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Issue 59: March 30, 2008

From the Editor

Two weeks ago the Heterodox Economics Newsletter almost cease to exist when the UMKC computer services initially deleted all of my e-mail lists. However, my lists have been restored, I hope. So if you know of any colleagues who generally get my e-mail, see if they have received this issue of the Newsletter. If they have not, have them send their e-mail address to me so that I can re-enter them on my e-mail lists.

As usual, this Newsletter has all kinds of interesting things, such as Molly Cato has become the first Reader in Green Economics in the United Kingdom and perhaps the world and then there is Jamie Galbraith's battle with Milton Freidman. A couple of weeks ago I was involved with an international workshop on "Marshall and Marshallians on Industrial Economics". Of the papers given at the workshop, I found the ones by Lise Arena on 'the Marshallian tradition at Oxford', Carlo Cristiano on 'D. H. MacGregor and W. T. Layton', and Annalisa Rosselli on 'Sraffa nd the Marshallian Tradition' the most interesting.

Finally, this Newsletter has a number of interesting job postings. Of particular interest is the job posting at the NUI-Galway for an Established Professor. A couple of years ago I (along with Victoria Chick) was invited take part in a review of the Economics Department. I found Galway and the university a pleasant place and the Department quite friendly. It was clear from talking with the members of the Department during the visit that it worked at promoting pluralism in teaching and in research. But much additional work needs to be done in this regard, especially with regard to the broadly heterodox component. Thus, if you have an interest in helping to build/direct a department to a more pluralistic engagement where mainstream and heterodox views share a friendly but intellectually exciting atmosphere, think about applying for the post.

Fred Lee

In this issue:
  Call for Papers
  - European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) 2008 Conference
- Schumpeter 2008
- Forum for Social Economics
- World Association for Political Economy
- International Review of Economics Education Special Issue
- Workshop on Transnational Solidarity in times of Global Restructuring
- EAEPE 2008 Annual Conference, 6-8 November 2008
- 3rd International Conference in Economics
- The 10th International Post Keynesian Conference
- Graduate Summer School in Post Keynesian Economics
- Journal of Innovation Economics
- The 40th annual UK History of Economic Thought Conference
- Poverty and Misery in the History of Economic Thought
  Conferences, Seminars and Lectures
  - Inflation targeting: is there a credible alternative?
- Journal of Agrarian Change Conference
- Isaiah Berlin Lecture
- STOREP European Summer School (SESS) 2008
- URPE 2008 Summer School
- DARE Graduate School
- UADPhilEcon
- HISRECO 2008
- Keynesian Macroeconomics and European Economic Policies
- How Class Works- 2008
- Ponzi Finance and Global Liquidity Meltdown: Lessons from Minsky
- AMERICA LATINA: escenarios del nuevo siglo
- HETSA Conference 2008
- Against the Flow: Critical Realism and Critiques of Contemporary Social Thought
- 28th Summer Institute
- Future Promises: The Life and Work of Stanley Aronowitz
- Traduire et diffuser les textes de Karl Marx et Friedrich Engels
Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
  - University of Minnesota-Morris
- Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey
- National University of Ireland, Galway
- Drew University
- Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
- Sarah Lawrence College
  Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles
  - International Workshop: "Marshall and Marshallians on Industrial Economics"
- GDAE Working Papers
- Immigration: The Facts Lead Us in a Different Direction
  Heterodox Journals and Newsletters
  - economic sociology - the european electronic newsletter
- New Political Economy
- The Journal of Philosophical Economics
- The Associative Economics Bulletin
- ATHGO Newsletter
- The Journal of Innovation Economics
- Levy News
- Economic Systems Research
- News of the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies
- Challenge
  Heterodox Books and Book Series
  - Federalism, Nationalism and Development
- Fundamentos de la Teoría General. Las consecuencias teóricas de Lord Keynes
- Küreselleşmenin Krizi- The Politics of Empire and the Crisis of Globalisation
- New Editions of Microeconomics in Context and Macroeconomics in Context
  Heterodox Graduate Program and PhD Scholarships
  - City University London
- Research Fellowship at City University, London
Heterodox Websites and Blogs
  - Economists for Full Employment
- "Heterodox Economics": a Facebook group
- Rethinking Development
  For Your Information
  - Molly Cato
- Oxford Economic Papers Award
- Jamie Galbraith Battles Milton Friedman
- Invitation for membership of the Green Economics Institute
- PERI in the Economist

Call for Papers

European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) 2008 Conference

6-8 November 2008
Rome, Italy

Institutional History of Economics Research Area

EAEPE's Institutional History of Economics Research Area invites paper proposals that contribute to one
of its following seven theoretical perspectives:

(1) The approach to analysis is based on an evaluation of relevant tendencies and linkages in actual
economics - instead of a methodology that sanctifies fictions and diverts attention from the difficult
task of analyzing the practice and culture of economics.

(2) The analysis is open-ended and interdisciplinary in that it draws upon relevant material in
psychology, anthropology, politics, and history - instead of a definition of history of economics in
terms of a rigid method that is applied indiscriminately to a wide variety of economic approaches.

(3) The conception of economics is of a cumulative and evolutionary process unfolding in historical time
in which economists are faced with chronic information problems and radical uncertainty about the future
- instead of approaches to theorizing that focus exclusively on the product of this process.

(4) The concern is to address and encompass the interactive, social process through which economics is
formed and changed - instead of a theoretical framework that takes economists and their interests as

(5) It is appropriate to regard economics itself as a social institution, necessarily supported by a
network of other social institutions - instead of an orientation that takes economics itself as an ideal
or natural order and as a mere aggregation of individual economists.

(6) It is evaluated how the socio-economic system is embedded in a complex ecological and environmental
system - instead of a widespread tendency to ignore ecological and environmental considerations or
consequences in the history of economics.

(7) The inquiry seeks to contribute not only to history of economics but also to economics - instead of
an orthodox outlook that ignores the possibility of such cross-fertilization.

Preference will be given to original accounts, based on detailed archival or other research, aimed at
yielding rich, sophisticated, understandings. Hence, papers that "do it" instead of those that "talk
about doing it" are favored.

To participate, please submit a proposal containing 600-1000 words and indicating clearly the sense in
which the paper contributes to one of the theoretical perspectives of the research area.

The deadline for the submission of paper proposals is 1 APRIL 2008.
Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent on or before 30 MAY 2008. Completed papers are due on 20

All proposals and requests for information should be sent to:

Esther-Mirjam Sent

Department of Economics
Nijmegen School of Management
University of Nijmegen
PO Box 9108
NL-6500 HK Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Schumpeter 2008

12th ISS Conference in Rio de Janeiro, the Southern Conference on July 2-5, 2008

The 12th International Schumpeter Society conference will be held at the Instituto de Economia, Federal
University of Rio de Janeiro, in 2008.
Professor Maria da Graça Derengowski Fonseca, as president of this Society, will be organizing this
important meeting. 

Forum for Social Economics

Call for Papers for a special issue on "Teaching Social Economics"

Guest Editor: Geoffrey E. Schneider, Bucknell University
Guest Associate Editors: Daniel A. Underwood, Peninsula College; Janet T. Knoedler, Bucknell University

The Forum for Social Economics is seeking papers of various types related to Teaching Social Economics.
Papers can be short (1000-2000 word) descriptions of classroom exercises or the application of particular
pedagogies (e.g., service learning, active learning, web based interactive exercises) to teach social
economics. Submissions can also be longer in depth articles (up to 7500 words) which explore a
particular pedagogical issue, assess student learning outcomes, or teaching issues related to social
economics. Articles should clearly stress a heterodox economic tradition (e.g., social economics,
institutional economics, post-Keynesian economics, Marxian economics, Feminist economics, etc.) with an
emphasis on how that tradition can advance economic education.

Manuscript submissions should be sent in electronic form as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word format
to Geoff Schneider ( ). The deadline for manuscript submission is May 1, 2008.
Articles must be in final form by September 1, 2008.

Papers will pass a double-blind referee process supervised and subject to the final approval of John
Marangos, Editor of the Forum for Social Economics.

The Forum for Social Economics is an international journal, along with the Review of Social Economy,
sponsored by the Association for Social Economics. For 35 years the Forum has published high quality
peer-reviewed papers. The 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.

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. For this special issue, the journal is particularly
interested in serving as an avenue for issues regarding teaching economics, in particular teaching
approaches to social and heterodox economics.

Instructions: Authors should place name, address, phone, fax, and e-mail address on a separate cover
sheet and remove identifying information from the title page and body of the manuscript. They should also
include an abstract of no more than 150 words and a brief biographical statement of no more than 125
words about each author should be supplied. In addition a list of up to 5 key words, suitable for
indexing and abstracting services, should follow the abstract. Authors should not submit articles that
have been previously published or that are under review for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should not
exceed 7,500 words in length, including notes and references. Include the article and all tables and
figures in the same electronic file. American rather than British spellings should be used.

