Issue 318 October 23, 2023 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory
When pinning down my editorial words, I often exploit the opportunity to point towards the merits of pluralism, diversity and open-mindedness in economic thought. And while I surely stand by my words, my emphasis should not discount the fact that political economy and heterodox economics also need to strive for shared conceptual foundations to foster clarity, coherence and cohesion. This conviction is the reason, why I based the definition of 'heterodox economics' on the Newsletter's website on references to shared intellectual foundations, that, in my humble view, could serve as anchoring points for our whole field.
However, the tools and instruments to foster such shared foundations go beyond referencing some conventionally shared ideas, but also encompass more soft factors: the development of shared terminologies, the advancement of joint visions of teaching political economy, the identification of a core body of literature or the availability of widely applicable tools, that help to communicate these shared intellectual foundations.
Crafting and developing such tools and approaches, that help tying together diverse notions and directions of heterodox scholarship, is difficult as it requires patience as well as oversight. While a classic example for such an 'institution' – the fantastic 'History of Economic Thought Website' compiled by the the incredible Goncalo L. Fonseca – has been featured more than once here, I was delighted to see more efforts in these directions during the past weeks and I would like to take the opportunity to highlight some.
For one, there is an increasing number of noteworthy books informed by or relevant to heterodox scholarship that becomes difficult to overlook and assess systematically. To confront these developments, two journals have recently put out initiatives to increase the prominence and importance of book reviews, namely the Review of Evolutionary Political Economy(see here for their Call for Papers for extended book) as well as Contributions to Political Economy(which has recently published an issue fully dedicated to extended book reviews). In my view these are very welcome developments that have the potential to contribute significantly to the coherence within our field.
For another, shared teaching resources are still something that could be improved massively from a heterodox viewpoint. Against this backdrop I was very enthusiastic to hear that Karsten Kohler and Franz Prante have put so much effort in their very neat website on macroeconomic models. The website presents an immensely valuable teaching resource that incorporates macro models from various traditions and contexts and offers the possibilty to conduct one's own model simulations in a very accessible framework. On top, all this is accompanied by nice model descriptions and visulizations that make the contents accessible also to newcomers.
Finally, coherence within our field often also depends on visibility outside our field. Communicating our core notions also to the economic mainstream and to other academic disciplines is another essential – and at least with the mainstream – often difficult task. Hence, I was happy to see that a paper on uncertainty as a core heterodox notion has made its way into World Development: It has the very nice title 'Economics for an uncertain world' and has been written by George DeMartino, Ilene Grabhel and Ian Scoones. Many thanks for the effort go to the authors of this important and well-crafted paper, which hopefully will have much impact ;-)
In this spirit, keep up the good work and all the best,
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Feb 29- March 3, 2024 I Sheraton Boston Hotel, US
The Association for Social Economics invites papers for an in-person session at the 2024 Eastern Economic Association (EEA) Conference in Boston, MA. We welcome individual papers on any aspects of social economics as well as proposals for complete sessions centered around a common theme, pedagogical discussions, or panel discussions.
For individual paper submissions, please submit the title, JEL code, and an abstract (250 words) along with your contact information to Pete Vechsuruck [firstname.lastname@example.org]. For complete sessions, please submit that information for all papers and authors. Some ASE funding may be available to support graduate student travel for those presenting. Please indicate whether you are a graduate student, and if so, if you’re requesting funding consideration. Please see the EEA conference website for further information about their 2024 conference.
Submission Deadline: 13 November 2023
10 November 10, 2023, School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London.
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 31st October 2023. We aim to notify successful applicants as soon as possible.
To submit a Paper please complete the form at this link: Papers
To submit a Panel please complete the form at this link: Panels
Information is available within the above links and an email address, email@example.com, 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.
For more information, please contact the organizers of the conference (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline: 31 October 2023
3–5 July 2024 I Sapienza University in Rome
The Conference theme aspires to provoke critical reflection on feminist economics responses to two of the defining features of the current economic and political landscape: The technological breakthroughs of a digital economy on the one hand, a crisis of democracy, political polarization, and backlash on the other. Beyond responses to the present, the conference also invites reflections on feminist economics imaginations for the future, inspired and provoked by utopian and dystopian visions of the economy from film and literature. All submission-related information will be available on IAFFE's website from 2 October The submissions portal will open on 20 October 2023. As you prepare your submission(s) for the conference, please take a moment to read important practical information regarding deadlines, hybrid sessions, interpretation etc. provided below. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your submission(s) and engaging with you in Rome in July 2024.
For further information and Submission please visit the website.
Submission Deadline: 22 November 2023
26–28 September 2024 I Linz/Upper Austria
The pitfalls of platform economies, struggles for unionisation in digital entertainment companies, outsourcing and exploitation in social media enterprises, fragile global commodity chains in hardware production: Topics of labour and digital industries are prominent in today’s news headlines. These themes, however, have a history that goes back several decades. Studying industrial relations at the dawn of computing, the struggles over automation and digitization, and the emergence of new forms of work can provide us with a better understanding of digital labour relations and struggles. The 2024 ITH conference addresses the role of industrial relations, labour struggles and knowledge regimes in the history of computing and IT - both in computer-related industries (hardware and software) and the IT services sector shaping the “old”, established industries. Covering the time frame between the establishment of the commercial computer industry in the post-war era through the breakthrough of home and personal computing in the late 1970s until the commodification of digital communication in the 1990s, and aiming at a global perspective, we would like to address questions that are crucial for the history and present of labour and digitization.
Possible questions could be:
We welcome papers that strive to address these and related questions, and highly welcome contributions focussing on regions that traditionally lay outside the
geographical scope of digital history, such as Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Africa.
Proposed papers should include:
The abstract of the suggested paper should contain a separate paragraph explaining how and (if applicable) to which element(s) or question(s) of the Call for Papers the submitted paper refers. The short CV should give information on the applicant’s contributions to the field of labour history, broadly defined, and specify (if applicable) relevant publications. For the purpose of information, applicants are invited to attach a copy of one of these publications to their application.
Proposals to be sent to Laurin Blecha: email@example.com.Please submit your proposal (max. 300 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org until 26 January 2024
Submission Deadline: 26 January 2024
Growth and Development Dynamics in the Global South: Interpretations and New Perspectives
Hosted by the Center for Studies on New Developmentalism of the São Paulo School of Business Administration – Getulio Vargas Foundation – São Paulo, Brazil.
A partnership between CND-FGV and YSI-INET.
The Center for Studies on New Developmentalism of the Sao Paulo School of Business Administration at Getulio Vargas Foundation is pleased to invite interested candidates to participate in the 6th Workshop on New Developmentalism: Growth and Development Dynamics in the Global South: Interpretations and New Perspectives, which will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, on December 1 and 2, 2023.
The program will include, on the first day, a mini-course on new developmentalism in which the latest developments of the ND theory will be presented.
We are very pleased to announce that Fiona Tregenna, from the University of Johannesburg, one of the main specialists in development strategies for countries in the Global South, will be the keynote speaker on the first day and will give a masterclass on the second day of the workshop.
This call for papers applies to the second day of the Workshop. Submissions of papers are welcome on the following subjects:
Researchers and students are invited to attend the workshop and submit a paper for a panel, or only attend the workshop (lectures and panel discussions).
For submissions to panels, candidates should submit an abstract, maximum 500 words (excluding references). It should be sent in PDF format and include identification of the author, affiliation, and title of the article. The due date is October 23, 2023. Results will be released on November 01, E-mail address for submissions: email@example.com. Each candidate can submit no more than one abstract as the main author and another abstract as a secondary author.
Final versions of papers for accepted submissions should be sent by November 20.
Best-written articles may be published in the Brazilian Journal of Political Economy.
