Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Issue 226 February 19, 2018 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

In this issue of the Newsletter we present three initiatives trying to broaden the economic debate by offering alternative economics content in the form of short podcasts. The first of these initiatives - the podcast "ceteris non paribus" is sponsored by the History of Economics Society and offers short and insightful video contributions on major aspects in the history of economic thought. While the first issue of "ceteris non paribus" was presented here some weeks ago, the number of contributions offered has increased significantly over the last months. A second take to exploit the potential of podcasts and online-videos to facilitate a more open economic conversation is the website "Economics: Past, Present and Future" offered by Goldsmiths University (London) in collaboration with the Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF). Together, these institutions aim "to promote pluralism by presenting schools of economic thought as viable methodological, theoretical and policy alternatives" by presenting a set of interviews with different economists celebrating the diversity of economic approaches. Finally, a third noteworthy initiative is a series of podcasts launched by EAEPE and disseminated via the "New Books Network", which is dedicated to introducing new and important heterodox books to a wider audience. You can find a list of books already presented in this series further below in this Newsletter.

Having said that, I want to emphasize that initiatives like these (and other, similar ones, we have featured in the past, e.g. here, here or here) take considerable effort to present heterodox content in novel formats. While surely demanding, such initiatives seem to be a conditio sine qua non for increasing the general impact of alternative economic approaches in public debate, general education and policy in the face of an increasingly lop-sided coverage of economic issues in mainstream science and standard media. Notwithstanding the fact that Bob Marley was probably right when pointing out that to "emancipate from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds", initiatives like these increase the possibilities for everyone to actually doing so. And this is a great thing to have!

Hence, many thanks and all the best,


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Call for Papers

10th Critical Finance Studies Conference (Gothenburg, Aug 2018)

9-11 August, 2018 | University of Gothenburg, Sweden

The tenth annual Critical Finance Studies conference will be held at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden from 9th to 11th August 2018. The conference is part of an on-going project that seeks to engage with finance in critical and creative ways. Although critical attention is regularly devoted to finance, it usually takes the form of a call for transparency, regulation or restructuring. It also tends to centre on ‘high finance’ rather than processes of financialisation, a term coined by Randy Martin that has provided many themes for past Critical Finance Studies discussions. Contributions that engage with the discourse of financialisation, perhaps in unexpected spheres or through historical examples, are especially welcome, as are new approaches to ‘high finance.’

We invite papers that critically discuss the workings of finance (for example: its material culture, socio-cultural practices, conceptual models, technologies, built environments, authorized or unauthorized forms, ways of communication etc.) in a novel way. We are interested in engaging with the problematic divide between the way finance is simultaneously lauded as a wealth creator and idealised career path, but also critiqued by popular culture and protest movements. Especially welcome are papers that approach finance through avenues that have been so far underexplored such as: theology, philosophy, art, music, film, new media, television, literary aesthetics, and popular culture.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

Confirmed keynote contributors are:

Please send proposals for panels as well as individual contributions (i.e. abstracts of up to 250 words) to the conference organisers: Oskar Broberg (oskar.broberg@gu.se) and
Claes Ohlsson (claes.ohlsson@lnu.se) by 31st March 2018.

The conference is free of charge, but for those who wish to participate there will be a possibility to buy a voucher on site, covering lunch meals and a conference reception on Thursday evening. If you wish to attend the conference without presenting a paper, please register by sending an email to the conference organisers.

12th History of Recent Economics Conference (Paris, Oct 2018)

12-13 October, 2018 | Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Cergy-Pontoise

The twelfth History of Recent Economics Conference (HISRECO) will be held at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) of the University of Cergy-Pontoise. Since 2007 HISRECO has brought together researchers from various backgrounds to study the history of economics in the postwar period. It is the organizers’ belief that this period, during which economics became one of the dominant discourses in contemporary society, is worth studying for its own sake. The increasing availability of archival materials, along with the development of new perspectives inherited from the larger history and sociology of knowledge, has helped to provide insightful histories of the development of recent economic practices, ideas, and techniques. In particular, this area of research offers good opportunities to young scholars who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the history of economics.

We invite researchers in all related fields to submit a paper proposal of no more than 500 words. Even though the organizers are open to a wide range of approaches to the history of economics, paper proposals that address the interface between this field and the history and sociology of science, or cultural and science studies will be particularly appreciated. Proposals should be sent electronically (as a pdf file) to Jean-Baptiste Fleury (jean-baptiste.fleury@u-cergy.fr) by April 15, 2018. Successful applicants will be informed by May 31,2018.

Thanks to financial support from the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Cergy and FIPE (The Institute of Economic Research Foundation, Brazil), HISRECO has limited funds to partially cover travel and accommodation for a number of young scholars (PhD students or researchers who have obtained their PhD over the past two years or so, from October 2015 to January 2018). Young scholars should include in their proposal their current affiliation and the university and year of their PhD, if this is the case. Those needing more information about funding are welcome to approach the organizers.

For those who want to know more about HISRECO, a list of past conferences and contributors can be found at www.hisreco.org.

The organizing committee: Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche (University of Lausanne), Béatrice Cherrier (University of Cergy-Pontoise), Pedro Duarte (University of São Paulo), Jean-Baptiste Fleury (University of Cergy-Pontoise) and Yann Giraud (University of Cergy-Pontoise).

1st Annual International Workshop on Demand-led Growth, Conflict Inflation, and Macro Policy (Rio de Janeiro, July 2018)

18-19 July, 2018 | Institute of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IE-UFRJ), Brazil

The Research Group in Political Economy at the Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro follows the Sraffian project proposed by Garegnani to make the Keynesian-Kaleckian principle of effective demand compatible with the classical surplus approach. For our group, growth is demand-led and policy (and often balance of payments) constrained and inflation is basically a cost-push political economy phenomenon that depends on conflicting claims over income distribution. In this framework, macroeconomic policies are important to growth, inflation and income distribution and are, in capitalist economies, the result of institutional arrangements and political power relations.The Research Group in Political Economy also considers that the soundness of this theoretical approach is best demonstrated by constructing policy-relevant analyses and models both theoretical and applied in order to understand the concrete performance of developed and developing economies.

Given the approach taken by the Group and in the context of the recent increasing dialogue and convergence between some Kaleckians and some Sraffians (on endogenous money and supermultiplier models, for instance), the main idea of the workshop is to strengthen this promising trend by promoting a constructive and policy-relevant debate between Kaleckians and Sraffians (to which other heterodox approaches to economics are more than welcome) on new contributions concerning demand-led growth analyses and models and their multiple relations with conflict inflation, income distribution and macroeconomic policies.

Articles that broadly falls within the following topics are welcome:

Papers must be written in English and contain title, short abstract (maximum 200 words), author’s name, institutional affiliation and email address.

We recommend submitted papers to have a maximum number of 8000 words.

Please submit your paper here.


Scientific Committee: Ricardo Summa (UFRJ), Lucas Teixeira (UNICAMP), Júlia Braga (UFF), André Lourenço (UFRN), Fernando Lara (FEE/UNISINOS), Rafael Ribeiro (UFMG)
Local Organizing Committee: Breno Roos, Caroline Jorge, Gustavo Bhering, Ricardo Summa

The Review of Keynesian Economics (ROKE) is sponsoring the workshop and a selection of presented papers will be submitted as a Symposium to the journal.

For questions and further information on the workshop, please contact us at: workshopufrj2018@gmail.com

More details can be found here.

1st Conference on Development Planning "Julio H.G. Olivera" (Buenos Aires, July 2018)

17-18 July, 2018 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Conference will take place on July 17th and 18th 2018, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and aims to generate an open and plural debate space through a call for papers (see below). Additionally, it will count with the presence of prominent speakers and discussants in special sessions.


Economics usually studies underdeveloped countries through two main questions: What does differentiate them from the developed world? Which transformations should be put in place in order to improve their population’s living conditions? The answers to these questions generally place the State in the center of the scene. Nevertheless, and judging by underdeveloped countries’ experiences, not only these enquiries are not yet completely satisfactory but the proposed solutions have not been able to achieve much needed solutions.

The present scenario, characterized by accelerated economic, social and technical changes, reveals the shortcomings of underdeveloped countries in implementing articulated policies capable of accomplishing a structural change and an improvement in their population’s life quality, or in shorter terms, a sustainable development path. Furthermore, this scenario demands an analysis that leaves behind the State versus Market antagonism in order to develop, through a profound debate, a new concept of the State and its role in underdeveloped countries. This debate must take up the contributions of Political Economy, but it should also include various long ignored perspectives in development theory, such as gender relations and their role in explaining inequalities. In this way, it is necessary to formulate new questions regarding economic development, recognizing the State as a potential transforming actor in the context of current challenges.

The 1st Conference on Development Planning “Julio H.G. Olivera” stems from this need. It is necessary to design and plan a development strategy born from the current State but which, at the same time, transforms it in order to give an effective answer to societies’ requirements in the face of future challenges. In its first edition, the Conference intends to provide an open platform for discussion and debate based on transformative research and training, nourished by scholars, teachers and students working together with the desire to build an inclusive, plural and democratic society.

We invite the submission of empirical and/or theoretical contributions within these main themes:

  1. Productive structure and the role of underdeveloped countries in the current international division of labor.
  2. International financial integration of underdeveloped countries.
  3. Development, employment, inequality and poverty.
  4. Planning and policies for development:

About the submissions:

The first edition of the Conference encourages those authors who wish to participate as expositor to submit their papers. To do this, they must complete the following form, where they can upload their work.

The papers must comply with the following characteristics:

  1. Only unpublished works (not published in journals, papers in the working paper stage are valid) with length lower than 10,000 words (including footnotes, appendix and references).
  2. Languages: Spanish, English or Portuguese.
  3. Only full papers will be evaluated (submissions consisting only in abstracts will be rejected).
  4. Deadline for submission: Tuesday 3rd of April 2018.

Important dates:

For further information, please contact via mail: conferenciaolivera@gmail.com

2nd International Conference in Contemporary Social Sciences (Crete, June 2018)

14-16 June, 2018 | University of Crete, Rethymno, Greece

DEADLINE EXTENSION: 1st of March, 2018

Further details can be found in the past issue of the Heterodox Economics Newsletter.

30th Annual EAEPE Conference (Nice, Sept 2018): Research Area CfP

6-8 September, 2018 | University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

General Theme: "Evolutionary foundations at a crossroad: Assessments, outcomes and implications for policy makers"

More details about the Conference and the General Call for Papers can be found in our past issue HEN225.

Below you can find the Call for Papers of different Research Areas.



Research Area [B]: Economic Sociology

By Jens Maesse and Hanno Pahl (jens.maesse@sowi.uni-giessen.de, hanno.pahl@soziologie.uni-muenchen.de)

For this year’s EAEPE Conference the research area Economic Sociology invites presentations for two sessions covering the following topics/perspectives:

(1) The Social Logics of Economics

The cognitive as well as the institutional structures of the academic discipline of economics differ significantly from those in the other social and cultural sciences. Its internal modes of organization are characterized by a rather strong hierarchy and dense integration, with, for instance, a concentration of cognitive and institutional power. The same holds true for its impact on society: Economic knowledge often dominates political and public discourses due to its hegemonic position in respect of defining problems and delivering proper solutions, outshining non- economic forms of expertise by far. Reflections on the epistemological and (to a lesser degree) institutional characteristics of mainstream economics have traditionally been carried out by economic methodologists, historians of ideas, or philosophers of science. During the last two decades, these studies of economics and the power of economic knowledge have been supplemented, and sometimes challenged, by more empirically oriented investigations, originating from research areas like the sociology of economics or the social studies of finance. The session is open for all kinds of investigations into the social and cognitive structures of economics and is envisaged as a forum to discuss the relationships between these various strands of reflection.

(2) Economic Sociology and Heterodox Economics

Heterodox economics as well as economic sociology are critical of standard neoclassical economics and try to elaborate and push forward alternative approaches. This does not only concern different foundations and research topics, but also questions of legitimate scientific methods and reasonable forms of inquiry. While mainstream economics almost exclusively proceeds along the pathways of mathematical modelling and econometrics, both economic sociology and heterodox economics exhibit a broad spectrum of methods (ranging from network analysis to ethnographic field work to agent-based-modelling, to name but a few). The session is devoted especially to work at the intersections of economic sociology and heterodox economics. This includes case studies and empirical work as well as more conceptual reflections. What are – beyond mere pluralism – meaningful forms of interaction, communication, and mutual understanding between the various schools of heterodox economics and the strands of economic sociology?

Please send your exposé (200-300 words) via the online submission system and register before on eaepe.org.

Abstract Submission Deadline is 31 March, 2018.


Research Area [H]: Effective Demand, Income Distribution and Finance

The research area analyses economic dynamics through the lens of demand formation, recognising the key role of institutional changes, income distribution and financial structures. It regards growth and employment performance as to a large extent driven by demand developments, with investment expenditures being a key variable to understand the business cycle. These depend on the institutional factors, on income distribution, on the availability of finance and on business psychology and cannot be reduced to rational optimising behaviour. Social conflict, institutions, money endogeneity and the distribution of income play a key role for understanding consumption behaviour and inflation. In a monetary production economy money and financial structures are never neutral and will impact economic performance.

The research area is developed in cooperation with the Post-Keynesian Economics Study Group (PKSG). It aims to improve communication and collaboration among the existing national post-Keynesian networks and to foster debate between post-Keynesians and other heterodox approaches. We encourage submissions on issues of macroeconomic analysis and business cycle theory, demand formation, the role of uncertainty in economics, the determinants and effects on investment, the effects of credit and wealth, stock flow-consistent modelling, the economic impact of income distribution, the macroeconomic implications of financial institutional structures, determinants of unemployment and analyses of the impact of government policies.


The RA maintains a webpage with more information.


Research Area [T]: History of Political Economy

The History of Political Economy research area (RA-T) of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) is pleased to announce its call for panels and call for papers to the 30th annual conference in Nice this year.
The RA-T is dedicated to providing a forum for the critical discussion of all fields and topics of economics from a historical point of view, to enhancing the comparison, interaction and mutual understanding of a plurality of theoretical and methodological approaches, and to promoting initiatives directed at enhancing the profile of the history of alternative approaches and schools in the history of political economy.

