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Call for Papers

1st Congress of the German Labour History Association on "On the Freedom of Labour in Capitalism" (Bochum, Feb. 2020)

6-9 February 2020 | Bochum, Germany

Labour History in the last two decades has been characterised by two currents: On the one hand, it was interested in the construction of work and working subjects in the context of (large-scale) business, the nation and the welfare-state in the 20th Century global north. The research focused on processes of scientisation and national framing, on institutional and discursive inclusion and exclusion, on modes of leadership, on the establishment of social security systems and labour markets or on the relationship between work and consumption. On the other hand, Global Labour History has inspired scholars to analyse the variety of work arrangements in capitalism. They have put emphasis on the significance and persistence of the division of labour and - in the largest sense - "unfree" labour on a global scale: Covering from slavery over indentured labour to present-day household labour of irregular migrants. At the same time, they have examined practices of resistance and social movements in the context of these various types of "free" and "unfree" labour, taking into consideration their entanglements as well as contradictions.

Both trends share an understanding of labour in capitalism as a highly complex form of producing goods and providing services that is marked by multiple dependencies. Whereas the latter has shown that capitalism has always been based on the exploitation of "unfree" labour, the former has emphasised the preconditions and historical specificities of "free wage labour" systems in industrialised world regions in past and present. In both cases, freedom constitutes a vanishing point: In the first case, it serves as a counter-model, delimitating the object of research; in the second case it figures as a (never reached) goal of the observed institutions and practices. Labour History however has rarely discussed this function explicitly.

Against this background, the first congress of the German Labour History Association intends to analyse "free wage labour" and its relation to capitalism from the following three perspectives: First, it asks for the role the concept of freedom plays in labour historiography: What notions of "free" work did historiography use with respect to different regions, historical periods and arrangements of production? What concepts of "unfree" forms of work did Labour History oppose to "free wage labour"? How did historiography analyse the interdependence of freedom and unfreedom in global capitalism?

Second, the conference aims at discussing the history of the freedom of labour empirically: What role did it play as a norm for the workers' movement and other social movements? How have semantics of freedom changed during the last two centuries? How did the history of knowledge of labour and the categorisation of labour relations refer to the concept of "free wage labour"? To what extent has recent labour historiography altered and extended our knowledge of "free" forms of work on a global scale? Among others, contributions covering the following areas are welcome:

They may follow perspectives of global, micro, social and/or cultural history.

Third, with respect to the future of Labour History we welcome contributions focussing the advantages and disadvantages of more firmly theorising the freedom of work. To what extent does it allow to unveil blind spots of previous research? Does it enable us to bring together the different subfields of Labour History more closely? We also encourage reflections on other concepts that may advance labour historiography. To what extent does it make sense to take an unspecific notion of "work" as a starting point and to study "free wage labour" as one of its varieties? What advantages or disadvantages do alternative concepts such as "livelihood" offer?

Please send your abstract (max. 500 words) and a short biography (max. 200 words) to Anna Strommenger and Jan Kellershohn. Conference languages are German and English. If possible, travel and accommodation expenses will be covered.

Submission deadline: 30 April 2019

2019 Annual Conference of World Association of Political Economy (WAPE) on “Class, State and Nation in the Twenty-First Century” (Winnipeg, July 2019)

19-21 July 2019 | Winnipeg, Canada

You are cordially invited to submit paper/panel proposals to the forthcoming 14th Forum of World Association for Political Economy (WAPE), to be held on July 19-21, 2019 at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada in conjunction with the Geopolitical Economy Research Group (GERG) at the University of Manitoba.

The theme of this year’s WAPE Forum is “Class, State and Nation in the Twenty-First Century” and the topics for papers and panels include:

  1. Understanding 21st century capitalism
  2. 21st Century Visions and models of socialism
  3. Left and progressive movements in the 21st century, including Labour, Indigenous, anti-racist, peasants’, land-reform, anti-imperialist, women’s and environmental movements
  4. Right, far right and fascist movements and rising authoritarianism
  5. Nationalisms, progressive and reactionary
  6. Imperialism and resistance in the 21st century
  7. Multipolarity and changing South-South and North-South Relations and regional cooperation
  8. Sanctions, trade wars and international struggles
  9. Contemporary flashpoints: Political economy of international migration, Middle East, the political economy of war

Both individual papers and complete panels on the above theme and proposed topics are welcome. You are also welcome to propose other topics on the theme.The World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) is an international academic organization founded in 2006 by Marxian economists and related groups around the world. The mission of WAPE is to utilize modern Marxian economics to analyze and study the world economy, reveal its laws of development, and offer policies to promote economic and social progress on a national and global level. The previous thirteen WAPE forums were held in Shanghai (China), Shimane (Japan), Beijing (China), Paris (France), Suzhou(China), Amherst (USA), Mexico City (Mexico), Florianopolis (Brazil), Hanoi (Vietnam), Johannesburg (South Africa), Patiala (India), Moscow (Russia), and Berlin (Germany) during 2006-2018. Participants in past WAPE forums have come from over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America. WAPE sponsors a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal—World Review of Political Economy, and two academic awards—World Marxian Economics Award, and Distinguished Achievement Award of World Political Economy of The 21st Century.

The Geopolitical Economy Research Group (GERG) at the University of Manitoba will be an influential policy research institute, conducting high quality research and analysis dealing with nations and their relation to the world economy. It will critically analyze, and propose, policy alternatives for managing the interaction of national economies and states to promote human development and mutual benefit in today’s multipolar world.

Please send a paper abstract of 500 words and your full curriculum vitae in English to contact@gergconference.ca.

Please find the full call as well as further information here.

Submission deadline: 1 March 2019

2019 Australia New Zealand Society of Ecological Economics (ANZSEE) Conference on "Ecological Economics: Solutions Now and In the Future" (Melbourne, Nov. 2019)

24-26 November 2019 | Melbourne, Australia

The urgency for ecological solutions continues to mount with delays in addressing significant local to global environmental and social problems of a changing climate. Appropriate approaches and techniques for re-balancing human–nature interaction are central to ecological economics and a viable future for humankind. This conference will debate both the future of ecological economics as a transdisciplinary area of studies and roles for ecological economics in our future.

Please send abstracts (250-word limit) and bios (150-word limit) to conference coordinator Anitra Nelson. Include a short title and up to four keywords for your contribution.

Further information as well as the original call can be found here.

Submission deadline: 15 May 2019

2019 Marx & Philosophy Society Annual Conference (London, June 2019)

15 June 2019 | London, UK

Papers are invited from graduate students for the 2019 annual conference of the Marx & Philosophy Society. The conference will be held on the 15th June 2019 at the Institute of Education in London. The topic of this year's conference is 'The Legacy of Georg Lukács'.

For those interested, please send an abstract of no more than 400 words to Jan Kandiyali. Accepted papers should be planned to last for 20 minutes. Submissions dealing with any aspect of Lukács work and/or its legacy will be considered. The Society will cover travel expenses within the UK and an evening meal. Unfortunately, we cannot pay for accommodation or for travel expenses from outside the UK.

