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URPE Steering Committee Elections

Online voting: Now through June 15th.

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RRPE Editorial Board Elections

Nominations deadline: June 1, 2017

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URPE at 2017 Left Forum

June 2-4, 2017, John Jay College, New York City

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November 17-19, 2017, Tampa, Florida

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URPE at ASSA 2018

January 5-7, 2018, Philadelphia, PA

Call for Papers: Deadline May 1, 2017

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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.


Real World Micro (24th edition)  has just been published by Dollars & Sense.  The book is edited by Rob Larson, Alejandro Reuss, Bryan Snyder, Chris Sturr, and the D&S Collective .Standard microeconomics textbooks depict a tidy world of free markets producing the best outcomes for everyone. Real World Micro confronts neoclassical theory with a messier reality in which disparities of wealth, power, and organization shape the economy, and benefit some groups at others’ expense. (June 22, 2017)

Real World Macro (34th edition) has just been published by Dollars & Sense. The book is edited by Alejandro Reuss, Luis Rosero, Bryan Snyder, Chris Sturr, and the D&S Collective. The latest edition of this perennial bestseller asks the questions that standard textbooks largely neglect: What’s so great about growth? Is unemployment natural? Who decides stock prices? Real World Macro addresses timely topics such as unemployment, inflation, deficits, tax policy, the Federal Reserve, savings, and poverty. 

Michael Zwieg writes on White Working-Class Voters and the Future of Progressive Politics on the URPE blog. (June 1, 2017)

Alejandro Ruess writes Reform or Revolution, part 3 of European Social Democracy and the Roots of the Eurozone Crisis on Dollars & Sense. (June 1, 2017)

On the URPE blog, Scott Carter writes about the online posting of the complete notes on Sraffa's Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities.  (June 1, 2017)

Dean Baker writes Intellectual Property is Real Money on Jacobin. (June 1, 2017)

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