Heterodox Economics Newsletter

ISSUE 141 | January 14, 2012 | WEB | PDF

1. We are pleased to announce that the new edition of the Heterodox Economics Directory has been published. You can download the Directory (in pdf) or visit a new website for the Directory: http://heterodoxnews.com/hed. This new edition includes nine chapters;

  1. Introduction to Heterodox Economics
  2. 100 Words on Heterodox Economics
  3. Heterodox Graduate Programs–Ph.D. and Master’s
  4. Heterodox Undergraduate Programs
  5. Heterodox Journals
  6. Heterodox Associations, Institutes, Blogs, and Other Websites
  7. Publishers and Heterodox Book Series
  8. Major Works on Heterodox Economics since 2000
  9. Rankings of Heterodox Schools and Journals

On the website you will also find the collection of book/article reviews published in the various issues of the Heterodox Economics Newsletter.

2. Dr. Michael Marien, the Director of the Global Foresight Books (GlobalForesightBooks.org), has kindly sent us a very interesting biblio-essay, ''New and Appropriate Economics for the 21st Century: A Survey of Critical Books, 1978-2013.'' In this essay, you will find a number of heterodox books in six categories--1) General Critiques, 2) Ecological Economics, 3) Scientific and Global Organizations, 4) Textbooks Supporting a Broader View, 5) Alternative Labels: Heterodox, Post-Keynesian, etc., and 6) What Must Really Be Done. The purpose of this essay is, to quote Michael Marien, ''to hasten the transition [from the outmoded paradigm to an economics appropriate to the 21st century] by pointing to the growing flood of critiques, and who wrote what and when.''

3. In the US, we appear to be reaching a defining moment with respect to the political economy of fiscal policy.  While president Obama was successful in raising the top marginal tax rate back to the Clinton-era level, we now face (what may be) the more important battle, decisions over future spending and funding of public programs.  There are really two important battles here: the equity battle to save and preserve programs that support the middle and lower classes like Social Security and Medicare; and the efficiency battle, that government deficits are not inherently bad, rather,  under most conditions, they promote private sector growth. Progressive heterodox economists need to engage in these battles at all levels.  

As a result of the global economic crisis, a growing number of heterodox economists are receiving greater media attention, and progressive heterodox economics blogs have played an important part in helping generate the increased attention (in fact, the trillion dollar platinum coin idea was essentially promoted through heterodox blogs--see below).  In addition, the transformation of Paul Krugman has been a significant help for the promotion of heterodox ideas via his blog and New York Times editorials.  However, it’s not enough; the stakes are too high.  

What else can we do?  Write letters or editorials to your local newspapers or alternative press publications; engage in online discussions/debates at all levels (all print media have equivalent online sites that provide comments and discussions);  organize panel discussions that are open and targeted to the public; and use these opportunities to recommend progressive hetecon resources, many of which can be found in our Newsletter and Heterodox Economics Directory.  Some suggested resources:

  1. On Social Security and Medicare: Dean Baker’s Center for Public Policy Research
  2. On deficits: the Levy Institute and their blog the multiplier effect; UMKC’s NewEconomicsPerspectives blog.
  3. On a financial transactions tax and cutting defense spending: UMASS’s Political Economy Research Institute or their associated blog (with GDAE)  Triple Crisis.
  4. On the debt ceiling and platinum coin idea: Yves Smith’s blog Naked Capitalism or NewEconomicPerspectives.
  5. For a very interesting historical perspective and overview of the current austerity debate, see Michael Hudson’s  piece America’s Deceptive 2012 Fiscal Cliff.

The majority of Americans support Social Security and Medicare, but they are being bombarded by the forces who push austerity for their own interests.  Unfortunately these voices are coming from both political parties.  The general public  needs (and wants) to understand that there are alternatives, and it is up to progressive heterodox economists to provide them with that understanding.

In solidarity,

Tae-Hee Jo and Ted P. Schmidt, Editors

© Heterodox Economics Newsletter. Since 2004. Founding Editor: Frederic S. Lee. Current Editors: Tae-Hee Jo and Ted P. Schmidt (SUNY Buffalo State College). Book Review Editor: Fadhel Kaboub. The Newsletter may be freely redistributed in whole or in part.  Web: heterodoxnews.com Email: heterodoxnews@gmail.com  

Table of Contents

Call for Papers

2nd Annual Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) Conference

2nd European Conference on Banking and the Economy

8th Forum of the World Association for Political Economy

8th Pan-European Conference on International Relations

XV World Economy Meeting

63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)

Association for Heterodox Economics 2013 Conference

Special sessions on the Creative Economy at the AHE conference, July 5-6 2013

Capital as power at the 2013 Rethinking Marxism Conference

CHANGING CITIES’ Spatial, morphological, formal, & socio-economic dimensions

CPERN at European Sociological Association 11th Conference

Whose Crisis, Whose Critique and Whose Change? (RN06)

Disaster, Conflict and Social Crisis (RN06 Joint Session with RN08)

Sociology of Communication and Media Research (RN06 Joint Session with RN18)

The Encyclopedia of Central Banking

The European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention (EJEEP)

Financial Crisis and the Eurozone (IPE in Question Section) at the EISA 8th Pan-European Conference

How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation

IIPPE Annual Conference 2013

Financialisation Working Group

Privatization Working Group: Privatization, Crisis, Alternatives Stream

Incorporating the 14th Path to Full Employment and 19th National Conference on Unemployment

London Conference in Critical Thought

Left Forum

Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) 25th Annual Conference

Mini-Conference on "States within the categories of financial stability"

Regulation & Governance Network

Cities in crisis: The urban political economy of the global recession

Call for Participants

4th International Summer School on Keynesian Macroeconomics and European Economic Policies

The Future, and Praxis of Decent Work

HES Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Award

IAFFE Rhonda Williams Prize

Institutions and Economic Change: International Workshop

LLAKES research seminar

PhD workshop on Political Economy Research in Times of Crisis

Sectoral Regulation and Competition Seminars 2013

Shadow Banking: A European Perspective

Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

Franklin College, Switzerland

University of Fribourg, Switzerland

University of Sydney, Australia

Conference Papers, Reports, and Podcasts

Capitalizing on Power: The Qualities and Quantities of Accumulation

PKSG Keynes Seminar Podcasts

Heterodox Journals

American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 72(1): January 2013

Cambridge Journal of Economics, 36(6): Nov. 2012: Free Special Issue on Piero Sraffa

Cambridge Journal of Economics, 37(1): January 2013

Challenge, 56(1): January-February 2013

Critical Sociology, 29(1): Jan. 2013

History of Economics Review, 56: Summer 2012

International Journal of Political Economy, 41(2): Summer 2012

Journal of Australian Political Economy, 70: Summer 2012/13

Metroeconomica, 64(1): Feb. 2013

Œconomia – History / Methodology / Philosophy

Revue de la régulation, 12: Autumn 2012

Revista de Economia Critica, 14: segundo semestre 2012

Heterodox Newsletters


EuroMemo Group

Global Labour Column


Levy News

World Economics Association Newsletter, 2(6): December 2012

Heterodox Books and Book Series

Keynes’s General Theory for Today: Contemporary Perspectives

Market Threads: How Cotton Farmers and Traders Create a Global Commodity

Stories Economists Tell: Studies in Christianity and Economics

Understanding Mergers and Acquisitions in the 21st Century A Multidisciplinary Approach

Heterodox Book Reviews

New and Appropriate Economics for the 21st Century: A Survey of Critical Books, 1978-2013

Historical Materialism: Books for Review

Marx and Philosophy Review of Books

Ph.D Dissertations in Heterodox Economics

Three Essays on the Impact of Financial Evolution on Monetary Policy

Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships, and Grants

University of Helsinki

Post-Soviet Tensions: A PhD and post-doctoral Training Programme in Post-Soviet Affairs for Early Career Researchers

Heterodox Websites

The Post-Capitalist Project

Heterodox Economics in the Media

Bill Black and Matt Taibbi on Democracy Now!

Business Week on Disagreements between Economists

For Your Information

Economists’ Statement on Healthcare

Call for Papers

2nd Annual Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) Conference

Beyond Austerity vs Growth:The Future of the European Political Economy

1-3 July 2013 | Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield, UK

The global financial crisis has pitched the European political economy into arguably its most profound crisis since the war. What is the future of the European political economy in a post-crisis world order? Can Europe grow again and what aspects of its growth models and the institutional architecture in which they have been embedded need to be recast to secure that growth? How can European growth be made both institutionally and environmentally sustainable in the decades ahead?

The aim of the conference is to provide a context in which alternative strategies and models of growth for the European economy can be proposed, debated, evaluated and assessed by academics and policy-makers alike.

Confirmed plenary speakers include: Peter Katzenstein (Cornell University), Vivien Schmidt (Boston University), Iain Begg (LSE), Stuart Holland (Universidade de Coimbra and former MP) and David Marsh CBE (Chair SCCO International and co-Chairman, OMFIF).

We invite papers and proposals for panels and roundtables on the following general themes:

  1. The changing place of Europe in the world economy
  2. The future of European varieties of capitalism – convergence, divergence or continued diversity?
  3. The nature of the crisis in the Eurozone
  4. The future of the Eurozone
  5. The endogenous and/or exogenous character of the crisis in Europe
  6. The experience of the crisis in different European economies and their differential prospects for growth in the years ahead
  7. The prospects for a greening of growth in Europe
  8. The process of European integration after the crisis
  9. Europe’s changing economic interdependence

Email proposals to Professors Colin Hay & Tony Payne at speri@Sheffield.ac.uk by 28 February 2013. For more information visit the website www.sheffield.ac.uk/speri.

2nd European Conference on Banking and the Economy

6 March 2013 | Guildhall, Winchester, UK

The Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development (University of Southampton, UK) and the Money, Macro, Finance Research Group are inviting paper submissions for presentation at the hosted by the Centre on and for publication in a Special Issue on ‘Banking and the Economy’ in the International Review of Financial Analysis

Keynote speakers:

  1. The Right Hon. Dr. Vince Cable, MP, Secretary of State for Business
  2. Professor Charles A. E. Goodhart, CBE, FBA
  3. Dr. Schackmann-Fallis, Board Member, German Savings Bank Association
  4. Dr. Michael Kumhof, Deputy-Director, Modelling Division, IMF
  5. Professor Brian Lucey, Trinity College Dublin

Papers will be considered for a special issue of the International Review of Financial Analysis (IRFA), guest edited by Professor Richard A. Werner, Director of the Centre, due to be published in 2013. The conference is also open to delegates that do not present papers.

Papers are welcome on theoretical and empirical topics, examining all aspects of recent developments in banking, international banking, finance and banking, and the linkage between banking and the economy, especially, but not exclusively, on the following themes:

  1. Reconsidering banking and its role in the world economy and in macro models
  2. International issues in banking and financial intermediation
  3. Local banking, relationship banking, SME banking
  4. Macroprudential regulation and implications for monetary policy and country risk
  5. Banking crises – causes, warning signs and remedies
  6. Bank regulation: goals, tools and lessons
  7. Reconsidering monetary policy in a post-crisis environment
  8. Interest rates and economic growth
  9. Sustainable banking/banking and sustainable development
  10. Monetary reform and full reserve banking
  11. Flow of funds and accounting approaches to analyzing financial and real sectors
  12. Weak loan growth – caused by weak credit supply or weak demand?
  13. Insurance vs. banking; deposit insurance and insurance guarantee funds

Submission Details: The submission deadline for full papers is 15 January, 2013

Please submit electronically here choosing as Article Type “Banking & Economy” in the drop-down menu. Please note that the submission fee is waived for this conference/special issue. For questions, please contact


8th Forum of the World Association for Political Economy

Inequality and world capitalism: analysis, policy and action

May 23-26, 2013 | Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis, Brazil

Topics for the Eighth WAPE Forum:

  1. The inequality in the production and distribution of wealth in the world and its causes
  2. The occupy movement and anti-inequality struggles world wide
  3. Inequality and exploitation in Latin America
  4. Social policy and reduction of inequality
  5. Analyses of the current financial and economic crisis
  6. Falling rate of profit in capitalist countries
  7. Changing north-south relations in the 21st century
  8. Comparison of Latin American model and Chinese/Vietnamese model
  9. Models of socialism
  10. Labor Theory of Value and Exploitation
  11. Eco-socialism and anti-nuclear power plant movement in the world
  12. Estate and social class in contemporary capitalism

Proposals on the above topics and beyond for both individual papers and complete panels are welcome. Some of the sessions will be co-supported by Japan Society for Promoting Science.

Please send your application, including curriculum vitae and a paper abstract of 500 words in English, to Professor Xiaoqin Ding at wape2006@gmail.com.

Deadline for applications: February 1, 2013.

Applicants will be notified about acceptance of their applications by March 1, 2013. Papers of up to 10,000 words will be due by April 1, 2013. Conference papers will be considered for publication in World Review of Political Economy. Official Languages of the Forum: English


  1. On site registration on May 23 through May 24, 2013.
  2. WAPE Council meeting/WRPE Editorial meeting on May 24, 2013.
  3. Official program on May 25 through May 26, 2013.
  4. Registration fee: US$200 per person.

Marxian economists from all over the world are welcome to attend the forum whether or not they will present a paper. The WAPE Forums aim to encourage cooperation among Marxian economists and to enlarge and strengthen the influence of Marxian economics in the world.

  1. WAPE. The World Association for Political Economy, registered in Hong Kong, China, is an international academic organization founded in 2006 by Marxian economists and related groups around the world. The mission of WAPE is to utilize modern Marxian economics to analyze and study the world economy, reveal its laws of development, and offer policies to promote economic and social progress on the national and global level. The last six WAPE forums were successively held in Shanghai, Shimane(Japan), Beijing, Paris, Suzhou(China), Amherst(USA), and Mexico City (Mexico) during 2006-2012. Participants in past WAPE forums have come from over 50 countries in Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America.
  1. WRPE. The World Review of Political Economy is a new peer-reviewed quarterly journal of Marxian Political Economy sponsored by WAPE and published by Pluto Press. For more information including types of submissions that will be considered, please go to www.wrpe.org.
  2. WAPE Awards. The Distinguished Achievement Award of World Political Economy of the 21st Century, established by WAPE, has been granted annually since 2009. It is intended to promote research in modern political economy around the world by granting the award to economists who have made important innovations in the theory or methodology of political economy since the year of 2001. Marxian Economics Award, established by WAPE in 2011, is to promote the prosperity and development of the research of Marxist economics around the world by granting the award to economists of different countries in the world who have made important innovations in the research of theories, methodology and application of Marxian economics. The 2013 WAPE Awards will be granted at the opening ceremony of the Eighth WAPE Forum. Nominations and applications can be sent to wape2006@gmail.com.

More information can be found on the WAPE website at www.wapeweb.org.

