Issue-36, December 4, 2006
From the Editor
This is the last Heterodox Economics Newsletter
until the new year—holiday cheer, making some
gingerbread cookies, and some fun work on heterodox
microfoundations is what I am planning to do for the
next few weeks.
Heterodox economists seem to never sleep. There are
some new calls for papers and some very interesting
job postings for heterodox economists. In addition,
I have included the 2007 ASSA in Chicago programs of
various heterodox and pluralistic associations—so
those who are attending the conference can plan what
interesting sessions to attend and also figure out
when you can help staff the ICAPE booth. Moreover,
there are a couple of heterodox journals you might
want to check out—Political Economy Quarterly and
Economia e Sociedade—and lots of new books you might
want to buy as holiday gifts to yourself. Finally,
there are two heterodox associations you might want
to check out—“Encuentro de Economistas de Izquierda”
and the “German Keynes Society”.
I would like to remind you once again that at the
2007 ASSA in Chicago on Thursday, 4 January 2007 at
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at the Swissotel in the Engelberg
Room there will be an ICAPE Open House. I will be
there to talk about anything you want that pertains
in someway to ICAPE or anything else.
Remember everyone is invited to the January 4th
Thursday evening ASSA opening ASE plenary session
followed by a reception helped sponsored by ICAPE.
ICAPE Conference, 1-3 June 2007
Association for Feminist Economics
- Technology Governance
- Association for
Heterodox Economics 9th Annual Conference 2007
- 2007 History of
Economics Society Conference
- 4th EUroframe
- Inequality on the Rise?
- EAEPE Symposium
- Conferences, Seminars
- IAFFE Program at the 2007 ASSA in Chicago
- ASE Program at the 2007
ASSA in Chicago
- AFEE Program at the
2007 ASSA in Chicago
- URPE Program at the
2007 ASSA in Chicago
- ASSA Program at the
2007 ASSA in Chicago
- Economists for Peace
- HES ASSA Sessions 2007
- Centre d’Economie de
l’Université Paris Nord
- H2S Seminar 2006-2007
- Society of Heterodox
Economists – 2006 Conference
for Heterodox Economists
- Rainforest Solutions Project
- Keene State College
- Institute of Social
- AUT University Business
- University of Redlands
- The Evergreen State
Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles
- Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century
Heterodox Journals and Newsletters
- Historical Materialism
- Political Economy
- History of Economics
- Revista Economia e
- Journal of the History
of Economic Thought
- International Review of
Books, Book Series, and Book Reviews
- Staples and Beyond
- Advances in Heterodox
- The Origins of
- Pioneers of Development
Economics: Great Economists on Development
- The New Development
Economics: After The Washington Consensus
- The Long Twentieth
Century Globalization Under Hegemony: The Changing World Economy
- The Long Twentieth
Century The Great Divergence: Hegemony, Uneven Development and Global
- International Finance
- Policy Matters:
Economic And Social Policies To Sustain Equitable Development
- Flat World, Big Gaps:
Economic Liberalization, Globalization, Poverty and Inequality
Associations, Institutes, and Departments
- Encuentro de Economistas de Izquierda
- German Keynes Society
For Your Information
- DESA Publications Alert - 2006:1
Call for Papers
ICAPE Conference, 1-3 June 2007
Dear colleague and fellow heterodox economist,
Between now and January 15, I hope you will feel inspired (or coerced,
whichever you find more compelling) to propose a paper for the ICAPE
conference on Economic Pluralism for the 21st Century, to be held June
1-3 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
Like ICAPE's inaugural conference in 2003, this is a "big tent"
conference open to all economic thinkers, topics, and fields of
We have received proposals so far from scholars in 12 countries
(Belgium, China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland,
Italy, Mexico, the U.K., and the U.S.) who represent a several distinct
traditions of thought. This is a healthy start.
But in order to fulfill ICAPE's mission of promoting intellectual
diversity and inter-paradigmatic exchange in economic scholarship and
education, we need to elicit proposals from a critical mass of Austrian,
Feminist, Institutional-Evolutionary, Marxian, Postcolonial, Post
Keynesian, Postmodern, Radical, Social, Sraffian, and OUT (Otherwise
Unorthodox and Talented) economists.
In short, we need more proposals from economic thinkers like YOU!
If you would like to join us for three days of unusually good conference
conversation, food, and drink in Salt Lake City next June, please send a
250-word abstract to Rob Garnett
(firstname.lastname@example.org ) no later than January 15.
Or, to learn more about the conference or ICAPE itself (the
International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics),
please visit our web site: www.icape.org
We really hope to hear from you!
For the ICAPE conference organizers (Al Campbell, Wilfred Dolfsma,
Edward Fullbrook, Rob Garnett, Neva Goodwin, John Henry, Mary King, Fred
Lee, Ed McNertney, Judith Mehta, Erik Olsen, and Martha Starr),
Department of Economics
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX 76129
International Association for
16th Annual Conference
June 29 – July 1, 2007
Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand
Panel proposals and individual paper submissions are invited on any
aspect of feminist inquiry into economic issues. As this is the first
IAFFE conference to be held in Southeast Asia, we particularly encourage
participation of researchers, policy makers and activists from this
region. Important themes include migration and migrant workers, trade
and its impact on women, sex work and the sex trade, informal
work, women and politics in Asia, and aging. Interdisciplinary
approaches are welcome.
Proposals must be submitted on-line via the IAFFE website (www.iaffe.org) unless you do not have internet access (mail to Martha MacDonald, Saint
Mary’s University, Halifax, NS Canada B3H 3C3). Submissions can be made
for panels or individual papers. Titles and abstracts for all papers
(including those that are part of panels) are required. Check the IAFFE
website for detailed submission guidelines.
