Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Issue 206 December 12, 2016 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

For your convenience and against the backdrop of the upcoming ASSA-conference in Chicago this Newsletter includes a compilation of links to the programs of all those associations, which take a heterodox or otherwise critical view on economic issues and developments. While the ASSA is a joint conference of many different associations in economics and beyond (the acronym ASSA refers to the "Allied Social Sciences Associations"), the program and orientation of this conference is strongly coined by the American Economic Association (AEA), which plays a leading role in the planning and organization of the ASSA-conference series.

Although the AEA is today a firmly mainstream economic association, this has not always be the case as a recent article by Marshall Steinbaum and Bernhard Weisberger in the Chronicle of Higher Education recalls. In this piece the authors point to the 'radical roots' of the AEA and quote out of some drafts for its first platform from 1885, which, for instance, noted that...

"While we recognize the necessity of individual initiative in industrial life, we hold that the doctrine of laissez-faire is unsafe in politics and unsound in morals; and that it suggests an inadequate explanation of the relations between the state and the citizens. [...] We hold that the conflict of labor and capital has brought to the front a vast number of social problems whose solution is impossible without the united efforts of Church, state, and science."

It is noteworthy that - similar to many works in heterodox economics - this statement posits an inherent instability of capitalist economies, which is much at odds with the mainstream's default assumption that economies converge towards stable equilibria. Unsurprisingly, this more critical stance was itself subject to cyclical change and vanished in the subsequent years as power within the new-found AEA shifted. Also, the AEA's founding figure, Richard T. Ely, moved towards conservatism in his later years. Nonetheless, this example shows how alternative views on the nature of capitalism and the economy have once been at the heart of the discipline. With some patience, we might even witness their return...

All the best,


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Table of contents

Call for Papers

15th Globelics International Conference (Athens, 2017)

11-13 October, 2017 | Athens, Greece

Globelics is a worldwide network of more than 2000 scholars engaged in research on how innovation and competence building contribute to economic and sustainable development. The network is open and diverse in terms of disciplines, perspectives and research tools.

It was conceived at the very beginning of the new millennium. Inspired by the work of Christopher Freeman and Richard Nelson, the network was initially developed through conversations among scholars in the South and in the North and developed by economists and experts on innovation systems. Over time the network has integrated expertise from a wider social science background and experts on broader aspects of development.

One of its main activities is the Annual Globelics Conference, which brings together around 400 leading and young scholars from all over the world. The Conference also aims at building research capacity and orienting research toward the local challenges of the host country.

The next annual Globelics Conference will be held in Greece, in Athens, on October 11-13, 2017. The Conference will be organised by the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics (LIEE) at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), the oldest (established in 1837) and most prestigious academic institution in Greece in the field of Technology and Engineering. LIEE/NTUA is a well-established academic unit, active in socioeconomic research with particular focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, ICTs, energy and sustainable development in Greece and Europe. The Laboratory has also developed particular competencies in policy analysis, and in the design and implementation of empirical research and has participated in more than 130 research projects during the last 25 years.

Athens will be the first European city to host the Globelics annual conference. This was considered as an opportunity to highlight the challenges for a country hit by the recent economic crisis. Innovation and competence building in the context of industrial and institutional change is considered to be of great importance when envisaging a strategy out of the crisis.

The general issues to be addressed during the annual conference are the following:

  1. Inequality in the age of Globalization: Widening disparities within countries, regions, and social classes. Do we need new approaches?

  2. Slowdown in the global economic growth, stagnation and depression in large parts of the globe. Has the era of easy economic growth ended?

  3. Do we need to tackle new challenges related to innovation and capacity building in addition to our systems of innovation approach? New challenges for open science and open innovation.

  4. What is the role of the different type of actors (State, local authorities, Continental entities, knowledge institutions, productive, political and social actors) in shaping innovation and capacity building in a context of uneven globalization, financialisation, austerity policies, environmental and social risk?

  5. How can innovating out of the crisis systems of policies be designed and implemented at different levels, and in different areas of the world?

An indicative conference track:

Email: globelics.athens.2017@gmail.com

Please find further information can be found at the Globelics website.

33rd EGOS Colloquium: "The Good Organization: Aspirations, Interventions, Struggles" (Copenhagen, 2017)

6–8 July, 2017 | Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark

General Theme

You will soon discover that Copenhagen is a city of bridges and that these play a key role in the organization of its economic and civic life; it is for that reason that perhaps our most famous bridge has found its way into our logo. In the past, our ancestors, the Vikings, sailed the oceans and created a solid self-perception among Danes of belonging to a great maritime nation.

We have now taken to building bridges instead of sailing out to conquer the world. It is good for business, good for branding our talents for engineering and design, and not least good for public life, opening up new views of the city and enhancing its flow.

But as we know, bridges don’t just appear out of nowhere, they are complex organizational projects driven by aspirations, interventions and struggles.

As landmarks, bridges typically illustrate aspirations to greatness. Bridges are simultaneously interventions in the environment and in society. They can make a ferry line and hundreds of jobs obsolete, demand expropriation of houses, disturb natural habitats, or bring together disjointed neighborhoods. And bridges and struggles go together. If you visit the harbor of Copenhagen, you will see a bridge where the ends do not yet meet. It has been standing like that for a long time, due to technical, political and organizational problems. And if you try to cross the Øresund Bridge to Sweden right now, you will find a once quick and easy trip mired in the administrative politics of the refugee crisis; a crisis where Good Organization appears, at present, notably lacking.

The 33rd EGOS Colloquium in Copenhagen offers a bridge to discussions concerning the aspirations, interventions and struggles for The Good Organization.

We consider The Good Organization both a tempting prospect and a project inherently ridden with tensions. Would it ever make sense to talk about “The” Good Organization? What is to count as “Good”? What makes Organization?


Please note:

Time period for submission of short papers:

The Calls for Short Papers for the sub-themes at the EGOS Colloquium 2017 in Copenhagen are listed below!

For any questions regarding the 33 EGOS Colloquium 2017 in Copenhagen, please contact

More details can be found at the conference website.

7th Annual Conference in Political Economy (Berlin, 2017)

13-15 September, 2017 | Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany

Call for Papers and Activist Proposals

International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) Critical Political Economy Research Network (CPERN) Berlin Institute for International Political Economy (IPE)

Theme: The Political Economy of Inequalities and Instabilities in the 21st Century

IIPPE, CPERN and IPE call for general submissions for the Conference but particularly welcome those on its core themes of inequalities and instabilities, which will be the focus for the plenary sessions. Proposals for presentations will, however, be considered on all aspects of political economy. New participants committed to political economy, interdisciplinarity, history of economic thought, critique of mainstream economics, and/or their application to policy analysis and activism are encouraged to submit an abstract.

Submissions may be made as (a) proposals for individual papers (b) proposals for panels (c) proposals for streams of panels (d) proposals on activism. CPERN is looking particularly for papers and panels on the themes of inequality and instability in the areas of critical global political economy, as explained further in the Electronic Proposal Form.

To submit a proposal, please go to the following Electronic Proposal Form, and follow the instructions carefully. Copy and paste the link into your Internet browser if not working with a click:


The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2017. All other deadline dates are stated in the Electronic Proposal Form.

The Conference Organising Committee: Al Campbell, Trevor Evans, Niels Hahn, Phoebe Moore, Alfredo Saad Filho

For general information about IIPPE, its Working Groups, and the Conference, click here. For general information about CPERN, click here. For general information about IPE click here.

Academic Workshop on "Economics and management of workplace democracy, employee participation, and emerging organisational models" (Leeds, 2017)

4 May, 2017 | Leeds University Business School, UK

The WPART Project and the Leeds University Business School are organising an academic workshop on the “Economics and management of workplace democracy, employee participation, and emerging organizational models”. Topics include cooperatives, labour-managed firms, employee ownership, codetermination, works councils, etc. Contributions in areas such as sharing economy, platform cooperativism, collaborative consumption, purpose-based entrepreneurship and commons-based peer production are also highly welcome. We welcome theoretical, empirical, and experimental research from economics, management, business studies, and related disciplines. Up to 8-9 high-quality papers will be selected to be presented at the workshop.

Completed papers or extended abstracts can be submitted by e-mail to Dr. Gabriel Burdin (g.burdin@leeds.ac.uk). Submissions are due by March 13, 2017. Notification of acceptance: March 20, 2017.

