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Heterodox Economics Newsletter
Issue 112 | February 28, 2011
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From the Editors

In this issue we have good news, bad news, and sad news.

In the previous issue of the Newsletter, we announced a new NEP series in Heterodox Microeconomics. Three reports have been issued in February 2011 and currently 95 people are subscribing the NEP-HME list (to subscribe, visit http://lists.repec.org/mailman/listinfo/nep-hme). In the spirit of making heterodox research more visible and accessible, I [TJ] have recently created Heterodox Microeconomics Research Network. HMiRN is designed to promote teaching and research in heterodox microeconomics, including but not limited to Post Keynesian, Institutional, Feminist, Ecological, Behavioral, Marxian and Radical Political Economics. It is an open network. Anyone who has been contributing to the field of heterodox microeconomics, who is studying heterodox microeconomics, and who is interested in heterodox microeconomics can join this network. I believe that it is collaborative contributions that would render HMiRN informative and operational. Visit Heterodox Microeconomics Research Network here: http://heterodoxmicro.wikispaces.com/ and consider becoming a member.

As Editors of the Newsletter, we are on many mailing lists. On Feb. 24, The Faculty of Economics of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano posted a job announcement on the SHOE (Society for History of Economics) list. In the job posting, it was explicitly noted that

''To that purpose are welcome to apply candidates who have published at least two working papers with one of them publishable (i.e. it has received a revise-and-resubmit letter) in one of the journals in the list "Riviste di classe A" reported in the document available at http://istituti.unicatt.it/politica_economica_Requisiti_di_reclutamento_area_economica.pdf''.

In response to this job posting, Fred Lee pointed out that:

''...neither the A or B list of journals contain any journal in the history of economic thought/history of economics.  If publishing in such journals is not sufficient to gain the position advertised, then why is the advert being sent to this listserv.  In addition, the A classification of journals is all about mainstream economics, while the B classification of journals is, but 3-4 journals, also about mainstream journals.''

In the following email, Fabio Masini explains what is and will be happening in Italy:

''As noted, a strong discrimination towards our field is sistematically [sic] being pursued in most of our University Departments (one of the tools is exactly the making of lists where history-of-economics-journals are at the margins, which means that no research funds are distributed and that recruitment of young scholars is harder and harder), the autonomous status of the discipline will be cancelled out in the next few months, etc.'' (see above email exchanges and more here: https://listserv.yorku.ca/cgi-bin/wa?A1=ind1102d&L=shoe)

Such an attack on or discrimination of heterodox economics is not merely an Italian thing. It is happening everywhere. For example, see below a job advertisement by University of Exeter, UK:

''We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Economics from 1 September 2011. Applications are invited from academics in any area of economics ... The discipline places the highest emphasis on producing top quality research with recent research published in leading journals including the American Economic Review, Economic Journal, International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, European Economic Review, Games and Economic Behaviour, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Public Economics among many others.'' (from Hug Goodacre's email)

Hugh Goodacre wrote in the LONDON-HPE list (Feb. 26) that:

''This advert states that it is for “academics in any area of economics”, and yet it is drafted in such a way that it is perfectly obvious from its wording that it excludes those such as myself whose specialisms are not published in the extremely narrow range of periodicals the advert prioritises. I believe there may be an issue regarding advertising standards legislation here, and there is very clearly an issue of academic integrity.''

We think heterodox economists should be aware of what's going on in the discipline of economics around that world, and we should do something if it endangers the future of heterodox economics.  To this end, in our media section please see the letter published in The Guardian written by Mike Cushman, a non-economist research fellow at the LSE. Cushman writes,


"They [academic economists] were responsible for providing an intellectual gloss for reckless and maybe criminal behaviour. They did not rob the banks but they put the fuel in the getaway car. They circulated their legitimising patina in the house journals of their club: the leading economics journals beloved of the US and UK business schools...These journals, a key part of the conspiracy, continue to cast their shadow. It is almost impossible for economists to get employed or promoted in leading economics and management departments like LSE without publishing in these 'A-grade' journals. They are 'A-grade' because their articles are cited by 'A-grade' scholars – those who publish in these journals. "

Also in the media section you'll find an editorial by the Financial Times on the IMF's mea culpa regarding the financial crisis.

Lastly, we are very sad to inform you that Professor Gilles Dostaler (Université du Québec à Montréal) passed away on February 26. Please see a short obituary here. May he rest in peace.

In solidarity,

Tae-Hee Jo and Ted Schmidt, Editors

Email: heterodoxnews@gmail.com

Website: http://heterodoxnews.com

Table of Contents
Call for Papers
AHE 2011 Conference
2nd CES “Critical Economics” Summer School
CofFEE Conference 2011
IX Conference of the International Network for Economic Method
8th Euroframe Conference Economic Policy Issues in the European Union
European Society for Ecological Economics 2011: Pre-conference workshop
Gender, Sexuality and Political Economy
Governance Quality, Market Structure and Innovation: An International Conference
Herbsttagung Des Arbeitskreises Politische Oekonomie
14th Summer School on History of Economic Thought
43rd Annual UK History of Economic Thought Conference
Experiments in Economics, Experiments in Philosophy
Growth Dynamics in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA)
HES at ASSA 2012
Private Equity, Corporate Turbulence and Labour Regulation
Séminaire Hétérodoxies du CES
Seminar on Trade Union Renewal in Wroclaw
STOREP Annual Conference 2011
Call for Participants
Brown-Harvard Conference on Slavery and Capitalism
Cambridge Realist Workshop
City University London March Presentations
PKSG Keynes Seminar
Workshop: Diminishing Returns? Feminist Engagements with the Return to “the Commons"
SOAS University of London Seminar
St. Catharine's Political Economy Seminar
Strikes and Social Conflicts in the Twentieth Century
The Life, Letters & Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg
Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
Bucknell University, USA
Denison University, USA
International Labour Organization
Rice University, USA
Saint Mary's University, Canada
University of Puget Sound, USA
Conference Papers, Reports, and Articles
RMF Discussion Papers
PKSG Keynes Seminar Papers
UMASS Amherst Economics Department Working Papers
Heterodox Journals
The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 21(2): Dec. 2010
Economy and Society, 40(1): Feb. 2011
Historical Materialism, 18(4): 2010
International Socialist Review, 75: Jan/Feb 2011
Research in Political Economy, 26: 2010
Review of Social Economy, 69(1): March 2011
Revista de Economia Critica, 10: 2010
Science & Society, 75(1): Jan. 2011
Heterodox Newsletters
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Development Viewpoint #58
EPI News
Global Labour Column
Levy News
Revista Circus
Heterodox Books and Book Series
Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940
An Anatomy of the Financial Crisis: Blowing Tumbleweed
The Devil's Milk: A Social History of Rubber
Diagnosing the Philippine Economy Toward Inclusive Growth
The Economics of Financial Turbulence: Alternative Theories of Money and Finance
Environment and Economy
Essential Writings of Thorstein Veblen
India and the Global Financial Crisis: Managing Money and Finance
Looking Beyond the Individualism and Homo Economicus of Neoclassical Economics
Macroeconomic Policy Regimes in Western Industrial Countries
Moderatismo e Rivoluzione
Schumpeter's Evolutionary Economics
Why the Economists Got It Wrong: The Crisis and Its Cultural Roots
Why the World Economy Needs a Financial Crash and Other Critical Essays on Finance and Financial Economics
A World of Becoming
Heterodox Book Reviews
The Anti-Keynesian Tradition
Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World
Historical Materialism: Books to review
Marx and Philosophy
Heterodox Graduate Programs and Scholarships
American Institute for Economic Research Summer Fellowship
Joan Robinson Research Fellowship in Heterodox Economics
Summer Internship and Scholarship at INRS, Canada
University of Leicester School of Management
School of Business & Management and School of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London
Heterodox Web Sites and Associates
AFEE on Facebook
Heterodox Microeconomics Research Network (HMiRN)
The Social Economy Basel: "BonNetzBon"
MEGAdigital: Ökonomische Texte von Karl Marx im Internet
Heterodox Economics in the Media
Crash Was Fuelled by Academic Journals
The Crisis Isn't Remotely Over yet!
The IMF Goes to the Confessional
Scientists of the Subprime
Queries from Heterodox Economists
Support Radical Notes in India
For Your Information
Call for Nominations and Applications: Editor of Journal of Economic Issues
The Daniel Singer Prize
Gilles Dostaler Passed Away

Call for Papers

AHE 2011 Conference

Following the IIPPE initiative, the joint conference between IIPPE, the Association of Heterodox Economics (AHE) and the French Association of Political Economy (FAPE) is going to take place in Paris sometime in the beginning of Summer 2012. Details are yet to be fixed but we all expect it to be a big event where the future of heterodox economics and political economy will be discussed.

In anticipation of this major event we encourage IIPPE members to take part in the 13th Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics.

Economists of Tomorrow
13th Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics 6th-9th July 2011, Nottingham Trent University, UK www.ntu.ac.uk/AHEConference2011

Presenters include:
George DeMartino, Lynne Chester, Peter Earl, Alan Freeman, Fred Lee, Ioana Negru, Steven Pressman, Molly Scott Cato.

