Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Issue 214 May 29, 2017 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

This issue of the Heterodox Economics Newsletter is an especially hasty one, as it contains many calls and job postings with deadlines only a few days away - so scroll through this issue with great care!

To further reinforce this general flavor of urgency, I wanted to point you to a spectacular project in pluralist economics, namely Exploring Economics. As you can see for yourself, Exploring Economics is a website dedicating to explaining the diversity of economic thought from different vantage points. In doing so, it also provides very apt and well-written introductions to different traditions in economics, which are highly useful for giving students pointers to answer the question "where to start" their scholarly activities. Even more impressing, Exploring Economics is a fully student-led project, which aims to further expand by providing a summer academy (check it out here), introductory workshops, partnerships with universities and, of course, additional content on pluralist economics.

For doing so, Exploring Economics needs your help. As the editor of your most favorite Newsletter, I would urge you to take a look at their efforts and donate to their current crowdfunding project. It is quite incredible what these students achieved without financing - so let's give them the push they deserve!

Many thanks and all the best,


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Table of contents

Call for Papers

1st International Conference on Modern Monetary Theory (Kansas City, Sept 2017)

September 21–24, 2017 | University of Missouri, Kansas City

Modern Monetary Theory has transformed the economics discipline. Its influence extends beyond economics, reaching deep into the fields of law, history, finance, banking, public policy, and philosophy. Join the world’s leading MMT practitioners, and explore the cutting edge of modern economic thinking.

Call for Papers

Submissions are welcome on any aspect of Modern Monetary Theory, such as: fiscal policy, economic development, employment policy, framing and marketing of MMT, taxation, inflation and reforming the financial system. Please send your individual abstract (200 words max) or panel submission with a short description before June 15 to mmtconference@umkc.edu.

Annual Conference Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE) on "Empire, Capital & Transnational Resistance" (Brighton, Sept 2017)

13-15 September, 2017 | University of Brighton, Brighton (UK)


The past decade has witnessed widespread resistance to neoliberalism across the world. Unlike the anti-colonial revolts of the 1950s and 1960s, this resistance has tended either to fizzle out or to be appropriated by states. This conference considers recent forms of resistance to corporate, neoliberal and state power in the context of the post-colonnial world. It looks towards the emergence of transnational forms of resistance linking different parts of the globe, exploring their limits and their potential.

The Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics at the University of Brighton welcomes interdisciplinary papers on any aspect(s) of such resistance from, among others, those working in philosophy, politics, ethics, area studies, global ethics, geography, cultural and critical theory.

Possible themes include:

Please email ABSTRACTS, of no more than 300 words, for a 20-min. presentation, to Bob Brecher by 30th June 2017.


The conference fee is £210. This includes refreshments, lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and a buffet dinner on the Thursday evening. There are a limited number of places available for graduate students and for people who have no institutional affiliation at the reduced price of £105. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for one of these places when sending your abstract.

Please note: the conference fee does not include accommodation and, unfortunately, we are unable to offer travel grants or other forms of financial assistance. A limited amount of reasonably priced student halls of residence accommodation is available on a first come first served basis.

For further information about the Centre see: www.brighton.ac.uk/CAPPE

For further information about the conference and/or for updates please email Ian Sinclair: i.a.sinclair@brighton.ac.uk

Annual Conference of the Italian Association for the History of Economic Thought (AISPE) (Rome, Nov 2017)

23-25 November 2017 | Rome, Italy

General Theme: Towards a Comparative History of Economic Thought

Information on the general theme can be found here.

Other sessions
As usual, suggestions concerning further papers and sessions on different original topics and projects on the history of economic thought are welcome.

AISPE awards
The AISPE steering committee will award a prize of 500 euro to two papers selected among those presented in the Conference: one in the field of “History of economic thought”; another one in the field “Italian economic thought”. Those participants who, at the Conference time, will have not reached the age of forty will be eligible for the prize. The awards will be announced during the Conference Social Dinner.

Official Languages
English and Italian


An abstract of max 500 words for a paper and max. 1000 worlds for a session should be submitted to aispe2017@unint.eu no later than 31 May 2017.

For information concerning the conference go to www.aispe.eu

Conference on Complex Systems: Satellite Sessions and Posters (Cancun, Sept 2017)

17-22 September, 2017 | Cancun, Mexico

As part of the Conference on Complex Systems 2017, satellite sessions will take place on September 20th and 21st.

The following is a list of confirmed satellites relating to economic issues. Please contact the organizers directly for details on each one.

General information about the conference can be found here. In addition, you can also submit a poster to the CCS here (Deadline for Posters ist August 18th).

Complex Management

Complex Systems and Education

Computational Social Science and Complexity : From Socio-Physics to Data-Driven Research. In memoriam Rosaria Conte.

Complex Financial Networks and Systemic Risk

Complexity to understand violence

Efficiency in Complex Systems

Evolution, Development and Complexity

Evolution of Cultural Complexity

Institutions, Industry Structure, Evolution - Complexity Approaches to Economics

Law and Complexity

Learning, Deciding, and Acting in Complex Environments

Ubiquitous Computing, Data Storage and Human Autonomous Action

Understanding the Dynamics of Conflict From a Complex Systems Perspective

Understanding Our Complex World Using Data Analytics and Models


Development Dialogue 15 @ the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) (The Hague, Oct 2017)

11-13 October | The Hague, Netherlands

The 15th Development Dialogue conference has published its call for abstracts! We warmly invite PhD researchers and practitioners to submit their abstracts and look forward to a fruitful and inspiring dialogue in October.

This year the conference coincides with the ISS’ 65th birthday celebrations

Over the years, discourses and research on development and social justice have tended to focus on broad ideals of development, whereas societies’ lived experiences in relation to development interventions has not been sufficiently engaged with. This sometimes conceals competing and conflicting local contexts of development interventions and the underlying conditions for which they are accepted, rejected or ignored.

Moreover, dominant global discourses on ‘global development’ and ‘social justice’ arising from certain schools of thought are recognized as increasingly problematic when placed alongside questions such as who benefits from ‘global development’, who decides how social justice is reached for whom and on what grounds, and related questions on the ‘best’ paths to reach social justice.

This year’s event is therefore an attempt raise discussions on the vital issue of ‘praxis’, particularly referring to the experiences and responsibilities of PhD researchers and practitioners in engaging with their research, when engaging with literature, discourses, and with fieldwork.

Want to submit a paper?

If you would like to submit a paper for consideration, please read the following and ensure that you comply with all application procedure as explained in this Final Call document.

Conference theme and questions(see also here)

Some of the pertinent questions to be raised through this dialogue would be:

The discussions during this conference will not be limited to specific local contexts and ethnographic approaches only, but will span governance scales and borders both among researchers and the researched.

Some of the sub-themes for this year’s conference (but not limited to) are:

Important dates and deadlines

An Abstract application form for the conference can be found here.

