Issue 94: February 1, 2010
From the Editors
In this issue, you will find many
exciting events and information for heterodox economists and students
around the world. We are also glad to announce that the Newsletter
website has been updated.
Since the beginning of the year, we have added twenty new subscribers
to our mailing list. We believe it is both a token of growing interest
in heterodox economics and of economics becoming more pluralistic.
Speaking of pluralism, we would like to call your attention to Gilles
Raveaud's article, ''Pluralism
in economics teaching: Why and how?'' and ''French
Association of Political Economy (FAPE) Launch Meeting Report''
written by Bruno Tinel. In the Launch Meeting Report, André
Orléan, the President of FAPE, remarked that:
''Pluralism is a way for
the community of the economists to think about its social role. It is a
mechanism that renders visible the vested interests which try to
Orléan's remark as well
as Raveaud's arguments in his paper remind us of Howard Zinn who
unexpectedly passed away on January 27, 2010. In his book "You Can't Be
Neutral on a Moving Train," Zinn wrote:
"From the start, my
teaching was infused with my own history. I would try to be fair to
other points of view, but I wanted more than 'objectivity'; I wanted
students to leave my classes not just better informed, but more
prepared to relinquish the safety of silence, more prepared to speak
up, to act against injustice wherever they saw it. This, of course, was
a recipe for trouble."
Requiescat in pace, and let us march into the troubles.
Tae-Hee Jo & Ted Schmidt
In this issue:
- Call for
- Association for Social Economics
World Congress of Social Economics
- Environment, Innovation and Sustainable Development
Annual Conference on Development and Change
22nd Annual Conference
7th Pan-European International Relations Conference
- Thought & Action
- URPE Summer Conference
of Radical Political Economics
- Western States Graduate Workshop in Economics
- 14th Annual International Conference on Economics and
- Colloque international: Regards sur la Commune de 1871
en France. Nouvelles approches et perspectives
Seminars and Lectures
- Association for Institutional Thought Conference
- Cambridge Realist Workshop
The Spirit of Innovation IV
- G.L.S. Shackle Biennial Memorial Lecture
- Marx or Keynes or...?
policy - from stability to financial crisis and back?
Conference on Human Capital for Sustainable Economies
Militancy in the 21st Century
are more unequal societies socially dysfunctional? Darwinian insights
in Paris on ''Puissances du Communisme''
Postings for Heterodox Economists
of Leon / Universidad de León, Spain
& Marshall College
- WU -
Vienna University of Economics and Business
Women's Project - Center of Concern
for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University
- Heterodox Papers, Reports, and Articles
- Pluralism in economics teaching: Why and How
- PERI Working Papers: January 2010
- Social Innovation and the Social Economy: Innovation
Purely for “Living Better Together”
Journals and Newsletters
Journal of Economics and Sociology Vol. 69, Issue 1: January 2010
- International Review of Applied Economics, Vol.
24, Issue 1: January 2010
- New Left Review, Vol. 61: Jan/Feb 2010
- Rethinking Marxism, Vol. 22, No. 1: January 2010
Vol. 4, No.2: 2009
de economía crítica 8: December 2009
of Associative Economics Bulletin
- Institute of Economic Affairs
- nef e-letter
Books and Book Series
Cities At Work : New Migrant Divisions of Labour
- Global Energy Security and American Hegemony
Havens: How Globalization Really Works
- The Roller Coaster Economy : Financial Crisis, Great
Recession, and the Public Option
Metaphysics of Capitalism
New Old World
Capitalism and Beyond
- La mediazione che sparisce. La società civile in
- Humanism: The Heart of Socialism
- Poor Women in Rich Countries: The Feminization of
Poverty Over the Life Course
- The New Economics Series, Zed Books
History of the Federal Reserve, Vol. II, 1951-85
and Macroeconomics after 70 Years
- Heterodox Websites and Associates
- French Association of Political Economy (FAPE)
- Queries from Heterodox Economists
Heterodox PhD Program
- For Your Information
Spanish Universities Act
- TRUE (Teaching Resources in UG Economics) - Teaching
- A Marxian Introduction to Modern Economics
- Deutscher Book Prize for 2009
- Marx-Hegel Reading group: Hegel's Phenomenology of
the Boom and Bust" a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem
Story of Cap & Trade
for Social Economics
Meetings in conjunction with Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA)
Denver, Colorado, USA. January 7-9, 2011
Status of Economics after the Crisis
Social economics is devoted to research on the ethical foundations and
implications of economic analysis and policy. We invite proposals for
papers which address questions such as:
Status of the discipline
- What is the current state of the discipline? Who are those
- Where should the discipline go from here? What are the questions
that need to be explored?
- What are the main disagreements and debates in economics today?
How must economics change?
- Can economics be pluralist? Who do economists need to
- How should the teaching of economics change?
Economics and democracy
- Who are the unemployed and for how long? What are our
responsibilities to the unemployed?
- What is happening to families? What is happening to communities?
- What happened to safety nets? What safety nets are needed to
protect human dignity?
- How are we to address health, education, and the environment
after the crisis?
- How are we to protect our joint stock of knowledge?
- How are we to measure social economic well-being?
- What is the place of ethics in the financial sector?
- What are the discipline’s contributions and
responsibilities to democracy?
- Does our teaching of economics contribute to democracy?
- What is the vision of the discipline for the economy, for
Please submit electronically a paper title and abstract of up to 250
words to Zohreh Emami, ASE President-Elect, at email@example.com.
Proposals for complete sessions are also welcome. Submission deadline is April 30, 2010.
Individuals whose papers are accepted for presentation must either be
or become members of the Association for Social Economics no later than
July 1, 2010 in order for the paper to be included in the program.
Membership information can be found at www.socialeconomics.org.
The Warren Samuels Prize,
which is accompanied by a $500 award, is given to the best paper which
is important to the project of social economics and which appeals
across disciplines. The prize is awarded at the annual meeting at which
it is presented. Please see the ASE website.
Papers presented at the ASSA meetings can be considered for a special
issue of the Forum for Social Economics. The deadline for
submission for the special issue is January 31, 2011. Submission
details and criteria are available from the editor, John Marangos, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thirteenth World Congress of
Social Economics, the Social
Economy, and Wellbeing
June 28 - July 1, 2010
Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy, Concordia University,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Organized by Association for Social
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
Sessions begins on Tuesday, 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: email@example.com.
The subject line should read ASE Montreal Conf 2010 sub (surname of
submitter) i.e.: ASE Montreal Conf 2010 Sub (Altman).
The deadline for submissions if February 15, 2010. You will
notified by March 15, 2010, whether or not your submission has been
accepted for presentations. All sessions will take place at Concordia
University, downtown campus.
ASE Best Student Paper Prize
We welcome submissions for the ASE Best Student Paper Prize
Competition. This paper must be written by a graduate student or
students. Professors cannot be co-authors. For the
submission, the paper should be no longer than 8,000 words. A
prize committee of senior members of the Association for Social
Economics will adjudicate the submitted papers. The ASE sponsors
The prize will be awarded to the top two papers. The winners of
the Best Student Paper Competition 2010 receive: a year's membership in
ASE which includes a year's subscription to the Review of Social
Economy and the Forum for Social Eoconomics $400 USD.
To be eligible for the prize the sutdent author must register for the
conference and present her/his paper. The status of each author
must be clearly stipulated (first,second and/or third authors, MA
students or Ph.D. students, etc.). Please submit your paper
through the regular submission process, plus send a copy of your
abstract and a copy of the completed paper to the Chair of the
selection committee, Morris Altman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The other committee members are Deb Figart (email@example.com) and
Martha Starr (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Confirmed Keynote Speakers : Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Professor
ASE World Congress Paper Review Committee
EAEPE Summer School
4-10 July 2010. University of Roma Tre. Dpt. of Economics, Faculty of
Economics. Via Silvio D’Amico 77, 00145 Rome, Italy.
Local organisers: Pasquale Tridico and Sebastiano Fadda
The European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) is
glad to announce the 2010 EAEPE SUMMER SCHOOL which will be held at the
University of Roma Tre from 4 to 10 July 2010.
The Summer School is open to PhD students and young researchers working
in particular in the field of institutional economics, evolutionary
analysis, economic and human development, environmental economics,
methodology of economics, institutional history, comparative economics
and variety of capitalism, transition economies, institutional change,
financial crisis, and in all other fields using institutional and
The 2010 EAEPE Summer School will address these themes in a broad sense
and will explore economic issues through a multidisciplinary,
institutional and evolutionary perspective. Lecturers are international
scholars well known in the field of institutional economics. Advanced
PhD students and young researchers are asked to present their work.
Every day, from Monday 5 to Friday 9 July, two lectures will be held in
the morning, and in the afternoon advanced PhD students and young
researchers will present their work getting comments and suggestions
from experts in the field. On Saturday morning 10 July a
workshop/special session on the current financial crisis will take
place (title: Systemic Risks, Financial Crises and Credit - The Roots,
Dynamics and Consequences of the Subprime Crisis). The Summer School is
conducted in association with COST Action ISH0902.
Summer School Fees: FREE
Deadline for application: 15 April 2010
For more details including the program and accommodation, download the announcement
and visit EAEPE website:
Innovation and Sustainable Development
October 6 to 10, 2010.
