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Issue-18, October 26, 2005

From the Editor

The job seeking season is upon us hence another Newsletter filled with job postings for heterodox economists. There are also new call for papers, especially from one of my favorite groups—Association for Heterodox Economics. There are also conferences and seminars on Rethinking Marxism, methodology, and methodology among others. Further, there are new books to look at and as a new feature a book review of Robin Hahnel’s new book, Economic Justice and Democracy. Finally, with regard to job postings, we all know that the hiring process is fraught with problems and uncertainty. Among mainstream departments with their ranked universities, we know that the job market is segmented and applicants are discriminated based on the university of their PhD. I hope that this is not the case among heterodox economists in that the jobs posted in this Newsletter are truly open to all heterodox economists whom apply. Adopting the hiring patterns of mainstream departments is in the end not very conducive to building a community of heterodox economists.

Fred Lee


In this issue:

- Call for Papers

          - Association for Heterodox Economics 8th Annual Conference 2006
          - SCEME Seminar in Economic Methodology
          - Rethinking Marxism 2006
          - The RSAI British & Irish Section
          - HETSA Conference 2006
          - Empire and Beyond Conference

Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

           - Creating a Culture of Full Employment Conference
           - London Marx-Hegel Reading
           - "Equilibrium Perspectives"
           - International Association of Critical Realism

- Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

           - University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI
           - Wright State University
           - Hampshire College
           - University of Massachusetts/Amherst
           - State University of New York-New Paltz
           - Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
           - Connecticut College, New London
           - Eastern Illinois University
           - St. Thomas More College
           - Wright State University- Heterodox Economist
           - Cornell University
           - University of Minnesota Duluth
           - University of Louisville

- Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles

           - Andy Denis

- Heterodox Books, Book Series and Book Reviews      

           - The Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts
           - Demanding Work:The Paradox of Job Quality in the Affluent Economy.
           - The Student's Guide to Writing Economics by Robert H. Neugeboren
           - Review of Robin Hehnel's book, by Tae-Hee Jo

- Heterodox Web Sites      

           - Thomas Palley's New Website

- For Your Information

           - Contribution to Earthquake Victims
           - Contribution to Earthquake Victims- 2
           - Fulbright at Universidad del Norte at Barranquilla for a Heterodox Economist



Call for Papers

Association for Heterodox Economics 8th Annual Conference 2006

Economics, Pluralism, and the Social Sciences, 14 – 16 July, 2006

The Eighth Annual Conference of the Association of Heterodox Economics (AHE) will be held at the London School of Economics from 14th to 16th July 2006.

Last year’s highly successful AHE conference yielded a stimulating and original range of papers on pluralism in economics, in opposition to the currently non-pluralistic dominance of the neoclassical mainstream. A striking feature of the conference was the growing interdisciplinary character of the contributions which explored, generally but not exclusively from the standpoint of economics, the relation between economics and other branches of the social sciences. The Eighth Annual Conference will build on this success.

The conference will have both a thematic part and an open part. The AHE is happy to consider papers of both types; however, priority will be given to papers addressing the conference theme, “Economics, Pluralism and the Social Sciences”. Papers are particularly encouraged on topics dealing with economics and its relation to the social sciences as a whole and with respect to its various branches, such as anthropology, development studies, gender and race studies, history, literary studies, management, philosophy, politics, psychology, and sociology, from both economists and non-economists and from a plurality of perspectives.

We encourage the submission of abstracts of papers, or proposals for a session or stream of sessions, which

- Apply heterodox economic thought to policy-related issues;
- Examine any aspect of economic theory from the standpoint of another discipline or disciplines in the social sciences or the humanities;
- Critically assess the existing or potential relation, deleterious or positive, between economics and other branches of the social sciences;
- Examine issues or deploy approaches neglected by current economic orthodoxy;
- Critically examine either neoclassical economic orthodoxy, or – in the spirit of pluralism – its heterodox critics;
- Assess the contribution of one or more heterodox approaches towards opening up economics;
- Make a contribution to the scholarship of teaching and learning in economics from a heterodox or pluralist perspective.

The AHE is in process of publishing a selection of the best papers presented at this year’s conference in a special volume of the book series Advances in Heterodox Economics, edited by Professor Frederic S. Lee. We propose to publish a similar volume after the 2006 conference.

Deadline for submission:
Proposals for single papers: please send an abstract of up to 500 words by email only to the local organiser, Alan Freeman (, AND the AHE coordinator, Andrew Mearman (,by 27 January 2006. Text, HTML, Word and PDF format email attachments are acceptable.
Proposals for sessions and streams: please indicate exactly what you are proposing, giving the names and email addresses of the proposed speakers, and attaching the abstracts (of not more than 500 words each) for their papers. Send by email to Alan Freeman and Andrew Mearman, as above, by 27 January 2006.

Those whose abstracts have been accepted must send their full paper and completed registration to be received by 28 April 2006.
Parallel sessions will be 90 minutes long and will consist of two papers. Sessions may have a discussant for each paper. The conference is to be conducted in English. All abstracts will be considered by the AHE Committee.
To see details of previous conferences, and to keep up to date with the 2006 conference and other AHE activities please visit:

SCEME Seminar in Economic Methodology
‘The Methodology of Development Economics’

Friday 9 December 2005, Airthrey Castle, University of Stirling, UK
The Stirling Centre for Economic Methodology (SCEME) would like to invite proposals for contributions to the fourth seminar in a series on the methodology of economics.