We are writing to you in anticipation of a successful joint AHE-FAPE-IIPPE Conference in Paris in 2012, in response to your welcome recent proposal. To advance our work on that conference, the AHE warmly invites you to participate in our 2011 Conference. This could take the form of whole sessions, submitting individual proposals, or suggesting keynote speakers. We have extended our deadline for abstracts from FAPE and IIPPE members to improve the prospects for this, and invite you to discuss how you would like to take part, and to circulate this call to your members.

Details Regarding Submission
Abstract should be submitted electronically to AHEConference@ntu.ac.uk. They should be less than one page in length with a brief informative title, a clear statement of the issue the proposed paper will address, its main points, and its argument.

The deadline for abstracts submitted from AFEP and IIPPE members has been extended to Saturday the 5th March 2011. AHE offers the option to include papers in one of several 'themes' which are listed below and if requested, this should be stated in the abstract. However, this is a guideline only and papers on any topic related to the conference theme are welcome. Proposers may also opt for their papers to be refereed. Please provide contact and affiliation details for all authors. If your paper is submitted in the name of more than one author, please indicate who will receive correspondence. The authors of successful abstracts will be notified, and must provide a complete paper by Thursday 12th May 2011 (refereed papers) or Thursday 26th May 2011 (non-refereed papers). Both abstracts and papers must either be in Word or PDF format.

Themes so far adopted are:
(1) Economics and ethics (plenary theme);
(2) Social classes, today and tomorrow;
(3) The nature of work in the globalised economy;
(4) Co-operative economics;
(5) Withstanding regulatory capture: a pluralist code of conduct for heterodox economists;
(6) The economics of education and the education of economics;
(7) Finance, value and futurity;
(8) Quantitative Marxism and capitalist dynamics.

For all queries please contact AHEconference@ntu.ac.uk.
If you would like to discuss alternative or additional proposals with us, please let us know.
To keep up-to-date with AHE activities subscribe to the AHE-ANNOUNCE mailing list (www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=AHE-ANNOUNCE) and visit www.hetecon.com.

Up-to-date information about the 2011 Conference can be found at www.ntu.ac.uk/AHEConference2011

2nd CES “Critical Economics” Summer School

12th-15th of July 2011 | Lousã, Portugal
"Environmental Values and Public Policies"

The CES “Critical Economics Summer School”, launched in 2009, brings together in annual meetings economists and other social scientists to discuss topics of shared interest. This series of summer schools aims at promoting a forum for critical research on the economy and in economics. The school is primarily intended for PhD students and post-doctoral researchers as well as young scholars.

This second edition of the Summer School is devoted to analyze how the growing relevance of environment, recognized as a “good” and as a “problem” of our societies, challenges public policy instruments and procedures that allow government policy on environmental issues to be made material and operational. These instruments and procedures are significantly relying on economic theories and expertise. The creation of environmental markets is one clear example of the importance of economic theory in shaping societal answers to the environmental crisis. The problem with economics applied to the environment is that economics has a specific and limited definition of the value of the environment. Through exploring the dimension of environmental value pluralism with insights coming from sociology and philosophy, we want to discuss the limits of existing economic instruments and procedures and explore alternative pathways (included conflict and participation) allowing for the taking into account of the various ways in which environments matter to people and to their communities.

The speakers will be invited to discuss three main topics:

1) Environmental values and valuation
We are interested in exploring economic valuation as one of the possible ways to value the environment. Philosophical and sociological approaches to the issue of the plurality of forms of valuing environment are here discussed. We are interested as well in the issue of how the plurality of forms of valuing environment can be composed in public decision processes, especially through deliberation.
2) Environmental markets
We are interested in exploring the socio-technical construction of environmental markets, and the instruments relying on environmental markets (like CBA), entering into the details of the operations of commensuration that are needed in order to create them and their limits in terms of neglecting value pluralism.
3) Public decision and the environment: participation and conflict
We are interested in discussing the complexity of public decision processes concerning environmental issues and the place for participation and conflict as active contributions to the reshaping of public policies.
Guest lecturers include John O’Neill from the University of Manchester (Manchester, UK), Laurent Thévenot from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France) and Clive Spash from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Vienna, Austria). CES Lecturers include José Maria Castro Caldas, João Rodrigues, Laura Centemeri, Stefania Barca.  Course language wil be English.

Interested PhD students, post-docs and early stage researchers are encouraged to apply by submitting a curriculum vitae and a two-page abstract of the proposed paper, together with the author’s contact details (Name, affiliation, email address) to criticaleconomics2011@ces.uc.pt .

Deadline for submissions is April 15th 2011.
Acceptance will be communicated by email by May 1st 2011.
Final papers are due by July 7th 2011.

The Summer School will be held at the Meliá Palácio da Lousã. Formerly Palace of Viscondessa do Espinhal, it is classified as Historical Heritage. It is located in Lousã's historical city center, with stunning views of Lousã Mountain.

FeeRegistration fee: 50 € for students and 150 € for non-students
Accommodation costs + meals from the night of the 11th of July to the afternoon of the 15th of July: 250 €

The organization may subsidize a small number of students, especially students coming from outside Europe. The decision will be based on the interest of the proposed paper and subject to proof of student status.

CofFEE Conference 2011

The Way Forward - Austerity or Stimulus?
University of Newcastle, Australia | 7-8 December 2011

The 13th Path to Full Employment/18th National Unemployment Conference will be held at the University of Newcastle from Wednesday, December 7, 2011 to Thursday, December 8, 2011.

The global economy is still stuck in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis in 80 years and the legacy has been tens of millions unemployed, a large proportion of productive capacity lying idle, and vast quantities of output and income foregone and lost forever. The political landscape seems divorced from this reality and instead of creating jobs, governments are seeking ways to impose fiscal austerity to reduce their budget deficits at a time when private spending is still mostly weak. The Conference will seek to explore the apparent contradictions of the policy stances that are now emerging amidst the global unemployment crisis.

While papers in any area of labour market analysis will be of interest, papers will be particularly welcome in the following research and policy areas:

Abstracts: Monday 11th July 2011 5pm
Refereed Papers: Monday 26th September 2011 (draft for refereeing process)
Final Non-Refereed Papers: Monday 31st October 2011

Contributions can be made to both the Refereed (peer reviewed) or Non -Refereed streams. Refereed papers will be included in a printed volume of conference proceedings (which will constitute a refereed conference paper under Australian government rules).

Those interested are asked to visit our website: http://e1.newcastle.edu.au/coffee/conferences/2011/Guidelines.cfm for the formatting requirements needed for the submission of papers as well as paper deadlines. Please submit your abstract to the CofFEE office: coffee@newcastle.edu.au

IX Conference of the International Network for Economic Method

2-3 September 2011 | Helsinki, Finland

The ninth INEM conference will be hosted by TINT (http://www.helsinki.fi/tint/) at the University of Helsinki. Proposals for contributed papers as well as symposia are welcome in all areas of economic methodology and cognate disciplines. Please send an abstract of 500-1500 words (for symposia 1500-3000 words) to aki.lehtinen@helsinki.fi. Attach contact details of the author (name, affiliation, email address) on a separate page.

The deadline for submissions is 1 April, 2011.
Acceptance will be communicated by 15 May, 2011.
Keynote speakers include
Daniel Hausman on “Some Misconceptions about Preferences”
Alan Kirman on "The Crisis in Economic Theory"

For further details about the conference, please visit http://www.econmethodology.org/

8th Euroframe Conference Economic Policy Issues in the European Union

Labour markets after the crisis: policy challenges for the EU economies
Friday, 10 June 2011, Helsinki, Finland | website

The EUROFRAME group of research institutes (CASE, CPB, DIW, ESRI, ETLA, IfW, NIESR, OFCE, PROMETEIA, WIFO) will hold its eighth annual Conference on Economic Policy Issues in the European Union in Helsinki on 10 June 2011. The aim of the conference is to provide an economic forum for debate on economic policy issues relevant in the European context.

The Conference will focus this year on EU labour markets. Labour markets have reacted in very different ways in the 2007-2009 crisis with unemployment rates reaching high levels in some countries while remaining almost unchanged in some others. Contributions should address issues related to: what were the impacts of structural features and reforms on EU labour market performances before the crisis? How did the crisis affect the EU labour markets (role of output, productivity, sector components and policy measures)? Will output growth be sufficient to bring unemployment rates back to their pre-crisis levels? Should policy measures be implemented to support job creation in the short-term? What structural reforms are needed in the longer-term? How to deal with young and older people employment issues? How to adapt the industrial structure in the EU in a global economy? What should be done to bring the EU economies towards full employment?

Submission Procedure
Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail until 4 March to catherine.mathieu@ofce.sciences-po.fr.

Abstracts (2 pages) should mention: title of communication, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, corresponding author's e-mail address, postal address, telephone number. Authors will be informed of the decision of the scientific committee by early April. Full papers should be received by e-mail by 23 May.

Scientific Committee
Karl Aiginger (WIFO), Kari Alho (ETLA), Alan Barrett (ESRI), Christian Dreger (DIW), Rob Euwals (CPB), Klaus-Jürgen Gern (IfW), Simon Kirby (NIESR), Paolo Onofri (PROMETEIA), Henri Sterdyniak (OFCE), Mateusz Walewski (CASE), Catherine Mathieu (OFCE, Scientific Secretary)

Local Organising Institute (ETLA)
Contact: Markku Kotilainen

Contact - Abstract and paper submissions
Catherine Mathieu: catherine.mathieu@ofce.sciences-po.fr, tel.: +33 (0)1 44 18 54 37

European Society for Ecological Economics 2011: Pre-conference workshop

June 12-14, 2011 | Istanbul at Boğaziçi University Campus

We invite graduate students and young researchers to participate and contribute to the ESEE 2011 pre-conference workshop organized in Istanbul at Boğaziçi University Campus on June 12-14, 2011 (just before the ESEE 2011 conference on June 14-17). Following the past years’ meetings, we aim to provide a venue for graduate students and young researchers to share ideas, establish potential collaborations and create networks within ecological economics.

