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Issue 89: October 8, 2009


From the Editor

This issue marks the beginning of the sixth year of the Heterodox Economics Newsletter. And quite appropriately it is full on new call for papers, conferences, new books, and may other things. If you are looking for an academic position, seven jobs are listed as well as a PhD studentship. I would like to especially note the call for papers for the AHE conference and the URPE Reality Tour at the ASSA meetings (in the FYI section).

At the ASSA meetings, ICAPE will again have a booth in the Exhibition Center. If you are interested in using the booth to display information about your associations, events, books, etc. please send me an e-mail telling me so. The booth is open to all economists interested in pluralism. In the next couple of weeks I will be sending out a request for the staffing of the booth. Please make use of the booth and stop by it to chat.

On another ICAPE matter, ICAPE will be putting on its 3rd International Conference on 3-5 June 2010. It will be held at Western New England College, Springfield, Massachusetts. Althought the call for papers has not yet been finalized, its working title is "Failing Economies, Falling Economics: Rebooting Economics after the Crash"; and its working general theme is value of economic pluralism in the light of the recent global economic crisis. It is of interest to note that the crisis has not made mainstream economists to even begin to question their theories. In fact, we find in the case of Notre Dame that the mainstream wants to completely extinguish the flame of alternative economic thinking. Why mainstream economists react in this manner to alternative thinking will be a major concern of the conference. So if you are really interested in discussing the future of the discipline of economics, this is the conference for you.

Finally, back in 1998 I began distributing information relevant to heterodox economists mostly in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Over time I obtained more e-mail addresses from around the world and sent out information more or less on a 2-4 week basis. But the reach of my distribution network of heterodox economists meant that more information was sent to me to sent. To manage this increased workload I established the Newsletter. But the success of the Newsletter (which now goes out to around 4,500 heterodox economists) meant that the time I hoped to free up for research did not occur. Now that I am the editor of the AJES, I find that I may not have enough time to do both jobs successfully and also do some research. Thus, the future of the Newsletter is uncertain.

Fred Lee

In this issue:
  Call for Papers
- Thirteenth World Congress of Social Economics
- 4th Annual URPE at the Eastern Economics Association Annual Conference
- The Eastern Economic Association
- The Spirit of Innovation IV
- 11th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics
- 8th Society of Heterodox Economists Conference
- International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE)
- Historical Materialism Conference
- From Crisis to Crises? Marxist Perspectives on Latin America in the Global Economy
- 12th Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics
  Conferences, Seminars and Lectures
- Encountering Althusser
- ISET Seminars
- Agrarian Change Seminars 2009
- Green Economics Conference
- Economy and Society Guest Lecture 2009
- Economic Crisis: Radical Analysis and Radical Responses
- Options for rebuilding the Economy and the Financial System
- Reading Capital Group Relaunches
- Greening the Economy
- The 14th Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought
  Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
- Whitman College
- Denison University
- Delta College
- The University of East Anglia, Norwich
- Hamilton College
- Lewis and Clark College
- Portland State University
  Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles
  - How Fiscal Policies in Africa Can Respond to the Global Financial Crisis
- Britain’s Idealisation of Africa: Is ‘Doing Good’ Good Enough?
Heterodox Journals and Newsletters
  - The Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics (EJPE)
- Feminist Economics
- International Review of Applied Economics
- Journal of Economic Methodology
- International Journal of Political Economy
- Forum for Social Economics
- International Labour Review
- New Political Economy
- Cahiers d'Economie Politique
- Review of Social Economy
  Heterodox Books and Book Series
  - Macroeconomic Policies on Shaky Foundations - Whither Mainstream Economics?
- Progress and Reform: The Economic Thought of John R.Commons
- Exploit the World
- After Adam Smith: A Century of Transformation in Politics and Political Economy
- The Keynes Solution
- Introduction to Post-Keynesian Economics
- The Anthem Other Canon Series
- Schumpeter's Evolutionary Economics
- Techno-Economic Paradigms
- Ragnar Nurkse, Trade and Development
- Classical Development Economics and its Relevance for Today
- Perspectives From Social Economics
- The ABCs of the Economic Crisis
- Speaking for Ourselves
- Whither Mainstream Economics?
- Globalization and Varieties of Capitalism
- Sustainable Prosperity in the New Economy?
  Heterodox Book Reviews
  - Keynes: The Return of the Master
- America’s Economic Moralists: A History of Rival Ethics and Economics
Heterodox Graduate Program and PhD Scholarships/Research Fellowships
  - PhD Studentship in Co-operative Studies
  For Your Information
  - The 2009 FEE Prizes in Austrian Economics
- Marx and the Global Economic Crisis
- Medical Research: A Beautiful Business!
- New Labor Forum
- Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists
- Post Keynesian Economics Study Group
- Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress

Call for Papers

Thirteenth World Congress of Social Economics

Social Economics, the Social Economy, and Wellbeing
June 28 - July 1, 2010
Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The conference will take place on the downtown campus of Concordia University in the heart of multilingual, multiethnic Montreal, in the midst of a multitude of cafes, bookstores, restaurants, boutiques, museums, art galleries, B&Bs, and hotels. Concordia is also not far removed Montreal's three other universities: McGill, Montreal, and UQAM (University of Quebec in Montreal). It is also walking distance or a short metro or bus ride to the Old City, the well-restored centre of Canada second oldest cities and one of the oldest urban centers in North America.
Sessions begins on Friday, June 29th with the opening reception the evening of June 28th.
Paper and session proposals on different themes and perspectives are most welcome. We welcome your online submissions! All submissions should be approximately 250 words. In addition, you submission should contain your affiliation and contact information. Please specify if you are a graduate student. All submissions should be sent to:  The subject line should read ASE Montreal Conf 2010 sub (surname of submitter) i.e.: ASE Montreal Conf 1010 Sub (Altman). The deadline for submissions if February 1, 1010. You will notified by February 28, 1010, whether or not your submission has been accepted for presentations. All sessions will take place at Concordia University, downtown campus.

For more information and to register and book hotel rooms at conference rates please go to:

4th Annual URPE at the Eastern Economics Association Annual Conference

February 26-28, 2010
URPE members are invited to submit papers and organize entire sessions for this year's Eastern Economics Association Annual Conference to be held in Philadelphia the last weekend in February, 2010 (see  for further logistic details, etc.).
In its fourth year, we hope to make URPE@EEA especially significant for Junior Faculty and Advanced Graduate Student members of URPE. This is a brilliant opportunity for URPE members to present their work and meet and discuss what is new and cutting edge in heterodox economic theory and empirics, as well as network with other URPE members at sister institutions. The importance of the continued development of heterodox approaches to economic cannot be stressed enough, especially given the most recent failure and implosion of mainstream theory.
The DEADLINE for paper and panel proposals is October 31, 2009.
Please make all inquiries and submissions care of Scott Carter at the URPE at EEA email address: URPE_AT_EEA at
RULES for submissions to URPE at EEA:
1. All presenters must be dues-paying URPE members by the time of the deadline (October 31, 2009)
2. URPE membership is not a requirement for discussants.
3. Eastern Economics Association membership criteria apply (see  for further details for EEA criteria).
For further information go to URPE’s webpage:

The Eastern Economic Association

Call for Papers - Philadelphia February 26 -28, 2010

The Eastern Economic Association invites submissions of papers in all areas of economics for its annual meeting which will be held at the Loew’s Philadelphia Hotel from February 26 to 28, 2010. Abstracts and paper submissions should be submitted online by visiting the association’s conference homepage located at  . If you would like to propose a complete session, please email  Should you have any questions, please contact the Executive Director, Alexandre Olbrecht via email at or by phone at 201.684.7346.

How do I register? What are the deadlines?

Registration is now via our new homepage. Visit the EEA's new homepage located at 
Early Paper Submission Deadline October 15, 2009
Paper Submission Deadline November 15, 2009
Conference Registration Deadline January 8, 2010
Hotel Reservations Deadline January 26, 2010

The Spirit of Innovation IV

This is a reminder related to the call for papers of the Forum the Spirit of Innovation IV, 2010, with two international conferences:
*Labour, Capital and Knowledge in the Global Economy*, Grenoble (France), March, 18-19, 2010
**Environment, Innovation and Sustainable Development. Towards a Technoeconomic Paradigm?**, Chania (Crete, Greece), October 6-10, 2010

11th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics

ISEE 2010: Advancing Sustainability in a Time of Crisis
22 - 25 August 2010
Oldenburg and Bremen, Germany
Click here for detailed information.

8th Society of Heterodox Economists Conference

The University of New South Wales will host the 8th Society of Heterodox Economists Conference on December 7 and 8, 2009
This year's conference will have both refereed and non-refereed papers. The deadline for submission of refereed papers is Monday 2 November. The deadline for submission of non-refereed papers is Friday November 13. Further details will be available from the Conference website.
The following symposia and calls for papers are being organised for the SHE Conference, in addition to the general sessions. If you would like to contribute in any way to any of these sessions, please get in touch with the designated contact person. To contribute papers to general sessions, please send papers to: 
Symposium on Financial Literacy
Please send proposals to: Diane Whitton
Symposium on Superannuation
Troy Henderson at the SEARCH Foundation Troy Henderson 
Symposium on Asian Economies
Please send proposals to Craig Freedman: 
Symposium on Actually existing markets
This symposium will discuss the actual nature, operation and outcomes of contemporary markets for many former public goods. The permeation of Australian public policies by market-inspired policy instruments has meant substantial change to a wide range of already existing markets which have traditionally supplied public goods such as education, health insurance, public housing, services for the aged and unemployed, infrastructure, water and electricity as well as the creation of new markets for goods previously not traded such as pollution reduction. How are these markets organised and what ensures their ongoing functioning? What is the nature of the goods and services provided by these markets? How does this differ from previous public sector provision and orthodox economic theory? What issues or barriers do Australians encounter when engaging with these markets? What policy objectives and outcomes are these markets delivering? Can these outcomes be improved by changes to these markets? It is intended to explore these questions and more.
Please send proposals to Lynne Chester: 
Symposium on The Political Economy of Climate Change
Please send proposals to Paul Twomey: 
Symposium on Development and Human Rights
Please send proposals to Michael Johnson: 
Symposium on the Teaching of Economics
Please send proposals to Peter Kriesler:

International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE)

A number of International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) sessions will be coordinated by Women in Social and Economic Research (WiSER), based at Curtin University in Western Australia. The aim of these sessions is to provide an opportunity for feminist economists in the Australia/Pacific region to get together and discuss research priorities and needs.
Please send proposals to Siobhan Austen at WiSER: 

Historical Materialism Conference

York University, Toronto
May 13-16, 2010

Call for Papers

Following on the considerable success of the First North American Historical Materialism Conference in April 2007, attended by 400 people, we are pleased to issue a call for papers for our follow-up conference at York University, May 14-16, 2010.

