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Call for Papers
for Heterodox Economics 2011 Conference
Economists of Tomorrow
6–9 July 2011 | Nottingham Trent University, UK
Revised Call for Papers
- Small revisions and corrections to the previously published
- A new address for submissions; this is because submissions will
be administered by Nottingham Trent University
In more than ten years the AHE has established a reputation as a
major national and international forum for the discussion of
alternatives to mainstream economics, and for the interdisciplinary and
pluralistic nature of its discussions. It is also plays an ongoing role
in strengthening the community of heterodox economists, and to the
development of heterodox economic theories on various themes through
the dissemination of ideas and arguments.
The esteem of the economics profession has reached an all-time
low, in the wake of the global financial crisis that most economists
failed to predict. In this context we have a particularly important
role to play as heterodox economists, many of whom were well aware that
the crisis was imminent and who also have a range of proposals for new
stable and sustainable economic and social structures.
For 2011 the AHE Conference theme is Economists of Tomorrow. This
reflects the fact that, the world over, we are focused on challenging
the hegemonic domination of our profession by just one approach
embedded in mainstream economics, the neoclassical approach. The clear
failure of neoclassical economics to predict, explain or find solutions
to the global financial and economic crises makes it vulnerable. It is
our intention is to use this opportunity to further expand and
strengthen the case for pluralism within the economics profession.
Particular topics of interest under this over-arching theme
include: addressing the power structures of the profession such as the
Research Excellence Framework, the Royal Economic Society and the ABS
ranking of economics journals; pluralism in research and teaching;
research evaluation; openness to innovation and creativity; and the
relationships between economists and decision-makers. The 2011
Conference will have both refereed and non-refereed papers. All paper
proposals should indicate whether the paper is intended to be refereed
A feature of the AHE is as a pluralist forum for dialogue.
Consequently, the conference will also provide a broad pluralistic and
interdisciplinary forum to discuss issues that members of the AHE and
others feel are important. To gain an idea of the sorts of topics and
issues that may be of interest to participants please see the details
of the AHE conference 2010
The international character of the conference has been a vital
factor in its growing success. Scholars requiring documentation in
support of visa or funding applications should indicate this at the
time of submitting an abstract or panel proposal. Conference
registration fees, all transportation and accommodation costs are at
the expense of participants. Nevertheless, the AHE Conference Steering
Committee is able to allocate some limited funding to assist
participants from outside the US and European Union whose proposal is
accepted. If you wish to apply for help with your conference costs
please contact the organising committee by email via AHEconference@ntu.ac.uk
The conference language is English.
Details regarding submission and registration
The conference invites submissions for single papers, panels and
sessions of relevance to the over-arching conference theme or address
topics or issues of importance to heterodox economics from standpoints
which differ from, or critically examine, mainstream economics.
To facilitate dialogue and timetabling, participants whose papers
are accepted must register by Monday 13 June 2011.
All participants will be expected to take part in at least two full
days of the conference, in order to be included in the final programme.
Participants should also be prepared to serve as discussants and/or
session chairs. Further registration details will be announced later.
All participants, including those proposed for sessions and
themes, must submit an abstract electronically to AHEConference@ntu.ac.uk
abstracts for papers, which must be no longer than one page, should
include a brief informative title, a clear statement of the issue the
proposed paper will address, its main points, and its argument.
Abstracts must be submitted by Sunday 30 January
. Your abstract must state if you wish your paper to be
considered for a theme and if you require it to be refereed. You must
provide contact and affiliation details for all authors. If your paper
is submitted in the name of more than one author, please indicate who
will receive correspondence. The authors of successful abstracts will
be notified and must provide a complete paper by Thursday
12 May 2011
(refereed papers) or Thursday
26 May 2011
(non-refereed papers), unless the proposal is to be
taken in a poster session. Both papers and abstracts must either be in
Word or PDF format.
The AHE welcomes proposals for complete single sessions and
encourages those which address a single topic or issue from a variety
of viewpoints or disciplines. Session proposals should be sent to AHEconference@ntu.ac.uk
- a short title (no more than 5 words)
- a description of the session which should be no more than one
- the names of the proposed participants in the session
- an abstract for each paper to be included in the session
- the name and email address of the session organiser
The deadline for complete sessions is Sunday
30 January 2011.
We encourage proposals for themes which address a single topic or
issue from a variety of viewpoints or disciplines. The conference
committee will work with theme organisers, when constructing the
conference programme, to construct a coherent list of sessions for the
theme, and schedule these so that participants can follow the theme.
Theme proposals should be sent to AHEconference@ntu.ac.uk
- a short title (no more than 5 words)
- a short description of the type of paper that would be suitable
for inclusion in the theme
- the name and email address(es) of the theme organiser(s)
Themes, once agreed by the conference committee, will be posted
on the website along with contact details for theme organisers up until
the closing date for papers. When submitting paper proposals, authors
will be invited to indicate for which theme, if any, they consider it
suitable. Theme organisers will be asked to consider all such
submissions for inclusion.
The deadline for themes is Sunday 30
Poster sessions are intended to encourage new work by
postgraduate or postdoctoral students, will depend on the number of
submissions, and will be announced nearer the date of conference. If
you wish your paper to be presented in a poster session, you need not
provide a complete paper.
The deadline for poster sessions is Sunday
30 January 2011.
Abstracts for all papers - to be included in a theme, complete
session or general conference session, and poster sessions: Sunday 30
Proposal for complete sessions: Sunday 30 January 2011
Proposals for themes: Sunday 30 January 2011
All proposals and abstracts will be considered and notified as
Paper proposals will be notified: Monday 14 February 2011
Complete session proposals will be notified: Monday 14 February
Theme proposals will be notified: Monday 14 February 2011
Details on how to (electronically) submit full papers will
accompany this notification
Refereed papers are to be submitted: Thursday 12 May 2011
Non-refereed papers are to be submitted: Thursday 26 May 2011
Deadline for presenters' registration: Monday 13 June 2011
(Papers from presenters who fail to register for the Conference by this
deadline will be withdrawn)
‘Retailing and Institutions, c. 1400-2000’
Thursday 24 March 2011 | University of Wolverhampton, UK
CHORD welcomes proposals to a one-day workshop devoted to the
relationship between retailing and institutions, from approximately
1400 to the present. The term 'institutions' is to be interpreted
widely, and includes both institutions established by retailers and
institutions that sought to influence, control, limit, or to do
business with retailers. All methodological and disciplinary
perspectives are welcome. Papers based on any geographical areas are
interest include - but are not limited to:
- Guilds and urban
- Retailers and the
- Central and local
- Retailers, charities
and pressure groups
- Trade, professional
and consumer associations
- Retailers and
- Retailers and the
- Trade unions and
- Retailers, banks and
Proposals (including title and an abstract of c. 200 words) should be
sent to: L.Ugolini@wlv.ac.uk
by 28 January 2011
The workshop will take place in Room MC315, Millennium City Building,
Wolverhampton. For directions, please click here. MC
building is located in City Campus South.
For further information, please contact L.Ugolini@wlv.ac.uk
CHORD web-pages: http://home.wlv.ac.uk/~in6086/chord.html
on "Democracy in Evolution"
Saturday, July 16, 2011 | Los Angeles, US.
We are a small group researching the further evolution of
democracy as a function of underlying evolutionary biology. Our
findings tell us that democracy is, in fact, a stage into a further and
inevitable mode of human interaction.
- All government/economy so far has evolved out of the neonate
ignorance and pecking order of human origins as warm-blooded,
cerebrating vertebrates -but-
- Continuing existence under genetic imperative defaults to
science as the best and only agency of that existence.
The continuing evolution of democracy entails successively
greater interaction with science. What are the dynamics of that
interaction? -and what, the implications of those dynamics and the
consequences and logistics entailed?
Deadline is May 16, but the sooner we receive responses and
abstracts, the better we understand the nature of this singularly new
Abstracts should be limited to 250 words -all formats accepted.
Dr. David Scholler will discuss problems existing in democracy
under institutionalizations typically in conflict with each other.
It is our intention to hold this exploratory, no-fee conference
in a Los Angeles centrally-located area on July 16, 2011 -material and
discussion coming from the natural sciences primarily and their
governmental relationships in general -biology, anthropology,
environmental science, economics, political science, social science,
legislative process et cetera. Your response
in any aspect of this unique undertaking would be greatly appreciated
-'no interest' et cetera.
-for the DH Group
Conference on "The Politics
of Labour and Development"
September 28 to 30, 2011 | Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Global Labour University is pleased to announce a call for papers
for the 2011 conference on “The Politics of Labour and
Development” to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from
September 28 to 30, 2011.
The global economic crisis has had a particularly hard-hitting
impact on working people, their families and communities throughout the
world. What is more, they also face an environmental crisis that is
closely linked to the economic crisis. Together, these crises have
intensified the dispossession of the commons (including both local
resources and public goods such as health and education), the
informalisation of labour, unemployment, national and global social
inequality, and the “slummification” of cities.
Declining biodiversity, climate change and pollution are evidence
of the impact of the crisis on the planet itself. Environmental
degradation threatens viable livelihoods and endangers public health.
Meanwhile the market imperatives get defining power over daily life,
business interests tighten their stranglehold on the state logic and
power is transferred to supranational institutions with limited
democratic accountability, simultaneously narrowing electoral choices,
and increasingly restrictions on protest.
Labour, as a key social force of the excluded majority, has a
crucial role to play in countering the destructive logics of
capitalism. The politics of labour is about altering the balance
of power away from capital and unelected bureaucracies toward labour
and broader society. The politics of labour is also about
overcoming the multiple relations of power and oppression, including
the economic, political, gender, ethnic and cultural, that contribute
to and reproduce the power of the few and the subordination of the
many. This has the following dimensions:
1) The workplace imperative: Labour’s attempts to
reverse the declining wage share and extract as much of the social
surplus created through mobilisation for higher wages and better
working conditions, as can be seen in the recent strike wave in South
Africa and other parts of the world. This is especially important as
rising inequality has devastating effects on society, as more and more
people are pushed to margins of production and consumption patterns.
For example, this includes issues of the distribution of
productivity growth, minimum wages and basic income grants as well as
policy issues of taxation and redistribution.
