Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Issue 161 March 24, 2014 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

Six weeks ago I hypothesized in this editorial that Thomas Piketty's new book on "Capital in the 21st century" might be a significant contribution to a more realistic and open-minded economics profession. I was quite surprised to see Paul Krugman agreeing with me today on this issue (at least with respect to the importance of Piketty's contribution) - so let's hope the profession will follow him in taking a close look at Piketty's results and arguments.

In a similar vein I was startled to see the Bank of England explaining the internal workings of the monetary sector, and thereby the concept of "endogenous money", in one of their official publications as well as on Youtube. Given the high number of economic models where money is still represented as a numeraire good, this intervention is not only timely - it also lends support to some long-standing claims of heterodox economic thought.

While all this is surely good news, much more can be done to advance economic analysis as well as economic policy. Maybe the current issue of the Newsletter offers some signposts for you how to direct your contribution to this common aim.

All the Best!


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Table of contents

Call for Papers

12th International Post Keynesian Conference

25-28 September 2014 | University of Missouri–Kansas City, US

Cosponsored by the University of Missouri–Kansas City, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, and Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, with support from the Ford Foundation.

The 2014 Post Keynesian Conference will address all of the traditional areas of research covered by Post-Keynesian and other heterodox approaches to economics, with keynotes by Lord Robert Skidelsky, James K. Galbraith, and Bruce Greenwald.

Paper or panel submissions in the following areas are particularly encouraged:

Submission deadline: May 1. Please send proposed title and abstract (maximum 400 words) to Avi Baranes.

Conference registration will begin June 1. Hotel and registration details will follow shortly.

13th Annual SHE Conference: "Tackling persistent economic problems: Heterodox perspectives" (2014)

8-9 December, 2014 | TBA

The 13th annual Australian Society of Heterodox Economists (SHE) Conference will be held on the 8th and 9th of December 2014.

The annual SHE Conference provides a vital forum for the discussion of alternatives to mainstream economics. The Conference provides a broad pluralistic and interdisciplinary forum to discuss issues of importance to heterodox economists.

More details, including a call for papers will be forthcoming.

For 2014 the SHE Conference theme is "Tackling persistent economic problems: Heterodox perspectives"

Complete sessions:

We welcome proposals for complete sessions. Session proposals should be sent to p.kriesler@unsw.edu.au and include the following information:


We encourage proposals for symposia which address a single topic or issue. The SHE Conference Committee will work with symposia organisers, when constructing the conference program, to ensure a coherent list of sessions for each symposium, and schedule these so that participants can follow a symposium across more than one session. Symposium proposals should be submitted to p.kriesler@unsw.edu.au and include the following information:

More information on the SHE website.

1st Austrian Conference on International Resource Politics: "Towards international resource fairness - Theories, Conflicts and Policies" (Vienna, 2014)

4-6 December 2014 | University of Vienna, Austria

Natural resources, be they agrarian or mineral, have become a key issue in international politics in recent years. This is due to a number of factors, including the increasing demand for resources by emerging economies (e.g. China), the financialization of commodity markets, the drastic price increases and high price volatility of many commodities, the rising scarcity of critical resources and hence intensified competition for access and control of resources, as well as conflicts over their distribution.

The geopolitical competition for resources begs the question of how to conceptualize “resource fairness”, i.e. how access to, and distribution and use of natural resources can be organized in a way that takes into account the legitimate interests of all actors and institutions involved – producers, consumers, affected communities and the general public, both spatially (i.e., at the local, national and international level), and across time (i.e., between the generations). In this context, far-reaching questions emerge with regard to the current modes of production and living, and their transformation, the existing manner for dealing with conflicts around natural resources, how discourses on resources and associated problems are framed, and how processes towards greater fairness can eventually be designed.

The purpose of the conference is to analyse prevailing natural resource politics, policies and arrangements, as well as the problems associated with specific resource extraction, production, consumption and disposal patterns at various scales, as well as associated conflicts. In addition, proposals for resource fairness at different levels are to be elaborated, based on the assumption that cooperative solutions will only be possible if the interests of all stakeholders are taken into account. This will require a shared vision about the relevant normative concepts of fairness and justice with regard to resources. The conference aims to combine theoretical inputs with concrete case studies on resource conflicts.

Proposals for papers including an abstract (approx. 300 - 500 words) and a short CV in PDF format should be submitted by May 30, 2014 to: resourcefairness@oefse.at. Notification to applicants will be published by July 10, 2014. If accepted, completed papers should be submitted by October 30, 2014. We strongly encourage submissions from PhD students and young researchers.

All relevant information on the conference will be soon available at the conference website http://resourcefairness.univie.ac.at. Please direct further inquiries to: resourcefairness@oefse.at

The organizing committee consists of: Ulrich Brand (University of Vienna), Martin Coy (University of Innsbruck), Karin Küblböck (ÖFSE – Austrian Foundation for Development Research), Melanie Pichler (University of Vienna), Christina Plank, (University of Vienna), Werner Raza (ÖFSE – Austrian Foundation for Development Research), Fernando Ruiz Peyré (University of Innsbruck)

26th Annual EAEPE Conference: "Unemployment and Austerity in Mediterranean European Countries" (Nicosia, 2014)

6-8 November, 2014 | University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

The conference theme 'Unemployment and Austerity in Mediterranean European Countries' will focus on the current state of the crisis in Mediterranean European countries and viable ways out beyond austerity in Europe.

For the past 7 years most of the European economies have experienced severe economic crisis, stagnation and recession, initialized by the financial crash of 2007. In Mediterranean economies the crisis got exacerbated by the crisis of sovereign debt in general and by austerity programmes in particular. Unemployment levels have reached double digits on average in the European Union and shattering high levels in the South of Europe. Moreover, cuts (due to austerity restrictions) in welfare expenditure, in public employment as well as in the wage level have worsened living conditions of people dramatically. The Greek crisis (emerging in May 2010) has indicated that EU member states are more concerned with their own national budgeting issues than real EU integration, exposing them unnecessarily in times of crisis. Conversely, the lack of institutional coordination and fiscal solidarity had a severe macroeconomic impact. Especially the public discourse about European imbalances is used rhetorically as “a problem of laziness against effort” such as “Mediterranean corruption against Northern European integrity”, outplaying member states on purpose. The other side of the same coin are excessive export surpluses of a few, gained through real wage reductions over more than a decade, an issue in the "European Semester".

