[OPE-L:6912] [OPE-L:402] URPE Conf Big Sched jan 3-5

Gerald Levy (glevy@pratt.edu)
Wed, 30 Dec 1998 07:15:16 -0500 (EST)

In the schedule below, you will note that many listmemmbers are making
presentations. If you are coming to the conference and want to get
together informally, please respond off-list or give me a call (at
212-777-2446) when you get into the City./In solidarity, Jerry
URPE at ASSA - January 3-5, 1999

Unfair Reduction in Sessions:
URPE Plans to Get Them Back

The URPE at ASSA sessions this January 1999 in New York City will be quite
packed. As many of you know, the American Economic Association (AEA)
unilaterally reduced the number of URPE sessions to 18 at the Allied Social
Science Associations (ASSA) meeting this year. (The AEA wholly controls the
ASSA and only uses ASSA as a trade name.) This has forced the URPE at ASSA
organizer, Al Campbell, to squeeze everyone into very full sessions and to
increase the role of the discussants. Remember, if you have not handed in
your completed paper by November 20 to Al Campbell (for papers submitted
individually) or to the chair of your panel (for papers submitted as part
of a session), you will not be able to present at the January meetings.

As URPE developed out of the anti-war movement in the late 1960s, URPE
members demanded that the AEA allow a progressive, alternative voice in
economics. Over the past 30 years, URPE has become a home for radical
political economists and has fostered the development of a wide variety of
political economy theory. The forced reduction in sessions makes it more
difficult for URPE to fulfill its role.

URPE now has a total of 18 sessions for January 1999 (down from 32). Of the
59 sessions that the AEA elimi-nated for the 1999 ASSA meetings, URPE lost
14, accounting for 23% of this year's losses. URPE is slated to lose 9 more
in January 2000. This would leave us with only 9 sessions each year from
2000 on. The URPE Steering Committee at present is fighting to maintain our
current level of 18 sessions and to reinstate some portion of the 14 lost
this year.

The URPE Steering Committee has the assistance of an Ad Hoc Committee on
the ASSA that was established at the URPE Summer Conference this August.
Together, the Steering Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee are planning to
present a resolution at the AEA Business Meeting to forestall further
planned cuts to sessions. The Steering Committee is working in concert with
other organizations affected by the AEA's decision. After much discussion,
the committee decided to continue with the two-staged approach: a formal
written protest, followed by other action if warranted.

We need you to get involved:

* Attend the URPE-organized sessions at the ASSA meeting this January
3-5, 1999. Registration for ASSA is based at the New York Hilton and
Towers, and all the URPE sessions are located at the Sheraton New York
Hotel and Towers. You may attend as the guest of a fully registered
participant: $25 pre-registered, $35 after December 2; or as a fully
registered participant: $50 ($25 student) pre-registered; $75 ($35
student) after December 2. People with financial hardship should
contact Al Campbell, URPE at ASSA coordinator, at tel(801)585-3521,
fax(801)585-5649, or AL@econ.sbs.utah.edu for more information.
* Become a member of the AEA to vote in the business meeting and to vote
for future executive committee members who oppose further reductions
to sessions. See AEA website:
<http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AEA/index.htm>, phone (615) 322-2595
* Attend a special URPE business meeting, 7:30pm Sunday, January 3,
Sheraton Hotal, Liberty Suite #4, 3rd floor at the ASSA.
* Ask sympathetic colleagues to vote for the URPE resolutionat the AEA
business meeting held within the ASSA meeting in January 1999.


We look forward to your participation in the January 1999 URPE at ASSA
sessions and activities. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please
e-mail them to <URPE@igc.apc.org> and they will be directed to the Ad Hoc
Committee on the ASSA.

The Union for Radical Political Economics is a membership organization of
academics and activists who share an interest in a radical analysis of
political and economic topics. Founded in 1968, URPE's members use this
analysis to advance various progressive political and social agendas. URPE
publishes the Review of Radical Political Econom-ics, runs a set of
presentations at the academic professional meetings of the Allied Social
Sciences Association, and holds a Summer Conference on political and
economic topics at a family-friendly summer camp in Connecticut. Its
members are active in a wide array of professional and activist projects.



(All sessions in the Sheraton Hotel)

Sunday, January 3

8:00 a.m.

