Heterodox Economics Newsletter

Issue 319 November 13, 2023 web pdf Heterodox Economics Directory

In my last editorial, I posted a lengthy note on the importance of shared infrastructures for community-buildung, thereby also emphasizing the need to advance "joint visions of teaching political economy". Building on this intuition, I wanted to use the opportunity to point to the recently published "Teaching Heterodox Economics Magazine", that is available freely on the web and tries to contribute to such joint visions by providing commentaries, instructions and reports on the teaching of diverse aspects of heterodox economics. Other potentially great resources for teaching and learning heterodox economics, that made their way into this issue of the Newsletter include the Ben Fine's collected articles on economic imperialism (in two books ;-), the latest call for the very successful (and now slightly relabeled) EPOG master program or this very fine article on how heterodox economics and economic geography have much potential for cross-fertilization. Most probably, there are even more gems hidden, so be sure to look closely ;-)

In a very similar spirit our hands at the Newsletter team are currently somewhat tied with the (slightly urgent ;-) task of rebuilding the Heterodox Economics Directory. While we have made some progress in the past weeks, finalising the revision is still a long way ahead. Nonetheless, in the meantime we are happy to receive any input you might have with regard to the future edition of the Directory – any suggestions on requested updates, new inclusion of entries or conceptual question are highly appreciated. In case, simply send us an email.

Many thanks and all the best,


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Call for Papers

16th HIRESCO Conference (Deadline extension)

On behalf of the HIRESCO organizing committee:

We decided to postpone the submission deadline until November 15, 2023.

3-4 May 2024 | Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US

Since 2007, the History of Recent Economics Conference (HISRECO) has brought together researchers from various backgrounds to study the history of economics in the postwar period. The increasing availability of archival materials, along with the development of new perspectives inherited from the larger history and sociology of knowledge, has helped to provide insightful histories of the development of recent economic practices, ideas, and techniques. In particular, this area of research offers good opportunities to young scholars who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the history of economics.

We invite researchers in the history of postwar economics and related fields to submit a paper proposal of no more than 800 words. Proposals should be sent electronically (as a pdf file) to Andrej Svorenčík (asvo@sas.upenn.edu) by November 15, 2023. Successful applicants will be informed by December 15, 2023. Drafts of the presented papers are due by April 15, 2024.

We aim to provide financial support to selected participants, but as yet cannot make any firm commitments on this. Preference will be given to young scholars. Scholars who are interested in such funding should include in their proposal a CV of no more than two pages, including current affiliation and year of thesis defense (if applicable) and a list of publications.

Deadline for application: 15 November 2023

ASE at the 2024 Conference of the Eastern Economics Association (Feb-March, 2024)

Feb 29- March 3, 2024, Sheraton Boston Hotel

The Association for Social Economics invites papers for an in-person session at the 2024 Eastern Economic Association (EEA) Conference in Boston, MA. We welcome individual papers on any aspects of social economics as well as proposals for complete sessions centered around a common theme, pedagogical discussions, or panel discussions.

For individual paper submissions, please submit the title, JEL code, and an abstract (250 words) along with your contact information to Pete Vechsuruck. For complete sessions, please submit that information for all papers and authors. Some ASE funding may be available to support graduate student travel for those presenting. Please indicate whether you are a graduate student, and if so, if you’re requesting funding consideration.

Please see the EEA conference website for further information about their 2024 conference.

Submission Deadline: 13 November, 2023

Call for Papers: SASE conference (June 2024)

27-29 June 2024 | University of Limerick

Submissions are open for the upcoming SASE conference. Our 21 research networks and this year's 13 mini-conferences, as well as the 2024 Early Career Workshop, all eagerly await your submissions. Please see below for more information.

SASE uses Oxford Abstracts for submissions – if you already have an Oxford Abstracts account, you can use that for your SASE submission; otherwise, you can easily create one. Detailed submissions guidelines, including abstract word limits, David Marsden prize requirements, and guidelines for the early career workshop application, are here. SASE accepts 2 types of submissions: abstracts and panels. Click here for Abstract submissions


There are three possible types of panels you can submit – a pre-formed panel with multiple paper presentations, a roundtable discussion panel, or a Book Salon (see here for some examples; these panels include a book author and 2-4 discussants). See below for links to submit these three types of panels: Click here to submit a roundtable discussion panel. Click here to submit a Book Salon. Click here to submit a pre-formed panel with multiple paper presentations. This is actually a pdf form that you will submit via email.

SASE uses Oxford Abstracts for submissions – if you already have an Oxford Abstracts account, you can use that for your SASE submission; otherwise, you can easily create one.

Detailed submissions guidelines, including abstract word limits, David Marsden prize requirements, and guidelines for the early career workshop application, are here.

There are some very exciting featured speakers for the 2024 conference: Tressie McMillan Cottom, Paul Pierson, Corina Rodriguez Enriquez, and Isabella Weber will give featured lectures during the conference, and we also have an fascinating series of featured book salons in the works.

We're currently accepting nominations for the 2024 Alice Amsden Award - books with a first edition date of 2022 or 2023 are eligible.

Submission Deadline: 19 January 2024

Journal of Post Keynesian Economics: Special Issue in memory of Luigi Pasinetti (June 2024)

The editors of the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics would be pleased to receive submissions for evaluation for publication in a special issue in memory of Luigi L. Pasinetti, a long-time member of the JPKE Honorary Board of Editors and one of our age’s leading theoretical and most original economists.

The Editors seek to receive contributions focused on review and development of Pasinetti’s work related directly or indirectly to the institutions of money and finance; in particular extensions and applications of his method to present-day economic problems are sought in the following areas: Ricardian economics and the analysis of rent, profits, and finance; structural economic dynamics and possible financial extensions; natural and real interest rates; monetary policy; public finance, public debt stability, and sustainable public deficits; critique of mainstream finance and the Modigliani-Miller theorem; regional and international trade as well as other relevant themes in money and finance.

Potential contributors are asked to indicate that the submission is a candidate for a special issue by selecting “LLP Money and Finance” from the drop down on the JPKE online submission page.

Submission Deadline: 30 June 2024.

Ninth Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science (May-June, 2024)

31 May - 1 June 2024 | University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

This two-day conference of the Society for the History of Recent Social Science (HISRESS, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, will bring together researchers working on the history of post-World War II social science. It will provide a forum for the latest research on the cross-disciplinary history of the post-war social sciences, including but not limited to anthropology, economics, psychology, political science, and sociology as well as related fields like area studies, communication studies, design, history, international relations, law, linguistics, and urban studies. The conference aims to build upon the recent emergence of work and conversation on cross-disciplinary themes in the postwar history of the social sciences.

Submissions are welcome in such areas including, but not restricted to:

The two-day conference will be organized as a series of one-hour, single-paper sessions attended by all participants. Ample time will be set aside for intellectual exchange between presenters and attendees, as all participants are expected to read pre-circulated papers in advance.

Proposals should contain no more than 1000 words, indicating the originality of the paper. Final notification will be given in early March 2024 after proposals have been reviewed. Completed papers will be expected by May 1, 2024.

The organizing committee consists of Jamie Cohen-Cole (George Washington University), Bregje van Eekelen (TU Delft & Erasmus University Rotterdam), Philippe Fontaine (École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay), Leah Gordon (Brandeis University), and Jeff Pooley (Muhlenberg College).

All proposals and requests for information should be sent to submissions@hisress.org. Please find further information on the website.

Submission Deadline: 2 February 2024

WEA Online Conference: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy 80 years later: the relevance of the issues raised by Schumpeter (February, 2024)

Starting from Schumpeter’s book, the conference would promote an open debate on how these concepts of Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy characterise our economies and their possible evolution.

The current state of capitalism, socialism, and democracy presents an opportunity to reexamine the insightful ideas put forth by Schumpeter. Starting from Schumpeter’s book, the conference would promote an open debate on how the concepts of Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy characterise our economies and their possible evolution. Drawing on the controversies around Schumpeter’s great vision, our aim is to call for a reflection in connection with the economic, political and social complex and uncertain futures after the 2008 financial crisis, COVID-19 pandemic and Ukraine war.

In 1942, Joseph Schumpeter published Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy, a book that may still be read now. It was composed during the Great Depression, fascism and nazism’s early achievements in 1940 and 1941, and in a context of an uncertain future. Schumpeter’s book was easily forgotten or, at the best, considered as an interesting but unrealistic hypothesis. To this situation, some unclear aspects of his analysis may also have played a role. In particular, it is rather unclear why the rise of the modern corporation should lead automatically to socialism and not, as actually took place, to some form of mixed economy. Relatedly, in his analysis of socialism and democracy the adoption of a top-down approach ― in the sense that he considered socialism mainly in its centralised version and democracy mainly as a competition for leadership ― does not allow a fuller appraisal of the role that other forms of socialism and democracy can play in realising the objective of human development and social justice.

However, despite these limitations, we think that the enduring relevance of Schumpeter’s analysis lies in grasping the evolution of modern economic systems, from the individual capitalism to the managed/concerted economies of our time. These economies are characterised by the rise not only of big corporations but also by a growing importance of public action in trying to manage the contradictions of the system. In this respect, fifty years after Schumpeter’s study, in shedding light on major elements of our economies and societies, it shows fascinating similarities with numerous contributions that, from diverse but complementary viewpoints, assess the mixed economies of our day. In order to cast a better light on the complex reality of our uncertain times, and in the tradition of a pluralist approach to Economics, we invite contributions that develop relevant issues addressed by Schumpeter’s “Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy”, also by considering other related insights from different theories and schools of thought.

Suggested Topics

The aspects that might be covered include, but are not limited to, the following interrelated fields:

In short, drawing on the controversies around Schumpeter’s great vision, our aim is to call for a reflection in connection with the economic, political and social complex and uncertain futures after the 2008 financial crisis, COVID-19 pandemic and Ukraine war.

Guidelines and Deadlines

  1. Extended abstracts consisting of up to 1,500 words and including references to be submitted between 15th October and 15th December 2023 to weaconferenceonline@gmail.com
  2. Communication concerning approved abstracts until 15th January 2024
  3. The WEA Online Forum will take place between 1st February and 28th February 2024.
  4. A Google Meet symposium with the authors will take place at the start of the conference.

