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Issue 80: April 9 , 2009


From the Editor

Sometimes I wish for a quite couple of weeks when I do not get much copy for the Newsletter and relax a little bit. But do heterodox economics agree with this? Noooooo. This past couple of weeks I received numerous calls for papers for conferences I never heard of from places I never realized had heterodox activities going on. Then there were many e-mails about seminars, jobs, books, journals, and even a new interdisciplinary doctoral program in Marxism. So the invisible hands of heterodox economists are making sure I never get a break.

The FYI section of the Newsletter is for miscellaneous material which may be of interest to heterodox economists. Thus, it includes such items as information about prizes, lectures, and different kinds of political-economic activities. It is always worth a quick glance because among its varied items you might find something really interesting. The FYI section is also the place obituaries are put; and it saddens me to point out the obituary of Charles Craypo, a very nice and important heterodox economist who was for many years a major contributor to the heterodox program at Notre Dame.

Fred Lee

In this issue:
  Call for Papers
- What is the Common?
- Second International Gathering on "The Workers' Economy"
- II Jornadas de Economía Crítica
- 6th International Marx & Engels Colloquium
- Marxist Literary Group
- Labour, Capital and Society/Travail, capital et société
- Historical Materialism Sixth Annual Conference, 27-29 November 2009, Central London
- URPE Summer Conference August 15 – 18, 2009
- The HETSA 2009 Conference
- Methodology of Economics Research Area
- “Oportunidades y Obstáculos para el Desarrollo de Argentina. Lecciones de la post-convertibilidad”
- FIRB-RISC Conference
- New Marxian Times
- EAEPE Conference 2009
- The Society of Government Economists (SGE)
- 41st UK History of Economic Thought Conference
- "Work & Inequality in the Global Economy: China, Mexico, US"
- Colloque au CEPN
- The International Network of Economic Methodology (INEM)
- Capital as Power
- Bulletin of Political Economy
- Second Conference on Early Economic Developments
  Conferences, Seminars and Lectures
- The Japanese Society for Post Keynesian Economics
- International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy
- Association of Heterodox Economics
- Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture
- H2S Workshop Series
- Innovazione, crescita, occupazione, produzione internazionale
- What Lies Behind: Causes and Consequences of the World Economic Crisis
- "American Marxism: Lessons in Movement Building from Oklahoma Socialists"
Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
  - Economic and Fiscal Policy Officer
- Gettysburg College
- Community Division Organizer - Common Good Banks
- The University of Manitoba
- Purchase College SUNY
- Hampshire College
- Institute of Social Studies
- Farmingdale State College
  Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles
  - GDAE  
Heterodox Journals and Newsletters
  - MARXISM 21
- Journal of Economic Methodology
- The Revista de Economia del Caribe
- Challenge
- New Political Economy
- Bulletin of Political Economy
  Heterodox Books and Book Series
  - The Official History of Privatisation Vol. I
- Hegel's Logic
- The Myth of the Free Market
- Keynes And Macroeconomics After 70
- Nature, Social Relations and Human Needs
  Heterodox Graduate Program and Scholarships
  - Gyeongsang National University
  For Your Information
  - 2009 Daniel Singer Essay Contest and Prize
- Charles Craypo
- Permanent Jobs Program for the U.S.
- Joan Robinson Lectures
- The Bourbons of Global
- International Conference on Peer Reviewing
- Crisis Observer
- The Solidarity Economy Movement Emerges in Its First U.S. Conference
- Interview de Sergio Rossi
- Computational Economics Clashes with Mainstream Economics
- First Factory Tour for Economics Graduate Students and Faculty

Call for Papers

What is the Common?

An International Conference

10-11 October 2009
University of Gothenburg
in cooperation with Collegium, University of Gothenburg & Kurrents Association
Submission deadline: September 5
Full details:

Keynotes (The list of keynotes will be extended)

Jacques Rancière
David Harvey

In the shadow of the global crisis of capitalism, the common, somehow obliterated in the recent past, has emerged as an indispensable and central notion. The conference addresses this notion both as a real movement and as an already present horizon, a dynamic principle, for societal life. The common is a critical topic today, not only because the public, administrated by the state, is reduced to expendable assets for regulating a supposedly self-regulating machine called Market, but more importantly because the emerging forms of the common impose themselves with an unprecedented acuity and in opposition to the doxa of the private property.

The common refers not only to primary resources, such as water or ecological conditions on a planetary level, but it is at the same time a political force that traverses diverse fields of tension such as art and culture, law and gender relations. The question "What is the Common?" is addressed as a real agenda that conditions the thought. The Marxian notion of Kommunistische Gesellschaft is a central point of reference for the conference.
The conference is a program that extends over 4 years. Each year will treat two themes. The conference 2009 will welcome papers related to the following two axes:

1. The Common and the Economy
Which are the specific emerging forms of the common today and what defines its relation to the material conditions of production of values in contemporary capitalism? Under this axis, both theoretical discussions and case-specific investigations in areas such as autonomous popular organisations, regional movements or global changes in one specific economic sector are welcome.

2. The Philosophical Understanding of what the Common Is
The common has since Plato's Republic been a central question for the philosophical thinking. What is the relation or non-relation between the common and the totality of social relations? In which form and based upon what ontological or existential categories does it emerge? What is the difference between the common as the name of a real movement and the nostalgies of the return to a simple life?

Submission Guidelines
We are welcoming papers from all disciplines regardless academic affiliation or other background. All Interested researchers are required to submit an abstract of no more than 500 words, not later than September 5. For full details, please see the homepage for the conference .

About the Organization
The conference is organized upon an original proposal by Dariush Moaven Doust. He is also responsible for the organization of the conference and the head of the Scientific committee (Collegium) in which Tomas Jonsson, researcher, Professor emeritus Sven-Eric Liedman, History of Ideas, Professor Lennart Nilsson, CEFOS, Professor emeritus Jan Ling, Sylva Frisk, Director of Studies at the School of Global Studies participate. The host for the conference is the School of Global Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences. The association Kurrents is supported for this project by Cultural Affairs in West Sweden Region.

Second International Gathering on "The Workers' Economy"


Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, University of Buenos Aires

Dates: July 29-August 1, 2009

Location: University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Puan 470, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Please send a 250-word (max) abstract by May 31, 2009. All completed papers must be received by June 20, 2009 (see below for paper formats)

Send abstracts, papers, and all correspondence to:
in Spanish:  or
in English:

Click here for detailed information.

II Jornadas de Economía Crítica

“Crisis mundial y nacional. Alternativas teóricas y políticas frente a la ortodoxia”

Llamado a Presentación de Ponencias
15, 16 y 17 de octubre de 2009, Bahía Blanca
Se invita a estudiantes, docentes, investigadores y graduados/as en Ciencias Económicas, Sociales y afines a participar en las Segundas Jornadas de Economía Crítica (JEC).
El éxito de las Primeras JEC, realizadas en La Plata durante dos días de octubre de 2007, evidenció la previa ausencia de un ámbito de discusión de teoría económica alternativa al esquema de pensamiento neoliberal. La riqueza de los debates allí surgidos y la confluencia de alrededor de 150 economistas de las más variadas vertientes teóricas energizó muchas de las investigaciones
y trabajos encarados desde entonces.
Las JEC prestaron su lugar y organización en 2008 al IV Coloquio Internacional de la Sociedad de Economía Política y Pensamiento Crítico de América Latina (SEPLA), en Buenos Aires, que contó con más de 700 economistas de 20 países de todo el mundo.

6th International Marx & Engels Colloquium

Center for Marxist Studies (Centro de Estudos Marxistas -Cemarx) at the University of Campinas (Unicamp)
Campinas (SP)
November 2009

The Institute of Humanities’ Center for Marxist Studies at the University of Campinas has begun the call for papers for the 6th INTERNATIONAL MARX & ENGELS COLLOQUIM. Papers should be submitted between March 2 and June 15, 2009.

Click here for detailed information.

Marxist Literary Group

Annual Institute on Culture and Society “Marxism and Contemporary Political Economy”
2009 CFP deadline next week, March 31
The Marxist Literary Group's annual Institute on Culture and Society (MLG-ICS) will convene this summer in Portland, Oregon, June 16-20, on the campus of Portland State University. The four-day Institute will feature an intensive workshop on the current economic crisis featuring Martin Hart-Landsberg (Monthly Review/Lewis & Clark College), Robin Hahnel (American University/Portland State), and Doug Henwood (Left Business Observer).