2) New forms of power or leverage: With rising unemployment
and increasing numbers of workers pushed into precarious forms of work,
traditional sources of power are eroded, but new forms of power are
being explored, often by the most marginalized and sectors
traditionally ignored by labour movements. Labour’s links
to other social forces is crucial here. This also raises
questions about who constitutes the working class, with wider
understandings of labour increasingly finding salience in innovative
movements around the world. The development of transnational
linkages and networks is also an important dimension to the development
of new forms of power and leverage.
3) The policy imperative: Labour’s attempts, often in
alliance with other groups in civil society, to pressure governments to
increase the social wage (public health, education, transport, housing,
etc.), increase employment and change economic (and slowly
environmental) policy accordingly. For example, what would a
“green new deal” look like? We also encourage papers that
look at the conversion of industrial production into alternative forms
of production and consumption as well as papers looking at ecological
What are the most effective ways to develop pro-working class
policy? Corporatism seems to have spread, rather than declined, in the
neo- liberal era: what is its balance sheet?
4) Political parties, alliances and trade union organizations,
and political power: Labour’s attempts to directly alter the
balance of state power, either
- through alliances with ruling political parties,
- through the reorganization of trade union organizations and
- through the development of alternative organizations and
alliances with other movements in civil society, or
- through building movements that refuse to participate in the
state, but are willing to pressure it for reforms.
This raises questions about the role of labour—as a
reforming force, as a legitimating function that hindersmore radical
challenges to state power, or as a central actor in building an
alternative to the destructive logic of capitalist development.
The nature of political alliances and forms of mobilizing are
vital issues that are being experimented on in various regions of the
world (e.g., many movements in Latin America, South Korean marginalized
workers, etc.). It also raises questions about international approaches
to global governance.
5) The economic imperative. Within the neoliberal framework,
competitiveness becomes more aggressive and self-destructing through
currency manipulation, quantitative easing, wage dumping, trade
barriers, devaluation etc. Is there space for economic policy
nationally and internationally that avoids the disadvantages of a
competitive race to the bottom or a retreat in isolated economic
6) Alternative forms of production, consumption and
redistribution: This raises questions about what are alternative forms
of production and consumption. For example, worker cooperatives,
microcredit/microfinance projects (including its problems for informal
sector workers), local agricultural production, and solidarity economy
alternatives have emerged around the world.
We welcome submissions for papers on any of these themes.
While we encourage submission of papers that broadly fit into the
themes, we will also consider papers that do not fit directly into one
of the themes as long as they address the broad focus of the
conference. The GLU encourages policy orientated research and therefore
welcomes submissions that not only analyses the problem, but also offer
some policy initiatives and solutions for debate.
Commodification in Latin America: Limits and Possibilities
May 6, 2011 in Baltimore on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins
| Conference Website
The Johns Hopkins University Program in Latin American Studies
announces a Call for Papers for its Spring Conference,
“Development and Commodification in Latin America: Limits and
Possibilities,” with Dr. Fernando Coronil (CUNY-Graduate Center)
as the Keynote Speaker.
Please e-mail a title, an abstract (about 200 words), academic
affiliation, and contact information in a word document to email@example.com by February 4.
We encourage you to stay updated about the conference by visiting a
website we, the conference committee, are constructing for fostering
on-going discussion about themes of commodification and development. We
also plan to add logistical information about the activities of the
event as the conference date gets closer.
El programa de Estudios Latino Americanos de Johns Hopkins University
convoca trabajos para su Conferencia titulada "Desarrollo y
mercantilización en América Latina: límites y
posibilidades," con el Dr. Fernando Coronil (CUNY-Graduate Center) como
invitado principal. La conferencia se llevará a cabo el 6 de
Mayo, 2011, en Baltimore, en el Homewood Campus de Johns Hopkins
University. Por favor enviar título, breve resumen (alrededor de
200 palabras), afiliación académica, y datos de contacto
antes del 4 de Febrero, 2011 a firstname.lastname@example.org
Invitamos a todos a conocer la pagina web que estamos construyendo
Conferencia. La idea es fomentar discusión sobre los temas del
debate de la conferencia y utilizarlo para difundir información
logística sobre los actividades del evento.
For further information, download Call for Papers.
ESHET Conference 2011
19-22 May 2011 | Bogazici University, Istanbul | website
The 15th Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of
Economic Thought (ESHET) will be held on 19-22 May 2011 at Bogazici
University, Istanbul (Conference web site: http://www.eshet2011.org/) The
Conference will be organized by the Department of Economics, and will
be held at the University campus in Istanbul, Turkey.
- 10 January 2011: Deadline for abstract submissions. To submit a
paper, please go to the conference website: http://www.eshet2011.org/
- 30th January 2011: Notification of accepted/rejected abstracts
- 15th April 2011: Deadline for sending full papers
- 19-22 May 2011: Conference
Call for Papers
ESHET 2011 welcomes papers and proposed sessions in all areas of the
history of economic thought. To submit a proposal please send an
abstract of about 400 words for a paper and/or a proposal of about 600
words for a session (together with the abstracts of the session papers)
no later than the 15th December 2010. There are two further features to
the conference. Firstly, ESHET 2011 will host a special theme titled:
“Competition, Innovation and Rivalry” around which some
plenary and special sessions will be organized. Papers and session
proposals concerning “Competition, Innovation and Rivalry”
are welcome and subject to the same submission procedures as all other
The general motivation behind the special theme is given below:
“Competition, Innovation and Rivalry”: The way in which
innovation has been described, categorised, contextualised and
theorised by various figures as well as schools of thought in the
discipline of economics warrants a thorough investigation from a
history of economic thought perspective. Although it is a truism that
some approaches in economics by focusing on the conditions of
allocating resources efficiently within a static framework failed to
consider innovation properly, other approaches by underscoring the
evolutionary characteristics of the economy, and thus by paying
attention to dynamic efficiency, aimed at shedding light on innovation
in an explicit manner. Knowledge and entrepreneurship standing as
natural ingredients of innovation, much debate has been devoted to the
roles played by competition, rivalry and collaboration among economic
actors. A corollary of this debate has been on the characterisation of
different economic syst ems in boosting or hampering innovation.
Despite the lack of consensus about the causes as well as the
consequences of innovation, many different fields in mainstream
economics and many heterodox approaches have generated invaluable
insights. Keeping track of all the different developments is certainly
challenging, but focusing on the key aspects as of how the history of
economic thought may further investigate the topic is feasible and thus
constitutes the subject matter of the 2011 Conference. We are
interested in papers that expose the history of economic ideas
concerning innovation, competition and rivalry as well as papers that
provide a historical or methodological perspective concerning
methodological, ideological and political debates which evolved around
- Professor Stavros Ioannides
- 2nd Keynote speaker: TBA
- Steven Medema (Blanqui Lecture)
Reach-out Sessions: The second feature of this conference is that we
would like to encourage the organisation of sessions in which
historians of economics meet economic theorists, economic historians,
sociologists, historians of science, political scientists and scholars
from other areas of the social sciences. Ideally we would like the
organisers of such sessions to enlist the people from the other
disciplines but we would also be happy to work with specific proposals
even if there are no specific names attached. *
ESHET Young Scholars Seminar
ESHET invites young scholars (i.e. those who are working on or have
just completed a PhD, regardless of their age) to submit their work to
the Young Scholars Seminar to be held on the occasion of the ESHET
Conference. Six submissions will be selected: ESHET will cover board,
accommodation and registration fees plus travel expenses up to
€300. The authors of the selected papers will have 30 minutes each
to present the paper and a senior scholar, appointed by the ESHET
Council, will discuss it. Papers may be on any topic relevant to the
history of economics, and are not restricted to the conference theme.
ESHET encourages young scholars to participate in the conference. A
one-year ESHET membership is offered to all young scholars who submit a
paper. Candidates should e-mail a paper no longer than 9000 words to
Professors Manuela Mosca and Annie Cot ( email@example.com
and ; Annie.Cot@univ-paris1.fr),
by February 20, 2011. The results of the selection process will be
communicated to the candidates by 25 March 2011. Papers that have not
been selected will be considered for presentation at other conference
ESHET 2011 Conference Scientific Committee: Fikret Adaman, Ragip Ege,
Harald Hagemann, Amos Witztum
Local Organizers: Fikret Adaman, N. Emrah Aydinonat, Cem Behar, Ragip
Ege, Sevket Pamuk
The Geopolitics of European Financial Landscapes
Paper session at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2011,
London, 31 Aug - 2 Sept 2011, www.rgs.org/AC2011
- Manuel B. Aalbers, Ewald R. Engelen & James D. Sidaway,
University of Amsterdam
- E-mail ONLY M.B.Aalbers@uva.nl
for questions and expressions of interest.
What started as a
housing market crisis in the US has since morphed into one of the
biggest sovereign debt crises ever and is currently challenging the
Euro and shaping the trajectory of the EU and Europe's place in the
We invite papers that address the causes and geographical consequences
of the recent European manifestations of the financial crisis. For what
is striking about the current European sovereign debt crisis is its
reflection of the complex linkages between territory, economy and
politics. The early political decision to transform the private
liabilities of banks into public liabilities of states has made the
fate of states and banks co-dependent. This session aims to bring
together political and economic geographies that address these themes.
Topics could include (but are not limited to):
- How integrated are European financial markets?
- How are credit markets across Europe affected by, and recovering
from, the crisis? What has happened to the markets for and trade in
securities and derivatives?
- What are the local effects of the national responses to the
transnational sovereign debt crisis in Europe?
- What role do multinational organizations like the IMF play in
the resolving of the crisis and to what extent differs their role in
Europe from that in Asia and Latin-America in earlier debt crises?
- How are financial markets being conceptualized by politicians
and journalists? How does that differ from views from the inside?
- How are sovereign risks framed and constructed?
- What role do new markets like the market for CDS contracts that
provide insurance against debt restructuring and default play in the
- Where are these 'markets' 'located'?
- What are their origins? How did they come to play such an
important role in risk assessments?
- To what extent is the euro crisis reinforced by the hybrid
character of the EU body politic (a mixture of communitarian and
- How do local, national and European level governance interact in
the context of crisis?
- How is the tension between European coordination and national
interests negotiated in the context of the G20, the IMF and the Basle
- How does European reregulation of financial markets and banking
contrast with financial reform in Asia, the US and elsewhere?
- What future for European financial markets post crisis?
Please send your abstract of approximately 250 words before February
11 to M.B.Aalbers@uva.nl
Include your affiliation, e-mail address, etc.
