Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Issue 210 March 06, 2017 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

While many standard economists would argue that an increase in the intensity of competition brings forth superior social outcomes, only few of them have noted that their own field - academic economics - exhibits tendencies running contrary to this claim. While it has not gone unnoticed that the conjoined forces of 'publish or perish' and a highly stratified academic culture in economics continuously intensify competitive pressures (an issue also addressed in my last editorial), the effects of this increase in competitive pressure have only rarely been studied systemically.

Luckily, a fine paper by Sarah Necker addresses this shortcoming and provides a first and preliminary glimpse on the coping strategies developed in academic economics. Here is a selective quote summarizing her findings:

"About one fifth admits to having refrained from citing others’ work that contradicted the own analysis [...]. Even more admit to questionable practices of data analysis (32–38%), e.g., the 'selective presentation of findings so that they confirm one’s argument.' Having complied with suggestions from referees despite having thought that they were wrong is reported by 39% (CI: 34–44%). Even 59% (CI: 55–64%) report that they have at least once cited strategically to increase the prospect of publishing their work. According to their responses, 6.3% of the participants have never engaged in a practice rejected by at least a majority of peers."

These ethical deficiencies stand in stark contrast to the increasing technical sophisticatedness in empirical economics, especially because the latter might actually be exploited to achieve 'publishability' (an issue also touched upon in past editorials, e.g. here and here). And indeed, past heterodox research has often been concerned with the social embeddedness of economic activities and the 'negative externalities' associated with all-too competitive social settings. Just to quote the words of classic:

"We may then come to the conclusion that while the element of competition can play a useful and constructive part in some departments of our lives, its unrestricting acceptance as the basic driving force will foster undesirable qualities like greed, fraud, ruthlessness, at the cost of truthfulness, readiness to help and solidarity.“ (Rothschild, K.W., 1954, The Wastes of Competition, 311)

Interestingly, such a perspective can also be substantiated with reference to more recent research in behavioral economics (see here or here or this book). Although these contributions have not (yet?) led academic economics back to the classic question on the broader social ramifications of economic developments, they allow for flexible framing of the underlying argument making it more easily digestible for our colleagues of a more traditional orientation ;-)

All the best,


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Call for Papers

10th European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics (Strasbourg, June 2017)

31 May - 3 June, 2017 |Université de Strasbourg, France

The 10th EMAEE coincides with the 30th anniversary of the publication of the volume edited by Dosi, Freeman, Nelson, Silverberg and Soete,"Technical Change and Economic Theory", that collects the foundations of modern evolutionary economics. In the spirit of this volume, the 10th EMAEE aims at gathering contributions by younger scholars on the various dimensions of creativity and innovation as sources of economic changes: applied and theoretical, and presenting a diversity of focuses from the organisational, industrial and micro-economic level to the regional, national or international macro-economic level.

Contributions on the following issues, but not limited to, are particularly encouraged:

We welcome submissions for single contributions as well as full-session proposals:

Extended abstracts (1000 words) for single contributions should be submitted no later than March 1 2017 to alorentz@unistra.fr

Proposals for full-sessions should be targeted at three to four papers with a round-table like discussion. We particularly encourage submission of sessions discussing the legacy of the Dosi et al (1988) volume. The proposal should include a short abstract of the papers (300 words per paper) and a broad topic for the roundtable discussion. Full-session submission should be submitted no later than February 15 2017 to alorentz@unistra.fr

The International J.A. Schumpeter Society offers a prize of 1000€ for the best paper presented at the meeting by a junior scholar (PhD student or young research with a PhD obtained after January 2015). Contributors wishing to apply should indicate this both on their abstract and final paper.

In addition, the Chair in Management of Creativity (Université de Strasbourg) offers a 1000€ prize for the most creative paper presented at the meeting. All dimensions of creativity, convincingly presented, will be considered (challenging topics, methods, data used or field works). A specific committee appointed by the Chair will attribute this prize.

The best papers presented during the meeting might be proposed for a special issue of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics.

Further information can be found on the conference webpage.

12th Annual Green Economics Conference at Oxford University: "Reform of Economics" (Oxford, June 2017)

10-13 June, 2017 | St Hugh’s College, Oxford University, UK

Reform of Economics: "Keeping Social & Environmental Justice alive in this New Age of Barbarism - Post-Truth and Post-Science"

Reforming Economics, Saving environmental and social justice in an age of tyranny, privatisers, fossil fuellers, xenophobes and divide and rulers but also an age of emancipation. Reclaiming the narrative for social and environmental justice.

These conferences are designed to create a unique global discourse of social and environmental justice, inclusion, fairness, resilience, survivability, and reforming mainstream economics and creating new discourses which can allow the human species to survive another 10,000 years. Indeed Ban Ki Moon’s team has told us that our ideas are some of the very few which can actually work and can actually implement the COP UNFCC United Nations Climate Conference Resolutions. Prince Charles has said that our academic journal is music to his ears, We have won the Luxembourg Green Business Award and our Director/Founder was named as one of the 100 most powerful women on the planet.

Detailed conference info available HERE

Conference flyer available HERE

For details, bookings, & paper proposals, contact: greeneconomicsinstitute@yahoo.com or take a look at the website: www.greeneconomics.org.uk

2nd Workshop on "Agent-based modelling" at ESCP Europe (Berlin, May 2017)

19-20 May, 2017 | ESCP Europe Business School Berlin, Germany

Theme: Agent-based modelling in economics – from toy model to verified tool of analysis

A platform for discussion + tutorial on the validation and verification of ABM

Organized by SustBusy: Research Center on Business and Society – Towards a Sustainable World

The best model of a cat is a cat, preferably the same cat.1 Science needs models to study phenomena which can ́t be tested in reality. A 1:1 model would be as complex as the real world and take as long to run. Models thus have to be abstract simplifications. Standard economic mathematical models are high abstractions based on unrealistic behavioral assumptions.

Agent-based models (ABM) have been established as an alternative, offering the potential to integrate empirically observed facts, but economic ABM are still often toy models. They may be helpful to illustrate interrelations or dynamics, but the relevance of their analysis is hard to prove.

The workshop wants to discuss how economic ABM can become more credible by designing them following standard principles of validation and verification. We would like to exchange ideas about methods discussed in literature, such as sensitivity analyses, guidelines for rigor2, or the “systematic design of experiments” (DOE)3.

The workshop is free of charge.

We encourage all scientists working with ABM in economics and basic experience with model validation to send an abstract of 300-500 words by March 26th 2017 via email to sustbusy@escpeurope.eu, together with the application form available at www.sustbusy.eu. Scientists without a paper may apply explaining their motivation. Active participation is required by agreeing to serve as discussant for a paper.

Notification of acceptance will be given after a review process by March 31, full papers are due by May 5th 2017.

For more information please consult our workshop’s website and do not hesitate to contact us.

Annual Conference of the Japan Society of Political Economy (JSPE): "Capital, Imperialism and the Critique of Capitalism" (Tokyo, Oct 2017)

28-29 October, 2017 | Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan

This year marks 150 years since the publication of Marx’s Capital and 100 years since the publication of Lenin’s Imperialism. Both books have played essential roles in advancing knowledge of capitalism both theoretically and historically. Yet, intense controversy has swirled around the legacies of each. However, the most precise understanding to date is that we should analyse the deep structural operating system of capitalism grounded in Marx’s Capital as the basic theory of capitalism. Lenin’s Imperialism is best apprehended as the pioneering attempt to build a stage theory of capitalist development. In the 65 annual conference of the JSPE we will discuss the importance of the two books. The conference is devoted to furthering our understanding of capitalism in its most fundamental incarnation, stages of development, and the historical trajectories of contemporary capitalist economies under neoliberal globalisation with continuing to find themselves mired in crisis, austerity, and burgeoning inequalities.

Plenary Speaker:

The JSPE-Routledge Book Prize honours works that promote the study of heterodox economics throughout the world and challenges the dominant position of orthodox neo-classical economics among economists and policy-makers.

JSPE invites proposals for its English sessions in the following categories:

English Sessions I: Topics relating to the plenary session such as:

English Sessions II: JSPE invites all proposals reflecting the tradition and analytical perspective of JSPE which includes.

Submission Procedures and the Deadline:

Proposals should reach the JSPE International Committee by 8 May 2017 at the latest: Jspecice2014@jspe.gr.jp

When submitting your proposal, please include:

  1. The title of the proposed paper;
  2. Your name and academic affiliation;
  3. Your e-mail and postal address;
  4. An abstract (up to 500 words).

Notification of acceptance will be sent by 30 June.

Deadline of Full paper: The full paper (A4, no more than 20 pages) and the extended abstract (A4, 1 page) in Word format must be submitted by 6 September 2017.

Cost: Attendants will pay their conference fee (6000 yen per person including the conference dinner), as well as their own transportation, accommodation and other personal expenses.

Chuo University is located in Tokyo, Japan.
742-1 Higashinakano Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192-0393 Japan
Mitsugu Yoneda
E-mail: Keizairiron65@gmail.com

Conference Contact:

More about the JSPE can be found here.

Association for Evolutionary Economics @ AFEP Conference (Rennes, July 2017)

4-7 July, 2017 | Rennes, France

The general call for papers of the French Association for Political Economy (AFEP) can be found here.

The 2007-2008 global financial-economic crisis drawn attention to profound structural weaknesses of financially liberalized capitalist economies. This crisis, still going on despite massive and costly recovery policies implemented by major central banks and central governments since 2008, quickly spread from the US financial markets and institutions to European and emerging markets. It has also involved in its wake some fragile domestic debt structures such as the Greek and Spanish economies, some fragile productive systems such as the Argentinian, Brazilian and Turkish economies

Several conventional analyses argued that the global crisis was mainly due to wrong monetary policies and related low interest rates since the early 2000s implemented by the Fed. Alternatively, numerous non-neoclassical analyses have suggested more critical studies on such a worldwide systemic turmoil. Some of them put the emphasis on the endogenous fragilities of capitalist finance from a Minskyian perspective while others focus on market imperfections and the irrelevance of self-regulation with regard to systemic stability issues. Most of those researches shed light, explicitly or indirectly, on institutional weaknesses of the monetary and financial markets that central governments’ and regulation authorities’ reforms have fueled.

This specific AFEP-AFEE panel session aims at gathering contributions that seek to offer an institutional analysis on those topics and encourages institutionalist and evolutionist analyses to develop studies on the fragilities of the financialization process of capitalist economies and its systemic consequences in the aim of foreseeing a relevant alternative future for democratic societies.

The suggested deadline for proposals (abstract up to 2 pages with max 5 keywords and JEL Codes, with author(s) name(s), affiliation, mail and email addresses) is 15 March 2017. It is suggested that at least one of the authors of each paper is a member of AFEE at the date of the conference.

The proposals must be sent to Dr. Faruk ÜLGEN (faruk.ulgen@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr)

Notification of acceptance of papers will be sent to authors on 31 March 2017.

Completed papers are to be submitted by 1 June 2017 and will be posted on the conference website unless the authors request otherwise.

Association for Heterodox Economics Annual Conference: "Sustainability and Heterodox Economics" (Manchester, July 2017)

10-12 July, 2017 | University of Manchester, UK

IMPORTANT NOTE: THERE WAS A CHANGE OF VENUE: Dalton Ellis Hall, University of Manchester, UK

The shrinking of the polar ice caps suggests a dangerous rise in sea level by 2050. Declining biodiversity and growing sea pollution indicate that a change is needed in the dominant narratives about growth and profit. Heterodox economics needs to offer a compelling alternative narrative. This conference welcomes submissions of 'Stream Proposals' which theorise such issues, or do empirical work, or both. Make your proposal as informative and accessible as possible, click here to submit an abstract. We encourage early-career researchers to plan a Stream, and thus widen their network.

Our plenary speakers include Prof. Lynne Chester (Sydney), Prof. Anwar Shaikh (Austria), and Prof. Ozlem Onaran (Greenwich, London).

We welcome any submission in any area of heterodox economics:

* Some streams may undergo a title change as the conference grows

Streams and Papers

A stream is from one to several sessions. Each session of around 90 minutes has approximately 3 papers. We will be appointing Chairs for each session from among the participants.

How to Apply

First, please join the AHE by clicking here. Membership costs £30, or £10 for all concessions. You can pay by credit card or Paypal.

Second, register for the conference by submitting your application and abstract here by 15th March 2017. Please ensure that your abstract contains the names and affiliations of all authors, and a contact email address. You may include References to two key works in the abstract, to create an informative Conference Programme. Length limit 250 words plus references. Please keep a copy.

