Institutions in Heterodox Economics

Institutions in Heterodox Economics

Major Associations in Heterodox Economics

Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE)

The Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) is an international organization of economists and other social scientists devoted to analysis of economics as evolving, socially constructed and politically governed systems. AFEE publishes the Journal of Economic Issues (JEI).

The intellectual heritage of AFEE is that of the Original Institutional Economics (OIE) created and developed by early twentieth-century economists such as Thorstein Veblen, John R. Commons, and Wesley Mitchell. Over recent decades, this legacy has evolved to address such contemporary issues as:

  • The role of diverse cultures in economic performance.
  • Domestic and international inequalities of income.
  • The roles of social, economic and political power in shaping economic outcomes.
  • Globalization and the increasing weight of multinational corporations in the international economy.
  • The need for expanding use of modern technologies to relieve want.
  • The urgent need to for awareness of the impact of new technology on the biosphere.
  • The ways in which economic thought is affected by and affects always changing economics.

Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE)

The Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE) is a learned society which aims to promote open and tolerant debate in economics through a pluralist approach to theory, method, and ideology. The Association, and its membership, seek to promote heterodox economics and perspectives in the academic, governmental and private spheres of the discipline of economics.

The Association is primarily committed to pluralistic analyses of contemporary society and its alternatives. Researchers in the heterodox tradition work on many themes, including: sustainability; globalisation and geographical inequality; exploitation by social class, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexuality; the ethical basis for competing economic systems; the theory and history of economic crisis; the analysis of pricing, competitive processes and monopoly power; fundamental uncertainty; and finance, value and debt. The AHE also promotes the study of economic history and the history of economic thought, insofar as they have shaped the present economic system and our thinking about it. In exploring these themes members of the AHE accept and embrace the legitimacy of competing theoretical perspectives and recognise that a plurality of methods is required to provide a robust analysis of, and policy prescriptions for, the socio-economic system.

There are many traditions which make up contemporary economics – including neoclassical, Austrian, feminist, green, institutionalist, Marxian, post-Keynesian, radical and Sraffian economics. However, among these competing perspectives, one “mainstream” approach – neoclassical economics – has come to occupy a position of hegemonic domination. It is this domination which the AHE seeks to challenge, through dialogue between alternative perspectives. Heterodox economists in the non-neoclassical traditions are welcome to join the Association, as are neoclassical economists if their work reflects upon the plurality of perspectives which make up the contemporary economics discipline.

Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT)

The Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) is an organization devoted to encouraging and fostering the development of institutional thought in extension and modification of the contributions of Thorstein Veblen, John Dewey, Clarence Ayres, John Commons, Wesley Mitchell and others. They offer their ideas and the ideas of other Institutionalists as a basis for inquiry into the interrelationships of society. AFIT was officially organized on April 27, 1979 at the 21st annual conference of the Western Social Science Association.

Association for Social Economics (ASE)

The Summer School is open to PhD students and young scholars from the fields of History of Economic Thought, Economic Philosophy and Economic History. Four to six papers will be presented each day on open themes, chosen on the basis of the students’ fields of research, related to the history of economic thought, economic methodology, economic philosophy or economic history. The subjects of the papers may differ from the Summer School’s main theme. The presentations will take place in the presence of the members of the scientific committee and of some invited speakers, thus covering a broad area of expertise. Each presentation will be commented by a discussant, chosen among the young scholars, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Information on the ESHET Summer School can be found here.

European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE)

EAEPE originates from a meeting at a conference in Grim's Dyke, London, on 29 June 1988. The main purpose in forming the association was to promote evolutionary, dynamic and realistic approaches to economic theory and policy. Instead of the over-formalistic and often empty theorising of orthodox economics, the aim was to bring together the ideas of a number of theorists and theoretical traditions, and to help to develop a more realistic and adequate approach to theory and policy (see our Theoretical Perspectives).

The formal founding meeting of the association was at its first Annual Conference in Keswick, Cumbria, UK on 19-22 September 1989. The EAEPE Constitution was adopted, leading to the election of a Steering Committee, which later changed into the EAEPE Council. The association published the first issue of its twice-yearly Newsletter in January 1989.

In November 1990 the association formed a charity, the Foundation for European Economic Development (FEED). This is formally registered under the Charities Act (England and Wales) and provides financial assistance for the EAEPE conference and other EAEPE projects.

In 1991 EAEPE adopted a Scientific Development Plan for the Association, in order to designate a number of priority Research Areas and appoints Research Area Coordinators who play a central role in EAEPE.

In collaboration with Edward Elgar Publishing, EAEPE has produced a series of conference volumes and of volumes on specific topics, some of which have received very positive reviews in leading academic journals.

EAEPE sponsors the Journal of Institutional Economics (JOIE). The first issue was published in 2005. JOIE is devoted to the study of the nature, role and evolution of institutions in the economy, including firms, states, markets, money, households and other vital institutions and organizations. EAEPE members get this journal for free.

The association runs three prizes: the EAEPE-Kapp Prize (formerly known as the K. William Kapp Prize and the EAEPE Prize), the EAEPE-Myrdal Prize(formerly known as the Gunnar Myrdal Prize) and the EAEPE-Simon Young Scholar Prize (formerly known as the Herbert Simon Yound Scholar Prize).

With a membership of over 500, EAEPE is now the foremost European association for heterodox economists broadly defined, and is the second-largest association for economists in Europe.

International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE)

The International Association for Feminist Economics is an open, diverse community of academics, activists,
policy theorists, and practitioners from around the world. Our common cause is to further gender-aware and
inclusive economic inquiry and policy analysis with the goal of enhancing the well-being of children, women,
and men in local, national, and transnational communities.

By opening new areas of economic inquiry, welcoming diverse voices, and encouraging critical exchanges,
IAFFE’s many activities and award-winning journal provide needed space for a variety of theoretical perspectives
and advance gender-based research on contemporary economics issues.

