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Issue-3 November 5, 2004

From the Editor

This Newsletter has a number of important features as well as all the usual material. First of all, I would like to call your attention to the call for nominees for the ICAPE Executive Director. John Harvey is stepping down and a new director is needed. Please consider taking up this very important position. Heterodox economists and their associations need to work together and ICAPE provides the structure for this cooperation. Without ICAPE and the joint/collective efforts it has promoted, the world of heterodox economics would be a sadder and more inhospitable place. There are more details below.

Secondly, this past weekend I attended the European Association for Evolutionary Economics 2004 Conference that took place on Crete. The setting and weather was very nice—warm and sunny and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. There was somewhere between 170 to 200 participants from across Europe. I met lots of old friends and got acquainted with new ones as well. There were lots of different sessions with many interesting papers. I heard a number of interesting papers which really kept me awake as I was suffering from jet lag—I even fell asleep during the presentation of a long time friend Alistair Dow ( whose paper was on “History in Specific Economic Approaches: A Comparison of Scottish Political Economy and the Staples Approach.” However, I did manage to stay awake when Euclid Tsakalotos ( gave his paper on “General Equilibrium, Ethics and History: The Importance of the Social Ethos”. His critical evaluation of general equilibrium theory was excellent—I have often made very critical side remarks on general equilibrium and ethics but Euclid has done a more thorough job on this line criticism than I ever hope to do. Then there were John Finch’s ( paper on “Three Narratives on Industrial Markets as Networks and as Social Systems” and Albert Jolink’s paper on “The Urge to Merge and the American Cotton Oil Company” both of which I found excellent. Finally there were two papers which really made me stay awake. The first was by Julia Taddei ( on “The Evolution of ‘Old Institutionalist Thought’ and its Actual Consequences on Actual Economic Research”. She made some arguments with which I disagreed but this doctoral student from Paris 1 held her way in the ensuing discussion—quite impressive at least to me. The second paper was by Uta-Maria Niederle ( on “Preferences in Social Interaction and Their Influence on Formal Institutions.” A bit more neoclassical than I like but Uta-Maria is dealing with an important issue on the impact of attitudes on changing institutions and she presents her argument very well and handles very well very strange questions from very strange professors such as me. All of the papers are interesting and worth the time of reading them. So if you find any of the papers interesting please e-mail the economists and request copies of their papers. After the conclusion of the conference there was a day trip to Knossos and the Heraclion Museum  which was excellent and relaxing. Dimitris Milonakis and his group of local organizers as well as the Economics Department at the University of Crete did an excellent job of making the conference run smoothly and making sure we all enjoyed ourselves—in fact I believe that they order the warm sunny weather just for the conference. Next year the EAEPE Conference will be in Bremen, Germany where Wolfram Elsner will be the local conference organizer.

At the EAEPE Conference it was announced that in 2005 EAEPE members will receive the 2005 Issues of JOIE (The Journal of Institutional Economics) free of charge!
(The subscription to JOIE for other individuals in 2005 will be 30GBP). In addition, EAEPE offers you the following:
• Access to the ‘membership only’ part of the EAEPE web site:
• A voice at the annual conference ( next conference: Bremen, Germany in 2005)
• The possibility to promote your research area with access to the EAEPE research area seminars and web site forums
• The EAEPE Newsletter twice a year
• A reduced price for the EAEPE volumes published in collaboration with Edward Elgar Publishing
• A reduced subscription rate to journals as the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Industrial and Corporate Change, International review of Applied Economics, Review of International Political Economy and the Review of Political Economy
• The possibility to publish a special theme volume in the EAEPE series of Edward Elgar Publishing
Attached is the EAEPE membership form—EAEPE in 2005 will be a very good year for its members.

Finally, there are a number of new conferences, the AHE workshop on methodology for heterodox economists, and other new material in the Newsletter for heterodox economists to look at.

Fred Lee


In this issue:

- Call for Nominees

- Call for Papers

- Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

- Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

- Heterodox Journals and Newsletters

- New Heterodox Books and Book Series

- Heterodox  Associations

- Heterodox Web Sites

- Queries from Heterodox Economists

Call for Nominees

 ICAPE Executive Director

I am coming to the end of my sixth year as Executive Director of ICAPE, and though I have thoroughly enjoyed my tenure I think that it is time to allow others to inject their ideas and enthusiasm into the cause of pluralism (the fact that I am about to take over as chair of my department also played a role in my decision). Applicants need not feel bound to express ideas and interests along the lines ICAPE has traditionally followed. Suggestions of new and creative directions for the group are welcome. 