Seminar contributions from any perspective shedding light on the methodology of development economics are welcome. Contributions may take the form of the presentation of a paper, presentation of work-in-progress, or an extended discussion of a recent monograph bearing on the topic.

The one-day seminar will take place in a small informal setting with a workshop character, and PhD students are particularly welcome to submit proposals or otherwise participate in the discussion. The attendance fee (which includes lunch and teas/coffees) is £25 for members of SCEME and lead discussants, £15 for postgraduates, and £40 for others.

Submit a proposal:
Proposals should take the form of a one-page outline of the intended contribution, and should be sent, preferably by e-mail, BY WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2005, to
Sheila Dow
Department of economics
University of Stilring
Stirling FK9 4LA

Further details and the registration form will be posted shortly on the SCEME website at The final programme will be posted there in due course. The deadline for registrations will be 25 November.

Rethinking Marxism 2006
RETHINKING MARXISM: a journal of economics, culture & society is pleased to announce its 6th major international conference, to be held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on 26-28 October, 2006. The conference is entitled Rethinking Marxism 2006.
Proposals for papers should include:
* Paper title
* Presenter’s name and contact information (mail, email, phone, fax)
* Brief abstract (no more than 200 words)
Proposals for panels should include:
* Panel title
* Name, contact information, and paper title for each presenter
* Brief abstract (no more than 200 words) explaining the panel’s focus
* Names and contact information for any discussant(s) or respondent(s)
* Title, contact, and address for any sponsoring organization or journal
The appropriate registration fee must accompany all proposal submissions. Unfortunately, any submitted proposal not accompanied by the appropriate preregistration fee cannot be considered. Proposals which are not accepted will have their preregistration fees returned in full. If you are submitting a proposal for an entire panel, please make sure you include the preregistration fee for all members of the panel.
The deadline for proposal submission is 1 August 2006.
The best way to submit a proposal and to pay the preregistration fee is to follow the instructions on the conference website:
For detailed information: marxism2006.pdf

The RSAI British & Irish Section
36th Annual Conference
The Royal Hotel, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
16th - 18th August 2006

The RSAI British & Irish Section invites the submission of Abstracts to be considered for the 2005 Annual Conference programme. Conference themes are listed below, however, quality papers in all areas of regional science are welcome.
- Island economies
- Testing the new economic geography
- Health geographies
- Environment and regional development
- Demography and migration
- Regional finance
- Land use constraints
- Tourism and the environment
- Spatial Analysis and Geodemographics
Abstracts of approximately 500 words should be submitted (preferably by e-mail) to the Secretary at the address below as soon as possible and by January 31st 2006 at the very latest. Authors will be notified of the committee's decision in March 2006.
For any further information regarding the conference please also contact the Secretary.
Dr Don J Webber, Secretary RSAI-BIS
School of Economics
University of the West of England
Bristol, BS16 1QY
Tel: +44 (0) 117 32 82741
Fax: +44 (0) 117 32 82295

HETSA Conference 2006

The 19th Conference of the History of the Economic Society of Australia, 4 -7 July, 2006, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

The School of Business at the University of Ballarat is pleased to host this exciting convention of some of Australia’s finest minds meeting in one of Australia’s most famous and historic towns. A city visited in the past by such iconic figures as Mark Twain, R.L.S. Trollope, Henry George and Stanley Jevons; and in our own time Geoff Harcourt, Michael White and even Milton Friedman.

The best in surrounds, foods and conviviality

This year all papers submitted by the relevant deadlines will be referred.
(Other papers will be accepted when possible but not referred)
Deadline for Abstracts: 25 April 2006
Deadline for Papers: 31 May 2006

We welcome anyone who is willing to put together their own session.
• Welcome to Ballarat cocktail evening Tuesday 4th July.
• Visit places around Ballarat where the intellectual and economic wealth of the Australian nation began: Mechanics Institute, Eureka Stockade, Gold Mining Museum and Archives
• “Blood on the Southern Cross” evening show at Sovereign Hill Museum.
• Sumptuous succulent conference dinner with Ballarat balladeers and local raconteurs
• Special overseas keynote speakers

Information will be available on our website:
For more information contact:
Jerry Courvisanos or Alex Millmow
phone: (03) 5327 9417 (office) (03) 5327 9057
0407 485 860 (mobile)

Empire and Beyond Conference
University of Leeds, UK
7-8 April 2006

Organised by The Conference of Socialist Economists, publishers of the journal Capital and Class
In the last decade or so global capitalism has undergone a radical transformation in a number of contradictory ways:
• Powerful imperialist states seem increasingly willing to cast away old ‘containment’ policies in favour of direct military operations around the world
• These very same imperialist states have also increasingly justified their military plunders under a new ideology of ‘universal human rights’, ‘global right’, and the like
• Nation states around the world centralise power in order to co-ordinate and mediate a number of local, national and global social networks
• The emergence of protectionist policies in the US coupled with a drive to marketise the rest of the world through neo-liberal policies has had profound consequences including increasing inequalities, poverty, political corruption, state crime and economic crises
• Neo-liberal capitalism has thus intensified uneven patterns of development across the globe
• Powerful technologies have emerged that discipline people through seemingly anonymous networks of power
• New rhetoric by global organisations like The World Bank that stresses the need for ‘ordinary’ people to take control of their lives within their communities whilst pushing national governments to maintain neoliberal economic policies
• New modes of global, national and local resistance have arisen to challenge capitalist globalisation

