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Issue-15, August 31, 2005

From the Editor

After a month’s break, the Heterodox Economics Newsletter is back. Top news items include the summer school and conference at UMKC in 2006, the seminar on heterodox microeconomics at UNAM in Mexico City, and lots of interesting books. Also of particular interest are the jobs postings. There is the one-day job market at the EAEPE 2005 Conference in Bremen, Germany, as well as two very interesting but quite different jobs for heterodox economists at Villanova and York Universities. Finally, I would like to put in a plug for the AFIT First Annual Student Scholars Award Competition which is described below. Such awards in their way help build the community of heterodox economists.
Fred Lee


In this issue:

- Call for Papers

          - EAEPE and EMOP Joint Colloquium
          - 2006 Interdisciplinary Graduate Summer School in Post Keynesian, Institutionalist and Feminist Economics
          - 2006 9th International Post Keynesian Conference Call for Participants (September 15-19, 2006)

Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

           - Call to First Seminar on Heterodox Microeconomics on October 13-15, 2005, UNAM, Mexico City
           - Convocatoria al Primer Seminario de Microeconomía Heterodoxa  del 13,14 y 15 de Octubre del 2005, UNAM, Mexico City
           - Berlin Conference 28 - 29 October 2005
           - CEPR Seminar Series
           - Youth Employment in the Global Economy
           - Heterodox Pedagogy Workshop—January 2006
           - Imagining Public Policy to Meet Women's Economic Security Needs

- Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

           - Villanova University, Villanova, PA
           - York University
           - One-Day Job Market at The EAEPE 2005 Conference, Bremen, Germany
           - Heterodox Economics Position at Bremen University 

- Heterodox Journals and Newsletters

           - Earthscan's August E-Newsletter
           - Talking Economics Bulletin- August 2005
           - Friends of Business History News

- Heterodox Books and Book Series      

           - Bowles, Edwards, and Roosevelt, Understanding Capitalism, 3/e
           - Pluto Press
           - Harris, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach (Houghton Mifflin, 2006)
           - Crítica a la Economía Ortodoxa
           - Law and Public Policy: A Socioeconomic Approach by Lynne L. Dallas

Queries from Heterodox Economists

            - Alejandro Miroli

- For Your Information

            - First Annual Student Scholars Award Competition
            - Obituary: ROSEN - Sumner M. 
            - A Course in Heterodox Microeconomics- From Brazil 

Call for Papers

EAEPE and EMOP Joint Colloquium
The Economic History Research Area of the European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) and the Economic Policy Laboratory ( EMOP-Athens University of Economics and Business) are organising a joint two day Colloquium

Date: 12-13 May 2006

Venue: Athens University of Economics and Business

Theme: ‘The variety of economic institutions under the many forms of capitalism’

Keynote speaker: Geoffrey Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire)

Scientific Committee:
Panagiotis Korliras , Chair (Athens University of Economics and Business)
Ioanna Minoglou (Athens University of Economics and Business)
Pascal Petit (President of EAEPE and Research Director of the Centre d'Etudes Prospectives d'Economie Mathematique Appliquees à la Planification-CEREMAP)

Those interested in presenting a paper should prepare a one-page abstract. Please e-mail your abstracts (to Dr Ioanna Minoglou at till 1 October 2005. Decisions will be announced by e-mail by 1 November 2005. Hotel and food expenses will be covered by the Economic Policy Laboratory.

2006 Interdisciplinary Graduate Summer School in Post Keynesian, Institutionalist and Feminist Economics

Call for Students and Faculty (June 16-24, 2006)
Kansas City, Missouri USA

For detailed information: 2006GSS.pdf

2006 9th International Post Keynesian Conference Call for Participants (September 15-19, 2006)

Kansas City, Missouri USA            
September 15-18, 2006
A Workshop on The Continuing Relevance of The General Theory

September 19, 2006
A Conference Celebrating Keynesian Economics
Keynote Speakers Include: Skidelsky, Goodhart, Davidson, Harcourt, Pasinetti

For detailed information: 2006 PK Conference.pdf 


Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

Call to First Seminar on Heterodox Microeconomics on October 13-15, UNAM, Mexico City

