Issue 40: March 5, 2007

From the Editor

Unlike the last Newsletter, I have no hot news item to report. However, I would like to push heterodox activities taking place in Mexico, Brazil, France, and the Ukraine. There is also a conference in honor of A. Allan Schmid that looks very interesting. Allan has had a long career of supporting heterodox economics and he has recently published a book, Conflict and Cooperation: Institutional and Behavioral Economics, which deserves a wide read. Finally, I would like to point out the journal Metroeconomica. It is a heterodox journal that seems to me to not be very well known among heterodox economists in general. The contents of its most recent issue are given below—take a look at it and also take a look at the back issues if you can. You very well may find the journal of great interest.

Fred Lee


In this issue:

      - Call for Papers

          - Second Seminary of Heterodox Micro-economy October 2007
          - The 1st Brazilian Colloquium on Political Economy of the World-Systems
          - Segundo Seminario de Microeconomía Heterodoxa Octubre 2007
          - Journal of Organizational Change Management
          - The INFER Research Network
    - Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

          - The 9th International Workshop on Institutional Economics
          - Canadian Economics Association Conference, June 1-3
          - Seminaire Arc 2
          - Various Approaches to Evolution and Impact of Alternative Institutional Structures
          - Post Keynesian Economics Study Group
          - Global Development Forum
          - Permanent Seminary of Heterodox Microeconomics
          - The CASE 2007 Winds of Change
          - Post Keynesian Economics Study Group

     - Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

         -  Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
         - Sustainable Development Commission- Assistant Policy Advisor, Whitehall Branch
         - Sustainable Development Commission- Assistant Economics Advisor
         - Business Manager for Conference of Socialist Economists

    - Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles

        - Wars and Natural Resources

    - Heterodox Journals and Newsletters

          - Challenge
          - Metroeconomica
          - Review of Political Economy
          - Levy News
          - EAEPE Newslette

  - Heterodox Books, Book Series, and Book Reviews

          - A New Political Economy


 Call for Papers

Second Seminary of Heterodox Micro-economy October 2007

The goal of the Second Seminary of Heterodox Microeconomics at Mexico is to be a space of microeconomics analysis from a heterodox perspective. This seminary desire contributes to the investigation’s development, discussion and communication, between the researches community of who are working on the field of heterodox microeconomics: the monopoly, oligopoly, industry, firm, consumer, etc., and the microeconomic foundations.
The Second Seminary of Heterodox Microeconomics will be held at the Faculty of Economics, at UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTÓNOMA DE MEXICO UNAM from 11th to 13th of October 2007. The deadline to accept papers is September 1 2007.

We are inviting to participate in this effort professors, researches, and intellectuals through essays, articles, and research concluded or in process in the field of the microeconomics.

The central subject of the Second Seminary of Heterodox Microeconomía is:
The Seminary’s committee encourage to present paper dealing with theory and practice about monopoly, oligopoly, megacorporations, multinational firms.
The paper can be developing issues theoretical or applied, in for example; Agro industry, mining, industry, services, banking system, telephony, etc.

The seminary will consider papers on the following fields of knowledge:
a. Inflation and growth,
b. Definitions and general concepts of the microeconomics c. Supply Theory and praxis d. Demand Theory and praxis e. Contributions to education and learning of the microeconomics from the perspective of the heterodox microeconomics.

Some other subject of relevance in the field of the microeconomics could be put under consideration of the committee.
In this Second Seminary, we emphasize that we are looking forward to create a space of discussion and analysis. This is the reason why the presentation of each subject will consist on a maximum of 30 minutes of presentation and 20 minutes of discussion, with the aim that the speaker will be beneficiates from observations of specialists on the subject.

The documents to submit can be: theoretical or empirical, in process or finished and they must consist on maximum of 30 pages, double-spaced, including an abstract of not more than 500 words by email. It will be in Spanish and English. The participants are to submit their application by e-mail as soon as possible.

The documents presented in the seminary will be evaluated in order to publish them if it is possible in an anthology of works on heterodox microeconomics.

