Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Issue 325 April 01, 2024 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

About ten years ago a former teacher of mine, who had by then become a cherished colleague and friend, celebrated his retirement. He was a post-Keynesian economist in a mainstream department and the laudatio was given by one of his senior mainstream colleagues. At one point in the speech the laudator mentioned Kaleckian models, which my friend was fond of, and added that, potentially, this class of models should not have been neglected so much, because it cannot be ruled out that they provide important insights, which are now structurally overlooked. Now, maybe this implicit argument for pluralism was just a polite gesture. But in the face of the speaker, I sensed something different, namely regret. And indeed, until his PostDoc phase the senior mainstream colleague also was actively working on Kaleckian models himself – they even popped up in his PhD-thesis (which I read many years ago), but then he dropped the subject because it fell out of fashion. And still, thirty years later, he was seemingly unsure whether he made the right epistemic decision back then.

Maybe my interpretation of these past events is wrong, but still, the underlying intuition – that some sensible mainstream colleagues indicate regret or uncertainty about the paths chosen by the discipline and, relatedly, themselves – comes to me regularly. There is even a whole class of papers that I consider as 'regret-papers', like John Hicks' IS-LM: An Explanation, Paul Romer's take on the "mathiness" of DSGE models, Georg Akerlof's concerns about structural "sins of omission", Thomas Piketty's introductory remarks on the econ discipline in Capital in the 21st century, and, up to a degree, Alan Blinder's classic on "the economics of brushing teeth".

An interesting addition to this list is provided by Angus Deaton's recent piece on "Rethinking (my) economics", where he not only pins down some main blindspots of established ways of theorizing, but also points to important policy questions, like the role of unions or free trade, on which he effectively changed his mind and moved away from mainstream positions. While already the recent book by Deaton and Anne Case – on "Deaths of Despair" – indicated that Deaton & Case can take a critical stance, that resonates with heterodox accounts on the co-evolution of capitalism and public health, this short piece now explicates this critical stance more directly with regard to the state of the econ discipline. While some might say, this is still too little and too late, and others might add, that Deaton's view on migration is one-sided, I am happy for any turnaround that goes roughly into the right direction ;-)

All the best


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Call for Papers

15th Annual PKES PhD Conference (London, May 2024)

24 May 2024 | University of Greenwich, London, UK

The Post-Keynesian Economics Society (PKES), in collaboration with the Young Scholar Initiative (YSI) Keynesian Economics Working Group and the Centre of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA) at the University of Greenwich, is organizing its 15th annual PhD student conference on the 24th of May 2024, 09:30-18:00 BST. The conference will be held in person at the University of Greenwich, London. It gives students the opportunity to present a chapter of their PhD dissertation and receive detailed and structured feedback from a senior researcher from PKES in a friendly environment.

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

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

Please submit your working paper and a cover letter of up to 300 words describing your research interest and how your dissertation topic relates to heterodox economics via this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSet-om2a_e5a0lda_1U-YHQKGQ_oU7sQmqkhVA81n4O-nEbLw/viewform. We accept applications on a rolling basis and aim to inform applicants whether they are accepted as soon as possible. Please keep in mind that the final deadline for submissions to present at the conference is the 28th of March. We will inform you about acceptance at the latest by the 8th of April 2024 and assign reviewers to you.

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

In addition, YSI will offer partial stipends for accommodation and national as well as international travel for selected young scholars who will present at the conference. Scholarships are limited, and aimed at students who cannot obtain (sufficient) funding from their university or other academic funding sources. Travel via plane should be avoided if possible. We are also not able to reimburse taxis or rented cars. Please indicate in your cover letter should you wish to be considered for this, and explain that you have exhausted funding from your university. To justify a travel stipend for participants coming from overseas for a 1-day event to our funders, it would help us if you could include an explanation of how the travel stipend can help you with attending academic activities other than the PhD conference in the UK/ Europe. This could be conferences or meetings with academic collaborators. Provided applicants are eligible, scholarships will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis, so early application is encouraged.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the organisers via pkes.phd.conference@gmail.com should you have any questions.

The link to the application form can be found here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSet-om2a_e5a0lda_1U-YHQKGQ_oU7sQmqkhVA81n4O-nEbLw/viewform. Updates can be found on the event website https://www.postkeynesian.net/events/phd-conference/. Please also see information on the YSI website here https://ysi.ineteconomics.org/keynesian-economics/.

Submission Deadline: 28 March 2024

17th Forum of the World Association for Political Economy (Athens, August 2024)

2-4 August 2024 | Panteion University, Athens, Greece

Theme: Political Economy vs Economics in a turbulent multipolar world

The 17th WAPE Forum will be held 2-4 August 2024 at Panteion University, Athens, Greece. It is co-organised by WAPE (World Association of Political Economy) and GAPE (Greek Association of Political Economy) and hosted by the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences.

The broad theme of the conference focuses on the long-standing controversy between the two main alternative traditions in economic analysis: Political Economy and Economics. Economics (with their individualistic, non-social view of the economy) have historically failed to grasp how economies work and forecast and why, how and when economic crises occur. On the other hand, Political Economy and especially its Marxist variant (proposing a social and historical understanding of the economy, linking economic analysis to social and political factors and to class struggle) has been far more successful in comprehending the actual workings of the economy and in analyzing economic crises. Economics’ shortcomings have become even more pronounced as the 21st century ushered a period of global political and economic turbulence (economic crises erupt with an increasing frequency, geopolitical conflicts multiply and take increasingly violent forms) which they continue to fail to understand. Nevertheless, their dominance of academia and policy-making centers, especially in the West, continues uninterrupted because of their classless approach and their unbashful support for the capitalist system. The small cosmetic changes from Neoliberalism to neoconservative New Keynesianism do not amount to a serious change of perspective and continue to misapprehend the real modus operandi of contemporary societies and their economies. Nevertheless, there is growing unrest within both the academia and the society with this failed dominance. Political Economy is the main approach towards which all those dissatisfied with Economics turn.

This conference aims to juxtapose Political Economy and Economics and contrast their positions on the various fields and areas of economic analysis. In particular, it aims to attract towards Political Economy the dissatisfaction with Economics of a growing mass of scientists and students. In this vein and within its broad theme, WAPE 2024 invites all contributions that enrich the perspective of Political Economy.

Indicatively but not exclusively, proposed papers can touch upon the following issues:

1) Contemporary controversies in Macroeconomics between Neoclassicism, Keynesianism and Marxism:

2) Curriculum reform in Economics: How Political Economy can challenge Economics’ dominance of university curricula.

3) History of Political Economy

4) Economic History

5) Theory of stages and periodization of capitalism

6) Theories and analyses of economic crisis

7) Profitability, crises and economic cycles

8) Race, class and gender

9) Methodology of economic analysis

10) Trends and challenges in contemporary economic policy:

11) Marxism and the Political Economy of money and finance:

12) Labour process, markets and the Political Economy of Work

13) The Political Economy of Social Policy

14) The Political Economy of education:

15) The Political Economy of Health Policies:

16) Environmental Political Economy:

17) Urban and regional Political Economy:

18) Law and Political Economy

19) Geopolitical Economy: globalization or imperialism? Development or war?'

20) Political Economy of European integration:

21) Development studies at an impasse

22) Country case studies

On these, but also on other subjects, WAPE encourages the formation of work groups that continue to co-operate beyond the period of the conference. WAPE will support these workgroups by hosting them on its webpages and promoting their work.

WAPE also encourages the proposal of a series of panels on subjects within the broad scope of the conference. Colleagues or groups that are interested in organizing such panels should contact the Organisation Committee directly (via WAPE2023@panteion.gr ).

Additionally, the 17th WAPE Forum will include a Young Scholars’ Section. Ongoing PhD students can apply to present mature parts of their work within this section. The rate for students (50 euros) applies in the case of the Young Scholars’ Section.


Send a paper abstract (500 words) and your full curriculum vitae in English to WAPE2024@panteion.gr by 20 April 2024. Acceptance letters and instructions for registration will be sent out by 20 May 2024. The structure and the schedule of registration fees are detailed below. Full papers must be submitted by 1 July 2024.

You are also welcome to propose other topics on the theme. There is also the option to apply to attend the forum without presenting a paper. In that case, you will be sent an invitation letter for visa purposes etc. upon registration and payment of registration fees.

Submission Deadline: 29 April 2024

4th Young Scholars Conference on Structural Change and Industrial Policy (online, June 2024)

11-12 June 2024 | Virtual (Selected Hybrid Venues)

The DSI/NRF South African Research Chair in Industrial Development (SARChI-ID), hosted at the College of Business and Economics, and the Young Scholars Initiative, are hosting a conference on 11-12 June 2024 titled the Fourth Young Scholars Conference on Structural Change and Industrial Policy in Africa.

The purpose of this conference is to contribute to scholarship on structural change and industrial development and policy in Africa, specifically among young scholars, namely postgraduate students, postdoctoral research fellows and early career researchers. We especially encourage research that takes a pluralist perspective.

The conference will be held virtually, with the option of congregated physical attendance at selected satellite venues, where attendants can participate in the conference as a group in a single venue. Attendance is free and open to the public.

For more details please visit the official website.

Abstract Submission

Young scholars are invited to submit an extended abstract of 600 to 800 words. Abstracts should be submitted by Monday 22 April 2024. To submit your abstract, please click on this link.

Submission Deadline: 22 April 2024

8th Annual Freedom and Justice Summer Conference (Atlanta, August 2024)

1-3 August 2024 | Atlanta, Georgia, US

The Association for Economic Research of Indigenous Peoples (AERIP), the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE), and the National Economic Association (NEA) invite paper submissions for the 8th annual Freedom and Justice summer conference August 1-3, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s conference theme is Freedom and Justice: Building Power and Resilience in Our Communities. The conference is being hosted by Spelman College with generous support from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

The Freedom and Justice Conference is an interdisciplinary social justice conference that attracts a small group of scholars dedicated to discussing pressing economic problems and their solutions for communities of color. We are especially interested in papers submissions that address the following topics, including those that have an intersectional analysis:

Submissions should be made here by April 15. Decisions will be made by April 30.Presenters are expected to contribute to conference discussions for the full 2 days of sessions. All presenters and attendees must register for the conference. Registration fee is $125 or $25 for graduate students and participants from the host institution. Need-based registration fee adjustment may be requested. Need-based travel assistance may be provided depending on funding availability. The conference registration and hotel information will be on-line and available once submissions have been accepted.

Please upload and submit abstracts of no more than 250 words as a Word document. The abstract should include the presenter(s) name, title, affiliation along with a title of the presentation and brief description.

Submission Deadline: 15 April 2024

9th Annual Conference of the Danish Society for Marxist Studies (Copenhagen, October 2024)

4-5 October 2024 | University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Conference Theme: “Class and Its Dis/Contents”

The Danish Society for Marxist Studies (Danish: Selskab for Marxistiske Studier, SMS) is an independent academic society in Denmark. While we particularly encourage engagements with the theme of “Class and Its Dis/Contents” for this year’s conference, we also welcome papers on any number of topics that contribute to critical research and thereby to enriching the Marxist tradition by expanding its range of interlocutors.

The last half of the twentieth century saw the traditional industrial working class in the West decompose and its institutions suffer a series of decisive defeats. This has left a growing number of “surplus populations” exposed to the naked imperatives of neoliberalism and increasingly militarised policing of intersecting hierarchies of class, race, gender, and colonialism.

These developments have shattered traditional ideas of the working class as the unified subject of history, but it has not necessarily changed its contents. Marx already identified the proletariat as a (non-)class defined solely by its lack of access to the means of reproducing its existence independently and whose emancipation could therefore only be realised through its self-abolition. Moreover, subsequent dissidents in the workers’ movement have long emphasised the interlocking contradictions of racialization, sexism, and colonialism that underpin and structure classical conceptions of the working class in an effort to overcome them. Such contradictions have increasingly come to the fore in recent struggles against capitalist forms of exploitation, oppression, appropriation, exclusion, incarceration, and extermination across the globe.

So where are we now? What happens to Marxist theories of class when we take such interlocking contradictions seriously? For this conference, we encourage contributions that critically engage with the intersections and interactions of class and other forms of classification. Our ambition is to bring about an undogmatic meditation on the concept of “class” and its limits, its theoretical underpinnings across historically and geographically shifting political and economic realities, and its practical — that is to say, political — consequences. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

Please submit your abstract (max. 250 words) through this form. Abstracts and presentations may be in Danish or English. The conference is in-person only, and it will not be possible to present virtually. Attendance is free but requires registration beforehand. Participation in the conference dinner is only possible with pre-payment at registration.

Submission Deadline: 1 May 2024

Call for Book Proposals: Edinburgh Studies in Urban Political Economy

Edinburgh Studies in Urban Political Economy is calling for book proposals. They are expected to address key problems in heterodox economics and political economy more broadly. Published by Edinburgh University Press, this series seeks books that correct these problems, particularly - but not exclusively - in the Global South. An alternative political economy series, it emphasises social sustainability of urban transformations, including the place of space in processes of development and underdevelopment, encourages the use of transdisciplinary political-economic approaches to urban economics, and welcomes books that are both heterodox and pluralist. Books in the series like Marx’s Theory of Land, Rent and Cities and Spatial Agency and Occupationboth engage and transcend mainstream urban economics, while placing their insights at the disposal of the wider field of urban studies and political economy. Previous books have received attention in leading political economy outlets like the Journal of Australian Political Economy and all books are published freely in both open access form and in print.

More information can be found on the series page and from the series editor Franklin Obeng-Odoom who welcomes informal enquiries.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on “Lance Taylor: reconstructing macroeconomics and contributions to development economics (Metroeconomica)”

This special issue aims to collect contributions that build upon and/or extend the work of Lance Taylor. Lance Taylor was a leading structuralist macroeconomist. His work over a career spanning six decades is unusual in its breadth and depth. He made seminal contributions to a wide range of research areas, including macroeconomics, economic development, business cycle theory, applied macroeconomic modeling and environmental economics. Income distribution was at the heart of his analysis, and he always examined its role in the issues he studied. At the same time, he sought to connect the abstract theoretical work with the concrete issues facing real economies and societies, and on many occasions, he was involved in policy making as an advisor to governments around the world.