As in previous years, the History of Political Economy Research Area of EAEPE is organising a number of conference sessions dedicated to the History of Political Economy and related areas of inquiry, and invites paper proposals through the conference submission system.

Additionally, this year the Research Area is involved in the organization of two special sessions: one on the “History and definition of Heterodox Economics”, and the other on “The Theoretical Cores of Heterodox Economics”.

Colleagues are very welcome to contact us for informal discussion of prospective papers prior to submitting an abstract.

Carlo D’Ippoliti, carlo.dippoliti@uniroma1.it

3rd International Marxist-Feminist Conference: "Transforming our lives – Transforming the world" (Lund, Oct 2018)

6-7 October, 2018 | Lund University, Lund, Sweden

In March 2015 over 500 scholars and activists participated in the first international Marxist-Feminist conference in Berlin exploring topics such as neoliberalism, intersectionality and social reproduction. The Second International Marxist-Feminist Conference took place in Vienna in 2016 under the title: Building Bridges – Shifting and Strengthening Visions – Exploring alternatives. It had the same number of participants but was more international with attendees from 29 countries from 6 continents. Discussions focused on concepts such as labour and care-work, intersectionality, new materialism, and ecofeminism, as well as Marxist-Feminist analyses of motherhood, fundamentalism, racism, education, and many others. Activists and researchers from Brazil, Turkey, Argentina, South Africa, the USA, and a number of European countries presented the different ways in which Marxist or Socialist Feminists organise under diverse conditions.

Like the organizers of the first conference, the organizers of the second received much positive feedback but also criticisms for having a programme that was too dense and did not allow for participation of everybody who was present. As a result, a larger group of participants and organizers convened in Germany in May 2017 and after a two days’ discussion decided to substantially change the format of the next conference.

Instead of hosting sessions where papers are presented and then followed by discussion limited to a small number of comments or questions from the ‘public’, we intend to organise a conference in which the projects and papers presented are further developed collectively. In this way, we would break up the dichotomy between ‘presenter’ and ‘audience’ and at the same time expand methods of learning, teaching and social transformation. Therefore, we propose a format where we have a limited number of keynote papers by speakers invited to speak on the conference theme of social reproduction. These sessions will be open to the wider public in the university and the city of Lund. However, the conference will predominantly consist in participatory workshops where we take as our point of departure that everybody is an intellectual and that we need to find ways of transforming our lives and our world.

This requires that the major part of the conference adopts a workshop methodology, whereby participants are invited to present a project or topic they want to explore with other participants and to propose a method through which they want to explore their question/project in a participatory manner.

One example for such a participatory method, which will be showcased at the conference, is what Frigga Haug calls a ‘Politicised Memory work’. Within memory work two points are decisive: the researcher is included as a subject in the research herself, she is one among other participants; during the discussion in the workshop participants explore the decisive contradiction in their field of research, which will drive the process of understanding and knowledge production further.

The workshop is organised by three researchers/students, two presenting the subject of the workshop and one taking minutes. One has prepared a short paper (not more than three pages) in which the research question and its relevance is explained. Everybody in the workshop gets this paper and reads it in advance. The second person interviews the first as to the research method, the inclusion of the researcher herself and her ideas and as to first results and planned procedure, doubts, gaps, contradictions, etc. The exchange between these two organisers is limited to 15 minutes. After this, the discussion goes to all the workshop members, who reflect on the proposed research project, its advantages and possibilities. They discuss among each other, without the intervention of the organisers. In this way, the collective knowledge of as many participants as possible can be garnered in a short time. This can advance the project in question as well as the understanding of all participants. This discussion should not take longer than 50 minutes. After this, it is time for the organisers to discuss what they have learned from the discussion of the reflecting group. The group then summarises its findings and agrees the points that should be presented at a final event, where all the ideas, solutions, perspectives developed in the workshops come together and generate new perspectives and probably new solutions, which can be useful for all.

Other workshops are encouraged and invited to work with other methods for participatory learning and researching, like the Theatre of the Oppressed by Augusto Boal, games, non-verbal discussions, fishbowl, body-work, etc. We invite scholars and activists to suggest workshops using the method they prefer and have used successfully. Each workshop has one hour and a half at its disposal.

Themes of the Conference

Feminist scholarship has increasingly returned to focus on capitalism for an exploration of how gender regimes operate globally. Both scholarly work and activist knowledge production show a revitalization of the tradition of Marxist-Feminist thought through a critical dialogue with indigenous, Black and queer inspired feminist traditions.

The main experience haunting feminist Marxists today (and not only them) is the experience of crisis. Forced migration and widening inequality across and within countries in the north and south are the most palatable manifestations of a human crisis. The crisis of nature is visible in an ever-increasing number of natural catastrophes, which hit predominantly poor and vulnerable populations. The related economic crisis is analysed under the notion of ‘financialisation’, which aims to emphasise intensified profiteering and inequality during this phase of neo-liberal capitalism.The legacy of the economic crisis is one of ‘permanent austerity’. While vulnerabilities abound, the possibilities to care for those who are most vulnerable are decreasing, rather than broadening – a process analysed by feminists as the crisis of care. Whether these crises have different causes and feed off each other, or whether they are seen as different facets of one and the same crisis is an open debate. What we can observe though, is that they lead to the strengthening of conservative, nationalist, racist, and misogynist movements across the globe.

Thus, one of the central questions we as Marxist-Feminists have to answer is how we can stem this tide of increasing right-wing radicalism and translate those crises into Marxist-Feminist strategies for a transformation of ourselves and the world, two processes, which, as Marx formulated, constitute two sides of the same coin:

The materialist doctrine concerning the changing of circumstances and of education forgets that circumstances are changed by people and that it is essential to educate the educators. (…) The simultaneity of changing the circumstances and of the human activity or self-changing can be conceived and rationally understood only as revolutionary practice.

We think that the method we suggest for this third Marxist-Feminist Conference is appropriate, or maybe even necessary for the task lying ahead, namely transforming ourselves and transforming the world.

This broad call can be broken down into a wide number of sub (and related)-themes, of which we name but a few:

The conference organizers invite submissions for workshops related the topics of multiple crisis, the right wing xenophobic backlash and practices and visions of democratic and inclusive social transformation (s). Proposals should be 300 words long and should include a question, or a theme and a method. The proposals should also indicate the names, affiliation and e-mail addresses of the organizers.

The main languages of the conference will be Swedish and English. However, we will be working to enable translations in all workshops into and from different languages wherever possible. To enable this, we would like to ask all participants to note the languages from and to which they could translate.


Please send your submissions to all the three organisers:

More details can be found at the conference website.

4th International Conference on Labor Theory of Value and the Social Sciences (Brasilia, Oct 2018)

18-19 October, 2018 | University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil

We invite submissions that raise (or answer) questions on Marxian Labor Theory of Value and its role in Social Sciences.

Papers should address the following topics:

Guidelines for Submissions

Please email your paper to unb.gept@gmail.com

Papers should comprise no more than 5,000 words (inc. references, all appendices and other material), and i) Paper’s title; ii) Author(s)’ name and affiliation; iii) Three key-words; iv) a 100-word abstract; and v) Author(s)’ contact information: mail address, country of residence, telephones and email.

Speakers will be asked to make short 10-15 minute presentations addressing the main topics of their papers. Registration for accepted communications will be paid at the registration desk.


For general questions and further information, contact the organising committee through the email unb.gept@gmail.com

The 4th International Conference on Labor Theory of Value and Social Sciences is a two-day conference collectively organized by the Group for Study and Research on Labour (Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisa sobre o Trabalho – GEPT/UnB).

Link to the conference website can be found here.

9th International Conference in Political Economy (Pula, Sept 2018): Working Groups & Panels CfP

General Theme: "The state of capitalism and the state of Political Economy"

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

Submissions may be made as (a) proposals for individual papers (which IIPPE will group into panels), (b) proposals for panels, (c) proposals for streams of panels, or (d) proposals on activism. To submit a proposal, please go to the following Electronic Proposal Form (EPF), and carefully follow the instructions.

The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2018.

All other deadline dates are included on the Electronic Proposal Form. For the last conference in Berlin we had more than 450 registered presenters. Due to the high number of participants, we cannot be flexible on the deadlines.

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

We look forward to an outstanding conference in Pula.

The Conference Organising Committee,

Alfredo Saad Filho, Johnna Montgomerie, Niels Hahn, Ourania Dimakou


IIPPE Working Groups Call for Papers

Neoliberalism Working Group - As a way to dissect and understand processes within contemporary capitalism, the subject of neoliberalism continues to preoccupy many researchers within the field of political economy. Under the Neoliberalism Working Group for the IIPPE Annual Conference of 2018, this call for papers seeks contributions which examine the multiple dimensions of neoliberal theory and practice.

History of Economic Thought, Economic Methodology and Critique of the Mainstream Working Group - The general mainstream response to the crisis has been that there is nothing wrong with its approach in general (through formal model building) only that better models with fuller and more relevant considerations need to be brought to bear, including greater attention to interdisciplinarity (aka economics imperialism), the role of finance, and less rigid behaviouralism (utility maximisation plus). In light of such developments, a major task is to assess critically the new orthodox heterodoxies, and how much they genuinely differ from neoclassical economics as well as how much they engage with, rather than contain or even dismiss, more radical alternatives across methodology, interdisciplinarity, theory and conceptualisation.

Financialisation Working Group - This call invites papers and panel submissions that seek to analyse changes in the financial system and in its relation to the overall economy in the past decades, how this period differs from the past, and how recent developments inform our understanding of finance

Poverty Working Group - The Poverty Working Group encourages contributions which shed light on critical theoretical approach of poverty and social needs. We are particularly interested in contributions that link theory to practice where there is an analysis of resistance and political mobilization around poverty highlighting strengths and weaknesses.

Social Capital Working Group - We invite proposals for papers to be presented in the Social Capital Working Group’s panels at the 9th International Conference in Political Economy, that examine the potential of social capital to restore democracy by cultivating norms and networks of citizen involvement and public participation. Many studies have pointed to the critical role of social capital in creating values and institutions of democracy and social welfare, by appealing to the work of Tocqueville, Dewey and Putnam. Yet some argue that the prevalence of particularised interests and powerful economic and political elites may foster hierarchical relations, clientelism and corruption and thus and welfare. These are hypotheses that need to be further theorised and empirically tested in order to uncover hinder broader participation, development the relationship between social capital and democracy.

Social Reproduction Working Group - The Africa and Social Reproduction Working Groups invite proposals for individual papers or panels in a joint stream. Political economy research in Africa and elsewhere predominantly takes labour absorption or job creation as factors of growth and development with inadequate consideration of the gender and class dynamics of production and reproduction. In ‘emerging’ African countries, it is often assumed that economic transformation necessitates, as a stage of capitalist development, a developmental state that restricts democratic rights of workers. In the more impoverished regions, migration patterns and agrarian economies are sustained in dependent forms, while they also experience shifting gender and class relations as capital is reconfigured and financialised and the labour crisis of neoliberalism deepens.

Urban and Regional Working Group of the IIPPE calls for submission of abstracts for a stream on Urban and Regional Political Economy at the IIPPE Conference, Pula, September 2018, following the successful streams at IIPPE conferences since 2010. We seek papers on any aspect of the political economy of localities and regions (sub-national territories), both rural and urban, and both Majority and Minority Worlds. Papers may be either purely theoretical or theorised empirically-based studies. We seek papers both on processes/ relations within localities and regions and on processes/ relations linking these scales to national and international scales.

Click here to see all CfPs from IIPPE Working Groups.


Panel on 'Authoritarian Neoliberalism'

The 2008 global economic crisis appeared to deal a sharp blow to the processes of corporate-led globalization and financialization, which have become central features of the latest, neoliberal phase of capitalism that emerged during the 1970s. However, against the predictions (and hopes) of progressive scholars and political activists, the crisis failed to usher in the end of neoliberalism, both as a dominant ideology and mode of governance. On the contrary, there has been a striking convergence across the world in the implementation of neoliberal austerity measures, the rise of right-wing xenophobic sentiments, the deployment of repressive state practices, and the normalization of illicit financial transactions. Recent examples include attempts by the 'Troika' - the European Commission, the European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - to impose austerity measures against the will of democratically elected governments in the semi-periphery of the EU (i.e. Greece, Italy, Portugal), the embrace of 'illiberal' policies and practices by mainstream political parties (e.g. the Erdogan, Orbán, and Putin regimes in Turkey, Hungary, and Russia respectively), the 'Brexit' vote in the UK and the election of Donald Trump as US President, and the spectacular cases of money laundering and tax evasion by global elites revealed in the Luxembourg Leaks, the Panama Papers and, most recently, the Paradise Papers. While the manifestations of these global trends have been contradictory and variegated, their consequences for working people around the world have, tragically, been quite consistent: the further entrenchment of inequality, precarity, unemployment, and poverty.

Against this background, the aim of this panel is to explore to what extent the term 'authoritarian neoliberalism', as conceptualized by Ian Bruff (2012; 2014; see also Tansel 2017), provides an adequate description for the development of capitalism(s) in the post-crisis era. Did the 2008 global economic crisis mark a 'wholesale break' with dominant mode of neoliberal governance that prevailed prior to 2007? If yes, how does the current phase of neoliberalism differ from previous ones? If neoliberalism has shifted towards a new, authoritarian phase, how can we best conceptualise this phase? What are the alternatives to authoritarian neoliberalism? What are the possibilities for progressive and radical resistance movements in the era of authoritarian neoliberalism? This panel does not only seek to focus on debates around the theoretical validity of authoritarian neoliberalism, but welcomes discussions on case studies of authoritarian neoliberalism in specific countries.