I. Political Economy of Health in the US: Access, Outcomes, and

Peter Arno, Montefiore Medical Center-- Economic Inequality and Public
Health: What's the Connection?
Nancy Breen, National Cancer Institute--Socio-economic Status and Access to
Minimum Expected Treatment by Black and White Breast Cancer Patients
Marianne Fahs, New School for Social Research-- Estimates of
Cost-Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Screening Programs Serving Marginalized
Edith Rasell, Economic Policy Institute--Paying for a Universal Health
Insurance System

Discussants: Norm Waitzman, University of Utah

Room: Madison Suite 2

II. Gender Economics

Brigette Bechtold, Central Michigan University--The Practice of
Econometrics: A Feminist Critique
G|nseli Berik, University of Utah--Trade and the Gender Gaps in Taiwan's
Manufacturing Industry
John Blanford, University of Notre Dame--The Impact of Sexual Orientation
on Wage Determination for Lesbians, Gay, and Bisexual Workers
Mary King, Portland State University--An Economic Understanding of Race,
Gender and Class Violence in the United States
Carole Miller, University of Rhode Island--The Effects of School Age
Children on Married Women's Labor Force Participation
Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont--Gender Inequality and Economic
Growth: A Cross-Country Analysis

Discussants: Brigette Bechtold, Central Michigan Univer-sity
Rafat Fazeli, Redlands University
Douglas Orr, Eastern Washington University
Shaianne Osterreich, Mankato State University
Richard McIntyre, University of Rhode Island
James Warner, Gustavus Adolphus

Room: Madison Suite 3

10:15 a.m.

I. The Classical Approach to Technical Change and Capital Accumulation

Jeffrey Baldani and Thomas Michl, Colgate University-- Technical Change and
Profits: the Prisoners' Dilemma
Gerard Duminil and Dominique Livy, CEPREMAP (France)--The
Marxian-Evolutionary Model of Technical Change
Duncan Foley, Barnard College, Columbia University-- Simulating Long-Run
Technical Change
Aldamir Marquetti, New School for Social Research-- Analyzing Historical
and Regional Patterns of Technical Change from a Classical Perspective
Thomas Michl, Colgate University--Biased Technical Change and the Aggregate
Production Function

Discussants: Christophere Georges, Hamilton College
Frank Thompson, University of Michigan

Room: Madison Suite 2

II. Urban and Regional Economics

Eban Goodstein, Lewis and Clark College--The Impact of Portland's Growth
Boundary on Housing Prices
Mats Nilson, Lulee University of Technology (Sweden)-- Recycling of Paper
in Estonia: Economic, Environmental and Geographic Dimensions
Michael Pitt and Anapaula Rocha, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)--Urban
Space Capitalism and Homelessness
Richard Vogel, State University of New York, Farmingdale--Coastal Growth in
the South: Sustainable Economic Development and the New Economic Geography

Discussants: Enid Arvidson, University of Texas
Ron Baiman, Roosevelt University
Margarita Garza, Southwest Texas University
Ken Lipner, Florida International University, Miami

Room: Madison Suite 3

2:30 p.m.

PLENARY (joint with AEA)

Emerging Markets:

Prospects for Development

Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia University
John Eatwell, Cambridge University
Ronald McKinnon, Stanford University
Ajit Singh, Cambridge University

Presiding: Alice Amsden, MIT

Room: New York Ballroom A

Monday, January 4

8:00 a.m.

I. Phases of Capitalism

Robert Albritton, York University--The Stage of Consum-erism: Is It the
Final Stage of Capitalism?
John Bellamy Foster, University of Oregon--Contradic-tions in the
Universalization of Capitalism
David Kotz, University of Massachusetts, Amherst-- Neoliberalism and the
Reproduction of Capitalism
Michael Reich, University of California, Berkeley--Capital-Labor Relations,
Corporate Governance and the New Phase of Capitalism
Richard Westra, Queen's University--Periodizing Capitalism and Post
Capitalist Social Change