8th Pan-European Conference on International Relations

One International Relations or Many? Multiple Worlds, Multiple Crises

Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 September 2013 | Warsaw, Poland

Organised by the Standing Group on International Relations in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw and the Polish Association for International Studies

Call for Paper and Panel Proposals

The conference consists of almost 50 sections on a wide range of topics; each section will comprise of either 5 or 10 panels. The sections are:

  1. Asian International Studies in Multiple Worlds
  2. Crises: The Post-Soviet Area
  3. Crises - Whose Crises? Autocratic Regimes and the (re-)construction of the 'World in Crisis'
  4. Crisis for Whom? Crisis of What? Crisis in Where? Ideas, Narrations and Discourses of Crises”,“Pre-Crises”, and “Post-Crises”
  5. Critical Military Studies
  6. Critical Relations of International Relations and Islam
  7. Culture(s) in International Relations: Cultural Turn and Cultural Trap
  8. Democratizing World Society: Post-national Perspectives and Opposing Views
  9. Diplomatic Practice in a Crisis World
  10. English School
  11. European Foreign Policy
  12. EU as an International Security Provider: Theoretical, Empirical and Methodological Perspectives on actors, processes, outcomes, and impact
  13. EU External Action: Intersections with IR
  14. EU's International Role in Times of Crisis
  15. EU's Partnerships: Looking Backwards and Forward to Think Again
  16. European Studies After the Crisis: On the Outside Looking In
  17. Feminist Global Political Economy
  18. Global Affairs: Challenges to European Foreign Policy
  19. Global Biopolitics: History, Theory, Cases
  20. International Mass Media in (about) Crisis
  21. International Organizations in Times of Crisis
  22. Harnessing Globalization
  23. Historical International Relations
  24. Inequalities and Global Institutional Order
  25. International Futures
  26. Political Parties and Foreign Policy
  27. Precarity and the International
  28. Regional Integration and Crises - Regional Integration in Crisis? The Impact of Crises on Regional Integration in and outside of Europe
  29. Research Frontiers in the Study of International Governance
  30. Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses
  31. Revisiting the European Security Strategy (ESS): Ten Years After
  32. Securitisation and Politicisation: Invocations of Crisis and Emergency
  33. Securitization Theory: A New Framework for Analysis
  34. Security Studies - Bridging Conflict Studies: How Civil and International Conflict Affect and Inform Each Other
  35. Science and Technology Studies (STS) meets International Relations (IR)
  36. Starting Spaces: Conceptual and Empirical challenges to International Relations
  37. State Identity Policies in Post-Crisis Period: Theories and Cases
  38. Studying World Heterogeneity as a Source of Multiple Crises and Multiple Approaches for IR
  39. The Arctic of Regions or Globalization - Arctic's International Relations
  40. The Financial Crisis and the Eurozone: International Political Economy in Question
  41. The Politics of Foreign Aid
  42. Understanding Cooperation in Peace Processes: Diversity of Actors, Unity of Action?
  43. Understanding the Euro Crisis
  44. Understanding the Multiple Crisis - Contributions from Global Political Ecology
  45. Supporting Professional Development of IR Scholars
  46. Cooperating Associations

For more information on these sections and their convenors see here. Please contact the section convenors on any question regarding their section. There will be no Open Section – all paper and panel proposals must fit into the sections listed.

All sections welcome individual paper proposals, most welcome complete panel proposals as well. Each 105-minute panel should comprise four to five papers plus discussant and chair. Proposals must be submitted via our online submission system.

For more information on the conference, please go here or email europeanisa@gmail.com.

The closing date for paper and panel proposals is MIDNIGHT (CET) ON SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2013.

XV World Economy Meeting

5-7 June 2013 | University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain


The World Economy Society is now inviting proposals for paper and poster presentations at the annual World Economy Meeting, to be held at the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain between 5th and 7th June, 2013. The over-riding theme of the meeting is Shifting Wealth in the World Economy.


Proposals are encouraged on all areas of the world economy and we particularly encourage contributions on the following topics:


  1. The World Economy Development: long term perspectives in honor A. Maddison.
  2. FDI and Multinational Enterprises.
  3. International Finance.
  4. International Trade.
  5. Transport and Logistics in the World Economy.
  6. Integration: The European Union and other areas.
  7. International Economic Organisation and Global Governance.
  8. Labour relations, Migrations and Education.
  9. Entrepreneurship and Innovation in honor J. Guzman.
  10. Other topics: Policies beyond the World Crisis.


Abstracts should include paper title, author name and affiliation, email, keywords, JEL codes and should not exceed 100 words. The deadline for submission is 30 January 2013. Abstracts can be submitted in English or Spanish. Detailed instructions on how to submit your abstract are available on line at the official congress website. Please submit your abstracts by clicking HERE.


Acceptance notices will be sent by the Programme Chair by 15 February 2013. Once accepted, full papers are due 24 March 2013. Accepted papers will be published as Conference Proceedings with ISBN so authors will need to follow submission instructions on the official website by clicking HERE.


We encourage submissions from both senior and junior scholars as well as non-academics around the world.


The World Economy Meeting has been organised annually by the World Economy Society since 1999. The World Economy Society also publishes the prestigious journal Revista de Economía Mundial - Journal of World Economy listed in SSCI, Scopus and so on. The World Economy Meeting aims to become a leading place for international scholars and other professionals to network and analyse key issues pertaining to the world economy.


The conference will include a keynote speaker and offer many opportunities to network with other scholars working on world economy.




The University of Cantabria-Faculty of Economics and Business is served by the nearly Santander airport (10 minutes by car or 20 by public transportation) and has the following connections. There is a permanent bus service which connects Santander airport with the city center bus station every 30 minutes. The bus ticket costs approximately 2 Euros. The other option is to fly to Bilbao airport (60 minutes by car and 120 minutes connected by public transportation). As there is no direct public transportation, you should take the public bus from the airport to Bilbao Bus Station (Termibus), and a second bus to Santander. Bilbao is served by the following flight connections. A taxi from Bilbao Airport to Santander will cost around 150€. Santander is also connected by S-20 highway. See the conference website for information on how to arrive (map)

The University of Cantabria

The city of Santander

The region of Cantabria

63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)

August 9-11, 2013 | The Westin New York at Times Square , New York, NY

The call for papers is out and we are looking for the people to rise up for the occasion!  Take a stroll through our webpage if you haven't recently.

If you self-define as a scholar-activist, we think you might like to be part of the meeting the SSSP is planning for NYC13.  The iconic All-Girl band The Maul Girls (you may remember their hits in the 1990s) will be playing a special SSSP reunion concert the first night (Fri) in our conference hotel on Times Square. It's not a benefit but rather a consciousness raising event to call attention to the UN Secretary General's Global Campaign against Violence against Women. Admission is free for all conference registrants and each registrant will be limited to bringing just one guest, preferably one willing to buy you a drink at the cash bar!

Paper and panel proposals are rolling into our extremely active Program Committee being chaired by David Fasenfest, Wayne State University. Not to be upstaged by our friends in the Occupy Wall Street movement, we are inviting them to the conference and have decided to suspend our annual banquet in favor of a more inclusive awards ceremony and reception. You may be enticed by our Harlem or LGBT walking tours during the conference, and during the conference we have added a new format known as"Critical Dialogues." These depart somewhat from traditional panels in favor of a broader political discussion format. Various notables will also be participating in the meeting this year so keep checking back to our web site or "friend" our Facebook page.

A special, pre-conference workshop is being offered on Aug 8th on Service Learning: Engaging Students and Community in Sociology and Social Change, organized by Corey Dolgon of the Teaching Social Problems (TSP) section along with Jonathan White.

Two special one-day conferences free and open to all will immediately follow the regular 3-day SSSP meeting on August 12th, one focused on the challenges facing organized labor with an international context (at CUNY's Murphy Institute), the other taking a global approach to human rights (in the Westin Hotel).

The call for papers and electronic submissions site can be found here.

The conference poster, designed by our very own "guerilla artist" Linda Saphan of Kampuchea is available for free by clicking the .pdf link here. We only ask that you try to post one in a public place:

For more about the artist and to visit some of her other work.

Don't hesitate to write us if you have any questions about submitting your paper proposal for the SSSP Annual Meeting NYC13.

Association for Heterodox Economics 2013 Conference

Economy and Organisation

4-6 July 2013 | Centre for Socio-Economic Research (Cf SER), London Metropolitan University


Keynote speakers will include:

  1. Professor Sir Anthony Atkinson
  2. Professor Johnston Birchal
  3. Professor William Lazonick.


In more than ten years the AHE has established a reputation as a major international forum for the discussion of alternatives to mainstream economics, and for the interdisciplinary and pluralistic nature of its discussions. It also plays an on-going role in strengthening the community of heterodox economists, and in the development of heterodox economic theories on various topics through the dissemination of ideas and arguments.


For 2013 the AHE Conference theme is Economy and Organisation. The world economy could be characterised as suffering from a number of sometimes extreme imbalances. At the heart of many of these has been the nature and conduct of organisations. There have been a number of gross corporate scandals that have suggested organisations have taken on internal cultures in which wider responsibilities or concerns are not recognised. These may be related to financial misappropriations, to communities, or to the environment. While individuals must necessarily be involved there appear to be specific organisational cultures at work suggesting something more serious than ‘rogue’ traders or agents. There are issues to be considered such as how organisations understand their purposes, how this understanding is formed, as well as how governance both treats and is treated by them. All these problems suggest an imbalance of interests from which follow detrimental effects. Such imbalances could be argued as also being at the heart of the global financial crisis. Most obviously there was the immediate behaviour of organisations. Less obviously, but now apparent, was a pre-condition of the crisis lying in widening inequalities of both incomes and wealth holdings. These inequalities show a longer term and wider problem than just finance itself. Executive pay has risen such that differentials between CEOs and staff have reached extraordinary levels.


To what extent can economics contribute to an understanding of these issues? In shaping how we understand the relation of the individual to wider problems mainstream economics has assumed a particular kind of atomistic individual that necessarily poses an uneasy relation to the social. It may be that this has not just been a theoretical issue but a practical one, with serious consequences. Mainstream economics has delivered a particular understanding of the split between ownership and control in which managers are considered to be opportunist agents so that organisations are then taken to be a mass of contracts. One of the themes of the Conference that we would like people to explore is the extent to which this is a serious failure in grasping the significance and nature of organisation.


This Conference asks people to explore whether heterodox (or pluralistic) oriented perspectives in economics can deliver more optimistic and far reaching views of organisation and its social and cultural context . For example, how might we learn from those who have brought out the significance of intrinsic motivation? We ask for people to explore whether economics can learn from actual organisational practices around the world, including examples of mutualism. It may be that the problems faced result simply from a spread of markets, or market based solutions to areas where such solutions are inappropriate. We welcome critical evaluation of such issues and indeed of the mainstream conception of free markets, set against heterodox alternatives.


The conference invites submissions for single papers, panels and sessions of relevance to the overarching conference theme or address topics or issues of importance to heterodox economics from standpoints which differ from, or critically examine, mainstream economics.


Related Conference Themes


  1. The Limits of Mainstream Economics: Lessons from Organization Theory and Management Theory. Can an understanding of the purposes of organisations, perhaps how they can make distinctive contributions to economy, and their ethical underpinnings, challenge current economic analysis?
  2.  The Economics of Culture and the Creative Industries, including the measurement of intangibles, the function of culture in urban planning, labour relations in the creative workforce, and the relation between creativity, innovation, and organization.
  3. Market Governance: Cartels, Big Business, State Regulations, and Competition Law. Does market and/or firm competition exist and regulate economic activity in any meaningful way; or, is economic activity regulated by the visible hand outside the market?
  4. Heterodox Labour Economics. This theme will explore discrimination, work-time and pay, in the context of capitalism. The relationship between the labour market and the household sector will also be examined.
  5. Academic Publishing and the Barriers to Heterodox Economics. This theme will explore issues of open access, peer review, journal publication and plagiarism. This section will debate how we define these practices and their linkage to our broader task of ethics in economics, as well as who benefits and who loses from the intellectual exchange of ideas.


Please send ideas or abstracts to email address: AHE2013@Londonmet.ac.uk



Deadline for additional conference theme proposals

5 December 2012

Notification on conference theme proposals

19 December 2012

Submission of abstracts for all papers

31 January 2013

Decisions on abstracts communicated to authors

14 February 2013

Deadline for submission of refereed papers

8 May 2013

Decisions on refereed papers

24 May 2013

Deadline for submission of non-refereed papers and final versions of refereed papers

10 June 2013

Deadline for registration

10 June 2013




  1. Abstracts should be no more than 400 words. Papers should usually be 4000-10000 words. Refereeing of papers is optional, is double-blind, and authors will receive comments from two referees. Papers which are not accepted for the refereed stream will be put forward for the non-refereed stream.
  2. Authors submitting papers to the Conference do so on the understanding that they will provide an electronic version of the paper for upload on the AHE website by the deadline prior to the Conference. These papers will generally be published (in PDF format) on the public part of the website. In exceptional circumstances the Conference Programme Committee may place non-refereed papers on the members-only part of the website, if requested by the author and reasonable justification is given. Copyright of all AHE Conference papers is retained by the author(s).


Further details on the submission process will be available on the Conference webpage, which is part of the AHE website (http://www.hetecon.net/). Details of previous AHE conferences are also listed there. Please consult the website regularly for Conference updates.

Special sessions on the Creative Economy at the AHE conference, July 5-6 2013


From the mid-1990s on, theoretical and practical interest in various aspects of the cultural and creative economy has been steadily mounting. It has been studied under a variety of headings, perhaps the earliest being Ruskin’s work on the value of art, and more recently Keynes’ own concern for the arts as highlighted by his role in founding the Arts Council. The ‘Cultural Industries’ as they were named by Adorno and the Frankfurt school lent a negative connotation to the commercialisation of art for many, launching a number of debates about the social and political role of the arts and their relation to commercial society which continue today. More formal study began with the work of such economists as Baumol, Blinder, Frey, Peacock, and others now often regarded as the founders of ‘Cultural Economics’. With the ever-broadening economic role of ICT, and in particular the role of the internet, Intellectual Property became a further focus of attention, merging the previously separate concepts of copyright, patent, brand and trademark into a single category and in so doing, bringing to light that a new and rapidly-growing economic sector was emerging. This economic growth became a focus of industrial policy, beginning with Australia’s Creative Nation policy and the UK DCMSs own Creative Industries Mapping Document in 1998, giving rise to the closely-related concept of ‘Creative Industries’. In parallel, the notion of ‘intangible’ production, covering not only IP but software and other such new forms of service-based or service-yielding capital, became the subject of significant changes in the National Accounts due to the work of Corrado, Clayton, and others, whilst interest grew in new forms of innovation tied to the nexus connecting cultural production to ICT.


The traditional tools of economics have in many ways been found wanting in dealing with the important new economic reality that underlies these developments. The time is ripe for a broad reconsideration, not only of the instruments, theories and evidence that we use to study this economic reality, but their future implications for economic theory and practice. We believe what is needed is a wide-ranging, pluralist and non-exclusive discussion; a ‘comparing notes’ conversation for both theorists and practitioners. We invite all who are interested in promoting such a discussion to submit papers and work in progress to a special stream on ‘the cultural and creative economy’ at the forthcoming conference of the AHE on ‘Economics and Organisation’ at London Metropolitan University, July 5-7 2013. Please refer to the AHE call for papers for deadlines for abstracts and guidelines for submission.

Abstracts, which should be 400 words or less, should be sent before 31st January to AHE2013@Londonmet.ac.uk and copied to Alan Freeman or Edmund O’Sullivan.


