Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Issue 245 April 08, 2019 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

Last week I was invited to participate in a conference on "Still rethinking? - The Need for Pluralism in Economics" organized by the Rethinking Economics Group at Greenwich University. This was a student-led conference and the organization of the sessions reflected that in a very inspiring way: more experienced scholars were invited to give broad and accessible introductions to various aspects of heterodox thought to make it easier for students to enter the respective, more specialized debates at the research frontier. In my view, this conference was a huge success and I was extremely honored to present some of my views on the future of pluralism in economics in a panel together with the living legend Victoria Chick.

Having said that, I wanted to emphasize that I also found Michael Kumhof's keynote lecture at said conference to be highly interesting as he tackled interparadigmatic conflicts very directly. For instance, Kumhof showed how correctly modeling the inner workings of the financial sector (by means of assuming endogenous money) indeed makes a difference for the model outcomes. Moreover, he emphasized that research "outside-the-box" is often not conducted, because it is associated with too much "professional risk". This assessment echoes what I often write on these pages about paradigmatic closure in economics (e.g. here), but also relates to general questions of professional climate and concerns for diversity within economics.

On the latter point, I wanted you to notice that the AEA has recently released a letter to its members to provide a preliminary assessment and discussion of a survey on the professional climate in economics. As theoretical lop-sidedness and lack of diversity are often intrinsically related (I gave an example for such a case in my last editorial), I think that these efforts by the AEA are noteworthy as they allow us to not only get a better understandings of the inner workings of academic economics, but they also facilitate a discussion on possible 'blind spots' in current mainstream thought. And this is, at the end of the day, exactly what this Newsletter is all about ;-)

All the best,


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Table of contents

Call for Papers

"Economic Consequences of the Peace" Centenary Conference King’s College (Cambridge, Sept. 2019)

9-10 September 2019 | Cambridge, UK

Paper proposals are invited for a conference to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of J. M. Keynes’s The Economic Consequences of the Peace. Keynes’s 1919 book is celebrated as a brilliant piece of advocacy by one of the 20th century’s pre-eminent economists. But it is also an accurate prophecy of the consequences of a “Carthaginian peace,” as well as a plea for the type of global economic cooperation that later informed key aspects of reconstruction after World War II – including the Bretton Woods institutions (which Keynes helped to design) and the Marshall Plan. With its description of resurgent nationalism in Europe and the breakdown of pre-WWI international economic integration, the book has great resonance today, given growing nationalism, the fraying of traditional alliances, and attacks on the multilateral institutions that have supported economic and financial globalization. Papers are solicited across a range of disciplines – including economics, history, political science, and international relations – with the unifying theme being Keynes’s classic polemic and how we view it today in the light of both the past century’s developments and current challenges.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

It is hoped that the conference papers, together with an introduction by the conference organizers, will be published by a distinguished university press. Please send proposals (no more than 300 words) via email to ECPcentenary@econ.cam.ac.uk and obstfeld@berkeley.edu.

Submission deadline: 26 April 2019

19th ECDG Mini Track Digital Governance in an Economic Context

24-25 October 2019 | North Nicosia, Cyprus

In the contemporary global context, digitalization has interesting impacts on the way countries are governed, but the relationship between digital governance and economic activities has not yet been fully assessed or understood. The previous problem of “pretence of knowledge”, i.e. governments pretending that they know what people want, changes to a problem of “plethora of knowledge”, i.e. governments do not know where to start understanding and addressing preferences. In this context, the impact of digital governance on the economic activities of individuals can be both a curse and a blessing.

The aim of this mini track is to deepen the analysis and development of the multilevel relation between digitalization, (digital) citizens and (digital) governments from an innovation economic perspective. We aim to better understand the evolution of this complex relation towards a new reality. Both researchers and practitioners are welcome to offer their perspectives on the role of digitalization and digital governance in an economic context.

Theoretical and practical papers are invited to this mini-track and potential topics include, but are not limited to:

In the first instance a 300 word abstract is required which should be submitted using the online submission form.

Please find further information here and the original call here.

Submission deadline: 19 April 2019

6th Shadow Economy Conference "Tax Evasion and Economic Inequality" (Trento, July 2019)

11-13 July 2019 | Trento, Italy

Most taxation systems imply a redistribution of resources aimed at reducing economic inequality in the society. Tax evasion represents a major source of inequality, irrespective of the redistribution goal in a country.

The 6th edition of the Shadow Economy Conference will investigate the extent to which fiscal policies deter tax evasion and the impact that fiscal policies have on social equity and perceived fairness.

Particular emphasis will be placed on the behavioural determinants of tax compliance as well as the role of institutions and norms. The organizers invite scholars from any field of social sciences (economics, psychology, sociology, etc.) as well as practitioners to submit their research. A list of potential topics includes, but is not limited to, the impact of tax reforms, the role of taxpayers’ fiscal literacy, the comparisons of different tax systems, the simplification processes of tax collection.

Prospective contributors are invited to submit extended abstracts (2-3 pages long). The conference welcomes theoretical, empirical, experimental, etc. submissions on any topic related to tax evasion and economic inequality. Extended Abstracts should be submitted electronically (PDF format only) following the online procedure.

Please find further information here.

Submission deadline: 1 May 2019

Call for book chapters: Rethinking economics and the economy - Experiences in pluralist, socioeconomic teaching

The planned volume aims at collecting, portaying and sharing innovative economic education examples at the university level, thereby fostering the growing discourse and practice of alternatives to standard-economic teaching. Submissions in german and english language shall align to the structure given in the CfP in order to allow for comparison between different teaching innovations in form and content. Young scholars are encouraged to contribute. The volume will be edited by Janina Urban (FGW Düsseldorf) and Lukas Bäuerle (Cusanus Hochschule, Bernkastel-Kues), submissions will be reviewed by a board assembled by professorial members and peers of the Association for socioeconomic education and research (ASEER).

Submissions should be sent to Janina Urban.

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

Submission deadline: 30 June 2019

Extended Deadline: 31st Annual EAEPE conference (Warsaw, Sept. 2019)

12-15 September 2019 | Warsaw, Poland

The deadline for the submission of abstracts to the 31st Annual EAEPE Conference has been extended to 15 April. Abstracts can be submitted here.

Please find our most recent posting on this conference here.

Submission deadline: 15 April 2019

INET/YSI Pre-conference @ STOREP 2019 (Siena, June 2019)

25-27 June 2019 | Siena, Italy

The joint event aims at bridging the divide between economics and history, by revamping a methodological tradition of teaching and research, which desperately needs further development. Such tradition sees history as a fundamental instrument of economic analysis and the history of thought as a resource to draw upon in the discussion of both theoretical and policy oriented issues. The historical perspective in economics allows connecting the past and present plurality of approaches and is foundational to the advancement of new ideas and methods, tailored to the questions we want them to address.

nterested young scholars can apply to four calls for abstracts, run by a variety of YSI Working Groups:

Abstracts should be submitted via the online portal which can be found by clicking on the link of the respective call.

Please find further information here.

Appliaction deadline for all calls: 26 April 2019

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education: Special Issue on "Economics Education in Community Colleges"

Guest Editors: Dr. Mark Maier, Glendale Community College, USA and Dr. Tim Thornton, Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University, USA

A significant amount of economic instruction occurs in community colleges, yet this important sector is under researched and poorly understood. This special issue aims to remedy this situation by providing a resource for teachers, policymakers and other interested individuals. The issue will highlight achievements, innovative approaches and the unique possibilities within the sector, as well as conceptualise and document relevant challenges and issues. We have developed some obvious themes below. In addition, we will consider papers that can contribute to our understanding of this sector. Accordingly, potential authors are encouraged to contact the guest editors to discuss and explore particular lines of research in advance of the submission deadline.Subject CoverageSuitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

Theme 1: The fundamentals of the community college sector

1. What are the demographics of community college economics instruction?

2. The historical development of community colleges. Has their role in higher education changed? Have the basic demographics changed? What will the typical community college look like in the future?

3. What are the current community college trends? For example:

4. What economics topics are of greatest interest to community college students? What economics courses are most commonly taught? If there is a significant difference, and if so, why?

5. How can community college instruction contribute to increased diversity in the economics major and the economics profession?

6. What can economists learn from how progressives have supported community college instruction in other disciplines? For example:

Theme 2: Economic pluralism in community college courses

7. How can community college education be reconceptualised in order to support new thinking in economics?

8. What is the potential for community colleges as a central driver of pluralism in economics?

9. What is an appropriate and effective pluralist curriculum for community college students who take only one economics course?

10. What alternative courses or programmes promote economic pluralism? What pedagogies can support economic pluralism at community colleges?

Theme 3: Teaching resources in community colleges

11. What is the impact of dominant textbooks on community college economics instruction? Can heterodox and non-mainstream alternatives make a difference?

12. What other curricular resources are utilised in community colleges?

13. What is the impact of legislation mandating zero-cost, open-access textbooks on economics instruction at community colleges?

14. What is the impact of corporate-funded and federal government resources on the community college economics curriculum?

15. Describe and discuss effective pedagogies for teaching economics in community colleges.

16. What lessons can be learnt from other nations?

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely rewritten and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper). All papers are refereed through a peer review process. All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, or would simply like to explore the idea of submitting a paper please email the Guest Editors:

Submission deadline: 30 September 2019

Money, Power and Print: An Interdisciplinary Colloquium on the Financial Revolution (Dublin, June 2020)

4-6 June 2020 | Dublin, Ireland

This colloquium, the ninth in a biennial series and the first to be held in the Republic of Ireland, invites scholars from a variety of disciplines to enrich their mutual understanding of the intersections between public finance, politics, and print during a period some scholars call the ‘financial revolution’ from around 1688 to 1776. The subject matter has been broadened slightly for 2020 to include the histories of personal credit and central banking.

Papers for the colloquium should be grounded in one of the following five general areas:

Money’ is used broadly to cover the core economic components of the financial revolution. ‘Power’ is taken to mean the contest between royalty, aristocracy, gentry, merchants, financiers, and other formal or informal groupings for influence and standing. ‘Print’ refers to how the interplay of money and power were explained, analysed, explicated, and misrepresented (whether deliberately or not) in newspapers, pamphlets, novels, plays, illustrations, and other printed material intended for circulation.