Reading groups will be held on the French Regulation School led by Mathias Nilges; on Marx, fictional capital and the Wertkritik School led by Neil Larsen; and on Participatory Economics by Robin Hahnel. As always, intensive reading groups on selections from Marx's Capital are planned (volunteers are invited). The institute features consecutive (as opposed to simultaneous) panels.

The organizing committee is now accepting submissions for panel and paper proposals. As always, any work that engages seriously with the Marxist tradition will be considered. The special topic of this year’s ICS is “Marxism and Contemporary Political Economy.” Papers that deal with this topic are especially welcome, though not required. Selected papers will be published in the online journal mediations.

Paper abstracts should be less than 250 words. Panel proposals should include the name and contact information of the panel organizer, a rationale for the panel, presenters' names, affiliations, paper titles, and abstracts of no more than 250 words. Please send submissions (preferably as MS Word or standard e-mail text files) with a cover email including presenter or panel organizer contact information to by March 31 2009.

Housing options will include both local hotels (approximately $89 a room for up to two) and a dormitory option (approximately $40 a room for up to two). Please indicate a housing preference if you expect to need one, so we can estimate our needs.

Leerom Medovoi
Associate Professor of English
Director, Portland Center for Public Humanities Portland State University
Phone: (503) 725-4946

Labour, Capital and Society/Travail, capital et société

Special Issue
Natural resources, workers and communities

The rapid expansion of resource companies in the worldwide search for new deposits raises the question once again of the development potential of the encounter between multinational corporations and vulnerable rural communities. Is the result inevitably another ‘resource curse’? Can the current emphasis on corporate social responsibility and voluntary mechanisms prevent this curse and contribute to meaningful development? Can rural livelihoods survive? Significantly though, while academics and advocacy groups have drawn attention to the cultural and livelihood survivals of subsistence communities, little attention has been paid to workers in this situation. While a small number of workers are hired locally, most are experienced miners, oil workers, and others brought to the area to assure efficient production and who then live within the surrounding community. This raises the questions of the labour movement’s role within workplace and community struggles and especially the possibility of alliances between workers and community.

While these questions are not new, the scope of activity and the current context provide a new and rich terrain of analysis. The context in which extractive activities in developing areas are undertaken is guided by a model developed by multilateral donors, aimed at preventing the ‘resource curse’. These are formulated within the dominant governance framework in which state involvement is reduced to a minimal regulatory role, leaving significant regulatory activity in the hands of corporations. Using an approach of ‘corporate social responsibility’, companies pledge to contribute to national and local development through voluntary self-regulation. National development is to be achieved via royalty and tax payments to the central state which in turn will invest in country-wide poverty-alleviation programmes. Local development is targeted so that significant benefits accrue to those most affected by resource extraction and are to be undertaken by the companies in partnership with participating communities.

Papers are sought on a wide variety of topics within this theme. They can either present empirical findings in an academic vein; or recount the experiences of workers or communities dealing with resource industries from an activist perspective; or engage in reflections on actions and alliances. Other issues such as housing, environment, the role of the state, trade unions, non-governmental organisations and corporations engaged in social responsibility activity are also welcome.

Timeline: Proposal due April 1st,, 2009. Articles due August 1st, 2009.
Expected date of publication: December 2009

Historical Materialism Sixth Annual Conference, 27-29 November 2009, Central London

The world economy is traversing a sweeping crisis whose outcomes are still uncertain, but whose scope is undeniable. The name of Marx is now occasionally, if nervously, invoked in the financial press. The neo-liberal project is being reconfigured, and some have even rushed to pronounce it dead. Imperial strategies are being redrawn, while ecological and food crises deepen on a global scale. This situation of instability and uncertainty unquestionably lends itself to incisive analyses drawing upon and critically innovating the traditions of historical materialism. Critical Marxist theorists have already shed considerable light on the mechanisms and tendencies underlying the current crises and emphasised the conflicts and contradictions that are emerging as they develop.

Following upon previous annual conferences which worked towards a recomposition of an international Marxist intellectual sphere, this year’s Historical Materialism conference hopes to serve as a forum for papers and debates that will gauge the capacity of contemporary Marxism to confront this critical conjuncture and its multiple facets, both analytically and politically. We hope that the conference will serve not only as a collective investigation into the numerous global scenarios of capitalist crisis, but also as the opportunity to inquire – drawing on the political and conceptual reservoir of many Marxist traditions – into the class formations, political forces and organisational forms capable of responding combatively and inventively to the current situation. While the hegemony of a one-dimensional neo- liberalism demanded the affirmation that other worlds were possible, the current crises require arguments to demonstrate how we might achieve the other world that is now more than ever necessary.

In keeping with the multi-disciplinary and exploratory character of the journal, we welcome abstracts on any matter of relevance to critical Marxist theory, but will especially welcome papers responding directly to the call, or dealing with some of the following issues

- Theories of crisis, and their history
- Neo-liberalism in retreat?
- Histories of class struggle, crisis, and revolution
- Socialist Feminist Responses to Crisis
- The future of the new imperialism
- ‘Neo-Keynesian’ responses to the crisis
- Environmental crisis and eco-socialism
- Left interventions in the crisis
- Utopian and non-utopian Marxisms
- Political agency and subjectivity
- Theories of political organisation
- Political economy and labour in contemporary cultural theory
- Class struggle and class composition today
- The geography and urbanisation of contemporary capitalism
- Non-Marxist traditions on the Left
- Marxist perspectives contemporary art, art history and visual culture
- Displacing crisis onto the Global South
- War, militarism, insecurity, and violence
- Immigration, migrant labour, and anti-racism
- Socialism in the Twenty-First Century

Note to all those who wish to propose papers and panels: instructions will follow shortly on the procedure for proposals.

Preference will be given to subscribers to the journal.

Please note also that participants are expected to attend the whole conference - special arrangements for speaking on certain days only cannot be made, except for very extreme circumstances.

Deadline for abstracts: 1 May 2009.

URPE Summer Conference August 15 – 18, 2009

Papers and workshops proposals are being accepted for the URPE 2009 Annual Summer Conference held August 15 - 18, 2009. The theme of this year’s conference is “Economic Crises: Opportunities for Radical Change.” Now is the time for Heterodox Economists of all persuasions to find creative solutions and to do serious analysis and speak out about the domestic and global economic recession and financial crisis! As always we are looking for Political Economy papers from all disciplines (including at least sociology, political science, urban studies, and anthropology in addition to economics). The conference always has a mix of relatively more technical presentations of Political Economy research from scholars and graduate students in all stages of development with more popular and activist oriented presentations. Political Economy papers that address the current economic crises are encouraged, especially those that say something about how the current crisis provides opportunities for radical change. More general political economy submissions are of course as every year warmly welcomed as well !!

Please consider forming a workshop with 2 to 4 papers on a common theme that your and colleagues might be working on. Or just submit a paper. Please send all submissions to: .  Workshops and papers will be accepted until all space is filled… while last minute submissions are welcome they might not be accepted if there is no space , so please get your submission in early.

The HETSA 2009 Conference

The HETSA 2009 Conference is the 22nd Conference of the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia. It is to be held on 14-17 July 2009 on the Fremantle Campus of The University of Notre Dame, Australia. Ray Petridis will act as the Master of Ceremonies.

The keynote speaker will be Donald Winch and guest speakers include, amongst others, David Harper (NYU), Peter Groenewegen (Sydney) and Jeremy Shearmur (ANU).

The themes of the 22nd HETSA Conference will be: Australian Contributions to the Modelling of the Small Open Economy; the History of Austrian Economics; and the History of Economics in Western Australia. The conference committee will also, obviously, welcome papers that are unrelated to these themes.

The formal Deadline for Abstracts is 25 April 2009 and Deadline for Papers: 30 May 2009.

