Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Issue 185 September 14, 2015 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

Now and then, it is quite interesting to look into other disciplines and ask whether the theoretical and empirical contributions advanced in these fields could provide some additional support for heterodox economic perspectives. One such field is possibly Economic Geography, which regularly makes use of heterodox economics as is evidenced by their citation behavior. Another, possibly more surprising field, is management studies, which regularly produces research of great interest to economists of a critical persuasion. In occasional discussions on this issue I always provide three critical examples, which are surely noteworthy: First, I would refer to an early stream of research on the "performativity of economics" within management studies, which focuses on the dysfunctional effects emerging from restructuring organizations in accordance with rational choice- and transaction cost-theory (here is an exemplary review paper on this issue). Second,I always like to point out that accounting scholars often have a quite appropriate view of macroeconomic relationships, especially as it regards the role of "capital" and the financial sector, and, hence, view macroeconomics as "accounting for society" (see e.g. here or here).

Finally, there has been some creative work on the question of paradigmatic development in management studies. This funny paper on paradigmatic development, for instance, rests on a simulation model based on a rough interpretation of Kuhn's famous Structure of Scientific Revolution. This paper's main finding, by the way, is that the intrinsic quality of a paradigm's core ideas is relatively negligible for explaining its success (does this ring a bell with you?), but rather the most decisive variable related to the question whether a dominant paradigm will sustain its position is the number of competitors: the more of them, the easier it is for a dominant paradigm to sustain it's position (since this is a battle of group-think, heterogeneity is a stark disadvantage;-).

Having told you that, I just wanted to close by saying that this is a really interesting issue of the Newsletter, which features a series of most promising conference invitations, job postings and brand-new issues of heterodox economic journals. So you should inspect this one closely!

All the Best,


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Call for Papers

Interdisciplinary Conference "Housed by Choice, Housed by Force – Homes, Conflict and Conflicting Interests" (Nicosia, 2016)

21–22 January, 2016 | University of Cyprus, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus

Social & political ramifications of housing

The need to be housed is basic and yet, the forces that produce it in any city of the world multiple, contradictory and often conflictive.

Whilst inherently complicated in any context, housing delivery is even more difficult in sites of inherent social, cultural, political and economic sensitivity such as the one that hosts this event, Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus.

Taking as its starting point the social, political, cultural and economic complexity of its host city – the world’s last remaining divided capital - this conference seeks to understand the range of conflicting interests and factors that shape the housing of our towns and cities in both normal and extreme scenarios.

It is interested in cases from around the world, from politically charged environments of military conflict zones to the socially conflictive contexts of developer led gentrification. It welcomes resident perspectives and planner led solutions, sociological analysis and ideas for inclusionary design.

It seeks to better understand how we safeguard the right to choose appropriate housing for all our citizens; how we ensure residents have a voice in design and development; how we guarantee adequate housing is always an option; and how we overcome conflicts and conflicting interests to do this.

The conference welcomes case studies; design proposals, research projects, investigative papers and theoretical considerations presented in various formats:


Delegates are given the option to present their work at conference either with or without an accompanying full written paper.

3,000 word papers will be published online and later in an e-book.

Subject to review, selected authors will be invited to develop longer versions of their papers for Special Issues of the Architecture_MPS journal and additional printed books of essays.

Participants in the conference are also invited to engage in a design project book series that will include student proposals and the documentation of built works.

All abstracts and papers are fully double blind peer reviewed.


Forms and Registration:

Abstract Deadline: 1st October, 2015

Further details are available here.

"Economics and Power: An Historical Perspective" 14th Conference of the Italian Association for the History of Economic Thought (Lecce, 2016)

28-30 April, 2016 | Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy

"Economics and Power: An Historical Perspective"

Power may be defined as the capacity to induce others to carry out actions desired by those who hold it, actions the others would not carry out spontaneously of their own free will. It has been studied from the earliest times, yet has not received a univocal evaluation in economic theory. It can be met with, for example, in theories of monopoly, of oligopoly and trade, right from their origins, defined as market or strategic power: in these cases the counterpart is free to choose whether to carry out the economic action, and sees the field of his possible choices limited, or modified in favour of those who hold power. Power relationships certainly enter into an analysis of labour markets, at least from the time of Adam Smith and, later on, in all the theoretical contexts in which it is assumed that wage bargaining is carried out in conditions where firms can determine wages and, as a consequence, the distribution of income. The power of intervention in the economy, too, has always been a question intensely debated by economists throughout history (from mercantilism to the present day), leading to the definition – via the economic policies put forward from time to time – of various typologies of relations between the economy and the state. More recently, economists have dealt with the subject of power in the theory of incomplete contracts, as well as in economic analyses of political organisations.

Aispe invites historians of economic thought, economic historians, economists and interested scholars to present proposals for papers and/or sessions along the lines listed below, or on others relevant to the subject of the conference:

  1. Power and markets in an historical perspective: strategic, bargaining and monopoly power, in the labour market, in the financial markets
  2. Economic power and Governments in the history of economic ideas: economic policies, Public Choice, Law and Economics
  3. Power and the theory of the firm in economic thought
  4. The concept of power in the various schools of thought: Physiocracy, Mercantilism, Classical political economy, Marxism, Historicism, the Austrian school, Marginalism, Institutionalism, Corporatism, Keynesian and post-Keynesian economics, others
  5. The history of the relationship between economists and power
  6. The power of ideas and of economic paradigms

Other sessions

As usual in the AISPE tradition, proposals of papers and sessions on various topics in the history of economic thought are welcome.

Official languages: Italian, English

Key Dates

The Scientific Committee

Organizing Committee c/o Università del Salento:

Guglielmo Forges Davanzati, Vitantonio Gioia, Manuela Mosca


An abstract of max 500 words for a paper and max 1000 words for a session should be submitted to aispe2016@unisalento.it no later than 15 February 2016.

Further information concerning the conference is available here.

"Financialisation and crisis in the European Union" - Special Section of the Journal of World Economy

Special Section of Revista de Economia Mundial (REM)/Journal of World Economy

Topic: “Financialisation and crisis in the European Union

Guest Editors

Structure of the Special Section and contact

Revista de Economia Mundial (REM)/Journal of World Economy is an academic Spanish journal edited by the Sociedad de Economia Mundial/World Economy Society indexed, among others, in the SSCI (2014 IF: 0.237; 300/333 –Economics–).

This Special Section will include up to 5-6 papers on the nexus between financialisation and the EU crisis.

Authors are strongly encouraged to read carefully the background and rationale included on this Call for Papers before considering submitting. For further information for this Special Section, please contact the Guest Editors: Jan Toporowski (jt29@soas.ac.uk), Laura Horn (lhorn@ruc.dk), or Jorge Garcia-Arias (jrgara@unileon.es). For queries about REM or the submission process (see below) please contact Teresa Aceytuno, Managing Editor of REM, (maria.aceytuno@dege.uhu.es)

Background and rationale of the Special Section

The process(es) of financialisation have been identified as a crucial transformation in recent decades in the global capitalist system, a shift from a Fordist model to one in which the accumulation of profits through financial channels predominates over that obtained by the production of goods and services. The impacts of financialisation have been identified in virtually all areas of economic, political and social life, both in microeconomic activity (levels of households debt, privatization of the Welfare State and other public goods and services, changes in identity, daily life and patterns of individual political, social and cultural activities, ...), as well as from a more macro perspective (changes in financial markets, transnational corporations and international financial institutions, in the design of economic policy, in crucial aspects of international development, and so on).

The current economic crisis –the most severe faced by the developed economies in decades– has specific features for the whole of the EU, and particularly within the Eurozone. What started as a crisis of a financial nature has resulted in a deep economic, political and social crisis, not only due to the usual evolution of any financial cycle, but also because of the political and institutional design of the EU and the Eurozone, and the unusually strong link that has been forged between rebalancing public finances and the fetishism of austerity and low inflation.

Thus financialisation seems not only to be a context for the origin, evolution and possible outcomes of the EU crisis. There are also grounds for suspecting that financialisation has adopted specific forms in the EU, making the EU crisis a test bed for exploring its foreseeable future dynamics. In this Special Section of the REM we will analyse some of the links between financialisation and the crisis in the European Union.

More specifically, the Guest Editors welcome papers engaging with the following topics, as well as other topics providing particular insights into EU financialisation and its global significance:

Although financialisation has developed in variegated ways in individual EU countries, and affected them in different ways, our objective is to overcome what has been called academic “methodological nationalism” (that is, considering countries as self-contained units of analysis); hence we are not in principle interested in receiving analyses of the process focusing on a single country, but rather studies focusing on broader areas such as the whole EU or Eurozone (highlighting, of course, its intrinsic elements of heterogeneity), or groups of countries considered as a whole (e.g. the European periphery, the Scandinavian economies, Central European countries, etc.), or on a comparative basis (i.e. the UK vs. Germany; Spain, Italy and Portugal, ...). We also seek papers in a broad spectrum of (International or European) Political Economy that do not overly limit their analysis to particular aspects of the relationship between financialisation and the EU crisis, or that focus on very specific areas (water, energy, housing, …), except when the authors are able to show a more general significance of their analysis.

We are interested in receiving original, not under evaluation elsewhere, and well-argued articles founded on a critical appreciation that may be multidisciplinary in their approaches to the phenomenon of financialisation and its impact on the EU crisis, as well as in the backgrounds of their authors. Articles from political economists but also sociologists and political scientists linked to critical areas of European Political Economy or Critical International Political Economy, are especially welcome.


Papers must bewritten in English. The received full papers would be subject to previous editorial scrutiny and pre-selection, and to strict peer-review process before acceptance. Articles should be no more than 7,000 words in length, including all references, notes and tables. Articles must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 200 words and up to five keywords. Submissions should be directed through the Revista de Economia Mundial (REM)/Journalof World Economy on-line submission system: http://www.sem-wes.org/en/node/84

Further guidelines for submissions are available here.

If you have technical queries about the process, please contact Teresa Aceytuno, Managing Editor of REM, at maria.aceytuno@dege.uhu.es


Deadline for the submission of full papers: 11th January, 2016.