Keynote speakers: Michael J. Thompson, Konstantinos Kavoulakos and Agnes Heller

2019 marks the centenary anniversary of the short-lived Hungarian Soviet Republic, a period that found Georg Lukács both as an active participant
and as developing the ideas which would culminate in the collection of essays /History and Class Consciousness/. It is a timely commemoration in
which, at present and despite international objection, the Hungarian regime of Orbán has seemingly enacted a mission to erase Lukács from collective
memory. From the removal of the Lukács sculpture from Saint Stephen's park in Budapest to, more alarmingly,the recent closure and removal of
the Lukács Archives by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, it seems the fate of Lukács and his legacy hangs in the balance.

Submission deadline: 10 March 2019

7th Latin American Conference of the History of Economic Thought on "Promoting History of Economic Thought in Latin America: richness, limits and challenges" (Curitiba, Nov. 2019)

20-22 November 2019 | Curitiba, Brazil

The 7th Latin American Conference of the History of Economic Thought organized by the Latin American Society for the History of Economic Thought, Asociación Latinoamericana de Historia del Pensamiento Económico (ALAHPE) will occur on November 20, 21, and 22 (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday), 2019, at the Federal University of Paraná – Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) – Curitiba, Brazil.

Jeremy Adelman will give the Subercaseaux Lecture and Mauro Boianovsky and Malcolm Rutherford will be keynote speakers.

Proposals for papers (500 words) and sessions (1000 words) will be received from March 30 to June 30.

Call for book proposals: "Quantified Societies & Selves"

The recent surge of research on metrics, quantification, algorithmic calculation and data reflects a social and historical moment where machines and humans appear on the brink of convergence and/or battle. Vast investment in machinic interventions is encouraged by a widespread belief that machines are superior in calculation, measure and quantification to humans. Metrics have begun to infiltrate everyday life, institutions, governance structures, the workplace, and healthcare; labour, bodies and increasingly, leisure must be made readable and trackable in terms of ‘outcomes’ and ‘outputs’.

In the face of increasing automation of both unskilled and skilled work, the capacity of artificial intelligence to outthink humans is causing significant concerns. High profile developments such as the Go chess victory and the development of facial recognition and profiling technologies elicit breathless wonder at the capabilities of algorithms and big data, combined with real anxiety at the dystopian potential of a machine-run world.

Books in the Quantified Societies and Selves series will examine the power relations that emerge in this context, where numeration is upheld as superior to human reasoning; where the search for objective ‘truth’ is increasingly glamorised. Books will explore not only the future possibilities indicated by quantification research but the developing regulation of algorithmic governance, covering institutional decision-making in the fields of (for example) healthcare, education, security, the workplace and justice.

Multidisciplinary in scope, Quantified Societies and Selves is an international series that welcomes contributions from a broad range of academic fields. Books will typically be between 80,000 - 120,000 words in length and will include both authored and edited works. Our books will be written for academic audiences and are peer-reviewed, although given the nature of the series we encourage authors to consider how their work can be made accessible to non-specialist readers.

Download the series flyer here.

Associate Editors:

Please contact the editors with proposals.

Conference of the International Network for Economic Method (Helsinki, Aug. 2019)

19-21 August 2019 | Helsinki, Finnland

The International Network for Economic Method, in collaboration with TINT – Centre for Philosophy of Social Science, University of Helsinki, is delighted to announce that the 14 biannual conference will take place in Helsinki, 19-21 August, 2019. We welcome proposals for contributed papers and symposia in all areas of the philosophy and methodology of economics. We particularly encourage submissions that combine philosophy and methodology of economics with other perspectives on studying economics offered, for instance, by history and sociology of economics, ethics, political philosophy, as well as by feminist approaches and social ontology.

Keynote speakers:

In addition, we are happy to announce that on the 18 of August 2019 (the day before the INEM conference begins), there will be two workshops:

Attendance to both workshops is free, but registration is required. Information about the workshops’ programmes and how to register will be posted soon here.

Abstract submission

Contributed papers: Abstracts for contributed papers should be 550-650 words. Please prepare your abstract for anonymous review. Submit your abstract through Easychair. In the field “Other information and files” please select contributed paper as the submission type.

Symposia: A symposium is composed of three or four papers that address a shared theme. Symposium proposals should contain a short summary of the topic and motivation of the symposium (450-500 words) accompanied by short abstracts of the symposium papers (3-4 papers per symposium, 450-500 words each). Please prepare your submission for anonymous review. Submit your symposium proposal through Easychair. In the field “Other information and files” please select symposium proposal as the submission type.

Information about registration fees, childcare services during the conference and other practical matters are available at here. If you have any questions, please contact Pekka Tolvanen.

Submission deadline: 17 February 2019

Deadline extended: Historical Materialism International Conference (Barcelona, June 2019)

27-30 June 2019 | Barcelona, Spain

The deadline for the Historical Materialism International Conference in June 2019 in Barcelona has been extended to 31 March 2019. Please find the original posting with further information here.

Doctoral Day at the 2019 AFEP-IIPPE Congress (Lille, July 2019)

2 July 2019 | Lille, France

Following its previous editions, the 2019 AFEP Congress will begin with a doctoral day, organized by and dedicated to the PhD students. The originality of this edition is that it will be shared with our colleagues of the International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy (IIPPE), co-organizer of the 2019 Congress.

Schedule presentation

The day will be divided into two periods: while each organization will organize its own session in the morning, the afternoon will be organized around common sessions.

After greeting the participants, the morning will be dedicated to two parallel sessions, respecting each organization own traditions. There will be: (i) a session entitled “Institutional issues and challenges of PhD research”, (in French), organized by the AFEP, and (ii) a “Training Session”, (in English), organized by the IIPPE. Both sessions are open to all participants, regardless of their affiliation.

The afternoon will be divided into two periods.The first part of the afternoon will be dedicated to parallel workshops, both in French & English, open to all participants regardless of their affiliation. The aim is for participants to discuss, in small groups with two or three researchers (AFEP and/or IIPPE), on questions and difficulties encountered while researching on their thesis subject. Two formats will successively be held: 1) thematic workshops, which allows discussing different ways to get into a common research theme, different theoretical frameworks that can be used; 2) methodological workshops, which allows discussing issues of common methods to approach a variety of research objects.

The end of the afternoon will close the day by an exchange (together with IIPPE PhD students) about economic imperialism and pluralism in social sciences.

Presentations during the workshops

As aforementioned we offer to organize workshops with a small number of participants during the afternoon, both around common themes and around common methodologies. Two or three researchers will head each workshop.

This call for presentation is not only addressed to PhD students in political economy but also extend to all PhD students in social sciences (sociology, history, geography…) willing to engage a discussion with political economy approaches within their PhD research.

We let each participant choose in which language (French or English) they want to use for their presentation.

We know that PhD students from different countries and with different research field will be there and we want to create consistent workshops. Therefore, we suggest that you return two documents according to the following instructions and calendar:

  1. A short presentation: a 1-page document explaining who you are, what your thesis is about in a summary. This presentation has to be forwarded by March the 15th 2019 (new deadline).
  2. A complimentary presentation: a 4-page detailed version of the thesis in order to ease further discussions with the participants of your groups during the workshops. This longer presentation has to be sent by early June 2019

Aforementioned documents have to be send by email, as PDF files, with file titles and email subject being as follows: NAME-proposition-doctorialesAFEP2019 for the first document and NAME-complement-doctorialesAFEP2019 for the second.

