Empire on Economic and Historical Literature

Annalisa Rosselli: The Myth of the Monetary Belle Époque

Carlo Cristiano: Money and Empire as a Contribution to the Literature on Keynes. A Problem of Interpretation

Ghislain Deleplace: Power Relations and Monetary Ideas: The Case of the Gold-Exchange Standard in India

Sunanda Sen: Could Britain Continue with the Gold Standard in Absence of Colonial India?

Paolo Paesani: De Cecco on Financial Centres, Monetary Power and Crisis

Regular Article

Joëlle Leclaire: Does Household Debt Matter to Financial Fragility?

Edouard Cottin-Euziol & Nicolas Piluso: Stock-Flow Consistent Model with Repayment of Bank Loans Used to Finance Past Investments

Federica Nalli & Paolo Santori: The Economic Principle of Political Liberalism: A Comparison of Rawls and Sugden

Helena Lopes: The Centrality of Work: A Foundation for Political Economy

Giovanni Carnazza, Claudia Fontanari, Paolo Liberati & Antonella Palumbo: From Potential GDP to Structural Balance: A Theoretical Reassessment and New Evidence for Italy

Mark S. Silverman: Conceptions of the Natural and the Social in Walras's Economic Thought

Jane Ihrig, Gretchen Weinbach & Scott Wolla: How are Banks and the Fed Linked? Teaching Key Concepts Today


Nadia Garbellini: Luigi Pasinetti 1930–2023



Review of Social Economy 81 (1): Special Issue on "Justice and solidarity in Europe"

Andrea Sangiovanni & Juri Viehoff: Introduction to the special issue: Justice and solidarity in Europe

Andreas Follesdal: A just yet unequal European Union: a defense of moderate economic inequality*

Helder De Schutter: Solidarity and autonomy in the European Union

Richard Bellamy & Sandra Kröger: Differentiated integration as a fair scheme of cooperation

Waltraud Schelkle: Monetary solidarity in Europe: can divisive institutions become ‘moral opportunities’?

Maurizio Ferrera: The European Union and cross-national solidarity: safeguarding ‘togetherness’ in hard times

Stefano Merlo: Self-fulfilling crises in the Eurozone and the institutional preconditions of republican sovereignty

Peter Dietsch: Designing the fiscal-monetary nexus: policy options for the EU

The American Journal of Economics and Sociology 81 (5)

Sphynx Egbe-Mbah Eben, Elvine Belinda Andjembe Etogho, Amy L. Dalton, Clifford W. Cobb: Editors' Introduction: Exposing and Opposing French Colonialism in Africa

Elvine Belinda Andjembe Etogho, Sphynx Egbe-Mbah Eben, Amy L. Dalton: French Neocolonialism in Africa: Historical Overview and Summary of Current Events

Francisco J. Pérez: An Enduring Neocolonial Alliance: A History of the CFA Franc

Sebastiane Ebatamehi: How French Currency Imperialism in Africa Led to the Assassination of Muammar Gaddafi

Patrice Nganang: The Amba Uprising: Beyond France's Plantation Economy

Ambe J. Njoh: Fairness, Equity, and Justice Implications of French‐Influenced Environmental Policy in Africa

Sphynx Egbe-Mbah Eben, Amy L. Dalton: The Geopolitics of French Wars in Africa: What Can Be Done?

The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 30 (1)

Jordan Melmiès: Unit profit margins along post-Keynesian lines: from Sraffa, Kalecki, Robinson to Eichner, Wood, Harcourt and Kenyon

Carolina Alves & Danielle Guizzo: When economic theory meets policy: Barbara Wootton and the creation of the British welfare state

Stefano Di Bucchianico: The negative natural rate of interest in the modern theories of Liquidity Trap and Secular Stagnation: back to Böhm-Bawerk via Samuelson

Guillaume Vallet: Rebuilding the economy of the home – for the emergence of the “new woman”: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s pioneering thoughts

Thomas Delcey & Francesco Sergi: The efficient market hypothesis and rational expectations macroeconomics. How did they meet and live (happily) ever after?