IAFFE Purposes

  • To foster dialogue and resource sharing among economists and others from all over the world who take feminist viewpoints
  • To advance feminist inquiry into economic issues
  • To educate economists, policy makers, and the general public on feminist points of view on economic issues
  • To foster evaluations of the underlying constructs of the economics discipline from feminist perspectives
  • To aid in expanding opportunities for women, and especially women from under represented groups, within economics
  • To promote interaction among researchers, activists, and policy makers in order to improve scholarship and policy
  • To encourage the inclusion of feminist perspectives in the economic classroom

IAFFE Activities

  • Organization of an annual conference to present current research, plan future research, and interact with economists and advocates with similar interests
  • Organization of sessions at national, regional, and international meetings of economists
  • Publication of a newsletter which reports on activities, opportunities, and resources of interest
  • Maintenance of an electronic mail network to provide quick and low-cost communication among subscribers interested in feminist economics
  • Compilation of bibliographies, course syllabi, and a list of working papers on feminist economics
  • Publication of a scholarly journal, Feminist Economics, to increase awareness of feminist research in economics

International Confederation of Associations For Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE)

Founded in 1993, ICAPE is a consortium of over 30 groups in economics working cooperatively to maintain diversity and innovation in methods, approaches, policy analyses, and higher education in the profession. This network of groups seeks to foster intellectual pluralism and a sense of collective purpose and strength among these heterodox organizations.

Further information can be obtained here.

International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs)

IDEAs has been established with the purpose of building a pluralist network of heterodox economists engaged in the teaching, research and application of critical analyses of economic development. While the organization will be South-based, the network will be open to all committed to developing more appropriate and progressive analysis of development challenges.

Concern with the development process has been central to the study of economics from its inception. However, the study of development economics, which emphasized structural change and systemic processes, has been increasingly marginalized in the teaching and study of economics.

Simultaneously, the policy approaches that emphasized market regulation and collective action (including government intervention) to promote sustainable growth with justice, human rights and democratic participation, have also lost ground in both developed and developing countries.

These processes have been associated with the rise to dominance of the neo-liberal paradigm propagated by political establishments in some developed countries through powerful multilateral economic institutions. Such hegemony has been accompanied by efforts to dismiss, discredit and displace at the policy level other theoretical and applied work in economics. And this is occurring in a context in which developing economies across the world are facing acute difficulties, partly induced (and often aggravated) by policies of adjustment, stabilization and liberalization simplistically derived from standard neo-liberal premises.

Since the current mainstream economic paradigm, as formulated by neo-liberal orthodoxy, has failed to achieve sustainable, equitable and participatory growth, it is believed necessary to build an international network of progressive economists engaged in the teaching, research and utilization of development economics.

The network's website can be accessed

International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE)

IIPPE was founded in 2006 with the aim of promoting political economy in and of itself but also through critical and constructive engagement with mainstream economics, heterodox alternatives, interdisciplinarity, and activism understood broadly as ranging across formulating progressive policy through to support for progressive movements. Thus, in terms of intellectual content and direction, we see ourselves as commanding and criticising mainstream economics, offering alternatives from within political economy, addressing the nature of contemporary capitalism and corresponding policy and applied issues, and drawing upon and contributing to the presence of political economy, and critique of “economics imperialism”, within other disciplines. Although we do expect Marxist political economy to have a strong presence and to be engaged with seriously as such by participants, IIPPE is a pluralistic forum where all progressive brands of political economy are welcome. We are keen, however, to avoid continuing sterile and academic controversy at the expense of more constructive engagement across theoretical, empirical and practical issues. Current intellectual retreats from the extremes, and agenda-setting postures, of postmodernism and neo-liberalism mean that prospects across the social sciences are more open than for a long time, and some lasting and significant influence can be exerted by concertedly promoting political economy both within academia across the social sciences and more widely.


The intention of IIPPE is to promote political economy, especially but not exclusively Marxist political economy, at a particularly opportune and appropriate moment. Within the discipline of economics itself, all heterodoxy has been marginalised, and engagement with alternatives is more or less proscribed. Across the other social sciences, though, interest in political economy is stronger than for a long time, especially in the wake of retreat from, and rejection of, the agendas set by neo-liberalism and postmodernism. This is evidenced by the strong interest in, and intellectual direction given to, “globalisation”, for example, as a way of characterising the realities of contemporary capitalism. Contribution to debate over contemporary capitalism will be a major element in IIPPE’s contribution. Especially in the wake of the global financial crisis, it will range over the nature and causes of the present structure, pace and dynamic of the accumulation of capital at global, national and sectoral levels as well as the implications for developing and transitional economies.

But it will also remain important to continue to hold a critical perspective on developments within mainstream economics, and especially its most recent aggressive attempts to colonise other social sciences. But the ranks of those trained within economics as a discipline and also critical of it are now sorely depleted with little prospect of them being replenished so intolerant is the discipline of alternatives. An important task is to draw upon critical reflection from within economics as much as is possible with dwindling resources. By the same token, there is an increasingly compelling need for political economy to be promoted within other disciplines and across fields and topics that have become perceived as non-economic in light of the strength of interdisciplinary boundaries and an understandable hostility to economics itself as a discipline. For this reason, apart from sustaining a critique of mainstream economics, we wish both to assess and advance political economy as it is now but also to address and engage with its presence across the other social sciences. We believe it needs a stronger and more developed presence, without which the economics content of social science will become subject to capture by orthodoxy and/or arbitrary and fragmented heterodoxy. We are also keen to address the relationship between political economy and activism, broadly interpreted, especially in view of the drift in academia towards policy advice, consultancy and self-promoting publicity as the core forms taken by its external activity.

Our main goal is to establish and sustain a network of support for IIPPE, with our main activity being the setting up of a number of working groups around particular topics. These will run themselves subject to conforming to broader IIPPE aims and activities. We have also held an annual international research student workshop in political economy (the first in Crete in 2007 involved forty students from over a dozen countries, the second in Naples in 2008, involving over fifty students from even more countries, and a third projected to be held in Turkey in 2009). IIPPE formally launched at the Historical Materialism Conference at SOAS in November, also holding a numbers of panels of its own and a major support to other panels. It is projected to organise a major conference in 2010, and to launch both a book series and, ultimately, a journal. We already have a number of offers for special issues in leading journals. Our first Call for Papers is for a special issue of the journal “Forum for Social Economics” .

