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||- The Institutional and Social Dynamics of
Growth and Distribution
- Call for Contributors: Modern (Industrial) Competitiveness
- 9th SCEME Workshop in Economic Methodology
- Second Annual Conference on the History of Recent Economics
Conferences, Seminars and Lectures
||- Green Economics Training Day
- EAEPE 2007 Conference
- VIPE Conference
- SCEME Workshop
International Confederation of
Associations for Pluralism in Economics - News
||- ICAPE Photos
Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
||- The University of St. Thomas
- New York University in London
- Albright College
- University of Greenwich Business
Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports
||- The Neoliberal Challenge: Between the
Scientific Sophism and the Communicative Fascination
- Parasitic Imperialism
- Letter: Observation-Based Analysis and Industry Studies
Heterodox Journals and Newsletters
||- Levy News
- Basic Income Studies (BIS)
- La Revue de la régulation
- The Régulation Review
- EAEPE Newsletter
- Policy Innovations
- Economic Issues
- Journal of Post Keynesian Economics
- Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe
- Review of Political Economy
Heterodox Books, Book Series, and Book
||- The Political Economy of U.S. Militarism
- Reintroducing Macroeconomics: A Critical Approach
- Women and Politics in Iran: Veiling, Unveiling, and Reveiling
Heterodox Graduate Program and PhD Scholarships
||- The University of Applied
||- Global MacroScope
- Global Policy Innovations Program
||Queries from Heterodox Economists
||- Free Trade
||- Chronicle of Higher Education – July 30,
- Research Methods Relevant to Marxist Political Economy
- An interesting article on the imperialism of economics in
- A letter from Hazel Henderson
- Giant man with a mind to match
- New Executive Director of CIES Appointed IIEAPPRV (2)
Call for Papers
The Institutional and Social
Dynamics of Growth and Distribution
Pisa (Italy), 10-12 December 2007
Since Adam Smith, social and economic institutions have been considered
as exerting a significant influence on the historical patterns of growth
and distribution of nations. More recently, economists have also
emphasized that the process of growth and distribution in turn shape the
evolution of institutions. Growth and distribution are lenses through
which we can investigate the complex interplay of the birth, the life,
and the decline of social and economic institutions. And institutional
and social dynamics, in turn, are important elements in comprehending
the interaction between growth and distribution.
The goal of this Conference is to provide a forum for the presentation
and discussion of different approaches to the issues of the
institutional and social dynamics of growth and distribution, with all
the theoretical, empirical, historical, and methodological implications.
Submitting a Paper
A combination of invited and submitted papers will be chosen for the
final program. Submissions of whole sessions are welcome. The
submissions will be reviewed by a Scientific Committee consisting of:
Sam Bowles (Santa Fe Institute, USA, and Università di Pisa, Italy)
David de la Croix (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Oded Galor (Brown University, USA, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Neri Salvadori (University of Pisa, Italy)
Stephen J. Turnovsky (University of Washington, USA)
It is planned to publish selections of papers in a special issue of
Metroeconomica and a larger selection in a volume with a major
publisher. Papers that will be published in Metroeconomica will meet its
standards. All papers will be made available on the Internet until the
end of the Conference.
A dedicated software, Conference Maker, will be used for paper
submission and program management through the site
http://zeus.econ.umd.edu/conference/SDGD2007. All details are available
in the site of the Conference:
Submission of a 1-2 page abstract (if possible, jointly with the whole
paper) should be submitted before July 20. Authors will receive
notification of acceptance by September 20. The whole papers are to be
submitted within October 20. Registration must be completed within
Contributors: Modern (Industrial) Competitiveness
Sub-title 1: A Reader
Sub-title 2: Theory and Policy
Sub-title 3: Theory and Policy Advances in the 21st Century
Edited by: Claudette Chin-Loy, Nikolaos Karagiannis & Zagros
If you are interested in contributing to the volume, contact the editors
9th SCEME Workshop in Economic
Just to remind all interested in the 9th SCEME Workshop in Economic
Methodology, to send the proposals BY FRIDAY 27th JULY 2007. Please send
by e-mail, to Sheila Dow (email@example.com). The workshop will take
place on the Saturday 13th October, 2007, at the University of Stirling,
UK. The main theme is 'Knowledge, Information and the Economy '. Check
the conference web page for details (
Second Annual Conference on the
History of Recent Economics (HISRECO)
Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
5-7 June 2008
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Second World War and its aftermath marked a major stage in the
establishment of economics as one of the dominant discourses in
contemporary society. The spread of economic ideas into many areas of
social life means that understanding their history offers opportunities
for mutually profitable engagements between historians of economics,
economists, other social scientists and historians of science. It also
presents great potential for those working on the history of economics
to broaden their audience beyond those that they have traditionally
The past decade has been witness to a surging interest in the history of
economics post-WWII. This new scholarship has made good use to newly
available source-materials, rehearsed new methodologies for the study of
the past and looked across disciplinary boundaries for insights. In our
first conference we were greeted by a wide-ranging sample of this work,
among the subjects addressed being: the origins of the Chicago school,
the development of postwar labour economics, the Cold War and dynamic
programming, the intellectual origins of European competition policy,
relations between psychology and economics and economists' influence on
Once again, we are inviting submissions of papers on the post-WWII era.
