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Issue 93: January 18, 2010


From the Editor

Let the revolution continue!
We are excited and honored to continue the great work that Fred Lee began over five years ago. We are sure that everyone on this list joins us in saying a big “THANK YOU FRED!” Knowing his dedication and hard work, we expect that the additional time will be put to good use, and there will be an increasing trend in publications by Dr. Lee.

For those who do not know us, let us introduce ourselves briefly:

I (Ted Schmidt) completed my dissertation under the guidance of Bob Pollin at the University of California, Riverside in 1991. I have been at Buffalo State College since 1990. My teaching/research interests are in the areas of macro-finance. I was fortunate enough to start my graduate work at UCR when Fred Lee was there in the early 1980s, and took my first semester micro course with him. Fred’s influence goes wide and far. By the way, for those who didn’t know, Fred was a pretty good softball player in his youth!

I (Tae-Hee Jo) am a heterodox microeconomist, a rare breed in the world of heterodoxy and one of few doctoral students of Fred Lee. Upon graduating University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2007, I joined Buffalo State College where I teach all microeconomics-related courses. My research interests are, among others, heterodox microfoundations, the theory of effective demand, and the theory of the business enterprise. Currently, I am a member of Association for Evolutionary Economics, Association for Institutional Thought, Association for Social Economics, and Korea Social and Economic Studies Association.

We have several ideas about making the Newsletter even better, and as we become more familiar with the process of publishing the Newsletter, we will gradually begin to implement them (one example is a film review. See Brian Werner's review of "The Yes Men Fix The World" in this issue). We know there will be some bumps and fits along the way, so please bear with us in these first few issues. We certainly appreciate any feedback and constructive criticism too.
In this first editorial we would like to take up where Fred left off, with heterodox economics education and research; that is, what are we doing to advance heterodox economics? The 2008 global crisis gave us a great opportunity and we all must continue the attack against an irrelevant mainstream discipline. In this issue of the Newsletter you will find a link to a public debate at the LSE January 20th, “What kind of economics should we teach?” Under the FYI section we’ve linked Peter Earl’s “10 Suggested Resolutions for Real-World Economists in 2010,” where he exhorts us to “stop teaching anything that you do not believe to be a good representation of the real world…[and].. if you care about making an impact, write what you think is worth saying, rather than choosing what to write based on the ranking of the journal likely to take it!"

Peter Earl’s 10 resolutions remind us of Fred Lee’s 15-year-old ‘gloomy forecast’ of Post Keynesian economics (it can also be read as ‘heterodox’ economics): “[B]y denigrating the intellectual value of their own theoretical views, and therefore not teaching it to their students in place of mainstream theory, it appears that Post Keynesian economists are committing paradigm suicide” (Post Keynesian Study Group Newsletter, Issue 1, January 1995; it can be found here: http://postkeyn.mws.csx.cam.ac.uk/about.htm). We believe the future of heterodox economics is still gloomy unless there are such actions as Peter Earl and Fred Lee suggest.

Also in that section is an article from The New Yorker, “After the Blowup,” by John Cassidy about the demise of the Chicago School and the “coming out” of Richard Posner (one of the founders of the law and economics movement at Chicago) as a Keynesian. Asked what economists learned the past two years, Posner replied: “Well, one possibility is that they have learned nothing…. They have techniques that they know and are comfortable with. It takes a great deal to drive them out of their accustomed way of doing business” ("Interview with Richard Posner," New Yorker Online).

It will take a great deal to drive a stake through this beast. The opportunity has not passed. So, as Fred would exhort us, let’s keep up the good fight—the revolution is now!

In solidarity,

The Editors, Tae-Hee Jo and Ted Schmidt
P.S.As a part of the editorship transition, we have set up a new email address and mailing lists for the Newsletter. To contact editors and to (un)subscribe the Newsletter, please send an email to heterodoxnews@gmail.com (including the name of country where you are working/studying). Our mailing lists are geographically separated. For example, for subscribers in the U.S. the distribution list is HEN-US@heterodoxnews.com. Other lists are HEN-UK, HEN-EUROPE, HEN-LATIN, HEN-CANADA, HEN-URPE, and HEN-OTHER. Please add heterodoxnews@gmail.com to your email address book.

In this issue:
  Call for Papers
- Coimbra Conference on The Revival of Political Economy
- IIPPE in Brief, Issue 4 – Call for Contributions
- PEF/CEA Panels/Sessions and JKG Prize 2010
- Paper Money in Theory and Practice in History
- Twenty Years of Human Development: The Past and the Future of the Human Development Index
- APORDE: African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics
- Conference Developments in Economic Theory and Policy
- Future Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH)
- History of Economic Ideas
- History of Economics as Culture
- Annual Scientific Meeting on Social Enterprise
- Revue de la Régulation, Capitalisme, Institutions, Pouvoirs
- 4th ISRICH Conference on Health Economics
- Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation
  Conferences, Seminars and Lectures
  - LSE public debate: What kind of economics should we teach?
- Conference in Paris on Communism
- Bristol reading group: "Capital and Capitalism"
- International Socialism journal seminar
- Cambridge Lectures
- URPE at Eastern Economic Association
- Religious-Secular Distinctions conference at the British Academy
- Socialist Register, Jan. 2010 Events
- Symposium on Class
- The Hyman P. Minsky Summer Seminar
- Noam Chomsky to speak at Left Forum 2010
- London Marx-Hegel Reading group: Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit
- The Colours of Money Seminar
- King's College London Reading Caapital Society
- Symposium on Georg Lukács's 'Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat'
- The Globalisation Lectures
  Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
- University of Connecticut
- University of Cologne / Universität Köln
- Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)
- Corporate Accountability International
- Demos
- Institute for Women’s Policy Research
- Economics for Equity and the Environment Network
  Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles
  - Development Viewpoint 43
- Development Viewpoint 44
- Debating Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand | URPE/ASSA
- The 4th Bi-Annual Conference on the financial and monetary crisis
- "Post-Election Iran: Crossroads of History and a Critique of Prevailing Political Perspectives"
- International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs)
- Neoliberalism and the Current Crisis in Mexico: Indigenous and Campesino Movements Respond
- Lessons from NAFTA
Heterodox Journals and Newsletters
  - Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 33, N. 6: November 2009
- Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vo;. 24, N. 1: January 2010
- Deleuze Studies, Vol. 3, No. suppl: December 2009‏
- Feminist Economics, Vol. 16, Issue 1: January 2010
- History of Economics Review, No. 50: Summer 2009
- Historical Materialism, Vol. 17, Issue. 4
- International Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 38, No. 4: Winter 2009-10
- International Review of Economics Education, Volume 8, Issue 2: November 2009
- Interface: a journal for and about social movements, Vol. 1, No. 2: November 2009
- International Socialism, Issue 125: Winter 2009
- Journal of Economics Issues, Vol. 43, No. 4: December 2009
- Journal of Economic Methodology, Vol. 16, Issue 4
- Journal of Innovation Economics, No. 4
- Journal of Institutional Economics, Vol.5, No.3
- Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 31, Issue 4: December 2009
- Marxism 21, Vol. 16: December 2009
- Metroeconomica, Vol. 60, Issue 4: November 2009
- Metroeconomica, Vol. 61 Issue 1: February 2010
- Oikos, Vol. 8, No. 2
- Prokla: September 2009
- Review of Political Economy, Vol. 22, Issue 1: January 2010
- Review of Social Economy, Vol. 67 Issue 4: December 2009
- Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 41, No. 4: December 2009
- Review of Social & Economic Studies, Vol. 33: November 2009
- Review of Social & Economic Studies, Vol. 32: May 2009
- Revista de Economía Institucional, No. 21
- Revue de la régulation n°6: 2e semestre 2009
- Upping the Anti #9
- Levy News
- nef e-letter, December 2009
- eInsight
- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  Heterodox Books and Book Series
  - Joan Robinson
- Human Resource Economics and Public Policy
- Institutional Analysis and Praxis: The Social Fabric Matrix Approach
- Path Dependency and Macroeconomics
- The New Behavioral Economics
- Happiness, Economics and Politics: Towards a Multi-Disciplinary Approach
- The Economic Crisis Reader
- Political Economy and Globalization
- Confronting Global Neoliberalism: Third World Resistance and Development Strategies
- Class Struggle on the Homefront
- Tax Havens: How Globalization Really Works
- Seven Deadly Frauds of Economic Policy
Heterodox Book Reviews
  - After Adam Smith: A Century of Transformation in Politics and Political Economy
- Editor's Note on Book Reviews for HEN

Heterodox Film Review
- The Yes Men Fix the World
  Heterodox Graduate Program and PhD Scholarships
  - PhD opportunity at City University London
  Heterodox Web Sites and Associations
  - Real-World Economics in Germany
Queries from Heterodox Economists
  - Surveys, articles, and/or books that critique mainstream theory
- Introductory readings, lectures and videos of Marxism
  For Your Information
  - 10 Suggested Resolutions for Real-World Economist in 2010
- Spring 2010 teach-in suggestions for Employee Free Choice Act
- Please post in Real-World Economics Review Blog
- HET module at City University London
- Academic Prizes ESHET 2010
- Historical Materialism: Special Subscription Offer
- Elegant Theories That Didn't Work: The Problem with Paul Samuelson
- After the Blowup
- Unions and the Crisis: Ways Ahead?
- Indian Trade Unions' position on Copenhagen
- New York Area Study Group on Capital vols. II and III beginning in January
- "Revolutionizing Economic Thought" by Frank Rotering
- The Ignoble and Noble Prizes for Economics  

Call for Papers

Coimbra Conference on the Revival of Political Economy

Prospects for sustainable provision.

Coimbra, Portugal, October 21-23, 2010

Please find attached call for papers for an interesting conference titled 'The Revival of Political Economy.

IIPPE in Brief, Issue 4 – Call for Contributions

We are seeking contributions for the next issue of the IIPPE newsletter due out in March 2010

These can be:
• Call for papers
• Announcements of publications and upcoming events
• Short opinion pieces (up to 900 words)

See http://www.iippe.org/wiki/IIPPE_In_Brief  for previous issues.

Please send contributions to susan.newman@wits.ac.za

PEF/CEA Panels/Sessions and JKG Prize 2010

Now that things are settling down and holidays are approaching, please give some thought to nominees for the 2010 John Kenneth Galbraith Prize in Economics. If you would like to nominate someone please email me at info@progressive-economics.ca with a couple paragraphs to support your nomination (one page max). Nominations will close mid-January.

The Prize is be awarded based on a demonstrated contribution combining economic analysis with a commitment to social justice, whose work exemplifies the goals and objectives of the PEF. For more information on the JKG Prize see: http://www.progressive-economics.ca/cea-meetings-and-jkg-prize/

Second, if you would like to organize a panel/session through the PEF, now is the time. Please be as descriptive as possible - what topic, why, who will be on it. Or if you have a paper you would like to present we can see if there is a panel that can fit it in.

Nick Falvo will again be coordinating the PEF's involvement with CEA this year. Please email Nick ( nfalvo@connect.carleton.ca ) and copy myself ( info@progressive-economics.ca ) with any suggestions by Jan.25, 2009

Paper Money in Theory and Practice in History

International Workshop: "The Origin of Paper Money in Theory and Practice"
Hosted by the Economics Department, City University London, 8-9 April, 2010

Call for Papers

Paper and fiat monies have been used as means of exchange for many centuries, and their circulation has been accompanied by the emergence of a series of theories attempting to explain the dilemmas that they pose. The objective of this workshop is to explore and illuminate the origin and acceptance of paper money and paper monetary systems. We will therefore focus on the development of monetary systems and monetary theory within the context of paper money by combining empirical historical research with research on the history of economic theory specifically on money and credit.

Abstracts of not more than 400 words should be sent to the workshop organizers by the new deadline of 31 January 2010.

Workshop Organizers:
Claudia de Lozanne Jefferies: Economics Department, City University London. E-mail: claudia.jefferies.1@city.ac.uk

Anders Ögren: EHFF – Institute for Research in Economic and BBusiness History at the Stockholm School of Economics and EconomiX at the Université de Paris Ouest La Défense
Nanterre. E-mail: anders.ogren@hhs.se

Twenty Years of Human Development: The Past and the Future of the Human Development Index

St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge, UK. 28 and 29 January 2010


The Von Hugel Institute/Capability and Sustainability Network, University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme/HDRO, invites researchers from different disciplines and parts of the world to submit papers on the history of Human Development and its future prospects. The general aim of this workshop is twofold: to stimulate further understanding of the last twenty years of the Human Development perspective and to examine proposals for improving its future prospects.

Papers examining the following topics are especially welcome, namely:

1. The added-value of the Human Development Approach, in comparison to past and contemporary perspectives, such as Basic Needs, Happiness, Sustainable Development or Participatory approaches, among others.
2. Measuring human development through quantitative indices, such as the HDI, HPIs, GEM and GDI, as well as proposals for new indicators.
3. Assessment of progress in human development in the world over the past fifty years.
4. The policy implications of the human development approach, with particular emphasis on how adopting an HD approach affects the design of development strategies.
5. What should policies for human development look like in the Twenty-First Century? What should be the role of international organizations in fostering human development?

The workshop will consist of two key-note addresses delivered by Dr. Francisco Rodríguez, Head of Research of the Human Development Report Office (UNDP) and by Sir Richard Jolly, accompanied by a number of sessions to discuss the issues raised above.

The deadline for submission of paper proposals is *21 DECEMBER 2009 *and full papers will be due on *21 JANUARY 2010 *.

Paper proposals should include the title of the paper, a summary of no more than 1000 words and postal and e-mail addresses. Proposals should be sent to Flavio Comim (flavio.comim@undp.org).

The papers will be assessed by a Scientific Committee. Notice of acceptance of papers will be sent by 29 DECEMBER 2010.

Full fee: £120
Reduced rate: £ 45 for students

The conference fee includes lunches, dinners, refreshments served at breaks during the two days of the conference and access to papers.

Seven bursars of US$ 300, kindly offered by UNDP/HDRO, will be available for accepted proposals from developing countries, which will also be free of workshop fees. People who wish to be considered for those funds should apply at the submission of their paper proposals. Accommodation in College rooms and hotels, charged separately from conference fees, will also be available.

APORDE: African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics

Call for applications. 13 - 27 May 2010. Durban, South Africa

Supported by the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa (the dti) and the French Development Agency (AFD) with the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS)

We are pleased to announce that the 2010 African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) will be held in Durban (South Africa) from the 13th to the 27th of May. After three successful editions, APORDE is a well established programme which attracts many quality applicants. This call is directed at talented African, Asian and Latin American economists, policy makers and civil society activists.

We encourage everyone with an interest in development to read and distribute this call. Entry into this high-level programme will be very competitive and only a small number of applicants will be selected.

APORDE is a joint initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), the French Development Agency (AFD) and the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS). Lecturers teaching in the programme include Alice Amsden (MIT), Thandika Mkandawire (LSE), Michel Aglietta (Institut Universitaire de France), Ha-Joon Chang (University of Cambridge) and Ben Fine (SOAS). Nicolas Pons-Vignon (CSID, Wits University) is the APORDE Course director.

APORDE will allow talented academics, policy makers and civil society representatives from Africa (as well as from Asia and Latin America) to gain access to alternatives to mainstream thinking on development issues and to be equipped in a way that will foster original thinking. Participants will receive intensive high-level training and interact with some of the best development economists in the world and with other participants.

The application should actually reach Nicolas Pons-Vignon by Sunday 24 January 2010 at midnight at the latest. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Please note that individual acknowledgement of applications will be sent by e-mail only. Candidates will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their applications by early March 2010.

For more information, visit www.aporde.org.za

13th International Schumpeter Society Conference: Innovation, Organisation, Sustainability and Crises

21-24 June 2010 at Aalborg University, Denmark

Second Call for Papers

Summary: Deadline for papers/extended abstracts: 15 February 2010.
Submission is open at www.schumpeter2010.dk.  The full second call for papers can be found at the website. Email: info@schumpeter2010.dk.

The second call for Schumpeter 2010 announces that the conference website has been redesigned and that it has been opened for submission of papers/extended abstracts. But registration and payment of the conference fee do not start before 15th January 2010. Those who have read the first call should note we have removed the requirement of a pre-registration fee for authors of papers that have been accepted for the conference.

Schumpeter 2010 serves as an opportunity for both established scholars and young researchers to present research that has a Schumpeterian perspective. The major topic of the conference is "Innovation, Organisation, Sustainability and Crises". But the conference more generally embraces micro-studies of the innovation, routine and selection as well as studies of the macro-problems of Schumpeterian growth and development as a process of "creative destruction". The broad range of issues implies that both economists, business economists, and other social scientists can contribute to the conference and that evidence may be provided by statistical and historical methods as well as other methods.

The International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society has more than 400 members from 40 countries. The Society publishes the Journal of Evolutionary Economics and awards the Schumpeter prize. Since the founding conference in 1986, the Society has held biannual open-call conferences. After Aalborg in 2010, the next conference will be held in Australia in 2012 at the University of Queensland. Examples of previous conferences are the 11th Schumpeter Conference in Nice (2006) and the 12th Schumpeter Conference in Rio de Janeiro (2008).

The conference's scientific committee: Esben Sloth Andersen, Giovanni Dosi, Jan Fagerberg, Maryann Feldman, John Foster, Shulin Gu, Horst Hanusch, Steven Klepper, Edward Lorenz, Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Franco Malerba, Ben Martin, Maureen McKelvey, Stanley Metcalfe, Richard Nelson, Carlota Perez, Paolo Saviotti, Morris Teubal, Bart Verspagen, and Sidney Winter.

The local organisers: Esben Sloth Andersen, Michael S. Dahl, Bent Dalum, Bengt-Åke Lundvall, and Christian R. Østergaard

Further information on the submission of papers, the Schumpeter Prize, the Best Junior Paper Award, and other activities relating to Schumpeter 2010 is found at the website: www.schumpeter2010.dk. Some information is only found in the full call for papers.