The Left has provided some of the most cogent analyses of these processes, the work of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri arguably being one of the most well known. However, these debates are still ongoing and the re-election of George W. Bush demonstrates the urgency for those on the Left to press forward the debate on these issues within the labour movement and amongst groups working for a progressive, radical and emancipatory politics.
To help continue and facilitate these debates the Conference of Socialist Economists is holding a two-day conference at Leeds University around the theme of Empire and Beyond. Issues to be discussed include:

• Empire and beyond: new imperialism for old?
• The restructuring of the state
• The state debate revisited
• New modes of governance and discipline
• Economic crises
• The political economy of neo-liberalism
• The relevance of post-structuralism for Marxist theory
• Anti-capitalist movements & networks of global resistance
• Human rights, democracy and the West
• Technology, environmentalism and globalisation
• Uneven and combined development: the South and globalisation
• The changing nature of the labour movement and class politics
• Globalisation and its impact upon (popular) culture
•The nature of socialism today

Please submit an abstract to present a paper or a proposal for a panel (3 to 4 speakers discussing an issue or theme) to


Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

Creating a Culture of Full Employment Conference
8 and 9 December 2005
University of Newcastle

- confirmed abstracts now available.
- special conference screenings of The Take, a film by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein.
- early-bird registration available until 31 October.
Full details are available on the Conference website
We look forward to seeing you there!

Creating a Culture of Full Employment Conference
8 - 9 December 2005
The University of Newcastle, Australia
For papers and program matters:
For conference admin matters:
Telephone - (61 2) 4921 7283 Fax - (61 2) 4921 8731

London Marx-Hegel Reading
The revised program of the London Marx-Hegel reading group may be seen at The next meeting is at 6.30 pm on Wednesday 19 October at City University.

"Equilibrium Perspectives"

The Stirling Centre for Economic Methodology (SCEME) and the Keele Institute for Public Policy and Management (IPPM) are organising an international workshop focused on the notion of equilibrium in the social sciences, on Friday 18 November 2005. See for details.

Contributions may take the form of presenting a paper, talking about work in progress, or acting as a discussant.
Postgraduate students in particular are encouraged to join in. The event is intended to remain small and informal so early expressions of interest are encouraged.

We would also like to remind you of the second SCEME event this autumn (9 December 2005) , on the Methodology of Development Economics (again, see ). Matthias Klaes

International Association of Critical Realism
2006 Annual Conference

University of Tromsø, Norway- August 11 - 13th

Theme: Interdisciplinarity and Intersubjectivity
Pre-conference workshop & PhD-course August 8 - 10th
- The 206 Annual Conference of The International Association of Critical Realism will be organised by the Department of Education in collaboration with the national Centre for Peace Studies at the University of Tromsø, Norway.

- As a slogan interdisciplinarity has not had sufficient ontological and epistemological grounding. It is also difficult for metatheories based on the humean notion of causality, as the contingency of events, to make sense of interdisciplinary approaches. Critical realism can provide such grounding and rationale in its conception of reality as a multiplicity of stratified mechanisms in open systems. In interdisciplinary fields such as education and peace studies, where the improvement of practice is an overriding concern, we need to look at the totality of practice and include the study of mechanisms at different levels. Therefore there is an urgent need to theorise interdisciplinarity in a more stringent way at the meta-level, to inform substantive research.

- Intersubjectivity is also central to the solution of problems addressed by applied research. In a four planar perspective on social being, the solution of problems arising in human interaction appears to be the precondition for solving other problems, such as human transactions with nature (ecological problems), transformation of social structures and the emergence of stratified agency.
Sub-themes for workshops on interdisciplinarity:

I On the theory and practice of interdisciplinarity
II Fields and contexts of interdisciplinary research

Sub-themes for workshops on intersubjectivity:

III Intersubjectivity and justice
IV Intersubjectivity and new modalities of peace and justice

Workshops on other themes may be organised depending on incoming suggestions and submitted papers.

Organisers of the conference:
Tone Skinningsrud, Assoc. professor/Chair, Department of Education, University of Tromsø
Lodve A. Svare, Master-student, Centre for Peace Studies, University of Tromsø
Contact for further questions and conference registration:


Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI
Economic History
One tenure track opening for a position at the Assistant Professor level. The primary area of teaching responsibility is Economic History.
Teaching load is three courses per semester, including core courses--principles of economics and intermediate microeconomics. A Ph.D. in economics or evidence of its impending completion is required.
Additional selection criteria include demonstrated potential for and commitment to teaching talented and diverse undergraduates, as well as
the ability to sustain a productive research agenda. Appointment effective September 1, 2006. Salary is competitive. Applicants should send a cover letter, vita, unofficial copy of graduate transcript, three letters of reference, a summary of teaching evaluations (if available), and a writing sample. The University of Michigan-Dearborn is dedicated
to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. An equal opportunity-affirmative action employer. CONTACT: Chair, Economics Search Committee, University of Michigan Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Rd.,
Dearborn MI 48128- 1491. We will interview at the ASSA meetings in Boston. Applications should be received by December 5, 2005 to ensure full consideration. For further information, please visit:

