Heterodox Economics Newsletter
Economic processes are often coined by the occurrence of unforeseen events: foreign countries may arbitrarily erect trade barriers, politicians can always introduce novel regulations, financial markets repeatedly break down and technological innovations can make stuff obsolete tomorrow, that yesterday was still conceived as an everlasting necessity. The occurrence of such unforeseen events in turn forces us to adapt spontaneously to new environments and such adaptions typically require making use of trial-and-error processes based on educated guesses about what can and can not work in such a novel context. This necessity to explore new ways and strategies for getting things done may have a lasting imprint on socio-economic processes even long after an immediate crisis or unforeseen event has passed. In such cases the adaptions made during a specific period manage to substantially affect dominant routines, which eventually leads to real change as "change is always in the last resort a change in habits of thought".
Currently, I can observe a series of such adaptions at my own institution, the University of Duisburg-Essen: a lot of admin stuff that was formerly strictly tied to printed forms, can now be done virtually, online-teaching has seen a rapid expansion going along with a rise on online teaching capabilities on the side of instructors and research workshops & conferences are forced to try new formats. While not all of these 'forced' innovations work equally well, I sincerely hope that the current health crisis as well as the associated policies & adaptions will indeed lead to a more permanent "change in the habits of thought" in a diverse set of areas - including, but surely not restricted to, the inner workings of universities and other academic institutions ;-)
All the best,
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Table of contents
- Call for Papers
- 22nd Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics: The World Transformed: The Contributions of Heterodox Economics Globally (online, July 2020)
- Bulletin of Political Economy: Special Issue on "Monetary Policy and Strucutral Change"
- Cambridge Journal of Economics: Special Issue on "Financialisation in Developing Countries"
- Cuaderons de Economia: Special issue on "Gender, Sex, Ethnicity, Race, and Class in the Economics Profession in Latin America"
- Historical Materialism South Asia Conference: Between Parliament and Revolution: Socialist strategy in the 21st century (Kathmandu, Dec. 2020)
- Revue de la régulation: Special Issue on "What does the Covid-19 crisis reveal about Economics and the Economy?"
- Revue de la régulation: Special Section on "Analysing Changes in Latin America: Surprise of the 2010s"
- The European Journal of Development Research: Special Issue on "The Development Impacts of COVID-19 at Home and Abroad: Politics and Implications of Government Action"
- Call for Participants
- 11th Minsky Summer Seminar 2020: Cancellation
- 14th EAEPE Summer School online: Pensions, social services and welfare: what future in the age of financialization?
- Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre Webinar: What do economists have to say about the challenges of our time?
- Rethinking Economic Development in a post-Covid World with Ha-Joon Chang
- Summer School: Repoliticising Capitalism (Roskilde, August 2020)
- Virtual Conference of the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College: "The Legacy of Wynne Godley"
- Webinar on Attribution Bias by Gender: Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment
- Conference Papers, Reports, and Podcasts
- New INET Podcast: Economics and Beyond, with Rob Johnson
- Job Postings
- Indiana University School of Public Health (Bloomington, US)
- University of Denver (Denver, US)
- University of Gothenburg (Gothenberg, Sweden)
- Elinor Ostrom Prize: Announcement of Shortlist
- African Review of Economics and Finance 12 (1)
- Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 40 (2)
- Capitalism Nature Socialism 31 (2)
- Ecological Economics 173
- European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention 17 (1)
- International Critical Thought 10 (1)
- International Journal of Political Economy 49 (1)
- Journal of Institutional Economics 16 (3)
- PSL Quarterly Review 73 (292)
- Rethinking Marxism 32 (2)
- Review of Social Economy 78 (2)
- The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought 27 (2)
- World Review of Political Economy 10 (4)
- Books and Book Series
- Blood & Money: War, Slavery, and the State
- Climate Justice and Community Renewal: Resistance and Grassroots Solutions
- Nine Lives of Neoliberalism
- Small and Medium Powers in Global History: Trade, Conflicts, and Neutrality from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries
- The Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business
- The Case for Economic Democracy
- The Nature and Method of Economic Sciences: Evidence, Causality, and Ends
- Heterodox Graduate Programs, Scholarships and Grants
- History of Economics Society (HES): Early-Career Scholars Research Funds
- Calls for Support
- Petition: Enable National Goverments in the Eurozone to adjust spending to address the crisis