World Association for Political Economy

WAPE [2007] No.8

The 3rd Forum of the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE), on Marxism and Sustainable Development
May 24-25, 2008 at Langfang City, China
Hosted by the Academy of Marxism, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
The School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, and The U.S. journal Nature, Society, and Thought
About WAPE
WAPE, registered at Hong Kong, China, is an international academic organization founded on an open, non-profit and voluntary basis by Marxian economists and related groups all around the world. The standing body of WAPE includes the council, secretariat, academic committee and advisory committee. The mission of WAPE is to utilize modern Marxian economics to analyze and study the world economy, reveal the law of development and its mechanism, offer proper policies to promote the economic and social improvement on the national and global level, so as to improve the welfare of all the people in the world. The 1st WAPE Forum of on Economic Globalization and Modern Marxian Economics was successfully held in April, 2006 in Shanghai. In October, 2007, over eighty Marxian economists from 15 countries of the five continents of the world attended the 2nd WAPE Forum held in the University of Shimane, Japan to probe into the theme of The Political Economy of the Contemporary Relationship between Labor and Capital in the World and delivered The Manifesto of the 2nd forum of WAPE.
- The Topics of the 3rd WAPE Forum
1. The population problem in different countries and on a global scale and its causes and countermeasures.
2. The resource problem in different countries and on a global scale and its causes and countermeasures.
3. The environmental and ecological problem in different countries and on a global scale and its causes and countermeasures.
4. The inter-relationship between population, resources and environment and its modeling analysis.
5. The development and creation of basic economic theories on population, resources and environment.
6. The sustainable development view of modern Marxian political economy.
7. The review of ecological Marxist theories.
8. Other relevant economic and social issues.
- Schedule
1. Registration on May 23, 2008.
2. Official program on May 24 through May 25, 2008.
3. Excursion on May 26, 2008.
- Venue
Langfang City, Hebei Province (near Beijing International Airport).
- Expenses
All the costs for this forum such as registration fee (US$100), international travel,lodging and excursion will be covered by the participants.
- Submission of Papers
Please email your application, your paper of about 4000 words in English on the above topics together with your curriculum vitae (stating your affiliation, contacting information, list of published papers and so on) before March 31, 2008 to  (Dr. Xiaoqin Ding/Allen Ding, deputy secretary general of WAPE), and we will send you our official invitation. Marxian economists all over the world are welcome to the forum and are supposed to cooperate with each other to enlarge and strengthen the influence of Marxian economics in the world!
The WAPE Secretariat
December, 2007

International Review of Economics Education Special Issue

Pluralism in economics education:
Issues in teaching and learning
Call for Papers
Special issue to appear November 2009
The International Review of Economics Education (IREE) is planning to publish a special issue in November 2009 on the issue of pluralism in economics education: issues in teaching and learning. The guest editor will be Dr Andy Denis, City University, London.
Deadline for submission of papers: Friday, 28 November 2008.
Undergraduate students of economics are currently taught to acquire a received and mutually consistent body of ‘mainstream’ theory. This pattern is remarkably consistent from one university to another and from one country to another (Becker, 2004; Reimann, 2004). Benchmarking statements ( ) of the kind produced in England by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) may serve to reinforce this homogeneity. This might be seen as a good thing: it could be taken as an indicator of a mature subject that has settled a number of big questions and agreed a basis for theorizing. It might make it easier for students to transfer from one institution to another in the course of their degree. However, it might also be seen as problematic for the future health of the subject.
That is, it might reflect inertia in relation to teaching whereby sunk capital in teaching a received body of theory and low professional returns to innovation in teaching compared with professional returns from research generate very weak incentives for diversity. Economists have written much on how to overcome agency problems arising in teaching in schools. But what about the agency problems in teaching economics in higher education? In particular, does teaching a received body of mainstream economic theory leave students ill-equipped to makes sense of economic problems and conflicting interpretations they encounter in professional and everyday life?
Alternatively, homogeneity in the undergraduate economics curriculum could be interpreted as a reflection of a dominance of a particular school of thought within economics. This stance is adopted by the Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE) and articulated in their response ( to the benchmarking statement issued by the QAA in England. The AHE argue that the current undergraduate economics curriculum adopts a monist approach to the subject and that this is taken for granted by the benchmarking statement from the QAA. They go on to argue that the curriculum should embrace pluralism and that students should be introduced to a range of schools of thought and equipped with the knowledge and
skills necessary to understand the differences of view and make judgements between conflicting claims.
Authors are invited to address a number of issues within this special issue:
- What constitutes a pluralist or monist curriculum? Do benchmarking statements such as the QAA statement on economics encourage a monist curriculum? Do benchmarking statements necessarily encourage monism?
- What are the arguments for and against pluralism in the economics curriculum? To what extent can these arguments be justified by reference to outcomes for students? Are debates about pluralism in the curriculum simply professional debate that has little to do with the students themselves?
- Does teaching about alternative schools of thought overcome or compound the problem of teaching students about bodies of theoretical knowledge that they are unable to put to practical use in their professional and everyday lives?
- What does pluralist teaching in economics look like and what are the distinctive outcomes for students?

Contributors are invited to bear in mind that
- the discussion is international in scope, and papers comparing practice in more than one country will be particularly welcome.
- the special issue will focus on teaching and the curriculum, it should not be seen as an opportunity to pursue debate about the nature of economics per se (e.g. arguing the merits of one school of thought or another).
- contributions comparing pluralism in teaching economics with teaching in other disciplines will be welcome.

The special issue of the journal will have two parts. The first will contain two commissioned papers articulating the alternative stances adopted towards pluralism and benchmarking. The second part will be open. Contributions to the latter will undergo double-blind refereeing.
Contributors should email a complete paper to the Guest Editor, Dr Andy Denis, at , by the deadline of Friday, 28 November 2008. Contributors should ensure that they follow the guidelines for submission to IREE, at
Becker, W. (2004) Economics for a Higher education, International Review of Economics Education, 3, 1, pp. 9-38.
Reimann, N. (2004) First Year Teaching-Learning Environments in Economics, International Review of Economics Education, 3, 1, pp. 52-62.

Workshop on Transnational Solidarity in times of Global Restructuring

Workshop on Transnational solidarity in times of global restructuring: an analysis of positive and negative factors of co-operation across borders.

Nottingham University/UK, 6 and 7 November 2008.
Labour has increasingly come under pressure as a result of globalisation and the related transnationalisation of production, expanding informalisation of work as well as the extension of restructuring into the public sector. The purpose of this workshop is to understand the possibilities for transnational action in a better way. The emphasis is on the analysis of concrete case studies of successful as well as failed transnational solidarity. Why will workers in one workplace show solidarity with workers in a workplace in another country, be it in the same company, be it in the same industrial sector? The workshop intends to focus on the practical content of solidarity and is, therefore, interested in the broad diversity of transnational action and the way it is rooted within the workplace and/or local community. This will include a focus on trade unions, but also other social movements/NGOs. The latter are often equally if not more important as far as the organisation of non-established labour and the resistance to public sector restructuring are concerned. We are equally interested in paper givers from an academic, a trade union or a social movement/activist background. The workshop intends to bridge the academic - activist divide.
Please send all paper proposals to  or  by no later than 27 June 2008.
For further information, see  

EAEPE 2008 Annual Conference, 6-8 November 2008

Research Area C: “Institutional Change”
Institutions, Growth, and Size: The Role of Emergent Mid-Sized Structures, ‘Meso’-Arenas, and Networks

The coordinators of Research Area C invite papers on the above thematic complex. Do informal institutions and cultures emerge as ‘meso’-economic structures? Is complex coordination easier at the level of ‘meso’ arenas or platforms? Why do smaller, and well networked, capitalist countries appear to have a persistently better macroeconomic performance than larger ones? Why do they seem to have higher levels of general trust? Are ‘meso’-sized knowledge sharing communities more effective than large anonymous collectivities?

We invite contributions of all kinds: theoretical and conceptual papers, complex models and simulations, empirical studies, and case studies on country, regional, sectoral, professional or general social cases, both quantitative or qualitative, analytical and/or policy-oriented. Papers should somehow connect performance with institutions and with the dimensional features of knowledge generation and sharing.

Within this general thematic complex, a special session will focus on “Institutions as ‘Meso’-Phenomena”. Invited speakers include:

• Kurt Dopfer, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and Jason Potts, University of Queensland, Australia
• Olivier Brette, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
• Manuel Waeckerle, Technische Universität, Austria
• Klaus Nielsen, Birkbeck College, London, UK
• Wolfram Elsner, and Matthias Greiff, University of Bremen, Germany.

Please submit paper proposals the the general RA-C theme and/or the special session, and send abstracts to the RA-C coordinators:

Paolo Ramazzotti, and Wolfram Elsner,,and also to the local organisers and their EAEPE scientific committee, according to the rules laid down in the general EAEPE 2008 call for papers at
The deadline for RA-C submissions is April the 1st 2008.