All applicants shall send a short (one-page) curriculum vitae, containing at least the academic degree, the corresponding institution, research interests, and most relevant publications (not mandatory).
For more information, please access our website.
Deadline for abstracts submissions: 23 October 2023
19-20 February 2024: EE2024 will begin with an online conference.
21-23 February 2024: This will be followed by an in-person event at the Santa Fe Institute.
Call for abstracts
The EE conference series is exploratory and outward-looking by design. If you have used the concept of ergodicity to solve technical, conceptual, or practical problems in your discipline, or would like to critique such work, please consider submitting an abstract. Previous conferences have included contributions from economics, physics, medicine, psychology, machine-learning, neuroscience, finance and other disciplines.
Abstract submissions are invited for the virtual EE conference on 19th - 20th February 2024.
The deadline to submit an abstract is 17th November 2023.
Complete the Abstract Submission Form here.
Deadline for Abstract Submission
17th November 2023
Deadline for Early-Bird Registration
1st December 2023
Deadline to Express Interest in Attending In-Person Event
14th December 2023
19th - 20th February 2024
21nd - 23rd February 2024
Online event fees
Early bird: €25 / €10 (students)
From 1 December 2023: €50 / €20 (students)
Financial assistance is available to any persons unable to join due to financial constraints.
Apply at EE2024@lml.org.uk.
Equality, diversity and inclusion at our events
We value equality, diversity, and inclusion at all Ergodicity Economics events, and everyone is welcome. We especially encourage women and members of underrepresented minorities to attend. Attendees are invited in a spirit of curiosity, friendliness, open-mindedness, and respect.
Participants in the online conference may apply to join the in-person event, to be held from 21st - 23rd February 2024 at the Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico, USA.
The program will focus on things we cannot do online, with a self-organised unconference component and social activities for 1-on-1 and small-group discussions.
The in-person event is free of charge, and all travel and accommodation expenses will be covered.
Expressions of Interest
Capacity for the in-person event is limited. We ask that you submit a short statement (<150 words) explaining why you would like to attend. We will carefully review all submissions, and successful candidates will be notified by the end of December.
Complete theExpression of Interest Form here.
Conference website and Contact email.
Submission Deadline: 14 December 2023
The Special Issue welcomes contributions focusing on the following topics:
Special Issue Editors: Nathalie Greenan, Dario Guarascio and Jelena Reljic
The full Call for Papers and all relevant information can be found here: https://link.springer.com/collections/iddhcibcbb
Submission Deadline: 30 April 2024
I am editing a special issue entitled “Reimagining EU Politics: Embracing Feminist Epistemic Justice and Decolonial Perspectives” to be published by the Journal of Gender Studies, as part of my Jean Monnet Chair on “Feminist Epistemic Justice in the EU and Beyond (FEJUST)”. In this special issue, I invite papers employing theoretical perspectives aimed at challenging and dismantling androcentric distortions by adopting a feminist and decolonial approach and providing visibility to intersectional voices in shaping and interpreting the everyday implications of EU policymaking. By scrutinizing power hierarchies in knowledge production and policymaking within the EU, this special issue aims to address race and gender-insensitive policy outcomes.
I will conduct a series of workshops with selected abstracts to ensure coherence and consistency across all papers. The estimated time of publication for the special issue is early 2025. However, papers that successfully complete the peer review process will be published “online first” without waiting for other papers in the special issue. Detailed information on the call for papers is available both on the FEJUST website (https://lnkd.in/d5eduTyd) and the Journal of Gender Studies website. If you are interested in discussing your paper ideas, I am happy to discuss them individually. If so, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can arrange an online meeting or exchange emails to discuss.
The deadline for submitting abstracts is 30 October 2023 and the deadline for submission of the full manuscript is 1 July 2024. You can send your abstracts to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will be happy if you consider taking part in the special issue and/or circulate the call for papers to potentially interested researchers.
Guest Editors: Enrico Bellino (email@example.com) and Ariel L. Wirkierman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Context and motivation:
Capital theory is one of the fields where Luigi Pasinetti provided outstanding and original contributions. From his enlightening exposition of Joan Robinson’s ‘spectrum’ of techniques and the Wicksell effect (Pasinetti, 1958, 1978); to his sharp analysis of the impossibility of ordering the techniques of production monotonically according to their degree of mechanization, so that an increase of the rate of profit may bring about a reduction but also an increase in the value of capital per worker (Pasinetti, 1965, 1966), as well as the refutation of Robert Solow’s attempt to provide an expression of the marginal productivity of capital for the society as a whole (Pasinetti, 1969).
These contributions by Pasinetti, together with significant others by Pierangelo Garegnani, triggered a major criticism to neoclassical capital theory, and more generally, to the entire logical structure of marginalist theories. Many authoritative neoclassical economists took the blow: some of them admitted the problems, others tried to minimize them, whilst others tried to circumvent them by reformulating the general equilibrium model in such a way to overcome the problems addressed at the cost of introducing further assumptions that, at best, significantly reduced the explanatory power of the model.
Together with Joan Robinson, Piero Sraffa and Pierangelo Garegnani, Luigi Pasinetti can certainly be regarded as an originator of the strand of criticism to the internal logic of the marginalist/neoclassical approach. Alongside this, he also gave several positive contributions to capital theory, which were mainly conceived in view of the construction of his model of structural economic dynamics (Pasinetti, 1963, 1965, 1981, 1993). In particular, one of the first of these contributions, concerning the notion of vertical integration in multi-sectoral models of production, was published in Metroeconomica in 1973 (Pasinetti, 1973).
Aim and Topics:
This special issue of Metroeconomica aims to collect new contributions which can shed light on the complicated relationships between production relations, distributive variables and relative prices, following or inspired by the work of Luigi Pasinetti. In particular, we call for original contributions on the following themes:
Timeline and other details:
Scholars interested in submitting a full paper are invited to submit a manuscript proposal with a title and abstract of (approximately) 400 words by e-mail to Enrico Bellino (email@example.com) and Ariel L. Wirkierman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The guest editors will select proposals on the basis of their fitting the aims and scope of the special issue. The managing editors of Metroeconomica will follow the usual refereeing process of Metroeconomica.
Submission Deadline: 22 October 2023
A Special Issue of New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Edited by: Benjamin Anderson, Steff Hui Cui Ling, and Enda Brophy
It has been 50 years since the publication of Harry Braverman’s groundbreaking book Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century. Inspiring numerous debates over skill, valorization and management, Braverman’s work is remembered as one of the guiding texts of labour process analysis (LPA) and has been instrumental in critical inquiries of the labour processes of industries ranging from heavy manufacture to software design. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Labor and Monopoly Capital, John Bellamy Foster (1999) said of its legacy and influence: “Like all great Marxist thinkers, Braverman hoped that the class struggle would one day make his work dated... But in the present and immediately foreseeable future Braverman’s work constitutes a tool of the class struggle, one that we can only put aside at our own risk” (pg. 18).
In the intervening decades, Foster’s assessment has only grown in accuracy. In a period of ever-increasing insecurity and contingency, critical interrogations of working conditions are of vital importance. As the global capitalist system becomes more complex, diffuse, and seemingly impervious to challenge, a nuanced understanding of the exercise of capitalist power at the point of production is a necessary weapon in the working-class arsenal. Moreover, as the momentum of the current cycle of working-class and union organizing portends, the appetite for collective action is growing ever stronger, particularly as working conditions worsen, the environmental crisis escalates, and inequality compounds.
Recognizing this critical juncture, we call on scholars and organizers inspired by Braverman’s work to reflect on its applicability to this moment of rampant inequality, technological connectivity, and working-class militancy, to consider the ways in which Labor and Monopoly Capital can be applied to current trends in the labor process in order to reveal insights that can be used to promote working-class struggle and emancipation.
