Heterodox Economics Newsletter, Issue 98| April 20, 2010 | 1 |
Issue 98 | April 20, 2010
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From the Editor

Last week I (Jo) enjoyed a four-day trip to Reno where the Association for Institutional Thought Annual Conference took place. As always, many heterodox economists and students showed up with interesting papers. For me, one of the most interesting papers was Fred Lee's "Heterodox Economics and Its Critics." His paper is a response to those critics who deny the distinctive identity of heterodox economics (readers may refer to Fred Lee's editorial in the 91st issue of the Newsletter).

Are we, heterodox economists, different from orthodox economists? In what sense and to what extent is heterodox economics distinctive from orthodox economics? Luca De Benedicts and Michele Di Maio give you some answers to these questions in their paper, "Within and Between Disagreement Across Schools of Thought in Economics: Evidence from Italian Economists.'' Some of the empirical results you may find surprising.
As bad critics always exist, so do bad administrators; they are not tolerant of views that might challenge their vested interests. See the story of Clive Spash who, while employed by a government research institute in Australia, wrote an article critical of market-based pollution trade credit programs. The story has a familiar ring to it: administrators try to prevent its publication; after some bad publicity, they allow it to be published, but only after substantive editing.  For the somewhat happy ending in this case, the author eventually resigns and publishes the article in its original form.  

Finally, check out the Guardian editorial by Larry Elliott  "Rescuing Economics from its Own Crisis", writing about a conference at King's College Cambridge on the future of economics, he states:


"Even more worryingly, there has been no room in this view of the world for the heterodox. The prestigious economics journals have been cleansed of all but the purveyors of highly technical algebra. Economic history has been removed from the syllabus, because those who yearn for economics to be a hard science believe the past can teach them nothing. Truly, the lunatics have taken over the asylum."

In solidarity,

Tae-Hee Jo and Ted Schmidt, Editors


Table of Contents
Call for Papers
III International Congress of the Brazilian Keynesian Association
III Jornadas de Economía Crítica
7th International Conference Developments in Economic Theory and Policy
13th SUMMER School on Economic History, Philosophy, and History of Economic Thought
European Network on the Economics of the Firm (ENEF)
Feminist Economics
Green Economics Institute 5th Annual Conference
Historical Materialism Annual London Conference 2010
International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy
International Network for Economic Methodology
Journal of the History of Economic Thought
Power & Knowledge: The 2nd International Conference
Moneta e Credito and PSL Quarterly Review
Radical Footnotes
The Critical Governance Studies Conference 2010
The Euro Zone and Emerging Countries in the Financial Crisis
The Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM) 14th conference
Conferences, Seminars & Lectures
VII International Colloquium: Getting out of the Current Economic Crisis in the light of Alternative Paradigms
Asociación de Economía para el Desarrollo de la Argentina (AEDA)
Capitalism, Culture, Critique with Luc Boltanski and Nancy Fraser
Chartism Annual International Conference
CPNSS 20th Anniversary Lecture Series
Economics @ Marxism 2010
Fiscal Sustainability Teach-In and Counter-Conference
Historical Materialism 2010
History of Economics as Culture
Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (IGRS): London Conference
LSE Department of Geography Public Lecture
Marx and the Crisis: Workshop at the University of Bergamo
North American & Cuban Philosophers And Social Scientists
Peter Gowan Memorial Conference
PKSG: Keynes Seminar Live
Rethinking Social Economy
Salford: Seminar on Greek Crisis
Socialism 2010
The Enigma of Capital by David Harvey
The Future of Post Keynesian Economics
The Privatization of Public Space? Resisting Enclosure
Utopia, Dystopia and Critical Theory
Westminster Economics Forum
What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say
Job Postings for Heterodox Economists
Kingston University
York University
Nantes-Atlantic National College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering
Conference Papers, Reports, & Articles
Within and Between Disagreement Across Schools of Thought in Economics: Evidence from Italian Economists
Why the IMF Changed its Mind about Capital Controls
Why Agreement on Climate Change Stalled at Copenhagen
Sobre el Impacto de los Shocks de Demanda en la Inflación
A New Phase, Not Just Another Recession
Heterodox Journals & Newsletters
Antipode, 41(s1): January 2010
Bulletin of Political Economy, 3(2): December 2009
Economic Systems Research, 21(4): December 2009
Forum for Social Economics, 39(1): April
Industrial and Corporate Change, 19(2): April
International Socialist Review, 70: Mar./Apr. 2010
Journal of Economic Issues, 44(1): March
New Political Economy, 15(1): March
National Institute Economic Review, Feb. 2010
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: April 2010
Center for Social and Economic Research: Jan./Mar. 2010
Financial Accountability: April
Friends of Associative Economics Bulletin: April
Global Labour Column
Levy News: April
Policy Pennings: Agricultural Policy Column
Heterodox Books & Book Series
A Companion to Marx's Capital
Gender and Agrarian Reforms
Las sin parte: Matrimonios y divorcios entre feminismo y marxismo
Karl Marx: a Bibliographic and Political Biography
Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies
Neo-Liberal Scotland: Class and Society in a Stateless Nation
Socialists and the Capitalist Recession
The Deadly Ideas of Neoliberalism: How the IMF has Undermined Public Health and the Fight Against AIDS
The Situationists and the City
The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Microeconomics
Beyond The Profits System: Possibilities for a post-capitalist era
Moving People: Sustainable Development Transport
Neoliberal Africa: The Impact of Global Social Engineering
The Rise of China and India in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Critical Interventions
Heterodox Book Reviews
The Keynes Solution: The Path to Global Prosperity
Money and Households in a Capitalist Economy
The Foundations of Non-Equilibrium Economics
Defining Poverty in the Developing World
Human Resource Economics and Public Policy
Money, Crises and Transition
Heterodox Web Sites & Associates
Japanese Society for the History of Economic Thought
Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column
Blog: Une perspective du sud sur la culture, la politique et la globalisation
Undergraduate Economist: Perspectives of an Economics student
Heterodox Graduate Programs & Scholarships
The CEPN (Centre d’Economie de Paris Nord) of the University of Paris 13
ICDD Graduate School of Socio-Ecological Research for Development
The University of Athens Doctoral Program in Economics
Heterodox Economics in the Media
Rescuing Economics from its Own Crisis
Attack Wall Street, not Social Security
For Your Information
Censorship in Australia: The Case of Clive Spash
Ernest Mandel: A Revolutionary Life
Philosophy & Methodology of Economics eJournal
Voting is now open for the Revere Award for Economics

Call for Papers

III International Congress of the Brazilian Keynesian Association

Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 11 to 13 August 2010.

The Congress general theme is ‘Impacts of the International Financial Crisis’. With this theme, the AKB aims at analyzing, in a Keynesian perspective and other heterodox approaches, the impacts of the international financial crisis and the economic policies responses in both advance economies and developing economies. The Congress will have two special sessions: one about the impacts of the international financial crisis (Tom Palley, Steven Fazzari, Yoshiaki Nakano and Fernando Ferrari-Filho), and other one about the Keynesian alternatives to economic policies in Brazil (Luiz C. Bresser-Pereira, Nelson Barbosa, Luiz F. de Paula, and Julio Sergio G. de Almeida). There will be a mini-course on ‘Minsky and the International Financial Crisis’, with Prof Steven Fazzari. We would like to invite you to submit papers to our Congress.
The submissions shall be broadly related to the following topics:
Submission details: Scientific Committee and Other Details
The Scientific Committee is Ana Rosa Mendonça (UNICAMP), Fernando Ferrrari Filho (UFRGS) e Vanessa Petrelli Corrêa (UFU). Additional details about our Congress will appear in the AKB website (http://www.ppge.ufrgs.br/akb), as soon as the Steering Committee, Paulo Gala (FGV-SP), Luiz Fernando de Paula (UERJ), José Luís Oreiro (UnB) and Marco Flavio Resende (UFMG) has some news.
Download Call for Papers.

III Jornadas de Economía Crítica

14 al 16 de Oct.: Fac. Cs Económicas y Estadística - Rosario
Conference website: http://www.jornadaseconomiacritica.blogspot.com/

Se invita a estudiantes, graduados y docentes, investigadores y profesionales en Ciencias Económicas y Sociales a participar de las Terceras Jornadas de Economía Crítica (JEC).

Las Jornadas de Economía Crítica abrieron un espacio de discusión que permitió una novedosa articulación nacional que incluye a docentes, estudiantes, instituciones y organizaciones sociales. Así, han ampliado el tradicional espacio académico combinando visiones diversas de las ciencias sociales, al tiempo que se profundizó la discusión de políticas económicas en sintonía con la dinámica de esas organizaciones sociales.

El entusiasmo que las Jornadas de Economía Crítica de La Plata (2007) y Bahía Blanca (2009) han generado, dio lugar a enriquecedores intercambios durante estos años en los cuales ahondaremos en este nuevo encuentro. En contraste con la ahistoricidad y pensamiento monolítico de la escuela neoclásica, esta tercera edición de las JEC busca afianzar el debate entre las múltiples escuelas de pensamiento heterodoxas como cimiento de la construcción de perspectivas analíticas para comprender y transformar la realidad – con claridad conceptual y de objetivos como base de nuestras propuestas de acción política.
Como ya es nuestra costumbre, se estimula especialmente a jóvenes estudiantes o graduados recientes -a quienes la ortodoxia suele ignorar-, a presentar sus ideas, trabajos y/o tesinas de grado o postgrado.

Las III JEC se desarrollarán en la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Bv. Oroño 1261). Los días jueves 14, viernes 15 y sábado 16 de octubre de 2010, a partir de las 9hs y hasta las 20hs aproximadamente, contaremos con paneles de presentación de ponencias, mesas abiertas de debate y
actividades especiales, tal como ocurrió en las ediciones anteriores de estas Jornadas. Las JEC son gratuitas y abiertas a todo el que quiera participar. Se entregarán certificados de asistencia y exposición. Por otra parte, las regionales organizadoras se encargarán de ofrecer medios de transporte al costo desde las distintas ciudades del país. Más adelante comunicaremos también alternativas de alojamiento en Rosario. Las presentes Jornadas son organizadas por las Escuelas de Economía Política de La Plata (EEP-UNLP) y Buenos Aires (EsEP-UBA), la Red de Estudios de Economía Política de la UNR, el Colectivo Viceversa de la UNS, el Grupo de Economía Scalabrini Ortiz de la UNMdP y la Regional Córdoba de la UNC.

Todos los detalles se publicarán en www.jornadaseconomiacritica.blogspot.com.
Por cualquier consulta, escribir a jornadaseconomiacritica@gmail.com.

Download Call for Papers.

7th International Conference Developments in Economic Theory and Policy

Bilbao (Spain), in July 1-2, 2010

Organizing institutions: The Department of Applied Economics V of the University of the Basque Country and the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, of the University of Cambridge

Although papers are invited on all areas of economics, there will be Plenary Sessions with Invited Speakers about the following topics:
Suggestions for Organized Sessions are encouraged. An Organized Session is one session constructed in its entirety by a Session Organizer and submitted to the conference organizers as a complete package. Session organizers must provide the following information:
Besides Plenary, Organized and Normal Parallel sessions, there will also be Graduate Student Sessions (i.e., students currently making a MSc or a PhD programme). In these sessions, students can present their research and discuss that of other students. Participants in Graduate Student Sessions will pay a lower conference fee.
The deadline to submit papers and ‘Organized Sessions’ is 31st May 2010.
For more information, you can contact with Jesus Ferreiro (jesus.ferreiro@ehu.es) or Maribel Garcia-del-Valle (teresa.gvalleirala@ehu.es) or visit the website www.conferencedevelopments.com

13th SUMMER School on Economic History, Philosophy, and History of Economic Thought

PHARE, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France), University of Roma Tor Vergata (Rome, Italy) with the support of STOREP, Associazione Italiana per la Storia dell’Economia Politica (Italy) and of Association Charles Gide pour l'Étude de la Pensée Économique (France) organize the 13th Summer School on Economic History, Philosophy, and History of Economic Thought in Acqui Terme, Italy, HBA Academy (www.hbaacademy.it) from Wednesday 1st September to Monday 13th September 2010.

The SUMMER School on Economic History, Philosophy, and History of Economic Thought was established in 1998 with the following aims:
In line with this perspective we will organize:

About thirty PhD students and young scholars make up the usual attendance at the Summer School, joined by about 15 senior scholars. The working language is English.

