Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Issue 236 October 01, 2018 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

This issue of the Heterodox Economics Newsletter comes with a lot of interesting reading material: aside from the really lengthy list of current journal issues, I have also spotted a series of highly interesting books. My favorites in the latter section included (unsurprisingly) a book on teaching pluralist economics, another on the history of inequality in the UK and, finally, one on the philosophical underpinnings of neoliberalism, which argues that the latter presents a 'complete worldview' that is based on embracing competition in all aspects of life. I found this assessment interesting as it is not only a plausible summary of research from different fields and disciplines, but it also makes obvious the partially stark contrast between current trends & developments and the views of some classical political economists. Just, for instance, juxtapose the supposedly 'neoliberal' view that competition should always be embraced, with the perspective of John Stuart Mill, who argued that "voluntary co-operation", and not forced competition, is a signifier of progress, i.e. "civilization".

However, my second advice is to not get too distracted by all this interesting stuff and first inspect our Calls - those for papers & participants as well as the one for support, because paper is much more patient than deadlines and some of the items mentioned come with quite hasty ones. INET's YSI conference on "Inclusive or Exclusive Global Development? Scrutinizing Financial Inclusion" is clearly the absolute frontrunner in this regard as its submission deadline is today ;-)

All the best,


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Call for Papers

2nd Austrian Conference on International Resource Politics on "Resources for a social-ecological transformation" (Innsbruck, Feb. 2019)

28 February - 02 March 2019 | Innsbruck, Austria

World society is facing a comprehensive social-ecological crisis related to fast political, economic, technological and social changes. The current economic model and its forms of excessive resource extraction and use exacerbate ecological problems and conflicts, generates political instability and increases social inequalities. There is emerging agreement in science, politics and society that a fundamental transformation is needed. Some stakeholders frame the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an important step towards recognising and addressing the most pressing transformation needs. However, many scholars argue that such a transformation requires a more radical change of current modes of production and living as well as development pathways instead of mere technological and managerial solutions.

In this context, the extraction, distribution, use and disposal of natural resources are of crucial importance. We acknowledge resources as a biophysical materiality and, at the same time, as a social, ecological and in the end as a political ‘construct’, and part of the powerfully-structured social relations. Such a perspective intends to overcome the dichotomy between society and nature in a wider concept of ‘societal nature relations’. A better comprehension of the multidimensional character of resources as well as a multiscale perspective is needed to achieve a better understanding of the complex nexus between resources and transformation potentials.

Following the first conference (“Towards International Resource Fairness - Theories, Conflicts and Policies” in 2014, see also programme, documentation and conference publication), the 2 Austrian Conference on International Resource Politics focuses on the role of natural resources for a social-ecological transformation. Highlighting a North-South-perspective, the conference aims to analyse past, present and future challenges for transformation pathways that take global inequalities, geopolitics but also transnational resistance and forms of cooperation into account. The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers, practitioners and activists from different regions and disciplines to advance inter- and transdisciplinary research.

We welcome contributions from any field of political science, development studies, geography, economics, sociology, social ecology, law and related disciplines and kindly invite you to submit proposals in one of the following areas:

The proposals should be submitted in PDF format via our website in one of these three forms:

  1. Individual Papers, including a title, an abstract (300-500 words) and a short CV (50-70 words);
  2. Special Sessions (consisting of 3-4 thematic papers), including a session description (300-500 words) as well as title, abstract and short CV (200 words) for the individual papers of the session.
  3. Open Workshops with interactive features on the conference topic for/from practitioners and scientists. This form especially aims to promote transdisciplinary dialog. Proposal should include a description of the workshop, methodology and goals (approx. 300-500 words) and short CV of the organizer(s) (50-70 words).

This conference is organized by the Research Platform on Resource Fairness, consisting of the Institute of Geography at the University of Innsbruck, the Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE), the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna and the Institute of Social Ecology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.

All relevant information on the conference here. Please direct further inquiries to agef@uibk.ac.at.

Please find the original call for papers here.

Submission deadline: 31 October 2018

2nd Vienna Conference on Pluralism in Economics (Vienna, Apr. 2019)

15-16 April 2019 | Vienna, Austria

Among the social sciences, economics is in a dominant position. Economic approaches and indicators are overrepresented in the public discourse on societal, political, or environmental phenomena. Other social sciences often struggle to get their voices heard although their perspectives are valuable complements to conventional economic analysis. At the same time, a rather narrow conception of what constitutes economics leads to a neglect of many schools of economic thought that have existed throughout history and still exist today. This reduces the potential for a holistic understanding of and adequate solutions to real world Problems.

Therefore, the objective of this conference is twofold. First, it shall contribute to an understanding of contemporary challenges from a broader social science perspective. Second, it aims at highlighting various schools of economic thought, their core concepts and approaches, and how they can contribute to a better understanding of our complex reality. We explicitly encourage contributions from all social sciences, including economics, as well as inter- and transdisciplinary approaches.

The following topics will be at the core of the conference:

Specific contributions may be from the topics of e.g. climate change, globalization, well-being and development, power, the rise of the populist vote, the welfare state, distribution and inequality, labor, financial markets, digitalization and others. All theoretical assumptions should be explicitly reflected upon in the submissions. Advanced students are highly encouraged to participate.

Abstract for Application: 300-500 words.

Please find more information here.

Submission deadline: 03 January 2019

5th Witten Conference of Institutional Change on "The Economics, Politics and Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data - Time for Institutional Changes!" (Witten, Mar. 2019)

14-15 March 2019 | Witten, Germany

WINIR is pleased to sponsor the Fifth Witten Conference on Institutional Change on "The Economics, Politics and Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data" organised by the Witten Institute for Institutional Change (WIWa) at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany, on 14-15 March 2019.

Artificial intelligence and big data will not only have a major impact on living conditions, labour, production and economic development. They also challenge political decision-makers to set up adequately designed institutions to prevent unwanted consequences of technological developments.

The 5th Witten Conference on Institutional Change provides a platform for discussion about economic, political, psychological, and ethical challenges which are brought up by recent technological changes. The focus is on bringing together scholars interested in interdisciplinary work on the institutional framework necessary for AI.

The conference will take place at Witten/Herdecke University and is planned for two full days. There will be an informal get-together at the evening of 13 March and a conference dinner at 14 March. Apart from regular sessions, there will be three keynote speeches. Depending on the number and quality of submissions, a poster session with additional papers may be organized.

Keynote lectures will be given by:

Papers from economics, politics, ethics, psychology, philosophy, and other relevant social sciences that deal with artificial intelligence and big data are welcome. For example, the conference is interested in papers dealing with:

Abstract submissions should be made online here.

Selected papers will be published as a special issue of Schmollers Jahrbuch, a peer-reviewed international economics and social sciences journal. Other selected papers will be included in a book project, depending on their specific orientation.

Session suggestions should be sent to wiwacon@uni-wh.de.

For further information please visit the conference website.

Submission deadline: 30 November 2018

Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) (Washington D.C., Apr. 2019)

3-7 April 2019 | Washington D.C., USA

Session title: Finance for Development

The realm of international development is in a period of turbulent change. Neo-mercantilist and geopolitical considerations are being re-centred in donor strategies, in a context of a rapidly changing development landscape, and the partial fracturing of the North-South axis that historically framed mainstream development imaginaries and interventions. At the same time, a growing number of countries across the income spectrum have established state-sponsored strategic investment funds with a domestic development mandate to co-invest with private partners and other sovereign entities, bringing the tools of modern finance into contemporary industrial policy-making (e.g. India’s National Infrastructure Investment Fund’s USD 1 billion investment agreement with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority). Conventional development institutions have, for their part, re-centred private sector-led economic growth in their narratives, policies and partnerships, and signalled a move from ‘foreign aid’ to ‘development finance’. The growing buzz has been around drawing in vastly bigger financial resources by using overseas development assistance (ODA) to catalyse and leverage private sector investment on a massive scale. The financing slogan of the Sustainable Development Goals is ‘from billions to trillions’, and is predicated precisely on a world ‘beyond aid’. This deepening and expanding of finance and financial markets in the name of development entails partnerships with actors that were not traditionally involved in development finance, such as hedge funds, venture capital, investment banks, credit rating agencies, global accountancy firms, and financial intermediaries. These trends have occurred at the same time as incredible expansion in financial instruments, practices, and programs targeting individuals, households and small-and-medium enterprises across the Global South, and in the management of land, nature, infrastructure, land and energy.