Contributions can focus on:

For further information, do not hesitate to email the chairs of the panel:


Working Group: "History of Economic Thought, Economic Methodology and Critique of the Mainstream" (HETMECoM)

Orthodox economic theory has been critically exposed following the 2008 world economic and financial crisis. A decade later, in terms of mainstream research and teaching, how much has changed? This is one of the basic questions to be explored in this year’s IIPPE Conference. The general mainstream response to the crisis has been that there is nothing wrong with its approach in general (through formal model building) only that better models with fuller and more relevant considerations need to be brought to bear, including greater attention to interdisciplinarity (aka economics imperialism), the role of finance, and less rigid behaviouralism (utility maximisation plus). In light of such developments, a major task is to assess critically the new orthodox heterodoxies, and how much they genuinely differ from neoclassical economics as well as how much they engage with, rather than contain or even dismiss, more radical alternatives across methodology, interdisciplinarity, theory and conceptualisation. Another task is how to promote a more deep-rooted political economy in teaching and research in the wake of the crisis and the mainstream responses to it.

Proposedthemes for Papers or Panels:

• Mainstream Formalism: forms, causes, consequences• Recent developments in mainstream microeconomics• Recent developments in mainstream macroeconomics• Mainstream pluralism vs real pluralism• Economics Imperialism vs true interdisciplinarity• Political Economy vs Mainstream Economics

Papers or Panels related to any of the other themes of the Working Group (history of economic thought, economic methodology and philosophy of economics) are also welcomed.

The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 March 2018. Abstracts must be submitted via the Electronic Proposal Form, which you can access here.

In case you cannot access the submissions forms, or have any questions concerning your submission, please contact the HETMECoM Working Group Coordinator: Dimitris Milonakis (d.milonakis@uoc.gr).


World Economy Working Group: "Why the ‘west’ should learn from the ‘rest’"

Mainstream commentators are talking up synchronised global economic growth. But this does not alter the evidence that a genuine recovery from the 2007/8 global economic crisis has not taken place. The world economy is in a state of deep systemic turbulence while the capitalist system is manifesting that it is not fit for the purpose assigned to it by neoliberal economists. This means that it fails to deliver for the world’s majority, and that failed majority now also includes increasingly larger proportions of the population of the core capitalist economies. The institution of the state is globally being transformed to service the accumulation of capital, and now more overtly performs an authoritarian function in controlling labour on behalf of capital.

The resulting crisis of legitimacy in the core is creating a fertile ground for the rise of racism and fascism. In this context, it is ever more important to look to the peripheries and semi-peripheries for two main overlapping reasons. One, they are the living examples of what and how things can go wrong even further. In many cases, structural adjustment programmes and austerity measures have been first implemented in the peripheries and then come to the core, and back again. And two, in terms of political alternatives the left has much to learn from the long-standing struggles against capitalist imperialism in the peripheries. While Latin America is now witnessing the inglorious end of the ‘populist’ governments that tried to tame neoliberalism with redistributive policies, for example, the same policies are now presented as the way out of the political crisis in the core. It is time for the west to learn from the rest.

At this year’s IIPPE Conference, we wish to continue the debates on the world economy that we started last year in Berlin. We invite scholars with theoretical, regional, local and beyond expertise on peripheral, semi-peripheral and core countries who see the connections between the forces of capitalist imperialism and the multivariate spaces and places it exploits, as well as those of labour and social movements internationally. We welcome submission on:

Paper and panel proposals must be submitted by the 15 of March 2018 at the online submission form – ticking World Economy Working Group.

For queries and proposals please contact the World Economy Working Group coordinators: Abelardo Marina Flores (abmf60@me.com), Lucia Pradella (lucia.pradella@kcl.ac.uk), and Rubens Sawaya (rrsawaya@gmail.com).

For queries and proposals on the post-Soviet space theme, please contact Yuliya Yurchenko (Y.Yurchenko@greenwich.ac.uk).

For queries and proposals on the political economy of contemporary Middle East theme, please contact Sahar Rad (st54@soas.ac.uk).

CEPR Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research (Salzburg, Sept 2018)

13-15 September, 2018 | University of Salzburg, Austria

The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research of the University of Salzburg (CEPR) organizes an annual conference since 2013. These conferences are interdisciplinary and open to all interested researchers, practitioners and policy makers. They aim to bring together current research on poverty, inequality and social exclusion and to discuss policies and other measures of poverty alleviation. All abstracts that are submitted to be included in the conference program will be reviewed. Past conferences focused on of religion and poverty (2017), child poverty (2016), absolute poverty in Europe (2015), and ethical issues in poverty alleviation (2014).

The Organizing Committee invites the submission of proposals for single papers, thematic panels (2, 4 or 6 papers), and roundtable sessions (3-5 discussants plus 1 chair) in all areas of poverty research but special attention will be given to those concerned with the focus theme of space and poverty. The conference will be held at the University of Salzburg on 13 and 14 September 2018.September 2018.

Invited keynote talks will be given by

Possible topics for the focus theme sessions are, among others,

Possible topics for the general theme sessions are, among others, current trends in poverty, inequality and social exclusion, poverty trends of different groups (minorities, age, gender, disability, unemployment), analysis of the economic, social and cultural processes underlying poverty, the effects of poverty on health, well-being, education, and inclusion, conceptualizations of poverty, methodologies of poverty research, the effectiveness of poverty alleviation measures and policy responses, and research on safety nets and welfare.

The conference is open to all disciplines (development studies, sociology, economics, anthropology, social medicine, geography, political science, legal studies and the humanities), approaches, methods and concepts within the field of poverty research, and papers coming from an inter-, trans- or multidisciplinary background are particularly welcomed. Papers exploring the ethical and political questions related to poverty are particularly encouraged.

Both research papers of empirical, theoretical or conceptual nature and policy papers are welcomed. If you have any questions regarding your submission please contact us. All proposals will be reviewed.

The Salzburg Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research aims at bringing together established as well as young scholars and academics from diverse backgrounds. Submissions of scholars working in the Global South are particularly encouraged.

The registration fee for participants is 100€ and covers the conference folder, a guided city tour on Friday, coffe breaks, two lunch snacks and the conference dinner on Thursday. Students as well as particpiants from countries classified as low-income or lower-middle income economies by the World Bank pay a subsidized fee of 75€.

The time allocated for each single paper presentation is 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

Paper givers may also participate as discussants or chairs in round table sessions.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for single papers (of 350 words), thematic panels (consisting of 2, 4 or 6 papers), and round-table sessions (3-5 discussants plus 1 chair) is 28 February 2018.

Please submit via submission form.

More details can be found at the conference website.

Development Studies Association Conference on "Global Inequalities" (Manchester, June 2018)

27-29 June, 2018 | University of Manchester, UK

Academics from the Global Development Institute are helping to convene a number of panels at the annual Development Studies Association conference taking place 27-29th June at the University of Manchester. This year’s theme will be Global Inequalities and will challenge the traditional geographies of development, and demand investigation of the power relations that generate wealth and poverty within and between countries and regions. Conference panels will also emphasise the many dimensions of inequality, including gender, class, climate, race and ethnicity, region, nationality, citizenship status, age, (dis)ability, sexuality, and religion and the ways these reinforce or counteract each other.

There is a call for papers for all panels at the DSA Conference; visit the DSA website for more information.

The deadline for submitting papers is 5 March.

For full details of each session and to propose a paper, click on the title:

Unequal legacies? The politics of the Green Revolution and South-South technology transfers in Africa

Convenors: Lidia Cabral (Institute of Development Studies), Divya Sharma (University of Sussex), Tom Lavers (The University of Manchester)

The panel will consider attempts to promote a ‘new’ Green Revolution in Africa, focusing on: the transfer of transnational policy ideas—including South-South transfers; the adoption and adaptation of these ideas in particular national political economies; and their distributional impacts.

Development leadership, wicked problems and global inequalities

Convenor: Kelechi Ekuma, (The University of Manchester), Rory Stanton (The University of Manchester)
This interdisciplinary panel will explore the nature and changing contexts of leadership in international development, highlighting the influence of ‘development leaders’ on policy reforms and the resolution of wicked and complex social problems including inequalities.

Digital Inequalities and Development

Convenor: Richard Heeks (The University of Manchester), Mark Graham (University of Oxford), Dorothea Kleine (University of Sheffield)
This panel will cover the relationship between digital technologies and global inequalities: ways in which ICTs may “level the playing field” via pro-equity digital innovations. It will also looks at amplifications and entrenchments of existing inequalities via digital exclusion, harm, asymmetric benefits and adverse incorporation.

Everyday practices of inequality

Convenors: Uma Kothari (The University of Manchester), Alex Arnall (University of Reading)
This panel will explore how global inequalities are created, reproduced and potentially transformed at the level of day-to-day, routine life. It will consider how studying people’s everyday social relations, experiences and practices can provide new insights into addressing inequality at different scales.

Synergies among social protection schemes for poverty and inequality reduction

Convenors: Francesco Burchi (German Development Institute (DIE), Daniele Malerba (The University of Manchester)
This panel focuses on the interactions among social protection schemes or between them and economic interventions. In particular, it aims to investigate the joint effects of these programs on different dimensions of poverty and on inequality in low- and mid-income countries.

Production networks and development in an era of polycentric trade

Convenors: Rory Horner, (The University of Manchester) Khalid Nadvi (The University of Manchester)
As end markets in the global South – and domestic and regional value chains – have grown, a pattern of polycentric trade has emerged. Building on earlier research on North-South value chains, this session explores prospects for development in the context of multiple, overlapping value chains.

The Political Economy of Industrial Policy and State-Business Relations in the 21st Century

Convenors: Nicolai Schulz (LSE), Pritish Behuria (The University of Manchester)
This panel will examine the politics of industrial policy and state-business relations in late developing countries in the 21st century.

Many dimensions of Inequalities in China

Convenor: Xiaobing Wang (The University of Manchester)
This paper panel will examine the experiences and lessons from China in combating many dimentional of inequalities. It aims for a synergy of some high quality papers and will encourage the exchange of ideas among scholars

Deindustrialisation in the Global South: Inequality, work and urban transformation

Convenors: Seth Schindler, Nicola Banks, Tom Gillespie (The University of Manchester)
This panel focuses on the drivers of deindustrialisation in cities in the global South, and its impacts at the urban scale on labourers, work and the built environment. Taken together, the papers will highlight emergent patterns of uneven development, inequality and income (re)distribution

Value chains and production networks: reducing or reproducing inequalities?

Convenor: Judith Krauss (The University of Manchester), Bimal Arora (Aston Business School), Stephanie Barrientos (The University of Manchester)
As global, regional and local value chains and production networks rise in importance in international trade, there is a need to analyse to what degree they reduce or reproduce inequalities in social, economic and environmental terms across stakeholders and space.

For more details visit the conference website.

First Behavioral Macroeconomics Workshop: "New Approaches to Macro-Financial Instability and Inequality" (Bamberg, June 2018)

15-16 June, 2018 | University of Bamberg, Germany

The Bamberg Research Group on Behavioral Macroeconomics and the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) are pleased to host their first Behavioral Macroeconomics Workshop on the 15th and 16th of June 2018, on “New Approaches to Macro-Financial Instability and Inequality”. The workshop will take place at the University of Bamberg, Germany.

Confirmed Keynote speakers are:

Traditional methods and theoretical frameworks, such as DSGE models with a representative agent with fully rational expectations, have been found unable to explain recent economic developments in a satisfactory manner. In this workshop we want to highlight new and alternative methods that can explain issues such as macro-financial instability and inequality, and that can be used for the design of economic policies to cope with these problems. We particularly encourage submissions in the following topics:

Presenting authors are expected to act as discussants of another paper in their session. Partial financial support for authors of accepted contributions is possible on an individual basis.

Paper submission

Please send your submissions (including a PDF file of the paper or of an extended abstract of about one page) to the email address vwl-awifo@uni-bamberg.de by Saturday March 31, 2018 at the latest. If you are a graduate (M.Sc. or PhD) student, please also indicate if you would be interested in presenting your work in a poster session. Contributors will be notified by Tuesday April 10, 2018.

Scientific Committee

Emanuel Gasteiger, Cars Hommes, Joep Lustenhouwer, Mishael Milakovic, Christian Proaño, Sven Schreiber, Frank Westerhoff

More details can be found here.

IAFFE Annual Conference: "Feminist Debates on Migration, Inequalities & Resistance" (New Paltz, June 2018)

19-21 June, 2018 | SUNY New Paltz, NY, US

Feminist Debates on Migration, Inequalities & Resistance as the 2018 conference theme celebrates the domestic and international diversity of feminisms and feminist economic thought, supporting resistance against rising xenophobia, attacks on human rights and threats to equal access to economic opportunities. Feminist economists are working to develop stronger concepts, theories, and frameworks for research on/and distribution of economic growth and development. Submissions are encouraged that critically engage with variations in feminist economic thought across the globe, theorizations and applications of intersectional feminisms in the economy, and the disparate impact of climate change on the global economy as well as its potential for fundamental change towards more sustainable systems. We solicit paper, session and panel proposals that engage with links between theory and action on these topics as well as on a broader range of feminist inquiry into economic phenomena. Proposals with an interdisciplinary character are especially welcome.

Submissions can be made for individual papers, sessions, or panels/roundtables. Participants are limited to one paper presentation and one roundtable/panel appearance. Additional co-authored papers are allowed only if they are presented by the co-author. These limitations allow maximum participation by all members wishing to participate. Please see the IAFFE website for detailed submission guidelines.

The Call for Papers can be found here.

DEADLINES: The submission deadline is March 15, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will begin mid-November 2017.




Application Deadline: March 15, 2018 | Sponsored by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, publisher of Feminist Economics

In memory of Rhonda Williams, associate editor of Feminist Economics from 1994 to 1998, the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) established a prize to help scholars from underrepresented groups in IAFFE, whose work reflects Rhonda Williams's legacy of scholarship and activism, attend the annual IAFFE conference and present a paper. $1,000 to be awarded at the 27 IAFFE Annual Conference in New Paltz, New York, June 19-21, 2018. The funds are intended to partially defray travel costs to attend the annual conference. (For scholars traveling from a long distance, additional funds may be available to assist with travel and conference expenses.) The award winner will also receive a registration fee waiver for the 27 IAFFE Annual Conference.