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2007. Acceptances will be
announced by early March. If you need a decision earlier for funding
purposes please e-mail
IAFFE works to raise funds to provide some financial assistance with
travel and other expenses associated with attending our Annual
Conferences for people from developing and transition economies,
including Eastern Europe and the former U.S.S.R. Our goal is to foster
the diversity of the geographical representation and perspectives at
IAFFE conferences. People who plan to present a paper at the conference,
and who come from countries with developing and transition economies,
are eligible to apply for this funding. The
deadline is January 31, 2007. You must also submit a paper proposal by
the January 31st deadline. Please check the IAFFE website for Travel
Grant application information or write to
Tallinn University of Technology, its Technology Governance graduate
program, and its journal Halduskultuur are hosting a conference on
Technology Governance on April 27-28, 2007.
Technology Governance is an approach and a set of policies undertaken by
the public and private sector and society actors in a given space in
time to develop a knowledge base, social cohesion and competitiveness at
the same time. So far, both in academic research and in policy advice,
these aspects have tended to be separated. Technology Governance is an
approach that could be placed in such areas as Innovation Policy,
Industrial Policy and Development Economics as a realistic alternative
to mainstream (“Standard Textbook”) Economics. This approach includes
the theory of uneven development and the history of economic policy.
Since Technology Governance has not developed into a fully cohesive
research program as of yet, this conference is exploratory and
stock-taking in scope and allows for a variety of contributions.
We are therefore inviting papers that deal with theoretical, historical
as well as policy-analytical issues of Technology Governance. Abstract
proposals, no longer than 1,000 words, should be sent to Rainer Kattel
at email@example.com. Deadline is January 31, 2006. Papers should be
submitted by April 1, 2007.
Robert Wade (London School of Economics) will give the keynote
presentation, entitled “How can middle-income countries escape ‘gravity’
and catch up with high-income countries? The case for open-economy
Halduskultuur, Tallinn University of Technology’s annual publication in
Public Administration, has recently been completely transformed into a
fully peer-reviewed multi-language interdisciplinary journal of
administrative studies. It publishes contributions in all the languages
of the region: Estonian, Finnish, German, Russian, and also in English,
the lingua franca of our times. Halduskultuur will serve as the main
publishing venue for this conference.
Association for Heterodox
Economics 9th Annual Conference 2007
Pluralism in Action
13 – 15 July, 2007
University of the West of England, Bristol
The Ninth Annual Conference of the Association of Heterodox Economics (AHE)
will be held at the University of the West of England from 13th to 15th
Last year’s highly successful AHE conference yielded a stimulating and
original range of papers on pluralism in the social sciences. A striking
feature of the conference was the interdisciplinary character of the
contributions which explored the relation between economics and other
branches of the social sciences. The Ninth Annual Conference will build
on this success.
The conference will have both a thematic part and an open part. The AHE
is happy to consider papers of both types; however, priority will be
given to papers addressing the conference theme, “Pluralism in Action”.
Papers are particularly encouraged dealing with the impact of heterodox,
pluralistic and interdisciplinary approaches both on problems of policy,
and on the advancement of understanding, where mainstream approaches
have failed or fallen short.
For the open part of the conference, as in previous conferences we
welcome submissions dealing with issues of fundamental theory, teaching
and learning in economics, and the history of economic thought.
This year, the committee seeks to broaden the range of heterodox
viewpoints. We encourage single papers or sessions addressing Austrian,
Behavioural, Critical Realist, Ecological, Evolutionary, Feminist,
Institutionalist, Marxist, Post-Keynesian, Schumpeterian, or other
non-mainstream approaches. A feature of the AHE is as a forum for
dialogue between different viewpoints, and we encourage proposals for
sessions which address a single issue or theme from a variety of
The international character of the conference has been a vital factor in
its growing success. Scholars requiring documentation in support of visa
or funding applications should indicate this in their initial
submission. At present the AHE regrets that it has no funds to provide
financial support, but is actively seeking it and welcomes proposals
from participants regarding organizations for the AHE contact in search
of support for participants from outside the US and European Union.
Deadline for submission:
Proposals for single papers: please send an abstract of not more than
500 words by email only to the local organiser, Andrew Mearman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
, AND the programme coordinator, Alan Freeman
(email@example.com ), by
19th January 2007. Text, HTML, Word and PDF format attachments are
Proposals for sessions and streams: please indicate exactly what you are
proposing, giving the names and email addresses of the proposed
speakers, and attaching the abstracts (of not more than 500 words each)
for their papers. Send by email to Andrew Mearman and Alan Freeman, as
above, by Friday 19th January 2007.
The AHE Committee will consider all abstracts and will notify you of
acceptance or rejection of your proposal by Monday 12th February 2007.
Those whose abstracts have been accepted must send their full paper and
completed registration to be received by Friday 26th April 2007.
Parallel sessions will be 90 minutes long and will consist of two
papers. Sessions may have a discussant for each paper. The conference is
to be conducted in English.
To see details of previous conferences, and to keep up to date with the
2007 conference and other AHE activities please visit:
2007 History of Economics Society
Session(s) on Lionel Robbins Essay on the Nature and Significance of
Economic Science after 75 Years HES 2007 AND ESHET 2007
In 1932, Lionel Robbins published a slim (less than 200 pages) but
nonetheless "dangerous revolutionary document," as William Baumol has
called it--his Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science.
A most influential economic treatise, the Essay helped to give birth to
modern economics and contributed to the development of the scientific
dimension of the discipline. Robbins not only proposed a definition of
economics that seems to have helped pave the way for economic
imperialism, he also criticized the claims that Welfare Economics could
be scientific and argued that "economics," or economic science, should
not be confused with "political economy."