For complete, general guidelines about WEA Online Conferences, please see https://www.worldeconomicsassociation.org/conferences/g

Call for Participants

6th Workshop on New Developmentalism (December 2023, Sao Paulo)

1-2 December 2023 | Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Center for Studies on New Developmentalism of the Sao Paulo School of Business Administration at Getulio Vargas Foundation is pleased to invite interested candidates to participate in the 6th Workshop on New Developmentalism: Growth and Development Dynamics in the Global South: Interpretations and New Perspectives, which will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, on December 1 and 2, 2023.

The program will include, on the first day, a mini-course on new developmentalism in which the latest developments of the ND theory will be presented.

We are very pleased to announce that Fiona Tregenna, from the University of Johannesburg, one of the main specialists in development strategies for countries in the Global South, will be the keynote speaker on the first day and will give a masterclass on the second day of the workshop.

Researchers and students are invited to attend the workshop and submit a paper for a panel, or only attend the workshop (lectures and panel discussions). All applicants shall send a short (one-page) curriculum vitae, containing at least the academic degree, the corresponding institution, research interests, and most relevant publications (not mandatory) by email to cnd@fgv.br.

Select participants (young scholars) may be eligible for partial funding stipends from YSI-INET. Please inform us in the e-mail of submission if you are also applying for partial funding stipends.

For more information, please visit the workshop page here.

9th International FMM Summer School "Keynesian Macroeconomics and European Economic Policies" (July-August, 2024, Berlin)

29 July – 03 August 2024, Berlin (Germany)

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

The summer school language is English. Participants will be provided with an accommodation and meals during the summer school. There is no participation fee for the Summer School. Travel costs cannot be covered but a selected number of students may receive a partial travel stipend from INET's Young Scholar Initiative (YSI) based on their application and travel requirements.

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

Please find further information here.

Application Deadline: 29 February 2024

AHE Postgraduate Workshop on Advanced Research Methods (West Yorkshire, January 2024)

16-18 January 2024 | West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Applications are open for places at the annual Association for Heterodox Economics postgraduate workshop on advanced research methods in economics. The workshop will be conducted in English. The workshop is open to anyone* studying a Ph.D. on any economic topic, from anywhere in the world. We strongly encourage applications from women and ethnically-minoritized groups.

The workshop is free to attend plus we can offer limited travel support to those attending in-person. Learning in our interactive sessions will be supported by pre-reading and dedicated video recordings by leading scholars.

Workshop topics include:

Please do not apply if you are not currently registered on a PhD programme. *Students who have previously attended are not eligible to apply.

To allow in-person interaction but also retain a broad representation of students, the workshop will be held for the first time in a hybrid format, with some participants in-person and some online. It will be held over three short days, running from 1030-1530 UTC. Please bear in mind these timings: if you cannot realistically attend the whole workshop, please do not apply as you may be reducing the opportunities for others who can.

To apply, please complete the form here. Please complete all sections of the form as fully as you can. Applications will be evaluated in terms of the strength of the case you make for wanting to attend the workshop, and your need to attend (and its potential benefit).

The final deadline for applications is 30 November, 2023. If your application is successful, you will be informed within 10 working days of that date. Please direct any queries to Dr. Andrew Mearman, University of Leeds: a.j.mearman@leeds.ac.uk.

Application deadline: 30 November 2023

GLOBE Winter School in International Relations

15 January – 19 January 2024 | Leysin, Switzerland

Located in a historical resort of the Swiss Alps, the GLOBE Winter School in International Relations provides a unique environment for PhD students and early post-doc researchers intending to immerse themselves within the discipline of International Relations. The GLOBE Winter School builds up from the idea to create innovative young scholar network workshops with colleagues from Groningen, Lausanne, Oslo, Brussels and Erfurt (GLOBE). It focuses on recent epistemological advances in non-positivist scholarship and delivers expertise through tailor-made roundtables, PhD and young scholar presentations, walk & talk sessions and collective readings.

This year the overall theme is “Facing failure in international relations”, but papers presented by participants do not need to directly engage with the theme. Failure has gained traction in recent years as a concept to appraise anything considered to have gone wrong. It also embraces outcomes of research practices that falls short of expectations, let alone feeding debates on the state the discipline of international relations sometimes self-described as having failed to pursue a grand theoretical vision of the globe in which human and non-human live together. The winter school provides a space to discuss various domains of failure, such as policy, security, regulatory, market and development failures. It also gives time for engaging in a critique of failure/success binaries and questioning how, when, and why something may be described as a failure, by whom, and with what consequences. In short, the winter school will be considered as a success if its participants push the concept of failure in such a way as to widen our imaginaries and projection into an uncertain future.

Please look at the following webpages to find more information and apply online (detailed program, fees, description and speakers): https://unil.ch/summerschools/globe

Do not hesitate to write to the following address for any enquiry: Summerschools@unil.ch

Application deadline: November 30, 2023.

Online Workshop: Critical Political Economy of the European Polycrisis

23 February 2023 | online

Over the last decade, the European Union (EU) has faced a series of intertwined crises, including the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 and the structural adjustment programmes imposed by the EU and the IMF on several member states; the increase of flows of refugees triggered by war and famines and the humanitarian disaster caused by Fortress Europe; Brexit and the rise of Euroscepticism. In turn, new crises have emerged and further intensified the previous ones: the Covid-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the impending climate catastrophe. Some scholars have referred to this situation as “Polycrisis” (Tooze, 2022). The EU has responded with a number of policy initiatives including the European Green Deal, the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility, the REPowerEU Plan, ensuring energy security independent from Russia, and the European Critical Raw Materials Act. Critical Political Economy (CPE) is well placed to analyse the European Polycrisis and its impact on EU integration. Since the relaunch of the process of European integration in the 1980s, CPE scholars have analysed the various facets of European integration, uncovering the complexities and contradictions that shape its development, the power dynamics underlying them and their socio-economic outcomes, going beyond the limitations of mainstream European integration studies and political economy.

Many of these contributions have been collected in edited volumes, which have become key references to map the evolution of European integration over time (e.g., Bieler and Morton, 2001; Cafruny and Ryner, 2003; Overbeek, 2003; van Apeldoorn et al., 2009; Petros et al., 2012; Crespy and Menz, 2015, Jäger and Springler, 2015). These books are fundamental to understanding the trajectory of EU integration until the late 2010s. Yet, we believe that the European Polycrisis and the changes it triggered to form and content of EU integration call for a new round of contributions, which are also able to address some of the ‘blind spots’ of critical approaches to EU integration. The aim of this workshop is to foster critical discussions that go beyond conventional narratives of European integration, delving into its underlying power structures, inequalities, socio-political implications, and its relationship with the global context. The final output of the workshop will be an edited volume including the contributions presented at the workshop.

We invite submissions that engage with various aspects of the European Polycrisis from a critical political economy perspective. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

For Application please send your abstract to Andreas.Bieler@nottingham.ac.uk

Submission Deadline: 20 November 2023

Job Postings

Concordia University, Canada

Job title: Tenure track position in Sustainable and Equitable Economies

The School of Community and Public Affairs (SCPA) in the Faculty of Arts and Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sustainable and Equitable Economies at the rank of Assistant Professor. Exceptional candidates at the Associate level may also be considered.  We are seeking candidates who will connect the fields of political economy and alternative economic thinking with sustainability and diversity studies, with the goal of developing research and pedagogy that works towards the economic and ecological wellbeing of diverse communities. Interdisciplinary work combining economics, community, and society is key to SCPA's mission of connecting people and policy for a better world through innovative research and pedagogy. The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate Community, Public Affairs and Policy Studies, and graduate Community Economic Development (CED) programs. They will be expected to teach in both English and French. Duties include research, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the institution.

The full posting is here.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2023

European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Austria

Job title: Researcher in Employment and Labour Mobility

The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, a UN-affiliated intergovernmental organisation in Vienna, has a vacancy for a researcher to work on a broad range of issues in employment
and labour mobility as well as in related social policy from an international comparative perspective in the UNECE region.

Location: Vienna, Austria, Starting date: 1 st of February 2024 for a duration of one year, with the perspective of prolongation to permanent employment

What are my responsibilities?

What do I need to qualify for this job?

The workplace will be in Vienna, there is no possibility to take up this position remotely. The European Centre is an equal opportunity employer. The annual gross payment offered is at least EUR 44,000 for 37.5 hours or EUR 35,200 for 30 hours, a higher salary is possible depending on qualifications and experience. The European Centre also offers tax-free fringe benefits. For further information on this vacancy, please contact Judith Schreiber by phone (+ 43 1 319 45 05 10) or e-mail (vacancyinfo@euro.centre.org). Please send your application with CV and a letter of motivation in English to application_ww@euro.centre.org.

Application deadline: 4 December 2023

Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) , Finland

Job title:Junior researcher in social sciences, specializing in digital economy and society

The Department of Social Sciences at the LUT School of Engineering Sciences is seeking a junior researcher (doctoral student) in social sciences, specialising in digital economy and society, to strengthen its fields of study in political economy, economic sociology, and science and technology studies with critical approaches. Specifically, we are seeking a curious mind who aspires for an academic career, is passionate about continuous learning, and aims to make the world a better place through science.

LUT University launched degree programmes in social sciences and communication sciences in the autumn of 2023. With significant public funding, LUT University is building a school of social sciences with a goal of a thousand students and a hundred researchers by the 2030s. You can contribute by joining us in building this new school. LUT's research in social and communication sciences is rooted in understanding society and human activities in relation to global sustainability problems. We believe that by engaging people and communities more actively from the outset of problem-solving, we can effect change more swiftly.

What we expect

You must have a master's degree (M. Sc. or equivalent) in a relevant field (preferably sociology or political economy). Alternatively, you may possess a degree in another social science field, such as political science, anthropology, communication sciences, economics, or humanities, and have a desire to apply that knowledge to contribute to social sciences related to the digital economy and society, data economy, the digital transformation, big data and AI, automation, human–machine interaction, and digital finance. Intersections with the green transition are an advantage. You could also have another degree in computer or data science and be interested in applying it to the field of social sciences.

