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Issue 58: March 4, 2008

From the Editor


Fred Lee

In this issue:
  Call for Papers
  - The 10th International Post Keynesian Conference
- Graduate Summer School in Post Keynesian Economics

  Conferences, Seminars and Lectures
Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
  Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles
  Heterodox Journals and Newsletters
  Heterodox Books and Book Series
  Heterodox Book Reviews
  Heterodox Graduate Program and PhD Scholarships
Heterodox Websites and Blogs
  For Your Information

Call for Papers

The 10th International Post Keynesian Conference

Call for Papers
Theme: Post Keynesian Economic Policy
June 29- July 1, 2008
Kansas City- Missouri USA

For more information go to 
Contact: Heather Starzynski ( )

Graduate Summer School in Post Keynesian Economics

Call for Students and Faculty
June 26-28, 2008
University of Missouri- Kansas City and Center for Full Employment and Price Stability (CFEPS)
For more information go to 
Contact: Heather Starzynski ( )

2009 Association for Social Economics Annual Meeting

San Francisco, January 2-5, 2009 (Friday Evening, Saturday, Sunday & Monday)
Markets, Rights, Capabilities, and Economic Justice
Please submit a copy of the paper title and abstract (up to 250 words) to Morris Altman, President-Elect of the ASE:  no later than April 30, 2008.
For information of the ASE, please refer to:
Papers from different perspectives and addressing varieties of issues are welcome, but the focus of next year’s conferences will relate to: Markets, Rights, Capabilities, and Economic Justice
Click here for detailed information.

Alternatives to Neo-liberalism: Country Experiences

You are invited to consider contributing to "Alternatives to Neo-liberalism: Country experiences"

Edited by Turan Subasat (University of Bath, UK and Izmir University of Economics, Turkey)

You are invited to contribute original articles to this book which investigates the country experiences of alternatives to neo-liberalism. It covers ‘non neo-liberal’ country experiences such as Cuba, Argentina, Venezuela, Bolivia, China, Iran ect and aims to answer the following questions for each country:

1. Can the experiences of these countries be seen as credible alternatives to neo-liberalism?
2. To what extent have they been successful?
3. Are they likely to survive against the neo-liberal challenge?

So far we have the commitments of academics such as Alfredo Saad Filho and Al Campbell. If you can contribute a chapter to this book please email Turan Subasat at:

You are also invited to provide comments and suggestions particularly regarding which countries should be included in the book. Please attach a CV to your email.

IVth International Conference on the Work of Karl Marx and the challenges of the 21st century

Havana, Cuba May 5th to 8th
Venue: Palacio de Convenciones

This conference celebrates the 50th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution which occurred on January 1, 1959.
Click here for detailed information.

EAEPE 2008 Annual Conference, 6-8 November 2008


University of Roma Tre, Faculty of Economics,
Via Silvio D’amico 77, - 00145 Rome, Italy
Tel. 0039 06 57335603/5722 - Fax 0039 06 57335609/5771
Conference web site:

The 2008 annual EAEPE Conference will be held in Rome at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Roma Tre. We invite proposals for papers or sessions that address either the general theme of this year conference "Labour, Institutions and Growth in a Global Knowledge-Based Economy" or the topic of one of the Research Areas or both.
Click here for detailed information.

2008 Society for the Development of Austrian Economics

Panels at the Southern Economic Association in Washington, DC, November 20-23, 2008 (Thurs-Sun).

The SDAE invites paper and whole session proposals for its sessions at the Southern meetings this fall. Papers and whole sessions on a broad range of topics of relevance to Austrian economics and related approaches will be considered. If there is an excess supply of good proposals, priority goes to current members of the Society. Membership is only $20, which also entitles you to a steeply discounted price of $38 on the Review of Austrian Economics. Membership forms can be found here (Paypal accepted):

Persons interested in presenting papers, serving as chairs/discussants, or proposing entire panels should submit proposals by April 1st. Please note that this submission date is one month earlier than last year. The SEA has given us 12 sessions, so there are many opportunities for participation. With all submissions, please include the following information for each participant, including non-attending co-authors:

Street address
Email address

If you are proposing a paper for presentation, please also indicate your willingness to serve as a chair or discussant. If you are proposing an entire panel, please have all the contact information for all the participants when you send the materials. If you wish only to serve as a chair or discussant, please indicate so in your submission.