Please also consult the full call for papers of the conference, which provides further details of requirements for submissions, at http://www.hetecon.net/division.php?page=call_for_papers. If you have further questions about the special sessions please contact Alan Freeman [afreeman@iwgvt.org] or Edmund O’Sullivan [Edmund.O'Sullivan@Meed.com]. For questions about the conference, contact  AHE2013@Londonmet.ac.uk.

Capital as power at the 2013 Rethinking Marxism Conference

Call for papers on the subject of "Capital as Power", to be organized as a series of panels at the forthcoming Rethinking Marxism Conference. The conference will be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on September 19-22, 2013.

Internal deadline for abstracts: May 15, 2013

For more details go here: http://bnarchives.yorku.ca/353/

CHANGING CITIES’ Spatial, morphological, formal, & socio-economic dimensions

18-21 June 2013 | Skiathos, Greece

Special session on 'Collective ventures, solidarity economy and the urban space'

Concepts and practices related to social and solidarity economy, complementary currencies, time banks, consumers’ cooperatives, cooperatives of production and distribution, social management of water, social management of waste, crowdsourcing, microfinance, open source, commons and P2P production, manufacturing on small scale, community supported agriculture, social groceries, social medical centres, etc. show a remarkable expansion. While this kind of alternative collective ventures have appeared in some countries already some decades ago, in Greece there has been a rapid development of these ventures only in recent years. However, there has been a remarkable proliferation of them at global level, with considerable geographical diversity, on the advent of the new millennium.

Associated debates deal with the specific features of this kind of ventures and corresponding practices that emerged under the condition of a shrinking Keynesian welfare state and the transition to a post-fordist era. To some degree this debate is also associated with the emergence and institutionalization of New Social Movements. It is also acknowledged that the above mentioned ventures transform the geography of urban spaces in several ways.

Thus relevant research questions may regard different aspects such as: issues about the kind and grade of alterity of these ventures with respect to diverse practices in everyday life in the cities, the role of urban areas for the evolution of such ventures, the relation with sustainability issues, the transformation of social relations in the course of these ventures entailing the creation of new future visions for the cities, the role of citizenship, participation and democracy and the impact on planning issues, the “transition cities” debate, alternative approaches to urban development (e.g. post-development, de-growth), localization issues in the era of globalization, the impact of alternative ventures’ networking on urban space, the role of e-networking and ICT,  revisiting creativity and “smart cities” approaches under the focus of such alternative collective practices, the role of suburban areas with the mixture of land uses and any emerging contradictions with conventional agricultural practices.

The aim of the Special Session is to bring together researchers from across a wide spectrum of disciplines – geographers, spatial planners, political scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, engineers, psychologists, philosophers, etc. – who are interested in collective ventures, solidarity economy and the urban space. This multi-disciplinary call for papers intends to highlight the inter-disciplinary approaches that these ventures need for a comprehensive and integrated interpretation. At the same time, it aspires to facilitate academic networking and be the sparkle for a debate on policy issues around alternative routes in the era of crisis.

Please send your title to the session organisers by 14 January 2013:

  1. Giogos Gritzas, ggritzas@auth.gr (School of Spatial Planning & Development, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
  2. Karolos Kavoulakos kkavoula@gmail.com (School of Political Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

CPERN at European Sociological Association 11th Conference

Crisis, Critique and Change

 28-31 August 2013 | Torino, Italy

Whose Crisis, Whose Critique and Whose Change? (RN06)

The recent years have, in the eyes of many, been characterised by a multiplicity of crises, the growth in significance of critiques of the current state of affairs, and increasing demands for change. However, the uneven impact of crises, the concentration of voices of critique in only parts of society and the world, and the very different demands for change that have been articulated, force critical political economy scholars to ask the question ‘Whose crisis, whose critique and whose change?’


This observation has many aspects to it. For example, apart from the initial shock in late 2008, many of those towards the top of different societies have suffered very little (if any) decline in wealth and incomes over the last few years. Moreover, the critiques have come from the radical Right as much as from more progressive currents of thought such as the Occupy, Indignados and other movements. Finally, very real change may be taking place, but in Europe for example it is often in the form of brutal and authoritarian structural adjustment programmes, social and political polarisation/conflict and a more general crisis of everyday living for the majority of the population (e.g. the rise in bankruptcies, evictions and imprisonments related to debt, the reductions of salaries, social rights and entitlements).


For this reason we are interested in hosting a wide range of topics in our sessions that are linked to the above themes. For instance, this could include the sharp growth of precarious labour and insecurity, the rise of state authoritarianism, the question of resistance and dissent from all sides of the political and social spectrum, the crises of welfare states and everyday living, and so on. More broadly, this could also include the crises and continuities in ‘living dead’ neoliberalism, the evolution of Eurozone governance, the possibilities for more progressive ‘models of capitalism’ in the future, the lessons that can be learned from the ‘pink tide’ in Latin America, the Arab uprisings, etc..


We are interested in all of the above plus more. As such, we seek contributions from those with an interest in political economy research, regardless of their disciplinary affiliation and whether they are in academia or not. We also hope to attract a diverse range of participants, from a number of countries and backgrounds.


We invite submission of papers and panel proposals for our open sessions - please see the instructions below. Moreover, at the Torino conference we have two joint sessions with other ESA networks. If you are interested in participating in these joint sessions, please indicate this on your submission.


Disaster, Conflict and Social Crisis (RN06 Joint Session with RN08)


The Eurozone Crisis as an Opportunity: Structural Changes within the Member States of the Eurozone and the European Union (Chair: Laura Horn (RN06) and Nikos Petropoulos (RN08) )


This joint panel with RN08 invites submissions on the theme of ‘The Eurozone Crisis as an Opportunity: Structural Changes within the Member States of the Eurozone and the European Union’. The focus will be on the structural – economic, political, and social changes – within the member states themselves. Special emphasis will be on the states that have especially been affected by the debt crisis and have taken part of the ECB/IMF/EU bail-out mechanism (e.g. Ireland, Portugal, Greece) or have received loans from EU/ECB to support their bank system (e.g. Spain).  Papers may also focus on structural changes, if any, within the ‘solvent’ states of the Eurozone and the European Union (Germany, Finland, Holland, Austria, the Czech Republic).  Priority will be given to comparative empirical and critical analysis.


Sociology of Communication and Media Research (RN06 Joint Session with RN18)


Critical Political Economy of the Media and Communication in Times of Capitalist Crisis and Change

(Chair: Ian Bruff (RN06) and Christian Fuchs (RN18))


This joint panel with RN18 invites submissions on the theme of ‘Critical Political Economy of the Media and Communication in Times of Capitalist Crisis and Change’. Abstract submissions could, for example, focus on the role of media and communication in critical political economy approaches to the crisis, the role of critical political economy approaches in the sociology of communications and the media, or indeed any other aspects of topics and issues linked to this theme. In other words, this joint session focuses on the intersection of Critical Political Economy and the Sociology of the Media and Communication. It is interested in contributions that focus on one or more of the following questions:

  1. Which approaches that are based on Marx, Critical Political Economy, or Marxism are there today for understanding the current crisis and ongoing changes?
  2. What is the role of the media and communication in these approaches?
  3. What is the role of Critical Political Economy, Marx, and Marxism in the Sociology of the Media and Communication?
  4. What is the role and value of Marx today for understanding crisis, change, capitalism, communication, and critique?





Authors are invited to submit their abstract either to the general session (open) or any specific session. Please submit each abstract only to one session. After abstract evaluation, coordinators will have the chance to transfer papers between sessions where applicable. Abstracts should not exceed 1750 characters (including spaces, approximately 250 words). Each paper session will have the duration of 1.5 hours. Normally sessions will include 4 papers. Abstracts can only be submitted online no later than 1st of February 2013 to the conference website. Abstracts sent by email cannot be accepted.

The information requested during abstract submission include: 1) name(s), affiliation(s) and email of all the author(s); 2) contact details of presenting author (postal address, and telephone in addition to email); 3) title of proposed presentation; 4) up to 4 keywords (optional).

Submitting authors will receive an email of acknowledgement of successful submission receipt. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and selected for presentation by the relevant Research Network or Research Stream; the letter of notification will be sent by the conference software system in early April 2013. Each author cannot submit more than two abstracts (as first author).

Abstract submission deadline: 1 February 2013

Abstract submission platform: http://www.esa11thconference.eu

The Encyclopedia of Central Banking

Co-edited by Louis-Philippe Rochon (Laurentian University, Canada), Sergio Rossi (University of Fribourg, Switzerland) and Matías Vernengo ( University of Utah and Central Bank of Argentina), to be published by Edward Elgar Ltd.

The Encyclopaedia will contain about 200 entries, each between 200 and 1000 words in length. On average, each entry will be about 600 words long, plus tables, figures and selected bibliographic references.

If you are willing to contribute to this Encylopaedia, please send an email by January 31, 2013 to lprochon2003@yahoo.com and sergio.rossi@unifr.ch indicating between 1 and 4 entries that you propose to write, selecting them from the attached list or proposing other entries that are not on that list.

We will let you know by February 15, 2013 our decision. Contributed entries are due by June 30, 2013 and must be sent in .doc form according to the attached guidelines.

Download the Call for Contributors and Guidelines.

The European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention (EJEEP)

The European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention (EJEEP) is a peer-reviewed journal which serves as a forum for studies in macroeconomic theory, economic institutions and economic policies.

The Editors invite contributions acknowledging the pluralism of research approaches in economics. They aim to engender productive debates and reciprocal interventions between diverse approaches. In particular, they contend that a wide variety of institutional and social factors shape economic life and economic processes. Only a careful study and integration of these factors into economics will lead to theoretical progress and to adequate economic policy recommendations. Therefore, the submission of theoretical and empirical work in these fields is encouraged.

The roots of the EJEEP go back to 2004, when the first issue of Intervention. Journal of Economics was published. In 2008 the journal was re-launched as Intervention. European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies. It will come out as European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention (EJEEP) from 2013 onwards.


The editors seek high quality academic contributions of no more than 8,000 words including references and bibliography. The journal focuses on original research, articles, commentaries and book reviews and will be aimed predominantly at academics and intellectuals. All articles will be double blind peer reviewed prior to acceptance for publication.

The editors welcome submissions for future editions. To submit a paper for publishing consideration, please contact ejeep@e-elgar.com 

Book review submissions should be sent to: ejeepreviews@e-elgar.com 

Financial Crisis and the Eurozone (IPE in Question Section) at the EISA 8th Pan-European Conference

September 18-21, 2013 | Warsaw, Poland

The European International Studies Association (formerly SGIR-ECPR) has accepted my proposal for a 10-panel Section on the ‘Financial Crisis and the Eurozone: IPE in Question’ at their next Pan-European Conference in Warsaw Sep 18-21 this year. I am keen to make this an interdisciplinary forum for heterodox and critical political economists discussing the Eurozone crisis in all its multifaceted dimensions (without regard to which particular professional discipline they work). Ultimately my ambition would be to put together a comprehensive interdisciplinary Heterodox Eurozone Crisis Reader to help counter the what I consider to be a lack of recognition of heterodox and critical analysis on the EU and Eurozone (cf. my recent piece in the 2012 Volume of Millennium: Journal of International Studies.)


I would be keen to encourage anyone with an interesting paper or panel proposal to submit an application.

This can be done here on the official Conference website. General info about the conference can be found here.

Please note that the deadline for submissions is FEBRUARY 24 2013 MIDNIGHT CET.


For further info, please find below the section concept that I submitted to EISA. Given the organisation, I was pitching it especially with reference to International Relations and IPE, but I am looking for a genuinely interdisciplinary forum.


The Financial Crisis and the Eurozone: International Political Economy in Question


The financial crisis challenges social science. The British Queen famously asked why economics failed to predict it, and studies have remarked critically on its foundational assumptions (e.g. Wade, 2012). However, the Eurozone crisis indicates that the challenge is more extensive and does not exempt IR. European integration scholarship did not identify, let alone predict, that there might be a problem (Ryner, 2012). Even IPE has been rather underwhelming as a guide on causes and effects (Manokha, 2011). The latter is especially concerning, since IPE supposedly emerged to address ‘new instabilities’ (the collapse of Bretton Woods, the oil crisis, globalisation), which were beyond the traditional disciplines (Ravenhill, 2005). Clearly, IPE struggles to convert into practice its ambition to offer a holistic and integral analysis of production and power with fine grained analysis, which was supposed to offer an intellectual guide to developments in the world economy in an era characterised by profound secular transformations. This section seeks papers of, and discussions between, scholars committed to improve the extent to which IPE lives up to these foundational ambitions in its study of the Eurozone crisis. The section encourages interdisciplinary debate between scholars working in fields such as IR, economics, business, sociology, geography, history and indeed any area of the social sciences or humanities.


If you have any questions, please get in touch.


All the best, Magnus


J. Magnus Ryner,

Reader in International Political Economy,

Department of European and International Studies,

King's College London,

East Wing, Strand,

London, WC2R 2LS,


How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation

May 31-June 1, 2013 | University California Los Angeles


We are very pleased to announce that the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and ADAPT, an Italian research center on workforce issues, are organizing the international conference "How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation", to take place on May 31-June 1 2013 at the University of California, Los Angeles.


The conference aims at contributing to the current debate and attaining a better understanding of the causes, consequences and possible responses to these issues on a global scale, through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach.


IRLE and ADAPT invite professors, researchers, doctoral students, experts, practitioners and all those interested in the conference topics, from the perspectives of multiple disciplines - including, but not limited to, economics, history, sociology, political science, labor and employment law, industrial relations, and human resource studies - to submit papers focused on the issues of this conference. Deadline for abstract submission is January 15th 2013 to via website http://www.irle.ucla.edu/research/documents/Call-Globalmigration-Workforcediversity-DeadlineJan2013.pdf (you will need to go to the Login page and click on "Create a New Account"). We particularly encourage graduate students to submit papers, and anticipate organizing one or more panels especially for graduate students.


It is expected that the best papers among those selected for the conference will be published in a volume of ADAPT Labour Studies Book Series edited by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


Six scholarships of up to $1500 for those traveling from outside the USA, $500 for those traveling within the USA, will be granted to abstract authors based on excellence of the abstract, representation of various regions of the world, and representation of doctoral students as well as more senior researchers.


For more information, please click here (or if the link is not live, go to the website above) to see the call for papers or write to uclairle@irle.ucla.edu with questions.


Chris Tilly (UCLA  IRLE) and Michele Tiraboschi (ADAPT)

IIPPE Annual Conference 2013

Political Economy, Activism and Alternative Economic Strategies

July 9-11, 2013 | International Institute for Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands

Financialisation Working Group

Financialisation refers to the phenomenon of finance playing an ever more significant role in economic life. This phenomenon is related to the structural transformation of capitalist economies and the accompanying social effects. In the wake of the crisis, this has become an increasingly prominent area of research in the field of political economy. Yet, there is still no broad consensus on the exact meaning of the term. Unsurprisingly, important analytical gaps and flaws have emerged. Many are yet to be addressed, both theoretically and empirically.

The IIPPE Financialisation Working Group intends to convene a number panels to explore the concept of financialisation in relation to the varied experiences of, and responses to the current crises.