"Large-scale Crises: 1929 vs 2008" Conference (Ancona, 2015)

15-17 December, 2015 | Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy

The Department of Economic and Social Sciences (DISES) of the Marche Polytechnic University is organizing a 3 days conference with a focus on the comparison of the causes and the consequences of the Great Crisis of 1929 and the 2008 Great Recession, and on what we can learn from it in order to overcome crises.

The aim of the conference is to examine in depth both the 1929 and the current crises from different analytical and empirical perspectives, although contributions may extend to the late 19th century Depression or other relevant recession in the industrial age.

Scientific Committee:

Possible subjects include:

Submission Requirements:


Website and contacts

More information is available at the conference website.

16th International Conference of the Charles Gide Association for the Study of Economic Thought (Strasbourg, 2016)

14–16 April, 2016 | Strasbourg, France

The 16th international conference of the Charles Gide Association for the Study of Economic Thought will take place at the University of Strasbourg. This conference is organised by the laboratory Bureau d’Economie Théorique et Appliquée (BETA).

This international conference will propose sessions on the theme “expectations, conjectures and coordination”, although any other proposal in the fields of the history of economic thought and philosophy of economics is also welcome.

Conference Theme: Expectations, conjectures and coordination

Contemporary economic analysis was born with the study of strategic interactions between individuals. At the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries, Boisguilbert placed the issue of the available information and of expectations at the core of his explanation of economic fluctuations. For Boisguilbert, expectations of future prices formed by agents on agricultural markets can prove either stabilising or destabilising, depending on whether the economy is in a situation of free trade or prohibition.

Later, Smith warned us about market exchange: “it is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest”. Here, the issue is about an interpersonal relationship: a consumer who would count on the acquisition of a good thanks to the benevolence of a producer is most likely to see his conjecture invalidated. Satisfying one’s needs through market exchange thus requires accurate forecasting of the behaviour of other agents, which is to forecast their own conjectures.

Nearly a century later, but from a quite similar perspective, Cournot’s law of demand raised the issue of price expectations in the functioning of markets. He established an empirical relation between the price of a good and its demand function: “a commodity is usually more demanded when it is less expensive”. Cournot even went further: not only does each seller anticipate the reactions on the side of the buyers, but he also needs to conjecture about actions on the side of the other sellers. With Cournot, information and expectations henceforth became at the centre of individual decisions. What ensues from this is a conception of market equilibrium as the result of interactions between strategic behaviours established by each other.

With Keynes’s parable of the beauty contest, the coordination mechanism not only applies to the results of other agents’ behaviour, but calls into question the very foundation of these results: how does an individual anticipate that the other individuals will form their own expectations?
Last, with the rational expectations approach launched by Lucas, the issue of strategic interactions has been extended to the coordination between public authorities and private agents

With this theme, we propose to raise the issue of conjectures and expectations along complementary lines of research. A first line of inquiry, for example, would question the way economists suppose economic agents shape their forecasts. On which basis of knowledge? And which kind of behaviour on the part of the other individuals do they conjecture? A second line of research could investigate how the question of market equilibrium has been addressed in different times and places. How have these expectations led to a specific market result? And how do individuals coordinate themselves in favour of any particular equilibrium? A third line of inquiry, which directly ensues from the previous ones, would address the issue of state intervention. How is the state able to influence the market equilibrium resulting from the interactions between individual decisions in transforming the way these forecasts are elaborated and coordinated?

Submissions of papers or proposals for sessions

Proposals for papers will take the form of an abstract of about 500 words, submitted through the website: charlesgide2016.sciencesconf.org

Proposal for sessions are also welcome, whether they are directly connected with the theme of the conference or not. Contributions will either take place in French or in English; parallel sessions will be organised accordingly.


Keynote speakers

Organisation committee

Scientific committee

3rd European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS): Living the "new normal": Post-crisis politics of money, debt and time (Tübingen, 2016)

6-8 April, 2016 | Tübingen, Germany

Workshop conveners: Joscha Wullweber, Benjamin Wilhelm, Nina Boy & Timo Walter

More than five years after the global financial crisis, the European Union finds itself in the conundrum of a 'post-crisis' state that is defined by ongoing crisis dynamics. This is evident, among other things, in the changing perception of sovereign risk, the clash between the power of finance and democratic legitimacy, growing social tensions due to economic inequality as well as the sluggish pace of progress toward economic recovery. While some of these processes are unfolding centre stage (possible exits from the EU are prominent examples) others tend to remain hidden from view within the framework of recent fiscal and institutional reformation of the EU. By virtue of measures undertaken in response to the crisis, including the new banking supervisory role assigned to the European Central Bank, enhanced capital requirements, and the supranational coordination of public finances, a new kind of public sphere is being created outside the purview of normal public debate. Rather than restoring pre-crisis normality, these measures are themselves bringing about a new normality with profound social, political and economic implications. The objective of this workshop is to shed light on the reality that is becoming the new normal both in the European Union and beyond by examining the politics of three central aspects: money, debt and time.

The politics of money concerns the new role of the common currency in the eurozone and the euro as an impaired symbol for the imaginary of a unified Europe. Current policy directions in this respect imply a new social, political and cultural context in an era of ‘unconventional’ monetary policy, excess liquidity and lopsided distribution. The nature of debt, and, in particular, the nature of sovereign debt, is undergoing a profound shift. Debt is no longer regarded as ‘safe’ and has come to require increasing levels of collateral and far reaching guarantees. This new condition of debt creates and enforces disciplinary mechanisms in order to align policies and scenarios across societal and political borders. Both money and debt crucially involve the notion of time. The moment when debt turns into the obligation to pay is politically highly contested and implies a particular formatting of possible futures in the present. The notion of time arranges the difference between a good loan as (future) profit and debt as a sovereign burden via the settling of political hierarchies.

The workshop will explore the interrelation of money, debt and time in the new normal by considering the following questions: How do these aspects specifically produce or foreclose future opportunities? How do they transcend disciplinary perspectives? And how do they intervene in the discourses of everyday life? Accordingly, contributions will address one or more of the following topics:

Deadline for Submission is the 2nd of October 2015.

An abstract of about 250 words can be uploaded after registration via following this link.

If you have any further questions concerning this workshop please write to

Information regarding EWIS conference can be found here.

AIRLEEP Sessions at 2016 Conference of the Eastern Economics Association

25-28 February, 2016 | Washington D.C., US

Call for Papers

The Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions (airleap.org) will be holding sponsored sessions at the upcoming annual meetings of the Eastern Economic Association. We are now accepting applications to present individual papers (which we will group into sessions), applications for proposed sessions, and applications for panel discussions. Papers and sessions may examine any of the following topics as they relate to ethics, integrity, and responsible leadership in economics:

  1. How Economics Classes Are Taught
  2. Economics as an Objective Science
  3. Breadth of Economists' Perspectives
  4. Usefulness of Economic Discourse
  5. How Ideas are Recognized and Rewarded
  6. The Funding of Economic Research
  7. Contracted Economic Studies
  8. Proper Use and Interpretation of Economic Statistics
  9. The Job Market for Economists
  10. Economics and International Relations

There is no application fee, and applications for papers require only an abstract (of no more than 500 words)—not a draft of the paper. Applicants must be AIRLEAP members, and our membership is f ree. The deadline for applications is November 8, 2015.

Apply to Present a Paper

Apply to Organize a Session

Apply to Organize a Panel Discussion

One Day Training Seminar

On February 25th there will be a special one-day training seminar in Washington, DC entitled, "Principles of Ethics, Scientific Integrity, and Responsible Leadership: A One-Day Training Seminar for Economists." The seminar is being taught by Distinguished Professors George DeMartino and Deirdre McCloskey, authors of the Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics. It will have presentations by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Directors of the Congressional Budget Office and Bureau of Economic Analysis, and SGE President Amelie Constant, and the keynote luncheon speaker will be Professor William Easterly who will talk about his new book, The Tyranny of Experts. The regular price of the full-day seminar is $280, but a discounted price of $230 is offered to members of organizations supporting the training session (AIRLEAP, BEA, BLS, CBO, Dept. of the Interior, Eastern Econ. Assoc., IZA, Society of Gov’t Economists, and World Bank).

Register for the AIRLEAP Training Seminar

Become an AIRLEAP Member

Further information is available here.

Conference in memory of Wilhelm Röpke (Geneva, 2016)

14-15 April, 2016 | Geneva, Switzerland

Upon the 50th anniversary of Wilhelm Röpke's death (12.2.1966), five institutions from Switzerland, Germany and France are jointly organizing a conference in Geneva with the title "Wilhelm Röpke: a liberal political economist and social philosopher in times of multiple European crises".

Papers by Röpke specialists (economists and historians) on issues as described below are welcome.

Papers by historians of economic thought, philosophers, political scientists and historians of international relationships working on European history of this period (1920s to early 1960s) are strongly encouraged.

Historians of economics are of course particularly welcome to submit abstracts, the deadline being September 15.

Submission Details Please send your proposals as a short abstract in English to Patricia.Commun@u-cergy.fr

Detailed Call for Papers is available here.


If questions come up, please do not hesitate to contact Stefan Kolev @ kolev@hwwi.org

GAPSYM9: "Trading places. The role of trade with Africa" (Gent, 2015)

17 December, 2015 | Gent, Belgium

Please find attached the Call for papers [PDF] of the 9th annual symposium of the Africa Platform of Ghent University Association, entitled "Trading places. The role of trade with Africa".

Contributions to this symposium can explore the effects of trade on African societies both in relation to the African context and to the European one, and take a historical perspective or focus on contemporary practices and issues. Thus, GAPSYM9 seeks to critically investigate and scrutinize the complex interactions (both human and material) that are brought about by trade with Africa, in order to better understand and judge the opportunities and the challenges it offers for the future.

Paper proposals (abstract of maximum 500 words) can be submitted until the 1st of October 2015. Please also pay attention to the possibility to present posters and give short presentations at the symposium.

Potential topics include, but are certainly not limited to, analyzing the impact of


Contributions can explore these effects both in relation to the African context and to the European one, and take a historical perspective or focus on contemporary practices and issues. Thus, GAPSYM9 seeks to critically investigate and scrutinize the complex interactions (both human and material) that are brought about by trade with Africa, in order to better understand and judge the opportunities and the challenges it offers for the future.