Historical Materialism Sydney Conference 2017: "Capital and the revolt against capitalism" (Sydney, Dec 2017)

7-8 December, 2017 | The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Call for papers

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Marx's "Capital" and the centenary of the Russian Revolution. Both anniversaries raise vital questions for Marxist theory and practice today. How can value theory inform an analysis of modern capitalism? What can we learn from history and how do we understand theory and politics in the changed conditions of the 21st century in Australasia and around the world? What do contemporary debates around social reproduction mean for the Marxist tradition? And how should Marxist theory and practice inform an understanding of and resistance to today's ecological crisis?

HM Sydney 2017 Conference: "Capital" and the revolt against capitalism* welcomes papers addressing the questions of "Capital", capitalism and anti-capitalist politics. We continue to welcome papers on all general topics of interest to the Marxist tradition but particularly encourage papers on the following themes:

This year the conference will feature a keynote by *Jason W. Moore*, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Binghamton University, and Coordinator of the World-Ecology Research Network. In 2015 Jason published the widely praised and debated "Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology & the Accumulation of Capital" (Verso). His research fields include political ecology, agro-food studies, historical geography, social and spatial theory,environmental history, environmental humanities, political economy, world history, and neoliberalism.

Please send proposals for papers and panels to hmaustralasia@gmail.comby Friday 4 August 2017. Proposals should be no more than 250 words. Papers should be 20 minutes long, and panels may include three speakers.

Interdisciplinary Workshop: "Talk on Trust and Europe's Crisis of Representation" (Cambridge, Dec 2017)

7-8 December, 2017 | Woolf Institute, Cambridge, UK

Convenors: Jan-Jonathan Bock (Woolf Institute), Caroline Humphrey (King’s College, Cambridge), and Jonathan White (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Keynote speakers

We invite 250-word abstracts for an interdisciplinary workshop on the prevalence of talk on trust in Europe. The event will be held at the Woolf Institute in Cambridge, 7-8 December 2017. Please send your abstracts and a brief CV to Jan-Jonathan Bock (jjb71@cam.ac.uk) by 6pm on Friday, 2 June 2017. Selected participants will be asked to submit 6,000-word papers for pre-circulation in November.


Across Europe, the economic and political realities established after 1945 have come under strain. Capitalism has not recovered from the financial crisis and subsequent austerity regimes. Resistance to free-trade agreements unites pan-European movements, denouncing the failure of ‘the market’ to benefit citizen-consumers. Digital and sharing economies announce postcapitalist forms, remodelling the superficial social relations of precarious and competitive labour. In attempts to explain these crises, the decline of trust in capitalism’s ability to satisfy desires for protection, safety, and sociality is routinely invoked. Plural democracies face similar dissatisfaction. Brexit, anti-migration hostility, and new nationalisms interrupt the trajectory towards a more settled, multicultural, and multi-faith Europe. A sense of disenfranchisement is exacerbated by the failure of institutions to devise persuasive models of community life that address growing diversity and desires for solidarity. Cultural heterogeneity and religious difference are accused of undermining shared values. Diversity is assumed to erode social and political alliances. Pundits and citizens explain the rise of anti-establishment antagonism, anxiety, and dissatisfaction with pluralism by referring to ‘a lack of trust’.

In crisis talk, the decline of trust is offered as the key reason for deteriorating relations between citizens and community life, political institutions, and economic frameworks. We want to ask: why is there so much talk about trust, and what does this reveal about our time? What work is performed by discourses on trust, distrust, and the absence of trust in debates about disenchantment and crisis? When talk of trust is central in explanations of changing attitudes, what is perhaps neglected or concealed? What do debates about lacking trust reveal regarding expectations of statehood, representation, socio-religious relations, community life, the economy, and political agency? Are there new actors, groups, or ideologies to which citizens attach trust? Finally, does the discourse regarding a lack of trust towards economic, religious, and political actors affect how people talk about trust in personal relationships and private life? Through the use of trust as a central concept in crisis talk, citizens reflect on its meanings and consequences. We want to explore these reflections on trust and its significance for community life, and examine what they reveal regarding the political, religious, and economic conditions of a crisis-ridden continent.

We invite submissions that engage with one or more of the following questions:

Deadline for Abstracts: 2 June

Any questions, please contact the convenors: Jan-Jonathan Bock (jjb71@cam.ac.uk), Caroline Humphrey (ch10001@cam.ac.uk), Jonathan White (j.p.white@lse.ac.uk).

Call for Participants

Call for new members of the FEPS academics network

FEPS – Foundation for European Progressive Studies in cooperation with Dr.-Karl-Renner-Institut are delighted to present a call for the new members of the FEPS YAN – FEPS Young Academics Network.

The FEPS Young Academics Network was established in March 2009 with an aim to gather promising progressive PhD candidates and young PhD researchers ready to use their academic experience in a debate about the Next Europe. Realised with the support of the Dr.-Karl-Renner-Institut, the project has gathered a large number of members. Their exchanges and interdisciplinary research have resulted in a number of stimulating studies, providing a relevant contribution to the European progressive movement.

This call is being launched with the new (6) cycle. It is addressed to outstanding, young, European, progressive academics holding a status of either PhD candidates or post-doctoral researchers, who are eager to get involved in the debate about the future of Europe and are characterised by the high degree of social competence allowing them to function well in a diverse environment. If selected as a new member, the candidate will be expected to:

The application should include tree documents: (1) CV, focused on research achievements and objectives; (2) Letter of motivation of a candidate and (3) an abstract of a page explaining the research question the candidate would like to pursue within FEPS YAN in the upcoming cycle. The outcomes of the previous cycles and the final FEPS YAN papers can be consulted on the FEPS website. The language, in which documents should be completed in, is the same as the working language of FEPS YAN, which is English.

The applications should be sent by the 30 May 2017 to the FEPS YAN Coordinators (Dr. Ania Skrzypek, FEPS Senior Research Fellow: ania.skrzypek@feps-europe.eu and Elena Gil: elena.gil@feps-europe.eu, New Media Advisor), who may also be addressed in case of further queries regarding this Call.

Successful candidates will be invited to join the next FEPS YAN Seminar, scheduled to take place in Vienna, Austria from 1st to 4th September 2017.

Download the PDF.

Club of Rome Summer Academy: "Challenging an Unsustainable Economic System" (Sept 2017, Florence)

September 2017 | University of Florence, Italy

Theme: Challenging an Unsustainable Economic System - Ethical economic thinking, activist skills for change


Today’s economic system is failing humanity and the planet. It is the cause of climate change, resource depletion, environmental degradation, social inequality, enduring poverty, growing migration, greater political extremism, and persistently high unemployment. Many people understand this and yearn to take action. Yet, they are unsure of what to do and how to contribute to change.

The Club of Rome’s “Reclaim Economics” project, launched in 2016, was designed to fill this gap by transforming the way our economic system is perceived and understood. It aims to promote new economic thinking, that puts human well-being and the planet at the centre. This year’s Reclaim Economics flagship event will be the first Club of Rome Summer Academy in Florence, Italy.

The Academy

The 2017 Club of Rome Summer Academy is about new economic thinking. Mainstream economics is based on false premises, such as the idea that GDP growth always improves human well-being, a finite Earth poses no limit, and financial capital is the primary economic constraint. In the business world, short-term profit maximization, shareholder interests and efficiency gains remain key objectives. These wrong-headed ideas explain almost all of the failures of the current economic system.

