Call for Papers
General Theme: A New Deal for the New
For detailed information:
Annual A.S.S.A. Meetings, Boston,
Massachusetts, January 5 – 8, 2006
The year 2006 marks the 100th anniversary of Monsignor John A. Ryan’s
publication of A Living Wage: Its Ethical and Economic Aspects. Social
economists such as Ryan have long fought for a decent standard of
living, through paid work and welfare state supplements. Though best
known for his advocacy of a living wage, Ryan has also argued for higher
minimum wages, employee participation at work, reduced work hours, full
employment policy, improved race relations, and other aspects of
socioeconomic reform. The theme of papers for the 2006 meetings will be
how economies across the globe come to understand what constitutes a
living and how we can improve living standards, including balancing paid
work with family life and civic responsibility. Possible sessions could
•An evaluation of the work of John A. Ryan and other social economists
who address living standards
•Improved quantitative and qualitative measures of socioeconomic status
•The role of the public and private sectors in improving living
•Policy proposals to reduce work time, improve earnings, reduce
inequality and discrimination, provide food and health security, enrich
work life, alleviate underemployment, reconcile work and family, etc.
There will be an opening plenary session, seven other sessions, and a
Presidential Address at the ASE breakfast by David George. Both members
and nonmembers of the Association for Social Economics are invited to
submit proposals. Also, anyone willing and able to organize a full
session with three or four papers and discussants on an appropriate
topic is encouraged to submit such a session for consideration.
A selection of papers presented at the sessions will be published in a
forthcoming issue of the Forum for Social Economics. To be eligible for
consideration, papers must be limited to 3,250 words of text with no
more than three pages of endnotes and references. Three hard copies and
one electronic copy of the final draft of the paper must be submitted to
the Forum editor by January 20, 2006. Each paper will be sent to two
Proposal Submission: A one-page abstract (including name, postal and
e-mail address) should be submitted before the deadline of May 2, 2005.
It is preferred that abstracts be sent by e-mail to Deb.Figart@stockton.edu.
Deborah M. Figart
Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Economics
Richard Stockton College
P.O. Box 195, Jim Leeds Road
Pomona, NJ 08240-0195 USA
Association for Heterodox
Economics 7th Annual Conference 2005
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 – propose a defence of neoclassicism against
–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
For single papers, please send an abstract of up to 500 words by email
only to the local organiser, Andy Denis (email@example.com), AND the AHE
coordinator, Andrew Mearman (firstname.lastname@example.org),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 2005
conference and other AHE activities please visit:
2005 CHORD Conference-
Perspectives on Retailing and Distribution History
A conference to be held at:
the University of Wolverhampton, UK
14-15 September 2005
CHORD (the Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution) invites
proposals for individual papers and for sessions of two or more papers,
exploring all aspects of the history of retailing and distribution.
Individual papers should be 20 minutes in length. Proposals for workshop
or round-table sessions are welcome, as well as for more formal
Papers from all disciplinary perspectives, historical periods and
geographical areas are welcome. Topics that might be considered include
(although none are excluded!):
- Retailing, distribution and the family
- International links of distribution
- Commerce, conflict and protest
- Alternatives to capitalism and the free market
- Geographies of retailing and distribution
- Gifts, commodities and exchanges
- Migration and commerce
- Shopping, retailing and leisure
- Commerce and fashion
The conference web-pages can be found at:
The dead-line for proposals (including title and c.200 words abstract)
is 18 March 2005. For any further information, please contact the
address below. Proposals should be sent (preferably electronically) to:
Dr. Laura Ugolini, HAGRI/HLSS, MC233, MC Building, University of
Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SB. E-mail:
IN ECONOMIC THEORY AND POLICY’
July, 7-8, 2005 Bilbao (Spain)
The Department of Applied Economics V of the University of the Basque
Country (Spain) and the Center for Economic and Public Policy of the
University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) are organizing the
International Conference “Developments in Economic Theory and Policy”.
The Conference will be held in Bilbao (Spain), from 7th to 8th of July
2004, at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of the
Papers are invited on all areas of economics. Papers must be written in
English. Accepted papers will be grouped in sessions. Every session will
comprise three papers.
Suggestions for ‘Organized Sessions’ are also welcomed. An organized
session is one that has been constructed in its entirety by a session
organizer and submitted to the Conference Organizer as a complete
package (title of the session, papers and session chair).
