Issue-30, August 8, 2006

From the Editor

After a holiday break, the Newsletter is back with more information about heterodox activities. In particular, there is the ICAPE call for papers (which will be repeated over the next couple of months), the 9th International Post Keynesian Conference, and the Rethinking Marxism conference. In addition, I would like to call your attention to the “Forum for Social Economics” which is now being edited by John Marangos, to the entries about heterodox economics at Roosevelt University, and to Nick Gomersall’s request for assistance under ‘Queries from Heterodox Economists’. Finally, there are some heterodox jobs announcements. I would like to feature more job announcements—so if you know of job announcements suitable for heterodox economists, would you please send them to me so that I can include them in the Newsletter.

As noted in the previous Newsletter, I attended the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia 2006 Conference which was hosted by Jerry Courvisanos and Alex Millrow who are at the University of Ballarat. The conference was quite intimate and I heard a number of good papers. Many of the papers given at the conference can be found at:  One of the conference events involved attending a show called “Blood on the Southern Cross” which dealt with an uprising in the goldfields against the colonial government over unfair taxation. In this context, there were a few Americans in the goldfields engaged in the uprising and the authorities considered the Americans as revolting people who are leading the good Irish, Scots, etc. astray. Apparently some things never change, as my colleagues reminded me at the conference. I also attended the annual conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics in London. Again there were lots of good papers and many heterodox approaches present and debated. In particular, green economics made its début along with the first issue of the “International Journal of Green Economics”. Finally, there were numerous papers/debates about the meaning of heterodox economics vis-à-vis pluralism which were informative and contributive to its development. Finally, I would like to say that the Interdisciplinary Graduate Workshop that took place at UMKC in June went quite well and the students seem to enjoy the lectures and talking with the professors and among themselves.
Fred Lee


In this issue:

  - Call for Papers

          - ICAPE- "Economic Pluralism for the 21st Century"
          - Bounded Rationality in Economics and Finance
          - "Missing Links in Sustainable Development: South Asian Perspectives"
          - Proposal for a Special Issue of the Review of Social Economy
          - Forum for Social Economics
          - Rethinking Marxism 2006
          - Jobs & Justice: Strategies and Solutions for Economic Security
Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

          - Garda Summer School
          - 9th International Post Keynesian Conference
          - London Marx-Hegel Reading Group
          - Commerce & Politics of Science
          - "Building Bridges"

  Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

          - FHTW Berlin – University of Applied Sciences, Germany
          - The New School for Social Research
          - University of Greenwich Business School
          - City University- London

 - Heterodox Journals and Newsletters

         -  Critique of Political Economy (COPE)
         - Journal of Economic and Social Policy
         - History of Economics Review No. 43 Winter 2006
         - European Journal of the History of Economic Thought
         - Journal of Economic Methodology
         - International Review of Applied Economics
         - Feminist Economics
         - Review of Political Economy
         - Economic Sociology
         - Argumentos
         - The Talking Economics Bulletin
         - CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research- Newsletter
         - ISEE Newsletter
         - International Journal of Green Economics

  - Heterodox Books and Book Series      

          - New Departures in Marxian Theory
          - The Wealth of Ideas
          - All Together Now- Common Sense for a Fair Economy
          - Human Development in the Era of Globalization Essays in Honor of Keith B. Griffin
          - Monetary Integration and Dollarization No Panacea
          - Innovation, Evolution and Economic Change New Ideas in the Tradition of Galbraith

  - Heterodox Associations, Institutes, and Departments

          - Roosevelt University

 - Heterodox Web Sites

          - USSEE

- Queries from Heterodox Economists

          - Nick Gomersall

  - For Your Information

         - Murray Bookchin, visionary social theorist, dies at 85
         - Political Songs
         - Assessment Exercise


 Call for Papers

ICAPE- "Economic Pluralism for the 21st Century"

ICAPE is pleased to announce plans for a 2nd international conference, to be held at University of Utah in June 2007. The call for papers follows. Please begin making plans to attend -- and spread the word widely to all colleagues, graduate students, and others who may be interested! A pdf version of the CFP, suitable for posting around departments, is attached. It is also available at the ICAPE website:

Best regards, and we very much hope to see you in Salt Lake City,

-- The organizing committee

Al Campbell, Wilfred Dolfsma, Edward Fullbrook, Rob Garnett, Neva Goodwin, John Henry, Mary King, Fred Lee, Ed McNertney, Judith Mehta, Erik Olsen, and Martha Starr

Bounded Rationality in Economics and Finance

December 1-2, 2006, Loughborough, UK
Please find further information here. Call for papers (PDF)

"Missing Links in Sustainable Development: South Asian Perspectives"

The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in Islamabad, Pakistan, organizes its 9th Sustainable Development Conference "Missing Links in Sustainable Development: South Asian Perspectives" from December 13-15 , 2006. Please find the conference note enclosed. More information will soon be posted at SDPI's website (  Your abstracts related to the conference sub-themes are welcome! Deadline for submission is August 7, 2006.
Karin Astrid Siegmann

Proposal for a Special Issue of the Review of Social Economy

Title: Incorporating Ethical Theory into Models of Economic Choice
This special issue of the Review of Social Economy would contain papers focusing on explicitly incorporating ethical theories into economic models of choice. In the standard model of homo economicus, the economic agent is generally understood to be egoistic, but some economists – social economists in particular – have modified this limited conceptual framework to include more outwardly-focused ethical concerns, such as altruism, friendship, trust, and love. But often this has been done without reference to philosophical ethics, namely a particular school of ethical thought or moral philosopher.

For this issue, we are looking for papers that bring the modeling of economic decisions closer to formal ethics as discussed by moral philosophers. Contributors can focus on a system of philosophical ethics, such as virtue ethics, deontological ethics, or feminist ethics, or they can choose to discuss a certain philosopher’s moral theory, such as that as Aristotle, Mill, Kant, or Hegel, or more modern scholars such as Joseph Raz, Martha Nussbaum, Alan Gewirth, or Richard Brandt.

In whichever framework (or frameworks) they choose, contributors should discuss some aspect of working these ethical theories into their models of choice. Papers can be methodological in nature, perhaps discussing if their chosen system of ethics can be incorporated into the standard preference-constraint model, or if instead it needs metapreferences, constructed preferences, multiple utilities/rankings, or a different conception of choice altogether. Papers can also be more results-oriented, investigating how the economic and social outcomes predicted by models of economic choice would change once ethical theories are incorporated into them. (The main requirement is that the papers address a formal theory of ethics from the philosophical literature, and not just altruism or trust in general.)

Contributions to this special issue will be held to a strict limit of 6,000 words, including references and notes, and will be subject to the usual double-blind peer review. Authors are expected to adhere to the deadlines regarding initial drafts, revisions, etc. The papers are scheduled to be published in the September 2009 issue of the Review of Social Economy.

Guest Editor:

Mark D. White
Associate Professor of Economics
College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center, CUNY
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: 1 (718) 982-3193
Fax: 1 (718) 982-2888

Forum for Social Economics

Editor: John Marangos

The newly appointed editor and editorial board of the Forum of Social Economics invite papers. The Forum for Social Economics is an international journal, along with the Review of Social Economy, sponsored by the Association for Social Economics.
For 35 years the Forum has published high quality peer-reviewed papers. The primary focus of the Forum is on applying social economic analysis to practical policy issues and/or the implications of alternative policy perspectives encompassing the social economy; it is differentiated in this respect from the ASE’s other journal, the Review of Social Economy , which has a general orientation. The Forum is a pluralistic journal publishing work that addresses economic issues within wider ethical, cultural or natural environmental contexts, and is sympathetic to papers that transcend established disciplinary boundaries. Papers should make a contribution to past or current socio-economic issues that have contemporary relevance to economists, social scientists, policy makers and business.
The journal welcomes stimulating original articles that are clearly written and draw upon contemporary policy-related research. Preference is given to non-technical articles of topical and historical interest that will appeal to a wide range of readers. The journal is also interested in serving as an avenue for issues regarding teaching economics, in particular teaching approaches to social and heterodox economics.
Papers will pass a double-blind referee process supervised and subject to the final approval of the Editor.
The Forum invites graduate students to submit research papers. Proof of graduate student status should be provided with the submission. While the students’ papers will go through the regular review process and be held to the same standards for acceptance as other submissions, the panel of reviewers will serve a mentoring role to advise the student to strengthen the paper.

Completed papers should be submitted as an email attachment to:

John Marangos,
Editor of the Forum for Social Economics
Department Of Economics
Colorado State University
1771 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Co 80523-1771, USA
Tel: (970) 491-6657, Fax: (970) 491-2925

Rethinking Marxism 2006

(Deadline for submissions extended till September 1)

RETHINKING MARXISM: a journal of economics, culture & society is pleased to announce its 6th major international conference, to be held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on 26-28 October, 2006. The conference is entitled RETHINKING MARXISM 2006.