The field of heterodox economics
What is the heterodox economics? The heterodox economics is promoting the development of economic science using instruments, methodologies, and sets of knowledge which differentiates it from the orthodox economy. These alternative thoughts can be supported on the traditional schools of the Classic economists, new trends or those relegated by the dominant neoclassic thought.

In effect, the topics that covers the heterodox concept is very wide, on this can participate, Keynesians, Post Keynesian, Marxist, institucionalists, regulacionists, evolutionists, ecological, sraffians economists, etc. But the common denominator is the search of scientific explanations, that offer to us clearly and in rigorous way to understand the real dynamics of the economy.

In other words the heterodox economics represents an alternative vision to the orthodox approach of the economics,

The documents will have to be sent to the professors:

Dr. Gustavo Vargas Sanchez. Faculty of Economics UNAM.C.U. Cubículo 24,

Dr. Rogelio Huerta Quintanilla. Faculty of Economics UNAM. C.U.Cubículo 23,
Dr. Mauro Rodríguez. Faculty of Economics UNAM.C.U. Cubículo 21,

Organizers of the event:
Faculty of Economics: Gustavo Vargas, Rogelio Huerta , Mauro Rodriguez Enep Acatlan: Mtra. Teresa López

Institutional support: Faculty of Economics of the UNAM:
Dr. Roberto Escalante: Principal of the Faculty of Economics, UNAM.
Mtra. Irma Escárcega, chief of Professional Studies in the Faculty of Economics.
Dr. Gerald Fuji Gambero; chief of the Division of Studies of Postgrado in the Faculty of Economics, CU-UNAM

The 1st Brazilian Colloquium on Political Economy of the World-Systems

09th and 10th July 2007
Florianópolis – SC – Brasil
The 1st Brazilian Colloquium on Political Economy of the World-Systems has the aim of developing and spreading in Brazil academic researches on topics that are relevant to World-Systems Analysis, especially those related to Latin America. For that purpose, international conferences, presentations of scientific researches and mini-courses will take place during the meeting.
For detailed information: Colloquium-Brazil.pdf

Segundo Seminario de Microeconomía Heterodoxa Octubre 2007

El Segundo Seminario de Microeconomía Heterodoxa tiene como objetivo constituirse en un espacio de análisis de la microeconomía desde una perspectiva teórica no convencional, y contribuir con ello al desarrollo de la investigación, comunicación y discusión entre la comunidad de estudiosos de los ámbitos de la empresa, del consumidor, la industria, el mercado y los fundamentos microeconómicos de la macroeconomía.
Con dicha meta invitamos a participar de este esfuerzo a profesores, investigadores, e intelectuales mediante la presentación de un ensayo, artículo, investigación concluida o en proceso de elaboración. Su contribución puede ser de carácter teórico o empírico, en proceso o terminada, consistir en un máximo 30 cuartillas a doble espacio, con un resumen de una página máximo, en español y en inglés. Los participantes deberán solicitar su inscripción, a la brevedad posible y vía correo electrónico, con algún integrante del comité organizador cuyo e-mail se proporciona abajo, a quienes se deberá enviar asimismo las contribuciones al seminario.
En este segundo seminario, deseamos enfatizar buscamos crear un espacio de discusión y análisis por lo que la exposición de cada tema contará con un máximo de 30 minutos de exposición y una réplica de 10 a 20 minutos por uno o dos comentaristas, con objeto de que el ponente se vea beneficiado de observaciones de especialistas del tema. El comité organizador designará los comentaristas, quienes leerán y formularán por escrito sus observaciones al ensayo, las que se reenviarán al autor, para su consideración y discusión durante el seminario.
El evento tendrá lugar en las instalaciones de la Facultad de Economía de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, los días 11, 12 y 13 de octubre del 2007. Los documentos presentados al seminario serán evaluados con objeto de su posible publicación en una compilación de trabajos de investigación.
La fecha límite para recibir los documentos es el primero de septiembre de 2007.
Otra meta de este Segundo Seminario Nacional de Microeconomía Heterodoxa consiste en convocar a los investigadores en microeconomía heterodoxa del país, a fundar la Sociedad Mexicana de Microeconomistas Heterodoxos, cuyos fines en términos generales serán promover y estimular la investigación en este campo de estudios, y cuyos aspectos específicos propondrá el cuerpo directivo de esa asociación, a formarse.

