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
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.
"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.
Tae-Hee Jo and Ted Schmidt, Editors
Table of Contents
Call for Papers
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
George DeMartino, Lynne Chester, Peter
Earl, Alan Freeman, Fred Lee, Ioana Negru, Steven Pressman, Molly Scott
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
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
(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
“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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS NOW OPEN
While papers in any area of labour market analysis will be of interest,
papers will be particularly welcome in the following research and
- Reflections on the global financial crisis? Fiscal austerity,
reform agendas etc.
- Any research on unemployment - its dimensions, causes, cures.
- The labour market and the ageing debate.
- The policy challenge of emerging skill shortages and
underutilisation - how do we design effective solutions to both?
- The increasing problem of underemployment and marginal workers.
- Why has work become more precarious? Is it a problem? What are
- What is full employment? How is it defined and measured? How
close are we to achieving full employment? What are the challenges that
- Employment guarantees versus income guarantees - pros and cons.
- Why do disparities in regional labour markets persist? What is
the extent of the problem and its solutions? Analysing spatial patterns
of work and housing.
- Long-term, youth, disabled and indigenous unemployment.
Abstracts: Monday 11th July 2011 5pm
Refereed Papers: Monday 26th September 2011 (draft for refereeing
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:
for the formatting requirements needed for the submission of papers as
well as paper deadlines. Please submit your abstract to the CofFEE
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 email@example.com
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"
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
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?
Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail until 4 March to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download Call for Papers
Sexuality and Political Economy
An interdisciplinary workshop at Manchester Metropolitan Univ.,
UK | 24th-25th May, 2011
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
- Prof. Floya Anthias (Roehampton University, UK)
- Prof. Rosemary Hennessy (Rice University, USA)
- Prof. Sylvia Walby (Univ. of Lancaster, UK)
- Dr. Jon Binnie (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
- Dr. Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez
(University of Manchester, UK)
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 (email@example.com
) and Christian
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:
- The relationship between the quality of economic governance
institutions (EGI) and innovation performance at country level
- The relationship between the quality of EGI and innovation
performance at the level of regions/clusters
- The relationship between the quality of corporate governance
institutions (CGI) and innovation performance at firm level
- How does market structure and/or network structures affect the
level of innovation at country level?
- How does market structure and/or network structures affect the
level of innovation at firm level?
- How do internal governance structures of global industries (e.g.
buyer’s imposition and enforcement of product specification)
affect the firms’ innovation effort?
- How do external governance structures of global industries
(mandatory and voluntary environmental and social standards) affect the
firms’ innovation effort?
- How can we analyse the interaction between
economic/corporate/relational governance, market structure and network
structures; and how can we relate such interaction to innovation
- Which dimensions of economic/relations/corporate governance
quality tend to be more effective on the level of innovation? Does the
variation in effect depend on network structures/dynamics?
- Does the relationship between innovation, governance, market
structure and networks differ between different country groups and/or
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.
- Deadline for proposal submission : 3 April 2011
- Notification of editorial committee decisions : 18 April 2011
- Submission of draft papers : 22 August 2011
- Conference date : 9 – 10 September 2011
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
"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:
- 1. Marx als Vollender der ökonomischen Klassik. Was ist
Klassik heute? Was davon hat Marx kritisiert, was weitergegeben?
- 2. Kritik der bürgerlichen Ökonomie. Ist die Kritik
nach 150 Jahren erfolgreichen Wirkens dieser Ökonomie noch
gültig? Oder gehört heute dazu zwingend auch eine Kritik des
- 3. Das ökonomische Weltsystem. Was war es damals, was ist
es heute? Was taugen die Marx'schen Kategorien zur Analyse? Was hat die
Mainstream-Ökonomie -vielleicht stillschweigend oder umdeutend -
- 4. Die Klassengesellschaft. Was ist aus ihr geworden?
Könnte Marx etwa mit dem Gini-Koeffizienten etwas anfangen, und
was würde er zu den neuesten Errungenschaften von Wohlfahrts-,
Sozialkapital- und Glückmessungen sagen?
- 5. Anreger moderner politischer Diskurse. Vielrezipierte
zeitgenössische Denker wie etwa Hardt/Negri haben einer
Re-Lektüre von Marx wieder Auftrieb gegeben. Zu Recht?
- 6. ... schließlich wäre natürlich auch die
Kritik der Marx-Kritik - wie auch der Marx- Dogmatisierung - ein
schönes Feld. Wie ist er doch verzerrt worden ohne gelesen zu
werden, und das auch von hochnoblen Ökonomen!