Michaël Assous & Vincent Carret: Moving dynamics beyond business cycles: Jan Tinbergen’s first macrodynamic model (1934–1936)

Shinji Nohara: An unpublished letter from Adam Smith

The Review of Austrian Economics 36 (1)

Solomon Stein, Virgil Henry Storr: The market as foreground: The ontological status of the market in market process theory

Ennio E. Piano, Rania Al-Bawwab: The artist as entrepreneur

Kushal K. Reddy, Vipin P. Veetil: Business cycles and the internal dynamics of firms

Cristóbal Matarán López: The Austrian school of Madrid

Peter Lewin: How should an Austrian economist teach the theory of the firm? Do the equi-marginal conditions still apply?

Chad Van Schoelandt: Do markets corrupt our morals compared to what?

Rosemarie Fike: Do disruptions to the market process corrupt our morals?

Brianne Wolf: The missing monster: markets make us moral, but what about politics?

Rob Garnett: The moral ambiguity of the invisible hand

Books and Book Series

1931: Debt, Crisis, and the Rise of Hitler

by Tobias Straumann | 2019, Oxford University Press

Germany's financial collapse in the summer of 1931 was one of the biggest economic catastrophes of modern history. It led to a global panic, brought down the international monetary system, and turned a worldwide recession into a prolonged depression. The crisis also contributed decisively to the rise of Hitler. Within little more than a year of its onset, the Nazis were Germany's largest political party at both the regional and national level, paving the way for Hitler's eventual seizure of power in January 1933.

The origins of the collapse lay in Germany's large pile of foreign debt denominated in gold-backed currencies, which condemned the German government to cut spending, raise taxes, and lower wages in the middle of a worldwide recession. As political resistance to this policy of austerity grew, the German government began to question its debt obligations, prompting foreign investors to panic and sell their German assets. The resulting currency crisis led to the failure of the already weakened banking system and a partial sovereign default.

Hitler managed to profit from the crisis because he had been the most vocal critic of the reparation regime responsible for the lion's share of German debts. As the financial system collapsed, his relentless attacks against foreign creditors and the alleged complicity of the German government resonated more than ever with the electorate. The ruling parties that were responsible for the situation lost their credibility and became defenceless in the face of his onslaught against an establishment allegedly selling the country out to her foreign creditors. Meanwhile, these creditors hesitated too long to take the wind out of Hitler's sails by offering debt relief. In this way, a financial crisis soon developed into a political catastrophe for both Europe and the world.

Please find a link to the book here.

Central Banking, Monetary Policy and Income Distribution

By Sylvio Kappes, Louis-Philippe Rochon and Guillaume Vallet | 2023, Edward Elgar

Part of The Elgar Series on Central Banking and Monetary Policy, this book explores the relationship between central banking, monetary policy and income distribution. The usual central bank mandate – that of exclusively fighting inflation – is being increasingly questioned by policymakers and academics. Many countries are finding that there is a need for broader mandates that will have an impact on economic activity, unemployment and other economic issues.

The chapters present a multitude of theoretical views on this topic, from classical and Marxist views to mainstream and post-Keynesian approaches. They consider the democratic aspects of central banking, critically assess the distributional outcomes of inflation targeting regimes and explore policymaking implications.

Policy makers, academics and the financial press will appreciate the relevance of the material and state of the art discussions featured in Central Banking, Monetary Policy and Income Distribution.

Please find a link to the book here.

Central Banks and Monetary Regimes in Emerging Countries Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Latin America

By Fernando Ferrari-Filho, Luiz Fernando de Paula (Editors)| 2023, Edward Elgar

Responding to global events, including the international financial crisis (IFC) and the COVID-19 pandemic, central banks and the monetary regimes in many Latin American countries responded with actions to mitigate the worst impacts. The authors in this book focus on the recent trends of monetary policy in Latin America and analyze how the actions that were taken have affected the economic performance of these countries.

The book is composed of 11 chapters that analyze, theoretically and empirically, the central banks’ actions and the monetary regimes of the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. As most of these countries implemented inflation-targeting regimes in the 1990s and 2000s, a special focus will be given on these experiences and how central banks dealt with the IFC and COVID-19 crises.

Academic researchers and students of economics will find a wealth of knowledge contained in these chapters, as will anyone looking for a better understanding of the economy of this important region.

Please find a link to the book here.