Important dates

Abstract submission

Proposals for presentations should not exceed 500 words (excluding references) and should be written in English or French. Abstracts should be submitted before 1 October 2015 to the GAP secretariat (Gap@UGent.be), mentioning “GAPSYM9 – proposal name”.

In addition to full presentations (20 minutes plus questions), scholars may also register for a short presentation of 10 minutes. Abstracts of these short presentations should observe the same guidelines as mentioned above.

By 15 October the scientific committee will notify which papers/presentations have been accepted.

Poster presentations

GAPSYM9 offers doctoral students and other researchers the opportunity to present their research projects by means of a poster. Posters do NOT have to refer to the theme of the symposium. Through these poster presentations GAP seeks to give an overview of all
current, Africa-related projects and doctoral research at the Ghent University Association.
Researchers who would like to submit a poster should also send in an abstract of this poster (before 1 October 2015). The posters (A0 format-portrait) should be delivered to the GAP secretariat, Bioscience Engineering, Department of Plant Production, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent.

Best paper award

An award will be given based on the evaluation of the full-text paper by the scientific committee and the quality of the presentation. Nominees will be notified before the conference, and awards will be handed out during the closing ceremony.

Special issue

The 2016 autumn edition of our international and double-blind peer-reviewed journal Afrika Focus will largely be devoted to the theme of GAPSYM9. Regular speakers as well as guest speakers are invited to submit their papers for publication in this special issue of Afrika Focus. The deadline for submitting the manuscript is 1 January 2016. If the paper is accepted, it will be published in the autumn of 2016.

Contact email: Gap@UGent.be

More details can be found here.

Interesting Streams at the International Sociological Association Forum (Vienna, 2016)

11-14 July, 2016 | Vienna, Austria

The International Sociological Association Forum will take place in Vienna, July 11-14, 2016. If you have not been to ISA, it is a remarkable conference experience. It is truly global, though inflected with the particular location (so the Vienna Forum will have a particularly strong European presence). Unlike, say, the American Sociological Association, each Section of the ISA has a set of sessions for the full duration of the conference, so you can stick with one topic area for the entire time (or shop around).The stream organized by the Labor Movements Section (Research Council 44, or RC44 for short) at the last two ISAs, and have found it a remarkable learning experience. Not at all limited to sociologists (I am an economist, for one). As in past RC44s, RC44 will also be organizing some sessions with local labor activists, to take place July 10 before the rest of the meetings start.

RC44 has issued a Call for Papers for its sessions: Proposals due to September 30!

Best, Chris Tilly

Session proposals have already been selected, and paper proposals must be pegged to a particular session. Let me commend to your attention two sessions on informal and precarious work and worker organizing, below:

Using Global Comparisons to Understand 21 Century Labor Movements among Informal Workers (Rina Agarwala & Chris Tilly, organizers)

In the 20th century, massive labor movements transformed work to regulate and protect it.. But in the century’s closing decades, firm subcontracting, government deregulation, and large-scale migration flows contributed to a shift of large areas of work outside labor laws. Traditional labor unions have had difficulty organizing such workers, and have lost density and power. Now new labor movements of informal workers have increasingly taken up the slack, building associational and symbolic power.

Cross-national comparisons have greatly advanced our understanding of formally protected workers’ labor movements . Recent research on informal worker organizing, however, has largely been limited to country-level case studies. This session aims to push research on contemporary informal workers’ movements forward by examining cross-cutting themes across multiple countries and sectors.The panel seeks to address the following questions:

  1. What are commonalities and differences in how informal workers’ movements (across countries and sectors) organize, win, and fail?
  2. What are commonalities and differences in who is joining and leading these movements in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, migration status?
  3. What are the limits and potential of these new forms of organizing at the national and transnational levels?

Gender, Precarious Work, and Labor Organizing (Rina Agarwala and Ruth Milkman, organizers)

Gender is a defining feature of precarious and informal work in the 21 century. Women have long been disproportionately concentrated in temporary, casual, seasonal, part-time, and contract work. Recently, men’s jobs also have begun to resemble those once relegated to women, as traditional forms of employment security as well as labor rights and legal protections have been eroded. A growing literature examines the gendered dimension of these expanding types of work, but the gender dynamics of collective efforts to challenge precarity and informality have received far less attention.

This session will focus on the relationship of gender to collective action repertoires among precarious/informal workers, and on the ways in which the organizations they have are gendered.In contrast to traditional labor unions, such organizations are disproportionately led by women, address concerns traditionally associated with women workers, and adopt strategies that appeal to women.This is often the case even when the workers involved are predominantly male. The session will explore these new forms of organizing in the United States, South Africa, India, and South Korea. We will center the session on two key questions:

  1. How does precarious/informal worker organizing vary cross-nationally among countries with distinct political regimes, gender arrangements, trade union structures, and levels of economic development?
  2. What is the role of gender in structuring work and organizing strategies among precarious/informal workers, and why have organizations of these workers been led disproportionately by women?

Further information about all sessions is available here. More information about the conference in general is available here.

International Conference on "Contested Property Claims" (Aarhus, 2015)

10-11 December 2015 | Aarhus University, Denmark

In contemporary societies people generally acquire property within a property regime based on trade, contracts, inheritances, and welfare state redistributions. But these regimes do not always run smoothly. Behind them lie histories of appropriation and expropriation, and from within they are constantly challenged by those who point to the social injustices that they can produce. We call these attempts to interrupt the dominant system of contracts and exchanges ‘contested property claims’. They are points of friction where economic, political, and ethical issues around property are brought to light, and they illustrate how disagreements over property force social actors to reason about the institution of property as such.

To address these issues the research project Contested Property Claims – Moral Reasoning about Property and Justice in Practice, Debate, and Theory invites scholars from all fields to submit paper proposals on the ways property is performed and contested (see description of streams below).

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Submission, information and registration:

To propose a paper, please send an abstract of (max.) 300 words to contestedpropertyclaims@cas.au.dk. This address can also be used for any inquiries about the conference. The closing date for receiving abstracts is 15 September 2015. We will get back to you with a decision on your abstract as soon as possible after we have received it. We do not require participants to submit written papers in advance.


Property, justice and time

Time and temporality are important dimensions of property claims and regimes. Whether based in possession, labour, custom, inheritance, use, or promises of efficiency, the source of legitimacy of property is linked to time. Furthermore, property sets up boundaries of inclusion and exclusion creating differential rights to property; alternative or revolutionary property forms usually offer promises or hopes for a better and more just distribution. How are boundaries of inclusion and exclusion justified and maintained over time and how do they develop or change, both in the lifecycle of individuals, households, states and other social entities? Property markets and financial capitalism operate with technologies and conceptual divisions of time such as rent, 'futures', 'the long and the short run', etc., imbued with particularly temporal orientations. How are such temporal orientations conceptualized among social actors and are they being redirected after the global economic crisis. This panel explores the temporal dimensions of capitalist and alternative property forms and discusses which notions of time are inherent in different claims to property, property regimes and dispositions.

Suggested themes: property regimes; alternative property forms; domestic economies; communism; commons; utopianism; revolution; hope; property markets and finance; debt; credit investment; property as investment

Political economy of property

Any property regime distributes ownership and use rights. The concept of the political economy of property highlights property as fundamental to the capitalist economy as well as the distributive aspects of property regimes summarized in the concepts of possession and dispossession. Many property regimes operate on a zero-sum basis: my property excludes your access, an exclusion guaranteed and policed by the property regime. There is a contingent dimension to this: certain processes, rules, signs and performances made this property mine and excluded others and because those property practices differ in time and place. This makes any property regime part of the political economy.

Suggested themes: property as a negative or positive concept; property as quantity vs. quality; possession and dispossession; property regimes as distributive systems; conflicts over property as distributive conflicts and over the idea of property as such; the relation between economic systems and property systems

Property and subjectivity

A relation exists between having and being. Rights, liberties and opportunities are often tightly connected to various property regimes as are notions of self, status and identity. This panel explores the ways in which property and personhood interacts, how different forms of ownership make for different subject positions and how our engagement with objects and places owned by us or others inform our sense of self. Property is also performed through self-descriptions as owners, caretakers, protectors, consumers etc.

Suggested themes: property and personhood; ownership of body; neoliberalism as updated ‘possessive individualism’; corporations as persons; property regimes and identity; consumption as identity process; inequality and identity

Property as institution and idea: law, morality, and justice

Property can be studied as a complex set of legal rules, as a collection of cultural practices, and as a normative idea laden with historical meaning. In this panel we will examine the complementarities and the tensions between these approaches, looking at the fits and misfits between the social institution as it is performed and the normative idea as it is articulated by theorists and practitioners. Are there good normative reasons for reforming the laws of property in various legal systems? Are there good epistemological reasons for reforming traditional ideas of property that do not seem to reflect either current law or practice? What can we learn from comparative studies of property law, practice, and ideas, across cultures?

Suggested themes: the changing laws and practices of property; comparative studies of property practices and ideas; ‘progressive’ accounts of property in law; the epistemology of property; formal and informal rules and sanctions regulating property; the rights and wrongs of property regimes; the rights and duties of those with and without property.

Spatialities of property

All practices take places in space, a space that is inevitably structured by a property regime. Yet little work has been done on the various spatialities of property, neither by geographers, property theorists nor others. Nonetheless, the most important forms of property relate to geographical categories, such as territory, space, and place in that these categories are often the object of property, that which is being owned. Recently, the humanities and social sciences have been affected by the so-called spatial turn. What might a spatial turn of theorizing and analyzing property mean? Furthermore, progressive thinking about property as a non-stable product of ongoing contestation mirrors humanist conceptualizations of these geographical categories. In what ways does this make fertilization across disciplines possible? Inviting both mainly theoretical or analytical papers, the panel explores these and related questions.

Suggested themes: the spatial significance of property; ownership in relation to space and place; territorial distribution of property; enclosure vs. the common

More information is available at the conference website. See our Facebook event here.

Further details about the streams is available here (pdf).

Open call for essays on the "State of Power" by TNI

The Transnational Institute (TNI) in the Netherlands is issuing an open call for essays/short papers for its forthcoming State of Power report launched in late January 2016 to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos. In 2016, we are particularly looking for accessible, engaging essays that interrogate how power relates to democracy.