- The website has been opened for the submission of papers
- The registration and payment website will be opened on 15 January 2010
- Deadline for paper submission (full paper OR extended abstract): 15th February 2010
- Deadline for the submission by ordinary mail for the Schumpeter Prize: 28th February 2010
- Decision of paper acceptance: 1st April 2010
- Deadline for authors' reply to the letter of acceptance: 20th April 2010
- Deadline for authors' to propose their accepted full papers for the Best Junior Paper Award: 20th April 2010
- Registration deadline at reduced rates: 10th May 2010
- Deadline for full or revised versions of accepted papers: 31st May 2010

We kindly request you to share with your colleagues this message and the website address (www.schumpeter2010.dk). You can access the pdf version of the Second Call for Papers directly at http://www.schumpeter2010.dk/public/conferences/2/supl/Call2Schumpeter2010.pdf

There is also a small conference poster at http://www.schumpeter2010.dk/public/conferences/2/supl/S2010poster.pdf

Best regards,

Esben Sloth Andersen
President of the International Schumpeter Society

Conference Developments in Economic Theory and Policy

Dear colleague,

The Department of Applied Economics V of the University of the Basque Country and the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, of the University of Cambridge are organizing the 7th International Conference Developments in Economic Theory and Policy. The Conference will be held in Bilbao (Spain), in July 1-2, 2010.

Although papers are invited on all areas of economics, there will be Plenary Sessions with Invited Speakers about the following topics:
- Land and Agricultural Environment
- Financialisation and the Transformation of Financial Systems
- Festschrift for Geoff Harcourt: The Political Economy of an Australian Patriot and a Cambridge Economist

Invited Speakers include: Luigi Pasinetti (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore); Stephanie Blankenburg (SOAS, University of London); Philip Arestis (University of Cambridge and University of the Basque Country) and Malcolm Sawyer; Geoff Harcourt (University of Cambridge), Ian Hodge (University of Cambridge); Unai Pascual (University of Cambridge); Jose Albiac (University of Zaragoza, CITA-DGA); Juan Ramón Murua, Inma Astorkiza and Begoña Eguía (University of the Basque Country); Isabel Bardají (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid); Josep M. Jordan (Universidad de Valencia) and J.M. Garcia Alvarez Coque (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia); Costas Lapavitsas (SOAS, University of London); Paulo Dos Santos (SOAS, University of London); Sherif Elkholy; Juan Pablo Painceira (SOAS, University of London)

Suggestions for Organized Sessions are encouraged. An Organized Session is one session constructed in its entirety by a Session Organizer and submitted to the conference organizers as a complete package. Session organizers must provide the following information:
- Title of the session, name and affiliation of the organizer, name and affiliation of chair (if different than organizer)
- Titles of the papers, name, affiliation and contact information of authors

Besides Plenary, Organized and Normal Parallel sessions, there will also be Graduate Student Sessions (i.e., students currently making a MSc or a PhD programme). In these sessions, students can present their research and discuss that of other students. Participants in Graduate Student Sessions will pay a lower conference fee.

The deadline to submit papers and ‘Organized Sessions’ is 31st May 2010.

For more information, you can contact with Jesus Ferreiro ( jesus.ferreiro@ehu.es ) or Maribel Garcia-del-Valle ( teresa.gvalleirala@ehu.es  ) or visit the website www.conferencedevelopments.com

Future Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH)

FRESH conference on Banking & Financial History

Queen's University Belfast, 23 April 2010

For more information (including Call for Papers and upcoming events), visit websites:

History of Economic Ideas

Call for Papers: on Paul A. Samuelson

Dear All,
The journal "History of Economic Ideas" is interested in publishing some papers commemorating the main aspects of the scientific personality of Paul Samuelson. The range of topics includes Samuelson's scientific biography, his attitude towards the history of economics, his relevance as the author of "Economics", his success as policy advisor to the American
The deadline for the reception of the papers is June 31, 2010.
Thanks for your attention,
Riccardo Faucci

History of Economics as Culture

Dear colleagues,

This is to announce that I am organizing on the behalf of the H2S (History of Social Science) group the second workshop on "History of economics as culture (Histoire culturelle des savoirs économiques)" to be held Friday 9 April 2010 in Paris (exact location to be disclosed later). My intention is to bring together scholars from different disciplines to discuss from an historical vantage point, the place of economics in our culture. Below are some suggestions of topics that exemplify what will be at issue:

• To consider the interactions between art, literature and economics;
• To discuss the interactions between cultural or artistic objects such as magazines, books, maps, photographs, paintings, graphs and economic thinking and to consider economic texts as cultural items and to reflect upon the consequences their physical form had on their reception.
• To consider economics as part of cultures (political, commercial, scientific, etc.) of past (including very recent past) societies; for example, to discuss the economic representations (or culture) of specific social groups such as merchants, workers, business men, etc.

The workshop will comprise of 5 or 6 papers containing genuine unpublished research. I have already solicited a few papers but I have room for two or three more papers. If you have an interest in the above topics/issues, please send
me a proposal or no more than 500 words or a draft paper of what you want to present before February, 15 at this address:  charles@ined.fr.

If you are interested in the subject, although but unable to send a proposal, feel free to contact me at the same address for further discussion/information. Also, last year program is available here: http://economix.u-paris10.fr/fr/activites/ws/?id=81&page=programme.

Loïc Charles

Annual Scientific Meeting on Social Enterprise


“Annual Scientific Meeting on Social Enterprise” Roma Tre University – Faculty of Economics “Federico Caffè” Italy

From May 21, 2010 to May 22, 2010
Deadline for abstract submissions: February 1, 2010
Deadline for paper submissions: April 30, 2010
Main topics: Social Enterprise, Social Capital, Cooperative firms, Human Development.

Further information at: www.irisnetwork.it

Revue de la Régulation, Capitalisme, Institutions, Pouvoirs


Call for Papers

« The Economic Crisis : A new deal for the field of economics ? »
It is a truism that a fair number of economists failed to see the current crisis coming, a point that has found particular resonance in the writings of Paul Krugman. Notwithstanding this fact, these very same economists have offered countless conferences, declarations, and interviews in which they draw lessons from the crisis and either identify or correct the « dysfunctions » that caused it.

La Revue de la Régulation proposes a special issue that will reconsider this paradox through an attempt to understand how certain features of the discipline itself contributed to this situation, including both its internal organization (modes of production and dissemination of knowledge, rules of operation and evaluation) and its complex relationships with other disciplines such as sociology, history, political science, and mathematics. Additional factors that merit consideration include the ties between economics and the domains of politics, the media, and business, and the relationship between the crisis and recent reconfigurations of the field.

The editors invite contributions from pluridisciplinary perspectives : science studies, the sociology of knowledge and of professions, network analysis, the history of economic thought, the history of science, epistemology, etc. Contributions that develop themes from the following non-exhaustive list will receive particular attention:

-How did the use of particular methodologies and models contribute to the relative blindness or myopia of the discipline with regard to the crisis? To what extent are these tools and their various applications--the status of empirical data, modalities of administration and proof, acknowledgement of the constraints on validity of particular models--specific to the field of economics, especially as regards the physical and biological sciences or other social sciences ?
-To what extent have changes in the teaching of economics (for example, technicization or the marginalization of economic history and thought) contributed to the current situation ?
-What is the nature of the relationship between economics as a discipline and other disciplines ? To what extent are these inter-disciplinary relationships imperialistic, associative, or based on sheer mutual ignorance?
-Does the organization of economics into essentially closed « small worlds » such as universities, laboratories, centers, and journals leave sufficient space for debate, criticism, and ultimately dialogue between different schools of thought ?
-What is the role played by the rules of evaluation and appraisal of what counts as disciplinary knowledge by researchers, journals, and laboratories? How have professional institutions evolved and changed, and what is the capacity of the discipline as a whole to innovate and to renew itself ?
-To what extent have the links between certain economists and « the business world »--via directorships, board memberships, service on governmental organizations such as the Council for Economic Analysis, or formal roles in the media—influenced the positions that they have articulated or their power within the discipline ?

Deadline for contributions to this issue : March 15, 2010
regulation@revues.org  http://regulation.revues.org

DownloadCall for Papers in French.

4th ISRICH Conference on Health Economics

International Conference
13-14 May 2010, Paris, France

The survival of health care systems remains an outstanding issue in Western countries. How can we deal with a steadily increasing demand for health care due mainly to an aging population while at the same time experiencing tightening financial constraints?

The key themes of the 4th ISRICH conference are:
• How do the demographic changes (aging of the population) affect health care systems and the work of health professionals?
• What does a sustainable health care system really mean?
• How can we measure performance, effectiveness and sustainability of the health care system as well as of its organizations?
• How are new innovation and new knowledge created in health care systems and how do they reach patients?

Important dates:
March 31, 2010: Deadline for sending extended abstract (around 1000 words) to Bertrand Pauget ( bertrandpauget@ebs-paris.com )
April 15, 2010: Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts
May 2, 2010: Deadline sending full papers
May 04, 2010: Deadline for registration, payment of conference fee

For more information, contact bertrandpauget@ebs-paris.com,  or visit www.isrich.eu  / DownloadCall for Papers.
Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation

Prometheus is being re-vamped. The journal is now in its 26th year and much has changed since it was launched: the information perspective it espoused has become obscured by knowledge-based notions, its interest in information technology has been confused by expectations of e-everything, the technology policy of governments has been subverted by corporate strategy and the guidance of the market, and academic disciplines studying change have been captured by Management Studies. Prometheus could sit back and grumble that the world is not as it once was. But if Prometheus is ever to change anything, Prometheus itself must change. And changing it is: new editors, new book review editors, new web page, new cover, new house style, new remit.

Prometheus remains an international, multidisciplinary journal published by Taylor and Francis, but its new focus is firmly on innovation, by which is meant the production, introduction and diffusion of change. The journal’s scope has expanded to cover:
• the history of innovation
• information for innovation
• invention and creativity
• research and development
• diffusion of innovation
• science and technology policy
• organisational strategy for innovation
• intellectual property rights
• communication and information technology
• networks and spatial dimensions of innovation
• open innovation
• the social, economic and political environment of innovation
• the management of innovation
• the evaluation of innovation

''we welcome radical papers.''

Stuart Macdonald

Professor of Information and Organisation
University of Sheffield
9 Mappin Street
Sheffield S1 4DT

phone: 44 (0)114-222-3446
phone and fax: 44 (0)1993-772871
e-mail: s.macdonald@sheffield.ac.uk

For more details, see the announcement.


Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

LSE public debate: What kind of economics should we teach?

    * Date: Wednesday 20 January 2010
    * Time: 6.30-8pm
    * Venue:  Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London, UK
    * Panellists: Paul Ormerod, Professor Geoffrey Hodgson; Professor John Sutton; Professor Albert Marcet  
    * Chair: Professor Tim Besley

The recent global crisis has lead to questions being asked about whether the kind of economics being taught to students in leading economics departments was responsible for the widespread failure to predict the timing and magnitude of the events that unfolded in 2008.  Critiques range from an absence of historical context in mainstream teaching of economics to excessive reliance on mathematical models.  This panel brings together four leading economists to debate this issue and to discuss what changes in the economics curriculum and the way that it is delivered are desirable.

For further information, visit: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2010/20090120t1830vSZ.aspx 

Conference in Paris on Communism

Collloque: Puissances du communisme, 22-23 janvier 2010

Programme (pour tout renseignement : societelouisemichel@free.fr )
Université Paris 8
2, rue de la Liberté 93526 Saint-Denis
métro : Saint-Denis Université

Vendredi 22
Matin, 09.00
Table ronde n° 1 : Un communisme sans Marx ?
Participants : Isabelle Garo, Rastko Mocnik, Massimiliano Tomba, Pierre Dardot, Stéphane Rozès
Modératrice : Cinzia Arruzza

Table ronde n° 2 : Un communisme sans histoire ?
Participants : Alex Callinicos, Alberto Toscano, Etienne Balibar, Catherine Samary, André Tosel
Modérateur : Nicolas Vieillescazes

Samedi 23
Matin, 09.00

Table ronde n° 3 : A la recherche du sujet perdu
Participants : Thomas Coutrot, Christian Laval, Elsa Dorlin, Samuel Johsua
Modérateur : François Cusset


Table ronde n° 4 : Des communistes sans communisme ?
Participants : Jacques Rancière, Slavoj Zizek, Daniel Bensaid, Michel Surya, Gaspar Tamas
Modérateur : à signaler

Bristol reading group: "Capital and Capitalism"

The first of The Commune’s Bristol reading group sessions will be on Sunday 24th January at 6pm in Cafe Kino on Ninetree Hill, Bristol.

The series of sessions is entitled “Alternatives to capitalism”. The first session is called “Capital and capitalism”. A brief look at the features of capitalism. Capital, wage-labour, profit, capital accumulation and its effect on our lives.This first session sets the scene and will allow us to contast proposed alternatives.

Main reading:
• Ernst Mandel’s introduction to a Marxist analysis of capitalism, Chapters 1 and 2 of An Introduction to Marxist Economic Theory (1967)
• Alfredo Saad-Filho (2003) looks at the recent anti-capitalist or anti-globalisation movement’s response to overcoming capitalism. See the introduction to a collection of papers written before the current economic crisis.

Further reading:
• A chapter from Harry Cleaver’s book Reading Capital Politically (2000) which stresses the struggle between capital and labour in the production of commodities.

For those interested in a summary of recent Marxist accounts of the current economic crisis see Joseph Choonara – ‘Marxist accounts of the current crisis‘, International Socialism, 123, Summer 2009.

All welcome, email uncaptiveminds@gmail.com  for more info.

International Socialism journal seminar

Gareth Dale and Jonathan Neale on Capitalism, Class and Climate Change

Gareth Dale, author of "Corporations and climate change" and several books on East Germany, and Jonathan Neale, author of Stop Global Warming: Change the World and secretary of the Campaign against Climate Change (pc), present the latest in our series of seminars.

In the wake of the fiasco at Copenhagen, Gareth and Jonathan will be presenting an in-depth discussion of climate change, ranging from the science behind it through to the role of the working class in preventing it. This seminar will be of real benefit to all those concerned about climate change, whether new to the subject or a longstanding campaigner.

7pm, Monday 25 January, Kings College Waterloo Campus (F-WB Classroom 2.40, 2nd floor of the Franlkin-Wilking building)
Map: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/about/campuses/waterloo.html

This seminar is free to attend and open to all. For more information phone 020 7819 1177 or email isj@swp.org.uk

As background for the discussion, you may want to read:
Gareth's article from International Socialism 116, available online: http://www.isj.org.uk/?id=369
Jonathan's recent articles on Copenhagen (http://www.swp.org.uk/23/12/2009/copenhagen-betrayal-jonathan-neale
and http://www.swp.org.uk/23/12/2009/copenhagen-new-movement-jonathan-neale )
Jonathan's book is available from Bookmarks for the reduced price of £10: http://www.bookmarksbookshop.co.uk/cgi/store/bookmark.cgi?review=new&isbn=9781905192373&cart_id=9137614.28572
International Socialism
+44 (0)20 7819 1177

Cambridge Lectures


Professor Lord Robert Skidelsky will deliver a public lecture on Keynes: The Return of the Master at 5 pm on Tuesday 2 February in the Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge. The lecture will be followed by a discussion concluding not later than 6.30 pm. Entry is free and all are welcome. Further information can be found at www.postkeynesian.net.


Professor Brian Loasby, Emeritus and Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, will deliver the third in a series of biennial lectures in memory of the late Professor G. L. S. Shackle, entitled Uncertainty and imagination, illusion and order: Shackleian connections, on Thursday, 4 March, at 5 p.m., in Lecture Room LG17, Faculty of Law, West Road.

Entry is free and all are welcome. There will be a reception and bookstall following the lecture. Further information can be found on the College website: http://www.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/.

URPE at Eastern Economic Association

Philadelphia, February 26 - 28, 2010 2010

The Eastern Economic Association holds an annual conference, usually in late February or March, in various cities on the eastern seaboard of the United States. URPE is once again sponsoring panels at the Easterns. This will be the fourth annual "URPE@Easterns" program in recent years. The 2010 conference will be held in Philadelphia at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, February 26 - 28. The hotel is located at 1200 Market Street.

URPE/EEA 2010 conference program

Religious-Secular Distinctions conference at the British Academy
Conference on 14th -16th January 2010 at the British Academy, London

Organisers: Trevor Stack (University of Aberdeen) and Tim Fitzgerald (University of Stirling)

Register: http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2010/rsd/
Network: http://religioussecular.ning.com

How and why do people – politicians, academics, managers, teachers, journalists, clergy, lawyers – distinguish between "religious" and "non-religious" or "secular"? And what happens when they make such a distinction? It matters, after all, whether a museum exhibit is considered cultural or religious; a crucifix on a necklace is deemed an expression of faith, tradition or fashion; Western law is regarded as different in kind to shari'a law; a transaction is considered financial rather than religious; a particular state is held to be secular or not; a minority is viewed as religious or ethnic; and a PhD thesis is considered religious or just about religion. The conference will broaden our understanding of religious-secular distinctions by bringing together scholars from religious studies, anthropology, history, economics, law, theology, philosophy, sociology and political science. Panels include Religious-Secular beyond the Wars of Religion, Religious-Secular in Law and Education, Religious versus Secular Citizens, Distinguishing Religious and Economic, Categories of Gender and Religion, and The Idea of the Secular University.

Space is limited so please register as soon as possible at http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2010/rsd/.  There is a 10% discount for registration before 25 December. Rates are cheaper if you register for the full three days of the conference, and discounts are available for students and for the unwaged and retired. Attendees have the option of having lunch and/or dinner with speakers at the British Academy.

For hotel and travel information, please email the British Academy events staff ( events@britac.ac.uk ) who can offer a corporate rate of £139 for bed/breakfast at the nearby four-star City Inn Westminster, as well as making bookings elsewhere.

Sponsors: The British Academy and the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law, University of Aberdeen ( www.abdn.ac.uk/cisrul )

Dr Trevor Stack
Department of Hispanic Studies and Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen AB24 3UB.

Socialist Register, Jan. 2010 Events


Toronto launch of the Socialist Register 2010: Morbid Symptoms, Health Under Capitalism.