3rd International Conference in Economics

The Third International Conference in Economics will be held in Izmir on May 1st and 2nd 2008. The theme of the conference is the “EMERGING ECONOMIC ISSUES IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD”.

The proposal submission deadline is April 1, 2008. Abstracts must be submitted in English and they should be no more than 500 words. Proposals must be submitted to  Deadline for full text submission of the selected papers is April 15, 2008.

The conference key note speakers will be: 2007 NOBEL Laureate Professor Anil Markandya from the University of Bath and Professor John Weeks from the University of London.


Web Page: 
Mailing Address : Izmir University of Economics Sakarya Cad. No:156 35330

Important Dates :
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 1, 2008
Deadline for Full Text Submission: April 15, 2008

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 ( )

Journal of Innovation Economics

Call for papers
Dynamics of innovation and new forms of organisation and governance of the firm The innovation process is complex, combining scientific and technical potential enriched constantly with high-skilled human resources and also with technological, organisational, financial, relational and commercial competencies. As a consequence, the launching and the diffusion of new goods, services and technologies require a crucial coordination effort. The efficiency of coordination depends on the norms, rules and procedures the enterprise accepts and implements. These enable the enterprise to manage the activities associated with innovation, to exploit advantages, and to regulate related risks and costs.

- Proposal of paper (One or two pages abstract): June, 1, 2008-03-08
- Acceptation of abstract: June 15, 2008
- Full paper: September 1, 2008
- Reviewing process and final decisions on the publication of papers: October 15, 2008
Click here for detailed information.

The 40th annual UK History of Economic Thought Conference

The 40th annual UK History of Economic Thought Conference will be held at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, over 3-5 September, 2008. The conference will retain its traditional intimate format, with substantial time devoted to the presentation and discussion of each of the papers. Papers on all aspects of the history of economics and economic thought are welcome.

The conference offers the promise of an outstanding venue and very agreeable local surroundings, along with addresses by several long-time members of the conference group-as befits a 40th anniversary conference. (Various US and UK secrecy laws prohibit me from naming names at this stage.)

Those wishing to present a paper at the conference should send an abstract of five hundred words to the conference organizer, Professor Steven Medema, by email at or via the post to Department of Economics, CB 181, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO 80217-3364, USA. The deadlinefor receipt of proposals is April 1, 2008, and decisions will be made by April 15, 2008. Further information about the conference will be made available in the coming months.

Poverty and Misery in the History of Economic Thought

Centre Lillois d'Etudes et de Recherches
Sociologiques et Economiques

Lille Centre of Sociological and Economic Studies
CNRS: UMR 8019


Deadline: April, 10th 2008

International Conference
Organised by Sciences Po Lille and CLERSE-CNRS (UMR 8019)
With the support of the Charles Gide Association
for the Study of Economic Thought


November, 27 - 28, 2008
Sciences Po Lille
84 rue de Trevise, 59000 Lille


1) Deadline for abstracts: 10 April 2008
2) Acceptance of abstracts: 1 June 2008
3) Deadline for papers: 1 November 2008
4) Sciences Po Lille Conference: 27-28 November 2008

Click here for detailed information.


Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

Inflation targeting: is there a credible alternative?

Balliol College, Oxford, Friday 4 April 2008
2 pm sharp - 6 pm in the Pilch Room, Jowett Walk
- Malcolm Sawyer, Leeds, Towards a new framework for fiscal and interest rate policy
- Angel Asensio, CEPN Paris, A Post Keynesian alternative to inflation targeting
- Geoff Tily, ONS, The General Theory, Monetary Policy and the Long Period
- Giuseppe Fontana, Leeds, Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Today's Endogenous Money World
- Luiz Fernando de Paula, Rio de Janeiro, A Post-Keynesian Proposal for a Flexible Institutional Arrangement of an Inflation Targeting Regime in Emerging Economies
- Mark Hayes, Cambridge, The transmission of monetary policy: an unexplored channel
Papers will be posted online after 21 March.
There will be a dinner after the workshop in The Old Common Room, Balliol College. Numbers are limited to 22 and completed applications to register will be treated on a first come, first served, basis. Accommodation may also be available. Registration and payment in advance to James Forder at Balliol College is required for dinner or accommodation, although not for the workshop itself.
Request registration form
visit  for updates.

The papers for the workshop are now online and can be downloaded from

I omitted to mention in the Call for Participants that, thanks to the generous support of Triodos Bank, we can consider applications for reimbursement of travel expenses from research students. Please obtain a claim form from Giuseppe Fontana on the day.

Registration for the workshop itself is not necessary, but if you want dinner and/or accommodation, please contact James Forder as indicated on the web page.

Journal of Agrarian Change Conference

One-day conference organised by Journal of Agrarian Change and the Department of Development Studies,
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Agrarian Questions: Lineages and Prospects
The conference brings together several generations of international scholars to provide a forum for considering lineages, approaches and prospects in the political economy of agrarian change, both historical and contemporary
Saturday 3 May 2008, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Russell Square, London WC1H
- Lineages and prospects in the study of agrarian change
- Agrarian change: themes, approaches, issues
- Agrarian change in a globalising capitalism
- Class and popular struggles in today's countrysides
Speakers: Kojo Amanor, Jairus Banaji, Henry Bernstein, Jun Borras, Ray Bush, TJ Byres, Vivek Chibber, Flemming
Christiansen, Ben Cousins, Carmen Diana Deere, Marc Edelman, Harriet Friedmann, Barbara Harriss-White,
Deborah Johnston, Cristóbal Kay, Jens Lerche. Bridget O’Laughlin, Carlos Oya, Charles Post, Wendy Wolford
Location:  Contact:

Isaiah Berlin Lecture

Reason and Identity
Professor Lord Parekh, FBA
Professor of Political Philosophy, University of Westminster
Wednesday 2 April 2008, followed by a drinks reception
5.30pm - 6.30pm
The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace,
London, SW1Y 5AH
Free Admittance
The nature of the relation between reason and identity lies at the heart of moral and political philosophy. In the dominant view that goes back to Plato, reason is seen as an impersonal and transcendental faculty. It is abstracted from the individuality and social affiliations of the moral agent, and expected to deliver universally valid judgements about the good life and the right course of action. This view ignores the vital role of identity in human life, and the way it influences the range of reasons the moral agent considers relevant and finds persuasive. While a well considered theory of reason needs to take full account of individual identity, it runs the risk of placing identity outside the ambit of rational scrutiny and severely limiting the role of reason in moral and political life. This lecture explores ways of resolving the tension between reason and identity.
Lord Parekh was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 2003. He chaired the Runnymede Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain, 1998 to 2000. He is Vice-Chairman of the Gandhi Foundation, and a trustee of the Anne Frank Educational Trust and a member of the National Commision on Equal Opportunity.
This lecture was established under the will of Sir Isaiah Berlin (President of the Academy 1974-78). The lecture is intended to appraise the contemporary condition of any one of the fields of learning with which the Academy is concerned.
A poster for your notice board can be downloaded here:
Please visit our website for full details of our forthcoming events.
Telephone enquiries: 020 7969 5246 / Email: 
Please note our ticketing and seating policy:
British Academy Lectures are freely open to the general public and everyone is welcome; there is no charge for admission, no tickets will be issued, and seats cannot be reserved. The Lecture Room is opened at 5.00pm, and the first 100 audience members arriving at the Academy will be offered a seat in the Lecture Room; the next 50 people to arrive will be offered a seat in the Overflow Room, which has a video and audio link to the Lecture Room. Lectures are followed by a reception at 6.30pm, to which members of the audience are invited.

STOREP European Summer School (SESS) 2008

Bressanone/Brixen, 21-31 August 2008

The Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (STOREP) is pleased to announce the Fourth Edition of the STOREP European Summer School (SESS) from August 21 to August 31 2008.

The main aims of the STOREP European Summer School are:

- to provide advanced training for postgraduate students in economics of any orientation and field of specialization;
- to broaden the horizons of young economists on the relevance of the history of political economy for a better comprehension and further advancement of contemporary economics;
- to allow young economists to meet fellows and scholars from different countries with different backgrounds and aspirations but with the same research interests in the wide field of political economy or related disciplines.
SESS is organized by STOREP in collaboration with the University of Padova and the Association “Amici Universitŕ di Padova/Freunde der Universität Padua” in Bressanone/Brixen and is held at the Accademia Cusano/Cusanus Akademie, Piazza Seminario 2. Bressanone/Brixen is a small South Tyrol city located in the valley of Isarc river and surrounded by the beautiful Dolomiti mountains. The official language of SESS is English.