You must have the ability and motivation to complete the doctoral studies within their normative duration (i.e., four years). Fluency in English (both written and spoken) is required in the position. Knowledge of other languages is an advantage. You should aspire to write an article-based doctoral dissertation (in English) and publish in top-tier international academic journals in the field. Organisational skills and knowledge of research project development and grant applications are beneficial. Proficiency in research ethics is required, as are good computer skills. Practical social media and web page design skills are a merit.

A global perspective is a strong asset, and applicants with international academic experience are particularly encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate possesses extensive knowledge of scientific writing and qualitative and/or quantitative research methods, and a strong commitment to research ethics. Previous scientific publications in the field are a significant advantage.

The ideal candidate for the position

The LUT social sciences department focuses on solving problems of the future and addressing the sustainability crisis at the intersection of people and technology. To that end, we seek a candidate with a critical perspective on contemporary digital capitalism. The research interests of the ideal candidate would encompass topics related broadly to the digitalisation of society and the areas of political economy, economic sociology, and social theory. The candidate should be interested in writing a dissertation on any of the following areas or their creative combinations:

Job description

What we offer

The job is based in Lappeenranta, Finland, but part of the work can be performed remotely. The work begins with a standard six-month trial period as soon as possible, but the start date is negotiable.

The salary is based on the current collective agreement for Finnish universities. The typical gross starting salary for a junior researcher is approximately 31,900 euros per year. In addition to a competitive salary, the job offers a wide range of benefits, including a holiday bonus, generous holiday entitlement, a research incentive scheme with personal rewards for high-quality publications, flexible working hours, occupational health care, a collegial work environment, and support for your learning, training, and development.

How to apply

The application deadline is Sunday 3December 2023 at midnight, Finnish local time (UTC +2h).

Please submit your application by completing the online form and attaching the following:

  1. Introduction: background for the research, research gap, research objectives and rationale, and research questions/hypotheses
  2. Theory/literature review: the main theoretical concepts and theoretical framework for your dissertation or relevant literature streams related to your topic
  3. Methodology: unless the study is theoretical, provide details on data collection and data analysis methods along with their justification and limitations, and consider research ethics
  4. Results and contributions: discuss the relevance, novelty, and contributions to theory development and provide a detailed publication plan

If you have prior publications, teaching qualification certificates or a teaching portfolio (maximum 10 pages), please include them; they are not obligatory but are highly advantageous.

All application materials should be submitted in English.

More information

For further information, please contact Associate Professor of Social Sciences Edemilson Paraná, edemilson.parana@lut.fi, +358 50 4709081. Read more LUT as an employer and LUT Doctoral School

Application Deadline: 3 December 2023

Nottingham Trent University, UK

We are currently advertising a fully funded PhD studentship, with an international supervisory team made up of myself and Jenni Cauvain from Nottingham Trent University and Timothy Raeymaekers from the University of Bologna. Funding covers fees, a stipend, and additional funds to enable the candidate to spend time at both institutions. Further details below, please circulate to anyone who you think may be interested, and I'm happy to be contacted with any questions at email.

Ecologies of Labour: A case study

This project will explore the potential for working practices to be reimagined in ways that are ecologically sustainable, perhaps even regenerative, and which produce benefits for more-than-human societies. Despite extensive evidence that human activities have produced an ecological and environmental crisis, and the central role of labour within human-environment interactions, responses to the environmental crisis by western academia and policy-makers have so far largely been limited to consumption and, within production, to outputs, processes and materials.

Humans have practised more ecologically sound forms of labour for thousands of years, taking a multitude of forms across the world, but under the hegemony of modern Western capitalism much of this has been repressed, denigrated as ‘backward’, or simply forgotten. In other cases, innovative practices have been developed but these are largely small scale, poorly resourced, and under-valued.

Focusing on a specific form of labour chosen by the applicant, which might be traditional, indigenous and/or based on recent innovations, this project will explore its origins, the relations it produces between labourers and themselves, other members of society, and nature, and its potential to contribute to the future of work. As part of their proposal applicants are encouraged to consider the potential for embodied forms of knowledge, cultural transmission of labouring practices, and the social relations that govern access to the material resources required for this labour.

Full details and to apply in the next link.

Application Deadline: 12 January 2024

St. Lawrence University, US

Job title: Economics - Assistant Professor on Financial Economics

The Department of Economics at St. Lawrence University invites applications for one tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning August 2024. We seek candidates who teach and conduct research in finance/financial economics and who are prepared to teach both introductory and upper-level finance courses appropriate to the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate will support the University’s new finance major and teach courses in the economics and finance major core. The typical teaching assignment is 3 courses per semester consisting of 2 preparations per semester. The finance major is housed in the Department of Economics which consists of 12 members covering a broad range of fields and interests. We are committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship in a diverse liberal arts environment.

Both the University and Economics Department are committed to diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (See the diversity statement at: http://www.stlawu.edu/president/statement-diversity.)

Minimum Qualifications
Phd in Economics or Finance. ABD’s near completion will be considered. Please note the following two-part application process:

  1. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of research, a diversity statement, and 3 confidential letters of recommendation at www.aeaweb.org/joe/cand.php
  2. Applicants must also complete an online application at http://employment.stlawu.edu

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check. This is the link to the job posting with more information.

Application Deadline: 30 November 2023

University of Hertfordshire, UK

Job title: Associate Dean of Research and Enterprise

Associate Dean Research and Enterprise is a 4-year fixed-term contract. The substantial post of professor is permanent.

The successful candidate will be appointed as an Associate Dean Research and Enterprise on a four-year renewable basis, subject to performance. There is no guarantee that this appointment will be extended or renewed beyond the four-year period and if it is not, the post holder will revert to a role commensurate with current responsibilities and pay.

Main duties and responsibilities

You will contribute to the School’s exceptional reputation by providing excellent leadership that realizes our ambition to be ranked amongst the top 50 UK Business Schools for research by 2027. With a comprehensive understanding of excellence in Business and Management research, you will harness all of the School’s research capacity within an inclusive and ambitious culture to ensure that we meet our 2027 ambition.

The School has the strength to support your ongoing scholarship with protected research time and the assistance of a funded doctoral studentship. An emerging leader will be further supported with mentoring. You will also build your experience working collaboratively across the University on appropriate committees and inter-disciplinary collaborations. Above all, through inspiring and results-driven leadership you will be expected to point to the enhanced sustainability and vitality of our Research People, Culture, and Environment as your positive contribution and legacy.

Skills and experience required

We are seeking a Business and Management academic with proven senior-level management and leadership skills. Someone who has a proven ability to successfully motivate a multi-disciplinary team with the aim of consistently achieving substantial positive outcomes in research and enterprise.

Qualifications required

You will hold a Doctorate, or equivalent level qualification, in a business or related subject.

Applications must consist of a full CV and a synopsis, of not less than 1,000 and not more than 2,000 words of the candidate’s achievements, professional standing and future plans in their chosen field of endeavour, making specific reference to the following criteria:

For more information or to access the application link, please visit the job post online. Further inquiries can be addressed by email to Professor Damian Ward (d.ward9@herts.ac.uk).

Application deadline: 14 November 2023

University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Job title: Assistant Professor of Economic History

The Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accepting applications for a tenure-track appointment expected to start on September 1, 2024, at the level of Assistant Professor with a primary research focus on Economic History. Complementary fields are open and could include labor, education, health, gender, industrial organization, political economy, macroeconomics, stratification, development, environment/energy/climate, or other fields. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

The Economics faculty members at UMass Amherst work in diverse areas from both heterodox and mainstream approaches. The faculty studies economic theory and applied economics related to multiple dimensions of human well-being and social welfare; how economic opportunities are generated and distributed in society; the interplay between power and institutions and between economic behavior and the performance of the economy. Our Department is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum.


A Ph.D. in Economics, History, or a related field by the start date of the appointment. Candidates will be judged on their scholarly research as well as teaching. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience; salary and benefits are competitive.

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply through the UMass online application system, unless unable to do so. Applicants should submit:

Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates will interview remotely beginning in December 2023 with campus visits beginning after January 7, 2024. Candidates are encouraged to use AEA signaling. Questions can be addressed to hiring@econs.umass.edu. For further information and updates, please visit the job post page.

University of Strathclyde, UK

PhD on Societal Implications of Low Carbon Transition

The University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Energy Policy (CEP) is offering a number of exciting and funded Ph.D. projects that align with CEP’s current research (Economy-wide, distributional & policy analysis of the low carbon transition: implications for a sustainable economy, jobs, and equity). CEP investigates the economy-wide and societal outcomes of different pathways and actions to reach net zero.

The four projects are:

We're interested in supporting the development of a range of methodological approaches, including computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling involving applied scenario development, systematic review of existing evidence, system dynamics and other energy systems modeling approaches, and/or analysis that supports wider public policy decision making through an understanding of the political economy.

This is an opportunity for four PhD candidates to join a growing team of researchers, academics, and knowledge exchange professionals at the University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Energy Policy (CEP). CEP was part of the School of Government and Public Policy’s submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF), which Times Higher Education has ranked as number 1 across the UK in the Politics and International Studies Unit of Assessment.

Virtually all of the School’s research outputs were rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ and 100% of the impact of this research, which included a CEP impact case study, was rated as outstanding (4*). At CEP, the students will have access to a team of researchers working across the Net Zero space and would benefit from interaction with them, as well as access to personal development training fund which is provided centrally from the University. These funds could support, for example, attendance at conferences and participation in relevant training.

Successful candidates will undertake a PhD project that will contribute to expanding the evidence base and providing policy and decision-makers with the necessary evidence to effectively address the challenge of transitioning to a prosperous, sustainable, and more equitable net-zero economy in the UK.

Please visit the projects pages for more information on each, by clicking on the corresponding links.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2023


Call for Nominations: Best Dissertation in the History and Methodology of Economics in memory of Joseph Dorfman

The HES Society invites to apply for the Best Dissertation in the History and Methodology of Economics in memory of Joseph Dorfman.

