Issue-25, March 27, 2006

From the Editor

The mid-semester blues have hit.  There are some new call for papers and some reminder call for papers as well as two special call for papers on Kaldor and on Wage Subsidies and Income Guarantees.  Also of interest are the job postings at Delft University of Technology, Open University and Leeds University.  Finally of particular interest is the graduate student internship program at CASE&E—have your graduate students check it out.

Fred Lee


In this issue:

  - Call for Papers

          - SCEME Workshop- May 5th, 2006
          - 3rd International Conference: “Developments in Economic Theory and Policy”
          - Rethinking Marxism 2006
          - Conference on :Which financing for which development?"
          - Association for Evolutionary Economics
          - 'European Economic Integration in Crisis’
          - URPE/IAFFE- 2007 ASSA meetings in Chicago (January 5-7)
          - Economic Leadership in Small Countries: Lessons from the Twentieth Century Experience
          - Review of Political Economy Special Issue on Nicholas Kaldor’s Contributions to Economics
          - Journal Symposium on Wages Subsidies and Income Guarantees
Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

          - "Shackle's Heritage in Economics: Micro and Macro Aspects"
          - Global Footprint Network
          - Heterodox Economics - A National Teaching Workshop
          - How Class Works- 2006

   - Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

         - Open University- Research Fellow
         - University of Leeds, UK
         - Delft University of Technology
         - Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

  - Heterodox Journals and Newsletters

         - Issues in Regulation- Theory number 54
         - New Political Economy
         - Review of Social Economy
         - History of Economic Thought

  - Heterodox Books and Book Series      

          - Environmental Policy Update #3: Getting Serious about Global Warming
          - "Labour Left Out:Canada's Failure to Protect and Promote Collective Bargaining as a Human Right".
          - "Ethical codes and income distribution"

  - Heterodox Graduate Program and PhD Scholarships
          - The Center for the Applied Study of Economics & Environment- C A S E & E

  - For Your Information

         - Physicians for a National Health Program Award
         - Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE)


 Call for Papers

SCEME Workshop- May 5th, 2006

Call for contributions This is a reminder that the deadline for offers to contribute to our next SCEME workshop, which will be held in Stirling on Friday 5 May, on the topic 'Methods for Realist Economics', is Friday 24 March. You will find details on the SCEME website,

Please send offers to Sheila Dow at

Sheila Dow

3rd International Conference: “Developments in Economic Theory and Policy”

The Department of Applied Economics V of the University of the Basque Country (Spain) and the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy of the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) are organizing the 3rd International Conference “Developments in Economic Theory and Policy”. The Conference will be held in Bilbao (Spain), from 6th to 7th of July 2006, at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of the Basque Country.

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-four papers.

Suggestions for ‘Organized Sessions’ are also welcome. An organized session is one devoted to a specific subject that has been constructed in its entirety by a session organizer and submitted to the Conference Organizers as a complete package (title of the session, papers and session chair).

The final deadline to submit papers and ‘organized sessions’ is 2nd June 2006. Acceptance letters will be sent out by e-mail by 9th June 2006.

For more information, you can get in touch with Jesus Ferreiro ( ) or visit the website of the Conference:

Rethinking Marxism 2006
Join Ernesto Laclau, Susan Buck-Morss, Sut Jhally, Kojin Karatani, Liza Featherstone, Stephen Cullenberg, Julie Graham, Stephen Resnick, Richard Wolff, Susan Jahoda, Antonio Callari, Warren Montag, David F. Ruccio, Carole Biewener, Jonathan Diskin, Bruce Roberts, and many others at Rethinking Marxism 2006. RETHINKING MARXISM: a journal of economics, culture & society is pleased to announce its sixth major international conference, to be held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on 26-28 October, 2006. The conference is entitled Rethinking Marxism 2006.

For detailed information: Rethinking Marxism 2006.doc

Conference on :Which financing for which development?"

Bordeaux, France, November 23 – 24, 2006
Put on by ADEK – Association for the Development of Keynesian Studies
The website of the conference is

For detailed information: call for papers GRES 2006.doc

Association for Evolutionary Economics

Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA, January 5-7, 2007
AFEE invites proposals for individual papers and complete panels for the 2007 AFEE conference. The theme of the AFEE program will be:
Contributions of Institutional Economics to Public Policy Debates: Past and Present
For detailed information: AFEE Chicago.doc

'European Economic Integration in Crisis’

The Research Network

Alternative Conceptions of Macroeconomic Policies under the Conditions of Unemployment, Globalisation and High Public Debt’
organises its 10th Workshop on

'European Economic Integration in Crisis’- 27 – 28 October, 2006 in Berlin.

