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(Southern Economic Association)

November 19 – 21, 2016
Washington, DC
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Chicago, IL on January 6-8, 2017
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2016 in Washington DC, February 25-28, 2016
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Member Activities Update

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

Jennifer Wicks-Lim has written It Pays to be White on the Dollars & Sense blog, (June 27, 2016)

Robin Hahnel has written Brexit:: Establishment Freakout on Counterpunch.  (June 27, 2016)

Paddy Quick has written Donald Trump and Micro- vs. Macro- Economics on the URPE Blog. (June 27, 2016)

Ron Baiman's book, The Morality of Radical Economics: Ghost Curve Ideology and the Value Neutral Aspect of Neoclassical Economics has just been published by Routledge. This book is in equal parts a treatise on morality and economics, a critique of neoclassical orthodoxy, a brief for replacing mainstream economics with a radical political economics, and an argument for the abandonment of neoliberal capitalism in favor of democratic socialism. It includes a detailed proposal for a "demand and cost" alternative to "supply and demand" analysis and an in-depth technical critique of both neoclassical "high theory" and "applied microeconomic analysis" demonstrating that these are not only infeasible or immoral, but have directly contributed to public policy disasters. (June 16, 2016)

Routledge has just published  Latin America after the Financial Crisis – Economic Ramifications from Heterodox Perspectives edited byJuan E. Santarcángelo, Orlando Justo, and Paul Cooney. The book explains how the global financial crisis affected Latin America, analyze the main transmission channels that helped the crisis to spread in the region, and understand why this one was not as severe as other crises have been in the past. (June 16, 2016)

Arthur MacEwan has written Do Trade Agreements Forstall Progessive Policy? in the May/June issue of Dollars and Sense. (June 16, 2016)

George Demartino informs us of a conference on Ethics, Integrity, and Responsible Leadership in Economics to be held in the St. Louis area Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th. (June 16, 2016)

Economics in the 21st Century: A Critical Perspective,  written by Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson, has just been published by the University of Toronto Press. Chernomas and Hudson demonstrate how today’s top young economists continue to lead the field in the wrong direction. The recent winners of the John Bates Clark medal, economics’s “baby Nobel,” have won that award for studying important issues such as economic development, income inequality, crime, and health. Examining their research, Chernomas and Hudson show that this work focuses on individual choice,  ignores the systematic role of power in the economic system, and leads to solutions that are of limited effectiveness at best and harmful at worst. (June 15, 2016)

Argeo T. Quiñones-Pérez and Ian J. Seda-Irizarry have written Politics, Primaries and Crisis in Puerto Rico  for Telesur.  A more detailed discussion of the crisis by the same authors is available in their paper Wealth Extraction, Governmental Servitude, and Social Disintegration in Colonial Puerto Rico. (June 15, 2016)

See more on our Member Activities page. Also see Member Books and Opinion