The plan

The Club of Rome’s Summer Academy offers in-depth, cutting-edge insights to mobilise students and academics, young professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, young journalists, artists and activists. By bringing them together with some of the world’s leading social and systems thinkers we want to inspire economic, ecological, and political movements towards action.

We want to inspire, engage and equip a new generation of change-makers with the knowledge and tools to overcome today’s barriers to change.

We are looking for:

What we will do:

Cost: € 300. Covers lectures, seminars and workshops, lunches, participation at social events and dinners.


Attendance is limited to a maximum of 100 selected participants. Applicants should send:

Please send your applications to reclaim@clubofrome.org. Videos that are to large to be sent by email can be transferred via wetranser or similar. Videos will be treated confidentially and deleted when the selection process if over.

You might also want to include:

Selection Process:

  1. Initial deadline (11th June, midnight CET). Applications are screened as they arrive, so apply early!
  2. Approved applicants will have 14 days to accept and pay the participation fee
  3. Those on the waiting list will be offered a place as they become available

Participation Fund

A limited number of grants are available of up to €200 per participant. These are intended to cover up to 50 % of travel and accommodation costs (not the participation fee), and can be applied for if you can show that your travel and accommodation costs exceed €200. To be eligible you need to be a full-time undergraduate / Masters student (or similar) / an unpaid PhD student, or currently unemployed, or involved in a project with no paid income.

Exploring Economics Summer Academy (Erfurt, Aug 2017)

4-11 August 2017 | Neudietendorf, Germany

We want to think outside the box and widen our view for new and different perspectives on the economy. We want to bring together people with different backgrounds and perspectives and develop a more detailed understanding for the foundations and limitations of economics. Because our world is more complex, than what one theory alone could grasp. And this is why we organise this summer academy. All information on the summer academy can be found here.

The summer academy offers nine parallel workshops. This means that you choose one workshop and topic and stay with this workshop for the entire week. We are well aware that most of our participants would be interested in more than one workshop. You’ll have time to exchange with your fellow participants from other workshops during the week.

In the run-up to the summer academy, you will receive some material from us, which will help you to prepare for your workshop. Please make sure, you have enough time to work through this material and think about the topics beforehand.

The participation fee of the summer academy is 150 Euros. This includes accommodation and food for the entire week. Solidarity scheme: We are grateful if you are willing to contribute more as this would help us to support those who are not able to pay this amount. You only have a low Budget? Please contact us, to apply for financial support.

The following documents are required for your binding registration until June 11, 2017 (as PDF):

When assigning the participants to the workshops, we will consider your stated preferences as well as your personal background (e.g. your motivation letter). If we receive more applications for a workshop than we have seats, we will have to do a selection. We will attempt to have a wide range of experiences and perspectives in the different workshops.

Please send all documents to summeracademy@exploringeconomics.org!

Generally speaking, there is no application process. If, however, the number of applicants exceeds the number of beds we have, we’ll first try to book more beds and then select the participants based on the documents you send us. As we aim for a diverse group of students, activists, and citizens, we may value higher the motivation and effort you show than your achievements so far.

Early-bird scheme: We will select 30 participants among those that registered until May 31, 2017. The remaining 60 participants will be informed after the deadline on June 11, 2017. It will take us roughly one week to read the registrations and assign the workshops. Hence, please wait for our confirmation.

International Conference on "Dimensions of Poverty" (Berlin, June 2017)

7-9 June, 2017 | Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

The conference is organized by the Freie Universität Berlin and the Centre for Advanced Studies "Justitia Amplificata".

We are pleased to invite you to the international conference on "Dimensions of Poverty" in Berlin, June 7-9, 2017. The conference brings together philosophical and practical perspectives on three themes:

  1. The normative categories of poverty measurement (Poverty of What?)
  2. Epistemic Injustices and asymmetries in global poverty research
  3. The role and responsibility of academics and civil society in addressing poverty

The conference will feature keynote lectures by:

Each section will furthermore feature perspectives by scholars selected from over 100 international submissions.

The conference will start with a public film-screening on June 7, 2017, at 7.30 pm (An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker, by Denis Tanovic). Conference presentations will take place on the 8th and 9th of June, from 9am. All meetings will be held in the "Haus der Kulturen der Welt".

Further information and the provisional programme can be found here.

Please register with our conference manager Valerie Bignon (bignon@em.uni- frankfurt.de) until June 1.

To contact the organizers (Stefan Gosepath, Valentin Beck, Henning Hahn, Robert Lepenies): mail to: dimensionsofpoverty@gmail.com. There is no conference fee.

Summer School on "Economists in Action: Policy & Practise in the History of Economics" (London, May 2017)

26 May, 2017 | University of Notre Dame, London (UK)

The HPPE at LSE and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, University of Notre Dame are organising a Summer Workshop on Economists in Action: Policy & Practise in the History of Economics on 26 May 2017 (please see a detailed programme below and attached). The workshop is cosponsored by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, University of Notre Dame, and the HPPE at LSE.

The workshop will take place at the University of Notre Dame London Campus, 1 Suffolk St, London SW1Y 4HG in Room 1.06. Lunch will be provided for attendees, but space is limited. Please register on or before 17 May 2017 at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/BMhJyJ6NL0t3k4qq1

For any additional information, please contact any of the conveners: Thomas Stapleford (tstaplef@nd.edu), Maria Bach (maria.bach@kcl.ac.uk), and/or Chung-Tang Cheng (C.Cheng9@lse.ac.uk).

Summer School on “Economic Policy and Complexity” (Poznan, Sept 2017)

29 September – 03 October, 2017 | Poznań University, Poland


Poznań Summer School in Heterodox Economics
2nd edition
“Economic Policy and Complexity”
29 September – 03 October 2017
Poznań University of Economics and Business

The School is intended for PhD Students and early-career researchers interested in heterodox approaches to studying complex economic phenomena. We provide an international learning environment for those interested in deepening their knowledge of heterodox economics or considering applying it to their own research area. Over five days, participants will have an opportunity of attending lectures, presenting their findings and ideas, as well as discussing them with highly competent faculty. They will also take part in workshops or seminars that will improve their analytical skills.

This year will focus on post-Keynesian, institutional and evolutionary perspectives of economic policy. The full programme with short description of topics can be found in the attachement.

Confirmed speakers:

- WOLFRAM ELSNER (University of Bremen)
- MAGDA FONTANA (University of Turin)
- STEVE KEEN (Kingston University)
- ZOFIA ŁAPNIEWSKA (Glasgow Caledonian University)
- PAOLO RAMAZZOTTI (University of Macerata)
- LOUIS-PHILIPPE ROCHON (Laurentian University, Review of Keynesian Economics)
- GUILLAUME VALLET (University of Grenoble Alpes)

The School is organized by the Poznań University of Economics and Business, in cooperation with the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy. For more information, please contact the Organizing Committee through email: heterodox.school@projekty.ue.poznan.pl or facebook.

Ongoing recruitment - please send us an email to check if places are still available.

Application form should be sent to: heterodox.school@projekty.ue.poznan.pl

School fee: 150 euro/650 zł

The full programme and the application form can be found here:

Fees include lunches and coffee breaks. Budget accommodation can be provided by organizers upon request.