The new Executive Director will be selected at the January 2005, Board of Directors Meeting in Philadelphia (during the ASSA meetings). If you are interested then please forward to me (email is acceptable: any materials you deem appropriate and I will distribute them (you may include, for example, a vita, letters of recommendation, philosophical statements, plans, etc.). To learn more about ICAPE, please see our web page: The Executive Director is assisted by a Secretary and three Regional Associate Directors (each serving at the pleasure of the Executive Director). In addition, the Executive Director has traditionally had the following duties: 

• coordination of a booth at the ASSA meetings

• maintenance of a web presence

• maintenance of a bulletin board

• writing of an annual newsletter

• preparation of an online and print summary of ICAPE associates’ ASSA conference programs

• collection of dues and maintenance of a budgetary records

• maintenance of ICAPE’s legal status

• coordination of triennial conference

• calling and chairing board meetings 

The above are only means to an end–the new Executive Director may add or subtract as she sees fit. ICAPE may also request evidence that the nominee or her employer will offer financial support (to cover the Executive Director’s travel and modest printing and mailing costs). 

The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2004. 


John T. Harvey

ICAPE Executive Director and Professor of Economics

Department of Economics

Box 298510

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX 76109



Call for Papers

Conference on Radical Economics in the 20th Century:  Radical Economics and the Labor Movement

Date: 15 - 17 September 2005

Place: Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology
adjacent to University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, United States

2005 will be the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Industrial Workers of the World, the most radical union in North America. To commemorate the anniversary, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is hosting a conference on radical economics. The Conference theme is the role of radical economics in the labor movement in the United States and around the world. Radical economics includes but is not restricted to anarchism, Marxism, syndicalism, radical Institutionalism, left-wing Keynesianism, and plain old-fashion radical economics. Proposals on any aspect of the theme are invited. Possible topics include:

1. the role of radical economics in the education of workers such as radical
economics in labor newspapers, the teaching of radical economics in labor schools, party schools, and colleagues and universities, in labor education programs, and in labor history courses.

2. the role of radical economics in trade union publications, such as the role of
radical economics in IWW publications on the general strike or the machine and unemployment.

3. the role of radical economics in trade union strike, bargaining, and organizing activities.

4. radical economics and the new society or the economics in radical utopian literature.

5. radical economics, syndicalism, Guild Socialism, and the IWW.

6. past and present development of radical economic theory.

7. recent developments in radical economics and their relevance to the radical labor movement and to rank-and-filers.

8. radical economics and the radical labor and radical student movements in the 20th Century.
A selection of conference papers will be published in an edited volume in the Michigan University Press book series “Advances in Heterodox Economics”.

Abstracts of the papers (around 250 words) on any of the above suggested topics or on any topic dealing with radical economics and the labor movement in the 20th Century may be sent either electronically or by post to both:

Fred Lee
Department of Economics
211 Haag Hall
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64110
United States

Jon Bekken
Communication Program
Albright College
13th and Bern Streets
P.O. Box 15234
Reading, Penna. 19612-5234
United States

Deadline for Submission: December 10, 2004
(98th anniversary of the first sit-down strike in the US called by the IWW at General Electric in Schenectady, New York)

Notification: January 11, 2005
(93rd anniversary of the IWW Bread & Roses strike in Lawrence, Mass.)

Conference fee: $140.00 (includes lunches, tea/coffee/juice, and conference dinner)
$ 70.00 for IWW members (includes lunches, tea/coffee/juice, and
conference dinner)
$ 50.00 for graduate students (includes lunches and

Conference is supported by the Union for Radical Political Economics

About the Conference Organizers:

Fred Lee
In addition to being a Professor of Economics at UMKC and a member of many heterodox economic associations, including the Union for Radical Political Economics and Conference for Socialist Economists, he is a long-standing member of the IWW, was instrumental in retrieving Joe Hill’s ashes from the National Archives in 1988, helped revive the IWW UK section while teaching in England in the 1990s, and is currently a member of the Kansas City General Membership Branch.

Jon Bekken
In addition to being an Associate Professor in Communications at Albright College, he is a long-standing member of the IWW, has been the Union’s general secretary-treasurer, and is currently the editor of the Industrial Worker, the official newspaper of the IWW.

Association for Heterodox Economics 7th Annual Conference

Call for Papers 

Pluralism in Economics 

15 – 17 July, 2005

City University, London, UK

 The raison d'être of the AHE is the belief that institutions of the discipline of economics systematically discriminate against those economists working in non-mainstream modes: those writing from a heterodox standpoint or active in minority areas. For this reason we argue for pluralism in economics, in opposition to the dead hand of the currently hegemonic neoclassical mainstream. 