TNI’s annual State of Power reports have, since their launch in 2012, become a must-see reference point for citizens, activists and academics concerned with understanding the nature of power in our globalised world. With a mixture of insightful essays and compelling infographics, State of Power has examined the changing nature of power (economic, political, cultural, social), exposed the key players who control power, and highlighted counter-power movementsseeking to transform our world.

For the second year running TNI is opening up the call to the public, particularly academics engaged in and supportive of social movements and activists keen to step back and reflect on their struggles, in order to pull in the best analysis on power.

Power and Democracy

For a long time, the powerful in our world were happy to preach the messages of ‘democracy’ as it seemed to coincide with their interests particularly in a Cold War context. Advocating democracy and deregulation of markets were seen as synonymous, even though elites were careful never to embrace the application of democracy to issues of economic control.

In more recent years, though, democracy seems to be ever more an irritant for elites and something they are happy to ignore– in Europe at least reflected most powerfully this year in the complete dismissal of the Greek elections and referendum by the Eurozone group. As the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, put it bluntly, “There can be no democratic choice against the European treaties”. Even if Greece had gone its own way and left the Euro straitjacket, it is doubtful the international financial markets would have given the Greek any more democratic room to manoeuvre.

Meanwhile at a global level, one can see similar trends in governance as bodies like the World Economic Forum push for self-selected multi-stakeholder forums to decide on critical issues, arguing that democracy and states no longer deliver effective solutions and embracing corporations as the new global citizens of our age. Throughout the world, movements struggle continuously against government elites that constrict democratic choices and repress autonomous civil society movements. This is true too of progressive governments that rose to power on the back of social movement struggles and yet now face growing criticism for limiting democratic debate and undermining critical social movements.

These experiences prompt a number of important questions that we would like to interrogate:

TNI is also open to other reflections on the issue of power and democracy that may be of use to social movements involved in fighting for social and environmental justice. Although many of these questions are theoretical in nature, the most useful analysis will use concrete examples and case studies to illustrate their points.

TNI is particularly interested in essays that relate to areas we most closely work on such as corporate impunity, trade and investment policies, land and agrarian issues, resource grabbing, public services, security and civil liberties, social movements and counter-power (see here) However we are ultimately interested in the best analysis (whatever the topic) if it approaches power from the critical perspective held by movements engaged in the struggle for social and environmental justice and political transformation.

To encourage submissions from activists on low-incomes and people from the Global South , we are also offering a few grants of 600 euros for selected essays from individuals that fit this category. Please indicate in your submissions whether you would like to apply for this grant, providing some evidence that you do not have a sufficiently salaried position that would support you writing the essay. The full amount will only be distributed if your essay is shortlisted for the main report, although a smaller discretionary amount will be made to those who applied for the grant whose essays make the long list. Abstracts will receive no remuneration. Final decisions on grants remain with the Editorial Panel.

For an idea of the kind of essays we are interested in, please read the essays featured in State of Power 2014 and State of Power 2015


TNI is not an academic institution, and seeks to provide analysis that can be read and used by a broad range of activists and social movements. We are therefore looking for new and insighful analysis that is not over-theoretical and written in a style that is accessible. We are interested in new and insightful analysis and the evidence and arguments must be rigorous. We encourage the use of stories, concrete examples, metaphors or journalistic techniques. We discourage the overuse of academic jargon and reviews of academic literature that mean little to the public. In our experience the more accessible the material, the more widely it is used and shared.


The final report will be made up of a mixture of essays from this open call and a few pre-commissioned essays. We have designed a process to feature what we consider the best essays in the main report. The decision on which papers are featured will be decided by an Editorial Panel made up of the editor of the report, the Director and the Communications Manager of TNI.

The selection process will be as follows:

  1. In the first stage, researchers will be asked to provide abstracts, a short bio and some links to previous work. Abstracts can be based on existing papers or be provisional ideas of what you hope to explore. If you would like to apply for the grant – available to participants – please indicate this at this stage
  2. Those whose abstracts are chosen will be asked to submit an essay. The top four or five essays will be selected for the report by the Editorial Panel.
  3. Authors of selected essays will be required to go through two or possibly three rounds of revisions based on feedback by the Editorial Panel and edits by the Copyeditor.
  4. A small number of essays that do not make the shorlist for the report – but are nevertheless considered good essays by the Editorial Panel - will be available as downloadable PDFs linked from the main report.

Instructions for submission

Abstracts must be emailed to stateofpower@tni.org by 9 October 2015. Those asked to provide essays will be notified on the 15 October. Final essays will be due on 20 November 2015.




Workshop on Economic Growth and Income Distribution (Ilhéus, 2016)

10-11 March, 2016 | State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Ilhéus, Brazil

The recent economic crisis has renewed the interest in issues of income distribution and economic growth in different academic circles. However, these issues have always been the focus of several economists following the pioneering contributions of Michal Kalecki and John Maynard Keynes. Meanwhile, an extensive empirical literature has documented an increase in income inequality in several developed and developing countries around the world.

In this context, EconomiA, a peer-reviewed general-interest economics journal published by Elsevier for the brazilian National Association of Graduate Centers in Economics (ANPEC), invites manuscript submissions for the Special Issue “Economic Growth and Income Distribution”, which is expected to be published in 2016. The deadline for manuscript submission is October 15, 2015. This Special Issue is predicated on the intuition that the literature on the subject will benefit from an exploration in new directions.

Selected manuscripts will be presented in the Workhop “Economic Growth and Income Distribution”, to be held at State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Ilhéus, Brazil, on March 10-11, 2016. Authors of selected manuscripts will have expenses related to the their attendance of and presentation at the workshop (domestic transportation, boarding and lodging) covered by the organization.

This workshop will also feature presentations by distinguished international scholars in the field of economic growth and income distribution, namely, Amitava Krishna Dutt (University of Notre Dame, USA), Arslan Razmi (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA), Mark Setterfield (New School for Social Research, USA) and Robert Blecker (American University, USA). Each manuscript selected by presentation at the workshop will have as discussant either one of these international speakers or one member of the scientific committee.


Scientific Committee

For complete information, please check the homepage of the workshop.

Call for Participants

"Against Walras" International Conference (Paris, 2015)

25-26 September, 2015 | Paris, France

This conference is organized by the Centre d’économie de la Sorbonne (University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) and will be held in Paris, at the Maison des sciences économiques (106-112, boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris).


Authors receive a free invitation to the lunches, coffee breaks, the Gala dinner and the cocktail gathering.

Please note: sign up is free but required.

To register, please fill in this form.

Practical information

The conference will take place at the maison des sciences économiques, 106 boulevard de l'hopital, paris 13ème, in the conference hall on the 6th floor


Each presentation will last 45 minutes and it consists in a 25 minute exposition and 20 minutes of discussion.

List of accepted submission

  1. Amanar Akkabar (ESSCA):
    "Sraffa against Walras? Walras’ Elements of Pure Economics and Sraffa’s idea of production as a one-way avenue"

  2. Alain Alcouffe (Université de Toulouse) et Mauro Boianovsky (Université de Brasilia) :
    "Cassel, Wicksell, Walras, combien de nuances ?"

  3. François Allisson (Université de Lausanne) and Thomas Michael Mueller (Université de Lausanne) :
    "Taking seriously Walras’s physics envy? Winiarski’s thermo-dynamical general equilibrium"

  4. Richard Arena (Université de Nice):
    « Walras et Pareto »

  5. Matthieu Ballandonne (Université d’Anger) et Goulven Rubin (Université de Lille 2):
    "Keynesian opposition to Walras in the Keynesian Era: the cases of Solow and Tobin"

  6. Roberto Baranzini (Université de Lausanne):

  7. Alain Béraud (Université de Cergy-Pontoise):
    « Allais et la critique du modèle walrassien de l’économie de marché »

  8. Annie L. Cot (Université Paris 1) et Jérôme Lallement (Université Paris 5):
    “On Method: Marshall against Walras”

  9. Fabrice Dannequin, (Université de Reims):
    « Joseph Alois Schumpeter et Léon Walras : de l’admiration au clivage »

  10. Maxime Desmarais-Tremblay (Université de Lausanne):
    « Sur l’hétérogénéité des biens publics et des biens privés chez Walras et Musgrave »

  11. Michel De Vroey (Université de Louvain):
    "The back and forth between the anti- and pro-Walras standpoints over the history of macroeconomics"

  12. Arnaud Diemer (Université de Clermont Ferrand II):
    « Pourquoi défendre les thèses de Walras face à ses adversaires ? Etienne Antonelli, de l’économie pure au système économique «capitaliste» »

  13. Momar Diop, (Université de Bourgogne, Ledi):
    « La monnaie dans l’oeuvre de Walras : la théorie quantitative de seconde génération et le problème de l’intégration »

  14. Rodolphe Dos Santos (Université de Strasbourg):
    "Macroeconomic Disequilibrium Theory: to what extent was it non-Walrasian?"

  15. Sandye Gloria (Université de Nice):
    « Walras : repoussoir et repère de la constitution de l'originalité autrichienne »

  16. Hicham M. Hachem (Université de Picardie Jules Vernes):
    Sound Theory, Disturbing Conclusions: Schumpeter’s Theoretical Norm and the Devil in the Circular Flow

  17. Arturo Hermann (ISEA Rome):
    "The "esquisse d’une doctrine économique et sociale" of Léon Walras and his critique of laissez faire"

  18. James Johnston (Université de Besançon):
    « La correspondance Walras Poincaré : une question de mesure »

  19. Alan Kirman (Université d'Aix-Marseille III, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales):
    "General EquilibriumAnalysis: A Century After Walras"

  20. Kayoko Misaki (Université de Shiga):
    "The Real Implication of Walras’s Zero -Profit Entrepreneur – How was it misinterpreted by Walras’s followers?"

  21. Camila Orozco Espinel (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales):
    "General Equilibrium Theory during the postwar period. A comparative approach: Cowles, Chicago and MIT."

  22. Eyüp Özveren, (Department of Economics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara):
    "The Walras-Effect on Institutional Economics: Less Than a Great Divide?"