For further details, please see the website:

Or contact:

Gregory C. G. Moore
Chair of the Conference Committee
The University of Notre Dame, Australia
19 Mouat Street (PO Box 1225)
Fremantle, Western Australia 6959
Tel: +61 8 9433 0914
Fax: +61 8 9433 0640

Methodology of Economics Research Area

EAEPE 2009 Conference in Amsterdam, 6-8 November 2009
EAEPE Conference 2009 will be organized in Amsterdam from Friday 6 until Sunday 8 November. Methodology of Economics Research Area invites paper proposals for the EAEPE 2009 Conference. The proposals should be in line with the themes of the research area (see below). The abstract should clearly mention (i) the title of the paper, (ii) name of the author(s) and full address of the corresponding author (postal address, phone, fax and email) (iii) the aim and the main argument of the paper, and (iv) keywords and relevant JEL Codes. The abstract should consist of 600-700 words. The proposal should be uploaded to the EAEPE Web site. Visit the conference page for instructions:
Important deadlines: Deadline for abstract
submission: May 1, 2009 // Notification for abstract acceptance: May 30, 2009 // Deadline for paper submission: September 20, 2009

Please contact the Methodology of Economics Research Area Coordinators Uskali Mäki
( ) and N. Emrah Aydinonat
( ) if you have any questions.
Best regards,
Uskali Mäki,
N. Emrah Aydinonat,
PS: For more information about the conference and about other research areas please visit the EAEPE website:
Click here for detailed information.

“Oportunidades y Obstáculos para el Desarrollo de Argentina. Lecciones de la post-convertibilidad”

Buenos Aires - 7 y 8 de Julio

Como planteamos en la presentación de AEDA, la consolidación de un modelo de desarrollo sustentable e inclusivo necesita la renovación de ideas y de propuestas dentro del pensamiento económico. Con el objeto de promover y enriquecer el debate, los invitamos a participar en el primer Congreso Anual de AEDA, a realizarse el 7 y 8 de julio de 2009.
Esperamos contar con la participación de todos ustedes.


Invitamos a presentar ponencias para participar en el Congreso Anual de AEDA. El Congreso tendrá como eje central el tópico que hemos elegido como título pero serán igualmente bienvenidas aquellas contribuciones de carácter teórico, así como relativas a
otros países de América Latina u otras etapas históricas que contribuyan al debate.

FIRB-RISC Conference

Research and entrepreneurship in the knowledge-based economy
Milan, September 7-8, 2009
organised by
KITeS-Cespri, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Keynote speakers
Giovanni Dosi (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies)
Dominique Foray (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
Franco Malerba (KITeS, Bocconi University)
Pascal Petit (EAEPE European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy)
Rehinilde Veuglers (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Submission of extended abstract by April 30, 2009

Click here for detailed information.

New Marxian Times

New Marxian Times will be held over four days, beginning on Thursday evening, 5 November 2009 and ending on Sunday afternoon, 8 November 2009. In addition to two plenary sessions and an art exhibition, there will be concurrent panels, workshops, and art/cultural events. We invite the submission of organized sessions that follow traditional or non-traditional formats (such as workshops, roundtables, and dialogue among and between presenters and audience) as well as individual presentations. Since Marxism covers a wide variety of fields, from literature to public health and forms of political practice, from environmental organizing to opposing global inequality and envisioning new economic and social practice, anyone engaging with Marxism in any discipline or form of activism is encouraged to submit paper and panel proposals. We encourage those working in areas that intersect with Marxism, such as critical race theory, feminism, political economy, anarchist studies, cultural and literary studies, queer theory, working-class and labor studies, postcolonial studies, geography and urban studies, psychoanalysis, social and natural sciences, philosophy, and around issues of class, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, and disability, to submit proposals. We also welcome video, poetry, performance, and all other modes of presentation and cultural expression.

Proposals for papers, films, or other formats should include:
- Paper title
- Presenter's name and contact information (mail, email, phone, affiliations)
- Brief abstract (no more than 200 words)
- Technology needs for presentation

Proposals for panels should include:
- Panel title
- Name, contact information, and paper title for each presenter
- Brief abstract (no more than 200 words) explaining the panel's focus
- Brief abstract for each paper (no more than 200 words)
- Names and contact information for any discussant(s) or respondent(s)
- Technology needs of presenters
- Title, contact, and address for any sponsoring organization or journal

The appropriate preregistration fee must accompany all proposal submissions.
Unfortunately, any proposal not accompanied by the appropriate preregistration fee cannot be considered. Proposals that are not accepted will have their preregistration fees returned in full. If you are submitting a proposal for an entire panel, please make sure you include the preregistration fee for all members of the panel.
The deadline for proposal submission is 1 August 2009.

EAEPE 2009 Conference

European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) 2009 Conference
6-8 November 2009
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Institutional History of Economics Research Area

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To participate, please submit a proposal containing 600-700 words and indicating clearly the sense in which the paper contributes to one of the theoretical perspectives of the research area.

The deadline for the submission of paper proposals is 1 MAY 2009.
Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent on or before 30 MAY 2009. Completed papers are due on 20 SEPTEMBER 2009.

For further information on the EAEPE 2009 conference and to upload your proposal, please visit  (no, the 2008 is not a typo here)

Please contact Esther-Mirjam Sent,  , if you have any questions.

The Society of Government Economists (SGE)

The Society of Government Economists (SGE) is now launching a Call for Papers and Sessions for the upcoming American Economic Association meetings in January 3-5, 2010 in Atlanta. Our deadline for proposals is May 22, 2009, which requires an abstract of not more than 500 words and a supporting essay of not more than 300 words for each proposed paper. The SGE has been allotted several sessions by the AEA, and we are committed to filling these sessions with high quality papers based on the broad criteria that are specified in the attached notice.

Please note: The application is free, and all researchers with interesting economics papers are encouraged to apply.
Click here for detailed information.

41st UK History of Economic Thought Conference

University of Manchester (Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre), 2-4 September 2009.

Abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) should be submitted to the conference organiser (details below) no later than 18 May. Accepted papers will be required for posting on the (forthcoming) conference website by 1 August. For those unfamiliar with the UK conference, each paper is allotted approximately 45 minutes for presentation and discussion. Contributions are welcome on all aspects of history of
economic thought (including methodology), from all perspectives.
Further details of the conference will be made available on the conference website, scheduled to be online in early May.

Terry Peach
Conference Organiser 

"Work & Inequality in the Global Economy: China, Mexico, US"

UCLA, Oct. 2009

We invite you to submit proposals for this conference, to take place October 7-9, 2009 at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. We will focus on comparisons and connections between China, Mexico, and the United States. Speakers at the conference will include scholars and activists from all three countries.

Major themes of the conference include:
- The impact of economic and environmental crisis on workers
- The role of TNCs
- Migration trends and impacts
- Prospects for labor law reform and labor rights
- Strategies for overcoming inequality

For more information, please visit

Colloque au CEPN

Je vous signale ce colloque au CPEN les 17 et 18 septembre organisé par B. Coriat et O. Weinstein sur l'économie de la firme (tendance hétérodoxe):

"Institutional complementarities and the firm: financialisation, globalisation and beyond"

La date limite de soumission est repoussée au 30 avril.

The International Network of Economic Methodology (INEM)

The International Network of Economic Methodology seeks paper and session proposals for 2010 ASSA meetings in Atlanta. INEM is alloted two sessions, one 2 hours and the other 1:45 minutes. Session and paper proposals that might have a broad appeal to those not already members of INEM are especially encouraged. Abstracts of at least 250 words are due by May 10th. Send to:

Harold Kincaid

Department of Philosophy
University of Alabama at Birmingham
900 13th St. So.
Birmingham, Al 35294

Capital as Power

The present global crisis opens the door for theoretical alternatives.
The two main paradigms of capital accumulation - the neoclassical utility theory of value and the Marxist labour theory of value - are in disarray. Many leading neoclassicists now concede that their "world is broken" and that their utilitarian "pillars of faith" have collapsed.
Marxists have been content to see these confessions, but they remain unable to offer a convincing alternative based on labour values. These failures call for a new theoretical, methodological and empirical framework for rethinking capitalist valuation and accumulation - a framework based not on utility or labour time, but on power.

We are calling for paper presentations to be organized in several related panels under the general heading of "Capital as Power." The papers can be theoretical, methodological or empirical, and they can examine any aspect of capital as power. The panels will be included as part of the upcoming "Rethinking Marxism" Conference, to be held on November 5-8, 2009, at the University of Amherst Massachusetts.

If you wish to present a paper on one of these panels, please write to Jonathan Nitzan ( ). The conference registration deadline is August 1, 2009. In order to set up our panels in a timely fashion, we request your proposal (title and a 200 word abstract) to be sent in to Nitzan by June 1, 2009.