We are interested in all considerations of Labor and Monopoly Capital’s influence 50 years on. Some potential themes might include:
We welcome abstract submissions on these and other themes relating to Braverman’s legacy today. Proposals for both peer reviewed articles (around 8,000 words) and editor reviewed commentaries (around 3,000 words) should be approximately 250-350 words and should be submitted by using this Google form. Please clearly indicate if your submission is for an article or commentary.
Full submissions will be made on the New Proposals website: https://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/newproposals/about/submissions
About New Proposals:
New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry represents an attempt to explore issues, ideas, and problems that lie at the intersection between the academic disciplines of social science and the body of thought and political practice that has constituted Marxism over the last 150 years. New Proposals is dedicated to the radical transformation of the contemporary world order. We see our role as providing a platform for research, commentary, and debate of the highest scholarly quality that contributes to the struggle to create a more just and humane world, in which the systematic and continuous exploitation, oppression, and struggles that characterize the contemporary sociopolitical order might no longer exist.
New Proposals aims to be a venue for work that does not slot into any neat disciplinary silo. We welcome diverse papers that confront all the contradictions and possibilities of the current political moment, both from a Marxist perspective and a wider interdisciplinary horizon. Due to the location of the journal—as well as unjust global academic inequalities—we anticipate submissions will come from the U.S. and other Western contexts; still, we also hope that New Proposals will provide a place for discussions from places rendered and treated as peripheral. To this end we encourage submissions from any region and career level as well as any race- ethnic- or class-background, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.
New Proposals is a transnational peer-reviewed journal hosted at The University of British Columbia in collaboration with the UBC Library EJournal Project. It is an open access journal and uses the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Find more information in the next link.
Submission Deadline: 1 November 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 email@example.com.
Arturo Hermann and Maria Alejandra Madi
Starting from Schumpeter’s book, the conference would promote an open debate on how these concepts of Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy characterise our economies and their possible evolution.
The current state of capitalism, socialism, and democracy presents an opportunity to reexamine the insightful ideas put forth by Schumpeter. Starting from Schumpeter’s book, the conference would promote an open debate on how the concepts of Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy characterise our economies and their possible evolution. Drawing on the controversies around Schumpeter’s great vision, our aim is to call for a reflection in connection with the economic, political and social complex and uncertain futures after the 2008 financial crisis, COVID-19 pandemic and Ukraine war.
In 1942, Joseph Schumpeter published Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy, a book that may still be read now. It was composed during the Great Depression, fascism and nazism’s early achievements in 1940 and 1941, and in a context of an uncertain future. Schumpeter’s book was easily forgotten or, at the best, considered as an interesting but unrealistic hypothesis. To this situation, some unclear aspects of his analysis may also have played a role. In particular, it is rather unclear why the rise of the modern corporation should lead automatically to socialism and not, as actually took place, to some form of mixed economy. Relatedly, in his analysis of socialism and democracy the adoption of a top-down approach ― in the sense that he considered socialism mainly in its centralised version and democracy mainly as a competition for leadership ― does not allow a fuller appraisal of the role that other forms of
socialism and democracy can play in realising the objective of human development and social justice.
However, despite these limitations, we think that the enduring relevance of Schumpeter’s analysis lies in grasping the evolution of modern economic systems, from the individual capitalism to the managed/concerted economies of our time. These economies are characterised by the rise not only of big corporations but also by a growing importance of public action in trying to manage the contradictions of the system.
In this respect, fifty years after Schumpeter’s study, in shedding light on major elements of our economies and societies, it shows fascinating similarities with numerous contributions that, from diverse but complementary viewpoints, assess the mixed economies of our day.
In order to cast a better light on the complex reality of our uncertain times, and in the tradition of a pluralist approach to Economics, we invite contributions that develop relevant issues addressed by Schumpeter’s “Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy”, also by considering other related insights from different theories and schools of thought.
The aspects that might be covered include, but are not limited to, the following
In short, drawing on the controversies around Schumpeter’s great vision, our aim is to call for a reflection in connection with the economic, political and social complex and uncertain futures after the 2008 financial crisis, COVID-19 pandemic and Ukraine war.
Guidelines and Deadlines
Extended abstracts consisting of up to 1,500 words and including references to be submitted between 15th October and 15th December 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Communication concerning approved abstracts until 15th January 2024
The WEA Online Forum will take place between 1st February and 28th February 2024.
A Google Meet symposium with the authors will take place at the start of the conference.
For complete, general guidelines about WEA Online Conferences, please see link.
More information is available on the official website.
The Centre of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA) at the University of Greenwich invites you to this term’s research seminar series – please find the programme below.
16-18 February 2024 | Hyderabad, India
Workshop title: After Piero Sraffa: The Indian Understanding of Economic Theories and Development
Piero Sraffa’s pathbreaking book Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities (1960) inspired several reviews and books by Indian economists. The notable ones are by Krishna Bharadwaj, P. R. Brahmananda, Gautam Mathur, Sukhamoy Chakravarty, Arun Bose, A. K. Dasgupta. Sraffa’s ideas were variously employed to understand agriculture, economic growth, and development. An Indian edition of the classic was also published.
In this workshop, we will engage with the Indian reception to Sraffa’s economic thought. What are the findings based on the correspondence from Sraffa’s archive? Was there any intellectual connection between Sraffa’s work and the Indian Input-Output Association? How did Indian journals receive Sraffa’s 1960 work? When and how did Sraffa’s ideas enter the syllabi of Indian universities?
YSI, in association with the Indian Society of History of Economic Thought (ISHET), and in collaboration with University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad and Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, is organizing a two and half days long workshop on:
The workshop invites applications from two sets of scholars – (a) the advanced-level students, who have engaged with Sraffa’s economic thought and/or the Indian reception to Sraffa (Stream 1) and (b) graduate students who wish to be introduced to Sraffa’s political economy in some detail and plan to employ the method in their future work (Stream 2). Therefore, on one hand, this workshop will provide a platform for Masters’ and PhD students who engage with Sraffa’s political economy in their research to present their work and obtain feedback from senior scholars. On the other hand, the workshop will introduce graduate students to Sraffa’s political economy who wish to employ it in their future work. The workshop will also invite a set of senior scholars who will deliver lectures on the theme of the workshop and engage with the young scholars.
For more information please visit the event page.
19-21 October 2023 | Berlin, Germany
After years of “Great Moderation” and efforts by central banks to fight deflation, inflation is back with a vengeance. The causes of inflation, its impacts and how to fight it have come to dominate the public discourse. These themes interact in complex ways with distributional concerns and the ecological transformation.
The causes of the current inflation remain controversial. What are the relevant weights, in different countries, of supply-side constraints, demand-side factors, mark-up power of firms, or speculation in commodity markets? What is the interaction between these factors and the role of distributional conflict between societal groups, both in driving inflation and in responding to it?
Is the green transition itself a source of inflationary pressure or part of the solution? How can a just transition be achieved? What are the likely prospects for inflation given structural changes in emerging markets and demographic trends? These questions will be at the core of the FMM Conference 2023 under the title “Inflation, Distributional Conflict and Just Transition”.
The submission of papers in the following areas is particularly encouraged:
Submissions on the general subjects of the FMM, macroeconomics and macroeconomic policy analysis and modelling, are encouraged as well. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome submissions for graduate student sessions. Those who have already presented a paper at a student session in previous FMM conferences should submit to the regular sessions to improve chances for newcomers. There will also be a day of introductory lectures for graduate students prior to the opening panel on 19 October. Hotel costs will be covered for graduate student presenters (max. four nights). A limited number of travel stipends for graduate student presenters will be sponsored by INET’s Young Scholar Initiative (YSI) based on a motivation-for-funding statement. Details will be announced in decision letters by mid-August.