In all cases, consideration should be given to the degree to which the print material under discussion shaped the development of institutions and the implementation of financial policies, and influenced political discourse.

Although primarily focussed on the ‘financial revolution’ in Britain (in the widest geographical sense), the colloquium welcomes papers which comparatively explore public finance in Britain alongside that of the Continent. Colloquium participants tend to adopt an empirical, rather than a statistically driven, approach to historical enquiry.

We recommend that all participants read selected excerpts from classic texts on the ‘financial revolution’ as well as excerpts from more recent works that deal with the ‘credible commitment’ thesis. (Such readings will be assigned and made available in advance of the meeting.) Reading selections from these classic and recent works of scholarship on our topic help us to gain a shared basis for dialogue, and underpin our comparative discussions.

Papers will be distributed in advance and presented in two-hour sessions, at which all colloquium participants are present. Presenters will have five minutes to summarise their papers. The remainder of each session will be given over to questions and discussion, in which the goal is to enrich our mutual understanding by eliciting insights from all of the disciplines represented at the table. Authors are therefore expected to write for a non-specialist audience, avoiding jargon, making concepts from their own discipline readily accessible to all those present, seeking to identify areas of general interest, and focusing on questions on which scholars of various disciplines will have something to contribute.

Papers should be written in English. Graduate students and emerging scholars are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.

Initial expressions of interest of 250 words or fewer, questions, and submissions should be directed to:

Charles Larkin
Anne Murphy
Natalie Roxburgh
Adrian Leonard

Please find the original call here.

Submission deadline: 15 May 2019

URPE @ ASSA 2020 (San Diego, Jan. 2020)

3-5 January 2020 | San Diego, USA

URPE invites proposals for complete sessions and individual papers for the URPE at ASSA annual meeting. We welcome proposals on radical political economic theory and applied analysis from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives.

Proposals for complete sessions are encouraged and should include the session title, a brief description of each paper, and the names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses of the chair, discussants, and presenters. Proposals for sessions should contain four papers. If you are proposing a complete session, please try to arrange to have discussants for your papers and a chair for your session. As the organizer of this session, you are responsible for conveying administrative information to session members, including confirmation that the session has been accepted, the time and location, and the deadlines for distributing papers.

Proposals for individual papers should include the title, the abstract, and the author's name, institutional affiliation, and email. Individual papers that are accepted will be assigned to sessions and each session will have an assigned organizer. Individuals whose papers are accepted may also be asked to serve as a discussant in a different session at the meetings.

We regret that high quality individual papers may be turned down due to the inability to place them in a session with papers with similar themes. The number of sessions we can have is limited by ASSA, and we regret that high-quality session proposals may also have to be turned down.

You should receive word from URPE about the decision on your session or paper by late June. The date and time of sessions are assigned by the AEA at the end of August.

Please note that anyone who presents a paper (but not the chairs or discussants) must be a current member of URPE at the time of submission of the paper or panel proposal. Submissions are checked, anyone not current with their dues is notified, and then proposals are deleted if membership is not made current. Membership information is available by clicking here.

Applications for individual papers should be made to URPE@ASSA Individual Paper Proposals, or for complete session submissions to URPE@ASSA Complete Session Proposals. If you have questions or problems with the online submission, please contact email the URPE National Office.

For questions about the meetings, please contact the URPE at ASSA coordinators Paul Cooney and Paddy Quick.

See the American Economic Association website for general logistical information about the conference and our past programs page for more information on sessions at the conference.

Submission deadline: 1 May 2019

Uneven and Combined Development Conference (Glasgow, Sept. 2019)

5-7 September 2019 | Glasgow, UK

As recently as the early 1990s, anyone predicting that Trotsky's 'law' of uneven and combined development (UCD) would soon become a key theoretical reference point across several academic disciplines would have been treated with a great deal of scepticism. Yet, less than three decades later, UCD is regularly deployed in the fields of international relations, historical sociology, political economy, social geography and–perhaps most surprisingly–world literature. Not since the vogue for Gramsci's notion of hegemony in the 1970s and 1980s has a concept from the classical Marxist tradition enjoyed such widespread academic diffusion. Controversies have of course abounded: adherents have disagreed over whether UCD is a trans-historic or trans-modal process, or whether it is one which can only be found in the era of industrial capitalism; critics have alleged that UCD is simply a more sophisticated form of Eurocentrism; Trotskyist activists have complained–with some justification–that UCD has been detached from the political context in which it was first deployed. There have been some events focusing on specific aspects of UCD, notably one on culture at the University of Warwick in 2014; yet, in spite of the rapidly multiplying literature there has not been an international event bringing together representatives from all the relevant areas of scholarship to engage in inter-disciplinary discussion.

This conference will finally provide such an opportunity. Although its main focus will be on UCD, it will also be open to discussion of two important related topics, the earlier theory of /uneven development/ and the strategy of /permanent revolution/, the conditions for which UCD was of course originally intended to explain. The organisers are pleased to announce that keynote addresses will be given by Robert Brenner (on uneven development in the history of capitalism) and Justin Rosenberg (on the relevance of UCD to understanding contemporary issues like Brexit and the rise of Trump): other keynote speakers will be announced over the coming months.

We are inviting academics, public intellectuals and political activists interested in the debates over UCD and related areas–including those who are critical of the concept, or at least sceptical of its explanatory power–to participate in the conference. If you simply want to attend and take part in the discussion, you can complete the on-line registration form which will be issued in June. But if you are planning to submit a paper, please send it to Neil Davidson. You should aim for a maximum of 250 words for individual papers and of 500 words for panels: panels should not involve more than three speakers.

These proposals don't have to be formal 'abstracts'–we just want to know what you would like to talk about for scheduling purposes. We're not going to insist that proposals fit into pre-decided 'streams': we'll instead see what subject areas participants want to discuss and work from there. The subjects of papers/panels could be anything from case-studies of UCD in particular nation-states or regions, to the contemporary relevance of permanent revolution, to the impact of UCD on the emergence of Modernism–the only criteria for the acceptance of proposals is that they engage with the themes of the conference and have something interesting to say about them. We're as open to the extension of existing arguments as we are in the unveiling of new positions. In particular, if you are PhD student working on UCD-related themes but have not yet published, this would provide you with an opportunity to present in an interested and supportive environment. Unfortunately, we can only pay for keynote speakers to attend, but the cost of registration will be relatively low: £20 (employed f/t)/£10 (student, employed p/t, unemployed or retired).

Submission deadline: 10 May 2019

Young Economists Conference 2019: "Understanding economic history for shaping the future" (Vienna, Oct. 2019)

1-2 October 2019 | Vienna, Austria

Today’s social, financial, and economic challenges in capitalism call for responses by both policymakers and economists. The multitude of answers economists have to these most pressing questions reflects the plurality of economic theory, differences in the assessment of the present as well as the influence of political interests. Whether an economic theory becomes dominant in shaping society depends on who supports and promotes its ideas. Economic History and the History of Economic Thought are thus indispensable to understand the contest of paradigms.

The recent financial and systemic crisis emphasizes the need for a thorough discussion of the role of economic history for the profession; the impact of ideology and power in shaping economic theory; and empirical studies examining the past as well as preparing for future challenges. This encompasses contributions from all subfields of economics (for example macroeconomics, labor economics and economics of inequality) as well as related social sciences.

Abstracts of max 1 page should be submitted via e-mail to veranstaltungenww@akwien.at

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

Submission deadline 31 May 2019

Call for Participants

2019 EAEPE Summer School on "Welfare Systems, Equitable Growth and Income Distribution" (Rome, July 2019)

1-5 July 2019 | Rome, Italy

The EAEPE Summer School is open to PhD students and early-career researchers working in particular in the field of institutional and evolutionary analysis, with a special focus this year on structural change, aggregate demand, institutions and economic development. Teachers will address these important topics from different perspectives and approaches. In the spirit of pluralism characteristic of the EAEPE, many Research Areas are relevant: human development, environment-economy interactions, methodology of economics, institutional history, comparative economics, transition economics, institutional change, innovation and technology, and labour economics.

More generally, contributions from all fields using institutional, multidisciplinary approaches are welcome. Lectures by internationally- renowned scholars will be given in the morning, while afternoons will be devoted to presentations by advanced PhD students and early- career researchers, who will thus benefit from comments and suggestions from experts in the field.

PhD students can apply by uploading their CV using the online submission form. Advanced PhD students and early-career researchers who would like to present their work can submit their proposal or paper along with their CV using the online submission form.

For information and contact: Pasquale Tridico

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

Application deadline: 18 May 2019

2019 Summer School of Advanced Studies in the Reappraisal of the Surplus Approach (Rome, July 2019)

5-13 July 2019 | Rome, Italy

The Summer School welcomes applications by PhD students at any stage of their PhD as well as post-doc researchers. Candidatures by undergraduate and Master students will be considered only if their profile is exceptionally strong.

Participants will be introduced to the analyses of the Classical economists and to the modern research conducted within the reappraisal of their theoretical framework. The activity will embrace different topics, ranging from the theory of value and distribution to the study of economic growth, also dealing with applied analyses and policy issues. A selected number of papers by young scholars will be presented and discussed in a specific session.The registration fee is 150€ and includes teaching materials and lunches. Centro Sraffa grants scholarships for a small number of participants, who will be awarded free Summer School registration and, if possible, a lump sum contribution to travel and staying expenses.

To apply, fill out the application form and send it to cssummerschool2019@gmail.com

Please find further information here.

Application deadline: 4 May 2019

29th Annual Workshop of the Post-Keynesian Economics Society (London, May 2019)

29 May 2019 | London, UK

The 29th PKES annual workshop will take place at Goldsmiths, University of London (Room LG01 Professor Stuart Hall Building New Cross, London, SE14 6NW) at 10.00 - 18.00 on Wednesday 29 May. Please find the provisional programme is here.

