Issue 316 September 11, 2023 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory
A not so long time ago I was taking a break from work. I was sitting on my terrace, listening to some music and then it came to me that I made a mistake. And the mistake is this: Although I am the main editor of the Newsletter for close to a decade now I never took the opportunity to ask the somewhat essential question: "what is the sound of heterodox economics?"
You might object by saying that this is peripheral as heterodox economics is about science and substance, not style and sound. In principle, I agree with the priorities implicit in such a criticism, but any movement needs a rhythm and some even say that it would not be their revolution, if they could not dance ;-) In sum, we should not discount that shared cultural anchorings are vital for communities and I see no reason why this should not be applying to the community of dedicated researchers active in heterodox economics and political economy. So let me repeat the question: what is the sound of heterodox economics?
Is it the sound of the reluctant rebel as in Gloria Gaynor's "I will survive"? Is it the cynic's comment as in Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz"? Is it the provocative cry against inequality and oppression as voiced by M.I.A's "Borders" or Marla Glen's "Enough"? Should it indicate passion and energy, as maybe Queen's "Don't stop me now", or will any simple appeal to love and humanism suffice (David Guetta's "A little more love" comes to mind ;-)? Should it explicitly express and address our somewhat renegade role as critical commentators of our own discipline as Damian Marley's "Educated fools" or Britney Spear's "My Prerogative" could probably serve to?
As you see, my dear readers, the question is a tough one. Once, I even agreed with a colleague that the song "rat race", would be a perfect candidate. Then it turned out that he meant the one by The Specials, while I had the one by Bob Marley in mind... Arguably both could be a good fit ;-)
If you have any suggestions on this question, you are invited to submit these to us by mail – with a bit of luck we will arrive at the definitive playlist of heterodox economics by collecting your suggestions ;-)
All the best & stay groovy,
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Guest Editor: Santiago José Gahn, Internal Editor: Sylvio Kappes
The Review of Political Economy calls for papers for a Special Issue on
65 years after Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities: new directions in the Sraffian approach
The year 2025 marks the 65th anniversary of the publication of the book Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities by Piero Sraffa (1960). Not all economists are capable of transforming their name into a legacy, into a school. Piero Sraffa belongs to this select group. Exiled from fascism, he built his entire academic career at Cambridge University, where, from a profound analysis of the classical authors, he constructed a powerful critique of the dominant marginalist theory. But Sraffa's legacy has evolved into something much more powerful over the years, where some of his disciples have extended his criticism of marginalist theory, applied his ideas to international trade, and constructed alternative theories of economic growth.
65 years after Sraffa's publication, we believe it is necessary to launch a special issue that calls for reflection on his life, his political thoughts, his friendships, his lessons at Cambridge and his archive; his intellectual legacy, and that of his followers, and the impact on economic theory today; as well as possible guidelines for extending Sraffa's thought to other fields in the future. In recent years, Sraffa's legacy has had a boom that was born mainly in the periphery or the "global south", in particular in Argentina, Brazil and India. Recently, many authors have taken Sraffa's basic outlines and combined them with Latin American structuralist thinking in an attempt to explain the limits to growth and income distribution; they have developed and extended mathematical models of economic growth such as the Sraffian supermultiplier; they have presented the main limitations to Real Exchange Rate-led strategies, among other topics. Sraffa's legacy is alive and growing.
As a way of paying tribute to Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities (Sraffa, 1960) Review of Political Economy (ROPE) is preparing a special issue. This special issue intends to collect scientific articles that present or reinforce new lines of research within a Sraffian (or classical-Keynesian) perspective.
This special issue welcomes articles on a number of topics, including:
Of course, all these topics can never cover the vast universe of the impact of Sraffa's intellectual legacy, but all articles that relate to Sraffa's thought are welcome, including critical ones as well. Finally, this special issue will attempt to have a gender balance.
If interested in submitting a paper, please send a short abstract by September 15th, 2023 to both Santiago J. Gahn (email@example.com) and Sylvio Kappes (firstname.lastname@example.org). Decisions will be made by September 25th, 2023. If selected, the complete paper must be sent by May 1st, 2024.
Please find more information on the official website.
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 15 September 2023
11-13 March 2024 | Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
The International Adam Smith Society conference is an annual gathering of Smith scholars from around the world. The conference provides the opportunity to meet new and old friends, discuss ideas, and develop research for publication. If you are not already a member, you can become one here.
There should be some limited financial support for early career scholars and scholars in need. If you wish to support this program and donate to our bursary fund, you can do it here.
Pre-Conference Workshop on March 10th
In addition, the Young Scholars Initiative is sponsoring a pre-conference workshop on March 10th. The workshop offers early-career scholars working on Adam Smith a chance to discuss their work in detail with peers in a friendly and supportive context, and to get feedback from world-leading Smith scholars. The selected participants will receive travel stipends to attend the Workshop and Conference.Click here for more information.
2024 International Adam Smith Society Tokyo Conference
The 2024 conference will be held March 11-13, 2024 at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.
Japan holds a prominent place in Smithian scholarship. Part of Smith's library is now located at the University of Tokyo. On March 14, we have planned a visit to the Smith Library. Please join us!
Submit your abstract, session or authors meet critics proposal by clicking here
Conference Fees (All prices are in US Dollars)
Conference Hotel: Rihga Hotel, Tokyo. The hotel is located across the street from the University. The special discounted rate for the conference is approximately $200/night (booking procedure to follow). Other hotels are in the area of Takadanobaba (approximately $100/night) and about a 10 minute bus or subway ride to the University.
For any questions please contact us at email@example.com
Submission Deadline: 1 November 2023
10 November 2023 | Queen Mary University of London, UK
Second conference on Teaching and Scholarship Research School of Economics and Finance
The School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary University of London is a centre of excellence in both research and teaching with a unique commitment to inclusion and diversity. The School is home to a vibrant community of faculty and students, with excellence in teaching across UG, PG, Apprenticeship, and PhD programmes in economics and finance. The School ranks 1st on social mobility in Economics based on the 2021 IFS/Sutton Trust report.
The School is pleased to announce its second conference on Economics and Finance Education and Scholarship. The Education and Scholarship research group invites proposals for presentations and/or panel discussions from academics, researchers and PhD students on the different aspects of teaching and learning. Possible topics might be related to how to improve equality and diversity in the teaching of Economics and Finance, analysis of attainments and awarding gaps, or curriculum development exercises. Presentations should demonstrate innovative pedagogy, new technology, curriculum development, equality and diversity analysis or other ways to improve Economics and/or Finance education at any level of higher education (undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate).
How to Apply
Submissions must be received by 30th September 2023. We aim to notify successful applicants by 15th of October 2023.
Information is available within the above links and an email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, should you have further queries. The conference will be in hybrid format and attendance can be in-person or remote. There is limited availability for funding for in-person speakers. Conference sessions and panel discussions will last 60 minutes, each presenter/panellist will have 20 minutes to present.
Submission Deadline: 30 September 2023
The purpose of this Special Issue in the journal Capital and Class is to foster a conversation between two of the most innovative strands of contemporary Marxist thought: Political Marxism and Open Marxism. We feel that this has been a neglected area of academic study, and that despite important differences in their approaches, there is great scope for productive cross-pollination between these two Marxist traditions.
Political Marxism emerged from debates in the 1970s on the origins of capitalism, and is most closely associated with the work of Robert Brenner and Ellen Meiksins Wood. Against claims that capitalism resulted from the gradual expansion of long-distance commerce (Sweezy, 1950; Wallerstein, 1974), Brenner (1976; 1977) argued that it was in fact the historically peculiar transformation in social property relations in the late-feudal English countryside that resulted in capitalism’s emergence. Wood (2002; 2016) theorised this insight, conceptualising capitalism as a fundamentally bifurcated social system, whereby an impersonal, bureaucratic state superintends a depoliticised market realm governed by binding market imperatives.
Open Marxism was born out of debates that began in the 1970s within the UK’s Conference of Socialist Economists over the relevance of Marx’s writings for the study of contemporary capitalism. Thinkers such as Simon Clarke (1988; 1991), John Holloway (2002; 2010), Werner Bonefeld (2014), Ana Cecilia Dinerstein (2014), and others have sought to reclaim Marx’s mature work as a critical theory of social forms. Contrary to structuralist Marxist accounts that understood the political, the economic, and the ideational to be relatively autonomous levels of social reality that exist transhistorically (Althusser, 2005), Open Marxists theorised them as the historically unique forms assumed by capitalism’s antagonistic social relations of production.
There are significant differences between these two traditions. Political Marxism has chiefly taken its cues from Marx’s historical writings and has thus been primarily concerned with grand historical debates over the timing, geography, and causes of capitalism’s emergence; with less explicit attention paid to the theoretical apparatus laid out in Marx’s Capital. Open Marxism, closely associated with the so-called New Reading of Marx (see Bellofiore and Redolfi Rivera, 2015), can to a significant extent be understood as an attempt to offer a novel reinterpretation of Marx’s value theory, and thus tends to be presented in a more abstract theoretical register.