Deadline for payment: June 30th, 2017.

Workshop on "Rethinking Economics in a Post-Truth World" (London, July 2017)

1 July, 2017 | Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK

The rise of populism and 'post-truth' politics is a rejection of a narrow, technocratic vision of economics. The distance between technical economic expertise and the democratic public sphere is a failing of economics. How can alternative perspectives on economic life contribute to more participatory and inclusive economic debates? What might rival disciplines contribute here?

The students of Goldsmiths Rethinking Economics Society and PERC, bring together a series of trans-disciplinary lectures and workshops based around demystifying economics. The day will consist of lectures, workshops and film screenings, with themes ranging from anthropological perspectives on the economy, to platform cooperatives, environmental policy, and decolonising economics. The talks and interactive workshops aim to inspire a broader definition of economics, and through a pluralist and multi-disciplinary lens, confront the prevailing power of economics, and its role in contemporary political debates.

Speakers include:

More to be revealed soon!

To register to attend, please visit the eventbrite page.

Job Postings

Centre Walras-Pareto, CH

Job Title: Three PhD positionsat the Centre Walras-Pareto

There are three PhD positions at the Centre Walras-Pareto for the history of economic and political sciences at the University of Lausanne. Two are three year Swiss Science Foundation funded positions without teaching obligations, one is a five year position with 0.5 teaching obligations. Please note that for this last position mastery of french for teaching purposes is a prerequisite. Information on these positions can be found at the links below.

Position #1

Position #2

Position #3

Oregon Center for Public Policy, US

Job Title: Executive Director

The Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP or the Center), the leading public policy research institute in Oregon, seeks an Executive Director with a passion for advancing progressive state fiscal and economic policies that benefit all Oregonians. The Executive Director will oversee the Center’s work providing high quality research, analysis and policy proposals; will maintain and build supportive coalitions to advance those proposals; will communicate the analysis and proposals to the legislature, the state government, political influencers, and at times the general public; and will raise funds to achieve the mission.

Oregon Center for Public Policy

OCPP is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to improving Oregon’s public policies, budgets and tax structures to better the economic and social conditions of all Oregonians, with special attention to low- and moderate-income families and to under-represented communities. The Center has a commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion both in its policy work and organizationally.

OCPP works to increase both public and governmental understanding of issues related to the adequacy and equitability of Oregon’s tax system and to the stability and adequacy of state and local public services. The Center publishes analyses of the state’s budget and tax system, papers on “The State of Working Oregon”, and numerous reports, factsheets, issue briefs and blog posts on the variety of subjects within OCPP’s domain, such as income inequality, hunger, poverty and wage theft. In addition, OCPP maintains an active program of briefings for donors and others and other public education activities. OCPP is part of two consortia— the State Priorities Partnership, coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN), coordinated by the Economic Policy Institute.

Although based in Portland, Oregon, some travel will be required throughout the state, especially but not limited to the state capitol in Salem, Oregon, and to occasional national meetings.


The Executive Director is responsible for overall leadership of the organization, including the coordination of its tax, budget, and policy analysis, and communications work. The Executive Director oversees a staff currently consisting of five other people, is a major spokesperson for the organization, leads fund development effort and works with the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is accountable to the Board.

Specific responsibilities include:



This is a full-time position with salary and benefits commensurate with skills and experience with an expected range of $80,000 - $95,000.

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled, with initial review of resumes starting by mid-May, 2017. To apply, submit – preferably as a single PDF file – a resume and a cover letter specifically addressing your interest in and qualifications for this position by e-mail to EDsearch@ocpp.org. For more information e-mail EDsearch@ocpp.org.

SUNY Empire State College, US

Job Title: Associate Dean for Labor Programs/Executive Director of the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies

SUNY Empire State College seeks an Associate Dean for Labor Programs / Executive Director of the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies in Manhattan. Located at the Van Arsdale Center in New York City, this person will be responsible for leading the current Van Arsdale labor studies program as well as leading and developing labor-related undergraduate programs throughout Empire State College.

The Van Arsdale Center, one of the founding programs of Empire State College, serves approximately 1,700 students through partnerships with various trade unions in New York City. Its labor-centered, liberal arts program was inspired by Harry Van Arsdale Jr. of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 3, and a major twentieth century labor leader, who promoted ongoing education for all union workers.

In concert with Academic Affairs leadership and the Vice President for Enrollment Management (VPEM), the Associate Dean/ Executive Director expands student success through the academic quality of the labor studies program, innovation in teaching, mentoring and learning, robust student and academic services addressing the needs of our working students, and outstanding faculty and staff. The Associate Dean/Executive Director will strengthen and grow partnerships with labor organizations across New York State and the U.S. and assess the potential for international partnerships.

The Associate Dean/Executive Director reports to, and works closely with, the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and joins a collaborative peer group of Associate Deans supervising faculty in other broad disciplinary areas; and works closely and collaboratively with academic and enrollment management leadership throughout the college.

Responsibilities include supervision of faculty and staff; including recruitment, hiring and evaluation of full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty and staff. This leadership position is responsible for faculty development related to mentoring, teaching, scholarship, as well as college and community service and continued growth. The successful candidate will promote a dynamic and collaborative environment supporting faculty and staff efforts college-wide in development of labor related learning opportunities across multiple teaching modalities, development of new degree programs in the field, assessment of learning outcomes and enhanced student support and enrollment services.

Job Functions/Responsibilities:


Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional Information:

Special Information:

This is a Management/Confidential position. Travel to regions with other Empire State College locations is required, along with occasional evening and weekend obligations. VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

Rank/Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:

Applications Due: Applications accepted until position is filled.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following documents, which are required for consideration by clicking on the APPLY NOW button :

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University of Groningen, NL

Job Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor

The University of Groningen seeks to fill a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. Experienced Assistant/Associate professors will be considered for this position as well.

The position is housed within the Department of Global Economics and Management (GEM), part of the Faculty of Economics and Business. The Department is home to a vibrant community of scholars from all over the world, comprising nearly 40 full-time faculty and 16 PhD students. About 1/3 of the faculty members is non-Dutch and more than 80% of the PhD students come from outside the Netherlands. The GEM department engages in cutting-edge research in International Economics, International Business, and International Management.

GEM focuses on applied as well as fundamental research questions. The research expertise of faculty members covers a variety of interests and backgrounds, and embraces a range of research approaches and methods with a keen focus on quality in research and teaching. Their work has appeared in numerous top-tier general and domain-specific journals in recent years.

The Department is responsible for key courses in two BA programmes: the bachelor programme in International Business and the International Economics & Business track in the Economics & Business Economics bachelor programme. The Department is directly responsible for two MSc programmes: ‘International Business & Management’ and ‘International Economics & Business’, with two tracks: ‘Globalization, Growth and Development’ and ‘International Capital and Globalization’. In addition, the Department participates in the research master programme, a challenging 2-year master programme set up for students intending to pursue a PhD. The Department also contributes to the PhD training programme of the research school SOM.