Conference Venue: Panorama Hotel, Chania, Crete, Greece.
Deadline for sending communication proposals: March 1, 2010
Decision of the scientific committee: May 1, 2010
Deadline for final papers: September 10, 2010
Communication proposals of two pages should include an abstract
explaining the problematic, the method used and a bibliography.
Proposals must be sent with the completed enclosed “communication
proposal form” (by email).
Sessions may also be proposed: a session includes four communication
proposals. Please indicate the title of the session and include the
four or five communication proposals germane to your proposal.
Send communication proposals to Conference Secretariat: Mrs Vozinaki
I. Political economy and sustainable development
A. Techno-economic paradigms in history, innovation
and social change
B. Environment, new technologies and innovation
C. Sustainable development: world wide experiences
II. Management of innovation and sustainable development
A. Enterprise management and new technology
B. Enterprise strategy and sustainable
C. Public research, commercialization of
knowledge and innovative capacity
III. Sectoral approaches (non restrictive list)
Transportation, Energy, Health, Agribusiness,
Fourth Annual Conference on
Development and Change
Mission: Promoting Development in a Globalized World
Johannesburg, South Africa, April 9-11, 2010
Conference Theme: The global
economic crisis and the restructuring of the financial and trading
system: implications and prospects for the developing world.
The world economy is currently in the throes of a global economic
crisis reminiscent of the great depressions of the 1930s and possibly
that of the 1870s. As back then, the crisis resulted from major
structural imbalances in financial and credit markets ultimately
resulting in a retreat from free trade. Emergent debates about
resurgent protectionism, alternative reserve currencies, stimulus
packages and climate change policies suggests that the world economy
has entered a phase of heightened change which will transform the
development “equation” in varied and diverse ways. It is
imperative at this time that development economists should engage with
two crucial questions: the implications of these changes for the
developing world and the prospects for “development” for
the majority of people in the developing world.
The forthcoming conference invites submission of academic papers
representing original and critical research focusing on the various
aspects of the current global economic crisis:
- its origins, viz., the financial crisis in the USA and the OECD,
as well as the spillover into the developing world;
- the consequences: recession and slowdown of growth, deflation,
contracting trade flows, unemployment, rising inequality within and
between countries, and
- the possible ways out of the crises as well as prescriptions on
how developing countries can minimize the fallout and capitalize on the
For the details about the conference, download Call for Papers.
HES Annual Conference
June 25-28, 2010. Syracuse University, USA.
The deadline to submit a paper or session proposal is February 21, 2010
The 2010 meetings of the History of Economics Society will be held at
the Syracuse University over June 25-28. Please join us, and add your
voice to the discourse by submitting a paper or proposing a session at http://hes2010.syr.edu
The Distinguished Lecture will be delivered by Nancy Folbre. She will
be speaking on "Greed, Lust and Gender: The Rhetoric of Self Interest
in Political Economy".
Information on transportation, accommodations, and area attractions is
also available at http://hes2010.syr.edu.
Registration information will be posted in due course.
If you encounter any problems will paper/session submission or have any
other questions about the conference, please feel free to email me
directly at email@example.com
Young Scholars Sessions
at the 2010 HES Conference
Each year, the History of Economics Society supports Young Scholars
(YS) who wish to present papers at the annual HES Conference. Selected
HES Young Scholars receive free registration, a banquet ticket and a
year's membership to the Society. For the 2010 HES Conference, funds
will also be made available to defray housing costs for up to five
Begun in 2000, the YS Program consistently features some of the most
interesting and innovation scholarship at the HES Conference. If you,
or a student you know, is interested, please submit a Young Scholar's
Paper Proposal using the link on the Conference Website (http://hes2010.syr.edu/). Please
designate in your abstract that this is a "Young Scholar Proposal." The
deadline for submissions is February 21, 2010.
From the proposal abstracts received, in consultation with the
conference organizer, the President (Steven Medema) will create up to 4
thematically linked Young Scholar sessions. Abstracts will be chosen
based on originality and scholarly merit as well as clarity of
exposition and the strength of the argument. If the President feels
there are good abstracts that fail to fit with other YS proposals
thematically, he has the option of asking the HES conference organizer
to fit the additional Young Scholars into the regular program. All
Young Scholars whose abstracts are chosen will receivefree
registration, a banquet ticket and a year's membership to the Society.
In addition, YS who submit their full paper for consideration by the
end of April 2010 will be considered for free conference
accommodations. From submitted papers, the HES President may choose up
to 5 Young Scholars for free accommodations. A Young Scholar must be a
PhD candidate or have obtained the PhD in the 2 years preceding
the HES Conference.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
2010 HES Conference Organizer
Propose a panel.
This year’s plenary speakers Jesse Jackson and Noam Chomsky
promise to attract a large and diverse spectrum of participants, making
the conference experience all the more electric. We are very
excited about the quality of panels now scheduled for March, and we
would love you to join us. Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or give us a call (212 817-2003) if you have panel ideas or would
like assistance with finding panelists to fill out a panel. Panel
submissions will be accepted through February 6. We look forward to
working with you and seeing you at Left Forum 2010, March 19-21.
SASE 22nd Annual Conference
Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
June 24-26, 2010. Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
Last year's meeting in Paris brought 800 social scientists from 43
countries together to discuss Capitalism in Crisis. Join us this year
in Philadelphia for Governance Across Borders.
In Philadelphia: Eric Helleiner takes on money and global governance;
Donald MacKenzie examines financial models, economic agents, and
markets; Saskia Sassen looks at global cities….
And what about you? Click here to submit your paper or session proposal and
join the conversation.
SASE’s diverse research networks and conference sub-themes offer
an international, interdisciplinary forum to discuss ideas and raise
questions on the cutting edge of your field. Click here for more information.
Submission deadline: The
deadline has been extended to February
28, 2010. This includes applications for student stipends and travel grants.
Click here for submission guidelines and more.
As for location… Steeped in history, the cradle of American
democracy, Philadelphia is a major crossroads on the East Coast, at the
heart of the American academic scene with fast and easy transport to
New York City and Washington, DC. In the immortal words of W.C. Fields:
“On the whole, I’d rather be in Philadelphia.”
SASE President: Jonathan Zeitlin
Program Chairs: Glenn Morgan and Marc Schneiberg
Local Organizer: Richard Deeg
SGIR 7th Pan-European
International Relations Conference
Stockholm, Sweden. September 9-11, 2010.
The closing date for paper and panel proposals is February 28, 2010.
Submit paper proposals via: http://www.sgir.eu/conference/
Section 31: The ‘European
sub-prime’: The financial crisis in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe’s vulnerability to external shocks has become
particularly apparent since the onset of the global economic crisis.
There has been capital flight from many countries, the bursting of
asset price bubbles, and the toxic combination of currency devaluations
and substantial foreign currency borrowings. The full implications
remain to be seen, but all countries are bracing for cuts in public
spending in the context of high unemployment.
The crisis and its management has been an international affair from the
very beginning: the IMF is back in the region, West European banks were
lobbying the EU for a regional rescue package, and Scandinavian
creditors were pressuring the Baltic governments to underwrite their
assets. The European Commission was also very active in the region,
supporting attempts to defend the Baltic currencies, fearing the impact
of any collapse in their value for the region as a whole.
This section seeks perspectives including – but not only –
from International Relations, European Studies, International Political
Economy and International Political Sociology, in order to address
critically these developments. We particularly welcome papers that deal
- The crisis: its causes, impacts and consequences in Eastern
- The EU and the East European subprime crisis
- Politics and political economy of the reaction to the crisis
- Role of international actors in crisis management in Eastern
- Financial crisis and the crisis of democracy
- What does the financial crisis reveal about the international
political economic position of the region?
- Crisis and the patterns of migration in/from the East
Special panels on Ukraine and the Baltic States will be convened.
Section conveners: Jan Drahokoupil (University of Mannheim), Dorothee
Bohle (CEU Budapest/EUI Florence), Vlad Mykhnenko (University of
Nottingham), and Jānis Bērziņš (Riga Stradins University)
The NEA Journal of Higher Education
Call for Papers: “Radical
The Thought & Action Review Panel invites submissions for
“Radical Transformations,” a Special Focus section in the
2010 edition of Thought & Action, the higher education Journal of
the National Education Association. Deadline: June 1, 2010.
The term radical transformations is a two-edged sword. On the one
hand, higher education has been buffeted over the past few decades by a
series of radical transformations:
- wholesale changes in how the public higher education enterprise
- less institutional support from states and increased reliance on
- introduction of customer-satisfaction business models into
- changes in the employment characteristics of the faculty with
fewer tenure-track appointments and increased reliance on part-time
- weakening of the traditional discipline-based department
- proliferation of online approaches to instruction, and more.
On the other hand, the term “radical” also has meaning in a
political sense—as in the need for radical transformations to
create a more just, equitable, and democratic world. Should
higher education have a radical impact on students and society?
Or should higher education simply impart a credential and a few useful
skills, leaving those who pass through essentially as it found
them? Can we have a radical transformation that is both
intellectual and technological?