Nevertheless, there are important affinities between these approaches. Both traditions can be understood as radically historicist. Political Marxism insists that capitalism is not simply commerce – an age-old phenomenon – but is rather an historically distinct form of society marked by a relentless pressure to augment labour productivity that results from social agents’ enmeshment in a web of impersonal market imperatives. Open Marxism, through its analysis of the value-form, similarly conceives of capitalism as a novel form of social reproduction, whereby people’s everyday market interactions assume the form of a quasi-autonomous system of economic compulsions that forces them to produce faster or perish.
Both approaches also display remarkable convergence on the question of the state. As Ellen Meiksins Wood and Simon Clarke insisted, capitalist society is unique in that the political content is drained from the sphere of economic exploitation and is instead concentrated in the hands of a bureaucratic state. In this way, the state is framed neither as an instrument directly wielded by the bourgeoisie nor as an entity that is autonomous from capitalism, but as an impersonal apparatus that polices the rules of the capitalist game – that is, as the political form of capitalist society.
This Special Issue will examine these – and other – divergences and convergences between Political and Open Marxism. We invite papers that explore how these Marxist traditions approach the following themes and more (the list below is not exhaustive):
Please send abstracts (maximum 250 words) and any enquiries to email.
Special Issue editors: Jack Copley, Alexis Moraitis, Javier Moreno-Zacarés, Teddy Paikin, Sam Salour
Deadline for abstracts: 15 October 2023
The Japanese Society for the History of Economic Thought (JSHET) will hold the 2024 (88th) Conference.
Date: May 25th (Sat.) and 26th (Sun.), 2024
Venue: Onomichi City University (1600-2, Hisayamada, Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan)
Deadline for Submission of Proposals: November 8th (Wed.), 13:00 JST, 2023.
Please submit your proposal with an abstract of about 600 words in English from the "Application Form" : https://forms.gle/MyvccRBQs5skrp9H6
The result of your submission will be notified by email from the Conference Organizing Committee in January 2024. The Conference Program will be announced in February 2024.
Fees: The application fee is free.
If you are not a member of JSHET and your application for an individual presentation is accepted, please pay 6,000 yen to attend the conference. Whether or not a reception will be held has not yet been determined, but if it is held, there will be a fee to attend. A fee is also expected to be charged for lunch box arrangement.
Conference Organizing Committee
Nanako Fujita (Nagoya City University)
Ola Financiera Vol 17 No.47 January-April 2024: Special Issue
Ola Financiera was born with the aim of expanding the scientific research and dissemination of issues of contemporary financial economics. This is an academic effort backed by a large group of university researchers whose career in the analysis of these issues goes back more than three decades.
The dynamic and changing world of financial economics has shown a greater preeminence in the global economic and political future. Power and money are being redistributed in today's world and the social sciences require ever more analysis and accurate information on these issues. A world with a new distribution of power and emerging and declining powers is producing diverse effects in almost all productive sectors and markets of the various regions of the world. There are multiple conditions and that condition the contradictions of the financial world: inflation-deflation-stagflation; changes in relative prices and patterns of consumption and savings; labor flexibility, declines in formal employment and the income of employees, and new production models.
This is the importance of having original and well founded analyses of financial economics, which offers a space for reflection at national and regional levels as well as the tools and knowledge necessary to develop ideas and policies to meet the challenges of development.
Although the topics examined in the journal are diverse and complex, the university reserchers supporting this venture have found an enthusiastic reception among Ola Financiera's readership. The journal is a joint effort between the Faculty of Economics and the Institute of Economic Research at the UNAM, the product of years of dedication to the research and teaching and dissemination in financial economics. This project seeks to maintain the excellence and originality of the work published, and we therefore invite researchers, whether professors or graduate students, to send their contributions.
It is in this context that Ola Financiera makes a cordial invitation to the regional and global academic community to join this task and participate with us by sending original and unpublished articles to be part of our Vol. 17 No. 47 January-April 2024, which will commemorate 15 years since the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. We consider that this fact marked a turning point in the development of the financial economy, so we seek to deepen the implications that this phenomenon had and continues to have. Our goal in this issue is to re-examine the financial crisis that emerged from the bankruptcy of Lehman, but with a fifteen-year perspective that allows us to have a broader picture.
Open call for papers to publish in Ola Financiera
Articles that contribute to expanding scientific research and its dissemination on contemporary financial economics with topics that include, but are not limited to:
Original and unpublished papers for double-blind peer review can be sent no later than September 30, 2023, to the following e-mail address: email@example.com
Consult the editorial criteria and instructions for publishing in this link.
Download the PDF (in Spanish) of the 2024 call
Submission Deadline: 30 September 2023
Call for Extended Review Articles
The Review of Evolutionary Political Economy—REPE is looking for authors who want to engage in “extended” review articles. These will review at least three books in a certain field, but will go beyond a conventional review article by contextualizing the books in a research field and/or defining and developing a research field. Such extended review articles would be handled as and considered regular original research articles (with a regular review process). At the same time, it appears to be a particular opportunity for early-career scholars to engage in a field that they wish to analyze, clarify, and further develop in their own career.
As a first example and prime socio-economic issue, we suggest the thematic complex of inequality research and the origins, history, and different dimensions of socio-economic inequality. In this field, we call for the review of (at least) these three book titles in such broader contexts:
The research field of inequities/inequalities may be described, put in context, analyzed and further developed as fits. Please submit your review/research article online as usual. You should also send a brief proposal first for a quick agreement by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
27-29 June 2024 | University of Limerick, Ireland
For Dignified and Sustainable Economic Lives: Disrupting the Emotions, Politics, and Technologies of Neoliberalism
Thematic mini-conferences are a key element of SASE’s annual conferences. We are currently accepting submissions for mini-conferences for the 2024 annual SASE conference, to take place at the University of Limerick, Ireland, 27-29 June 2024. Preference will be given to proposals linked to the overarching conference theme, “For Dignified and Sustainable Economic Lives: Disrupting the Emotions, Politics, and Technologies of Neoliberalism” (full conference theme text can be found here). Special consideration will also be given to proposals that cover areas currently underrepresented in SASE, notably race and ethnicity, migration, economic history, and heterodox economics – as well as submissions that provide a global perspective.
Mini-conference applications are reviewed by the program committee, which changes each year and is appointed by the current SASE president. The current program committee can be found here.
Before submitting a proposal, please consult the list of extant SASE networks. Proposals that would otherwise fit within a network will be expected to include an explanation as to why the topic should be discussed in a mini-conference format. You may also consult programs from past conferences to view mini-conference themes from previous years. SASE is committed to diverse membership and lively intellectual debates, and encourages proposals that are offered by a diverse group of organizers and/or are likely to bring a diverse group of participants.
Proposals for mini-conferences must be submitted electronically to the SASE Executive Director (email@example.com) by 22 September 2023. To apply, please fill out the form available here. Please be sure to indicate if the mini-conference was organized in the past, with details on attendance and how the current application may or may not differ from the past. Do note, however, that past mini-conference organization does not guarantee future organization – the mini-conferences are not intended to be permanent structures, they rather vary in content and focus from year to year, depending notably on the conference theme of that year.
Mini-conferences are featured as a separate theme track in the program. If accepted, your mini-conference will be included in the general SASE call for papers (deadline in January 2024), and you will receive applications through our conference submission system. Applicants to mini-conferences must submit an extended abstract for review, and are advised to submit a full paper before the conference. These papers are only made available to other participants in the mini-conference, not on a public-facing website.
You will review applications and create the panel sessions for your mini-conference, which may also include participants and panels you have invited in advance. If a paper proposal cannot be accommodated within your mini-conference, we will assist you in forwarding it to the most appropriate research network for consideration. As a mini-conference organizer, you will be expected to assign a discussant for each session that you organize.
Please note: mini-conference organizers are expected to pay conference registration and SASE membership fees.
Dates to bear in mind:
Download call as pdf
Proposals should be submitted to SASE’s Executive Director, Annelies Fryberger: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include this form and a description of the theme of your mini-conference. You will receive confirmation of receipt. Please note that you may only organize one mini-conference per year – if a given individual applies as organizer of multiple mini-conferences and more than one is accepted, that person will have to choose which mini-conference they will actually organize. Please also feel free to reach out with questions about the application procedure.
Application form here
Mini-Conference Proposal Deadline: 22 September 2023
14-15 December 2023 | University of Siena, Italy
The Keynesian Working Group of the Young Scholars Initiative is happy to announce a call for papers for the YSI Workshop on The Political Economy of Growth and Distribution: Bridging Interdisciplinary Perspectives. We invite you to submit your abstract and, later, an article or a draft presenting the current state of the research for the Workshop hosted by the University of Siena, Italy, on December 14-15th.
The YSI Workshop will pitch into a burgeoning area of research that encompasses economists, political economists, and other social scientists. This interdisciplinary field delves into the complexities of contemporary economic challenges faced by advanced and developing economies. The Workshop will bring together young scholars researching matters related to the political economy of growth and distribution models and demand regimes to explore the political and economic relations underlying macroeconomic policy and patterns of growth and stagnation in contemporary capitalism. The event will be held at the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
The Workshop, “The Political Economy of Growth and Distribution: Bridging Interdisciplinary Perspectives”, will be an excellent occasion for graduate students and young researchers to present their work and receive feedback from colleagues. This opportunity will allow young scholars to exchange ideas and discuss their research and potential collaborations.