International Schumpeter Society

The International Joseph Alois Schumpeter Society has at its aim the scientific study of the problems of development, primarly in advanced economies. Following the ideas of Schumpeter it conceives of development as the combination of growth and structural change broadly defined. It intends, therefore, to concentrate on the dynamics of structural change, its origins and effects in all its aspects: the role of the dynamic entrepreneur, income distribution, technical change, employment etc. It also considers political and social problems of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial history. The ISS sees as its primary aim the fostering of knowledge. While it has no objection to being useful for economic policy research, it wishes to avoid an a priori commitment to any particular political point of view and is, therefore, open to research by scholars of all scholarly traditions provided it is scientifically sound and non-ideological as defined by Schumpeter: that it respects facts as they are and behave and not as one wishes them to be or behave.

The ISS carries out its aims in the following manner: It organizes and helps finance international symposia on topics within the general purview of its aims. It is interested in the completion of the publication of Schumpeter's writings and of furthering Schumpeterian studies. It helps to finance the publication of the results of the research in conference proceedings. It publishes the results of the research in the Journal of Evolutionary Economics. It awards prizes in recognition of recent scholarly contributions related to Schumpeter.

The Society's website can be accessed here.

International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)

The ISEE was founded in 1989. The Society assists its members and ecological economists, regional societies of ecological economics, related societies, and other organizations in such matters of common concern as can be dealt with more effectively by united action. To this end, the Society publishes a research journal, books, and other materials; holds and sponsors scientific meetings; develops educational materials; and facilitates a voice for ecological economists in public forums.

Further information can be obtained here.

Post-Keynesian Economics Study Group (PKSG)

PKSG was founded in 1988 by Philip Arestis and Victoria Chick with the support of the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The purpose of the Study Group is to encourage collaboration among scholars and students of post-Keynesian economics, defined broadly as a theoretical approach that draws upon the work of Keynes, Kalecki, Joan Robinson, Kaldor, Kahn and Sraffa. This approach is distinguished by the central role of the principle of effective demand (that demand matters in the long run) and an insistence that history, social structure and institutional practice be embodied in its theory and reflected in its policy recommendations. These aims broadly correspond to those of Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Review of Keynesian Economics, Review of Political Economy and European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention.

Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE)

SABE welcomes the use of psychology, sociology, history, political science, biology, and other disciplines to assist in furthering our understanding of economic choice. SABE accepts and encourages economic analysis based on behavioral assumptions that challenge the basic premises of the neoclassical paradigm, or, alternatively accept those premises. SABE members consider the optimizing assumptions of neoclassical theory to represent an extreme but at times a useful subset of possible assumptions about economic behavior.

Further information can be obtained here.

Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)

Founded in 1989, the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) is an international, inter-disciplinary organization with members in over 50 countries on five continents. The academic disciplines represented in SASE include economics, sociology, political science, management, psychology, law, history, and philosophy.

Further information can be obtained here.

Society for the Development of Austrian Economics (SDAE)

Formed in 1996, the SDAE has over 100 members in a number of countries world-wide. Our goal is to advance the ideas of Menger, Mises, and Hayek and other economists of the Austrian school through both internal development and interaction with the ideas of other related approaches to economics. We sponsor numerous panels and hold an annual meeting and dinner as part of the Southern Economic Association meetings, in addition to providing members with a discount on The Review of Austrian Economics.

Further information can be found here.

Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE)

The Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE) is a membership organization of academics and activists who share an interest in a radical analysis of political and economic topics. Since its founding in 1968, URPE's members have used this analysis to advance various progressive social agendas. URPE publishes the Review of Radical Political Economics, runs a set of presentations at the academic professional meetings of the Allied Social Sciences Associations and the Eastern Economic Associatoin, and sponsors a resource/speakers bureau called Economy Connections. Its members are active in a wide variety of professional and activist projects.

World Association for Political Economy (WAPE)

WAPE is an international civilian academic organization founded on open, non-profit and voluntary basis by Marxian Economists and related groups all around the world. The academic basis and tenet of WAPE include, insisting the core of the Marxian economics paradigms such as the labor theory of value, the superiority of public ownership and the theory of socialism and communism. The mission of WAPE is passing down, developing and carrying forward Marxian economics; utilizing modern Marxian economics to analyze and study the world economy, reveal the law of development and its mechanism, offer proper policies to promote the economic and social improvement on the national and global level, so as to improve the welfare of all the people in the world.

Further information can be obtained here.

World Economics Association (WEA)

The World Economics Association (WEA) was launched on May 16, 2011. It fills a gap in the international community of economists — the absence of a truly international, inclusive, pluralist, professional association. The American Economic Association and UK’s Royal Economic Society provide broad associations mainly for their country’s economists. The WEA will do the same for the world’s community of economists, while promoting a pluralism of approaches to economic analysis.

The WEA welcomes, as members, non-economists interested in economics and its relationship with their own field of interest.

To this end, the WEA will initially publish online three quarterly journals and host online conferences. Online subscriptions are free to members (a fee will be charged for print copies). The anticipated size of the WEA’s membership means that its journals will have one of the largest readerships of any in the world.

World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR)

Institutions are the stuff of social and economic life. Institutions, broadly defined as systems of established social rules, are key factors in explaining human well-being, economic performance and social evolution. Officially launched in October 2013 WINIR brings together researchers in all disciplines who are devoted to the study of the nature, function, evolution, and impact of the institutions and organisations of economic and social life.

WINIR organises conferences, workshops, and hosted conference sessions around the world. All WINIR events are explicitly about institutions (or organisations), and/or address institutional thought, from any academic discipline.

Further information can be found here.

Local and Regional Associations in Heterodox Economics

Association Recherche & Regulation

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Further information can be found here.

Association d’Economie Politique (aEp)

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Further information can be obtained here.

Association for Economics and Social Analysis (AESA)

The Association for Economic and Social Analysis (AESA), a non-profit educational organization located at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was started in the late 1970s as a way of bringing together a small group of graduate students and faculty members to engage in discussions and debates concerning Marxian theory and, perhaps eventually, to publish a journal. Over the years it has grown to over 100 members, located across the United States and around the globe. In 1988 AESA officially launched the publication of Rethinking Marxism a journal of economics, culture, and society. Its activities also now include holding monthly seminars and sponsoring conferences at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and, in conjunction with the editors of RM, organizing large international conferences, such as the recent gala: Marxism and the World Stage.