Wright State University
The Department of Economics in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University in Dayton, OH is seeking a leader with strong teaching, scholarship, and service credentials to fill the role of Department Chair preferably by July 1, 2006. The appointment is at the Professor level. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Economics. We will consider candidates in all fields of economics. The Chair is involved in teaching (undergraduate and graduate) and is expected to maintain a program of active scholarship in the field of economics. In addition we seek someone with good communications and organizational skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of faculty. Previous academic administrative experience is preferred. The Chair serves on the College Executive Management Team (EMT) and is involved in strategic planning for curriculum and staffing, evaluating and developing faculty, course planning and scheduling, interacting with the community in the Miami Valley and Ohio, budget planning and control, and service commitments at the college and university level. The Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2005. Please visit our website ( for more information on the Raj Soin College of Business. Dayton boasts the amenities of a large city with small town appeal and affordable housing. In order to receive full consideration, applications should contain vita, and three letters of recommendation, and should be received by December 1, 2005. Departmental representatives will attend the January 6-8, 2006 meetings of the Allied Social Science Associations in Boston, MA. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. An equal opportunity-affirmative action employer. CONTACT: Dr. Rudy Fichtenbaum, Search Committee Chair, Department of Economics, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435.

Hampshire College

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Economics. The School of Social Science seeks an economist with a central focus on international economic development. Priority will be given to candidates with a strong commitment to teaching, with interests in areas such as the political economy of globalization, comparative economic systems, and heterodox approaches to theory and practice. Teaching load is two courses per semester. Active research in support of teaching, and interest in assisting students with their own independent research projects is expected. Interdisciplinary approaches encouraged. Ph.D. preferred.

The position begins fall 2006. Applicants should submit a statement of educational philosophy, teaching and research interests, curriculum vita, sample of written work, and three letters of recommendation by October 31, 2005. The College will be interviewing at the January ASSA meeting in Boston. Mail applications to:

Economics Search Committee
School of Social Science
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002-3359

Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a vigorous Affirmative Action Program. Minority and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

University of Massachusetts/Amherst

The Economics Department of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst is inviting applications at the assistant, associate or full professor level for one or more positions starting in Fall 2006. We are particularly interested in the field of political economy but all fields will be considered. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a copy of a recent research paper and, if possible, evidence of teaching effectiveness. For full consideration, applications must be received by December 5, 2005. Candidates will be interviewed by invitation at the 2006 American Economics Association meetings in Boston, MA. The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Please send application materials to Chair, Hiring Committee, Economics Department, Thompson Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, AM 01003

State University of New York-New Paltz

The Department of Economics at SUNY-New Paltz invites applications from broadly trained economists for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, starting in Fall 2006. Ph.D. and teaching experience are required. ABD will be considered if the date of defense is prior to September 2006. Preferred areas of specialization are American Economic History, Macroeconomics, and Monetary Economics. Research specialization should address a major American public policy issue. Teaching responsibilities would include Macroeconomics, History of Economic Thought, and lower division General Education courses in American Economic Development, and Current Economic Issues. An active interest in research and publication is expected. Please send curriculum vitae, student teaching evaluations and other evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample research paper, transcript, and three current letter of reference. Deadline: December 1, 2006. An equal opportunity-affirmative action employer. CONTACT: Search #F05- 33, Department of Economics, JFT 814, SUNYûNew Paltz, 75 S. Manheim Blvd.,New Paltz, NY 12561.

Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

F0 International Economics
O1 Economic Development
The Department of Economics at Roosevelt University invites applications for a tenure-track job as Assistant Professor of Economics. We seek empirically oriented scholars and teachers of international economics working on questions of globalization, development, and distribution. Beginning August 2006, candidates will also teach intermediate economic theory courses, econometrics, and/or statistics to MA and undergraduate students in small classes. Roosevelt University is a diverse, private, and non-sectarian institution. Consistent with the ideals of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and those of our founding advisors (such as Albert Einstein, Marian Anderson, and Gunnar Myrdal) the research and teaching practices are deeply rooted in principles of social justice and real world change. The ideal candidate will therefore be open to heterodox and pluralistic approaches to economics. Applications, postmarked by November 11, shall include: vita, three letters of recommendation, one research paper, and some evidence of teaching effectiveness or promise. Email application not accepted. An equal opportunity-affirmative action employer. CONTACT: Steve Ziliak, Department of Economics, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605.

Connecticut College, New London

The Vandana Shiva Assistant Professorship in Gender & Women’s Studies and Economics
The Departments of Economics and Gender & Women’s Studies invite applications for the Vandana Shiva Assistant Professorship. This named chair carries an annual research stipend, and is a joint tenure track appointment between the two departments beginning AY 2006-07. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in economics or anticipate completing the Ph.D. by August 2006. Candidates will have strong familiarity with the field of Gender & Women’s Studies, particularly the literature of transnational feminism, and will have research and teaching expertise in Feminist Economics and Gender and Development with additional fields preferred in International Economics and Globalization. The candidate will teach five semester courses divided between GWS and Economics, including a gendered Introductory course in Economics, an Introductory course in GWS, a Gender and Development course to be cross-listed in the two departments and a Gender &Women’s Studies course in theory and/or method. Course preparation will be limited to three new courses in the first year.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective college with a strong commitment to the liberal arts tradition and an emphasis on broad interdisciplinary teaching and research and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The College is committed by mission to developing diversity and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff. It is therefore desirable that faculty candidates have the ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds.