Timeline and other details:

The guest editors will select proposals based on their fitting the aims and scope of the special issue. The full papers will go through the usual refereeing process of Metroeconomica.

Guest editors:

Laura Carvalho -- Open Society Foundations and University of São Paulo, Brazil

Michalis Nikiforos -- University of Geneva, Switzerland

Please address any questions to Laura Carvalho and/or Michalis Nikiforos.

Submission Deadline: 15 July 2024.

EAEPE 2024: Special Sessions and Research Area Calls (Bilbao, September 2024)

4-6 September, 2024 | Faculty of Economics and Business, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain

Please find a link to the whole EAEPE Article in the last Issue here.

Joint special session: Polycrisis II Polycrisis and an Emerging New World Order. Challenges for Evolutionary Political Economy

In line with this year’s conference theme, the joint special session organized by RA [JAES] and RA [W] continues in 2024 with its last year’s overarching “Polycrisis” theme. The conception stands for the complex interaction and negative “synergies” of the multiple international challenges that we are facing.

The world–its economy, value-added chains, distributions, politics, and its natural environment–is in turmoil and apparently is undergoing considerable structural and qualitative changes, measurably approaching “tipping points” in some cases. The received monopolar and hegemonic global structure is challenged and subject to considerable critique and calls for alternatives.

The crises of climate and all other natural systems, the crises of trade wars and economic non-growth (in the Political West), the international systems of sanctioning, the deterioration of the existing international political governance, increasing political tensions, conflict, and direct, open wars, the crises of inequality and poverty, the crises of deteriorating education, health, infrastructures, increased military tension, multidirectional trends in economic development in different regions of the world, and partially failing states even in the developed countries of the Collective West, all contribute to a polycrisis, with huge and pressing challenges also for heterodox, evolutionary-institutional Political Economies.

Another devastating war has been added to the polycrisis since our last conference in Leeds 2023, the Gulf Stream has recently been declared by experts to be measurably approaching a tipping point, with unpredictable but fundamental changes to be expected of temperatures and climate in Europe. We observe unprecedented deteriorations of the welfare state, of perceived well-being, of political perceptions and citizen satisfaction with their governments, of general trust in society, and we observe partial dysfunctionality and failure of political systems, institutional deterioration, and indications of partial collapses. The 2024 elections in the US, Russia, and other countries, like UK or Germany, may further change political constellations at the regional and global levels.

Our aim is to bring together research and scholars from around the globe to discuss the future of Europe and of the global economy under the polycrisis through the lens of cutting-edge heterodox approaches. We are inviting papers on themes such as (but not limited to) the following:

We will provide talks with guest speakers on the theoretical framing of institutional deterioration and collapse as well as emerging new global structures, in this way setting pivots for discussion.

Finally, we aim to publish papers from the special session in relevant journals, such as EAEPE’s Review of Evolutionary Political Economy (REPE) and possibly the Journal of Institutional Studies (published in both Russian and English).

Related abstracts (300-750 words) should be submitted electronically at the conference website.

Joint Special Session RA[E1] and RA[D]: Green Industrial Transformation: Challenges in Transformative Policies

The purpose of the special session is to advance the discussion on the green transition of manufacturing industries and the role of and the challenges for industrial policy therein. Driving the manufacturing industries and energy sector out of the carbon lock-in requires the development and adoption of new technologies, the establishment and repurposing of infrastructure, reforming institutions and regulations, and changing consumption patterns – and all in conjunction (Köhler et al., 2019). To do so, there is a need for industrial policy (Aiginger & Rodrik, 2020; Altenburg & Rodrik, 2017), normative innovation policy and transition governance (Schot & Steinmueller, 2018), and mission-oriented policy interventions (Mazzucato, 2018). The special session features a panel with contributions addressing key challenges for transformative policies to make carbon-intensive manufacturing industries sustainable. Hereby, the emphasis is on the following topics. Firstly, the transformation of carbon-intensive industries requires a multi-industry perspective that considers the current and future supply chains, the infrastructure, the energy sector, as well as the complementary industries that contribute to the transition itself. Of interest is how to create ‘green’ windows of opportunity in emerging industries (e.g., green tech, carbon capture sector) and resolving conflicts with and resistance in phase-out sectors (e.g., phase-out coal mining, lobbying for subsidies by hard-to-abate industries). How can policy create these windows of opportunity? How can risks and failures be mitigated? How realistic is it to reconcile exploitation of key resources for energy transition with the objectives of just transition, inclusive growth and reduction of inequality? Secondly, an integrated system of policies on climate, innovation, energy, and industry is required to orchestrate the change in the range of industries, institutions, and infrastructure. The design and implementation of such a system of policies has itself a range of challenges, including the alignment of policies and overcoming the counteraction. As such, the special session contributes to several key scholarly debates. Firstly, it highlights the rise of new policy paradigms. Importantly, there is a revival of industrial policy, notably for sustainability (see Kastelli et al., 2023; Aiginger & Rodrik, 2020; Altenburg & Rodrik, 2017) and a ‘third generation’ of innovation policies (Schot & Steinmueller, 2018) targeting normative technological change (Mazzucato, 2018), with a prominent role for governance, participation, and learning. Secondly, considering that also these policies suffer from a variety of ‘failures’ (Weber & Rohracher, 2012; Mathews et al., 2023), it is time to take stock of solutions and formulate a further research agenda. Thirdly, in practice, policy makers are readily devising integrated systems of policies (e.g., the European Green Deal) and seeking progressive alignment of policies (e.g., the German climate plan attuning policies on energy, industry, hydrogen, etc.). However, given their experimental nature, there is a need for academic analysis thereof and further underpinning for their design. This includes notably also how to attune them to the place-specific and regionally fragmented industrial, infrastructural, and institutional challenges.

Guest speaker: Tilman Altenburg of German Institute of Development and Sustainability (TBC).

Special Session: New Developmental Macroeconomics after the end of Washington Consensus: a tribute to Bresser-Pereira

The objetive of the special section is to analyse professor Bresser-Pereira contributions to Development Economics and Heterodox Macroeconomics. Prefessor Bresser-Pereira is the founding father of new-developmentalism scholl that can be understood as a synthesis between Classical Development Theory, Latin-American Structuralism and Post-Keynesian Demand-Led growth models. New-Developmentalism is both a new branch of heterodox economic thinking and a set of policy proposals for midlle-income countries to catch-up with high income countries. New developmentalism sees Dutch-Disease and Growth with Foreign Savings Model based on the proporstions of the so-called Washington Consensus as the two main obstacles of economic development for middle-income countries since they produce a cronical overvaluation of real exchange rate, high interest rates, currents accounf deficits and premature deindustrializationation. Recently new-developmentalism incorporated ecological concernrs in its theoretical framework giving birth to green new-decvelopmnetalism.

Researchers interested in those issues are strongly encouraged to submit an extended abstract for the special section.

More information can be seen at Special Sessions (eaepe.org) and contact to José Luis Oreiro.

Research Area [E1] Industrial Policy and Development

This year the EAEPE annual conference will take place in Bilbao, Spain and will be organized by the University of the Basque Country, Faculty of Economics and Business. Research Area [E1], in addition to its general research interests, calls for papers highlighting the following topics:

You are invited to submit your abstract (300-750 words).

Abstract Submission: Abstracts should be submitted electronically at the conference website.

Extended Submission Deadline: 12 April 2024

EdgeNet summer workshop: Peripheries Research on the Edge (Penryn, June 2024)

25-26 June 2024 | University of Exeter Penryn, Cornwall, UK

Critical perspectives on peripheral places and processes of peripheralisation (broadly defined) would be warmly welcomed at the summer workshop on

Peripheries Research on the Edge

hosted by EdgeNet, the Regional Studies Association's research network on peripheral places and regions. Also sponsored by the Institute for Cornish Studies and the Countryside and Community Research Institute.

The "Peripheries Research on the Edge" summer workshop will spur critical conversations among a growing community of researchers who are working to reinvigorate the study of peripherality within (and beyond) regional studies in a supportive environment in Cornwall, England. The workshop will bring together up to 20 scholars in a collegial, interdisciplinary environment to explore novel analyses of peripheries and peripherality. We invite ‘edgy’ work - creative, critical, cutting - that actively thinks through and with peripherality. We also welcome perspectives from the edge of (and outside) regional studies that bring alternative ways of looking at peripheral space and place.

The political rediscovery of so-called ‘left-behind places’ has raised research interest in peripheral places and regions. Yet headline narratives about peripheries continue to collapse the complex and multi-dimensional roles of the many places that are ‘non-core’, or on the ‘edge’ of core activities, including but not limited to rural, semi-rural, post-industrial, de-populating, remote and otherwise peripheralised or marginalised areas. This workshop aims to bring together interdisciplinary and international researchers with early- to mid-stage projects on peripheral and ‘edgy’ topics in preparation for a special issue on present and future directions in peripheral regions research. We ask:

Our collective work will focus on developing extended abstracts (up to 2,000 words) and/or papers-in-progress (up to 7,000 words) towards special issue publication focused on putting forward a research agenda on, and for, peripheral regions. Empirical and conceptual contributions are welcome. Researchers at all career stages are encouraged to attend, including PhD students and early career researchers.

There is no cost to attend but participants will need to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. Two travel bursaries (reimbursable up to £400) are available to PhD student or early career participants.

How to apply

To express your interest in attending, please complete and submit the linked application form by Friday 12 April 2024. We will advise successful applicants by the end of April. Participants will need to submit written extended abstract contributions or working papers by 14 June for circulation to the group.

Please apply in the form at this link.

Submission Deadline: 12 April 2024

Heterodox sessions at ASSA 2025 (San Francisco, January 2025)

3-5 January 2025 | San Francisco, CA, US

Here are the calls for submissions to URPE, HES-AFEE and SAE Sessions at the 2025 ASSA Meetings to be held January 3-5, 2025 in San Francisco, CA.

1) URPE Session at ASSA

Every January URPE sponsors a series of panels at the Allied Social Science Associations meeting to provide a venue for the presentation and discussion of current research in heterodox economics. In addition, each year the RRPE publishes a selection from the papers presented in a Proceedings Issue. All presenters at URPE sessions must be URPE members in good standing.

URPE invites proposals for complete sessions and individual papers for the URPE at the ASSA’s program. We welcome submissions on topics of interest to radical political economists from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives.

Guidelines for Complete Sessions

Proposals for complete sessions should include the following information:

Proposals for sessions should contain four papers. Session organizers are responsible for conveying administrative information to session members, including confirmation that the session has been accepted, the time and location of the session, and the deadlines for distributing papers.

Guidelines for Individual Papers

Individual papers that are accepted will be assigned to sessions, and each session will have an assigned chair. Session chairs are responsible for conveying administrative information to session members, including the time and location of the session, and the deadlines for distributing papers. We regret that high quality individual papers may be turned down due to the inability to place them in a session with papers with similar themes.

Papers and panels that cannot be included on the URPE at ASSA program will automatically be considered for the ICAPE (International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics) conference that immediately follows the ASSA conference. The ICAPE conference will take place January 5 – 6, 2025, at a location that will be announced this summer. The ICAPE conference will also include a virtual component that will take place following the ASSA conference on January 10, 2025.

Applications for individual papers should be made to URPE@ASSA Individual Paper Proposals, or for complete session submissions to URPE@ASSA Complete Session Proposals.

Submission Deadline for URPE: 24 May 2024

2) HES-AFEE Session at ASSA

The History of Economics Society (HES) and the Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) are pleased to announce their wish for a joint session on 'John R. Commons, a founder of Original Institutional Economics', to be hosted during the upcoming ASSA meetings in San Francisco, CA, January 3-5, 2025.

Topic: Educated in the German tradition of economics by his mentor Richard T. Ely, Commons brought a historical perspective to bear on our understanding of the American economy. In so doing, he contributed very significantly to the development of American institutionalism, a leading approach in the field of economics before WWII. The combination of economic and legal issues was a hallmark of Commons' writings, culminating in his masterpiece Legal Foundations of Capitalism (1924), whose centenary we commemorate this year. Commons introduced the economics profession to influential ideas about transactions, contracting, and the importance of rules and the law. He also highlighted the notion of 'reasonable value' and the impact exerted by the courts on economic life. Legal Foundations of Capitalism attributed a significant role to the legal system in the well-functioning of markets and the economy, especially during periods of fundamental change.

Submissions of individual paper or panel proposals for this joint session should observe the details below:

Membership requirement: At least one of the authors of any paper, as well as each contributor to a panel must be a current member of AFEE.


Please submit your individual paper or panel proposals by email to wilfred.dolfsma@wur.nl and also cristina.marcuzzo@uniroma1.it

A proposal for presentation of a paper or for presentation in a panel must include the following:

Submission Deadline for HES-AFEE: 1 May 2024

3) Social Economics: Exploring our Heterodoxy

The Association for Social Economics (ASE) is accepting proposals for papers/sessions at the 2025 ASSA Meetings to be held January 3-5, 2025 in San Francisco, CA.

This year’s call intends to center our gathering on our spirit of heterodoxy and encourages researchers to submit proposals that focus on the goals of ASE summarized below:

In the case of individual papers, sessions will be assembled around synergies between ideas and/or methods and may include counterpoints to encourage discussion of what social economics means for ASE. Members are also encouraged to submit panels. Graduate students are welcome to submit as well. Every effort will be made to balance individual papers with panels.

Papers accepted for ASE sessions will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Forum for Social Economics. Nonmembers may submit a proposal. All proposals selected for ASE/ASSA 2025 must be members in good standing by the time of the meetings.

Please use the following link to submit your proposals on or before April 30, 2024 via this form.

Submission Deadline for ASE: 30 April 2024

IAFEP Conference 2024: Extended Deadline (Naples, July 2024)

10 to 12 July 2024 | Department of Political Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

22nd Conference International Association for the Economics of Participation (IAFEP) 2024

Submission Procedure

Authors are invited to send an Extended Abstract (max. 1000 words) in English by submitting at https://editorialexpress.com/conference/IAFEP/ by April 30, 2024. Abstracts should include full details of institutional affiliations and e-mail addresses. Proposals for complete sessions should include a brief description of the theme of the session and an abstract for each paper. Authors will be notified by May 15, 2024 whether their papers are accepted for presentation. Complete drafts should reach us by 15 June 2024 to be handed out to Conference participants.