A benefit for the Ontario Health Coalition  http://www.web.net/ohc/

A panel discussion with contributing authors:
• Colin Leys ('Health, health care and capitalism')
• Pat Armstrong ('Contradictions at work: struggles for control in Canadian health care')
• Roddy Loeppky ('Certain wealth: Accumulation in the health industry')

and commentators:
• Natalie Mehra, Director, Ontario Health Coalition
• Dr Andy Coates, Physicians for a National Health Program, Co-Chair, Single Payer New York

chaired by Leo Panitch, Co-editor of the Socialist Register, CRC, Political Science at York University.

Thursday January 21, 2010
7:30 PM
Annex Live,

296 Brunswick Avenue
(416) 929-3999

Symposium on Class 

Dear Colleague,
The Intersectionalities: Identities and Inequalities Research group has the pleasure in inviting you to its inaugural Symposium on Wednesday 27th January 2009, Chapman Hall, Southlands College, Roehampton University, 2-6pm on:

Class: Towards New Frameworks of Analysis 

We are delighted to announce that the speakers will be:
- Professor Mike Savage (University of Manchester), Cultural capital and the politics of belonging
- Professor Andrew Sayer (University of Lancaster), Class, worth and contributive injustice.
- Dr. Ben Rogaly and Dr. Becky Taylor (University of Sussex and Birkbeck College).
"I don't want to be classed, but we're all classed": Making liveable lives in contemporary England. 

The discussants will be Professor Gill Crozier (Roehampton University) and Dr. Paul Watt (Birkbeck College). 

We will send out a full programme shortly.
As places are limited, please let us know if you wish to attend.
RSVP A.Kanwar@roehampton.ac.uk 
N.B This Symposium is open to Academics and Postgraduate students.
Best wishes, 

Professor Floya Anthias
School of Business and Social Sciences
Roehampton University
Queens Building
Southlands College
80, Roehampton Lane
London S.W.15 5SL
Tel: 0208 392 5047

The Hyman P. Minsky Summer Seminar

June 19–29, 2010. The Levy Economics Institute. Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. USA

The Hyman P. Minsky Summer Seminar will provide a rigorous discussion of both theoretical and applied aspects of Minsky’s economics, with an examination of meaningful prescriptive policies relevant to the current economic and financial crisis.
Application deadline: March 31, 2010. For more information, visit www.levy.org

Noam Chomsky to speak at Left Forum 2010

March 19-21, Pace University, NYC

Left Forum is pleased to present Noam Chomsky as the closing plenary speaker for Left Forum 2010, "The Center Cannot Hold: Rekindling the Radical Imagination."

Chomsky's talk will conclude three days of panels and events from radical left scholars, activists, and intellectuals from around the world.

Join us this March 19-21, 2010 at Pace University in New York City!

• Register now to take advantage of early bird discounts: Register Here for Left Forum 2010
• Additional information to come on opening plenary, conference panels, international speakers and more. Check our website for updates: Left Forum 2010

We look forward to seeing you at the conference,

Left Forum staff and conference organizers

London Marx-Hegel Reading group: Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit 

Meetings at 18:30 hours on alternate Wednesdays starting 13 January 2010 at City University London, room Level 3C (“Level 3C” is the name of the room!), 3rd floor, University Building, Northampton Square site. This is a provisional booking and could change: any change will be announced via the mailing list. If you are not already on the mailing list, send me ( a.denis@city.ac.uk ) an email and I’ll subscribe you, or you can subscribe yourself at https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/LONDON-MHRG  . Access via the main entrance in Northampton Square. Maps and directions at http://city.ac.uk/maps/ . If for any reason you need to speak to security or the main desk at the Northampton Square entrance, the booking is for the Phenomenology reading group, booking made by Andy Denis, Economics Dept.

Paragraph numbering in both Miller and Pinkard translations in round brackets; number of pages in Miller in square brackets. Pinkard translation – with German text in facing column: http://web.mac.com/titpaul/Site/Phenomenology_of_Spirit_page.html

The programme is only a guide: we can decide to slow down or speed up or miss things out or change the order at will.

2009-10 Term 2

13 January: 1. Introduction (73-89) [11]
27 January: 2. Chapter I: Sense-certainty (90-110) [9]
10 February: 3. Chapter II: Perception (111-131) [12½]
24 February: 4. Chapter III: Force and the Understanding (132-165) [24½]
10 March: 5. Chapter IV: Self-consciousness (166-177) [7]
31 March *: 6. Chapter IV: A - Lordship and Servitude (178-196) [8½]

* NB: 3 weeks after 10 March meeting.

2009-10 Term 3 (Dates and room tba)

7. Chapter IV: B - Stoicism and Skepticism (197-206) [7]
8. Chapter IV: B - the Unhappy Consciousness (207-230) [12½]
9. Chapter V: Reason (231-239) [6½]
10. Chapter V: A (a) (240-260) [14]
11. Chapter V: A (a) (261-297) [20]
12. Chapter V: A (b)-(c) (297-322) [15]
13. Chapter V: A (c) (323-346) [15]

The Colours of Money Seminar

5-7 February 2010 / Stroud, England

An Introduction to Associative Economics Understanding money has never been more important than today. Whether it be unfair trade, widespread poverty, burgeoning debt or bank bailouts, modern life is marked by a ceaseless and unhealthy chase after money, which then acts more as our master than our servant. Whether locally or globally, can we understand and use money in ways that enable competition to give way to more cooperative ways of doing business?

Derived from Rudolf Steiner's contribution to economic and monetary history, The Colours of Money© seminar looks at the history and purpose of money and how it can be the main instrument for bringing about real and lasting change in our economic circumstances. Grounded in associative economics - an approach that covers many schools of thought, beginning with Aristotle and leading up to today's wide range of views from mainstream to alternative - the seminar ranges from the problems of small businesses to larger questions of global finance and the power of corporations. Offering a radical yet concrete and in- depth approach to money in our times, it is presented using coloured chalk imagery on black paper, a technique intended to overcome the reputation of economics as a dismal science!

The seminar is presented by Christopher Houghton Budd and Arthur Edwards, economic and monetary historians based in England who combine formal academic credentials with on-going research into associative economics and Rudolf Steiner's work in particular. The seminar also serves as Step 1 for businesses seeking to use the Guarantee Mark (see ae-mark.com) and as Module 1 of the Diploma in Associative Economics (cfae.biz/diploma).

Cost: £125, excl. meals & accommodation (£115 if paid in full on or before 29 January.) For registration and programme details, please contact:
Arthur Edwards: Tel/Fax: 01453 756728 / mail@arthuredwards.net
For more details see the flyer

King's College London Reading Capital Society


1) Gareth Dale and Jonathan Neale on 'Capitalism, Class and Climate Change'

7pm, Monday 25 January, Kings College Waterloo Campus  (F-WB Classroom 2.40, 2nd floor of the Franlkin-Wilkins building)


As background for the discussion, you may want to read:
2) Valorization and the Labour Process

Jonny Jones, deputy-editor of International Socialism Journal, and Adam Fabry of the Reading Capital group will introduce a discussion on ‘Valorization and the Labour Process: Surplus Value, Constant Capital & Variable Capital’.

Tuesday February 9th, 6pm. F-WB 2.80 Waterloo Campus KCL

3) Future Dates for Sessions:

To be helpful for those with busy diaries, the future dates planned for the Reading Group so far are: 23rd Feb, 9th March, 23rd March, (During April we may continue depending on group), May 4th, May 18th, June 1st

If anyone from the group is interested in introducing future sessions, please do get in touch. We would like to encourage people to have a go, even/especially if it's your first time reading Capital!

KCL Reading Capital

Symposium on Georg Lukács's 'Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat'

2-6pm, Saturday February 6, 2010, at the London Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald Street, London WC1

  • Gordon Finlayson
  • Tim Hall
  • Michalis Skomvoulis
Gordon Finlayson is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sussex and is the author of many books and articles on the Frankfurt School.

Tim Hall is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of East London. His article 'Reification, Materialism & Praxis: Adorno's critique of Lukács' is forthcoming in Telos (2010) and he is the co-editor of The Fundamental Dissonance of Existence: New Essays on the Social, Political and Aesthetic Theory of Georg Lukács (New York, Continuum: 2010).

Michalis Skomvoulis is a PhD student at the University of Paris 1: Panthéon-Sorbonne and has written extensively on Lukacs.

The English translation of Lukács's essay is available at <http://www.marxists.org/archive/lukacs/works/history/index.htm>. Attendance is free and open to all. To register e-mail Meade McCloughan: m.mccloughan@ucl.ac.uk. Directions and map: <http://tinyurl.com/ywmsvc>  Tube stations: Holborn and Russell Square.
Marx and Philosophy Society: http://www.marxandphilosophy.org.uk/

The Globalisation Lectures

Organised by the Department of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London
Convenor: Prof. Gilbert Achcar




Wednesday 20 January, 6:30pm.
SOAS, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Susan George is an internationally known scholar-activist and "alter- globalist"; the author of a dozen widely translated books; honorary president of ATTAC-France, an organisation that campaigns for international taxation and other alternatives to neoliberal globalisation.  She is Board President of the Transnational Institute (TNI), an international fellowship of scholar-activists with headquarters in Amsterdam that carries out cutting-edge analysis on critical global issues, builds alliances with grassroots social movements and develops proposals for a more sustainable and just world.
Webpage: http://www.tni.org/users/susan-george


Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

University of Connecticut

Three new job openings at the University of Connecticut, jointly with the Human Rights Institute and economics, political science, and sociology. The deadline for the economics position is March 1.
  • Assistant Professor, Joint Tenure Track faculty position in Economics and Human Rights Department of Economics and Human Rights Institute
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Joint Tenure Track Faculty Position in International Law and Human Rights Political Science Department and Human Rights Institute
  • Assistant Professor, Joint Tenure Track faculty position in Sociology and Human Rights Department of Sociology and Human Rights Institute
Downloadthe job announcement.

University of Cologne / Universität Köln

The Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne is seeking a Full Professor (W3) for International Comparative Political Economy and Economic Sociology.

The position will be filled as soon as possible.
The professorship involves substantial collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. The candidate is expected to have an international scholarly reputation and an excellent knowledge of the type of international comparative social research pursued by the MPI for the Study of Societies as described in the Institute’s research program. The position includes active participation in the Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences (CGS) and, particularly, the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE).

The professor has teaching and administrative duties in the bachelor’s and master’s programs within the faculty, in the programs conducted jointly with other faculties and in the “Diplom” programs that are currently being phased out. Basic knowledge of German would be advantageous.

The qualifications required are a university and PhD degree and excellent academic achievements and teaching abilities (§ 36 HG NRW).

Applications from disabled persons are welcome. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with equal skills. Applications from women are particularly welcome and preference will be given to female candidates with equal skills, abilities and professional qualifications, unless there are compelling reasons to opt for another applicant.
Applications including copies of the usual documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications, list of courses taught, proof of qualifications) – no originals please as they shall not be returned – should be sent no later than 26.02.2010 to the office of the Dean of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne, postal address: Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Köln

Download the position announcement.

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation


The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation - a Washington, DC think tank - has a temporary opening (one year) with the possibility of renewal for additional years for an economist with a research interest in neo-Schumpeterian economics, with a particular focus on the economics of global warming and the role of innovation in addressing it.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Plan and conduct a policy research program focused on the limitations of the conventional neo-classical doctrine in providing effective solutions and the role of innovation and innovation economics in addressing climate change.
- Write policy reports, blog posts, op eds, and other policy materials on the role of innovation in addressing climate change.
- Speak at forums and events.
- Organize policy conferences, roundtables, and other events on the role of innovation in addressing climate change.
- Engage in outreach to Capitol Hill to help members and staff better understand the role of innovation in climate change.

Qualifications Requirements:
- A minimum of a Master's Degree and ideally a Ph.D. in Public Policy or Economics, ideally with a focus on the economics of growth and/or environmental economics.
- An ability to write for policy audiences and an understanding of the public policy process.
- Strong understanding of various, competing economic schools of thought, with solid understanding of neo-Schumpeterian economics (e.g., innovation economics, endogenous growth theory, evolutionary economics).
- Strong understanding of the process of technological innovation.
- Experience with clean energy technologies is a plus.

ITIF offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, located near Metro. Send resume with cover letter and writing sample to: Director of Personnel, ITIF, 1101 K. Street, NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC, 20005. Fax (202) 638-4922; or email mail@itif.org.  View our website at www.itif.org.

ITIF is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy think tank committed to articulating and advancing a pro-productivity, pro-innovation and pro-technology public policy agenda in Washington and the states.

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

1101 K. Street, N.W.
Suite 610
Washington, DC 20005
202-626-5732 phone
202-638-4922 fax

email: ratkinson@itif.org  | web: www.innovationpolicy.org

John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)

One Fall 2010 Tenure track line at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) in New York City (445 west 59th street NYC 10019). The position entails undergraduate teaching in some combination of some of the following four fields: 1.the economics of regulation and law 2.white collar crime (including corruption) 3. money and banking 4. economic development. Some teaching of introductory and intermediate micro or macro with attention to issues of crime in support of the major is also possible. Generally all of our courses include aspects of the illegal economy and also emphasize the sustainability of economic activity. Research in field of expertise is also required. The City University of New York is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Immigration Reform and Control Act/Americans with Disabilities Act employer.

Send vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and letters of recommendation to:

Professor Joan Hoffman, jhoffman@jjay.cuny.edu  

Corporate Accountability International

Senior Researcher - Value [the] Meal Campaign

The Senior Researcher will assist in providing the information necessary to develop and carry out our campaigns. In particular, the Senior Researcher will play a leading role in developing strategies for the Value [the] Meal campaign. Our research focuses on documenting abuses by targeted industries, power mapping corporate targets to inform campaign strategies and tactics, and supporting the development of policies and international regulatory instruments to control transnational corporate behavior. The Senior Researcher is responsible for gathering, analyzing and presenting information; fact-checking organizing and fundraising materials; and cultivating relationships with key allied organizations and experts.

* Conceptualize and conduct research and analysis of transnational corporate activities and industry trends.
* Work closely with the Campaigns Team to further develop campaigns to stop life-threatening abuses by transnational corporations and identify and gather information to implement campaign tactics.
* Monitor and analyze corporate responses and progress relative to campaign goals and objectives.
* Produce written reports for organizational leadership as well as for public distribution.
* Develop and cultivate contacts with key organizational allies and experts.
* Ensure accuracy of all communications, campaign and fundraising materials.
* Participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising and campaign activities.
* The Senior Researcher maintains and manages the organization's information base, under the guidance of the Research Director.

* Demonstrated commitment to corporate accountability and social justice, with a global perspective.
* At least 3 years experience in strategic corporate research, organizing, and advocacy, preferably at a campaign-oriented organization.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Knowledge of corporate accountability issues.
* Demonstrated experience in quantitative analysis, including facility with spreadsheets.
* Experience in fact-checking.
* Excellent interpersonal skills.
* Experience organizing and/or developing a campaign related to food systems a plus.

ACCOUNTABILITY: The Senior Researcher is accountable to the Research Director.
SALARY: $33,600 - $40,800, depending on experience, with a generous benefits package.
LOCATION: Campaign Headquarters, Boston.
TO APPLY: Email cover letter, résumé, and 3-5 references to jobs@stopcorporateabuse.org.
LEARN MORE: http://www.ValueTheMeal.org

Corporate Accountability International is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. People of color, women, and GLBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Randall Smith
Senior Recruitment Organizer
Corporate Accountability International
(617) 695-2525


To apply: Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Nancy K. Cauthen, via email to ncauthen@demos.org

Include in the subject line: Policy Analyst Position. Submissions via snail mail should be sent to: Demos, 220 Fifth Ave, 5th Floor, NY, NY 10001. No phone calls please.

Policy Analyst, Retirement Security, Economic Opportunity Program

The Economic Opportunity Program at Demos seeks a Policy Analyst to work on two projects focused on retirement security--both of which seek to raise awareness of weaknesses in our current system and promote policy reform. The 401(k) system has not provided an adequate replacement for employer-sponsored pensions. Simultaneously, Social Security is under attack from deficit hawks. Educating and engaging young people around these issues is a central goal of both projects. This position reports to the Director of the Economic Opportunity Program.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Research and write issue and policy briefs, fact sheets and other materials on retirement security. Topics include the failure of 401(k) plans to adequately replace employer-sponsored pensions, policy alternatives to 401(k)s, and why young people should care about strengthening Social Security.
• Research and write materials for a number of target audiences, including policy makers, college students and faculty, young workers, and organizations that represent the interests of young people. Translate academic articles on retirement security into user-friendly materials for these audiences.
• Work closely with the Economic Opportunity Program’s director of advocacy and outreach to build relationships with key youth organizations who can help engage young people on retirement security issues.
• Organize a convening of youth-led organizations to identify the specific ways in which they can engage and mobilize their members and constituents around the issue of retirement security.
• Work closely with Demos’ Communications Department and Washington, DC office to promote and disseminate retirement security materials to the media and to federal policymakers.
• Contribute to the ongoing development of the policy agenda of the Economic Opportunity Program.

• Bachelors degree in the social sciences plus a minimum of two years of related work experience, or Masters degree in public policy or the
• social sciences plus one year of relevant experience.
• Demonstrated ability to write clearly and effectively for multiple audiences.
• Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills.
• Strong research skills, ability to synthesize information from multiple sources, and experience with both web-based information gathering and primary source research required.
• Familiarity and experience with economic security issues preferred.
• Comfort and experience with public speaking preferred.
• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team is required.

For additional information about Demos, please visit their website at http://www.demos.org.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Director of Research

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) seeks an experienced social science researcher with excellent management, program and business development, and public presentation skills to strengthen and lead the strategic growth of its policy research portfolio. Expertise in employment and labor markets, poverty and inequality, or health economics desired.

IWPR is a Washington D.C.-based think-tank that conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies. (See www.iwpr.org for more information about IWPR’s mission and work.). Areas of research include Employment, Education and Earnings, Poverty and Income Security, Work and Family Issues, Democracy and Society, and Health and Safety.

