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Issue-19, November 15, 2005

From the Editor

I have just returned from the 2006 EAEPE Conference that was in Bremen, Germany. There were 250 participants which meant that all the sessions were quite full—in fact for one session I attended on the history of economic thought I almost had to sit in the hallway because the room was so full. Everybody reported that each session had interesting papers and interesting discussion. Of the sessions I attended I found four papers that were quite interesting: one was by Dr. Uta-Maria Niederle on “Institutions as Determinants of Preference Change—A One Way Relation” (her e-mail address is if you want a copy of it); a second one was by Dr. Plamen Tchipev on “Is Scarcity an Economic Concept? An Attempt for an Institutional Analysis” (his e-mail address is if you want a copy of it); the third one was by Dr. Oliver Kessler on “Risk, Contingency, and Crisis” in which he presents a very interesting discussion of radical uncertainty (his e-mail address is if you want a copy of it); and the fourth paper was by Jochen Hartwig on “On Misusing National Accounts Data for Governance Purposes” (his e-mail address is if you want a copy of it). Finally, there was the conference dinner in which there was such carrying on that I and many others did not leave until past midnight. Next year the EAEPE Conference will be in Istanbul. It should prove again to be a very exciting heterodox economics conference not to mention access to great Turkish food.


At this year’s ASSA meetings in Boston, ICAPE (the International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics) will once again sponsor a cooperative booth to display materials from the broad array of organizations currently affiliated with ICAPE. 


As always, the booth will be staffed by volunteers from the heterodox economics community.  If you are coming to Boston and would like to participate in this collaborative effort, please look at the schedule below and let Rob Garnett ( know which time slot(s) you would like to cover.


Let him know, too, if your organization would like to display materials at the ICAPE booth (informational pamphlets, calls for papers, sample journals, and so on).  Booth space is available to ICAPE affiliates only.  If your group is not yet affiliated with ICAPE but would like to display materials, or if you would like more information about the goals and activities of ICAPE, he will be happy to answer any questions you may have. 


Please consider investing a couple of hours in this important display of support for a more pluralistic economics.  (ICAPE_Volunteer.doc)

Fred Lee


In this issue:

- Call for Papers

          - Association for Heterodox Economics 8th Annual Conference 2006
          - 10th International Conference of ISSEI
          - The Italian Association for the History of Political Economy STOREP
          - Economic Globalization and Modern Marxist Economics

Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

           - Heterodox Pedagogy Workshop

- Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

           - The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
           - Saint Peter’s College
           - University of Nevada
           - Levy Economics Institute, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
           - Queens College, City University of New York Flushing, NY
           - Policy Analyst, State Fiscal Project
           - Marymount Manhattan College
           - University of Redlands Department of Economics
           - Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York
           - University of Florida
           - The Keystone Research Center (KRC)

- Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles

           - European Economic Policy
           - Toward a Sustainable Chemical Industry: Options for France

- Heterodox Journals and Newsletters

           - Economic Sociology - The European Electronic Newsletter
           - The Talking Economics Bulletin
           - Earthscan's November E-Newsletter

- Heterodox Books and Book Series      

           - The New World of Work: Labour Markets in Contemporary Ireland
           - The New Press

- For Your Information

           - Environmental Policy Update #1: Gas Prices and Energy Supplies



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:

10th International Conference of ISSEI
International Society of the Study of European Ideas, at University of Malta, 24-29 July, 2006 and in particular for the workshop:
Ethical Values, Education and Development in Eastern Europe

The Italian Association for the History of Political Economy STOREP

announces its III Annual Conference:

Lecce, 1-3 June 2006

Opening Plenary Session: “Keynesian Policies on Welfare: past and present”

The conference will also host free sessions. Original proposals on all aspects of history of economics are welcome. Researchers wishing to
present a paper are invited to submit an abstract to the Scientific Committee for approval.
The complete call for paper, schedule and information are available at the web address:

Economic Globalization and Modern Marxist Economics

The First Conference of the International Association for Political Economy

“Economic Globalization and Modern Marxist Economics”?? the first conference of the International Association for Political Economy, will be held under auspices of the International Association for Political Economy (which was authorized by Hong Kong government of China in the year of 2004) and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
1. The topic of the conference. Besides the subject “Economic Globalization and Modern Marxism Economics”, there will also be discussions about the future organization, the association directors and plans of academic research of the International Association for Political Economy.

