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Issue 57: February 15, 2008

From the Editor

The Newsletter is again full of new call for papers, seminars, jobs for heterodox economists, and books. In addition for all of you who like blogs, I have listed some heterodox/progressive blogs under Heterodox Websites.

In response to my comments in recent Newsletters regarding ranking journals etc., Jesper Jesperson wrote to me saying that in Denmark (where he teaches) he and others have been asked to set up a list of relevant journals and publishing houses for economics. And Jesper shall represent the heterodox perspective. The issue of identifying heterodox journals (and their implicit ranking) seems to be pervasive across the EU. This, however, brings up the interesting issue of something that might be called open access publishing--see the paper “A Scholarly Interaction and Evaluation Infrastructure for the XXI Century” by Grazia Ietto-Gillies under the section of ‘Heteodox Conference Papers’. Peter Earl has also sketched out a suggestion that would heterodox economists to break free of commercial publishers and let readers download pdfs of their work for free from what he called a Heterodox Economics Library Portal (HELP). Grazia’s and Peter’s innovative thinking (which can be coupled with the IDEAS/RePEc database) is a good beginning response to dealing with the issues of ranking journals and the dissemination of heterodox knowledge in a world that appears to be making it more difficult. I am very interested in what others have to say about these issues.

Fred Lee

In this issue:
  Call for Papers
  - The 10th International Post Keynesian Conference
- Graduate Summer School in Post Keynesian Economics
- EAEPE 2008 Annual Conference, 6-8 November 2008
- Post Keynesian Economics Study Group
- Panel on “Libertarian Communism”
- Summer School on Econophysics and Complexity
- Fifth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability
- Joint IAFFE/URPE Sessions
- Re-Imagining Health Services: Innovations in Community Health
- Historical Materialism – First North American Conference
- International Association for Critical Realism Annual Conference
- The Eleventh international Karl Polanyi Conference
- Labour Across Borders

  Conferences, Seminars and Lectures
  - The Solidarity Economy as a Path Towards Radical Economic Transformation
- Financiarisation : Approches Post-Keynésiennes
- Financialization: Post-Keynesian Approaches
- Developing an Effective Strategy for Corporate Accountability
- From Bodies to Black-Scholes
- G.L.S. Shackle Biennial Memorial Lecture
- The 4th International Conference on Keynes's Influence on Modern Economics
- CHORD (Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution) Workshop
- Séminaire Hétérodoxies du CES-Matisse
- William Petty’s Science
Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
  - Eastern Oregon University
- St. Francis College, Brooklyn
- Leeds University Business School
- Utrecht University
- East Central University
- The Public Policy Institute of California
  Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles
  - Financing Job Guarantee Schemes by Oil Revenue: The Case of Iran
- Climbing Up the Technology Ladder? High-Technology Exports in China and Latin America
- A scholarly interaction and evaluation infrastructure for the XXI century
  Heterodox Journals and Newsletters
  - Challenge
- Forum for Social Economics
- Basic Income Studies
  Heterodox Books and Book Series
  - Monetary And Exchange Rate Systems
- John Maynard Keynes 70 Anos Despues
- The Next American Century
- Eckhard Hein: Money, Distribution Conflict and Capital Accumulation. Contributions to 'Monetary Analysis'
- Complexity Meets Development- A Felicitous Encounter on the Road of Life
- How to Solve the U.S. Housing Problem and Avoid a Recession: Revived HOLC and RTC
- Regarding the Past
- Varieties of Capitalism and New Institutional Deals
- ADVANCES IN EVOLUTIONARY INSTITUTIONAL ECONOMICS: Evolutionary Mechanisms, Non-Knowledge, and Strategy
- Arms, War, and Terrorism in the Global Economy Today
  Heterodox Book Reviews
  Heterodox Graduate Program and PhD Scholarships
  - MA in Technology Governance
Heterodox Websites
  - Heterodox/Progressive Blogs
- United for a Fair Economy
  For Your Information
  - "Breaking the Neoclassical Monopoly in Economics" by Tom Palley
- Economics for Equity and the Environment: E3 Network
- Winner of the Warren Samuels Prize Announced
- Local Economy
- Audio Interview: Does Free Trade Favor Rich Countries?

Call for Papers

The 10th International Post Keynesian Conference

Call for Papers
Theme: Post Keynesian Economic Policy
June 29- July 1, 2008
Kansas City- Missouri USA

For more information go to 
Contact: Heather Starzynski ( )

Graduate Summer School in Post Keynesian Economics

Call for Students and Faculty
June 26-28, 2008
University of Missouri- Kansas City and Center for Full Employment and Price Stability (CFEPS)
For more information go to 
Contact: Heather Starzynski ( )

EAEPE 2008 Annual Conference, 6-8 November 2008


University of Roma Tre, Faculty of Economics,
Via Silvio D’amico 77, 11145 Rome, Italy
Tel. 0039 06 57335603/5722 - Fax 0039 06 57335609/5771
Conference web site: 

The 2008 annual EAEPE Conference will be held in Rome at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Roma Tre. We invite proposals for papers or sessions that address either the general theme of this year conference "Labour, Institutions and Growth in a Global Knowledge-Based Economy" or the topic of one of the Research Areas or both.
Download the announcement.

Post Keynesian Economics Study Group

Call for papers

Inflation targeting: is there a credible alternative?

Balliol College, Oxford, Friday 4 April 2008

The new consensus is that discretionary macroeconomic policy should be limited to inflation targeting by control of the central bank interest rate. The Old Keynesian emphasis on discretionary fiscal and incomes policies has been discarded as no longer credible in terms of either history, theory or politics. This workshop will consider whether Post Keynesians have simply lost the argument, whether a new case can be made for the old policies, and whether Post Keynesian economics can offer fresh, credible policies with superior performance in terms of achieving genuinely full employment and price stability.

The Committee invites proposals for papers and seeks discussants to read the selected papers in advance and give considered and constructive criticism to the meeting. We expect to have three one-hour sessions, including 25 minutes for the main speaker in each session, 15 minutes for the discussant, and allowing 20 minutes for discussion from the floor.

Abstracts (about 500 words) should be sent to not later than 29 February 2008. If accepted, the final paper will be required for distribution in electronic form not later than 21 March 2008.

Visit for up to date details.

Panel on “Libertarian Communism”

1st Anarchist Studies Network Conference

4th-6th September, 2008

Department of Politics, International Relations, & European Studies, Loughborough University, UK

Anarchism and Marxism are routinely depicted as being irreconcilable and hostile worldviews in introductory texts, histories of socialism, and in much of the dominant literature. While anarchists and Marxists share the end goal of a post-capitalist society defined in part by the common ownership of the means of production, the abolition of the wage system and the destruction of the state, differing perspectives on the role and nature of the state and the agents and the organizational forms required to carry out a radical social transformation are often cited as key areas dividing anarchists from Marxists both in theory and practice. A turbulent history between the two from the schism in the First International to the proletarian revolutions at the beginning of the 20th century, notably in Russia and Spain, would seem to further bolster the assertion that anarchism and Marxism are incompatible.