Position Summary:
The Director of Research’s primary responsibilities will be to:

* Ensure the strategic and effective conception, design, development, implementation, and dissemination of high quality, policy-relevant research that addresses the information needs of policy makers, advocates, and the public.
* Manage and develop a small but highly skilled research staff, currently including directly overseeing 5 Ph.D./MA-level researchers, and several consultants, who in turn supervise research assistants, research interns and fellows, and additional research consultants.
* Play a lead role in fundraising from private foundations and government sources to meet research budget targets (currently $1.9 million per year), in collaboration with the Institute’s development department. This will involve meeting with potential funders, developing new research, and leading and contributing to the research grant proposal process.
* Develop and track the research department budget.
* Represent the organization to the public through presentations and relations with the media.
* Spend a percentage of time directly involved in funded research in their area of expertise.
* Serve on the organization’s management team and as liaison to the research and program committee of the Board of Directors.
* Lead and convene the organization’s external Program Advisory Committee to receive expert input on program direction.

Desired Skills, Qualifications, and Expertise:

* Ph.D. in economics, sociology, public policy or a related discipline; rigorous training in quantitative and gender-related social science research methods; at least five years of post-Ph.D. work experience.
* A strong record of publication and presentation of policy-relevant research.
* Excellent staff management and supervision skills, including at least five years of personnel management experience.
* Financial and budgeting acumen.
* An entrepreneurial orientation and evidence of success raising funds for research.
* Outstanding program and management skills.
* Excellent capabilities in organizational development, team-building, motivating staff, and creating a positive, vision-driven work culture.
* High-level experience in an applied policy environment, and deep expertise in several policy areas affecting women and families.
* A passion for contributing to gender and racial/ethnic equity, and to improving the well-being of low-income families.
* A love of the research process.

IWPR offers a competitive salary based on experience and a generous benefits package, including:

* vacation, sick, personal, and family leave;
* health, disability, dental, and prescription drug insurance;
* employer contribution to a 403-b retirement plan,
* Flexible Spending Account plan;
* transportation subsidy; and
* a flexible workplace.

The Director of Research will report to the Executive Director.

To apply: Send a cover letter, CV or resume, short writing sample, and contact information for three references to:

Research Director Search Committee
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
1707 L Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036

Or by e-mail: researchdirector@iwpr.org.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. People of color are encouraged to apply.

Economics for Equity and the Environment Network

Graduate Student Internship Program

Economics for Equity and the Environment Network (E3) is a national network of economists developing and applying new economic arguments for environmental protection with a social justice focus. As part of its mission to support better applied economics research and to involve economists more actively in environmental policy, E3 places economics graduate students in internships with environmental organizations during the summer months.

The internship program allows graduate students to discover first-hand the real world issues confronting the environmental community and explore avenues for their future research and professional development. NGOs benefit from the expertise of the interns’ training in economics and gain greater appreciation for the role economics can play in supporting environmental protection.

Recent interns have been placed with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Union of Concerned Scientists, International Rivers Network, Conservation Strategy Fund, Marine Conservation Biology Institute, Clean Air-Cool Planet, Forest Guild, Stockholm Environment Institute, New Voice for Business, Global Development and Environment Institute, and The Trust for Public Land. You can learn more about our past interns and their research at www.e3network.org.

E3 interns will be placed with an environmental organization for eight weeks and will be paid a stipend of $5,000. E3 prioritizes graduate students who are dedicated to applied economics research and who support E3’s commitment to social justice.

The deadline for applications for summer 2010 is March 1. To apply, please email the following information by the March 1 deadline to director@e3network.org:
* Curriculum vita
* One letter of reference
* A three-page statement of your research interests and how they reflect a commitment to social justice

For more information, please visit our website at www.e3network.orgDownload the announcement.


Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles

Development Viewpoint 43

“Are Pacific Island States Losing Their Rights to Tuna Resources?”
The Centre for Development Policy and Research is pleased to announce the publication of Development Viewpoint #43, “Are Pacific Island States Losing Their Rights to Tuna Resources?” The authors, Elizabeth Havice, Political Science Department, Colorado College, and Liam Campling, Department of Development Studies, SOAS, document how large commercial fishing operations, backed by such influential nations as Japan and Taiwan, have gained increasing control over tuna resources in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, the region with the largest and most valuable such resources in the world. As a result, the 14 island states in this region have derived only modest sources of income from this industry and now face increasing depletion of their tuna stocks.

Click here to download: http://www.soas.ac.uk/cdpr/publications/dv/file55529.pdf.
CDPR’s other thought-provoking, diversified Development Viewpoints are available on http://www.soas.ac.uk/cdpr/publications/dv/.

The Centre for Development Policy and Research draws on the broad range of development expertise at the School of Oriental and African Studies to engage in innovative policy-oriented research and training on crucial development issues.

Development Viewpoint 44

The Centre for Development Policy and Research is pleased to announce the publication of Development Viewpoint #44, “The Puzzling Success of Uzbekistan’s Heterodox Development”. The author, Terry McKinley, Director of CDPR, contrasts Uzbekistan’s relative success from implementing heterodox economic policies with the recurrent predictions of its imminent failure issued by international financial institutions and mainstream economists, whose advice, lamentably, has been largely ignored for almost two decades.

Click here to download: http://www.soas.ac.uk/cdpr/publications/dv/file56073.pdf 
CDPR’s other thought-provoking, diversified Development Viewpoints are available on http://www.soas.ac.uk/cdpr/publications/dv/.

Debating Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand | URPE/ASSA

Papers for the "Debating Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand" session are available on the AEA website: http://www.aeaweb.org/aea/conference/program/preliminary.php

Jan. 3, 10:15 am, Hilton Atlanta, Room 408


Debating Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand (A2)
Presiding: Duncan Foley (New School for Social Research)
Two Into One Won't Go: A Critical View of the Popular AD/AS Model / Roy Grieve (University of Strathclyde)
Critique of Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply: Mankiw's Presentation / Fred Moseley (Mount Holyoke College)
Response to Grieve and Critique / William Scarth (McMaster College)
Response to Moseley and Critique / Mark Taylor (Warwick University)

David Collander (Middlebury College)
Michele Naples (College of New Jersey)

The 4th Bi-Annual Conference on the financial and monetary crisis

4ème Colloque International: La crise monétaire et financière
December 10-12, 2oo9, at Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
Conference papers are available here: http://www.u-bourgogne.fr/CEMF/anglais/pages/index_english.htm 

"Post-Election Iran: Crossroads of History and a Critique of Prevailing Political Perspectives"

Cyrus Bina's article (critique of Lenin's imperialism and Theory of Competition) on the issues surrounding the post-election Iran is just published in the Fall issue of Journal of Iranian Research and Analysis (JIRA). Its URL can be found below and a PDF is attached for your information.

Cyrus Bina, "Post-Election Iran: Crossroads of History and a Critique of Prevailing Political Perspectives," Journal of Iranian Research and Analysis, 26 (2), Fall 2009:

International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs)

Articles, News Analysis, Working papers, etc. are available at IDEAs Website: http://www.networkideas.org  or http://www.ideaswebsite.org

Featured Articles (December 2009 - January 2010)
• The Global Financial Crisis and After: A New Capitalism? / Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira
• The Dutch Disease and Its Neutralization: A Ricardian Approach / Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira
• Some Observations on How to Deal with the Problem of ''Too big to fail/save/resolve'' / Jan Kregel
• The Limits of Minsky's Financial Instability Hypothesis as an Explanation of the Crisis / Thomas I. Palley
• The Bonus-Driven "Rainmaker" Financial Firm: How These Firms Enrich Top Employees, Destroy Shareholder Value and Create Systemic Financial Instability / by James Crotty
• After the Istanbul Meetings: Has the IMF Changed? If so, How Relevant is that Change? / Erinc Yeldan  

Neoliberalism and the Current Crisis in Mexico: Indigenous and Campesino Movements Respond

A Seminar with Andrés Barreda, held at Carleton University on November 27th, 2009; presented by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Institute of Political Economy in collaboration with CSRC.

Professor Andrés Barreda is the General Coordinator of the Centre for Social Analysis, Information and Popular Training (CASIFOP) in Mexico City. He holds full-time tenure at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) (National Autonomous University of Mexico), in the Faculty of Economics and Critical Geopolitics. He has participated in several research projects, in collaboration with social movements, indigenous and workers organizations, as well as several research centres within the UNAM, and with other academic institutions. He is also a board member of the
Ottawa-based International ETC group (Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration).

Click here to view a video presentation: http://www.socialistproject.ca/leftstreamed/ls34.php

Lessons from NAFTA

Globalization and Sustainable Development Program News
GDAE (The Global Development And Environment Institute), Tufts University

Since 2000, GDAE’s Globalization and Sustainable Development Program has carried out empirical research and analysis of the social, economic, and environmental impacts of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Mexico. The treaty succeeded in increasing trade and foreign investment, but that success has not translated into dynamic economic growth, job creation, or improvements in the standards of living of most Mexicans.  The environmental costs of trade liberalization have also been high.

New Research:
Building on ten years of work on Mexico Under NAFTA

GDAE Launches Two New Reports on NAFTA
December 9 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace:

Rethinking Trade Policy for Development: Lessons From Mexico Under NAFTA
In this new Policy Outlook from the Carnegie Endowment, Eduardo Zepeda, Timothy A Wise and Kevin P. Gallagher offer a comprehensive assessment of Mexico's poor economic performance under NAFTA.

The Future of North American Trade Policy: Lessons From NAFTA
Kevin P. Gallagher, Enrique Dussel Peters and Timothy A. Wise present a set of concrete recommendations from a BU Task Force of experts on reforms to NAFTA and the template for U.S. trade agreements.

See more details here:


Heterodox Journals and Newsletters

Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 33, N. 6: November 2009

Journal website: http://cje.oxfordjournals.org 
• George Liagouras / Socio-economic evolution and Darwinism in Thorstein Veblen: a critical appraisal
• Michel-Stéphane Dupertuis and Ajit Sinha / A Sraffian critique of the classical notion of centre of gravitation
• Panos Desyllas and Alan Hughes / The revealed preferences of high technology acquirers: An analysis of the innovation characteristics of their targets
• Serap A. Kayatekin / Between political economy and postcolonial theory: first encounters
• Colin Danby / Post-Keynesianism without modernity
• S. Charusheela / Social analysis and the capabilities approach: a limit to Martha Nussbaum's universalist ethics
• Eiman O. Zein-Elabdin / Economics, postcolonial theory and the problem of culture: institutional analysis and hybridity
• Anjan Chakrabarti, Ajit Chaudhury, and Stephen Cullenberg / Global order and the new economic policy in India: the (post)colonial formation of the small-scale sector
• Serap A. Kayatekin / Ambivalence of class subjectivity: the sharecroppers of the post-bellum southern USA
• Geoffrey M. Hodgson / The great crash of 2008 and the reform of economics 

Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 24, No. 1: January 2010

The Nature of Technology 

    * Philip Faulkner, Clive Lawson, and Jochen Runde / Theorising technology

Philosophy of technology 
    * G. Harman / Technology, objects and things in Heidegger
    * Albert Borgmann / Reality and technology
    * Andrew Feenberg / Marxism and the critique of social rationality: from surplus value to the politics of technology
    * Peter Kroes / Engineering and the dual nature of technical artefacts

Technology in the humanities and social sciences 
    * Wiebe E. Bijker / How is technology made?—That is the question!
    * Trevor Pinch / On making infrastructure visible: putting the non-humans to rights
    * Tim Ingold / The textility of making
    * Marcia-Anne Dobres / Archaeologies of technology
    * Robert Aunger / What's special about human technology?
    * Wanda J. Orlikowski / The sociomateriality of organisational life: considering technology in management research
    * Judy Wajcman / Feminist theories of technology

Technology and Economics 
    * J. Stan Metcalfe / Technology and economic theory
    * Giovanni Dosi and Marco Grazzi / On the nature of technologies: knowledge, procedures, artifacts and production inputs
    * Carlota Perez / Technological revolutions and techno-economic paradigms
    * Tony Smith / Technological change in Capitalism: some Marxian themes
    * Anne Mayhew / Clarence Ayres, technology, pragmatism and progress

    * Antonio C. David / Controls on capital inflows and the transmission of external shocks

Deleuze Studies, Vol. 3, No. suppl: December 2009‏

This issue is now available online from Edinburgh University Press at: http://www.euppublishing.com/toc/dls/3/suppl?ai=s3&ui=ue&af=T

Special Issue on Deleuze and Marx

Editor's Introduction: Capital, Crisis, Manifestos, and Finally Revolution / Dhruv Jain

• Deleuze, Marx and the Politicisation of Philosophy / Simon Choat
• The Marx of Anti-Oedipus / Aidan Tynan
• Marx as Ally: Deleuze outside Marxism, Adjacent Marx / Aldo Pardi
• The Fetish is Always Actual, Revolution is Always Virtual: From Noology to Noopolitics / Jason Read
• Minor Marxism: An Approach to a New Political Praxis / Eduardo Pellejero
• Politicising Deleuzian Thought, or, Minority's Position within Marxism / Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc

Review Essay
• After Utopia: Three Post-Personal Subjects Consider the Possibilities
• William E. Connolly (2008) Capitalism and Christianity, American Style, Durham and London: Duke University Press.
• Alexander Garcia Duttmann (2007) Philosophy of Exaggeration, trans. James Phillips, London: Continuum.
• Adrian Parr (2008) Deleuze and Memorial Culture: Desire, Singular Memory, and the Politics of Trauma, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. // Jeffrey Cain

Feminist Economics, Vol. 16, Issue 1: January 2010

Journal website: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=g918301609~db=all?jumptype=alert&alerttype=new_issue_alert,email

Editorial: Toward a More Inclusive Feminist Economics / Diana Strassmann

• The Impact of Circular Migration on the Position of Married Women in Rural China / Rachel Connelly; Kenneth Roberts; Zhenzhen Zheng
• Maybe Baby: Comparing Partnered Women's Employment and Child Policies in the EU-15 / Jérôme De Henau; Danièle Meulders; Síle O'Dorchai
• The Effect of Domestic Work on Girls' Schooling: Evidence from Egypt / Ragui Assaad; Deborah Levison; Nadia Zibani
• Technological and Organizational Change and the Employment of Women: Early Twentieth-Century Evidence from the Ohio Manufacturing Sector / Marina Adshade; Ian Keay

Book Reviews
• Market Friendly or Family Friendly? The State and Gender Inequality in Old Age, by Madonna Harrington Meyer and Pamela Herd / Strange Reciprocity: Mainstreaming Women's Work in Tepoztlán in the "Decade of the New Economy", by Sidney S. Perutz / Greta Friedemann-Sánchez
• Contemporary Motherhood: The Impact of Children on Adult Time, by Lyn Craig / Síle O'Dorchai
• Gender and the Politics of Time: Feminist Theory and Contemporary Debates, by Valerie Bryson / Judy Wajcman
• The Women's Movement Against Sexual Harassment, by Carrie N. Baker / Saranna R. Thornton

History of Economics Review, No. 50: Summer 2009

Journal Website: http://hetsa.fec.anu.edu.au/review/

Intellectual History and the History of Economic Thought: A Personal View / Donald Winch

• The Webbs, Public Administration and the LSE: The Origin of Public Governance and Institutional Economics in Britain / Taku Eriguchi
• Some Critical Perspectives on Böhm-Bawerk’s Capital and Interest, Volume I, A Critical History of Economic Theory, with Special Reference to his Treatment of Turgot, John Stuart Mill and Jevons / Peter Groenewegen
• Henry George and the Australian Economic Association: On Land Ownership and Land Taxation / John Pullen
• William H. Beveridge’s Unemployment: A Problem of Industry / J.E. King

• Geoff Cockfield, Ann Firth and John Laurent (eds) New Perspectives on Adam Smith’s ‘The Theory of Moral Sentiments’ / William Coleman
• Cosimo Perrotta Paura dei Beni da Esiodo a Adam Smith / Peter Groenewegen
• D.P. O’Brien (ed.) and John Creedy Taxation and the Promotion of Human Happiness. An Essay by George Wade Norman / Peter Groenewegen
• K. Puttaswamaiah (ed.) Milton Friedman: Nobel Monetary Economist / J.E. King
• Jörg Guido Hülsmann Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism / Troy P. Lynch
• Edgar J. Dosman The Life and Times of Raúl Prebisch, 1901–1986 / Carlos Mallorquin
• John S. Chipman (ed.) Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia: Special Issue – Articles by Pareto / Michael McLure
• F.A. Hayek The Pure Theory of Capital / Ian Steedman

Historical Materialism, Vol. 17, Issue. 4

Journal website: www.brill.nl/hima

• Elizabeth Esch and David Roediger / One Symptom of Originality: Race and the Management of Labour in the History of the United States
• Massimiliano Tomba / Historical Temporalities of Capital: An Anti-Historicist Perspective
• Karl Beitel / The Rate of Profit and the Problem of Stagnant Investment: A Structural Analysis of Barriers to Accumulation and the Spectre of Protracted Crisis
• Andrew Milner / Archaeologies of the Future: Jameson’s Utopia or Orwell’s Dystopia?