Vorschläge von Beiträgen (Abstracts im Umfang von ca.
½ - 1 Seite): 1. Juni 2011
Abstracts an firstname.lastname@example.org
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
José Luís Cardoso (ICS,
University of Lisbon)
André Lapidus (PHARE, University of Paris I)
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 (email@example.com)
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.
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
Preliminary list of speakers
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org before
April 1st. A decision will be made by April 15th.
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
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
For further details, download Call for Papers
HES at ASSA
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 email@example.com
deadline is May 1, 2011.
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
Hétérodoxies du CES
(Université Bordeaux IV, GREThA) «
Pouvoir et domination dans les politiques de développement»
- vendredi 4 mars 2011 (de 16h à 18h)
- Maison des Sciences Economiques, salle des conférences
(6e étage) 106 Boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75 013 PARIS
(Métro Campo Formio)
Le texte de la communication est disponible sur le site : http://ces.univ-paris1.fr/membre/seminaire/heterodoxies/
Séances suivantes :
- 5 avril 2011 : Philippe BATIFOULIER (EconomiX, Université
Paris Ouest Nanterre – La défense) « La construction
d'un marché de la santé : une mise en ordre
inégalitaire et inefficace »
- 7 juin 2011 : Christian TUTIN (Université Paris XII),
« Etat providence : logement social et marchés du
logement. Une perspective européenne »
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
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).
Annual Conference 2011
June 9-11, 2011 | Minervino di Lecce, Italy | Conference website
Economic development and social cohesion:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com by
February 28th, 2011. The results of the selection process will be
communicated by March 15th, 2011.
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)
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
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
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
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:
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?
Fortnight seminar. Chris Davis, Producer Partnerships Director,
Register for these (and other) events here
PKSG Keynes Seminar
All sessions on Tuesdays from 5.30 - 7.00 pm at Robinson College,
Tuesday 1 March
- Jerry Courvisanos, University of Ballarat: "A Kaleckian Approach
to Innovation and Investment Policy in the context of Sustainable
- Discussant: Jan Toporowski, SOAS
- Venue: Auditorium Lounge, Robinson College
Diminishing Returns? Feminist Engagements with the Return to “the
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:
- Rosemary Coombe (York University, Canada)
- Radhika Desai (University of Manitoba, Canada)
- Denise Ferreira da Silva (Queen Mary, UK)
- Nina Power (Roehampton, UK)
- Donatella Alessandrini (Kent, UK)
- Brenna Bhandar (Kent, UK)
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.
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
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).
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
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.
Instituto de História Contemporânea/ Faculdade de
Ciências Sociais e Humanas (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) Av. de
Berna, 26 C 1069-061 Lisboa, Portugal
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Postings for Heterodox
Bucknell University, USA
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Category: Faculty - Liberal Arts - Economics
Application Due:Open Until Filled
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
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
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
Vacancy No: RAPS/1/2011/INTEGRATION/01
Title: Economist (Technical Specialist)
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,
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.
Saint Mary's University,
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
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
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.
of Puget Sound, USA
Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor
Full-time, one-semester, leave replacement (Fall, 2011)
- Two sections of introductory economics and one upper-division
course in area of candidate’s specialization
- Ph.D. or Ph.D.- track Graduate Training in Economics with an
interest in undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education.
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.
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.
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.
Ross C. Singleton, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Economics
University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner
Tacoma, WA 98416
Conference Papers, Reports,
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
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
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/
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
- Michael Osborne, Sheffield Hallam University. On the
significance of Sraffa's reswitching: some long-standing financial
puzzles and their joint resolution.
- discussant: Andrew Trigg, The Open University
Tuesday 1 February
- Stephen Dunn, Department of Health
- The modern food industry and public health: A Galbraithian
- Discussant: Robert McMaster, University of Glasgow
Tuesday 18 January
- Neville Norman, University of Melbourne. The Post Keynesian
approach to industrial pricing.
- Discussants: Mark Hayes and Ken Coutts, University of Cambridge
Amherst Economics Department Working Papers
- Relations of Production and Modes of Surplus Extraction in
India, Amit Basole and Deepankar Basu
- Racial Disparities in the Cognition-Health Relationship, Owen
- Dynamics of Output and Employment in the U.S. Economy, Deepankar
Basu and Duncan K. Foley
- Terms of Trade and Output Fluctuations in Colombia, Gonzalo
These (and previous) working papers can be accessed here.
