Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Issue 177 March 10, 2015 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

Several Newsletters ago I mentioned a report on the development of heterodox economics in France and the role of centralized recruitment and citation metrics in this context (here is the original report). The report indicated that the recruitment of heterodox economists has significantly declined in the past few years for several reasons. One main factor is thereby the reliance on citation metrics, which exhibit a size bias when it comes to judging the „scientific quality“ of different fields of research.

In this context the French Association for Political Economy has launched a petition promoting both the general advancement of more diverse perspectives in economic research and teaching as well as the more specific demand to introduce a new section dedicated to „Institutions, Economy, Territory and Society“ at the French National University Council.

This demand was recently opposed in a letter issued by Jean Tirole, the most recent recipient of a well-known prize issued by the Bank of Sweden. In his letter Tirole not only reveals his ignorance regarding the nature and justification of this demand but also underlines his commitment to path-dependence in economic research. Specifically, Tirole suggests to recruit a Panel of „Prize of the Bank of Sweden-“ and „Clark Medal”-Winners, which represent the very elite of today’s mainstream economics, to judge the validity of claims made by dissenting economists. While this proposal surely does not lack humor, one could supply an equally entertaining counterproposal by asking some other discipline – say physics – to evaluate the merits of the critics’ claims. In that case, I am pretty confident they would come up with something like this ;-)


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Call for Papers

11th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics: "Transformations" (Leeds, 2015)

30 June - 3 July, 2015 | University of Leeds, UK

Registration for the 11th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics is now open. The early bird deadline for registration is 20 March.

This conference takes place as this century’s key challenges for human society become ever clearer and more entrenched: increasing levels of resource use and environmental impacts; threats to food, water and energy security; unequal distribution of economic and physical wealth; power imbalances and conflicts; new waves of political and economic migration; and the lack of international will to address the reality of planetary threats such as climate change and global biodiversity loss. In the face of these challenges, the very notion of universal progress is eroded. In this context, academic thinking beyond traditional disciplines is called upon to play a crucial role.

ESEE 2015 explores solutions for the transformation to a sustainable society. Research is needed which is both critical of the blindness of the past and visionary for the future. Ecological Economics contributes by shining a spotlight on the interdependency of economic activity and natural systems, and identifying options that prioritise human wellbeing within planetary boundaries. The conference will contribute to the dissemination of knowledge on these issues, foster future research collaborations between academics and stakeholders, and provide training and learning opportunities for younger researchers through an associated summer school which will feed into the main conference. Under the banner of Transformations, we invite contributions which aspire to go beyond academic excellence to guide the future on the following themes:

  1. Post-growth economics
  2. Natural resources, ecosystem services and environmental quality
  3. Development, consumption and well-being
  4. Power, politics, institutions and the reality of achieving change
  5. New business models and understandings of human behaviour
  6. Theory, methods and practice of ecological economics

We also welcome contributions addressing other topics within ecological economics and its application to real-world challenges.

For more information or to submit your abstract please see the conference website.

Abstract format

For papers and posters, please submit an extended abstract of 600–1200 words, together with a 150 word summary, by 30 November 2014. Extended abstracts may include references (not counted in the word total), but the summary should not. Submissions will be reviewed by an international review panel before being accepted.

A prize for the best student paper presented at the conference will be awarded. There will be a dedicated poster session, and a ‘best poster’ prize will be awarded at the conference.

Special session proposals

We welcome special session submissions on specific topics or debates that complement the session topics outlined above. The special sessions format can differ from normal talk/discussion, and include panel discussions, debates and workshops. We especially encourage special sessions aimed at upcoming EU Horizon 2020 societal challenges and other large international funding calls, with the aim to foster collaborations, consortium- building, as well as peer-learning about the proposal and project process. To propose a special session by 15 October 2014, please include the following information: (1) session title, (2) brief description, explaining in particular how this session contributes to advancing ecological economics, (3) session format, (4) at least 3 papers (titles, authors, affiliations) for talks, or 3 participants for a discussion debate, who have confirmed they wish to contribute to your special session. Please note that special sessions which only include participants from one institution or country are not likely to be considered. Special sessions will be open to general abstract submissions alongside the topics described above.

Key dates

Conference venue

The conference will be held at the University of Leeds, a leading centre of ecological economics research in the UK. It is co-organised by the School of Earth and Environment, School of Geography, and the Leeds University Business School.

Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers and roundtable participants who have confirmed attendance include Frans Berkhout, Melissa Leach, Arild Vatn, Julie Nelson, Giorgos Kallis, Dan O’Neill, Sigrid Stagl and Geert Spaargaren.

Organising Committee

The organising committee for the conference includes Tim Foxon, Jon Lovett, Julia Steinberger, Gary Dymski, Jouni Paavola, Dan O’Neill, Marco Sakai, Paul Brockway, Jasper Kenter, Giuseppe Fontana, Malcolm Sawyer, Kevin Reilly, Gordon Mitchell and Anthony Lowe.

Scientific committee

The scientific committee includes Irene Ring, Tatiana Kluvankova-Oravska, Begüm Özkaynak, Alice Bows-Larkin, Katherine Farrell, Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Janne Hukkinen, Tim Jackson, Giorgios Kallis, Klaus Kubeczko, Markku Lehtonen, Tommaso Luzzati, Unai Pascual, Felix Raushcmayer, Inge Røpke, Clive Spash, Sigrid Stagl, Arild Vatn, Nina Eisenmenger, Nuno Videira, Lenka Slavikova, Juha Hiedanpää, Erik Nicolas Gomez Baggethun and Olivier Petit.

Environmental impact

A plan to minimise the environmental impact of the conference is being developed in co- ordination with the University’s Sustainability Team.

Summer School

The International Summer School entitled “Transformations” will take place in advance of the ESEE 2015 conference in June 2015. The summer school will bring together 30 postgraduates and early career researchers with senior international ESEE researchers in a highly engaging and interactive format, providing space for discussion and exchange, as well as an opportunity to receive feedback on one’s own vision, research, and career plans. In parallel with the ESEE 2015 conference theme, the summer school will focus on the interrelations and interactions between the ecological, social, political, cultural and technological aspects of transformation to a sustainable society. More about the summer school available here.


For more information, visit the conference website. Please direct any enquires to: esee2015@leeds.ac.uk

175 years of "The Economist": An International Conference (London, 2015)

24-25 September, 2015 | Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London, UK

In 2018 the Economist magazine will be 175 years old. This conference is a prelude to a book that will examine the political, economic and cultural impact of one of the most significant news publications in the modern world.

We seek to bring together journalists and researchers from many fields including economic, social and political historians, cultural analysts, sociologists, literary and media scholars. Papers are invited on any topic connected to The Economist, past and present, and the following suggested topics are intended to be neither prescriptive nor comprehensive:

Please send proposals (around 300 words) for papers of 20 minutes duration to sts-econpublic@ucl.ac.uk by 15 May 2015.

For further details on the event see here and here.

1st International Post-Keynesian Conference: "Money, Crises and Capitalism" (Grenoble, 2015)

10-12 December, 2015 | Grenoble, France

Organised by: Centre de Recherche en Économie de Grenoble (CREG), Grenoble Faculty of Economics, University Grenoble Alpes and the Review of Keynesian Economics (ROKE)

The global financial crisis, which began in 2007-2008, showed how the financialization of capitalism contributed to the emergence of a new regime of accumulation and how this new regime was ultimately unsustainable. The rise of financial instability, the failure of conventional monetary policies, currency wars, the rise of global imbalances, the development of alternative monies, and persistently high unemployment are all indicative of a system in crisis.

After several decades of intense, if not partisan, academic work, as well as the implementation of neoliberal policies around the world, the ongoing crisis has cast doubt upon the relevance of mainstream economic theories and models. The crisis calls for renewed economic analyses and the implementation of economic policies consistent with full employment, sustained economic growth and financial stability. The challenge is two-faceted in nature, one political and one analytical – a challenging task in a complex world.

However, along with this difficult economic context comes a list of new problems: social vulnerabilities, damaged social links and a harmful environment – all detrimental to the viability of society. And mainstream policies seem unable to give consistent answers to those social matters. Finally, the growing gap between citizens, and politics and economics is often understood as a lack of interest in social concerns and democratic projects. Building alternative policies may imply reconsidering the role of the State and money as a social link within a monetary economy of production.

The aim of this conference is to encourage an open exchange and dialogue among different approaches and economic paradigms, rooted in the historical tradition of the critical analysis of capitalism. Among its objectives is to understand and explain how and why money and monetary relations matter for the functioning of a system; and how these relations play a vital and essential social link with respect to economic policies, productive structures and social structures in a broader sense.

This conference thus fits within a post-Keynesian theoretical and epistemological framework, but it is fundamentally open to contributions from other heterodox approaches (such as evolutionary, institutionalist, regulationist, Marxist and social and humanistic economics) and from other social sciences (sociology, history, political science, philosophy and anthropology). It is organized to bring together researchers from different backgrounds to conduct an original reflection on the links among money, crises and capitalism from a pluridisciplinary perspective.

We encourage contributions on the following themes, although other themes are welcomed:

Important Dates:

Submissions of Abstract Proposals should be sent to CONFERENCE.GRENOBLE@YAHOO.COM

More information about the conference is available here (pdf).