This session offers a forum to present scholarship exploring the emerging geographies of finance and development that result from the messy articulation and tensions between these developments across, within, and beyond the Global South. In particular, we welcome contributions exploring:

The organisers will also be inviting representatives from outside academia (e.g. think tanks; DFIs; financial services) as panel discussants who are engaged with financing for development.

Please submit paper abstracts (max. 250 words) to Ilias Alami. Specific questions regarding the session can be addressed to any of the organizers.

Submission Deadline: 22 October 2018

Association of Institutional Thought (AFIT) 2019 conference on "40 Years of AFIT: A Time for Reflection and Renewal" (San Diego, Apr. 2019)

24-27 April 2019 | San Diego, USA

The Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) invites you to submit papers and/or propose full session panels that examine the role of institutions in human society. As AFIT celebrates its 40th anniversary, we reflect on the relevance of the old institutional approach, methods, standards, and insights while exploring new theoretical developments and applications. Do you have a research paper that would fit within the confines of this broad tradition?

We encourage papers and sessions that (1) demonstrate how institutionalist and evolutionary approaches/concepts can be used to answer important economic questions, (2) offer theoretical developments and applications, (3) address serious methodological issues, and (4) show how institutional issues can be incorporated into the teaching of economics.

More specifically, we encourage submissions that tackle the following complex and challenging issues:

There are many more relevant and compelling issues beyond the list above. All proposals for papers and sessions reflecting the traditional and analytical perspectives represented by the Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) will be given serious consideration.

The conference is also receptive to proposals for panels that review and discuss books recently published, especially by AFIT members. We also welcome papers/sessions dealing with pedagogy: particularly those that offer innovative approaches to teaching politically sensitive/controversial issues (e.g. wealth, income, race, and gender inequality) and those that offer to incorporate institutionalism into economics curriculum effectively.

As always, AFIT encourages proposals from undergraduate and graduate students, and AFIT sponsors prizes for outstanding student papers.

For those who may be unfamiliar with institutional economics, Institutionalists see Homo sapiens as social animals that are strongly influenced by culture and the values underpinning it. Humans strive not only for basic material needs, but also for status among our peers. These pursuits are guided by institutions that we often describe as socially-sanctioned behaviors that include an enforcement mechanism. For example, consumption behavior—say, the purchase of a new BMW— is framed not as a process of an agent maximizing utility subject to some budget constraint. Instead it is examined within its social context and by the ways in this purchase serves to display one’s status and economic prowess.

The format of the 2019 conference panels does not include discussants; at AFIT sessions we seek more general discussion on the papers presented. However, if you organize a panel, and you find it necessary to designate discussants, you are welcome to do so. Proposals for complete sessions are strongly encouraged.

Online conference registration: opens on the WSSA website www.wssaweb.com, under “Conferences” tab, on the ‘Registration” link, after August 1, 2018. Online hotel registration: opens on the WSSA website www.wssaweb.com under the “Conferences” tab, on the “Registration” link, after October 1, 2018.

Submitters will need to provide the following:

All papers and proposals for the AFIT sessions must be submitted here.

For more information about AFIT, you are invited to visit our website.

If you have general queries regarding the conference, please contact the conference organizer and Vice President of AFIT, Reynold F. Nesiba

The submission deadline is: 1 December 2018.

Heterodox Sessions at the 2019 Eastern Economics Association Meeting (New York City, Feb. 2019)

28 Feburary - 03 March 2019 | New York, USA

The following call for papers related to sessions on the Eastern Economics Association meetings have been published:


AFEE is organizing sessions at the 2019 Eastern Economic Association meeting. The upcoming meeting is in New York, NY (at the New York Sheraton Hotel) from February 28-March 3, 2019.

If you would like to take some work off my hands and submit an entire session (ideally four papers) then submit all the abstracts to me by November 17 and indicate your desire that they all be included in one session. We prefer all presenters be AFEE members—or at minimum, plan to join AFEE before the conference.

At the bottom of your abstract please note any days you are unable to present. You will not have to pay the paper submission fee to the EEA.

For more details about the Eastern Economic Association meeting, see the following: https://www.ramapo.edu/eea/

Please submit to Robert Scott your abstract of no more than 200 words.

Submission Deadline: 17 November 2018

Association for Social Economics (ASE)

Submissions are now open for the Association for Social Economics sessions at the 2019 Eastern Economic Association meetings, being held in New York City. from Feb 28 – Mar 3, 2019. Please visit this link for more details.

Individual submissions and/or organized sessions are encouraged to submit proposals. Session themes that integrate economics and other social disciplines including philosophy, sociology, geography, political science, and anthropology are particularly encouraged.

All whose proposals are accepted must register for the conference but do not have to pay the paper submission fee. It is expected that all presenters are willing to serve as a chair and/or discussant on other ASE sessions. Please indicate in your submission if there are any days/times that you are unavailable during the conference.

Please e-mail Michael J. Murray your proposals for papers and/or complete sessions (or any questions about the meetings).

Submission deadline: 25 November 2018

History of Economics Society (HES) Conference on: "Factoring ‘Impact’ in H.E.T." (New York City, June 2019)

20-23 June 2019 | New York City, USA

The decision of Clarivate Analytics, publisher of Journal Citation Reports, to suppress its 2-year impact factors for History of Economic Ideas, the Journal of the History of Economic Thought, and the European Journal of the History of Economic Thought has sparked protest from some of our scholarly community’s prominent gatekeepers (https://historyofeconomics.org/jhet-and-ejhet-editors-appeal-against-impact-factor-suppression/) among others.

Besides protesting, historians of economics may see fit to subject the decision and related questions to scholarly treatment. Questions include:

Short papers addressing these questions are solicited for purposes of staging one or two sessions at the History of Economics Society annual conference at Columbia University, New York City, June 20-23, 2019, and composing a prospective journal minisymposium.

Papers should be up to 4,000 words. An extended abstract of 500 words is requested by December 15, 2018 and a full draft by April 1, 2019. Early expressions of interest are welcome. Communications may be sent to the session organizers, José Edwards (Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chile) and Stephen Meardon (Texas A&M International University, USA).

Submission deadline 15 December 2018

INET's YSI conference on "Inclusive or Exclusive Global Development? Scrutinizing Financial Inclusion" (York, Nov. 2018)

21 November 2018 | York, UK

Microfinance and then financial inclusion have become buzzwords in international development. Such initiatives have mobilised and generated large amounts of development funding, despite substantial amount of critique. Such critiques call for a more impartial assessment of the effectiveness of financial inclusion on the grounds that funds for microfinance, they argue, displaced development spendings on healthcare, education or infrastructure. In addition, the focus on expansion of financial markets to ‘bank’ and financially ‘include’ the poor may divert attention from more comprehensive and effective poverty reduction strategies. Critiques of this ‘way of doing development’ are often sidelined and labelled as ‘extreme’, ‘sloppy’ or ideology-driven rather than evidence-based. We believe that there is a need for contemporary development scholars from all disciplines to engage in those debates. This half-day workshop would bring in such scholars to discuss what we have learned from a decade of research on the microfinance, and how financial inclusion and the emergence of fintech may offer new opportunities - as well as risks - in for inclusive global development.

Confirmed Speakers: Milford Bateman, Richard Kozul-Wright (UNCTAD), Stephanie Blankenburg (UNCTAD), Kate Pickett (University of York), Lena Rethel (University of Warwick)

In the wake of the release of the book The Rise and Fall of Global Microcredit: Development, Debt and Disillusion (edited by Milford Bateman, Richard Kozul-Wright, Stephanie Blankenburg), we will scrutinize these questions through both in depth parallel sessions and a roundtable with a variety of perspectives on the issue. The goal is to bring scholars together from different disciplines and career stages to inform each others thinking.

Breakout sessions: These 3 parallel sessions will be for early career researcher presentations. The parallel sessions will be chaired by Roundtable presenters, who will be tasked with bringing the discussion emerging from the breakout sessions into the Roundtable discussion. The themes of the parallel sessions are: 1) Unpacking financial inclusion as a development tool, 2) Political Economy and Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Inclusion, and 3) Alternatives to Financial Inclusion.

Roundtable: The Roundtable aims to bring people from different perspectives together. Guiding questions for the Roundtable will be: What is [truly] inclusive finance for development? How does fintech offer opportunities for development? How does financialization offer opportunities and challenges related to development? How can global development institutions foster inclusive finance for development? What is the appropriate role for academics in scrutinizing and promoting inclusive development finance? Kate Pickett (University of York) will chair the discussion.