Please send your submissions to Emily Chamlee-Wright, SDAE President-elect at:

Emily Chamlee-Wright
Department of Economics
Beloit College
700 College St.
Beloit, WI 53511
Or email to:

Second International Conference: "The Austrian School in the XXI Century"

First Information Document
Bases Foundation (Rosario City, Argentina) and Hayek Foundation (Buenos Aires City, Argentina) announce the Second International Conference "The Austrian School of Economics in the 21st Century".
Date: August 7th, 8th and 9th - 2008
Venue: Chancellor's Goverment Building of the Rosario National University (Rosario City, Argentina)

Thematic Areas:

- Economics
- Epistemology
- Methodology
- Political Philosophy
- Readings on the Austrian School of Economics

Deadline for abstract reception is June 24th - 2008
Deadline for reception of lectures is July 1st - 2008

Contact:  ; 
(Please, send e-mails to both addresses to avoid reception problems) 
Web Site:

Ethics Justice and Gender

A workshop organized by the the Urrutia Elejalde Foundation at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Madrid, September 11 2008

Coordinator: Diana Strassman (Rice University)

Speakers: Diana Strassmann (Rice University), Alison Jaggar (University of Colorado, Boulder), Ingrid Robeyns (Radbound Universiteit Nijmegen), and Stephanie Seguino (University of Vermont)


Although economists have long treated social justice and ethics as beyond its disciplinary boundaries, standard theories provide inadequate explanations of human deprivations and inequalities. With gender inequality pervasive in societies around the world, better understandings of women’s economic lives could lead to a more illuminating, useful and accountable economics. Scholarship on gender has been particularly hampered by theories that insufficiently acknowledge how power relations and social norms influence women’s access to economic resources, health, education, and political agency.
How can philosophical tools and theories inform the work of economists seeking to address gender inequality? More generally, how might greater sensitivity to concerns of ethics and justice enable more comprehensive economic analyses that better contribute to the struggle for a gender-just world? And how can advances in feminist economics inform philosophical theories of justice, ethics, and epistemology? Papers may draw from a wide range of philosophical and economic ideas and scholarship in addressing issues relating to gender, economics, human deprivations, capabilities, and justice.

Submissions: Paper proposals should consist of a 1000 word abstract, together with the contact details of the author (Name, affiliation, email address). The abstract should be attached to an email message to David Teira (dteira [at] Deadline for submissions is March 15th 2008. Acceptance will be communicated by April 15th 2008. If accepted, accommodation expenses will be covered by the organization..

INEM 2008

Notice that this event takes place immediately before the International Network for Economic 2008 Conference (Madrid, 12-13 September)


Structural Change and Development Policies

The Academic Working Group on Macroeconomic Dynamics, Price Theory and Structural Change, The Division of Social Science and Humanities, Xochimilco Campus and The General Rector of the Metropolitan Autonomous University

Issue this call for papers for an International Symposium on
Dates: May 19-22, 2008
To be held in the
Central Rectory of the UAM

Click here for detailed information.

Macroeconomic Policies on Shaky Foundations

The *Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies* would like to invite you to submit a paper for its 12th conference on

*Macroeconomic Policies on Shaky Foundations*
*-- Whither Mainstream Economics?*

31 October - 1 November 2008, in Berlin.

Mainstream economics seems to be changing. The homo economicus has repeatedly been called into questions; many macroeconomic models are not based on a market clearing equilibrium any more. How profound are these changes in mainstream economics? What, if any, is the new orthodoxy in macroeconomics? What are the implications for Post-Keynesian macroeconomics? And how is the relationship between these developments and macroeconomic policies? The 12th conference of the Research Network will address these developments and questions.

The submission of papers in the following areas is encouraged:

- Orthodoxy/Mainstream/Heterodoxy. Past and Present Developments
- Is there Common Ground for Heterodox Economics?
- What Can Macroeconomists Learn From Institutional, Experimental and Post Walrasian Economics?
- Post-Keynesianism and the New Consensus Model
- Towards a Post-Keynesian Consensus?
- Monetary Policy under the Conditions of Ambiguous Theoretical Grounds
- The Return of Discretionary Fiscal Policy?

