Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Issue 277 March 15, 2021 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

"History matters" is a core intellectual guideline for most heterodox economists. Typically, this expression is used to indicate that current and future economic outcomes are strongly coined by past events – hence, we often observe heterogeneous & path-dependent developmental trajectories across our objects of research, which can be better understood by illuminating differences in starting conditions, past successes & failures or lasting institutional features. In this general form, the guideline history matters can be applied to variety of different levels of analysis – for instance, when inspecting the performance of firms (micro, e.g. here or here), the innovation trajectories coining certain sectors, industries and organizations (meso, e.g. here) or the economic development of different countries or regions (macro, e.g. here or here).

Thereby, it is always helpful to remind oneself, that the very same historical conditions, that might be illuminating from an analytical viewpoint, often have to be rationalized as constraints when taking the perspective of the affected actors. Or in the words of a classic:

"Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past." (Marx)

Past constraints are especially painful in those special cases, where history repeats itself and established features limit or prevent significant changes in the planned course of action. A clear-cut example for such a painful case of history repeating seems to the European fiscal policy response to the Covid crisis, which is expected to fall far behind the efforts undertaken by the US (see here). The same self-destructive pattern – Europe curtails the fiscal expansion much too early for a full-fledged recovery to follow – also coined the policy-response after the financial crisis and eventually led to a double-dip recession. It remains to hope that European authorities will learn quickly from these past mistakes and aim to remove at least some of the constraints tying our hands to organize a fair & green recovery. Having just spelt out that, I see that the chances are slim and the prospects are dire, but at last I spelt it out ;-)

All the best,


PS: Related to the idea of a fair & green recovery in Europe I have written two very pragmatic policy studies with Rafael Wildauer and Stuart Leitch from the University of Greenwich (UK) trying to assess (a) the amount of investments required to render Europe carbon-neutral and (b) how much of these investments could be financed by a European wealth tax.

PPS: Be sure to closely check out the journal section this time. I found great papers, e.g. by Baki Güney Isikara on The Weight of Essentials in Economic Activity, by Ron Martin on a pluralistic economic geography or by Geoffrey Hodgson on mythical markets, that distracted me a lot in the course of the editing process ;-)

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Table of contents

Call for Papers

33th Annual EAEPE Conference (online, Sept 2021)

2-4 September 2021 | online

Recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic: Re-thinking the role of the State towards safe, cohesive, sustainable, and innovative economies

The 33th Annual EAEPE Conference is taking place online this year from 2-4 September 2021. Please find the general call for papers of EAEPE Conference here or in an earlier issue of heterodox economic newsletter. Please see below the calls for papers of reseach aeras E1: "Industrial Policy and Development" and X: “Knowledge, Networks and Regions” as well as for Special Session organised by Research Area [JAES] (Joint AFEE-EAEPE Sessions) & Research Area [I] (Comparative Political Economy): “A Window of Opportunity for Heterodox Economics Amidst the Financial and Health Crises”.

Research Area [E1] Industrial Policy and Development: Call for papers on "New Generation Industrial Policies"

The scale of disruption caused by the recent health crisis has resurged interest for further discussion on the role of industrial policy in alleviating risks from global upheavals such as technological disruptions, climate change and ecologic threats, health crisis. Μodern global challenges provoke radical structural changes in advanced and less advanced economic systems, involving a variety of industrial activities 1 where multiple technologies are embedded. Industrial policy should address global challenges in an innovative and sustainable way, aiming to resilient industrial systems that deal with uncertainties and create new opportunities. It should announce clear long-term priorities and explicit performance targets in line with sustainable development goals and should set measures and mechanisms in concertation with other policies to alleviate the costs of transformation.

In this context, this year in addition to its general research interests, Research Area [E1] calls for papers on what should be the next generation industrial policies to address risks resulting from technological disruptions, environmental threats, and health crises.

We particularly encourage research papers at different levels of analysis, namely national, regional, or sectoral, that relate industrial policy to sustainable and green economy. Environmental and energy issues disrupt economic systems pushing to deep transformations in production processes, calling for the development of new competencies, technologies, and knowledge across sectors. They also result to changes in consumption patterns and broader structural transformations related to governance modes as well as to severe tensions due to redistribution of economic power. Notwithstanding, they open windows of opportunities for the development of new innovative activities addressing changing needs in energy, environmental protection, etc.

Research Area [X]: “Knowledge, Networks and Regions”

The accumulation of knowledge is essential both for growth and development on the national and regional level, as well as for business success on the firm level. At the same time, differentials in the accumulation of knowledge might be an important element in any explanation of the large and persistent economic disparities at the national and regional level both within and across nation states, in Europe as well as overseas. To provide an explicit space to discuss these topics at the EAEPE Annual Conference 2021, RA X invites contributions from various disciplines and paradigms. Contributions may consider different analytical levels, such as:

The research area welcomes submission on the following broad set of topics and organizes more focused panels based on the submissions received:

From a methodological point of view, we welcome a variety of methods, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches, social network analysis, agent-based simulations, evolutionary game theory, experimental methods, as well as historical and institutional analyses.

The panels of the RA will be organized in a way that both presenters and the audience benefit from a constructive and appreciative discussion. This includes, whenever feasible, the organization of short co-presentations to each paper presentation, a moderated discussion with the audience, and the invitation of well-known keynote speakers for selected panels.

For more general information about the EAEPE and its annual conference, please visit the general conference homepage. RA X has been re-founded in 2020 as a successor to the ‘old’ RA X on networks. You can find more information on the RA via the EAEPE homepage. For more information, feel free to contact the RA coordinators, Muhamed Kudic (muhamed.kudic@uni-siegen.de) and Claudius Gräbner (claudius@claudius-graebner.com).

Special Session organised by Research Area [JAES] (Joint AFEE-EAEPE Sessions) & Research Area [I] (Comparative Political Economy): “A Window of Opportunity for Heterodox Economics Amidst the Financial and Health Crises”

Invited speakers:

In line with this year’s conference theme, the joint special session organized by RA[JAES] and RA [I] focuses on our world amidst the recent financial and health crises. After the financial crises of the past decade, 2020 was the year when the Covid-19 pandemic generated new uncertainties and challenges which threatened not only the survival of our economies, but also the survival of humankind. More than ever before we became witness of the ways our economic and social life within our communities, or even within our own homes, is inextricably linked, not only with the life of communities across the globe, but also with the health of our bodies, mind and soul, as protection against the vices of opportunism and market competition, climate change and environmental destruction, became as important as protection against the virus. The need for social distancing measures under the health emergency may as well reflect the distancing we have observed for decades from social values and public institutions of equality, justice, solidarity and caring for nature. In face of growing tensions and conflicts, we need to return to common values, respect for the most important public goods and the capacity to reach consensus.

In this session, we aim at bringing together research and scholars to open a window of opportunity for heterodox economics amidst the crisis. We choose to view the situation as an opportunity to revisit economic theories and policies, to assess our relations with other disciplines and the state, and to redefine our motivations and objectives in the economy and in economics by considering the lessons of heterodox approaches, which stress the complexities of our societies, as well as the multiplicity of values and institutions that determine and preserve our humanity. The special session welcomes a number of themes on this topic, such as:

Scholars from around the globe with expertise in this field will be taking part in these sessions. Professor Tonia Warneckefrom Rollins College, US and Professor Pascal Petit from University Paris 13 Sorbonne are invited speakers of the joint sessions. Professor Warnecke will present a talk on “Reshaping Recovery with the Social Solidarity Economy” and Professor Petit will present a talk on “In search of a multilateral global governance setting the planet on a sustainable path after the COVID19 crisis”.

Submission Deadline: 1 April 2021

18th ISS Conference (online, July 2021)

8-10 July 2021 | online

“Schumpeterian Perspectives on Radical Change: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Broad Societal Transformations”

The 18th ISS conference will bring together scholars, policy makers and practitioners, working on broad issues related to innovation and change from a variety of perspectives. It also aims to foster an interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge. In all likelihood, the conference will be held online.

We invite you to submit an abstract of your paper to be considered for presentation at the conference or a proposal for thematic sessions. The theme of the Conference is intended to be broad and submission and thematic sessions dealing with evolutionary economics, innovation, growth and development and other topics typical of this conference are all welcome. The abstract must not exceed 800 words and only one proposal per person is accepted. Proposals for sessions should include: a title for the session, the name(s) of the session coordinator(s), a brief presentation of the entire session, a list of 4 or 5 papers to be included in the session with authors and an abstract for each of them. We also welcome proposals of sessions for presentation of new books.

Following the tradition, selected papers conference will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics (official journal of the ISS), as well as edited volumes published by the Springer Press and/or the Cambridge University Press.

INET Young Scholars Initiative organises a session: "Sectoral patterns of innovation and the evolution of industrial structure"

Our primary aim is to bring together PhD students and young scholars from different approaches and traditions and revitalize a network of researchers working in the fields of innovation and structural change. By interacting with senior scholars, we aim to discuss future research avenues and crucial challenges in the fields. Our initiative will be twofold. First, by organizing a special session of the conference, entirely dedicated to young scholars, we will offer to four/five deserving PhD students an occasion to present their work and receive helpful feedback. Second, we will provide a broader group of students with the possibility to attend the conference and have access to the contents discussed in all sessions of the ISS.

The call for papers is addressed to PhD students working in the fields of innovation, structural change and related fields. Selected papers will have the opportunity to be presented in a special session of the conference titled “Sectoral patterns of innovation and the evolution of industrial structure”. Paper presentations will be followed by a discussion from both young scholars and distinguished scholars in the field (so far confirmed: Antonio Andreoni, Alex Coad, Giovanni Dosi and Maria Savona). In addition, a broader group of motivated PhD and graduate students will be selected by motivational letter and will have the possibility to participate in all sessions of the conference without paying any fees.

We will select up to five contributions by young scholars related to the following topics:

Please submit your application here. Further information about INET YSI Special Session is available online. General information regarding the ISS Conference is available here.

Submission Deadline (INET YSI-Special Session): 15 March 2021

Submission Deadline (ISS Conference): 31 March 2021

23rd Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics (online, July 2021)

fridays throughout July 2021 | online

Two main events have defined the year of 2020: the Covid crisis and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests. Besides their well-documented effects over world economies, societal norms and daily lives, they have also exposed several challenges and injustices. Existing colonial relations, gender and racial inequalities were once again uncovered during the pandemic, and despite the calls for fair treatment of women and minorities, economic policies have failed to address the problem and develop appropriate solutions in tackling these.

Heterodox economists have long challenged mainstream economics’ disregard for underlying power relationships that shape economic processes and outcomes. Instead, they have offered an umbrella of theoretical foundations, methodologies and policy recommendations that are better suited for the understanding of how inequalities exist and are perpetuated. This conference will bring together scholars from a variety of theoretical and geographical backgrounds to discuss how heterodox economics can contribute in tackling racial and gender inequalities. Confirmed keynote speakers include Gargi Bhattacharyya, Elissa Braunstein, S. Charusheela, Lyn Ossome, Elias Sampaio and Sunanda Sen.

This Call for Papers invites proposals on any topic within heterodox economics, including (but not restricted to): racial capitalism, feminist economics, the black radical tradition, social reproduction theory, intersectional analysis, (neo)colonialism and imperialism. Proposals on the following areas are also particularly welcomed: the history of heterodox economics in the Global South, heterodox economics and decolonial theory, heterodox economics and non-market activities, heterodox economics and Covid as well as heterodox economics and climate inequality. We especially encourage submissions from scholars who are underrepresented in Economics, such as women, people of colour, and people from the Global South.

