[URPE] Heterodox Economics Newsletter-14
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Sun Jul 31 14:57:18 MDT 2005
Heterodox Economics Newsletter
Issue-14 , July 30, 2005
>From the Editor
At the EAEPE 2005 Conference there will be a one-day job market on Friday 11 November. A large room has been reserved for interviews. Contact Wolfram Elsner at [welsner at uni-bremen.de] for more information. If you are planning to interview for positions at the Conference, please send me the job advert in whatever language is appropriate and I will distribute it via the Newsletter.
In my last newsletter I invited statements about where heterodox economists get jobs and what they are like. I have received a few replies such as the following two:
I know quite a few heteros in U.S. federal and state government. It is of course not entirely stable since it depends somewhat on which party is in charge, but for the most part there is little change at the level at which most economists operate. In government, it doesn't seem to matter all that much whether you are hetero or not because you just need to have the analytical skills and to be able to do public policy analysis. Heteros seem to do very well in government because most of them can form complete sentences and aren't mathematical autistics-- but they do need to have the statistical skills.
I also know of several heteros employed in non-profit enterprises (advocacy groups or funding organizations). In many environmental, labor and health organizations they need people to do and contract for analysis and to interpret studies for executives.
I myself worked for a labor research organization for 5 years , then in State government for 6 years and have recently gotten a tenure track job with St. Martin's University in Washington State.
Just an impression and probably totally biased, but there actually does seem to be some limited interest among some business schools for those versed in institutional industrial organization/ business theory. I think this might (?) be because some of the Wisconsin-schooled are retiring. Just a total guess on my part.
I consider myself an heterodox economist in Argentina. As economists of this country, we have got a lot of experience in political economy as a result of the various plans that were taken up in the last two decades, all of them trying to solve different situations: hyperinflation, deflation, unemployment, balance of payment crisis, etc. Regarding to your question about heterodox economists´ jobs, since my graduation I have been working in public jobs, first only as professor in the public University and later also at the Ministry of Economy and in the Secretariat of Tourism. Currently I am working at the Ministry of Economy of Argentina in public investment, specifically in project evaluation.
If I get some more comments like the above, I will put them together into a 'report' and post it in an upcoming Newsletter.
In this issue:
- Call for Papers <http://l.web.umkc.edu/leefs/htn14.htm#Call_for_Papers>
- URPE 2006 ASSA Conference Notice
- Heterodox Pedagogy Workshop-January 2006
- The Creating a Culture of Full Employment Conference
- XVI ISA World Congress of Sociology 2006RC-40: Sociology of Agriculture and Food
- Association for Institutional Thought [AFIT]
- Conferences, Seminars and Lectures <http://l.web.umkc.edu/leefs/htn14.htm#Conferences,_Seminars_and_Lectures>
- International Forum on the Political Economy of Globalization
- Conference on Radical Economics in the 20th Century: Radical Economics and the Labor Movement
- Colloquium "The Representation of Capital 1700-2000: Speculation and Displacement"
- Critical Labour Studies Workshop: The Future of Labour and Employment
- 2005 USSEE Conference
- IVth International Conference - 4ème Colloque International Democracy and Economy/ Démocratie et économie
- Institutional Economics and the Next Generation Infrastructures
- Job Postings for Heterodox Economists <http://l.web.umkc.edu/leefs/htn14.htm#Job_Postings_for_Heterodox_Economists>
- EAEPE 2005 Conference-Job Market
- Hampshire College
- Heterodox Conference Papers, Reports and Working Papers <http://l.web.umkc.edu/leefs/htn14.htm#Heterodox_Conference_Papers_and_Reports_and_Articles>
- Association for Heterodox Economics
- Heterodox Journals and Newsletters <http://l.web.umkc.edu/leefs/htn14.htm#Heterodox Journals and Newspapers>
- Monthly Review
- Review of Social Economy
- Heterodox Books and Book Series <http://l.web.umkc.edu/leefs/htn14.htm#Heterodox Books and Book Series>
-David R. Howell, ed., Fighting Unemployment: The Limits of Free Market Orthodoxy (with a preface by Richard Freeman)
- Heterodox Graduate Program and PhD Scholarships <http://l.web.umkc.edu/leefs/htn14.htm#Heterodox_Graduate_Program_and_PhD_Scholarships>
- National University of Ireland, Galway
- Heterodox Associations and Institutes <http://l.web.umkc.edu/leefs/htn14.htm#Heterodox_Associations_and_Institutes>
- Institut für Makrooekonomie und Konjunkturforschung (IMK) in der Hans-Boeckler-Stiftung
- Foro de Estudiantes de Economía
- For Your Information <http://l.web.umkc.edu/leefs/htn14.htm#For_Your_Information>
- The Society for the Development of Austrian Economics
- URPE's new Social Security web page
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