The topic for 2010 is: Conflict and Cooperation: Lessons from history and from Economic Theory (for the provisional program see http://www.economia.uniroma2.it/universitedete/)

The registration fee is 60 €. It includes meals and accommodation.
Travel expenses will be refunded, at least partially.
Deadline for abstract submission: 10 June 2010

Information and submissions: katia.caldari@unipd.it

European Network on the Economics of the Firm (ENEF)

Website : http://www.enef.group.shef.ac.uk
Ronald Coase and the economics of the firm
Amsterdam School of Economics
16-17 September 2010
Organisers: Albert Jolink, Eva Niesten, Michael Dietrich

Following successful previous ENEF meetings held in Sheffield, Rotterdam, Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Cambridge, Pisa and Paris we would like to announce the seventh ENEF meeting to be held at the Amsterdam School of Economics.

Proposals for paper presentations on the economics of the firm in general and especially on this year’s theme – Ronald Coase and the economics of the firm – are invited. Researchers and especially PhD students who would like to attend without a paper are also welcome.

This meeting will emphasise economic and interdisciplinary contributions on the analysis of the firm as an institution, as well as more explicit discussions of Coase’s work or work in the traditions that have followed Coase. This involves discussions of organisation and the firm, externalities and social costs, transactions costs, and favours dialogue between empirical investigations, theoretical developments and normative contributions - concerning both the economics of the firm and public policies issues.

Download Call for papers: http://www.enef.group.shef.ac.uk/?page=2010%20Workshop

Feminist Economics

A Special Issue on Gender and Economics in Muslim Communities
Guest Editors: Ebru Kongar, Jennifer Olmsted, and Elora Shehabuddin

Over the past decade, there has been an increasing recognition of the importance of understanding economic conditions in a broad range of contemporary Muslim societies. However, large gaps remain in our knowledge of the links between gender, economic well-being, and the varying influences of religion due to gender-blind analyses and unexplored assumptions and generalizations regarding Muslim women’s experiences. This special issue, planned for online publication in 2013 and print in 2014, aims to provide a forum for rethinking the study of socioeconomic policies and processes that impinge on women’s and men’s lives in Muslim families, communities, and countries around the world. We seek contributions that interrogate the prevailing discourses and explore new insights into women’s economic well-being in Muslim communities. Of special interest are submissions that pay attention to women’s agency and voice and the intersections between religion, gender, class, and ethnicity in the analysis of outcomes. Submissions that rely on a variety of methodologies and research methods, including interpretive and quantitative methodologies (such as country-level or cross-country analyses), are welcome. Feminist Economics very much encourages submissions from the Global South and Central/Eastern Europe.

Contributions may cover diverse topics, including but not limited to:

Deadline for abstracts:
Please direct queries and abstracts (500 words maximum) to the Guest Editors: Ebru Kongar, Jennifer Olmsted, and Elora Shehabuddin at gemc@drew.edu no later than 15 August 2010. After approval of abstracts, final papers will be due 15 February 2011 and should be submitted to Feminist Economics through the submissions website (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rfec). Questions about these procedures may be sent tofeministeconomics@rice.edu, +1.713.348.4083 (phone), or +1.713.348.5495 (fax).

Visit the journal’s editorial website : www.feministeconomics.org

Green Economics Institute 5th Annual Conference

July 29th 30th 31st. Oxford University, UK

We are delighted to inform you about the 5th Annual Green Economics Conference at Oxford University which will take place this year on July 29th, 30th 31st 2010. Everyone is extremely welcome and this year the conference looks like it will be bigger than ever before with a fascinating line up of exciting and influential speakers from all parts of the planet.

The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones are advertising this conference -and their link can be seen on our website at: http://www.wsje-flp.com/articles.php/90/conference-announcement-call-for-papers-green-economics-institute

Please email us at:  greeneconomicsinstitute@yahoo.com, as soon as possible to let us know you would like to come and if you would like to be a speaker. Each year the speaker slots are very sought after, so do let us know early if you would like to come along.

We are also attaching a membership form of our Green Economics Institute Trust - if you would like to join our fast growing international network of green specialists.

The Green Economics Institute
00 44 1189841026

Download Call for Papers and Membership Form.

Historical Materialism Annual London Conference 2010

Central London, Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th November
Theme: Crisis and Critique
Submission and Abstract Deadline: 1 June 2010

Notwithstanding repeated invocations of the ‘green shoots of recovery’, the effects of the economic crisis that began in 2008 continue to be felt around the world. While some central tenets of the neoliberal project have been called into question, bank bailouts, cuts to public services and attacks on working people's lives demonstrate that the ruling order remains capable of imposing its agenda. Many significant Marxist analyses have already been produced of the origins, forms and prospects of the crisis, and we look forward to furthering these debates at HM London 2010. We also aim to encourage dialogue between the critique of political economy and other modes of criticism – ideological, political, aesthetic, philosophical – central to the Marxist tradition.

In the 1930s, Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht projected a journal to be called ‘Crisis and Critique’. In very different times, but in a similar spirit, HM London 2010 aims to serve as a forum for dialogue, interaction and debate between different strands of critical-Marxist theory. Whether their focus is the study of the capitalist mode of production's theoretical and practical foundations, the unmasking of its ideological forms of legitimation or its political negation, we are convinced that a renewed and politically effective Marxism will need to rely on all the resources of critique in the years ahead. Crises produce periods of ideological and political uncertainty. They are moments that put into question established cognitive and disciplinary compartmentalisations, and require a recomposition at the level of both theory and practice. HM London 2010 hopes to contribute to a broader dialogue on the Left aimed at such a recomposition, one of whose prerequisites remains the young Marx’s call for the ‘ruthless criticism of all that exists’.

We are seeking papers that respond to the current crisis from a range of Marxist perspectives, but also submissions that try to think about crisis and critique in their widest ramifications. HM will also consider proposals on themes and topics of interest to critical-Marxist theory not directly linked to the call for papers (we particularly welcome contributions on non-Western Marxism and on empirical enquiries employing Marxist methods).

While Historical Materialism is happy to receive proposals for panels, the editorial board reserves the right to change the composition of panels or to reject individual papers from panel proposals. We also expect all participants to attend the whole conference and not simply make ‘cameo’ appearances. We cannot accommodate special requests for specific slots or days, except in highly exceptional circumstances.

*Please note that, in order to allow for expected demand, this year the conference will be three and a half days’ long, starting on the Thursday afternoon.

Please submit a title and abstract of between 200 and 300 words by registering at http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/conferences/annual7/submit by 1 June 2010

Possible themes include:

International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy

In the context of the ongoing financial crisis, the IIPPE Financialisation Working Group hopes to show a strong presence at the International Conference in Political Economy in Crete on 10-12 September 2010 (please see general call for papers below).

Ideally, it would like to convene a number of panels under the general theme of the conference "The Financial Crisis and Beyond".

Contributions to following themes are particularly encouraged:

If you are interested in presenting a paper on one of these topics, or on heterodox finance more broadly, please e-mail your abstract (max.250 words) to Jo or Nina on jm60@soas.ac.uk and ak82@soas.ac.uk.

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended three weeks beyond the general deadline of the conference of 31st of March 2010 to 26th April 2010.

International Network for Economic Methodology

November 12-14th at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Abstracts of at least 750 words should be submitted by June 15th to Harold Kincaid at kincaid@uab.edu.

Program committee members are Harold Kincaid, Kevin Hoover, Wade Hands, Caterina Marchionni, and Ricardo Crespo. There will be no registration fee. Accommodations will be provided for graduate students and postdocs.

Journal of the History of Economic Thought

The Journal of the History of Economic Thought (JHET) invites recent PhD graduates who have successfully defended a doctoral thesis in the History of Economic Thought in 2009 or subsequently to submit a summary of their thesis for publication.

While the thesis may be written in any language, the summary must be in English and must not exceed 800 to 1,000 words, including references (if applicable). Each summary should begin with:
Contributors should register and submit the summary on the JHET website http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jhet.
On the drop-down menu asking for "type of submission", choose "thesis abstracts".

Remember: this is your opportunity to explain to people in the field why they should read your thesis, invite you to conferences, or consider you for fellowships and jobs, so think about how best to present your work clearly and concisely.

This will become a regular section of JHET if there is sufficient interest among recent graduates. JHET is distributed free of charge to members of the History of Economics Society as part of their membership package. Information about the journal and membership in HES can be found at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=HET.

For more information, contact : Evelyn L. Forget forget@historyofeconomics.org

Power & Knowledge: The 2nd International Conference

Tampere, Finland. September 6-8, 2010
Conference Website: http://www.uta.fi/laitokset/isss/tamcess/sovako/power2010/

PANEL:  "The fall and rise of efficiency as a (restored) politics of truth"

In its normalized form, neoliberalism was driven by a logic of financialization. The key role played by financial markets reflected in the hegemony of efficiency as a metric for assessing activity in an increasing number of public policy domains, from government spending to banking regulation to international food policy. The global crisis of capitalism temporarily challenged the role of efficiency as a structuring concept: financial markets suddenly became the monster to be civilized. Nevertheless, two years later efficiency appears to have regained its discursive primacy: for instance, the single most pressing issue identified in public policy discussions is the ‘sustainability’ of public debt  - framed again through ‘efficient markets’ to which governments have to be accountable. This panel seeks to explore how and why has efficiency endured as a governing principle throughout the crisis? What changes in meaning were necessary to rearticulate its hegemony? Do these changes work similarly in different policy domains or are we witnessing divergent operations of 'efficiency' as a (restored) politics of truth? We will address these questions in the domains of financial reform and international food policy, and invite further contributions to complement our multidisciplinary approach.

Contact Panel Organizers: Daniela Gabor (Daniela.Gabor@uwe.ac.uk) and Sally Brooks (s.brooks@ids.ac.uk)
Call for papers is open from March 1 to May 15, 2010

Moneta e Credito and PSL Quarterly Review

Call for Papers

The two journals (see the journal description below), published for more than sixty years by the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, now continue their activities with the Paolo Sylos Labini Association, which recently acquired them (with a change in name, from "BNL Quarterly Review," for the English journal).

Both journals are now published online, and are accessible free of charge at www.monetaecredito.info and www.pslquarterlyreview.info. Subscriptions are available for print editions of the journals. The supervisory board is composed of: Alessandro Roncaglia (Editor), Luigi Abete, Marcello de Cecco, Nerio Nesi, Luigi Pasinetti, Antonio Pedone, Romano Prodi, Alberto Quadrio Curzio, Giorgio Ruffolo, Mario Sarcinelli, Luigi Spaventa.

As in the past, the two journals select articles submitted for publication by way of anonymous referees. It is possible to propose articles through the online process on the journals' websites, or by sending an e-mail to monetaecredito@uniroma1.it and pslqr@uniroma1.it.

As in the past, it is possible to submit manuscripts pertaining to all fields of economic research, but original works in the principal fields of interest, international finance, international economics and applied macroeconomics, are particularly welcome.

The journals are indexed in the RepEc database and abstracting/indexing is currently sought on all other major databases.

PSL Quarterly Review

PSL Quarterly Review is a peer-reviewed journal that provides an open forum for dialogue and debate on economics and economic policy, along the lines of its predecessor, the BNL Quarterly Review. It welcomes original perspectives and diverse voices, encouraging a critical exchange of ideas. PSL Quarterly Review aims  at promoting open dialogue across cultural, ideological and at times theoretical walls in the attempt to understand the complexities of modern societies.

PSL Quarterly Review publishes original contributions in all the fields and from all the schools and research paradigms without any discrimination, provided that they are rigourous in method and relevant in content. Articles are of interest to general economics scholars and practitioners and they are international in breadth. PSL Quarterly Reviewis edited on the track marked by Paolo Sylos Labini, to which it is dedicated. Sylos Labini significantly contributed to the development of the economic science in the XX century, with major contributions on oligopoly theory, the analysis of social classes, civic and economic development and technical change. More information can be obtained on the website  www.syloslabini.info, where many of his writings are freely available.

PSL Quarterly Review was founded in 1947 under the name BNL Quarterly Review, and since year 2009 it is the journal of the Paolo Sylos Labini Association, presently published with a sponsorship of the BNP-Paribas group. PSL Quarterly Review publishes four issues a year, each covering a three-month period.

PSL Quarterly Review is available online free of charge and by subscription in printed form. Readers and authors are required to sign up to use the journal website and read articles, specifying their institution or employer. Their institution's library will be notified of the reader's or author's interest in the journal and it will be encouraged to subscribe to it and to sustain the review.

PSL Quarterly Review accepts submissions at any time of the year. Final decisions will be notified to the corresponding author within 90 days. PSL Quarterly Reviewoccasionally publishes articles commissioned by the Editor or a member of the Editorial Board, but these contributions will be refereed as any other unsolicited paper.