Bulletin of Political Economy

Call for Papers
This journal aims to promote research in the areas of Classical, Marxian, Sraffian and Post Keynesian traditions. Articles that subject to empirical testing new theoretical developments or alternative theoretical approaches with the use of econometric and input-output techniques are particularly welcomed. All contributions go through a refereeing process to determine their suitability for publication.
Instructions for contributors
The title page should contain the name(s), the institutional affiliation of the author(s), the present address(s), e-mail addresses and acknowledgement(s) or credits, if any, followed by an abstract of the paper using no more than 100 words.
Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript numerals. They should appear at the end of the main text and should not include tables, figures or formulae.
Tables should be kept short and numbered sequentially through the text. They should be presented on separate page(s) of the manuscript, not in the text.
Formulae should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript against the right-hand margin of the page. If the derivation of the formulae has been abbreviated, the full derivation should be presented in an appendix.
All figures should be made to fit the journal’s page size. All lines should be clear. All illustrations should be suitable for printing in black and white, and should be numbered according to their sequence in the text.
Reference should appear in the text as (Sraffa, 1960), (Baran and Sweezy, 1966), (Gordon et al., 1982).
Use the following style of references:
Journal articles: Morishima, M. (1974) ‘Marx in the Light of Modern Economic Theory’, Econometrica 42 (4): 611-32.
Articles in edited works: Goodwin, R. (1967) ‘A Growth Cycle’ in Feinstein, C.H. (ed.) Socialism, Capitalism and Economic Growth, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Books: Minsky, H. (1986) Stabilizing an Unstable Economy, New Haven and London: Yale University Press.
If there are more than two authors use the name of the first, followed by ‘et al.’. When more than two references are cited together in the text, they should be arranged chronologically. Publication by the same author(s) in the same year should be listed as 2001a; 2001b, etc.
Any manuscript, which does not confirm to the above instructions, may be returned for the necessary revision before publication.
Authors should ensure that they are not infringing copyright. Submission of a paper is understood to imply that the work is original and unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
Submission of manuscripts
All submissions for publication should be sent electronically as a Word file to the address:
The Bulletin of Political Economy is published twice a year by SERIALS PUBLICATIONS;  Subscriptions and other inquiries should be directed to the Publisher, Serial Publications. 4830/24, Prahlad Street, Ansari Road, Darya Ganj, New Delhi-110002, INDIA. Phone: 91-11-23245225, Fax: 91-11-23272135, E-mail: 

Second Conference on Early Economic Developments

July 24-26, 2009
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

This conference is a meeting for scholars interested in economic aspects of prehistoric events. The organizers welcome proposals for papers on topics at the boundaries among economics, archaeology, and anthropology. Topics can include economic prehistory, the economics of human biological evolution; pre-industrial economic history; and the evolution of economic, social, and political institutions.

Anyone wishing to present a paper at this conference should submit a detailed abstract by April 15, 2009 (see procedures at the website below). Abstracts should be 1-2 pages (drafts of papers are also acceptable). All participants must register through the following website:
Questions can be directed to:


Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

The Japanese Society for Post Keynesian Economics

The Japanese Society for Post Keynesian Economics was established in April 1980 in order to promote the researches on Post Keynesian Economics in Japan and to activate communications among scholars who have interests in Post Keynesian Economics. The Society holds seminars(or Meetings) about three times a year. The Society has a good partnership with Nihon Keizai Hyoronsha Ltd, a well-known publisher in Japan, which publishes a translation series on Post Keynesian Economics ( 34 books were translated into Japanese and published since 1978 by Nihon Keizai Hyoronsha Ltd: ).
News : Forthcomming Seminar: 14-15 March 2009
Date: 14-15 March 2009
Conference Venue: Nishogakusha University,
6-16 Sanban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Click here for detailed information.

International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy

Inaugural Day Conference of the ‘Political Economy of Work’ Working Group
University of Leeds, 5th May 2009

11:00 Reflections on the ‘International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy’
Ben Fine, SOAS
11:30 Towards a ‘Political Economy of Work’
Andrew Brown and David Spencer, LUBS / CERIC

Discussant: Damian Grimshaw, University of Manchester

12:45 Lunch
1:30 – 4:00 Focus on Well-Being at Work
1:30 Labour, Nature and Dependence
John O’Neill, University of Manchester
2:30 Coffee
3:00 Job Quality in Europe
Francis Green, University of Kent

Cost: £20 including lunch, tea and coffee.
To Register Contact:
Miss Gaynor Dodsworth ( ) (0113 3436839)
This event is sponsored by the Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change

Association of Heterodox Economics

funded post graduate workshop on advanced research methods

8th-9th July 2009
Kingston University
London, U.K.

There are funded places available for UK registered PhD students to cover UK travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses for the above event. The workshop covers topics in research not typically covered in economics training.

Workshop topics include:
- Reorienting economics to match method with social material
- Open system methodology in Economics
- Grounded theory in Economics
- Mixing quantitative and qualitative data
- Qualitative data analysis

Dr Paul Downward- Loughborough University
Professor Fred Lee- University of Missouri – Kansas City
Dr Ioana Negru- Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
Dr Wendy Olsen- The Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research, Manchester University

Further details (deadline for applications 18th May, 2009)
For information on how to apply, and for further details, please contact
Dr Andrew Mearman:
Bristol Business School
University of the West of England
BS16 1QY U.K.

Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture


Friday 01 May
Edward Carpenter and the Socialist and Anarchist Movements of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries Sheila Rowbotham (University of Manchester)

Friday 15 May
The Cinema of John Sayles: From Billy Zane to Brecht and Bahktin, and back again Mark Bould (University of the West of England)
This seminar is in L103 in the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square

Friday 29 May
Bourgeois Behaviours: Accumulation & Waste in 19th Century Newspaper Consumption Tom Gretton (University College London) This seminar will take place in NG15 in the North Block, Senate House

Friday 12 June
Jorg Immendorf’s Cafe Deutschland
Norbert Schneider (University of Karlsruhe)

All seminars start at 5.30pm, and are held in the Wolfson Room (unless otherwise indicated) at the Institute of Historical Research in Senate House, Malet St, London. The seminar closes at 7.30pm and retires to the bar.
Organisers: Matthew Beaumont, Warren Carter, Steve Edwards, Andrew Hemingway, Esther Leslie, & Frances Stracey.

For further information, contact Andrew Hemingway, at:  or Esther Leslie at:

H2S Workshop Series

Economic History and History of Economics Workshop

Thursday, 2 April 2009
École normale supérieure (Jourdan)
48, bd Jourdan, 75014 Paris

Morning session: 10.00-12.30 - Room #A2

V. Markham Lester (Birmigham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama) Bankrupt women entrepreneurs: Observations on women-owned and operated businesses in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century England

Paolo Di Martino (University of Manchester) & Pierre-Cyrille Hautcoeur (EHESS) Insolvency law and practice in historical perspective: A European comparative view (c.1880-1913)

Afternoon session: 14.00-17.30 - Room #10

Loïc Charles (Université de Reims & INED) & Guillaume Daudin (Université de Lille & OFCE) The Bureau of the balance of trade and the production of foreign trade statistics in France during the 18th century

Jean-Pierre Beaud & Jean-Guy Prévost (Université du Québec à Montréal) The politics of objectivity: Canada's statistical regimes,

Emmanuel Didier (CNRS, CESDIP, Paris)
Counting ears: Democracy, statistics and the making of the New Deal

Contact: Claire Lemercier ( )

Innovazione, crescita, occupazione, produzione internazionale

Advanced Course (in Italian) on Innovazione, crescita, occupazione, produzione internazionale.
Modelli e analisi dei dati
Roma, 20-24 aprile 2009
Organised by
Facoltà di Economia, Università degli Studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo”
Dipartimento di Economia Pubblica, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Scuola di Dottorato in Economia

What Lies Behind: Causes and Consequences of the World Economic Crisis

- Radhika Desai (Professor, Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba): "The dollar: US currency, world's problem"
- Alan Freeman (Visiting Research Fellow, University of Manitoba): "How bad can it get? 1929 and all that"
- Andrew Kliman (Professor, Department of Economics, Pace University - Pleasantville): "Roots of the Crisis and Proposed

Tuesday April 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Pace University
18th floor Conference Room
One Pace Plaza
Manhattan (New York City)
(Just east of City Hall, just south of Brooklyn Bridge. Near 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, C, J, M, Z, N, and R subway lines + bus routes. For more detailed directions, visit or call Pace University at (212) 346-1200.)

Radhika Desai is the author of _Slouching Towards Ayodhya: From Congress to Hindutva in Indian Politics_ (2004). She is working on two books, _When Was Globalization? Origin and End of a US Strategy_ and _The Making of the Indian Capitalist Class_.