Free accommodation, breakfast and lunch will be provided to the 25 selected workshop participants. Deadline for applications is March 25, 2011. Please see the attached flyer and the conference website (www.esee2011.org) for information about the workshop program and application details.

For further correspondence and questions, please contact the workshop coordinator Bengi Akbulut by sending an email: workshop.esee2011@gmail.com.

Download Call for Papers.

Gender, Sexuality and Political Economy

An  interdisciplinary workshop at Manchester Metropolitan Univ., UK | 24th-25th May, 2011

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Workshop Themes:
This workshop aims to explore politics and cultures of gender, feminism(s) and sexuality from the angle of political economy. We see a divide between approaches which emphasise human action and agency and those focussing on persistent or ‘structural’ inequalities. While gender inequalities are more commonly theorised from within structuralist or materialist frameworks, less work has been undertaken exploring power relations around sexuality in connection with questions of political economy. This has implications concerning how to theorise strategies for change. We consider gender and sexuality as distinct yet closely connected categories. Yet in many sociological approaches they still appear as separate, with attempts to explain gender inequalities often marginalising heteronormativity, and work on sexualities having little to say about subordination of women. In this workshop, we would like to bring work on gender and sexuality in dialogue. We hope the workshop will explore possible complementarities and overlaps (or incommensurabilities) between approaches within feminism(s), women’s studies, transgender studies, lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer studies. Our aim is to strengthen understanding of the current conditions for collaborative agency and coalitional struggles. The current socio-economic crisis of course provides an urgent context for discussion of such questions and for renewed interest in 'older' sociological questions and preoccupations.

The focus on the political economy could be regional (in any part of the world) or global. We would like to create a space for, among other, a debate of cuts in state expenditure, neoliberal programmes
and policies, growth in class and socio-economically-based inequalities, resource wars and conflicts.

Please send an abstract of not more than 300 words to: Susie Jacobs (s.jacobs@mmu.ac.uk) and Christian Klesse (c.klesse@mmu.ac.uk). The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday, 14th March, 2011.

The workshop will run for 1 1/2 days on 24th and 25th May at Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Campus. The conference fee is £ 40 (£ 15 for postgraduate students), which includes coffees/teas and lunch on the second day.

Governance Quality, Market Structure and Innovation: An International Conference

9 -10 September 2011 | London

The relationship between innovation and economic governance institutions is a relatively under-studied area of research. This has been the case despite extensive work on the relationship between governance quality and other economic outcomes such as growth, investment, and income distribution. In addition, potential synergies that may result from combining economic governance, market structure (i.e., level of competition), relational governance and network structures remain to be explored. Given this state of affairs, we aim to bring together innovative research papers that explore the relationship between innovation (measured through inputs or outputs at macro- or micro-level), economic/corporate/relational governance, and networks structures. We hope that the work to be presented at the conference could contribute to the literature in two ways: (i) bringing an economic/corporate/relational governance perspective into the analysis of innovation at macro- or firm-level; and (ii) exploring the ways in which governance quality/structures may interact with networks to influence innovation at macro- or firm-level.

The themes that can be addressed include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:

We welcome papers addressing any of these themes, utilising appropriate theoretical/analytical frameworks and empirical methodologies. We also welcome papers utilising different measures of governance quality, market structure and innovation. We aim to publish the conference proceedings as a special journal issue or as en edited book.

We look forward to receiving your proposals. To facilitate processing and help with ensuring fairness, please limit your proposal to 300 words maximum. Please state the research question, the method of analysis/estimation, and the type of data/evidence to be used. Also, please provide a maximum of 4 keywords, followed by 4 JEL codes that correspond or are relevant to the keywords.

Key dates:

Herbsttagung Des Arbeitskreises Politische Oekonomie

14 - 16 Oktober 2011 | Katholische Akademie Trier, Germany

Herbsttagung 2011 des Arbeitskreises Politische Ökonomie zum Thema: Karl Marx 2011

"Der Kommunismus ist tot, aber Marx ist lebendiger denn je" (Robert Misik)

"Ein Gespenst geht um in Europa..,." berühmt seit nunmehr über 150 Jahren und nicht totzukriegen. Man dachte, es wäre vorbei 1990, als der real existierende Sozialismus begraben wurde, unerwartet von links bis rechts, dass er starb, und ohne Trauerrede. Nun sind alle Gesellschaftstheoretiker von Moskau bis Washington wieder vereint an einem Tisch.

Uns interessiert nicht das Gespenst, sondern sein Schöpfer. Da er nicht mehr verantwortlich gemacht wird für alles, was nach ihm kam oder auch nicht kam, und herhalten muss weder als Herrschaftslegitimation noch als gegnerische Projektion, kann man ihn jetzt vielleicht unbefangen betrachten und studieren.

Angenommen wir hätten Karl Marx noch nicht gelesen, was von ihm würde uns etwas sagen? Wenn man die heutige Zeit 2011 und 1848 einmal direkt ins Verhältnis setzt und die Mutationen der Marxrezeption dazwischen zeitweilig vergisst, welches Bild entsteht? Welche der Marxschen analytischen Werkzeuge taugen heute, oder werden vielleicht sogar unbewusst, nur in anderer Terminologie normal eingesetzt? Was bedeutet der 1990er Zusammenbruch der marxistischen Doktrin? Gibt es inzwischen ein "wiedervereinigtes" deutsches Marxbild?

Alle zum Thema passenden Beiträge sind willkommen (ökonomische, soziologische, kulturwissenschaftliche...), als erste Orientierung kann man sich aber folgendes vorstellen:

Vorschläge von Beiträgen (Abstracts im Umfang von ca. ½ - 1 Seite): 1. Juni 2011

Abstracts an utz.reich@gmail.com und/oder groezing@uni-flensburg.de

14th Summer School on History of Economic Thought

Economic Philosophy and Economic History
14e Université d’été en Histoire, Philosophie et Pensée Économiques
Lisbon | 1-8 September 2011

PhD students and young scholars (PhD degree after January 2009) on history of economic thought, economic philosophy and economic history are invited to apply to this Summer School to be held in Lisbon at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais (University of Lisbon) on 1-8 September 2011. Approximately 30 proposals by PhD students and young scholars will be selected for presentation.
The Summer School will include a series of seminars and lectures by invited speakers on the theme Economic crises and crisis in economics: history, theory and policy. Further information and download of the application form are available at http://www.summer-school-het.ics.ul.pt/
On behalf of the scientific and organizing committees of the Summer School
José Luís Cardoso (ICS, University of Lisbon)
André Lapidus (PHARE, University of Paris I)

43rd Annual UK History of Economic Thought Conference

7 -9 September 2011 | Balliol College Oxford

Proposals for papers, preferably of about 300 words may be sent to James Forder (james.forder@balliol.ox.ac.uk) by 16th June. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent by 25th June and completed papers will be due on 15th August 2011. Anyone wishing to be nominated as a discussant of a paper is also invited to indicate this by 16th June. There will be accommodation for conference participants in Balliol
College and further details will be available shortly.

Experiments in Economics, Experiments in Philosophy

San Sebastian | July 27-29 2011 | website

XIV Summer school on Economics and Philosophy. Organized by the University of the Basque Country and the Urrutia Elejalde Foundation.

Coordinators: Cristina Bicchieri (UPenn), Jason Dana (UPenn), María Jiménez Buedo (UNED)
Convenor: Alfonso Dubois (UPV/EHU)

Aims and scope:
Since 1998 the Urrutia Elejalde Foundation has annually organized a Summer School on frontier topics between philosophy and economics and other social sciences, bringing together scholars from all these fields to explore them. The aim of this year Summer School is to explore the potential avenues for collaboration between the growing disciplines of experimental economics and experimental philosophy. Experimental economics has evolved into a thriving subfield, as attested by the number of experimental papers published in leading general economics journals. This growing enthusiasm for experiments in economics has coincided with the revival of philosophical and methodological analyses of causality, which view the controlled experiment as the privileged gate to causal inference. But more importantly, in the last years, a new field known as experimental philosophy has set out to complement or even substitute for pre-theoretical intuitions regarding philosophical themes such as moral dilemmas or rationality. At a moment in which experimental economics is already well-established and experimental philosophy is emerging, this meeting compares their main themes and results.

Preliminary list of speakers
Nicholas BARDSLEY (University of Reading), Giorgio CORICELLI (CNRS, Institut des Sciences Cognitives, Lyon), Francesco GUALA (Univ. di Milano),Nagore IRIBERRI (U. Pompeu Fabra), Joshua KNOBE (Yale University), Daniel ZIZZO (University of East Anglia), Cristina BICCHIERI (UPenn), Jason DANA (UPenn)

Call for papers
We encourage submission of papers that cover one or more of the above areas. The scientific committee will consider a number of submissions by young scholars at graduate or postgraduate level. The Foundation will cover the registration fees and accommodation expenses of the authors. Please send a pdf abstract of no more than 500 words to philandecon@gmail.com before April 1st. A decision will be made by April 15th.