To respond to these questions, we are soliciting articles on a variety
of topics. Is higher education at a crossroads of some
sort? Have we had enough of administrators, pundits, and
politicians setting the agenda for higher education? What should
be the role of intellectuals and scholarship in creating the
future? How might the nation’s professoriate, spearheaded
by its unions—most importantly to us, the National Education
Association—launch an education renaissance? How might new
coalitions of faculty, staff, and students in higher education redefine
Thought & Action, with a readership of over 150,000, seeks to
provide its readers with theoretical and practical information on
issues in higher education that are important to higher education
faculty and staff members of the National Education Association.
We encourage the submission of articles or proposals related to these
themes and welcome work from new scholars as well as seasoned ones.
Please send submissions to the address below. Guidelines are available
Thought & Action, the NEA Higher Education Journal
National Education Association
1201 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Denver, Colorado, USA. January 7-9, 2011. ASSA Annual Meeting
Joint URPE/IAFFE sessions using
feminist and radical political economy approaches
Once again, URPE (Union of Radical Political Economics) and IAFFE
(International Association for Feminist Economics) plan to co-sponsor
up to three sessions at the ASSA annual meeting in 2011. I will be
coordinating these for IAFFE and working closely with URPE panel
coordinators for the ASSAs (Fred Moseley and Laurie Nisonoff) and IAFFE
panel coordinator (and president-elect) Stephanie Seguino,
I welcome proposals on feminist and radical political economic theory
and applied analysis. One of the panels will focus on papers
which address the gendered, racial and class impacts of the financial
crisis (including implications about credit, employment and/or
housing). The other two will be based on the topics of proposals
received. The number of panels allocated to heterodox
organizations is very limited. The joint IAFFE/URPE panels are
allocated to URPE. Please note that anyone who presents a paper
must be a member of URPE or IAFFE at the time of submission of the
paper or panel proposal. Preference will be given to presenters who are
members of both organizations.
Proposals for individual papers should include the title, the abstract,
and the author's name, institutional affiliation, phone, email and the
completed URPE registration form (included below). I will also
need to know about your (and any co-authors) membership status in URPE
and/or IAFFE. Please send these proposals materials to email@example.com
Proposals for complete sessions are possible. If you want to
propose a panel, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you are
interested in/willing to be a chair or discussant, please let me know.
The deadline for proposed papers for joint URPE/IAFFE panels is April 5, 2010.
or 413-577-0806 for
URPE membership. Contact iaffe.org
for IAFFE membership
information. We will confirm membership prior to accepting
proposals. URPE is very serious about this and will cancel panels in
which any members (besides chairs or discussants) are not URPE or IAFFE
Please note that the date, time, and location of sessions is assigned
by ASSA, not URPE or IAFFE. You should receive word from me that your
paper/session was accepted by mid-June. ASSA will not assign dates and
times until much later in the summer.
July 3 - August 2, 2010. At the
Epworth Camp and Retreat Center in High Falls, NY, USA.
Dear URPE members and Friends,
We have just re-finalized the dates for our annual summer
conference/camp, the late afternoon of Friday, July 30 to noon on Monday, August 2.
Put it on your calendar today, and join us!
The format of the conference/camp will be as it has
been for decades, and we will have first a preliminary schedule up in
the spring and then a final schedule up in summer, as usual.
We do have a change of locations, though very near
to where we have been for the last several years, roughly the same time
from New York City and slightly closer to places in New England like
Amherst and Boston. We had been looking forward to returning to the
very friendly Camp Deer Run, which we were all scheduled to do when we
received the sad news in the very late fall that its parent
organization, Dianova International, had decided it was financially
unsustainable and was closing it down to sell. (Of the many countries
where Dianova holds youth programs, only the US provides no government
funding.) However - with help of the Deer Run director Sandra Nencetti
- we are lucky to have found a substitute in the same area.
This year we will
meet at the Epworth Camp and Retreat Center in High Falls, NY.
Epworth is about 10 minutes away from the Adirondack Trailways bus
station in Rosendale, NY (next stop after New Paltz), between the
Catskill and Shawangunk Mountains (exact directions will be up on our
web site in a while, as they were for Deer Run). It functions as both a
day camp and a conference center; on our last morning there Monday we
will be overlapping with day campers. The layout is ideal for
accessibility: everything is on the ground floor and the grounds are
flat. We will be accommodated in bunkhouses that have several sleeping
rooms and a common room; there is also a tenting area with a bathhouse.
A large dining hall will serve as plenary space.
Special features are a pool, canoeing on the Rondout
River, several campfire sites, and a cave which was part of the
historical underground railroad! A treat for kids will be the working,
sustainable-practices farm with animals and a big empty space in the
barn for games. The director has offered to give us a talk on the
geology of the area, and is interested in participating in our sessions
on global warming.
Nearby towns of Rosendale, High Falls, and Stone
Ridge are also lovely, historic destinations in the Hudson Valley.
We think people are going to like the Epworth Center
as we did Deer Run, and that it could become our steady home. Do take a
look at the photos on their website, www.epworthcenter.com. And then come
to summer conference and enjoy!
In solidarity, the URPE Steering Committee
Review of Radical Political
Special Issue on "Path to Full
Employment: Industrial Policy and the Great Recession"
As we currently face the worst economic collapse since the Great
Depression that has resulted in the loss of million of jobs and the
highest levels of long-term unemployment since data have been
collected, we invite contributors to submit proposals that address the
problems of long-term structural unemployment in the United States and
We invite submissions that address, but do not need to be limited to,
the following topics:
- What can we learn from employment outcomes across different
countries and political economic regimes?
- To what extent can public sector action generate sustainable and
- What kind of policies should the public sector pursue? For
example should these be employment of last resort (ELR) or jobs created
through some other type of “job guarantee policy,” or
“permanent jobs programs” for the generation of a certain
number of median wage and not last resort jobs, and how should these be
financed and administered?
- How does this relate to broader macroeconomic policies,
including taxation and industrial policy?
- Can “full employment” policies succeed in capitalist
countries or are partial, temporary, and inadequate programs the best
that can be achieved?
- What are the historical lessons of the New Deal employment
programs in the United States and similar historic or contemporary
programs and policies in other countries?
- What has been the role of neoclassical economic theory in
undermining ideological support for full employment programs, for
example vis-a-vis the “natural rate of unemployment” or
“NAIRU” doctrines, and what is a proper
theoretical/ideological response to these prevalent macroeconomic views?
- More generally, is full employment consistent with low-inflation
in the United States or elsewhere?
- Practical proposals for increasing employment in the United
States now and critiques/discussions of the current Summers/Geithner
effort to achieve sustained economic growth in the United States with a
massive financial sector bail-out and a temporary and limited fiscal
stimulus for the broader economy.
Submissions are due by March 1,
2011, and must follow the Instructions to Contributors listed in
each issue of the Review, on the RRPE section of
Website, or available from the Managing Editor. All
submissions are subject to the usual review procedures and they should
not be under review with any other publication. We strongly
encourage authors to send a brief title and abstract as soon as
possible, so we can coordinate timely publication of the issue.
Send 4 hard copies and an electronic version in Word doc. to Hazel Dayton Gunn, Managing
Editor, Review of Radical Political Economics, Dept. of City
& Regional Planning, 106 W. Sibley Hall, Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY 14853, USA; email@example.com.
Western States Graduate Workshop in
April 24, 2010. Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA
Economics departments in several western states [in the US] have
decided to start up a workshop for graduate students in economics. The
aim of the workshop is to provide students in economics with an
opportunity to present their research, act as discussants for their
peers’ work as well as get exposed to the work their peers are
doing. We are hereby calling for paper submissions for the 1st graduate
workshop to be held on April 24, 2010 at Colorado State University.
The workshop will take place on Saturday, April 24 starting at 10am.
Each paper will be allocated 40 minutes – 20 minutes for
presentation, 10 minutes for remarks by a discussant and 10 minutes for
Deadline and application procedure:
Interested students should send paper proposals or offers to act as
discussant by March 1, 2010 to Ramaa Vasudevan (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Al Campbell (email@example.com)
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Final papers should be received no later than April 15.
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International Conference on Economics and Security
June 17th and 18th 2010 in Izmir, Turkey.
Abstracts must be submitted by March 22, 2010.
Hosted by:Ekolider, Izmir University of Economics, Economics
Department, Middle East Technical University (METU).
Venue:Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, TURKEY
- Security in the Balkan Region
- European Security
- Economics of Security
- Globalization and the restructuring of the MIC
- Militarism and development
- Security sector reform
- Economics of conflict and war
- Economics of post-conflict reconstruction
- Economics of arms procurement, trade and offsets
- Arms races and alliances
- Peace science
- Conversion and Demilitarization
- Economics of Terrorism
- March 22, 2010 Deadline for receipt of abstracts
- April 26, 2010 Decisions on acceptance/rejection of abstracts by
- May 17, 2010 Deadline for Registrations (otherwise paper will be
withdrawn from the conference programme)
- May 17, 2010 Final date for submission of full papers
- June 17-18, 2010 14th Annual International Conference on
Economics and Security in Izmir
international: Regards sur la Commune de 1871 en France. Nouvelles
approches et perspectives
International conference: Views on the Commune of 1871 in France.
New approaches and prospects.
Narbonne, Hôtel de Ville, 24-26 mars 2011.
