Two weeks ago the Heterodox
Economics Newsletter almost cease to exist when
the UMKC computer services initially deleted all
of my e-mail lists. However, my lists have been
restored, I hope. So if you know of any
colleagues who generally get my e-mail, see if
they have received this issue of the Newsletter.
If they have not, have them send their e-mail
address to me so that I can re-enter them on my
As usual, this Newsletter has all kinds of
interesting things, such as Molly Cato has
become the first Reader in Green Economics in
the United Kingdom and perhaps the world and
then there is Jamie Galbraith's battle with
Milton Freidman. A couple of weeks ago I was
involved with an international workshop on
"Marshall and Marshallians on Industrial
Economics". Of the papers given at the workshop,
I found the ones by Lise Arena on 'the
Marshallian tradition at Oxford', Carlo
Cristiano on 'D. H. MacGregor and W. T. Layton',
and Annalisa Rosselli on 'Sraffa nd the
Marshallian Tradition' the most interesting.
Finally, this Newsletter has a number of
interesting job postings. Of particular interest
is the job posting at the NUI-Galway for an
Established Professor. A couple of years ago I
(along with Victoria Chick) was invited take
part in a review of the Economics Department. I
found Galway and the university a pleasant place
and the Department quite friendly. It was clear
from talking with the members of the Department
during the visit that it worked at promoting
pluralism in teaching and in research. But much
additional work needs to be done in this regard,
especially with regard to the broadly heterodox
component. Thus, if you have an interest in
helping to build/direct a department to a more
pluralistic engagement where mainstream and
heterodox views share a friendly but
intellectually exciting atmosphere, think about
applying for the post.
- European Association for Evolutionary
Political Economy (EAEPE) 2008 Conference
- Schumpeter 2008
- Forum for Social Economics
- World Association for Political Economy
- International Review of Economics Education Special Issue
- Workshop on Transnational Solidarity in times of Global
- EAEPE 2008 Annual Conference, 6-8 November 2008
- 3rd International Conference in Economics
- The 10th International Post Keynesian Conference
- Graduate Summer School in Post Keynesian Economics
- Journal of Innovation Economics
- The 40th annual UK History of Economic Thought Conference
- Poverty and Misery in the History of Economic Thought
- Inflation targeting: is there a
- Journal of Agrarian Change Conference
- Isaiah Berlin Lecture
- STOREP European Summer School (SESS) 2008
- URPE 2008 Summer School
- DARE Graduate School
- HISRECO 2008
- Keynesian Macroeconomics and European Economic Policies
- How Class Works- 2008
- Ponzi Finance and Global Liquidity Meltdown: Lessons from
- AMERICA LATINA: escenarios del nuevo siglo
- HETSA Conference 2008
- Against the Flow: Critical Realism and Critiques of
Contemporary Social Thought
- 28th Summer Institute
- Future Promises: The Life and Work of Stanley Aronowitz
- Traduire et diffuser les textes de Karl Marx et Friedrich
- University of Minnesota-Morris
- Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey
- National University of Ireland, Galway
- Drew University
- Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
- Sarah Lawrence College
- economic sociology - the european
- New Political Economy
- The Journal of Philosophical Economics
- The Associative Economics Bulletin
- ATHGO Newsletter
- The Journal of Innovation Economics
- Levy News
- Economic Systems Research
- News of the Research Network Macroeconomics and
- Federalism, Nationalism and
- Fundamentos de la Teoría General. Las consecuencias
teóricas de Lord Keynes
- Küreselleşmenin Krizi- The Politics of Empire and the
Crisis of Globalisation
- New Editions of Microeconomics in Context and
Macroeconomics in Context
European Association for Evolutionary
Political Economy (EAEPE) 2008 Conference
6-8 November 2008
Institutional History of Economics Research Area
EAEPE's Institutional History of Economics Research Area invites
paper proposals that contribute to one
of its following seven theoretical perspectives:
(1) The approach to analysis is based on an evaluation of relevant
tendencies and linkages in actual
economics - instead of a methodology that sanctifies fictions and
diverts attention from the difficult
task of analyzing the practice and culture of economics.
(2) The analysis is open-ended and interdisciplinary in that it
draws upon relevant material in
psychology, anthropology, politics, and history - instead of a
definition of history of economics in
terms of a rigid method that is applied indiscriminately to a wide
variety of economic approaches.
(3) The conception of economics is of a cumulative and evolutionary
process unfolding in historical time
in which economists are faced with chronic information problems and
radical uncertainty about the future
- instead of approaches to theorizing that focus exclusively on the
product of this process.
(4) The concern is to address and encompass the interactive, social
process through which economics is
formed and changed - instead of a theoretical framework that takes
economists and their interests as
(5) It is appropriate to regard economics itself as a social
institution, necessarily supported by a
network of other social institutions - instead of an orientation
that takes economics itself as an ideal
or natural order and as a mere aggregation of individual economists.
(6) It is evaluated how the socio-economic system is embedded in a
complex ecological and environmental
system - instead of a widespread tendency to ignore ecological and
environmental considerations or
consequences in the history of economics.
(7) The inquiry seeks to contribute not only to history of economics
but also to economics - instead of
an orthodox outlook that ignores the possibility of such
Preference will be given to original accounts, based on detailed
archival or other research, aimed at
yielding rich, sophisticated, understandings. Hence, papers that "do
it" instead of those that "talk
about doing it" are favored.
To participate, please submit a proposal containing 600-1000 words
and indicating clearly the sense in
which the paper contributes to one of the theoretical perspectives
of the research area.
The deadline for the submission of paper proposals is 1 APRIL 2008.
Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent on or before 30 MAY
2008. Completed papers are due on 20
All proposals and requests for information should be sent to:
Department of Economics
Nijmegen School of Management
University of Nijmegen
PO Box 9108
NL-6500 HK Nijmegen
12th ISS Conference in Rio de Janeiro, the Southern Conference on
July 2-5, 2008
The 12th International Schumpeter Society conference will be held at
the Instituto de Economia, Federal
University of Rio de Janeiro, in 2008.
Professor Maria da Graça Derengowski Fonseca, as president of this
Society, will be organizing this
Forum for Social Economics
Call for Papers for a special issue on "Teaching Social Economics"
Guest Editor: Geoffrey E. Schneider, Bucknell University
Guest Associate Editors: Daniel A. Underwood, Peninsula College;
Janet T. Knoedler, Bucknell University
The Forum for Social Economics is seeking papers of various types
related to Teaching Social Economics.
Papers can be short (1000-2000 word) descriptions of classroom
exercises or the application of particular
pedagogies (e.g., service learning, active learning, web based
interactive exercises) to teach social
economics. Submissions can also be longer in depth articles (up to
7500 words) which explore a
particular pedagogical issue, assess student learning outcomes, or
teaching issues related to social
economics. Articles should clearly stress a heterodox economic
tradition (e.g., social economics,
institutional economics, post-Keynesian economics, Marxian
economics, Feminist economics, etc.) with an
emphasis on how that tradition can advance economic education.
Manuscript submissions should be sent in electronic form as an
e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word format
to Geoff Schneider (
firstname.lastname@example.org ). The deadline for manuscript submission
is May 1, 2008.
Articles must be in final form by September 1, 2008.
Papers will pass a double-blind referee process supervised and
subject to the final approval of John
Marangos, Editor of the Forum for Social Economics.
The Forum for Social Economics is an international journal, along
with the Review of Social Economy,
sponsored by the Association for Social Economics. For 35 years the
Forum has published high quality
peer-reviewed papers. The Forum is a pluralistic journal publishing
work that addresses economic issues
within wider ethical, cultural or natural environmental contexts,
and is sympathetic to papers that
transcend established disciplinary boundaries.
The journal welcomes stimulating original articles that are clearly
written and draw upon contemporary
policy-related research. Preference is given to non-technical
articles of topical and historical interest
that will appeal to a wide range of readers. For this special issue,
the journal is particularly
interested in serving as an avenue for issues regarding teaching
economics, in particular teaching
approaches to social and heterodox economics.
Instructions: Authors should place name, address, phone, fax, and
e-mail address on a separate cover
sheet and remove identifying information from the title page and
body of the manuscript. They should also
include an abstract of no more than 150 words and a brief
biographical statement of no more than 125
words about each author should be supplied. In addition a list of up
to 5 key words, suitable for
indexing and abstracting services, should follow the abstract.