January 6-8, 2012 | Chicago, USA
The History of Economics Society (HES) will sponsor four sessions at
the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) meetings, January 6-8,
2012, in Chicago, Illinois.
The ASSA offers historians of economic thought an opportunity to
present high-quality historical research to an audience of professional
economists. Given this, preference will be given to proposals that are
most likely to interest the broader community. Proposals are invited
for entire sessions, rather than single papers.
Please submit session proposals, including abstracts for papers
(approximately 200 words), to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. The deadline is May 1, 2011
Vice President, HES
Japanese Society for Post
Keynesian Economics Conference
The Japanese Society for Post Keynesian Economics will hold "the
International Seminar on Economics in the Financial Crisis" on 22-23
March 2011 at Meiji University, Tokyo.
Professor G.C. Harcourt will give two lectures at our seminar.
For those who wish to present a paper in our seminar, please submit
your abstract to email@example.com
until 21 January 2011.
The Revolution of Time and
the Time of Revolution Conference
March 25-26, 2011 | Binghamton, NY
Sponsored by The Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture Student
Alliance at SUNY Binghamton University
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter Gratton, Assistant Professor of Philosophy,
University of San Diego, CA
What sense of time is produced through radical politics? Is the
understanding of time as future part of a radical imagination? If the
commitment to radical social change involves looking forward into the
future, will that leave us with a sense of futurity that depends on the
linearity of yesterday, today, and tomorrow? To interrogate the
emergence of radical creations and socialities, we welcome submissions
that theorize time as it relates broadly to politics, cultural
conflicts, alternative imaginaries, and resistant practices. Time has
historically been thought and inhabited through a variety of frameworks
and styles of being. At times the present repeats or seems to repeat
the past. There are actions that seem to take place outside of time, to
be infinite or instantaneous. Theories of emergence view time as
folding in on itself. Indigenous cosmologies and Buddhist philosophers
put forward the possibility of no-time or of circular and cyclical
The radical question of time is one around which the work of many
scholars has revolved: Derrida on the to-come [*a-venir*] of democracy,
Negri’s work on *kairos*, Agamben on kairology, Santos on the
expansive notion of the present, Deleuze and Guattari on becoming. This
heterological list is far from exhaustive, while hinting at the depth
of the theme that our conference cultivates. A central political
concern, time invokes our most careful attention and the PIC conference
provides the setting for this endeavor. We must find the time for time.
At its core, this conference seeks to explore the relationship between
time and revolution. Time here may mean *not just *simple clock and
calendar time but rather a way of seeing time as part of a material
thread that can go this way and that, weaving* *together* *the fabric
of political projects producing the world otherwise. Ultimately, the
question of time fosters a critical engagement with potentiality,
potency, and power; as well as with the virtual and the actual, of the
to be and the always already.
We seek papers, projects, and performances that add to the knowledge of
time and revolution, but also ones that clear the way for new thinking,
new alliances, new beings.
Some possible topics might include:
- Radical notions of futurity, historicity, or the expansive
- Conceptions on the right moment of action.
- The political reality of time as stasis or cyclical.
- The colonial creation of universal time, and decolonial
cosmologies of time.
- Work on thinkers of time and revolution.
- Work on potentiality, the virtual, and the actual.
- Capital and labor time.
In keeping with the interdisciplinary emphasis of Binghamton
University's Program in Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture, we seek
work that flourishes in the conjunction of multiple frames of
epistemological inquiry, from fields including, but not limited to:
postcolonial studies, decolonial studies, queer and gender studies,
ethnic studies, media and visual culture studies, urban studies,
science and technology studies, critical theory, critical animal
studies, continental philosophy, and historiography.
Workers/writers/thinkers of all different disciplinary,
inter-disciplinary, and non-disciplinary stripes welcome, whether
academically affiliated or not. Submissions may be textual,
Abstracts of 500 words maximum due by Feburary 1, 2011. In a separate
paragraph state your name, address, telephone number, email and
organizational or institutional affiliation, if any.
Email proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org
with a cc: to email@example.com
Problemas del Desarrollo,
Revista Latinoamericana de Economía
Desarrollo, Revista Latinoamericana de Economía (Problems
of Development, a Latin American Economic Journal) is a peer-reviewed
journal which is included in the most important economic data bases
around the world.
Our principal mission is that the journal participate in the debate on
economic theory, nationally and internationally, on issues that are
relevant to the study of problems of development.
The Journal Problemas del Desarrollo deals with the problematic
confronting Latin America in economic development from a rigorous
multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary view. It is a journal critical
of orthodox focuses in which the problem of development is absent.
Problemas del Desarrollo brings together academics and researchers in
the areas of development theory, economic theory, political economy,
applied economics and economic policy-making to participate with
articles that reflect the relevance of the paradigms that been used to
try to explain the causes of development and under-development, in
particular in Latin America.
Articles presented for publication should be unpublished and
essentially the product of research with results relevant to the study
of problems of development and under-development.
Although the publication’s official language is Spanish, we also
accept contributions in English, French and Portuguese. The Journal
reserves the right to translate contributions into Spanish if they
Articles will not exceed 30 double-spaced quarto-sized pages of no more
than 1,700 letters and spaces. This includes the summary, tables,
graphs, bibliography and annexes.
Original articles should be sent to the Director of the Journal, Dra.
Alicia Girón, at the following address:
Problemas del Desarrollo
Revista Latinoamericana de Economía
Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas (IIEc), UNAM
Circuito Mario de la Cueva s/n
Ciudad de la Investigación en Humanidades,
Ciudad Universitaria, C.P. 04510, México, D.F.
Telephone: (52) 56 23 01 05;
Voice-mail and fax: (52) 5623-0097.
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download Call for Papers.
Religion and the
Marketplace: New Perspectives and New Findings
06.10.2011-08.10.2011 | HCA, Hauptstraße 120, Lecture Hall,
Heidelberg. Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) and American
Studies Network (ASN)
As decided at the 2010 meeting of the European Association of American
Studies in Dublin, the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA), in
cooperation with the American Studies Network (ASN), will host a
conference entitled "Religion and the Marketplace: New Perspectives and
New Findings." The HCA will host the conference on October 6-8, 2011,
as part of Heidelberg University's 625th anniversary celebration.
This international and interdisciplinary conference aims to investigate
and explain how the conditions of the marketplace have determined,
influenced, and limited American religion in the past and present.
Given the prominence of the Establishment and Free Exercise clauses in
the American constitution, a broad-based 'competition for souls and
purses' has historically helped define the contours of religion in
conference will build upon previous insights while probing further into
the complex relationship between religion and the marketplace along the
lines described below.
We invite scholars in American Studies and related fields (geography,
history, law, literature, media studies, political science, religious
studies, theology, etc.) to submit paper abstracts for this conference.
Individual paper abstracts (200-250 words) should be specifically
directed at one (or more) of the panel topics included in this CFP.
Abstracts must be received by March 31, 2011. Participants will be
notified by May 1, 2011. All questions and submissions should be sent
electronically to: email@example.com.
We especially desire participation from European scholars working in
these fields, but welcome submissions from all around the world. The
HCA will cover travel expenses (economy), lodging and meals for
the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2011
For the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (“The
Learneds”) on June 1-4 in Fredericton, the Society for Socialist
Studies is seeking papers for a session about the state of left-wing
economics and proposals for other sessions.
Call for Papers for a Session on “Economics: Left, Right, or
For a long time, right-wing economics served the world’s
capitalists quite well as a means to justify their quest for profits
and as a toolbox for the management of capitalist economies. The crisis
that hit the world economy in 2008 proved this kind of economics wrong
on both accounts. Since then, left-wing economists, Keynesians and
Marxists, used their chance to say that they had been right with their
dire predictions about the future of capitalist accumulation,
particularly its neoliberal kind, all along. But they didn’t take
the time to ask why just a few people were interested in their
analyses. With the crisis in its third year, the demand for left-wing
economics is still limited. One might even wonder whether the crisis
was just a refreshing phase of creative destruction neoliberal
This workshop will investigate the reasons why demand for left-wing
economics is so low. Is there just a lack of supply? And if so, is this
because left-wing economists are largely barred from economics
departments and the media? Or is it because they still try to sell
yesteryears’ ideas instead of offering innovative Marxist and/or
Keynesian analysis? Or is there a lack of customers because most people
on the left decided to abandon economics for other fields of inquiry
The workshop “Economics: Left, Right, or Wrong” invites
papers that speak to the aforementioned questions or contribute to the
re-invigoration of left-wing economics in any other way.
Contact: Ingo Schmidt - firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers, Roundtables and Sessions on “Continental
Shifts, Divisions, and Solidarities”
The West is looking East. Capitalists are seeking cheap labour and new
customers in China. Workers fear low-wage competition and job losses.
Politicians wonder whether China, possibly in conjunction with India,
Russia and Brazil, will challenge the world dominance of Western
countries. Environmentalists worry about the ecological impact of new
centres of economic growth.
Yet it is by no means certain whether there really is a continental
shift from the West to the East and whether economic growth can be
sustained after the world economic crisis 2008/9. Maybe the East is
just getting westernized as other parts of the world have before.
Moreover, little do we in the West know about the aspirations, hopes
and fears of people living on other continents.
What we can do is to speculate about the future. Times of uncertainty
are also times of historical openings. Will there be ever-tighter
market integration, a trans-pacific solidarity of capitalists? Will
there be political divisions between the East and the West? Will
workers East and West find ways to overcome the divisions that kept
them apart for most of capitalist history? Will today’s workers
struggles in China inspire workers struggles of the future in other
countries and on other continents?
The changing geography of the world economy is intimately linked to
changes in social structures within and between countries. Gender roles
and ethnic compositions of societies are shaken, creating the space for
new solidarities across the dividing lines of race and gender but also
producing the danger of new forms of sexism and racism.
Like any other changes in the past, the “Continental Shifts,
Divisions, and Solidarities” are also a challenge to the ways we
understand the world(s) around us. Thus, this is a time to rethink
established epistemologies, theories and underlying philosophies. The
Society of Socialist Studies invites proposals for papers, roundtables,
and session addressing any aspect of the theme of “Continental
Shifts, Divisions, and Solidarities”.
Proposals for Roundtables and Sessions
At this point we are mainly interested in proposals for roundtables and
sessions, which will then be posted on our website so that individuals
can propose papers to all suggested sessions. Proposals for roundtables
should include a list of participants. Unlike sessions they are not
open for individual proposals.