Papers that deal with the period leading up to this may be considered,
but only if they shed light on subsequent developments.
Our preference is for what has been termed 'historical' rather than
'rational' reconstructions or methodological reflections, but all
proposals on the period will be carefully considered. We encourage
proposals from scholars coming from history, economics, sociology, or
any field that may yield insights. Proposals from doctoral students and
junior researchers are welcomed.
If you are interested in participating, please submit a proposal
containing roughly 500 words and indicating clearly the original
contribution of the paper. The deadline for the submission of paper
proposals is 15 October 2007. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be
sent in November 2007 and completed papers will be due on 15 March
2008 so that we can provide feedback and then give discussants time to
prepare worthwhile comments.
The organizing committee consists of:
Roger Backhouse (University of Birmingham) Philippe Fontaine (École
normale supérieure de Cachan) Tiago Mata (Technical University of
All proposals and requests for information should be sent to:
Conferences, Seminars and
Green Economics Training Day
The GREEN ECONOMICS INSTITUTE would like to invite you for yet another
exciting Green Economics Training Day.
The event will take place on Saturday 10 November 2007 at Mansfield
College, Oxford University.
The event will give a comprehensive overview of current developments in
the emerging discipline of Green Economics.
file that provides you with the detailed program of the event and
contains a report of our last highly successful training event.
As these training events are very popular please ensure you book well in
advance to secure your place, a booking form is attached to this email
for your convenience. Download the
Any update to the program and further information will be available on
EAEPE 2007 Conference
Economic growth, development, and institutions - lessons for policy and
the need for an evolutionary framework of analysis
Faculdade de Economia, Universidade Porto, Portugal | November 1-3
Address: Faculdade de Economia do Porto; Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-464
Porto – PORTUGAL
Tel: +351-22-5571214/100 | Fax: +351-22-5505050
Provisional Programme Available (13 July 2007)
Friday, November 16 of this year the VIPE conference will be held in
Utrecht, the Netherlands, co-organized by the Utrecht School of
Economics and the Tjalling C. Koopmans Institute. The theme of the
conference will be
The Political Economy of Financial Markets
Further information may be found at:
SCEME Workshop 13 October on Knowledge, Information and the Economy: the
programme for this event, and registration details, are now available at
http://www.sceme.stir.ac.uk/events.htm For further information please
contact Sheila Dow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Please note new accommodation option, but reservations required by
end-August to guarantee availability**
International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics -
Perhaps you will be interested to see photos of ICAPE's 2nd
international conference, now available at the ICAPE website:
Depending on your browser, the page may take a moment to load! Many
thanks to Erik Olsen for fine photojournalism.
Job Postings for
The University of St. Thomas
The University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business, Department of
Ethics and Business Law, seeks candidates for a tenure-track position
(Asst., Assoc., or Full Professor) in Business Ethics starting in Fall
2008. The downloadable description provides details of the position. In
particular, the university is looking candidates who are committed to
the mission of St. Thomas and who can translate that mission in their
teaching and research. Download the
New York University in London
NYU in London, an affiliate of New York University, is seeking a
part-time lecturer to teach a 1st year undergraduate course in
Macroeconomics from 3rd September 2007-14th December 2007 on Mondays
NYU in London has created a study abroad programme of exceptional
quality for its students, and is therefore looking for academic staff
with an excellent record in teaching and research. We are looking for
established, research-active academic staff (not PhD students). The
lecture course meet 2
1/2 hours per week, at NYU in London, 6 Bedford Square, WC1.
Terms and conditions to be discussed with the successful applicant.
