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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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(Southern Economic Association)

New Orleans, November 21 - 25, 2015
Call for Papers: Deadline was May 1, 2015

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(Allied Social Science Associations)

San Francisco  •  January 3-5, 2016
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Call for Papers: Deadline was May 1, 2015

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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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For more on URPE activities, see the new 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

Anwar Shaikh is presenting an on-line series of lectures on his new book Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises.  See the first lectures here. (February 7, 2016)

Patrick Bond has written BRICS face brewing external capitalist crisis and growing internal strife in the February 4, 2016 Pamabazuka News. (February 7, 2016)

Jeannette Wicks-Lim has written Is a $15 Minimum Wage Economically Feasible? in the January/February issue of Dollars and Sense.  (February 7, 2016)

Routledge has just published  Gender, Development and Globalization: Economics as if All People Mattered. 2nd Edition  written by Lourdes Beneria, Günseli Berik and Maria Floro. Gender, Development, and Globalization is the leading primer on global feminist economics and development. Lourdes Benería, a pioneer in the field of feminist economics, is joined in this second edition by Gunseli Berik and Maria Floro to update the text to reflect the major theoretical, empirical, and methodological contributions and global developments in the last decade. Its interdisciplinary investigation remains accessible to a broad audience interested in an analytical treatment of the impact of globalization processes on development and wellbeing in general and on social and gender equality in particular. (February 1, 2016)

David Laibman's book,  Passion and Patience: Society, History and Revolutionary Vision,  has been published by International Publishers.  The chapters in this book are built up mainly from the "Editorial Perspectives" essays written by Laibman for the Marxist journal Science & Society, over the past 20 years.  They cover aspects of historical materialist theory; labor, symbols and human nature; political economy and economics; capitalism and crisis; revolution, reform and socialism; conceptualizing and theorizing time; the theory of socialism and communism; the USSR and Russia, history and controversy; Marxism, science, methodology; forecasts, culture, and ideology.  (February 1, 2016)

Anwar Shaikh's book, Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises has just been published by the Oxford University Press. The book takes a unique approach in developing an economic analysis of modern capitalism without any reliance on conventional assumptions of either perfect or imperfect competition.  It reconciles macro and micro aspects of growth, making this work extremely relevant to current growth theory. It critiques mainstream neoclassical economics and offers an alternative framework for understanding modern economies. (January 25, 2016)

Ted K. Schmidt's book  The Political Economy of Food and Finance has just been published by Routledge. This book describes the financialization process in commodity futures markets which transformed commodities into an asset class. Incorporated into the portfolio decisions of investors, commodity prices now behave like all asset prices, becoming more volatile and subject to periodic bubbles. As commodity prices were driven higher in the 2000s, farmland became more valuable, setting off a global land grab by investors, nations, and corporations. More recently, under the financialization food regime, slow growth and low returns encouraged merger activity driven by private equity firms, with food industry corporations as prime targets, leading to increased industry concentration. (January 25, 2016)

See Member Activities page for more. Also see Member Books and Opinion.