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Heterodox Economics Newsletter
Issue 106 | October 18, 2010
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From the Editors
It's that time of year for job announcements, so spread the word to prospective heterodox candidates.  In our "job postings for heterodox economists" section we've listed some dozen academic jobs and several public/private sector jobs.  Obviously H.E.N is only one of several sources for heterodox jobs, so heterodox economists should also peruse the American Economics Association's JOE (Job Openings for Economists), and The Chronicle of Higher Education, where there are often economics positions listed that are cross-disciplinary and more open to heterodox approaches. 
Speaking of the Chronicle, in our section "Heterodox Economists in the Media" we have a link to the article Larry Summers and the Subversion of Economics by Charles Ferguson, the director of Inside Job, a documentary on the financial crisis. The article discusses the conflicts of interest that Ferguson finds among (mainstream) economists who move in and out of academia and public office, and often receive significant fees from Wall Street for providing various "services," not unlike a certain class of street workers.  While I (TS) have not seen the documentary yet, I have seen a clip of an interview with Frederic Mishkin, who received a payment by the Iceland Chamber of Commerce to write and present a report extolling the virtues of Iceland's investment climate, written about a year or so before the collapse.  You can watch Mishkin sweat here.
Also in the past week, author of The Black Swan Nassim Taleb suggested, in an article on Bloomberg.com, that investors should sue the Swedish Central Bank for giving the Nobel Prize to economists whose theories brought down the financial system. May the attacks against the mainstream continue...

In solidarity,


Tae-Hee Jo and Ted Schmidt, Editors


Email: heterodoxnews@gmail.com

Website: http://heterodoxnews.com

Table of Contents
Call for Papers
Association for Institutional Thought 2011 Conference
AFIT: Sixth Annual Student Scholars Award Competition
ASE at the Western Economic Association 2011 Conference
Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment
The fifth “Dijon” Post-Keynesian Conference
Historical Materialism Special Issue: Middle East
History of Economics Society 2011 Meeting
19th International Input-Output Conference
International NGO Journal
Re-inventing the Lefts in Latin America: Critical Perspectives from Below
Society for the Advancement of Socioeconomics: Development in Crisis
The Spirit of Capital: The Tenth Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference
Urban Anthropology: Urban Informal Economy
Call for Participants
APORDE (African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics) 2011
Cambridge Realist Workshop
Crisis of Labor, Crisis of Capital: A Global View from the End of the American Century
Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis
Economic Policy: In Search of an Alternative Paradigm
Free course on Marx's Capital at Middlesex Philosophy Department
Global Development Course (London)
SOAS: The Globalisation Lectures 2010-2011
Interdisciplinary Seminars: Human Rights, Markets and Governance Challenges
Post-Keynesian Analyses and Modelling Task Group
Post Keynesian Economics Study Group: Cambridge Keynes Seminar
St Catharine's Political Economy Seminar Series
UMASS-New School Economics Graduate Student Workshop
Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
California State University-Fresno, US
Connecticutt College, US
Finance Watch, Brussels
Keene State College, US
Lewis and Clark College, US
New Mexico State University, US
Open University, UK
Portland State University, US
United Steel Workers, Toronto, Canada
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, US
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, US
University of Massachusetts-Boston, US
Conference Papers, Reports, and Articles
The Economic Consequences of Mr Osborne
Globalization, Value Theory, and Crisis (video)
Heterodox Journals
American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 69(4): Oct. 2010
Challenge, 53(5): Sept.-Oct. 2010
Journal of Economic Issues, 44(3): Sept. 2010
Marxism 21: 2010
Metroeconomica, 61(4): Nov. 2010
Mother Pelican, 6(10): Oct. 2010
Science & Society, 7(3): July 2010
Heterodox Newsletters
Global Labor Column
IDEAs: September 2010
Levy News: September 2010
nef e-letter: October 2010
PERI in Focus: Fall 2010
Heterodox Books and Book Series
Biofuels and the Globalization of Risk
Contemporary Capitalism and Its Crises: Social Structure of Accumulation Theory for the 21st Century
Culture Industry Today
The Dragon in the Room: China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization
Economic Theory and Social Change: Problems and revisions
Essays in Heterodox Economics
Heterodox Economic Perspectives on Contemporary Issues
Imperialist Canada
Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed
New Book Series: Contemporary Anarchist Studies
Books from the Merlin Press
Heterodox Economics in the Media
Britain’s Austerity Apostles Duck the Debate
U.K. Bust Needs Big Spender by Pettifor and Chick
Larry Summers and the Subversion of Economics
Queries from Heterodox Economists
Post Keynesian economics and social justice
For Your Information
Committee on Transforming Finance
IIPPE In Brief, Issue 5: Call for Contributions

Call for Papers

Association for Institutional Thought 2011 Conference

Salt Lake City, Utah | April 13-16, 2011
Theme for the 2011 Conference: Institutionalism and Building Heterodox Economics
Institutional economics starts from the view that the social provisioning process is an instituted process and that institutions along with organizations such as the business enterprise, cartels, trade unions, and governmental bodies are basic units of economic analysis. The Association for Institutional Thought provides an excellent platform for the delivery of papers concerned with theoretic and applied issues in a broad range of areas, including but not limited to macro and monetary economics, microeconomics, political economy, labor, regulatory and environmental economics, economies in transition, history of thought, institutional selection and evolutionary theory, healthcare, trade and globalization, poverty and inequality, and the economics of sports. The Association invites contributions that employ heterodox theory and models or techniques of investigation and analysis. AFIT sessions are well-attended, and presenters can expect to receive valuable comments on their work. Proposals for complete panels (including discussant(s)) are welcome.
The theme for the 2011 AFIT conference is: Institutionalism and Building Heterodox Economics. Institutional economics is an important contributor to the building of heterodox economics. The 2011 theme recognizes this contribution and wants to further it. Therefore, the conference organizer is interested in papers and sessions that address theoretical issues that engage both institutional economics and other approaches in heterodox economics—such as, for example, institutional contributions to heterodox production and cost theory or institutionalist view of resources as becoming and the Georgist view of land as a factor of production. The organizer is also interested in papers and sessions that historically and theoretically examine important institutional-heterodox concepts—circular production, cumulative causation, social embeddedness, and the definition of economics as the science of the social provisioning process. Finally, the organizer recognizes that there are many topics of interest to institutional-heterodox economists that are not connected to the conference theme: papers on those topics are welcome as well.
Proposals for complete sessions are encouraged—see the submission format below. If you are proposing a complete session, please arrange to have discussants for your papers and a moderator for your session.
AFIT encourages proposals from graduate students, and it is anticipated that at least one and possibly more panels of graduate student papers will be included in the program this year. In addition, AFIT will continue to sponsor prizes for outstanding student papers. A formal announcement of this year’s competition is attached.
AFIT will continue the tradition of having one or more sessions that explores ideas, experiences, and materials to advance economic education from institutional and other heterodox perspectives. Participants in these roundtables are encouraged to submit their materials to the conference organizer for posting on the AFIT web site. AFIT is also receptive to proposals for panels to review and discuss books recently published by AFIT members.
Individuals whose papers are accepted may also be expected to serve as a discussant for a different paper at the meetings. If you list the areas you prefer to discuss, all attempts will be made to match your preferences.
Proposal Format: Paper
Proposal Format: Session
Anyone interested in attending the AFIT Conference or in finding out more about the organization may visit the AFIT web site at http://www.associationforinstitutionalthought.org/. Conference registration information can be found at the WSSA web site http://wssa.asu.edu.
For accommodations reservations call 1-800.HILTONS, and ask for the WSSA rate of $149.00.
You must be a member of AFIT to present a paper at the conference—there are not exceptions. Annual dues are $25. Contact Mary Wrenn, Secretary-Treasurer of AFIT, (MaryWrenn@weber.edu).
All participants are required to register for the WSSA-AFIT conference prior to March 1, 2011. This means everybody: professors, graduate students, undergraduate students—there are no exceptions.
All proposals must be sent to the conference organizer by December 1, 2010. Send proposals by E-mail with the subject line AFIT 2010 Proposal Last name and file attachment in Microsoft Word or RTF format to the conference organizer and Vice President of AFIT:

Fred Lee

Department of Economics
University of Missouri-Kansas City
 Download AFIT 2011 Call for Papers.

AFIT: Sixth Annual Student Scholars Award Competition

The Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) proudly announces the Sixth Annual AFIT Student Scholars Award Competition. The aim of AFIT is to encourage undergraduate and graduate students in Economics and Political Economy to pursue research in topics within the Institutional Economics framework.

Between three and five winning papers will be selected. Winners are expected to present their research during a special session at the Annual Meetings of AFIT, held during the Western Social Science Association’s 53rd Annual Conference at the Hilton Salt Lake Center, Salt Lake City, April 13-16, 2011.
Winners will each receive:

Winning papers must be presented at a special AFIT session in order to be eligible for the prize. Prizes will be presented during the AFIT Presidential Address Dinner.