Espectro del campo de la economía heterodoxa.
¿Qué es la economía heterodoxa? La economía heterodoxa es una corriente de economistas que promueve el desarrollo de la ciencia económica utilizando instrumentos, metodologías, y conjuntos de conocimientos diferentes a la logística de la economía neoclásica. Estas escuelas de pensamiento alternativas al main stream pueden estar soportadas en la tradición de escuelas del pensamiento clásico, nuevas corrientes o aquellas relegadas por el pensamiento ortodoxo.
En efecto, el espectro que cubre el concepto heterodoxo es muy amplio. En él pueden converger economistas keynesianos, postkeynesianos, marxistas, institucionalistas, regulacionistas, evolucionistas, ecologistas, sraffianos, socio-economistas, etc., pero su común denominador es la búsqueda de explicaciones científicas, claras y rigurosas de la dinámica real de la economía. No se trata solo de la construcción de explicaciones alternativas al modelo neoclásico, sino fundamentalmente de aceptar y afrontar el reto cognitivo y explicativo de los fenómenos que enfrentan los economistas. En otras palabras la economía heterodoxa representa una visión alternativa al enfoque convencional de la microeconomía que busca encajonar la compleja y cambiante realidad económica en el marco del equilibrio general. La corriente heterodoxa busca romper y trascender este estrecho modelo en que los economistas ortodoxos han enmarcado a la ciencia económica.
Campos de conocimiento
El tema central del Segundo Seminario de Microeconomía Heterodoxa es:
Los investigadores interesados pueden desarrollar temas meramente teórico y/o de investigación aplicada, en por ejemplo, agroindustria, minería, industria, servicios, sistema bancario, telefonía, etc.
También se pueden presentar documentos sobre los siguientes campos de
a. Inflación y crecimiento,
b. Definiciones y conceptos generales de la microeconomía c. Teoría y práctica de la oferta d. Teoría y práctica de la demanda.
f. Contribuciones a la enseñanza y aprendizaje de la microeconomía desde la perspectiva de la microeconomía heterodoxa.
Algún otro tema de relevancia en el campo de la microeconomía podrá ser puesto a la consideración del comité promotor.
Los documentos deberán enviarse al comité organizador, integrado por los siguientes profesores:
Dr. Gustavo Vargas Sánchez, Facultad de Economía, UNAM, e-mail:
Dr. Rogelio Huerta Quintanilla, Facultad de Economía, UNAM, e-mail:
Dr. Mauro Rodríguez, Facultad de Economía, UNAM, e-mail:
Organizadores del evento:
Facultad de Economía: Gustavo Vargas, Rogelio Huerta, Mauro Rodríguez Escuela Nacional de Estudios Profesionales (Acatlán): Mtra. Teresa López Apoyo institucional, Facultad de Economía de la UNAM:
Dr. Roberto Escalante: Director
Mtra. Irma Escárcega, Jefa de Estudios Profesionales Dr. Gerardo Fuji Gambero; Jefe de la División de Estudios de Posgrado

Journal of Organizational Change Management

Special issue call for papers
Historical Approaches in Organizational Research

The INFER Research Network

The INFER research network will hold a workshop on
"The economic history of the provision and financing of higher education and its reflection in the history of economic thought."

July 27-29, 2007 at Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany .
Workshop Objectives:
This INFER workshop provides an opportunity for all those interested in Economic Theory, Economic History and the History of Economic Thought to exchange ideas.
Researchers, especially young researchers, are invited to submit theoretical and applied papers broadly consistent with the following topic:
The economic history of the provision and financing of higher education and its reflection in the history of economic thought.
Researchers are also encouraged to organize their own sessions.
Keynote speakers will be invited to speak on this year's topic.