RETHINKING MARXISM’s 5 previous international conferences have each attracted between 750 and 1200 participants, and they have included keynote addresses and plenary sessions, formal papers, workshops, art exhibitions, video presentations, activist sessions, and performances. Versions of all of these events are planned for RETHINKING MARXISM 2006.
One exciting and prominent feature of Rethinking Marxism 2006 will be the 3 plenary sessions, which will highlight some of the most pressing issues of our times. These plenary sessions will also have as keynote speakers theorists and activists who are among the best-known and most insightful contributors to Marxian and left thinking and practice on these topics. Here is the lineup of the plenary sessions and the list of confirmed speakers:
Imperialism and the Fantasies of Democracy : Ernesto LACLAU & Ella SHOHAT & Antonio CALLARI

Rethinking Communism: Susan BUCK-MORSS & Kojin KARATANI & Stephen CULLENBERG

The Power of the Left Media : Liza FEATHERSTONE & Sut JHALLY & Trebor SCHOLZ

These plenary sessions will be supplemented by a “platform” of related panels and papers. Each plenary topic will be investigated in full, not only by the plenary speakers, but also by other paper givers, performers, and activists who will be clustered in panels that will reflect upon and elaborate in different directions the plenary themes (Please click on the names of the plenary topics listed above for more details about each of the plenary sessions).


In addition to three plenary sessions and performance art, there will be concurrent panels and art/cultural events. We invite the submission of individual papers and pre-organized sessions that follow traditional or non-traditional formats (such as workshops, roundtables, and dialogue among and between presenters and audience). Since contemporary Marxism covers fields from literature to physics and forms of political practice from environmental organizing to opposing global inequality, anyone engaging with Marxism in any discipline or form of activism is encouraged to submit paper and panel proposals. We encourage those working in areas that intersect with Marxism, such as feminism, political economy, cultural and literary studies, queer theory, working-class and labor studies, postcolonial studies, geography and urban studies, psychoanalysis, social and natural sciences, philosophy, and around issues of class, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, and disability, to submit paper and panel proposals. We welcome video, poetry, performance, and all other modes of presentation and cultural expression. We encourage paper or panel submissions from those working on any and all subjects that take an interest in a world without exploitation and oppression.

Submission of Proposals
For guidelines regarding paper and panel submissions please follow this link to the Proposal Submission page of the conference website.
Note that the deadline for submissions is extended till September 1.

You may preregister online (at a discounted rate) by visiting the Registration page or download a Preregistration Form. (Low-income rate available)

RETHINKING MARXISM 2006 will be held on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Housing options for conference participants--some at special rates for conference attendees--can be found by visiting the Lodging page of the UMass website. Travel directions to Amherst can be found at the Directions page. Information on childcare is available at the Childcare page of the conference website.

Selected papers, poems, art, and other forms of presentation from the conference will be published in Rethinking Marxism and/or in a separate edited volume of contributions.

Exhibitors and Advertisers
Literature tables and display areas are available to groups, vendors, and publishers at reasonable rates. Ad space in the conference program is also available at reasonable rates. All ads must be camera-ready. Please see the Information on Exhibits and Program Ads page.

Registrants for RM06 can receive a special conference rate of $45 on individual subscriptions to Rethinking Marxism. Please see our Registration page (or alternatively use the mail-in form to preregister).

Jobs & Justice: Strategies and Solutions for Economic Security

March 29-31, 2007 - Vancouver, British Columbia

Are you a community or labour activist, a researcher or an academic interested in labour issues such as contracting out and privatization of public sector jobs, precarious jobs, job insecurity, labour rights and standards, low-wage jobs, and immigrant workers? Are you working on advocacy, campaigns or research around labour issues, and would like to share this work with others and find strategies for future action?

Conference on labour, work and economic security
We would like to hear from community and labour organizers and activists, academic researchers, community-based researchers, other groups and individuals interested in labour and employment issues and how they affect the economic security of vulnerable communities. What do good jobs look like? What solutions are needed to recognize work as a central part of peoples' lives? Jobs & Justice: Strategies and Solutions for Economic Security is a conference that will look at the current state of employment and work in BC and Canada and explore solutions and public policies that would enhance justice, economic security and meet the needs of diverse populations. The conference will emphasize solutions and the differing experiences of workers along gender, race, ethnic and class lines.

Conference Themes
The overarching themes of the conference are: strategies for changing laws and regulations (how employment standards, labour laws, safety regulations and enforcement affect labour); solutions for a changing economy (economic restructuring and how it affects work and labour); and improving access to the labour market (education, training and other supports like child care).

This conference is part of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives/Simon Fraser University's Economic Security Project, a five-year SSHRC-funded research project that documents and analyzes recent policy changes in BC and their affect on the economic security of vulnerable populations ( The conference hopes to foster community-labour-academic collaboration: bringing labour, community and academic researchers and activists together in one setting to discuss labour and work issues.

Proposals for conference presentations
While some description and evaluation of the existing labour market situation is necessary, the main focus of the conference and presentations will be on alternatives-the types of policies needed, collective strategies for change, new possibilities and solutions.

We are seeking presentation proposals from a broad range of individuals and groups who want to share their experiences, work, campaigns and/or research on current labour issues. We invite proposals for different types of presentations, including presentations on specific topics, short/informal presentations, paper presentations, poster presentations and panel presentations.

Examples of presentation topics for each conference theme include:
Strategies that Address Changing Laws and Regulations:

employment standards in BC and/or Canada
labour flexibility and deregulation
mandatory retirement
safety at work
how regulatory changes shape the political action of unions

Solutions for the Changing Economy and Economic Restructuring:

labour in resource sectors
labour and technology
labour and environment (sustainable solutions)
labour in rural areas/rural experiences
unionization of the service sector
women and work
immigrant workers, migrant and temporary foreign workers
Aboriginal workers
youth workers
contracting out and privatization of public sector jobs
lessons from global labour struggles and movements
precarious labour (seasonal, part-time, temporary and casual work)
labour coverage in the media

Improving Access to the labour market:

education, training and apprenticeships
foreign credentials recognition; helping immigrants gain access to the labour market
child care
social assistance
working with disabilities/accessibility needs

Format of proposals
Academic, labour and community-based researchers and activists are invited to submit proposals for either a conference presentation (proposals to deliver a paper or a poster presentation are also welcome) or panel discussion (proposing a panel of 2 to 3 speakers) on a topic. Please note: presentations need not involve a formal written paper; short and/or informal presentations are also welcome. If you have a presentation idea and would like to discuss this with the Conference Planning Committee before submitting a proposal, please contact us at

Please use the following format for your submission:

1. For individual presentation proposals:

Cover sheet with: name and organizational affiliation (if any); mailing address; contact (telephone, email, fax); and a brief bio of the presenter.
A short description (or abstract) and title of the presentation (length: 1/2 page).
2. For panel proposals:

Cover sheet with: name and organizational affiliation of the main contact for the proposal (including mailing address, telephone number, email address and fax number, where available)
Title of the panel presentation and brief description of the panel; list of the panel participants (with a brief bio of each); topic of discussion for each participant.

Submissions should be sent to:

ESP Labour Conference Planning Committee
c/o Thi Vu, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC Office
1400 - 207 West Hasting Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H7

All submissions will be reviewed by the Conference Planning Committee.

If you would like to participate in the conference, information on the conference is forthcoming and will be announced on the Economic Security Project website:

Closing date for submissions: September 15, 2006


Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique, du 29 au 31 mars 2007

Êtes-vous un militant ou une militante communautaire ou syndical, un chercheur ou une chercheuse ou un universitaire qui s'intéresse à des questions telles que la sous-traitance et la privatisation d'emplois du secteur public, les emplois précaires, l'insécurité d'emploi, les droits et les normes du travail, les emplois à bas salaire et les travailleurs et travailleuses immigrants? Participez-vous à une défense de cause, à des campagnes ou à des recherches sur des questions ayant trait au travail et aimeriez-vous partager les résultats de vos travaux avec d'autres et trouver des stratégies en vue d'une action future?

Conférence sur la main-d'¦uvre, le travail et la sécurité économique
Nous aimerions entendre l'avis de militants et militantes communautaires et syndicaux, de chercheurs et chercheuses universitaires, de chercheurs et chercheuses communautaires et d'autres groupes et personnes s'intéressant aux questions de travail et d'emploi et à leur effet sur la sécurité économique des communautés vulnérables. À quoi ressemblent les bons emplois? Quelles solutions sont nécessaires pour reconnaître le travail en tant que partie centrale de la vie des gens? Emplois et justice : stratégies et solutions pour la sécurité économique est une conférence qui portera sur l'état actuel de l'emploi et du travail en C-B et au Canada et qui étudiera des solutions et des politiques publiques pouvant accroître la justice et la sécurité économique et répondre aux besoins de populations diverses. La conférence mettra l'accent sur les solutions et l'expérience différente que vivent les travailleurs et travailleuses selon leur sexe, leur race, leur ethnie et leur classe sociale.