Authors are invited to attach a presentation letter to their submission, stating what is the innovative content of the proposed article and why is it of interest to the journal's readers.

PSL Quarterly Review welcomes proposals for special issues and conference proceedings as well. Conference organisers are invited to send a short note of maximum five pages, describing the content and scope of the proposed issue, briefly summarising the single contributions to be included in it, and stating the relevance of the topic and of the major contributions for the advancement of science and for the understanding of modern societies.

Moneta e Credito

Moneta e Credito é una rivista scientifica online basata sul criterio della peer-review, che si propone di costituire un luogo di dialogo e dibattito sui temi dell'economia e della politica economica. La rivista pubblica interventi originali e incoraggia prospettive critiche e scambio di idee, cercando di abbattere muri di incomunicabilità culturale, ideologica e perfino teorica, nel tentativo di comprendere la complessità delle società moderne.

Moneta e Credito pubblica articoli originali in tutti i campi e da tutte le scuole dell'economia politica, senza discriminazioni, purché siano rigorosi nel metodo e rilevanti nel merito. Gli articoli pubblicati sono normalmente di interesse per tutti gli economisti e gli operatori economici, e di rilevanza internazionale, sebbene con un'attenzione specifica sull'Italia.

Moneta e Credito é una rivista dell'Associazione Paolo Sylos Labini, pubblicata con il contributo del gruppo BNP-Paribas. Paolo Sylos Labini ha contribuito in maniera fondamentale alla teoria dello sviluppo economico, del progresso tecnico e civile, dell'oligopolio, delle classi sociali. Dal sito dell'Associazione, www.syloslabini.info, é possibile consultare e scaricare gratuitamente molti dei suoi lavori, in lingua italiane e inglese.

Moneta e Credito é pubblicata con cadenza trimestrale dal 1948, e dal 2009 é disponibile gratuitamente online, e in forma cartacea su abbonamento. E' necessario iscriversi al sito per leggere o inviare articoli, specificando la propria istituzione di appartenenza. Alle biblioteche delle istituzioni degli utenti registrati verrá proposto di abbonarsi alla rivista.

Radical Footnotes

Radical Footnotes is calling for papers in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish on Working-Class publishing, allied industries and concomitant métiers such as librarianship.

Contact: carlslienger@Gmail.com or radfootnotes@Gmail.com
Download Call for papers.

The Critical Governance Studies Conference 2010

13-14 December 2010
Theme : Challenging Orthodoxies
Keynote Speaker:
Nancy Fraser
Henry A. & Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics
New School for Social Research, New York
Conference Organizers : Jonathan S Davies & Penelope Tuck
Early Bird £250 (from 1st June)
£300 (from 1st October)
Please read the information overleaf and submit abstracts to esme.farrington@wbs.ac.uk
Please contact Esme for further information visit : http://go.warwick.ac.uk/orthodoxies
We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the Critical Governance Studies conference at Warwick on 13-14 December this year. The goal of the conference is to bring together scholars and critical practitioners challenging orthodoxies and developing critical approaches to the study and practice of governance.
At a time of crisis and discontent, and with the renaissance of social critique, we believe that the conference is timely and will enhance critical governance research across the social sciences. The conference is cross-disciplinary and we encourage colleagues to submit abstracts on themes that might include, among others, critical approaches to the governance of citizens, space, money, networks, risk, security, science and The University.
    The conference theme is ‘challenging orthodoxies’ and we ask colleagues to address it in their abstracts by describing a problematic orthodoxy, subjecting it to critical challenge and outlining new areas of inquiry and new social practices based on the critical approach. At the same time, we invite people to interrogate the key terms, ‘governance’, ‘orthodoxy’ and ‘critique’.
     Individual abstract submissions are welcome  from now until 31st October. Proposals for panels and streams following these guidelines are also welcome.
Conference registration opens on 1st June with an early bird rate of £250, plus accommodation, rising to £300 plus accommodation from 1st October. Details of how to register and book accommodation on campus will be available online from 1st June. Please email abstracts and other proposals to esme.farrington@wbs.ac.uk.

Please circulate this information to relevant contacts and networks and submit abstracts and other proposals to esme.farrington@wbs.ac.uk.  Esme is available on 02476 522525 if you have any other queries.

The Euro Zone and Emerging Countries in the Financial Crisis

GARNET Network of Excellence JERP 5.1.3. “EU and Africa”

Workshop Theme :  ‘The Euro Zone and Emerging Countries in the Financial Crisis’
Bordeaux, France, 8-9 July 2010

The impact of the current financial crisis on Western countries and the Euro zone in particular, has been extensively discussed. By contrast, the impact of the crisis on emerging and developing countries and, in particular, those in Africa, has not been similarly investigated.

The purpose of the workshop is to compare the impact of the crisis on the European Monetary Union (EMU) and countries like Great Britain on the one hand with the imprint on emerging countries. Are there major differences to be seen in their responses to the financial crisis? If so, what are these differences?
1) Is monetary union, as witnessed in the case of the Euro experience, a good solution for emerging countries? Some African countries, since they belong to the Franc Zone, are de facto members of the Euro zone. Thus, a specific comparison of this African currency zone, with the Europe may be valuable as a contribution to the academic literature. What have been specific consequences of the financial crisis on the Franc Zone? Has there been more stability in the Franc Zone than in the other African countries? Has the Franc zone been more (or less) resistant to the financial crisis than other African countries due to the credibility of its currency union? Last but not least, did it suffer from the same level of recession and deflation as in European countries?
2) Is inflation targeting as in Great Britain or Sweden a good monetary regime for emerging countries during a financial crisis? Should we export the inflation targeting regime to African countries? What does the experience of South Africa and Ghana with their inflation targeting regimes tell us about the sustainability of this regime in Africa and its suitability in times of crisis?
3) Or, one may ask, are currency boards (as in Bulgaria) a better system in times of financial crisis? Are they the one best way to prepare the euro adoption? Do they even constitute an alternative to the euro adoption?
The purpose of this forthcoming workshop organised as part of the ‘monetary governance’ project within the the ‘UE and Africa’ Jerp is to develop a comparative perspective on monetary regimes in Europe and Africa. The papers submitted for the workshop should therefore focus on this comparison in the current context of the financial crisis.

Paper proposals of around 350 words must be sent by May 1, 2010 to the workshop coordinators:
Edwin LE HERON (Sciences Po Bordeaux, France) e.le.heron@sciencespobordeaux.fr
Emmanuel CARRE (Sciences Po Bordeaux, France) carre.emnl@gmail.com

Articles should be preferably written in English, but may also be accepted in French. The committe will make its decision by May 15, 2010 and successful applicants will be informed by e-mail. The candidates selected for participation will be asked to confirm their intention to participate within 5 days, after which those places will be offered to other applicants. The final papers should be submitted by June 30, 2010.
Selected papers will be published in an edited volume, or as part of the special issue of an academic journal after the workshop..
GARNET encourages applicants to look for funding to fully or partially cover their travel expenses. GARNET will offer supplementary financing towards some of the travel cost.

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The Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM) 14th conference

Theme :  ‘Stabilising an unequal economy?’ : Public debt, financial regulation, and income distribution
29 – 30 October 2010, Berlin
Minsky’s question of how to stabilise an unstable economy is obviously of renewed importance today. But are the present policies merely stabilising an unsustainable accumulation regime based on income polarisation and the dominance of financial markets? What are the economic and political implications of rising public debt? How can financial regulation contribute to stability as well as equity?
The submission of papers in the following areas is encouraged:


For the open part of the conference the submission of papers on the general subject of the Research Network is encouraged as well. We also ask for the submission of papers for graduate student sessions on both the specific topic of this conference and the general subject of the Research Network. We intend to organise an introductory workshop on Keynesian economics aimed at graduate students on 28 October. 
Conference language is English. Selected papers will be published after the conference.
The deadline for paper proposals is 25 June 2010. Please send an abstract (one page) to
fmm@boeckler.de. Decisions will be made by mid-August. Accepted papers should be sent in by 15 October to be posted on the conference web page.

Organising Committee of the conference:

Torsten Niechoj, Özlem Onaran, Engelbert Stockhammer, Achim Truger and Till van Treeck (Till-van-Treeck@boeckler.de)


Coordinating Committee of the Research Network:

Sebastian Dullien (FHTW Berlin), Trevor Evans (Berlin School of Economics), Jochen Hartwig(KOF/ETH Zürich), Eckhard Hein (Berlin School of Economics), Hansjörg Herr (Berlin School of Economics), Camille Logeay (IMK, Düsseldorf), Özlem Onaran (Middlesex University) Torsten Niechoj(IMK, Düsseldorf), Jan Priewe (FHTW Berlin), Engelbert Stockhammer (Kingston University), Claus Thomasberger (FHTW Berlin), Achim Truger (IMK, Düsseldorf) and Till van Treeck (IMK, Düsseldorf).
More on the Research Network: www.network-macroeconomics.org
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Conferences, Seminars & Lectures

VII International Colloquium: Getting out of the Current Economic Crisis in the light of Alternative Paradigms

May 27th and 28th at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de Paris Nord.Paris – France.
Theme : Getting out of the Current Economic Crisis in the light of Alternative Paradigms

Following the successful experience of a series of international colloquium organized in Brazil and in Europe by the Department of Economics of the University of Brasilia, the VII International Colloquium will be organized jointly by the Department of Economics of the University of Brasilia (UnB) and the CEPN of the University of Paris 13 in May 27th and 28th at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de Paris Nord.

The event, as did occur since 1997, intends to stimulate a research agenda involving outstanding scholars from Europe, Americas and Asia. We expect to develop a productive exchange of research, ideas and results to highlight the latest and meaningful efforts in Economic Theory and Applied Economic. 

The central theme of the “VII International Colloquium” will be “Getting out of the Current Economic Crisis in the light of Alternative Paradigms”. The authors are invited to focus their analysis on a macroeconomic perspective on growth, distribution, structural change and ways out of the crisis, i.e, lessons from various approaches of development economics.

An important purpose of the event is to provide students and researchers with a source of theoretical and empirical works dealing with proposals to tackle some socio-economic issues in advanced and developing nations. We believe the meeting will also attract the attention of those with interest in Political Economy – not least the policy makers who are looking for policies that could meet the challenges of contemporary societies.

Thursday 27:
9h30-10h: Welcome to the participants: Joanilio Rodolpho Teixeira, Bruno Jetin and Pascal Petit
10h-12h30  Session I
10h-11h30: Presentations of the papers of session I

11h30-12h15: Panel of session I:

Panel of session I - On the Nature of the Crisis and its Impact on Emerging Economies: Joanílio Rodolpho Teixeira (University of Brasilia), Dominique Plihon (Université Paris Nord), Sébastien Charles (University of Paris 8).
12h15-12h30: Responses of the paper givers of session I
12h30-14h30: Lunch Break
14h30-17H00:  Session II
Session II: Modeling Growth and Income Distribution
Chair :  Amit Badhuri

14h30-16h Presentations of the papers of session II

16h-16h45 Panel of session II

Panel of session II - Modeling Growth and Income Distribution
Jean-Pierre Laffargue* (University of ParisI), Ricardo Azevedo Araújo ( Université de Brasilia),  Edwin Le Héron* (Université de Bordeaux-Montesquieu). 
16h45-17h00: Responses from the paper givers of session II
Friday 28:
10h-12h30: Session III
Session  III: Alternatives in Development Paradigms in the Context of Globalization.
Chair :  Pascal Petit

10h-11h30 presentations of the papers of session III

11h30-12h15: Panel of session III

Panel of session 3 - Alternatives in Development Paradigms in the Context of Globalisation : Pierre Salama (Université Paris Nord),  Amit Bhaduri ( Indian Council for Social Development), Jacques Mazier (Université Paris Nord).
12h15-12h30: Responses from the paper givers of session III
12h30- 14h30:  Lunch Break
14h30-17h: Session IV
Session IV:  Policies to Get out of the Crisis
Chair:   Maria de Lourdes Rollemberg Mollo (University of Brasilia)
14h 30– 16h30: Presentations of the papers of session IV
16h30-17h15 panel of session IV
Panel of session IV - Policies to Get Out of the Crisis.
Cédric Durand (CEPN Université Paris 13), Louis-Philipe Rochon (Laurentian University), Srinivas Raghavendra (National University of Ireland).

17h15-17h30: Responses from the paper givers of session IV.