The workshop is open to anybody involved in Economic Theory, Economic History and the History of Economic Thought, including both young and experienced researchers, post-doctoral students, and professionals from business, government and non-governmental institutions.

Submission of Papers:
Only full papers may be submitted. All papers must include a cover page with the following information:
. An abstract of up to 500 words, with JEL classification and no more than 5 key words; . Authors' full name, affiliation; . Contact details for corresponding author, such as address, phone, and e-mail.

All papers and organized sessions should be submitted electronically to the workshop organizer,Prof. Dr. Ingo Barens at as doc or pdf files (preferably pdf) on or before May 2, 2007.

Papers must be in English, and should not exceed 25 pages (A4 or letter) including all references, tables and the like. The text should be formatted in Times New Roman 14pt with 1.2 line space and 2.5 cm (1 inch) margin on each side. Footnotes should be formatted in 12pt with 1.2 line space. Please avoid colors in graphs and pages in landscape.
All papers will be peer reviewed. Authors of accepted papers will be notified no later than June 4, 2007.
Paper presenters are expected to discuss one other paper during the workshop. The discussant assignments will be made by the workshop organizers at a later date.

Publication of papers:
A selection of papers presented at the workshop will be published in one or more INFER volumes in due course after the workshop. For details of possible publication outlets see

Registration Fee:
The registration fee for speakers and other participants will be:
. INFER private members: 40 EUR,
. institutional INFER members: 40 EUR,
. non-members: 100 EUR.
Please note: the annual membership fee for private INFER members is 25 EUR only (institutional INFER members 200 EUR). You are invited to become a member!

The workshop will be held at the Faculty of Economics of Darmstadt University of Technology. Darmstadt is a lively university city close to Frankfurt am Main, easily accessible by plane, train or motorway. More information about the University and the city of Darmstadt can be found

Further Information:
Updated information concerning registration details, downloadable registration forms, travel and accommodation facilities, etc. will be provided in due course on this page.
Questions may be directed to the workshop organizer:
Prof. Dr. Ingo Barens (Darmstadt University of Technology),


Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

The 9th International Workshop on Institutional Economics

The 9th International Workshop on Institutional Economics will be held on 21-22 June 2007 at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield in England.


The workshop theme is:
Property, money and firms: the forgotten role of law and the state
Speakers: David Gindis (University of Lyon II), Geoffrey Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire), Geoffrey Ingham (University of Cambridge), Thorbjoern Knudsen (University of Southern Denmark), Patrick O'Brien (LSE), Itai Sened (Washington University at St Louis).

Further details and booking information can be found on the following website:

Canadian Economics Association Conference, June 1-3

The Progressive Economics Forum will once again be active at this year's Canadian Economics Association conference, June 1-3, Dalhousie University, Halifax. For more information on the CEA conference, including registration, accommodation and other info, click here. Please join us.

The 2007 meetings will be extra special as the PEF is happy to announce a new prize in
economics: The John Kenneth Galbraith Prize. We will award the first prize in 2008. This year, we will be joined by Jamie Galbraith to inaugurate the Prize with a keynote lecture. It looks like this will take place on June 3, 10:30 am.

In addition to the Galbraith lecture, we will be presenting six panels. In past years, we have put on some interesting sessions that have added much value to the CEA conference (in our humble opinion), and have had our share of capacity crowds. We expect this year to be no different.
More details to come on our specific time slots, abstracts and all that. Here are the panels, organizers and line-ups as of today:

Topics in Emerging Markets, Mathieu Dufour

Mathieu Dufour, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, International financial crises Sripad Motiram and Vamsi Vakhulabaranam, Dalhousie University and Queens College, Rural-urban migration and peasant agriculture:
Armagan Gezici, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Real sector firm behavior with respect to uncertainty after financial liberalization:Turkey Cihan Yalcin, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, Financial position of firms and their interaction with the macroeconomic environment of Turkey