To encourage a lively discussion, presenters will have two options to present their papers: a presentation session where you would present key insights in a virtual live session; and a networking session where you would submit a full paper/share a video beforehand and have the chance to engage in a focused discussion. In the latter, participants read the paper/watch the video beforehand and the virtual live session is solely dedicated to discussing its key insights and providing recommendations.

To present a conference paper:

For any questions about the CfP, please get in touch with AHE’s Academic Officers: Ariane Agunsoye and Danielle Guizzo or visit the offical website.

Submission Deadline: 15 April 2021

ASE Sessions @ ASSA 2022: History of Economics Society (HES) sessions (Boston, Jan. 2022)

6-9 January 2021 | Boston, MA, US

History of Economics Society sessions at ASSA 2022

The History of Economics Society (HES) will sponsor four sessions at the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) meetings. The conference hotel will be the Sheraton Boston.

The ASSA offers historians of economic thought an opportunity to present high-quality historical research to a wider audience of professional economists. Given this, preference will be given to proposals that are most likely to interest the broader community. Please remember proposals are invited for entire sessions, rather than single papers.

Please submit session proposals, including (1) abstracts for each proposed paper, (2) key words, (3) the name, e-mail address and affiliation of each paper presenter and of the chair of the proposed session, to me at ross.emmett@asu.edu .

Submission Deadline: 1 May 2021

Conference on "International Finance and World Trade" (online, Sept. 2021)

28-29 September 2021 | online

The conference is hosted online by the University of Vienna, Department of Political Science, from 28 to 29 September 2021. You are invited to submit an abstract for a research paper or a conference session. The submission deadline is 30 April 2021. Keynote speakers will be Professors Supriya Singh, RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, and Ulrich Brand, University of Vienna. On 29 September there will be a political discussion on concepts of Global Green New Deals with prominent panellists. Please find all relevant information in the CfP.

"International Finance and World Trade: On the Way to a Democratic and Social-Ecological Transformation?"

The world is experiencing a time of multiple crises as well as a time full of attempts to restructure international relations, especially in terms of international finance, world trade, sustainability but also global power politics. Old certainties and habits are being shaken. This reveals a variety of dependencies and inequalities, but also a lot of opportunities to transform the world into a more democratic, social and ecological place to live in. Therefore, the Conference is devoted to the following and related questions:

The conference is aimed at researchers from all social and economic sciences and the humanities. In particular, we encourage junior researchers as well as researchers outside the scientific communities of the so called »Western« part of the Global North to participate. Each accepted paper or case study will receive a short co-presentation by another participant and an intensive discussion in an inter- and transdiciplinary way. The conference also provides various opportunities for further collaboration.

Scientific Workshop Sessions


We welcome extended abstracts in English or in German of 300 to 600 words which outline your research question, methodological and theoretical approach, interim results and their relevance in light of a social-ecological and/or democratic transformation perspective. In order to support intercultural language skills, we ask you to submit your abstract additionally in your mother tongue or in the other conference language. Please provide five keywords and a short CV and select up to two workshops (from the list above; including the option of Further or Open Session) in which your contribution proposal fits best. Your paper (5000 to 9000 words) can be written either in English or in German and has to contain an additional abstract (up to 600 words) in your mother tongue or in the other conference language. The best papers qualify for a peer-reviewed publication in our anthology which is planned for 2022.

Paper presentations (ca. 10 minutes) will be in English and will receive a short co-presentation by one of the other participants (3 to 5 minutes) while being discussed in your session.

We welcome abstracts for special conference or workshop sessions which outline your scope, aims, methodological and theoretical approaches, possible interim results and their relevance in light of a social-ecological and/or democratic transformation perspective. If you intend to organise a workshop session with pre-selected contributors, please include their respective abstracts as well. In any case, please provide five keywords and a short CV.

Submission Process

Please submit your abstract until 30 April 2021 to: submissions@finance-and-trade.net. Preferred file formats are .doc, .docx, .odt and .pdf. You can help us by starting the subject line of your email with »Abstract«. Accepted proposals will get a short feedback by its peer reviewers. These abstracts (including author’s name, affiliation and an email address) will be published on our website and in a booklet of abstracts. By submitting you agree to that.

For further information please contact: conference@finance-and-trade.net | enrico.schicketanz@univie.ac.at

Submission Deadline: 30 April 2021

International Adam Smith Society Annual Conference (Madison/USA, Oct. 2021)

15-17 October 2021 | University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison (USA)

WHAT: The Smith Conference Committee at UW-Madison invites submissions for the 2021 IASS Annual Conference.

We aim to bring together scholars of Smith across disciplines and will consider individual and coauthored papers on Smith from any field and at any institution. We also welcome proposals for author meets critics sessions to discuss books published in the last two years (or forthcoming); proposers of such sessions should solicit interest in participating from the author and at least two critics prior to submission.

WHERE: We hope to be able to host an in-person conference in Madison but are planning for both a hybrid and online format as well. We aim to be able to include as much of our membership as possible. We will follow CDC, WHO, and UW-Madison protocols in determining the final format of the conference, which we plan to announce with acceptance decisions.

TO DO: Abstracts or author meets critic panel proposals of approximately 500 words or less should be submitted via Google forms at https://forms.gle/4MBtPwmtz4S1dYEv6

The review committee will make every effort to notify authors of acceptance decisions by mid- June 2021.

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions about the status of your proposal, please email mschwarze@wisc.edu

Submission Deadline: 30 April 2021

LSE Conference on "Gramsci in the Middle East and North Africa Conference" ( London, May 2021)

London School of Economics (LSE) is delighted to announce an upcoming international conference on Gramsci in the Middle East and North Africa, to be convened at the London School of Economics (LSE). The conference is organized by the LSE Middle East Centre in cooperation with the Middle East and North Africa Research Group (MENARG) and the Politics of the Margins Research Project at the University of Ghent

Call for Papers

We live in a time of global crisis marked by uprisings, revolutions and an urgent need to imagine different futures, not least in the Middle East and North Africa. In thinking about our contemporary moment in historical context, Antonio Gramsci has emerged as a popular theorist in work focused on resistance, revolution, popular movements, capitalism, political economy, memory, temporality, transnationalism and internationalism. This conference aims to bring together scholars working with Gramsci on any of these themes, with the ultimate aim of publishing a Special Issue on Gramsci in the Middle East and North Africa.

Gramscian approaches to the Middle East and North Africa offer a rich opportunity to bring together postcolonial and Marxist thinking. Scholars in the Middle East and North Africa have long thought with Gramsci, and in the wake of 2011 there is a significant revival in Gramscian perspectives in Middle East Studies. We aim to build on this growing interest in Gramsci across the globe. We hope to explore, especially through empirically-grounded research, how Gramsci’s work can help us make sense of a moment marked by a significant expansion in resistance and uprising.

We invite offers of papers relevant to the conference themes:

How to Apply

To offer a paper, please send a title, abstract (max 300 words) and 4-6 keywords to Nadine Almanasfi. Please include ‘Abstract Submission – Gramsci Conference’ in the email subject field.

If your abstract is accepted we will also ask you to supply a written paper in advance of the conference, which will be distributed to all participants in advance. Ideally, our expectation is that this will take the form of a fully-referenced working paper, of 6-8,000 words in length in MS Word .docx, Adobe .pdf or compatible format. However, speakers may wish to submit different kinds of documents (e.g. extended notes; powerpoint slideshows, videos and so on). We are open to the submission of such documents instead of a working paper as long as they successfully communicate the main argument and evidence base for your paper to a scholarly audience and without the need for specialist software.

Submission Deadline: 13 September 2021

Online Workshop on "Food insecurity in international law and governance: critical discourses of technology, modernisation and indigeneity in law and policy relating to food security" (online, July 2021)

Securing global food security continues to be of paramount importance for the global community. Against the increasing weight of evidence that climate change and biodiversity loss is exacerbating food insecurity, most of the international community agree that international solutions are needed. However, little progress has been made to achieve food security because of disagreements within the international community over the appropriate law and policy directions that should occur in the international sphere.

This lack of progress is further exacerbated because issues relating to food production and consumption are covered by different areas of international law, such as international environmental law, international trade and economic disciplines, and human rights. Each of these regimes create rules and norms that govern different aspects of food production and consumption, as well as the broader environmental, social, and economic contexts in which food is developed, produced, allocated, and consumed. These regimes are often at odds with each other because each regime is informed by different discourses interests and values which may conceptualise solutions to secure food differently.

For example, in the context of international environmental law, states and non-state actors propose adapting, scaling up and disseminating traditional knowledge and technologies to achieve universal food security. However, others argue that such approaches maintain the unsustainable practices which exacerbate food insecurity in other international legal regimes.

This workshop aims to provide a space for researchers, policy practitioners and interested colleagues to explore tensions in how international law and governance mediates food security by establishing network of interested scholars for future collaborations and discussion. A selection of the workshop papers will be invited for full submission for a special journal issue of Fordham International Law Journal, or similar.

With this in mind, proposals are invited for full papers or discussion papers from any discipline that engage with issues relating to food security. PhD research students are welcome to submit proposals for a dedicated session on current doctoral research. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

For more information or to discuss your paper, please contact Dr Kate Cross kate.cross@dmu.ac.uk

Please use this link to submit your 200 word abstract and brief biography.

Application Deadline: 8 May 2021

Online Workshop on "Platform capitalism: evolution, reproduction and discrimination" (online, May 2021)

17-18 May 2021 | online

The Centre of International History and Political Studies of Globalisation (CRHIM), at University of Lausanne, is hosting a two afternoons online workshop for PhD candidates working on the evolution, reproduction and discriminatory patterns of platform capitalism. Platform-based business models have become ubiquitous organisational structures of value creation, through data extraction and analysis, in our contemporary capitalistic mode of production. As the current pandemic seems to push forward platform adoption and usage, its spread is reaching markets beyond the postindustrial North. What some scholars also refer to a broader process of “platformisation”, platform’s market expansion is increasingly attempting to transform previously unmarketed and unmarketable spaces, individuals and social life activities into valuable, extractable and governable resources. As illustration of a significant trend in the globalised economy, platform capitalism entails the necessity to interrogate, among many others, patterns of classification, gendered, racial and class discrimination as well as framework of regulation and financialisation process. The workshop aims at sharing insights on the theoretical, conceptual and methodological issues raised in the scrutiny of contextualised implementation of platform business models. After the successful session organised last December by The Political Economy Research Centre (PERC) at Goldsmith, University of London, we are laying out a written online workshop where article and/or thesis chapter drafts are discussed and commented. The purpose is to work in a small group to provide and receive feedback from peer PhD candidates, working on similar issues, and helping each other to deal with writing obstacles. Participants are therefore expected to read and give detailed written comments on each paper submitted prior to the workshop, and to then discuss them with the authors during the online workshop. We aim at providing a virtual space for stimulating, constructive and supportive discussion that might be helpful for everyone.

Please find further information here.

Submission Deadline: 22 March 2021

URPE Sessions @ ASSA 2022 (Boston, Jan. 2022)

6 - 9 January 2021 | Boston, MA, US

Every January URPE sponsors a series of panels at the Allied Social Science Associations meeting to provide a venue for the presentation and discussion of current research in heterodox economics. In addition, each year the RRPE publishes a selection from the papers presented in a Proceedings Issue. All presenters at URPE sessions must be URPE members in good standing.

URPE invites proposals for complete sessions and individual papers for the URPE at the ASSA’s program. We welcome submissions on topics of interest to radical political economists from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives. The deadline for proposed sessions and papers is May 1, 2021.

Guidelines for Complete Sessions

Proposals for complete sessions should include the following information:

Proposals for sessions should contain four papers. Session organizers are responsible for conveying administrative information to session members, including confirmation that the session has been accepted, the time and location of the session, and the deadlines for distributing papers.

