Call for Papers
Radical Economics in the 20th Century: Radical
Economics and the Labor Movement
Date: 15 - 17 September
Place: Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology
adjacent to University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri,
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.
For detailed information: IWWCONF.doc
Institutional Thought 2005 Conference – theme: The Methodology of
Institutional Thought (AFIT) conference will be held in Albuquerque, NM
You may find the call for papers either at:
The AFIT conference is part of the Western Social Science Association
For the conference information, dates, hotels, etc... visit
Seminar in Economic Methodology
3rd SCEME Seminar in
Economic Methodology on 'Systems in the Economy, Theory
Friday, 26 November 2004, University of Stirling, UK.
contributions in the form of the presentation of a paper, or
work-in-progress, or an extended discussion of a relevant monograph.
Please submit a one-page proposal by Wednesday 27 October to: Sheila Dow
Stirling Centre for
Stirling FK9 4LA
The one-day workshop
is open to all who are interested in engaging in discussion on the
topic, whether or not they submit a proposal to lead discussion with a
paper or other contribution. Further details and the registration form
are posted on the SCEME website, www.econ.stir.ac.uk/SCEME/events/; the
final programme will be posted there in due course. The deadline for
registrations will be 12 November.
Heterodox Economics 7th Annual Conference
Pluralism in Economics
15 – 17 July, 2005
City University, London, UK
information: Call for
AHE 2005 (2).doc
Do Laws Exist in Economics
Universite de Lille is
holding the biennial conference of the french «Association Charles GIDE
pour l’etude de la pensee economique» next Fall (22, 23 & 24 September
2005) in University of Lille I (North of France) on the topic «Do Laws
exist in Economics? ». If there are no laws, or if there is no unified
body of laws constituting a system, to what extend can economics be
considered as a science or an art? If there are laws, what are they and
how does economics constitute itself by bringing them to light, testing
their empirical validity and endowing them with a rational basis?These
questions suggest a number of tracks. For instance : Semantic track : to
what extent do the attribution of an economist’s name to a law or the
association of economists’ names with other terms (effects,
equilibrium…) reveal the place the discipline attributes in its
development to the history of economic thought? Historical track: what
are the great and small laws that economists have formulated during
modern times and how have their representations of these evolved?
Malthus’ Law, Engel’s Law, Say’s Law or Walras’ Law, the law of supply
and demand, etc… Analytical track: in what sense have some of these
great or small laws constituted signs of opposition or mutual
recognition between different schools and doctrines? Philosophical
track: how did economics break free of morality and moral laws on
justice and on justice and benevolence in affirming a domain where only
the ‘law of self interest’ rules? How did it break free of politics in
affirming the existence of a sphere, independent of any monetary
institution where the ‘Law of value’ only rules?
If you are interested in presenting a paper, please open the website of
the conference : http://www.univ-lille1.fr/clerse/lois/ and follow the
instructions for the submission of an abstract of about 3 pages. The
deadline for submissions is : 8 December 2004.
Paper proposals must provide information about the author (name,
address, institutional affiliation) and the title of the contribution.
Arnaud Berthoud & Bernard Delmas, USTL (Universite de Lille 1)
Colloque Charles Gide,
c/o Veronique Testelin,
Universite de Lille 1, bat. S.H. 2
Faculte des sciences Economiques et sociales
59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq Cedex FRANCE
NAFTA’s New Links and Conflicts
The Center for Research
on Women and the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the
University of Memphis invite proposals for papers to be delivered March
24-26, 2005 at a multidisciplinary, international symposium on the North
American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The symposium will be held at the
Fogelman Executive Center on the campus of the University of Memphis.
Proposals that address
social inequality and social justice activism, both locally within
NAFTA’s signatory countries and across borders, are particularly
encouraged. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to, labor
activism and worker-to-worker exchanges, local community impacts and
civic engagement, the environmental consequences of NAFTA, gender and
im/migration, citizenship and racial/ethnic identities, and
transnational communities. Papers that include descriptions of specific
research experiences and methodological concerns from projects examining
NAFTA’s effects during the past decade are especially welcome.
Scholarship that explores the future development and possible
implications of the NAFTA corridor (I-69, for which Memphis, Tennessee
lies at the mid-point) is also of interest.