  23. John Perdomo (UniversidadNacional de Colombia):
    « Au-delà des Microfoundations : une histoire des contributions séminales de la Théorie du Déséquilibre, 1962-1977 »

  24. Jean-Pierre Potier (Université Lyon 2):
    « Espoirs et dangers du « régime industriel et commercial » de l’humanité selon Léon Walras »

  25. Fabio Ravagnani (Université de Rome):
    "On price expectations in neo-Walrasian equilibrium models: an overview"

  26. Jan Van Daal (Université de Lyon-2) et Don Walker (Indiana University of Pennsylvania):
    « L’attaque de Walras contre la troisième édition de ses Éléments d’économie politique pure »

Further details will soon be available on the conference website.

"The Spectre of Stagnation? Europe in the World Economy" - 19th FMM Conference (Berlin, 2015)

22-24 October, 2015 | Best Western Premier Hotel Steglitz International, Berlin

Speakers in plenary sessions:

All details, including registration, are available at the FMM website.

International Conference on Economic Theory and Policy (Tokyo, 2015)

22-24 September, 2015 | Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan

This conference is co-sponsored by the Review of Keynesian Economics (Edward Elgar).


will partcipate in and give their lectures

VISA application:

For those who need documents for VISA application, could you please send your e.mail to: confyagi@meiji.ac.jp or to: yagi8@meiji.ac.jp as soon as possible

Seminar for Young Researchers and Ph.D students


Co-organized by Department of Economics, School of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University

Supported by Headquaters of lntemational Collaboration, Meiji University

For more information please visit the conference website.

One-day workshop on "Work, politics and austerity" (London, 2015)

14 Novemeber, 2015 | London

A one-day special event organised by Critical Labour Studies

DATE: 14 November 2015, from 11-5pm.
GMB Euston Office. 22 Stephenson Way Euston London NW1
REGISTRATION: Please register by emailing critical_labour_studies @yahoo.com. Spaces are limited.
COST: £20 waged and £10 unwaged.

The continuing intensification of neoliberal policies across Europe and beyond will bring major challenges to the workers and popular classes, at home and abroad.

The re-composition of radical left politics in the UK and internationally presents both a challenge and an opportunity for activities and academics. In this context, Critical Labour Studies (CLS) in partnership with the Conference of Socialist Economics (CSE) has organised a one-day event with the intention of encouraging discussion and reflection after the political changes of the current year.

The CLS tradition is one of open debate and discussion. The day will be organised around four themed session, with maximum time for discussion from participants:

Speakers will include activists/academics from a number of backgrounds including, Martin Smith, GMB Maurizio Atzeni, Jenny Chan, Rachel Cohen, John Kelly, Phoebe Moore, Paul Stewart, Martin Upchurch, Bob Jeffery.

Also for your diary: the annual two-day CLS Symposium and workshop will be held in Durham in November 2016.

Link to the CLS website is available here.


Public Policy Conference at Denison University

2-3 October, 2015 | Denison University, Granville, Ohio

Sustainable Full Employment and Transformational Technologies

At the Binzagr Institute, our name crystalizes our mission: sustainable prosperity. But “sustainability” has become an overused and under-theorized term, which has had the unintentional impact of constraining policy at every stage of the process, from goal envisioning to implementation.

Our holistic view of sustainable economic provisioning means, first and foremost, employment generation as well as environmental conservation and rehabilitation. Both job creation and ecological sustainability imply technological transformations, but one must be cautious; technology possesses both creative and destructive potentials. Technological unemployment, genetic modification, and nuclear arms are just a few of the direct, harmful effects of technological and organizational innovations. Yet technology, after all, is knowledge, and so it also contains the seeds of liberatory possibilities.

Our inaugural conference gathers together scholars and policy makers from diverse backgrounds, fields, and disciplines to engage one another in examining the crux of the employment and environmental debate, and the many technological linkages therein.

Conference themes include:

Topics dealing with these and other aspects of employment, sustainability and functional finance will be discussed.

Conference Speakers

* invited (to be confirmed)

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

The Binzagr Institute conference is made possible by the generous financial support of the Binzagr family. We are also grateful for financial and logistical contributions from Denison University.

Conference Registration Form

The conference is free and open to the public. However, registration is required in order to provide an adequate amount of meals, refreshments and conference materials.

Conference Venue

The conference will take place in Burton D. Morgan Lecture Hall (lower level) at Denison University, 100 W. College Street, Granville, OH 43023.

Directions, Parking, and Campus Map

For directions to the Denison campus, parking information, and campus map, please visit this page.

Livestreaming from Denison

With the help of the ITS team at Denison University, you’ll be able to watch the entire conference live online. We will post a link to the video livestream on our website and social media.

For those of you watching the livestream, there will be a way for you to ask questions via Facebook and Twitter @BinzagrInfo

The conference guests will be hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Newark, Ohio (15-minute drive from Denison University). We have arranged for a special conference rate for our guest ($109+tax per night). To make your reservation online, click here. You may also call 740-322-6455 (Be sure to mention that you’re attending the Binzagr Institute Conference at Denison University. Group code: BIC).

For more information about the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Ohio, you can visit their website here.

Conference details will be updated on a regular basis here

Job Postings

Wentworth Institute of Technology, US

Job Position: Assistant Professor - Economics

In addition to teaching existing Economics courses on a rotating basis, such as Principles of Economics, Micro- and Macro-economics, Global Economy, this person will develop and teach courses in area of specialization. Preference will be given to such areas as Environmental Economics and/or Health Care Economics and/or Labor Economics. Preference also given to individuals whose work engages in "Big Data" analytics. This individual will also engage in research and scholarly activity, as well as service to the Department and Institute.

Requirements: Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations. ABD considered. PhD preferred. 1-3 years experience.

Contact: Human Resources Office

The Online Application Form is available here.

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Job Position: Head of Department at Department of Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position as Head of Department at Department of Business and Politics.

For 7 of its 15 departments, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is looking for Heads to lead the positive and exciting ongoing development. The positions are challenging and offer great opportunities for further professional and managerial development in an international environment marked by strong professional ambitions. CBS wishes to fill the positions by 1 January 2016.

About Department of Business and Politics:
Research at the Department of Business and Politics focuses on a number of themes located at the interface between the world of business and the world of national and international politics. Interactions between business and politics are changing rapidly from a series of fundamental socioeconomic trends such as economic globalization, regional and international political processes, and technologies and knowledge creation. The research of the department is organised in four core research themes: “Money and Markets”, “Public Policy and Institutions”, “Business Organising and Governance” and “Civil Society”. The department puts special effort in developing theoretical frameworks in a disciplinary as well as interdisciplinary manner; and is particularly committed to continuously strengthen its competences in a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods.

The department plays an active role in many of CBS’ study programs, including programs at the undergraduate, graduate, post-experience and doctoral levels. The department holds program directorships for the following study programs: International Business and Politics (BSc and MSc), Business Administration and Sociology (BSc), European Business (BA), and Public Management and Social Development (MSc program, at the Sino-Danish Center of Education and Research, SDC). The department is also actively involved in developing and teaching in other CBS programs like the Master of Public Governance, and the OMS doctoral school.

Read more about Department of Business and Politics here or at the department’s website.

About CBS:
CBS strives to present one of the most attractive and acknowledged business research and education environments in the world, offering world class research and education in all of the classic managerial fields (including finance, economics, accounting, operations, marketing, strategic management and organisation) as well as in the fields which seek to place business in a wider social, political and cultural context.

We wish to be a leading global university, influencing the development among the best business schools. High-quality research is the foundation of CBS’s core activities. CBS wishes to identify and develop the greatest research talents and to offer a supreme level of education and knowledge transfer. We put emphasis on global challenges, academic depth and cross-functionality within research and education. At the same time we interact with the business community and society as a whole.

As a Head of Department you will have the opportunity to further strengthen your professional and managerial profile. The managerial tasks are complex and challenging, giving the candidates unique opportunities of acquiring distinctive skills in managing scientists and specialists in an international environment.

The Heads of Department at CBS are part of the senior management group.

As Head of Department, your most significant tasks include ensuring:

Experience and professional profile:
CBS considers it important that a candidate for a position as Head of Department:

For an elaborated position profile please read here.

Terms of appointment
A position as Head of Department is a 5 year limited tenure. It is possible to extend the tenure for a further 3 years. Salary, duration and terms of appointment are open to negotiation.

The position is filled in accordance with the Danish collective agreement for academics, as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), and in accordance with the Danish University Act and CBS's bylaws.

The appointment committee, composed of the respective departments, will evaluate the received applications in accordance with the rules and guidelines of CBS in force at any time. For further information regarding the positions and the process please contact Dean of Research Peter Møllgaard at tel. +45 38152020 or email: pm.research@cbs.dk.

Application deadline: 21 September 2015. Interviews will be held in October and November.

How to apply
Please upload your application via the electronic recruitment system, by following the link below. Please include a CV and any relevant documentation of research related qualifications as well as experience and results pertaining to research management.

Copenhagen Business School supports equal opportunities and encourages all relevant parties to apply regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnicity. CBS has signed a charter of gender equality in management, and encourages both women and men to apply for the position.

The consulting company Mercuri Urval A/S will assist CBS in the hiring process.

Additional information: CBS Human Ressource Policy and Leadership Codex.

Application Deadline: 21/09/2015

Department Of Labor, USA

Job Title: Labor Economist

Department: Department Of Labor

Agency: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Job Announcement Number: MS-15-HRC-OF-283

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

This position is located in the Division of Program Operations (DPO), in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The mission of OFCCP is to ensure employers comply with nondiscrimination and affirmative action laws and regulations when doing business with the Federal Government.

This position is inside the bargaining unit. This position is at the full performance level.

The incumbent of this position will perform the following duties:

Responsible for gathering and analyzing an array of economic information for employment discrimination investigations and the general enforcement of the statues enforced by OFCCP. Work involves locating, obtaining and evaluating data or uses for it that arc frequently new and innovative.

Applies econometrics, other statistical/quantitative techniques and research design principles to develop statistical evidence of discrimination for investigations to establish where there are patterns of race, sex, and age discrimination within Federal contractors.

Applies econometrics, other statistical/quantitative techniques and research design principles to develop appropriate monetary remedies to redress conclusions of discrimination by Federal contractors.