Thèmes de la conférence
Les principaux thèmes de la conférence sont les suivants : stratégies permettant de faire face au changement des lois et des règlements (comment les normes d'emploi, les normes du travail, les règlements sur la sécurité et leur mise en ¦uvre influencent le travail); solutions pour une économie changeante (restructuration économique et influence qu'elle a sur le travail et la main-d'¦uvre); et amélioration de l'accès au marché du travail (éducation, formation et autres soutiens tels que les services de garde à l'enfance).

Renseignements de base
Cette conférence s'inscrit dans le cadre du « Economic Security Project » du Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (Bureau C.-B.) et de la Simon Fraser University, un projet de recherche quinquennal financé par le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada qui consiste à documenter et à analyser les modifications récentes apportées aux politiques de la C-B et leur effet sur la sécurité économique des populations vulnérables ( Il est à espérer que la Conférence favorisera la collaboration entre la communauté, le mouvement syndicat et la collectivité des chercheurs, réunissant les chercheurs et chercheuses et les militants et militantes syndicaux, communautaires et universitaires pour qu'ils discutent de questions ayant trait à la main-d'¦uvre et au travail.

Proposition d'exposés à la conférence
Bien qu'il y ait lieu de procéder à une description et à une évaluation de la situation actuelle du marché du travail, la conférence et les exposés qui seront donnés dans son cadre porteront principalement sur les solutions de rechange-les types de politiques nécessaires, les stratégies collectives en vue d'un changement, les nouvelles possibilités et les solutions.

Nous cherchons des exposés pouvant être donnés par un vaste éventail de personnes et de groupes qui désirent partager leur expérience, leur travail, leurs campagnes ou leurs recherches sur des questions locales ayant trait au travail. Nous invitons des propositions de différents types, y compris des exposés sur des sujets précis, de courts exposés informels, des mémoires, des posters et des présentations en panel.

Voici des exemples de sujets relevant de chaque thème de la Conférence :
Stratégies permettant de faire face au changement des lois et des règlements :

Normes d'emploi en C-B et au Canada
Flexibilité et déréglementation de la main-d'¦uvre
Retraite obligatoire
Sécurité au travail
Influence de la modification de la réglementation sur l'action politique des syndicats

Solutions au changement et à la réorganisation de l'économie :

Main-d'¦uvre des secteurs fondés sur les ressources naturelles
Main-d'¦uvre et technologie
Travail et environnement (solutions durables)
Travail en milieu rural/expériences rurales
Syndicalisation du secteur des services
Femmes et travail
Travailleurs et travailleuses immigrants, migrants et étrangers temporaires
Travailleurs et travailleuses autochtones
Jeunes travailleurs et travailleuses
Sous-traitance et privatisation d'emplois du secteur public
Leçons tirées des luttes et des mouvements syndicaux mondiaux
Travail précaire (saisonnier, à temps partiel, temporaire et occasionnel)
Reportages sur le mouvement syndical

Amélioration de l'accès au marché du travail :

Éducation, formation et apprentissage
Reconnaissance des titres de compétence étrangers; aider les immigrantes et immigrants à accéder au marché du travail
Services de garde d'enfants
Aide sociale
Besoins d'adaptation aux handicaps/d'accessibilité

Présentation des propositions
Les chercheurs et chercheuses et les militantes et militants universitaires, syndicaux et communautaires sont invités à présenter des propositions en vue d'un exposé pendant la conférence (les propositions visant la présentation d'un document ou d'une affiche seront bienvenues) ou d'une discussion en panel (de 2 ou 3 membres) sur un sujet précis. Signalons qu'il n'est pas nécessaire de présenter un exposé écrit officiel; les exposés courts ou officieux seront également bienvenus. Si vous avez une idée en vue d'un exposé et que vous désirez en discuter avec le comité de planification de la Conférence avant de présenter une proposition, veuillez communiquer avec nous à l'adresse

Veuillez organiser votre proposition comme suit :

1. Exposés individuels :

Page couverture portant le nom de l'auteur et l'organisation dont il fait partie (s'il y a lieu), l'adresse postale, les numéros de téléphone et de télécopieur, l'adresse de courriel et une brève biographie.
Courte description (ou résumé) et titre de l'exposé (une demi-page).
2. Panels :

Page couverture portant le nom de l'auteur et l'organisation dont il fait partie (y compris l'adresse postale, les numéros de téléphone et de télécopieur et l'adresse de courriel s'il y a lieu).
Sujet de discussion en panel et brève description du panel; liste des personnes qui y participeront (avec brève biographie de chacune); sujet dont traitera chacune de ces personnes.

La langue de travail de la conférence est l'anglais. Toutefois, la traduction de certains présentations peut être disponible au besoin.

Les propositions devraient être présentées au :
Comité de planification de la conférence sur le travail, « Economic Security Project »
a/s de Thi Vu, Centre canadien de politiques alternatives - bureau de la C.-B.
1400 - 207 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H7
Courriel :

Toutes les propositions seront examinées par le comité de planification de la Conférence.

Si vous désirez participer à la Conférence, vous trouverez sous peu de l'information à son sujet sur le site Web du projet sur la sécurité économique à l'adresse <> .



Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

Garda Summer School

A one-week summer school principally on personalist economics in Italy at the end of August.

9th International Post Keynesian Conference

A Celebration of the Impact of Keynesian Economics on Policy
September 15-18, 2006, Kansas City, MO USA

For detailed information:

London Marx-Hegel Reading Group

2006 - 2007 London Marx-Hegel reading group will start reading Hegel's Logic. We will be meeting at City University London at 18:30 on Wednesday evenings 4 and 18 October, 1, 15 and 29 November, and possibly on 13 December. All welcome! Please send me an email if you would like to attend. More details and the programme of readings drawn up by Meade McCloughan ( can be seen at:

Commerce & Politics of Science

September 21-24, 2006. University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Recent years have seen increasing debate about the merits of private funding for scientific research, the growing prominence of "technology transfer," patenting, and corporate sponsorship within universities, and concern about partisan manipulation of science by government officials.
Seeking to reinvigorate and inform public discussion of these issues, Notre Dame's Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values has cooperated with the University of Bielefeld to convene an interdisciplinary conference comprised of leading scholars, university administrators, and public officials from the United States and Europe.

Keynote speakers:
Robert Berdahl (former chancellor of the University of California,
Sheldon Krimsky (Tufts University)
Philip Mirowski (University of Notre Dame)

The conference will also include four major plenary sessions and numerous contributed papers. A detailed description is available at:

Reflecting our desire to spark a continuing, interdisciplinary conversation, the Reilly Center has made a special effort to include younger scholars in the conference. To that end, a subsidized student registration rate is available ($50 prior to August 15) and Notre Dame graduate students have offered to share their apartments and homes with attendees from other institutions. Those who wish to participate in this housing program are asked to contact the Reilly Center>

"Building Bridges"

A Labour Studies Conference at the University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
February 2nd and 3rd , 2007

Conference Theme and Objectives:
In the face of neoliberal globalization, labour market restructuring, war, and other major challenges to social justice, labour and social movements are struggling to create solidarity and overcome many sources of division. This conference will explore those issues which both divide and unite labour and social movements, and discuss current and possible strategies for improving unity within and across movements and borders. The conference will bring together labour researchers, artists, and union and social movement leaders and activists to examine both the sources of division and the potentials for solidarity.

The conference is being held at the same time as the 9th Annual Labour Arts Festival, which will allow participants to take in a variety of arts events over a three-day period.

Call for Participants:
Panellists: The goal of the conference is to foster reflection, debate and strategizing based on insights derived from a variety of different practices - academic, activist, and artistic. As such, each panel discussion will have four to five speakers (15-20 minutes per speaker) representing a cross-section of researchers, union leaders, activists and artists. The presentations should be informal and address the following questions:
- What are the major challenges to building unity in your area of practice? What are the sources of division and in what ways do they hinder movements?
- What initiatives are you working on to address these challenges? What is working and what isn't?
- What strategies should be adopted to build more effective bridges?
Discussants: Each panel will also have a discussant, whose role will be to pull together the themes emerging from the presentations and subsequent discussions, and summarize key strategic lessons. While panellists will not be asked to present formal papers, they will submit a one-page summary of their presentation to the discussant in advance of the conference.
Students: We are also particularly interested in fostering labour studies students' participation in the conference, and in building connections between students at different institutions. We have therefore structured in time for students to meet, and will subsidize their participation in the arts events (see below for details). We encourage faculty to actively recruit students to attend.