 The Seventh Annual Conference will continue this tradition and build on the success of the previous conferences, held at various locations in the British Isles, including London, Dublin, Leeds and Nottingham. Papers from a plurality of perspectives and topic areas are encouraged. These conferences provide a forum for advancing new ideas on how to take heterodox political economy forward in theoretical and policy debates, and demonstrate the continuing relevance of heterodox political economy to those within and without modern economics.

 In particular, we encourage the submission of abstracts of papers, or proposals for a session or stream of sessions, which  

    examine issues or deploy approaches neglected by the current orthodoxy;

  develop the critique of the neoclassical orthodoxy, or even – since we advocate pluralism – proposea defence of neoclassicism against heterodox critics;

    assess the contribution of one or more heterodox approaches towards opening up economics;

  open up a dialogue between economics and related social sciences by going beyond the traditional, narrow academic boundaries that define social science disciplines today; or

    make a contribution to the scholarship of teaching and learning in economics from a heterodox or pluralist perspective. 

 The AHE proposes to publish a selection of the best papers presented at the conference in a special volume of the book series Advances in Heterodox Economics, edited by Professor Frederic S. Lee.

 Deadline for submission:

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, “Pluralism in Economics”.  

For single papers, please send an abstract of up to 500 words by email only to the local organiser, Andy Denis (, AND the AHE coordinator, Andrew Mearman (,by 28 January 2005. Text, HTML, Word and PDF format email attachments are acceptable.  

For proposals for sessions and streams, please e-mail Andy Denis and Andrew Mearman. Please indicate exactly what you are proposing, give the names and email addresses of the proposed speakers, and attach the abstracts (not more than 500 words each) for their papers. 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 meetings, or keep up-to-date with the 2004 conference and other AHE activities please visit:

The Third Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference

The Third Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference will be held at the University of New South Wales, 13 and 14 December 2004.
If you would like to present a paper, please send title and abstract to Peter Kriesler (, by Monday 22 November.
Conference website:

Paper Sessions for The Third Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference

On December 13-14 2004, the Australian and New Zealand Chapter of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) is sponsoring a plenary and several paper sessions at the third conference of the Australian Society for Heterodox Economics. The conference will be held at the University of New South Wales, in Randwick, Sydney.

We warmly encourage you to submit a paper and/or attend the conference.
Both economists and non-economists are invited to participatewe welcome all social scientists interested in feminist economics.

We are planning a stimulating plenary, several paper sessions, and a poster session for emerging scholars. You will find the call for papers attached.

We will distribute further information closer to the time. In the meantime, contact the organizers if you have any questions.

The organisers,

Christina Ho, University of Technology Sydney, (02) 9514 1946, international xx61 2 9514 1946

Gabrielle Meagher, University of Sydney,, (02) 9351 6610, international xx61 2 9351 6610

Ingrid Schraner, University of Western Sydney,, 0405 357 236, international xx61 405 357 236

Rhonda Sharp, University of South Australia, 0408845041, international xx61 408845041

Dr Ingrid Schraner AAIBF (Snr)
Lecturer, School of Economics and Finance Course Coordinator, Centre for Applied Finance Room LZG08, Parramatta North Campus University of Western Sydney Locked Bag 1797 PENRITH SOUTH DC NSW 1797 Australia
phone 61 - (0)2 - 9685 9995
fax 61 - (0)2 - 9685 9941
mobile 0 405 357 236

For detailed information: SHE_IAFFE_CfP_v4.doc

Association for Institutional Thought 2005 Conference – theme:  The Methodology of Institutional Economics

Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) conference will be held in Albuquerque, NM in April.

You may find the call for papers either at:


The AFIT conference is part of the Western Social Science Association annual conference.

For the conference information, dates, hotels, etc... visit

For detailed information: AFIT2005call.pdf

Marxism Across the Curriculum: Pedagogies of First Encounters


Andrew Kurtz (Bowling Green State University) and

Susan Feiner (University of Southern Maine) 

We invite papers for inclusion in an edited volume that considers the range of pedagogical issues that arise when student in introductory, required, or service courses first encounter Marxism and/or Marxist concepts. 

The idea for this volume emerged from a set of exciting discussions during the international conference Marxism and the World Stage at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Scholars and activists from a variety of fields and with a range of perspectives on Marxism found that we had much to learn from each other as we worked to locate, explain, and analyze the practices we use to bring Marxism's often difficult, alien, or downright frightening perspectives into our college classrooms. 

As the title of this project suggests, we believe that there are professors in virtually all disciplines who regularly use the concepts, tools, and perspectives of Marxian analysis in their classes, not just those typically associated with Marxist studies (e.g., literature, economics, history, philosophy, and cultural studies). Papers and proposals from all areas are welcome. Contributions should discuss classroom practices and consider such things as: 

  • The problems that arise when introducing Marxism to beginning students,
  • The techniques and learning strategies that help students with limited critical literacy "translate" Marx,
  • The primary and secondary texts that are especially useful, and strategies for helping your students read them,
  • How do institutional characteristics like open admissions, general education requirements, and the structure of majors/professional programs affect the use of Marxism in college classrooms?