Among the lecturers of the 2008 edition:

- Brad Bateman (Denison University, Granville, Ohio, USA)
- Avi Cohen (York University, Toronto, Canada)
- Jan Kregel (UNDESA, United Nations, New York , and Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
- Heinz Kurz (University of Graz, Austria)
- Tony Lawson (Cambridge University, UK)
- Bertram Schefold (J.W. Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt, Germany)

Among the topics of the 2008 edition:

- Predicting an Unexpected Future for the History of Economic Thought
- Issues in the Hayek/Knight Capital Controversy
- The Creation and Evolution of Post Keynesian theory
- Endogenous Growth, Old and New
- What is Wrong with Modern Economics?
- Max Weber as an Economist and an Economic Historian

More information: 

URPE 2008 Summer School

This is just to let people know that are now making their summer plans. The URPE summer conference will be the evening of Friday, August 16, to noon on Monday, August 19. It will be at the same camp as the last two years, about 1 ˝ hours northwest of New York City. As the US economy slips into recession and on top of that we have this bankrupting (not to speak of immoral) war, the topic this year is to remind people that our capitalist system is rough on tens of millions of people even when times are “good” – just getting us out of another recession and another war, while certainly essential, isn’t enough. The topic is Poverty and Unemployment. The Permanent Violence of Capitalism. The two Plenaries will Poverty and Unemployment Abroad and at Home: How Much and Why? and Strengthening the Power of the Working Class: What Works and What Doesn't? The David Gordon lecture will be given by Sandy Darity from Duke who many of you know, Guns and Butter Once Again? Another note with more information will come out later.

DARE Graduate School

The annual DARE Graduate School in Economic Governance, Development and Public Policy will be held at Ĺbo Akademi University, Department of Economics and Statistics, Turku, Finland. It will take place from 15th - 21st September 2008.
The School, which has evolved from the L’institute-Ferrara Graduate School in Industrial Development Policy, is co-ordinated and organised by DARE (Democratic Communities in Academic Research on Economic Development), a community of international faculty focused on enhancing theoretical and policy understanding around democratic economic development. For further information on DARE, please see

A particular aim of the School is to contribute to the evolution of a multinational network of people thinking about, analysing and researching into economic governance, development and public policy. To this end, the School will bring together about 16 participants from a variety of countries and research backgrounds to engage in a co-operative learning process with internationally-renowned researchers and practitioners.

For further information and for an application form, those interested can write to Marcela Valania at  . The deadline for applications is 30 May 2008. Click here for detailed information.


UADPhilEcon (University of Athens Doctoral Program in Economics) 2nd Semester Highlights
2nd Semester Highlights

1. Open 2nd yr Lectures – From March to June 2008
2. The 4th Annual Public Lecture on Economics and Philosophy in Honour of K. Psychopaidis – 27th May 2008
3. The Launch of Two Books published by Routledge and connected to UADPhilEcon – 3rd June 2008
For more details, see below.

1. Open 2nd yr Lectures – From March to June 2008

During 2nd Semester, UADPhilEcon will be hosting a number of distinguished visiting professors as part of our 2nd year courses. However, as these lectures are of wider significance and appeal, all students, staff and also the wider public are invited to attend. Click here for detailed information.


The Second annual conference on the history of recent economics (HISRECO 2008), to be held on the 5th-7th of June at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, has a website at:
The program has been posted.

Keynesian Macroeconomics and European Economic Policies

Call for Participants
Summer School "Keynesian Macroeconomics and European Economic Policies"
Berlin, 27 July - 3 August, 2008
Information on the summer school is provided on our website:

How Class Works- 2008

How Class Works- 2008 conference program, on-line registration, housing and other information are now available on the conference pages of the Center for Study of Working Class Life at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

The How Class Works - 2008 conference will be at Stony Brook, Thursday - Saturday, June 5 - 7, 2008

Topics Include The color line in the 21st century and the legacy of Theodore W. Allen - single-payer health care - corporate practices in higher education - teaching class - white working class anger in the UK - lessons of the Charleston 5 - class and the legal system - class and religion – labor law and union strategy - plus many more in 54 sessions.

Speakers Confirmedinclude Sam Anderson, Catherine-Mercedes Brillantes Judge, Pedro Caban, Rose Ann DeMoro, Fuat Ercan, Claudia Fegan, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Tami Gold, Elizabeth Hoffman, Sara Jarayaman, Stathis Kouvelakis, Sherry Linkon, Meizhu Lui, Manning Marable, Jack Metzgar, Nelson Motto, Manny Ness, Bertell Ollman, Jeff Perry, Catherine Pouzoulet, Dave Roediger, Andrew Ross, John Russo, Vinny Tirelli, Michelle Tokarczyk, Richard Trumka, Joe Wilson

Plus over 180 presentationsin working class studies from graduate students, faculty, union and community activists -- from Australia, Canada, France, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, New Zealand, Nigeria, Turkey, UK, and US -- plus film, music, photography, and poetry

See the conference program and register on-line.

Ponzi Finance and Global Liquidity Meltdown: Lessons from Minsky

The Centre for International Politics at City University, London, cordially invites you to its final speaker event this term: ANASTASIA NESVETAILOVA on
Ponzi Finance and Global Liquidity Meltdown: Lessons from Minsky
Wednesday 9 April 2008 at 16:00
in the Boardroom of the School of Social Sciences at City University
(Map at: )
There will be a reception afterwards.
All welcome.
Dr Anastasia Nevetailova is Lecturer in International Politics at City University. Her latest book on Fragile Finance: Debt, Speculation and Crisis in the Age of Global Credit was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2007.
For further information on the event, contact Dr Tom Davies ( ).

AMERICA LATINA: escenarios del nuevo siglo

Los das 22, 23 y 24 de octubre de 2008 la
Sociedad de Economa Poltica y Pensamiento Crtico Latinoamericano (SEPLA)
llevar a cabo en Buenos Aires su cuarto Coloquio Internacional denominado:

AMERICA LATINA: escenarios del nuevo siglo.
Nuevos desafos y horizontes de transformacin.

Este coloquio representa la continuacin de los tres anteriores, celebrados en Mxico en 2005, en Santiago de Chile en 2006 y en Caracas en 2007, como as tambin de las diversas reuniones de economistas crticos que tuvieron lugar en aos anteriores en Brasil y en otros pases.

El coloquio se reunir, por un lado, en el contexto de la crisis financiera desatada en los Estados Unidos y que se extiende a otras regiones del mundo. Por el otro, en medio del creciente cuestionamiento de los pueblos de Amrica Latina a la dominacin de aquel pas y de bsqueda de nuevos caminos y proyectos. Con el fin de que el coloquio refleje esta realidad de la manera ms amplia posible, hacemos esta convocatoria y un llamado a la presentacin de trabajos para los economistas crticos de Amrica latina y de otros pases del mundo. El temario de las ponencias versar sobre los siguientes ejes generales y particulares.

Ejes generales:
- Amrica latina en las tensiones de la economa mundial.
- Modelos en disputa: neoliberalismo, neodesarrollismo, socialismo.
- Qu integracin regional?
- Formas del imperialismo hoy: acumulacin por desposesin, insercin internacional y recursos naturales.
- Nueva arquitectura financiera internacional.
- Resistencias, nuevas radicalidades y alternativas de transformacin.

Ejes particulares:
- Una vez ms: deuda pblica y flujos financieros internacionales.
- La dimensin energtica en la integracin internacional.
- Integracin e infraestructura regional: Plan Puebla-Panam / IIRSA
- Calidad y responsabilidad en las estadsticas para el anlisis econmico.
- Distribucin de la riqueza. Polticas e instrumentos para su sustentabilidad.
- Flexibilidad, precarizacin, accidentes laborales.
- Potencialidades y desafos de los movimientos sociales (autonoma/autoorganizacin - fragmentacin/cooptacin - politizacin).
- Las relaciones de Amrica Latina con EE.UU y Europa.

Presentacin de proyectos (abstracts): 31 de julio de 2008.
Presentacin de trabajos: 15 de setiembre de 2008.
Las reglas solicitadas para la presentacin de la ponencia son fuente Times New Roman, tamao 12, espaciado de 1,5, mrgenes de 2 cm. (mnimo) y extensin mxima de 25 pginas (incluyendo grficos y bibliografa). En formato PDF.

La comunicacin de la aceptacin de trabajos est fijada para el 25 de setiembre, y ser hecha a cada participante por correo electrnico. Toda consulta puede ser efectuada a la direccin electrnica:

El coloquio se reunir en la Facultad de Ciencias Econmicas de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (avenida Crdoba 2122). En prximas comunicaciones, daremos a conocer otros aspectos de la organizacin, as como las actividades previstas durante la realizacin del evento.

Buenos Aires, febrero de 2008.

EDI (Economistas de Izquierda) - Argentina.
IADE (Instituto Argentino para el Desarrollo Econmico).
EsEP (Escuela de Economa Poltica) de la UBA y de La Plata.
AGD-Econmicas. Comisin Oscar Braun.

HETSA Conference 2008

Just a reminder again about the HETSA Conference 2008: "The Study of the History of Economics: What does the Future Hold?". This is the 21st Conference of the History of Economics Society of Australia, 9-11 July, 2008 sponsored by the University of Western Sydney, Parramatta.