Authors should not submit articles that
have been previously published or that are under review for
publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should not
exceed 7,500 words in length, including notes and references.
Include the article and all tables and
figures in the same electronic file. American rather than British
spellings should be used.
World Association for Political
WAPE  No.8
The 3rd Forum of the World Association for
Political Economy (WAPE), on Marxism and Sustainable Development
May 24-25, 2008 at Langfang City, China
Hosted by the Academy of Marxism, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
The School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, and The
U.S. journal Nature, Society, and Thought
WAPE, registered at Hong Kong, China, is an international academic
organization founded on an open, non-profit and voluntary basis by
Marxian economists and related groups all around the world. The
standing body of WAPE includes the council, secretariat, academic
committee and advisory committee. The mission of WAPE is to utilize
modern Marxian economics to analyze and study the world economy,
reveal the law of development and its mechanism, offer proper
policies to promote the economic and social improvement on the
national and global level, so as to improve the welfare of all the
people in the world. The 1st WAPE Forum of on Economic Globalization
and Modern Marxian Economics was successfully held in April, 2006 in
Shanghai. In October, 2007, over eighty Marxian economists from 15
countries of the five continents of the world attended the 2nd WAPE
Forum held in the University of Shimane, Japan to probe into the
theme of The Political Economy of the Contemporary Relationship
between Labor and Capital in the World and delivered The Manifesto
of the 2nd forum of WAPE.
- The Topics of the 3rd WAPE Forum
1. The population problem in different countries and on a global
scale and its causes and countermeasures.
2. The resource problem in different countries and on a global scale
and its causes and countermeasures.
3. The environmental and ecological problem in different countries
and on a global scale and its causes and countermeasures.
4. The inter-relationship between population, resources and
environment and its modeling analysis.
5. The development and creation of basic economic theories on
population, resources and environment.
6. The sustainable development view of modern Marxian political
7. The review of ecological Marxist theories.
8. Other relevant economic and social issues.
1. Registration on May 23, 2008.
2. Official program on May 24 through May 25, 2008.
3. Excursion on May 26, 2008.
Langfang City, Hebei Province (near Beijing International Airport).
All the costs for this forum such as registration fee (US$100),
international travel,lodging and excursion will be covered by the
- Submission of Papers
Please email your application, your paper of about 4000 words in
English on the above topics together with your curriculum vitae
(stating your affiliation, contacting information, list of published
papers and so on) before March 31, 2008 to
Xiaoqin Ding/Allen Ding, deputy secretary general of WAPE), and we
will send you our official invitation. Marxian economists all over
the world are welcome to the forum and are supposed to cooperate
with each other to enlarge and strengthen the influence of Marxian
economics in the world!
The WAPE Secretariat
International Review of Economics
Education Special Issue
Pluralism in economics education:
Issues in teaching and learning
Call for Papers
Special issue to appear November 2009
The International Review of Economics Education (IREE) is planning
to publish a special issue in November 2009 on the issue of
pluralism in economics education: issues in teaching and learning.
The guest editor will be Dr Andy Denis, City University, London.
Deadline for submission of papers: Friday, 28 November 2008.
Undergraduate students of economics are currently taught to acquire
a received and mutually consistent body of ‘mainstream’ theory. This
pattern is remarkably consistent from one university to another and
from one country to another (Becker, 2004; Reimann, 2004).
Benchmarking statements ( http://tinyurl.com/2e7bgm ) of the kind
produced in England by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher
Education (QAA) may serve to reinforce this homogeneity. This might
be seen as a good thing: it could be taken as an indicator of a
mature subject that has settled a number of big questions and agreed
a basis for theorizing. It might make it easier for students to
transfer from one institution to another in the course of their
degree. However, it might also be seen as problematic for the future
health of the subject.
That is, it might reflect inertia in relation to teaching whereby
sunk capital in teaching a received body of theory and low
professional returns to innovation in teaching compared with
professional returns from research generate very weak incentives for
diversity. Economists have written much on how to overcome agency
problems arising in teaching in schools. But what about the agency
problems in teaching economics in higher education? In particular,
does teaching a received body of mainstream economic theory leave
students ill-equipped to makes sense of economic problems and
conflicting interpretations they encounter in professional and
Alternatively, homogeneity in the undergraduate economics curriculum
could be interpreted as a reflection of a dominance of a particular
school of thought within economics. This stance is adopted by the
Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE) and articulated in their
response (http://tinyurl.com/2qhn45) to the benchmarking statement
issued by the QAA in England. The AHE argue that the current
undergraduate economics curriculum adopts a monist approach to the
subject and that this is taken for granted by the benchmarking
statement from the QAA. They go on to argue that the curriculum
should embrace pluralism and that students should be introduced to a
range of schools of thought and equipped with the knowledge and
skills necessary to understand the differences of view and make
judgements between conflicting claims.
Authors are invited to address a number of issues within this
- What constitutes a pluralist or monist curriculum? Do benchmarking
statements such as the QAA statement on economics encourage a monist
curriculum? Do benchmarking statements necessarily encourage monism?
- What are the arguments for and against pluralism in the economics
curriculum? To what extent can these arguments be justified by
reference to outcomes for students? Are debates about pluralism in
the curriculum simply professional debate that has little to do with
the students themselves?
- Does teaching about alternative schools of thought overcome or
compound the problem of teaching students about bodies of
theoretical knowledge that they are unable to put to practical use
in their professional and everyday lives?
- What does pluralist teaching in economics look like and what are
the distinctive outcomes for students?
Contributors are invited to bear in mind that
- the discussion is international in scope, and papers comparing
practice in more than one country will be particularly welcome.
- the special issue will focus on teaching and the curriculum, it
should not be seen as an opportunity to pursue debate about the
nature of economics per se (e.g. arguing the merits of one school of
thought or another).
- contributions comparing pluralism in teaching economics with
teaching in other disciplines will be welcome.
The special issue of the journal will have two parts. The first will
contain two commissioned papers articulating the alternative stances
adopted towards pluralism and benchmarking. The second part will be
open. Contributions to the latter will undergo double-blind
Contributors should email a complete paper to the Guest Editor, Dr
Andy Denis, at
email@example.com , by the deadline of Friday, 28 November
2008. Contributors should ensure that they follow the guidelines for
submission to IREE, at
Becker, W. (2004) Economics for a Higher education, International
Review of Economics Education, 3, 1, pp. 9-38.
Reimann, N. (2004) First Year Teaching-Learning Environments in
Economics, International Review of Economics Education, 3, 1, pp.
Workshop on Transnational Solidarity
in times of Global Restructuring
Workshop on Transnational solidarity in times of global
restructuring: an analysis of positive and negative factors of
co-operation across borders.
Nottingham University/UK, 6 and 7 November 2008.
Labour has increasingly come under pressure as a result of
globalisation and the related transnationalisation of production,
expanding informalisation of work as well as the extension of
restructuring into the public sector. The purpose of this workshop
is to understand the possibilities for transnational action in a
better way. The emphasis is on the analysis of concrete case studies
of successful as well as failed transnational solidarity. Why will
workers in one workplace show solidarity with workers in a workplace
in another country, be it in the same company, be it in the same
industrial sector? The workshop intends to focus on the practical
content of solidarity and is, therefore, interested in the broad
diversity of transnational action and the way it is rooted within
the workplace and/or local community. This will include a focus on
trade unions, but also other social movements/NGOs. The latter are
often equally if not more important as far as the organisation of
non-established labour and the resistance to public sector
restructuring are concerned. We are equally interested in paper
givers from an academic, a trade union or a social movement/activist
background. The workshop intends to bridge the academic - activist
Please send all paper proposals to
Ingemar.Lindberg@telia.com by no later than 27 June 2008.
For further information, see
EAEPE 2008 Annual Conference, 6-8
Research Area C: “Institutional Change”
Institutions, Growth, and Size: The Role of Emergent Mid-Sized
Structures, ‘Meso’-Arenas, and Networks
The coordinators of Research Area C invite papers on the above
thematic complex. Do informal institutions and cultures emerge as ‘meso’-economic
structures? Is complex coordination easier at the level of ‘meso’
arenas or platforms? Why do smaller, and well networked, capitalist
countries appear to have a persistently better macroeconomic
performance than larger ones? Why do they seem to have higher levels
of general trust? Are ‘meso’-sized knowledge sharing communities
more effective than large anonymous collectivities?