Application Procedures and Deadlines:
Papers must be between 15-25 pages in length, including references and appendices. They should be submitted electronically (preferably in Word format) by December 15, 2010 to:

Christopher Brown
Department of Economics and Finance
Arkansas State University
P.O. Box 729
State University, AR 72467-0729
Phone: (870) 972-3737
email: crbrown@astate.edu

Winners will be notified by 1/15/11.
For more information about AFIT, visit our website at site at www.associationforinstitutionalthought.org/
Download AFIT Call for Student Papers.

ASE at the Western Economic Association 2011 Conference

San Diego, California | June 29-July 3, 2011
The Western Economics Association International has announced information regarding its 86th annual conference to be held June 29-July 3, 2011 in San Diego California. ASE is pleased to announce that several sessions have been set aside for participation by our organization. Interested parties may send an abstract of proposed papers, along with name, affiliation, mailing address, and email address to: John F. Henry, University of Missouri-Kansas City; henryjf@umkc.edu. Proposals of complete panels are welcome. As well, please let me know if you are willing to serve as a discussant on and/or chair of a panel.
Please note: Proposals must be received by December 1, so I have time to organize the panels and forward the information to Joyce Rosendahl, WEAI conference coordinator. No proposals will be accepted after that date. Conference fees are $195 for WEAI members and $265 for non-members. ASE participants must register through the normal WEAI registration process.
For specific information on the conference, please contact Ms. Rosendahl at: sessions@weai.org

Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment

Economia delle Fonti di Energia e dell’Ambiente-EFEA
Call for Abstracts and Papers for the Special Issue on “Transport Economics and the Environment”
Guest Editor: Gerardo Marletto, DEIR/CRENoS – University of Sassari
“Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment” (EFEA) is a multidisciplinary journal
published by the University of Milan “Luigi Bocconi”. The aim of this Special Issue is to take stock and go beyond results achieved by transport economics on environmental issues. Both theoretical and applied papers are encouraged.
Abstracts and papers should be submitted as e-mail attachments to Gerardo Marletto at:
marletto@uniss.it (“EFEA Special Issue” in the subject line)
Please conform to the guidelines for submission to EFEA. All text must be in English.
(see portale.unibocconi.it/wps/wcm/connect/Centro_IEFEen/Home/Publications/EFEA/)
Submission of abstracts (length: 400-600 words): December 15th, 2010
Notification of acceptance: January 15th, 2011
Submission of papers (first version; length: 8.000-10.000 words): June 30th, 2011
Notification of referees’ comments: September 30th, 2011
Submission of papers (final version): November 30th, 2011(“EFEA Special Issue” in the subject line)

The Fifth “Dijon” Post-Keynesian Conference

13-14th of May 2011 | Université de Bourgogne, Roskilde and Aalborg University
On the 75th year anniversary of The General Theory, this year’s conference themes are:
1. The (Macro) economic Consequences of:
• European Monetary System
• European banks and financial institutions
• European labor markets: unemployment, employment and income distribution
• European fiscal policies: Employment, income distribution and budget deficits
• European Environment and economic growth
2. The General Theory after 75 years:
• Keynes’ methodology
• Keynes’s macroeconomic theory as different from mainstream economics in all areas of relevance
3. Teaching Keynes’s macroeconomics:
• How to teach Keynes’s macroeconomics?
• What to do when textbooks are lacking?

Proposals for a full session and/or for individual papers within these topics are especially welcome.
They could either have a mainly political perspective related to the actual crises in Europe or they
might focus on theoretical dimension, how to make a macroeconomic analysis in the spirit of the
General Theory. Within the latter category we think that a special session commemorating the
original contributions by the late Wynne Godley would be timely.
Submission should be send to professor Jesper Jespersen jesperj@ruc.dk not later than 1st February 2011.

The organizing committee consists of:
Jesper Jespersen, Roskilde Universitet
Mogens Ove Madsen, Aalborg Universitet
Louis-Philippe Rochon, Laurentian University
Claude Gnos, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon

For more information on the conference visit: www.ruc.dk/kienet

Historical Materialism Special Issue: Middle East

Extended Call for Papers

Historical Materialism has extended the deadline for proposal submissions to its special issue on the Middle East, conceived broadly to include: the Arab world from the Atlantic to the Gulf, Israel/Palestine, Iran and Turkey. The new deadline for abstracts is the 10th of November 2010.

HM is a Marxist journal, appearing four times a year, based in London. HM asserts that, notwithstanding the variety of its practical and theoretical articulations, Marxism constitutes the most fertile conceptual framework for analysing social phenomena with an eye to their overhaul. In its selection of materials, HM does not favour any one tendency, tradition or variant of Marxism.

In the contemporary period, the Middle East remains a key flashpoint of global politics, rent by occupation, imperialism and the fallout of global economic crisis. In this context the insights of Marxism, in all its variations, could provide a much-needed corrective to the ahistorical and elite-focused theorizing that typifies analysis of the Middle East. Aiming to publish such analysis, the HM special issue will unite a range of innovative Marxist work on the Middle East across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, to reflect critically on the region’s social, political and economic development. Having received a number of excellent submissions already, contributions are invited on topics such as the following:

Potential contributors are invited to submit a short abstract (max. 200 words) outlining the key arguments of their prospective paper to Jamie Allinson, Sebastian Budgen and Adam Hanieh at historicalmaterialism@soas.ac.uk by November 10, 2010. Final papers (max. 12,000 words length) will be expected to be submitted by 1 May 2011 and the journal will be published in early 2012.

History of Economics Society 2011 Meeting

June 17-20, 2011 | University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana.

Please join us, and add your voice to the historical contemplation of economic thought and action by submitting a paper or proposing a session. To propose a paper: Please send a title, paper abstract (not longer than 200 words), and the name of at least one other scholar whom you have contacted to propose as discussant before February 7, 2011.

To propose a session: For each paper, send a title, abstract, and append a list of two other scholars you have contacted to put together a focused session, either as presenters or discussants, send them to hesconf@nd.edu by the deadline of February 7, 2011. Papers subsequently chosen will need to be submitted to our office by April 11 in order to be made available on the conference website.

The Conference will host a number of special plenary sessions: currently, there are plans to convene a plenary on the use of history to discuss the role of economists in the Great Recession; and special sessions on economists and the state, the Cold War and the social sciences, and the production of economic knowledge outside academia. Sessions which incorporate journalists, professional historians, science studies scholars, perspectives from outside the United States, and members of other disciplines are especially welcome. Suggestions for other special sessions are also welcome.

The HES also provides special support for a limited number of Young Scholars [YS] to present papers at the conference, by providing free registration, banquet ticket and a year’s membership in the Society. If you wish to have your paper considered for the YS program, please provide details as to the date of your last degree along with your abstract, and indicate you wish to be considered for the YS Proposal. A Young Scholar must currently be a PhD candidate, or have been awarded the PhD in the 2 years preceding the conference. The deadline for application is February 7, 2011.

Information on transportation, accommodations, and area attractions is also available at http://hes2011.nd.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 at hesconf@nd.edu or Conference Secretary Tori Davies at davies.7@nd.edu.

19th International Input-Output Conference

Alexandria, VA, USA | 13th – 17th June, 2011 | Website
Goal of the conference
The goal of the conference is to promote and stimulate the worldwide exchange of ideas among economists between them and government officials, policy makers, engineers, national accountants and managers with interests in input-output analysis and related methods.
Mode of Participation
Planned/Organized Sessions
At past International Input-Output Conferences, pre-planned sessions organized by attendees have been most successful in terms of the number of attendance and participant interaction. For this reason, we strongly encourage proposals for sets of thematic sessions. In proposing such sessions or sets of sessions, as soon as is possible please send the Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee an e-mail including the name(s) of the organiser(s), an abstract describing the theme/objectives for the session(s), names and institutional affiliations of the session chair(s) and presenters as well as an abstract for each paper to be included in the session. Prior to the conference authors will be asked to submit a completed electronic version of their
papers to secure a spot on the final programme.
Individual submissions
The majority of papers at International I-O Conferences tend to be submitted this way. We ask that author(s) submit their names, institutional affiliation(s), the paper title and an abstract of the presentation (of 250 words or less) and select a topic from the list provided. Abstracts are reviewed by members of the scientific committee before they can be accepted for inclusion in the conference programme. At a later date—a month or so prior to the conference start—authors must submit a completed electronic version of the paper to secure a spot on the final programme. An author is permitted to present a maximum of two papers at the conference but can of course be a co-author of a number of submitted papers.present a maximum of two papers at the conference but can of course be a co-author of a number of submitted papers.
Deadline for abstracts
Please submit abstracts for papers before December 31, 2010 through the new online abstract submission system COPASS: http://copass.iioa.org. Please, fill in the requested data (title, abstract, names of all authors, e-mail address, preferred day of presentation, etc.) and select an appropriate topic for the abstract. The length of the abstract should not exceed the maximum allowed by the system.

Travel Grants
The IIOA has limited funds to encourage young experts from non-OECD member countriesyoung experts from non-OECD member countries to attend the conference. As many as ten awards in amounts of up to US $2,500 each are available. Applicants must be IIOA members born after 1970. They must also present an 2 unpublished paper and have not previously received travel grants in any of the three previous International I-O Conferences. The Travel Grant Committee of the IIOA will verify applicant qualifications and bestow the award to those qualified applicants with the most promising papers. Authors who wish to apply for a travel grant should submit their full paper to the Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee and the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee by February 28, 2011.