We propose to organize one or more sessions at the 2007 meetings of the
History of Economics Society and the European Society for the History of
Economic Thought to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the publication
of Robbins' Essay. The papers should deal with some aspect of the
writing, reception, impact, and diffusion of the Essay. Papers that
examine how the Essay influenced economic thinking during the second
half of the twentieth century are particularly encouraged.
The 2007 History of Economics Society conference will take place June
8-11 at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. The 2007 conference of
the European Society for the History of Economic Thought will take place
in July 5-8 in Strasbourg, France.
Professor Alain Marciano
Universite de Reims Champagne Ardenne (Economie du Droit et de la
Faculte des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion
57 b, rue Pierre Taittinger
F - 51096 Reims Cedex
Professor Steven G. Medema
Department of Economics, CB 181
University of Colorado at Denver
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
4th EUroframe Conference
Economic Policy Issues in the European Union Towards an Ageing and
Challenges for the European Social Model(s)
Friday, 8 June 2007, Bologna, Italy
The EUROFRAME group of research institutes (CPB, DIW, ESRI, ETLA, IfW,
NIESR, OFCE, PROMETEIA, WIFO) will hold its fourth annual Conference on
Economic Policy Issues in the European Union in Bologna on 8 June 2007.
The aim of the conference is to debate on economic policy issues
relevant in the European context.
The call for papers focuses this year on policy challenges for the
European Social Model(s) in the contexts of ageing and globalisation.
Contributions should address in particular issues related to: The
impacts of demography (ageing and immigration) and globalisation both on
macroeconomic behavioural functions, on macroeconomic equilibrium and on
the different specific models the countries have adopted for social
protection; What reforms and what governance for European social
protection systems (pensions, unemployment, health, exclusion, family,
long term care): what lessons from the already enacted reforms? How the
existing tools for long run growth forecasting can help in evaluating
different options in social reforms (calibrated general equilibrium
models; overlapping generations models, etc.); Which empirical tools
should be used to evaluate the already enacted reforms in the labour
markets? How do the different European social models perform?
Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail before 12 March to
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Abstracts (2 pages) should mention: title of communication, name(s) of
the author(s), affiliation, corresponding author’s e-mail address,
postal address, telephone number.
The corresponding authors will be informed of the decision of the
scientific committee by mid-April. Full papers should be received by
e-mail by 21 May.
Karl Aiginger (WIFO), Ray Barrell (NIESR), Alan Barrett (ESRI), Paolo
Bosi (PROMETEIA), Klaus- Juergen Gern (IfW), Markku Kotilainen (ETLA),
Alfred Steinherr and Christian Dreger (DIW), Henri Sterdyniak (OFCE),
Wim Suyker (CPB), Catherine Mathieu (OFCE, Scientific Secretary)
Local Organising Committee (PROMETEIA, Bologna)
Paolo Onofri (Chairman), Stefania Tomasini (paper submission), Elena
Giarda (coordination and fundraising)
Contacts - Abstract and paper submissions
Stefania Tomasini: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.: +39 (0) 51 648
email@example.com, tel.: +33 (0)
1 44 18 54 37
Inequality on the Rise?
INTERVENTION. Journal of Economics 2008 Special Issue
INTERVENTION. Journal of Economics invites submissions in German or
English language for a special issue on theoretical, empirical and
policy aspects of income and wealth distribution to be published in
Papers dealing with the following questions would be particularly
- What are the adequate framework and the adequate unit to analyse
inequality; how can and should inequality be captured and measured?
- Analysis concerning conceptions of distributive justice
- Which economic and societal consequences does an (increasingly)
unequal income and wealth distribution have?
- What is the relationship between (female) labour market participation
and the distribution of income and wealth?
- Has income mobility changed in the last decades; and how has
intergenerational poverty developed?
- How does technological progress impact on income and wealth
- How are functional income distribution and the personal distribution
of income and wealth related?
- What are the implications of European integration for the distribution
of income and wealth, and how is it shaped by the transformation process
in the »new« member countries?
- Which role do institutions as well as public policies play for the
(growing inequality of the) distribution of income and wealth?
- Which policy options to alleviate the increasing inequality of income
and wealth distribution do remain at the level of the nation state, and
what are the necessities and options for supranational distributional
For papers dealing with empirical aspects a focus on the enlarged
European Union is especially
Timetable and further information
The special issue is organised by a group of guest editors comprising
Prof. Wilfried Altzinger (Vienna University of Economics and Business
Administration), Dr. Martin Schürz (Austrian National Bank), and Mag.
Alois Guger and Dr. Margit Schratzenstaller (both Austrian Institute of
Economic Research, Vienna).
Potential contributors are kindly asked to submit an abstract of no more
than 200 words by the end of December, 2006, and will be notified by
mid-January, 2007, whether their paper proposal has been accepted. Full
papers, which should be limited to 8,000 words, are due by the end of
April, 2007, and will be refereed according to the journal’s normal
rigorous review process. The final deadline for (revised) articles is
end of November, 2007.
Abstract submission: December 31, 2006
Full paper submission: April 30, 2007
Completed (revised) paper submission: November 30, 2007
Abstracts and papers should be sent (preferably via e-mail) to:
Dr. Martin Schürz
Austrian National Bank
Contributors should also consider the instructions for INTERVENTION.