Submission deadline: 15 March 2019

International Conference on "The Future With Marx" (Moscow, May 2019)

24-25 May 2019 | Moscow, Russia

Jacques Derrida has famously stated that "there will be no future without Marx, without the memory and inheritance of Marx". The multiplicity of academic and popular events in the year of Marx's anniversary testifies to the truth of these words. Two hundred years after his birth, the thought of Karl Marx remains a rousing way to look at the future.

The fall of the Soviet project has effectively eliminated all major social alternatives from the current world order and impoverished the global political imagination. It is no accident that the two most recent decades have generated no utopias and in numerous polities witnessed the hegemony of nostalgic conservative projects of returning into an imagined past to become "great again." However, the dissatisfaction with the disappearance of the meaningful future is constantly growing, and Marx has now been rediscovered as a visionary who knew to see seeds of the future in the present. His books are read again globally as people are desperately searching for answers to the challenges of the XXI century: inequality, fundamentalism, imperial wars, and crisis of democracy.

One year after Marx's anniversary, we gather in Moscow to inquire about the future with Marx. How can Marxian thought help us imagine a better future? What is the hope that it provides today? How does Marxist imagination account for the Soviet experience and how can it operate within the societies that emerged from the Soviet past? What is the Marxist view of history today and what are the social classes capable of developing it? What do we learn from Marx after the end of classical Marxism?


The call for papers aims at organizing two panels within the conference, to invite the researchers in all areas related to Marx' political and philosophical legacies. Proposals from early career researchers are particularly encouraged. Please submit abstracts of not more than 250 words and two-page academic CV to marx@universitas.ru. The selected participants will need to apply for travel funding from their home institutions or elsewhere. The conference will issue formal invitations for the visa application process, if needed.

Papers should focus on these two topics:

Submission deadline: 25 February 2019 Language of the conference: English

Marxism without taboos - confronting oppressions, International Colloquium (Niterói - RJ, Aug. 2019)

26-30 August 2019 | Niterói - RJ, Brazil

In this second decade of the 21st century, we witness the growth of political and social movements guided by ultraconservative perspectives, with strong sexist, racist, LGBT-phobic, and xenophobic speech and violence. On the other hand, the emergence of powerful social movements in defense of the rights of such groups highlights the importance of their agenda to critical thinking and for contemporary political projects. Would Marx and the Marxist traditions have significant contributions to the discussion of oppression? The International Colloquium Marx and Marxism 2019 – Marxism without taboos: confronting oppressions – invites participants to reflect on questions of theoretical and/or historical order relative to these themes, from different angles but unified by the Marxist theoretical framework.

Call for papers

The Colloquium will accept two different types of submission, both requiring the application of full papers:(a) Round tables on the themes defined by the thematic axes of the event, formed by 3 or 4 papers, and chaired by one of the participants;(b) Single papers on the themes defined by the thematic axes of the event.The Organizing Committee will preferentially select round table propositions, reserving its freedom to change their composition if necessary.

For further information please click here contact marxeomarxismo2019@gmail.com.

Submission deadline: 3 March 2019

Warwick Critical Finance workshop on macro-finance (Warwick, Sept. 2019)

9-10 September 2019 | Warwrick, UK

The Warwick Critical Finance Group is joining forces with Political Economy Research Centre at Goldsmiths (University of London) to hold an Early Career Research Workshop on Critical Macro Finance. The workshop will take place 9-10 September 2019 in London.

Instead of the standard panel and paper presentation format, we invite academics who work broadly within the field of critical macro-finance to submit papers that can be used as a basis for conversation between critical macro-finance and existing debates and approaches in political economy research.

Extended abstracts (400-500 words) can be submitted to wcf@warwick.ac.uk.

Please find the original call here.

Submission deadline: 30 April 2019

Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2019 "Demographic Aspects of Human Wellbeing” (Vienna, Nov. 2019)

11-12 November 2019 | Vienna, Austria

The scientific literature addressing human wellbeing is rapidly expanding in economics, psychology, sociology, and the health sciences, and is also becoming increasingly important in interdisciplinary studies of sustainable development. A large number of wellbeing indicators have been proposed in order to quantitatively capture and monitor progress towards better human wellbeing and study its determinants. Many of these indicators have demographic components such as life expectancy or studies explicitly address age- and gender-specific differentials in economic standing, life satisfaction, health/disability or consider other demographic differentials.

Researchers at the Wittgenstein Centre are currently involved in several studies around economic and health aspects of human wellbeing and an ERC Advanced Grant on “The demography of sustainable human wellbeing”. In this context and with partial funding from this grant the conference wants to bring together researchers from around the world working on different aspects of human wellbeing with a specifically demographic perspective. The aim is to put demography more prominently on the table as a discipline that has much to contribute to the scientific study of human wellbeing, both in terms of its measurement and the analysis of its determinants. There will be invited speakers as well as an open call for papers and posters. Travel funding will be available for a limited number of selected speakers.

Examples of topics include:

Please find the original call as well as a link to the submission portal here.

Submission deadline: 1 June 2019

Call for Participants

28th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on "The State of the US and World Economies" (Blithewood, Apr. 2019)

17-18 April 2019 | Blithewood, USA

The Institute’s 28th annual conference will be held at Blithewood on the Bard College campus, April 17–18, 2019. This year's discussions will focus on "Trade Policies and International Adjustment Mechanisms: Implications for Global Economic and Financial Stability." Additional details will be posted on the conference website as they become available.

7th FMM International Keynesian Summer School on "Keynesian macroeconoics and European Economic Policies" (Berlin, July-Aug. 2019)

28 July - 2 August 2019 | Berlin, Germany

The summer school aims at providing an introduction to Keynesian macroeconomics and to the problems of European economic policies to interested graduate students (MA and PhD) and junior researchers. It will consist of overview lectures, a panel discussion, student study groups, an SFC lab, and a poster session. The summer school will feature leading international researchers in the area, like Robert Blecker (US), Yannis Dafermos (UK), Sebastian Dullien (Germany), Sebastian Gechert (Germany), Eckhard Hein (Germany), Heike Joebges (Germany), Annina Kaltenbrunner (UK, tbc), Marc Lavoie (France/Canada), Maria Nikolaidi (UK), Amitava Dutt (US, tbc), Miriam Rehm (Austria), covering the following areas:

The summer school language is English. There is a fee of EUR 100 for each participant for accommodation and meals, payable after acceptance. Travelling costs cannot be covered.

The application form will ask for a short CV (as a list) and a short statement (max. 400 words) of your motivation to participate, in particular on how the Summer School relates to your study and research interests, and the name and e-mail address of one academic adviser who may be contacted for reference.

Please find further information here and a link to apply here.

Application deadline: 15 March 2019

CURA Urban Methodologies Summer School (Leicester, June 2019)

12-13 June 2019 | Leicester, UK

The Summer School will feature leading academics delivering sessions on novel and innovative approaches to cities and urban politics. We are very pleased to have David Bailey (Birmingham), Sarah Hall (Manchester), Michael Hoyler (Loughborough) and Cristina Temenos (Manchester) who will be delivering masterclasses for attendees based on their own exciting research agendas in this area. Selected participants will also be able to present their research in one of two Doctoral Student plenaries that will be attended by a CURA panel of researchers for feedback and wider discussion of their own research projects.