The workshop is planned as part of the Leeds Festival of Economics, Democracy, and the Workplace (4-5 May 2017). Keynotes: Profs John Pencavel (Stanford University) and Samuel Bowles (University of Massachusetts Amherst).


A limited amount of funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses may be available for participants without institutional funding.

Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) 20th Anniversary Conference (Rotterdam, 2017)

22-24 March, 2017 | Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

Extended Deadline for Abstracts: 30th December 2016

An international conference on all aspects of philosophy of economics to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE).

Keynote Speakers

Call for Submissions

We welcome proposals for contributed papers on all aspects of the philosophy of economics, including

Special Track Happiness and Wellbeing

We especially encourage submissions related to happiness and wellbeing, for inclusion in interdisciplinary parallel sessions surrounding these themes. These will take place on March 22, 2017 and are organised in relation to the Erasmus Happiness Week and the 'Good Economy'.

Erasmus Happiness Week and the 'Good Economy'

The EIPE 20th anniversary conference is embedded in the 'Erasmus Happiness Week'. In the week of March 20-24, 2017 two contiguous conferences take place: the Erasmus Happiness Research Organization (eHero) organises a conference on the theme of `The Happy Economy' from March 20-22, 2017. On March 22, 2017, the two conferences will overlap under the theme 'The Good Economy', and feature several happiness speakers, the keynote talk by Erik Angner, and interdisciplinary parallel sessions on the theme of 'Happiness and Wellbeing'.

Abstract submission

Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE)

EIPE, founded 20 years ago, is one the world's leading research institutes in philosophy and economics and host to a highly acclaimed graduate programme. The research topics covered at EIPE span all branches of philosophy and economics, including foundations of economic theory, rationality, economic methodology and ethical aspects of economics.

Further Information:

Forum for Social Economics: Special Issue on "Karl Marx's Social Economics Contemporary Relevance, Bicentennial"

The Forum for Social Economics will be publishing a special issue of the journal on the contemporary relevance of Karl Marx to social economics, in the light of the bicentennial of his birth. In August 2016 the idea for this special issue was born and now we are inviting Titles and Abstracts (100-200 words) from interested scholars and policy-analysts. We will be accepting these from now until the 15 January 2017.

There is a long tradition of works on Marx’s social economics, such as by John Elliott, E.K. Hunt and Ron Stanfield. There is also a long tradition of expanding Marx’s social economics through innovative new perspectives, concepts and applications. The bicentennial gives us a fresh opportunity to review and generate creative new expansions to Marx’s social economics.

For instance, you may want to write a paper on one of the following topics in Marx’s social economics:

We look forward very much to hearing from you.

Historical Materialism Conference: "Resurgent radicalism in a polarizing world" (New York City, 2017)

21-23 April, 2017 | New York University, NYC, US

One hundred years after the Russian Revolution and ten years since the beginning of the current financial crisis, the world capitalist system appears volatile but stable. The current conjuncture, with all its turbulence and uncertainty, offers glimmers of hope in the form of resurgent left militancy and oppositional electoral socialism.

Meanwhile, an empowered right has also been emboldened by the instability of the twin crises of politics and capital. This is an age of social uncertainty – pregnant with political possibility as well as peril – that signals a crisis of strategy: what routes to revolutionary change are historically appropriate in the age of rebounding ‘socialisms’? As always, the Left’s prospects are globally uneven. Popular interest in electoral socialism has taken hold in the capitalist heartland, while a combative right has stymied the so called “Pink Tide” in Latin America, and the liberatory promise of the Arab Spring has turned to devastation and warfare. Ecological disaster and economic stagnation, war and mass migration, new ethno-nationalisms and constitutional autocracies, struggles around race and citizenship, the rising profile of economic inequality and the reimagination of gender, constitute the new landscape of political struggle. The vacuum created by the institutional decline of the forces of official reform has opened up the terrain on which these battles are presently fought.

Marxism’s place in this uncertain and volatile world appears less and less marginal – both as a result of the re-popularization of some of its basic critiques and because, as a theoretical practice, it is uniquely capable of making sense of the chaos. Still, the gap between theory and practice has only widened as the crisis of the Left and the workers’ movements have deepened since the mid 20th Century. The question of how to bridge this divide is urgent, given the concomitant rise of both far right and socialist politics, and the undoubtedly novel terrain upon which those politics converge. What renewals of radical Left theory and practice does the centenary of the Russian Revolution hold in store for us? How can Marxist thought intervene to bring more clarity to the economic, social, cultural, and political developments in an increasingly polarized world?

We invite you to New York City in the Spring of 2017 to discuss and debate these questions with us at the biannual Historical Material Conference. We ask you to consider the following themes in crafting your panel or presentation proposals, which are due by January 8th, 2017, and should be limited to 300 words. All panel proposals should be accompanied by a title and abstracts for each participating paper.

Proposals for papers or panels can be submitted through here

History and Economics Session @ the 2017 Scottish Economic Society Conference (Perth, 2017)

24-26 April, 2017 | Perth, Scotland

The History of Economic Thought Society is sponsoring a session at the Annual Conference of the Scottish Economic Society (24-26 April 2017, Perth) on the historical dimensions of economics. Papers may focus on themes drawn broadly from economic history or the history of economic thought. Methodological topics allied to these fields of inquiry are also very welcome.

Extended abstracts (2 pages, 750w) or full papers should be submitted by 16 January 2017 to m.klaes@scemes.org

Matthias Klaes, Scottish Centre for Economic Methodology (SCEME)
Ioannis Theodossiou, University of Aberdeen


International Conference on "Karl Heinrich Marx, 1818–2018" (Lyon, 2017)

27-29 September, 2017 | Lyon, France

2018 marks the year of the bicentenary of Karl Marx's birth. On this occasion, a conference co-organized by the research centre Triangle and the European Journal of the History of Economic Thought will be held in Lyon to recall Marx's achievements as an economist and political philosopher.

Was Marx the “odd man out”, a “crank”, whose contribution defies any conventional classification and assessment? Was he a “minor post Ricardian”, as has been contended? Was he a genius of political economy, whose statements contain indubitable truths, as some of his followers maintain? The questions to be dealt with include the following: What is the relationship between Marx's philosophical training in Hegel and Kant and his political economy? What is the relationship between his political economy and that of the classical economists? To what extent was he aware of the rise of the marginalist doctrine and how did he react to it? How were his propositions received in the academic and political sphere? How did his message spread around the world? What can we learn from him today? Thanks to the publication of substantial parts of the new MEGA edition, we can now form a much clearer idea of the progress of Marx's work and the reasons why he did not succeed in completing Das Kapital. Contributions that take into account the MEGA are especially welcome.

All proposals of papers (1,000 words at the most) on all aspects of Marx’s thought and writings will be welcome. They must be sent simultaneously to Rebeca Gomez Betancourt (rebeca.gomezbetancourt@univ-lyon2.fr) and Gilbert Faccarello (gilbert.faccarello@u-paris2.fr) no later than 15 February, 2017. (Full papers are due by 15 July, 2017.)

Authors submitting papers do so on the understanding that papers accepted for the conference are eligible for a special issue of the European Journal of the History of Economic Thought.

A special day for PhD students and young researchers

In supplement and as a prelude to this event, the conference will be preceded by a day of lectures and debates around the work of Karl Marx, in order to introduce the Marx studies to PhD students and young research fellows interested in the topic.

Scientific committee

François Allisson (Université de Lausanne). Oleg Ananyin (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow). Riccardo Bellofiore (Università di Bergamo). Ivan Boldyrev (Ruhr-Universität Bochum & National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow). Jérôme de Boyer des Roches (Université Paris- Dauphine). Pierre Dockès (Université Lumière & Triangle, Lyon). Rodolphe Dos Santos Ferreira (Université de Strasbourg). Ragip Ege (Université de Strasbourg). Gilbert Faccarello (Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris). Ludovic Frobert (CNRS/Triangle, École normale supérieure de Lyon). Christian Gehrke (Karl-Franzens Universität & Graz Schumpeter Centre). Rebeca Gomez Betancourt (Université Lumière & Triangle, Lyon). Yinxing Hong (Nanjing University). Masashi Izumo (Kanagawa University, Yokohama). Heinz D. Kurz (Karl-Franzens Universität & Graz Schumpeter Centre). Gary Mongiovi (St. John’s College, New York). Kenji Mori (Tohoku University, Sendai). Wilfried Parys (Universiteit Antwerpen). Fabio Petri (Università di Siena). Jean-Pierre Potier (Université Lumière & Triangle, Lyon). Regina Roth (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin). Neri Salvadori (Università di Pisa). Anwar Shaikh (New School for Social Research, New York). Claire Silvant (Université Lumière & Triangle, Lyon). Susumu Takenaga (Daito Bunka University, Tokyo). Keith Tribe (Independent scholar, Malvern). Roberto Veneziani (Queen Mary University of London). Kiichiro Yagi (Setsunan University, Osaka).

