Letter to Prime Minister of Turkey

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Calls for Submissions

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(Southern Economic Association)

November 19 – 21, 2016
Washington, DC
Call for Papers: Deadline is April 13, 2016
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(Allied Social Science Associations)

Chicago, IL on January 6-8, 2017
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Click here for 2017 URPE at ASSA Program
Call for Papers: Deadline is May 1, 2016

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(Call for June 2016 around Dec 2015. Here 2015 information)

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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(Eastern Economic Association)

2016 in Washington DC, February 25-28, 2016
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Call for Papers: Deadline was November 15, 2015
Click here for the previous 2015 URPE at EEA Program

For more on URPE activities, see the new 2015
Annual Report

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

Mark Weisbrot.'s Failed: What the "Experts" Got Wrong about the Global Economy  has been published by the Oxford University Press. The book analyzes long-term economic failures, from the Eurozone to developing countries, shows how political agendas are often at the root of long-term economic failures and - as in the Eurozone - can prolong financial crises unnecessarily, and examines why the IMF has lost most of its influence in middle-income countries over the past decade and a half. (May 3, 2016)

Jonathan Levin and Michael Zweig have produced a short film Light from Darkness on the new  Iraqi labor law. See the power of international labor solidarity and a united Iraqi labor movement as they win passage of an historic labor law in the Iraqi parliament.  It is a true victory in the most difficult circumstances, in Iraq and for working people everywhere. See the video here. (May 3, 2016)

Richard Wolff analyzed the American economy from a Marxist perspective on Smart Talk with Andrew Mazzone. Prof. Wolff advocates for workers self-directed enterprises (WSDEs) as a key part of moving forward from the current model of capitalism to a new and better economy, citing evidence of new corporations around the world. (May 3, 2016)

Mike Zweig reports that the How Class Works - 2016 conference (June 9-11) program schedule, registration, and housing information is now  available online. This year's conference has over 200 presentations in more than 50 sessions over three days, beginning Thursday June 9.  It is again broadly international - presenters from 20 countries outside the U.S. - and features a mix of graduate students, senior scholars, labor and community activists, and artists.  All exploring class dynamics and how class intersects with race, gender, and ethnicity - in the economy, politics, culture, history.  (April 23, 2016)

Chris Tully informs us that the final program of the conference on “Precarious Work: Domination and Resistance in the US, China, and the World,” to take place on August 19, 2016 at Seattle Central College in Seattle, Washington, from 9am-6pm  is now online. This conference will bring together large groups of researchers from the USA, China, and Canada, as well as scholars from 12 other countries, to present research on a wide range of topics related to precarious work.  Registration is free, but space is limited. (April 23, 2016)

Fadel Kaboub invites URPE members to the 13th International Post Keynesian Conference  September 15-18, 2016 at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.  2016.  There is a Call for Papers with the deadline May 15. (April 23, 2016)

See Member Activities page for more. Also see Member Books and Opinion.