Appel à communications (échéance : 26 avril 2010)
A l’occasion du 140e anniversaire de la Commune de 1871, ce
colloque international organisé, symboliquement, à
Narbonne, entend privilégier les nouvelles approches de
l’événement et ouvrir de nouvelles perspectives.
Au-delà d’un questionnement sur l’apport des
recherches sur les Communes de province, il s’agit d’aller
traquer dans les marges de l’événement global des
pistes de recherche permettant de renouveler la compréhension
nationale du mouvement communaliste et de l’aborder dans un cadre
géographique et temporel élargi.
For the 140th Anniversary of the 1871 Commune, this international
symposium is organized, symbolically, in Narbonne. It intends to focus
on new approaches to the event and to open new prospects. Beyond
questioning the contribution of modern research on the Communes of the
province, it's aim is to work at the margins of the global event so as
to open new paths of research and to renew the national interpretation
of the communalist movement inside an expanded geographical and
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Seminars and Lectures
Association for Institutional Thought
April 14-17, 2010. Reno, Nevada, USA
In conjunction with the Western Social Science Association (WSSA) 52nd
Theme: Toward a Socially Embedded
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Cambridge Realist Workshop
Forum The Spirit of Innovation IV
1. "Travail, Capital et Savoir dans la mondialisation"
2. "Environnment, Innovation and Sustainable Development. Towards a new
Two events are sponored by the Research Network on Innovation (http://rri.univ-littoral.fr).
Shackle Biennial Memorial Lecture
St. Edmund's College, 4th March 2010 at 5.00 pm
Professor Brian Loasby,
Emeritus and Honorary Professor, Division of Economics, Stirling
Management School, University of Stirling, will deliver the third in a
series of biennial lectures in memory of the late Professor G.L.S.
Shackle, entitled ‘'Uncertainty and Imagination, Illusion and
Order: Shackleian Connections’, on Thursday 4th March 2010 at
5.00pm in Lecture Room LG17, Faculty of Law, West Road, Cambridge.
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This talk will address the question "Marx or Keynes?" It will feature David Harvey, Distinguished
Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY); Prabhat Patnaik, Professor of
Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; and Duncan Foley, Leo Model
Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research. Serving
as discussant will be Sanjay Reddy,
Professor of Economics, Barnard College.
Wednesday, 31 March. 6:15pm
Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center, Columbia University, New York.
Co-sponsored by the Committee on Global Thought
To register visit http://heymancenter.org/events.php?id=167.
Unclaimed Seats will be released to the public at 6:05pm.
Monetary policy - from
stability to financial crisis and back?
Date and time : Monday 8th March 2010 at 5pm
Venue : National
Institute of Economic and Social Research
Trench Street, Smith Square
London SW1P 3HE, United Kingdom
The Speaker : Kate Barker, CBE
Kate Barker will look back over nine years on the MPC, focusing on the
different ways in which the MPC has sought to think about the pressure
of demand on supply. In particular, she will consider how the MPC
responded to low imported inflation during much of the early part of
the 2000s and to the increased volatility in commodity prices from the
mid-2000s. She will seek to draw lessons for how the MPC should respond
as the economy recovers and how further commodity price volatility
might affect that response. She will also reflect on the impact of the
financial crisis on the MPC's broad approach to policy.
Kate Barker, CBE was appointed as an external member of the Monetary
Policy Committee with effect from 1 June 2001. The MPC is responsible
for setting interest rates to meet the Government's inflation target.
She is also a member of NIESR Council of Management.
From 1994-2001 Kate was Chief Economic Adviser at the CBI. She was
previously Chief European Economist at the Ford Motor Company
(1985-1994), and before that a Research Officer at the National
Institute of Economic and Social Research (1981-1985). Other previous
appointments include membership of Chancellor Clarke's Panel of
Independent Economic Advisers (1996-97).
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International Conference on
Human Capital for Sustainable Economies
May 27-28, 2010. Karlsruhe, Germany
Greening Human Capital
A two-day International Conference on Developing Human Capital for
Sustainable Economies will be held from May 27th to 28th, 2010 in the
"green" city of Karlsruhe, Germany. This event will bring together
academia, policy makers, senior executives of public and private
organisations, human capital practitioners, economists, members of
international development agencies and other relevant stakeholders to
discuss key emerging issues including: global warming and the emergence
of the green economies; how is the transformation from high to low
carbon economies impacting human capital management; and effective
initiatives needed to develop and manage human capital for sustainable
Further to the knowledge sharing on greening human capital; the
upcoming event also provides an excellent networking opportunity with
academia, members of international agencies, governmental and
non-governmental institutions, senior corporate and hr executives,
economists, sustainable development practitioners and other relevant
stakeholders in Europe and beyond.
You are cordially invited to attend this international event and/ or
nominate the member(s) of your institution.
For further information, please see the event details: http://www.etechgermany.com/HCConference.pdf
Transnational Militancy in the 21st
A roundtable discussion for the launch of issue 2 with Faisal Devji,
Saul Newman, Kevin McDonald & Nathan Coombs
February 25th 2010, 6PM, Goldsmiths
A roundtable discussion for the launch of issue 2 of the Journal
of Critical Globalisation Studies
The second issue of the Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies
will be launched with a special event at Goldsmiths College in London -
a roundtable on 'Transnational Militancy in the 21st Century' based on
a discussion conducted, and to be published in the forthcoming issue.
The participants will be Faisal Devji (author: The Terrorist in Search
of Humanity),Kevin McDonald (Global Movements: Action and Culture),
Saul Newman (Politics Most Unusual: Violence, Sovereignty and Democracy
in the War on Terror) & Nathan Coombs (editor-in-chief for issue 2
of the JCGS).
Amongst the themes explored will be: the relationship of transnational
politics to the possibility of militancy; what/who is a militant
subject?; what are militant demands today (none, some, infinitely
many?); and what developments might we see throughout the rest of the
The event is free and unticketed. It is scheduled for 25th February
2010, 6-8PMat Goldsmiths College, room Ben Pimlott Lecture Theatre (BPB
LT). For a campus map of Goldsmiths College: http://www.gold.ac.uk/media/campus-map.pdf
Why are more unequal
societies socially dysfunctional? Darwinian insights
Wednesday 31st March 2010. Time: 10.00 – 5.00 (followed by drinks)
Venue: G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building,
University College London
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ESRC Darwin’s Medicine Seminar Series: Darwin’s Medicine:
Evolutionary Psychology and its Applications. Co-sponsored by the UCL
International Institute for Society and Health (IISH)
Why are more unequal societies socially dysfunctional? Darwinian
Morning: Chair: Paul Coombes, London Business School
10.00 Welcome and Programme Overview
10.05 –11.05 Professor Richard Wilkinson and Professor Kate E
Pickett / More unequal societies are socially dysfunctional: the
11.05 –11.20 Questions
11.20–11.30 Short break
11.30–12.30 Professor Martin Daly / The unequal effects of
inequality: Darwinian explanations
12.45 –1.45 LUNCH (available to purchase from Roberts Building
Afternoon: Chair: Dr Richard Webb, Darwin@LSE
1.45–2.45 Professor Stephen Suomi / Early life mediators of
3.00–3.15 Short break
3.15–5.00 Discussion; Questions and Answers Session
Discussants: Professor Jay Belsky, Dr Oliver Curry, Professor Mark van
Panel: Richard Wilkinson, Kate E Pickett, Martin Daly, Stephen Suomi
5.00 Drinks - Roberts Building Foyer
Conference in Paris on
''Puissances du Communisme''
Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
University of Leon / Universidad de
The Economics Department of the
University of Leon (Spain) invites applications to fill
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Franklin & Marshall
Title: 1-year Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor
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The Institute for the Environment and Regional Development invites
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Global Women's Project - Center of
The Center of Concern is seeking a Director for the Global
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Center for Women's Global
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Website: http: www.cwgl.rutgers.edu
The Center for Women's Global Leadership seeks a full time director to
oversee the Center's programs and projects. The Center for Women's
Global Leadership (CWGL) is an international advocacy organization for
women's human rights based at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ,
and USA. CWGL develops and facilitates women's global leadership toward
a human rights vision that will yield social justice worldwide. CWGL's
projects seek to promote the leadership of women and to advance
feminist perspectives in policy-making processes in local, national and
international arenas. The Center pursues these objectives through
initiatives that foster women's leadership in human rights including
strategic planning activities, international mobilization campaigns,
global education endeavors, publications, and a resource center. The
Center’s human rights work will incorporate a growing area in
economic and social rights while maintaining core programs including
the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign.
The Program Director, in partnership with the Executive Director and
other senior management, will be responsible for the development,
implementation and/or maintenance of the programs. Extensive domestic
and foreign travel will be required.The Program Director will be
responsible for projects and assigned staff that further the
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like the United Nations, that coordinate annual international campaigns
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rights network. The Program Director will also participate in the
Center’s human rights education programming and events.
An advanced degree (PhD preferred) in the social sciences, humanities
or law, with an emphasis on gender analysis and expertise in areas such
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Papers, Reports, and Articles
in economics teaching: Why and How
Working Papers: January 2010
Political Economy Research Institute at University of
Gómez Martínez, Osvaldo | King, Lawrence, Property
Rights Reform and Development: A Critique of the Cross-National
, #216, 1/22/2010.