The International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy (IIPPE) organises its Fourth Annual Conference. The conference will be held at the Institute for Social Studies, Erasmus University, the Hague, the Netherlands, from 9 to 11 July, 2013 and the theme of the conference is “Political Economy, Activism and Alternative Economic Strategies”. Financialisation is an integral part of the theme as finance has increased its influence over greater areas of economic and social reproduction.

In our capacity as convenors of the IIPPE Working Group on Financialisation, we would like to encourage you to consider submitting either a paper or a complete panel proposal to the Working Group for consideration for inclusion in the Fourth IIPPE Conference. In accordance with the general call for papers, contributions could include, but are not limited to:

  1. Financialisation of Middle Income Countries; the integration of Middle Income Countries into global finance; international capital flows; domestic manifestations and consequences of financialisation
  2. Financialisation of commodities; the increasing growth of commodity index investment and changes in the social relations along commodity chains.
  3. Financialisaton of household and income distribution; unequal market and social power relations between classes with the increasing dependence on financial forms of meeting the needs of social reproduction.
  4. Limitations of mainstream economic theory and; the role and use of alternative critical studies of financialisation theory; critical studies of the concept of financialisation itself
  5. The persistent European Crisis and the future of the Euro; economic analysis of and policy alternatives for transforming financial regulations and international banking reforms

In addition to submission of individual papers, we would particularly encourage the submission of panel proposals of 2-4 presentation each. Panels which collectively present the work of institutions or other academic groups provide an excellent opportunity to showcase work in a greater depth that is possible in single presentations. It is further hoped that the conference will provide an opportunity to deepen links between groups working on finance from a critical perspective.

Abstracts of individual papers (max. 500 words) or panel proposals (max. 500 words plus abstracts of the individual papers) should be submitted to serdar_sengul@soas.ac.uk


Privatization Working Group: Privatization, Crisis, Alternatives Stream

  1. Thomas Marois (SOAS, University of London, UK)
  2. Kate Bayliss (SOAS, University of London, UK)
  3. Ahmet Zaifer (SOAS, University of London, UK)


The theme of the 4th IIPPE Conference is “Political Economy, Activism and Alternative Economic Strategies”. Given the significance of the debates around privatization in the ongoing crisis and in the construction of socialist alternative strategies, the IIPPE Privatization Working Group will be organizing a stream of papers for presentation. Individual paper submissions are invited on and around the following areas:

  1. Alternatives to privatization;
  2. How neoliberalism and financialization have undermined public sector alternatives;
  3. How the crisis has shaped struggles for alternatives to privatization;
  4. Crisis, austerity, and privatization;
  5. Contemporary case studies on why privatization has accelerated;
  6. Contemporary case studies on workers’ struggles and privatization.


Submissions on other aspects of privatization will also be considered. Abstracts (500 words maximum) should be submitted, with “abstract submitted iippe2013” in the subject line, to iippe2013@iss.nl and to both Thomas Marois (tm47@soas.ac.uk) and Ahmet Zaifer (a_zaifer@soas.ac.uk) by 15 February 2013.

Incorporating the 14th Path to Full Employment and 19th National Conference on Unemployment

Reconstructing a Full Employment Narrative

10th - 12th July, 2013 | Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus, Darwin, NT, Australia

The Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE) is pleased to announce the 14th Path to Full Employment and 19th National Unemployment Conference. To coincide with the opening of our new location at Charles Darwin University, the 2013 conference will be held in Darwin, Northern


To really make the most of the fabulous weather in Darwin, the conference will be held over three days from 10 to 12 of July. Two day will consist of conference sessions the third day will be an optional full day tour of Litchfield National Park.

The theme of the 2013 conference will be “Reconstructing a Full Employment Narrative”. The global economy is still stuck in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis in 80 years and the legacy has been tens of millions remain unemployed, a large proportion of productive capacity is lying idle, and vast quantities of output and income foregone and lost forever. The downturn is now into its fifth year and large economies such as the Eurozone and Britain are back in recession as fiscal austerity undermines their nascent recoveries.

The political landscape seems divorced from the reality that on-going recession is extremely costly and prolonged unemployment, especially high youth joblessness, has inter-generational effects. Instead of

creating jobs, governments are seeking ways to impose undermine the labour markets by imposing fiscal austerity at a time when private spending is still mostly weak.

The Conference will seek to explore the apparent contradictions of the policy stances that are now entrenched and causing the prolonged global unemployment crisis.


Papers in any area of labour market analysis will be of interest, particularly in the following research and policy areas:

  1. Reflection on the global financial crisis, Reform agendas etc…
  2. Any research on unemployment-its’ dimensions, causes, cures.
  3. The labour market and the inter-generational debate.
  4. The policy challenge of emerging skill shortages and underutilisation-how do we design solutions to both?
  5. The increasing problem of underemployment and marginal workers.
  6. Why has work become more precarious? Is it a problem? What are the solutions?
  7. What is full employment? How is it defined and measured? How close are we to achieving full employment? What are the challenges that remain?
  8. Employment guarantees versus income guarantees-pros and cons?
  9. Why do disparities in regional labour markets persist? What is the extent of the problem and its solutions?
  10. Analysing patterns of work and housing.
  11. Long term, youth, disabled and indigenous unemployment.

Submissions can be made to both the Refereed (peer reviewed) or Non-Refereed streams. Refereed papers will be included in a volume of conference proceedings (which will constitute a refereed conference

paper under Australian government rules).

The deadline for all abstracts is: Friday 8th March 2013.

Guidelines for Submission:

  1. Abstracts should be a maximum of 150 words.
  2. Refereed papers should be 6000 words in length including references.
  3. Font should be Times New Roman 12 point and single spaced. Please use Harvard style referencing.
  4. Non refereed papers have no formatting or word length.

All abstracts and papers should be submitted in MS Word version 2003 or 2007. Those interested in submitting abstracts and papers are asked to visit our website for more formatting requirements needed for the submission of papers as well as paper deadlines.

For all Conference Correspondence please use the University of Newcastle contact details. Please submit papers and abstracts to:Melinda Hannan, Administrative Officer: coffee@newcastle.edu.au.

London Conference in Critical Thought

June 6th and 7th, 2013 | Royal Holloway, University of London

Building on the success of the inaugural conference, the 2013 London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline to engage with other scholars who share theoretical approaches and interests. Central to this vision is an inter-institutional, non-hierarchal, and accessible event which makes a particular effort to embrace emergent thought and the participation of emerging academics, fostering new avenues for critically orientated scholarship and collaboration. Coordinated by colleagues from across the University of London, this year’s conference is to be held at Royal Holloway on the 6th and 7th June, 2013.

We now welcome proposals for thematic streams for the 2013 conference. Last year’s conference included streams as diverse as ‘Critical Human Rights’, ‘Radical Political Rhetoric’, ‘Spatial Text’, ‘The Object: between Time and Temporality’, and ‘Deleuzian Theory in Practice’. It brought into conversation scholars working in the fields of philosophy, fine art, geography, politics, law, musicology, literature, and many others.

The deadline for stream proposals is the 20th of January, 2013.

Stream proposals should include abstracts or descriptions that seek to stimulate a range of cross-disciplinary responses. A later call for papers (in early February) will seek proposals for presentations suited to the accepted conference streams, as well as paper proposals for inclusion in a general stream. Given the collaborative nature of the conference, stream convenors will have input into and take a hand in the coordination of the conference.

Please send stream proposals to londoncriticalconference@gmail.com. Details of last year’s conference (including previous streams and papers) can be found on the LCCT website.


Email: londoncriticalconference@gmail.com

Twitter: @LondonCritical

Left Forum

Left Forum has a new date: After almost a decade of spring conferences and growth, Left Forum is moving from spring to early summer, June 7th - 9th. The location remains the same, Pace University, next to City Hall Park, New York City.


Why the date changed: Coming each year during Spring Break weekend, this year's break fell on Easter. The challenges of organizing the conference on Easter Sunday plus the opportunity to accommodate the growth of this unique global convergence helped inspire the move.


Highlights of the move: The new date will enable panels and events to be organized through the spring semester cycle making it easier on panelists and attendees alike.This will make for a richer intellectual and activist conference experience.

What to expect: Please check back at www.leftforum.org, for updates on the conference theme, plenary speaker announcements, panel and workshop descriptions, panel proposals, early registration and more.


Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) 25th Annual Conference 

June 27-29, 2013 | University of Milan, Italy

Mini-Conference on "States within the categories of financial stability"

Download CFP. Note that the deadline is January 14.

Regulation & Governance Network

The newly formed Research Network on Regulation & Governance is soliciting papers for the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) 25th annual conference to be held at the University of Milan on June 27-29, 2013.  The theme for the conference is "States in Crisis."  The Regulation & Governance Network seeks papers addressing the salient and fundamental questions of governance and regulation raised by the ongoing global crisis of contemporary finance capitalism.  The origins and most important consequences of this crisis are found in dysfunctional forms of governance and regulation.  Nowhere is this dysfunction more evident and dangerous than in the Eurozone, where established institutional arrangements and elite politics have proven incapable of resolving the latest chapter of the financial crisis, and instead have prolonged and exacerbated it.  But the broader crisis of governance and regulation is manifest in political economies far beyond the boundaries of the EU.

The ongoing political economic crisis of finance capitalism raises several salient and fundamental questions of governance and regulation:

  1. Who are the relative winners and losers in the crisis, not only economically but also politically?
  2. What roles has regulation played in the causes and consequences of the crisis at the sectoral, national, and international levels?
  3. What effects has the crisis had on trajectories of political, regulatory, and economic (dis)integration?  

Conversely, the severity and intractability of the crisis compels us to critically rethink and imagine how potential forms of governance and regulation could more effectively promote:

  1. More robust economic growth and broadly distributed benefits of development;
  2. Economic stability by containing and allocating risk more fairly and efficiently;
  3. The general welfare as part of a just socio-economic order, and a more democratic political order.

You can find more information about the Regulation & Governance Network here and here. The SASE paper and panel session instructions can be found here.  When submitting a paper or panel session, please be sure to register with the Regulation & Governance Network.  We would also be grateful if you would send us a message confirming your submission at the above email address.

Cities in crisis: The urban political economy of the global recession  


  1. Manuel Aalbers, University of Leuven, Belgium, m.b.aalbers@gmail.com
  2. Ugo Rossi, University of Turin, Italy, ugo.rossi@unito.it


The credit crunch of 2007-08 emanating from the subprime mortgage crisis in US cities and the subsequent global recession have demonstrated how urban economies are at the heart of the functioning and the contradictions of contemporary capitalism in a context of hegemonic yet inherently variegated neoliberalism. Almost half a decade into the global economic crisis, social scientists concerned with urban issues look at the crisis as a structural condition with which contemporary cities and regions have to deal rather than merely an episodic conjuncture.


At the city level, the crisis has an ambivalent function. On the one hand, it acts as a disciplining force, accelerating the evolutionary process within local economies as well as rationalizing the ways in which cities are being governed. On the other hand, the crisis reinvigorates the capitalist rationality intrinsic to the urban process, by pushing politico-economic elites to valorize cities as spaces of economic experimentation through a variety of governance and accumulation strategies. Cities are therefore both epicentres and victims of the global crisis as well as places that appear to have the potential to offer solutions to the structural problems affecting capitalist economies. We suggest that these processes are best studied from a renewed political economy perspective on urban re/development and governance. Yet, the urban political economy lens not only offers a perspective from which to study cities, it also offers a rich empirical context from which to study contemporary capitalism.


This mini-conference looks for contributions addressing the following thematic strands:

  1. Cities and late neoliberalism: we understand ‘late neoliberalism’ as a form of neoliberalism permeated by a multidimensional condition of crisis: crises of legitimation (discursive-moral), accumulation (economic-capitalist), governance (political-administrative). How is coping with these multiple crises reshaping the urban experience across the globe? How does this help us rethink the way in which neoliberalism is commonly understood?
  2. Cities and the austerity-growth dialectic: in times of crisis, municipal governments are requested to implement austerity measures, but are also expected to devise strategies of economic regeneration. How do urban politico-economic elites deal with this antinomy? What are the adaptation mechanisms, governance structures and institutional capacities being deployed in this context?
  3. Cities and financialization: the financialization of home, infrastructure and urban re/development more widely speaking were distinctive features of the expansionary era of neoliberalism. Foreclosures, repossessions and ghost residential spaces as well as overleveraged local governments have then characterized the landscapes of cities after the credit crunch. How are local governments, urban residents and the housing sector responding to the disastrous failures of financialization?
  4.  Cities and alternative models: cities can be spaces of despair, but also spaces of hope in which grassroots experiments may mature and eventually transcend the local context. If it is true that challenges to hegemonic models rise from alternative models at the local scale, what role can and do specific cities and communities play in such alternative models? How do city residents and local governments try to work outside the box of late neoliberalism?

Please visit the SASE website for practical instructions. More info here.

Deadline for submissions is January 14, 2013.

Call for Participants

4th International Summer School on Keynesian Macroeconomics and European Economic Policies

28 July - 4 August 2013 | Berlin, Germany


The summer school aims at providing an introduction to Post-Keynesian economics and to the problems of European economic policies as well as presenting some ongoing research to interested graduate students (MA and PhD) and junior researchers. It will consist of overview lectures, a panel discussion, student study groups and academic papers. The summer school will feature leading international researchers in the area, like Marc Lavoie (Canada), Giuseppe Fontana (UK), Eckhard Hein (Germany), John McCombie (UK), Steve Fazzari (USA), Engelbert Stockhammer (UK), and Philip Arestis (UK).


The summer school will cover the following issues:

  1. History and methods of Post-Keynesian macroeconomics
  2. Money and macroeconomics
  3. Distribution and growth
  4. Open economy macroeconomics
  5. Finance and crisis
  6. Unemployment and the labour market
  7. European economic policies


Language is English. There is a fee of EUR 100,- (reduced: EUR 50,-) for each participant for accommodation and meals. Travelling costs cannot be covered.


Application: Please send a letter of motivation (explain why you want to participate and how the Summer School relates to your study and research interests and/or your MA/Phd dissertation plans and/or you work area; max. 2 pages); your CV; the questionnaire (see hyperlink below) including an address of one academic adviser, who may be contacted for reference, to Susanne-stoeger@boeckler.de no later than 15 March, 2013. Applicants will be informed by mid-April and accepted participants will be provided with a reading package for the summer school.


More information: http://www.boeckler.de/35334_29357.htm

The Future, and Praxis of Decent Work

14 – 15 February 2013 | International Center for Development and Decent Work, Kassel University

Organising committee:

Dr Phoebe V Moore (Salford University, IPEG Convenor); Dr Charles Dannreuther (COST, University of Leeds); Prof Dr Christoph Scherrer (COST, GLU, ICDD, Kassel University); Christian Möllmann (ICDD, Kassel University).

  1. Event announcement
  2. Programme

The Financial and Economic Crisis: A Decent Work Response report prepared by the International Institute for Labour Studies and the Employment Sector and Policy Integration and Statistics Department Geneva in 2009 indicates that the Decent Work Agenda should provide a policy framework to stem crises by placing employment and social protection at the heart of ‘extraordinary fiscal stimulus measures’ which can both protect vulnerable people, and reactivate investment and demand in economies.