Growth Dynamics in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA)

12th and 13th of July 2011 | Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Conference organized by the Strategic Planning Unit and the Department of Economic Policies and Domestic Taxation of the WAEMU Commission

In Partnership with The Programme for Inter-University Doctoral Studies in Economics (PTCI). The World Bank (WB), The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), The Centre for Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD)

Deadline for submitting papers: 2 April 2011
Only complete papers will be considered. The papers should be written in French or in English and sent exclusively by email simultaneously to: colloque2011@uemoa.int, Kako NUBUKPO: knubukpo@uemoa.int and Laurent MATHIEU: lmathieu@uemoa.int.

For further details, download Call for Papers.

HES at ASSA 2012

The History of Economics Society (HES) will sponsor four sessions at the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) meetings, January 6-8, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois.

The ASSA offers historians of economic thought an opportunity to present high-quality historical research to an audience of professional economists. Given this, preference will be given to proposals that are most likely to interest the broader community. Proposals are invited for entire sessions, rather than single papers.

Please submit session proposals, including abstracts for the proposed papers (approximately 200 words), to me at leonard.robert@uqam.ca. The deadline is May 1, 2011.


Private Equity, Corporate Turbulence and Labour Regulation

Please note that the date for this one-day workshop has been changed from June 13 to June 6, 2011.  The original call for papers can be found in H.E.N 111 here.

Séminaire Hétérodoxies du CES

Eric BERR (Université Bordeaux IV, GREThA) « Pouvoir et domination dans les politiques de développement»

Le texte de la communication est disponible sur le site : http://ces.univ-paris1.fr/membre/seminaire/heterodoxies/

Séances suivantes :

Seminar on Trade Union Renewal in Wroclaw

May 4, 2011 | the Institute of Sociology, University of Wroclaw, Poland

 "Negotiating capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe? Chances and barriers to trade union revitalisation from a comparative perspective" organized by the Institute of Sociology, University of Wroclaw (Poland) and Polish Sociological Association.

I hope that this event can also be used as a way of gathering together people interested in the prospects for labour movements in Eastern Europe.  This one day long international seminar will be held on May 4th at the Institute of Sociology, University of Wroclaw.  The detailed description of the seminar and a registration form are attached.

This event is co-financed from the project "Negotiating Capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe. Between Marginalisation and Revitalisation of Organised Labour" founded by the Foundation for Polish Science (HOM/2009/8B). The seminar will include the presentation of the tentative results of the project as well as two sessions which are open for contributions addressing the comparative aspects of trade union renewal practices in Europe.

Participation is free of charge but registration is required till 15th March. Paper proposals should be sent until March 15th. The seminar will be held in English.

Download Call for Papers (+ registration and tentative program).

STOREP Annual Conference 2011

June 9-11, 2011 | Minervino di Lecce, Italy | Conference website
Economic development and social cohesion: converging goals?

The Sixth Annual Conference of the Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (STOREP) will be held at Minervino di Lecce, Italy, on June 9-11, 2011.  The Conference will open on Thursday, June 9, at 6:30pm and is expected to close on Saturday, June 11, at 1:30pm.

The special theme of the conference is "Economic development and social cohesion: converging goals?".
Proposals for sessions or submissions of papers concerning any aspect of the history of economic thought are welcome.

Paper abstracts of no more than 200 words or a brief (≤ 400 words) description of theme, motivation, authors and paper titles for a session should be submitted to segretario@storep.org. The deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2011. The Scientific Committee will send notice of acceptance or rejection within March 15th, 2011. Completed papers will be due by May 16th, 2011.

Young Scholars Award
The award is open to young scholars (under 35 years of age). In order to be eligible, one is required to submit a Curriculum Vitae and a paper abstract of no more than 200 words on any topic relevant to the history of political economy. The authors of the selected papers will receive a contribution of 200 euro to cover board and accommodation. Please submit the request and the abstract to segretario@storep.org by February 28th, 2011. The results of the selection process will be communicated by March 15th, 2011.

Scientific Committee
Katia Caldari (Università di Padova), Roberto Ciccone (Università di Roma Tre), Terenzio Cozzi (Università di Torino), Massimo Di Matteo (Università di Siena), Riccardo Faucci (Università di Pisa), Alessandro Innocenti (Università di Siena), Alessandro Lanteri (Università del Piemonte Orientale), Maria Cristina Marcuzzo (Università di Roma), Aldo Montesano (Università "L. Bocconi", Milano), Salvatore Rizzello (Università del Piemonte Orientale), Annalisa Rosselli (Università di Roma Tre), Carlo Zappia (Università di Siena)

Organizing Committee
Katia Caldari (Università di Padova), Alessandro Innocenti (Università di Siena), Salvatore Rizzello (Università del Piemonte Orientale), Anna Spada (Università del Piemonte Orientale), Claudia Sunna (Università del Salento), Carlo Zappia (Università di Siena)

Call for Participants

Brown-Harvard Conference on Slavery and Capitalism

April 7-9, 2011

This conference is intended to explore the centrality of slavery to national economic development in the decades between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Presentations will explore New England investment in the plantation economies of the Caribbean; the technological and managerial innovations in plantation management that coincided with northern industrialization; and the origins of modern finance and credit in the buying and selling of enslaved men and women and the crops they produced.

This new research suggests that the hotbeds of American entrepreneurship, speculation, and innovation might as readily be found in Mississippi or Virginia as in New York or Massachusetts. The issue is not whether slavery was or was not capitalist (an older debate), but rather the impossibility of understanding the nation's spectacular pattern of economic development without situating slavery front and center.

The conference begins on Thursday, April 7th, with a keynote address by President Ruth Simmons of Brown University. Paper presentations will follow on Friday the 8th at Brown University. The conference then moves to Harvard for additional papers on Saturday, April 9th. This event is free and open to the public.

All the information (including the program and registration form) is here: http://brown.edu/web/slaveryconf/

Cambridge Realist Workshop

We continue to meet in Clare College, which is in Trinity Lane. More specifically we will be meeting in the Latimer room, which is in the Old Court. For a 3-Dmap see:


Note too that, like last term, we will be meeting only fortnightly.  As always the seminars will start at 8pm, but drinks will be available from 7:30 pm.

The full programme for the coming term is as follows:

Date: Monday February 28,
Speaker: Stephen Pratten (KIngs Colege, LOndon)
Topic: Process, Pragmatism, and Critical Realism

Date: Monday March 14,
Speaker: Filomena de Sousa (Technical U&niversity of Lisbon)
Topic: Cambridge (Critical) Realism in Context

For more information go to: http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/seminars/realist/workshop_programme.htm

or, for those who have access: http://www.talks.cam.ac.uk/show/index/18031

City University London March Presentations

Tuesday 1st March 2011: The EU and Human rights. Where are we going? Sir Konrad Schiemann , European Court of Justice

Wednesday 9th March 2011: Think you know Fairtrade? Fairtrade
Fortnight seminar. Chris Davis, Producer Partnerships Director, Fairtrade Foundation
Register for these (and other) events here

PKSG Keynes Seminar

All sessions on Tuesdays from 5.30 - 7.00 pm at Robinson College, Cambridge

Tuesday 1 March

Workshop: Diminishing Returns? Feminist Engagements with the Return to “the Commons"

Wednesday 23 March 2011 | Kent Law School, Canterbury, UK
An international workshop hosted by the Kent Centre for Law, Gender, and Sexuality and Kent Law School (12-6pm).

With presentations by:
Discussed by:

The day will consist of two sessions, broken up with a light lunch (provided) and followed by dinner (not provided). Please join us for part or all of the day. More information about the theme of the workshop can be found below. The event is free but spaces are limited. To book a spot please register by emailing Stacy Douglas atS.M.Douglas@kent.ac.uk before 1 March 2011.

SOAS University of London Seminar

March 2, 2011 | SOAS Economics Department Money and Development Seminar

Prof. Hansjörg Herr, of the Berlin School of Law and Economics, will speak on "'Credit expansion and development – A Schumpeterian and Keynesian view of the Chinese miracle"

On Wednesday 2 March at 17.00 in room T102, 22 Russell Square, The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

St. Catharine's Political Economy Seminar

Wednesday 02 March, 6:00-7:30 | Ramsden Room, St Catharine's College

 Sheila Dow, Sterling University: "Animal Spirits in Times of Austerity"

The link to Professor Sheila Dow's webpage at the University of Stirling is:

Please contact the seminar organisers Philip Arestis,pa267@cam.ac.uk  and Michael Kitson,m.kitson@jbs.cam.ac.uk  in the event of a query.


Strikes and Social Conflicts in the Twentieth Century

17, 18, 19 March, 2011 | Lisbon

The twentieth century has been confirmed as the century when the capital-labour conflict was most severe. The International Conference on Strikes and Social Conflicts in the Twentieth Century will host submissions on the strikes and social conflicts in the twentieth century and works on the theoretical discussion on the role of unions and political organizations. We also invite researchers to submit papers on methodology and the historiography of labour.