For the open part of the conference the submission of papers on the general subject of the Research Network is encouraged as well. We also encourage the submission of papers for graduate student sessions, on the specific subject of this conference or on the general subject of the Research Network.

Conference language is English. Selected papers (in English or in German) will be published after the conference.

The *deadline* for paper proposals is *30 June 2008*. Please send an abstract (one page) to Torsten Niechoj ( ). Decisions will be made until the end of July. Accepted papers should be sent in by 15 October to be posted on the conference web page.

The Research Network is organised by Sebastian Dullien (FHTW Berlin), Trevor Evans (FHW Berlin), Jochen Hartwig (KOF/ETH Zürich), Eckhard Hein (IMK, Düsseldorf), Hansjörg Herr (FHW Berlin), Torsten Niechoj (IMK, Düsseldorf), Jan Priewe (FHTW Berlin), Peter Spahn (University of Hohenheim), Engelbert Stockhammer (WU Wien), Claus Thomasberger (FHTW Berlin) and Achim Truger (IMK, Düsseldorf) with financial support from the Hans Böckler Foundation.

More on the Research Network:

5th Euroframe Conference on Economic Policy Issues in the European Union

Ten years of a common currency: achievements and policy challenges in the euro area
Friday, 6 June 2008, Dublin,

The EUROFRAME group of research institutes (CASE, CPB, DIW, ESRI, ETLA, IfW, NIESR, OFCE, PROMETEIA, WIFO) will hold its fifth annual Conference on Economic Policy Issues in the European Union in Dublin on 6 June 2008. The aim of the conference is to provide an academic forum for debate on economic policy issues relevant in the European context. The Conference will focus this year on assessing the ten years of common currency in the euro area and will address prospects and challenges ahead. Contributions should address in particular issues related to: the ECB's strategy and governance, real effects of a common currency, diversity issues, developments in the banking and financial systems, banking regulation, monetary and financial stability, exchange rate developments and their determinants, capital flows and financial integration, the role of euro as an international currency, the future enlargement of the euro area.

Submission Procedure
Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail before 17 March to
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 19 May.
Scientific Committee
Karl Aiginger (WIFO), Ray Barrell (NIESR), Marek Dabrowski (CASE), Christian Dreger (DIW), Markku Kotilainen (ETLA), Paolo Onofri (PROMETEIA), Joachim Scheide (IfW), Henri Sterdyniak (OFCE), Iulia Traistaru-Siedschlag (ESRI), Bas ter Weel (CPB), Catherine Mathieu (OFCE,
Scientific Secretary)
Local Organising Committee (ESRI, Dublin)
John Fitz Gerald, Iulia Traistaru-Siedschlag
Contact - Abstract and paper submissions
Catherine Mathieu:,  tel.: +33 (0) 1 44 18 54 37

The 40th Annual UK History of Economic Thought Conference

The 40th annual UK History of Economic Thought Conference will be held at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, over 3-5 September, 2008. The conference will retain its traditional intimate format, with substantial time devoted to the presentation and discussion of each of the papers.
Papers on all aspects of the history of economics and economic thought are welcome.

Those wishing to present a paper at the conference should send an abstract of five hundred words to the conference organizer, Professor Steven Medema, by email at  or via the post to Department of Economics, CB 181, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO 80217-3364, USA. The deadline for receipt of proposals is April 1, 2008, and decisions will be made by April 15, 2008. Further information about the conference will be made available in the coming months.

Developments in Economic Theory and Policy

The Department of Applied Economics V of the University of the Basque Country and the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, of the University of Cambridge are organizing the 5th International Conference “Developments in Economic Theory and Policy”. The Conference will be held in Bilbao (Spain), in July 10-11, 2008, at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of the Basque Country.

Although papers are invited on all areas of economics, the priority areas are the following ones:

- New Consensus in Macroeconomics
- Spatial Economics
- European Convergence
- Policy/Path Dependence and Macroeconomics

Special Sessions with Invited Speakers will be organized about these four topics. In the conference website you can see more details about the Special Sessions and the Invited Speakers.

Suggestions for ‘Organized Sessions’ are encouraged. An Organized Session is one session constructed in its entirety by a Session Organizer and submitted to the conference organizers as a complete package. Session organizers must provide the following information:

- Title of the session, name and affiliation of the organizer, name and affiliation of chair (if different than organizer)
- Titles of the papers, name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s)
In addition, contact information must be provided for each participant (name, address, telephone and fax numbers, email address).