Michl, Thomas R., Falling
into the Liquidity Trap: Notes on the Global Economic Crisis
Grabel, Ilene, Productive
Incoherence in an Uncertain World: Financial Governance, Policy Space
and Development after the Global Crisis
, #214, 1/8/2010
Coelho, Bruno | Gallagher, Kevin,Capital
Controls and 21st Century Financial Crises: Evidence from Colombia and
, #213, 1/8/2010.
Innovation and the Social Economy: Innovation Purely for “Living
We are pleased to inform you that the editorial for January from
the Research Network of Innovation « Social Innovation and the
Social Economy: Innovation Purely for “Living Better
Together”», is available here : http://rrien.univ-littoral.fr/?p=117
Responsable des relations avec les médias
Réseau de Recherche sur l’Innovation
Development Viewpoint #45
The Centre for Development Policy and Research is pleased to
announce the publication of Development Viewpoint #45, “Between
Suspicion and Celebration: The Role of Somali Money Transfers”.
The author, Anna Lindley
Department of Development Studies, SOAS, examines the complexity and
sophistication of the Somali money-transfer infrastructure, which is
likely to be the most developed in Africa. Based on her research, she
criticizes the ambivalent views of the international development
community, which have vacillated between condemnation of such transfers
as a conduit for ‘dirty money’ and celebration of them as a
critical source of ‘development capital’.
Click here to download the article: http://www.soas.ac.uk/cdpr/publications/dv/file56260.pdf
CDPR’s other thought-provoking, diversified Development
Viewpoints are available on http://www.soas.ac.uk/cdpr/publications/dv/
Heterodox Journals and Newsletters
American Journal of Economics and
Sociology Vol. 69, Issue 1: January 2010
Articles are available here : http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118501172/home
- Acknowledgments / Widdy S. Ho
- Introduction / Widdy S. Ho
- Laurence Steven Moss, 1944–2009 : A Biographical Sketch /
James C. W. Ahiakpor.
I. REMEMBRANCE AND APPRECIATION ROUNDTABLE
- Remembering Larry Moss / Bradley W. Bateman
- Cultivating Catallactics: Laurence Moss as Scholar and Mentor /
Peter J. Boettke
- Larry Moss: One of the Good Guys in Economics / David Colander
- Larry Moss: An Editorial Appreciation / Craufurd Goodwin
- Continuing a Conversation with Larry Moss / Samuel Hollander
- The Preaching Must Never Stop: Remembering Larry Moss / Roger
- Laurence Moss: A Remembrance / C. R. McCann, Jr.
- Larry Moss and the Struggle Against Racism by the Whately
Professors of Political Economy / Sandra J. Peart, David M. Levy
- The Case for Economic Reasoning in MBA Education Revisited /
- Working with Larry Moss and Marjorie Grice-Hutchinson /
Christopher K. Ryan
- Laurence S. Moss, 1944–2009 / Warren J. Samuels
- On Laurence Moss: Unafraid to Say the Emperor Has No Clothes /
- Laurence S. Moss as a Young Scholar / Karen I. Vaughn
II. ARGUING ECONOMICS: IN MEMORY OF LAURENCE MOSS
- Alfred Marshall and the Concept of Class / Patrik Aspers
- Richard Whately and the Gospel of Transparency / David Levy,
Sandra J. Peart
- Hermeneutics and the Heidegger = Schumpeter Theses / Yuichi
III. LAURENCE MOSS: MAGICIAN, LAWYER, PROFESSOR
- Larry and the Feds / David Allen
- Equal Access to Justice for All / Richard McMahon
- Laurence Moss as Exceptional Professor / Barbara Wong
IV. SELECTED WORKS OF LAURENCE MOSS
- Isaac Butt and the Early Development of the Marginal Utility
Theory of Imputation / Laurence S. Moss
- Mountifort Longfield's Supply-and-Demand Theory of Price and Its
Place in the Development of British Economic Theory / Laurence S. Moss
- Carl Menger's Theory of Exchange / Laurence S. Moss
- Film and the Transmission of Economic Knowledge: A Report*
/ Laurence S. Moss
- Optimal Jurisdictions and the Economic Theory of the State: Or,
Anarchy and One-World Government Are Only Corner Solutions / Laurence
- Hayek's Ricardo Effect: A Second Look / Laurence S. Moss, Karen
- Evolutionary Change and Marshall's Abandoned Second Volume / L.
- The Chicago Intellectual Property Rights Tradition and the
Reconciliation of Coase and Hayek / Laurence Moss
- Thomas Hobbes's Influence on David Hume: The Emergence of a
Public Choice Tradition / Laurence S. Moss
- Finding New Wine in Old Bottles: What Historians Must Do When
Leontief Coefficients Are No Longer the Designated Drivers of Economics
/ Laurence S. Moss
- Ricardian Economics: Reasoning About Counterintuitive Tendencies
When System Constraints Are Present / Laurence S. Moss
- Hobbes and the Early Uses of Economic Method1 / Laurence S. Moss
- The Seligman-Edgeworth Debate About the Analysis of Tax
Incidence: The Advent of Mathematical Economics, 1892–1910 /
Laurence S. Moss
- The Henry George Theorem and the Entrepreneurial Process:
Turning Henry George on his Head / Laurence S. Moss
- Playing Fast and Loose with the Facts About the Writings of
Malthus and the Classical School / Laurence S. Moss
- Price Theory and the Study of Deception in the Exchange Process
/ Laurence S. Moss
- Appendix I: Publications by Larry Moss
- Appendix II: Syllabus on Scams and Frauds in Business, Fall 2006
- Appendix III: Typical Day Sheet Prepared for Each Class
Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 24, Issue 1: January 2010
Journal website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/02692171.asp
- Regional service clusters and networks. Two approaches to
empirical identification and development: the case of logistics in the
German port city-states Hamburg and Bremen / Wolfram Elsner
- Was there a Marxian bias in Austrian manufacturing? Evidence on
the direction of technical change, 1978-1994 / Werner
- Financial intermediation and fragility: the role of the
periphery / Ramaa Vasudevan
- A computable general equilibrium analysis of the welfare effects
of trade liberalization under different market structures / Shiro
- Into thin air: using a quantile regression approach to explore
the relationship between R&D and innovation / Bernd Ebersberger,
Orietta Marsili, Toke Reichstein and Ammon Salter
- An analysis of East Asian currency area: Bayesian dynamic factor
model approach / Toan Nguyen
Review, Vol. 61: Jan/Feb 2010
Journal website: http://www.newleftreview.org/
- Susan Watkins: Shifting Sands
- Mike Davis: Who Will Build the Ark?
- Teri Reynolds: Dispatches from the Emergency Room
- Perry Anderson: Two Revolutions
- Tariq Ali: President of Cant
- Franco Moretti: The Grey Area
- Eric Hobsbawm: World Distempers
- Robin Blackburn: State of the Union
- Stuart Hall: Life and Times of the First New Left
- Anders Stephanson on Susan Buck-Morss, Hegel, Haiti and
- Gopal Balakrishnan on Reinhold Niebuhr, The Irony of
- Aaron Benanav on Jan Breman, The Poverty Regime in Village
Rethinking Marxism, Vol. 22, No. 1:
Journal website: www.rethinkingmarxism.org
- Rethinking Marxism: Legacies, Crossroads, New Directions / The
AN ART/ICULATIONS SYMPOSIUM:
- Kitsch as Kitsch Can, or Can't: An Introduction to a Symposium
on Kitsch, Class and Political Aesthetics / Jack Amariglio
- The Politics of Kitsch / Monica Kjellman-Chapin
- Stop Using Kitsch as a Weapon: Kitsch and Racism / Alexis L.
- Origins of Kitsch / Gary Tedman
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
- Agorachronotistics (Speculations on Market Time) / Paul Stephens
and Robert Hardwick Weston
- Marx's Theory of Time and the Present Historical Moment / Artemy
- Pamphlet Series No. 7 -- Transcripts from the Lothal
Roundtable/Bone+Muscle: Lothal, India / Pradeep Dalal
- Hegemonic Secularism, Dominant Communalism: Imagining Social
Transformation in India / Saroj Giri
- From Marx to Berlusconi: Lucio Colletti and the Struggle for
Scientific Marxism / Steve Redhead
- $urplus: Lacan, Spinoza by Kiarina Kordela (Albany, State
University of New York Press, 2007) / Sheila Kunkle
PhaenEx, Vol. 4, No.2: 2009
Journal website: http://www.phaenex.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/phaenex
Special issue on "Rethinking 1968"
Guest editor: Kevin W. Gray.
- Rethinking 1968 / KEVIN W. GRAY
- May 1968, Sartre and Sarkozy / JEAN-PIERRE BOULÉ
- Saving 1968: Thinking with Habermas against Habermas / KEVIN W.