For the breakout sessions, we welcome papers focusing on, but not limited to, the following themes and topics:

Theme 1: Unpacking digital utopianism and financial inclusion as development tools

Theme 2: Political Economy and Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Inclusion

Theme 3: Alternatives to Financial Inclusion

The sessions will be chaired by one early career researcher coupled with one of the senior roundtable discussants who will offer reflections on the papers and conclude the session.

Submissions should be no more than 700 words and sent to development@youngscholarsinitiative.org with the subject line “Scrutinizing Financial Inclusion Submission”. Travel grants are available for accepted applicants.

Please find the original call here

Submission deadline 1 October 2018

Seminar on "Global Human Rights at Risk? Challenges, Prospects, and Reforms" (The Hague, June 2019)

6-7 January 2019 | The Hague, Netherlands

This multidisciplinary seminar aims to examine key debates and perspectives arising from various contemporary challenges to international human rights and emancipatory politics. First, the seminar examines whether, and if so, how the apparently declining influence of the West, the rise of authoritarianism, and increasing material inequality within and between nations could impact the legitimacy and effectiveness of international human rights. Second, the seminar invites new and radical perspectives that aim to reinvent the future of transnational human rights norms and human dignity — its substantive content, ethical assumptions, as well as its representative global and national institutions. Third, the seminar brings together leading and promising scholars in conversation with human rights practitioners in an effort to bring a dynamic and fruitful debate that bridges theory and practice.

This two-day conference will be held in The Hague — the political capital of the Netherlands and a multicultural city that hosts many important international organizations including the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. We hope that the conference would be a starting point towards building an international network of scholars and practitioners interested in rethinking emancipatory politics and human rights during these very challenging times.

We welcome paper proposals that reflect a wide variety of perspectives on human rights scholarship and practice, especially those that deal with theoretical and practical issues about human rights in the Global South. The following key questions represent some but not all of the puzzles that we seek to address:

While this conference welcomes paper proposals that are relevant to those aforementioned themes, the panel particularly also encourages contributions that address the following topics, with a particular focus on the Global South (country case studies, regional focus, or transnational overview):

Please submit your proposed abstract (maximum of 350 words) and a short biographical note (maximum of 150 words) with your contact details in PDF attached to this email address.

Please find the original call here.

Submission Deadline: 15 November 2018 (17:00 CET)

Special issue of Technological Forecasting and Social Change on “Digital Transformation of Social Theory”

This is a reminder of the CfP for a special issue of Technological Forecasting and Social Change on "Digital Transformation of Social Theory". This special issue does not invite social theories of the digital transformation, but instead attempts at digital transformations of social theory. Manuscripts and other modes of presenting arguments and analyses that are cognizant with the above-mentioned systematic failure to “walk their own talk” are welcome, especially if they promise to illuminate general and/or specific aspects of the digital transformation of social theories, addressing questions and memes of the following non-exclusive type:

Further information can be found here.

Manuscripts must constitute original research and comply with the Technological Forecasting and Social Changesubmission guidelines. In the online system please ensure you submit your paper within Manuscript Type: ‘Special Issue: Digital transformation of social theory’.

Please do not hesitate to email to roths@esc-larochelle.fr or steffen.roth@ysu.am for informal enquiries on the special issue.

Submission deadline 15 October 2018

URPE at the Western Social Science Association (WSSA) Annual Conference (San Diego, Apr. 2019)

24-27 April 2019 | San Diego, USA

For the second straight year, URPE is organizing sessions at the Western Social Science Association conference. The next WSSA conference is in San Diego, CA from April 24-27, 2019. For more details on the conference visit http://www.wssaweb.com/conferences.html.

URPE is interested in proposals from any perspective that incorporates or is sympathetic to Radical Political Economy. Submissions could involve individual papers, entire sessions, round tables on important topics or books, and sessions and workshops on teaching. Submissions by graduate students, activists and academics are encouraged. We plan to organize sessions featuring graduate student presenters, and to construct workshops that will be of use to graduate students and newer faculty. There is no specific theme for the URPE at WSSA sessions.

To submit a paper, visit this website and click on the link for the Union for Radical Political Economics. Presenters must be URPE members at the time of submission unless the session is cosponsored with another organization.For questions about the URPE at WSSA conference, contact either Geoff Schneider or Scott Carter, who are coordinating this initiative.

Submission deadline: 1 December 2018

Call for Participants

Public lecture on "Economics for Campaigners" (Greenwich, Oct. 2018)

11 October 2018 | Greenwich, UK

The Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC) and the Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA) invite scholars to their third free public lecture for citizens and campaigners on "What is finance for?" on the 11th of October 2018, room Queen Anne Court QA075, 19:00, University of Greenwich.

Among others, Jeff Powell, Senior Lecturer in Economics, UoG, will discuss the following questions:

We will have an interactive discussion exploring difficult questions; we will debunk myths, challenge common misconceptions, and discuss alternatives to mainstream policies. The aim is to support citizens and campaigners to become confident in contributing to policy debates in their communities and organisations about the most urgent social and economic questions of our time. We assume no prior background knowledge and aim to introduce key concepts building on your experience as citizens or campaigners.

All events are scheduled for 19:00-21:00 to make it feasible to attend after work. Events are two hours per month including an introduction and lots of time for debate in a participatory format including group discussions and/or questions and answers.

To see a full list of our Economics for Campaigners events, click here.

Detailed information on getting to University of Greenwich can be found here.

Please register here

The Hyman P. Minsky Summer Seminar (Annandale-on-Hudson, June 2019)

16-22 June 2019 | Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA

The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College is pleased to announce the tenth Minsky Summer Seminar will be held from June 16–22, 2019. The Seminar will provide a rigorous discussion of both the theoretical and applied aspects of Minsky’s economics, with an examination of meaningful prescriptive policies relevant to the current economic and financial outlook. It will also provide an introduction to Wynne Godley’s stock-flow consistent modeling methods via hands-on workshops.

The Summer Seminar will be of particular interest to graduate students, recent graduates, and those at the beginning of their academic or professional careers. The teaching staff will include well-known economists working in the theory and policy tradition of Hyman Minsky and Wynne Godley.

Applications may be made to Kathleen Mullaly at the Levy Institute, and should include a letter of application and current curriculum vitae. Admission to the Summer Seminar will include provision of room and board on the Bard College campus. The registration fee for the Seminar will be $350.

Due to limited space availability, the Seminar will be limited to 30 participants.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting in January 2019.

Job Postings

Chamber of Labour Vienna, Austria

Job title: Researcher at the Deparment of Business and Economics with a focus on distribution issues and macro economics

The Chamber of Labour is currently looking for a researcher in their department of business and economics. The applicant is expected to publish research, teach and present on conferences, process scientific findings and communicate them to the public via media outlets. International applicants are welcome but the candidates should be willing to learn German in due time.

Applications (including a phone number) should be sent to the following address:

Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien
Prinz Eugen-Straße 20-22
1040 Wien

Or via email to: personalabteilung@akwien.at.

Further information is available here (only in German).

Application deadline: 08 October 2018

University of Arizona Tuscon, USA

Job title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Multiple Positions), Political Economy & Moral Science

Department: Political Economy & Moral Science

Job description

The University of Arizona Department of Political Economy and Moral Science anticipates appointing tenure track faculty members, with appointments beginning in the Fall of 2019. The positions are contingent upon funding. Expected rank: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. A record of distinguished research in political economy broadly construed (analytic, experimental, or historical) or “PPE,” and a Ph.D. in a relevant field are required. The successful candidates will contribute to the Department’s undergraduate major in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law and to the Department’s development, including planning for a masters degree.

The Department of Political Economy and Moral Science emphatically welcomes applications from scholars with diverse perspectives and methods who are eager to work in an interdisciplinary setting. Applications should include:

Application materials must be submitted on the university website. In addition, it is requested that a hard copy of application materials be sent to David Schmidtz, Search Committee Chair, Department of Political Economy and Moral Science. Nominations may also be sent to this address: 213 Social Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0027.

Additional information

This announcement appears in various venues. Review of materials to begin on October 1, 2018 and to continue until the position is filled. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA/M/W/D/V employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

Contribute to the Department’s undergraduate major in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law and to the Department’s development, including planning for a masters degree.

Please find the original posting as well as further information here and the link to apply here.

No application deadline.

University of British Columbia, CA

Job title: Assistant Professor in the History of Capitalism before 1800

Job description

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the History of Capitalism before 1800, with an expected start date of 1 July 2019. Thematic and geographic specialty is open.

The successful candidate will show outstanding potential as an innovative scholar and researcher, as evidenced by their record of intellectual engagement, published work, and/or work in progress. A strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate level is also required. The successful candidate would be expected to offer courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level within their area of specialization, as well as teaching lower division surveys, including HIST 108, The Global History of Capitalism. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or will have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2019.