If you submitted a paper you should check your Inbox for further information.
The conference language is English. No participation fees will be charged.
The conference will take place as an in-person event.
You can visit all 27th FMM-Conference's sessions here.
Guest: Nestor Lovera (Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne)
Host and Producer: Maria Bach (Centre Walras-Pareto, University of Lausanne)
In this episode, Maria interviews Nestor Lovera from the Université of Reims Champagne-Ardenne about his thesis and latest projects. For a summary of Nestor’s thesis, click here.
Job title: Assistant Professor, Economics
Ithaca College and the Department of Economics invites applicants for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position. We are seeking candidates with fields in the economics of race and inter-group inequality from either a macroeconomic or microeconomic perspective. The successful candidate will teach Race and Economic Power, electives from their field, and will contribute to rotations for our courses, including Current Economic Debates, Principles of Economics, Econometrics, the intermediate theory sequence, or as advisor for our individualized senior thesis. Candidates will also contribute to our interdisciplinary college-wide first-year seminar program. The position will carry a 2-3 teaching load, with obligations for student advising, research, and committee service. Scholars who share our commitment to inclusive pedagogy, as well as supporting and retaining students from underrepresented groups, should apply.
Our Economics Department community values the expertise and field interests of our faculty. All faculty, regardless of rank, are encouraged to teach courses in their fields and our flexible curriculum provides many opportunities for students to engage with our research topics in their classes. We are deeply committed to increasing the diversity of our community and our curriculum.
A Ph.D. in Economics completed by August 2024 is preferred, though ABD candidates with a clear schedule to completion will be considered. We seek candidates with research and teaching specialty in the economics of race, either microeconomic or macroeconomic oriented. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to fostering inclusive learning are preferred. Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusions from the academy have been longstanding and who have demonstrated a commitment to minoritized communities in their teaching, service and/or research are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications must be received by December 1st, 2023, to be guaranteed full consideration. Application materials should include cover letter and C.V. The cover letter should address the candidate’s interest in the position, approaches to inclusive teaching, description of their research agenda, and experience working with minoritized communities. First-round applicants will be invited to Zoom for interviews in early January, immediately after the ASSA/AEA Conference. Additional materials may be requested at that time. Please go to Ithaca.edu/jobs to submit your application.
Inquiries about the position and about the online application process may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-1207.
Deadline for applications: 1 December 2023
Job title: Assistant Professor
John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. Led by President Karol V. Mason, John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups in higher education.
The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of CUNY and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.
The Economics Department of John Jay College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2024. The department is dedicated to pluralism and diversity; applicants with a background in heterodox economics are strongly encouraged to applyas well as applicants from groups underrepresented in the field of economics in the U.S. We will consider candidates from any field but will prioritize candidates with a focus on Finance, Money and Banking, Environmental Economics, Economics of Inequality, Urban Economics, and Stratification Economics. The successful applicant will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, develop curricula, serve as course coordinator, and interact effectively with colleagues to support and enhance department culture. The hiring committee is especially interested in applicants who contribute to the diversity mission of the college through their leadership, community service, research, and/or lived experiences.
Candidates are expected to bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching and to develop and maintain an active research and publication agenda. Persons from demographic groups underrepresented in the economics profession in the U.S. are encouraged to apply.As demonstrated in John Jay College’s Seven Principles for a Culturally Responsive, Inclusive, and Anti-Racist Curriculum, the College seeks a faculty member who thrives in a multicultural, collaborative academic environment and is committed to both access and excellence in higher education.
Ph.D. degree in Economics or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, the potential for scholarly productivity, the willingness to participate in course and program development, and the ability to work with others for the good of the institution. Candidates are expected to bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching, as well as a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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Application Deadline: 1 November 2023
Job title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Green Finance
Offering a high-performing, large and truly interdisciplinary social science environment, the Department of Social Sciences and Business (ISE), Roskilde University (RUC), invites applications for a position as assistant professor or associate professor in Green Finance. The position is available from February 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as assistant professor is limited to 3 years.
Our department looks to develop its research and teaching in green finance. We welcome applicants with an interdisciplinary background in the fields of economics and management. The candidate must be able to teach both orthodox and heterodox approaches to finance. We are particularly interested in applicants who seek an interdisciplinary research and education environment and who want to contribute to developing our teaching and research in green finance.
Responsibilities and tasks
The substance of the work is the same regardless of whether the candidate is hired as assistant or associate professor. Yet there are some differences as to the responsibilities and tasks:
If hired as assistant professor, we expect you to develop a field of expertise by adding new significant elements to your doctoral thesis and to publish in leading journals in finance/economics. We further expect you to participate in a research group and to contribute to the research culture in the department (academic citizenship). Your daily work will primarily include research and research-based classroom teaching and project supervision with associated examination obligations at BA and MA levels in our Business Studies programmes and our brand-new Socioeconomics programme. In addition to research and research-based teaching, the position involves sharing knowledge with the rest of society including participation in the public debate. The position as assistant professor entails an obligatory educational training programme that will give you pedagogical and didactic tools as well as familiarize you with the educational model of the University of Roskilde called Problem-oriented project learning (PPL).
If hired as associate professor, we expect that you maintain a steady rate of research publications. Besides the tasks of an assistant professor, we further expect you to attract research grants and other types of external funding, manage research projects, provide supervision of PhD students and guidance to postdocs and assistant professors, participate actively in research groups, contribute to the development of our teaching activities as well as to take part in academic assessments and other tasks requested by the department. The position as associate professor entails a short (5 hrs) obligatory introduction to the educational model of the University of Roskilde called Problem-oriented project learning (PPL).
Qualifications at the level of assistant professor
Applicants at the level of assistant professor must hold a relevant PhD degree (finance or economics). The ideal candidate matches most of the following characteristics:
Qualifications at the level of assistant professor
Applicants at the level of assistant professor must hold a relevant PhD degree (finance or economics). The ideal candidate matches most of the following characteristics:
The ideal candidate at either level shall furthermore be enterprising and possess good communication skills and be a visible involved participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department. Read more about faculty expectations here.
Ability to teach in Danish is a great asset and successful candidates who do not speak Danish (or possibly Swedish or Norwegian) will be requested to acquire the necessary skills in Danish within the first two years of service, so as to ensure that they can participate satisfactorily in teaching activities as well as in academic and administrative activities at the university. At the time of appointment, successful candidates must master English for academic purposes.
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/
Only applications in English are accepted.
Applications must include:
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Application Deadline: 29 October 2023
Job title: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track): Environmental, Ecological, Climate, or Resource Economics
The Department of Economics at the College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, effective Fall 2024. Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. completed (or completion anticipated) in Economics, Business Economics, or a closely related discipline. Interdisciplinary candidates are encouraged to apply.
We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. We enroll a racially, socioeconomically, and culturally diverse student population of approximately 2,000 undergraduate students, of which 6% identify as Latinx; 9%, as Black/African American; 4%, as Asian; 4%, as multiracial; and 61%, as white. Fifteen percent (15%) of our students are studying on international visas. Twenty-five percent (25%) are Pell-eligible and 11% are first-generation college students.
The research and/or teaching experience of the successful candidate must be related to the fields of Environmental, Ecological, Climate, or Resource Economics. We seek candidates that connect the environment to economic, social, and political systems, or use spatial reasoning and methodologies. Complementary interests in Global Urban Economic Issues such as mobility, environmental justice, collaborative, and public provisioning of environmental or ecosystem services, are also welcomed.
We encourage applications from candidates who embrace interdisciplinarity and methodological pluralism in their scholarship and/or teaching. In addition to offering elective courses related to their expertise, the successful candidate will make regular contributions to introductory and intermediate departmental courses, the College’s First-Year Seminar, and will advise undergraduate thesis projects as a part of the College’s Independent Study Program. Including credit given for thesis supervision, tenure-track faculty teach the equivalent of 5.5 courses per year (2 courses per semester plus thesis mentoring).
