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Issue 69: September 30, 2008


From the Editor

With this 69th issue, the fifth year of the Heterodox Economics Newsletter begins.  Little did I realize when I started this venture that it would become so popular and useful to heterodox economists.  To celebrate this occasion, I have significantly revised and expanded the Informational Directory for Heterodox Economists.  The number of graduate and undergraduate programs, journals, and book series has increased; and there are new sections that cover publishers, heterodox associations, heterodox/progressive blogs, and institutes and other websites. Finally there is an introductory chapter that introduces heterodox economics The Directory is found at and on the website of the Newsletter (  It can be freely downloaded or a hardcopy can be obtained at I have also made some hard copies of the Directory which shall be available at the upcoming 2008 EAEPE Conference in Rome and at the ASSA meetings in San Francisco.  Because the Directory is online, it can be updated; so if amendments need to be made, then please send them to me.  There is one omission in the Directory—there is no section on teaching heterodox/pluralistic economics.  I will make some effort to rectify this omission over the next few months, but I will need a little help from my heterodox friends.  So if you are interested, please e-mail me.

Fred Lee

In this issue:
  Call for Papers
  - 11th Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics
- Economics for Equity and the Environment Network
- Eastern Economics Association
- Managing Economic Transition
- Probleme der regionalen Währungsräume in der globalisierten Welt
- Oeconomicus
- Fashions: Business Practices in Historical Perspective
- The Association for Institutional Thought
  Conferences, Seminars and Lectures
- Seminar at University of Lille 1 on Pluralism and Heterodox Economics and Heterodox Microeconomics
- How to make corporations accountable
- Keynes Seminar
- London Marx-Hegel Reading Group
- Pluralism in Economics: rethinking the teaching of economics
- Marx and Philosophy Society
- Cognitive Capital & Spaces of Mobility
Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
  - Siena College
- University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA
- Senior Researcher
- SUNY–New Paltz
- SUNY–New Paltz
- George Mason University
- University of Manitoba
  Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles
  - GDAE Publications
- Conflicting claims and equilibrium adjustment processes in a stock-flow consistent macro model
- On the Determinacy of New Keynesian Models with Staggered Wage and Price Setting
- Macroeconomics without the LM: A Post-Keynesian Perspective
Heterodox Journals and Newsletters
  - On The Horizon
- Review of Social Economy
- Economia e Sociedade, Campinas
- Ola Financiera
- International Journal of Political Economy
- Contributions to Political Economy
- New Socialist
- Rethinking Marxism
  Heterodox Books and Book Series
  - The Political Economy of Hemispheric Integration
- Pour une économie historique de la monnaie
  Heterodox Book Reviews
  - Reclaiming Marx’s Capital
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
  - IMK-Doktorandenprogramm
Queries from Heterodox Economists
  - History of Economics Playground
  For Your Information
  - Open Invitation
- William R. Waters Research Grant
- The Current Importance of Marx, 150 Years After the Grundrisse
- Labor Documentary
- Putting Doha on life support
- Political Cartoons of the US Financial Crisis

Call for Papers

11th Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics

Heterodox Economics and Sustainable Development, 20 years on

9-12 July, 2009
Kingston University, London
The Eleventh Conference of the Association of Heterodox Economics (AHE) will be held at Kingston University, London from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th July 2009. In more than ten years the AHE has established a reputation as a major national and international forum for the discussion of alternatives to mainstream economics, and for the interdisciplinary and pluralistic nature of its discussions. It is also contributing to strengthening the community of heterodox economists, and to the development of heterodox economic theory on various themes through the dissemination of ideas and arguments. This year, the Conference theme is Heterodox Economics and Sustainable Development, twenty years on. Sustainable development is the main challenge facing humankind for this century. The recognition of fundamental failures within mainstream economics and discontent amongst people concerned about environmental problems are widespread. This make the case for alternatives, interdisciplinarity and pluralism, i.e. all the core standpoints of the AHE movement. The aim of this conference is to offer an overview of the current insights of heterodox approaches to sustainability issues and to serve as a call to action to the heterodox community to begin to pull together a coherent perspective that would permit conscientious and productive consideration of problems.
In that perspective we particularly encourage submissions on:
(1) The state of the art on sustainable development and in particular the meaning of being heterodox with respect to this challenge.
(2) The state of heterodox approaches on sustainability issues in the broadest sense (including both environmental and social concerns), including Critical Realism, Ecological Economics, Feminist Economics, Green Economics, Austrian Economics, Institutional economics, Marxian economics, Post-Keynesian economics, and Social Economics.
(3) The potential trade-offs and/or synergies between various heterodox perspectives on sustainability issues.
(4) The need for engagement in the wider public sphere, including the theme of education for sustainable development. The conference invites submissions of single papers or sessions which conform to these aims; which deal with theoretical, applied, and historical topics in heterodox economics; which draws upon contributions from the other social sciences to address topics in heterodox economics; and/or which critically examines aspects of mainstream economics. A feature of the AHE is as a pluralist forum for dialogue, and we encourage proposals for sessions which address a single issue or theme from a variety of viewpoints or disciplines. The international character of the conference has been a vital factor in its growing success. Scholars requiring documentation in support of visa or funding applications should indicate this in their initial submission. At present the AHE regrets that it has no funds to provide financial support, but is actively seeking it and welcomes proposals from participants regarding organizations for the AHE contact in search of support for participants from outside the US and European Union.
To facilitate dialogue and timetabling, participants whose initial submission is successful must provide a full paper by the deadline of Sunday 3rd May. They should also register by Sunday June 7th, and will be expected to take part in at least two full days of the conference, in order to be included in the final programme. Participants should also be prepared to serve as discussants and/or session chairs.
This year poster sessions will also be organized for postgraduate or postdoctoral students who would like to discuss their work with others but are not yet in a position to provide a full paper.
The conference language is English.
Guidelines for submission
This year there will be two types of session, normal sessions and poster sessions. Normal sessions will be 90 minutes long and will usually consist of two papers with at least one discussant. Arrangements for poster sessions, which are intended to encourage new work by postgraduate or postdoctoral students, will depend on the number of submissions and will be announced nearer the date of conference.
Proposals for single papers: please send an abstract of not more than 500 words by email only to the local organiser Julian Wells ( ), AND the AHE coordinator, Alan Freeman ( ). Text, HTML, Word and PDF format attachments are acceptable. Please indicate in your submission whether your paper is intended for a normal or poster session.
Proposals for complete sessions: please send a description of the session of not more than 500 words together with the names and email addresses of the proposed speakers, and attaching abstracts for their presentations of not more than 500 words each for each paper.
Please send these by email only to Julian Wells and Alan Freeman, as above.
Proposals for either single papers or complete sessions should be received by Sunday 8th February 2009.
The AHE Committee will consider all abstracts and will notify you of acceptance or rejection of your proposal by Monday 23rd February 2009.
Those whose abstracts have been accepted for a normal session must send their full paper by Sunday 3rd May 2009 and must register, for a minimum of two days of the conference, by Sunday 7th June 2009. Registration details will be published later.
To see details of previous conferences, and to keep up to date with the 2009 conference and other AHE activities please visit:
To keep yourself informed of AHE activities subscribe to the AHE-ANNOUNCE mailing list.
Visit  to sign up