The submission of papers in the following areas is encouraged:
• Common monetary policy under the conditions of continuous nominal divergence
• Real divergence in a currency area – regional economic policies as an answer?
• Reactions to the crisis of European economic integration – country studies
• European economic governance
• What is an optimal currency area?
• Wage policies in a currency area

For the open part of the workshop the submission of papers on the general subject of the research network is encouraged as well.

Conference languages: German and English (no translation)

The deadline for paper proposals is 31 July 2006. Please send a short abstract to:
PD Dr. Eckhard Hein ( or Prof. Dr. Arne Heise (

The Research Network is organised by: Prof. Dr. Trevor Evans (FHTW Berlin), PD Dr. Eckhard Hein (IMK in der HBS), Prof. Dr. Michael Heine (FHTW Berlin), Prof. Dr. Arne Heise (Universität Hamburg), Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Herr (FHW Berlin), Prof. Dr. Jan Priewe (FHTW Berlin), Prof. Dr. Claus Thomasberger (FHTW Berlin) and Dr. Achim Truger (IMK in der HBS) with financial support from the Hans Boeckler Foundation.

URPE/IAFFE- 2007 ASSA meetings in Chicago (January 5-7)

I have volunteered to organize 2-3 joint URPE/IAFFE (Union of Radical Political Economics/International Association for Feminist
Economics) panels for the 2007 ASSA meetings in Chicago (January 5-7). This has been a successful collaboration over the
years, with three terrific panels in Boston last January. The broad themes for these panels are:

Gender and resource generation (broadly defined as income/earnings, wealth/assets, and access to collectively provided goods
and services)

Gender and economic growth

Gender and global migrations

Being a joint URPE/IAFFE session, paper proposals should employ feminist radical political economy theory and/or applied
analysis. These panels are allocated to URPE and URPE has established procedures. One of those relates to URPE
membership. The call for papers states: "Please note that anyone who presents a paper (but not the chairs or discussants)
must be a member of URPE (except at joint sessions with other groups, in which case they can be a member of the other
organization). Contact  or 413-577-0806 for membership information. We will confirm membership for
accepted proposals."

I strongly encourage graduate students and new scholars to submit proposals.

If you are interested in presenting a paper or being a discussant and/or chair for one of these panels, please contact me
( ) by April 10, 2006. I will need your coordinates (name, address, institutional affiliation, e-mail, phone,
summer contact information) and for those of you wishing to present include a short (about 300 words) paper proposal.


Randy Albelda
Professor of Economics
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA 02125

Economic Leadership in Small Countries: Lessons from the Twentieth Century Experience

Athens, April 2007


National Research Foundation Eleftherios Venizelos
Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics & Business

A benchmark feature of the twentieth century is the emergence of economic leadership. Its definition goes beyond the influential personalities associated to new economic ideas, to the emergence of collective leadership in the form of institutions such as central banks, the OECD, the IMF and the World Bank. Furthermore, the establishment of the EEC, NAFTA and OPEC can be seen as recent examples. In the growing international literature on economic leadership and governance, small countries are largely absent. We invite scholars from international academic and policy institutions to present papers on the historical, empirical, institutional and theoretical approaches to the study of economic leadership in small countries in the twentieth century.

Our motivation stems from the case of Greece in which, economic leadership in this era has been identified with the premier Eleftherios Venizelos and the associated institutional evolution of his period. However, the time is now ripe to reassess from an international and economic perspective the role of economic leadership and to provoke a more intense comparative discourse on the subject.

Paper givers can have as their subject a theoretical or empirical analysis of a specific country, region or a comparative case study. Authors may adopt, if they wish, an interdisciplinary approach. Pure theoretical or methodological papers are also welcome.
Our aim is to produce an edited volume with an international academic publisher.
Those interested in presenting a paper should prepare a one-page abstract. Please e-mail your abstracts (to Dr. Ioanna Minoglou at )  till 25 April 2006. Decisions will be announced by e-mail by 1 June 2006. Hotel and food expenses and the (equivalent of an intra-European) airfare will be covered by our sponsors.