- The May 1968 Archives: A Presentation of the Anti-Technocratic
Struggle in May 1968 / ANDREW FEENBERG
- May '68 and the One-Dimensional State / CHRIS REYNOLDS
- The Frankfurt School's Interest in Freud and the Impact of
Eros and Civilization on the Student Protest Movement in Germany:
A Brief History / PETER-ERWIN JANSEN
- Les événements de Mai as Theory and Practice
- Sartre's Pure Critical Theory / JOHN DUNCAN
revista de economía
crítica 8: December 2009
Articles are available at the journal website: http://revistaeconomiacritica.org
- Una nota sobre la nobel de economía Elinor Ostrom /
Federico Aguilera Klink
- El modelo sueco de cuidados a la infancia y sus consecuencias
sobre las mujeres / María José Martínez Herrero
- Consecuencias socio-laborales de los nuevos modelos de
organización de la producción flexibles. El caso de la
industria naval / Alejandro González Rodríguez
- El metabolismo social del País Vasco desde el
análisis de flujos materiales / Iñaki Arto
- La incertidumbre estructural en el problema de la
sostenibilidad. Una panorámica / Estrella Bernal Cuenca
- Sobre la viabilidad social, política, técnica y
económica de la renta básica de ciudadanía / Gorka
NOTAS SOBRE LA CRISIS
- Mujeres, tiempos, crisis: Combinaciones variadas / Mertxe
- Hacia un decrecimiento sostenible en las economías ricas
/ Joan Martinez Alier
- Una nota sobre crisis y mercado laboral español / Albert
- Ecuador frente a la crisis económica internacional. Un
reto de múltiples aristas / Alfredo Serrano y Alberto Acosta
- Democracia, participación y transformación social
/ Antxon Mendizábal
CLÁSICOS U OLVIDADOS
- En defensa de la economía institucional. / Karl William
- George A. Akerlof y Robert J. Shiller, Animal Spirits. How Human
Psychology Drives the Economy and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism,
Princenton University Press, 2009. / Jordi Roca Jusmet
- Joaquim Sempere y Enric Tello (Coordinadores), El final de la
era del petróleo barato, Icaria, Barcelona, 2007 / Jesús
- María Pazos (Directora), Economía e igualdad de
género: retos de la Hacienda Pública en el siglo XXI.
Colección Estudios de Hacienda Pública, Instituto de
Estudios Fiscales (IEF) 2008 / Yolanda Jubeto Ruiz
- Nacho Alvarez, Luis Buendía, Juan Pablo Mateo, Bibiana
Medialdea, Ricardo Molero, Miguel Montanyà, Mª José
Paz y Antonio Sanabria, Ajuste y salario. Las consecuencias del
neoliberalismo en América Latina y Estados Unidos. Fondo
- Cultura Económica, Madrid 2009 / Albert Recio Andreu
- Federico Aguilera y José Manuel Naredo (eds),
Economía; poder y megaproyectos. Teguise (Lanzarote):
Fundación César Manrique, 2009. / Xoán
Ramón Doldán García
- Frédéric Lordon, El porqué de las crisis
financieras y como evitarlas, CIP-Ecosocial y Los Libros de la
Catarata, Madrid, 2009 / José Miguel Rodríguez
In This Issue
+ Positive outlook for 2010 but challenges remain
+ European economic confidence grows
+ Does a double dip loom?
+ Will London continue to be an international finance centre?
+ Commercial property recovery
+ Savings rates rising
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This year, we once again have an exciting programme for you to enjoy
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The Minsky Archive is housed at the
Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, where Professor Hyman P.
Minsky worked as a distinguished scholar for the last six years of his
life (1990–96). The archive is now being made available to
scholars seeking a deeper understanding of the work of this influential
financial economist. The Minsky Archive link on the Levy website is the
portal to Minsky's papers, which comprise writings, correspondence,
notes, and ephemera. While none of the materials in the archive have
yet been digitized, the finding aid is detailed and makes searching the
archive easy. Visit the Minsky Archive homepage: http://www.bard.edu/library/archive/minsky/
January 2010 Report
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Economic growth special
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- Growth isn’t possible: nef reveals ecological limits to
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Global Cities At Work : New
Migrant Divisions of Labour
Jane Wills, Kavita Datta, Yara Evans, Joanna Herbert, Jon May, Cathy
McIlwaine. All at Queen Mary, University of London
Pluto Press, 31 Dec 2009. 256pp. ISBN:
This book is about the people who always get taken for granted. The
people who clean our offices, care for our elders and change the sheets
on the bed. Global Cities at Work draws on testimony from more than 800
foreign-born workers employed in low-paid jobs in London during the
first decade of the 21st century.
The authors break new ground in linking London's new migrant division
of labour to the twin processes of subcontracting and increased
international migration. The book calls us to prioritise the issue of
working poverty and examines its implications for both unemployment and
1 Deregulation, migration and the new world of work
2 Global city labour markets and London's new migrant division of labour
3 London's low paid foreign-born workers
4 Living and remaking London's ethnic and gender divisions
5 Tactics of survival amongst migrant workers in London
6 Relational lives: Migrants, London and the rest of the world
7 Remaking the city: Immigration and post-secular politics in London
8 Just geographies of (im)migration
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Energy Security and American Hegemony
by Doug Stokes and Sam Raphael
Johns Hopkins University Press. May
2010. 304 pp. $60.00. Hardback 9780801894961 | Paperback
This analysis of the United States and energy security examines the
close relationship between U.S. military supremacy in oil-rich regions
and America's maintenance of global power.
The term energy security generally evokes thoughts of American
intervention in the Middle East to protect U.S. interests in that
region's oil-rich fields. Doug Stokes and Sam Raphael move beyond that
narrow framework, considering as well U.S. actions in Latin America,
Central Asia, and Africa. Drawing on State and Defense Department
records as well as other primary sources and previous scholarship, they
show how U.S. foreign policy since World War II has sought to maintain
a global energy security regime that supports the nation's allies while
maintaining American hegemony.
Through their rigorous analysis, Stokes and Raphael explain how U.S.
intervention in energy-rich states insulates and stabilizes those
nations' transnationally oriented actors and political economies and
why American oil diversification strategy strengthens the country's
position against rivals in the global capitalist system. They argue
that counterinsurgency aid and other types of coercive U.S. statecraft
protect the recipient states from an array of potentially revolutionary
armed and unarmed internal social forces, thereby securing the energy
supplies of nations deemed strategically important to the United States
or its allies.
Clear and accessible, this cutting-edge contemporary policy analysis
will engage scholars of U.S. foreign policy and international relations
as well as policy makers grappling with the importance of energy
security in today's world.
Doug Stokes is a senior lecturer in
international politics at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is
the author of America's Other War: Terrorizing Colombia. Sam
Raphael is a lecturer in politics, human rights, and international
relations with the Kingston University's School of Social Sciences.
Tax Havens: How
Globalization Really Works
by Ronen Palan, Richard Murp hy, and
Cornell University Press. January
2010.ISBN: 978-0-8014-7612-9 | 280 pages | $24.95 paper
From the Cayman Islands and the Isle of Man to the Principality of
Liechtenstein and the state of Delaware, tax havens offer lower tax
rates, less stringent regulations and enforcement, and promises of
strict secrecy to individuals and corporations alike. In recent years
government regulators, hoping to remedy economic crisis by diverting
capital from hidden channels back into taxable view, have undertaken
sustained and serious efforts to force tax havens into compliance.
In Tax Havens, Ronen Palan, Richard Murphy, and Christian Chavagneux
provide an up-to-date evaluation of the role and function of tax havens
in the global financial system-their history, inner workings, impact,
extent, and enforcement. They make clear that while, individually, tax
havens may appear insignificant, together they have a major impact on
the global economy. Holding up to $13 trillion of personal wealth?the
equivalent of the annual U.S. Gross National Product?and serving as the
legal home of two million corporate entities and half of all
international lending banks, tax havens also skew the distribution of
globalization's costs and benefits to the detriment of developing
The first comprehensive account of these entities, this book challenges
much of the conventional wisdom about tax havens. The authors reveal
that, rather than operating at the margins of the world economy, tax
havens are integral to it. More than simple conduits for tax avoidance
and evasion, tax havens actually belong to the broad world of finance,
to the business of managing the monetary resources of individuals,
organizations, and countries. They have become among the most powerful
instruments of globalization, one of the principal causes of global
financial instability, and one of the large political issues of our
About the Author
Ronen Palan is Professor of International Political Economy at the
University of Birmingham. He is the author of The Offshore World:
Sovereign Markets, Virtual Places, and Nomad Millionaires, also from
Cornell. Richard Murphy is CEO of Tax Research, LLP, based in the UK.
He is a frequent adviser to the media, NGOs, and politicians, and
writes a blog at taxresearch.org.uk. Christian Chavagneux, based in
Paris, is deputy editor in chief of Alternatives Economiques and editor
of L'Economie politique.
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Coaster Economy : Financial Crisis, Great Recession, and the Public
Howard J. Sherman
M.E. Sharpe. December 15, 2009. 240 pages, Paper ISBN:
978-0-7656-2538-0 | Cloth ISBN-13: 978-0-7656-2537-3.
Preface and Acknowledgments
Part I. Problems of the Roller Coaster Economy
1. Boom, Bust, and Misery: The Curse of
2. History of the Roller Coaster
3. How Unstable is the American Economy?
Part II. Diagnosing the Roller Coaster
4. The Income Gap
5. The Consumption Gap
6. The Housing Crisis
7. Investment and Profit
8. The Credit Balloon and the Financial
9. Government Spending and Taxes
10. The Trade Gap: How Boom and Bust
Spread Around the Globe
Part III. Diagnosis and Cure of the Roller Coaster Economy
11. How Violent Profit Swings Cause the
12. The Public Option for Health and
Employment: How Democratization Can End the Busines Cycle
The Metaphysics of Capitalism
By Andrea Micocci, Professor of economics at University of Malta
Lexington Books. 280 pp. Cloth 0-7391-2837-X / 978-0-7391-2837-4
($75.00, December 2008) and Paper 0-7391-2838-8 / 978-0-7391-2838-1
($29.95, Feb 28, 2010).