The total number of URPE sessions is limited by the ASSA, and we regret that high-quality session proposals may have to be turned down. Chairs and discussants should preferably be chosen amongst the panelists. External discussants and chairs, as well as co-authors, will be not listed on the ASSA program. However, they will be listed on an URPE program on the URPE website. The ASSA allocation of sessions is based upon the number of people attending sessions, and the ASSA does not consider chairs, discussants, co-authors, and panelists as attendees. Thus, we welcome the participation of those who would like to serve as external discussants or chairs, but will not include their names in our submission to the ASSA.

Guidelines for Individual Papers

Individual papers that are accepted will be assigned to sessions, and each session will have an assigned chair. Session chairs are responsible for conveying administrative information to session members, including the time and location of the session, and the deadlines for distributing papers. 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.

Proposals submitted after the May 1 deadline will not be considered. You should receive word from URPE about the decision on your session or paper in late June. The date and time of sessions are assigned by the AEA at the end of August.

Papers and panels that cannot be included on the URPE at ASSA program will automatically be considered for the ICAPE (International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics) conference that immediately precedesthe ASSA conference. The ICAPE conference will take place on January 6, 2022 at UMass Boston, within an easy cab ride of the ASSA conference hotels.

Please note that all session participants must be a current member of URPE at the time of submission of the session or paper proposal. Anyone not current with their dues will be notified, after which proposals will be 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, Mona Ali and Jared Ragusett. 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.

Click here to update your account or join URPE.

Click here to submit an individual paper submission.

Click here to submit a complete session proposal.

Application Deadline: 1 May 2021

Workshop on "Narrative in Economics: Historical Experiences" (online, Sept 2021)

3-4 September 2021 | online

The history of the usage of narrative in economics is an unwritten story. This workshop will explore the historical use of narrative in economists’ writings - whether they do so in describing observations, in making inferences or arguments, or in laying out law-like claims.

This is an excellent moment for such a workshop: we have two current economists in the public eye talking and writing about something they each call ‘narrative economics’ Robert Shiller and Christina Romer. The former is concerned with social/public narratives of current financial events; the latter undertakes detailed investigations into the historical verbal records of decisions about financial markets in order to pinpoint those decision factors. Our focus here is rather different: we are interested in economists’ use of narrative in their own economic writings. The historical record is potentially rich, as is the range of narrative forms they have used. The classical economists engaged in broad narratives to understand and portray the engines of growth and distribution. The marginalists used mini-narratives to explicate their new theories of value. Early game theory had anecdotal narratives dictating the rules of a game that indicated that game’s identity. Narratives have often accompanied applied economics results: in attempts to understand unexpected behavioural patterns in the early classroom experiments; alongside statistical tests in discussions of applied econometrics; and in arguments about the behaviour of the macro-economy.

The aim is to discuss 1 drafts of papers for a special issue of History of Political Economy. Please send your ideas – short abstracts – to the workshop joint-organisers Mary S. Morgan m.morgan@lse.ac.uk and Tom Stapleford: tstaplef@nd.edu.

Application Deadline: 5 April 2021

Workshop on "Trade Unions and Free Trade in the post-pandemic environment: moving towards trade justice?" (online, May 2021)

7 May 2021 | online

Trade unions and Free Trade in the post-pandemic environment: moving towards trade justice?

Free trade has been criticised for some time as being an obstacle to independent development of countries in the Global South supporting working people’s real needs. The assumed benefits of free trade for people in the Global North too have come increasingly under scrutiny. Does COVID-19, which has demonstrated the fragility of the global free trade regime, open up new space for labour movements in their struggles for an alternative regime organised around principles of trade justice?

In this one-day workshop to be held online on Friday, 7 May 2021, Andreas Bieler and Stephen Hurt intend to bring together short papers of between 3500 and 5000 words maximum about labour movements and their positions on trade to be presented within ten minutes each.

In particular, they are interested in contributions in the following areas:

The objective is to establish the basis for a larger research network dedicated to exploring possibilities for analternative global trade regime. Exploring the possibility of large research grant applications is part of this programme.

Importantly, labour movements are defined broadly incorporating trade unions but also other institutional expressions and organisations of the labour movement, such as social movements and NGOs. Trade will be understood as an issue reaching across the spheres of production and social reproduction facilitating a gender dimension, incorporating an understanding of the racialized nature of the global political economy as well as acknowledging the increasing expansion of capital into nature.

If you are interested, please send your proposal to Andreas Bieler and Stephen Hurt.

Submission Deadline: 26 March 2021

Call for Participants

2nd JHET Online Writing Workshop (online, March 2021)

24 March 2021 from 10AM to noon UDST time (UTC-4; New York time) | online

The workshop is conducted by Paul Dudenhefer, who had been for many years the managing editor of History of Political Economy(HOPE) and has a vast experience with helping economics students improve their academic writing. Although still focused mostly on academic writing, the second edition of the workshop includes other important dimensions of the academic work: presenting your work at conferences, writing and handling referee reports, how journals work, and writing book reviews and public writing. Nonetheless, academic writing occupies half of the six sessions planned for the second edition of the workshop. Why? Because although difficulties with writing is not exclusive to non-native English speakers, the fact that the history of economics is a very international community make language barriers a significant factor behind the heterogeneous representation of the works by historians written in English. In order to help both non-native and native English speakers improve their writing and presentation skills, JHET is offering these workshops free of charge to anyone interested. We will give priority to early-career scholars (graduate students or those who graduated in the last 5 years), but aim to have a diverse group of participants. The meeting takes place through Zoom.

If you are interested, please fill in the online form.

Application Deadline 17 March 2021

Call for Applictions: Center for the History of Political Economy: Summer Institute (online, June 2021)

3-5 June 2021 | online

The Center for the History of Political Economy will run its annual Summer Institute this year on June 3-5, 2021. Because of Covid travel restrictions the Institute will be conducted via Zoom. We invite young scholars (doctoral students and those with recently awarded PhD’s) to apply.

The goal of the Summer Institute is to allow young scholars working in the history of economics (broadly defined) to improve their manuscripts and to get practice presenting their work. There will be three or four sessions each day, each lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes. Successful candidates will present their papers for 20 minutes, and then the group will discuss ways to improve both the substance of the paper and its presentation. The group will include the Summer Institute participants, the HOPE faculty (Bruce Caldwell, Roy Weintraub, Kevin Hoover, Steve Medema, Jennifer Jhun, and Jason Brent), Paul Dudenhefer (the HOPE Center’s staff specialist) and two additional prominent historians of economics.

Applicants should send in their vita and either a paper proposal or initial draft by April 1. Successful candidates will be notified by April 10. Finished drafts of papers will be due May 15, which will allow time for all attendees to have read everyone’s papers before the Summer Institute.

Please send proposals to chope@econ.duke.edu

Conference Papers, Reports, and Podcasts

URPE @ EEA sessions: video recordings

Every year Union for Radical Policital Economics (URPE) sponsors a series of panels at the Eastern Economic Association (EEA) annual meeting (called “the Easterns”). This conference typically happens the weekend that spans the end of February and beginning of March, or if that is not a weekend, the first weekend in March. Now in its fifteenth year in 2021, URPE’s participation in this conference in the form of its URPE@EEA panels continues to provide a forum for URPE members, and economists across the heterodox spectrum, to meet and engage with each other, and to continue to develop the frontiers of radical economic theory.

Video recordings of the URPE @ ASSA sessions at the 2021 Virtual Conference are now available on the URPE website. Click here to see full recordings.

Job Postings

Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

Job title: Junior Professorship (W1) in "International Economics, especially Europe" (male/female/diverse)

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Chemnitz University of Technology invites applications for a Junior Professorship. The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration aims to fill the open position as soon as possible.

The candidate will represent the field "International Economics, especially Europe" in research and teaching. In particular, the candidate is encouraged to design and develop courses in both economics and interdisciplinary contexts for the Bachelor programs "European Studies". These Bachelor programs are interdisciplinary programs offered by the university with specialization in either cultural, economic, or social sciences. The candidate will also contribute to the curriculum of Bachelor and Master programs of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

Applicants should have completed a PhD in economics or another relevant field on a topic related to international economics or international relations. A focus on Europe is desirable, as this is the central aspect of the Bachelor programs "European Studies" at the Chemnitz University of Technology.Ideally, the candidate should already have teaching experience in a field relevant for the open position and its focus on Europe, e. g. in international economics, labor markets, environmental economics, or social policy.

Essential qualifications for the open position are:

Further desirable qualifications are:

Certificates for and documentation of teaching experience are welcome and should be included in the application. Applicants should send their complete application documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications, teaching experience, teaching evaluations, degree certificates, statement on the status of the candidate's "Habilitation" process if applicable) to the address below via email or postal mail. Please do not include links to documents hosted on external servers in electronic applications, as these cannot be processed for security reasons. Electronic applications in PDF format without such links to external documents are highly welcome. Please find further information online.

Applications should be sent to the dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration:

Technische Universität Chemnitz

Dekan der Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften

09107 Chemnitz, Germany

Application Deadline: 30 April 2021

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Job title: Assistant Professor

The section Economics of Technology and Innovation (ETI) is looking for ambitious economists who are willing to work on and develop an academic career path in a vibrant academic community at TU Delft as a world leading engineering university. The section Economics of Technology and Innovation (ETI) offers positions for economists at the level of assistant professor (Tenure Track) and/or associate professor. The successful candidates are expected to perform academic research and contribute to a research team in economics applied to technological systems and infrastructures such as for example energy, health, water management, artificial intelligence and/or robotization.

For application and further information please visit the website.

Application deadline: 5 May 2021

KU Leuven, Belgium

Job title: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position

The Centre for Sociological Research at the Faculty of Social Science, KU Leuven has opened a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position to work on a large ERC AdG ResPecTMe funded project on ‘Resolving and advancing the theory and measurement of precariousness across the paid/unpaid work continuum in Europe’. The project will engage in theorising and providing the first comprehensive measurement of precarity in the light of unpaid work.


A 12 months full-time appointment to start with, to be extended with a further 30 months (for a total of 3 years and half) contingent on a satisfactory performance during the first and the second year.

Application must include, in a single PDF file:

You can apply for this job via the online application tool ​​​​​​. Selected applicants will be called for an interview. The job will start 1st October 2021.

For more information please contact prof. dr. Valeria Pulignano, tel.: +32 16 32 31 62, mail: valeria.pulignano@kuleuven.be or visit the offical website.

Application Deadline: 18 April 2021

Progressive Economic Forum, UK

Job title: Part-time Director/ Political Economist (Part-time job)

This is an exciting opportunity for a successful candidate to report to and work under the direction of the PEF Chair Patrick Allen Circa 2.5 days per week, with the possibility of becoming full time in future; London & remote; £60,000 FTE. PEF brings together a council of eminent economists and academics to develop a new macroeconomic programme for the UK. We publish research and policy proposals, run a wide variety of events, and manage a blog featuring authoritative analysis of current issues facing the economy.

The post will entail:

Key skills include having a good understanding of:

The successful candidate will have:

Applicants should send a full CV to pallen@hja.net

Application Deadline: 22 March 2021

Roskilde University, Denmark (1/3)

Job title: Associate Professor in Corporate Social Responsibility

Department of Social Sciences and Business (ISE), Roskilde University (RUC), invites applications for a position as associate professor in Corporate Social Responsibility. The position is available from August 1 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. In announcing the position, ISE looks to develop its research and teaching in business studies as it pertains to responsible business practices, business-development practices, and/or governance of Corporate Social Responsibility.

ISE conducts interdisciplinary, collaborative and socially engaged research based on business studies, political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, legal studies, and development studies. It is an innovative and interdisciplinary university environment characterized by academic and methodological diversity in research and education. The department’s researchers put emphasis on research methodologies and they share a commitment to understanding businesses and society in diverse contexts of change and global engagement.

