The Heterodox Economics Directory

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Heterodox Rankings

Heterodox-Adjusted Rankings for Ph.D.-Granting Institutions in Economics

Rankings of Ph.D.-Granting Institutions in Heterodox Economics

Research Quality Ranking of 254 Heterodox and Mainstream Journals


Lee, F.S. et al. (2010): Ranking Economics Departments in a Contested Discipline: A Bibliometric Approach to Quality Equality Between Theoretically Distinct Subdisciplines. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 69(5): 1345-1375.

Lee, F.S. et al. (2010): Research Quality Rankings of Heterodox Economic Journals in a Contested Discipline. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 69(5): 1409-1452.

Heterodox/Alternative Textbooks

Introductory Microeconomics/Macroeconomics and Political Economy Textbooks

Bougrine, Hassan, Parker, Ian and Seccareccia, Mario (2010): Introducing Microeconomic Analysis: Issues, Questions, and Competing Views. Emond Montgomery Publications

Bowles, Samuel, Edwards, Richard and Roosevelt, Frank (2005): Understanding Capitalism: Competition, Command, and Change. Oxford University Press

Brenner, Robert (2006): The Economics of Global Turbulence. VersoBooks

Chang, Ha-Joon (2014): Economics: A User's Guide. Pelican Books. Pelican

Chang, Ha-Joon (2011): 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism. Penguin

Chang, Ha-Joon (2010): Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism. Bloomsbury Publishing

Chang, Ha-Joon (2002): Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective. Anthem Press

Chester, David (2015): Consequential Macroeconomics: Rationalizing About How Our Social System Works. Lambert Academic Publishing

Cohn, Steven Mark (2007): Reintroducing Macroeconomics: A Critical Approach, 3rd edition. Routledge

Desai, Radhika (2013): Geopolitical Economy: After US Hegemony, Globalization and Empire. Pluto Press

Dorman, Peter (2014): Microeconomics: A Fresh Start. Springer

Dorman, Peter (2014): Macroeconomics: A Fresh Start. Springer

Dowd, Douglas F. (1977): Thorstein Veblen: A Critical Reappraisal. Greenwood Press

Earl, Peter and Wakeley, Tim (2004): Business Economics: A Contemporary. McGraw Hill.

Elsner, Wolfram, Schwardt, Henning and Heinrich, Torsten (2014): The Microeconomics of Complex Economies, 1st Edition: Evolutionary, Institutional, Neoclassical, and Complexity Perspectives. Elsevier

Elsner, Wolfram (2012): Microeconomics of Interactive Economies: Evolutionary, Institutional, and Complexity Perspectives. Edward Elgar Publishing

Fine, Ben (2016): Microeconomics: A Critical Companion. Pluto Press

Fine, Ben and Dimakou, Ourania (2016): Macroeconomics: A Critical Companion. Pluto Press

Friedman, Gerald (2014): Microeconomics: Individual Choice in Communities. Dollars & Sense

Gürak, Hasan (2015): Economic Growth and Development: Theories, Criticisms and an Alternative Growth Model. Peter Lang

Gürak, Hasan (2012): Heterodox Economics: Foundations of Alternative Economics. Peter Lang

Goodwin, Neva, Harris, Jonathan, Nelson, Julie A., Roach, Brian and Torras, Mariano: Microeconomics in Context, 3rd edition. Routledge

Goodwin, Neva, Harris, Jonathan, Nelson, Julie A., Roach, Brian and Torras, Mariano: Macroeconomics in Context, 2nd edition. Routledge

Hill, Rod and Myatt, Tony (2010): The Economics Anti-Textbook. Zed Books

Himmelweit, Susan, Simonetti, Roberto and Trigg, Andrew (2001): Microeconomics: Neoclassical and Institutional Perspectives on Economic Behaviour.  Cengage Learning

Ingham, Geoffrey (2008): Capitalism: With a New Postscript on the Financial Crisis and Its Aftermath. Polity

Katzner, Donald (2008): An Introduction to the Economic Theory of Market Behavior: Microeconomics from a Walrasian Perspective. Edward Elgar Publishing

Keen, Steve (2011): Debunking Economics, 2nd edition. Zed Books

Komlos, John (2014): What Every Economics Student Needs to Know and Doesn't Get in the Usual Principles Text. Routledge

Larson, Rob, Reuss, Alejandro, Snyder, Bryan, Sturr, Chris and the D&S Collective (2014, eds): Real World Micro, 21st edition. Dollars & Sense

Lee, Frederic S. (2014): Microeconomic Theory: A Heterodox Approach. Routledge

Magnusen, Joel (2008): Mindful Economics: How the US Economy Works, Why it Matters, and How it Could be Different. Seven Stories Press

Miller, John, Sherman, Zoe, Snyder, Bryan, Sturr, Chris and the D&S Collective (2014, eds): Real World Macro, 31st edition. Dollars & Sense

Miller, Raymond C. (2008): International Political Economy: Contrasting World Views. Routledge

Riddell, Tom, Shackelford, Jean, Stamos, Steve and Schneider, Geoffrey (2011): Economics: A Tool for Critically Understanding Society, 9th edition. Prentice Hall

Rochon, Louis-Philippe,  Rossi, Sergio (2016): An Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Heterodox Approach to Economic Analysis. Edward Elgar

Sackrey, Charles, Schneider, Geoffrey and Knoedler, Janet (2013): Introduction to Political Economy, 7th edition. Dollars & Sense

Scarth, William (2014): Macroeconomics: The Development of Modern Methods for Policy Analysis. Edward Elgar Publishing