We encourage proposals for theoretical and empirical papers on multidisciplinary themes related (but not limited) to the growth and distribution models, demand regimes, growth drivers, political economy of the green transition, political economy of gender, comparative capitalism, financialization, stagnation and financial instability, currency hierarchy, power and growth coalitions, social blocs and class conflict, and further contributions at the intersection of post-Keynesian economics, comparative political economy, and international political economy.
Confirmed keynote speakers are:
How to Apply
Young scholars can apply to the call for abstracts here. If selected, you will be invited to present your work. Selections will be made based on merit. Selected students can expect to receive accommodation, participation in the social dinner, and a partial travel stipend.
Contact us for any further queries:
Abstract Submission Deadline: 14 October 2023
20-22 September 2023 | Canberra, Australia
You can now register for this HETSA conference on Eventbrite under the title: ‘34 History of Economics Thought Society of Australia Annual Conference’ The registration cost for this 2 day conference is $290. In registering you might also consider submitting a title or topic for a conference paper to the convenor, John Hawkins at email. These places are already filling fast.
The conference opens with a reception on the evening of Wednesday 20 September and runs until Friday 22 September. The conference venue will be the Ramada Encore Belconnen, 110 Benjamin Way, Belconnen. It is close to the University of Canberra. Belconnen is about 10 km from Canberra civic centre.
We have two keynote speakers; Professor David Vines from Oxford and Professor Alan Bollard (the former governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand). The conference dinner on Thursday evening 21 September will be held nearby at the Bella Vista Restaurant, 84 Emu Bank Rd, Belconnen, which overlooks Lake Ginninderra. There will be an after-dinner address by Dr David Gruen, the Australian Statistician. The Conference dinner will cost $85. If you wish to come, you can pay this on the first day at the conference when we will take bookings.
For more details and registration, please visit the Eventbrite page for this event.
11-12 September 2023 | University of Leeds, UK
We would like to invite you to a hybrid workshop on Money in open economies, which will be hosted at the University of Leeds, UK, on September 11-12.
Jointly organized with the Financial Stability working group of YSI-INET, the two-days hybrid event is scheduled next week to discuss money in open economies and related topics. It is set to start on September 11th at 13hrs (BST) with keynote speakers Daniela Prates, John Harvey, and Marc Lavoie. The rest of the afternoon and next day will consist of paper presentations on related the subjects. To join the event or receive the Zoom link for online participation, register here.
In this episode of the Ceteris Never Paribus Podcast, Maria Bach interviews Maxine Berg and Pat Hudson about their recent book "Slavery, Capitalism and the Industrial Revolution" on the role of slavery in capitalist development and the British industrial revolution.
Episode 34: "Slavery, Capitalism and the Industrial Revolution": listen here.
Job title: Assistant Professor, non-tenure track
We are hiring one PostDoc at the Vienna University of Economics in Austria. We are particularly interested in someone studying international political economy. In addition, the person must have knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative methods. The position is guaranteed for 3 years. The yearly gross salary is 60,900 Euros (4,350 Euros, 14 months a year) or about 67,100 US Dollars. The position can start as early as October 1, 2023, but there is flexibility regarding the start date. High proficiency in English required, German skills not necessary but a plus. Generous conference travel budget and research support available. If necessary, the university also offers assistance with the process of obtaining a visa. The deadline for applying is September 20, 2023.
What to expect
What you have to offer
Full applications include:
The interview process involves a short phone interview to identify a shortlist. Shortlisted candidates will subsequently be invited to complete some sample tasks, the answers to which are the basis for a longer interview via Microsoft Teams. Desired starting date is October 1, 2023. However, some flexibility exists with respect to the actual starting date to allow for personal circumstances.
Please find more information on the official website.
Application Deadline: 20 September 2023
Job title: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track): Financial Economics
The Economics Program of Bard College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position specializing in Financial Economics. The candidates' work should complement the department's existing pluralistic orientation, and we strongly prefer broadly trained candidates who are interested in economic policy and the political economy of financialization.
The successful candidate will teach finance courses (Foundations of Finance and Investment, Corporate Finance), other core economics courses in the Annandale campus, and electives in their specialty. They may also have the opportunity to contribute to the curriculum of the Bard NYC campus in Brooklyn. The candidate will also advise students in our dual BA/BS program in economics and finance. The successful candidate will have a commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching at a liberal arts college; maintaining an active research program; contributing to the general education curriculum; and engaging with the life of the college.
About Bard College
A highly selective liberal arts college, Bard is committed to innovative teaching and interdisciplinary curricular programs. The Bard campus is the home of the Levy Economics Institute and its innovative M.S. program in Economic Theory and Policy. The Levy Institute, which hosts conferences and seminars and publishes research on matters of economic policy, offers opportunities to faculty and students not typically available at an undergraduate college. To Apply Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, examples of published research and working papers, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement, and evidence of teaching excellence to Interfolio here.
Review of applications will begin on November 1st and continue until the position is filled. For more information on the Economics Program at Bard College, visit http://economics.bard.edu or contact Program Director Dimitri Papadimitriou at email@example.com.
Job title: Curator of the Economists’ Papers Archive
The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University seeks a full-time Curator of the Economists’ Papers Archive to develop, steward and build engagement around economists’ collections.
Founded in the 1980s to document the work and thought of economists, the Archive today holds the personal and professional papers of more than eighty individual economists and has grown to become one of the largest archives of its kind in the world. These collections, including the papers of many Nobel laureates, offer an essential resource to researchers studying the history of economics and are frequently consulted by scholars from around the globe. From the notebooks of Carl Menger, the founder of the Austrian school of economic thought, to the correspondence files of Paul Samuelson, one of the past century’s most influential intellectuals, the archive contains a wealth of unique research material on the history of modern economics. The Archive documents developments in virtually every corner of modern economics, including behavioral economics, experimental economics, game theory, growth theory, general equilibrium analysis and econometrics, as well as work on tax policy, monetary policy, and financial regulation. Individual sets of papers include Kenneth Arrow, Leonid Hurwicz, Juanita Kreps, Robert Lucas, Franco Modigliani, Oskar Morgenstern, Vernon Smith, Martin Shubik, Robert Solow, and many others. In addition to the papers of individual economists, the Archive also holds the records of several organizations and journals important for the history, analysis, and circulation of economic ideas. Chief among them are the records of the American Economic Association, founded in 1885. Read more about collections held by the Library here.
The Curator will serve as an essential member of the Rubenstein Library team working to preserve and make available these collections and will work closely with Duke University’s Center for the History of Political Economy (CHOPE).
Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and experience; the anticipated salary is $56,000-$80,000. Comprehensive benefits package includes 20 days of vacation, 14 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training. See the position description here.
It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning, and a commitment to creating a culture of inclusion that values and respects diversity of perspective, background, and experience.
Cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references should be submitted here. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Deadline for application: 18 September 2023
Job title: postdoctoral researcher
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the project "Technology and Citizen Technoscience: Connecting Local Environments with the Ecological Crisis" to be developed in the context of the 2023–2025 Prince Claus Chair. The postdoc will be based at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at Erasmus University (The Hague, The Netherlands) and work closely with the PCC chairholder for this period, Prof. Sebastián Ureta (Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile).
The postdoctoral researcher will be tasked with exploring ethnographically the afterlives of a limited number of citizen technoscience projects (understood as citizen/community science projects aiming at developing low-cost DIY technologies) carried out in the global south in the last decade. The general aim will be to analyse the barriers these projects faced in further mobilizing the devices they developed for the participative assessment and/or remediation of environmental degradation.
The start date of this position is 01-DEC-2023 (negotiable).
Please submit your application before September 18 2023 through the website and make sure all required documents are combined in one PDF in the order mentioned below.
For more information about this vacancy, please contact Lorenzo Pellegrini via firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the research project, please contact Sebastian Ureta via email@example.com. You can also find more information on the project and the position here.
Application Deadline: 18 September 2023
Job title: Quantitative Economist
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization is seeking candidates for a short-term consultancy, mid September - end of December 2023.