Responsibilities and tasks

The associate professor is expected to maintain a steady rate of publications as well as to make a contribution to the research culture in the department. The associate professor’s work primarily includes research and research-based teaching and supervision in business studies at BA and MA level – for instance teaching in corporate social responsibility, sustainability and social entrepreneurship (courses and seminars) and project supervision. In addition to research and research-based teaching, the position also involves sharing knowledge with the rest of society – including participation in the public debate. Furthermore, the associate professor is expected to attract research grants, manage research projects, provide guidance and supervision of PhD students and assistant professors, participate actively in research groups and development of new teaching activities, and engage in external fundraising and other activities to increase funds for the Department as well as take part in academic assessments and other tasks requested by the Department.

The ideal candidate is expected to:


Applicants must hold a relevant PhD degree. The ideal candidate matches the following characteristics:

Moreover, the ideal candidate shall be enterprising and possess good communication skills, and be a visible involved participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.


In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

Application procedure

After the deadline for applications the Dean will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee. Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and - later on - their assessment.Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

To apply for the position use the online form. Only applications in English are accepted.

Applications must include:

If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement (find template here)

For more information please visit the offical website or contact Dean of Social Sciences Peter Kragelund on tel. (+45) 4674 3335 / jpk@ruc.dk or Associate Dean for Education Bodil Damgaard (+45) 4674 2251 / bodam@ruc.dk.

Application Deadline: 1 May 2021

Roskilde University, Denmark (2/3)

Job title: Assistant Professor in Global Political Economy

The Department of Social Sciences and Business (ISE), Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as assistant professor in Global Political Economy from August 1 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is limited to 3 years.

ISE calls for an assistant professor to join our vibrant, interdisciplinary International Studies research community. The applicant must be skilled and committed to develop our research and teaching in global political economy as it pertains to climate change, finance, labour and/or natural resources. We seek a person who will contribute to the intellectual life of the Department by engaging in novel research, in high quality teaching, and by taking part in the academic activities of the Department.

ISE conducts interdisciplinary, collaborative and socially engaged research based on political science, economics, anthropology, business studies, sociology, legal studies, and development studies. The Department hosts an innovative and interdisciplinary university environment characterized by academic and methodological diversity in research and education. Researchers at ISE emphasise research methodologies and share a commitment to understanding society and businesses in diverse contexts of change and global engagement. We produce research at the highest international level that feeds into our educational programmes and leverages into social, economic and political change. Research at the Department is organised into research groups. In one of these groups, we expect the successful candidate to work closely with colleagues trained as for instance sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, or economists. Read more about the research groups here.

Responsibilities and tasks

We expect our new assistant professor to develop a field of expertise by adding new significant elements to the doctoral thesis and to publish in leading journals within the relevant field. We further expect you to contribute to the research culture in the department (academic citizenship). Your daily work will primarily include research and research-based classroom teaching and project supervision with associated examination obligations within International Studies at BA level and Global Studies at MA level and in one or both of our Social Science BA programmes. In addition to research and research-based teaching, the position involves sharing knowledge with the rest of society including participation in the public debate.

The position entails an obligatory educational training programme that will give you pedagogical and didactic tools as well as familiarize you with the educational model of the University of Roskilde called Problem-oriented project learning (PPL).

The ideal candidate is expected to:


Applicants must hold a relevant social science PhD degree. The ideal candidate matches the following characteristics:

The ideal candidate shall furthermore be enterprising and possess good communication skills and be a visible involved participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

Application procedure

After the deadline for applications the Dean will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee. Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and - later on - their assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.


To apply for the position please use the online form. Only applications in English are accepted.

Applications must include:

If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement (find template here).

Fore more information please visit the official website or contact Dean of Social Sciences Peter Kragelund on tel. (+45) 4674 3335 / jpk@ruc.dk or Associate Dean for Education Bodil Damgaard (+45) 4674 2251 / bodam@ruc.dk.

Application Deadline: 1 May 2021

Roskilde University, Denmark (3/3)

Job title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Economics

Offering a high-performing, large and truly interdisciplinary social science environment, the Department of Social Sciences and Business (ISE), Roskilde University (RUC), invites applications for a position as assistant (time-limited to 3 years) or associate professor (permanent) in economics. The position is available from September 1 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

In announcing this position, ISE looks to develop its research and teaching in one of the following three fields of heterodox economics: Ecological Economics, Institutional Economics and/or Post-Keynesian economics. The Department is interested in applicants, whose research and teaching profile primarily includes one of these fields; and applicants who seek an interdisciplinary research and education environment.

Responsibilities and tasks for the assistant professor

If you apply for the position as assistant professor, we expect you to develop a field of expertise by adding new significant elements to the doctoral thesis and to publish in leading journals within relevant fields. We further expect you to contribute to the research culture in the department (academic citizenship). Your daily work will primarily include research and research-based teaching both as classroom teaching and project supervision with associated examination obligations. You should expect the teaching to be associated to one (or more) of our MA programmes, and to one of our social science BA programmes. In addition to research and research-based teaching, the position involves sharing knowledge with the rest of society including participation in the public debate.

The position entails an obligatory educational training programme that will give you pedagogical and didactic tools as well as familiarize you with the educational model of Roskilde University called Problem-oriented project learning (PPL).

The ideal candidate is expected to:

Responsibilities and tasks for the associate professor

If you apply for the position as associate professor, we expect you to maintain a steady rate of publications as well as to make a contribution to the research culture in the department. The associate professor’s work primarily includes research and research-based teaching and supervision at BA and MA level (courses and seminars) and project supervision. In addition to research and research-based teaching, the position also involves sharing knowledge with the rest of society – including participation in the public debate. Furthermore, the associate professor is expected to attract research grants, manage research projects, provide guidance and supervision of PhD students and assistant professors, participate actively in research groups and development of new teaching activities, and engage in external fundraising and other activities to increase funds for the Department as well as take part in academic assessments and other tasks requested by the Department.

The ideal candidate is expected to:

Qualifications (for applicants at both levels)

Applicants must hold a relevant PhD degree preferably in economics. The ideal candidate matches most of the following characteristics:

Moreover, applicants for the associate professor position must have completed professional postgraduate teacher training courses. Furthermore, the ideal candidate shall be enterprising and possess good communication skills, and be a visible involved participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

Ability to teach in Danish is a great asset and successful candidates who do not speak Danish (or possibly Swedish or Norwegian) will be requested to acquire the necessary skills in Danish within the first two years of service, so as to ensure that they can participate satisfactorily in teaching activities as well as in academic and administrative activities at the University. At the time of appointment, successful candidates must master English for academic purposes.


In the assessment of the candidates for an assistant professorship, consideration will be given to:

In the assessment of the candidates for an associate professorship, consideration will be given to:


To apply for the position to use the online form. Only applications in English are accepted. Applications must include:

If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement (find template here)

For more information please visit the official website or contact Dean of Social Sciences Peter Kragelund on tel. (+45) 4674 3335 / jpk@ruc.dk or Associate Dean for Education Bodil Damgaard (+45) 4674 2251 / bodam@ruc.dk.

Application Deadline: 1 May 2021


Call for Nominations: Deutscher Prize 2021

Every year, the Deutscher Prize is awarded for a book which exemplifies the best and most innovative new writing in or about the Marxist tradition. Nominations for this year's prize (covering publication dates from May 2020 through to April 2021). To nominate a candidate for this year's prize, please email deutscherprize@gmail.com stating the author, title and publisher of the book, and your reason for nominating it. Many thanks to those who have already nominated titles.

Please find more information on the official website.

Sumbission Deadline: 1 May 2020

Call for Submissions: Egon-Matzner-Award for Socio-Economics 2021

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Department of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy (Institute of Spatial Planning) at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), the Egon-Matzner-Award for Socio-Economics was established in 2012. It will be conferred for the tenth time in 2021.

Egon Matzner (1938-2003) was Professor of Socio-Economics, Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy at the Vienna University of Technology’s Department of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy from 1972 until his retirement in 1998. He is remembered by many as an innovative thinker, always with an open mind with regard to new topics in economics, especially in the fields of socio-economics, public finance and infrastructure policy, with a clear political vision, and he always retained a critical distance. Professor Matzner had a great influence on several generations of planners and scientists, and was always very supportive towards talented students. The Egon-Matzner-Award will be presented to young scientists (up to 35 years of age) for their scientific publications (namely contributions to international peer-reviewed journals). In particular, studies in the following thematic fields can be submitted:

Papers will be preferred that especially

Papers are reviewed by an international jury of renowned scholars and should have been published recently (2019-2021). The award is endowed with a premium of EUR 1,000 and can be shared, in the event of parity, by the authors of excellent publications. The award is funded out of funds of the Department of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy. The submitted works can be written in German or English. The prize will be awarded based on the decisions made by an international jury, and will be handed over at an occasion still to be determined (owing to the pandemic). Award winners are asked to present their work as a summary paper in the department’s open-access journal “Der Öffentliche Sektor – The Public Sector” (oes.tuwien.ac.at).

Submissions including the author’s CV have to be sent electronically to EMP@ifip.tuwien.ac.at; for further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Getzner, Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna, Austria (Michael.Getzner@tuwien.ac.at).

Submission Deadline: 30 April 2021

Call for Submissions: Jörg Huffschmid Award 2021

In memory of the scholarly work and political engagement of the critical economist Jörg Huffschmid, we are issuing this call for submissions to the competitive award named after him, which seeks to recognize outstanding work in the field of Political Economy; the Jörg Huffschmid Award is currently in its sixth iteration. It aims to encourage young scholars, in particular, to continue the tradition of critical thought which Jörg represented so outstandingly.

Jörg Huffschmid, who passed away in December 2009 at the age of 69, combined astute analyses with a critique of capitalism and political reason in his work. As one of the founders of the Arbeitsgruppe Alternative Wirtschaftspolitik, the EuroMemo Group and a member of the scientific advisory board of Attac and the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, his personal, political and scholarly life pursued a socially just society, challenging the supposed absence of alternatives suggested by mainstream economics. Accordingly, the four organizations have issued the award together since 2011.

The prize is open to graduating theses at PhD, Magister, Master and Diploma levels. Doctoral theses will be awarded with a prize of 1,500 euros, others with 500 euros. The work should be related to the field of Political Economy, and deal with, for example, the following topics:

Theses are strongly encouraged that apply an approach combining different disciplines, integrating economics with approaches from social and political science.

We will consider submissions that have been accepted by a European institution of higher education since April 2019 in German or English. Submissions by employees of one of the four organizations and members of the respective scientific councils will not be considered. Applications are only accepted in electronic form, to be sent to the following address: Thomas.Sablowski@rosalux.org

Please attach the following:

Submission Deadline: 1 April 2021

Winners Announcement: RHETM Students' Work-in-Progress Competition

We are delighted to announce the results of the second annual Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology (RHETM) Students' Work-in-Progress Competition. We received a total of sixteen submissions, from which seven papers were selected for mentoring assistance by the esteemed members of our editorial board. The seven semi-finalists worked with these mentors to revise their papers for final evaluation by the rest of the board. All of these seven papers were deemed publishable by the board and their authors have been offered the opportunity to publish in RHETM. Three winners were selected from the seven semi-finalists:

  1. $500 Stipend: Felix Schroeter (University of Hamburg) – “John Bates Clark and the Foundations of Early Neoclassicism”
  2. $250 Stipend: Ana Paula Londe Silva (Cedeplar-UFMG) – “Adam Smith on Modern Colonial Slavery: The Love of Domination in a Mercantile System”
  3. Juan Pablo Castilla Bravo (Universidad de los Andes) – “To Kill a Black Swan: The Credibility Revolution at CEDE, 2000-2018”

Keep an eye out for a call-for-papers this summer for the next iteration of the competition. If you know talented students working on topics related to the history of economic thought and methodology, please make them aware of the competition.