Criteria: The recipient's work in activism, advocacy, or scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to one or more of the following issues:

Special consideration will be given to applicants from groups not well represented in IAFFE and those with limited access to travel funds from their home institutions or international funders. This prize is targeted to junior scholars and activists. The recipient of the prize must present a paper at the IAFFE conference (you must separately submit to present the paper for inclusion in the Conference program at the Conference website) and submit the manuscript to Feminist Economics within a reasonable period after the conference. The paper will undergo an expedited review process, but publication is not guaranteed.

2018 Rhonda Williams Prize Call for Applications (PDF)

International Workshop on "Facts in Environmental and Energy Economics" (Paris, Oct 2018)

19-20 October, 2018 | CIRED, Paris, France

Location: CIRED – Centre international de recherche sur l’environnement et le développement, Campus du Jardin Tropical, Paris

The international workshop “Facts in environmental and energy economics, models and practices, past and present” is mainly sponsored by the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET), via the funded project “Bifurcations in Natural Resources Economics (1920s-1930s)”.

Prof. Arthur Petersen (Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy UCL London) will give the main plenary talk of the workshop

Participation to the workshop (including lunch and coffee breaks) will be free. PhD-students whose papers are accepted for presentation are eligible for travel support. Further transport aid will be available pending on additional funding.


The relation between theories, models and facts is a regular concern in economics. To what extent can concrete facts be taken into account in abstract models? How can we validate or implement a theory if we miss practical information or data? In environmental and energy economics, these questions are even more decisive, because facts are multidimensional: economic variables, social behaviours, but also biophysical dynamics, geological constraints, climate interactions, and so on.

The question ‘what to do with facts in environmental and energy economics?’ has a long history, because it has always been a crucial issue for economists involved in the study of natural resources and constraints. Resources and pollution have been subjects of economic research at least since the 19th century (Jonsson, 2013; Kula, 1998; Missemer, 2017; Robinson, 1989; Schabas, 2005; Wolloch, 2016). On energy, the industrial revolution boosted the reflections on coal dependency (Jevons, 1865; H. S. Jevons, 1915), later replaced by the first analyses of the oil market (Ise, 1926; Stocking, 1925). On pollution, the classic contributions of Pigou (1912; 1924) were the cornerstone of the theoretical proposals until the development of the Coasean approach (Coase, 1960; see also Dales, 1968) based on property rights and transaction costs. Concerning the relation between models and facts, the case of exhaustible resources is particularly relevant. Until the 1920s, economists involved in research on exhaustible resources mostly tried to propose theoretical mechanisms that took into account some facts (physical or economic limits to ore extraction, technological inertia). In the 1920s, a split occurred between a theoretical direction, on the road to Hotelling’s 1931 model, and an empirical direction interested in measuring the coupling between energy consumption and economic activities (Tryon, 1927; Tryon and Eckel, 1932). These two directions survived all along the 20th century, through other forms and on other particular topics (e.g. controversies between models à la Hotelling and models à la Hubbert in the peak-oil literature – see Jakobsson et al., 2014; Livernois, 2009; Slade and Thille, 2009). On pollution, missing data obliged economists to substitute the classic pigouvian perspective, or even some Coasean intuitions, by cost-effective second bests in the design of regulation measures (e.g. Baumol, 1972; Baumol & Oates, 1971). This suggests that even when it is an abstraction, a model needs facts to have an operative effect.

Beyond the resources and pollution issues, another topic deserves to be mentioned: energy systems, in particular electricity. From the late 1940s onwards, marginal cost pricing and other theoretical innovations found very practical applications on the electricity market. This may highlight that some concrete objects (e.g. electricity as an homogenous good, with no stock effect, etc.) are more adapted to theoretical abstractions than others (e.g. oil, which is heterogeneous in its concrete forms).

Today, environmental and energy economists may still wonder ‘what to do with facts’. Past treatments of this question had an influence on current practices. But the 21st century facts also convey their own interrogations. Climate change is a systemic issue; measuring its impact requires the incorporation of both economic and biophysical data. This is the role of integrated assessment models (IAMs), which historically emerged in various communities, some of them not strangers to the energy systems tradition. IAMs face new questions in relation to their articulation with facts (interdisciplinary dialogue, incorporation of material flows in economic frameworks, connection between empirical findings on climate damage and damage functions in the models, etc.).

The international workshop that will take place at CIRED – Centre international de recherche sur l’environnement et le développement (Paris, France) aims at discussing and confronting various works on past and present experiences of articulation between models and facts in environmental and energy economics. It is addressed to economists, econometricians, social scientists, historians of economic thought, specialists in economic methodology or epistemology, and economic or environmental historians interested in the topic. The objective of the workshop is to foster the dialogue between creators or users of models and historians to better define and understand the challenges of environmental and energy economics today in its confrontation with realities.

The call for papers is open to all proposals related to the topic described above. The following questions illustrate some issues that could be addressed:

All the proposals need to be sent to workshopcired2018@gmail.com with your name, institution, e-mail address, a title, an abstract (500 words) and a list of keywords (max. 5).


Scientific committee:

Contact email: missemer@centre-cired.fr

Link to the CIRED website can be found here.

URPE 50th Anniversary Conference (Amherst, Sept 2018)

27-30 September, 2018 | University of Massachusetts Amherst, US

The Union for Radical Political Economics invites submissions for presentations at our 50 Anniversary Conference and Celebration. Proposals for individual papers or presentations, complete panels, and streams of panels are welcome.

While many radical organizations were founded in the social, political, and economic upheavals of the 1960s, URPE is among the few that remain active and vital. We invite current, former, and potential members of URPE, community members, and friends and family to join us in our celebration of this important anniversary.

This conference will take the form of roundtables, workshops, and structured discussions that together will constitute a collective presentation of the past, present, and future of URPE and the field of radical political economics as a whole. We welcome proposals that address these in the form of academic papers, as well as less formal presentations including oral histories. Proposals for complete panels are particularly welcome. Information about housing, programming, and transportation will be posted shortly on the URPE website.

If you have any questions about submissions, please contact the URPE National Office at urpe@urpe.org.

Submission Instructions

All proposals must be submitted through our Jotform page.

Please click here to submit your proposal for an individual paper or presentation.

Please click here to submit your proposal for a complete panel.

The deadline for submissions is April 15 2018, and notifications will go out shortly thereafter.

Please be advised:

  1. Presenters should be current or former URPE members.
    Joining or renewing your membership can be done easily on the URPE website.
    Please email urpe@urpe.org if you have questions about membership. Conference registration for current members will be significantly discounted relative to current non-members.
  2. Full panels should include a minimum of 3 presenters.
  3. Proposals must clearly indicate the full names, email addresses, and institutional affiliations (if any) of the participants (including discussants).
    The titles of the papers or presentations, and an abstract or description (not to exceed 250 words) for each should also be included.
  4. Submit your proposal for participation in the program of the URPE 50 Anniversary Celebration and Conference through the links given above.

Link to the conference website can be found here.

URPE @ ASSA: Call for Papers & Sessions (Atlanta, Jan 2019)

4-9 January, 2019 | ASSA conference, Atlanta, US

We invite you all to submit papers and sessions for URPE at ASSA 2019 in Atlanta, GA. We welcome proposals on radical political economic theory and applied analysis from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives. The deadline for proposed papers and sessions is May 1, 2018.

Please click here for the call for papers and details for how to apply.

Proposals for complete sessions are encouraged and should be made at the following link: URPE@ASSA Complete Session Proposals.

For individual paper submissions, please use the following link: URPE@ASSA Individual Paper Proposals

If you have questions or problems with the online submission, please contact the URPE at ASSA coordinator Armagan Gezici.

We look forward to your proposals.

Workshop on "Political Economy of Trust" (Istanbul, May 2018)

4 May, 2018 | Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Organisers: Assistant Professor Luca Andriani (Birkbeck University of London) and Assistant Professor Aysegul Kayaoglu (Istanbul Technical University)


This is a one-day workshop specifically designed to facilitate high level and intense discussion and valuable exchange between scholars involved in research on the political economy of trust. We welcome original works that derive from different academic disciplines (especially from economics, political science, development studies, law, sociology and organisational studies), which apply different methodologies (theoretical, empirical, qualitative and quantitative).

We invite submissions of papers from any relevant discipline addressing issues dealing with the political economy of trust under different research focuses including but not limited to:

Application Deadline

Submit your long abstract (max. 500 words) by 30 March 2018 to kayaogluyilmaz@itu.edu.tr. The abstract should clearly identify the main research question/issue, the methodology adopted, the main argument and preliminary findings. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by 10 April 2018. The submitting author must provide the full names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of all co-authors for each submission.


There is no registration or attendance fee for the workshop. Attendees from outside Istanbul are responsible for arranging and funding their own accommodation and travel.

Call for Participants

PhD Course: "Rural Transformations in the 21st Century" (Oslo, Aug 2018)

8-10 August, 2018 | University of Oslo, Norway

Oslo Academy of Global Governance and SUM Research School, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo are pleased to invite applications for the forthcoming doctoral course 'Rural Transformations in the 21st Century'. The objective of this interdisciplinary course is to critically analyze - empirically and conceptually - processes of transformation in rural areas as related to access to and governance of resources and how these are reshaping the lives of people living there.

The application deadline is 5 April, 2018. An early application is highly recommended due to space constraints.

New resource frontiers are constantly expanding in rural areas across the world, for example in the form of agricultural commercialization, extractive industries, agro-industrial plantations, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries (REDD+), tourism or nature conservation. While some areas become entangled in global capitalist circuits, others are abandoned, often with devastating consequences. In addition to the flow and ebb of capital, contemporary rural life is shaped by domestic and international migration, deagrarianization, state and non-state forms of governance, international trade as well as new forms of authoritarian populism.

Responses from rural people involve not only passivity or resistance but also other - at times contradictory - forms of agency. Such agency manifests in projects and processes that both involve agriculture and go far beyond it, intimately shaped by rural people's hopes, wishes and aspirations. Consequently, in the 21st century, 'the rural' is increasingly decoupled from 'the agrarian' in ways that warrant new critical rethinking of rural transformations.

Against this backdrop the course will address questions such as:

The course will bring together PhD students working with rural life and agrarian issues to contribute to expand their understanding of rural transformations in the 21st century by locating their own research within a wider context, including issues of governance, mobilization and legitimacy.

Learning outcomes

Students will


Who may apply?

The interdisciplinary nature of the course will be most suitable for doctoral students engaging with different disciplines within the social sciences - such as anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, and development studies.

Doctoral students will be prioritised, although other applicants may be considered only if space permits.

Link to the course website can be found here.

PhD Lecture Series in Selected Topics in "Post-Keynesian, Institutionalist, Feminist and Marxian Political Economy" at University of Greenwich

The Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre- GPERC (University of Greenwich) and FEPS (Foundation for European Progressive Studies) are jointly organizing a series of lectures in Selected Topics in Post-Keynesian, institutionalist, feminist and Marxian political economy.


15 March: University of Greenwich - Theories of Growth

17 May: University of Greenwich - Marxism

24 May: University of Greenwich - Development Economics

29 May: University of Greenwich- Stock-Flow Consistent modelling

Date & room tbc University of Greenwich - European Policy

How to find us

The seminars take place at Greenwich Campus (Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS). Detailed information on getting there.

Organizing Committee

Summer School in Social Network Analysis

The Centre for Business Network Analysis (CBNA) at the University of Greenwich, London, is hosting the 7th edition of its Summer School in Social Network Analysis.

In 2018 the CBNA is hosting the following two workshops:

A 3-day introductory workshop in Social Networks:Doing Research with Social Network Analysis: Tools, Theories and Applications from 13–15 June, 2018.

This foundational course will introduce participants to the basic concepts and techniques of social network analysis (SNA) and help them with the formulation of network-related research questions;

A 5-dayGreenwich Accelerated Development Programme (GADPro) in Social Networks from 18–22 June, 2018. The GADPro workshop offers to both professionals and academics the opportunity to learn how a network approach can help them shed new light on the research, management or policy issues they face. Each year the theoretical and hands-on lab sessions offered in the programme share a common theme and focus on a specific research and policy area.

The thematic edition of the 2018 GADPro will be dedicated to Social Networks in Health. Participants will learn how to use SNA to address major issues in the study of health care, health management, and in the study of health-related individual behaviour.

You can register for one or both. For full details, please see: CBNA Summer School Website

Contact email: BusinessEvents@gre.ac.uk

Conference Papers, Reports, and Podcasts

8th IIPPE Conference "The Political Economy of Inequalities and Instabilities in the 21st Century"

More than 30 papers and slides presented at the conference last year are now available on the IIPPE website.