Bursaries: to apply for a bursary you must be an Early Career Researcher (ECR). The AHE deems Early Career status to be those with ten or less years of experience after PhD completion at the Conference start date. Mark your STREAM or PAPER proposal clearly ECR BURSARY please. The Bursary is £250 maximum toward your travel expenses (show receipts), plus a waiver of the conference fee.

Prize: there is a prize (including money) for the best ECR paper. All papers that are submitted and assessed for bursaries can be considered for a prize.

For bursaries and prizes, full papers must be sent in by 1st May 2017. A rolling reviewing process is taking place. Those accepted for Bursaries will find out by 15th May.

Third, book accommodation and pay for the conference.

Accommodation has been arranged for around 40 participants at £50 per night including VAT at the leafy, secluded Conference site, Sutherland Hall and Dalton Ellis Hall, Victoria Park, south of Manchester University, Manchester (see map here). If you prefer you may use other accommodation in the Manchester area, e.g. Ibis Hotel, or B&B rooms. If you have physical disabilities you may book into Sutherland Hall ground floor. The conference venue is Dalton Ellis Hall, University of Manchester.

Prices: the price of the conference is £190 full registration, or £130 for postgraduates, retired, unemployed, low income, or concessions. The price includes two 2 dinners, an online booklet, lunches, and refreshments over 3 days.

How to book: Accommodation and conference bookings will open around 1st March. You will be informed, via your registration email address, when bookings are open. Bookings will be first come-first served.

Key dates:

All abstracts and papers accepted will in due course appear in the AHE website www.hetecon.net.

Acceptance in the Conference Proceedings is conditional upon a peer review process, involving revision in some cases. We reserve the right to reject abstracts, but we encourage you to submit your ideas!

Cambridge Journal of Economics: Special Issue on "Towards De-Financialisation and the Rise of New Capitalism?"


This Special Issue of the Cambridge Journal of Economics invites contributions on the future of financialisation and the potential rise of a new form of post-financialisation capitalism. The aim is to stimulate a debate on how finance and financial markets and institutions can better serve the real economy and foster economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Early discussions of finance/industry relations go back to classical economists such as Smith and Marx. Key subsequent contributions include Hilferding’s (1910) views on an emerging fusion of financial and industrial motives, Polanyi’s (1944) discussion of the problems associated with the commodification of money in capitalism, Hymer’s (1971) international variant of Hilferding’s fusion idea, and numerous debates on the potential dominance of finance (such as the City of London) over industry and its deleterious effects on the real economy (Argitis and Pitelis, 2008). More recently, Epstein (2001) and Argitis and Pitelis (2001) have highlighted the role of tight monetary policy and inflation targeting in support of the interests of financial capital on the real economy, including increasing inequities in the distribution of income.

In the modern incarnation of such debates, the term ‘Financialisation’ usually refers to the growing weight of financial motives, financial actors and markets in modern economies since the 1980s, both at the national and international level (Epstein, 2001). This process involved the proliferation of securitisation and new financial instruments, and substantial credit expansions to households (Sawyer, 2016). It has coincided and has arguably been facilitated by the parallel ‘liberalisation’, de-regulation and self-regulation of markets and the economy more widely. The current period of financialisation has also coincided with the rise of globalisation, neo-liberalism and growing inequality (Palley, 2013). Notwithstanding its global nature, there are also significant variations between countries in terms of the particular forms financialisation has taken and the speed with which it has spread across the world (Lapavitsas and Powell, 2013).

There is now a growing debate on the impact, limits and future of financialisation, and on how capitalism might look in the coming decades. Will the excesses of finance and financial markets that led in 2007-2008 to the financial crisis and related Great Recession be tamed, regulated and managed? Have we entered a new age of capitalism, where financial motives and financial actors will continue to define not only the regime of accumulation and the ascendency of ‘shareholder value’ as a mode of business governance, but also take primacy over all aspects of everyday life from housing, pensions and utilities, fostering further the culture of individualism and the primacy of markets that underpin it (Van der Zwan, 2014)? Will the emergence of new actors and models of finance threaten the established system, as various commentators have suggested? Could a more co-operative approach to finance pave the way to a post-capitalist economy and society (Mason, 2015), or a fairer capitalism (Reich, 2016)? Might the slowdown of China lead to a revival of manufacturing and production in the Western World, with associated changes in the power structures between finance and industry? What does the rise of IT-based giants like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Uber imply for the future of banks, the industry/finance link, labour, and capitalism as a whole? (Kregel, 2016)

An indicative, by no means exhaustive, list of questions that might be addressed in the SI includes:

References are available here.

Further Information

Submission of Papers

Submissions should be made using the journal’s online submission system. During the submission process, authors should indicate that the manuscript is a candidate for the Special Issue titled Towards De-Financialisation and the Rise of New Capitalism? Authors are also advised to include a note indicating this in a covering letter that can be uploaded during the submission process. All papers submitted will be considered using the CJE’s normal peer review process. Please refer to the Journal’s information for authors.

The deadline for the submission of papers: 30 September 2017

Conference on "Trade Negotiations and Dispute Resolution" (London, June 2017)

12 June, 2017 | University of Westminster, UK

The place of dispute resolution mechanisms in the negotiation of trade and investment agreements is an issue of high policy significance. The role of ISDS in the TTIP has been a major obstacle in negotiations between the USA and the EU. There have been similar experiences with CETA (Canada-EU) and the TPP (Trans- Pacific Partnership). As the UK is building capacity to negotiate trade deals post its departure from the EU, the nature and arrangements for dispute resolution have become a pressing policy issue. This reality is complicated further by the plans of the Trump administration to revisit USA trade deals.

This one-day conference seeks to explore the role of dispute resolution mechanisms, especially investor-state dispute settlement provisions, in public policy. The core themes are the necessity for ISDS and its links with national judicial systems, the structure of ISDS clauses in bilateral and multilateral investment agreements, and challenges in negotiating such clauses. Papers are invited discussing the above themes (broadly defined) against the background of Brexit, TTIP, CETA and the changed policy landscape in the USA.

Deadline: Abstracts of 500 words to be sent to the organiser by 1 April. Acceptances will be notified by 1 May, with the full papers to be submitted by 1 June 2017.

Venue: University of Westminster, Little Titchfield Street, LONDON W1W 7BY

Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Manchester Journal of International Economic Law

Contact: Dr. Ioannis Glinavos: i.glinavos @westminster.ac.uk

EAEPE Symposium on "Developing Economics: Towards a Critical Research Agenda for Development Economics" (Berlin, June 2017)

10-11 June, 2017 | Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany

A brief summary is given below, more information on the web.

Venue: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Institute for International Political Economy (IPE), Badensche Straße 52, 10825 Berlin

Organisers: Svenja Flechtner (European University Flensburg), Jakob Hafele (University of Vienna), Martina Metzger (Institute for International Political Economy at the Berlin School of Economics and Law), Theresa Neef (Freie Universität Berlin)

Program committee: Svenja Flechtner (European University Flensburg), Claudius Gräbner (University of Linz), Jakob Hafele (University of Vienna), Agnès Labrousse (University of Amiens), Theresa Neef (Freie Universität Berlin)


The symposium will reflect upon the research agenda of ‘development economics’ from a critical and pluralist perspective. Its aim is to develop and connect new impulses for addressing the pressing global challenges of persisting poverty and inequalities. By critically discussing potentials and shortcomings of current approaches and practices, the symposium contributes to a research agenda that enables economists to analyse development processes in a globalised world from critical and pluralist perspectives. All contributions that help develop a critical research agenda are welcome. In particular, we will address two fields that attain huge attention in contemporary development economics: behavioural and institutional approaches to economic and human development. The symposium also aims at creating an environment in which contributions from different disciplines such as economics, political sciences, law, or sociology can be appreciated.

The symposium welcomes contributions from any field of economics or neighbouring disciplines that may contribute to its goals. In particular, we invite contributions that discuss the following (non-exhaustive set of) questions:

Please send your abstract of max. 500 words to svenja.flechtner@uni-flensburg.de until 31 March 2017. Participants will be notified in April. Limited funding is available to make a financial contribution to travel and accommodati expenses for those otherwise unable to obtain funding.

The symposium enjoys financial support by the Fritz Thyssen foundation.

Freedom and Justice Summer Conference (New York City, Aug 2017)

10-12 August, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, College in New York City, New York

The National Economic Association (NEA) and the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) announce and invite paper submissions for their fourth annual summer conference with the theme: Freedom and Justice: Jobs, Economic Security, and Inclusion. The conference will be held at and co-sponsored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the New School in New York City. The Freedom and Justice Conference is a social justice conference that attracts a small group of scholars who are dedicated to discussing pressing economic problems and their solutions for communities of color.

"Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within. Freedom is never granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted. Freedom and justice must be struggled for by the oppressed of all lands and races, and the struggle must be continuous, for freedom is never a final act, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political, and religious relationships." -- A. Philip Randolph

“Perhaps the obvious needs to be repeated; what frightens U.S. ruling-class circles is the linking of issues, strategies and, above all, people in struggle.” -- Elizabeth “Betita” Martínez

The conference calls attention to the words of A. Philip Randolph and Betita Martínez, activists and civil rights leaders who linked racial justice with economic justice for all. The conference will provide a forum for discussion of ongoing racial-ethnic economic disparities and policy recommendations designed to counter them.

We are especially interested in papers/panels submissions on the following topics:

Papers/Panels which examine the conference theme of jobs, economic security, and inclusion for Indigenous and Asian Americans are also encouraged.

We invite scholars to explore these and other questions at our interdisciplinary summer conference. Presenters are expected to contribute to conference discussions for the full two days.

Abstracts of approximately 200 words should be sent as Word attachments to nbanks@bucknell.edu. Only e-mail submissions will be considered. Conference presentations must be no longer than 15 minutes. The abstract submission deadline is May 10, 2017. Abstracts must include presenter’s name, title, affiliation, physical mailing address, e-mail address, phone number(s), and any audio/visual requests. We invite submissions for individual papers as well as for panels. Presenters will be notified of status by May 15th. All presenters and attendees must register for the conference in order to attend.

The Conference registration fee is $125.00. The conference registration and hotel information will be on-line and available once submissions have been accepted.

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education: Special Issue on "Pluralism with Purpose"

Special Issue on "Pluralism with Purpose: Applying a Pluralist Approach to Informing Policy"

Understanding economic phenomena by using pluralism in teaching and research is an intensely debated problem, but we believe that an increased focus on applied pluralist approaches is now required (e.g., to operationalise the OECD’s New Approaches to Economic Challenges programme). We need both a shared understanding of the meaning of a pluralist approach to understanding economic phenomena, including feasible applied methods from relevant disciplines, and a means of choosing one or more amongst them.

Pluralism is, however, more than applications, it is also about culture, institutions and relationships, including those between economists and amongst other social scientists. So for instance the OECD discusses the need for ‘appropriate changes in the structure of the organisation to avoid one-size-fits-all and move beyond a silo-approach to policy, to enhance inter-disciplinarity and to safe-guard against groupthink’. This also applies to heterodox economists as they are clearly not automatically pluralist in practice or outlook. Pluralism is not about replacing one dogma with another one.

This Call for Papers welcomes a dialogue with mainstream economists, both academics and practitioners, to build bridges and break down walls within the economics discipline and between economics and other disciplines. We are looking particularly for papers focusing on the application of pluralist approaches in terms of methods, but also in terms of the institutions and behavior necessary to solidify pluralism.

This Call for Papers invites contributions in the following areas:

  1. What is an applied pluralist approach? When can it be said to be scientific?
  2. What can economics learn from the natural and social sciences?
  3. What is the scope for application i.e., how do we define the economy or economic phenomena?
  4. What are the methods and procedures for applying a pluralist approach to understanding economic phenomena? How to decide the methods or combination of methods fit for purpose? How must theories, methods and evidence interact?
  5. How can pluralism be supported within the policy making process and within government institutions?
  6. How does pluralism as a modus vivendi relate to a modus operandi in terms of institutions, behaviour, methods, etc.

Important Dates

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. Please read our information on submitting articles.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors at:

International Post-Keynesian And Institutionalist Conference: "Instability, Growth & Regulation" (Grenoble, Dec 2017)

7-9 December, 2017 | Grenoble University, Grenoble, France

The purpose of this conference is to question the limits of capitalist economies to provide society with sustainable and viable economic growth, as well as durable human development. In line with the 1st Conference in December 2015, the aim of this 2nd Conference is to contribute to the understanding of the working of market-based capitalist and capitalist-like economies through the rise of new forms of accumulation, regulation, socialization and the collective management of instabilities.