Professors and investigators, with the support of the Economics Faculty of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) invite to participate in the First National Seminary of Heterodox Microeconomics:
This seminar has as objective to promote, to develop the investigation, discussion and communication between community of investigators who are working in the field of the microeconomics and firm from a heterodox perspective.
For detailed information: CalltoSeminar.doc

Convocatoria al Primer Seminario de Microeconomía Heterodoxa del 13,14 y 15 de octubre del 2005, Unam, Mexico City

Los profesores e investigadores abajo firmantes, con el apoyo de la Facultad de Economía de la UNAM invitan a participar en el Primer Seminario Nacional de Microeconomía Heterodoxa:
Este seminario tiene como objetivo promover, desarrollar la investigación, discusión y comunicación entre la comunidad de investigadores que están realizando trabajos en el campo de la empresa y la microeconomía desde una perspectiva heterodoxa. Covocatoria ver0705.doc

Berlin Conference 28 - 29 October 2005

The Research Network Alternative Macroeconomic Policies (Germany) would like to invite you to participate in its 9th conference which has been prepared in cooperation with the Post Keynesian Economic Study Group (UK) and the Association pour le Développement des Études Keynésiennes (France). The conference will be on

Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies - Alternatives to the Orthodoxy

and it will take place in

Berlin, 28 - 29 October 2005.

There are no conference fees. Meals will be covered by the Hans Boeckler Foundation. Participants have to cover their travelling and hotel costs.

Please find the preliminary conference programme and the registration form attached. The material can also be downloaded from the conference website where you will also find the papers to be presented starting in early October: website

If you would like to register, please print the registration form, fill in your requirements and send it to the address on the form, either by mail or by fax. If you would like the Hans Boeckler Foundation to make hotel reservations for you, please note that we need your requirements until the end of August. Having registered you will receive the details for the hotel, how to get there etc.. Payments will have to be made with the hotel in Berlin

CEPR Seminar Series

Basic Economics for Policy Analysis and Self Defense

Learn how to render prominent economists speechless with a single statistic.

In the hopes of spreading enlightenment about economics, and make our side less likely to be demolished in debates that we should be winning, CEPR is having a seminar series that goes over some basic issues in economics. The series is free and open to the public.
those in places distant from DC, we will make detailed outlines of the material covered in each session available on our website, and (taking advantage of recent technological developments) we will also post podcasts of each session.

Seminars are free and will be held on Thursdays, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). CEPR is located at 1611 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400 in Washington, DC (one and a half blocks north of Dupont Circle).
For detailed information: CEPR.doc

Youth Employment in the Global Economy

Youth Employment in the Global Economy, an international conference of scholars and activists, will be held at Hofstra University on SEPT. 15 and 16, 2005. The Center for the Study of Labor & Democracy, the conference organizer, invites you to join noted economists, sociologists, educators, and representatives from government, labor, and youth organizations. David Blanchflower (Dartmouth), Liza Featherstone (The Nation), Rafael Gomez (London School of Economics), Joe Hansen (President, UFCW), Harry Holzer (Georgetown), Carl Lipscombe (U.S. Student Assoc.), Naoki Mitani (Kobe U.), Paul Ryan (Kings College, London), and Stuart Tannock (UC Berkeley) are among the speakers from countries including Argentina, Canada, Denmark, England, France, India, Italy, Korea, and Japan, as well as the U.S.

The participants will be discussing such pressing topics as: inter-country differences in youth unemployment, pay stagnation and work scheduling problems; shrinking access to affordable higher education, training, and job placement; occupational hazards and health insurance coverage; racial, ethnic, gender and class employment differentials and discrimination; immigration's impacts on the youth labor force; adult/youth job competition; youth involvement with unions and other worker advocacy organizations; relevant government employment and pay policies; and strategies to improve both the quantity and quality of youth job opportunities in the U.S. and other advanced economies.