International NGO Journal

International NGO Journal (INGOJ) publishes high-quality solicited and unsolicited articles, in English, in all areas of Non Governmental Organization (NGO) activities. INGOJ is founded to publish proposals, appraisals and reports of NGO projects. The aim is to have centralized information for NGO activities where stakeholders including beneficiaries of NGO services can find useful information about ongoing projects and where to obtain particular assistance. Also prospective donors will easily find information about different NGOs and decide which to fund on specific projects.

Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue. Manuscripts must be sent as e-mail attachment to ngo.acadjourn@gmail.com. Instruction for authors and other details are available on our website www.academicjournals.org/INGOJ. Prospective authors should send their manuscript(s) to ngo.acadjourn@gmail.com

Open Access
One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. INGOJ is fully committed Open Access Initiative by providing free access to all articles (both abstract and full PDF text) as soon as they are published. We ask you to support this initiative by publishing your papers in this journal.

Publication Alert
We will be glad to send you a publication alert showing the table of content with link to the various abstracts and full PDF text of articles published in each issue. Kindly send us an email if you will like to receive publication alert.


An all-student interdisciplinary journal of economic issues

Oeconomicus is an interdisciplinary journal of economic issues written, refereed, edited and published by current undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. students in the social sciences. The focus of the journal is on critical or heterodox approaches to issues of economic methodology and theory, history of economic thought, economic history, political economy, and economic policy. All heterodox traditions within the social sciences including- but not limited to- Post Keynesian, Marxist, Institutionalist, Austrian, Feminist, and Poststructuralist/Postmodern—are welcomed in the journal. Oeconomicus is sponsored by the Economics Club at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and is published annually.

We are currently soliciting submissions for our 2010-2011 issue and welcome students at all levels to submit full-length articles, book reviews, interviews or comments. Submissions should be no more that 5000 words and in MS Word format. Submissions and enquiries should be sent to the editors at LREVG9@mail.umkc.edu. The deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2011. Three prizes of $200 each will be awarded to the three best submissions. For further information about detailed instructions for authors, the journal, the Economics Club and/or the UMKC Economic Department please visit our website http://cas.umkc.edu/econ/_researchCommunity/oeconomicus/index.htm.

Re-inventing the Lefts in Latin America: Critical Perspectives from Below

Issue Editors: Sara C. Motta and Laiz R. Chen

This edition seeks to bring to light ‘views from the underside’ about the reinvention of politics, power and political economy that is occurring in the region or what is often referred to as the Pink Tide. The Pink Tide, or shift to the left in governments and politics in Latin America, can be many things, depending on the perspective one takes. The ‘perspective of power’ tends to see politics from the top, with a focus on political elites, the actions and decisions of political leaders, and the changing and making of policy. This perspective sometimes has a fear of the masses. Their creativity and politicization is often framed as irrationality and the governments that they elect such as Chavez in Venezuela and Morales in Bolivia are framed as the Bad Left in contradistinction to the Good Left to be found in the Concertación in Chile and the Workers’ Party Government in Brazil. Conversely, views from the underside are developed from, and in engagement with, the practices, imaginaries, political histories, cultures and projects of the subaltern, understood here as those excluded from the fruits of the liberal project of free markets and liberal democracy. They have a commitment to making visible and legitimate such practices and experiences as a means to develop an ethical critique of dominant forms of capitalist power and domination. This special edition seeks to contribute to this process of strengthening and legitimizing subaltern alternatives from below by opening windows to their diversity, complexity, creativity and vibrancy.

Many of the new forms of popular politics in the region, from the development of new forms of state power in participatory asembleas and decision making forum, to forms of self-government, expand the practice and theory of politics. They involve a politicization of community and social relations, the formation of new democratic subjectivities from the informal sectors, urban shanty town dwellers, landless peasants and unemployed workers and often an experimental and open practice of collective construction in the everyday of their projects of social transformation and political change. These new forms of subaltern politics are often outstripping conceptual and theoretical frameworks premised in representational understandings of political organization and theoretical production. We are faced with political practices that are recognized as leftist but which differ from many of the leftist theoretical traditions. There is therefore often a mismatch between old tools of analysis and the practices of new movements. Hence the desire and need for theoretical, conceptual and methodological reflection based on an engagement with, and participation in, these experiences of subaltern politicization.

Thus, the focus of this edition is to contest the perspective of power by developing analyses from, and in dialogue with, popular politics from below. This doesn’t merely mean micro-analysis but rather the development of  particular theoretical and normative orientations that engage with a multiplicity of spatial scales of analysis: the local ( community, everyday and subjective), the regional, the national and the transnational. We hope that these analyses can contribute to forging epistemological, theoretical and methodological categories and tools to bridge the gap between new movements and the academy. Thus as opposed to framing the Pink Tide as a homogenizing project, this issue aims to present the rich diversity of the many Lefts through their plural, experimental, creative, institutional, political, social, subjective, everyday and affective experiences. The distinct natures of these experiences (i.e. from popular education, autonomous movements, participatory assemblies, social programs, cultural politics, co-operatives, etc.) from different countries in Latin America will provide the diversity and creative energy that we want to capture.
This issue combines the re-thinking of power, political change and social transformation through the analyses of left politics from cultural workers, social movements participants, organic intellectuals, artists, popular educators and community activists – with different ways of seeing and learning to see all the lefts, in their contradictions, tensions but also resonances and connections. Therefore, in this issue, we welcome reflections about the use for example of story and song in constructing a cultural politics of resistance, as well as political economy and social movement research.
In sum, we invite papers that engage from below to produce theoretically rich, empirically embedded and politically enabling analyses that can contribute to the consolidation and development of subaltern left utopias - as an imagining and practice of impossibility made possible, not merely about reforming but radically transforming ‘what is’ - of the 21st Century.
We recommend contacting the issue editors as soon as possible with a short abstract of proposed articles to avoid duplication.  We cannot guarantee consideration for this issue of manuscripts received after Jan. 31, 2011.  If you cannot meet this deadline but are interested in submitting, please contact the issue editors (contact information below) and the LAP Future Issues Coordinator, Rosalind Bresnahan at rosalind568@gmail.com.
We invite manuscripts including, but not limited to, the following key questions that are the focus of the issue:
Manuscripts should be no longer than 25 pages (approximately 7,000-7,500 words) of double-spaced 12 point text with 1 inch margins, including notes and references, and paginated.  Please follow the LAP style guide which is available at www.latinamericanperspectives.com under the “Submissions” tab.   Please use the “About” tab for the LAP Mission Statement and details about the manuscript review process.
Manuscripts may be submitted in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.  If submitting in Spanish or Portuguese, please indicate if you will have difficulty reading correspondence from the LAP office in English.
All manuscripts should be original work that has not been published in English and that is not being submitted to or considered for publication elsewhere in identical or similar form.
Please feel free to contact the Issue Editor with questions pertaining to the issue but be sure that manuscripts(including separate file with basic biographical information and e-mail and postal addresses) are sent to the LAP office in Word or rtf format by e-mail to:
laps@ucr.edu with the subject line – “Your name – MS for Reinventing the Lefts issue”
In addition to electronic submission (e-mail, or CD-R or floppy disk if unable to send by e-mail) if possible submit two print copies including a cover sheet with basic biographical and contact information to:
Managing Editor, Latin American Perspectives¸ P.O. Box 5703, Riverside, California 92517-5703.
Editor contact information: 
Sara Mota  - Sara.Motta@nottingham.ac.uk
Laiz Chen - asxlc@nottingham.ac.uk


Society for the Advancement of Socioeconomics: Development in Crisis

A Mini-conference to be held at the 2011 meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socioeconomics
(Organized by Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, Oxford University and Aaron Major, University at Albany-SUNY).

Prevailing models of economic development have fared poorly when confronted with economic crisis. Laissez-faire gave way to Keynesianism in the wake of the global crisis of the 1920s and 1930s, and Keynesianism was quickly discredited by the advocates for a neoliberal approach to economic development in the wake of the crisis of the 1970s. While new calls for enhanced government oversight of financial markets seemed to signal the death knell of neoliberalism, at the same time neoliberal development models appear to be strikingly resilient in the face of the global financial crisis of 2008, as witnessed by the European Union's successful effort to force the Greek government to adopt a broad package of austerity measures in exchange for debt assistance. In developing countries, the UNCTAD has recently called for more attention to domestic markets, but many countries are still committed to the promotion of exports and orthodox stabilization.
We invite papers from a variety of perspectives that address the rise, and decline, of models of development during times of economic crisis. While models of development are necessarily ideational, and ideological, we are interested in the nexus of social forces and institutional structures that explain the rise, diffusion, consolidation and demise of models of development. Though we are particularly interested in process unfolding during the current economic crisis, we are also interested in papers that shed light on these questions through historical analysis of earlier periods of crisis. While the mini-conference will have its own sessions, we aim to also promote similar topics in the network on Globalization and Socio-Economic Development.
The conference details and on-line submission portal can be found at http://www.sase.org/. The deadline for submitting paper abstracts is January 15, 2011.