This multidisciplinary conference aims at bringing together approaches rooted in the historical tradition of the critical analysis of capitalism, which in turns rests on two important arguments: 1) capitalist societies are continuously changing; and 2) they are unstable social structures that rely on specific institutional frameworks (including markets and state) whose collective design heavily determines the path of change.

Through time, capitalism has displayed different paths of evolution, at times highly unstable, reflecting its dynamic nature, which is related to complex economic, political and social linkages. For instance, the economic and financial crisis of 2007, the causes of which are varied and complex, was preceded by a period of growth that has been labeled the Great Moderation, which convinced scholars and decision- makers that their economic objectives would be reached in the not-so-distant future. The crisis, however,

largely invalidated those “great expectations”. As a result, growth in most countries (advanced as well as emerging economies) has slowed down considerably, and some may be entrenched in what economists have called ‘secular stagnation.’

It has become clear that after several decades of implementing market-friendly neoliberal policies around the world, the 2007 crisis represents a considerable challenge to mainstream economic theories and policies with respect to a number of fundamental economic issues, such as durable development, financial stability, sustainable growth, and poverty reduction. This calls for alternative economic approaches better able to point to new economic and social policies. Yet, building such policies requires a profound reflection on the existing theories and models, and a rethinking of the most basic concepts: markets, money, the role of the State, the regulatory framework, among many others.

While Post-Keynesian and Institutionalist in nature, this conference seeks to encourage an open exchange and dialogue among different paradigms both within economics (such as evolutionary, regulationist, institutionalist, Marxist, Kaleckian, social, feminist, and humanistic economics) and within the social sciences at large, such as anthropology, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.

We welcome submissions from all critical traditions. The working languages of the conference will be English and French.

Presentations may cover (but not limited to):


Important Dates



If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email one or both of us:

See more here

Session on "Financial geographies of Europe" @ EUGEO Congress (Brussels, Sep 2017)

4-6 September, 2017 | Palace of the Academies, Brussels, Belgium

EUGEO, the Association of Geographical Societies in Europe (EUGO), organises every two years a major international scientific congress, bringing together geographers from all over the world.

After Amsterdam, London, Bratislava, Rome and Budapest in 2015, where over 600 participants attended the congress, EUGEO 2017 will take place in Brussels in the prestigious Palace of the Academies, at short distance from the Grand Place.

The format of the congress will be based on thematic sessions, organized around problems that Europe and European geographers face.

A Provisional list of the sessions can be found here. Special attention to Theme 6 (Economy and transportation) and Theme 8 (Politics and policies).

More details about the conference can be found here.


Call for papers for a session "Financial geographies of Europe" at 6th EUGEO congress:

Finance was never just another sector of the economy, but there is reason to believe that the centrality of finance to the European economies, societies and households has increased in recent decades. Geographers have scrutinized this process, known as ‘financialization’, in particular since the global financial crisis that morphed into a sovereign debt crisis. Within Europe there was—and continues to be—a strong geography to the crisis at all scales.

We are interested in studies that present geographies of the financial and debt (post-)crisis, but also in geographies of the financial sector itself. We welcome papers that address: financial flows, centres and networks; the financialization of households, corporations, state agencies and the economy at large; and also in work that address how finance relates to and implicates geopolitics, sustainability, socio-spatial equality and justice, and uneven development. Finally, we encourage contributions on methods and techniques for financial geography.

Interested in participating? Please e-mail us [manuel.aalbers@kuleuven.be and david.bassens@vub.ac.be] before 15 March with an abstract of max. 250 words.

Special Sessions @ 29th Annual EAEPE Conference: "The role of the State in Economic Development" (Budapest, Oct 2017)

19-21 October, 2017 | Budapest, Hungary

Information about the conference and the general call for papers is available here.

Below you find Special Call for Papers of different EAPE Research Areas:


Call for Papers of the EAEPE Research Area J on “Monetary Economics, Finance and Financial Institutions”

RA [J] CfP - Monetary Economics, Finance and Financial Institutions

This research area provides a pluralistic and interdisciplinary forum for the analysis of financial markets and their role in economy, culture and society. With respect to the general theme of the 2017 EAEPE Annual conference, this research area wants to address the capacities of the state for governing financial institutions and its (new) role in the context of the contemporary transnational financial system. Thus, we are calling for contributions which discuss driving forces like technological, financial or regulatory innovations which challenge, undermine or support the governability of financial affairs. In these respects and to enrich our theoretical and policy vocabulary, this Research Area wants to explore (but is by no means limited to) the following questions:

We welcome submissions of individual papers or panels. Panel submissions are thought to contain 4 to 5 contributions, chair and discussant. Paper abstracts (300-750 words) should include the name(s), email address, affiliation of the authors, along with the name of this Research Area.

Submissions should be handed in via the EAEPE website.

Abstract submission deadline: May 15, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be sent out on June 15, 2017.

For further questions please write to the coordinators of this Research Area:

Benjamin Wilhelm (benjamin.wilhelm@sowi.uni-giessen.de) or Ian Crowther (ian.crowther@mbs.ac.uk).


RA [JAES] CfP - Joint AFEE-EAEPE Sessions: "The Global Crisis of Youth Unemployment: Causes, Consequences and Policies. Evolutionary-Institutional and Political-Economic Perspectives"

The European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) will be hosting a conference in Budapest, Hungary on 19-21 October 2017.

The EAEPE organizes joint sessions together with the Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) since 2012. The goal is to promote scientific and scholarly collaboration between the two sister organisations. Due to its continuous success a permanent Research Area for has been implemented for these joint sessions.

This year’s topic is: “The Global Crisis of Youth Unemployment: Causes, Consequences and Policies. Evolutionary-Institutional and Political-Economic Perspectives”. The aim is to address the serious global problem of youth unemployment. Policies for recovery and development have usually focused on minimising financial risks and increasing competitiveness. However, few policies have put young people at the heart of development. Thus they fail to grasp the deep causes and sweeping impact of youth unemployment, which has dramatically increased across countries in the post-crisis era. Rising unemployment among young people can have serious consequences for individual and collective wellbeing, leading to further economic slowdown, social unrest and political instability. It is thus imperative to join forces to raise awareness about the problem and discuss the possible ways of solving it by introducing new policies and institutions.

We invite contributions that talk about conditions of and policies for youth unemployment. We welcome works that derive from various social science disciplines and use different units of analysis (individual, regional, country or cross-country level), methodologies and techniques (theoretical, empirical, qualitative and quantitative). Finally, we invite evolutionary, institutionalist, and political-economic perspectives on the problem.

Submission deadline for an abstract: 15 May 2017.

Please submit your abstract here and choose [JAES] Joint AFEE-EAEPE Sessions.

Sent on behalf of the coordinators Asimina Christoforou, Wolfram Elsner and Svetlana Kirdina.


Association for Evolutionary Economics @ EAEPE 2017

Theme: “The Global Crisis of Youth Unemployment: Causes, Consequences and Policies. Evolutionary-Institutional and Political-Economic Perspectives”.

The aim is to address the serious global problem of youth unemployment. Policies for recovery and development have usually focused on minimizing financial risks and increasing competitiveness. However, few policies have put young people at the heart of development. Thus they fail to grasp the deep causes and sweeping impact of youth unemployment, which has dramatically increased across countries in the post-crisis era. Rising unemployment among young people can have serious consequences for individual and collective wellbeing, leading to further economic slowdown, social unrest and political instability. It is thus imperative to join forces to raise awareness about the problem and discuss the possible ways of solving it by introducing new policies and institutions.

We invite contributions that talk about conditions of and policies for youth unemployment. We welcome works that derive from various social science disciplines and use different units of analysis (individual, regional, country or cross-country level), methodologies and techniques (theoretical, empirical, qualitative and quantitative). Finally, we invite evolutionary, institutionalist, and political-economic perspectives on the problem.

Since 2012, EAEPE has organized joint sessions with Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE). The goal is to promote scientific and scholarly collaboration between the two sister organizations. Due to its continuous success a permanent Research Area for has been implemented for these joint sessions.

Submission deadline: 15 May 2017.

Please submit your abstract here and choose [JAES] Joint AFEE-EAEPE Sessions:

For more information:


Co-funded Special Sessions by EAEPE

Further Special Sessions

Please do not hesitate to send us proposals for other possible special sessions by March 20 so to be discussed and approved during the Spring Council meeting!

Moreover, we are happy to advise in case of open questions, please contact our scientific development plan officer and research area coordinator Marco Raberto (marco.raberto@unige.it) for further inquiries and our web officer Manuel Scholz-Wäckerle (manuel.scholz-waeckerle@wu.ac.at) for the appearance on the web and communication!

The special sessions are also summarized on the EAEPE website.

The 6th Cross-Border Post Keynesian Conference: "Populism, Heterodoxy, and Globalization" (Buffalo, June 2017)

19-20 June, 2017 | SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY, USA

The Economics and Finance Department at SUNY Buffalo State invites papers and participants for the 2017 Cross-Border Post Keynesian Conference, to be held on June 19-20. Following the tradition of the Conference, which has previously been held in Vermont, Ottawa, Montreal, Buffalo, and Toronto we are encouraging Post Keynesian scholarship. The general theme of the Conference is “Populism, Heterodoxy, and Globalization.” The Conference is also open to all heterodox economic perspectives and topics.

The keynote speaker is Professor John F. Henry, the recipient of the 2017 Veblen-Commons Award from the Association for Evolutionary Economics, Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute, and Professor Emeritus at California State University, Sacramento.

Other distinguished participants include: Jan Kregel (Levy Institute, US), L. Randall Wray (Levy Institute, US), Mario Seccareccia (University of Ottawa, Canada), John Smithin (York University, Canada), and Robert Dimand (Brock University, Canada).

Both complete session and individual paper proposals are welcome. Interested contributors are requested to send proposals to Dr. Curtis Haynes using the following form. A complete session proposal should include 3-4 papers and a session chair. We also encourage proposals from graduate students. The deadline for proposed papers and session is April 1, 2017. The Conference committee will consider all proposals and notify you of acceptance or rejection by April 15, 2017.

Other conference information (registration, accommodation, travel, etc.) will be announced through the conference website soon.

For further information and queries, contact the conference organizing committee at pk2017buffalo@gmail.com

The conference organizing committee:

Joelle Leclaire, Tae-Hee Jo, Ted Schmidt, Victor Kasper, Curtis Haynes, Frederick Floss, and Bruce Fisher

URPE-IAFFE joint sessions @ ASSA meeting (Philadelphia, Jan 2018)

5-7 January, 2018 | Allied Social Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, US

Once again, URPE (Union of Radical Political Economics) and IAFFE (International Association for Feminist Economics) plan to co-sponsor up to three sessions at the ASSA annual meeting in 2018.

We welcome proposals on feminist and radical political economic theory and applied analysis. The number of panels allocated to heterodox organizations is very limited. The joint IAFFE/URPE panels are allocated to URPE. Please note that anyone who presents a paper must be a member of URPE or IAFFE at the time of submission of the paper or panel proposal. Preference will be given to presenters who are members of both organizations. We also expect that participants make an effort to be engaged in all IAFFE and URPE sessions, not just their own, as the AEA does keep track of participants and may reduce the number of sessions accordingly.

Proposals for individual papers should include the title and an abstract (100 words). A longer depiction of the paper (include methods used) is desired, but not required. We will also need name, institutional affiliation, phone, email, and membership status in URPE and IAFFE for all authors. Please send your paper proposal and all requested information to elissa.braunstein@colostate.edu.

Proposals for complete sessions are also possible. If you want to propose a panel, please contact Elissa Braunstein (elissa.braunstein@colostate.edu). And if you are interested in/willing to be a chair or discussant, please write her an email.

The deadline for proposed papers for joint URPE/IAFFE panels is May 1, 2017.

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

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

Work, Employment and Society (WES): Special Issue on "Solidarities in and through Work in an Age of Extremes"

Work, Employment and Society is pleased to announce a special issue, publishing in 2019: Solidarities in and through Work in an Age of Extremes

The issue will be guest edited by Vanessa Beck and Paul Brook, both at the University of Leicester, UK.

This special issue of Work, Employment and Society aims to explore the past and future of solidarity as well as its present manifestations. Contributors are invited to consider submissions that address issues of solidarity in and through work, employment and society in relation to any of the following, though the list is not exhaustive:

Deadline for submissions (full papers): 01 December 2017

To read the full call for papers and for instructions on how to submit, please visit the BSA website.