Applicants should be EU nationals or currently hold a UK work permit at
time of application. Further information can be obtained informally, by
telephone or email via the contact details below. Interested applicants
should send a CV to the Assistant Director for Freshman Programmes,
David Crout, via email or at the address below in the first instance.
Assistant Director for Freshman Programmes NYU in London an affiliate of
New York University, USA Room 22, 3rd Floor
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Course description - Economic Principles I - Macroeconomics
Focuses on the economy as a whole (the “macroeconomy”). Begins with the
meaning and measurement of important data (on unemployment, inflation,
and production), then turns to the behaviour of the overall economy.
Topics include long-run economic growth and the standard of living; the
causes and consequences of economic booms and recessions; the banking
system and the Federal Reserve; the stock and bond markets;
international exchange rates and the impact of global economic events;
and the role of government policy.
Economics and Business for Strategic and International Management
The Department of Economics and Business at Albright College invites
applications and nominations for a rank-open, tenure track faculty
position in the fields of Strategic and International Management.
Exceptional candidates may be named to the endowed William and Mary
Dearden Chair in Business. The teaching load is 6 sections per year
consisting of 4 sections of a senior Strategies capstone course, 1
section each of international management and senior seminar in
international business. Depending upon the candidate’s interests and
department needs, other courses may be included. The department plans to
grow the international business program and the ideal candidate will
assume leadership for curriculum development, including possible
collaboration with other departments. Earned doctorate in management
preferred but related fields considered. Demonstrated excellence in
undergraduate teaching and commitment to scholarship are essential for
selection and advancement. Albright College values experiential and
interdisciplinary learning and presents opportunities for collaboration
in teaching and scholarship. Applicants should send a letter of
application, vita, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to email
address email@example.com. Selected candidates will be required to submit
letters of references, scholarship sample and a teaching philosophy.
Review of applications will begin July 23 and continue until the search
is closed. Preliminary interviews will take place at the Academy of
Management meetings in Philadelphia. Information about Albright College
can be found at www.albright.edu. Albright College is an Affirmative
Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to
diversity within its community. In pursuit of that, we actively
encourage diversity among applicants for this position.
University of Greenwich Business
Visitin Lecturers London- Economics
University of Greenwich Business School is seeking visiting lecturers
- tutorials in introductory economics
- a final year UG course in microeconomics
- a postgraduate course in financial economics
Applicants should hold PhD in economics or be near completion.
Applications are invited by submission of cv to
Conference Papers and Reports and Articles
The Neoliberal Challenge:
Between the Scientific Sophism and the Communicative Fascination
by José Ramón GARCÍA MENENDEZ
Download the paper
by Ismael Hossein-zadeh
Letter: Observation-Based Analysis and Industry
Frank Giarratani (2007) "Letter: Observation-Based Analysis and Industry
Studies", The Economists' Voice: Vol. 4: No. 4, Article 3.
Observation-based analysis at the firm and plant level is alive, well,
and growing, according to Frank Giarratani. More than eight hundred
scholars, including many economists, embrace observation-based analysis,
and identify with industry studies as a research field based on this
Heterodox Journals and
Digital Newsletter of The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
JULY 2007 REPORT
Volume 17, No. 3
Two National Surveys of American Jews, 2000–01: A Comparison of the NJPS
by JOEL PERLMANN
Recent Trends in Household Wealth in the United States: Rising Debt and
the Middle-Class Squeeze
by EDWARD N. WOLFF
A Simplified “Benchmark” Stock-flow Consistent (SFC) Post-Keynesian
by CLAUDIO H. DOS SANTOS and GENNARO ZEZZA
Female Land Rights, Crop Specialization, and Productivity in Paraguayan
by THOMAS MASTERSON
16th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the U.S. and World Economies
Global Imbalances: Prospects for the U.S. and World Economies
Basic Income Studies (BIS)
The Berkeley Electronic Press, together with editors Rafael
Pinilla-Pallejà (Ministry of Public Affairs, Spain), Jurgen De
Wispelaere (Trinity College Dublin), and Karl Widerquist (Tulane
University), is pleased to announce a new issue of Basic Income Studies
The Editors "Content".
The Editors "From the Editors".
The Editors "List of Contributors".
Michael W. Howard "A NAFTA Dividend: A Guaranteed Minimum Income for
José A. Noguera "Why Left Reciprocity Theories Are Inconsistent".
Tony Fitzpatrick "Streams, Grants and Pools: Stakeholding, Asset-Based
Welfare and Convertibility".