Alan Freeman has published 52 articles on economics and politics. He has co-edited four books including _Marx, Ricardo, Sraffa_ with Ernest Mandel, and _The Politics of Empire and the Crisis of Globalisation_ with Boris Kagarlitsky. With Radhika Desai he is launching a new book series to be entitled _The Future of World Capitalism_.

Andrew Kliman is the author of _Reclaiming Marx's "Capital": A refutation of the myth of inconsistency_ (2007). His writings, talks, and interviews on the current economic crisis are available at

"American Marxism: Lessons in Movement Building from Oklahoma Socialists"

An evening with Jim Bissett, Chair and Professor Department of History and Geography, Elon University, North Carolina

Introductory Comments by Scott Carter, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, The University of Tulsa


April 20, 2009
7 PM
Lecture Hall Helmerich #219
Collins Business Building, The University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104

In his provocative book "Agrarian Socialism in America: Marx, Jefferson, and Jesus in the Oklahoma Countryside, 1904-1920", Professor Bissett chronicles the rise and fall of the Socialist Party of Oklahoma during the first two decades of the twentieth century, when socialism in the United States enjoyed its golden age. To explain socialism's popularity in Oklahoma, Bissett looks back to the state's strong tradition of agrarian reform. Drawing most of its support from working farmers, the Socialist Party of Oklahoma was rooted in such well-established organizations as the Farmers Alliance and the Indiahoma Farmers Union. And to broaden its appeal, the Party borrowed from the ideologies of both the American Revolution and Christianity. By making Marxism speak in American terms, the author argues, Party activists counteracted the prevailing notion that socialism was un-American.

Come hear Professor Bissett speak about this fascinating history and the lessons that can be drawn from it for 21st Century movement building.
Sponsored by the Social Science Interest Group of The University of Tulsa 


Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
Economic and Fiscal Policy Officer

Position: Economic and Fiscal Policy Officer - Permanent, Full-Time Position
Location: NDP Caucus and Leader's Office, 131 Queen Street, Suite 10-02, Ottawa

Objectives: This position is part of the Leader's Office research and policy department which provides research and policy support to parliamentary and extra parliamentary initiatives that are consistent with the legislative goals of the Party, Leader and Caucus. The incumbent will be expected to contribute to building the capacity of the Party to be credible on economic and fiscal policy issues.
This position is a bargaining unit position, supervised by the Director of Research and Policy. The day to day duties may vary depending on the priorities of the Leader, the Caucus, the issues of the day, and the specific period of the Parliamentary cycle.


- Provide economic and fiscal policy research and analysis to support legislative initiatives that reflect the policies and priorities of the Party, Leader and Caucus
- Provide economic and fiscal policy background on issues as they arise to members of senior staff, the Leader and the NDP caucus
- Assist the Leader and Caucus in developing and mounting campaigns on
economic and fiscal issues
- Provide analysis and monitoring of the federal budget and government accounts, assist with question period preparation, and review of legislation (government and opposition)
- Take on research projects, including analysis and monitoring government and opposition legislative business with respect to budgetary and fiscal policy
- Provide economic and fiscal policy advice
- Liaise with economists and fiscal policy experts, economic think-tanks and Party committees for input on policy and emerging issues
- Identify and brief Party spokespeople on economic issues, and act as Party spokesperson as required
- Identify recent and emerging social democratic economic initiatives and recommend party positions on them
- Lead on development of core economic platform

- Master's degree in economics or related subject, or equivalent experience
- Minimum of 5 years experience in economic or fiscal policy analysis, preferably in a government setting
- Experience working for an elected representative, or in a research or policy capacity in the government/private sector/NGO/trade
union/non-profit sectors
- Strong knowledge of the legislative process and of Canadian economic experts
- Strong political and strategic skills and understanding
- Ability to meet deadlines and work productively under pressure
- Strong written ability and oral language skills
- Excellent computer skills
- Ability to work well in a team environment
- Sound knowledge of the Federal NDP, its policies, programme and structure.
- Bilingualism is an asset

Annual Salary: $50,760 minimum
The salary levels are subject to clauses 12 and 21 of the collective agreement

Commencing date: As soon as possible

Send Application to:
Jess Turk-Browne, Director of Operations
131 Queen Street, Suite 10-02
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
Or e-mail:

Note: A collective agreement is in effect between the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (local 232) and the Federal New Democratic Party Caucus. A ten working day appeal period outlined in article 15.05 applies to this position. All terms and conditions in the Collective Agreement apply to this posting and this position

All applications will be received and held in confidence. Present and former members of CEP Local 232 should so indicate on the application.

The NDP is an employment equity employer. Women, persons of colour, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons are encouraged to apply for this position.

If you are a member of an equity-seeking group, you may choose to identify as such in your application.

Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Gettysburg College

AF Any Field

The Department of Economics seeks candidates for a full-time one year sabbatical replacement position beginning in August 2009. Candidates in all economic fields will be considered. Teaching responsibilities will include Introductory Economics and upper-level courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Ph.D. or ABD preferred.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,500 students. It is consistently ranked in the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the nation. Gettysburg College celebrates and seeks to enhance its diversity. An equal opportunity - affirmative action employer. You may learn more about the College and the department through the Website:
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, three reference letters, a writing sample, and curriculum vitae to: Visiting Position Search Committee, Department of Economics, Box 391, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Electronic submissions may be sent to

Community Division Organizer - Common Good Banks

Common Good Finance is looking for experienced community organizers to start common good bank community divisions anywhere in the world. At first, each organizer will be responsible for starting a community division just in his or her own community, full or part time over the course of a month or two. Successful organizers will likely be invited to continue this work in nearby communities.
Not just another bank with a social agenda. This is a social agenda with a bank!
- Profits go to local schools and nonprofits.
- Depositors decide what the bank should invest in.
- Free local credit card processing for local businesses.
- Micro-loans for new businesses and community projects.
- A full range of secure, FDIC-insured banking services.
- Committed to sustainability and economic justice.
Once the first common good bank opens, any community ANYWHERE can start one in just a few days, with no need for a bank building.
- Promote the common good bank concept locally
- Get 65+ people to sign up as future depositors
- Raise $2,000 to $4,000 in donations
- Find a local nonprofit partner
- Find 5 local business partners
- Find accredited investors who will invest a total of $30,000
- Report progress and share ideas with other Community Division Organizers
- Other tasks that may arise (optional)
- Courage
- Integrity
- Respect and friendliness
- Passionate commitment to social and economic justice
- Enthusiasm about the common good bank idea
- Can work independently and as part of a team
- Can talk easily with anyone and can say things simply and clearly
- Basic computer skills
Common Good Finance and the other Community Division Organizers will supply:
- promotional materials (model posters, business cards, handout cards, press releases, emails, displays and videos)
- step-by-step suggestions for each task
- web-based training session on the common good bank idea
- ongoing advice, encouragement and feedback
Community Division Organizers will work as independent contractors. (That means no insurance benefits and different income tax forms.) Common Good Finance is prepared to pay $10 to $20 an hour for 100-200 hours, plus expenses, to be negotiated based on the contractor's experience, needs and speed.
For more information, visit
Tell us your experience and why you want to do this work.
Email your letter, resume and references to:
Common Good Finance is a partnership of many organizations, working together to design and create a global network of common good banks. Partner organizations include:
- American Banking Financial Institution Consultants
- The Brick House
- Class Action
- Co-op Power
- Earth Action
- Gasoline Alley Foundation
- Living Learning In Faith Everyday
- Meadowbrook Lane Capital (MBLC) Investment Bank
- New England Small Farm Institute
- Peace Development Fund
- Post Oil Solutions
- Society to Benefit Everyone
- United for a Fair Economy
- many more, informally
William Spademan
Common Good Finance Corporation
democratic economics for a sustainable world
PO Box 21, Ashfield, MA 01330 USA
+1 413-628-3336

The University of Manitoba

The Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts at The University of Manitoba invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of the Department of Economics.

