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Issue 68: September 14, 2008


From the Editor

The Newsletter is filled with lots of new academic jobs, books, book reviews, and prize essay competitions. In addition, among the new call for papers announcements, there is the call for papers for the 11th conference of the Association for heterodox Economics. There are also a number of interesting conferences, seminars and lectures to attend, especially the “Pluralism in Economics.” There will be a roundtable discussion on the subject benchmarking of economics in the UK and why the committee who put together the statement which virtually excludes the teaching of heterodox economics is not willing to defend it. Finally, you might want to check out Economia Informa under Heterodox Journals—it has some very interesting articles on heterodox microeconomics.

Two other points. First, information/registration/etc. about the ASSA 2009 annual meeting is now available. Register now and get your hotel room. Remember Association for Social Economics will be in Hilton San Francisco:  Also when you register for the ASSA, be sure to tick the ASE as the association you belong to. Secondly, remember that ICAPE will have a booth at the ASSA. Requests for staffing the booth will be sent out shortly. Also those who want to distribute info etc. at the booth please e-mail me ( ) about it.

Fred Lee

In this issue:
  Call for Papers
  - 11th Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics
- The International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education
- International Review of Economics Education
- Pluralism in Economics:Rethinking the Teaching of Economics
- Toward Critical Mass
- Economics for Equity and the Environment Network
- 7th Society of Heterodox Economists Conference
- Eighth Congress of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network
  Conferences, Seminars and Lectures
- The History of Economics Society
- 12th Conference on "Macroeconomic Policies on Shaky Foundations
- Forty Years of Political Power and Social Classes
- Keynes Lecture in Economics
- History of American Capitalism
- Circulations: Economies, Currencies, Movements in American Studies
- Anti-Union Employer Strategy: An Historical Analysis
- The Representation of Working People in Britain and France
- Character & Trajectory of the Indian Economic Formation in an Era of Globalization
- Globalization: Cultures, Institutions and Socioeconomics
- Asia-Pacific Economic and Business History Conference
- Revue Française de Socio-Economie
- Marx au xxie siècle : l’esprit & la lettre
- Leeds Schumacher Lectures 2008
- Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy

Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
  - University of Texas at Arlington
- Hobart and William Smith Colleges
- Auckland University of Technology
- University of Michigan-Dearborn
- University of Bremen- Dr. Wolfram Elsner
- The Lewis & Clark College
- American University
  Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles
  - An Evolutionary Perspective on the Economics of Energy Consumption: the Crucial Role of Habits
- Eastern Civilisation and the Breakthrough to Modernity in the West
Heterodox Journals and Newsletters
  - World Money - Associative Economics Bulletin - September 2008
- Economia Informa No. 351 (Marzo-Abril 2008)
- Innovations
- CASE - Newsletter
  Heterodox Books and Book Series
  - The Genesis of Innovation
- The State of Working America
- Trends in Business and Economic Ethics
- Green Recovery
- A Green New Deal: Joined-up policies to solve the triple crunch of the credit crisis, climate change and high oil prices
- Understanding Sustainability Economics: Towards Pluralism in Economics
- Environmental And Natural Resource Economics
- Microeconomics and Macroeconomics in Context
- GDAE Teaching Modules on Social and Environmental Issues in Economics
- Unjust Deserts
  Heterodox Book Reviews
  - Reflections on the Cliometrics Revolution: Conversations with Economic Historians
- Managing Network Resources: Alliances, Affiliations, and Other Relational Assets
- Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century
- Social Murder: and Other Shortcomings of Conservative Economics
The HEN-IRE-FPH Project
  - The HEN-IRE-FPH Project for Developing Heterodox Economics and Rethinking the Economy Through Debate and Dialogue
Heterodox Graduate Program and PhD Scholarships
  - Scholarships in Germany
Queries from Heterodox Economists
  - Ian Fletcher
  For Your Information
  - 2008 Don Lavoie Memorial Graduate Student Essay Competition
- William R. Waters Research Grant
- Eastern Economic Association Announces the Koford Prize
- Interview with Chang Ha-Joon
- Warren Samuels Prize
- One thing is clear from the history of trade
- 2008 Isaac Roet Prize Essay Contest

Call for Papers

11th Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics

Heterodox Economics and Sustainable Development, 20 years on
Call for papers
9-12 July, 2009
Kingston University, London
Click here for detailed information.

The International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education

Inderscience announces publication of a new journal in economic education, The International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education. The IJPEE will publish four issues a year, the first in January 2009 and the remaining issues March June, September and November. The IJPEE welcomes and encourages manuscripts from all members of the heterodox and pluralist community. The Journal will publish on all aspects of pluralism and economics education with special attention, but not limited, to the following topics:
- Defining pluralism
- What is pluralism and how can we incorporate it into the classroom
- The rhetoric of pluralism: communicating within and across disciplines
- Teaching the theory of the firm from a pluralist perspective
- Teaching pluralism in developing countries
- What can pluralists learn from Adam Smith and other classical economists?
- Incorporating pluralism into online courses
- Using pluralism to construct a framework for solving global problems
- Are there limits to extending pluralism?
- Pluralism and the individual
- Pluralism as a central component of honours courses
- Pluralism at the community college
- Encouraging pluralism at the high school level
- Necessary mathematics for pluralism
- Reaching out to other social sciences
- Teaching ecology from a pluralist perspective
- Understanding the financial crisis from a pluralist perspective
- Pluralism and system dynamics

Interested authors should consult the webpage at for specific requirements. Manuscripts should be e-mailed to:

Jack Reardon
Department of Management and Economics
School of Business
Hamline University
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

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.
Click here for detailed information.

Pluralism in Economics:Rethinking the Teaching of Economics

Association for Heterodox Economics and International Review of Economics Education
One-day Workshop
Saturday 18 October 2008
City University, London
Pluralism in economics:
rethinking the teaching of economics
Second Call for Papers
The Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE) and the journal, International Review of Economics Education (IREE), are holding a one-day workshop on the theme of Pluralism in economics: rethinking the teaching of economics. IREE is also publishing a special issue in November 2009 on the issue of Pluralism in economics education: Issues in teaching and learning. The Call for Papers for the special issue can be seen here:
Click here for detailed information.