However, a cursory glance at radical social movements through the last century reveals a number of individuals and organizations that defy strict classification into either camp. Joseph Dietzgen, William Morris, Anton Pannekoek, Guy Aldred, Daniel Guerin, Maximilien Rubel, and Noam Chomsky, among others, have to varying degrees combined an anarchist critique of hierarchy and authoritarian social and political relations with a Marxist critique of the capitalist mode of production and alienated labour. Similarly, the anarchist/Marxist distinction has been blurred by organizations and radical social movements ranging from the Industrial Workers of the World and the Anti-Parliamentary Communist Federation to post-68 European autonomist social struggles and the Zapatistas. Recently, John Holloway, author of “Change the World Without Taking Power”, has stated that in the post-Soviet era “the old divisions between anarchism and Marxism are being eroded.”

The tendency for various anarchisms and marxisms to converge has been largely overlooked in the academic community. To these ends, the libertarian communist panel aims to investigate the intersections between historical and contemporary anarchist and Marxist currents including, but not limited to, anarcho-communism, revolutionary syndicalism, autonomist and libertarian Marxism, council communism, social ecology/communalism, and Situationism. Possible topics might include:

- anarchist and Marxist perspectives on revolutionary organization
- the work of Martin Glaberman, Cornelius Castoriadis, Maurice Brinton, and/or other heterodox Marxists emerging from post-WWII Trotskyism
- anarchism, autonomism, and class struggle organizing outside of the “point of production”
- the dialectic of spontaneity and organization in emergent social forms – councils, syndicates, communes, assemblies, informal workplace organization
- the history of the German autonomen
- anarchist and Marxist theories of the state and capital
- the work of Murray Bookchin
- theories of workers’ self-management and non-market socialism

For further information about this panel, please contact Saku Pinta ( ) or Dave Berry ( ). For further information about the conference, see 

Summer School on Econophysics and Complexity

18-26 July 2008
Academy of Economic Studies, Alternative Sciences Association, Bucharest, Romania. Download the booklet.

Fifth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability

University of Technology, Mauritius, 5-7 January 2009 

This Conference aims to develop a holistic view of sustainability, in which environmental, cultural and economic issues are inseparably interlinked. It will work in a multidisciplinary way, across diverse fields and taking varied perspectives in order to address the fundamentals of sustainability.

As well as impressive line-up of international main speakers, the Conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the Conference Call-for-Papers. Papers submitted for the Conference proceedings will be peer-refereed and published in print and electronic formats in the International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability -  If you are unable to attend the Conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in this fully refereed academic Journal, as well as access to the electronic version of the Conference proceedings.

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 14 February 2008. Proposals are reviewed within three weeks of submission.

Joint IAFFE/URPE Sessions

Call for Papers - Annual Meeting
San Francisco, January 3-5, 2009
Joint IAFFE/URPE Sessions*

**Once again, URPE (Union of Radical Political Economics) and IAFFE (International Association for Feminist Economics) plan to co-sponsor up to three sessions at the ASSA annual meeting in 2009.

I will be coordinating these for IAFFE and working with UPRE panel coordinators for the ASSAs -- Fred Moseley and Laurie Nisonoff.

I welcome proposals on feminist and radical political economic theory and applied analysis. At least one of the panels will focus on papers which address the intersections of race and gender. The other two will be based on the topics of proposals received.

Proposals for* individual papers* should include the title, the abstract, and the author's name, institutional affiliation, phone and email. I will also need to know if you (and any co-authors) are a member of URPE and/or IAFFE and will need contact information if different from above during (northern hemisphere) summer months. Please send to 
Proposals for* complete sessions* are possible. If you want to propose a panel, please contact me at

If you are interested in/willing to be a chair or discussant, please let me know.

The* deadline* for proposed papers is* April 11, 2008*.

The number of panels allocated to heterodox organizations is very limited. The joint IAFFE/URPE panels are allocated to URPE. Please note that anyone who presents a paper (but not the chairs or
discussants) must be a member of URPE or IAFFE at the time of*
submission* of the paper or panel proposal. Preference will be given to presenters who are members of both organizations. Contact_  or 413-577-0806 for URPE membership. Contact for IAFFE membership information. /We will confirm membership prior to accepting proposals/. URPE is very serious about this and will cancel panels in which any members (besides chairs or discussants) are not URPE or IAFFE members.

Please note that the date, time, and location of sessions is assigned by ASSA, not URPE or IAFFE. You should receive word from me that your paper/session was accepted by mid-June. ASSA will not assign dates and times until much later in the summer.

Randy Albelda 

Re-Imagining Health Services: Innovations in Community Health

November 6-8, 2008 – Vancouver, British Columbia

Conference on community health innovations The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-BC and Simon Fraser University’s Economic Security Project, along with SFU’s Faculty of Health Sciences and UBC’s Western Regional Training Centre for Health Services Research, are hosting a conference on community health care solutions and innovations titled Re-Imagining Health Services: Innovations in Community Health.

Click here for detailed information.

Historical Materialism – First North American Conference

April 24-26, 2008, York University, Toronto

It is with great excitement that we announce plans for the first ever North American conference sponsored by Historical Materialism: A Journal of Critical Marxist Research. While HM’s annual conference in London has become a major rallying point for hundreds of people working within the traditions of historical materialism, thus far the journal has not had a comparable presence on this side of the Atlantic. That is about to change with this major conference at York University in Toronto, April 24-26, 2008, sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Founders College.

We are now busy organizing panels and themes and attending to all the logistical details involved in hosting a large, dynamic conference of critical scholars and activists. Over the next few weeks, a conference website will be set up and announcements will go out concerning details with respect to agenda, accommodation and travel .

To give you a taste of what we have in store, here is a list of just some of the more than 100 people who have accepted our invitation to present papers at the conference:

Rosemary Hennessey, Bertell Ollman, Johanna Brenner, Aijaz Ahmad, Peter Linebaugh, Joel Kovel, Deborah Cook, Giovanni Arrighi, Leo Panitch, Crystal Bartolovich, Moishe Postone, Barbara Epstein, Ato Sekyi-Otu, Bryan Palmer, Anna Agathangelou, Henry Veltmeyer, Isabella Bakker, Peter McLaren, Nick Dyer-Witheford, Greg Albo, Patrick Murray, Nancy Holmstrom, Bill Carroll, Rick Wolff, Radhika Desai, Stephen Gill, Alfredo Saad-Filho, John Saul, Christopher Phelps . . .

For further information, feel free to email . Or watch for HM mailings in the coming weeks. We hope to see you in Toronto in April.

International Association for Critical Realism Annual Conference

July 11-13 2008, Kings College, London Grounds for Critique: Realism in the Natural and Human Sciences

Plus pre-conference workshop: July 9-10, 2008
Organiser: Professor Alan Norrie, Law School, King's College London Web site: 
Contact for further questions: 

Call for papers
The Conference calls for papers from all areas in the arts and humanities, the natural and social sciences. It invites participants from both within and outside critical realism who are interested to explore critical realist philosophy, method and practice, encouraging a broad focus on the nature and grounds of critique.
We live in a world of deep conflict, rapid change and flux, in which the problems facing human being and the natural world have never been greater.
Challenges posed by techno-scientific fixes to the problems of nature and human nature; by the re-emergence of imperialist conflicts in the name of neo-liberal economics and politics; and by the re-assertion of the division between the secular and the spiritual as the form of modernity and the basis for taking sides in conflict: all provide ample grounds for critique. They also raise the crucial question: what are the grounds of critique at a time when, it is said, critical thinking has lost its way.