Alice Nicole Sindzingre, Conditionality as Policy Externalisation: the Inherent Impasses of Asymmetry

Ana Carolina Cordilha and Lena Lavinas, Brazil: ongoing reforms under a new wave of financialization

Andrea Ricci, Unequal exchange in global trade: theoretical and empirical issues

Andy Higginbottom, Marx’s Capital, Surplus-Value and Labour Super-exploitation

Axel Gehring, Turkish Neoliberalism under Pressure from above? The Impacts of legal Nihilism

Beatriz Casas González, Unpaid Internships, Employability and the Construction of the Subject

Catherine Weiss, The inclusion of “sexual services” in social reproduction theory

Cahal McLaughlin and Siobhán Wills, Sent to Haiti to keep the peace, departing UN troops leave a damaged nation in their wake

Cecilia Escobar, The Monetary Issue in Bortkiewicz’s setting of the Transformation Problem: Marx vs Ricardo

Claude Serfati, The relevance of the concept of imperialism in contemporary capitalism

Emre Ergüven, Two Inseparable Features of Today’s Capitalism: Authoritarianism and Precarity

Etienne Schneider, Germany in the European Core-Periphery Constellation: Dependency Perspectives

Ettore Gallo, Endogenous Development in ALBA-TCP Member Countries: Assessing an Alternative Model of Regional Integration (2004-today)

Dimitrios Groumpos and George Economakis, Re-approaching Foreign Direct Investment through the eyes of Political Economy

Fabiano Escher and John Wilkinson, The Brazil-China Soy-Meat Complex: a food regime analysis

George Liodakis, Transnational Political Economy and the Development of Tourism: A Critical Approach

Hansjörg Herr, Regimes of Underdevelopment – Why is there almost no convergence in the world economy

Heesang Jeon, Comments on Moseley’s ‘Money and Totality

Herbert Panzer, Comments on Moseley’s ‘Money and Totality’

Herbert Panzer, The ‘Transformation Problem’ – Take 41st: The solution for getting rid of a problem that does not exist

Heriberto Ruiz Tafoya, Engels in Manila: The Conditions of the Urban Bottom and the Packaged Food Question

John Weeks, Neoliberal Capitalism & Decline of Democracy

Judith Dellheim and Frieder Otto Wolf, Intersectionality in working on socio-ecological transformation

Karl Birkhölzer, History and Impact of Social Enterprises in Germany

Karl Ingar Røys, RIANXEIRA

Magdalena Senn, Post-Crisis Neoliberal Resilience in Europe

Natalia Yakovleva, Commercialization of Education in the Contemporary World: Reveals itself and Possible Threats

Neva Löw, Illegalized Migrants and Trade Unions A strike in Paris

Nevzat Evrim Önal, Turkey’s Agriculture after 15 Years of Marketization: Structural Changes and Attempts of Re-regulation

Maria Elisa Huber Pessina, Rômulo Carvalho Cristaldo and Elsa Sousa Kraychete, Neoliberalism and changes on the management of International Cooperation for Development

Sergio Cámara Izquierdo, Capital Accumulation in Mexico and the United States. Neoliberal Asymmetric Patterns and Post-Neoliberal Scenarios

Colin Campbell and Silvia Sacchetti, Preventing Recurrent Homelessness through Social Capital & Social Enterprise

Willi Semmler and Brigitte Young, Re-Booting Europe: What kind of Fiscal Union – What kind of Social Union?

Rebuilding Macroeconomics Discovery Meeting: "Is the Financial System Fit for Purpose?"

Rebuilding Macroeconomics discussed the question, “Is the financial system fit for purpose?”

There were four topics of discussion: (1) finance and stability, (2) finance and monetary policy, (3) international finance, and (4) financial institutions. Six major scholars helped starting the discussion around these four topics.

The full report can be found at the Rebuilding Macroeconomics website or as PDF file.

Job Postings

Cusanus Hochschule, GER

Job Title: Professor for Pluralist Economics (50% / W3)

At Cusanus Hochschule we place particular importance on developing creativity as well as social responsibility. The goal of our scholarship is to serve the Good Life, clarify its conditions and productively overcome limits to its realization. At the Institute of Economics we are history-conscious, reality-based, critically reflected and dedicated to pluralism. We envision a renewal of economics as a reflective and responsible science. In this sense we aim to expand the boundaries of what is conceivable, enabling new approaches and improving our understanding of our world’s uncertainty and opportunities. In order to stengthen the Institute's pluralistic approach we now aim at expanding our team with a "Professor for Pluralist Economics" (50% / W3).

You find the full job announcement in German Language can be found here.

Closing: 23th March 2018


Job Title: Research assistant to Professorship of Economics and Interdisciplinary Study of Institution

We offer a position in a unique, dynamic and open-minded academic initiative dedicated to establishing an institutional alternative to standardized economic teaching and research in Germany. The job involves part-time employment (50%) and payment is aligned to TV-L 13. The contract covers three years and starts as soon as possible.

We are looking for a research assistant to support the Professorship of Economics and Interdisciplinary Study of Institutions with regards to organization, teaching and research. The Professorship’s main fields of research focus on global economic inequality, theories of institutional change and the re-integration of the disciplines of economic sociology and institutional approaches into economic theory. The position offers also the opportunity to pursue own research projects.

The job requires a completed Master’s degree preferably in Economics, excellent knowledge of the German and English language and profound skills in quantitative and qualitative social research.

For the complete profile and a complete list of our requirements, please consult the job announcement, which can be found here.

Closing Date: 9th of March 2018

Informal inquiries can be made to Theresa Steffestun, M.A.: theresa.steffestun@cusanus-hochschule.de

About the Cusanus Hochschule and the Institute of Economics:

Cusanus Hochschule is a young and dynamic private university founded four years ago by a diverse group of scholars, students and other members of civil society. The Cusanus Hochschule is located in the idyllic valley of Moselle river and is based at Bernkastel-Kues, the birth town of the philosopher and diplomat Nicolaus of Cusa (1401-1464). Inspired by our namesake, one of the first thinkers of the Renaissance who argued that a multiplicity of perspectives promotes human creativity and freedom ultimately reflecting the infinite order of the universe, the goal of Cusanus Hochschule is to offer an education that fosters autonomy and social responsibility.

At the Institute of Economics we pursue our studies and teaching in a historically conscious, reality-based, and critically reflected manner that is dedicated to pluralism. We envision a renewal of economics as a reflective and responsible science. In this sense we aim to expand the boundaries of what is conceivable, enabling new approaches and improving our understanding of our world’s uncertainty and opportunities.

To find out more about the Cusanus Hochschule, click here.

Dollars and Sense, US

Job Title: Magazine Co-editor

Dollars & Sense is seeking to hire a a 32-hour-a-week Co-Editor for our small, 501c3 nonprofit publishing company. Economic Affairs Bureau, Inc. publishes the 44-year-old economic justice magazine Dollars & Sense, the “Real World” series of college-level economics readers, the Dollars & Sense website, and two blogs. Our mission is to support social change by providing highly accessible reporting and analysis from a left perspective on U.S. and global economic issues and organizing. We are cooperatively run with four paid staff members, a volunteer editorial collective, and a small board of directors. The staff person is required to work out of our office, located near Boston’s South Station at the Nonprofit Center of New England.

Duties: With a co-editor, oversee the production of the bimonthly magazine and classroom book series. This involves organizing the contribution of the editorial collective, which helps with issue planning, review of articles and copyediting; actively finding contributors; substantive editing of articles; maintaining good relations with authors; overseeing interns; coordinating layout and printing; writing articles and occasional blog posts; coordinating scholars to plan classroom books; and contributing to book promotion. All staff members contribute to shared office and business duties.

Skills and qualifications: We are looking for a self-starter with journalism and editing experience who is comfortable taking responsibility and leadership and working in a team. Some college experience required. Graduate degree a plus. Also required: administrative skills, flexibility, strong attention to detail, familiarity with nonprofits; commitment to economic justice; interest/engagement in left/progressive politics; ability to work in a fast-paced, cooperative, non-hierarchical environment. Graphic design experience (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign) a plus, as are web design skills (e.g.,WordPress or html) and economics training.

Compensation and benefits: Salary: roughly $42,000 full-time equivalent; health and dental benefits (or reimbursement for premium); paid holidays, four weeks’ paid vacation, paid sick/personal days; flexible work schedule.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and clips to: hiring@dollarsandsense.org with the subject line: Magazine Editor Job. Your cover letter should say what experience and skills you would bring to this position, why you would like to work at Dollars & Sense, and three or so story ideas. We will start reviewing applications on Monday, February 19 for a start date of April 1.

Economic Affairs Bureau, Inc. dba Dollars & Sense is dedicated to equal employment opportunity and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.


The École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS Paris) offers 10 post-doctoral positions (1 year renewable), starting Sept. 1st, 2018. Potential candidates working on the history of economic thought and methodology are eligible if their research project can be conducted in at least one affiliated research unit at the school. The CIRED - Centre international de recherche sur l'environnement et le développement will examine potential applications related to its own fields of research: environmental, energy and climate economics, land-use, development studies. Candidates with a research project on the historical, epistemological or methodological aspects of these topics are welcome.

The deadline for application at the EHESS is March 2nd, 2018. The research project can be written in English, but minimum skills in French are required.

If candidates wish to seek support from the CIRED before applying, please send a CV and a preliminary research project before February 23rd, 2018 to missemer@centre-cired.fr

More details can be found here (in french).

King's College London, UK

Two positions available @ King's College London, UK

Job Title: Chair of International Political Economy

The salary will be paid on the Professorial scale, from £64,979 plus £2,923 per annum London Allowance.

This post will be Indefinite.

King’s College London with its 200 years of heritage is recognized today as a world-leading research university, ranked 7th in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We understand the need to turn original thinking into everyday application, encouraging curiosity to develop work that makes an impact on society and global issues. Great names from King’s are continuing to change the world.

The College wishes to appoint a Chair of International Political Economy (IPE), hosted in the Department of European & International Studies (EIS) within the School of Politics & Economics (SPE). The post is tenable from September 2018. The appointee will be expected to exercise academic leadership in EIS’ aim to become internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in the field of IPE and the leading centre for research on the crisis and limitations of European and global order. Applications from suitable candidates any area of IPE are welcome. However, preference may be given to candidates who can collaborate with our colleagues in the Department of Political Economy to develop an M. Sc. programme in Economics and Public Policy. As a Chair of IPE, the appointee will combine excellence in teaching, at undergraduate and graduate levels, have a track record of attracting funded research, and a significant publication profile in order to make a strong contribution to the next Research Excellence Framework. The appointee will contribute to the intellectual and strategic leadership of the Department, ensuring the delivery of world-leading research and teaching in a thriving inter-disciplinary based department.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Professor Magnus Ryner, magnus.ryner@kcl.ac.uk

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 26th February 2018

Link to the job advert can be found here.


Job Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy

The salary will be paid at Grade 7, £41,212 to £49149 or Grade 8, £50,618 to £58,655 per annum, plus £2,923 per annum London Allowance.

The College wishes to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy (IPE) hosted by the Department of European & International Studies (EIS), within the School of Politics & Economics (SPE). The post is tenable from 1 September 2018. The appointee will be expected to help the College achieve its goal of being recognized internationally as a centre of excellence in the field or IPE, and the leading centre for research on crisis and limitations of European and global order. Applications from candidates in any area of IPE are welcome. The appointee will be, or show clear potential to become, an internationally excellent researcher and teacher in the field. The appointee will have published, or have the potential to publish, work of the highest quality with leading publishers, and is expected to attract funding to advance their own and collaborative research. The appointee will be an excellent teacher, able to enthuse, educate and support our undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. S/he would also contribute to innovation in teaching and curriculum development and take full ownership of administrative roles. The appointee will contribute to the activities of the Department of European and International Studies, and our partner Departments and Institutes in the School of Politics & Economics and the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy.

For more details please consult the application pack.

Located in the heart of London, King’s College London is the hub of a global network of strong academic connections and collaboration, with prestigious international partnerships within and across disciplines – scientific and medical, social and creative. King’s is investing in the highest caliber of talent to drive the university forward to achieve its greatest potential. The very best from the United Kingdom and across the globe are invited to join King’s. We are looking for a strong commitment to teaching, to push the boundaries of knowledge, influence the future and create a lasting impact.

The selection process will include a presentation and panel interview. Shortlisted candidates are requested to submit a sample of their written work.

Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing: TBC

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Professor Magnus Ryner, Professor of International Political Economy on magnus.ryner@kcl.ac.uk or Tel. 020 7848 2481

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 26th Febuary 2018.

Link to the job advert can be found here.

University of Greenwich, UK

Job Title: Professor & Head of Department of International Business and Economics

The University of Greenwich is a leading London university whose core purpose is to inspire society through the discovery, application and dissemination of knowledge. The University provides high-quality educational activities, research and enterprise. The University comprises over 38,000 students across four faculties, namely Business; Architecture, Computing and Humanities; Engineering and Science & Education and Health.

The Business School comprises five departments and eight research groups. Serving a community of 4,000 FTE students on campus at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Business School’s mission is to support students to reach their full academic potential, to conduct innovative and impactful research and to drive engagement between academia and business. The Department of International Business and Economics’ overall mission is to contribute to a greater understanding of the economy and international business, construed in the broadest and richest sense. It is committed to developing our students' employability as managers and good citizens of the future.

The Business School is now seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to the position of Professor and Head of the Department of International Business and Economics (IBE) to strengthen the Department’s performance in student academic performance, student experience and employment outcomes; and to increase the quality, amount and impact of the research conducted in the Department.

Candidates with a research focus will be expected to possess an international profile in their academic area, with a track record of publishing in journals with international impact, strong understanding and evidence of leading and developing programmes of study, and engagement with business to further the impact of academic activity. Candidates with a teaching and learning focus will be expected to have demonstrated international impact in curriculum design and pedagogical innovation, and to have published in these areas, as well as demonstrating a track record of advanced scholarship in their discipline area. All candidates will also be expected to demonstrate aptitude and experience in leading and managing academic teams, though not necessarily as a Head of Department.

To download additional information, and to arrange an informal discussion, please visit the website of the University of Greenwich’s recruitment partners Society at www.society-search.com

Applications are via the University of Greenwich standard online application form which provides space to address experiences against the person specification. This can be accessed below.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 23.59 (GMT) Monday 19th March 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the University of Greenwich for a two-day selection process on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th April 2018.

Further details can be found here: Applicant's Pack

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Link to the job advert can be found here.

University of Manchester, UK

Presidential Academic Fellowship in Environmental History (HUM-011350)

History seeks to appoint a Presidential Fellow specialising in environmental history. Environmental history is a growing area of research that seeks to understand how people have understood, shaped and been shaped by their world. Applications are welcome from researchers working on any historical period or geographical area, whose research is concerned with the environment, broadly defined. The successful applicant will join a school-wide research community that has strengths in the history of water, ‘natural’ disasters, maritime contacts, environment and health, and histories of the body. Preference may be given to candidates whose research can contribute to one or more of these themes. Closing date 3 April 2018.

More details about this job advert can be found here.

Presidential Academic Fellowship in Economic Cultures (HUM-011349)

History seeks to appoint a Presidential Fellow specialising in ‘Economic Cultures’, a field of growing significance which investigates the cultural assumptions and social relationships that helped shape economic activity in the human past. Applicants’ research might address any historical time period or geographical area, but will be primarily concerned with some aspect(s) of economic life, broadly defined.

The successful applicant, an historian, will join a strong cohort of economic historians, whose research, individually and collaboratively, explores themes including the history of capitalism from below, capitalism in the long durée, communication of economic knowledge, economic imaginaries, and alternative economic systems. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an ability to contribute to at least one of these themes.
Closing date 3 April 2018.