Sherman, Howard J. (2010): The Roller Coaster Economy: Financial Crisis, Great Recession, and the Public Option. Routledge

Sherman, Howard J.,Hunt, E.K., Nesiba, Reynold F., O'Hara, Phillip A. and Wiens-Tuers, Barbara A. (2008): Economics: An Introduction to Traditional and Progressive Views, 7th edition. Routledge

Stanford, Jim (2008): Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism. Pluto Books

Stretton, Hugh (1999): Economics: A New Introduction. Pluto Press

Toruno, Mayo (2003): The Political Economics of Capitalism. Cengage Learning

Varoufakis, Yanis (1998): Foundations of Economics: A Beginner's Companion. Routledge

Weeks, John F. (2014): Economics of the 1%: How Mainstream Economics Serves the Rich, Obscures Reality and Distorts Policy. Anthem Press

Wolff, Richard D. and Resnick,  Stephen A. (2012): Contending Economic Theories: Neo-classical, Keynesian, and Marxian. MIT Press

Wolff, Richard D. (2012): Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism. Haymarket Books

"Frontier Issues in Economic Thought" is a collection of six edited volumes by researchers associated with the Global Development and Environment Institute. Each volume contains about fifty to one hundred short summaries of key book chapters and journal articles presenting largely heterodox views of the volume's topic area. The individual volume titles are: A Survey of Ecological Economics, The Consumer Society, Human Well-Being and Economic Goals, The Changing Nature of Work, The Political Economy of Inequality, and A Survey of Sustainable Development: Social and Economic Dimensions.

Introduction to Radical Economics

Baiman, Ron, Boushey, Heather and Saunders, Dawn (2000): Political Economy and Contemporary Capitalism: Radical Perspectives on Economic Theory and Policy. Routledge

Barone, Charles A. (2004): Radical Political Economy: A Concise Introduction. Routledge

Braverman, Harry (1974): Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century

Heilbroner, Robert L. (1980): Marxism for and Against

Sweezy, Paul M. (1968): The Theory of Capitalist Development: Principles of Marxian Political Economy

Wolff, Richard D. and Resnick, Stephen A. (1987): Economics: Marxian Versus Neoclassical

Whalen, Charles J. (1996): Political Economy for the 21st Century: Contemporary Views on the Trend of Economics. Routledge

Introduction to Institutionalist Economics

Chavance, Bernard (2013): Institutional Economics. Routledge

Ayres, Clarence E. (1996): The Theory of Economic Progress  

Galbraith: John Kenneth (1973): Economics and the Public Purpose. Houghton Mifflin Company

Groenewegen, John, Spithoven, Antoon and vad den Berg, Annette (2010): Institutional Economics: An Introduction. Palgrave Macmillan

Kasper, Wolfgang, Streit, Manfred E. and Boettke, Peter J.: Institutional Economics: Property, Competition, Policies, (2nd Edition). Edward Elgar Publishing

Tool: Marc R. (2000): The Discretionary Economy: A Normative Theory of Political Economy. Transaction Publishing

Vatn, Arild (2005): Institutions and the Environment. Edward Elgar Publishing

Veblen, Thorstein (1973): The Theory of the Leisure Class

Introduction to Feminist Economics

Ferber, Marianne A. and Nelson, Julie A. (1993, eds): Beyond Economic Man: Feminist Theory and Economics. University Of Chicago Press

Ferber, Marianne A. and Nelson, Julie A. (2003, eds): Feminist Economics Today: Beyond Economic Man. University Of Chicago Press

Peterson, Janice and Lewis, Margaret (2001, eds): The Elgar Companion to Feminist Economics. Edward Elgar

Kuiper, Edith and Sap, Jolande with Feiner, Susan, Ott, Notburga and Tzannatos, Zafiris (1995, eds): Out of the Margin: Feminist Perspectives on Economics. Routledge

Folbre, Nancy (2001): The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values. NY Times

Introduction to Post Keynesian Economics

Bober, Stanley (2001): Alternative Principles of Economics. Routledge

Davidson, Paul (2011): Post Keynesian Macroeconomic Theory, Second Edition. Edward Elgar Publishing

Harcourt, G. C. and Kriesler, Peter (2013): The Oxford Handbook of Post-Keynesian Economics, Volume 2: Critiques and Methodology. Oxford University Press

Hein, Eckhard and Stockhammer, Engelbert (2011): A Modern Guide to Keynesian Macroeconomics and Economic Policies. Edward Elgar Publishing

Holt, Richard and Pressman, Steven (2001): A New Guide to post Keynesian Economics. Routledge

Lee, Frederic S. (1999): Post Keynesian Price Theory. Cambridge University Press

Post-Keynesian Economics Study Group (2016): PKSG Reading List

Introduction to Ecological Economics

Costanza, Robert, Cumberland, John, Daly, Herman, Goodland, Robert and Norgaard, Richard (2014): An Introduction to Ecological Economics. CRC Press

Daly, Herman E. and Farley, Joshua (2010): Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications, Second Edition. Island Press

Daly, Herman E. and Cobb Jr., John B. (1994): For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future. Beacon Press

Schumacher, E.F. (1973): Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered

Introduction to Social Economics

Etzioni, Amitai (1988): The Moral Dimension: Toward a New Economics

O'Boyle, Edward J. (1999, ed): Teaching the Social Economics Way of Thinking: Selected Papers from the Ninth World Congress of Social Economics. Mellen Press

Lutz, Mark A. (1999): Economics for the Common Good: Two Centuries of Social Economic Thought in the Humanistic Tradition. Routledge