The winner will receive a stipend of $500 plus travel expenses up to $500 to attend the 51st annual conference of the History of Economics Society (July 2024 in Santiago, Chile). All dissertations in the history of economics and economic methodology, written in English and completed during the last two years (September 2021 to August 2023), are eligible. The selection committee will consider all nominated dissertations, with self-nominations permitted.

This year, the selection committee is formed by Giandomenica Becchio, Chair (University of Torino), Jean-Baptiste Fleury (HDEA, Sorbonne Université), and Juan Acosta (Universidad del Valle).

To nominate a dissertation for the Dorfman Prize, please contact the Chair of the committee: giandomenica.becchio@unito.it

Deadline for nominations: 30 November 2023

Call for Nominations: Craufurd Goodwin Best Article Prize

The History of Economics Society welcomes nominations for The Craufurd Goodwin Best Article in the History of Economics Prize. Beside the honor, the winner will receive a $500 award plus travel expenses of up to $1000 to attend the presentation at the Society's annual conference.

Craufurd Goodwin, who passed away in 2017, was a founding member, past President and distinguished fellow of the History of Economics Society. His long and outstanding editorship of History of Political Economy helped shape the professional community of historians of economics.

Any article in the history of economics published in English during 2023 is eligible for the award. It is recognized however, that despite official publication dates, many publications are shipped after year end. In such cases, relevant articles that are in ‘proof’ form, with accompanying evidence of the journal and year of publication, may be accepted at the discretion of the Chair of the committee.

The Committee considers all nominated articles as well as all articles published in the Society’s journal: Journal of the History of Economic Thought. The committee may not ask editors of journals for their nominations as editors, but editors may nominate in a personal capacity. Nomination of an article by its author is welcome.

The members of the Selection Committee this year are Nesrine Bentemessek (University Paris Est Creteil, France), Katia Caldari (University of Padua, Italy) and Alain Marciano (University of Turin, Italy).

Nominations (brief reasons), including a complete citation of the article and the pdf of the article, should be sent as soon as possible but no later than January 31, 2023 to the chair of the committee, Nesrine Bentemessek (Email: nesrine.bentemessek-kahia@u-pec.fr).

Call for Submissions: Warren Samuels Prize

The Warren Samuels Prize is awarded to a paper, scheduled to be presented at the January ASSA meetings, that best exemplifies scholarly work that:

It is preferable, but not required, that the paper be scheduled to be presented at one of the ASSA sessions sponsored by the Association for Social Economics. Papers will not normally exceed 9,000 words (inclusive of references, notes). The winner of the prize will be announced during the ASE presidential breakfast, to which the winner is invited. Submission of the winning paper to the Review of Social Economy is encouraged. The winner of the Warren Samuels Prize receives a $500 stipend. Submissions will be solicited during the fall preceding the ASSA meetings, and will be due by mid-December.

The Association for Social Economics (ASE) is a scholarly research association whose members study economic, social, political, and cultural issues to understand and promote human dignity, justice, and the full flourishing of all members of society. ASE and the Review of Social Economy are fully committed to the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the profession.

Papers should be submitted to Amitava Dutt by email at adutt@nd.edu

Winner Announcement: History of Economics Society best Conference Paper by a Young Scholar

The History of Economics Society is delighted to announce the winner of this year's Best Conference Paper by a Young Scholar Prize.

The prize committee, consisting of Renee Prendergast (chair), D. Wade Hands, and Shinji Nohara, decided to award the 2023 prize to Ibanca Anand for her paper 'Resisting Narrative Closure: The Comparative and Historical Imagination of Evsey Domar', presented during the recent HES Meetings in Vancouver, BC:

"Most of us remember Evsey Domar as an early contributor to growth theory. Ibanca Anand’s paper is instead about his contributions to comparative economics and economic history, specifically his work on the economy of the USSR during the cold war era and on Russian economic history. By closely examining Domar’s intellectual arguments on technical matters such as index numbers, Anand shows that Domar recognised the complexity and indeterminacy of economic problems and preserved a space within which to recognise a diversity of approaches to economic life and its measurement. As Anand also shows, Domar’s work on the history of serfdom in Russia brings out the importance of context and the limitations of purely economic explanations of events. Anand takes a unique approach to historical narratives by emphasizing Domar's "penchant for ambiguity" and resistance to closure, particularly scientific closure. The paper provides an excellent example of the way in which history of economic thought can embrace complexity and be relevant to a wide range of scholarly interests. It is written in an engaging style. Its arguments are extremely clear and supported by excellent scholarship."

Previous award winners can be found on the HES website at: https://historyofeconomics.org/best-conference-paper-by-a-young-scholar/

Winner Announcement: Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize

Every year, this prize is awarded for a book which exemplifies the best and most innovative new writing in or about the Marxist tradition.The author is invited to deliver the following year’s Deutscher Memorial Lecture which generally takes place towards the end of November, and which has often been subsequently published in the New Left Review or Historical Materialism. The winner of the 2023 Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize is Heide Gerstenberger for her book published by the HM Book Series:

Market and Violence The Functioning of Capitalism in History

Winner Announcements: Italian Association for the History of Economic Thought (AISPE)

AISPE (The Italian Association for the History of Economic Thought) is pleased to announce AISPE AWARDS 2023 winners:

M. Alacevich, Albert O. Hirschman. An Intellectual Biography, Columbia University Press, 2021

Michele Alacevich's volume is a well-written intellectual biography. It offers a balanced and original analysis of Hirschman's inquiries into the evolution of economic systems in the light of the complex and multifaceted connections between the political, economic, and social dimensions. Moreover, the volume thoroughly inserts Hirschman's ideas into his time's intellectual debate, evaluating their impact on economics, policymaking and, more generally, on social sciences during the second half of the 20th century.

Herrade Igersheim “Rawls on the economists: The (im)possible dialogue”, Revue économique, 2022, 6: 73, pp. 1013-1037

Igersheim’s article is a remarkable in-depth reconstruction of the dialogue between John Rawls and economists like Arrow, Buchanan, Musgrave, Harsanyi, Sen, Samuelson and others. The article is built on rigorous and new archival work done on Rawls’ correspondences. Igersheim’s narration of this controversy is a pleasure to read and sheds new light on crucial debates about the concept of justice, at the crossroads of economics and philosophy.

Gianluca Damiani, William H. Riker and the adoption of Game Theory in Political Science Dottorato di ricerca in mutamento sociale e politico, University of Florence-Turin

Gianluca Damiani’s PhD dissertation takes an original perspective on the transdisciplinary journey of the concepts and the mathematical tools of game theory from economics to political sciences in the U.S. postwar era. Damiani’s work combines with rigor and originality a variety of sources (including an impressive archival work) and different approaches to the history of economics.

Winner Announcements: Review of Evolutionary Political Economy (REPE) 2022/2023

Congratulations to John Mathews, Elizabeth Thurbon, Sung-Young Kim and Hao Tanon receiving the REPE annual Best-Paper Award 2022/2023

This award is jointly sponsored by EAEPE and SpringerNature and honors excellent papers published in Review of Evolutionary Political Economy.

The Open Access paper “Gone with the wind: how state power and industrial policy in the offshore wind power sector are blowing away the obstacles to East Asia’s green energy transition” was selected by the EAEPE committee due to its especially high degree of research quality and academic rigor. If you would like to read the paper yourself, you can find it here.

Congratulations also go to Ben Vermeulen and Linda Ponta on receiving the REPE Reviewer of the Year Award 2022/2023

This award is sponsored by Springer Nature and honours exceptional contributions to peer reviewing and developing scientific articles published in REPE.


Cambridge Journal of Economics 47 (5)

Nuno Ornelas Martins: Joan Robinson and the reconstruction of economic theory

James Culham: Time, equilibrium and uncertainty: Bergson and Robinson

Andrew B Trigg: Joan Robinson’s intelligible Marxism and The Accumulation of Capital: a generalisation of the two-sector reproduction scheme

Christine Oughton; Damian Tobin: Joan Robinson: early endogenous growth theorist

Ettore Gallo; Mark Setterfield: Joan Robinson’s historical time and the current state of post-Keynesian growth theory

Jan Toporowski: Kalecki’s notes on Robinson’s Essay on Marxian Economics

Maria Cristina Marcuzzo; Giulia Zacchia: Joan Robinson through the lenses of sixty years of book reviews

Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 16 (3)

Han Chu; Robert Hassink: Advancing spatial ontology in evolutionary economic geography

Koen Frenken; Frank Neffke; Alje van Dam: Capabilities, institutions and regional economic development: a proposed synthesis

Zoltán Elekes; Anna Baranowska-Rataj; Rikard Eriksson: Regional diversification and labour market upgrading: local access to skill-related high-income jobs helps workers escaping low-wage employment

Martin Henning; Orsa Kekezi: Upward job mobility in local economies

Maximilian Benner: Making spatial evolution work for all? A framework for inclusive path development

Max-Peter Menzel: Conventions, markets and industry evolution: the example of the wind turbine industry in Germany 1977–2021

Diana Vela-Almeida; Asbjørn Karlsen: Reinforcing path marginalization: revealing the unaccounted labour organization at a mining frontier in Indonesia

Francesca Froy: Learning from architectural theory about how cities work as complex and evolving spatial systems

Hyunha Shin; Keungoui Kim; Junmin Lee ; Dieter F Kogler: Inventors, firms and localities: insights into the nexus that forms and alters the evolution of regional knowledge spaces

Andrea Morrison: Towards an evolutionary economic geography research agenda to study migration and innovation

Jürgen Essletzbichler; Manuel Scholz-Wäckerle; Lena Gerdes; Hans-Peter Wieland ; Christian Dorninger: Geographical evolutionary political economy: linking local evolution with uneven and combined development

David Bieri: Schumpeter’s Gesetz and Gestalt in space: exploring evolutionary economic geographies of money and finance

Maryann P Feldman: Realizing the promise of evolutionary economic geography: ecosystem perspectives

Stan Metcalfe: Novelty, dynamics and competition: a commentary on the nature of economic evolution

Kurt Dopfer: Evolutionary economic geography: the role of economics and why consilience matters