The conference will take place against the backdrop of a profound destabilization of global capitalism alongside significant challenges for labour and social movements. Imperialist wars abound and culture has been drawn into the service of empire. Robust theorizations and critical innovations are needed.

In this context it is vital to develop the resources of historical materialism in addressing the pressing problems of the day and informing all forms of activism, including the intellectual. The conference seeks to combine rich development of historical materialist analysis with critical innovations in areas where such analysis has lagged. The organizers welcome presentations from scholars and activists that reflect the current state of theoretical work and activist mobilization. Themes include:

• Marxism and Philosophy
• Political Economy of Capitalism and the Global Crisis
• Gender, Sexuality and Social Reproduction
• Race, Empire and Resistance
• Ecology and the Environment
• Working Class and Social Movements
• Labour Processes and Class Relations
• Art, Marxism, and Everyday Life
• Revolutionary Experiences since 1848
• Fascism, Militarism, Fundamentalism
• State, Culture and Ideology
• Land, Food and Accumulation by Dispossession
• Marxism and the Urban Experience
• Theorizing Crises in Historical and Comparative Perspective

We welcome individual submissions as well as panel proposals. For individual papers, please send an abstract of no more than 250 words; for panel proposals send a 100 word panel abstract along with paper abstracts of up to 250 words. We appreciate your suggestions about which of the above themes your paper might suits, and also welcome papers beyond these themes. Proposals can be submitted by email until January 8, 2010 to

P.S. Some of you will have received invitations to a Historical Materialism conference in New York in January http://  We are delighted to see this initiative and will support it strongly. But that is a distinct, although complementary, event from the Toronto conference in May.

From Crisis to Crises? Marxist Perspectives on Latin America in the Global Economy

Organizers: Susan Spronk (University of Ottawa) and Jeffery R. Webber (University of Regina)

The legitimacy of neoliberal capitalism as a model for development in the Global South had already experienced deep decline over a number of years prior to the break out of the world financial and economic crisis. In the midst of the crisis, that decline only accelerated.
Various statist responses have emerged that criticize the neoliberal framework in the fields of economics, development studies, and political economy (e.g. Robert Wade, Peter Evans, Joseph Stiglitz, Ha- Joon Chang, Linda Weiss, Alice Amsden, and Atul Kholi). They prescribe direct or indirect state control of selected means of production and allocation of resources for late-developers. The particular Latin American expression of this international trend has found its principal outlet in the neostructuralism of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and closely related intellectual milieus since the mid-1990s. While statism signifies an advance away from neoliberal dogmatism, this panel will argue that it nonetheless obfuscates key components of class relations under capitalism, pursues “success” within rather than against capitalism, and is wholly inadequate when seen from the encompassing Marxist objective of working class emancipation from exploitation by capital.

We are calling for theoretically-driven and empirically-rich papers that examine various aspects of crises, restructuring, popular struggles, and development challenges in Latin America from the outset of the neoliberal period to the contemporary context of global meltdown and the ongoing contradictions and obstacles standing in the way of meaningful recovery. Papers should highlight the relevant divergences between critical Marxism and statism in their subject matter, and contribute to the overall objective of the panel of building a Marxist framework for understanding the Latin American development experience and the current challenges the region faces as its population struggles for a political economy that is more just and responsive to their needs rather than the needs of capital.

Possible topics areas might include (but are not limited to):
situating Latin America in the contemporary world crisis; neostructuralism and the limits of Centre-Left governments; political economy of Latin America’s Right; reconfigurations of imperialism and its relationship to Latin America; the politics of resistance and struggle – labour, peasant, gender, indigenous, and ecology-based; the political economy of migration; regional integration projects – ALBA, Bank of the South, Unasur, Mercosur, and others; socialist alternatives.

Please send proposed title of paper and an abstract of 250 words to
and,  along with full contact details (e.g. LASA member ID, Name, Mailing address, Email address) before September 28, 5PM EST

This call for papers is for LASA 2010, but the conference is mainly a vessel for compiling chapters into an edited volume that we will seek to have published with a leading academic publisher. Potential authors should respond to the call for papers only if they are committed to having their pieces published exclusively in this volume. Likewise, if potential authors cannot attend LASA 2010 but would still like to be considered for the volume please feel free to submit your abstracts.
The deadline for submission of complete first drafts of entire chapters will be September 1, 2010, prior to the LASA conference.

The Editors:
Susan Spronk is assistant professor of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her work on anti- privatization struggles in the Andes has been published in Latin American Perspectives, Review of Radical Political Economics and International Labor and Working Class History, amongst others. She is a research associate with the Municipal Service Project, which focuses on policy alternatives in municipal service delivery in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Jeffery R. Webber is assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Regina, Canada. He is the author of Red October: Left- Indigenous Struggles in Modern Bolivia (2010) and From Rebellion to
Reform: Indigenous Liberation, Class Struggle, and the Political Economy of Bolivia Under Evo Morales (2010). He is co-editor (with Barry Carr) of The Resurgence of Latin American Radicalism: Between Cracks in the Empire and an Izquierda Permitida (2010). Webber’s work has also appeared in Third World Quarterly, Latin American Perspectives, and Historical Materialism, among other journals and edited volumes. He is an active member of the editorial boards of Historical Materialism, Latin American Perspectives, and New Socialist.

12th Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics

The Economy of Tomorrow
Call for papers
7-10 July, 2010
Hosted by the Research Unit in Theoretical and Applied Economics – GREThA (UMR CNRS 5113)
Université de Bordeaux, France
The Twelfth Conference of the Association of Heterodox Economics (AHE) will be held at the University of Bordeaux – France – from Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th July 2010. This year’s Conference theme is The Economy of Tomorrow.
Click here for detailed information.


Conferences, Seminars and Lectures


Tenemos el agrado de invitarlo a la Conferencia:

Viernes 9 de octubre de 2009 - 15.30 hs.
Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
Archivo y Museo Históricos "Dr. Arturo Jauretche"
Aula Magna "Dr. Arq. Alberto de Paula"
Sarmiento 364 - 1° subsuelo

Entrada libre y gratuita, no requiere inscripción previa
Por cualquier consulta dirigirse a

Encountering Althusser

Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, 9-11 October 2009
International Conference organised by Katja Diefenbach, Sara Farris, Gal Kirn and Peter Thomas
Click here for detailed information.

ISET Seminars

ISET's European Interdisciplinary Autumn 2009 Seminar Series Sustaining Diversity launches on Monday 19 October 2009 with a talk on:

Prosperity without Growth
Professor Tim Jackson, University of Surrey

Economic growth is supposed to deliver rising prosperity. Higher incomes increase wellbeing and lead to prosperity for all, in this view. But the conventional formula is failing. The ecological and social consequences of unfettered growth are devastating. Climate change threatens long-term wellbeing. Resource scarcities undermine the basis for future prosperity. Persistent inequalities still divide the world and a growing 'social recession' haunts the market economies.
Growth has delivered its benefits, at best, unequally. Development remains essential for poorer countries. But are ever-increasing incomes for the already-rich still a legitimate goal for advanced nations? Or
should we be aiming for prosperity without growth?

In this seminar, Tim Jackson, an advisor to the UK Government, acknowledges that society faces a profound dilemma: economic growth is unsustainable; but 'de-growth' - or economic contraction - is unstable.
The prevailing 'escape route' from this dilemma is to try and 'decouple'
economic activity from its impacts. But there is no evidence at all that this is working. Global resource consumption is still rising (in some cases faster than GDP). Meeting climate change targets will require reduction in carbon intensity two orders of magnitude higher than anything achieved historically. Faced with this challenge, this seminar will engage in a critical re-examination of the economic structure and social logic of consumerism. The notion of prosperity without growth calls for a new vision of a shared prosperity: the capability to flourish as human beings - within the ecological limits of a finite planet. Fulfilling that vision is the most urgent task of our times.

Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of RESOLVE - the ESRC Research group of Lifestyles, Values and Environment. Recent research interests have focused on the relationship between consumption, lifestyle, wellbeing and the environment.

Tim has also pioneered the development of 'adjusted' national accounts ('green GDP') and written extensively on the conceptual and empirical dimensions of the relationship between wellbeing, economic growth and sustainability. Since 2004 he has been Economics Commissioner on the UK Sustainable Development Commission. From 2004-6 he was the sole academic representative on the UK Round Table on Sustainable Consumption. During 2007-9 he led the SDC's Redefining Prosperity programme, and authored the recent SDC report /Prosperity without Growth? - the transition to a sustainable economy./ In addition to his academic work, Tim is an award-winning dramatist with numerous BBC radio credits to his name. His most recent play /Variations/ won the 2007 Grand Prix Marulic and was longlisted for the 2008 Sony awards.