Applicants should apply only through the UBC faculty careers website. Applicants should upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a cover letter or letter of application, a curriculum vitae, up to three article-length samples of scholarship (including published articles, unpublished papers, or book/dissertation chapters), and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Applicants should also arrange to have three signed and confidential letters of reference sent by email to Ms. Janet Mui or by mail to: Ms. Janet Mui, Capitalism Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, 1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, CANADA.

Applicants with questions about the position are welcome to contact the search chair, Dr. Joy Dixon.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please find the original posting as well as a link to apply here.

Application deadline: 15 October 2018

University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

Job title: Assistant Professor position in Open Economy Macroeconomics and International Finance (tenure track)

The Department of Economics at UMass Boston invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Open Economy Macroeconomics and International Finance, to begin September 1, 2019.

This position will support our undergraduate majors as well as the Department's M.A. in Applied Economics, requiring a commitment to high quality teaching. We are especially interested in candidates using heterodox (such as, but not limited to, post-Keynesian and Marxian) approaches. Candidates must complete their Ph.Ds. no later than August 31, 2019, and provide evidence of progress towards an excellent scholarly record. Evidence of successful teaching with diverse students is strongly preferred.

Application instructions

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and email addresses of three references. Please include in your letter of application an explanation of how your work would complement the heterodox nature of the Department.

Please find more information here and a link to the application form here.

No application deadline

University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA

There are three positions available at the Economics Department of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst:

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job title: Political Economy of Latin American Development

Job Description

The Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-system appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. Fields are open. We particularly encourage candidates specializing in the Political Economy of Latin American Development to apply. Applicants may be considered for more than one position in the Department. Under exceptional circumstances, candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. Economics faculty members at UMass Amherst work in diverse areas, including the political economy of class, gender, race, environment, and economic development, as well as microeconomics and macroeconomics, from both heterodox and mainstream approaches.


A completed Ph.D. in Economics or a related field or comparable training and experience is required. Candidates will be judged on their scholarly research as well as teaching. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions

To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, a recent research paper, and, if possible, evidence of teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates may interview at the ASSA meeting (January 2019) and are encouraged to use AEA signaling.

Please find further information here and the link to the application form here.

Application deadline: 24 August 2020

Job title: Political Economy of the environment

Job Description

The Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-system appointment at the level of Associate Professor. Fields are open. We particularly encourage candidates specializing in the Political Economy of Environment, Economics of Sustainability, Environmental Justice, and Environmental Movements to apply.

Applicants may be considered for more than one position in the Department. Under exceptional circumstances, candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Economics faculty members at UMass Amherst work in diverse areas, including the political economy of class, gender, race, environment, and economic development, as well as microeconomics and macroeconomics, from both heterodox and mainstream approaches.


A completed Ph.D. in Economics or a related field or comparable training and experience is required. Candidates will be judged on their scholarly research as well as teaching. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions

To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, a recent research paper, and, if possible, evidence of teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates may interview at the ASSA meeting (January 2019) and are encouraged to use AEA signaling.

Please find further information here and the link to the application portal here.

Application deadline: 24 August 2020

Job title: Assistant Prof. Joint Hire with SPP (Public Policy)

The Economics Department and the School of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invite applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Fields are open. We encourage candidates with expertise in all fields of public policy to apply. Economics faculty members at UMass Amherst work in diverse areas, including the political economy of class, gender, race, environment, and economic development, as well as microeconomics and macroeconomics, from both heterodox and mainstream approaches. The School of Public Policy offers professional programs that prepare students for work in government and the non-profit sector and serves as a campus hub for policy-focused research.


A completed Ph.D. in Economics or Public Policy or a related field or comparable training and experience is required. Candidates will be judged on their scholarly research as well as teaching. Enthusiasm and capacity to contribute to the new School of Public Policy is essential. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions

To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, a recent research paper, and, if possible, evidence of teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates may interview at the ASSA meeting (January 2019) and are encouraged to use AEA signaling.

Please find further information here and the link to the application portal here.

Application deadline: 21 September 2020

Additional Information:

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the major public research universities in the U.S. The university is a member of the Five College consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

University of Sussex, UK

Job title: Lecturer in Gender and Global Political Economy

Job description

The Department of International Relations in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex invites applications for a three-year Lectureship in Gender and Global Political Economy.

Applicants must have a demonstrable ability to teach modules on gender and global political economy and introductory modules on global or international political economy. We are particularly interested in scholars working on gender and global or international political economy from a feminist and/or decolonial perspective.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to direct informal enquiries to the Head of International Relations, Patricia Owens.

The full job description can be found here.

How to apply

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

Please find the terms and conditions summary for Teaching Faculty Terms and Conditions here.

The original job posting can be found here.

Application deadline: 2 November 2018


Winner Announcement: Elinor Ostrom Prize 2018

The annual Elinor Ostrom Prize competition of £1000 is awarded to the best paper published in the Journal of Institutional Economics in the preceding year. The prize is financed by Millennium Economics Ltd, the owner of the journal.

The jury for the 2018 Elinor Ostrom Prize competition was Christopher Coyne, David Dequech, Thrainn Eggertsson and Will Milberg. The winner of the 2018 Elinor Ostrom Prize is:

Avner Greif and Joel Mokyr (2017)Cognitive rules, institutions and economic growth: Douglass North and beyondJOIE 13(1): 25-52.

Please find further information about the Ellinor Ostrom prize as well as this year's winners here.


Accounting, Organizations and Society, 70

Lucy F. Ackert, Bryan K. Church and Ping Zhang: Informed traders’ performance and the information environment: Evidence from experimental asset markets

Liz Warren and Will Seal: Using investment appraisal models in strategic negotiation: The cultural political economy of electricity generation

Ole-Kristian Hope and Jingjing Wang: Management deception, big-bath accounting, and information asymmetry: Evidence from linguistic analysis

Lindsay M. Andiola and Jean C. Bedard: Delivering the “tough message”: Moderators of subordinate auditors’ reactions to feedback

Chris P. Long: To control and build trust: How managers use organizational controls and trust-building activities to motivate subordinate cooperation

Mandy M. Cheng, Kerry A. Humphreys and Yichelle Y. Zhang: The interplay between strategic risk profiles and presentation format on managers' strategic judgments using the balanced scorecard

Brazilian Journal of Political Economy / Revista de Economia Política, 28 (3)

Ariel Dvoskin and Germán David Feldman: A formal assessment of new-developmentalist theory and policy

Marco Bulhões Cecilio: A lucratividade dos bancos norte-americanos após a crise de 2007/2008

Marcos Vinicius Isaias Mendes: Is it the end of North-American hegemony? A structuralist perspective on Arrighis systemic cycles of accumulation and the theory of hegemonic stability

Adriano José Pereira and Herton Castiglioni Lopes: The market for the "old" and the "new" institutional economics

Assilio Luiz Zanella de Araujo: Summers depois de Hansen? Comparação das explicações convencionais e não convencionais acerca da estagnação nas economias avançadas

Hugo Carcanholo Iasco Pereira and Marcelo Luiz Curado: Revisitando o debate inercialista da inflação brasileira

Mauricio Metri: A Virtù Econômico-Monetária

Rosa Maria Marques, Salomão Barros Ximenes and Camila Kimie Ugino: Governos Lula e Dilma em matéria de seguridade social e acesso à educação superior

Nelson Henrique Barbosa-Filho: Composição dos Juros Líquidos Pagos pelo Setor Público no Brasil: 2002-2017s

Brena Paula Magno Fernandez: Economia feminista: metodologias, problemas de pesquisa e propostas teóricas em prol da igualdade de gêneros

Anita Kon: A inovação nos serviços como instrumento para a Inovação Social: uma visão integrativa

Ecological Economics, 154


Marco Sonnberger and Matthias Gross: Rebound Effects in Practice: An Invitation to Consider Rebound From a Practice Theory Perspective

Augusto Seabra Santos and Alexandre N. Almeida: The Impact of Deforestation on Malaria Infections in the Brazilian Amazon

Ettore Bianchi, Cristian Accastello, Daniel Trappmann, Simone Blanc and Filippo Brun: The Economic Evaluation of Forest Protection Service Against Rockfall: A Review of Experiences and Approaches


Mariam Maki Sy, Hélène Rey-Valette, Monique Simier, Vanina Pasqualini, Charles Figuières and Rutger De Wit: Identifying Consensus on Coastal Lagoons Ecosystem Services and Conservation Priorities for an Effective Decision Making: A Q Approach

Mark Sagoff: What Is Invasion Biology?