Journal of Economics
Also account should be taken concerning the scope of the journal, see:
An all-student interdisciplinary journal of economic issues
Oeconomicus is an interdisciplinary journal of economic issues written,
refereed, edited and published by current undergraduate, M.A. and Ph.D.
students in the social sciences. The focus of the journal is on
alternative or heterodox approaches to issues of economic methodology
and theory, history of economic thought, economic history, political
economy and economic policy. All heterodox traditions within the social
sciences—including, but not limited to, Marxist, Institutionalist, Post
Keynesian, Austrian, Feminist and Poststructuralist/Postmodern—are
welcome in the journal. Oeconomicus is sponsored by the Economics Club
at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and is published
We are currently soliciting submissions for our 2006-2007 issue and
welcome students at all levels to submit full-length articles, book
reviews, interviews or comments. Submissions should be no more that 5000
words and in MS Word format. Submissions and enquiries should be sent to
the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is February
15th, 2007. For further information about detailed instructions for
authors, the journal, the Economics Club and/or the UMKC Economics
Department please go to http://cas.umkc.edu/econ/Oeconomicus/.
"PRIVATISATION AND REGULATION OF CORE TRANSACTIONS IN CRITICAL
INFRASTRUCTURES", 22-23 March 2007, to be held in Delft, Netherlands.
The deadline for submissions to this call is January 15th 2007. For more
information please follow the link:
Recently we have also added the following job market advertisment:
*Job Market announcement:
Conferences, Seminars and
IAFFE Program at the 2007 ASSA in
ASE Program at the 2007 ASSA
AFEE Program at the 2007 ASSA
URPE Program at the 2007 ASSA
ASSA Program at the 2007 ASSA
Economists for Peace and Security
Upcoming Events - EPS at the ASSA. All events listed are in the Hyatt
Friday, January 5 at 10:15am in the Columbus IJ room. Out How: The
Economics of Ending Wars, a roundtable discussion chaired by James
- Thomas Schelling, University of Maryland
- Linda Bilmes, Harvard University
- Clark Abt, Abt Associates
- Col. Douglas MacGregor, Center for Defense Information, Straus
Military Reform Project
- Michael Intriligator, University of California at Los Angeles, Milken
Saturday, January 6 at 2:30pm in the Skyway 260 room. Women and War, a
joint session with IAFFE, chaired by Lourdes Beneria, Cornell
- Jennifer Rycenga, San Jose State University, How Institutional
Religious Structures Impede or Enhance Women's Participation on Issues
of Peace, Security, Equality and Creativity
- Derya Demiler, Istanbul Bilgi University, Gender Dimensions of
Internal Displacement in Turkey
- Jennifer Olmsted, Drew University, Gender and Military Occupation in
Iraq and Palestine
- Robert Reinauer, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Women and
Post-conflict Economic Reconstruction in Guatemala
- Marguerite Waller, University of California - Riverside, Is
Post-conflict Forced Prostitution a War Crime?
- Discussant: Elizabetta Addis, Universita degli Studi di Sassari
Saturday, January 6 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm Annual Membership Meeting in
the New Orleans room.
Sunday, January 7 from 10:00am to 12:30pm Annual Fellows Meeting will
take place in the Burnham room.
Saturday, January 6 at 6:30pm. Annual Dinner will honor William Baumol.
The Host Committee is chaired by Alan Blinder, Princeton University, and
includes: Elizabeth Bailey, University of Pennsylvania; Peter Dougherty,
Princeton University Press; Ralph Gomory, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation;
Boyan Jovanovic, New York University; Alvin Klevorick, Yale University;
Burton Malkiel, Princeton University; Janusz Ordover, New York
University; Richard Quandt, Princeton University; Andrew Schotter, New
York University; Carl Schramm, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; Eytan
Sheshinski, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Princeton University;
Robert Strom, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; Robert Willig, Princeton
University; Edward Wolff, New York University; and Michael Worls,
Thomson South-Western Publishers.
The dinner is generously supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman
Foundation and Thomson South-Western Publishers. It will take place in
the Regency D room.
To request an invitation to the dinner, please contact Thea Harvey.
Also this year in Chicago, EPS will have a booth in the exhibit hall, as
we have at several past annual meetings. Our booth is all the way to the
right as you enter the exhibit hall, right next to the coffee service.
We are looking for EPS members to volunteer to help staff the booth. If
you can spare an hour during the conference, please contact
HES ASSA Sessions 2007
1. Session Title: Adam Smith as Theologian
Presiding: Jerry Evensky, Syracuse University
1st Presenter: Paul Oslington, University of New South Wales and
Princeton Seminary, “The Natural Theological Context of Early Political
2nd Presenter: Brendan Long, Parliament House Canberra and Australian
Catholic University, “Adam Smith as Theologian.”
3rd Presenter: Deirdre McCloskey, University Illinois and Erasmus
University of Rotterdam, “Adam Smith and a Theological Defense of
4th Presenter: Jeffrey Young, St Lawrence University, “Ethics and
Theology in Adam Smith.”
2. Session Title: “Chicago Economics in Historical and Philosophical
Presiding: Steve Medema, University of Colorado at Denver
1st Presenter: Ross B. Emmett, Michigan State University, “Did the
Chicago School Reject Frank Knight?”