Job description

Following a period of growth and continuing success, the department wishes to further strengthen its position. The Assistant Professor contributes to the research, teaching and management of the department. We are looking for candidates with significant research potential in International Economics, International Monetary Economics or Growth and Development. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s teaching needs across the BA and MSc programmes, as well as the research master programme. The successful candidate will be asked to develop and teach courses close to his or her field of research.


We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements:

The Tenure Track system is a career path which, followed successfully, will lead to a full professorship. Tenure track positions at the Faculty of Economics and Business are temporary positions subject to a tenure decision after a period of six years. Formal tenure track requirements include criteria with respect to research prominence, teaching and external funds raising activities. During the tenure track period, 50% of the position is reserved for research and 50% is devoted to teaching activities.
We refer the applicants to the criteria for the Tenure Track system (for a complete description see http://www.rug.nl/feb/work-with-us/job-opprtunities).

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience. For candidates at the Assistant Professor level, the salary ranges from a minimum of € 3,427 gross per month to a maximum of € 5,330 gross per month (salary scales 11 and 12 for Assistant Professor level 2 and 1 of the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities) for a full-time position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The University is an equal opportunities employer. Because women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be appointed for a period of six years, on the condition of a positive mid-term evaluation in the third year of employment. On the basis of a positive final evaluation of the Tenure Track criteria in the sixth year of employment, you will be granted tenure to Associate Professor.

You may apply for this position until 31 May / before 1 June 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form.


Prof Dirk Bezemer, d.j.bezemer@rug.nl (please do not use for applications)

Link to the job advert is available here.

University of Leeds, UK

Job Title: Research Fellow in Economics

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in Applied Economics with an interest in Eco-innovations, Ecological, Agricultural or Environmental applications? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to study the adoption of eco-innovations such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Environmental Management Systems (e.g. ISO14001) and ecolabels and their implications for crop value, farm productivity, and export income. You will also investigate how the distribution of these values may be affected by farm ownership and other social structures.

You will work in a multidisciplinary team with economists and ecologists, exploring these issues as they affect orchard crops in the Cape region of South Africa. You will have a flair for conducting analytical and field research (i.e. survey and interviews), along with an interest in cutting edge social science linking eco-innovations to sustainability and economic development.

Playing a key role in collecting both quantitative and qualitative information, including the design and implementation of survey, and conducting interviews with farmers and farm labourers, you will also take a leading role in analysing the results using qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

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

Dr Effie Kesidou, Tel: +44(0)113 3434514 email: E.Kesidou@leeds.ac.uk

Link to the job advert is available here.

University of Sussex, UK

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Debt and Environmental Sustainability

The research unit ‘Debt and Environmental Sustainability (DES)’ within the Sussex Sustainability Research Project (SSRP) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher who will perform research at the interface of global debt and environmental sustainability using applied statistical methods.
Global public and private debt have reached historically unprecedented levels, yet there has been little investigation into the impacts of recent debt dynamics on key aspects of environmental sustainability. The project aspires to break new ground in this area and to generate a deeper understanding of the relationship between debt/indebtedness and key sustainability indicators.

This position is ideal for an ambitious researcher, enthusiastic about producing innovative, policy relevant research at the interface of natural and social sciences.

Application deadline: May 30!

For any further information and informal inquiry please contact: Dr Andreas Antoniades: A.A.Antoniades@sussex.ac.uk.

Link to the job advert is available here.

University of Tyumen, Russia

School of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen (Russia): 7 one-year postdoctoral positions (2017-2018)

The School of Advanced Studies is an innovative project to be launched in Fall, 2017. It will bring faculty from different countries together to work in interrelated multidisciplinary projects in social sciences and the humanities, including areas related to IT and the life sciences, as well as to teach in the SAS BA and MA programs. The SAS research agenda is organized around challenging problems of contemporary scholarship in order to produce results relevant for scholarly communities globally. Having completed the first round of hiring for faculty to work in three multidisciplinary teams starting August 2017, we now seek to fill seven postdoctoral fellowships to supplement the teams with necessary expertise.

The SAS postdoctoral fellowships will last one academic year and will involve research and teaching at the SAS BA program. Salary will be individually determined based on the candidate’s qualifications. Fellows will also receive funds for research travel and medical insurance; relocation expenses will also be covered. All fellows will be eligible to apply for permanent faculty positions in the second round of the SAS faculty recruitment in Spring, 2018.

Please submit your application via e-mail to sas@utmn.ru. Include a cover letter, explaining your potential contribution to one of the three projects outlined below, a full CV, and three letters of recommendation (letters should be submitted to the same e-mail address, either directly by your recommenders, or through an appropriate service such as Interfolio). Applications will be considered until the positions are filled; preference will be given to those received by June 1, 2017.

All applicants with relevant expertise are encouraged to apply. The more specific profiles listed below should not be seen as restrictive. All qualified applicants, including those who propose other contributions to the SAS projects, will be given the fullest consideration. For more information on the SAS and the projects, please, go to https://sas.utmn.ru/en/research/.

Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT

Job Title: Postdoctoral researcher on Macroeconomics, Finance and the Environment

The Institute for Ecological Economics is currently inviting applications for a fulltime post-doc position. This employee position will be limited to a period of one year (additional funding opportunities might arise in the near future so to extend the contract to a longer period), starting on October 1st, 2017 (commencement date subject to change, we are flexible and will consider different starting dates should the successful candidate require it). Gross monthly salary, paid 14 times per year: Euro 3,626.60.

The Institute for Ecological Economics - with its 35 staff members - is a leading Institution for ecological economic research, teaching, learning, knowledge exchange, and community engagement. Research is grouped into five research areas: Climate Economics and Finance, Macroeconomics & Environment, Sustainable Work, Sustainable Resource Use, and Education for Sustainable Development. The successful candidate will contribute to the research conducted by the Climate Economics and Finance research group, coordinated by Dr. Emanuele Campiglio


The post holder will contribute to an ongoing international programme called ‘Mistra Financial Systems’ (MFS), funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra). The aim of MFS – now in its second of four years - is to explore the links between the financial system and environmental sustainability. The Institute of Ecological Economics is leading one of the five MFS work packages, ‘Green Macro’. The objective of the Green Macro project is to develop economic modelling and analysis studying the dynamics links between macroeconomic, financial and environmental systems, with particular reference to the transition to a low-carbon economic system. The project will develop an empirical macroeconomic model calibrated to the Swedish economy, as well as a series of smaller models investigating specific research questions connected to stranded assets (physical and financial), climate mitigation policies (fiscal, macroprudential, monetary) and secular stagnation.

The post holder will also be invited to contribute to the writing of grant proposals that, when successful, might provide funding to extend the post-doc position to a period longer than one year. This position does not involve any teaching.

Your Profile:

Applicants should have:

Given the nature of the project, knowledge and experience in the following fields will be considered as strong assets:

Application materials can be submitted online until May 31st, 2017. Please apply here. Reference Number: 3355.

Please submit: (i) a CV with the contact details of two referees; (ii) a letter of motivation discussing how you fit the role and its specifications; (iii) a sample of your work.

We expect to contact the shortlisted candidates immediately after the submission deadline, and hold the interviews in the week beginning on the 5th of June.

Link to the job advert is available here.