Reviews, evaluates, and critiques the economic and analytical methodologies utilized by Federal contractors in the context of supporting OFCCP employment discrimination results.

Communicates, defends and collaborates on results and analyses with OFCCP Regional and National staff, such as Compliance Officers and supporting attorneys when developing evidence of discrimination in the investigative process and the development of appropriate monetary remedies.

Provides assistance to Regions and National office staff in interpreting and analyzing economic information related to their investigations and to the general enforcement of EEO regulations and laws.

Further information is available here.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Australia

Job Position: Lecturer in Political Economy

Join the number one ranked University for social sciences in Australia (US News and World Report 2015)and one of the most well-known and respected departments of political economy in the world.

Full-time, continuing: $114K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff, supporting over 52,000 students.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the 20 top faculties of its kind.

The Department of Political Economy is one of four departments within the School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS). SSPS is the largest school in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, with over 100 academic staff, many of whom have been appointed since the inception of the school in 2008. The school will shortly move to a state-of-the-art building, confirming the extraordinary investment in social sciences at Sydney in the past five years. This lectureship further consolidates SSPS as the premier location in the region for research and teaching in political economy. The department particularly welcomes applicants with research and teaching interests in heterodox economics.

In this role you will be expected to:

As the successful applicant you will possess:

Note: Your PhD must have been conferred to be eligible to apply.

This is your opportunity to join a unique intellectual community in one of the world’s greatest universities in one of the world’s great cities.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

Remuneration package: $114K p.a. (which includes a base salary Level B, Step 1 $96,344 p.a, leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

Specific enquiries about the position can be directed to Professor Simon Tormey, Head of School at ssps.enquiries@sydney.edu.au

Enquiries regarding the recruitment process can be directed to Kristy Fairweather on +61 2 8627 1217 or at kristy.fairweather@sydney.edu.au

CLOSING DATE: 11.30pm, 27 September 2015

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


How to apply:

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Institute for Economics of Inequality, Austria

The newly founded Research Institute for Economics of Inequality at the Vienna University of Economics and Business is inviting applications for a three year pre-doctoral researcher currently pursuing a PhD.

The Research Institute is a third party-funded institution at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and is concerned with questions of social, economic and ecological inequalities and its various aspects.

The main tasks in the job include research (both independent and contributing to the Institute's projects), administrative assistance and teaching responsibilities (optional).

The successful candidate is expected to have a strong economic background (Masters in Economics or related), an empirical research focus and good knowledge of econometrics and/or theoretical modelling.

More information is available here.

Loyola Marymount University, US

Job Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Economics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles invites applications for Tenure Track Assistant Professor starting in August 2016. We seek candidates in Applied Macroeconomics with a complementary field in International Economics. Loyola Marymount requires a commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment, where faculty members are expected to achieve excellence in scholarship and teaching and to contribute meaningfully to service.

Departmental representatives will attend the ASSA meetings in San Francisco in January 2016, where interviews will be conducted. Loyola Marymount University is a premier Catholic university in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions that provides a transformative academic experience. We benefit from our location in Los Angeles, a dynamic city that provides an ideal context for study, research, creative work, and community engagement.

We invite women and men who are diverse in talents, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds to enrich our educational community and advance our mission. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations (if available), one or more research papers, and three letters of recommendation.

All candidates must apply online at http://www.econjobmarket.org.

We will begin reviewing files October 16, 2015, and all materials should be submitted by December 1, 2015 to guarantee full consideration.

Universidad EAFIT, Colombia

Universidad EAFIT offers two jobs in the following areas:

1) Econometrics (macro) and quantitative methods

2) Applied Microeconomics (Economics of Crime, Experimental Economics or Regional Economics)

The Department of Economics, located in the School of Economics and Finance at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin Colombia, is inviting applications for a full-time tenure- tracks professor with salary and rank open, dependent on the qualifications of the applicants. The position begins as early as possible. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses as well as Master ́s and Ph.D. level courses; fulfill service obligations as well as developing a strong research agenda. Teaching assignments are dependent on the background and expertise of individual faculty member and the needs of the department.

The available openings are open. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. All interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a job market paper (or recent working paper or publication) as email attachments to cief@eafit.edu.co and atorres7@eafit.edu.co. Candidates for assistant professor levels should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Candidates for higher levels should provide contacts for three references.

Interviews will be held at LACEA conference in Santa Cruz and in San Francisco at the AEA conference.

Application Deadline:

For more information this link.

Feel free to contact Thomas Goda (email: tgoda@eafit.edu.co) if you have any questions.

University of California, US

Job Position: critical/interdisciplinary specialist in global political economy (assistant professor rank, tenure track)

The Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor whose work focuses on issues of global political economy, beginning July 2016.

Apply by November 1, 2015 for primary consideration.

UCSB seek a critical interdisciplinary scholar who can analyze complex global issues within political economic contexts that characterize the 21st century. Suitable candidates will need a broad historical and theoretical background in political economy. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in several of the following areas:

  1. labor, class, inequality, immigration, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, education;
  2. finance, international trade, property rights, supply chains, technology, logistics, energy, climate;
  3. development, emerging economies, regionalism, hegemony, urbanization, industrialization, demographic change, health; (iv) institutions, fiscal and monetary policy, governance, regulation.

This position requires a PhD at the time of appointment. Please send a cover letter detailing your research interests, teaching philosophy and experience, and any relevant work in grants and administration. Application materials should also include your cv, one writing sample (25-30 pages max), and sample syllabi. Applicants should arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation submitted via UCSB?

Online application is available here. Further information is available at our website.

University of St. Thomas, US


The University of St. Thomas invites applications for the Alan W. Moss Endowed Chair in Catholic Social Thought. The purpose of the chair is to advance the scholarship, teaching and application of the interdisciplinary tradition of Catholic social thought in relation to business. The person appointed to this position will hold a tenured joint faculty appointment in appropriate departments within the College of Arts and Science and the Opus College of Business to begin September 2016.

The holder of the chair will also serve as the director of the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought within the Center for Catholic Studies. The Ryan Institute explores the relationship between the Catholic social tradition and business connecting the interdisciplinary and practical implications of philosophy, theology, law, literature, economics and other social science disciplines.


The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. and be eligible for promotion to or appointment at the rank of full professor. The successful candidate will have a record of exemplary research, teaching and academic leadership. The candidate’s research will display the interdisciplinary engagement of Catholic social thought and business as well as a larger commitment to the complementarity of faith and reason to sustain and develop the richness and breadth of the Catholic intellectual tradition. The standard teaching load for the holder of the chair and the institute director is expected to be two courses per year, including opportunities to teach on the graduate level. The successful candidate will also be expected to display administrative skills in organizing conferences, seminars, workshops, and other activities to foster the relationship of Catholic social thought and business.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The University of St. Thomas has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit, the University welcomes nominations and applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.

The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration candidates should apply before November 15, 2015.

Special Instructions to Candidates:

Applications should be submitted online at https://jobs.stthomas.edu and must include a curriculum vitae. You will be asked to copy/paste a position specific cover letter into your application.

Applicants should complete the reference section of the application. No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate.

For further information, please contact: Michael Naughton (mjnaughton@stthomas.edu; 651-962-5712).

Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Job Position: Assistant Professor

The Department for Global Business and Trade (Welthandel) is currently inviting applications for afulltime Assistant Professor position, tenure track (post-doc, employee subject to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff - Angestellte/r gemäß Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten; gross monthly salary, paid 14 times per year: € 3.546,- (individual extra remuneration is negotiable). This employee position will be limited to a period of 6 years, starting on January 01, 2016 (commencement date subject to change).

Please note that under the terms of the WU personnel development plan, the position of Assistant Professor, tenure track, is limited to an employment period of not more than six years. For this position, a qualification agreement can be considered after a period of two years, pursuant to § 27 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. After successful fulfillment of any qualification agreement made, employment can be made permanent.

The candidate is expected to pursue an active research agenda in the area of "Leadership, Management, and Business Across Institutional and Cultural Boundaries" aiming at top journal publications (e.g. FT45, ABS Ranking). Furthermore, the candidate is expected to be strongly interested in collaborating with the different institutes of the department and to contribute to the overall academic standing of WU and the department in the international scientific community. It is also expected that the candidate actively applies for externally funded research projects. The candidate should be committed to excellence in teaching both at graduate and post-graduate levels. The teaching load will be four courses per year each course with 22.5 contact hours. Depending on the candidate's background, the candidate may teach courses in one or several of the department's programs such as the "CEMS Master in International Management", the "Master in Export and Internationalization Management", the "Master in Supply Chain Management", and/or one of the department's Bachelor specializations.

WU offers a competitive salary and substantial flexibility as to how the teaching load can be distributed across years (including sabbatical options). Furthermore, WU offers a generous travel budget for conferences, a large and professionally managed system of research support, and financial bonuses for publications in A and A+ journals.

Your Profile:
Applicants should possess:

The candidates who have been shortlisted after an initial screening are expected to attend a hearing at WU. The department can reimburse applicants' travel and lodging expenses within certain limits as part of the selection and hiring process.

For details of the position, please contact the head of the selection committee Prof. Phillip Nell, Institute for International Business (IIB) via email: phillip.nell@wu.ac.at.

More information on the department and the department's institutes can be found here.

Reference Number: 2888

Application materials can be submitted online until September 30, 2015.

Apply here

York University, Canada

Job Position: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor

The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-stream Assistant Professor position in the area of Business & Society to commence July 1, 2016. Applicants must hold a PhD (or completion by July 1, 2016) in one of the social sciences, an interdisciplinary social scientific program or a related field (e.g., ethics, political philosophy, history, critical management studies). Applicants should have an ongoing program of interdisciplinary research which focuses critically on the conduct and regulation of business, economic affairs and their social implications. Demonstrated excellence or the promise of excellence in both teaching and in research and publication is expected in at least one of the following areas: social economy; law, governance & policy; ethics in economics & business; heterodox economics; sustainable business & alternative economic development; business, inequality & social exclusion. The ability to teach courses in more than one of the program streams would be a major asset. In addition, applicants should have the breadth and versatility to teach the core courses of the Business & Society undergraduate program. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The deadline for applications is October 30, 2015. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Candidates should submit a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, samples of scholarly writing, and a teaching dossier including institutional teaching evaluations (where available), and arrange for three signed confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Professor J.J. McMurtry, Chair, Department of Social Science, S754 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.
Email: ela@yorku.ca - (Subject line: "Business & Society Position").