More details about this job advert can be found here.

More about the fellowship program can be found here: www.brightest-minds.manchester.ac.uk

University of Manitoba, Canada

Job Title: Assistant Professor Dept of Economics/ Labour Studies

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba is home to one of Canada’s leading sites for critical and heterodox economic research and public policy analysis and to the first and longest-standing Labour Studies Program in the country. The Departments of Economics and Labour Studies at the University of Manitoba now invite applications for a full-time tenure-track cross-appointed position at the rank of Assistant Professor.


Beyond having an active and interdisciplinary research agenda, the ideal candidate must be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in both Economics and Labour Studies, supervise graduate work in the areas listed above, make and maintain good working relationships with the labour and social justice communities, be capable of delivering the fourth-year Labour Studies field placement, and, finally, collaborate with other Departments and researchers in the Faculty of Arts (for example, in Global Political Economy, Women’s and Gender Studies, Native Studies, and Sociology).


The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Economics, or be very near completion, be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching; possess strong research skills, and have an active research agenda that covers some of the following areas-the economics of well-being and poverty; heterodox economics and public policy; neo-liberal economic policies and their effects, along with remedial strategies; the political economy of work today and in the past; the evolution of work and the workforce at local, national, and international levels.

Additional Information

The University of Manitoba is the province’s largest, most comprehensive post-secondary educational institution. More than 28,000 students from all over the world currently study in a wide range of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, the creative arts, and the professions. Research is a priority at the University of Manitoba and the success of its faculty in securing substantial research support in national and international competitions attests to this fact.

Winnipeg, a city of over 800,000, offers a vibrant arts community, professional sports teams, affordable housing, diverse cultural institutions, festivals, and entertainment possibilities. Residents of Winnipeg have ample opportunities for leisure activities, including a multitude of parks and trails.

The appointment may begin on or after July 1, 2018. The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The application for this position must include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and three confidential letters of reference sent directly from the applicant’s referees. Candidates should also include a recent research paper and evidence of effective teaching, such as teaching evaluations or sample course outlines. Applications and confidential references should be sent electronically to ArtsLABR.Reach@umanitoba.ca

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 9, 2018.

Further information concerning the Departments of Economics and Labour Studies may be obtained from and from, or by emailing your questions to ArtsLABR.Reach@umanitoba.ca. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Province of Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

At this time, do not click apply to submit your materials online. Please send your materials to the departmental contact listed in the ad.

More info can be found here.

University of Sussex, UK

Job Title: Research Fellow 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. This project is funded by SSRP and is led by researchers in the Department of International Relations, Department of Geography and the Institute of Development Studies. The researcher will work in close collaboration with the DES research team to assimilate existing large datasets, create new public datasets and deliver a number of high-impact publications.

Key Requirements

The main requirement is strong expertise in statistical analysis, and knowledge in or strong willingness to learn geospatial analysis. Candidates may have a background in any field of Social, Physical or Natural Sciences (e.g. Economics, Environmental Sciences, Geography, International Development, International Relations, Mathematics, Computer Science, Policy Studies). Candidates should have experience in working with large datasets. Prior experience in the field of economics, political economy, environmental sciences, remote sensing or geospatial analysis is desirable but not mandatory. The candidate should be willing to engage with theoretical and empirical research in a multidisciplinary environment, and must be interested in generating and testing new scientific hypotheses and ideas. They should also be able to work both independently and as a member of a team under time pressure, and support the DES team with external funding applications.

Project objectives

The aim of DES is to map and analyse how global and local debt dynamics impact on key sustainability indicators (including forest cover, air pollution and resource efficiency). The project will first create new long series reference datasets. Then it will examine the nature of correlation, potential causality and possible thresholds among a wide range of economic, social and environmental indicators. Small-N studies will also be employed to supplement statistical analysis. The project aspires to break new ground on our understanding of how debt and environmental sustainability relate. The research results will feed in the United Nations’ consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals, but also on economic policy decisions related to credit growth, inequality, money creation and debt.

Advantages and career development

This position is ideal for an ambitious researcher, enthusiastic about producing innovative, policy relevant research at the interface of natural and social sciences. The post will help the researcher to gain experience and visibility through high-impact publications, creation of new datasets, participation in high-level public events and networking activities, and working in a globally leading hub for development and sustainability research. The researcher will also get on-the-job training in satellite image processing (if required) and research grant writing. They will also have access to multiple professional training courses available at University of Sussex and the Institute of Development Studies.

For more information on SSRP see: www.sussex.ac.uk/ssrp

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

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 2908)

Details about the application process can be found here.

Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT

Job Title: Full Professor of Socioeconomics of Work

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is currently inviting applications for the position of a Full Professor of Socioeconomics of Work at the Department of Socioeconomics. For a five years' period the position is fully funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection. After this initial period the University will fully fund the position.

Employed under salary group A 1 pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Employees [Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten], minimum gross yearly salary: € 70.071,40; the actual annual gross salary is subject to negotiation.

WU is one of the largest business universities in the European Union and is centrally located at the heart of Europe. The University maintains an excellent position as a center for research and teaching and attracts an international group of students and faculty. It offers a broad range of undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in the area of business, econom- ics, and business law. WU has been granted triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA, and is a member of a number of international networks such as PIM and CEMS.

Research and teaching at the Department of Socioeconomics integrates knowledge across disciplines to investigate the interplay of social and economic dynamics and to address con- temporary global challenges such as climate change, ageing or digitalization. It conducts in- ternationally outstanding research and actively supports the science-society interface.

Socioeconomics of work is an emerging research field that develops theories and methods of socioeconomics applicable to labor and employment. This includes analyses of institutions, regulations and governance of labor market policy, digitalization, qualification measures, working time policies, biophysical conditions, inequality and sustainable work.

The successful candidate conducts empirical research on employment policies in Europe from a socioeconomic perspective. His or her work should relate to core research and teaching areas of the Department. The new professor is expected to cultivate an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and should have an interest in conducting empirical research on Austria with a macroeconomic focus.

Required skills and qualifications: a) a high level academic qualification (e.g. PhD, habilitation or its equivalent) preferably in economics ; b) an outstanding international reputation in high quality scholarship in the area of socioeconomics of work commensurate with academic age, especially by having demonstrated the ability to publish in top-tier journals of the field; c) ability to start up research and to supervise researchers (incl. PhD students); d) a strong record in attracting research funding; e) teaching qualifications at undergraduate and gradu- ate level and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching f) a demonstrated com- mitment to excellence in executive teaching; f) proven international experience and being part of international research networks in the area of interest; g) leadership qualities; h) gender mainstreaming skills.

The successful candidate will participate in teaching programs at all levels (BSc, MSc, doctor- ate and executive education) and we expect the new professor to take an active role in the ongoing development of the academic programs.

Teaching experience in English is required; teaching experience in German is not necessary. Non-German-speaking candidates will be expected to acquire proficiency in German over a certain period of time.

The new professor is expected to take an active role in the University’s self-governance.

For details of the position, please contact Professor Ulrike Schneider, Chair, Department of Socioeconomics, by phone: ++43-1-31336-5872, or email: ulrike.schneider@wu.ac.at. Ref.No: 2018-03.

Candidates should send their applications (in English) and all documents relevant to the cri- teria in the call for applications to the Rector of WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Professor Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna. Electronic applications can be sent to prof.application@wu.ac.at. Please quote the reference no. given above when submit- ting your application. Applications must be submitted by March 11th, 2018.

WU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion. WU seeks to increase the number of its female faculty members and qualified women are strongly en- couraged to apply. In case of equal qualification, female candidates will be given preference. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply and will be supported during each stage of the employment cycle. WU has established an Equal Opportunities Working Group, which is involved in all selection proceedings pursuant to § 42 of the 2002 Universities Act.

WU has been awarded the “University and Family Audit” and assists dual career couples. For further details, please see www.wu.ac.at (search for Ref.No: 2018-03).

World Bank Group, US

Job Title: Economist at the World Bank

Note from the editor: This is open to applicants from different methodological backgrounds. Unlike other positions, this one has no nationality restriction for applicants.

The World Bank Group (WBG) works to promote poverty reduction and shared prosperity in developing countries. Recognizing that climate change poses a threat to the progress made in both realms over the past several decades, the WBG takes an integrated approach to addressing climate change across the organization. Facilitating the Bank Group’s increased climate focus is the recent commitment by WBG President Jim Yong Kim that the WBG will seek to increase its climate-related financing from our current 21% level to 28% by 2020.

There is considerable climate change expertise embedded in many Bank units and country teams which will aid in the delivery of this goal, but specialized technical support and intellectual leadership on many issues necessarily falls to the Climate Change Group (CCG), a team with expertise on carbon finance, climate investment, and climate change mitigation and adaptation policy and practice.

Within the CCG, the Climate Analytics and Advisory Services team leads much of the Bank Group’s research on climate and development issues, keeping the WBG at the frontier edge of this discussion. In the post-Paris Agreement era the team is also expanding its operational focus, providing specialized support directly to clients seeking to implement commitments made as part of the Paris Climate Agreement. To enhance its capabilities in this area, the team seeks an Economist who will help promote low carbon development across the World Bank Group's portfolio, working closely with relevant Global Practices and Country Management Units. The Economist will report to the Manager of the Climate Analytics and Advisory Services team, but will work closely with the team’s Lead Economist and other members of the mitigation cluster.

Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 year term appointment.

Duties And Accountabilities

Contribute to major economic and policy analysis and advisory services for climate change mitigation including analyses of the economic, environmental and social impact of alternative climate mitigation measures; design of enabling policy framework for the implementation of climate mitigation objectives in client countries; analysis of choice and design of different climate policy instruments, including carbon taxes or energy taxes on carbon content of fuels; and economic and financial analysis of lending projects.

Selection Criteria

Master’s or PhD degree in energy economics or related discipline with at least 5 years of experience in advising government counterparts or private clients on energy, fiscal or climate policies and analytical work related to energy system design/climate change mitigation; (Candidates with a PhD require only 3+ years of such experience)Other Selection Criteria

Other Critera & Requirements

Link to the job advert can be found here.


IAFFE Book Prize "Suraj Mal and Shyama Devi Agarwal"

IAFFE announces the SURAJ MAL and SHYAMA DEVI AGARWAL BOOK PRIZE to be awarded biennially.

Established by Bina Agarwal (IAFFE’s first President from the Global South) to honor her late parents, who, throughout their lives and with great generosity, supported young women to pursue their dreams of higher education, and chart out a path of intellectual excellence.

ELIGIBILITY: Books in English on Gender and the Economy, published in 2016 or 2017 that demonstrate new pathways in theory, methodology, empirical analysis, or policy, on any part of the world. Single or dual-authored books, including interdisciplinary ones, but not multi-authored or edited books, or textbooks.

HONORARIUM: $1,000 plus $1500 for expenses to attend award ceremony. Inaugural prize to be given at IAFFE's 2019 Annual Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

Publishers, authors, and other interested parties can nominate. For more information and nomination form go to www.iaffe.org/agarwal-book-prize.

Kurt Rothschild Prize

In memory of the considerable achievements of the Austrian Professor of Economics, Kurt Rothschild, the Karl-Renner-Institut and the Social Democratic parliamentary club award the Kurt Rothschild Award for Economic Journalism and Research. Through his work, which was consistently shaped by a societal approach to economic research, he has left a sustained impact on science, politics and society.

The prize awards contributions in economic and social sciences, which attempt to find new responses to the challenges of our times in the spirit of Kurt Rothschild, beyond the economic mainstream. Submissions need to contain two elements – on the one hand commentaries and contributions to newspapers, magazines or blogs, which are directed at a broad media audience, and on the other hand scientific contributions published in academic journals, books or working papers. The submitting person has to be explicitly identified as the (co-)author in each element of the submission.

The submission period ends on Friday, 27 April 2018. Further information is available in German on http://kurt-rothschild-preis.at.


Ecological Economics, 146

Preeya S. Mohan, Bazoumana Ouattara, Eric Strobl: Decomposing the Macroeconomic Effects of Natural Disasters: A National Income Accounting Perspective

Stefan Mann: Conservation by Innovation: What Are the Triggers for Participation Among Swiss Farmers?

Emi Uchida, Stephen K. Swallow, Arthur J. Gold, James Opaluch, Achyut Kafle, Nathaniel H. Merrill, Clayton Michaud, Carrie Anne Gill: Integrating Watershed Hydrology and Economics to Establish a Local Market for Water Quality Improvement: A Field Experiment

G. Cornelis van Kooten: The Challenge of Mitigating Climate Change through Forestry Activities: What Are the Rules of the Game?

Evan E. Hjerpe: Outdoor Recreation as a Sustainable Export Industry: A Case Study of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

Jaime Nieto, Óscar Carpintero, Luis J. Miguel: Less than 2 °C? An Economic-Environmental Evaluation of the Paris Agreement

Sanela Arsić, Djordje Nikolić, Ivan Mihajlović, Aleksandra Fedajev, Živan Živković: A New Approach Within ANP-SWOT Framework for Prioritization of Ecosystem Management and Case Study of National Park Djerdap, Serbia

Marianne Aasen, Arild Vatn: Public Attitudes Toward Climate Policies: The Effect of Institutional Contexts and Political Values

Rose Pritchard, Casey M. Ryan, Isla Grundy, Dan van der Horst: Human Appropriation of Net Primary Productivity and Rural Livelihoods: Findings From Six Villages in Zimbabwe

Sittidaj Pongkijvorasin, Kimberly Burnett, Christopher Wada: Joint Management of an Interconnected Coastal Aquifer and Invasive Tree

Gioele Figus, J.Kim Swales, Karen Turner: Can Private Vehicle-augmenting Technical Progress Reduce Household and Total Fuel Use?