We welcome submissions on labour conflicts that occurred in factories, universities or public services, on rural and urban conflicts and also on conflicts that developed into civil wars or revolutions. National and international comparisons are also welcome. After the Russian revolution the relative strengths of capital and labour were never again the same, with a period of revolution and counter-revolution that ended with World War II. Protagonist of the victory over fascism, the labour movement found itself neglected in the core countries under the impact of economic growth in the 1950s and the 1960s. But May 1968 quickly reversed the situation, with a following boom of labour studies during the 1970s. Nevertheless once the crisis of the 1970s was over, capital has regained the initiative, with the deterioration of labour laws, the crisis of trade unions and the subsequent despise in the academy for the study of social conflicts. The recent crisis, however, shows that workers, the ones who create value, are not obsolete. The social movements regain, in the last decade, a central role in the world. The intensification of social conflicts in the last decade promoted a comeback to the academia of the studies on labour and the social movements. This conference aims to be part of this process: to retrieve, promote and disseminate the history of social conflicts during the twentieth century.

Conference languages are Portuguese, English, French and Spanish  (simultaneous translation Portuguese/English).

Preliminary Program
The Conference will have sessions in the mornings and afternoons. There will be conferences of invited speakers, among other, Marcel van der Linden, Fernando Rosas, Serge Wolikow, Beverly Silver, Kevin Murphy, Ricardo Antunes, Álvaro Bianchi, Dave Lyddon, Xavier Doménech.

During the conference there will be an excursion guided by Prof. Fernando Rosas (Lisbon of the Revolutions); a debate about cinema and labour movement and a debate about Crisis and Social Change.

Contact information:
Instituto de História Contemporânea/ Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) Av. de Berna, 26 C 1069-061 Lisboa, Portugal
E-Mail: ihc@fcsh.unl.pt

The Life, Letters & Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg

Monday March 14th, 7–9pm | 40 Washington Sq. South, New York, NY 10012 Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall,NYU School of Law

Co-sponsored by Verso Books, Haymarket, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, NYU’s Department of Sociology, and the German Book Office in New York. In support of The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg and to launch The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg.

With: Vivek Chibber, Paul Le Blanc, Peter Hudis, Annelies Laschitza, Helen C. Scott, and others ...

This is a free event open to the public but RSVP is requested to clara@versobooks.com / 718-246-8160

Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

Bucknell University, USA

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Location:Lewisburg, PA
Category: Faculty - Liberal Arts - Economics
Application Due:Open Until Filled
Type:Full Time

Job Summary: The Economics Department at Bucknell seeks applications for a visiting assistant professor for academic year 2011-2012. A Ph.D. with independent teaching experience is preferred, but candidates with ABD status will also be considered. The successful candidate will teach several sections of a one-semester economic principles course as well as economic electives in the candidate's own areas of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate familiarity with radical political economy perspectives.
Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. with independent teaching experience is preferred, but candidates with ABD status will also be considered.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Bucknell University encourages applications from women and members of minority groups (EEO/AA). Bucknell University values a diverse college community and is committed to excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff and students Application Information
Contact:Bucknell University
Online App. Form here.

Denison University, USA

Visiting assistant professor/instructor (one-year leave replacement position)
Department of Economics
A10 General Economics

The Department of Economics invites applications for a one-year leave replacement position at the visiting assistant professor/instructor level beginning in the fall of 2011. This position is for one academic year only and is a non-tenure track position. A Ph.D. is preferred, but ABDs will be considered. Applicants must have superior teaching skills and an ability to teach macroeconomics and microeconomics at the introductory level and elective courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The teaching load will be three courses per semester. We are looking for a versatile colleague – one who appreciates the interdisciplinary nature of a small residential, undergraduate, liberal arts institution. The Economics Department has twelve faculty members and one of the largest majors on campus. Applicants must include a letter of application, vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Please submit application materials online at https://employment.denison.edu. We will accept applications until the position is filled.

Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background.

International Labour Organization

Vacancy No: RAPS/1/2011/INTEGRATION/01
Title: Economist (Technical Specialist)
Grade: P.4
Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment
Date: 4 February 2011
Application Deadline: 6 March 2011
Organization unit: INTEGRATION
Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland

For more information, visit ILO site here.

Rice University, USA

Post-doctoral Fellowship | Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities
Rice University announces a two-year, post-doctoral fellowship in the Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities (PJHC). Stipend is $50,000 per year, plus benefits, with appointment beginning July 1, 2011.

Qualified candidates will have a PhD in hand by July 1, 2011 (received no earlier than 2008). Required are a specialization and demonstrated teaching and research interests in poverty, human capabilities and development, justice, and women, gender, and sexuality studies.

The Fellow will teach two courses per academic year, including the core introductory course for the Program's minor (see http://www.professor.rice.edu/pjhc/syllabus.asp) and a course focusing on gender, human development, and capabilities in a global context. Research requirement is to engage in a research project relating to the program’s themes; present a public lecture; and play an active role in the intellectual life of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in which the Program is housed and in the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

The Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities (www.rice.edu/pjhc) provides students a multi-faceted understanding of human well-being; it also offers a unique interdisciplinary minor. The Program is part of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (wwwcswgs.rice.edu) whose interdisciplinary programs support scholarly work, innovative teaching in graduate and undergraduate education, and research partnerships with institutions and community organizations. The Kinder Institute for Urban Research (http://kinder.rice.edu) seeks to advance understanding of pressing urban issues and to foster the development of more humane and sustainable cities.
Please direct specific questions to the Program Manager, Ms. Christine Medina, at cmedina@rice.edu
For a full description of the position and to apply visit: https://jobs.rice.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52667.

Applications deadline is March 15, 2011. Rice is an EO/AA employer.

Saint Mary's University, Canada

Tier II Canada Research Chair, International Development Studies

Saint Mary’s University has a longstanding and extensive record of excellence in International Development Studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. As part of its strategy to expand and strengthen its interdisciplinary approach to international development issues, the University now invites applications and nominations for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in International Development Studies (IDS).

We are particularly interested in a candidate whose research promotes linkages with wide-ranging interdisciplinary and internationally oriented scholarship underway in the Faculty of Arts. The area of specialization is open, but we will give special attention to candidates whose research is very broadly located within the political economy approach to the social, economic, political and cultural dimensions of development issues. Applicants’ research should have a regional focus on Latin America, Africa, or Asia, but with global relevance.

The Government of Canada funds the Canada Research Chairs program to promote world-class research in Canadian universities. According to the guidelines for Tier II Chairs, the successful candidate will have completed her or his PhD sometime in the past ten years and will have accumulated a record of significant published research relating to one or more of the fields related to International Development Studies. The candidate will also have a demonstrated capacity to work with an interdisciplinary community of scholars. The successful candidate is expected to make a significant contribution to the building and consolidation of interdisciplinary research within the broader international development research program at Saint Mary’s University. The University grants aconsiderable teaching load reduction to CRC appointees, but applicants must nonetheless demonstrate successful teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Subject to review and approval of the Canada Research Chairs Committee in Ottawa, the appointment to Saint Mary’s University will be made at the rank of Associate Professor and will include cross-appointment between International Development Studies and an appropriate academic department in Saint Mary’s University.

Saint Mary’s University is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, a commitment it realizes through a broad spectrum of outreach activities, well-focused research programs, and contributions to life-long learning. Its international character is reflected in its proportion of international students and success in securing funding for international projects and related research. Saint Mary’s has collaboration agreements with universities and educational agencies around the world. Scholars in the Faculty of Arts play a key role in these strategic priority areas of research, and their interdisciplinary curriculum and research supervision serves both undergraduate honours and MA degrees. IDS is the largest Faculty of Arts graduate program at the University with approximately 60 students actively engaged in IDS graduate research. Faculty members associated with IDS are involved in a broad range of externally-funded projects, and their research has been extensively published.

Applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, an example of recently published work, a teaching dossier, a comprehensive outline of their proposed research program, and should supply the names and contact information of three potential references. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their files are complete.
Review of applications will begin March 31, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications, as well as reference letters, should be sent to:

Dr. Anthony Holland O’Malley
International Development Studies
Saint Mary's University
923 Robie Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3

This advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Saint Mary’s University is committed to the principles of employment equity.

University of Puget Sound, USA

Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor Department Economics

Full-time, one-semester, leave replacement (Fall, 2011)

Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) or Instructor; Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elective officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit “About Puget Sound” to learn more about the college.

Commitment to Diversity
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. Please view the University Diversity Statement.

Application Deadline
Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials not later than March 1, 2011 to ensure consideration.

Application Materials
Please submit the following: a curriculum vitae, one letter of recommendation from someone with knowledge of your teaching experience/potential, and a cover letter including a discussion of your motivation for teaching at Puget Sound and mention of the upper-division course you would be prepared to offer.

Contact Person
Ross C. Singleton, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Economics
University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner
Tacoma, WA 98416

Conference Papers, Reports, and Articles

RMF Discussion Papers

The RMF (Research on Money and Finance) network is pleased is to announce additions to its discussion paper series. Some of the latest contributions are:

RMF invites discussion papers that may be in political economy, heterodox economics, and economic sociology. We welcome theoretical and empirical analysis without preference for particular topics. Our aim is to accumulate a body of work that provides insight into the development of contemporary capitalism. We also welcome literature reviews and critical analyses of mainstream economics provided they have a bearing on economic and social development. Submissions are refereed by an RMF editorial panel. Publication in the RMF series does not preclude submission to journals. However, authors are encouraged independently to check journal policy.