24th International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) Annual Conference (Berlin, 2015)

16-18 July, 2015 | Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany

Conference Theme: Gender Equality in Challenging Times

The 2015 IAFFE conference theme, “Gender Equality in Challenging Times” is intended to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue on how feminist economics contributes to the many challenges we face throughout the world. These challenges include economic crises, austerity policies in European countries, the transformation of the welfare state, care crisis, social challenges in emerging economies, and employment and migration around the world. Other important themes include comparative studies of social welfare policy, domestic violence, feminist ecology, the intersectional analysis of race, ethnicity and gender, and sex work. Panel proposals and individual paper submissions are invited on any aspect of feminist inquiry into economic issues. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

Submissions: Proposals must be submitted on-line via the IAFFE website beginning in January 2015. Submissions can be made for roundtables, panels or individual papers. Participants are limited to one paper presentation and one roundtable or appearance on a panel. Additional coauthored papers are allowed only if they are presented by the co-author. These limitations will allow maximum participation by all members wishing to participate.

Registration and detailed submission guidelines are available here.

Deadline for Submission: April 4, 2015. Notification of Acceptance will begin starting March 1, 2015.

Please see the IAFFE website for more information.

Association for Social Economics (ASE) Calls for Submissions for the Southern Economic Association Conference (New Orleans, 2015)

21-23 November, 2015 | New Orleans, US

The annual conference of the Southern Economic Association will be held at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, LA during November 21-23, 2015 (Saturday-Monday). The Association for Social Economics will host 1 or 2 sessions at the Southern meetings this year. Research oriented towards the labor market, health, education, poverty, family structure, and welfare of the general population in the U.S. as well as in any other parts of the world are especially welcome.

Email submissions must include the author's (and co-author's) name, affiliation, address, fax number, phone number and email address. The title of the paper and two JEL code classifications should also be attached with the proposal.

Please submit your proposals to Dr. Aparna Mitra (amitra@ou.edu) by April 1, 2015

More information is available here.

Call for Panelists: "The History of Heterodox-Institutional Economics" at the ASSA 2016 meetings (San Francisco)

We are trying to organize one (or two) session on the following topics:

(1) The Organizational History of Heterodox Economics
(2) The History of Economic Analysis (with a focus on “institutions”)

The panel(s) aims to discuss the organizational history of heterodox economics and/or the history of heterodox economic theories. The focal point is to address the co-development of various heterodox economics traditions, such as institutional economics, Marxian-radical political economics, Post Keynesian economics, social economics, feminist economics, and other heterodox approaches. More specifically, we are interested in papers dealing with (i) the importance of the history of heterodox associations and communities, (ii) heterodox economics movements, and (iii) the historical analysis of “institutions” from various heterodox perspectives.

There is a possibility that either or both of these sessions could be organized as a joint session (AFEE-ASE, AFEE-IAFFE, or AFEE-URPE), if a member of ASE, IAFEE, or URPE wishes to participate in. We encourage young heterodox economists to submit their paper proposals. Also we encourage senior heterodox economists to participate in either of sessions as discussants.

If you are interested in either of the proposed themes (as a presenter or discussant), please email us, Tae-Hee Jo (taeheejo@gmail.com) and Felipe Almeida (felipe.almeida@ufpr.br) by March 27, 2015, along with the author information and a short abstract (50 words, for ASSA) and long abstract (250 words for the program chair).

For the details of the AFEE 2016 proposals, see the AFEE call for papers here.

Historical Materialism Conference: "Revolution and Restoration" (Rome, 2015)

17-19 September, 2015 | Roma Tre University, Italy

Two hundreds years after the Vienna Congress, a new strategy of restoration has imposed itself at the core of Europe. The process of reorganization of class power, which started in the 1970s, has stabilised after the 2007-2008 crisis on the basis of austerity policies, the dismantling of workers’ rights and the welfare state , the contraction of democratic space, and punitive restrictions on the right to protest. We know the 1815 restoration was a reaction to the revolutionary conquests of 1789; can we say something analogous about this new restoration? Does this latter amount merely to a response to the attack launched by the subaltern classes in the ’60 -’70? Can we define neoliberalism, as David Harvey suggests, as the ‘restoration of class power?’.

What deserves further exploration is the extent to which neoliberal restoration has acquired the offensive and constitutive dynamic traditionally linked to the concept of ‘revolution’. The interrelation between restoration and revolution emerges, in part, from the composition, nature and unfolding of the struggles that characterize our times: urban movements claim ing a ‘right to the city’, border conflicts, migrant struggles, the constellation of Arab ‘springs’, independent and conflictual trade unionism, experiments in workers’ self-management, feminist, queer and decolonial movements, rural, indigenous and environmental struggles .

Can these new struggles contrast the neoliberal manipulation of those democratic forms that emerged from the post-war compromise between labour and capital, and between direct and representative democracy? Can new subjectivities, new rights from below, new institutions offer any foothold for detaching the idea of ‘revolution’ from its absorption by the mechanism of ‘restoration’? Within this complex and stratified framework, it is crucial to take-up the traditions of Marxist theory – from the in-depth analysis of Bonapartism by Marx and Engels to Workerism, passing through Gramsci and the reflections on the appropriation and subordination of anti-colonial movements – that have distinguished themselves by their capacity to interrogate the deep connection between revolution and restoration in the history of the capitalist social totality.

Separate calls go out for the following streams:

We welcome abstract proposals on these themes or any others, in all disciplines, from all continents and from all perspectives within Marxism.

Please send your 200 words abstracts to: hmrome2015@gmail.com. IMPORTANT: if you apply to any of the 4 strands listed above, add the title of the strand in your email subject.

Submission Deadline: 24 March, 2015.

IIPPE 6th Annual Conference in Political Economy: "Rethinking Economics: Pluralism, Interdisciplinarity and Activism" (Leeds, 2015)

9–11 September 2015 | University of Leeds, UK

Over the last three decades developed and developing economies have gone through significant structural transformations under the ever increasing influence of finance. In the critical political economy framework, the resultant mode of accumulation, and its corresponding social effects, have been analysed under the heading of financialisation and neoliberalism. Whether the financial crisis that started in 2007-8 was the end or only an interruption to financialisation and/or neoliberalism, its costs are still borne by governments and the general public. Moreover, this 2007-8 crisis, while remaining a crisis for huge parts of the world’s population, has officially morphed into a “recovery” – albeit the slowest and weakest in recent history.

Within this context, the teaching of Economics has been significantly questioned by several segments of society. From think-tank institutions such as INEF – Institute for New Economics Thinking – to student-based organizations such as Rethinking Economics, there has been an intense demand for a plural economics curriculum that engages with real-world debates and includes elements such as the Green-Development and Marxist economics. This current climate has, among other things, placed pluralism in the economic discipline as the possible and necessary solution for the highly non-real issues based Economics syllabus, and given more space to voices – organizations, institutions and research groups – that have been neglected within the mainstream neoclassical literature.

The Sixth Annual Conference of the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) aims at fostering a reflection on positive alternatives to the mainstream economics by examining political economy from the complementary angles of pluralism, interdisciplinarity and activism.

The IIPPE Financialisation Working Group intends to join this reflection by coordinating panels that explore the heterodox approaches on exchange rates, interest rate-profit rate, monetary theory of production, money, financial crises, credit and finance. In our capacity as coordinators of the IIPPE Financialisation Working Group on Financialisation, we would like to encourage you to submit proposals for individual papers or complete panels to the Working Group for consideration for the Sixth IIPPE International Conference. In accordance with the general call for papers, contributions could include, but are not limited to:

We would particularly like to encourage the submission of panel proposals (2-4 presentations). Panels, which collectively present the work of institutions or other academic groups, provide an excellent opportunity to showcase work in a greater depth than 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. 300 words) or panel proposals (max. 500 words plus abstracts of the individual papers) should be submitted to iippefinancialisationwg@gmail.com by 15 April 2015.

Inaugural Conference on Cultural Political Economy: "Putting Culture in its Place in Political Economy" (Lancaster, 2015)

1-2 September, 2015 | Lancaster University, UK

Cultural Political Economy (CPE) is an emerging and still developing trans-disciplinary approach oriented to post-disciplinary horizons. It engages with ‘cultural turns’ in the study of political economy to enhance its interpretive and explanatory power. Intellectually CPE originated in a synthesis of critical discourse analysis, critical political economy, neo-Gramscian state theory, neo-Gramscian International Political Economy, the regulation approach, feminism, postcolonialism, governmentality and governance studies. This two-day post-disciplinary conference will give researchers and post-graduate students an opportunity to examine and debate the philosophical and methodological foundations of CPE and to explore its substantive implications for research. It invites discussion at the interface of ‘cultural turns’, critical realism, critical discourse analysis and political economy. Specifically, it focuses on the cultural (and semiotic) dimensions of political economy considered both as a field of inquiry and as an ensemble of social relations. In the light of multiple crises at many sites and scales in the global economic, political, and social order, the organizers invite papers that address theoretical or substantive aspects of the changing nature and dynamic of contemporary social formations and identities.

Potential topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

Abstracts of 200-250 words should be sent to n.sum@lancaster.ac.uk by 5pm on 29th June 2015.

Plenary Speakers: Bob Jessop and Ngai-Ling Sum, Lancaster University

Further information is available here.

Joint URPE/IAFFE sessions using feminist and radical political economy approaches at the ASSA 2016 meetings (San Francisco, 2016)

3-5 January, 2016 | ASSA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA

Once again, URPE (Union of Radical Political Economics) and IAFFE (International Association for Feminist Economics) plan to co-sponsor up to three sessions at the ASSA annual meeting in 2015. Elissa Braunstein and Randy Albelda will be coordinating these for IAFFE and working closely with URPE program coordinators for the ASSAs (Fred Moseley and Laurie Nisonoff) and IAFFE program coordinator (and president-elect) Semsa Ozar.

Proposals on feminist and radical political economic theory and applied analysis are welcome. The number of panels allocated to heterodox organizations is very limited. The joint IAFFE/URPE panels are allocated to URPE. Please note that anyone who presents a paper must be a member of URPE or IAFFE at the time of submission of the paper or panel proposal. Preference will be given to presenters who are members of both organizations.