Interested scholars and
activists/practitioners should submit a proposal of approximately 500
words (excluding references) that summarizes their topic, methods of
investigation and conclusions. A brief biographical statement and full
contact information should also be included. To ensure consideration,
proposals must be received by November 1, 2004 at the address below:
Center for Research on Women
The University of Memphis
Clement Hall 337
Memphis, TN 38152
Authors will be
notified of the results of their submission by December 15, 2004. Food
and lodging expenses at the symposium will be covered for authors of
successful proposals. Limited travel assistance is also available, with
priority given to participants from Mexico, Canada and other locations
outside of the United States.
Conferences, Seminars and
Keynesian Economics Study Group
Call for Participants
Unemployment: Recent Macroeconomic Performance and Policy
Date: Friday 19th November 2004
Time: 4.00 - 17.30 p.m.
Venue: Queen Anne Court 063 (Council Room),
University of Greenwich Maritime
Greenwich Campus, Old Royal Naval
College, Park Row, Greenwich,
London SE10 9LS, UK
GeneralTheme: Unemployment: Recent Macroeconomic
Performance and Policy Implications
For detailed information: autumn.doc
Faculty Seminar in
Political Economy at Queens'
sponsored by the Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust
Michaelmas term schedule 2005-2006
Tue 19th Oct Prof Ajit Singh
Queens' College and Faculty of Economics & Politics University of
"India's Rising: Myth or Reality?"
Tue 9th Nov Prof Philip Arestis
Cambridge Centre for Economic & Public Policy Research University of
"New Consensus Monetary Policy: An Assessment"
Tue 16th Nov Prof Jonathan Temple
Department of Economics, Bristol University
"Aspects of Growth in Dual Economies"
Tue 30th Nov Prof Keith Cowling
Department of Economics, University of Warwick
"Prosperity, Depression and Modern Capitalism"
All seminars will take place at 8:30 PM in the Old Senior Combination
Room at Queens'Research students and Faculty are welcome.
John Eatwell, Ajit Singh, Philip Arestis, Mark Roberts, Murray Millgate,
Andy Cosh, Christos Pitelis.
All queries concerning the seminars should be directed to: Dr Mark
Roberts, New Hall, Cambridge. CB3 0DF. (e-mail:
programme of the Cambridge Realist Workshop for the Michaelmas Term. The
workshop is at the CRASSH seminar rooms in Mill Lane. A map showing how
to get there is found on the workshop website
The workshops, which take place every Monday evening, will run from 8pm
until about 10pm, but drinks are available from 7:30pm. The programme
for this Michaelmas 2004 Term is shown below:
PROGRAMME: MICHAELMAS 2004
“Tensions in Modern Economics: An Explanation and Resolution”
“Doing Economics Differently”
Geoff Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire)
“What are institutions?”
“Technology and the Bad Life”
Shaun Hargreaves-Heap (University of East Anglia)
“Critical Realism and the Heterodox Tradition in Economics”
Stephen Dunn (Stanford University)
“The Realist Approach of J.K. Galbraith”
Stephen Pratten (Kings College, London)
“Can we explain social reality without resorting to fictions?
Abstraction, idealisation and isolationism in economic theory”
To be announced
8th Workshop of
the Research Network “Alternative Conceptions of Macroeconomics Policies
under the Conditions of Unemployment, Globalisation and High Public Debt
on Wages, Distribution and Growth
Workshop Final Programme.pdf
Job Postings for
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.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) Department description at
One year Visiting Assistant Professor opening--with possible one-year
renewal--for candidate with teaching fields that include macroeconomics
at the introductory, intermediate and master’s level. Helpful but not
necessary would be the ability to contribute in other areas including
American economic history, econometrics, regional economic development
and others. Candidate should display exceptional ability in classroom
teaching to a diverse student body at an urban university campus. Ph.D.
preferred, will consider exceptional candidates who are A.B.D. or
experienced applicants. Compensation will be competitive. Portland State
University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and
welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support
diversity. We will be interviewing candidates at the ASSA meetings in
Philadelphia. Review of applications will begin November 15, and
continue until finalists have been identified. Send curriculum vita with
cover letter, writing sample, teaching evaluations or other evidence of
high-caliber teaching, and 3 letters of recommendation. Position open
until filled. CONTACT: Mary King, Chair, Dept. of Economics, Portland
State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751.
Mary King, Professor and Chair
Portland State University e-mail: email@example.com
P.O. Box 751 phone: 503-725-3940
Portland, OR 97207 fax: 503-725-3945
Professor. Tenure Track, Fall 2005.
economist is sought with expertise in applied policy. Demonstrated
interest in promoting economic and financial literacy is desirable.