Review of Political Economy Special Issue on Nicholas Kaldor’s Contributions to Economics

Call for papers
The year 2008 will mark the centenary of Nicholas Kaldor’s birth. The Review of Political Economy plans to commemorate this anniversary with a special issue devoted to his intellectual legacy. Kaldor was an important participant in the discussions that led up to and followed the publication of Keynes’s General Theory, and a seminal figure in the formation of the Post Keynesian tradition. His writings touch upon an extraordinarily wide range of topics, mainstream and Post Keynesian, including: the theory of the firm; welfare economics; monetary economics; finance and speculation; the theory of the trade cycle; economic development as a process of cumulative causation; the relationship between growth and income distribution; capital theory; and economic methodology. Those interested in contributing to this special issue should submit three copies of their papers by April 30, 2007 to either of the issue’s co-editors: John King, Department of Economics & Finance, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia (e-mail:; or Gary Mongiovi, Economics & Finance Department, St John’s University, Jamaica, New York 11439, USA (e-mail:

Journal Symposium on Wages Subsidies and Income Guarantees

Recently, many social scientists have been proposing policy to relieve poverty and encourage work. The Earned Income Tax Credit has inspired many to see wage subsidies as a solution to poverty. Edmund Phelps, for example, makes wage subsidies the centerpiece of the anti-poverty strategy laid out in his book Rewarding Work. He argues that the low-income people should be helped though the provision of wage subsidies to employers, giving them incentive to hire more workers and slightly higher than current wages. How well would an expanded wage subsidy scheme help the poor, and would it provide a desirable alternative to basic income? Michael Anthony Lewis and Karl Widerquist are proposing a journal symposium on this question for the Eastern Economic Journal. They are in need of several papers on wages subsides or on the relationship between wage subsidies and basic income. If you are interested, please contact the editors at Please, indicate the specific topic for the article, and a timetable in which you can complete it.


Conferences, Seminars and Lectures

"Shackle's Heritage in Economics: Micro and Macro Aspects"

The Department of Economics of the University of Padova, Italy, announces a workshop on "Shackle's Heritage in Economics: Micro and Macro Aspects", to be held in Padova on May 19-20, 2006.

The workshop aims to address Shackle's contribution to the economic thought of the XX century, with particular regard to uncertainty, expectations, decision making, fluctuations and methodology. Marcello Basili, Jack Birner, Guido Fioretti, Fulvio Fontini, Ferdinando Meacci and Carlo Zappia are among the scholars who have already agreed to present a paper. Omar Hamouda will give an opening address.

Authors interested in presenting a paper should contact the organisers by April 18. A selection of papers will be published in the proceedings.

Organisers: Fulvio Fontini and Ferdinando Meacci.
For further information contact Fulvio Fontini at the following address:

Global Footprint Network

The Global Footprint Network invites you to attend our first annual Footprint Forum this summer outside of Siena, Italy. This year’s forum will be held on June 16 and 17 in and around Siena, Italy.
The highlight of the public forum will be a free public conference in Siena on Friday, June 16. You will hear keynote speakers including Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, European Environment Agency, Simon Upton, Chair of the OECD Roundtable on Sustainable Development, Mick Bourke, Chair of EPA Victoria, and more! Additionally, Global Footprint Network will launch our standards at this public conference and will offer a free Footprint 101 workshop with our staff after the morning speeches.
In addition to the public conference, you can receive training in the application of the Ecological Footprint during our intensive one-day workshop on the underlying science, methodological principles, project design, tools, and communication strategies of the Footprint.
The forum will be preceded by two days of meetings for Global Footprint Network partner organizations on strategies, campaign goals, and future development of standards and certification. These events are only open to Global Footprint Network partner organizations. If your organization is active in Ecological Footprinting and interested in becoming a partner, please email Brooking Gatewood at
The Footprint Forum 2006 website,  is now live and will provide you with many resources as you plan your visit to Italy.
Please join us for this worldwide gathering of sustainability leaders and Ecological Footprint practitioners. We look forward to learning, sharing, and connecting with you in Siena!
All our best,
Global Footprint Network Staff
University of Siena Staff
p.s. If you have any questions, please contact our conference coordinator: Carrie Wynkoop,

Heterodox Economics - A National Teaching Workshop

The Economics Network of the Higher Education Academy invites you to:
Heterodox Economics - A National Teaching Workshop Bristol, Wednesday 3 May 2006

Wednesday 3 May 2006, 10:30 registration for 11:00 start, 16:00 finish

Boardroom at the Empire and Commonwealth Museum, next to Temple Meads train station, Bristol

A participatory workshop to share ideas for the innovative teaching of heterodox economics, as well as for using a pluralist perspective in the teaching of mainstream economics. We will also explore unique issues surrounding this specialism. Come prepared to share. For further details, just e-mail Heather Witham