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, evidence of strong teaching (such as a teaching philosophy and student evaluations), a research statement, job market paper, a diversity statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and campus community, and 3 letters of reference. Applications received through the JOE portal by November 27 will receive full consideration. Please direct questions about the position to Brooke Krause (email@example.com) or Melanie Long (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a criminal background check and verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to equity, inclusion, and diversity. For more information on our nondiscrimination policy visit: https://www.wooster.edu/info/nondiscrimination.
Deadline for application (for full consideration): 27 November 2023
Job tilte: Lecturer in Economics
Interview date: likely to be w/c 13 November 2023
It is anticipated that a hybrid working pattern can be adopted for this role, where the successful candidate can work from home and the office. However, as this role is contractually aligned to our Milton Keynes office it is expected that some attendance in the office will be required when necessary and in response to business needs. We’d expect this to be approximately twice a month.
Change your career, change lives
The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is the largest and most diverse at The Open University, with some 50,000 students studying our modules with excellent completion rates and consistently outstanding student satisfaction ratings. Noted for the strength of our interdisciplinary approaches, our scholars of international standing teach and research a very wide range of topics and themes in specific subject areas, recognized as world class or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2021, and having a direct and profound influence on our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
The Open University is recruiting two Lecturers in Economics, for 12 months each from January 2024, to support the development of new curriculum and contribute to current delivery of distance learning modules. The Economics Discipline offers a stimulating and supportive intellectual environment for anyone interested in working across different fields of economics and contributing to the thriving academic community in the Discipline, School and Faculty.
The Open University Economics modules aim to provide students with strong analytical skills and a range of perspectives needed to tackle real world economic issues. The successful candidate will work in a team presenting and producing innovative learning resources across our economics curriculum, focusing on developing our degrees in BA (Hons) Economics, BSc (Hons) in Economics and Mathematics, and BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics as well as supporting curriculum development for a new MSc in Economics.
In addition to contributing to teaching within the School of Social Sciences and Global Studies, the post-holder will be expected to conduct independent research (appropriate for the level of appointment).
We welcome applications from those specialising in any area of economics, including those with teaching and/or research experience in theoretical economics, applied economics, political economy, environment and ecological economics or econometrics. The successful candidate will combine strong analytical ability with breadth of knowledge and understanding of different schools of thought in economics. We are interested to receive applications from excellent economists with experience of teaching economics at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.
Skills and experience
You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in Economics or a closely related subject.
You will have some experience of teaching and experience of, or an understanding of the challenges of, online and distance teaching. You will have a demonstrable commitment to collaborative curriculum development, teaching and research.
More information is provided in the Job Description.
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What you get in return
We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.
We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Staff Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.
How to apply
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Application deadline: 26 October 2023
Job titlte: Director of Center for Heterodox Economics & Assistant Tenure Track Professor specializing in Heterodox Economics
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: https://universitytulsa.peopleadmin.com/postings/8008.
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.
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: https://universitytulsa.peopleadmin.com/postings/8009
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
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Application deadline: 1 November 2023
Job title: Senior Economist specialising in tax analysis, interested in tobacco and health issues (m/f/d)
If you are appointed, your major tasks will be:
We are seeking someone with:
Initially, the contract will be for a fixed term of 14 months, but the appointment could be made permanent (subject to a satisfactory probationary period).
Monthly remuneration (14 times per year) for a 40-hour week will be € 4,772.70 gross (FWF Austrian Science Fund standard salary for a senior postdoc) or above, depending on qualifications and experience.
If you appreciate a pleasant working atmosphere in an international environment with an interesting and broad range of tasks, we would be pleased to hear from you. We support the diversity of our workforce as a key to innovation and success, and are committed to offer equal opportunities for everyone.
Please send your application as a single integrated pdf file (with cover letter, CV, list of publications, copies of certificates) to email@example.com. for further information visit the website.
Application Deadline: 15 November 2023
Job tilte: Assistant Professor of Economics
Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut)
The Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor beginning September 2024, with Ph.D. completed by August 2024. We seek a macroeconomist specializing in international finance who is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarly research. Trinity College seeks a faculty that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.
Teaching duties include core theory courses, international finance, time series analysis, and elective courses in the candidate’s specialization. The teaching load is four courses per year for the first two years and five courses per year thereafter, with a one-semester leave every fourth year.
In a cover letter applicants should carefully discuss areas of teaching and research interests.
A separate teaching statement (including your approach to teaching students from diverse backgrounds) should address teaching philosophy and areas of teaching interest.
Completed applications, including CV, three letters of recommendation, transcript, teaching statement, a writing sample, and official summaries of teaching evaluations, must be received by November 05, 2023 online at https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com to receive full consideration.
Virtual interviews will be conducted in late November with on-campus visits taking place in December.
Trinity College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you have any questions about the position, feel free to contact the search committee chair, Dr. Hasan Cömert at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or me for a more informal chat about Trinity and the department.
Application Deadline: 5 November 2023
Job title: Assistant Professor
The Economics Department at the University of Denver (DU) currently has seven tenure-line faculty and three teaching-line faculty. It is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). As reflected in both their teaching and research, our faculty have a broader view of what economics is about than is found in the many other Economics programs in the US. We encourage students not to take in received knowledge as the truth but to examine it and question it. The Department thus offers a curriculum that emphasizes the understanding of the social apparatus that governs the production and distribution of goods and services, and an appreciation for how economic theories and ideas have developed over time. We present alternative perspectives on the historical and present-day relevance of our material, employing more primary sources and larger reading assignments than one finds in the typical US economics curriculum. Our approach naturally emphasizes the importance of writing and critical thinking and goes beyond the rote acquisition of quantitative skills.
The Department of Economics seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting September 2024. We are seeking a heterodox economist doing research in the areas of economic development and/or international trade who approaches these topics from a feminist perspective. Candidates must show promise of distinction in research and publications in these fields, and must also show promise of excellent teaching ability in these areas as well as in our introductory courses “Economics: A Critical Introduction” (ECON 1020) and/or “Introduction to Micro- and Macroeconomics” (ECON 1030). Teaching courses in our department requires familiarity with economic history, the history of economic thought, philosophy of social science, and heterodox as well as mainstream perspectives on economic theory and policy. The teaching load is five 4-credit-hour courses spread over three quarters.
To be considered for hire as an advanced Assistant Professor:
Candidates must apply online to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Please include the following documents with your application:
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Application Deadline: 01 December 2023 (4:00 p.m. MST)
Job title: Lecturer in Economics
The Institute of Management Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Economics. Applicants should have an internationally recognised portfolio of interdisciplinary research in relation to economic theory, applied economics, public economics and/or history of economic thought. Applications are especially encouraged from academics who have experience in teaching (i) microeconomic theory from a pluralist and/or history of economic thought perspective; (ii) quantitative modules such as mathematics and econometrics; (iii) historically and contextually informed perspectives on public economics and economic policy, especially for what concerns the various dimensions of sustainability. Knowledge of the context and methodology of applied techniques and an ability to creatively combine mainstream and heterodox approaches in teaching and research are essential.
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Application Deadline: 10 November 2023.
Job title: Assistant Professor of Economics
The University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Economics announces a 9-month, tenure-track, full-time, benefit-eligible position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates whose work complements the department’s heterodox orientation. Applications from candidates with fields in any area are encouraged but should include econometrics and quantitative empirical methods. Appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor requires completed Ph.D. We value candidates committed to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
Review of applications begins 11/15/2023 and continues until the position is filled. First-round interviews will be conducted in December via video conference. Finalists will be invited for a campus visit in early 2024.