Cover letter, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, one research paper or chapter from the dissertation, evidence of teaching ability (particularly summaries of teaching evaluations), and three letters of reference should accompany applications. Applications received by November 15, 2005 will receive full consideration; they should be sent to HIRING COMMITTEE, Economics and GWS, Connecticut College, Box 5552, 270 Mohegan Ave, New London, CT 06320.

Eastern Illinois University

The Department of Economics at Eastern Illinois University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level beginning August 2006. Candidates should have a field in Applied Microeconomics or Economic History. Additional expectations include teaching service courses such as Statistics and Principles of Economics and engaging in scholarship and service. Ph.D. in economics, or ABD with expected degree completion by August 2006, and teaching experience are
required. Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, evidence of effective teaching, and three letters of recommendation. Further information about the department is available at Closing date is December 23, 2005, or until the position is filled. Contact Dr. Ebrahim Karbassioon, Chair, Department of Economics, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 61920. Eastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.
The announcement can also be found here:
Since I have also taught economic history here, I might be able to answer any specific questions about that field here at Eastern.
Eric Hake

St. Thomas More College

St. Thomas More College, a Catholic college federated with the University of Saskatchewan, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Economics at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor, commencing July 1, 2006. The STM Economics Department collaborates directly with and is integral to the scholarly work of the Economics Department at the University of Saskatchewan.
The successful candidate will have a PHD in Economics and an interest in social justice with special application in the History of Economic Thought and either Development or Labour Economics. The candidate should be prepared to teach introductory economics, economic thought, and either labour economics or development. Candidates will be expected to develop an active, externally funded program of research and to help facilitate collaborative research in an interdisciplinary environment. Applicants are asked to send a letter describing research and teaching strengths, a curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, documentation of teaching ability, including teaching evaluations, as well as copies of written work and/or publications to: Dr. Bohdan Kordan, Chairperson, Economics Search Committee, St. Thomas More College, 1437 College Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 0W6.
The application deadline is December 15, 2005. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. St. Thomas More College is committed to diversity within its faculty. Women, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, visible minorities, and members of other designated groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application. For more information on the Economics Department at St. Thomas More College, visit or contact Dr. Kordan by telephone at (306) 966-8951; by fax at (306) 966-8904; or by email at

Wright State University- Heterodox Economist

The Department of Economics in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University in Dayton, OH seeks to fill one full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in any field, beginning September 1, 2006. While candidates in all economics fields will be considered, preference will be given to candidates with
expertise in one or more of the followings areas: institutional (evolutionary) economics, heterodox economics, and ecological economics. Primary criteria will be excellent recommendations, potential for superior teaching capabilities, and outstanding research potential. A Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 1, 2006 is required.
Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, academic advising, supervising graduate theses/internships and service. In order to receive full consideration, applications should contain vita, transcripts, samples of written work, and three letters of recommendation, and should be received by December 1, 2005. Departmental representatives will attend the January 6-8, 2006 meetings of the Allied Social Science Associations in Boston, MA. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. An equal opportunity-affirmative action employer. CONTACT: Dr. Rudy Fichtenbaum, Search Committee Chair, Department of Economics, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435.

Cornell University

Department of City and Regional Planning
Two Open-Ranked Faculty Positions

The Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University seeks to fill two tenure-track faculty positions, with rank to be determined based on qualifications. Successful applicants will demonstrate capacity and commitment to teach, conduct research, and engage in outreach and professional activity.

We seek candidates competent in at least one of the following three areas. Candidates with interests that cut across areas are especially sought.•Environmental analysis and planning: ecological systems; physical plan-making; environmental policy for urban, suburban, or rural areas•Regional economic analysis and planning: economic systems; regional and metropolitan development planning; regional science
- Urbanism and design: theory and practice of place-making; interaction of the built environment with other spheres of social, political, and
economic life.

Successful candidates will have expertise in and willingness to teach advanced methods for spatial and/or economic analysis and representation.
Areas of competence would likely include some of the following.
- Geographic information systems (GIS)
- Computer-based planning support systems
- Regional land-use, environmental, and economic simulation
- Regional economic analysis
- Advanced multivariate analysis and spatial statistics
- Three-dimensional computer-aided design
- Computer animation

We seek candidates who can contribute to our department’s comparative perspective, adding in particular the ability to consider planning practice in the United States in the context of globalization and international experience. We seek candidates who will enhance the diversity of the faculty and strengthen our efforts to promote
participation and equity.

Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in planning, landscape architecture, architecture, regional science, geography, economics, sociology, or another field relevant to the applicant’s substantive interest.
Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning December 31, 2005 until a pool of candidates is identified.
Please submit a CV, writing sample, letter of intent and names and contact information for three references to:
Chair, Search Committee
Department of City and Regional Planning
Cornell University
106 West Sibley Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Further information about Cornell, the department, and CRP students,
alumni, and faculty may be found at

University of Minnesota Duluth

DUTIES: The individual hired for this position will have responsibilities in teaching, research and service. The individual will develop and teach courses in Industrial Organization and the Economics of Regulation. The individual must teach core courses in the department’s curriculum (principles, statistics, and microeconomic theory). The individual will have the opportunity to teach History of Economic Thought and/or Heterodox Economics if qualified. Currently, the teaching load is five sections (15 credits) per academic year. The candidate will be expected to conduct economic research, and disseminate the results through peer reviewed journals and other outlets. The individual will be responsible for advising undergraduate students and is expected to engage in service activities with the department, school, campus, community, and professional organizations.

Required: Applicants must be ABD (with a clear plan for completion by September 1, 2007) from a doctoral program in Economics with a specialization in Industrial Organization. The candidate must be able to teach core courses in the department’s curriculum (principles, statistics, and microeconomic theory) and electives including industrial organization and economics of regulation. Applicants must have experience teaching at least one college course in Economics and must demonstrate evidence of effective teaching and communication skills appropriate to a faculty position.

Evidence of potential for scholarship is essential as is the demonstrated commitment to research in economics. Applicants must exhibit a willingness to advise students and fulfill service expectations to the department, school, campus, community and professional organizations.

Preferred: Candidates with a Ph.D. in Economics with a specialization in Industrial Organization and three years of college teaching experience in economics. The ability and willingness to teach History of Economic Thought and/or Heterodox Economics are preferred. Also preferred is a documented research record of published peer reviewed articles in economics-related journals.

The Department will be represented at the American Economic Association meetings in Boston in January 2006

CONTACT: Review of complete applications will begin on December 1, 2005, and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications (a current vita, letter expressing interest and commitment to teaching, demonstration of teaching excellence (i.e., teaching evaluations), representative recent paper or article, three letters of reference, and transcript) must be in hard copy form.
Application Information
Contact: A. Maureen O'Brien
Department of Economics
University of Minnesota Duluth
Postal Address: 165 SBE
412 Library Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
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University of Louisville

The School of Urban and Public Affairs (SUPA) at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Urban Economics at the Assistant Professor level. The appointment will begin August 2006. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment. A Ph.D. in Economics or in Urban Planning, Urban Affairs, or other relevant field with a strong preparation in economics and quantitative methods is preferred. SUPA faculty teach two courses per semester and are expected to be productive researchers.
The appointee’s primary teaching duties will be in support of SUPA’s Ph.D. program in Urban and Public Affairs, as well as the Master of Urban Planning program. Additional information about SUPA and its programs may be found at
The University of Louisville has a student population of more than 22,000 and offers graduate, professional, baccalaureate, and associate degrees as well as certificates through its 11 schools and colleges. The university employs about 5,700 faculty and staff. The university is in the Doctoral/Research–Extensive category of the Carnegie Foundation’s classification system.
Candidates should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence (if available), and three letters of recommendation. Send applications to: Dr. Steven Bourassa, Director, School of Urban and Public Affairs, 426 West Bloom Street, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40208. Questions can be directed to or (502) 852-5720. Applications received by January 15, 2006, will be assured of full consideration. Faculty will be available for preliminary interviews at the 2006 ASSA meetings in Boston.


Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles

Andy Denis
Andy Denis has written a paper on Marx's "Critique of Hegel's Doctrine of the State" - "Collective and individual rationality in the history of economic thought: the early Marx's theory of states as organisms". It can be seen at Comments are welcome.


Heterodox Books, Book Series and Book Reviews

 The Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts

announces the following publications:

Putting Development First: The Importance of Policy Space in the WTO
Edited by Kevin P. Gallagher
(Zed Books, Palgrave Macmillan: 2005 $27.50 paper; $85.00 Cloth)

The authors in Putting Development First argue that the WTO is shrinking the ability of nations to put proper polices in place for sustainable development. Indeed, many of the authors argue that the economic rationale for preserving policy space in trade negotiations is justified now more than ever. During the 20th Century nations in East Asia, Latin America and elsewhere successfully balanced states and markets to grow from lower to middle income countries. Today, in the face of increasing poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation, states need as many tools as possible to raise the standards of living of their people.

This book includes original contributions by an impressive range of Northern and Southern authors: Alice Amsden, Joseph Stiglitz, Sanjaya Lall, Ha-Joon Chang, Peter Evans, Robert Wade, Nagesh Kumar, Carlos Correa, Navroz Dubash, Albert Cho, Ajit Singh, and Kevin P. Gallagher.

For information and ordering information, see:

The Shrinking Gains from Trade: A Critical Assessment of Doha Round Projections
The World Bank has just released its new projections of the possible gains from further trade liberalization, and the results may alarm those hoping the upcoming round of World Trade Organization negotiations will deliver on their promise of development. Where just two years ago the Bank was projecting more than $500 billion in developing country gains from trade, 80% of those supposed gains now are gone. Frank Ackerman, Research Director at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University, offers a critical review of the new economic modeling results, putting them in context, analyzing the reliability of the models, and explaining why the prospective gains are so low.
The new World Bank projections show:
70% of the gains would go to developed countries, up from 40% in 2003;
a small number of the largest developing countries would capture most of the developing country benefits;
in a “likely Doha scenario” of reforms, developing country gains amount to less than a penny-a-day per capita;
poverty impacts are very small, with projected reductions of less than one percent in the number of people living in poverty.
“The Shrinking Gains from Trade: A Critical Assessment of Doha Round Projections” is available as a GDAE Working Paper at:

Additional publications from GDAE’s Globalization and Sustainable Development Program can be downloaded at:

Demanding Work:The Paradox of Job Quality in the Affluent Economy.
Publisher: Princeton University Press.
Francis Green

Since the early 1980s, a vast number of jobs have been created in the affluent economies of the industrialized world. Many workers are doing more skilled and fulfilling jobs, and getting paid more for their trouble. Yet it is often alleged that the quality of work life has deteriorated, with a substantial and rising proportion of jobs providing low wages and little security, or requiring unusually hard and stressful effort.