Ph.D. is required. Excellent teaching is expected along with
strong scholarship. All faculty are expected to teach general
studies courses. Additional duties, including student advisement,
as negotiated under collective bargaining agreement. Salary is
dependent upon experience. Screening will begin immediately and
continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application,
resume, brief statements of teaching philosophy and research interests,
evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation to:
Cheryl R. Kaus, Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The Richard
Stockton College of New Jersey, P.O. Box 195, Pomona NJ 08240.
Stockton is an AA/EOE.
The Commission for
Labor Cooperation (CLC) is an international organization established
under the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC), a
supplementary accord to NAFTA. The agreement commits the three signatory
countries to protect labor rights, improve working conditions and living
standards, and promote cooperation on labor issues across North America.
The Commission is comprised of a Ministerial Council, made up of the
labor ministers of the three Parties, and the CLC Secretariat, the
administrative and research arm of the Commission, located in
The Commission is recruiting an experienced economist with demonstrated
expertise in labor markets, especially in an international context.
Candidates must be nationals of either Canada, Mexico or the United
States. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the
position as soon as possible.
The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College invites applications for a
Research Scholar who will work directly with a team of senior economists
developing and maintaining stock/flow models that track the U.S. and
world economies. Research will focus on the assessment of evolving
economic situations, with stress on formulating strategic policy
The successful candidate will have expertise in econometrics and
macroeconomic analysis; knowledge of the flow of funds and NIPA
accounts; and superb computer skills, including data and file
management. A completed Ph.D. in economics is required.
Send letter of interest, current c.v., references, a detailed
description of research activities, and sample papers to Deborah
Treadway, Levy Economics Institute, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson,
NY 12504. AA/EOE.
Research Scholar, The Distribution of Income and Wealth
The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College invites applications for a
Research Scholar in the program on distribution of income and wealth.
The scholar will collaborate with a team of economists on updating and
extending the Levy Institute Measure of Economic Well-Being (see
www.levy.org/limew for a description and related publications) and
developing analyses of well-being using the measure and its components.
Given the broad nature of our measure, a wide variety of research
interests can be complementary to the project.
The successful candidate will have solid quantitative skills
(familiarity with analyzing survey data using SAS or Stata is a plus)
and strong interest in policy issues. A completed Ph.D. is required, but
candidates expecting the degree in the immediate future will also be
considered. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have
experience or interest in working with (a) time-use data and issues
related to household production; or (b) national microdata sets relating
to countries other than the U.S.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Send letter of interest,
current c.v., references, and sample papers to Deborah Treadway, Levy
Economics Institute, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson,
Papers and Reports
The Reception of
the General Theory
provisoireV3 (2).doc and
which has the papers presented at the conference.
Spirit of Innovation/International Symposium John Kenneth Galbraith
September, 22-25, 2004
Sponsored by the
research group on Industry and Innovation (Lab.RII) of the University of
Littoral Côte d’Opale and the group IGS (Institute of Social
The first Forum The
Spirit of Innovation / International Symposium John Kenneth Galbraith
was held in Paris from the 22nd to the 25th September 2004. It honoured
the work of John Kenneth Galbraith. The aims of this symposium were to
study again the rich and eclectic thought of this great author but also,
according to his approach, to put into light – and to question –
today’s’ conventional wisdom, these ideas which are well received by the
public, which are repeated, taught and diffused by the media and which
are often very far from the economic and social reality. To improve the
understanding of the economic reality aims at finding new political
perspectives, but also in a context of questioning the methods of
teaching economics, it aims at going beyond the traditional and often
too abstract ways which cause the lack of interest of students and then
of individuals for the economic and social problems of the period. These
tasks have often been achieved and gave birth to strong and rich
debates within the sessions of this symposium.
To classify John Kenneth Galbraith in a
predetermined school of the economic sciences has revealed to be a very
difficult task: the influences of the Institutionalists, of the
Keynesians and of the Marxists were emphasized but the
contributors also concluded that a Galbraithian school did not exist.
