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URPE Activities

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URPE at LEFT FORUM

NYC, May 29 - 31, 2015
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYC
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Call for panels for URPE at 2015 LF

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URPE at SEA
(Southern Economic Association)

New Orleans, November 21 - 25, 2015
Call for Papers: Deadline is May 1, 2015

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URPE at ASSA
(Allied Social Science Associations)

San Francisco  •  January 3-5, 2016
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Call for Papers: Deadline is May 1, 2015
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URPE at EEA
(Eastern Economic Association)

2016 in Washington DC, date TBA
(material below from 2015 meetings)
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Call for Papers: Deadline is November 15, 2014
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Member Activities Update

See our MEMBER ACTIVITES page to see what members have been up to recently. This column is the latest activities. Also see Member Books

David Laibman will be singing at People’s Voice Café at The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, 40 East 35th Street (between Park and Madison) at  8 p.m on October 10, 2015.  David Laibman brings together an exciting variety of people’s music, all wrapped around with colorful commentary and creative instrumental guitar techniques.  He is known as an innovative ragtime guitarist, with a now-classic 1970 CD from Folkways (“The New Ragtime Guitar,” with Eric Schoenberg), and, most recently, Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop (“Adventures in Ragtime”).  (September 2, 2015)

Tae-Hee Jo and Zdravka Todorova have edited Advancing the Frontiers of Heterodox Economics: Essays in Honor of Frederick S. Lee, published by Routledge. This collection of essays honors the life and work of one of the most prominent and fervent heterodox economists, Frederic S. Lee, who has been at the heart of the heterodox economics movements for the past three decades. Part I addresses the importance of history, theory, research methods, and institutions in the making of the identity of heterodox economics as an alternative to mainstream economics. Part II delves into heterodox microeconomic theories—in particular, investment, pricing, competition, markets, and market governance—as foundations of heterodox macroeconomic analyses. Part III expands the analysis of the capitalist social provisioning process with an emphasis on its subsystems and their relationships over historical time. Part IV encapsulates the life and work of Frederic S. Lee.  (September 2, 2015)

Mark Kleindinst has edited  Katrina, Ten Years After.  This book tells the truth about the resiliency of the people of the area, buffeted by not only a storm but by the Great Recession over the last decade.  There was a great amount of generosity, but there were also conflicts between classes and ethnic groups over the spoils of aid funds. Among the chapters is the story of the Lower Ninth Ward’s struggle to rebuild, the environmentally concerned salvage business in New Orleans the “Green Project,” and the efforts of Vietnamese communities to respond to yet again another devastating series of events. (September 1, 2015)

At a July 19th Community Forum entitled The Illinois Budget Crisis, Workers’ Rights and Revenue,  Ron Baiman, a member of the Chicago Political Economy Group,  gave a presentation on how a LaSalle Street Tax (also known as a Financial Transaction Tax), could save the Chicago and Illinois budgets and clean up exchanges such as the Chicago Mercantile.  Download the full (Powerpoint) presentation. (August 13, 2015)

See MEMBER ACTIVITIES page for more.

Also see Member Books