Speakers include Aurelie Charles, Andreas Joseph, Sue Konzelmann, Maria Nikolaidi, Özlem Onaran, Walter Paternesi Meloni, Hector Pollitt, Sara Reis and Ron Smith.

Tea and coffee will be provided and we would be delighted if you could join us for dinner afterwards (at own expense).

If you are interested in participating, please register by sending an email to: G.Galanis@gold.ac.uk.

New Summer School Course - Research methods in Political Economy (Manchester, July 2019)

1-5 July 2019 | Manchester, UK

This five day workshop will equip scholars with the methodological tools for acquiring empirical knowledge in political economy and the theoretical tools for questioning the validity and limits of the knowledge produced.

It will begin with a brief exploration of the ontological and epistemological foundations of knowledge production, and then feature a series of intense workshop on different methodological approaches and techniques. This includes the quantitative approaches, such as Stata regression analyses and NVivo coding, as well as qualitative approaches, such as social network analysis and the conducting of semi-structured elite interviews. These sessions entail a combination of lectures, practical work and feedback. The course will then conclude with the utilisation of these techniques in your own specific research projects, presentations of your work, and a discussion of methodological strengths and weaknesses in each case.

Course Leaders

Prof. Wendy Olsen. Professor of Socio-Economics and head of the Department of Social Statistics, University of Manchester.

Dr. Daniel Bailey. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of the Political Economy Centre, University of Manchester.

Other Contributors


For more information on our summer school please click here, or to book a place on this course please visit our estore.


There are a small number of subsidised places for PhD students, reducing the cost of a course to £300 (with the exception of Introduction to Longitudinal Data Analysis using R which will be reduced to £375). To apply or for further details please email contact methods@manchester.ac.uk for an application form confirming the course you are applying for. Bursary applications may be made to methods@manchester.ac.uk

Full details about the methods@manchester Summer School are available at the methods@manchester website.

Registration deadline: 26 June 2019

Opportunity to submit comments about the ASE Journals



The terms of the editors of the Association for Social Economics’ two journals, the Review of Social Economy and the Forum for Social Economics, are up at the end of 2019. The contract between the ASE and the editors states that an evaluation will be completed prior to either a renewal of the contracts or searches for new editors, and a committee has been formed to do this review and make recommendations to the ASE Executive Council.

If you have comments you would like to share with the committee about how you think the current editorships have worked out, or your concerns for the future, we would be happy to hear them. Please email them to Julie Nelson, or contact Julie Nelson by email to make arrangements for a phone call. We will keep your comments confidential and/or anonymous, if you prefer. A listing of some specific topics of interest is below.

Criteria for Evaluation

  1. Scope: Is the journal furthering social economics?
  2. Logistics: Are submissions and publications being handled in an organized, timely, and appropriate way?
  3. Budget: Are funds the journal receives for administration and promotion of the journal being used appropriately?
  4. Inclusivity: How successful has the journal been in encouraging a diversity of voices by gender, race, nationality, length of time in the profession, and/or discipline, in both editorial and author roles?

Post-Keynesian Economics meets International and Comparative Political Economy (London, May 2019)

15 May 2019 | London, UK

The workshop explores the mutual relevance of post-Keynesian economics (PKE) and Comparative Political Economy (which prominently includes Varieties of Capitalism, VoC) and International Political Economy (IPE). Several authors have recently highlighted potential synergies. Baccaro and Pontussen (2016) have argued that existing VoC analyses lack an adequate treatment of demand formation and proposed a to ground VoC analysis on the PKE analysis of demand regimes. In response Soskice and Hope (2016) sympathise with the need for stronger demand side analysis, but advocate a foundation in the New Keynesian three equation model (as in Carlin and Soskice’s textbook) as preferable to PKE. Blyth and Matthijs (2017) argue that IPE lacks in its treatment of the macroeconomy and highlight the distinction of Keynesian (full employment) and neoliberal (price stability) policy goals in two different macroeconomic policy regimes. Stockhammer (2016) argues that PKE analysis differs from VoC in its analysis of demand regimes and its analysis of finance, which includes endogenous money creation and financial instability.

The workshop has a mix of speakers with PKE and an IPE/CPE background. The aim is to explore the possible areas of synergy, overlap and tension between PKE, CPE and IPE. We expect the debate will focus on the Euro crisis, differences in demand regimes and the impact of financialisation.

Please find further information as well as a link to register here.

Registration deadline: 15 May 2019

Summer School "Theorie und Praxis ökonomischer Politikberatung" (Bochum, Sept. 2019)

5-6 September 2019 | Bochum, Deutschland

The Chair of Macroeconomics at Ruhr-University Bochum, the Netwerk Ökonomische Bildung und Beratung (NÖBB e.V.) and the Chair of Economics of Innocation and Structural Change at the University Bremen are delighted to announce the Summer School "Theorie und Praxis Ökonomischer Politikberatung". The summer school will take place from the 5th till 6th September 2019 at the Ruhr-university Bochum (Germany) and provides participants with fundamental knowledge in theory and practice of policy consulting. The classes will be held in German.

Call for applications

Das Netzwerk Ökonomische Bildung und Beratung (NÖBB e.V.) organisiert die diesjährige Summer School „Theorie und Praxis ökonomischer Politikberatung“. Die Summer School findet vom 5. bis 6. September 2019 an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum statt und richtet sich an Master-Studierende und Promovierende. Die Summer School soll den Teilnehmer/innen aufzeigen, wie sie an der Schnittstelle zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik tätig werden können. Zum einen wird ein Überblick über Formate der Politikberatung gegeben. Zum anderen erhalten Sie Einblicke und Hinweise aus der Praxis von Politikberatern und Praktikern (u.a. ehemaligen Mitgliedern des Bundestages).


Interessierte Promotions- und Masterstudierende sind herzlich eingeladen, ihre Bewerbung, bestehend aus einem Motivationsschreiben (max. 1,5 Seiten) und einem CV an tom bauermann zu schicken.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier. Falls Sie Fragen haben, wenden Sie sich bitte an Tom Bauermann.

Anmeldefrist: 30 April 2019

Summer School on "Repoliticising capitalism: contradictions, critique and alternatives" (Roskilde, July-Aug. 2019)

29 July - 9 August | Roskilde, Denmark

Course outline

The summer school brings together a faculty of critical political economy scholars (Catia Gregoratti, Lund University, as well as Jesper Jespersen, Bernd Bonfert, Laura Horn and other scholars from RUC) for an in-depth course on heterodox and critical political economic perspectives. It offers a unique opportunity to directly engage with original economic texts/source material and to explore core dimensions of the critique of (neo)classical economic theory and contemporary perspectives on global capitalism. The focus of the course is explicitly pluralist, encouraging students to widen their horizon for critical thinking and methodological reflection

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

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

Why do this summer school at Roskilde University?

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

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

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


The course is offered from 29 July - 9 August 2019. The application deadline will be announced in due time; it’ll probably be around late April/early May for international participants.

Course format

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

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


The course is taught in English.

Admission and Fees

The summer school is available for master students as well as PhDs (course requirements differ according to which level participants are, more details available on the course website in due time, or contact Laura).

The course carries 10 ECTS; admission for international students (EU/EEA) is 560€. Master students enrolled at a Danish university do not have to pay fees, but need to provide a forhåndsgodkendelse/pre-approval from their university.

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

Please find further information here. For further questions please contact Laura Horn.

Application deadline: 25 June 2019

UNDP Visualization of Inequality data contest

Inequality in human development – deep imbalances in the opportunities and choices people have – goes beyond income recognizing the dynamic and complex interactions between inequalities in education, health, voice, access to technology, and exposure to risk among many other dimensions that affect individual well-being.

The Human Development Report Office (HDRO) is organizing a data visualization challenge and would like to invite a broad cross-section of students, young data users, data scientists and data visualization developers to share their interpretation of inequality in human development using a novel and thought-provoking illustration of data. Participants are encouraged to push the boundaries and go beyond traditional data sources and existing concepts.

Please find further information here.

Submission deadline: 4 June 2019

Workshop on "Current Research on the History of Economics in Switzerland and Beyond" (Zurich, June 2019)

4 June 2019 | Zurich, Switzerland

Harro Maas and Catherine Herfeld will organize the second one-day workshop entitled 'Current Research on the History of Economics in Switzerland and Beyond' on June 4, 2109 at the University of Zurich and would hereby like to warmly invite you to participate.

As in 2018, the primary goal of this workshop is to strengthen the network of scholars in Switzerland who work on topics in the history of economics, methodology of economics, and economic history. The workshop setting will be rather informal to allow for active scholarly exchange. We will also have a program with a set of wonderful speakers, who will present their current research project. Please find the program here.

While participation is free, please register by sending an email to Catherine Herfeld.

Registration deadline: 15 May 2019

Job Postings

Colorado State University, USA

Job title: Post-doc specializing in the racial, ethnic and/or gender dimensions of poverty and inequality

The Department of Economics at Colorado State University invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral research associate who specializes in the racial, ethnic and/or gender dimensions of poverty and inequality. The successful candidate will develop research analyzing how race, ethnicity and/or gender determine economic opportunities and constraints or the organization of economic systems, and the consequences for poverty and inequality. Scholars with a wide array of sub-specialties can find ample opportunities for mentorship and collaboration among Department faculty, particularly in areas that explore the social, economic or environmental aspects of inequality. This position includes a 1-1 teaching load each academic year, with courses to be determined based on candidate interests and departmental needs. Those with the capability to contribute to our course offerings in gender and the economy, racial inequality and discrimination, poverty and the welfare state, or environmental justice and sustainability are especially encouraged to apply, as are those interested in improving diversity and inclusion in introductory economics education. Ph.D. in economics or a related field must be completed by the time the appointment begins on 16 August 2019. The Department of Economics strives to create and support a diverse and inclusive environment appreciating and valuing the uniqueness of the individual. We value intellectual diversity and embrace a pluralistic approach to scholarship and teaching that reflects the broader society.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter describing their suitability for the position, CV, research and teaching statements, a job market paper or example of recent research (to be uploaded to the writing samples slot) and the names and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references who will be contacted to submit letters of recommendation. References will be contacted immediately upon submission of an application and will receive an email with a link to submit their letter. Please inform your references that letters must be uploaded by April 26, 2019 for full consideration of a complete application. Letters should be addressed to: Post-doc Search Chair. Routine inquiries should be directed to Search Support at CLA_Economics@mail.colostate.edu. To view the full posting announcement and apply, submit applications electronically here.