In this unique and authoritative formal account of changing job quality, economist Francis Green highlights contrasting trends, using quantitative indicators drawn from public opinion surveys and administrative data. In most affluent countries average pay levels have risen along with economic growth, a major exception being the United States. Skill requirements have increased, potentially meaning a more fulfilling time at work. Set against these beneficial trends, however, are increases in inequality, a strong intensification of work effort, diminished job satisfaction, and less employee influence over daily work tasks. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Demanding Work shows how aspects of job quality are related, and how changes in the quality of work life stem from technological change and transformations in the politico-economic environment. The book concludes by discussing what individuals, firms, unions, and governments can do to counter declining job quality.

"This is a fine piece of work which will make a major impact. It brings together a large volume of excellent research by its author over a number of years. This is the sort of book that applied economists should write, but which few do. All credit to Francis Green for producing such a tour de force."--Keith Whitfield, Cardiff University Business School, author of Researching the World of Work
"Demanding Work addresses a highly significant area of research in the social sciences on a timely topic. Pulling together a range of issues falling under the umbrella of quality of work, Francis Green puts the overall issue prominently on the radar screen of economists, who have long neglected it, as well as higher up the political agenda."--Stephen Wood, Director, ESRC Centre for Innovation and Organisation, University of Sheffield

"This well-written book tells an interesting and important story in a natural way, addressing shifts in various aspects of job quality over recent years before finally summing things up and looking at policy issues. Reading it was an enjoyable--and informative--experience."--Andrew Clark, Department and Laboratory of Applied and Theoretical Economics (DELTA), École normale supérieure, Paris

The Student's Guide to Writing Economics by Robert H. Neugeboren
Routledge are pleased to present a new reference book from Routledge, The Student's Guide to Writing Economics by Robert H. Neugeboren of Harvard University.
This is an invaluable source for undergraduate students seeking how to write successfully in economics and is used as a standard guide for economics students at Harvard University.
Understanding the way economists see the world is a necessary step on the way to good economics writing. This book guides students through the means and methods of economics writing, by taking a step by step approach investigating:
• the keys needed to succeed as a writer of economics and an overview of the writing process from beginning to end
• the basic methods economists use to analyze data and communicate their ideas
• suggestions for finding and focusing one's topic, including standard economic sources and techniques for doing economic research
• how to write papers
• ways of citing sources and creating a bibliography.
The book also contains useful appendices, which provide details of statistical sources and relevant electronic indices.
The Student's Guide to Writing Economics
October 2005: 216x138: 160pp
Hb: 0-415-70122-8: £65.00
Pb: 0-415-70122-6: £13.99

Review of Robin Hehnel's book, by Tae-Hee Jo

Economic Justice and Democracy: From Competition to Cooperation, by Robin Hahnel
New York and London: Routledge, 2005, 423 pp., ISBN: 0415933455(paperback, $19.95), 0415933447 (hardback, $80.00).
October 20, 2005
To be progressive is simple. It is to make what is assumed to be impossible possible. It is to give people a hope of achieving a better society. But it is not an easy task at all. To change people’s habits of thought is a hard nut to crack. What Robin Hahnel is attempting in this volume is breaking such habits and inspiring us to move forward in the aim of building an alternative economic system (a ‘participatory economy’) based on the principle of equitable cooperation by replacing the current greedy capitalist system. The model of participatory economy, initially proposed by Michael Albert and Robin Hahnel, becomes richer and concrete. This volume not only provides a more convincing answer to the criticisms of previous works (e.g., technical impossibility of participatory planning, undesirability, incompatibility with human nature), but also adds important issues such as environment, international trade and investment.
In the part I, Hahnel challenges the conventional conception of economic justice from a left-wing economist perspective. While the contribution (or marginal productivity) based theory justifies and perpetuates increasing inequality in the capitalist system, he argues, the effort and sacrifice based theory of justice supports a more equitable and humane reward system. And also, he refutes the misguided notion of economic democracy (which is commonly described as economic freedom and the majority rule) and suggests ‘economic self-management’ as a democratic operational rule. Following such novel conceptions, Hahnel criticizes communist, social democrat, and libertarian socialist regimes as well as the capitalist system in the part II. In all, they have never succeeded to organize its people and resources in an efficient and democratic way. Moreover, the devastating critique of the on-going social democratic system (or the third-way) is that it is doomed since they compromise the cooperative social principle with the greedy market principle. It thus is degenerative rather than progressive in the longer-period since it does not have a vision beyond capitalism.
In the part III, Hahnel articulates how to design the participatory economy. The upshot is that if decisions of production and consumption are carried out by democratically organized worker and consumer councils, the participatory economy is not only efficient, incentive compatible, but also equitable and just. People engaged in self-managed councils have every reason to treat environment wisely rather than abuse it for the profit. The proposed ‘greater-than-50-percent-rule’, furthermore, guarantees less developed countries more gains from trade. The very strength of the model is its incentive-compatibility. Thus it is reasonable to believe that the model, if it is put into place, is stable over time as well as feasible and desirable. In Part IV, reforms and policy issues as an intermediate goal under the capitalist economy are discussed. Arguably, Hahnel puts more emphasis on the wage-led policy rather than the investment-promoting policy. The underlying idea is that the investment-led growth policy has an inherent deficiency that accumulated capital is not necessarily kept being invested. On the other hand, the wage-led aggregate demand policy not only increases workers’ income, but also induces the expansion of investment and reduces unemployment since the increased wage income generates profitable sales opportunities.
In fact such a theoretically designed model of equitable cooperation can be found in the reality in varying forms and degrees. Just mention some, local currency movements, worker takeovers (Argentina), the Mondragón cooperative network (Spain), consumer and producer cooperatives, participatory budgeting in Kerala (India) and Port Alegre (Brazil). Hahnel argues in the last part of the book that those movements should be discussed and practiced in a broader range in order to transform the current capitalist system eventually.
Tae-Hee Jo
Department of Economics
University of Missouri-Kansas City
MO 64110, U.S.A.


