2016-17 URPE Dissertation Fellowship

Robin Chang

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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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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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(Eastern Economic Association)

2016 in Washington DC, February 25-28, 2016
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Call for Papers: Deadline was November 15, 2015
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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.

Mark Kleindinst has written Corporate Walkover in Progress: The Case of the Southern Company’s “Clean Coal” Plant in Mississippi.  The project to create an experimental “clean coal” plant in Mississippi is funded by electric utility customers in the poorest state in the United States. The incentives for the project come from the industry capturing the Public Service Commission of Mississippi. The controversial incentives stipulate that the Southern Company can earn a return on money spent to create electrical infrastructure, even if the experimental plant never produces any electricity. The Southern Company’s Kemper County Mississippi “Radcliffe” Plant, originally estimated to cost about $1.2 billion, is approaching $6 billion dollars, is still not operational, and may never be a profitable facility. Despite this, over 180,000 of America’s poorest citizens are expected to foot the bill. (July 18, 2016)

See Brian Tokar's talk on Climate extremes at the Left Forum on our URPE YouTube page.  (July 18, 2016)

David Kotz has written A Tough Time for Conventional Wisdom on Common Dreams.  (July 12, 2016)

John Weeks has written Understanding the Corbyn Phenomenon on the Dollars and Sense blog. (July 12, 2016)

Andy Battle has written A Message to CUNY Adjuncts, Part-timers and other Exploited Faculty on the Occasion of the Proposed Contract on CUNY Struggle.  (July 12, 2016)

Richard D. Wolfe has written Economic Theorists: The High Priests of Capitalism on Truthout. (July 5, 2016)

Patrick Bond has written The flight of corporate profits poses biggest threat to South Africa's economy in a recent issue of Pambazuka News.  (July 5, 2016)

Ismael Hossein-zadeh has written Marx on Financial Bubbles: Much Keener Insights Than Contemporary Economists on Counterpunch. (July 5, 2016)

Fadel Kaboub brings to our attention the June newsletter of the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity. (July 5, 2016)

Elgar has just released The Great Financial Meltdown: Systemic, Conjunctural or Policy Created? edited by Turan Subasat, with contributions from URPE members Erdogan Bakir, Ricardo Bellofiore, Al. Campbell, David Kotz, Simon Mohun, Ozgur Orhangazi,  and John Weeks. The Great Financial Meltdown reviews, advocates and critiques the systemic, conjunctural and policy-based explanations for the 2008 crisis. The book expertly examines these explanations to assess their analytical and empirical validity. Comprehensive yet accessible chapters, written by a collection of prominent authors, cover a wide range of political economy approaches to the crisis, from Marxian through to Post Keynesian and other heterodox schools. (June 29, 2016)

Jennifer Wicks-Lim has written It Pays to be White on the Dollars & Sense blog. (June 27, 2016)

Robin Hahnel has written Brexit: Establishment Freakout on Counterpunch.  (June 27, 2016)

Paddy Quick has written Donald Trump and Micro- vs. Macro- Economics on the URPE Blog. (June 27, 2016)

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