The Spirit of Capital: The Tenth Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference

April 28-29, 2011 | New School for Social Research, NYC
Paper Submission Deadline: Dec 1st, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Moishe Postone (University of Chicago)

It is impossible completely to understand Marx’s Capital, and especially its first chapter, without having thoroughly studied and understood the whole of Hegel’s Logic. Consequently, half a century later none of the Marxists understood Marx!!” wrote Lenin in 1915. In 1969, Althusser responded, “A century and a half later no one has understood Hegel because it is impossible to understand Hegel without having thoroughly studied and understood Capital.” What are we to make of this challenge today? Are we now ready to understand Hegel through Marx, and Marx through Hegel?

It is high time for a reassessment of the core stakes of the Marx- Hegel debate. What would it mean to think the concepts of capital and spirittogether? This conference is a place to explore the internal relations between Hegel and Marx’s philosophical projects. Some possible questions include: how does Hegel’s phenomenology, logic, philosophy of nature, history and right internally contain the elements that Marx will use to decipher the world of property, labor, commodities and capital? Is Capital a logical theory of forms or a theory of history? How does Marx negate and realize Hegel’s project? What is the role of labor in Hegel, and the role of spirit in Marx? Does the development of history show the unfolding of freedom or the unfolding of capital?  This conference echoes the early Frankfurt school tradition, with its project for a critique of the social forms of the present. We encourage submissions on a wide range of topics and thinkers:

Submission Guidelines:

Papers ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 words should be submitted in blind review format via spiritofcapital@gmail.com and should include the following in the body of the email:
i. Author's name
ii. Title of Paper
iii. Institutional affiliation
iv. Contact information (email, phone number, mailing address)

Please omit any self-identifying information within the body of the paper.

Urban Anthropology: Urban Informal Economy

The prestigious journal, Urban Anthropology, is organizing a special issue on the Urban Informal Economy. Contributions can come from any city in the world. Some first hand fieldwork is expected in at least parts of the proposed article. See information below as concerns how to contribute. Please circulate among your colleagues.

If you agree to submit an article, please send me: (a) your name, (b) your affiliations, (c) your best e-mail address, and (d) a tentative title for your contribution: tamardiana@yahoo.com
If you would agree to contribute, the date for the submission of your formal manuscript would be March or April 2011. The manuscript should be between 10,000 and12,000 words, including an abstract of up to 200 words, notes, and a complete References Cited section. After this information is received, Jack Rollwagen, Managing Editor of Urban Antropology can send you samples of UAS bibliographic style, a complete sample article, and so forth. jrollwag@the-institute-ny.com


Call for Participants

APORDE (African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics) 2011

5 - 19 May 2011 | Johannesburg, South Africa | website

Supported by
the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa (the dti),
the French Development Agency (AFD),
and the French Embassy in South Africa,
with the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS)

Call for applications

We are pleased to announce that the fifth edition of the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) will be held in Johannesburg (South Africa) from the 5th to the 19th of May 2011. APORDE is a high-level training programme in development economics which aims to build capacity in economics and economic policy-making. The course will run for two weeks and consist of lectures and seminars taught by leading international and African economists. This call is directed at talented African, Asian and Latin American economists, policy makers and civil society activists who, if selected, will be fully funded.

We encourage everyone with an interest in development to read and distribute this call for applications. Please note that we receive many high quality applications and that, as a result, entry into APORDE will be very competitive (only 30 applicants will be selected).

APORDE is a joint initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), the French Development Agency (AFD) and the French Embassy in South Africa. Alice Amsden (MIT), Thandika Mkandawire (LSE), Michel Aglietta (Institut Universitaire de France), Ha-Joon Chang (University of Cambridge) and Ben Fine (SOAS) are among the lecturers who have taught on the programme. Nicolas Pons-Vignon (CSID, Wits University) is the APORDE Course director.

For more information, visit www.aporde.org.za

APORDE is being conducted in a climate when there is much greater contestation of ideas around the possible options for economic development and industrialisation than in many decades. An initiative like APORDE can make a very important contribution in offering us new insights and reflections on the critical questions of building a developmental state and mounting a serious industrial policy.
Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, Republic of South Africa

Africa is probably the continent most affected by the poor availability of cutting-edge research and teaching in economics. While only a few African countries have experienced sustained economic development in the past 50 years, African governments and civil societies are weakly equipped to respond critically to external initiatives aimed at their development and to generate endogenous strategies. The tide is, however, gradually turning: in South Africa and in other African countries, the need for “more” (rather than merely “better”, which has often proved to mean “less”) state intervention in economic affairs is increasingly recognised. Crucially, economic take-off appears bound to remain a pipedream unless it is premised on developmental policy; while South Africa's DTI is leading the way with its industrial policy, few African decision makers feel equipped to design and implement such policies, a gap which APORDE aims to help filling.

APORDE will allow talented academics, policy makers and civil society representatives from Africa, Asia and Latin America to gain access to alternatives to mainstream thinking on development issues and to be equipped in a way that will foster original thinking. Participants will receive intensive high-level training and interact with some of the best development economists in the world and with other participants.

APORDE will cover essential topics in development economics, including industrial policy, inequality, poverty, financial crises and social policy. Lectures will equip participants with key information pertaining to both mainstream and critical approaches. Day lectures will last for three and a half hours, while a number of shorter lectures will also be organised. The programme of the seminar will be communicated at the beginning of 2011 and posted on the APORDE website. For information, the programmes of the first four seminars are available on www.aporde.org.za.

All costs – travel, accommodation, conference fee and per diem – will be covered for selected applicants.
The seminar will be held in Johannesburg from the 5th to the 19th of May 2011.
The venue will be confirmed at a later stage.

Applicants must demonstrate first-class intellectual capacity and (at least some) prior knowledge in economics, as well as proficiency in English. However, the objective of APORDE is to draw participants from a broad range of backgrounds; persons who have demonstrated exceptional capacity in their professional lives are invited to apply. The main body of participants will be drawn from Africa, but we welcome applications from Asians and Latin Americans who have research or work experience related to Africa.

Prospective applicants should send
Applications, accompanied by a covering letter indicating the applicant’s full contact details (including e-mail address and telephone numbers), should be sent to aporde@ifas.org.za to the attention of Nicolas Pons–Vignon.

The application should actually reach Nicolas Pons-Vignon by Monday 6 December 2010 at midnight at the latest. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Please note that individual acknowledgement of applications will be sent by e-mail only. Candidates will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their applications at the latest by early March 2011.

Download Call for Applications.

Cambridge Realist Workshop

The programme for the coming term is as follows:
            Topic: How might Social Ontology help Economics and the rest of Social Science?             Topic: Marshall and the Nature of Modern Economics             Topic: The Nature of Law             Topic:The The Social, the Material, and the Ontology of non-Material Technological Objects
For more information go to:
or, for those who have access:

Crisis of Labor, Crisis of Capital: A Global View from the End of the American Century

A talk by Beverly Silver


BEVERLY SILVER  is Professor of Sociology at the Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on problems of development, labor, social conflict and war, using comparative and world-historical methods of analysis. Her work recasts a variety of issues in a broad spatial and temporal framework in order to identify patterns of recurrence, evolution and “true novelty” in contemporary processes of globalization. She is author of Forces of Labor: Workers’ Movements and Globalization since 1870, which won several awards, including the 2005 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award of the American Sociological Association.

Free and open to the public.


Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis

24 October · 16:00 - 18:00 | NYU Kimmel Center, rm 802. 60 Washington Square, New York, NY

Featuring John Bellamy Foster and Chris Williams

Around the world, consciousness of the threat to our environment is  growing. The majority of solutions on offer, from using efficient  light bulbs to biking to work, focus on individual lifestyle changes, yet the scale of the crisis requires far deeper adjustments. Time still remains to save humanity and the planet, but only by building  social movements for environmental justice that can demand qualitative  changes in our economy, workplaces, and infrastructure.

For more info contact seanpetty [at] gmail.com or 917-573-0708. Presented by Monthly Review Press and Haymarket Books.

Economic Policy: In Search of an Alternative Paradigm

Dec 3 at Middlesex University, London


10:45 Registration and Refreshments
11:15 Opening: Anna Kyprianou, Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Middlesex University Business School

Session 1: 11.30-1.00pm
Chair: David Kernohan, Middlesex University

1.00– 2.00 Lunch
Session 2: 2.00-3.30pm
Chair: Philip Arestis

3.30–4.00: Coffee/Tea
Session 3: 4.00-5.30pm

Chair: Ozlem Onaran

5.30 – 6.30: Drinks

Registration: Please register by Monday 22nd November 2010 via sending an email with your name, affiliation, and position to Denise Arden, D.Arden@mdx.ac.uk, Middlesex University Research and Business Office. Places are limited and early booking is recommended.

Download the program.

Free course on Marx's Capital at Middlesex Philosophy Department

15 October-12 November 2010.

Starting on Friday 15 October at 4pm, Meade McCloughan will present an exposition of the main argument of volume 1 of Marx's Capital, in four parts. The course will focus on the conceptual structure of the text, with special attention paid to key passages.

The Penguin Marx Library/Penguin Classics edition (tr. Ben Fowkes) will be used.
This course is free and open to the public. All welcome.
Time: Fridays 4-6pm. Please note the hiatus during the week ending 5 November.
Place: Room M009 (The Green Room), Mansion Building, Middlesex University, Trent Park campus, Bramley Road, London N14 4YZ.
Tube: Piccadilly line to Oakwood station, free bus to campus.