Future Seminars:

26 October
Kate Soper - Sustaining social movements: some personal reflections

2 November
Ralph Grillo - Contesting Diversity in Europe: Multiple Sites, Multiple Voices

9 November
Professor Hanna Komorowska - Approaches to multilingualism in Europe - shared values and controversial issues

6.00-7.30pm in The Old Staff Café, London Metropolitan University, Tower Building,166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB


Institute for the Study of European Transformations (ISET) London Metropolitan University 166-220 Holloway Road London N7 8DB

Agrarian Change Seminars 2009

Journal of Agrarian Change and Department of Development Studies, School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London

Room 4421 (fourth floor, main building), SOAS

15 October, 5.15 pm

The agricultural workers movement, Naxalism and martyrdom in Bihar: the case of Manju devi

Nicolas Jaoul (Paris)

22 October, 5.15 pm

Issues in farmer - commercial buyer relationships and trade practices in Uganda - recent empirical findings

Joerg Wigratz (Sheffield)

5 November, 5.15 pm

Labour migration from rural to urban China

Jan Breman (Amsterdam)

26 November, 5.15 pm

Ecology and Accumulation Crisis: Food, Factories, and Fuel in the Making and Unmaking of Neoliberalism, 1973-2015

Jason Moore (University of North Carolina and Lund)

27/28/29 November: day, time and room to be confirmed

Historical Materialism conference: panel on Agrarian Change in Contemporary Capitalism: Technical Dynamics and Environmental Trajectories

Les Levidow (Open University), Peter Mollinga (Bonn), Jason Moore (UNC and Lund), Phil Woodhouse (Manchester), chair Henry Bernstein (SOAS)

3 December, 5.15 pm

More poverty, more class, and more gender? Rural labour markets in Tanzania 20 years after Sender and Smith

Bernd Mueller (SOAS)

Green Economics Conference

The Green Economics Institute is pleased to announce bookings are now open for

Green Economics Conference at The Oxford University Club on 27th and 28th November 2009.
The conference will feature green engineering building and construction, and also the Green growth, lower growth and sustainable development paradox- is more growth better? beneficial? What does it mean for developed countries and less developed countries? The conference will also feature green investment, pensions and also green solutions to the economic crisis. Conference information is attached and please email us for further details.

We are also holding our first African conference in Cape Town, South Africa- January 22nd and 23rd - at the Waterfront. The conference will launch green economics in
Africa and is supported by our teams there and in Nigeria and Ethiopia. It will also feature our keynote speaker the Head of the European Network of Political Foundations who spent many years in the DR Congo and Mozambique: Andrea Ostermeier. Please email for further details, conference information is available via the following link


Please visit our conference website at


Dear Friends and Colleagues:

As you know, 30 million people are unemployed or underemployed, and millions more who work fulll-time are working poor. Our country had a chronic problem. Now we have a crisis. Even those who see "green shoots" of recovery warn of high joblessness long after the recession is over. This is the time to address both the chronic and acute problems.
A coalition of religious, labor, social welfare, anti-poverty organizations and individuals is hosting a national conference in New York City this November 13-14 to arouse public awareness and action on behalf of the jobless and in support of the right to a living-wage job for all. We propose creating living-wage jobs that fill other social needs--infrastructure repair, elder- and child-care, affordable housing--as well as address the imperative of an ecologically sustainable economy Our proposal is based on work by the National Jobs for All Coalition and the Chicago Political Economy Group. A goal of the Conference is to ignite similar events around the nation and ultimately action in Washington, DC
- Please visit our conference website at
- Plan to attend the conference and register now
- Inform individuals and organizations likely to be interested
- Add a link to the conference to your web site
- Volunteer to help
- Send a contribution to help pay for out-of-town attendees who will take the leadership in their cities and towns
- Send us your suggestions

We hope to see you at the Conference

Trudy Goldberg, Chair. National Jobs for All Coalition
Chuck Bell, Conference Chair
Helen Ginsburg, Conference Coordinating Committee'
Mel Rothenberg, Conference Coordinating Committee
Marcel Welty, Conference Coordinator

Economy and Society Guest Lecture 2009

You are invited to the Economy and Society Guest Lecture 2009
"The Government of Uncertainty: How to Follow the Politics of Oil"

Professor Timothy Mitchell,
Columbia University, New York

6.30pm – 8.00pm, Thursday 15th October 2009
Sheikh Zayed Lecture Theatre

London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
Please RSVP to

Professor Timothy Mitchell

Timothy Mitchell is professor in the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He is the author of Colonising Egypt (1991) and Rules of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity (2002).

Mitchell has published articles in numerous publications including; American Political Science Review; Comparative Studies in Society and History; Theory and Society; and International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies


Vendredi 9 octobre 2009
de 14 à 17h

à la MSH Paris Nord
(salle de Conférences-voir plan sur site)

(Clersé, Université de Lille 1)

« Les exigences de la finance et le plafond de verre de la rentabilité du capital »

Discutants : Dominique PLIHON (CEPN, Université Paris 13)
Et Sébastien CHARLES (LED, Université Paris 8)

Economic Crisis: Radical Analysis and Radical Responses

The Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE) is sponsoring a one-day conference entitled: Economic Crisis: Radical Analysis and Radical Responses. The conference will take place at St. Francis College, Brooklyn on Saturday October 24 from 9:15 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. The key-note speakers will be David Harvey (Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, CUNY) and the Hon. Charles Barron (New York City Council.) The conference will include more than 16 workshops led by people who either are, or deserve to be, well-known. The program, registration form, and directions to St. Francis College are available at the URPE website:

PLEASE REGISTER NOW. There is a suggested donation of $25, but even if you do not wish to make a donation, the conference organizers would appreciate advance registration. (All conference participants will be provided with a simple lunch and invited to attend the end-of-conference cocktail party, at no additional charge. Advance registration will make it easier to plan for these.)

We look forward to seeing you on October 24th.

Conference organizers:
Paddy Quick (
Julio Huato (


A Conference at SUNY Stony Brook
June 3-5, 2010

The Center for Study of Working Class Life is pleased to announce the How Class Works – 2010 Conference, to be held at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, June 3 - 5, 2010. Proposals for papers, presentations, and sessions are welcome until December 14, 2009

Click here for detailed information.

Options for rebuilding the Economy and the Financial System

This session we have a talk by invited guest:
Dr Shann Turnbull
Options for rebuilding the Economy and the Financial System
Full paper available at:
Four non-exclusive options are considered for rebuilding the economy with a more efficient, equitable and resilient financial system. A common feature of three options is the introduction of cost bearing money as supported by Fisher (1933) and Keynes (1936) to help stabilise prices. Cost bearing or “Free-Money” increases the efficiency of allocating resources and can result in the generation of electricity from renewable sources becoming cheaper than burning coal. One option for issuing Free-Money is for governments to adopt a Bill like that presented to the US Congress in 1933. A second option is the private issue of “stamped scrip” that circulated in the US during the Great Depression. A third option is the issue of Free-Money redeemable into a commodity as used in Europe 1928-33. A fourth option is to reform the existing financial architecture to reduce the: (i) cost of seigniorage, (ii) interest on government debt; (iii) size of organisations considered to big to fail; (iv) tax incentives to use debt rather than equity (v) different types of risks accepted by financial institutions and (vi) ability of banks and “shadow” banks to create credit to finance derivatives many times greater than the GDP of the global economy.

About the Speaker:
Shann Turnbull has presented graduate courses at the University of Sydney, UNSW, Macquarie University and MIT. His books, PhD Thesis and dozens of his academic articles on reforming the theory and practice of capitalism are archived at
Two articles were included with the seminal contributions of scholars in the Corporate Governance volume of The History of Management Thought (2000). Shann has been a serial entrepreneur founding a number of enterprises, three of which became publicly traded, and has been Chairman and/or CEO of others.
Friday, 16th October, 2009
1:30pm - 3pm
Workplace Research Centre (map)Storie Dixson Wing
University of Sydney

Reading Capital Group Relaunches

Prof Ben Fine (SOAS, co-author of "Marx's 'Capital'") talks on:
'Why Read Capital? Marx in the 21st Century'

to relaunch the Reading Capital Group at King's College London:

Tues Oct 13th
F-WB 2.42
Waterloo Campus

Greening the Economy

The Green Economics Institute invites you to join the conference


where an international group of specialists from the four pillars of green economics - academia, business, campaigning and policy -
will present and discuss the following subjects:

What is green economics? Progress towards a definition
As a fast moving, visionary and topical field, it is always necessary to continue to ask this fundamental question; something orthodox economics fails to do, which has lead to the distortion of its aims and its disjointedness with the real world.
So what are the latest research findings and discussions on this topic?

Green economics solutions to the current economic crisis
The current crisis provides the opportunity to align consumption with resources and rebalance towards services rather than goods. How can we act on the new opportunities the crisis provides? What are the short term and long term solutions? What is the future of financial markets? – Ethical investments?

Lower growth or de-growth
How can lower growth economies be achieved? How can de-growth and development exist together? How can we ensure the continued alleviation of poverty? How does this effect globalisation?

Climate change
What needs to happen at Copenhagen? How will businesses have to adapt? What are the solutions to food and fuel issues?

Oxford University - Saturday 28th November 2009

Click here for detailed information.


International Conference
One Year on from the Panic of 2008:
7 November 2009, 9 am to 6 pm, SOAS, London

09.00-09.45 Registration and Coffee
09.45-12.15 Welcome Addresses and Opening Plenary
Financialised Capitalism and the International Crisis Gérard Duménil, National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris Gary Dymski, University of CaliforniaCenterSacramento Costas Lapavitsas, SOAS, London

12.15-13.15 Lunch
13.15-15.30 Parallel Sessions
Contemporary Finance, Regulation and the Real Economy Malcolm Sawyer, LeedsUniversityBusinessSchool Jan Toporowski, SOAS, London Paulo L dos Santos, SOAS, London

Varieties of Financialisation
Engelbert Stockhammer, ViennaUniversityof Economics and Business Trevor Evans, BerlinSchoolof Economics Claude Serfati, University of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

15.30-15.45 Coffee
15.45-18.00 Plenary
The Social Costs and Implications of Financialisation Karel Williams and Ismail Erturk, CRESC, Manchester Andrew Leyshon, University of Nottingham Robin Blackburn, Universityof Essex

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5 November 2009, 5 – 7 pm, SOAS, London

Labour and the Curious Case of Mexican Bank Resilience Thomas Marois, SOAS Global Integration of the Turkish Economy in the Era of Financialisation Nuray Ergunes, Maltepe University, Turkey Emerging Economy Central Banks and the Crisis of 2007-09 Juan Pablo Painceira, SOAS Financialisation and Regulation: The Fate of Basle II Sedat Aybar, Kadir Has University, Turkey

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The 14th Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought

The 14th Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET) will be held at the Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The conference will take place 25-28 March 2010.