Almaz Zelleke "Targeting Benefit Levels to Individuals or Families?".
Tero Auvinen "A Monetary Reformist Road to Universal Basic Income".
Corina Rodríguez Enríquez "Basic Income and Labour Market Conditions:
Insights from Argentina".
Eduardo Matarazzo Suplicy "Basic Income and Employment in Brazil".
Claudia Haarmann and Dirk Haarmann "From Survival to Decent Employment:
Basic Income Security in Namibia".
Jeremy Seekings "The Inconsequentiality of Employment Disincentives:
Basic Income in South Africa".
Louise Haagh "Basic Income, Occupational Freedom and Antipoverty
Stephen Winter "Review of John W. Hughes, Major Douglas: The Policy of a
Athina Vlachantoni "Review of Keith Dowding, Jurgen De Wispelaere, and
Stuart White, The Ethics of Stakeholding".
Mònica Clua Losada "Review of Guy Standing, Income Security as a Right:
Europe and North America".
Cristian Pérez Muñoz "Review of Stuart White, The Civic Minimum: On the
Rights and Obligations of Economic Citizenship".
The Editors (2007) "Content", Basic Income Studies: Vol. 2: No. 1,
The Editors (2007) "From the Editors", Basic Income Studies: Vol. 2: No.
1, Article 2.
The Editors (2007) "List of Contributors", Basic Income Studies: Vol. 2:
No. 1, Article 3.
La Revue de la régulation
Communiqué de presse pour le lancement de la Revue de la régulation.
Capitalisme, institutions, pouvoirs, revue d’économie en ligne.
La Revue de la régulation Capitalisme, institutions, pouvoirs est une
nouvelle revue d'économie en ligne. Elle prolonge "L'Année de la
régulation"(1997-2004). Elle vise à fournir un lieu d'expression pour
les approches régulationnistes et à nouer le dialogue avec les autres
courants hétérodoxes des sciences économiques, pour développer une
économie politique historicisée qui prenne en compte les rapports
sociaux et mette l’accent sur l’analyse des capitalismes, les relations
de pouvoir et le rôle des institutions.
La Revue de la régulation est une publication exclusivement électronique,
en libre accès, disponible sur le portail
www.revues.org. Elle met
aujourd’hui en ligne son premier numéro.
Directeur de la rédaction: Robert Boyer, UMR-CNRS 8545 -Paris Jourdan
Rédacteur en chef de la revue: Thomas Lamarche, Université Lille3 et
GERME Paris 7.
Editée avec le soutien de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord
(CNRS, universités Paris 8, Paris 13).
01 55 93 93 06
The Régulation Review
Capitalism, Institutions and Power is a new
online economics review. It takes after "L'Année de la régulation"(1997-2004).
It aims at providing an organ of expression to the regulationist
approach of economics, and at opening the dialogue with other heterodox
approaches, in order to develop a political economy sensitive to
historical and sociological determination. It will emphasize analyses of
capitalisms, power relations and institutions.
The Régulation Review is an exclusively electronic publication. It is
free-access from www.revues.org. The first issue is online today.
Director of publication: Robert Boyer, UMR-CNRS 8545 -Paris Jourdan
Editor in chief: Thomas Lamarche, Université Lille3 et GERME Paris 7
Published with the support of the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme
Paris Nord (CNRS, universités Paris 8, Paris 13).
01 55 93 93 06
Volume 50 Number 4 / July-August 2007 of
Challenge is now available at
This issue contains:
The latest EAEPE Newsletter has been published now. It is available on
the EAEPE website. It is possible to download it directly just by
clicking on the this link:
The newsletter also contains
* the provisional programme of the EAEPE Conference 2007 in Porto.