Yeditepe University at Istanbul, Turkey

Job Title: Economics Faculty Positions at Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Levels

The Department of Economics of Yeditepe University at Istanbul, Turkey invites heterodox economists to teach the following courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as introductory courses at undergraduate levels.

Areas: Gender Economics - Environmental Economics - Labor Economics - Monetary Economics

The Department has initiated a Political Economy program at graduate levels. We are looking for applicants with research and teaching interests in heterodox economics, especially in the fields specified above.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or very near to completion.

Please submit a letter of application, photocopy or official copy of the transcript, curriculum vitae with the names and email addresses of three references. Please include in your letter of application your research interests, a description of the way in which you classify yourself as a heterodox economist and an explanation of how you would teach the above mentioned courses in a heterodox manner. Applications can be sent and questions be directed to Assoc. Prof. Vedit Inal at vinal@yeditepe.edu.tr.


Pierangelo Garegnani Thesis Prize 2017

Centro Sraffa reminds that applications for the Pierangelo Garegnani Thesis Prize 2017 must be submitted by 20 June 2017 (extended deadline). Please find all details on the Centro Sraffa website.

Richard Higgott Journal Article Prize awarded by the Australian International Political Economy Network (AIPEN)

Following the success of the 2015 and 2016 Australian International Political Economy Network (AIPEN) — Richard Higgott Journal Article Prize awards, this is to announce the Third Annual Journal Article Prize for the best article published in the broad field of International Political Economy (IPE) by an Australia-based academic.

Further details can be found here.


Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 88 (2)








Cambridge Journal of Economics, 41 (3): Special Issue on "Post-classical Perspectives on the Interaction between Business Organisation and Public Policy"

Christos Pitelis; Jochen Runde: Capabilities, resources, learning and innovation: a blueprint for a post-classical economics and public policy

David J. Teece: Towards a capability theory of (innovating) firms: implications for management and policy

Sidney G. Winter: Pursuing the evolutionary agenda in economics and management research

Fabrizio Traù: The organisational factor and the growth of firms

Giovanni Dosi; Luigi Marengo; Evita Paraskevopoulou; Marco Valente: A model of cognitive and operational memory of organizations in changing worlds

Peter J. Buckley; Surender Munjal ; Peter Enderwick; Nicolas Forsans: The role of country alliances in reducing the transaction costs of internationalisation: evidence from Indian multinational enterprises

Michael Peneder: Competitiveness and industrial policy: from rationalities of failure towards the ability to evolve

Robert H. Wade: The American paradox: ideology of free markets and the hidden practice of directional thrust

Antonio Andreoni; Federico Frattini; Giorgio Prodi: Structural cycles and industrial policy alignment: the private–public nexus in the Emilian Packaging Valley

Jan Fagerberg; Martin Srholec: Capabilities, economic development, sustainability

Fabio Landini; Franco Malerba: Public policy and catching up by developing countries in global industries: a simulation model

Giorgos Argitis: Evolutionary finance and central banking

Development Problems/Problemas des Desarrollo, 48 (189)

Alicia Girón: Women's Economic Empowerment. Leave No One Behind. Taking Action for Change

Raúl Ornelas: Towards a Political Economy of Competition: Transnational Companies

Luis Fernando García and Moritz Cruz: Unemployment in Latin America: Labor Market Flexibility or Capital Accumulation?

Pablo Mejía Reyes, Miguel Ángel Díaz Carreño, and Reyna Vergara González: Recessions in Mexico at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century

José Enrique Mendoza: Financialization and the Road Sector in Mexico

Gabriel Oyhantçabal and Martín Sanguinetti: Agro in Uruguay: Ground Rent, Labor Income, and Profit

Yuri Landa: Revenue from the Extractive Industries and Copper Mining in Peru

Liu Xuedong: The Dissolution of Community-Owned Lands and the Urban System in China 1990-2015

Ecological Economics, 138


Brazilian Society of Ecological Economics (ECOECO), Argentine-Uruguayan Association of Ecological Economics (ASAUEE), Mesoamerican and Caribbean Society of Ecological Economics (SMEE), Andean Society of Ecological Economics (SAEE), Joseph S. Weiss: The Role of Ecological Economics in Latin American Public Policy: Latin American Consensus at the ISEE Washington Meeting

Bryan G. Norton: A Situational Understanding of Environmental Values and Evaluation

Yoann Verger: A Basis for Sraffian Ecological Economics. A Comment on Martins' “Ecosystems, Strong Sustainability and the Classical Circular Economy”


Linda Grand, Kent D. Messer, William Allen: Understanding and Overcoming the Barriers for Cost-effective Conservation

T. Balint, F. Lamperti, A. Mandel, M. Napoletano, A. Roventini, A. Sapio: Complexity and the Economics of Climate Change: A Survey and a Look Forward


C. Unai Villalba-Eguiluz, Iker Etxano: Buen Vivir vs Development (II): The Limits of (Neo-)Extractivism

Chang K. Seung: A Multi-regional Economic Impact Analysis of Alaska Salmon Fishery Failures

Craig M.T. Johnston, Patrick Withey: Managing Forests for Carbon and Timber: A Markov Decision Model of Uneven-aged Forest Management With Risk

Christopher Schulz, Julia Martin-Ortega, Antonio A.R. Ioris, Klaus Glenk: Applying a ‘Value Landscapes Approach’ to Conflicts in Water Governance: The Case of the Paraguay-Paraná Waterway

Verónica Farreras, Pere Riera, Pablo F. Salvador: Environmental Valuation With Periodical Payments in High-inflation Economies. An Argentinean Case Study

Yvonne Matthews, Riccardo Scarpa, Dan Marsh: Stability of Willingness-to-Pay for Coastal Management: A Choice Experiment Across Three Time Periods

Max Koch, Hubert Buch-Hansen, Martin Fritz: Shifting Priorities in Degrowth Research: An Argument for the Centrality of Human Needs

Rémy Le Boennec, Frédéric Salladarré: The impact of air pollution and noise on the real estate market. The case of the 2013 European Green Capital: Nantes, France

Alexander Golub, Ruben Lubowski, Pedro Piris-Cabezas: Balancing Risks from Climate Policy Uncertainties: The Role of Options and Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation

Marther W. Ngigi, Ulrike Mueller, Regina Birner: Gender Differences in Climate Change Adaptation Strategies and Participation in Group-based Approaches: An Intra-household Analysis From Rural Kenya

Jordi J. Teixidó, Stefano F. Verde: Is the Gasoline Tax Regressive in the Twenty-First Century? Taking Wealth into Account

Daniela Maggioni, Grazia D. Santangelo: Local Environmental Non-Profit Organizations and the Green Investment Strategies of Family Firms

Victor Court, Florian Fizaine: Long-Term Estimates of the Energy-Return-on-Investment (EROI) of Coal, Oil, and Gas Global Productions

John Loomis, Michelle Haefele: Quantifying Market and Non-market Benefits and Costs of Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States: A Summary of the Literature

Henintsoa Randrianarison, Jeannot Ramiaramanana, Frank Wätzold: When to Pay? Adjusting the Timing of Payments in PES Design to the Needs of Poor Land-users