Further information can be obtained here.

Association pour le Developpement Des Estudes Keynesiennes (ADEK)

French Association for the Development of Keynesian Studies.

Australian Society of Heterodox Economists (SHE)

The Society of Heterodox Economists (SHE) represents a gathering of economists outside the mainstream, who believe that the study of the discipline of economics goes beyond the study of mainstream theory in its present state of development and the application of purely quantitative techniques to the formation of judgments on qualitative questions. To actively promote our view that awareness of a variety of economics theories is a requirement of professional competence, we have established a structure around the Society of Heterodox Economists which would provide a formal body to lobby on behalf of heterodox economists.

Further information can be found here.

Brazilian Keynesian Association (AKB)

Associa o Keynesiana Brasileira (AKB) uma sociedade civil, sem fins lucrativos, aberta a filia es individuais e institucionais, que tem como objetivo desenvolver o conhecimento da teoria e da economia Keynesiana, entendida como cincia social, mediante: (i) a cria o de um f rum cient fico em nvel nacional para o debate das quest o es de economia Keynesiana; (ii) a promo o, amplia o e fortalecimento do interc mbio entre os estudiosos da teoria e da economia keynesiana e das disciplinas correlatas, tais como Filosofia, Poltica, Hist ria e Sociologia; (iii) a promo o de encontros, congressos, confer ncias, cursos e atividades de atualiza o; e (iv) a divulga o de livros e peri dicos relacionados tem tica Keynesiana.

Here is a link to the AKB's facebook page.

Cambridge Institute for Dialectical Studies (CIDS)

Cambridge Institute for Dialectical Studies is a New York-based institution to promote intellectual pluralism in economics. It brings together a number of renowned scholars from Harvard University to offer programs, workshops and colloquia that are unconventionally designed to endorse dialectical discussions.

More information is available here:

Cambridge Political Economy Society (CPES)

The Cambridge Political Economy Society, founded in the 1970s, aims to advance the education of the public in political economy and related matters, and to promote research in matters pertaining to political economy and to publish the useful results of such research. To this end the Society publishes the Cambridge Journal of Economics, the Cambridge Journal of Regions,Economy and Society and Contributions to Political Economy.

Further information can be found here.

Cambridge Social Ontology Group (CSOG)

The Cambridge Social Ontology Group has been formed with the aim of pursuing social ontology, the systematic study of the nature and basic structure of social reality. A motivating belief is that there is much to be gained not only from the determination of new social categories, where appropriate, but also from the systematic study and elaboration of such familiar categories as process, change, difference, gender, race, space, time, law, internal-relationality, open and closed systems, value, money, markets, firms, regions, power, authority, trust, testimony, institutions, norms, rules, custom, convention, profit, output, income, wealth, identity, individual, social evolution, development, human flourishing, probability, society and economy.

Further information can be obtained here.

Critical Political Economy Research Network

The network brings together critical scholarship on political economy. Our interests are rooted in but not limited to European political economies. It is a platform to promote and facilitate such research endeavours, to reassert the critical political economy perspective in European Sociology and European social science in general, and to promote critical and emancipatory scholarship in Europe. The network was established in 2005 and is a member of the European Sociological Association (ESA).

Further information can be obtained here.

Foundations for European Economics Development (FEED)

The aim of FEED is to make economics more relevant, less an exercise in mathematical technique for its own sake, and more able to deal with real-world problems. Since its foundation in 1990, and with the support of several of Europe s leading economists, FEED has funded research and education throughout Europe in broader and more relevant approaches to economics.

Further information can be found here.

French Association for Political Economy (FAPE)

German Association for Political Economy-Arbeitskreis Politische Ökonomie

Nach einer auseinandersetzungsreichen Tagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik Anfang der 70-er Jahre über Macht und ökonomisches Gesetz gründeten kritische WirtschaftswissenschaftlerInnen eine eigene Vereinigung. Die damalige zentrale Auseinandersetzung mit der wiederentdeckten Marxschen Theorie aufgreifend nannten sie sich Arbeitskreis Politische Ökonomie, wobei das theoretische Spektrum von Anfang an weit gefasst war, und auch keynesianische, kritische neoklassische wie institutionelle VertreterInnen aufwies.

Hauptaufgabe war und ist es, in halbjährlichen Tagungen zu wechselnden Themen eine alternative Wissenschaftsaneignung durch eine offene Diskursatmosphäre zu ermöglichen. Heute hat der Arbeitskreis mehr als 150 Mitglieder aus verschiedenen Sozial-und Wirtschaftswissenschaften und kann auf eine ber 30jährige Geschichte erfolgreicher Tagungsaktivität mit einer Vielzahl von Publikationen zurückblicken.

Further information can be found here.

German Keynes Society--Keynes-Gesellschaft

Die Keynes-Gesellschaft hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, die Diskussion und die Verbreitung der wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse von John Maynard Keynes, dem bedeutendsten konom des 20. Jahrhunderts, der von 1883 – 1946 lebte, sowie der darauf aufbauenden Theorien zu fördern. Ihr wichtigstes Instrument dafür ist ihr Informationsangebot im Internet. Informationen ber Keynes und seine Theorien sind insbesondere für die nachwachsenden Studentengenerationen dringend notwendig, weil in Zeitungen, in Lehrbüchern und in der Lehre an vielen – vor allem deutschsprachigen – Universitäten die keynesianische Ökonomie und die Ökonomie von Keynes nur sehr stiefmütterlich behandelt und häufig verw ssert oder verfälscht dargestellt werden. Sie wird häufig irrigerweise als eine spezielle Theorie dargestellt, die nur für tiefe Depressionen oder nur in der sehr kurzen Frist gültig ist. Daher ist die Theorie von Keynes inzwischen keineswegs jedem Absolventen einer wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät vertraut. Aus diesen Gründen wollen wir allen Interessierten ber das Internet einen Zugang zu Keynes eröffnen, damit sie sich selbst ein Urteil bilden können. Darüber hinaus veranstaltet die Gesellschaft wissenschaftliche Tagungen und vergibt Preise für wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Forschungsarbeiten sowie für Wirtschaftspublizistik.