As at past ESHET conferences, proposals for papers or sessions on all aspects of the history of economic thought are welcome.
Click here for detailed information.


Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

Whitman College

Location: Walla Walla, WA
Application Due: 11/20/2009
Type: Full Time

ECONOMICS (International Political Economy-IPE): Tenure-track position in Economics, with expertise in International Political Economy, at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August, 2010. Ph.D. in Economics required. The successful candidate will offer courses in international political economy (including for example, International Trade, Development, Transitional Economics, and Immigration), and Principles of Micro- or Macroeconomics. Other possible teaching areas include economic statistics and areas that expand the department's course offerings. Whitman College wishes to reinforce its commitment to enhance diversity, broadly defined, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working with undergraduates as teachers and scholars in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to diversity; and their interest in participating in the College's general education offerings. Materials should include a letter of application; curriculum vitae; separate statements addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly agenda; three letters of reference; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.

Send materials to: Economics Political Economy Search Chair, Whitman College, 345 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362. Electronic submission accepted (pdf format preferred) at

Deadline: November 20, 2009. Initial interviews will be held at the ASSA meetings in Atlanta. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, creed, or disability. Whitman College, located in the scenic Columbia Basin, is a small, selective, liberal arts college dedicated to providing excellent education opportunities for students. The College has a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching. Informational URL:  and
Application Information
Postal Address:
Economics Political Economy Search Chair
Maxey Hall
Whitman College
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Email Address:

Denison University

The Department of Economics at Denison University invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level beginning in Fall 2010. Applicants must have superior teaching skills and the ability to teach a variety of courses. The department is especially interested in finding someone to teach Economic History, Introductory and Intermediate Microeconomics and other applied courses on a rotating basis with other members of the department. We are looking for a versatile colleague – one who appreciates the interdisciplinary nature of a small residential, undergraduate, liberal arts institution. Denison values faculty who are successful and effective teachers, who develop active and productive research programs, and who are involved in the life of the college. The Economics Department has eleven faculty members and is one of the largest majors on campus. Denison has a 3/2 teaching load. Denison University is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. We will begin reviewing applications on December 7, 2009, and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. We will interview prospective candidates at the ASSA meetings in Atlanta, January 3-5, 2010. We expect candidates to have their PhD in hand by August 2010. Applicants should submit electronic application materials on-line at a letter of application, vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and other supportive documents.

Delta College

Delta College, in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, has posted an opening for a tenure-track position teaching Principles of Economics courses. Please follow this link for more information:

The University of East Anglia, Norwich

Ref ATR837

Senior Lecturer/Reader: £44,930 to £52,086 per annum

Lecturer: £37,651 to £43,622 per annum

Following success in the RAE2008, the School of International Development ( is investing in one or more of six research strengths:- business, accountability, regulation and development; behavioural/experimental economics; climate and environmental change; health economics, social epidemiology and health policy; livelihoods, migration and social protection; and social identities, wellbeing and social justice. We aim to appoint top academics drawn from economists, anthropologists, sociologists, geographers, and political and environmental scientists. The six research fields are advisory, applicants with an internationally recognised profile working in other subject areas related to development studies are welcome to apply.

Up to four posts may be available from 1st December 2009 on a full-time indefinite basis. The School expects at least one post to support postgraduate research training at a strategic level and one post to be filled by an economist. For lecturer level you must have an honours degree and a PhD, or equivalent level of qualifications, in relevant subject area, or be nearing completion with submission and award of PhD within 3 months of commencing in post. For senior lecturer/reader level you must have a PhD or equivalent level of qualification. For all posts you must have high quality publications commensurate with your stage of career and be able to satisfy all the essential criteria in the person specification.

Closing date: 12 noon on 12 October 2009.

More information can be found here

Hamilton College

The Economics Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in applied macroeconomics beginning July 1, 2010. The standard teaching load in the department, which has 12 full-time faculty members, is 5 courses per year, with a course reduction in the first year for beginning instructors. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Economics or expect to complete all requirements by Fall 2010. Applicants should send vita, three letters of recommendation, research sample, graduate transcript (unofficial or official), and documentation of teaching effectiveness to Stephen Wu, Economics Department. If possible, the research sample should include empirical work. For full consideration, completed applications should be received by November 27, 2009.

Lewis and Clark College

Assistant or Associate Professor in Economics
The Department of Economics at Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August 2010. We seek candidates with research interests in public and/or environmental economics. Candidates interested in teaching environmental economics on a regular basis are preferred. Tenure evaluation for Associates is negotiable. Associate Professor candidates demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and research, Assistant Professor candidates must demonstrate potential for excellence in both areas. Ph.D. is expected at the time of appointment. The teaching load is five courses per academic year, with opportunities to participate in the College's general education program. Review of applications will begin November 15th 2009 and continue until the position is filled. The College will be interviewing at the January ASSA meeting in Atlanta. Applications may be sent only in hard copy and must include all the following materials for consideration: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a letter of application which includes a statement of educational philosophy, teaching experience, and research interests; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) sample of scholarship; (5) graduate transcripts; and (6) three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover. Contact: Dr. Cliff Bekar, at  Please use "Economics Faculty Position" in the subject line. Send Applications To: Economics Search Committee, Department of Economics, Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Portland, OR 97219. Lewis & Clark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world that affirms the educational benefits of diversity (see ). Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on the finalist(s).

Portland State University

Q5 Environmental Economics

The Department of Economics at Portland State University invites applications for a tenure track associate/assistant professor position beginning September 2010. Candidates may have expertise in any area of environmental and natural resource economics, though renewable energy and energy efficiency would be especially welcome. Required qualifications include a distinguished Ph.D. record, evidence of commitment to research, teaching and creating community partnerships, capability to secure extramural research support and interest in policy issues. Teaching includes courses in candidates’ areas of specialization at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate has the capacity to teach at the Ph.D. Degree level and willingness to build the graduate program in environmental and resource economics and will complete all requirements for the Ph.D. before September 2010. Compensation package includes a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from diverse applicants. Please see the full position announcement and application instructions at under the heading of “Faculty and Administrative Openings.” Questions can be directed to Applications must be received by November 15, 2009 to be guaranteed full consideration, but will be accepted until the position is filled.

Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles

How Fiscal Policies in Africa Can Respond to the Global Financial Crisis

The Centre for Development Policy and Research is pleased to announce the publication of Development Viewpoint #37, “How Fiscal Policies in Africa Can Respond to the Global Financial Crisis”. The author, John Weeks, Professor Emeritus, SOAS, and Senior Research Associate, CDPR, argues for both the desirability and feasibility of implementing counter-cyclical fiscal policies in Africa to counter the crisis-induced fall in domestic private spending and export demand. As complementary measures, he recommends financing the ensuing fiscal deficit primarily by borrowing money from the central bank and combating any upward pressures on the trade deficit and inflation through deliberate management of the exchange rate.

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Britain’s Idealisation of Africa: Is ‘Doing Good’ Good Enough?

The Centre for Development Policy and Research is pleased to announce the publication of Development Viewpoint #38, “Britain’s Idealisation of Africa: Is ‘Doing Good’ Good Enough?” The author, Julia Gallagher, Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, questions why British politicians, from across the political spectrum, are virtually unanimous in their belief that Britain is involved in a ‘moral crusade’ to help Africa develop. She maintains that this ‘noble-cause’ assumption is based on an idealisation of Africa, and Britain’s own African policies, which fails to come to grips with the complex, morally messy and unavoidably political nature of any external efforts intended to address Africa’s development problems.

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Heterodox Journals and Newsletters

The Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics (EJPE)

The Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics (EJPE) is proud to announce the publication of its latest issue online at

EJPE is a peer-reviewed biannual academic journal publishing research which improves our understanding of the methodology, history and inter-disciplinary relations of economics. The journal is supported by the Erasmus Department of Philosophy and the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) and is free to access.

Contents of this issue include:

- Cambridge social ontology: an interview with TONY LAWSON
- Interdependent preferences and policy stances in mainstream economics by FRANÇOIS CLAVEAU
- The history of transaction cost economics and its recent developments by LUKASZ HARDT
- Tilting at imaginary windmills: a comment on Tyfield by YANN GIRAUD AND E. ROY WEINTRAUB

Raging at imaginary Don-Quixotes:
reply to Giraud and Weintraub

The booming economics-made-fun genre: more than having fun, but less than economics imperialism by JACK J. VROMEN

Feminist Economics

Volume 15 Issue 4  is now available online at informaworld ( ).

This new issue contains the following articles:


Editorial : Advances in Feminist Economic Inquiry
Author: Diana Strassmann


The Economics of Nursing : Articulating Care
Authors: Valerie Adams; Julie A. Nelson

The Determinants of Married Women's Autonomy in Indonesia
Authors: Anu Rammohan; Meliyanni Johar

Why Are Women Delaying Motherhood in Germany?
Author: Laura Romeu Gordo

Child Schooling and Work Decisions in India : The Role of Household and Regional Gender Equity
Author: Uma Sarada Kambhampati

Article Series

Women and Retirement Pensions : A Research Review
Author: Therese Jefferson

Book Reviews

The ‘Woman Question’ and Higher Education: Perspectives on Gender and Knowledge Production in America
Author: Lois Joy

Global Empowerment of Women: Responses to Globalization and Politicized Religions
Author: Kathryn Reklis

Queer Economics: A Reader
Author: Stacy Sneeringer

Sex Markets: A Denied Industry
Author: Jonathan Robinson

Welfare Transformed: Universalizing Family Policies That Work
Author: Lisa Giddings

Remapping Gender in the New Global Order
Author: Adrienne Roberts

Critical to Care: The Invisible Women in Health Services
Author: Julie A. Nelson


Notes on Contributors

Thanks to Reviewers

Index – Volume 15, 2009

International Review of Applied Economics

Volume 23 Issue 6  is now available online at informaworld ( ).