Toward Critical Mass

The Second Annual Graduate Student Conference of The Toronto Group for the Study of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law
9-11 January 2009
The Toronto Group for the Study of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law is pleased to announce its second annual graduate student conference. The principal aim of the Group's inaugural conference was to provide a forum for critical inquiry and collaborative discussion. Building upon its closing panel, in which we posed the question “what is to be done?”, our second annual conference is intended to drive this newly created forum towards a sharper, more systematic understanding of how legal norms and institutions influence – and are, in turn, influenced by – entrenched or emerging political and economic structures. Panels will be chaired by legal scholars from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Confirmed keynote speakers include Andrew Arato, Dorothy Hirshon Professor in Political and Social Theory at the New School for Social Research, and Jean Cohen, Senior Professor of Political Thought at Columbia University.
We invite papers relating to themes broached in one or more of the seven streams detailed below. While the conference’s objective is to facilitate engagement with issues arising from these and related areas of legal scholarship, submissions from graduate students in disciplines other than law are also highly encouraged.
For further details, please see

Economics for Equity and the Environment Network

Graduate Student Workshop
In Search of Relevant Environmental Economics:
Designing Practical, Just and Sustainable Policy
January 7-9, 2009 Washington DC

Economics for Equity and the Environment Network (E3) is pleased to announce its Graduate Student Workshop to be held January 7-9, 2009 in Washington DC. The theme of this year’s workshop will be: In Search of Relevant Environmental Economics: Designing Practical, Just and Sustainable Policy. We invite applications from graduate students in economics whose scholarly interests include applied research in the fields of climate economics, sustainability, and environmental justice. Preference will be given to doctoral students in the early stages of their programs. Solving the global environmental crisis demands new thinking and research that is applicable to real-world challenges. This workshop explores innovative new approaches to understanding the nexus between inequality and environmental degradation, analyzing risk and uncertainty, modeling technical change and preference formation, and designing policy mechanisms that promote sustainability and fairness. The workshop will assist graduate students in developing research programs that have practical policy applications and demonstrate for graduate students how their professional studies can contribute to the well-being of society at large. The program will consist of panel presentations, seminar sessions, and small group discussions to provide a forum for networking with faculty who publish in the field, and to promote dialogue among graduate students and faculty participants about students’ individual research projects. Representatives from NGOs and advocacy groups will also be present to discuss their needs for economic analysis. For a list of participants in this year’s workshop, please visit our website at
E3 Network is offering a stipend of $400 to participating students to help offset travel costs. Applications must be received by October 20, 2008. Applicants should submit acurriculum vitae and a letter of not more than three pages describing their research interests, their current status in graduate school, and how they might benefit from attending the Workshop. Applicants should also submit the names of at least two references, preferably one’s graduate education advisor. References may be contacted before a final decision is made. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by early November. Applications must be submitted electronically to:  Subject line: Apply Workshop. If you have questions about the submission format please contact Kristen Sheeran,,  503-467-0811.

7th Society of Heterodox Economists Conference

The University of New South Wales will host the 7th Society of Heterodox Economists Conference on December 8 and 9, 2008

This year's conference will have both refereed and non-refereed papers. The deadline for submission of abstracts of refereed papers is Friday October 24, and for papers is Friday 7 November. The deadline for submission of abstracts of non-refereed papers is Friday November 7, with papers due Friday 21 November.
Further details will be available from the Conference website.
In addition, we have arranged with the editors of the Economics and Labour Relations Review to have a Symposium Issue of selected papers from the conference.

The following symposia and calls for papers are being organised for the SHE Conference, in addition to the general sessions. If you would like to contribute in any way to any of these sessions, please get in touch with the designated contact person. To contribute papers to general sessions, please send abstracts to:

Symposium on Australia's Energy Future'
Please send proposals to Lynne Chester: 

Symposium on Innovation and Skills
Please send proposals to Jerry Courvisanos: 

Symposium on Questions for Sraffa and the Sraffians'
Please send proposals to Neil Hart: 

Symposium on the Political Economy of Development in Theory and Practice
Please send proposals to Michael Johnson: 

Symposium on Social Inclusion in Australia
Please send proposals to Ilan Katz: 

Symposium on Heterodox Economic Policy for the 21st Century
Please send proposals to Peter Kriesler: 

A number of International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) sessions will be coordinated by Women in Social and Economic Research (WiSER), based at Curtin University in Western Australia. The aim of these sessions is to provide an opportunity for feminist economists in the Australia/Pacific region to get together and discuss research priorities and needs.
Abstracts for papers are invited and can be submitted to Siobhan Austen at WiSER:

SHE Website: 

Eighth Congress of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network

February 27 – March 1, 2009
Sheraton New York Hotel
811 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street., New York, NY

The Eighth Congress of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee (USBIG) Network provides a forum for considering alternative frameworks for addressing poverty. USBIG Network is a discussion group on the Basic Income Guarantee (BIG)—a policy that would unconditionally guarantee at least a subsistence-level income for everyone. The congress brings together academics, students, activists, policy analysts, and others interested in exploring the merits of this proposal. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Economic Association (EEA), attendees at the USBIG conference are welcome to attend any of the EEA’s events.

Featured speakers invited so far include academics and politician from both left and right. Conservative Canadian Senator Hugh Segal has been a supporter of the basic income guarantee for the last three decades. He is currently leading a renewed campaign for BIG in Canada. Tony Martin is Member of the Canadian House of Commons for the left-of-center New Democratic Party (NDP). Brazilian Senator Eduardo Suplicy is a third-term Senator representing the state of Sao Paolo in the Brazilian Federal Senate and one of the founding members of Brazil’s ruling Workers’ Party. Steve Pressman, of Monmouth University, is an economist with interest in poverty, public finance, and macroeconomics. He is co-editor of The Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee and author of Fifty Major Economists. Brian Steensland, of Indiana University, is a sociologist and author of The Failed Welfare Revolution. Pablo Yannes is the head of the Mexican affiliate of the Basic Income Earth Network. We hope to be confirming these and other speakers soon.

Scholars, activists, and others are invited to propose papers, and organize panel discussions. Proposals and panel discussions are welcome on BIG or topics related to the distribution of wealth and income. All points of view are welcome. Proposals from any discipline are welcomed. Anyone interested in making a presenting or organizing a panel should submit either an abstract of their presentation or a panel proposal to the chair of the organizing committee:

Karl Widerquist:

Please include the following information with your abstract and/or panel proposal:

1. Name
2. Affiliation
3. Address
4. City, State, Zip, and Country
5. Telephone, FAX
6. Email Address
7. Paper or Presentation Title
8. Abstract of 50-150 words

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS is October 31, 2008

Proposals for panel discussions should include a title, topic, and description of the panel and the information above for each participant. If the participants are not presenting formal papers, the title of the paper and abstract may be omitted. Panels with formal paper presentations should be limited to four presentations, although discussions without formal papers can include more.