For more details on this position, please visit the posting online.
Submit application materials (1. cover letter discussing the candidate’s engagement with heterodox economics, 2. curriculum vitae, 3. sample of scholarly work, 4. statement of teaching philosophy) for JOID 48849 online.
Three letters of recommendation should be submitted to the UMKC Department of Economics via www.aeaweb.org/joe/.
UMKC is an EEO employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.
Deadline for application: 15 November 2023
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Benoît Walraevens:Rawls’s maximin and optimal taxation theory
Herrade Igersheim: Samuelson against “Rawls’s gratuitism”: some lessons on the misunderstandings between Rawls and the economists
Danielle Guizzo & Carles Paré-Ogg: Economics with(out) ethics? An interdisciplinary encounter between public economists and John Rawls in the 1970s
Maxime Desmarais-Tremblay, Marianne Johnson & Richard Sturn: From public finance to public economics
by Alexandros Kentikelenis and Thomas Stubbs I 2023, Oxford University Press
The dominant policy response to economic crises over the past four decades has been the introduction of austerity—a mix of budget cuts and reforms to downsize the role of the state. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been the world's lender of last resort and leading advocate of austerity, and has been consistently chastised by policymakers and civil society for the consequences of its economic policy reforms on social protection. Critics of the IMF have identified so-called structural adjustment programs as a key cause of global increases in poverty, widespread disease, and unemployment. In the face of such criticisms, the IMF has advanced a narrative of wholesale reform to its practices.
In A Thousand Cuts, Alexandros Kentikelenis and Thomas Stubbs provide a systematic and comprehensive analysis of IMF policies around the world. Based on novel data from the IMF archives, Kentikelenis and Stubbs have generated a replicable database of all IMF-mandated reforms from 1980-2019 to examine their effects on social policies and outcomes. They reveal that although the precise content of IMF-mandated austerity has changed considerably over time, the organization continues to place a high burden of reform on countries in crisis. These reforms then decrease the availability of important social services and contribute to rises in income inequality and decline in population health.
Kentikelenis and Stubbs argue that in spite of reform rhetoric, the IMF's practices—and the outcomes they produce—have changed very little over the past three decades. As one of the first systematic assessments of the impact of austerity on people's lives around the world, A Thousand Cuts makes an important contribution to the continuing debate regarding the consequences of the IMF and how it might better support social protection.
Please find a link to the book here.
By Richard Saull | Brill, 2023.
In this first volume of Capital, Race and Space, Richard Saull offers an international historical sociology of the European far-right from its origins in the 1848 revolutions to fascism. Providing a distinct and original explanation of the evolution and mutations of the far-right Saull emphasizes its international causal dimensions through the prism of uneven and combined development.
Focusing on the twin (political and economic) transformations that dominated the second half of the nineteenth century the book discusses the connections between class, race, and geography in the evolution of far-right movements and how the crises in the development of a liberal world order were central to the advance of the far-right ultimately helping to produce fascism.
Please find a link to the book here.
By Richard Saull | Brill, 2023
In this second volume of Capital, Race and Space, Richard Saull offers an international historical sociology of the Western far-right from the end of World War II to its contemporary manifestations in Trumpism and Brexit. Focusing on its international causal dimensions, Saull draws on the theory of uneven and combined development to provide a distinct and original explanation of the evolution and mutations of the ‘post-fascist’ far-right.
Despite the transformed geopolitical context of capitalist development after 1945 – with decolonization and the end inter-imperial rivalry – the far-right continued to be intimately connected to the consolidation of the anti-communist liberal order. Thereafter, the far-right also formed an important, if contradictory, element within the neoliberal historical bloc that emerged in the 1980s and has been the main ideo-political beneficiary of the 2007-8 neoliberal crisis.
Please find a link to the book here.
by Lorenzo Veracini I Routledge, 2023
Colonialism: A Global History interprets colonialism as an unequal relationship characterised by displacement and domination, and reveals the ways in which this relationship has been constitutive of global modernity.
The volume focuses on colonialism’s dynamism, adaptability, and resilience. It appraises a number of successive global colonial ‘waves’, each constituting a specific form of colonial domination, each different from the previous ones, each affecting different locales at different times, and each characterised by a particular method of exploiting colonised populations and territories. Outlining a succession of distinct colonising conjunctures, and the ways in which they ‘washed over’ what is today understood as the ‘Global South’, shaping and reshaping institutions and prompting diverse responses from colonised communities, Colonialism: A Global History also outlines the contemporary relevance of this unequal relation. Overall, it provides an original definition of colonialism and tells the global history of this mode of domination’s evolution and reach.
Please find a link to the book here.
by Faisal Z. Ahmed | Cambridge University Press 2023
Tragically, dictatorship and civil strife have led to less developed, less democratic, and more conflict-prone contemporary Muslim-majority societies. Ahmed argues, however, that neither Islam nor aspects of Muslim culture are the cause. Grounded in a positive political economy approach, Conquests, and Rents investigates why these societies are predisposed to political violence and low levels of development. Focusing on the role of political institutions and economic rents, Ahmed argues that territories, where Islam spread via military conquest, developed institutions and practices impervious to democracy and more prone to civil war, while societies in non-conquered territories developed governance structures more susceptible to democracy when rents decline. Conquests and Rents introduces a novel theoretical argument, with corroborative qualitative and statistical analysis, to examine the interplay of the historical legacy of institutions from the premodern period and contemporary rent streams in Muslim-majority societies.
Please find a link to the book here.
Edited by Hamza Hamouchene and Katie Sandwell | Pluto Press 2023
The Arab region is a focus of world politics, with authoritarian regimes, significant fossil fuel reserves and histories of colonialism and imperialism. It is also the site of potentially immense green energy resources.
The writers in this collection explore a region ripe for energy transition, but held back by resource-grabbing and (neo)colonial agendas. They show the importance of fighting for a just energy transition and climate justice - exposing policies and practices that protect global and local political elites, multinational corporations and military regimes.
Covering a wide range of countries from Morocco, Western Sahara, Algeria and Tunisia to Egypt, Sudan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Palestine, this book challenges Eurocentrism and highlights instead a class-conscious approach to climate justice that is necessary for our survival.
Please find a link to the book here.
By Victor A. Beker | Routledge, 2023
After the Great Financial Crisis, economic theory was fiercely criticized from both outside and inside the discipline for being incapable of explaining a crisis of such magnitude. Slowly but persistently, new strands of economic thought are developing, to replace the old-fashioned neoclassical economic theory, which have a common characteristic: they are better suited to help understand the real-world economy. This book explores the key tenets and applications of these. This book opens with an explanation of the “real world” approach to economics in which theoretical models resemble real-world situations, realistic assumptions are made, and factors such as uncertainty, coordination problems, and bounded rationality are incorporated. Additionally, this book explores the ramifications of considering the economy as both a dynamic system - with a past, present, and future - and a complex one. These theoretical precepts of the real-world economy are then applied to some of the most pressing economic issues facing the world today including ecological sustainability, the rise of corporate power, the growing dominance of the financial world, and rising unemployment, poverty, and inequality. In each case, this book reveals the insights of the shortcomings of the neoclassical approach which fails to illuminate the complexities behind each issue. It is demonstrated that, by contrast, adopting an approach grounded in the real world has the power to produce policy proposals to help tackle these problems. This book is essential reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the economy, including readers from economics and across the social sciences.
Please find a link to the book here.
By Tor Eriksson (editor) | Edward Elgar, 2023
This authoritative Encyclopedia provides a comprehensive overview of central concepts in labour studies, and how they can be used to analyse labour markets. Examining regional and sectoral labour markets alongside the internal labour markets of firms, it clearly lays out the current state of social scientific knowledge on labour.