Collected Works of Rosa Luxemburg in various languages: A progress report


Karl Dietz has published the most comprehensive collection of Rosa Luxemburg’s writings since the 1970s. The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation is responsible for overseeing the issue. In the future, the digital edition will expand the volumes available in book form, enabling Luxembourg to be rediscovered or discovered for the first time, comprehensively and, above all, freely accessible. The German edition of Rosa Luxemburg's Gesammelte Werke from volumes 1.1., 1.2 to volumes 7.1, 7.2 - published by Karl Dietz Verlag - is now available online free of charge here.


The English edition of the Complete Works published by Verso Publishers with the editor-in-chief of the entire series Prof. Dr. Peter Hudis so far includes 2 volumes on economic issues and 2 volumes on "Revolution". The 2nd volume on the latter topic covers the years 1906 to 1909 and has just been published. A presentation of the volume by Peter Hudis and other scholars will take place on January 15, 2023 and can be followed directly via YouTube. The publication of the 3rd volume on the topic "Revolution" for the period 1909 to 1919 is planned for the turn of the year 2023/24. A link to the second volume can be found here.


In France, until now the publishers of Collectif Smolny and of Agone have brought out 5 volumes of Œuvres complètes by Rosa Luxemburg. A 6th volume is announced for the end of 2023. After that, Rosa Luxemburg's letters will be published completely in French, too. A link to volumes 1 through 4 can be found here.

Elgar Encyclopedia of Post-Keynesian Economics

By Louis-Philippe Rochon and Sergio Rossi (Editors) | 2023, Edward Elgar

This Encyclopedia is an invaluable reference book for post-Keynesian and heterodox economics. It consists of 300 entries, written by 180 different authors. The volume includes entries on key concepts of interest to post-Keynesians as well as descriptions of some of the seminal books in the post-Keynesian tradition. It will interest both students and scholars of heterodox economics, as well as policy makers around the world looking for a better alternative to mainstream economic policies at national and international levels in the aftermath of the global financial crisis that burst in 2008 and the COVID-19 pandemic crisis that began in 2020.

Key Features:

This comprehensive reference work will be a key tool to students, scholars, policy makers and anyone else seeking to understand the world economy through the important lens of post-Keynesian thought.

Please find a link to the book here.

Finance Capitalism and Income Inequality in the Contemporary Global Economy A Comparative Study of the USA, South Korea, Argentina and Sweden

By Kuat B. Akizhanov | 2023, Springer

This book explores the causes of rising income inequality within industrialised, developing, and emerging economies. The development of finance capitalism over the last 40 years is charted to highlight how the neoliberal restructuring of national and global economies has driven income inequality. With case studies from the USA, South Korea, Argentina, and Sweden, a comparative analysis is presented to reveal how financialisation facilitates uneven capital accumulation and generates conditions that increase income inequality.

This book aims to outline an analytical framework for a financialisation-induced income inequality nexus. It will be relevant to students and researchers interested in the political economy and financial economics.

Please find a link to the book here.

Foundations of Real-World Economics What Every Economics Student Needs to Know (3rd edition)

By John Komlos | 2023, Routledge

The 2008 financial crisis, the rise of Trumpism, and the other populist movements which have followed in their wake have grown out of the frustrations of those hurt by the economic policies advocated by conventional economists for generations. Despite this, textbooks remain frozen in time, continuing to uphold traditional policies as though nothing has happened.

Foundations of Real-World Economics demonstrates how misleading it can be to apply oversimplified models of perfect competition to the real world. The math works well on college blackboards but not so well on the Main Streets of America. This volume explores the realities of oligopolies, the real impact of the minimum wage, the double-edged sword of free trade, and other ways in which powerful institutions cause distortions in mainstream models. Bringing together the work of key scholars like Kahneman, Minsky, and Schumpeter, this textbook takes into consideration the inefficiencies that arise when the perfectly competitive model is applied to the real world dominated by multinational oligopolies. The third edition has been updated throughout, bringing in new material on the financial crises, the rise of populism, racism, inequality, climate change, and the Covid-19 pandemic.

A must-have for students studying the principles of economics as well as micro- and macroeconomics, this textbook redresses the existing imbalance in economic teaching as John Komlos focuses on the paradigm of humanistic economics.