M. Hirons, E. Robinson, C. McDermott, A. Morel, R. Asare, E. Boyd, T. Gonfa, T.W. Gole, Y. Malhi and J. Mason, K. Norris: Understanding Poverty in Cash-crop Agro-forestry Systems: Evidence from Ghana and Ethiopia

Stefanija Veljanoska: Can Land Fragmentation Reduce the Exposure of Rural Households to Weather Variability?

Bassirou Diop, Nicolas Sanz, Yves Jamont Junior Duplan, El Hadji Mama Guene, Fabian Blanchard, Jean-Christophe Pereau and Luc Doyen: Maximum Economic Yield Fishery Management in the Face of Global Warming

Insa Theesfeld: From Land to Water Grabbing: A Property Rights Perspective on Linked Natural Resources

Michael T. Bennett, Yazhen Gong and Riccardo Scarpa: Hungry Birds and Angry Farmers: Using Choice Experiments to Assess “Eco-compensation” for Coastal Wetlands Protection in China

Rebecca Hartje, Dorothee Bühler and Ulrike Grote: Eat Your Fish and Sell It, Too – Livelihood Choices of Small-Scale Fishers in Rural Cambodia

Tommi Ekholm: Climatic Cost-benefit Analysis Under Uncertainty and Learning on Climate Sensitivity and Damages

Bernd Siebenhüner: Conflicts in Transdisciplinary Research: Reviewing Literature and Analysing a Case of Climate Adaptation in Northwestern Germany

Greer K. Gosnell: Communicating Resourcefully: A Natural Field Experiment on Environmental Framing and Cognitive Dissonance in Going Paperless

Emily Pindilli, Rachel Sleeter and Dianna Hogan: Estimating the Societal Benefits of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Through Peatland Restoration

Daniel P. Bigelow and Hongliang Zhang: Supplemental irrigation water rights and climate change adaptation

Asjad Naqvi and Engelbert Stockhammer: Directed Technological Change in a Post-Keynesian Ecological Macromodel

Fei Yuan and Kevin P. Gallagher: Greening Development Lending in the Americas: Trends and Determinants

Xuqi Chen, Zhifeng Gao, Marilyn Swisher, Lisa House and Xin Zhao: Eco-labeling in the Fresh Produce Market: Not All Environmentally Friendly Labels Are Equally Valued

Mihoko Wakamatsu and Christopher M. Anderson: The Endogenous Evolution of Common Property Management Systems

Julia Martin-Ortega and Kerry A. Waylen: PES What a Mess? An Analysis of the Position of Environmental Professionals in the Conceptual Debate on Payments for Ecosystem Services

H. Wang and P. Zhou: Assessing Global CO Emission Inequality From Consumption Perspective: An Index Decomposition Analysis

A.-S. Lafuite and G. Denise, M. Loreau: Sustainable Land-use Management Under Biodiversity Lag Effects

Benjamin A. Jones: Forest-attacking Invasive Species and Infant Health: Evidence From the Invasive Emerald Ash Borer

Marianna Gilli, Francesco Nicolli and Paola Farinelli: Behavioural attitudes towards waste prevention and recycling

Elena C. Rubino, Elizabeth F. Pienaar and José R. Soto: Structuring Legal Trade in Rhino Horn to Incentivize the Participation of South African Private Landowners

A. Lagarde, L. Doyen, A. Ahad-Cissé, N. Caill-Milly, S. Gourguet, O. Le Pape, C. Macher, G. Morandeau and O. Thébaud: How Does MMEY Mitigate the Bioeconomic Effects of Climate Change for Mixed Fisheries

Jon Strand: Forest Preservation Under REDD+ Schemes With Incentives Distortions

Mari Niva and Piia Jallinoja: Taking a Stand through Food Choices? Characteristics of Political Food Consumption and Consumers in Finland

Jarkko Levänen, Tatu Lyytinen and Sebastian Gatica: Modelling the Interplay Between Institutions and Circular Economy Business Models: A Case Study of Battery Recycling in Finland and Chile

Anoma Ariyawardana, Lilly Lim-Camacho, Steven Crimp, Michael Wellington and Simon Somogyi: Consumer Response to Climate Adaptation Strategies in the Food Sector: An Australian Scenario

Salvatore Di Falco and Sindra Sharma: Investing in Climate Change Adaptation: Motivations and Green Incentives in the Fiji Islands

Petr Mariel and Jürgen Meyerhoff: A More Flexible Model or Simply More Effort? On the Use of Correlated Random Parameters in Applied Choice Studies

Methodological and Ideological Options

Lisa A. Wainger, Ryan Helcoski, Kevin W. Farge, Brandy A. Espinola and Gary T. Green: Evidence of a Shared Value for Nature

Sasan Bakhtiari: Coming Out Clean: Australian Carbon Pricing and Clean Technology Adoption

Joseph J. Abram and James G. Dyke: Structural Loop Analysis of Complex Ecological Systems

Ida Kubiszewski, Nabeeh Zakariyya and Robert Costanza: Objective and Subjective Indicators of Life Satisfaction in Australia: How Well Do People Perceive What Supports a Good Life?

European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention , 15 (2)


Louis-Philippe Rochon: Obituary: Basil J. Moore (1933-2018)

Special Forum on Unconventional Monetary Policy

Mattia Guerini, Francesco Lamperti, and Andrea Mazzocchetti: Unconventional monetary policy: between the past and future of monetary economics

Jean-Luc Gaffard, Mauro Napoletano and Stefano Battiston: Some reflections on inflation targeting, monetary-fiscal policy interactions and unconventional monetary policies

Marc Lavoie and Brett Fiebiger: Unconventional monetary policies, with a focus on quantitative easing

Marcello Minenna, Giovanni Dosi and Andrea Roventini: ECB monetary expansions and Euro area TARGET2 imbalances: a balance-of-payment-based decomposition

Special Forum on Unconventional Monetary Policy

Jonathan Michie: Forms of Globalisation: from ‘capitalism unleashed’ to a global green new deal

Thomas I. Palley: Three globalizations, not two: rethinking the history and economics of trade and globalization

Jayati Ghosh: Global instability and the development project: is the twenty-first century different?

Barbara Fritz, Luiz F. de Paula and Daniela Magalhães Prates: Global currency hierarchy and national policy space: a framework for peripheral economies

Hansjörg Herr: Underdevelopment and unregulated markets: why free markets do not lead to catching-up

Bruno Amable: Diversity and the dynamics of capitalism

European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 25 (3)

Beate Sauer and Friedrich L. Sell: Lost in translation – a revival of Wolfgang Stützel's Balances Mechanics

Philippe Légé: History, utility and liberty: John Stuart Mill's critical examination of Auguste Comte

Luca Fiorito and Massimiliano Vatiero: Positional goods and social welfare: a note on George Pendleton Watkins’ neglected contribution

Michele Bee: Wealth and sensibility. The historical outcome of better living conditions for all according to Adam Smith

Journal of Agrarian Change, 18 (4)


Chris Carlson: Rethinking the agrarian question: Agriculture and underdevelopment in the Global South

Alex Dubb: The value components of contract farming in contemporary capitalism

Marion W. Dixon: Chemical fertilizer in transformations in world agriculture and the state system, 1870 to interwar period

Augustin Palliere, Jean‐Luc Paul, and Hubert Cochet: Labour commodification, differentiation, and marginalization of the peasantry in Sella Limba (Sierra Leone) from 1950 to the present

Jevgeniy Bluwstein, Jens Friis Lund, Kelly Askew, Howard Stein, Christine Noe, Rie Odgaard, Faustin Maganga and Linda Engström: Between dependence and deprivation: The interlocking nature of land alienation in Tanzania

Leslie C. Gray, Brian Dowd‐Uribe, and Jonathan Kaminski: Weaving cotton‐led development? Liberalization, cotton producer organizations, and uneven development in Burkina Faso

KuoRay Mao and Eric A. Hanley: State corporatism and environmental harm: Tax farming and desertification in northwestern China

Symposium: Small Holders in Communist and Post-Communist Societies

Stephen K. Wegren and David J. O'Brien: Introduction to symposium: Smallholders in communist and postcommunist societies

Saule Burkitbayeva, Johan Swinnen: Smallholder agriculture in transition economies

Jan Fałkowski: Together we stand, divided we fall? Smallholders' access to political power and their place in Poland's agricultural system

Zvi Lerman and David Sedik: Transition to smallholder agriculture in Central Asia

