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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
Click here for the 2017 URPE at SEA program

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(Allied Social Science Associations)

Chicago, IL on January 6-8, 2017
Click here for more information on URPE at ASSA

Click here for 2017 URPE at ASSA Program
Call for Papers: Deadline was May 1, 2016

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Click here for more information on URPE at LF
Videos from URPE sessions at Left Forum can be seen here.

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(Eastern Economic Association)

Click here for more information on URPE at EEA
Click here for the previous 2015 URPE at EEA Program

For more on URPE activities, see the 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.

The deadline for submissions to the ICAPE conference to be held in Chicago just before the ASSA meetings has been extended to September 12.  See more information about the conference and paper topic areas.

Heather Boushey, the executive director of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, will be chief economist on Hillary Clinton's transition team, should Clinton win, Reuters reports. (August 17, 2016)

Alejandro Reuss has written part 1 of  The Eurozone Crisis: Monetary Union and Fiscal Disunion in the Triple Crisis blog. (August 17, 2016)

See Scott Carter's new blog Heretical Sraffa: Furtive Thoughts on Economics and Economic Theory. (August 17, 2016)

Dean Baker has written The Risk of Imagining Capitalism To Be Unfettered in his  Beat the Press blog on the failings of economic reporting. (August 17, 2016)

John Weeks has written Labour Party Leadership:  Fight for Policies, Not Souls in the Dollars & Sense blog. (August 17, 2016)

Ebru Kongar informs us of IAFFE's course syllabus page with sylabi for 23  gender-related courses including  Feminist Economics (undergraduate) by Julie Mathaei and Gender in Latin American Development by Carmen Diana Deere.  (August 15, 2016)

Dean Baker has written Homeownership drop is bad news, but not for the reason you think in the New York Times.  (August 5, 2016)

Scott Carter has written U.S. Constitution 101, a refresher in the Tulsa World. (August 5, 2016)

Dean Baker has written Secret on Orphan Drugs: The government could pay the other half of the price also on his Beat the Press blog, a commentary on economic reporting. (August 5, 2016)

Videos of  talks by URPE members at the 2016 Left Forum are now on the URPE YouTube channel including those by David Kotz, "The rise and fall of neoliberalism,"  Tadzio Mueller, "Climate justice movement and Paris." and Senowa Mize Fox, "Lesssons from Paris." (July 28, 2016)

The vast and historic marshlands in southeastern Iraq, home to Sumerian culture and history for over 5,000 years, have been under threat from deliberate destruction by Saddam Hussein, and more recently by water diversion from the Tigris River. Filmmaker Jonathan Levin and Michael Zweig made the short film The Iraqi Marshes: Beauty and Civilization in Danger (English Version)  to help protect these invaluable wetlands after visiting them in October 2012. UNESCO, responding to petitions from Iraqi civil society organizations and their international allies, in July 2016 named the Marshes a World Heritage Site.  Read a report from The Guardian. The Center for Study of Working Class Life is pleased to have been able to document an important part of this campaign. (July 25, 2016)

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