Further enquiries: c.kerslake@mdx.ac.uk.

Global Development Course (London) 

Monday 1st November

The course covers the key issues that face the Third World, ranging from health and education to international finance and microfinance, international aid, agriculture, water, exports, environmental issues. The course comprises 24 modules and is organised in the evenings and at week-ends, thus enabling any participant to carry on with their jobs and their daily routines. It lasts 2 weeks and is held in central London. We have had over the years more than 400 participants, including staff from all the major development agencies, the Department for International Development and the House of Commons Select Committee on International Development, as well as students and teachers. It may be of use to you or someone you know if you are contemplating a change of career and want to learn about the challenges you would face. For someone who has specialised in a single area of work, from human resources to journalism, from marketing to accounting, the course would be a useful way to reconnect with the broader issues.  Full details and more information, including an application form, can be found on our website, which is www.ethical-events.org.

SOAS: The Globalisation Lectures 2010-2011

Organised by the Department of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

Convenor: Prof. Gilbert Achcar

Wednesday 27 October, 6:30pm – Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Wednesday 1st December, 6:30pm – Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Wednesday 2 February, 6:30pm – Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Wednesday 2 March, 6:30pm – Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Interdisciplinary Seminars: Human Rights, Markets and Governance Challenges

October, 25th 2010 to June, 30th 2011 at ISCTE-IUL, Avenida das Forças Armadas, Lisbon, Portugal.

We are pleased to send you the program of the Seminars on “Human Rights, Markets and Governance Challenges", organised by DINÂMIA-CET, the Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies of ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute (IUL), which will be held from October, 25th 2010 to June, 30th 2011 at ISCTE-IUL, Avenida das Forças Armadas, Lisbon, Portugal.

The organising committee,
Maria Eduarda Gonçalves
Maria de Fátima Ferreiro


Download Program.

Post-Keynesian Analyses and Modelling Task Group

3rd Season, 2010-2011 (Paris).

1. Tuesday, October 26th, 2010, 12h30-15h: Pascal Seppecher (U. of Nice, France): “Stratégies évolutionnaires dans un modèle macroéconomique dynamique et complexe peuplé d'agents hétérogènes, autonomes et concurrents".  This seminar will not take place at the MSH, but on the Paris 13 campus, room K301.

2.  Friday, November 26th, 2010, 14h00-17h00: Henri Sterdyniak (OFCE, Paris): "Stratégies budgétaires de sorties de crise, crise des dettes publiques et Réforme du Pacte de Stabilité"  (with Catherine Mathieu), MSH.

3.  Friday, December 17th, 2010, 14h00-17h00: Takashi Ohno (Ristumeikan University,
 Japan): “Kaleckian Effective Demand and Capitalism", MSH.

4.  Friday, January 28th, 2011, 14h00-17h00: Rod Cross (Strathclyde University, Scotland): "Arbitrage and Keynesian Economics", MSH.

5.  Friday, March 25th, 14h00-17h00: Edwin Le Héron (Sciences Po Bordeaux, France): title
forthcoming, MSH.

6.  April: Gennaro Zezza (University of Cassino, Italy): one Friday in April; date and title forthcoming.

7.  Friday, April 29th: Servaas Storm (TU Delft), 14h00-17h00: “Macroeconomics without the NAIRU”, MSH.

8.  Friday, May 20th, 14h00-17h00, Tom D. Stanley (Hendrix College, USA & London School of Economics, UK): “What does it take to Falsify a Neoclassical Theory? The Meta-Regression Revolution”, MSH.

9. Friday, June 24th, Amitava Dutt (U. of Notre Dame, USA), 14h00-17h00: “Alternative models of growth, distribution and endogenous technological change”, MSH.
The attendance to the seminars is free. Most of these seminars will take place at the MSH of Paris 13 (See http://www.mshparisnord.org/acces.htm ), and most of them will be in English. Further information on the CEPN's website: http://www.univ-paris13.fr/CEPN/. You can also send an E-mail to Lang.dany@univ-paris13.fr (associate professor, Coordinator of the task group "Post-Keynesian analyses and modelling") for further information.

Post Keynesian Economics Study Group: Cambridge Keynes Seminar

PKSG website: http://www.postkeynesian.net/

Michaelmas 2010

All sessions on Tuesdays from 5.00 - 7.00 pm at Robinson College, Cambridge (note room changes)

St Catharine's Political Economy Seminar Series

Hard Times: the Economics of Austerity
Ramsden Room, St Catharine's College | Wednesdays, 6.00 - 7.30pm

03 November
Simon Mohan: 'A Historical Perspective on the Recent Crisis - What Sort of Recovery Can we Expect?'

10 November
Roy Rotheim: 'New Keynesian Effective Supply Failures: a Post Keynesian View

17 November
Paul Ormerod: 'Recessions as Cascades on Networks'

Organised by Michael Kitson on behalf of the Cambridge Journal of Economics

UMASS-New School Economics Graduate Student Workshop

23-24 October 2010 | UMass Amherst, Gordon Hall, N. Pleasant St, Amherst MA | website

Workshop papers are available on the website.
Download the program.

Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

California State University-Fresno, US

Assistant Professor – Econometrics and Forecasting

The Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position to begin Fall 2011. We seek candidates with teaching and research interests in econometrics and forecasting, and one or more of the following fields: macroeconomics and money and banking, economic growth, business fluctuations or monetary policy. In addition, candidates will be expected to teach principles of economics and introduction to econometrics. Faculty responsibilities include research and publication, advising students, and service at all levels of the university. An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Economics is required for appointment to a tenure track position. An equal opportunity employer. The Department is committed to economic pluralism and welcomes applicants from all economic perspectives.

The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department, college and university. The successful candidate will be part of a cohort of faculty who will work as a team to develop research, strategies and practices that support the urban and regional transformation of the San Joaquin Valley. The team will work on projects that address the social, economic, infrastructure, industrial and agricultural needs of the region.

California State University, Fresno is seeking to hire up to seven (7) Assistant Professors with a research interest in urban and regional transformation. The research and professional activities of this research cohort will address issues related to urban and regional transformation; sustainability of the use of resources such as air and water; development of curriculum; acquisition of grants and contracts; and contribute to the work of the San Joaquin Valley Urban Planning Environmental Resource Center at California State University, Fresno.
Applicants are encouraged to have all application materials on file by November 30, 2010 to ensure consideration. Submit online application (http://jobs.csufresno.edu/). Attach cover letter, vitae, teaching philosophy and unofficial transcripts. Candidates must also MAIL 3 original letters of reference to:
Dr. Antonio Avalos, Search Committee Chair
Department of Economics
California State University, Fresno
5245 North Backer Avenue M/S PB 20
Fresno, CA 93740-8001

Connecticutt College, US

Assistant Professor: Economics

The Economics Department at Connecticut College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position at the assistant level to begin July 1, 2011. The field of expertise is of less importance than is a strong teaching and research focus on the economic and social significance of inequality. Ph.D. in economics at the time of appointment is strongly preferred, demonstrated excellence in teaching and research required.
The Economics Department is both dynamic and diverse, and among the largest departments at the College in terms of faculty size and number of majors. The Department maintains strong interdisciplinary relationships with a number of departments including International Relations, Environmental Studies, and Mathematics.
Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity.
Tenure-track faculty members teach a 3-2 load (2-2 in the first year). In addition to providing ongoing strong support for teaching and research, the College offers the following resources for pre-tenure faculty: a summer stipend for the first two years, a supplementary research fund, and a semester's sabbatical after a successful third-year review. AA/EEO
Application letters, accompanied by a CV, research paper, evidence of teaching excellence, discussion of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference should be sent to Dr. Edward McKenna, Box 5552, Connecticut College, New London, CT 06320. Review of applications will begin in late October and continue until the position is filled. The Department will interview candidates at the ASSA meetings in January.

Finance Watch, Brussels

Project Manager

Based in Brussels (at least 3 days) per week but will be expected to travel within Europe on a regular basis
Net Salary: 2500/3000 Euros/per month
For exercising this function, the candidate should have:
Job purpose:

CV and cover letters should be send to Pacal Canfin: pascal.canfin@europarl.europa.eu.

Keene State College, US

Assistant Professor, Economics
Keene State College, invites applications for Assistant Professor, tenure-track Economics position beginning fall 2011. Ph.D. by August 1, 2011 required.
Seeking candidates with research and teaching interests in fields of applied microeconomics, history of economic thought, or current heterodox approaches. Teaching responsibilities include core courses in the microeconomics sequence as well as upper-level courses in candidate's area of expertise. As part of regular teaching responsibilities at this public liberal arts college, all faculty members are expected to teach both in the major and in the Integrative Studies Program. Candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary approaches are welcomed. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in teaching and development of an active research program.
Submit cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample of scholarly work, three letters of reference preferably via e-mail to: cgreene@keene.edu. Inquiries contact: Dr. Armagan Gezici: agezici@keene.edu . Review begins November 15, 2010,continues until December 3, 2010. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by invitation at the 2011 ASSA meeting, Denver, CO. An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Keene State College is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society.
JOE listing link

Lewis and Clark College, US

Assistant/Associate Professor, 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 2011. We seek candidates with research interests in public and/or environmental economics. Candidates interested in teaching environmental economics on a regular basis are preferred. Associate Professor candidates must 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 2010 and continue until the position is filled. The College will be interviewing at the January ASSA meeting in Denver.
Applications must be sent in hard copy only 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. Jim Grant, at grant@lclark.edu. 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,an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world that affirms the educational benefits of diversity (see http://www.lclark.edu/dept/about/diversity.html). We encourage applicants to explain how their teaching at Lewis & Clark might contribute a learning community that values diversity.