The final deadline to submit papers and ‘organized sessions’ is 31st May
2005. The Conference Committee will review and select papers and
sessions submitted for the Conference. Acceptance letters will be sent
out by e-mail by 10th June 2005.
For more information, you can get in touch with Jesus Ferreiro (email@example.com)
or with Carlos Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit the web page of
The Social Capital Foundation
The Social Capital Foundation
invites all interested persons or
organizations to present a paper to one or both of its upcoming
international, interdisciplinary conferences that will be held
respectively on September 21-22, 2005 and September 23-24, 2005 in the
beautiful island of Malta.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Conference on Social Capital, 21-22 September, 2005:
1. Definition of Social Capital,
2. Importance of Social Capital,
3. Social Capital and Social Cohesion,
4. Social Networks,
5. Social Capital and Mental Health,
6. Individualism and Collectivism,
7. Measurement of Social Capital,
8. Applications of Social Capital,
9. Community and Diversity.
Conference on Economy and Community, 23-24 September, 2005:
1. Neoliberal Economics and compatibility economy-society,
2. Survival or Dismantlement of Rhineland Capitalism,
3 Decline of the Middle-Class Economy,
4. Social Restratification and the Share of Wealth,
5. The Future of Employment,
6. Poverty and Social Exclusion Issues,
7. Impact of the Euro on the European Economic Health,
8. Compared US-EU Monetary Strategies,
9. Economic Future of the European Union.
Paper proposals may take the form of a detailed abstract (1page long).
To have more information on either conference, please use the links
TSCF international conferences
Address where to send a paper
5th Latin American Colloquium of
The Actual Path of Latin American Capitalism October 27-29, 2005
The Mexican Organizer Committee of the 5th Latin American Colloquium of
Political Economists, with the support of the Sociedad Brasileña de
Economía Política and the Economistas de Izquierda of Argentina, invite
you to summit papers which can contribute to the understanding of
The Colloquium will take place in the Facultad de Economía and the
Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas of the Universidad Nacional
Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City according to these deadlines:
Papers are preferred on the following main topics:
1. Heterodox theoretical developments
2. The actual situation of the working class and the new capital-labour
3. The transformations of production in capitalism.
4. Transformations and tendencies of the financial system
5. The consequences of the fall of the so-called real socialism.
The Organizer Committee:
Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla:
Blanca Avendaño: email@example.com
Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo:
Víctor Palacio firstname.lastname@example.org
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana:
Abelardo Mariña (Azcapozalco): email@example.com;
Mario Robles (Xochimilco): firstname.lastname@example.org
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México,
Facultad de Economía:
Vicente Lima email@example.com
Teresa Rendón: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Cesar Sánchez: cesarsan"@servidor.unam.mx,
Raúl Urbán email@example.com and
Alejandro Valle: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas:
Carlos Morera: email@example.com
Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa:
Carlos Maya: firstname.lastname@example.org. .
Independent economist: Gloria Martínez: BglorN@netscape.net
Conferences, Seminars and
Feminist Development Economics -
The Institute of Social Studies is accepting applications for a six-week
post-graduate diploma programme “Feminist Development Economics” The
course will take place in The Hague, the Netherlands from the 26th May
to the 8th of July 2005. This is a six-week intensive course.
Participants will develop a feminist development economic analysis that
complements neoclassical theory and strengthens post-Keynesian, Marxian
and institutional economic theories. After an introduction into feminist
economic methodology, which introduces gender into economics, the
programme will focus on major topics in micro-and macroeconomics,
including quantitative analyses in computer labs.
Invited speakers include Professor Diane Elson. Tuition fees €2,200.00
plus living costs, with affordable student accommodation available.
For more information please contact the course convenor Dr Irene van
Staveren staveren[Marker]@iss.nl or visit [
SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON
“INSTITUTIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT”
Organised by the Centre for Research in Institutional Economics,
University of Hertfordshire, UK.
Speakers: Ha-Joon Chang (University of Cambridge), Barbara Harriss-White
(University of Oxford), Geoffrey Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire),
Ugo Pagano (University of Siena), Eric Reinert (Tallin University of
Technology), and Allan Schmid (Michigan State University.