This event is free. You must request a place using our online form - go to

How Class Works- 2006

A conference at the State University of New York at Stony Brook

JUNE 8 to 10, 2006

To see the full program and register visit the conference page at 

Speakers Confirmed

Joe Berry
Barbara Bowen
Steve Fraser
Jennifer Gordon
Peniel Joseph
Nelson Lichtenstein
Joyce Mills
Susie Orbach
Andrew Ross
Uhuru Williams
Nancy Wohlforth

Plus over 150 presentations in working class studies from graduate students, faculty, union and community activists -- from Canada, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Nigeria, UK, and US -- plus film, music, photography, poetry

Sponsored by the Center for Study of Working Class Life
Conference coordinator -- Michael Zweig: (631) 632.7536 or


Job Postings for Heterodox Economists

Open University- Research Fellow

ESRC Gender Equality Network – “Within Household Inequalities and Public Policy”

Economics Department, Faculty of Social Sciences
£31,525 – £32,490, Ref 2392
Based in Milton Keynes
12 month contract, starting in or close to October 2006

We wish to appoint a quantitative researcher to work with Professor Susan Himmelweit on the second stage of a collaborative mixed-methods research project investigating the impact of policy changes on behaviour and distribution within households. For more information about the ESRC-funded Gender Equality Network and this project (No. 5), visit

You will be involved in designing, implementing and writing up the quantitative stage of this project. You will be using existing panel, expenditure and time-use data to investigate how various policy relevant factors, such as the labelling of benefits and to whom they are paid, impact on the intra-household division of labour, spending patterns, indicators of relative power and distribution of welfare.

You will be an experienced researcher with training in economics (or possibly quantitative methods in another social science) and an interest in social policy and gender issues. The post will require responsibility, quantitative skills and openness to inter-disciplinary research methods.

Some flexibility in working arrangements and corresponding length of contract may be feasible.

For detailed information, and to apply online, go to, or call Avis Lexton on 01908 654437 or email quoting the reference number. Closing date: 10 April 2006. Interview date: 8 May 2006 at Milton Keynes. Overseas candidates can be interviewed by video link.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential job requirements will be interviewed. Further particulars are available in large print, disk or audiotape (minicom 01908 654901).

Open University promotes diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

University of Leeds, UK

Positions available in the School of Earth and Environment
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Sustainable Business and Corporate Social Responsibility or Environmental Policy and Planning Job ref 325005
The Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) at the University of Leeds is seeking to make two appointments, available from July 2006, as part of its continued development. SRI researches the social and economic dimensions of sustainability with a particular focus on institutions for environmental governance and the role of science in society. We are seeking inter-disciplinary social scientists with a proven track record in teaching and research with strong publications. We are particularly interested in applicants who contribute to our on-going research on a) sustainable business and corporate social responsibility and b) environmental policy and planning. Applicants who focus on other aspects of sustainable development are also encouraged to apply

Delft University of Technology

Evolutionary Economist (Assistant Professor, tenure track)
The chair Economics of Innovation at Delft University of Technology is engaged in (econometric) analyses of innovation systems and provides economics and management courses to Delft engineering students. We are searching for an economist who recently completed a PhD thesis and who has the ambition of publishing in international journals. The teaching load is modest but teaching needs to be well-done (we provide training courses for inexperienced candidates).
For more information please contact  or , see also:

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

A1-General Economics

The Department of Economics invites applications for a one- semester, full-time visiting position starting August 28, 2006 to teach three
courses: Two sections of Introductory Microeconomics and a 200/300 topics course. Dickinson College is a liberal arts college where excellence in teaching is strongly emphasized, and where innovative, interdisciplinary courses and programs are strongly supported.

Applicants should email ( ) a letter of interest that includes your qualifications with special emphasis on teaching qualities. Please attach a current curriculum vita and the names of three references.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. CONTACT:
Chuck Barone, Chair, Economics Department, PO Box 1773, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA 17013. For information about us go to: . Dickinson College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: women and minority candidates especially encouraged to apply.