Application deadline: 19 April 2019

Gallatin School at NYU, USA

Job title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economic Thought

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University (NYU) seeks to fill a Visiting Assistant Professor position to commence on September 1, 2019. We are seeking candidates with expertise in either the History of Economic Thought; Heterodox Economics; or the History of Capitalism. The ideal candidate will be able to teach creative and thoughtful courses that explore the intellectual history of economics as a discipline, or that provide a social and institutional framework for thinking about the history of capitalism. We are particularly interested in attracting a candidate who could teach some courses about the likes of any of the following: Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, Alfred Marshall, Joan Robinson, Amartya Sen and/or other scholars who have been influential in the development of economic thought, and who can teach in a way that exposes undergraduate students to the texts of these thinkers. The candidate would be welcome to teach other topics-oriented courses in addition to the above; examples might include courses such as a course about the history of money, a gender and the economy course, or a course drawn from the candidate's research.

The teaching load for this position is four courses per year (two in the fall and two in the spring). In addition, this position will serve as an adviser to approximately 13 students.

Founded in 1972, NYU Gallatin is a liberal arts college of 1,500 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students that are part of New York University. Its innovative B.A. and M.A. programs in individualized study encourage students to develop an integrated, interdisciplinary program of study that combines courses taken in the various schools of NYU with independent studies, internships, and Gallatin’s own interdisciplinary seminars, writing courses and arts workshops. The School emphasizes excellent teaching, top level faculty research, intensive student advising and mentoring, and a unique combination of program flexibility and academic rigor. To learn more about the Gallatin School, please visit our website at gallatin.nyu.edu.

Qualifications: Candidates may have an academic background in history, economics, political philosophy or sociology. Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level; a strong record of research and writing.

Applicants are required to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (of 15-20 pages), three letters of recommendation, a statement of your teaching philosophy, and a brief description of three "dream courses" you would like to teach.

All application materials must be submitted electronically here.

For questions, please contact Gallatin’s Office of Human Resources at gallatin.hr@nyu.edu

Application deadline: 24 May 2019.

Goldsmiths University of London, UK

Job title: Lecturer in Economics (Three Posts)

The Institute of Management Studies (IMS) combines innovative and world-renowned 4* research in one of the most creative universities in the UK with the expertise of leading academics in the fields of economics, entrepreneurship, strategy, business psychology, innovation, leadership development, and marketing. We are now seeking three full-time Lecturers in Economics to join our expanding group in this area; they will contribute to the development, teaching, and high-impact research output of economics in the IMS.

You will have a good first degree and PhD (or equivalent) in an area related to economics and an internationally recognised portfolio of interdisciplinary research, with relevant publications, in relation to economic theory and/or applied economics. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed their PhD; those who have submitted at the point of application could be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications are especially encouraged from academics who have experience in teaching (i) microeconomic theory from a history of economic thought perspective; ii) the historical evolution of credit and the market economy; and (iii) quantitative economics/econometrics with appropriate statistical software packages and the methodology of statistics for economists. Knowledge of the context and methodology of applied techniques and an ability to creatively combine mainstream and heterodox approaches in teaching and research are essential.

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

Application deadline: 8 May 2019

Positive Money, UK

Job title: Economist

Positive Money is a fast-growing organisation that combines the activities of a think-tank, pressure group, and international movement. Its mission is to restore democratic control and transparency over the creation of money. Current monetary policy and the money system cause a wide range of economic, social and environmental problems; most notably house price bubbles, high levels of debt, and rising inequality. Its vision is a money and banking system that supports and contributes to a fair, democratic, and sustainable economy.

About the role

Positive Money's ideas on reform of the banking system have been advocated by the Financial Times’ chief economics commentator, Martin Wolf, and cited by influential economists including former Bank of England governor, Mervyn King and former Financial Services Authority chairman Adair Turner. Its team has developed a significant body of work looking at the nature of the current monetary and banking system, its consequences for various social, economic, and environmental goals, and the potential for progressive reform. Positive Money is a thought leader on money and banking reform. As a member of the research team, the economist would contribute to an ambitious research agenda with a significant impact on economic policymaking. The economist will help to identify how to broaden Positive Money’s analysis of the dysfunctional money and banking system, and of the role of central banking in developed economies following the financial crash.

Applicants should fill out the application form and send it via email to recruitment@positivemoney.org.

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

Application deadline: 6 May 2019 (8am)

UMass Boston, USA

Job title: Visiting Assistant Professor (Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics)

The Department of Economics at UMass Boston seeks to hire for a visiting assistant professor position for one-year appointment starting September 1, 2019.

This role supports our growing cohorts of undergraduate majors in the areas of macroeconomics and monetary economics. We are interested in candidates who include an international comparative approach, heterodox political economy, feminist approaches, applied policy analysis, and/or innovative methodologies in their research.


Please submit a letter of application (explains how your work complement the heterodox nature of the Department), curriculum vitae, sample of written work, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and email addresses of three references to Adugna Lemi.

Review of applications began: 2 April 2019

University College Dublin, Ireland

Job title: AD Astra Fellows

UCD is a research-intensive global university with purpose, drive and ambition. To contribute to the achievement of our mission and vision, we wish to hire additional faculty who share our ambition and our values: excellence, creativity, collegiality, engagement, integrity and diversity.

UCD has developed a new Central Pool Academic Appointments initiative that is aligned with the University Strategy key objectives:

  1. Increase the quality, quantity and impact of our research, scholarship and innovation.
  2. Provide an educational experience that defines international best practice.
  3. Consolidate and strengthen our disciplines.
  4. Conduct strong interdisciplinary research and education in important areas of national and global need.
  5. Attract and retain an excellent and diverse cohort of students, faculty and staff.
  6. Build our engagement locally, nationally and internationally.
  7. Develop and strengthen our University community.

The UCD Ad Astra Fellows programme is one part of this initiative. Approximately 65 appointments will be made at Lecturer/Assistant Professor grade each year targeting high potential early-stage academics. Applications are invited across all academic disciplines represented in UCD. Excellence, creativity and the interest and capacity to engage across disciplines are underpinning values.

The UCD Ad Astra Fellows programme is extremely competitive and applicants are expected to have research outputs in the pipeline that will readily transition to research activity within UCD.

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

Application deadline: 22 April 2019

University College London, UK

Job title: Post-Doctoral Research Associate

The Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS) are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on a project titled ‘Between protection and exclusion: Separated child migrants’ care relationships and caring practices.’ The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

This project has three work packages:

  1. To investigate how separated child migrants in England make sense of care relationships and caring practices; both the care they provide and receive,
  2. To investigate how adult stakeholders involved in the care of separated child migrants in England make sense of and value care relationships and caring practices and
  3. To undertake an analysis of the cultural political economy of care for and by separated child migrants.

The successful candidate will play a full role in the design, execution and dissemination of the project. Specific duties will mainly focus on work packages 2 and 3 and involve analysing critical political economy of the immigration-welfare nexus in the UK as it pertains to separated child migrants’ caring practices and care relationships. This includes media representations, policy, and the distribution and organisation of resources such as mapping state, market and civil society actors, networks and resources flows. Other responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, conducting semi-structured interviewing with individuals/focus groups, qualitative data analysis, updating and maintaining research project websites and engaging in social media and communications activities and dissemination activities.

The successful candidate should have completed a PhD in critical political economy or a relevant field of expertise such as cultural political economy, feminist political economy, economic sociology or other disciplines bearing on the study of markets, politics and economic development that could be applied to care, migration and/or childhood.

Full post details are available here. For further enquiries, contact one of the project leads Dr Sarah Crafter or Dr Rachel Rosen Dr Rachel Rosen

Application deadline: 25th April 2019 (12 noon)

University of Greenwich, UK

The University of Greenwich Business School is seeking applications for three lectureships in business management. This is an opportunity for a permanent appointment in a vibrant network research environment provided by the newly established Networks and Urban Systems Centre. The Faculty of Business is based in the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich – a UNESCO World Heritage site. The University of Greenwich has a strong commitment to diversity and internationalism, and this is reflected in our staff and student profiles.

Job title: Lecturer in Business and Management

As part of our on-going development strategy, the University of Greenwich Faculty of Business is seeking a Lecturer in Business and Management.

The Department of Systems Management and Strategy has a wide portfolio of undergraduate programmes in the general area of business studies with specialisations in strategy, decision making, project management, operations, sustainable development and responsible planning and management. The Department also runs a Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and an Executive MBA programme. There are strong research teams within the department which provide research that is of significance to businesses, the society and environment, urban ecosystems, and circular economy. A successful applicant would form part of a research group, contributing to the REF submission and overall research activity.

The position offers opportunities for research and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and enables an ambitious candidate to play an important role in the shaping of the future development of the department’s approach to its curriculum design. We are particularly looking for candidates that enjoy teaching quantitative subjects. Applicants need to be confident in developing inspiring course materials and learning activities within a blended learning environment and providing excellent student care.

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

Job title: Lecturer in Logistics Management

The Department of Systems Management and Strategy has a wide portfolio of undergraduate programmes in the general area of business studies with specialisations in transport and logistics, procurement and supply chain, strategy, decision making, project and operations management. The Department also runs a Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and an Executive MBA programme. There are strong research teams within the department which provide research that is of significance to businesses, the society and environment, urban ecosystems, and circular economy. A successful applicant would form part of a research group, contributing to the REF submission and overall research activity.

The position offers opportunities for research and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and enables an ambitious candidate to play an important role in the shaping of the future development of the department’s approach to its curriculum design. We are looking for applications from candidates that enjoy teaching a variety of subjects, including quantitative techniques. Applicants need to be confident in developing inspiring module materials and learning activities within a blended learning environment and providing excellent student care.