Those people that wish to organize a session on a specific topic and want to contact with other people interested in participating presenting a paper in that session can get in touch with Jesus Ferreiro ( submitting the following data:
- Organizer’s name and affiliation
- Title of the proposed sessions and JEL classification
- E-mail address
These data will be published in this web page. People interested will be able to contact with the session’s proposer to organize the session.

The deadline to submit papers and ‘Organized Sessions’ is 30th May 2008.

For more information, you can contact with Jesus Ferreiro ( ) or visit the website 

European Political Economy and Society in the World

Mid-Term Workshop
Critical Political Economy Research Network (RN 6)
European Sociological Association
September 12-14, 2008
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford, United Kingdom
This workshop builds on the proceedings of the previous workshops, which have all eschewed a sui generic conception of 'Europe' and the European Union in favour of a perspective that views Europe and the EU against the broader context of transnational developments of the capitalist world-economy. As Eric Wolf argued in Europe and the People without History (California UP, 1982) this is the logical and empirical implication of political economy research, which is concerned with the co-constitution of production and power broadly conceived. Such research, Wolf argued, constituted a profound challenge to 'the habit of treating named entities such as the Iroquois, Greece, Persia or the United States ..[and we might add, the EU and 'its' states]…as fixed entities opposed to one another by stable internal architecture and external boundaries..' (p. 7).

Click here for detailed information.  


Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

SOAS Seminar Series

School of Oriental and African Studies
London International Development Centre
Seminar Series
Scholarship, Advocacy and Policy [after Deaton]: The World Bank through the Looking Glass
Jeff Waage: An Introduction to LIDC
Ben Fine: Social Capital and Health

Wednesday 12th March 2008, 2.30 – 4.30pm
Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck College, University of London, Torrington Square, London. WC1

In light of the recent evaluation of World Bank research led by Angus Deaton, it is time to take stock of the direction of development research and its effect on policy and advocacy. Ben Fine, Professor of Economics at SOAS, presents the first in a series of seminars that will critically examine the implications and limitations of Deaton and the way to move on, looking first at the application of social capital to health.
This seminar series also aims to bring together the unrivalled expertise in the six colleges of the newly created London International Development Centre, LIDC. The goal is to encourage dialogue between the constituent colleges, establishing common interests and future collaboration, as well as highlighting the future role of LIDC. Jeff Waage, Director of LIDC, will set out the anticipated role of LIDC within the development community.

Everyone welcome from 2pm onwards.

For more information and to be included on the mailing list for details of future seminars please email Kate Bayliss: 

Behavioural Economics: Common Mistakes in Daily Decisions

Behavioural Economics: Common Mistakes in Daily Decisions
Date: Monday 17 March 2008, 6.30-8pm
Speaker: Professor Dan Ariely

Why do smart people make irrational decisions every day? Why do we repeatedly make the same mistakes when we make our selections? How do our expectations influence our actual opinions and decisions? The answers, as revealed by behavioural economist Professor Dan Ariely of MIT, will surprise you.

Event Information: Behavioural Economics: 

The Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Summer Workshop

The Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Summer Workshop is a one week workshop designed to introduce researchers in the social sciences to comparative research in income distribution, employment and social policy using the LIS database. We welcome applications from researchers with varying levels of knowledge and experience. The language of instruction is English.
The Luxembourg Income Study has made comparable over 160 large microdata sets that contain comprehensive measures of income, employment and household characteristics for 30 industrialized countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States).
By the end of the workshop, attendees will be fully trained to use the database independently. Workshop faculty includes the LIS directors, Janet Gornick and Markus Jäntti, the LIS staff and guest lecturers. In addition, the winner of the annual Aldi Hagenaars Memorial Award will present his/her paper (see Aldi Hagenaars Memorial Award page: ). The workshop format includes a mixture of lectures on comparative research, laboratory sessions and individual one-on-one advisory sessions. Attendees will also be introduced to the new Luxembourg Wealth Study ( ).
Tuition of €1,400 covers instructional materials, single-occupancy accommodations, and full board. Transportation to and from Luxembourg is the responsibility of the student.
The 2008 workshop will be held from July 7 to July 12, 2008 (with departure on July 13).
Download application ( ) and return it to Caroline de Tombeur by April 4, 2008.
Send your completed application by email ( ) or fax: +352-26 00 30 30.
For information about LIS, see