2nd Presenter: Deirdre McCloskey, University of Illinois at Chicago,
"Good Old Chicago and Ethics"
3rd Presenter: David M. Levy, George Mason University, and Sandra Peart,
Baldwin-Wallace College, “George Joseph Stigler: The Enduring
4th Presenter: Eric Schliesser, Syracuse University/Leiden University,
“Friedman, Positive Economics, and the Chilean Chicago Boys”
Philip E. Mirowski, Notre Dame University
Daniel Hammond, Wake Forest University
3. Session Title: The Nature and Significance of Economic Science:
Robbins’ Essay, 75 Years On
Presiding: Bradley W. Bateman, Grinnell College
1st Presenter: Susan Howson (University of Toronto), “The Making of
2nd Presenter: Roger E. Backhouse (University of Birmingham) and Steven
G. Medema (University of Colorado at Denver), “Defining Economics:
Robbins’ Essay in Theory and Practice”
3rd Presenter: Gary S. Becker (University of Chicago), “Robbins’ Essay
and the Scope of Economics”
4th Presenter: William Baumol (New York University), “Misunderstandings
of Lionel Robbins’ Contributions to Welfare Theory”
4. Session Title: “Great Ideas for Teaching the History of Economic
Presiding: Neil Skaggs, Illinois State University
1st Presenter: Ross Emmett, James Madison College, Michigan State
University, "Surfing the Past: Online Resources for Teaching the History
of Economic Thought"
2nd Presenter: Sandra Peart, Baldwin-Wallace College and David Levy,
George Mason University "(Anti-) Economics and Cartoons: Teaching the
History of Ideas Using the Popular Press"
3rd Presenter: Humberto Barreto, Wabash College “The ABCs of HOT: Basic
Forms of a History of a Thought Course”
4th Presenter: Sherry Kasper, Maryville College, “Engaging Ideas: Active
Learning Strategies for Teaching the History of Economic Thought”
Centre d’Economie de
l’Université Paris Nord
SEMINAIRE DU CEPN
Vendredi 8 décembre 2006 de 14 à 17h
Amphi Copernic – Institut Galilée - VILLETANEUSE
(Economics for Democratic and Open societies,Washington)
Professeur invité à l’Université Paris 13
Is Keynes theory still relevant for the analysis of economic policy?
Discutants : Robert Boyer (PSE)
Edwin le Héron (IEP Bordeaux, ADEC)
H2S Seminar 2006-2007 program
Available papers are downloadable at:
Download the program
Society of Heterodox Economists –
The program for the 2006 SHE Conference is
attached. It will also be
available, as will the abstracts for all papers from the SHE website on
SHE WEBSITE: http://getir.net/sst
Job Postings for
Rainforest Solutions Project
The Vancouver-based Rainforest Solutions Project is looking for a new
Director of Socioeconomics. They are looking for "a good "think out of
the box" economist, or someone with a skill set relevant to social and
economic aspects of implementing ecosystem based management on the BC
coast". See the
link for more.
Keene State College
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position
To Begin Fall 2007
Keene State College’s Economics/Political Science Department seeks
candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2007.
The department consists of six tenure-track professors and offers a BA
and a Minor in Economics, a Political Science Minor, contributes to an
integrative studies program and participates in other interdisciplinary
majors including Social Science.
Primary teaching responsibilities include introductory courses and
Intermediate Microeconomics. Additional teaching opportunities in Law &
Economics, Game Theory, History of Economic Thought, and Political
Economy will be available. Our department also participates in several
interdisciplinary programs on campus.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Economics
as well as previous teaching experience, although highly-qualified ABD
applicants will be considered. Salary at the rank of Assistant Professor
will be $53,040, based on Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement.
Our faculty are currently engaged in a significant transformation of the
academic program. In fall 2007, the college will transition from a
3-credit to a 4-credit curriculum and will implement a new general
education approach named Integrative Studies. You can learn more about
the Integrative Studies program at www.keene.edu/isp. Faculty will
typically teach three 4-credit courses per semester.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence
of teaching effectiveness, a statement of your teaching philosophy, a
writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to: Economics Search
Committee, FAC#26, Office of Human Resource Management, Keene State
College, 229 Main Street, Keene, NH 03435-1604. Review of applications
will begin January 8, 2007 and continue until position is filled.
To learn more about Keene State College, the University System of New
Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit: www.keene.edu,
www.usnh.unh.edu, or www.KeeneNH.com. For information about the School
of Sciences and Social Sciences visit: www.keene.edu/science/. The
College is a founding member of the New England Higher Education
Keene State College is a founding member of the Council of Public
Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts
colleges in the public sector. The College is accredited by NEASC and
its education programs are NCATE-accredited. As an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Keene State College is engaged in an
effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society.
Institute of Social Studies
The Hague, The Netherlands
The ISS is the largest international centre for higher education and
research in Development Studies on the European continent..
Post-graduate teaching programmes are conducted in English at Diploma,
MA and PhD levels.
The Institute of Social Studies has a vacancy for a Professor of Work,
Employment and Development
The successful candidate must have a specialization and provide
leadership in at least one and preferably two of the following three
• Employment development;
• The changing organization, flexibilization, segmentation and upgrading
• New forms of organizing and exercising labor interests and rights, and
In all cases strong attention to policy will be required.
Further details of this position, the responsibilities and requirements
for the post are indicated in the attached profile.
Information can also be obtained from the Search Committee, by letter to
Professor I.P. van Staveren, by e-mail (email@example.com), or by phone +
31-70 4260 602, or fax + 31- 70 4260 799.
Employment conditions are comparable to those at Dutch Universities.
Salary dependent on qualifications and experiences is in accordance with
professorial scales applied at the universities in The Netherlands. The
salary ranges from € 4641 (minimum) to
€ 6760 (maximum) gross per month, during twelve months per year.
In addition there is a 8% holiday allowance and a basic holiday
entitlement of 43 days per calendar year. In addition, secondary
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The Evergreen State College seeks a Feminist Economist (a broadly
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- The 52st Annual Conference, Plenary Session: Contemporary Market
Economy and Political Economy
Chaired by Ken’ichi HAGA and Shuichi KAKUTA
- Market and Capitalism: A New Marxist Understanding- Hiroshi OHNISHI
- The Compatibility of Equality with Efficiency:Markets in the
perspective of Political Economy- Yoshikazu SATO
- On the Transformation of Employment Relationship in Contemporary
Capitalism and Market Individualism- Koji MORIOKA
Comments by Yoshio KOMATSU, Michiaki OBATA
- Replies to the Comments and Discussion
Globalization or Denationalization: Comparing Research Strategies-
International Marx Congress IV in Paris, Autumn 2004- Susumu TAKENAGA
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This issue contains:
- MONOPOLY AND MARKET IRREGULARITIES IN MEDIEVAL ECONOMIC THOUGHT:
TRADITIONS AND TEXTS TO A.