22-24 June 2005
This residential workshop will be held at the Conference Centre on the
new De Havilland campus of the University of Hertfordshire, in Hatfield,
This workshop is designed to provide in-depth discussion of cutting-edge
issues in institutional economics, in a forum that permits the attention
to detail and definition that is often lacking in larger,
conference-style events. The expected maximum number of participants is
50. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
The De Havilland Campus of the University of Hertfordshire is about one
mile from Hatfield railway station. There are regular trains from
Hatfield to London Kings Cross, taking about 20 minutes. There is easy
access to all London airports.
“INSTITUTIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT”
PROVISIONAL WORKSHOP PROGRAMME
WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE 2005
14.30 Registration and Reception
16.00 Opening and Welcome
16.15-18.00 Session 1: Eric Reinert (Tallinn University of Technology)
“Development Strategy in Historical Perspective”
THURSDAY 23 JUNE 2005
09.00-10.45 Session 2: Allan Schmid (Michigan State University)
“Institutionalist Perspectives on Economic Development”
11.15-13.00 Session 3: Geoffrey Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire)
“Disruption, Democracy and Economic Development:”
14.00-15.45 Session 4: Ugo Pagano (University of Siena). To be
16.15-18.00 Session 5: Barbara Harriss-White (University of Oxford)
“Institutions in India's Socially Regulated Economy”
FRIDAY 24 JUNE 2005
09.00-10.45 Session 6: Ha-Joon Chang (University of Cambridge) “An
Institutionalist Critique of Neo-Liberal Development Policy”
11.15-13.00 Session 7: Round Table Discussion with Ha-Joon Chang,
Barbara Harriss-White, Geoffrey Hodgson, Ugo Pagano, Eric Reinert, and
13.00 Lunch and End of Workshop
Attendance, accommodation (single bedroom) and all meals and
refreshments from 16.00 on 22 June to 14.00 on 24 June 330 GBP
For a limited number of people on low incomes and without any other
financial support, these costs will be reduced to the following:
Attendance, accommodation (shared bedroom) and all meals and
refreshments from 16.00 on 22 June to 14.00 on 24 June 150 GBP
Attendance and refreshments from 16.00 on 30 June to 14.00 on 2 July 100
Residential prices include accommodation breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea
and coffee. Non-residential prices do not include meals. In the event of
cancelled attendance, a 30GBP administration charge will be deducted
from any refunds.
Payment must be received before a booking can be secured.
No reduced fees are available for part attendance at the workshop.
Those wishing to apply for low-income rates should send a letter or
email to Geoff Hodgson (email@example.com mailing address below).
You should explain your financial circumstances and confirm that there
is no possibility of adequate financial support from your own
institution. This information will be treated in the strictest
The Standard Rate applies to members of, and students at, the University
of Hertfordshire, who are advised to claim these expenses from their own
To reserve a place on the workshop, please send a cheque, international
money order, or full credit card details, for the full amount required
in Sterling, plus a completed application (see below) to:
CRIE Workshop Administrator <firstname.lastname@example.org> , Room R312,
University of Hertfordshire, De Havilland Campus, Hatfield,
Hertfordshire AL10 9AB, UK
Reduced rate applications for those on low incomes require prior
approval from Geoff Hodgson (see COSTS above).
Cheques should be made payable to “University of Hertfordshire”.
The cheque should be sent to the CRIE Workshop Administrator (see above)
accompanied with a letter with the following information:
Your first name(s):
Your email address:
Your preferred mailing address:
Your telephone number(s):
Your fax number:
Your dietary limitations or preferences:
Indicate whether you wish to be resident or non-resident.
I hope very much that you will be able to participate in this event.
The Business School, University of Hertfordshire, De Havilland Campus,
Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB, UK
AFEE Summer School at Colorado
The Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) and the Department of
Economics at Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. are
pleased to host the International Summer School on Institutional
Economics with the theme:
“Institutional Economics in the 21st Century”
Date: August 10-14, 2005
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2005
The Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) and the Department of
Economics at Colorado State University are inviting students to apply to
attend the Summer School program on Institutional Economics at Colorado
State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
The Summer School will provide a rigorous training in both the
theoretical and applied aspects of Institutional economic theory. It
will also deal with the challenges that Institutional Economics face in
the turn of the new century. Students will have the opportunity to
interact with Faculty during the school sessions and in informal
gatherings planned during the workshop. Plurality, debate and
interaction will be the essential ingredients of the Summer School.
The program is being organized by Professors Ronnie Phillips and John
Marangos at Colorado State University and the AFEE Graduate Education
Admission is open to graduate students and recent Ph.D.'s.