Find a link to the book here.

Macroeconomics after Kalecki and Keynes: Post-Keynesian Foundations

By Eckhard Hein | 2023, Edward Elgar

Presenting an in-depth overview of the foundations and developments of post-Keynesian macroeconomics since Kalecki and Keynes, this timely book develops a comprehensive post-Keynesian macroeconomic model with the respective macroeconomic policy mix for achieving non-inflationary full employment.

The different versions of the model for closed and open economies are concerned with the key areas of macroeconomics, such as full employment, constant inflation and external balance. Eckhard Hein expertly illustrates how to embed these post-Keynesian macroeconomics and macroeconomic policies into the post-Keynesian research programme more generally, whilst also providing a review of its methods and historical roots. Furthermore, the book links post-Keynesian short-run macroeconomics to long-run distribution and growth theories. Finally, it applies these theoretical approaches to the current research on macroeconomic regimes and regime changes within finance-dominated capitalism and on the macroeconomic challenges of the ecological crisis and of the required socio-ecological transformation.

This book will be a crucial read for academics and graduate students interested in post-Keynesian macroeconomics. Providing a thought-provoking alternative to orthodox economic policies, this will also be of interest to policy advisers and politicians.

Please find a link to the book here.

Modern Monetary Theory: Key Insights, Leading Thinkers

edited by L. Randall Wray, Phil Armstrong, Sara Holland, Claire Jackson-Prior, Prue Plumridge and Neil Wilson | Edward Elgar, 2023

Providing an up-to-date account of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) with contributions from the world’s leading experts, each chapter offers new insights on the topic, building upon MMT’s established body of work. This innovative book analyses key economic issues from a wide set of regions including the UK, Europe and the Global South, addressing previous concerns that MMT is too US-focused.

Alongside ground-breaking research written by MMT’s original developers and leading academics, the book also includes contributions from economic historians and public policy campaigners, highlighting how MMT contributes to challenging neoliberalism and the hegemony of mainstream macroeconomics. Offering an examination of the existing legal, institutional and policy framework which governs the UK Exchequer in particular, it examines how the central claims of MMT map onto the financial activities of the UK government. This will be key reading for undergraduate and postgraduate economics students, as well as more advanced scholars of the discipline, particularly for those looking into theories of finance, money and banking. It will also have a wider appeal across the social sciences, including politics and sociology students.

Please find a link to the book here.

Money for Beginners: An Illustrated Guide

by Randall Wray and Heske van Doornen | 2023, Wiley

Money is mysterious. We love it, we hate it, but few people can tell you what the heck it really is.

This book will help you understand both the way money works and how to leverage its power. The authors take you on an illuminating journey from your piggy bank to the Federal Reserve with no pesky jargon or complex math.

Once you see money clearly, life will never be the same. You will know what really goes on in banks and what the cash in your wallet represents. You will know how government really spends and why it cannot run out of money.

You will know what money can actually do — and how we can make it work for us.

Please find a link to the book here.

The Behavioral Economics of John Maynard Keynes: Microfoundations for the World We Live In

By Ronald Schettkat | 2023, Edward Elgar

Keynes’ macroeconomic revolution is based on his microfoundations of economic behaviour derived from ‘casual’ observations but impressively substantiated by rigorous research in Behavioral Economics and neurology. Ronald Schettkat argues that the allegation of the missing microfoundations in Keynes’ theory is false. Instead, both Keynes’ theory and Behavioral Economics relate to humans in ‘the economy we live in’, differing substantially in their fundamentals from the neoclassical model.

Showing that Keynes’ micro has much in common with Behavioral Economics, the book starts with the fundamentals ranging from the methodological approach to economics as a real versus an axiomatic science and the consequences for knowledge building methods (interviews, observations, experiments), the rationality and equilibrium concepts to the functioning of markets, before delving into the topics in greater detail.

Providing a thorough theoretical grounding in economics, this book will be a discerning read for economists, students of economics, political science, sociology and psychology as well as for the general public.

Please find a link to the book here.