Special Issue:The Economics of Creativity: Efficiency, Competitiveness and Development

This new issue contains the following articles:


Authors: Silvia Sacchetti; Roger Sugden

Original Articles

Creativity and socio-economic development: space for the interests of publics
Authors: Francesco Sacchetti; Silvia Sacchetti; Roger Sugden

The impact of budget cuts and incentive wages on academic work
Authors: Johan Willner; Sonja Grönblom

The role of cooperation in a creative industry: the case of UK studio potter
Authors: Ian Jackson; Philip R. Tomlinson

Economics and the ecology of creativity: evidence from the popular music industry
Authors: Patrick Cohendet; David Grandadam; Laurent Simon

Reframing economic development: thing or mystery?
Author: Jens Christensen

Book review

Book review
Author: Fiona Carmichael

Journal of Economic Methodology

Volume 16 Issue 3  is now available online at informaworld ( ).

This new issue contains the following articles:


Is endogenous growth theory degenerating? Another look at Lakatosian appraisal of growth theories
Authors: Michal Brzezinski; Michal Dzielinski

Hayek's theory on complexity and knowledge: dichotomies, levels of analysis, and bounded rationality
Author: Stefano Fiori

Symposium on Terence Hutchison and Economic Methodology

Author: D. Wade Hands

An unfinished manuscript by Terence Hutchison
Author: Roger E. Backhouse

A formative decade: methodological controversy in the 1930s
Author: T. W. Hutchison

A skirmish in the Popper Wars: Hutchison versus Caldwell on Hayek, Popper, Mises, and methodology
Author: Bruce Caldwell

Machlup's misrepresentation of Hutchison's methodology
Author: John Hart

Realism and relevance in the economics of a free society: the Knight–Hutchison debate
Author: Ross B. Emmett

International Journal of Political Economy

Volume 38 Number 2 / Summer 2009 of International Journal of Political Economy is now available on the web site at

This issue contains:

- Editor's Introduction
Mario Seccareccia

- Too Big to Bail: The "Paulson Put," Presidential Politics, and the Global Financial Meltdown: Part II: Fatal Reversal—Single Payer and Back
Thomas Ferguson, Robert Johnson

- Asset Bubbles, Debt Deflation, and Global Imbalances
Robert Guttmann

- The United States Financial Crisis and Its NAFTA Linkages
Eugenia Correa, Mario Seccareccia

Forum for Social Economics

2009, Volume 38, Issue 2

- 91-96 Teaching Heterodox Economics: Introduction to the Special Issue
by Geoffrey Schneider

- 97-110 Sociability and the Market
by Jonathan Wight

- 111-116 Teaching the Implicit Assumptions Underlying Firm Behavior in the Neoclassical Model
by Elizabeth Moorhouse

- 117-128 Change and Continuity in the American Macroeconomy, 1929-2007: Exercises for Principles of Macroeconomics
by Eric Hake

- 129-134 A Value-Added Approach to Macroeconomics
by Paddy Quick

- 135-151 Do Professors’ Opinions Affect Students?
by Christopher Magee

- 153-172 The Committee on Economic Education: Its Effect on the Introductory Course and Women in Economics
by Robin Bartlett & Marianne Ferber & Carole Green

- 173-187 Teaching Ecological and Feminist Economics in the Principles Course
by Julie Nelson & Neva Goodwin

- 189-200 The Value of Advanced Interdisciplinary Classes for Students of Economics: Case Study of a 300-Level Class on Gender in the Economy
by K. Powlick

- 201-208 A Constructivist Learning Approach to Income Inequality, Poverty and the “American Dream”
by Daniel Leclerc & Ed Ford & E. Ford

- 209-228 Teaching Keynes’s Principle of Effective Demand within the Real Wage vs. Employment Space
by Corrado Andini

- 229-245 Public Scholarship and Economics: Engaging Students in the Democratic Process
by KimMarie McGoldrick & Janice Peterson

- 247-262 Transformation through the Brigades
by Paul Susman

- 263-278 What is the Comparative Advantage of the Service Learning Pedagogy? Insights from Development Economics
by Dawn Richards Elliott

International Labour Review

The global crisis, social protection and jobs

Beyond corporate codes of conduct: Work organization and labour standards at Nike's suppliers
Richard LOCKE, Thomas KOCHAN, Monica ROMIS, Fei QIN

Application of labour and employment law beyond the contract of employment

Outsourcing, offshoring and productivity measurement in United States manufacturing

The evolution of labour law: Calibrating and comparing regulatory regimes
Simon DEAKIN, Priya LELE, Mathias SIEMS

Improving the quality of low-wage work: The current American experience

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New Political Economy

Volume 14 Issue 3  is now available online at informaworld ( ).

Special Issue:The ‘British School’ of International Political Economy

This new issue contains the following articles:


Reflections on the ‘British School’ of International Political Economy
Author: Nicola Phillips


The ‘British School’ in the Global Context
Author: Robert Cox

Torn Between Two Lovers? Caught in the Middle of British and American IPE
Author: Mark Blyth

IPE's Split Brain, Pages
Author: Catherine Weaver

Political Economy, the ‘US School’, and the Manifest Destiny of Everyone Else
Author: Geoffrey R. D. Underhill

Do the Left-Out Matter?
Author: Craig N. Murphy

Pluralist IPE: A View from Outside the ‘Schools’
Author: Helge Hveem

Division and Dialogue in Anglo-American IPE: A Reluctant Canadian View
Author: Eric Helleiner

The Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating: IPE in Light of the Crisis of 2007/8
Author: Ronen Palan

The Way Forward, Pages 395 - 400
Author: Benjamin J. Cohen


The Shock Doctrine and the End of the Reagan Era
Author: Stephan Haggard

Toxic Capitalism
Author: Neil Smith

Capitalism is to Blame
Author: Peter Rutland

Beyond Shock: Does Latin America Offer a New ‘Doctrine’?
Author: Jenny Pearce

Aftershock: Naomi Klein and the Global Financial Crisis
Author: Anthony Payne

Cahiers d'Economie Politique

The Cahiers d'économie politique is a refereed journal, bi-annual, publishing in french and in english, and open to all the streams and theoretical orientations of economics.
Since its first publication in 1974, the journal has endeavoured to show that the study of earlier authors and the contemporary economic analysis may be mutually beneficial to further development of the discipline. The objective of the journal is therefore to be a forum for theoretical discussions that fully take into account the historical dimension of economic discipline. The website, which contains an english version, is available at the following address:;  ( page 1 en.html for the english version).

The issues are avalaible on Cairn ( ) and will be available on Ebsco at the end of the year.

The journal is referenced in the JEL ( ),  on Econlit ( ) and on Repec (Address on IDEAS: <>  Address on EconPapers: <>  )


The 2010 Hyman P. Minsky Summer Seminar
The New New Deal Fracas: Did Roosevelt’s “Anticompetitive” Legislation Slow the Recovery from the Great Depression?
Market Failure and Land Concentration
A Critical Assessment of Seven Reports on Financial Reform: A Minskyan Perspective
Securitization, Deregulation, Economic Stability, and Financial Crisis
Fall 2009 Summary

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Review of Social Economy

Volume 67 Issue 3  is now available online at informaworld ( ).

This new issue contains the following articles:


The Value of Vocation. The Crucial Role of Intrinsically Motivated People in Values-based Organizations
Authors: Luigino Bruni; Alessandra Smerilli

The Organization of Production and its Publics: Mental Proximity, Market and Hierarchies
Authors: Silvia Sacchetti; Roger Sugden

Metaphors of Transaction Cost Economics
Author: Huascar F. Pessali

Inclusive Democracy and Economic Inequality in South Asia: Any Discernible Link?
Author: Udaya R. Waglel

Symposium on Socialism after Hayek , by Theodore A. Burczak Introduction
Author: Andrew Farrant

The Postmodern Road to Socialism, After Hayek
Author: Robert F. Garnett Jr

A Methodological Reflection on the “Thick Socialism” of Socialism after Hayek
Author: Antonio Callari

Socialism after Hayek : A Post Keynesian Contribution to Burczak's Theory of Social Justice
Author: Fadhel Kaboub

“Knowledge and Incentives: Socialism after Hayek?”
Author: Andrew Farrant

“Hayekian Socialism, Post Critics”
Author: Theodore Burczak

Book Reviews

The Soulful Science: What Economists Really do and Why it Matters
Author: Jack Reardon

Empirical Post Keynesian Economics: Looking at the Real World
Author: Ian Strachan

Economics and Happiness: Framing the Analysis
Author: André van Hoorn 


Heterodox Books and Book Series

Macroeconomic Policies on Shaky Foundations - Whither Mainstream Economics?

Eckhard Hein, Torsten Niechoj, Engelbert Stockhammer (eds.)

Macroeconomic Policies on Shaky Foundations - Whither Mainstream Economics?
Series of the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM), vol. 12
397 pages, ISBN 978-3-89518-757-5

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Progress and Reform: The Economic Thought of John R.Commons

By Thomas Kemp

It is an intellectual portrait in the mold of J.R. Stanfield's 1986 book on Polanyi and M. Carroll's recent book on Heilbroner. It summarizes and analyzes (and hopefully makes more readable) Commons theoretical work. I interpret Commons' ideas in light of his actions and his extensive work in applied economic policy. In other words I take Commons' words to mean what he actually did. Click here for details.