The Art of Rent

Spring 2008 University of London, Queen Mary 

As part of an ongoing collective project, the organisers of this seminar series seek to promote a discussion on the rise of rent as a form of capitalist appropriation and the way that new levels of association in the arts and culture, in information and communication, in public taste and ambience have made this rise possible, and from the perspective of private accumulation, necessary. To this end, the seminar brings together various perspectives on the Art of Rent taking in analysis of cognitive capitalism, of the financialisation of the quotidian and the bodily, of gentrification and the metroversity, of new international division of labour and of governance. The seminar will conclude with a special two-day event in September on the cultural industries.

Behind this series is the sense that the Art of Rent is a reaction to a new collective power among bodies assembled to labour and a capacity for ensemble in the social individual, all provoked by the migrations of work into culture, language, and affect and the work of migrations into these registers of life. For those who work in the university, in the arts, and in politics long seeking to subvert the relationship between innovation and wage, the rise of the relationship between innovation and rent calls not for subversion but sabotage of the creative process.

Seminars will feature presentation from the speakers followed by structured discussion and questions and answers.

All the seminars are free and all are welcome

All seminars (except for February 29th) 16:00-18:00 Room 4.08 Francis Bancroft Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End.

Friday February 29th, 2008
The Art of Rent

16:00 – 18:00 Room 602 Physics Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End

• Carlo Vercellone, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
• Matteo Pasquinelli, Queen Mary University

Friday March 28th, 2008
Crisis and Financialization

• Christian Marazzi, University of Southern Switzerland
• Randy Martin, New York University
• Costas Lapavitsas, SOAS London

Thursday May 15th, 2008
New international division of labour

• Sandro Mezzadra, University of Bologna
• Xiang Biao, Oxford University

Thursday June 5th, 2008
Governance, resistance, production of common

• Judith Revel, Sorbonne University, Paris
• Stefano Harney, Queen Mary University

Space is limited; those planning to attend to should send a message to 

For further information please email

40th anniversary of the student revolt in 1968

the student organization Die Linke.SDS (the student organization of the left party) and the youth organization Linksjugend Solid invite you kindly to participate at our congress "40th anniversary of the student revolt in 1968 - we will win the next struggle".

From the second until the 4th of may we will discuss the implications of the emergence of a new left in 1968 for nowadays. The range of issues will be widespread: From the protests in higher education to cultural liberation and the revival of marxist and critical theory.
Among our speakers are veterans of the 68 student revolt as well as critical scientists and political activists from today (e.g. Oskar Lafontaine(president of Die Linke), Leo Panitch (University of Toronto), Rossana Rossanda, Elmar Altvater (University of Berlin), Sabine Zimpel (ATTAC Germany), Alain Krivine (LCR) and Hans-Jürgen Urban(vice-president of trade union IG Metall) Alex Callinicos (Kings College London). There are already more than 40 Speakers confirmed (which you can see on the website There will be about more than 50 workshops and panels and we attend up to 1000 participants - mainly students and young people - from all around Germany.

Of course the left renewal in 1968 had a european and international dimension: We would be glad to welcome you in Berlin for our congress and for the "Euromayday" on the first of may in Berlin which we are organizing together with social movements, trade unions and media activists.

The program and a range of material are available on the website 
You could also order Posters and stickers for the congress. (there are 8 different motives of stickers available 

The congress costs are 10 Euros for students and 20 euros for people on a living wage. in the ticket are included 3 days of congress, concerts and cinema AND a free place to sleep in a school or comparable venue. the sleeping places are available from 31.april to 4th of may.
Best regards,

Die Linke.SDS and Linksjugend Solid

all questions and subcriptions: 

The 9th Annual Conference of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES)

March 26–28, 2008
"Reinventing the Political Economy Tradition of the Caribbean"
A Conference in Honour of Norman Girvan

Click here for detailed information.