Horvat-Vanek Prize: it is awarded every two years for a research paper of exceptional quality written by a young scholar in one of the areas of interest to IAFEP. The prize, of a value of US$ 1,000, will be awarded during the conference. To be considered for the prize, researchers and doctoral students aged 35 or under should submit one research paper in English (maximum length 10,000 words) by 15 May to nathalie.magne@univ-montp3.fr.

Further information on registration and local accommodations will be available on the conference website by April 2024.

EXTENDED Deadline for submission: 30 April 2024

International Workshop on "German Influence on Turkish Economic Thought and Policy in the 19th and 20th Centuries" (Essen, June 2024)

20-21 June 2024 | Essen, Germany

International Workshop: German Influence on Turkish Economic Thought and Policy in the 19th and 20th Centuries

at the College for Social Sciences and Humanities, University Alliance Ruhr, Essen, Germany (Prof. Dr. Jakob Kapeller and Prof. Dr. M. Erdem Özgür)

The purpose of this workshop is to follow the traces of German influence on Turkish economic thought and policy in the 19th and 20th centuries. The focus will be the one-way flow of economic knowledge from Germany to Turkey. Such research will benefit scholars of the history of economic thought and economic history, since it will provide an example of heterodox continental influence on economic thought and policy, before Anglo-American mainstream economics almost entirely dominated economics as a social science after the Second World War. Possible areas to address include but not limited to:

The planned outcome of the workshop is an edited book carrying the same title, German Influence on Turkish Economic Thought and Policy. This will be a hybrid event that will take place simultaneously in Essen and online. We look forward to seeing you present your paper at the International Workshop on German Influence on Turkish Economic Thought and Policy in the 19th and 20th Centuries.


Please send an abstract (approximately 600 words) to erdem.ozgur@deu.edu.tr and/or jakob.kapeller@uni-due.de

Approval Deadline: May 31, 2024

Abstract Submission Deadline: 24 May 2024

Planning and programming in European cooperation and integration: the past of a rejuvenated idea 1957-1992 (Italy, September 2024)

16-17 September 2024 | European University Institute in Florence, Italy

Planning has come back in fashion. The climate crisis, the vicissitudes of the euro area and domestic national contexts indicate that planning is an important issue for policymakers and academics alike. In particular, the idea that the economy could be voluntarily organised, ex ante, has gained considerable traction in the past few years. The meaning of the term remains however evasive, multiple, at times even contradictory, and liable to provoke strong reactions both among its supporters and its opponents.

The aim of this conference is to explore the varied origins and practices about planning in a European context since 1945. We understand ‘planning’ in broad terms as attempts to coordinate economic policies and organise ex ante the economic development of a given jurisdiction (state or group of states). We also understand ‘European context’ in a broad sense, including not only the European Economic Community/European Union but also initiatives that aimed beyond its borders.

There are lively debates in both economic history and contemporary debates about the continued or new relevance of planning (Monnet, 2022). Similarly, the historiography of European integration is a very dynamic field that explored the issue of planning in different contexts (Christian, Kott and Matejka, 2018). What this conference intends to focus on is not only the development of ideas about planning but also importantly on the practices of planning in an international context.

What do national experiences in Europe and their comparison tell us about the nature and practice of planning? What phenomena of transnational circulation of ideas and imitation between national experiences occurred after 1945 and how did they condition the ascending and descending phases of the planning age? To what extent was planning part of the development of the European Economic Community? What were the obstacles to planning in the EEC/EU? What role did Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) play in the debates on planning? How was the idea of planning/programming abandoned in the 1980s, both at national and international level?

Topics of papers presented at the conference may include, but are not limited to:

The conference focuses on a period running from the end of the Second World War to the 1992 Treaty of Maastricht. Contributions can focus on shorter, more specific periods, or span this entire time frame. Proposals may also deal with pre-1945 events and debates on European economic and monetary cooperation in that they contribute to shed light on the later period. Proposals may also deal with post-1992 events and debates, so long as they are clearly connected with developments from the previous period. We welcome different methodological approaches in dealing with the theme of the conference, including but not limited to biography, prosopography, text mining and network analysis. The conference finally encourages a conversation between different historiographical traditions, including the history of ideas, social history and economic history.

The conference - organized by the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre - will take place on 16-17 September 2024 at the European University Institute in Florence.

Eligibility and how to apply:

PhD students, early career researchers, and established researchers are invited to submit proposals.

Applicants should submit an abstract of no more than 500 words outlining their proposal, and a short CV by 15 May 2024 to Miriam Curci, Miriam.Curci@eui.eu, mentioning ‘Planning and Programming Conference’ in the headline. Selected applicants will be informed by late May 2024.

Please note that should your institution be unable to do so, conference funds are available to support your accommodation and travel expenses.

For further information please contact Miriam Curci, Miriam.Curci@eui.eu.

Submission Deadline: 15 May 2024

Scientific committee

Professor Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol (European University Institute)

Dr Giovanni Bernardini (Università di Verona)

Planning, democracy and postcapitalism (France, July 2024)

July 2 to 5, 2024 | Montpellier, France

The following call for papers aims to bring together researchers working on democratic economic planning from a post-capitalist perspective, as part of the XIIIth conference of the Association française d’économie politique (AFEP) on the theme “Is planning possible in the face of crises?” to be held in Montpellier, France from July 2 to 5, 2024. This call is made by Planning for Entropy, a Research group of the Research Centre on Social Innovations and Transformations at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada. This group takes part in a field of research in resurgence over the decade: postcapitalist political economy studies. This field concerns all research on the political and economic functioning of a society that deliberately evolves outside the institutions of capitalism.

Several recent publications focus on updating comprehensive and coherent post-capitalist models (Hahnel 2021; Adaman and Devine 2022a, 2022b; Cockshott et al. 2022; Dapprich 2022; Sandström 2020) and their critique (Burczak 2022; Benanav 2022; Isikara and Nagin 2022). Unsurprisingly, technological (Gmeier and Harper 2022; Groos 2021; Grünberg 2023; Hickel 2023; Pałka 2020; Philips and Rozworski 2019; Samothrakis 2021, 2024) and ecological (Sorg 2023; Alexander and Gleeson 2022; Foster 2023; Hart-Landsberg 2023; Isikara and Nagin 2023; Shmeltzer and Hofferberth 2023; Saito, 2023, 2024) concerns are now central to the debate. In addition to this, international issues (Archambault and Pretz 2022; Hickel and Sullivan 2023) and gender (Quick 2022; Bauhart 2022) are debated. New models are also appearing (Saros 2014; Laibman 2015, 2022; Harnecker and Bartolomé 2019; Sutterlütti and Meretz 2023), drawing on previous models and proposing to overcome their limitations and contradictions. In 2023 alone, three renowned publications in their field, Monthly Review, Competition and Change and Review of Evolutionary Political Economy, published special issues on democratic economic planning.

Communications on postcapitalist democratic planning will be grouped into five panels focusing on distinct issues:

  1. The format of democratic economic planning proposals.

This panel will address the question of the form of post-capitalist proposals. For several decades, the usual form of proposals has been the coherent political-economic abstract model: a structure of interrelated economic and political institutions that responds to the major needs of collective life. Should we move beyond this form to a more agile and adaptable proposal, like the modules’ approach currently in discussion?

  1. The role of prices and money after capitalism

This panel aims to tackle the difficult question of the role of prices. Models from the 1990s use some form of indicative prices. Two severe criticisms of this choice have emerged. The first considers that reducing decision-making to a single indicator is a serious problem from an ecological point of view and that multifactor accounting should be at the heart of decision-making. The second considers that any price, any use of money itself, will destroy the bonds of solidarity on which a post-capitalist approach must be based.

  1. Democratic economic planning and respecting planetary boundaries

This panel seeks to answer the question: how can we conceive of planetary boundaries and build an economic and political system that fully integrates them? Democratic planning models devised in the 1990s often reduce the environment to its impact on human communities or leave the issue to open political debate to be resolved on a case-by-case basis. Can we overcome this dichotomy and improve the integration of self-limitation within these models?

  1. Social reproduction and post-capitalism

This panel aims to resolve a contradiction confronted by postcapitalist thought. Should we think of a political and economic organization specific to social reproduction, at the risk of exceptionalizing it? Or should we try to integrate these tasks as closely as possible with other economic responsibilities, at the risk of forgetting their particularities?

  1. Prefiguration, community economics and democratic planning

This panel aims to think about the place from which post-capitalism is envisioned. Instead of being rooted in theoretical debate, we’ll be looking at how the experiences of communities trying to live here and now in resistance to globalized capitalism can inspire us to build a society that will go beyond this system.

Submission and logistics

Please submit your proposals by April 15th, 2024, at 5 PM EDT to the following email address: plandemconf@gmail.com

Proposals should be 500 words or less and include the names and affiliations of presenters and the panel you wish to participate in. They must also be submitted via thehttps://afep2024.sciencesconf.org platform.


This symposium has been the subject of a Connection grant application to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. If this grant is awarded, presenters may be reimbursed for their participation, travel and accommodation expenses. Unfortunately, we will only receive the grant decision after the conference. Presenters must therefore be in a position to ensure their own participation if the grant is not awarded. Funding will be awarded in the following order of priority:

Submission Deadline: 15 April 2024

Review of Evolutionary Political Economy: Special Issue on "Polycrisis"

Charles Dannreuther (University of Leeds, UK)
Annina Kaltenbrunner (University of Leeds, UK)
Oliver Kessler (University of Erfurt, Germany)


The global political economy is currently characterised by multiple crises. The notion of “polycrisis” highlights the possible end of neoliberal globalisation with its hope of progress and prosperity. With the contemporary agenda focused on degrowth and ecological crisis, rather than progress and renewal, the collective imaginary that stabilises global politics and economics today is one of uncertainty, fragility, and terminal decline.

At one level the manifestation of this “end of times” is an institutional one. We can see the decline of welfare coverage, the erosion of democratic institutions and of norms around legal justice that could, at first glance, appear to be a retreat into the corporate anarchy of 19th century liberalism. But times are different now. There is no clear alternative path or a wealth of untapped energy to fuel the new technologies that might drive growth. Rather, the ecological costs required to feed the needs of a modern welfare-based democracy far exceed what the planet can sustain.

So does the poly-crisis just reveal that the appetites of post-industrial capitalist democracies cannot be met? Or does it mean that the global political economy is in need of reformation? Or do the various crises show the reframing of the global order? And what are the different lived experiences, implications, and engagements with the poly-crisis in the Global North and the Global South?

The SI seeks new interpretations of the current unfolding of the polycrisis. It looks for inquiries that use the polycrisis to explore the challenges that come with it. How will the political economy look like when there is no progress anymore? Will there be another regime of accumulation or will key modern institutions like property, knowledge, organisation, science be challenged? For example, we invite papers that re-examine the relationship between technology and nature, explore the tensions that surround the reframing of identity with self, interrogate the limits of what can be known and what can be communicated, and fundamentally challenge the possibility of universal norms and values in the prescription of equality. In particular we invite scholars to examine some core themes associated with REPE and evolutionary political economy, including:

Please send your abstracts (300 words max) to katharina.kassar@uni-erfurt.de (this opens in a new tab)


Abstract Submission Deadline: 01 April 2024
Notification: 15 April 2024
Author workshop: 03 September 2024 in Bilbao
Submission Deadline: 01 October 2024

Submission Deadline: 01 April 2024

The CJRES 2024 Annual Conference (Cambridge, July 2024)

11-12 July 2024 | St Catharine’s College in Cambridge, UK

On Thursday 11th July and Friday 12th July the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society (CJRES) will host its annual summer conference at St Catharine’s College in Cambridge, UK. This year’s conference will be structured around two themes: ‘The Entrepreneurial State and Mission-Oriented Innovation Policy: Effects on Regions and Implications for Regional Policy’ and ‘Rethinking Path Dependence and Lock-Ins in Regions, Economy and Society’. See below for more information on these themes.

The key note speakers at the conference will be Maryann Feldman (Professor of Public Policy and Management at Arizona State University), and Frank Geels (Professor of System Innovation and Sustainability at the University of Manchester).


If you are interested in presenting a paper at the conference, please submit an abstract of no more than 400 words to Philippa Millerchip at pm436@cam.ac.uk by 12 April 2024. As in previous years, the contributions arising from the conference will be considered to be included in future editions of the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society on these two themes (scheduled for November 2025 and March 2026 respectively; see here and here for the extended calls for papers).

For further details please visit the offical website.

Submission Deadline: 12 April 2024

The Failed Epistemologies of AI? Making Sense of AI Errors, Failures and their Impacts on Society (Switzerland, December 2024)

8 December 2024 | School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland


Generative artificial intelligence tools and large language models are gaining a prominent space in our society. Probably for the first time in history, humans have now to relate and interact with technological systems capable of producing and generating new content and knowledge mimicking humans’ imagination, speech, and behaviors in ways that was not possible before. This new state of things brings inevitably profound consequences and potential sea changes for numerous social, scientific, and cultural fields raising epistemological, ethical, political economical and philosophical questions about the epistemologies of AI and the processes of knowledge production of these systems. The race for AI innovation is being framed with reference to the ‘superintelligence’ of our machines, their processing power, their ability to learn and generate knowledge. In public debate, AI technologies are admired for their powers, and feared for their threats. Yet, we are increasingly confronted with the fact that these machines make errors and mistakes, they are fallible and inaccurate, and they are often culturally biased. From Generative AI technologies that ‘hallucinate’ and invent facts to predictive policing technologies that lead to wrongful arrests, our world is quickly coming to terms with the fact that the AI we are building is not only astonishing and incredibly powerful, but often unable to understand the complexity of our human experience and our cultural worlds. Research has shown that AI errors and their problematic outcomes can’t be considered as mere coding glitches, but as the direct expression of the structural inequalities of our societies and they confront us with critical questions about our supposed anthropocentric position as knowledge-creators.