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

Job title:Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Business Systems and Management

The Department of Systems Management and Strategy has a portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the areas of business strategy, project management, small business development, sustainable and responsible planning and management, business ecosystems and innovation in business environments. The Department also runs an Executive MBA programme. There are strong research teams within the department which provide research that is of significance to businesses, the society and environment, urban ecosystems, and circular economy. A successful applicant would form part of a research group, contributing to the groups REF submission and overall research activity.

The position offers opportunities for research and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and enables an ambitious candidate to play an important role in the shaping of the future development of the department’s approach to its curriculum design. Applicants need to be confident in developing inspiring course materials and learning activities within a blended learning environment and providing excellent student care.

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

Should you have any queries regarding any of the three postings please contact the HR Recruitment Team.

Application deadline for all postings: 17 April 2019

Université de Montréal, Canada

Job Position: PhD Position in Human Geography

This studentship represents an exciting opportunity to develop a project rooted in one of the following three areas: (1) food studies; (2) labour geography; (3)critical political economy. The successful candidate will be supervised by Sébastien Rioux, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Food & Well-Being.

Remuneration: Stipend: guaranteed minimum of $17,500 per year for 3 years (up to a third of the stipend will be in the form of research/teaching assistantship). The candidate will be expected to apply for provincial and/or federal research support. Additional funds for research and conference attendance are available.

The candidate is expected to begin in September 2019 or in January 2020 at the latest.Why Geography at Université de Montréal?

Eligibility: Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree of high standing in geography or in a related field (e.g. sociology, labour studies, politics). Otherpreferred skills and experiences:

How to apply:Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter, summary of the proposed project, CV, transcripts, writing sample and the names of two references to Sébastien Rioux.

Application deadline: 1 May 2019

Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria

Job title: Postdoctoral researcher on Climate-related financial risks for Europe

The Institute for Ecological Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) is currently inviting applications for a postdoctoral researcher position (2 years; starting in October 2019).

The post holder will contribute to the activities of the CASCADES project (Cascading climate risks: Towards adaptive and resilient European societies), funded by the European Commission under the H2020 framework. The main aims of the research conducted at WU will be to: i) develop an assessment of the exposure of the European macro-financial system to extra-European climate risks; ii) identify appropriate changes in business models, portfolio strategies and public policies to reduce the exposure to risks and make use of climate-related opportunities. We particularly welcome applications from researchers with strong analytical, numerical and coding skills; especially in the field of network analysis, complex systems and climate economic modelling.

All the information available here. For further queries, please write to Emanuele Campigliot.

Application deadline: 2 May 2019.


Call for Nominations: EAEPE Kapp Prize 2019

Submissions should be papers published in a scholarly journal on a theme broadly in accord with the EAEPE Theoretical Perspectives, consisting of a minimum of 5000 words and normally not exceeding 12000 words, published online or in print 2018 (e.g. no forthcoming or in press articles are accepted).

Only one entry per author will be considered. At least one of the co-authors must be a paid-up EAEPE member in the year of the competition, and at least one co-author of each submission must commit to attend EAEPE's 2019 annual conference.

Any member of the EAEPE Council, or Trustee of the Foundation for European Economic Development (FEED) serving at any time from 1 January of the year before the year of competition to 1 July of the year of the competition inclusive, shall be ineligible to participate, including as a coauthor.

A single PDF file should be sent to Irene Monasterolo. Sending your entry to the wrong address will result in a delay that may make you miss the deadline. EAEPE will not be held responsible for submissions that are dispatched to the wrong address.

The EAEPE Council will judge submissions by the end of May at the latest. The Council reserves the right not to award a prize if the entries are below the required quality.

For more information please write to Irene Monasterolo, Prize officer within the EAEPE Council.

Submission deadline: 30 April 2019

Call for Nominations: EAEPE Simon Young Scholar Prize 2019

EAEPE invites young scholars to submit their accepted conference paper for the annual EAEPE-Simon Young Scholar Prize competition.

Submissions should be papers accepted for the Annual EAEPE Conference. Applicants must attend and present their paper at the conference. Only applicants are eligible, who have not reached their 35birthday in the year of the prize award, or who are within 3 years after completion of their PhD.

Co-authored papers are eligible if all coauthors meet the age/seniority requirement above. In any case, every author may submit no more than one paper, single or co-authored.

In the case of two or more co-authors, at least one-of the authors has to be a paid-up EAEPE member in the year of the competition. Any member of the EAEPE Council or Trustee of the Foundation for European Economic Development (FEED) serving at any time from 1 January of the year before the year of competition to 1 July of the year of the competition inclusive shall be ineligible to enter.

A PDF should be sent to the EAEPE Prize Competition Coordinator: Irene Monasterolo, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). Sending your entry to the wrong address will result in a delay that may make you miss the deadline. EAEPE will not be held responsible for submissions that are dispatched to the wrong address.

The EAEPE Council will judge submissions in time for the Annual EAEPE Conference. The Council reserves the right not to award a prize if the entries are below the required quality.

The EAEPE-Simon Young Scholar Prize will be awarded at the Annual Conference dinner.

Submission deadline: 30 April 2019

Call for Nominations: Pierangelo Garegnani Research Prize 2019

he Centro di Ricerche e Documentazione “Piero Sraffa”, in accordance with the wishes of the family and with their financial support, establishes for the sixth year a Prize in memory of Pierangelo Garegnani of the amount of € 3,000 (before tax), aimed at young scholars who are engaged or plan to engage in research in economic analysis along the lines of the work of Pierangelo Garegnani.The Prize is awarded to researchers in the field of Economics who are attending a PhD course, or have defended since 2014 their PhD thesis, in Italian or foreign Universities.

Details on the submission process can be fond in the original call.

Please find all details on the Centro Sraffa website.

Submission deadline: 10 June 2019

Winner Announcement: 2018 Warren Samuels Prize

The 2018 Warren Samuels Prize goes to Isabella Maria Weber of Goldsmiths, University of London, and Gregor Semeniuk of SOAS, University of London, have been awarded the 2018 Warren Samuels Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology for their co-authored paper "American Radical Economists in Mao's China: From Hopes to Disillusionment." The prize winner is chosen each year by RHETM's editorial board from among the papers approved for publication in the journal throughout the year. Previous winners include Gabriel Oliva, Tom Stapleford, and Wade Hands. The award carries a $1,000 stipend.

Isabella and Gregor's paper will appear in the next volume (37A) of Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, to be published in May, as part of a symposium on the 50th anniversary of the Union for Radical Political Economics, guest edited by Tiago Mata. The volume also includes a general-research contribution from Mauro Boianovsky and a series of essays from prominent scholars reflecting upon Boianovsky’s essay, in addition to a new archival piece about John R. Commons from the papers of Alvin Hansen, edited and introduced by Malcolm Rutherford.


American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 78 (2)

Clifford W. Cobb: Editor's Introduction: Religion and the Shaping of Normative Economics

Robert H. Nelson: Economic Religion and the Worship of Progress

Carol Frances Johnston: A Protestant Rethinking of Economics for a Healthier World

Charles M.A. Clark: Catholicism and Economics: Towards a “Deeper Reflection on the Nature of the Economy and its Purposes”

Asad Zaman: Islam’s Gift: An Economy of Spiritual Development

Sungmoon Kim: The Political Economy of Confucian Harmony: A Xunzian Vision

Wolfgang Drechsler: The Reality and Diversity of Buddhist Economics

Cambridge Journal of Economics, 43 (2)

William Quinn: Technological revolutions and speculative finance: evidence from the British Bicycle Mania

Christian Pfeifer and Gesine Stephan: Why women do not ask: gender differences in fairness perceptions of own wages and subsequent wage growth

Ferran Portella-Carbó and Óscar Dejuán: Trade Imbalances and Fiscal Policy in the Eurozone: An Analysis of Economic Interrelations with a Global Supermultiplier Input-Output Model

Ignacio Álvarez, Jorge Uxó and Eladio Febrero: Internal devaluation in a wage-led economy: the case of Spain

Cyril Pitrou: Graph representation of balance sheets: from exogenous to endogenous money

Lídia Brochier and Antonio Carlos Macedo e Silva: A supermultiplier Stock-Flow Consistent model: the “return” of the paradoxes of thrift and costs in the long run?

Mark Setterfield: Long-run variation in capacity utilization in the presence of a fixed normal rate

Amitava Krishna Dutt and Roberto Veneziani: Education and ‘human capitalists’ in a classical-Marxian model of growth and distribution

Competition & Change, 23 (2)

Special Issue on Authoritarian Neoliberalism

Matthew DJ Ryan: Interrogating ‘authoritarian neoliberalism’: The problem of periodization

Etienne Schneider and Sune Sandbeck: Monetary integration in the Eurozone and the rise of transnational authoritarian statism

Adam Fabry: Neoliberalism, crisis and authoritarian–ethnicist reaction: The ascendancy of the Orbán regime

Cameron Smith: ‘Authoritarian neoliberalism’ and the Australian border-industrial complex

Economy and Society, 48 (1)

Brett Christophers: The allusive market: insurance of flood risk in neoliberal Britain

Paul Langley, Ben Anderson, James Ash and Rachel Gordon: Indebted life and money culture: payday lending in the United Kingdom

Liz McFall; Personalizing solidarity? The role of self-tracking in health insurance pricing

Niccolò Tempini and David Teira: Is the genie out of the bottle? Digital platforms and the future of clinical trials

Troels Krarup: Between competition and centralization: the new infrastructures of European finance

Claudia J. Daniel and Cecilia T. Lanata Briones: Battles over numbers: the case of the Argentine consumer price index (2007–2015)

Forum for Social Economics, 48 (1)

A Special Edition on Microcredit

Philip Mader and Sophia Sabrow: All Myth and Ceremony? Examining the Causes and Logic of the Mission Shift in Microfinance from Microenterprise Credit to Financial Inclusion

Jesse Hembruff and Susanne Soederberg: Debtfarism and the Violence of Financial Inclusion: The Case of the Payday Lending Industry

Milford Bateman: South Africa's post-apartheid microcredit experiment: moving from state-enforced to market-enforced exploitation

Will Butcher and James Galbraith: Microfinance Control Fraud in Latin America

Historical Materialism, 27 (1)

Jeffery R. Webber: Resurrection of the Dead, Exaltation of the New Struggles

Gastón Caligaris and Guido Starosta: Revisiting the Marxist Skilled-Labour Debate

David Harvie: (Big) Society and (Market) Discipline: Social Investment and the Financialisation of Social Reproduction

Ramon Salim Diab: Capital’s Artificial Intellect Becoming Uber’s Means of Autonomous Immaterial Production

Dave Beech: Art and the Politics of Eliminating Handicraft

Mark Jay: Cages and Crises: A Marxist Analysis of Mass Incarceration

Michael Kryluk: ‘Hegel Belongs in the Old Testament of the New Philosophy’

Ludwig Feuerbach: On the Evaluation of The Essence of Christianity

Industrial and Corporate Change, 28 (2)

Wolfgang Briglauer and Carlo Cambini: Does regulation of basic broadband networks affect the adoption of new fiber-based broadband services?