Heterodox Journals and Newsletters

Issues in Regulation- Theory number 54

Previous Issues in Regulation Theory :

"Europe: Some realistic economic policies"
Jacques Mazier (CEPN-CNRS), Université de Paris-Nord) 

This English-language newsletter contains a translation of the theoretical note published in French in La Lettre de la Régulation and information on research activities in the area of institutional regulation.
Issues in Regulation theory n°53 contains a note on

"The social construction of markets"
Benjamin Coriat (CEPN-IIDE, UMR CNRS 7115, Univ. Paris 13) 
Olivier Weinstein (CEPN-IIDE, UMR CNRS 7115, Univ. Paris 13)

Issues in Regulation theory n°52 contains a note on
" Contemporary financial crises: between newness and repetition"

Mario Dehove (CEPN-Université Paris Nord) 
Dominique Plihon (CEPN-Université Paris Nord)

New Political Economy

Volume 11 Number 1/March 2006 of New Political Economy is now available on the  web site at

This issue contains:
Investing in openness: The evolution of FDI strategy in South Korea and Taiwan: p. 1
Elizabeth Thurbon, Linda Weiss

American power and the dollar: The constraints of technical authority and declaratory policy in the 1990: p. 23
Andrew Baker

FDI-led growth and rising polarisations in Hungary: Quantity at the expense of quality: p. 47
Philipp Fink

Improving the mechanisms of global governance? the ideational impact of the World Bank on the national reform agenda in Mexico:  p. 73
Greig Charnock

Neoliberal economic policies in Brazil (1994–2005): Cardoso, Lula and the need for a democratic alternative: p. 99
Maria de Lourdes Rollemberg Mollo, Alfredo Saad-Filho

Another world order? The Bush administration and HIPC debt cancellation: p. 125
Eric Helleiner, Geoffrey Cameron

The Bank for International Settlements: p. 141
Leonard Seabrooke

Worlds Apart: Measuring international and global inequality: Branko Milanovic (Princeton University Press, 2005): p. 151
Jonathan Perraton

Notes on contributors: p. 155

Review of Social Economy

Volume 64 Number 1/March 2006 of Review of Social Economy is now available on the web site at

This issue contains:

Multiple utilities and weakness of will: A kantian perspective

 p. 1

Mark D. White


What is the relationship of religion to economics?

 p. 21

Clive Beed


Critical realism in economics and open-systems ontology: A critique

 p. 47

Andrew Mearman


Military spending and the black market premium in developing countries

 p. 77

Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee, Gour G. Goswami


Industrial Relations Systems, Economic Efficiency and Social Equity in the 1990s

 p. 93

Thomas Turner


Book Reviews

 p. 119


 p. 147

History of Economic Thought

Volume 28 Number 1/March 2006 of Journal of the History of Economic Thought is now available on the web site at

To unsubscribe from this alert please visit: .

This issue contains:

Economic man as model man: ideal types, idealization and caricatures

 p. 1

Mary S. Morgan


Is economics performative? Option theory and the construction of derivatives markets

 p. 29

Donald Mackenzie


The Wicksellian unanimity rule: The competing interpretations of Buchanan and Musgrave

 p. 57

Marianne Johnson


Conceptualizing inequality and risk

 p. 81

Joseph Persky, Gilbert W. Bassett


Do prudent agents play lotteries? Von Neumann's contribution to the theory of rational behavior

 p. 95

Nicola Giocoli


Further thoughts on clarifying the idea of dissent: The Russian and Soviet experience

 p. 111

Vincent Barnett


Roger backhouse on the study of dissent

 p. 119

Warren J. Samuels


The social context of dissent: a response to Barnett and Samuels

 p. 125

Roger Backhouse


Book reviews

 p. 127


 p. 135



Heterodox Books and Book Series

Environmental Policy Update #3: Getting Serious about Global Warming

A supplement for the second edition textbook


Now available as a FREE download for classroom use at: 
(please refresh your web page to be able to download the new update)

New Instructor and Student Support Materials for the Second Edition and text examination copies can also be obtained at the website.

GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING reviews recent scientific evidence on global warming and new policy initiatives. It presents data on emissions trends and targets for emissions reductions, and discusses cost-effective policies for achieving targets. Includes information on European Union carbon trading, Joint Implementation and the Clean Development Mechanism, and state and local initiatives, as well as discussion questions for students. The update can be used in conjunction with Chapter 18 (Global Climate Change) in the Harris text, or as a stand-alone reading for class discussion. It serves as a complement to ENVIRONMENTAL UPDATES #1 and #2 on gasoline prices and energy policy, also available from the website.
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

Updates and exam copies available at: 

"Labour Left Out:Canada's Failure to Protect and Promote Collective Bargaining as a Human Right".

The book's basic thesis is that labour's rights and labour's fortunes are in decline in Canada largely because of the failure of our government to promote labour rights as human rights despite having promised in the intl arena to do so. The book contains author's correspondence with all ministers of labour and reports on the development of a new "labour rights are human rights" movement spearheaded by NUPGE and UFCW.