Exploit the World

Hester Eisenstein
Paradigm Publishers, 2009 ( )

In a pioneering reinterpretation of the role of mainstream feminism, Eisenstein shows how the world’s ruling elites utilize women’s labor and the ideas of women’s liberation and empowerment to maintain their economic and political power, both at home and abroad. Her explorations range from the abolition of “welfare as we know it” in the United States to the creation of export-processing zones in the global South that depend on women’s “nimble fingers,” and from the championing of microcredit as a path to women’s empowerment in the global South to the claim of women’s presumed liberation in the West as an ideological weapon in the war on terrorism. Eisenstein challenges activists and intellectuals to recognize that international feminism is at a fateful crossroads. She argues that it is crucial for feminists to throw in their lot with the progressive forces that are seeking alternatives to globalized corporate capitalism.


Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction: How I Came to Write This Book

1. Globalization and Women’s Labor
2. Women, Work, and the Mainstreaming Of Feminism
3. Fault Lines of Race and Class
4. In the United States: A Political and Economic Sea-Change
5. In the Global South: “Women” Replace Development
6. Islamophobia and the Global War on Terror

About the Author
About the Author

Hester Eisenstein is a Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, The City University of New York. Her previous books include Contemporary Feminist Thought (1983) and Inside
Agitators: Australian Femocrats and the State (1996). She has taught at Yale University, Barnard College (Columbia University), and the State University of New York at Buffalo, and served as a “femocrat” in the state government of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

After Adam Smith: A Century of Transformation in Politics and Political Economy

Murray Milgate & Shannon C. Stimson
Cloth | 2009 | $35.00 / £24.95
320 pp. | 6 x 9

Few issues are more central to our present predicaments than the relationship between economics and politics. After Adam Smith looks at how politics and political economy were articulated and altered in the century following the publication of Smith's Wealth of Nations. It considers how grand ideas about the connections between individual liberty, free markets, and social and economic justice sometimes attributed to Smith are as much the product of gradual modifications and changes wrought by later writers.

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The Keynes Solution

The Path to Global Economic Prosperity
Paul Davidson

Palgrave Macmillan, September 2009
ISBN: 978-0-230-61920-3, ISBN10: 0-230-61920-7
5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches, 208 pages 

Today’s financial crisis has led to a widespread lack of confidence in the laissez faire style of economic policy. InThe Keynes Solution author Paul Davidson provides insights into how we got into the crisis—but more importantly how to use Keynes economic philosophy to get out of this mess. John Maynard Keynes was committed to making the market economy work—but our current system has been a dismal failure. Keynes advocated for an interventionalist government role, in cooperation with private initiative, to mitigate the adverse effects of recessions, depressions and booms. His economic policy helped the world out of the great depression and was an important influencer in the thinking behind FDR’s new deal policies. In this book Keynesian expert Davidson makes recommendations and details plans for spending, monetary policy, financial market rules and regulation, and wages—all to reverse the effects of our past policies. Keynes renewed influence can be seen everywhere: in Barack Obama’s planned stimulus package, for example—and this book explains the basic tenant of Keynesian economics as well as applied solutions to today’s critical situation.


par Eric Tymoigne
Chez Routledge, 2009

Il s'agit de sa thèse mais entièrement réécrite. C'est d'un très haut niveau théorique et devrait être lu par tous post keynésiens intéressé par la monnaie et les analyses minskienne. Il traite du sujet d'actualité que constitue le lien entre le prix des actifs financiers, la fragilité financière et la place du taux d'intérêt et de la banque centrale. L'analyse est très originale.


Chez Thierry Magnier, 2009

Un essai décapant sur l'histoire et l'approche de la dette de l'Etat.
Court et efficace.


par Michaël LAINÉ,
Chez Syllepse, 2009

Un essai radical contre les mensonges néo-classiques et tous ces mythes qui l'on nous raconte pour nous endormir et nous bercer d'illusions.


par Dominique Plihon
Chez La Découverte (repères) 2009

Nouvelle édition intégrant la dernière crise sur les dangers du capitalisme financiarisé. A faire lire à tous nos étudiants.


Liaisons dangereuses dans le capitalisme contemporain par El Mouhoub Mouhoud et Dominique Plihon
Chez La Découverte, 2009

Introduction to Post-Keynesian Economics

2nd edition
Marc Lavoie

Palgrave Macmillan

The entire world has been facing the so-called subprime crisis – a crisis that first hit banks and other financial institutions through changes in the real estate market, and later spread to the stock market and the real economy. The chapters in this revised volume help to understand the recent events that attributed to the financial crisis. The book also includes a new postface, which provides a thorough examination on how post-Keynesian theory relates to the subprime financial crisis.

This book offers an accessible introduction to post-Keynesian economics, showing that there is an alternative to neoclassical economics and its free-market economic policies. Post-Keynesian economics is founded on realistic assumptions and stylized facts, such as interest targeting by central banks or constant average variable costs in manufacturing and services. The author shows how these more realistic foundations give rise to macroeconomic implications that are entirely different from those of received wisdom with regards to employment, output growth, inflation and monetary theory. For instance, the author demonstrates that higher minimum wages or real wages can increase both labour employment and the corporate profit rates, and that faster output growth need not lead to higher inflation

The Post-Keynesian Heterodoxy
Heterodox Microeconomics
A Macroeconomic Monetary Circuit
The Short-Period: Effective Demand and the Labour Market
The Long-Period: Old and New Growth Models
General Conclusion

The Anthem Other Canon Series

Editors: Erik S. Reinert (lead), Wolfgang Drechsler, Rainer Kattel, Jan Kregel

Anthem Press and The Other Canon Foundation are pleased to announce The Anthem Other Canon Series. The Other Canon – also described as ‘reality economics’– studies the economy as a real object rather than as the behaviour of a model economy based on core axioms, assumptions and techniques. The series will publish classical and contemporary works in this tradition, spanning evolutionary, institutional, and Post-Keynesian economics, the history of economic thought and economic policy, economic sociology and technology governance, and works on the theory of uneven development and in the tradition of the German historical school. 

Schumpeter's Evolutionary Economics

A Theoretical, Historical and Statistical Analysis of the Engine of Capitalism. By Esben Sloth Andersen.

Schumpeter’s Evolutionary Economics fills the void of analysis and serves as a standard reference work on this pioneering thinker by introducing novel interpretations of his five major books and tracing the development of his intellectual framework. Schumpeter’s first German book on the nature of theoretical economics (1908) is still untranslated, but it demonstrates how he developed his evolutionary research programme by studying the inherent limitations of equilibrium economics. He presented core results on economic evolution and extended evolutionary analysis to all social sciences in the first German edition of The Theory of Economic Development (1912). He made a partial reworking of the theory of economic evolution in later editions, and this reworking was continued in Business Cycles (1939). Here Schumpeter also tried to handle the statistical and historical evidence on the waveform evolution of the capitalist economy. Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (1942) modified the model of economic evolution and added evolutionary contributions to other social sciences. Finally, History of Economic Analysis, published posthumously, was based on his evolutionary theory of the history of economics.
Andersen's analysis of Schumpeter's five books expounds the progress he made within his research programme, and examines his lack of satisfactory tools for evolutionary analysis. In so doing it places our understanding of Schumpeter on a new and firmer footing; it also suggests how modern evolutionary economics can relate to his work.

Techno-Economic Paradigms

Essays in Honour of Carlota Perez. Edited by Wolfgang Drechsler, Erik S. Reinert, Rainer Kattel.

Techno-economic paradigm shifts are at the core of general, innovation-based theory of economic and societal development as conceived by Carlota Perez. Her book on the subject, Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital, is a seminal enunciation of the theory, and has had immense influence on business strategy, state development programs and policy, and academic thinking on the subject.
Techno-Economic Paradigms presents a series of essays by the leading academics in the field discussing the theory of techno-economic paradigm shifts, and its role in explaining processes of innovation and development. This festschrift honours Carlota Perez, the founder of the theory 'techno-economic paradigm shifts'. Contributors include Chris Freeman, Richard Nelson, Bengt-Ake Lundvall, Giovanni Dosi and many others.

Ragnar Nurkse, Trade and Development

Ragnar Nurkse, Trade and Development. Edited by Rainer Kattel, Jan Kregel, Erik S. Reinert.

Ragnar Nurkse (1907-1959) was one of the most important pioneers of development economics, and although his writings have been neglected in recent decades, leading development economists and international organizations like the United Nations are now turning to Nurkse in search for new inspiration, due to the failure of neoclassical economics to adequately explain the experience of poor and developing countries. Until now, however, all Nurkse’s published works were out of print, and the most recent editions stem from the early 1960s.
This volume reprints Nurkse’s most important works, making them widely available for an audience of economists, policy makers, researchers and students. The works reprinted here, include two essays never printed before in this format ‘Growth in Underdeveloped Countries’, (1952) and ‘International Trade Theory and Development Policy’ (1957), as well as the collected essays from Equilibrium and Growth in the World Economy (1961), and the monograph Problems of Capital Formation in Underdeveloped Countries (1953).
Ragnar Nurkse (1907-2007). 

Classical Development Economics and its Relevance for Today

Edited by Rainer Kattel, Jan Kregel, Erik S. Reinert.
This volume contains a selection of papers that cast new insight on Nurkse’s thought, and discuss his relevance for today. The volume also celebrates the 100th anniversary of this profoundly important thinker’s birth.