The International Labour Organisation’s World of Work Report 2012 forecasts a global unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent in 2012, with total world unemployment rising from 196 million in 2011 to 202 million in 2012. In this context, and with the rise in austerity measures which cannot guarantee growth but which have already triggered social disruption and harm, this conference will explore the concept of decent work and search for a praxis of decent work in all countries, all contexts, and for all people.

Guy Ryder, an experienced trade unionist, was elected as the ILO’s new Director General on 28th May 2012, to take office in September, and he has stated his commitment to prioritise people and the world of work (Ryder, 2012).  In June 2012, India, Brazil and South African signed a long term Declaration of Intent in a number of areas including development and cooperation, and labour, which is explicitly designed to further the Decent Work Agenda, aiming toward creating jobs, guaranteeing rights at work, extending social protection and the promotion of social dialogue, with gender equality as a core objective. These types of initiatives indicate a continuation of the relevance of a concept that was coined by Juan Somavia, Director General 1999 – September 2012, but the global climate of strained governance continues to challenge the possibilities for decent work in developed and developing countries alike.

The ILO’s new Director General faces a Eurozone crisis, rising unemployment, a spate of emergency crisis-driven labour policy deregulation that has often not been passed with consent from relevant social partners, and the dramatic rise in precarity and nonstandard employment which impacts lives in all corners of the world. Several governments across the European Union, including Portugal, Spain, Hungary, and the United Kingdom, have recently passed emergency labour motions and reforms using the rationale of austerity to decentralise collective bargaining, disempower temporary workers, and increase working time for less remuneration, in many cases via Memoranda of Understanding passed in consultation and consent with the Troika (the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF) (Clauwaert and Schomann, 2012). Nonetheless the ‘international consensus’ remains committed to securing ongoing decent work, and labour law is expected to provide the theatre for appropriate labour standards and rights despite labour law modernisation (Faioli, 2010).

The conference involves papers dealing with questions around the legitimation and the tripartite structure of the International Labour Organisation, questions about the world of work in the current context of global recession, issues surrounding social unrest as linked to rising unemployment, and the nature of international labour standards in this context. The concept of decent work is in crisis and this conference is a call for praxis around these issues.

HES Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Award

The History of Economics Society is accepting nominations for its annual JOSEPH DORFMAN BEST DISSERTATION AWARD for dissertations in the history of economic thought and economic methodology. In memory of Joseph Dorfman, historian of economic thought and Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society, his family endowed a permanent fund for the award. The winner will receive a stipend of $500 plus travel expenses up to $500 to attend the  presentation at the Society's annual conference. All dissertations in the history of economic thought and economic methodology that are written in English and completed during the previous academic year (September 2011 to August 2012) are eligible. The selection committee considers only nominated dissertations. A list of past recipients can be found at <http://historyofeconomics.org/Dorfman.cfm>. The selection committee is formed this year by:

  *   David Colander, Middlebury College  (Chair)

  *   Rebeca Gomez Betancourt, Universite Lumiere 2 - Lyon

  *   Sylvie Rivot, Universite de Strasbourg

  *   Warren Young, Bar-Ilan University

To nominate a dissertation for the award, please send an email notification  to Colander@middlebury.edu by 15 Feb 2013,  together with a pdf copy of the dissertation.

IAFFE Rhonda Williams Prize

Sponsored by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, publisher of Feminist Economics

In memory of Rhonda Williams, associate editor of Feminist Economics from 1994 to 1998, the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) has established a prize to help scholars from underrepresented groups in IAFFE, whose work reflects Rhonda Williams' legacy of scholarship and activism, attend the annual IAFFE conference and present a paper.

Amount: $1500 to be awarded at the IAFFE conference in Palo Alto, California (USA), July 12-14, 2013. (Go here for conference information).

The funds are intended to partially defray travel costs to attend the annual conference. Subject to availability, additional travel funds may be available if the recipient has no other access to travel support. If eligible, applicants are also encouraged to apply for an IAFFE travel scholarship to the conference.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2013.

Criteria: The recipient's work in activism, advocacy, or scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to one or more of the following issues:

  1. Inequalities based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or nationality.
  2. Interrelationships among racism, sexism, homophobia, and classism.
  3. Connections between scholarship and activism.

Special consideration will be given to applicants from groups not well represented in IAFFE and those with limited access to travel funds from their home institutions or international funders. This prize is targeted to junior scholars and activists.

The recipient of the prize must present a paper at the IAFFE conference (therefore submit the paper for inclusion in the Conference program) and submit the manuscript to Feminist Economics within a reasonable period after the conference.The paper will undergo an expedited review process, but publication is not guaranteed.

Application Process:

Applications should be sent to Marlene Kim, Chair, Rhonda Williams Prize, at Marlene.Kim@umb.edu

and should include:

  1. A cover letter/email that includes a statement of (a) the connection between the applicant's experience and the Rhonda Williams legacy as described in the criteria above; and (b) how the applicant would bring diversity to IAFFE and how the applicant would like to be engaged with IAFFE in the future.
  2. A curriculum vitae or resume, labeled "resumeRWS<applicantlastname>"
  3. A draft of a full paper (not an abstract or outline) for the 2013 IAFFE conference, scheduled for July 12-14, 2013 in Palo Alto, California (USA)(label file "paperRWS.2013<applicantlastname>)."

Please send all files in Microsoft Word or in PDF Acrobat format. Please be sure that all materials are sent. Applicants who omit any of the three items listed above may not be considered for the prize.

Applicants who haven’t yet registered for the annual conference because they need funding: the prize winner will be allowed to register for the annual conference and will be included in the conference program after being notified of the prize.

If you are not an IAFFE member for 2013, please send in your membership application prior to submission of your prize application. Please direct any questions to Marlene Kim, Chair, Rhonda William Prize, Marlene.Kim@umb.edu, or (617) 287-6954.

Institutions and Economic Change: International Workshop


This International Workshop of the Group for Research in Organisational Evolution (GROE) will be held on 20-21 September 2013 at Hitchin Priory, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England.



  1. Masahiko Aoki (Stanford University, USA)
  2. Francesca Gagliardi (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
  3. Geoffrey Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
  4. Jack Knight (Duke University, USA)
  5. Suzanne Konzelmann (Birkbeck College, University of London, UK)
  6. Richard Langlois (University of Connecticut, USA)
  7. Ugo Pagano (University of Siena, Italy)


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 50. Our past Workshops have filled up rapidly, so please book early to avoid disappointment.


The workshop will include a poster session where participants may present their research, as long as it is related to the workshop theme. To apply to be included in the poster session send an abstract of your paper to Francesca Gagliardi (f.gagliardi@herts.ac.uk).


Details of workshop fees and registration are given on this GROE webpage.

LLAKES research seminar

23 January 2013, 3.00-4.30 pm, Room 728, Institute of Education

Minimum Wages and Pay Equity in Europe: Understanding the role of pay bargaining

By  Professor Damien Grimshaw, Manchester Business School

Minimum wage legislation may have significant but variable pay equity effects, generally confined to the bottom half of the wage distribution hierarchy. Research highlights how minimum wages interact with collective bargaining systems to shape the extent of low pay, confirming the potential for minimum wages to redistribute earnings to the lower paid, and supporting the argument that wage-setting institutions – including the degree of bargaining centralisation, the strength of unions and the level of minimum wage – have long-term impacts on pay equity.

Nevertheless, research has so far had little to say on the specific role that social actors may play, in specific country and sectoral contexts, in shaping the pay equity effects. These actors include governments, employers, and unions. This presentation analyses the roles of these social actors in shaping the pay equity outcomes of minimum wages. An empirical focus on the interaction between minimum wage policy developments and collective wage agreements in key sectors sheds new light on types of pay bargaining that can promote pay equity. The presentation will include: a review of the literature on the pay equity effects of minimum wages; an outline of the research methodology; an assessment of the tensions and complementarities in five country wage-setting systems; an analysis of the types of pay bargaining; and the identification of specific pay equity effects.

Damian Grimshaw is Professor at Manchester Business School and Director of the European Work and Employment Research Centre. He has published widely on topics including low-wage employment, public sector pay, human resource management and inter-organisational relationships and European labour markets. His publications during the last year include a book with Routledge on the topic of this presentation (Minimum Wages, Pay Equity and Comparative Industrial Relations), reports for the European Commission and the International Labour Organisation on the topic of public sector reforms during austerity (especially on pay and procurement) and journal papers in Public Administration on the issue of local authority contracting and Human Resources practices in elderly care, and in the Cambridge Journal of Economics on the socio-economic impact of the UK recession.


The seminar will be held on Wednesday 23 January 2013, from 3.00 to 4.30 pm, in Room 728 at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way. To register, please contact llakesevents@ioe.ac.uk.

PhD workshop on Political Economy Research in Times of Crisis

On 24 June 2013 Regine Paul and Daniel Mügge will organize a PhD workshop on Political Economy Research in Times of Crisis. This workshop links directly to the Council of European Studies (CES) conference in Amsterdam on 25-27 June. Speakers and workshop leaders include Claes Belfrage, Brian Burgoon, Allan Dryer Hansen, Bob Jessop, Henk Overbeek, Vivien Schmidt and Cornelia Woll. The workshop is sponsored by the CES research network “European integration and the global political economy”, the COST Action “Systemic Risks, financial crisis and credit” and the “Political Economy and Transnational Governance” research group of the University of Amsterdam political science department. All details and the call for applications can be found here.

Sectoral Regulation and Competition Seminars 2013

City University London is hosting a series of ten seminars featuring competition and regulation experts discussing issues within their sectors. All seminars are free to attend.

  1. Airport regulation and competition David Starkie, Case Associates

Thursday 31 January 2013, 17.30-20.00

  1. UK and international regulatory approaches to Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) - the theory and practice Ian Alexander, CEPA

Thursday 7 February 2013, 17.30-20.00

  1. System operators in electricity, gas and other infrastructure industries Jon Stern, CCRP

Thursday 14 February 2013, 17.30-20.00

  1. Water regulation Sonia Brown, OFWAT

Thursday 21 February 2013, 18.00-20.00

  1. Health regulation and competition Catherine Davies, Cooperation and Competition Panel

Thursday 28 February 2013, 17.30-20.00

  1. Environmental regulation Ronan Palmer, The Environment Agency

Thursday 7 March 2013, 17.30-20.00

  1. Financial regulation Peter Andrews, FSA

Thursday 14 March 2013, 17.30-20.00

  1. Energy regulation Hannah Nixon, Ofgem

Thursday 21 March 2013, 17.30-20.00

  1. Broadcast competition and regulation Helen Weeds (University of Essex)

Wednesday 27 March 2013, 17.30-20.00

  1. Rail regulation Cathryn Ross, Office of Rail Regulation

Thursday 28 March 2013, 17.30-20.00

  1. The role of benchmarking in regulatory price setting Jon Stern, CCRP

Thursday 4 April 2013, 17.30-20.00

  1. Telecoms competition: the UK 4G auctions Geoffrey Myers, Ofcom

Thursday 11 April 2013, 18.00-20.30

Constact Details: website

Shadow Banking: A European Perspective

1-2 February 2013 | City University London

This two-day conference investigates the phenomenon of Shadow Banking, one of the most complex challenges brought up by the global financial crisis. The event brings together leading academics, regulators and practitioners working on the issues, processes and impact of financial innovation today.

Speakers include:

  1. Antoine Bouveret (European Securities and Markets Authority)
  2. Ben Cohen (Bank for International Settlements)
  3. Gary Dymski (Leeds Business School)
  4. Brooke Masters (Financial Times)
  5. Perry Mehrling (Barnard College)
  6. Thorvald Grung Moe (Norges Bank)
  7. Anastasia Nesvetailova (City University London)
  8. Zoltan Pozsar (Senior Adviser, US Treasury)

Details of the conference can be found in the conference programme. Further information, including abstracts, is also available on the conference website.

Conference attendance

  1. Delegate attendance: £100 + VAT
  2. Student delegate attendance: £50 + VAT
  3. Conference dinner (optional): £30 + VAT

For press inquiries, please contact Dr Anastasia Nesvetailova directly.

Dr Anastasia Nesvetailova

Reader in IPE

Director, MA in Global Political Economy

Director, City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC)

Department of International Politics

City University London

Northampton Square

London EC1V 0HB

Tel: +44 (0) 20 70404559

Please register now: http://www.city.ac.uk/events/2013/february/shadow-banking-a-european-perspective 

Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

Franklin College, Switzerland

Assistant Professor of Economics

Note: Hiring a senior economist on a one-year visiting appointment may be considered if the search does not produce a viable candidate.


Franklin College Switzerland is seeking an economist to join our full-time faculty starting in fall 2013.  This new position will help further develop our dynamic undergraduate program in the department of Economics and Finance.  We welcome candidates from a broad range of specialties in economics, but are particularly interested in candidates who are able to teach and carry out research within the setting of a small, liberal arts college. The successful candidate will teach entry-level and intermediate microeconomics as well as courses in development economics and international trade. Candidates with a secondary interest in cultural economics are encouraged to apply. S/he will also have the experience necessary to lead Academic Travel programs for Franklin.


The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, expertise in economics that complements our current program, an active research agenda, and an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration.  S/he ideally should speak one or more of the Swiss languages, as well as fluent English.  Please note, a Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment and we will only consider A.B.D. candidates if they will have defended by May 2013.


Applicants should submit the following to econsearch@fc.edu:

  1. A letter of application outlining a candidate’s qualification for and interest in this position
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae
  3. A teaching statement that describes the candidate’s teaching experience and philosophy.  It should also address the types of courses the candidate could contribute to Franklin’s program.
  4. A research statement that describes the candidate’s previous research experience, proposed research agenda at Franklin, and strategies to engage undergraduate students in this research.
  5. Three names of references willing to submit letters on behalf of the candidate.

Applications received by 20 January will be given priority.  This position is pending final budgetary approval.


Franklin College is a US and Swiss accredited, liberal arts college with a focus on international education. It has a diverse student body from over fifty different nations and is located in Lugano, an important banking and financial center in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, one hour north of Milan. Language of instruction is English. Further information: http://www.fc.edu  and http://www.fc.edu/econfin/default.htm


University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Full/Associate Professorship in Public Economics and Public Finance (French/English)

The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) invites applications for a full-time professorship in Public Economics and Public Finance starting September 1, 2013.

This professorship is in the Department of economics, which is part of the Faculty of economics and social sciences. The successful candidate has a doctoral degree in economics, a high-quality publication record in relevant international, peer-reviewed journals, and relevant teaching experience. He/she is expected to teach courses in Public economics and public finance. The teaching load is 6 to 7 hours per week. Profound knowledge in econometric methods is strongly desirable. Experience in acquiring third party funds is desirable.

Teaching is in French and English. The successful candidate should have high command of both languages. Administrative languages are German and French. Thus, a passive knowledge of German is required at least after the first two years.

The salary is highly competitive. The University of Fribourg provides equal opportunities for women and men and aims at achieving gender balance.

The candidates should send their complete application package (motivation letter describing their qualifications for the position, cv, list of publications, teaching experiences, administrative responsibilities, research grants obtained, proposal of future research, three professional references and a selection of three representative scientific publications over the five past years) until 8 February 2013 electronically in a single pdf file to the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Prof. Dr Jean-Jacques Friboulet, Bd de Pérolles 90, CH-1700 Fribourg, decanat-ses@unifr.ch. Additional information can be obtained from Prof. Dr Thierry Madiès, at the address thierry.madies@unifr.ch, Tel: +41 26 300 82 20.