If you are interested in volunteering your services as a panellist or discussant, please email a short (250-word) outline of what you would like to contribute (see the panel topics below). Also, if you know of an academic, movement leader, activist or artist that would be suitable for one of the sessions, please send us their contact information with a short description of why you think they would be a good choice. The deadline for submitting an intent to participate is August 15th, 2006.

For More Information, Please Contact:
Dr. Alan Hall Dr. Stephanie Ross
Director Department of Sociology
Labour Studies Programme and Anthropology
Both c/o University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
N9B 3P4

Tentative Schedule:
Thursday February 1st
7:30 - 11:30 pm Art Show and Festival Reception - ArtCite Gallery

Friday, February 2nd
8:30 - 9:00 am Conference Registration
9:00 -11:00 am Panel I: Bridging Union and Non-Union Workers
11:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch and Labour Art Display
1:00 - 3:00 pm Panel II: Bridging Unions and Workers across Sectors in Canada
3:30 - 5:30 pm Panel III: Bridging Unions and Workers across National Borders
7:00 -10:00 pm Dinner Theatre

Saturday, February 3rd
9:30 - 11:30 am Panel IV: Bridging Unions, Workers and Social Movements
11:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch and Labour Film Shorts
Meeting for Labour Studies Students
1:30 - 3:30 pm Panel V: Bridging through Art and Culture
4:00 - 6:00 pm Panel VI: Bridging Unions and Academics
7:30 -11:30 pm Labour Cabaret

Conference Details:
Registration: There will be no registration fee.

Meals: Lunch will be provided on Friday, but on Saturday conference attendees will be free to eat in one of downtown Windsor's many restaurants. There will be a charge for the dinner theatre on the Friday night.
Åú Registration before December 1st, 2006: $35.00
Åú Registration after December 1st, 2006: $45.00

Lodging and Transportation: Participants will have to pay for lodging and transportation, but the conference will seek to get the best possible rates by booking downtown hotel rooms in bulk.


Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

FHTW Berlin – University of Applied Sciences, Germany

FHTW Berlin – University of Applied Sciences offers a tenured professorship (start scheduled for 1 April 2007) in the field of economics. Candidates, especially native English speaking with a potential to teach also in German, and having a post Keynesian or heterodox academic background are welcome. The average teaching load presently is around 14 hours per week. The following posting is published in German in “DIE ZEIT” from 27 July, 2006, and can also be found on the website of FHTW Berlin . For more information on the study programs see  and  You can also contact Professor Jan Priewe, head of the selection committee (

The University of Applied Sciences (FHTW) Berlin is seeking a Professor of Economics (ref. no. 236) to specialise in International Economics, with special reference to developing countries. The position is in the Faculty of Economics 1, and is on the salary scale W2. Teaching will be mainly in English in the Bachelors in International Business and in the Masters in International and Development Economics, although a willingness to teach in German is also expected.

The formal requirements regarding academic qualifications, teaching and non-academic professional experience are set out in paragraph 100 of the Berlin State Law on Higher Education (these include a doctorate, previous teaching experience, minimum of five years professional experience from which at least three years outside higher education). Candidates are required to have demonstrated a high level of teaching ability in a previous academic position. The ability and willingness to teach courses at a foundation level, as well as to carry out projects in relevant research areas is expected. As the University of Applied Sciences is committed to increasing the number of female professors, applications from female candidates are especially welcome. In the event that a candidate who is not resident in Berlin is offered the position, he/she will be expected to move to the city. Disabled candidates will be given preference should they be considered equally suitable to another candidate.

Applications (reference no. 236) should be sent to the President, FHTW Berlin - University of Applied Sciences, Treskowallee 8, 10313 Berlin. The closing date is 24 August, although later applications might be considered.

The New School for Social Research

Assistant Director
Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis
The New School for Social Research


The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA), the research affiliate of the Economics Department of The New School for Social Research (NSSR) in New York City, seeks an energetic, detail-oriented individual with excellent administrative and communications skills for the position of Assistant Director.

Working with faculty directors at the SCEPA, the Assistant Director will play an important role in SCEPA activities. Specific responsibilities include the following:

• Administer all operations of the SCEPA and serve as primary liaison for the Center with the NSSR Dean’s office and relevant University offices, including Accounts Payable, Payroll and Purchasing, Special Events, Publications and Communications.
• Work with the NSSR’s Budget Director to ensure maintenance of expenses and revenue within the planned budget, and preparation of reports for funders.
• Assist faculty, oversee Research Assistants, and be available to the students of the economics department.
• Work with the Program Coordinator to plan and carry out seminars, conferences, lectures, Advisory Board meetings, and related receptions and dinners.
• Maintain contact databases, listserves, and the SCEPA email.
• Collaborate with the Economics Department through meetings, activities, and general planning.

• Excellent writing and editing skills.
• Demonstrated capacity to meet deadlines.
• Experience with planning and implementing educational activities such as conferences.
• Basic knowledge of print and electronic Media, including web publishing;
• B.A. required, M.A. in the social sciences or humanities strongly preferred.

Salary and Benefits: competitive
Competitive compensation including health benefits (comprehensive health care/benefits), pension and tuition reimbursement.

How to apply:
Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, contact information for three professional references, salary history, and a writing sample to: William Milberg, SCEPA Program Coordinator, Department of Economics, New School for Social Research, 65 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor, New York, NY 10003. Applications may als be sent by e-mail to  For more information on SCEPA, go to

University of Greenwich Business School


The School, based in the splendid surroundings of the World Heritage Site at Greenwich, London, has a growing reputation for its innovative academic programmes, research and economic development activities within both the Thames Gateway region and internationally. The London Knowledge Network was recently launched by the School and we have established research groups in the fields of accounting and finance, knowledge management, human resource management, social network analysis and cultural industries management.
school has a strong commitment to diversity and internationalism and this is reflected in our staff and student profiles.

As part of our on-going development strategy, the Business School is now seeking a number of new appointments to further enhance our delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, research and community outreach activities. All applicants will be expected to be research active or aspiring to reach research excellence.

The International Business posts are particularly suitable for candidates willing to establish themselves in an academic career or develop a leading role in the field of International Business. The lectureship in Economics is intended for those who wish to embark on an academic career conducting quality research and lecturing on postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in the area of Managerial Economics, Microeconomics, Econometrics or other areas of Economics.

The positions offer opportunities for research and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and enables ambitious candidates to play an important role in the shaping of the future development of International Business and Economics in the University of Greenwich Business School. The School provides conditions conducive for active research and the successful candidate may apply for teaching relaxation for research.

The Department of International Business and Economics runs successful postgraduate programmes in International Business, International Business in China, and Business and Financial Economics and is about to launch a new internationally-focused Masters in Public Administration. The department is host to vibrant research groups in Business Networks, Public Services, and Business in China. The successful candidates would be expected to develop a research agenda in one of these research or programme areas, although this would not preclude the establishment of their own line of research.

For full details:

NB. Closing date for emailed applications is Friday 18 August, 5pm GMT.

City University- London

The Economics Department at City University London is looking for someone to teach a module in International Finance for ten weeks in Period 2, 2006-07, from Monday 22 January to Friday 30 March. The module in International Finance (EC3012) is a Part 3 undergraduate elective available to students on the BSc Economics, and BSc Economics & Accountancy programmes. The vacancy arises because the normal teacher has gained research funding for one year freeing him from teaching responsibilities, and the vacancy will therefore be for a fixed term of one academic year only. The module is worth 15 credit points in the City University system, where one credit point is equivalent to a notional 10 hours' learning time (lectures + classes + private study) for a student. The lecturer will be expected to provide two 50-minute lectures per week for ten weeks and an additional one 50-minute class per week for the last seven weeks. The lectures will be on Monday mornings 09:00 - 10:50 and the class also on Mondays at 12:00 - 12:50. The lecturer will also be responsible for setting and marking coursework, a final examination, and, if necessary, a resit examination paper.

The objective of the module in International Finance is to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of the complexities of the foreign exchange markets. Students will become aware of the difficulties of exchange rate modelling and of the limitations of our current knowledge of the subject.

Students will already have a grasp of intermediate micro- and macro-economic theory.

The module will cover:

1. Stylised facts of the foreign exchange markets 2. The determination of exchange rate in the international financial market 3. Monetary policy and the exchange rate 4. Efficient market hypothesis and the exchange rate 5. Exchange rate regimes: fixed vs floating exchange rates 6. Speculative attacks and international financial crises 7. The evolution of the international monetary system

Indicative reading:
Copeland R, Exchange Rates and International Finance, Prentice Hall, 2000 Hallwood C P and R MacDonald, International Money and Finance, Blackwell, 2000 Pilbeam K, International Finance, MacMillan, 1998.

The rate of pay will be £140 per hour x 27 hours = £3,780.00 (£4,447.17 incl holiday pay).