Varieties of Capitalism Second-Generation Perspectives

By Thomas Palley, Esteban Pérez Caldentey and Matías Vernengo (Editors) | 2023, Edward Elgar

Over the past twenty years there has emerged a compelling new discourse on varieties of capitalism. That discourse has an appealing common sense which challenges the view there is no alternative to free market capitalism. The initial view had a microeconomic focus that made firms the fulcrum of analysis. It distinguished between liberal market and coordinated market economies. Subsequently, there has emerged a second-generation literature which adopts a macroeconomic perspective that emphasizes differences in drivers of growth. This book provides a collection of essays that engage those second-generation concerns and questions.

The new view emphasizes income distribution, which leads to a focus on institutional structures that are shaped by policy and power. A related feature is an emphasis on politics, which is the process by which policies are made. Furthermore, it asks whether economies should be understood as the product of national choices versus global capitalist system forces. That connects with the long-standing center-periphery distinction in development economics.

Economists, researchers, and students will find this volume an enlightening look at an important subject.

Please find a link to the book here.

Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants

History & Political Economy Project 2023 Summer Research Grant

Call for applications: The History & Political Economy Project (HPE) invites applications from PhD students and early-career scholars for our 2023 summer research grant. This program will support awardees to undertake research in summer 2023 on topics related to our mission to understand how neoliberalism has been developed, implemented, and contested around the world. In support of our goal of producing historical scholarship that is strategically useful for addressing the challenges of social-political transformation in the present, HPE will support historical research that explores one or more of the following areas:


HPE will award grants of between $3,000 and $4,000 each, for research to be completed in summer 2023. Graduate and early-career scholars are those studying for a PhD or who have obtained a PhD within the last 5 years. Field of study is open, and we welcome applicants from any discipline, but methodologies and research questions should be explicitly historical. Eligible expenses include travel and accommodation costs for archival or other historical research work; digitization and transcription costs; hiring of local researchers; or similar activities.

Timeline: Applications will be due on March 12, 2023, and we expect to announce the awardees in early April. Awardees will be required to submit a report detailing their research activities and outlining their findings by October 1, 2023, and may be invited to present their research at a future HPE conference.

For more details and to submit an application, please see here. Questions about the grant should be directed to info@hpeproject.org

Application Deadline: 12 March 2023

PhD scholarships at the University of Hertfordshire, UK: Future Business Leaders

Applications are invited for fully funded PhD studentships in the Hertfordshire Business School at the University of Hertfordshire. The School is making a strategic investment to help develop the next generation of academic researchers in business and management research with a series of studentships designed to help train people aiming to develop a future career in higher education. It will combine doctoral research with an introduction to teaching and learning and an opportunity to develop a rounded career trajectory.

The studentships are offered on a full-time basis for three years (subject to satisfactory progress). They provide a tax-free bursary (currently £17,668 per annum for the academic year 2021-22) and includes a full domestic tuition fee waiver for three years. Additional research funding will be available to support fieldwork costs and appropriate conference attendance. There will also be opportunities to undertake teaching related activities in a relevant area for up to 30 hours per year, and to gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and recognition from Advance HE as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Any additional teaching undertaken will be remunerated separately.

Supported by a team of supervisors with experience and expertise on the selected topic of research, successful applicants will be part of a stimulating research community which will fully support them on their path towards academic excellence, reflecting the enhanced position of the School in the recent Research Excellence Framework in Business and Management. Ranked 1 globally for overall research student satisfaction for Business and Economics research degree programmes (2019 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey), the University of Hertfordshire is also ranked 10 globally for postgraduate research student satisfaction (2021 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey). Our ambition is to nurture and develop the next generation of Business and Management researchers alongside our ambitious and dynamic colleagues.

Candidates are encouraged to apply early as the closing date is on a rolling basis and open until filled.

About the Project

Applications are welcome on any research topic and specialism in the following disciplinary areas:

We also welcome interdisciplinary applications across those areas that connect with other areas of research such as health management, ageing, neurodiversity, sustainability, the circular economy, household debt and the standard of living crisis.

Applicants may find it helpful to look at the nature of current research in the Business School as represented at the website.

Applicant requirements

Applicants should have at least an upper second-class honours degree in a relevant discipline. A master degree in a relevant field will be advantageous.

The studentship is open to UK and international applicants.

How to apply

Applicants are required to provide the following documents:

Please send completed applications to the Doctoral College at email, using the following format in the email subject line: “Business School_PhD studentship application_YOUR NAME”.