Taxation and Social Democracy, Erin Weir

Erin Weir, Canadian Labour Congress,
Competitiveness and Corporate Taxes: A Reappraisal Andrew Jackson, Canadian Labour Congress, Progressives and Personal Tax Progressivity Stephen Gordon, Université Laval, The Nordic Approach to Taxation Marion Steele, University of Guelph, Taxes and Housing Policy

Prospects for the Atlantic Regional Economy, David Pringle

Michael Bradfield Dalhousie University
David Chaundy Atlantic Provinces Economic Council Douglas May Memorial University of Newfoundland Pierre-Marcel Desjardins Université de Moncton

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Economic Issues, John Smithin

Heiner Gannsmann, Free University of Berlin, TBA Brenda Spotton Visano, York University, Confronting uncertainty: the fragility of financial institutions in structuring social interaction John Smithin, York University, Economics and politics Nick Falvo, Street Health, Alternative approaches to the affordability of low-income housing

The State and the Economy: New Directions?, Fletcher Baragar

Fletcher Baragar and Robert Chernomas, University of Manitoba, An invasive stage of capitalism Marc Lee, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, TILMA: The framework of investor rights John Loxley, University of Manitoba, Trade union pension fund involvement in PPPs Jesse Hajer, University of Manitoba, Effects of globalisation on public expenditures and tax revenues in OECD countries

Panel: Inequality Ellen Russell

Ellen Russell and Mathieu Dufour, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and University of Massachusetts at Amherst James Galbraith, University of Texas at Austin Armine Yalnizyan, Community Social Planning Council of Toronto

Seminaire Arc 2


LUNDI 19 MARS 2007
DEMI JOURNEE (15h-19h)
ENS Jourdan
Salle 10, bâtiment principal (rez-de-chaussée)
48 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris

Variété du Capitalisme à l'Est

15h-15h15 : Introduction
C. Durand, D. Gatti et J. Mazier (Paris XIII)

15h15- 17h : Varieties of Capitalism in Eastern Europe: Strengths and Weaknesses of Mixed-Market Economies in Poland and Ukraine
Présentation : Vlad Mykhnenko (CPPR - Université de Glasgow)
Contre point : F. Bafoil (CNRS - CERI) et B. Chavance (Paris VII)
17h-17h15 : Pause
17h15 – 19h : La Russie ne peut-elle produire qu'un Capitalisme d'Etat? Les structures du capitalisme russe actuel en perspectives historiques
Présentation : Jacques Sapir (EHESS)
Contre point : R. Motamed-Nejad (Paris I) et J. P. Touffut (Centre Cournot)

Des textes seront disponibles début mars.
Les informations relatives au calendrier du séminaire ARC2 sont disponible aux liens suivants :

Various Approaches to Evolution and Impact of Alternative Institutional Structures

A Workshop in Honor of the Career of Professor A. Allan Schmid
For detailed information: MSUConference.doc

Post Keynesian Economics Study Group

New Perspectives on Keynes’s General Theory

Friday 25 May 2007
Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PH (01223) 507111


2 pm–6 pm (gathering from 1 pm)

Session 1: The Economics of Keynes in Historical Context
Speaker: Michael Lawlor (Wake Forest University)
Discussant: Victoria Chick (University College, London)

Session 2: Keynes’s General Theory, the Rate of Interest and ‘Keynesian’ Economics
Speaker: Geoff Tily (Office for National Statistics)
Discussant: Jan Toporowski (SOAS)

Session 3: The Economics of Keynes: A New Guide to The General Theory
Speaker: Mark Hayes (University of Cambridge)
Discussant: Roy Rotheim (Skidmore College)

Summing up: Geoff Harcourt (University of Cambridge)

There is no registration fee, but please do advise  if you plan to attend so we can plan afternoon refreshments. Thanks to the generous support of Triodos Bank, we will consider applications by post-graduate students for reimbursement of APEX rail fares within the UK.