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 ofclimate 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 a curriculum 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.

Eastern Economics Association

FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 1, 2009
Early Paper Submission Deadline October 6, 2008
Paper Submission Deadline November 3, 2008
Conference Registration Deadline January 13, 2009
Hotel Reservations Deadline January 28, 2009

Managing Economic Transition

It is our pleasure to announce the 22nd research seminar of the Managing Economic Transition network, which is organized jointly with t the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies
The research seminar will be hosted by SSEES, University College London on the 5th of December 2008. Prof. Marcus Miller (Dept. of Economics, University of Warwick) kindly agreed to be our keynote speaker for the seminar, discussing "Punishment without crime? Prison as a worker discipline device".
We look forward to receive papers which relate to past or present economic issues of Central Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, both on macro and micro level. Our selection will be primarily based on quality not on a particular choice of topics.
The papers or abstracts should be sent to Jens Hölscher  no later than on the 31st of October. The network seminars are free for all, but we do not cover any costs.

Probleme der regionalen Währungsräume in der globalisierten Welt

Die Keynes Gesellschaft e.V. ( ) veranstaltet am 16. und 17. Februar 2009 in Wien ihre vierte wissenschaftliche Jahrestagung. Das Rahmenthema der Tagung lautet: Probleme der regionalen Währungsräume in der globalisierten Welt.

Entsprechend den Zielen, die sich die Keynes-Gesellschaft gesetzt hat, sind auch Referate erwünscht, die sich mit den Bemühungen von Keynes um die Lösung dieser Probleme beschäftigen. Der Vorstand (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kromphardt, Prof. Dr. Hagemann und PD Dr. Gustav A. Horn) lädt Mitglieder und Nichtmitglieder ein, auf dieser Tagung ein Referat zu übernehmen. Die Keynes-Gesellschaft plant, nach der Tagung einen Tagungsband herauszugeben, der im Metropolis-Verlag erscheinen soll. Sie bittet daher alle Referenten, nach der Tagung eine schriftliche Version einzureichen, die die wichtigsten Aspekte der Diskussion auf der Tagung berücksichtigt.
Die Keynes-Gesellschaft bittet alle Interessierten, den geplanten Titel ihres Referats und eine kurze Inhaltsskizze (Abstract) bis Mitte November 2008 an  zu schicken. Die Auswahl der Vorträge findet Ende November statt.
Berlin, den 08.09.2008, J.Kromphardt (Vorsitzender der Keynes-Gesellschaft)


An all-student interdisciplinary journal of economic issues.

Oeconomicus is an interdisciplinary journal of economic issues written, refereed, edited and published by current undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. students in the social sciences. The focus of the journal is on critical or heterodox approaches to issues of economic methodology and theory, history of economic thought, economic history, political economy, and economic policy. All heterodox traditions within the social sciences—including, but not limited to, Marxist, Institutionalist, Post Keynesian, Austrian, Feminist, and Poststructuralist/Postmodern—are welcome in the journal. Oeconomicus is sponsored by the Economics Club at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and is published annually.

We are currently soliciting submissions for our 2008-2009 issue and welcome students at all levels to submit full-length articles, book reviews, interviews or comments. Submissions should be no more that 5000 words and in MS Word format. Submissions and enquiries should be sent to the editors at  The deadline for submissions is December 10th, 2008. For further information about detailed instructions for authors, the journal, the Economics Club and/or the UMKC Economic Department please visit our website

Fashions: Business Practices in Historical Perspective

11-13 June 2009, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
Joint Meeting of the Business History Conference and the European Business History Association
Click here for detailed information.

The Association for Institutional Thought

Third Annual Student Scholars Award Competition

The Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) proudly announces the Third Annual AFIT Student Scholars Award Competition. The aim of AFIT is to encourage undergraduate and graduate students in Economics and Political Economy to pursue research in topics within the Institutional Economics framework.

Up to three winning papers will be selected. Winners are expected to present their research during a special session at the Annual Meetings of AFIT, held during the Western Social Science Association’s 51st Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Denver Colorado, April 23-26, 2008.

Winners will each receive:
1. $300 cash prize
2. One year student membership in AFIT
3. Paid WSSA Conference Registration
4. Paid admission to the AFIT Presidential Address Dinner

Winning papers must be presented at a special AFIT session in order to collect the cash prize. Cash prizes will be presented during the AFIT Presidential Address Dinner.