Organizing committee

Gilbert Faccarello (Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris). Ludovic Frobert (CNRS/Triangle, École normale supérieure de Lyon). Rebeca Gomez Betancourt (Université Lumière & Triangle). Jean-Pierre Potier (Université Lumière & Triangle). Claire Silvant (Université Lumière & Triangle).

International Workshop on "Evolution and Co-Evolution of Regional Innovation Processes" (Heilbronn, 2017)

29 June, 2017 | Heilbronn, Germany

Organized by:

Michael Fritsch (Friedrich Schiller University Jena) Muhamed Kudic (University of Bremen) Andreas Pyka (University of Hohenheim)


Over the past decades, a rich and highly interdisciplinary body of literature has emerged that significantly improved our knowledge on innovation processes in regions. One major insight is that innovation most often results from pronounced interactions between different types of actors (inventors, small and large firms of different sectors, public research organizations, etc.) who are embedded in regional innovation systems (RIS). These systems are highly complex entities whose development is driven by interactions among their elements. Particularly the interplay between the different actors of RIS, structural change, processes of entry and exit of actors, and their consequences for innovation processes are still not understood very well.

We aim at attracting cutting-edge contributions that address the interplay between evolutionary, co-evolutionary and regional innovation processes in its different facets. In its most general sense the concept of co-evolution refers to the idea that two or more dimensions (e.g. industries, networks, technologies etc.) change simultaneously and affect each other while they evolve. The implications of such co-evolutionary processes for innovation policy are rather unclear and we still face more questions than answers, such as: what can policy do in order to actively stimulate the development of RIS? What are relevant policy options? What are the consequences for innovation processes and strategies of individual firms?

We particularly invite presentations that help to answer one or several of the following research questions – this list is non-exclusive:


With the planned workshop we aim at providing an inspiring environment for presentation and discussion of most recent finding on the issues raised above. The workshop will be funded by the Dieter Schwarz Stiftung and kindly supported by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Heilbronn-Franken and the Stifterverband, Germany’s largest and most renowned industry initiative promoting innovation, education and science. There is no conference fee. We are able to reimburse travel expenses (economy class) for invited contributions. The organizers aim at publishing main contributions to the Workshop in a special issue of a high-impact academic journal.

Please send your proposal (max. 500 words) until February 28th 2017 to the organizers. Notification about acceptance of contributions will be at March 31st 2017 the latest. Please submit your proposal to: inno@uni-hohenheim.de

Levy Workshop on "Gender and Macro" (NYC, 2017)

13-15 September, 2017 | New York City, US

A workshop organized by the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College with the generous support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

The goal of this workshop is to advance the current framework that integrates gender and unpaid work into macroeconomic analysis and enables the development of gender-aware and equitable economic policies. We are interested in contributions that address the gender implications of macroeconomic processes and policies and examine mechanisms that link gender inequalities to macroeconomic outcomes. These may include but are not limited to:

The types of gender inequalities to be modeled may potentially encompass inequalities in care and unpaid work, labor force participation, employment composition (by sector and/or type of employment, such as formal or informal), education, and access to and utilization of social and financial services.

We invite theoretical contributions that utilize existing and novel macroeconomic modeling approaches as well as empirical studies, in particular those focusing on the dimensions of gender inequalities relevant to the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and other low-income economies. We are also interested in papers that provide a comprehensive picture of the state of the art, identify gaps, and indicate directions for future research.

Accommodation and travel-related expenses will be covered by the workshop organizers. Please submit your abstract using the form found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Ajit Zacharias at zacharia@levy.org.

Important dates:

More details are available here.

Moral Philosophy & Politics: Special Issue on "Normative Aspects of International Trade Agreements"

Guest editor: Dr. Valentin Beck

Moral Philosophy & Politics invites contributions to a special issue focusing on the normative aspects of international trade agreements. Mega-regional trade deals such as TPP, TTIP, CETA and TISA have become the focus of intense public debate as well as a central theme in populist politics. The US 2016 elections have created further uncertainty about the fate of some of the proposed deals. There is however an undiminished necessity to address enduring normative questions concerning the current infrastructure of world trade. Many advocacy groups’ criticisms of trade deals such as TTIP are not founded on fundamental opposition to free trade. They support free trade but insist that trade agreements must be made consistent with democratic regulation, the reduction of economic inequalities, and effective consumer, labour and environmental standards. This special issue will bring together empirically informed normative perspectives to determine whether and how such goals could be achieved through international trade institutions. Contributors are invited to approach this topic from different angles. Theories of democracy and justice within and beyond the state, as well as normative philosophy of economics, might be used to concretely tackle questions such as the following:

Papers should be submitted by the 1st October, 2017, and should not exceed 8000 words; shorter articles will also be accepted for review.

The journal’s manuscript submission site can be found under: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mopp

One-Day Workshop on "Rethinking German Political Economy" (San Francisco, 2017)

30 August, 2017 | Goethe Institute, San Francisco, US

Theme: Rethinking German Political Economy: Lessons for Comparative Theorizing after the Social Democratic Century

One-Day Workshop at the Goethe Institute in San Francisco, 30 August, 2017 (the day before the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association)


Please note: Interested authors should submit a paper abstract of 300-500 words to Sidney Rothstein by January 15, 2017. Each abstract should clearly state how the paper contributes to the intellectual agenda spelled out in this document. Moreover, it should clarify the paper’s empirical basis. We will send out acceptance notices in early February and expect invited authors to commit to participating by April 15, 2017.

We will provide each workshop participant with room and board for one day. There might also be further travel support available. When you submit your abstract, please indicate your level of need for financial assistance.

The full Call for Papers is available here (pdf).

Science, Technology & Human Values: Special Issue on "Economic Assumptions"

Call for Papers: Science as Culture (SaC) Forum: Economic Assumptions

Economic assumptions underpin an enormous range of expert judgements regarding technoscience and beyond. Such assumptions frequently remain implicit, meaning that they are unaccountable despite being powerful influences on an array of decisions, policies, media representations, public engagements, professional expertise, etc. Examples of these assumptions include the following: how livelihoods relate to rising GDP; how human behaviour relates to competitive individualism; how government policies relate to notions of efficiency and cost-benefit analysis; how innovation relates to capital-intensive technology; how technology relates to social progress and societal benefits; how technoscientific development relates to financial returns; how successful product development relates to price, quality, public acceptance; etc. (Muniesa 2014; Birch 2016; Roy and King 2016). For all such issues, the underlying assumptions are normative and constitutive, even if claiming to be merely descriptive.

Some time ago scholars like Michel Callon (1998) and Donald MacKenzie (2001) turned an STS lens onto forms of economic expertise and knowledge; they highlighted how the economy is performatively constituted by economic ideas. Philip Mirowski (2011) and David Tyfield (2012) have sought to examine the changing political economy of research and innovation that has resulted from particular political-economic regimes, especially neoliberalism. Sunder Rajan (2012) and Collard and Dempsey (2013), have sought to understand the materialities of economic actors, objects, and understandings of the world. These perspectives represent only some ways that the constitutive relationship between economic assumptions and technoscience have been theorised in STS, e.g. as academic capitalism, neoliberal technoscience, or technoscientific capitalism (e.g. Berman 2012; Pellizzoni and Ylönen, 2012; Birch 2013).

These various perspectives highlight how economic assumptions increasingly (re)configure technoscientific priorities, funding regimes, organizational governance, politics and policies, artefacts and bodies, etc. In particular finance, financial markets, financial governance, and financialization are bound up with specific configurations of technoscientific research and innovation process, strategy, outcomes, and normative framings of the world. There is a growing need for STS to engage more with economic assumptions and their pervasive manifestations. If we do not develop our own critical competency, then by default we end up reproducing implicit or dominant economic assumptions.