- JOAN ROBINSON'S “SECRET DOCUMENT” A PASSAGE FROM THE AUTOBIGRAPHY OF
AN ANALYTICAL ECONOMIST
Nahid Aslanbeigui, Guy Oakes
- NEEDS, THE PRINCIPLE OF MINIMUM MEANS, AND PUBLIC GOODS IN DE VITI DE
- FIFTY YEARS AFTER SAMUELSON'S “THE PURE THEORY OF PUBLIC EXPENDITURE”:
WHAT ARE WE LEFT WITH?
- “LOOKING AT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN”: ALLYN YOUNG AND THE EARLY
- THE R. D. FREEMAN COLLECTION OF FOXWELL'S PAPERS—ITS RESCUE
R. D. Freeman
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The Origins of
How Schools of
Economic Thought Have Addressed Development
Edited by Jomo K. S. and Erik Reinert
Tulika Books, New Delhi, and Zed Books, London, 2005.
Historically, much economic thought, especially until the 1960s, has
been pre-occupied with the central concerns of development economics. It
is thus contemporary mainstream economics -- dominated by those with a
touching faith in the virtues and infallibility of the market -- that
emerges as almost exceptional when viewed in longer term perspective.
Although economics has gone through many changes over the centuries, the
original developmental concerns of economists have persisted until
relatively recently, ironically only diminishing as development
economics emerged as a sub-discipline in the post-war period.
This book reviews the history of economic thought to highlight these
enduring developmental concerns in earlier economic discourses. This
survey also shows that various schools of economic thought over the
years have pointed to the role of the state in leading and coordinating
economic transformation and progress. In the second half of the 20th
century, often static, abstract and formal approaches displaced
historically informed and institutionally nuanced discourses. Thus, the
narrow approaches of contemporary economics have marginalized greater
appreciation of history and the other social sciences.
After two introductory chapters by Erik Reinert and Tamas Szentes, Erik
and Sophus Reinert offer three fascinating surveys of mercantilism, the
Italian tradition associated with its city states, as well as the later
German economic tradition. Mushtaq Khan then surveys the historical
debate over capitalist transformation. Jaime Ros reviews the impact of
modern growth theory on pioneering development economists, while Amitava
Dutt considers the role of international trade in early development
economics. Finally, Alfredo Saad Filho assesses Latin American
structuralism and dependency theory.
1. Jomo K. S. and Erik Reinert
2. Erik Reinert and Sophus Reinert
Mercantilism as Development Economics and Structural Change
3. Sophus Reinert
The Italian Tradition of Political Economy
4. Erik Reinert
German Economics as Development Economics
5. M. H. Khan
6. Amitava Dutt
International Trade In Early Development Economics
7. Alfredo Saad Filho
The Rise and Decline of Latin American Structuralism and Dependency
8. Jaime Ros
The Pioneers of Development Economics and Modern Growth Theory
9. Tamas Szentes
Postscript: The Development of Development Economics – A Retrospective
Development Economics: Great Economists on Development
Edited by Jomo K. S.
Tulika Books, New Delhi, and Zed Books, London, 2005.
The history of modern economic thought associated with the emergence of
industrial capitalism over two centuries ago was pre-occupied with the
question of economic transformation or development. This volume surveys
important contributions to the economics of development by various
economists, including many not normally considered as pioneers of
The two chapters following the Introduction point to the role of
imperialist considerations in the early economic thought influencing the
development discourse. Hugh Goodacre underscores the role of such
considerations in William Petty's early colonial development policies,
while Utsa Patnaik exposes the fundamental fallacy in David Ricardo's
enduringly influential theory of comparative advantage in international
Next, Mehdi Shafaeddin examines Friedrich List's mid-19th century
‘infant industry’ argument, built on the pioneering work of American
‘founding father’, Alexander Hamilton. Prabhat Patnaik then highlights
Karl Marx's major contributions to development economics. Utsa Patnaik
assesses Vladimir Ilyich Lenin’s careful treatment of the agrarian
question in Russia, contrasting it with the neoclassical economic
revival of Chayanov’s populist analysis of peasantries.
Renee Prendergast assesses Alfred Marshall's contributions to thinking
on economic development, suggesting much greater nuance than normally
attributed to the father of marginal economic analysis. Jayati Ghosh
highlights the enduring significance of Michal Kalecki's political
economic approach to the study of post-colonial economies. John Toye
underscores the significance for development economics of several less
well-known analytical contributions by John Maynard Keynes. Amiya Bagchi
then suggests how Nicholas Kaldor advanced Keynesian insights to enhance
understanding of economic development.