Jan Keil: Is there a causal effect of concentration on persistent profitability differentials?

Gianluca Capone, Franco Malerba and Luigi Orsenigo: Spinoffs in context: entry and performance across different industries

Special Section: Nathan Rosenberg Memorial Issue

Ashish Arora, Sharon Belenzon, and Andrea Pataccon: A theory of the US innovation ecosystem: evolution and the social value of diversity

Valerio Sterzi, Michele Pezzoni, and Francesco Lissoni: Patent management by universities: evidence from Italian academic inventions

Timothy F Bresnahan: Technological change in ICT in light of ideas first learned about the machine tool industry

Raffaele Conti, Alfonso Gambardella, and Elena Novelli: Specializing in general purpose technologies as a firm long-term strategy

James Bessen and Alessandro Nuvolari: Diffusing new technology without dissipating rents: some historical case studies of knowledge sharing

Kenny Ching, Joshua Gans, and Scott Stern: Control versus execution: endogenous appropriability and entrepreneurial strategy

David J Teece: Roundtable discussion Nathan Rosenberg Memorial Issue

International Critical Thought, 9 (1)

Xuangong Wu: Achievements, Problems and Direction of China’s Reform and Opening

James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer: For Whom the Bell Tolls? Capital, Labor and the Global Financial Crisis

Jack Rasmus: Crisis and Restoration of Neoliberal Policy in the USA: 2008–2018

Franklin Obeng-Odoom: Economic Cycles, Economic Crises, Resource Grabs, and Expulsions

Kalim Siddiqui: The Political Economy of Essence of Money and Recent Development

Roland Boer: Marx’s Ambivalence: State, Proletarian Dictatorship and Commune

Spyros Sakellaropoulos: The Althusser-Poulantzas Discussion on the State

Christian Stache: Review of Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism by Victor Wallis

Eugene Gogol: Raya Dunayevskaya and the Philosophy of Marxist-Humanism: Review of Russia and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution in Permanence for Our Day by Raya Dunayevskaya

International Journal of Political Economy, 47 (3-4)

John F. Henry: A Neoliberal Keynes?

Patrick O’Sullivan: The Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Efficient Markets Hypothesis: The Compelling Fairy Tale of Contemporary Financial Economics

Maria N. Ivanova: Quantitative Easing: A Postmortem

Öner Tulum and William Lazonick: Financialized Corporations in a National Innovation System: The U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry

Peter Temin: The Political Economy of Mass Incarceration and Crime: An Analytic Model

Bruno Sovilla: Increasing the Minimum Wage with the State as Employer of Last Resort: A “Predistribution” Proposal for Mexico

Journal of Economic Geography, 19 (2)

Simona Iammarino, Andrés Rodriguez-Pose and Michael Storper: Regional inequality in Europe: evidence, theory and policy implications

Jean-François Maystadt and Gilles Duranton: The development push of refugees: evidence from Tanzania

Daniel F Heuermann and Johannes F Schmieder: The effect of infrastructure on worker mobility: evidence from high-speed rail expansion in Germany

Matthew A Cole, Robert J R Elliott, Toshihiro Okubo and Eric Strobl: Natural disasters and spatial heterogeneity in damages: the birth, life and death of manufacturing plants

Max Nathan, Emma Vandore, Georgina Voss: Spatial Imaginaries and Tech Cities: Place-branding East London’s digital economy

Sevrin Waights: The preservation of historic districts—is it worth it?

Daniel Montolio and Simón Planells-Struse: Measuring the negative externalities of a private leisure activity: hooligans and pickpockets around the stadium

Curtis J Simon: Migration and career attainment of power couples: the roles of city size and human capital composition

Metroeconomica, 70 (2)

Peter Skott: Autonomous demand, Harrodian instability and the supply side

Brett Fiebiger and Marc Lavoie: Trend and business cycles with external markets: Non‐capacity generating semi‐autonomous expenditures and effective demand

Franklin Serrano, Fabio Freitas, and Gustavo Bhering: The Trouble with Harrod: The fundamental instability of the warranted rate in the light of the Sraffian Supermultiplier

Amitava Krishna Dutt: Some observations on models of growth and distribution with autonomous demand growth

Reiner Franke: Harrod's long‐range capital outlay as a stabilizer of Harrodian instability

Marwil J. Dávila‐Fernández, Jose L. Oreiro, and Lionello F. Punzo: Inconsistency and over‐determination in neo‐Kaleckian growth models: A note

Marc Lavoie: Inconsistencies in the note of Dávila‐Fernández, Oreiro and Punzo

Thomas Palley: The economics of the super‐multiplier: A comprehensive treatment with labor markets

Daniele Girardi and Riccardo Pariboni: Normal utilization as the adjusting variable in Neo‐Kaleckian growth models: A critique

New Political Economy, 24 (3)

Susanne Lütz and Sven Hilgers: When Overlapping Organisations Play Two-Level Games: IMF–EU Interaction in Credit Lending to Latvia and Greece

Kevin L. Young and Alper H. Yagci: Status Quo Conservatism, Placation, or Partisan Division? Analysing Citizen Attitudes Towards Financial Reform in the United States

Harpal Hungin and Scott James: Central Bank Reform and the Politics of Blame Avoidance in the UK

Lena Rethel: Corporate Islam, Global Capitalism and the Performance of Economic Moralities

Crystal A. Ennis: The Gendered Complexities of Promoting Female Entrepreneurship in the Gulf

Ralf Havertz: Right-Wing Populism and Neoliberalism in Germany: The AfD’s Embrace of Ordoliberalism

Special Section 2: The political economy of Brexit and British capitalism

Charlie Dannreuther, Scott Lavery and Lucia Quaglia: The Political Economy of Brexit and the Future of British Capitalism Second Symposium

Ben Rosamond: Brexit and the Politics of UK Growth Models

Gabriel Siles-Brügge: Bound by Gravity or Living in a ‘Post Geography Trading World’? Expert Knowledge and Affective Spatial Imaginaries in the Construction of the UK’s Post-Brexit Trade Policy

Real-World Economics Review, 87

Herman Daly:Growthism: Its ecological, economic, and ethical limits

Katharine N. Farrell: Producing ecological economy

Edward Fullbrook: Dog barking, overgrazing and ecological collapse

Neva Goodwin: Addressing meta-externalities: investments in restoring the earth

Jason Hickel: Degrowth: A theory of radical abundance

Eric Kemp-Benedict and Sivan Kartha: Environmental financialization: What could go wrong?

Max Koch: Elements of a political economy of the postgrowth era

Peter McManners: Victim of success: civilisation is at risk

Richard B. Norgaard: Economism and the Econocene: A Coevolutionary Interpretation

William E. Rees: End game: The economy as eco-catastrophe and what needs to change

Richard Smith: An ecosocialist path to limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C0

Peter Söderbaum: Toward sustainable development: Democracy-oriented economics

Joachim H. Spangenberg and Lia Polotzek: Like blending chalk and cheese

Clive L. Spash and Tone Smith: Of Ecosystems and Economies: Re-connecting economics with reality

Per Espen Stoknes: How to achieve the sustainable development goals by 2050

Ted Trainer and Samuel Alexander: The simpler way: envisioning a sustainable society in an age of limits

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Special Section: New directions in the IPE of Energy

Caroline Kuzemko, Andrew Lawrence and Matthew Watson: New directions in the international political economy of energy

Peter Newell: Trasformismo or transformation? The global political economy of energy transitions

Benjamin K. Sovacool and Götz Walter: Internationalizing the political economy of hydroelectricity: security, development and sustainability in hydropower states

Caroline Kuzemko: Re-scaling IPE: local government, sustainable energy and change

Kate J. Neville, Jackie Cook, Jennifer Baka, Karen Bakker and Erika S. Weinthal: Can shareholder advocacy shape energy governance? The case of the US antifracking movement

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Books and Book Series

Responses to Marx’s Capital: From Rudolf Hilferding to Isaak Illich

Edited and translated by Richard B. Day and Daniel F. Gaido | 2018, Haymarket Books

Responses to Marx's Capital: From Rudolf Hilferding to Isaak Illich Rubin is a collection of primary sources dealing with the reception of the economic works of Karl Marx from the First to the Third International. The documents, translated for the first time from German and Russian, range from the original reviews of the three volumes of Capital and the three volumes of Theories of Surplus Value to the debates between the Marxist economists and the bourgeois academic representatives of the theory of marginal utility and the German historical school.

The volume close with six essays by the prominent economist Isaak I. Rubin, including ‘Essays on Marx's Theory of Money’ and ‘The Dialectical Development of Categories in Marx’s Economic System’.

Please find a link to the book here.