Review Articles
• Panagiotis Sotiris / on Warren Montag’s Louis Althusser, William S. Lewis’s Louis Althusser and the Traditions of French Marxism, and Gregory Elliott’s Althusser: The Detour of Theory
• Julian Mueller / on Poulantzas lesen. Zur Aktualität marxistischer Staatstheorie, edited by Lars Bretthauer, Alexander Gallas, John Kannankulam and Ingo Stuetzle
• Benjamin Noys / on Gregory Elliott’s Ends in Sight: Marx/Fukuyama/Hobsbawm/Anderson
• Ian Birchall / on Reiner Tosstorff’s Profintern: Die Rote Gewerkschaftsinternationale 1920–1937
• Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism, Wolfgang Fritz Haug. Immaterial Labour

International Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 38, No. 4: Winter 2009-10

    * Editor's Introduction/ Mario Seccareccia
    * Financing Development: Some Conceptual Issues / Fernando J. Cardim de Carvalho
    * An Alternative View of Finance, Saving, Deficits, and Liquidity / L. Randall Wray
    * Financing Development: Removing the External Constraint / Hassan Bougrine, Mario Seccareccia
    * Financial Constraints on Economic Growth in the Maghreb Countries: What Are the Solutions? / Mehdi Ben Guirat, Corinne Pastoret
    * Remittances: Political Economy and Developmental Implications / Ilene Grabel

International Review of Economics Education, Volume 8, Issue 2: November 2009

Special Issue: Pluralism in Economics Education
Articles are availabe at http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/iree/v8n2/
Editorial: Pluralism in Economics Education / Andy Denis

Commissioned Paper
• The Economists of Tomorrow: the Case for a Pluralist Subject Benchmark Statement for Economics / Alan Freeman

Contributed Papers
• History of Thought and Methodology in Pluralist Economics Education / Sheila Dow
• Rethinking The Pluralist Agenda In Economics Education / Robert F. Garnett, Jr.
• Pluralism and Economic Education: a Learning Theory Approach / Janice Peterson and KimMarie McGoldrick
• Performing Economics: A Critique of 'Teaching and Learning' / David Wilson and William Dixon

• "The Handbook of Pluralist Economics Education" / KimMarie McGoldrick
• "Teaching Pluralism in Economics" /Janice Peterson

Interface: a journal for and about social movements, Vol. 1, No. 2: November 2009

About Interface: Interface: a journal for and about social movements is a peer-reviewed journal of practitioner research produced by movement participants and engaged academics. Interface is globally organised in a series of different regional collectives, and is produced as a multilingual journal. The Interface website is based at the National University of Ireland Maynooth.

Articles are available at http://www.interfacejournal.net

• Ana Margarida Esteves, Sara Motta, Laurence Cox / Civil society versus social movements

Activist interview
• Richard Pithouse / To resist all degradations and divisions: an interview with S'bu Zikode

• Nora McKeon / Who speaks for peasants? Civil society, social movements and the global governance of food and agriculture
• Michael Punch / Contested urban environments: perspectives on the place and meaning of community action in central Dublin, Ireland
• Beppe de Sario / "Lo sai che non si esce vivi dagli anni ottanta?" Esperienze attiviste tra movimento e associazionismo di base nell'Italia post-77 ("You do realise that nobody will get out of the eighties alive?" Activist experiences between social movement and grassroots voluntary work in Italy after 1977)
• Marco Prado, Federico Machado, Andrea Carmona / A luta pela formalização e tradução da igualdade nas fronteiras indefinidas do estado contemporâneo: radicalização e / ou neutralização do conflito democrático? (The struggle to formalise and translate equality within the undefined boundaries of the contemporary state: radicalization or neutralization of democratic conflict?)
• Grzegorz Piotrowski / Civil and / or "uncivil" society? The development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe in the context of political transformation during the post-socialist period
• Jenny Gunnarsson Payne / Feminist media as alternative media: a literature review
• Piotr Konieczny / Wikipedia: community or social movement?

Action / teaching / research notes
• Giles Ji Ungpakorn / Why have most Thai NGOs chosen to side with the conservative royalists, against democracy and against the poor? [action note]
• Carlos Figueiredo / O engajamento da sociedade civil angolana na discussão da constituição ("The involvement of Angolan civil society in debating the new constitution".) [action note]
• Christof Mackinger / AETA, 278a und Verschwörung zur... Organisationsparagraphen zur Zerschlagung tierbefreierischen Aktivismus PDF (GER) ("AETA, paragraph 278 and conspiracy to… Conspiracy laws and the repression of animal liberation activism") [action note] PDF (ENG)
• Anja Eickelberg / "Coalitioning" for quality education in Brazil: diversity as virtue? [teaching note]

Key documents
• Peter Waterman / Needed: a global labour charter movement
• Michael Neocosmos / Civil society, citizenship and the politics of the (im)possible: rethinking militancy in Africa today

• Theresa O'Keefe / review of Incite! Women of color against violence, The revolution will not be funded: beyond the nonprofit industrial complex.
• Maite Tapia / review of Heidi Swarts, Organizing urban America: secular and faith-based progressive movements.
• David Eugster / Demontage der Subversion: zur politischen Wirkung ästhetischer Techniken im 20. Jahrhundert. Rezension zu: Anna Schober, Ironie, Montage und Verfremdung. Ästhetischen Taktiken und die politische Gestalt der Demokratie ("The deconstruction of subversion: the political effect of aesthetic techniques in the 20th century. Review of Anna Schober, Irony, montage and alienation: aesthetic tactics and the political shape of democracy.")
• Roger Yates / review of GL Francione, Animals as persons: essays on the abolition of animal exploitation.

International Socialism, Issue 125: Winter 2009

Journal website: http://www.isj.org.uk/  

• Shifting sands of the crisis

Snapshots of struggle
• Ireland: From shock therapy to resistance / Kieran Allen
• France: from economic to political struggles / Denis Godard
• Opposition and opportunity in Germany / Stefan Bornost
• Greece: the eye of the storm? / Panos Garganas
• Sketches of Spain / Mike Eaude
• From a bang to a whimper: Obama’s first year / Megan Trudell
• Honduras is not just another banana republic / Mike Gonzalez
Chris Harman 1942—2009
• Chris Harman: a life in the struggle / Ian Birchall
• The emperor has no clothes / Chris Harman
• Another side of Chris Harman / Joseph Choonara
• Not all Marxism is dogmatism: a reply to Michel Husson / Chris Harman
• Zombie Capitalism and the origin of crises / Guglielmo Carchedi
• A whiff of tear gas / Andy Durgan

Marxism and anarchism / Paul Blackledge
The sex work debate / Jane Pritchard
Jewish intellectuals and Palestinian liberation / John Rose
Struggle, continuity and contradiction in Bolivia / Jeffery R Webber

Book reviews
• The public enemy / Mike Wayne
• Matches made in hell / Andrew Stone
• Barcelona at the barricades / Andy Durgan
• Reclaiming radicalism / Barry Pavier
• Healing the rift / Martin Empson
• The relevance of revolution / Jonathan Maunder
• A hidden history / Colin Wilson
• Time is lifting the fog / Mark Bergfeld
• Class struggle in China / Charlie Hore  

Journal of Economics Issues, Vol. 43, No. 4: December 2009

• Assessing the Legitimacy of Stem Cell Research: An Instrumental Valuation Principle Approach / Quentin Duroy
• It's the Prices, Stupid: The Underlying Problems of the U.S. Social Security System / Yavuz Yasar
• "Why is Economics not an Evolutionary Science?" New Answers to Veblen's Old Question / Leonhard Dobusch and Jakob Kapeller
• The Other J.M.: John Maurice Clark and the Keynesian Revolution / Luca Fiorito and Matías Vernengo
• Mapping the Third Sector in John R. Commons' Typology of Transactions / Vladislav Valentinov
• Currency Market Participants' Mental Model and the Collapse of the Dollar: 2001-2008 / John T. Harvey
• Between Rules and Power: Money as an Institution Sanctioned by Political Authority / Georgios Papadopoulos
• Spillover Effects of U.S. Business Cycles on Latin America and the Caribbean / Magda Kandil
• Economic Growth and Institutional Quality: Global and Income-Level Analyses / Gema Fabro and José Aixalá

• Institutional Policy-Making in (In)Action: The Case of Pharmacy Ownership in North Dakota / Dan Friesner

• In Defense of System Dynamics: A Response to Professor Hayden / Michael J. Radzicki and Linwood Tauheed
• Rejoinder to Response by Michael J. Radzicki and Linwood Tauheed / F. Gregory Hayden

• Philip Augar: The Greed Merchants: How the Investment Banks Played the Free Market Game / Sandy Brian Hager
• Robin Broad and John Cavanaugh: Development Redefined: How the Market Met Its Match / Winston H. Griffith
• William M. Dugger and James T. Peach: Economic Abundance: An Introduction / Glen Atkinson
• William Easterly (ed.): Reinventing Foreign Aid / Joshua C. Hall
• John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff: The Great Financial Crises: Causes and Consequences / Hans G. Despain
• Daniel Friedman: Morals and Markets: An Evolutionary Account of the Modern World / Roger Ashby
• Sanjeev Goyal: Connections. An Introduction to the Economics of Networks / Roberto Scazzieri
• Jonas Kornai, Laszlo Matyas and Gerard Roland (eds.): Corruption, Development and Institutional Design
• Benhua Yang
• Johann Graf Lambsdorff: The Institutional Economics of Corruption and Reform: Theory, Evidence and Policy / Grant Walton
• Bjorn Lomborg (ed.): Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems: Costs and Benefits / Roger Fouquet
• David F. Ruccio (ed.): Economic Representations: Academic and Everyday / Altug Yalcintas
• George Selgin: Good Money: Birmingham Button Makers, The Royal Mint, and The Beginnings of Modern Coinage, 1775-1821; Private Enterprise and Popular Coinage / L. Randall Wray
• Vernon L. Smith: Rationality in Economics. Constructivist and Ecological Forms / Roberto Scazzieri

Journal of Economic Methodology, Vol. 16, Issue 4

Journal website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/1350178x.asp

• Novelty and the bounds of unknowledge in economics / Ulrich Witt /
• The economic concept of evolution: self-organization or Universal Darwinism? / Sylvie Geisendorf

• Statistical vs. economic significance in economics and econometrics: further comments on McCloskey and Ziliak / Tom Engsted
• Intentions in invisible-hand accounts / Aki Lehtinen

Book Reviews
• When is a model like a thermometer? / Kevin D. Hoover
• Rational economic man revisited / Robert Sugden
• Revitalizing causality: realism about causality in philosophy and social science/ C. Tyler DesRoches
• The cult of statistical significance: how the standard error costs us jobs, justice, and lives / Chee Kian Leong

Journal of Innovation Economics, No. 4

Articles are available at http://www.cairn.info/revue-journal-of-innovation-economics-2009-2.htm

Networks, Innovation and Clusters

• Abdelillah Hamdouch / Networking, clustering and innovation dynamics in the global economy: general presentation
• Isabel Salavisa, et al. / Entrepreneurship and social networks in IT sectors: the case of the software industry in Portugal
• Marianne Van Der Steen et John Groenewegen / Policy entrepreneurship: empirical inquiry into policy agents and institutional structures
• Yvon Pesqueux / Network, stakeholder theory and deliberative democracy
• Francis Munier et Francis Kern / Knowledge creation in networks: a comparison between firm-network and network of firms
• Abdelillah Hamdouch et Feng He / R&D offshoring and clustering dynamics in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology: key features and insights from the Chinese case
• Andrea Schiffauerova et Catherine Beaudry /Canadian nanotechnology innovation networks: intra-cluster, inter-cluster and foreign collaboration
• Anne Plunket / Firms' inventiveness and localized vertical R&D spillovers
• Douglas Lippoldt / Innovation and IPR protection in the digital era: the case of high income countries. 1990 - 2005

Journal of Institutional Economics, Vol.5, No.3

Journal website: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=JOI

• Economic growth related to mutually interdependent institutions and technology / RICHARD G. LIPSEY
• The taming of institutions in economics: the rise and methodology of the ‘ new new institutionalism’ / PETER SPIEGLER and WILLIAM MILBERG
• The motives for cooperation in work organizations / HELENA LOPES, ANA C. SANTOS and NUNO TELES
• Interests versus culture in the theory of institutional change? / JOACHIM ZWEYNERT

Review Articles:
• Ontology and the foundations of evolutionary economic theory: on Dopfer and Potts' General Theory of Economic Evolution / JOCHEN RUNDE

• Thorstein Veblen (1857–1929): ‘The Limitations of Marginal Utility’ (1909) / GEOFFREY M. HODGSON

Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 31, Issue 4: December 2009

A Symposium on The Nature and Significance of Economic Science by Lionel Robbins

• Foreword / Mark Blaug
• Economics And Political Economy In Lionel Robbins's Writings / Fabio Masini
• What Was “It” That Robbins Was Defining? / David Colander
• On The Role Of Values In Economic Science: Robbins And His Critics / Andrea Scarantino
• Robbins And Welfare Economics: A Reappraisal / Roger E. Backhouse
• Robbins's Essay And The Axiomatization Of Economics / Roger E. Backhouse And Steven G. Medema
• Disciplining Boundaries: Lionel Robbins, Max Weber, And The Borderlands Of Economics, History, And Psychology / Harro Maas

Research Articles
• Who Was Most World-Famous – Cassel Or Keynes? The Economist As Yardstick / Benny Carlson
• Schumpeter Vs. Keynes: “In The Long Run Not All Of Us Are Dead” / Arthur M. Diamond
• History By The Numbers: A Comment On Carlson And Diamond / Steven G. Medema

Book Reviews
• George Steinmetz, ed., The Politics of Method in the Human Sciences: Positivism and Its Epistemological Others (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2005), pp. ix, 620, $25.95 (paperback). ISBN 0-8223-3518-2. / Bruce Caldwell
• Erik Angner, Hayek and Natural Law (London and New York: Routledge, 2007), pp. xvi, 140, $65.00. ISBN 978-0-415-39715-5. / Bruce Caldwell
• Elisabeth Nemeth, Stefan W. Schmitz, and Thomas E. Uebel, eds., Otto Neurath's Economics in Context (Dordrecht: Springer, 2007), pp. x, 234, $169.00. ISBN 978-1-4020-6904-8. /Bruce Caldwell

Marxism 21, Vol. 16: December 2009

Marxism 21 a quarterly bilingual (English and Korean) refereed academic journal published by Institute for Social Sciences of Gyeonsang National University, Jinju, South Korea.

Journal Website: http://nongae.gsnu.ac.kr/~issmarx

• Economic Localist Alternative to Neo-liberal Globalization / Chang-Keun Kim
• A Critique of Social Movement Unionism / Dae-Oup Chang
• A Study on the Globalization of Capital and the International Framework Agreement / Seung-Hyeob Lee
• A Critique on the Antonio Negri’s Project of the Multitude / Gwan-Mo Seo
• What is the Materialist Conception of Politics? : Toward a Politics of the Outside / Jinkyung Yi
• Marx and Keynes’s Theory of Money and Financial Crisis / Choon-Kweon Koo
• Some Myths on the Dacha : Meaning of Economy and Rest in Contemporary Russia / Youngho Nam
• Ssangyong Motor’s Strike in Korea Ends in Defeat and Heavy Repression / Loren Goldner
• Conception of Caste in Marx : A Reconstruction / B. R. Bapuji

Metroeconomica, Vol. 60, Issue 4: November 2009

Journal website: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118503116/home


Metroeconomica, Vol. 61 Issue 1: February 2010

Special Issue: Special issue on "Institutional and Social Dynamics of Growth and Distribution"

• INTRODUCTION /Neri Salvadori
• TRANSITIONING OUT OF POVERTY /David Brasington, Mika Kato, Willi Semmler

Oikos, Vol. 8, No. 2

A OIKOS é uma revista semestral sobre desenvolvimento econômico e social; economia política internacional; e integração latino-americana.
Articles are available at the Journal website: http://www.revistaoikos.org/seer/index.php/oikos/index
Editorial e Agradecimentos / Márcio Gimene de Oliveira

Artigos e Ensaios
• Venezuela: rupturas e macrocenários /Reinaldo Gonçalves
• Democracia e bem-estar social segundo a militância liberal-democrata: o Relatório Gaither e a agenda de política internacional da Fundação Ford /Wanderson da Silva Chaves
• Celso Furtado e a cultura da dependência /Bruno Borja
• Desenvolvimento nacional, estrutura e superestrutura na obra de Caio Prado Júnior /Marco Antonio Martins da Rocha
• O novo regionalismo e o papel dos serviços no desenvolvimento: transformações das hierarquias econômicas regionais /Anita Kon

Resgate de Pensadores
• A hipótese da instabilidade financeira / Hyman P. Minsky

• O mundo como ele é / José Luís Fiori
• Carro elétrico, a revolução geopolítica e econômica do século XXI e o desenvolvimento do Brasil / Gustavo Antônio Galvão dos Santos, Bruno Galvão dos Santos, Rodrigo Loureiro Medeiros, Roberto Pereira d’Araújo

• HAGGER, Nicholas. A corporação: a história secreta do século XX e o início do governo mundial do futuro./ Márcio Gimene de Oliveira

• Artes de Felipe Varanda e Estevão Robalo / Márcio Gimene de Oliveira

Prokla: September 2009

Prokla (Probleme des Klassenkampfes/problems of class struggle), one of the leading and long standing unorthodox Marxist journals in Germany, is now available from the internet. The older issues from 1971 to 2006 are even freely accessible. Of course Prokla as all left journals is dependent on subscriptions. Check out www.prokla.de 

Review of Political Economy, Vol. 22, Issue 1: January 2010

Journal website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09538259.asp

Original Articles
• One Small Step for Man: Paul Krugman, the 2008 Nobel Laureate in Economics / Bruce Elmslie
• Pricing Behaviour and the Cost-Push Channel of Monetary Policy / Authors: Gilberto Tadeu Lima; Mark Setterfield
• The Relative Permanent Income Theory of Consumption: A Synthetic Keynes-Duesenberry-Friedman Model / Thomas I. Palley
• Starvation and Social Class: Amartya Sen on Markets and Famines / Mark S. Peacock
• Auguste Ott on Commercial Crises and Distributive Justice: An Early Input-Output Scheme / Daniele Besomi; Giorgio Colacchio
• Transformational Growth in the 1990s: Government, Finance and High-tech / Davide Gualerzi; Edward J. Nell
• Cycles and Growth: A Source of Demand-Driven Endogenous Growth / Pierangelo Garegnani; Attilio Trezzini
• Pecuniary External Economies, Economies of Scale and Increasing Returns: A Note of Dissent / Roy H. Grieve
• Reply to Roy H. Grieve on Increasing Returns / Ramesh Chandra; Roger J. Sandilands

Review Essay
The Fault Line between Keynes and the Cambridge Keynesians: A Review Essay / M. G. Hayes

Book Reviews
• A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States / J. E. King
• Reinventing Functional Finance: Transformational Growth and Full Employment / Christopher J. Niggle
• Rethinking Pension Reform/What You Need to Know about the Economics of Growing Old (But Were Afraid to Ask): A Provocative Reference Guide to the Economics of Aging / Robert Whaples
• In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State / Karl Widerquist
• The Cambridge Companion to Hayek / Guinevere Liberty Nell
• The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences / Matt Vidal