Perspectives From Social Economics

Series Editor: Mark D. White
In the current economic, financial, and political climate, recognizing and studying the ethical and social aspects of the economy are more important than ever. Social economics has long emphasized these very aspects, and can provide unique perspectives on issues of critical importance to citizens, businesses, and governments around the world. This series will feature a sharp discussion of the explicit ethical/social components of important policy and social issues, drawing on the varied approaches used by social economists around the world. Through a strong mix of outward-looking books, focusing on the insights of social economics to contemporary policy and social issues, and inward-looking books, focusing on the philosophy and methodology of social economics itself, this series will be of enormous value to both social economists and policy makers.
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Manchester University Press, Pulto Press, and Zed Books
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Perspectives from Social Economics
Mark D. White is a professor in the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, where he teaches courses in economics, philosophy, and law. He has authored dozens of journal articles and book chapters in the intersections between these fields, and has edited a number of books on the subjects, including Ethics and Economics: New Perspectives (with Irene van Staveren, 2009), Theoretical Foundations of Law and Economics (2009), and The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination (with Chrisoula Andreou, 2010).
We welcome inquiries from authors
Mark D. White

The ABCs of the Economic Crisis

What Working People Need to Know

by Fred Magdoff and Michael D. Yates 
"Rich, powerful, highly-educated people created the economic crisis of 2008-09, while hundreds of millions of working people suffer the consequences--lost homes, lost jobs, rising insecurity, and falling living standards. How could this happen? In The ABCs of the Economic Crisis, Fred Magdoff and Michael Yates tell the story clearly, simply, and briefly. Here's one way to become part of the solution: think hard about everything Magdoff and Yates write in this book."--Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics and Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"Fred Magdoff and Michael Yates have written a sorely needed and extremely clear guide to the economic crisis. They pull back the curtains to reveal the role and power of the Wall Street financial interests and the economic policies that brought us to this point. The book is both a quick read and a clear, easy-to-understand explanation of the economic system and how it has been rigged to benefit corporate and financial interests at the expense of working people. The glossary alone is worth the price of the book but the chapter detailing the role and influence of Wall Street in the U.S. government is invaluable."--Carol Lambiase, UE Education Director and International Representative
"Clear and well written! The ABCs of the Economic Crisis also includes the XYZs. Magdoff and Yates's systemic analysis of the crisis shows both how and why the crisis occurred, while pointing to the kind of actions required to prevent a repetition."--Michael Perelman, Professor of Economics, California State University, Chico
"Despite the severity of the current economic crisis, few people have been able to explain what has happened--not just the technical details of the housing market, but the larger economic trends that impact wages, employment, and equality. Yates and Magdoff provide a sharp analysis of how we got to this moment and how most of the proposed solutions will do little to change the deeper underlying problems most people have been facing not just in the last year, but in the last several decades. Clear, accessible, and timely, this book will be a valuable resource for anyone trying to understand our economy."--Stephanie Luce, Associate Professor, Labor Center of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Speaking for Ourselves

Environmental Justice in Canada

Julian Agyeman, Peter Cole,
Randolph Haluza-DeLay and Pat O'Riley (eds.)

ISBN 9780774816199
Paperback $32.95
UBC Press 2009

*Paperback now available for course use and professional development purposes*

About the Book
Environmental justice as a concept has evolved over the past two decades to offer new, challenging directions for social movements, public policy, and public planning. Researchers worldwide now position social equity as a building block for sustainability. Yet the relationship between social equity and the environmental aspects of sustainability remains under-examined in Canada, particularly in studies and discussions focused primarily on the environment.

Speaking for Ourselves draws together scholars and activists -- Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, established and new -- who bring equity issues to the forefront by considering environmental justice in specifically Canadian cases and contexts and from a variety of perspectives, including those of First Nations and women. The contributors expand notions of justice and the concepts involved in environmental justice beyond their European origins and limits to demonstrate new ways of working toward environmental sustainability and social justice.

This innovative, engaging collection gives a voice to multiple perspectives on environmental justice and its construction in Canada. As the first major examination of the multidimensionality of environmental equity and injustice, it will appeal to scholars across a wide range of disciplines in the social and environmental sciences and to activists and citizens who want to make Canadian society more just and sustainable.

Whither Mainstream  Economics?

Series of the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic
Policies, Vol. 12

The Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM)
- Introduction, /Eckhard Hein, Torsten Niechoj and Engelbert Stockhammer/
I. Whither macroeconomic theory?
- Microfoundations? /John E. King/
- How did macro theory get so far off track, and what can heterodox macroeconomists do to get it back on track? /David Colander/
- Towards a post-Keynesian consensus in macroeconomics: Reconciling the Cambridge and Wall Street views, /Marc Lavoie/
II. New Keynesian economics, the New Consensus and Post-Keynesian critique Explaining European unemployment with a New Keynesian New Growth model,
/Ansgar Rannenberg/
- Behavioral Macroeconomics and the New Keynesian model, /Jan-Oliver Menz/
- New Consensus Macroeconomics and Keynesian critique, /Philip Arestis/
- Whither New Consensus Macroeconomics? The role of government and fiscal policy in modern macroeconomics, /Giuseppe Fontana/
- Fiscal policy on shaky foundations: Post Keynesian and Chartalist insights for New Consensus economists, /Pavlina Tcherneva/
III. Macroeconomics, f//inancial instability and financial crisis
- Money and finance: The heterodox views of Robert Clower, Axel Leijonhufvud and Hyman Minsky, /Elisabetta De Antoni/
- Systemic crisis, systemic risk and the financial instability hypothesis,
/Fernando J. Cardim de Carvalho/
- Money manager capitalism and the global financial crisis, /L. Randall Wray/
IV. Whither macroeconomic policies?
- Diversity of capitalism and macroeconomic policy, /Bruno Amable/
- Variety of economic judgement and monetary policy-making by committee,
/Sheila Dow, Matthias Klaes and Alberto Montagnoli/
- The continuing muddles of monetary theory: A steadfast refusal to face facts, /Charles A.E. Goodhart/
- After the bust: The outlook for macroeconomics and macroeconomic policy, /Thomas I. Palley/ 

Globalization and Varieties of Capitalism

New Labour, Economic Policy and the Abject State, Palgrave MacMillan 2009, pp1-188
by Dan Coffey and Carole Thornley

This innovative book studies contemporary Britain as a capitalism poised between American and European models. It begins with a bold re-interpretation of the economic contexts and bequests of Thatcherism that takes up the ‘shock’ hypothesis of Naomi Klein and roots it in an alternative economic history, and finishes with a critical assessment of the New Labour project. Pursuing the state in its various policy guises, it explores themes of legitimation, denial and opportunism. This is done via a series of original studies of comparative policy importance capped by a commentary on the early impact of the first great crisis of the 21st century. The book builds upon a range of recent contributions to both the ‘varieties of capitalism’ and ‘third way debates’. The case is made for a globally and historically aware approach that treats the state as a key actor.

For far too long, studies of UK economic and social policy have failed to engage adequately with the rich literature now available on the varieties of capitalism elsewhere. But no longer. If read widely, as it deserves to be, this book should change the way we understand the character and limits of New Labour in power.
David Coates, PhD, Worrell Professor of Anglo-American Studies, Wake Forest University, USA

Mapping state guises as commanding, self-effacing, self-deceiving and abject, a persuasive and timely analysis, relevant to all Western countries, as governments take on a newly-visible ‘activist’ role in the profound international crisis of capitalism currently unfolding.
Linda Briskin, Phd, Professor, York University, Toronto, Canada

Aimed at all those Europeans and others tempted by the siren logic of ‘capitalism unleashed’ and commodification, a rigorous antidote to fatalistic determinism – the national state remains an independent actor.
Steve Jefferys, Professor of European Employment Studies, London Metropolitan University, London, UK


Depuis les années 1980, le capitalisme connaît une profonde mutation, attribuée en général à la montée en puissance de la finance, devenue force planétaire, et aux nouvelles technologies, qui ont fait entrer les économies industrielles dans la « société de la connaissance ». Pour beaucoup, ce nouveau capitalisme devait profiter à tous ; une vision optimiste brutalement démentie par la crise de 2007-2008. Car les nouvelles technologies favorisent la circulation des idées et de l’information, mais de manière très inégale selon les pays, contribuant à creuser les écarts. Quant à la finance moderne, si elle facilite le développement d’innovations technologiques telles qu’Internet, elle est aussi à l’origine de l’instabilité de nos économies.

Sustainable Prosperity in the New Economy?

Business Organization and High-Tech Employment in the United States
William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts Lowell 
Introductory chapter | Table of Contents
Over the past three decades, the information and communication technology (ICT) industries have propelled the growth of the U.S. economy. In the process there has been a dramatic transformation in the dominant mode of business organization that characterizes ICT, as the “New Economy business model” (NEBM) has replaced the “Old Economy business model” (OEBM). And although NEBM has been central to the microelectronics revolution, it has also been a source of employment instability and inequity in the distribution of income.
Lazonick explores the origins of the new era of employment insecurity and income inequality, and considers what governments, businesses, and individuals can do about it. He also asks whether the United States can refashion its high-tech business model to generate stable and equitable economic growth.
In addressing this key question, Lazonick provides
- A historical analysis of the rise of NEBM, from its beginnings in Silicon Valley in the 1960s to the Internet boom of the late 1990s
- Analysis of how important Old Economy firms restructured in attempts to transition from OEBM to NEBM
- Analysis of the relationship between employment security and retirement security under both OEBM and NEBM
- Analysis of the globalization of the ICT labor force
- An explanation of how executives at ICT companies allocated resources in a way that undermined workers in the U.S. high-tech labor force, and
- A discussion of the implication for sustainable prosperity of the rise and dominance of NEBM.
Overall, this is a book that anyone interested in the U.S. high-tech labor force, the globalization of the ICT industry, and, particularly, the means by which an advanced economy can achieve sustainable prosperity will find indispensable.
"The Buyback Boondoggle: Companies Spend Lavishly on Share Repurchases," an op-ed piece contributed by William Lazonick, appears in the August 24 and 31, 2009 issue of BusinessWeek.
357 pp. 2009
$45 cloth ISBN 0 88099 351-0 / ISBN-13 978-0-88099-351-7
$25 paper ISBN 0 88099 350-2 / ISBN-13 978-0-88099-350-0


Heterodox Book Reviews

Keynes: The Return of the Master

Dwight Garner reviews Robert Skidelsky, _Keynes: The Return of the Master_, in the September 17, 2009 New York Times:

America’s Economic Moralists: A History of Rival Ethics and Economics

Donald E. Frey, _America’s Economic Moralists: A History of Rival Ethics and Economics_. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2009. vii + 239 pp. $75 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-7914-9351-9.

