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Review of Radical Political Economics

Current Issue of RRPE includes articles by:
François-Xavier Devetter, Emilio Diaz and Francisco Velasco,
Urban Sušnik,
Stergios A. Seretis and Persefoni V. Tsaliki,
Mary V. Wrenn, and George Liagouras

2016-17 URPE Dissertation Fellowship

Robin Chang

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Letter to Prime Minister of Turkey

from URPE Steering Committee

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Calls for Submissions

For RRPE Special Issues

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(Southern Economic Association)

November 19 – 21, 2016
Washington, DC
Call for Papers: Deadline was 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 was May 1, 2016

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(Eastern Economic Association)

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Click here for the previous 2015 URPE at EEA Program

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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.

Mary King informs us  of  a free, 1-day workshop to learn about and explore a new OECD dataset on literacy, numeracy and digital problem-solving skills of adults in 40 countries. The workshop will be held January 5 in Chicago just before the ASSA meetings.  For more information and to register.  (October 4, 2016)

Hunger Notes for August and September by Lane Vanderslice provides comments and links to important and interesting stories about hunger and poverty, including fewer people poor and hungry in the United States, the Bayer-Monsanto merger, and how the leaders of South Sudan robbed the country. (October 4, 2016)

On YouTube, Scott Carter gives an introduction to the Sraffa archive at Cambridge University and to Carter's Heretical Sraffa website  (September 13, 2016)

On the URPE blog, David Fields has posts on cuts at  the UMass-Amherst Labor Center, and possible elimination of the Center itself.  See UMass-Amherst preparing to abolish Labor Center and UMass admins deny "attack" on Labor Center. (September 13, 2016)

David Fields provides information on the faculty lockout at LIU Brooklyn. (September 13, 2016)

Bruce Pietrykowski informs us of the Twink Frey Visiting Social Activist Fellowship at the University of Michigan. Deadline is October 1.  For more information and application details: http://www.cew.umich.edu/action/tfvsa. (September 13, 2016)

Paresh Chattopadhyay's Marx's Associated Mode of Production: A Critique of Marxism  has just been published by Palgrave. This book aims to restore Marx’s original emancipatory idea of socialism, conceived as an association of free individuals centered on working people’s self-emancipation after the demise of capitalism. The book  argues that, Marx’s (and Engels’s) ideas have been deliberately warped with misinterpretation not only by those who resent these ideas but more consequentially by those who have come to power under the banner of Marx, calling themselves communists. This book challenges those who have inaccurately revised Marx’s ideas to justify their own pursuit of political power.  (September 8, 2016)

Mark Weisbrot has written Brazil's Political and Economic Crisis Threatens Its Democracy on The Hill.com. (September 1, 2016)

Mark Weisbrot has written Will the IMF Become Irrelevant Before It Changes? in The Nation.  The neo-liberal reforms it has imposed on countries around the world have been disastrous. (September 1, 2016)

Matías Vernengo appears on the Rick Smith show podcast to discuss the horrible outcomes of privatization around the world as the US Department of Justice recently announced it was no longer going to use private prisons. (September 1, 2016)

Elgar has just published  The Global South after the Crisis: Growth, Inequality and Development in the Aftermath of the Great Recession edited by Hasan Cömert and Rex A. McKenzie.  The book is an appraisal and analysis of how the Great Recession of 2008 to 2009 unfolded in the developing world and an exploration of its effects on those countries, particularly on each one’s economic management. Essays identify the ways in which the crisis was transmitted to these countries and the associated policy responses of the governments concerned. The volume is split into two accessible sections. The first part concentrates on the impact of the crisis on growth, inequality, policy responses and policy shifts in key areas such as central banking. The second part comprises individual country case studies and includes an exploration of the vulnerabilities related to the integration of developing economies into the world economy. (August 31, 2016)

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