Further information is available here.

IDEAs International Development Economics Associates

IDEAs has been established with the purpose of building a pluralist network of heterodox economists engaged in the teaching, research and application of critical analyses of economic development. While the organization will be South-based, the network will be open to all committed to developing more appropriate and progressive analysis of development challenges.

Further information can be found here.

Japan Association for Evolutionary Economics (JAFEE)

Japan Association for Evolutionary Economics (JAFEE) was founded in 1997 and currently has more than 500 members with heterogeneous background, economics, business science, law, sociology, history, physics, biology, engineering and mathematics. Primary aim of our association is to make a breakthrough of economics and to find a new way of market economy. We held a conference twice a year, publish academic journal and develop young scholars. Moreover, we are going on international conversation and research programs.

Further information can be obtained here.

Japan Society of Political Economy (JSPE)

The Japan Society of Political Economy is an interdisciplinary association devoted to the study, development, and application of Marxian political economy to social problems. JSPE was founded in 1959 and since then has played a central role in the academic study of political economy. JSPE is one of the registered Academic Societies of The Science Council of Japan.

Further information can be found here.

Japanese Society for Post Keynesian Economics (JSPKE)

The Japanese Society for Post Keynesian Economics was established in April 1980 in order to promote the researches on Post Keynesian Economics in Japan and to activate communications among scholars who have interests in Post Keynesian Economics. The Society holds seminars(or Meetings) about three times a year.

Further information can be found here.

Keynes Society Japan (KSJ)

Here is a link to their website (in Japanese).

Korean Association for Political Economy (KAPE)

KAPE (formerly, Korea Social and Economic Studies Association KSESA) was founded in 1987. KAPE publishes the Review of Social & Economics Studies two times a year.

Further information can be found here.

Network for Plural Economics (NPE)

The “Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V.” (Network for Plural Economics, NPE) is a coalition of students, lecturers and researchers in economics who are deeply concerned about the current state of their discipline. Economics in Germany is dominated by a monoculture of thought that structurally prevents different approaches from being addressed in the research and teaching of economics, proposes one-sided policies, and limits the thinking of the next generation of decision makers.

The Network intends to promote pluralism of economic theories, to highlight the solution of real-world problems, and to enhance self-criticism and openness among economists. The Network deliberately goes beyond the scope of professional discussions among economists and tries to involve civil society, politics, and the general public.

More information about the network is available here.

Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM)

Since 1996 the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM) has existed as a platform for analysis, research and discussion of macroeconomic issues. It is primarily based in Germany and Austria but cooperates closely with similar networks in other countries, particular in Europe. The Network is concerned to promote the revival and development of macroeconomic approaches which have tended to be eclipsed since the 1970s, especially in Germany, as a result of the dominance of neoclassical, monetarist and supply-side approaches. The Network aims to be both a platform for discussions about economic theory as well as a forum for economic policy debates: Macroeconomic theory is seen as the basis for policies which aim at high employment, environmentally sustainable growth, price stability, reduced inequality, and the elimination of poverty. In particular, the Network seeks to promote an exchange between competing theoretical paradigms.

Further information can be found here.

Research Network on Innovation

The Research Network on Innovation (RRI) was established in 2007 by economists and management of innovation scholars, across different universities and institutions in France and abroad. The Research Network on Innovation aims at promoting the production and the diffusion of knowledge on the information society and the economy of knowledge and innovation, notably through inter-university relationships and also between the worlds of research and of the enterprise. The network develops common research projects, consulting activities, editorial activities and organizes scientific events.

Further information can be obtained here.

Rethinking Economics

Rethinking Economics is a network of member groups from the UK, USA, India, Italy, Israel, Brazil, and Chile. We bring together students and non-students alike. We are made up not only of academics, but also of professionals and concerned citizens. Our mission is to diversify, demystify, and reinvigorate economics. We believe strongly in a pluralist, open, interdisciplinary economics for the 21st century. We organise as horizontal network and welcome new ideas and new groups or individuals to join in the rethinking. The first Rethinking Economics conference was organised by students in Tübingen, Germany in 2012. We were founded as a network of groups in 2013, starting from the London School of Economics, Manchester Post-Crash Economics Society, UCL Better Economics Society, and Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism. Since then the network has been growing rapidly.

If you wish to get in touch with any of the member groups, please check their website, or email to

Sociedade Brasileira de Economia Politica-Brazilian Society of Political Economy (SEP)

A Sociedade Brasileira de Economia Poltica (SEP) foi criada em junho de 1996, durante a realiza o do I Encontro Nacional de Economia Cl ssica e Pol tica, na Universidade Federal Fluminense, em Niter i (RJ). Ao final desse Encontro foi realizada a assembl ia de funda o da SEP, que aprovou seus estatutos e elegeu sua primeira diretoria. A SEP uma sociedade civil sem fins lucrativos, que tem por objetivo primordial garantir um espa o ampliado de discuss o a todas as correntes te ricas e reas de trabalho que entendam a economia como uma cincia inescapavelmente social e que, por isso, tenham na crtica ao mainstream seu elemento comum.

Further information can be obtained here.

Associations dedicated to the History of Economic Thought

European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET)

The European Society for the History of Economic Thought promotes:

  • the teaching and research in the history of economic thought in Europe, taking into account different traditions and languages,
  • the co-operation with European national economic societies and organisations in the history of economic thought,
  • the communications and exchange of ideas amongst European teachers and researchers in the history of economic thought, including the organisation of conferences, seminars and summer schools,
  • the establishment of links with national economic societies and organisations for the history of economic thought outside Europe,
  • the introduction of innovative methods in the teaching of the history of economic thought,
  • the collaboration in researches in the history of economic thought on a European basis.

Further information can be obtained here.

History of Economics Society of Australia (HETSA)

The History of Economic Thought Society was founded in 1981. It publishes the History of Economics Review, a refereed and ECONLIT listed biannual journal.

Further information can be obtained here.