Discussants: Patty Lee Parmalee, URPE Room: Madison Suite 2

II. Development Theory I: Case Studies

Victor Lippit, University of California, Riverside--The Rise and the Demise
of Japan's Postwar Social Structure of Accumulation
Julio Lspez, Universidad Nacional Autsnoma de Mixico-- The Macroeconomics
of Wages and Employment in Mexico
Janet Tanski, New Mexico State University--The Effects of Trade
Liberalization on Mexico's Manufacturing Industry
Shimshon Bichler, Emek Jezreel Academic College (Israel)--The Rise and
Decline of Israeli Inflation: A Case Study of Deferential Accumulation
Ming-Chang Tsai, National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan)--Geopolitics,
State and Development Regime: The Case of Taiwan Discussants: Reza
Ghorashi, Richard Stockton College
Julio Lspez, Universidad Nacional Autsnoma de Mixico
Frank Thompson, University of Michigan
Jonathan Nitzan, York University (Canada)
Adil Mouhammed, University of Illinois, Springfield
Janet Tanski, New Mexico State University

Room: Madison Suite 3

III. The Social Construction of Labor Supply and Wages (joint with IAFFE)

Heather Boushey, New School of Social Research--Social Structures of
Ann Davis, Marist College--Integrating Welfare into History of Thought
Bruce Pietrykowski, University of Michigan, Dearborn-- Wages, Gender and
Labor Skills from a Postmodern Economic Perspective
Marilyn Power, Sarah Lawrence University; Ellen Mutari, Monmouth
University; and Deborah Figart, Richard Stockton College--What Do Women
Want? Wage Policies and Wage Determination Theory
Robert Prasch, Vassar College--Reassessing Labor Supply

Discussants: Mat Forstater, Levy Institute
Marlene Kim, Rutgers University

Room: Madison Suite 4

10:15 a.m.

I. Post-Colonial Thought and the Politics of

Economy and Economics

S. Charusheela, University of Washington, Seattle-- Political Activism and
the Post-Colonial Condition
Lamia Karim, Rice University--Rethinking the Rhetoric of Development:
Discourses, Policies and Practices
Esther Wangari, Townson University--The Effects of Colonial and
Postcolonial Development Policies on Environment and Health in Kenya
Eiman Zein-Elabdin, Franklin and Marshall College-- Articulating the

Discussants: Drucilla Barker, Hollins University
Brian Cooper, New School for Social Research

Room: Madison Suite 2
Erinc Yeldan, Bilkent University (Turkey)--Dynamics of Growth, Accumulation
and Distribution in the Post 1980 Turkish Economy: A Kaldorian General
Equilibrium Interpretation

Monday, 10:15a.m. cont.

II. Applied Microeconomics

John Burkett, University of Rhode Island--Produc-tivity, East and West, in
the 1890s
Refat Fazeli, University of Redlands--Contributions of Domestic Labor and
Social Policy to the Subsistence of the Working Population
Laurie Johnson, Center for Policy Research and Depart-ment of Public
Affairs and Administration, Rockefeller College at SUNY Albany--Cost
Perceptions and Voter demand for Environmental Risk Regulation: The Double
Effects of Hidden Costs
Candace Howes, Connecticut College--Can Rising Standards of Living be
Achieved by Productivity Growth in the Service Sector?
Douglass Orr, Eastern Washington University--Why Defined Contribution Plans
Are Not Really Pensions
Steve Shuklian, Marshall University--Social Security Reform: A View From
the Left

Discussants: Eban Goodstein, Lewis and Clark College
Candace Howes, Connecticut College
Carole Miller, University of Rhode Island
Tom Palley, AFL-CIO
Paddy Quick, St. Francis College
Richard Vogel, State University of New York, Farmingdale

Room: Madison Suite 3

2:30 p.m.

I. Critiques of Capitalism

Ron Baiman, Roosevelt University--Why Ramsey Pricing Minimizes Consumer
Welfare: The Static Case Against Price Deregulation
Cyrus Bina, University of Redlands and Chuck Davis, University of
Minnesota--The Labor Process, Social Capital and Capitalist Employment
Richard McIntyre, University of Rhode Island--The Political Economy and
Moral Philosophy of the Anti-Sweatshop Movement
Michael Perelman, California State University, Chico-- Economic Waste and
the Potential of Passionate Labor
Paddy Quick, St. Francis College--Understanding Popular Ideas About the
Economy: An Economic Model of An Economy Without Capital

Discussants: Al Campbell, University of Utah
David Green, Leeds Metropolitan University (UK)
Ted McGlone, St Joseph's College
Michael Pitt, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)
Gilbert Skillman, Wesleyan University