Combining theoretical and empirical insights, leading scholars map the latest developments in labour economics, focusing on micro-level data and applied studies. Entries explore the definition, background, and history of key concepts in labour studies, including regional and sectoral labour markets, labour policy, different forms of labour, labour market discrimination, and the decisions facing firms concerning labour. Highlighting the most important aspects of the topics covered, this Encyclopedia gives expert insight into the steadily growing research and public policy debate on labour issues.
The Encyclopedia of Labour Studies will be an invaluable resource for academics and students of labour economics and policy, employment relations, social policy, business, and management. It will also be a useful guide for policy practitioners seeking to deepen their understanding of how labour markets function.
Please find a link to the book here.
by Harold James I Cambridge University Press,2020
Making a Modern Central Bank examines a revolution in monetary and economic policy. This authoritative guide explores how the Bank of England shifted its traditional mechanisms to accommodate a newly internationalized financial and economic system. The Bank's transformation into a modern inflation-targeting independent central bank allowed it to focus on a precisely defined task of monetary management, ensuring price stability. The reframing of the task of central banks, however, left them increasingly vulnerable to financial crisis. James vividly outlines and discusses significant historical developments in UK monetary policy, and his knowledge of modern European history adds rich context to archival research on the Bank of England's internal documents. A worthy continuation of the previous official histories of the Bank of England, this book also reckons with contemporary issues, shedding light on the origins of growing backlash against globalization and the European Union.
Please find a link to the book here.
By Thomas Diefenbach | Amazon, 2022
This book is about Pentoutopia – the model of a good society. It shows how a society could be, how a society should be – a society where everyone is as free as possible, where all institutions are as democratic as possible, where all people have (relatively) equal conditions, where life is just, and where systems and processes are sustainable. The book illustrates comprehensively and in detail how institutions, organisations, the economy and society can be based on, and function according to, the principles of freedom, democracy, equality, justice and sustainability. Moreover, it demonstrates how Pentoutopia works, how its people and institutions establish and maintain a society that is not just a distant utopia but a realistic, achievable and doable utopia.
Please find a link to the book here.
By Deniel Loick | The MIT Press 2023
A fundamental critique of the current property regime, calling for radical social and political change.
In The Abuse of Property, Daniel Loick offers a multifaceted philosophical critique of the concept of property, broadly understood. He argues that property should not be the dominant framework in which human beings regulate the use of things, that property is not the same as use. Property rights, in his view, are not conditions of freedom or justice, but deficient, dysfunctional, and harmful ways of interacting with other people and the natural environment. He dissects not only the classic justifications of property (from John Locke's justification of property as a natural right based on individual freedom to Hegel's justification of property as a form of mutual recognition) but also the classic critiques of property, from Proudhon and Marx up to Adorno and Agamben.
Through an innovative critical approach to legal studies, Loick demonstrates how the concept of property, historically applied to things and people and still a linchpin of our distorted relation with the world, forms a direct line from the Occupy movement to Black Lives Matter and beyond.
Please find a link to the book here.
By Emmanouil M. L. Economou | Routledge, 2024.
In parallel to the development of democracy, the Athenians of the Classical period established a series of sophisticated economic institutions for the time through which they developed a maritime and commercially oriented economy. This book provides a thorough analysis of this transformation and the functioning of the Athenian economy during the Classical period. Through the approach of New Institutional Economics (NIE), the book explores the establishment of key institutions including property rights protection, the legal protection of commercial contracts, prices determined by the forces of supply and demand, institutions against profiteering, banking services, the provision of loans through interest rates, consumer credit, insurance companies and a (primitive) version of joint-stock companies. Furthermore, the book focuses on the structure of the public sector, on how the state budget was determined and on how decisions on public revenues and expenditures were made. It also provides an integrated and detailed analysis of the social welfare policies that were implemented through the provision of a variety of public goods in Classical Athens. Moreover, it focuses on a series of socio-economic aspects such as the social status of women, slaves and foreigners and the viewpoints of prominent Athenian philosophers regarding economic organization. Finally, the book investigates whether an Athenian economic-political model of governance, based on a combination of advanced economic institutions (of free market type logic, even if in a primordial form) and direct democracy principles, can provide any lessons for modern societies. The book will be of great interest to readers of the economy, history and society of Ancient Greece as well as economic historians, ancient historians and policymakers more broadly.
Please find a link to the book here.
By Kristin Ciupa and Jeffery R. Webber (editors) | Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2023
Natural resource extraction and primary commodity export remain persistent features of the Latin American economy. This edited volume traces the power of labor in extractive sectors in Latin America starting in the 1980s and shows how labor shapes national export sectors, economies, politics, and societies more broadly. Kristin Ciupa and Jeffrey R. Webber bring together a team of international experts who look at labor in several extractive sectors—including oil and gas, mining and agriculture, and migrant labor. They present a variety of viewpoints and case studies, exploring themes of the strategic organizing potential of extractive workers, the rise of informal labor and its impact on organizing and worker solidarity, and migrant labor-power as extraction. The book analyzes relationships between workers, extractive companies, states, political parties, national social sectors, and global commodity markets. The Labor of Extraction in Latin America puts the question of labor organizing to the forefront of discussions on Latin America’s ongoing history of extractive capitalism, its effects on nature, and resistance against it.
Please find a link to the book here.
by Jeff Fuhrer I 2023, MIT Press
The Myth That Made Us exposes how false narratives—of a supposedly post-racist nation, of the self-made man, of the primacy of profit- and shareholder value-maximizing for businesses, and of minimal government interference—have been used to excuse gross inequities and to shape and sustain the US economic system that delivers them. Jeff Fuhrer argues that systemic racism continues to produce vastly disparate outcomes and that our brand of capitalism favors doing little to reduce disparities. Evidence from other developed capitalist economies shows it doesn't have to be that way. We broke this (mean-spirited) economy. We can fix it.
Rather than merely laying blame at the feet of both conservatives and liberals for aiding and abetting an unjust system, Fuhrer charts a way forward. He supplements evidence from data with insights from community voices and outlines a system that provides more equal opportunity to accumulate both human and financial capital. His key areas of focus include universal access to high-quality early childhood education; more effective use of our community college system as a pathway to stable employment; restructuring key aspects of the low-wage workplace; providing affordable housing and transit links; supporting people of color by serving as mentors, coaches, and allies; and implementing Baby Bonds and Reparations programs to address the accumulated loss of wealth among Black people due to the legacy of enslavement and institutional discrimination. Fuhrer emphasizes embracing humility, research-based approaches, and community involvement as ways to improve economic opportunity.
Please find a link to the book here.
By Óscar Dejuán | Edward Elgar, 2023
This timely book presents a nuanced investigation into the idiosyncrasies of the supermultiplier model, examining its application to residential investment, exports and fiscal policy. It offers an accessible introduction to this growth model, hypothesising that it is one of the cornerstones of modern macroeconomics.
By highlighting what this unique model adds to other heterodox systems that share common elements, such as structural growth models, this insightful book strengthens the current theoretical understanding of the new macroeconomics. Utilising important case studies such as open and decarbonised economies to encapsulate key messages gained from the study of this model, it fully acknowledges that the supermultiplier is still a work in progress and may be developed further.
The Supermultiplier will be hugely influential for finance and economics graduate students focusing on an alternative macroeconomics approach. It will also appeal to academics within the same fields searching for a model that permits direct application within spreadsheets.
Please find a link to the book here.
Starting in 2023, Chemnitz University of Technology is offering a pluralist master's program in economics. Based on the principle of the 3P (practical relevance, problem-orientedness, pluralism), the program combines a broad theoretical and methodological foundation (also including pluralist perspectives) with specializations focused on more cutting-edge topics of pluralist economics: Inequality, climate change, technological and structural change, computational economics, history of economic thought, and monetary economics.