Proposals for Papers
You can submit proposals for an individual paper at this point. The
Programme Committee will try to find a place for it. Sessions open for
individual proposals will be posted to our website as soon as they are
accepted by the Programme Committee.
Please submit abstracts (maximum of 100 words) for any proposals before
15 January 2011 to: Ingo Schmidt, Programme Committee Chair, email@example.com
Symposium on Harmer and Henry to be published in the Economics and
Labour Relations Review 2011
Reforming Australia’s Tax/Transfer
Landscape: Evaluating the economic and social impacts of Harmer and
Symposium Editors: Hazel Bateman and Peter Kriesler
CALL FOR PAPERS
Over the period 2008-2010 Australia has seen unprecedented attention
paid to its transfer and tax systems, with the Harmer Pension Review
conducted over the period 2008-09 and the inquiry into
Australia’s Future Tax System (the Henry Tax Review) over 2008-10.
The aim of the Harmer Pension Review was to consider measures to
strengthen the financial security of the aged, carers, and people with
disability. Considerations included appropriate levels of income
support and allowances, the frequency of payments, and the structure
and payment of concessions and other entitlements.
The overall context of the Henry Tax Review was to comprehensively
review Australia's tax system to create a tax structure that positioned
Australia to deal with the demographic, social, economic and
environmental challenges of the 21st century and enhance Australia's
economic and social outcomes. This included an examination of the
relationship between the tax and transfer systems.
Together the reviews were far reaching and established a blueprint for
future reform of Australia’s tax/transfer system. Yet, so far,
few recommendations have been transformed into policy.
We will be publishing a symposium focussing on Australia’s recent
tax/transfer reviews in Economic and Labour Relations Review during
2011. To that end, we are seeking offers of contributions which analyse
a broad range of issues associated with the economic and social impacts
of the recommendations (whether subsequently implemented or not) of
either or both of the reviews.
Submissions (of no longer than 8,000 words) are invited by 1 July 2011.
All submissions will undergo blind peer review by two referees. Please
refer to the ELRR ‘Notes for Contributors’ when preparing
submissions at: http://www.orgmanagement.unsw.edu.au/nps/servlet/portalservice?GI_ID=System.LoggedOutInheritableArea&maxWnd=_ResearchCentres_IRRC_ELRRNotesforContributors
The Symposium will be published towards the end of 2011.
If you would like to discuss a possible contribution please contact:
Hazel Bateman, Joint Executive Editor,
Economics and Labour Relations Review
SOAS, University of London | 12th March 2011
This conference is concerned with control. On what it means today
–under globalised late capitalism – to take or be in
control of institutions, whether political, economic, or academic. We
are concerned with theorising how to take control, and on what to do
when we take it. We want to focus not on the dangers of control –
since the corrupting effects of power have been amply theorized –
but rather on what it means to take responsibility and effect change,
and what this change could be.
That is, how can a vision for society be enacted in practical terms?
What is the role of democratic participation in this process of
mastering social change? And how do we remain accountable as we take
control. Does taking control mean working against, within or beside the
existing institutional structure?
This question remains under-theorised in contemporary critical
political theory – which often remains limited to the critique of
the status quo. Without the impulse to take responsibility and take
control, this critique becomes meaningless – it results in a de
facto acceptance. Where projects like the ‘Idea of
Communism’ stop, this conference seeks to take the next step. It
must be situated along work such as the Turbulence Collective’s
‘What it means to win’ volume and Erik-Olin-Wright’s
We are clear that the idea of communism remains important and a project
to be fought for. However in the strategic question we are at an
impasse, how to take control and implement a new communism? The
vanguard model seems discredited, but the model of the multitude seems
non-committal, a mere waiting for things to gradually come together,
resulting in a de facto withdrawal from the social. Even more than this
impasse, in times of late capitalism the very meaning of what being in
control entails is no longer clear. We want to move from thinking about
the idea of communism to implementing it.
We invite 300 word abstracts for 20-minute papers dealing with these
and other issues concerning control. Please send abstracts, along with
your name and institutional affiliation, to BOTH Alexej Ulbricht (firstname.lastname@example.org) and
Luke Evans (email@example.com)
by 23rd December 2010.
Socialism, Varieties of Approaches
March 5, 2011 | Carleton University, Canada
While the Great Recession triggered a global contagion unmatched
in severity since the 1930s, unlike the depression and post-War years
the legitimacy of capitalism (and neoliberalism) has not been seriously
called into question. Rather than fundamentally challenging the logic
of capital, most “solutions” to the crisis have been
premised on more regulation and oversight amidst the admission of moral
hazard. Solutions and the meaning of change have been squarely
encapsulated to accommodate the needs of capital and its state, rather
than seek to transcend it. Indeed, for all the talk of
‘crisis’ there remains a profound pessimism among many
seeking to realize a better world. Despite isolated acts of resistance,
it is clear that the working class is today more fragmented and
alienated than at any point since the Great Depression. Arguably,
however, the need for a renewed socialist project is greater today than
The Critical Social Research Collaborative is seeking panel
discussions that examine historical and contemporary models of
socialism, as well as presentations that aim to rekindle the socialist
imagination, while charting new pathways. Proposals may include, but
are not limited to:
- Theoretical & Methodological Reassessments
- Legacies of 20th Century Socialism
- Socialism & Democracy
- Socialist & Intersectional Analyses: Anti-Racist, Feminist
and Ecological Interventions
- Challenging Intellectualism & Anti-Intellectualism
- Arts & Culture
- Digital Media & Communication
- New Socialist Movements: Building 21st Century Socialism
- Labour & New Forms of Organizational Expression
- Trade Union Organizing: History, Transformation and Change
Please send your proposal, including an abstract of no more than
300 words, title, brief biography and three keywords that describe your
project to the conference committee at CSRCproject@live.ca
Accepted submissions may be solicited for inclusion in a forthcoming
peer-reviewed anthology. Deadline for proposals is January 15th 2011
. Decisions will be made by
the end of January.
Keynote Address by Paresh Chattopadhyay, Université du
Québec à Montréal
The CRITICAL SOCIAL RESEARCH COLLABORATIVE (CSRC) is an
interdisciplinary research unit comprised of faculty, graduate
students, trade union and community activists based at
CarletonUniversity. For information on past events, conferences and
online presentations, please visit us at www.CSRCproject.ca
WAPE (World Association for
Political Economy) 2011 Conference
Theme: Responses to Capitalist Crisis:
Neoliberalism and Beyond
The Sixth Forum of the World Association for Political Economy
May 27-29, 2011, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA |
Co-sponsored by the Union for Radical
Topics for the Sixth WAPE Forum
1. Class analysis of the responses to the financial and economic crisis.
2. Is neoliberalism on the way out or will it survive the economic
crisis? What might replace it?
3. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the revived Keynesian
4. What problems are posed by the rising national debt in many
5. The prospects for major institutional and regulatory reform in the
global economy and in various countries.
6. Class analysis of the growth of right-wing movements in response to
the economic crisis.
7. Lessons from the history of past capitalist crises for the current
8. The problems of, and opportunities for, building socialism in the
midst of capitalist crisis.
9. Can the euro survive the current economic crisis?
10. The danger that tensions among states due to the economic crisis
may lead to serious conflict.
11. Can the East Asian Model be accepted by the other countries?
12. Indigenous people in the United States
13. Human Development Economics in Political Economy
Proposals for both individual papers and complete sessions are welcome.
Please send your application, including curriculum vitae and a paper
abstract of 500 words (in Chinese or English), to Professor Xiaoqin
Ding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications: January 15, 2011.
Applicants will be notified about acceptance of their paper by February
Papers (in Chinese or English), of up to 6,000 words, will be due by
March 31, 2011.
For further information, download the Final Call for Papers.
Workshop on Behavioral and
April 29 to 30, 2011 | University of Florence, Italy
Center for Experimental Economics is pleased to announce the 2011
Annual Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Economics to be held in
Firenze (Italy) on April 29-30, 2011.
In order to promote the exchange between international and Italian
scholars on current research in Behavioral and Experimental Economics,
we invite submission of paper abstracts on the following topics:
- Individual choice behavior
- Emotions and cognitive processes
- Bargaining experiments
- Coordination problems
- Public goods
- Experimental asset markets and auctions
- Behavioural finance
The following keynote speakers will be presenting.
Paper abstracts (max 250 words) should be submitted within February
15th to: email@example.com
Acceptance will be communicated by February 20th. Registration
and workshop fee. The workshop fee will be 99.99 euros and the
registration should be done by February 28th. The fee will be inclusive
of lunch and dinner. To register, please fill out the registration form
which can be downloaded at http://www.beelab.unifi.it/workshop2011/
and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Further Information on programme and accommodation are available at: http://www.beelab.unifi.it/workshop2011/
The Workshop is promoted by the Interuniversity Center for Experimental
Economics, the Faculty of Economics of the University of Firenze,
BEELab and LabSi Experimental Laboratories.
The organising committee:
Domenico Colucci, Alessandro
Innocenti, Maria Grazia Pazienza, Chiara Rapallini, Roberto Ricciuti,
Discovery in the social sciences: Towards an empirically-informed
philosophy of social science
University of Leuven, Belgium | March 22-23, 2011 | website
Submission deadline for abstracts: 31 December, 2010.
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2011.
- Alison Wylie (University of Washington): "transformative
criticism as a catalyst for discovery: Community Based Collaborative
Practice in archaeology"
- Jack Vromen (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Call for abstracts:
The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars who are working
in the philosophy of the social sciences, especially those interested
in scientific practice. The theme is discovery in the social sciences.
We invite submissions of extended abstracts (about 1000 words), and we
are especially eager to hear from young researchers, including graduate
students, postdoctoral fellows, tenure-track professors and other
recent PhDs, working in the philosophy of the social sciences or
related fields. We are interested in both case studies that examine
specific instances of discovery in social sciences, and in more
theoretical or methodological papers that are informed by scientific
practice. We take 'discovery' in a broad sense, meaning discovery of
empirical phenomena, theories and laws. 'Social sciences' refers to a
broad range of disciplines, including (but not limited to) economics,
anthropology, history, archaeology, psychology (including
neuroscience), linguistics, and sociology.
A non-exhaustive list of possible topics:
- What is specific to discoveries in the social sciences?
- What is the epistemic role of artefacts in discovery, for
example in neuroscientific research?
- Can we discern patterns in discovery in the social sciences?
- The discovery of laws in social sciences.