Proposals for individual papers should include the title and an abstract (100 words). A longer depiction of the paper (include methods used) is desired, but not required. We will also need name, institutional affiliation, phone, email, and membership status in URPE and IAFFE for all authors. Please send your panel proposal, paper proposal and all requested information to randy.albelda@umb.edu.Proposals for complete sessions are also possible. If you are interested in/willing to be a chair or discussant, please send an email.

The deadline for proposed papers for joint URPE/IAFFE panels is April 1, 2015.

Contact urpe@labornet.org or 413-577-0806 for URPE membership. Contact iaffe.org for IAFFE membership information. We will confirm membership prior to accepting proposals and URPE reserves the right to cancel panels in which any members (besides chairs or discussants) are not URPE or IAFFE members.

You should receive word if your paper/session is accepted by mid-June. Please note that the date, time, and location of sessions are assigned by ASSA in the summer, not URPE or IAFFE. You are expected to have a paper prepared and provided to all members of your panel in early December.

Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation: Special Issue on "Innovation and degrowth"

Call for Papers to a special issue of Prometheus. Critical Studies in Innovation

Guest Editors


Innovation is essential for economic growth. The dominant view therefore is that innovation and human development are inseparable. However, ecological economists have argued that an insatiable appetite for the creative destruction leads to the self-destruction of humankind. The key component of the growth engine (Jackson, 2011), innovation, constantly renovates the iron cage of consumerism that eventually consumes the planet to excess (Urry, 2010), while popular attempts to link innovation and sustainability constantly fail to green the economy as they do not challenge the overall functionality of the growth engine (Schneider et al., 2010; van Griethuysen, 2010). Innovation is therefore considered part of the problem rather than a solution for sustainable degrowth (Bonaiuti, 2012).

Solutions for degrowth, however, expressly draw on the concepts of innovation and growth, too. Defined as a form of downscaling (Latouche, 2006; Fotopoulos, 2007; Schneider et al., 2010), sustainable degrowth is consistently said to be achieved when “small to medium scale innovations such as shared mobility, shared housing systems or community currencies (…) can be scaled up and provide the building blocks of a future degrowth society” (Schneider et al., 2010, pp. 515, emphasis added). Not all forms of innovation and growth are thus considered destructive, with researchers in degrowth particularly advocating qualitative changes and social innovations (Jackson, 2011; Kallis, 2011). Sustainable degrowth may therefore be discussed as driver for change (Martínez-Alier et al., 2010), as large scale innovation challenge (Westley et al., 2011), or, as much as any emerging concept or movement, as an innovation in itself.
Innovation and degrowth are obviously not antagonists. Yet, the dissonance produced by the observation that alternatives to an innovation driven growth engine are assumed to be again in innovation and growth deserves more attention. This special issue of Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation therefore seeks to explore the interface of growth and innovation with a focus on paradoxes, ironies, and inconsistencies, the observation of which allows for an almost ludic attitude to this actually quite serious discourse. We expressly welcome contributions that challenge background assumptions behind claims for or against growth and innovation, thus refocusing images of non-economic forms of growth (Roth, 2014) and innovation (Roth, 2015), rephrasing issues linked to de-linking (Kaivo-oja et al., 2014), or reconsidering social limits to growth (Hirsch, 2005).

Link to the full CfP is available here. The deadline for submission is December 30, 2015.

Review of Keynesian Economics: Special Issue on "Innovations in Economic Education"

Guest Editors: Geoffrey E. Schneider (Bucknell University) and Daniel A. Underwood (Peninsula College and University of Washington)

The Review of Keynesian Economics is seeking papers of various types related to Innovations in Economic Education that help advance student understanding of the economic process, the forces shaping macroeconomic and microeconomic performance, and appropriate policy options to increase economic welfare. Papers can be short (1500-3000 word) descriptions of classroom exercises or the application of particular pedagogies (e.g., collaborative learning, service learning, active learning, web based interactive exercises) to teach heterodox economics. Submissions can also be longer, in-depth articles (up to 7500 words) which explore a particular pedagogical issue, assess student learning outcomes, or address other teaching issues related to heterodox economics. Articles should clearly stress a heterodox economic tradition (e.g., social economics, institutional economics, post-Keynesian economics, Marxian economics, Feminist economics, etc.) with an emphasis on how that tradition can advance economic education in a Keynesian tradition. Where appropriate, articles should document the effectiveness of the teaching approach described in the article. Thus, authors should make sure to include documentation of their assessment of the teaching exercises they discuss.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically using the Review of Keynesian Economics web submission system. When selecting the article type, please choose: Innovations in Economic Education.

The extended deadline for manuscript submission is August 1, 2014. Articles must be in final form by April 15, 2016.

Papers will pass a double-blind referee process and are subject to the final approval of the Editors of the Review of Keynesian Economics.

The 10th Forum of the World Association for Political Economy (Johannesburg, 2015)

19-21 June, 2015 | University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Conference Theme: The Uneven and Crisis-prone Development of Capitalism

Co-hosts: South African National Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences; University of KwaZulu-Natal Development Studies; and political economists based at the Universities of the Witwatersrand, of Cape Town, of Johannesburg, and of Pretoria

Partner organisations: Chris Hani Institute (Congress of SA Trade Unions and SA Communist Party); National Union of Metalworkers of SA Institute; Economic Freedom Fighters; Alternative Information and Development Centre; International Labour Research and Information Group

The Ninth Forum of the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) was successfully held in Hanoi, Vietnam, on May 23-25, 2014. About 200 participants from 22 countries attended. Over 100 papers or abstracts were submitted. David Kotz (US) and Yuanpeng Hong (China) were granted the Marxian Economics Award, and eight professors from Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands and South Africa were granted the Distinguished Achievement Award of World Political Economy of the 21st Century. A Statement on “Growth, Development and Social Justice” was released at the closing ceremony of the forum.

The Tenth WAPE Forum – “The Uneven and Crisis-prone Development of Capitalism” – will be held in Johannesburg at the University of the Witwatersrand on June 19-21, 2015. South Africa has several features that will make for a memorable, influential conference:

The thematic areas under discussion will include the following:

How to apply to attend the Tenth WAPE Forum

Please register at wape2015.com with your personal information 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. Both individual papers and complete panels on the theme and proposed topics are welcome. If you have any inquiries, please contact wapemember@vip.163.com.

Important dates

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

Registration fee

Official Language: English (interpretation available for most events)


  1. On-site registration June 18-21, 2015.
  2. WAPE Council meeting/WRPE Editorial meeting on June 18, 2015.
  3. Official program on June 19 through June 21, 2015.

What is the benefit of joining WAPE?

While applying to attend the Ninth WAPE Forum, you have the option to join WAPE. It is highly recommended that you choose to join WAPE. Please find below the details on WAPE membership.

General Membership

WAPE has decided to develop itself as a membership organization in order to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, new thought and research across the divide of language and geography, and offer its members access to certain benefits. These include:

The general membership fee of WAPE is only US$30 per year, and the membership fee including a hard copy of WRPE is US$100 per year. Membership taken out in 2014 has the added benefit to members of receiving eight digital issues of WRPE Volumes 4 and 5.

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.


The World Review of Political Economy is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal of Marxian Political Economy sponsored by WAPE and published by Pluto Journals. Please submit your articles to wrpejournal@gmail.com.

WAPE Awards

The Distinguished Achievement Award of World Political Economy of the 21st Century, established by WAPE, has been granted annually since 2009 to recognize an outstanding book or article in political economy. 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. The World Marxian Economics Award, established by WAPE in 2011, is given to recognize an outstanding lifetime record of achievement in political economy. Its purpose is to promote the 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 2015 WAPE Awards will be granted at the opening ceremony of the Ninth WAPE Forum. Nominations and applications can be sent to wapemember@vip.163.com.

YSI-SSSUP Economic History Conference: "The Nation-State and the World Economy between Two Eras of Globalization" (Pisa, 2015)

14-16 July, 2015 | Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP), Pisa, Italy

Conference Theme: The Nation-State and the World Economy between Two Eras of Globalization, 1913-1975

The conference will focus on the dialectic between nation-states and global markets during the long middle of the twentieth century, from the peak of the first era of globalization before the First World War to the end of the Bretton Woods System and the advent of a new wave of financial globalization. Spanning two world wars, the Great Depression, global decolonization and a tremendous thirty-year economic boom, this period is of pivotal importance for understanding today’s economic world. These six tumultuous decades have assumed a central role in modern economic history—among others due to the long-term analysis of Thomas Piketty—as a unique period of high growth, low returns on capital, and declining income inequality.

The conference will focus on the conditions under which nation-states weathered successive crises and transformations of the world economy, pioneering new economic models and techniques of growth, trade, taxation, and redistribution. Was the interwar era of unprecedented crisis necessarily followed by a period of unprecedented prosperity? If so, does this mean that the gains of the mid-century moment cannot be repeated? Has the globalization of the last three decades changed the relationship between the nation-state and the world economy, or has it merely continued tendencies that were already apparent before? And has an excessive focus on the postwar success of the West blinded us to wider global trends in this period? We welcome papers on all of these questions, as well as on related topics (see below for a list of suggestions).

It is clear at the start of the twenty-first century that the nation-state has not at all departed the historical stage; indeed, in many ways it has returned with a vengeance, busily expanding its power in new domains. What can we learn about the murky future of the world economy by studying the nation-state’s mid-twentieth-century Golden Age, if there ever was such a thing in the first place? This is one of the underlying questions that researchers are invited to think about.

We are particularly (but not exclusively) interested in contributions on the following themes:


Scholars interested in participating are invited to send a paper abstract of no more than 400 words either to Clara Mattei (clara.mattei@gmail.com) or Nicholas Mulder (nicholas.mulder@columbia.edu) by 21 April 2015. Accepted papers will be notified by 1 May. Final drafts of accepted papers are due on 1 July.