2. The schedule of the conference. Participants should arrive on April 1st,
2006 (Saturday) and the conference will last from April 2st to April 3nd, after which the participants will be shown around Shanghai and cities nearby.

3. The conference venue. The conference will be held in Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in No.777 Guoding Road, Shanghai (PC: 200433) and in the hotel.

4. The conference expense.

?1?Please pay 300 dollars on arrival, which is for food and drinks, the publication of the papers, the office supplies of the conference, and the cost of meeting and seeing-off at the airport.

?2?Hotel accommodation, air tickets, and the tour of Shanghai and cities nearby will be paid by the participants themselves. You can choose among the following single-rooms: 200 dollars per day (the high-class), 150 dollars per day (the high-and-middle class), 100 dollars per day ( the middle-class), and 50 dollars per day (the common one).

5. Application matters. Please apply by email before January 10th,2006.?Cards postmarked not later than that day will be accepted?. The formal invitation will be sent by January 20th,2006. Please email to both of the following email addresses: (The recipient is Ding Xiaoqin), and recipient is Zhu Kui). Please send us your curriculum vitae including information of your name, the profession, the title, any social jobs, telephone number, E-mail address, published papers and any other necessary information in the email.

6. The submission of the papers. Except for emergency (must be explained in advance), generally, the papers (the electronic edition, in Chinese or
English) should be submitted by email before the deadline for the application. The judging committee will choose among them and send the invitations.
All the Marxist economists around the world are welcome to the conference, especially those who are in charge of any economics association of Marxist Economics, so that we can cooperate with each other to discuss the organization and activities of the International Association for Political Economy, and also we can improve the exchange among the economists and associations, and strengthen the influence of Marxist Economics in other countries and even over the whole world.


Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

Heterodox Pedagogy Workshop

The January 5, 2006 URPE/IAFFE/AFEE Sponsored Pedagogy workshop is now about 8 weeks away. Below is additional information about each session prepared by the Workshop team.

For detailed information: Pedagogy Workshop.doc


Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma

A1 General Economics

The Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2006. Successful candidates must have a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level as well as serious interest in quality research and scholarship. Ph.D. is required by August 2006. This position will expand the department to six full-time faculty members. The department’s primary responsibilities are in the College of Arts and Sciences with commitments to the College of Business Administration’s M.B.A. program. All fields of specialization will be considered but preference will be given to candidates with interest in one or more of the following: political economy, race or gender studies, heterodox economics, economic history, labor, law and economics. Review of applicants will begin on November 15, 2005, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, brief statement of teaching experience and summaries of teaching evaluations, and 3 letters of reference. Please send all materials as hard copy to Prof Bobbie L. Horn, Search Committee Chair, Department of Economics, The University of Tulsa, 600 South College Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74104-3189. The University of Tulsa is an EEO/AA employer.

My Econ Dept here at the University of Tulsa is hiring at the assistant prof. level, tenure track. We are looking for a heterodox economist who can really teach and who has promise as a researcher. Tulsa has a decent metropolitan job market for spousal job opportunities and is an extremely beautiful city located in the "Green Country" of Oklahoma--right on the edge of the heavily forested hills that roll on into Arkansas. The University here has tolerated me for twelve years and would provide a fine place for a young heterodox economist to work. The J.O.E. listing is attached. Please share it with heterodox folks by putting it in your next newsletter and by sharing it with promising grad students.
Thank you
Bill Dugger

Saint Peter’s College

The Department of Economics at Saint Peter’s College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level starting in Fall 2006. We seek a scholar and teacher of economic development and international trade. The successful candidate will also teach statistics. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a recent research paper, three letters of recommendation and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Email applications are not accepted. Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2006. Saint Peter’s College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. CONTACT: Chair, Hiring Committee, Department of Economics, Saint Peter’s College, 2641 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 0730

University of Nevada
The Department of Economics at University of Nevada has an opening for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level. The primary field is public finance. Regional economics is listed as a secondary field.