** a call for candidates for the next EAEPE Council elections. This
information is also available directly on the website:
*** news about new summerschools and conferences of interest, where
particularly for the more junior EAEPE members the Graduate Student
Paper Competition of te journal New Political Economy (go to
http://eaepe.org/eaepe.php?q=node/view/85#NPE08 ) is of
**** three book reviews by Angelo Reati and Giovanna Vertova on:
------------ A.Trigg's book on Marxian reproduction schema:
------------- Pascal Petit's book on the Growth and the Wealth of
------------- Vaclav Smil's book on Technical innovations creating the
***** a essay where Ulrich Witt reflects on his "intellectual
Globalization is like an ocean current, carrying goods, services,
people, money, and ideas—governments can try to erect sea walls, but the
influence tends to seep through. The hope for globalization was that a
rising tide would lift all boats. Instead, it has been more like a
riptide that capsizes the weaker vessels. Without life vests or safety
nets, many people in those smaller boats are drowning, as Joseph
Stiglitz said at the Carnegie Council in October 2006. A fairer
globalization would benefit all people rather than a few special
interests. Rather than trying to stop this current or limit people's
access, the global economy's stakeholders might build a more sustainable
globalization by addressing ethical concerns such as accountability,
equity, fairness, justice, and transparency, as well as traditional
liberal economic concepts of freedom and efficiency. Policy Innovations
is a weekly online magazine devoted to innovators and their ideas for a
fairer globalization. The publication's unique concept is to highlight
constructive innovations for either building a more ethical
globalization or using globalization to advance the cause of social
justice. Our definition of "policy" is broad. The community of
innovators includes scholars, practitioners, businesspeople, activists,
and policymakers. Their ideas include policy prescriptions, business
models, and the narratives or process of discovery that inspired them to
innovate. Our premise is that innovations guided by ethics will yield a
innovations + ethics = better globalization
For more information:
It is the policy of Economic Issues to publish articles on a wide range
of subjects and issues of current economic debate. Subject to
professional standards being maintained, the journal will allow authors
considerable freedom in how they treat their subjects. Papers are
particularly encouraged, however, which contribute to public discussion
and which are applicable to the practical concerns of decision-makers.
Papers which provide an accessible survey of a field of economic debate
are also actively encouraged.
The archive of the journal:
Journal of Post Keynesian
Volume 29 Number 4 / Summer
2007 of Journal of Post Keynesian Economics is now available on the
mesharpe.metapress.com web site at
This issue contains:
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and
Debatte provides radical critical analysis, sympathetic to democratic,
socialist, ecologist and feminist movements, of developments in the
region bounded by Germany in the West and Russia in the East. We are
particularly interested in all writing on the social, economic, cultural
and political life of Germany and Eastern Europe which connects the
specific problems of the region with the wider issues of world order,
globalisation and inequality. Debatte is a refereed journal, published
three times a year. We very much welcome heterodox economic
For further information: http://www.informaworld.com/debatte
Review of Political Economy
Volume 19 Issue 3 is now available online at informaworld
( http://www.informaworld.com ).
This new issue contains the following articles:
Aumann's and Schelling's Game Theory: The Nobel Prize in Economic
Authors: S. Abu Turab Rizvi
On the Rental Price of Capital and the Profit Rate: The Perils and
Pitfalls of Total Factor Productivity Growth
Authors: Jesus Felipe; J. S. L. Mccombie
Free Trade: A Dead End for Underdeveloped Economies
Authors: Rune Skarstein
The New Consensus and Post-Keynesian Interest Rate Policy
Authors: Claude Gnos; Louis-Philippe Rochon
The New Consensus on Monetary Policy and its Post-Keynesian Critique
Authors: Peter Kriesler; Marc Lavoie
Is There a Stabilizing Role for Fiscal Policy in the New Consensus?
Authors: Mark Setterfield
Planning and Know-how: The Relationship between Knowledge and
Calculation in Hayek's Case for Markets
Authors: Dan Greenwood
Technology as Transsubjective Structural Context: The Uncertainty of
Authors: Mathew Forstater
Books, Book Series, and Book Reviews
The Political Economy of U.S. Militarism
by Ismael Hossein-zadeh, Professor of Economics, Drake University
This wide-ranging, interdisciplinary analysis blends history, economics,
and politics to challenge most of the prevailing accounts of the rise of
U.S. militarism. While acknowledging the contributory role of some of
the most-widely cited culprits (big oil, neoconservative ideology,
Zionist lobby, and President Bush’s world outlook), this study explores
the bigger picture: the political economy of war and militarism. The
study is unique not only for its thorough examination of the economics
of military spending, but also for its careful analysis of a series of
closely related topics (petroleum, geopolitics, imperialism, terrorism,
religious fundamentalism, the war on Iraq, Palestinian-Israeli conflict)
that may appear as digressions but, in fact, help shed more light on the
main journey. Download
Customer reviews, endorsements, and an image of the book can also be
viewed on amazon.com at:
Macroeconomics: A Critical Approach
by Steven Mark Cohen. Armonk, New York and London,
England: M.E. Sharpe. 2007. Cloth, ISBN 978-0-7656-1450-6, $72.95.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-7656-1451-3, $35.95. 396 pages.