Funding, travel and accommodation

Funding to meet the travel expenditures and accommodation costs of accepted speakers will be available. The YSI Economic History Conference will be hosted by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, and is generously supported by funding from the Banca d’Italia and the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

The PDF version of the CfP is available here.

Young Economists Conference: "The Challenge of Inequality – Societies in crisis Distribution of wealth, income and work time" (Vienna, 2015)

30 September - 2 October, 2015 | Vienna, Austria

Inequality was a neglected topic in economic research for decades. The crisis since 2007 has brought the issues of the distribution of wealth, income and work time to the forefront. Established inequality researchers like Piketty, Saez, and Atkinson are now well received by the economics profession and by the public. At the same time, the drastically improved data availability provides new opportunities for cutting-edge research in inequality. This opens up a space for young researchers to address the pressing challenges of our time.

For this reason the Chamber of Labour Vienna hosts a conference from the 30th of September to the 2nd of October 2015, for which researchers at the beginning of their career (Master, pre- or post-doc) are specifically invited to attend.

Keynote speakers are Till van Treeck, professor of Socio-Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen with research interest in income distribution, economic crises, and post-Keynesian approaches to inequality, and Eva Sierminska, who is an expert on the empirical analysis of wealth and income inequality and works at the Luxemburg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) and is a Research Affiliate at DIW Berlin and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor.

We encourage in particular contributions making use of the HFCS data which focus on the distribution of wealth. We also invite analyses of inequality in income and work time as well as contributions on other topics relevant for the challenges of the 21st century. The conference aims for a pluralistic approach to economics – we therefore welcome research in various heterodox schools of thought as well as work in sociology and political science. Women are especially encouraged to submit presentations.

The deadline for abstracts (max. 1 page) is the 15th of May 2015. Workshop language is English. Participants will be notified of acceptance by the end of May. The deadline for the (working) papers is the 30th of August. The conference is free of charge. Presenting participants will be reimbursed for train travel cost within Austria, and may apply for hotel subsidies.

An outstanding contribution by presenters in the young economist sessions (age limit: 34 years) will be awarded the Eduard März Prize of 1.000€.

Submission of abstracts and further information: daniela.paraskevaidis@akwien.at

Further information is available at the conference website.

Call for Participants

Advanced Course on "Innovation, Growth, International Production. Models and Data Analysis" (Rome, 2015)

20-24 April, 2015 | Faculty of Economics, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

The Course is organized by the University of Urbino Carlo Bo and the University of Rome La Sapienza, in collaboration with the Marche Polytechnic University, and Roma TreUniversity , with the support of the Centro Linceo Interdisciplinare and is intended for PhD students, post-docs and young scholars. The Course will be taught in English.

Lecturers will include: Cristiano Antonelli, Davide Castellani, Francesco Crespi, Rinaldo Evangelista, Maurizio Franzini, Anna Giunta, Luigi Marengo, Luigi Orsenigo, Mario Pianta, Michele Raitano, Roberto Scazzieri, Robert Stehrer, Alessandro Sterlacchini, Massimiliano Tancioni, Marco Vivarelli.

Additional information, detailed program and the registration form is available on this website.

Application forms and a short CV should be sent to Dario Guarascio, dario.guarascio@uniroma1.it, by 7 April 2015.

Please disseminate the information to those who may be interested.

For more information please contact: dario.guarascio@uniroma1.it

Cambridge Institute for Dialectical Studies (CIDS) Conference Series (New York, 2015)

The Cambridge Institute for Dialectical Studies (CIDS), a heterodox social science institute in New York will host three events this summer at the University of California-Berkeley.

EVENT #1: Cambridge Institute Conference on Economics Textbooks

18-20 August, 2015

Short description: CIDS Conference on Economics Textbooks provides a platform to promote diversification of mainstream knowledge and assumptions in economics. Leading textbooks in the field will be examined in an effort to create syntheses with critical inquiry.


EVENT #2: Cambridge Institute Workshop in Research Publishing

15 August, 2015

Short description: The workshop presents ideas and techniques shared by some of the leading journal editors in social sciences. It is designed to introduce and improve skills in designing research, reviewing literature, writing and submitting papers, and following them up.


EVENT #3: Cambridge Institute Workshop in Effective Teaching

16 August, 2015

Short description: The workshop presents latest findings and innovative techniques for effective teaching from educational science. It aims to introduce and improve skills in designing multi-dimensional class contents, and using different instructional methods and tools to cater to different learning styles


For inquiries, please email events@camb-institute.org.

UCL International Conference on "Working Worlds" (London, 2015)

16 May, 2015 | University College London, UK

Working Worlds explores the world-making capacities of the work of art. The conference seeks to reimagine the artwork as a space of compossibility in which multiple worlds, both real and potential, past and future, coexist. The present conference invites papers to intermix different scales of worlds, from the world in miniature to a world in collapse. Recent debates in art history have emphasised the artwork’s potential to represent global phenomena: conflict, ecological catastrophe and the flows of capital. Lost in these discussions is the fact that the artwork may also be understood as a world in and of itself. The artwork is of this world, but it is not reducible to it. From the sculptural practice of Camille Henrot to the performances of Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, attention paid to the particularity of the artwork reveals its potential to actualize speculative fictions in which worlds are formed and collapsed. Though the period addressed by the conference finds its beginnings with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, an event that for many heralds the era of globalisation, Working Worlds also invites papers that draw lines of continuity between the modern and the post-modern, and thereby seek to challenge existing narratives that draw too firm a line between these historical periods.

Working Worlds proposes three panels with topics not exclusively related to:

  1. The work of the artwork / worldmaking / the artwork as theory
  2. Artistic labour / digital labor / artwork as situation / artwork as event / cognitive mapping
  3. Institution / artworld / capitalism as global process

More information is available here.

Job Postings

Bournemouth University, UK

Job Position: Senior Lecturer in Finance

Bournemouth University is creating the most stimulating, challenging and rewarding university experience in a world-class learning community by sharing our unique fusion of excellent education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students, graduates and staff to enrich the world.

Within the newly formed Faculty of Management the Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics is a long established group of academic and professionally qualified staff. It delivers its programmes (including accounting, finance, risk management, economics and corporate governance) to a high standard, both undergraduate and postgraduate, and is active not only in the research world but also with its allied professional bodies. Its innovative approach resulted in the UK´s first degrees in financial services and in taxation and its focus on current issues and professional body accreditation results in excellent graduate employment statistics.

As Senior Lecturer in Finance, you will be able to demonstrate leadership in the area of Finance. Enthusiastic about student-centred pedagogy, you will contribute to education delivery, including programme management as required, across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will also make a significant contribution to employability, and professional engagement with relevant internal and external organisations, at a regional, national and international level.

You will be qualified to Doctorate level or be able to demonstrate the ability to create and disseminate knowledge at an equivalent level and the capability to convert this knowledge into a doctorate in a maximum of 3-5 years from the date of appointment. You will be research active and committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement. The department has a vibrant PhD student community and has a strong group of enthusiastic early career researchers.

Applications are welcome from those with particular expertise in the areas of financial regulation, financial institutions and finance in general.

Starting salary from £38,511 - £45,954 per annum with further progression opportunities to £50,200

For further information and discussion or the opportunity for an informal visit, please contact Professor Jens Holscher by phone on 01202 965392 or via email jholscher@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Detailed Job Description and Person Specification (pdf) is available here and the application form is available here.

Date Advertised: Tuesday 24 February 2015

Closing date: (midnight) Monday 23 March 2015

Please quote reference: FMG17

Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, UK

Job Position: 2x Doctoral Research Associates

The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) is seeking to appoint two post doctoral Research Associates to join the Cambridge strand of the three-year project Limits of the Numerical. The positions will be held for 3 years from 1 September 2015.

Limits of the Numerical, a collaboration between Cambridge, Chicago and University of California, Santa Barbara, explores one of the most pressing sets of questions for modern social science and its relation to policy. What is the effect of the pervasive introduction of numerically-based quantification into all aspects of social evaluation? When does the use of numbers work against the very values they are introduced to support, promote or capture? How do numbers as a system of evaluation clash with social values which cannot be so quantified? Its intellectual scope covers three main strands of social policy: education (California), climate change (Chicago), healthcare (Cambridge).

The Cambridge project, funded by the ISRF and led by Dr Anna Alexandrova and Dr Stephen John from the department of History and Philosophy of Science, examines the meaning and consequences of quantifications and rankings in health and healthcare, for example the use of QALYs for evaluation and allocation decisions.

Applications are invited from researchers in the following fields: history and sociology of medicine, philosophy of medicine, history and sociology of social science and psychology, philosophy of social and psychological sciences , moral and political philosophy. Researchers with related distinct projects are also encouraged to apply.

The RAs will conduct research, working closely with the project leaders. They will write research papers and manuscripts on the topic of the project; participate in weekly meetings/seminar; organize conferences and participate fully in the project’s output including public engagement activities and international workshops.

Applicants must possess:

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How to apply

To access the online application, register on the right.

Applications should include the following: (Please note that If you send any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.)

Interviews are planned for Friday 8 May 2015.

Shortlisted candidates invited for interview will be informed by 27 April 2015. We regret that we will only contact shortlisted candidates. Informal enquiries may be directed to the project leaders Drs Anna Alexandrova (aa686@cam.ac.uk) or Stephen John (sdj22@cam.ac.uk). Information about the application process may be directed to jobs@crassh.cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 August 2018 in the first instance.

All information and application is available here.