Andy Denis
Economics Department
City University London
Telephone: 020-7732 7065


Heterodox Journals and Newsletters

Critique of Political Economy (COPE)

Critique of Political Economy (COPE) is a new pluralist, interdisciplinary journal. Submissions are warmly encouraged. The call for papers is reproduced below; full details can be found on the journal's website at


Critique of Political Economy (COPE), a new, interdisciplinary, refereed journal devoted to the critique of political economy, is a project of the International Working Group on Value Theory ( Edited by Alan Freeman (University of Greenwich, UK) and Andrew Kliman (Pace University, New York, USA), with the assistance of a working editorial board, COPE will initially appear annually and be primarily an online journal. The first volume is scheduled for publication in March 2007.

COPE seeks to challenge and break down the separation between political economy and social knowledge as a whole. Our editorial board includes scholars in the fields of education, philosophy, political science, sociology, as well as economics and accounting. We invite submissions from researchers working in these and related fields, including researchers from outside of academia. Contributions from the whole gamut of heterodox economic traditions – including (but not limited to) the Marxist, post-Keynesian, Evolutionary, Schumpeterian, and Institutionalist traditions – are welcome.

We particularly encourage contributions that interrogate the production of economic “knowledge” and contributions that help to challenge the received “Whig History” of economic thought. We also particularly encourage papers from scholars in the global South, papers dealing with the temporal single-system interpretation (TSSI) of Marx’s value theory, and other TSSI-informed theoretical and empirical research.

COPE is steadfastly committed to pluralism. We intend to challenge other journals’ exclusionary practices, and the acceptance of such practices, by demonstrating that critical pluralistic norms promote quality research and genuine development of ideas. We uphold authors’ right to appeal editorial decisions before a panel of disinterested persons, and the right of authors to reply to critiques of their work. We employ a “double-blind” review process, and COPE’s editorial board will work with authors to improve and clarify their work, not act as “gatekeepers.” Although only submissions “accepted for publication” become part of COPE, other submissions that conform to the Scholarship Guidelines of the International Working Group on Value Theory, our parent organization, will be made available on our website as “working papers.”

We encourage you to read our complete Mission Statement,available on our website,

Journal of Economic and Social Policy

This Journal is committed to encouraging and providing a forum for debate on matters of public policy with articles written in a style that will cater to a diverse readership. Articles may discuss particular social and economic issues, review conceptual problems, present empirical reports or debate policy initiatives. Discussion must be conceptually competent in one or more disciplinary fields, and must also be readable across disciplinary boundaries
Jeremy Buultjens, Southern Cross University Dennis Howard, Southern Cross University Alex Millmow, University of Ballarat Dennis O'Brien, University of Melbourne
Editorial Board
Fred Argy Australian National University John Burgess University of Newcastle Tony Endres University of Auckland G.C. Harcourt Jesus College, Cambridge J.W. Nevile University of New South Wales John Quiggin University of Queensland Rajah Rasiah University of Malaya Peter Slade University of the Sunshine Coast

Volume 10 Winter 2006 Number 2
Articles Tenth Anniversary Edition
Alex Millmow JESP - Tenth Anniversary 1
Roy Achinto and Alan Singer Reducing Corruption in International Business:
Behavioural, Managerial and Political Approaches 3
James Doughney The Ageing Workforce? Separating Fact from Hype 25
Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau Is Economic Theory Wrong about Human
Nature? 61
Flavio Romano Clinton and Blair: The Economics of the Third Way
Sue O'Keefe and
Brian Dollery Contemporary Public Policy Perspectives on Vocational
Education and Training in Australia 95
Philip Lawn and
Matthew Clarke Comparing Victoria's Genuine Progress with that of the
Rest-of-Australia 115
Reviews 139
Cumulative Index 145
For further information, contact Alex Millmow -

History of Economics Review No. 43 Winter 2006


HETSA’s Silver Jubilee: a 25 year souvenir symposium

An Austrian paradox: the Contribution of the Austrian School to the
Development of Marx’s Labour theory of Value
V. S. Afanasyev

Political Economy and the Historians: E. P. Thompson and the Moral
Depletion Hypothesis
William Dixon and David Wilson

Herbert Heaton: a Scholar ‘Exiled’ from Australia
Jack King

Pareto on the History of economic thought as an Aspect of Experimental
Michael McLure

On Prices in Myrdal’s Monetary Theory
Alexander Tobon

Cultivated Circles of the Empire: W. S. Jevons’s Antipodean Interlude (1854-1859)
Michael V. White

On the Nature of Heterodox economics: a Survey Study
Mary V. Wrenn

Controversy: Australians in Cambridge: a Comment on William Coleman’s Conversation with Murray Kemp
G. C. Harcourt

Value and Labour: Review Article
Tony Aspromourgos

A New Life of John Stuart Mill: Review Article
Mark Donoghue

Book Reviews

Published by the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia (HETSA):

European Journal of the History of Economic Thought

Volume 13 Number 2/June 2006 of European Journal of the History of Economic Thought is now available at

This issue contains:

Grain prices and mortality: A note on ‘La Michodière's Law' *

 p. 183

Jean-Michel Chevet, Cormac Ó Gráda


The fault line of axiomatization: Walras' linkage of physics with economics

 p. 195

Michael H. Turk


On Hayek's denationalization of money, free banking and inflation targeting 1

 p. 213

J. Stephen Ferris, John A. Galbraith


Hayek and the General Theory*

 p. 233

Nicolò De Vecchi


The temporary equilibrium method: Hicks against Hicks

 p. 259

Michel De Vroey


Book reviews

 p. 279



NEW Free 2006 Economics Journals Catalogue - view it here

Journal of Economic Methodology

Volume 13 Number 2/June 2006 of Journal of Economic Methodology is now available on the web site at

This issue contains:

Fragility and robustness in econometrics: Introduction to the symposium

 p. 159

Kevin D. Hoover


When are inferences too fragile to be believed?

 p. 161

John Aldrich


Revisiting the omitted variables argument: Substantive vs. statistical adequacy

 p. 179

Aris Spanos


Some varieties of robustness

 p. 219

Jim Woodward


Clap happy: Applause and the voting paradox

 p. 241

Steven Pressman


Comparing responses to critical realism

 p. 257

Siobhan Austen, Therese Jefferson


Notes on contributors

 p. 283



International Review of Applied Economics

Volume 20 Number 3/July 2006 of International Review of Applied Economics is now available  at

This issue contains:

Special Issue: Economic Growth


 p. 281

Philip Arestis


The Tyranny of the Identity: Growth Accounting Revisited

 p. 283

Jesus Felipe, John McCombie


Aggregate Production Functions and Growth Economics

 p. 301

Jonathan Temple


Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply and Economic Growth

 p. 319

Amitava Krishna Dutt


Interest, Debt and Capital Accumulation—A Kaleckian Approach

 p. 337

Eckhard Hein


Technical Efficiency and Financial Deepening in the nonOECD Economies

 p. 353

Philip Arestis, Georgios Chortareas, Evangelia Desli


Flexible Exchange Rates, Fed Behavior, and Demand Constrained Growth in the USA

 p. 375

L. Randall Wray


Convergence or Divergence? The Impacts of Globalisation on Growth and Inequality in Less Developed Countries

 p. 391

Michelle Baddeley




Feminist Economics

Volume 12 Number 3/July 2006 of Feminist Economics is now available  at

This issue contains:

Where are the women? Gender, labor, and discourse in the Noida export processing zone and Delhi

 p. 335

Urvashi Soni-Sinha


A human capital methodology for estimating the lifelong personal costs of young women leaving the sex trade

 p. 367

Linda DeRiviere


Defending the indefensible? Culture's role in the productive/unproductive dichotomy

 p. 403

David M. Brennan


Explorations the status of women economists

 p. 427

Joyce P. Jacobsen, Roberta Edgecombe Robb, Jonathan Burton, David H. Blackaby, Jane Humphries, Heather Joshi, Xiaobo Wang, Xiao-yuan Dong*


Book Reviews

 p. 475


Review of Political Economy

Volume 18 Number 3/July 2006 of Review of Political Economy is now available at

This issue contains:

Special Issue: the Political Economy of Pensions

Pensions in an ageing society: a symposium

 p. 295

Sergio Cesaratto


Demography, the cost of pensions and the move to pension funds

 p. 301

Pierre Concialdi


Private and public pension systems compared: an evaluation of the Latin American experience

 p. 317

Carmelo Mesa-Lago


Pay-As-You-Go versus funded systems. Some critical considerations

 p. 335

Eladio Febrero, María-Ángeles Cadarso


From work to retirement: a tale of bumpy routes

 p. 359

Bruno Contini, Roberto Leombruni


The ‘principle of scarcity’, pension policy and growth

 p. 379

Massimo Pivetti


Social security in an aging society

 p. 391

L. Randall Wray


Viability of Pay-As-You-Go pension systems: a demand side perspective

 p. 413

Aldo Barba


Caught between virtue and ideological necessity. A century of pension policies in the UK

 p. 427

Alan Walker, Liam Foster


Economic Sociology

The European electronic newsletter
Current Issue:
Vol. 7, No. 3 - July 2006

This issue of the economic sociology newsletter will be a special issue about globalization. In the opening essay, Fran Tonkiss argues that the conceptual apparatus of economic sociology may be ready for the task; nonetheless the discipline has failed to engage directly with issues of globalization. Valentina Mazzucato shows what such an engagement may look like by studying the linkages between the livelihood of Ghanese migrants in the Netherlands and the ones they left behind in their home country. Donald Light argues that economic sociology should focus on the many unintended or side effects of globalization. The global market for patented drugs, where a limited number of multinational corporations make large profits at the expense of people in need of cheap treatment, is a case in point.