However, the participants of this conference largely referred to
Galbraith’s approach – which associates history and sociology to the
economic analysis – and to his main contributions to the economic
science: the question of power, of large corporation, financial markets
and institutions as well as the analysis of traditional or new
countervailing powers were at the centre of the sessions which were
dealing with the economic actuality. The issue of innovation included
the question of the origins of innovation and its micro or macro
economic effects. It also continued the destruction of the myth of a
powerful consumer (even if its learning capacity was discussed) all the
more so that financial euphoria, riddled with disillusions, still
obscures the perception of economic actors. The international context
lead the participants to repeat that war is inherent to the functioning
of capitalism, destroying resources and opening new perspectives of
accumulation. Finally, the role of public institutions has been
reaffirmed to support the endogenous creation of resources in developing
countries and to boost new forms of co-development between countries of
the North and of the South. James K. GALBRAITH’s (University of Texas)
presentation “Galbraith a partisan appraisal”, his biographer one’s
Richard PARKER (University of Harvard) “Where Galbraith’s ideas come
from” and Paul DAVIDSON’s (University of Tennessee) presentation
“Galbraith and the Post Keynesian Economists” were the great moments of
the event. The honouring presence of Madam Catherine GALBRAITH created a
moving atmosphere and the lights of the American Embassy and of the
Palais du Luxembourg opened and closed the conference with this strong
willingness to follow on, during the next Forum the Spirit of
Innovation, the exploration of this non orthodox thought.
For the more information, see the book of
Heterodox Journals and
Institutional Economics (JOIE)
The first issue of the Journal of
Institutional Economics (JOIE) will appear in June 2005 and it will be
published by Cambridge University Press.
JOIE will not carry short book reviews. Instead we plan to publish
longer review articles of 1-4 books on a common theme. These review
articles will be refereed: publication will depend on the referees'
reports and the decision of the editors, like all other articles
published in the journal.
I am writing to ask if you would be interested in writing such a review
article for JOIE. If so, please email me a 100-500 word proposal,
including details of the books to be reviewed, the common theme
involved, and the kind of arguments and avenues that you will explore in
your review essay. In addition, please email a copy of your C.V..
The editors will then select the most promising and suitable proposals,
and commission the review articles accordingly.
We are interested in a broad range of themes, including those that cross
disciplinary boundaries. JOIE is devoted to the study of the nature,
role and evolution of institutions in the economy, including firms,
states, markets, money, households and other vital institutions and
organizations. It welcomes contributions by all schools of thought that
can contribute to our understanding of the features, development and
functions of real world economic institutions and organizations.
For detailed information:
The PERI Newsletter of
Research, Policy, and Events
Political Economy Research Institute
The PERI Newletter of Research, Policy, and Events
(1) NEW PERI REPORT: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE FLORIDA LIVING
(2) FINANCIALIZATION AND THE WORLD ECONOMY: BOOK PREVIEW
(3) CAPITAL FLIGHT AND CAPITAL CONTROLS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: BOOK
(4) PERI WEBSITE
(5) NEW WORKING PAPERS
The Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) is based at the
University of Massachusetts, Amherst. For general information about
PERI, please visit our website:
New Heterodox Books and Book
Publications from GDAE
GDAE's continuing work on critiques of
cost-benefit analysis and current health and environmental regulatory
debates has led to three recent publications. The first two were
published by the Center for Progressive Regulation
* In "Applying Cost-benefit Analysis to Past
Decisions: Was Protecting the Environment Ever a Good Idea?", Frank
Ackerman, Lisa Heinzerling, and Rachel Massey argue that the style of
cost-benefit analysis of regulations currently favored in Washington
would have led to rejecting most of the past successes of health and
environmental regulation. Case studies examined in depth include the
regulation of lead in gasoline, the decision not to dam the Grand Canyon
in the 1960s, and the regulation of workplace exposure to vinyl
* In "Flimsy Firewalls: The Continuing Triumph of Efficiency over Safety
and Regulating Mad Cow Risks", Frank Ackerman assists lead author Thomas
McGarity, a law professor at the University of Texas, in exposing the
inadequate regulation of mad cow risks in the US today. Ackerman
contributed the statistical critique of a major study by the Harvard
Center for Risk Analysis, which is widely cited as the basis for
industry and government confidence that we are safe from an outbreak of
mad cow disease.
* In a debate in Environmental Forum magazine (September/October 2004,
reprinted by permission of the publisher), Frank Ackerman debates
Maureen Cropper, James Hammitt, and Cass Sunstein on the moral issues
raised by Ackerman and Heinzerling in their recent book, Priceless.
While the other contributors assert that there is little or nothing
wrong with monetary valuation of health and environment from a moral
perspective, Ackerman emphasizes the ethically troubling assumption,
built into standard cost-benefit analyses, that all public choices
involve commodities rather than rights.
