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

URPE at SEA
(Southern Economic Association)

November 19 – 21, 2016
Washington, DC
2016 URPE at SEA program

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URPE at ASSA
(Allied Social Science Associations)

Chicago, IL on January 6-8, 2017
More information on URPE at ASSA
2017 URPE at ASSA Program

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URPE at EEA
(Eastern Economic Association)

February 23-26, 2017
New York City

2017 Call for Papers: Deadline November 15, 2016
2016 URPE at EEA Program

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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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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.

Vol. 1 No. 1 of the new open access on-line Journal of Working Class Studies is now available. Pieces by Sherry Lee Linkon and John Russo, Michael Zweig, Jack Metzgar, Deborah Warnock, and Sarah Attfield, plus book reviews. (January 17, 2017)

Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer,  the new book by Dean Baker, is available as a free download. (January 17, 2017)

Wiley has just published Steve Keen's Can we avoid another financial crisis? The financial crash that convulsed the world in 2008 had cataclysmic effects on the global economy, and took conventional economists completely by surprise.  In this compelling and explosive book, Steve Keen, one of the very few economists who anticipated the crash, shows why the self-declared experts were wrong and offers a realistic, monetary approach to economics that can warn of crises before they happen. He shows how ever-rising levels of private debt make another financial crisis almost inevitable unless politicians tackle the real dynamics causing financial instability.  (January 17, 2017)

Fadhel Kaboub informs us of the December Binzagar Insitute newsletter. (January 17, 2017)

Dean Baker writes Is Globalization to Blame? on the Boston Review website. (January 12, 2017)

Richard Rosen writes A Socialist Economy for the 21st Century,  a Next System Project report. (January 3, 2017)

Sasha Breger Bush writes Trump and National Neoliberalism on the  Dollars & Sense blog. (January 3, 2017)

Deepankar Basu and Ramaa Vasudevan write Demonetisation paradox: Lack of popular opposition to a move that has caused widespread havoc in India's The Wire. (December 19, 2016)

John Weeks and Elizabeth Dore discuss A new dawn for Cuba on ShareRadio.  (December 19, 2016)

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