Economic and Labour Relations Review, 21(2): Dec. 2010
Symposium: Innovation, Skills and Training
- Moral Sentiments and the Minimum Wage / David H. Plowman
- Symposium Introduction / Anne Junor
- Legal Incentives to Promote Innovation at Work: A Critical
Analysis / Chris Dent, Colin Fenwick and Kirsten Newitt
- Deskilling: A New Discourse and Some New Evidence / Doug Fraser
- Innovation and Vocational Education / Phillip Toner
- Modern Awards and Skill Development Through Apprenticeships and
Traineeships / Damian Oliver
- Exploring Skill Ecosystems in the Australian Meat Processing
Industry: Unions, Employers and Institutional Change / Richard Cooney,
Marjorie Jerrard, Ross Donohue and Nell Kimberley
- Social Innovation and Why it has Policy Significance / David
Adams and Michael Hess
and Society, 40(1): Feb. 2011
Journal website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03085147.asp
- National and international interlocking directorates within
Europe: corporate networks within and among fifteen European countries
/ Kees van Veen; Jan Kratzer
- Distributed execution in illiquid times: an alternative
explanation of trading in stock markets / Aaron Z. Pitluck
- Pathways to cooperation: the transformation of labour relations
among leading South Korean firms / Tat Yan Kong
- Revitalizing the institutional roots of Anglo-American corporate
governance / Marc T. Moore; Antoine Rebérioux
- Making finance productive / Brett Christophers
- Mapping the cultural grammar of reflexivity: the case of the
Enron scandal / Galit Ailon
Materialism, 18(4): 2010
- Exploring Working-Class Consciousness: A Critique of the Theory
of the ‘Labour-Aristocracy’ / Charles Post
- On the ‘Philosophical Foundations’ of Italian
Workerism: A Conceptual Approach / Adelino Zanini
- Le Capital Amoureux: Imaginary Wealth and Revolution in Jean
Genet’s Prisoner of Love / Duy Lap Nguyen
- Moral Dilemmas and Broken Promises: A Historical-Philosophical
Overview of the Nonviolent Movement / Domenico Losurdo
- ‘What Keeps Mankind Alive?’: the Eleventh
International Istanbul Biennial. Once More on Aesthetics and Politics /
Gail Day, Steve Edwards & David Mabb
- Value after Lehman / Geoff Mann
Thomas Jeannot on Andrew Kliman’s Reclaiming
Marx’s ‘Capital’: A Refutation of the Myth of
Fred Moseley on Andrew Kliman’s Reclaiming Marx’s
‘Capital’: A Refutation of the Myth of Inconsistency
Gail Day on Pier Vittorio Aureli’s The Project of
Autonomy: Politics and Architecture Within and Against Capitalism
Socialist Review, 75: Jan/Feb 2011
A New Age
of Austerity: The latest phase of the global crisis
ANALYSIS IN BRIEF
- Defend WikiLeaks and Julian Assange
- Lee Sustar , A new age of austerity—and resistance
- Plus Kieran Allen on the cause of Ireland’s crisis
- Claudio Katz, Interpretations of the economic crisis
- Fatima Bhutto Interview "Pakistan’s balancing act"
- China Miéville Interview, "Fantasy, science fiction, and
Yanowitz, February’s forgotten
vanguard The myth of Russia’s
Blanc , Trotsky—truth and fiction
Scott, Workers of the world—past,
Sherry Wolf on Israel and apartheid South Africa; Ashley Smith on fault
lines of the global crisis; Matt Korn on the Texas prison system; Jeff
Bale on the philosophy of language; Pete Redington on the
profit-masters of sport
Political Economy, 26: 2010
Part I: The National Question
Part II: Crisis Empirically and Theoretically Understood
- Is the national question an aporia for humanity? How to read
Rosa Luxemburg's “The national question and autonomy” /
- Iran: Islamic republic or God's kingdom? The election, protest,
and prospects for change / Farhang Morady
Part III: A Science of Capital
- Consumption demand in Marx and in the current crisis / Radhika
- Low surplus value historically required for accumulation, seen
in a model derived from Marx / Paul Zarembka
- World money: From the Eurodollar to the Sinodollar / Karen
- Crisis and “law of motion” in economics: a critique
of positivist Marxism / Alan Freeman
- Fundamentals of a science of capital and bourgeois society:
Marxian notions of value, prices, and the structure of time /
Review of Social Economy,
69(1): March 2011
Journal website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00346764.asp
- Fairness and Wages in Mexico's Maquiladora Industry: An
Empirical Analysis of Labor Demand and the Gender Wage Gap / Aurelie
- Experimental Estimates of Taxpayer Ethics / Joseph G.
Eisenhauer; Doris Geide-Stevenson; David L. Ferro
- No Small Hope: The Basic Goods Imperative / Kenneth A.