Connecticut College, US

Job Position: Visiting Assistant Professor in Public Economics

The Department of Economics at Connecticut College seeks qualified applicants for a one-year full-time visiting position in Public Economics at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2015. The Economics Department welcomes candidates with diverse and heterodox perspectives appropriate to the interdisciplinary orientation of a small liberal arts college.

Candidates will teach 3 courses per semester, including an Introduction to Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Public Finance and one other elective in the applicant’s field of expertise.

We value the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourage their active engagement with their departments and all aspects of campus life during the course of their appointment. Visiting faculty are initially participating members of the faculty and voting members in their second and subsequent years; their presence is welcome at all faculty meetings.

Candidates for the position must have completed all but their dissertation (ABD); Ph.D. is preferred. Applicants should be strong and versatile instructors interested in teaching and mentoring students in a liberal arts environment.

Application Instructions

The position remains open until filled but applications received prior to March 25 will be given full consideration. Applications should include a cover letter, current CV, graduate transcript, list of courses taught, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of excellence in teaching, sample syllabus, 3 letters of reference. All applications must be submitted through Interfolio.

New Economy Coalition, US

Job Position: Executive Director

The New Economy Coalition (NEC) seeks a facilitative and innovative leader to guide the organization at this unique and formative moment. The leader of NEC will build, inspire, and manage a talented staff team as well as a vibrant coalition; keep the board strong and engaged; be a primary public face of the organization; further develop a strong and innovative fundraising capacity; and build collaborative relationships with the donor community and other stakeholders.

The Ideal Candidate

The New Economy Coalition’s new executive director will be passionate about, committed to, and have a history of demonstrated leadership related to NEC’s mission. The executive director should be able to articulate NEC’s vision in a way that inspires and motivates staff, board, diverse coalition members, funders and stakeholders of all stripes.

The ideal candidate will be a facilitative leader, committed to building and supporting both the staff and board as highly collaborative teams. The new executive director will be invested in nurturing the leadership of staff, while also able to commit to decisions, delegate, and maintain accountability across the organization. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience and skills in organizational structure development, and will be open to the potential of innovative new models.

The new executive director must strike a delicate balance between being a key public face of the organization –out front, comfortable and articulate in the spotlight– and working behind the scenes as an ally to support and amplify the work of a diverse range of coalition members and social movements. Above all, the new leader must be both informed by and accountable to these movements.

The ideal candidate will have creative fundraising experience that has shown concrete results. The new executive director must be able to fundraise for NEC while maintaining sensitivity to the resource needs of coalition members.

The complete position, contact information, application form and other details can be found here.

We also encourage you to reach out directly with questions or suggestions of potential candidates or sources to our lead transition consultant Jeremy Phillips at jeremy.kp@jeremyphillipsconsulting.org

Siena College, US

Job Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

​The Siena College Economics Department is accepting applications for a full time visiting position for the 2015-16 academic year. Teaching duties include twelve contact hours per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach, during the academic year, a combination of principles courses, intermediate level macroeconomics, an upper division course in international trade theory, and an advance econometrics seminar. Our diverse and vibrant department is housed within the AACSB accredited School of Business, and the major in Economics is offered as either a B.A. or a B.S.


​We seek applicants with a passion for the highest quality undergraduate teaching, including heterodox approaches, applied fields, and interdisciplinary work. Domestic and international field experiences, mentoring undergraduate research, and innovative teaching approaches are strengths.


Send letter of application, c.v., a summary of student evaluations, copies of graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references as an email attachment to kuemmel@siena.edu. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. For more information regarding the position contact the School of Business at 783-2321 or Professor James Booker at jbooker@siena.edu.

Siena College is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining diverse faculty. We actively encourage applications from individuals who will make a positive contribution to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.

Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Siena College surveys all job applicants in accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s affirmative action requirements. Therefore, we request that in addition to your application, you complete the Equal Employment Opportunity Data Form located at www.siena.edu/eeo. In order to complete the form, you will need the posting number for this position which is R1064. Any information you choose to provide on the Equal Employment Opportunity Data Form will be treated as personal and confidential and will be kept separate from your application for employment. Your cooperation is key to maintaining an effective equal opportunity program at Siena College and is greatly appreciated.

Position Number: R1064

Full information and application form is available here.

University of Bristol, UK

The Department of Management in the School of Economics, Finance and Management at the University of Bristol is seeking a number of Chairs (Professors). At least one of these is in the area of International Management very broadly defined. We are seeking a person who would be heterodox (from the perspective of management studies) and are especially interested in individuals who can fit into the vibrant inter-disciplinary research culture of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law.

Scholars doing work in the following areas or similar are especially welcome to apply: international political economy; the political economy of the EU; comparative research into politics, business and society; cultural political economy with an international or comparative focus; political or international sociological research; human/economic geography; research on globalisation, labour and employment. These would complement existing strengths and recent hires in the department.

The Department of Management at the University of Bristol (part of the School of Economics, Finance and Management) is seeking to make three appointments at professor level (two full time and one 0.2 fractional post).

The successful candidates will provide strong academic leadership in both research and teaching and will have a track record of publishing consistently at the highest levels and of securing research funding and wider research impact. They will also be able to provide excellent teaching and programme development at all levels.

The Department of Management is relatively new and is continuing to develop its research profile and teaching programmes. Its current specialisms reflect a social science approach to management and lie within organisation studies, international management and operations management. We are looking for people both to strengthen and complement these areas as the department grows. In particular, we seek to fill the following full-time and open (permanent) vacancies:

The closing date for applications is midnight on 8th March 2015. The proposed start date is the 1st of September 2015 or sooner.

For further information, please go here and for informal enquiries, please contact Dr Stephen Lyne (Head of School); Tel: 0117 9288408 or e-mail Stephen.Lyne@bristol.ac.uk.

Alternatively, contact Professor Andrew Sturdy (Head of Department of Management); telephone Val Harvey, PA on 0117 928 8435 or email Andrew.Sturdy@bristol.ac.uk.

University of Lausanne, Switzerland

PhD opportunities at Centre Walras-Pareto for the history of economic and political sciences

Please find three PhD positions of which the third will be of interest for students of history of economics who are able to speak or willing to learn French at high level (because of teaching obligations included in the PhD-positions) at the Centre Walras-Pareto at the University of Lausanne.

Offre no 3499

Offre no 3500

Offre no 3501

University of Leicester, UK

Job Position: Six Full-Time Funded Postgraduate Research Opportunities

The School of Management at the University Of Leicester is pleased to offer four Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAships), one Graduate Research Assistantship (GRAship) and one Studentship.

GTAships and GRAships offer teaching experience or research experience while working on PhD research. The School of Management at the University of Leicester is renowned for the quality of its creative, interdisciplinary and heterodox research. We welcome applications from those interested in the critical and innovative rethinking of any of the following fields: accounting and finance; marketing and consumption; organization studies; regional studies; science, technology and innovation; work and employment. Our PhD programme is distinctive because it is firmly located within a broadly defined critical social science tradition. Our students draw on any of the different fields of management as well as on anthropology, cultural studies, economics, geography, physics and mathematics, science and technology studies, sociology, politics, philosophy and psychology amongst other disciplines in undertaking their research.

All short-listed applicants will be interviewed for suitability. We expect to interview for these awards in mid-May 2015. Please see document entitled 'Further Guidance' for detailed information about each specific PhD research opportunity, the application procedure and the process we will use to allocate them.

Each GTAship and the GRAship is worth approximately £ £18,859 per year over four years. The Studentship is worth approximately £18,859 per year over three years. These PhD research opportunities are for full-time study only and will commence in September 2015. They will cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (currently £4052). The GTAships and the GRAship include a stipend of £9,901 each year as well as a salary of approximately £4,156.20. The Studentship includes a stipend of £14,057. Successful applicants are, further, entitled to a Research Training Support Grant of £750 per annum to finance their research activities as appropriate.

Suitable applications are encouraged from both UK/EU students and from international students (outside the EU). However, please note that the award covers the UK/EU tuition fee rate only: an international student would need to pay the difference between this and the international tuition fee rate themselves.

If you are interested in applying for any of these awards then read the following documents and then go to How to Apply.

1. Detailed Advert Postgraduate Research Opportunities 2015

2. Further guidance Postgraduate Research Opportunities 2015

3. Research Proposal Guidance Notes

Closing date for applications: 10th April 2015.

University of Maastricht, NL

Job Position: Professor of International Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

Job description

The School of Business and Economics of Maastricht University (SBE) has a vacancy for a Full Professor in International Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics (1.0 fte). This chair is one of the structural chairs in the department of Economics, section AE2.

The chair holder is responsible for research and education in the area of international macroeconomics and monetary economics. The chair holder will coordinate, teach and supervise courses at undergraduate, graduate and PhD level. Additional responsibilities involve managerial tasks at the departmental and School level and obtaining external funding.

Candidates should preferably have an excellent publication record, an international network, strong teaching qualifications, experience in developing courses and educational programmes at BSc, MSc and post-graduate level, managerial experience and be a team player.


The candidate has a research profile in the area of International Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics and must be an internationally recognized researcher in the domain of the chair. He/she should have excellent research skills, as evidenced by not only a PhD, but also publications in top-ranked international classified journals. He/she will play an active and stimulating role in the relevant research program in GSBE. He/she must have proven to be able to motivate and coach young researchers to perform high-profile research and experience in PhD thesis supervision is required. The candidate must be firmly related to international (research) networks in the domain of the chair.

The candidate must be able to play a leading role in the further development of the domain of the chair within SBE, including post-graduate programs. The candidate must be a recognized teacher who has developed as well as taught innovative courses within the International Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics domain. The candidate should have an interest in and affinity to the Problem Based Learning system used at SBE. In addition the candidate has been successful in attracting external funding for research.

The candidate must also have an open mind to new and non-orthodox developments in his field. The candidate must have a broad and critical view on the development of economic theories, both orthodox and non-orthodox.