Our International Guest Speaker is Robert Leonard. Rob is Head of Department. and Professor of Economics at Université du Québec ŕ Montréal (UQAM) Montreal, Canada. He is probably best known for "From Parlor Games to Social Science: Von Neumann, Morgenstern, and the Creation of Game Theory, 1928-1994," Journal of Economic Literature, 1995.
The formal Deadline for Abstracts is 25 April 2008 and Deadline for Papers: 30 May 2008. But we are flexible and other papers may be accepted after this date if space on the program is available. So far we have had lots of interest and accepted the following Abstracts, and in several cases the full paper already:
- Paul Oslington - Jacob Viner on Religion and Economics
- Bill Lucarelli - Towards a Kalecki-Minsky Theory of Endogenous Financial Instability
- Peter Groenewegen - Alfred William Flux (1867-1942): A Mathematician Successfully ‘caught’ for Economics by Marshall
- Elias L. Khalil - The Commitment Problem: Hume, Smith and the Fellow-Feeling Paradox
- Margaret Moussa and Scott Mann - G.E.Moore and Ethical Realism
- Craig Freedman - In Search of George Stigler and the Chicago School – A Conversation with Paul Samuelson
- Greg Smith - Marshall, Hicks, Robinson, Dunlop and Ross on union-led wage bargaining
- John King - Nicholas Kaldor and the War on Monetarism
- Nobuhiko Nakazawa - Malthus as a Foxite Whig?: A Historical Sketch
- Robert Leonard - von Neumann's development of game theory in intellectual and political context

We are planning to incorporate a sampling if the rich indigenous and colonial history of Parramatta for conference delegates.
The conference will be held at Rydges Hotel adjacent to the Parramatta Campus of the University of Western Sydney
Conference Registration : (HETSA members) $280.00
Conference Registration non-members $315.00
Conference Registration (HETSA members retired) $200.00
Conference dinner additional $65.00
Accommodation is to be booked and paid for by attendees themselves.
Please mention HETSA Conference when booking to obtain the special room only rate of $175 per night (Queen room) and $195 for the King single room Bookings should be made via
+ 61 2 8863 7643
+ 61 2 8863 7601 
Other accommodation is available nearby at the Parramatta Waldorf Apartments  and the Mercure Hotel Pattamatta

Against the Flow: Critical Realism and Critiques of Contemporary Social Thought

School of Oriental and African Studies, room 116
Saturday April 5th

Significant strands of contemporary social thought affirm a post-modern sense of a rupture with traditional social structures and theoretical traditions. Notably Castells, Lash, Urry, Giddens, Appadurai and Latour. They accord primacy to ‘networks’ and ‘flows’ to capture the nature of a novel mode of life in which previously taken-for-granted distinctions are either being destabilised or have been dissolved (cont.)

28th Summer Institute

July 26-August 2, 2008
Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Special Track:
Economics of Immigration & Migration
Co-sponsored by Chicago Jobs with Justice, ICIRR (Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights) and CAAAELII (Coalition of African, Arab, Asian, European & Latino Immigrants of Illinois)
Learn how the economy works and
gain tools to make your activism more effective.
CPE's Summer Institute is a week-long intensive training in economics for activists, educators, and anyone who wants a better understanding of the economy. We focus on the how the economic system impacts our lives, communities and work every day. No background in economics is required.
Core Classrooms At the heart of the Summer Institute program are two core courses, one on the U.S. Economy, one on the International Economy. All participants must choose one core course. The core classes meet each day in the mornings. Below is a sample of topics.
US Economy
• Intro to the economy
• Race, Class and Gender
• Labor and the workplace
• Macroeconomics: fiscal policy
• Macroeconomics: monetary policy & the Federal Reserve
• Introduction to international economics
• What's the alternative?
International Economy
• Brief history of the global economy
• Development policies & neoliberalism
• Trade
• Globalization of production
• International finance
• Gender and globalization
• What's the alternative?
Afternoon and evening events: In addition to the core courses is a rich selection of speakers, panels, workshops, videos, discussion groups and cultural events. All of these events are open to participants of both classes.
Special Track: Economics of Immigration and Migration
Each year we choose an issue area that we focus on in the workshops, panels as well as in the core classrooms. This year's special track is on the Economics of Immigration & Migration and will explore questions such as:
• What's the relationship between corporate led globalization and migration?
• What's the impact of immigration on wages, jobs, state expenditures, healthcare
• Economic dimensions of race, class, gender and immigration.
• What's the economic impact of border militarization
• What's the impact and potential of remittances to the home country
• How are women impacted differently?
For more information or registration form, please visit our website:  or contact us: , phone (413) 545-0743

Future Promises: The Life and Work of Stanley Aronowitz

A Conference Sponsored by the Composition & Commons Co-research Project, School of Business and Management, University of London, Queen Mary

May 19th, 2008 - 9:30am - 6pm
Room 4.24, Francis Bancroft Building, Queen Mary, Mile End Road, London

This conference celebrates the most important living sociologist in the United States by examining the works and activism of Stanley Aronowitz over the last thirty-five years, beginning with his classic False Promises, through his milestone interventions in education, science and technology, cultural studies, and political theory, and most recent accomplishments such as How Class Works and Left Futures. It will also take in his militant unionism, his standing for Governor of New York, and his continuing importance as a global figure in the struggles against exploitation and injustice. Speakers will take up various of his works in dialogue with the author. An address by Professor Aronowitz will follow the morning and afternoon panels discussing his books.

For more information on registration e-mail  Suggested contribution from waged workers 50 pounds on a sliding scale.

Tuesday PhD Workshop with Professor Aronowitz. Contact Stevphen Shukaitis to reserve a place:

Situations Journal Issue Launch Tuesday 5pm @ Queen Mary with interventions from Stathis Kouvelakis, Stevphen Shukaitis, and members of the Situations collective

Future Promises Schedule
9:30 am
Registration and Coffee

Welcome - Gerard Hanlon, Director of School, Queen Mary

10:15 - 12:30
Morning Panel

Peter Bratsis (Salford) How Class Works
Emma Dowling (Birkbeck) Paradigm Lost
Michael Pelias (Situations) Left Futures
Stevphen Shukaitis (Queen Mary / Autonomedia) Post-Work
Stanley Aronowitz - Responses

12:30 - 1:30

1:30 - 3:30
Afternoon Panel

Martin Parker (Leicester) Roll Over, Beethoven
Anna Curcio (Goldsmiths) The Knowledge Factory
Simon Lilley (Leicester) The Last Good Job in America
Richard Barbrook (Westminster) Science as Power
Stanley Aronowitz - Responses


Introduction by Stefano Harney (Queen Mary)

Address by Stanley Aronowitz


Traduire et diffuser les textes de Karl Marx et Friedrich Engels

Traduire et diffuser les textes de Karl Marx et Friedrich Engels: approches internationales et historiques

28 mai 2008 - 9 h. - 18 h. - salle Georges Chevrier
GEME (Grande Édition Marx Engels)
Avec le soutien de la Fondation Gabriel Péri, des éditions sociales et l'Association GEME

Premičre partie : Présenter, traduire
Présidence : Isabelle Garo (Présidente de la GEME)
▪ Michael Krätke (Université d’Amsterdam) - Présenter un ouvrage inachevé. La section II de la MEGA.
▪ Massimiliano Tomba (Université de Padoue) - Les ambiguďtés de la traduction de Gemeinwesen en italien.
▪ Lucien Sčve (Paris) - Comment traduire "Aufhebung" chez Marx en français ?

Seconde partie : Publier, diffuser
Présidence : Serge Wolikow (Président MSH de Dijon)
▪ François Gaudin (Université de Rouen) - La premičre édition du "Capital" en France par Maurice La Châtre
▪ Jean-Numa Ducange (Université de Rouen) - Éditer Marx et Engels en France (1880-1905) : les usages de leur diffusion.
▪ Vincent Chambarlhac (Université de Dijon) - L'orthodoxie marxiste de la SFIO (1905-1914), ŕ propos d'une fausse évidence.


Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

University of Minnesota-Morris

Two one-year temporary positions (with the possibility of renewal) in Economics and Management will be open at the University of Minnesota-Morris, beginning in August, 2008. While fields are open, we are particularly interested in candidates with at least one semester of experience teaching some or all of the following: Development Economics, Principles of Economics, Macroeconomic Theory, Global Business, Financial Management, Investments, and related areas. Hiring will be at the Lecturer level (Ph.D. required) or at the Teaching Specialist level (A.B.D. required), and the course load will be 5 classes per year.