- From a Narrowly Defined Minimum Wage to Broader Wage Policy /
Oren M. Levin-Waldman
- Identity, Gender, and Subjective Well-Being / Wen-Chun
- Economics Confronts the Economy / R. Shashi
- Future Directions for Heterodox Economics / Emil B.
- The Vocation of Business: Social Justice in the Marketplace /
Roderick J. Macdonald
- Intangible Capital: Its Contribution to Economic Growth,
Well-being and Rationality / Benhua Yang
Economia Critica, 10: 2010
Journal website: http://revistaeconomiacritica.org
(entire issue is available here)
- Vivienda vacía e intervención pública
en la Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco en el contexto
europeo | Aitziber Etxezarreta Etxarri
CRISIS DEL MODELO AGROALIMENTARIO Y ALTERNATIVAS
- Presentación / Manuel Gonzalez de Molina y Xavier
- El sistema agroalimentario globalizado: imperios alimentarios y
degradación social y ecológica / Manuel Delgado Cabeza
- Agroecología: potenciando la agricultura campesina para
revertir el hambre y la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo / Miguel A.
Altieri y Clara I. Nicholls
- Políticas públicas y alternativas
agroecológicas en Brasil: perspectivas para la seguridad y
soberanía alimentaria / Francisco Roberto Caporal y Paulo
- Agroecología y Decrecimiento. Una alternativa sostenible
a la configuración del actual sistema agroalimentario
español / Manuel González de Molina y Juan Infante
- Construyendo alternativas agroecológicas al sistema
agroalimentario global: acción y reacción en el estado
español / Xavier Simón Fernández, Damián
Copena Rodríguez y Lucía Rodríguez Amoedo
CLÁSICOS U OLVIDADOS
- Racionalidad versus intereses: hacia una economía
política de la “Globalización + Crisis” /
Juan Tugores Ques
- Where have all the Sraffians gone? (A propósito del
cincuentenario de Producción de mercancías por medio de
mercancías) / Antonio Garrido de la Morena
- Presentación del artículo de Piero Sraffa, Sobre
las relaciones entre coste y cantidad producida / Alfons Barceló
- Sobre las relaciones entre coste y cantidad producida / Piero
- Robert Skidelsky, El regreso de Keynes. Crítica, Madrid,
2009 / Luis Fernando Lobejón
- Alicia Girón González (coord.), Crisis
económica, una perspectiva feminista desde América
Latina, prólogo Cristina Carrasco, Caracas Venezuela: UNAM,
Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas: Consejo Latinoamericano
de Ciencias Sociales: Universidad Central de Venezuela, Centro de
Estudios de la Mujer, 2010 / Patricia Duarte Rodríguez
- Juan Tugores Ques, Crisis lecciones aprendidas…O no,
Fundación Centro de Estudios Internacionales/Marcial Pons.
Madrid, 2010 / Carlos Berzosa Alonso-Martínez
- S. Jallais, B. Guerrien, Microeconomía, una
presentación crítica, Maia Ediciones. Madrid, 2008
/Ausias Ribó Argemí
& Society, 75(1): Jan. 2011
Journal website: http://www.scienceandsociety.com/
Editorial Perspectives: A Reflection on Secularism, Elitism and
- Consciousness as Objective Activity: A Historical–Genetic
Approach / Siyaves Azeri
THE WESTERN LEFT, THE SOVIET UNION, AND MARXISM
- Introduction / Riccardo Bellofiore
- Machinery, Productive Subjectivity and the Limits to Capitalism
in Capital and the Grundrisse / Guido Starosta
- The Whole and the Parts: The Early Development of Marx's Theory
of the Distribution of Surplus-Value in the Grundrisse / Fred Moseley
- From the “Fall of the Rate of Profit” in the
Grundrisse to the Cyclical Development of the Profit Rate in Capital /
Geert Reuten and Peter Thomas
- How the US Hasn't Been the Same Since the SU Passed Away / Larry
Garner and Roberta Garner
- Marxist Analyses of Stalinism / Daniel Gaido
- On the Question of Soviet Socialism / Paresh Chattopadhyay
- Some Lessons from the Failed Transition to Socialism / Mel
- A Brief Response, in Anticipation of Further Debate /
Centre for Policy Alternatives
The latest update from the CCPA
The EPI's current Newsletter focuses on "Setting the record
straight on public employee wages and unions" and can be found here
Latest articles from the GLC here
- Reversing a History of Exclusion through International
Time for a new Paradigm, Sharan Burrow
Europe's Hidden Inequality, Michael Dauderstadt
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
Happens if Germany Exits the Euro? Marshall Auerback, Policy Note
2011 / 1
Time to Rein In the Fed Scott Fullwiler and L. Randall Wray,
One-Pager No. 8, February 14, 2011
Policy: Why Aggregate Demand Management Fails and What to Do about It, Pavlina
R. Tcherneva, Working Paper No. 650, January 2011
Policy Effectiveness: Lessons from the Great Recession, Pavlina R.