The Agrifood Economics Division (ESA) conducts economic research and policy analysis to support the transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind. ESA provides evidence-based support to national, regional and global policy processes and initiatives related to monitoring and analyzing food and agricultural policies, agribusiness and value chain development, rural transformation and poverty, food security and nutrition information and analysis, resilience, bioeconomy, and climate-smart agriculture. The division also leads the production of three FAO flagship publications: The future of food and agriculture (FOFA), The state of food and agriculture (SOFA) and The state of food security and nutrition in the World (SOFI). The Policy Intelligence Branch – Global Perspectives (PIB-GP) carries out global perspectives studies (FOFA) and agrifood policy monitoring through the Food and Agriculture Policy Decision Analysis (FAPDA) Initiative. These activities aim at inspiring strategic thinking and actions to transform agrifood systems towards a sustainable, resilient and inclusive future as well as to promote evidence-based decision making at all levels. Responding to calls by FAO Members and benefiting from the experience gained during the Corporate Strategic Foresight Exercise (CSFE) and its findings laid out in the recent flagship report The future of food and agriculture – Drivers and triggers for transformation (FOFA-DTT), PIB-GP is supporting the implementation of Regional Foresight Exercises (RFEs) in FAO Regional Offices. The support includes the preparation of a concept note for RFEs, the preparation of methodological guidelines for the first phase (full guidelines would eventually envisage quantitative projections under alternative scenarios, using data scientist/modelling skills) and the supervisions of the various SFEs.
To implement RFEs support from consultants is required that entails the preparation of regional data collection and analyses, support the facilitation of meetings with regional stakeholders, and quantitative inputs. Further RFEs phases will also entail quantitative simulations through models, projections and quantification of selected variables under alternative scenarios can be needed together with support to articulate foresight exercises in Sub-Regions and Pilot/Sample Country cases. RFEs are expected to be a useful input for nurturing policy processes at all levels, and improving the quality of FAO’s policy assistance activities, including the development of Common Country Analysis (CCAs)/ United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and Country Programming Frameworks (CPFs), and will allow the findings to inform ongoing country programming processes (e.g. CPF’s).
Duties and Responsibilities
In this context, under the supervision of the Senior Economist and in close collaboration with the other staff and consultants in the
Policy Intelligence Branch, the FAO regional offices, and the FAO Foresight Network, the consultant will:
If you are interested, please contact Dr. Lorenzo Giovanni Bellù.
Job title: Transformative Change in a Social Science and Humanities Perspective (tenure track position for female applicants)
In accordance with the collective agreement for university employees, the School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSSH) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business & Economics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz announces an opening for a tenure-track position “Transformative Change in a Social Science and Humanities Perspective” for female candidates holding a Ph.D. The position will also be affiliated with the new Linz Institute for Transformative Change.
The School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSSH) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business & Economics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz announces a six-year, full-time tenure-track position for female candidates holding a doctorate/Ph.D. in accordance with the collective agreement for university employees and the UG (Austrian Universities Act).
In accordance with the concept to support the advancement of women (the JKU Plan for the Advancement of Women), the position is open solely to female applicants.
The university welcomes applications by highly qualified junior female scientists holding a doctorate/Ph.D. An optional qualification agreement can be signed and following a positive decision, a permanent position as an associate professor can be offered (§ 99 (5) and (6) UG).
The post holder works on the conditions, trajectories and consequences of past and present transformative change. The complexity of the social, political, cultural, ecological and economic dimensions of transformations should be taken into account so far as possible. The research perspective on transformative change should be anchored in at least one social science or humanities discipline (e.g. history, philosophy, political science, sociology). In addition, the ability for interdisciplinary cooperation, especially with other social sciences and humanities, is expected.
A research focus on at least one of the following thematic areas is desired:
The candidate should demonstrate academic/scientific activities following the completion of her doctorate/Ph.D., as well as outstanding publications. The completion of a doctorate/Ph.D. program should no longer than 6 years. Teaching experience, international experience, as well as proficient language skills in English are an advantage.
Detailed information about the position is available at: www.jku.at/tenuretrack, opens an external URL in a new window. The job description contains information about the position’s strategic positioning in the field of research, administrative responsibilities, the type of research expected, expected contributions to our educational program, main qualification objectives to be attained as part of the position, key information about the existing research infrastructure, and other job-specific requirements.
The minimum annual salary in accordance with the collective agreement is EUR 60,926.60. Once a qualification agreement has been signed, the minimum annual gross salary will be EUR 71,738.80. Overpayment is possible.
If you have any questions, please contact Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tobias Wiß, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of academic female faculty and therefore, this position is open explicitly to female applications in support of the Development Plan. The university welcomes applications from qualified applicants who have disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration.
When assessing the candidates’ accomplishments, performance, and future potential, the JKU will take the candidates’ individual background and personal history into account by acknowledging that academic and professional success and accomplishments can happen at different stages in life (and can include periods of reduced employment, or career interruption on account of having to provide care, childcare, etc.). In this regard, qualifications are assessed and evaluated in terms of equal opportunity, taking life-course factors, such as academic age, into account.
Prospective applicants interested in the position are requested to electronically send a complete application to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler University by October 11, 2023, observing the five-week application deadline. The application must be submitted electronically, in English, to: https://forms.jku.at/pm/tenuretrack?lang=en, opens an external URL in a new window.
Please enclose the following documents with your application: A letter of application (which includes a letter of intent and addresses suitability for the position, in particular, a current curriculum vitae, a list of publications (including a ranking of the three publications you consider to be the most important), a description of prior activities in education and lecturing, including student any student evaluations, a description research projects, studies, and collaboration efforts, a description of prior real-world practices and activities related in content to the activities in research and teaching, a description of prior activities in the healthcare field, an exposé about prospective projects, studies, and objectives in the field of research and teaching, particularly over the upcoming three years.
For Application and further information please visit the website.
Application Deadline: 11 October 2023
Job title: Assistant Professor of Economics
The Department of Economics at Knox College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Economics, to begin September 1, 2024.
Knox College is an independent, selective liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Experience working with diverse populations of students and a commitment to teach successfully in a multicultural environment are expected. With over 35% of the student body identifying as U.S. students of color and more than 15% international students, the College seeks courses appealing and welcoming to all of Knox’s students.
We seek a colleague to teach and engage students in active learning research opportunities with an emphasis on civic engagement. Candidates must be prepared to teach introductory and intermediate micro and macro theory. We seek an applied microeconomist with interests in feminist economics, gender economics, labor economics, health economics, economics of education, urban economics, environmental economics, behavioral economics, and economic history.
We especially encourage candidates who want to contribute to Knox’s interdisciplinary departments and programs, including Health Studies, Public Policy, Peace and Justice Studies, and International Studies. Our department is methodologically diverse and encourages applications from pluralist/heterodox economists. We welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups that will increase the diversity of our faculty to better match our student body.
The position involves a six-course teaching load (two courses in each of three 10-week terms) that includes courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, but also introductory and intermediate level micro or macroeconomics as well as courses that contribute to the general liberal arts curriculum.
Knox College provides a competitive salary and a strong benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, and access to a retirement plan; a tuition remission benefit is available after a two-year waiting period.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023. Applications completed by November 15, 2023 will receive full consideration for preliminary interviews conducted via online video conference in early December. Additional materials, including scholarly work and teaching portfolio with syllabi, may be requested of candidates during the screening and interview process.
Interested candidates should visit the interfolio post (128894) for further details and application instructions. Questions may be addressed to email@example.com.
Review of applications begins 1 November 2023
Job title: PhD positions on social-ecological sufficiency (3)
Three new PhD positions are now open in the ERC project MaSES at Leuphana University, Germany (Prof. Dr. Dave Abson).
Global patterns of production and consumption are fundamentally unsustainable, threatening key planetary boundaries. Strategies for averting this ‘ecological overshoot’ have largely focused on ‘greening’ production by reducing either the material intensity (efficiency), or the material throughput (consistency) of economic activity. However, neither of these approaches address what constitutes a sustainable scale of economic activity. In MaSES, the notion of social-ecological sufficiency—a socially satisfactory standard of living within ecologically sustainable natural resource usage—will be developed as a vital strategy for shifting towards an economy within a ‘safe operating space for humanity’. Environmental extended material and energy flow analysis will be combined with consensual deprivation assessments to quantify ‘ecologically and socially sufficient’ levels of household consumption of key planetary boundaries. MaSES will then assess the feasibility of different strategies for closing the gap between ecologically ‘safe’ and socially ‘acceptable’ levels of household consumption.
About the positions
Three PhD positions (funded for 3.5 years each) are now officially advertised. All three positions will be located in the Social-ecological Systems Institute (SESI) within the Faculty of Sustainability at Leuphana University in northern Germany.
PhD 1 Quantifying ecological sufficiency: This position will focus on: 1) Downscaling planetary boundaries to ‘ecologically permissible’ average household consumption budgets using environmentally extended multi-regional input-output (EEMRIO) analysis. 2) Developing scenarios for just allocation of resources within (global) ecological limits under different assumption of global resource distribution and 3) Identifying patterns of ecologically sufficient production and consumption in different countries.
To find out more and to apply, please use this link.
PhD 2 Quantifying social sufficiency: This position will focus on: 1) Undertaking and analysing consensual based assessments of socially sufficient levels of household consumption (for multiple consumption sectors such as mobility food, consumer goods etc.) in the focal (Germany) case study country. 2) Identifying socio-economic determinants of social sufficiency by exploring the attitudes, norms, material cultures, consumption practices etc. that shape households` consumptive choices and 3) Assessing social sufficiency through deliberative approaches in the focal and 5 satellite case study countries.
To find out more and to apply, please use this link.