The University of Minnesota, Morris is a public liberal arts college with a highly selective student body of more than 1800 students with 120 faculty members. Ranked in the top ten nationally in its category by U.S. News & World Reports’, UMM is located 160 miles WNW of Minneapolis in a small (5000) rural community. Some advantages of the position: small college life-style coupled with access to the University of Minnesota’s research support, libraries and information technology; excellent students; generous fringe benefits. Our student body is diverse (16% students of color) and superior with 63% earning an ACT comprehensive score of 25 or higher and 45% drawn from the top 10% of their high school classes. Our faculty have received 31 of the University system’s highest teaching award and are very active in research, publication and artistic production. To learn more about The University of Minnesota, Morris, visit our Web site at

Apply on-line under requisition number 153651 at the University of Minnesota online Employment System at . Required application materials include (1) a cover letter, (2) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (3) curriculum vitae, (4) graduate transcript, and (5) and (6), at least 2 letters of reference.

Required materials may be uploaded to the online employment application page, or sent in hard copy to: Economics Search Committee Chair, University of Minnesota Morris, Division of Social Science, 600 E. 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267. The positions are open until filled; applications received by April 15th will receive full consideration.

For issues related to completing an application, please contact Senior Administrative Specialist Sharon Severance at:  or 320-589-6201. For other communications, please contact Dr. Stephen Burks at:  or 320-589-6191, Fax: 320-589-6117.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey

Visiting Position - Fall Semester 2008
Responsibilities include teaching introductory macroeconomics.
Contact Professor Steve Pressman for further information at

National University of Ireland, Galway

The University invites applications for the following post:
Established Professorship of Economics
NUI Galway seeks to appoint a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics within the recently established J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics which, in turn, is one of two Schools in the College of Business, Law, and Public Policy. Click here for detailed information.

Drew University

Drew University, a highly selective liberal arts college located 30 miles outside New York City, seeks applications for a position in The Department of Economics for a non-tenure track, one year replacement position at the assistant level beginning September 2008. We seek an economist who will teach courses in (1) principles of economics (2) intermediate macroeconomics and (3) economic development as well as another course in the candidate’s subfield. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in economics. Drew University is a liberal arts institution dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Annual teaching load for this position is six courses. Please send CVs, letter of application, evidence of teaching effectiveness and 3 letters of reference to Dr. Nora Ann Colton, Chair, Dept. of Economics, Drew University, Madison, NJ 07940. In order to enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an AA/EO employer. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

The Department of Economic History and Institutions at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid offers positions for full-time Visiting Professors, beginning February 1st, 2009.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree at that date and have verifiable research experience in at least one of the = following fields:

a. World Economic History
b. Institutional History
c. History of Economic Thought
d. Business History
The position offered is for a two-year period.
The salary will be based on the terms regulated by the local Government of the Comunidad Autonoma de Madrid (CAM) for visiting professor contracts.
The contract may be renewed for a maximum of two additional two year periods, contingent on the academic requirements of the Department. Any renovation of a contract will be dependent on a satisfactory teaching and research performance by the candidate. Conditions for renewals will be discussed individually with each candidate.

Information about Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and the Departmento de Historia Económica e Instituciones can be found at and,

Interested candidates should send the following documentation:

* a cover letter
* a CV
* two letters of reference
to the address:

Secretaria del Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones (Despacho 7.0.11)
Att: Comision de Contratacion
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
c/ Madrid, 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid) SPAIN

The deadline to receive the applications is May 16th, 2008. During the last week of May and the first week of June 2008 the Search Committee will request pre-selected candidates to present a research paper at the Department as part of the selection process.

Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence College seeks a one-year, full time sabbatical replacement position in economics, teaching two seminars on labor issues, from both a domestic and an international perspective, as well as a year-long course in introductory economics. The successful candidate will have experience with seminar teaching, and the ability to present labor issues from interdisciplinary and different theoretical perspectives within economics. Sarah Lawrence is a teaching-intensive liberal arts college, in which faculty work closely with students both in seminars and in independent conference projects. Please send application materials (the latest cv, a cover letter, 2 letters of recommendation, a writing sample, course syllabi, and teaching evaluations) by May 8 to Rosemary Weeks, Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708. Sarah Lawrence College is an equal opportunity employer.


Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles

International Workshop: "Marshall and Marshallians on Industrial Economics"

You can download the workshop papers at

GDAE Working Papers

AN OVERVIEW OF CLIMATE CHANGE: What does it mean for our way of life? What is the best future we can hope for?
This paper discusses whether climate change will require a significant reduction of consumption among the richer people in the world, and ends with the most optimistic picture the author can conjure up, of the world in the year 2075. That hopeful picture is of a world in which inequalities – among and within nations – have been substantially reduced. The challenges and adjustments confronting humanity in the coming decades provide an opportunity that could be used to mitigate climate change in ways that can improve the circumstances of the poor. Ecological reasons to reduce throughput of energy and materials in economic systems will require the abandonment of high-consumption life-styles. The 21st century will be an era of many losses, but it is conceivable that societies will successfully make the transition from goals of economic growth, as understood in the 20th century, to goals of maintaining and increasing sustainable well-being.
The working paper is available at:
For more on GDAE’s climate change work and publications go to:

Also available from GDAE:

This new version of the teaching module Economics of Global Climate Change includes coverage of the Nobel-Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007 report and the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, as well as new text boxes on discounting, climate tipping points and surprises, and the European Union carbon trading system.
This and other teaching modules, designed for use as supplements in undergraduate-level courses, are available in Adobe Acrobat format. Topics include: trade, global climate change, corporate power, consumption, tax equity, and environmental justice. The module on Corporate Power in a Global Economy has also been updated with new data for 2008 use.
All GDAE teaching modules are available for FREE download at:

Immigration: The Facts Lead Us in a Different Direction

by Jane Guskin

The Center for Immigration Studies gets extensive media coverage as the intellectual, objective arm of the anti-immigrant movement. But how well do its conclusions stand up to scrutiny?

Jane Guskin is co-author, with David L. Wilson, of The Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers (Monthly Review Press, July 2007).


Heterodox Journals and Newsletters

economic sociology - the european electronic newsletter

Current Issue: Vol. 9, No. 2 - March 2008

in the last issue we looked at economic anthropology, and the current issue contains a comment on this by the anthropologist Chris Hann. The theme of the issue is economics. In our leading article, sociologists and economists look closer at economics. One conclusion, after having looked at contemporary economics, is that economists are getting closer to sociology. Rainer Diaz-Bone interviews one of the leading members of the French school of convention, the economist Robert Salais. This school is a result of a collaboration of both sociologists and economists, and the interview, together with the text of this issue, may make the dialogue between the two disciplines easier. The book review editor, Brooke Harrington, offers a number of reviews of recent titles. To stay updated on job openings in the field, conferences and much more, please visit our website. 

From November 2008, Andrea Mennicken (London School of Economics and Political Science) will take over the editorship of the Newsletter. In the 2008/2009 issues we would like to keep the interdisciplinary spirit of the Newsletter and welcome in particular contributions exploring intersections between economic sociology and calculative practices, risk, regulation and law.

economic sociology - the european electronic newsletter:
economic sociology - the european website:
economic sociology - call for papers:
economic sociology - job vacancies: 

New Political Economy

Volume 13 Issue 1 is now available online at informaworld ( ).

This new issue contains the following articles:

- Path Dependency and the Politics of Liberalisation in the Textiles and Clothing Industry p. 1
Authors: Tony Heron; Ben Richardson

- Globalisation, Skill Formation and the Varieties of Capitalism Approach p. 19
Authors: Hugh Lauder; Phillip Brown; David Ashton

- Trading Away the Ladder? Trade Politics and Economic Development in the Americas p. 37
Authors: Kevin P. Gallagher

- Political Economics and Normative Analysis p. 61
Authors: Colin Jennings; Iain Mclean

- Revisionist Public Choice Theory p. 77
Authors: Geoffrey Brennan; Alan Hamlin

- Preferences, Institutions and Politics: Re-Interrogating the Theoretical Lessons of Developmental Economies p. 89
Authors: Ling Chen

- The Group of Seven p. 103
Authors: Andrew Baker

- Havens in a Storm: The Struggle for Global Tax Regulation p. 117
Authors: Leonard Seabrooke

The Journal of Philosophical Economics

We are happy to announce the launch of the first two issues of the Journal of Philosophical Economics, a print and online peer-reviewed journal in the field of economics and philosophy of science. We thus open an intellectual dialogue that will hopefully take us into a long journey whose only aim is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge about human progress. We’d be so pleased to feel you at times close to the Journal’s editorial policy and to know that you think of enriching this initiative with your own input. Click here for detailed information.

The Associative Economics Bulletin

The Associative Economics Bulletin consists of news and views on associative economics, including short extracts from Associative Economics Monthly (available electronically for 1 an issue at  or in a hard copy format - tel (UK) 01227 738207). To unsubscribe from this list, reply or send an email to  with 'bulletin unsubscribe' in the subject line.

1. Editorial – The Money Effect
2. The Colours of Money - UK, Spain, Berlin
3. Money Seminar at The London School of Economics - Thursday 13th March
4. AE Festival in August

Click here for detailed information.