 We encourage submissions from scholars in all fields, including: 

  • The natural sciences,
  • Those who find a place for Marx in strictly delineated "content-based" courses,
  • Scholars in professional and pre-professional programs,
  • Scholars who use Marx to question the veracity of disciplinary boundaries.

We anticipate a collection of essays that faculty in all disciplines and at all types of post-secondary institutions will find helpful. In addition to longer theoretical/analytical essays, we are looking for shorter "how-to" essays that describe and discuss the full range of classroom practices, including assignments, written work, and student assessment. 

Deadline for abstracts (500 words): January 15, 2005

Please submit your abstract to either

Andrew Kurtz (

or Susan Feiner (


Development Studies @USP and the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, in association with the Fiji Institute for Applied Studies, are launching a new project on livelihoods and identity in Fiji.

By focusing on livelihood strategies, the project organisers hope to draw out areas of similarity and difference for different occupational and ethnic groups, explore the nature of relationships between economic livelihoods and social identities, and generate innovative, evidence-based research.

The following occupational categories are among those being considered:

• Fijian agriculturalists
• Garment workers
• Tourism workers
• Fisheries/PAFCO workers
• Nurses
• White collar professionals
• Religious workers
• Indo Fiijian agriculturalists
• Sports professionals
• Miners
• Military personnel
• Domestic workers
• Small business workers
• Career politicians

It is intended that the project will have 3 phases: the first involving field work during 2005, the second being a conference in mid-2006 where results of the research will be presented, and the third being publication of the project as a book in 2007.

Researchers interested in participating in the project are asked to contact Robbie Robertson, Professor of Development Studies at the University of the South Pacific, Suva Fiji ( ; phone 679+ 321 2093 or fax 679+ 330 3040)
Dr Haroon Akram-Lodhi of Rural Development, Environment & Population Studies at the Institute of Social Studies, PO Box 29776, 2502 LT The Hague, The Netherlands (; phone 31+ 70- 426 0498 or fax 31+ 70- 426 0747).


Perspectives on Moral Economy

An International Conference, to be held at Lancaster University, U.K. 25-27th August 2005

All economies are moral economies, in the sense that all economic relations and practices have moral/ethical preconditions and implications. ‘Moral economy’ might be defined as a kind of inquiry focussing on how economic activities of all kinds are influenced and structured by moral sentiments, values and norms, and how in turn those are reinforced, compromised, or overridden by political economic pressures.

How are economic practices influenced and structured by moral or moral-political norms? How do economic pressures and political economic power affect those norms? How defensible are such norms? How do economic institutions define responsibilities for or towards others? How do economic practices shape life prospects? The focus will be not only on achieving a better understanding of such institutions and practices but on feasible and desirable possibilities for change. Such a study might range from the philosophical, for example, concerning concepts of value and flourishing, to the practical, for example the specific rights and responsibilities associated with particular economic practices.

The conference will be postdisciplinary, bringing together researchers with interests in these matters from politics, sociology, philosophy, economics and allied areas.

The aims of the conference are:

• To further understanding of moral economy;

• To broaden and deepen the critical standpoints from which economic activities can be assessed, thereby helping in the search for alternatives;

• To bridge the divide between those who work on political economic studies of practice and policy and theorists and philosophers who work on the normative bases of economic life.

Plenary Speakers include Erik Olin Wright and Sylvia Walby. The conference is organised as part of an ESRC fellowship held by the organiser.

Abstracts of papers relating to these issues are invited for consideration for the conference and should be sent to Andrew Sayer at the address below by January 14th 2005

Conference organiser: Andrew Sayer, Professor of Social Theory and Political Economy, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, U.K. Conference secretary: Pennie Drinkall:


International Workshop on Evolutionary Economics

Call for Papers

The 7th Buchenbach Workshop on Evolutionary Economics for Young Economists will be held for European PhD students and Post-Docs, in Buchenbach (Black Forest) near Freiburg, Germany from October 4-8, 2005. Contribution proposals should be made by e-mail before May 1, 2005. Information can be found at

International Conference
Like a candle burning at both ends
Rosa Luxemburg and the Critique of Political Economy

There are some missing topics at the Conference so if you have papers on one of the topics below and would like to give it at the Conference, contact the Conference Organizer Riccardo Bellofiore at his e-mail address:

Accumulation and effective demand: Rosa Luxemburg and Joan Robinson

Globalisation and Developing Country Markets: Relevance of Luxemburg to
current debates