Papers presented at the conference will be eligible for the Basic Income Studies Best Essay Award.

Chair of the organizing committee: Karl Widerquist:>


Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

The History of Economics Society

The History of Economics Society will have 4 sessions at the 2009 AEA meetings in San Francisco (January 3-5). Registration opens 4 September. More information is available on the website:

Times and places have now been assigned for the sessions.

12th Conference on "Macroeconomic Policies on Shaky Foundations

The Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies would like to invite you to participate in its 12th conference on
"Macroeconomic Policies on Shaky Foundations -- Whither Mainstream Economics? "
31 October – 1 November 2008, in Berlin.

Mainstream economics seems to be changing. The homo economicus has repeatedly been called into questions; many macroeconomic models are not based on a market clearing equilibrium any more. How profound are these changes in mainstream economics? What, if any, is the new orthodoxy in macroeconomics? What are the implications for Post-Keynesian macroeconomics? And how is the relationship between these developments and macroeconomic policies? The 12th conference of the Research Network will address these developments and questions
The deadline for registration is 10 October 2008. If you want the Hans Boeckler Foundation to make hotel reservations for you in the conference hotel (€ 83 per night), please note that we need your requirements by 24 September 2008. Having registered you will then receive the details for the hotel, how to get there etc, presumably in early October. Payments will have to be made with the hotel in Berlin.
Further details of the conference (including updates of the conference programme and preliminary versions of the conference papers) will be made available on the conference website:
The Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (RMM) is organised by Sebastian Dullien (FHTW Berlin), Trevor Evans (FHW Berlin), Jochen Hartwig (KOF/ETH Zürich), Eckhard Hein (IMK, Düsseldorf), Hansjörg Herr (FHW Berlin), Torsten Niechoj (IMK, Düsseldorf), Jan Priewe (FHTW Berlin), Peter Spahn (Universität Hohenheim), Engelbert Stockhammer (WU Wien), Claus Thomasberger (FHTW Berlin) and Achim Truger (IMK, Düsseldorf) with financial support from the Hans Böckler Foundation.
Download registration form and preliminary program.

More on the Research Network:
in English:
in German:

Forty Years of Political Power and Social Classes

EUROPEAN STUDIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ESRI) Centre for Contemporary History & Politics

Forty Years of Political Power and Social Classes

Nicos Poulantzas' Political Power and Social Classes was first published in France in May of 1968. The subject matter of the book
combined with this fortunate timing made it an overnight sensation.
This initial success combined with Poulantzas' subsequent debate with Ralph Miliband made the English translation of the book, published in 1973, a major event at that time for Marxism and contemporary political and social theory. The work continued to be a key theoretical touchstone for the remainder of the decade.

Although Poulantzas' subsequent works, particularly State, Power, Socialism and his essays on the transnationalization of the state and class, continue to be widely available and are enjoying popularity with those who study globalization and the increasingly authoritarian character of the neoliberal state, among other topics, Political Power and Social Classes, an infamously complex text, has remained out of print for more than twenty years. The purpose of this seminar is to examine the arguments and reception history of Political Power and Social Classes, to explore the relationship between this initial work and Poulantzas' subsequent writings, and to identify those concepts and schemas that still hold analytical value but are not widely known or in use at this time.

Speakers will include:
- Peter Bratsis, University of Salford
- Bob Jessop, University of Lancaster
- Mabel Thwaites Rey, University of Buenos Aires
- Constantinos Tsoukalas, University of Athens
September 24th, 1 to 6pm,
Room 106, Crescent House
For further information please contact:
Dr Peter Bratsis (Tel: 0161 295 6555 or Email: )

Keynes Lecture in Economics

Instruments of Development
Professor Angus Deaton, FBA
Princeton University

Thursday, 9 October 2008
5.30pm - 6.30pm, followed by a drinks reception
The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace,
London, SW1Y 5AH
Free Admittance
How can we reduce global poverty? How do we know what works, and what doesn't? There is great dissatisfaction among development economists about the lack of convincing evidence of policy effectiveness, and with an associated failure to learn from past development assistance and projects. Econometric methods are seen as part of the problem, not the solution, and there has been a movement to discard econometrics in favour of a rigorous and comprehensive programme of randomized controlled trials from which, at last, we will learn what works. I review recent work, both experimental and econometric, and argue that, while much can be learned from the new methods, they are unlikely to deliver all that is promised, and that it would be unwise to abandon econometric analysis. Our failures, such as they are, come from our recent neglect of models of behaviour and of development, and the absence of such models from econometric analysis.
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.

History of American Capitalism

Grad Student Conference
The History of Capitalism in the United States  is a graduate student conference at Harvard University on November 6-8, 2008.

Circulations: Economies, Currencies, Movements in American Studies

The New York Metro American Studies Association and the Columbia Journal of American Studies welcome papers on any historical period for Circulations: Economies, Currencies, Movements in American Studies  on November 8, 2008. Presentations that circulate across historical and disciplinary borders are particularly encouraged.

Anti-Union Employer Strategy: An Historical Analysis

Anti-Union Employer Strategy: An Historical Analysis  is a symposium/workshop on November 10, 2008 organized by the Business and Labour History Group, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney. 

The Representation of Working People in Britain and France

The Representation of Working People in Britain and France  at the Université de Rouen from November 13 to 15, 2008 constitutes a reconsideration of representations of workers and the meaning and experience of labor, and the ways in which the socio-political relations of work were mediated from the medieval period to the 20th century.

Character & Trajectory of the Indian Economic Formation in an Era of Globalization

The opening keynote for The Character and Trajectory of the Indian Economic Formation in an Era of Globalisation  on November 26 to 28, 2008 at the University of Delhi will be given by Professor K.M. Shrimali, on the mode of production as a concept in Indian historiography.

Globalization: Cultures, Institutions and Socioeconomics

"Globalization: Cultures, Institutions and Socioeconomics" an international conference to be held in Hong Kong, December 12 and 13, 2008 is co-sponsored by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Washington University in St. Louis.