- Case-studies of discovery in specific social sciences.
- Creativity in social scientific practice.
Please send your abstract, preferably as pdf or rtf to Helen De Cruz,
using the following e-mail address philosophy.social.sciences[at]gmail.com by December 31 2010. Please
also indicate your position (e.g., graduate student, postdoc, assistant
Scientific committee: Helen De Cruz (University of Leuven), Eric
Schliesser (Ghent University), Farah Focquaert (Ghent University),
Raymond Corbey (University of Leiden and Tilburg University).
This workshop is supported by funding from the University of Leuven and
Workshop: History of
Economics as Culture
April 8th, 2011 | the University of Cergy-Pontoise (near Paris, France)
Deadline for proposals is January 15, 2011
This is to remind you that we are organizing on behalf of the H2S
(History of Social Science) group, Economix (CNRS FRE 2357) and THEMA
(CNRS UMR 8184), the third workshop on "history of 'economics as
culture' (Histoire culturelle des savoirs économiques)" to be
held Friday, April 8th, 2011 at the University of Cergy-Pontoise (near
Paris, France). Our intention is to bring together scholars from
different disciplines to discuss from an historical vantage point, the
place of economics in our culture. Below are some suggestions of topics
that exemplify what will be at issue:
- To consider the interactions between art, literature and
- To discuss the interactions between cultural or artistic objects
such as magazines, books, maps, photographs, paintings, graphs and
economic thinking and to consider economic texts as cultural items and
to reflect upon the consequences their physical form had on their
- To consider economics as part of cultures (political,
commercial, scientific, etc.) of past (including very recent past)
societies; in particular, to discuss the economic representations (or
culture) of specific social groups such as merchants, workers,
The workshop will comprise of 5 or 6 papers containing genuine
unpublished research. If you have an interest in these topics, please
send us a proposal of no more than 1000 words or a draft paper of what
you want to present before January, 15 at the following address:
If you are interested in the subject but are unable to send a proposal,
feel free to contact us at the same address for further
discussion/information. Also, last year program is available here:
Call for Participants
Keynesian Seminars 2010-11
Updated schedule can be found here.
Further information on the CEPN's website:http://www.univ-paris13.fr/CEPN/
Industrial Dynamics and
January, 31, 2010 | Paris | website
A call for papers for young researchers
has been launched and is available on the website:
The registration is free but required: http://centredeconomiesorbonne.univ-paris1.fr/REGISTRATION/
Treaty Evaluated: Impact and Consequences
31 January - 1 February 2011 | Woburn House, Tavistock Square, London
UACES conference, supported by the European Commission
UACES invites you and your colleagues to register for 'The
Lisbon Treaty Evaluated', a two-day conference assessing the impact and
consequences of the Treaty's first year. The conference is intended to
encourage creative and informed thinking that will contribute to the
ongoing debate on the ‘Future of Europe’. Research from
internationally renowned scholars will be presented in a series of
Professor Helen Wallace (LSE) will present a keynote address on
the opening day of the conference.
Guest Speakers include:
- Andrew Duff MEP
- John Palmer (Visiting Fellow, Sussex European Institute and
founder political director of the European Policy Centre)
- John Peet (Europe Editor, The Economist)
For more information about the conference, including a full
programme and how to register visit www.uaces.org/lisbon
Workshop on 'Evolutionary
Thinking and Its Policy Implications for Modern Capitalism'
22-23 September 2011 | Offley Place, Great Offley, near Hitchin,
The workshop is organised by the Group for Research in Organisational
Evolution (GROE) at the University of Hertfordshire.
- Viktor Vanberg (University of Freiburg, Germany):
‘Darwinian paradigm, cultural evolution and human purposes’
- Howard Aldrich (University of North Carolina, USA):
‘Using evolutionary thinking to explain the emergent nature of
- Geoff Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire, UK):
‘The evolution of morality and its implications’
- Stan Metcalfe (emeritus, University of Manchester, UK):
‘Why economies evolve: knowledge, emergent novelty and adaptation
in modern capitalism’
- David Sloan Wilson (Binghamton University, USA):
‘Nothing about policy making makes sense except in the light of
- Eric Beinhocker (McKinsey Global Institute, USA):
‘Beyond left versus right: evolutionary economics and the future
of policy and politics’
The workshop will start at 9.30 am on 22 September and finish at
5.00pm on 23 September 2011.
This workshop is designed to provide in-depth discussion of
cutting-edge issues, in a forum that permits the attention to detail
and definition that is often lacking in larger, conference-style
events. The expected maximum number of participants is 40. Please book
early to avoid disappointment.
For more information, including registration and costs, download Call for Participants.
Job Postings for Heterodox
Center for Economic and
CEPR is seeking an economist, Ph.D. preferred. S/he would perform
policy-focused economic analysis, write issue briefs, research papers,
and other publications on international economic issues, with a focus
on Latin America. This is a one-year position.
* Implementing and supervising economic
* Writing original research papers, reports,
and other publications
* Coordinating the work of research assistants
* Assisting with funding proposals and reports
* Serving as a spokesperson for CEPR with the
media and in outreach to the international policy community
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess most or all of
the following qualifications. However, CEPR will consider strong
candidates whose experience and capabilities are roughly equivalent.
- Advanced degree in economics or related field, preferably at the
Ph.D. level, or an equivalent combination of education and
- Superior writing and analytic skills
- Ability to initiate and conduct research projects independently
- Strong experience writing on economic and social policy in Latin
- In-depth knowledge of contemporary economic issues affecting
- Fluency in Spanish
- Compatibility with CEPR's perspective and commitment to
social and economic justice
Salary & Benefits: CEPR offers a competitive salary and an
excellent benefits package. This position will be represented by the
International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local
Closing Date of Position: This position will remain open until
To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, an example of your writing
(preferably a recent, short position paper on current policy matters),
and salary requirements to jobscepr2010 [at] cepr [dot] net. Please
include “Economist” in the subject line. NO TELEPHONE CALLS
OR FAXES PLEASE. Due to the volume of applicants, you may not receive a
Applications may also be mailed to: Economist Search Committee,
CEPR, 1611 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC. 20009
The Center for Economic and Policy Research is an equal
opportunity employer that considers applicants for all positions
without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national
origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation,
or any legally protected status.
The Ford Foundation, New
The Ford Foundation is seeking applications and nominations for
the position of Program Officer for Promoting Next Generation Workforce
Strategies in the Quality Employment unit. We would be grateful for
your assistance in this recruitment and ask that you give us your
suggestions of qualified candidates or that you pass this information
on to those who might be interested in the position or know of such
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: The Program Officer will develop, monitor and
coordinate grant making activities in the field of workforce
development. Building on prior Foundation work, the portfolio will
focus on consolidating the progress achieved in assisting people with
marginal attachment to the U.S. labor market, including immigrants and
first generation residents, in obtaining sustainable wage employment
and livelihoods. The Program Officer will be a key member of the
Quality Employment Unit, whose mission is to help low-wage workers
reach economic self-sufficiency.
The work would include: working with stakeholders in the workforce
development system – including government entities, community
colleges, training providers, community-based organizations, funders,
and organized labor – to make it more effective and responsive to
the needs of disadvantaged populations; helping to increase the
capacity of worker centers to develop training initiatives and connect
their members to established training providers like community
colleges; supporting innovations that increase the effectiveness and
ability of training programs to better deliver workforce development
services to low-wage workers; and supporting research and policy
analysis on workers, employers, low-wage jobs, labor markets, best
practices, replication and scaling up of activities that improve the
lives and working conditions of low-wage workers.
The Program Officer will review the current status of the field, as
well as the status of grants in the recently developed initiative
Promoting the Next Generation Workforce Strategies; formulate plans and
propose any new grant making strategies; solicit, review, and respond
to grant proposals; prepare recommendations for Foundation funding; and
work with other foundation staff to develop learning strategies on
issues related to labor market conditions and the role of policy in
creating opportunities for low-income families to move toward economic
self-sufficiency. The Program Officer will be expected to provide
intellectual leadership in the field of workforce
development/employment and poverty alleviation, and also as part of a
team working closely with other Program Officers throughout the
Foundation whose work relates to the central mission of the portfolio.
The Program Officer also is expected to develop and maintain a close
working relationship with existing and potential grantees; and
collaborate broadly with scholars and practitioners, government
agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other donors on issues of
common program concern. Working closely with the Director of the unit
and the program Vice President, the Program Officer will have the
opportunity to further refine the current grant making strategy and to
ensure that the strategy is at the cutting edge of workforce activities
in the twenty-first century.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Significant experience working with
marginalized groups in the labor force, including immigrants, first
generation residents, and others with weak labor force ties.
Demonstrated understanding of the economic and policy environment
facing these workers and the capacity to develop innovative workforce
strategies that are flexible and responsive to their needs. Excellent
analytical, organizational, financial analysis, and oral and written
communication skills; a strong desire to achieve impact; and a proven
record of achieving change. A graduate degree in a related field is
highly preferred as is fluency in a language spoken by one or more
major immigrant groups in the United States.
Location: New York City
Salary is based on experience and on the Foundation’s commitment
to internal equity. An attractive benefits package is provided.
Applicants should visit www.fordfoundation.org/employment
and submit their application materials (consisting of substantive cover
letter and C.V.) by January 10, 2011.
of Texas at Alrington, US
Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellowships
The University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) invites
applications and nominations for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral
Fellowships, in support of the university’s continuing commitment
to advance scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education.
The purpose of the program is to develop and prepare scholars from
underrepresented groups for future faculty positions in academia.
Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the fellowship requires
all other doctoral requirements must be met by May 31, 2011. The
fellowships are for a nine month academic year in which scholars will
be engaged full-time in research but may also elect to teach only one
course during that period.
Program goals are to:
- Establish relationships with scholars from other institutions,
with the goal of enhancing relationships between other scholars and
faculty, staff, and students at UT Arlington.
- Support and enhance the campus climate of diversity and
- Increase the number of role models for students from
underrepresented minority groups in particular and majority groups as
- Provide a training ground for fellows to improve their
opportunity for future positions in academia.
- Beginning in the spring of 2011, UT Arlington will award three
one year in-residence fellowships.
The fellowship programs are open to all areas of study (see www.uta.edu). The University is
especially interested in candidates in the Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Preference will be given to
U.S. citizens from underrepresented minority groups who meet the
- Graduate students in the final year of their dissertation or
completion of their terminal degree.