The Colours of Money Seminar

Fri 14th(2.30pm)-Sun 16th March(12.30am), 2008 Stroud

The Colours of Money © seminar looks at new ways of understanding the history and purpose of money and how it can be the main instrument for bringing about real and lasting change in our economic circumstances.Ranging from the problems of small businesses to larger questions of global finance and the power of corporations, it offers a radical yet concrete approach to money in our times. This seminar provides an opportunity to explore these problems in-depth. Based in part on Rudolf Steiner's observations about modern economic life, the seminar is presented using coloured chalk imagery on black paper - a technique intended to overcome the reputation of economics as a dismal science! It also serves as an introduction to associative economics.

The seminar will be presented by Christopher Houghton Budd, an economic historian with a doctorate in banking and international finance. He specialises intopics ranging from sustainability to the financial markets and has a special interest in bridging between Rudolf Steiner's work and current understandings. Based in Canterbury, England, he travels widely as an educator and consultant working with colleagues around the world.

Venue: Upper Grange, Loveday's Mead, GL5 1XB, Stroud,UK
Cost: Seminar - £120, excluding meals & accommodation.
Evening Lectures - £5 per lecture.
Registration: Payment by March 1st - Contact Arthur Edwards for more details Tel: 0044 (1453) 756728 /
07979 935359

Financialization: Post-Keynesian Approaches

** Probabilistic Political Economy: "Laws of Chaos" in the 21st Century **
July 14 -- 17, 2008 Kingston University, UK

Call for participants

Registration is now open for this conference, organised to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication in 1983 of "Laws of Chaos: a probabilistic approach to political economy" by Emmanuel Farjoun and Moshé Machover.

The conference will open at 11.30 a.m. on Monday, July 14 and will continue through to a reception and gala dinner on the evening of Wednesday, July 16.

Click here for detailed information.

Post Keynesian Economics Study Group

The date of the Stirling meeting has been moved from Friday 31 October 2008 to Saturday 20 September 2008. A lovely month in Scotland!

The call for participants for the Oxford meeting on 4 April 2008 will be issued shortly. We expect to have an afternoon session with a dinner in the evening.


Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

Indiana University

School of Social Work
Labor Studies Program
Bloomington and Indianapolis Campuses

Two Faculty Positions

The Labor Studies Program at Indiana University is one of the leading university labor education programs in North America and is administered by the School of Social Work. The program caters to a diverse population of traditional, non-traditional, and labor union learners. The program offers a Certificate, Associate, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Labor Studies, as well as a variety of non-credit courses. The Labor Studies Program is a state-wide program presently based on six of the eight Indiana University campuses.

We seek candidates for two tenure-track positions. One position is located on the Bloomington (IUB) campus and the other on the Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus.

Teach labor studies courses both online and in the classroom, with particular attention to the changing needs and growing diversity of the labor movement; carry out research and labor related service; maintain working relationships with Labor Studies faculty on other IU campuses and with labor organizations; and develop and teach non-credit courses in areas of specialization. Some travel is expected.

A doctorate in a field closely related to labor studies is required. Candidates must possess significant research potential and demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to working in areas relevant to organized labor. Special consideration will be given to applicants with direct experience in labor unions or community organizations, and/or who have expertise in Latino workers’ issues, and public sector labor issues. Knowledge and skills of online education are desired.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Indiana University offers an excellent benefits package.

Application Procedures
A complete application must include: letter of interest, curriculum vita, and names of three references. The letter of interest should include a description of one’s concept of the discipline of labor studies; how one’s strengths and competencies match the desired position; teaching philosophy, and labor movement experience. Please specify the campus of application (Bloomington, Indianapolis, or both).
Screening of applications will begin February 15, 2008 and continue until an offer is made, with an anticipated appointment date of August 2008. All applications should be submitted electronically to: Sarah Bailey Labor Studies Recorder, IU Bloomington
Indiana University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and it is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The Labor Studies Program seeks qualified applicants from women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups.