Asia-Pacific Economic and Business History Conference

The theme of the Asia-Pacific Economic and Business History conference on February 18-20, 2009 in Tokyo (Japan) is Asia-Pacific in International Economy and Business.

Revue Française de Socio-Economie

Le n°2 de la Revue Française de Socio-Economie va bientôt paraître et le n°3 est en cours d'élaboration.
J'attire votre attention sur la rubrique des notes de lecture
d'ouvrages: la RFSE publie des notes simples d'environ 5000 signes, sur les parutions récentes, et des notes critiques, un peu plus fouillées et un peu plus longues.
N'hésitez pas à nous envoyer vos contributions et incitez les plus jeunes, notamment les thésards, à rendre compte de leurs lectures d'ouvrages récents.
Pour toute correspondance, contactez les responsables de la rubrique "notes de lecture": Sandrine Rousseau et Bruno Boidin ( , ).

Marx au xxie siècle : l’esprit & la lettre

Université Paris 1, CHSPM, dir. Pr Jean Salem
Séminaire « Marx au xxie siècle : l’esprit & la lettre »
Programme 2008-2009 (au 8 septembre 2008)

17, rue de la Sorbonne
75231 Paris


18 octobre 2008: Michael Löwy
(directeur de recherches émérite, cnrs), Kafka, la politique, le socialisme

25 octobre 2008: Domenico Losurdo
(professeur de philosophie, université d’Urbino), Nietzsche, le rebelle aristocrate

8 novembre 2008: Catherine Samary
(maîtresse de conférences en économie,
université Paris 9-Dauphine),
Des contradictions des sociétés dites socialistes aux débats sur d’autres « modèles » :
propriété sociale, État, marché

15 novembre 2008: Luciano Canfora
(professeur de philologie grecque
et latine, université de Bari),
Peut-on critiquer la démocratie ?

22 novembre 2008: Bernard Gainot (maître de conférences hdr, université Paris 1-Sorbonne), Esclavage, abolitions, luttes armées dans les colonies françaises

29 novembre 2008: Sophie Wahnich
(historienne, chargée de recherche, cnrs), La longue patience du peuple

6 décembre 2008: Nicolas Tertulian
(philosophe, directeur d’études honoraire, ehess), Heidegger/Lukács, quelle ontologie ?

13 décembre 2008: Jean-Claude Bourdin (professeur de philosophie, université de Poitiers), Marx historien de la France moderne

17 janvier 2009: Alain Bihr (professeur
de sociologie, université de Besançon),
La reproduction du capital

31 janvier 2009: Olivier Neveux (maître
de conférence, université de Strasbourg), Brecht, une théorie politique du théâtre

14 février 2009: Paul Bouffartigue
(sociologue, directeur de recherches, cnrs), Travail et précarisation

21 février 2009: André Tosel (professeur émérite de philosophie, université de Nice), Les marxismes du xxe siècle

28 février 2009: Yves Schwartz (professeur de philosophie émérite, université de Provence), Production, travail et activité

7 mars 2009: Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc (ater, université Lille 3), Titre à définir

14 mars 2009: Nicole-Edith Thévenin
(maîtresse de conférences en sciences
politiques, université Paris 8),
Psychanalyse et marxisme

21 mars 2009: Jean Bourgault (professeur de Lettres supérieures, Lycée Jeanne d’Arc, Rouen), Tours et détours de l’idéologie :
la conception de l’action politique chez Sartre

28 mars 2009: Gilbert Achcar (professeur de relations internationales, université de Londres), Marx est-il orientaliste ?

4 avril 2009: Emmanuel Barot (maître
de conférences en philosophie, université Toulouse-Le Mirail) :
Réalisme et cinéma

Leeds Schumacher Lectures 2008

Transforming the Global Economy: Solutions for a Sustainable World

Susan George
Ann Pettifor
Andrew Simms

Saturday 4 October 10am-5pm
Lecture Theatre B2, Leeds Metropolitan University Civic Quarter Site
£20.00 conc. £10.00 (Schumacher North Members £15.00 or £7.50)
Organised by Schumacher North in partnership with the George Mitchell Centre for Peace and Global Responsibility, Leeds Metropolitan University and School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

The Leeds Schumacher Lectures 2008 will address the issues of economic justice and ecological sustainability posed by the increasing dominance of global corporations in the international economy. The three speakers are internationally recognised as leading activists in the quest for an alternative, just and sustainable international economic order, and the intention of this day of lectures and dialogue is to inform and inspire effective local action in support of practical initiatives aimed at creating this new order.

Susan George is one of the most outstanding defenders of alternative globalization. She is Chair of the Planning Board of the Transnational Institute, having previously served on the Board of Greenpeace International and acted as a consultant to various United Nations specialised agencies.

Ann Pettifor is executive director of Advocacy International, an international organisation working with low-income countries to promote positive development, investment and environmental sustainability in those countries. She helped to design and lead Jubilee 2000, an international campaign which succeeded in bringing about the cancellation of $100bn of debt owed by 42 countries.

Andrew Simms is Policy Director for the New Economics Foundation and head of the Climate Change programme at the Centre for Global Interdependence. He is a board member of Greenpeace UK and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Europe and was one of the original campaigners for the Jubilee 2000 Coalition debt campaign.
To Book: phone 0113 812 5263
Further information from: Schumacher North, 57 Riviera Gardens, Leeds LS7 3DW, Tel. 0113 262 7914, Email

Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy

Please join us in celebrating the launch of our newest research program
Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy

This critical initiative will explore how communities of color affect and are affected by the economy.
- Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President of Bennett College for Women and EPI board member will introduce the program.
- Dr. Algernon Austin, Program Director will briefly discuss the program's agenda and goals and provide highlights from new research on the recent economic experience of African Americans.

An informal reception will follow.
Thursday, September 18, 2008, from 5:30 p.m to 7:00 p.m.
Economic Policy Institute
1333 H Street, NW, East Tower, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005

Cocktails and assorted refreshments
Please RSVP by Monday, September 15, 2008.

Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

University of Texas at Arlington

The School of Urban and Public Affairs (SUPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington is seeking to expand its faculty in public administration. We intend to hire two to three highly qualified individuals at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin Fall 2009.
We specifically seek candidates with demonstrated research expertise and who have teaching interests in at least one of the following areas:
1. Human Resources & Personnel Management, including public personnel systems, current public personnel management issues, strategic human resources administration, and employee rights and labor relations.
2. Public Budgeting & Financial Management, including knowledge of fiscal federalism, state and local government financing, and governmental and nonprofit accounting.
3. Nonprofit Management, including personnel, board management, fiduciary responsibilities, fundraising, and grant administration.
Preference will be given to candidates who have an established research record with interest in working in a multidisciplinary environment as well as a commitment to community service. Candidates able to demonstrate strong interest in teaching quantitative analysis and/or administrative law courses will be particularly welcome. A Ph.D. in Public Administration is strongly preferred. ABDs may be considered if doctoral degree is to be conferred before the effective date of appointment.

The School offers excellent teaching and research support, and its location in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area provides an ideal urban laboratory for research and community service. With its multidisciplinary faculty, SUPA offers five graduate degrees including two PhD degrees (Ph.D. in Public and Urban Administration, Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy) and three masters degrees (Masters of Arts in Urban Affairs, Masters in Public Administration, and Masters in City and Regional Planning) as well as two bachelor degrees (BS and BA in Interdisciplinary Studies).

A letter of application indicating research and teaching interests, vitae, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Professor Edith Barrett, Chair, Search Committee, School of Urban and Public Affairs, Box 19588, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0588 or Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. This is a security sensitive position, and a criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Geneva, New York
- Political Economy and Methodology
- Current heterodox approaches
- Feminist Economics

Hobart and William Smith Colleges invite applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level anticipated for fall 2009. The position requires a specialization in political economy and methodology, with emphasis on heterodox approaches in political economy, feminist economics, and macroeconomics. Ph.D. preferred, AbD considered. Teaching responsibilities include five courses per year and would typically be one section of a core course in political economy (comparative theory and methodology), elective courses in radical and feminist analysis, section(s) of intermediate macroeconomics and principles of economics, and one other course which could be in the Colleges’ interdisciplinary programs or general education areas.
Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective, residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation or any other protected status.
Candidates should send a letter of application, c.v., evidence of successful teaching experience, and arrange to have three recommendations sent to:
Jo Beth Mertens, Chair
Department of Economics
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456.
Applications must be received by November 15, 2008 to be guaranteed full consideration but will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the Allied Social Science Associations meetings.

Auckland University of Technology

Associate Professor/Professor of Business Economics

The Department of Business Economics at AUT School of Business, Auckland University of Technology continues to expand its research and teaching provision and to grow its undergraduate and postgraduate student numbers. It has seen strong growth in student enrolments in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced academics to further strengthen its academic portfolio. The department serves as a strategically important area within AUT School of Business, which is ranked amongst the leading research-led business schools in New Zealand.

Business Economics continues to be an innovative and forward thinking department, which embraces a cross-disciplinary and applied philosophy in teaching, learning and research. As part of these endeavours, we are looking to attract an enthusiastic and established scholar with proven management and leadership credentials and with an excellent research profile that further advances the reputation of the department through a sustained and continuing record of publications in leading economics journals. Exceptionally experienced and qualified candidates may be considered for an appointment as Professor.

The successful candidate will lead academic developments in terms of both teaching and research and will take on management and leadership responsibilities within the department. An ability and enthusiasm to contribute to the delivery of MBA and executive training programmes would be particularly welcome.

We invite PhD qualified scholars from any field in Economics to apply, but particularly encourage applications from colleagues with a strong empirical background who also hold an interest in labour or personnel economics, financial economics or international trade economics.

Enquires of an academic nature may be made by contacting the Departmental Chair of Business Economics, Professor Thomas Lange (email: ).

AUT reserves the right to offer employment to more than one candidate or not to recruit.

Applications should be addressed to the AUT Human Resources Division.


Closing Date: 26 September 2008
Interviews in person or by teleconference are scheduled to be held in mid October 2008.

Earlham College

Earlham College, a good liberal arts College with about 1200 students, seeks a visiting assistant professor to teach full time for the Spring semester of this academic year, 2008-2009. The teaching load is two 4 credit hour courses and one 2 credit hour topical seminar. The History of Economic Thought and Game Theory are our preferred 4 credit hour courses. Though because of our strong commitment to quality teaching, we are open to other options as well, including the basic theory courses or other topics and electives we typically don't offer. Specify in your application letter what elective courses you have taught recently or would be able to prepare. The topical seminar course should reflect your interests and help students delve into a topic in economics.

Earlham is affiliated with the Society of Friends (Quakers), is an AA/EOE employer and eagerly solicits applications from African Americans and other ethnic minorities, women, and Quakers.

Send Letter of Interest including contact information for three references, and a c.v. for initial review. Job begins January 2009.
Send Information to:

Cheri Gaddis, Economics Search
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Department of Social Sciences
Location: Dearborn, MI, USA
JEL Classification:
C9 - Design of Experiments
D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
D01 - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles

Location: University of Michigan, Dearborn (USA)
One tenure track opening for a position at the Assistant Professor level. The primary area of teaching responsibility is Behavioral Economics/Economic Psychology. Additional opportunities exist to teach in programs in Psychology and/or Public Policy. The Economics program is located within a multi-disciplinary Department of Social Sciences that includes History and Political Science.

Teaching load is three courses per semester, which may include principles of macroeconomics and/or intermediate micro theory. Individual classes in all Economics courses are capped at 35 students. A Ph.D. in economics or evidence of its impending completion is required. Additional selection criteria include demonstrated potential for and commitment to teaching talented and diverse undergraduates, as well as the ability to sustain a productive research agenda. Appointment effective September 1, 2009. Salary is competitive. Applicants should send a cover letter, vita, unofficial copy of graduate transcript, three letters of reference, a summary of teaching evaluations (if available), and a writing sample to: Chair, Economics Search Committee, Department of Social Sciences, University of Michigan Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn MI 48128-1491. We will interview at the ASSA meetings in San Francisco. Applications should be received by December 8, 2008 to ensure full consideration.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn currently enrolls approximately 8,700 students in bachelor's and master's degree programs. The University is one of three campuses – along with Ann Arbor and Flint - in the University of Michigan system. Faculty and students have the opportunity to collaborate across all three campuses in research and scholarly activity. UM-Dearborn is located ten miles west of Detroit and thirty-five miles east of Ann Arbor.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment, and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.

For further information, please visit:

The University of Michigan, Dearborn is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer.