TU Chemnitz is a medium-sized university known for innovativeness, diversity, and an international student body. It is located in Chemnitz – one of the European cultural capitals for the year 2025 – not far from Leipzig.
The program is independently accredited in the system of the German Accreditation Council in 2023. While many lectures are offered either in English or in both German and English, there are some that are only in German, therefore a basic level of German (B2) is required. The application deadlines are January 15 (spring/summer term) and July 15 (fall/winter term). Like all public universities in Germany, TU Chemnitz does not charge tuition fees.
For more information, please visit the program website.
The application for the Spring 2024 semester is now open.
The Frederic S. Lee Heterodox Economics Scholarship has awarded over $70,000 in scholarship money to 23 different doctoral students since 2014.
In order to be eligible, students must be enrolled in a doctoral heterodox economics program in the United States and demonstrate financial need. This scholarship will not provide scholarship aid for dissertation credit hours or for credit hours that are not directly relevant for the completion of the doctoral program's coursework.
Priority will be given to students who have no scholarship support at all and need the support to continue in their heterodox doctoral program. Students who have only partial scholarship support and need additional support to continue in their heterodox doctoral program will also be considered.
Preference will be given to students who are interested in working in heterodox microeconomics. Applicants from other ﬁelds of study are also encouraged to apply, especially if they are willing to do heterodox economics in an integrative manner (as opposed to adhering to a single heterodox tradition).
Read about the heterodox economics of Frederic S. Lee here.
Scholarships will be awarded prior to the fall and spring semesters on an annual basis. Scholarships are not renewable; however, previous recipients may reapply.
All interested can apply here.
Application Deadline: 15 November 2023
In August 2003, the Academic Unit in Development Studies (UAED) and the Doctoral Program in Development Studies of the Autonomous University of Zacatecas "Francisco García Salinas" were created. The academic and political project that was proposed from the beginning, based on the triad of critical thinking, social commitment and solidarity internationalization, has achieved notable advances, as well as a wide recognition and projection on a national and international scale in the transdisciplinary field of critical development studies.
In 2007, the year in which the National Program of Quality Graduate Studies (PNPC) of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) was created, the Doctorate in Development Studies was placed in the category of high-level graduate and in 2008 in the level of International Competence, to which only a small number of doctoral programs in the area of Social Sciences have been able to access.
The academic staff of the program is made up of full-time professors, the vast majority of whom belong to the National System of Researchers, including the first Emeritus in the history of the Autonomous University of Zacatecas. From 2013 to 2020, the core academic core has produced 81 books, 241 book chapters, and 329 articles in peer-reviewed and indexed journals, mostly mainstream and published by publishers of recognized national and international prestige. In addition, he has presented more than a thousand conferences and papers at national and international seminars, forums and congresses in more than 40 countries on five continents. During the same period, students produced 5 books, 34 book chapters, and 61 articles in peer-reviewed and indexed journals.
The UAED publishes three peer-reviewed journals: Migration and Development (biannual, indexed) with 36 issues published, Critical Development Studies (biannual) with 18 issues, and Development Observatory. Research, reflection and analysis (quarterly) with 26 issues. In addition, the members of the academic staff direct three editorial collections with Miguel Ángel Porrúa, one with the Canadian publisher Fernwood and another with the British publisher Routledge.
The Doctorate in Development Studies has been characterized by a meticulous selection process of applicants based on their academic careers, the relevance of their research topics and their social commitment; A certain balance has been sought in terms of multiculturalism and transdisciplinarity. Of the 77 students who have entered the doctorate, 66 have obtained the degree in a timely manner (38 from Mexico and 28 from abroad: Germany, Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Spain, United States, Honduras, England, Netherlands, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela). This accounts for an average graduation rate of 86 percent.
The program is home to three international scientific networks: the International Network on Migration and Development (INDM), the Latin American Network for Nanotechnology and Society (RELANS) and the Network for Critical Development Studies (RECD).
Taking into account the experience of the first six generations of the programme, a reformulation of the curriculum has been proposed with a view to strengthening and making its contents more flexible in two aspects. First, with the establishment and strengthening of a core of subjects integrated into a common core:
Second, by offering a wide variety of elective courses under a credit system grouped around four thematic axes: global capital and geostrategic studies; labour, migration and development; science, technology and development; and capital, environment and development. These courses can be taught within the framework of the UAED or in related programs under the scaffolding of the double degree. It is not a rigid offer of subjects, but a thematic selection based on the lines of research promoted by the doctorate: global capital and geostrategic studies; labour, migration and development; science, technology and development; and space, society, environment and development.
The admission process will be carried out in four phases:
Registration of applicants (submission of documents via email): October 2, 2023 to February 29, 2024
Induction course: March 4-7, 2024
Academic evaluation period (including interviews): March 11 to April 19, 2024
Results Release: April 30, 2024
Courses start: August 2024
Cases not foreseen in this call will be resolved by the academic admission committee and with the attention of the person in charge of the programme.
Academic Unit in Development Studies, University Campus II, Avenida Preparatoria s/n, Fraccionamiento Progreso, Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico. C.P. 98065
Telephone 492 899 6945 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
You can find out more details about the requirements of the Doctoral Programme on the official website.
We are pleased to share a new online platform ‚DIY Macroeconomic Model Simulation‘ that provides an open-source code repository and online script for macroeconomic model simulation:
Feedback is welcome!
Karsten Kohler and Franz Prante
Forthcoming (expected publication in first half of 2025):
Edward Elgar Handbook on Women in Heterodox Economics: Past, Present and Future
Editors: Alexandra Bernasek and Lynne Chester
We are seeking women heterodox economists to serve as peer reviewers for chapters in this edited collection. The collection will showcase the extent and depth to which women scholars have supported and sustained the growth and development of all traditions that comprise heterodox economics.
All chapters are written by women, the book comprises more than 30 chapters across three parts. Part 1 presents first-hand reflections of why a woman scholar adopted a heterodox tradition (or fusion of traditions), experiences as a heterodox scholar, and perceptions of their contribution to heterodoxy. Part 2 explores the impact of one woman, or several women, to a particular tradition of heterodox economics and the extent of recognition by heterodox peers. Part 3 presents first-hand reflections of emerging scholars about their opportunities, experience, and expected future as a heterodox economist, and how their scholarship will advance the future of heterodox economics.
If you would like to contribute to this project as a peer reviewer please email Alex and Lynne (Alexandra.Bernasek@colostate.edu & Lynne.Chester@sydney.edu.au) by 30 November 2023. The review process will take place in May 2024. We look forward to hearing from you!
Submission Deadline: 30 November 2023
We would like to invite researchers, lecturers, and professors in institutions both in Italy and abroad to sign up for the Register of Expert Peer Reviewers for Italian Scientific Evaluation (REPRISE).
The register is structured according to the different activities involved:
Experts included in the register will be appointed by MIUR for activities related to funding of proposals, or ex-ante, in itinere, and ex-post evaluation of research projects. More information.
The registration process is straightforward and does not take much time. You can complete your registration by following this link: https://reprise.cineca.it/en
You should register as an expert for “Fundamental research”, with ERC areas SH1 (the sector may vary, e.g. SH1_1 is for macroeconomics), and in “Academic discipline” you should select either Economics (SECS-P/01), Economic policy (SECS-P/02), and/or Applied economics (SECS-P/06). Furthermore, you will be asked to upload a CV and a list of (selected) publications.
Once registered, you could be selected as reviewers of research projects to be funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.
Your contribution could be of great help! Having post-Keynesian and, more broadly, heterodox economists within the research evaluation committees would make a significant difference, as securing funding is crucial to open new positions for younger researchers and help our community grow.
Italian Post-Keynesian Network (IPKN)