The aim of this special issue is to gather scholars coming from different fields of the social sciences and humanities to investigate how artificial intelligence systems are challenging epistemological assumptions in various societal areas and how the failures of such systems are impacting on knowledge creation and diffusion in their areas of interest. Overall, the special issue aims at overcoming dominant and hyped takes and narratives around AI and its supposed (super)powers, and critically reflect on how we can identify and learn how to coexist with the limitations of AI driven knowledge production.

Possible topics include, but are not restricted to:

Submission procedure

We invite interested scholars to submit an abstract (300 words, 3 to 5 keywords) by 24th of April, 2024 to
editors@annalsfondazioneluigieinaudi.it, veronica.barassi@unisg.ch; philip.disalvo@unisg.ch.

The issue’s editors will review the abstracts and send notifications of acceptance or rejection by the 8th of June, 2024.

The special issue will include up to 8 contributions among those received through the call for papers. Final papers (about 8000 words) will be due on 8th of December 2024. Please note that acceptance of abstracts does not necessarily imply acceptance of the paper for the special issue. For further information (including the aim and scope of the Journal), please refer to the Journal’s website.

Submission Deadline: 24 April 2024

The History of Economic Thought Society (THETS) Conference (London, September 2024)

4-6 Sept 2024 | University of Greenwich, London, UK

On behalf of the organising and scientific committees, allow me to cordially invite you to join us for the 54th annual meeting of The History of Economic Thought Society (THETS) that will be hosted by the Centre of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability, at the University of Greenwich in London, from the 4th to the 6th of September 2024.

THETS is one of the longest established groups of scholars with an interest in the history of economic thought, the history of economics and economic knowledge. Annual meetings have been organized since 1968.

Papers dealing with any aspect of the history of economic thought (HET) from any period are welcome. We encourage submissions from disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. We welcome and encourage papers taking a non-European or global perspective, particularities of pedagogical approaches and practice of the HET in contemporary universities, and present-day significance of engagement with the HET in economics as a field in need of decolonising, intersectionality, and interdisciplinarity. Presentations by PhD students and early career scholars are particularly encouraged. The Society will make available a limited number of stipends to cover part of the cost of attendance for young scholars.

Important dates:

Abstract proposals should be sent to THETS2024[at]greenwich.ac.uk by 30th April 2024; full papers by 28th July, 2024.

Notification of acceptance: 27th May, 2024.

Proposals and papers should have THETS 2024 in the subject line. Please attach a copy of your CV if you wish to be considered for a young scholar stipend.

Scientific committee of THETS 2024: Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche, Claudia Jefferies, Terry Peach, Jeff Powell, Richard Van Den Berg, Yuliya Yurchenko

Organising committee of THETS 2024: Jeremy Kwok, Tom Lawrence, Cem Oyvat, Jeff Powell, Yuliya Yurchenko

We look forward to receiving your abstract/papers and to welcoming you at Greenwich!

Submission Deadline: 30 April 2024

The Rise of Authoritarian Neoliberalism - Ten Years On (18 June, London)

18 June 2024 | King's College, London, UK

Please join us in celebrating the tenth anniversary of the publication of Ian Bruff's article 'The Rise of Authoritarian Neoliberalism' with a workshop and author-meets-critics roundtable at King's College London on 18 June 2024.

In the decade since its publication, the article has become a key resource for making sense of—and formulating resistance against—authoritarian tendencies that undergird capitalist statecraft in the twenty-first century and it had a formative impact on numerous debates across the social sciences and humanities. It influenced an impressive range of theoretical and empirical scholarship in its wake, much of it closely associated with CPERN which is supporting the event.

Thanks to generous support from the Department of European and International Studies, King's College London, and the Department of Politics, University of Manchester, we are happy to invite you to join us in reflecting upon the article’s impact, and in opening up new discussions around the utility and relevance of ‘authoritarian neoliberalism’ in the post-pandemic conjuncture.

The workshop will host three paper sessions, and conclude with a plenary roundtable featuring Ian Bruff (University of Manchester), Insa Koch (University of Sankt Gallen), John Narayan (King’s College London), Aleksandra Piletić (King’s College London) and Angela Wigger (Radboud University).

We invite papers that engage with authoritarian neoliberalism to analyse contemporary capitalism and its contradictions, crises, and challenges. We are especially interested in work that transcends disciplinary boundaries and methodological conventions in line with the article’s own success in speaking to different audiences.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Submissions from PhD students, early career researchers, independent scholars and activists are particularly encouraged.

You can find more details and the full CfP here.

You can register for the workshop using the sign-up form. Registration is free and will remain open until 3 June 2024.

You can also submit your abstract via the same form. Submission deadline is 19 April 2024. We will notify authors by 3 May 2024.

If you would like to be considered for a travel + accommodation bursary, please complete the second part of the form. PhD students, early career researchers, independent scholars and unemployed colleagues will be prioritised in the allocation of funds.

We are looking forward to seeing you in June - in the meantime, please share the CfP in your networks and on social media (Twitter thread, BlueSky thread)! A poster for your office door is attached.

Submission Deadline: 19 April 2024

Where to now? Emerging themes and directions for Critical Political Economy (UK, June 2024)

The SPERI Doctoral Researcher Network is writing to remind you of the call for papers for our upcoming Conference titled "Where to now? Emerging themes and directions for Critical Political Economy". Critical Political Economy (CPE) gives researchers at all levels a framework to explore some of the most pressing issues facing humanity today. As doctoral researchers at SPERI, one of the leading Political Economy research institutes in the UK, we see CPE as the foremost lens through which to understand the multiplicity of problems facing us today.

The event will take place on the 10th of June 2024 in person at the University of Sheffield and invitesDoctoral and Early Career Researchers to present their work as well as participate in a publishing workshop with editors from key journals in the field. Please find attached additional information about the conference and application procedure. You can submit an abstract here (https://forms.gle/p842Yeuo8oeZq4rm7). The deadline for submitting an abstract is next Friday, the 22nd of March.

If you have any questions please do get in touch with any of the SPERI DRN conveners!

The SPERI DRN team: Emma Mahoney (elmmahoney1@sheffield.ac.uk), Charline Sempéré (charline.sempere@sheffield.ac.uk), Frank Maracchione (fmaracchione1@sheffield.ac.uk), Nina Lotze (nilotze1@sheffield.ac.uk), Vicki Reif-Breitwieser (vmreif-breitwieser1@sheffield.ac.uk), Joshua White (jwhite9@sheffield.ac.uk)

Submission Deadline: 22 March 2024

Workers of the World Journal: Special Issue on "Strike Activity in the 21st Century: Implications of the Recent Global Upsurge"

While global capitalism has remained in the grip of a series of multi-dimensional and intertwined crises (including ongoing economic malaise, legacy of Covid, escalating impact of climate change, intensification of wars in different parts of the world such as Ukraine, Palestine and Africa and geopolitical crisis between Russia, China and the West, and the mounting debt crisis in the Global South), the past 18 months or so has also seen a welcome resurgence of strike action and social conflicts in many different countries around the world, representing a new, different and exciting period.

With the onset of the global financial crisis at the beginning of the 21st century there had already been a comeback of strikes and labour struggles in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well as a series of strikes against austerity in Western Europe. While the level of workers’ resistance was generally not sustained for long, there were elements of the global crisis that continued to create widespread anger and radicalisation, with an increasing political generalisation about the system of capitalism and the problems it creates, particularly among young people shaped by social movements such as Black Lives Matter, #MeToo and climate protests.

And more recently there has been a new upsurge of angry and defiant strike movements at varying levels of intensity and momentum in numerous countries, including France, Britain, Greece, Portugal, Belgium, United States, Canada, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and China, with workers rediscovering their power when they take collective action.

The revival of such strike activity has contributed to an undermining of the long predominant view that such action was no longer feasible due to widespread structural changes in the composition of the working class towards ‘precarious’, insecure and fragmented work contexts that make trade unionism and collective action near impossible.

In the light of such developments, we invite contributions to the Workers of the World journal that explore the nature, dynamics, trajectory, limits and potential, and implications of such strikes. As well as both empirical studies and/or analytical interpretations, we would also invite papers not merely on contemporary developments, but also comparative and historical studies that reflect on recent developments in the light of different struggles in the same or other countries and/or time periods.

Potential (but not exclusive) related topics are:

The papers must be send to the Executive Board at workersoftheworld1848@gmail.com.

Submission Deadline: 15 April 2024

XII Meeting of the Iberian Association of the History of Economic Thought (AIHPE) (Portugal, December 2024)

6-7December 2024 | University of Evora, Portugal

All interested parties are invited to present paper proposals to the XII Meeting of the Iberian Association of the History of Economic Thought, which will take place at the University of Évora (Colégio do Espírito Santo) on the 6th and 7th of December 2024.

Proposals are accepted on any topic within the history of economic thought, including topics and authors outside the Iberian geographical framework. Proposals for thematic sessions organized with 3 or 4 presentations are also accepted. Contributions from PhD students or postdoctoral researchers will be particularly welcome. Considering that one of the anchor areas of the University of Évora is the Mediterranean, presentations on themes and authors from this geographical-cultural area will also be particularly welcome.

Presentation proposals, accompanied by an abstract of approximately 200 words, should be sent to: (the link will be sent later)

Proposals for thematic sessions, accompanied by an abstract of approximately 600 words, should be sent to: (the link will be sent later) Important dates:

Submission of the presentation, which may be as an “extended abstract” version of around 1000 words: November 28, 2024

All information regarding accommodation, registration and general program of activities will be provided from September 2024. Requests for information should be sent to mbranco@uevora.pt

The Organizing Committee

Manuel Branco, University of Évora

Miguel Rocha de Sousa, University of Évora

Conceição Rêgo, University of Évora

José Luís Cardoso, ICS, University of Lisbon

Scientific Committee

Manuel Branco, University of Évora

José Luís Cardoso, ICS, University of Lisbon

Rebeca Gomez Betancourt, Université de Lyon 2

Maria Eugénia Mata, NOVASBE

Javier San Julián Arrupe, University of Barcelona

Alfonso Sánchez Hormigo, University of Zaragoza

Estrella Trincado Aznar, Complutense University of Madrid

By the organizing committee

Manuel Branco (Department of Economics, School of Social Sciences)

Submission Deadline: 30 May 2024

Call for Participants

AHE Webinar Series: The Argentina of Javier Milei (Online, April 2024)

Since the beginning of the military dictatorship in March 1976, pro-market visions were imposed by violating human rights in the darkest period of Argentina’s history and occupied political thought for more than four decades, even in democracy. Although these ideas had a brief pause in the period 2003-2015, they are still in force and now more than ever under the new administration of Mr. Milei. Mr. Milei has imposed a huge depreciation of the national currency, reducing the purchasing power of workers, and an adjustment of public spending by dismissing more than 50,000 public employees under the slogan of efficiency. Inflation has reached 200% per year and poverty has reached 60% under his administration, which has been in place for less than 5 months. As a heterodox community, we wish to better understand the social and economic consequences of the Milei government and discuss the possible alternatives Argentina now faces.


Ramiro Álvarez is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Political Economy and Development Studies at the National University of Moreno (Argentina). He is a specialist in the Political Economy of Argentina. After his Master in Economic Development at the National University of San Martín (Argentina) he did his PhD at the University of Siena (Italy). Ramiro teaches basic and advanced economics at different Argentinean universities. He has been a guest professor at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo due to his studies in Political Economy and he published many papers analysing the political “pendulum” in Argentina, and its impacts on income distribution and growth.

Matías Vernengo is Full Professor at Bucknell University. He was formerly Senior Research Manager at the Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA), Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Utah, and Assistant Professor at Kalamazoo College and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He has been an external consultant to several United Nations organizations including the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the International Labor Organization (ILO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). He has eight edited books, two books and more than one hundred and twenty articles published in scientific peer reviewed journals or book chapters. He specializes in macroeconomic issues for developing countries, in particular Latin America, international political economy and the history of economic ideas. He is also the emeritus founding co-editor of the Review of Keynesian Economics (ROKE), and co-editor in chief of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics.

María Carolina Moisés is a distinguished Argentine politician and political scientist with a rich career dedicated to public service and political advocacy. Beginning her political journey with foundational education from the University of Belgrano, where she earned a degree in Political Science, she has been a pivotal figure in Argentine politics. Her early academic achievements were complemented by international exposure through a program at the University of Berkley, Boston, which broadened her perspective on governance and public policy. Carolina’s political career is marked by her tenure as a National Senator for Jujuy since December 10, 2023, showcasing her continued relevance and leadership in Argentine politics. Prior to this role, she served as a National Deputy for Jujuy from December 18, 2017, to December 10, 2023, and previously from December 10, 2005, to December 9, 2009, where she was known for her passionate advocacy and significant legislative contributions, including her involvement in the landmark Audiovisual Media Law. As a speaker, María Carolina Moisés brings a wealth of experience, a profound understanding of political dynamics, and a visionary approach to addressing contemporary challenges. Her career is a testament to her unwavering dedication to public service, making her an inspiring figure in Argentine politics and beyond.

For more information and Zoom registration please visit the official website.

CRILS Public Lecture on "Industrial Animal Agriculture in the Polycrisis Era" (London, April 2024)

16 April 2024, 17:45 | Royal Veterinary College, Camden, London NW1 0TU

Join the Critical Research on Industrial Livestock Systems (CRILS) Network for an evening of talks and a discussion on the state of industrial animal agriculture in the context of intersecting crises. What role does industrial animal agriculture play in this era of multiple crises, including rapidly accelerating climate change and biodiversity loss, deteriorating public health, rising rates of forced and undignified labour and political instability and militarisation? How can we reconsider the entangled nature of multi-species connections between people, farmed animals, and nature in this context?

Drawing on research across marine and terrestrial food systems governance and labour theory, our speakers, Alex Blanchette (Associate Prof of Anthropology, Tufts University) and Christina Hicks (Prof. Political Ecology, Lancaster University) will explore these issues in-depth, followed by a discussion in response to audience QnA.