University of Bremen- Dr. Wolfram Elsner

Professor Elsner has a half position for a research assistant to be filled immediately. The payment will be a stipend for promotion for three years (about 1,100 euros per month). The person should know some evolutionary and original institutional economics and also have some formal skills in either complex modeling, evolutionary game theory or computer simulation. those interested should contact Professor Elsner at:

Dr. Wolfram Elsner
Full Professor of Economics
University of Bremen
Faculty of Economics and Business Studies
iino - Institute of Institutional and Innovation Economics
Hochschulring 4, D-28359 Bremen
fon: +49-421-218-7535/6, fax: -218-4974

The Lewis & Clark College

Macroeconomics: The LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of either assistant or associate professor in macroeconomics beginning fall 2009. Assistant professor candidates must hold the Ph.D. at the time of hire and show potential for excellence in teaching and research. Associate professors must show a record of excellence in teaching and research, and will be eligible for tenure review after a period to be negotiated at the time of hire. Usual teaching load is five courses per academic year, with opportunities to teach in the College’s general education program. Review of applications will begin on November 17th and continue until the position is filled. The College will be interviewing at the January ASSA meeting in San Francisco. A complete application includes: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a letter of application which includes a statement of educational philosophy, teaching experience, and research interests; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) sample of scholarship; (5) three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover and (6) graduate transcripts. CONTACT: Dr. Eban Goodstein, Chair, Department of Economics, Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Portland, OR 97219. ( Lewis & Clark College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world, and affirms the educational benefits of diversity. (See ) We encourage applicants to explain how their teaching at Lewis & Clark might contribute to a learning community that values diversity.

American University

One tenure-track opening in Macroeconomic Theory and Policy Analysis, beginning Fall 2009, at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The department welcomes applications from candidates with diverse theoretical perspectives and who are interested in policy applications and empirical tests of macro theory. An interest in long-run growth theory, heterodox macro models, or the political economy of macro policy is especially welcome. The department seeks applicants with an active research agenda and an ability to develop a strong publication record. Applicants must have the ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels and provide evidence of strong teaching skills. Candidates for assistant professor rank should expect to have the Ph.D. completed by August 2009. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract or sample research paper, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and letters from three references. Contact: Search Committee, Department of Economics, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016-8029. American University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, see


Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles

An Evolutionary Perspective on the Economics of Energy Consumption: the Crucial Role of Habits

Written by K. Marechal
Click here to download the paper.

Eastern Civilisation and the Breakthrough to Modernity in the West

An Essay in the Philosophy and Theory of World History by Heinrich Bortis, Université de Fribourg (Switzerland)
Click here to download the paper.


Heterodox Journals and Newsletters

World Money - Associative Economics Bulletin - September 2008

The Associative Economics Bulletin consists of news and views on associative economics, including short extracts from Associative Economics Monthly (available electronically for 1GBP 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. The Colours of Money Oct/Nov 2008
2. Course at The London School of Economics Oct-Dec 2008
3. Rethinking the Company - Associative Economics Monthly Editorial September 2008
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Economia Informa No. 351 (Marzo-Abril 2008)
Microeconomía Heterodoxa: El monopolio, teoría y práctica
- Mark Lavoie, Neoclassical Empirical Evidence on Employment and Production Laws as Artefact
- Gustavo Vargas Sánchez, La empresa transnacional
- Rogelio Huerta Quintanilla, Monopolio, precios de la tortilla y estancamiento de la economía mexicana
- Chris Tilly y José Luis Álvarez Galván, El tamaño sí importa: Monopolio, el monopsonio y el impacto de Wal-Mart en Méxic
- Jack Reardon, Private Equity Firms and the Irrelevance of Traditional Monopoly
- Alfonso Anaya Díaz, El cociente de alineación de precios como indicador de poder de mercado
- Mayrén Polanco Gaytán, Understanding Creative Destruction in the Mexican Economy
- Julio Boltvinik, Necesidades humanas, recurso tiempo y crítica de la teoría neoclásica del consumidor.


j'ai le plaisir de vous annoncer la parution du n° 28 (2008/2) de la revue Innovations. Cahiers d'économie de l'innovation. Le cahier principal (L'économie de la Défense) a été coordonné par notre collègue Claude Serfati

I am pleased to announce the publication of the n°28 (2008/2) of the Innovations. Cahiers d'économie de l'innovation. The main topic of this issue (The Defence Economy) is edited by Claude Serfati

CASE - Newsletter


Heterodox Books and Book Series

The Genesis of Innovation

The Genesis of Innovation. Systemic Linkages between Knowledge and the Market, B. LAPERCHE, D. UZUNIDIS, G.N. VON TUNZELMANN (eds), Edward Elgar, 2008

The State of Working America

Labor Day preview of biennial resource
This week, EPI released the 11th edition of its flagship publication: The State of Working America 2008-09. EPI economists and authors Jared Bernstein, Larry Mishel, and Heidi Shierholz show that, while the 2000s could have been a time of shared prosperity, only a small percentage of the nation's workers benefited from the booming economy. In a national conference call with journalists, the three authors highlighted their findings. According to Bernstein, while the growth of worker output, or productivity, surpassed the high levels of the 1990s, paychecks stagnated and employer-provided benefits continued to decrease. Shierholz emphasized the halt in job creation and the rise in unemployed workers--1.5 million more at the end of the 2000s business cycle than at its beginning. And Mishel showed how the upward redistribution of wealth leaves struggling families with less. Rich with charts and text on earnings, health care coverage, growing inequality, and international comparisons, the book gives an extensive analysis of the economic situation for working Americans, offering evidence for why many Americans experienced the 2000s as a recession, even while the economy grew. Visit the State of Working America Web site now and in coming months to read excerpts, download charts, and to order your copy.

Trends in Business and Economic Ethics

Series: Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy
Cowton, Christopher; Haase, Michaela (Eds.)
2008, VI, 272 p. 10 illus., Hardcover Available: October 4, 2008
A growing body of academic and business specialists are paying attention to ethical issues in business and economics, drawing on a wide range of different disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. This volume presents important new insights from scholars in economics, philosophy, business ethics and management studies. In addition to providing specific perspectives on particular topics, it presents strategic perspectives on the development of the field. Readers can inform themselves on developments in particular areas, such as social accountability or stakeholder governance; they will also find substantial contributions related to the interfaces of ethics and economics, economics and philosophy, business ethics and political science, and business ethics and management. The collection is a thought-provoking contribution to the development of business and economic ethics as an increasingly important field of academic study.