Meals and accommodation: lunch and dinner are available in Homerton from 12 pm and 6 pm. There is a Travelodge just opposite Homerton College (0870) 191 1601, and a list of local guest-houses and hotels is also available on request.


By rail: 1215 from London Kings Cross, take bus #1 or #7 travelling south (Fulbourne, Sawston–every five minutes), get off at third stop directly opposite Homerton College. Alternatively 20 minute walk. Follow signs to “Ibberson Reception” to conference reception area (number 5/6 on campus map see  ), or ask at Porter’s Lodge.

Global Development Forum

St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London W1
7 to 8.30pm

7th March
Who defines democracy and good governance?

14th March
Aid must always be an extension of foreign policy

21st March
Physical security is the first requirement in development

28th March
The future of Africa is with China

For further information please click here

Permanent Seminary of Heterodox Microeconomics

At UNAM – National University of Mexico in Mexico City
Coordinator: Dr. Gustavo Vargas Sánchez – 
Dr. Mauro Rodriguez

The seminary will be every Friday from: 12 to 14 hs.
At room Octaviano Campos Salas
Faculty of Economics

Session 1. March 9
Inauguration event: Principal: Dr. Roberto Escalante
Conference: “The theoretical and methodology’s characteristics of heterodox micro analysis
Dr. Gustavo Vargas S.

2. March 16
Microfundatios of economics analisys. Kalecki’s view
Mtro. Emilio Caballero Urdiales
Dr. Gustavo Vargas S.
Dr. Mauro Rodríguez

3. March 23
The Transaction´s Cost
Dr. Fernando Jeannot UAM
Dr. Gustavo Vargas S. UNAM

4. March 30
The social capital in the productivity
Dra. Lilia Domínguez
Dra. Flor Brow
Dr. Mauro Rodríguez

5. April 13
Some Teoretical elements of Transnational firm.
Dra. Angelina Gutiérrez Arreola IEE
Dr. Gustavo Vargas FE

6. April 20
Monopoly theory
Mtro. Miguel Cervantes Jiménez UNAM
Dr. Mauro Rodríguez UNAM

7. April 27
Institutionalist Theory of the firm
Dr. Bruno Gandlgruber
Dr. Gustavo Vargas Sánchez

8. May 4
The firm theory in the E. Penrose’s view
Mtra. Irma Escárcega
Dr. Gustavo Vargas S.

The CASE 2007 Winds of Change

The Impact of Globalization on Europe and Asia; 23-24 March 2007 Kyiv, Ukraine

With high growth rates in Asia, most notably China,India, and South-East and Central Asia, Eurasia’s economic centre of gravity is rapidly shifting to the East. At the same time, most of Europe faces serious barriers to growth in the long term. The CASE 2007 Winds of Change conference will examine the causes and consequences of this major shift in economic power and consider the options available to policymakers in various parts of Europe and Asia.
For detailed information: 2007 Conference News 4.pdf

Post Keynesian Economics Study Group

Date for your diary

SOAS, London 16 November 2007
“Post Keynesian perspectives on development economics”


Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

B5 Current Heterodox Approaches
C1 Econometric and Statistical Methods¬General
D0 Microeconomics
E0 Macroeconomics
AF Any Field

The Economics Department at Bucknell seeks applications for one or possibly two entry-level visiting assistant professors for academic year 2007-2008. At least one of the positions carries with it the possibility of appointment for a second year. Appointment will be as a visiting assistant professor, Ph.D. preferred, but candidates with ABD status will be considered. The successful candidate(s) will be able to teach both core and elective courses that could include one to two sections of intermediate political economy, two sections of intermediate macroeconomics, as well as other core courses (principles, intermediate microeconomics), and other economics electives, at the intermediate level, in a field compatible with the candidates’ expertise, and consistent with departmental needs. Letters of application should be sent by March 21, 2007, and should be accompanied by a curriculum vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation, and a short (one or two page) statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy. Contact: Janet Knoedler, Chair, Economics Search Committee, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 17837. Information on the Economics program at Bucknell can be obtained on the web at  An equal opportunity-affirmative action employer.