Kari Polanyi Levitt highlights the developmental implications of Karl
Polanyi's diverse contributions as well as development economics
pioneers Raul Prebisch and Arthur Lewis. C. P. Chandrasekhar highlights
Alexander Gerschenkeron’s novel insights for accelerating economic
development from his study of economic history. Finally, Kunibert Raffer
surveys Hans Singer's consistent advocacy of justice in economic
Development Economics: After The Washington Consensus
Edited by Jomo K. S. and Ben Fine
Tulika Books, New Delhi, and Zed Books, London, 2006.
emerged in the 1950s and, during its first quarter century, evolved in
the context of both the Cold War and de-colonisation. The ascendance of
free market conservatism in the West in the early 1980s was followed by
the consolidation of the counter-revolution against the “Old”
Development Economics, together with a corresponding promotion of
neo-liberal economic policies that came to be known as the Washington
Over the last decade or more, reaction against the Washington Consensus
has gathered momentum, pioneered within mainstream economics by those
who emphasise institutions and market imperfections, as opposed to the
virtues of the market. The chapters in this book provide expert and
critical, but readable and up to date, expositions of this “New”
A longer view of development economic thought is provided on the topics
covered. Considerable emphasis is placed on the extent to which the
insights of earlier thought on development have been abandoned. As such,
the volume provides a critical introductory survey of the New
Development Economics, invaluable to all interested in Economics and
Development Studies for academic, campaigning and policy purposes.
Twentieth Century Globalization Under Hegemony:
The Changing World Economy
Edited by Jomo K. S.,
Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2006
One of two companion volumes, this collection offers rich historical
insights into different dimensions of economic developments as they
affect globalization. The essays trace factors that have been
responsible for the growing inequalities between the North and the
South— exploitative colonialism as well as trade, capital and labour
flows—during the ‘long twentieth century’, the period from the
mid-nineteenth century to the present.
‘The Free Lunch’ underscores the significant contribution of transfers
from the colonies for capital accumulation during the early decades of
the Industrial Revolution. Two chapters compare and contrast the earlier
episode of globalization in the half-century before World War One with
the contemporary episode since the end of the twentieth century. Three
essays consider the significance of capital flows, the terms of trade
and flows of un-free labour in the world economy during the long 20th
century. The two concluding essays underscore the significance of
pro-active interventional states for all major development episodes in
recent centuries as well as the key role of trade and industrial
policies in such efforts.
Taken together, the essays suggest that economic and political
globalization during the long twentieth century has benefited the North,
often at the expense of the South, besides identifying the necessary
conditions for achieving economic development.
Twentieth Century The Great Divergence: Hegemony, Uneven Development and
Edited by Jomo K. S.
Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2006
One of two self-contained companion volumes, this unusual collection
surveys the transformation of major regions of the south during the
course of the ‘long twentieth century’. individual essays examine the
transformation of particular regions of the south, highlighting not only
the uneven development in the region, but also the unequal relations
between north and south, often, but not necessarily, associated with
Eminent historians from the South provide insightful surveys of the
transformation of Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia and
India from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. These regional
surveys show the continuing significance of economic hegemony, as well
as its implications for economic development and performance during a
period when the North-South economic gap grew. Two chapters challenge
received wisdom about the notion of the mode of production in the
analysis of imperialism as well as Lenin’s treatment of the subject.
For its panoramic grasp of the issues that have been relevant to the
history of colonialism and the period since, this remarkable collection
will attract students and scholars of history, economics, sociology,
politics and development studies.
Jomo K. S.
2. The Concept Of The Mode Of Production And The Theory Of Imperialism
3. Latin America And The World Economy In The Long Twentieth Century
Jose Antonio Ocampo
4. Africa: The Long Twentieth Century
5. Imperialism In Africa
Lance van Sittert
6. The Middle East In The Long Twentieth Century
7. Southeast Asia: Imperial Possession and Dispossession in the Long
Maria Serena Diokno
8. India In The Long Twentieth Century
9. Lenin’s Theory Of Imperialism Today
Finance and Development
Edited by Jose Antonio Ocampo, Jan Kregel and Stephany Griffith-Jones
United Nations, Orient Longman, Third World Network and Zed Books
International Finance and Development offers a comprehensive survey of
the major financing issues influencing economic development since the
historic Monterrey Consensus of the International Conference on
Financing for Development in 2002. As most recent international private
capital flows have been unlikely to significantly enhance new productive
investments in the developing countries, it is necessary to design
appropriate mechanisms to ensure they contribute to development.
However, recent trends in official development financing offer some
grounds for optimism, although much more needs to be done. External debt
problems of many developing countries, especially the least developed
countries, seem likely to continue to constrain their prospects for
development. The final part on systemic issues highlights new concerns
and the modest progress in ensuring that the international monetary and
financial system better serves economic growth and development
throughout the world, especially in the developing countries.
Economic And Social Policies To Sustain Equitable Development
Edited by Jose Antonio
Ocampo, Jomo K. S. and Sarbuland Khan
United Nations, Orient Longman, Third World Network and Zed Books
Policy Matters advances the analytical debate in elaborating relevant
economic and social policies to achieve more sustainable and equitable
development in our times. Early chapters underscore the importance of
ensuring equity, not only as a desirable end in itself, but also to
enhance economic growth and ensure social stability and political
security. The following chapters suggest that the promises of trade and
financial liberalization have not been realized. Trade liberalization
may well have worsened unemployment as well as working conditions
besides undermining existing productive capacities and reducing the
‘policy space’ for developing better and competitive new economic
capacities. Meanwhile, financial liberalization does not seem to have
contributed to economic growth while exacerbating economic volatility,
instability and crises. The debates on ‘scaling up’ aid and aid-induced
‘welfare colonialism’ as well as appropriate monetary and exchange rate
policies are engaged. The issue of poverty programme targeting
efficiency and the social policy debate on universalism versus targeting
conclude this rich and important volume.