AFEE has offered to provide a number of scholarships that will cover
student fees and room and board. A very limited number of competitive
travel stipends will be offered on the basis of merit and need. They
will cover only a portion of the costs of travel to and from the
Summer School Application Procedure:
Applicants should send as an email attachment to Professor John Marangos
John.Marangos@colostate.edu with the following material
1) Curriculum Vitae
2) A maximum 2-page statement of why you would like to attend the Summer
School. Please indicate your familiarity with heterodox and
A committee will screen all applicants and notify participants no later
than April 1.
SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2005
Email materials to:
Dr. John Marangos
Department of Economics
Colorado State University
1771 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1771
Ph: (970) 491-6657
Fax: (970) 491-2925
For detailed information: afeess.pdf
Job Postings for
Institute of Politics and Economics
Gokhale Institute of Politics and
Economics (Deemed to be a University), which is one of the premier
institutions of research and graduate teaching in India, invites
applications for the positions of Lecturers, Readers and Professors in
any area of economics. The Institute is heterodox friendly. Send your cv
with two letters of recommendation latest by February 15, 2005 to Prof.
Ajit Sinha, Director, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, BMCC
Road, Pune 411004, India (e-mail: email@example.com). For details visit
our web site at: www.gipe.ernet.in.
Journals and Newspapers
In March 2004, the premier issue of „INTERVENTION. Journal of Economics“
was published. Now the second issue of our German-English journal is
INTERVENTION sees itself as a forum for heterodox approaches in economic
theory and policy. The aims are mutual exchange and the discussion of
different perspectives from different economic schools off the economic
mainstream. The next issues will come out on a half-yearly basis in
March/April and October/November, respectively. The contributions in the
“Articles” section of the current issue are
dedicated to questions of fiscal policy. The authors are Philip Arestis/
Malcolm Sawyer, Joerg Bibow, Jochen Hartwig, and Waltraud Schelkle.
Additionally, the issue includes in its “Forum” section contributions on
local finances, demographic developments, offshoring/re-shoring, all
referring to developments in Germany. Also included is a contribution on
EU tax competition and an interview with
Kurt W. Rothschild. The Interview and abstracts of all articles may be
downloaded at http://www.journal-intervention.org. There you can also
find further information on the journal as well as subscription
We would be very grateful if you would consider supporting INTERVENTION
by starting a subscription. Also, please tell friends and colleagues
about this new journal, and suggest a subscription to a librarian at
With kind regards,
for the Managing Editors
INTERVENTION. Zeitschrift für Ökonomie
c/o Prof. Ralf Blendowske
Talking Economics Mailing December
The last Talking Economics mailing of this year touches on a tinderbox
theme in global finance, the destiny of the dollar, and also introduces
developments on several fronts in the Talking Economics Project as well
as giving notice of next year's events.
1)The Destiny of the Dollar.
2)Introducing Talking Economics Monthly.
3)The Colours of Money Seminar - January and March.
4)Talking Economics Evenings next year.
5)Economics of Farming - Stroud, UK, April 2005.
6)The Talking Economics Exchange.
1)The Destiny of the Dollar:
On November 23rd the Boston Herald reported on a shocking statement made
by Stephen Roach, the chief economist for investment banking giant
"Roach met selected groups of fund managers downtown last week,
including a group at Fidelity. His prediction: America has no better
than a 10 per cent chance of avoiding economic "Armageddon." Press were
not allowed into the meetings. But the Herald has obtained a copy of
Roach's presentation. A stunned source who was at one meeting said, "it
struck me how extreme he was much more, it seemed to me, than in
Such statements are symptomatic of worldwide concern about the current
predicament of the US dollar and thus the world's economy.A wide range
of commentators have been giving voice to the increasingly commonly held
perception that the structural problems facing the dollar can now no
longer be swept under the carpet. An e2 reportage this month, entitled
'The China Dollar', brings some of these view points together and
analyses the China- dependency of the worlds' 'global' currency. The
January edition of Talking Economics Monthly continues this theme by
considering what is meant by global currency in the 21st century and by
attempting to show that the 'cornerstone concept' of a lead or key
currency is now an anachronism. The economic 'Armageddon'that Roach and
others so dramatically invite, is surely only a symptom that of the fact
that current economic thinking is inadequate to master events. Perhaps
what is needed is not doom-laden evocation but concrete measures based
on a real understanding of how a global economy is constituted. The
aforementioned reportage concludes with the following question:
'Instead of rival countries or regions, can the world economy not be
conceived as an organism? If it were, the chances are that we would find
ourselves unfolding imagery that is true to the nature of a single
global economy. Afterall, in economic life the guiding imagery is all
We make the world in its likeness.