Application Procedures and Deadlines
Papers must be between 25-40 pages in length, including references and appendices. They should be submitted electronically (preferably in Word format) by 12/1/08 to:
Carolyn Aldana, Ph.D.
Economics Department
CSU, San Bernardino
5500 University Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Phone: (909) 537-7315 Fax: (909) 537-7645 email:
Winners will be notified by 12/15/08

For more info about AFIT, visit our website


Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

Seminar at University of Lille 1 on Pluralism and Heterodox Economics and Heterodox Microeconomics

Tuesday 4 November 2008

L'axe HPES du Clersé (membre du réseau ADEK) de Lille 1 organise le mardi 4 Novembre, de 14h à 17h, un séminaire à l'occasion de l'invitation de Fred Lee à Lille. Fred Lee devrait faire deux interventions : la première sur le débat sur le pluralisme dans l'hétérodoxie le second sur la microéconomie hétérodoxe.

Pour plus de renseignements, contacter :

How to make corporations accountable

We cordially invite you to listen to Drs Dan Plesch and Stephanie Blankenburg (Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS) speaking and answering questions on

How to make corporations accountable

Friday 28th November 10.30-12.30
the HRM Suite, Room 215
Westminster Business School of the University of Westminster
35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
(nearest tube Baker Street)

There is no need to register, but if you could tell us you are coming – by replying to – it would be helpful and appreciated as these meetings can be full. This ensures you a place and helps forecast catering provision. Please also email if you subsequently need to cancel.

They have been invited to speak by the Central London branch of BRITISH UNIVERSITIES INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ASSOCIATION (BUIRA) in conjunction with THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER. The Central London branch of BUIRA meets in the Westminster Business School of the University of Westminster usually on the last Friday of the month in the HRM Suite, Room 215, with coffee available from 10.15 and a sandwich lunch provided from 12.30.

The Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy 

Keynes Seminar

I am pleased to announce a weekly Keynes Seminar that will take place in Robinson College, Cambridge, every Wednesday 7.30 – 9.30 pm, during Michaelmas and Lent Full Term in the new academic year. Over the sixteen weeks we will alternate between a guest speaker and a reading group to work through The General Theory. Each session will begin with a prepared paper followed by open discussion. Papers and supporting materials will be posted on our website for download by members, especially those not able to attend.

The series will be opened on 8 October by our first guest speaker, Professor Victoria Chick on “Why is The General Theory so hard to read?” Full details of the first term’s programme and our list of confirmed speakers can be found on our website.
- 8 October Victoria Chick, University College London
Why is The General Theory so hard to read? background paper
- 15 October Mark Hayes, Homerton, and Robinson College
General Theory Reading Group Session 1: Necessary preliminaries background paper
- 22 October Gerhard-Michael Ambrosi, University of Trier
Keynes, Pigou and The General Theory
- 29 October Mark Hayes, Homerton, and Robinson College
General Theory Reading Group Session 2: Two Theories of Employment
- 5 November Claudio Sardoni, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’
Keynes, Marx and The General Theory
- 12 November Mark Hayes, Homerton, and Robinson College
General Theory Reading Group Session 3: Measuring income and capital
- 19 November Michel De Vroey, Université catholique de Louvain
Keynes, Marshall and The General Theory
- 26 November Mark Hayes, Homerton, and Robinson College
General Theory Reading Group Session 4: Expectation and output

London Marx-Hegel Reading Group

The London Marx-Hegel Reading Group, having completed Marx's "Early Writings", and, last year, Hegel's "Science of Logic", is now turning to Marx's "Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy".
We will be using the Martin Nicolaus translation published by Penguin in 1973.
The first meeting will consider the "Introduction", starting on p 81.
Meetings will be on alternate Wednesdays at 18:30 starting 1 October, in the Social Science Building, City University London, junction of Whiskin Street and St John Street, London EC1V. The room will be D113 with the exception of the meeting on 12 November, which will be in D108. Both rooms are on the first floor.

Pluralism in Economics: rethinking the teaching of economics

- What constitutes a pluralist or monist curriculum?
- Do benchmarking statements such as the QAA statement on economics encourage a monist curriculum?
- What are the arguments for and against pluralism in the economics curriculum and to what extent can they be justified by reference to outcomes for students?
- What does pluralist teaching in economics look like and what are the distinctive outcomes for students?

These are the questions to be addressed at a Workshop at City University, London, on Saturday 18 October 2008, called by the Association for Heterodox Economics and the International Review of Economics Education, and supported by the Economics Network and the Royal Economic Society. The programme and call for participants can be seen at:

Pre-registration is essential. For further information, please contact:

Andy Denis
Economics Department
City University London
+44 (0)20 7040 0257


Which Way for a National Retirement Income Program?
(Preparing for a Post-Election Political Battle)

Professor Teresa Ghilarducci
Director, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, New School for Social Research, NYC

David Langer, Consulting Actuary
David Langer Company, Inc., NYC
DATE: Monday, October 6, 2008
TIME: 7:15 - 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Common Room of the
Heyman Center - Columbia University (map and directions available at: )

Optional Dinner: Optional buffet dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. in the Common Room.
The price for dinner is $27. (RSVP required to Lisa Sachs at )

There is mounting concern about the direction private employer and individual retirement plans are taking. The public is facing grim forebodings that there will not be adequate pension income and that it may not be possible to ever stop working. Our speakers are leading exponents of two major, contrasting approaches to the problem.

Professor Ghilarducci’s new book proposes a mandated savings program called Guaranteed Retirement Accounts. The federal government subsidizes each account with an annual grant of $600; workers and employers each pay 2.5% up to the Social Security maximum taxable income. The government pays a guaranteed 3% rate of return above inflation. The benefit goal, including Social Security, is 70% of earnings at retirement.

Langer instead proposes Social Security be expanded to provide a benefit that is 70% average earnings at retirement. He notes Social Security is the only leg of the 3-legged pension stool firmly standing and logically should be expanded to remain the nation's primary pension plan. His research into its actuarial projections has led him to conclude Social Security has no deficit as is claimed and therefore offers a sound basis for expansion.