At this conference we want to look at the real problems behind the deficit-surplus rhetoric within the EU, which we address as: the lack of deeper integration, the imperfections of the single market and the lack of appropriate multi-level governance and policy crafting institutions able to cope with the crisis. In this broad perspective we invite creative contributions going beyond wage-dumping excessive export-surplus solutions (Germany), compare the current case of the EU commission against Germany. Obviously such perspectives need to envision a monetary union with a real economic and social integration, making it politically substantial in contrast to a mere neoliberal and monetarist ideological construction. The 26th Annual EAEPE Conference 2014 will be a platform for exchanging ideas and results in both theoretical and empirical research. It will debate proper policies and institutions able to cope with the crisis proposing a viable way out beyond austerity in Europe.

The opening address of the conference will be given by 2010 Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Sir Christopher Pissarides. All scholars are invited to submit their contribution on the conference them of this year, or on usual topics covered by EAEPE research areas. Abstracts must be submitted electronically either on the conference theme or to a specific RA with 300-750 words. Authors are also invited to propose special sessions (4 abstracts), in this case contact EAEPE directly. Additionally we will organize PhD special sessions.

Conference Fees

Important Dates

Local Organizer Team

For any information or queries about the conference please contact the local organizers Prof. Savvas Katsikides and Ms Georgia Yiangou from the University of Cyprus.

The full call for papers is also attached, please don't hesitate to circulate the call.

We are looking forward to your submission! Please visit the EAEPE website for more information.

9th Forum of the World Association for Political Economy: "Growth, Development and Social Justice" (Vietnam, 2014)

23-25 May, 2014 | Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences, Hanoi, Vietnam

The 8th forum of the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) was successfully held in Florianopolis, Brazil on May 24-26, 2013. Participants from over twenty countries attended this forum. Ninety three papers or abstracts were submitted. Theotonio dos Santos (Brazil) and Wei Xinhua (China) were granted the Marxian Economics Award, and nine professors from USA, UK, France, China, Japan, Brazil, and Vietnam were granted the Distinguished Achievement Award of World Political Economy of the 21st Century. A Statement on “Inequalities and World Capitalism: Analysis, Policy and Action” was released at the closing ceremony of the forum.

The 9th WAPE Forum “Growth, Development and Social Justice” will be held at Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences, Hanoi, Vietnam on May 23-25, 2014.

Topics for the Eighth WAPE Forum:

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

To attend the 9th forum please register here with your personal information, upload one of your photos, and submit your full curriculum vitae and a paper abstract of 500 words in English. Once your abstract is accepted, please pay your registration fee online. When your payment is confirmed, please submit your full paper. You will then receive an official invitation. You also have the option to apply to attend the forum without a paper.

If you have any queries, please contact wapemember@gmail.com.

Important dates

All accepted papers will be considered for publication in World Review of Political Economy.

Registration fee


More information about the conference and the organization is available on the WAPE website.

History of Economic Rationalities: Call for Submissions for an Anthology

Regimes of thought and legitimizations of action draw upon systematized authorities of religious, juridical, moral, scientific and increasingly economic reasoning. These authoritative languages interrelate in various ways. They compete to be the prime, societal authority; they supplant each other; they borrow metaphors, concepts, practices; they subvert and change existing languages.

To address these interrelations the research project ECORA invites interested scholars to submit extended abstracts (5 pages) on the history of economic rationalities and the struggles for authority between economic reasoning and other claims for knowledge- and practice-authority in Western thought. The final articles will be published as an anthology with the preliminarily title History of Economic Rationalities: Economic reasoning as knowledge and practice authority.

As an analytical concept, economic rationality can refer to at least three things. First, it can refer to particular kinds of economic reasoning which draw upon, for example, neoclassical economics. Second, it can refer to the role of economic arguments in public debates, as opposed to other forms of arguments, where, for example, the construction of a highway is deemed economically but not environmentally sound. Third, it can refer to the legitimacy of various kinds of economic actions and practices.

Our aim is to produce a high quality anthology on the intellectual history of economic thought. At a time in which many academic fields are becoming more and more specialized, we believe that one of the very merits of intellectual history is its ability to tell stories that tries to capture the wholeness of historical development. We thus encourage contributors to engage in attempts at writing broader historical narratives.

Abstracts must be submitted to one of four epochal sections of the anthology:

We invite scholars with an interest in the history of economic thought and economic life in general to submit an article proposal. We particularly encourage scholars working with the interrelations between economic, religious and/or scientific reasoning to submit as well as people understanding their work as, or related to the history of economic thought, 'intellectual history of capitalism, history of economic ideas, as well as history of science and science studies.

Please note that suggested contributions from participants in the conference 'Economic Rationalities', January 2014, as well as article proposals from contributors who did not attend the conference will be treated equally. All abstracts will be judged on the same basis: fit to the anthology and scientific quality.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit your abstract proposals (max 2000 words) as a PDF file to idejbt@cas.au.dk. Make sure to properly title your file like this: SURNAME_TITLE.PDF

Deadline for extended abstracts: May 1st 2014 (feedback and decision on abstracts May 15th 2014). If accepted, deadline for submission of full article is October 1st 2014.

The full article length is 4000 words all included. Please reduce the use of notes (use endnotes) to an absolute minimum. Double-space text and use font Times New Roman, size 12. Title should be in uppercase bold, subtitles in bold. For references use Harvard manual of style (Johnson 2012:32).

Editors The anthology is edited by the members of the research project ECORA located at the Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, and funded by the Velux Foundation.

IIPPE Neoliberalism Working Group invites for submissions (Naples, 2014)

16-18 September, 2013 | Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Naples, Italy

The theme of the 5th IIPPE Conference in Naples is “Scholarship, Policies, Conflicts and Alternatives”.

Neoliberalism occupies a central position within this field, and the IIPPE Neoliberalism Working Group will be organising a stream of papers for presentation at the Conference.
Submissions are invited on and around the following areas:

Submissions on other aspects of neoliberalism will also be considered.

