Graduate Summer School in Post
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 (
for Social Economics Annual Meeting
San Francisco, January 2-5, 2009 (Friday Evening, Saturday, Sunday &
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
for detailed information.
Alternatives to Neo-liberalism:
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.
here for detailed information.
EAEPE 2008 Annual Conference, 6-8
LABOUR, INSTITUTIONS AND GROWTH IN A GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE BASED ECONOMY.
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
here for detailed information.
2008 Society for the Development of
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:
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
Please send your submissions to Emily Chamlee-Wright, SDAE
Department of Economics
700 College St.
Beloit, WI 53511
Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
- 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
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
CALL FOR PAPERS
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] fsof.uned.es). Deadline for submissions
is March 15th 2008. Acceptance will be communicated by April 15th
2008. If accepted, accommodation expenses will be covered by the
Notice that this event takes place immediately before the
International Network for Economic 2008 Conference (Madrid, 12-13
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
STRUCTURAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT POLICIES: EVALUATION AND NEW
AVENUES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SUSTAINABLE AND VIABLE ALTERNATIVES
Dates: May 19-22, 2008
To be held in the
Central Rectory of the UAM
The *Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies*
would like to invite you to submit a paper for its 12th conference
*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
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
- 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 (email@example.com ). 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.
5th Euroframe Conference on Economic Policy Issues in the European
Ten years of a common currency: achievements and policy challenges
in the euro area
Friday, 6 June 2008, Dublin,
CALL FOR PAPERS
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.
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.
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,
Local Organising Committee (ESRI, Dublin)
John Fitz Gerald, Iulia Traistaru-Siedschlag
Contact - Abstract and paper submissions
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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
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 (email@example.com) 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
The deadline to submit papers and ‘Organized Sessions’ is 30th May
European Political Economy and Society in the World
Critical Political Economy Research Network (RN 6)
European Sociological Association
September 12-14, 2008
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford, United Kingdom http://criticalpoliticaleconomy.blogspot.com
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).
School of Oriental and African Studies
London International Development Centre
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
LSE PUBLIC LECTURE
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.
2008 LUXEMBOURG INCOME STUDY
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
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:
http://www.lisproject.org/workshop/aldiaward.htm ). 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 (
http://www.lisproject.org/workshop/2008application.pdf ) 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
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
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
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
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 www.1968kongress.de)
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 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.
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 /
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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, www.stfranciscollege.edu 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:
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
APPOINTMENT % of appointment - annual or academic year: 100%
Rank: will be at the associate lecturer or lecturer level with
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
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.
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
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
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
Read the full booklet here:
Hot, It’s Not: Reflections on Cool It!, by
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
Read the full article here:
Latin America's MDG Progress on
Gender Equality: Poor Women Still Lag Behind
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
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
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
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
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