17h30- 18h00:  Summing-up of the Colloquium and New Agenda
Organizing Committee
Joanílio Rodolpho Teixeira, University of Brasilia, Brazil (President)
Pascal Petit, Université Paris 13, France (Vice-President)
Bruno Jetin , University of Paris 13, France (Local Organizer)
Jacques Mazier , University of Paris13, France
John Battaille Hall, Portland State University, USA
Amit Bhaduri, Indian Council of Social Development, New Delhi, India
Ricardo Azevedo Araújo, University of Brasilia, Brazil (Managing Editor)
Márcia Castro, University of Brasilia, Brazil (Executive Secretary)
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Asociación de Economía para el Desarrollo de la Argentina (AEDA)

Taller: “Financiamiento y políticas de desarrollo. Elementos para una regulación más eficaz del sistema financiero argentino”

Buenos Aires, 5 y 6 de abril del 2010 - 17:30hs

Mesa redonda de apertura: Sobre aportes del sistema financiero al desarrollo
Exponen: Mario Tonveronachi / Jan Kregel / Cierre a cargo de Mercedes Marcó del Pont

Lugar: Hotel Castelar, Salón Dorado, Avenida de Mayo 1152.
Actividad abierta para todo público

For more information, visit www.aeda.org.ar

Capitalism, Culture, Critique with Luc Boltanski and Nancy Fraser

Thursday April 29th in RHB309, 5-7, Goldsmiths, University of London

As part of the Capitalism, Culture and Critique series, the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy, Goldsmiths, University of London invites you to a debate and open conversation with Luc Boltanski (l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris), co-author of 'The New Spirit of Capitalism' (Verso 2005), and author of 'Distant Suffering' (Cambridge 1999), and Nancy Fraser (New School for Social Research, New York), whose most recent work is 'Scales of Justice' (Columbia 2009).

Chartism Annual International Conference

The Sorbonne, Paris, between 2-4 July 2010

Chartism (1838-1858): New Perspectives/Le Chartisme (1838-1858): Nouvelles Perspectives.

The annual international Chartism Conference is organised by the Society of Labour History, the Chartist Study Group and the South Wales Centre for History and Interdisciplinary Research (SWCHIR). It will be held at the Sorbonne, Paris, between 2-4 July 2010. This is a two day conference on many aspects of Chartist history followed by a 'Revolution Walk' on 4 July.

Speakers include Speakers: Benoît Agnès (Université Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne, Joan Allen (Newcastle University), Fabrice Bensimon (Université Paris IV-Sorbonne, Eugenio Biagini (Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Malcolm Chase (Leeds University), Ian Haywood (Roehampton University), Iorwerth Prothero (Manchester), Michael Sanders (University of Manchester), and Gregory Vargo (Columbia University, New York, USA).

Visit Conference Website : http://education.newport.ac.uk/displayPage.aspx?object_id=12979&type=PAG

CPNSS 20th Anniversary Lecture Series

The Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year.  To mark this occasion we are holding some celebratory events. Please find attached your personal invitation to our 20th Anniversary lecture series entitled 'Philosophy in Psychology'. The three lectures will take place in May and June and each will be followed by a drinks reception.

Please note that space at the lectures is limited, so please RSVP specifying which lectures you wish to attend as soon as possible to: philcent@lse.ac.uk

We very much hope you will be able to join us in celebrating our anniversary.
Distinguished Lecture Series: Philosophy in Psychology

Lectures are followed by a reception.

London School of Economics and Political Science
Wolfson Theatre (lower ground floor), New Academic Building
54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ

For your invitation to our first event (12 March 2010), please see reverse www.lse.ac.uk/CPNSS/20thAnniversary

Download Flyer.

Economics @ Marxism 2010

Website : www.marxismfestival.org.uk
Central London 1-5 July

Featured speakers:


Join thousands of others at Europe’s biggest festival of radical ideas—featuring over 200 meetings, debates, film screenings, and musical performances.

For updates go to :http://www.facebook.com/marxism  | http://twitter.com/Marxism2k10
Book online now : http://www.marxismfestival.org.uk

Fiscal Sustainability Teach-In and Counter-Conference

April 28th, Washington D.C.

The conference aims to do just that with some real world, honest economics. The date was chosen as an alternative and counter to the deficit hawks at Peterson Foundation’s “Fiscal Summit.” We can move beyond the false economic orthodoxy that got us into the current economic mess and that is now being promoted to attack Social Security and Medicare — and harming our Nation and it’s People in so many ways. You can help.

Fore more details (including the conference program), download the flyer.

Historical Materialism 2010

York University, Toronto, Canada. May 13-16, 2010

Plenary speakers include Terry Eagleton, Andrea Smith, Vijay Prashad, Johanna Brenner, Aziz Choudry, Dorothy Smith, Kevin Anderson, and David McNally, among others.
Plenary topics include “Marx and the Global South,” “Global Crisis, Working Class Households and Migrant Labour,” “Capitalism, Race and Colonialism,” and “Is Marxism a Theodicy?” We will also be running a four-part course on Marx’s Capital.

Details on registration, accommodation and the conference program are available at www.yorku.ca/hmyork. To see the preliminary list of panels, click on the Program tab, then click on “Themes.”

History of Economics as Culture

The Cachan History of Social Science Group (H2S) will organize its second annual workshop on "History of Economics as Culture" on Friday April, 9.

Location is École normale supérieure de Cachan Cournot Building, Room C315/C317/C319.
9:45-10:00 am: Welcome
10:00-11:00 am
Roberta J. Pokphanh (University of Kansas - Department of Art History) / Taking Stock: Money Weighing and Account Keeping in Mid-Seventeenth Century Dutch Painting
Yann Giraud (University of Cergy-Pontoise - Department of Economics) and Loïc Charles (University of Reims - Department of Economics) / Economics for the Masses:The Visual Display of Economic Knowledge in the United States, 1921-1945
12:00-2:00pm: Lunch

2:00-3:00 pm

Charles R. Sullivan (University of Dallas - Department of History) / Adam Smith's "History of Astronomy" and the Development of Auguste Comte's Conception of Spiritual Power
3:00-4:00 pm
Robert Leonard (UQAM - Department of Economics) / Social Science and Modernism: The Case of Karl Menger
4:00-4:30 pm: General discussion

Entrance is free, but make sure that you registered in advance to me at the following address if you want to participate and have the papers:lo.charles@laposte.net
Use the same address for any query you might have regarding the workshop.

Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (IGRS): London Conference

Theme : New Insights into Gramsci's Life and Work
Friday, May 28th, 2010
Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

A one-day conference organised by Alessandro Carlucci (Royal Holloway, University of London) in association with the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (School of Advanced Studies, University of London)

Sponsored by the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust, and by the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway, University of London

The main aim of the conference is to share and disseminate the results of recent, specialised research on Gramsci. Significant novelties will be presented by leading experts with the aim of overcoming disciplinary boundaries and helping to reduce the  gaps between: a) widespread, conventional understandings of Gramsci and up-to-date specialised research; and b) the work on Gramsci's writings and biography and the use of Gramsci's theories for understanding current social, political and cultural issues.

Confirmed contributors: Derek Boothman (SSLMIT, University of Bologna), Craig Brandist (University of Sheffield), Fabio Frosini (University of Urbino), Carl Levy (Goldsmiths, University of London), James Martin (Goldsmiths, University of London), Anne Showstack Sassoon (Birkbeck, University of London), and Peter Thomas (member of the editorial board of Historical Materialism).

Entrance: FREE
For further information please contact the organisers at a.carlucci@rhul.ac.uk or igrs@sas.ac.uk

10.00 am - Coffee and Registration
10.30 am - Introduction
Alessandro Carlucci, 'Gramsci's Life and Work: Recent Findings and New Interpretative Trends'
11.00 am - Session I
Chair: Federico Faloppa (University of Reading)
Anne Showstack Sassoon, 'Gramsci's Struggle with Language Revisited'
Derek Boothman, 'Gramsci's Interest in Language: The Influence of the Dispense di glottologia (1912-13) on the Prison Notebooks'
Craig Brandist, 'Gramsci's Politics of Language in the Light of the Soviet Sociological Linguistics of the 1920s and 1930s'
1.00 am - Lunch break
2.00 pm - Session II
Chair: Simone Testa (IGRS, University of London)
Peter Thomas, 'Hegemony, the Philosophy of Praxis and the Third International'
Fabio Frosini, 'Reformation, Renaissance and the Rise of the Modern State'
3.20 pm - Tea and biscuits
3.45 pm - Session III
Chair: Anne Showstack Sassoon
Carl Levy, 'Gramsci and Anarchism'
James Martin, 'Gramsci and Gobetti: A Case of Elective Affinity?'
Concluding Remarks by the Chair and General Discussion

LSE Department of Geography Public Lecture

Monday 26 April 2010, 6.30-8pm at Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor David Harvey
Title : The Enigma of Capital
Web Site : http://www2.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2010/20100426t1830vOT.aspx

For three centuries the capitalist system has shaped western society and conditioned the lives of its people. Capitalism is cyclical - and increasingly bankrupt. Boom-and-bust is its model. Laying bare the follies of the international financial system, eminent academic David Harvey looks at the nature of capitalism and why it's time to call a halt to its unbridled excesses.

    He examines the vast flows of money that surge round the world in daily volumes well in excess of the sum of all its economies. He looks at the cycles of boom and bust in the world's housing and stock markets and shows that periodic episodes of meltdown are not only inevitable in the capitalist system but essential to its survival.

    The essence of capitalism is its amorality and lawlessness and to talk of a regulated, ethical capitalism is to make a fundamental error. The Enigma of Capital considers how crises of the current sort can best be contained within the constraints of capitalism, and makes the case for a social order that would allow us to live within a system that really could be responsible, just, and humane.

David Harvey is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the City University of New York Graduate School and former Professor of Geography at Johns Hopkins and Oxford Universities. The author of numerous books, he was awarded the Patron's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1995 and elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007. He is the world's most cited academic geographer and his course on Marx's Capital has been downloaded by well over 250,000 people since mid-2008:  http://davidharvey.org/

This event celebrates Professor Harvey's new book The Enigma of Capital.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.

Marx and the Crisis: Workshop at the University of Bergamo

Il Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
e la Facoltà di Economia
dell'Università di Bergamo
organizzano una Giornata di studio su

"Marx e la crisi"

il 23 aprile 2010 dalle 9.30 alle 19.00
Aula 15, Via dei Caniana 2


GIORGIO GATTEI (Università di Bologna)
Marx e l'economia di puro debito (I)

Distribuzione del reddito e crisi in uno schema marxiano di circuito monetario



ANDREA MICOCCI (University of Malta Link Campus, Roma)
Marxismo e crisi: una critica delle interpretazioni correnti e una alternativa non-dialettica

MASSIMILIANO TOMBA (Università di Padova)
Immagini della crisi e tempo storico


RICCARDO BELLOFIORE (Università di Bergamo)
La crisi capitalistica e le sue ricorrenze: una lettura a partire da Marx



(all'interno della lezione di Economia Monetaria e Economia Monetaria Internazionale)

VLADIMIRO GIACCHÈ (associazione Marx XXI, Roma)
Il ritorno del rimosso: Marx, la caduta del saggio di profitto e la crisi

con la partecipazione di
Riccardo Bellofiore, Guglielmo Forges Davanzati,
Giorgio Gattei, Vladimiro Giacché, Andrea Micocci, Massimiliano Tomba

Il seminario fa parte di una serie di incontri
dedicati alla attuale crisi sistemica del capitalismo

Il programma e gli abstract possono essere scaricati da: http://www.unibg.it/

La partecipazione è aperta a tutti gli interessati

Per ulteriori informazioni: riccardo.bellofiore@unibg.it

North American & Cuban Philosophers And Social Scientists

21st annual meeting, University of Havana, June 15-27, 2010
A dialog & tour organized by Professor Cliff DuRand of the Center for Global Justice, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

North American researchers and professionals in economics, political science, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history and the professions join with Cuban counterparts for lively dialog. Topics vary according to research interests but might include national identity, development, health care, socialism/capitalism, women & globalization, and cooperatives. The history, struggles, gains and problems of this ongoing revolution inevitably enter discussions at Cuba’s main university.

Even under current U.S. travel rules professionals as well as academics can go to Cuba for research. These licensed trips, organized by the Center for Global Justice, include site visits, tours, interviews, and briefings - for first-hand experience of Cuban realities and projects. The dialog and tours give perspective on a major and still unanswered question: how for 50 years has Cuba stood as an alternative to U.S.-dominated capitalism?