Stephen K. Wegren: The “left behind”: Smallholders in contemporary Russian agriculture

Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 28 (3)

Giacomo Vaccario, Mario V. Tomasello, Claudio J. Tessone and Frank Schweitzer: Quantifying knowledge exchange in R&D networks: a data-driven model

Yaron Zelekha, Erez Yaakobi and Gil Avnimelech: Attachment orientations and entrepreneurship

Bo Yan, Zijie Jin, Lifeng Liu and Si Liu: Factors influencing the adoption of the internet of things in supply chains

Olli Lehtonen and Markku Tykkyläinen: Path dependence in net migration during the ICT boom and two other growth periods: the case of Finland, 1980-2013

Zora Kovacic, Marcello Spanò, Samuele Lo Piano and Alevgul H. Sorman: Finance, energy and the decoupling: an empirical study

Torben Klarl: Complementarity of willingness to pay and cost heterogeneity under vertical product differentiation: A welfare analysis

Michiel van de Leur and Mikhail Anufriev: Timing under individual evolutionary learning in a continuous double auction

Adrien Querbes: Banned from the sharing economy: an agent-based model of a peer-to-peer marketplace for consumer goods and services

Olga A. Rud and Jean Paul Rabanal: Evolution of markets: a simulation with centralized, decentralized and posted offer formats

Journal of Institutional Economics, 14 (5)

Carl David Mildenberger: Spontaneous disorder: conflict-kindling institutions in virtual worlds

Bryan C. Mccannon, Colleen Tokar Asaad and Mark Wilson: Contracts and trust: complements or substitutes?

Dylan Dellisanti and Richard E. Wagner: Bankruptcies, bailouts, and some political economy of corporate reorganization

Nadia von Jacobi: Institutional interconnections: understanding symbiotic relationships

Julia R. Norgaard, Harold J. Walbert and R. August Hardy: Shadow markets and hierarchies: comparing and modeling networks in the Dark Net

Colin Harris: Institutional solutions to free-riding in peer-to-peer networks: a case study of online pirate communities

Juan Pablo Couyoumdjian and Cristián Larroulet: Ideas, leaders, and institutions in 19th-century Chile

Giampaolo Garzarelli and Lyndal Keeton: Laboratory federalism and intergovernmental grants

Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 41 (3)

Muhammad Ali Nasir and Jamie Morgan: The unit root problem: Affinities between ergodicity and stationarity, its practical contradictions for central bank policy, and some consideration of alternatives

Alberto Botta and Daniele Tori: The theoretical and empirical fragilities of the expansionary austerity theory

Vineet Kohli: Functional income distribution and effective demand in India: An applied post Keynesian model

Yoshimichi Murakami and René A. Hernández: The impacts of China on economic growth: Evidence for Brazil, Chile, and Peru

Douglas Alcantara Alencar, Frederico G. Jayme Jr. and Gustavo Britto: Productivity, real exchange rate, and aggregate demand: An empirical exercise applied to Brazil from 1960 to 2011

David Dequech: Institutions in the economy and some institutions of mainstream economics: From the late 1970s to the 2008 financial and economic crisis

New Political Economy, 23 (6)

Jonathan Hopkin and Ben Rosamond: Post-truth Politics, Bullshit and Bad Ideas: ‘Deficit Fetishism’ in the UK

Zhiyuan Wang: Economic Competition, Policy Interdependence, and Labour Rights

Thomas Paster: How Do Business Interest Groups Respond to Political Challenges? A Study of the Politics of German Employers

Kate Ervine: How Low Can It Go? Analysing the Political Economy of Carbon Market Design and Low Carbon Prices

Antti Ronkainen and Ville-Pekka Sorsa: Quantitative Easing Forever? Financialisation and the Institutional Legitimacy of the Federal Reserve’s Unconventional Monetary Policy

Christopher M. Dent: Clean Energy Trade Governance: Reconciling Trade Liberalism and Climate Interventionism?

Paul Lewis, Fei Peng and Magnus Ryner: Welfare Capitalism in Post-Industrial Times: Trilemma or Power Over Rents?

Ben Spies-Butcher and Gareth Bryant: Accounting for Income-Contingent Loans as a Policy Hybrid: Politics of Discretion and Discipline in Financialising Welfare States

Richard Ronald and Justin Kadi: The Revival of Private Landlords in Britain’s Post-Homeownership Society

Oscar Berglund: Contesting Actually Existing Austerity

Problemas del Desarrollo, 49 (194)

Magdalena Rua and Nicolás Zeolla: Foreign Exchange Deregulation, Capital Flight, and Debt: The Recent Experience in Argentina

Marcela Astudillo and Raúl Porras: Accountability and the Allocation of Public Debt by the Mexico City Government

Domingo Rodríguez Benavides, Miguel Ángel Mendoza González, and Miguel Ángel Martínez García: Capital Accumulation and State Growth in Mexico: A Panel Data Analysis

Roberto Diego Quintana : Government Policy vs. Public Policy: Avatars for the Wind Farms on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec

Priscilla Massa-Sánchez, Rosa del Cisne Arcos, and Daniel Maldonado: Large-Scale Mining and Social Conflicts: Analysis of Southern Ecuador

Fahd Boundi Chraki: Uneven Development and Intensified Labor in the Eurozone

William Baca: The Impact of Veblen's Imperial Germany on Structuralist Approaches and Dependency Theory

Real-World Economics Review, 85

Thomas Palley: Globalization checkmated?

Post-crisis, next crisis

David Ruccio and Jamie Morgan: Capital and class: Inequality after the crash

John M. Balder: Post-crisis perspective: sorting out money and credit and why they matter!

Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan: With their back to the future, will past earnings trigger the next crisis?

Changing economics

Asad Zaman: Radical paradigm shifts

Deniz Kellecioglu: How to transform economics and systems of power?

Jamie Morgan: Economics and normativity in four sections

Jorge Buzaglo: From Pareto economics, to Pareto politics, to fascism

Alicia Puyana: Trump politics towards Mexico: Renegotiating NAFTA while invocating the Monroe Doctrine

Leon Podkaminer: The structure of “crowding out” is reappearing

Rethinking Marxism, 30 (2)


Andreas Malm: Marx on Steam: From the Optimism of Progress to the Pessimism of Power

Mathieu Dubeau: Reclaiming Species-Being: Toward an Interspecies Historical Materialism

Michael E. Gardiner: An Autonomist Marcuse?

Tim Christiaens: Neoliberalism and the Right to Be Lazy: Inactivity as Resistance in Lazzarato and Agamben

Stefano G. Azzarà: Left-Wing Nietzscheanism in Italy: Gianni Vattimo

Julian Roche: Can Biography Benefit from a Marxist Theory of Individuality? Lucien Sève’s Contribution to Biographical Theory and Practice

James Day: On Broken Ground


Joanne Barker: Decolonizing the Mind

Review of Behavioral Economics, 5 (2)

Engelbert Stockhammer and Rafael Wildauer: Expenditure Cascades, Low Interest Rates or Property Booms? Determinants of Household Debt in OECD Countries

Andrea Civelli and Cary Deck: A Flexible and Customizable Method for Assessing Cognitive Abilities

Lisa Bruttel: The Limits of Buyer Power: Experimental Evidence

Robert L. Vienneau: Normal Forms for Switch Point Patterns

Review of International Political Economy, 25 (4)

Amy Skonieczny: Trading with the enemy: narrative, identity and US trade politics

Daniel Béland, Rosina Foli, Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh and J. J. Woo: Instrument constituencies and transnational policy diffusion: the case of conditional cash transfers

Katrin Eggenberger: When is blacklisting effective? Stigma, sanctions and legitimacy: the reputational and financial costs of being blacklisted

Jonas Meckling and Jonas Nahm: When do states disrupt industries? Electric cars and the politics of innovation

Yoon Ah Oh: Power asymmetry and threat points: negotiating China's infrastructure development in Southeast Asia

Francesco Stolfi: A more German Italy? Competition and the development of relationship lending

Science & Society, 82 (4)


Paul Blackledge: Hegemony and Intervention: Alan Shandro's Lenin

Annamária Artner: Is Catching Up Possible? The Example of Central and Eastern Europe

Christopher Gunderson: Autonomist Marxist Interpretations of the Zapatista Uprising: A Critique


Paul C. Mishler: Is the Term “Stalinism” Valid and Useful for Marxist Analysis?