Abstracts (500 words maximum) should be submitted to Alfredo Saad Filho (as59@soas.ac.uk) and Kean Birch (keanbirch@gmail.com ) by 1 April 2014.

More information about the conference is available here.

International Conference on "The Enduring Legacy of Karl Polanyi" (Montreal, 2014)

6-8 November, 2014 | Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

The year of 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of The Great Transformation and 50 years since the death of Karl Polanyi in 1964. It also marks the start of the First World War 100 years ago, and the 30 years which transformed the political, economic and social landscape of Europe and North America.

On the occasion of these anniversaries, the Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy invites proposals for papers dealing with broad and overlapping themes central to Polanyi’s work and vision. For this milestone international Karl Polanyi conference, panels will be organized as plenary sessions in order to encourage wide‐ranging discussions of the relevance of Polanyi’s world of thought to contemporary issues and struggles. Proposals for poster sessions on any aspect of Polanyi’s work will also be considered.


Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words to polanyi.institute@concordia.ca by March 30, 2014. Be sure to indicate clearly your name, institutional affiliation and whether you are proposing a paper or a poster.

More information is available on the conference website.

Special Issue in the Socio-Economic Review on "The Rise of Finance: Causes and Consequences of Financialization"

The financialization of the economy, as seen in the growing importance of financial markets and the shift from industrial to financial capitalism, stands out as one of the largest changes in the structure of the economy over the last half of the twentieth century (Krippner 2005, 2012; van der Swaan 2014). Indeed, van der Swaan's (2014) review points to shifts in the structure of accumulation, the role of financialization in firms' attention to shareholder value, changing individual and household approaches toward everyday life, and related changes in institutional structures. One important line of research focuses on the increasing concentration of profits in financial firms and its consequences for inequality due to its influence on top incomes, the labor share of income, and the distribution of income and profits across sectors (Tomaskovic-Devey and Lin 2011; Volscho and Kelly 2012; Kristal 2013). Even in firms which focus primarily on non-financial activities, financial divisions have become more important (Krippner 2012). While existing research has convincingly demonstrated the rise of financialization in the USA, fewer studies have examined these processes in other countries (e,g, Akkemik and Özen 2014, Godechot 2012). An important agenda remains to understand the extent to which the patterns and dynamics of financialization can be generalized or differ significantly across different types of capitalism, as well as how these have potentially reshaped global economic interdependencies.

Key Themes

This special issue aims to build on and extend this research by enlarging the explanatory focus. We seek contributions that either add empirical insights and advance theory in relation to the underlying causes of financialization, the consequences of financialization for individual-level and organizational outcomes, and extending the focus of financialization research beyond the United States and into a broader frame of comparative political economy.

Some key areas of inquiry for the special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

This special issue seeks to answer these questions through research on shifts in the financial structure of modern economies and their consequences. We invite papers from scholars in a range of disciplines with interests in financialization. We are open to manuscripts which examine financialization using any array of tools, including quantitative analysis, comparative research, historical work, qualitative research, theory-building, political economy, or even experimental research. We particularly welcome comparative investigations and ventures in to the still relatively unexplored terrain of globalization and financialization.


Papers will be reviewed following the journal's normal double-blinded review process and criteria. The maximum length of articles including references, notes and abstract is 10,000 words. Articles must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 150 words. The main document has to be anonymous and should contain title, abstract, and strictly avoid self-references. Submissions should be directed through the on-line submission system here.

For further guidelines on submissions and the editorial statement of Socio-Economic Review, please visit our website.

For further information for this Special Issue, please contact any of the Guest Editors:

Sabino Kornrich: skornrich@emory.edu Alex Hicks: ahicks@emory.edu

Submission deadline: July 21, 2014. Publication of Special Issue in Socio-Economic Review: 2015.

Special Issue of the Journal "Cuadernos de Economia" on fiscal policy

During recent years, the international financial crisis has brought back fiscal policy as a topic in economic analysis. The return of fiscal issues raises some questions about, e.g., the changes fiscal policies have expe- rienced, their different effects in developing and developed countries, and the policy autonomy countries have at implementing it. Apart from these macroeconomic elements, fiscal policy is also an instrument for redistributing and providing public goods. The level and structure of taxation and government spending affect income distribution and human development. In addition, the size of public expenditure in infrastructure and science and technology, among others, has effects on growth.

The journal Cuadernos de Economia invites to submit papers for a special issue on fiscal policy. Both theo- retical and empirical papers are welcome, regardless of their theoretical position or geographical focus. The special issue will appear in 2015. Articles may be written in Spanish, Portuguese, English or French, and may have an extension between 4.000 and 10.000 words, including references.

The deadline for submitting full papers is 15th August 2014. Articles should follow the instructions for authors, available at the journal website.

The papers can be sent to revcuaeco_bog@unal.edu.co.

Guest Editor: José Antonio Ocampo (Columbia University).

Cuadernos de Economia is a refereed journal founded in 1979 and indexed in Scopus, Econlit, Thomson Re- uters Web of Science (former ISI)-SciELO Citation Index, Publindex, Redalyc, Latindex, DOAJ, IBSS, etc. The journal is open to all schools of though and publishes theoretical and applied articles, as well as papers on the history of thought and economic history that contribute to the advance of economics.

Special Issue of the Journal "Filosofia de la Economia" on “Adam Smith in the history of economic thought and the philosophy of economics”

The Center of Research on Epistemology of Economics (CIECE, School of Economics, University of Buenos Aires) announces a call for papers on the theme “Adam Smith in the history of economic thought and the philosophy of economics” for a special issue of its journal Filosofia de la Economia (Philosophy of Economics). All papers exploring the vast work of Adam Smith on economics, philosophy and other branches of the social sciences are welcome.

Filosofia de la Economia is a trilingual (English, Spanish, Portuguese), peer-reviewed, biannual journal aimed at reaching a broad audience interested in philosophy of economics, methodology and the history of economic thought. The Journal, launched in 2013 and with two issues already published, holds a broad pluralistic view about the discipline and welcomes contributions drawing on the wide range of the different schools of thought. Filosofia de la Economia (ISSN 2314-3592, print; ISSN 2314-3606, online) is available in printed version and electronically.