ATHGO Newsletter

Global Governance
Who Leads: Technology or a Distinct Mindset?
Fourth Annual Global Forum April 23-25, 2008
United Nations Headquarters, New York
ATHGO is inviting nearly 400 college students and young entrepreneurs from all around the world to join our 4th annual Global Forum at the United Nations headquarters. The forum is designed to give young people an opportunity to develop real-life business models and policy proposals that improve political and business realities in increasingly global marketplace lead by technological advancement. Co-Sponsored by the United Nations University, New York Office, the Forum will have the patronage of the UN Permanent Missions, corporate sector leaders, and academic institutions worldwide.
Speakers include Mr. Amir Dossal, Executive Director of the UN Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP), H.E. Ambassador Vanu Gopala Menon, Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations, Mr. Nikhil Seth, Director of the Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), and other significant experts and executives.
Find out more or apply

Miracles of Development
Good Governance and Capacity Building
Third Annual Global Forum July 9-11, 2008
World Bank Headquarters, Washington D.C.
ATHGO’s next momentous event will be hosted at the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. with participation of 200 young professionals and students from various national and international universities, colleges and academic institutions.
The objective of the forum is to explore the affects of Good Governance and Capacity Building on overall economic development. The participants and experts from the World Bank, private sector and diplomatic corps will also analyze the major determinants of economic development and growth, and discuss the role of young people in the plans.
Find out more or apply

Global Warming
Change Your Attitude! Not the Weather
From February 27-March 1, 2008 a diverse group of socially conscious and highly motivated college students and young entrepreneurs convened in Los Angeles for ATHGO’s 5th annual Global Forum. The four-day practicum based event focused on some of the most pressing environmental issues. Participants worked in small groups throughout the event and developed and presented new business models and policy proposals that addressed sustainability, conservation and renewable energy issues. The proposals ranged from policies suggesting innovative ways to obtain funding for environmental educational reform to new business models that propose production and usage of environmentally friendly commercial packaging. Please visit the website to read more about the program and the suggested plans.

The Journal of Innovation Economics

The Journal of Innovation Economics, whose presentation can be found on the following webpage.

This journal is linked to Innovations, Cahiers d'Economie de l'Innovation (Econlit), published by De Boeck, Brussels and available on Cairn website :

A special issue of the Journal of Innovation Economics is being prepared on the subject "Dynamics of Innovation and new forms of organization and governance of the firm". It will be published in Fall 2008.

Levy News

Digital Newsletter of The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
March 11, 2008

Credit, Markets, and the Real Economy: Is the Financial System Working?
April 17–18, 2008
Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.
This year’s Minsky conference will focus on the current economic and financial crisis in the United States and its effects on the world economy. Topics will include the causes and consequences of the “Minsky moment”; the impact of the credit crunch on the economic and financial market outlook; dislocations and policy options; the rehabilitation of fiscal policy; margins of safety, systemic risk, and the U.S. subprime mortgage market; lessons from earlier times to rehabilitate mortgage financing and the banks; financial markets regulation-reregulation; the inefficiency of computer-driven markets; currency markets fluctuations; and exchange rate misalignment.
The conference will take place at Blithewood, the Levy Institute’s research and conference facility on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. A detailed program and an online registration form are available at

Economic Systems Research

Volume 20 Issue 1 is now available online at informaworld ( ).

This new issue contains the following articles:

Editorial p. 1
Authors: Erik Dietzenbacher

The Economic and Environmental Consequences of Automobile Lifetime Extension and Fuel Economy Improvement: Japan's Case p. 3
Authors: Shigemi Kagawa; Yuki Kudoh; Keisuke Nansai; Tomohiro Tasaki

Sequential Decision-making in Interdependent Sectors with Multiobjective Inoperability Decision Trees: Application to Biofuel Subsidy Analysis p. 29

Key Sectors, Industrial Clustering and Multivariate Outliers p. 57
Authors: Antonio Morillas; Bárbara Díaz

A Revision of the Tolerable Limits Approach: Searching for the Important Coefficients p. 75
Authors: Miguel ángel Tarancón; Fernando Callejas; Erik Dietzenbacher; Michael L. Lahr

Additive Structural Decomposition Analysis and Index Number Theory: An Empirical Application of the Montgomery Decomposition p. 97

Updating an Input–Output Matrix with Sign-preservation: Some Improved Objective Functions and their Solutions p. 111
Authors: Wenfeng Huang; Shintaro Kobayashi; Hajime Tanji

News of the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies

No. 2, March 2008

More on the network:


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What's New on IDEAs?
(February 1, 2008 to February 29, 2008)  or

- Managing Financial Instability in Emerging Markets : A Keynesian Perspective
by Yilmaz Akyüz

- On the Political Economy of Monetary Policy
by Saúl Keifman

- The Main Lesson from the Asian Crisis: ''Dragons'' Should Not Fundamentally Change Their Policies
by Kunibert Raffer

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Volume 51 Number 2 / March - April 2008 of Challenge is now available on the web site at

This issue contains:

- Pusillanimous Stimulus
Jeff Madrick

- Hard Times
Mike Sharpe

- Public Investment as Stimulus
Lawrence Mishel

- Why Thinking Like an Economist Can Be Harmful to the Community
Stephen Marglin

- What Sustainability Should Mean
Mary C. King

- Lessons from the Subprime Meltdown
L. Randall Wray

- The Interest Rate Channel in the New Monetary Policy Framework
A. Angeriz, Philip Arestis, John McCombie, Warren Mosler

- EMU Convergence: Reason for Encouragement
Robert Dunn, Jr.

- Mitterrand's Turn to Conservative Economics: A Revisionist History
Jean-Gabriel Bliek, Alain Parguez

- Review
José Tapia



Heterodox Books and Book Series

Federalism, Nationalism and Development

Federalism, Nationalism and Development: India and the Punjab economy
Pritam Singh, Oxford Brookes University, UK
This book throws new light on the study of India's development through an exploration of the triangular relationship between federalism, nationalism and the development process. It focuses on one of the seemingly paradoxical cases of impressive development and sharp federal conflicts that have been witnessed in the state of Punjab. The book concentrates on the federal structure of the Indian polity and it examines the evolution of the relationship between the centre and the state of Punjab, taking into account the emergence of Punjabi Sikh nationalism and its conflict with Indian nationalism. Providing a template to analyse regional imbalances and tensions in national economies with federal structures and competing nationalisms, this book will not only be of interest to researchers on South Asian Studies, but also to those working in the fields of politics, political economy, geography and development.
February 2008: 234x156
Hb: 978-0-415-45666-1:
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Fundamentos de la Teoría General. Las consecuencias teóricas de Lord Keynes

Por Axel Kicillof
500 páginas.

Cada vez que la economía atraviesa por un período de crisis, el nombre de Keynes es invocado por economistas y políticos de variada extracción. Sin embargo, a setenta ańos de la publicación de la Teoría General de la ocupación, el interés y el dinero, los especialistas están aún lejos –acaso cada vez más lejos– de alcanzar un acuerdo acerca del genuino contenido de su obra más importante. Esta controversia ha estado signada por un paradójico desvío: es sobre todo la literatura acerca de Keynes la que, en las últimas décadas, ha impuesto los términos del debate, mientras que su Teoría General carece de lectores. Acusado tanto por sus detractores como por los mismos adeptos de ser un libro confuso, inconsistente e incluso plagado de fallas lógicas, el mayor aporte del economista más influyente del siglo XX ha sido condenado al olvido o, en el mejor de los casos, a pervivir incómodamente en el eco ajeno de sus voceros (cont.)

Küreselleşmenin Krizi- The Politics of Empire and the Crisis of Globalisation

The Turkish translation of 'The Crisis of Globalisation' (originally published by Pluto as 'The Politics of Empire and the Crisis of Globalisation'), jointly edited by Alan Freeman and Boris Kagarlitsky, has been published.

'Küreselleşme', insanlığın refah, adalet ve barış çağı olarak ilan edilmişti. Peki, aradan geçen yıllarda 'küreselleşme' nasıl bir seyir izledi?
Pek çok akademisyenin saptadığına göre, 'küreselleşme', 2000'li yılların başında bir kriz aşamasına girmişti. Bu geçici bir kriz olmadığı gibi, şu ya da bu uygulamadan değil, küreselleşme sürecinin kendisinden kaynaklanıyordu ve küreselleşmecilerin bu zorlukları aşabileceklerine dair bir belirti de yoktu.
Bu olgulardan bazı sonuçlar çıkarılıyordu: Küreselleşme sadece adaletsiz değil aynı zamanda sürdürülemez de olabilirdi. Pek çok kişi yeni olayların küreselleşmenin sonunu yakınlaştırdığını düşünürken bazıları küreselleşmenin aslında hiç var olmadığını öne sürüyordu... Gerçek ne olursa olsun, küresel adalet ve barış hareketleri, tarihin yeni bir safhasıyla karşı karşıyaydı ve kendilerini bekleyen görevlerin derin bir analizini yapmalıydılar.
Kendileri de küreselleşme karşıtı hareketler içinde yer alan bir grup yazar, bu ihtiyacı gözeterek, bugün dünyada neler olup bittiğini inceden inceye tahlil etmek, 'küreselleşme' diye bir şeyin olup olmadığını, neden ve ne ölçüde başarısızlığa uğradığını, sonuçlarının neler olduğunu, bu sürecin nereye doğru evrildiğini ve bütün bunların küresel adalet arayanlar için ne gibi olanaklar ve zorluklar sunduğunu ortaya koymak üzere bu kitabı oluşturdular: Deneyimlerden beslenen özgüvenli bir değişim hareketinin sesi olmak için...