Review of Social Economy, Vol. 67 Issue 4: December 2009

Journal website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/routledge/00346764.html

• The Capabilities Conception of the Individual / John B. Davis
• Socialism, Liberalism and Inequality: The Colonial Economics of the Saint-Simonians in 19th-Century Algeria / Abdallah Zouache
• The Relationship between Behavioral and Attitudinal Trust: A Cross-cultural Study / Ali M. Ahmed; Osvaldo Salas
• Economic Well-being and British Regions: The Problem with GDP Per Capita / David Harvie; Gary Slater; Bruce Philp; Dan Wheatley

Book Reviews
• On Capitalism / Roderick J. Macdonald
• Human Goods, Economic Evils: A Moral Approach to the Dismal Science / Roderick J. Macdonald
• Complexity and the Economy: Implications for Economic Policy / Kyu Sang Lee
• Moral Capitalism and the Essential Economy / Tarek H. Selim
• Mindful Economics: How the US Economy Works, Why it Matters, and How it Could be Different / Bronwen Rees
• Complexity and Co-Evolution: Continuity and Change in Socio-Economic Systems / Stefano Solari
• Welfare, Right, and the State-A Framework for Thinking / Rajinder Chaudhary

Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 41, No. 4: December 2009

Journal website: http://rrp.sagepub.com/content/vol41/issue4/?etoc

• Introduction: The Political Economy of Financialization / Jonathan P. Goldstein
• Financialization and Marx: Giving Labor and Capital a Financial Makeover / Dick Bryan, Randy Martin, and Mike Rafferty
• From the Gold Standard to the Floating Dollar Standard: An Appraisal in the Light of Marx's Theory of Money / Ramaa Vasudevan
• Post-Keynesian Theories of the Firm under Financialization / Thomas Dallery
• Islamic Alternatives to Purely Capitalist Modes of Finance: A Study of Malaysian Banks from 1999 to 2006 / Tamer ElGindi, Mona Said, and John William Salevurakis
• Financialization and Changes in the Social Relations along Commodity Chains: The Case of Coffee / Susan A. Newman

Book Review Essay:
• Heterodox Crisis Theory and the Current Global Financial Crisis: The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash Charles R. Morris; New York: Public Affairs, 2008, 194 pp.,$22.95 (hardback).;
• The Credit Crunch: Housing Bubbles, Globalisation, and the Worldwide Economic Crisis Graham Turner; London and Ann Arbor, MI: Pluto Press, 2008, 232pp., $27.95 (paperback).;
• The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What it Means George Soros; New York: Public Affairs, 2008, 162 pp.,$22.95 (hardback).
• Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American
• Capitalism Kevin Phillips; New York: Penguin Group, 2008, 239 pp., $25.95 (hardback) // Jonathan P. Goldstein
• Poverty & Inequality: An End to Poverty? A Historical Debate Gareth StedmanJones, New York: Columbia University Press, 2005, 288 pp., $29.50 (hardcover).
• Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America and its Poisonous Consequences James Lardner and David A. Smith, eds., New York: The New Press, 2006, 328 pp., $16.95 (paperback).
• The Politics of Inequality: A Political History of the Idea of Economic Inequality in America Michael J. Thompson, New York: Columbia University Press, 2007, 264 pp., $32.50 (hardcover) // Stephen Pimpare
Book Review:
• Poverty, Work, and Freedom: Political Economy and the Moral Order David P. Levine and S. Abu Turab Rizvi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 159 pp + bibliography and index. ISBN-13978-0-521-84826-8 (hardback), ISBN-10 0-521-84826-1; $65 (US) or {pound}40, hardback. (hardback) / Matt Davies
• New Departures in Marxian Theory Stephen A. Resnick & Richard D. Wolff; Routledge, 2006, 418 pp. / Ian J. Seda-Irizarry
• Multinationals on Trial: Foreign Investment Matters James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer (2007), Aldershot Hampshire, UK: Ashgate, pp159; Price $89.95 / Dennis C. Canterbury
• International Migration: Prospects and Policies in a Global Market Douglas S. Massey and J. Edward Taylor, editors (Oxford University Press, 2004) / Worlds in Motion: Understanding International Migration at the End of the Millennium Douglas S, Massey, Joaquin Arango, Graeme Hugo, Ali Kouaouchi, Adela Pellegrino and J. Edward Taylor (Oxford University Press, 1998) / Marcos T. Aguila
• Ex Mex: From Migrants to Immigrants By Jorge G. Castaneda. New York: The New Press, 2007. 222 pp. $25.95 hardback / Mary C. King
• Communities Without Borders: Images and Voices from the World of Migration David Bacon (Forwards by Carlos Munoz Jr. and Douglas Harper), Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press 2006 235pp $29.95. ISBN13 978 0 8014 7307 4 / Richard Leitch
• Rethinking Municipal Privatization By Oliver D. Cooke New York: Routledge, 2008. Hardcover ISBN 10: 0-415-96209-9 / Tom Angotti
• Solidarity Economy: Building Alternatives for People and Planet Jenna Allard, Carl Davidson, and Julie Matthaei (eds) Chicago, ChangeMaker Publications, 2008; 427 pages, 978-0-6151-9489-91 by Len Krimerman, GEO Newsletter and Director, Creative Community Building Program, University of Connecticut / Len Krimerman
• Doubt is Their Product: How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health David Michaels, New York, Oxford University Press, 2008, pp372, ISBN 978-0-19-530067-3 / Joan Greenbaum
• Labor-Environmental Coalitions: Lessons from a Louisiana Petrochemical Region By Thomas Estabrook. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing. 2007 / J. Timmons Roberts
• Fair Trade: The Challenges of Transforming Globalization Edited by Laura T. Raynolds, Douglas L. Murray, and John Wilkinson. London and New York: Routledge, 2007. 240 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-77203-7. $29.95 / Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival Daniel Jaffee. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2007. 331 pp. ISBN: 978-0-520-24959-2. $22.95 / Noah H. Enelow

Review of Social & Economic Studies, Vol. 33: November 2009

The Review of Social & Economic Studies is published by Korea Social and Economic Studies Association.
The Association and Journal Website: http://ksesa.org  

• When Does Globalization Benefit Us?: Globalization, Social Cohesion and Economic Growth / Suh, Hanseok
• A Proposal for the Marxian Macrodynamic Theoryof Bubble and Financial Instability / Lee, Sangheon
• Securitization in the U.S. Mortgage Market and Its Effect on the Housing Price Bubble / Kim, Myoungrok
• Political Economy of Financial Stability Since the Global Economic Crisis / Chang, Sibok
Book Review
• The Korean Economy and the Challenge of Marxian Economics / Jeong, Seongjin

Review of Social & Economic Studies, Vol. 32: May 2009

• A Reconstruction of Harrod’s Dynamic Instability / Lee, Sangheon
• ‘Price Reversal’ Revisited: Debate or Much Ado for Nothing? / Park, Man Seop
• Why Did the Swedish Third Way Policy Fail?: Focusing on the Policy Discords of the Third Way Policy / Shin, Jeongwan
• Normative Analysis in Behavioral Economics and Rationality / Hong, Hoon•Lee, Kyu Sang
• Social Preferences and Institutions: A Literature Review / Choi, Jung-Kyoo
• On the Theoretical (In)consistency between Marx’s Labor Theory of Value and His Subsistence Theory of the Value of Labor-power / Lee, Chai-On
• Market Fundamentalism and the Real Estate Policies of the Lee Myung-bak Administration / Jun, Gang-Soo
• Dynamics of Capital Accumulation and Labor Market in Korea, 1970-2008 / Ahn, Jung Hwa
• Value and Price of Digital Information Commodity: Is ‘Value per Version’ Feasible? / Kang, Sungyoon
• How to Contribute to the Electricity Industry in Korea: A New Energy Policy in the Age of Weakening Neo-Liberalism / Ahn, Hyeon-Hyo
• The U. S. Financial Crisis and Neoliberal Economic Order / Cho, Bokhyun
Book Review
• Understanding Capitalism / Rieu, Dong

Revista de Economía Institucional, No. 21

Articles are available at http://www.economiainstitucional.com/eng/current/index1.htm

• Rules without Enforcement are but Words on Paper /Elinor Ostrom
• Lessons from the Great Depression for Economic Recovery in 2009 /Christina D. Romer
• The Economic Man and Rationality in Adam Smith /Vanesa Valeria D'Elia
• A New Institutional Economics Perspective on Corruption and Anti-corruption /Frédéric Boehm and Johann Graf Lambsdorff
• The Concept of Incentive in Management. Literature Review /Yuri Gorbaneff, Sergio Torres y José Fernando Cardona
• Rural Elites' Veto of Land Reform in Colombia /Mauricio Uribe López
The Colombian Economic Slowdown: You Reap What You Sow /Carlos Humberto Ortiz
• Duration of Unemployment and Search Methods in Colombia /Carlos Augusto Viáfara L. y José Ignacio Uribe G.
From The Radicalism to The Regeneration. The Monetary Issue (1880-1903) \Juan Santiago Correa R.
• Balance of Payments, Stability and Growth in México 1979-2005 \Yanod Márquez Aldana
• The Competitiveness of Portuguese Towns. The Case of District Capital Towns \Paulo Reis Mourão y Júlio Miguel Coelho Barbosa

• Increasing Returns and Economic Progress \Allyn A. Young

Notes and Discussions
• Letter to the Queen /Foro de la Academia Británica
• The Chastity of Women in the Economic Activities / Azam Khodashenas Nikoo y Abdoullah Namdar

• Individuals, Society and Firms into the Institutional and Evolutionary Economics /Jairo J. Parada
• Global Poverty, a Global Justice Issue /Leonardo García Jaramillo

Revue de la régulation n°6: 2e semestre 2009

"Institutions, régulation et développement"

Nous avons le plaisir de vous informer de la parution du numéro 6 de la Revue de la régulation. Capitalisme, institutions, pouvoir consacré au dossier Institutions, régulation et développement.
Ce numéro est consultable librement à l'adresse suivante : http://regulation.revues.org/

Au sommaire de ce numéro :

- Introduction
- Dossier : Institutions, régulation et développement
• Véronique Dutraive / Economic Development and Institutions: Anatomy of the New New Institutional Economics’ research program
• Isabelle Hillenkamp / L’approche latino-américaine de l’économie populaire, les inégalités et la pauvreté
• Muriel Périsse / Chine : une transition salariale à hauts risques

- Opinions - débats : Institutions, régulation et développement
• Noureddine El Aoufi / Théorie de la régulation : la perspective oubliée du développement
• Stéphane Boisson / Interview de Rafael Correa, Réalisée à Quito, le 16 octobre 2008

- Varia
• Ana Rosa Ribeiro de Mendonça et Simone Deos / Crises in the financial regulation of finance-led capitalism: a Minskyan analysis
• Bernard Billaudot / Les institutions dans la théorie de la régulation : une actualisation: The institutions in the theory of regulation: an updating

- Notes de lecture
• Elsa Lafaye de Micheaux / Cyrille Ferraton, « Les valeurs guident et accompagnent notre recherche ». L’institutionnalisme de Myrdal, ENS éditions, Lyon, 2009, 85 p. Un institutionnalisme ouvert et généreux
• Laurent Cordonnier / El Mouhoub Mouhoud et Dominique Plihon, Le savoir et la finance. Liaisons dangereuses au cœur du capitalisme contemporain, Paris, La Découverte, 2009.
• Ramine Motamed-Nejad / Eveline Baumann, Laurent Bazin, Pepita Ould-Ahmed, Pascale Phélinas, Monique Sélim, Richard Sobel (Dir.), L’argent des anthropologues, la monnaie des économistes, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2008. Les sciences sociales au défi de l’argent : les enjeux d’un ouvrage récent

- Présentations de thèses
• Nicolas Castel, Poursuite du salaire ou revenu différé ? La réforme des retraites en France (1987-2005)
• Gaëlle Courtaux-Kotbi, Transformation postsocialiste des industries automobiles est-allemandes et tchèques : une application de la théorie des modèles productifs

Upping the Anti #9

Dear Friends and Comrades,

We are pleased to announce that the ninth issue of Upping the Anti, a journal of theory and action, is can now be ordered online < http://uppingtheanti.org/subscribe/  > or purchased at these fine booksellers < http://www.uppingtheanti.org/journal/bookstores/ >.


Letters to the Editors
• Within, Against, and Beyond Myth and Hegemony / Gary Kinsman
• A Reply to Kinsman / UTA Editorial Committee
• AIDS Activism / Suzy Subways and Pascal Emmer
• Transcending our Excesses / Troy Cochrane
• Beyond the next Demo / Patrick Lincoln
• Making Modest Demands /Reid Rothschild

• Seeing the Change We Want to Be / UTA Editorial Committee

• Resisting Easy Answers: Intersectional Politics and Multi Issue Organizing / Kelly Fritsch
• Think Before You Act: An Interview with Sherene Razack / Sharmeen Khan and Natalie Kouri-Towe

• Shalom-Salaam?: Campus Israel advocacy and the politics of “dialogue” /Ben Saifer
• "Where is John Wayne when you need him?": Anti-Native Organizing and the “Caledonia Crisis”/ Kate Milley
• We are the Student Movement?: Remembering the Rise and Fall of the Canadian Union of Students, 1965-1969 / Chris Hurl and Kevin Walby

• Out of the Shadows: Ten Year Reflections on Seattle / Kelly Fritsch
• Going for Gold on Stolen Land: A Roundtable on Anti-Olympic Organizing / Maryann Abbs, Caelie Frampton, and Jessica Peart

Book Reviews
• Fanning the Flames, Michael Schmidt and Lucien van der Walt / Sean Benjamin
• Polemics for the People?, J. Smith and André Moncourt (editors) / Jeff Shantz

Levy News

New publications are available at the Levy website: http://www.levy.org/pubs/LevyNews/2009/December/23.html 

Strategic Analysis
- Sustaining Recovery: Medium-term Prospects and Policies for the U.S. Economy / Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, Greg Hannsgen, and Gennaro Zezza

Policy Note 2009 / 11
- Observations on the Problem of “Too Big to Fail/Save/Resolve” / Jan Kregel

Working Paper No. 583, November 2009
- The Euro and Its Guardian of Stability: The Fiction and Reality of the 10th Anniversary Blast / Jörg Bibow
Winter 2010 Summary, Vol. 19, No. 1

nef e-letter, December 2009
Other worlds are possible
Creating an ecology of finance
Why the UK needs a fair-lending law
Our economy needs green spending, not spending cuts

Visit nef web site for new publications: http://www.neweconomics.org/publications 


In This Issue:

+ Dubai World sends shockwaves but Middle East still set to grow?
+ Are we facing global inflation or deflation?
+ The rise of the renminbi
+ A Tobin tax on financial transactions?

See the December Bulletin here: http://www.volterra.co.uk/custompage/einsight-1209.php#Section1

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

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Also, as we get closer to the 2010 Winter Olympics, many people have questions about how the games will affect not only British Columbia, but Canada as a whole. The CCPA has been publishing studies and commentary about the 2010 Olympics since 2003. We've compiled a list of our Olympics-related publications to help Canadians learn more about the economic and social impact of the upcoming Winter Games.

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Heterodox Books and Book Series


by Geoffrey Harcourt and Prue Kerr

From Palgrave Macmillan. Pub date: Oct 2009, 272 pages,  $100.00. Hardcover (1-4039-9640-7)
Publisher website: http://www.palgrave-usa.com/catalog/product.aspx?isbn=1403996407

Joan Robinson is widely considered to be amongst the greatest economists of the 20th Century. This book provides a comprehensive study of her life and work, examining her role in the making of The General Theory, her critical interest in Marxian eocnomics, her contributions to Labour Party policy and her writings on development, especially China.

Table of contents
    * Preface
    * Acknowledgements
    * Figures
    * Introduction
    * The Economics of Imperfect Competition
    * Joan Robinson and her circle in the run up to, and the aftermath of The General Theory
    * Marx in Joan Robinsons Argument
    * Joan Robinson and socialist planning in the years of high theory
    * The Making of The Accumulation of Capital
    * The Choice of Technique in the Economy as a Whole and the Cambridge Debates in the Theory of Capital:Joan Robinsons Role.
    * After The Accumulation of Capital: Defence and Development
    * Joan Robinsons Contributions to Development Economics as Political Economy
    * An Introduction to Modern Economics: a Light that Failed?
    * A Concerned Intellectuals Task: Joan Robinsons Three Popular Books
    * Conclusion: Joan Robinsons Legacy
    * References

Human Resource Economics and Public Policy

Essays in Honor of Vernon M. Briggs Jr.

Charles J. Whalen, Utica College and Cornell University, Editor

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. November 2009. 305 pp. $40 cloth 978-0-88099-361-6 / $20 paper 978-88099-359-3.
Publisher website: http://www.upjohninstitute.org/publications/titles/hrepp.html

This new book from the W.E. Upjohn Institute, Human Resource Economics and Public Policy: Essays in Honor of Vernon Briggs Jr., Charles J. Whalen, editor, pays tribute to Briggs and his enduring mark on the study of human resources. The chapters, by his students and colleagues, explore and extend Briggss work on employment, education and training, immigration, and local labor markets. His unwavering emphasis on institutional reality, public policy, and economic dynamics animates the entire collection.

Students and scholars of economics, public policy, and workforce development will find this volume of particular interest, as will a wider audience of policymakers and citizens interested in the national economic well-being. In fact, the need for societal attention to human resources may never have been greater than it is at present.