Please see our advertisement in the October JOE.
The closing date is December 1, 2005.
The search coordinator can be reached at

Levy Economics Institute, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

C1 Econometric and Statistical Methods
D3 Distribution

We invite applications for our program on the distribution of income and wealth. The scholar will collaborate with a team of economists on
updating and extending the Levy Institute Measure of Economic Well-Being (see ) and developing analyses of well-being using the measure and its components. A wide
variety of research interests can be complementary to the project. Subject to approval, the Institute is launching a Ph.D. program in
economics by Fall 2007. We are, therefore, especially interested in candidates who are able to contribute to the Ph.D. program. The
successful candidate will have solid quantitative skills (including familiarity with analyzing survey data using SAS or Stata) and strong
interest in policy issues. Special consideration will be given to applicants with a background in applied econometrics and are competent to teach graduate-level econometrics. A completed Ph.D. is required, but candidates expecting the degree in the immediate future will also be
considered. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Send letter of interest, current c.v., references, and sample papers. An equal
opportunity-affirmative action employer. CONTACT: Deborah Treadway, Levy Economics Institute, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504.

Queens College, City University of New York Flushing, NY

D2 Production and Organizations
D8 Information, Knowledge & Uncertainty
I1 Health
L2 Firm Objectives, Organization & Behavior

The Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level starting on or about September 1, 2006. The department seeks individuals with research interests in one or more of the above fields, especially those with overlapping interests in finance and applied econometrics. In addition to offering a BA degree in economics, the department sponsors an undergraduate program in business administration leading to a BBA degree. Course responsibilities include introductory and intermediate courses in economic theory and applications, and elective courses that complement the candidate's research interests. The department nurtures an atmosphere of collegiality and cooperation in all matters related to undergraduate teaching at an institution with a strong tradition
in the liberal arts. The ability to communicate well with undergraduate students and colleagues is required. Appointment to the Doctoral Faculty at the Graduate Center of CUNY is open to professors at all ranks, upon review of publication record. Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. at the time of appointment. To be considered for an interview at the 2006 AEA/ASSA meetings, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, teaching evaluations, graduate transcripts, research papers(s), and three current confidential letters of recommendation from people named in your CV. An equal opportunity employer. CONTACT: Harvey Gram, Chair; Search Committee; Department of Economics; Queens College; Flushing, NY 11367-1597.

Policy Analyst, State Fiscal Project

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities , a non-profit organization that conducts research and analysis on a range of public policy issues with special emphasis on issues affecting low-income Americans, seeks an analyst to specialize in state budget and
tax policy issues.

State governments are emerging from their most severe fiscal crisis in decades and confronting an increasing array of budgetary challenges. As part of the Center's State Fiscal Project, the Policy Analyst will have the opportunity to shape how policymakers respond to those challenges, through a mix of research, writing, direct technical assistance to policymakers and training and strategic advice to state-level nonprofit organizations.

Areas of work may include the adequacy of state and local revenue systems, impacts of state budget policies and trends on low- andmoderate-income families, low-income tax relief, tax expenditures and budget process, and/or the interactions of federal and state fiscal policies. The individual would be expected to bring some substantive expertise to the position and to develop additional areas of expertise in the course of working at the Center.

In addition to research and writing, the position involves public speaking and pro-active, collaborative efforts to affect policies within and among states. Among other responsibilities, the individual will act as a technical advisor to members of the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative, a network of research and public education organizations in some 32 states that analyze and work proactively to affect state budget and tax policies, particularly as they impact low-income populations. Some travel will be required.

