[OPE-L] issue no. 30 of the Post-Autistic Economics Reveiw [G27]

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
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

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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

The main aim of compiling this database is to give the Environment Agency
contacts in the international  academic community and a better
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If you would like to be included please fill in the short on-line form
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This directory is being compiled by nef  (the new economics foundation).
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