Since 1982 Center Research Associate Cliff DuRand has organized the North American side of this conference. The Center for Global Justice is a bi-lingual NGO founded in 2004 and devoted to “research & learning for a better world.” Visit us at www.globaljusticecenter.org In its twenty-first session, this dialog bridges the gap between thinkers in our two countries – a gap opened 50 years ago by the U.S.-imposed blockade and travel ban.

Estimated cost of $1,500 US plus airfare, includes: hotel (double occupancy), breakfast, translation, local transportation, and a full program of activities. Not included: air fare via Miami, Toronto, Nassau, Mexico City or Cancun.

For more information: cliff@globaljusticecenter.org

Peter Gowan Memorial Conference

A one-day conference to discuss the contribution and ideas of Peter Gowan (1946-2009), author of The Global Gamble, founding editor of Labour Focus on Eastern Europe, long-standing editor of New Left Review, and Professor of International Relations at London Metropolitan University.

Saturday, 12 June 2010, 10.00 to 5.30
School of Oriental and African Studies, Room G2

10.00 - 12.30
Introduction: Tariq Ali

Session 1: Eastern Europe
Speakers: Gus Fagan, Marko Bojcun, Catherine Samary

12.30 - 1.30 lunch
1.30 - 3.00
Session 2: Imperialism and American Grand Strategy
Speakers: Gilbert Achcar, Ellen Meiksins Wood, Susan Watkins

3.00 - 3.30  coffee break
3.30 - 5.00
Session 3: The Dollar-Wall St Regime
Speakers: Robin Blackburn, Robert Wade, Alex Callinicos

5.00 - 5.30
Mike Newman: Peter Gowan as an educator
Awarding of the Peter Gowan Prize

The Conference is sponsored by Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe and Historical Materialism.

PKSG: Keynes Seminar Live

5.30 – 7.00 pm in the Auditorium Lounge, Robinson College, Cambridge.

Tuesday 27 April
Eric Berr will talk on “Keynes, the Post Keynesians and Sustainable Development” with a response by Adrian Winnett. Background papers from both speakers can be found on the website: http://www.postkeynesian.net/keynes.htm

Tuesday 11 May
Peter Clarke will speak on “Pragmatic and Dogmatic Keynesianism: the relevance of Keynes's thinking today” and Robert Cord will respond. A paper will be posted shortly. Both speakers have recently produced new biographies of Keynes which can be found at http://www.bloomsbury.com/Books/details.aspx?isbn=9781408803912  and http://www.hauspublishing.com/product/60

Further details can be found athttp://www.postkeynesian.net/keynes.htm

Rethinking Social Economy

Friday, 7 May 2010 . 10:30 - 18:30
Location: CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, UK
Website : http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/1263/

Registration online via the link at the top right hand side of this page. Limited places.
Conference fee: £15 (full); £10 (students)

Cambridge Business and Society Research Group
Convenor: Antonio Andreoni (University of Cambridge)  

A one-day workshop in which leading scholars, researchers and practitioners in the fields of institutional economics, development economics and social entrepreneurship investigate the challenges, opportunities and the role played by various institutions in the realm of the Social Economy. Today's world of rapid and extensive transformation and financial crisis has rendered even more necessary than before the identification of innovative and effective tools in the struggle against poverty, underdevelopment and intolerable injustice. Tackling these challenges calls for a re-thinking of the role of the State, the market and of all those organizations which fall into the realm of the social economy.

The Social Economy comprises a wide and highly dynamic range of different organizational entities with social and environmental purposes, such as social enterprises, community development associations, micro-finance institutions and fair trade organizations. These institutional species which are neither in the public sector nor have the exclusive profit-maximizing objective that typifies the private sector may be potentially effective and complementary tools for the solutions of social, economic and environmental problems, both in developed and underdeveloped regions. The CRASSH workshop on Social Economy aims to investigate and provide critical perspectives on these new hybrids, and highlight the various contradictions and trends emerging in recent years.

In particular, the workshop will investigate three main issues:
Relational Approaches for Social economy Social Economy for Economic Development Social Entrepreneurship for Social Innovation Finally all participants will address the role of the social economy in broader society. In what way are the tendencies of mission drift transforming and having a negative impact on the social performances of social enterprises? What are the risks connected to a mainstream-ization of the social economy?

Salford: Seminar on Greek Crisis

Tuesday May 4th, from 2-7pm
Clifford Whitworth Library, Conference Room

Centre for Democracy and Human Rights
Seminar Series In Radical Political & Social Thought

The Greek Crisis in Context: De Te Fabula Narratur!

In his preface to the first volume of Capital, Karl Marx declares to his German readers that, although England is used as the main illustrative case, de te fabula narratur (the tale is told of you)! To think of England as some anomalous case would be to severely misread the global scale of the forces in play; England was, for Marx, a precursor of what the future held for Germans and many others.

This seminar takes the same position vis-à-vis the Greek crisis. To treat it as a product of forces unique to Greece itself, or even to the entirety of Southern Europe (the PIGS as those peoples are labelled by many), is to misread the significance of the crisis toward capitalism and liberal democracy more generally. Through a series of roundtable discussions, three key sets of questions will be examined: what the crisis reveals about the fragility and character of the European project as it is presently constituted; the class character and stakes of current developments and struggles in Greece and beyond; and, most centrally, the possibility that the Greek case is simply an early example of a much deeper and wider crisis of the capitalist state.

Participants will include:

Download the Flyer: http://www.famss.salford.ac.uk/cms/resources/uploads/File/ESPaCH/Greek%20Crisis%204%20May%202010.pdf

Socialism 2010  

Ideas for Changing the World: Revolutionary politics, debate and entertainment
June 17-20, Chicago and July 1-4, Oakland

With the economy in shambles and with wars and occupations continuing, the challenge to change these conditions confronts us all. More than a year ago, millions placed their hopes in Barack Obama and the Democrats to solve these problems. But after months of broken promises and concessions to conservatives, jobs are scarce, the banks are unregulated, and full equality for LGBT people remains elusive.

Socialism 2010—to be held in both Chicago and Oakland—will provide an unparalleled opportunity for new and veteran activists and scholars to explore questions about how we got into this mess and how we can get out of it.

    Last year, more than 1,800 people turned out to explore the history of struggles of ordinary people, to learn about radical figures who led social movements and to debate theoretical questions that can help us change the world.

    Join us for more than 100 talks on issues such as: What is the Real Marxist Tradition?, Race in the Obama Era, Capitalism, Climate Change, and the Future of Humanity, Abortion and Women’s Liberation, and Building a New Left in the Obama Era.

Don’t miss the chance to meet, talk and socialize with hundreds of others like you who want to build an alternative to a system of greed, racism, war and oppression.

Featured Speakers

SOCIALISTS from France, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Britain and many more!
What you’ll find at Socialism 2010: More than 100 meetings, a bookfair, films, entertainment, and parties.
Check out http://www.socialismconference.org to register and for more information about schedule, housing, and childcare.
Sponsored by
The Center for Economic Research and Social Change
Publisher of the International Socialist Review and Haymarket Books.

Co-sponsored by

The International Socialist Organization
Publisher of Socialist Worker

The Enigma of Capital by David Harvey

A talk by the world's most cited academic geographer DAVID HARVEY
Tuesday 27 April. 6.30pm. Free.
Great Hall, Strand, King's College London

Please arrive early to avoid disappointment (Doors open 6pm).
For more info contact kclreadingcapital@gmail.com or www.kclreadingcapital.blogspot.com

The Future of Post Keynesian Economics

A public lecture by Louis-Philippe Rochon (Laurentian University, Ontario, Canada)

6.00 pm Tuesday 27th April
Lecture Room B1.12, Ground Floor, Building 5.
Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney
Corner Quay St and Ultimo Rd, Haymarket
(enter from Quay St at the Block B entrance)

Sponsored by The School of Finance and Economics, University of Technology, Sydney and The Society of Heterodox Economists

The Privatization of Public Space? Resisting Enclosure

April 21-22, 2010. CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York City

Neoliberalism continues to transform public space in geographically uneven and variegated ways, with far reaching and profound consequences.  On the first day, the conference will provide context for various means of privatization and elaborate on language and visions for discussing this issue.  On the second day, workshops will bring together students, activists, artists, and organizations engaged in imagining and practicing new and creative means of resistance to the new round of enclosures taking place on a global scale.

Day 1 Conference: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue, New York City

9:00 a.m.  Introduction and Welcome - Setha Low President William P. Kelly and Provost Chase F. Robinson of CUNY Graduate Center

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Privatization of Public Space: Historical and Contemporary New York City Sharon Zukin, Gregory Smithsimon, Andrew Newman

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Reconsidering Privatization: Neoliberal Strategies, Securitization and Privacy Kevin Ward, Setha Low, Kurt Iveson

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Beyond Public and Private: Privatization and the Global Fiscal Crisis Neil Smith, Katherine Verdery, Bill McKinney

4-5:30 Visions of the Future: Race, Class and Gender Mindy Fullilove, David Harvey, Cindi Katz

5:30-6:00 p.m.
Wrap up and further discussion

6:00-7:00 p.m. Reception

Day 2 Workshops: Thursday, April 22, 2010 Rooms 5414 and 5409 (5th Floor) CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, New York City

To RSVP for Day 2, find us on Facebook (search "resisting enclosure") or RSVP by sending an email toresistingenclosure@riseup.net! RSVP is not required for entrance but helps us make sure we accommodate everyone! (Please include any special needs information.)

9:00 a.m.  Registration
9:30 a.m. Opening discussion, with David Harvey

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Workshop 1:  Anti-Gentrification and Community Self-Determination, with CAAAV's Chinatown Tenants Union and Picture the Homeless Workshop 2:  Artistic Interruptions in Everyday Life, with Dara Greenwald, Manu Sachdeva, Jeff Stark and Jordan Seiler

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on site)

1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Workshop 3:  Neoliberalism, Securitization and Enclosures in South Asia, with Ahilan Kadirgamar, Biju Mathew, Preeti Sampat and Saadia Toor Workshop 4:The University and the Commons, with Silvia Federici, Malav Kanuga, Mary Taylor and the Coalition to Preserve Community

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
"Asking We Walk": Collective Theorizations/Mapping Emancipations?

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Reception
Free and Open.  Food and refreshments will be provided.

Public Space Research Group at the Center for Human Environments, Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, Ph.D. Programs in Earth and Environmental Sciences and Sociology, Doctoral Students' Council, SpaceTime Research Collective (STRC) and the South Asia Solidarity Initiative (SASI)

Organized by:
Setha Low, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Kevin Ward, University of Manchester; Lalit Batra, Doctoral Student in Earth and Environmental Sciences; Fiona Jeffries, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Place, Culture and Politics; Erin Siodmak, Doctoral Student in Sociology; Laurel Mei Turbin, Doctoral Student in Earth and Environmental Sciences

Utopia, Dystopia and Critical Theory

Thursday 13 May 2010. University of Sussex Centre for Literature and Philosophy
A one-day Interdisciplinary Conference for Postgraduate and Research Students

Keynote Speakers:
Please see further details and register to attend at: http://sspt2010.weebly.com
Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in Studies in Social & Political Thought, a graduate journal published by the Centre for Social and Political Theory at the University of Sussex since 1990 (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cspt/1-6-1.html).

Westminster Economics Forum

We are pleased to announce the second seminar in the eighth series of the Westminster Economics Forum. A forum for policy makers and business launched by the Economic and Social Research Council and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. The current series focuses on the topic of the Financial Services Sector.
The event is free but registration is required.
If you would like to attend the event or to receive further information, please contact Pat Shaw by email: p.shaw@niesr.ac.uk or phone: 020 7654 1905.

What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say

International Conference
University of York |University of Leeds | Manchester Metropolitan University
3-5 July 2010. York (United Kingdom)

This conference is the fruit of collaboration across three universities (York, Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan) aimed at evaluating postcolonial theory, its impact and aporias. Over the course of three days, we will examine these and related questions through a set of interdisciplinary interventions aimed at assessing not only what postcolonial theory (still) doesn’t say, but also what we would like it to say: in other words, how we might best put the field’s cultural and institutional capital to use. Our intent, therefore, is not to repeat well-rehearsed debates about the field’s various failings, but rather to advance the discussion by identifying common goals and areas of enquiry.