Ecological Economics 215

Gregor Semieniuk: Inconsistent definitions of GDP: Implications for estimates of decoupling

M. Abdullah Shaikh, Michalis Hadjikakou, Ozge Geyik, Brett A. Bryan: Assessing global agri-food system exceedance of national cropland limits for linking responsible consumption and production under SDG 12

Fanzheng Yang, Lingling Hou, Fang Xia: Intergenerational altruism, pessimism bias on tenure insecurity, and sustainable land use: Evidence from household grassland management in China

G. Hondroyiannis, E. Sardianou, V. Nikou, K. Evangelinos, I. Nikolaou: Circular economy and macroeconomic performance: Evidence across 28 European countries

Chuan Liao, Suhyun Jung, Daniel G. Brown, Arun Agrawal: Does land tenure change accelerate deforestation? A matching-based four-country comparison

Jefim Vogel, Gauthier Guerin, Daniel W. O'Neill, Julia K. Steinberger: Safeguarding livelihoods against reductions in economic output

Yuichi Ishimura, Takayoshi Shinkuma, Kenji Takeuchi, Eiji Hosoda: The effects of regional goal setting on household waste

Conor Byrne, Maartje Oostdijk, Sveinn Agnarsson, Brynhildur Davidsdottir: The Transitional Gains Trap in Grandfathered Individual Transferable Quota Fisheries

Mario Pansera, Javier Lloveras, Daniel Durrant: The infrastructural conditions of (de-)growth: The case of the internet

Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review 20 (2)

Yuri Yegorov: Two self-organizing principles in economics and a conflict between them

Daisuke Kobayashi: Joseph Alois Schumpeter and William James: pragmatism, will, and social evolution

Hiroshi Nishi, Kazuhiro Okuma: Fiscal policy and social infrastructure provision under alternative growth and distribution regimes

Kenshiro Ninomiya: Debt burden, investment, and profit-sharing

Naoki Takano: Measuring consumer preferences for Japanese 5G mobile communication market

Kazuhiro Kurose, Hiroshi Nishi: Special issue: microfoundation of evolutionary economics and its application

Yoshinori Shiozawa: Some supplementary explanations on Microfoundations

Masashi Morioka: Quantity adjustment theory as a basis of evolutionary economics

Kazuhisa Taniguchi: Numerical analysis of a nonlinear (S, s) inventory control policy under a quantity adjustment economy including explanations from a linear model

History of Political Economy 55 (5)

Virginie Gouverneur:Families and Women in Alfred Marshall’s Analysis of Well-Being and Progress

Sebastian Edwards: Milton Friedman and Exchange Rates: History and Controversies

Maxime Menuet And Patrick Villieu: The Physiocratic Analysis of Money: A Reappraisal

Joost Hengstmengel: The Rise of Dutch Neo-Calvinist Political Economy, 1830–1905

Lilia Costabile And François R. Velde: Tax Erosion in Seventeenth-Century Naples: Tommaso Campanella on Causes and Remedies

Xuan Zhao: Cameralism in Practice and Prussian Industrialization Policies

Journal of Economic Methodology 30 (4)

John B. Davis: Objectivity in economics and the problem of the individual

Sina Badiei: A contribution to scientific studies of norms in economics inspired by JN Keynes and Popper

Philippe van Basshuysen: Markets, market algorithms, and algorithmic bias

Gil Hersch: The usefulness of well-being temporalism

Edoardo Peruzzi: Models on trial: antitrust experts face Daubert challenges

Journal of Evolutionary Economics 33 (3)

Massimo Egidi: The internal fragility of representative democracy: was Schumpeter right?

Harold Paredes-Frigolett , Andreas Pyka: Global dematerialization, the renaissance of Artificial Intelligence, and the global stakeholder capitalism model of digital platforms: current challenges and future directions

Francesco Carbonero, Jeremy Davies, Ekkehard Ernst, Frank M. Fossen, Daniel Samaan, Alina Sorgner: The impact of artificial intelligence on labor markets in developing countries: a new method with an illustration for Lao PDR and urban Viet Nam

Enzo Valentini, Fabiano Compagnucci, Mauro Gallegati, Andrea Gentili: Robotization, employment, and income: regional asymmetries and long-run policies in the Euro area

Apostolos Vetsikas, Yeoryios Stamboulis: A conceptual framework for modeling heterogeneous actors' behavior in national innovation systems

Simon Bruhn, Thomas Grebel, Lionel Nesta: The fallacy in productivity decomposition

Javier Changoluisa: The role of agglomerations in the emerging performance and the early development of new establishments: evidence from Germany

Francesca Rubiconto: Is environmental innovation the key to addressing the dual economic and sustainability challenge of the Italian economy?

Kyung Min Lee, John S. Earle, Lokesh Dani, Ray Bowman: Who innovates during a crisis? Evidence from small businesses in the COVID-19 pandemic

Journal of Post Keynesian Economics 46 (4)

L. Randall Wray: Post-Keynesian liquidity preference theory four decades later: a reexamination

Jan Toporowski: Tracy Mott’s understanding of Kalecki’s economics

Noemi Levy-Orlik: The role of money and financial institutions in Kalecki and Keynes

Malcolm Sawyer: Secular stagnation and monopoly capitalism

Tanweer Akram & Khawaja Mamun: An analysis of UK swap yields

Mark Setterfield: Inflation and distribution during the post-COVID recovery: a Kaleckian approach

Nina Eichacker: Government spending with increasing risk: sovereign debt, liquidity preference, and the fiscal-monetary nexus

Problemas del Desarrollo 214 (54)

Juana Jaimes Acevedo: Lines of thought from Latin America, the precursors of thought on underdevelopment

Germán Alarco Tosoni, Toribio-Bíkut Sanchium: Towards an inclusive trade policy for Latin America in the post-pandemic period

Pedro Paulo Orraca Romano, José Gabriel Aguilar Barceló, Francisco de Jesús Corona Villavicencio: Evolution and factors associated with participation in Mexico’s labor force, 1960-2020

Luis Monroy-Gómez-Franco, Roberto Vélez-Grajales: Unequal opportunities in Nuevo León, Mexico

Noé Arón Fuentes Flores, Edgar David Gaytán Alfaro, Alejandro Brugués Rodríguez: Global value chains at the bilateral-sectoral level between Texas-Mexico and California-Mexico

Heri Oscar Landa Díaz: Determinants of the exchange rate in Mexico: the portfolio balance approach

Héctor Romero-Ramírez: Does US trade liberalization explain Puerto Rico’s deindustrialization?

Real-World Economics Review 105

Peter Radford: In Praise of Rebellion?

Dean Baker: Professor Stiglitz's contributions to debates on intellectual property

Kenneth E. Austin: America's trade deficits: blame U.S. policies – starting with tax laws

Merijn Knibbe: Extending the concept of inflation beyond consumer prices

Phil Armstrong: History and origin of money in MMT and Austrian Economics: The difference methodology makes?

Cameron K. Murray: Ownership illusions: When ownership really matters for economic analysis

Dave Elder-Vass and Jamie Morgan: From original institutionalism to the economics of conventions and inventing value: An interview with Dave Elder-Vass

Rethinking Marxism, 35 (4)

Lars T. Lih: Airbrushing Out Revolutionary Social Democracy: Lenin, Stalin, and Potresov on the Second International

Edward Baring: Who Are You Calling Vulgar? Lukács, Kautsky, and the Beginnings of “Western Marxism”

David Sockol: Verso of the “Vulgar” Portrait: Georgi Plekhanov’s Anti-Kantianism and Activist Aesthetic

Yahya M. Madra: The Vulgar (in) Marxism: Vacillating between Exchange and Production

McKenzie Wark: Toward a Vulgar Transgender Marxism

Neil Levi: Vulgar, Crude, Foolish: Brecht, Teaching, Fascism

Peter Kulchyski: Marx for Primitives

Socio-Economic Review 21 (4)

Michael Kemmerling and Christine Trampusch: Digital power resources (DPR): the political economy of structural and infrastructural business power in digital(ized) capitalism

Graham Denyer Willis: ‘Trust and safety’: exchange, protection and the digital market–fortress in platform capitalism

Wenjuan Zheng: Converting donation to transaction: how platform capitalism exploits relational labor in non-profit fundraising

Luke Yates: How platform businesses mobilize their users and allies: Corporate grassroots lobbying and the Airbnb ‘movement’ for deregulation

Nicholas Martindale and Vili Lehdonvirta: Labour market digitalization and social class: evidence of mobility and reproduction from a European survey of online platform workers

David Shulman and Kent Grayson: Et Tu, Brute? Unraveling the puzzle of deception and broken trust in close relations

Muhammad Shehryar Shahid and Jawad Syed: An economic sociology perspective on informal domestic work relations: a study of domestic workers and their employers in Pakistan

Jakob Hoffmann and Johannes Glückler: Navigating uncertainty in networks of social exchange: a relational event study of a community currency system

Wouter Zwysen: Global and institutional drivers of wage inequality between and within firms

Sophia Fauser and Michael Gebel: Labor market dualism and the heterogeneous wage gap for temporary employment: a multilevel study across 30 countries

Siri Hansen Pedersen and Georg Picot: Regulating low wages: cross-national policy variation and outcomes

Deborah Mabbett: In the shadow of hierarchy: minimum wage commissions in the UK and Germany

Alexander Horn and others: The paternalist politics of punitive and enabling workfare: evidence from a new dataset on workfare reforms in 16 countries, 1980–2015

Stefano Ronchi: Boosting work through welfare? Individual-level employment outcomes of social investment across European welfare states through the Great Recession

Debra Hevenstone and others: What limits intra-household insurance or the ‘Added Worker Effect’?