Questions of critique are central to critical realism. Whether it be immanent critique throughout its development, explanatory and emancipatory critique in its second phase, dialectical and meta-critique in its third, or the most recent assertion of the meta-real, critical realists have sought to be critical about critique. From these different standpoints, they have drawn on or built bridges to theorists as diverse as Plato and Aristotle, Hegel and Marx, Adorno, Habermas and Derrida. So broad a palette requires
reflexivity: how do the different forms of critique relate to each other, what are their limits, how are they critically assessed? What is specific to critical realist critiques? How are critiques rooted in the western tradition assessed in the light of those from elsewhere in the world? How does critical realism deal with the 'end of critique'? How does it shed light on problems of interdisciplinarity? How does it make emancipation possible?

Such questions lead us more concretely to ways of doing critique. What are our critical methods? How does critique inform normative theory and argument? How do we 'do critique' in relation to both the social and natural sciences and the world? How does it inform political activism and movements for emancipation, or policy formation and outcomes? How is critical realism 'applied', i.e., how does it engage with particular fields or objects, or establish research exemplars and examples? How does it approach, negotiate, challenge and overcome disciplinary boundaries?

The deadline for receiving abstracts for papers is Friday 7 March 2008.

The Eleventh international Karl Polanyi Conference

The eleventh international Karl Polanyi Conference will be held at Concordia University, Montreal from December 4-6, 2008. The theme of this conference, marking the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy at Concordia University, is “The Relevance of Karl Polanyi for the 21st Century”.

The Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy has promoted dialogue among Polanyi scholars for two decades through its biennial international conferences (in Canada and abroad), publications, seminars, public lectures, the Institute web site and collaboration with numerous research networks and academic associations internationally. The centerpiece of the Institute, the Karl Polanyi Archive, has been consulted by researchers and students from universities around the world, resulting in the publication of articles, books and masters and doctoral dissertations. Most recently, the Institute has embarked on an ambitious project to digitalize the entire Archive; the first phase of this project is now complete.

At this anniversary conference, we invite papers on the relevance of the work of Karl Polanyi for scholarship and social change in the 21st century. The influence of Karl Polanyi in the social sciences and the humanities continues to grow, contributing to an intellectual counter-movement. Recent publications call for a renewed political economy inspired, among others, by the work of Karl Polanyi. His contribution to interdisciplinary approaches within the social sciences has been acknowledged as foundational. Within economics, Polanyi’s work is contributing to the construction of a socially rooted, historical and institutional heterodox economics that is effectively challenging the excessively abstract approach of mainstream theory and the limitations of its underlying hypotheses. New research on democratic socio-economic alternatives as they emerge throughout the world also refers extensively to the importance of Polanyi. Researchers are increasingly drawing upon Polanyi’s writings that preceded and followed The Great Transformation. References to Karl Polanyi also appear in the popular media in many parts of the world, reaching a broader public. Polanyi’s contribution to the development of critical approaches in theory, action and policy at the beginning of the 21stcentury is acknowledged within the academic community and by those directly engaged in social transformation strategies. We welcome papers from these many perspectives.

The Great Transformation has been translated into many languages, most recently into modern and also traditional Chinese, with a Korean edition forthcoming. We invite papers on the international resonance of the work of Karl Polanyi.

Unlike previous calls for papers in which we proposed several thematic sub-topics to correspond with a large conference theme, at this time, we have chosen to propose a broad theme to discuss the relevance of Karl Polanyi at a critical time in our history.

As in all previous conferences, we also welcome presentations on the life and work of Karl Polanyi; the role of Polanyi in the history of thought in economics, sociology, history and anthropology.

We invite proposals for individual presentations as well as proposals for panels on specific themes.

Please send abstracts to the Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy ( ) by March 15, 2008. Abstracts must not be more than 300 words. If you propose panels, please include details on the panelists (no more than four) as well as their abstracts.

Labour Across Borders

Call for Manuscripts
Series Editors: Ingo Schmidt and Jeff Taylor
Labour studies once had a national and institutional focus that rarely allowed for "border crossings" that linked labour movements in different countries. A New Labour History arose that challenged both the national and institutional narratives, focusing instead on gender, occupational, racial and regional divisions among workers. Much of this work ignored social class and new work on globalization also often dismisses any notion of labour as a social force within the thin air of a borderless world.
"Labour Across Borders" attempts to resurrect both social class analysis and the perspective of labour as a potentially liberating social force. The series features analyses that at once recognize the divisions among workers that the New Labour History examined and explore possibilities of overcoming them.
This is a peer reviewed book series. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, you may contact Ingo Schmidt ( )
The series will be published with:
AU Press
Athabasca University
Edmonton Learning Centre
1200, 10011 – 109 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8, Canada 
About the editors:
Ingo Schmidt 
Jeff Taylor 


Conferences, Seminars and Lectures



Lundi 11 février (15h-19h)
Salle 216, Centre Panthéon
Accès : 

"Nouvelles approches régulationistes de la monnaie"

Demi-journée présidée par Robert Boyer (*)

15h00- 16h50 : La croyance monétaire, sa puissance et ses formes. Le Cartel des Gauches et le "Mur de l'argent"
Présentation : Frédéric Lordon (CNRS, CSE), André Orléan (CNRS, PSE, EHESS)

16h50-17h10 : Pause

17h10 – 19h00 : De la monnaie comme fait social total. Introduction à La monnaie dévoilée par ses crises, Editions de l'EHESS (2008)
Présentation : Bruno Théret (CNRS, IRISES)

(*) Sous réserve de confirmation

Le calendrier du séminaire ARC2 est disponible sur les deux sites suivants : 

Prochaines séances :

14 avril
Les "nouvelles universités" en Europe
Organisée par P. Petit, C. Vercellone

16 juin
Finance et économie de la connaissance
Organisée par E. M. Mouhoud, B. Paulré, D. Plihon

The Solidarity Economy as a Path Towards Radical Economic Transformation

U.S. Solidarity Economy Network (SEN) event. We have organized a panel on the solidarity economy at the Left Forum March 14-16, in NYC (info about the Left Forum is copied below). A brief description of the panel follows:

This panel will introduce the Solidarity Economy framework and debates that exist among its proponents about key aspects of solidarity economy organizing.
Moderator: Julie Matthaei, Wellesley College and Guramylay: Growing the Green Economy
Emily Kawano, Director, Center for Popular Economics and U.S. Solidarity Economy Network
Dan Swinney, Center for Labor and Community Research
Ethan Miller, Grassroots Economic Organizing and Data Commons
Ethel Cote, CCEDNET (Canadian CED Network) & Economie Solidaire de l'Ontario

SEN is also organizing a public meeting about the solidarity economy and SEN on Friday from 4-6 pm. We're trying to get a room at CUNY, details TBA. This will be more of an organizational meeting than the Left Forum panel.