PhD 3 Assessing strategies for closing the social-ecological sufficiency gap: This position will focus on: 1) conceptualizing and analyzing societal discourses on sufficiency. 2) Developing scenarios and strategies for closing the gap between ecologically permissible and socially acceptable levels of household consumption and 3) identifying leverage points for the transition to social-ecological sufficiency at the household level.
To find out more and to apply, please use this link.
Application Deadline: 27 September 2023
Job title: part-time editors
Phenomenal World is hiring editors in Brazil and Latin America. Phenomenal World is a publication of the Jain Family Institute, a non-profit focused on economic and social policy research based in New York City. We are expanding our publishing work and are seeking to hire remote editors who have experience and interest in publishing on our core topics. The editors will work closely with our team in New York to identify and commission articles from academics, policymakers and journalists across Latin America and Brazil. We publish on all matters related to political economy, social history, heterodox economic theory, and the like. Our current areas of interest include:
This is a part-time position. We offer around 30,000 USD annually, commensurate with experience.
Responsibilities will include:
If you are interested in what we do and would like to collaborate, but a part-time position is not right for you, please contact us. We are eager to meet people from diverse professional backgrounds, including but not limited to academia, publishing and journalism. Spanish and/or Portuguese is expected. Some familiarity with English is also preferred.
We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis. If interested, please send a brief letter English, Spanish, or Portuguese) introducing yourself and your relevant experience to the editorial team, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please find an Spanish/Portuguese version of the job offer here.
Job title: 3 lecturerships
The School of Business & Management, Queen Mary University of London is recruiting three lecturers as educators/ researchers, which have cross-over with issues and approaches in C&C:
We are a collegial and dynamic department, committed to the School's mission of education and research that promotes social justice, sustainability and good governance.
Job title: Full-time permanent Faculty positions
Level: Assistant Professor, Associate professor, Full professor
Location: Rennes, France
Due to its strong growth, Rennes School of Business (Rennes SB) has multiple permanent faculty positions open at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels in the areas of Marketing, Geopolitics, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems, Organizational Behavior, Organization Theory, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, and International Business. Start date is September 2024. Appointments will be made at the rank consistent with research, teaching records and the number of years of experience at a comparable institution.
We focus on research that matters for academe and practice. The school boasts a new institute for advanced studies — The Centre for Unframed Thinking — and research centers devoted to tomorrow’s organization, AI-driven business, agribusiness, finance & economics, and supply chain.
Our faculty are diverse and international, mostly non-French, making the school the most multicultural institution of its kind. We support research productivity through generous incentives and infrastructure. Teaching load is similar or better compared to similar research universities and can be done entirely in English. A new campus in Paris increases our geographical reach. We also assist in relocation and housing search, offer French language courses, and provide extensive benefits, including health insurance and private pension contributions.
The school offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate education to more than 5,000 students, hailing from more than 70 countries. Our programs are accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA. Our main campus is Rennes, the capital of Brittany, a green city with a fabled history. Located just an hour from the Atlantic coast and less than two hours from Paris, the city has excellent international schools, cultural and natural attractions, and a growing technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
An equal opportunity employer: We encourage applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds and genders. Diverse perspectives are welcome and consistent with our strategic vision for a global, diverse, and multicultural school.
Visit instats.org to apply. The 1st deadline for submission of the full application package is November 15th, 2023. Screening of applications will start shortly thereafter and will continue until the positions are filled, with subsequent applications screening after the initial deadline of Nov 15th. The application package consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae (with the names and contact information of at least three referees), research statement, teaching statement, representative publications and/or working papers (maximum three), teaching evaluations (if any), and any record of service to the research, academic, and business communities.
For more information please visit the official website.
Application Deadline: 15 November 2023
Job title: Vice President of Finance and Operations
Sarah Lawrence College is seeking a Vice President of Finance and Operations with outstanding leadership and executive skills to help lead the College into the future.
Reporting to the president, the Vice President of Finance and Operations is one of the four officers of the College and a key member of the eight-member senior leadership team. The Vice President provides leadership for and management of the following College functions: finance, facilities, campus operations, campus safety, purchasing and auxiliary services. Critical responsibilities include leadership of the College's strategic and budget planning processes, a significant role in supporting the College's resource and revenue development efforts and serving as a liaison to four Board of Trustees committees: audit, finance, investment, and physical facilities. This is a position with significant visibility involving interaction with all campus departments and community leaders.
Founded in 1926, Sarah Lawrence College established a reputation for innovation and creativity in its model of residential undergraduate education and commitment to life-long learning. The College has steadfastly maintained its commitment to the liberal arts over its history, continually offering a BA in the liberal arts, the single undergraduate degree at the heart of its endeavor, along with a distinctive suite of graduate and professional degrees and life-long learning opportunities. The College has never been burdened by traditional departmental and curricular structures, and the education has always been infused with a focus on the whole student, in recognition of the essential need for a multi-disciplinary perspective, coupled with opportunities for close work with faculty.
The College has consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country and includes a community of approximately 1,400 undergraduate students, 300 graduate students, and 265 faculty members. Sarah Lawrence students share an enthusiasm for intellectual rigor, academic risk taking, creativity in all disciplines, collaborative engagement, and original and interdisciplinary work. The College is particularly committed to supporting a faculty, staff, administration, and student body that reflects the social, racial, and economic diversity that characterizes our society.
The College’s undergraduate students come from nearly every state and from 50+ countries, with alumni residing in more than 80 countries. More than 80 percent of undergrads live on campus. This role requires a bachelor’s degree; a graduate degree and/or equivalent credential is preferred, ideally in an appropriate and relevant field of study. The ideal candidate will have an extensive background as a finance and/or operations executive or manager as well as a history of successively increasing leadership responsibility and management experience; experience in higher education or not-for-profit organizations is desirable. The next vice president will be self-motivated, proactive, resourceful, high-energy, enthusiastic, present, and approachable; an empathetic team-player, they will be service-oriented, focused on the organization over self, and a leader with the highest level of ethics and integrity
For full consideration, candidates should submit a) a letter of interest outlining their experience relative to the role and agenda for the position. Additional information regarding references and due diligence will be requested from semi-finalists and finalists later in the process. Sarah Lawrence College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has as one of its goals the recruitment and retention of a racially and culturally diverse administration, staff, and faculty.
To that end, every job opening is seen as an opportunity to increase diversity and every effort will be made to expand the applicant pool in accordance with these goals. Sarah Lawrence College invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications as part of the search for their next Vice President of Finance and Operations. The College has retained Veena Abraham, J.D. and Robert Luke of EQU Advisors as their partners for the search. For additional information on the roles and responsibilities for this position as well as to submit a nomination, expression of interest, and/or application, please visit the website.
Submission Deadline: 6 October 2023
Job title: Assistant Professor in Economic Sociology
The Department of Sociology is looking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Economic Sociology. The research focus within the area of economic sociology is open although we have a preference for candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: global capitalism and global institutions; international development; global inequalities and intersectional work on race, class and gender; research in emerging economies and the Global South.
The Department is particularly interested in candidates who complement existing work in Social Theory and Social Inequalities and have the ability to work across quantitative and qualitative methods.
We are looking for someone with a strong background in Economic Sociology, who can demonstrate both breadth and depth of experience. The ideal candidate should have a proven upwards trajectory an established or developing international reputation that would make them a world leader in the field. They will also demonstrate the ability to undertake postgraduate and undergraduate teaching and supervision. The candidate will demonstrate an ability to support the growth of the MPhil pathway in Political and Economic Sociology; contribute to examining, assessment and admissions; and contribute fully to academic administration within the Department as well as potentially a College.
If you are interested in both of the Assistant Professor roles currently being advertised in the Department of Sociology then you will need to apply for each role separately.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December 2023. Interviews will take place in Cambridge, UK over these two days and will include presentations on your research and teaching to department members.
All interested should visit the posting page for more details and application instructions. Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Prof Manali Desai, Head of Department email@example.com . Enquiries about the application process should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications: 2 October 2023
Job title: Research Associate (Green Energy Transitions)
The University of Manchester invites applications for a Research Associate to work on a research project focused on the disruptions produced by ‘Green energy transitions’. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Professor Matthew Paterson, in conjunction with a research team comprising Dr Pritish Behuria, Professor Sam Hickey, and Dr Silke Trommer. They will be a member of the Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI), a research institute in the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) and the School of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Humanities.
The project has two principal aims. First, to examine the distributive dynamics of the Green energy transitions that are central to the global response to climate change, focusing in particular on the disruptive qualities of Green energy transitions, as well as the current geopolitical contexts in which they are unfolding. Second, to develop a global network of researchers working on these as the basis for a much larger examination of the politics and political economy of GETs.
The successful applicant will be involved in research including: a systematic literature review; collecting and analysing documentary and statistical data regarding key supply chains in Green energy transitions; producing journal articles and policy briefs arising out of the research. They will also be involved in building a research network and developing future external grant applications for larger-scale research in this field.
The post will run from 1st November 2023 until 21st February 2025.
Interviews will be held on the 25th September 2023, in Manchester.