2)From January 05, it will be possible to subscribe to Talking Economics
Monthly, a new publication that consists of news, views, reports,
analysis and comment from an associative perspective, and continues the
25 year tradition of e2, the Journal of Associative Economics, and New
Economy before it, in bringing a shift in the language of economics such
that the condition of global economy, in which 21st century humnaity
finds itself, can be better understood. An introduction to the Talking
Economics Project as a whole and a sample front page edition of Talking
Economics Monthly is available at www.talkingeconomics.com and will be
sent as an attachment in a a separate e-mail. The electronic version is
available for £12.00 per annum (25 USD / 20 EUR), the hard-copy costs
£17.50 per annum, inclusive of mailing (35 USD / 30 EUR).Subscription is
available online at www.cfae.biz/publications This free mailing will
continue to provide updates and some extracts from the full edition.
3)The Colours of Money Seminar in January (14th-16th) is now fully
booked, with a couple of places subject to confirmation, so check with
me if you would like to attend. The next Colours of Money event will
take place on 18th-20th March 2005, please book early if you want to be
sure of a place.
4)Talking Economics Evenings in London will be as follows:
•Thursday 13 January, 2005
A Pound for the World
Exploring a path between the dollar and the euro
•Thursday 10 February, 2005
Financing the knowledge economy
•Thursday 17 March, 2005
Taxation or Donation
Conscious giving – a task for the 21st century
Time: 7.30 - 9.00p.m. / Cost: £3.50 / Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35
Park Road NW1 6XT (Baker St. Tube) 0207 723 4400
5)'The Economics of Farming' is a two day event consisting of an evening
lecture and a daytime seminar. It is led by Christopher Houghton Budd
and takes place on 15th/16th April 2005 in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Themes will include: the farmer between nature and credit, land
pricing. More details will follow in the new year or can be found on the
Talking Economics website.
6)Another new development in the Talking Economics Project is the
Talking Economics Exchange, an ongoing virtual conversation that exists
to facilitate communication on all things economic. This is an ideal
forum for clarifying questions that arise in connection with the monthly
conversation evenings. It is presently hosted by Yahoo Groups and can be
accessed from the website: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/te-exchange/;
in order to participate one needs to sign up with Yahoo (a
straightforward and free 2 minute process). As a moderated exchange
there will be no danger of flooding or off-message postings.
The Centre for Associative Economics, Forge House, The Green, Chartham,
Canterbury, CT4 7JW, 01227 738207
The associative approach to economics is based on the idea that economic
life is the shared responsibility of every human being. Talking
Economics is about making this responsibility conscious and finding ways
to give it effect.
Please see attached:
History of Economics Review
Announcing the publication of the 188-page issue 40 of History of
Economics Review, Summer 2004. This is the twice-yearly publication of
the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia, available to
individuals for US$30 per annum (single issues are $15, post paid).
Orders/inquiries to William Coleman, Chief Executive Officer, HETSA,
School of Economics, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200,
Australia. Or visit our website: http://hetsa.fec.anu.edu.au/default.asp
Contents of History of Economics Review 40:
‘Back to the Roots’ of Alfred Marshall’s Industrial Organisation
Analysis Michel Dimou, pp. 1-18.
A Metatheoretical Assessment of the Decline of Scholastic Economics S.
Drakopoulos and G N. Gotsis, pp. 19-45.
Schools, Styles and Trends in Italian Economic Thought Riccardo Faucci,
Natura Non Facit Saltum in Alfred Marshall (and Charles Darwin) Geoffrey
Fishburn, pp. 59-68.
Jevons’s One Great Disciple: Wicksteed and the Jevonian Revolution in
the Second Generation Paul Flatau, pp. 69-107.
Williamson’s Back Door: Transactions Costs and the Efficient Firm Craig
Freedman, pp. 108-17.
Ben Higgins in Melbourne Murray C. Kemp, pp. 118-20.
The Irreducibly Social Self in Classical Economy: Adam Smith and Thomas
Chalmers Meet G.H. Mead David Wilson and William Dixon, pp. 121-36.