We invite contributions of all kinds: theoretical and conceptual
papers, complex models and simulations, empirical studies, and case
studies on country, regional, sectoral, professional or general
social cases, both quantitative or qualitative, analytical and/or
policy-oriented. Papers should somehow connect performance with
institutions and with the dimensional features of knowledge
generation and sharing.
Within this general thematic complex, a special session will focus
on “Institutions as ‘Meso’-Phenomena”. Invited speakers include:
• Kurt Dopfer, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and Jason
Potts, University of Queensland, Australia
• Olivier Brette, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
• Manuel Waeckerle, Technische Universität, Austria
• Klaus Nielsen, Birkbeck College, London, UK
• Wolfram Elsner, and Matthias Greiff, University of Bremen,
Please submit paper proposals the the general RA-C theme and/or the
special session, and send abstracts to the RA-C coordinators:
Paolo Ramazzotti, firstname.lastname@example.org and Wolfram Elsner,
email@example.com,and also to the local organisers and their
EAEPE scientific committee, according to the rules laid down in the
general EAEPE 2008 call for papers at
The deadline for RA-C submissions is April the 1st 2008.
Conference in Economics
IUE – SUNY, CORTLAND
The Third International Conference in Economics will be held in
Izmir on May 1st and 2nd 2008. The theme of the conference is the
“EMERGING ECONOMIC ISSUES IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD”.
The proposal submission deadline is April 1, 2008. Abstracts must be
submitted in English and they should be no more than 500 words.
Proposals must be submitted to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for full text
submission of the selected papers is April 15, 2008.
The conference key note speakers will be: 2007 NOBEL Laureate
Professor Anil Markandya from the University of Bath and Professor
John Weeks from the University of London.
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 (
Call for papers
Dynamics of innovation and new forms of organisation and governance
of the firm The innovation process is complex, combining scientific
and technical potential enriched constantly with high-skilled human
resources and also with technological, organisational, financial,
relational and commercial competencies. As a consequence, the
launching and the diffusion of new goods, services and technologies
require a crucial coordination effort. The efficiency of
coordination depends on the norms, rules and procedures the
enterprise accepts and implements. These enable the enterprise to
manage the activities associated with innovation, to exploit
advantages, and to regulate related risks and costs.
- Proposal of paper (One or two pages abstract): June, 1, 2008-03-08
- Acceptation of abstract: June 15, 2008
- Full paper: September 1, 2008
- Reviewing process and final decisions on the publication of
papers: October 15, 2008
here for detailed information.
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.
The conference offers the promise of an outstanding venue and very
agreeable local surroundings, along with addresses by several
long-time members of the conference group-as befits a 40th
anniversary conference. (Various US and UK secrecy laws prohibit me
from naming names at this stage.)
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 email@example.com or
via the post to Department of Economics, CB 181, University of
Colorado Denver, Denver, CO 80217-3364, USA. The deadlinefor 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.
Poverty and Misery
in the History of Economic Thought
Centre Lillois d'Etudes et de Recherches
Sociologiques et Economiques
Lille Centre of Sociological and Economic Studies
CNRS: UMR 8019
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: April, 10th 2008
Organised by Sciences Po Lille and CLERSE-CNRS (UMR 8019)
With the support of the Charles Gide Association
for the Study of Economic Thought
POVERTY AND MISERY
HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT
November, 27 - 28, 2008
Sciences Po Lille
84 rue de Trevise, 59000 Lille
1) Deadline for abstracts: 10 April 2008
2) Acceptance of abstracts: 1 June 2008
3) Deadline for papers: 1 November 2008
4) Sciences Po Lille Conference: 27-28 November 2008
Inflation targeting: is there a
Balliol College, Oxford, Friday 4 April 2008
2 pm sharp - 6 pm in the Pilch Room, Jowett Walk
- Malcolm Sawyer, Leeds, Towards a new framework for fiscal and
interest rate policy
- Angel Asensio, CEPN Paris, A Post Keynesian alternative to
- Geoff Tily, ONS, The General Theory, Monetary Policy and the Long
- Giuseppe Fontana, Leeds, Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Today's
Endogenous Money World
- Luiz Fernando de Paula, Rio de Janeiro, A Post-Keynesian Proposal
for a Flexible Institutional Arrangement of an Inflation Targeting
Regime in Emerging Economies
- Mark Hayes, Cambridge, The transmission of monetary policy: an
Papers will be posted online after 21 March.
There will be a dinner after the workshop in The Old Common Room,
Balliol College. Numbers are limited to 22 and completed
applications to register will be treated on a first come, first
served, basis. Accommodation may also be available. Registration and
payment in advance to James Forder at Balliol College is required
for dinner or accommodation, although not for the workshop itself.
Request registration form
I omitted to mention in the Call for Participants that, thanks to
the generous support of Triodos Bank, we can consider applications
for reimbursement of travel expenses from research students. Please
obtain a claim form from Giuseppe Fontana on the day.
Registration for the workshop itself is not necessary, but if you
want dinner and/or accommodation, please contact James Forder as
indicated on the web page.
Journal of Agrarian
One-day conference organised by Journal of Agrarian Change and the
Department of Development Studies,
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Agrarian Questions: Lineages and Prospects
The conference brings together several generations of international
scholars to provide a forum for considering lineages, approaches and
prospects in the political economy of agrarian change, both
historical and contemporary
Saturday 3 May 2008, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Russell Square, London WC1H
- Lineages and prospects in the study of agrarian change
- Agrarian change: themes, approaches, issues
- Agrarian change in a globalising capitalism
- Class and popular struggles in today's countrysides
Speakers: Kojo Amanor, Jairus Banaji, Henry Bernstein, Jun Borras,
Ray Bush, TJ Byres, Vivek Chibber, Flemming
Christiansen, Ben Cousins, Carmen Diana Deere, Marc Edelman, Harriet
Friedmann, Barbara Harriss-White,
Deborah Johnston, Cristóbal Kay, Jens Lerche. Bridget O’Laughlin,
Carlos Oya, Charles Post, Wendy Wolford
Reason and Identity
Professor Lord Parekh, FBA
Professor of Political Philosophy, University of Westminster
Wednesday 2 April 2008, followed by a drinks reception
5.30pm - 6.30pm
The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace,
London, SW1Y 5AH
The nature of the relation between reason and identity lies at the
heart of moral and political philosophy. In the dominant view that
goes back to Plato, reason is seen as an impersonal and
transcendental faculty. It is abstracted from the individuality and
social affiliations of the moral agent, and expected to deliver
universally valid judgements about the good life and the right
course of action. This view ignores the vital role of identity in
human life, and the way it influences the range of reasons the moral
agent considers relevant and finds persuasive. While a well
considered theory of reason needs to take full account of individual
identity, it runs the risk of placing identity outside the ambit of
rational scrutiny and severely limiting the role of reason in moral
and political life. This lecture explores ways of resolving the
tension between reason and identity.
Lord Parekh was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 2003. He chaired
the Runnymede Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain, 1998
to 2000. He is Vice-Chairman of the Gandhi Foundation, and a trustee
of the Anne Frank Educational Trust and a member of the National
Commision on Equal Opportunity.
This lecture was established under the will of Sir Isaiah Berlin
(President of the Academy 1974-78). The lecture is intended to
appraise the contemporary condition of any one of the fields of
learning with which the Academy is concerned.
A poster for your notice board can be downloaded here:
Please visit our website for full details of our forthcoming events.
Telephone enquiries: 020 7969 5246 / Email:
Please note our ticketing and seating policy:
British Academy Lectures are freely open to the general public and
everyone is welcome; there is no charge for admission, no tickets
will be issued, and seats cannot be reserved. The Lecture Room is
opened at 5.00pm, and the first 100 audience members arriving at the
Academy will be offered a seat in the Lecture Room; the next 50
people to arrive will be offered a seat in the Overflow Room, which
has a video and audio link to the Lecture Room. Lectures are
followed by a reception at 6.30pm, to which members of the audience
Summer School (SESS) 2008
Bressanone/Brixen, 21-31 August 2008
The Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (STOREP)
is pleased to announce the Fourth Edition of the STOREP European
Summer School (SESS) from August 21 to August 31 2008.