Given that technoscience and economics are increasingly entangled as ontological and epistemic objects, as knowledges, and as practices, more work is necessary to unpack the economic assumptions underpinning technoscience. This raises important questions for STS: How might STS scholars theorise the economic assumptions implicit in technoscience? And in its academic analysis? In what ways are the logics, subjectivities, and publics constituting economic assumptions and technoscience increasingly blurred? This forum seeks to engage STS scholars in an analysis of economic assumptions, especially their roles in science, technology, innovation, and expertise more generally. For this SaC Forum, articles should address the above questions, which can be elaborated through these topics:

As an example, please see Kean’s recent article Rethinking value in the bio-economy: Finance, assetization, and the management of value in Science, Technology, and Human Values


Full-scale papers (10k words maximum) are also welcome. But these would need to follow the SaC editorial guidelines and undergo the normal referee procedure. If not ready in time for the Forum, they could be published in a later issue. See here, especially the guidelines for authors.

Special sessions on "A quantitative turn in the History of Economics"

Theme: A quantitative turn in the History of Economics: Lessons from the History, Sociology, and Economics of Science

Proposed editors:

In recent years, there has been a rise in the use of bibliometrics/scientometrics to describe and/or appraise the structure and dynamics of scientific research. Work done by historians, sociologists and economists of science, has shed some new light on topics like submissions, co-authorships, citation patterns, methodological shifts, and the emergence of new subfields. The availability of databases such as Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as open source software for processing and visualizing bibliometric data, offer new perspectives for exploring the history of economics. Although most historians of economics still use “traditional” survey methods, it is likely that the quantitative trend will soon reach a critical mass and start changing the subfield. While the outcomes of this turn are debatable, reflexive perspectives about it are also necessary.

This call for papers aims at exploring this new trend, and bring together historians of economics as well as other economists, historians, and sociologists of science, interested in understanding the issues surrounding this topic. Questions and themes will include (not exhaustively):

Guidelines for authors

This process will develop in two phases. First, a round of discussions organized at special sessions in two international conferences: ESHET Annual Conference 2017 (18 until 20 May 2017), HES Annual Conference (22-26 June 2017).

The second phase will take the form of a publication sponsored by the Journal of Economic Methodology, the submission may be accepted for publication, or rejected, or returned for revision. The standard for acceptance is the same as regular submissions to the journal.

Important dates:

We cordially invite you to send your abstracts (500 words) before the 31st of January 2017 to Christophe Schinckus (cs354@le.ac.uk).

Please indicate at which one of the above-mentioned conferences you will be willing to present your paper.

TINT Conference on "Economics and/or psychology? Interdisciplinary perspectives on Behavioral Economics" (Helsinki, 2017)

22-23 May, 2017 | Helsinki, Finland

Once challengers to the economic orthodoxy of rational choice, behavioural economists have now established a respected status within mainstream economics. Behavioural economists receive substantial funding, space in top journals, positions in elite departments, prestigious prizes and appointments for institutionally influential posts, as well as increasing attention from the mainstream media and policy makers. Historical and bibliometric analyses confirm this "mainstreaming" of behavioural economics.

Several questions regarding behavioural economics' identity have become salient, as it entered mainstream, finding applications in subfields as diverse as finance, development, education, labour, mechanism design, real estate, environment, and welfare. What is, if any, the core of this research program? How exactly is behavioural economics related to received economic theories to which it - at least at the outset - vigorously objected? Has it decisively estranged itself from psychology, from which its significant part originated? Or is it still evolving under the interdisciplinary influences of behavioural and cognitive sciences? What kind of normative investigations inspired by behavioural economics inform policy recommendations?

These are the open questions to which practicing behavioural economists themselves provide diverging answers. This two-day workshop thus critically examines diverse scientific principles and practices in behavioural economics, its (sub)disciplinary identity, normative implications and multiple ways of integrating psychological and other relevant scientific findings with economics. We welcome contributions from multiple approaches including (but not limited to):

Questions we will address include (but are not limited to):

Deadline of abstract submission (max 800 words): 31 January 2017. Abstract submission via easychair online

More information is available at the conference website.

Organizers and contact:

The Journal of Labor and Society: Call for Submissions

The Editors:

From March 2017, Working USA (published by Wiley-Blackwell) is changing its name to The Journal of Labor and Society. The new title reflects the reconstituted journal’s commitment to publishing peer-reviewed scientific research into the social, political, economic and cultural conditions faced by workers worldwide. The Journal of Labor and Society will publish articles aiming at an open and critical analysis of labor movements, viewing these as a force that is central to the long-term interests of the working class. The editors place a premium on rigorous scientific scholarship that articulates the social position of different groups of workers within the context of the imperialist world economy. The journal also aims to provide a forum for unprejudiced examination of the history and current practice of leftist states and parties, the obstacles they have faced and their relative successes and failures in overcoming them.

As befitting its academic status, the journal will not adopt any specific political or moral positions. This means that we will publish articles of notable scholarly merit, even those deemed controversial from the point of view of popular or established opinion. At the same time, we are committed to having a common ideological thread of labor internationalism run throughout every issue of the journal. The journal will provide excellent analysis and essential information not only to academics, politicians, civil servants, legislators and activists, but to all who wish to see a more just and democratic dispensation for the majority of the world’s population whose labor underpins society in all its dimensions.

The Journal of Labor and Society is an inter-disciplinary social science quarterly journal. With a view to informing readers on issues of great import to workers, we welcome submissions in such fields as:

If you would like to submit a manuscript for publication in The Journal of Labor and Society, we invite you to do so through the ScholarOne online manuscript submission portal.

Notes for Contributors may be viewed here.

Call for Participants

15th Conference of the Australian Society of Heterodox Economists (SHE): "What future for global capitalism?" (Sydney, 2016)

5-6 December, 2016 | University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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

For 2016 the SHE Conference theme is: What future for global capitalism?

Uncertainty about the future of the world economy has been reinforced by recent events such as Brexit and the failure of Europe to emerge from their economic crisis.

The full programme of the conference is available here.

Registration details are available here.

Further details can be found at the conference website.

Hoover Library & Archives Workshop on Political Economy (California, 2017)

26-30 June, 2017 | Hoover Institution, Stanford University, California, US

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives are pleased to accept applications, beginning December 01, 2016, for participation in the 2017 Hoover Archives Summer Workshop on Political Economy.

The Workshop will be held at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, from June 26-June 30, 2017. It brings together an interdisciplinary slate of scholars who are using the collections of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives to study political economy, broadly defined. A wide range of research is suitable for this program, so long as attendees utilize the extensive holdings of the Hoover Library & Archives. Past participants have included historians, economists, sociologists, and political scientists, but scholars from any field who would benefit from immersion in the archives are welcome. Participants must be holders of the Ph.D. or scholars with a commensurate publication record, or be advanced graduate students.

Participants are expected to have an active research program and to spend each day working in the Hoover Library & Archives. They will attend a daily group lunch, two group dinners, a keynote address by a visiting scholar, and make an informal lunchtime presentation on their research.

Selected scholars will be awarded up to a $2.500 honorarium, intended to cover lodging and transportation. Alternative compensation will be arranged for international scholars who do not hold a US Social Security or TIN number.

Applicants are encouraged to read about the 2014, 2015, and 2016 workshops to learn more about the research topics and approaches that are suited to the workshop.

Application Requirements

All applicants are required to submit their applications online with the following:

Additional Information

More details are available here.

Sessions of Heterodox Economics Associations @ ASSA (Chicago, 2017)

6-8 January, 2017 |Allied Social Sciences Associations, Chicago, US

The AEA, in conjunction with 56 associations in related disciplines known as the Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA), holds a three-day meeting each January to present papers on general economics topics.

The 2017 Annual Meeting will take place in Chicago, IL on January 6-8, 2017 (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday). The headquarters hotel will be the Hyatt Regency Chicago; the co-headquarters hotel will be the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel & Towers.

ASSA is the premiere event to expose your work with colleagues and hear about the latest research emerging in the field. Economists from around the world take advantage of this unique opportunity to share, collaborate, and learn…all in one place.

Registration is now open and the ASSA 2017 app is now available. The full programme can be found here.


Below you can find an session overview of heterodox associations that are present @ ASSA:


Call for Participants: Employment Relations Association (LERA) @ ASSA

Please join the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) in Chicago for the LERA 2017 Winter Meeting, Jan. 6-8, 2017, held in conjunction with the ASSA/AEA.

The LERA 2017 Winter Meeting Program Committee, chaired by Sandy Jacoby of UCLA and Jeannette Wicks-Lim of the University of Massachusetts, brings you 18 sessions on leading topics addressing "Equity and Prosperity: Employment Policy for the 21st Century", including a plenary session and welcome reception on the opening night, which you are invited to attend.