Contributions to the special issue on Adam Smith must be submitted no later than May 20, 2014.

Guest editors for this issue are Manuel Calderón (manuel.calderon@econo.unlp.edu.ar) and Andrés Lazzarini (alazzarini@gmail.com). Papers must be submitted through its Open Access platform at this website. The special issue will be published in volume 2, no.1, next July 2014.

For more details please contact the guest editors.

Symposium of Critical Sociology: "Dialectics of Crisis, Movement and Strategy: Reconstructing Historical Agency in Critical Sociology" (2014, San Francisco)

18 August, 2014 | Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, USA

Topic: Dialectics of Crisis, Movement and Strategy: Reconstructing Historical Agency in Critical Sociology

Panel sponsored by Critical Sociology, the official journal of the Association of Critical Sociology.

Panel Organizers: R.A. Dello Buono, Manhattan College and David Fasenfest, Wayne State University

Description: The persistence of a deepening global crisis stubbornly defies analysis by the worn out paradigms of mainstream sociology. The discipline now finds itself running behind the curve of social change, challenging progressive sociologists to create new forms of analysis for grasping the contradictory structures of systemic crisis and fueling the resistance of progressive forces. The historical moment demands that critical sociologists work in better tandem with popular movements, building synergy in strategic analysis with actually existing struggles for confronting capital. This panel calls for reflection on the means by which critical, structural critique can better fuel mobilization and more actively contribute to building roadmaps to another possible world.

Panelists may submit papers for publication in a forthcoming symposium of Critical Sociology.

Please email an abstract of 500-750 words to ricardo.dellobuono@manhattan.edu by April 30, 2014.

Symposium on the Politics of Legality in a Neo-liberal Age (Sydney, 2014)

1-2 August, 2014 | University of New South Wales Law School, Sydney, Australia

This symposium will examine the nexus between the political dominance of liberal legal ideas and the economic dominance of neo-liberal capitalism.

According to classical liberal theory the state is legitimate to the extent that it respects legality. The idea that the state should respect individual rights and the rule of law continues to have considerable purchase on our political discourse: the language of human rights is used by NGOs to criticise state violence, and by the same states to justify the violence of military interventions; those concerned with the legal response to terrorism often invoke the rule of law to criticise the expansion of powers for the executive branch of government; while the very same executive pays meticulous attention to justifying actions such as torture in legal terms. Indeed, law is so central to the contemporary political imagination that the theorist Norberto Bobbio has dubbed our time the ‘age of rights’. Economically, however, the age in which we live is that of neo-liberal capitalism. The critique of the regulatory state and the advocacy of the ‘free market’ developed by neo-liberal thinkers such as Frederich Hayek, Milton Friedman, and Ludwig von Mises have had a serious impact on practices of government over the last 30 years. Indeed, it has been argued that neo-liberalism has played a major role in the concentration of economic power in this time, profoundly influencing the policies that have shaped the course of economic globalisation; those that led to Global Financial Crisis of 2008; and the politics of austerity that has characterised the state response to this crisis in the US and the EU.

Neo-liberalism is not, however, simply an economic theory but a political philosophy that has legality at its core, defining itself against the regulatory state for violating individual liberty and advocating private property rights and a certain vision of the rule of law as crucial to the functioning of capitalist economies. The rule of law has also been central to the processes of neo-liberal globalisation with ‘rule of law promotion’ playing a crucial role in developing markets in the global South. And, while human rights are often used as tools for political critique and resistance, the historian Samuel Moyn has illustrated that the language of human rights has colonised political discourse since the late 1970s. This is the very same period in which neo-liberalism has restructured the relationship between economy and society and state, raising the question of whether there is a relationship between these two phenomena.

An understanding of the contemporary political conjuncture, and the possibilities for its transformation, demands an analysis of the relationship between liberal legality and the current hegemony of neo-liberal capitalism. This symposium will address this conjuncture through papers which engage, among a range of other possibilities, the following themes and topics:

The symposium will take place over 2 days at the University of New South Wales Law School, Sydney, Australia on 1 and 2 August 2014. We invite paper proposals on any of the above, or related, themes. If you wish to discuss your proposed paper with the convenors in advance please email either Dr Ben Golder (b.golder@unsw.edu.au) or Dr Daniel McLoughlin (daniel.mcloughlin@unsw.edu.au).

Procedure & Deadline:

Please email a 300 word abstract, 75 word bio and your institutional affiliation (if appropriate) to b.golder@unsw.edu.au by 28 March with the email subject line: ‘Neo-liberalism and law symposium’. We regret that only a limited number of papers can be selected for this symposium.

Publication Plans:

Whilst we do not require full length papers in advance of the symposium, the aim of our meeting is to work towards the publication of selected papers in an edited volume. Initial negotiations with interested publishers are already underway.

World Economics Association Online Conference: Greece and austerity policies: Where next for its economy and society? (2014)

20-21 October, 2014

Contributions from economists, economic historians, sociologists and political scientists are welcome. Papers falling within the broad topic of the conference though not on aspects explicitly noted below are also welcome.


Deadline for abstracts: 30 August and deadline for papers: 27 September, 2014

Discussion Forum begins on 20 October and ends on 21 December, 2014

Abstracts and papers should be submitted to: weagreececonference@gmail.com

The conference will be divided into three parts. Suggested topics for each are listed below:

  1. Greece on the eve of the financial crisis – Challenges and opportunities
  2. The Greek crisis and austerity policies
  3. Where to now for Greece?

The failure of the austerity policies in Greece calls for radically different approaches to the Greek crisis and for the implementation of alternatives to austerity policies. Otherwise, the possibility of a prolonged period of economic, social and political instability in Greece is extremely high. The implications of such instability for the European Union, indeed for Europe more generally, should not be underestimated. The lessons of the Greek case are of a more general applicability particularly because austerity policies are now applied in many countries in Europe and beyond. These are the reasons which led to the organization of the present conference.

Abstracts and papers should be submitted to: weagreececonference@gmail.com

Conference Leaders

More information about the online conference and the World Economics Association is available here.