Accounting, Organizations and Society 89

Benedikt Downar, Jürgen Ernstberger, Christopher Koch: Determinants and consequences of auditor dyad formation at the top level of audit teams

Khim Kelly, Deltcho Valtchanov, Alan Webb: Behavioral implications of using an online slot machine game to motivate employees: A cautionary tale

Corinna Frey-Heger, Michael Barrett: Possibilities and limits of social accountability: The consequences of visibility as recognition and exposure in refugee crises

William Brink, Xi (Jason) Kuang, Michael Majerczyk: The effects of minimum-wage increases on wage offers, wage premiums and employee effort under incomplete contracts

Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics 92 (1)

Philippe Bance & Jérôme Schoenmaeckers: The increasing role and the diversity forms of Commons for production and preservation of essential goods and services

Andrea Salustri: Social and solidarity economy and social and solidarity commons: Towards the (re)discovery of an ethic of the common good?

Alexandre Guttmann: Commons and cooperatives: A new governance of collective action

Hervé Charmettant & Yvan Renou: Cooperative conversion and communalization: Closely observed interactions between the material and the mental

Alexandrine Lapoutte: Résilience d'une méta‐organisation : Le cas d'un commun de l'alimentation

Irina‐Sînziana Opincaru: Elements of the institutionalization process of the forest and pasture commons in Romania as particular forms of social economy

Anirban Pal & Piyush Kumar Singh:Do socially motivated self‐help groups perform better? Exploring determinants of micro‐credit groups’ performance in Eastern India

Faruk Ülgen:Public good, collective action and financial regulation

Cambridge Journal of Economics 45 (2)

Nuno Ornelas Martins: The Cambridge economic tradition and the distribution of the social surplus

Engelbert Stockhammer, Quirin Dammerer, Sukriti Kapur: The Research Excellence Framework 2014, journal ratings and the marginalisation of heterodox economics

Bruno Carballa Smichowski, Cédric Durand, Steven Knauss: Participation in global value chains and varieties of development patterns

Mary V Wrenn: Selling salvation, selling success: Neoliberalism and the US Prosperity Gospel

Shourya Sen, Richard Adelstein: Fishing rights and colonial government: institutional development in the Bengal Presidency

Luis Cárdenas, Paloma Villanueva: Challenging the working time reduction and wages trade-off: a simulation for the Spanish economy

Roberto Marchionatti, Fiorenzo Mornati: Pareto’s Trattato di Sociologia Generale: a behaviourist ante litteram approach

Michael Ellman: János Kornai: economics, methodology and policy

Capital & Class 45 (1)

Symposium: Decolonising green Marxism: Capitalism, decolonialism and radical environmental politics

José Pablo Prado Córdova, David J Bailey: Forum introduction: Decolonising green Marxism: Capitalism, decolonialism and radical environmental politics

José Pablo Prado Córdova: A novel human-based nature-conservation paradigm in Guatemala paves the way for overcoming the metabolic rift

Mina Lorena Navarro Trujillo: Notes for a critical and ecological view of patriarchal capiltalism in the web of life

Yuliya Yurchenko: Humans, nature and dialectical materialism


Gregor Gall: Contemporary employer victimisation of lay union representatives in Britain: Issues, dynamics and extent

Stefanie Hürtgen: Precarization of work and employment in the light of competitive Europeanization and the fragmented and flexible regime of European production

John Welsh: Tolling academics: Rent-seeking and gatekeeping in the university space

Peter Shirlow: Lustration in Iraq: Regime change as exclusion and control

Jo McBride, Miguel Martínez Lucio: Beyond work intensification: The contradictions and ironies of the changing nature of ‘unskilled’ work in a context of austerity and organisational change

Critical Sociology 47 (2)

Symposium: Solidarity in Motion

Donatella della Porta and Elias Steinhilper: Introduction: Solidarities in Motion: Hybridity and Change in Migrant Support Practices

Robin Vandevoordt and Larissa Fleischmann: Impossible Futures? The Ambivalent Temporalities of Grassroots Humanitarian Action

Helge Schwiertz and Elias Steinhilper: Countering the Asylum Paradox Through Strategic Humanitarianism: Evidence from Safe Passage Activism in Germany

Birte Siim and Susi Meret: Patterns of Reflective Solidarity and Migrant Resistance in Copenhagen and Berlin

Sonja Moghaddari: The Affective Ambiguity of Solidarity: Resonance Within Anti-Deportation Protest in the German Radical Left

Carlotta Caciagli: Generating Solidarity in Diversity: The Case of Housing Struggles in Rome


Eduardo Enríquez Arévalo: Contribution to a Historical-Structuralist Understanding of Latin American Democracy

Mengyang Zhao: Solidarity Stalled: When Chinese Activists Meet Social Movements in Democracies

Clement Sefa-Nyarko: Ethnicity in Electoral Politics in Ghana: Colonial Legacies and the Constitution as Determinants

Jan Lust: Structural Labor Precariousness in Peru


Vassilis K. Fouskas: Reflections on Shared Parenting

Ecological Economics 183

Angel Hsu, Jinnan Wang, Kaiyang Xu, Wei Zhang, Chendan Yan: Data and Transparency Key for China's Pollution Clean-up

Robert Costanza, Ida Kubiszewski, Natalie Stoeckl, Tom Kompas: Pluralistic discounting recognizing different capital contributions: An example estimating the net present value of global ecosystem services

Aja Ropret Homar, Ljubica Knežević Cvelbar: The effects of framing on environmental decisions: A systematic literature review

Matthias Seckler, Jürgen Volkert: The capability approach: A promising foundation for sustainable development?

Douadia Bougherara, Margaux Lapierre, Raphaële Préget, Alexandre Sauquet: Do farmers prefer increasing, decreasing, or stable payments in Agri-environmental schemes?

Shelby Kitt, Jonn Axsen, Zoe Long, Ekaterina Rhodes: The role of trust in citizen acceptance of climate policy: Comparing perceptions of government competence, integrity and value similarity

Hugues Chenet, Josh Ryan-Collins, Frank van Lerven: Finance, climate-change and radical uncertainty: Towards a precautionary approach to financial policy

Marco Bianchi, Ikerne del Valle, Carlos Tapia: Material productivity, socioeconomic drivers and economic structures: A panel study for European regions

Maria Fernanda Tomaselli, Robert Kozak, Robert Gifford, Stephen R.J. Sheppard: Degrowth or Not Degrowth: The Importance of Message Frames for Characterizing the New Economy

Mariam Maki Sy, Hélène Rey-Valette, Charles Figuières, Monique Simier, Rutger De Wit: The impact of academic information supply and familiarity on preferences for ecosystem services

Magali A. Delmas, Olivier Gergaud: Sustainable practices and product quality: Is there value in eco-label certification? The case of wine

Heli Saarikoski, Jyri Mustajoki: Valuation through deliberation - Citizens' panels on peatland ecosystem services in Finland

Simone Piras, Francesca Pancotto, Simone Righi, Matteo Vittuari, Marco Setti: Community social capital and status: The social dilemma of food waste

Rosa Duarte, Vicente Pinilla, Ana Serrano: The globalization of Mediterranean agriculture: A long-term view of the impact on water consumption

Tong Fu, Ze Jian: Corruption pays off: How environmental regulations promote corporate innovation in a developing country

Fiona Ottaviani, Anne Le Roy, Patrick O'sullivan: Constructing Non-monetary Social Indicators: An Analysis of the Effects of Interpretive Communities

Yu Wu, Katrina Mullan, Trent Biggs, Jill Caviglia-Harris, Daniel W. Harris, Erin O. Sills: Do forests provide watershed services for farmers in the humid tropics? Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon

Maria Alice Moz-Christofoletti, Paula Carvalho Pereda: Winners and losers: the distributional impacts of a carbon tax in Brazil

Antonin Pottier, Marc Fleurbaey, Aurélie Méjean, Stéphane Zuber: Climate change and population: An assessment of mortality due to health impacts

Leonhard K. Lades, Kate Laffan, Till O. Weber: Do economic preferences predict pro-environmental behaviour?

Luca Fraccascia, Ilaria Giannoccaro, Vito Albino: Ecosystem indicators for measuring industrial symbiosis

Brett Dolter: Greening the Saskatchewan grid: A case study in deliberative energy modelling

Wassili Lasarov, Robert Mai, Jan S. Krause, Ulrich Schmidt, Stefan Hoffmann: Too Cold to be Skeptical: How Ambient Temperature Moderates the Effects of CSR Communication

Matteo Mura, Mariolina Longo, Laura Toschi, Sara Zanni, Franco Visani, Silvia Bianconcini: The role of geographical scales in sustainability transitions: An empirical investigation of the European industrial context

Ji Guo, Mengke Zhao, Xianhua Wu, Beibei Shi, Ernesto D.R. Santibanez Gonzalez: Study on the distribution of PM emission rights in various provinces of China based on a new efficiency and equity two-objective DEA model

Javier Lloveras, Adam P. Marshall, Gary Warnaby, Ares Kalandides: Mobilising Sense of Place for Degrowth? Lessons From Lancashire's Anti-fracking Activism

Economy and Society 50 (1)

Special Issue: Recentring the margins: Theorizing African capitalism after 50 years

Keith Breckenridge & Deborah James: Recentring the margins: Theorizing African capitalism after 50 years

Keith Breckenridge: What happened to the theory of African capitalism?

Deborah James: Life and debt: A view from the south

Jason Hickel: The (anti) politics of central banking: Monetary policy, class conflict and the limits of sovereignty in South Africa

Grieve Chelwa: Does economics have an ‘Africa problem’?

Jonathan Klaaren: The emergence of regulatory capitalism in Africa

Howard Stein: Institutionalizing neoclassical economics in Africa: Instruments, ideology and implications

International Critical Thought 10 (4)

To the 150th Anniversary Birth of V. I. Lenin

Bin Yu: Neo-imperialism, the Final Stage of Imperialism

Alexander Buzgalin: Creating the Impossible: Lenin’s Legacy

Joe Pateman: V. I. Lenin on Democracy


Stavros Mavroudeas: The Economic and Political Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cyrus Bina: Corona's Bio-Economic Crisis and the Post-Corona World

C. Saratchand & Navpreet Kaur: On Hegemonic Narratives, and the Facts regarding China’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Francesco Macheda: The Structural Roots of China’s Effectiveness against Coronavirus Pandemic

Paramjit Singh: Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: Gauging Neoliberal Capitalism and the Unipolar World Order

Journal of Agrarian Change 21 (2)

Darcy Tetreault, Cindy McCulligh, Carlos Lucio: Distilling agro‐extractivism: Agave and tequila production in Mexico

Sinem Kavak: Rethinking the political economy of rural struggles in Turkey: Space, structures, and altered agencies

Pedro Salgado: The transition debate in Brazilian history: The bourgeois paradigm and its critique

Eoin Flaherty: Common‐pool resource governance and uneven food security: Regional resilience during the Great Irish Famine, 1845–1852

Mauricio Velásquez, Nikolai Ávila, Mónica Villota, Francisco Quintero, Sebastián Arbeláez: Largely on their own: Dealing with the rural legacies of conflict through local participatory peacebuilding

Jaime Hoogesteger, Federico Rivara: The end of the rural/urban divide? Migration, proletarianization, differentiation and peasant production in an ejido, Central Mexico

Valbona Muzaka: Stealing the common from the goose: The emergence of Farmers' Rights and their implementation in India and Brazil

Juan Antonio Quirós Castillo, Carlos Tejerizo‐García: Filling the gap: Peasant Studies and the archaeology of medieval peasantry in light of the Northern Iberian evidence

Diego Ayala‐McCormick: Colonialism, “efficiency” and development: Re‐examining Puerto Rico's land reform, 1935–1945

Journal of Economic Geography 21 (1)

Ron Martin: Putting the case for a pluralistic economic geography

Neeraj G Baruah; J Vernon Henderson; Cong Peng: Colonial legacies: Shaping African cities

Adam Jakubik; Victor Stolzenburg: The ‘China Shock’ revisited: insights from value added trade flows

Guillaume Chapelle; Etienne Wasmer; Pierre-Henri Bono: An urban labor market with frictional housing markets: theory and an application to the Paris urban area

Guglielmo Barone; Francesco David; Guido de Blasio; Sauro Mocetti: How do house prices respond to mortgage supply?