New Mexico State University, US

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics/International Business

Qualifications: PhD in Economics. Candidates must have degree in hand by date of hire. Applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence of successful teaching experience and research productivity in economics either in a prior professional position or as a doctoral teaching assistant.

Letter of intent, resume, and 3 reference letters with contact information should be sent to-

Richard V. Adkisson, Department Head
Department of Economics/International Business
P.O. Box 30001/MSC 3CQ
New Mexico State University
Business Complex, Room 234
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001
Telephone- (575) 646-2113

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2010, applications received after this date may be considered.

For more information, click here.

Open University, UK

Research Associate Vacancy

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Industrial and Financial Economics based at the Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

Vacancy Reference: 6758; Closing date: 4 November 2010, 12 noon (GMT)
This is an exciting opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join the FINNOV and IKD research teams at the Open University. You will be focussed on conducting research within an EC funded project on Finance, Innovation and Growth (www.finnov-fp7.eu), enhancing your career through publication of outputs. Part of your work will involve writing policy briefs and annual reports for the project, co-ordinating and collating outputs from academics in different FINNOV partner institutions (and countries). Thus previous experience with co-ordinating research is a benefit. You will also help create synergies between different streams of research within the OU’s Innovation, Knowledge and Development interdisciplinary research centre (IKD,www.open.ac.uk/ikd), potentially leading to a new grant bid. You should have experience in writing grant proposals and conducting academic research. Knowledge and experience of the UK and EU research funding bodies are important, and some experience with organising research events is desirable.
For further information and details on how to apply, please visit the OU Jobs website.

Portland State University, US

Assistant Professor—International Studies: Asia & Development Studies Focus

Position Summary
PSU International Studies Program invites applications for a tenure track Asst. Professor in International Studies with a focus on Asia and Development beginning  September 16, 2011. We seek an individual with a PhD from a social science-based  discipline with expertise on Asia, particularly East Asia, training in international  development, teaching experience in an interdisciplinary context, and an active  research agenda. The International Studies Program engages students in the  analysis of global and regional social, cultural, economic, and political issues, and  has recently added a major track with a focus on sustainable economic and social development that it plans to expand.

Key Responsibilities
Required Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; an excellent benefits  package includes fully paid healthcare, a generous retirement package, and reduced  tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependant at any of the Oregon University  System schools. Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity

To Apply, please submit the following documents:
Kindly mail* all required application materials to:
Martha W. Hickey, Director,
International Studies
INTL / Attn Asia & Development Search
Portland State University
PO Box 751
Portland OR 97207-0751.
We prefer to receive your application materials by surface mail. Exceptions can be  made upon request. Correspondence will be conducted primarily by email:  internationalstudies@pdx.edu.  Review of applications will begin November 15, 2010 and position will remain open  until filled. For further questions, please write Search Committee Chair Professor  Sharon Carstens: carstenss@pdx.edu.
To learn more about our department see www.pdx.edu/intl. The International Studies Program maintains a supportive climate of cooperation, collaboration, and

United Steel Workers, Toronto, Canada

Full-time staff

The United Steelworkers Canadian National Office is considering hiring a full-time staff person for the Union’s Research Department for a 12-month contract position, with the possibility that the time could be extended. The Union is seeking a person with the following qualifications:
The following would be assets:
The responsibilities of the Research Position will include:
Collective Bargaining Support
Corporate and Sectoral Analysis
As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from women, people of colour, people living with disabilities and aboriginal persons.
Annual rate for this position is $76,180,06 (or $6,348.34 monthly), increasing to $76,953.37 (or $6,412.78 monthly) on January 1, 2011. Plus mileage (except to/from our office); in town per diem $11 Mon-Fri inclusive; out of town per diem as travel required; 15 days paid vacation during 12 month term; and benefit coverage. This position will be located in Toronto, with frequent travel across Canada and occasionally into the United States.
Candidates should submit application and résumé by October 29 to Research Department Head Charles Campbell, United Steelworkers National Office by email at ccampbell@usw.ca, by mail to 800-234 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1K7, or by fax # (416) 487-9308.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, US

Assistant/Associate Professor

Beginning in August 2011. Ph.D. in Geography or related field required at time of appointment. The UMBC Department of Geography & Environmental Systems seeks applicants with research and teaching interests in natural resources from any of several perspectives including but not limited to natural resource economies, environmental governance, trans-border environmental issues, and/or environmental planning. The ideal candidate should have an interest in the law, economics, politics, and/or history related to the evolution and development of natural resource issues. The ability to utilize geospatial information technology as an analytical tool is desirable. Candidates are expected to have an active program of research and publication, ability to attract external funding, and evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching (the standard teaching load is two courses per semester).
The Department recently launched its M.S./Ph.D. program and our faculty are active participants in
UMBC's NSF-IGERT traineeship program, "Water in the Urban Environment." Interested candidates may visit the web site http://www.umbc.edu/ges for additional information.
Please send curriculum vitae and cover letter describing research agenda and teaching interests, and have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Sari Bennett, at sbennett@umbc.edu. For those unable to submit electronically, please send applications to Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Massachusetts-Amherst, US

Assistant Professor, Economics
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Economics Department invites applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor positions starting Fall 2011. Appointment is contingent on budgetary considerations. Scholars from all fields of economics and related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Fields of particular interest include microeconomics (including game theory and/or behavioral economics), environmental, and macroeconomics and political economy. We seek expertise relating to: (1) public goods and the common good; (2) economic opportunity; and (3) power, institutions, behavior, and economic performance. Candidates will be judged on their scholarly research and teaching. Ph.D. preferred, though ABD with a firm completion date will be considered. See http://www.umass.edu/economics/facjobs.html  for more information.
To apply electronically (strongly encouraged), submit cover letter, cv, three letters of reference, a recent research paper and, if possible, evidence of teaching effectiveness at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo. Letters of reference and complete applications also can be submitted by postal mail to Chair, Hiring Committee, Department of Economics, Thompson Hall, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 200 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9277. Applicants must specify requisition # 39519 in cover letter. For full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2010. Candidates will be interviewed at ASSA (Denver) and are encouraged to use AEA signaling. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering a diverse faculty/student body and curriculum.
Assistant Professor, Environmental Economics and Policy
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Economics Department and Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA) invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in environmental economics and policy starting Fall 2011. Appointment is contingent on budgetary considerations. The appointee will teach in the Department of Economics and in the Masters Program in Public Policy and Administration. Candidates will be judged on their scholarly research as well as teaching. Ph.D. preferred, though ABD with a firm completion date will be considered. See http://www.umass.edu/economics/facjobs.html for more information.
To apply electronically (strongly encouraged), submit cover letter, cv, three letters of reference, a recent research paper and, if possible, evidence of teaching effectiveness at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo. Letters of reference and complete applications also can be submitted by postal mail to Chair, Hiring Committee, Department of Economics, Thompson Hall, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 200 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9277. Applicants must specify requisition # 39520 in cover letter. For full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2010. Candidates will be interviewed at ASSA (Denver) and are encouraged to use AEA signaling. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering a diverse faculty/student body and curriculum.
Assistant Professor, Economics
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Economics Department and Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting Fall 2011. Appointment is contingent on budgetary considerations. Scholars from all fields of economics and related disciplines are encouraged to apply. We seek expertise relating to: (1) public goods and the common good; (2) economic opportunity; and (3) power, institutions, behavior, and economic performance. In addition to teaching regular departmental offerings, the new faculty will teach honors courses that serve the campus honors community and be engaged in and help strengthen the departmental honors program. Candidates will be judged on their scholarly research as well as teaching. Ph.D. preferred, though ABD with a firm completion date will be considered. See http://www.umass.edu/economics/facjobs.html for more information.
To apply electronically (strongly encouraged), submit cover letter, cv, three letters of reference, a recent research paper and, if possible, evidence of teaching effectiveness at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo. Letters of reference and complete applications also can be submitted by postal mail to Chair, Hiring Committee, Department of Economics, Thompson Hall, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 200 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9277. Applicants must specify requisition # 39523 in cover letter. For full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2010. Candidates will be interviewed at ASSA (Denver) and are encouraged to use AEA signaling. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering a diverse faculty/student body and curriculum.

University of Massachusetts-Boston, US

Two Positions in
H0 – Public Economics
I0 – Health, Education and Welfare
J1 – Demographic Economics
R0 - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics

The Department of Economics invites applications for two tenure stream openings, one at the Assistant Professor level and one at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning Fall 2011 (subject to budgetary approval). Both positions will support the undergraduate major and the Economics Department’s proposed M.A. in Applied Economics, which focuses on urban and regional policy issues with a comparative international dimension.