The main aims of the STOREP European Summer School are:
- to provide advanced training for postgraduate students in
economics of any orientation and field of specialization;
- to broaden the horizons of young economists on the relevance of
the history of political economy for a better comprehension and
further advancement of contemporary economics;
- to allow young economists to meet fellows and scholars from
different countries with different backgrounds and aspirations but
with the same research interests in the wide field of political
economy or related disciplines.
SESS is organized by STOREP in collaboration with the University of
Padova and the Association “Amici Universitŕ di Padova/Freunde der
Universität Padua” in Bressanone/Brixen and is held at the Accademia
Cusano/Cusanus Akademie, Piazza Seminario 2. Bressanone/Brixen is a
small South Tyrol city located in the valley of Isarc river and
surrounded by the beautiful Dolomiti mountains. The official
language of SESS is English.
Among the lecturers of the 2008 edition:
- Brad Bateman (Denison University, Granville, Ohio, USA)
- Avi Cohen (York University, Toronto, Canada)
- Jan Kregel (UNDESA, United Nations, New York , and Tallinn
University of Technology, Estonia)
- Heinz Kurz (University of Graz, Austria)
- Tony Lawson (Cambridge University, UK)
- Bertram Schefold (J.W. Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt, Germany)
Among the topics of the 2008 edition:
- Predicting an Unexpected Future for the History of Economic
- Issues in the Hayek/Knight Capital Controversy
- The Creation and Evolution of Post Keynesian theory
- Endogenous Growth, Old and New
- What is Wrong with Modern Economics?
- Max Weber as an Economist and an Economic Historian
This is just to let people know that are now making their summer
plans. The URPE summer conference will be the evening of Friday,
August 16, to noon on Monday, August 19. It will be at the same camp
as the last two years, about 1 ˝ hours northwest of New York City.
As the US economy slips into recession and on top of that we have
this bankrupting (not to speak of immoral) war, the topic this year
is to remind people that our capitalist system is rough on tens of
millions of people even when times are “good” – just getting us out
of another recession and another war, while certainly essential,
isn’t enough. The topic is Poverty and Unemployment. The Permanent
Violence of Capitalism. The two Plenaries will Poverty and
Unemployment Abroad and at Home: How Much and Why? and Strengthening
the Power of the Working Class: What Works and What Doesn't? The
David Gordon lecture will be given by Sandy Darity from Duke who
many of you know, Guns and Butter Once Again? Another note with more
information will come out later.
DARE Graduate School
The annual DARE Graduate School in Economic Governance, Development
and Public Policy will be held at Ĺbo Akademi University, Department
of Economics and Statistics, Turku, Finland. It will take place from
15th - 21st September 2008.
The School, which has evolved from the L’institute-Ferrara Graduate
School in Industrial Development Policy, is co-ordinated and
organised by DARE (Democratic Communities in Academic Research on
Economic Development), a community of international faculty focused
on enhancing theoretical and policy understanding around democratic
economic development. For further information on DARE, please see
A particular aim of the School is to contribute to the evolution of
a multinational network of people thinking about, analysing and
researching into economic governance, development and public policy.
To this end, the School will bring together about 16 participants
from a variety of countries and research backgrounds to engage in a
co-operative learning process with internationally-renowned
researchers and practitioners.
For further information and for an application form, those
interested can write to Marcela Valania at
. The deadline for applications is 30 May 2008. Click
here for detailed information.
UADPhilEcon (University of Athens Doctoral Program in Economics) 2nd
2nd Semester Highlights
1. Open 2nd yr Lectures – From March to June 2008
2. The 4th Annual Public Lecture on Economics and Philosophy in
Honour of K. Psychopaidis – 27th May 2008
3. The Launch of Two Books published by Routledge and connected to
UADPhilEcon – 3rd June 2008
For more details, see below.
1. Open 2nd yr Lectures – From March to June 2008
During 2nd Semester, UADPhilEcon will be hosting a number of
distinguished visiting professors as part of our 2nd year courses.
However, as these lectures are of wider significance and appeal, all
students, staff and also the wider public are invited to attend.
Click here for detailed
The Second annual conference on the history of recent economics (HISRECO
2008), to be held on the 5th-7th of June at the Technical University
of Lisbon, Portugal, has a website at:
The program has been posted.
Keynesian Macroeconomics and European
How Class Works- 2008 conference program, on-line registration,
housing and other information are now available on the
conference pages of the Center for Study of Working Class Life
at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
The How Class Works - 2008 conference will be at Stony Brook,
Thursday - Saturday, June 5 - 7, 2008
Topics Include The color line in the 21st century and the legacy of
Theodore W. Allen - single-payer health care - corporate practices
in higher education - teaching class - white working class anger in
the UK - lessons of the Charleston 5 - class and the legal system -
class and religion – labor law and union strategy - plus many more
in 54 sessions.
Speakers Confirmedinclude Sam Anderson, Catherine-Mercedes
Brillantes Judge, Pedro Caban, Rose Ann DeMoro, Fuat Ercan, Claudia
Fegan, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Tami Gold, Elizabeth Hoffman, Sara
Jarayaman, Stathis Kouvelakis, Sherry Linkon, Meizhu Lui, Manning
Marable, Jack Metzgar, Nelson Motto, Manny Ness, Bertell Ollman,
Jeff Perry, Catherine Pouzoulet, Dave Roediger, Andrew Ross, John
Russo, Vinny Tirelli, Michelle Tokarczyk, Richard Trumka, Joe Wilson
Plus over 180 presentationsin working class studies from graduate
students, faculty, union and community activists -- from Australia,
Canada, France, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, New Zealand, Nigeria,
Turkey, UK, and US -- plus film, music, photography, and poetry
Ponzi Finance and
Global Liquidity Meltdown: Lessons from Minsky
The Centre for International Politics at City University, London,
cordially invites you to its final speaker event this term:
ANASTASIA NESVETAILOVA on
Ponzi Finance and Global Liquidity Meltdown: Lessons from Minsky
Wednesday 9 April 2008 at 16:00
in the Boardroom of the School of Social Sciences at City University
There will be a reception afterwards.
Dr Anastasia Nevetailova is Lecturer in International Politics at
City University. Her latest book on Fragile Finance: Debt,
Speculation and Crisis in the Age of Global Credit was published by
Palgrave Macmillan in 2007.
For further information on the event, contact Dr Tom Davies (
escenarios del nuevo siglo
Los das 22, 23 y 24 de octubre de 2008 la
Sociedad de Economa Poltica y Pensamiento Crtico Latinoamericano (SEPLA)
llevar a cabo en Buenos Aires su cuarto Coloquio Internacional
AMERICA LATINA: escenarios del nuevo siglo.
Nuevos desafos y horizontes de transformacin.
Este coloquio representa la continuacin de los tres anteriores,
celebrados en Mxico en 2005, en Santiago de Chile en 2006 y en
Caracas en 2007, como as tambin de las diversas reuniones de
economistas crticos que tuvieron lugar en aos anteriores en Brasil y
en otros pases.
El coloquio se reunir, por un lado, en el contexto de la crisis
financiera desatada en los Estados Unidos y que se extiende a otras
regiones del mundo. Por el otro, en medio del creciente
cuestionamiento de los pueblos de Amrica Latina a la dominacin de
aquel pas y de bsqueda de nuevos caminos y proyectos. Con el fin de
que el coloquio refleje esta realidad de la manera ms amplia posible,
hacemos esta convocatoria y un llamado a la presentacin de trabajos
para los economistas crticos de Amrica latina y de otros pases del
mundo. El temario de las ponencias versar sobre los siguientes ejes
generales y particulares.
- Amrica latina en las tensiones de la economa mundial.
- Modelos en disputa: neoliberalismo, neodesarrollismo, socialismo.
- Qu integracin regional?
- Formas del imperialismo hoy: acumulacin por desposesin, insercin
internacional y recursos naturales.
- Nueva arquitectura financiera internacional.
- Resistencias, nuevas radicalidades y alternativas de transformacin.
- Una vez ms: deuda pblica y flujos financieros internacionales.
- La dimensin energtica en la integracin internacional.
- Integracin e infraestructura regional: Plan Puebla-Panam / IIRSA
- Calidad y responsabilidad en las estadsticas para el anlisis
- Distribucin de la riqueza. Polticas e instrumentos para su
- Flexibilidad, precarizacin, accidentes laborales.