ABOUT THE BOOK
The objective of this book is to construct an individually emancipatory
economic and political philosophy. This means a concrete-based,
man-centered, non-hypostatizing, anti-dialectical approach to the
apprehension of the material, i.e. nature in general. This constitutes
an emancipation from culture-based understandings of reality, and in
particular from the metaphysically biased type of culture represented
by capitalism. The proposed philosophical emancipation means individual
liberation from the logically flawed, massifying character of the
dominant mode of thought of capitalist times. From these bases, the
social sciences can also be reformulated. Micocci argues that
capitalism can be conceptualized as a limited and limiting socialized
mode of thought, an intellectuality whose dialectical features are
effectively identified by using the proxy of political economy, both
marxist and mainstream. Political economy in fact, being a most
representative instance of dialectical thinking, mirrors the
dialectical nature of capitalist economic and political relationships.
According to Micocci, nondialectical occurrences in capitalism are
simply excluded from normal social, economic, and intellectual
activities, which are performed in a metaphysical, intellectually
isolated environment. In capitalism, therefore, the materials, the
concrete, i.e. nature itself, is not considered as a whole but only as
occasional instances. Micocci describes capitalism, in sum, as an
intellectually constructed culture (a metaphysics) which preserves
itself, and props itself up, by means of its iterative (market-like)
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The New Old World
By Perry Anderson
ISBN 978 1 84467 312 4 / Hardcover $39.95, £24.99
“One of the best political, historical and literary essayists of
the age.” —Times Literary Supplement
The New Old World, the first new book from renowned historian and
intellectual Perry Anderson since Spectrum (2006), is a magisterial
analysis of Europe’s development since the end of the Cold
War—a long-awaited study matching the scope and ambition of his
acclaimed two volume history of Europe: Passages from Antiquity to
Feudalism and Lineages of the Absolutist State.
In this major work of modern history and political analysis, Anderson
presents an iconoclastic portrait of a continent now being increasingly
hailed as a moral and political exemplar for the world at large. To
move beyond the myth of Europe as a model of perfection for the rest of
the world, he argues, it is necessary to discard a number of illusions,
such as the belief that Europe embodies a higher set of values than the
United States, and plays a more inspiring role in the world.
Surveying the post-Cold War trajectory of European power and the
halting progress towards social and economic integration, Anderson
draws out the connections between the European Union’s eastward
expansion (Turkey will soon overtake Germany to become the largest
member of the Union), a foreign policy largely subservient to
America’s, and the popular rejection of the European Constitution.
As a neoliberal economic project, pushed forward by a succession of
centrist governments, the European Union cannot afford to allow its
peoples a free choice that might dash elite schemes of a post-national
democracy. Anderson explores Hayek’s suggestion that protecting a
market economy might require exactly this kind of inter-state
structure, out of reach of popular opposition.
With landmark chapters on France, Germany, Italy and Turkey (the
omission of Britain is plainly acknowledged: its ‘history since
the fall of Thatcher has been of little moment’) and a
wide-ranging survey of current theories of the Union, The New Old World
will become an invaluable reference—a study focused on the period
of neo-liberal ascendency published at a moment of major crisis for
that very neo-liberal
Perry Anderson is one of the most important and influential
intellectuals of our time. He is the author of Spectrum, Lineages of
the Absolutist State, Considerations on Western Marxism, Arguments in
English Marxism, In the Tracks of Historical Materialism, A Zone of
Engagement and The Origins of Postmodernity. He teaches history at
UCLA, and serves on the editorial board of New Left Review.
Totalitarian Capitalism and
by George Liodakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Ashgate. January 2010. 248 pages, Hardback. 978-0-7546-7557-0 |
978-0-7546-9902-6 (eBook), £55.00 (Online: £49.50).
Publisher website: http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&pageSubject=321&title_id=9338&edition_id=11768&lang=cy-GB
Anchored in contemporary debates on capitalism and political economy,
this study reconsiders the major trends which are currently shaping a
new stage of capitalism. With chapters examining globalization, the
role of technology and environmental degradation, George Liodakis
constructs a politico-economic approach on contemporary capitalism from
within a classical Marxist framework of political economy.
The volume provides a fitting balance between theory and empirical
evidence and significantly enriches the existing scholarship on
contemporary capitalism and the potential for social change. This is an
important contribution to those interested in international political
economy, in particular with developing a new political strategy for
going beyond capitalism: a 'reinvention' of a communist perspective.
Preface; Introduction; Accumulation of capital and uneven development;
Historical periodization and the current restructuring of capitalism;
The basic trends and characteristics of the emerging totalitarian
capitalism; The role of the state in historical perspective; The role
of technology in the reproduction and/ or supersession of capitalism;
Environmental implications of capitalism and the preconditions of
reconciliation with nature; Moving beyond totalitarian capitalism: the
prospects of Communism today; Political guidelines for a society of
associated producers; Transnational prospects of social emancipation;
In place of an epilogue; References; Index
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mediazione che sparisce. La società civile in Hegel
The Vanishing Mediation. Hegel’s Civil Society
by Giorgio Cesarale
Carocci, Roma. 2009. ISBN 978-88-430-5134-2. pp. 437, € 45, 50.
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The objective which Hegel set for himself when he conceptually
elaborated civil society was to think capitalism, the administration of
justice and the administrative State as governed by the logical
categories of “reflection”. The universality immanent to
the market and law posits the operations of individuality in the
same way that the self-related negativity of essence is translated into
the field of particular determinacies. However, the aim of fitting the
entire content of civil society into this logical frame is only
partially successful since not all the problems of modern capitalism
(poverty, economic crisis, etc.) find adequate expression in this
conceptual framework and not all the resources of the Hegelian
Logic are mobilized in order to give the categorial order of civil
society more consistency (as in the case of the passage from the
corporation to the State). The result is that between universality and
particularity, as well as between logic and “real” content,
the hiatus remains profound. The mediation breaks off and does not
“vanish” into the concrete totality that should form its
base. The passage to the State, which demands the achievement of a
perfect homogeneity between universality and particularity as well as
between logic and “real” contents”, is, therefore,
hidden in uncertainty.
Giorgio Cesarale is Research Fellow at the Faculty of Philosophy of the
University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He worked at the
Hegel-Archiv of the Ruhr-Universität of Bochum and has been
visiting scholar at the Boston College.
by Stefano Petrucciani
Carocci, Rome 2009. ISBN 8843051059. pp. 248, € 16,50
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Table of Contents
1. The training of a young Hegelian
The first steps as a student
From the liberal struggles to social questions
The critique of the Hegelian theory of the State
2. The critique of political liberalism
The question of critique and the appearance of
The limits of the liberal conception of the rights
of man and the citizen
A first conclusion
3. The discovery of political economy
Reformism and communism
Once again a confrontation with Hegel
The Holy Family
4. A new conception of history
The limits of ancient materialism
Towards the science of history
Stirner, communism and individualism
Final remarks about the theory of historical
5. Times of revolution: Marx and 1848
The polemic against Proudhon and Ricardo’s
theory of value
The Communist Manifesto
1848 in Germany
Exile in London: time to take stock
6. The critique of political economy
Marx the journalist
Towards political economy: the Grundrisse
The main concepts of the critique: commodity and
value, money and capital, labour-power and surplus-value
Value and exploitation: two theories and many
The broad tendencies of the capitalist economy
7. The International, the Commune, Social Democracy
The foundation of the First International
The French-Prussian war and the Paris Commune
The birth of Social Democracy
Stefano Petrucciani teaches Political Philosophy at the Faculty of
Philosophy of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Among
his works: Marx al tramonto del secolo (Manifestolibri, 1995),
Introduzione a Habermas (Laterza, 2000), Modelli di filosofia politica
(Einaudi, 2003), Introduzione a Adorno (Laterza, 2007).
The Heart of Socialism
A video book by Sidney Gluck
This book has been developed on two DVDs, four chapters on each (total
eight half-hours) covering the following subject:
1. Humanism: The Heart of Socialism
2. Marx and Humanism
3. Economics and Changes in the Development of Capitalism
4. Socialism in the 20th and 21st Centuries
5. Marx’s Contribution to Humanism
6. Practical Marxism in the 21st Century
7. Hu Jintao and the De-Stalinization of Marxism
8. Hu Jintao – 21st Century Marxism
"We now have the two DVDs with the eight chapters ready for
distribution. We are willing to send them to you at our cost of $15
plus the postage. Since we wish to create an opportunity for recipients
to spread the word and we're quite willing to send more tapes to anyone
in your organization and among your personal friends and any increment
over the cost that you think is reasonable to be contributed to the
work of URPE. We do hope to receive a note from you with your snail
mail address and we shall follow through. (You will note this point in
our letter of the 27th.)" (S. J. Gluck, Jan. 30, 2010)
If you are interested in this video-book, please contact Sydney Gluck
in Rich Countries: The Feminization of Poverty Over the Life Course
Edited by Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg
Oxford University Press. 352 pages. ISBN13: 978-0-19-531430-4 ISBN10:
The first book to study women's poverty over the life course, this
wide-ranging collection focuses on the economic condition of single
mothers and single elderly women--while also considering partnered
women and immigrants--in eight wealthy but diverse countries: Canada,
France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the
In a rich analysis of labor market and social welfare sectors, Gertrude
Schaffner Goldberg and a team of outstanding international contributors
conclude that both living-wage employment and government provision of
adequate benefits and services are necessary if lone women are to
achieve a socially acceptable living standard. Taken together, the
chapters extend a feminist critique of welfare state theories and chart
nations' disparate progress against poverty -- probing, for instance,
how Sweden emerged a leader in the prevention of women's poverty while
the United States continues to lag.