Green Recovery

Green Recovery - A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy by Robert Pollin, James Heintz, Heidi Garrett-Peltier, and Helen Scharber
As the nation continues to debate its energy future, a new report released today shows that the U.S. can create two million jobs by investing in a rapid green economic recovery program, which will strengthen the economy, increase energy independence, and fight global warming.
Green Recovery - A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy was prepared by the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, under commission by the Center for American Progress and released by a coalition of labor and environmental groups. The authors are Robert Pollin, Heidi Garrett-Peltier, James Heintz, and Helen Scharber of PERI.
For the complete report findings, please click the report cover or go to
To download the report: 

A Green New Deal: Joined-up policies to solve the triple crunch of the credit crisis, climate change and high oil prices  

Understanding Sustainability Economics: Towards Pluralism in Economics

Peter Söderbaum 

Environmental And Natural Resource Economics

A Contemporary Approach (2nd Edition, Houghton Mifflin, 2006)
Updated data and figures are now available in PowerPoint for the Harris Environmental and Natural Resource Economics text. Figures and tables for the teaching module The Economics of Climate Change are also available.
The 2008 Data Updates include:
- The price increase trends for food, fuel, and metals observed in 2007-2008
- Recent trends in U.S. oil production and consumption
- Energy demand and energy intensity trends
- CO2 emissions trends and CO2 stabilization scenarios
- Falling costs and expanded production of solar photovoltaics
The data updates and the Economics of Global Climate Change teaching module (which can be used to supplement or replace Chapter 18 in the Harris text) are available for free download at:
Examination copies of the text can be ordered from Cengage Learning (now incorporating the former Houghton Mifflin College Division) at:  (register and select “Environmental and Natural Resource Economics” field at the Cengage Learning site).

Microeconomics and Macroeconomics in Context

Second Edition by Neva Goodwin, Julie A. Nelson, Frank Ackerman and Thomas Weisskopf.

Macroeconomics in Context, First Edition by Neva Goodwin, Julie A. Nelson, and Jonathan Harris.
These innovative Principles of Economics textbooks can be ordered from M.E. Sharpe, and free examination copies are available to potential adopters. A comprehensive Student Study Guide and the full set of PowerPoints slides are available for free download. An Instructor’s Resource Manual and Test Bank are also available on GDAE’s website to verified instructors. For more information, visit: 

GDAE Teaching Modules on Social and Environmental Issues in Economics

These modules, designed for use as supplements in undergraduate-level courses, are available in Adobe Acrobat format. The modules are downloadable free of charge. Topics include: trade, global climate change, corporate power, consumption, tax equity, and environmental justice.

Unjust Deserts

How the Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance and Why We Should Take It Back
Gar Alperovitz and Lew Daly
(To be published by The New Press in November 2008)

For those of us who think we are solely responsible for every dollar we've earned, Unjust Deserts will be a shocking revelation. In a compelling synthesis of historical, economic, and technological research, Alperovitz and Daly explain how our current economic system has changed the way wealth is distributed—and why it is utterly indefensible for the top 1 percent of American households to earn more than the bottom 120 million Americans combined.

At the center of their convincing argument is knowledge. As people have solved numerous problems that bewildered and plagued those before us, we have accumulated an immense “stock of knowledge” from which we now rely on, developing new ideas and technology, allowing us to grow our economies many times over. This stock of knowledge, Alperovitz and Daly argue, is a social inheritance, nurtured by governments, institutions, and culture, and created by many generations of people.

Yet, most of the wealth—the fruits of this inherited knowledge—has come to be controlled by a small fraction of the population, with roughly 50% of the productive assets of our country owned by the top 1% percent of households. In a rebuke to those who claim such earnings are reasonable rewards for hard work and ingenuity, Alperovitz and Daly draw on the work of leading economists such as Robert Solow and Kenneth Arrow, and meticulously walk us through the evidence and break down the studies. They demonstrate why it is economically—and morally—unjust to allow such inequalities when in fact 90% of what people have comes from our common stock of knowledge. Praised by economists, political scientists, and philosophers alike, Unjust Deserts is a clarion call for income redistribution. It is a book that will radically change the way you think about wealth and knowledge.
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Heterodox Book Reviews

Reflections on the Cliometrics Revolution: Conversations with Economic Historians

John S. Lyons, Louis P. Cain and Samuel H. Williamson, editors, _Reflections on the Cliometrics Revolution: Conversations with Economic Historians_. New York: Routledge, 2008. xiv + 491 pp. $160 (hardback),
ISBN: 978-0-415-70091-7.

Reviewed for EH.NET by Michael Haupert, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse.
Click here to download the review.

Managing Network Resources: Alliances, Affiliations, and Other Relational Assets

by Ranjay Gulati. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-19-929935-5; 325 pages. Reviewed by Sébastien Plociniczak, Université Paris XIII, France
Click here to download the review.

Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century

by Giovanni Arrighi. London: Verso, 2007. ISBN: 978-1-84467-104-5; 420 pages. Reviewed by Yan Liang, University of Redlands
Click here to download the review.

Social Murder: and Other Shortcomings of Conservative Economics

by Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson. Winnipeg, Canada: Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2007, ISBN 1-894037-31-6; 224 pages. Reviewed by Ryan A. Dodd, University of Missouri-Kansas City
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The HEN-IRE-FPH Project

The HEN-IRE-FPH Project for Developing Heterodox Economics and Rethinking the Economy Through Debate and Dialogue

The Heterodox Economics Newsletter, The International Initiative for Rethinking the Economy (IRE), and the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind (FPH) ( ) have undertaken a joint project to promote the development of heterodox economics. It involves publishing in the Newsletter reviews, analytical summaries, or commentary of articles, books, book chapters, theses, dissertations, government reports, etc. that relate to the following themes: diversity of economic approaches, regulation of goods and services, currency and finance, and trade regimes. These themes relate to heterodox economics and to the open and pluralistic intellectual debates in economics. It is hoped that the reviews will contribute to strengthening the community of heterodox economists, and to the development of heterodox economic theory through the dissemination of ideas/arguments. The final aim of this project is to help heterodox economists come up with proposals, both theoretical and applied, that would help adapt the economy to the challenges facing humankind. The reviews will be published in the Newsletter and will also be put on the IRE website  For further information about the project, material available for reviewing, and about reviewing the material click here. Anyone interested in contributing to and reviewing material for the HEN-IRE-FPH project should contact Fred Lee, Editor of the Newsletter by email ( ). I am particularly interested in getting recommendations of material that should be reviewed.