University of Sydney, Australia

Associate Professor/Professor of Political Economy


REFERENCE NO. 1712/1012

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.

The University is a comprehensive institution with strengths across the broad range of academic disciplines. It is currently undergoing a major transformation of its campus infrastructure in line with the ambition to build upon its already excellent reputation in teaching and research.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, one of 16 faculties at the University, has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour. It offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region, and a vibrant research and teaching environment.

The School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) is one of the fastest growing communities of its kind in the world. Over fifty permanent appointments have been made since its inception in 2008 including ten appointments at chair level. The school enjoys very healthy enrolments to its programmes and has seen a significant increase in external income due to the success of its academic faculty in national and international funding schemes.

The Department of Political Economy which sits within SSPS is the largest of its kind in Australia and is internationally recognised as a leading centre of analysis and teaching in political economy. Research and teaching in the department is founded on heterodox traditions of economics (including Marxian, post-Keynesian, classical, institutional and feminist economics). The department is also a major stakeholder in several interdisciplinary programs within SSPS, including the Bachelor of International and Global Studies and the Masters in Development Studies. The department also plays a leading role in interdisciplinary initiatives around the themes of markets and society, financialisation, the environment and climate change.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a well-established or rising scholar to join a unique and growing programme in one of the fastest growing communities of scholars in the social sciences in the world.

You will:

  1. possess outstanding scholarship and research of international standing in political economy
  2. engage your vision and enthusiasm to foster excellence in scholarship, in promoting research and research policy and in encouraging and developing research training
  3. possess a strong commitment to teaching at all levels and to innovation in curriculum design and teaching methods
  4. utilise your excellent management skills and willingness to perform high level administrative tasks to provide leadership of the group and to encourage the development of more junior staff.

This is an ideal opportunity for a distinguished senior academic working in political economy to join a vibrant, rapidly growing school in a leadership role.

Term and remuneration

The successful applicant will be offered a continuing appointment. A competitive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. To be considered applicants must respond to selection criteria and attach as a separate document at step 6 of the online application form along with your cover letter, CV and referee contacts.  

he selection criteria can be found in the Information for Candidates Brochure which can be obtained by contacting Ms Nina Raiti, Recruitment Administrator, on nina.raiti@sydney.edu.au

For specific enquiries please contact: Professor Simon Tormey, Head of SSPS, on +61 2 9036 9483 orsimon.tormey@sydney.edu.au  until 1 February 2013. Thereafter please contact Professor Allan McConnell, Acting Head of SSPS on allan.mcconnell@sydney.edu.au  For general enquiries please contact Rodney Waterson, Senior Recruitment Manager on +61 2 8627 1214 or  rodney.waterson@sydney.edu.au

CLOSING DATE: 10 February 2013

For information on how to apply, go HERE

Conference Papers, Reports, and Podcasts

Capitalizing on Power: The Qualities and Quantities of Accumulation

The Third Annual Forum on Capital as Power, York University, September 28-30, 2012

The conference hosted 22 presentations, including keynote addresses by Jeffrey Harrod, Herman Schwartz, Justin Podur, J.J. McMurtry and Jonathan Nitzan.

Videos: http://bnarchives.yorku.ca/341/07/20120928_forumoncasp_capitalizing_power_videos_web.htm 

Conference page: http://bnarchives.yorku.ca/341/

PKSG Keynes Seminar Podcasts

  1.  "The Quantity Theory of Credit ” by Richard Werner and Victoria Chick on 30 October
  2. "Calculating the multiplier within the Eurozone" by Toralf Pusch and Pontus Rendahl on 13 November

Available at http://www.postkeynesian.net/keynes.html 

Heterodox Journals

American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 72(1): January 2013

Journal website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1536-7150 

  1. Mainstream Health Economics and Dignity: The Commodity Narrative as a Debilitating Solecism? / Robert McMaster
  2. Toward an Integrated Theory of Social Stratification / Douglas Bowles
  3. Lessons from the Snowy Slope: Vision and Politics in American Social Insurance / Kate McGovern
  4. Privileged Accumulation Spaces and Restrictions on Development of State-Business Relations in Argentina (1966–1989) / Ana Castellani
  5. Economic Development, Native Nations, and Solar Projects / Ryan David Dreveskracht
  6. Corn and Mexican Agriculture: What Went Wrong? / Antonio Avalos and Eduardo Graillet
  7. Economics, Darwinism, and the Case of Disciplinary Imports / Valentin Cojanu
  8. Important Determinants of Child Labor: A Case Study for Lahore / Ahmed F. Siddiqi
  9. Individual Attitudes Toward Others, Misanthropy Analysis in a Cross-Country Perspective / Natalia Melgar, Máximo Rossi and Tom W. Smith

Book Review

  1. Resolving the Economic Puzzle: Two Reviews by Stephan Barton and Fred Foldvary Re-solving the Economic Puzzle by Walter Rybeck London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 2011, pp.xv, 238, $29.95. ISBN 978-0-856-32819

Cambridge Journal of Economics, 36(6): Nov. 2012: Free Special Issue on Piero Sraffa

Special Issue on New Perspectives on the Work of Piero Sraffa

  1. Piero Sraffa and ‘the true object of economics’: the role of the unpublished manuscripts / Stephanie Blankenburg, Richard Arena, and Frank Wilkinson
  2. Circuitous processes, jigsaw puzzles and indisputable results: making best use of the manuscripts of Sraffa’s Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities / Jonathan Smith
  3. Piero Sraffa and the future of economics / Luigi L. Pasinetti
  4. The political economy of Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities: a comment on Pasinetti and Sraffa / Roberto Scazzieri
  5. Listen to Sraffa’s silences: a new interpretation of Sraffa’s Production of Commodities / Ajit Sinha
  6. The change in Sraffa's philosophical thinking / John B. Davis
  7. Piero Sraffa’s early views on classical political economy / Pier Luigi Porta
  8. The ‘tiresome objector’ and Old Moor: a renewal of the debate on Marx after Sraffa based on the unpublished material at the Wren Library / Riccardo Bellofiore
  9. Two notes on Piero Sraffa and Antonio Gramsci / Nerio Naldi
  10. On the present state of the capital controversy / Pierangelo Garegnani
  11. A few counter-factual hypotheses on the current economic crisis / Luigi L. Pasinetti
  12. Income distribution and the size of the financial sector: a Sraffian analysis / Carlo Panico, Antonio Pinto, and Martín Puchet Anyul
  13. An ‘unproductive labour’ view of finance / Aldo Barba and Giancarlo de Vivo
  14. Wages, economic development and the customary standard of life / Frank Wilkinson
  15. Don’t treat too ill my Piero! Interpreting Sraffa's papers / Heinz D. Kurz

Cambridge Journal of Economics, 37(1): January 2013

Journal website: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/3924/1

  1. Central banks and financial stability: rediscovering the lender-of-last-resort practice in a finance economy / Laurent Le Maux and Laurence Scialom
  2. ‘Solvency rule’ versus ‘Taylor rule’: an alternative interpretation of the relation between monetary policy and the economic crisis / Emiliano Brancaccio and Giuseppe Fontana
  3. Financial economics: objects and methods of science / Andreas Andrikopoulos
  4. Technology, distribution and the rate of profit in the US economy: understanding the current crisis / Deepankar Basu and Ramaa Vasudevan
  5. Economics and the family: a postcolonial perspective / Gillian Hewitson
  6. An alternative explanation of India’s growth transition: a demand-side hypothesis / Kevin S. Nell
  7. Inside the black box of services: evidence from India / Gaurav Nayyar
  8. The King and I: monarchies and the performance of business groups / Jeffrey Owen Herzog, Kamal A. Munir, and Paul Kattuman
  9. Towards a new complexity economics for sustainability / Timothy J. Foxon, Jonathan Köhler, Jonathan Michie, and Christine Oughton
  10. Transmutability, generalised Darwinism and the limits to conceptual integration / Christopher Brown

Challenge, 56(1): January-February 2013

Journal website: http://mesharpe.metapress.com/link.asp?id=Q85717529577 

  1. Letter from the Editor / Jeff Madrick
  2. The Art of Power Maintenance: How Western States Keep the Lead in Global Organizations / Robert Wade
  3. Be Outraged by Austerity / Stephany Griffith-Jones, Richard Jolly
  4. Economic Development with Limited Supplies of Management: What to Do About It—The Case of Africa / Richard America
  5. An Enduring Recession? / Herbert J. Gans
  6. Medicare for All: An Economist's Case / Laurence Seidman
  7. America Descending / Mike Sharpe

Critical Sociology, 29(1): Jan. 2013

Journal website: http://crs.sagepub.com 


  1. David Fasenfest / Old Wine, Old Bottles  


  1. Brandon Tozzo / Can Theories of Empire Explain the American Political Response to the Financial Crisis?
  2. Saroj Giri / Capitalism Expands but the Discourse is Radicalized: Whither ‘21st Century Venezuelan Socialism’?
  3. Rumy Hasan /Reflections on Foreign Direct Investment and Development with Reference to Non-Governmental Organizations and Corporate Social Responsibility
  4. Andrew Woolford and Amelia Curran / Community Positions, Neoliberal Dispositions: Managing Nonprofit Social Services Within the Bureaucratic Field
  5. Mi Park / Imagining a Just and Sustainable Society: A Critique of Alternative Economic Models in the Global Justice Movement
  6. Christopher Powell / How Epistemology Matters: Five Reflexive Critiques of Public Sociology
  7. Timothy J. Haney and Kristen Barber / Reconciling Academic Objectivity and Subjective Trauma:The Double Consciousness of Sociologists who Experienced Hurricane Katrina  

Review essays

  1. Valerie Francisco / Markets for Migrants: The Philippine Labor Brokerage State in Rodriguez’s Migrants for Export and Anna Guevarra’s Marketing Dreams, Manufacturing Heroes  
  2. Michel Chauvière and Stephen S. Mick / The French Sociological Critique of Managerialism: Themes and Frameworks
  3. Maria Markantonatou / Neoliberal State Regulation and the Bailout of Global Capitalism in the Recent Economic Crisis  

History of Economics Review, 56: Summer 2012

Journal website: http://www.hetsa.org.au/historyeconreview.html 


  1. Keynes’s Investment Activities while in the Treasury during World War I / Richard J. Kent                                                                                        
  2. Malthus’s Political Views in 1798: a ‘Foxite’ Whig? / Nobuhiko Nakazawa                                                                        
  3. The Work of Nicolas Baudeau: Original and Unrecognised Thought / Alain Clément and Riccardo Soliani                                                        
  4. Colin Clark and Australia / Alex Millmow
  5. The Ideas of George Shackle and Henry Boettinger / Bruce Littleboy                                                                                    
  6. Maurice Allais: Dynamic Equilibrium Theory Ahead of its Time / Tomas Sjöström                                                        

One Hundred Years from Today

  1. A.C. Pigou’s Wealth and Welfare / Michael McLure  

Review Essay

  1. Millmow on the Australian Response to the 1930s Depression / Gregory Moore                    

Book Reviews

  1. C. Bidard and G. Erreygers (eds), The Analysis of Linear Economic Systems. Father Maurice Potron’s Pioneering Works / Christian Gehrke  
  2. S.A. Reinert (ed.) and J. Hunt (translator), A Short Treatise on the Wealth and Poverty of Nations (1613) by Antonio Serra (First English edition) / Michael McLure
  3. K. Yagi, Austrian and German Economic Thought. From Subjectivism to Social Evolution / Keith Tribe                                                                              

International Journal of Political Economy, 41(2): Summer 2012

Journal website:  http://mesharpe.metapress.com/link.asp?id=R51515744005 

  1. Fiscal Policy at the Crossroads: An International Perspective: Editor's Introduction / Mario Seccareccia
  2. The Role of Fiscal Policy: Lessons from Stabilization Efforts in the United States During the Great Recession / Pavlina R. Tcherneva
  3. Setting the Wrong Guidelines for Fiscal Policy: The Post-2007 UK Experience / Giuseppe Fontana, Malcolm Sawyer
  4. Governance Without Government: or, The Euro Crisis and What Went Wrong with European Economic Governance / Arne Heise
  5. Understanding Fiscal Policy and the New Fiscalism: A Canadian Perspective on Why Budget Surpluses Are a Public Vice / Mario Seccareccia
  6. Fiscal Policies and the World Financial Crisis: Understanding the Experience of Three Major Latin American Countries / Eugenia Correa

Journal of Australian Political Economy, 70: Summer 2012/13

Journal website: http://australianpe.wix.com/japehome#!current/c1cok 

Special Issue (open access)  on ‘Capital’ against Capitalism: New Research in Marxist Political Economy

  1. Introduction by Elizabeth Humphrys and Jonathon Collerson (Guest Editors)
  2. Mike Beggs on zombie Marx and modern economics
  3. Humphrey McQueen on the ‘massiness’ of capital and David Harvey
  4. Thomas Barnes Damien Cahill overview recent Australian scholarship on class
  5. John Pardy looks at class and schooling in Australia
  6. Marcus Banks provides a Marxist analysis of Workfare
  7. Elizabeth Humphrys looks at unfree labour in the early Australian colonies and whether the colonies can be considered ‘capitalist’ from inception
  8. Mike Donaldson writes on socialist strategy, modes of production and social formations in 'Capital’
  9. Thomas Barnes looks at Marxism and informal labour
  10. Alan Freeman asks how to integrate financialisation into Marxist accounts of the rate of profit
  11. Jean Parker looks at neoliberalism through the prism of Marx
  12. Don Munro looks and land and 'Capital'
  13. Richard Westra writes on 'Capital' as dialectical economic theory
  14. Andy Higginbottom looks at ‘structure and essence’ in 'Capital' Vol 1 — extra surplus-value and the states of capitalism

Metroeconomica, 64(1): Feb. 2013

Journal website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-999X 

  1. The Paradox Of Debt And Minsky's Financial Instability Hypothesis / Soon Ryoo
  2. Identifying The Lindahl Equilibrium Without Transfers As A Social Optimum / Zili Yang
  3. Keynes' Wage–Price Dynamics / Rodolphe Dos Santos Ferreira and Philippe Michel
  4. Growth And Development In A Harrodian Economy: With Evidence From China / Gong Gang
  5. Models Of Competition Between Firms: Endogenous Market Structure In The Kaleckian Model / Takashi Ohno
  6. Scale-Independent Technological-Knowledge Bias, Human-Capital Accumulation And Gender Inequality / Oscar Afonso
  7. Exchange Rate Bands Of Inaction And Play-Hysteresis In German Exports—Sectoral Evidence For Some Oecd Destinations / Ansgar Belke, Matthias Göcke and Martin Günther
  8. Axing Wicksell's Durability Result / Ian Steedman
  9. On The Importance Of The Retention Ratio In A Kaleckian Distribution And Growth Model With Debt Accumulation—A Comment On Sasaki And Fujita (2012) / Eckhard Hein
  10. Economic Crises, Housing Price Bubbles And Saddle-Point Economics / Thomas Christiaans