The Summer School is open to researchers based at any university or research institute, or without a current affiliation. There is no charge to attend and a limited number of bursaries are available for one night’s accommodation in Leicester. Early career academics, doctoral researchers and advanced postgraduate students working in or on any area of urban politics, policy, political economy, sociology and geography are eligible to apply.

The CURA Urban Methodologies Summer School will be held at De Montfort University. Please find further information and the application form here.

Application deadline: 26 April 2019

Conference on "Still Rethinking? The Need for Pluralism in Economics" (London, Mar. 2019)

30-31 March 2019 | London, UK

After the 2008 financial crisis, the call for different approaches and methodologies in Economics became irrefutable. But what has really changed in the way Economics is researched, taught and practiced? Is there progress towards a more pluralist agenda or are we facing a backlash from the established institutions? Should Economics be left entirely to economists?

At Still Rethinking, we want to look at the current state of Economics and the economy. The need for Pluralism in Economics and for interdisciplinary approaches seems to be more urgent than ever. Today, only a handful of universities offer pluralist programmes. Moreover, the ignorance of insights from other social sciences is concerning.

Our main aim is to look at challenges concerning economic theory, social relations, climate change, gender questions, inequalities, housing and Brexit, among other socially relevant and urgent issues of our time. What has Economics to offer with regard to these challenges? Still Rethinking wants to provide a platform for discussing Pluralism in Economics and also aims to introduce undergraduate students and the general public to Pluralism.

There will be five streams:

Who are the organisers?

Still Rethinking is being co-organised by Rethinking Economics Greenwich (REG) and the Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA) at the University of Greenwich. To see a list of our 30+ confirmed speakers, visit our conference website. The Facebook event can be found here.


Early Bird tickets will be sold until 28 February. Get your tickets here. Tickets include food and drinks throughout the conference! For students, Rethinking Economics will provide travel stipends to help cover travel costs. Details will be available on our website soon.

Workshop: The Future of Central Banking (Talloires, May 2019)

26-28 May 2019 | Talloires, France

The workshop brings together the leading post-Keynesian scholars of central banking and monetary policy along with well-known dissident mainstream scholars, in an engaging weekend of discussion over the future of central bank policies.

Registration is 100 Euros, which includes all coffee breaks and snacks. Lunch, dinner and lodging at participant costs.

Please contact Louis-Philippe Rochon to reserve your place. Note, places are very limited. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis. Payment is made on site.

Conference Papers, Reports, and Podcasts

1st International European Modern Monetary Theory Conference: Online material now available

Presentations of the 1st International European Modern Monetary Theory conferenceare now available online here.

Job Postings

Bard College, USA

Job title: Visiting Assistant Professor

The Economics Program of Bard College invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant position specializing in Financial Economics. This is a 1 to 3 year visiting position, with the possibility for conversion to a tenure track, subject to institutional approval. We are interested in candidates whose work complements the department’s existing pluralistic orientation.

A highly selective liberal arts college, Bard is committed to innovative teaching and interdisciplinary curricular programs. The Bard campus is the home of the Levy Economics Institute and its innovative M.S. program in Economic Theory and Policy. The Levy Institute, which hosts conferences and seminars and publishes research on matters of economic policy, offers opportunities to faculty and students not typically available at an undergraduate college.


The successful candidate will teach finance courses (Accounting, Foundations of Finance and Investment, and Corporate Finance), other core economics courses, as well as electives in his or her specialty.

Candidates should be broadly trained, with active research agenda, and show promise of significant contributions to the discipline. Research areas of particular interest include but are not limited to financialization, liberalization, shadow banking, financial regulation, and globalization of finance.

Excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level in the liberal arts tradition and integration of teaching and research are of primary importance. Familiarity with Bloomberg terminal and data is desired.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, examples of published research and working papers, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching excellence through Interfolio.com.

For more information on the Economics Program at Bard College, visit here or contact Program Director Pavlina R. Tcherneva.

Please find a link to the application portal here.

Application deadline: 31 March 2019

Georgia State University, USA

Job title: Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA seeks applications for an anticipated post-dcoc position. Start date: Fall 2019. The successful candidate will have a clear and active PPE-related research agenda, will complement our faculty, will participate in all PPE Program events, and teach two courses (1/1). We have a preference for a specialist in political economy (and its history), the history of political or economic theory, or rational choice theory. PhD in Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, or a related field preferred.

The PPE Program is housed in The Department of Philosophy at Georgia State University, which is home to a thriving master’s program. The Departments of Political Science and Economics are equal partners in the PPE program. GSU also has several research centers that would welcome the successful candidate’s participation. The candidate is expected to contribute to its mission of fostering scholarly research in PPE and related areas. The successful candidate would have an office in one of the PPE Departments, depending on the Fellow’s wishes and available space.

Consideration of applications begins immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by March 10. The position will remain open until filled. Apply for position #19000164 at here. Contact Andrew J. Cohen with questions.

Georgia State University is a research university of the University System of Georgia that is committed to serving a diverse student body. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. The Department seeks diversity. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verifications.

Please find the orginal posting here.

Application deadline: 10 March 2019

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA

Job title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Hobart and William Smith Colleges invite applications for a visiting position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2019. PhD required at time of job start. Specialization in microeconomics and quantitative economics. Teaching responsibilities for five courses per year consisting of one or two sections each of a combined macro/micro principles of economics course, intermediate microeconomics and statistics and possibly elective courses. Recent Ph.D.s and those from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should send a letter of application, c.v., evidence of successful teaching experience, a diversity statement, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Job Openings for Economists.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly selective, residential liberal arts institution of 2,200 students located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Extensive programs of international study and public service are at the core of the Colleges’ mission.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status. EOE

For more information, please visit our website.

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

Application deadline: 30 March 2019

Institute for Ecological Economy Research, Germany

Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW)would like to draw your attention to a call for expressions of interest for an acquisition cooperation with the IÖW in Berlin (Germany). The IÖW will apply for a five-year research group to investigate the social and ecological transformation potentials of alternative economic concepts (for instance collaborative economy, sharing economy, solidarity-based economy, commons-based approaches or post-growth concepts). The IÖW is looking for German-speaking scientists with a doctorate in economics (completed or in the final phase) who are interested to get involved in the conception of the proposal and would change to the IÖW, if the acquisition is successful. The detailed call in German language can be found here. Expressions of interest are requested as soon as possible. Please also note the age limit of 35.

Statements of interest including a CV and a letter of intent (including a short description of research interests) should be sent to mailbox@ioew.de as soon as possible.

International Labour Organization, Switzerland

Job title: Labour Economist

The position is located in the Inclusive Labour Markets, Labour Relations and Working Conditions Branch (INWORK) of the Conditions of Work and Equality Department (WORKQUALITY). INWORK aims to improve the working conditions and protection of workers through effective policies while contributing to achieving an inclusive labour market which provides access to quality employment for all. Supporting the development of sound labour relations is the cornerstone of the strategy to realize such outcomes and to ensure a just share of the fruits of economic and social progress for all. The Branch undertakes multidimensional analysis of workers’ protection, vulnerability at work and labour market institutions, including the impacts of the latter on labour markets and economic performance and on equality. In doing so, it develops and, upon request, offers integrated policy advice which is responsive to national needs, priorities and resources.