You can register yourself here.

Grecophone Summer School in Heterodox Economics (July 2024)

15-20 July 2024

Critique (Rethinking Economics Athens), with the support of INET, Rethinking Economics and the University of Thessaly, is offering a six-day educational programme that aims to provide participating students and ambitious researchers with advanced knowledge in pluralistic or heterodox economic methods and theories. Participants will have the opportunity to enrich their research capabilities by being introduced to all the basic aspects of a structured economic analysis. High quality training in this field of research is hard to access for Greek young scholars, since it almost exclusively takes place abroad, making the costs prohibitively high and the language barrier hard to overcome. We intend to foster fertile ground within the growing scientific community of Greek academia for the development of critical thinking and scientific debate, as a vehicle for the incubation of new economic paradigms.

More information, including a provisional programme and the application form, can be found at the official website [website in Greek].

Email: critique.ath@gmail.com

IIASA-MacroABM 1st Workshop (Laxenburg, April 2024)

18-19 April 2024 | IIASA, Schloss Laxenburg, Laxenburg, Austria

The macroeconomic agent-based model (MABM) started at IIASA is gaining momentum. Researchers and practitioners working on the model, both from academic and policy institutions, will meet on April 18-19th in Schloss Laxenburg. This workshop will facilitate exchanges on the model, create a space to get help on practical issues, and share ideas.

Macroeconomic agent-based models (MABM) generate the relevant macro-aggregates of a national economy from the micro-founded behavior of heterogeneous agents. MABMs have the potential to enrich the toolboxes of policy institutions such as central banks, enabling finer analyses of monetary and fiscal policies. The MABM developed at IIASA, described in Poledna et al. (2023), competes with state-of-the-art standard models in forecasting and uses publicly available data for calibrations. It is gaining momentum and has recently been adopted by the Bank of Canada (CANVAS) to enrich its in-house macroeconomic models. The code has been re-implemented on various platforms, and the model is being extended and reworked in several directions.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together scientists and practitioners who develop, use, or are interested in using the model in any of its versions. We aim to exchange successes and failures, good practices, and ideas. To participate, please register as per the contacts online. Please note that the number of participants is limited.

For further info concerning the workshop and the call for participants, please visit the website.

Registration Deadline: 5 April 2024

Workshop: "The Political Economy of Growth Models in an Age of Stagnation" (London, May 2024)

10 May 2024, 10.00-18.00 | River Room (Strand Campus, King’s Building, 2 floor), King’s College London

The Political Economy of Growth Models in an Age of Stagnation

If you want to attend please register.

The workshop offers a venue to discuss current research in Comparative Political Economy and the growth models approach in particular . It is motivated by and will present findings from the project The Political Economy of Growth Models in an Age of Stagnation. The 2008 Global Financial Crisis has led to a period of stagnation and divergent economic growth performances. The project investigates institutional sources of such divergent growth, considering both macroeconomic and institutional factors as well as their interaction. Specifically, we study (i) whether differences in financial and housing institutions explain why some countries are more prone to unstable house-price driven growth; (ii) whether differences in industrial relations and skill policies determine the successfulness of maintaining growth through exports; (iii) whether differences in fiscal and monetary policy coordination explain the use of government spending to support growth. At the theoretical level, the project combines post-Keynesian macroeconomics with a comparative institutionalist analysis of demand formation at the national, sectoral, and actor level. Empirically, we focus on the growth experiences of European countries. The project builds on previous research of the team's members: Stockhammer on Post-Keynesian macroeconomic foundations for Comparative Political Economy; Kohler and Stockhammer on financial cycles, austerity, and competitiveness in growth models since the Global Financial Crisis; Benassi on the role of industrial relations institutions for export performance; and Rademacher on the role of fiscal-monetary relations for economic policy outcomes.


9.30 coffee

9.45 Engelbert Stockhammer: Opening remarks

10.00 -12.00 panel 1 (chair: Engelbert Stockhammer)

12.00-13.00 lunch

13.00-15.00, panel 2 (chair: Inga Rademacher)

15.00-15.30 coffee break.

15.30-17.30 panel 3 (chair: Karsten Kohler)

17.30-18.00 Closing discussion

The event is free, but registration is required. Please register here.

Conference Papers, Reports, and Podcasts

Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast, Episode 76

The Podcast "Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast" is delighted to announce a new episode.

For this week, François, Jennifer, and Çınla chat with George Tavlas about his new book The Monetarists: The Making of the Chicago Monetary Tradition, 1927–1960.

Please find a link to the lastest episode here.

Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast, Episode 77

The Podcast "Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar: A History of Economics Podcast" is delighted to announce a new episode.

For this week, Çınla and François are joined by Kseniia Lopukh, Associate Professor of Economics at National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, to discuss her work on the famous Ukrainian economist, Mikhail Tugan-Baranovsky, as well as the economic history of, and history of economic thought in, Ukraine.

Please find a link to the lastest episode here.

Social Economics podcast: episode 10

Social Economics is a podcast series is sponsored by the ASE, whose mission is to foster research and publication centered on the reciprocal relationship between economics and the broader questions of human dignity, ethical values, and social philosophy. Each month, we get to sit down and interview scholars in the field.

Join us as we wrap up our season of Social Economics with Dr. Luis Monroy-Gomez-Franco, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In this episode, we take a deep dive into stratification economics, stratification in the global context, and his exciting research on social mobility and the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on learning.

Episode 10, and all other episodes, of Social Economics can be found on here.

Job Postings

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Job title: 2 Professorships for the modeling of social/ecological aspects of climate change at the Center for Critical Computational Studies

Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is one of Germany's prominent universities, and a founding member of German U15, the association of Germany's leading research universities. Goethe University thrives in the dynamic and cosmopolitan environment of Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region, acclaimed for its economic vitality and cultural diversity, and renowned for its eminent quality of life. This backdrop provides an ideal setting for academic pursuits, research innovation, intellectual exploration, and inspiring teaching. Covering a wide range of disciplines, Goethe University is committed to academic excellence, which is evident in our robust research programs, diverse range of disciplines, and a strong network of international collaborations.

Center for Critical Computational Studies | C3S

C3S, Goethe University’s latest initiative, epitomizes this ethos. As an innovation hub of inter- and transdisciplinary exploration, C3S is dedicated to coupling diverse academic fields, encompassing computer sciences, natural and life science, and social sciences, as well as health, economics, law, and the humanities. This unique collaboration aims to define and foster Critical Computational Studies. Its aims are threefold: To deepen our understanding of complex systems through a critical-computational lens; to scrutinize the impact of computational technologies in shaping societal realities; and to craft strategies for the responsible design and utilization of these technologies, emphasizing sustainability, trustworthiness, and justifiability.

In line with this ambitious vision, C3S invites applications for an explorative workshop (see below) from talented and visionary researchers who are keen to contribute to this venture. Ideal candidates possess a robust academic background, high-profile publications, a track record of cross-disciplinary collaborations, and a profound interest in the intersection of technological and normative approaches. Goethe University offers a stimulating academic environment, comprehensive support, and ample opportunities for research, teaching and transfer. Applicants will find in C3S a platform to not only advance their research but also to influence the future trajectory of Critical Computational Studies. They will join a vibrant community of scholars committed to making a tangible impact in both academic circles and broader society.

Two professorships (all gender welcome), open rank and open discipline

As part of our founding strategy and in our first round of recruitment, C3S is seeking as soon as possible to fill the positions of

The calls are open discipline and open rank (W1 to W2 Tenure Track; W2 to W3 Tenure Track; W3).

Ideal candidates for these professorships will possess a robust cross-disciplinary profile or interest, showcasing not only expertise within their specific domains but also a genuine openness to collaborative, cross-disciplinary work. They will demonstrate experience or a keen interest in integrating diverse aspects – ranging from physical and geological dimensions to biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics, and socio/socio-economic processes – into holistic models that address the polycrises of climate change, biodiversity loss, chemical pollution and their societal implications as a systemic planetary challenge. We envision development of crossdisciplinary models that not only forecast and comprehend complex feedback loops between environmental changes, changes in biodiversity and ecosystem services, and societal responses but also illuminate critical junctures where collective actions can bring about transformative changes.

Explorative Workshop

In an explorative workshop from 25 to 27 June in Frankfurt am Main, we will invite candidates to showcase their expertise and crossdisciplinary interests in a dynamic, engaging, and collaborative environment. Neither your application for the workshop nor the workshop as such are part of the formal hiring process. The workshop will pave the way for this hiring process, which will be conducted by extraordinary selection committees (“Findungskommissionen” in German) pursuant to the Rules of Recruitment (“Berufungssatzung” in German) of Goethe University.

Your application

We invite applications for the workshop until 2 April 2024 and will cover travel and accommodation for invitees.

Goethe University is steadfast in its commitment to fostering equal opportunities, embracing diversity, and ensuring inclusion in all its endeavors. We particularly encourage applications from qualified women and individuals with a background of migration, as we place significant emphasis on cultivating a family-friendly university work environment. Furthermore, candidates with severe disabilities, or those with equivalent status, will receive preferential consideration when qualifications are equal. This inclusive approach also extends to supporting women in fields where they are currently underrepresented, underscoring our dedication to promoting a balanced and diverse academic community.

For detailed information on the professorship profiles, the explorative workshop, and the application process please visit

Workshop at the Center for Critical Computational Studies

Cornelia Hofer
Assistant to the Managing Director of C3S
+49 69 798-12331

Application Deadline: 2 April 2024

Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Germany

Job title: PhD-candidate in the new Policy Lab “Climate Change, Development and Migration”.

RWI − Leibniz Institute for Economic Research is an independent, non-profit research institution headquartered in Essen, Germany. The institute is a leading center for scientific research and evidence-based policy advice in Germany.

RWI’s newly founded Policy Lab “Climate Change, Development and Migration” conducts research on environmental policies, labor markets, and migration from a global perspective. The policy lab cooperates closely with a wide network of academic partners, governments, and international organizations. The group is also engaged in the meta-science and research transparency debate. The unifying objective is to critically assess pro-poor policies on some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

RWI is inviting applications for a

PhD-candidate (m/f/d) (100% for 3 years) in the new Policy Lab “Climate Change, Development and Migration”.

The position is to work in close collaboration with Profs. Renate Hartwig and Jörg Ankel-Peters on population, health and development economics – with a meta-scientific angle. The candidate will apply empirical and data-driven methods, including qualitative and quantitative research designs, using a range of methods from text analysis to expert surveys and Randomized Controlled Trials. Projects will also examine the scientific process, i.e. how empirical evidence is generated and compiled, as well as, the shortcomings thereof. A specific focus will be dedicated to the science-policy interface and how scientific knowledge translates to society.

Your tasks will include

The successful applicant will

We offer the Ph.D. candidate

The full-time position (100%) is initially limited to three years, but an extension is desired. The position is based in Essen/Germany starting as soon as possible. Details can be arranged in consultation with the candidate. The remuneration and benefits are based on the German public service pay scale (100% TV-L E13). Compliance with the guidelines for the disabled and the provisions of the law on part-time work are guaranteed. We promote equality of all genders. For any inquiries regarding the position, please contact Prof. Renate Hartwig (renate.hartwig@rwi-essen.de). For information on the application procedure, please contact Mr. Tilo Schneider (humanresources@rwiessen.de). To apply, please send your application documents (a short cover letter [in English] outlining your interests and motivation, CV, relevant transcripts and diplomas, a writing sample [e.g. master thesis, seminar paper etc.], at least one letter of reference) via email to Tilo Schneider (humanresources@rwi-essen.de), quoting the reference number 70219-09/24 until April 30, 2024

RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Mr. Tilo Schneider PO Box 10 30 54, 45030 Essen humanresources@rwi-essen.de

For more information on the Institute, please visit http://www.rwi-essen.de

Please note, when you submit your application by email your data will be unencrypted, which may result in third parties to note and falsify your documents. Therefore, you can also submit your application by post.

Application Deadline: 30 April 2024

Modul University Vienna, Austria

Job title: Assistant Professor in Ecological Economics and Sustainability


The School of Sustainability, Governance, and Methods at Modul University Vienna (MU) is seeking an outstanding scholar to teach, raise third-party funding and conduct basic and applied research in the area of Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development. This is a full‐time, five‐years position where applicants are prepared to work 40 hours per week with the possibility for renewal. Candidates should have experience in conducting conceptual and empirical research and analyses in the broader area of Environmental and Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development. Additional experience in areas such as Environmental Policy and Governance, Climate Economics, Sustainability Analytics is highly appreciated.
Candidates are expected to engage in the existing research program at Modul University Vienna but should bring their own research agenda in order to be able to get involved in research projects. Experience in research proposal writing is highly appreciated. Furthermore, candidates are expected to become active in research cooperation in and outside the University. Teaching responsibilities shall include courses in Environmental Economics, Ecological Economics, Sustainable Development in the graduate program and other Economics and/or Management based courses in the curriculum of our undergraduate program.

The successful candidate will teach courses in undergraduate and graduate programs offered by Modul University Vienna. The teaching load for this position is 5 units/week per semester (1 unit = 45 minutes of teaching). The new colleague will be expected to further develop her/his research agenda in the area of Ecological Economics and Sustainability. Besides engagement in teaching and research, the candidate is expected to contribute to administrative and academic services and to be interested in outreach activities. Within the School the successful candidate is invited to contribute to the School’s engagement activities.


Desired skills and essential qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in research and teaching, possess a comprehensive understanding of widely used concepts and methodology of selected topics in the area of Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development. Therefore, candidates must have a record of or clear potential for excellent research, third party research funding, and student mentorship.
The successful candidate is expected to have outstanding qualifications:



This is a five‐years fixed term, full-time position with 40 working hours per week. The initial annual gross salary is EUR 64,500 before taxes (plus approx. 30% Arbeitgeberanteil = contribution to the social security and pension fund paid by the employer according to Austrian Law). The University offers opportunities for additional remuneration for extra teaching and outstanding scholarships.