Cambridge Journal of Economics, 39 (5)

Mary V. Wrenn: Agency and neoliberalism

Marco Veronese Passarella, Hervé Baron: Capital’s humpback bridge: ‘financialisation’ and the rate of turnover in Marx’s economic theory

Ian Gough: Climate change and sustainable welfare: the centrality of human needs

Armon Rezai: Demand and distribution in integrated economies

Annina Kaltenbrunner, Juan Pablo Painceira: Developing countries’ changing nature of financial integration and new forms of external vulnerability: the Brazilian experience

Ian Gregory-Smith, Brian G. M. Main: Heads I win, tails you lose? A career analysis of executive pay and corporate performance

Carolina Troncoso Baltar: Inflation and economic growth in an open developing country: the case of Brazil

David Kiefer, Codrina Rada: Profit maximising goes global: the race to the bottom

John B. Davis: Stratification economics and identity economics

André Nassif, Carmem Feijó, Eliane Araújo: Structural change and economic development: is Brazil catching up or falling behind?

Olivier Allain: Tackling the instability of growth: a Kaleckian-Harrodian model with an autonomous expenditure component

Robert Van Horn, Ross B. Emmett: Two trajectories of democratic capitalism in the post-war Chicago school: Frank Knight versus Aaron Director

Nicholas Snowden: What really caused the Great Recession? Rhyme and repetition in a theme from the 1930s

Ecological Economics, 117: Special Issue on "In markets we trust? Contrasting views on the performance of market based instruments in global environmental governance"

Edited by Erik Gomez-Baggethun and Roldan Muradian

Victoria Marin-Burgos, Joy S. Clancy, Jon C. Lovett: Contesting legitimacy of voluntary sustainability certification schemes: Valuation languages and power asymmetries in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil in Colombia

M. Carbajales-Dale, S. Krumdieck, P. BodgerErratum: Global energy modelling — A biophysical approach (GEMBA) part 2: Methodology

Joshua Farley, Abdon Schmitt Filho, Matthew Burke, Marigo Farr: Extending market allocation to ecosystem services: Moral and practical implications on a full and unequal planet

Arvind Ashta: How Much is Enough? Money and the Good Life, R. Skidelsky, E. Skidelsky. Penguin Books, London, U.K. (2013)

David Lempert: How much is saving humanity and/or our planet worth?Accounting for Biodiversity, Michael Jones (Ed.). Earthscan/Routledge, London (2014)

Erik Gómez-Baggethun, Roldan Muradian: In markets we trust? Setting the boundaries of Market-Based Instruments in ecosystem services governance

Kristofer Dittmer, Kenneth Boulding: A voice crying in the wilderness (Great Thinkers in Economics), Robert Scott. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York (2015)

Arild Vatn: Markets in environmental governance. From theory to practice

Julian Rode, Erik Gómez-Baggethun, Torsten Krause: Motivation crowding by economic incentives in conservation policy: A review of the empirical evidence

J.C. Rodríguez-de-Francisco, J. Budds: Payments for environmental services and control over conservation of natural resources: The role of public and private sectors in the conservation of the Nima watershed, Colombia

Janet A. Fisher, Katrina Brown: Reprint of „Ecosystem services concepts and approaches in conservation: Just a rhetorical tool?“

Arturo Balderas Torres, Douglas C. MacMillan, Margaret Skutsch, Jon C. Lovett: Reprint of ‘Yes-in-my-backyard’: Spatial differences in the valuation of forest services and local co-benefits for carbon markets in México

Sven Wunder: Revisiting the concept of payments for environmental services

Stijn Neuteleers, Bart Engelen: Talking money: How market-based valuation can undermine environmental protection

International Journal of Political Economy, 44 (2)

Gérard Duménil & Dominique Lévy: Neoliberal Managerial Capitalism

William Lazonick: When Managerial Capitalism Embraced Shareholder-Value Ideology

Gérard Duménil & Dominique Lévy: A Reply to William Lazonick’s Comment on our “Neoliberal Managerial Capitalism: Another Reading of the Piketty, Saez, and Zucman Data”

Fred Moseley: Piketty and Marginal Productivity Theory

Luis Villanueva: Connecting Patterns of Technical Change and Income Inequality

Sergio Cesaratto: Balance of Payments or Monetary Sovereignty? In Search of the EMU’s Original Sin

Marc Lavoie: The Eurozone Crisis: A Balance-of-Payments Problem or a Crisis Due to a Flawed Monetary Design?

Marxism 21, 12 (3): Special Issue on "Piketty after Marx"

Hans Despain: Marxian Critique of Piketty’s Hyperliberalism: Financial Expropriation and Contemporary Marxian Political Economy

Fred Moseley: Piketty and Marginal Productivity Theory: A Superficial Application of a Very Unrealistic Theory

Takao Fujimoto: Too Indirect to Be Effective: Comments on Piketty

Makoto Itoh: Political Economy of Disparities Re-expanded: Comments on Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Hiroshi Ohnishi & Ryo Kanae: Piketty’s r>g is Caused by Labor Exploitation: A Proof by Marxian Optimal Growth Theory

Review of International Political Economy, 22 (4)

Stephen Golub, Ayse Kaya & Michael Reay: What were they thinking? The Federal Reserve in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis

Carolin Liss & J.C. Sharman: Global corporate crime-fighters: Private transnational responses to piracy and money laundering

Erin Lockwood: Predicting the unpredictable: Value-at-risk, performativity, and the politics of financial uncertainty

Jeffrey M. Chwieroth: Professional ties that bind: how normative orientations shape IMF conditionality

Francesca Gambarotto & Stefano Solari: The peripheralization of Southern European capitalism within the EMU

Dimitrios Soudis: Credit Rating Agencies and the IPE: Not as influential as thought?

Richard W. Carney: The stabilizing state: State capitalism as a response to financial globalization in one-party regimes

The Economic and Labour Relations Review, Special Collection: Women’s Agency at Work

Janet Sayers, Jane Parker, Julie Douglas, Katherine Ravenswood, and Rae Cooper: Introduction to Special Collection: Women’s agency at work

Susie Jacobs, Bénédicte Brahic, and Marta Medusa Olaiya: Sexual harassment in an east African agribusiness supply chain

Sue Ledwith and Janet Munakamwe: Gender, union leadership and collective bargaining: Brazil and South Africa

Sue Williamson: A case study of regulatory confusion: Paid parental leave and public servants

Sue Williamson, Rae Cooper, and Marian Baird: Job-sharing among teachers: Positive, negative (and unintended) consequences

Stephen Clibborn: Why undocumented immigrant workers should have workplace rights

Alexander Reilly: Low-cost labour or cultural exchange? Reforming the Working Holiday visa programme

The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought

Reinhard Schumacher: Adam Smith and the “rich country–poor country” debate: eighteenth-century views on economic progress and international trade

Shin Kubo: Political economy at mid-nineteenth-century Cambridge: reform, free trade, and the figure of Ricardo

Vito Fragnelli & Gianfranco Gambarelli: John Forbes Nash (1928–2015)

Ryan Walter: Utilitarianism and Malthus' Virtue Ethics: Respectable, Virtuous and Happy, by Sergio Cremaschi/Malthus: The Life and Legacies of an Untimely Prophet, by Robert J. Mayhew

Rolf Peter Sieferle: Globalisation and the Critique of Political Economy. New Insights from Marx's Writings, by Lucia Pradella

Christian Gehrke: David Ricardo (Great Thinkers in Economics. Series Editor: Anthony P. Thirlwall), by John E. King

Carlos Bastien: Readings and translations of Karl Marx in Portugal (1852–1914)

Naveen Kanalu: Krishna Bharadwaj's “Return to Classical Theory”: an attempt towards an archaeological reconstruction

Christian Ydesen: The Hayek–Sraffa controversy in 1932 – a philosophy of science perspective

Work, Employment & Society, 29 (5)

Karon Gush, James Scott, and Heather Laurie: Households’ responses to spousal job loss: ‘all change’ or ‘carry on as usual’?

Petteri Raito and Eero Lahelma: Coping with unemployment among journalists and managers

Ásta Snorradóttir, Kristinn Tómasson, Rúnar Vilhjálmsson, and Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir: The health and well-being of bankers following downsizing: a comparison of stayers and leavers

Julie Prowse and Peter Prowse: Flexible working and work–life balance: midwives’ experiences and views

Ian Kessler, Paul Heron, and Sue Dopson: Managing patient emotions as skilled work and being ‘one of us’

Magnus Granberg: The ideal worker as real abstraction: labour conflict and subjectivity in nursing

Valeria Pulignano, Guglielmo Meardi, and Nadja Doerflinger: Trade unions and labour market dualisation: a comparison of policies and attitudes towards agency and migrant workers in Germany and Belgium

Stefania Marino: Trade unions, special structures and the inclusion of migrant workers: on the role of union democracy

Andy Hodder and Paul Edwards: The essence of trade unions: understanding identity, ideology and purpose

Graeme Currie and Charlotte Croft: Examining hybrid nurse managers as a case of identity transition in healthcare: developing a balanced research agenda

Adrian Madden, Catherine Bailey, and Reverend Canon Jean Kerr: ‘For this I was made’: conflict and calling in the role of a woman priest

Books and Book Series

Finance as Warfare

By Michael Hudson | 2015, WEA Books


  1. Finance as warfare
  2. Piketty vs. the classical economic reformers
  3. Incorporating the rentier sectors into a financial model with Dirk Bezemer
  4. From the bubble economy to debt deflation and privatization
  5. How economic theory came to ignore the role of debt
  6. The use and abuse of mathematical economics
  7. U.S. “quantitative easing” is fracturing the global economy

Link to the book is available here.