If you are interested in submitting your work for review and publication as an RMF Discussion Paper please send your paper to rmf@researchonmoneyandfinance.org

Research on Money and Finance is a network of political economists that have a track record in researching money and finance. It aims to generate analytical work on the development of the monetary and the financial system in recent years. A further aim is to produce synthetic work on the transformation of the capitalist economy, the rise of financialisation and the resulting intensification of crises. RMF carries research on both developed and developing countries and welcomes contributions that draw on all currents of political economy.

For further information on the RMF Discussion Paper Series and/or RMF more general please visit: http://www.researchonmoneyandfinance.org/

PKSG Keynes Seminar Papers

Recent Keynes Seminar papers and other materials are available at the PKSG website: http://www.postkeynesian.net/keynes.html

Tuesday 15 February

Tuesday 1 February

Tuesday 18 January

UMASS Amherst Economics Department Working Papers

These (and previous) working papers can be accessed here.


Heterodox Journals

The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 21(2): Dec. 2010

Journal website

Symposium: Innovation, Skills and Training

Economy and Society, 40(1): Feb. 2011

Journal website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03085147.asp


Historical Materialism, 18(4): 2010

 Journal website: http://www.brill.nl/hima
Review Articles

International Socialist Review, 75: Jan/Feb 2011

Journal website: http://www.isreview.org/index.shtml
A New Age of Austerity: The latest phase of the global crisis

Research in Political Economy, 26: 2010

Webisite: www.emeraldinsight.com/books.htm?issn=0161-7230

Part I: The National Question
Part II: Crisis Empirically and Theoretically Understood Part III: A Science of Capital

Review of Social Economy, 69(1): March 2011

Journal website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00346764.asp

Book Reviews    

Revista de Economia Critica, 10: 2010

Journal website: http://revistaeconomiacritica.org (entire issue is available here)


Science & Society, 75(1): Jan. 2011

Journal website: http://www.scienceandsociety.com/

Editorial Perspectives: A Reflection on Secularism, Elitism and Epistemology

Heterodox Newsletters

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

The latest update from the CCPA includes:

Development Viewpoint #58

EPI News

 The EPI's current Newsletter focuses on "Setting the record straight on public employee wages and unions" and can be found here


Global Labour Column

Latest articles from the GLC here.

Call for support
Astrid Kaag, from FNV Mondiaal (the Dutch union federation’s department for international cooperation) is confronting a new government who doesn’t care about supporting trade unions and decent work in developing countries. She is looking for support to refine the union’s arguments. I am thus relaying her call to GLC readers: Are you aware of recent studies investigating the (positive) role of strong democratic trade unions for economic growth and stability, preferably with a focus on developing countries countries?  Or studies which show a correlation between high scores on Decent work and economic growth? Your help will be appreciated. Astrid’s email is: Astrid.Kaag@vc.fnv.nl

Levy News

New Publications:

Revista Circus

Heterodox Books and Book Series

Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940

Subtitle: The Praxis of National Liberation, Internationalism, and Social Revolution
Edited by Steven Hirsch and Lucien van der Walt
Preface by Benedict Anderson
Brill 2010. ISBN: 978 90 04 18849 5 | website

An Anatomy of the Financial Crisis: Blowing Tumbleweed

By Nashwa Saleh
August 2010, Anthempress. ISBN 9780857289612 (pb), 208 pp | website

The Devil's Milk: A Social History of Rubber

By John Tully
Feb. 2011. Monthly Review Press. ISBN: 978-1-58367-231-0 (pb), 468 pp | website

This book, the product of exhaustive scholarship carried out in many countries and several continents, is destined to become a classic. Tully tells the story of humanity’s long encounter with rubber in a kaleidoscopic narrative that regards little as outside its range without losing sight of the commodity in question. With the skill of a master historian and the elegance of a novelist, he presents what amounts to a history of the modern world told through the multiple lives of rubber.

Diagnosing the Philippine Economy Toward Inclusive Growth

Edited by Dante B. Canlas, Muhammad Ehsan Khan and Juzhong Zhuang
Jan. 2011. Anthempress. ISBN 9780857289940 (pb), 359 pp | website

Describes the conditions that depress economic growth in the Philippine economy and their causes and potential solutions.

The Economics of Financial Turbulence: Alternative Theories of Money and Finance

By Bill Lucarelli
March 2011. Edward Elgar. ISBN: 978 1 84980 878 1 (hb), 192 pp | website

This challenging book examines the origins and dynamics of financial-economic crises. Its wide theoretical scope incorporates the theories of Marx, Keynes and various other Post Keynesian scholars of endogenous money, and provides a grand synthesis of these theoretical lineages, as well as a powerful critique of prevailing neoclassical/monetarist theories of money.

Environment and Economy

By Molly Scott Cato
January 27th 2011. Routledge. Series in Routledge Introductions to Environment. 268 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-47741-3 (pb) | website

20% discount code: EE11

Essential Writings of Thorstein Veblen

Edited by Charles Camic, Geoffrey M Hodgson.
December 17th 2010, Routledge. Series: Routledge Studies in the History of EconomicsISBN: 978-0-415-77790-2 (hb), 632 pp. | website

The 38 selections in the volume include complete texts of all of Veblen’s major articles and book reviews from 1882 to 1914, plus key chapters from his books The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899), The Theory of Business Enterprise (1904) and The Instinct of Workmanship (1914). These writings present a wide range of Veblen’s most significant contributions, especially with respect to the philosophical and psychological foundations of economics, sociology, and other social sciences.

A thorougly comprehensive volume, this is the only collection to present Veblen’s writings in chronological order, so that their development can be correctly understood. The volume is edited by a leading sociologist and a prominent economist, who provide extensive introductory essays which include item-by-item commentaries that place each selection in its intellectual-historical context and in relation to subsequent developments in economics. It makes for a valuable source of reference both for students and researchers alike.

India and the Global Financial Crisis: Managing Money and Finance

By Y. V. Reddy
Jan 2010. Anthempress. ISBN 9781843318835 (pb), 413 pp | website

Looking Beyond the Individualism and Homo Economicus of Neoclassical Economics

A Collection of Original Essays Dedicated to the Memory of Peter L. Danner, Our Friend and Colleague

Edited by Edward J. O'Boyle.
Marquette University Press ISBN 978-0-87462-066-5 | $20.00

Download Flyer and Review.

Macroeconomic Policy Regimes in Western Industrial Countries

By Hansjörg Herr and Milka Kazandziska
Feb. 2011. Routledge. Series in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy. ISBN: 978-0-415-56173-0 (hb), 272 pp | website

If you wish to write a review of this book for the Newsletter, please contact Herr Hansjörg Herr at hansherr@hwr-berlin.de.

Moderatismo e Rivoluzione

By Andrea Micocci and preface by Giuseppe Limone
2011. ESI, Naples.461 pages.
To be published as “Moderation and Revolution” by Lexington, Lanham.

The intellectuality of capitalism conceives of reality in two ways: through a moderate mode, based on dialectical mediation, or through a revolutionary mode, that allows for ruptures with disappearance. The former is consistent with the metaphysics of capitalism itself (Micocci, 2008/2010), the latter, akin to the way nature in general works, forms the basis of materialism. Moderate positions tend to be intolerant because they do not recognize otherness, which is constantly compelled to mediate. The revolutionary positions instead, recognizing what is other, are tolerant and intrinsically non violent. In capitalism as we know it liberalism, Marxism and anarchism would potentially be revolutionary. But they have been transformed into moderate modes of thought, similar for instance to nationalism, communitarianism, Christian doctrines, fascism, socialism. Thus, capitalism has become an intolerant world that seems built to block, by means of its mediations, its own historical evolution.

For more information, download Flyer.

Schumpeter's Evolutionary Economics

Subtitle: A Theoretical, Historical and Statistical Analysis of the Engine of CapitalismBy Esben Sloth Andersen
April 2009. Anthempress. ISBN 9781843313342 (hb), 500 Pages | website

A much-needed modern interpretation of Joseph Schumpeter's views on innovation, entrepreneurship and creative destruction.

Why the Economists Got It Wrong: The Crisis and Its Cultural Roots

By Alessandro Roncaglia
August 2010. Anthempress.  ISBN 9780857289629 (pb), 82 Pages | website

Illustrates the development of the financial crisis and traces its cultural origins in mainstream economics.

Why the World Economy Needs a Financial Crash and Other Critical Essays on Finance and Financial Economics

By Jan Toporowski
December 2010. Anthempress. ISBN 9780857289803 (pb) and ISBN 9780857289599 (hb), 158 pp | website

These essays explain why financial crisis breaks out, its social, economic and cultural consequences, and the limitations of policy in the face of economic stagnation induced by financial inflation.

A World of Becoming

By William Connolly
January 2011. Duke U Press.  240pp, ISBN: 9780822348795 (pb)

Heterodox Book Reviews

The Anti-Keynesian Tradition

Edited by Robert Leeson. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. ix + 212 pp. $100 (hardcover), ISBN:

Reviewed for EH.Net by Thomas Mayer, Department of Economics, University of California -Davis. Read the review here

Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World

Deirdre N. McCloskey, Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. xvi + 571 pp. $35 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-226-55665-9.

Reviewed for EH.Net by Jared Rubin, Department of Economics, California State University, Fullerton. Read the review here.

Historical Materialism: Books to review

The list of books available for review can be found here.