Sustainable Development Commission- Assistant Policy Advisor, Whitehall Branch

2 year contract, Salary scale £24,439-£28,846 pa (depending on experience)
Flexible working arrangements considered, including secondment

Are you passionate about sustainable development? Would you like to help build capability for sustainability across government? If so, the Sustainable Development Commission could be the place for you.

We are seeking a committed policy advisor for our Whitehall team, to work closely with a range of government departments and agencies to assist them in contributing to the UK Government Sustainable Development Strategy – Securing the Future.

We are seeking someone with good knowledge of sustainable development and an understanding of government processes. You will need an ability to assess quickly where others are “starting from”, and an enthusiasm to explore new ways of working to achieve sustainability results, applying your knowledge to a range of policy areas.

Interested? To discuss the post, contact Emma Downing, Whitehall Team Leader on 020 7238 4989. Application forms and a job description are available below. Applications can be made to and postal applications to Mariam Saleemi, SDC, Ground Floor, Ergon House, Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2RL, quoting Ref: RCRE 567.

Full Job Description
Application Form
Application Form Guidance
Core Competence Framework
Ethnic Questionnaire

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 9 March 2007.

Sustainable Development Commission- Assistant Economics Advisor

2 year contract, Salary scale £24,439-£28,846 pa (depending on experience)
Flexible working arrangements considered, including secondment

We are seeking a committed economic policy advisor for our Economics team, to provide robust support for SDC’s policy analysis across a broad range of sustainability areas.

The SDC's current work programme includes analysis of the relationship between GDP growth, sustainability and human well-being which will contribute to government thinking on well being measurement and policy development. You will also contribute to reviewing Government economic policy in relation to sustainable development objectives including input and analysis of Pre-Budget Reports, annual Budgets and economic spending. You may also be asked to work with SDC colleagues to contribute to other areas of policy work.

We are seeking someone with good knowledge of the economics of sustainable development and an understanding of government processes. You will need enthusiasm to explore new ways of working to achieve sustainability results, applying your knowledge to a range of policy areas.

To discuss this post further, contact Victor Anderson, Economics Advisor on 020 7238 6308.

Full Job Description
Application Form
Application Form Guidance
Core Competence Framework
Ethnic Questionnaire

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 9 March 2007 and interviews will be held during the week of 19th March.

Business Manager for Conference of Socialist Economists

Essential skills include financial management, proficiency in Word/Excel, good written/verbal English, and commitment to CSE's political project.

Knowledge of marketing, academic publishing or website administration an advantage.

Starting salary £24,000, pro-rata for 2.5 days.

Download application pack from
Closing date 12 March


Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles

Wars and Natural Resources

At last summer's URPE Conference, Bill Tabb participated in a plenary entitled "Wars and Natural Resources." The talk he gave became an article which was published in the January 2007 issue of Monthly Review.

You can also find this article on Monthly Review's website:
We have also added it to a page on the URPE website called "Political Economy of War, Natural Resources, Oil, and the Military," under the section "Natural Resources."


Heterodox Journals and Newsletters


Volume 50 Number 1 / January-February 2007 of Challenge is now available at

This issue contains:

Letter From The Editor

Jeff Madrick

Focusing on Health Care and Trade

Dean Baker

Look for a Good Deal on Social Security

Jason Furman

Why Europe Works Less and Grows Taller

Thorvaldur Gylfason

Talking Past the Middle

Stephen Rose, Adam Solomon, Anne Kim

One Nation Under Debt

Christian Weller, Derek Douglas

The Need for Better Internal Oversight of Corporate Lobbying

Robert Repetto

Employment Prospects in Information Technology Jobs for Non—College-Educated Adults