By identifying the social and economic policies that enable women to
live independently, Poor Women in Rich Countries provides nothing less
than a blueprint for abolishing women's poverty.
Features The first analysis of women's poverty over the
* Extends feminist critiques of welfare state
* Compares labor market forces and government
policies across eight countries
* Covers single mothers, elderly women, and
* Predicts the future of feminized poverty in light
of the study's findings
For more information or to order, visit the publisher website: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/SocialWork/?view=usa&ci=9780195314304
The New Economics Series, Zed Books
Call for Proposals:
Concept : Economics is changing fast. Recently, a lot of exciting
research in heterodox traditions has developed to sheds light on some
of the world’s most pressing problems – not least the
ongoing global financial crisis – challenging old ways of doing
things and making economics more human and more real.
Zed Books is an independent academic publisher with a reputation for
cutting-edge international publishing. Our innovative new series,
entitled The New Economics, intends to show how economics can be used
in new and creative ways, to solve problems and make things better, not
just entrench the way things are. With the intention of
addressing topics as diverse as climate change, inequality, gender,
global institutions and development, these books will present new ways
of looking at pressing issues.
Short and accessible, the books endeavour to bring a fresh, unorthodox
approach to controversial subjects. Their aim is to make economic
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Heterodox Book Reviews
A History of the Federal
Reserve, Vol. II, 1951-85
Allan H. Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve: Vol. II,
1951-85. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. xii +
1424 pp. $150 (two books, hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-226-52001-8 and
Reviewed for EH.NET by John Wood, Department of Economics, Wake Forest
University. See the review here : http://eh.net/bookreviews/library/1473
and Macroeconomics after 70 Years
L. Randall Wray and Mathew Forstater, editors, Keynes and
Macroeconomics after 70 Years: Critical Assessments of The General
Theory. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2008. xxvi + 325 pp. $150
(cloth), ISBN: 978-1-84720-581-0.
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French Association of Political
Launch Meeting Report
By Bruno Tinel, secretary of the FAPE. 2010-01-21
Many people, more than 120, were present in Paris last December 17th
for the launch meeting of the French Association of Political Economy
-FAPE- (Association Française d'Economie Politique, AFEP). This
meeting attracted a lot of colleagues from almost all tendencies in the
profession, not only many heterodox schools like post-keynesians,
regulationists, conventionalists, institutionalists, Marxists and
Austrians were represented but some mainstream colleagues from
different tendencies were also there.
Indeed, despite the economic crisis nothing has
changed in the professional life: the courses are still centred on the
somewhat autistic mainstream curriculum and the promotion rules are
becoming more and more rigid. Promotion and recruitment are based on a
narrow evaluation of publications: academic journals are ranked on a
non linear scale with, roughly, the American neoclassical so-called
"top five" journals on the top and, at the bottom, the heterodox and/or
non-English-speaking publications. The material and symbolic rewards
are thus concentrated on an ever more limited group. Whatever the
social process by which a self-proclaimed "elite" has been able to
become judge and jury and to cumulate so much money and control in a
professional community where relative equality and collegiality were
prevailing until recently, it is a fact that more and more colleagues
are becoming conscious of and disagree with this monopoly of a coterie
on a whole profession.
Headed by André Orléan, the FAPE
intends to be a collective entity devoted to the promotion of
pluralism. Indeed, intellectually open-minded and contradictory debates
in the profession are necessary for collective thinking. "Over the last
few years, economic reflection has progressively shut itself down
around dogmatic propositions and methods. We believe that the absolute
hegemony of the neoclassical approach over the research and teaching
institutions in our country is an obstacle that has to be fought
because it leads to a dangerous impoverishment of the economic
discourse, as illustrated by the current economic crisis" said
André Orléan. "The blindness of [neoclassical]
economists, he adds, has been brought to light by the crisis. Their
inability not only to anticipate the crisis but also simply to consider
it as plausible is for us the direct consequence of this hegemony. Such
a failure shows how much our community is going badly. (...) It is
obvious that we will not avoid a reflection on the role of our
discipline. (...) Pluralism is a way for the community of the
economists to think about its social role. It is a mechanism that
renders visible the vested interests which try to manipulate it. The
FAPE will promote pluralism towards three directions: pluralism of
intellectual approaches, pluralism of viewpoints and pluralism of
disciplines. (...) The aim of the FAPE is to bear upon the
institutional evolutions of both economic research and teaching towards
pluralism. To do so, it has to be a credible actor by representing and
federating the main trends of thought in the community of economists."
A first symposium will be held in Lille in December
2010, meanwhile six working groups are starting to prepare alternative
propositions on different themes such as: teaching, careers,
evaluation, journal ranking, etc. FAPE members are also looking forward
to developing links with other political economy associations around
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is looking for oppotunities in Norwegian PhD programs. He is also
interested in getting in touch with Norwegian scholars who are
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For Your Information
The Spanish Universities Act
During the last years, any Economics Department at any spanish
University willing to hire an heterodox economist, used to turned its
gaze abroad (specifically to Latin American countries, due to
linguistic reasons), because the running of spanish academic system,
specially in the Economics field -and in many other social sciences-,
had became in the virtually disappearance of heterodox economists
(particularly, junior heterodox economists are an “endangered
species” in Spain). But from 2007 to now the recruitment of any
non-spanish heterodox economist (and of any spanish or non-spanish
mainstream economist also, but this is not my concern) is more complex,
due to the compulsory requirement of a positive assessment of her
activity (Acreditacion or Habilitacion, in spanish) by ANECA. So, I
think following information could be of interest for those heterodox
economists interested in attending in the future any job posting in
"The Spanish Universities Act (REAL DECRETO 1312/2007, de 5 de octubre,
por el que se establece la acreditación nacional para el acceso
a los cuerpos docentes universitarios) requires that, for the
recruitment by public or private universities of Teaching Assistants,
non-PhD Lecturers, PhD Lecturers, Associate Professors and Full
Professors, preliminary positive assessment of their activity by the
National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain
(ANECA) or the external assessment body established under the law of
the Autonomous Community is necessary.
At this moment, concerning university professor’s recruitment, a
previous positive evaluation conducted by ANECA, or the competent
regional quality assurance agency, is a compulsory requirement prior to
recruitment. ANECA has responsibility for and authority over all
Spanish higher education institutions. These evaluations are free of
charge and compulsory before contracting teaching or researching
staff." (Source: www.aneca.es)
So, any non-spanish heterodox economist willing to be hired by any
spanish University in the future needs to hold an Habilitacion or
Acreditacion Card giving by ANECA´s Academia Program (and please
note that the whole process takes about 6 months).
Further information about procedure, scope of action and legal
framework: http://www.aneca.es. Site: Programa
Dr. Jorge GARCIA-ARIAS
Associate Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
University of Leon
Campus de Vegazana
24071 Leon. Spain
phone: (00 34) 987 291 745
fax: (00 34) 987 291 746
TRUE (Teaching Resources in UG
Economics) - Teaching heterodox economics
I am writing to invite you to contribute to the hefce-funded TRUE
project. TRUE aims to make teaching resources - syllabi, reading
lists, problem sets, assessments, etc - freely available online.
The relevant pages on the Economics Network web site are in the form of
a wiki. Teachers who express interest will receive a login and
can edit the pages - in particular, by uploading their teaching
resources, or they can simply email me the files they want uploaded.
For heterodox economists of all kinds this is a great opportunity to
show what we are doing in the classroom, to influence future
generations of teachers, to inform students (thus allowing them to
demand something different of their teachers), and to gain feedback on
our teaching resources from our colleagues.
Please have a look at the heterodox economics TRUE page at http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/heterodox.
You can then either (a) email me (email@example.com) to
request a login, which will enable you to start making changes, or (b)
email the files you want uploaded and I will do it willingly. You
can also make comments at the bottom of each page, and you can make
contributions to the 13 other wikis, on development, econometrics,
environmental economics, etc - please see the list of links at http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/projects/oer.
Please note that where the course is taught does not matter - it does
not have to be in the UK. Contributions must be in English,
however. Material which is not yet actually taught but
constitutes a suggested syllabus, etc, is fine, as long as that is made
clear. Despite the title, materials relating to MSc-level courses
are also welcome.
I hope you will want to take advantage of this opportunity and I look
forward to hearing from you.
All the best
Dr Andy Denis
Director of Undergraduate Studies
City University London
London EC1V 0HB
+44 (0)20 7040 0257
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