Candidates should have:
*Experience analyzing fiscal issues at the state or federal level as legislative staff, executive-branch staff, and/or independent
researcher or advocate;
*a relevant graduate degree;
*excellent quantitative, analytic, and communication skills;
*demonstrated skill/experience in affecting public policy debates and
*a commitment to issues affecting low- and moderate-income families; and
*an ability to consider complex budget and tax issues and explain those issues for broader audiences.

Commensurate with experience, excellent benefits, including two health insurance options, life and long term disability insurance, retirement, flexible spending accounts and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to:
Policy Analyst/State Fiscal Project
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
820 First Street, NE - Suite 510
Washington, D.C. 20002
(Information may also be sent via e-mail to

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Center is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, takes affirmative action to insure that discrimination does not occur on the
basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status,sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.

Marymount Manhattan College

Assistant Professor/Instructor of International Studies

Header: The Department of International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College invites applications for a tenure track faculty position beginning Fall 2006, pending budget approval.

Department/Division: Department of International Studies /Division of Social Sciences
Title: Assistant Professor/Instructor of International Studies: Latin America
Description: A social scientist with specialty in Latin American studies.

Requirements: Candidates must have field experience and teaching expertise in Latin America and must show a commitment to an interdisciplinary approach. Candidates should also demonstrate substantive interest in one or more of the following areas:
international political economy, economic geography, human rights,
migration, refugees, urban issues, foreign policy. Ph.D. preferred,
ABD considered, in one of the following disciplines: Economics, Geography, History.

Application Materials: Please submit letter, vita, sample of current scholarship and three reference letters to the Chair of the Search Committee.
Search Chair: Radhika Balakrishnan, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee, Marymount Manhattan College, 221 East 71st St., New York, NY 10021
Submission Deadline: Review of applications begins January 2, 2006.
Footer: In conjunction with teaching responsibilities, full-time faculty members are expected to participate in divisional and college meetings, advise students, engage in scholarly/creative activities, and participate in curriculum development and other service to the college.
MMC faculty must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching within a liberal arts environment.
Marymount Manhattan College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posting Date: Nov 11, 2005
Status: Active, until further notice.

University of Redlands Department of Economics

New position:
F0: International Economics
E0: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
O1: Economic Development
O5: Economywide Country Studies
G0: Financial Economics

The University of Redlands invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in the Department of Economics, beginning September 2006.
Rank open. A completed field in international economics or open-economy macroeconomics is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a secondary field (if applicable) in other areas of macroeconomics. In addition, an active interest and ability to teach in one or more of the following fields: statistics, development (particularly with emphasis on Africa, Asia or Latin America), or financial economics are required. An appreciation of the liberal arts perspective is expected and an understanding of heterodox economic theory (or approaches) is welcomed. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. in economics by the time of appointment.
Send application letter, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching competency, sample of written work, official graduate school transcripts, and three letters of reference to Professor Roberto Pedace, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Economics, P.O.Box 3080, Redlands, CA 92373-0999. Queries may be directed to Please send materials through the mail. E-mail attachments will not be accepted.

Candidates seeking interviews at the January 2006 ASSA/AEA meeting should submit credentials by December 1, 2005. Position open until filled. The University of Redlands is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York

E0 Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
R0 Urban and Regional Economics
B0 Political Economy and Methodology
B5 Heterodox Economics
J1 Gender Studies
G0 Financial Economics