Call for Participants

Detroit Bankruptcy & Beyond: "Organizing for Change in Distressed Cities" (Detroit, 2014)

7-8 April, 2014 | Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Detroit Bankruptcy & Beyond is a gathering of organizers, policy makers, community members, and researchers. These individuals are from Detroit and other cities facing similar situations. Participants are called together to discuss solutions, craft alternate strategies, and to analyze shared challenges and root causes.

Topics for discussion include:

We look forward to your joining us in this critical conversation. Registration is free and open to the public. Please register here.

More information is available on the conference website.

Inter-Disciplinary Symposium on Business Ethics: “The challenges of capitalism for the common good” (Reading, 2014)

17 June, 2014 | ICMA Centre of Henley Business School at the University of Reading, United Kingdom

Evaluate the relations between merchants and kings and the common good in social and economic history, and their relevance to current challenges of business ethics in a forward-thinking academic community. Progress your theoretical meaning making regarding the history of social stakeholders since medieval times, applying virtue ethics in business to find beneficial new insights with this one-day symposium.

This event will be hosted by the Centre of Social and Organisational Studies (CSOS), in Henley Business School in association with the Centre of Economic History, the University of Reading. The event is chaired by Dr Kleio Akrivou, Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Organisational Behaviour.

The distinguished speakers for this very special event span a range of related disciplines and include leading academics from the USA, mainland Europe and across the UK.

In the earlier part of the day Professor Agustín González Enciso, Professor Daryl Koehn, Dr Alisdair Dobie and Prof. Dr H. Hoppe will discuss the role of merchants and the common good in history, relevance between European and Asian virtue ethics, and the evolution of self-interest and morality in medieval institutions and social classes, and morality and the common good through the more recent evolution of entrepreneurship.

During the afternoon Professor Alejo José Sison, Professor Geoff Moore, Professor Ron Beadle and Dr Kleio Akrivou will discuss Aristotelian common good and applications in individual agent and institutional virtue in business, and wage labour capitalism. Professor Mark Casson will provide a synthesis of the accumulated knowledge, including insights from the day.

There will be ample opportunity for you to converse with the speakers in an open discursive forum.The symposium will conclude with a reception and drinks, offering you the chance to discuss your insights in further detail with fellow academics and research colleagues.

View the full programme including timings.

Research students within the University of Reading may have the attendance fee waived upon request. Researchers should email commongood@henley.ac.uk with their request, copying in their supervisor. Book your place now.

For further information please contact commongood@henley.ac.uk.

International Conference of INET and the Centre for International Governance Innovation: "Human After All: Innovation, Disruption, Society" (Toronto, 2014)

10-12 April, 2014 | Royal York Fairmont Hotel, Toronto, Canada

The Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Centre for International Governance Innovation are inviting young scholars from Canada and the wider world to participate in an upcoming event in Toronto from April 10-12 at the Royal York Fairmont Hotel.

The Conference is entitled, Human After All: Innovation, Disruption, Society. Attendance is free.

An exciting and diverse roster of speakers and moderators will explore a broad range of subjects.
Speakers include Nobel Laureates’, Joseph Stiglitz and James Heckman, philosophers and essayists such as Michael Sandel and John Ralston Saul, journalists and economic commentators such as the Martin Wolf (Financial Times), Amanda Lang (CBC) and John Ibbitson (Globe and Mail), as well as past and present political leaders and state officials, such as Paul Martin, Larry Summers and Kathleen Wynne. Opening remarks will be provided by the Right Honourable Stephen Harper.

Two documents are enclosed: the INET Conference Working Program, which includes a speakers list; and the INET Young Scholars Initiative conference flyer, which includes the conference registration information. These documents can also be found here and here.

Questions should be directed to Jay Pocklington, manager of the Young Scholars Initiative at the INET’s office in New York City.

Job Postings

Cerritos College, US

Cerritos College is looking for a full time-tenure track assistant professor in Economics. Cerritos College is a community college located in Norwalk, CA about 15 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The Economics department is housed within the Business and Humanities Social Sciences division. The department offers transferable courses for economics, business, accounting and other related majors. Aside from offering an Associate Degree in economics, the department offers a variety of courses that stimulate student interest in the discipline and takes pride in the quality and clarity of instruction. The broad aim of the department is to render the subject relevant to the everyday lives of the diverse student body. Successful candidate will use creative teaching strategies to teach the following courses at the community college level: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Economic Policy and Issues, Women in the Global Economy, and Money, Ethics and Economic Justice.

For more information, please go here. The deadline for submissions is extended until April 25, 2014.

City College of San Francisco, US

City College of San Francisco invites applicants for our new job posting for the temporary, part-time pool of economics instructors at City College of San Francisco. We are especially seeking applicants who will be available to teach in fall 2014. We are always interested in applicants who can add to the diversity of our department.

This job posting is for a position of nine hours or less per week. Duties for the position of Economics and Statistics Instructor include teaching introductory macroeconomics, microeconomics, and statistics and related faculty responsibilities and professional duties.

This job posting, number 014008, will be open until February 6, 2015, but the first-round review will consider applications filed by March 26, 2014.
Detailed information and application materials are available here. Any questions should be directed to the CCSF Human Resources Department at (415) 241-2246.

International Labour Organization, Switzerland

The International Labour Organization (ILO) Research department offers two interesting positions:

More information and fully job description are available at the ILO website.

Jesuit Social Research Institute, US

Economic Policy Specialist, Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University New Orleans

The Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI), College of Social Sciences, Loyola University New Orleans invites applications for the position of Economic Policy Specialist holding non tenure track faculty rank as professional staff of the Institute. Qualifications include: advanced degree in economics, public policy, or related field in a social justice-oriented discipline relating to our mission foci (Catholic social thought, migration, poverty, racism) and appropriate for JSRI's core activities (primarily research and education); a record of experience and collaborative participation in social justice oriented research and education; interest in and ability to work in a team approach; ability to work collaboratively on issues of race and poverty; preferably a member of the Roman Catholic community with a strong background in contemporary Roman Catholic social thought and action; preferably with experience in, or the study of, the Gulf South. Application letter, résumé, three reference letters, one writing example, and an official transcript of highest degree should be addressed to: Executive Director, Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University New Orleans, Campus Box 94, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118, email jsri@loyno.edu.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position available immediately. Loyola University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply. Please visit our website here.