Keynote Speakers : Anne McClintock | Rob Nixon | Neil Lazarus
Venue : Berrick Saul Building, University of York, UK

Programme : http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/engl/events/postcoloniality_programme.pdf

Contact :
Ziad Elmarsafy
Department of English and Related Literature
University of York
Heslington, YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1904 433342
Email: ziad12@gmail.com
Web: http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/engl/events/forthcoming.htm

Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

Kingston University

Faculty/Dept Arts and Social Sciences School/Section Economics

Vacancy Number: 10/086
Salary: £51,459 - 66,794 pa
Grade: Senior Staff Band C
Hours: 37 hours a week
Closing Date: 12 Noon on 29th April 2010
Interviews: Between 29th June and 15th July

As part of London’s leading new university the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University, is the largest such faculty in the capital, consisting of an exciting and diverse body of dynamic disciplines and staff. The Faculty aspires to have all subject areas recognised in the top quartile in the UK for teaching and research by 2020.

As part of a considerable programme of investment in research and postgraduate education, the Faculty is seeking to appoint Professors to enhance research leadership in the following subject

Professor of Economics

You should be a scholar of distinction, with the ability to initiate, organise and lead collaborative research projects.  You should be looking for an opportunity to continue personal research of demonstrated international standards of excellence and also to lead and develop our research activity which currently focuses on our core research themes: International Trade and Development, Money and Finance, Political Economy.  However, applications from any area of Economics are welcome.  You should be prepared to work closely with the Director of Research in providing a thriving research environment for staff and post-graduate students of economics.

Applicants must have an outstanding record of 3* and 4* research.  They must be committed to innovative teaching and student-centred learning at post-graduate level.

For informal discussions about the above post contact: Professor Martin McQuillan (Dean of Faculty, m.mcquillan@kingston.ac.uk) or Dr Nick Butler, n.butler@kingston.ac.uk,

For further information and to apply online, please visit our website at www.kingston.ac.uk/jobs.

Alternatively you can email recruitment@kingston.ac.uk for an application pack, or if you do not have access to the internet, please call the recruitment line on 020 8417 3153, quoting the reference number 10/086.

If you are a textphone user, please dial 18001 to access the Typetalk service, followed 020 8417 3153.

For the detail here :

York University

The Department of Social Science, York University invites applications for up to two positions from qualified candidates with a PhD, at or near completion, in a relevant discipline, and an interdisciplinary background in the social sciences or related areas to teach in its programs in the following field:

All positions are full-time teaching appointments with a teaching load of three full-year courses or equivalent. The start date for all positions is July 1, 2010 or later, unless otherwise specified, and they terminate June 30, 2011. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The application deadline for all positions is May 17, 2010, although late applications may be accepted for unfilled positions. All applications must include a covering letter, CV, a writing sample and three signed letters of reference (which may be sent separately), and be mailed to:

Richard Wellen, Chair, Department of Social Science
Room S753, Ross Building, York University
4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3

E-mail submissions will not be accepted.

Nantes-Atlantic National College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering

L’Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire, Agroalimentaire et de l’Alimentation Nantes Atlantique (ONIRIS) est un établissement d'enseignement supérieur et de recherche du Ministère de l’Alimentation, de l’Agriculture et de la Pêche.
ONIRIS – site de la Géraudière recrute un Maître de Conférences en économie et stratégie industrielles.

L’enseignant-chercheur participera aux enseignements dans le cadre des formations d’ONIRIS. Il répondra de ce fait à l’objectif de la formation des ingénieurs lesquels doivent être aptes à résoudre des problèmes de nature technologiques, concrets, complexes, liés à la mise en œuvre de produits, de systèmes ou de services. Cette aptitude résulte d’un ensemble de connaissances techniques, économiques, sociales, humaines, reposant sur une culture scientifique. Il contribuera également aux enseignements dans le cursus de formation vétérinaire en répondant aux nouveaux besoins d’enseignements des sciences sociales, économiques, et de gestion dans ces formations. Il pourra contribuer à la formation professionnelle continue et à la formation par la recherche et à la recherche (au sein des masters co-habilités avec l’université) L’enseignant-chercheur sera chargé plus particulièrement des enseignements en économie et en stratégie principalement au sein de la filière ingénieur. Il assura l’initiation des étudiants à l’économie générale et développera fortement les enseignements d’économie et de stratégie industrielles.

En matière de recherches le nouvel enseignant chercheur sera membre du Laboratoire de Recherche en Gestion et Economie des Industries Alimentaires (LARGECIA). En son sein les problématiques de recherches du nouvel enseignant-chercheur dans le domaine de l’économie et la stratégie industrielle viseront plus particulièrement à étudier et analyser les stratégies des industries alimentaires face à un environnement perturbé.

La procédure de recrutement en vigueur au sein de cet établissement, dépendant du Ministère de l’Alimentation, de l’Agriculture et de la Pêche, est distincte de celle du Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche.

Ouvert au titulaire d’un doctorat en sciences économiques ou de gestion, le concours est prévu pour septembre 2010 pour une entrée en fonction le 1er janvier 2010.

Le dossier de candidature est à retirer auprès de Mme Monique Paquin, responsable des ressources humaines à ONIRIS (monique.paquin@oniris-nantes.fr ).

Le profil est disponible sur le site d’ONIRIS (rubrique : actualités puis travailler à ONIRIS)

Pour tous renseignements d’ordre pratique et scientifique, vous pouvez contacter Jean Marc Ferrandi, Professeur et directeur du LARGECIA (jean-marc.ferrandi@oniris-nantes.fr)

Conference Papers, Reports, & Articles

Within and Between Disagreement Across Schools of Thought in Economics: Evidence from Italian Economists

By Michele Di Maio (University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy) and Luca De Benedicts (University of Macerata, Italy)

The paper presents an analysis of the disagreement within and between the different schools of thought in economics. As a test-bed we use a set of propositions on the Italian economy. Our results suggest that the school of thought is an important determinant of economists’ opinions, even controlling for a number of individual characteristics including the political view. We also find that in some of the commonly used ways of grouping schools of thought in broader categories (e.g. Mainstream vs Non-Mainstream, Orthodox vs Heterodox) have little explicative power in relation to individual opinions. Yet there are some critical issues on which differences in opinions among economists belonging to different groups remains, whatever the way used to group schools of thought.

Download the current version of this paper here: http://sites.google.com/site/micdimaio/outputs

In the authors' website, other related papers, documents, data are available too. Visit here: http://sites.google.com/site/micdimaio/surveyofitalianeconomists

Why the IMF Changed its Mind about Capital Controls    

In this short video commentary for the Guardian and in a related article for Foreign Policy magazine, GDAE’s Kevin P. Gallagher explains the important shift in the International Monetary Fund’s official position on the use of capital controls to mitigate financial crises. He goes on to argue that the U.S. government should follow suit, accepting the new policy consensus in economics and ending the practice of outlawing the use of controls in its trade and investment agreements.
See short Guardian video and Foreign Policy article
Read more on Foreign Investment for Development
Read more on Globalization and Sustainable Development
Follow GDAE on Facebook
Visit the Triple Crisis Blog on finance, development and the environment

Why Agreement on Climate Change Stalled at Copenhagen

By Ben Groom (Department of Economics, SOAS). Development Viewpoint #50

Click here to download:
CDPR’s other thought-provoking, diversified Development Viewpoints are available on http://www.soas.ac.uk/cdpr/publications/dv/

Sobre el Impacto de los Shocks de Demanda en la Inflación

Por Franklin Serrano

A Joan Robinson (1982) le gustaba contar la historia que Kalecki una vez había definido la economía ortodoxa como “la ciencia de confundir stocks con flujos”. Al día de hoy en las discusiones sobre cómo combatir la inflación, parece que es más la confusión sobre los niveles, las tasas de incremento y la aceleración. Acá nos preocuparemos de una sola pregunta (para ampliar ver Serrano, 2006): ¿Cuál es el impacto en los precios de un shock de demanda? ¿Incrementa el nivel de precios, causando una tasa positiva de inflación o acelera permanentemente la tasa de inflación?.

Read more here: http://grupolujan-circus.blogspot.com/2010/04/sobre-el-impacto-de-los-shocks-de.html

A New Phase, Not Just Another Recession

By Ismael Hossein-zadeh (Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, USA and the author of The Political Economy of U.S. Militarism)

Download the article.

Heterodox Journals & Newsletters

Antipode, 41(s1): January 2010

Journal website: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123329956/issue?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

Bulletin of Political Economy, 3(2): December 2009

Journal website: http://www.serialspublications.com/journals1.asp?jid=197&jtype=1

Table of Contents and Abstracts from the June 2007 issue to the present issue.
Library Recommendation Form.
Call for Papers.

Economic Systems Research, 21(4): December 2009

 Journal website: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=g921291133~db=all?jumptype=alert&alerttype=new_issue_alert,email


Forum for Social Economics, 39(1): April          

Journal Website: http://www.springer.com/economics/journal/12143

Papers presented at the 2009 ASSA Meeting

Industrial and Corporate Change, 19(2): April

Journal website: http://icc.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol19/issue2/index.dtl
Special Issue: Management Innovation-Essays in the Spirit of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr





International Socialist Review, 70: Mar./Apr. 2010

Journal website: http://www.isreview.org/

Analysis in Brief:

Journal of Economic Issues, 44(1): March 

Journal website: http://mesharpe.metapress.com/link.asp?id=H1XQXR228L73

New Political Economy, 15(1): March

Journal website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13563467.asp
Special Issue:The Political Economy of the Subprime Crisis: The Economics, Politics and Ethics of Response

National Institute Economic Review, Feb. 2010

The full version is available by contacting Sage Publications at http://ner.sagepub.com./



Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: April 2010

CCPA website: http://www.policyalternatives.ca/

Center for Social and Economic Research: Jan./Mar. 2010

Highlights from the eNewsletter

CASE Publications

Download the Case Newsletter here: http://www.case.com.pl/plik--28794263.pdf?nlang=710

Financial Accountability: April

1) London AE Days - 23 April - 2 July 2010
2) UK Events: Accounting For Oneself / What's Nike Got To Do With It?
3) US Events Money Unveiled / The Colours of Money Seminar
4) Financial Accountability
5) Associate! April 2010

Read Financial Accountability: April 2010 

Friends of Associative Economics Bulletin: April

1. Finance and Education Research Group
London AE Days, Alternate Fridays, 23 April to 2 July.
A new element has been included within the London 'ae days' starting Friday next week. Under the rubric of 'Finance and Education' we will be continuing with on-going research examining the importance of financial literacy both as a taught subject and as the basis of effective school management. Looking at macro policy and case studies, this work is carried by a core of regular participants, but is open to all.
    This takes place between 3 and 6pm and will replace the previously advertised 'Colours of Money' seminar in modules.

Christopher Houghton Budd, PhD Banking and Finance
Arthur Edwards, MPhil Economics, Dipl. AE.
Centre for Associative Economics Email: admin@cfae.biz Tel/Fax: 01227 738207

2) Evening Events in London
A further part of the ae-days consists in the lecture based conversations taking place each evening. These are as follows (see adjacent link for full details including a rubric of each event):
Open to all. Entrance fee: £5.00
The Friends of Associative Economics Bulletin provides an overview of what is going on around the world in the associative economics movement. The bulletin is viewable as a webpage at www.cfae.biz/fae-bulletin/10Apr/

Global Labour Column

Global Labor Column website: http://column.global-labour-university.org


International Development Economics Associtates. March 1, 2010 to March 31, 2010.  Website: www.networkideas.org  or www.ideaswebsite.org
Featured Articles      
News Analysis
IDEAs Activities
Events & Announcements

Levy News: April              

Levy Economic Institute Website: http://levy.org


Strategic Analysis
Public Policy Brief
Working Paper

Policy Pennings: Agricultural Policy Column

Heterodox Books & Book Series

A Companion to Marx's Capital

by David Harvey
Verso, March 1, 2010. ISBN: 978 1 84467 359 9 | ISBN: 978 1 84467 358 2 . 368 pp.

“My aim is to get you to read a book by Karl Marx called Capital, Volume 1, and to read it on Marx’s own terms” – David Harvey.

A guided tour through Marx’s classic text of political economy – arguably the most visionary and controversial book since the Bible – by the esteemed radical geographer and social theorist, David Harvey. A COMPANION TO MARX’S CAPITAL is the perfect accompaniment for students to Marx’s economic writings.

For more information visit:

Gender and Agrarian Reforms

By  Susie Jacobs
Routledge, 05/10/2009 . 268pp . ISBN: 978-0-415-37648-8 | ebook available

The redistribution of land has profound implications for women and for gender relations; however, gender issues have been marginalised from both theoretical and policy discussions of agrarian reform. This book presents an overview of gender and agrarian reform experiences globally. Jacobs highlights case studies from Latin America, Asia, Africa and eastern Europe and also compares agrarian and land reforms organised along collective lines as well as along individual household lines. This volume will be of interest to scholars in Geography, Women’s Studies, and Economics.