Department of Economics Headship Faculty of Arts University of Manitoba Position Vacancy # CA666 & 06727 The Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts at The University of Manitoba invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of the Department of Economics. The successful candidate must hold a PhD and be eligible for appointment as a tenured position within Economics at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment as Head is normally for a five year period to begin January 1, 2010 or as soon thereafter. The administrative duties of Department Heads in the Faculty of Arts are governed by University Policy 1009 and also by the terms of collective agreements and the policies and protocols of the Faculty of Arts. The criteria to be used in assessing candidates for the Headship will include the applicant's or nominee's excellence in research (field and specialization are open), performance in teaching, and service, the ability to represent the interests of the Department in working with the Dean and other Heads of Departments, the ability to foster and promote the success of the Department's academic staff, the ability to sustain apositive working environment for faculty, support staff and graduate students, and the ability to respond effectively to both undergraduate and graduate student issues. Evidence of strong administrative leadership skills are required. Short-listed candidates for the position will be expected to address a public forum of faculty, support staff, and students, and make a research presentation. 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. Confidential applications and nominations should include a curriculum vitae, a letter of intent and three confidential letters of reference and should be received no later than noon (CST) on August 15, 2009 (please note this is a new closing date). All materials should be sent to: Dr. Janice Ristock, Chair Economics Headship Search Advisory Committee Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts University of Manitoba 310 Fletcher Argue Building Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 Further information concerning the Department and the University may be obtained from  Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitas may be provided to participating members of the search.

Purchase College SUNY

Assistant Professor of Economics (Part-time)
Department: School of Natural & Social Sciences
Deadline: Until Filled

Description: The Economics program at Purchase College SUNY seeks an economist to fill a one-year, half-time position. The teaching load is one course per semester plus advising and supervision of six senior projects. Candidates should have experience teaching financial economics, managerial economics, economics of the arts, and economics of art and entertainment and be able to contribute to the college’s Arts Management program.

Qualifications: The successful candidate should have completed a PhD in economics by the date of appointment.
Salary: $22,500 (Subject to budgetary approval)
Start Date: September 1, 2009

Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the search committee determines a final pool. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Purchase College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action employer.

To apply, please send statement of interest referencing Job Code ECO031609 and current CV (including names of three references) to:
Affirmative Action Officer
Purchase College SUNY
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577
Fax 914-251-5977
Email:  (preferred method) 

Hampshire College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics position with the possibility of an additional year depending on future funding. The School of Social Science seeks a general economist with a strong commitment to teaching. Applicants with a focus on heterodox approaches to theory and practice, U.S. economics/financial markets, economic development, and feminist economics are particularly encouraged to apply.

Teaching load is two courses per semester and one course during January Term.
Interest in assisting students with their own independent research projects is expected. Interdisciplinary approaches encouraged. Ph.D. preferred.

Hampshire College is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

This position begins fall 2009, pending budgetary approval. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits program. Review of applications begins April 15, 2009. Applicants should submit a statement of educational philosophy, teaching and research interests, curriculum vita, sample of written work, and three letters of recommendation to:

Economics Search Committee
School of Social Science
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002-3359
Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment.

Institute of Social Studies

Vacancy for Professor of Political Economy and Human Rights
The Professor of Political Economy and Human Rights is expected to take a leading role, both within the staff group ‘States, Societies and World Development’ and the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), in reshaping and strengthening the research, teaching and capacity development programmes.
The appointee’s tasks involve research, teaching, and capacity development at the intersection of:
- political economy of the (re)distribution of power and resources
- human rights-based approaches to development.

For more information and the profile, check the website of the ISS:

Prof. Dr. Irene van Staveren
Feminist Development Economics (Institute of Social Studies)
Economics and Christian Ethics (Nijmegen University)

P.O. Box 29776
phone: (31) 70 42 60 602
fax: (31) 70 42 60 799

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY
EO Macroeconomics
CO Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
H0 Public Economics
G0 Financial Economics

Assistant Professor of Economics. Farmingdale State College is seeking to hire a tenure track assistant professor in economics. Job duties include normal teaching load in general and specialty areas ( introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in macroeconomics, quantitative analysis, and in areas of individual interest/research such as International Finance, Financial Economics, and Public Finance/Public Sector Economics, research leading to publication in academic journals, student advisement and recruitment activities, and college service activities. Required qualifications: Ph.D. by date of appointment, one year of teaching experience, developed research agenda. Generalist with fields of interest - E0, Macroeconomics, C0 Mathematical and Quantitative Methods, H0 Public Economics, G0 Financial Economics Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. already awarded, established record of scholarship and publications, specialization in at least one of the fields of interest. Experience with course instructional technologies such as Blackboard, Angel, and online course management systems. To apply, submit a letter of application, c.v., a separate statement of teaching philisophy and methodology, teaching evaluations, unofficial copy of graduate transcripts, one short writing sample (no more than 15 pages), names and contact information of three references. Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research as well as a separate teaching demonstration. Apply to: Economics Search, HEP, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Only fully complete application packages will be reviewed. Review of applications begins April 24, 2009 and continues until the position is filled. For more information go to Human Resources at


Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles

GDAE Papers

The G-20 group of industrialized and developing country leaders meets April 2 to address the global economic crisis. Two new publications from GDAE’s Globalization and Sustainable Development Program highlight the need to go beyond platitudes about trade and financial system reform.

“Global Crisis in Need of Global Solutions”

by Kevin P. Gallagher, in Latin American Trade Network LATN Nexos 7, March 2009.
In this short essay for a special issue from the Latin American Trade Network on the challenges facing the upcoming G-20 meetings, Kevin P. Gallagher highlights the urgent need for a global response to the economic crisis that recognizes that expansionary government stimulus policies cannot be just for the wealthy countries. He points out that the IMF in its emergency assistance plans for developing countries is still imposing harsh conditionalities that limit rather than expand government spending. If the IMF is to receive significantly higher lending authority, it should be forced to abandon its draconian austerity policies, which are more inappropriate than ever in the current crisis.
Read essay here
Click here for the full LATN issue on the G-20, with Spanish and English contributions

“Trading our way out of the financial crisis: The need for WTO reform”

By Kevin P. Gallagher and Timothy A. Wise
in Rebuilding Global Trade: Toward a Fairer, More Sustainable Future, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the Global Economic Governance Programme (GEG), University College, Oxford.
In the context of the deepening global crisis that is pushing millions more into poverty in developing countries, development should be the centerpiece of reforming the global financial architecture. Pressing to conclude a World Trade Organization (WTO) deal based on the current proposals in Geneva would be counterproductive. This essay offers five policies toward reforming global trade that will enable economic development and stimulate global demand during the crisis.
Read essay here
See full collection of essays
(Note that a version of this article was published by the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy, in English and in Spanish: )


Heterodox Journals and Newsletters


MARXISM 21 was founded as a semi-annual academic journal specialized in Marxist studies in 2004. MARXISM 21 has been selected as a Korean Research Foundation Listed-Candidate Journal and published on a quarterly basis since 2008. After 2009 MARXISM 21 starts to publish articles in English as well as in Korean, with its Editorial Board expanded to some worldly-renounced Marxist scholars.
MARXISM 21 publishes the academic works on following areas:
- studies in the thoughts of Karl Marx and the classical Marxist tradition
- Marxist analysis of the contemporary capitalism and class struggles
- Debates between the various currents of Marxism
MARXISM 21 welcome the original and creative contributions from all the related disciplines, including economics, political science, sociology, literary critics, history, philosophy, cultural studies, etc. Your contributions and subscriptions will be greatly appreciated!
For more information: 

Journal of Economic Methodology

Volume 16 Issue 1  is now available online at

This new issue contains the following articles:

- Is individual rationality essential to market price formation? The contribution of zero-intelligence agent trading models
Author: Paola Tubaro

- Explaining the inability of economists to practice what they preach: the funding of the American Economic Review with author charges
Author: Thomas David Scheiding

- Creativity, probability and uncertainty
Author: Matthew C. Wilson

- Fuzzy logic and Keynes's speculative demand for money
Authors: Sheila C. Dow; Dipak Ghosh

- Behavioral experiments: how and what can we learn about human behavior
Author: Ana C. Santos

- BOOK REVIEWS, Pages 89 - 96

- Notes on contributors

- International Network for Economic Methodology Conference 

The Revista de Economia del Caribe

The Revista de Economia del Caribe is a semiannual journal of the Economics Department of the Instituto de Estudios Económicos del Caribe (IEEC) of the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla-Colombia. Its main purpose is to publish research developed in the Colombian Caribbean in the area of Economics but it also includes general works on Economic Micro and macro theory and any other fields of Economics. The journal is opened to different strands of Economic thought. Topics about regional development, institutional economics, health education, labor economics are also welcomed.