Flat World, Big
Gaps: Economic Liberalization, Globalization, Poverty and Inequality
Edited by Jomo K. S.
with Jacques Baudot
United Nations, Orient Longman, Third World Network and Zed Books
Flat World, Big Gaps critically considers the impact of economic
liberalization and globalization on inequality and poverty. The first
half surveys the major analytical issues in the recent study of global
inequalities. After a brief survey of different approaches to
international income inequalities, the second chapter notes that
indicators of economic growth performance as well as international
economic inequities have deteriorated in the last quarter-century
compared to the 1960s and 1970s. The following three chapters critically
consider recent trends as well as their implications from different
perspectives. High global inequalities mean that a very small share of
economic growth -- which often exacerbates living conditions for the
poor -- actually trickles down to the poor, who make up half the world's
population. The second half of the volume surveys recent inequality
trends in various parts of the world including the OECD, the USA,
Eastern Europe and the CIS economies, Latin America, the Middle East and
North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, India, East Asia and China.
Heterodox Associations, Institutes, and Departments
Economistas de Izquierda
Este es un foro de discusión, estudio y elaboración de políticas
económicas alternativas de economistas de izquierda de Argentina.
Surgida al calor de las luchas de los trabajadores argentinos en las
jornadas históricas del 19 y 20 de diciembre de 2001.
Del debate democrático en su seno, se están elaborando planes de acción
política, económica y organizativas que puedan convertirse en una usina
teórica de la izquierda.
Die meisten Industriestaaten erleben seit mindestens 20 Jahren eine
dauerhaft hohe Arbeitslosigkeit bei schwachem Wirtschaftswachstum, und
- wie schon in der Weltwirtschaftskrise ab 1929 - ertönt der Ruf nach
Lohn- und Preissenkungen sowie nach Kürzungen bei den Sozialtransfers.
Offenbar sind die damaligen Erfahrungen, die theoretischen Erkenntnisse
von Keynes und die darauf aufbauende wirtschaftspolitische Botschaft
weiterhin in Vergessenheit geraten. Diese besagt im Kern: Für eine
Wiedergewinnung hoher Beschäftigung ist eine entsprechend hohe
Güternachfrage erforderlich. Eine Senkung von Preisen und Löhnen ist
dagegen der falsche Weg; denn die Erwartung, zusätzliches Angebot
schaffe sich gemäß Say Say’schem Gesetz seine Nachfrage, ist für eine
Geldwirtschaft trügerisch. Vielmehr verharrt das Wirtschaftssystem bei
unzureichender Güternachfrage in einem Gleichgewicht bei
Die Keynes Gesellschaft hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, die Diskussion und
die Verbreitung der wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse von
John Maynard Keynes, dem bedeutendsten Ökonom des 20. Jahrhunderts, der
von 1883 – 1946 lebte, sowie der darauf aufbauenden Theorien zu fördern.
Insbesondere für die nachwachsenden Studentengenerationen erscheint
dies umso notwendiger, als in der Lehre an vielen - vor allem
deutschsprachigen - Universitäten die keynesianische Ökonomie und die
Ökonomie von Keynes nur sehr stiefmütterlich behandelt werden. Daher ist
die Theorie von Keynes inzwischen keineswegs jedem Absolventen einer
wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät vertraut, zumal sie in den
meisten Lehrbüchern der Volkswirtschaftslehre verwässert oder verfälscht
dargestellt wird, nämlich als eine spezielle Theorie, die nur für tiefe
Depressionen oder nur in der sehr kurzen Frist gültig sei. Deshalb
wollen wir allen Interessierten – besonders natürlich den Studierenden –
über das Internet einen Zugang zu Keynes eröffnen, damit sie sich selbst
ein Urteil bilden können.
Es empfiehlt sich insbesondere in Deutschland in wirtschaftspolitischen
Debatten nicht, Argumentationslinien mit einem Verweis auf Keynes zu
stützen, da sein Name mit augenfälligen Misserfolgen der
Wirtschaftspolitik in Verbindung gebracht wird: Inflation, steigende
Staatsschulden und selbst hohe Arbeitslosigkeit werden als Beleg für
Defizite in der Keynes’schen Theorie angeführt, ohne zwischen dieser
Theorie und ihrer wirtschaftspolitischen Anwendung (die nicht immer
glücklich war) zu unterscheiden. Auch wird die erfolgreiche
keynesianisch inspirierte Makropolitik US-amerikanischer Regierungen und
Großbritanniens ignoriert. Insbesondere war Inflation nie ein Ausweg
oder gar ein Ziel für Keynes; Keynes war kein Inflationist.
Notwendig ist auch eine Auseinandersetzung mit anderen Nationalökonomen,
die im 20. Jahrhundert in der wirtschaftspolitischen Diskussion eine
herausragende Rolle gespielt haben, insb. Schumpeter (1883-1950), Hayek
(1899-1992) und Friedman (*1912). Ihre Namen sind im
politisch-wissenschaftlichen Diskurs häufig positiv besetzt, obwohl (oder
vielleicht gerade weil?) sich ihr Werk keineswegs durch eine konsistente
und erfolgreich umgesetzte Theorie-Praxis-Symbiose auszeichnet. Ihre
Lehren sind entweder komplementär zu Keynes (dies gilt für Schumpeter,
aber teilweise auch für Hayek) oder sie gelten für Situationen in der
Nähe der Vollbeschäftigung, sind daher auf die gegenwärtige Situation
nicht anwendbar (Friedman).
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DESA Publications Alert - 2006:1
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With this first issue of the Publications Alert, we draw your attention
to a recent Op Ed article - "Mind the Gap"
by Under-Secretary-General Jose Antonio Ocampo, commenting on DESA's
"World Economic and Social Survey 2006" (WESS 2006), as well as to Mr.
Ocampo's 2 October statement to the Second Committee of the General
discussing the "dual divergence" of income growth between developed and
developing countries as well as among developing countries, the central
theme of the WESS 2006.
The full text of the WESS 2006 is available for downloading free of
charge on our webpage:
http://www.un.org/esa/policy/wess/index.html . The WESS 2006 can
also be purchased on the website as a print publication.
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