Reviewed for EH.NET by Samuel Gregg, Acton Institute.


Heterodox Graduate Program and PhD Scholarships/Research Fellowships

PhD Studentship in Co-operative Studies

Project Title: Risk Society: Exploring the resilience of mutual financial institutions in a time of crisis. PhD studentship for three years exploring the approach to risk taken by mutual and corporate financial institutions.

Dear Colleague,

If you know an advanced graduate student or recent PhD who might be interested in the following fellowship, we’d appreciate your letting them know about this opportunity. Thank you.


Announces a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business History for $65,000

To be awarded for twelve months’ residence, study, and research at Harvard Business School, July 1, 2010–June 30, 2011.

The fellowship is open to scholars who, within the last ten years, have received a Ph.D. in history, economics, or a related discipline. The fellowship has two purposes: The first is to enable scholars to engage in research that will benefit from the resources of Harvard Business School and the larger Boston scholarly community. About two-thirds of the fellow’s time will be available for research of his or her own choosing. A travel fund and a book fund will be provided.

The second purpose is to provide an opportunity for the fellow to participate in the activities of Harvard Business School. Approximately one-third of the fellow’s time will be devoted to school activities, including attendance of the Business History Seminar, and working with faculty teaching the business history courses offered in the MBA curriculum. The fellow is required to research and write a case, under the direction of a senior faculty member, to be used in one of the business history courses. Finally, the fellow is encouraged to submit an article to Business History Review during his or her year at the School.

Applicants should submit a CV, undergraduate transcript and graduate-school record, thesis abstract, and writing sample (such as an article or a book chapter). Applicants should also state the topics, objectives, and design for the specific research to be undertaken. Finally, applicants should indicate the names of three people who will write references on their behalf. The three letters of recommendation are to be submitted by the writers directly by October 1, 2009. It is the responsibility of the applicant to solicit these letters. The fellowship will be awarded and all applicants notified by mid-January 2010. Hard copy materials submitted with applications will be returned only if accompanied by postage and a self-addressed return envelope.

Applications should be received no later than October 1, 2009 and submitted to:

Materials should be submitted online to:

If there are materials that can only be sent in hard copy, please send them to:

Walter A. Friedman
Rock Center 104
Harvard Business School
Boston, MA 02163

Please direct your recommenders to visit:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Heterodox Web Sites and Associations

International Rosa Luxemburg Society



For Your Information

The 2009 FEE Prizes in Austrian Economics

The Society for the Development of Austrian Economics is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2009 Foundation for Economic Education Prizes for the best book and the best article recently published in Austrian economics.
The following conditions apply:

1. Authors nominated must be members in good standing with the SDAE (check the Society's website at for information on how to join).

2. The books and articles nominated must have been published between January 1, 2007 and August 31, 2009.

3. Nominated articles should be emailed as an attachment or its URL sent to Christopher Coyne –

4. Nominations for the book prize should include the title and all other relevant information (publisher, date of publication, ISBN #) and be sent to the above email address. Those nominating books need not send copies. Edited volumes and short monographs are not eligible for the award.

5. All nominations must be received no later than October 19, 2009.

6. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Each prize comes with a cash award of $500 thanks to the generous support of the Foundation for Economic Education. Winners will be announced at the annual banquet of the SDAE, this year in San Antonio, TX in conjunction with the Southern Economic Association meetings from November 21 – 23, 2009.

Questions may be directed to Chris Coyne or by replying back to me.

Steve Horwitz
SDAE Secretary


Dear Colleagues,

The Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke has opened the application process for the 2010-2011 academic year Fellowship Program.
Information about the application process is available at our web site,, and has been pasted in below. We invite and encourage you to consider coming to Duke for a semester or a year to work on your research project in the company of a number of like-minded scholars. Please direct any questions you may have to Bruce Caldwell,  We look forward to hearing from you.
Click here for detailed information.

Marx and the Global Economic Crisis

Shaikh and McNally: "Marx and the Global Economic Crisis, Left Forum, 2009 NYC"

Medical Research: A Beautiful Business!

Marc-Andre Gagnon
Published in French in Le Devoir, September 4, 2009
Rough Translation into English – Carol Kushner
The New York Times and the PloS journal Medicine revealed earlier this month how a ghostwriting system had been put in place by Wyeth with the goal of promoting hormone therapy for menopausal women. For a company, ghostwriting, (using phantom authors) consists of producing a study favourable to its interests and then having a recognized expert sign his or her name to it so that it becomes published “as if” it had been produced independently. (cont.)

New Labor Forum

The Fall 2009 issue of New Labor Forum, a national labor journal owned and edited by the Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, City University of New York, proudly features two articles (one by Queens College economist William Tabb and another by international economic globalization expert Walden Bello) that weigh in on the systemic breakdown of the capitalist system--and what should replace it.

Within the same issue, you'll also be able to find: a series of policy reform-oriented articles (addressing financial regulation, health care, labor legislation, environmental policy, the housing system, the social safety net, and work-family policy) that evaluate Obama's first 200 days; a centennial retrospective of the NAACP and the labor-civil rights relationship; and a discussion of the soon-to-be launched Asia Floor Wage movement's strategy to empower workers in the global supply chain.

New Labor Forum, published three times a year, is available at an individual rate of $38/year, a student rate of $25/year, and an institutional rate of $126/year. To subscribe, please visit the journal's website at,  e-mail,  or call 212-642-2029. 

Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists

Dear All,

I would like to draw your attention to a discussion piece on how to anticipate credit crises on VoxEU ("Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists" - and others, apparently) Please have a look at
Another comment piece based on this research was in the Financial Times last month
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I think both are of interest to heterodox economists as it shows how heterodox views are now linking into mainstream debates.

The underlying paper is still a draft so comments are most welcome!

best wishes,

Dirk Bezemer
University of Groningen


Support the Clersé Research Department
(Centre Lillois d’Études et de Recherche Sociologiques et Économiques, meaning Lille Centre of Studies and Research in Sociology and Economics)

On Monday 21 September, the University of Lille 1 (France) was informed the intention of the scientific management of the InSHS – the new department of the “Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique” (CNRS, meaning National Centre for Scientific Research) dedicated to the management of research in “Sciences Humaines et Sociales” (SHS, meaning Human and Social Sciences) – to withdraw the Clersé from its status of “Unité Mixte de Recherche” (UMR) and to place the laboratory into a status of “Formation de Recherche en Évolution” (FRE).

The reasons for this “proposal” made by the scientific direction of the InSHS are not really explained by it.

The only written report submitted to the direction of the laboratory by section 36 of the CNRS refers to the “excellence” of the laboratory and gives a very favourable opinion to maintain its status of UMR, welcoming its interdisciplinarity. The report by the “Agence d’Évaluation de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement Supérieur” (AERES, meaning Research and Higher Education Evaluation Agency) is also very favourable.

This probably explains why the board of SHS department, representing all sections of SHS, has voted to 8 votes against the project of the scientific management, and three abstentions. The management has yet overridden and maintained its position.

We can not explain this. Pluralistic in its theoretical approaches, and focused on the transdisciplinarity amongst social science, the Clersé Research Department has been remarkably serving research in social sciences during the last thirty years. It is nationally- and internationally- recognized. It is invested in supporting training of high level, often bi-disciplinary, and carries structural projects like the young “Revue Française de Socio-Économie” (RFSE, meaning French Journal of Socio-Economics). Its decommissioning as FRE would be disastrous for the plurality of approaches in economics in France and more generally for social sciences.

That is why we ask the scientific management of the InSHS to reconsider its intentions with respect to tangible scientific evidence available to it, and maintain the status of UMR to the Clersé.

To express your support, thank you for sending as soon as possible a message to the following address, simply stating in the text “I support the Clersé” under your full names and institutional affiliations:

Post Keynesian Economics Study Group

I am pleased to announce that the 18 Post-Keynesian talks given at the AHE conference in London in July can now be downloaded from our website There is a huge amount of varied material here which I hope list-members will find of interest. The sound recordings are very “live” and unedited but will I hope convey a sense of being a fly on the wall to those who could not be there. Please advise me of any technical faults.

The papers themselves are, as usual, available only to PKSG members in order to preserve copyright.

We will shortly post the programme for the next workshop, which takes place at SOAS on Friday 23 October.

Dr M G Hayes
Secretary, Post-Keynesian Economics Study Group

Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress

Here is a link to the Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress. It includes discussions of various initiatives on including ‘sustainability’ as part of normal economic measurement (vs GDP as a stand-alone concept), and also includes unpaid labour (thanks to Folbre and Agarwal).


January 2, 2010 2:00-4:00 pm

In The Souls of Black Folk, as he reflected on the history of the South and the nation at the dawn of the 20th century, W. E. B. Du Bois stated: “The Problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line.” Now that the twentieth century has concluded, it is clear that Du Bois was right. The writings of Du Bois from his base at Atlanta University will be the start for an interpretive historical tour of the color line in Atlanta. Sites to be visited include the Atlanta University complex where W. E. B. Du Bois wrote The Souls of Black Folk and where the student protests that attacked the color line in downtown restaurants in 1960 were organized and marches begun; the County Courthouse, City Hall, and the Georgia Capitol, all sites of segregation and protest; Auburn Avenue, the center of black business; and the Martin Luther King National Historic Site, including his tomb, birth home, the church where he preached (Ebenezer Baptist), and the location where he had his office as head of the SCLC (Prince Hall Mason’s Building). Our tour leader will be Prof. Timothy Crimmins of Georgia State University.

Price: $25.00 or $15.00 for students. Send your check by December 1, 2009 to:
Hazel Dayton Gunn
Department of City & Regional Planning
106 W. Sibley Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853 USA
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Tour participants will be sent information on where to meet in Atlanta in December.