North Central College, US

North Central College seeks applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in Finance for the 2014-15 academic year (September 1, 2014 - June 15, 2015). Qualified candidates will have teaching experience and the ability to teach both undergraduate and MBA courses in finance. Candidates will be expected to teach classes in finance such as corporate finance, investment & portfolio management, and financial institutions. A Ph.D. in finance or economics is preferred; however, an ABD will also be considered if the applicant expects to finish degree requirements by August 15, 2014. Teaching excellence is paramount for this position.

North Central College, founded in 1861, is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts college of 3,000 students. The campus is located in west suburban Naperville, located 28 miles west of Chicago, within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station. For more information, see http://www.noctrl.edu.

Applicants should submit a letter of application (including a teaching philosophy), curriculum vitae, evidence of excellence in teaching, graduate transcript and the names and contact information for three professional references to Cheryl Horton at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/24519. There is no application cost for the Interfolio service. For further information, please email Dr. Doh-Khul Kim, Chair of Economics and Finance. Review of applications will begin April 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Roskilde University (2), Denmark

The Institute of Society and Globalisation (ISG) at Roskilde University, DK, invites applications for two positions:

Associate professor in Global Political Economy with special emphasis in Labour and Social Standards in the Global South

Applicants are expected to be interested (and if possible also experienced) in a combination of lecture driven and project‐based teaching and teaching in an interdisciplinary environment with scholars from different social science disciplines.

We encourage researchers/teachers with slightly different research and teaching interests to apply for the position, and Roskilde University invites applications from all those who are interested regardless of age, gender, religion and ethnicity.

Job responsibilities include conducting research within the thematic research areas described in the Research Strategy Plan 2013‐2016 and in particular within the research area ‘International Development Research’. Teaching responsibilities and supervision are expected to fall within the two programmes ‘International development studies’ and ‘Global studies’ within the ‘International Studies’ programme in the social science bachelor programme of the university. The applicant must contribute to the continuing development of cross‐disciplinary courses and research in the Institute.

Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the homepage of the ISG under ‘Uddannelse og fag’ and then about ‘International Development Research’ as well as other teaching programme at the department presented at the homepage.

Applicants are asked to describe how they see their own research plans and their publication record in relation to their potential contributions within this or any of the other research themes at the department.

The application should include an application letter containing information about research and teaching interests as well as cv and attachments with information regarding relevant research and teaching experiences, a publication list specifying publications that are considered to be particularly relevant for the job and the publications to be assessed. Applications for the position at the level of associate professor can attach up to five publications. The assessment committee making the shortlist of candidates may ask for material not included here, which the applicant will then be required to submit.

Salary and employment conditions will be in accordance with the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Head of Institute, Gorm Rye Olsen. Tel. +45 4674 3262, email: gormrye@ruc.dk the director of the study program for International deevlopment studies, Ole Bruun tel. +45 4674 2889, email: obruun@ruc.dk.

Successful candidates who do not speak Danish (or possibly Swedish or Norwegian) will be requested to acquire the necessary skills in Danish within the first two years of service, so as to ensure that they can participate satisfactorily in teaching activities as well as in academic and administrative activities at the University. At the time of appointment, successful candidates must master English for academic purposes.

To apply for the position you must go to the job advertisement on our homepage. Click on the button ‘Apply for vacancy’ which appears immediately below the job advertisement.

We must receive your application no later than Friday April 11, 2014. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Associate professor in ‘The politics of European Union bureaucracy

Applicants with research interests in ‘The politics of European Union bureaucracy, the multi-level relationship between EU institutions and state and non-state actors’ will be preferred. The applicants with an interest in contributing to cross-disciplinary research will be preferred.

Applicants are expected to be interested (and if possible also experienced) in a combination of lecture driven and project‐based teaching and teaching in an interdisciplinary environment with scholars from different social science disciplines as well as sympathetic towards teaching across legal sub-disciplines.

Job responsibilities include conducting research within the thematic research areas described in the Research Strategy Plan 2013‐2016 and teaching, preferably within our new programme ‘International public administration and politics’ and one of the other programmes of the Institute plus teaching and supervision on the social science bachelor programme of the university. The applicant must contribute to the continuing development of cross‐disciplinary courses and research in the Institute.

Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the homepage of the ISG.

In its research strategy for 2013‐2016, the Institute gives priority to a number of research areas. Depending on the applicants, this position will presumably be linked to the research area ‘Politics, Governance and Democracy’ or to the research area ‘Regional and Global Transactions in Wealth, Power and Security’. Applicants are therefore asked to describe how they see their own research plans and their publication record in relation to their potential contributions within this or any of the other research themes at the department.

The application should include a letter containing information about research and teaching interests as well as cv and attachments with information regarding relevant research and teaching experiences, a publication list specifying publications that are considered to be particularly relevant for the job and the publications to be assessed. Applications for the position at the level of associate professor can attach up to five publications. The assessment committee making the shortlist of candidates may ask for material not included here, which the applicant will then be required to submit.

Salary and employment conditions will be in accordance with the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Head of Institute, Gorm Rye Olsen. Tel. +45 4674 3262, email: gormrye@ruc.dk; or the director of the study programme Bodil Damgaard, tel. + 45 4674 2251, email: bodam@ruc.dk

Successful candidates who do not speak Danish (or possibly Swedish or Norwegian) will be requested to acquire the necessary skills in Danish within the first two years of service, so as to ensure that they can participate satisfactorily in teaching activities as well as in academic and administrative activities at the University. At the time of appointment, successful candidates must master English for academic purposes.

To apply for the position you must go to the job advertisement on our homepage. Click on the button ‘Apply for vacancy’ which appears immediately below the job advertisement.

We must receive your application no later than Friday 11 April, 2014. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Roskilde University welcomes applications from candidates of any social and ethnic backgrounds irrespective of gender, age, religion or any other irrelevant criteria.