Alicja Bobek and others: Making sense of the financialization of households: state of the art and beyond

Œconomia 13 (2)

Aurélien Goutsmedt, François Claveau and Catherine Herfeld: Quantitative and Computational Approaches in the Social Studies of Economics

Victoria Bateman and Erin Hengel: The Gender Gap in UK Academic Economics 1996-2018: Progress, Stagnation and Retreat

Nicolas Camilotto: Navigating the Oceans of Research Literature on Trust

Alexandre Truc: Neuroeconomics: Hype or Hope? An Answer

Telmo Menezes, Antonin Pottier and Camille Roth: The Two Sides of the Environmental Kuznets Curve: A Socio-Semantic Analysis

Magda Fontana and Martina Iori: The Fragmentation of the Mainstream and Communication in Economics: A View from the Top

Emily Erikson, Keniel Yao and Daniel Karell: Salvation into Nation: Topic Modeling Early Modern Economic Writings

Murat Bakeev: Academic Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy: Topic Modeling Based on Transcripts of the Meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee from 1976 to 2016

Thierry Rossier, Pierre Benz, Anton Grau Larsen and Kristoffer Kropp: The Space of Research Topics in Economics: Scientific Position-Takings and Individual Positions in Swiss Economic Science

Stephan Pühringer and Matthias Aistleitner: The Social Field of Elite Trade Economists: A Quantitative Social Studies of Economics Perspective

Tod Van Gunten: Mapping Economists’ Belief Spaces Using Survey Data

Books and Book Series

Community Economies in the Global South

by Edited by Caroline Shenaz Hossein and Christabell P.J. | 2022, Oxford Academic Press

People across the globe engage in social and solidarity economics to help themselves, their community, and society on their own terms.

Community Economies in the Global South examines how people who conscientiously organize rotating savings and credit associations (ROSCAs) bring positive changes to their own lives as well as others. ROSCAs are a long-established and well documented practice, especially those organized by women of colour. Members make regular deposits to a fund as a savings that is then given in whole or in part to each member in turn based on group economics. This book spotlights women in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia who organize and use these associations, composed of ordinary people belonging to similar class origins who decide jointly on the rules to suit the interests of their members. The case studies show how they vary greatly across countries in the Global South, demonstrating that ROSCAs are living proof that diverse community economies do exist and have been around for a very long time. The contributors recount stories of the self-help, activism, and perseverance of racialized people in order to push for ethical, community-focused business, and to hold onto local knowledge, grounded theory, and lived experience, reducing the need to rely on external funding as people find ways to finance sustainable, debt-free business ventures. The first collection on this topic edited by two women of colour with roots in the Global South, this volume is a rallying call to other scholar-activists to study and report on how racialized people come together, pool goods, and diversify business in the Global South. Get 30% with the Code ASFLYQ6!

Please find a link to the book here.

Economics Imperialism and Interdisciplinarity: Before the Watershed

by Ben Fine | Brill

In Economics Imperialism and Interdisciplinarity: Before the Watershed, Ben Fine offers a selection of his key articles charting the rise of economics imperialism. Each article is accompanied by a preamble that sets the context in which it appeared, with an overall introduction drawing out the overall significance for contemporary scholarship. Ranging over mainstream and heterodox economics, the disputes between them, the relationship between economics and other disciplines, and thinkers as diverse as Kuhn, Becker and Bourdieu, the collection offers a unique and compelling account of how mainstream economics has both changed dramatically whilst its core and narrow principles have remained as sacrosanct as they are invalid. The volume is imperative for those engaging in political economy across the social sciences.

Please find a link to the book here.

Economics Imperialism and Interdisciplinarity: The Watershed and After

by Ben Fine | Brill

In Economics Imperialism and Interdisciplinarity: The Watershed and After ,Ben Fine selects and adds to his key articles tracking economics imperialism through three phases, focusing on the last decade of the third phase – anything goes as with freakonomics. Each article is accompanied by a preamble setting the context in which it appeared, with a new overall introduction and literature survey drawing out the overall significance for contemporary scholarship. Ranging over mainstream and heterodox economics, the disputes between them, the relationship between economics and other disciplines, and authors such as Lazear, Stiglitz and Akerlof, the accelerating presence of economics imperialism is documented alongside its perverse, critical neglect. The volume is imperative for those engaging in political economy across the social sciences.

Please find a link to the book here.

Elgar Encyclopedia of Ecological Economics

Edited by Emilio Padilla Rosa & Jesús Ramos-Martín | Edward Elgar, 2023

With diverse contributions from over 100 authors around the globe, this comprehensive Encyclopedia summarises the developments of ecological economics from the fundamental contributions to the more recent methodological debates in the field.

This Encyclopedia further reflects the relevant state of research including past and present major debates about particular concepts, theories, actors and issues at hand. It provides an expansive list of topics including sustainable development, the limits to growth, agroecology, implications of thermodynamic laws for economics, integrated ecologic-economic modelling, valuation of natural resources and services, and renewable and non-renewable resources management. With a strong normative focus, entries include theoretical, methodological, and empirical contributions, as the field orientates its efforts to improve environmental policy and governance to enhance wellbeing, environmental quality, and social justice.

This unique reference will be a key tool to students, scholars, policy makers and anyone else seeking to understand the link between economic systems and the environment from the perspective of ecological economics, business management, environmental and urban studies.

Please find a link to the book here.

Evolutionary Social Theory and Political Economy Philosophy and Applications

By Clifford S. Poirot Jr. | Routledge, 2023

Evolutionary Social Theoryand Political Economy traces the origins, extension, marginalization and revival of evolutionary approaches to social theory from the Enlightenment through the beginning of the 21st century. It demonstrates how changes in understandings of social evolution corresponded to changes in definitions of Political Economy and how both reflected changes in the Philosophy of Science. This book is written for students and researchers alike in all the social sciences. Economists will benefit from understanding how ideas about evolution in Economics corresponded to ideas about evolution in other social sciences, and Social Scientists outside of Economics will benefit from understanding how Economics has related to their discipline.

Please find a link to the book here.

Explaining the Gender Wage Gap: The Missing Aspects of Discrimination

By Alicja Sielska | Edward Elgar, 2023.

This timely book offers an engaging contemporary analysis of research into the gender pay gap while also providing important nuanced observations. It illustrates the variant methodologies that have been employed by researchers who have attempted to elucidate this challenging topic.

Explaining the Gender Wage Gap examines often-neglected factors that highlight women’s lower earnings compared to men, such as risk aversion and the negotiation process. Chapters compare feminist and neoclassical discrimination theories whilst analysing models used to calculate the gender wage gap. They conclude that modern discrimination against women in the labour market may be less severe than public assumptions suggest.

Due to its investigative content, this intriguing book will be perfect for researchers and students exploring macroeconomics, the labour market and gender discrimination. It will also be beneficial for university professors lecturing in subjects such as economics, sociology and labour policy.

Please find a link to the book here.

Financial Macroeconomics

Edited by Jan A. Kregel & Felipe Rezende | Anthem Press, 2023.

The title of this book may seem to confuse two separate disciplines – finance and macroeconomics. However, it is based on the fact that finance and macroeconomics were integrated, at least in their formative years. It is a natural extension of a line of research that dominated monetary theory in the early part of the 20th century. Economists such as Keynes, Robertson, Hawtrey, Fisher, Hayek and Schumpeter sought to blend the analysis of business cycles with their (often first-hand) experience of money and financial markets. The result was a monetary theory that provided the fertile background to what came to be called macroeconomics. However, in the post-war period, the monetary aspects of this theory dropped out of sight in the neo-classical synthesis and hydraulic Keynesianism. Post-Keynesians such as Davidson and Minsky have done much to try to restore the monetary aspects of the theory, but the other – more technical– aspects of financial analysis have been ignored. Paradoxically, these aspects now form an integral part of the curriculum of finance and business departments and are the tools of the trade in financial analysis. This book aims to show how these tools of financial analysis were initially part of the early investigations of macroeconomics and how they maybe used to provide a realistic analysis of the behavior of modern financial economies.

Please find a link to the book here.

Handbook of Feminist Research Methodologies in Management and Organization Studies

Edited by Saija Katila, Susan Meriläinen, and Emma Bell | Edward Elgar, 2023

The Handbook of Feminist Research Methodologies in Management and Organization Studies focuses on the interlinkages between feminist theories, methodologies and research methods.

This groundbreaking Handbook analyses classic feminist theoretical texts and their methodological implications as well as topical approaches to management and organization studies, including postcolonial feminism, critical race theory and new feminist materialisms. The book discusses what kind of methodological and methods-related concerns different theoretical approaches call forth and highlights them through empirical examples. Featuring contributions from leading scholars in the field of management and organization studies, the book examines knowledge production through different theoretical perspectives, including standpoint feminism, feminist post-structuralism, postcolonial feminism and queer analysis. Providing a critical and analytical lens through which to view traditional research practices, it offers insight into how to tackle ethical and practical issues related to feminist research.

This book is a vital resource for graduate and postgraduate students in management and organization as well as gender and management. It also provides feminist scholars with a comprehensive overview of the contemporary debates in the field. The book is a key resource for any student and scholar engaged in qualitative methodologies and research methods in management, and organization studies and social sciences in general.

Please find a link to the book here.

Handbook of Research on the Global Political Economy of Work

Edited by Maurizio Atzeni, Dario Azzellini, Alessandra Mezzadri, Phoebe Moore & Ursula Apitzsch | Edward Elgar, 2023.

This ground-breaking Handbook broadens empirical and theoretical understandings of work, work relations, and workers. It advances a global, intersectional labour studies agenda, laying the foundations for the politically emancipatory project of decolonising the political economy of work.

Moving beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, this Handbook provides a comprehensive account of the relations between different forms of work, exploitation, class configuration and worker resistance. With insights from global experts across the social sciences, it examines changes in technology, geographies of production, and the dynamics of the global capitalist political economy to map modern configurations of work. Using ongoing empirical qualitative research, contributors explore key issues such as capital accumulation, migration, digital work, trade unionism and reproductive labour. There is a particular focus on perspectives from the Global South, with in-depth analyses of class and work in countries and regional economic blocs used to explore the dynamics between the local and the global.

Providing an authoritative overview of traditional and current debates, this Handbook will be an essential resource for students and researchers of political economy, industrial relations and the sociology of work, critical management studies, social movement studies, and development.

Please find a link to the book here.

Handbook of Teaching Ethics to Economists A Plurality of Perspectives

Edited by Ioana Negru,Craig Duckworth, and Imko Meyenburg | Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023

Drawing on the knowledge of highly experienced academics, this authoritative Handbook explains how ethics can inform the teaching of economics. It includes state-of-the-art moral theory alongside traditional approaches to emphasise why ethics should be an important consideration for economic practitioners.