Andrew Sum, Ishwar Khatiwada, Sheila Palma


Milton Friedman: Not a Man for All Seasons

Jeff Madrick


Volume 58, Issue 1, February 2007
Special issue on "Growth and Distribution Recent Developments"


Neri Salvadori

Harry Bloch A. Michael Dockery C. Wyn Morgan David Sapsford

Michael A. Landesmann Robert Stehrer

Marco Missaglia

Alexia Prskawetz Thomas Fent

Lance Taylor Codrina Rada

Leonardo Becchetti Stefania Di Giacomo

Jesus Felipe John S. L. McCombie

Review of Political Economy

Volume 19 Issue 1 is now available online at informaworld ( 

This new issue contains the following articles:

A Random Walk Down Maple Lane? A Critique of Neoclassical Consumption Theory with Reference to Housing Wealth p. 1
Authors: Greg Hannsgen

Beyond Utilitarianism and Deontology: Ethics in Economics p. 21
Authors: Irene Van Staveren

Ethics, Ontology and Capabilities p. 37
Authors: Nuno Martins

The Point of Effective Demand p. 55
Authors: Mark G. Hayes

A Comprehensive Incentives Analysis of the Potential Performance of Market Socialism p. 81
Authors: James A. Yunker

Book Reviews p. 115

Levy News

Digital Newsletter of The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
February 2007

1.Public Policy Brief
2.Policy Note
6.Working Papers
7.Save the Date—16th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference

The Economics of Outsourcing: How Should Policy Respond?
No. 89, 2007

The April AMT Shock: Tax Reform Advice for the New Majority
No. 2007/1

Wealth and Economic Inequality: Who’s at the Top of the Economic Ladder?

Vol. 17, No. 1

Vol. 16, No. 1

Expensive Living: The Greek Experience under the Euro
No. 484

The Balance Sheet Approach to Financial Crises in Emerging Markets
No. 485

Global Imbalances, Bretton Woods II, and Euroland’s Role in All This
No. 486

Class Structure and Economic Inequality
No. 487

Demand Constraints and Big Government
No. 488

Fixed and Flexible Exchange Rates and Currency Sovereignty
No. 489

Global Imbalances: Prospects for the U.S. and World Economies
Thursday and Friday, April 19 and 20, 2007

EAEPE Newsletter

The latest EAEPE Newsletter online can be downloaded at:

The newsletter features

*) The Call for Papers for the EAEPE Conference 2007 in Porto
*) The Programme of the 2nd EAEPE Symposium that will be held in Delft in March 2007
*) Book reviews, discussing the following books:

Morroni, Mario (2006): Knowledge, Scale and Transactions in the Theory of the Firm, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 358 pages; reviewed by Jackie Krafft

Miroslav N. JOVANOVIC (2005) The Economics of European Integration.
Limits and Prospects, Chelteham (UK): E. Elgar, 918 pp., Paperback.; reviewed by Angelo Reati

Marco BUTI and Daniele FRANCO (2005) Fiscal Policy in Economic and Monetary Union. Theory, Evidence and Institutions, Cheltenham
(UK): E. Elgar, 320 pp.; reviewed by Angelo Reati

Jörg HUFFSCHMID (Ed.) (2005) Economic Policy for a Social Europe. A Critique of Neo-Liberalism and Proposals for Alternatives,
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 308 pp.; reviewed by Angelo Reati

Beckert, J. and Zafirovsky, M., editors, 2006. International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology, London and New York: Routledge, 773 pp.; reviewed by Reinhard Pirker.

Please, don't forget to have a look at Calls for events that may interest you on the EAEPE website:

Furthermore, please do not hesitate to consider the EAEPE website to post job adverts for your institution, as well as announcements and calls that may interest the EAEPE community.


Heterodox Books, Book Series, and Book Reviews

A New Political Economy

Edited by Martin McIvor and Hetan Shah

This is the second volume in Compass Programme for Renewal. A New Political Economy explores the economics of The Good Society. This report sets out, for the first time, a comprehensive route map for the centre-left to manage the forces of global capitalism in the interests of society.

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