Included are
    * Introduction, Charles J. Whalen
    * Vernon Briggs: Real-World Labor Economist, William P. Curington
    * The Human Resource Economics of Vernon Briggs, Charles J. Whalen
    * Immigration and the U.S. Labor Market, Philip L. Martin
    * Assessing the Briggs Approach to Political Refugee Policy, Larry Nackerud
    * Training and Immigration in the Real World, Ernesto Corts Jr.
    * Immigration Policy and Economic Development, James T. Peach
    * Employment and Wage Prospects of Black, White, and Hispanic Women, Marta Tienda, V. Joseph Hotz, Avner Ahituv, and Michelle Bellessa Frost
    * The Misdirected Debate over the Economics of Disabilities Accommodation, Seth D. Harris
    * Learning Systems for a Globalized Economy: Do Americans Face Tough Choices or Tough Times? Ray Marshall
    * Sectoral Approaches to Workforce Development: Toward an Effective U.S. Labor-Market Policy, Robert W. Glover and Christopher T. King
    * Appendix A: Vernon M. Briggs Jr. Bibliography

Institutional Analysis and Praxis: The Social Fabric Matrix Approach

Edited by Tara Natarajan, Wolfram Elsner, Scott Fullwiler, Springer Science 2009.

About this book: The Social Fabric Matrix Approach (SFM-A) is a rigorous and holistic methodology for undertaking policy-relevant, complex systems research. This book contains both extensive applications of the SFM-A to contemporary issues and chapters that embed applied research in relevant theoretical, philosophical, and methodological frameworks. It offers a balance of applications through case studies across regions and topics that span areas of finance, development, education, and environment, to name a few. This book creates new ways of using the SFM and forges previously unexplored connections between institutional economics and other areas of study such as financial markets, micro credit, political economy and sustainable development, thus contextually refining the SFM-A. This book complements F. Gregory Hayden’s Policymaking for a Good Society: The Social Fabric Matrix Approach to Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation.

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Path Dependency and Macroeconomics

Edited by Philip Arestis and Malcolm Sawyer

280 pages, hardback, £65.00, ISBN: 9780230236004. 09 Oct 2009. Palgrave Macmillan

The International Papers in Political Economy (IPPE) series explores the latest developments in political economy. This fifth volume focuses on the theme of path dependency and macroeconomics in terms of both theory and applications. The volume deals with the meaning of the concept of path dependency, and examines how path dependency is linked with notions of fundamental uncertainty, non-ergodicity and hysteresis, which have been highlighted in the generation of path dependency. The implications of the notion of path dependency for macro-economic analysis are discussed in terms of the interrelationship between aggregate demand and supply potential and the availability of future resources.

This book offers detailed analysis and informed comment on the real economic issues involved in path dependency and macroeconomics. It is essential reading for all postgraduates and scholars looking for expert discussion and debate of the issues surrounding path dependency in economics.

Path Dependence and Demand-Supply Interactions in Macroeconomic / Analysis; P. Arestis & M. Sawyer
Path Dependency, Hysteresis and Macrodynamics / M. Setterfield
Involuntary Unemployment in a Path Dependent System: The Case of Strong Hysteresis / D. Lang
Path Dependence, Equilibrium, and Economic Growth / A. Dutt
Money Wage Rigidity, Monopoly Power and Hysteresis / A. Palacia-Vera
The Rise and Fall of Spanish Unemployment: A Chain Reaction Theory Perspective / M. Karanassou & H. Sala

Publisher website: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=373666 

The New Behavioral Economics

Edited by Elias L. Khalil, Associate Professor, Monash University, Australia.

This three-volume set contains over seventy valuable references written by economists, psychologists and social scientists that examine the field of new behavioural economics. The articles demonstrate how new behavioural economics and decision sciences deal with different issues with almost the same response – to include a new taste in utility function. In his original introduction Professor Khalil investigates the strengths and weaknesses of the literature and provides an essential insight into this field of study.
72 articles, dating from 1956 to 2008
Contributors include: G. Ainslie, C. Camerer, E. Fehr, D. Kahneman, D. Laibson, G. Loewenstein, T. O’Donoghue, M. Rabin, R. Thaler, A. Tversky

Three volume set
December 2009
1,808 pp
978 1 84542 429 9

For more information, visit the publisher website: http://www.e-elgar.co.uk/Bookentry_Main.lasso?id=3870

Happiness, Economics and Politics: Towards a Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Edited by Amitava Krishna Dutt and Benjamin Radcliff, University of Notre Dame, US

ISBN: 978 1 84844 093 7. Hardback. 384 pp. $160. December 2009. Edward Elgar.

‘For those already drawn by the allure of happiness studies, Dutt and Radcliff here provide a rich tour of the frontier in the field. And for curmudgeons, this work goes far to defuse the skeptical reflex. It is subtle, intelligent, wide-ranging, informative and even readable throughout.’
– James K. Galbraith, The University of Texas at Austin, US

This timely and important book presents a unique study of happiness from both economic and political perspectives. It offers an overview of contemporary research on the emergent field of happiness studies and contains contributions by some of the leading figures in the field.

General issues such as the history and conceptualization of happiness are explored, and the underpinning theories and empirics analyzed. The ways in which economic and political factors – both separately and interactively – affect the quality of human life are examined, illustrating the importance of a self-consciously multi-disciplinary approach to the field. In particular, the effects of consumption, income growth, inequality, discrimination, democracy, the nature of government policies, and labor organization on happiness are scrutinized. In conclusion, the contributors prescribe what can and should be done at individual and societal levels to improve human well-being and happiness.

This wide-ranging and interdisciplinary book makes a unique contribution to the literature. As such, it will prove a fascinating read for students and scholars of economics, political science, psychology, sociology, and of course, to those with a special interest in the analysis of happiness and human well-being.

Contributors: M. Cherry, S.M. Coshow, A.K. Dutt, R.A. Easterlin, A. Felton, R.H. Frank, B.S. Frey, A. Goldsmith, C. Graham, R. Inglehart, S. Lyubomirsky, D.M. McMahon, A.D. Ong, A.C. Pacek, B. Radcliff, T. Rice, C. Ridge, O. Sawangfa, K.M. Sheldon, A. Stutzer, R. Veenhoven

For more information, visit the publisher website: http://www.e-elgar-economics.com/Bookentry_Main.lasso?id=13280

The Economic Crisis Reader

ISBN: 978-1-878585-85-1, 302 pages, $34.95. Dollars and Sense.
The Economic Crisis Reader provides up-to-date, accessible, and penetrating analysis of the causes, consequences, and possible ways out of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. With articles drawn from the pages of Dollars & Sense, this book guides readers through the housing boom and bust, Fed policy, the banking crisis, fiscal stimulus, the impact on workers, global dimensions, and more. The Economic Crisis Reader will help ordinary people understand the economic mess we are in and what we can do to clean it up.

Table of contents: http://dollarsandsense.org/bookstore/crisis_toc.html

To order an exam copy or exam pdf, send a note to dollars@dollarsandsense.org  or call (617) 447-2177

Political Economy and Globalization

By Richard Westra. Series in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy, Routledge. 
ISBN: 978-0-415-47022-3, 272 pages, $140.00 (Hardback)

Based upon distinguishing capitalism from other economic systems, as well as analysis of capitalist change across its stages of development, Richard Westra argues that the economic tendencies we refer to as globalization constitute a world historic transition away from capitalism. Westra forcefully rejects claims from both Right and Left sides of economic debate that globalization embodies the ultimate world diffusion of capitalism. He concludes that the choice facing humanity is no longer between capitalism and socialism but between socialism and global barbarism.

The argument is meticulously interwoven through four key foci of political economy -
* The role of Marx’s Capital in producing knowledge of capitalism,
* The periodizing of capitalism and study of its historical models
* The altering trajectories of production and finance under current globalization,
* The place of socialism in a progressive future.

A central point of the book is that determinations over the capitalist substance of existing economies demand precise understanding of how in its basic operation capitalism manages to secure the economic reproducibility of human society in the first place. To make the case for the passing of capitalism from history the volume draws upon the novel Japanese Uno approach to Marxian political economy.

From the pages of Political Economy and Globalization emerges a grim picture of our human future should current economic trends persist. It also offers a positive vision for socio-material betterment in redistributive, eco-sensitive socialist societies of tomorrow. This is a must read book for scholars, students, progressive policy makers and activists.

For more information: http://www.routledge.com/books/Political-Economy-and-Globalization-isbn9780415470223  (publisher website) and flyer 

Confronting Global Neoliberalism: Third World Resistance and Development Strategies

Edited by Richard Westra, Clarity Press. Inc. ISBN: 9780932863614, $21.95, 2009

With the world’s attention fixed on the travails of leading global economies due to a still unfolding financial crisis of gigantic proportions, there has been a studied silence on the fate of the third world as the malaise increasingly impacts it. This silence is particularly disturbing because questions of potential pitfalls in the neoliberal policy package, which the third world (unlike Western Europe and Japan) was largely forced to adopt, were never . as One third world state after another discovered that international institutions were in effect hostile to their governments if they chose alternative developmental models or otherwise resisted the neoliberal triage of liberalization, privatization and deregulation.

This collection is a tour de force, effectively countering not only the neoliberal ideology of development as a whole but the marginalizing within today’s mainstream crisis discourse of any discussion of the monstrous misallocation of global resources wrought by the so-called “Washington Consensus” and the suffering and destruction it has wreaked on third world peoples and economies.

This edited volume is intended as both a textbook for introductory classes in global development or area studies and as a conduit for advanced students, policymakers, NGO activists and an educated readership to gain about the socio-economic conditions existing across much of the world we live in, and the policies that them about. The specially commissioned and peer reviewed chapters are written by experts in the fields of , politics, sociology and international studies. Chapter authors hail from around the world including:
Brazil, Mexico, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, South Korea and Thailand.
The countries/regions’ neoliberal experience and potential futures covered in this book are: Brazil, China, Cuba,
Egypt, Mexico, Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam), South Africa, South Korea, Syria, Thailand and

Patrick Bond, Al Campbell, Paul Cooney Seisdedos, Cliff DuRand, Seongjin Jeong, Angela Joya, Minqi Li, Ananya Mukherjee Reed, Ake Tangsupvattana, John Weeks, Richard Westra, Gregory Wilpert

For more information: http://www.claritypress.com/Westra.html  (publisher website) and flyer 

Class Struggle on the Homefront

Work, Conflict, and Exploitation in the Household

Edited by Graham Cassano

Palgrave Macmillan
Pub date: Jan 2010
336 pages
Size 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
$90.00 - Hardcover (0-230-22926-3)

Publisher website: http://www.palgrave-usa.com/catalog/product.aspx?isbn=0230229263

Home Front examines the gendered exploitation of labor in the household from a postmodern Marxian perspective. The authors of this volume use the anti-foundationalist Marxian economic theories first formulated by Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff to explore power, domination, and exploitation in the modern household.

Author Bio
GRAHAM CASSANO is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Oakland University. He studies social inequality, symbolic exploitation, and the representation of political economy in the mass media. His essays have appeared in a number of interdisciplinary critical journals, including Critical Sociology, Rethinking Marxism, The Journal of Economic Issues, and Left History.


* Introduction: Method(s), Narrative, and Scientific Truth--G.Cassano *

* For every knight in shining armor, there's a castle waiting to be cleaned: A Marxist-Feminist analysis of the household--H.Fraad,S.Resnick& R.Wolff
* Connecting Sex to Class--S.Resnick &--R.Wolff
* The Class Analysis of Households Extended: Children, Fathers and Family Budgets--S.Resnick &--R.Wolff
* Starving and Hungry: Anorexia Nervosa and the Female Body Politic--H.Fraad
* Toiling in the Field of Emotion--H.Fraad


* Contested Constructions of the Migrant Home: Gender, Class and Belonging in the Anatolian-German Community--E.Erdem
* Economic Effects of Remittances on Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Household--M.Safri
* A Class Analysis of Single-Occupied Households--S.Gabriel
* The Class-Gender Nexus in the American Economy and in Attempts to Rebuild the Labor Movement--M.Hillard&--R.McIntyre
* Hunkies, Gasbags and Reds: The Construction and Deconstruction of Labors Hegemonic Masculinities in Black Fury (1935) and Riff Raff (1936); G.Cassano

* Afterword--A.R.Hochschild
* Appendix: Original Introduction to Bringing It All Back Home: Class, Gender &--Power in the Modern Household--G.Spivak
* Contributors * Bibliography * Notes

This book can be ordered via the website: www.rdwolff.com  or via Amazon and other book sellers or via the publisher directly (Palgrave-Macmillian).

Tax Havens: How Globalization Really Works

By Ronen Palan, Richard Murp hy, and Christian Chavagneux.
Cornell University Press. ISBN: 978-0-8014-7612-9 | 280 pages | $24.95 paper

In Tax Havens, Ronen Palan, Richard Murphy, and Christian Chavagneux provide an up-to-date evaluation of the role and function of tax havens in the global financial system-their history, inner workings, impact, extent, and enforcement. They make clear that while, individually, tax havens may appear insignificant, together they have a major impact on the global economy. Holding up to $13 trillion of personal wealth—the equivalent of the annual U.S. Gross National Product—and serving as the legal home of two million corporate entities and half of all international lending banks, tax havens also skew the distribution of globalization’s costs and benefits to the detriment of developing economies.

The first comprehensive account of these entities, this book challenges much of the conventional wisdom about tax havens. The authors reveal that, rather than operating at the margins of the world economy, tax havens are integral to it. More than simple conduits for tax avoidance and evasion, tax havens actually belong to the broad world of finance, to the business of managing the monetary resources of individuals, organizations, and countries. They have become among the most powerful instruments of globalization, one of the principal causes of global financial instability, and one of the large political issues of our times.

Ronen Palan is Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of The Offshore World: Sovereign Markets, Virtual Places, and Nomad Millionaires, also from Cornell. Richard Murp hy is CEO of Tax Research, LLP, based in the UK. He is a frequent adviser to the media, NGOs, and politicians, and writes a blog at taxresearch.org.uk. Christian Chavagneux, based in Paris, is deputy editor in chief of Alternatives Economiques and editor of L’Economie politique.

Download book flyer.

Seven Deadly Frauds of Economic Policy

A brief draft of Warren Mosler’s forthcoming book is attached . It looks most interesting. Any feedback or correspondence should directed to Warren [ warren.mosler@gmail.com ]. More at http://www.moslereconomics.com/2009/12/10/7-deadly-innocent-frauds/

Dr Andy Denis
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Economics Department
City University London


Heterodox Book Reviews

After Adam Smith: A Century of Transformation in Politics and Political Economy

Murray Milgate and Shannon C. Stimson, After Adam Smith: A Century of Transformation in Politics and Political Economy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009. x + 309 pp. $35 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-691-14037-7.

Reviewed for EH.NET by Donald E. Frey, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University. See the review here: http://eh.net/bookreviews/library/1467 

Editor's Note on Book Reviews for HEN

Anyone interested in reviewing books for the Newsletter should contact Fadhel Kaboub, Book Review Editor by email ( kaboubf@denison.edu ) to request a complementary copy of the book they wish to review.

Download the Guidelines. 

Heterodox Film Review

The Yes Men Fix the World

A film written and directed by Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, Shadow Distribution, 2009.
For more information about the film, visit Website: http://theyesmenfixtheworld.com/screenings.htm 
Read the reveiw of the film by Brian Werner, University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Heterodox Graduate Program and PhD Scholarships

PhD opportunity at City University London

There is an opportunity for a student to read for a PhD in Economics, specialising in the history and/or philosophy of the discipline, at City University London from October 2010.

Good students will be able to apply for a University Research Studentship worth nearly £15K per year and full remission of fees ( http://city.ac.uk/research/resdegrees/studentships.html ). Unsuccessful applicants may apply for a Departmental bursary.

The applicant will need to be interested in completing a thesis in the area of the history and/or the philosophy of economics, and will have some overlap with my areas of interest – the methodology of orthodox and heterodox schools of thought in economics, social ontology, reductionism and holism. I have published on Smith, Malthus, Keynes, Hayek, rhetorical strategies in economics, dialectics, and the methodology of the Austrian and neoclassical schools, and am currently working on a century of methodological individualism. More information can be found on my personal web page at http://www.staff.city.ac.uk/andy.denis/research/research.html .

The deadline for the University Research Studentship is Monday 25 January 2010, so candidates will need to move fast to discuss their proposal with me. It is essential for a successful proposal to have internal support.

Please do not hesitate to pass this on to potentially interested candidates.

Dr Andy Denis
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Economics Department
City University London
London EC1V 0HB
+44 (0)20 7040 0257


Heterodox Web Sites and Associations

Real-World Economics in Germany

The German working group on post-autistic economics is making huge progress. Finally, the German business press has seen our critique, because at the moment there is a huge debate between mathe oriented economists and ordo-liberals at the University of Cologne.

We have a lecture series at the University of Heidelberg. compare:

I also attached the german newsletter.

Furthermore, we are planning a conference in autumn 2010 in Kassel on the interaction between economics and politics.

Greetings from Germany

Thomas Duermeier
Economist (Diplom-Volkswirt)
Thomas Dürmeier
University of Kassel
Department 05 Chair Scherrer
Homepage: http://www.uni-kassel.de/fb5/globalisation/

Queries from Heterodox Economists

Surveys, articles, and/or books that critique mainstream theory

Dear Colleagues,

For some work that I am doing, I need some help.
First, I would like to know what surveys, articles, and/or books that critique mainstream theory in all of the JEL research areas and/or sub-areas have been written in the last 10-15 years. I am particularly interested in critiques in areas of H, I, J, K, L, N, O, P, Q, and R—see below.

Second, I would like to know what heterodox critiques of classical-evolutionary-behavioral game theory, evolutionary-behavioral-experimental economics, neuroeconomics, and agent-based complexity economics have been written in the past 10-15 years.

If you have the time and know of any relevant critique, I would be grateful if you could send me the reference.

A – General economics and teaching
B – Methodology and history of economic thought
C – Mathematics and quantitative methods
D - Microeconomics
E - Macroeconomics and monetary policy
F – International economics
G – Financial economics
H – Public economics
I – Health, education, and welfare
J – Labor and demographic economics
K – Law and economics
L – Industrial Organization
N – Economic history
O – Economic development, technological change, and growth
P – Economic systems
Q – Agricultural and natural resources economics
R – Urban, rural, and regional economics
Z- Cultural Economics

Fred / leefs@umkc.edu 

Professor Frederic S. Lee
Editor, American Journal of Economics and Sociology
Department of Economics
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Introductory readings, lectures and videos of Marxism

Hi everyone,

Throughtout my experience as a student organizer, I am often confronted by people asking for references to introductory materials for Marxism. As a student of political science and political economy, my studies have consisted only of difficult primary or dense secondary texts. Therefore, referring folks to more introductory level material is very difficult. Does anyone have any suggestions as far as readings, online lectures and videos go?