Contact and Application
The position remains open until filled. The review of applications will commence immediately after announcement. The expected starting date is September 1st 2024. Please submit on Personio your complete application (in English) including cover letter, an extendedcurriculum vitae, and a letter of interest with a brief explanation how the candidate´s research profile would complement current research at Modul University Vienna.
For questions related to these positions please contact the Head of the School of Sustainability, Governance, and Methods Professor Sabine Sedlacek (sabine.sedlacek@modul.ac.at). Additional information about MU´s current research programs can be found at Faculty Publications | Modul University Vienna.

Apply for this job


Modul University Vienna is an international private university and offers cutting-edge education at BBA, BSc, MSc, MBA and PhD levels. Students and staff come from over 70 countries around the world, providing for a multicultural and diverse work environment.

As an employer, Modul University Vienna offers:

Modul University Vienna is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to equality and diversity that does not discriminate on the basis of, among other factors, age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender or gender expression, national origin, race, sexual orientation, or social class. We especially encourage women and people who belong minority groups to apply and welcome all applications that can contribute to a diverse working culture.

Application Deadline: 1 September 2024

Newcastle University, UK

Job title: Lecturer in International Politics

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

Grade F: £39,347 to £44,263 per annum
Grade G: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum

The Role
The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology seeks to appoint a Lecturer in International Politics.

The Politics Unit in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology is home to a diverse and friendly community of staff and students, committed to world-leading research and excellent, innovative teaching. We conduct interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse international politics research and teach international politics at all degree levels.

We're based in the newly refurbished Henry Daysh Building, bringing our school community closer together.You will conduct research in any area of international politics and contribute to teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Ideally, you will have a track record of engagement and evidence of the impact of your research beyond academic settings. We are particularly interested in scholars with expertise in political economy, public policy, race and ethnicity, and/or with an interest in the Global South, and who can teach research methods at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We value methodological pluralism.

You will be collegial and keen to develop your academic career in a collaborative environment that values and supports research, teaching and impact. You will be enthusiastic about discussing international politics with students and non-academic audiences.

You will have a track-record of publications in international politics in high impact journals and other outlets commensurate with your career stage. You will have experience of teaching undergraduates and/or postgraduates. You will be collegial and keen to develop your academic career in a collaborative environment that values and supports research, teaching, and engagement. We particularly welcome evidence of engagement with non-academic audiences.

For informal enquiries please reach out to: Dr Maarja Luhiste Maarja.luhiste@ncl.ac.uk, Prof. Valentina Feklyunina valentina.feklyunina@ncl.ac.uk, Dr Chan Ka Ming ka-ming.chan@ncl.ac.uk.

For more information about the school, please click here.

For information about research in Politics, please click here.

Application Deadline: 15 April 2024

University of Bonn, Germany

Job Title: 4-year post-doc in experimental meta-science

Project title: “The evolution of scientific practice – from simulation to experimentation”. Science is built upon reliable findings, yet many results fail to replicate. A growing field of ‘meta-science’ studies the inner workings of academia, to explore how it can be improved. We offer a 4-year post-doc position to study the impact of proxy-based scientific evaluation and reward systems on the quality of science. The position will be based at the Center for Economics and Neuroscience of the University of Bonn, is funded through the Medical Faculty of the University of Bonn, and is part of a transdisciplinary collaborative project with Oliver Braganza (Neuro- & Metascience, Bonn), Jakob Kapeller (Economics, Duisburg-Essen) and Uwe Peters (Philosophy, Utrecht University). Direct supervisors will be Johannes Schultz and Oliver Braganza.

The project proposes that academic competition based on proxy measures can lead to a cultural evolution of scientific practices, in which problematic practices can be selected when they entail advantages in terms of proxy performance. It will combine i) computational modelling of the publication process, and ii) a novel experimental approach to meta-science, which aims to test emerging hypotheses with real human participants. This project thus lies at the intersection of experimental economics, sociology and cognitive science, aiming to address fundamental questions about the interaction of competitive social systems and individual morality. Such questions are at the core of meta-science, but their relevance extends to many other competitive societal systems (for further reading see for example https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.211030). We expect a highly motivated candidate interested in the development of an experimental approach to meta-science as well as trans-disciplinary collaboration across natural and social sciences.



Starting date: The ideal starting date would be June 1st, 2024, but is negotiable.

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit the following documents in English (all combined in a single PDF) by email to johannes.schultz@ukbonn.de:

To informally enquire about the project or the position, please contact Oliver Braganza (oliver.braganza@ukbonn.de) or Johannes Schultz (johannes.schultz@ukbonn.de).If you know of any suitable applicants in your network of colleagues and former students who may be suitable, please forward them this advertisement.

Application Deadline: 31 April 2024

University of York, UK (1/2)

Job title: MSRC Doctoral Fellowship: Democratic resistance and mobilising civil society

Role Description


The Department of Politics at the University of York, UK seeks applications for a doctoral candidate position under the MSCA-Doctoral Network: ‘Understanding Latin American Challenges in the 21st Century (LAC-EU)’. The selected candidates will be required to enrol in York’s PhD training programme.

Funded under the EU Horizon Europe and the UKRI Guarantee, the LAC-EU doctoral network explores challenges in Latin American governance. The program offers students an exceptional opportunity to engage in network-wide training and acquire a broad range of research-focused and transferable skills across Europe and LAC.

To be eligible, you must have not been awarded a doctoral degree or have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months on 1 October 2024 or in the preceding 3 years. Short stays, such as holidays, do not count.

The post is full-time and is available from 1 October 2024 to 30th September 2027 on a fixed-term contract.


To undertake a PhD with the project title of Democratic resistance and mobilising civil society.

The objectives are:

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

Interview date: To be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Jean Grugle

For information, please visit the next link.

Application Deadline: 5 April 2024

University of York, UK (2/2)

Job title: MSRC Doctoral Fellowship: Governing the gender-health nexus

Role Description


The Department of Politics at the University of York, UK seeks applications for a doctoral candidate position under the MSCA-Doctoral Network: ‘Understanding Latin American Challenges in the 21st Century (LAC-EU)’. The selected candidates will be required to enrol in York’s PhD training programme.

Funded under the EU Horizon Europe and the UKRI Guarantee, the LAC-EU doctoral network explores challenges in Latin American governance. The program offers students an exceptional opportunity to engage in network-wide training and acquire a broad range of research-focused and transferable skills across Europe and LAC.

To be eligible, you must have not been awarded a doctoral degree or have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months on 1 October 2024 or in the preceding 3 years. Short stays, such as holidays, do not count.

The post is full-time and is available from 1 October 2024 to 30th September 2027 on a fixed-term contract.


To undertake a PhD with the project title of Governing the gender-health nexus: Delivering sexual and reproductive health.

The objectives include to:

Skills, Experience & Qualification

Interview date:to be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Jean Grugel

For information, please visit the next link.

Application Deadline: 5 April 2024


Thomas F. Divine Award: Winner's Announcement

The Association for Social Economics Announces

The 2023 Recipient of the Thomas F. Divine Award: George DeMartino (Professor at Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver)

Named for one of the founders of the Association for Social Economics, the Thomas F. Divine Award is presented annually to someone who over a lifetime has made important contributions to social economics and the social economy. George DeMartino was recognized by the Association for his work on professional economic ethics. His pioneering research in this field has had a substantial impact on the economics discipline and policy practice. By addressing the ethical consequences of how economics is practiced, his work has advanced a social economics perspective.

DeMartino raises the importance of being self-aware about the moral implications of economic models and policy prescriptions. His path-breaking scholarship in this area includes The Economists’ Oath (Oxford University Press, 2011) and The Tragic Science: How Economists Cause Harm (Even as They Aspire to Do Good) (University of Chicago Press, 2022). As a past president of ASE, DeMartino’s influence has been felt within the organization and its publications. Beyond that, he is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of AIRLEAP (Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions). AIRLEAP promotes “integrity and responsible leadership in economics and related professions” by providing resources to economic practitioners.

In his earlier work, DeMartino also made important contributions to literature on globalization and trade. In this work, he draws upon capabilities theory to probe the definition of global justice and how to define a “good” economic outcome. In presenting this award, the Executive Council of the Association for Social Economics warmly acknowledges George’s outstanding contributions

2024-2025 URPE Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2024.

The recipient will be announced by July 1, 2024.


URPE invites doctoral candidates in any discipline with an approved dissertation proposal in the area of radical political economics to apply for the URPE Dissertation Fellowship. The URPE dissertation fellow will receive $6500 to support their dissertation writing during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Applicants should submit:

1) A cover letter describing their background in radical political economics and explaining how the fellowship would contribute to the completion of their dissertation;

2) Curriculum Vitae;

3) Their approved dissertation proposal;

4) Two letters of reference (one of which should be from the dissertation committee chair). Letters should be submitted directly by the reference. Click here for the link.

The recipient will be asked to provide, at the end of the fellowship period, an account of the work completed during this period either in written form or in the form of a lightning talk to be posted on the URPE website, guidelines for which will be provided.

Submission Deadline: 31 May 2024.

Pierangelo Garegnani Thesis Prize 2024

The Centro di Ricerche e Documentazione “Piero Sraffa”, in accordance with the wishes of the family and with its financial support, establishes for the eleventh year a Prize in memory of Pierangelo Garegnani of the amount of € 3,000 (before tax), aimed at young scholars who are engaged or plan to engage in research in economic analysis along the lines of the work of Pierangelo Garegnani.

The Prize is awarded to researchers in the field of Economics who are attending a PhD course, or have defended since 2019 their PhD thesis, in Italian or foreign Universities.

The applications must be submitted no later than July 31, 2024 by electronic mail

The application must be accompanied by the following documents:

The application and the attached documents must be written either in English or in Italian. If the language of the doctoral or graduate thesis is neither of them, an outline (6,000-9,000 words) of the thesis in English or Italian must be attached to the application.

The applications will be evaluated by a Committee of three members, appointed jointly by the Board of Directors of Centro Sraffa and the family of Pierangelo Garegnani. The members of the Committee will be preferably chosen among scholars belonging to academic institutions in which Pierangelo Garegnani carried out his research and teaching activities.

Submission Deadline: 31 July 2024


Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 44 (2)

Miguel Bruno, Leda Maria Paulani: Developmentalist policies in financialized economies: contradictions and impasses of the Brazilian case

Bhimo R. Samudro, Yogi P. Pratama, Albertus M. Soesilo, Harry Bloch, Ruhul Salim, Andri Prasetyo, Muhammad B. Sistriatmaja: Long waves of economic growth in Asia and Western Europe, 1950-2020: are there any circularcumulative causation and contradiction aspects?

Tomás Costa de Azevedo Marques, Giorgio Romano Schutte: An analysis of the Chinese inward FDI development and regulation policy and the Five-Year Plans

Renato Perissinotto: O desenvolvimentismo como legado histórico

Lena Lavinas, Eliane Araújo, Pedro Rubin: Income transfers and household debt. The advancing collateralization of social policy in the midst of restructuring crises

Pedro Micussi: A economia política da política econômica: empresários industriais e preços macroeconômicos no Brasil (2003- 2016)

Giacomo Otavio Tixiliski: Chinese global agribusiness project in the Brazilian soybean commodity chain: Historical structures and current actions

Talita Silva, Thais Barcellos, Guilherme Hirata, João Batista Araujo e Oliveira: A universalização da pré-escola no Brasil: uma análise de determinantes históricos

Cambridge Journal of Economics 48 (2)

Francisco Nunes-Pereira and Mário Graça Moura: On the survival of a flawed theory of capital: mainstream economics and the Cambridge capital controversies

Wilfried Parys: Ricardo’s finances and Waterloo: legends by Samuelson and others lack historical evidence

Michele Bee and Raphaël Fèvre: Gold Rush vs. War: Keynes on reviving animal spirits in times of crisis

Colin Rogers: Whitehead’s fallacy of misplaced concreteness and the unfortunate uselessness of all monetary-macro theory micro-founded on Walrasian-Pareto general equilibrium theory

Theo Santini and Ricardo Azevedo Araujo: Vertical integration, technical progress and structural change

Pedro Romero Marques and Fernando Rugitsky: Rentiers and distributive conflict in Brazil (2000–2019)

Mikael Randrup Byrialsen and others: Wage-led or profit-led: is it the right question to examine the relationship between income inequality and economic growth? Insights from an empirical stock-flow consistent model for Denmark

Rosario Patalano: Criminal capitalism: a new socio-economic formation

Mario Ferrero: The way forward from Guild Socialism: a comment on Hodgson

Capitalism Nature Socialism 35 (1)

House Organ

Michael Lowy: Climate Crisis and Alienation

Capitalism and the Ruination of Society and Nature: A Special Issue of CNS

Dylan M. Harris & Joshua Mullenite: Ruins and Ruination in Political Ecology: An Introduction to the Special Issue

Theodore Hilton: Dixiecratic Dreaming and Disavowal in Plaquemines Parish: Leander H. Perez Memorial Park

Andrea Marston: Architectures of Extraction: Labor and Industrial Ruination in Highland Bolivia

Fernando Galeana: The Political Ecology of Archaeology and the Archaeological Imagination in the Honduran Frontier

María Guillén-Araya: The Ruins of the Enclave: Simultaneity and Agrarian Change in Palmar Sur, Costa Rica

Racial Capitalism and Environmental Injustice

Hadi Khoshneviss: State of Exception, Necropolitics, and Puerto Rico: Naturalizing Disaster and Naturalizing Difference


Charles Levenstein & Beth Rosenberg: Idaho Falls: “They're not replacing the light bulbs – they're all burned out.”