The guest editors welcome informal enquiries about potential submissions. For further information please contact Vanessa Beck (vab9@le.ac.uk) or Paul Brook (pb222@le.ac.uk)

Call for Participants

"International Conference: Marx’s Capital after 150 Years – Critique and Alternative to Capitalism" (Toronto, May 2017)

24-26 May, 2017 | York University, Toronto, Canada

After the eruption of the international financial crisis in 2008, Marx's Capital received renewed academic and popular attention. Leading newspapers throughout the world discussed again the contemporary relevance of its pages. Faced with a deep new crisis of capitalism, many are now looking to an author who in the past was often wrongly associated with the "actually existing socialism"; and who was too hastily dismissed after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

For many scholars today, Marx's analyses are arguably resonating even more strongly than they did in his own time. This international conference will bring together several world-renowned sociologists, political theorists, economists, and philosophers, from diverse fields and more than 10 countries with the aim of offering diverse scholarly perspectives and critical insights into the principal contradictions of contemporary capitalism and, in so doing, point to alternative economic and social models.

The conference is structured in nine plenary sessions and around several major themes. Among them there are: new interpretations of Capital in light of ecology, non-European societies and gender; the contemporary relevance of Capital; re-reading Capital as an incomplete project after the new critical edition of Marx's complete work (MEGA²); and the global dissemination and reception of Capital. The presenters will critically reconsider Marx's magnum opus as a work that continues to provide an effective framework to understand the nature of capitalism and the transformations of our times.


Day 1: Wednesday, May 24

Day 2: Thursday, May 25

Session 1: The Politics of Capital

Session 2: Beyond Labour and Capital

Session 3: New Critical Stances

Session 4: Extending the Critique of CapitaI

Day 3: Friday, May 26

Session 1: Elements of Future Society

Session 2: Capitalism, Past and Present

Session 3: New Grounds of Critique

Session 4: Which Marx for Today?

Conference Organizer:


More information about the conference is available here.

20th Summer School on the "History of Economic Thought, Economic Philosophy and Economic History" (Como, Aug-Sept 2017)

28 August – 1 September, 2017 | Como, Italy

The 20th Summer School on the History of Economic Thought, Economic Philosophy and Economic History will take place in Como, Italy, from August 28 to September 1, 2017.

The topic of the School is: The Evolution of the Economic Theory of Decision-Making.

The School is co-organized by ESHET (European Society for the History of Economic Thought), PHARE (Centre for the Philosophy, History and Analysis of Economic Representation, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, University of Insubria, and University of Milan.

PhD students and young scholars who wish to attend the School should submit an extended abstract proposal in English of 750 to 1,000 words, or a full-paper proposal of up to 7,500 words.

Abstract or full-papers should be sent, together with a CV, and a letter of recommendation from a supervisor, to ivan.moscati@uninsubria.it.

The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2017. Decisions about applications will be communicated by June 1, 2017.

More information about the topic, the program, the speakers and the location is available here

ECLAC/UN Summer School on "Latin American Economies" (Santiago, Jul-Sep 2017)

The Summer School on Latin American Economies is a two-month training program from July to September every year, aimed at young researchers interested in Latin American development issues. It is organized by the Division of Production, Productivity, and Management.

In ECLAC's analytical tradition, production structure, technological progress, and trade specialization are the main variables that explain long-run economic and social development. ECLAC's contributions are part of a tradition in economic theory that combines the Keynesian paradigm with the Schumpeterian and evolutionist traditions. The former pays special attention to income distribution and full employment policies, while the latter focuses on the dynamics of learning, technological innovation and diffusion and its impact on the production patterns. These traditions recognize that industrial and technological policies are crucial to foster developing countries' convergence with the developed economies in terms of technological capabilities and per capita GDP. In ECLAC's School, the participants debate these topics in an open, plural and multidisciplinary framework. They study empirical and theoretical topics emphasizing recent Latin American economic history and its impacts on economic perspectives and policies.

The ECLAC Summer School offers its students access not only to the infrastructure and library at its headquarters in Santiago, but also to the human capabilities associated with its various divisions (covering a broad range of areas of study on the realities of the region), and its vast ECLAC network of researchers and universities throughout the world.

Full-time availability is required during the entire program. Courses are taught in both Spanish and English.

Contact: summerschool@cepal.org

All the necessary information regarding the application can be found here.

Summer School on "Repoliticising capitalism: contradictions, critique and alternatives" (Roskilde, Aug 2017)

31 July - 11 August 2017 | Roskilde University, Denmark

Course outline

The summer school brings together a faculty of international scholars (including Ngai-Ling Sum and Bob Jessop) and staff from Roskilde University (including Jesper Jespersen, Peter Nielsen and Mikkel Flohr) for an in-depth course on heterodox and critical political economic perspectives. It offers a unique opportunity to directly engage with original economic texts/source material and to explore core dimensions of the critique of (neo)classical economic theory and contemporary perspectives on global capitalism. The focus of the course is explicitly pluralist, encouraging students to widen their horizon for critical thinking and methodological reflection

The first part of the course ‘Economic Thought from Oikos to Economics’ traces the history of economic ideas with an emphasis on critical and heterodox approaches. The individual sessions will introduce students to carefully selected primary literature from classical, critical and heterodox strands of economic thought. The objective is to understand the varied historical effect of these theories on both the object of study and the discipline itself. This will provide the foundation for further elaboration on contemporary issues such as debt, unemployment, inequality, and growth.

The second part of the course ‘Contemporary Challenges, Critiques and Alternatives’ addresses present and pressing issues, through the lens of critical and heterodox political economy. This theoretical and applied pluralism will provide insights on issues such as e.g. the development crisis, financialisation, austerity politics and climate change. Through the employment of recent critiques, the second section of the course hence offers potential pathways towards different conceptualisations and alternatives to “the economy” as we know it.

Why do this summer school at Roskilde University?

The ‘Repoliticizing Capitalism’ course at Roskilde University is the only one of its kind in Scandinavia. It offers a rare opportunity to engage with primary economic texts as well as leading scholars within heterodox economics and critical political economy. The course will contribute substantially to students’ understanding of economics, its history and usages. Moreover the specific focus on alternatives and critiques enables students to move beyond orthodox conceptualizations of the economy.

RUC is a critical university, with an explicit focus on creating experimental and innovative learning experiences and knowledge. It has a unique history of student activism and legacy of critical thought that still leaves an impression on university environment. The summer school at RUC not only provides an opportunity to take part in a vibrant academic community, but you will also be presented with the possibility of directly engaging with professors, lecturers and researchers leading within their fields. RUC’s dedication to student participation, problem solving and innovative learning approaches will positively add to the credentials of any student.

Located at the city of Roskilde and a 25-min train-ride from Copenhagen, the cultural, social, economic and political happenings are inside the reach of its green surroundings.

For more details, please see the course website and below.


The course is offered from 31 July - 11 August 2017. The application deadline is 15 May.

Course format

The course takes place over a two week period and comprises a range of activities. Each week there are four days of teaching (seminars and workshops), and one day of self-study.

The seminars presents a variety of critical approaches, drawing on the readings and the lecturers’ own work. The core element of the summer school is active learning-oriented workshops, in which the participants discuss the theoretical, methodological and empirical issues raised in the lectures. There will also be opportunities for participants to present their own work to the group. Self-study periods, facilitated by the enabling learning environment at the Roskilde university campus offer an opportunity for students to improve their knowledge and understanding of theoretical perspectives and current affairs. Social activities include film screenings, an evening discussing economics and science fiction, as well as a barbecue.


The course is taught in English.


RUC Students from the international programmes International Development Studies, EU-studies and Global Studies, and students from the Danish programmes Politik og Administration and Forvaltning, will be admitted directly. Other students must apply for pre-approval from their respective study boards.


Students enrolled at a Danish university do not have to pay fees, but need to provide a forhåndsgodkendelse/pre-approval from their university. For international students (EU/EEA) €420.

Please note: The course is offered both as 7,5 ECTS and as 10 ECTS (The price for 10 ETCS is € 560)

Accommodation is available on campus, prices and further details are available upon request.

Literature and course overview

To be made available in due time, for a preliminary outline see http://kursus.ruc.dk/class/view/11396.


If you have any questions please contact us at summerschool2017@ruc.dk.

Summer school on "Applied Stock-Flow consistent and Agent-based Macro-modelling" (Paris, July 2017)

17-22 July, 2017 | Paris, France

Venue: At Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité (from Monday to Friday) and the main Campus of Paris 13 in Villetaneuse (on Saturday)


The aim of this event is to continue the successful tradition of the winter schools and workshops on stock-flow consistent (SFC) and agent-based modelling which took place at the University of Limerick between 2013 and 2015 as well as the summer school on the same theme which took place at Kingston University in 2016.

The success of these previous events and the large volume of high-quality applications which were received for every single one of them clearly show that there exists a strong interest among young economists to learn in-depth about alternative approaches to macroeconomic modelling. The SFC approach is by now quite well-established, with a growing number of researchers working in the field and current efforts focused on providing agent-based microfoundations for these models and to move toward a more empirical approach through estimation and empirical calibration. In addition, the approach is gaining increasing recognition from institutions such as the Bank of England, which in September 2016 published a working paper based on an SFC model of the UK economy. In spite of all this, there continues to be a lack of programmes or events which teach the subject in a coherent and comprehensive fashion.

This summer school at Université Paris 13 will contribute to filling this gap by bringing together some leading experts of the SFC and agent-based approaches who will give an intensive one-week course to a group of interested young economists. Paris 13 is particularly well-placed to organise such an event since a large number of its faculty members are active in these fields. More generally, Paris 13 possesses an open and pluralistic economics faculty, as well as a research centre which is committed to the creation and dissemination of new economic thinking. Moreover, since Kingston University is one of the partners of the Erasmus Mundus EPOG programme coordinated by Paris 13, this means that the summer school will also have access to the experts on the SFC and agent-based approaches who are based at Kingston University.

Why join our summer school?

If you are a highly motivated student of economics at the Master’s or Ph.D. level, or if you are working with a research centre or a public institution, and have a strong interest in stock-flow consistent (SFC) and/or agent-based (AB) modelling and their applications, this summer school offers you a unique opportunity to participate in an intensive, one-week course about these approaches. Courses will be taught by international leading experts. If you are already working on a project incorporating SFC and/or AB approaches, the summer school offers you the chance to discuss your work and to resolve any issue requiring expert support. This summer school is also an excellent opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas with participants who are equally interested in similar issues.

Aims and objectives

SFC macroeconomic modelling is fundamentally concerned with providing a comprehensive representation of both the real and financial sides of the economy in order to appropriately depict the important interactions between them. Consistency is ensured through the application of rigorous accounting rules, and the imposition of restrictive general equilibrium conditions is not necessary. SFC models are well suited to the study of a wide variety of topics and have thus far proved particularly useful in studying the causes and effects of financial crises as well as issues such as financialisation, income inequality or monetary integration. More recently, efforts have been made to incorporate insights from ecological economics into SFC models in order to add the fundamentally important dimension of the ecosystem to these models. SFC modelling represents the most well-developed alternative to mainstream macro-modelling and a growing community of researchers are working in further advancing the field.

SFC models are typically aggregate models which do not incorporate explicit microfoundations, although their behavioural equations are usually based on some form of microeconomic reasoning. Such an approach is useful for many purposes, but for a large number of interesting questions it can be helpful to incorporate a more explicit treatment of microeconomic aspects.

A class of models which can provide a detailed depiction of microeconomic behaviours is that of agent-based models. The agent-based approach focusses on the heterogeneity of economic agents, the adaptive behaviour of these agents and network interactions between them. This allows the modelling of phenomena which would not be observable in a purely aggregate macro model. It also avoids the pitfalls of representative agent models which still abound in economic research and emphasises the importance of emergent properties in multi-agent environments rather than ignoring them.

The SFC and AB approaches can be gainfully combined, either through the introduction of agent-based microfoundations into one or more sectors of a macroeconomic model or through building an AB model of an entire economy and imposing the necessary accounting constraints to ensure that the model is consistent. The use of agent-based microfoundations in SFC models will be another central theme of the summer school and participants will learn how such models can be built in practice. There will be a particular focus on the interactions between the micro- and macroeconomic levels which can be depicted through a combination of the SFC and AB approaches. Participants will learn how interactions at the microeconomic level shape the macroeconomic properties of a model and how, in turn, the macroeconomic environment feeds back on relationships at the micro level.

Since the large majority of research in SFC and AB modelling thus far has focussed on theoretical work, efforts must now be redirected towards more empirical research, by building empirically estimated or calibrated models. The summer school will thus include classes on how the necessary empirical data can be obtained and used in SFC and AB modelling. Participants will be invited to contribute to advancing this aspect of the approach.

Organisation of the courses

From Monday to Friday, the summer school will take place at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme of the Université Paris 13, at the Auditorium for the lectures, and in room 414 for the computer labs. On Saturday, the event will take place on the main campus of the Université Paris 13, in Villetaneuse, at the Amphi 6.