"Political Economy - Studies in the Surplus Approach" now available online

Centro Sraffa is proud to announce that, with the kind permission of the publisher Rosenberg & Sellier, the whole collection of the journal Political Economy-Studies in the Surplus Approach is now available online. The articles may be read and downloaded at the new page "From the Archives", also containing Centro Sraffa's old series Quaderni di ricerca and Materiali di Discussione.

The new page Past events has been updated with materials on International Conference Sraffa’s Production of Commodities By Means of Commodities 1960-2010 (Rome, 2-4 December 2010) and Pierangelo Garegnani Memorial Lecture(Rome, 24 February 2012).

The link to the journal is here.

The link for the garegnani memorial is here.

Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, 34(1)

Francisco Lafaiete Lopes: On high interest rates in Brazil

Daniel de Santana Vasconcelos: Minsky on “Big Government”

Eduardo Costa Pinto and Paulo Balanco: Estado, bloco no poder e acumulação capitalista: uma abordagem teórica

Felipe Scudeler Salto: Democracia consolidada e tamanho do Estado

Jan-Erik Lane: Global coordination: weighted voting

Erkki Karo and Rainer Kattel: Public management, policy capacity, innovation and development

Daniel Arruda Coronel, André Filipe Zago de Azevedo and Antônio Carvalho Campos: Política industrial e desenvolvimento econômico: a reatulização de um debate histórico

Ana Paula F. Mendes, Mário Augusto Bertella and Rudolph F. A. P. Teixeira: Industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa and import substitution policy

Gilmar Masiero and Diego Bonaldo Coelho: A política industrial chinesa como determinante de sua estratégia going global

Marta Bekerman and Gonzalo Dalmasso: Políticas productivas y competitividad industrial. El caso de Argentina y Brasil

Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 6 (3): Special Issue in Honour of Mark Blaug

D. WADE HANDS: Mark Blaug on the normativity of welfare economics

SHEILA C. DOW: Formalism, rationality, and evidence: the case of behavioural economics

JOHN B. DAVIS: Mark Blaug on the historiography of economics

HARRO MAAS: A 2x2=4 hobbyhorse: Mark Blaug on rational and historical reconstructions

USKALI MÄKI: Mark Blaug’s unrealistic crusade for realistic economics

JACK J. VROMEN: Competition as an evolutionary process: Mark Blaug and evolutionary economics

Industrial and Corporate Change, 23 (2)

Michael D. Cohen & Daniel A. Levinthal & Massimo Warglien: Collective performance: modeling the interaction of habit-based actions. p. 329-360.

Jackie Krafft & Yiping Qu & Francesco Quatraro et al.: Corporate governance, value and performance of firms: new empirical results on convergence from a large international database. p. 361-397.

Nathalie Greenan & Ekaterina Kalugina & Emmanuelle Walkowiak: Has the quality of working life improved in the EU-15 between 1995 and 2005?. p. 399-428.

Luca Berchicci & Christopher L. Tucci & Cristiano Zazzara: The influence of industry downturns on the propensity of product versus process innovation. p. 429-465.

Özgecan Kocak & Özge Can: Determinants of inter-firm networks among tenants of science technology parks. p. 467-492.

James T. Walker & Christopher Brewster & Geoff Wood: Diversity between and within varieties of capitalism: transnational survey evidence. p. 493-533.

Jerome Danguy & Gaetan de Rassenfosse & Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie: On the origins of the worldwide surge in patenting: an industry perspective on the R&D–patent relationship. p. 535-572.

Saurabh Arora & Henny A. Romijn & Marjolein C. J. Caniels: Governed by history: institutional analysis of a contested biofuel innovation system in Tanzania. p. 573-607.

Problemas del Desarrollo, 46 (176)

Alicia Girón: “Sumak Kawsay”: A Lesson in Development for Marginalized Spaces in Latin America

Sun Hongbo: A Model for Energy Cooperation between China and Latin America

Tatiana Sidorenko: The Scope of Economic Cooperation between Russia and China and Future Prospects

Marta Bekerman, Federico Dulcich, Nicolás Moncaut: The Emergence of China and its Impact on Commercial Relations between Argentina and Brazil

Sergio A. Berumen: The Impact of the Crisis on the Economic Development of Mining Regions in Europe

Edel J. Fresneda: Migrants in Socialism: A Debate on Cuban Development

José Gasca, Felipe Torres: Corporate Control of Food Distribution in Mexico

Damián Kennedy: Production and the Appropriation of Value in Argentina: The Role of Real Wage Depression

Review of Political Economy, 26 (1)

Angelo Reati: Economic Policy for Structural Change

Mauro Boianovsky & Ricardo Solís: The Origins and Development of the Latin American Structuralist Approach to the Balance of Payments, 1944–1964

J. Felipe & J.S.L. McCombie: The Aggregate Production Function: ‘Not Even Wrong’

James Yunker: Capital Wealth Taxation: Theory and Application

Nuno O. Martins: Sraffa on Fixed Capital, Money and the Phases of Capitalism

Marco Veronese Passarella: Financialization and the Monetary Circuit: A Macro-accounting Approach

Science & Society, 78(2)

Thanasis Giouras: The Critic and the Sophist: The Doctoral Dissertations of Karl Marx and Wilhelm Roscher

Zhun Xu: Chinese Agrarian Change in World-Historical Context

David Laibman: Horizontalism and Idealism in Socialist Imagination: An Appraisal of the Participatory Economy

Books and Book Series

Liberalism: A Counter-History

By Domenico Losurdo | 2014, Versobooks

In this definitive historical investigation, Italian author and philosopher Domenico Losurdo argues that from the outset liberalism, as a philosophical position and ideology, has been bound up with the most illiberal of policies: slavery, colonialism, genocide, racism and snobbery. Narrating an intellectual history running from the eighteenth through to the twentieth centuries, Losurdo examines the thought of preeminent liberal writers such as Locke, Burke, Tocqueville, Constant, Bentham, and Sieyès, revealing the inner contradictions of an intellectual position that has exercised a formative influence on today's politics. Among the dominant strains of liberalism, he discerns the counter-currents of more radical positions, lost in the constitution of the modern world order.