The conference will be held on Hofstra's Long Island campus in Hempstead, NY, easily accessible within an hour by commuter train or car from Manhattan. For the complete conference schedule of speakers and sessions, registration information, and directions, please call: (516) 463-5669, or visit

Heterodox Pedagogy Workshop—January 2006

On January 5th, the day before the 2006 ASSA meetings begin in Boston, several heterodox organizations will sponsor the pedagogy workshop, HETERODOX CONTENT: IDEAS FOR INTEGRATING, INCLUDING AND INNOVATING. The workshop will be held on the campus of Simmons College...just a few blocks from the ASSA hotels and will focus on course design, content and on implementing active learning strategies in economics classrooms.
Several heterodox economics organizations are supporting this initiative designed to focus on course design and content and implementing active learning strategies in economics classrooms

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2006

Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: Simmons College, Boston, MA USA

Cost: $50 For Members of Sponsoring Associations; $35 students; $65 All others (includes a boxed lunch, bagel, cookie and coffee breaks and materials.)

Please send the registration form to: Barbara Krohn, AFEE, Department of Economics, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837

Imagining Public Policy to Meet Women's Economic Security Needs

What kinds of policies will ensure that women's economic security needs are met in British Columbia and beyond? The Economic Security Project (a research alliance led by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Simon Fraser
University) will be holding its first conference, titled Imagining Public Policy to Meet Women's Economic Security Needs, in Vancouver on October 13-15, 2005. The intent of the conference will be to "imagine" and analyze effective public policy as it pertains to women in the areas of:
employment standards and barriers to labour market participation; welfare and social policy reform; and community-based health-care. The emphasis of the conference is on forward-looking public policy solutions. Attendance from both academic and community-based participants is welcome.


The Honourable Monique Bégin (feminist-activist, General Secretary for the 1970 Royal Commission on the Status of Women, and Federal Minister of Health and Welfare during the creation of the Canada Health Act of 1984) will open the conference with a free public lecture on the evening of Thursday, October 13th. The following two days (Friday, October 14th and Saturday, October 15th) will feature a total of sixteen panel presentations, four roundtable discussions and the following plenary sessions:

Imagining Progressive Social Welfare Policy Jane Jensen (Canadian Policy Research Networks) / Shelagh Day (Poverty & Human Rights Project) / Patsy George (Community advocate and activist)

Imagining Strong Employment Policy
Leah Vosko (York University) / Penni Richmond (Canadian Labour Congress) / Cecilia Diocson (Philippine Women's Centre)

Imagining Social Supports that Work
Marta Szebehely (Stockholm University) / Rita Chudnovsky (BC Coalition of Child Care Advocates) / Fay Blaney (Aboriginal Women's Action Network)

Strategies for Change: Looking for a Different Future Hilary Wainwright (University of Manchester and Red Pepper

Included in the program, among many others, are presentations from: Martha MacDonald (St. Mary's University); Laurel Ritchie (Canadian Auto Workers Union); Wendy McKeen (Dalhousie University); Marge Reitsma-Street (University of Victoria); Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress); Barbara Cameron (York University); and Pat Armstrong (York University).

To register, and for full draft program and other detailed conference information, see the conference website at

Cost to register: $125 ($35 Student & Low-Income).
Space is limited, so register soon.
Note: Some subsidies are available for
participants representing BC-based low-income community groups - please contact for details and application information.

The Imagining Public Policy to Meet Women's Economic Security Needs conference is sponsored by the Economic Security Project , a multi-year research initiative funded by the SSHRC Community-University Research Alliance. The principle partners in this alliance are the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC and the Women's Studies Department at Simon Fraser University.
The Co-Directors of the ESP are Marjorie Griffin Cohen and Seth Klein.


Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

Villanova University, Villanova, PA

General Economics

The Department of Humanities and Augustinian Traditions invites applications for a tenure-track appointment for an Economist. Successful applicants will be conversant with how modern/contemporary economic systems and methodological assumptions affect questions involving the human person. Specialties might include, but are not limited to: labor, immigration, sustainable development, history of economic thought, or Catholic Social Thought. A joint appointment with the Economics Department is a possibility. Requirements: Ph.D. at time of appointment, active research program, ability to work in an interdisciplinary context. Send cover letter, a 2-3 page response to our Statement of Purpose, undergraduate and graduate school transcripts, c.v., evidence of excellence in teaching, a research writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Thomas W. Smith, Chair, Department of Humanities, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085-1699. Review of applications begins October 15, 2005. Villanova University is a Roman Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. An AA/EEO employer, Villanova seeks a diverse faculty committed to teaching, scholarship, and service who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. For Statement of Purpose, consult

York University

The Division of Social Science, Faculty of Arts, York University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the critical interdisciplinary study of Business and Society starting July 1 2006 (subject to budgetary approval).