Kyle A. Hoy, Timothy W. Kelsey, Martin Shields: An Economic Impact Report of Shale Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania with Stricter Assumptions

Terry Dinan: Projected Increases in Hurricane Damage in the United States: The Role of Climate Change and Coastal Development

Thiago Fonseca Morello, Luke Parry, Nils Markusson, Jos Barlow: Policy instruments to control Amazon fires: A simulation approach

Edward R. Morey, Mara Thiene: Can Personality Traits Explain Where and With Whom You Recreate? A Latent-Class Site-Choice Model Informed by Estimates From Mixed-Mode LC Cluster Models With Latent-Personality Traits

Methodological and Ideological Options

Frank Figge, Philippe Givry, Louise Canning, Elizabeth Franklin-Johnson, Andrea Thorpe: Eco-efficiency of Virgin Resources: A Measure at the Interface Between Micro and Macro Levels

Sigurd Sagen Vildåsen, Martina Keitsch, Annik Magerholm Fet: Clarifying the Epistemology of Corporate Sustainability

Economy and Society, 46 (1)

Maxine Molyneux & Thomas Osborne: Populism: a deflationary view

Robert Singh: ‘I, the people’: a deflationary interpretation of populism, Trump and the United States constitution

Grahame F. Thompson: Populisms and liberal democracy – business as usual?

Matthew D. Sanscartier: Denunciatory technology: forging publics through populism and secrecy

Daniel Souleles & Michael Scroggins: The meanings of production(s): showbiz and deep plays in finance and DIYbiology

Andreas Folkers: Continuity and catastrophe: business continuity management and the security of financial operations

Simon Glaze & Ben Richardson: Poor choice? Smith, Hayek and the moral economy of food consumption

Industrial and Corporate Change, 26 (3)

James R. Lincoln; Didier Guillot; Matthew Sargent: Business groups, networks, and embeddedness: innovation and implementation alliances in Japanese electronics, 1985–1998

Gavin Murphy; Iulia Siedschlag; John McQuinn: Employment protection and industry innovation

Marcella Nicolini; Carlo Scarpa; Paola Valbonesi: Determinants of state aid to firms: the case of the European automotive industry

Marcelo Cano-Kollmann; Robert D. Hamilton, III ; Ram Mudambi: Public support for innovation and the openness of firms’ innovation activities

Francisco Rebelo ; Ester G. Silva: Export variety, technological content and economic performance: the case of Portugal

Francesco Bogliacino; Matteo Lucchese ; Leopoldo Nascia; Mario Pianta: Modeling the virtuous circle of innovation. A test on Italian firms

Arsalan Safari: Worldwide venture capital, intellectual property rights, and innovation

Gaétan de Rassenfosse: An assessment of how well we account for intangibles

Journal of Economic Issues, 51 (2)

Wilfred Dolfsma, Liza Chong-Simandjuntak & Amber Geurts: Reproducing the Firm: Routines, Networks, and Identity

Tonia Warnecke: Social Innovation, Gender, and Technology: Bridging the Resource Gap

Lane Vanderslice: Vested Interests and the Common People in Developing Countries: Understanding Oppressive Societies and Their Effects

Svenja Flechtner: Growth Miracle or Endangered Development? Vested Interests, Policy-Making, and Economic Development in the Dominican Republic

Faruk Ülgen: Financialization and Vested Interests: Self-Regulation vs. Financial Stability as a Public Good

Mario Seccareccia: Which Vested Interests Do Central Banks Really Serve? Understanding Central Bank Policy Since the Global Financial Crisis

Avraham Izhar Baranes: Financialization in the American Pharmaceutical Industry: A Veblenian Approach

Joseph E. Stiglitz: Countering the Power of Vested Interests: Advancing Rationality in Public Decision-Making

John P. Watkins & James E. Seidelman: A Veblenian Analysis of For-Profit Universities

Steven Pressman & Robert H. Scott III: The Higher Earning in America: Are 529 Plans a Good Way to Save for College?

Torsten Heinrich: The Narrow and Broad Approaches to Evolutionary Modeling in Economics

Claudius Gräbner: The Complementary Relationship Between Institutional and Complexity Economics: The Example of Deep Mechanismic Explanations

Carlos Aguiar de Medeiros & Nicholas Trebat: Inequality and Income Distribution in Global Value Chains

Eric Scorsone & David B. Schweikhardt: Rethinking the Foundation of the Original Institutional Economics Policy and Reform Program: Reactions to Thomas C. Leonard’s “Illiberal Reformers”

Eugenia Correa & Alicia Girón: An Institutional Perspective on International Financial Governance: How Much Has Happened Since the Crisis?

James T. Peach & Richard V. Adkisson: Technological and Institutional Interaction in the Shale Oil Revolution

Kosta Josifidis & Novica Supic: The Meritocratic Elite vs. the Common Man: Income Inequality in the Affluent OECD Countries

Gregorio Vidal & Wesley C. Marshall: Vested Interests and the Common Man as Seen Through Monetary and Fiscal Policy: Flooding Wall Street or Main Street?

Joshua Greenstein & Bret Anderson: Premature Deindustrialization and the Defeminization of Labor

Anna Klimina: The Lost Promise of Democratic Socialism in Russia

F. Gregory Hayden: An Evaluation of Institutional Matrices Theory Which Was Designed to Illustrate Differences Between Russian and Western Political Economies

Svetlana Kirdina-Chandler: Institutional Matrices Theory, or X- and Y-Theory: A Response to F. Gregory Hayden

Ivan Gambus & Felipe Almeida: Public Policy, Vested Interest, and Common People in Brazil in the Twenty-First Century

Mary V. Wrenn & William Waller: Care and the Neoliberal Individual

Olivier Brette: The Vested Interests and the Evolving Moral Economy of the Common People

Lauri Pietinalho: From Mass Flourishing to Vested Interests: A Conceptual Model for the Evolution of Organizational Institutions

Roger Lee Mendoza: Information Asymmetries and Risk Management in Healthcare Markets: The U.S. Affordable Care Act in Retrospect

Vincent Barnett: Veblen’s Two Types of Instinct and the Cognitive Foundations of Evolutionary-Institutional Economics

Journal of Economic Methodology, 24 (2)

Dorrit Posel: Enriching economics in South Africa: interdisciplinary collaboration and the value of quantitative – qualitative exchanges

Julian Reiss: Fact-value entanglement in positive economics

Glenn W. Harrison & Don Ross: The empirical adequacy of cumulative prospect theory and its implications for normative assessment

George Ainslie: De Gustibus Disputare: Hyperbolic delay discounting integrates five approaches to impulsive choice

James Konow: Does studying ethics affect moral views? An application to economic justice

Socio-Economic Review, 15 (2)

Fabio Bulfone: Insider job: corporate reforms and power resources in France, Italy and Spain

Jessica Epstein: Constructing the rational actor: ideological labor and science politics in the global food system

Christian Borch; Ann-Christina Lange: High-frequency trader subjectivity: emotional attachment and discipline in an era of algorithms

Oliver Schilke; Gunnar Wiedenfels; Malte Brettel; Lynne G. Zucker: Interorganizational trust production contingent on product and performance uncertainty