For enquiries regarding research degrees at the University of Hertfordshire, please email Ms Anna Hammerin. Ms Hammerin can also answer general queries on the application process.

For enquiries concerning this studentship and the Business School please email the Doctoral Research Tutor, Dr Francesca Gagliardi.

Key dates

Interview dates: week beginning 5 June 2023 or earlier as the closing date is on a rolling basis and open until filled.

Application Deadline: 20 May, 2023

PhD scholarships at the University of Hertfordshire, UK: Future of Societies & pension systems

Editorial note: This post covers a general call and one specific proposal for a topically embedded application with a focus on the future of pension systems (details can be found further below).

DTA PhD Studentships in Future Societies

For these scholars

Applications are invited by Centre for Future Societies Research for three fully funded PhD studentships at the University of Hertfordshire. These research studentships will be part of the University Alliance (UA) Doctoral Training Alliance in Future Societies. The studentships are offered on a full-time basis for three years from September 2023 (subject to satisfactory progress) and provide a bursary of a minimum of £17,668 per annum, including a full tuition fee waiver for three years. Awards increase every year in line with UKRI recommendations.

Please note that the studentships are available and therefore applicable to UK nationals/UK resident applicants only, as result of the available source of funding. The University particularly welcomes applications from British Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants.

Please check available project titles and corresponding details. Further particulars on specific projects can be obtained from the corresponding principal supervisors, to whom informal enquiries can also be addressed.

Applicant requirements

Applicants must have a UK good honours degree (First-Class Honours or Upper Second-Class Honours) in a relevant field or equivalent and additionally an appropriate Masters qualification would be beneficial.

How to apply

Applicants are required to provide the following documents:

Please send completed applications, chosing one of the available project titles, to Doctoral College at email, using the following format in the email subject line: Future Societies Research Studentships.

Application Deadline: 19 May 2023

Proposed PhD topic title: Future of pension systems

Proposed PhD supervisors: Bruno Bonizzi, expertise on pension systems, email: b.bonizzi@herts.ac.uk; Hulya Dagdeviren, expertise on inequality and poverty, email: h.dagdeviren@herts.ac.uk

Challenges addressed by this proposal


Significance: Pension systems are important for social security in old age. They have been going through major overhauls in response to the challenges associated with demographic change and aging in Western Societies. Many governments undertook varieties of reforms, involving cutting down benefit levels, increasing pension age and the introduction of funded and/or additional voluntary pensions to address the so-called ‘sustainability problem’ of retirement schemes. Moreover, occupational pension systems have increasingly moved away from Defined Benefits (providing guaranteed income in retirement) to Defined Contribution under which retirement income depends on the rate of return to investment and the size contributions made by members and their employers. The knowledge gap: While these reforms aim to improve the financial sustainability of pension systems, their consequences with respect to poverty and inequality amongst old-age population has not been studied in a systematic way. Demographic change is not the only issue with significant impact on social security in old age. Transformations associated with digitalisation, automation and the gig economy are likely to have further impacts on the adequacy of accumulated contributions and the retirement income. While considerable research has been undertaken in the recent years addressing consequences of such changes for job security and employment precarity, to our knowledge, no research has yet addressed the consequences of automation for pensions. Originality and contribution to knowledge: This PhD studentship will facilitate a programme of research on the future of pension systems, especially, focusing on

  1. consequences of the shift from defined benefit to defined contribution scheme for poverty and inequality in retirement
  2. consequences of work in what is broadly known as the gig economy for poverty and inequality in retirement
  3. policy suggestions for transforming social security for the better in old age

Data and analysis

The PhD student will use econometrics, possibly Recentred Influence Functions or Difference-in-Difference models, to estimate the impacts of pension reforms and automation and simulate the potential consequences of main scenarios proposed for the transformation of pension systems. The project will utilise longitudinal surveys (English Longitudinal Study of Ageing as well as Wealth and Assets Surveys). The proposers have access to these surveys and have been using them for their own research. Each of these datasets contain a wealth of information and data on pension contributions, pension benefits and pension wealth.

For more information please visit the official website. For any enquiry, please email Prof. Hulya Dagdeviren at h.dagdeviren@herts.ac.uk.