Volume 52 Number 2 / March - April 2009 of Challenge is now available at

This issue contains:

- Letter from the Editor
Jeff Madrick

- Macroeconomic Policy Challenges and Choices in a Time of Crises
Allen Sinai

- Bailouts, Buy-Ins, and Ballyhoo
Robert Hockett

- Bailing Out the World's Poorest
Martin Ravallion

- The Limits of Work-Based Social Support in the United States
Heather Boushey, Chris Tilly

- Children of the New Millennium: Big Government, the Predator State, and Stagflation
Mark Skousen

- What Keynes Knew
Mike Sharpe

New Political Economy

Volume 14 Issue 1  is now available online at informaworld

This new issue contains the following articles:

The Pursuit of (Past) Happiness? Middle-class Indebtedness and American Financialisation
Author: Johnna Montgomerie

Accountability Gone Wrong: The World Bank, Non-governmental Organisations and the US Government in a Fight over China
Author: Robert H. Wade

Social Partnership and Democratic Legitimacy in Ireland
Authors: Paul Teague; Jimmy Donaghey

Chinese Capitalism in the OECD Mirror
Author: Richard W. Carney

Tax Reform Paralysis in Post-Conflict Guatemala
Author: Omar Sanchez

The North American Free Trade Agreement
Author: Carol Wise

Giovanni Arrighi - Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century (Verso, 2007)
Author: John M. Hobson

The Bulletin of Political Economy

Volume 1 No. 1 June 2007
The Bulletin of Political Economy is published twice a year by SERIALS PUBLICATIONS. Subscriptions and other inquiries should be directed to the Publisher, Serial Publications. 4830/24, Prahlad Street, Ansari Road, Darya Ganj, New Delhi-110002, INDIA. Phone: 91-11-23245225, Fax: 91-11-23272135, E-mail:  All submissions for publication should be sent electronically as a Word file to the address:

Click here to download the content.


Heterodox Books and Book Series

The Official History of Privatisation Vol. I
This first volume of the Official History studies the background to privatisation, and the privatisations of the first two Conservative Governments led by Margaret Thatcher from May 1979 to June 1987. First commissioned by the then Prime Minister Tony Blair as an authoritative history, this volume addresses a number of key questions:

- To what extent was privatisation a clear policy commitment within the Thatcher Governments of the 1980s - or did Government simply stumble on the idea?
- Why were particular public corporations sold early in the 1980s and other sales delayed until well into the 1990s?
- What were the privatisation objectives and how did they change over time, if at all?
- How was each privatisation planned and executed, how were different City advisers appointed and remunerated, what precise roles did they play?
- How was each privatisation administered; in what ways did the methods evolve and change and why? How were sale prices determined?
- Which government departments took the lead role; what was the input of the Treasury and Bank of England; and what was the relationship between Ministers and civil servants?

The study draws heavily from the official records of the British Government to which the author was given full access and from interviews with leading figures involved in each of the privatisations – including ex-Ministers, civil servants, business and City figures, as well as academics that have studied the subject. This new official history will be of much interest to students of British political history, economics and business studies.

Hegel's Logic

The Marxists Internet Archive has just published Hegel's Logic with a Foreword by Andy Blunden, available from Erythros Press

The Foreword introduces the reader to Hegel's life and times and a Marxist reading of the Logic. The main text is the popular 1873 Wm Wallace translation of the Encyclopedia, or Shorter Logic, representing simultaneously, the most accessible and developed presentation of Hegel's thought.
The foreword shines a light on how Marx used the Logic in the development of Das Kapital and includes a synopsis of the main criticisms of Hegel by Marx.

If you don't have a copy of the Shorter Logic, you must get this book. You are unlikely to find a cheaper or better edition. If you've got one already, then buy this one just for the Marxist Foreword, and contribute to the MIA at the same time.

The book may be purchased from  for US$25 plus postage, $5 US or $13 elsewhere. Profits go to the Marxists Internet Archive to allow it to continue bringing the classics of Marxism for free access over the internet.

The Myth of the Free Market

The Role of the State in a Capitalist Economy
Mark A. Martinez

“In this thoughtful and erudite book, Mark Martinez forces us to re-examine the myth of the 'natural' free market order. Using very intelligently a wide range of fascinating historical and contemporary examples, he takes us through many important economic, political, and philosophical reflections about the true nature of the market system and its important but limited role in the construction of a civilized society.”
-- Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge, author of Kicking Away the Ladder and Bad Samaritans.

"A fast-moving primer bursting with relevant examples, The Myth of the Free Market is---to put it mildly---eye-opening. Mark Martinez's insight could not have arrived at a more important time. Compelling from cover to cover."
-- Bill Harnsberger, Featured Writer, Daily Kos

Keynes And Macroeconomics After 70

Critical Assessments of The General Theory

Edited by L. Randall Wray, Professor of Economics and Research Director, Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, University of Missouri – Kansas City, US and Mathew Forstater, Associate Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, University of Missouri – Kansas City, US 

In this substantial new collection, esteemed Post-Keynesian scholars reassess the relevance of Keynes’s The General Theory to a broad array of topic areas, ranging from the environment, investment finance, exchange rates, and socialism, as well as inquiries into general Post-Keynesian theory.

In response to the current economic crisis, many people looking for new solutions are excitedly re-discovering the Post-Keynesian tradition of money modeling and theory. This book offers a broad array of recent Post-Keynesian scholarship, providing a good contextual understanding of the current state of the field from which innovative money solutions are springing. Topics covered here include: Keynes and heterodox economics, the founding fathers of Post-Keynesian economics, Keynesian models, Keynesian policy, and the modern development and extensions of Keynesian economics.

Academics and practitioners eager for a solid heterodox approach to economics and money theory, the environment, finance, and political science will find the book an invaluable addition to their collection.

Nature, Social Relations and Human Needs

S. Moog & R. Stones (ed) 2008 Nature, Social Relations and Human Needs: essays in honour of Ted Benton. 
Bringing together some of the most eminent thinkers in the field, this book celebrates the seminal contribution of Ted Benton to the pressing themes of nature, social relations and human needs. An introductory overview of the writings of Ted Benton focuses on the subtle ways in which he has combined the concerns of biology and sociology, and more broadly, the life sciences and social sciences. The following chapters are divided into four parts, all of which have been central to Benton's work; examining realism, naturalism and the philosophy of the social sciences; the continuing relevance of Marxism; philosophical anthropology and human needs; ecology, society and natural limits. The concluding chapter is a stimulating and important rejoinder by Ted Benton; variously clarifying, conceding, defending, and insisting, but most of all savouring the opportunity to further develop pressing lines of thought. With chapters by leading sociologists, this study, the first to critically assess the impact of Benton's work, will be invaluable to all those concerned with the relation between the natural and social worlds. Download the flyer.

Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics Series

New & Published Titles:

A History of Heterodox Economics
Challenging the Mainstream in the Twentieth Century
By Frederic S. Lee
ISBN: 978-0-415-77714-8 / Pub Date: February 2009 / $150.00
This book presents a social qua community history of heterodox economics. The author provides the best and most thorough account of the rise of heterodoxy and the response of orthodoxy within economics.

Radical Economics and Labor
Edited by Frederic S. Lee, Jon Bekken
ISBN: 978-0-415-77723-0 / Pub Date: January 2009 / $140.00
This book speaks both to those in the labor movement, and point to fruitful ways in which these radical heterodox traditions have engaged and continue to engage each other and with the labor movement.

Currencies, Capital Flows and Crises
A Post Keynesian Analysis of Exchange Rate Determination
By John T. Harvey
ISBN: 978-0-415-77763-6 / Pub Date: December 2008 / $125.00
This unique book examines exchange rates and portfolio capital flows from an objective perspective and the result is a book which will be of use to financial economists all over the world.

Ontology and Economics
Tony Lawson and His Critics
Edited by Edward Fullbrook
ISBN: 978-0-415-47613-3 / Pub Date: October 2008 / $150.00
ISBN Paperback direct: 978-0-415-54649-2 / $44.95
This original book brings together some of the world's leading critics of economics orthodoxy to debate Lawson's contribution to the economics literature. In this collection scholars such as Bruce Caldwell, John Davis and Geoffrey Hodgson present their thoughtful criticisms of Lawson's work while Lawson himself presents his reactions.

