Date: Mon Mar 21 2005 - 20:55:32 EST
This came with an attachment which was 265K long, which I have deleted. You can read the entire issue at: <http://www.btinternet.com/~pae_news/review/issue30.htm > The articles by McCartney, van Bouwel, and McFarling have relevance to our recent discussion on the "new pluralism" in economics. In solidarity, Jerry post-autistic economics review Issue no. 30, 21 March 2005 back issues at www.paecon.net Subscribers: 8,011 in approximately 150 countries Subscriptions are free. To subscribe, email "subscribe". To unsubscribe, email "unsubscribe". To subscribe a colleague, email "subscribe colleague" and give their email address. Send to: email@example.com In this issue: Forum on Economic Reform In recent decades the alliance of neoclassical economics and neoliberalism has hijacked the term "economic reform". By presenting political choices as market necessities, they have subverted public debate about what economic policy changes are possible and are or are not desirable. This new venue intends to promote discussion of economic reform that is not limited to the one ideological point of view. - Erik S. Reinert Development and Social Goals: Balancing Aid and Development to Prevent 'Welfare Colonialism' - Matthew McCartney Game Theory: a Refinement or an Alternative to Neo-classical Economics? Symposium on Reorienting Economics (Part III) Dialogue on the reform of economics with Tony Lawson's Reorienting Economics as focal point - Jeroen Van Bouwel Towards a Framework for Pluralism in Economics - Bruce R. McFarling Finding a Critical Pragmatism in Reorienting Economics -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Three Announcements Leontief Prize This year's Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought has been won by Ha-Joon Chang of Cambridge University and Richard Nelson of Columbia University for their contributions in the areas of innovation and international development. The Leontief Prize recognizes economists whose work combines theoretical and empirical research that promotes a more comprehensive understanding of social and environmental processes. Cambridge Advanced Programme on Rethinking Development Economics Hosted by Development Studies Committee, University of Cambridge with support from the Ford Foundation, 14 July - 30 July, 2005, Queens' College, Cambridge, England The programme is mainly intended for young academics and will admit a select group of 20 or so young academics from developing countries, including transition economies, and provide them with lectures, discussion, and research workshops with leading scholars on cutting edge topics in development economics from a number of critical perspectives. The programme will fully finance travel, accommodation, subsistence, and fees for those who are selected. This year's lecturers whose participation is confirmed are, in alphabetical order, Ha-Joon Chang (Cambridge), Andrea Cornia (Firenze), Michael Ellman (Amsterdam), Diane Elson (Essex), Shailaja Fennell (Cambridge), Ben Fine (SOAS), Ilene Grabel (Denver), Jomo, S.K. (Assistant-Secretary General, UN), Martin Khor (Third World Network), Sanjaya Lall (Oxford), Deepak Nayaar (Delhi), Jose Antonio Ocampo (Under-Secretary General), Peter Nolan (Cambridge), Gabriel Palma (Cambridge), Erik Reinert (The Other Canon Foundation), John Sender (SOAS), Ajit Singh, (Cambridge), Howard Stein (Michigan), Lance Taylor (New School), and John Toye (Oxford). Participation by Barbara Harris-White (Oxford) is to be confirmed. Applications, including a CV, transcripts, and a letter of recommendation, should be received by Dr. Ha-Joon Chang, Course Director, CAPORDE, Development Studies Committee, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX, United Kingdom, by 25 April. For further details visit this web page. Directory of researchers in behavioural economics Are you working on behavioural economics or related topics? We are compiling a directory for the UK Environment Agency (a public body in the UK which seeks to protect the environment) of international researchers (at doctoral level and above) who are actively working on: · issues relating to bounded rationality and models of behaviour which go beyond the standard neoclassical models · in the fields of behavioural, institutional and experimental economics or psychology where it is being applied to economics or organisational behaviour, · and in particular where this work has direct relevance to policy makers. The main aim of compiling this database is to give the Environment Agency contacts in the international academic community and a better understanding of the research that is presently being conducted across the world. The directory will also be made publicly available so that researchers are aware of who is working on different areas and can make contact with one another. If you would like to be included please fill in the short on-line form (which takes only 3 - 4 minutes) at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=79693869078. This directory is being compiled by nef (the new economics foundation). nef is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. For more information see: www.neweconomics.org.
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