The school will begin on Monday the 17th of July with keynote lectures. This will be followed by a very brief (~5 minutes) presentation by each student in which they will give an idea of their current research.

There will then be 8 hours of teaching sessions per day for the following 5 days (Tuesday to Saturday). Every day will include one or two classes on theoretical considerations, modelling techniques and empirical applications. 2-4 hours every day will be devoted to computer labs in which students will practise hands-on, together with instructors, how to apply the materials and concepts seen in the classes in order to work on their own models. Participants will be provided with the source codes of a few simple models in order to help them build their own. All the computer labs will build on each other in order to ensure that all students will leave the summer school with a sound basis to continue their work independently.
On Saturday, there will be a closing keynote.

Indicative contents of the Summer School

Keynote speakers:


All the material required for the summer school, including readings, any code required in advance, etc., will be made available to students before the beginning of the event. The labs will focus on how to build, calibrate and estimate AB and SFC models in R and Netlogo. Beyond some prior familiarity with the AB and SFC approaches, we therefore expect each participant to have a sufficient knowledge of both R (including R Studio) and Netlogo to follow the labs and complete small tasks which may be set by instructors. If you are unfamiliar with these programming languages, you will be expected to acquire sufficient knowledge prior to the event. To learn R, you may wish to look at the R programming course offered by Coursera at www.coursera.org/course/rprog and/or other free R courses and/or the swirl package. In addition, be sure to familiarise yourself with the SFC package for R available at github.com/S120/PKSFC as well as the pdfetch package for empirical calibration.


Dany Lang (Associate Professor, Paris 13 and Professor, Université de Saint Louis, Belgium) ; Maria Roubtsova (PhD student, Université Paris 13) ; and João Pedro Scalco Macalós (Master EPOG student, Université Paris 13).

Application and fees

Due to limited funding and for logistical reasons, we restrict the number of participants to 25. We will thus only consider applicants who can demonstrate a strong interest in as well as some previous knowledge of the field.

As mentioned above, successful applicants will also be expected to have mastered the basics of R (including R Studio) and Netlogo before the start of the summer school in order to be able to follow the computer labs.

Application procedure

Applications should be sent via email before March 31st, 2017, 23:59 to Summer.school.SFC.ABM.Paris@gmail.com with an updated CV and a letter of motivation attached. The subject of the message should be “Application to the SFC-ABM Paris summer school”. Applications that do not meet these conditions will not be considered.

You may also include a reference letter which is relevant to the theme of the event, but this is not a requirement. We will evaluate all applications as quickly as possible after the deadline and inform all applicants of the outcome. Late applications will only be considered in the unlikely case that there are free spots left. If you require a visa to travel to France, let us know about it in your application.

Participation fee

The fee for participation is 100€ which includes accommodation, lunches and coffee as well as one social dinner. Due to limited funding, we cannot provide support to cover travel costs.

The organisers gratefully acknowledge the financial support received from Université Paris 13-Sorbonne Paris Cité, the CEPN (Centre d’économie de Paris Nord), ADEK (French association for the development of Keynesian studies), the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK, Düsseldorf), l’agence Française de développement (AFD) and Kingston University.

Deadline for applying: March 31st, 2017, 23:59.

Contact: Dany Lang
Email: Summer.school.SFC.ABM.Paris@gmail.com

Link to the summer school website is available here.

Workshop in History of Economic Thought: "The diffusion in continental Europe of the German Historical School (1850-1930)" (Lyon, 2017)

3 March, 2017 | Centre Jean Bosco, Lyon, France

Topic: The diffusion in continental Europe of the German Historical School (1850-1930)


If you want to participate, please contact Rebeca Gomez Betancourt

Job Postings

Association for Social Economics, US

The Association for Social Economics seeks a new Executive Director.

The Executive Director is responsible for most of the day-to-day operations of the Association and is the initial contact person for the membership. The main responsibilities of this position include:

Interested individuals should send a CV and a letter expressing interest to the committee Chair, Steven Pressman (pressman@monmouth.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Compensation for the position will be hotel, registration and travel expenses for the ASSA conference plus $5,500 per year. The ASE will try to negotiate with the university of the Executive Director for release time from teaching in lieu of the money if that is desired by the new Executive Director.

The Association for Social Economics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany

Job Title: Economics (in particular: International Macroeconomics)

Job description:

The faculty member in this position will be expected to teach Bachelor’s and Master’s level courses and conduct research with practical relevance in the areas listed above. Profound expertise in comparative empirical research in the economic areas of money, development and growth as well as (corresponding) publications are requested.

Furthermore, research or publication activities focusing on emerging markets under consideration of historical developments and institutional frameworks are desirable. Professional experience in an international environment, teaching and research projects are explicitly required. The offered position can also be designed as specifically research-oriented with a stronger theoretical- scientific focus.


Based on the English-speaking lecture requirements, we address candidates with English as a native language or with an outstanding command of English. So both languages English and German are needed to fulfill the lecture requirements. In order to facilitate the communication with international students, the successful candidate should possess a high level of intercultural competence.The appointment to professorship requires fulfillment of the conditions as laid out in paragraph 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (BerlHG). This includes, but is not limited to, a higher education degree, scientific and practical experience pertinent to the subjects as specified above, and a track record of good teaching skills, which may be supported, for instance, by teaching experience as a lecturer or teacher in institutions of higher education, vocational schools or ongoing professional training. The work experience has to be at least 5 years, thereof 3 years outside university.The position requires participation in the academic self-administration of the Berlin School of Economics and Law.

Further details and application procedure can be found here.

Chapman University, US

Job Title: Research Associate

The Smith Institute at Chapman University, Orange, CA, USA, is looking for a Research Associate in Political Economy or Philosophy.


Please submit a resume with Job No. 18-17. Instructions to complete the application are provided in a PDF format at the bottom of the recruitment posting. A link to upload a resume and/or other support documents is provided within the body of the online application. Please note that application materials must be completed in its entirety in order to be considered for the recruitment pool

The Academic Professional, Research Associate position is an exempt, full-time administrator position, with a limited-term of two (2) years in duration, for the Smith Institute. Continued employment is based upon available grant funding. This position reports to the Principal Investigator (PI)/Professor, Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Economics and Law within the Economics Science Institute.

The Research Associate, alongside the PI, conducts research on political economy or philosophy. The incumbent will design and execute research methodology and collaborate with other faculty with similar research interests on this topic. The incumbent will furnish regular technical reports and updates to the PI. This position may teach one course year in consultation with the faculty. The position contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or presentation. Will perform other duties as assigned.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for the Academic Professional, Research Associate position.

Specific Job Requirements: PhD in Economics or relevant field of research; or its equivalent in research skill and subject matter knowledge by the beginning of employment at Chapman University. Knowledge of research methods as issued by Institutional Research Boards.

General Job Requirements: Ability to conduct research in a timely manner and document all data. Strong writing skills and computational knowledge. Ability to collaborate with Principal Investigator and other faculty before and during research. Ability to formulate and communicate logical and sound conclusions and recommendations. Excellent interpersonal skills with a diverse group of individuals at all organizational levels. Ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to use tact and diplomacy and maintain high level of confidentiality. Ability to learn and interpret University policies and procedures that pertain to the duties of this position. Ability to multi-task and have a strong command of time management skills to be able to prioritize duties when faced with interruptions, distractions and a fluctuating workload. Be able to work some weeknight and weekend work hours as needed.

Notice to Applicants: This position will be posted for a minimum of 5 business days and may close at any time after that without prior notice.

Please include one (1) letter of reccommendation with your application materials.

Successful completion and outcomes of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate.

Detailed Instructions (PDF) are can be found here. To apply please fill out an on-line application.

Link to the job advert is available here.

Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Belgium

Job Title: Senior Economic Policy Adviser

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies is now recruiting for a Senior Economic Policy Advisor.

About FEPS: FEPS is the progressive think tank at European level, with more than 50 member political Foundations and think tanks across Europe. It embodies a new way of thinking on the social democratic, socialist and labour scene in Europe. It seeks to serve as a platform for ideas and aims to tackle the challenges that Europe faces today by putting fresh thinking at the core of its action.

The Foundation carries out regular projects with the members and in addition holds special close working relationships with renowned international partners. FEPS is well recognised in international political circles and has established a strong network of high4level progressive economists.

The focus of the work will be on assisting in the development of a progressive economic approach for the EU and developing alternative economic policies, in particular with regards to growth and employment, and possible reforms of the current EU banking and financial systems.

The candidate:

The work contract will start as soon as possible.

The salary will be discussed depending on experience and qualifications. The contract will be under Belgian law.

Please send a cover letter and CV in English to laeticia.thissen@feps-europe.eu by Monday the 20th of March 2017 at the latest.

You will be contacted directly if you are selected for an interview and all candidates will be contacted at the end of the selection process to let you know if you have been successful or not.

Radboud University, Netherlands

There are two job openings available in history and philosophy of economics at the Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University:

Work environment

The Nijmegen School of Management is an academic centre of research and higher learning. It has seven focus areas: Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, Social and Political Sciences of the Environment, Human Geography and Spatial Planning. The NSM strives for a multidisciplinary approach whenever possible. Altogether, the NSM employs 265 full-time staff, of whom 75% are academics. The NSM awards Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the above-mentioned seven fields of study, which are organised in the NSM’s educational institute. The educational programme is based on a system of small-scale teaching and provides a stimulating learning environment with an emphasis on the development of academic skills. The Nijmegen School of Management has about 3,300 students. The NSM’s research activities are governed by the Institute for Management Research (IMR), which has the equivalent of 110 full-time staff. It focuses on fundamental and applied research on the development, design and effectiveness of the public and private structures that regulate, govern or manage human interaction.
The vacancy is within the Chair Group of Economic Theory and Policy. The Department of Economics and Business Economics has three additional Chairs: Business Economics, International Economics, and Finance. The department is responsible for the development and quality of the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Economics, as well as for the courses in Economics in the other educational programmes of the Nijmegen School of Management. What sets the Nijmegen curriculum in Economics apart is that it is characterised by a multidisciplinary approach whereby, in addition to the economics discipline, inspiration is sought from other areas.


Job Title: Assistant Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)


As an Assistant Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics you will be part of the Chair Group of Economic Theory and Policy within the Department of Economics and Business Economics of the Nijmegen School of Management. You will be expected to approach the subject from a pluralist perspective. The position includes both teaching and research tasks.
You will offer high-quality courses within the area of history and philosophy of economics, and you will also contribute to general courses within the area of economics. This includes developing and offering (parts of) courses that are part of the Bachelor’s and Master’s curricula in Economics and Business Economics, as well as supervising Bachelor’s and Master’s theses.
Furthermore, you will conduct high-quality research in the field of the history and philosophy of economics. This research is embedded in a broad faculty that encourages collaboration with, for instance, political science, business administration, and public administration. You will be expected to publish your research results in internationally recognised scientific journals. Moreover, you will participate in the supervision of PhD candidates within the Chair Group of Economic Theory and Policy. As part of your research, you will contribute to the acquisition of research funds for the Chair Group. In addition, you will perform several administrative duties within the Group.

What we expect from you

You should hold a PhD in economics, or be close to the completion of your PhD. You should have the potential to build a record of excellence in both teaching and research in the history and philosophy of economics. You should therefore have (i) good teaching evaluations and a willingness to obtain a Junior University Teaching Certificate (if not already obtained) within the first 4 years of your contract, and (ii) a pipeline of submissions, revise and resubmits, and publications in leading international journals in the field of the history and philosophy of economics. Experience with acquiring research funds is highly valued. You must be fluent in spoken and written English.

What we have to offer

Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Other Information

Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, by which 30% of their salary is tax free. Female candidates are explicitly invited to apply.

Would you like to know more?

Further information on: Nijmegen School of Management

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof.dr. Esther-Mirjam Sent
Telephone: +31 24 3611252
E-mail: e.m.sent@fm.ru.nl

Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of Prof.dr. Esther-Mirjam Sent) exclusively using the button 'Apply' below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):

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


Job Title: Junior Lecturer/Researcher in History and Philosophy of Economics (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)


As a Junior Lecturer/Researcher you will have both teaching and research duties.
Your teaching responsibilities include giving tutorials/lectures in the Bachelor’s degree programmes offered by the Department of Economics and Business Economics (Business Economics, Financial Economics, International Economics and Policy, and International Economics and Business). Whilst holding this position, you will be given the opportunity to obtain your university teaching qualification.
As part of your research duties, you will work on a PhD project under the supervision of one or more senior researchers. The PhD project should be in the area of History and Philosophy of Economics. You will be expected to approach the subject from a pluralist perspective. Furthermore, your project must tie in with one of the current research programmes of the Department of Economics and Business Economics. Moreover, the research proposal will have to be approved by the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Nijmegen School of Management.