- Potencialidades y desafos de los movimientos sociales (autonoma/autoorganizacin
- fragmentacin/cooptacin - politizacin).
- Las relaciones de Amrica Latina con EE.UU y Europa.
Presentacin de proyectos (abstracts): 31 de julio de 2008.
Presentacin de trabajos: 15 de setiembre de 2008.
Las reglas solicitadas para la presentacin de la ponencia son fuente
Times New Roman, tamao 12, espaciado de 1,5, mrgenes de 2 cm. (mnimo)
y extensin mxima de 25 pginas (incluyendo grficos y bibliografa). En
La comunicacin de la aceptacin de trabajos est fijada para el 25 de
setiembre, y ser hecha a cada participante por correo electrnico.
Toda consulta puede ser efectuada a la direccin electrnica:
El coloquio se reunir en la Facultad de Ciencias Econmicas de la
Universidad de Buenos Aires (avenida Crdoba 2122). En prximas
comunicaciones, daremos a conocer otros aspectos de la organizacin,
as como las actividades previstas durante la realizacin del evento.
Buenos Aires, febrero de 2008.
EDI (Economistas de Izquierda) - Argentina.
IADE (Instituto Argentino para el Desarrollo Econmico).
EsEP (Escuela de Economa Poltica) de la UBA y de La Plata.
AGD-Econmicas. Comisin Oscar Braun.
Just a reminder again about the HETSA Conference 2008: "The Study of
the History of Economics: What does the Future Hold?". This is the
21st Conference of the History of Economics Society of Australia,
9-11 July, 2008 sponsored by the University of Western Sydney,
Our International Guest Speaker is Robert Leonard. Rob is Head of
Department. and Professor of Economics at Université du Québec ŕ
Montréal (UQAM) Montreal, Canada. He is probably best known for
"From Parlor Games to Social Science: Von Neumann, Morgenstern, and
the Creation of Game Theory, 1928-1994," Journal of Economic
The formal Deadline for Abstracts is 25 April 2008 and Deadline for
Papers: 30 May 2008. But we are flexible and other papers may be
accepted after this date if space on the program is available. So
far we have had lots of interest and accepted the following
Abstracts, and in several cases the full paper already:
- Paul Oslington - Jacob Viner on Religion and Economics
- Bill Lucarelli - Towards a Kalecki-Minsky Theory of Endogenous
- Peter Groenewegen - Alfred William Flux (1867-1942): A
Mathematician Successfully ‘caught’ for Economics by Marshall
- Elias L. Khalil - The Commitment Problem: Hume, Smith and the
- Margaret Moussa and Scott Mann - G.E.Moore and Ethical Realism
- Craig Freedman - In Search of George Stigler and the Chicago
School – A Conversation with Paul Samuelson
- Greg Smith - Marshall, Hicks, Robinson, Dunlop and Ross on
union-led wage bargaining
- John King - Nicholas Kaldor and the War on Monetarism
- Nobuhiko Nakazawa - Malthus as a Foxite Whig?: A Historical Sketch
- Robert Leonard - von Neumann's development of game theory in
intellectual and political context
- Tony Aspromourgos is organizing a ‘SYMPOSIUM ON HET AND THE ABS
CLASSIFICATION OF KNOWLEDGE’
We are planning to incorporate a sampling if the rich indigenous and
colonial history of Parramatta for conference delegates.
The conference will be held at Rydges Hotel adjacent to the
Parramatta Campus of the University of Western Sydney
Conference Registration : (HETSA members) $280.00
Conference Registration non-members $315.00
Conference Registration (HETSA members retired) $200.00
Conference dinner additional $65.00
Accommodation is to be booked and paid for by attendees themselves.
Please mention HETSA Conference when booking to obtain the special
room only rate of $175 per night (Queen room) and $195 for the King
single room Bookings should be made via
+ 61 2 8863 7643
+ 61 2 8863 7601 www.rydges.com/parramatta
Other accommodation is available nearby at the Parramatta Waldorf
and the Mercure Hotel Pattamatta
Against the Flow:
Critical Realism and Critiques of Contemporary Social Thought
School of Oriental and African Studies, room 116
Saturday April 5th
Significant strands of contemporary social thought affirm a
post-modern sense of a rupture with traditional social structures
and theoretical traditions. Notably Castells, Lash, Urry, Giddens,
Appadurai and Latour. They accord primacy to ‘networks’ and ‘flows’
to capture the nature of a novel mode of life in which previously
taken-for-granted distinctions are either being destabilised or have
been dissolved (cont.)
July 26-August 2, 2008
Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Economics of Immigration & Migration
Co-sponsored by Chicago Jobs with Justice, ICIRR (Illinois Coalition
for Immigrant & Refugee Rights) and CAAAELII (Coalition of African,
Arab, Asian, European & Latino Immigrants of Illinois)
Learn how the economy works and
gain tools to make your activism more effective.
CPE's Summer Institute is a week-long intensive training in
economics for activists, educators, and anyone who wants a better
understanding of the economy. We focus on the how the economic
system impacts our lives, communities and work every day. No
background in economics is required.
Core Classrooms At the heart of the Summer Institute program are two
core courses, one on the U.S. Economy, one on the International
Economy. All participants must choose one core course. The core
classes meet each day in the mornings. Below is a sample of topics.
• Intro to the economy
• Race, Class and Gender
• Labor and the workplace
• Macroeconomics: fiscal policy
• Macroeconomics: monetary policy & the Federal Reserve
• Introduction to international economics
• What's the alternative?
• Brief history of the global economy
• Development policies & neoliberalism
• Globalization of production
• International finance
• Gender and globalization
• What's the alternative?
Afternoon and evening events: In addition to the core courses is a
rich selection of speakers, panels, workshops, videos, discussion
groups and cultural events. All of these events are open to
participants of both classes.
Special Track: Economics of Immigration and Migration
Each year we choose an issue area that we focus on in the workshops,
panels as well as in the core classrooms. This year's special track
is on the Economics of Immigration & Migration and will explore
questions such as:
• What's the relationship between corporate led globalization and
• What's the impact of immigration on wages, jobs, state
• Economic dimensions of race, class, gender and immigration.
• What's the economic impact of border militarization
• What's the impact and potential of remittances to the home country
• How are women impacted differently?
For more information or registration form, please visit our website:
or contact us:
firstname.lastname@example.org , phone (413) 545-0743
The Life and Work of Stanley Aronowitz
A Conference Sponsored by the Composition & Commons Co-research
Project, School of Business and Management, University of London,
This conference celebrates the most important living sociologist in
the United States by examining the works and activism of Stanley
Aronowitz over the last thirty-five years, beginning with his
classic False Promises, through his milestone interventions in
education, science and technology, cultural studies, and political
theory, and most recent accomplishments such as How Class Works and
Left Futures. It will also take in his militant unionism, his
standing for Governor of New York, and his continuing importance as
a global figure in the struggles against exploitation and injustice.
Speakers will take up various of his works in dialogue with the
author. An address by Professor Aronowitz will follow the morning
and afternoon panels discussing his books.
For more information on registration e-mail
Suggested contribution from waged workers 50 pounds on a sliding
Tuesday PhD Workshop with Professor Aronowitz. Contact Stevphen
Shukaitis to reserve a place:
Situations Journal Issue Launch Tuesday 5pm @ Queen Mary with
interventions from Stathis Kouvelakis, Stevphen Shukaitis, and
members of the Situations collective
Future Promises Schedule
Registration and Coffee
Welcome - Gerard Hanlon, Director of School, Queen Mary
10:15 - 12:30
Peter Bratsis (Salford) How Class Works
Emma Dowling (Birkbeck) Paradigm Lost
Michael Pelias (Situations) Left Futures
Stevphen Shukaitis (Queen Mary / Autonomedia) Post-Work
Stanley Aronowitz - Responses
12:30 - 1:30
1:30 - 3:30
Martin Parker (Leicester) Roll Over, Beethoven
Anna Curcio (Goldsmiths) The Knowledge Factory
Simon Lilley (Leicester) The Last Good Job in America
Richard Barbrook (Westminster) Science as Power
Stanley Aronowitz - Responses
Premičre partie : Présenter, traduire
Présidence : Isabelle Garo (Présidente de la GEME)
▪ Michael Krätke (Université d’Amsterdam) - Présenter un ouvrage
inachevé. La section II de la MEGA.