The book is published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and ordering info in available at .

"Ethical codes and income distribution"

A Study of John Bates Clark and Thorstein Veblen
Area: Economics, Philosophy
List Price: $120.00
ISBN: 0415365392
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 7/28/2006
Pages: 192 pages
In recent years increased attention has been given to continuing disparities in income, both in the developed and in developing countries. Ethical Codes and Income Distribution brings an important new dimension to this important issue. Questions such as does "morality" affect income distribution? And what are the effects of the widespread adoption of ethical codes on the functioning of the labor market? Are explored.

This book utilizes the contrasting works of John Bates Clark and Thorstein Velben in order to illuminate the propagation of ethical codes within the two opposing frameworks i.e. the neoclassical and the institutional. John Bates Clark, in the history of economic thought - emphasized the role of market mechanisms in spontaneously propagating "fair" codes of behavior, thus giving rise to a "just" income distribution. Thorstein Velben underlines the importance of bargaining in the socio-political arena in determining the ethical codes adopted in a given society, in given historical contexts. Arguing external interventions -- social conflict, above all -- are necessary in order to drive institutional changes, in the event of the existing institutions being considered "unjust." Given this theoretical framework, this book also explores the effects of labor market deregulation on economic as well as on "moral" growth.


Heterodox Graduate Program and PhD Scholarships

The Center for the Applied Study of Economics & Environment- C A S E & E

Graduate Student Internship Program
The Center for the Applied Study of Economics & Environment (CASE&E) is launching a paid summer internship program that will match economics graduate students with non-governmental organizations that work on environmental issues. The first internships will be awarded for summer 2006. The ideal candidate will have an MA in economics, or have completed most of their coursework towards the Ph.D. in economics.
The Center for the Applied Study of Economics & Environment (CASE&E) is a network of economists who are developing and applying economic analysis to support the protection of human well-being and the natural environment. We believe:
- A clean and safe environment is a birthright of every person. It is not a commodity to be distributed on the basis of purchasing power, nor a privilege to be distributed on the basis of political power.
- Safeguarding the natural environment is inseparable from promoting social justice. Without a fair distribution of wealth and power, neither the free market nor government regulation will guarantee environmental quality and human well-being.
- Today’s environmental challenges demand new thinking. By engaging with real-world problems economists can help craft effective solutions and build a more just and sustainable future.

This internship program is part of CASE&E’s effort to develop a new network of economists who are developing and applying the economic arguments for active protection of human health and the natural environment.
We invite graduate students in economics who are interested in being placed in a paid internship to contact us by sending a letter with the following information:
1. Curriculum vita
2. One letter of reference
3. A two-page statement of your research interests and how they may relate to CASE&E’s mission.

Applications received before April 3 will receive highest priority. Please send application via email and hard copy to:
Internship Program
Center for the Applied Study of Economics & Environment c/o Ecotrust
721 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97206
Tel: 503-901-0031
For more information on CASE&E, and a copy of this announcement, please visit our website at


Heterodox Economics Archive Material

Real-World Economics Teach-In March 20, 1996, University of Victoria, Canada



For Your Information

Physicians for a National Health Program Award

For very good perhaps the best info on health care reform in the USA see . This is the website for the Physicians for a National Health Program.

The Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize Committee invites nominations for this year’s prize. Every year, the prize is awarded for a book which exemplifies the best and most innovative new writing in or about the Marxist tradition. The closing date for nominations is May 1st.

There is a modest prize of GBP 250, the winning title is announced in the press, and the author is invited to deliver the following year’s Deutscher Memorial Lecture, and which is later published in the journal “Historical Materialism”.

For details and a nomination form, please see

Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE)

Membership of the AHE runs for the year beginning January 1st to December 31st. Free membership is automatically conferred on those who paid for registration to the 2005 AHE annual conference; their membership expires in December 2006 unless they register for the 2006 conference which automatically triggers membership for the year beginning January 2007.

For those who did not register for the 2005 conference, the annual membership fee is £10. Please send a completed form, together with a cheque for £10 made out to ‘The Association for Heterodox Economics’, to Judith Mehta, School of Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ.

Application for Membership

First Name:
Organisational affiliation:
Mailing address:
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c I enclose a cheque for £10.
I agree to the above details being kept on a database. Information contained on the database will not be passed on to any individual or organisation outside of the AHE and will only be used for the purpose of communicating information deemed to be of interest to AHE members.
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