Financiarisation : Approches Post-Keynésiennes

Journée d'études
29 Avril, Lille (Cité Scientifique, Bâtiment SH2, salle du conseil, premier étage)

Download the flyer.

Financialization: Post-Keynesian Approaches

29 April, Lille
(Cité Scientifique, SH2 Building, Council Room, First Floor)

Download the flyer.

Developing an Effective Strategy for Corporate Accountability

We cordially invite you to Developing an effective strategy for Corporate Accountability: Limited Liability and Justice in the Global Political Economy where Dr Stephanie Blankenburg, Professor Peter Muchlinski and Dr Dan Plesch will discuss the work of The Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy in applying the research on corporate accountability originally set out in the paper as discussed by The Guardian’s Larry Elliott
The panel will be discussing ways to bring justice to victims of corporate wrongdoing as in the Farepak, Bhopal and Biwater (Tanzanian water privatization) cases.

Dr Blankenburg is currently on secondment as an economics advisor and analyst in Venezuela. 

Tue 4th March 1.00-3.00 pm
Khalili Lecture Theatre SOAS Russell Sq 

There is no need to register, but if you could tell us if you are coming – by replying to – it would be helpful and appreciated. We shall be audio recording this event and providing a transcript on our website.

Please feel free to place this on a notice board and circulate this email to others. If you do, please cc

From Bodies to Black-Scholes

A Two-day Workshop on Performativity and the Social Studies of Finance
Organized by Daniel Beunza (Columbia U.) and Yuval Millo (LSE)
Columbia Business School, New York, 28-29 April 2008

The Social Studies of Finance (SSF) is one of the fastest-growing and most intriguing new fields in the social sciences today. Born from the intersection of sociology of science, economic sociology, management and critical accounting, SSF offers a new vantage point for the analysis of financial markets and their dynamics.

This intensive two-day workshop is convened by Daniel Beunza from Columbia Business School and Yuval Millo from the London School of Economics. It is aimed at presenting the field to newcomers, and is directed at research students and early-career researchers in accounting, finance, management, political science and sociology.

To allow effective discussion, the group size is limited to 12 participants. The workshop’s fee is US$ 200, which includes meals. To apply for the workshop, please send by February 31 your CV and a one-page description of your research and how it relates to SSF to 

For more details see: 

G.L.S. Shackle Biennial Memorial Lecture

St Edmund's College is pleased to announce the second in a series of biennial lectures in memory of the late Professor G.L.S. Shackle.
'Risk, Uncertainty and Financial Stability'
Professor Charles Goodhart CBE FBA, Norman Sosnow Professor of Banking and Finance, London School of Economics and Political Science from 1985-2002, now Emeritus; Joint Founder, 1987, Deputy Director 1987-2005 and Member since 2005, Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics. External member of the Monetary Policy Committee, 1997-2000. Publications include: Money, Information and Uncertainty, 1975; the Evolution of Central Banks, 1985, The Operation and Regulation of Financial Markets 1987, The Future of Central banking, 1994.
To be held at 5.00pm on Thursday 6th March 2008 at the Faculty of Law in Lecture Room LG19, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DZ. All are welcome. Entry is free. A reception will be held following the lecture and refreshments will be provided.
Enquiries: please contact the Master's Secretary ( ) Tel: 01223 336122.

The 4th International Conference on Keynes's Influence on Modern Economics

The Keynesian Revolution Reassessed

The main purpose of this conference is to deepen and widen our understanding of the present situation in which economics is put and ask where economics is going, in terms of Keynes's influence and Keynesianism which have been remarkable from the early 1920s up to the present, from the points of view of history of economic thought, and economic theory/policy.
In this conference economists with diverse backgrounds are invited to address Keynesian Legacy and Modern Economics and read his/her paper.
We consider that this is a passing point for studying, examining and clarifying the above theme rather than an once-and-for-all conference. We also declare that this major message will be pursued further on the basis on international cooperation.

Date: 19 (Wed.) and 20(Thurs.) March 2008
Venue: Sophia University, Tokyo
Room 2-510
(with Room 2-507 as Refreshment Room)

[* The 1st (24 & 25 Sept. 2005, Sophia Symposium, Sophia Univ.), the 2nd (23 March 2006, Hitotsubashi Univ.) and the 3rd (14 & 15 March 2007, Sophia Univ.).]

Download the program.

CHORD (Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution) Workshop

Acquisition and Exchange Outside the Formal Market

2 April 2008

The workshop will be held at:
the University of Wolverhampton, UK

Programme, abstracts and registration forms can be found at: 

11.00 - 11.30 Welcome and coffee
11.30 - 12.00 James Davis, Queen's University Belfast, Finding evidence for second-hand marketing in late medieval England
12.00 - 12.30 John Hinks, University of Leicester, On the margins of the book trade in early modern England
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.00 Vivienne Richmond, Goldsmiths College, ‘Quite a novelty in Pinner’: The jumble sale in late nineteenth-century England
14.00 - 14.30 Margaret Cooper, University of Birmingham, ‘24 [sept. 1766] a doz: of pidgeons … six pidgeons’: a social network of food
14.30 - 15.00 Coffee
15.00 - 15.30 Shelley Tickell, University of Hertfordshire, ‘We are pester’d by these creatures’ – shoplifting prevention in eighteenth-century London
15.30 - 16.00 Round-table Discussion
For further information, please contact Dr Laura Ugolini, HAGRI / HLSS, Room MC233, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SB, UK. E-mail: 

Séminaire Hétérodoxies du CES-Matisse

Maison des Sciences Economiques
106-112 Boulevard de l'Hôpital –
75647 Paris Cedex 13
Tél. : 33 (1) 44 07 81 55
Fax : 33 (1) 44 07 83 36

Séminaire Hétérodoxies du CES-Matisse
En lien avec International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy

Mardi 19 février 2008
14h – 17h
Séance en anglais co-organisée et présidée par Nicolas Pons-Vignon (University of the Witwatersand, CSID)

Mushtaq Khan (SOAS) 
A Critique of the Case for Democracy
in Developing Countries
Discutants : Nicolas Meisel (AFD) et Bruno Tinel (CES-Matisse, Paris 1)

Chris Cramer (SOAS) 
Trajectories of Accumulation in War and Peace Discutants : Jacques Sapir (Cemi, EHESS) et Claude Serfati (C3ED, Uvsq)

Deux économistes de la School of Oriental and African Studies (Université de Londres) traiteront des liens, d'une part, entre démocratie et développement et, d'autre part, entre guerres et accumulation. Leurs travaux apportent un éclairage original sur deux des questions les plus importantes et controversées dans les débats actuels concernant le développement et les rapports Nord/Sud :

• La démocratie est-elle un préalable nécessaire au
développement ?

• La guerre est-elle l'antithèse du développement ?