The incumbent will contribute to the Branch’s research, analytical and policy work concerning the design of sound and inclusive labour market institutions. He/she will develop a better understanding of the interplay between institutions, especially those governing work contracts and labour market security, which have a bearing on workers’ labour supply, working conditions, labour market performance, development of non-standard forms of employment and job quality. He/she will provide policy advice to ILO constituents using evidence-based analytical work on how to ensure that regulations and institutions contribute to more equitable outcomes in the labour markets and provide protection against vulnerability, and what specific policy tools can be developed to monitor and to improve the functioning of institutions.

The position will report to the Chief of INWORK.

Please find the original job posting as well as a link to the application portal here.

Application deadline: 11 March 2019 (Geneva Time)

Simmons University, USA

Job title: Contract Position

The Economics Department at Simmons University seeks a Ph.D. or ABD in Economics for a proportional contract position during the 2019-2020 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching four courses over the year: Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics in fall 2019 and two electives (preferably including Health Economics) in spring 2020. Participation in departmental activities is also expected.

For any questions please email Niloufer Sohrabji, Chair of the Department of Economics.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching excellence. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Office of the Dean at csspp@simmons.edu. At least one of the letters should address the candidate’s teaching effectiveness.

As a University committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Association for Social Economics

The Association for Social Economics is looking for an experienced webmaster to help us revamp our website to increase its functionality, visual appeal, and user friendliness. We are interested in candidates who

The webmaster will help us revamp our web presence and increase the functionality of our website along the following dimensions:

We expect the webmaster to engage in the following routine maintenance functions:

Applications must include the following:

Please find further information as well as the original job posting here.

Please send your applications to rbavsar@gmail.com.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

University Bremen, GER

Job title: Research Associate (pre-doc)

The University Bremen is currently looking for a Research Associate (pre-doc) to work and write a dissertation on "Modernisation hinderance of the Economy and Science in the DDR".

Please find further information as well as the original posting here (only available in German).

Application deadline: 15 March 2019

University of Redlands, USA

Job title: Visiting Assistant Professor

The Economics Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Redlands invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in health and public economics, beginning September 2019. This is a one-year, non-tenure-track position with the possibility of renewal.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a PhD in economics by the time of hire, research and teaching interests in health and public economics, the ability to offer courses cross-listed with the Health, Medicine, and Society and Public Policy programs as needed, and a proven intellectual disposition to work across disciplines. Especially strong candidates will have demonstrated interests and teaching capabilities in the intersection between health policy, poverty and inequality, and differences in health outcomes based on race, gender, and socioeconomic status. The department of economics is especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research will contribute to the department’s commitment to pluralism. The University values applicants who have experience working with students from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Applicants are asked to identify their strengths and experiences in assisting diverse student populations to accomplish curricular goals.

Candidates should send application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, a statement detailing their ability to serve diverse learning communities and foster diversity and inclusion, evidence of teaching competency, writing sample, official graduate school transcripts, and three letters of reference to apply@redlands.edu. If application is sent as separate attachments, please give each file a title that clearly identifies it within the application. Limit attachments to 10 MB per email.

Inquiries may be directed to Professor Lorenzo Garbo, Chair of the Search Committee.

Please find the original call here and further information here.

Application deadline: 8 March 2019

Westminster School of Media and Communication, UK

Job title: Head of Westminster School of Media and Communication

In 1975 the first British undergraduate degree in Media Studies was created at the University of Westminster. Studies in Media and Communication at the University has a long and notable history and tradition. The post of Head of School, Westminster School of Media and Communication, is one of four new Head positions in the College of Design, Creative and Digital Industries, and is focused on high-level management of all aspects of learning and teaching in media and communication studies.

The new Head of School will have an ambitious vision for studies and how to organise our teaching programmes in media and communication in a contemporary 21st-century information society, to advance the next generation of media practitioners, leaders and academics in the field. Please find the original posting with further information as well as a link to apply here.

Application deadline: 3 March 2019


Call for Nominations: Jörg-Huffschmid-Prize 2019

The EuroMemo Group, the scientific advisory board of Attac Germany, the German Working Group on Alternative Economic Policy and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation announce the Jörg-Huffschmid-Prize 2019. The prize for dissertations is intended to promote the continuation of the work of Jörg Huffschmid, distinguished critical economist and founding father of the EuroMemo Group.

Final degree-theses on level of PhD, Magister, Master and Diploma are invited. The selected PhD-thesis will be awarded with 1500 Euro, the other collected degree thesis will be awarded with 500 Euro. The work should be related to the field of Political Economy, and look, for instance at the following:

Submissions that had been accepted since April 2017 at a European university/third-level institution, submitted in German or English language, can be considered.

Application should be send to Joerghuffschmidpreis@esosc.eu.

Please find further information in the original call here.

Application deadline: 1 April 2019


American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 78 (1)

Frank Stilwell: From Economics to Political Economy: Contradictions, Challenge, and Change

Dante A. Urbina and Alberto Ruiz‐Villaverde: A Critical Review of Homo Economicus from Five Approaches

Fernando López‐Castellano and Fernando García‐Quero: The Euro System as a Laboratory for Neoliberalism: The Case of Spain

Xabier Arrizabalo Montoro, Mario del Rosal, and F. Javier Murillo Arroyo: The Debate on Pension Systems: The Paradigmatic Cases of Chile and Spain

Jose María Martín‐Martín, María S. Ostos‐Rey and Jose A. Salinas‐Fernández: Why Regulation Is Needed in Emerging Markets in the Tourism Sector

Astrid Agenjo‐Calderón and Lina Gálvez‐Muñoz: Feminist Economics: Theoretical and Political Dimensions

Xabier Arrizabalo, Patricia Pinto and Lucía Vicent: Historical Significance of Labor’s Increased Precariousness in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Spain

Accounting, Organizations and Society, 72

Roel Boomsma and Brendan O'Dwyer: Constituting the governable NGO: The correlation between conduct and counter-conduct in the evolution of funder-NGO accountability relations

David S. Bedford, Josep Bisbe, and Breda Sweeney: Performance measurement systems as generators of cognitive conflict in ambidextrous firms

Chandana Alawattage, Cameron Graham, and Danture Wickramasinghe: Microaccountability and biopolitics: Microfinance in a Sri Lankan village

Sean Wang: Informational environments and the relative information content of analyst recommendations and insider trades

Bryan K. Church, Xi (Jason) Kuang, and Yuebing (Sarah) Liu: The effects of measurement basis and slack benefits on honesty in budget reporting

Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, 52 (2)

Mario Cedrini and John B. Davis: Introduction to the Symposium on the Relationship between Economics and Other Social Science Disciplines

Roger E. Backhouse and Philippe Fontaine: Economics and Other Social Sciences: A Historical Perspective

Mark D. White: On the Relationship between Economics and Ethics

John B. Davis: Comment on White On the Relationship between Economics and Ethics

Alain Caillé: From the Social Sciences to One Social Science: Anti-utilitarian Foundations

Editors’ Introduction to the Symposium on Cambridge Keynesians

Luigi L. Pasinetti: Keynes and the Cambridge Keynesians

Bradley W. Bateman: Can We Return to Keynesian Economics?