You can find the complete LERA program and more here.

The London Realist Workshop – 2016/17 Agenda

The London Realist Workshop (LRW) discusses contentious issues in realist approaches to science and philosophy. These include, among other things, challenges to realist approaches, critical engagements with the applications of realism to various fields, and dialogues with other philosophical traditions.

Before each meeting a few key readings are circulated, and – during the workshop itself – one of us introduces the topic, followed by an open discussion. Meetings are on a monthly basis, take place at the Senate House building of the School of Oriental and African Studies (between 17:30-19:30), and are followed by drinks.

If you would like to be kept up to date about our events please either join our Facebook group (“Critical Realism Network UK”) or get in touch with us at londonrealistworkshop@gmail.com and we will add you to the mailing-list.

The list of speakers, dates, and titles/topics for this year is attached below. All welcome (no RSVP required)! We look forward to seeing you at the LRW.

Date: 9th of December, 17:30-19:30

Date: 11th of January, 17:30-19:30

Date: 17th of February, 17:30-19:30

Date: 15th of March, 17:30-19:30

Date: 12th of April, 17:30-19:30

Trento Summer School 2017: "New Thinking on the Firm"

Theme: New Thinking on the Firm: Bringing together Law, Economics, Organization and History


The nancial crisis has accelerated the debate on the nature and working of institutions that rule the functioning of markets. However, a number of arguments also trace the crisis to rm organization. There is therefore a need for an approach that links both the institutional level and the players regu- lated by institutions.

Nevertheless both the theory of the rm and the legal debate, are adapting slowly and seem to employ concepts better t to the economic environment and the industrial enterprises of the past century, rather than animated by efforts at rethinking the nature of the rm itself as fundamental institution of modern knowledge-intensive economies and democratic societies.

A major concern of the school is therefore to re-open a debate on the nature of the rm, complementing economic theory with organizational, historical and juridical perspectives; building on and promoting dialogue among research perspectives that are already interdisciplinary and have already taken steps in that direction, such as ‘new institutional economics, ‘law, economics & organization’, ‘organization and management theory’, ‘business history’, ‘evolutionary economics’, and ‘economic sociology’. The program has been designed, and the faculty constituted, so as to build on contributions highlight- ing different responses to some key issues, organized in four main teaching modules.


Advanced/candidate phds, post docs and junior scholars. Each module will include sessions dedi- cated to debate among faculty members and with the students, as well as to students’ project presen- tation and development.




The School is intended for advanced/candidate phds, post docs and junior scholars. Each module will include sessions dedicated to debate among faculty members and with the students, as well as to students’ project presentation and development.

People interested in participating in the Summer School are encouraged to fill in the application online and are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, a two- page essay describing their interests in the area, two letters of recommendation, and statements about their current or projected research.

Admissions decisions will be announced by April 30. The maximum number of participants is 30. All applicants will be informed by e-mail about the results.

The sessions will be held at Hotel Villa Madruzzo, Trento, Italy. All participants are required to stay for the entire duration of the event. Food and accommodation will be covered by the School (except for meals during the weekend) and participants will have to cover travel expenses.

The application window will be from January 9 to March 31, 2017. The deadline for application is March 31, 2017.

More information is available here

Job Postings

Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany

Job Title: Visiting Professor for Economics, in particular European Macroeconomics (Reference: 118/2016)

The Department of Business Science is seeking a guestprofessor for the period of april 1, 2017 to march 31, 2018 with a teaching obligation of 9 semester week hours and a salary of 2.500€/month.

The Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) is one of Germany’s leading universities for training tomorrow’s managers in business and public administration. More than 10,000 students from over 100 countries are currently enrolled at BSEL in a total of 50 degree programmes. About 200 professors and over 800 lecturers are committed to teaching in diverse disciplines ranging from business administration and economics to law, social sciences and engineering. Teaching languages at BSEL are German and English.

BSEL distinguishes itself by a high degree of practical relevance in teaching, intensive and multi-faceted research as well as a strong international orientation. Over 150 active partnerships are in place with universities all over the world. BSEL is a member of “UAS7 – Alliance for Excellence”, an association of seven large German Universities of Applied Sciences for the advancement of joint quality assurance and internationalization.

Application closing: December 30, 2016

The applicant should be able to teach Economics, in particular European Macroeconomics in the Bachelor- and Master Programmes of the departement.

Professional Requirements:

Application and Contact Person:

If you would like to apply for the position, please send your application letter along with your C.V. and other com- pelling documents citing the reference number 118/2016 until December 30, 2016 to

Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Job Title: Lecturer in Economics, 2x

The Institute of Management Studies (IMS) combines innovative and world-renowned 4* research in one of the most creative universities in the UK with the expertise of leading academics in the fields of economics, entrepreneurship, strategy, business psychology, innovation, leadership development, and marketing. We are now seeking two full-time Lecturers in Economics to join our expanding group in this area; they will contribute to the development, teaching, and high-impact research output of economics in the IMS.

You will have a good first degree and PhD (or equivalent) in an area related to economics and an internationally recognised portfolio of research (or the clear potential to develop one) in history of economic thought/economic history and/or applied economics and will have expertise (or a clearly defined interest) in developing interdisciplinary research and teaching links.

Applications are encouraged from academics that can teach undergraduate courses in economic history/history of economic thought, applied economics and/or the context and methodology of quantitative economics, and combine mainstream and heterodox approaches in their teaching and research.

Link to the job advert (and application form) is available here.

Maastricht University, Netherlands

Job Title: Assistant Professorship in Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics

The department of Economics at Maastricht University, section AE2, is offering an Assistant Professorship in Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics.


The Assistant Professor contributes to research in the field of macroeconomics/monetary economics, in collaboration with the other researchers in the department. We are in particular looking for candidates who work on the transmission channels between the real sector and the monetary sector of the economy and hence combine macroeconomics with monetary economics.

The Assistant Professor teaches and coordinates courses in the area of macroeconomics and monetary economics in bachelor, in master, and in post-graduate programmes. The Assistant Professor contributes to the further development of the programmes. Education is performed within small groups according to the Problem Based Learning principle. We strive to excel in teaching and in innovative teaching methods. All teaching at the School of Business and Economics is in English.


The applicant is expected to hold a PhD degree in economics and has teaching and research expertise in the field of macroeconomics and monetary economics. An open mind to heterodox economic theory, and a research attitude aimed at practical policy applications are considered an advantage. The department is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.


Salary is competitive and ranges (depending on qualifications and experience) from EUR 3.427 to EUR 5.330 per month (12 monthly payments) for a full-time employment. On top of this, there is an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end of year allowance. Non-Dutch applicants may be eligible for favourable tax treatment.

Assistant professors are appointed in a Tenure Track period.


Contact: Prof. Dr. T. van Veen, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands

For further information please visit website of the Economics department.

Submission of applications should be sent electronically to recruitment-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl with reference to vacancy number AT2016.315

Applications should be sent before 15 January 2017. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a motivation letter. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview.

St. John's University, US


POSITION: The Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Fall 2017. Preferred areas of specialization include some combination of behavioral, health, labor, environmental and managerial economics, with strong empirical and quantitative skills.

The Department offers BS/BA in Economics in both the Tobin College of Business and St. John’s College of Arts and Sciences. Ability to contribute to both programs is important. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate classes as well as participation on committees, and service to the University. Excellence in teaching and an ongoing research/publication record are essential.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Economics is required for tenure track position. Possibility for one year appointment for ABDs.

THE COLLEGE: The Tobin College of Business has AACSB accreditation. Our offerings include B.S., M.S., MBA and combined Bachelors/Masters dual-degree programs.

THE UNIVERSITY: St. John's is one of America's leading Catholic universities, with campuses in 3 boroughs of New York City -- Manhattan, and residential campuses in Queens and Staten Island -- along with a campus in Rome, Italy. Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John's is known for giving students the knowledge, skills, and confidence to serve others while achieving personal and professional success. Graduates become leaders in their professions, their communities, and the world.

APPLICATION: Please submit a letter of application, CV, photocopy or official copy of transcripts, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references to Fran Vroulis (email: vroulisf@stjohns.edu). Deadline for submission is December 10, 2016. Please be advised this position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Fields are flexible, but we are particularly interested in candidates with concentrations in labor economics, environmental economics, public policy and applied microeconomics. The deadline has been extended to December 10, but candidates should submit their applications as soon as possible. They can get in touch with URPE member Gary Mongiovi (mongiovg@stjohns.edu) for further information.