MSE, 106 Bld de l'Hôpital, 75013 PARIS (M° Campo Formio/Place d'Italie) Salle des Conférences (6ème étage)

Les communications sont disponibles sur le site : 

Responsables du séminaire : Bruno Amable, Christophe Ramaux, Bruno Tinel et Carlo Vercellone. Contact :  Seminaire-Heterodoxies@univ-     

William Petty’s Science

Dr. Ted McCormick, National University of Ireland.

Wednesday March 5 2008. 5.30 to 7.00 p.m.

Ricardo Lecture Theatre, Department of Economics, University College London.
Drayton House, 30 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AX.
Corner of Gordon Street and Euston Road.
Directly opposite Euston Station (same building as Friends’ House).

William Petty (1623-87) is best known for his anticipation of “scientific economics”. But his interest in economic questions grew out of his other “scientific” career, as a physician, experimental philosopher and projector in the midst of the Scientific Revolution. His medical training, his pursuit of experimental knowledge, economic improvement and educational reform with the Hartlib Circle, his work on the Down Survey of Ireland and his experience of Cromwellian and Restoration politics all shaped his understanding of how policy could transform a nation’s situation by improving both natural resources and human populations. The result, “political arithmetic”, was less an anticipation of modern economic analysis than an application of seventeenth-century science.

Students and staff of the University and others interested in the subject are all welcome. No ticket necessary and no charge for admission.

An Inter-Disciplinary Seminar on the History and Philosophy of Economic Thought.

For further details, contact:
Hugh Goodacre
020 7679 5889 


Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

Eastern Oregon University

Asst. Professor of Philosophy, Politics & Economics
Institution: Eastern Oregon University
Location: La Grande, OR
Category: Faculty - Liberal Arts - Economics
Posted: 01/28/2008
Application Due: 02/29/2008
Type: Full Time
Position Description: Eastern Oregon University invites applications to fill a tenure-track position in an innovative interdisciplinary Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Program, beginning fall 2008. Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research agenda. Responsibilities will include teaching Principles of Microeconomics as well as an opportunity to contribute to an emerging program in Public Administration.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Economics or related field, from a regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent is required. For accreditation agencies recognized by EOU, see the web page at: . Candidates should have at least one of the following areas of specialization: managerial economics, environmental economics, international economics, public budgeting and finance. U.S. citizenship or permanent residence status is required.

Rank: This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. Appointment begins September 16, 2008.

Application: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, evidence of successful teaching, and the names, e-mails, and phone numbers of three professional references to:

PPE Search Committee
Eastern Oregon University, College of Arts & Sciences
One University Blvd., ACK 202
La Grande, Oregon 97850
Phone: 541-962-3340, Fax: 541-962-3898

Application Deadline: Application materials must be received by February 29, 2008. Material received after the deadline may be considered. Only applicants providing all materials will be considered.

Application Information
Postal Address: Eastern Oregon University
One University Boulevard
College of Arts & Sciences, ACK 202
La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: 541-962-3340
Fax: 541-962-3989
Email Address: 

St. Francis College, Brooklyn

Assistant Professor of Economics - tenure track position
The Department of Economics, History and Political Science at St. Francis College, Brooklyn invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Economics beginning in Fall 2008. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Economics and show a commitment to teaching. The college offers a B.A. degree in Economics, and is also responsible for teaching introductory courses to non-majors. St. Francis College is a small, non-residential, independent college whose mission focuses on the provision of education to the community of Brooklyn and adjacent areas. Potential applicants are encouraged to review the college's website, prior to applying for the position. Additional information may be obtained by writing to the Chairperson of the department, Paddy Quick, at
Send resume and cover letter to: hr@stfranciscollege.brooklyn

Leeds University Business School

Economics Division Hiring Document
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Economics
Leeds University Business School wishes to make two appointments to its Economics Division at the level of lecturer or senior lecturer in economics, tenable from 1 July 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applicants should possess, or be near to completing, a Ph.D. in economics from an accredited institution with a successful record of research and publications in economics of international quality or the clear potential for such publications. Areas of interest include applied microeconomic theory, industrial economics and game theory, international economics, comparative economic systems, development economics and macroeconomics. However, the field is open to any recognised area of economics and the quality of the candidate rather than the area of specialisation will be decisive. The successful candidates will have a strong grounding in economics and be capable of high-quality teaching at PhD, Masters and undergraduate levels. Appointment at senior level will be considered only if the candidate already possesses a research record of international standing, and can provide evidence of quality teaching. Those interested should complete a University of Leeds application form available from  and click on ‘jobs’, send their CV, at least one completed research paper, if available evidence of teaching ability and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be forwarded to Clare Henson, Dean’s Office, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT email . Informal enquiries to: Dr Martin J. Carter, Head, Economics Division, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK LS2 9JT (e-mail ). Closing date 22 February 2008.

Utrecht University

Utrecht School of Economics at Utrecht University will soon have a vacancy for an Assistant Professor or, depending on qualifications, an Associate Professor in Organisational Economics.

Any person willing to discuss the vacancy can get in touch with the chair holder professor Hans Schenk by email ( ). Obviously, all contacts will be treated confidentially. The Chair specialises in matters of corporate governance, strategy, organisation theory, mergers, competition policy and industrial dynamics and innovation.

The post involves teaching and research. Excellent researchers may receive research time vouchers for up to 60 % of their contract time. The minimum teaching load is 30 % of contract time. Applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate both high research and teaching capabilities and a zeal for innovative, non-mainstream work. The Associate position also involves managerial tasks.”

East Central University

East Central University (ECU) invites applications for a tenure-track, nine month faculty position (with summer teaching available) at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2008. ECU is a student-centered regional state university located in Ada, Oklahoma. ECU’s 4,500 students come from 24 countries and 25 different states. In this close-knit academic community, faculty and staff alike focus upon administering to the students.
Duties: Primary faculty duties will include the following: teach undergraduate courses in the classroom; develop and teach classes to be offered in a distance-learning environment; and mentor a wide array of students. Interest in community service activities or the establishment of a research stream that might result in publication or conference presentations is a plus. Teaching assignments can be adjusted to accommodate the candidate’s expertise.
Qualifications: Candidates should have earned an appropriate degree (PhD or DBA) with specialization in Economics. ABD candidates will also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with professional experience and/or proven instructional expertise. The ability to develop and teach online courses in Economics and/or qualified to teach Finance courses are a plus.
The School of Business offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Business Administration and is in the proposal stage of offering a Master of Science in Accounting, which will include a graduate-level economics course. The School of Business is ACBSP accredited.
Apply: Applicants should send a letter of application, current vita, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and contact information (names, addresses, phone numbers) for at least three professional references to: Ms. Leslie Martin, Human Resources Director, East Central University, Ada, OK 74820.
Application review will begin March 1, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

The Public Policy Institute of California

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a private, nonprofit, research organization, conducting nonpartisan policy research with an active outreach program. PPIC aims to inform and improve public policy through high-quality, independent, nonpartisan research and analysis of public policy issues affecting California. PPIC's research agenda focuses on economic development, education, environment and resources, governance, population, public finance, and social and health policy.