Teresa Ghilarducci’s latest book is, When I’m Sixty-four: The Plot Against Pensions and the Plan to Save Them. She testifies frequently before Congress. She is the WURF fellow at the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School and serves as a public trustee at the Health Care VEBAs for UAW Retirees of General Motors and for the USW retirees for Goodyear. Her research has been funded by the Alfred P.
Sloan Foundation, US Department of Labor and Ford Foundation. She was a professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame for 25 years.

David Langer has headed a consulting actuarial firm in New York City since 1964. He chaired the Employee Benefits Committee of the Actuarial Society of New York for 15 years. In 1995, he became concerned about attacks on Social Security and decided to investigate. His findings led him to conclude Social Security's deficit was cooked by conservatives as part of a stealth attack to cause the public to lose confidence in Social Security and pave the way for privatization. His writings have appeared national, and he has consulted with members of Congress.

Chairs, Columbia University Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare, and Equity Helen Lachs Ginsburg, Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Sheila Collins,

TO ATTEND Columbia University’S Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare, and Equity (# 613):

Please reply by Monday, September 29, to Lisa Sachs at <>, or call her at 212-854-0691, to let her know you will attend the Monday, October 6th Seminar and Optional Dinner. (If you are only attending the Seminar, you have till Friday, October 3 to reply.) Payment by cash or check only at the dinner.

Marx and Philosophy Society

Joe McCarney Memorial Conference

10.30 - 6, Saturday October 25 2008, 10.30am - 6.00pm London Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald Street, London WC1

Joe McCarney (1941-2007) helped to found the Marx and Philosophy Society. To commemorate the anniversary of his tragic death this conference is to be held, which will take up themes present in his work. Copies of books by Joe McCarney are at:


Kai Nielsen
'Emancipatory Social Science: McCarney and Levine'

David MacGregor
'The Problem of Evil'

John Clegg
'A brief history of false consciousness'

Andrew Chitty:
'Can there be an ethical critique of capitalism?'

Chris Arthur
'The Concept of Critique'

Attendance is free but if you plan to come please register in advance by emailing

Directions and map:  Tube stations: Holborn and Russell Square.

Cognitive Capital & Spaces of Mobility 
November 1 & 2, 2008 Gothenburg, Sweden
Deadline for Call for Papers: October 1, 2008 Keynotes Antonio Negri and Yann Moulier Boutang, cyrus Bina
Organized by University of Gothenburg and Kurrents
Click here for detailed information.

Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

Siena College

Position: Assoc/Asst Professor in Economics
Application deadline: 11/7/2008

The Economics Department is accepting applications for one tenure track position beginning Fall 2009. The ideal applicant should have teaching and/or research interests in U.S. economic policy and at
least one of; macroeconomic policy, Public Economics; Health, Education and Welfare; Labor and Demographic Economics; Urban, Rural and Regional Economics. The applicant should also have
interests in teaching principles and intermediate theory to majors. Teaching duties include nine contact hours per semester typically split between principles and upper division courses; active research
and publication is expected. The Department of six faculty is housed within the AACSB accredited School of Business; the major in Economics is offered as either a B.A. or a B.S. We seek applicants with
a passion for the highest quality undergraduate teaching, including heterodox approaches, applied fields, and interdisciplinary work. Domestic and international field experiences, mentoring
undergraduate research and innovative teaching approaches are strengths. A completed Ph.D. and teaching experience are expected. Send letter of application, c.v., statement of teaching philosophy and
a summary of student evaluations, references who can attest to teaching effectiveness, and graduate transcripts by November 7, 2008 to: Ms. Cynthia Kuemmel, School of Business, Siena College, 515
Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211.
Siena College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.
Contact Information:Ms. Cynthia Kuemmel
Siena College
School of Business
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211 USA

University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA

H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
I2 - Education
I3 - Welfare and Poverty
J - Labor and Demographic Economics
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics

The Department of Economics invites applications for an anticipated tenure track opening, beginning Fall 2009 (subject to final budgetary approval). A successful applicant will have teaching and applied research records in the broad area of urban social problems. A person could approach urban social problems from a variety of areas within economics, including but not limited to labor economics, urban economics, poverty and social welfare, the economics of race and discrimination, the economics of education, the economics of migration, and the economics of state and local government. An interest in comparing urban social problems across countries would be valued.

B51 - Socialist; Marxist
L3 - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise
N - Economic History
O54 - Latin America; Caribbean

The Department of Economics invites applications for an anticipated tenure track opening, beginning Fall 2009 (subject to final budgetary approval). A successful applicant will have teaching and
applied research records in at least one of the following areas: applied industrial organization with a focus on NGOs and public enterprise or some combination of American Economic History, Latin America and Marxism.
Successful candidates should have a successful teaching record and the capacity to contribute to undergraduate general education, the economics major and, possibly, graduate instruction. We are
interested in candidates who will interact well with the applied policy researchers currently in the department, and candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary work are particularly encouraged to apply.
Evidence of successful teaching with diverse students is highly desirable.
Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by September 1, 2009. Evidence of progress towards an excellent scholarly record is necessary.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2008, and continue until the position is filled. We anticipate preliminary interviews at the ASSA meetings in San Francisco.
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, and three current letters of recommendation. UMass Boston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Title IX employer.
CONTACT: Personnel Committee, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393.

Senior Researcher

The New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, in conjunction with the Office of Evaluation and Research in the Human Resources Administration, is recruiting a Senior Researcher to help lead projects that develop and apply innovative measures of poverty, well-being, and economic opportunity in the City of New York.

This position requires a research-oriented management professional who will partner with researchers in other city agencies, other governmental organizations, policy institutions, and universities;
develop new uses of administrative data and new surveys or instruments for data collection; apply advanced statistical analysis to administrative and survey data; prepare written reports including technical and methodological papers; and make presentations at meetings and seminars.