Rosa Luxemburg's Influence on the Latin American Theories of
Development, Dependence, and Imperialism: Reassessing the Debate with a
New Perspective

What is Economics? Rosa Luxemburg on the End of Political Economy

16-18 December 2004
Università degli Studi di Bergamo

For detailed information: Programma_Luxemburg_03-11.doc


Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

3rd SCEME seminar:
"Systems in the Economy, Theory & Modelling"

Date: Friday 26 November 04, 9:15-17:00h
Venue: Airthrey Castle, University of Stirling

Contributors: Andrew Brown (Leeds); Maurizio Caserta (Catania); Victoria Chick (UCL); Andy Denis (City); Dipak Ghosh (SCEME); Mark Hayes (Northumbria); Neil Kay (Strathclyde); Robert McMaster (Aberdeen); Karl Petrick (Leeds Metropolitan); Menno Rol (Groningen)

Further details and booking form at
(limited number of places, first-come first-served)

Sheila Dow
Convener of 3rd SCEME Seminar


Martin Hollis Conference at the New School

Here is a link to the Martin Hollis Conference at the New School later this month.  Hollis was a distinguished philosopher who co-authored Rational Economic Man with Edward Nell.  Note Tony Lawson and Margaret Archer on the program, and the paper by Lawson and Nell on Econometrics.


Association of Heterodox Economics

Fourth ESRC Funded Post Graduate Workshop on Advanced Research Methods for Heterodox Economists

Call for participants

4th-6th February 2005
Chancellor’s Conference Centre
Manchester U.K.

There are ESRC funded places available for UK registered PhD students to cover UK travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses for the above event. The workshop covers topics in research not typically covered in economics training.

Workshop topics include:
• Reorienting economics to match method with social material
• Open system methodology in Economics
• Modelling Strategies for analysing complexity
• Triangulating quantitative and qualitative data
• Writing for publication
• Grounded Theory
• Multilevel Modelling

Speakers include:
Professor Peter Davies- Staffordshire University
Professor Sheila Dow- Stirling University
Dr Paul Downward- Loughborough University
Dr Tony Lawson- Department of Applied Economics, Cambridge University
Professor Fred Lee- University of Missouri at Kansas City
Dr Andrew Mearman- University of the West of England
Dr Wendy Olsen- The Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research, Manchester
Paul Ormerod- Volterra Consulting

Further details (deadline for applications 6th December 2004)
For an application form and further details please contact
Dr Paul Downward email:
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU U.K.


Dear colleagues

As you will already know, the theme of the AHE conference, 15-17
July 2005, will be "Pluralism in Economics". I am proposing that there be occasional seminars during the course of the year under the same rubric to feed into the conference. I have raised the issue with the CPNSS (Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics), where I am a visiting fellow this year, and they would be very happy to host the seminars. If you would like to give a seminar which relates in some way to the theme, please let me know NOW (need to book rooms etc.)—my e-mail address is There's a little bit more about the theme in the CFP for the conference at

Best wishes

Andy Denis
Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, City University, London,
and Visiting Research Fellow, CPNSS, London School of Economics
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 6829 (LSE), +44 (0)20-7732 7065 (home), 07761 428387 (mobile)


The 8th Annual European Network on Industrial Policy (EUNIP) International Conference

The 8th Annual European Network on Industrial Policy (EUNIP) International Conference will take place at the Birmingham Business School (UK) from 13th to 15th December 2004. Themes covered include: Governance, Networking and the Development of Local Economies; Enterprise Diversity: The Mix of Private and Public Organisations; Enterprise Demography; FDI and Clusters under EU Enlargement; Knowledge and the Learning Economy; Territorial Dynamics; The Evaluation of Industrial Development Policies; Industrial Districts and the Co-development of Local Societies; European Policies and Enlargement - Policy Design, Implementation and Evaluation; Globalisation, FDI and Governance. Further details are available from:


Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

University of Missouri-Kansas City

A1 General Economics

The Department of Economics seeks applicants for a tenure track position, at any level, beginning in academic year 2005-06. Acceptable candidates will have a strong interdisciplinary interest. A teaching and research interest in labor or urban and community development would strengthen the application. Other fields will also be considered, especially those related to applied microeconomics or to international economics. Responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate instruction, active participation in the interdisciplinary PhD program, high quality research and a commitment to fostering development of departmental activities. The Department is committed to pluralism and includes heterodox approaches at all degree levels.
A PhD in economics required. The candidate will be involved in the grant research efforts of the Center for Economic Information and the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vita, sample publications or other evidence of teaching and/or research accomplishments, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2004. Filling this position is contingent on funding. An equal opportunity employer. CONTACT: Dr. James Sturgeon, Department of Economics, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, 64110. ( Department description at

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, New York

G0 Financial Economics

B4 Political Economy and Methodology

E0 Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

O1 Economic Development

The Department
of Economics is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) or Instructor (ABD) level. Fields are 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 after November 15, 2004. 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.