Grover Furr: Stalin Reappraised: Comments on Meyer

Gerald Meyer: Grover Furr on “Joseph Stalin: Revisionist Biography”: A Response

The Review of Austrian Economics, 31 (3)

Simon Bilo: Intertemporal capital substitution and Hayekian booms

Christopher S. Martin and Nikolai G. Wenzel: Misjudging the character of the welfare state: Hayek, generality, and the knowledge problem

Ferdinando Meacci and Carmelo Ferlito: The classical roots of the Austrian theory of capital and entrepreneurship

Michael Douma: Introduction: Symposium on history and Austrian economics

Leonid Krasnozhon and Mykola Bunyk: The role of the German Historical School in the development of Mises’s thought

Michael Douma: “Why historians have failed to recognize Mises’s Theory and History

Nick Cowen: Mill’s radical end of laissez-faire: A review essay of the political economy of progress: John Stuart Mill and modern radicalism

World Review of Political Economy, 9 (2)

Fred Moseley: Which Way Forward: Marx's Theory or Sraffa's Theory? A Reply to Laibman

Bruce E. Parry: The Revolution of Capitalist Relations Induced by the Technological Revolution of Electronics

Zhaochang Peng: Upscaling Agroecology: A Marxist Political Economy Approach to the “Feed the World” Debate

Raúl Delgado Wise and Henry Veltmeyer: Capitalist Development and Agrarian Change on the Latin American Periphery

Kalim Siddiqui: The Political Economy of India's Postplanning Economic Reform: A Critical Review

Mayra Velez-Serrano: A Long History of Wall Street Bailouts and How Puerto Rico Will Not Be Different

Books and Book Series

A Marxist History of Capitalism

by Henry Heller | 2018, Routledge

Henry Heller’s short account of the history of capitalism combines Marx’s economic and political thought with contemporary scholarship to shed light on the current capitalist crisis. makes the case that capitalism has now become self-destructive, and that our current era of neoliberalism may trigger a transition to a democratic and ecologically aware form of socialism.

Please find a link to the book here.

Advancing Pluralism in Teaching Economics: International Perspectives on a Textbook Science

by Samuel Decker, Wolfram Elsner and Svenja Flechtner | 2018, Routledge

This volume is a state-of-the-art compilation of diverse, innovative and international perspectives on the rationales for and pathways towards pluralist economics teaching. It fosters constructive controversy aiming to incite authors and commentators to engage in fruitful debates.

Please find a link to the book here.

Affordable Housing Governance and Finance: Innovations, partnerships and comparative perspectives

by Gerard Van Bortel, Vincent Gruis, Joost Nieuwenhuijzen and Ben Pluijmers | 2018, Routledge

There is a large shortage of affordable housing across Europe. In high‐demand urban areas housing shortages lead to unaffordable prices for many target groups. This book explores innovations to support a sufficient supply of affordable and sustainable rental housing.

Please find a link to the book here.

From Commune to Capitalism: How China’s Peasants Lost Collective Farming and Gained Urban Poverty

by Zhun Xu | 2018, Monthly Review Press

In the early 1980s, China undertook a massive reform that dismantled its socialist rural collectives and divided the land among millions of small peasant families. Known as the decollectivization campaign, it is one of the most significant reforms in China’s transition to a market economy. From the beginning, the official Chinese accounts, and many academic writings, uncritically portray this campaign as a huge success, both for the peasants and the economy as a whole. This mainstream history argues that the rural communes, suffering from inefficiency, greatly improved agricultural productivity under the decollectivization reform. It also describes how the peasants, due to their dissatisfaction with the rural regime, spontaneously organized and collectively dismantled the collective system.

A closer examination suggests a much different and more nuanced story. By combining historical archives, field work, and critical statistical examinations, From Commune to Capitalism argues that the decollectivization campaign was neither a bottom-up, spontaneous peasant movement, nor necessarily efficiency-improving. On the contrary, the reform was mainly a top-down, coercive campaign, and most of the efficiency gains came from simply increasing the usage of inputs, such as fertilizer, rather than institutional changes. The book also asks an important question: Why did most of the peasants peacefully accept this reform? Zhun Xu answers that the problems of the communes contributed to the passiveness of the peasantry; that decollectivization, by depoliticizing the peasantry and freeing rural labor to compete with the urban workers, served as both the political and economic basis for consequent Chinese neoliberal reforms and a massive increase in all forms of economic, political, and social inequality. Decollectivization was, indeed, a huge success, although far from the sort suggested by mainstream accounts.

Please find a link to the book here.

Landed Estates and Rural Inequality in English History: From the Mid-Seventeenth Century to the Present

by Eric Jones | 2018, Palgrave MacMillan

Based on a detailed investigation of local sources, this book examines the history of the landed estate system in England since the mid-seventeenth century. Over recent centuries England was increasingly occupied by landed estates run by locally dominant and nationally influential owners. Historically, newcomers adopted the behaviour of existing landowners, all of whom presided over a relatively impoverished mass of rural inhabitants. Preferences for privacy and fine views led landowners to demolish or remove some whole villages. Alongside extensive landscape remodelling, rights-of-way were often privatised, imposing a cost on the economy.

Social and environmental implications of the landed system as a whole are discussed and particular attention is paid to the nineteenth-century investment of industrial profits in estates. Why was the system so attractive and how was it perpetuated? Matters of poverty and inequality have always been of perennial interest to scholars of many persuasions and to the educated public; with this important book surveying environmental concerns in addition.

Please find a link to the book here.

Neoliberalism's Demons - On the Political Theology of Late Capital

by Adam Kotsko | 2018, Stanford University Press

By both its supporters and detractors, neoliberalism is usually considered an economic policy agenda. Neoliberalism's Demons argues that it is much more than that: a complete worldview, neoliberalism presents the competitive marketplace as the model for true human flourishing. And it has enjoyed great success: from the struggle for "global competitiveness" on the world stage down to our individual practices of self-branding and social networking, neoliberalism has transformed every aspect of our shared social life.

The book explores the sources of neoliberalism's remarkable success and the roots of its current decline. Neoliberalism's appeal is its promise of freedom in the form of unfettered free choice. But that freedom is a trap: we have just enough freedom to be accountable for our failings, but not enough to create genuine change. If we choose rightly, we ratify our own exploitation. And if we choose wrongly, we are consigned to the outer darkness—and then demonized as the cause of social ills. By tracing the political and theological roots of the neoliberal concept of freedom, Adam Kotsko offers a fresh perspective, one that emphasizes the dynamics of race, gender, and sexuality. More than that, he accounts for the rise of right-wing populism, arguing that, far from breaking with the neoliberal model, it actually doubles down on neoliberalism's most destructive features.

Please find a link to the book here.

Overripe Economy: American Capitalism and the Crisis of Democracy

by Alan Nasser | 2018, Pluto Press

From industrialisation to the present day, Overripe Economy is a genealogy of the emergence of a finance-ridden, authoritarian, austerity-plagued American capitalism.

This panoramic political-economic history of the country, surveys the ruthlessly competitive capitalism of the nineteenth century, the maturation of industrial capitalism in the 1920s, the rise and fall of capitalism's Golden Age and the ensuing decline towards the modern era. Alan Nasser shows why the emergence of the persistent austerity of financialised neoliberal capitalism is the natural outcome of mature capitalism's evolution, revealing both the key structural and political vulnerabilities of capitalism itself and points towards the kind of system that can transcend it.

At the centre of the argument, is capitalism's ultimatum: either a 'new normal' of persistent austerity, declining democracy and a privatised state, or a polity and economy characterised by an economic democracy that can ensure both higher wages and a shorter working week.

Please find a link to the book here.

Principles of Macroeconomics: Activist vs Austerity Policies (2nd edition)

By Howard J. Sherman, Michael A. Meeropol and Paul D. Sherman | 2018, Routledge

This book provides an antidote to the standard macro texts offering multiple points of view instead of one standard line, a fact-based focus on the causes and cures of instability in economics, and an examination of inequality in the United States. This second edition includes new material on the Obama recovery, the crisis in the Eurozone, the rise of populism, and the current state of healthcare, education, and environmental issues in America to bring the text fully up to date.

Please find a link to the book here.