Qualifications: A minimum master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an social science and three years of responsible full-time experience, including one year of
full-time experience in a supervisory, research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization. Preference will be given to candidates who have:

- A Ph.D. in economics, sociology, or other related social science.
- Expertise in statistical and econometric methods.
- Experience in working with complex micro-data sets.
- Knowledge of statistical packages including STATA, SAS, and SPSS, and Arc View (or other GIS programs).
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including an ability to explain analytical work to a lay audience.
- Knowledge of relevant research literature.

Non-residents may be hired contingent upon becoming a New York City resident within 90 days of employment. New York City offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package. Send cover letter,
writing samples of analytical research and resume to: Mark Levitan 180 Water Street – 23rd Floor New York, NY 10038 E-mail: Fax: (212) 331-4692

SUNY–New Paltz

- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
- Schools of Economic Thought
- International Economics
- Economic History
- Economic Development
- Economy-wide Country Studies: Asia Pacific

The Department of Economics invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position, starting in Fall 2009. Ph.D. and teaching experience are required. ABD will be considered if the
defense date is prior to the appointment. We seek an applied Macroeconomist with specialization in at least two of the other areas listed above. Desired courses include: Money and Banking, Economics of Development, Economics of Asia Pacific Region, International Trade and Finance, History of Economic Thought, American Economic History, and Economics of Globalization. Participation in the department’s ongoing program with the Istanbul Technical University is required and an active interest in research and publication is expected. Please send curriculum vitae, student teaching evaluations and other evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample research paper, graduate transcript, and three current letters of reference to: Search # F08-20, SUNY–New Paltz, Department of Economics JFT 814,
600 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561-2440.

SUNY–New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To be assured of consideration for interviews at the ASSA meeting in San Francisco, completed
applications must be received by December 1, 2008.

SUNY–New Paltz

- Feminist Economics
- Economics of Gender
- Labor and Demographic Economics
- Economic History
- Schools of Economic Thought

The Department of Economics invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with fifty percent of teaching and service responsibilities in the Women’s Studies program. In addition to a Ph.D. in Economics, academic credentials in Women's Studies (e.g., a degree or certificate) or equivalent academic expertise is required. Desired fields of specialization include Labor Economics as well as other fields of specialization listed above. Research should be applied in nature and the candidate should have strengths in feminist economic theory. In addition to core courses in Economics, teaching responsibilities include upper division courses in Labor Economics, Women and Work, and lower division courses in Economics of Gender and Women’s Studies. Other possible courses are Economics of Globalization, and American Economic Development. Participation in the department’s ongoing program with the Istanbul Technical University is required and an active interest in research and publication is expected. Please send curriculum vitae, student teaching evaluations and other evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample research paper, graduate transcript, and three current letters of reference to: Search # F08-19, SUNY–New Paltz, Department of Economics JFT 814, 600 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561-2440.

SUNY–New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To be assured of consideration for interviews at the ASSA meeting in San Francisco, completed
applications must be received by December 1, 2008.

George Mason University

Assistant Professor, Computational Social Science

George Mason University, Department of Computational Social Science seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

Duties include teaching graduate courses in computational social science, developing an externally-funded research program, and participating in M.S.theses and Ph.D. dissertations. The department is housed in new facilities within Research 1, the first dedicated research building on Mason¹s Fairfax campus. Currently, department members have several active, long-term research projects underway through the Center for Social Complexity , an interdisciplinary research center within the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University.

A Ph.D. is required by the starting date, August 2009. Experience with one or more of the following computational methodologies is required:
agent-based modeling /multi-agent systems, social network analysis, complexity science, socioinformatics, visualization, or spatial social science. Computational social scientists from any discipline (i.e., anthropology, economics, geography, political science, social psychology orsociology) or interdisciplinary area (i.e., computational finance, geospatial science, computational statistics/econometrics, or computational organization theory) are encouraged to apply.

George Mason University (  ) is located in the Fairfax County area of Northern Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. The university is rapidly growing and was recently ranked in "U.S. News & World Report" as the #1 "Up-and-coming"university in the nation.

For more information on this position please contact Karen Underwood at To apply for position F6561z, go to and electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, up to three publications, and the names and contact information of five references along with the faculty application. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2008, and continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE

University of Manitoba

The Department of Family Social Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology, at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of family economic health. The successful applicant will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, supervise graduate students, conduct research, and provide service to the university and community. The appointment will commence July 1, 2009 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. (completed or nearing completion) in the social sciences or a related field pertaining to family economic health. Individuals with a strong interest and background in family economics, consumer economics, financial planning, financial counseling, family resource management or a closely related field (e.g., applied micro-economics, community economic development) are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop and conduct an active research program funded by external granting agencies. Teaching responsibilities will initially include undergraduate and graduate courses in family resource management and family finance.

The Department of Family Social Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology, has 10 full-time faculty positions and offers multidisciplinary programs at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. For more information please visit our website at: 

Winnipeg has a great deal to offer, both culturally and recreationally, with a number of professional arts groups and sports teams, and many opportunities nearby for all types of outdoor activities in all seasons. The Winnipeg housing market is one of the most favourable in Canada. Learn more about Winnipeg at: 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications, including complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a sample of publications, evidence of teaching ability, and names of three referees, must be sent by e-mail to Dr. Karen Duncan ( ), Chair of Selection Committee, Department of Family Social Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2.
Your cover letter and resume must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications. Enquiries by telephone (204-474-6702), FAX (204-474-7592), or e-mail are welcome. Application deadline is December
16, 2008 or until the position is filled.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Manitoba.” 


Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles

GDAE Publications

The Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University (GDAE) announces the publication of new working papers by Jonathan Harris and Brian Roach:
by Jonathan Harris
The challenge of reducing global carbon emissions by 50-85 per cent by the year 2050, which is suggested by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a target compatible with limiting the risk of a more-than-2ºC temperature increase, clearly conflicts with existing patterns of economic growth, which are heavily dependent on increased use of fossil fuel energy. While it is theoretically possible to conceive of economic growth being “delinked” from fossil fuel consumption, any such delinking would represent a drastic change from economic patterns of the last 150 years. A path of reduced carbon emissions would require major modifications in economic growth patterns. Achieving a low-carbon path requires population stabilization, limited consumption, and major investments in environmental protection and social priorities such as public health, nutrition, and education. Macroeconomic theory must be adapted to reflect these new realities.
by Brian Roach
This paper asserts that a significant increase in public funding for climate change research and development (R&D) is needed in the United States. While additional public R&D funding alone is unlikely to provide a sufficient policy response to climate change, it is a critical policy component in an effective long-run strategy. Quite modest taxes on carbon emissions or gasoline could fund a significant increase in public R&D funding for clean energy. As an alternative to tax instruments, the paper also considers a program of voluntary retirement contributions to a clean energy fund. These clean energy retirement accounts (CERAs) would allow individuals to directly contribute to a fund that would be used exclusively to support climate change-related R&D.
The working papers are 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. A downloadable PowerPoint file with figures and tables from the module is also available.
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: 

Conflicting claims and equilibrium adjustment processes in a stock-flow consistent macro model

Dallery, Thomas / van Treeck, Till: Conflicting claims and equilibrium adjustment processes in a stock-flow consistent macro model, IMK Working Paper, Nr. 9/2008. Düsseldorf 2008: 

On the Determinacy of New Keynesian Models with Staggered Wage and Price Setting

Flaschel, Peter / Franke, Reiner / Proaño, Christian: On the Determinacy of New Keynesian Models with Staggered Wage and Price Setting, IMK Working Paper, Nr. 11/2008. Düsseldorf 2008:

Macroeconomics without the LM: A Post-Keynesian Perspective

Palley, Thomas I.: Macroeconomics without the LM: A Post-Keynesian Perspective , IMK Working Paper, Nr. 13/2008. Düsseldorf 2008:


Heterodox Journals and Newsletters

On The Horizon

Forthcoming Special Issue
Publishing, Refereeing, Rankings, and the Future of Heterodox Economics
Edited by Wolfram Elsner and Frederic S. Lee

Review of Social Economy

Volume 66 Issue 3  is now available online at

This new issue contains the following articles:

The Economics of Outsourcing: How Should Policy Respond?, Pages 279 - 295
Author: Thomas Palley

A Critical Evaluation of Romantic Depictions of the Informal Economy, Pages 297 - 323
Authors: Colin C. Williams; John Round

Measuring Women's Quality of Life: A Discussion of Alternative Approaches, Pages 325 - 349
Authors: Siobhan Austen; Noelle Leonard

The Long-Term Impact of Labor Market Interruptions: How Crucial is Timing?, Pages 351 - 379
Authors: Carole A. Green; Marianne A. Ferber

Karl Polanyi's and Karl William Kapp's Substantive Economics: Important Insights from the Kapp–Polanyi Correspondence, Pages 381 - 396
Author: Sebastian Berger

Economia e Sociedade, Campinas

v. 17, n. 2 (33), p. 173-358, ago. 2008.
Click here for detailed information.

New Political Economy

Volume 13 Issue 3  is now available online at

This new issue contains the following articles:

The Rise of Pension Fund Capitalism in Europe: An Unseen Revolution?, Pages 249 - 270
Author: Adam D. Dixon

Veto Players and Central Bank Gold Sales, Pages 271 - 292
Author: Mark Duckenfield

Gulf Cooperation Council Oil Exporters and the Future of the Dollar, Pages 293 - 314
Author: Bessma Momani

Boundaries, Values and the Contested Nature of Market Expansion, Pages 315 - 333
Author: João Rodrigues

A Pandemonium of Confusions: Kay and Marsh on Tiebout, Pages 335 - 348
Author: Keith Dowding

On the Tenacity of Tiebout: A Response to Dowding, Pages 349 - 355
Authors: Adrian Kay; Alex Marsh

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Pages 357 - 367
Author: Marcel Heires

The Collapse of Globalism and the Reinvention of the World, Pages 369 - 373
Author: Richard Falk

Ola Financiera

Ola Financiera nace con el objetivo de ampliar la investigación científica y su difusión en los temas de la economía financiera contemporánea. Se trata de un esfuerzo académico y universitario respaldado por un numeroso grupo de investigadores cuya trayectoria en el análisis de estos temas se remonta a más de dos décadas.
El dinámico y cambiante mundo de la economía financiera ha venido mostrando su preeminencia en el devenir económico y político mundial. El poder y el dinero se están redistribuyendo en el mundo actual y las ciencias sociales y los ciudadanos requieren de mayor información y análisis penetrantes y certeros en estos temas. Un mundo con un nuevo reparto del poder, con potencias emergentes y la declinación hegemónica del dólar y sus instituciones está produciendo efectos en casi todos los sectores productivos y en los mercados de las diversas regiones del mundo. Son múltiples las consecuencias y a la vez las condicionantes de las contradicciones del mundo financiero: inflación-deflación-estanflación; cambios en los precios relativos y en los patrones de consumo y ahorro; flexibilización laboral, caída en el empleo formal y en los ingresos de los asalariados, y nuevos modelos productivos.
De ahí la importancia de tener un acercamiento propio, original y bien fundamentado en economía financiera, que ofrezca un espacio de reflexión al mundo científico nacional y regional, además de las herramientas y el conocimiento necesario para poder desarrollar ideas y políticas capaces de enfrentar los desafíos del desarrollo. Aunque los temas son diversos y muy complejos, los universitarios que dan soporte a este esfuerzo editorial poseen el liderazgo y la capacidad de convocatoria para ofrecer a esta revista un futuro promisorio.
Para la UNAM este es un nuevo esfuerzo conjunto entre la Facultad de Economía y el Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas, producto de años de dedicación para consolidar este equipo de trabajo desplegado tanto en la investigación como en la docencia y la difusión en economía financiera. Este nuevo proyecto editorial busca mantener la excelencia y originalidad del trabajo realizado, fruto del liderazgo alcanzado en la investigación científica en estos temas. Por ello, invitamos a los universitarios a unirse a esta tarea, participar con nosotros y enviar sus contribuciones. 