History of Economics Society

Since its formal establishment in 1974, the History of Economics Society has committed itself to encouraging interest, fostering scholarship, and promoting discussion among scholars and professionals in the field of the history of economics. The society is an international organization that publishes the Journal of the History of Economic Thought in conjunction with Cambridge University Press, sponsors an online collection of working papers under the name of the SSRN History of Economics eJournal, supports with other societies the SHOE email list hosted by York University, provides grants as part of the Samuels Young Scholars Program, and is a contributing partner to new initiatives.

Further information is available here.

Japanese Society for History of Economic Thought (JSHET)

JSHET was established in April 1950 mainly for two purposes; (1) to promote the study of the history of economics, and the history of social and economic thought, and (2) to foster the international and internal exchange for its members. It holds the annual nationwide meeting and several local meetings in four regional branches, Tohoku, Kanto, Kansai and Seinan.

Further information can be obtained here.

The History of Economic Thought Society

The History of Economic Thought Society (THETS) is one of the longest established groups of scholars with an interest in the history of economic thought.

The Society organises an annual conference in September, and regularly publishes book reviews on this website. Other Society activites include curation of an online archive, and representation of the professional interests of historians of economic thought on national and international level, in close collaboration with other learned societies and allied organisations.

Further information can be found here.

Heterodox Research Centers

Argentina Institute for Economic Development

The Argentine Institute for Economic Development (IADE) is a non-profit civilian association (Argentina) by a group of professors, professionals, technicians, members of cooperatives and entrepreneurs with the aim of promoting, realising and spreading studies, debates and research.

Its aim is to analyze the social, economic and political stucture of Argentina with a heterodox focus from social sciences in a regional and global framework, and to debate proposals related to achieving a national development which is independent and self-sustained, in order to achieve a more fair society with an equitable distribution of wealth and political sovereignty.

Further information can be found here.

BISA International Political Economy Group (IPEG)

IPEG, short for International Political Economy Group, was formed in 1971 on the initiative of Susan Strange, then with the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House. It received a limited amount of funding from the Economic and Social Research Council of the UK in 1974, and became affiliated with the British International Studies Association (BISA) after that organisation was founded in 1974. IPEG has functioned continuously since 1971 except for a brief interval in the late 1980s , and counts among its past Convenors the likes of Susan Strange, Fred Hirsch, Roger Tooze, Geoffrey Underhill, Randall Germain, Rorden Wilkinson, and Nicola Phillips. Paul Langley has been Convenor since June 2005.

Further information can be found here.

Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity

The Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity is an independent public policy think-tank dedicated to the promotion of interdisciplinary research in the service of an improved quality of life for all members of society. We believe that providing decent employment opportunities for everyone ready, willing and able to work at a socially established living wage is an institutional prerequisite for social justice and sustainable prosperity. “Sustainable prosperity” is conceived here holistically, to encompass the physical, mental, environmental, financial, educational and civic wellbeing of all individuals, families, neighborhoods, and regions throughout the world.

Further information can be found here.

Center for Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE)

The Centre of Full Employment and Equity (known as CofFEE) is an official research centre at the University of Newcastle and seeks to promote research aimed at restoring full employment and achieving an economy that delivers equitable outcomes for all.

Further information can be found here.

Center for History of Political Economy at Duke University

The mission of the Center for the History of Political Economy is to promote and support research in, and the teaching of, the history of economics. It supports an active Fellowship and Visiting Scholars program, a regular Workshop series, a Hope Lunch series for the discussion of work in progress, special events, a summer Teaching Institute, and, with Duke University Press, the annual History of Political Economy conference. The Center was founded in 2008 with a significant grant from the John W. Pope Foundation.

More information can be found here.

Centro Sraffa

The aims of the Centro di Ricerche e Documentazione Piero Sraffa are to foster research based on the approach of the Classical economists, from the Physiocrats and Adam Smith to Ricardo, as taken up and developed by Piero Sraffa and subsequent authors, and to stimulate debate in both the theoretical and the applied spheres with other schools of contemporary economic analysis. As an essential part of the reconstruction of political economy along these lines, the Centro Sraffa also promotes the study of economic realities and policies in their social and institutional contexts.

More information can be found here.

Global Economic Governance Initiative (GEGI) at Boston University

The Global Economic Governance Initiative (GEGI) is a research program at Boston University. It was founded in 2008 to advance policy-relevant knowledge about governance for financial stability, human development, and the environment.

More information can be obtained here.

Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of Economy (ICAE) at the Johannes Kepler University Linz

The Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of Economy was established at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz in the Autumn of 2009 almost exactly one year after the crash of commercial finance. It is an externally funded research institute with a focus on on the causes and background of the economic crisis. The institute prefers an interdisciplinary approach, embedding the economy as a whole into the complex of the social areas of academics, politics and the media. Socio-economic theories in the tradition of Thorstein Veblen, Max Weber, Joseph A. Schumpeter or John Maynard Keynes serves as an inspiration for this, as does the vast area of heterodox economics. The Institute sees economics as a social science which is aware of its macroeconomic and sociological foundations and which axiomatically opposes the idea that market processes represent natural orders.

Further information can be found here.

Institute for International Political Economy (IPE) at the Berlin School of Economics and Law

The Berlin Institute for International Political Economy (IPE) is concerned with the relation between the economy and political power in a globalised world, and the social implications that this raises. The recurrence of serious financial crises, rising social inequality and a disregard for human rights indicate that conflicts involving economic and political interests have become more acute. This raises many urgent questions about the types of political and social regulation of the economy that would be desirable. In addition, since globalisation has depended on energy generated from non-renewable fossil fuels which poses a serious threat to the global climate, international political economy must be complemented by an international political ecology.

The IPE aims to promote interdisciplinary research drawing on economics, political science and sociology to deepen our understanding of these issues, and to make the results of this research available to individuals and groups who are active in political, social and economic initiatives.

Further information can be found here.

Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)

Founded in October 2009 with a $50 million pledge by George Soros, the New York City-based Institute for New Economic Thinking is a nonprofit organization providing fresh insight and thinking to promote changes in economic theory and practice through conferences, grants and education initiatives.