The Department of Economics is seeking applicants for one, possibly two, two-year leave replacement positions (with the possibility of renewal) at the Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) or Instructor (ABD) level. Fields include macroeconomics and financial economics with general preparation in at least one heterodox approach in political economy. Teaching load is five courses per year on a nine month, semester calendar. Position could include responsibility for one or two financial economics courses per year, one section of the intermediate macroeconomic theory course, one section of a core course in political economy (comparative theory and methodology), and one other course which could be in the Colleges’ interdisciplinary programs or an other departmental offering as needed. We will begin contacting candidates for interviews as soon as possible. Interviews will be conducted at the Allied Social Sciences Association meetings.
Hobart (a men’s college) and William Smith (a women’s college) are liberal arts colleges of approx. 1800 students in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The colleges are strongly committed to interdisciplinary programs, to global studies and off-campus programs, and to gender studies. Experience with and/or interest in working in a multicultural environment are highly desirable. The faculty is an active intellectual community reaching across disciplinary lines to do significant teaching and research. Both the colleges and the city of Geneva are diverse communities.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. Candidates should send a letter of application, c.v., and evidence of teaching experience, and arrange to have three recommendations sent to William Waller, Chair, Department of Economics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY 14456.

University of Florida

Title: Assistant Professor
International Development Economist (Latin America/Caribbean Emphasis)
Food & Resource Economics - and -
Center for Latin American Studies

BOX 110240

GAINESVILLE, FL 32611-0240
Position Open To: Formal review of applications will begin on December 1, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a 12-month, tenure-accruing Assistant Professor position. It is a joint appointment between the Food and Resource Economics Department (FRED), College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Florida, and the UF Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). 60% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment
Station) 40% teaching (College of Agricultural & Life Sciences and the Center for Latin American Studies). This assignment may change in accordance with the future needs of the department and/or center. Tenure will accrue in the Food and Resource Economics Department, although the candidate will be evaluated jointly by the Chair of FRED and the Director of the CLAS. The position will be housed in the Food and Resource Economics Department. Duties will include teaching Ph.D.-level courses in Development Theory, Latin American Agricultural Development, and specialized seminars on Latin American and/or Caribbean development issues, and conducting research on issues complementary to the teaching program. Some undergraduate teaching is possible. The faculty member will actively participate in graduate education by chairing graduate committees, serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, and publishing results with graduate students.
Implementation of the Affirmative Action program of the University of Florida is required.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics or a closely related field is required. Fluency in English is required, with fluency/proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese highly desirable. Ability to teach graduate courses in Applied Econometrics and/or Mathematical Statistics is also desirable. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, good professional relationships skills, and either a history or promise of being able to secure extramural funding. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS's core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The University of Florida is a Land-Grant and Sea Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, with an enrollment of 50,000 students. The University of Florida is a member of The Association of American Universities. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, and the College of Veterinary Medicine, and encompasses 15 academic departments and the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, 9 interdisciplinary centers, 13 research and educational centers throughout the state, and Cooperative Extension units in each of Florida's 67 counties and the Seminole Tribe. The School of Natural Resources and Environment is an interdisciplinary unit housed in IFAS but managed by several colleges on campus. IFAS employs over 3400 people, which includes approximately 950 faculty and 2450 support personnel located in Gainesville and throughout the state. The Food and Resource Economics Department (FRED) has 32 faculty members and 25 support staff positions in Gainesville, and nine faculty members and support staff spread across 7 research and extension centers throughout the state. FRED faculty teach a wide variety of courses, from agribusiness marketing, to natural resource/environmental economics, to welfare economics and trade theory. FRED averages ~ 400 undergraduate majors/year, and 80-90 M.S., Ph.D. and Master of Agribusiness students. Research and Extension efforts reflect both the needs of the State and the mission of the Agricultural Economics profession. The Center for Latin American Studies is a stand-alone, cross-campus unit, whose Director reports to the Provost. The Center has a core faculty and professional staff of 11, seven joint appointments, and over 150 affiliate faculty in 47 departments. The Center administers an interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate certificate program and offers an M.A. in Latin American Studies. Its signature research and training programs are in Tropical Conservation and Development, Latin American Business Environment, and Religion in the
Americas. The Center has been a Title VI National Resource Center of
the US Department of Education since 1963.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested persons are requested to submit the following
items: (1) a letter of application including a description of your experience and qualifications related to this position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) official transcripts of academic work; (4) evidence of any teaching experience; (5) a writing sample; and (6) the names and contact information for three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation. All materials including letters should be sent directly to the address listed below. Nomination of candidates is encouraged. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Dr. Jeffrey Burkhardt
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Food & Resource Economics Dept.
University of Florida
Box 110240
Gainesville, FL 32611-0240
Phone: 352-392-1826 ext. 314
FAX: 352-846-0988