Marx and Philosophy

For the latest books reviewed and list of books to be reviewed: http://marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/

Heterodox Graduate Programs and Scholarships

American Institute for Economic Research Summer Fellowship

For over 50 years, our summer fellowship has provided direct training and financial support to students pursuing graduate degrees in economics. The program is designed to offer students advanced instruction on three subjects: useful procedures of scientific inquiry; the history of property rights; and sound money. These core seminars are supplemented by lectures from visiting scholars and speakers.

AIER is a non-profit research and educational organization, and most of our educational efforts are carried out through the sale and distribution of our publications to the general public. However, the Summer Fellowship Program also forms a key part of our efforts. To learn more about this year’s program, please visit our website at www.aier.org/fellowships<http://www.aier.org/fellowships>.

If you know of any college seniors, graduate students, professors, or others who might be interested, please share this email with them and encourage them to visit our website.

Joan Robinson Research Fellowship in Heterodox Economics

University of Cambridge - Girton College

Applications are invited for the Joan Robinson Research Fellowship in Heterodox Economics tenable for five years from 1st October 2011, a post jointly supported by the College and the Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust.

This is a Research Fellowship under College Statutes with the condition that, in addition to pursuing his or her own research, the Fellow will undertake up to six hours of undergraduate supervision teaching on behalf of the College per week of Full term. Applicants must therefore be able to teach a range of topics from the Cambridge Economics Tripos, particularly those within the core Microeconomics and/or Macroeconomics papers.

The position is open to graduates of any university with no age limit, but is principally intended to support researchers at an early stage in their academic careers, and will usually be awarded to a candidate who has recently completed a Ph.D. or is close to completion.

The competition involves assessment of candidates' submitted work and interview. Those interested should note that the standard needed to progress to the later stages of the competition is extremely high. Overseas candidates should also note that the College cannot be responsible for payment of air fares should they be short-listed for interview.

The emoluments of a Fellowship are reviewed annually. The present stipend is £18,117 a year for a Fellow who has not proceeded to the Ph.D. Degree, and £19,185 a year, rising by two annual increments to £21,565 a year, for a post-Ph.D. Fellow. The teaching element of the appointment will be recognised by a further payment based on the College Lecturer Category A stipend scale which is currently on a scale ranging from £5,464 to £7,129 per annum. Research expenses up to a total of £2,500 over the five years of the Fellowship may be paid.

The closing date for applications is noon on 31 March 2011. Short-listed candidates will be invited to submit work by 22 April 2011 and final interviews will take place on 12 May 2011.

Further particulars and application forms are available from the Personnel Officer, Girton College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0JG, UK, via email personnel@girton.cam.ac.uk or downloaded from the Girton College Website: www.girton.cam.ac.uk/vacancies/research

Please note that the College has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Please also note that applications must be submitted by post only.

To apply for the Fellowship, visit here: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ACG377/joan-robinson-research-fellowship-in-heterodox-economics

Summer Internship and Scholarship at INRS, Canada

Offre de stage été 2011 et offre de bourse maîtrise ou doctorat: finances publiques / études urbaines

Stage été 2011 avec bourse Finances publiques locales - Équipe MéSoTâches : Dans le cadre des travaux conduits par l’équipe du MéSo (Métropolisation et Société), ce stage d’été consistera à préparer / peaufiner le projet de maîtrise ou de doctorat.Exigences : Le/la stagiaire devra s’inscrire à la maîtrise ou au doctorat en études urbaines à l’INRS-UCS à l’automne 2011 et sera intégré(e) au sein de l’équipe MéSo. Selon les intérêts du/de la stagiaire, le mémoire ou sa thèse portera sur un aspect de la gestion des services publics locaux (transport, eau, PPP, etc.) ou de leur financement (impôt foncier, tarification…). L’étudiant pourra se voir offrir une bourse à la maîtrise ou de doctorat.Durée : Négociable.Sous la direction de Pierre J. Hamel, HamelPJ@UCS.INRS.ca Bourse de spécialisation2011 – 2012 Finances publiques locales - Équipe MéSoObjet : Selon les intérêts du/de la stagiaire, le mémoire ou sa thèse portera sur portera sur un aspect de la gestion des services publics locaux (transport, eau, PPP, etc.) ou de leur financement (impôt foncier, tarification…).Exigences : S’inscrire à la maîtrise ou au doctorat en études urbaines à l’INRS-UCS à l’automne 2011.Sous la direction de Pierre J. Hamel, HamelPJ@UCS.INRS.ca

For further details, visit here: http://www.ucs.inrs.ca/pierre-j-hamel?f=etudiants-recherches

University of Leicester School of Management

Graduate Teaching Assistantships (6 available)
The School is delighted to be able to offer six new PhD Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAships), worth approximately £17, 482 per year over four years. The studentships are for full-time study only and will commence in September 2011. They will cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only and include a stipend of something of the order of £9,882 each year as well as a salary of £4,047. Successful applicants are also entitled to a Research Training Support Grant of £750 per annum to finance their research activities as appropriate. Full information has now been uploaded to the ULSM website (http://www.le.ac.uk/ulmc/research/research_phd.html) but most of the information needed to apply is below.

Informal enquiries should be submitted to Mrs Teresa Bowdrey, PhD Programme Administrator, at ulsmphdinfo@le.ac.uk.

We welcome GTAship applications from those interested in the critical re-thinking of management, business, and organization - especially in the areas of organization studies, human resource management, marketing, finance and related fields. Suitable applications are encouraged from both UK/EU students and from international students (outside the EU). However, please note that the awards cover the UK/EU tuition fee rate only: international students will need to pay the difference between this and the international tuition fee rate themselves. Further, applicants need to specify on the University postgraduate application form that they are applying for a GTAship in Management.

The entry requirements for these GTAships are identical to those for any other entrant on to the School’s PhD programme, but the process requires an additional personal statement as well as a formal application to the University for employment (see below). The closing date is 29th April 2011.

How to Apply for the 2011 Graduate Teaching Assistantships
Please note that the application process for these posts is in two parts - applicants must submit separate applications for admission as a student and for employment with the University.

Part A: Admission as a student
All applicants for the studentships must submit a completed University postgraduate application form(http://www.le.ac.uk/ulmc/research/research_phdapply.html), a CV, a PhD research proposal of no more than 4000 words (see http://www.le.ac.uk/ulmc/research/propguide.pdf), two references (preferably from academic institutions), copies of your degree transcripts and proof of English language capabilities where required (see the University postgraduate application form). References should either be signed and on official letterhead or sent from the referee’s institutional email account. Your application form should specify in the department box on the first page that you are applying for a GTAship in Management. You should also enter this information in the Financial Support section of the application form.
You also need to supply a 750 word statement explaining:
Please then send the statement, the application form, your CV, references, transcripts and research proposal (plus proof of language capabilities where relevant) directly to Mrs Teresa Bowdrey either by email at ulsmphdinfo@le.ac.uk or by post at:
PhD Programme,
University of Leicester School of Management,
Ken Edwards Building,
University Road,
Leicester LE1 7RH, UK.
Please do NOT apply online for this part of the process.

Part B: Application for Employment
As Graduate Teaching Assistants are employees of the University, applicants are required to submit a formal application for employment in addition to their application for entry as a postgraduate research student. Applications for employment should be submitted online through the University's Vacancy Search service -please click here: http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/personnel/. Do note that these vacancies may take some time to be uploaded, so feel free to apply for admission as a student as described in part A in the interim.  All short-listed GTAship applicants will be interviewed for suitability.

Deadline for Applications
Once again, the deadline for applications for the 2011 GTAships is 29th April 2011. GTAship applications will be considered for September 2011 entry ONLY. All applicants should allow a minimum of six weeks for an application to be considered.

School of Business & Management and School of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London

Fully funded PhD studentship commencing September 2011.

This Studentship is for candidates wishing to develop a PhD of their own devising relating to the reshaping of global production networks in the context of regional trade arrangements. The Studentship will be co-supervised by Professor Adrian Smith (School of Geography) and Liam Campling (School of Business and Management). The successful candidate will also be attached to the School of Business and Management’s Centre for Ethics and Politics and Queen Mary’s new Centre for the Study of Global Security and Development, a joint initiative between the Schools of Geography, Politics & International Relations, and Business & Management to foster interdisciplinary research, and a more critical approach to the intersection of issues of globalisation, security and development.

The Award
Queen Mary Studentships are open to suitably qualified candidates from the UK, EU and Overseas. The Studentship comprises of the full cost of (home or overseas) fees and £15,590 a year for maintenance for 3 years for London-based students. Award holders will be expected to undertake some departmental duties through the course of their PhD as a condition of the award.

Candidate Profile
The School of Business and Management is committed to appointing only the very best candidates to their PhD programmes. To apply you should have a good first degree (BA or BSc Honours or equivalent), at first class standard (or upper second class with clear evidence of 1st class work), and/or a Masters qualification (at Merit or above) in a cognate discipline related to the Studentship. All applicants will be judged according to the same criteria, namely: Record of academic and/or professional achievement; Quality of their Research Proposal; and
Compatibility with the theme of the Studentship.

Application Deadline
The closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 21st February. All short-listed applicants will be interviewed (either face-to-face or, in the case of overseas candidates, by Skype or telephone) and applicants must be available for interview between 24th February and 21st March 2011.

Further Details and Application Process
Candidates for the joint studentship with the School of Geography should discuss their research proposal with Professor Adrian Smith (a.m.smith@qmul.ac.uk ) and/or Liam Campling (L.Campling@qmul.ac.uk) before making an application.