Class After Industry - A Complex Realist Approach

by David Byrne | 2019 Palgrave Macmillan

The transition to twenty-first century post-industrial capitalism from the ‘welfare’ industrial capitalism of the twentieth century, has affected the ways in which class is lived in terms of relational inequality and the factors that structure identity. Class After Industry takes a complex realist approach to the dynamics of individual lives, places, the social structure and analyses their significance in terms of class. A wide range of quantitative and qualitative studies are drawn on to explore how ‘life after industry’ shapes class, and the consequent potential for social change. The book will be of interest across the social sciences and beyond, to those concerned with how class forms might translate into political action.

Please find a link to the book here.

Fascism and Dictatorship The Third International and the Problem of Fascism

by Nicos Poulantzas | 2019, Verso

The resurgence of the far right across Europe and the emergence of the “alt-right” in the US have put the question of fascism urgently back on the agenda. For those trying to understand these forms of politics, there is no better place to start than Fascism and Dictatorship, the unrivalled Marxist study of German and Italian fascism. It carefully distinguishes between fascism as a mass movement before the seizure of power and what it becomes as an entrenched machinery of dictatorship. It compares the distinct class components of the counterrevolutionary blocs mobilised by fascism in Germany and Italy; analyses the changing relations between the petty bourgeoisie and big capital in the evolution of fascism; discusses the structures of the fascist state itself, as an emergency regime for the defence of capital; and provides a sustained and documented criticism of official Comintern attitudes and policies towards fascism in the fateful years after the Versailles settlement. Fascism and Dictatorship represents a challenging synthesis of factual evidence and conceptual analysis, a standard bearer of what Marxist political theory should be.

Please find a link to the book here.

Governance Beyond the Law: The Immoral, The Illegal, The Criminal

edited by A. Polese, A. Russo, and F. Strazzari | 2019, Palgrave Macmillan

This volume explores the continuous line from informal and unrecorded practices all the way up to illegal and criminal practices, performed and reproduced by both individuals and organisations. The authors classify them as alternative, subversive forms of governance performed by marginal (and often invisible) peripheral actors. The volume studies how the informal and the extra-legal unfold transnationally and, in particular, how and why they have been/are being progressively criminalized and integrated into the construction of global and local dangerhoods; how the above-mentioned phenomena are embedded into a post-liberal security order; and whether they shape new states of exception and generate moral panic whose ultimate function is regulatory, disciplinary and one of crafting practices of political ordering.

Please find a link to the book here.

Growth and Distribution

by Duncan K. Foley, Thomas R. Michl and Daniele Tavani | 2019, Havard University Press

Authors Duncan Foley, Thomas Michl, and Daniele Tavani present Classical and Keynesian approaches to growth theory, in parallel with Neoclassical ones, and introduce students to advanced tools of intertemporal economic analysis through carefully developed treatments of land- and resource-limited growth. They cover corporate finance, the impact of government debt and social security systems, theories of endogenous technical change, and the implications of climate change. Without excessive formal complication, the models emphasize rigorous reasoning from basic economic principles and insights, and respond to students’ interest in the history and policy dilemmas of real-world economies.

In addition to carefully worked out examples showing how to use the analytical techniques presented, Growth and Distribution presents many problems suitable for inclusion in problem sets and examinations. Detailed answers to these problems are available. This second edition includes fresh data throughout and new chapters on climate change, corporate capitalism, models of wealth inequality, and technical change.

Please find a link to the book here.

Mass strikes and social movements in Brazil and India - Popular Mobilisation in the Long Depression

by Jörg Nowak | 2019, Palgrave

This book explores new forms of popular organisation that emerged from strikes in India and Brazil between 2011 and 2014. Based on four case studies, the author traces the alliances and relations that strikers developed during their mobilisations with other popular actors such as students, indigenous peoples, and people displaced by dam projects. The study locates the mass strikes in Brazil’s construction industry and India’s automobile industry in a global conjuncture of protest movements, and develops a new theory of strikes that can take account of the manifold ways in which labour unrest is embedded in local communities and regional networks.

Please find a link to the book here.

Minsky's Moment - An Insider's View on the Economics of Hyman Minsky

by Piero Ferri | 2019, Edward Elgar Publishing

Based upon his life-long collaboration with Hyman Minsky, Piero Ferri explores and reconsiders Minsky’s moments in the aftermath of the ‘Great Recession’ of 2008. He sets out the analytical and methodological foundations of Minsky’s financial instability hypothesis, offering insightful comments from a unique insider’s perspective.

This book stresses the necessity of including what has been recently discovered about Minsky’s financial instability hypothesis into his lifelong research program, in order to obtain a more complete picture of both his vision and his analytical apparatus. It seeks to move beyond a discussion of Minsky’s original ideas, to verify how they are capable of meeting the challenges derived from the modern evolution of the economy. Developing a meta-model based on regime switching, Piero Ferri examines how the different financial instability hypotheses can be accounted for.

Researchers and advanced students in macroeconomics and finance will greatly benefit from the exploration of how Minsky predicted the ‘Great Recession’, and why his work is of fundamental relevance today. Economic policy makers will also find this book to be a useful tool in discovering methodological innovations to aid further financial recovery from the 2008 economic crisis.

Please find a link to the book here.

Money, Method and Contemporary Post-Keynesian Economics

Edited by Sheila Dow, Jesper Jespersen, and Geoff Tily | 2019, Edward Elgar Publishing

The Post-Keynesian methodology emphasising uncertainty is indispensable to analysing and understanding the major challenges of the 21st Century. On that basis, this book focuses on the failures of the market economic system to secure stability and sustainability, and demonstrates why this is not recognised by conventional economic theory.

The Post-Keynesian economics set out here aims for an understanding of the economy as a whole and as an integral part of society. Chapters analysing money, banks and finance as dynamic phenomena open the book. They are followed by chapters focusing on methodological issues such as uncertainty, longer-term aspects, sustainability and other non-monetary economic activities.

This important book is a useful tool for students and researchers who wish to gain a better understanding of real world economics. In these areas where conventional macroeconomic theory may not be sufficient, this book offers viable Post-Keynesian alternatives.

Please find a link to the book here.

Rosa Luxemburg - The Biography

by J.P. Nettl | 2019, Verso

Rosa Luxemburg is one of the most controversial and important figures in the development of Marxism. In many respects her role is unique; she was at the same time one of the founders of modern communism and one of its severest critics. With the exception of Lenin, she is perhaps the only Marxist of this century who bridges the profound divide of the Bolshevik Revolution; both communists and anti-communists still look to her work and life as a source of inspiration. In this classic biography J.P. Nettl provides an extraordinary portrait of one of the leading twentieth century revolutionaries and political thinkers.

Please find a link to the book here.

Schumpeter’s Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy: A Twenty-First Century Agenda

edited by Leonardo Burlamaqui and Rainer Kattel | 2018, Routledge

2017 marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of Schumpeter’s Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, a work acknowledged as one of the most insightful books written in the twentieth century. It retains a contemporary quality, and still invites criticisms, new interpretations, and extensions and across disciplines.

This book, in addition to re-examining Schumpeter’s seminal work and undertaking a twenty-first-century update of its main themes, brings together leading social scientists to provide contemporary amendments, extensions – or eventually refutations – of key elements of Schumpeter’s vision and thesis. Issues covered include a new take on creative destruction, the contours of a theory of innovative enterprise, finance and financialisation, a critique of the secular stagnation thesis, Schumpeter’s contributions to a theory of the entrepreneurial state, his conception of socialism and its current relevance for understanding the 'China model' as well as a rekindling of his democracy thesis for our times.

Bringing together leading international contributors, this book provides fresh perspectives on ideas that continue to be hugely relevant to contemporary social sciences and a guide for understanding the current tensions among capitalism, the state and democracy. These chapters will be of interest to economists, social scientists and anyone with an interest in modern capitalism.

Please find a link to the book here.

Selected Essays of Nigel Harris: From National Liberation to Globalisation

by Nigel Harris; edited by Ahmed Shawki | 2019, Haymarket Books

Nigel Harris’s Selected Essays: From National Liberation to Globalisation presents an encompassing overview of the work of one of the most prolific and insightful Marxist economists of the second half of the twentieth century. It starts off with a new interview in which Harris reflects on the development of his thought over the more than half a century separating the death of Stalin from the latest developments in globalisation and capitalist restructuring. The collected essays deal with topics ranging from imperialism and the state to the political economy of development and migration, and offer an ample selection from Harris’s political journalism. Together the work constitutes at once a personal journey through the history of the British revolutionary left and a trenchant commentary on some of the most fundamental problems facing a renewed Marxist theory.

Please find a link to the book here.

The Economics of Adaptation and Long-term Relationships

by Dean Victor Williamson | 2019, Edward Elgar Publishing

Do institutions matter in economic theory? Or is the economic analysis of institutions a distraction from the most important action? Indeed, does Vernon Smith’s notion of the “institution-free core” of formal economic theory encompass that most important action? Would that render an “economics of organization” almost devoid of economic content?

The author takes up an approach that is more agnostic, inter-disciplinary and even a little irreverent. What can theory do and not do? Theory can stimulate questions about how parties manage competing demands for commitment and flexibility in their relationships but what blind spots persist? The book opens with an informal tour of the economics of system design out of which an economics of adaptation ultimately emerged. It then offers explorations, via the application of the economics of adaptation in both law and economics’ relating to how parties manage relationships within the firm, within the context of long-term contracts and, most vividly, within the context of antitrust conspiracy.

Advanced undergraduates, graduate students and teaching faculty in economics, public policy, management and law will find the book relevant, as it maps out connections between literatures that are not often made explicit. For historians of economic thought the book lays out a much richer understanding of what the economics of organization is (and is not), and situates it next to design economics.

Please find a link to the book here.

The Future of Mining in South Africa: Sunset or Sunrise

edited by Salimah Valiani | 2019, MISTRA

The future of mining in South Africa is hotly contested. Wide-ranging views from multiple quarters rarely seem to intersect, placing emphasis on different questions without engaging in holistic debate.

This book aims to catalyse change by gathering together fragmented views into unifying conversations. It highlights the importance of debating the future of mining in South Africa and for reaching consensus in other countries across the mineral-dependent globe.