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access employer. The "government in the sunshine" laws of Florida require that all documents relating to the search process, including letters of application/nomination and reference, except transcripts, be available for public inspection. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

The Keystone Research Center (KRC)

Progressive Economist/Policy Analyst - The Keystone Research Center (KRC)  seeks two economist/policy analysts to conduct and direct research projects linked with promotion of innovative approaches to expanding economic opportunity. Salary and managerial responsibilities will vary with qualifications. KRC connections to state government and national research networks make these positions a chance to “make a difference” as well as a step on a career ladder that could lead to positions in the Washington D.C.-area. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in economics or a related field.

Candidates should have expertise in economic, tax, budget analysis and/or workforce development and a willingness and ability to learn quickly subjects not already known. Other qualifications include: Excellent writing, analytical, and quantitative skills. Ability to communicate technical details to lay audiences and the news media. Ability to initiate projects and balance multiple projects at once. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. And a commitment to social justice and economic equity.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should submit resume to Interviews will be conducted at the ASSA meetings in Boston, January 6-8, 2006.


Heterodox Conference Papers and Reports and Articles

European Economic Policy

This message is addressed to those of you with an interest in European economic policy. As we do every year, the Euromemorandum Group (European Economists for an Alternative Economic Policy) have prepared a memorandum which combines a critique of current EU policies with our proposals for effective alternatives. Features of this year's memorandum are a discussion of economic policy after the collapse of the EU Constitution and the presentation of an integrated development strategy which includes the economic, social, and ecological dimensions and requires a far reaching democratization of procedures and institutions in the EU.

We are anxious to obtain expressions of support from economists critical of the present regressive and depressive strategies. If you are in broad agreement with our memorandum, please sign the declaration of support and send it to Professor Huffschmid ( ) or Diana Wehlau ( ) at Bremen University.
With thanks,
John Grahl

For detailed information: Euromemorandum_2005_Final_Version.doc and Declaration of support.doc

 Toward a Sustainable Chemical Industry: Options for France

The chemical industry is a success in global markets, a source of countless useful products -- and the cause of significant damages to human health and the environment. Can the industry afford to clean up its act, to move toward safer alternatives and sustainable production practices?

In a new report, GDAE researchers Frank Ackerman and Rachel Massey analyze the prospects for the French chemical industry. Their findings include:
The industry is a success in economic terms, but gives rise to a disturbing number of accidents and occupational cancers.
Four case studies highlight dangerous chemical products made in France, for which safer alternatives are readily available.
Industry can easily afford the costs of REACH, the proposed European chemicals regulation.
Concerns about impacts on small and medium enterprises are often overstated.
Industry proposals to set regulatory priorities via risk analysis would lead only to confusion and delays, not to real improvement.
The report, "French Industry and Sustainable Chemistry," written at the request of Greenpeace France, has been presented at the National Assembly in Paris, at the European Parliament in Brussels, and in a labor forum sponsored by CGT, the French union federation, in Lyon. It can be downloaded in English or in French:


Heterodox Journals and Newsletters

Economic Sociology - The European Electronic Newsletter

Current Issue:
Vol. 7, No. 1 - October 2005

After six volumes, the newsletter is changing its familiar but by now outdated layout. Christel Schommertz of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, which also hosts the newsletter, has done an excellent job developing the new design.

The current - somewhat lengthy - issue and the next one will be devoted to historical perspectives in economic sociology. To begin with, Johan Heilbron provides a historical account of financial markets, which shows that stock markets have never been perfect, free markets. Instead, they are political constructs whose emergence would have been infeasible without the government’s own continuous involvement.