the review by Ryan A. Dodd
Women and Politics in
Iran: Veiling, Unveiling, and Reveiling
by Hamideh Sedghi, Cambridge University Press, July 2007
Why were urban women veiled in the early 1900s, unveiled from 1936 to
1979, and reveiled after the 1979 revolution? This question forms the
basis of Hamideh Sedghi's original and unprecedented contribution to
politics and Middle Eastern studies. Using primary and secondary
sources, Sedghi offers new knowledge on women's agency in relation to
state power. In this rigorous analysis she places contention over women
at the centre of the political struggle between secular and religious
forces and demonstrates that control over women's identities, sexuality,
and labor has been central to the consolidation of state power. Sedghi
links politics and culture with economics to present an integrated
analysis of the private and public lives of different classes of women
and their modes of resistance to state power.
Heterodox Graduate Program and PhD Scholarships
The University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Master`s in Berlin! The University of Applied Sciences Berlin (FHTW
Berlin) offers a three-semester master`s programme with a heterodox
orientation on "International and Development Economics" (MIDE). The
course is taught entirely in English. Tuition fee is 2,000 Euro for the
full programme, closing date for applications is 30 September 2007,
start is 1 April 2008. Visit
Global MacroScope (www.GlobalMacroScope.com) is a heterodox financial
news, views and analysis portal. We offer regular commentary on
international financial and political economic events and trends. Global MacroScope offers a different view of a highly speculative world
Global Policy Innovations Program
Over the last decade, the development engine appears to have stalled in
some regions. Many of the world’s poorest countries are experiencing
falling growth rates, rising unemployment, and environmental
degradation. Many in the developing world have come to view free trade
and financial liberalization not as pathways to prosperity, but as tools
A growing body of innovative scholarship offers promising strategies for
sustainable development and a fairer globalization. Yet, these proposals
have not been disseminated in a coordinated fashion. In response to this
challenge, the Global Policy Innovations program provides a forum for
pragmatic alternatives to the current global economic order.
To highlight the best new thinking on a fairer globalization.
Building a fairer global economy starts with protecting fundamental
freedoms, and moves toward maximizing human fulfillment, potential, and
innovation. This process must be guided by an ethical framework:
innovations + ethics = better globalization.
Several factors contribute to the timeliness of our mission: the growing
criticism of the development policies promoted by the major
international financial institutions; the inequitable representation of
the Global South in international institutions such as the WTO; the
effect of global supply chains and the Chinese economy on labor,
business, and environmental standards; the hybridization of business,
nonprofit, and public operational models, manifesting in movements such
as social entrepreneurship; and the empowerment of global civil society
through the Internet.
We develop and broadcast innovative ideas through:
Daily publishing – GPI publishes the critically acclaimed online
magazine Policy Innovations, a companion blog, podcasts, video, and
workshop summaries and analysis.
Regular convening – GPI convenes three levels of meetings: tactical
meetings with partners on best practices in civil society; operational
dialogues between businesses and NGOs on applied ethics; strategic
workshops with scholars, ethicists, and practitioners on shaping the
language and terms of the international debate on globalization.
Occasional research – GPI conducts occasional research projects on
ethical issues in the global economy. Devin Stewart is currently
conducting an interview-based survey with Carnegie Endowment scholar
Josh Kurlantzick on the future of Asian economic integration and its
effect on labor and environmental standards.
Queries from Heterodox
Dr. Vladimir Masch (firstname.lastname@example.org) would like to talk with
people about issues of free trade. Attached (1
2) are a couple of things he has written about it.
For Your Information
Chronicle of Higher Education – July 30, 2007
Canada Denies Work Permit to American Professor Over 1981 Arrest
Canadian authorities have refused to issue a work permit for an American
professor who was hired to teach two courses at Carleton University, in
Ottawa, allegedly because he was arrested during a labor protest in
The professor, Thomas F. Juravich, who teaches labor studies at the
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, told CBC News that his work
permit had been rejected because he was arrested for taking part in a
union picket-line protest in the United States.
Canadian officials have refused to comment on the case, but Mr. Juravich
said it stemmed from an exchange of information between the U.S. and
Canadian governments that could have a chilling effect on lawful
protests. He told the CBC that the authorities had asked him for further
details and legal documents about the 26-year-old arrest in order to
reconsider his application for a work permit.