Philipp Brandt; Josh Whitford: Fixing network failures? The contested case of the American Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Simon Deakin; Viviana Mollica; Prabirjit Sarkar: Varieties of creditor protection: insolvency law reform and credit expansion in developed market economies

David Howarth; Charlotte Rommerskirchen: Inflation aversion in the European Union: exploring the myth of a North–South divide

Jules Naudet; Claire-Lise Dubost: The Indian exception: the densification of the network of corporate interlocks and the specificities of the Indian business system (2000–2012)

Georg Picot; Arianna Tassinari: All of one kind? Labour market reforms under austerity in Italy and Spain

The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 28 (2)

Michelle Baddeley: Keynes’ psychology and behavioural macroeconomics: Theory and policy

Jim Stanford: Automotive surrender: The demise of industrial policy in the Australian vehicle industry

Tom Barnes: Industry policy in Asia’s demographic giants: China, India and Indonesia compared

Michael O’Donnell, Norma Binit Mansor, Kunaraguru Yogeesvaran, Azlan Rashid: Organisational change and success in a government enterprise: Malaysia’s Federal Land Development Agency

Mark Turner, Ribaun Korm, Kim Veara: Government policy and private sector development in post-conflict states: Growing Cambodia’s rice production and export industries

Tianyuan Luo, Cesar L Escalante: US farm workers: What drives their job retention and work time allocation decisions?

Ambreen Fatima: Child labour in Pakistan: Addressing supply and demand side labour market dynamics

Nikica Mojsoska-Blazevski, Marjan Petreski, Marjan I Bojadziev: Youth survival in the labour market: Employment scarring in three transition economies

Braham Dabscheck: Illiberal reformers: Economics as hate

The Review of Austrian Economics, 30 (2)

Randall G. Holcombe: Malinvestment

Nicolás Cachanosky & Alexander W. Salter: The view from Vienna: An analysis of the renewed interest in the Mises-Hayek theory of the business cycle

Caleb S. Fuller: The perils of privacy regulation

Audrey Redford: Don’t eat the brown acid: Induced ‘malnovation’ in drug markets

Eduard Braun & David Howden: The rise and fall of the subsistence fund as a resource constraint in Austrian business cycle theory

Books and Book Series

Debt as Power

By Tim Di Muzio and Richard H. Robbins | 2017, Bloomsbury Academic

In Debt as Power, Di Muzio and Robbins present a historical account of the modern origins of capitalist debt by looking at how commercial money is produced as debt in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. They expertly demonstrate their key contention -- that debt is a technology of power -- and identify the ways in which the control, production, and distribution of money, as interest-bearing debt, are used to discipline populations. Their sharp analysis brings together histories of the development of the Bank of England and the establishment of permanent national debt with the intensification and expansion of debt, as a “technology of power”, under colonialism in a global context. The latter part of the book addresses the consequences of modern regimes of debt and puts forward proposals of what needs to be done, politically, to reverse the problems generated by debt-based economies. The final chapter presents a convincing case for the 99% to use the power of debt to challenge present inequalities and outlines a platform for action suggesting possible alternatives.

Link to the book is available here.

Crisis and Sustainability. The delusion of Free Markets

By Alessandro Vercelli | 2017, Palgrave Macmillan

This book argues that the neoliberal development trajectory pursued in recent decades is unsustainable, and posits that neither sound macroeconomics nor empirical data support the unqualified faith in free markets that inspired it. The first part suggests a broad critical perspective on key concepts such as freedom, free market, free trade, globalisation and financialisation, before going on to analyse the long and deep recent crisis as a result of the neoliberal policy strategy adopted since the early 1980s. The alternative narrative outlined in the book provides insights into the policy strategy required to achieve a sustainable development trajectory.

Link to the book is available here.

Economics of Development

By Anthony Thirlwall and Penélope Pacheco-López | 2017, Palgrave

The economic and social development of the world’s poorest countries, and the eradication of primary poverty, is one of the greatest challenges facing the world. This tenth edition of Tony Thirlwall’s classic textbook Economics of Development, now co-written with Penélope Pacheco-López, provides a clear, comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the theory of development economics and the experience of developing countries.

Link to the book is available here.

Knowledge in the Age of Digital Capitalism

By Mariano Zuckerfeld | University of Westminster Press

Knowledge in the Age of Digital Capitalism proposes a new critical theory concerning the functioning of capitalism and how we consider knowledge and information. This ambitious book systematically and lucidly introduces contemporary phenomena into the framework of cognitive materialism to address some of the great themes of the social sciences: knowledge, exploitation and social class in an account of capitalism’s totality in the present day. Author Mariano Zukerfeld reinvigorates materialist study of communications, presenting a typology of knowledge to explain the underlying material forms of information, intellectual property and cognitive work in contemporary societies. Using current examples the book also examines concerns such as free labour and the pivotal role of intellectual property.

The book offers nothing less than an introduction to the theory of cognitive materialism and an account of the entirety of the digital (or knowledge) capitalism of our time.

Link to the book is available here.

Omnia Sunt Communia: On the Commons and the Transformation to Postcapitalism

By Massimo De Angelis | 2017, University of Chicago Press

In this weaving of radical political economy, Omnia Sunt Communia sets out the steps to postcapitalism. By conceptualising the commons not just as common goods but as a set of social systems, Massimo De Angelis shows their pervasive presence in everyday life, mapping out a strategy for total social transformation. From the micro to the macro, De Angelis unveils the commons as fields of power relations – shared space, objects, subjects – that explode the limits of daily life under capitalism. He exposes attempts to co-opt the commons, through the use of code words such as 'participation' and 'governance', and reveals the potential for radical transformation rooted in the reproduction of our communities, of life, of work and of society as a whole.

Link to the book is available here.

The Selected Letters of John Kenneth Galbraith

Edited by Richard P. Holt | Cambridge University Press

The Selected Letters of John Kenneth Galbraith invites readers to join in conversations with presidents and first ladies, diplomats and schoolchildren, the McCarthy 'loyalty board', foreign heads of state and fellow economists, and a host of other correspondents. In his long and cosmopolitan life, Galbraith wrote thousands of letters, and Richard P. F. Holt has selected the most important of these from his archival research, now available in print for the first time. The letters provide an intimate account of the three main political goals to which Galbraith devoted his professional life: ending war, fighting poverty, and improving quality of life by achieving a balance between private and public goods in an affluent capitalist society. Showing his thoughtful insights and charming wit, this collection confirms Galbraith as a man of broad learning, superb literary skills, and deeply held progressive ideals.

A link to the book can be found here.

Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants

PhD scholarship on agent-based computational macroeconomics and finance

A three-year PhD scholarship starting from November 2017 is available at the University of Genova on agent-based computational macroeconomics and finance.

The application deadline is June 13, 2017 at 12.00 noon (Italian time): https://www.studenti.unige.it/postlaurea/dottorati/XXXIII/

Please, circulate this announcement among possible interested candidates. Interested candidates should contact marco.raberto@unige.it.

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New dataset on labor rights

Mark Anner, David Kucera and Dora Sari report on a brand-new, inclusive and freely accessible dataset on labor rights at the Global Labour Column: See here for further details and here for a direct access to the data.