Maria Cristina Marcuzzo: Joan Robinson's Challenges on How to Construct a Post-Keynesian Economic Theory

Anna Carabelli: Sraffa versus Keynes on the Method of Economics: Measurement, Homogeneity and Independence

Giuliano Guzzone: Keynes in the 'Prison Notebooks': A Contribution to the Reconstruction of Gramsci's Economic Thought

Jacopo Perazzoli: From the 'Social Democratic Moment' to the 'Shock of the Global': The British Labour and the German Social Democracy during the 1960s-1970s

Pierluigi Ciocca: Germany and its Low Growth

Alessia Pedio: On Luigi Einaudi's Advisory Collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation (1926-1931)

Competition & Change, 23 (1)

Christine Trampusch: The financialization of the state: Government debt management reforms in New Zealand and Ireland

Michael Pokorny, Peter Miskell, and John Sedgwick: Managing uncertainty in creative industries: Film sequels and Hollywood’s profitability, 1988–2015

Joel Kaitila: From innovation to labour costs: Change of emphasis in Finnish competitiveness policy ideas after the Eurocrisis

Benjamin Selwyn: Poverty chains and global capitalism

Industrial and Coporate Change, 28 (1)

Chris Freeman: History, Co-Evolution and Economic Growth

Special issue on Innovation and Employment

Giovanni Dosi and Pierre Mohnen: Innovation and employment: an introduction

Koen Breemersch, Jože P Damijan, and Jozef Konings: What drives labor market polarization in advanced countries? The role of China and technology

Giovanni Dosi and Xiaodan Yu: Technological catching-up, sales dynamics, and employment growth: evidence from China’s manufacturing

Jun Hou, Can Huang, Georg Licht, Jacques Mairesse, Pierre Mohnen, Benoît Mulkay, Bettina Peters, Yilin Wu, Yanyun Zhao, Feng Zhen: Does innovation stimulate employment? Evidence from China, France, Germany, and The Netherlands

Jacques Mairesse and Yilin Wu: Impacts of innovation, export, and other factors on firm employment growth in Chinese manufacturing industries

Gustavo Crespi, Ezequiel Tacsir and Mariano Pereira: Effects of innovation on employment in Latin America

Xavier Cirera and Leonard Sabetti: The effects of innovation on employment in developing countries: evidence from enterprise surveys

Flavio Calvino: Technological innovation and the distribution of employment growth: a firm-level analysis

Laura Barbieri, Mariacristina Piva, and Marco Vivarelli: R&D, embodied technological change, and employment: evidence from Italian microdata

Journal of Development Policy (JEP), 34 (3/4): Special Issue on "Progressive Industrial Policy"

Julia Eder, Etienne Schneider, Roland Kule, Claus-Dieter König: From Mainstream to Progressive Industrial Policy

Jan Grumiller: Upgrading Potentials and Challenges in Commodity-Based Value Chains: The Ivorian and Ghanaian Cocoa Processing Sectors

Juliana Gomes Campos: Latin American Developmentalism in the 21st Century: An Analysis of the Governmental Industrial Policies of the Workers` Party in Brazil

Rudy Weissenbacher: A Ladder without Upper Rungs: On the Limitations of Industrial Policies in TNC Capitalism. The Case of the European Union

Julia Eder and Etienne Schneider: Progressive Industrial Policy – A Remedy for Europe!?

Anita Pelle and Sarolta Somosi: Possible Challenges for EU-Level Industrial Policy: Where Do Potentials for Policy Improvement in Central and Eastern European Countries Lie?

Arno Sonderegger Mandelas Hunderter

Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 42 (1)

Kenneth Mitchell and Robert H. Scott III: Will that be cash or credit? Payment preferences and rising VAT in Argentina

Yun K. Kim, Gilberto Tadeu Lima and Mark Setterfield: Political aspects of household finance: debt, wage bargaining, and macroeconomic (in)stability

Juan Barredo-Zuriarrain and Manuel Cerezal-Callizo: Lessons from the SUCRE and TARGET2 systems for a sound international monetary system in a financialized economy

Oldrich Krpec and Vladan Hodulák: The Czech economy as an integrated periphery: The case of dependency on Germany

Amanda Page-Hoongrajok, J.W. Mason and Arjun Jayadev: The evolution of State-Local balance sheets in the United States, 1953–2013

Mark Stelzner: The labor injunction and peonage—how changes in labor laws increased inequality during the Gilded Age

Ernani Teixeira Torres Filho, Norberto Montani Martins and Caroline Yukari Miaguti: Minsky’s financial fragility: an empirical analysis of electricity distribution firms in Brazil (2007–2015)

Problemas del Desarrollo. Revista Latinoamericana de Economia, 195

Pierre Salama: New Technologies: The Bipolarization of Employment and Job Income?

Review of Radical Political Economics, 51 (1)

David M. Kotz and Deepankar Basu: Stagnation and Institutional Structures

Costas Lapavitsas: Political Economy of the Greek Crisis

Adalmir Antonio Marquetti, Henrique Morrone, Alessandro Miebach, and Luiz Eduardo Ourique: Measuring the Profit Rate in an Inflationary Context: The Case of Brazil, 1955–2008

Emiliano López and Facundo Barrera Insua: The Specific Conditions of the Valorization of Capital in a Dependent Nation: The Case of Argentina (2002–2014)

Luke Lattanzi-Silveus: Consumer Finance and Labor Exploitation

Roland Zullo: Explaining Privatization Failure: The Vice of Sweet Carrots and Hard Sticks

Robin Hahnel: The Question of Profits

Jaycob Izsó: Foucault, Simon Springer, and Postneoliberalism

Notes and Comments

Gregory Alan Krohn: A Note on “Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Regularities: Cyclical and Structural Productivity in the United States (1950–2005)”

The Review of Austrian Economics, 32 (1)

Andrew Farrant and Vlad Tarko: James M. Buchanan’s 1981 visit to Chile: Knightian democrat or defender of the ‘Devil’s fix’?

Alain Marciano: Buchanan and public finance: The tennessee years

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey: Lachmann practiced humanomics, beyond the dogma of behaviorism

Virgil Henry Storr: Ludwig Lachmann’s peculiar status within Austrian economics

Books and Book Series

A Structuralist Theory of Economics

by Adolfo García de la Sienra | 2019, Routledge

Economists have long grappled with the problem of how economic theories relate to empirical evidence: how can abstract mathematized theories be used to produce empirical claims? How are such theories applied to economic phenomena? What does it mean to “test” economic theories? This book introduces, explains, and develops a structural philosophy of economics which addresses these questions and provides a unifying philosophical/logical basis for a general methodology of economics.

The book begins by introducing a rigorous view of the logical foundations and structure of scientific theories based upon the work of Alfred Tarski, Patrick Suppes, Karl Marx, and others. Using and combining their methods, the book then goes on to reconstruct important economic theories – including utility theory, game theory, Marxian economics, Sraffian economic theory, and econometrics – proving all the main theorems and discussing the key claims and the empirical applicability of each theory. Through these discussions, this book presents, in a systematic fashion, a general philosophy of economics grounded in the structural view.

Offering rigorous formulations of important economic theories, A Structuralist Theory of Economics will be invaluable to all readers interested in the logic, philosophy, and methodology of economics. It will also appeal particularly to those interested in economic theory.

Please find a link to the book here.