For further details and how to apply visit: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply/
; http://www.busman.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/phdprogramme/index.html

Heterodox Web Sites and Associates

AFEE on Facebook

AFEE has a Facebook page which can be found here (you must be a registered Facebook member).

Heterodox Microeconomics Research Network (HMiRN)

The Heterodox Microeconomics Research Network (HMiRN) is solely devoted to the advancement of heterodox microeconomics, including but not limited to Post Keynesian, Institutional, Feminist, Ecological, Behavioral, Marxian and Radical Political Economics. We expect that heterodox microeconomists around the world stay connected and share their ideas and works through this network.

HMiRN is an open network. Anyone who has been contributing to the filed of heterodox microeconomics, who is studying heterodox microeconomics, and who is interested in heterodox microeconomics can join this network.

Members of this Network can modify and update this site. If you want to join this Network, click "Join this Wiki" button or email the Moderator, Tae-Hee Jo, at taeheejo@gmail.com. See our current members here .

Visit the HMiRN website here: http://heterodoxmicro.wikispaces.com

The Social Economy Basel: "BonNetzBon"

The Social Economy System in Basel – which includes an alternative currency (local money, complementary currency – as it is sometimes called. For distinct political reasons, we prefer to name the BonNetzBon an “alternative currency”).

The Social Economy Basel also includes the Urban Agriculture Network Basel, an organization founded by the Social Economy Basel.

www.viavia.ch/netzbon (click on urban agriculture Basel for a German texts on it).

MEGAdigital: Ökonomische Texte von Karl Marx im Internet

Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe (MEGA) now online and searchable.
Webiste: http://telota.bbaw.de/mega/

Heterodox Economics in the Media

Crash Was Fuelled by Academic Journals

 Letter by Mike Cushman of the LSE. Feb. 19, 2011. The Guardian. Read the letter here

The Crisis Isn't Remotely Over yet!

Nomi Prins and William K. Black (UMKC), spoke at “Info-Schall” critically about the issues of our time. The live recording can be found here.

The IMF Goes to the Confessional

Financial Times' editorial staff on the IMF's mea culpa.  A snippet:

"But there were intellectual failings, too. Many IMF analysts were trapped inside the same paradigm as most other economists: models largely ignoring the financial sector and a mindset buying the conventional wisdom of a “great moderation” where monetary policy had been perfected and financial innovation had tamed volatility. Dissenting voices – which did exist – were at best ignored, at worst encouraged to fall silent."  (Full editorial here.)


Scientists of the Subprime

Could an understanding of biology have prevented the credit crunch? The complex world of banking evolved - and profited - thanks to the work of analytically gifted maths and science graduates. But when the crash came, something new was needed. Now banking regulators are turning to a different kind of science, asking if an understanding of ecosystems or the spread of infectious disease could help reform world finance. Ehsan Masood examines the role of science in the City.


Queries from Heterodox Economists

Support Radical Notes in India

Dear Comrades and Friends,

Greetings from Radical Notes. Taking our cue from Marx's lesson that "to be radical is to grasp the root of the matter", we initiated Radical Notes (www.radicalnotes.com) as an effort to understand the roots and ever innovative forms of "the guerrilla fights between capital and labour", of the open, hidden and interstitial struggles within and against capitalism. Ideas become material force only when they are radical - revealing, not concealing, themselves in concrete analyses of concrete situations. They must rise, perpetuate and return in an anti-sectarian "generalisation" (Verallgemeinerung) of these struggles, imbued with "revolutionary passion" (die revolutionäre Leidenschaft). The focus on South Asia stems not from the facilitators’ comforts of cultural convenience, but from the need to concretise a 'radical' pursuit. South Asia provides us the opportunity to visualise the reproduction of 'global' capitalism and the struggle against it in a specific regional setting.

With this aim we have undertaken activities like:

There are a host of other activities Radical Notes is determined to undertake in order to address the need for a sustained counter-narrative of resistance against the offensive launched by global capitalism. These activities would include diversification in terms of publications and more extensive use of audio-visual means to strengthen the radical voices, creation of more public fora to debate the ongoing movements and so on. Till now we have been organising the activities of Radical Notes mainly through financial contributions
generated from among members of the editorial team. However, the expansion endeavour that has been envisioned involves more expenditure. We would, therefore, like to seek your support to sustain and expand Radical Notes, which has become a recognised voice of radical resistance.

Please let us know at our email address (contributions@radicalnotes.com) or at my address
(ravi@radicalnotes.com) –– in case you are interested in supporting our activities. We would really appreciate the decision to become a regular supporter of the cause by contributing a fixed amount annually.

Looking forward to your support in the struggle against capitalist offensive!

Revolutionary greetings

Editorial Team
Radical Notes
Ravi Kumar, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Jamia
Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Editor, Radical Notes, www.radicalnotes.com
Blog: http://againstcapital.wordpress.com

For Your Information

Call for Nominations and Applications: Editor of Journal of Economic Issues

AFEE’s Board of Directors has asked the Committee on Publications (COP) to begin the process of selecting an editor to replace Rick Adkisson. Professor Adkisson’s term will end on June 30, 2012, and the new editor will take over the editorial duties on July 1, 2012. In order to provide for an orderly transition, the AFEE Board would like to complete the selection process and have a new editor in place by December 31, 2011.

Timetable for Search

The qualifications for editing the JEI are, first and foremost, one’s commitment to, and comprehension of, institutional economics. This commitment and comprehension should be made evident by an individual’s scholarly record of research and publication. It is also necessary for the editor to have strong managerial skills and an ability to work with the various personalities and points of view which are associated with the JEI.

Since the editor’s job requires a considerable time commitment, candidates should also be able to demonstrate that they will have the time to devote to the JEI, for example, by having substantial released time from teaching, research, and other duties.

In the past, the editor’s employer has also provided financial support for the office expenses and a production editor. Accordingly, a candidate’s documentation of such financial support is a consideration in the selection of a new editor. But it should be emphasized that financial support is not the only criterion. Interested and qualified individuals who cannot obtain such financial support from their institutions are nonetheless encouraged to apply because the most important qualification is the candidate’s ability to continue to develop the quality and significance of the JEI.

Application Materials
The application for the editor’s position should include:

Applications and material should be submitted to the AFEE Office in care of Eric Hake, AFEE Secretary, KSOB, Ketner 327, Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St, Salisbury, NC 28144-2488, by e-mail at erhake@catawba.edu, by fax at 704-637-4422.

To be given full consideration, letters of application or nomination should be submitted no later than October 1, 2011, and supporting materials should be submitted no later than October 15, 2011.

Inquiries and suggestions are invited from all AFEE members as the selections process unfolds. Please contact Janice Peterson with inquiries and suggestions at japeterson@csufresno.edu

The Daniel Singer Prize

The Daniel Singer Millennium Prize Foundation congratulates Sheila Cohen, winner of the 2010 Singer Prize for her essay Starting All Over From Scratch? A Plea for ‘Radical Reform’ in Our Own Movement.

We invite submissions to the 2011 competition. The $2,500 prize will be awarded for an original essay in English, Spanish or French of not more than 5,000 words, which explores the question:

“In some Western countries, right-wing populism has been able to channel much of the anger caused by the financial crisis and its effects. Why has the Left been marginalized? How can this be overcome?”

Submissions must be received by July 31, 2011, and the winner announced in December 2011. Essays can be sent either by post or e-mail to:

The Daniel Singer Millennium Prize Foundation
PO Box 2371, El Cerrito, CA 94530 USA

Gilles Dostaler Passed Away

DostalerMembers of this list will be saddened to learn of the death of Gilles Dostaler, my senior colleague and fellow historian of economics at the Université du Québec à Montréal.   After a brave battle with cancer, Gilles passed away early on Saturday morning, February 26th.  He will be sorely missed by his partner Marielle, his family and friends, and his colleagues in the international community.

Robert Leonards

Je viens de recevoir la très triste nouvelle du décès le 26 février de Gilles Dostaler, membre de l'ADEK et éminent historien de la pensée de Keynes. Il enseignait à Montréal, mais était régulièrement de passage en France, notamment comme professeur invité à l'IEP de Toulouse. Tous ceux qui l'ont côtoyé ont été marqué par son intelligence, son sens de l'humour décapant et un énorme amour de la vie. Il avait une grande ouverture d'esprit travaillant sur Hayek, sur Keynes tout en gardant quelque part une préférence pour Marx.
Nous avons tous lu son excellent ouvrage "Les combats de Keynes", qui restera comme la plus intéressante biographie écrite sur Keynes. Nous relirons longtemps ses travaux.
C'est une très grande perte pour l'économie politique.

Edwin Le Heron

• Keynes, Par-delà l'économie, éditions Thierry Magnier, collection Troisieme Culture, 2009, 153 p.
• 2009, Capitalisme et pulsion de mort avec Bernard Maris, Paris, Albin Michel.
• 2005, Keynes et ses combats, Paris, Albin Michel; Keynes and his Battles, Cheltenham, RU et Northhampton, Mass., EU, Edward Elgar, 2007; traduction japonaise, Tokyo, Fujiwara Shoten, 2008.
• 2001, Le libéralisme de Hayek, Paris, La Découverte; traduction italienne, Soveria Mannelli, Rubbetino, 2008; traduction vietnamienne, Hanoï, Tri Thuc, 2008.