St. Francis College, Brooklyn

Assistant Professor of Economics - tenure track position
The Department of Economics, History and Political Science at St. Francis College, Brooklyn invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Economics beginning in Fall 2008. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Economics and show a commitment to teaching. The college offers a B.A. degree in Economics, and is also responsible for teaching introductory courses to non-majors. St. Francis College is a small, non-residential, independent college whose mission focuses on the provision of education to the community of Brooklyn and adjacent areas. Potential applicants are encouraged to review the college's website, prior to applying for the position. Additional information may be obtained by writing to the Chairperson of the department, Paddy Quick, at
Send resume and cover letter to: 

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse


Economics Department 

College of Business Administration 

POSITION DESCRIPTION Description/Primary Responsibilities: The Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse seeks qualified candidates for two full-time instructional academic staff positions to teach principles of micro- and macro-economics at the undergraduate level for the 2008-2009 academic year. Secondary consideration will be given to the ability to teach undergraduate business research methods. Candidates are expected to be effective teachers, have a commitment to high quality student-focused instruction, have an interest in and concern for students, and demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching introductory economics. Responsibilities will include teaching four sections per semester and participating in department business.

Qualifications (minimum and desirable): The minimum educational requirement is a Master's Degree in Economics; Ph.D. or ABD preferred. Consideration will be given to teaching experience. Also, consideration will be given to applicants with a Master's Degree in a business related field and with at least two years of experience teaching economics.

APPOINTMENT % of appointment - annual or academic year: 100%
Rank: will be at the associate lecturer or lecturer level with competitive salary.
Starting Date: August 25, 2008
Excellent fringe benefitsand insurance programs: 


Refer to Recruitment Number "09ECO01" when applying for or inquiring about this position.

Application Procedure: To receive full consideration, a resume, three letters of recommendation that address teaching ability, and teaching evaluations must be submitted to the chair of the search and screen committee. The Economics Department is in the College of Business Administration, which is fully accredited by AACSB International. More information about the department may be found at


Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Department of Economics
UW-La Crosse
1725 State St.
La Crosse WI 54601

Application Deadline: Preference will be given to complete applications that are received by April 7, 2008. The position will remain open until filled.


Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles

GDAE’s Climate Change Program

GDAE announces two publications from its new program on the Economics of Climate Change. For more on the Institute's efforts to develop economic theory, policy analysis, and educational materials better suited to addressing the challenges posed by global climate change, visit our program web page:

Economic Vitality in a Transition to Sustainability

This booklet by Neva Goodwin surveys how economies will need to change, both to minimize the extent of expected climate change, and to respond to climate-related events that cannot, or will not, be prevented. Reforms are needed not only to reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses, but also to encourage greater social resilience, to minimize the suffering from climate-related emergencies. Increased social resilience requires poverty alleviation, widely available education, robust social systems for emergency health and other relief responses, and greater equality of power and resources. A number of systemic changes will be needed to move in these directions. Most urgent to discover or invent are the institutional and  regulatory structures, as well as financial and cultural incentives, that will align the goals of corporations with the common good.

This booklet is part of Growing the Economy through Global Warming Solutions, a series of papers published by the Civil Society Institute to explore the implications of the transition from a fossil-energy dependent economy to a climate-stable global economic system.
Read the full booklet here: 

Hot, It’s Not: Reflections on Cool It!, by Bjorn Lomborg

In this review, forthcoming in Climatic Change, Frank Ackerman reviews and rebuts the dismissive treatment of climate change in Bjorn Lomborg’s latest book. Lomborg, the self-described “skeptical environmentalist,” claims that economics proves that many climate policy proposals are hopelessly expensive and unnecessary. Ackerman demonstrates that Lomborg relies on a biased reading of the scientific evidence and a rigidly conservative interpretation of economics; Ackerman’s conclusion sketches a better approach to climate economics.
Read the full article here:

Latin America's MDG Progress on Gender Equality: Poor Women Still Lag Behind

One Pager # 49 

We are pleased to announce the publication of IPC One Pager #49, "Latin America's MDG Progress on Gender Equality: Poor Women Still Lag Behind". The author, Eduardo Zepeda, recently a senior researcher at IPC, notes that Latin America and the Caribbean has shown notable progress on MDG indicators for gender equality. But he emphasizes that when national averages are disaggregated, the picture is less impressive, particularly for poor women workers. They are not, in fact, making significant  progress in securing decent wage employment in the non-agricultural sector.

See the recent related Issue No. 13 of IPC's Poverty In Focus magazine, "Gender Equality".