Part I: Theoretical Perspectives

1. Debates over Agrarian Reform
2. Concepts for a Gendered Analysis of Agrarian Reform
3. The Gendered Effects of Household Models of Land Reform

Part II: Collectives and Decollectivisations

4. Gender and Agricultural Collectives: Soviet‐type Economies
5. China: From Collectivisation to the Household Responsibility System
6. Viet Nam: Egalitarian Land Reform

Part III: Household Models of Reform and Alternatives

7. Mobilisation and Marginalisation: Latin American Examples
8. Land Reforms, Customary Law and Land Titling in Sub‐Saharan Africa
9. Conclusion

Susie Jacobs is Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University, USA.
See the detail : www.routledge.com/9780415376488

Las sin parte: Matrimonios y divorcios entre feminismo y marxismo

by Cinzia Arruzza
Crítica&Alternativa 6: http://www.anticapitalistas.org/node/4990

En su recorrido por la relación histórica, llena de matrimonios infelices y divorcios irreconciliables, entre marxismo y feminismo, Cinzia Arruzza nos propone reflexionar sobre la necesidad de integrar a ambos en cualquier proceso verdaderamente revolucionario. Su lectura crítica de las tensiones entre las dos tradiciones responde a una apuesta por aprender de ellas con el objetivo de incorporarlas en nuestra visión del mundo, en nuestro trabajo cotidiano y en nuestra lucha contra el patriarcado y el capitalismo. También nos recuerda que, lejos de vivir las contradicciones entre feminismo y marxismo desde la frustración, el victimismo o el derrotismo, hace falta explicitarlas y articularlas políticamente para superarlas y para contribuir a hacer tanto del marxismo como del feminismo lenguajes, teorías y espacios combativos y propositivos más complejos, más incluyentes y más ricos.

Es con este objetivo en mente que, lejos de ver el marxismo como un proceso acabado cuya pureza o rigor se ven amenazados por la incorporación del feminismo en el análisis de clase, Arruzza apuesta por un feminismo que en realidad pueda contribuir de manera fundamental a completar el marxismo, y que lo fortalezca a la hora de explicar la realidad y cambiarla a favor de todos y todas las oprimidas y explotadas. En el empeño de muchas y muchos por realizar esta apuesta, Las sin parte. Matrimonios y divorcios entre feminismo y marxismo, constituye una valiosísima herramienta.

Cinzia Arruzza es una destacada militante feminista y docente universitaria.
Dirigente de Sinistra Crítica, la principal organización anticapitaslita italiana, ha sido la animadora del Centro Studi Livio Maitan -en honor al histórico dirigente de la IV Internacional.
Miembro de la Redacción de la revista Erre, acaba de coordinar la edición del libro Pensare Marx, pensare con Marx y es una de las autoras de otro libro colectivo, 1968: el mundo pudo cambiar de base, Los Libros de la Catarata, Madrid, 2008.

espacio@nodo50.org teléfono 915 590 091

Karl Marx: a Bibliographic and Political Biography

By Frank Thomas Walker

Available as an e-book on CD only. Price £35, postage free. Payment may be made by PayPal to bj.publications@googlemail.com. Please confirm the number of copies required and the address for delivery.

This book was written by Frank over many years and revised by him several times. He never felt it was finished and never looked to publish it during his lifetime. Whilst pertinent personal information is included, the biography concentrates on Marx’s writings, his contemporary radical thinkers and activists, and his influence on the main political events happening in Europe during his lifetime. Some of the information contained within should be familiar to readers already knowledgeable about Marx, but there will also be fresh gems of information and interpretations of events that will add to the knowledge of Marxist scholars everywhere.

For more information, visit the book website: http://walkermarx.wordpress.com/

Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies

by Kevin B. Anderson
University of Chicago Press, May 15, 2010. ISBN-10: 0226019837 | ISBN-13: 978-0226019833 . 336 pp

In Marx at the Margins, Kevin Anderson uncovers a variety of extensive but neglected texts by the well-known political economist which cast what we thought we knew about his work in a startlingly different light. Analyzing a variety of Marx’s writings, including journalistic work written for the New York Tribune, Anderson presents us with a Marx quite at odds with our conventional interpretations. Rather than providing us with an account of Marx as an exclusively class-based thinker, Anderson here offers a portrait of Marx for the twenty-first century: a global theorist whose social critique was sensitive to the varieties of human social and historical development, including not just class, but nationalism, race, and ethnicity, as well.

Marx at the Margins ultimately argues that alongside his overarching critique of capital, Marx created a theory of history that was multi-layered and not easily reduced to a single model of development or revolution. Through highly-informed readings on work ranging from Marx’s unpublished 1879–82 notebooks to his passionate writings about the antislavery cause in the United States, this volume delivers a groundbreaking and canon-changing vision of Karl Marx that is sure to provoke lively debate in Marxist scholarship and beyond.

List of Abbreviations

1. Colonial Encounters in the 1850s: The European Impact on India, Indonesia, and China
2. Russia and Poland: The Relationship of National Emancipation to Revolution
3. Race, Class, and Slavery: The Civil War as a Second American Revolution
4. Ireland: Nationalism, Class, and the Labor Movement
5. From the Grundrisse to Capital: Multilinear Themes
6. Late Writings on Non-Western and Precapitalist Societies
Appendix. The Vicissitudes of the Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe from the 1920s to Today

Neo-Liberal Scotland: Class and Society in a Stateless Nation

Edited by Neil Davidson, Patricia McCafferty and David Miller
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Jan 2010. Isbn13: 978-1-4438-1675-5, 470pp £24.99/US$34.99

Publisher webpage: http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/Neoliberal-Scotland--Rethinking-Scotland-in-a-Global-Context1-4438-1675-2.htm

Neoliberal Scotland argues that far from passing Scotland by, as is so often claimed, neoliberalism has in fact become institutionalised there. As the mainstream political parties converge on market-friendly policies and business interests are equated with the public good, the Scottish population has become more and more distanced from the democratic process, to the extent that an increasing number now fail to vote in elections. This book details for the first time these negative effects of neoliberal policies on Scottish society and takes to task those academics and others who either defend the neoliberal order or refuse to recognise that it exists. Neoliberal Scotland represents both an intervention in contemporary debates about the condition of Scotland and a case study, of more general interest, of how neoliberalism has affected one of the “stateless nations” of the advanced West.

Socialists and the Capitalist Recession

IIRE/Socialist Resistance, Notebook for Study and Research no. 39/40 . 216 pp.

The credit crunch of 2008 produced an international recession in 2009. In this new book Claudio Katz  and Michel Husson, both fellows of the International Institute for Research and Education, and SSP activist Raphie de Santos lead an attempt not to only to describe the present crisis, but also to understand its causes and debate socialist solutions.  
This 216-page book brings together much of the most powerful socialist analysis of the recession.
Sean Thompson shows how neoliberal globalisation has an inbuilt tendency towards deflation. As explained in the article by François Sabado, the period since the turn of the century has been a disaster for American capitalism; first the catastrophe in Iraq and of the Bush government in general, and now an economic collapse that has completely undermined neoliberalism's 'Washington Consensus'.

The ideologues of capitalism are on the defensive. But the Marxist explanation of the crisis has to be hammered home. Who caused this crisis? Why did it occur? What is it in capitalism that leads to the globalisation of poverty while a tiny elite become mega-wealthy? And what are possible alternatives? This book is a signal contribution to making those arguments.

To give the socialist analysis in this book strong foundations, the book also includes ‘The Basic Ideas of Karl Marx’, an outline by Ernest Mandel of the core ideas of scientific socialism.

The Deadly Ideas of Neoliberalism: How the IMF has Undermined Public Health and the Fight Against AIDS

by Rick Rowden
Zed Books, 12/11/2009. Hardback: £70.00 ISBN: 9781848132849 | Paperback: £18.99 ISBN: 9781848132856

'The Deadly Ideas of Neoliberalism' explores the history of and current collision between two of the major global phenomena that have characterized the last 30 years: the spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases of poverty and the ascendancy of neoliberal economic ideas. The book explains not only how IMF policies of restrictive spending have exacerbated public health problems in developing countries, in particular the HIV/AIDS crisis, but also how such issues cannot be resolved under these economic policies. It also suggests how mounting global frustration about this inability to adequately address HIV/AIDS will ultimately lead to challenges to the dominant neoliberal ideas, as other more effective economic ideas for increasing public spending are sought.

    In stark, powerful terms, Rowden offers a unique and in-depth critique of development economics, the political economy dynamics of global foreign aid and health institutions, and how these seemingly abstract factors play out in the real world - from the highest levels of global institutions to African finance and health ministries to rural health outposts in the countryside of developing nations, and back again.

'This book is an extraordinary achievement. It includes a careful study of the political economy of HIV/AIDS and a clear explanation of the economic policies associated with neoliberalism and the IMF. Rowden shows that neoliberalism and IMF policies bear a significant responsibility for the limitations of health policies and budgets in the poor countries and, especially, for the insufficiencies of prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.' --- Professor Alfredo Saad Filho, Head of Department of Development Studies SOAS

The Situationists and the City

by Tom McDonough
Verso , January 12, 2010 . ISBN-10: 1844673642 | ISBN-13: 978-1844673643 . 288 pp.

The Situationist International  were one of the most important radical groups to have emerged in the rush of twentieth century avant-garde projects after the first world war. Led by the Hegelian philosopher, anarcho-Leninist revolutionary, avant-garde film maker, romantic alcoholic, theorist of the ‘society of the spectacle’ and original psychogeographer Guy Debord they caused havoc in art galleries,
cinemas and, most importantly, on the streets of Paris in May 1968.

The work of the Situationist International on the city has reverberated through contemporary culture. The Situationists invented the concept of psychogeography, the idea that we are drawn to or repelled from particular areas by a unique combination of emotional and historical ambiences – they saw the city as alive and the tumult of its history bleeding through its architecture and through the very planning of the streets. They also saw the city as a place of revolution and imagined that society could be changed if the urban framework was transformed.

Most of their pieces were first published in their journal INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONISTE (the style of which is replicated by the book cover). Now, for the first time, the key work of the Situationists on the city, and of key early allies such as theorist Henri Lefebvre and architect Constant, has been collected into one illustrated volume.

The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Microeconomics

By Rod Hill and Tony Myatt
Paperback ISBN:9781842779392  £19.99

'What humankind needs second most (first is a cure for global warming), is a means of defusing the lethal ideological superstitions implanted in the educated masses by Samuelson/Mankiw type economics textbooks. Hill and Myatt's "anti-textbook" goes a long way toward providing it.' - Edward Fullbrook.

SPECIAL OFFER AVAILABLE - 15% off Normal Price + Free post & packing in the UK until May 31st To claim the discount: when proceeding to check out you will be forwarded to the website of Zed's distributor which will display a page called 'Basket Contents'. On this page please insert the code ATX1 in the Promotional Code field and click Apply. The price of the book will be adjusted automatically and postage price adjusted. You can then proceed to complete your order as normal. If you have any difficulties please call Zed Sales on 020 7837 4014.

Beyond The Profits System: Possibilities for a post-capitalist era

By Harry Shutt
ISBN: 9781848134171 £12.99

This book makes clear why the desperate resort of Western governments to 'extraordinary measures' to try and avert economic collapse is bound to fail. It also forcefully demonstrates why our only hope of reversing the tide is to abandon the traditional economic logic of endlessly expanding production in favour of esponding to the aspirations of ordinary people. Such a transformation, argues Shutt, would make possible the allocation of resources to more socially desirable ends, including the assurance of basic economic security for all as a right of citizenship.

Moving People: Sustainable Development Transport

By Peter Cox
ISBN: 9781848130029 £18.99

'This book should be read by all interested in transport - especially politicians,local authority councillors, town planners and transportation engineers. The problem of congestion,global warming,future oil supplies and population growth are all factors requiring a rethink on transport and utilising public transport and the sustainable modes of non-motorised transport, especially mankind's greatest invention viz the bicycle.' - Louis De Waal, Chairman Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN)

Neoliberal Africa: The Impact of Global Social Engineering

By Graham Harrison
ISBN: 9781848133204 £17.99

'In this powerfully insightful book Graham Harrison demolishes the conventional wisdom to show how rather than globalisation bypassing Africa it is largely responsible for its current condition ...Vital reading for those wishing to understand the nature and evolution of neoliberal globalisation in Africa.' -Padraig Carmody, Trinity College Dublin

The Rise of China and India in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Critical Interventions

Edited by Fantu Cheru and Cyril Obi
ISBN: 9781848134379 £21.99

'The emergence of China and India as key global players propelling what promises to be a new Asian era in world history is widely recognised by scholars as one of the most significant developments of our time. As can be expected, the literature that has mushroomed on the subject is replete with controversy. No where is this controversy more pronounced than with regard to the Chinese and Indian engagement with and in Africa. It is the distinct merit of this book that it eschews propaganda to offer a richly documented, balanced and nuanced analysis of different aspects of the diverse roles which China and India are assuming in Africa. Readers will find the book to be both educative and critical' - Adebayo Olukoshi, Director, African Institute for Economic Development and Planning.