Also in this issue, Francesco Guala responds to the warning of Edward Nik-Khah in the previous issue of the newsletter that “the enthusiasm for the doctrine of performativity is fostering a situation where science studies will come to increasingly resemble neoclassical economics, if not serve as its cheerleader.” Daniel Beunza writes about the art exhibition which he co-curated: Derivatives, new art financial visions, which will be on view this summer in Madrid. The exhibition shows the work of contemporary artists who are joining academics in their intellectual exploration of the world of finance. Finally, Jens Beckert, director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, answers ten questions about economic sociology.



El Comité Editorial de Argumentos. Estudios críticos de la sociedad, publicación cuatrimestral de la División de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Xochimilco (México), convoca a los(las) investigadores(as) de las ciencias sociales y las humanidades a enviar propuestas de artículos para ser publicados en el número 52 (otoño-invierno 2006). Los artículos deberán inscribirse en cualquiera de las líneas temáticas de esta convocatoria, sujetarse a lo establecido en el documento “Requisitos para la presentación de los textos”, el cual puede consultarse en y enviarse a la Dirección de Publicaciones de la División de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Xochimilco (México) a más tardar el 28 de agosto de 2006.

 Tema general:

Lógicas del poder. Miradas críticas


Alimentar la reflexión y el análisis teórico del «poder» como fenómeno de la vida social a través de la recuperación y problematización de las contribuciones teórico-filosóficas realizadas desde diversas tradiciones del pensamiento crítico: Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Escuela de Frankfurt, Jürgen Habermas, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, Gilles Deleuze, Giorgio Agamben, Slavoj Žižek, Judith Butler, etcétera.

Líneas temáticas: 

  • El sujeto y el poder
  • Poder, legitimidad y violencia
  • Poder y resistencias
  • El poder, sus representaciones y transfiguraciones
  • ¿Más allá del poder?

 Además, y de acuerdo con los lineamientos editoriales de nuestra revista, se recibirán también propuestas de reseñas críticas de libros de ciencias sociales y humanidades inscritos en los debates contemporáneos sobre los temas planteados.


  1. El artículo debe ser inédito ni debe haber sido ni ser presentado simultáneamente para su consideración en ninguna otra publicación.
  2. Se deberá entregar un original legible y dos copias anónimas, así como un respaldo en disquete o CD.
  3. El artículo deberá presentarse escrito  en cuartillas tamaño carta, a doble espacio, de 28 líneas y 65 golpes/línea (aproximadamente) con letra Times New Roman de 12 puntos (se sugiere utilizar un programa en español que marque acentos, signos de puntuación y ortográficos.)
  4. Todas las hojas deberán estar foliadas (numeradas.)
  5. Los títulos y subtítulos deben estar jerarquizados uniformemente a lo largo de todo el texto.
  6. Se sugiere que las ilustraciones, figuras, cuadros, diagramas, mapas y fotografías se integren como un archivo independiente: con su número, título y pie y con la indicación de la página en la cual deban integrarse. Además, deben estar en condiciones de reproducirse fotográficamente para su inserción en el formato de la revista. En el texto debe indicarse el lugar en el que entra cada ilustración o material gráfico. Se recomienda señalar por ejemplo: “Entra figura 4”, “Entra tabla 2”, etcétera.
  7. Los títulos y subtítulos deben ir sin sangría, pegados al margen izquierdo.
  8. El párrafo siguiente después de un título o subtítulo debe ir sin sangría.
  9. Los párrafos subsiguientes llevarán sangría de tres espacios.
  10. Al término de cada renglón se procurará no cortar palabras y los espacios sobrantes no se llenarán con guiones.
  11. Las siglas deberán aparecer con mayúsculas y sin puntos entre cada letra ni al final.
  12. Las referencias bibliográficas deberán contener todos los elementos de una ficha. En las notas referidas al texto se citará a los autores, empezando por el nombre y siguiendo con el / los apellidos.
  13. En la bibliografía se comenzará con el o los apellidos y luego el nombre.
  14. Cada artículo debe estar precedido de una hoja con los siguientes contenidos: título del trabajo, nombre de (los) autor (es) con una concisa referencia curricular, así como dirección personal e institucional, dirección electrónica y teléfono de al menos uno de los autores (as).
  15. En el caso de las reseñas y las notas bibliográficas, la ficha del libro referido deberá contener al menos: nombre del libro, editorial, lugar, año y número de páginas.
  16. Todo artículo deberá incluir un resumen en español, inglés y francés no menor a cinco renglones ni mayor a quince.


The Talking Economics Bulletin

The Talking Economics Bulletin consists of news and views on associative economics, including short extracts from Associative Economics Monthly (which is available electronically for £1 an issue at  or in a hard copy format - tel (UK) 01227 738207).

1) Associative Economics Monthly June 06, Editorial
2) From Gold to Golden Rule - Citizenised Central Banking
3) Building the Road You Are On - Financial Literacy for Young People

For detailed information: The Talking Economics Bulletin.doc

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research- Newsletter

For detailed information: case.doc

ISEE Newsletter

The July 2006 edition of the ISEE Newsletter is now available to download. Once again, she has created a very informative publication. Please go the ISEE home page at: and follow the links, or click on the link below: 

International Journal of Green Economics

IJGE, a peer-reviewed international journal, proposes and fosters discussion on all aspects of Green Economics. It contributes to international research and practice in Green Economics with the aim of encouraging economic change and the positioning of Green Economics at the centre of the Economics disciplines. Green Economic theories and policies, tools, instruments and metrics are developed with the aim of offering practical and theoretical solutions and proposals to facilitate a change to the current economic models for the benefit of the widest number of people and the planet as a whole.

IJGE focuses particularly on resource management, on meeting peoples’ needs and the impact and effects of international trends and how to increase social justice.

Int. J. Green Economics, Vol. 1, Nos. 1/2, 2006

Scene setting articles
1 Foreword Miriam Kennet and Volker Heinemann
11 Turning economics inside out Victor Anderson
23 An overview of green economics Richard Lawson
37 The role of green economics in achieving realistic policies and programmes for sustainability Clare E. Lunn
50 Managing the narrative of sustainable development: ‘discipline’ of an ‘inefficient’ concept Delyse Springett
68 Green Economics: setting the scene. Aims, context, and philosophical underpinning of the distinctive new solutions offered by Green Economics Miriam Kennet and Volker Heinemann

Issues and methodology explored

103 Restoring the Rights of Future Generations Chit Chong
121 A theoretical investigation into the likely existence of the Environmental Kuznets Curve Philip Lawn
139 Ecofeminist political economy Mary Mellor
151 Street wise provocations: the ‘Global Justice’ Movement’s take on sustainable development Peter Doran

Some specific examples

169 The greening of South Africa is basic to its healing Ursula A. Barnett
174 Policy implications toward Green Economics in pollution prevention: theory and problems in Japan Hirofumi Aizawa

Research suggestions

201 Green economics: an introduction and research agenda Derek Wall

Book reviews

215 After the Ice, a global human history 20 000–5000 BCE Miriam Kennet
218 Development as freedom Derek Wall
220 We are Everywhere: The Irresistible Rise of Global Anti-capitalism Lucy Ford
222 Stakeholders: theory and practice Miriam Kennet

Notes for intending authors
For more information see:


Heterodox Books and Book Series

New Departures in Marxian Theory

Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff
Major changes have shaken Marxism over recent decades. This collection of essays documents what has become the most original formulation of Marxist theory as it repositions itself for the twenty-first century. The authors’ new non-determinist and class-focused Marxist theory is both responsive to and critical of the other movements transforming modern social thought from postmodernism to feminism to radical democracy and the "new social movements." In facing and trying to resolve contradictions and lapses within Marxism, Resnick and Wolff have confronted the basic incompatibilities among the dominant modern versions of Marxian theory, and the fact that Marxism seemed cut off from the criticisms of determinist modes of thought offered by poststructuralism and post-modernism as well as by some of Marxism’s greatest theorists.