The Institute recognizes problems and inadequacies within our current economic system and the modes of thought used to comprehend recent and past catastrophic developments in the world economy. The Institute embraces the professional responsibility to think beyond these inadequate methods and models and will support the emergence of new paradigms in the understanding of economic processes.
The Institute firmly believes in empowering the next generation, providing the proper guidance as we challenge outdated approaches with innovative and ethical economic strategy.

Further information can be found here.

International Centre of Research and Information on the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy (CIRIEC)

CIRIEC (International Centre of Research and Information on the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy) is a non-governmental international scientific organization. Its objectives are to undertake and promote the collection of information, scientific research, and the publication of works on economic sectors and activities oriented towards the service of the general and collective interest:

  • action by the State and the local and regional public authorities in economic fields (economic policy, regulation);
  • public utilities;
  • public and mixed enterprises at the national, regional and municipal levels;
  • the so-called “social economy” (not-for-profit economy, cooperatives, mutuals, and non-profit organizations); etc.

In these fields CIRIEC develops activities of interest for both managers and researchers.

Further information can be found here.

International Economic Policy Institute at the George Washington University

The International Economic Policy Institute is a bilingual, non-partisan, non-profit policy Institute at Laurentian University, Ontario (Canada), which seeks to offer critical thinking on the most relevant economic and social policies in Canada and around the world. In particular, the institutes mission is to explore themes related to macroeconomic policies, globalization and development issues, and income distribution and employment policies. Our overall concern is with the social and economic dignity of the human being and his/her role within the larger global community.

Further information can be found here.

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, founded in 1986 through the generous support of Bard College trustee Leon Levy, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization. The Levy Institute is independent of any political or other affiliation, and encourages diversity of opinion in the examination of economic policy issues while striving to transform ideological arguments into informed debate.

Further information can be found here.

Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) at Hans Boeckler Foundation

The Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) is an independent academic institute within the Hans-Böckler-Foundation, a non-profit organisation fostering co-determination and promoting research and academic study. The Foundation is linked to the German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB).

The IMK was founded in 2005 to strengthen the macroeconomic perspective both in economic research and in the economic policy debate. The IMK analyses business cycle developments and conducts economic policy research, notably on fiscal and monetary policy, labour markets, income distribution and financial markets. The Institute seeks to address the challenges facing macroeconomics and economic policy in the wake of the global financial crisis.

Further information can be found here.

Marx Dialectical Studies

Marx Dialectical Studies is a cultural institute with two main goals. Our association is conceived as a reference point for those who mean to inquiry into Marx's thought with solid philological background (MEGA2) and critical methodology (dialectics). In a first period, our activity will mainly be on the internet and will focus on book and article reviews. Later, classes and seminars dedicated to Marx, Hegel and the historical debate will be organized.

Further information can be found here.

PRIME: Policy Research in Macroeconomics

The PRIME network is made up of a group of economists aware that conventional or mainstream economic theory has proved of almost no relevance to the ongoing and chronic failure of the global economy. We note the outstanding failure of current economic policy to provide society at large with work; or with policies to deal with the gravest threat facing us all: climate change. We are angered by the failure of mainstream economics to challenge the finance sector and believe this can be explained in part by its blind spot for the role of credit in the economy, and by the fatal error of drawing macroeconomic conclusions from microeconomic reasoning. As a result, economists, commentators and policymakers are repeatedly embarrassed by economic outcomes.

Further information can be found here.

Political Economy Research Group (PERG) at Kingston University

The Political Economy approach highlights the role of effective demand, institutions and social conflict in economic analysis and thereby builds on Austrian, Institutionalist, Keynesian and Marxist traditions. Economic processes are perceived to be embedded in social relations that must be analysed in the context of historical considerations, power relations and social norms. As a consequence, a broad range of methodological approaches is employed, and cooperation with other disciplines, including history, law, sociology and other social sciences, is necessary.

Further information can be found here.

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at UMASS-Amherst

The Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) promotes human and ecological well-being through our original research. Our approach is to translate what we learn into workable policy proposals that are capable of improving life on our planet today and in the future. In the words of the late Professor Robert Heilbroner, we at PERI “strive to make a workable science out of morality.”

Established in 1998, PERI is an independent unit of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with close ties to the Department of Economics. PERI staff frequently work collaboratively with faculty members and graduate students from the University of Massachusetts, and other economists from around the world. Many of these colleagues have become PERI Research Associates. Since its founding, PERI has become a leading source of research and policy initiatives on issues of globalization, unemployment, financial market instability, central bank policy, living wages and decent work, and the economics of peace, development, and the environment.

Further information can be found here.

Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) at New School

The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) is an economic policy research think tank located within the department of economics at The New School for Social Research. SCEPA works with New School economists and researchers to focus public debate on the role government can and should play in the economy to raise living standards, create economic security, and attain full employment. With a focus on collaboration and outreach, it provides original, standards-based research on key policy issues to empower policymakers and create positive change.

Further information can be found here.

Organizations connecting research and activism

Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions (AIRLEAP)

The Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions (AIRLEAP) is a non-profit organization. We are incorporated in the state of Virginia, in the United States, but our audience, and the relevance of the topics that we address, are worldwide.

We are deeply concerned about the issues of integrity and responsible leadership in economics as they relate to economic discourse, economic decision making, and the career development of economists and related professionals.

Further information can be found here.

Brazilian Institute for Full Employment

Several months ago, the Brazilian Institute for Full Employment joined EFE as an institutional member. At that time I shared with the members of the network information and documentsregarding the Brazilian Campaign for Zero Unemployment. We are very happy to announce that a lot of progress has since been made regarding a proposal for the creation of the Brazilian Job Guarantee Programme. In the past months, broadly based consultations with civil society organizations, members of government, trade unions and economists in Brazil have resulted in enthusiastic endorsement for such a policy intervention. To further discuss this initiative we have organized the First Citizen City International Symposium on ELR. This public dialogue forum, supported by the National Development Bank of Brazil, is scheduled to take place in Rio, March 9-10. For details please visit theEFE website. In conclusion, we wish to acknowledge the contributions of the network of Economists for Full Employment, which have enabled us to make important connections with economists, policy makers and advisors from around the world.

Further information can be obtained here.

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)

CCPA offers an alternative to the message that we have no choice about the policies that affect our lives. Undertakes research on issues of social and economic justice. Produces research reports, books, opinion pieces, fact sheets and other publications, including The Monitor, a monthly digest of progressive research and opinion.