Tcherneva, Working Paper No. 649, January 2011
Heterodox Books and Book
Anarchism and Syndicalism in
the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940
Subtitle: The Praxis of National Liberation, Internationalism, and
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 |
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.
By Molly Scott Cato
January 27th 2011. Routledge. Series in Routledge
Introductions to Environment. 268 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-47741-3 (pb)
20% discount code: EE11
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
By Andrea Micocci and preface by Giuseppe Limone
2011. ESI, Naples.461 pages.
To be published as “Moderation and Revolution” by
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.
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
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
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:
Reviewed for EH.Net by Jared Rubin, Department of Economics, California
State University, Fullerton. Read the review here
Books to review
The list of books available for review can be found here.
Marx and Philosophy
- Morgon on Badiou
- Melançon on Therborn
- Weislogel on Kierkegaard
- Bunyard on Negativity
- Melrose on `scientific’ socialism
For the latest books reviewed and list of books to be reviewed: http://marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/
Graduate Programs and Scholarships
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
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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
but most of the information needed to apply is below.
Informal enquiries should be submitted to Mrs Teresa Bowdrey, PhD
Programme Administrator, at email@example.com.
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
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:
- 1. Why a GTAship would enable you to do a PhD in financial terms
- i.e. details of why other funding is not available to you;
- 2. How it will contribute to your professional academic
development – i.e. the ways in which you expect to benefit from
the teacher training and the seminar teaching, assessment and
supervision duties which being a GTA entails; and
- 3. How your proposed research constitutes a critical rethinking
of management, business and organization.
- Please remember that we are especially keen to receive
applications in the areas of organization studies, human resource
management, marketing, finance and related fields. You should give
equal attention to each aspect of the statement.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post at:
Please do NOT apply online for this part of the process.
University of Leicester School of Management,
Ken Edwards Building,
Leicester LE1 7RH, UK.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Further Details and Application Process
Candidates for the joint studentship with the School of Geography
should discuss their research proposal with Professor Adrian Smith (email@example.com
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/
Heterodox Web Sites and
AFEE has a Facebook page which can be found here
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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
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HMiRN is an open network. Anyone who has been contributing to the filed
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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.
on urban agriculture Basel for a German texts on it).
Ökonomische Texte von Karl Marx im Internet
Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe (MEGA) now online and searchable.
Economics in the Media
Fuelled by Academic Journals
Letter by Mike Cushman of the LSE. Feb. 19, 2011. The
Guardian. Read the letter here
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
Goes to the Confessional
Financial Times' editorial staff on the IMF's mea culpa. A
"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
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.
from Heterodox Economists
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Radical Notes, which has become a recognised voice of radical
Please let us know at our email address (email@example.com)
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Looking forward to your support in the struggle against capitalist
Ravi Kumar, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Jamia
Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Editor, Radical Notes, www.radicalnotes.com
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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
- June 2011: The selection process begins. Nominations,
applications and inquiries may be submitted to the AFEE Business Office
in care of Eric Hake, AFEE Secretary. (Contact information follows.)
- October 1, 2011: Deadline for letter of application or
acceptance of nomination.
- October 15, 2011: Deadline for supporting materials (see below).
- November 15, 2011: COP report to the Board. It is expected that
the Board may decide to make a selection and set in motion final
negotiations at this time.
- January 1, 2012: New editor begins to work with Rick Adkisson on
- July 1, 2012: New editor begins three-year term.
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.
The application for the editor’s position should include:
- 1. A letter of application or acceptance or nomination
indicating the candidate’s interest and qualifications for the
job. Candidates are encouraged to include a brief statement of their
managerial and editorial strategy or philosophy and a 2-3 page
statement of their vision with respect to the future of institutional
economics and the JEI.
- 2. A detailed vita.
- 3. Three to five letters on nomination or support from scholars
familiar with the candidate’s research, administrative ability,
and professional background in general.
- 4. A statement from an appropriate administrator or academic
official of the candidate’s employer indicating the level of
institutional support, at least on a preliminary basis, specifically in
relation to released time and financial support for a production editor
and miscellaneous office expenses.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
, by fax at
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 email@example.com
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
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
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
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
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,
• 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.