Theodor F Cojoianu; Francisco Ascui; Gordon L Clark; Andreas G F Hoepner; Dariusz Wójcik: Does the fossil fuel divestment movement impact new oil and gas fundraising?

Journal of Economic Issue 55 (1)

Deborah M. Figart: Restoring the Social Balance: The Potential Impact of a Public Infrastructure Bank

Anna P. Malinowska: Corporate Profits and Investment in Light of Institutional and Stock Market Turmoil: New Evidence from the Warsaw Stock Exchange

Annie Tubadji, Peter Nijkamp & Robert Huggins: Firm Survival as a Function of Individual and Local Uncertainties: An Application of Shackle's Potential Surprise Function

Wolfram Elsner: Collapse. Institutional Decline and Breakdown, Its Endogeneity and Its Asymmetry Vis-á-Vis Emergence: A Theoretical Frame

Bernhard Schütz: Creating a Pluralist Paradigm: An Application to the Minimum Wage Debate

Eduard Braun: On the Constitutive Role of Law for Economics: An Elaboration on the Contribution by the German Socio-Legal School

Robert S. Goldberg: Explaining Stagnant Living Standards in a Generalized Asset Growth Context

Nuno Ornelas Martins: Development and the Revival of Political Economy

Luca Andriani: Corruption Aversion, Social Capital, and Institutional Trust in a Dysfunctional Institutional Framework: Evidence from a Palestinian Survey

Samba Diop: Preventing Financial Crises: A Vital Yet Frequently Overlooked Aspect of Minsky's Economics

George Pantelopoulos & Martin Watts: Voluntary and Involuntary Constraints on the Conduct of Macroeconomic Policy: An Application to the UK

Leila Shadabi & Richard V. Adkisson: Natural Resources, Governance, and Corruption

Journal of Economic Methodology 28 (1)

Special Symposium Issue: "Economic Methodology and Philosophy of Economics: Past, present and future"

Uskali Mäki: The field: tasks, pasts, futures

Daniel M. Hausman: Philosophy of economics: past and future

Jack Vromen: What are we up to?

Don Ross: Economic methodology in 2020: looking forward, looking back

Francesco Guala: On letting serious crises go to waste

Sheila Dow: Economic methodology, the philosophy of economics and the economy: another turn?

Anna Alexandrova, Robert Northcott & Jack Wright: Back to the big picture

Marcel Boumans: Retreat from normativism

Alexandre Truc, François Claveau & Olivier Santerre: Economic methodology: a bibliometric perspective

Aki Lehtinen: The Helsinki approach to economic methodology, or, how to espouse the mainstream?

Magdalena Małecka: Values in economics: a recent revival with a twist

Ivan Moscati: On the recent philosophy of decision theory

Julie A. Nelson: Economics and community knowledge-making

Till Grüne-Yanoff & Philippe Verreault-Julien: How-possibly explanations in economics: anything goes?

Roberto Fumagalli: Theories of well-being and well-being policy: a view from methodology

Michiru Nagatsu: Co-production and economics: insights from the constructive use of experimental games in adaptive resource management

Problemas del Desarrollo. Revista Latinoamericana de Economía 51 (202)

Julio López: Raúl Prebisch and Latin American structuralist thought

José Luis Calva: Nodal challenges to economic development in Mexico during the five-year period 2020-2024

Matías Vernengo: Observations on central banks in the center and the periphery: secular stagnation and external constraints

Jorge Francisco Sánchez-Jofras, Ingrid Kuri-Alonso: Employment distribution in the cultural and creative industries of Baja California, Mexico

Gustavo Garduño Ángeles, Alejandra Ramírez León: Benefits of belonging to a coffee organization: the case of Santa María Yucuhiti, Oaxaca

Magda Gabriela Sánchez Trujillo, Saul Basurto Hernández, Sandra Galván Vargas: The role of knowledge in economic growth: a spatial analysis for Mexico

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology 39A

Part I: A Selection of Papers Presented at the 2019 ALAHPE Conference

Felipe Almeida and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak: Chapter 1: Introduction

Mauro Boianovsky: Chapter 2: Samuelson on Populist Democracy, Fascist Capitalism and the Vicissitudes of South American Economic Development (1948–1997)

Matari Pierre Manigat: Chapter 3: Finance Capital, State Transformation and Crisis Regulation: The Contribution of Rudolf Hilferding

Patrick Fontaine: Chapter 4: Inflation and Underdevelopment: Ideas from the Creation of ECLAC

Hugo Chu: Chapter 5: Samuelson Turnpike and Optimal Growth Theory, 1940s–1960s

Lucas Casonato and Eduardo Angeli:Chapter 6: A History of the Trajectory of Kirzner’s Economic Thought Toward the Consolidation of His Theory of Entrepreneurship

Melisa J. Luc: Chapter 7: Periodization in Prehistory, Transition and the History of Economic Thought in Latin America: An Expanded View

Part II: Essay

Daniel Kuehn: Chapter 8: “We Can Get a Coup”: Warren Nutter and the Overthrow of Salvador Allende

Part III: From the Vault

Katia Caldari and Luca Fiorito: Chapter 9: A Curiosity form the Wesley Clair Mitchell Papers: Fay on Marshall and Some “Controversial Matter”

PART IV: Review

John Hall: Chapter 10: Review of Recharting the History of Economic Thought

Rethinking Marxism 33 (1)

Boone W. Shear: Conjunctural Politics, Cultural Struggle, and Solidarity Economy: An Interview with Kali Akuno

Text by Rachel E. Harding & Images by Daniel Minter: Quantum Exchange: The Diasporic Art of Daniel Minter

Danish Khan: Political Economy of Uneven State Spatiality: Conflict, Class, and Institutions in the Postcolonial State of Pakistan

Sayonee Majumdar: A Class-Focused Theory of Minimum Support Price and Agricultural Distress in India

Filippo Menozzi: Marxism in Plural Times: Decolonizing Subsumption

Simon Tunderman: Equivalence and Antagonism in Marx’s Theory of Value

Thomas Jacobs: Institutions and Political Strategy in Post-Marxist Discourse Theory: A Reply to Pedro Rey-Araújo

Pedro M. Rey-Araújo: Capitalism and Political Strategy in Post-Marxist Discourse Theory. Reply to Jacobs

Review of International Political Economy 28 (1)


Jennifer Bair, Daniela Gabor, Randall Germain, Alison Johnston, Saori N. Katada, Genevieve LeBaron & Lena Rethel: Strengthening RIPE’s commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion in our field

Jennifer Bair, Daniela Gabor, Randall Germain, Alison Johnston, Saori N. Katada, Genevieve LeBaron & Lena Rethel: RIPE 2020 diversity statement

Forum on "Institutions under pressure: the international political economy of states and firms in East Asia"

Natasha Hamilton-Hart & Henry Wai-chung Yeung: Institutions under pressure: East Asian states, global markets and national firms

Stephen Bell & Hui Feng: Rethinking critical juncture analysis: institutional change in Chinese banking and finance

Yin-wah Chu: Democratization, globalization, and institutional adaptation: the developmental states of South Korea and Taiwan

Jong-sung You: The changing dynamics of state–business relations and the politics of reform and capture in South Korea

Elizabeth Thurbon & Linda Weiss: Economic statecraft at the frontier: Korea’s drive for intelligent robotics

Jamie S. Davidson: Opposition to privatized infrastructure in Indonesia

Original Articles

Johannes Petry, Jan Fichtner & Eelke Heemskerk: Steering capital: the growing private authority of index providers in the age of passive asset management

Merisa S. Thompson: Cultivating ‘new’ gendered food producers: intersections of power and identity in the postcolonial nation of Trinidad

Yingyao Wang: Policy articulation and paradigm transformation: the bureaucratic origin of China’s industrial policy

Rena Sung, Erica Owen & Quan Li: How do capital and labor split economic gains in an age of globalization?

Danielle Guizzo, Andrew Mearman & Sebastian Berger: ‘TAMA’ economics under siege in Brazil: the threats of curriculum governance reform

Review of Radical Political Economics 53 (1)

David Jarrett: The Lockean Law of Restitution: How Lockean Justice Entails Significant Property Redistribution

David Neilson: Beyond Regressive Nationalism and the Neoliberal Model of Development

Andriana Vlachou and Georgios Pantelias: The EU Emissions Trading System in Crisis-Ridden Greece: Climate under Neoliberalism

Vlassis Missos: Introducing a Safety Net: The Effects of Neoliberal Policy on Welfare, Poverty, and the Net Social Wage during the Greek Crisis

Costas Panayotakis: Beyond the Capitalist Workplace: How the Production of Surplus across the Economy Keeps Producers Divided

Baki Güney Işıkara: The Weight of Essentials in Economic Activity

Adalmir Antonio Marquetti, Catari Vilela Chaves, Leonardo Costa Ribeiro, and Eduardo da Motta e Albuquerque: Rate of Profit in the United States and in China (2007–2014): A Look at Two Trajectories and Strategic Sectors

Gregory Slack: Marx’s Argument for the Labor Theory of Value

Orçun Kasap and Altug Yalcintas: Commodification 2.0: How Does Spotify Provide Its Services for Free?

Sergios Tzotzes and Dimitris Milonakis: Paradigm Change or Assimilation? The Case of Behavioral Economics

Socio-Economic Review 18 (4)

Politics of Homes and Homelessness

Sebastian Kohl: The political economy of homeownership: a comparative analysis of homeownership ideology through party manifestos

Thomas Goda; Chris Stewart; Alejandro Torres García: Absolute income inequality and rising house prices

John M Luiz; James Rycroft: Homelessness, social relations and institutional logics: property rights without property?

Income Inequality

Mirella Damiani; Fabrizio Pompei; Andrea Ricci: Labour shares, employment protection and unions in European economies

Eoin Flaherty; Seán Ó Riain: Labour’s declining share of national income in Ireland and Denmark: the national specificities of structural change

Regulation of Work

Anna S Burger: Extreme work hours in Western Europe and North America: diverging trends since the 1970s

Alice Evans: The politics of pro-worker reforms

Martin Seeliger; Ines Wagner: A socialization paradox: trade union policy cooperation in the case of the enforcement directive of the posting of workers directive

Reflections on Economic Categories

Yair Kaldor: The cultural foundations of economic categories: finance and class in the marginalist revolution

Geoffrey M Hodgson: How mythical markets mislead analysis: an institutionalist critique of market universalism

State of the Art

Sandy Brian Hager: Varieties of top incomes?

The Economic and Labour Relations Review 32 (1)

Laia Ollé-Espluga, Johanna Muckenhuber, Markus Hadler: The ‘economy for the common good’, job quality and workers’ well-being in Austria and Germany

Fiona Jenkins, Julie Smith: Work-from-home during COVID-19: Accounting for the care economy to build back better

Mark D Easton, Andrea M Noack, Leah F Vosko: Are franchisees more prone to employment standards violations than other businesses? Evidence from Ontario, Canada

Young Cheol Jung, Adian McFarlane, Anupam Das: The effect of minimum wages on consumption in Canada

Chung-Khain Wye, Elya Nabila Abdul Bahri: How does employment respond to minimum wage adjustment in China?