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Heterodox Graduate Program and PhD Scholarships

Gyeongsang National University

Graduate Program of Political Economy (GPPE) at Gyeongsang National University in Korea, established in 2009, provides M.A. and Ph.D. degree education in interdisciplinary studies in Marxist political economy, covering majors such as economics, political sciences, sociology and history. GPPE aims to educate scholars so that they become specialists on Marxism and so equipped with critical tools for analyzing the contemporary capitalism and a creative vision of modeling post-capitalist alternative systems. GPPE faculty's unrivalled edge in the Marxist studies is widely known in Korea through the activities of its two core institutions, the Institute for Social Sciences and the MARXISM 21 journal. GPPE attempts to develop and apply the classical Marxist method, including the theories and practices of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Luxemburg, Trotsky and Gramsci, in analyzing the modern capitalism and configuring the alternative socioeconomic system. GPPE carries out on the interdisciplinary Marxist studies on the structures and contradictions of the contemporary global capitalism. In particular, GPPE studies the problems of modern capitalism such as global economic crisis, uneven development, neoliberalism, global warming and ecological problems etc., and tries to provide feasible post-capitalist solutions to them. GPPE studies the characteristics, limitations and future tasks of the contemporary social movements including labor, peasants, peace, environmental and alterglobalization movements through interdisciplinary approaches. By drawing upon the experiences of the revolutionary movements in the classical Marxist tradition and integrating them with the current anti-capitalist movements, GPPE develops new post-capitalist socioeconomic models and strategies to achieve them.

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For Your Information

2009 Daniel Singer Essay Contest and Prize

Topic: "The global economic crisis has revealed capitalism's inability to meet the needs of the vast majority of the world's population. Given the experience of the last century, how can a case for socialism be made?"

What: 5,000 word essay in English, French or Spanish
Due date for essays -- July 31, 2009
Prize money for the winning essay is $2,500.00. Click here for detailed information.

Charles Craypo

Charles Craypo, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Notre Dame, died Sunday. He was 73.
A native of Jackson, Mich., Craypo served for two years in the Marines before attending Michigan State University where he earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in economics. He joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1978 as an associate professor of economics leaving in 1982 for Cornell University, where he was a professor of industrial and labor relations until 1984. He returned that year to Notre Dame to serve as chairman of the department of economics. In 1993, he became first director of Notre Dame’s Higgins Labor Studies Program, which supports research, teaching, discussion and publication on labor and the economy based on Craypo’s premise that “an understanding that social justice and efficiency are essential ingredients of a truly successful economy.”
“I have known Chuck Craypo for almost 30 years,” said Charles K. Wilber, professor emeritus of economics and Craypo’s predecessor as Notre Dame’s economics chair. “In addition to being a first class teacher, he did path-breaking research on labor relations within the context of industrial organization. He was a great mentor to our doctoral students, directing many dissertations and aiding the new graduates to obtain excellent positions in academia, government and labor organizations. He always had time for colleagues and students alike. He will be sorely missed.”
Craypo was engaged in community-based research for many years, writing and editing numerous books and articles on industrial and labor relations and frequently testifying before federal legislative committees including the U.S. House Committee on Labor; the Senate Judiciary Committee; and the House Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs. His study in the late 1980s of the effects of de-industrialization in “Rust Belt” cities examined in particular the closure of the Studebaker Corporation in South Bend. In the 1990s he was commissioned by the United Way of St. Joseph County to conduct a study of the “working poor,” the results of which were featured in a widely viewed video production entitled “Climbing the Down Escalator.”
Chuck is survived by his wife, Mary, their son, Jack, their daughters, Carrie Leitzell and Sue Storms, and three granddaughters.
A private memorial service was held on March 24. Condolences may be sent via an online guest book at, and the family has asked that contributions in Craypo’s memory be made to the Higgins Labor Studies Program, 511 Flanner Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556.

Permanent Jobs Program for the U.S.

We are currently working with the National Jobs For All Coalition (NJFAC) and others for a permament full employment program that would be fully funded from taxes on finance, the wealthy, environmentally unsustainable production, and normal money supply increases. Our (revised) "Permanent Jobs Program for the U.S.: Economic Restructuring to Meet Human Needs" is available at:

We believe that in addition to continued short-term "stimulus", a permanent and far- reaching restructuring of the real economy is necessary for lasting and sustainable economic revitalization rather than continued efforts to reinflate the financial bubble and hope for "trickle down"!

In Solidarity,
Ron Baiman
For the Chicago Political Economy Group (CPEG)

Joan Robinson Lectures

Bob Marks has very kindly put up audio tapes of a series of lectures Joan Robinson gave at Stanford in May 1974.

The topics of the lectures are:
1. "What is Wrong with Neoclassical Economics?" introduced by Don Harris,
2. "Traditional Economics is Inappropriate for Developing Economics," introduced by John Gurley and Don Harris,
3. "Socialist Economies and Consumer Sovereignty,"

The link is:

The Bourbons of Global

by Howard Stein and Claudia Kedar 

International Conference on Peer Reviewing

Final set of deadlines for The 2nd International Symposium of Academic Globalization: AG 2009 ( ), and The International Symposium on Peer Reviewing: ISPR 2009 ( )
(Orlando, Florida, USA. July 10th-13th, 2009)
Deadlines for Regular Face-to-Face Participation Papers/abstracts submissions and Invited Sessions Proposals: April 15th, 2009 Authors Notification: May 6th, 2009 Camera ready, full papers: May 27th, 2009
Deadlines for Virtual Participation Papers/abstracts submissions and Invited Sessions Proposals: May 6th, 2009 Authors Notification: June 1st, 2009 Camera ready, full papers: June 22nd, 2009 

Crisis Observer

Dear member of the American Economic Association,

I am writing you to let you know about Crisis Observer, an new online collaborative initiative aimed at contributing to making sense of the developing global financial crisis.

Cedites, a non-profit organization based in Milan, Italy, coordinates a group of journalists and economists in several countries who monitor a growing number of newspapers, magazines, blogs and online resources on a daily basis to select the most important and best international stories that will help readers to understand the global scenario.
Crisis Observer is not a simple online news aggregator: it does not suggest readers each and every story on the Net, but only a short selection of the Must-Reads, to allow them to know the essentials in just half an hour every day.
This website sports a growing, global readership among bankers, investors, journalists, bloggers and other people interested in understanding the financial crisis from a broader point of view.

I hope you will find Crisis Observer useful and I apologize if this email has reached you by mistake.

Finally, we are always interested in increasing our network of collaborators. If you are interested, please send an email to

Paolo C. Conti
Editor in Chief of Crisis Observer

The Solidarity Economy Movement Emerges in Its First U.S. Conference

By Carl Davidson
Nearly 400 organizers and activists gathered at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst March 19-22 for the first national gathering of the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network, exceeding the expectations of its organizers.
The deepening economic crisis made the meeting quite timely. The overall theme was 'Building Another World,' and drew participants from the East Coast, South and Midwest of the US, even Alaska and Puerto Rico. Internationally, delegations came from Quebec, Venezuela, Peru, Mexico, and Canada. People represented economic justice and green jobs projects, food coops and credit unions, worker coops and labor unions, and peace and justice organizing efforts.
"Our diversity was very dynamic and creative," said Julie Matthaei, a USSEN coordinating committee member. "It served us well in affirming our unity, discussing differences, and helping us reach a deeper understanding of the solidarity economy in our context."
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Interview de Sergio Rossi

Suite à la petite discussion issue du "ralliement" du gouverneur de la banque centrale de Chine au Plan Keynes et au bancor, puis à l'interprétation de Posen, voici une interview de Sergio Rossi, membre de l'ADEK, parue aujourd'hui dans la "Tribune de Genève" sur le G20 et la monnaie internationale.

Computational Economics Clashes with Mainstream Economics

Dear Colleagues,

As you all know, the so-called leaders of the academic economics have little respect for efforts to bring modern numerical and computationalmethods to economics. I have created a website that discusses and documents my experiences, particularly with journals. I have no illusions about the likelihood of this changing their behavior, but it does clearly show their attitude. It may also help you deal with colleagues who similarly oppose building computational expertise in economics and inflate the value of publications in particular journals.

The website is at

I know that some will not be comfortable with this confrontational approach. In my opinion, this is appropriate given the insulting and hostile treatment that computational economists frequently experience.


First Factory Tour for Economics Graduate Students and Faculty

The first in a planned series of factory tours for economics graduate students and faculty has now been set up.

The tour will take place on May 8, 2009 in Grand Island, Nebraska.

The plants visited will be Dramco Tool and Die (the largest fully-equipped machine shop between Chicago and Denver), Hornady Manufacturing (ammunition), and Penrose Manufacturing (tractors and front-loaders).

Leading the tour at Dramco will be Larry Patten, owner of the company and a man with a very thoughtful perspective on the economics of real industry.

There is a group of graduate students from the University of Missouri at Kansas City already planning to go; if you wish to join them, please write to Ian Fletcher at

Best Regards,
Ian Fletcher