An extensive summary of the further position requirements is attached here.


The department of Economics of SBE has built an excellent reputation for teaching and research in all domains in economics. The department is divided in two sections: AE1 (microeconomics and public finance) and AE2 (macroeconomics, international economics and labour economics and social policy). The research in the section AE2 is concentrated in three areas: labour economics/economics of education, globalization with a focus on technology and trade and international macroeconomics and monetary economics.

The group in labour economics and the economics of education has a strong cooperation with the research institute ROA. The research in globalization, technology and trade has strong ties with the research in UNU-MERIT and this collaboration has led to the development of a distinguished research profile with focus on the relation between globalization and innovation. The research in international macroeconomics and monetary economics covers various topics such as macroeconomic theory and policy, exchange rate behaviour and financial crises.

In her teaching and research, the department aims at being a “unity in diversity” and is thus open to innovative and non-orthodox (heterodox) views both in teaching and in research.

Conditions of employment

Initially, the position is at the VSNU CAO Hoogleraar 2-level. This implies a gross salary from € 5.103,00 to € 7.431,00 per month, depending upon experience. Further growth into a VSNU CAO Hoogleraar 1-level position is for later consideration and depends upon performance and responsibilities. This would imply a gross salary from a € 5.684,00 to € 8.971,00 per month, depending upon experience.

On top of the salary, there is an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end of year allowance.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website, employees, A-Z.

Contact email: t.vanveen@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Full information about the job is available here.


Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, 35 (1)

André Nassif, Carmem Feijó e Eliane Araújo: Overvaluation trend of the Brazilian currency in the 2000s: Empirical estimation

Carlos Aguiar de Medeiros e Maria Rita Vital Paganini Cintra: Impacto da ascensão chinesa sobre os países latino-americanos

Edmar Bacha e Rodolfo Hoffmann: Uma interpretação estatística do PIB, do PNAD e do salário mínimo

Alexandre Rands Barros: Historical origins of Brazilian relative backwardness

Nicolás Cherny: Institutions, credibility and crisis: the inconsistencies of Argentine exchange rate policy (1991-2006)

Ben Ross Schneider: The developmental state in Brazil: Comparative and historical perspectives

Ricardo de Menezes Barboza: Taxa de Juros e Mecanismos de Transmissão da Política Monetária no Brasil

Patrick J. W. Egan: Crawling up the value chain: domestic institutions and non-traditional foreign direct investment in Brazil, 1990-2010

Dariusz Eligiusz Staszczak: Global instability of currencies: reasons and perspectives according to the State-corporation hegemonic stability theory

Economics and Philosophy, 31 (1)

SYMPOSIUM on Individual And Social Deliberation







Pierre Courtois, Rabia Nessah, Tarik Tazdaït: HOW TO PLAY GAMES? NASH VERSUS BERGE BEHAVIOUR RULES



François Claveau: The World in the Model: How Economists Work and Think, Mary S. Morgan. Cambridge University Press, 2012, xvii + 421 pages.

Luigino Bruni: The Oxford Handbook of Happiness, edited by Susan A. David, Ilona Boniwell and Amanda Conley Ayers. Oxford University Press, 2014, xi + 1097 pages.

Kai Spiekermann: Explaining Norms, Geoffrey Brennan, Lina Eriksson, Robert E. Goodin and Nicholas Southwood. Oxford University Press, 2013, vii + 290 pages.

Antoinette Baujard: Beyond GDP: Measuring Welfare and Assessing Sustainability, Marc Fleurbaey and Didier Blanchet. Oxford University Press, 2013, xvi+306 pages.

Avram Hiller: Climate Matters: Ethics in a Warming World, John Broome. Norton, 2012, 224 pages.

Alexandru Marcoci: Quitting Certainties: A Bayesian Framework Modeling Degrees of Belief, Michael G. Titelbaum. Oxford University Press, 2013, xii + 345 pages.

Economy and Society, 44 (1)

Special feature: The government of life

Kaspar Villadsen & Ayo Wahlberg: The government of life: managing populations, health and scarcity

Mitchell Dean: The Malthus Effect: population and the liberal government of life

Andrew Lakoff: Real-time biopolitics: the actuary and the sentinel in global public health

Ayo Wahlberg & Nikolas Rose: The governmentalization of living: calculating global health

Original articles

Adam Leaver: Fuzzy knowledge: an historical exploration of moral hazard and its variability

Narges Erami & Arang Keshavarzian: When ties don't bind: smuggling effects, bazaars and regulatory regimes in postrevolutionary Iran

Chris Grocott: Compromising liberty: Friedrich Hayek's The road to serfdom in practice

Problemas del Desarrollo, 45 (180)


Alicia Girón: Free Trade Zones: A Path to Development?


Rolando Cordera: The “Great Transformation” of the Mexican Miracle. 20 Years After NAFTA: From Adoption to Adaptation

Clemente Ruiz: Productive Restructuring and Integration: NAFTA, 20 Years Later

Raúl Vázquez: Corporate Concentration and Structural Changes: Food, Beverages and Tobacco in Mexico

Sergio Cabrera: Mexican Reforms and NAFTA

Rosío Vargas: Energy Reform: 20 Years After NAFTA

Jair Andrade y Janaina Cabral: The Relationship Between Income Inequality and Economic Growth in Brazil: 1995-2012

Mine Aysen Doyran: Argentine Development after the Financial Crisis


Alma Chapoy: The Financial Crisis in Mexico and the World 1971-1997. Anthology O. Sarahí Ángeles Cornejo,
Josefina Morales (Editor)

Fernando Rello: Indian Economy since Independence. Persisting Colonial Disruption, Arun Kumar

Bernardo Ramírez: Technology Policy in Mexico: The Plastics Industry, Delia Margarita Vergara

Armando Negrete: The Globalization of Underdevelopment in the World of Labor, Genoveva Roldán (Coord.)

Franco Acebey: The Crisis of Civilization and Overcoming Capitalism, Raúl Ornelas (Coord.)

real-world economics review, 70 (1)

Leon Podkaminer: The euro area’s secular stagnation and what can be done about it

Gustavo Marqués: Six core assumptions for a new conceptual framework for economics

Thomas Palley: The Federal Reserve and shared prosperity

Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan: Still about oil?

Michael Kowalik: A monetary case for value-added negative tax

Mohammad Muaz Jalil: Did globalisation stimulate increased inequality?

Herman Daly: A population perspective on the steady state economy

José A. Tapia: Money and Say’s law: On the macroeconomic models of Kalecki, Keen and Marx

Patrick Spread: Asymmetric information, critical information and the information interface

Ali Kadri: Productivity decline in the Arab world

Claude Hillinger: From TREXIT to GREXIT? – Quo vadis hellas?

Books and Book Series

Capitalism and the World Economy: The Light and Shadow of Globalization

Edited by Toshiaki Hirai | 2015, Routledge

Globalization is a phenomenon which has attracted much attention in the past, but there are still many questions that remain unanswered.

This book categorizes globalization into three types: Financial Globalization, the collapse of the Cold War order and the ensuing convergence toward the capitalistic system; and the rise of the emerging nations. The globalization of capitalism has two implications. One is trust in the market economy system and support for a minimal state while another is an aspect of the Casino Capitalism as typically seen by the rampant emergence of hedge funds.

This book explores both the light and shadows cast by globalization, endeavoring to identify both positive and problematic effects of the globalization process on the world economy. For this purpose we would first examine the nature and the feature of the world capitalism in relation to globalization. Then we would discuss and investigate the path along which important nations - first the developed nations (the USA, EU and Japan), followed by the emerging nations (BRICs) - have proceeded under the influence of globalization. Focusing on this phenomenon from diverse points of view, which is to be taken by the first-rank contributors in their fields, will be extraordinarily fruitful for understanding not only the world capitalism.

This collection, from a selection of leading international contributors, will not only shed light on world capitalism as it is now, but will also offer pointers as to its future directions.

Link to the book is available here.

Class War Conservatism: And Other Essays

By Ralph Miliband | 2015, VersoBooks

Introduction by Tariq Ali

When, in 2013, the Daily Mail labeled Ralph Miliband “The Man Who Hated Britain,” a diverse host rallied to his defense. Those who had worked with him – from both left and right – praised his work and character. He was lauded as “one of the best-known academic Marxists of his generation” and a leading figure of the New Left.

Class War Conservatism collects together his most significant political essays and shows the scope and brilliance of his thinking. Ranging from the critical anatomy of capitalism to a clear-eyed analysis of the future of socialism in Britain, this selection shows Miliband as an independent and prescient thinker of great insight. Throughout, his writing is a passionate and forcefully argued demand for social justice and a better future.

Link to the book is available here.

Critical Perspectives on the Crisis of Global Governance: Reimagining the Future

Edited by Stephen Gill | 2015, Palgrave Macmillan

This volume provides forward-looking, critical perspectives on the crisis of global governance. Featuring new, original and imaginative reflections, world leaders in law, sociology, politics, economics and international studies, interrogate global governance as it is and as it ought to be. It asks: What are the principal forces, structures, movements and ideas shaping global governance under conditions of global crisis? And what are the likely prospects for transformations in the theory and practice of global governance? The contributors highlight alternative imaginaries and social forces harnessing new organizational and political forms to counter and displace dominant strategies of rule. In so doing, they suggest that to meaningfully address intensifying economic, ecological and ethical crises of the early 21st century in ways more consistent with greater social justice, democracy and the integrity of the biosphere will require far more effective, legitimate and far-sighted forms of global governance.

Link to the book is available here.