In David Chiavacci’s contribution about the emergence of the modern travel market in Japan, a number of core debates in economic sociology, about the role of institutions, social networks and culture in producing economic change, surface. In fact, the travel market bloomed due to a conception of religion which was not opposed to material life and which allowed pilgrimage to gradually transform into tourism.

In two other contributions, Gertraude Mikl-Horke and Leonard Seabrooke present thinkers that have so far not been ‘canonized’ in economic sociology, in spite of their important contributions to debates of their own days, and their relevance for contemporary discussions. Mikl-Horke shows how the Austrian sociologist Rudolf Goldscheid analyses the values and interests that underlie economy action and that stand in the way of a ‘human economy.’ Goldscheids thinking shows strong familiarities with the moral economy of the early twentieth century political scientist John Hobson. As Seabrooke shows, this moral economy revolves around ‘improperty’, that is the unfair seizure of assets by others.

Finally, in the interview series Carlo Trigilia of the University of Florence argues that economic sociologists should be more keen on influencing policy. Alex Preda of the University of Edinburgh recommends readers recent literature in economic sociology.

In the next issue historical themes will be continued, among others with a contribution by Bruce Carruthers of Northwestern University. Submissions for the issue afterwards, which will be about globalization, are welcome. So are reviews of recent books in economic sociology.

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1) Uncollateralised Investment - Talking Economics Monthly Nov 05, Editorial

Drawing attention to the significance of uncollateralised investment for new enterprise may not resonate with popular appeal, but , as the items in this month’s issue show, it constitutes more than just a positive attitude to initiative; it is fundamentally distinctive as an approach, drawing out new qualities that belong to the future, much as asset-debt invokes the stagnancy of the past.

How is one to capitalise one’s initiative without debt encumbrance, without asset collateral and without giving one’s idea away? Chris Cook has a radical yet highly practical approach, which he describes as ‘Open Capital’, his article ‘Assetbased Finance – a Capital Idea’, gives some indication as to why this might constitute a paradigm-shift of Copernican proportion, opening the door to a future based on productive initiatives with social outcomes.

‘The Uplifting Future’ is the title of Christopher Houghton Budd’s column, in which he explores why, far from being a mere technical detail, the capitalisation of initiative (rather than lending against assets) is key to creating an economic dynamic in which the alchemy of relationships works to the good.

Is it more productive to give or to invest? That depends, as Caroline Williams shows in ‘Venturing Capital - The Line Between Philanthropy And Investment.’ While in ‘Individual Stockholder, R.I.P.’, John Bogle outlines the consequences of handing on shareholding responsibility to financial agents.

The prospect of a common world language may be nearer than we think, that is if the process of creating universal accounting standards continues. Christopher Houghton Budd reports on the 2nd Annual Sir Thomas Gresham Docklands Lecture entitled ‘The Future of International Financial Reporting’ and D’Arcy MacKenzie uses Accountant’s Corner to muse on the themes of complexity and simplicity.

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4 Nov, 2 Dec 2005
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Competition and Economic Individualism -Mon 31 Oct, 7- 9 pm
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Gold and Beyond - What Underpins Money? - Mon 12 Dec, 7- 9 pm

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Heterodox Books and Book Series

The New World of Work: Labour Markets in Contemporary Ireland
Edited by Gerry Boucher and Gráinne Collins
Working in Ireland has changed dramatically over the last two decades. In the early 1980s, those fortunate to have employment were likely to have been working in either agriculture or manufacturing and it was expected that the wages received would be adequate for a man (and it was usually a man) to support his family. That has now changed; unemployment has fallen and the new jobs are in the service sector and frequently done by women. Yet there is a dearth of research on the effects these changes have had on individuals and on society more generally. This is surprising, since work fundamentally shapes our lives, defining who we are, how wealthy we are and how much free time we have to spend with our family and friends and in our communities. This book fills this gap in the research.
Chapters in the New World of Work address issues such as how time with families is moulded around the working day; the changing nature of women in the workforce; how work is individualised and solidarity fragmented; the impact of US multinationals on workplace practices; how workers devise strategies to confront managerial authority; how workers reinvent their identity in the new workplaces; and how immigrants are integrated into and excluded from Irish society through work.
The New World of Work makes an important and timely contribution to our understanding of the Irish workplace in the early twenty-first century. €22.95; paperback; September 2005; ISBN 1-904148-81-6