Peter Earl, Tim
Wakeley, Business Economics: A Contemporary Approach
Business Economics: A Contemporary Approach
provides students with a practical and useful learning resource that is
rooted firmly in a pragmatic and pluralist approach to economic
analysis. Designed for both undergraduates and MBA students taking their
first course in business economics, the text focuses on introducing
students to the richness of economics as a framework for understanding
business. It is structured around the changing sets of problems that
decision-makers face, such as getting a firm started, keeping the firm
in business despite growing competition, growing the firm and finally,
rejuvenating the firm in the face of declining demand.
The book covers both mainstream and heterodox theoretical approaches:
This text's starting point is how people in the real world actually make
decisions. In order to illustrate this, this text covers not just
orthodox (‘neoclassical') but also heterodox (behavioural/
evolutionary/Post Keynesian) perspectives, allowing the reader to
appreciate the merits of various approaches.
Heterodox Graduate Program
Institute for Philosophy and Economics
The Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and
Economics (EIPE) invites students to apply for its GRADUATE PROGRAMME in
philosophy and economics, preferably before February 1, 2005 (later
applications will be considered on a first come, first serve basis). The
focus of the programme is on interdisciplinary areas where the
Philosophy and Methodology of Economics, on the one hand, and
Institutional Economics, on the other, meet (with particular attention
paid to the new developments in science studies and to the new economics
of institutions and organizations).
The programme is strongly international. Its working language is
Ideally, applicants have a Master's degree in economics or in
philosophy, or are close to completing such a degree. Those with a
strong Bachelor's degree will also be considered.
The programme is in two parts. The first part provides a one-year MPhil
Degree and it can be done separately. It consists of a set of
foundational courses on topics that range from the philosophy and
rhetoric of both mainstream and heterodox economics to the foundations
of new institutional and evolutionary economics. The core courses are
currently given by Mark Blaug, John Groenewegen, Arjo Klamer, Uskali
Maki, and Jack Vromen as well as visiting professors (such as, in
2000-2004, by Gregory Dow, Wade Hands, John Davis, and Claude Menard).
Overall, EIPE has some 20 Members who participate in its activities,
including teaching, and whose areas of expertise cover a broad range of
fields and topics, from philosophy of science, social epistemology,
social ontology, and internet ethics to theories of rationality,
transaction cost economics, organization theory, game theory, and
cultural economics (the current list of members comprises Gerrit
Antonides, Mark Blaug, Igor Douven, Sanjeev Goyal, John Groenewegen,
George Hendrikse, Jeroen van den Hoven, Maarten Janssen, Arjo Klamer,
Barbara Krug, Theo Kuipers, Deirdre McCloskey, Uskali Maki, Bart
Nooteboom, Paivi Oinas, Laszlo Polos, Ruth Towse, Jack Vromen, Richard
Whitley, Theo van Willigenburg).
The MPhil will be useful for those who want to have a solid introduction
to the areas covered; those who want to upgrade their knowledge close to
the frontline research on these themes; and those who want to prepare
themselves for PhD research at EIPE or elsewhere.
After the MPhil, students can apply
for the second part of the EIPE Programme, the PhD programme. PhD theses
focus on topics related to the EIPE Research Programme "Institutions".
EIPE organizes a regular research seminar
with internationally renowned experts presenting papers. It also runs a
PhD seminar to provide a forum for discussion of the work in progress by
its graduate students. Moreover, it organises international workshops
and conferences on a wide range of topics.
For more information about the institute, the graduate programme, and
application procedures see our web site:
http://www.eur.nl/fw/onderzoek/instellingen or contact the secretary of
the institute, Loes van Dijk (firstname.lastname@example.org,
Association pour le Developpement des Etudes Keynesiennes
For detailed information:
Heterodox Web Sites
for All Coalition:
The National Jobs for
All Coalition is committed to building a new movement for full
employment at livable wages. This goal unites a diverse group of
otherwise divided, single-issue constituencies. The Coalition includes
individuals and organizations with a wide range of interests--workers',
women's, children's and seniors' rights, civil rights, and economic
justice. Others work on health care, the environment, economic
conversion, are academics, social workers and lawyers, artists or simply
concerned individuals. The goals of all of us would be easier to reach
if there were jobs for all at decent wages.
The Center for
Progressive Regulation is a nonprofit research and educational
organization of university-affiliated academics with expertise in the
legal, economic, and scientific issues related to regulation of health,
safety, and the environment. CPR supports regulatory action to protect
health, safety, and the environment, and rejects the conservative view
that government’s only function is to increase the economic efficiency
of private markets. Through research and commentary, CPR seeks to inform
policy debates, critique anti-regulatory research, enhance public
understanding of the issues, and open the regulatory process to public