St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups in higher education.

University of Colorado, US

Job Title: Associate Professor - Economics

The Department of Economics at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications for the position of Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department. The successful candidate will lead the Economics Department, teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in economics, and maintain an active research agenda. This position is open to applicants with expertise in any field of Economics. To qualify for this position, applicants must:

Each candidate should address the following preferred qualifications in his/her letter:

Applicants must include:

Position is open until filled. Applications received by January 9, 2016 will receive full consideration.

Applications must be submitted through CU Careers, which is available here: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers

Applications received through surface mail or email will not be considered. Upon request, please be prepared to provide contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Link to the job advert is available here.

Wright State University, US

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Economics

The Department of Economics at Wright State University seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant-professor position, to begin in August, 2017. Because of teaching needs, the department requires training in at least one of urban/regional economics, time-series econometrics, forecasting, or cost-benefit analysis. Training in more than one of these fields is preferred. Knowledge of industrial organization, demographic economics, or history of thought is also useful. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated potential for excellence in scholarship and teaching. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in economics or the equivalent by August 1, 2017.

Scholarship and teaching are valued equally, while service expectations for assistant professors are minimal, primarily participation in department governance. The standard teaching responsibility is five three-credit-hour courses per year (semesters). The successful applicant is expected to teach at the undergraduate and master's levels, including principles. In terms of scholarship, the department welcomes all perspectives. Compensation will be commensurate with norms for AACSB-accredited business schools.

Wright State University is an equal-opportunity/affirmative-action employer. It is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Application instructions:

We will interview at the ASSA meetings, and all applications received by December 9, 2016 will receive full consideration. Applicants should go here and must submit a cover letter, a CV, one sample of research (Other Document), and a statement of teaching philosophy (Other Document 1). In addition, please be prepared to solicit three recommendation letters through the application system. Applicants are encouraged to also provide evidence of teaching effectiveness (Other Document 2).

Link to the job advert is available here.


2017 ESHET Academic Awards: Call for Nominations

The ESHET Council is inviting nominations for the Awards that will be announced at the next annual Conference in Antwerp, Belgium, 18-20 May 2017.

  1. The BEST MONOGRAPH AWARD is for the best book (not necessarily written in English) in the history of economic thought published during 2015 or 2016. The author can be from any part of the world. The winner will be invited to attend the Society Conference that follows the announcement of the prize to deliver the Jérôme-Adolphe Blanqui Lecture. Note that, in supplement, the Council can also give a BEST SCHOLARLY EDITION AWARD.
  2. The HISTORY OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AWARD is for the best article (not necessarily written in English) in the history of economic thought, published in a scientific journal during 2015 or 2016. Candidates can be from any part of the world. The winner will be invited to attend the Society Conference that follows the announcement of the prize, and will receive 500 euro.
  3. The ESHET YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD. This prize recognizes scholarly achievements of historians of economic thought at an early stage of their career. The prize is awarded to scholars below the age of 40 at the time of the annual conference in recognition of outstanding publications in the history of economic thought. It consists of 1,000 euro and a waiving of the conference fee when the prize is awarded.
  4. The GILLES DOSTALER AWARD is a new award created in 2012 in the memory of Gilles Dostaler, thanks to the generosity of his widow Marielle Cauchy. This prize recognizes scholarly achievements of young research fellows working on one of Gilles Dostaler’s many fields of interest — e.g., Marx and Classical political economy, Keynes, Hayek, critical approaches to free markets theories, relationships between economics, politics, philosophy and ethics, etc. It is awarded to scholars below the age of 35 at the time of the annual conference in recognition of an outstanding article not necessarily already published or published within the two previous years. It consists of 500 euro and a waiving of the conference fee when the prize is awarded.

Nominations should be sent as soon as possible, but not later than December 15, 2016 to the Chair of the relevant panel:

  1. Best Book Award & Scholarly Edition Award: Michaël Assous, michael.assous@univ-paris1.fr
  2. Best Article Award: Christian Gehrke, christian.gehrke@uni-graz.at
  3. Young Researcher Award: Ivo Maes, ivo.maes@nbb.be
  4. Gilles Dostaler Award: Catherine Martin, catherine.martin@univ-paris1.fr

Please note also the following points.

  1. Self-nominations are not accepted for any of the prizes. Nominations for the book and article prizes should include:
  2. Nominations for the Young Researcher Award should include:

Subsequently each nominee will be asked to submit to the Council three publications on which s/he wishes to be judged.

The final decision on each of the prizes will be made by the Council of ESHET in Antwerp.

2016 Richard R. Nelson Prize: Winner Announcement

The Richard R. Nelson Prize for 2016 has been awarded to Professors Alex Coad and Mercedes Teruel for their article, “Inter-Firm Rivalry and Firm Growth: Is There any Evidence of Direct Competition between Firms?,” in Industrial and Corporate Change, 22 (2013). Professors Coad and Teruel’s article was selected by the Editors of Research Policy drawing on a list of final candidates provided by the Editors of Industrial and Corporate Change.

The Richard R. Nelson Award Prize is awarded every 2 years for the best article, alternately, in the academic jour- nals Industrial and Corporate Change (Oxford University Press) and Research Policy (Sage). Representatives from the head Editors of both journals act as judges for the best article with a tilt toward younger scholars. At the present time the award includes a prize of $3000 and all expenses toward attending the Nelson Award Prize Dinner to be held at the University of California, Berkeley. The choice of journals reflects Professor Richard R. Nelson’s favorites in the scholarly fields to which he has made major contributions.

2017 EAEPE-Myrdal Prize competition

EAEPE invites you to submit a recently published book to the biennial EAEPE-Myrdal Prize competition.

The closing date for the 2017 EAEPE-Myrdal Prize competition is 31 January 2017.

Submissions should be monographsno older than 3 years (i.e. published after 1 January 2014 for the 2017 competition).

Only one entry per author will be considered.

At least one-of the authors has to be a paid-up EAEPE member in the year of the competition.

Applicants must be fully paid-up members of EAEPE for the year of the competition. Any member of the EAEPE Council or Trustee of the Foundation for European Economic Development (FEED) serving at any time from 1 January of the year before the year of competition to 1 July of the year of the competition inclusive shall be ineligible to enter.

Four non-returnable paper copies or a PDF should be sent to EAEPE Council Member Carlo D'Ippoliti, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale Regina Elena 295, 00161 Rome, Italy. Email: carlo.dippoliti@uniroma1.it

Sending your entry to the wrong address will result in a delay that may make you miss the deadline. EAEPE will not be held responsible for submissions that are dispatched to the wrong address.

The EAEPE Council will judge submissions in April of each year. The Council reserves the right not to award a prize if the entries are below the required quality.

The EAEPE-Myrdal Prize will be awarded at the Annual Conference dinner.

More information (including past winners) can be found here.

2017 HES Distinguished Fellow Award: Call for Nominations

The History of Economics Society invites nominations for its 2017 Distinguished Fellow Award.

The list of previous recipients of the honor may be found on the HES website (historyofeconomics.org/Fellows.cfm).

This year's adjudication committee is composed of Jeff Biddle (Chair), Robert Leonard, and Margaret Schabas.

To make a nomination, please submit, no later than December 15, 2016:

Nominations should be sent to the committee Chair, Jeff Biddle (biddle@msu.edu).

2017 Warren Samuels Prize

The Association for Social Economics (ASE), one of the founding member organizations of the Allied Social Science Associations, together with the Review of Social Economy, would like to invite submissions for the 2017Warren Samuels Prize.

This prize is awarded to a paper, presented at the January ASSA meetings, that best exemplifies scholarly work that:

It is preferable, but not required, that the paper is presented at one of the ASSA sessions sponsored by the Association for Social Economics. Papers will not normally exceed 6,500 words (inclusive of references, notes), and should follow the style guidelines for the Review of Social Economy.

The winner of the prize will be announced during the ASE presidential breakfast, to which the winner is invited. The winning paper may, subject to peer review, be published in a subsequent issue of the Review of Social Economy. The winner of the Warren Samuels Prize receives a $500 stipend.

The selection committee consists of:

This prize is awarded to a paper, being presented at the January 2017, ASSA meetings, in sessions not restricted to sessions in the ASE program.