Controversy on Adam Smith
The Role of Teleology in Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations:
A Belated Comment on Kleer James E. Alvey, pp. 137-44.
Smith on Teleology: A Reply to Alvey Richard Kleer, pp. 145-9.
Adam Smith on Teleology and the Stationary State: A Rejoinder James E.
Alvey, pp. 150-1.
One Hundred Years From Today
Thorstein Veblen’s Theory of Business Enterprise Tony Endres, pp. 152-6.
The Status of Women in Classical Economics Therese Jefferson, pp. 157-9.
Economists in Discussion J.E. King, pp. 160-4.
The Theory of Economic Growth Marc Lavoie, pp. 164-7.
Marx’s Capital Anitra Nelson, pp. 168-9.
HETSA Conference 2004: Programme, pp. 170-1.
HETSA Conference 2004: Abstracts, pp. 172-83.
Communications, pp. 184-5.
Editor’s Corner, p.186.
HETSA Prizes 2004-2005, p. 187.
HETSA Conference 2005: Call for Papers, p. 188.
Storia del Pensiero Economico
A new Journal on the history of economic thought – Storia del Pensiero
Economico – has just started its publications.
Attached is the table of contents of the first two issues: as you
will note most of the articles are in English and each one is indexed
according to the JEL classification system and listed on EconLit. It
goes without saying that we would very much appreciate any possible
contribution (both in terms of submissions and subscriptions) from you
and any other colleagues that you might know to be interested.
Pier Francesco Asso (Università di Palermo)
Luca Fiorito (Università di Palermo)
The Journal website is:
Please see attached:
Books and Book Series
Modern Theories of Money: The
Nature and Role of Money in Capitalist Economies
Edited By L. P. Rochon and S. Rossi
Please see the website:
Feminist Perspectives on Families, Work, and Globalization by Drucilla
K. Barker and Susan F. Feiner—see
New Books from Economic Policy
The State of Working
Jared Bernstein, and
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gives a comprehensive overview of the American workplace, presenting a
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and Job Requirements
provides background and an overview of the skills mismatch issue. It
takes a closer look at the currently available data used to research
this issue and comes to the conclusion that the very existence of a
skills mismatch or shortage may be in doubt and is by no means as
obvious as often asserted.
Is There a Mismatch?
Coverage in Retirement
Jeffrey Wenger, and
years, the skyrocketing costs of medical care caused many employers to
reduce or eliminate health insurance to retirees. This study examines
the current data that raise serious concerns about the future retirement
security of the elderly and near-elderly.
news release (PDF)
Education & Economic Development
reviewed in Smart Money: Education and Economic Development
demonstrates that without high-quality school systems or a pool of
skilled workers, communities will have a difficult time becoming centers
for high-value economic activity.
news release (PDF)
To order books:
Work and Labour in Canada:
This original and timely book focuses on critical issues surrounding
work and labour in Canada. It is an ideal text for sociology of work
courses, which often integrate labour, industry, and the global economy
from a Canadian perspective. This book will also be relevant to a wide
range of courses in Labour Studies and Industrial Relations programs
across Canada. Outside of the academy, policy makers and labour
activists will be keenly interested in this new book.
The thesis is change. Work and Labour in Canada examines changes in the
labour market, and in workplaces, with a strong empirical component
based upon recent Statistics Canada data. The chapters are tailored to
an undergraduate audience. They are masterfully written from a labour
perspective - that is, concerned with the impacts of changes on workers
- but also written on the basis of empirical evidence with supporting
summaries of the academic research literature.
Asociacion de Economia Critica
(Association of Critical Economics)
website is http://www.ucm.es/info/ec/index.htm and it publishes a
heterodox economics journal, Revista de Economia Critica (Review of
Progressive Economics Forum
The Canadian association for heterodox economists—its website is
I am delighted to announce that Karl
Petrick of Leeds Metropolitan University was elected Executive
Director of ICAPE, effective immediately. Many thanks to him for
taking on this job and being our first non-North America based
director! If you would like to contact him his e-mail is
K.Petrick@leedsmet.ac.uk (don’t give him too much beyond
congratulations at the moment, however, as we are still working
on moving the "seat of power" over the Atlantic!).
Congratulations and good luck
Friends of Business History:
Friends of Business History carries a listing of mainstream, heterodox,
business history, labor history, etc. etc. conferences—far more than
this newsletter covers.
True Cost Economics:
Apparently a radical ecological orientation towards economics.