It covers issues such as the potential of platinum to spur industrialisation, land and dispossession on the platinum belt, the roles of the state and capital in mineral development, mining in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the experiences of women in and affected by mining since the late 19th century and mine worker organising: history and lessons and how post-mine rehabilitation can be tackled.

It was inspired not only by an appreciation of South Africa’s extensive mineral endowments, but also by a realisation that, while the South African mining industry performs relatively well on many technical indicators, its management of broader social issues leaves much to be desired. It needs to be deliberated whether the mining industry can play as critical a role going forward as it did in the evolution of the country’s economy.

Please find a link to the book here.

The Reform of Europe - A Political Guide to the Future

by Michel Aglietta | 2019, Verso

Since 2010, the eurozone crisis has roiled the continent, creating political discord and generating a long period of economic stagnation. The cyclical recovery enjoyed in 2017 is no cause for complacency. It should act as an impetus to undertake long-overdue reforms.

At present, there is no future for those incapable of investing. There is no stimulus for innovation in countries that have been converted to the hegemony of finance at the expense of productive investment. Europe must confront the challenges of the twenty-first century by recovering the community spirit behind the Union’s origins.

The Reform of Europe demonstrates the need for a long-term vision with two goals: the reconstruction of a social contract based on entrepreneurial partnership and investment in the transition to ecological sustainability. This political vision will restore to citizens of the member states a sense of belonging to a wider community. To this end, argues Michel Aglietta, one of today’s most important heterodox economists, we must strengthen European institutions at the financial and fiscal levels. This means making the euro a full currency, endowed with democratic legitimacy.

Please find a link to the book here.

Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants

MSc Economics and MSc Global Economic Governance and Policy at SOAS University of London

The Department of Economics at SOAS University of London has two new exciting graduate programmes for which it invites applications: MSc Economics and MSc Global Economic Governance and Policy.

Both programmes, like all SOAS Economics MSc programmes, are distinctive in their commitment to provide training in both mainstream economics and heterodox alternative theories and methods, quantitative skills, and application to a variety of contemporary topics and global economic issues.

This reflects one of our key institutional roles in leading the debates in political economy and pluralistic economics. It also places applied focus on policy engagements and their theory foundations, drawing on our strengths and expertise in those areas.

By completing a SOAS Economics MSc you will be equipped with the specialist knowledge required by international employers in both the business and public sectors; as well as providing rigorous foundations for those who wish to go on to do research in economics at the PhD level.

To find out more or to apply, visit out website here and here.

Application deadline: 30 June 2019

Economic Policies in the age of Globalisation (EPOG) - International Master's course

EPOG 2.0 is the new EPOG programme, which started in September 2018. 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.

Additional students can be enrolled directly in the second year (“1-YEAR-PROGRAMME students”).The successful students will only be awarded a Paris 13 APE degree if they are in Option I or a APE Paris 7 degree if they are in Option II. With the exception of the awarded degrees policy, these students and the 2-YEAR-PROGRAMME students will be treated similarly.

Application process

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 and the host institutions according to the option.

Click here to access the application platform. To apply for the 1-year programme, please select “Applicant Master 2 (1 year)”.

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

Application deadline: 19 May 2019 (23.59 Paris time)

Frederic S. Lee Heterodox Economics Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarships for tuition and fees, up to three classes per semester, for doctoral heterodox economics students. Over the past 4 years, the Fund has given out a total of $37,318 to thirteen PhD students.

In order to be eligible, students must be enrolled in a doctoral heterodox economics program in the United States and demonstrate financial need. The fund will not provide scholarship aid for dissertation credit hours or for credit hours that are not directly relevant for the completion of the doctoral program's course work.

Selection criteria include:

  1. Priority will be given to students who have no scholarship support at all and need the support to continue in their heterodox doctoral program. Students who have only partial scholarship support and need additional support to continue in their heterodox doctoral program will also be considered.
  2. Preference will be given to students who are interested in working in heterodox microeconomics. Applicants from other fields of study are also encouraged to apply, especially if they are willing to do heterodox economics in an integrative manner (as opposed to adhering to a single heterodox tradition).

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

Application deadline: 15 May 2019

MA in Economics in the Economics and Society Stream of the Department of Economics at University of Manitoba

The Economics and Society stream of the Department of Economics is inviting qualified students to enroll in its new MA in Economics Program which commences in September 2019. For the coming year, the MA program will be by thesis.

For the coming-year’s intake, there will be two Research Fellowship Awards available funded by the Manitoba Research Alliance (MRA) specified below:

  1. An Indigenous student to undertake research in Indigenous Economic Development in Manitoba or in a closely related topic in any other area of the MRA’s research program in Inner City and Indigenous Poverty. A stipend of $8,750 for one year will be provided by the MRA with the possibility of matching funding from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Enhancement of Tri-Council Stipends (GETS) Program.
  2. A Masters student to specialize in analyzing social impact bonds (SIBs), building on research already funded by the MRA.

A stipend of $8,750 for one year will be provided by the MRA.

Applicants to the Economics & Society stream should meet the common admission criteria:

Application Requirements

  1. Three (3) letters of reference at least two of which should be from Professors familiar with the applicant’s undergraduate performance. One need not be academic.
  2. A 500 word statement of the applicant's background and goals.
  3. Scanned copies of original transcripts from all recognized, post-secondary institutions attended.
  4. English Language proficiency test for non –native speakers, or students who have not completed a university degree from Canada or one of the countries on the English Language Proficiency Test Exemption List.
  5. Applicants for this intake must be Canadian or US citizens.

Ideally, applicants should have some familiarity with and interest in Heterodox Economics. Application documents should be emailed to Economics@umanitoba.ca with the subject header Application for Research Fellowship Economics & Society MA Thesis Stream.

Application deadline: 15 May 2019

MS Finance at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, USA

The Department of Economics and Finance at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA now offers an MS Finance degree program, with instruction beginning Fall 2019. The 30-credit program can be completed in nine months through a full-time option and twenty-one months through a part-time option, with each student finishing a concentration in Global Finance or Quantitative Finance. In conjunction, the University offers an Accelerated option for its current undergraduate students, the only one of its kind in New York’s Tri-State area.

The program’s innovative curriculum approaches the discipline of finance from a pluralistic perspective to examine how it can promote the capital development of nations through sustainable financial relationships. In doing, it goes beyond the traditional topics covered in other MS Finance programs by emphasizing a balance between macroeconomic and microeconomic aspects of finance; focusing on comparative central banking; stressing the history of financial economic thought; addressing issues of financial ethics; and giving students the opportunity to partake in mentored research with private, public, and NGO affiliates. This combination gives graduates the in-demand skill sets employers increasingly desire in today’s globalized financial world and best prepares them for leading financial professional certification exams, such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designations, since we cover essential knowledge other programs omit.

For more information about the Saint Peter’s University MS Finance degree program click here, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at gradadmit@saintpeters.edu or (201) 761-6470, or reach out to the program’s Founding Director, Dr. Devin Rafferty.

Please find a link to the application portal here.

Application deadline: 15 August 2019


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The latest issue of the Economic Sociology Newsletter is now available online here.

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A letter to Members of the AEA (on a recent survey on the professional climate in the profession)

To the members of the American Economic Association:

The American Economic Association is today releasing results from a survey of current and former members about the professional climate in economics, conducted under the auspices of the AEA's recently created standing Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Professional Conduct (CEDPC). For the Committee's summary report of the survey results, see here. As the deadline for submitting replies to the survey (February 28) has just passed, the report being released today consists primarily of simple tabulations of the responses. A more extensive report including statistical analyses, analysis of open-ended survey questions, and some comparisons with results of other surveys will be made available in early summer 2019.

Although a full analysis of the survey results remains to be done, it is evident from the findings released today that many members of the profession have suffered harassment and discrimination during their careers, including both overt acts of abuse and more subtle forms of marginalization. This is unacceptable. Excluding or marginalizing people based on their gender, race, or other personal characteristics is not only deeply unfair to those who are excluded, it damages the field as a whole by limiting the diversity of perspectives and dissuading talented people from becoming economists. It is striking that, in an era when women and members of under-represented minority groups have entered so-called STEM fields at increasing rates, the low rates of participation and advancement of women and minorities in economics have changed little in recent decades.

The leadership of the American Economic Association, including our colleagues on the AEA Executive Committee, takes these issues extremely seriously. Based on concerns we heard from our members, the Committee took several steps last year, including

Building on those measures, in discussions at the Atlanta meetings and in the intervening weeks, the AEA Executive Committee has agreed to take the following additional steps:

It's important to weed out harassment and discrimination but it's likewise essential to take action to widen the pipeline of women and minorities entering the field and to help those already in the field to advance professionally. Accordingly, the Executive Committee has also agreed

The AEA will also continue, as a regular matter, to survey its membership about issues that affect their professional lives, including the professional climate and factors affecting working conditions and professional satisfaction. In this regard, please be on the lookout for a planned survey on career concerns coming soon.

We recognize that these are only first steps in addressing some longstanding problems in the profession. However, we are committed to helping make economics—which has given each of us tremendous professional opportunities and satisfaction—fully accessible and welcoming to anyone with the interest and ability to make a career in the field. We ask for the support of all AEA members in this effort.

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Olivier Blanchard, AEA immediate past-president
Ben Bernanke, AEA president
Janet Yellen, AEA president-elect

Invitation to subscribe to Solidarity & Sustainability

To subscribe to "Mother Pelican ~ A Journal of Solidarity and Sustainability" please visit the home page. The current issue is Vol. 15, No. 3, March 2019 and is available here. The journal is a monthly digest of emerging research and initiatives on global social/ecological justice issues, with especial focus on ecological anthropology, cultural trends, and integral human development. There is also a section on patriarchal gender ideology and religious patriarchy as it pertains to human relations and an integral ecology: "Meditations on Man and Woman, Humanity and Nature". Christian ethos, free subscription, one email per month with links to the new pages. Published under a Creative Commons license. Article submissions are welcomed.

Obituaries for Alan B. Krueger

In the wake of Alan B. Krueger's untimely death at age 58 the New York times and Bloomberg have published obituaries here and here.