▪ Massimiliano Tomba (Université de Padoue) - Les ambiguďtés de la
traduction de Gemeinwesen en italien.
▪ Lucien Sčve (Paris) - Comment traduire "Aufhebung" chez Marx en
Seconde partie : Publier, diffuser
Présidence : Serge Wolikow (Président MSH de Dijon)
▪ François Gaudin (Université de Rouen) - La premičre édition du
"Capital" en France par Maurice La Châtre
▪ Jean-Numa Ducange (Université de Rouen) - Éditer Marx et Engels en
France (1880-1905) : les usages de leur diffusion.
▪ Vincent Chambarlhac (Université de Dijon) - L'orthodoxie marxiste
de la SFIO (1905-1914), ŕ propos d'une fausse évidence.
Two one-year temporary positions (with the possibility of renewal)
in Economics and Management will be open at the University of
Minnesota-Morris, beginning in August, 2008. While fields are open,
we are particularly interested in candidates with at least one
semester of experience teaching some or all of the following:
Development Economics, Principles of Economics, Macroeconomic
Theory, Global Business, Financial Management, Investments, and
related areas. Hiring will be at the Lecturer level (Ph.D. required)
or at the Teaching Specialist level (A.B.D. required), and the
course load will be 5 classes per year.
The University of Minnesota, Morris is a public liberal arts college
with a highly selective student body of more than 1800 students with
120 faculty members. Ranked in the top ten nationally in its
category by U.S. News & World Reports’, UMM is located 160 miles WNW
of Minneapolis in a small (5000) rural community. Some advantages of
the position: small college life-style coupled with access to the
University of Minnesota’s research support, libraries and
information technology; excellent students; generous fringe
benefits. Our student body is diverse (16% students of color) and
superior with 63% earning an ACT comprehensive score of 25 or higher
and 45% drawn from the top 10% of their high school classes. Our
faculty have received 31 of the University system’s highest teaching
award and are very active in research, publication and artistic
production. To learn more about The University of Minnesota, Morris,
visit our Web site at
Apply on-line under requisition number 153651 at the University of
Minnesota online Employment System at http://employment.umn.edu .
Required application materials include (1) a cover letter, (2)
evidence of teaching effectiveness, (3) curriculum vitae, (4)
graduate transcript, and (5) and (6), at least 2 letters of
Required materials may be uploaded to the online employment
application page, or sent in hard copy to: Economics Search
Committee Chair, University of Minnesota Morris, Division of Social
Science, 600 E. 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267. The positions are open
until filled; applications received by April 15th will receive full
For issues related to completing an application, please contact
Senior Administrative Specialist Sharon Severance at:
or 320-589-6201. For other communications, please contact Dr.
Stephen Burks at:
email@example.com or 320-589-6191, Fax: 320-589-6117.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and
Monmouth University, West Long
Branch, New Jersey
Visiting Position - Fall Semester 2008
Responsibilities include teaching introductory macroeconomics.
Contact Professor Steve Pressman for further information at
National University of Ireland,
The University invites applications for the following post:
Established Professorship of Economics
NUI Galway seeks to appoint a Professor of Economics in the
Department of Economics within the recently established J.E. Cairnes
School of Business and Economics which, in turn, is one of two
Schools in the College of Business, Law, and Public Policy. Click
here for detailed
Drew University, a highly selective liberal arts college located 30
miles outside New York City, seeks applications for a position in
The Department of Economics for a non-tenure track, one year
replacement position at the assistant level beginning September
2008. We seek an economist who will teach courses in (1) principles
of economics (2) intermediate macroeconomics and (3) economic
development as well as another course in the candidate’s subfield.
The candidate should have a Ph.D. in economics. Drew University is a
liberal arts institution dedicated to excellence in teaching and
scholarship. Annual teaching load for this position is six courses.
Please send CVs, letter of application, evidence of teaching
effectiveness and 3 letters of reference to Dr. Nora Ann Colton,
Chair, Dept. of Economics, Drew University, Madison, NJ 07940. In
order to enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an
AA/EO employer. Applications will be accepted until the position is
III de Madrid
The Department of Economic History and Institutions at Universidad
Carlos III de Madrid offers positions for full-time Visiting
Professors, beginning February 1st, 2009.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree at that date and have verifiable
research experience in at least one of the = following fields:
a. World Economic History
b. Institutional History
c. History of Economic Thought
d. Business History
The position offered is for a two-year period.
The salary will be based on the terms regulated by the local
Government of the Comunidad Autonoma de Madrid (CAM) for visiting
The contract may be renewed for a maximum of two additional two year
periods, contingent on the academic requirements of the Department.
Any renovation of a contract will be dependent on a satisfactory
teaching and research performance by the candidate. Conditions for
renewals will be discussed individually with each candidate.
Interested candidates should send the following documentation:
* a cover letter
* a CV
* two letters of reference
to the address:
Secretaria del Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones (Despacho
Att: Comision de Contratacion
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
c/ Madrid, 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid) SPAIN
The deadline to receive the applications is May 16th, 2008. During
the last week of May and the first week of June 2008 the Search
Committee will request pre-selected candidates to present a research
paper at the Department as part of the selection process.
Sarah Lawrence College seeks a one-year, full time sabbatical
replacement position in economics, teaching two seminars on labor
issues, from both a domestic and an international perspective, as
well as a year-long course in introductory economics. The successful
candidate will have experience with seminar teaching, and the
ability to present labor issues from interdisciplinary and different
theoretical perspectives within economics. Sarah Lawrence is a
teaching-intensive liberal arts college, in which faculty work
closely with students both in seminars and in independent conference
projects. Please send application materials (the latest cv, a cover
letter, 2 letters of recommendation, a writing sample, course
syllabi, and teaching evaluations) by May 8 to Rosemary Weeks, Sarah
Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708. Sarah Lawrence
College is an equal opportunity employer.
AN OVERVIEW OF CLIMATE CHANGE: What does it
mean for our way of life? What is the best future we can hope for?
This paper discusses whether climate change will require a
significant reduction of consumption among the richer people in the
world, and ends with the most optimistic picture the author can
conjure up, of the world in the year 2075. That hopeful picture is
of a world in which inequalities – among and within nations – have
been substantially reduced. The challenges and adjustments
confronting humanity in the coming decades provide an opportunity
that could be used to mitigate climate change in ways that can
improve the circumstances of the poor. Ecological reasons to reduce
throughput of energy and materials in economic systems will require
the abandonment of high-consumption life-styles. The 21st century
will be an era of many losses, but it is conceivable that societies
will successfully make the transition from goals of economic growth,
as understood in the 20th century, to goals of maintaining and
increasing sustainable well-being.
The working paper is available at:
For more on GDAE’s climate change work and publications go to:
Also available from GDAE:
ECONOMICS OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
This new version of the teaching module Economics of Global Climate
Change includes coverage of the Nobel-Prize winning
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007 report and the Stern
Review on the Economics of Climate Change, as well as new text boxes
on discounting, climate tipping points and surprises, and the
European Union carbon trading system.
This and other teaching modules, designed for use as supplements in
undergraduate-level courses, are available in Adobe Acrobat format.
Topics include: trade, global climate change, corporate power,
consumption, tax equity, and environmental justice. The module on
Corporate Power in a Global Economy has also been updated with new
data for 2008 use.
All GDAE teaching modules are available for FREE download at:
Facts Lead Us in a Different Direction
- the european electronic newsletter
Current Issue: Vol. 9, No. 2 - March 2008
in the last issue we looked at economic anthropology, and the
current issue contains a comment on this by the anthropologist Chris
Hann. The theme of the issue is economics. In our leading article,
sociologists and economists look closer at economics. One
conclusion, after having looked at contemporary economics, is that
economists are getting closer to sociology. Rainer Diaz-Bone
interviews one of the leading members of the French school of
convention, the economist Robert Salais. This school is a result of
a collaboration of both sociologists and economists, and the
interview, together with the text of this issue, may make the
dialogue between the two disciplines easier. The book review editor,
Brooke Harrington, offers a number of reviews of recent titles. To
stay updated on job openings in the field, conferences and much
more, please visit our website.