Please send your paper electronically, as a word or pdf attachment, to ASE past-president Ellen Mutari (ellen.mutari@stockton.edu ).

Deadline: December 18, 2015


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Todd A. Thornock: How the timing of performance feedback impacts individual performance

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Claudia Ghisetti, Francesco Quatraro: Green Technologies and Environmental Productivity: A Cross-sectoral Analysis of Direct and Indirect Effects in Italian Regions

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Daniel Bensaïd: Utopia and Messianism: Bloch, Benjamin, and the Sense of the Virtual

Josep Maria Antentas: Daniel Bensaïd, Melancholic Strategist

David McNally: Night Lights: Daniel Bensaïd’s Times of Disaster and Redemption

Xavier Lafrance and Alan Sears: Beating Time in the Slow Movements: Bensaïd’s Revolutionary Rhythms

Stathis Kouvelakis: The Time of History, the Time of Politics, the Time of Strategy

Enzo Traverso: Daniel Bensaïd between Marx and Benjamin

Alessandro Olsaretti: From the Return to Labriola to the Anti-Croce

Cat Moir: Walter Benjamin and the Remains of a Philosophy of History

Anna Kowalczyk: Women under State Socialism

Emanuele Leonardi: Border Struggles: Migration, Subjectivity and the Common

Frigga Haug: Marxism-Feminism

Industrial and Corporate Change, 25 (6)

Lihua Zhang, Hans Sjögren, Miki Kishida: The emergence and organizational persistence of business groups in China, Japan, and Sweden

Sharon Poczter: Can monitoring improve the performance of state-owned firms? Evidence from privatization in a large emerging market

Ajay Thutupalli, Michiko Iizuka: Catching-up in agricultural innovation: the case of Bacillus thuringiensis cotton in India

Chin Hee Hahn, Kazunobu Hayakawa, Tadashi Ito: Managers’ nationalities and FDI’s productivity: evidence from Korean firm-level data

Sergio Afcha, Jose García-Quevedo: The impact of R&D subsidies on R&D employment composition

Filippo Belloc, Eleonora Laurenza, M. Alessandra Rossi: Corporate governance effects on innovation when both agency costs and asset specificity matter

Roberto Alvarez, Claudio Bravo-Ortega, Lucas Navarro: Product mix changes and performance in Chilean plants

Jaana Rahko: Internationalization of corporate R&D activities and innovation performance

Journal of Economic Issues, 50 (4)

Spencer Thompson: Worker Cooperatives in the Theory of the Firm: Marx and Veblen on Technological Determinism

Bret Anderson: Do Macroeconomic Structures and Policies Shape the Employment Intensity of Growth Differently for Women and Men?

Robert McMaster & Marco Novarese: Neuroeconomics: Infeasible and Underdetermined

André van Hoorn & Esther-Mirjam Sent: Consumer Capital as the Source of Happiness: The Missing Economic Theory Underlying the Income-Happiness Paradox

Manuel Scholz-Wäckerle: Democracy Evolving: A Diversity of Institutional Contradictions Transforming Political Economy

Nadia Garbellini: Small Fiscal Multipliers Do Not Justify Austerity: A Macroeconomic Accounting Analysis of Public Debt-to-GDP Dynamics

Christine Ngoc Ngo: Developmental Rent Management Analysis: Learning, Upgrading, and Innovation

Marisa Faggini & Anna Parziale: A New Perspective for Fiscal Federalism: The NK Model

Arne Heise & Sebastian Thieme: The Short Rise and Long Fall of Heterodox Economics in Germany After the 1970s: Explorations in a Scientific Field of Power and Struggle

Moneta e Credito, 69 (275)

Felice Roberto Pizzuti: L’attualità di Bruno de Finetti nella crisi in corso dell’economia e della teoria economica

Federico Barbiellini Amidei, Riccardo De Bonis, Miria Rocchelli, Alessandra Salvio, Massimiliano Stacchini: Che cosa sappiamo sulla moneta in Italia dal 1861 a oggi? Risultati da nuove serie storiche

Stefano Figuera: Una nota sui contributi di Augusto Graziani e di Paolo Sylos Labini al dibattito sulla natura dell’offerta di moneta

Vincenzo Russo: Note Bibliografiche: Tanzi V. (2015): Dal miracolo economico al declino? Una diagnosi intima

Socio-Economic Review, 14 (3)

Javier G. Polavieja: Labour-market competition, recession and anti-immigrant sentiments in Europe: occupational and environmental drivers of competitive threat

Frank-Borge Wietzke: Kicking away the ladder? Poverty reduction and public support for redistribution in emerging economies

Aina Gallego: Inequality and the erosion of trust among the poor: experimental evidence

Max Besbris: Romancing the home: emotions and the interactional creation of demand in the housing market

Rachel E. Dwyer, Lisa A. Neilson, Michael Nau, Randy Hodson: Mortgage worries: young adults and the US housing crisis

Charlie Eaton, Jacob Habinek, Adam Goldstein, Cyrus Dioun, Daniela García Santibáñez Godoy, Robert Osley-Thomas: The financialization of US higher education

Cristiano Antonelli, Claudio Fassio: Academic knowledge and economic growth: are scientific fields all alike?

Guillemette de Larquier, Emmanuelle Marchal: Does the formalization of practices enhance equal hiring opportunities? An analysis of a French nation-wide employer survey

The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 27 (4)

William Baah-Boateng: The youth unemployment challenge in Africa: What are the drivers?

Antonio Di Paolo and Ferran Mañé: Misusing our talent? Overeducation, overskilling and skill underutilisation among Spanish PhD graduates

Jiří Balcar: Is it better to invest in hard or soft skills?

Juan Francisco Canal Domínguez and César Rodríguez Gutiérrez: Collective bargaining, wage dispersion and the economic cycle: Spanish evidence

Ikechukwu Darlington Nwaka, Fatma Guven-Lisaniler, and Gulcay Tuna: Gender wage differences in Nigerian self and paid employment: Do marriage and children matter?

Anita Doraisami and Alex Millmow: Funding Australian economics research: Local benefits?

The Journal of Philosophical Economics, 10 (1)

Mark S. Peacock: Aristotle on justice in exchange: commensurability by fiat

Stavros A. Drakopoulos: Economic crisis, economic methodology and the scientific ideal of physics

Frederic B. Jennings Jr.: Planning horizons as an ordinal entropic measure of organization

Arne Heise: ‘Why has economics turned out this way?’ A socio-economic note on the explanation of monism in economics

Work, Employment & Society, 30 (6)

Robin Price: Controlling routine front line service workers: an Australian retail supermarket case

Bradon Ellem: Geographies of the labour process: automation and the spatiality of mining

Thomas Prosser: Dualization or liberalization? Investigating precarious work in eight European countries

Peter Ikeler: Deskilling emotional labour: evidence from department store retail

Nanna Mik-Meyer: Disability and ‘care’: managers, employees and colleagues with impairments negotiating the social order of disability

Knut Laaser: ‘If you are having a go at me, I am going to have a go at you’: the changing nature of social relationships of bank work under performance management

Holm-Detlev Köhler: Reconstruction and restoration: the legacies of post-war German Industrial Sociology

Iona Byford and Susan Wong: Union formation and worker resistance in a multinational: A personal account of an Asian cabin crew member in UK civil aviation

Books and Book Series

Consequential Macroeconomics: Rationalization About How Our Social System Works

By David Harold Chester | 2015, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

In the past the subject of theoretical macroeconomics has been treated badly and in an incomplete unscientific manner. The basic model for representing the general social system of a nation has never been properly developed. The results previously obtained, from the over-simplified models of the past, are unsatisfactory and they sometimes even conflict with common sense. When the alternative of computer-modeling is used, the detailed results are too complex, difficult to follow and they are unsuitable for students and teachers to appreciate, interpret and understand what really is involved. The aim of this book is to correct this situation and to provide a very logical and compact, but sufficiently complete, theoretical presentation about how our social system actually works. The emphasis is on viewing the system from sufficient a distance so as to be able to envisage it as a whole, in order to provide an improved and better perception and understanding of the full structure of our social system. It also introduces some original aspects of analysis into the subsequent methodology.

The 320 page book is presented in parts 6 named:”getting started”,”model”,”analysis”, “decisions”, “money” and “consequences”. It contains an introduction and a set of 7 appendices, a list of references and an index. This is an original engineering approach to this subject, where the ideas of Jean Says, Adam Smith, Henry George, David Ricardo, Leon Walras, Wassley Leontief, Henry Hazlitt, and several others are combined into well-knit scientific framework.