A Ph.D. or equivalent is required. Applicants are expected to possess an academic background in any of a number of relevant social science disciplines or interdisciplinary fields. Field of specialization is open but preference will be given to applicants who have a demonstrated record of critical, interdisciplinary scholarship and/or teaching experience in two or more of the following areas: business and public policy; political economy; gender and business; business in the global south; corporate governance and business law; corporate social responsibility; business and the professions; and the social economy/community economic development. Ability to teach fourth year courses in two or more of these areas would be an asset.

Founded in 1999, Business and Society is a unique and innovative interdisciplinary program housed in the Division of Social Science in York University’s Faculty of Arts. Its mandate is to explore alternative and broad approaches to the study of business not usually found in more conventional business programs. Members of the core faculty in the program enjoy a rich collegial environment with other faculty who participate in parallel interdisciplinary programs such as Law and Society, Labour Studies, International Development Studies and Social and Political Thought.

Candidates are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, appropriate samples of their scholarship and teaching evaluations and arrange to have three referees send letters of reference directly to:

Dr. Darryl Reed, Chair
Division of Social Science
S756A Ross Building
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3
Tel: (416) 736-2100 x77812; fax (416) 736-5574

Deadline for applications is October 31, 2005.

For many years, York University has had a policy of employment equity including affirmative action for women faculty. Recently, York has included racial/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and aboriginals in its affirmative action program. The Division of Social Science welcomes applications from qualified women, racial/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and aboriginal peoples. Persons who are members of one or more of these groups are encouraged to self-identify during the selection process. Please note that candidates from these three groups will be considered within the priorities of the affirmative action only if these self-identify. The affirmative action program can be found on York's website as or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at (416) 736-5713.

All positions at York are subject to budgetary approval. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position; applications are invited from qualified individuals regardless of their immigration status in Canada.

One-Day Job Market at The EAEPE 2005 Conference, Bremen, Germany

November 11, 2005

A large room has been reserved for interviews with three separate interview booths. There is also a pickboard in the central hall for ads.

Anybody who is interested in heterodox economics jobs and every faculty, department, institute, work group or professor that have job vacancies for heterodox economists should attend the one-day job market at the EAEPE Conference in November.

Contact Wolfram Elsner at for more information.

Heterodox Economics Position at Bremen University

This is a half-time position for a research and teaching assistant in Prof. Wolfram Elsner working group at IISO (Institute for Institutional and Social Economics), University of Bremen, German. The position starts ASAP. Requirements: MA in economics, with good knowledge in original institutional and evolutionary economics, if possible: also knowledge and interest in evolutionary game theory. The position is scheduled for at least three years. Salary: about 1,200 euros per month, depending on individual social characteristics (age, marriage status, children). it is expected that the person will work on his/her phd thesis on the job. For further information, contact Prof. Wolfram Elsner at: Interviews can be scheduled for the EAEPE Conference job market in Bremen, German in November 2005.


Heterodox Journals and Newsletters

Earthscan's August E-Newsletter

Newly published books this month include ground-breaking titles in the following the categories:
* Forestry
* Agriculture, Food and Land Use
* Environment and Conservation
* Politics and Governance
* Economics

* EARTHSCAN NEWS - catch up with the latest conferences and view our new Earthscan conference diary!
For detailed information: Earthscan.doc

Talking Economics Bulletin- August 2005

1) New Courses and Evening Seminars in London and UK, Oct 05 - Jun 06
2) Finance, Ethics and Economics - Talking Economics Monthly Aug 05
3) The Coming Japanification of China
4) In the Long Run ...
5) Lecture Seminar in Berlin: Neo-liberalism

For detailed information: Bulletin.doc

Friends of Business History News


Reprints - Business History
Has one of your books on or related to business history gone out-of-print? Does it still have sufficient value or interest to be back in wide circulation, particularly if updated by an author’s note to a reprint edition?

Business Wit & Wisdom

A Collection of Quips and Quotes
Rich Zera (who says "People are more willing to accept your ideas if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said them first") developed Business Wit & Wisdom from his many speaking opportunities at conferences and conventions to provide an invaluable resource for people from all walks of business and other professions.