A successful applicant should have teaching and applied research records in urban economics and policy issues, such as urban economic development, state and local finance, housing and real estate markets, the economics of health or education, economics of non-profits, and/or immigration/demography. The applicant should be able to show how these issues are linked to the larger international and global economies. Quantitative analysis and experience working with large datasets are essential. In addition, the candidate is expected to demonstrate an ability to secure external funding.

We are interested in candidates who include heterodox political economy, feminist approaches, applied policy analysis, or innovative methodologies in their research. Candidates should have a successful teaching record and the capacity to contribute to undergraduate general education, the economics major and graduate instruction. Evidence of successful teaching with diverse students is highly desirable. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by September 1, 2011. Evidence of progress towards an excellent scholarly record is necessary. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2010. We anticipate preliminary interviews at the ASSA meetings in Denver.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, and three current letters of recommendation. Please include in your letter of application an explanation of how your work would complement the heterodox nature of the department. UMass Boston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Title IX employer.

CONTACT: Personnel Committee, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393.

Conference Papers, Reports, and Articles

The Economic Consequences of Mr Osborne

The podcast of Victoria Chick’s talk at this seminar is now available together with supporting material at http://www.postkeynesian.net/keynes.html

Globalization, Value Theory, and Crisis (video)

A Keynote presentation at the second International Conference on Political Economy, “Crisis and Development,” organized by Kocaeli University in Turkey, Westminster University in England, and Silesian University in Czech Republic on September 16–18, 2010, in Kocaeli. Cyrus Bina’s address was titled “Globalization, Value Theory and Crisis.” During the conference, he was appointed to the Scientific Advisory of the Conference. Watch the video here: http://www.morris.umn.edu/media/Webstream/mediaplayer/CyrusBina.html.

Heterodox Journals

American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 69(4): Oct. 2010

Journal website: http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0002-9246&site=1

Challenge, 53(5): Sept.-Oct. 2010

Journal website: http://www.challengemagazine.com/

Journal of Economic Issues, 44(3): Sept. 2010

Journal Website: http://www.mesharpe.com/mall/results1.asp?acr=jei

Marxism 21: 2010

Journal website: http://nongae.gnu.ac.kr/~issmarx/eng/eng_index.php

Vol.7, No.1 (Spring 2010)

Vol.7, No.2 (Summer 2010)

Vol.7, No.3 (Fall 2010)

Metroeconomica, 61(4): Nov. 2010

Journal website: http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0026-1386

Mother Pelican, 6(10): Oct. 2010

Journal website: http://www.pelicanweb.org/solisustv06n10page1.html

Going Forward After the UN MDG Review Summit
1. Current Status of the Millennium Development Goals
2. Review of the "Keeping the Promise" Declaration
3. Timidity of National Governments and Global Citizens
4. Ms. Michelle Bachelet and the UN Women Entity
5. Sustainable Human Development and the MDGs
6. Links to Key UN and MDG Documents and Resources
7. Links to News and Reports about the MDG Summit
8. Current Research on Sustainable Human Development
9. A Meditation on Sustainable Human Development

Science & Society, 7(3): July 2010

Symposium: Capitalism and Crisis in the 21st Century

Journal Web site: http://www.scienceandsociety.com/


Heterodox Newsletters


Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Upcoming Events

Global Labor Column

What does wage-led growth mean in developing countries with large informal employment? by Jayati Ghosh

Note from the GLC:
In order to improve the circulation of the Column, which many of you have received intermittently due to technical difficulties, we are migrating the mailing list to a new server, housed at the ILO. My lack of familiarity with the new server has caused many of you to receive a test message by mistake yesterday – my apologies for this.
Most of you should have been migrated automatically but, to be safe, please send a blank email to sympa@ilo.org with subscribe Global Labour Column List followed by your first and last name in the subject line. This will ensure you all continue receiving the Global Labour Column.

IDEAs: September 2010

Website: www.networkideas.org or www.ideaswebsite.org

Featured Articles
News Analysis

Levy News: September 2010


nef e-letter: October 2010

Where did our money go? The great banking black hole
Last week nef's banking campaign delivered a stark warning about the state of the UK's financial system. Using Bank of England data, nef calculated that the major lending banks could be demanding another bail-out in 2011. Their borrowing requirement is set to double next year to £25 billion a month. nef believes that the banks may need to turn to the Government for support again.
>> Read Where did our money go?
>> Independent: Banks may need new bail-out, warns think-tank
>> Sky News: UK on cusp of new banking failure
>> Financial Times: Lex column on UK bank reform
>> Andrew Simms: Is Osborne cutting for a rainy day of bail-outs?


Special nef event at the Southbank Centre, London, 7pm, 27 October 2010
Not only is our banking system not even fulfilling its most basic purpose of bringing credit to firms and households, it's not currently in any shape to help us make the Great Transition to a low carbon economy that is necessary, desirable and possible. nef is hosting an evening of righteous rage and cultural transformation at the Purcell Room in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London's Southbank Centre with a range of leading thinkers and doers including Caroline Lucas, Stewart Wallis, Andrew Simms, Franny Armstrong, Professor Jayati Ghosh, Rosie Boycott and Professor Tim Jackson.
Tickets are £10 or £7 for concessions and are going fast. Avoid disappointment by booking today and call 0844 875 0073 or visit the Southbank Centre website.
>> Read The Great Transition
>> Watch Tim Jackson's TED talk: An economic reality check

nef at party conferences

nef continued to press the issue of banking reform at all three major party conferences, hosting events at the Climate Clinic to challenge politicians to consider whether finance can really deliver the green infrastructure we need.
We held packed out events even at the most inhospitable hours. The Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable, spoke alongside nef's Andrew Simms and Tony Greenham to a full room at 7.30 on a Sunday morning. Dr Cable agreed with much of our analysis of why a laissez-faire approach to banking tends to end in failure, and praised nef's work for drawing links between economic, environmental and social issues.
Dr Victoria Johnson, acting head of the climate change and energy programme at nef, also heard from many renewable energy pioneers who concerned that the UK has a growing green skills gap. A Green Investment Bank is needed to drive forward innovation and training in vital sectors for the emerging low carbon economy.
>> David Boyle: Vince Cable and the Green New Deal
>> Tony Greenham: Osborne's conference speech was 20th century, not 21st

RSA hosts lunchtime event on the Big Society, 4 November 2010

The Coalition government wants to build a Big Society; but how do we ensure the idea is not just big, but also sustainable and fair? In the face of deep public spending cuts, the Prime Minister has consistently repeated the message that “we’re all in this together”.
But can the Big Society project deliver just and equitable distribution of resources and well-being across all social groups? Join Anna Coote, head of social policy at nef and author of Ten Big Questions about the Big Society and a panel of discussants at the Royal Society of Arts in London to debate the Big Society, social justice and the new austerity. nef will be launching a new publication about the Big Society, which will be available to buy.

Tickets are free, and can be booked here.

PERI in Focus: Fall 2010

PERI (Political Economy Research Institute at UMass-Amherst)

Subscribe PERI in Focus here.

Heterodox Books and Book Series

Biofuels and the Globalization of Risk

By James Smith. Zed Books, £17.99/$29.95 ISBN 9781848135727.

Biofuels and the Globalisation of Risk offers the reader a fresh and compelling analysis of the politics and policies behind the biofuel story, critically examining the technological optimism and often-idealised promises it makes for the future. Starting with a brief history of bioenergy policy, the book goes on to explore the evolution of biofuels as a policy narrative, as a development ideal and as a socio-technical system through a series of interlinked case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Smith argues that the nature of biofuels, so debated and contested, allow us to understand the relationships between and possible impacts of climate change, globalisation and development in entirely new ways and in doing so allow us to better understand the shifting dynamics of risk, responsibility and impact that investment in biofuels creates.

This essential new critique argues that the support for biofuels points to a deep reconfiguration of risk and responsibility and new forms of environmental determinism where the global south is encouraged to re-orient its agro-food systems towards biofuel crop production in order to allow the global north not to meaningfully engage with altering its levels of consumption, energy use or unsustainable development. Therefore, he argues, risks and responsibilities migrate from north to south and biofuels may constitute the biggest change in North - South relationships since colonialism.

For more information or to request a review copy please contact Ruvani de Silva on 020 7837 8466 or ruvani.de_silva@zedbooks.net.

Contemporary Capitalism and Its Crises: Social Structure of Accumulation Theory for the 21st Century

Edited by Terrence McDonough, Michael Reich, and David M. Kotz
Cambridge University Press. 2010. Hardback/Paperback. ISBN-13: 9780521515160 | Website

This volume analyses contemporary capitalism and its crises based on a theory of capitalist evolution known as the social structure of accumulation (SSA) theory. It applies this theory to explain the severe financial and economic crisis that broke out in 2008 and the kind of changes required to resolve it. The editors and contributors make available new work within this school of thought on such issues as the rise and persistence of the “neoliberal,” or “free-market,” form of capitalism since 1980 and the growing globalization and financialization of the world economy. The collection includes analyses of the U.S. economy as well as that of several parts of the developing world.

For more information, visit the publisher website or download a flyer.