Further information can be obtained be here.

Center for Global Justice

On the global as well as the local levels, progressive social movements are struggling for social justice against corporate globalization, sexism, racism, environmental destruction, poverty and war. Above all, they struggle against inequality and exploitation. Mobilizing a rising tide of people of all ages, nationalities and social identities, classes, faiths, the social movements of our time are raising the consciousness of men and women in both the First and Third Worlds. They are finding that the existing social order neither meets their interests nor the kind of society in which they wish to live. Their protest is not only a rejection of what exists but also an expression of faith that another world is possible.

Further information can be obtained here.

Center for Progressive Reform

CPR believes sensible safeguards in these areas serve important shared values, including doing the best we can to prevent harm to people and the environment, distributing environmental harms and benefits fairly, and protecting the earth for future generations. CPR rejects the view that the economic efficiency of private markets should be the only value used to guide government action. Rather, CPR supports thoughtful government action and reform to advance the well-being of human life and the environment. Additionally, CPR believes people play a crucial role in ensuring both private and public sector decisions that result in improved protection of consumers, public health and safety, and the environment. Accordingly, CPR supports ready public access to the courts, enhanced public participation, and improved public access to information.
to public scrutiny.

Further information can be found here.

Chicago Political Economy Group

The Chicago Political Economy Groups mission is to provide research, writing and speaking to advance the goal of economic and social justice. We are labor and community activists, academics, and others interested in political economic analysis and related progressive policies.

Further information can be found here.

Conference of Socialist Economists (CSE)

The Conference of Socialist Economists (CSE) is an international, democratic membership organisation committed to developing a materialist critique of capitalism, unconstrained by conventional academic divisions between subjects. CSE has organised and supported conferences and seminars and publishes Capital & Class three times a year.

Further information can be obtained here.

Council of Georgist Organizations

Their webpage can be found here.

Democracy at Work

Democracy at Work is a project, begun in 2010, that aims to build a social movement. The movement s goal is transition to a new society whose productive enterprises (offices, factories, and stores) will mostly be WSDE s, a true economic democracy. The WSDEs would partner equally with similarly organized residential communities they interact with at the local, regional, and national levels (and hopefully international as well). That partnership would form the basis of genuine participatory democracy.

Further information can be found here.

Economic Policy Institute (EPI)

EPI, a non-profit, non-partisan think tank, was created in 1986 to broaden discussions about economic policy to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers. EPI believes every working person deserves a good job with fair pay, affordable health care, and retirement security. To achieve this goal, EPI conducts research and analysis on the economic status of working America. EPI proposes public policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers and assesses policies with respect to how they affect those workers.

Further information can be found here.

Economics for Equity and the Environment Network

Economics for Equity and the Environment Network (E3) has launched a new website to demonstrate the weight of economic analysis in the peer reviewed literature that supports immediate, large-scale policy responses to the climate crisis. The Real Climate Economics website offers a reader s guide to the real economics of climate change, an emerging body of scholarship that is consistent with the urgency of the problem as seen from a climate science perspective.

The website can be accessed here.

Foundations for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)

FEPS is a newly created European progressive foundation. Close to the Party of European Socialists (PES) but nevertheless independent, FEPS embodies a new way of thinking on the European labour, socialist and social-democratic scene. FEPS intends to establish an intellectual crossroad between social democracy and the European project, putting fresh thinking at the core of its action, which will be divided into the following axes: debate, reflection, training and communication.

Further information can be obtained here.

Green Economics Institute

The website of the initiative can be found here.

Institut de Recherche et d Informations Socio-economiques (IRIS)

An institute organized by graduate students in Quebec in order to participate in economic debates in the media.

Their website can be accessed here.

International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics

In 2014, we founded the International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics (ISIPE) as a coalition of 65 Economics student groups from 30 countries; today we are 82 student groups. While there has been some progress in last years, a lot remains to be done to bring about a fundamental change in the teaching of economics.

See the Call's page here.

National Jobs for All Coalition

The National Jobs for All Coalition is committed to building a new movement for full employment at livable wages. This goal unites a diverse group of otherwise divided, single-issue constituencies. The Coalition includes individuals and organizations with a wide range of interests workers , women s, children s and seniors rights, civil rights, and economic justice. Others work on health care, the environment, economic conversion, are academics, social workers and lawyers, artists or simply concerned individuals. The goals of all of us would be easier to reach if there were jobs for all at decent wages.

Further information can be found here.

New Economics Foundation

NEF is the UK's leading think tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice. Our aim is to transform the economy so that it works for people and the planet.

Further information can be found here.

Progressive Economics Forum (PEF)

The Progressive Economics Forum aims to promote the development of a progressive economics community in Canada. The PEF brings together over 200 progressive economists, working in universities, the labour movement, and activist research organizations.

Further information can be found here.

Reteaching Economics

The vast majority of universities teach only one school of thought: neoclassical economics. We think students deserve better. We are a diverse group of early career academics who are responding to the student campaign for greater pluralism in economics curricula.

To develop our response, we have set up an open network and invite early career academics to join us. We are interested in collaborating with other student, research and practitioner groups and look forward to hearing from you.

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Roosevelt Institute

Inspired by the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor, the Roosevelt Institute reimagines America as it should be: a place where hard work is rewarded, everyone participates, and everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. We believe that when the rules work against this vision, it’s our responsibility to recreate them.

Further information can be obtained here.

The socialist project

In Canada and the world today, there is an imperative for the Left to begin a sustained process of reflection, struggle and organizational re-groupment and experimentation. Neither capitalism nor neoliberalism will fade from the political landscape based on the momentum of their own contradictions and without the Left developing new political capacities. We encourage those who share this assessment to meet, debate and begin to make a contribution to a renewed socialist project in your union, school and community.

Access the project's website.

United for a Fair Economy

United for a Fair Economy is a national, independent, nonpartisan, organization. UFE raises awareness that concentrated wealth and power undermine the economy, corrupt democracy, deepen the racial divide, and tear communities apart. We support and help build social movements for greater equality.

Further information can be found here.