From November 2008, Andrea Mennicken (London School of Economics and
Political Science) will take over the editorship of the Newsletter.
In the 2008/2009 issues we would like to keep the interdisciplinary
spirit of the Newsletter and welcome in particular contributions
exploring intersections between economic sociology and calculative
practices, risk, regulation and law.
- Path Dependency and the Politics of Liberalisation in the Textiles
and Clothing Industry p. 1
Authors: Tony Heron; Ben Richardson
- Globalisation, Skill Formation and the Varieties of Capitalism
Approach p. 19
Authors: Hugh Lauder; Phillip Brown; David Ashton
- Trading Away the Ladder? Trade Politics and Economic Development
in the Americas p. 37
Authors: Kevin P. Gallagher
- Political Economics and Normative Analysis p. 61
Authors: Colin Jennings; Iain Mclean
- Revisionist Public Choice Theory p. 77
Authors: Geoffrey Brennan; Alan Hamlin
- Preferences, Institutions and Politics: Re-Interrogating the
Theoretical Lessons of Developmental Economies p. 89
Authors: Ling Chen
- The Group of Seven p. 103
Authors: Andrew Baker
- Havens in a Storm: The Struggle for Global Tax Regulation p. 117
Authors: Leonard Seabrooke
The Journal of Philosophical
We are happy to announce the launch of the first two issues of the
Journal of Philosophical Economics, a print and online peer-reviewed
journal in the field of economics and philosophy of science. We thus
open an intellectual dialogue that will hopefully take us into a
long journey whose only aim is to contribute to the advancement of
knowledge about human progress. We’d be so pleased to feel you at
times close to the Journal’s editorial policy and to know that you
think of enriching this initiative with your own input. Click
here for detailed information.
The Associative Economics
The Associative Economics Bulletin consists of news and views on
associative economics, including short extracts from Associative
Economics Monthly (available electronically for 1 an issue at
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1. Editorial – The Money Effect
2. The Colours of Money - UK, Spain, Berlin
3. Money Seminar at The London School of Economics - Thursday 13th
4. AE Festival in August
Who Leads: Technology or a Distinct Mindset?
Fourth Annual Global Forum April 23-25, 2008
United Nations Headquarters, New York
ATHGO is inviting nearly 400 college students and young
entrepreneurs from all around the world to join our 4th annual
Global Forum at the United Nations headquarters. The forum is
designed to give young people an opportunity to develop real-life
business models and policy proposals that improve political and
business realities in increasingly global marketplace lead by
technological advancement. Co-Sponsored by the United Nations
University, New York Office, the Forum will have the patronage of
the UN Permanent Missions, corporate sector leaders, and academic
Speakers include Mr. Amir Dossal, Executive Director of the UN Fund
for International Partnerships (UNFIP), H.E. Ambassador Vanu Gopala
Menon, Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations, Mr.
Nikhil Seth, Director of the Office for ECOSOC Support and
Coordination, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), and
other significant experts and executives.
Find out more or apply
Miracles of Development
Good Governance and Capacity Building
Third Annual Global Forum July 9-11, 2008
World Bank Headquarters, Washington D.C.
ATHGO’s next momentous event will be hosted at the World Bank
headquarters in Washington D.C. with participation of 200 young
professionals and students from various national and international
universities, colleges and academic institutions.
The objective of the forum is to explore the affects of Good
Governance and Capacity Building on overall economic development.
The participants and experts from the World Bank, private sector and
diplomatic corps will also analyze the major determinants of
economic development and growth, and discuss the role of young
people in the plans.
Find out more or apply
Change Your Attitude! Not the Weather
From February 27-March 1, 2008 a diverse group of socially conscious
and highly motivated college students and young entrepreneurs
convened in Los Angeles for ATHGO’s 5th annual Global Forum. The
four-day practicum based event focused on some of the most pressing
environmental issues. Participants worked in small groups throughout
the event and developed and presented new business models and policy
proposals that addressed sustainability, conservation and renewable
energy issues. The proposals ranged from policies suggesting
innovative ways to obtain funding for environmental educational
reform to new business models that propose production and usage of
environmentally friendly commercial packaging. Please visit the
website to read more about the program and the suggested plans.
The Journal of Innovation
The Journal of Innovation Economics, whose presentation can be found
on the following webpage.
A special issue of the Journal of Innovation Economics is being
prepared on the subject "Dynamics of Innovation and new forms of
organization and governance of the firm". It will be published in
Digital Newsletter of The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
March 11, 2008
17th ANNUAL HYMAN P. MINSKY CONFERENCE Credit, Markets,
and the Real Economy: Is the Financial System Working?
April 17–18, 2008
This year’s Minsky conference will focus on the current economic and
financial crisis in the United States and its effects on the world
economy. Topics will include the causes and consequences of the “Minsky
moment”; the impact of the credit crunch on the economic and
financial market outlook; dislocations and policy options; the
rehabilitation of fiscal policy; margins of safety, systemic risk,
and the U.S. subprime mortgage market; lessons from earlier times to
rehabilitate mortgage financing and the banks; financial markets
regulation-reregulation; the inefficiency of computer-driven
markets; currency markets fluctuations; and exchange rate
The conference will take place at Blithewood, the Levy Institute’s
research and conference facility on the campus of Bard College in
Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. A detailed program and an online
registration form are available at
Nationalism and Development Federalism, Nationalism
and Development: India and the Punjab economy Pritam Singh, Oxford Brookes
This book throws new light on the study of India's development
through an exploration of the triangular relationship between
federalism, nationalism and the development process. It focuses on
one of the seemingly paradoxical cases of impressive development and
sharp federal conflicts that have been witnessed in the state of
Punjab. The book concentrates on the federal structure of the Indian
polity and it examines the evolution of the relationship between the
centre and the state of Punjab, taking into account the emergence of
Punjabi Sikh nationalism and its conflict with Indian nationalism.
Providing a template to analyse regional imbalances and tensions in
national economies with federal structures and competing
nationalisms, this book will not only be of interest to researchers
on South Asian Studies, but also to those working in the fields of
politics, political economy, geography and development.
February 2008: 234x156 256pp Hb: 978-0-415-45666-1:
Fundamentos de la Teoría General. Las
consecuencias teóricas de Lord Keynes
Por Axel Kicillof EUDEBA 2007
Contratapa: Cada vez que la economía atraviesa por
un período de crisis, el nombre de Keynes es invocado por
economistas y políticos de variada extracción. Sin embargo, a
setenta ańos de la publicación de la Teoría General de la ocupación,
el interés y el dinero, los especialistas están aún lejos –acaso
cada vez más lejos– de alcanzar un acuerdo acerca del genuino
contenido de su obra más importante. Esta controversia ha estado
signada por un paradójico desvío: es sobre todo la literatura acerca
de Keynes la que, en las últimas décadas, ha impuesto los términos
del debate, mientras que su Teoría General carece de lectores.
Acusado tanto por sus detractores como por los mismos adeptos de ser
un libro confuso, inconsistente e incluso plagado de fallas lógicas,
el mayor aporte del economista más influyente del siglo XX ha sido
condenado al olvido o, en el mejor de los casos, a pervivir
incómodamente en el eco ajeno de sus voceros (cont.)
Krizi- The Politics of Empire and the Crisis of Globalisation
The Turkish translation of 'The Crisis of Globalisation' (originally
published by Pluto as 'The Politics of Empire and the Crisis of
Globalisation'), jointly edited by Alan Freeman and Boris
Kagarlitsky, has been published.
'Küreselleşme', insanlığın refah,
adalet ve barış çağı olarak ilan edilmişti. Peki, aradan geçen
yıllarda 'küreselleşme' nasıl bir seyir izledi?
Pek çok akademisyenin saptadığına göre, 'küreselleşme', 2000'li
yılların başında bir kriz aşamasına girmişti. Bu geçici bir kriz
olmadığı gibi, şu ya da bu uygulamadan değil, küreselleşme sürecinin
kendisinden kaynaklanıyordu ve küreselleşmecilerin bu zorlukları
aşabileceklerine dair bir belirti de yoktu.