I'd like to bring three job opportunities to your attention.

First, we have a Dissertation Fellow position available. The Dissertation Fellow position is designed for doctoral candidates whose dissertation topic and career goals are related to public policy issues. In particular, scholars whose research will benefit from access to PPIC's databases and consultation with PPIC staff are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants should be in a Ph.D. program that will lead to a career in public policy research. Examples of eligible fields of study include demography, economics, education, geography, political science, psychology, public policy, sociology, social welfare, and urban planning. For more details on the Dissertation Fellow positions visit this link 

Second, we have Visiting Fellow opportunities available. The visiting fellow positions are designed for candidates whose career goals are related to public policy. Qualified applicants will have a well-established career in research and a PhD. or equivalent experience in demography, education, economics, geography, political science, public policy, sociology, urban planning, or a related field. For more details on the Visiting Fellow positions visit this link: 

Third, I'd also like to let you know that we have several summer internship opportunities available, as detailed in the descriptions on our website at  The PPIC summer internships are particularly appropriate for current students in graduate programs in economics, public administration, public policy, and related disciplines; recently graduated undergraduates with strong research skills and/or equivalent experience may also qualify. The application deadline for summer internships is March 14, 2008.

Additionally, we have policy analyst and senior fellow positions available, which can be viewed at this link: 

We would appreciate your assistance in spreading the word about these job opportunities to qualified candidates. PPIC values the wide variety of backgrounds and experiences of our staff. Key elements in the consideration of qualified candidates include excellence; diversity of talents, backgrounds, and viewpoints; and a strong fit with our mission
and goals. PPIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Contact List: We plan to contact you periodically through e-mail with notes about PPIC research job openings. Please let me know if you'd prefer we don't do that, or if there are other contacts we should add.

Chris Marhula

Chris Marhula
Human Resources Assistant

500 Washington Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94111
tel 415-291-4485
fax 415-291-4401


Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles

Levy News January 2008 Report

Volume 18, No. 1 
The Report, a quarterly newsletter, is aimed at a diverse general audience interested in policy matters. It includes interviews with prominent scholars and public officials who can provide insights into current topics of debate, editorials by Levy Institute research staff, summaries of new publications, synopses of conferences and other events, and news of the Institute and its scholars.

Financing Job Guarantee Schemes by Oil Revenue: The Case of Iran

Working Paper No. 527 
Generously subsidized loans to the private sector by state-owned banks have not been successful in generating sufficient employment opportunities for a rapidly increasing workforce in Iran. In 2006, three million persons—12.75 percent of the labor force—were unemployed, and the unemployment rate for women was more than 23 percent. In order to prevent a social disaster, the author recommends a government employment guarantee scheme, which could be financed using the country’s Oil Stabilization Fund.

Climbing Up the Technology Ladder? High-Technology Exports in China and Latin America

by Kevin P. Gallagher & Roberto Porzecanski

U.C. Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies Working Paper No. 20

The developed world has lost significant market share in high technology exports. China has captured the bulk of those exports and Latin America is falling far behind. Authors Kevin Gallagher and Roberto Porzecanski find that in 1980 China was ranked 99th of all nations in terms of the percentage of global exports in high technology; by 2005 China had climbed to second place in the world. Not only is Latin America losing global shares, but the authors find that close to 95% of all Latin American high technology exports are under some sort of “threat” from China, comprising more than 12% of total exports from Latin America. Whereas Latin America has been following a “neo-liberal” set of trade and technology policies, China has been pursuing a “neo-developmental” policy that has outperformed Latin America decisively.
The paper is available at: 

For more on GDAE’s Globalization and Sustainable Development Program: 

A scholarly interaction and evaluation infrastructure for the XXI century

Grazia Ietto-Gillies 2008
Working papers of the Centre for International Business Studies (CIBS), London South Bank University, 1-08;


Heterodox Journals and Newsletters


Volume 51 Number 1 / January - February 2008 of Challenge is now available on the web site at

This issue contains:

Letter from the Editor


Jeff Madrick


The Decline of Good Jobs: How Have Jobs with Adequate Pay and Benefits Done?


John Schmitt


The Importance of Accounting for Job Quality: Charting U.S. Economic Performance with Alternative Labor Market Indicators


David Howell, Mamadou Diallo


The Erosion of Middle-Class Economic Security After 2001


Christian Weller


The Crisis of the European Union: Weakening of the EU Social Model


Vincent Navarro, John Schmitt


The Squandering of America's Assets


Robert Kuttner


Understanding the Credit Crunch as a Minsky Moment


Charles Whalen


A Sick Society


Mike Sharpe

Forum for Social Economics

Now published with Springer
John Marangos, Department of Economics, Colorado State University

Aims & Scope
The Forum for Social Economics is an international journal sponsored by the Association for Social Economics.
For 35 years the Forum has published high quality peer-reviewed papers. The primary focus of the Forum is on applying social economic analysis to practical policy issues and/or the implications of alternative policy perspectives encompassing the social economy.
The Forum is a pluralistic journal publishing work that addresses economic issues within wider ethical, cultural or natural environmental contexts, and is sympathetic to papers that transcend established disciplinary boundaries. Papers should make a contribution to past or current socioeconomic issues that have contemporary relevance to economists, social scientists, policy makers and business.
The journal welcomes stimulating original articles that are clearly written and draw upon contemporary policy-related research. Preference is given to non-technical articles of topical and historical interest that will appeal to a wide range of readers. The journal is also interested in serving as an avenue for issues regarding teaching economics, in particular teaching approaches to social and heterodox economics.

The Forum invites graduate students to submit research papers. Proof of graduate student status should be provided with the submission. While the students’ papers will go through the regular review process and be held to the same standards for acceptance as other submissions, the panel of reviewers will serve a mentoring role to advise the student to strengthen the paper.
Associate Editor:
Mark D. White, Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy, College of Staten Island/CUNY, Staten Island, NY, USA

Editorial Board:
Adelheid Biesecker, Professor for Economic Theory at the University of Bremen, Germany
Elissa Braunstein, Department of Economics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Grainne Collins, Employment Research Centre, Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Wolfram Elsner, Institute for Institutional and Innovation Economics - iino, Department of Economics, University of Bremen, Germany
Alan Hutton, Division of Public Policy Group, Caledonian Business School, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK
Roel Jongeneel, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Anne M. de Bruin, Department of Commerce, Massey University at Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
Ellen Mutari, General Studies Division, Richard Stockton College, Pomona NJ, USA
Paul P. Wojick, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, USA

Submit your paper now!

Papers should be submitted via Editorial Manager:

Annually the Editor-in-Chief will select the best paper submitted to the Journal, and the
author of that article is granted the “Springer Best Paper Award” a financial contribution of US$ 500,--.

Basic Income Studies

The Berkeley Electronic Press is pleased to announce the following peer reviewed articles recently published in Basic Income Studies. To view any of the articles in question, simply click on the links below.
Debate: Basic Income and the Republican Legacy
Vol. 2, Issue 2 features a debate, guest-edited by David Casassas (University of Oxford), on the justification of basic income within republican political thought.