Heterodox Graduate Program and PhD Scholarships

Scholarships in Germany

The German state gives grants for non-German students in Germany. A part of these grants is given via the foundations of the political parties. The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is giving grants for students (including doctoral theses) who want to study in Germany. Grants range from 615 Euros a month to 1.100 Euros (the grant is for two years, with the possibility to for another year). The next deadline for the applications is the 31 October 2008 and then April 2009.
For further details see:

Contact  if you want to be put in touch with someone who can give you further details.


Queries from Heterodox Economists

Ian Fletcher

Ian Fletcher would like to contact heterodox economists working on the problem of free trade. His e-mail address is


For Your Information

2008 Don Lavoie Memorial Graduate Student Essay Competition

The Society for the Development of Austrian Economics is pleased to announce that submissions for the 2008 Don Lavoie Memorial Graduate Student Essay Competition are now being accepted. Submissions will be accepted from students in the dissertation stage of their PhD education in economics or other relevant disciplines anywhere in the world. This competition is designed for students writing dissertations on themes related to Austrian economics; submissions should adhere to appropriate standards of academic writing and should be on a topic relevant to Austrian economics. There is no word limit; and, students submitting papers to this competition will retain all publication rights to their work; however, winners are encourage to submit their papers to The Review of Austrian Economics for publication.

Three prizes are given, each worth $1000, to be used to pay expenses to attend the Southern Economic Association meetings this November in Washington, DC, where the winners will present their work on a special panel. Prize awards are contingent on attending the SEA meetings and theSDAEs annual business meeting and awards banquet.
The prize committee consists of:
- Peter Boettke, George Mason University
- Emily Chamlee-Wright, Beloit College
- Steven Horwitz, St. Lawrence University
- David Prychitko, Northern Michigan University
- Virgil Storr, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
-Deadline for submissions is October 10, 2008. Decisions will be made by October 15.
Please send all questions and submissions electronically to Peter Lipsey, Assistant to Peter Boettke, at [1]

William R. Waters Research Grant

The Association for Social Economics sponsors each year a competition for a grant of $5000 to support the research efforts of a junior faculty member or a Ph.D. student nearing completion of the degree. The Grant Application and instructions can be found on the ASE website at
ASE, established in 1941, advances research on the social and ethical foundations of economics and supports economic analysis to help shape scholarship and form policy.
Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2008.
The Award will be announced at the ASSA meetings in San Francisco, CA, January 3-5, 2009.

Eastern Economic Association Announces the Koford Prize

In memory of Kenneth J. Koford, editor of the Eastern Economic Journal from 1999-2004, the Eastern Economic Association has established a prize to help junior foreign scholars to attend the annual EEA meetings and to present a paper. The next EEA conference will be held February 27, 2009 – March 1, 2009, at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in New York City. The winner of the Koford Prize will receive $1000 towards travel, registration, and accommodations at the conference. The objective of the Koford Prize is to assist junior economists with completed Ph.D. who have not yet been considered for tenure, and who are not citizens of the U.S. To apply please send a cover letter, vita, and manuscript electronically to Alexandra Bernasek, Department of Economics, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado, or electronically to  Please include contact information, an abstract, and three JEL codes with your paper. The maximum paper length is 10,000 words. The deadline for paper submissions is December 15, 2008.

Interview with Chang Ha-Joon

[Interview] ‘Do not follow the U.S. capitalism, treat it as a wicked teacher’
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The syllabus of Political Economy, I & II by Dr. Cyrus Bina.

Warren Samuels Prize

The Association for Social Economics (ASE), one of the founding member organizations of the Allied Social Science Associations, together with the Review of Social Economy, would like to invite submissions for the Warren Samuels Prize.

This prize is awarded 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.

It is preferable, but not required, that the paper is presented at one of the ASSA sessions sponsored by the Association for Social Economics. Papers will not normally exceed 6,500 words (inclusive of references, notes), and should follow the style guidelines for the Review of Social Economy.

The winner of the prize will be announced during the ASE presidential breakfast, to which the winner is invited. The winning paper may, subject to peer review, be published in the subsequent September issue of the Review of Social Economy. The winner of the Warren Samuels Prize receives a $500 stipend.

The selection committee consists of:

- A Past-President of ASE;
- A Co-editor of the Review of Social Economy (Chair);
- A member of the Editorial Board, Review of Social Economy.

Papers presented at the 2009 ASSA meetings in San Francisco, CA, in sessions not restricted to sessions in the ASE programme, may be send electronically, as a word or pdf attachment, to Wilfred Dolfsma, Corresponding Editor, Review of Social Economy, before December 5th, 2008 at

One thing is clear from the history of trade

One thing is clear from the history of trade: protectionism makes you rich However much Peter Mandelson bullies them, poor countries know his equation of fair trade and free trade is nonsense

By George Monbiot
(Appeared in The Guardian, 9/9/08)
It is not often that a bureaucrat makes a major scientific discovery. So hats off to Peter Power. The European commission's spokesperson for trade, writing to the Guardian last week, has invented a new ecological concept: excess fish. Seeking to justify policies that would ensure that European trawlers are allowed to keep fishing in west African waters, Mr Power claims that they will be removing only the region's "excess stocks". Well, someone has to do it. Were it not for our brave trawlermen battling nature's delinquent productivity, the seas would become choked with these disgusting scaly creatures. (cont.)

2008 Isaac Roet Prize Essay Contest

The Isaac Roet Prize is an international essay contest about the promotion of world peace through economic interaction. Students from all economic faculties at universities around the globe are invited to participate and to write an essay on the theme of the 2008 edition of the essay competition: Resource access and world peace; policies to promote global stability in view of growing scarcity of non renewable natural resources.

A prize of Euro 5,000 will be offered for the best essay on this subject.
The competition is open for participation until December 31, 2008.
Details on how to join the competition can be found on or can be obtained at the organising committee.

The organisation of the 2008 Isaac Roet Prize has been delegated to the Dutch/Flemish affiliate of Economists for Peace and Security (EPS). EPS is an international organisation for intellectual exchange among economists concerned with issues related to peace, conflict resolution and international security.