Culture Industry Today

Edited by Fabio Akcelrud Durão.
Apr 2010. Cambridge and Scholars Publishing. Isbn13: 978-1-4438-1955-8 | Website

The concept of culture industry leads a double life. On the one hand, it appears as transparent, being used widely and freely in reference  to a branch of business; on the other, it is a notion belonging to a critical tradition that wants to preserve the tension resulting from  the juxtaposition of these two words. Culture Industry Today is a  contribution to the latter trend, which takes into account the current  prevalence of the former. By offering interpretations of the term in  relation to philosophy, media, film, the Third World, the psyche and  the culture of consumption, the book aims at showing the continued relevance of an expression whose muteness is the corroboration of its darkest content.


The Dragon in the Room: China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization

By Kevin P. Gallagher and Roberto Porzecanski
Stanford University Press, 2010 | website

In the eyes of many, China's unprecedented economic rise has brought nothing but good news to the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Indeed, China's growing appetite for primary products, and the ability of Latin America to supply that demand, has played a role in restoring growth in Latin America, both in the run-up to the global financial crisis and in its aftermath.

The dragon in the room that few are talking about is the fact that China is simultaneously out-competing Latin American manufacturers in world markets—so much so that it may threaten the ability of the region to generate long-term economic growth. One of the authors' key findings is that China is rapidly building the technological capabilities necessary for industrial development, whereas Latin American tech innovation and sophistication lags considerably. At a deeper level, the findings in this volume imply that China's road to globalization, one that emphasizes gradualism and coordinated macro-economic and industrial policies, is far superior to the "Washington Consensus" route taken by most Latin American nations, particularly Mexico.

For more on The Dragon in the Room and to order
For updated figures and the policy implications of The Dragon in the Room, read this Policy Brief
Read more on GDAE’s work on China and Latin America

Economic Theory and Social Change: Problems and revisions

By Hasse Ekstedt and Angelo Fusari
June 17th  2010. Routledge.  Hardback 336 pp. Price £ 90. ISBN13: 978-0-415-56423-6 (hbk). ISBN13: 978-0-203-84850-0 (ebk) | Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy | website
The book is a discourse on modelling Man in a social context. Its focus is on economic mainstream theory in its capacity to handle basic problems such as uncertainty, social dynamics and ethics. The point of departure is a systematic critique of the specific methodology of economics and its axiomatic structure. The ultimate aim is to develop an economic theory for a socially sustainable society.

'Economic Theory and Social Change' analyses the foundation of economic market theory in relation to its social implications. On rejecting the axiomatic structure of the market theory, Hasse Ekstedt and Angelo Fusari analyse the concepts of growth and uncertainty with respect to a more realistic modelling of Man. The book also addresses central political problems and their potential solutions, including permanent unemployment, distribution of income, the interaction of real and financial growth, money and the credit system.

In seeking objective values to help to obtain a socially sustainable society, the book traces a tentative revision of economic and social thought based on a deepening of some crucial features of modern economies and societies. These features include innovation, the connected flow of uncertainty, entrepreneurship, and their role in fuelling and characterizing economic growth and development. This book will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers of economics, particularly to those focusing on economic theory and political economy

Essays in Heterodox Economics

Edited by Kriesler, P. M. Johnson and J. Lodewijks
Proceedings Refereed papers of the Fifth Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, 11-12 December 2006, University of New South Wales, ISBN: 978-0-7334-241-5 | website

Heterodox Economic Perspectives on Contemporary Issues

Edited by Chester, Lynne and Johnson, Michael 

Proceedings Refereed papers of the Sixth Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, 10-11 December 2007, University of New South Wales, ISBN: 978-0-7334-2582-0 | website

Imperialist Canada

By Todd Gordon.
November 2010. Arbeiter Ring Publishing. ISBN: 978-1894037-45-7 | website

Imperialist Canada exposes Canada’s imperialist past and present, at home and across the globe. Todd Gordon interweaves histories of indigenous dispossession in Canada with the cold facts of Canadian capital’s oppression of peoples in the global South. The book digs beneath the surface of Canada’s image as global peacekeeper and promoter of human rights, revealing the links between the corporate pursuit of profit and Canadian foreign and domestic policy. Drawing on examples from Colombia, the Congo, Sudan, Haiti and elsewhere, Imperial Canada makes a passionate plea for greater critical attention to Canada’s role in the global order.

Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed

By Paul Mason. A fully updated new edition of an acclaimed report on the global financial crisis.. October 4th, 2010. ISBN: 978 1 84467 653 8 / £8.99 / $14.95 | website

Meltdown is a gripping account of the financial collapse that destroyed the West’s investment banks, brought the global economy to its knees, and undermined three decades of neoliberal orthodoxy. Covering the development of the crisis from the economic front line, Paul Mason explores the roots of the US and UK’s financial hubris, documenting the real-world causes and consequences from the Ford factory, to Wall Street, to the City of London. In this fully updated new edition, he recounts how the credit crunch became a full-blown financial crisis, and explores the impact of this development on capitalist ideology and politics.

New Book Series: Contemporary Anarchist Studies

Continuum Books in association with the U.K. Anarchist Studies Network, the North American
Anarchist Studies Network, and AK Press
This new book series, the first peer-reviewed English-language series in anarchist studies by a major international academic publisher, seeks to promote the study of anarchism as a framework for understanding and acting on the most pressing problems of our times. To this end, we invite proposals for original manuscripts that exemplify cutting edge, socially engaged scholarship bridging theory and practice, academic rigour and the insights of contemporary activism.
We welcome book proposals on a wide variety of subjects including, but not limited to the following: anarchist history and theory broadly construed; individual anarchist thinkers; anarchist-informed analysis of current issues and institutions; and anarchist or anarchist-inspired movements and practices. Proposals informed by anti-capitalist, feminist, ecological, indigenous, and non-Western or global South anarchist perspectives are
particularly welcome. So, too, are projects that promise to illuminate the relationships between the personal and the political aspects of transformative social change, local and global problems, and anarchism and
other movements and ideologies. Above all, we wish to publish books that will help activist scholars and scholar activists think about how to challenge and build real alternatives to existing structures of oppression and injustice.
All proposals will be evaluated strictly according to their individual merits and compatibility with the aims of the series. In accord with this policy, we welcome proposals from independent scholars and new authors as well as from those with an institutional affiliation and publishing record. Titles accepted for publication in the series will be supported by an engaged and careful peer review process, including impartial assessments by
members of an international editorial advisory board consisting of leading scholars in the field.*
All books published in the series will be publicised widely and distributed internationally via co-operative arrangements among a prominent network of independent academic, activist, and publishing organisations, including Continuum Books, AK Press, the U.K. Anarchist Studies Network, the North American Anarchist Studies Network, and a range of other professional and activist groups and their associated websites and listservs. The general format of the series will be simultaneous hardback and paperback publication, with the latter priced affordably so as to reach as wide an audience as possible. All of the titles in the series will be published under a Creative Commons License ('copyleft'). This distinctive feature of the series ensures that permission for non-commercial reproduction of the books will be granted by the publishers free of charge to voluntary, campaign and community groups.
We are currently seeking book proposals that fit the description above. Please send proposals to one or more of the Book Series Editors:
Laurence Davis (ldavis@oceanfree.net), Alex Prichard (a.prichard@bristol.ac.uk),
Nathan Jun (nathan.jun@mwsu.edu), and Uri Gordon (uri@riseup.net).

Proposal guidelines may be downloaded from the Continuum website:

Books from the Merlin Press

Web: www.socialistregister.com Order books from www.merlinpress.co.uk

Heterodox Economics in the Media

Britain’s Austerity Apostles Duck the Debate

Financial Times editorial by Robert Skildesky. Read it  here .

U.K. Bust Needs Big Spender by Pettifor and Chick

Bloomberg Businessweek. Read it here.

Larry Summers and the Subversion of Economics

An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education by Charles Ferguson director of the new documentary Inside Job.  Read it here.

Queries from Heterodox Economists

Post Keynesian Economics and Social Justice

I [Ric Holt] am starting a book on Post Keynesian economics and social justice. The first part of the book will deal with the debate of justice between Rawls, Hayek and Sen. The second part will be looking historically at Post Keynesians and their ideas and contributions to social justice. The third part of the book will look at policy recommendations from a Post Keynesian perspective of social justice. Any suggestions of readings that I should look at I would appreciate. Also please feel free to share your ideas with me about the project.

Ric Holt
Southern Oregon University
e-mail: rholt@sou.edu
Tel: 541-552-6784

For Your Information

Committee on Transforming Finance

The Committee on Transforming Finance, a multinational network of career market participants: investors, asset managers, business executives, philanthropists, academics and financial authors, holds that the financial system is a global commons and calls for a new set of rules that would allow it to be governed in full conformance with this reality.  Follow the link to read and or sign the petition.

Petition Link

IIPPE In Brief, Issue 5: Call for Contributions

We are seeking contributions for the next issue of the IIPPE newsletter due out in November 2010
These can be:

See http://www.iippe.org/wiki/IIPPE_In_Brief for previous issues
Please send contributions to susanamynewman@googlemail.com

Web Link to the Photos from the Crete Conference (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53891161@N02/)