E0 Macroeconomic Theory
The Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a
tenure track opening at the rank of assistant professor beginning Fall 2005. The department
is recruiting in the field of Macroeconomics. The department welcomes applications from
candidates with an expertise in developing countries, financial economics, or heterodox
economics. The department seeks applicants with an active research agenda and an ability to
develop a strong publication record. An interest in economic policy is desirable. Qualified
candidates will have evidence of strong teaching skills. Candidates should expect to have
their Ph.D. by August 2005. Responsibilities will include teaching general education,
undergraduate, and graduate (masters and doctoral) courses, advising students including
mentoring women and minority graduate students, conducting and publishing research, and
participating in department, college, and university service activities. Applicants should
send curriculum vita, dissertation abstract, and letters from three references. Consideration
of applications will continue until the position is filled. An equal opportunity-affirmative
action employer. CONTACT: Search Committee, Department of Economics, American University,
Washington, DC 20016-8029.


Z0 Political Economy
The Department of Economics invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in
Political Economy at the assistant professor level, which is defined in a way to include non-
mainstream approaches to economics, including, but not limited to, Marxist, NeoRicardian,
Post-Keynesian, and institutional economics. Candidates must have sufficient training or
experience to teach a graduate survey course in political economy, and should have an ongoing
research interest in one or more of the areas of political economy. The duties include
teaching four undergraduate/graduate courses each year, participating on committees and
collaboration with other faculty, actively pursuing a research program, and publishing. The
appointment will begin on July 1, 2005, subject to final budgetary approval. The successful
candidate must have a Ph.D. by the time of the appointment to rank of assistant professor. To
be considered for this position, please send a letter describing your interest, your
curriculum vita, a sample of writing, and three letters of reference. Applications should be
received by December 1, 2004 for earliest consideration. The University of Utah provides
reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees. An equal
opportunity-affirmative action employer. CONTACT: Ms. Becky Guillory, Adm. Officer,
Department of Economics, University of Utah, 1645 Campus Center Dr. Room 308, Salt Lake City,
UT 84112- 9300. For information about the Department, please see


B5 Current Heterodox Approaches
C9 Experimental Economics
D1 Household Behavior & Family Economics
L0 Industrial Organization
O1 Economic Development
O5 Economywide Country Studies: Latin American, Caribbean
The Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst is inviting applications
at the assistant or associate professor level for a position starting in Fall 2005, subject
to budgetary authorization. Applicants at the assistant professor level should have the Ph.D.
degree completed by September 1, 2005. We are particularly interested in the fields of
political economy, Latin American development, industrial organization,family/household/
gender and experimental economics. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications
and experience. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, 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 6, 2004. Candidates will be
interviewed by invitation at the American Economic Association meetings in Philadelphia, PA.
An equal opportunity-affirmative action employer. CONTACT: Chair, Hiring Committee, Economics
Department, Thompson Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.

City University, London

Two vacancies for lecturers A or B (£26K - £38K) in the Department of Economics at City University, London, were advertised in The Guardian yesterday. One of the vacancies is in financial economics, the other is open. The 'further particulars' are at . They say that, in the case of the 'any field' vacancy, "there will be some preference for research interests which complement our existing activities or are likely to give rise to opportunities for collaborative research." In the description of the department, "the history of economic thought and heterodox economics" is listed as one of the six departmental areas of research. Two members of staff, one permanent (myself) and one visiting, are listed as having research interests in the history of economic thought. Anyone who is interested in applying and who has research interests in history and philosophy of economics, or heterodox economics, would strengthen their application by indicating potential for collaboration. To that end, they should look at my research web pages. I would be happy to talk to anyone thinking of applying in this area.

Best wishes

Andy Denis
Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, City University, London, and Visiting Research Fellow, CPNSS, London School of Economics
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 6829 (LSE), +44 (0)20-7732 7065 (home), 07761
428387 (mobile)

Al Akhawayn University (Morocco)

The Department of Economics within the School of Business Administration at Al Akhawayn University (Morocco) is inviting applications for three positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. While all fields will be considered, we have a special interest in candidates who specialize in International Economics, Financial Economics, Labour Economics, Econometrics, and Microeconomics. Applicants should have a completed or nearly completed PhD; the ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and must be committed to research. Appointments are for one to three years. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and samples of scholarly work by email to:
Letters of reference, when asked for, shall sent directly by mail to:
N. Harabi, School of Business Administration,
Al Akhawayn University
Ifrane 53000


Heterodox Journals and Newsletters

New School Economic Review

We are very pleased to announce the debut issue of the New School Economic Review, a student-run online journal of Economics and Political Economy. The journal was initiated by students of the Economics Department at the New School University to serve as a forum for critical thinking in economics.