Michael McCabe / michael.patrick.mccabe@gmail.com 


For Your Information

10 Suggested Resolutions for Real-World Economist in 2010

Peter Earl in Real-World Economics Review Blog, December 23, 2009.

As 2010 approaches, real-world economists should be thinking about what they can do in the New Year to advance the cause of real world economics. Here, I offer 10 suggestions to add to the exhortations of Fred Lee in his outgoing editorial of the Heterodox Economics Newsletter. Since I’m from a similar generation to Fred and 2009 marked the start of my fourth decade as an academic economist, this has been a year of somewhat frustrated reflection. However, I’ve tried to ensure that these do not look like the suggestions of a Grumpy Old Real-World Economist.

First, stop teaching anything that you do not believe to be a good representation of the real world, even if an unrealistic model is part of the standard curriculum. If I am ever asked to teach a core course I will teach it without wasting time ‘going through’ mainstream ideas, such as the theory of perfect competition and indifference analysis, that are logically flawed and/or based on wildly unrealistic assumptions. As regards the absolute core of mainstream thinking, namely, constrained optimization, all I shall do is say that it would be nice if we could work out the best way of meeting our objectives but that it is logically impossible to do so in most cases; I shall explain why and then move on to explain what is known about how choices are actually made in the real world. [read full article here: http://rwer.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/10-suggested-resolutions-for-real-world-economist-in-2010 ]

Spring 2010 teach-in suggestions for Employee Free Choice Act

Dear colleague:

As you finish up this semester and begin planning for next please think about including an event or teach-in about the battle for the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). EFCA will probably come up for a vote this winter/spring - presumably whenever the fight over healthcare ends.

It will improve the chances of passage if we can generate a lot of discussion about EFCA, and of course passage of EFCA will help working people begin to win back the rights and standards they have lost in the past forty years.

Last spring we did a teach in here on the campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. It was in the middle of the quad on a beautiful day, and we asked a local union for donations so we could serve lunch and partnered with our local Jobs with Justice chapter. While people lined up for food and ate, we had students, organizers, and faculty members teach them about EFCA, give them handouts, and sign them up on clip boards so we could contact them in the future. If that is something you could organize this spring, that would be great. (More on materials below). If you go this route, you will certainly want a partner group to work with you on building it - you will not be able to build a teach-in as an individual. Maybe the most likely group that one finds on many campuses (or off campus) is Job with Justice (JwJ), or their student group that exists on many campuses, Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) < http://www.jwj.org/projects/slap.html >. Among many other groups that are on campuses that might help build such an event (depending on the politics of the local group) are local branches of United Students Against Sweatshops, United States Student Association, Young Democrats, National Lawyers Guild, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, NAACP, Black Student Union, MEChA, or any progressive group on campus, including ones tied to disciplines like sociology, economics, etc.

If a teach in is out, perhaps you can incorporate something on this in an economics class you are teaching, either on the EFCA itself of more broadly on decent work.

Two places with the most material (for both your own background, and reading for students or politicians or social actors you are trying to convince) on this remain the Political Economy Research Institute Web site ( www.peri.umass.edu ) and American Rights at Work ( www.americanrightsatwork.org ). If you want a speaker on EFCA, contact your closest labor educator if there is a labor education program on your campus or your local AFL-CIO labor council. For a list of labor education programs, go to www.uale.org.

Two new pieces of material have just been put out by the AFL-CIO, which could be useful in a class setting, a teach-in, or for activist work. A 16 slide Power Point presentation on the EFCA, http://www.aflcio.org/joinaunion/voiceatwork/efca/upload/Teach-Ins.ppt  and a description of how to go about organizing a teach-in, things to consider, http://www.aflcio.org/joinaunion/voiceatwork/efca/upload/Teach-Ins.pdf

Judy Ancel, Director, The Institute for Labor Studies, UMKC
Ryan Dodd, Department of Economics, UMKC
Peter Eaton, Department of Economics, UMKC
Fred Lee, Department of Economics, UMKC
Erik Olsen, Department of Economics, UMKC

Please post in Real-World Economics Review Blog

Heterodox economists have now a new, effective channel to disseminate work of a more technical character. There is now a new Working Papers section on www.paecon.net. The section started with a paper by Alvaro Calzadilla and Jorge Buzaglo, “Simulating extended reproduction: poverty reduction and class dynamics in Bolivia.” It can be found at: http://www.paecon.net/workingpapers/BuzagloCalzadilla.pdf.

Happy New Year
Jorge Buzaglo

HET module at City University London

Dear all

I will again be teaching my 3rd year UG module in History of Economic Thought at City University London in the coming term. If any list member would be interested in auditing the module, or individual teaching sessions, please send me an email. The teaching sessions are from 09:00 to 12:00 on Monday mornings, for ten weeks, starting 25 January, and finishing 29 March. I append an outline syllabus.

Al the best for the New Year!

Dr Andy Denis
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Economics Department
City University London
London EC1V 0HB
+44 (0)20 7040 0257

Outline syllabus

'What is the legitimate rôle of the state, if any, in the economy?' That is a fundamental question - perhaps the fundamental question - for economics. How do (micro level) agent interests and behaviours interact to generate (macro level) social outcomes? Are those outcomes desirable, or should society as a whole, in the form of the state, intervene to modify them? The course will investigate these questions and explore the answers that have been given by economic thinkers. The treatment will not be in chronological order. A consideration of a problem in twentieth-century political economy, the prisoners' dilemma, will establish the currency of this theme. Attention will then be turned to Adam Smith's 'invisible hand', and the evolutionary theory of Friedrich Hayek. Robert Malthus presents an interesting case as, I argue, he switches rhetorical strategy between the first and second editions of his Essay on Population. Finally, we will consider two alternative approaches to these issues, those of Maynard Keynes and Karl Marx.

Topic 1: Rhetorical strategies of laissez-faire and dirigisme.
Topic 2: The prisoners' dilemma
Topic 3: Adam Smith and the invisible hand
Topic 4: Hayek's theory of social evolution
Topic 5: Keynes and the General Theory
Topic 6: Malthus's heterodox theodicy
Topic 7: Marx and capital as an 'animated monster'

The final three weeks will likely be given over to student presentations.
All required readings will be provided.

Academic Prizes ESHET 2010

The Council of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought is inviting nominations for three awards that will be announced at the Conference in Amsterdam (25-28 March, 2010).

The Best Monograph Competition is for best book (not necessarily written in English) in the history of economic thought published during 2008 or 2009. The author can be from any part of the world. The winner will be invited to attend the Society Conference that follows the announcement of the prize to deliver the Jérome-Adolphe Blanqui Lecture.

The History of Economic Analysis Award is for the best article (not necessarily written in English) in the history of economic thought, published in a scientific Journal during 2008 or 2009. Candidates can be from any part of the world. The winner will be invited to attend the Society Conference that follows the announcement of the prize, and will receive 500 Euros.

The ESHET Young Scholar of the Year Award is a new award for which nominations are invited for the first time. This prize recognizes scholarly achievements of historians of economic thought at an early stage of their career. The prize is normally awarded to scholars below the age of 40 in recognition of outstanding publications in the history of economic thought. The prize will consist of a five-year membership of ESHET , a waivering of the conference fee when the prize is awarded, and a certificate signed by the President of ESHET.

Nominations should be sent as soon as possible, but not later than January 31, 2010 to the Chair of the relevant panel:

Books: Harald Hagemann ( Hagemann@uni-hohenheim.de )
Articles: Hans-Michael Trautwein ( michael.trautwein@uni-oldenburg.de )
Young Scholars: Joachim Zweynert ( zweynert@hwwi.org )
Please note the following:

Self-nominations are not accepted for any of the prizes. Nominations for the book and article prizes should include:
(1) Full bibliographic details of the book or article.
(2) A statement (in English) of why the book or article merits being considered for a prize, including an abstract (approximately 1000 words for a book and approximately 1 page for an article).
(3) An electronic copy of the book or article, if this is available.
Nominations for the Young Scholars Award should include:
(1) A one-page resume stating the achievements of the candidate
(2) A CV with list of publications.
The final decision on each of the prizes will be made by the Council of ESHET in Amsterdam
Lists of past winners can be found on the ESHET website: http://www.eshet.net/ 
Richard van den Berg

Historical Materialism: Special Subscription Offer

Dear Friends and Comrades,

To celebrate Historical Materialism's recent successful conference in London, our publisher Brill is offering a special offer for new individual subscribers: for 55 euros (or the equivalent in dollars or pounds), you can subscribe for 2010 and get the whole of 2009's issues for free.

This offer will end on 31 December 2009, so to take up the offer, please write to: historicalmaterialism@soas.ac.uk


The Editors
Historical Materialism
Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG,
United Kingdom

Elegant Theories That Didn't Work: The Problem with Paul Samuelson

Paul Samuelson, America’s best known economist, died on Sunday. He was awarded the Nobel prize for economics, (founded one year earlier by a Swedish bank in 1970 “in honor of Alfred Nobel”). That award elicited this trenchant critique, published by Michael Hudson in Commonweal, December 18, 1970. The essay was titled “Does economics deserve a Nobel prize? (And by the way, does Samuelson deserve one?)”
It is bad enough that the field of psychology has for so long been a non-social science, viewing the motive forces of personality as deriving from internal psychic experiences rather than from man's interaction with his social setting. Similarly in the field of economics: since its “utilitarian” revolution about a century ago, this discipline has also abandoned its analysis of the objective world and its political, economic productive relations in favor of more introverted, utilitarian and welfare-oriented norms. Moral speculations concerning mathematical psychics have come to displace the once-social science of political economy.

[see full text here] http://www.counterpunch.org/hudson12142009.html 

After the Blowup

By John Cassidy, The New Yorker, January 11, 2010, p. 28

ABSTRACT: LETTER FROM CHICAGO about the state of the Chicago School of economics after the financial crash. Earlier this year, Judge Richard A. Posner published “A Failure of Capitalism,” in which he argues that lax monetary policy and deregulation helped bring on the current economic slump. Posner has been a leading figure in the conservative Chicago School of economics for decades. In September, he came out as a Keynesian. As acts of betrayal go, this was roughly akin to Johnny Damon’s forsaking the Red Sox Nation and joining the Yankees. Ever since Milton Friedman, George Stigler, and others founded the Chicago School, in the nineteen-forties and fifties, one of its goals has been to displace Keynesianism, and it had largely succeeded. In the areas of regulation, trade, anti-trust laws, taxes, interest rates, and welfare, Chicago thinking greatly influenced policymaking in the U.S. and many other parts of the world. But in the year after the crash Keynes’s name appeared to be everywhere. In “A Failure of Capitalism,” Posner singles out several economists, including Robert Lucas and John Cochrane, both of the Chicago School, for failing to appreciate the magnitude of the subprime crisis, and he questioned the entire methodology that Lucas and his colleagues pioneered. Its basic notions were the efficient-markets hypothesis and the rational-expectations theory. In Posner’s view, older, less dogmatic theories better explained how the problems in the financial sector dragged down the rest of the economy. In the course of a few days, the writer talked to economists from various branches of the subject. The over-all reaction he encountered put him in mind of what happened to cosmology after the astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered that the universe was expanding, and was much larger than scientists believed. The profession fell into turmoil, with some physicists sticking to existing theories, while others came up with the big-bang theory. Eugene Fama, of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, was firmly in the denial camp. He defended the efficient-markets hypothesis, which underpinned the deregulation of the banking system championed by Alan Greenspan and others. He insisted that the real culprit in the mortgage mess was the federal government. Mentions John Cochrane. Gary Becker, who won the Nobel in 1992, says that Posner and others raised fair critiques of Chicago economics. Mentions Robert Lucas and James Heckman. If the economic equivalent of a big-bang theory is to emerge, it will almost certainly come from scholars much less invested in the old doctrines than Fama and Lucas. Mentions Richard Thaler. Raghuram Rajan, an Indian-born Chicago professor, is one of the few economists who warned about the dangers of the financial crisis. In 2005, he said that deregulation, trading in complex financial products, and the proliferation of bonuses for traders had greatly increased the risk of a blowup. In a new book he’s working on, “Fault Lines,” Rajan argues that the initial causes of the breakdown were stagnant wages and rising inequality. With the purchasing power of many middle-class households lagging behind the cost of living, there was an urgent demand for credit. The side effects of unrestrained credit growth turned out to be devastating. The impact of the financial crisis shouldn’t be underestimated, especially for Chicago-style economics. “Keynes is back,” Posner said, “and behavioral finance is on the march.”

Read more (subscription required): http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/01/11/100111fa_fact_cassidy#ixzz0c3v6VlGg 

Unions and the Crisis: Ways Ahead?

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that a new Global Labour Column article has been published on the Column's website.

The article "Unions and the Crisis: Ways Ahead?" has been contributed by Prof. Gregory Albo. It discusses the difficulties faced by trade unions in responding to capitalist strategies in the workplace and beyond, highlighting new challenges and opportunities in the context of the crisis. It also addresses the issue of possible alliances with social movements. Gregory Albo, is Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, York University, Toronto. He teaches courses on the foundations of political economy, Canadian political economy, alternatives to capitalism, and democratic administration..

Please find the full articles at the following link http://column.global-labour-university.org/2009/12/unions-and-crisis-ways-ahead.html.  We encourage you to post your responses to the articles by using the "comment" box below the article.

Also, please note that the next column will be published on the 22nd of December.

Best Regards,

Nicolas Pons-Vignon
Global Labour Column editor

Indian Trade Unions' position on Copenhagen

Please circulate this far and wide. It's the position on climate change
of India's only non-party political independent trade union. [Read "New Trade Union Initative"] attachment: NTUIcopenhagen.doc

Prof. Barbara Harriss-White, Director,
Contemporary S. Asia Studies Programme, Department of International
Queen Elizabeth House, 3, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB, UK
tel (44) (0) 1865 281823 (o) 281201 (f) 558862 (h)

New York Area Study Group on Capital vols. II and III beginning in January

Since early October, Howie Seligman and Loren Goldner have been teaching a Capital study group in the New York area. We will complete Vol. I next Wednesday Dec. 23.

We will be continuing with Vols. II and III from January through early June. We will be meeting every other Wednesday night from 7 to 10 PM, at a convenient location on W. 28th St. in Manhattan. We will probably start vol. II on either Jan. 6 or Jan. 13.

I have been handling the close reading of Capital and Howie has been providing technical analysis of current developments. This arrangement will continue and will of course be as closely related as possible to the concepts introduced in vols. II and III.

If you are interested in participating, contact me at


Please provide a short description of your background in Marx, your previous experience of political activity, and where you're coming from politically.

Loren Goldner

"Revolutionizing Economic Thought" by Frank Rotering

The link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04GzSjrm_7M

(Actions for Transatlantic Links and Academics Networks in Training and Integrated Studies)

EU-US Cooperation in Higher Education and Vocational Training


The European Commission has launched together with the US Department of Education a new  call for proposals covering a series of actions - grouped under the common title of "ATLANTIS".
The  consortium applying for the ATLANTIS  programme covers the following actions:

 Action 1 :Transatlantic Degree Consortia Projects
This Action provides support for consortia of EU and U.S. higher education institutions to implement dual/double or joint degree programs referred to in the present document as "Transatlantic Degrees" . The overall amount of funding on the EU side for a 4-year Transatlantic Degree consortia Project cannot exceed a maximum of  EURO 428,000 .  ( eight to ten Action 1 projects)

Action 2 : Excellence Mobility Projects
This Action provides funding for international curriculum development projects that involve short term transatlantic mobility not directly related to the award of a joint or dual/double degree.  Support includes mobility grants for students and members of the academic and administrative staff ("faculty"). The overall amount of funding on the EU side for a 4-year Excellence Mobility Project cannot exceed a maximum of EUR 180,000. (five to seven Action 2 projects)

Action 3  : Policy-Oriented Measures
This Action provides support to multilateral EU-US projects and activities designed to enhance collaboration in the higher education and vocational training field. The  overall amount of funding on theEU side of the consortia implementing policy-oriented measures cannot exceed a a maximum of 70,000 EUR, for projects with a maximum duration of two years. (five to seven Action 3 projects)

Funding: For EU institutions, the budget available amounts to approximately EUR 5.5 million.  For U.S institutions comparable funding will be provided.

Applications should be sent no later than 8 April 2010 in accordance with the detailed guidelines and application forms available at the following page: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/extcoop/usa/index_en.htm


John Marangos, Ph.D.
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University of Crete
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The Ignoble and Noble Prizes for Economics

The Real-World Economics Review Blog (http://rwer.wordpress.com)is holding polls to determine the awarding of two prizes:
The Ignoble Prize for Economics, to be awarded to the three economists who contributed most to enabling the Global Financial Collapse (GFC), and The Noble Prize for Economics , to be awarded to the three economists who first and most cogently warned of the coming calamity.

It is accepted fact that the economics profession through its teachings, pronouncements and policy recommendations facilitated the GFC.  We also know that danger signs became visible long before the event and that some economists (those with their eyes on the real-world) gave public warnings which if acted upon would have averted the human disaster.
With other learned professions entrusted with public confidence, such as medicine and engineering, it is inconceivable that their professional bodies would not at the very least censure members who had successfully persuaded governments and public opinion to ignore elementary safety measures, so causing epidemics and widespread building collapses.
To date, however, the world’s major economics associations have declined to censure the major facilitators of the GFC or even to publicly identify them.  This silence, this indifference to causing human suffering, constitutes grave moral failure.  It also gives license to economists to continue to indulge in axiom-happy behaviour.  Nor has the economics establishment offered recognition to those economists who were not taken in by fads and fashion and whose competence, if listened to, would have prevented the collapse.
These two silences reveal a continuing moral crisis within the economics profession . The Ignoble and Noble Prizes for Economics are being offered as small first steps towards a cure.

Read more here: http://rwer.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/announcing-the-ignoble-and-noble-prizes-for-economics-2/