Œconomia – History / Methodology / Philosophy

Launched in March 2011, Oeconomia is a quarterly journal (in print and online) publishing original articles in history of economic thought and economic methodology. It publishes also an important book review section on the website Weboeconomia 

Book Review Online

Review essays

Jeffrey T. Young / A Review of Some Recent Smith Scholarship

Review essay on :

  1. Fonna Forman-Barzilai, Adam Smith and the Circles of Sympathy; Cosmopolitanism and Moral Theory
  2. Ryan Patrick Hanley, Adam Smith and the Character of Virtue
  3. Jan Horst Keppler, Adam Smith and the Economy of the Passions
  4. Nicholas Phillipson, Adam Smith, An Enlightened Life
  5. David Daiches Raphael, The Impartial Spectator; Adam Smith’s Moral Philosophy


Koen Decancq / Taking Preferences Seriously

Review essay on :

  1. Daniel M. Hausman, Preferences, Value, Choice and Welfare


  1. Malcolm Rutherford / David Reisman, The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen
  2. Sophie Swaton / Jean-Michel Servet, Les Monnaies du lien (en partenariat avec La Vie des Idées)

Revue de la régulation, 12: Autumn 2012

Journal website: http://regulation.revues.org/



  1. Luc Elie, Bertrand Zuindeau, Mathieu Bécue, Mamoudou Camara, Ali Douai et André Meunié / Approche régulationniste de la diversité des dispositifs institutionnels environnementaux des pays de l’OCDE 
  2. Matthieu Montalban/ De la place de la théorie de la valeur et de la monnaie dans la théorie de la régulation : critique et synthèse 
  3. Moufida Labadi et Mehdi Nekhili / Structure de propriété et partage de la valeur ajoutée : application aux entreprises françaises non financières du SBF120 
  4.  Cécile Cézanne et Marianne Rubinstein / La RSE comme instrument de gouvernance d’entreprise : une application à l’industrie française des télécommunications
  5. Virgile Chassagnon / Une analyse historique de la nature juridique de la firme : Du nœud de contrats à l’entité (collective) réelle
  6. Marie Dervillé, Perrine Vandenbroucke et Gilles Bazin / Suppression des quotas et nouvelles formes de régulation de l’économie laitière : les conditions patrimoniales du maintien de la production laitière en montagne 

Opinions - débats

  1. Bob Jessop, Agnès Labrousse, Thomas Lamarche et Julien Vercueil / Crossing Boundaries: Towards Cultural Political Economy: Interview with Bob Jessop
  2. Claire Pignol / L’empire de la valeur. Quelle critique de la théorie (néo)-walrassienne ? 
  3. Nadine Levratto et Evelyne Serverin / L’auto-entrepreneur, instrument de compétitivité ou adoucissant de la rigueur ? Bilan de trois années de fonctionnement du régime 

Notes de lecture

Review of Books

  1. Thomas Lamarche /  Des limites de la régulation… qui peuvent en cacher d’autres 
  2. Pierre Alary /  La subsistance de l’homme : l’économie selon Karl Polany
  3. Richard Sobel / Le socialisme, c’est maintenant 

Présentations de thèses

PhD Resumes

  1. Arnaud Buchs / Arnaud Buchs, Observer, caractériser et comprendre la pénurie en eau. Une approche institutionnaliste de l’évolution du mode d’usage de l’eau en Espagne et au Maroc 
  2. Yann Guy / Yann Guy, L’impact de la finance de marché sur le comportement d’investissement des entreprises : une confrontation des approches microéconomique et macroéconomique 
  3. Laila Porras / Laila Porras, L’évolution des inégalités de revenus et de la pauvreté dans la transformation post-socialiste. Une analyse institutionnelle des cas tchèque, hongrois et russe
  4. Jamel Saadaoui / Jamel Saadaoui, Déséquilibres globaux, taux de change d’équilibre et modélisation stock-flux cohérente 
  5. Florence Gallois / Gallois Florence, Une approche régulationniste des mutations de la configuration institutionnelle française des services à la personne

Revista de Economia Critica, 14: segundo semestre 2012



  1. La élite del poder económico en México. Configuraciones de red corporativa tipo “grupo económico” y modo de regulación dominante | abstract | artículo  / Iago Santos Castroviejo y Carlos Ernesto Arcudia Hernández
  2. ¿Nuevas prácticas o réplica a otra escala? La cooperación descentralizada y su especificidad desde el caso del País Vasco| abstract | artículo  / Jorge Gutiérrez, Unai Villena y Eduardo Malagón
  3. Comentario a “Where have all the sraffians gone? They’re still blooming | abstract |artículo  / Antonio Garrido
  4. Productividad y posicionamiento estructural en la industria de bienes de equipo española | abstract | artículo  / Fernando Luengo, Manuel Gracia y Lucía Vicent
  5. ¿Crecimiento o desarrollo? | abstract | artículo  / András Bródy (93-105)



  1. Una aproximación a la segregación étnica en España: trayectorias laborales comparadas de la población inmigrante | abstract | artículo  / Ramón Alós
  2. Acumulación por desposesión, género y crisis en el estado español | abstract | artículo  / Sandra Ezquerra
  3. El contrato a tiempo parcial en España y la Comunidad de Madrid: Un análisis econométrico (2005-2008) | abstract | artículo  / Alfredo Cabezas
  4. Desigualdades de género en el mercado de trabajo: entre la continuidad y la transformación | abstract | artículo  / Teresa Torns y Carolina Recio
  5. Los ricos se hacen más ricos: El neoliberalismo y la desigualdad galopante en Estados Unidos | artículo  / Tim Koechlin


  1. Manifiesto del Observatorio de la Deuda (Debtwatch Manifesto) | artículo / Steve Keen
  2. Después de “Río+20”: Bienes ambientales y relaciones de poder | artículo  / Rafael Correa y Fander Falconí
  3. Por una economía inclusiva. Hacia un paradigma sistémico | artículo / S. Álvarez Cantalapiedra, A. Barceló, O. Carpintero, C. Carrasco, A. Martínez González-Tablas, A. Recio y J. Roca


  1. Kenneth E. Boulding: Más allá de la economía | artículo  / Óscar Carpintero
  2. “La nave espacial tierra” de Kenneth Boulding | artículo  / Ignacio Rodríguez Rodríguez
  3. La economía de la futura nave espacial tierra | artículo / Kenneth Boulding


  1. Elinor Omstrom, las instituciones y los recursos naturales de propiedad común: pensando con claridad más allá de las panaceas | artículo  / Federico Aguilera Klink
  2. Paco Fernández Buey: compañero y amigo | artículo  / Javier Gutiérrez


  1. Walden Bello, Food Wars, Crisis alimentarias y políticas de ajuste estructural, Virus editorial, Barcelona, 2012 | artículo  / Carmen de la Cámara y Victòria Soldevilla
  2. Alejandro Valle Baeza y Gloria Martínez González, México, otro capitalismo fallido, Ediciones Razón y Revolución, Buenos Aires, 2011 | artículo / Iván Mendieta
  3. Daniel Tanuro, El imposible capitalismo verde. Del vuelco climático capitalista a la alternativa ecosocialista, Los libros de Viento Sur. La oveja roja, Madrid 2012 | artículo  / Alfonso Rodríguez de Austria Giménez de Aragón
  4. Instituto universitario de desarrollo y cooperación, Evaluación de proyectos de ayuda al desarrollo. Manual para evaluadores y gestores, Los Libros de la Catarata, Madrid, 2012 | artículo  / Xavier Martí González
  5. Caparrós, N.; Raya, E.; Larraz, I.; Peña,G.B.; La experiencia de la cooperación al desarrollo, Los Libros de la Catarata, Madrid, 2012 | artículo  / Xavier Martí González
  6. Gérard Duménil y Dominique Lévy, The Crisis of Neoliberalsm, Harvard University Press, 2011 | artículo  / Ángel González Tablas
  7. John Lanchester, ¡Huy! Por qué todo el mundo debe a todo el mundo y nadie puede pagar, Anagrama, Barcelona, 2010 | artículo / Antonio Santos Ortega

Heterodox Newsletters


  1. Overcompensating: Executive Pay in Canada
  2. Hennessy's Index: First Nations: The Long Shadow of Assimilation

EuroMemo Group

  1. The deepening crisis in the European Union: The need for a fundamental change

Global Labour Column

  1. Universal social protection floors – a minimum the world is too rich not to have by Frank Hoffer
  2. Where is decent work in DfID policy? Marketisation and securitisation of UK international aid, by Phoebe V. Moore
  3. Greece in the deadlock of the Troika’s Austerity Trap by Giorgos Argitis
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  3. Call for papers:* A call for papers has been issued by the International Journal of Labour Research, Bureau for Workers’ Activities, the EMP/COOP and the ILO. The special issue is entitled “Trade unions and cooperatives: Challenges and perspectives”. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 2 February 2013. For more information go to: http://www.global-labour-university.org/fileadmin/download/Call_for_Papers_Coop.pdf


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Featured Articles

  1. The Political Economy of the Syrian Crisis by Ali Kadri
  2. Asian Initiatives at Monetary and Financial Integration: A critical review by Lim, Mah-Hui (Michael) and Joseph Lim

News Analysis

  1. Messing with Argentine Debt by C.P. Chandrasekhar
  2. Drugs and Death in Mexico by Jayati Ghosh
  3. India's Growth Story: A comparative view by C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh
  4. Why Argentina is Now Paying for its Dangerously Successful Economic Story by Jayati Ghosh and Matias Vernengo
  5. Trade and Development – A forgotten issue? by Gabriele Koehler

IDEAs Working Papers

  1.     An Analysis of Public Finances in Thailand from an Equity Perspective by Smitha Francis

Events & Announcements

  1. New Website to Expose Financial Sector Abuses, Launched on International Human Rights Day.

Levy News

Upcoming Events

  1. 22nd Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference: Building a Financial Structure for a More Stable and Equitable Economy, Ford Foundation, New York City. April 17--19, 2013
  2. The Hyman P. Minsky Summer Seminar, Blithewood, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. June 14--22, 2013

New Publications

  1. Greece: Caught Fast in the Troika's Austerity Trap, Giorgos Argitis. Policy Note 2012/12, December 2012
  2. Stock-flow Consistent Models through the Ages, Eugenio Caverzasi and Antoine Godin. Working Paper No. 745, January 2013
  3. Interest Rate Determination in India: Empirical Evidence on Fiscal Deficit --- Interest Rate Linkages and Financial Crowding Out, Lekha S. Chakraborty. Working Paper No. 744, December 2012
  4. Investment, Financial Markets, and Uncertainty, Philip Arestis, Ana Rosa González, and Óscar Dejuán. Working Paper No. 743, December 2012
  5. ECB Worries / European Woes: The Economic Consequences of Parochial Policy, Robert J. Barbera and Gerald Holthams. Working Paper No. 742, December 2012
  6. Primary and Secondary Markets, Egmont Kakarot-Handtke. Working Paper No. 741, December 2012

World Economics Association Newsletter, 2(6): December 2012

Dear WEA member: Launched in May 2011, the World Economics Association publishes 3 quarterly journals, a lengthy bi-monthly newsletter, and runs several online conferences a year. All this is free and instantly available to economists and others anywhere in the world. We want to keep WEA membership free for all its 10,904 members globally dispersed. Our two new journals already have huge readerships compared to most academic journals, and the Real-World Economics Review, with over a million copies of its papers downloaded per year, is now probably the world’s most read economics journal. Providing all this (and much more in the future) takes time and money. We take no government, FIRE or academic publishing cartel funds. We run on donations averaging about $50. But we need more of them to continue. If everyone reading this gave a small donation our fundraising would be done within a week. We could then stop devoting time to fundraising and get back to further developing the WEA. Thank you

PLEASE HELP by donating here

The entire Newsletter is available as a pdf file for download here 

In this issue:

  1. WEA Conferences: latest news
  2. The economics curriculum: towards a radical reformation
  3. The WEA in Buenos Aires
  4. Support-bargaining and the importance of groups
  5. Reality Economics, review of Economics and the Powerful
  6. Network for Critical Studies in Global Capitalism
  7. Unexpected externality: European Union and Candidacy
  8. Fernando Gil International Prize 2013
  9. A Critique of the Marginal Productivity Theory of Capital Income
  10. Interview with Geoffrey Hodgson

Heterodox Books and Book Series

Keynes’s General Theory for Today: Contemporary Perspectives

Edited by Jesper Jespersen and Mogens Ove Madsen

December 2012. Edward Elgar. ISBN: 978 1 78100 951 2 | website

‘Keynes’s General Theory for Today is a fine set of thoughtful and highly relevant essays. They relate several ideas of Keynes to today’s happenings, putting forward modifications and extensions to take into account both short-term and long-term happenings in advanced capitalist economies. Especially useful are the investigations of Keynes’s revolutionary methods of reasoning in economics, long abandoned by orthodox economists, to the great detriment of our understanding of what is happening and what may be done about it. These essays should be required reading for students, teachers and policy makers alike.’ – G.C. Harcourt, University of New South Wales, Australia

Market Threads: How Cotton Farmers and Traders Create a Global Commodity

By Koray Çaliskan

2010. Princeton University Press. ISBN: 9780691142418 | website

What is a global market? How does it work? At a time when new crises in world markets cannot be satisfactorily resolved through old ideas, Market Threads presents a detailed analysis of the international cotton trade and argues for a novel and groundbreaking understanding of global markets. The book examines the arrangements, institutions, and power relations on which cotton trading and production depend, and provides an alternative approach to the analysis of pricing mechanisms.

Stories Economists Tell: Studies in Christianity and Economics

By John Tiemstra

December 2012, Wipf and Stock Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-61097-680-0 | website

This book is a collection of fifteen previously published articles from the last 25 years. Some of them appeared in the social economics journals, others in interdisciplinary journals or religious publications. All have to do with how Christianity and Christian values influence economic analysis.


A Christian approach to economic analysis requires that humans be thought of not as maximizing their own private economic welfare, but rather as making moral choices with their resources. Tiemstra lays out the methodology of this approach in the first section of this book. He then applies it to real economic problems, including poverty and economic justice, environmental sustainability, and globalization.

Understanding Mergers and Acquisitions in the 21st Century A Multidisciplinary Approach

Edited by Killian McCarthy & Wilfred Dolfsma

December 2012. Palgrave Macmilan. ISBN: 9780230336667 | website

Exploring mergers and acquisitions (MAs) in the 21st century, the authors systematically introduce, characterize and evaluate these mergers, discussing the methodologies that can be employed to measure them, and considering a number of factors relevant to their performance. They analyze the economic, managerial, legal, and psychological factors. Given that up to US$10 billion a day is spent on mergers and acquisitions, and that approximately 70% of these fail, while the practice spreads internationally, this study into their performance and the impacting factors of M&As is much overdue.

Heterodox Book Reviews

New and Appropriate Economics for the 21st Century: A Survey of Critical Books, 1978-2013


By Michael Marien (Fellow of WAAS and Director, GlobalForesightBooks.org)


  1. A biblioessay of 120 books -- many books on heterodox economics
  2. Published in CADMUS, 1:5, Oct 2012, 86-102; World Academy of Art and Science; www.cadmusjournal.org; also in World Future Review, 4:4, Winter 2012.
  3. Download this biblioessay

Historical Materialism: Books for Review

If you wish to review any of these books, or would like to propose other books for review, please write to a.toscano@gold.ac.uk 

Visit here for the list of books available for review.