Al Rainnie: i4.0, 3D printing, deglobalisation and new manufacturing clusters: The view from Australia

The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 28 (1)

Clément Coste: A trilogy of debt. The emancipatory virtue of public debt in saint-simonian, liberal and socialist discourses in nineteenth century France (1825–1852)

Rebeca Gomez Betancourt & Ivo Maes: Paul van Zeeland, a monetary economist between two worlds

José M. Gaspar: New economic geography: history and debate

Victor Cruz e Silva, Marco Cavalieri & Marcelo Curado: On the transmission of Keynes’ and Keynesian ideas in Brazil through Eugênio Gudin’s Principles of Monetary Economics

Attilio Trezzini: Sraffa on Marshall’s theory of value in the Cambridge lectures: achievements in an unfinished criticism

Luca Fiorito & Massimiliano Vatiero: Frank H. Knight on social values in economic consumption: an archival note

Manolis Manioudis & Dimitris Milonakis: Smith’s Wealth of Nations and the economic past: setting the scene for economic history?

The Review of Black Political Economy 48 (1)

Special Issue: Criminal Justice Reform - 2020 and Beyond

Ngina Chiteji, Art Goldsmith, and David Pate: Introduction to the RBPE Special Issue on Criminal Justice Reform titled “Criminal Justice Reform: 2020 and Beyond”

Luke Petach and Anita Alves Pena: Local Labor Market Inequality in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Stephanie Seguino and Nancy Brooks: Driving While Black and Brown in Vermont: Can Race Data Analysis Contribute to Reform?

Marquis A. Chandler, Laurens Van Sluytman, M. Taqi Tirmazi, and Minli Liao: The Road Home: Predictors of Health Care Utilization Among Older Returning African American Men

Colin Cannonier, Monica Galloway Burke, and Ed Mitchell: The Impact of a Reentry and Aftercare Program on Recidivism

Samuel L. Myers, Jr.: Bringing Research on Race and Crime Into the 21st Century: Reflections From Over the Years

Books and Book Series

Evolution of the Corporation in the United States: From Social Control to Financialization

Glen Atkinson, Eric R. Hake and Stephen P. Paschall | 2021 Edward Elgar Publishing

This insightful book traces the evolution of corporate power in the United States, from social control over corporate power under early state laws to the modern liberation of the corporation serving primarily private purposes. It illustrates how the transition of attitudes towards corporations and dynamic changes in public policy have ushered in an age of financial fragility, income inequality and macroeconomic instability.

The book employs an evolutionary methodology to consider the role of the corporation in the US economy, and how that role as a tool for public purposes, defined by special charters, changed with the widening of markets and increasing industrial capacity for mass production. Evaluating the stages of capitalist development, chapters demonstrate how the co-evolution of law, economics and finance altered economic organization, leading to the evolution of core economic concepts such as capital, income and resources. The book examines the transition of corporate purpose towards generating wealth and enhancing profits in the early twentieth century and analyzes recent trends through illuminating case studies in financialization. It concludes with crucial insights into the future of the corporation, offering potential pathways for economists to intervene and address the systemic problems that are endemic to the modern financial era.

A rousing and provocative call to arms for modern economists, this book is key reading for scholars and researchers of economics, particularly those focusing on the evolution of economic and business institutions and its impact on the social fabric of the US. Practitioners and policy makers will also benefit from its empirical perspectives on financialization.

Please find a link to the book here.

Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism

By Harsha Walia | 2021, Haymarket Books

An urgent, global account of the migration crisis and the function of borders across political, social, cultural, and economic systems. Harsha Walia disrupts easy explanations for the migrant and refugee crises, instead showing them to be the inevitable outcomes of conquest, capitalist globalization, and climate change generating mass dispossession worldwide. Border and Rule explores a number of seemingly disparate global geographies with shared logics of border rule that displace, immobilize, criminalize, exploit, and expel migrants and refugees.

Please find a link to the book here.

Macroeconomics An Introduction

by Alex M. Thomas | 2021, Cambridge University Press

Macroeconomics: An Introduction, provides a lucid and novel introduction to macroeconomic issues. It introduces the reader to an alternative approach of understanding macroeconomics, which is inspired by the works of Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and Piero Sraffa. It also presents the reader with a critical account of mainstream marginalist macroeconomics. The book begins with a brief history of economic theories and then takes the reader through three different ways of conceptualizing the macroeconomy. Subsequently, the theories of money and interest rates, output and employment levels, and economic growth are discussed. The book ends by providing a policy template for addressing the macroeconomic concerns of unemployment and inflation. The conceptual discussion in Macroeconomics is situated within the context of the Indian economy. Besides using publicly available data, the contextual description is instantiated using excerpts from works of fiction by Indian authors.

Pleae find a link to the book here.

Marx in the Field

Edited by Alessandra Mezzadri | 2021, Anthem Press

Marx in the Field is a unique edited collection illustrating the relevance of the Marxian method to study contemporary capitalism and the global development process. Essays in the collection bring Marx ‘to the field’ in three ways. They illustrate how Marxian categories can be concretely deployed for field research in the global economy, they analyse how these categories may be adapted during fieldwork and they discuss data collection methods supporting Marxian analysis. Crucially, many of the contributions expand the scope of Marxian analysis by combining its insights with those of other intellectual traditions, including radical feminisms, critical realism and postcolonial studies. The book defines the possibilities and challenges of fieldwork guided by Marxian analysis, including those emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The collection takes a global approach to the study of development and of contemporary capitalism. While some essays focus on themes and geographical areas of long-term concern for international development – like informal or rural poverty and work across South Asia, Southern and West Africa, or South America – others focus instead on actors benefitting from the development process - like regional exporters, larger farmers, and traders – or on unequal socio-economic outcomes across richer and emerging economies and regions – including Gulf countries, North America, Southern Europe, or Post-Soviet Central and Eastern Europe. Some essays explore global processes cutting across the world economy, connecting multiple regions, actors and inequalities.

While some of the contributions focus on classic Marxian tropes in the study of contemporary capitalism – like class, labour and working conditions, agrarian change, or global commodity chains and prices – others aim at demonstrating the relevance of the Marxian method beyond its traditional boundaries – for instance, for exploring the interplays between food, nutrition and poverty; the links between social reproduction, gender and homework; the features of migration and refugees regimes, tribal chieftaincy structures or prison labour; or the dynamics structuring global surrogacy. Overall, through the analysis of an extremely varied set of concrete settings and cases, this book illustrates the extraordinary insights we can gain by bringing Marx in the field.

Please find a link to the book here.

On Edward Said: Remembrance of Things Past

By Hamid Dabashi | 2020, Haymarket Books

An intimate intellectual, political and personal portrait of Edward Said, one of the 20th centuries' leading public intellectuals.

Edward Said (1935-2003) was a towering figure in post-colonial studies and the struggle for justice in his native Palestine, best known for his critique of orientalism in western portrayals of the Middle East. Hamid Dabashi, himself a leading thinker and critical public voice, offers a unique collection of reminiscences, travelogues and essays that document his own close and long-standing scholarly, personal and political relationship with Said. In the process, they place the enduring significance of Edward Said's legacy in an unfolding context and locate his work within the moral imagination and environment of the time.

Please find a link to the book here.

Plato's Economics: Republic and Control

David Reisman | 2021, Edward Elgar Publishing

Plato was the first of the great thinkers to integrate the economy into a wide-ranging synthesis of ethical absolutes and human interaction. In this original and stimulating book, David Reisman assesses his influential contribution to the political economy of production, consumption, distribution and exchange.

Drawing on the whole of Plato’s published work, this book explores Plato’s insights into the core philosophical concerns of stability, hegemony, justice and balance. It situates Plato’s economics in the context of fourth-century Athens. It argues that the transition from oligarchy to democracy in the wake of the disastrous war with Sparta had reinforced the attraction of justice, moderation and the middle way to a political philosopher who wanted to reverse the decay in popular standards of right and wrong.

Analytical but accessible, this book is crucial reading for students and scholars of economic and social thought. Researchers and practitioners interested in social and public policy will also benefit from this book’s comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach.

Please find a link to the book here.

Pluralistic Economics and Its History

Edited by Ajit Sinha, Alex M. Thomas | 2019, Routledge India

This volume is a history of economics – as it was interpreted, discussed and established as a discipline – in the 20th century. It highlights the pluralism of the discipline and brings together leading voices in the field who reflect on their lifelong work. The chapters draw on a host of traditions of economic thought, including pre-classical, classical, Marxian, neoclassical, Sraffian, post-Keynesian, Cantabrigian and institutionalist traditions in economics. Further, the volume also looks at the history of economics in India and its evolution as a discipline since the country’s independence.

This book will appeal to students, researchers and teachers of economics and intellectual history, as well as to the interested general reader.

Please find a link to the book here.

The Austrian Revolution

By Otto Bauer | 2021, Haymarket Books

The definitive work on Eastern Europe's revolutionary period and the unique working-class experiment of Red Vienna. This is the story of the decline and fall of an empire, a region devastated by war, and a world stage fundamentally transformed by the Russian Revolution. Bauer's magisterial work -- available in English for the first time in full -- charts the evolution of three simultaneous, overlapping revolutionary waves: a national revolution for self-determination, which brought down imperial Austro-Hungary; a bourgeois revolution for parliamentary republics and universal suffrage; and a social revolution for workers' control, factory councils, and industrial democracy.

Please find a link to the book here.

The Dialectics of Art

By John Molyneux | 2020, Haymarket Books

In a sweeping survey of art from the dawn of the bourgeois era to the present day, John Molyneux explains what makes artistic production under capitalism unique, moving, and possibly revolutionary.

To the question of "what is art?", it is often simply responded that art is whatever is produced by the artist. For John Molyneux, this clearly circular answer is deeply unsatisfying. In a tour de force spanning renaissance Italy and the Dutch Republic to contemporary leading figures, The Dialectics of Art instead approaches its subject matter as a distinct field of creative human labour that emerges alongside and in opposition to the alienation and commodification brought about by capitalism.

Please find a link to the book here.

The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself

By Richard D. Wolff | 2021, Lulu

The coronavirus pandemic, the deepening economic crash, dangerously divisive political responses, and exploding social tensions have thrown an already declining American capitalist system into a tailspin. The consequences of these mounting and intertwined crises will shape our future. In this unique collection of over 50 essays, "The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself," Richard D. Wolff argues clearly that "returning to normal" no longer responds adequately to the accumulated problems of US capitalism. What is necessary, instead, is transition toward a new economic system that works for all of us.

Please find a link to the book here.

Unbalanced Growth from a Balanced Perspective

Carl Chiarella, Peter Flaschel, Reiner Franke, Ricardo Araujo, Matthieu Charpe, Christian R. Proaño and Andreas Szczutkowski | 2021, Edward Elgar Publishing

As a whole this book adds the ‘Keynes’-component (K) to the Goodwinian vision of a ‘MKS-System’. It first provides a reconsideration of prominent past approaches towards the formation of Keynesian macrodynamics. Ultimately it aims to integrate Marx's Distributive Cycle and aspects of Schumpeter's reformulation of socialism and democracy theory, with Keynes' macro-theory of a ‘Tripartite Market Hierarchy’. This regards financial markets as being at the top, followed by goods markets which in turn are followed by the weakest element, the labor markets. It is completed by certain repercussions that influence the central causal nexus of these three fundamental macro-markets in the longer-run.

Synthesising Marx’s, Keynes’s and Schumpeter’s theories on wage–price dynamics, effective demand, real innovations and financial markets into a coherent whole, this book goes significantly beyond a consideration of their work in isolation. It focuses on exploring and analysing Goodwin’s integrated Marx–Keynes–Schumpeter system (MKS), approaching this from a historical perspective.