Capitalism: Concept, Idea, Image - Aspects of Marx's Capital Today

edited by Peter Osborne, Éric Alliez and Eric-John Russell | 2019, CRMEP books

Drawn from a conference held to mark the 150th anniversary of the first volume of Karl Marx's Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, these essays from a range of internationally established contributors offer readers a snapshot of debates about the book's current relevance across a variety of fields and contexts. The volume approaches Marx's Capital as an exemplary text in the continuation of the tradition of post-Kantian European Philosophy through transdisciplinary practices of critique and concept construction. The essays are grouped into four sections: Value-Form, Ontology & Politics; Capitalism, Feminism and Social Reproduction; Freedom, Democracy and War; The Poetics of Capital/Capital. Each section is accompanied by an image from the 2008 film by Alexander Kluge, News From Ideological Antiquity: Marx - Eisenstein - Capital.

This book is available as a free ebook here.

Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food

by Timothy A. Wise | 2019, New Press

Few challenges are more daunting than feeding a global population projected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050—at a time when climate change is making it increasingly difficult to successfully grow crops. In response, corporate and philanthropic leaders have called for major investments in industrial agriculture, including genetically modified seed technologies. Reporting from Africa, Mexico, India, and the United States, Timothy A. Wise’s Eating Tomorrow discovers how in country after country agribusiness and its well-heeled philanthropic promoters have hijacked food policies to feed corporate interests.

Most of the world, Wise reveals, is fed by hundreds of millions of small-scale farmers, people with few resources and simple tools but a keen understanding of what to grow and how. These same farmers—who already grow more than 70 percent of the food eaten in developing countries—can show the way forward as the world warms and population increases. Wise takes readers to remote villages to see how farmers are rebuilding soils with ecologically sound practices and nourishing a diversity of native crops without chemicals or imported seeds. They are growing more and healthier food; in the process, they are not just victims in the climate drama but protagonists who have much to teach us all.

Please find a link to the book here.

Foundations of Real World Economics: What Every Economics Student Needs to Know 2nd Edition

by John Komlos | 2019, Routledge

The 2008 financial crisis, the rise of Trumpism and the other populist movements which have followed in their wake have grown out of the frustrations of those hurt by the economic policies advocated by conventional economists for generations. Despite this, textbooks continue to praise conventional policies such as deregulation and hyperglobalization.

This textbook demonstrates how misleading it can be to apply oversimplified models of perfect competition to the real world. The math works well on college blackboards but not so well on the Main Streets of America. This volume explores the realities of oligopolies, the real impact of the minimum wage, the double-edged sword of free trade, and other ways in which powerful institutions cause distortions in the mainstream models. Bringing together the work of key scholars, such as Kahneman, Minsky, and Schumpeter, this book demonstrates how we should take into account the inefficiencies that arise due to asymmetric information, mental biases, unequal distribution of wealth and power, and the manipulation of demand. This textbook offers students a valuable introductory text with insights into the workings of real markets not just imaginary ones formulated by blackboard economists.

A must-have for students studying the principles of economics as well as micro- and macroeconomics, this textbook redresses the existing imbalance in economic teaching. Instead of clinging to an ideology that only enriched the 1%, Komlos sketches the outline of a capitalism with a human face, an economy in which people live contented lives with dignity instead of focusing on GNP.

Please find a link to the book here.

Macroeconomics in Context 3rd Edition

by Neva Goodwin, Jonathan M. Harris, Julie A. Nelson, Pratistha Joshi Rajkarnikar, Brian Roach and Mariano Torras | 2019, Routledge

Macroeconomics in Context lays out the principles of macroeconomics in a manner that is thorough, up to date, and relevant to students. Like its counterpart, Microeconomics in Context, the book is uniquely attuned to economic realities. The "in Context" books offer engaging coverage of current topics including financial crises, rising inequality, debt and deficits, and environmental sustainability, while also providing a clear and accessible exploration of economic theory and applications.

The third edition features:

This engaging textbook offers students an excellent guide to macroeconomics. The latest addition to the "In Context" series, it combines real-world relevance with a thorough grounding in multiple economic paradigms.

Please find a link to the book here.

Market Liberalism and Economic Patriotism in the Capitalist World-System

edited by Tamás Gerőcs and Miklós Szanyi | 2019, Palgrave Macmillan

This volume broadens the scope of 'comparative capitalism' within the Varieties of Capitalism (VoC) tradition. It endorses the employment of multiple perspectives, including critical political economy, institutionalist systems of capitalism, structuralist-dependency scholarship and world-systems theory. The contributors deal with the theory of economic patriotism in a conceptual framework, as well as case studies regarding rent-seeking behaviour, the patronage state in Hungary and Poland, the conflict between national regulation and the European legal framework and the perspective of wage relations in the European institutional framework. The book concludes with the legacy of developmentalism and dirigisme in a core-periphery relation, based on the French state and a range of non-European cases including Iran, Brazil and Egypt.

Please find a link to the book here.

Marx’s Theory of the Genesis of Money: How, Why, and Through What Is a Commodity Money?

by Samezō Kuruma | 2019, Brill

In this volume, Marx’s Theory of the Genesis of Money. How, Why, and Through What is a Commodity Money?, the first of the author’s works to be translated into English, Samezō Kuruma examines the different angles from which Marx analyses the commodity and money in the first two chapters of Capital, Volume I. Kuruma carefully explains each of the theoretical questions raised by Marx, particularly the theory of the value-form, which unravels the mystery surrounding money. The theoretical knowledge Marx gains from his analysis of the commodity is the linchpin of Capital, but he recognises that this presents the reader with the ‘greatest difficulty’ – just as ‘beginnings are always difficult in all sciences’. Kuruma helps to ease this difficulty by making the reader clearly aware of how and why Marx poses his theoretical questions.

This work includes an English translation of the full text of Kuruma’s book, Kachikeitai-ron to kōkankate-ron (Theory of the Value Form and Theory of the Exchange Process) (Iwanami Shoten, 1957) and a slightly abridged version of Part I of Kahei-ron (Theory of Money) (Otsuki Shoten, 1979). It is a substantially revised edition of the English translation under the same title, Marx's Theory of the Genesis of Money, that was self-published by the translator (Outskirts Press, 2008).

Please find a link to the book here.

Money and Government

by Robert Skidelsky | 2018, Allen Lane

The dominant view in economics is that money and government should play only a minor role in economic life. Money, it is claimed, is nothing more than a medium of exchange; and economic outcomes are best left to the 'invisible hand' of the market. The view taken in this important new book is that the omnipresence of uncertainty make money and government essential features of any market economy. One reason we need money is because we don't know what the future will bring. Government - good government - makes the future more predictable and therefore reduces this kind of demand for money.

After Adam Smith orthodoxy persistently espoused non-intervention, but the Great Depression of 1929-32 stopped the artificers of orthodox economics in their tracks. A precarious balance of forces between government, employers, and trade unions enabled Keynesian economics to emerge as the new policy paradigm of the Western world. However, the stagflation of the 1970s led to the rejection of Keynesian policy and a return to small-state neoclassical orthodoxy. Thirty years later, the 2008 global financial crash was severe enough to have shaken the re-vamped classical orthodoxy, but, curiously, this did not happen. Once the crisis had been overcome - by Keynesian measures taken in desperation - the pre-crash orthodoxy was reinstated, undermined but unbowed. Since 2008, no new 'big idea' has emerged, and orthodoxy has maintained its sway, enacting punishing austerity agendas that leave us with a still-anaemic global economy.