The Handbook of Teaching Ethics to Economists keenly demonstrates how economic analysis can reflect implicit moral judgements. Chapters include guidance on course design and lesson content, providing insight into important topics such as ecological and grassroots economics. They offer pedagogical advice alongside philosophical analyses, setting out teaching guidance and significant case-study profiles on key theories, such as Kantian and Aristotelian ethics. Importantly, they reflect on the potential of economics to cause harm and use ethics to mitigate this possibility.

This expansive Handbook will be essential for academics preparing to teach courses relating to ethics and economics. Due to its detailed explanations of the societal role of economics, students of economics and finance will additionally find this Handbook to be incredibly useful.

Please find a link to the book here.

Hot Cities – A Transdisciplinary Agenda

By Wendy Steele, John Handmer and Ian McShane | Edward Elgar, 2023

Shedding light on the future of urban spaces, this path-breaking book is a significant contribution to contemporary climate change scholarship. It synthesizes interdisciplinary research with practical policy, putting an emphasis on positive environmental and socially just outcomes and urban regeneration.

Hot Cities offers insights from eminent academics and practitioners, providing both a practical and theoretical outlook on strategy, design and policy development in a climate crisis. Chapters call for urgent responses to the urban heat problem, providing future design projections to illustrate why this is important.

This book will be of interest to scholars, practitioners and policy-makers in human geography, urban planning, climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction, environmental humanities, urban design, education, the creative arts and community development.

Please find a link to the book here.

On Market Socialism

By Bruno Jossa | Edward Elgar, 2023

Bruno Jossa expertly illustrates that the creation of a system of cooperative firms is tantamount to a revolution giving rise to a new production mode capable of reversing the existing relationship between capital and labour. The book also demonstrates a revolution enacted by peaceful and democratic means in order for worker-managed organisations to outnumber capitalistic ones.

Providing a comprehensive insight into these models, Jossa examines the relations between political power and economic democracy, ownership and bankruptcy risks within democratic organisations. Using the theories of Marx and Engels, the book offers a new model of socialism, allowing for a worker-led system and suppressing capitalism, whilst inviting a more theoretical approach without the suppression of markets.

Thought-provoking in its approach, On Market Socialism will provide an excellent resource for policy makers in labour and political economics and also scholars of the history of economics and radical economics.

Please find a link to the book here.

Por una cancha pareja: Igualdad de oportunidades para lograr un México más justo

By Roberto Vélez Grajales & Luis Monroy-Gómez-Franco | Grano de Sal, 2023

No soccer team likes to play on a field that gives advantages to some players and affects others. Nor does it mean that the rules change in each match or that the referee applies them to benefit the rival. A requirement for the final score to be fair is that the effort of each footballer is not hindered by anything or anyone, and that chance exercises its rule equally among all those who take to the field. In short, an even court is needed. Roberto Vélez Grajales and Luis Monroy-Gómez-Franco are convinced that something similar must happen with citizens and their access to the best that life offers. In these pages, they break a spear for equal opportunities, understood as a way to provide public services equitably - for example, health care or education -, to promote social mobility, to highlight the efforts of individuals and to engage public institutions to moderate inequalities. These pages present the key concepts of this bold approach, respond to its critics - including those who confuse it with meritocracy -, describe the personal circumstances that in Mexico cause all types of inequity - such as the level of education of parents or skin color—and even general lines of action from the State are proposed. With the forcefulness of a manifesto aimed at ordinary people and the solidity of a scientific article, For an even playing field is an urgent call to achieve a fairer Mexico.

Please find a link to the book here.

The Alternative University Lessons from Bolivarian Venezuela

By Mariya Ivancheva | Stanford University Press, 2023.

Over the last few decades, the decline of the public university has dramatically increased under intensified commercialization and privatization, with market-driven restructurings leading to the deterioration of working and learning conditions. A growing reserve army of scholars and students, who enter precarious learning, teaching, and research arrangements, have joined recent waves of public unrest in both developed and developing countries to advocate for reforms to higher education. Yet even the most visible campaigns have rarely put forward any proposals for an alternative institutional organization. Based on extensive fieldwork in Venezuela, The Alternative University outlines the origins and day-to-day functioning of the colossal effort of late President Hugo Chávez's government to create a university that challenged national and global higher education norms.

Through participant observation, extensive interviews with policymakers, senior managers, academics, and students, as well as in-depth archival inquiry, Mariya Ivancheva historicizes the Bolivarian University of Venezuela (UBV), the vanguard institution of the higher education reform, and examines the complex and often contradictory and quixotic visions, policies, and practices that turn the alternative university model into a lived reality.

This book offers a serious contribution to debates on the future of the university and the role of the state in the era of neoliberal globalization, and outlines lessons for policymakers and educators who aspire to develop higher education alternatives.

Please find a link to the book here.

The Chile Project: The Story of the Chicago Boys and the Downfall of Neoliberalism

by Sebastian Edwards I 2023, Princeton University Press

In The Chile Project, Sebastian Edwards tells the remarkable story of how the neoliberal economic model—installed in Chile during the Pinochet dictatorship and deepened during three decades of left-of-center governments—came to an end in 2021, when Gabriel Boric, a young former student activist, was elected president, vowing that “If Chile was the cradle of neoliberalism, it will also be its grave.” More than a story about one Latin American country, The Chile Project is a behind-the-scenes history of the spread and consequences of the free-market thinking that dominated economic policymaking around the world in the second half of the twentieth century—but is now on the retreat.

In 1955, the U.S. State Department launched the “Chile Project” to train Chilean economists at the University of Chicago, home of the libertarian Milton Friedman. After General Augusto Pinochet overthrew socialist president Salvador Allende in 1973, Chile’s “Chicago Boys” implemented the purest neoliberal model in the world for the next seventeen years, undertaking a sweeping package of privatization and deregulation, creating a modern capitalist economy, and sparking talk of a “Chilean miracle.” But under the veneer of success, a profound dissatisfaction with the vast inequalities caused by neoliberalism was growing. In 2019, protests erupted throughout the country, and in 2022 Boric began his presidency with a clear mandate: to end neoliberalismo.

In telling the fascinating story of the Chicago Boys and Chile’s free-market revolution, The Chile Project provides an important new perspective on the history of neoliberalism and its global decline today.

Please find a link to the book here.

The Governance of Financialization in Latin America and East Asia: Empowering Expertise

By Max Nagel | Routledge, 2023

The Governance of Financialization in Latin America and East Asia analyses how states in these areas have adopted different monetary, financial, and foreign exchange policies to govern financialization, which have induced varying levels of state control over financial markets.

The book analyzes the puzzling observation of policy divergence by investigating how countries have reacted differently to major financial crises since the 1970s. It shows how Argentina and Japan selected a governance approach to financialization that followed Western prescriptions by propelling unregulated financialization; but also how Chile and South Korea, by contrast, crafted policies to reduce the negative effects of financialization on economic development and financial stability. The book identifies variegated expertise in central banks, ministries of finance, expert commissions, and research institutions that has informed policymaking across Argentina, Chile, Japan, and South Korea since the 1970s. It then demonstrates how governments have used experts to achieve diverse political objectives and explains how governments can use experts to enhance state agency to counter globalization pressures.

This book will appeal to scholars of International Political Economy, comparative politics, economics, sociology, development studies, and Latin American and East Asian history. It will also be of interest to economists and policymakers who want to safeguard financial stability and promote economic growth.

Please find a link to the book here.

Visions of Inequality: From the French Revolution to the End of the Cold War

By Branko Milanovic | Harvard University Press, 2023

A sweeping and original history of how economists across two centuries have thought about inequality, told through portraits of six key figures. “How do you see income distribution in your time, and how and why do you expect it to change?” That is the question Branko Milanovic imagines posing to six of history’s most influential economists: François Quesnay, Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, Vilfredo Pareto, and Simon Kuznets. Probing their works in the context of their lives, he charts the evolution of thinking about inequality, showing just how much views have varied among ages and societies. Indeed, Milanovic argues, we cannot speak of “inequality” as a general concept: any analysis of it is inextricably linked to a particular time and place.

Visions of Inequality takes us from Quesnay and the physiocrats, for whom social classes were prescribed by law, through the classic nineteenth-century treatises of Smith, Ricardo, and Marx, who saw class as a purely economic category driven by means of production. It shows how Pareto reconceived class as a matter of elites versus the rest of the population, while Kuznets saw inequality arising from the urban–rural divide. And it explains why inequality studies were eclipsed during the Cold War, before their remarkable resurgence as a central preoccupation in economics today.

Meticulously extracting each author’s view of income distribution from their often voluminous writings, Milanovic offers an invaluable genealogy of the discourse surrounding inequality. These intellectual portraits are infused not only with a deep understanding of economic theory but also with psychological nuance, reconstructing each thinker’s outlook given what was unknowable to them within their historical contexts and methodologies.

Please find a link to the book here.

Book Reviews

The Origins and Dynamics of Inequality Sex, Politics, and Ideology

The Origins and Dynamics of Inequality Sex, Politics, and Ideology (2022)

The book review can be found here.

Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants

Center for the History of Political Economy: Visiting Scholars Program

The Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University is now accepting applications for the 2024-25 Visiting Scholars program. Each year the Center brings together Visiting Scholars who are pursuing their own research projects in the history of political economy. Visiting Scholars may come to the Center for either a semester, a full academic year (which runs from the end of August to the beginning of May), or a twelve-month period. (Those who wish to come for shorter stays may wish to consult the Academic Visits section.) Though the principal purpose of the program is to allow successful applicants to pursue their own research, Visiting Scholars are invited to join a vibrant intellectual community by participating in the many other programs (e.g., workshops, HOPE lunches, and conferences) that the Center offers. More junior scholars may also wish to sit in on classes during term and to participate in the Summer in the Archives program.