A critique of classical Marxism’s economic and methodological determinisms paves the way for a systematic alternative, "overdetermination," that is developed far beyond the fragmentary gestures of Lukacs, Gramsci, and Althusser. Successive essays begin by returning to Marx’s original definition of class in terms of the surplus. This class analysis is developed and applied to produce new understandings of modern capitalism’s contradictions, communism, households, gender differences, income distribution, markets, and monopoly. Further chapters specify how this "overdeterminist class theory" differentiates itself in new ways from the alternative neoclassical and Keynesian traditions in economics. This collection of topically focused essays enables readers to understand and make use of a major new paradigm in Marxist thinking and showcases the exciting analytical breakthroughs now punctuating a Marxism in transition.

1. Introduction: Marxism Without Determinism
2. Marxian Philosophy and Epistemology
3. Class Analysis
4. Marxian Economic Theory
5. Criticisms and Comparisons of Economic Theories
6. History

June 2006;9-1/5 X 6-1/10; 432pp
Hardcover: 0-415-77025-4; US $157.00 $125.60
Paperback: 0-415-77026-2; US $52.00 $41.60

Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff are Professors of Economics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. They are the joint authors of Class Theory and History, also published by Routledge.

The Wealth of Ideas

The Wealth of Ideas traces the history of economic thought, from its prehistory (the Bible, Classical antiquity) to the present day. In this eloquently written, scientifically rigorous and well documented book, chapters on William Petty, Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, William Stanley Jevons, Carl Menger, Léon Walras, Alfred Marshall, John Maynard Keynes, Joseph Schumpeter and Piero Sraffa alternate with chapters on other important figures and on debates of the period. Economic thought is seen as developing between two opposite poles: a subjective one, based on the ideas of scarcity and utility, and an objective one based on the notions of physical costs and surplus. Professor Roncaglia focuses on the different views of the economy and society and on their evolution over time and critically evaluates the foundations of the scarcity-utility approach in comparison with the Classical/Keynesian approach.
2006 228 x 152 mm 604pp
Paperback c. £ 18.40
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Preface; 1. The history of economic thought and its role; 2. The prehistory of
political economy; 3. William Petty and the origins of political economy; 4.
From body politic to economic tables; 5. Adam Smith; 6. Economic science
at the time of the French revolution; 7. David Ricardo; 8. The ‘Ricardians’
and the decline of Ricardianism; 9. Karl Marx; 10. The marginalist revolution:
the subjective theory of value; 11. The Austrian school and its
neighbourhood; 12. General economic equilibrium; 13. Alfred Marshall; 14.
John Maynard Keynes; 15. Joseph Schumpeter; 16. Piero Sraffa; 17. The
age of fragmentation; 18. Where are we going? Some (very tentative)
considerations; References; Index.
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All Together Now- Common Sense for a Fair Economy

$12.00, 120 pages
ISBN: 1-57675-387-5

All Together Now: Common Sense for a Fair Economy — by Jared Bernstein, senior economist of the Economic Policy Institute — explores how modern-day “you're on your own" approach, or YO-YO Economics, has trumped a sense of collaboration and joint responsibility (a WITT – "we’re in this together"— strategy) and thus, distorted America's current political and economic debate. The book shows how runaway self-reliance not only has unbalanced the economic and political discourse, but also, and more importantly, has hamstrung efforts to develop effective solutions to shared social and economic problems.
A Chorus of Praise…
Jared Bernstein is to most economic writers what Red Bull is to decaf latte. In All Together Now he makes such a rousing case for mutual responsibility and shared risk that you'll leap out of your chair and into action. Everyone in the sub-billionaire class needs to read this book and send a gift copy to his or her elected officials.
--Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch

This vitally important and readable book couldn't have arrived at a better time. With common sense and common decency, Bernstein shows where we've gone off course and how to find our way back.
--Robert B. Reich, Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley, and former U.S. Secretary of Labor

Jared Bernstein is a passionate economist who provides hard data to describe the world as it is, and ideas to make the world more just. All Together Now should be read and debated by all who know that the status quo is failing us and seek a daring and bracing examination of the reasons for our discontent.
--E. J. Dionne, syndicated columnist, author of Why Americans Hate Politics and Stand Up Fight Back, and Professor at Georgetown University

Jared Bernstein provides a smart look at the American economy, one deeply rooted in American values. All Together Now explains the importance of having an economy that puts people first and ensures a fair shake for all.
—Senator John Edwards

Human Development in the Era of Globalization Essays in Honor of Keith B. Griffin


Published by Edward Elgar
Honoring Keith Griffin¹s more than 40 years of fundamental contributions to the discipline of economics, the papers in this volume reflect his deep commitment to advancing the well-being of the world¹s poor majority and his unflinching willingness to question conventional wisdom as to how this should be done.

Four overarching themes recur in Keith Griffin¹s work and this book: the need to both eradicate poverty and redress inequalities in the distribution of wealth within and among nations; the impact of growth on inequality, and conversely inequality¹s impact on growth; the political economy of policy-making; and the need for openness to heterogeneity in both analytic tools and in policy recommendations. The volume begins with an introduction by the editors followed by a paper by Keith Griffin. In succeeding chapters the contributors explore strategies for reducing poverty and inequality, and provide perspectives on issues such as human development, the rural/urban divide in China, and biodiversity and sustainability.

Students, researchers, policymakers and NGO analysts exploring issues in development economics, development studies, alternative economic systems, globalization, environmental sustainability, inequality and well-being will find this book of great interest.

Contents: Introduction A Witness of Two Revolutions by Keith B. Griffin Part I: Perspectives on Chinese Development Part II: Agriculture and Rural Poverty Part III: Dimensions of Human Development Part IV: Globalization and Inequality Part V: Strategies for Reducing Poverty and Inequality Index
Contributors: A. Berry, J.K. Boyce, M.D. Brenner, A. Chakrabarti, S. Cullenberg, D. Elson, M. wa Gîthînji, K.B. Griffin, S.M. Helfand, A.R. Khan, J. Knight, E.S. Levine, V.D. Lippit, T. McKinley, P.K. Pattanaik, C. Perrings, R. Pollin, C. Riskin, B. Sen, L. Shi, R. Sobhan, L. Song, B. Sutcliffe

416 pp
1 84542 593 6
978 1 84542 593 7

Monetary Integration and Dollarization No Panacea


This book brings together an impressive and diverse group of authors to discuss its central theme: whether or not the dollarized international monetary system is sustainable in the context of the global economy it helped create. In addition to its uniquely well-rounded and comprehensive coverage of the issues, this lively and highly readable volume provides an accurate assessment of the lack of consensus in the current debate. A ³must read² for anyone interested in currency crises and the increasing vulnerability of the dollar.¹ ­ Jane D¹Arista, Director of Progams, Financial Markets Center, US

This book deals with the economic consequences of monetary integration, which has long been dominated by the Optimal Currency Area (OCA) paradigm. In this model, money is perceived as having developed from a private sector cost minimization process to facilitate transactions. Not surprisingly, the book argues, the main advantage of monetary integration in the OCA context is the reduction of transaction costs, yet the validity of OCA to analyze processes of monetary integration seems to be limited at best.

The contributors in this volume try to go beyond the OCA model and understand the political economy of monetary integration by comparing the European Monetary Union with the dollarization (formal and informal) process in Latin America. The contributors, many of whom are leading lights, reflect the disagreements and the changing views on the proper monetary arrangements in a globalized world and suggest that monetary integration and dollarization are not the solution for the great majority of countries around the world.

Monetary Integration and Dollarization brings together mainstream and heterodox views of monetary integration and uses the European and North American experiences as a guide for the discussion of dollarization in developing countries. It will appeal to scholars, researchers and policy makers in the fields of financial and international economics.

Contents: Foreword by Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira Monetary Arrangements in a Globalizing World: An Introduction by Matías Vernengo Part I: European Monetary Union Part II: Dollarization in North America? Part III: Emerging Markets and the Financial Architecture Part IV: Final Reflections
Contributors: P. Arestis, R.G. Bodkin, L.C. Bresser-Pereira, A.F. Câmara Neto, P. Davidson, B. Eichengreen, S. Griffith-Jones, W.C. Gruben, K.P. Jameson, J. Koo, C. Medeiros, A. Parguez, J.-F. Ponsot, S. Pozo, M. Sawyer, M. Seccareccia, F. Serrano, R. Studart, M. Vernengo

320 pp
1 84376 896 8
978 1 84376 896 8

Innovation, Evolution and Economic Change New Ideas in the Tradition of Galbraith


John Kenneth Galbraith is an eminent economist and proponent of change. The contributors to the book further his analysis on the evolution of capitalism; taking into account changes to the general economic climate since the publication of J.K. Galbraith¹s main thesis, they outline new ideas which form fertile ground for new research.