New Editions of Microeconomics in Context and Macroeconomics in Context

New editions of both books will be published by M.E. Sharpe, Inc. in 2008 for under $50 each! The new editions will incorporate important updates and additional exercises. The new edition of Macroeconomics in Context will be available for use in fall semester 2008, and the new edition of Microeconomics in Context will be available by early fall 2008. We are sending you this advance notice so that you can make your plans for the coming academic year accordingly.
Microeconomics in Context
CURRENT EDITION: Microeconomics in Context, First Edition by Neva Goodwin, Julie A. Nelson, Frank Ackerman and Thomas Weisskopf, and accompanying instructor support materials, will continue to be available from Houghton Mifflin into the fall term of 2008, and beyond that as long as their stock lasts. The Student Study Guide will continue to be available through the GDAE website.
NEW EDITION: Microeconomics in Context, Second Edition, will be available from M.E. Sharpe no later than September 2008 – and possibly by late August (we’ll keep you updated), ready for September classes. Electronic versions of a Second Edition Instructor Resource Manual and Test Bank will be available to verified instructors, and an updated Student Study Guide and set of PowerPoint slides will be available to the general public, from the GDAE website. If the book is not shipping by late August, advance copies of the initial chapters may be available for instructors wanting to use it in the fall term, by individual arrangement.
Macroeconomics in Context
CURRENT WEB VERSION: Macroeconomics in Context, Preliminary Edition by Neva Goodwin, Julie A. Nelson, and Jonathan Harris will continue to be available on-line through August 2008. Any desired documents must be downloaded by then, since afterwards they will no longer be maintained on-line. The Preliminary Edition supplements will continue to be available through then, as well.
NEW EDITION: Macroeconomics in Context, First Edition will be available from M.E. Sharpe beginning in late August 2008. Electronic versions of a Second Edition Instructor Resource Manual and Test Bank will be available to verified instructors, and an updated Student Study Guide and set of PowerPoint slides will be available to the general public, from the GDAE website.
More detail on the changes between the old and new editions is available on request.


Heterodox Graduate Program and PhD Scholarships

City University London

City University London has just announced its annual competition for research studentships. Details are at

Potential applicants wishing to complete a PhD in the philosophy or history of economics, or in heterodox economics, should contact Andy Denis ( ) as soon as possible to discuss their research plans. The studentships are highly competitive and only the strongest applications have any chance of success. Cooperation with prospective supervisors is essential to ensure that the candidate's application papers present the best possible case.

Research Fellowship at City University, London

City University will shortly be advertising five 2-year research fellowships. Adverts will appear in the Times Higher on 3 April (and on The closing date will be 2 May. The process and criteria will be very much as set out on the web page for last year's fellowships, at - the web page will be updated very shortly after Easter weekend.

It will be very important for applicants to (1) be able to show a good fit with Departmental research interests, and (2) have Departmental support for their application. So potential applicants in history and philosophy of economics should look at my research ( ) to ensure that they are actually interested in working with me, and get in touch well before the deadline so that we can discuss how to angle a proposal. Andy Denis


Heterodox Websites and Blogs

Economists for Full Employment

We invite you to visit periodically the EFE website and explore new postings: events being currently planned, reports on past meetings, updates on the Brazilian campaign (coming soon), new members etc. We also encourage you to visit and make use of our new forum to circulate messages, disseminate information and announce events. It took us sometime to make it operational (we are indeed working on a shoestring...) but it is here!!! We inaugurate the forum with a discussion scheduled to take place from March 10-25:

Public Job Creation Proposal for Iran
Join the EFE FORUM discussion, March 10-25
Dr. Zahra Karimi invites comments, suggestions and general discussion on her new proposal for an Employment Guarantee Scheme for Iran, which she has been developing over the past few months. She writes: "I hope to receive the comments of our colleagues which will enable me to introduce EGS ideas in Iran more precisely." To view the paper (in .pdf format) click here.

In order to enter the forum, we kindly request that you follow these two steps:
1. Go to and click on FORUM; you will be prompted to log in.
Your user name is your e-mail address and the password, the one we e-mailed to you when you first signed up.
If you do not remember your password, please enter your e-mail address here. Your password will be e-mailed to you shortly.

(Note: To participate in the forum you do not need to be a "member." EFE encourages open, democratic dialogue and hence anyone can join the forum: members, friends of the network as well as critics. But to participate, you must login - and for that, you must enter your e-mail and the password we e-mail you if you elect to join the Forum)

2. When prompted into the forum click on "Log in to check your private messages", which you will find at the very top of the forum's main page. We request that you log into the forum for a second time as well. Your forum login information IS THE SAME (as your site login: your e-mail address and the password we e-mailed you). This “double log-in” is indeed cumbersome and we regret the inconvenience; it is, however, a low-cost way to maintain high security and to prevent spam.

"Heterodox Economics": a Facebook group

The Heterodox Economics group in Facebook ( ) is worth a look for anyone reading this Newsletter who has a Facebook account. The group, set up by Jonathan Holt in October 2007, has 361 members and sees quite a lot of activity. There is a discussion board with 17 topics running at the moment, including Austrian economics, interest parity conditions, 'what is capitalism?', free trade and the developing world, what's wrong with mainstream economics?, the ecosystem and carbon offsets, marginalism, the global economy, central banking, gift economy, and legalisation of drugs - with nearly 500 contributions to these discussions posted so far. The group's main page has links to a large number of online resources from institutions to individuals' blogs, and including this Newsletter.

Rethinking Development

A new blog on "rethinking dvt economics" which will feature new articles regularly from both young and experienced critical economists - eg amsden of mit.


For Your Information

Molly Cato

Molly Cato has just been promoted to the status of Reader within the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff - a constituent part of the University of Wales. She has taken the title of “Reader in Green Economics”, perhaps the first such title in the world.

Oxford Economic Papers Award

The editors of Oxford Economic Papers announce that they will award a single prize of Ł2,000 to the author or authors of the best paper in the area of economic history submitted to the journal for publication in the period October 2007 to September 2008.
Entries must conform to the requirements for publication in Oxford Economic Papers. Full details can be found online at and enquiries may be made of the Managing Editors by email to the journal office at .

Jamie Galbraith Battles Milton Friedman

In 1990, Milton Friedman rebroadcast Free to Choose, and padded out each show with a half-hour debate. The first segment, taped in San Francisco, featured yours truly and David Brooks, no less. As a bonus, Arnold Schwarzenegger taped an opening plug. Somehow this program has now surfaced on the web, free of charge, courtesy of Google Video. Check it out at,  especially if you're curious (or have forgotten) what I looked like 18 years back. The debate segment starts halfway through and you can, of course, skip the preliminaries. Jamie Galbraith

Invitation for membership of the Green Economics Institute

(calendar year 2008)
2007 has been an amazing year for the Institute which now has contacts and branches in at least 30 countries world wide - we have given speeches at 3 parliaments including in the Austrian Parliament in Autumn 2007. We are leading the formation of European Green economics policy and have been visiting the European Parliament regularly for this work.
This year the Institute has joined the European Network of Political Foundations which includes well established institutions like the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
The Green Economics Institute invites you to join as an associate member for 2008
Included in this mailing you will find a membership renewal form and if you wish to pay your annual membership by standing order or make a regular donation the appropriate form to fill in for that purposes.
We very much rely on having a strong membership base to carry on our work and there are a number of benefits in becoming a member of the Green Economics Institute, including a copy of the 'Green Economist' our internal newsletter and discounted rates for our conferences and events. For a full list of benefits visit our website. Please contact the Institute should you have any further questions regarding membership by emailing:
We warmly welcome you as a member of the Institute for an exciting year 2008.
The Directors
Green Economics Institute

PERI in the Economist

This week, the Economist magazine is holding an online debate about governance. The Economist Online Debates are in the style of the Oxford Union, with a stated proposition, two debaters for and against, and an open forum for discussion. Each debate also includes a "featured guest participant" and concludes with a vote.

This week's debate tackles the proposition "This house believes that by intervening to regulate business and financial risks, governments have made things worse" and PERI's Co-Director, Robert Pollin, is the featured guest participant. (You will probably not be surprised at his position on the proposition.) We are writing to invite you to join the debate at
The two-week long debate opens today, March 17, and closing arguments will be posted on March 26. The vote tally will be posted March 28.


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