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Tufts Institute Awards Annual Economics Prize

Tufts Institute Awards Annual Economics Prize to José Antonio Ocampo and Robert Wade

Fall event on “New Visions for Trade and Development”
February 25, 2008
Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute announced today that it will award its annual Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought to José Antonio Ocampo of Columbia University and Robert Wade of the London School of Economics. The award ceremony will take place November 17 at Tufts University and will feature lectures by the prize winners on the topic, “Beyond the Washington Consensus: New Visions for Trade and Development.”

The Global Development And Environment Institute (GDAE), which is jointly affiliated with Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, inaugurated its economics award in 2000 in memory of Nobel Prize-winning economist and Institute advisory board member Wassily Leontief, who had passed away the previous year. The Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought recognizes economists whose work, like that of the institute and Leontief himself, combines theoretical and empirical research that can promote a more comprehensive understanding of social and environmental processes. The inaugural prizes were awarded in 2000 to John Kenneth Galbraith and Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen.
“There is no longer any consensus, in Washington or elsewhere, that free trade, unregulated by government intervention, can produce broad-based sustainable development,” says GDAE Co-director Neva Goodwin. “José Antonio Ocampo and Robert Wade are among the most creative economic thinkers, combining rigorous analysis with empirically grounded research. Each of them is laying critical pieces of the groundwork that’s needed for solving global problems in ways that will genuinely improve the lives of the world’s poor majority.”
José Antonio Ocampo is one of the deans of Latin American economics. His numerous articles, books, and reports have made major contributions to development scholarship, and policy. He is a leading thinker on the reform of the international financial architecture and on macroeconomic policies to reduce the vulnerability of developing countries to international financial volatility. He worked in the United Nations, as Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and held several cabinet-level government posts in his native Colombia. He currently serves as Professor and Co-director with Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University's Initiative for Policy Dialogue. His many books include Globalization and Development: A Latin American and Caribbean Perspective, Regional Financial Cooperation, and the forthcoming volume on Capital Market Liberalization and Development.

Robert Wade has made seminal contributions to several fields of study. His book Governing the Market, on the state's role in East Asian development, won the American Political Science Association’s prize for Best Book in Political Economy. His Village Republics: Economic Conditions for Collective Action in South India, showed that the tragedy of the commons does not always hold true and that collective action can be an alternative to privatization and state control in the management of common property resources. More recently he has emerged as a leading critic of the view that globalization reduces global inequality and global poverty, and a leading contributor to rethinking development policy and the international policy framework.
The Global Development And Environment Institute was founded in 1993 with the goal of promoting a better understanding of how societies can pursue their economic and community goals in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner. The Institute develops textbooks and course materials that incorporate a broad understanding of social, financial and environmental sustainability. The Institute also carries out policy-relevant research on globalization, climate change, and the role of the market in environmental policy.

In addition to Amartya Sen and John Kenneth Galbraith, GDAE has awarded the Leontief Prize to Paul Streeten, Herman Daly, Alice Amsden, Dani Rodrik, Nancy Folbre, Robert Frank, Richard Nelson, Ha-Joon Chang, Samuel Bowles, Juliet Schor, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, and Stephen DeCanio.

The awards ceremony and Leontief Prize lectures will take place on Tufts University’s Medford Campus November 17, 2008.
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Several Sources on Lending Markets

Sources for information regarding the subprime lending market and discriminatory and predatory lending practices.

*Center for Responsible Lending:

*This site is loaded with information there are simply too many articles on the website to list them all here!

*The Levy Institute:
Randy Wray

Jan Kregel

Charles J. Whalen

*Again, a wide variety of articles are available, more than can be listed here.

Journal Articles:
Review of Black Political Economy, Fall 2005, Volume 33., No. 2 by E. Blank et al.
Racial discrimination in mortgage lending in Washington, D.C.: A mixed methods approach Blank, Emily C.; Venkatachalam, Padma; McNeil, Lawrence; Green, Rodney D.

Housing Policy Debate (HPD), v. 15, Issue 3, special issue 2004 edited by Wyly and McCoy,

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As Rome Burned, the Emperor Fiddled, by Rick Wolff,
The Household Debt Bubble, by John Bellamy Foster
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Brooklyn Based Legal Services Attorneys:
South Brooklyn Legal Services 718 237-5500 has litigated predatory lending case.
Rick Wagner at East Brooklyn Legal Services has litigated them also. 718-487-1300.
“Provide free legal services to poor people, not academics.”

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Robert Heilbroner Memorial Lecture

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