- Postdoctoral students or terminally degreed students (e.g., MFA)
who have completed their dissertation or terminal degree between May 1,
2010, and July 31, 2011.
- Professionals transitioning to academic careers having
appropriate credentials (e.g., PhD, MFA, or other appropriate terminal
Stipends and Allowances:
Fellows will receive a one year
stipend of $30,000 and a research allowance of $2,000. The university
will also provide medical and dental benefits package.
- A fellowship application (which would include a personal
statement and reason for applying to UT Arlington).
- A curriculum vitae.
- An official transcript from institution granting terminal
- Statement of research goals.
- Three letters of reference from individuals familiar with
applicant’s scholarly or creative work.
- Submission of one of the following:
- Defended dissertation proposal (doctoral students who have not
yet defended the dissertation)
- Statement of how the applicant’s professional experience
prepares her or him for a faculty position (for professionals entering
academe after a period of receiving terminal degree).
Deadlines for 2011-2012
- All materials must be received by January 21, 2011. Applicants
will be notified of decisions by March 31, 2011, and commitments must
be made by April 30, 2011. Incomplete applications will not be
reviewed. Materials will not be returned.
- Web-based applications can be found at www.uta.edu/hr/eos/ and may be
filled out and submitted on-line.
- Send electronic CV to: FacultyFellowships@uta.edu
University of Texas at Arlington, Faculty Fellowships, UTA Box 19569,
Arlington, TX, 76019-0569. (817) 272-2116.
Conference Papers, Reports,
Conference on Sraffa's Production
of Commodities by Means of Commodities 1960-2010
2nd-4th December 2010, Roma Tre University, Faculty of Economics
Conference papers and videos are available here
or follow the link below:
Economic Crisis and Left
It contains a link to Videos of the entire conference, many of the
conference papers in written form, the program, abstracts and draft
papers posted before the conference, the proposal we made at the
conference to form a Network for the Circulation of Theoretical
Struggles, and a place to add your comments on the conference and its
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Economics Review, 52: Summer 2010
Journal website: http://www.hetsa.org.au/historyeconreview.html
- Theorising Risk and Uncertainty in Social Enquiry: Exploring the
Contribution of Frank Knight / Darryl Jarvis
- Keynes as Biographer and Obituarist / Richard J. Kent
- The Categorical Requisite of Mises’s Pure Time-Preference
Theory of Interest /Troy Lynch
One Hundred Years from Today
- Hilferding’s Finance Capital in the Development of Marxist
Thought /J.E. King
- Historians and the History of Economic Thought:
- An Analysis of Three Biographies of Keynes / Steven Kates
- Placing Donald Winch’s Wealth and Life in Context /
Gregory C.G. Moore
Communications and Notes from the Archives
- William Thomas Thornton’s “The True Consequences of
the Repeal of the Corn Laws” with an Introduction and Annotations
/ Mark Donoghue
- Old Books: Research Archive or Landfill? / J.E. King
- The 2010 Economic Society of Australia Distinguished Fellow
Award / John Lodewijks
- Roger E. Backhouse and Philippe Fontaine (eds), The History of
the Social Sciences since 1945 / J.E. King
- Ross B. Emmett (ed.), The Elgar Companion to the Chicago School
of Economics /J.E. King
- Harald Hagemann, Tamotsu Nishizawa and Yukihiro Ikeda (eds)
Austrian Economics in Transition: From Carl Menger to Friedrich Hayek /
Anthony M Endres
- Jeffrey T. Young (ed.), Elgar Companion to Adam Smith / Michael
European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies, 7(1): 2010
Journal website: http://www.metropolis-publisher.com/1/ausgaben/journal.do
Special Forum on The current crisis and the role of the state
- Interview with Basil Moore
- Achim Truger: Schwerer Rückfall in alte Obsessionen –
Zur aktuellen deutschen Finanzpolitik
- Serious relapse into old obsessions – Some remarks on the
current German fiscal policy
- Kurt Rothschild: Die Kontroverse Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
contra Handelsblatt. Einige Bemerkungen zu einem methodologischen
Schlagabtausch anno 2009
- The controversy between Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and
Handelsblatt. Some remarks on a methodological exchange in the year
- Wolfram Elsner, Fred Lee: Assessing economic research and the
future of heterodox economics. Failures and alternatives of journals,
departments, and scholars rankings
Articles | Artikel
- Jürgen Nordmann: Protektionismus: Die Grenzen der
Staatsintervention in den 1930er Jahren
- Protectionism: The limits of state intervention in the 1930s
- Kurt Bayer: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? – Who
supervises the supervisors?
- Peter Mooslechner: Eigenkapital im Finanzsystem: Die Lehren der
letzten, der aktuellen und der nächsten Krise
- Capital requirements in the fi nancial systems: Lessons from the
last, the current and the next crisis
Book Reviews | Rezensionen
- Hansjörg Herr: Credit expansion and development – A
Schumpeterian and Keynesian view of the Chinese miracle
- Thomas I. Palley: Asset price bubbles and counter-cyclical
monetary policy: Why central banks have been wrong and what should be
- Finn Olesen: Uncertainty, bounded rationality and post-Keynesian
- Jan-Oliver Menz: Uncertainty, social norms and consumption
theory: Post and New Keynesian approaches
- Guglielmo Forges Davanzati, Andrea Pacella: Emulation,
indebtedness and income distribution: A monetary theory of production
- W. Paul Cockshott: Von Mises, Kantorovich and in-natura
- Jonathan P. Goldstein, Michael G. Hillard (eds.): Heterodox
Macroeconomics: Keynes, Marx and Globalization (Marc Lavoie)
- Mathew Forstater, L. Randall Wray (eds.): Keynes for the
Twenty-First Century. The Continuing Relevance of The General Theory,
and L. Randall Wray, Mathew Forstater (eds.): Keynes and Macroeconomics
after 70 Years. Critical Assessments of The General Theory (Eckhard
- Ferreiro, Jesús, Fontana, Giuseppe, Serrano, Felipe
(eds.): Fiscal Policy in the European Union (Georg Gottholmseder)
- Giuseppe Fontana: Money, Uncertainty and Time (Eckhard Hein)
- Friederike Maier, Angela Fiedler (Hg.): Verfestigte Schieflagen.
Ökonomische Analysen zum Geschlechterverhältnis (Christa
- Jörg Schindler, Martin Held: Postfossile Mobilität.
Wegweiser für die Zeit nach dem Peak Oil (Gisela Kubon-Gilke)
- Jesper Jespersen: Macroeconomic Methodology. A Post-Keynesian
Perspective (Rémi Stellian) 214
- John Grahl (ed.): Global Finance and Social Europe (Torsten
- Heinz D. Kurz (Hg.): Klassiker des ökonomischen Denkens,
2Bde. (Hagen Krämer)
the History of Economic Thought, 32(4): December 2010
Journal website: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=HET
- Edwin Walter Kemmerer and The Origins of The Fed / Rebeca Gomez
- Machlup on The Transfer Problem / Kepa M Ormazabal
- South Side Blues: An Oral History of The Chicago School /Craig
- How Influential Was Mechanics In The Development of Neoclassical
Economics? A Small Example of A Large Question /Ivor Grattan-Guinness
- Closing The Model? The Harrod–Marschak Correspondence on
The Draft of The “Essay In Dynamic Theory” / Florencia
- The Phenomenology of Economics: Life-World, Formalism, and The
Invisible Hand / Till Düppe
- Joyful Economists: Remarks on The History of Economics and
Psychology From The Happiness Studies Perspective / José M.
- American Economics at The Turn of The 20Th Century: Thorstein B.
Veblen, Alfred Marshall, and The Methodological Foundations of
Institutionalism / Tiziana Foresti
- A Theistic Analysis of The Austrian Theories of Capital and
Interest / Troy Lynch
- Regulations and Competition In The French Railroad Industry
1823–1914 / Guy Numa
- Property, Possession, and Prescription: The Rule of Law In The
Hessian and Rhine-Main Region of Germany, 1648–1776 / Colin F.
- Intellectual Paths and Pathologies: How Small Events In
Scholarly Life Accidentally Grow Big / Altug Yalcintas
Studies Bulletin - Volume 11: December 2010
A Homage to Mary Paley / Giacomo Becattini
Some thoughts on the relationship between the Economics of
Industry and the Principles of Economics /Hector M. Robertson
Alfred Marshall's notes on the Physiocrats / ed. by Simon
Cook and Tiziana Foresti
Marshall's notes for his advanced course in Political
Economy, ca. 1871 / ed. by Simon Cook and Tiziana Foresti
Three unpublished fragments on ideal social orders / ed. by
A note on Marshall and Schumpeter. Comment on Marshall and
Schumpeter on Evolution, ed. by Y.Shionoya and T. Nishizawa / Brian J.
The Intellectual Foundations of Alfred Marshall's Economic
Science. A Rounded Globe of Knowledge by Carlo Cristiano / Simon Cook
Mother Pelican, 6(12):
Journal website : http://www.pelicanweb.org/solisustv06n12page1.html
- Editorial ~ Sustainable Human Development started in Bethlehem
- First Steps toward a Theory of Shit / Ina Praetorius
- Gender and Theology in Africa Today / Mercy Amba Oduyoye
- What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism /
Fred Magdoff and John Bellamy Foster
- Heresy and the Creation of Monsters / Judith Curry
- The Economics of 350, Frank Ackerman et al Returning to 350 ppm
CO2 / Paul Baer
- Concentrated Wealth and the Purchase of Political Power /
Charles Hugh Smith
- Patriarchy and Violence / Robert G. Hewitt
- The "Good New Days" in a Non-Growing Economy / Rob Dietz
1. Advances in Sustainable Development
2. Directory of Sustainable Development Resources
3. Sustainable Development Simulation (SDSIM) Version 1.3
Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry, 4(1): 2010
Journal website: http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/newproposals/issue/view/96
- Retrospection and Hope in a Democratic Socialist Alternative /
Charles R. Menzies
Comments and Arguments
- Social Movements and Counter-Hegemony: Lessons from the Field /
William K. Carroll, R. S. Ratner
- Base, Superstructure, Aesthetic Level: notes on a theory / Gary
- Learning a lesson: An anarchist's defence of Marxism based
socialism / Arpad Kovacs
- Sports Commentators and Late Monopoly Capitalist Indoctrination
- United States / Kirk Packwood
- Lohas and The Indigo Dollar: Growing The Spiritual Economy /
Economics Review, 55: December 2010
Journal website: http://www.paecon.net/PAEReview/
Download the entire issue here (pdf).