International Journal of Political Economy

Volume 37 Number 1 / Spring 2008 of International Journal of Political Economy is now available at

This issue contains:

- Using Minsky's Cushions of Safety to Analyze the Crisis in the U. S. Subprime Mortgage Market
Jan Kregel

- The World Bank: Development Agency, Credit Union, or Institutional Dinosaur?
Chee Khoon Chan

- The Shrinking Gains from Global Trade Liberalization in Computable General Equilibrium Models: A Critical Assessment
Frank Ackerman, Kevin P. Gallagher

- Expanding the Boundaries of the Economics of Crime
Steven Pressman

Contributions to Political Economy

Volume 27 2008
Global Finance and Systemic Instability
Mainstream Methodology, Financial Markets and Global
Political Economy
New Technology
Venture Capital Funds, Financial Foreign Direct Investment and the
Generation of Local Comparative Advantage in the Technology
Sector in Israel
Financial Crisis Management in Europe and Beyond
The Mystery of the Missing Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism
Could the Crisis at Northern Rock have been Predicted?: An Evolutionary
Report from the February 2008 CIBAM Global Business Symposium
“Global Finance”, 21–22 February 2008, Emmanuel College and
Judge Business School

New Socialist

New Socialist
Ideas for Radical Change
Issue 64 2008-2

New Socialist is proud to publish a 64-page collection of articles and interviews on the politics and culture of 1968 and the years before and after that year of global revolt. International in scope, this issue pays special attention to anti-racist & national liberation struggles and to Canada & Quebec. Please see the attached table of contents for details.
$4.95 at newsstands (or $3.00 if purchased at a New Socialist Group event or directly from members or supporters of the NSG). For a single copy, please send a cheque or money order for $7 made out to “New Socialist” to Box 167, 253 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1R5. Contact us for information about bulk orders.
To purchase a magazine SUBSCRIPTION, see

New Socialist magazine welcomes debate. Letters will be printed on our website. We encourage readers to submit articles engaging with the ideas put forth in our pages for publication either in print or on our website. Contact us at 

Visit our website  for news & analysis, think-pieces, events listings and more.

Rethinking Marxism

Volume 20 Number 4

- Editor's Introduction
- Etienne Balibar: Historical Dilemmas of Democracy and Their Contemporary Relevance for Citizenship
- Editors: Introduction to Rethinking MARXISM
- Stephen Resnick; Richard Wolff: The Class Analysis of Households Extended: Children, Fathers, and Family Budgets
- Kojin Karatani: Beyond Capital-Nation-State
- Kenan Ercel; Maliha Safri; S. Charusheela: Re/membering Twenty Years of Rethinking Marxism: An Interview with David F. Ruccio and Jack Amariglio
- Gayatri C. Spivak; Ben C. Baer : Redoing Marxism at the Gigi Café: A Conversation
- Susan Jahoda: NASA spacecraft
- Editors: Rethinking Marxism: Ten Years On
- J. K. Gibson-Graham: Remarx: Place-Based Globalism: A New Imaginary
- Antonio Negri; Gabriele Fadini: Materialism and Theology: A Conversation
- Anjan Chakrabarti; Stephen Cullenberg; Anup Kumar Dhar: Rethinking Poverty: Class and Ethical Dimensions of Poverty Eradication
- Jesal Kapadia: Ditto
- Antonio Callari: Imperialism and the Rhetoric of Democracy in the Age of Wall Street


Heterodox Books and Book Series

The Political Economy of Hemispheric Integration

The Political Economy of Hemispheric Integration: Responding to Globalization in the Americas
Edited by Diego Sánchez-Ancochea and Kenneth C. Shadlen
Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
GDAE is pleased to announce the publication of a new book co-edited by Senior Research Fellow Kenneth Shadlen, The Political Economy of Hemispheric Integration: Responding to Globalization in the Americas.
The 1990s and the early years of the 21st century have witnessed the emergence and proliferation of regional and bilateral trade agreements (RBTAs) between developed and developing countries in the Americas. The first and most prominent of these agreements is the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which the U.S., Canada and Mexico signed in the early 1990s. The contributors to this book systematically evaluate the economics and politics of this new pattern of North-South integration in the Americas. The book begins by considering the developmental implications of this new pattern of integration. Such agreements provide Latin American and Caribbean countries with significantly improved access to the U.S. market, yet purchasing such preferential access via negotiation of trade agreements with the U.S. obliges countries to adopt U.S.-style practices in areas such as the management of inward foreign investment and intellectual property.
In assessing the complex trade-offs embodied in regional integration, many of the contributors in this volume conclude that the price of market access may be too high. The prevailing concern, quite simply, is that RBTAs, which dramatically restrict countries’ opportunities for policy innovation, may lock in strategies of economic development that have thus-far failed to spur economic development. The book focuses on both the proliferation of RBTAs, and, critically, the limits to the spread of such agreements.
For more on The Political Economy of Hemispheric Integration, including ordering information, see:
For more on GDAE’s Globalization and Sustainable Development Program:

Pour une économie historique de la monnaie

Auteur : Jérôme Maucourant
Appartenance : UMR5206 TRIANGLE
Editeur : Editions Moneta

L’économie historique met à l’épreuve de l’histoire des outils issus de la science économique, tout en se fondant sur des notions et connaissances développées par des historiens. La monnaie constitue le thème central de l’ensemble des textes de ce recueil car elle est l’institution qui met le plus en question un certain nombre d’analyses généralement acceptées. Une hypothèse de l’ouvrage est que la monnaie règle le système de création, de circulation et de destruction des dettes, qui ne sont pas forcément d’origine économique.