The New Press

The New Press is pleased to announce the publication of two books that take a penetrating look at growing economic inequality and its consequences to American society.
Free exam copies are available upon request for course adoption.

INEQUALITY MATTERS: The Growing Divide in America and its Poisonous Consequences (November, 2005), edited by James Lardner and David A. Smith, is a sweeping new collection of the best and latest research on growing economic inequality in America. The contributors to this book explore the real story the numbers tell us about how America has changed in the last thirty years; dimensions of inequality – education, health, and opportunity; causes of inequality; the erosion of democracy and community; and inequality as a moral and religious problem. In over twenty essays bridging the disciplines of sociology, political economy, labor studies, and journalism – some of the nation’s foremost writers, thinkers, and academics tackle the subject head on. Contributors to INEQUALITY MATTERS include Barbara Ehrenreich, William Greider, Robert Kuttner, Theda Skocpol, and Bill Moyers.

“Deserves to be heeded by everyone who cares what kind of country America is.”

-- Senator Edward M. Kennedy

James Lardner is the founder of and a senior fellow at Demos – a think and action tank in New York City. As a journalist he has written articles for The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Nation, and The New York Times Magazine, amongst other publications. He is the co-author, with Thomas Repetto, of NYPD: A City and Its Police.

David A. Smith is a senior fellow at Demos. He previously served as Director of Public Policy at the AFL-CIO, and as an aide to Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

ECONOMIC APARTHEID IN AMERICA: A Primer on Economic Inequality & Insecurity (October, 2005), edited by Chuck Collins and Felice Yeskel of United for a Fair Economy, explores the causes and manifestations of wealth disparities in the United States. Filled with charts, graphs, and political cartoons, this updated paperback version of ECONOMIC APARTHEID IN AMERICA examines recent changes in income and wealth distribution, as well as the economic policies and shifts in power that have fueled the growing divide.

In broad and accessible language, this book looks at the various consequences of inequality: lagging public health indices, the withdrawal of the Haves from public life, decline in the influence of the Civic sector, the restructuring of work and the breakdown of the social contract. The book reveals how most Americans are shut out of the discussions of the rules governing their economic lives – and counsels us on what we can do to become a part of the conversation.

“A wealth of eye-opening data” -- The Beacon

“This book … cuts to the moral and political heart of global economics”

-- Jim Wallis, author of God’s Politics

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Environmental Policy Update #1: Gas Prices and Energy Supplies
A supplement to the second edition textbook:
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This update can be used in connection with Harris’s environmental text, 1st or 2nd edition. Exam copies of the second edition can also be ordered from the website.
Environmental Policy Update #1: GASOLINE PRICES AND ENERGY SUPPLIES discusses economic causes and policy implications of recent oil and gasoline price increases. Analysis and data are presented on: domestic demand, international demand, price gouging and OPEC, supply restrictions and production costs.
Further follow-up on energy policy including the recent Energy Policy Act of 2005 will be available soon in Environmental Policy Update #2 : FORMULATING EFFECTIVE ENERGY POLICY
The update has references to chapters in the Harris text, but could also be used in conjunction with other texts or as a stand-alone reading for class discussion.

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
● More on “green” national income accounting, including green GDP in China
● New material on the impact of AIDS and declining fertility rates
● Topic boxes on agricultural pollution and organic agriculture
● New data on mineral price trends and energy subsidies
● More on fisheries policies, “Clear Skies” debate, and toxic waste management
● New data and policy developments on global climate change
● Updated data series and new appendices on basic economic theory
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