Bu olgulardan bazı sonuçlar çıkarılıyordu: Küreselleşme sadece
adaletsiz değil aynı zamanda sürdürülemez de olabilirdi. Pek çok
kişi yeni olayların küreselleşmenin sonunu yakınlaştırdığını
düşünürken bazıları küreselleşmenin aslında hiç var olmadığını öne
sürüyordu... Gerçek ne olursa olsun, küresel adalet ve barış
hareketleri, tarihin yeni bir safhasıyla karşı karşıyaydı ve
kendilerini bekleyen görevlerin derin bir analizini yapmalıydılar.
Kendileri de küreselleşme karşıtı hareketler içinde yer alan bir
grup yazar, bu ihtiyacı gözeterek, bugün dünyada neler olup
bittiğini inceden inceye tahlil etmek, 'küreselleşme' diye bir şeyin
olup olmadığını, neden ve ne ölçüde başarısızlığa uğradığını,
sonuçlarının neler olduğunu, bu sürecin nereye doğru evrildiğini ve
bütün bunların küresel adalet arayanlar için ne gibi olanaklar ve
zorluklar sunduğunu ortaya koymak üzere bu kitabı oluşturdular:
Deneyimlerden beslenen özgüvenli bir değişim hareketinin sesi olmak
New Editions of
Microeconomics in Context and Macroeconomics in Context
New editions of both books will be published by M.E. Sharpe, Inc. in
2008 for under $50 each! The new editions will incorporate important
updates and additional exercises. The new edition of Macroeconomics
in Context will be available for use in fall semester 2008, and the
new edition of Microeconomics in Context will be available by early
fall 2008. We are sending you this advance notice so that you can
make your plans for the coming academic year accordingly.
Microeconomics in Context
CURRENT EDITION: Microeconomics in Context, First Edition by Neva
Goodwin, Julie A. Nelson, Frank Ackerman and Thomas Weisskopf, and
accompanying instructor support materials, will continue to be
available from Houghton Mifflin into the fall term of 2008, and
beyond that as long as their stock lasts. The Student Study Guide
will continue to be available through the GDAE website.
NEW EDITION: Microeconomics in Context, Second Edition, will be
available from M.E. Sharpe no later than September 2008 – and
possibly by late August (we’ll keep you updated), ready for
September classes. Electronic versions of a Second Edition
Instructor Resource Manual and Test Bank will be available to
verified instructors, and an updated Student Study Guide and set of
PowerPoint slides will be available to the general public, from the
GDAE website. If the book is not shipping by late August, advance
copies of the initial chapters may be available for instructors
wanting to use it in the fall term, by individual arrangement.
Macroeconomics in Context
CURRENT WEB VERSION: Macroeconomics in Context, Preliminary Edition
by Neva Goodwin, Julie A. Nelson, and Jonathan Harris will continue
to be available
on-line through August 2008. Any desired documents must be
downloaded by then, since afterwards they will no longer be
maintained on-line. The Preliminary Edition supplements will
continue to be available through then, as well.
NEW EDITION: Macroeconomics in Context, First Edition will be
available from M.E. Sharpe beginning in late August 2008. Electronic
versions of a Second Edition Instructor Resource Manual and Test
Bank will be available to verified instructors, and an updated
Student Study Guide and set of PowerPoint slides will be available
to the general public, from the GDAE website.
More detail on the changes between the old and new editions is
available on request.
Potential applicants wishing to complete a PhD in the philosophy or
history of economics, or in heterodox economics, should contact Andy
Denis ( email@example.com )
as soon as possible to discuss their research plans. The
studentships are highly competitive and only the strongest
applications have any chance of success. Cooperation with
prospective supervisors is essential to ensure that the candidate's
application papers present the best possible case.
Fellowship at City University, London
City University will shortly be advertising five 2-year research
fellowships. Adverts will appear in the Times Higher on 3 April (and
on jobs.ac.uk). The closing date will be 2 May. The process and
criteria will be very much as set out on the web page for last
year's fellowships, at
http://www.city.ac.uk/research/resdev/appointment2007.html - the web
page will be updated very shortly after Easter weekend.
It will be very important for applicants to (1) be able to show a
good fit with Departmental research interests, and (2) have
Departmental support for their application. So potential applicants
in history and philosophy of economics should look at my research (
to ensure that they are actually interested in working with me, and
get in touch well before the deadline so that we can discuss how to
angle a proposal. Andy Denis
We invite you to visit periodically the EFE
and explore new postings: events being currently planned, reports on
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working on a shoestring...) but it is here!!! We inaugurate the
forum with a discussion scheduled to take place from March 10-25:
Public Job Creation Proposal for Iran
Join the EFE FORUM discussion, March 10-25
Dr. Zahra Karimi invites comments, suggestions and general
discussion on her new proposal for an Employment Guarantee Scheme
for Iran, which she has been developing over the past few months.
She writes: "I hope to receive the comments of our colleagues which
will enable me to introduce EGS ideas in Iran more precisely." To
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"Heterodox Economics": a
The Heterodox Economics group in Facebook (
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5416534506 ) is worth a
look for anyone reading this Newsletter who has a Facebook account.
The group, set up by Jonathan Holt in October 2007, has 361 members
and sees quite a lot of activity. There is a discussion board with
17 topics running at the moment, including Austrian economics,
interest parity conditions, 'what is capitalism?', free trade and
the developing world, what's wrong with mainstream economics?, the
ecosystem and carbon offsets, marginalism, the global economy,
central banking, gift economy, and legalisation of drugs - with
nearly 500 contributions to these discussions posted so far. The
group's main page has links to a large number of online resources
from institutions to individuals' blogs, and including this
A new blog on "rethinking dvt economics" which will feature new
articles regularly from both young and experienced critical
economists - eg amsden of mit.
Molly Cato has just been promoted to the status of Reader within the
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff - a constituent part of the
University of Wales. She has taken the title of “Reader in Green
Economics”, perhaps the first such title in the world.
Oxford Economic Papers Award
The editors of Oxford Economic Papers announce that they will award
a single prize of Ł2,000 to the author or authors of the best paper
in the area of economic history submitted to the journal for
publication in the period October 2007 to September 2008.
Entries must conform to the requirements for publication in Oxford
Economic Papers. Full details can be found online at
http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/3167/1 and enquiries may be made
of the Managing Editors by email to the journal office at
Jamie Galbraith Battles Milton
In 1990, Milton Friedman rebroadcast Free to Choose, and padded out
each show with a half-hour debate. The first segment, taped in San
Francisco, featured yours truly and David Brooks, no less. As a
bonus, Arnold Schwarzenegger taped an opening plug. Somehow this
program has now surfaced on the web, free of charge, courtesy of
Google Video. Check it out at
especially if you're curious (or have forgotten) what I looked like
18 years back. The debate segment starts halfway through and you
can, of course, skip the preliminaries. Jamie Galbraith
membership of the Green Economics Institute
(calendar year 2008)
2007 has been an amazing year for the Institute which now has
contacts and branches in at least 30 countries world wide - we have
given speeches at 3 parliaments including in the Austrian Parliament
in Autumn 2007. We are leading the formation of European Green
economics policy and have been visiting the European Parliament
regularly for this work.
This year the Institute has joined the European Network of Political
Foundations which includes well established institutions like the
Heinrich Böll Foundation.
The Green Economics Institute invites you to join as an
member for 2008
Included in this mailing you will find a membership renewal form and
if you wish to pay your annual membership by standing order or make
a regular donation the appropriate form to fill in for that
We very much rely on having a strong membership base to carry on our
work and there are a number of benefits in becoming a member of the
Green Economics Institute, including a copy of the 'Green
Economist' our internal newsletter and discounted rates for our
conferences and events. For a full list of benefits visit our
website. Please contact the Institute should you have any further
questions regarding membership by emailing:
We warmly welcome you as a member of the Institute for an exciting
Green Economics Institute
PERI in the
This week, the Economist magazine is holding an online debate about
governance. The Economist Online Debates are in the style of the
Oxford Union, with a stated proposition, two debaters for and
against, and an open forum for discussion. Each debate also includes
a "featured guest participant" and concludes with a vote.
This week's debate tackles the proposition "This house believes that
by intervening to regulate business and financial risks, governments
have made things worse" and PERI's Co-Director, Robert Pollin, is
the featured guest participant. (You will probably not be surprised
at his position on the proposition.) We are writing to invite you to
join the debate at
The two-week long debate opens today, March 17, and closing
arguments will be posted on March 26. The vote tally will be posted