Sam Friedman: As The Warming Comes

Volodymyr Bilyk: Leaving Kyiv

Ecological Economics 219

Nikki P. Dumbrell, Sarah Ann Wheeler, Alec Zuo, David Adamson: Comparing Australian public and farmer views on agricultural land use and management practices for sustainability

Amelie Luhede, Houda Yaqine, Reza Bahmanbijari, Michael Römer, Thorsten Upmann: The value of information in water quality monitoring and management

Pilar Osorio, María-Ángeles Tobarra, Manuel Tomás: Are there gender differences in household carbon footprints? Evidence from Spain

Marta Meleddu, Marilena Vecco, Massimiliano Mazzanti: The Role of Voluntary Environmental Policies Towards Achieving Circularity

Zheming Yan, Ying Yu, Kerui Du, Ning Zhang: How does environmental regulation promote green technology innovation? Evidence from China's total emission control policy

Andreas Roos: Renewing the Subterranean Energy Regime? How Petroculture Obscures the Materiality of Deep Geothermal Energy Technology in Sweden

Carlos Moreno-Miranda, Liesbeth Dries: Circular economy intentions in the fruit and vegetable sector of Central Ecuador

Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki, Susanna Horn, Hanna Entsalo, Topi Turunen, ... Juuli Närhi: Leverage points for sustainability transformation: Identifying past and future changes in the Finnish (circular) plastic packing system

Ambika Markanday, Bosco Lliso, Alevgul H. Sorman: Investing in Nature: Assessing the Effects of Monetary and Non-Monetary Valuations on Decision-Making

Manuel Llorca, Ana Rodriguez-Alvarez: Economic, environmental, and energy equity convergence: Evidence of a multi-speed Europe?

Gustav Agneman, Sofia Henriks, Hanna Bäck, Emma Renström: On the nexus between material and ideological determinants of climate policy support

Luciana Parzianello, Terciane Sabadini Carvalho: What if Brazilians reduce their beef consumption?

Haozhi Pan, Yanhao Sun, Manheng Wang, Zian Dong, ... Xiaoling Zhang: Rising from the ashes: Transitioning towards carbon neutrality through the pathways of circular economy agglomeration

Luke Brander, Florian Eppink, Christine Madden Hof, Joshua Bishop, ... Louise Teh: Turtle Economic Value: The non-use value of marine turtles in the Asia-Pacific region

Amer Ait Sidhoum, Philipp Mennig, Fabian Frick: Assessing the impact of agri-environmental payments on green productivity in Germany

Joachim Schleich, Sven Alsheimer: The relationship between willingness to pay and carbon footprint knowledge: Are individuals willing to pay more to offset their carbon footprint if they learn about its size and distance to the 1.5 °C target?

Qambemeda M. Nyanghura, Lisa Biber-Freudenberger, Jan Börner: Incentives for biodiversity conservation under asymmetric land ownership

Ben Blachly, Charles Sims, Travis Warziniack: Ecosystem complementarities: Evidence from over 700 U.S. watersheds

Chiara Perelli, Luca Cacchiarelli, Valentina Peveri, Giacomo Branca: Gender equality and sustainable development: A cross-country study on women's contribution to the adoption of the climate-smart agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

Maxime Ollier, Stéphane De Cara: Give and take: An analysis of the distributional consequences of emission tax-and-rebate schemes with an application to greenhouse gas emissions from European agriculture

George Philippidis, Rodrigo Xavier Álvarez, Lorenzo Di Lucia, Hugo González Hermoso, ... Pieter Johannes Verkerk: The development of bio-based industry in the European Union: A prospective integrated modelling assessment

Martina Sartori, Emanuele Ferrari, Robert M'Barek, George Philippidis, ... Panos Panagos: Remaining Loyal to Our Soil: A Prospective Integrated Assessment of Soil Erosion on Global Food Security

Sebastian Berger: Karl Polanyi's and K. William Kapp's arguments on social costs: is there a common “revolutionary” raison d'être?

Stefan Ortiz-Przychodzka, Camila Benavides-Frías, Christopher Raymond, Isabel Díaz-Reviriego, Jan Hanspach: Corrigendum to “Rethinking economic practices and values as assemblages of more-than-human relations” [Ecological Economics 211 (2023) 107866]

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Isabella M Weber and others: Inflation in times of overlapping emergencies: Systemically significant prices from an input–output perspective

Michalis Nikiforos and others: Markups, profit shares, and cost-push-profit-led inflation

Giovanna Ciaffi and others: Measuring the macroeconomic responses to public investment in innovation: evidence from OECD countries

Lucrezia Fanti and others: A North-South Agent–Based Model of segmented labor markets: the role of education and trade asymmetries

Alessandro Caiani and Ermanno Catullo: Fiscal transfers and common debt in a Monetary Union: a multi-country agent–based stock flow consistent model

Jean-Marc B Atsebi and others: The sectoral trade losses from financial crises

Adam Aboobaker: Hierarchical consumption preferences, redistribution, and structural transformation

Martin Guzman and others: Power in sovereign debt markets: debtors’ coordination for more competitive outcomes

International Journal of Political Economy 53 (1)

Sakir Devrim Yilmaz & Antoine Godin: Strongly Sustainable Development Trajectories: The Road to Social, Environmental, and Macroeconomic Stability – Introduction

Thi Thu Ha Nguyen & Étienne Espagne: Climate Impacts and Institutionalization in Viet Nam

Nikolaos Rodousakis, Giuliano Toshiro Yajima & George Soklis: The Economic and Environmental Effects of a Green Employer of Last Resort: A Sectoral Multiplier Analysis for the United States

Alvaro Moreno, Diego Guevara, Jhan Andrade, Christos Pierros, Antoine Godin, Sakir Devrim Yilmaz & Sebastian Valdecantos: Low-Carbon Transition and Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities: A Multidimensional Approach in Tracing Vulnerabilities and Its Application in the Case of Colombia

Alexandre Rambaud: How Can Accounting Reformulate the Debate on Natural Capital and Help Implement Its Ecological Approach?

Marie Forget & Magali Rossi: Beyond Technology and Toward Sustainable Trajectories for Mining Territories: A Challenge for the Present

Review of International Political Economy 31 (2)

Will Bateman & Jens van ‘t Klooster: The dysfunctional taboo: monetary financing at the Bank of England, the Federal Reserve, and the European Central Bank

Aleksandra Piletić: Continuity or change? Platforms and the hybridization of neoliberal institutional contexts

Nina Glatzer, Manuel Neumann & Franziska Müller: New constitutionalism across the North-South divide—neoliberalization through development cooperation agreements

Susan Engel & David Pedersen: More debtfare than healthcare: business as usual in the Multilateral Development Banks’ COVID-19 response in India

Amalina Anuar & Chan Xin Ying: The ignorance of hypervigilance: agnotology and halal along the Belt and Road

Sara E. Davies, Belinda Eslick, Darlene Joy D. Calsado, Claire Samantha Juanico, Zin Mar Oo, Robin E. Roberts, Yadanar & Naomi Woyengu: Centering social reproduction during crisis: women’s experiences of food insecurity in Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines during the COVID-19 pandemic

Matti Ylönen, Ringa Raudla & Milan Babic: From tax havens to cryptocurrencies: secrecy-seeking capital in the global economy

Kathleen J. Brown, Matthew DiGiuseppe & Patrick E. Shea: Ethnic politics and sovereign credit risk

Mario G. Schapiro: Globalizing from the inside out: national responses to international soft law in Latin America’s banking sector

Deborah Barros Leal Farias: Unpacking the ‘developing’ country classification: origins and hierarchies

Anton Malkin & Tian He: The geoeconomics of global semiconductor value chains: extraterritoriality and the US-China technology rivalry

Hirofumi Kawaguchi & Ikuma Ogura: Geographic divides in protectionism: the social context approach with evidence from Japan

Alero Akporiaye: Competing investor response to direct and indirect expropriation: evidence from the extractive sector

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Crelis Rammelt: How entropy drives us towards degrowth

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Rafael Galvão de Almeida and Leonardo Gomes de Deus: Critique of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged political economy and its place in neoliberalism

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Junaid Jahangir: Book review of Chang, Ha-Joon, (2022) Edible Economics

Books and Book Series

A Pluralistic Introduction to Macroeconomics:Methodology, Theory, and Policy

by Hendrik Van den Berg | 2024, Edward Elgar Publishing

This introductory textbook provides a broad introduction to the field of macroeconomics and the alternative approaches to modeling an economic system. Adopting a pluralistic approach, it rigorously analyzes the theories and policies proposed by the classical and neoclassical, Marxian, institutionalist, Keynesian and post-Keynesian schools of thought. It critically examines fiscal, monetary, and regulatory policies prescribed by the different schools, exploring the intricate links between the economy, society and nature. It ultimately demonstrates that economic modeling is always a matter of choice and compromise, and no one school of thought can accurately capture the full essence of a real evolving economic system under all circumstances, in all places, and at all times in history.

Please find a link to the book here.

Post-Keynesian Economics for the Future: Sustainability, Policy and Methodology

edited by Jesper Jespersen, Finn Olesen and Mikael Randrup Byrialsen | 2024, Edward Elgar Publishing

This timely book provides 15 chapters of cutting-edge academic work related to Post-Keynesian economics for the future. This includes stock-flow consistent modelling and analyses of the key challenges associated with the economic policies of sustainability. The first part highlights the important challenges of understanding the increasingly disrupted macroeconomic system of global supply chains, fluctuating inflation and unsustainable development in an uncertain and unpredictable economic environment.

These changes call for an updated analytical framework at the global and national levels. For this purpose, the expert contributors firstly present a stock-flow consistent model framework to analyse these new conditions in order to achieve sustainable development in the future. The next sections contain contributions offering a renewed understanding of key macroeconomic phenomena such as Keynes’s fundamental uncertainty and principle of effective demand in an increasingly unstable economic and political system. Following chapters discuss how to re-establish and coordinate a demand-led and sustainable growth path using unconventional fiscal and monetary policy in an unpredictable global environment.

The book contains important updates of macroeconomic theory and method, and presents a number of empirical case-studies. It will be an indispensable read for scholars and students interested in the development within Post-Keynesian theory, policy and methodology. It will also be informative for civil servants working in the Treasury or banking sectors, and policymakers in public and private institutions making decisions for the future in an uncertain economic environment.

Please find a link to the book here.

Aristotle’s Economics: Ethics and Exchange

by David Reisman | 2024, Edward Elgar Publishing

Aristotle’s Economics is a thoughtful and comprehensive account of Aristotle''s intellectual system. Drawing upon all of his surviving writings, this book deftly illustrates how Aristotle considered economics to be just one of many areas which make up the social and political whole. David Reisman offers an in-depth and accessible analysis of Aristotle’s theories, adeptly comparing them to the work of his contemporaries. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this book demonstrates how Aristotle embedded his economics in a wider synthesis that extends from scientific method to ethics, law and the spectrum of constitutions. Aristotle’s economics cannot be separated from his ideas on the good society, the pragmatic state and the sensible guidance of far-sighted intellectuals. Aristotle’s Economics shows that Aristotle put morals before things. His lasting message was that material goods should only be seen as the means to a fruitful and varied life rather than as life’s end and goal.

This thought-provoking study will be of interest to students, academics and researchers in economic thought and political economy. Aristotle linked his economics to political and social theory. This book will appeal to readers who believe that the answers to many of our present-day problems lie in the history of ideas and the work of Plato’s most distinguished disciple.

Please find a link to the book here.

Diplomacy and Capitalism: The Political Economy of U.S. Foreign Relations

edited by Christopher R.W. Dietrich | 2022, University of Pennsylvania Press

At the same time as modern capitalism became an engine of progress and a source of inequality, the United States rose to global power. Hence diplomacy and the forces of capitalism have continually evolved together and shaped each other at different levels of international, national, and local transformations. Diplomacy and Capitalism focuses on the crucial questions of wealth and power in the United States and the world in the twentieth century. Through a series of wide-ranging case studies on the history of international political economy and its array of state and non-state actors, the volume's authors analyze how material interests and foreign relations shaped each other. How did the rising and then disproportionate power of the United States and the actions of corporations, creditors, diplomats, and soldiers shape the twentieth-century world? How did officials in the United States and other nations understand the relationship between foreign investment and the state? How did people outside of the United States respond to and shape American diplomacy and political-economic policy? In detailed discussions of the exchanges and entanglements of capitalism and diplomacy, the authors answer these crucial questions. In doing so, they excavate how different combinations of material interest, geopolitical rivalry, and ideology helped create the world we live in today. The book thus analyzes competing and shared visions of international capitalism and U.S. diplomatic influence in chapters that bring the book's readers from the dawn of the twentieth century to its end, from Theodore Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan.

Please find a link to the book here.

Elgar Encyclopedia of Water Policy, Economics and Management

Edited by Phoebe Koundouri & Angelos Alamanos | Edward Elgar 2024

This authoritative Encyclopedia provides an innovative approach to theory, reviews, applications and examples relevant to the basic concepts of water science and water management issues in order to facilitate better interdisciplinary cooperation.

In light of the broadening field and study of water management, the expert contributors set the basis for a holistic approach to water science by examining the various technical, cross-disciplinary, socio-economic and policy extents. Using global case studies, elaborated in large European and global research and innovation projects, they illustrate how different approaches to modern water management issues can stem the flow of ongoing climate change and ecosystem collapse challenges to improve future decision-making and policies.

Providing concise summaries and knowledge from both a theoretical and an applied viewpoint, this Encyclopedia will be an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and practitioners of water research policy and governance, agricultural and environmental economics, biodiversity, technology, and marine studies.

Please find a link to the book here.

Inventing Ideas: Patents, Prizes, and the Knowledge Economy

by B. Zorina Khan | 2020, Oxford University Press

How do knowledge and ideas influence the competitiveness of firms and nations? Current debates about grand innovation prizes, patent trolls, technological disruption, human capital, and the role of an entrepreneurial state reflect and replicate earlier controversies that took place on both sides of the Atlantic. This book shows how and why the ideas of creative individuals promote progress. The insights are based on original archival research regarding over 100,000 inventors, patented inventions, and innovation prizes in Europe and the United States during industrialization. This systematic empirical analysis across time and place and institutions provides a comprehensive microfoundation for understanding technological change and long-run macroeconomic growth. British and French policies favored “administered innovation systems,” in which elites, administrators, or panels made key economic decisions about inducement prizes, rewards, and the allocation of resources. European institutions generated returns that were misaligned with economic value and productivity and perpetuated socioeconomic inequality. Europe fell behind when the negative consequences of such top-down administered systems accumulated and reduced comparative advantage. The modern knowledge economy emerged when, for the first time in world history, an intellectual property clause was included in a national Constitution, in the United States. This strong endorsement for open-access property rights and unfettered markets in ideas reflected a revolution in thinking about the sources of creativity and technical progress. U.S. global industrial ascendancy was a direct outcome of its decentralized market-oriented institutions, which fostered diversity in ideas and innovations, the diffusion of information and disruptive technologies, and sustained endogenous growth.