What we expect from you

What we have to offer

Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Other Information

Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, by which 30% of their salary is tax free. Female candidates are explicitly invited to apply.

Would you like to know more?

Further information on: Nijmegen School of Management
Further information on: Our research programme

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof.dr. Esther-Mirjam Sent
Telephone: +31 24 3611252
E-mail: e.m.sent@fm.ru.nl

Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of Prof.dr. Esther-Mirjam Sent) exclusively using the button 'Apply' below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):

The PhD Personality Questionnaire (PPQ) is part of the selection procedure.

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

St. Francis College, US

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Economics (Tenure Track)

Job Summary:

Candidates should have the ability and willingness to teach a wide range of introductory and intermediate economics courses, including Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, and International Economics. The normal teaching load per academic year is twelve credits in each Fall and Spring semester. This appointment also includes research, student advisement, College service, and professional development.


Please note that while we are commencing with recruitment efforts for this position, it is understood that hiring will be contingent on funding and enrollment.

About St. Francis College:

For over 150 years, the mission of St. Francis has been to provide an affordable, quality education to working class people who otherwise may not be able to attend college. St. Francis College is a private, independent, co-educational urban college whose Franciscan and Catholic traditions underpin its commitment to academic excellence, spiritual and moral values, physical fitness, social responsibility and life-long learning. We educate the whole person for a full, relational life, developing the students' talents and abilities for meaningful, fulfilling careers, as well as for collaborative, service-oriented leadership.

The College strives to offer ample opportunities for students to immerse themselves in the intellectual, cultural and professional opportunities afforded by New York City and to serve the needs of the local community in which they live and study. Our location in Brooklyn Heights provides a confluence of cultures and religious beliefs, mirroring our commitment to maintain and celebrate our diverse student body.

St. Francis College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and we are strongly committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, students, and the curriculum. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants can apply by clicking here.

University of Leeds, UK

There are two job openings at the University of Leeds, see below:

Job Title: Lecturer in Economics

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching and research in Economics? Do you have an excellent research record and a potential to establish an international reputation? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University?

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join the Economics Division of Leeds University Business School during an exciting phase in our development. Our highly popular and vibrant teaching programmes are expanding whilst our research activities continue to grow. The Division’s strong research focus supports our leadership and membership of several high-profile, large-scale research initiatives including projects in the areas of financialisation, infrastructure provision, and the Cities research theme launched by the University of Leeds. The Division is connected via teaching and research to other faculties at the University of Leeds and is pursuing a distinctive and high-impact interdisciplinary agenda.

With an active research agenda, you will have experience of collaborative work and the ability to obtain research funding. You will also be an engaging and effective teacher, able to contribute modules in the core theoretical and applied areas of economics and to attract and supervise PhD students successfully. Though open to candidates with interests in all area of Economics, we would particularly welcome applicants with expertise in the areas of international economics, the economics of globalisation and European integration, and/or business economics.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Link to the job advert is available here.


Job Title: Teaching Fellow in Economics

Do you have the ability to motivate and inspire learners? Do you have a clear commitment to creating and delivering an excellent student experience? Are you an experienced Economics teacher with excellent communication skills and a real passion for teaching the subject?

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join the Economics Division of Leeds University Business School during an exciting phase in our development. Our highly popular and vibrant teaching programmes are expanding whilst our research activities continue to grow. The Division’s strong research focus supports our leadership and membership of several high-profile, large-scale research initiatives including projects in the areas of financialisation, infrastructure provision, and the Cities research theme launched by the University of Leeds. The Division is connected via teaching and research to other faculties at the University of Leeds and is pursuing a distinctive and high-impact interdisciplinary agenda.

To support these developments we are seeking to appoint a Teaching Fellow with a strong commitment to undertaking excellent teaching and the ability to contribute to the enhancement of the student experience on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You should have a track-record of excellent teaching as well as a strong commitment to student learning and teaching. You should have experience of lecturing and tutoring at undergraduate level. Beyond teaching on core modules, you will assist with student support and development activities.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Link to the job advert is available here.

Valparaiso University, US

Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Valparaiso University’s Economics Department has a one-year non-tenure-track opening at the Visiting Assistant Professor rank beginning August 2017. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and contribute to the graduate and undergraduate programs. The annual teaching requirement is 6-7 courses, possibly including a five credit, single semester, writing-intensive freshman course (www.valpo.edu/valpocore), and introductory and upper level core economics courses. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching interests that include Development Economics.

Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences.

Submit application, including cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a research sample, to Professor Daniel Saros at http://apply.interfolio.com/40425. Preference will be given to applications received by March 1, 2017, and to candidates expecting to complete the Ph.D. by August 2017.

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found here.


Pierangelo Garegnani Research Prize 2017

The Centro di Ricerche e Documentazione “Piero Sraffa”, in accordance with the wishes of the family and with their financial support, establishes for the fourth year a Prize in memory of Pierangelo Garegnani of the amount of € 3,000 (before tax), aimed at young scholars who are engaged or plan to engage in research in economic analysis along the lines of the work of Pierangelo Garegnani.

The Prize is awarded to researchers in the field of Economics who are attending a PhD course, or have defended since 2013 their PhD thesis, in Italian or foreign Universities.

The applications must be submitted no later than May 31st, 2017, either in electronic version or in paper, to Centro Sraffa.

Please find all details on the Centro Sraffa website


Accounting, Organizations and Society, 56

Khim Kelly, Hun-Tong Tan: Mandatory management disclosure and mandatory independent audit of internal controls: Evidence of configural information processing by investors

Khim Kelly, Adam Presslee: Tournament group identity and performance: The moderating effect of winner proportion

Special themed section on Financial Accounting as Social and Organizational Practice: Exploring The Work of Financial Reporting

Keith Robson, Joni Young, Mike Power: Themed Section on Financial Accounting as Social and Organizational Practice: Exploring the work of financial reporting

Jaana Kettunen: Interlingual translation of the International Financial Reporting Standards as institutional work

Richard Barker, Sebastian Schulte: Representing the market perspective: Fair value measurement for non-financial assets

Jari Huikku, Jan Mouritsen, Hanna Silvola: Relative reliability and the recognisable firm: Calculating goodwill impairment value

Capital & Class, 41 (1)

Kim Mather, Roger Seifert: Heading for disaster: Extreme work and skill mix changes in the emergency services of England

Andreas Mulvad: From Deng to the demos? Han Dongfang’s Laborism, Wen Tiejun’s peasantism, and the future of capitalism and democracy in China

Uri Ram, Dani Filc: The 14th of July of Daphni Leef: Class and social protest in Israel

Christian Fuchs: Marx’s Capital in the information age

Alexis B Moraitis, Jack Copley: Productive and unproductive labour and social form: Putting class struggle in its place

Christopher McMichael: Pacification and police: A critique of the police militarization thesis

Duong Duc Dai: Human development and alienation in the context of economic crisis in Vietnam

Development Problems. Latin America Economics Journal, 188

Marcela Astudillo, Andrés Blancas, Francisco-Javier Fonseca-Corona: The Transparency of Subnational Debt as a Mechanism to Limit its Growth

Lukasz Czarnecki: Challenges in the Economic and Sociodemographic Transition of Mexico and Vietnam

Alicia Girón: Editorial. The End of A Cycle? From Globalism to Protectionism and the New Geostrategic Realignment

Arturo Lara, Inti Barrientos: Is a Multi-Level Theory of the Agent Necessary? The Vernon Smith Perspective

Isaac Minian, Ángel Martínez, Jenny Ibáñez: Technological Change and the Relocation of the Apparel Industry

Pierre Salama: Brazil and China: Paths of Strengths and Turmoil

Alejandra Trejo-Nieto: Economic Growth and Industrialization on the 2030 Agenda: Prospects for Mexico

Belem Vásquez, Salvador Corrales: The Cement Industry in Mexico: An Analysis of its Determinants

Ecological Economics, 135

Nik Sawe: Using neuroeconomics to understand environmental valuation

Junming Zhu, Marian R. Chertow: Business Strategy Under Institutional Constraints: Evidence From China’s Energy Efficiency Regulations

Raymond H.J.M. Gradus, Paul H.L. Nillesen, Elbert Dijkgraaf, Rick J. van Koppen: A Cost-effectiveness Analysis for Incineration or Recycling of Dutch Household Plastic Waste

Yi Luo, Shelie A. Miller: Using Game Theory to Resolve the “Chicken and Egg” Situation in Promoting Cellulosic Bioenergy Development

Til Feike, Martin Henseler: Multiple Policy Instruments for Sustainable Water Management in Crop Production - A Modeling Study for the Chinese Aksu-Tarim Region

Yanyan Xiao, Catherine Benoît Norris, Manfred Lenzen, Gregory Norris, Joy Murray: How Social Footprints of Nations Can Assist in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Louinord Voltaire: Pricing Future Nature Reserves Through Contingent Valuation Data

Lykke E. Andersen, Ben Groom, Evan Killick, Juan Carlos Ledezma, Charles Palmer, Diana Weinhold: Modelling Land Use, Deforestation, and Policy: A Hybrid Optimisation-Heterogeneous Agent Model with Application to the Bolivian Amazon

Jan Brusselaers, Guido Van Huylenbroeck, Jeroen Buysse: Green Public Procurement of Certified Wood: Spatial Leverage Effect and Welfare Implications

Patrick Walsh, Charles Griffiths, Dennis Guignet, Heather Klemick: Modeling the Property Price Impact of Water Quality in 14 Chesapeake Bay Counties

Adrian Ward, Kwong-sang Yin, Paul Dargusch, Elizabeth A. Fulton, Ammar Abdul Aziz: The Impact of Land Use Change on Carbon Stored in Mountain Grasslands and Shrublands

Hoonchong Yi, Burak Güneralp, Anthony M. Filippi, Urs P. Kreuter, İnci Güneralp: Impacts of Land Change on Ecosystem Services in the San Antonio River Basin, Texas, from 1984 to 2010

Harold Levrel, Pierre Scemama, Anne-Charlotte Vaissière: Should We Be Wary of Mitigation Banking? Evidence Regarding the Risks Associated with this Wetland Offset Arrangement in Florida

Benjamin K. Sovacool: Reviewing, Reforming, and Rethinking Global Energy Subsidies: Towards a Political Economy Research Agenda

Lasse Loft, Dung Ngoc Le, Thuy Thu Pham, Anastasia Lucy Yang, Januarti Sinarra Tjajadi, Grace Yee Wong: Whose Equity Matters? National to Local Equity Perceptions in Vietnam’s Payments for Forest Ecosystem Services Scheme

Shaikh M.S.U. Eskander, Edward B. Barbier: Tenure Security, Human Capital and Soil Conservation in an Overlapping Generation Rural Economy

Alan Collins, Caroline Cox, Nick Pamment: Culture, Conservation and Crime: Regulating Ivory Markets for Antiques and Crafts

Johannes Többen: Regional Net Impacts and Social Distribution Effects of Promoting Renewable Energies in Germany

David Wolf, H. Allen Klaiber: Bloom and bust: Toxic algae’s impact on nearby property values

Ami Reznik, Eli Feinerman, Israel Finkelshtain, Franklin Fisher, Annette Huber-Lee, Brian Joyce, Iddo Kan: Economic implications of agricultural reuse of treated wastewater in Israel: A statewide long-term perspective

Aiora Zabala, Unai Pascual, Luis García-Barrios: Payments for Pioneers? Revisiting the Role of External Rewards for Sustainable Innovation under Heterogeneous Motivations

C. Patrick Doncaster, Alessandro Tavoni, James G. Dyke: Using Adaptation Insurance to Incentivize Climate-change Mitigation

Patrizio Lecca, Peter G. McGregor, Kim J. Swales, Marie Tamba: The Importance of Learning for Achieving the UK’s Targets for Offshore Wind

Octavio Fernández-Amador, Joseph F. Francois, Doris A. Oberdabernig, Patrick Tomberger: Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Economic Growth: An Assessment Based on Production and Consumption Emission Inventories

Arpit Shah, Amit Garg: Urban commons service generation, delivery, and management: A conceptual framework

Sacha Rene Meckler: Causes and Impacts of Deficient Liability for Climate Change Damage, and an Economic Conception for Climate Change Liability That Supports Appropriate Action: DRaCULA

Feminist Economics, 23 (2)

Christopher Ambrey, Jennifer Ulichny & Christopher Fleming: The Social Connectedness and Life Satisfaction Nexus: A Panel Data Analysis of Women in Australia