Application Deadline: 19 May 2023

PhD-scholarship on Wealth Inequality at the University of Greenwich, UK

Project title: Wealth across the world: understanding cross country differences in wealth inequality

project leader: Dr. Ben Tippet

About the project

Research on wealth inequality has grown substantially in recent years. Yet, as more data has become available, an interesting puzzle has emerged. Several authors have shown that wealth concentration over the last four decades is strongly driven by workers’ declining bargaining power and the resulting rise in income inequality. In contrast, cross country differences in the level of wealth inequality are uncorrelated with income inequality and instead are strongly driven by cross country differences in housing markets. In other words, the factors that determine the time trajectory of wealth concentration are different to those that determine the level wealth inequality between countries. This has important implications for designing inequality reducing policies, as policy makers may require two different sets of measures to i) prevent further increases in wealth inequality (time trajectory) and ii) to reduce existing wealth concentration (level).

The current literature lacks a coherent framework to analyse both these dimensions in an integrated manner. Firstly, current theoretical stock-flow consistent (SFC) models of wealth inequality do not include a housing market, despite its importance driving cross country differences in wealth inequality. Secondly, cross country measures of wealth inequality based on survey data may partly be driven by differences in the design of surveys and their ability to adequately capture the most affluent households. Thirdly, the theoretical and empirical literature does not adequately account for institutional differences across countries, such mortgage markets, pension systems, taxation, labour market institutions and the welfare state.

This PhD project aims to provide three novel contributions to the literature on wealth inequality structured around 3 sections. Firstly, it will develop a theoretical SFC model of wealth distribution, extending the existing literature’s focus on the financial and firm sector, to include a housing and pension system. SFC models are uniquely positioned to analyse both the trajectory and the level of wealth concentration, as they track income flows and their accumulation into stocks of assets and liabilities, in addition to capital gains and debts. Secondly, the project will develop a novel dataset of standardized cross-country measures of wealth concentration based on the Luxembourg Wealth Study (a harmonised micro survey dataset of 15 countries) synthesizing recent methodological advances in modelling the non-observed part of the wealth distribution at the top of the distribution. This new dataset will be used to eliminate the bias due to cross country measurement differences and to assess the robustness of existing cross-country findings. Thirdly, the project will econometrically analyse the institutional determinants of wealth inequality based on cross-country panel data analysis. We will extend the dataset built for the first two sections to include sectoral and national institutional variables

Criteria (Essential)

criteria (desirable)


Please read this information before making an application. Information on the application process is available online. Applications need to be made online via this link. No other form of application will be considered.

All applications must include the following information. Applications not containing these documents will not be considered.

*upload to the qualification section of the application form. Attachments must be a PDF format.

Before submitting your application, you are encouraged to liaise with the Lead Supervisor on the details above. Submitting a detailed research proposal along with your application will potentially increase the chance of being shortlisted. Posts are open until 31st March but may be filled earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

For further information contact: Dr Ben Tippet B.M.Tippet@greenwich.ac.uk or visit the official website.

Application Deadline: 31 March 2023

Heterodox Economics in the Media

The online-magazine Makroskop seeks prospective authors

We are on the search for new authors to join MAKROSKOP – The online magazine for alternative economic policy. In our opinion, all major political challenges are of an economic nature or have an intersection with economics. But economic policy in most industrialised countries is guided by very one-sided, mostly neoclassical, economics. On this conceptual basis, the bulk of journalists report on topics relevant to economic policy without being aware of the normative and theoretical foundations of their "reports". This is precisely where MAKROSKOP comes in. Striving for a realistic understanding of economic processes is the basis of our work.

Our magazine aims to provide an alternative to the economic mainstream, allowing for a different perspective.

Instead of leaving all needs and problems to "the market", we assume that a state must intervene in economic activity so that markets serve people. In particular, a proper spending policy by the state is necessary (and also possible) to prevent, or at least mitigate, distortions of capitalist dynamics. MAKROSKOP stands for the idea of social democracy. At the centre of this model of society is the common good - therefore "the economy" must be subordinated to the primacy of politics.