Europe in Crisis: Problems, Challenges, and Alternative Perspectives

Edited by Aristidis Bitzenis, Nikolaos Karagiannis, John Marangos | 2015, Palgrave Macmillan

As the shock of the 2008 European financial crisis begins to subside, it is time for scholars to step back and analyze the crisis's causes and effects from a multidisciplinary vantage point. Europe in Crisis examines the current state of the European economy, society, and polity, both on the theoretical and political levels, by placing special emphasis on its current crisis. With important contributions from heterodox economists and radical social and political scientists, this innovative new edited collection seeks to evaluate past efforts and policies (mainly since World War II), criticize the failed neoclassical/neoliberal perspectives, and offer alternative strategies and policies to Europe's socioeconomic impasse and misery.

Link to the book is available here.

Evolution of the Property Relation: Understanding Paradigms, Debates, and Prospects

By Ann E. Davis | 2015, Palgrave MacMillan

By examining the concurrent emergence of the market, the nation state, and the notion of individual private property, The Evolution of the Property Relation provides insights into the related institutional structures and processes of change based on the "property concept." Such an approach constitutes a comprehensive consideration of property as paradigm, to better understand its institutional manifestations and scientific practices, and to inform any consideration of alternatives.

Davis addresses the problem of a static formalist orthodoxy in economics, which is ill-equipped to meet the challenges of institutional change, social unrest, and economic stagnation. This book defines an approach to economics which is centered on the concept of property and explores the historical evolution of the relationship of the individual, private property, and the state, and the distinctive changes wrought by the emergence of the market.

Link to the book is available here.

Full Employment Revisited: Essays on the Economy, People and Fairness

Edited by Tanweer Ali and Diamond Ashiagbor | 2015, Work Forum

This collection of essays, including contributions from the most distinguished experts in their fields, seeks to present the case for full employment from different perspectives. We have not sought to promote any specific policy but to introduce new ideas and to give a flavour of what might be possible.

“This is a really important book – identifying full, good quality, fairly remunerated employment as the essential goal of economic and social policy, replacing the present idolatry of eternal but unsustainable “growth”, and the perverse but highly ideological focus on austerity and balanced government budgets. Instead of kow-towing to the interests of finance capital, we need to invest in work-creating “green friendly infra¬structure” to make the UK fit for the future; this book helps point the way.”– Ann Pettifor, economist and author of Just Money

The collection includes contributions by: Terry Barker, David Bell, Danny Blanchflower, Sheila Dow, Richard Exell, John Grieve Smith, Geoffrey Harcourt, Philip Harvey, Susan Himmelweit, Hilary Land, Constantine Passaris, Christopher Schwartz, Dennis Tamesberger, Martin Taulbut and Pavlina Tcherneva.

Link to the book is available here. Click here for a snapshot of the full table of contents.

Handbook of Income Distribution, Volume 2

Edited by Anthony B. Atkinson and François Bourguignon | 2014, Elsevier

What new theories, evidence, explanations, and policies have shaped our studies of income distribution in the 21st century? Editors Tony Atkinson and Francois Bourguignon assemble the expertise of leading authorities in this survey of substantive issues. In two volumes they address subjects that were not covered in Volume 1 (2000), such as education, health and experimental economics; and subjects that were covered but where there have been substantial new developments, such as the historical study of income inequality and globalization. Some chapters discuss future growth areas, such as inheritance, the links between inequality and macro-economics and finance, and the distributional implications of climate change. They also update empirical advances and major changes in the policy environment.

* The volumes define and organize key areas of income distribution studies*

Contributors focus on identifying newly developing questions and opportunities for future research* The authoritative articles emphasize the ways that income mobility and inequality studies have recently gained greater political significance

Part I: Concepts and approaches

  1. Income distribution in the history of economic thought. Agnar Sandmo
  2. Inequality, income and well-being. Marc Fleurbaey, Erik Schokkaert and Koen Decancq
  3. Multi-dimensional inequality and poverty. Andrea Brandolini and Rolf Aaberge
  4. Equality of opportunity. John E. Roemer and Alain Trannoy
  5. Polarization. Jean-Yves Duclos
  6. Statistical methods for distributional analysis. Frank Cowell and Emmanuel Flachaire

Part II Evidence

  1. Long-run trends in the distribution of income and wealth. Daniel Waldenstrom and Jesper Roine
  2. Post-1970 trends in within-country inequality and poverty. Timothy Michael Smeeding, Jeffrey Thompson and Salvatore Morelli
  3. Post-1970 trends in inequality and poverty in developing and emerging countries. Facundo Alvaredo and Leonardo Gasparini
  4. Income mobility. Markus Jantti and Stephen Jenkins
  5. The Global distribution of income. Sudhir Anand and Paul Segal
  6. Gender inequality. Dominique Meurs and Sophie Ponthieux
  7. Experimental and survey evidence about attitudes to inequality. Andrew Clark and Conchita d'Ambrosio

Part III Explanations

Part IV: Policies

Link to the Handbook of Income Distribution is available here.

Part 1 and 2 are available here. Parts 3 and 4 are available here.

Implementing a US Carbon Tax: Challenges and Debates

Edited by Ian Parry, Adele Morris, Roberton C. Williams III | 2015, Routledge

Although the future extent and effects of global climate change remain uncertain, the expected damages are not zero, and risks of serious environmental and macroeconomic consequences rise with increasing atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. Despite the uncertainties, reducing emissions now makes sense, and a carbon tax is the simplest, most effective, and least costly way to do this. At the same time, a carbon tax would provide substantial new revenues which may be badly needed, given historically high debt-to-GDP levels, pressures on social security and medical budgets, and calls to reform taxes on personal and corporate income.

This book is about the practicalities of introducing a carbon tax, set against the broader fiscal context. It consists of thirteen chapters, written by leading experts, covering the full range of issues policymakers would need to understand, such as the revenue potential of a carbon tax, how the tax can be administered, the advantages of carbon taxes over other mitigation instruments and the environmental and macroeconomic impacts of the tax.

A carbon tax can work in the United States. This volume shows how, by laying out sound design principles, opportunities for broader policy reforms, and feasible solutions to specific implementation challenges.

Link to the book is available here.

Politics and Letters: Interviews with New Left Review

By Raymond Williams | 2015, VersoBooks

Raymond Williams made a central contribution to the intellectual culture of the Left in the English-speaking world. He was also one of the key figures in the foundation of cultural studies in Britain, which turned critical skills honed on textual analysis to the examination of structures and forms of resistance apparent in everyday life. Politics and Letters is a volume of interviews with Williams, conducted by New Left Review, designed to bring into clear focus the major theoretical and political issues posed by his work. Introduced by writer Geoff Dyer, Politics and Letters ranges across Williams’s biographical development, the evolution of his cultural theory and literary criticism, his work on dramatic forms and his fiction, and an exploration of British and international politics.

Link to the book is available here.

The Uses and Abuses of Economics: Contentious Essays on History and Method

By Terence Hutchison | 1994, Routledge (New Edition)

Terence Hutchison has made a unique contribution to debates in the history of economic thought and in economic methodology. The material collected here - much of which is appearing for the first time - includes some of the most significant and provocative parts of this contribution. Working from the principle that an idea that offends no one is not worth entertaining, the essays selected here offer a major reinterpretation of what has been called `the Smithian Revolution', and especially of Ricardo, plus a re-assessment of subjectivism and the methodology of the Austrian school.

Link to the book is available here.

Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants

Full PhD Bursary to study "Urban Crises and Austerity Governance" at De Montfort University

The deadline for applications has been extended to Monday 30th March from Thursday 4th March. Interviews will now be held towards the end of April.

The Department of Politics and Public Policy at De Montfort University is delighted to announce a full PhD studentship, which will be offered to an outstanding student investigating urban crisis, austerity governance and resistance. The scholarship is available for three years full-time study starting October 2015 and provides a bursary of £14,057 pa in addition to covering University tuition fees.

The successful candidates will work with internationally renowned researchers in critical governance and public policy. The studentship is an outstanding opportunity for an ambitious and talented graduate to contribute to our exciting research on crisis and austerity governance and join a thriving group of doctoral students. Please pass details to all potentially interested students. For a more detailed description of the scholarship and the subject area at DMU go here (pdf).

If you wish to discuss the bursary, contact Professor Jonathan Davies at jsdavies@dmu.ac.uk.

We invite applications from UK or EU students with a strong Master’s degree and a good first degree (First, 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant subject. For an application pack, please contact Morgan Erdlenbruch via email at Morgan.Erdlenbruch@dmu.ac.uk. Completed applications, together with a 1,500 word research proposal, should be returned with two supporting references.

Please quote ref: DMU Research Scholarships 2015: BAL FB2. The CLOSING DATE for this award has been extended to Monday 30th March 2015.

Interdisciplinary Summer school for young researchers: "A crash course in methods for corporate research and elite mapping" in Leuven, Belgium

The KU Leuven ‘Real Estate/Financial Complex’ research group invites to the ‘Young Researchers' Careers’ sponsored international summer school on corporate research methods and elite mapping.

The summer school will take place at KU Leuven from Monday June 1 to Saturday June 6.

It provides in depth methodology training for young researchers in the field of economic geography, critical real estate studies and political economy. The aim of the summer school is to provide an overview of existing investigative techniques into corporations, corporate structures and personal inter-linkages of economic and political elites. The school will combine three different sets of activities:


The school is open to (usually post-fieldwork), PhD and postdoctoral researchers in the fields of economic geography/political economy/urban studies

The summer school consists of three blocs:

Featured speakers are:


If you are interested in participating in the summer school, please submit your application by April 15 via email to Rodrigo Fernandez (rodrigo.fernandez@ees.kuleuven.be). You will receive a notification of acceptance by May 1.

The application should include a motivation letter, a short CV, and an abstract of not more than 600 words describing your PhD project. The exclusive language of the school will be English. The number of participants is limited to 15 PhD students.