Basic Income and the Republican Ideal: Rethinking Material Independence in Contemporary Societies
David Casassas

A Republican Right to Basic Income?
Philip Pettit

Property and Republican Freedom: An Institutional Approach to Basic Income
Antoni Domènech and Daniel Raventós

Why Republicanism?
Carole Pateman

The Republican Case for Basic Income: A Plea for Difficulty
Stuart White

Research Articles

Is Basic Income Viable?
David Purdy

A Basic Income for Housing? Simulating a Universal Housing Transfer in the Netherlands and Sweden
Manos Matsaganis and Maria Flevotomou

Anthroposophical Reflections on Basic Income
Johannes Hohlenberg, Simon Birnbaum, and Erik Christensen

Research Notes
Basic Income and Economic Integration
Bill Jordan

Reforming Tax Incentives into Uniform Refundable Tax Credits
Lily L. Batchelder and Fred T. Goldberg Jr.

About this journal
Basic Income Studies is the first peer-reviewed journal devoted to basic income and related issues of poverty relief and universal welfare. An exciting venture supported by major international networks of scholars, policy makers, and activists, Basic Income Studies is the only forum for scholarly research on this leading edge movement in contemporary social policy. Articles discuss the design and implementation of basic income schemes, and address the theory and practice of universal welfare in clear, non-technical language that engages the wider policy community. The journal's editors represent the forefront of research in poverty, political theory, welfare reform, ethics, and public finance, at institutions such as the University of Amsterdam, Columbia University, the University of Buenos Aires, UCLA, the London School of Economics, and the Spanish Ministry of Public Affairs.


Heterodox Books and Book Series

Monetary And Exchange Rate Systems

A Global View of Financial Crises
Edited by Louis-Philippe Rochon, Associate Professor of Economics, Laurentian University, Canada and Sergio Rossi, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Combining critical perspectives with a positive contribution to economic policy, both national and international, this book considers the causes and consequences of recent financial crises presenting cutting-edge material.

Contents: Introduction Part I: Financial Liberalization and Financial Crises Part II: From Financial Instability to Macroeconomic Performance Index Contributors: P. Arestis, K.-F. Chin, E. Correa, P. Davidson, J. Ferreiro, C. Gnos, C. Gómez, J. Jespersen, J.-F. Ponsot, L.-P. Rochon, S. Rossi, A. Terzi, D. Tropeano, G. Vidal, L.R. Wray

John Maynard Keynes 70 Anos Despues

Una Visión Mexicana de la Teoría General del Empleo, el Interés y el Dinero

La Teoría General del Empleo, Interés y el Dinero cambió el rumbo económico de una nación y de la ciencia económica. ¿Tiene aún validez? ¿Son importantes sus planteamientos? ¿Puede descubrirse algo? ¿La globalización mantiene vigentes los principios económicos de Keynes? (cont.)

The Next American Century

The Next American Century identifies and describes three modern waves of world economic integration. Professor Van Lear extensively demonstrates America's important role in driving the current era of globalization. Focusing on the varying and interrelated social, political, and economic dimensions of nation-state integration, this study addresses important issues such as the evolution in policy and institutions, the dynamics of economics and finance, and the discontents of contemporary globalization. The book centers in on the core economic driving mechanisms of globalization and examines the themes of wealth, power, class and policy in an age of globalization. Employing a diversity of scholarship and a critical yet fair examination of current economic evolution, this book offers a thorough explanation for the causes and consequences of globalization.
About the Author
William Van Lear is a tenured full professor of economics at Belmont Abbey College, a private liberal arts Catholic college located near Charlotte, North Carolina. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986 and a B.A. in Economics from Gettysburg College in 1980. His teaching specializations include macro-financial economics, political economy, economic history, and international economics. Professor Van Lear has won three teaching awards, has served as head of the College's Faculty Assembly, and serves on two community non-profit boards. His first book is entitled A Populist Challenge to Corporate Capitalism published by World Scientific Publishing Company in 2002.^DB/CATALOG.db&eqSKUdata=0761839062

Eckhard Hein: Money, Distribution Conflict and Capital Accumulation. Contributions to 'Monetary Analysis'

 Palgrave Macmillan, Houndsmill, Basingstoke 2008.
The book demonstrates that 'monetary analysis', as contained in Post-Keynesian monetary theories, but also in the Neo-Ricardian monetary theory of distribution and in Marx's monetary analysis, can be integrated into Post-Keynesian models of distribution of growth in a consistent way. The integration of endogenous money and credit, as well as an exogenous monetary interest rate mainly determined by central bank policies into demand driven distribution and growth models also contributes to a Post-Keynesian alternative to New Consensus macroeconomics. More: 

Complexity Meets Development- A Felicitous Encounter on the Road of Life

Lewis L. Smith
Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico, The United States of America
Brief report Received: 16. April 2007. Accepted: 9. October 2007.
Since before Adam Smith, economists have been concerned with development. However, they have
seldom understood it or paid it enough mind. For example, the “sequence” economists, such as Marx in
the 19th Century and Rostow in the 20th sought to force development everywhere into a rigid pattern.
Since 1874, the marginalists and their Neoliberal descendents have emphasised comparative statics and
steady-state equilibriums, not growth (cont.)

How to Solve the U.S. Housing Problem and Avoid a Recession: Revived HOLC and RTC

By Paul Davidson

Download the paper.

Regarding the Past

Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia
University of Queensland
11-13 July 2007
Edited by Peter E. Earl and Bruce Littleboy
Download the book.

Varieties of Capitalism and New Institutional Deals

Regulation, Welfare and the New Economy
Edited by Wolfram Elsner, University of Bremen, Germany and
Gerhard Hanappi, University of Technology, of Vienna, Austria

In response to global and technological challenges, this important new book highlights the continuing diversity of national institutional reconfigurations and policy reforms from an institutional-economics perspective. The distinguished contributors offer a fresh and critical appraisal of three interconnected fields of research; ‘varieties of capitalism’, the ‘new economy’ and ‘new institutional deals’. In so doing, this book will undoubtedly become a benchmark for the analysis of comparative institutional systems and for the further development of institutional-economic theory, and state and policy reform.
Feb 2008 c 320 pp Hardback 978 1 84720 473 8 c £69.95
Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar, 2008.

ADVANCES IN EVOLUTIONARY INSTITUTIONAL ECONOMICS: Evolutionary Mechanisms, Non-Knowledge, and Strategy

ed. by G. Hanappi and W. Elsner,
Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar, 2008.

Arms, War, and Terrorism in the Global Economy Today

Economic Analyses and Civilian Alternatives
ed. by W. Elsner, Hamburg: LIT, and New Brunswick, NJ, USA: Tansaction Publishers, 2007.


Heterodox Book Reviews


by Jaroslav Husár, Slovakia: EKONÓM, 2007. ISBN: 978-80-225-2366-0; 342 pages.
Reviewed by Karol Szomolányi, Economic University of Bratislava
Download the review.