Marx and Philosophy Review of Books

New reviews just published online in the Marx and Philosophy Review of Books

  1. Paul Reynolds on Aronowitz on C. Wright Mills
  2. Mary Mellor on the Skidelskys on Money and the Good Life
  3. Spencer Leonard on Banaji, Theory as History
  4. Patrick Ainley on two books on education
  5. Chris O’Kane on Heinrich, Introduction to Marx's Capital
  6. Yari Lanci on The Spectre of Utopia
  7. Yves Laberge on The Edinburgh Critical History of 19th Century Philosophy

And a new list of books for review, all at: www.marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/ 

Ph.D Dissertations in Heterodox Economics

Three Essays on the Impact of Financial Evolution on Monetary Policy

By Aqeela Tabassum (aqee73@yahoo.com)

Department of Economics, York University, Canada. November 2012.

Advisor: Brenda Spotton Visano

Technological developments in banking have driven changes in the traditional ways of creating and transacting financial claims. This research examines the implications of these changes for the “moneyness” of an economy and the effectiveness of monetary policy, with particular emphasis on Canada. We argue that the existence of cash in financial transactions and their associated clearing and settlements systems is neither necessary nor sufficient for either an economy to be considered “monetary” or a central bank’s monetary policy to be effective. Contrary to the monetarists’ conception of a monetary economy in which financial innovation is non-neutral, we demonstrate that financial innovation is in fact neutral when money is not.

The study develops Three Essays in the post-Keynesian tradition of endogenous money using the standard neoclassical optimization techniques to examine the conditions under which financial innovations deliver effective monetary policy in a cashless but not moneyless world. The first essay examines the effectiveness of the real interest rate as a monetary policy tool in an electronic money environment; the second essay introduces a missing link into the monetary transmission mechanism; and the third essay explores the non-superneutrality of monetary policy in the contemporary environment. We conclude that despite a significant reduction in the use of cash, and an increased reliance on both electronic payments media and an electronic clearing and settlements system, monetary policy retains the potential to exert effective influence over the real economy when the real interest rate is used as the primary monetary policy instrument.

Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships, and Grants

University of Helsinki

Postdoc positions

TINT, the Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences is offering three new postdoc positions, beginning in early 2013 and thereafter. More advanced scholars will also be considered. Duration is negotiable.

AREA: Philosophy of (social) science, broadly understood (inclusive of social and historical studies of science, including economics).

RESEARCH AGENDA of the Centre: Interdisciplinary and intertheoretic dynamics and their role in shaping the future of the social sciences, viewed mainly from a philosophy of science point of view. Check TINT site for more details.

POSSIBLE PROFILES OF CANDIDATES: philosopher of economics specializing in any relevant aspect of economics and/or its interdisciplinary relations; philosopher of some other relevant discipline, such as cognitive science, biology, or anthropology; philosopher of science to study various traditional and new ways of interdisciplinary dynamics; (philosophically informed) expert in the social and cultural studies of science specializing in relevant aspects of interdisciplinarity; (philosophically informed) HISTORIAN OF ECONOMICS specializing in the history of one of the relevant lines of development in economics and its interdisciplinary relations.

We are looking for individuals with relevant top rate competences and a strong interest in TINT themes, and who would enjoy team life as a member of a collaborative and growing international community of scholars. If you think you have the interest and competence – or think you know someone with these qualities – please get in contact with Uskali Mäki <uskali.maki@helsinki.fi>.

Applications should include:

  1. CV
  2. Research plan of ca 2000 words, including description of how it relates to the TINT agenda 3. Sample of writing (eg published journal article)

The deadline is Friday 15 February 2013.

Post-Soviet Tensions: A PhD and post-doctoral Training Programme in Post-Soviet Affairs for Early Career Researchers

Funded by a FP7/Marie Curie ITN action and coordinated by Dublin City University, School of Law and Government

We offer:

  1. 12 PhD scholarships (deadline 15/3/2013, starting date 1/9/2013)
  2. 1 Post-doctoral fellowship (deadline 15/2/2013, starting date 1/5/2013 or soon after). A second post-doctoral position will be open in 2015

Tensions: short description

The main aim of this project is to create the next generation of experts on post-Soviet affairs and make them competitive for employment in both the public and private sector.

This will be made possible thanks to a highly-targeted training in this research programme that will enhance participants' research skills, together with a first-hand experience with a partner operating in a market environment, where the researchers will learn about the applicability of their skills to different fields and sectors.

The above activities will also assist the establishment, and sustainability, of an interdisciplinary and intersectorial research and training environment on post-Soviet affairs that we expect to become a leading voice on issues related to post-Soviet affairs, both in academia and the private sector.

This ITN will provide a world class PhD training programme focused on tensions in the post-Soviet regions. "Tensions" is defined to include open conflict and also latent social, ethno-national, ethnic or inter-state tensions that could but have not as yet manifested violence. The project will support the development of a team of 12 PhD students (Early Stage Researchers) and two post-doctoral fellows (Experienced Researchers >4<5 years of research experience). Those taking part will obtain or deepen a regional specialisation, will be provided with a rigorous methodological training and three years experience of working in an international and intercultural environment. Participants will spend periods working in the region, in partner universities and will be sent as interns to private partners (list of partners is annexed), and will take part in nine workshops and conferences.

The Programme is offering 12 pre-doctoral (36 months) and 2 post-doctoral (24 months) fellowship. The package includes a very attractive salary (in line with Marie Curie remuneration rules) and an allowance to cover expenses for field work, network events and conference attendance. The 12 PhDs will begin on 1 September 2013, for 3 years. The post-doctoral fellowships will begin on 1 May 2013 and 1 May 2015, each for 2 years duration.

Applicants are advised to check their eligibility under Marie Curie rules (URL at the end of this document), read the research topic below and apply directly to the university working on the topic they are interested in. There is some degree of freedom in proposing a topic and you will be free to develop it academically, but the proposals do need to be related to one of the topics mentioned below. It might be worth to discuss a possible proposal with your potential institution before formally applying.

The application package consists of a short CV, a cover letter, a research project (max 5 pages) and the name and contact details of three references who can comment on the applicant's professional competences and/or academic capacity. Applications received by the 15th of March 2013 (15th February 2013 for the post-doctoral) will be given full consideration.


"Tensions" is a term to be understood in a broad sense in the post-Soviet context, where tensions may be latent, dormant, managed and contained, or erupting. They may also be political, social, domestic and international. We will examine tensions in different contexts, regions, segments of the society and between different actors. Tensions between the state and the citizens, ethnic groups and states, states and non state actors, and between different ethnic, social or economic groups.

The 14 individual projects that are the core of our project have been clustered into three main areas:

Sub-topic 1: Inter-regional tensions

Geopolitical tensions

1) Energy issues in the Caspian region with a focus on cooperation within the CIS and geopolitical struggles between major foreign powers (PhD, Forschungstelle Osteuropa, University of Bremen)

2) Foreign Policy and international recognition of the unrecognised/partially recognised states in former USSR (PhD, Dublin City University)

The European Union

3) The EU's contribution/response to tensions in the former USSR (PhD, University of Warsaw)

4) Energy relations between Russia, transit countries and the EU within the broader context of international relations in the EU's Eastern neighbourhood (PhD, Forschungstelle Osteuropa, University of Bremen)

Security tensions

5) Tensions arising from the developing international and regional security situation or architecture (1 Post Doctoral Fellow ER <5, Dublin City University

Sub-topic 2: National and regional tensions, nation building and statehood

Challenges to the political arena and symbolic order of the state

1) The contested nature of the state and statehood in Central Asia (PhD University of St Andrews, Scotland)

2) Party competitions, political tensions and their influence on democratic transitions in the CIS (PhD, University of Warsaw)

State-citizen relationships and the construction of "new nations"

3) State-citizen relationships and the construction of "new nations" (PhD, University of Oslo)

4) Citizenship and Identity in post-Soviet spaces (PhD, Tallinn University)

Sub-topic 3: Domestic tensions

Tensions between the included and excluded from political processes

1) Identity, conflict and cultural aspects of comparative political change (PhD University of St Andrews, Scotland)

2) Legislatures and gender in the former Soviet Space (PhD, Dublin City University)

Tensions between the nation and the state

3) Strategies of symbolic nation-building in post-Soviet states (PhD, University of Oslo)

4) Socio-economic tensions between ethnic groups resulting from post-independence nation building (PhD, Tallinn University)

Social tensions

5) Gendered aspects of political transition in the former Soviet Space (1 Post Doctoral Fellow ER <5, Dublin City University

Doctoral Students will register in the university hosting the project they apply for and will be governed by the regulations, including language requirements, of that university (in principle, the doctoral thesis can be submitted in English in all our partner universities but course work language has to be negotiated with the university). They will undertake course work within their host university, typically during their first year. In addition all the PhD students will meet at workshops, summer and winter schools and conferences two to three times per year, where more specialised and collective graduate training will be undertaken. All students will be required to undertake fieldwork in the region, for which some funding will be available on application. In addition doctoral students, will spend time in one of the private sector partners (to specialise in one of the following: consulting for the public and private sector, information and publishing, social research for private companies). They will be expected to complete their Doctoral studies in early 2017.

The Post-Doctoral fellows, will also take part in all network events during their period of contract and will have access to mentoring and hosting opportunities in the other partners. Both Doctoral Students and the post-doctoral fellows will have excellent professional development supports, career advice, networking opportunities and financial supports to disseminate their research and attend high level academic conferences. As the network is strongly committed to the dissemination of its collective research outputs beyond the academy, all participants will also be expected to be involved in some outreach activities, and will be required to write shorter policy and public focused articles on their research for the network website and other appropriate outlets.

Contact details (apply directly to the university you are interested in. Please notice that different universities have different recruitment procedures so follow the instructions below):

Dublin City University

Informal enquires to John.Doyle@dcu.ie

To apply:

PhD fellowships to John.Doyle@dcu.ie

Applications for the post-doctoral position contact John.Doyle@dcu.ie

University of Oslo

Informal enquires to: karina.kleiva@ilos.uio.no or pal.kolsto@ilos.uio.no

To apply please use the university system: http://uio.easycruit.com/?iso=gb

University of St Andrews

Informal enquires to: Sally N. Cummings snc@st-and.ac.uk on Sub-Topic 2 and Rick Fawn rick.fawn@st-and.ac.uk on Sub-Topic 3

Application packages to: Mary Kettle, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, The Scores, The Arts Building, St Andrews, United Kingdom KY16 9AX, email irpg@st-andrews.ac.uk

Forschungsstelle Osteuropa - Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen

Informal enquirees to Dr Heiko Pleines pleines@uni-bremen.de 

Application packages in electronic form only to Dr Heiko Pleines pleines@uni-bremen.de

Tallinn University

Informal enquires to: marie.curie.management@gmail.com or Raivo Vetik raivo.vetik@tlu.ee

Applications to marie.curie.management@gmail.com (NB shortlisted applicants will be requested to apply for a PhD position via Dreamapply )

University of Warsaw

Informal enquires to: Dr Paula Marcinkowska p.marcinkowska@uw.edu.pl

Application packages to: p.marcinkowska@uw.edu.pl

A hard copy should be also sent to:

Dr Paula Marcinkowska

Instytut Stosunków Międzynarodowych

Wydział Dziennikarstwa i Nauk Politycznych

Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, ul. Żurawia 4, IV piętro

00-503 Warszawa, Poland

NB mobility and seniority rules apply to all fellowships

An applicant who has been carrying out their main activity in a country for more than 12 months, in the 36 months before their starting date cannot apply for a fellowship in that country

Pre-doctoral fellowships may be awarded to applicants who at the deadline:

  1. have no more than four years of (full-time equivalent) research experience after having received their Master's degree
  2. are not in possession of a doctoral degree

The post-doctoral fellowship can be awarded only to a fellow who EITHER has:

  1. completed her/his PhD and have less than 12 months of post-doctoral experience at the deadline of this call
  2. been working between four and five years (full-time equivalent) as researcher

For more information, please consult the Marie Curie guide for applicants from the latest Marie Curie ITN call.

NB: Please notice that we are still waiting for the countersigned contract. DCU reserves the right not to offer any positions should anything unexpected happen

Annex I: List of partners

Full partners:

  1. Dublin City University (Coordinator)
  2. University of Oslo, Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages
  3. University of St Andrews, School of International Relations
  4. Forschungsstelle Osteuropa - Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen
  5. Tallinn University, Institute of Governance and Political Science
  6. University of Warsaw, Institute of International Relations

Associate partners:

  1. Caucasus InterConnect (the Netherlands)
  2. GeoWel Research (Georgia)
  3. Ibidem Verlag (Germany)
  4. Levada Centre (Russia)
  5. SIAR Research (Kyrgyzstan)
  6. Transitions Online (the Czech Republic)

Heterodox Websites

The Post-Capitalist Project

The Post-Capitalist Project is a cooperative, nonsectarian venture of left journals, popular education centers, and electronic media. Our goal is to make easily available the wide range of new programs, experiments, and theories analyzing the transition beyond capitalism toward a socialist future, recognizing that “socialism” is a protean concept encompassing many different historical experiences and future possibilities.

The project seeks rigorous interrogations of a wide range of questions, addressing possible changes in literally all aspects of our current way of life—from our vision of the potential development of human capacities, to the specific ways a post-capitalist economy—production, distribution and consumption-- could function, role of markets, etc., to how our moral and ethical priorities can help us reshape our society, to our relationship to technology and nature, to our forms of governance/self-governance, to how we organize now for a future world--and much more.

We are also interested in the question of what we can create or have created within capitalism that contributes to a socialist society, as well as why we should be envisioning a future world, especially since we may expect these visions to change and develop in the course of struggle.


Any established left print or digital publication or institution (rather than individuals) is welcome to become a contributor to the Post-Capitalist Project. The principal condition for membership is to contribute at least one piece (an essay, forum, interview etc.) and a maximum of five pieces in a given calendar year and either upload them to the website or email them to van.gosse@fandm.edu. Presumably each piece would have already gone through a review and editing process by the contributing organization.

If your publication or popular education center would like to contribute to the project, Please send an application describing your organization/publication to the project steering committee at van.gosse@fandm.edu

The Start-up committee:

  1. Van Gosse, Radical History Review
  2. Barry Cohen, Portside
  3. Liz Mestres, The Brecht Forum
  4. Marc Becker, Tech Support

Visit our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_173324602725027

Heterodox Economics in the Media

Bill Black and Matt Taibbi on Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman interviewed Bill Black and Matt Taibbi on Democracy Now! If you missed it, it is posted on the DN! website in 2 parts, which you can see here:

  1. Part 1: http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/11/failure_of_epic_proportions_treasury_nominee
  2. Part 2: http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/11/matt_taibbi_william_black_on_bailout

Business Week on Disagreements between Economists

The usual article from someone who went to the ASSA meetings...Here

For Your Information

Economists’ Statement on Healthcare

For those of you who have yet to see it, the Economists’ Statement on Healthcare and latest video in the Bottom Line series is posted here:http://econ4.org/statement-on-healthcare

Be sure to take a look and share within your networks. Feedback is always welcome and encouraged!