Heterodox Book Reviews

The Keynes Solution: The Path to Global Prosperity

The Keynes Solution: The Path to Global Prosperity, by Paul Davidosn. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-230-61920-3, 208 pages.

Reviewed for Heterodox Economics Newsletter, by Justin Hess, Denison University.
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Money and Households in a Capitalist Economy

Money and Households in a Capitalist Economy: A Gendered Post Keynesian-Institutional Analysis, by Zdravka Todorova. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2009, 165 pages. ISBN: 978-1-84720-953-5.

Reviewed for Heterodox Economics Newsletter, by William Waller, Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
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The Foundations of Non-Equilibrium Economics

The Foundations of Non-Equilibrium Economics, edited by Sebastian Berger. London, UK and New York, USA: Routledge, 2009, xiii + 199 pp., ISBN 978-0-415-77780-3.

Reviewed for Heterodox Economics Newsletter, by Torsten Heinrich, University of Bremen.
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Defining Poverty in the Developing World

Defining Poverty in the Developing World, edited by Frances Stewart, Ruhi Saith, and Barbara Harriss-White. Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, ISBN 978-0-2305-1672-4; 256 pages.

Reviewed for Heterodox Economics Newsletter, by Tara Natarajan, Saint. Michael’s College.
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Human Resource Economics and Public Policy

Human Resource Economics and Public Policy: Essays in Honor of Vernon M. Briggs, Jr. edited by Charles J. Whalen. Kalamazoo, Michigan: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research; ix, 305 pages.

Reviewed for Heterodox Economics Newsletter, by William M. Dugger, The University of Tulsa.
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Money, Crises and Transition

Money, Crises and Transition, edited by Carmen M. Reinhart, Carlos A. Végh, and Andrés Velasco, MIT Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0262182669; 491 pages.

Reviewed for Heterodox Economics Newsletter, by Sara Hsu, IC2 Institute, UT Austin.
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Heterodox Web Sites & Associates

Japanese Society for the History of Economic Thought

The webpage of the Japanese Society for the History of Economic Thought has been moved to the new URL, and renewed.Please use the following URL address for the future reference.


Policy Pennings Weekly Agricultural Policy Column

Website: http://agpolicy.org/articles10.html.


Daryll Ray and Harwood Schaffer have been using the agricultural press for the last ten years to disseminate some of the work of the Agricultural Policy Analysis Center at the University of Tennessee. They regularly use our column to challenge the mainstream view of issues concerning food and agricultural trade as well as US food and agricultural policy, food safety, patents, peasant agriculture, and a host of similar issues.

If you want to subscribe weekly columns, please send an email to Harwood Schaffer at hdschaffer@utk.edu

Blog: Une perspective du sud sur la culture, la politique et la globalisation

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to mention my personal blog on which I am publishing from this angle weekly op eds and notes on the global crisis from an development perspective. I am also inviting colleagues and friends to publish their notes on this blog. 
This is the blog adress : http://hakimbenhammouda.typepad.com/hakim_ben_hammouda/
Hakim Ben Hammouda

Undergraduate Economist: Perspectives of an Economics student

A Heterodox Economics Blog by Alex Thomas (a student at University of Hyderabad)
Blog address: http://www.alexmthomas.com/

Heterodox Graduate Programs & Scholarships

The CEPN (Centre d’Economie de Paris Nord) of the University of Paris 13

The CEPN (Centre d’Economie de Paris Nord) of the University of Paris 13 wishes to appoint one paid doctoral student for three year fixed-term doctoral positions in Economics. Candidates should hold a masters degree in economics or be in the process of completing one before the 1st of September 2010. They are not required to be able to speak French, but they should be able to write and speak English quite fluently.

The successful candidate will write her/his thesis in English under the supervision of professors of University of Paris 13 (Dominique Plihon, Jacques Mazier among others), as well as a supervisor abroad. She/he will take part in and contribute to the Post-Keynesian research led at the CEPN, and more particularly by the working group “Post-Keynesian Analyses and Modelling.” The CEPN would be particularly interested in candidates who have a research expertise in Post-Keynesian modelling, and particularly in one of the following fields of this modelling: stock-flow consistent models a la Godley- Lavoie; Kaleckian models of growth and income distribution; Kaldorian models with path dependency and cumulative causation; disequilibrium models of the business cycle a la Flaschel. The main fields of interest in the thesis could be the relation between inequality and growth; the finance-led growth regime and its crisis; the international imbalances and their persistency.

The monthly net wage will be 1 679 Euros, plus 276 Euros every month if the person teaches 64 hours a year. The French social security system is included in the net wage. The applicants who may get the job will be called for an interview by the selecting committee in early September. The results of the process will be sent by E-mail a few days later, and the contract should begin in October.

Candidates should submit the following documents: a CV, a covering letter, a 2 pages scientific project for their thesis, and one or two reference letters.

These documents should be sent no later than June 15th 2010, to Jacques Mazier (mazier@univparis13.fr) and Dany Lang (dany.lang@univ-paris13.fr).

For further information about the CEPN and the task group, please visit our webpage:

For informal inquiries and further information please contact dany.lang@univ-paris13.fr.

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ICDD Graduate School of Socio-Ecological Research for Development

PhD scholarship for DAC countries at International Center for Development and Devent work

The ICDD is an interdisciplinary and international scientific network of excellence with the head office located at the University of Kassel, Germany, and partner universities in Latin America, Africa and Asia. ICDD is funded under the programme “ex)/(ceed - Higher Education Excellence in Development Co-operation” launched by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) via the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Under its Graduate School of Socio-Ecological Research for Development, the ICDD invites applications for PhD scholarship positions for students from DAC countries at the following internationally renowned universities:

        * University of Kassel, Germany, in the fields of political and agricultural science;
        * Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), India, in the field of sociology;
        * Universidade Estaduale de Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil, in the field of economics;
        * University of Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa, in the field of sociology;
        * University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan, in agricultural science;
        * Universidad Autónoma de Yucatan (UADY), Mexico, in agricultural science; and
        * Egerton University (EGU), Kenya, in agricultural science.
Starting Date: 1 March 2011
Application Deadline: 15 June 2010
Further information: http://www.uni-kassel.de/go/icdd-gradschool
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The University of Athens Doctoral Program in Economics

UADPhilEcon, the international doctoral program in economics offered by the University of Athens (Greece), is making available (UP TO) TWO SCHOLARSHIPS of €10,000 each TO SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES FOR ENTRY IN OCTOBER 2010 INTO THE 2-YEAR COURSEWORK BASED MPhil in Economics.

Applications are now open. Please visit  www.UADPhilEcon.gr
Deadline: Midday Wednesday 5th May 2010

UADPhilEcon is the international doctoral program in economics offered by the University of Athens, Greece. Please note that the program’s language of instruction is English and that applications are invited from qualified students irrespectively of nationality. A small numbers of around 30 students are offered places in each academic year from across from Europe, Asia, Latin America and the US).

UADPhilEcon’s international and distinctly multicultural orientation is reinforced further by a large number of visiting professors from continental Europe, the UK, the US and Australia.

Importantly, UADPhilEcon charges no fees (either to EU or to non-EU students). In addition, two scholarships (of €10,000 each) are offered to first year students and a small number small stipends (around €4000) are on offer to students in need of financial assistance later on during their studies.

For further information, please visit our website: www.UADPhilEcon.gr or write to us at info@UADPhilEcon.gr

Heterodox Economics in the Media

Rescuing Economics from its Own Crisis

Economists must admit they don't have all the answers and learn from firefighters, psychologists – and history

By Larry Elliott, The Guardian, Monday 5 April 2010

In reality, though, there is no need to reinvent the wheel. It's more important to strip away the layers of complexity that gave big-picture economics a spurious and dangerous exactitude in advance of the crisis. The big lesson in economics from Keynes is that we know less than we think we do, and that there is a vast difference between the output of economic models and the actual behaviour of individuals.
    "Our basis of knowledge for estimating the yield 10 years hence of a railway, a copper mine, a textile factory, the goodwill of a patent medicine, an Atlantic liner, a building in the City of London amounts to little and sometimes to nothing," Keynes wrote. He was unimpressed by the argument that decisions were "the outcome of a weighted average of quantitative benefits multiplied by quantitative probabilities".
    This, though, is where mainstream economics has ended up. It is possible to construct beautifully precise models if you start from the assumption that rational economic agents with perfect information are operating in free markets that always return to equilibrium. But since none of these assumptions holds true in the real world, this is a classic case of "rubbish in, rubbish out".

Read the article here.

Attack Wall Street, not Social Security

Deficit hawks are too scared of their powerful lobby friends to fix the healthcare system, so they have settled for an easier target

by Dean Baker, The Guardian, Tuesday, April 13, 2010

If our deficit hawk generals are too scared to take on the healthcare industry then we also have to also make them too scared to take on social security. If we need to reduce the deficit the best place to start is a financial speculation tax. A modest set of financial transactions taxes, like the 0.5% tax on stock trades in the United Kingdom, can easily raise $150bn a year. This would go a long way toward addressing future budget shortfalls and it would raise money from people who can afford it: the Wall Street crew whose financial shenanigans led to the meltdown.
    Federal Reserve board chairman Ben Bernanke recently suggested cutting social security because: "that's where the money is". That's not true, the real money is on Wall Street. Let's go get it.

Read the article here.

For Your Information

Censorship in Australia: The Case of Clive Spash

At the beginning of 2009 Clive Spash wrote a paper, The Brave New World of Carbon Trading, that was critical of carbon emissions trading schemes and argued redesign would not address the concerns raised. He was employed at the time by the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO), which endeavoured to prevent the paper from being published even in his capacity as a private citizen. The paper had been both internally and internationally peer reviewed, and was accepted for publication by New Political Economy, when CSIRO management first decided to prevent publication. After several months the issue became public and was the subject of debate in the Australian Senate. The CSIRO was forced to release the paper but first attempted to subject the work to serious alterations, to which Clive was asked to assent without making any changes. He felt that he could not agree. The journal New Political Economy also wrote to Senator Carr stating the changes made were so substantive that the paper was no longer equivalent to that which they had accepted for publication earlier that year. After six months attempting to seek due process there remained no internal recognition within management of any failure on their part or any breach of acceptable scientific practice. Despite considerable support from his colleagues Clive felt that he could no longer work within an organisation being run with such an approach to management and where arbitrary judgment over political sensitivities are employed to alter or ban research findings. He resigned his position.

Readers might also be interested in the following piece:

An Orwellian Guide to Carbon ETS (PDF).

For more information, visit Spash's website: http://www.clivespash.org/ and a video clip:

Ernest Mandel: A Revolutionary Life


Philosophy & Methodology of Economics eJournal

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Voting is now open for the Revere Award for Economics

The Revere Award for Economics is named in honour of the American revolutionary hero Paul Revere, who rode through the night to warn of the approaching British army. In this its inagural year, it will be awarded to the 3 economists who first and most clearly saw the Gobal Financial Collapse coming and whose work is most likely to prevent another GFC in the future.

96 people were nominated for the prize.  Through consultation with contributors to the Real-World Economics Review Blog, the following shortlist of twelve economists has been selected for the ballot: Dean Baker, Wynne Godley, Michael Hudson, Steve Keen, Paul Krugman, Jakob Brøchner Madsen, Ann Pettifor, Kurt Richebächer, Nouriel Roubini, Robert Shiller, George Soros and Joseph Stiglitz.

As with the Dynamite Prize, which attracted over 7,500 mostly economist voters –, the ballot will be conducted by PollDaddy. Voting is quick and easy.  The ballot is near the top of the right-hand column.   Click on your three choices and then the big yellow “vote” button.

But first you should read “Foresight and Fait Accompli: Two Timelines for the Global Financial Collapse“.
Short bios of the twelve shortlisted economists, the selection criteria used for the shortlist and background about the prize can be read here.

Visit the Real-World Economics Review Blog and Vote Now!