Bernardita Escobar Andrae: Women in Business in Late Nineteenth-Century Chile: Class, Marital Status, and Economic Autonomy

Corinne Boter: Marriages are Made in Kitchens: The European Marriage Pattern and Life-Cycle Servanthood in Eighteenth-Century Amsterdam

Diksha Arora & Codrina Rada: A Gendered Model of the Peasant Household: Time poverty and Farm Production in Rural Mozambique

Yunsun Huh: Gender Empowerment and Educational Attainment of US Immigrants and Their Home-Country Counterparts

Elisabetta Addis & Majlinda Joxhe: Gender Gaps in Social Capital: A Theoretical Interpretation of Evidence from Italy

Yongjin Park, María Amparo Cruz-Saco & Mónika López Anuarbe: Understanding the Remittance Gender Gap among Hispanics in the US: Gendered Norms and the Role of Expectations

Caroline Saunders & Paul Dalziel: Twenty-Five Years of Counting for Nothing: Waring's Critique of National Accounts

History of Economic Ideas, 24 (2)

Theodore P. Lianos: Aristotle on Population Size

Abdul Azim Islahi: Exploration in Medieval Arab-Islamic Economic Thought: Some Aspects of al-Asadi's Economics

D. Wade Hands: Crossing in the Night of the Cold War: Alternative Visions and Related Tensions in Western and Soviet General Equilibrium Theory

Muhammad Zahid Siddque, Mazhar Iqbal: Theory of Islamic Banking: from Genesis to Degeneration

Joao Carlos Graca, Teresa Nunes: The Liberal State, Economic Development and the Crisis of the 1890s: Joao Crisóstomo and José Frederico Laranjo

Tomas Nikodym, Lukas Nikodym, Jana Brehlova: Antonín Basch and the Economic Nature of WWII: A Liberal Approach

Andrea Pacella, Riccardo Realfonzo, Guido Tortorella Esposito: The Employment Protection Controversy in the Years of Labour Market Reforms (1990-2014)

Short Articles and Notes

Richard J. Kent: Kahn-Hicks' Criticism of the Independence of Prices; in Keynes's Treatise on Money. A Correction

Robert W. Dimand: A Response to Michel De Vroey's Review of James Tobin

Journal of Economic Methodology, 24 (1)

Antoinette Baujard & Muriel Gilardone: Sen is not a capability theorist

Enrico Petracca: A cognition paradigm clash: Simon, situated cognition and the interpretation of bounded rationality

Steve Fleetwood: The critical realist conception of open and closed systems

Edward Mariyani-Squire: Critical reflections on a realist interpretation of Friedman’s ‘Methodology of Positive Economics’

Brian C. Albrecht: Positive public economics: reinterpreting ‘optimal’ policies

Journal of Institutional Economics, 13 (1)

GEOFFREY M. HODGSON: Introduction to the Douglass C. North memorial issue

AVNER GREIF, JOEL MOKYR: Cognitive rules, institutions, and economic growth: Douglass North and beyond

EMMANOUIL M. L. ECONOMOU, NICHOLAS C. KYRIAZIS: The emergence and the evolution of property rights in ancient Greece

GEOFFREY M. HODGSON: 1688 and all that: property rights, the Glorious Revolution and the rise of British capitalism

BAS VAN BAVEL, ERIK ANSINK, BRAM VAN BESOUW: Understanding the economics of limited access orders: incentives, organizations and the chronology of developments

CHRISTOPHER A. HARTWELL: Determinants of property rights in Poland and Ukraine: the polity or politicians?

DARREN O’CONNELL, SIOBHAN AUSTEN: The tortoise and the hare: how North’s institutional ideas resolved a 19th century Australian fable

ILIA MURTAZASHVILI: Institutions and the shale boom

PETER T. CALCAGNO, EDWARD J. LÓPEZ: Informal norms trump formal constraints: the evolution of fiscal policy institutions in the United States

Review of International Political Economy, 24 (1): "Special Section: Global Wealth Chains"

Leonard Seabrooke & Duncan Wigan: The governance of global wealth chains

J.C. Sharman: Illicit Global Wealth Chains after the financial crisis: micro-states and an unusual suspect

Dick Bryan, Michael Rafferty & Duncan Wigan: Capital unchained: finance, intangible assets and the double life of capital in the offshore world

Louise Curran & Jappe Eckhardt: Smoke screen? The globalization of production, transnational lobbying and the international political economy of plain tobacco packaging

Adam William Chalmers & Susanna Theresia Mocker: The end of exceptionalism? Explaining Chinese National Oil Companies’ overseas investments

Laura-Marie Töpfer: Institutional change in Chinese cross-border finance: foreign investors, the party-state and power resources

The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 28 (1)

Symposium Articles: Gender, age and precarity

Veronica Sheen: The implications of Australian women’s precarious employment for the later pension age

Noël Bonneuil, Younga Kim: Precarious employment among South Korean women: Is inequality changing with time?

Sustainability strategies

Patrick Troy: A national strategy for a low-carbon economy: The contribution of regional development planning

David Lindenmayer: Halting natural resource depletion: Engaging with economic and political power

Workers and neoliberalism

João Carlos Lopes, João Ferreira do Amaral: Self-defeating austerity? Assessing the impact of a fiscal consolidation on unemployment

Aneta Tyc: Workers’ rights and transatlantic trade relations: The TTIP and beyond

Piotr Żuk: Employment structures, employee attitudes and workplace resistance in neoliberal Poland

Christopher Lloyd, Tony Ramsay: Resisting neo-liberalism, reclaiming democracy? 21st-century organised labour beyond Polanyi and Streeck

Tim Battin: Labouring under neoliberalism: The Australian Labor government’s ideological constraint, 2007–2013

Non-symposium article

Robert Neild: The future of economics: The case for an evolutionary approach

The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 24 (2)

Peter J. Boettke & Alain Marciano: The distance between Buchanan's “An Economic Theory of Clubs” and Tiebout's “A Pure Theory of Local Public Expenditures”. New insights based on an unpublished manuscript

Till Düppe: How modern economics learned French: Jacques Drèze and the foundation of CORE

Rogério Arthmar & Michael McLure: Pigou, Del Vecchio, and Sraffa: the 1955 International “Antonio Feltrinelli” Prize for the Economic and Social Sciences

Nathalie Berta: On the definition of externality as a missing market

Joseph Persky: Producer co-operatives in nineteenth-century British economic thought

Abdallah Zouache: Race, competition, and institutional change in J.R. Commons

Óscar Dejuán: Hidden links in the warranted rate of growth: the supermultiplier way out

The Review of Austrian Economics, 30 (1)

Paul Lewis, Richard E. Wagner: New Austrian macro theory: A call for inquiry

Vipin P. Veetil, Lawrence H. White: Towards a New Austrian Macroeconomics

Alexander William Salter: Playing at markets: A New Austrian perspective on macroeconomic policy

Santiago J. Gangotena: Dynamic coordinating non-equilibrium

Raymond C. Niles: The unresolved problem of gratuitous credit in Austrian banking theory

James Caton: Entrepreneurship, search costs, and ecological rationality in an agent-based economy

Books and Book Series

Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism

Edited by Rosemary Feurer and Chad Pearson | 2017, University of Illinois Press

Against Labor highlights the tenacious efforts by employers to organize themselves as a class to contest labor. Ranging across a spectrum of understudied issues, essayists explore employer anti-labor strategies and offer incisive portraits of people and organizations that aggressively opposed unions. Other contributors examine the anti-labor movement against a backdrop of larger forces, such as the intersection of race and ethnicity with anti-labor activity, and anti-unionism in the context of neoliberalism.

A timely and revealing collection, Against Labor deepens our understanding of management history and employer activism and their metamorphic effects on workplace and society.

Contributors: Michael Dennis, Elizabeth Esch, Rosemary Feurer, Dolores E. Janiewski, Thomas A. Klug, Chad Pearson, Peter Rachleff, David Roediger, Howard Stanger, and Robert Woodrum.

Link to the book is available here.

Business Cycles in Economic Thought: A History

Edited by Alain Alcouffe, Monika Poettinger and Bertram Schefold | 2017, Routledge

Business Cycles in Economic Thought underlines how, over the time span of two centuries, economic thought interacted with cycles in a continuous renewal of theories and rethinking of policies, whilst economic actions embedded themselves into past economic thought. This book argues that studying crises and periods of growth in different European countries will help to understand how different national, political and cultural traditions influenced the complex interaction of economic cycles and economic theorizing. The editors of this great volume bring together expert contributors consisting of economists, historians of economic thought and historians of economics, to analyse crises and theories of the nineteenth and the twentieth century. This is alongside a comprehensive outlook on the most relevant advances of economic theory in France, Germany and Italy, as well as coverage of non-European countries, such as the United States. Several of the highly prestigious Villa Vigoni Trilateral Conferences formed the background for the discussions in this book. This volume is of great interest to students and academics who study history of economic thought, political economy and macroeconomics.

Link to the book is available here.

Creative Destruction

Edited by J. Stanley Metcalfe and Ronnie Ramlogan | 2017, Edward Elgar

This important two-volume set charts the development of scholarly research into the theory of creative destruction, first posited by Joseph Schumpeter in the first half of the twentieth century. The editors successfully bring together seminal works discussing creative destruction and its effects at both a macro- and micro- economic level. Beginning with key writings of Schumpeter, the volumes include research into enterprise and innovation, the evolutionary market process, the empirics of creative destruction, finance and the consequences of creative destruction for growth, development and economic welfare.

Along with an original introduction by the editors, this collection will be an invaluable source of reference for academics, scholars and practitioners.

Link to the book is available here.

Dirty Secrets: How Tax Havens Destroy the Economy

By Richard Murphy | 2017, VersoBooks

The Panama Papers were a reminder of how the superrich are allowed to hide their wealth from the rest of us. Dirty Secrets uncovers the extent of the corruption behind this crisis and shows what needs to be done in the face of this unregulated spread of rampant greed.

Tax havens, we are often told, are part of the global architecture of capitalism, providing a freedom from regulation necessary to make markets work. In this book, leading authority Richard Murphy uncovers the truth behind this lie. The fact of the matter is that this increasingly popular practice threatens the foundations of democracy, sowing mistrust and creating a regime based upon opacity.

As Murphy shows, how we manage our economy is a political decision, and one that can be changed. Dirty Secrets proposes ways to regulate tax havens and what the world might look like without them.

Link to the book is available here.

Evolutionary Political Economy: A Cyprus Symposium 

Two volumes edited by Hardy Hanappi, Savvas Katsikides and Manuel Scholz-Wäckerle | 2017, Routledge

Theory and Method of Evolutionary Political Economy: A Cyprus Symposium

The essays in this volume explore the theoretical and methodological aspects of evolutionary political economy. In part one, the authors consider the foundational contributions of some of the great economists of the past, while the second part demonstrates the benefits of adopting the methods of computer simulation and agent-based modelling. Together, the contributions to this volume demonstrate the richness, diversity and great explanatory potential of evolutionary political economy.

Link to the book is available here.

Evolutionary Political Economy in Action: A Cyprus Symposium

The world is in turmoil, the dynamics of political economy seem to have entered a phase where a ‘return to normal’ cannot be expected. Since the financial crisis, conventional economic theory has proven itself to be rather helpless and political decision makers have become suspicious about this type of economic consultancy. This book offers a different approach. It promises to describe political and economic dynamics as interwoven as they are in real life and it adds to that an evolutionary perspective. The latter allows for a long-run view, which makes it possible to discuss the emergence and exit of social institutions. Part I of the book provides a broad range of issues that show how flexible evolutionary political economy can handle acute policy problems in Europe: should Europe support the revived build-up of NATO forces on its Eastern border, or should it rather aim at economic cooperation with Russia? How can democracy for a whole continent be reasonably further developed; what is the role of economies of scope? Do the new protest movements against inequality provide alternatives? What could a vision for a unified, socioecological Europe look like? Part II takes a closer look at Cyprus and Greece, where the problems of the financial crisis have been exacerbated by the ‘solutions’ imposed on them by the troika. In all of these essays, the authors demonstrate the unique insights which can be garnered from adopting an evolutionary political economy approach and consider the real solutions that such an approach points towards. This volume is extremely useful for social scientists in the fields of economics, politics and sociology who are interested to learn what evolutionary political economy is, how it proceeds and what it can provide.

Link to the book is available here.

Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition

By Jack Linchuan Qiu | 2016, Combined Academic Press

Welcome to a brave new world of capitalism propelled by high tech, guarded by enterprising authority, and carried forward by millions of laborers being robbed of their souls. Gathered into mammoth factory complexes and terrified into obedience, these workers feed the world's addiction to iPhones and other commodities--a generation of iSlaves trapped in a global economic system that relies upon and studiously ignores their oppression. Focusing on the alliance between Apple and the notorious Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, Jack Linchuan Qiu examines how corporations and governments everywhere collude to build systems of domination, exploitation, and alienation. His interviews, news analysis, and first-hand observation show the circumstances faced by Foxconn workers – circumstances with vivid parallels in the Atlantic slave trade. Qiu also shows how the fanatic consumption of digital media also creates compulsive free labor that constitutes a form of bondage for the user. Arguing as a digital abolitionist, Qiu draws inspiration from transborder activist groups and forms of grassroots resistance to make a passionate plea aimed at uniting – and liberating – the forgotten workers who make our twenty-first-century lives possible.

Link to the book is available here.

In the Long Run We Are All Dead: Keynesianism, Political Economy, and Revolution

By Geoff Mann | 2017, VersoBooks

In the ruins of the 2007–2008 financial crisis, self-proclaimed progressives the world over clamoured to resurrect the economic theory of John Maynard Keynes. The crisis seemed to expose the disaster of small-state, free-market liberalization and deregulation. Keynesian political economy, in contrast, could put the state back at the heart of the economy and arm it with the knowledge needed to rescue us. But what it was supposed to rescue us from was not so clear. Was it the end of capitalism or the end of the world? For Keynesianism, the answer is both. Keynesians are not and never have been out to save capitalism, but rather to save civilization from itself. It is political economy, they promise, for the world in which we actually live: a world in which prices are “sticky,” information is “asymmetrical,” and uncertainty inescapable. In this world, things will definitely not take care of themselves in the long run. Poverty is ineradicable, markets fail, and revolutions lead to tyranny. Keynesianism is thus modern liberalism’s most persuasive internal critique, meeting two centuries of crisis with a proposal for capital without capitalism and revolution without revolutionaries.

If our current crises have renewed Keynesianism for so many, it is less because the present is worth saving, than because the future seems out of control. In that situation, Keynesianism is a perfect fit: a faith for the faithless.

Link to the book is available here.

Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing

By Josh Ryan-Collins, Toby Lloyd and Laurie Macfarlane | 2017, ZedBooks

Why are house prices in many advanced economies rising faster than incomes? Why isn’t land and location taught or seen as important in modern economics? What is the relationship between the financial system and land?

In this accessible but provocative guide to the economics of land and housing, the authors reveal how many of the key challenges facing modern economies - including housing crises, financial instability and growing inequalities - are intimately tied to the land economy. Looking at the ways in which discussions of land have been routinely excluded from both housing policy and economic theory, the authors show that in order to tackle these increasingly pressing issues a major rethink by both politicians and economists is required.

Link to the book is available here.

The Political Economy of Trade Finance: Export Credit Agencies, the Paris Club and the IMF

By Pamela Blackmon | 2017, Routledge

Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) provide insurance and guarantees to domestic firms in the event that payment is not received from an importer. Thus, ECAs reduce uncertainties domestic firms face in exporting their goods. Most countries have ECAs that operate as official or quasi-official branches of their governments and they therefore represent an important part of government strategies to facilitate trade, promote domestic industry and distribute foreign aid. The Political Economy of Trade Finance provides a detailed analysis of how firms use the medium and longer-term financing provided by ECAs to export goods to developing countries. It also explains how ECA arrears have contributed to the debt of developing countries and illustrates how the commercial interests of ECA activity are evident in decisions about IMF arrangements and related to Paris Club debt rescheduling agreements. Finally, the book documents how the medium and longer-term export credit insurance support provided by the G-7 ECAs was a central component in mitigating steep declines in international trade during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. This book is of great interest to both academics and students in the field of political economy, finance and politics of international trade.

Link to the book is available here

The Production of Money: How to Break the Power of Bankers

By by Ann Pettifor | 2017, VersoBooks

What is money, where does it come from, and who controls it

In this accessible, brilliantly argued book, leading political economist Ann Pettifor explains in straightforward terms history’s most misunderstood invention: the money system. Pettifor argues that democracies can, and indeed must, reclaim control over money production and restrain the out-of-control finance sector so that it serves the interests of society, as well as the needs of the ecosystem.

The Production of Money examines and assesses popular alternative debates on, and innovations in, money, such as “green QE” and “helicopter money.” She sets out the possibility of linking the money in our pockets (or on our smartphones) to the improvements we want to see in the world around us.

Link to the book is available here.

The Routledge Handbook of Marxian Economics

Edited by David M. Brennan, David Kristjanson-Gural, Catherine P. Mulder, Erik K. Olsen | 2017, Routledge

Most developed economies are characterized by high levels of inequality and an inability to provide stability or opportunity for many of their citizens. Mainstream economics has proven to be of little assistance in addressing these systemic failures, and this has led both scholars and students to seek alternatives. One such alternative is provided by Marxian economics. In recent decades the field has seen tremendous theoretical development and Marxian perspectives have begun to appear in public discourse in unprecedented ways.

This handbook contains thirty-seven original essays from a wide range of leading international scholars, recognized for their expertise in different areas of Marxian economics. Its scope is broad, ranging from contributions on familiar Marxist concepts such as value theory, the labor process, accumulation, crisis and socialism, to others not always associated with the Marxian canon, like feminism, ecology, international migration and epistemology. This breadth of coverage reflects the development of Marxian economic and social theory, and encompasses both the history and the frontiers of current scholarship. This handbook provides an extensive statement of the current shape and future direction of Marxian economics.

The Routledge Handbook of Marxian Economics is an invaluable resource for students, researchers and policy makers seeking guidance in this field. It is designed to serve both as a reference work and as a supplementary text for classroom use, with applications for courses in economics, sociology, political science, management, anthropology, development studies, philosophy and history.

Link to the book is available here.

Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants

Fully funded PhD Studentship on "Land Rights & Food Security" at the University of Hertfordshire

Applications are invited for a fully-funded full-time PhD studentship as part of a co-funded project by the British Council, investigating the implications of different forms of tenure rights on land and other natural resources for food security in India.

The studentship will provide a bursary at £15,000 per annum from April 2017 to March 2020 (subject to satisfactory progress) and cover the University tuition fees for UK/EU students.

Applicants should have at least an upper second-class honours degree in Development Studies, Development Economics, Law and Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography or Planning. A postgraduate degree in a relevant field will be advantageous. This opportunity is open only to Home UK/EU nationals. Studentship holders are expected to be resident in close proximity to the University of Hertfordshire for the whole term of their research programme.

If you do not receive an invitation to interview by this time you may assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Applicant Requirements

Details and an application form can be found here.

For enquiries regarding research degrees at the University of Hertfordshire and this application process, please email Leire Caselles-Vallejo (l.caselles-vallejo@herts.ac.uk) Leire can also supply you with our PhD Schedule and Notes of Guidance for Applicants, on request.

For enquiries concerning the studentship please email Prof Hulya Dagdeviren (h.dagdeviren@herts.ac.uk) or Dr Chamu Kuppuswamy (c.kuppuswamy@herts.ac.uk)

Please send completed applications to Leire Caselles-Vallejo (l.caselles-vallejo@herts.ac.uk)

Fully funded PhD research position in "Financial Geography" at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research

The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) invites highly qualified and motivated applicants for a fully funded PhD position within the framework of the FINWEBS project, co-funded by the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research (FWO) and the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).

Closing date for applications is 31 March 2017. Students graduating over the summer 2017 are also strongly encouraged to apply!

Project Description: FINWEBS – The role of agency in interconnecting international financial centres

The growth of the financial services sector has unmistakeably been one of the key economic trends of the last thirty years. This growing market has unleashed a race among cities for the status of ‘international financial centre’ (IFC), which can be understood as an urban concentration of firms in the financial services sector engaged in cross-border business. The objective of this research project is to better comprehend the dynamic/stability of the system of IFCs through an analysis of several ‘transnational social layers’: networks of financial centres, networks of financial firms and their products, and networks of leading financial professionals. By adding an agency perspective to the presently-dominant ranking interpretations of how IFCs come into being and jockey for position within global financial business flows, the project aims to move our understanding of stability and dynamics among IFCs beyond broad-sweeping narratives of path dependence and crisis. This overall objective is specified through a series of more concrete research questions focusing on how IFCs, financial firms and financial elites inhabiting them (re)define each other through webs of innovation, specialization, and power, respectively. The project adopts a mixed-method approach, which allows capitalizing on both in-depth qualitative and systematic quantitative research. The implications for the future of the financial industry and those cities heavily relying on this industry will be explored.

Enquiries should be addressed to Sabine Dörry (sabine.doerry@liser.lu) or Ben Derudder (Ben.Derudder@UGent.be).

For detailed information and how to apply, please go to https://jobs.liser.lu/jobs

New MA program in "Pluralist Economics" at the University of Siegen

MA in Pluralist Economics

The master program examines and considers economic phenomena from a variety of different approaches and is unique in its application of alternative traditions of thought. We aim to attract students who can reflect their own thinking of economics critically and who want to move beyond customary ways of thinking. The program offers two specializations: ‘Political Economy’ as well as ‘Management and Mitweltgestaltung’, the latter refers to students creative engagement into shaping society and organizations. Students become acquainted with different approaches to business studies and economics in response to pressing current questions - starting with globalization and processes of sustainability up to social responsibility of enterprises. At the same time students are expected to develop innovative ideas independently and to think in new directions. Teaching methodology is also pluralist in its approach. Students learn to reflect economic relations and to discuss reasonably – instead of getting lost in formal and abstract elegance without practical relevance. Thus they become competent partners in social discourse, for businesses and for politics.Scientific education also requires personal advancement. An extensive mentoring program accompanying the program supports students and fosters personal growth and social competencies. The Master’s program consists of four semesters and the courses are held in German. The degree awarded upon successful completion of the program is the Master of Arts.

Ten Full-Time Funded PhD Studentships at University of Leicester

Ten Full-Time Funded PhD Studentships beginning September 2017

University of Leicester, School of Business is pleased to be able to offer nine Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) and one Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA). The closing date is midnight on 18th April 2017. All short-listed applicants will be interviewed for suitability. Interviews for these awards are provisionally scheduled for the end of May 2017. Please see document entitled Further Guidancefor detailed information about each specific PhD research opportunity and the process we will use to allocate them.

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

Each GTAship and the GRAship is worth approximately £18,748 per year over four years. These PhD research opportunities are for full-time study only and will commence in September 2017 with no exception. They will cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (currently £4,195). The GTAships and the GRAship include a stipend of £10,309 each year as well as a salary of approximately £4,244. Suitable applications are encouraged from both UK/EU students and from international students (outside the EU). However, please note that the award covers the UK/EU tuition fee rate only: an international student would need to pay the difference between this and the international tuition fee rate themselves. This would be approximately £9,356 per year.

For how to apply for these awards go to the How to Apply page. Please ensure that you submit all the required documents listed – the application will not be considered for the awards if they are not included. It is also essential that you read the Further Guidanceand the GTA Job Summaryand/or GRA Job Summarybefore preparing your application which you will also find on that page.


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Calls for Support

Solidarity with Turkish Academics

At IIPPE's annual conference in Lisbon in September, 2016, a motion was passed in support of Turkish academics, especially those who had been prevented from travelling to the conference. As a result, as an exception to common practice, Council has decided to circulate the following message seeking support.


As a result of yet another Statutory Decree/ EO some 4500 Turkish citizens have been stripped of their Civil service posts/ tenures/ government jobs/ appointments. Among those 330 are academics, there are also hundreds of teachers.

Several organizations including Unions are trying to put together funds to make up for lost incomes, help living costs as well as legal costs -as there will be fairly long appeal process involving administrative courts and lawyers.

These are the account numbers that we put together with the help of several friends - in case if you want to contribute or know somebody who would contribute. If you want to contribute more to the funds by giving less to the banks, pls consider collecting money among friends and sending it in larger deposits.

The first is the account number for SAV -Institute for Social Research in USD
Türkiye İş Bankası Galatasaray - Beyoğlu Branch (1011)
USD Account IBAN NO:
TR0400 0640 0000 2101 1344 2402
TL Hesabı IBAN NO:
TR2200 0640 0000 1101 1195 8468
TR4900 0640 0000 2101 1344 2562

The second is for the actual Education Union for which Education International has a Solidarity Fund in EUROs
Bank name and address:
ING Bank Avenue Marnix 24,1000 Brussels, Belgium
IBAN: BE05 3101 0061 7075

Please indicate “UAA Egitim Sen” in communication.