Jinwon Bae, Sandy Dall'erba: Crop Production, Export of Virtual Water and Water-saving Strategies in Arizona

Hubert Buch-Hansen: The Prerequisites for a Degrowth Paradigm Shift: Insights from Critical Political Economy

Armon Rezai, Lance Taylor, Duncan Foley: Economic Growth, Income Distribution, and Climate Change

Ilaria Zambon, Anna Benedetti, Carlotta Ferrara, Luca Salvati: Soil Matters? A Multivariate Analysis of Socioeconomic Constraints to Urban Expansion in Mediterranean Europe

Michael A. Long, Michael J. Lynch, Paul B. Stretesky: The Great Recession, the Treadmill of Production and Ecological Disorganization: Did the Recession Decrease Toxic Releases Across US States, 2005–2014?

Phi Cong Hoang, William McGuire, Aseem Prakash: Reducing Toxic Chemical Pollution in Response to Multiple Information Signals: The 33/50 Voluntary Program and Toxicity Disclosures

Ruth De Oñate-Calvín, José L. Oviedo, Matti Salo: Forest Resource-based Household Economy in the Communities of the Nanay River Basin, Peruvian Amazonia

Adam B. Barrett: Stability of Zero-growth Economics Analysed with a Minskyan Model

Kristiana Hansen, Esther Duke, Craig Bond, Melanie Purcell, Ginger Paige: Rancher Preferences for a Payment for Ecosystem Services Program in Southwestern Wyoming

Jennifer Orgill-Meyer, Marc Jeuland, Jeff Albert, Nathan Cutler: Comparing Contingent Valuation and Averting Expenditure Estimates of the Costs of Irregular Water Supply

Stefan Drews, Miklós Antal, Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh: Challenges in Assessing Public Opinion on Economic Growth Versus Environment: Considering European and US Data

Adam P. Marshall, Daniel W. O'Neill: The Bristol Pound: A Tool for Localisation?

Ryan Abman: Rule of Law and Avoided Deforestation from Protected Areas

Zakaria Babutsidze, Andreas Chai: Look at me Saving the Planet! The Imitation of Visible Green Behavior and its Impact on the Climate Value-Action Gap

Sean Pascoe, Trevor Hutton, Eriko Hoshino: Offsetting Externalities in Estimating MEY in Multispecies Fisheries

Sabin Roman, Erika Palmer, Markus Brede: The Dynamics of Human–Environment Interactions in the Collapse of the Classic Maya

Chengyong Xiao, Qian Wang, Taco van der Vaart, Dirk Pieter van Donk: When Does Corporate Sustainability Performance Pay off? The Impact of Country-Level Sustainability Performance

Myriam Bounaffaa, Alessandro Florio, Xavier Le Roux, Pierre-Alain Jayet: Economic and Environmental Analysis of Maize Inoculation by Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria in the French Rhône-Alpes Region

Liv Lundberg, U. Martin Persson, Francisco Alpizar, Kristian Lindgren: Context Matters: Exploring the Cost-effectiveness of Fixed Payments and Procurement Auctions for PES

Rachel Nichols, Satoshi Yamazaki, Sarah Jennings: The Role of Precaution in Stock Recovery Plans in a Fishery with Habitat Effect

S.E. Jóhannesson, B. Davíðsdóttir, J.T. Heinonen: Standard Ecological Footprint Method for Small, Highly Specialized Economies

T. Luzzati, A. Parenti, T. Rughi: Economic Growth and Cancer Incidence

Mihoko Wakamatsu, Kong Joo Shin, Clevo Wilson, Shunsuke Managi: Exploring a Gap between Australia and Japan in the Economic Valuation of Whale Conservation

José Norberto Volante, Lucas Seghezzo: Can't See the Forest for the Trees: Can Declining Deforestation Trends in the Argentinian Chaco Region be Ascribed to Efficient Law Enforcement?

Tilman Santarius, Martin Soland: How Technological Efficiency Improvements Change Consumer Preferences: Towards a Psychological Theory of Rebound Effects

David Löw Beer: Teaching and Learning Ecosystem Assessment and Valuation

Paul E. Chambers, E. Glenn Dutcher, R. Mark Isaac: Improving Environmental Quality Through Aid: An Experimental Analysis of Aid Structures With Heterogeneous Agents

Marie Hyland, Valentin Bertsch: The Role of Community Involvement Mechanisms in Reducing Resistance to Energy Infrastructure Development

Jianfeng Song, Yanan Guo, Pute Wu, SHikun Sun: The Agricultural Water Rebound Effect in China

Martin C. Hänsel, Martin F. Quaas: Intertemporal Distribution, Sufficiency, and the Social Cost of Carbon

Accounting, Organizations and Society, 64

Leslie Berger, Theresa Libby, Alan Webb: The effects of tournament horizon and the percentage of winners on social comparisons and performance in multi-period competitions

Lisa Jack, Raquel Florez-Lopez, Juan Manuel Ramon-Jeronimo: Accounting, performance measurement and fairness in UK fresh produce supply networks

Heba Y. Abdel-Rahim, Douglas E. Stevens: Information system precision and honesty in managerial reporting: A re-examination of information asymmetry effects

Charlotta Bay: Makeover accounting: Investigating the meaning-making practices of financial accounts

Neil Pollock, Luciana D'Adderio, Robin Williams, Ludovic Leforestier: Conforming or transforming? How organizations respond to multiple rankings

Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, 51 (2)

Editors’ Preface

Peter Clarke: Keynes and the Manchester Guardian’s Reconstruction Supplements

Gerhard Michael Ambrosi: Keynes’s Principles of European Reconstruction

Luca Einaudi: Institutional and Economic Reform Process in Europe: An Historical Perspective

Marco Bresciani: The End of which European Era? The Current Crisis of Europe in Historical Perspective

Jan A. Kregel: What Would Keynes Have Thought of the European Crisis?

Giuseppe Bertola: Winners and Losers: Europe and Debt after the Great War and after the Great Recession

Francesco Saraceno: When Keynes Goes to Brussels: A New Fiscal Rule for the EMU?

Vittorio Valli: Economic Policies during the ‘Great Recession’ in the United States and the European Union: A Comparative and Critical View

Lucia Quaglia: European Economic Governance in Times of Crises

Mario Telò: The Emerging Conflict between Democratic Legitimacy and the EU’s Common Commercial Policy: Risks for the EU as a Civilian Power and for the Multilateral Order

Maurizio Ferrera: The European Union in Search of Solidarity

Tiziana Caponio and Roberta Perna: On the Migration Issue in Europe

Roberto Marchionatti: On the Relationship between Einaudi and Keynes in the Early 1920s

Furio Stamati: The Economic and Political Crisis of the EU Polity: A Review Essay

Capital & Class, 42 (1)

Frederick Harry Pitts: A crisis of measurability? Critiquing post-operaismo on labour, value and the basic income

Maria N Ivanova: On the peculiarity of class reproduction in the society of exchange and the popular subject of rising inequality in the United States

Leandro Galastri: Social classes and subaltern groups: Theoretical distinction and political application

Onoho’Omhen Ebhohimhen and Babatunde Agara: The political economy of pre-colonial production: Ishan cotton in the cloth manufacture of Esan people, Edo State, Nigeria

Adam Fabry: The origins of neoliberalism in late ‘socialist’ Hungary: The case of the Financial Research Institute and ‘Turnabout and Reform’

Ryan Gunderson, Diana Stuart, and Brian Petersen: Ideological obstacles to effective climate policy: The greening of markets, technology, and growth

Alejandro Luis Fitzsimons and Guido Starosta: Global capital, uneven development and national difference: Critical reflections on the specificity of accumulation in Latin America

Competition and Change, 22 (1)

Sahil Jai Dutta: Sovereign debt management and the globalization of finance: Recasting the City of London’s ‘Big Bang’

Lone Riisgaard and Obadia Okinda: Changing labour power on smallholder tea farms in Kenya

Şafak Tartanoğlu: The voluntary precariat in the value chain: The hidden patterns of home-based garment production in Turkey

Jane Hardy, Yassamin Imani, and Beini Zhuang: Regional resilience and global production networks in China: An open political economy perspective

Esubalew Alehegn Tiruneh, Silvia Sacchetti, and Ermanno Tortia: Do art experts (bohemians) attract high-skilled professionals? Evidence from panel data in German regions

Economy and Society, 46 (3-4)

Nikolas Rose: Still ‘like birds on the wire’? Freedom after neoliberalism

Frederick Harry Pitts: Beyond the Fragment: postoperaismo, postcapitalism and Marx’s ‘Notes on machines’, 45 years on

Mark Kear: Playing the credit score game: algorithms, ‘positive’ data and the personification of financial objects

Paddy Ireland & Gaofeng Meng: Post-capitalist property

Francesco Duina & Tobias Lenz: Democratic legitimacy in regional economic organizations: the European Union in comparative perspective

Alexandre Violle: Banking supervision and the politics of verification: the 2014 stress test in the European Banking Union

Shaina Potts: Deep finance: sovereign debt crises and the secondary market ‘fix’

Ghazal Zulfiqar: Financializing the poor: ‘dead capital’, women’s gold and microfinance in Pakistan

Susanne Freidberg: Trading in the secretive commodity

John Chung-En Liu: Pacifying uncooperative carbon: examining the materiality of the carbon market

Ian Gray: Marketization as political technology: unintended consequences of climate finance in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Yu-Hsiang Chen & Philip Roscoe: Practices and meanings of non-professional stock-trading in Taiwan: a case of relational work

Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review, 14 (2)

Yoshiyuki Arata, Yosuke Kimura & Hiroki Murakami: Aggregate implications of lumpy investment under heterogeneity and uncertainty: a model of collective behavior

Hiroyasu Inoue: Controllability analyses of nation-wide firm networks

Atushi Ishikawa, Shouji Fujimoto, Takayuki Mizuno & Tsutomu Watanabe: Dependence of the decay rate of firm activities on firm age

Shungo Sakaki: Income distribution management to sustain long-term economic growth: does the equalization of income distribution contribute to long-term economic growth?

Hiroyuki Moriya: Quantized price volatility model for transaction data

Yuji Aruka: Special feature: preliminaries towards ontological reconstruction of economics—theories and simulations

J. Barkley Rosser Jr., Marina V. Rosser: Complexity and institutional evolution

Shigeaki Ogibayashi & Kosei Takashima: Influential factors responsible for the effect of tax reduction on GDP

Isao Yagi, Atsushi Nozaki & Takanobu Mizuta: Investigation of the rule for investment diversification at the time of a market crash using an artificial market simulation

Yuji Aruka: Some new perspectives on the inter-country analysis of the world production system

Kiichiro Yagi: Special feature: Professor Masahiko Aoki’s conception of economics and institution

Carsten Herrmann-Pillath: Institutional naturalism: reflections on Masahiko Aoki’s contribution to institutional economics

Hirokazu Takizawa: Masahiko Aoki’s conception of institutions

Yoshinori Shiozawa: Professor Aoki when he was interested in dynamic processes in the market economy

Global Labour Journal, 9 (1)


Nicholas Pohl: Political and Economic Factors Influencing Strike Activity during the Recent Economic Crisis: A Study of the Spanish Case between 2002 and 2013

Rebecca Prentice, Mei Trueba: Precarious Bodies: Occupational Risk Assemblages in Bolivia and Trinidad

Alexander Gallas: Introduction: The Proliferation of Precarious Labour in Academia

Global Issues

Celeste Atkins, Louis E. Esparza, Ruth Milkman, Catherine L Moran: Organizing the Academic Precariat in the United States

Chris Callaghan: The Coming of a Perfect Storm? "Forced Privatisation" and Precarious Labour in South African Academia

Alexander Gallas: Precarious Academic Labour in Germany: Termed Contracts and a New Berufsverbot

Tolga Tören, Melehat Kutun: "Peace Academics" from Turkey: Solidarity until the Peace Comes

Journal of Economic Methodology, 25 (1)

Tobias Henschen: What is macroeconomic causality?

Nicolas Brisset: Models as speech acts: the telling case of financial models

Glenn W. Harrison & Don Ross: Varieties of paternalism and the heterogeneity of utility structures

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira: Historical models and economic syllogisms

Alexandre Truc: Is ‘new’ behavioral economics ‘mainstream’?

Review of International Political Economy, 25 (1)

Stephen Bell & Andrew Hindmoor: Are the major global banks now safer? Structural continuities and change in banking and finance since the 2008 crisis

Knut Blind, Axel Mangelsdorf, Crispin Niebel & Florian Ramel: Standards in the global value chains of the European Single Market

Timothy Blackwell & Sebastian Kohl: The origins of national housing finance systems: a comparative investigation into historical variations in mortgage finance regimes

Julia Calvert: Constructing investor rights? Why some states (fail to) terminate bilateral investment treaties

Matthew Alford & Nicola Phillips: The political economy of state governance in global production networks: change, crisis and contestation in the South African fruit sector

Erik Peinert: Periodizing, paths and probabilities: why critical junctures and path dependence produce causal confusion

Review of Social Economy, 76 (1)

Ellen Mutari: Metaphors, social practices, and economic life: ASE presidential address

Nathanael Ojong: Trust, cultural norms and financial institutions in rural communities: the case of Cameroon

Norbert Hirschauer, Antje Jantsch & Oliver Musshoff: Developing business ethics theory and integrating economic analysis into business ethics teaching – a conceptualization based on externalities and diminishing marginal utility

Gherardo Girardi & Luca Sandonà: Incorporating research findings in the economics syllabus: evidence on genuine sociality from Italy and the UK

Pablo Paniagua: Money and the emergence of knowledge in society

Amy Farmer & Raja Kali: Friendship, not altruism: an economic theory with cross-cultural applications

World Review of Political Economy, 8 (3): Special Issue on "Small States in the Multi-polar World"

Petar Kurecic: Small States in the Multi-Polar World: Introduction

Alberto Martínez Delgado: Fragmentation and Weakening of States: Instruments of Global Domination

Petar Kurecic: Small States and Regional Economic Integrations in the Multi-Polar World: Regional Differences in the Levels of Integration and Patterns of Small States' Vulnerability

Tim Anderson: Human Development Strategy in Small States

Sergio Ordóñez and Carlos Sánchez: Latin American “Neo-Developmentalism,” State Action and Supranational Realignment: What Consequences to Multipolarity?