La conception de l’économie historique développée dans ce livre s’inscrit dans une école de pensée dite « institutionnaliste », qui doit beaucoup aux travaux de Veblen, Commons, Mitchell et Polanyi. Dans cette perspective, il ne s’agit pas de valider des raisonnements élaborés a priori, ce qui est typique de l’économie orthodoxe. Cette économie institutionnaliste s’oppose à l’approche « néoinstitutionnaliste », avatar de l’orthodoxie. Elle contribue aussi à dépasser l’opposition entre les approches moderniste et primitiviste, laquelle connaît des formes renouvelées en histoire antique.
Les textes constituant ce recueil abordent, pour une bonne part, des questions propres à l’économie des mondes anciens, comme celle de l’Egypte pharaonique. D’autres illustrent directement les controverses théoriques propres à l’économie historique où, notamment, les apports de Polanyi et son école sont confrontés à des approches concurrentes. A cet égard, la question du troc est abordée de façon centrale dans cet ouvrage, de façon à illustrer la portée d’une analyse qui met au cœur de sa démarche, non pas la figure de l’homme économique, mais bien « l’esprit institutionnalisé » cher à Commons.   


Heterodox Book Reviews

Reclaiming Marx’s Capital

Andrew Kliman, _Reclaiming Marx’s Capital: A Refutation of the Myth of Inconsistency_. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007. xvii + 231 pp. $65 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-7391-1852-8.
Reviewed for EH.NET by David Kristjanson-Gural, Department of Economics, Bucknell University.
Click here to download the review.


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


Das Institut für Makroökonomie und Konjunkturforschung (IMK) in der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung wurde Anfang 2005 gegründet, um der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Perspektive in der ökonomischen Forschung und in der wirtschaftspolitischen Diskussion ein stärkeres Gewicht zu verleihen. Das Institut erforscht konjunkturelle Phänomene auf der Basis gesamtwirtschaftlicher Modellzusammenhänge. Dabei steht die empirische Forschung im Vordergrund. Sie stützt sich auf keynesianisch geprägte Ansätze moderner Wirtschaftstheorie sowie auf neueste ökonometrische Methoden.
Zur Förderung des keynesianisch orientierten wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses vergibt das Institut ab dem 01.04.2009 ein Doktorandenstipendium an eine(n) junge(n) Forscher(in), die/der ihre/seine Dissertation im Rahmen eines der Forschungsprojekte des IMK verfasst. Die Förderungsdauer beträgt drei Jahre. Dabei wird die Dissertation an einer Universität betreut. Wegen der engen Kooperation mit dem IMK ist eine begrenzte Anwesenheit in Düsseldorf erforderlich. Das IMK hat ein besonderes Interesse an empirischen Fragestellungen. Zudem wird von Stipendiat(inn)en der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung gesellschaftspolitisches Engagement erwartet.
Wenn Sie Ihr Studium der Volkswirtschaftslehre mit Prädikat abgeschlossen haben, über sehr gute Ökonometrie-Kenntnisse verfügen, sich mit keynesianischen Ansätzen identifizieren können und eine Promotion auf einem unserer Themengebiete anstreben, dann würden wir uns über Ihre Bewerbung freuen.
Bitte schicken Sie diese mit dem ausgefüllten Bewerbungsbogen (Download: ) und den darin genannten Anlagen (u.a. Exposé und Gutachten einer wissenschaftlichen Betreuerin/eines wissenschaftlichen Betreuers) bis zum 15.11.2008 an:
Dr. Torsten Niechoj
IMK in der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung
Hans-Böckler-Str. 39
40476 Düsseldorf
Für Fragen steht Ihnen Herr Dr. Niechoj (, Tel. 0211-7778-113) gern zur Verfügung. Umfangreiche Informationen über das Institut finden Sie auf unserer Homepage unter


Queries from Heterodox Economists

History of Economics Playground

A group of HES Young Scholars have joined to write a collective blog on the history of economics.
It is called the History of Economics Playground

There are still few of these venues in our discipline but we hope more will come and fruitful discussion will emerge between and within blogs. Our themes are historiographical and personal, public and private, past and present. We invite you to visit us and join the conversation.

Tiago Mata
on behalf of the "Kids"


For Your Information

Open Invitation

UADPhilEcon, the University of Athens Doctoral Program in Economics, is issuing an invitation to academics the world over to consider visiting Athens for the purposes of building stronger transnational links between pluralist staff and students of economics. You must be committed to a pluralist education/research and ready to come to Athens, at UADPhilEcon’s expense, for a period up to 3 weeks with a view to presenting a seminar and participating in UADPhilEcon’s teaching program.

Naturally, due to limited resources, only a small number of such visits can be arranged per year. However, UADPhilEcon shall endeavour to utilise its resources so as to establish durable and creative links with departments and academics sharing its academic values and commitments.

For more information on UADPhilEcon please visit our website

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.

The Current Importance of Marx, 150 Years After the Grundrisse

Conversation with Eric Hobsbawm
September 16, 2008
By Eric Hobsbawm and Marcello Musto
Click here to download the article.

Labor Documentary

Labor Documentary MADE IN L.A. won the 29th News and Documentary Emmy
Award for "Outstanding Coverage of News Story - Long Form"

This acclaimed film follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections. Through a groundbreaking law suit and consumer boycott, they fight to establish an important legal and moral precedent holding a giant American retailer, Forever 21, liable for the labor conditions under which its products are manufactured. An excellent documentary and educational resource for discussion on issues related to labor, the new economy, the outsourcing of production, immigration, and human rights.
For more information go to:
Now in its 40th year, California Newsreel is the country's oldest non-profit distributor of documentary films.

Putting Doha on life support

Global trade negotiations can be revived if rich nations accept that, for developing countries, one size does not fit all
Kevin Gallagher and Timothy Wise

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Political Cartoons of the US Financial Crisis