- The use and abuse of mathematical economics / Michael Hudson
- What is (wrong with) economic theory? /Lars Pålsson
- Reforming the international monetary system / Jane
D’Arista and Korkut Erturk
- U.S. “quantitative easing” is fracturing the global
economy / Michael Hudson
- Dubious assumptions of the theory of comparative advantage / Ian
- Why did Dutch economists get it so wrong? / Merijn Knibbe
- If Herman Daly has a better plan, let’s hear it /
- Adam Smith’s view of slaves as property: A response to
Thomas Wells and Bruce Elmslie / Marvin T. Brown
Marxism, 22(4) : 2010
Journal website : www.rethinkingmarxism.org
- Are Worker Rights Human Rights?
ARE WORKER RIGHTS HUMAN RIGHTS?
- What Kind of Rights Do Workers Need to Eliminate Exploitation? /
- On Marxism, Institutionalism, and the Problem of Labor
Exploitation / George DeMartino
- Are Collective Worker Rights Enough? / Kenan Erçel
- Response to Theodore Burczak, George DeMartino, and Kenan
Erçel / Richard McIntyre
- The Birth of the Labor Bureau: Surveillance, Pacification, and
the Statistical Objectivity Metanarrative / Lauren Coyle
- Jazzing the Gift: Improvisation, Reciprocity, Excess / Mark
- Strike The Empire Back : Episode IV: The Lord, The Homeland, The
Leader / Michael Rakowitz
- Rethinking Heideggerian Marxism / Christopher Pawling
- Shopping with Octave / Richard McIntyre
- Was Gramsci a Marxist? / Joel Wainwright
- The American 1930s: A Literary History, by Peter Conn.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009 / Wesley Beal
- The Rise of China and the Demise of the Capitalist World
Economy, by Minqi Li. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2008 / Josef
- Notes on Contributors
- EDITORIAL BOARD
Revue de la
Régulation 8: Decmeber 2010
Journal website: http://regulation.revues.org/
De la financiarisation de l’économie à
l’évaluation des économistes
Opinions - débats
Notes de lecture
- Bruno Tinel / Bernard Chavance,
Marx et le capitalisme. La dialectique d’un système,
Armand Colin « Cursus », 2009 (2e édition).
- Agnès Labrousse / Robert Delorme
(2010), Deep Complexity and the Social Sciences – Experience,
Modelling and Operationality, Cheltenham & Northhampton, Edward
Elgar, 464 p.
- The proof of the pudding is in the making
- Présentations de thèses
- Jean-Baptiste Gossé / Jean-Baptiste
Gossé, L’Europe face aux déséquilibres
mondiaux : une analyse historique, théorique et empirique
- Pascal Grouiez /Pascal Grouiez, Les
stratégies des communautés et la régulation
sectorielle et territoriale des configurations productives : le cas de
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Inflation Targeting: Assessing the Impacts and Policy Alternatives
Edited by Gerald A. Epstein and A. Erinc Yeldan
Edward Elgar. New paperback edition. 2010. ISBN: 978 1 84844
804 9 | website
Contributors: N.H. Barbosa-Filho, E. Braunstein, J.A. Cordero, G.
Epstein, R. Frenkel, L.M. Galindo, J. Heintz, A. Jayadev, R. Jha, J.A.
Lim, L.A.T. Packard, R. Pollin, M. Rapetti, J. Ros, L. Taylor, C.
Telli, E. Voyvoda, A.E. Yeldan, A. Zhu
Change Today: Basic Questions of Marxist Sociology
By Peter Knapp and Alan Spector
Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Dec 28, 2010. ISBN
978-0-7425-2044-8, Second Edition.
Crisis and Change Today provides a solid introduction to Marxist
social theory. The work's unique voice is expressed in its
Socratic-dialogic approach, structured around forty questions that
students have about society and social change. Topics range from
theories of history, economics, unemployment, racial oppression, the
state, fascism, the collapse of the Soviet bloc, and points of
convergence and difference between the dialectical approach and other
approaches to social science. The content and tone of the work invites
students to evaluate various traditional and current explanations of
social institutions and social processes and encourages them to weigh
the debates and investigate further.
The first edition was very well received (recipient of the
Distinguished Scholarship Award of the Section on Marxist Sociology of
the ASA), and the second edition has been thoroughly revised and
updated to be relevant for students today. Though the first edition was
written during the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse
of the Soviet Union, the growing gap between the rich and the poor and
the economic crisis have generated more interest in using Marxist
analysis as a tool to understand both the crises of capitalism and the
weaknesses of past Marxist praxis.
Peter Knapp is Professor of Sociology at Villanova University and
author of books and articles on Marx and Hegel. Alan Spector is
Professor of Sociology at Purdue University Calumet. In addition to
publishing, he has served as Chair of the Section on Marxist Sociology
of the American Sociological Association and is currently on the
editorial board of Critical Sociology.
The Search for General Principles of Social and Economic Evolution
By Geoffrey M. Hodgson and Thorbjørn Knudsen
University of Chicago Press. December 2010. Cloth $45.00. ISBN:
9780226346908 | website
| Review (FT)
Of paramount importance to the natural sciences, the principles of
Darwinism, which involve variation, inheritance, and selection, are
increasingly of interest to social scientists as well. But no one has
provided a truly rigorous account of how the principles apply to the
evolution of human society—until now.
In Darwin’s Conjecture
, Geoffrey Hodgson and
Thorbjørn Knudsen reveal how the British naturalist’s core
concepts apply to a wide range of phenomena, including business
practices, legal systems, technology, and even science itself. They
also critique some prominent objections to applying Darwin to social
science, arguing that ultimately Darwinism functions as a general
theoretical framework for stimulating further inquiry. Social
scientists who adopt a Darwinian approach, they contend, can then use
it to frame and help develop new explanatory theories and predictive
This truly pathbreaking work at long last makes the powerful conceptual
tools of Darwin available to the social sciences and will be welcomed
by scholars and students from a range of disciplines.
The Economics of John
Kenneth Galbraith: Introduction, Persuasion, and Rehabilitation
By Stephen P. Dunn. Cambridge University Press. Hardback.
ISBN-13: 9780521518765 | Website
The recent financial crisis has once again seen John Kenneth Galbraith
return to the bestseller lists. Yet, despite the continued popular
success of his works, Galbraith's contribution to economic theory is
rarely recognised by today's economists. This book redresses the
balance by providing an introductory and sympathetic discussion of
Galbraith's theoretical contributions, introducing the reader to his
economics and his broader vision of the economic process. The book
highlights and explains key features of Galbraith's economic thought,
including his penetrating critique of society, his distinctive
methodology, his specific brand of Keynesianism and his original - but
largely ignored - contribution to the theory of the firm. It also
presents, for the first time, a detailed examination of Galbraith's
monetary economics and revisits his analysis of financial euphoria.
This unique work seeks to rehabilitate Galbraith's contribution,
setting out several directions for possible future research in the
Global Slump: The Economics
and Politics of Crisis and Resistance
By David McNally
PM Press/Spectre December 2010. pp. 248 ISBN: 978-1-60486-332-1
Paperback: $40 €29 £25 | website
Global Slump analyzes the global financial meltdown as the first
systemic crisis of the neoliberal stage of capitalism. It argues that
– far from having ended – the crisis has ushered in a whole
period of worldwide economic and political turbulence. In developing an
account of the crisis as rooted in fundamental features of capitalism,
Global Slump challenges the view that its source lies in financial
deregulation. The book locates the recent meltdown in the intense
economic restructuring that marked the recessions of the mid-1970s and
early 1980s. Through this lens, it highlights the emergence of new
patterns of world inequality and new centers of accumulation,
particularly in East Asia, and the profound economic instabilities
these produced. Global Slump offers an original account of the
“financialization” of the world economy during this period,
and explores the intricate connections between international financial
markets and new forms of debt and dispossession, particularly in the
Analyzing the massive intervention of the world’s central banks
to stave off another Great Depression, Global Slump shows that, while
averting a complete meltdown, this intervention also laid the basis for
recurring crises for poor and working class people: job loss, increased
poverty and inequality, and deep cuts to social programs. The book
takes a global view of these processes, exposing the damage inflicted
on countries in the Global South, as well as the intensification of
racism and attacks on migrant workers. At the same time, Global Slump
also traces new patterns of social and political resistance –
from housing activism and education struggles, to mass strikes and
protests in Martinique, Guadeloupe, France and Puerto Rico – as
indicators of the potential for building anti-capitalist opposition to
the damage that neoliberal capitalism is inflicting on the lives of
Economy, Culture and Human
Rights: Turbulence in Punjab, India and Beyond
By Pritam Singh
Three Essays Collectives. 2010. Hb ISBN 978-81-88789-62-7 $40 €29
£25 | website
Why do people get moved to protest against some violations of human
rights and not others? How can the culture of human rights be made
inclusive? This book offers insights into these questions by tracing
the dialectical connection between economic interests and human rights.
It offers a unique understanding of the con- testation over the
application of human rights in the global context. Reflection on
personal experience of violation is combined with extensive fieldwork
in India and Punjab to offer an enriched theoretical understanding of
what is at stake in human rights thinking and practice.
For further information, download Flyer
Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 150 Years
Edited by Marcello Musto.
Routelege. April 2010. Hardback 2008. $ 130.00. Paperback 2010. $
32.95. ISBN: 978-0-415-58871-3 | website
Written between1857 and 1858, the Grundrisse is the first draft of
Marx’s critique of political economy and, thus, also the initial
preparatory work on Capital. Despite its editorial vicissitudes and
late publication, Grundrisse contains numerous reflections on matters
that Marx did not develop elsewhere in his oeuvre and is therefore
extremely important for an overall interpretation of his thought.
In this collection, various international experts in the field,
analysing the Grundrisse on the 150th anniversary of its composition,
present a Marx in many ways radically different from the one who
figures in the dominant currents of twentieth-century Marxism. The book
demonstrates the relevance of the Grundrisse to an understanding of
Capital and of Marx’s theoretical project as a whole, which, as
is well known, remained uncompleted. It also highlights the continuing
explanatory power of Marxian categories for contemporary society and
its present contradictions.