This book aims to familiarise the reader with essential elements of Keynes's 'big idea'. By showing that much of economic orthodoxy is far from being the hard science it claims to be, it aims to embolden the next generation of economists to break free from their conceptual prisons and afford money and government the starring roles in the economic drama that they deserve.

Please find a link to the book here.

Rethinking The Theory of Money, Credit, and Macroeconomics: A New Statement for the 21st Century

by John Smithin | 2018, Lexington

This book provides a comprehensive re-working of the basic principles of monetary macroeconomics in an alternative monetary model (AMM) of economic growth, the business cycle, inflation and income distribution. These principles differ considerably from those advanced in the standard macroeconomics literature and in textbooks. However, the latter have been demonstrably unsuccessful in the promotion of usable macroeconomic policy advice for the past several years, actually decades. A different approach is needed. In particular, the new approach takes seriously the vital role of credit creation and endogenous money in capitalism. It does not imagine that all of the difficult questions of economic policy-making may be resolved within a paradigm that conceptualizes economic activity as merely a question of barter exchange. The result is a blueprint for a set of growth-friendly macroeconomic policies which will promote full employment, financial stability and higher real wages – essentially for the benefit of the long-suffering middle and working classes rather for the chamber of commerce and financial interests.

Please find a link to the book here.

World in Crisis: A Global Analysis of Marx's Law of Profitability

edited by Guglielmo Carchedi and Michael Roberts | 2019, Haymarket Books

Most mainstream economists view capitalism’s periodic breakdowns as nothing more than temporary aberrations from an otherwise unbroken path toward prosperity. For Marxists, this fundamental flaw has long been acknowledged as a central feature of the free-market system. This groundbreaking volume brings together Marxist scholars from around the world to offer an empirically grounded defense of Marx’s law of profitability and its central role in explaining capitalist crises.

Please find a link to the book here.

Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants

2 year Master programme in Economic Policies in the age of Globalisation (EPOG)

EPOG 2.0 is the new EPOG programme, which started in September 2018. It is an international Master’s course in which the students are being awarded a double diploma.

The objective of the new EPOG programme (EPOG 2.0) is to rethink targeted competencies in macroeconomics, innovation and economic development through the lens of the imperative ecological transition to a low-carbon economy. This is the purpose of EPOG 2.0, an innovative master program that articulates systematically how sustainability issues penetrate macroeconomic policy-making, innovation trends, corporate responsibility and development activity.

The core design of the EPOG 2.0 Master’s relies on the development of an expertise in a specific field and a general understanding of interdependencies among economic policies with a precise, consistent and continuous course progression. The partner universities are Université Paris 13, Université Paris 7, the Hochscule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin, Kingston University, the University of the Witwatersrand and the Università degli studi Roma Tre. Please anticipate the fact that the application process is quite long and that it is recommended to start as early as possible. Note also that two recommendation letters are needed to apply and have to be provided by the deadline.

Please also consider thoroughly the options you wish to apply for since the focus of courses, the degrees they lead to and the host institutions and countries differ according to the option and major.

More information on the call here and the application procedure here.

Application deadline: 29 February 2019 at 6 pm (Paris local time).



New Video Series "Women in Economics" available online

Women in Economics highlights the groundbreaking and inspiring work of female economists — not only to recognize the important work they’ve done but to also share their inspirational journeys. Our hope is that they can serve as role models for the next generation of female economists. If you're considering a career in economics (do it!), check out our Guide to Careers in Economics.

The first episode, presented by Tyler Cowen, is about the first (and only!) woman to have won the Nobel Prize in economics: Elinor Ostrom. Find out more here.

For Your Information

AFEE: Call for Nominations for the 2020 Board Elections

The Nominating Committee welcomes your nominations for President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, and three members for the Board of Directors; one of these Board members is the International Director. Nominations should include a letter outlining the nominee’s qualifications, willingness to serve, and any other useful or relevant supporting documents such as a vita or additional letters of support. All nominations should be sent to the Chair of the Nominating Committee. The announcement of final nominees will be made to the general membership after approval by the Board of Directors. Elections will then be conducted under the direction of the Secretary of AFEE.

Submission deadline: 1 May 2019

Nominating comittee:

Tonia Warnecke (Director) — Committee Chair Department of Social Entrepreneurship Rollins College Winter Park, FL 32789 Email: twarnecke@rollins.edu
Charles M.A. Clark (Trustee) Department of Economics St. John’s University Jamaica, NY 11439 clarkc@stjohns.edu
Dell Champlin (Trustee) School of Public Policy Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97331 Email: dell.Champlin@oregonstate.edu A
Anna Klimina St. Thomas More College University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Sk S7N 0W6 Email: aklimina@stmcollege.ca
Sherry Kasper Maryville College 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy Maryville, TN 37804 Email: sherry.kasper@maryvillecollege.edu

Publication of the EuroMemorandum 2019

We are pleased to inform you about the publication of the new EuroMemorandum. More than 200 economists and social scientists from all over Europe and beyond have expressed their support for the EuroMemorandum 2019

Prospects for a popular political economy in Europe

The English EuroMemorandum 2019 and the list of signatories are available at our website. The summary is also available in German and Greek. Translations into other languages of the summary and the full text will follow soon.

We would like to thank all who have expressed their support for the new EuroMemorandum!

Please note that it is still possible to support the EuroMemorandum 2019. If you are in broad agreement with the main lines of argument of this year's EuroMemorandum, please fill in the attached declaration of support and send it back to info@euromemo.eu.

Please let other people know about the EuroMemo Group and the EuroMemorandum 2019!

Teaching Modules: Economics and the Environment available online

The Global Development and Environment Institute has just updated two of its teaching modules that are focused on the issue of economics and the environment. These modules are designed for use as stand-alone supplements in undergraduate or graduate-level courses, and are available as PDFs free of charge. The modules range from 25-60 pages, and most include discussion questions, glossary, references, and exercises. Instructor notes and exercise answers are available for many modules; contact GDAE with proof of instructor status to receive access to these materials.

Find out more here.

YSI: Peer Review Project 2019

The Philosophy of Economics and the History of Economic Thought Working groups of the Young Scholars Initiative invite the young scholars working in this area to join the first round of the Peer Review Project of 2019.

Participants can join the project both as author or only as reviewers. However, it is good to have in mind that for each paper submitted, one will have to review one paper from other YS.

We would like to invite all Young Scholars interested in taking part on this project to send their papers (no longer than 9000 words) with the specific subject, "2019 Peer Review Submission” and the paper attached to philecon@youngscholarsinitiative.org . Please inclue thethe following information:

Please, send this submission with the specific subject, "2019 Peer Review Submission” and the paper attached.

We would like to reinforce that papers in progress are more than welcome. The idea is for helping people improve the work .We also invite people interested only in commenting papers. In this case, just send an email with your personal information and the subject as "2019 Peer Review Comments". We will distribute the papers received by the beginning of April, and reviewers will have one month to send their commentaries back. We will also make available suggestion of format and tips for the reviews, which were suggested to us by editors of journals in the field of History of Economic Thought.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us through the above e-mail or philecon@youngscholarsinitiative.org.

Submission deadline: 31 March 2019