Social and Solidarity-based Economy and Territory - From Embeddedness to Co-construction

edited by Xabier Itçaina and Nadine Richez-Battesti | 2018, Peter Lang/CIRIEC

The articulation between the social and solidarity-based economy (SSE) and territory is not self-evident. For the contributions to this volume, the challenge was one of disentangling these interrelations by avoiding two pitfalls. The first, the idealist perspective, sees SSE as the magic answer to all neoliberalism-related ills. The demystifing perspective, by contrast, emphasizes the relentless routinization and isomorphism of SSE enterprises, which eventually end up resorting to market-oriented and/or public economy oriented models. Local case studies can extricate from this dilemma. Close observation of complex local configurations where public, private, associative and cooperative actors and issues are deeply entangled, enables to achieve a nuanced understanding of the territorial dynamics of the SSE. This book is the result of the International Ciriec working group on SSE and territory. It emanates from an interdisciplinary dialogue conducted among researchers from nine countries and two continents, Europe and America. If contexts vary from one country to another, the contributions underline the capacity of SSE to elaborate original inputs to social, economic and sustainable local development. Based on original case studies, the contributions illustrate different strategies of SSE organisations in their respective territories. SSE provides an innovative answer to changes in socio-economic and political regulations, by promoting new forms of territorial cooperation. Despite the differences between the case studies, all the chapters of this book contribute towards a balanced approach to the territorial regimes of the SSE which interweaves socio-economic approaches to local and community development, analysis of SSE governance, social mobilizations and territorial policymaking.

Please find a link to the book here.

Theories of Value from Adam Smith to Piero Sraffa (2nd Edition)

by Ajit Sinha | 2018, Routledge

This book presents a comprehensive account of more than 200 years of controversy on the classical theories of value and distribution. It focuses on four critical classics — Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations, David Ricardo’s Principles of Political Economy, Karl Marx’s Capital and Piero Sraffa’s Production of Commodities byMeans of Commodities. The book highlights significant differences in the celebrated theories as it searches for the ‘classical standpoint’ that separates them from the ‘moderns’. With a new Afterword that follows up on the debates and developments since the first edition, this book will appeal to scholars and academics of economic theory and philosophy, as well as to the general reader.

Please find a link to the book here.

Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants

History of Economics Society (HES) Early-Career Scholars Research Fund

The History of Economics Society welcomes applications by early career scholars for research funding of up to 1,500 dollars. The program supports early career scholars that otherwise would not have funds to undertake research activities. Up to 4 awards will be made every year.

Early career scholars are those studying for a PhD or within 4 years after completion of PhD. Eligible expenses include travel and accommodation costs for visits to archives, for recording of oral histories, or for similar activities. Subsistence, purchase of equipment, fees/licenses/rights, digitization and transcription costs are typically not eligible.

The application must include a brief description of the project, details and full costings of expenses, mention of other funding applications submitted for the same activities. These materials should not exceed 750 words. In addition, the application must include a two page CV of the applicant and a brief letter of support from their supervisor or department chair.

Decisions will be made by the Early Career Scholars (formerly Young Scholars) committee.

Please find more information here.

Submission deadline: There are two cycles annually, with a 1 December and a 15 May deadline.

Master Programmes at the Levy Institute of Bard College

The Levy Graduate Programs promote and develop both, encouraging students to become analytical citizens by developing their critical thinking and sense of civic responsibility.

Using the pathbreaking work of Levy Distinguished Scholar Hyman P. Minsky and his theories regarding the fragility of financial markets as a starting point, our curriculum provides students a solid foundation in neoclassical and alternative economic theory, policy, and empirical research methods. Our five areas of research expose students to the Levy Institute’s macroeconomic models used to generate strategic analyses for the US, euro area, and world economies. The intersection of gender inequality, expanded income, and time poverty—central to the development of the Levy Institute Measure of Time and Income Poverty (LIMTIP)—highlights the negative impact of time deficits on living standards by integrating time use into the formulation of public policy. The multidisciplinary approach of the Levy Graduate Programs allows students to combine courses, opening a wide range of careers after graduation and creating an individual that is curious, critical, and independent.

Visit bard.edu/levygrad for more information. To apply, click here.

Application deadlines are November 15 for Early Decision and January 15 for Regular Decision. Scholarships are available.

Three PhD scholarships at the Hamburg Institute of Social Research

Call for Proposals for Up to Three PhD Scholarships - Monetary Orders in Capitalist Modernity

The Hamburg Institute for Social Research is offering up to three scholarships for doctoral projects that seek to analyze empirical phenomena of monetary (dis-)orders with the aim of further developing debates on monetary theory. Proposals should focus on studying empirical phenomena that have not yet been considered by research or be dedicated to re-visiting previously explored issues and empirical evidence with new theoretical equipment. Of course, the ideas themselves can also become the subject of observation, provided that this is done with reference to monetary realities.

This call for proposals responds to developments in economic sociology, the history of capitalist cultures, political economy, and the anthropology of economic practices, in which modern economic forms are increasingly reflected upon as monetarized economies. All in all, these reflections are based on conceptual considerations on the question of what money actually is. For too long, perspectives on economic sociology, economic history, and political economics in particular have been marked by a neglect of theoretical considerations regarding money. Modern economies were commonly examined as market exchange economies, a theoretical framework that presupposes money as a functional condition, but is not specifically focused on modern economies as monetarized economies. Although empirically ubiquitous, in the research on processes of marketization and practices of market exchange, money itself has occupied a theoretically subordinate position. By placing empirical observations of money and its theoretical reflection at the center of capitalism research, however, it becomes possible to further develop alternatives to increasingly questionable, well-established conceptualizations of modern economies.

The scholarships will be awarded for innovative project ideas that deal with empirical cases to critically engage in these theoretical debates and seek to articulate independent positions. Proposals do not necessarily have to be premised on a preliminary decision as to whether money is to be addressed as a medium of exchange, as an "absolute" social means (of exchange), as credit—that is, a creditor-debtor relationship—, as a diverse collection of culturally shaped monetary practices, or in another, very different way. What is important is that the proposed research projects seek to make theoretical decisions on the basis of careful deliberation and scrupulous assessments that constitute significant and competitive contributions in the context of current debates. Under no circumstances should the following list of possible topics therefore be considered complete:

The Hamburg Institute for Social Research has a tradition of focusing on the phenomenon of violence. Research projects that can bridge the gap between theoretical debates on violence and analyses of monetary (dis)orders are thus especially welcome.

The scholarships carry a monthly stipend of 1400 Euro. This is a base amount. Scholarship recipients will receive supplements for one or more children and may be eligible for further supplements. Detailed information can be found here. The scholarships will be awarded for two years with an option for an extension of up to two further years.

Scholarship-financed research projects at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research come with an additional budget for travel, books, and other research-related expenses that are appropriate to the requirements of the respective project. A workplace will be provided, and regular presence at the Institute is expected for the duration of the scholarship.

Applicants must have an above-average degree in sociology, history, cultural studies, political science, economics, or a related discipline.

Applications with cover letter, curriculum vitae, an academic work sample (master thesis, term paper), certificates and transcripts showing grades for all courses completed, and an outline of the proposed doctoral project or a collection of sketches of ideas (five pages maximum) must be submitted in a single PDF document by e-mail to monetary-order@his-online.de.

Please find the orginal call for applications as well as more information here.

Application deadline: 18 November 2018

Calls for Support

Petition: International academics condemn assault on freedom of thought by the Indian state

Two prominent academics of international repute, Professors K. Satyanaryana and Anand Teltumbde were targeted by the Indian police force because of their activism and Dalit background. In each case, police have unlawfully entered, searched, and seized private property. This follows a pattern of targeted assaults on, and violence against Dalit and Tribal activists and writers.

Dr. K. Satyanarayana, Professor of Cultural Studies and Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, has made seminal contribution to the study of caste and to the field of Dalit Studies. The Indian police conducted an illegal raid on Dr. Satyanarayana’s house under the pretext of searching for his father-in-law, the renowned poet and activist, Varavara Rao, who was already under police custody. They demanded to know why Dr. Satyanarayana read books by Marx and Ambedkar. The police seized three laptops, hard drives, pen drives, research material, and books. Dr. Satyanarayana’s thirty years of research is now in danger of being completely destroyed.

Dr. Anand Teltumbde, Senior Professor and Chair Big Data Analytics at the Goa Institute of Management, India, is among India’s most important public intellectuals writing on Dalit issues today. An alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and well-known human right activist and a regular commentator in Indian media, Professor Teltumbde has published books and articles on Dalit related issues. The police broke into his house even though his entire family was away. The police also seized Professor Teltumbde’s computer, research materials, and books.

If India is to remain the world’s largest democracy in any meaningful sense, it is incumbent on the current government in India to observe the rule of law and respect citizens’ right to freedom of thought, religion, and speech. We oppose and protest the concerted attack on academic freedom and progressive traditions within Indian universities that the Indian government led by Prime Minister Narender Modi has launched.

Please follow this link for more information and to sign the petition.

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Post-Keynesian Economics Society (PKES) working paper series

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