The Dow, from 1896 to the Present

Along with Bank Note Engraving Exhibit
On February 1, the Museum of American Financial History opened "Survival of the Fittest: The Evolution of the Dow Jones Industrial Average," which is on display alongside the exhibition "Making Money: Bank Note Engraving and the Fight Against Counterfeiting."

Fashion, Retailing and a Bygone Era

Inside WWD
Of the retrospective by former WWD editors Isadore Barmash, Edward Gold, Marvin Klapper, Sandy Parker, Sidney Rutberg, Mort Sheinman, and Stanley Siegelman, Bloomingdale's Chairman Michael Gould says, "This book is not only the story of Women's Wear Daily but also a wonderful journey through the fashion world." (


Heterodox Books and Book Series

 Bowles, Edwards, and Roosevelt, Understanding Capitalism, 3/e.

To request an examination copy from Oxford University Press, please call 1-800-451-7556 or send and e-mail to Candace Huff at

  Pluto Press

- Neoliberalism, Edited by Alfredo Saad-Filho and Deborah Johnston
- Global Matrix, Tom Nairn and Paul Jones
- The ABCs of Political Economy, Robin Hahnel
- Economics: A New Introduction, Hugh Stretton
- Capitalism and its Economics: New Edition – Douglas Dowd
- Understanding Capitalism: Critical Analysis from Karl Marx to Amartya Sen, Edited by Douglas Dowd
- Manufacturing Discontent: Individualism and the Trap of Corporate Society Michael Perelman
- Super-Imperialism – New Edition Michael Hudson
- Value Wars: The Global Market Versus the Life Economy John McMurty
- The Cancer Stage of Capitalism John McMurty
- Your Money or Your Life! Second Edition: The Tyranny of Global Finance Eric Toussaint

If you are an academic based in the United States, please go directly to our US distributor’s, UMP, site:

If you are based in the UK, Europe or elsewhere (apart from the US) please send the following details to

- the course name
- the start date of the course
- expected enrolment
- name of local (/university) bookshop
- full university address

We need all these details to be able to be able to process a request. Inspection copies are provided with an invoice that is cancelled if the book is adopted for a course (15 or more copies ordered), or returned in a resalable condition.

Harris, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach (Houghton Mifflin, 2006)

For last minute fall orders: tell your bookstore to get the SECOND EDITION (2006, ISBN 0-618-49633-5, Title Code 3-22328); if there is any problem contact your Houghton Mifflin publisher representative at

Chapters 1-4 of the second edition are available for FREE instructor and student download at

The second edition of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach has been updated in response both to developments in environmental theory and policy, and to comments and suggestions based on classroom use. New material in the second edition includes:

* Expanded treatment of economic valuation techniques, with more practical examples;

* More in-depth discussion of “green” national income accounting, including the adoption of green accounting in China;

* New sections on the impact of AIDS and declining fertility rates on population growth;

* Topic boxes on controlling agricultural pollution and the development of organic agriculture;

* New data on mineral price trends and energy subsidies;

* Updated discussion of fisheries policies, Bush administration “Clear Skies” air pollution policy, and toxic waste management;

* New data and discussion on global climate change, including new scientific evidence and policy developments.

All data series have been updated to reflect recent trends. Appendices have been added to Chapters 3 and 8, reviewing basic supply and demand theory and national income accounting.

Learn more about textbooks written by researchers at the Global Development And Environment Institute at:

Crítica a la Economía Ortodoxa

Although this book is written in Spanish, I would like to give you a brief introduction in English:

Nowadays, economics are based on the so-called neoclassical approach. It actually has become the “mainstream economics”, marginating other possible explanation of the economic phenomenon.

“Crítica a la economía ortodoxa” is a reaction to this process. It is the result of the efforts of a group of economists that disappointed with the biased education received in their universities decided to revise this education to study its limits and lackness, as well as to study other approaches, currently marginated. To do so, they collected articles that reviewed not only currently neoclassical views, but also other schools of thought integrated in the orthodoxy.