The book begins with a penetrating analysis of the main features of today¹s capitalism and in particular the conflict between shareholders and managers. It moves on to focus on the consequences of globalization in the decision-making processes of large corporations and represents an important step in the development of a theory of fraud and corruption within corporations. In the final part, the authors address and explore the consequences of the domination of influential groups over major social and political decisions, on the blurred boundaries between the public and the private sectors and its consequences in the fields of the technological regulation and the evolution of public services. In so doing, the authors question the meaning and power of democracy in today¹s society.

Innovation, Evolution and Economic Change will appeal to a wide readership and audience of economists, policy makers and political organization.

Contents: Foreword by John Kenneth Galbraith Introduction Part I: Changing Capitalism: Shareholders versus Managers Part II: Globalized Technostructures: Towards a Theory of the Corrupt Corporation Part III: Charting the Future: Innovation, State Power and the Market System Index

Contributors: S. Boutillier, L.C. Bresser-Pereira, G. Caire, D. Carré, J. Courvisanos, M. Dietrich, A. Kartchevsky, B. Laperche, G. Lefebvre, G. Liodakis, B. Madeuf, M. Maillefert, L. Mampaey, C. Millelli, J. Molas-Gallart, V. Pelaez, P. Petit, M. Pouchol, C. Serfati, A. Sharma, P. Tang, D. Uzunidis

352 pp
1 84542 715 7
978 1 84542 715 3


Heterodox Associations, Institutes, and Departments

Roosevelt University

The Department offers a Master of Arts in Economics. The Master of Arts program in Economics provides a broad curriculum that encompasses both traditional and nontraditional schools of thought. This is a distinct program that goes beyond the orthodox theory that dominates most graduate programs in the US In addition to neoclassical theory, students are taught Institutionalist, Post Keynesian, Marxian and Feminist economics. Our faculty is engaged in research on globalization, trade, economic development, labor, entrpreneurship, urban and regional economics, feminist economics, contemporary US economic policy, and the history of economic thought. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available. The Graduate School offers merit-based scholarships and the department has a limited number of graduate assistantships.

For more information: 

Contact Professor June Lapidus, Chair, Department of Economics
Economics at Roosevelt University prepares students to analyze economic phenomena in fresh and innovative ways. Students receive a broad-based view of contemporary economics, with special emphasis on non-traditional approaches to theory and policy. Our faculty is engaged in research on globalization, trade, economic development, labor, entrpreneurship, urban and regional economics, feminist economics, contemporary US economic policy, and the history of economic thought. The University is located in the heart of downtown Chicago and has state-of-the-art dorm facilities in the rapidly growing south Loop. Many courses are also offered in the evening to allow working adults to complete the program. Both need-based and merit-based financial aid is available. Additionally, interested students may apply to the honors program by contacting Prof. Sam Rosenberg at

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Heterodox Web Sites


The United States Society for Ecological Economics website has had an overhaul. I hope you will visit it.  


Queries from Heterodox Economists

Nick Gomersall

Many heterodox economists will know Hugh Stretton's "Economics: A New Introduction". With Hugh's support and that of his publisher, I have rewritten the text with two aims in mind: to preserve the intent and underlying purpose of the book, but to make it more suitable for the introductory undergraduate course.

A complete draft is now available, perhaps one third to one half the length of the original. I'd very much appreciate any offers to look it over, so that I can find out whether I have achieved these goals.

Please contact me (Nick Gomersall) at <>, and I'll send you a zip file (about 2.3MB). It's not necessary, of course, to comment on the whole MS - reviewing a few chapters would be a welcome start - though I do hope some readers will give me their judgment of the book's overall shape. Many thanks, then, for any kind of help that you can provide, in the interests of widening the options available to heterodox instructors of undergraduate courses.

Nick Gomersall, PhD
Associate Professor of Economics, Luther College
700 College Drive / Decorah IA 52101 / USA
tel: +1 563 387 1133 / fax: +1 563 387 1088


For Your Information

Murray Bookchin, visionary social theorist, dies at 85

Murray Bookchin, the visionary social theorist and activist, died during the early morning of Sunday, July 30th in his home in Burlington, Vermont. During a prolific career of writing, teaching and political activism that spanned half a century, Bookchin forged a new anti-authoritarian outlook rooted in ecology, dialectical philosophy and left libertarianism.

During the 1950s and ‘60s, Bookchin built upon the legacies of utopian social philosophy and critical theory, challenging the primacy of Marxism on the left and linking contemporary ecological and urban crises to problems of capital and social hierarchy in general.
Beginning in the mid-sixties, he pioneered a new political and philosophical synthesis—termed social ecology—that sought to reclaim local political power, by means of direct popular democracy, against the consolidation and increasing centralization of the nation state.

From the 1960s to the present, the utopian dimension of Bookchin’s social ecology inspired several generations of social and ecological activists, from the pioneering urban ecology movements of the sixties, to the 1970s’ back-to-the-land, antinuclear, and sustainable technology movements, the beginnings of Green politics and organic agriculture in the early 1980s, and the anti-authoritarian global justice movement that came of age in 1999 in the streets of Seattle. His influence was often cited by prominent political and social activists throughout the US, Europe, South America, Turkey, Japan, and beyond.

Even as numerous social movements drew on his ideas, however, Bookchin remained a relentless critic of the currents in those movements that he found deeply disturbing, including the New Left’s drift toward Marxism-Leninism in the late 1960s, tendencies toward mysticism and misanthropy in the radical environmental movement, and the growing focus on individualism and personal lifestyles among 1990s anarchists.
In the late 1990s, Bookchin broke with anarchism, the political tradition he had been most identified with for over 30 years and articulated a new political vision that he called communalism.

Bookchin was raised in a leftist family in the Bronx during the 1920s and ‘30s. He enjoyed retelling the story of his expulsion from the Young Communist League at age 18 for openly criticizing Stalin, his brief flirtation with Trotskyism as a labor organizer in the foundries of New Jersey, and his introduction to anarchism by veterans of the immigrant labor movement during the 1950s. In 1974, he co-founded the Institute for Social Ecology, along with Dan Chodorkoff, then a graduate student at Vermont’s Goddard College. For 30 years, the Institute for Social Ecology has brought thousands of students to Vermont for intensive educational programs focusing on the theory and praxis of social ecology. A self-educated scholar and public intellectual, Bookchin served as a full professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey despite his own lack of conventional academic credentials.He published more than 20 books and many hundreds of articles during his lifetime, many of which were translated into Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Turkish and other languages.

During the 1960s - ‘80s, Bookchin emphasized his fundamental theoretical break with Marxism, arguing that Marx’s central focus on economics and class obscured the more profound role of social hierarchy in the shaping of human history. His anthropological studies affirmed the role of domination by age, gender and other manifestations of social power as the antecedents of modern-day economic exploitation. In The Ecology of Freedom(1982), he examined the parallel legacies of domination and freedom in human societies, from prehistoric times to the present, and he later published a four-volume work,The Third Revolution, exploring anti-authoritarian currents throughout the Western revolutionary tradition.

At the same time, he criticized the lack of philosophical rigor that has often plagued the anarchist tradition, and drew theoretical sustenance from dialectical philosophy—particularly the works of Aristotle and Hegel; the Frankfurt School—of which he became increasingly critical in later years—and even the works of Marx and Lenin. During the past year, even while terminally ill in Burlington, Bookchin was working toward a re-evaluation of what he perceived as the historic failure of the 20th century left. He argued that Marxist crisis theory failed to recognize the inherent flexibility and malleability of capitalism, and that Marx never saw capitalism in its true contemporary sense. Until his death, Bookchin asserted that only the ecological problems created by modern capitalism were of sufficient magnitude to portend the system’s demise.

Murray Bookchin was diagnosed several months ago with a fatal heart condition. He will be remembered by his devoted family members—including his long-time companion Janet Biehl, his former wife Bea Bookchin, his son, daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter—as well as his friends, colleagues and frequent correspondents throughout the world. There will be a public memorial service in Burlington, Vermont on Sunday, August 13th. For more information, contact info(at)

Brian Tokar
Institute for Social Ecology
P.O. Box 48
Plainfield, VT 05667

Political Songs

For a change of pace from heterodox economics, how about political songs. If you happen to like this kind of music, I suggest that you go to the Centre for Political Song:  The Center is located at Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow, Scotland.

Assessment Exercise

Articles Regarding the Assessment Exercise in the UK which appeared in The Times Education Supplement -

“Group to Look at Metrics for Arts,” July 7, 2006, p. 5.
“MPs told that v-cs did not sway Brown over RAE,” July 14, 2006, p. 5.
“ESRC will Contribute Research on Initiative,” July 21, 2006, p. 4.
“Metrics Hit Stone Wall,” July 21, 2006, p. 4.
“Arts Academics Slate Metrics,” July 28, 2006, p. 4.