The Center has funding available for Visiting Scholars. When possible, Visiting Scholars should attempt to bring their own funding through some combination of support from their own university (e.g., fellowships or sabbatical funds) and from outside foundations. We recognize that more junior scholars may not have ready access to such support, and typically we fully fund their stays. Sometimes our acceptance of an applicant’s proposal will be contingent on either the applicant or the Center being able to secure outside funds. Funding is only available during the regular academic year, when school is in term (late August through early May).

For a complete description of the program and how to apply, please visit the Center website.

Application Deadline: 2 January 2024

MA program on Innovation Sciences (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Innovation creates new opportunities that lead to sustainable economic growth and can help tackle serious societal problems relating to sustainability, climate change and health. During our two-year Innovation Sciences Master’s programme, you will learn how to transform new ideas into marketable innovations, and how to manage and promote innovation processes within companies as well as in society at large.

Analyse the journey from knowledge to innovation

Creating a culture of innovation is one of society’s greatest challenges. As an Innovation Sciences student you will analyse the various stages of the innovation process with a view to developing effective strategies for promoting innovation. The aim of this programme is to give you an insight into the nature of technological change and the conditions affecting innovation and knowledge production. It also aims to give you an understanding of the societal uptake of innovations and the role of companies and other stakeholders such as research institutes, governments and citizen initiatives in the wider innovation system.

This programme is aimed at students with a background in technology, natural sciences, engineering or life sciences that wish to extend their technical background with knowledge about technology and innovation management and societal processes driving innovation. Moreover, Innovation Sciences is also of interest to talented students with a background in the social sciences (such as: economics, economic geography, entrepreneurship or business) that have demonstrated affinity with science and technology.

Dynamics of technologies and innovation

This two-year multidisciplinary Master’s programme focuses on the dynamics of newly emerging technologies and innovation. After completing this programme, you will be able to link emerging technologies to human and economic needs, as well as to how they contribute to addressing grand societal challenges. Particularly, around energy, sustainable transport, and life sciences. How does innovation contribute to economic growth, welfare, climate change, energy security, health, mobility and sustainability?

As an Innovation Sciences student you will:
Why in Utrecht

Studying Innovation Sciences at Utrecht University has several advantages and benefits.

Please find more information on Master Program in the next link.

Application Deadline: Dutch & EU/EEA students: 1 June 2024 & Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April 2024

MA/MPhil in Social Policy at the LSE, UK

Job title: MPhil/PhD Social Policy

Social policy at LSE is about the development, design, analysis, and evaluation of public policies. We cover a wide range of policy areas including crime, education, migration, population, social disadvantage, inequalities, and social security. The issues underpinning our work are global in application. What determines the needs, rights, and wellbeing of citizens and non-citizens? What is, and what should be, the roles of the state, the family, the market, and civil society?This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is of publishable quality and which makes an original contribution to the field of social policy. You will begin on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.

You will be offered supervision in a wide range of specialist topics and will become a member of a vibrant and exciting research community. You will have access to a full collection of UK, US and EU public documents, parliamentary papers and statistical data as well as use of cutting edge networked computer facilities dedicated to research students, in the Social Science Research Laboratory within the Department.

Alongside the PhD programme, students have the opportunity to access broad LSE resources such as the PhD Academy and audit courses across the School. The Department of Social Policy is also associated with research centres such as the International Inequalities Institute (III), Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) and the Mannheim Centre for Criminology which students can be involved with.

Please find further information here: London School of Economics and Political Science and here.

Master on: Economic POlicies for the Global bifurcation

Economic POlicies for the Global bifurcation (EPOG-JM) is an International Joint Master Degree in economics. It offers a world-class integrated Master's programme on the (socio-technical, socioeconomic and socioecological) transition processes with a pluralist approach and interdisciplinary perspectives.

The main objective of the programme is to give birth to a new generation of international experts, able to define and assess economic policies and evolve within different political, social and regional contexts. Towards this objective, the EPOG-JM Master’s programme goes beyond the reach of standard economic theory to include various heterodox/institutionnalist political economy approaches

The full partners (degree awarding institutions) include a wide set of prestigous institutions:

It also involves more than 30 (academic and non-academic) associated partners in Europe and the world.


The very best students from all over the world will be eligible for scholarships. More details here. Note that two recommendation letters are needed to apply and have to be provided by the deadline. The course for the new cohort will start in September 2024.

Application deadline: 30 January 2024

Open University, UK

The Open University Business and Law Schools invite applications to join our PhD programme beginning 1 October 2024. Your application should be based on one of the advertised projects. In addition we also welcome full- and part-time applications in other areas of business, management and law, including on a self-funded basis, dependent on supervision availability. We have a number of fully funded full-time studentships.

Editor's note: Topics especially suited for heterodox scholars are highlighted in bold.

For this round advertised projects are on:

You will join the Faculty of Business and Law who conduct research of the highest international standard that has economic, public and social value consistent with the mission of the Open University. You will work with subject specialists and have the opportunity to develop your skills in research communication, engagement and impact.

PhD studentships are based on full-time study for three years at the Milton Keynes campus. Full-time students are expected to live within commuting distance of Milton Keynes. Fully funded studentships cover tuition fees, and a stipend (circa £18622 per annum) for 36 months. A generous research training support grant is allocated to all students accepted into the programme to cover research related costs including fieldwork.

Applicants for the PhD programme should have minimum qualifications of an upper second class honours degree 2:1 (or an equivalent) or usually a specialist masters in a subject relevant to the intended study with a strong research element.

Your application MUST include:

Your proposal, covering letter, fully completed application form and copies of certificates and transcripts including IELTS certificate, should be emailed to fbl-phd@open.ac.uk by the closing time and date. Interviews will form part of the selection process and will be held throughout February and March, either in person or remotely via videoconference. Applicants are expected to give a 10 minute presentation about their proposal, followed by a question and answer session lasting up to 45 minutes.

Please ensure to thoroughly check your application before submission, as incomplete applications will not be considered.

You are welcome to attend an application webinar: Preparing your PhD application workshop – Wednesday 29th November at 2 - 3.30pm – This online 2 hour workshop with Faculty academics will address questions on whether studying a PhD is right for you, what to consider when applying, what it’s like to do a PhD at the Open University, and how to best craft a research proposal that aligns with advertised project calls. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email to book a place.

Keywords: Political economy of finance, Climate change, Human Resource Management, Sustainability and environmental justice, Business ethics, Sustainability, Business models, Strategy, Sustainable entrepreneurship, Inequality, Asset management, Prevention, Co-production and collaborative governance, Accountability, Accounting, Stakeholder Accountability, ESG, Circular Economy, Front end Innovation, New Product Development, Resilience, Testing, Adaptive Project Planning, Dynamic Capabilities, Business models

Please be aware you can also apply for a fully funded studentship through Grand Union Doctoral Partnership and Oxford-Open-Cambridge Doctoral Partnership. (Informative application session to take place on 13th November)

Applications Deadline: 31 January 2024.

PhD program in Development studies at Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico

The Francisco García Salinas Autonomous University of Zacatecas (Mexico) invites all interested to apply for their doctoral program in Development Studies. The next academic year starts on August 2024.

The main areas of study/research in this program include:

For more information on the program, faculty, and the application process please visit the portal online. Inquiries can also be submitted via email (uaed@uaz.edu.mx or convocatoria.uaed@uaz.edu.mx) or via whatsapp (+52 1 492 899 6945).

Application submission deadline: 29 February 2024

The Italian Association for the History of Economic Thought (AISPE) Research Grants

The Italian Association for the History of Economic Thought (AISPE) invites applications for early career scholars research initiatives.

Applications are open to AISPE members only.

Early career scholars are intended as PhD students young scholars who completed their PhD between the previous seven years and the date of the deadline which is 15 November 2023.

One research project will be funded up to an amount of € 1000.

The duration of the research project is one year. A final report is required.

Please, address proposals of up to 1500 words, with a description of the project, aims and innovations, costs and expenses, and a two page CV to email.

Proposals will be judged by the AISPE executive board.

Final decision will be announced by 30 November 2023.

Projects must be completed by 30 November 2024.

University of Latvia, Latvia

Job title: PhD scholarship: Informality and innovation: building post-pandemic resilient communities in Morocco

This is part of an industrial doctorate project whose description is below. Also documents to apply are listed below in this call.

Applications should be emailed to presilient.dn@gmail.com cc-ed to Prof Ilona Baumane-Vītoliņa: ilona.baumane@lu.lv and abel.polese@dcu.ie

An application package must include:

NB if you are shortlisted, you will be encouraged to submit your documents for PhD enrolment at LU as soon as possible. Please check the required documents here:https://www.lu.lv/en/

Please send all the documents together in one PDF file and use, as subject of your message, “PRESILIENT-DN-2023 Application” Morocco. Failure to do this might result in your application ending up in the wrong folder.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2023


Visualizing Energy

For those you interested in economic history in the context of energy and the environment, you may be interested in Visualizing Energy, a new project at the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability. We are an open access science communication project that aims to increase actionable knowledge about a sustainable and just energy transition. This is interdisciplinary social science with an emphasis on history, equity, and well-being.

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YSI Workshop at ALAHPE 2023: Challenges, prospects, and pitfalls of doing research on recent topics in history of economics (HET) (November, Colombia)

15 November 2023, Medellin, Colombia

We are pleased to share with you the program of the 9th Latin American Society for the History of Economic Thought (ALAHPE) that will held next week (November 16-18) in Medellin, Colombia

We have as Keynote speakers, Edith Kuiper (State University of New York at New Paltz) and Juan Flores Zendejas (University of Geneve).

The Subercaseaux Lecture will be given by Mauricio Chalfin Coutinho (UNICAMP).

For those of you who want to participate in the next 10th ALAHPE conference in November 2025 at UNAM University in Mexico DF, you can have the information on our website https://alahpe.org/en/ or through our mailing list https://groups.google.com/g/alahpe

At the end of the program, you will find the email addresses of the (in-person) participants of the conference. Please do not hesitate to contact them for discussion.

General Information

Venue: Universidad de Antioquia, Edificio de Extensión, Calle 70 No. 5272, Sala 3, Piso 2, Medellín, Colombia.

Duration: 9:00-17:30.


Event Schedule

Please find information about this event here.