The first issue of the NSER can be found online at

Contributors include

Philip Arestis and Malcolm Sawyer - "Fiscal Policy: A Potent Instrument"
Ha-Joon Chang - "The Secret History of US Currency"
Ben Fine - "Economics and Ethics: Amartya Sen as Point of Departure"
Duncan Foley - "The Strange History of the Economic Agent"
Scott Moss - "Search for Good Science"
Robert Pollin - "Deepening Divides in the U.S. Economy"
Stephen Resnick & Richard Wolff - "Dialectics and Class in Marxian Economics"

We hope that the New School Economic Review will provide opportunities for academics, practitioners and students to discuss current issues in economics while sharing insights from other disciplines, as well as debating global political and social affairs.

We would like to say thanks to our supporters and a special thanks to
all the contributors.
Please visit our webpage at and feel free to contact us at We will be accepting submissions for our next issue soon.

The Editorial Board,
New School Economic Review


New Heterodox Books and Book Series


Book series from the University of Michigan Press

Frederic S. Lee, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA, Series Editor
Robert F. Garnett, Texas Christian University, USA, Associate Editor
Sheila Dow, Stirling University, UK, Associate Editor
Paul Downward, Staffordshire University, UK, Associate Editor
John E. King, La Trobe University, Australia, Associate Editor

The Advances in Heterodox Economics series promotes the development of heterodox economics beyond the existing individual heterodox approaches of Austrian, Feminist, Institutional-Evolutionary, Marxian-Radical,Post Keynesian, Social, and Sraffi an economics.

The series aims to publish books in the following five areas:
1. The synthesis of two or more heterodox theories/approaches in the general fields of microeconomics and macroeconomics, or in specialized fields such as ecological or development economics.
2. The history or philosophy of heterodox economics, including intellectual biographies, theories, and histories of theoretical controversies past and present.
3. The development of novel heterodox theories, such as feminist theory of international trade.
4. The development of heterodox approaches to economic education.
5. Anthologies of heterodox work from all approaches in a specific field or area.

The editor and associate editor work closely with individual authors and editors to ensure the quality of all published works.

Titles in the Series
Economics in Real Time: A Theoretical Reconstruction, by John McDermott

Forthcoming Titles in the Series
Socialism After Hayek, by Ted Burczak

About the Editors

Frederic Lee is Professor of Economics, University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is the author of Post Keynesian Price
Theory and over seventy articles, chapters, and reviews for heterodox economic journals. He founded the Association of Heterodox Economics in 1999.

Robert F. Garnett is Assistant Professor of Economics, Texas Christian University, and Secretary of the International
Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE). He has published essays in the history, philosophy,and pedagogy of economics. With Deirdre McCloskey and Arjo Klamer, he is writing An Introduction to the Economic Conversation (forthcoming).

Sheila Dow is Professor of Economics, Stirling University. She is the author of Economic Methodology: An Inquiry and
The Methodology of Macroeconomic Thought and other publications in methodology, history of thought, Post Keynesian economics, monetary theory, and regional finance.

Paul Downward is Professor of Economics, Staffordshire University. Downward’s books include Pricing Theory in Post Keynesian Economics and Applied Economics and the Critical Realist Critique. In addition, he has written eleven book chapters and twenty-six articles. Downward helps organize and run the Association for Heterodox Economics and is involved with the Post Keynesian Study Group.

John E. King is Professor of Economics, La Trobe University. King has edited, co-edited, written, or co-written twenty books, including A History of Post Keynesian Economics, 1936-2000 and A History of Marxian Economics, as well as many books chapters and articles. King is also the editor of the journal History of Economic Review.

For more information or to submit a book proposal,
please contact Fred Lee at or Rob Garnett at
university of michigan press contact: Raphael Allen at