Chapters start from Harrod’s and Kaldor’s work, reconsidering prominent demand- and supply-side approaches to Keynesian macrodynamics, supplemented by Goodwin’s distributive cycle. The book presents a baseline MKS-type model, considering the rigorous treatment of uncertainty, opinion dynamics, the movement from flexicurity to social capitalism and democracy, and a high-order MKS macro-model. The exploration of the MKS model from a historical basis will make this a useful book for macroeconomics and history of economics scholars and students. It will also be helpful for those looking at macrodynamics in more depth.

Please find a link to the book here.

Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants

New Scholarship in Political Economy

New Scholarship in Political Economy seeks contributions from early career scholars whose research is broadly located in the Marxist traditions in the social sciences. This includes heterodox economic analysis, critical social science research, and an array of inquiries ranging across cultural studies, gender, race and ethnicity research, and more. By early career, we mean scholars in the beginning of their academic or intellectual trajectory who can benefit from having their work appear in print.

More established scholars should submit their proposals to the main series: Studies in Critical Social Sciences

For more information visit the website or email the series editor, David Fasenfest.

PhD Scholarship at the Loughborough University London, UK

There is a funded PhD Studentship opportunity in the Institute for International Management at Loughborough University London on the International Linkages of Capitalist Growth Models.

Project details

The successful candidate is expected to formulate a research project that fits under the broad theme of "The International Linkages of Capitalist Growth Models." The Growth Models Perspective (GMP) (Baccaro & Pontusson 2016) is a recent development in the area of comparative political economy and has shifted back the focus from the dominant institutional supply-side an micro-economic factors in explaining economic development (Hall & Soskice 2001) towards demand-side factors.

What is not well-studied from this perspective is how national growth models are inserted in the world economy. Very few comparative political economists using the GMP have explicitly investigated and theorised the international insertion of national growth models. Some scholars in International Political Economy (IPE) have focused on the nature of value chains to understand the place of developing growth models their international context (Nölke & Vliegenthart 2009), others have drawn on Dependency Theory to bring in the international aspect (Scheiring 2019). Yet, much more work is needed in this area. We envisage the successful candidate for this studentship to make a significant contribution to this endeavour by bringing together the IPE and the CPE literatures. Candidates with a background in both disciplines and with quantitative skills are particularly welcomed.

Full details of the project and application can be found here.

Application Deadline: 25 March 2021

Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE): Dissertation Fellowship

The application for the 2020-2021 URPE Dissertation Fellowship is now open.

URPE invites doctoral candidates in any discipline with an approved dissertation proposal in the area of radical political economics to apply for the URPE Dissertation Fellowship. The URPE dissertation fellow will receive $6500 to support their dissertation writing during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Applicants should submit:

  1. A cover letter describing their background in radical political economics and explaining how the fellowship would contribute to the completion of their dissertation
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Their approved dissertation proposal

Two letters of reference (one of which should be from the dissertation committee chair). Letters of reference should be submitted directly by the letter writer by clicking here.

Click here to submit your application.

The recipient will be announced by July 1, 2021

Submission Deadline: 31 May 2021


economic sociology - the european electronic newsletter 22 (2)

The March 2021 issue of the European Electronic Newsletter in Economic Sociology has been published. Please retrieve it here.


Heterodox Economics in the Media

2021 AHE Webinar Series: Heterodox Economics Goes Global

The Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE) AHE launched a new webinar series in 2021 with the theme Heterodox Economics Goes Global. See the inaugural roundtable: The State and Relevance of Heterodoxy Today (online). The next webinar with Nicolas Dvoskin entitled "Structural heterogeneity and development planning in Argentina, Brazil and Chile" is taking place on 26st March 2021, 3 pm (UTC) via Zoom. Please sign up here. The program for the rest of the year is here (and attached).


Launching: ASE YouTube Channel

The ASE YouTube page is live and updated with various talks and panel sessions from many ASE members, including the plenary session and six panel sessions from the 2021 ASSA Conference.

If you have any relevant videos for the ASE's YouTube page such as talks, lectures, teaching tips, or video abstracts of your recently published books or articles, please contact the ASE Executive Secretary, Chris Jeffords, at cjeffords@gmail.com.

Launching: Lux Magazine

Lux magazine has launched! You can now subscribe to the world's first socialist-feminist glossy magazine. It's sex - with class.

We started this magazine from the premise that top-down efforts to convince people that the highest form of feminism is the girl boss have been unsuccessful. No one believes today that we will be saved by the female CEO or presidential candidate. Instead, feminists are in pursuit of a new world, at the forefront of struggles for police abolition, healthcare, and control over our work, looking toward a horizon beyond which everyone has access to food and shelter, and to beauty and pleasure. We want it all.

This new feminism is on the rise. We've created a truly beautiful magazine to reflect that (when we say glossy, we mean glossy) with original illustrations and photography by emerging artists. Lux riffs on the look of a traditional women's magazine, but the content is subversive: Issue 1 features intimate profiles of activists, artists, and intellectuals, international reports from Mexico to Egypt, explorations of the politics of pleasure from Soviet perfume to socialist sex radicals, and glimpses into the deep archive of socialist feminist thought.

If you're curious about the name - it's short for Rosa Luxemburg, one of the most creative minds to remake the socialist tradition. (If you'd like to know more about Rosa, I'd recommend the excellent graphic novel Red Rosa by Kate Evans.) And it's playful, turning the traditional women's consumer magazine upside down. Finally, it's a nod to the fact that, contra stereotypes about socialism, we believe in abundance for all.

We hope you'll consider subscribing to Lux, and buying a gift subscription or two - the perfect holiday present for anyone feminist and/or socialist, women's marchers, women's strikers, feminist philosophers, organizers for abolition, nurses, teachers, Gen Zers who love Teen Vogue, people who voted for Bernie, people who think Bernie would've won, godmothers, grandmothers, rioters, and those who might be socialist-curious. (And if for any reason you can't afford a sub, please email me!) For our launch, we're offering solidarity subscriptions that come with special perks, like totes, t-shirts, and a special edition "quarantzine" with reflections from our writers on life under lockdown. And if you'd like to get a bulk subscription for a class, a reading group, or an organization, we can make that happen.

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Calls for Support

AFIT's statement concerning the planned redundancies at the University of Leicester

Association For Institutional Thought

Letter Concerning Planned Redundancies at the University of Leicester

Recently, the University of Leicester in the UK joined the large group of universities coping with Coronavirus by laying off faculty. Universities represent part of the basic infrastructure of a society and the disinvestment that has made so many vulnerable to the crisis of the pandemic represents a clear degradation of that infrastructure.

What is particularly troubling about the decision at the University of Leicester is that it is a clear effort to narrow the range of acceptable ideas and thought, and to reinforce scholarship that enhances the power of ruling elites at the expense of labor and other disenfranchised groups. This is evidenced by the School of Business’ plan to disinvest from two particular areas of research for which the university is particularly well known, Critical Management Studies and Political Economy, “to free resources to invest in other areas, such as quantitative Data Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership.”

For public universities, in particular, to be defunding those that might challenge the arbitrary, increasingly consolidated power of the vested interests is counter to the public interest. This is an attack on academic freedom, which is necessary for the free exchange of ideas and the debate that leads to public policy for positive social change rather than the enhancement of the power of one group over another. This is counter to the basic values of original institutional economics, and we condemn it as such.

Barbara Hopkins, President-Elect
Erik Dean, President
Association For Institutional Thought
(Message approved by the Directing Board)

Those wishing to express support for the affected ULSB faculty can sign the Public Letter to the University of Leicester.

For Your Information

History of Economics Society (HES) seeks a Digital Information Manager

Digital Information Manager

The History of Economics Society would like to thank Erich Pinzon-Fuchs for his years of excellent work as Digital Information Manager. He has seen us through many important changes, not the least of which has been helping to maintain society connections throughout the pandemic. We will be very sorry to lose his input and initiative.We now seek a new Digital Information Manager.

Note that the manager receives some travel funds as well as a small stipend as Twitter master for the HES and ESHET. It is an excellent opportunity to influence the direction of the society and to shape our online profile. Interested individuals are encouraged to send an email (johnsonm@uwosh.edu). For those of you who Tweet, if you have any suggestions of social-media savvy historians of economics who might excel in this job, please also send an email.

The Manager of Electronic Information (MEI) of the HES is a non-voting ex officio officer of the Society and a member of the Executive Committee. Her/his primary task is to improve communication with members of the Society and, more generally, to promote the mission of the Society and the history of economics. Therefore, the Manager of Electronic Information develops, maintains, and improves of the Societies’ website, and is responsible of maintaining an active, responsive, and relevant presence for the Society in the Social Media. In particular, the MEI is responsible for keeping an active and relevant presence of the Society in its Twitter (joint with ESHET), Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram accounts. The Manager of Electronic Information checks that the Society’s Wikipedia site is working correctly and monitors that this site is up to date. The MEI attends the Executive Committee meetings in January and June where s/he is expected to present a report of the semester’s activities and to propose strategies that help the Society improve both its communication with its members and the public in general and its presence on the Social Media.

Socio-Economic Review seeks a Chief Editor

Call for Expressions of Interest: Chief Editorship of Socio-Economic Review

Socio-Economic Review (SER) solicits applications for one or more new Chief Editors to join the existing editorial team. Candidates may apply individually or as part of a proposed team. The term of office is four years, renewable for up to eight years, starting in January 2022. The Chief Editor(s) receive(s) an honorarium and reimbursement for necessary travel expenses. The editorial team currently consists of one Chief Editor and five Editors appointed on a staggered schedule.

Socio-Economic Review (SER) is the official journal for and operates under the auspices of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE). A core mandate of the journal is to understand the socio-political foundations of the economy and to advance socio-economics; to this end, it addresses analytic, political, and moral questions arising at the intersection between economy and society. Articles in SER explore how the economy is or should be governed by social relations, institutional rules, political decisions, and cultural values. According to the Journal Citation Report rankings (Source Clarivate, 2020), SER ranked 6th in Sociology, 11th in Political Science, and 35th in Economics, putting SER roughly within the top 4-10% of journals in these disciplines in 2019. Its 2019 Impact Factor is 3.774. SER publishes 4 issues per year, and will be fully online starting this year.

The Chief Editor(s) of SER is (are) responsible for overall editorial decision making, as well as matters related to the editorial policy of SER and the coordination of production with Oxford University Press (OUP). The new Chief Editor(s) will ideally begin working closely with the current Chief Editor to learn the role and processes of leading SER as early as July 2021 and is(are) expected to engage actively with the current Chief Editor and Managing Editor (whose current contract runs until Dec. 2022) to move into that role. The new Chief Editor(s) can bring in a number of new Editors, either at the start of the term or during the first year. The first journal issue for which the incoming Chief Editor(s) would be fully responsible is April 2022 (Volume 20/ Issue 2).

Position description

The Chief Editor(s) has (have) primary responsibility for all editorial functions of the Journal

The successful candidate(s) will fulfill the following criteria:

Support from your home institution, such as a reduced teaching load or student assistance, is desirable but not a requirement for the position. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Sigrid Quack at sasepresident@sase.org to discuss any questions they may have about the position or the application process.

Please email your expressions of interest to Prof. Sigrid Quack at sasepresident@sase.org. Please send a cover letter, a short statement on your proposed editorial strategy for the journal (which may include thoughts on open access, organization of workflow, and the division of labor within the editorial team), a CV that focuses on your publishing, reviewing, and editorial experience, plus information on possible support from your institution, if available. For more information about the SER and SASE, please visit the website.

Application Deadline: 30 April 2021