What you will get in return:
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.
Hybrid working arrangements may be considered. Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies. Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to People.Recruitment@manchester.ac.uk. Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: Professor Matthew Paterson (email@example.com)
General enquiries: People.firstname.lastname@example.org
Job title: Two Research Associate posts available at the Centre for Decent Work
Sheffield University Management School is currently advertising two Research Associate posts. to support research being undertaken by the Centre for Decent Work. Both positions are for a two-year period.
One RA will support research on (i) underemployment and (ii) the informalisation of formal jobs. The other will support research on work and employment in the logistics sector, specifically (i) work in parcel delivery services and (ii) work and employment in UK Freeports.
We have an opportunity for a Research Associate in Work & Employment to support research projects related to (a) underemployment and (b) the informalisation of formal jobs. The first project will examine the consequences of time-related and skills-related underemployment for workers’ subjective and objective wellbeing and job satisfaction, their opportunities to gain skills and experience, and their ability to progress in their careers. It will examine workers’ responses to underemployment and their ability to make transitions from underemployment to more adequate employment. The second project will focus on the informalisation of formal jobs. It will examine the different forms that informalisation might take (e.g. replacement of direct employment with bogus self-employment), drivers of informalisation in different parts of the world, consequences for firms and workers (e.g. exclusion from social protections), and potential policy responses.
You will be responsible for data collection and analysis and for identifying and reviewing relevant literature. You will also have opportunities to co-author research-based outputs, such as articles for peer reviewed journals. The research activities are likely to involve collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data and the ideal applicant will therefore have experience of both qualitative and quantitative research. You will also have obtained, or be extremely close to obtaining, a PhD in the fields of work and employment (e.g. employment relations) or global labour studies. You should also be able to demonstrate that you have research interests that clearly relate to at least one of the two projects.
To find out more and to apply, please use this link. Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Jason Heyes (email@example.com).
We have an opportunity for a Research Associate in Work & Employment to support research related to the nature of work and employment in the logistics sector. There are two aspects to the research: (a) the changing terms and conditions of work in parcel delivery services; and (b) emerging patterns of work and employment in the new UK freeports, with specific reference to the logistics sector (ports, warehousing, transportation). Amongst the issues to be researched are the gender and race dynamics in workplaces; the differing contractual arrangements of logistics workers and how these arrangements condition pay and working-time; the role of trade unions in shaping the employment conditions; and the impact of technology in transforming the experience of work (for example levels of surveillance and the use of algorithmic software).
The successful applicant will be responsible for data collection and analysis and for identifying and reviewing relevant literature. They will also have opportunities to co-author research-based outputs, such as articles for peer reviewed journals. The research activities are likely to involve collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data and the ideal applicant will therefore have experience of both qualitative and quantitative research. They will also have obtained, or be extremely close to obtaining, a PhD in the field of work and employment (e.g., employment relations, sociology of work). They should also be able to demonstrate that they have research interests that have close synergies with the intended research project.
To find out more and to apply, please use this link. Informal enquiry can be made to Prof. Kirsty Newsome (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Application Deadline: 5 October 2023
Job title: Two Heterodox Economics Positions
The Economics Department at The University of Tulsa (TU) is announcing the creation of a specialization in Heterodox Economics initially at the undergraduate level with the possibility to grow into a graduate program. To that effect we are hiring two positions that specialize in Heterodox Economics:
1. Director position
Address all correspondence and cover letters to Scott Carter, Chair, Director of CHE Search Committee, The University of Tulsa, and apply directly to the link here.
The Center for Heterodox Economics (CHE) is an endeavor that the Economics Department at TU is launching to build and cement a solid and long-lasting Heterodox Program of study that the Department, the College of Arts & Sciences, and senior executive University administration are keen to initiate and develop. The functions of the Director have yet to be set in stone. We are looking for a person who has both vision and passion for growth of the field, as well as experience and ideally contacts. The successful candidate would be someone who can bring their own fresh ideas for this opportunity. Although certainly not an exhaustive list, duties should include:
The JEL Classifications and Keywords are the same as the Assistant Professor position below.
For full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, evidence of teaching and research ability, and 3 letters of reference by November 1, 2023.
2. Assistant Professor Position
Address all correspondence and cover letters to Scott Carter, Chair, Assistant Professor Search Committee, The University of Tulsa, and apply directly to the link here.
The University of Tulsa is seeking to hire an Assistant Tenure Track Professor of Economics specializing in Heterodox Approaches. The candidate will be expected to be part of the development of the CHE and teach in at least one of the following areas:
B5 -- Current Heterodox Approaches
E4 -- Money and Interest Rates
E0 – Macroeconomics General
F4 -- Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
F1 -- Trade
J0 – Labor General
In-person interviews to be held at the ASSA Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, on 5-7 January 2024. For full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, evidence of teaching and research ability, and 3 letters of reference by November 1, 2023.
Application Deadline: 1 November 2023
Routledge, Taylor & Francis, have a long and established heritage of publishing reputable, pluralist Economics research which challenges mainstream thinking. At a time when the importance of diversity and inclusion has never been more pertinent, publishing research that combats elitism and marginalization is of paramount importance. We want to encourage, promote, and help fund research that is inclusive– inclusive of diversity, plurality, and new approaches.
In 2022 we launched the inaugural Routledge Economics Prize and you can read about our first winners of the prize here. We will be once again awarding an annual prize for research that demonstrates at least one of the following:
Highlights diverse voices which could be in terms of (but not limited to) geography, race, or gender
Decolonizes Economics by encompassing marginalized views and encouraging equity and solidarity
Showcases new approaches using pluralist methods
Promotes inclusivity and equity in both research topic and outcomes
Additionally, the research output should endorse open science by openly sharing data where possible. We are offering an award of £4,000, paid to the winners in February 2024. The deadline for submissions for the prize is 20th October 2023.
All interested should visit the Routledge Inclusive Economics Prize page for more details, eligibility criteria, and submission instructions. Any queries about the prize or the application process may be directed to email@example.com.
Deadline for submissions: 20 October 2023
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by Alexandre de Podestá Gomes and Tobias ten Brink | Cambridge University Press, 2023
This Element scrutinizes the attempts by the Chinese party-state bureaucracy since the 2000s to advance innovation and technological upgrading. It examines insights from the developmental state debate – the need for a bureaucracy to achieve internal coherence and the capacity of that bureaucracy both to forge coalitions between bureaucrats, businessmen, and scientists and to discipline domestic companies. Moreover, it assesses efforts to foster technological upgrading in the semiconductor and electric vehicle industries. While there are significant differences between China and earlier successful developmental states, with the former facing problems such as the legacies of short-termism, limited monitoring capabilities, and flawed discipline over business, the authors find that, compared with other emerging capitalist economies, the Chinese bureaucracy has developed strong capabilities to advance 'innovation-driven development.' This Element seeks to provide avenues for comparing China with other late developers.
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By Cedric G. Johnson | Verso Books, 2023
The historic uprising in the wake of the murder of George Floyd transformed the way Americans and the world think about race and policing. Why did it achieve so little in the way of substantive reforms? After Black Lives Matter argues that the failure to leave an institutional residue was not simply due to the mercurial and reactive character of the protests. Rather, the core of the movement itself failed to locate the central racial injustice that underpins the crisis of policing: socio-economic inequality.
For Johnson, the anti-capitalist and downwardly redistributive politics expressed by different Black Lives Matter elements has too often been drowned out in the flood of black wealth creation, fetishism of Jim Crow black entrepreneurship, corporate diversity initiatives, and a quixotic reparations demand. None of these political tendencies addresses the fundamental problem underlying mass incarceration. That is the turn from welfare to domestic warfare as the chief means of regulating the excluded and oppressed. Johnson sees the way forward in building popular democratic power to advance public works and public goods. Rather than abolishing police, After Black Lives Matter argues for abolishing the conditions of alienation and exploitation contemporary policing exists to manage.
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by Amy Edwards | University of California Press Books, 2022
Are We Rich Yet? tells the story of the financialization of British society. During the 1980s and 1990s, financial markets became part of daily life for many Britons as the practice of investing moved away from the offices of the City of London, onto Britain’s high streets, and into people’s homes. The Conservative Party claimed this shift as evidence that capital ownership was in the process of being democratized. In practice, investing became more institutionalized than ever in late-twentieth-century Britain: inclusion frequently meant tying one’s fortunes to the credit, insurance, pension, and mortgage industries to maintain independence from state-run support systems.
In tracing the rise of a consumer-oriented mass investment culture, historian Amy Edwards explains how the "financial" became such a central part of British society, not only economically and politically, but socially and culturally, too. She shifts our focus away from the corridors of Whitehall and towards a cast of characters that included brokers, bankers and traders, newspaper editors, goods manufacturers, marketing departments, production companies, and hundreds of thousands of ordinary men and women. Between them, they shaped the terrain upon which political and economic reform occurred. Grappling with the interactions between structural transformation and the rhythms of everyday life, Are We Rich Yet? thus understands the rise of neoliberalism as something other than the inevitable outcome of a carefully orchestrated right-wing political revolution.