A World to Win
A rough guide to a world without global capitalism

By Paul Feldman & Corinna Lotz
Just out! Buy online at
A World to Win rejects the gloom and doom view of the future and offers a bold view of globalisation. Uniquely, the book sets out viable economic and political alternatives to the status quo. These include:
- reorganising the economy on a not-for-profit basis using existing skills and technology, with producer and consumer-led self-management and a "thinking market"
- building a truly democratic state, with new social rights and a fairer legal and criminal justice system
- tackling the ecological crisis by transforming the way we produce.
A World to Win also challenges the ideas and philosophy of the status quo. It pours scorn on the received wisdom of sustainability. Paul Feldman and Corinna Lotz show how humanity faces the challenge of turning a new page in history because:
- parliamentary democracy and traditional party politics are increasingly meaningless as a result of capitalist globalisation
- the alienation of people from what they do, from society and from each other is deeper than ever
- the global economy is driven by debt and growing inequality and is unsustainable as a system of production
- the impact of profit-driven production on the environment is now so immense that only a revolutionary change can save the planet.
A World to Win is launched to start a discussion on a way forward in the 21st century. Conferences, discussions and debates will take place around the proposals in the book. For further information visit the website or email
Buy online at or send £11.99 payable to Lupus Books (inc. p&p) to PO Box 942, London SW1V 2AR.
What others say about A World to Win.
David Peace, author of the acclaimed GB84 about the British miners’ strike
"It‘s over 150 years since Marx and Engels first threw down the gauntlet and declared there was ‘a world to win’. This book is both an answer to apathy and a blueprint for change."
Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui, Leader of the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain
"At a time when political parties and nation states have become sub-systems of profit-driven globalisation, A World to Win is a breath of fresh air – forceful, logical and absorbing to read."
Peter McLaren, Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
"With the writing of this book, humanity is better equipped to face its future and is better prepared to realise the socialist alternative that the world so desperately needs."
Steve Fleetwood, senior lecturer, the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology, Lancaster University
There is a welcome addition to the growing literature prepared to argue that "There Is An Alternative". It suggests that the raw materials for a radical and humane alternative to capitalism are very often already to hand. The book pulls no punches and its hard-hitting style will no doubt invite criticism. But this is exactly why it was written and deserves to be read.

Economy based on knowledge: By Maurice Baslé

-Investment in knowledge and economic effectiveness: a place for Europe
-Organizations and firms: necessary renewal of the European political perspective approaches
-European Political Prospects
The economy is intellectualized: a growing part of the added value and of what makes the quality of life is ascribable with the use of knowledge.
For detailed information: part1.doc and part2.doc

The raw deal: how myths and misinformation about deficits, inflation, and wealth impoverish America.

By Frank, Ellen.

 Beacon Press, 2004. 241p index afp ISBN 0-8070-4726-0, $24.95.

Marked by high-spirited, readable argumentation and buttressed by plentiful references, this work affirms that during four successive administrations since Ronald Reagan's (Republican and Democratic alike), the public's ignorance of economic matters was exploited by means of obfuscation and confusion, misrepresentation of the nature of public finances, and above all by domination by financial interests in US policy making. As a result, only the richest US families benefited from wealth creation while average US wages fell during most of the past two decades. Frank (Poverty Institute, Rhode Island College) attempts to expose the myths and illusions concerning the stock market's ability to provide economic security for the majority; the misrepresentation of federal finances; the excessive fear of inflation promulgated by the Federal Reserve; and global economic disorder, notably instigated by the US and the International Monetary Fund. She believes the world is in the grip of bad policy even with the suggested modifications of the so-called Third Way by Bill Clinton and Tony Blair. However, Frank demurs from providing recommendations, noting that academics are too isolated to make them--never mind the many academic economists whose careers are in and out of government.

Ethical Economics

Anthony Werner has a small publishing company in Britain. He publishes a small economics list which is called Ethical Economics to distinguish it from orthodox economics. For the list of books published see the attachment. Further information and ordering can be obtained from Werner at the following address:

Anthony Werner,

Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd.,

Suite 604, The Chandlery,

50 Westminster Bridge Road,

London SE1 7QY

Tel: 020 7721 7666

Fax: 020 7721 7667

For detailed information: ee.doc


Heterodox Associations

The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability – Feasta

Feasta aims to identify the characteristics (economic, cultural and environmental) of a truly sustainable society, articulate how the necessary transition can be effected and promote the implementation of the measures required for this purpose. Also, you might want to know about the latest issue of the Feasta Review (no.2), the intermittent journal of the Feasta group of Irish economists, who are seeking for re-formulations of economics which will help to turn the economy towards sustainability. Details on the web-site,


Heterodox Web Sites

Universidad de Malaga- grupo de investigacion

A Spanish website which is based on using internet for teaching and investigation of Latin American Economy

.Alternatives Economiques - L'Economie politique


Queries and Information from Heterodox Economists

Dr. Stephen Merrett is keen to establish contact with other heterodox economists working in the field of water resources.  His e-mail address is


A paper I have written titled CHINA'S DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY:
soon should be available on the Elsevier web site.

This paper focuses on the Chinese transition experience, particularly the strategy that differed significantly from the standard IMF-World Bank recipe for transition.

Dr. James Angresano
Professor of Economics
Albertson College of Idaho

Interesting Websites from the Professor