Mr. Juravich, who is also director of UMass-Amherst’s
and Research Center and a contributor to
The Chronicle Review, has
crossed the Canadian border dozens of times without incident in the
past. He was hired by Carleton’s Institute of Political Economy as a
visiting professor to lecture on the
cultures of Canadian and American
labor movements. —Karen Birchard
Research Methods Relevant to Marxist
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Benesch, Phillip, "The Viennese Socrates and Marxism: Karl Popper and
the reconstruction of progressive politics" (PhD dissertation,
University of Delaware, 2004)
Cicourel, “Method and Measurement in Sociology”
Cornforth, Maurice, “Dialectical Materialism”, etc.
Dumenil, Gerard and Dominique Levy, web page
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Dr. Sabine U. O’Hara appointed Executive Director of the Council for
International Exchange of Scholars and Vice President of Institute of
A letter from Hazel HendersonThe European Commission is pursuing an important initiative - its BEYOND
GDP conference to be held in the European Parliament, Nov. 19-20th (more
at www.beyond-gdp.eu). I am honored to serve on the Organizing Committee
and Advisory Board.
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Here is my latest editorial
Giant man with a mind to match
August 10, 2007
Ted Wheelwright, 1921-2007
TED WHEELWRIGHT was teaching
and writing about global capitalism decades before the term "globalisation"
He warned of its dangers: dependence on foreign investment, economic
inequality, environmental degradation, the power of transnational
corporations and the undermining of national sovereignty.
These prescient warnings proved less influential than the neo-liberal
ideas, sometimes called economic rationalism, that have been the
orthodoxy in economic thinking in the past two decades.
His influence was strong, however, both at the University of Sydney and
in the wider society. He contributed to the development of the political
economy program of courses that still flourishes at the university,
attracting about 400 students annually.
Wheelwright was also a frequent contributor to media debate, regularly
presenting Notes on the News for ABC radio, invariably with some
critical insights on current events. His legacy also includes the 11
books that he wrote and nine others he co-edited, five with the economic
historian Ken Buckley, who died last year.
Wheelwright had an enduring impact on the generations of students he
taught between 1952 and 1986, when he retired as associate professor of
economics. As a teacher he was much respected for his authority and
clarity, charm and charisma.
Students admired, even loved, him for much the same reasons as orthodox
economists found his views unsettling. He was refused promotion to a
full professorship at Sydney University six times, despite his
outstanding teaching and publications, on the last occasion sparking a
public controversy. Forty parliamentarians signed a petition calling on
the university to change its decision. This was in 1975 when the
alternative political economy course was just beginning and
conservatives were still trying to frustrate its development.
Edward Lawrence Wheelwright, who has died of bronchial pneumonia, at 85,
was born in Sheffield, England. He worked as a bank clerk after leaving
school. At the outbreak of World War II, he joined the Royal Air Force,
rising to the rank of squadron leader.
He flew in Lancasters on
bombing raids over Germany and was awarded the Distinguished Flying
Cross. One of his tasks as a navigator was to instruct colleagues about
each mission before they took off. He later recalled this was where he
learnt the essentials of clear teaching. It was, after all, a matter of
life and death.
After the war he married Wendy McGregor in Glasgow and received an
ex-serviceman's scholarship to study economics and political science at
the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
As a mature-aged student, he knew what he wanted from his studies. He
wanted to know what caused war, and why his father - a steelworker - had
been out of work for five years during the Depression. He found some
answers in a combination of Keynesian, Marxian and institutional
After teaching for two years at Bristol University, he emigrated to
Australia to become a lecturer at the University of Sydney in 1952. He
became active in the ALP and later in the movement opposing the Vietnam
War. He marched at the head of a demonstration by Veterans Against the
War, proudly wearing his medals.
Wheelwright was an intellectual of unashamedly socialist inclinations,
so some thought it inconsistent that he drove a big old Mercedes, but
that was the only car he could fit his long legs into. Like J.K.
Galbraith, the great American political economist who died last year, he
was a giant in intellect and stature.
The topics Wheelwright addressed in his teaching and writing included
multinational corporations, international finance, imperialism, economic
development, the Chinese economy, education, environmentalism,
consumerism and Australian industry. He always stressed that economic
policy involves much more than textbook economics - that it is an issue
involving ethical judgments and requiring an understanding of the use
and abuse of economic power.
The Whitlam government
appointed him to two committees of inquiry: into the future of
Australian manufacturing industry, and into government procurement
policy. He served on the board of the Commonwealth Bank before it was
privatised - a process he vigorously opposed - and on the board of the
H.V. Evatt Foundation.