Heterodox Web Sites

Thomas Palley's New Website

Hope all is well. I've just started up a new activity "Economics of Democratic & Open Societies." It's a progressive economics education and policy site situated at
Teachers and students might find it interesting, and I would very much appreciate it if you could share this information with your e-network.
Tom Palley
Economics of Democratic and Open Societies


For Your Information

Contribution to Earthquake Victims
Dear All,
Many of you have asked for ways to contribute to the relief efforts for earthquake victims here in Northern Pakistan. Please find attached a letter from SDPI's executive director. We have set up an account for relief and rehabilitation (account details in the letter). The donations received on that account are used in coordination with reputable pakistani organisations to help the victims of the earthquake. apart from sdpi's own efforts, many international and bilateral organisations are involved, such as medicins sans frontiers, the international redcross&red crescent etc.. You might want to check their websites for their bank account details. Thank you very much for your support!
Warm Regards

Karin Astrid Siegmann
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
PO Box 2342
Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: +92-51-2278 134 ext. 208
Fax: +92-51-2278 135

Contribution to Earthquake Victims- 2
Dear Friends

We, at SDPI, have received many inquiries and offers of money from friends across the globe. Everyone wants to donate money but wants to ensure that the donations reach organizations that are reliable and will actually help those affected.
SDPI has opened a special bank account at ABN-Amro Bank, Islamabad, for relief and rehabilitation work for the earthquake affected people and areas. The bank account number for the Pak Rupee account is: For US dollar account the number is: ABN AMRO Bank New York (SWIFT Address ABNAUS33) for account of ABN AMRO Bank Karachi (SWIFT Address ABNAPKKA) and further to ABN Amro Islamabad branch (SWIFT ABNAPKKAAISB). Please check this info on the SDPI website ( October 12 onwards.
We are working together with reputable organizations that have come together under the banner of the Joint Action Committee, Pakistan for relief efforts. Individuals as well as organizations are members. Different committees have been formed so help may reach the affected areas in a systematic manner and efforts may not be duplicated.
Some of the leading organizations include SUNGI, The Network for Consumer Rights, Pattan Development Organization, Rozan, Action Aid, and Aurat Foundation. We are pooling resources and based on field assessments organizing the supply of material aid for the present, and reconstruction efforts later.
Pls note that the donations will go directly to the people affected and will not go into salaries or administrative overheads. Every penny will be accounted for.
We are also going to establish a website that would provide the latest update on what is happening where, the intervention required and what is being done by the partners. Financial info will also be posted on the web for purposes of transparency. We will send you the address ASAP. Please feel free to send the website address to other institutions and organizations interested in coordinating efforts with local NGOs.
SDPI is also developing a systematic method of documentation and needs assessment so that livelihood strategies may be devised for the next 2-3 years. If you have suggestions to share, please feel free to do so. We would really appreciate it.
Saba Gul Khattak
Executive Director

Fulbright at Universidad del Norte at Barranquilla for a Heterodox Economist

Dear All,

The Department of Economics of the Universidad del Norte at Barranquilla (Colombia) is interested in bringin down here a scholar interested in offering some lectures for one week for the third week of August 2006. I am working part time with this Department.

The purpose is to give lectures to the public and students regarding topics such as institutions, development and globalization and its impacts on developing nations.

The candidate will be financed by the Fulbright comission and my university with tickets, hotels, and some stipend.The professor interested should be able to speak and understand Spanish and to have a good record as a scholar with publications. I also think the candidate has to be an American citizen. This is a chance to bring here a heterodox economist to talk to the public and students with different views compared with the mainstream that is the official doctrine at the government level. People here are eager to discuss issues such as Free Trade agreements and to find alternatives to the orthodox development policies.

If you want to know more about the university you can visit

Best wishes,