URPE has been dedicated to promoting the
study, development, and application
of radical political economic analysis to
social problems since 1968.


URPE News and Upcoming Events

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URPE Brooklyn Conference:

Left-Wing Economics in a Right- Wing Political Climate

April 8, 2017
St. Francis College, Brooklyn NY
See details here

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Call for Papers: Deadline March 31, 2017

November 17-19, 2017, Tampa, Florida

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URPE at 2017 Left Forum

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

Call for sessions

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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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For more on URPE activities, see the 2016
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.

See Matías Vernengo on Latin America’s Crisis: End of the Commodity Super-Cycle, or Return of Neoliberalism on the URPE blog. (March 29, 2017)

Patrick Bond has written In South Africa, enter stage left: Jacob Zuma's "Radical Economic Transformation alternative factoids in Pambazuka News. (March 29, 2017)

See Dean Baker discuss How the Fed inflation target is keeping wages low and people out of jobs on the Real News Network. (March 29, 2017)

See Richard Wolff''s  Economic Update: US Housing Crisis on the URPE blog. (March 29, 2017)

See Richard Wolff's video Nationalism and Scapegoating Foreigners on the URPE blog. (February 20, 2017)

Alejandro Ruess interviews Gerald Epstein on The Political Economy of Trumponomics on the URPE blog.    See the original article on which the interview was based. (February 20, 2017)

Ron Baiman's  The Global Free Trade Error: The Infeasiblity of Ricardo's Comparative Advantage Theory has just been published by Routledge. The doctrine of "free trade" is second only to that of "free markets" in undergirding ideological support for our current global economic structures and rules. The Global Free Trade Error provides a detailed analysis of these foundational models and counter-poses these to alternative Neo-Marxist "unequal exchange" models of global trade and finance. (February 20, 2017)

Chad Kautzer describes Seven Ways You Can Support Academics in Turkey on the URPE Blog. (February 13, 2017)

Robin Hahnel's Income Distribution and Environmental Sustainablity  has just been published by Routledge. Any economics that does not deal forthrightly with economic inequality is no longer suitable for the twenty-first century. Similarly, any economics which does not provide a coherent way to integrate environmental sustainability into economic analysis will fail to command allegiance in the century ahead. This book demonstrates how the Sraffian framework provides important advantages in both areas. (February 16, 2017)

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