Heterodox Graduate Program and PhD Scholarships

MA in Technology Governance

Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
The one-year Masters program in Technology Governance is a technology-focused special graduate degree in Innovation Policy, Industrial Policy and Development Economics. Theoretically, it presents a realistic alternative to mainstream ("Standard Textbook") Economics. It is taught entirely in English – partially in modules (intensive week-long classes) and partially by overarching courses and workshops; also, there are many excursions and practical visits. The program culminates in a thesis that is to be completed by the end of the academic year.
Because of its specific focus and trans-disciplinary approach, the MA is equally interesting as a first graduate degree right after undergraduate education, as an additional graduate degree after a lesstrans-disciplinary one, and as an early- or mid-career professional degree for those working in technology government fields, such as ministries, development and promotion authorities, and private companies and NGOs dealing with the subject matter.
Seven good reasons to apply to the Technology Governance program:
• studying in one of the most successful new EU member countries with one of the most developed ICT infrastructures worldwide – home of Skype and eVoting
• studying in one of the top "funky towns" of the world, a UNESCO world heritage site with beaches and skiing tracks alike
• studying at one of the leading technical universities in the region
• a specialized, recognized MA degree within one academic year
• very low costs compared to similar degree programs
• lectures by top international scholars and thinkers and award-winning lecturers in the field – Carlota Perez, Erik S. Reinert, and Jan Kregel among them
• possibility to study a semester at partner universities all over Europe
Do you have a Bachelor's degree and a good command of the English language? Do you also have adequate basic knowledge in economics, history, and technology? Then Technology Governance might be a perfect opportunity for you to immerse yourself in this special field of interest.
For further information, visit our website: or download the flyer.


Heterodox Websites

Heterodox/Progressive Blogs

Eric Nilsson:

Thomas Palley:

Robert Vienneau:

Dean Baker:

The Progressive Economics Forum:

United for a Fair Economy
United for a Fair Economy is a national, independent, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. UFE raises awareness that concentrated wealth and power undermine the economy, corrupt democracy, deepen the racial divide, and tear communities apart. We support and help build social movements for greater equality.


For Your Information

"Breaking the Neoclassical Monopoly in Economics" by Tom Palley

For the past 25 years, the so-called “Washington Consensus” – comprising measures aimed at expanding the role of markets and constraining the role of the state – has dominated economic development policy. As John Williamson, who coined the term, put it in 2002, these measures “are motherhood and apple pie, which is why they commanded a consensus.”

Not anymore. Dani Rodrik, a renowned Harvard University economist, is the latest to challenge the intellectual foundations of the Washington Consensus in a powerful new book titled One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth. Rodrik’s thesis is that though there is only one economics, there are many recipes for development success (cont).

Economics for Equity and the Environment: E3 Network

Summer Internship Program for Graduate Students in Economics

E3 is a network of economists who are developing and applying economic arguments for active protection of human health and the natural environment. We believe:

* A clean and safe environment is a birthright of every person. It is not a commodity to be distributed on the basis of purchasing power, nor a privilege to be distributed on the basis of political power.
* Safeguarding the natural environment is inseparable from promoting social justice. Without a fair distribution of wealth and power, neither the free market nor government regulation will guarantee environmental quality and human well-being.
* Today's environmental challenges demand new thinking. By engaging with real-world problems economists can help craft effective solutions and build a more just and sustainable future.

E3 Network's mission is to develop better theory and research within the economics profession, and to involve economists who share our principles more actively in policy development, through dialogue and cooperation with environmental advocates.

E3's internship program pays for graduate students in economics to work with non-governmental organizations on environmental issues during the summer months. NGOs benefit from the expertise of the interns' training in economics. Graduate students learn about the real world issues confronting the environmental community and explore possible avenues for their research and professional development. Interns also attend a two-day summer workshop where they attend seminars and work closely with E3 economists on their research ideas.

Recent interns were placed with the National Research Defense Council, International Rivers Network, Clean Air-Cool Planet, Global Development and Environment Institute, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Massachusetts Climate Action Network.

The deadline for applications for Summer 2008 is March 15. To apply, please email the following information by the March 1 deadline to

* Curriculum vita
* One letter of reference
* A two-page statement of your research interests and how they relate to E3 Network's principles

For more information, please visit our website at:

Winner of the Warren Samuels Prize Announced

The recipients of the 2008 Warren Samuels Prize are Steven Pressman and Robert H. Scott, III, both of Monmouth University, USA, for their paper entitled The Misplaced Interest in Government Measures of Poverty and Inequality.

They were awarded with a plaque and a US$500 stipend during the Association for Social Economics (ASE) presidential breakfast at the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) conference, held in January 2008 in New Orleans, USA. The winning paper may, subject to peer review, also be published in the subsequent September issue of the ASE’s journal - the Review of Social Economy, published by Routledge.

The Warren Samuels Prize is awarded by the ASE, one of the founding member organizations of the ASSA, together with the Review of Social Economy, to a paper, presented at the January ASSA meetings, that best exemplifies scholarly work that:
- Is of high quality,
- Is important to the project of social economics,
- Has broad appeal across disciplines.

For further information about the prize please contact Wilfred Dolfsma, the Corresponding Editor of the Review of Social Economy, at

Local Economy

Free articles - 2007 Winner of the Sam Aaronovitch Prize

The editors of Local Economy are please to announce that the winning article of the Sam Aaronovitch Prize is a "viewpoint" article written by Danny Dorling, that appeared in Volume 21, issue 4, 2006. The article is free to view online.

Inequalities in Britain 1997-2006: the Dream that Turned Pear-shaped
Author: Danny Dorling

You may also read another article by Danny Dorling that has just been published in Volume 22, issue 4, 2007.

The Soul Searching Within New Labour
Author: Danny Dorling

For more information on Local Economy, visit the journal's homepage at:


Dear Colleagues,
Exactly one month ago (on January 5th) we decided at our Annual Directors Meeting to have FREE membership in AIRLEAP. We also set a new goal: to acquire at least 100 members by the end of the year.
Although we have already accomplished a great deal in getting the organization off the ground, our membership counts are extremely important to ensure our future success. The more members we have, the stronger and more capable we will be, and the more comfortable people will be to join us. As we grow, the possibilities for what we be capable of doing will greatly expand.
So please become a member! (Now that membership is free, there is no excuse!)
Please visit our new webpage that provides a registration form for membership:
We ask only for you to fill out the membership form (which requires only your name and email address) and email it back to us.
If you are a member already, please fill out the form anyway, so you can be registered in our new system.
As the form indicates, AIRLEAP will NOT provide or display to the public ANY information about its individual members, without the expressed permission of those members. Thus, you can, if you like, become an AIRLEAP member privately. So please help us, and help the economics profession, by becoming an AIRLEAP member. Also, please spread the word and encourage others to join us as well. Everyone is welcome!
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about AIRLEAP membership.
Also, please remember to come to our next monthly meeting in Washington, DC on Wednesday, February 13th, if you can. (See
With best wishes,

Steven Payson
Executive Director, AIRLEAP

Audio Interview: Does Free Trade Favor Rich Countries?

The University of Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang discusses his new book, "Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism," with Tyler Cowen, a professor of economics at George Mason University. 



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