We could probably make a different collection of articles, but for sure this book will be really useful for those that are unsatisfied with the biased views offered in most universities, by main politicians and by general communication media, that want to complete their education from a critical perspective. Espanol.doc & Manual.pdf

Law and Public Policy: A Socioeconomic Approach by Lynne L. Dallas
University of San Diego School of Law

Law and Public Policy: A Socioeconomic Approach is published by Carolina Academic Press. Its ISBN number is 0-89089-234-2. Its price at Carolina Academic Press is $90 but $70 for students and complementary copies are available for those who may use the book in a course.
For detailed information lpp.doc


Queries from Heterodox Economists

Alejandro Miroli

Alejandro Miroli is a teacher of methodology of Social Sciences in the Economic Science faculty at UBA Argentina. He is interested in the philosophical issues of non-neoclassical economics and would like to have an exchange of papers, ideas, and class material with others. Linked to this is 3 of his papers. A very brief summary of his papers are given below. His e-mail address is

Here there is a critique of the fundamental assumptions of conventional economic and its notion of practice. In this critique, Alejandro Miroli from economics department at UBA Argentina, analyzes the two basic assumptions of rationality and “economicity” generated and defended by neoclassical school, and shared by some heterodox authors. The author concludes that these two assumptions lack of empiric justification, and as a consequence, they limit the conventional economic science scope to validate its explanations and proposals in the praxis.

Aquí se tiene una crítica a los supuestos básicos de la ciencia económica convencional y su noción de práctica. En esta critica, Alejandro Miroli de la facultad de ciencias económicas de la universidad UBA, Argentina, analiza los supuestos fundamentales de racionalidad y de economicidad, que son generados y justificados por la escuela Neoclásica, y compartidos por una serie de autores heterodoxos. El autor llega a la conclusión de la falta de justificación empírica de ambos supuestos y como consecuencia, la limitación de la ciencia económica convencional para validarla la practica y propuestas ofrecidas.

miroli1.doc, miroli2.doc, miroli3.doc


For Your Information

AFIT- First Annual Student Scholars Award Competition
The Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) proudly announces the First Annual AFIT Student Scholars Award Competition. The aim of AFIT is to encourage students in Economics and Political Economy to pursue research in topics within the Institutional Economics framework.
Five winning papers will be selected. Winners are expected to present their research during a special session at the Annual Meetings of AFIT, held during the Western Social Science Association’s 48th Annual Conference at the Wyndham Hotel Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona, April 19 - 22, 2006.
Winners will each receive:
1. $300 cash prize
2. One year student membership in AFIT
3. Paid WSSA Conference Registration
4. Paid admission to the AFIT Presidential Address Dinner
Winning papers must be presented at a special AFIT session in order to collect the cash prize. Cash prizes will be presented during the AFIT Presidential Address Dinner.
Application Procedure and Deadline
Papers must be between 25-40 pages in length, including references and appendices. They should be submitted electronically (preferably in Word format) by 11/01/05 to:
Carolyn Aldana, Ph.D. Phone: (909) 537-7315
Economics Department Fax: (909) 537-7645
CSU, San Bernardino email:
5500 University Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Winners will be notified by 12/01/05.
For more information about AFIT, visit our website at

Obituary: ROSEN - Sumner M.
Sumner M. Rosen died peacefully today, August 17th 2005 at home, surrounded by his family, after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. The funeral will be on Friday August 19th at 11:30 am at The Plaza Memorial Chapel, 630 Amsterdam Avenue at 90th Street in New York City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Bnai Jeshurun Social Action Fund or The Five Borough Institute Sumner was born in Boston in 1923. He served in World War II, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in economics from Harvard, and received a Ph.D. from MIT. Sumner's long and distinguished career as an academic and as a social activist was marked by an unwavering devotion to fighting for the rights of working people everywhere. He was a tenured professor at Columbia University's School of Social Work, and upon retiring, became a founding member of The Five Borough Institute, a research and educational organization devoted to implementing progressive public policies. He is survived by his wife, Judith Davidoff, his son Max, his daughter Rebekah Rosen-Gomez,
and two grandchildren.

A Course in Heterodox Microeconomics- From Brazil

Professor Ramón García Fernández has taught the course at his former university, the Federal University of Paraná, in Curitiba, Brasil, from 1993 to 2003. You might find it of interest.


MATÉRIA: Microeconomia I (SE 731)
CARGA HORÁRIA: 60 horas.
PROFESSOR: Ramón García Fernández (
PERÍODO: Primeiro semestre de 2003.

For detailed information: Progmipos2003.doc