Please find a link to the book here.

Land, Water, Air and Freedom: The Making of World Movements for Environmental Justice

By Joan Martínez-Alier | Edward Elgar 2024

This ground-breaking book makes visible the global counter-movement for environmental justice, combining ecological economics and political ecology. Using 500 in-depth empirical analyses from the Atlas of Environmental Justice, Martínez-Alier analyses the commonalities shared by environmental defenders and offenders respectively.

Each narrative emphasizes the diverse vocabularies, iconographies, and valuation languages of poor and Indigenous activists without losing sight of the global scale of climate action and biodiversity loss. Revealing the circularity gap at the centre of the industrial economy, the book focuses on the frontiers of commodity extraction and waste disposal. Alongside exploring protagonists and geographies of resistance, chapters delve into corporate irresponsibility, unequal trade, and feminist neo-Malthusianism. Although grassroots movements for socio-economic sustainability are deeply diverse, there are global patterns of action and empowerment.

This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of environmental social sciences and humanities, anthropology, geography, international relations, and ecology. It will also help activists engaged in the movements for environmental justice.

Please find a link to the book here.

New Developmentalism: Introducing a New Economics and Political Economy

By Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira | Edward Elgar 2024

This timely book offers a concise summary of new developmentalism, exploring this in the context of both heterodox economics and political economy. It adopts a historical–structural method that is critical of orthodox or Neoclassical Economics. Luis Carlos Bresser-Pereira delves into the roots of new developmentalism from the quasi-stagnation of middle-income countries, covering how it developed from Marxian economics, post-Keynesian economics and Classical Structuralism.

Innovative in its approach and coverage, Bresser-Pereira first introduces the method and the schools relevant to new developmentalism, before moving on to look at how it can revolutionise political economy, economics and growth economics. Chapters explore the capitalist revolution, the phases of capitalist development and class coalitions, micro- and macro-economics, and the importance of the exchange rate in determining investment and growth. The book concludes with a forward-looking synopsis of the ways in which new developmentalism is both green and social.

This will be a critical read for heterodox economics students and scholars, as well as economics students more widely. Its practical implications will also make this an invigorating read for economists looking to better understand new developmentalism and its potential impacts.

Please find a link to the book here.

Radical Politics: On the Causes of Contemporary Emancipation

By Peter D. Thomas | Oxford University Press, 2024

The last twenty years have witnessed a proliferation of radical social and political movements around the world, in wave after wave of struggles against intersecting forms of exploitation, domination, and subalternization. From the International Women's Strike and Occupy, to #BlackLivesMatter and direct action against the climate emergency, a series of common questions have continually re-emerged as immediate and practical challenges. How should radical political movements relate to the state? What makes emancipatory politics fundamentally different from both technocratic and populist models of "politics as usual"? Which forms of organization are most likely to deepen and extend the dynamics that led to the emergence of these movements in the first place?

To investigate the goal, nature, method, and organizational forms of radical political engagement against the neoliberal consensus, Peter D. Thomas draws on the work of Antonio Gramsci, the Italian Communist Party leader and political theorist best known for his ideas about hegemony. Hegemony is a concept that, most commonly understood, describes either the way in which a political system functions from the top down, through a culture of passive consent, or a process of neutralizing cultural and political differences to form unity in a nation state. Interestingly, both the left and right have seized on this idea, but, of course, to different political ends. In Radical Politics, Thomas argues that both of these interpretations are misapprehensions of the radical potential of Gramsci's ideas.

Offering a new reading of Gramsci, Thomas contends that hegemony is a process of differentiation in which political culture is always changing, and always with the goal of moving toward expanded freedom. Over the course of the book, Thomas looks at the way in which various theorists have approached the dilemma of how to engage productively in radical politics and explains why hegemony is a method of doing politics rather than an end goal. A distinctive and forceful contribution to ongoing debates about the nature and orientation of contemporary emancipatory movements, Radical Politics provides a counterintuitive interpretation of Gramsci's famous and newly relevant work.

Please find a link to the book here.

Robots and Immigrants: Who Is Stealing Jobs?

by Kostas Maronitis and Denny Pencheva | 2024, Bristol University Press

Who steals jobs? Who owns jobs? Focusing on the competitive labour market, this book scrutinises the narratives created around immigration and automation. The authors explore how the advances in AI and demands for constant flow of immigrant workers eradicate political and working rights, fuelling fears over job theft and ownership.

Shedding light on the multiple ways in which employment is used as an instrument of neoliberal governance, this revealing book sparks new debate on the role of automation and migration policies. It is an invaluable resource for academics and practitioners working in the areas of immigration and labour, capitalism and social exclusion, and economic models and political governance.

Please find a link to the book here.

Understanding Green Finance: A Critical Assessment and Alternative Perspectives

Edited by Johannes Jäger &Ewa Dziwok | Edward Elgar 2024

Exploring how green finance has become a key strategy for the financial industry in the wake of the 2007-08 financial crisis, this timely book critically assesses the current dominant forms of neoliberal green finance. Understanding Green Finance delivers a pioneering analysis of the topic, covering the essential tenets of green finance with an emphasis on critical approaches to mainstream views and presenting alternatives insights and perspectives.

This prescient book first introduces the concept of, and current approaches to, green finance and green monetary policy, ultimately presenting a range of potential alternatives including both reformist and transformative-progressive approaches. Chapters explore how neoliberal green finance tends to deepen financialisation, and does not effectively address environmental problems, offering insights into reformist forms of green finance that insist that state regulation and public financing are crucial to tackling environmental problems.

A crucial contribution to the debate surrounding the financial industry’s role in addressing the environmental crisis, this book will be beneficial for academics and students with an interest in environmental, ecological and financial economics. The accessible writing style will also prove valuable for policy makers, civil society professionals and financial and sustainability experts.

Please find a link to the book here.

Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants

Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany

In the following you can find two interdisciplinary, heterodox Master programs at the Berlin School of Economics and Law:

1) MA in International Economics

The Master’s degree programme International Economics offers an in-depth exploration of international macroeconomic issues and problems, like global and regional imbalances, macroeconomic instability, inequality and ecological constraints of economic activities. This consecutive degree programme imparts a critical understanding of current debates in economics, including a number of heterodox approaches, and is seeking to adopt a pluralist perspective. The programme has a strongly international approach and aims to integrate an understanding of theoretical controversies, historical developments and contemporary policy disputes. It also contains an interdisciplinary component reflecting the importance that social and political institutions play in shaping economic developments, and offers several options for specialisation. The programme is accredited and it will equip students with the skills to pursue internationally oriented careers with government and non-government organisations, research institutes, think tanks, trade unions, international organisations and international businesses, as well as to apply for PhD programmes. Courses are taught entirely in English.

2) MA in Political Economy of European Integration

The Master in Political Economy of European Integration offers an extraordinary, interdisciplinary Master programme, combining critical research in political sciences and sociology, law, and (heterodox) macroeconomics. The programme covers different dimensions of European integration such as environment and energy, labour and social reproduction, as well as money and trade, and offers several options for specialisation. The programme is accredited and enables students to participate professionally in the processes of European integration and to pursue international careers with European institutions and with governments as well as business organisations, trade unions, non-governmental organisations and institutions of policy formulation and research in the member states of the EU. Courses are taught entirely in English.


The application period for the winter term for students with a non-German Bachelor’s degree starts on 15 March and ends on 15 May, for students with a German Bachelor’s degree it starts on 15 April, and ends on 15 June. For more information and application please visit the official websites for MA International Economics and MA Political Economy of European Integration.

Application Deadline (non-German BA): 15 May 2024

Application Deadline (German BA): 15 June 2024

John Jay College, US

John Jay MA in Economics at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The John Jay MA in Economics at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York is one of a handful of economics graduate programs that is focused on heterodox, or non-mainstream, approaches to understanding capitalism. Unlike most economics programs, we are unapologetically committed to a progressive, policy-oriented approach, and to a diversity of schools of thought. While the John Jay program offers the same core economics training as in other graduate programs, it is one of the few places where Marx, Keynes and other great radical thinkers in economics are also a central part of the curriculum. At John Jay, you will take rigorous courses on Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Statistics, but you will also be able to study Economic History, Political Economy of Race and Gender, Marxist Political Economy, Feminist Economics, Post Keynesian Macroeconomics, and Community Economic Development.

We are also one of the most diverse economics programs in the country. Economics is one of the least diverse social sciences — nationally, only 1 percent of all Economics M.A. students are Black, only 3 percent are Latinx, and most are men. But two-thirds of the graduates of the John Jay M.A. in Economics program have been Black and Latinx, and over half have been women. Our students come from Africa, Latin America and Asia as well as from the US.

We’re a new program, only four years old, but we already have a strong track record and culture. Our students and faculty see the study of economics not as an end in itself, but as a way of taking on the most pressing issues in our society. In our first class of graduates, the topics of capstone essays included: the causes of the 2018 rice inflation in the Philippines; the economics of private service contracts in public prisons; the case against the West African CFA franc; the resource curse and oil exploration in Guyana; the nineteenth century gold standard as tool of ruling class power; and the economics of redlining in mid-20th century US housing markets.

What do you need to do to apply?

To apply for Fall 2024, your application needs to be submitted by July 1st, 2024. Recommendation letters do not need to be received by that date, but we do need the names of your recommenders, as well as the completed online form and your college transcript.

We admit new students only in the fall semester.

To be considered for admission, you must have:

We prefer, but do not require, undergraduate calculus. (The online form is out of date on this point). We do not require GREs. We are less interested in what classes you’ve taken than in your intellectual curiosity, your willingness to work hard, and your commitment to using your training to help change the world.

For more information and application please visit the official website.

Application Deadline: 1 July 2024

The Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy

Job Title: 10 fully funded doctoral positions (4 years)

The Gran Sasso Science Institute, a public research-intensive university dedicated to doctoral education in L'Aquila, Italy, has advertised 10 fully funded doctoral positions in its 4-year English-taught PhD programme in Regional Science & Economic Geography. The programme offers training in both quantitative and qualitative research methods in economic geography and regional studies.

L'Aquila is a mid-size historical town in central Italy, surrounded by mountains in a largely unspoiled natural environment. It is the capital city of the Abruzzo region. Rome can be reached from L'Aquila in about one hour and half by bus.

The Ph.D. program in “Regional Science and Economic Geography” is a cutting-edge and interdisciplinary program designed to explore the intricate relationship between space and socioeconomic phenomena, by employing mixed methods and interdisciplinary approaches. This Ph.D. program equips students with the skills to offer evidence-based policy recommendations, rooted in robust empirical findings and established causal relationships, and fosters research in economic and/or human geography. It aims to address the challenges posed by globalization, urbanization, climate change, and development by fostering a deeper understanding of these processes. We welcome students with different backgrounds, including (but not limited to) applied economics, economic and/or human geography, or sociology, who share an interest in these issues.

The PhD Programme lasts four years. The Academic Year will start on November 1st, 2024. The GSSI awards scholarships until the thesis dissertation and for a maximum of four years. The yearly gross amount of the scholarship is € 16.243,00. An additional 50% on a monthly basis can be awarded for research periods abroad if approved by the GSSI. During their first year, PhD students will be offered free accomodation by the GSSI. In the remaining three years they will receive from the university a contribution to their housing costs.

All details related to this call can be found here.

Students with interests in critical and heterodox regional studies and economic geographies are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 23 May 2024

University of Glasgow, UK

Job title: PhD opportunity on the Energy Transition (fully funded)

Do you want to contribute to a just energy transition for some of the most vulnerable in society? Would you like to be based in Glasgow (Scotland) and Sydney (Australia) during your studies? Do you have a background in housing, energy, public health, environmental, regional, or urban studies, or training from the disciplines of sociology, geography, or anthropology? We have the opportunity for you!

See here for further details, or contact Gerard.McCartney@glasgow.ac.uk or lynne.chester@sydney.edu.au

Application Deadline: 15 April 2024


AHE: "10 Women in Heterodox Economics that You Should Know About"

The theme for the 2024 International Women’s Day is “inspire inclusion”. Are you curious to find out more about women economists who advocated for inclusion and made history in heterodoxy? Visit the new AHE Website to find out about "10 women in heterodox economics you should know about".

Calls for Support

European Economists for an Alternative Economic Policy in Europe (EuroMemo Group)

This post is dedicated to draw your attention to the new report produced by the European Economists for an Alternative Economic Policy in Europe (EuroMemo Group).

Our Group has been in existence since the mid-1990s. Our main activity consists of an annual conference and the publication of a collectively written annual report. We review and critique the economic, social and ecological policies of the EU as well as propose alternatives from a fair, inclusive and socially/ecologically sustainable perspective.

The 2024 Memorandum has just been published. It is titled “How should the EU cope with the polycrisis?”. It consists of six chapters looking into (1) the EU macroeconomic policies, including the new EU fiscal governance framework, (2) wages, employment, social policies and the crisis of distribution and social reproduction, (3) convergence and divergence across the EU since 2008, (4) carbon capture, utilization and storage and the European Green Deal: a danger to socio-ecological transformatiion, (5) the political economy of human mobility and (6) the changing world order and its effects on the EU.

It can be downloaded at https://euromemo.eu/euromemorandum-2024/ (Also attached to this message).

We call for signatures of support of the main lines of argument presented in our 2024 Memorandum (https://euromemo.eu/support-declaration-em/).

Kind regards

Marica Frangakis (Nicos Poulantzas Institute, Athens, EMG Co-Chair)

For Your Information

School of Political Economy: Term 2 Course Offerings, online

April 2024 | online

The School of Political Economy was founded in 2019 to provide high-quality yet highly affordable tertiary-level courses in economics that are informed by a strong sense of intellectual pluralism and interdisciplinary. We will be teaching three courses this coming term, starting in the fourth week of April:

For further information please visit the official website.