Making Money in Sixteenth-Century: France Currency, Culture, and the State

By Jotham Parsons | 2014, Cornell University Press

Coinage and currency—abstract and socially created units of value and power—were basic to early modern society. By controlling money, the people sought to understand and control their complex, expanding, and interdependent world. In Making Money in Sixteenth-Century France, Jotham Parsons investigates the creation and circulation of currency in France. The royal Cour des Monnaies centralized monetary administration, expanding its role in the emerging modern state during the sixteenth century and assuming new powers as an often controversial repository of theoretical and administrative expertise.

The Cour des Monnaies, Parsons shows, played an important role in developing the contemporary understanding of money, as a source of both danger and opportunity at the center of economic and political life. More practically, the Monnaies led generally successful responses to the endemic inflation of the era and the monetary chaos of a period of civil war. Its work investigating and prosecuting counterfeiters shone light into a picaresque world of those who used the abstract and artificial nature of money for their own ends. Parsons's broad, multidimensional portrait of money in early modern France also encompasses the literature of the age, in which money's arbitrary and dangerous power was a major theme.

Link to the book is available here.

Post Keynesian Theory and Policy: A Realistic Analysis of the Market Oriented Capitalist Economy

By Paul Davidson | 2015, Edward Elgar

How did economic “experts” worldwide fail to predict the financial crisis of 2007-2008? Eminent economist Paul Davidson discusses how mainstream economic theory may not be applicable to the world of experience. Post Keynesian theory is designed to be applicable to the real world, and this book demonstrates how applying it to policy formulation could help practically resolve economic problems. Davidson goes on to demonstrate how many Post Keynesian economists warned of the impending financial crisis as early as 2002.

Post Keynesian Theory and Policy challenges the axioms on which orthodox economic theory is based and argues against their applicability to a money using, market oriented economy. It explores the basis for Keynes’s revolutionary general theory and seeks to dispel misconceptions often found in orthodox textbooks. This accessible and expertly constructed book explains why modern economies use money denominated contracts to organize all market transactions for production and exchange and why the law of comparative advantage argument for free trade is not applicable to mass production industries’ exports and imports.

This book is a valuable resource for professional economists as well as students and academics in economics, political science, and history, who will appreciate its new perspective and analysis of global financial events.

Link to the book is available here.

The Economy of the Hamster

By Mauro Gallegati | 2015, WEA Books

This book imagines an economy that could be possible if we managed to emancipate ourselves from the hegemony of living to consume – and thus working to consume – instead of living well. It imagines a change of paradigm, which would result from us understanding that we are in a finite world, in a Malthusian environment mitigated by process innovations, where humanity interacts with the environment. Only by imagining that human needs are infinite, and non-renewable resources are also unlimited, can we conceive the possibility of endless growth of production. In a finite world like ours, the second law of thermodynamics still stands and, therefore, even if technology could develop indefinitely, sooner or later it would clash with the limits of non-reproducible resources. What this book tries to outline is that, even though there is no upper limit, or number of product units, or GDP, to enforce the sustainability of growth, we take possession of the future which, as a generation, is not ours. But there’s more. While acknowledging that energy and resource-saving technological progress is able to shift the possible GDP (defined as that level of product which does not compromise reproducibility), we must question ourselves on the role of economy as being functional to man and not vice versa, where we work to live (well) and not vice versa.

Link to the book is available here.

The Great Crash of 1929: A Reconciliation of Theory and Evidence

By Ali Kabiri | 2014, Palgrave MacMillan

There were many changes in the USA in the post WW1 Period and the 1920s. A housing boom, new theories on finance and stock pricing models, high inflation rates, increases in the money supply, and a technology boom all took place to create a very exciting and dangerous period for investors. It was the most infamous 'boom and bust' episode in modern history and one which is again the subject of heated debate as the field of economics clashes over the presence of asset bubbles and their implications for economic policy. With new data and over 100 years of stock market returns, the actual models used by investors, together with new findings from modern research, Ali Kabiri offers the reader the chance to investigate what drove stocks so high and then caused them to crash. He thoroughly re-examines all the unanswered questions on 1929 and, using new data sets, he allows the reader to understand the changes which led to the 1920s stock market boom and the 1929 crash and answers the key question of whether 1929 was a bubble or not, and which part of the bubble, if present, could have been anticipated. The Great Crash of 1929 is an ideal resource for those interested in financial history, historical finance, behavioural economics, financial markets and the history of economic thought.

Link to the book is available here.

The Scientist and the Church

By Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan | 2015, WEA Books

The Scientist and the Church is a wide-ranging biography of research, showcasing Bichler and Nitzan’s attempts to break through the stifling dogmas of the academic church and chart a new scientific cosmology of capitalism. Central to the authors’ work is the notion that capital is not a productive economic category but capitalized power, and that capitalism should be conceived and researched not as a mode of production and consumption but as a mode of power.

The articles collected in this volume outline the general contours of their approach, flesh out some of their recent research and offer personal insights into the broader politics of their journey. The first chapters reexamine the common foundations of the neoclassical and Marxist doctrines, sketch the contours of the authors’ alternative cosmology of capitalized power, identify the asymptotes – or limits – of this power and explore the all-encompassing logic of modern finance. Subsequent chapters research the connection between redistribution and cyclical crises, reassess the Marxist nexus between imperialism and financialism, rethink the oft-misunderstood role of crime and punishment in the capitalist mode of power and articulate a new theory and history of Middle-East energy conflicts. The closing chapters include two big-picture interviews, as well as riveting reflections on the authors’ own scientific clashes with the church.

Link to the book is available here.

Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants

2 PhD scholarships at Greenwich University

Project Title: Traders’ behaviour and social networks: an intra-day data analysis of the exchange rate market, of its manipulation, and of its reactions to the news, Faculty of Business

Project Title: Influencer Dynamics Online, Faculty of Business

New PhD program: "Methods and Models for Economic Decisions" (Varese, 2015)

The University of Insubria, Varese, Italy, has launched a new PhDprogram in “Methods and Models for Economic Decisions.”

The program is entirely in English and focuses on the economics of decision making, but welcomes students with research interests in the history and methodology of the economic theory of decision.

The deadline for applications is SEPTEMBER 30, 2015.

Short description

Application Requirements

Graduate degree in related discipline; personal data and CV; up to 3 reference letters. See full list of requirements at the University's website.

Topic and goals

The PhD program in Methods and Models for Economic Decisions trains young researchers to master the variety of theoretical and applied approaches that are used in economics and management theory for analyzing decision-making processes.


The faculty includes members of the Economics Department at Insubria University as well as scholars from Italian and foreign Universities who collaborates with the University.

First year

Students attend courses at Insubria University. Courses include: Mathematical Methods for Decision Making; Economic Theories of Decision Making; Econometrics for Decision Making; Multi-objective Optimization; Decision Making in Economic-Historical Perspective; Taxation, Income Distribution and Individual Decisions; Transport Decision Making; Applied Health Economics; Decision-Making Issues in Entrepreneurial and Family Firms.

Second and third years

Under the supervision of a faculty member, students develop their own research program and work on their research papers. Students are strongly encouraged to spend part of the second and third years in foreign research institutions. During research periods abroad, the amount of the scholarship is increased by 50%.

PhD dissertation

The dissertation is usually made of three research papers and is delivered at the end of the third year.

More information is available at the University's website.


Union for Radical Political Economy

The link to the latest issue of the URPE newsletter is available here.

Calls for Support

Greenwich University seeks for 11 issues of the Thames Papers in Political Economy

Dear Colleagues,

At Greenwich we are creating digital copies of the Thames Papers in Political Economy to make available at the University Library. Special thanks to Philip Arestis and Yiannis Kitromilides, who donated their collection, but 11 issues listed below are missing; if you have them could you share with me such that we can make this precious collection fully available:

Chick | Victoria
Keynesians, Monetarists and Keynes: the End of the Debate – or a Beginning?
Thames Papers in Political Economy | Spring1978

Eichner Alfred S.
The Post-Keynesian Panadigm and Macrodynamic Modelling
Thames Papers in Political Economy | Spring 1982

Skott | Peter
An Essay on Keynes and General Equilibrium Theory
Thames Papers in Political Economy | Summer 1983

Arestis | Philip | Thames Polytechnic | School of Social Sciences
Driver | Ciaran
The Macrodynamics of the US and UK Economics Through Two Post-Keynesian Models
Thames Papers in Political Economy | Summer 1984

Shackle | G. L. S.
General Thought – Schemes and the Economist
Thames Papers in Political Economy | Autumn 1983

Auerbach | Paul
Market Structure and Firm Behaviour: An Empty Box?
Thames Papers in Political Economy | Autumn 1985

Sawyer | Michael
The Political Economy of the Phillips Curve
Thames Papers in Political Economy | Summer 1987

Morgan | Bob
Can the UK be as Abnormal as Sweden?
Thames Papers in Political Economy | Autumn 1987

Chick | Victoria
Dow | Sheila C.
A Post-Keynesian Perspective on the Relation Between Banking and Regional Development
Thames Papers in Political Economy | Spring 1988

Asimakopulos | A.
The Theoretical Significance of Keynes’s General Theory
Thames Papers in Political Economy | Summer 1988

Dutt A. K.
Competition, Monopoly Power and the Price of Production
Thames Papers in Political Economy | Autumn 1988

If you can send me a scanned e-copy, this would be great; if you cannot, I promise to return your hard copy if you send it to my address below.

We will soon celebrate more than 40 years of Political Economy at Greenwich as one of the homes of the Thames Papers in Political Economy at the then Thames Polytechnic when we launch the new Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre; so a complete collection by then would be much appreciated.

Kind regards

Ozlem Onaran
Professor of Workforce and Economic Development Policy
University of Greenwich
Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre

The Haitian Project seeks Teacher of Economics

Dear colleagues,

I have been contacted ​by people at The Haitian Project to help find a teacher of economics for a seven month position beginning in November 2015 at the Louverture Cleary School, a tuition-free residential Catholic institution for students in grades 7-13. The requirements are a BS/BA degree in areas such as economics, finance, and/or accounting, and a commitment to Catholic social teaching.

Here is a link providing more detailed information: Teach in Haiti.

This is largely a volunteer position that provides support for travel, housing at the school, meals, and a stipend.

If any of you or your recent graduates are interested, please e-mail me at zalewski@providence.edu. Thank you.

David Zalewski