We are looking for writers who are passionate about economics, think critically, and have a deep understanding of the subject matter. This is an excellent opportunity to share your knowledge, engage with a community of like-minded individuals, share your unique perspectives and become an influential part of the economic discussion. Regular authors can also look forward to a fee of 200 Euro per article.

If you’re looking to make your mark on the world of economics and finance, this is the perfect opportunity for you! We’d love to hear from you. Just write an e-mail to sebastian.mueller@makroskop.eu or call us in our office (+49 (0) 611 / 8802 211 – 2).

Calls for Support

"The Economic Conditions for Peace": An appeal

Please see attached the invitation to support the appeal circulated by Emiliano Brancaccio. If you agree, feel free to support in your individual capacity by writing to Emiliano Brancaccio and circulate the call.

The Economic Condtions for Peace

A year has passed since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, and still nothing seems to indicate that the winds of war are fading. Which are the reasons why the war continues and international tensions rise? We do not believe in the narrative of the clash of civilizations. Rather, we find it urgent to investigate an aspect still neglected in the prevailing debate: the economic contrasts underlying military conflicts.

Today's global flames of war draw nourishment from an imbalance in economic relations inherited from the era of free-market globalization and still unresolved. We refer to international net positions, where the United States, the United Kingdom and various other Western countries are in a situation of large external debt, while China, other Eastern countries and to some extent Russia are in an external credit position. A consequence of this imbalance is a tendency to export eastern capital to the West, no longer only in the form of loans but also of acquisitions: a "centralization" of capital in eastern hands. To counter this trend, the United States and its major allies have for several years abandoned enthusiasms toward deregulated globalism and adopted a policy of "friend shoring": an increasingly pronounced protectionist closure against goods and capital from China, Russia and much of the non-aligned East. Albeit with differences among its Members States, the European Union too has been joining this American protectionist turn.

Nevertheless, if history is any guide, these uncoordinated forms of protectionism exacerbate international tensions and create favorable conditions for new military clashes. The conflict in Ukraine and other major hotbeds of war are no exception: they can be fully understood only if interpreted in light of these serious contrasts in global economic relations. Territorial issues are the most visible in peace negotiations but economic issues are the decisive ones. An international economic policy initiative is therefore fundamental to launch a realistic pacification process. Drawing from the preparatory work of the Bretton Woods agreements, a plan is needed to regulate current international economic imbalances and related capital flows. This new regulation should start from a double renunciation: the United States and Western allies should abandon the unilateral protectionism of "friend shoring," while China and other creditors should put aside the free-trade rhetoric that is the root to the problem and not the solution to it.

We are aware that we are evoking a solution of "enlightened capitalism" that was accomplished only after two world wars and only under the goad of the Soviet alternative. This is exactly the big issue of our time. We need to assess whether it is possible to create the economic conditions for world pacification before military tensions reach a point of no return.

If you agree, please send your signature to: emiliano.brancaccio@unisannio.it.

Signatures Collection for Euro Memorandum 2023

We would like to inform you that we extend the deadline for signatures collection until the 8th of March for EuroMemorandum 2023:

Europe in Polycrisis: Struggles for Survival, Climate and Energy Justice

This EuroMemorandum draws on discussions and papers presented at the 28 Workshop on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe, organised by the EuroMemo Group, from September 2-4 2022 at King’s College London.

This year’s EuroMemorandum emphasizes that the neoliberal global and European order has entered a polycrisis, understood as multiple shocks feeding each other with growing complexity. Taking its cue from the UNEP Emissions Gap Report that the time for incremental change has passed, and that only a root-and-branch economic transformation can save humanity from disaster, the 2023 EuroMemorandum analyses the polycrisis Europe faces, critiques EU policy, and offers radical policy-alternatives. The EuroMemorandum 2023 will be published together with a list of signatories.

In case you are interested to support the EuroMemorandum 2023 plz write to info@euromemo.euto request the full text and the relevant form.

Extended Deadline for signatures: 8 March 2023

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Passing of Luigi L. Pasinetti

Luigi L. Pasinetti passed away this February – a tragic loss for the heterodox community. Several obituaries can be found in the web – one more in-depth retrospective can be found here.

Passing of Paul David

Paul David passed away in January 2023 – a tragic loss for the heterodox community. Several obituaries can be found in the web – one more in-depth retrospective can be found here.