Link to the book is available here.

Note: This book is offered for free as an e-copy by writing to the author at chesterdh@hotmail.com with a short note why the person is interested.

Economics and its Discontents

By Jedrzej Malko | 2016, Atropos Press

Economics and Its Discontents is an ambitious attempt at dissecting the genealogy of economic discourse through ages. It studies ways in which mainstream economic reasoning developed through ages. It untangles the relationship between economics and discourses as diverse as theology, physics, biology or war, presenting ways in which economics strived to establish its legitimacy. The book covers more than two thousand years of history and brings together issues ranging from Alexander Macedonians’ military conquests to Elizabethan theatre, from scholastic stance on probability to the birth of modern consumer credit. Putting development of economic knowledge in a broader, social and cultural context allows to understand what's the dynamic of the struggle over mainstream economics, what are the most important differences between main economic schools and why they are so much alike. Today economics is either treated as a positive science that has an almost sacral aura, or it is dismissed as a dismal science, one big hoax. Evidently, Economics and Its Discontents eschews that dichotomy and tries to understand economics in terms of a complex social, cultural and political phenomenon.

Link to the book is available here.

The Creation of Wealth and Poverty: Means and Ways

By Hassan Bougrine | 2016 | Routledge

There is a failure of governments to provide the citizens of developing countries with the necessary ingredients for growth and development. This can only be explained by their inability to secure the sources of financing which ultimately allow them to "command" these ingredients.

The Creation of Wealth and Poverty is a study of the means and ways by which wealth and poverty are created in both developed and developing countries. It puts a particular emphasis on the role played by economic policy in shaping the stratification of modern societies through specific programmes dealing with issues of job creation, poverty and environmental degradation. This book is concerned with the social effects of the ongoing crisis in finance, development and the environment. By focusing on the political, legal and financial institutions that govern society and the economy, the book provides an analysis of wealth and poverty from a historical perspective. It shows how economic and social policies of the neoliberal model have led to a rise in unemployment, poverty and inequality and, therefore, made societies more polarized.

This volume will be of great interest to policymakers, academics and students who study political economy, development economics and macroeconomics.

Link to the book is available here.

The Reformation in Economics: A Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Economic Theory

By Philip Pilkington | 2016, Palgrave MacMillan

This book carves the beginnings of a new path in the arguably weary discipline of economics. It combines a variety of perspectives – from the history of ideas to epistemology – in order to try to understand what has gone so wrong with economics and articulate a coherent way forward. This is undertaken through a dual path of deconstruction and reconstruction. Mainstream economics is broken down into many of its key component parts and the history of each of these parts is scrutinized closely. When the flaws are thoroughly understood the author then begins the task of reconstruction. What emerges is not a ‘Grand Unified Theory of Everything’, but rather a provisional map outlining a new terrain for economists to explore. The Reformation in Economics is written in a lively and engaging style that aims less at the formalization of dogma and more at the exploration of ideas. This truly groundbreaking work invites readers to rethink their current understanding of economics as a discipline and is particularly relevant for those interested in economic pluralism and alternative economics.

Link to the book is available here.

The econocracy: The perils of leaving economics to the experts

By Joe Earle, Cahal Moran and Zach Ward-Perkins | 2016, Manchester University Press

One hundred years ago the idea of 'the economy' didn't exist. Now, improving the economy has come to be seen as perhaps the most important task facing modern societies. Politics and policymaking are conducted in the language of economics and economic logic shapes how political issues are thought about and addressed. The result is that the majority of citizens, who cannot speak this language, are locked out of politics while political decisions are increasingly devolved to experts. The econocracy explains how economics came to be seen this way - and the damaging consequences. It opens up the discipline and demonstrates its inner workings to the wider public so that the task of reclaiming democracy can begin.

Link to the book is available here.

Working the Phones: Control and Resistance in Call Centres

By Jamie Woodcock | 2016, Pluto Press

Over a million people in the UK work in call centres, and the phrase has become synonymous with low-paid and high stress work, dictatorial supervisors and an enforced dearth of union organisation. However, rarely does the public have access to the true picture of what goes on in these institutions.​

For Working the Phones, Jamie Woodcock worked undercover in a call centre to gather insights into the everyday experiences of call centre workers. He shows how this work has become emblematic of the shift towards a post-industrial service economy, and all the issues that this produces, such as the destruction of a unionised work force, isolation and alienation, loss of agency and, ominously, the proliferation of surveillance and control which affects mental and physical wellbeing of the workers.

By applying a sophisticated, radical analysis to a thoroughly international 21st century phenomenon, Working The Phonespresents a window onto the methods of resistance that are developing on our office floors, and considers whether there is any hope left for the modern worker today.

Link to the book is available here.

For Your Information

New IIPPE "World Economy Working Group"

We are pleased to announce the formation of the World Economy Working Group.

The primary aim of the IIPPE World Economy Working Group is to promote intellectual and practical exchange between scholars and activists from different continents.

Many of the most pressing questions concerning the current political economy conjuncture cannot be understood by looking at countries and regions in isolation, but necessarily require an international perspective. The dynamic logic of capital accumulation, in fact, is not restricted to one region or country, but is global. Globalization is materialized in the flows of different forms of capital led by big corporations’ accumulation strategies in different countries. These processes disorganize and reorganize international relations by imposing their economic policies and ideologies. At the same time, these movements create new contradictions, which manifest themselves in national and international economic, social and political crises.

IIPPE offers an extraordinary opportunity to promote very much needed international collaboration and scholarship. The World Economy WG seeks further to enhance IIPPE’s international remit, and to do so by providing a context specifically for International Political Economy (IPE) debate. IPE is a dynamic and growing discipline in British and US academia. IPE is also central in Latin American universities, where political economy research has always paid great attention to theories of the world economy (Latin American structuralism, dependency theory, unequal exchange, etc).

The World Economy WG brings together scholars coming from different national and theoretical traditions. Starting from a rejection of the problems of methodological nationalism and Eurocentrism, the WG’s aims are:


Abelardo Marina Flores, Titular Professor at the Research Area of Society and Capitalist Accumulation, Department of Economics, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco (Mexico). Head of that Department from 2014 to 2018. Member of the IIPPE Council since 2014. His research focuses on theory of value and crises, accumulation processes in Latin America, especially in Mexico, and the world economy under neoliberal globalization. abmf60 @ me com

Lucia Pradella is a Lecturer in IPE at King’s College London and a member of the IIPPE Council since 2014. Her research focuses on imperialism, the working poor in Europe, and alternatives to neoliberalism and the global economic crisis. She is the author of several journal articles and two monographs: Globalisation and the Critique of Political Economy: New Insights from Marx’s Writings(Routledge, 2014) and L’Attualità del Capitale: Accumulazione e impoverimento nel capitalismo globale (Il Poligrafo, 2010). She co-edited Polarizing Development: Alternatives to Neoliberalism and the Crisis (Pluto, 2014). lucia.pradella@kcl.ac.uk

Rubens R. Sawaya is a Postgraduate Professor in Political Economy, Department of Economics at PUCSP (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo) Brasil; Director of the Society of Political Economy of Brazil (SEP) and former president of the National Association of Undergraduate Courses in Economic Sciences. Author of several articles and the book Subordinação Consentida: capital multinacional no processo de acumulação da América Latina e Brasil (Consented subordination: transnational capital in the accumulation process of Latin America and Brazil), Annablume/Fapesp, 2006. rrsawaya@gmail.com

The main goal of the Working Group is to promote discussion and collaboration between scholars and activists from different continents, and to further the development of International Political Economy. Due to its truly international membership, IIPPE offers an extraordinary opportunity to promote this very much needed international collaboration and scholarship, and would like to enhance IIPPE’s international remit.

The activities of our working group will mainly consist in organising online debates and exchange of literature and other resources, workshops, and panels/streams at conferences, starting from next year’s Berlin conference jointly organized by IIPPE and the Critical Political Economy Research Network.

More information about the aims and current members of our Working Group can be found at this page.

Please get in touch with Lucia Pradella (lucia.pradella@kcl.ac.uk) if you want to participate in our activities.

New blog: "Developing Economics"

The blog Developing Economics takes a critical approach to issues of economic development. It seeks to stimulate debate and critical reflection on economic development among academics and practitioners from all relevant fields.

Please feel free to submit a post to it or to encourage your students to do so (contact kvani263@newschool.edu for more info).