With contributions from such scholars as Eric Hobsbawm, Moishe Postone,
Ellen Meiksins Wood, Terrell Carver, John Bellamy Foster, Enrique
Dussel and Iring Fetscher, and covering subject areas such as political
economy, philosophy and Marxism, this book is likely to become required
reading for serious scholars of Marx across the world.
The volume has been also translated in Chinese
prestigious China Renmin University Press), in Farsi
Tehran) and is forthcoming is Japanese
The Law of
By Samir Amin
December 2010. Monthly Review Press. ISBN: 978-1-58367-233-4.
$15.95 paperback | website
In his new extensively revised and expanded edition of this book,
Samir Amin suggests new approaches to Marxian analysis of the crisis of
the late capitalist system of generalized, financialized, and
globalized oligopolies following on the financial collapse of 2008.
Revolution Then and Now
By James D. Cockcroft
Monthly Review Press. December 2010, 176 pp, ISBN:
978-1-58367-224-2 $14.95(pb) | website
Written to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the first
predominantly anti-capitalist revolution in the world,
Mexico’s Revolution Then and Now is the perfect
introductory text and one that will also sharpen the understanding of
seasoned observers. Cockcroft provides readers with the historical
context within which the revolution occurred; explains how the
revolutionary process has played out over the past ten decades; tells
us how the ideals of the revolution live on in the minds of
Mexico’s peasants and workers; and critically examines the
contours of modern Mexican society, including its ethnic and gender
dimensions. Well-deserved attention is paid to the tensions between the
rulers and the ruled inside the country and the connected tensions
between the Mexican nation and the neighboring giant to the north.
Mexico’s Revolution Then and Now also explores the
possibility of Mexico’s revolutionary history finally bearing the
fruit long hoped for by the country’s disenfranchised—a
prospect kept alive by the unyielding struggle of the last one hundred
years. This is the definitive introduction to one of the most important
events of the twentieth century.
Foreign Investment for Sustainable Development: Lessons from Latin
Edited by Kevin P. Gallagher and Daniel Chudnovsky, with a Foreword by
José Antonio Ocampo
Anthem Press, December 2010. ISBN 9781843313281 | website
The promise of investment by multinational corporations is that capital
will flow into your country and be a source of dynamic growth. Beyond
boosting income and employment, the hope is that manufacturing foreign
investment will bring knowledge spillovers that can build the skill and
technological capacities of local firms, catalyze broad-based economic
growth; and environmental spillovers that can mitigate the domestic
ecological impacts of industrial transformation.
This book consists of country case studies and comparative analysis
from Latin American and U.S.-based economists, part of the
Group on Development and Environment in the Americas. The volume
finds that when foreign investment did materialize it often fell far
short of generating the necessary linkages required to make foreign
investment work for sustainable economic development in Latin America.
Find out more about Rethinking Foreign Investment for Sustainable
Development, and order
The Rise of Canada's Richest
By Armine Yalnizyan.
December 1, 2010. National Office | Reports & Studies
Issue(s): Economy and economic indicators, Government finance,
Inequality and poverty
Projects & Initiatives: Growing Gap
This generation of rich canadians is staking claim to a larger
share of economic growth than any generation that has preceded it in
recorded history. An examination of income trends over the past 90
years reveals that incomes are as concentrated in the hands of the
richest 1% today as they were in the Roaring Twenties.
And even then, the Canada’s elite didn’t experience
as rapid a growth in their income share as has occurred in the past 20
years. Canada’s richest 1%1 — the 246,000 privileged few
whose average income is $405,000 — took almost a third (32%) of
all growth in incomes in the fastest growing decade in this generation,
1997 to 2007.
Why the World Economy Needs
a Financial Crash and Other Critical Essays on Finance and Financial
By Jan Toporowski
Anthem Press. December 2010, 158 pp, ISBN: 9780857289599
(HB) | website
The essays in this volume explain the key structural features of
financial inflation that give rise to financial crisis. These features
include excessive reliance on finance to maintain economic activity
through rising asset prices. Reliance on asset inflation induces a
preoccupation with property values and a new social divide between the
asset-rich and the asset-poor that undermines the culture of the
welfare state. When debt can no longer be supported by cash flow from
asset markets, excess debt plunges economies into economic depression.
Work and Struggle: Voices of
US Labor Radicalism
Edited by Paul LeBlanc
Routledge, 2010. Paperback Price: $34.95 ISBN: 978-0-415-87824-1 | website
Work and Struggle: Voices from U.S. Labor Radicalism focuses on the
history of U.S. labor with an emphasis on radical currents, which have
been essential elements in the working-class movement from the mid
nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Showcasing some of
labor's most important leaders, Work and Struggle offers students and
instructors a variety of voices to learn from -- each telling their
story through their own words -- through writings, memoirs and
speeches, transcribed and introduced here by Paul Le Blanc. This
collection of revolutionary voices will inspire anyone interested in
the history of labor organizing. Featuring: Thomas Paine, Frances
Wright, Frederick Douglass, William Sylvis, Terence V. Powderly, Albert
Parsons, (Mother) Mary Harris Jones, Eugene V. Debs, Fannia Cohn, John
L. Lewis, A. Philip Randolph, Genora Dollinger, Cesar Chavez, James
Workers of the World: Essays
toward a Global Labor History
By Marcel van der Linden
Brill. November 2010. pp. 469. ISBN 978 90 04 18479 4
Paperback (EUR 45 / US$ 60) website
Studies in Global Social History
The studies offered in this volume contribute to a Global Labor History
freed from Eurocentrism and methodological nationalism. Using
literature from diverse regions, epochs and disciplines, the book
provides arguments and conceptual tools for a different interpretation
of history - a labor history which integrates the history of slavery
and indentured labor, and which pays serious attention to diverging yet
interconnected developments in different parts of the world. The
following questions are central: What is the nature of the world
working class, on which Global Labor History focuses? How can we define
and demarcate that class, and which factors determine its composition?
Which forms of collective action did this working class develop in the
course of time, and what is the logic in that development? What can we
learn from adjacent disciplines? Which insights from anthropologists,
sociologists and other social scientists are useful in the development
of Global Labor History?
Heterodox Book Reviews
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- Rooksby on David Harvey
- Matthias on Unger and Bérubé
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Graduate Programs and Scholarships
Safra Lab Fellowships and Projects, 2011-2012
Dear Faculty Colleagues, Fellows, and Friends of the Center:
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Center's research project on
institutional corruption; your input has added valuable dialogue to our
still nascent undertaking. I write to alert you to next year's
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who may be interested.
As you know, the work of the project is being carried out by the
Center's Lab, which is again seeking to fill
its ranks with talented scholars and practitioners - at any stage in
their career - who can continue the work of uncovering where and when
institutional corruption exists and build tools to respond to it.
In short, we have three different types of opportunities for the
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investigative journalists to write monographs about institutional
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The number of fellowships granted will be
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considerations, and some positions may remain unfilled. More
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The Lab would be particularly enthusiastic to
receive applications from a broad range of researchers addressing
issues such as conflicts of interest, public trust of institutions, and
institutional discrimination. The deadline date for receipt of
applications is February 15, 2011. Please email us with any
We appreciate your bringing our information to the attention of
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are using capital controls and other macro-prudential measures in
responsible ways to deal with heightened international financial
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We, the undersigned economists and policy analysts, write to alert you
to important new developments in the economics literature pertaining to
prudential financial regulations, and to express particular concern
regarding the extent to which capital controls are restricted in U.S.
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Authoritative research recently published by the National Bureau of Economic
Research, the International
Monetary Fund, and elsewhere has found that limits on the inflow of
short-term capital into developing nations can stem the development of
dangerous asset bubbles and currency appreciations and generally grant
nations more autonomy in monetary policy-making.[i]
Given the severity of the global financial crisis and its aftermath,
nations will need all the possible tools at their disposal to prevent
and mitigate financial crises. While capital account regulations are no
panacea, this new research points to an emerging consensus that capital
management techniques should be included among the “carefully
designed macro-prudential measures” supported by G-20 leaders at
Summit.[ii] Indeed, in recent months, a number of countries, from
Thailand to Brazil, have responded to surging hot money flows by
adopting various forms of capital regulations.
We also write to express our concern that many U.S. free trade
agreements and bilateral investment treaties contain provisions that
strictly limit the ability of our trading partners to deploy capital
controls. The “capital transfers” provisions of such
agreements require governments to permit all transfers relating to a
covered investment to be made “freely and without delay into and
out of its territory.”
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effectively sue governments in international tribunals over alleged
violations of these provisions. A few recent U.S. trade agreements put
some limits on the amount of damages foreign investors may receive as
compensation for certain capital control measures and require an
extended “cooling off” period before investors may file
their claims.[iii] However, these minor reforms do not go far enough to
ensure that governments have the authority to use such legitimate
policy tools. The trade and investment agreements of other major
capital-exporting nations allow for more flexibility.
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(Initial signatories as of 12/13/2010)
Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Harvard University Center for International
Dani Rodrik, Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy,
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Olivier Jeanne, Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University, and
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Economics, University of California,
Lance Taylor, Department of Economics, New School for Social Research
Jose Antonio Ocampo, School of International and Public Affairs,
Joseph Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University, Nobel
Stephany Griffith-Jones, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia
Ethan Kaplan, IIES, Stockholm University and Columbia University
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, President, The Levy Economics Institute of
Ilene Grabel, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University
Alice Amsden, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
Gerald Epstein, Department of Economics, University of
Kevin P. Gallagher, Department of International Relations, Boston
Sarah Anderson, Global Economy Project Director, Institute for Policy
Arindrajit Dube, Department of Economics, University of
William Miles, Department of Economics, Wichita State University
Adam Hersh, Center for American Progress
James K. Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business
Relations and Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin
Paul Blustein, Nonresident Fellow, the Brookings Institution, and
Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Anton Korinek, Department of Economics, University of Maryland
[i] For some of the most important recent studies see: Ostry JD,
Ghosh AR, Habermeier K, Chamon M, Qureshi MS and Reinhardt DBS (2010).
Capital Inflows. The Role of Controls. IMF Staff Position Note,
SPN/10/04. Washington, DC, International Monetary Fund. Magud N and
Reinhart CM (2006). Capital Controls: An Evaluation. NBER Working Paper
11973. Cambridge, MA, National Bureau of Economic Research. Further
studies are available upon request.
[ii] “Seoul Summit Document,” Nov. 12, 2010.
[iii] See, for example, Annex
10-E of the U.S.-Peru FTA.
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