Wheelwright was instrumental in the formation of the Australian
Consumers' Association and the University Co-operative Bookshop.
Graduates elected him to the Sydney University senate, where he chaired
the finance committee.
An annual prize in his
honour is awarded to the top student in the introductory political
economy course at the university.
In retirement he publish a bi-monthly Political Economy newsletter up
until two years ago.
Wheelwright is survived by Wendy, two daughters, five grandchildren and
A celebration of his life
will be held at Balmoral Beach Club on September 23.
New Executive Director of CIES Appointed
Institute of International Education Appoints Dr. Sabine U. O’Hara as
Executive Director of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Vice President of IIE
Former President of Roanoke College Brings Expertise in Global
Education, Strategic Planning, and Resource Development
WASHINGTON, DC July 25, 2007 --- The Institute of International
Education (IIE), a nonprofit educational and cultural exchange
organization founded in 1919 (www.iie.org), is pleased to announce the
appointment of Dr. Sabine U. O’Hara as Executive Director of the Council
for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) and Vice President of IIE.
For over 50 years, CIES (www.cies.org) has helped administer the
Fulbright Scholar Program, the U.S. government’s flagship academic
exchange effort, on behalf of the United States Department of State,
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. CIES, a division of IIE in
New York, NY, is based in Washington, DC.
Dr Allan Goodman, IIE’s President and CEO, welcomed Dr. O’Hara to her
new position, noting how well her past career has prepared her to lead
CIES. “Dr. O’Hara’s successful and diverse experience in leadership
roles at a variety of U.S. higher education institutions, and her
academic experience in Germany and the U.S., gives her a unique
perspective on the importance of scholarly exchange and the role that
international education can have in strengthening higher education
institutions in the U.S. and abroad.” Regarding her appointment, Dr.
O’Hara said, “I consider serving as Executive Director of CIES and Vice
President of IIE an exceptional opportunity, as I have long known the
organizations’ important mission to improve global understanding and,
ultimately, world peace. CIES is positioned uniquely to expand further
its international leadership role in the exchange of people and ideas at
a critical time in our world. I am pleased to be part of this important
Most recently, Dr. O’Hara was President of Roanoke College in Salem,
Virginia, where she served as the institution’s tenth president. A
respected author, researcher and professor, Dr. O’Hara is well known for
her expertise in sustainable economic development and global education
and has lectured around the globe, including Australia, Brazil, Costa
Rica, Germany, Tunisia, and the UK. She is the author of two books and
numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and research reports. She
has also developed and taught various undergraduate and graduate
courses, many related to economic development, sustainability and
economics and ethics.
Prior to joining Roanoke, Dr. O’Hara served as Vice President for
Academic Affairs at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Her
earlier experience included serving as Provost and Professor of
Economics at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont; as faculty
member and Director of Graduate Studies in Economics at Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute; as visiting scholar at Harvard University and as
Director of Public Policy for the New York State Council of Churches.
Dr. O’Hara is a native of Germany and completed her undergraduate and
graduate studies at the University of Gottingen, where she also received
a doctorate in environmental economics. An active scholar and advocate
for higher education, she serves on the board of directors of several
national organizations, including the United States Society of
Ecological Economics, and the Association for Social Economics.
The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) was founded in
1947 to administer the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the U.S.
Department of State, following passage of the Fulbright Act. Comprised
of program staff organized by world regions, CIES works as a cooperative
partner with the United States Department of State, Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Affairs. The core scholar exchange program
attracts some 800 U.S. faculty and professionals to 140 countries each
year to lecture, research or do both. An equal number of overseas
academics and professionals visit the U.S. to do the same. The program
also addresses current global challenges through a number of innovative
means, such as cutting-edge research conducted by international teams of
New Century Scholars; a Visiting Specialist program designed to impart
better understanding of the Muslim world on U.S. college and university
campuses; and unique trans-national collaborations established by an
increasing number of Fulbright Senior Specialists, grantees with
expertise in critical-demand areas who are engaged in short-term
As CIES’ parent organization, IIE works with the U.S. Department of
State to administer the Fulbright Student Program, and with many other
partners (governments, foundations, corporations, colleges and
universities, international organizations, and generous individuals) to
provide educational exchange and development training opportunities. IIE
has a network of 19 offices worldwide, over 900 college and university
members, and more than 5,000 volunteers. More information about IIE is
available at www.iie.org