The fee for the Summer School is 50 EUR (this includes coffee and lunch). Costs of travel, accommodation and dinners are to be paid by the participants.

Master Program in "Technology Governance" at the Tallinn University of Technology

The two-year Masters program in Technology Governance is a technology-focused special graduate degree in Innovation Policy, Industrial Policy and Development Economics. Theoretically, it presents a realistic alternative to mainstream ("Standard Textbook") Economics. It is taught entirely in English – partially in modules (intensive 2-3 week-long classes) and partially by overarching courses and workshops; also, there are many excursions and practical visits. The program culminates in a thesis that is to be completed by the end of the 2nd academic year.

Because of its specific focus and trans-disciplinary approach, the MA is equally interesting as a first graduate degree right after undergraduate education, as an additional graduate degree after a less trans-disciplinary one, and as an early- or mid-career professional degree for those working in technology government fields, such as ministries, development and promotion authorities, and private companies and NGOs dealing with the subject matter.

Eight good reasons to apply to the Technology Governance program:

  1. studying in one of the most successful new EU member countries with one of the most developed ICT infrastructures worldwide – home of Skype and eVoting
  2. studying in one of the top "funky towns" of the world, a UNESCO world heritage site with beaches and skiing tracks alike
  3. studying at one of the leading technical universities in the region
  4. a specialized, recognized MA degree within two academic years (course-work for 1 year)
  5. very low costs compared to similar degree programs
  6. lectures by top international scholars and thinkers and award-winning lecturers in the field – Carlota Perez, Erik S. Reinert, and Jan Kregel among them
  7. possibility to study a semester at partner universities all over Europe
  8. tuition waiver possibilities for international students: deadline for application to the program is 15th of April for non-EU applicants and 1st of May for EU and countries' applicants who do not need visa to enter Estonia (see more here).

Do you have a Bachelor's degree and a good command of the English language? Do you also have adequate basic knowledge in economics, history, and technology? Then Technology Governance might be a perfect opportunity for you to immerse yourself in this special field of interest.

For further information, visit the university website.

PEP Master’s at the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” in Moscow, Russia

National Research University “Higher School of Economics” (HSE) has launched its new MS programme: “Politics – Economics – Philosophy”, from 2015 offered in English. This programme is a response to the challenges of contemporary world in which divided disciplinary knowledge is unfit to face its most disturbing problems. The programme is a joint venture of leading Russian and international academics and experts gathered from four departments of the HSE – its Faculties of Social and Economic Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of World Economy & International Relations, as well as from influential Russian think tanks.

The PEP programme provides an opportunity for a cohort of bright, ambitious and motivated students to master two basic areas – economics and political science, as well as to broaden their philosophical outlook, develop critical thinking and social communication skills, and enhance their social and academic capital. It prepares the students for leading positions in politics, consultancy, NGOs, for jobs requiring a high degree of analytical competence and interdisciplinary outlook. The program is intended to give new opportunities for young people motivated to absorb new ideas, tools and techniques developed in the social sciences. Core courses include “Intellectual history”, “Contemporary economics” and “Contemporary political theory”, “Theory and methodology of social sciences”, “Political philosophy”, “Data analysis in social sciences”. Special courses on contemporary Russia will help to understand its political and economic problems.

PEP programme in Moscow closely cooperates with its partner PPE programme in Witten/Herdecke University (Germany) headed by prof. Joachim Zweynert, as well as with other colleagues, such as philosopher prof. Uskali Mäki (Universities of Helsinki), political scientist prof. Boris Kapustin (Yale University), economic historian prof. Stefan Hedlund (University of Uppsala).

Full details of the program find here.

For additional questions, please, contact prof. Oleg Ananyin: ananyin@hse.ru

How to apply, see the HSE international admissions website.

PhD scholarships at Kingston University

Kingston University has opened 35 PhD scholarships (for UK/EU students) across all disciplines. The Political Economy Research Group at Kingston’s Economics department encourages submissions in the areas of financialisation, financial fragility, distribution, economic growth and development as well as other topics in Political Economy, in particular in post-Keynesian and Marxian economics.

The studentship covers the Home/EU fee only (which is £3,996 for the academic year 2015/16), plus a maintenance stipend at £16,057, for three years only. International candidates selected for interview would need to demonstrate that they can fund the difference in fees for each year of registration, which is currently £9,004 for academic year 2015/16. Please note that tuition fees are liable for increase for each year of study.

For more information and how to apply, go to this website.

Completed applications must be received by midday GMT 20 March 2015. Applicants invited for interview will be informed as soon as possible after the closing date.

Shortlisted applications will be interviewed 20-24 April 2015 (Skype interviews can be offered to applicants not based in the UK).

PhD application guidelines for Economics are available here.

For more information on PERG, its research and members go to this website.

School of Arts and Social Sciences offers Doctoral Scholarships

The School of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce that it is offering six PhD studentships comprising tuition fees and maintenance grant of £16,000 pa for 3 years, starting in October 2015. The School is home to a vibrant research community and we provide a research programme to support the development of our students' future careers.

Our recent REF 2014 results confirm the world class quality of research taking place across the School of Arts and Social Sciences and recognises the impact it has on business, the professions and policymakers.

Studentships will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and the potential to produce cutting-edge research in the following departments:


To be considered for one of the scholarships you must submit a full online application to the relevant PhD Programme by Tuesday 31st March 2015, stating on the form that you wish to be considered for a funded doctoral studentship.

Please note that in addition to the entry requirements outlined on the individual course pages, applicants whose first language is not English should have an overall IELTS score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 for each subtest.

I am a member of staff in the Economics Department within the School, and I can offer doctoral supervision in the history and philosophy of economics. The deadline is Tuesday 24 March. The competition will be severe, so only an excellent application is likely to be successful. It will be essential for a candidate to have the support of a potential supervisor before submitting their application, and to be able to say why they want to work with that supervisor. So would-be applicants should contact me at an early stage to refine their proposal. I should be most grateful if you could bring this opportunity to the attention of possible applicants.

Andy Denis
Department of Economics
City University London
email: a.m.p.denis@city.ac.uk


Economic Sociology, 16 (2)

Link to the current issue is available here.

Global Development And Environment Institute

Timothy A. Wise: The War on Genetically-Modified-Food Critics: Et tu, National Geographic?

Timothy A. Wise and Emily Cole: Mandating Food Insecurity: The Global Impacts of Rising Biofuel Mandates and Targets

Global Economic Governance Initiative

Kevin Gallagher pens a piece in the American Prospect: Saving Obama from a Bad Trade Deal

GEGI and the Inter-American Dialogue present the 2014 update of the China-Latin America Finance Database

China-Latin America Round-Up:News

In-depth Analysis

World Economics Association Newsletter, 5 (1)

Calls for Support

FAPE international campaign: "Pluralism Now!"

The French Association of Political Economy (FAPE) is now launching an international campaign called "Pluralism Now!". Please sign the petition.

There is some contextual and background information, as well the petition on this page.

Your help to promote this petition and disseminate informations about it would be much appreciated.

All the best,

Bruno Tinel

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

For Your Information

Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE): Calls for Nominations: Board Elections, Veblen-Commons Award, James H. Street Scholar 2016

2016 Board Elections

The Nominating Committee welcomes your nominations for President-Elect and two members of the Board of Directors. Nominations should include a letter outlining the nominee’s qualifications, willingness to serve and any other useful or relevant supporting documents such as a vita or additional letters of support. All nominations should be sent to the Chair of the Nominating Committee by May 1, 2015.* The announcement of final nominees will be made to the general membership after approval by the Board of Directors. Elections will then be conducted under the direction of the Secretary of AFEE.

Dell Champlin, Committee Chair (email: dpchamplin@hotmail.com)

2016 Veblen-Commons Award

Nominations for the Veblen-Commons Award should be sent to the Chair of the Veblen Commons Committee by May 1, 2015.* Nominations should include a statement of qualifications along with any useful or relevant supporting documents such as letters of support or a vita. The Chair of the Veblen-Commons Committee will submit the committee’s recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval through the President and Secretary of the Association.

Anne Mayhew, Committee Chair (email: amayhew@utk.edu)

2016 James H. Street Latin American Scholarship

The Association for Evolutionary Economics invites persons residing in Latin America and working within the tradition of original institutional economics to apply for the 2016 James H. Street Latin American Scholarship. The James H. Street scholar will have the opportunity to present his or her work at the Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, January 3-5, 2016. The scholarship will include round trip transportation and hotel. The James H. Street scholar will also have the opportunity to have his or her work published in the Association’s journal, Journal of Economic Issues. Specific presentation and publication guidelines will be provided to the winner of the scholarship. A complete application will include a letter of interest, the applicant’s current curriculum vita, and a 200 word abstract of his or her paper. The final paper should be about 5,000 words in length and must be written and presented in English. Applications are due by May 1, 2015.*

To learn more about James H. Street (1915-1988) and his work please see the following papers. Street, James H. “The Institutionalist Theory of Economic Development.” Journal of Economic Issues v22 n4 (December 1987): 1243-47.

James, Dilmus D. “In Memoriam: James H. Street, 1915-1988.” Journal of Economic Issues v23 n1 (March 1989): 1-6.

The Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) is an international organization of economists and other social scientists devoted to analysis of economics as evolving, socially constructed, and politically governed systems. The intellectual heritage of AFEE is that of the Original Institutional Economics (OIE) created and developed by early twentieth-century economists such as Thorstein Veblen, John R. Commons, and Wesley Mitchell. Over recent decades, this legacy has evolved to address such contemporary issues as:

Please send application materials for the Street Scholarship to: Richard V. Adkisson (email: radkisso@nmsu.edu)

The full AFEE call for nominations including all members of the nominating commitee is available here (pdf).