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By Shelton Stromquist | Verso Books, 2023
For more than a century, municipal socialism has fired the imaginations of workers fighting to make cities livable and democratic. At every turn propertied elites challenged their right to govern.
Prominent US labor historian, Shelton Stromquist, offers the first global account of the origins of this new trans-local socialist politics. He explains how and why cities after 1890 became crucibles for municipal socialism. Drawing on the colorful stories of local activists and their social-democratic movements in cities as diverse as Broken Hill, Christchurch, Malmö, Bradford, Stuttgart, Vienna, and Hamilton, OH, the book shows how this new urban politics arose.
Long governed by propertied elites, cities in the nineteenth century were transformed by mass migration and industrialization that tore apart their physical and social fabric. Amidst massive strikes and faced with epidemic disease, fouled streets, unsafe water, decrepit housing, and with little economic security and few public amenities, urban workers invented a local politics that promised to democratize cities they might themselves govern and reclaim the wealth they created. This new politics challenged the class power of urban elites as well as the centralizing tendencies of national social-democratic movements. Municipal socialist ideas have continued to inspire activists in their fight for the right of cities to govern themselves.
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by Clara Zetkin, translated and introduction by Ben Lewis | 2022, Rosa Publishing
In 1889, the communist politician Clara Zetkin began her meteoric rise to prominence within the international workers’ movement and published her first pamphlet, which is translated into English here for the first time. It outlines one of her most significant contributions to Marxist theory: a historical materialist understanding of the oppression of women and the theoretical justification for a ‘clean break’ between the bourgeois feminist movement of the ‘women’s rightists’ [Frauenrechtlerinnen] and the International Socialist Women’s Movement.
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By Erik Olin Wright | Verso Books, 2023
Questions of class, power and distribution have reemerged as central concerns in the public discourse. When we talk about class, we don't always know what is meant. Is class about income or affect or the ownership of the means of production? Perhaps it is about authority or autonomy? But what happens when, as is often the case in complex advanced economies, people can occupy social and economic roles that seem to indicate membership in more than one class? And what does this mean for the supposed relationship between class and potential political capacity and affinity?
In Classes, Erik Olin Wright, the greatest American Marxist sociologists, rises to the twofold challenge of both clarifying the abstract, structural account of class implicit in Marx, and of applying and refining the account in the light of contemporary developments in advanced capitalist societies. What Wright calls "contradictory class locations" can make the class landscape appear much more complex than the simple model presented in Marx. Despite this complexity, common interests and therefore political alliances can still be found. In a society, like the US, characterized by extreme inequality, Classes provides not just a useful descriptive account of the operation of class but also the tools to understand the interplay of class interests and political (re)alignment.
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Jairus Banaji’s A Brief History of Commercial Capitalism recenters the concept of «commercial capitalism» as a key heuristic to understand the operation of capital in the long period preceding the advent of industrial capitalism. Banaji’s breathtaking sampling of case studies spanning the whole globe and over a millennium raises fundamental issues as to the present state of the debates on the formation of a world economy, the origins of capitalism, transitions to modernity, and economic «divergences». The papers collected in this Forum address, challenge, and expand Banaji’s theoretical and historical arguments, each contributor critically engaging with A Brief History’s methodology, questions, and conclusions from the vantage point of their own field and specialist expertise.
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By John Creedy | Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023
Comparing Income Distributions brings together John Creedy’s recent original research and analyses of income distribution. The book is concerned with both static, or cross-sectional, comparisons, and dynamic aspects of income mobility. The author presents new methods of depicting and measuring income mobility and poverty persistence. Income mobility is explored in terms of individuals’ relative income changes and their positional changes within the distribution.
The first half of the book covers a range of technical aspects of inequality measurement, including less well-known properties of inequality indices, and the decomposition of inequality changes into component contributions. The second half explores various aspects of the graphical display and measurement of income mobility. While the focus of the book is on methods, illustrative examples are provided using New Zealand data.
Graduate students, public sector economists, and researchers interested in income distribution will welcome this important work.
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Edited by Emilio Padilla Rosa and Jesús Ramos-Martín | Edward Elgar Publishin, 2023
With diverse contributions from over 100 authors around the globe, this comprehensive Encyclopedia summarises the developments of ecological economics from the fundamental contributions to the more recent methodological debates in the field.
This Encyclopedia further reflects the relevant state of research including past and present major debates about particular concepts, theories, actors and issues at hand. It provides an expansive list of topics including sustainable development, the limits to growth, agroecology, implications of thermodynamic laws for economics, integrated ecologic-economic modelling, valuation of natural resources and services, and renewable and non-renewable resources management. With a strong normative focus, entries include theoretical, methodological, and empirical contributions, as the field orientates its efforts to improve environmental policy and governance to enhance wellbeing, environmental quality, and social justice.
This unique reference will be a key tool to students, scholars, policy makers and anyone else seeking to understand the link between economic systems and the environment from the perspective of ecological economics, business management, environmental and urban studies.
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Edited by Ilcheong Yi | Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License. It is free to read, download and share on Elgaronline.com. This work has been funded by the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd in partnership with United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE (UNTFSSE) The Encyclopedia of the Social and Solidarity Economy is a comprehensive reference text that explores how the social and solidarity economy (SSE) plays a significant role in creating and developing economic activities in alternative ways. In contrast to processes involving commodification, commercialisation, bureaucratisation and corporatisation, the SSE reasserts the place of ethics, social well-being and democratic decision-making in economic activities and governance. Identifying and analysing a myriad of issues and topics associated with the SSE, the Encyclopedia broadens the knowledge base of diverse actors of the SSE, including practitioners, activists and policymakers.
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By Imad A. Moosa | Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023
This timely book explores the measurement and consequences of financialisation, as well as its driving forces, to take a fresh look at reconciling the twin concepts of financialisation and financial development. Imad Moosa provides a critical review of these two separate strands – the individual measures of economic development and financialisation – on the grounds that they are inadequate to represent a multi-dimensional process.
Introducing a new composite measure encompassing the means of payment and asset ownership as well as conventional indicators, Moosa expertly investigates the economic, political and social consequences of financialisation. Identifying the driving forces of financialisation, he concludes that there is a requirement to reverse the current trend using more than just legislation and regulation to secure a sound and stable economy.
This innovative book will be a fascinating and informative read for academics and research students of financial economics, regulation and economic sociology. Policy makers and politicians engaged in financial regulation will find the suggested insights into achieving future financial stability thought-provoking.
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By William K Tabb | Taylor & Francis, 2023
Financialization is a set of processes which has led to a financially driven and commodified economy with rising inequality, tax avoidance, and a lack of investment in the physical and social infrastructure. Given the influence of money politics, and the secular increase in the burden of debt, financialization has produced a deeply flawed economic system which mainstream economists are unable to address. This book discusses the causes and costs of financial crises, how financialization produces inequality and instability, and the patterns of value extraction it enables. It draws on key theoretical traditions, most prominently the writing of Marx, Keynes, and Minsky that illuminate much that is ignored and rejected in mainstream theorizing, including by many who identify as Keynesians.
After decades of low interest rates and years of quantitative easing (QE), keeping borrowing costs near zero, many borrowers – households, businesses, banks, shadow banks, and governments – will not be able to finance their debt at the higher interest rates initiated by central banks to address inflation. The resulting stagflation will be global, producing a severe downturn that may be postponed through still greater debt creation but not avoided by conventional means. The book also explores the ways that standard financial criteria contribute to the climate emergency and the manner in which the commodification of nature proceeds from the desire to create new, marketable derivative products. It concludes with a discussion of what needs to be done to move away from a harmful regime of accumulation premised on financialization and to adopt a far better one. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the causes and consequences of financialization and its impact on the economy.
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by David Lane | 2023, Bristol University Press
The twentieth century was an era of socialist revolutionary transformations and significant social-democratic reforms. By the twenty-first century, these socialist inspired movements have largely disappeared, their ideology had been disavowed, and their institutions dismantled. In the first part of the book, David Lane explains which social forces drove them and why, initially, they were successful. He considers how they were consequently reversed in the context of global neoliberal capitalism which became a dominant ideology driven by political and economic elites with significant social support and political legitimacy. Underlying these developments, he describes the changing economic and social structure of capitalism and the geo-political consequences of globalisation. He defines the key areas in which neoliberal capitalism can be faulted.
In the second part of the book, he considers current social and political movements and points to alternative forms of capitalism, notably state capitalist formations, as well as its replacement. Here he summarises the merits and limitations of proposed social-democratic reforms, or reversals of globalisation, proposals for self-sustaining autonomous communities, the limits of ecological reforms, and ideas about a globalised form of socialism. Finally, he outlines his own proposals to move to economic and political coordination predicated on combining market socialism and statist forms of planning.
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Edited by Franklin Obeng-Odoom | Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023
Challenging the dominant and mainstream views in global development, this pioneering Handbook questions the entirety of the development process in order to outline the holistic political economies of development, its discontents, and its alternatives.