Link to the book.

On the Reproduction of Capitalism: Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses

By Louis Althusser | 2014, VersoBooks

Louis Althusser’s renowned short text ‘Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses’ radically transformed the concept of the subject, the understanding of the state and even the very frameworks of cultural, political and literary theory. The text has influenced thinkers such as Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Žižek.

The piece is, in fact, an extract from a much longer book, On the Reproduction of Capitalism, until now unavailable in English. Its publication makes possible a reappraisal of seminal Althusserian texts already available in English, their place in Althusser’s oeuvre and the relevance of his ideas for contemporary theory. On the Reproduction of Capitalism develops Althusser’s conception of historical materialism, outlining the conditions of reproduction in capitalist society and the revolutionary struggle for its overthrow.

Written in the afterglow of May 1968, the text addresses a question that continues to haunt us today: in a society that proclaims its attachment to the ideals of liberty and equality, why do we witness the ever-renewed reproduction of relations of domination? Both a conceptually innovative text and a key theoretical tool for activists, On the Reproduction of Capitalism is an essential addition to the corpus of the twentieth-century Left.

Link to the book.

Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work

By Melissa Gira Grant | 2014, VersoBooks

The sex industry is an endless source of prurient drama for the mainstream media. Recent years have seen a panic over "online red-light districts," which supposedly seduce vulnerable young women into a life of degradation, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof's live tweeting of a Cambodian brothel raid. The current trend for writing about and describing actual experiences of sex work fuels a culture obsessed with the behaviour of sex workers. Rarely do these fearful dispatches come from sex workers themselves, and they never seem to deviate from the position that sex workers must be rescued from their condition, and the industry simply abolished — a position common among feminists and conservatives alike.

In Playing the Whore, journalist Melissa Gira Grant turns these pieties on their head, arguing for an overhaul in the way we think about sex work. Based on ten years of writing and reporting on the sex trade, and grounded in her experience as an organizer, advocate, and former sex worker, Playing the Whore dismantles pervasive myths about sex work, criticizes both conditions within the sex industry and its criminalization, and argues that separating sex work from the "legitimate" economy only harms those who perform sexual labor.

In Playing the Whore, sex workers' demands, too long relegated to the margins, take center stage: sex work is work, and sex workers' rights are human rights.

Link to the book.

The European Union Explained, Third Edition: Institutions, Actors, Global Impact

By Andreas Staab | 2013, Combined Academic Publishers (CAP)

This brief and accessible introduction to the European Union is ideal for anyone who needs a concise overview of the structure, history, and policies of the EU. This updated edition includes new chapters on the Eurozone financial crisis and background on the multiannual financial framework for 2014-20. Andreas Staab offers basic terms and interpretive frameworks for understanding the evolution of the EU; the overall structure, purpose, and mandate of its main constituent divisions; and key policy areas, such as market unification and environmental policy.

Link to the book.

Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants

ESRC funding for collaborative doctoral studentship

ESRC funding for collaborative doctoral studentship: Between production and market: Logistics and labour organising in the global economy

Queen Mary University of London, as part of the London Social Sciences ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, is seeking a well-qualified applicant to undertake a PhD relating to a collaborative project with the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) entitled “Between production and market: logistics and labour organising in the global economy”.

Applicants should ideally hold (or expect to be awarded in 2014) a first class or high 2(i) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. A Master’s degree and/or relevant research experience in a relevant area would be advantageous. The successful applicant will be supervised by Professor Adrian Smith (School of Geography) and Dr Liam Campling (School of Business and Management) and will work collaboratively with Dr Jeremy Anderson at the ITF.

This studentship may be either 1+3 (one year MRes followed by three year PhD), or +3 (three year PhD only, available for those who will have completed appropriate masters level social science research training). Funding will cover a tax-free scholarship (currently £15,726 p.a.), research student fees and relevant research and field work expenses. Eligibility is based on UK residency, although EU students not resident in the UK may apply for a fees only award. For further details about eligibility and other frequently asked questions, please see here.

Full details about the studentship and how to apply are available here.

The deadline for applications is 2pm UK time on 25 April 2014. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 5 May 2014.

XV Summer School on Latin American Economics in Chile

21 July - 10 September, 2014 | Santiago, Chile

The Division of Production, Productivity and Management of ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and The Caribbean – United Nations) would like to inform that we have started our Call for Applications for the XV Summer School on Latin American Economics, 2014, that will be held in Santiago, Chile.

Classes will start at 21th July and will finish at 10th September of 2014 at Santiago, Chile. This course is aimed for graduate students in Economics or affiliated areas that have interest in studying advanced development economics.

The ECLAC’s Summer School was founded in 2000 as a result of a co operation between ECLAC and Latin American and European Universities in order to allow its students to experience the United Nations Regional Commission`s researchers expertise and analytic capacity.

With the Summer School, ECLAC`s present to the new generations its researches in topics related to productive development, structural change, employment and inequality. During the course will be discussed topics in economic theory that combine the Latin American Structuralism with Keynesian y Kaleckian theories in Macroeconomics and Neo Schumpeterian and Industrial Organization in Microeconomics. The theoretical analysis are discussed in the Latin American economic context, with elements of economic history and advanced quantitative tools

ECLAC does not charge for this course, allowing the use of its structure and classes without costs. The students must finance their stay in Chile and a medical insurance.
Classes will be in Spanish and the students must have intermediate knowledge in English. In the last edition of the Summer School (2013), 35 students participated from 16 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Deadline for submitting applications is 20th April, 2014.
Results will be announced no later than 30th April, 2014.

More information on this website.


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Heterodox Economics in the Media

Radical economists and McCarthyite strategies in the current US-debate on the Minimum Wage

For your information:

New York Times Ad: Employment Policies Institute Letter

New York Times Letter from 8 Heterodox Economists: “Economists Hit Back in the Minimum Wage Wars”

Boston Globe Article: "Ad attacks ‘radical’ backers of minimum-pay hike "

Bloomberg Business Week: "Pssst: Some Economists Favoring $10.10 an Hour Are Marxists"

Tom Keane, Boston Globe: “Red-Flags, Not Red-Baiting, on Minimum Wage"