Mara Fridell: The Social-Democratic Small-State Strategy and Immigration: Sweden in the 21st Century

Petar Kurecic, Goran Luburic and Goran Kozina: Smallness of the Economy as a (Dis)advantage: The Evidence from Selected Interdependent Macroeconomic Data

tripleC: Special Issue on "Academic Labour, Digital Media and Capitalism"

Thomas Allmer and Ergin Bulut: Introduction: Academic Labour, Digital Media and Capitalism

Thomas Allmer: Theorising and Analysing Academic Labour

Maxime Ouellet and Éric Martin: University Transformations and the New Knowledge Production Regime in Informational Capitalism

Richard Hall: On the Alienation of Academic Labour and the Possibilities for Mass Intellectuality

Marco Briziarelli and Joseph L. Flores: Professing Contradictions: Knowledge Work and the Neoliberal Condition of Academic Workers

Jamie Woodcock: Digital Labour in the University: Understanding the Transformations of Academic Work in the UK

Jan Fernback: Academic/Digital Work: ICTs, Knowledge Capital, and the Question of Educational Quality

Christophe Magis: Manual Labour, Intellectual Labour and Digital (Academic) Labour. The Practice/Theory Debate in the Digital Humanities

Karen Gregory and sava saheli singh: Anger in Academic Twitter: Sharing, Caring, and Getting Mad Online

Andreas Wittel: Higher Education as a Gift and as a Commons

Zeena Feldman and Marisol Sandoval: Metric Power and the Academic Self: Neoliberalism, Knowledge and Resistance in the British University

Güven Bakırezer, Derya Keskin Demirer, Adem Yeşilyurt: In Pursuit of an Alternative Academy: The Case of Kocaeli Academy for Solidarity (Non-Peer-Reviewed Reflection Article)

Books and Book Series

Financial Regulation in the European Union After the Crisis: A Minskian Approach

By Domenica Tropean | 2018, Routledge

Following Minsky’s approach, this volume explores the interplay between monetary policy, regulation and institutions in the aftermath of the great financial crisis. Minsky’s insights are used to interpret the recent regulatory changes and consider how they have affected the evolution of banks and financial markets. The unfortunate conclusion is that the changes in financial regulation introduced in various jurisdictions and inspired by the work of the Basel Committee, have not succeeded in thwarting the instability of the economic system. Instead, the mix of policies implemented so far has brought about increased fragility in the financial system. Minksy’s work on financial stability offers alternative solutions which policy-makers need to consider to resolve these issues.

Link to the book can be found here.

How Economics Should Be Done: Essays on the Art and Craft of Economics

By David C. Colander and Huei-chun Su | 2018, Edward Elgar

David Colander has been writing about economic methodology for over 30 years. His pragmatic approach sees applied policy methodology as rooted in what economists actually do, not in what methodologists say they should do. It sees applied policy methodology as constantly evolving as analytic and computational technology changes, evolving far too fast to be subject to any rigid scientific methodology.

That problem is that economists generally think of applied policy analysis as applied science. Colander argues that using a scientific methodology to guide applied policy undermines good policy analysis. Instead, he contends that economists should use a much looser engineering methodology that blends science, heuristics, inescapable moral judgments, and creativity into what he calls the art and craft of economics. Here, Huei-chun Su has selected seventeen of Colander’s articles that spell out and capture his arguments at various levels – some formal academic articles dealing with cutting edge methodology, and some more popular articles making the case for his approach. An original introduction and annotated bibliography serve as excellent resources for further exploring his arguments.

Clear, well-structured, and written in plain English with little jargon, the book is approachable and suitable for anyone interested in the current and future state of economics and the economics profession. This includes students at any level as well as methodologists, applied economists, historians and critics of modern economics.

Link to the book can be found here.

Physical Limits to Economic Growth: Perspectives of Economic, Social, and Complexity Science

Edited by Roberto Burlando and Angelo Tartaglia 2018, Routledge

In the context of the looming shortage of material resources and the latest science on climate change, Physical Limits to Economic Growth offers new insights which provide a broad and comprehensive picture of the conflict between humans and environmental constraints. The authors’ approach goes beyond the boundaries of specialized disciplines to explore climate change, resource depletion, technical innovation and the interactions between these within the socio-economic-institutional systems we live in. This volume looks at opportunities for rethinking these systems if we moved away from fossil fuel dependence, while considering the status of current mainstream economic thinking around this subject.

Link to the book can be found here.

Spaces of Capital / Spaces of Resistance: Mexico and the Global Political Economy

By Chris Hesketh | 2018, University of Georgia Press

Indigenous resistance movements: why they have arisen and what they mean for comprehending (geo)politics today.

Based on original fieldwork in Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico, this book offers a bridge between geography and historical sociology. Chris Hesketh examines the production of space within the global political economy. Drawing on multiple disciplines, Hesketh’s discussion of state formation in Mexico takes us beyond the national level to explore the interplay between global, regional, national, and subnational articulations of power. These are linked through the novel deployment of Antonio Gramsci’s concept of passive revolution, understood as the state-led institution or expansion of capitalism that prevents the meaningful participation of the subaltern classes.

Furthermore, the author brings attention to the conflicts involved in the production of space, placing particular emphasis on indigenous communities and movements and their creation of counterspaces of resistance. Hesketh argues that indigenous movements are now the leading social force of popular mobilization in Latin America. The author reveals how the wider global context of uneven and combined development frames these specific indigenous struggles, and he explores the scales at which they must now seek to articulate themselves.

Link to the book can be found here.

The Thatcherite Offensive: A Neo-Poulantzasian Analysis

By Alexander Gallas | 2018, Brill

In The Thatcherite Offensive, Alexander Gallas provides a class-centred political analysis of Thatcherism. Drawing upon Greek state theorist Nicos Poulantzas, he challenges both mainstream and critical accounts of British politics in the 1980s and 90s. He shows that Thatcherism’s sucess and novelty, indeed its unity as a political project, lay in the fact that the Thatcher governments profoundly shifted class relations in Britain in favour of capital and restructured the institutions underpinning class domination. According to Gallas, it was an integral part of the Thatcherite project to directly intervene in labour relations, to deprive workers of their ability to forge coalitions, and to smash militant trade unionism.

Link to the book can be found here.


Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity

Link to the latest issue of the Newsletter can be found here.

Global Labour Column

Alexander Gallas: The Precarisation of Academic Labour: A Global Issue


Ceteris non Paribus: The History of Economic Thought Podcast 

Ceteris non Paribus: The History of Economic Thought Podcast covers diverse topics from the history of economics, economic thought, and economic ideas such as new research and methodological questions.

Professor Annie Cot on the Master 2 program “Economics and Social Sciences: Epistemology, Methodologies and Theories” at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Episode 7

Professor Medema on ‘ “Exceptional and Unimportant”? The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Externalities in Economic Analysis’ at the HPPE Seminar, Episode 6

Debjani Bhattacharyya on The Science of Planning: Notes from Indian Economic History at the HPPE Seminar, Episode 5

Bruce Caldwell: HOPE Center, Economists’ Papers Archive, and Hayek Biography, Episode 4

Prof. Erik Reinert: “80 Economic Bestsellers before 1850: A Fresh Look at the History of Economic Thought”, Episode 3

Discussing Methods: The History of Economic Thought as the History of Practices with Thomas Stapleford, Episode 2

Introducing Ceteris non Paribus: The History of Economic Thought Podcast, Episode 1

We are looking forward to your feedback. If you want to contact us, please write an e-mail to: ceterisnonparibusthepodcast@gmail.com

EAEPE podcasts available at the New Books Network

EAEPE have launched a series of podcasts that will be primarily disseminated through the "New Books Network" (as well as on iTunes etc.). The New Books Network is a consortium of podcasts dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing serious authors to a wider public.

The first few ones are the following:

TAE-HEE JO, LYNN CHESTER, AND CARLO D'IPPOLITI: The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics: Theorizing, Analyzing, and Transforming Capitalism

WOLFRAM ELSNER, TORSTEN HEINRICH, AND HENNING SCHWARDT: The Microeconomics of Complex Economies: Evolutionary, Institutional, Neoclassical, and Complexity Perspectives

MARC LAVOIE: Post-Keynesian Economics: New Foundations

PASQUALE TRIDICO: Inequality in Financial Capitalism

ELI COOK: The Pricing of Progress: Economic Indicators and the Capitalization of American Life


Authors who want to do a podcast of their book can contact info@eaepe.org or EAEPE's communications officer, Andrea Bernardi (abernardi@brookes.ac.uk).

ISRF interview project: "Economics: Past, Present and Future"

Economics education has been discussed in the public domain for a long time, but since the Global Financial Crisis it has come under renewed scrutiny. This interview project aims to provide material for new generations of economics students and scholars, as well as the general public, to get acquainted with different schools of economic thought and their bearing on economics thinking.

Distinguished economists speak on how the plurality of analytical traditions within economics has influenced their work. The interviews range from long-standing debates to current issues, and provide first-hand access to the thought of key contemporary economists.

This video series intends to promote pluralism by presenting schools of economic thought as viable methodological, theoretical and policy alternatives.

A co-production of Goldsmiths Economics and ISRF.

To see the interviews go to: www.economicsppf.com

Calls for Support

Call for pluralist Reviewers of Research Projects to be funded by a Public National Agency

Dear Colleague,

We are writing to ask you some of your time and effort, which may be useful to help Italian researchers in the effort to preserve pluralism of topics and approaches in economic research in Italy, to register as eligible referee for the evaluation of research projects to be funded by a public national agency.

After several years during which research funds had completely dried-up, recently they are again available, albeit in very limited amount. They are assigned through a national selection process aimed at selecting the best among different projects submitted to a national agency that organizes and supervises the selection by means of peer-review. In the last tournament, only mainstream projects have been funded. One of the reasons behind this problem, we believe, is the fact that most referees (in most cases academics with foreign affiliations) were of mainstream orientation and had intellectual ties with Italian mainstream research networks. We are undertaking actions aimed at favouring a selection process that is not biased against subjects such as the history of economic thought and non-mainstream perspectives. This however also requires referees that are qualified and differ for cultural interests and orientations. As s/he who applies for funds, as most of us do, is not eligible as a referee, support from colleagues with foreign affiliations would be of great help.

In order to enrol as a potential referee (the national agency selects the referee(s) for each project among registered scholars), you should open this web-page and fill the online form. We urgently ask you to register, for the application deadline for the next round of “Research Projects of National Interest” is March 31. It only takes a few minutes. Projects are submitted in English, so knowledge of Italian is not required. There is a compensation for the refereeing, albeit very small, of about 100 euros for each project.

Thanks for supporting the initiative. In the awareness that we are all under pressure and have very little time to spare, we would be very grateful for your effort.

Maria Cristina Marcuzzo
Presidente dell’Associazione Italiana per la Storia dell’Economia Politica (STOREP)

Gianfranco Tusset
Presidente dell’Associazione Italiana per la Storia del Pensiero Economico (AISPE)
www.aispe.eu - gianfranco.tusset@unipd.it; sebastiano.nerozzi@unicatt.it

For Your Information

Newly founded "International Journal for Re-Views in Empirical Economics"

The International Journal for Re-Views in Empirical Economics (IREE) is the first journal for the publication of replication studies based on micro economic data. Furthermore, IREE publishes systematic reviews, micro data sets and descriptions thereof, and articles dealing with replication methods and the development of standards for replications. IREE is an e-journal and articles are published continuously after passing a fast peer-review process. Along with the article, authors must submit the underlying data and programming. The several parts of the publications (article, data, and programming) are each provided with a DOI to be citable in due form and restored in a data archive. IREE is an open access journal and all content is without any charge to the users and authors. We aim to support transparent and open research based on micro-economic data and thereby to improve research quality in empirical economics.

Replications are pivotal for the credibility of empirical economics. Evidence-based policy requires findings that are robust and reproducible. Despite this, there has been a notable absence of serious effort to establish the reliability of empirical research in economics. As Edward Leamer famously noted, “Hardly anyone takes data analysis seriously. Or perhaps more accurately, hardly anyone takes anyone else’s data analysis seriously.” This is evidenced by the fact that replication studies are rarely published in economic journals..

However, the situation may be changing. Recently, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) released a Statement on the Replicability of Research Results in which it emphasized the importance of replication to ensure the reliability of empirical research. Accordingly, DFG is funding a new scientific journal, the “International Journal for Re-Views in Empirical Economics (IREE)”.

IREE is a joint project of Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Joachim Wagner), the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) (Gert G. Wagner), the Institute of Labor Economics (Hilmar Schneider), and the ZBW. Nobel laureate Sir Angus Deaton (Princeton University), Jeffrey M. Wooldridge (Michigan State University), and Richard A. Easterlin (University of Southern California) are members of the advisory board of IREE.

The International Journal for Re-Views in Empirical Economics (IREE) is the first journal dedicated to the publication of replication studies based on economic micro-data. Furthermore, IREE publishes synthesizing reviews, micro-data sets and descriptions thereof, as well as articles dealing with replication methods and the development of standards for replications. Up to now, authors of replication studies, data sets and descriptions have had a hard time gaining recognition for their work via citable publications. As a result, the incentives for conducting these important kinds of work were immensely reduced. Richard A. Easterlin notes the paradox when he states: “Replication, though a thankless task, is essential for the progress of social science.”

To make replication a little less thankless, all publications in IREE are citable. Each article, data set, and computer program is assigned a DOI. In addition, data sets are stored in a permanent repository, the ZBW Journal Data Archive. This provides a platform for authors to gain credit for their replication-related research.

Up to now, publication of replication studies has often been results-dependent, with publication being more likely if the replication study refutes the original research. This induces a severe publication bias. When this happens, replication, rather than improving things, can actually further undermine the reliability of economic research. Compounding this are submission and publication fees which discourage replication research that is unlikely to get published.

IREE is committed to publishing research independent of the results of the study. Publication is based on technical and formal criteria without regard to results. To encourage open and transparent discourse, IREE is open access. There are no publication or submission fees, and the journal is committed to a speedy and efficient peer-review process.

To learn more about IREE, including how to submit replication research for publication, click here.