Critically engaging with key theoretical debates and constructs in development studies, expert contributors assess the problem of global development and underdevelopment and the existing problematic explanations and solutions, before outlining alternatives. Chapters explore the nature of development, engaging with, critiquing and going beyond the dominant theoretical approaches of modernisation, dependency, neoliberalism, human development, sustainable development, and post development. They further examine more recent powerful forces of change, including sustainability, self-reliance, social and solidarity economies, and ecological alternatives. The Handbook makes a convincing case for an open-ended, ongoing theorisation of development and leaves readers with a key take-away: that not only inequalities but also social stratification can be used to frame the theorising, teaching, practice, praxis, policies, politics, activism, and indeed everything in the political economy of development.
Underpinning innovative new research on development, this Handbook will prove invaluable to students and scholars of development studies, development economics, political economy and social policy in emerging countries. Global in scope, policymakers and practitioners working in the Global South will also find its insights refreshing.
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by Irene Sotiropoulou | Bloomsbury Publishing, 2023
Are we doomed because of the new digital technologies used in workspaces? Can we avoid measuring in our work? Or are we trapped in a metrification dystopia? Can we create workspaces that can produce what we prefer in order to use our human effort in ways that support nature and our communities? And if yes, what technologies could we use?
Here, monetary-theorist Irene Sotiropoulou explores and critiques the information and communication means that were created for capitalist profit-making, showing how we can subvert these and use them for our own non-capitalist purposes. Machines Against Measures shows that in times of capitalist restructuring and multiple social reproduction crises, there open up new possibilities to experiment with quantity, measuring, machines and digital technologies, creating new ways of production and transaction. Within these, are ways of sharing and producing that defy many principles of capitalist relations. Using everyday examples from grassroots activity, this book offers new insights into how to be inventive with what we have at hand and be able to reflect on what technologies we truly need, revealing a grounded and practical vision of technology and work, based on re-defining why and how we measure what we do.
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By Kavous Ardalan | Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023
Utilizing a multi-paradigmatic approach in considering the scientific methodology of mainstream financial economics, and suggesting improvements, this book identifies eleven biases of the scientific methodology of mainstream financial economics. It explores intellectual bias, local bias, fad bias, ideological bias, automaticity bias, confirmation bias, cultural bias, stereotyping bias, under-productivity bias, homogeneity bias, and isolation bias.
Applying this approach, which consists of four key paradigms; functionalist, interpretive, radical humanist, and radical structuralist; Kavous Ardalan considers the methodology of mainstream financial economics and identifies these biases, the rectification of which provides a broad and balanced understanding of the multi-faceted subject matter. Generating insightful theories, concepts, and analytical tools, the multi-paradigmatic approach enables a systematic and methodical approach, in the discussion of which Ardalan commences with a foundational philosophical introduction and then applies it to the methodology of financial economics. The book concludes with useful guidance on broadening both teaching and research techniques using this valuable approach in a diverse world.
Active scholars and researchers in financial economics and related fields will find this a fascinating alternative read to the more traditional books, alongside those looking for an alternative method of teaching this all-important field.
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edited by Owen Miller | 2023, Brill
During the second half of the twentieth century the countries of East Asia saw one of the most remarkable transformations in human history, from relatively poor societies to global powerhouses of accumulation, proletarianisation and mega-urbanisation. This volume features Marxist scholars from East Asia and Europe who are pioneering a new approach to this transformation using the theory of state capitalism. The essays analyse the histories of countries on either side of the Cold War divide within the broader framework of twentieth century global capitalist expansion, while at the same time offering a sophisticated critique of Developmental State Theory.
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by Richard McGahey | 2023, Columbia University Press
Cities are central to prosperity: they are hubs of innovation and growth. However, the economic vitality of wealthy cities is marred by persistent and pervasive inequality—and deeply entrenched anti-urban policies and politics limit the options to address it. Structural racism, suburban subsidies, regional government fragmentation, the hostility of state legislatures, and federal policy all contribute to an unequal status quo that underfunds cities while preventing them from pursuing fairer outcomes.
Economist Richard McGahey explores how cities can foster equitable economic growth despite the obstacles in their way. Drawing on economic and historical analysis as well as his extensive experience in government and philanthropy, he examines the failures of public policy and conventional economic wisdom that have led to the neglect of American cities and highlights opportunities for reform. Unequal Cities features detailed case studies of New York, Detroit, and Los Angeles, tracing how their attempts to achieve greater equity foundered because of the fiscal and political constraints imposed on them. McGahey identifies key lessons about the political coalitions that can overcome anti-urban biases, arguing that alliances among unions, environmentalists, and communities of color can help cities thrive. But he warns that cities cannot solve inequality on their own: political action at state and federal levels is necessary to achieve systemic change.
Shedding light on the forces that produced today’s dysfunction and disparities, Unequal Cities provides timely policy prescriptions to promote both growth and equity.
Please find a link to the book here.
Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory is relaunching its YouTube site with two live broadcasts on Sunday 3rd September.
14.00 BST Ioana Cerasella Chis will talk about The centrality of disablement subjectivation to the reproduction of capitalist social relations: see here
17.00 BST Rosemary Hennessy will discuss her new book In the Company of Radical Women Writers: see here
On the HM Youtube site you will find recordings of sessions of the Marxism Disability Network, the Sexuality and Political Economy Network and a lecture course on Hegel, Marx and Dialectics by Professor Sean Sayers, and we are loading further recordings each week.
Of course, this is alongside our existing relationship broadcasting with Haymarket Books, where our content on launching volumes on the Historical Materialism Book Series and Journal sits alongside their excellent content!
Rethinking Economics USA is a network of students and allied academics campaigning to reform the teaching and practice of economics. We are launching a new, free course for economics students and we would really appreciate it if you could help spread the word! Rethinking Econ101 will allow participants to better understand our world in crisis and how the US economy operates.
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As students and young people, we can clearly see that there is something wrong with our present economic system. Costs of living are soaring while wages stagnate, inequality is ever-rising, and global economic activity is trampling our environment at an unprecedented rate.These key questions rarely ever arise in economics classes. Econ degrees and curricula are often focused on abstract theories and models, many of which are outdated and based on assumptions that are no longer fit for our 21st century economy. In addition, the perspectives of women, people of color, and working class people are usually underrepresented, if not absent, from mainstream curricula and from economics scholarship and policy-making more generally.
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Call for Nominations for the New Editorial Team of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought (effective 1 July 2025)
The current Editors of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Pedro Duarte and Jimena Hurtado, will be stepping down in June 2025. At that point, a new Editorial team will have sole responsibility for the journal, for issues from March 2026 onward. However, the new appointees will be in post from June 2024, so that they can work together with Jimena and Pedro during a transition period, during which they will be able to familiarise themselves with the various aspects of editorial work.
The History of Economics Society has established a search committee to recommend a new Editorial Team to the Executive Committee when they meet in early January 2024. The Committee is composed of Rebeca Gomez Betancourt (firstname.lastname@example.org), Wade Hands (email@example.com), and Keith Tribe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Search Committee invites inquiries and expressions of interest from individuals or teams. It is open to various arrangements, including a single Editor, an Editor with Associate Editors, or two or more joint Editors. The term of the Editor(s) is five years, with the possibility of renewal for another five-year term with the mutual agreement of the Editor(s) and the Executive Committee. The Editor(s) is a non-voting member of the Executive Committee of the Society and is expected to attend both its January and June meetings and present a report. There is a stipend from HES to cover appropriate travel costs. The Editor(s) can also appoint a new Book Review Editor, but there need be no change if the new editors(s) and the current book review editor agree about the position.
The Search Committee is initially seeking informal nominations or expressions of interest. Formal submissions will then be invited, including a full CV, a statement of motivation and intent, and a clear statement of institutional support, such as funds for an editorial assistant, for conference travel, or course releases. The submission must also include a statement of access to technological support for editorial work. The current editors use a shared drive for the production files of JHET; a shared drive of 5GB to 10GB is necessary for the production process.
The publisher of JHET is Cambridge University Press, which covers the salary of a copyeditor, currently based in Winnipeg (Canada). JHET is the official journal of HES and membership includes an individual online subscription. Its content should therefore reflect the academic research of the members, and seek a broad coverage of the historical and methodological record. About 80 research articles are submitted each year, and there is currently a queue of 1.5 years of accepted articles. The contract with CUP will be re-negotiated in 2026, and CUP is engaged in the development of online access which might, for example, involve a shift from publishing discrete issues of the journal (as in the paper-based model) to an online flow, which has implications for the management of content.
The journal has secured an increased page-length of about 600 pages per volume, including book reviews, notices and advertisements. JHET articles are now published electronically in “First View” prior to print publication. This electronic version is the version of record and is identical to the print version except for pagination. The journal also makes accepted papers available, before typesetting, in its typescript series at SocArxiv. JHET also produces a series of “Meet the JHET authors” videos and is always searching for new methods and channels to support the mission of the Society and promote diversity in authorship and readership, including social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook.
Please contact any member of the Search Committee by email for further details.
Deadline for expression of interest/informal nominations: 15 September 2023
Deadline for formal submission: 1 November 2023