Room: Madison Suite 2

II. Development Theory II: Globalization and

the East Asia Crisis

Paul Burkett, Indiana State University--This Is No Alternative: The East
Asian Crisis and the Crisis of Development Theory
Jim Devine, Loyola Marymount University--Globalization and the "Universal
Market": Comments on Krugman
Korkut Erturk, University of Utah--East Asian Crisis: What Does It All
Reza Ghorashi, Richard Stockton College--Costs and Benefits of LDC's
Membership in the WTO
Adil Mouhammed, University of Illinois, Springfield-- Globalization and
Economic Crisis

Discussants: Reza Fazeli, Redlands University
Victor Lippit, University of California, Riverside
Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont
John Miller, Wheaton College
Ming-Chang Tsai, National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan)

Room: Madison Suite 3

Tuesday, January 5

8:00 a.m.

I. Monetary Economics: Banking, Finance, Exchange Rates, and Inflation

Rania Antonopoulos, New York University--Understand-ing How Real Exchange
Rates Are Determined: A Compara-tive Analysis of Greece and Japan
David Green, Leeds Metropolitan University (England)-- European Union and
Eastern European Banking Reform
Don Goldstein, Allegheny College-Financial Sector Reform and Sustainable
Tom Palley, AFL-CIO--Does Normal Wage Inflation Cause Price Inflation, or
Vice-versa or Neither?
Don Solar, Long Island University--Financial Liberaliza-tion in Asia and
Latin America
Christian Weller, Center for European Itegration, University of Bonn
(Germany)--Multinational Banks and Financial Instability

Tuesday, 8a.m. cont.

I. Monetary Economics, cont.

Discussants: Shimshon Bichler, Emek Jezreel Academic College (Israel)
Paul Burkett, Indiana State University
Ellen Frank, Emanuel College
Steve Shuklian, Marshall University
Mark Tomass, Harvard University
Christian Weller, University of Bonn (Germany)

Room: Madison Suite 2

II. Critical Perspectives on the Transition Process (joint with ACES)

David Kotz, University of Massachusetts, Amherst--Is Russia Becoming
Mark Knell, De Monfort University (England)--Foreign Direct Investment,
Industrial Innovation and Economic Growth in Central Europe
Robert McIntyre, World Institute for Development Economics (Finland) and
the Institute for International Economic and Political Studies
(Russia)--Building Real Markets Under Conditions of Policy Chaos: Regional
Strategies In the Russian Republic
Dorothy Rosenberg, Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research
and the Institute for International Economic and Political Studies
(Russia)--Federal De-funding of Pensions and Social Welfare In Russia:
Re-gional Perspectives
J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. and Marina Vcherashnaya Rosser, James Madison
University--Divergent Distributional Dynamics in Transition

Discussants: John Bonin, Wesleyan University
Marina Vcherashnaya Rosser, James Madison University
E. Lynn Turgeon, Hofstra University

Room: Madison Suite 3

10:15 a.m.

I. Postmodernism and Post-Colonialism: A Conversation (round table)
Jack Amariglio, Merrimack College
S. Charusheela, University of Washington, Seattle
Stephen Cullenberg, University of California, Riverside
Deirdre McCloskey, University of Iowa
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University

Room: Madison Suite 2

II. Development Theory III

Reza Fazeli, Redlands University--Alternative Perspec-tives on
International Competitiveness
Adil Mouhammed, University of Illinois, Springfield-- Democracy and
Economic Development
Jonathan Nitzan, York University (Canada)--Regimes of Differential
Accumulation, "Breadth" and "Depth" in Global Capitalist Development
Shaianne Osterreich, Mankato State University-- International Prices of
Production: Are they Necessary for Unequal Exchange?
Frank Thompson, University of Michigan--Golden Age vs Rule: Capitalists vs
Workers in Growth Theory
Mark Tomass, Harvard University--Social Conflict and Economic Development
in the Middle East

Discussants: Korkut Erturk, University of Utah
Don Goldstein, Allegheny College
Esmail Hossein-zadeh, Drake University
Kamran Nayeri, University of California, Berkeley
Don Solar, Long Island University
Erinc Yeldan, Bilkent University (Turkey)

Room: Madison Suite 3

1:30 p.m.

I. Marxist Theory

Paresh Chattopadhyay, University of Quebec at Montreal (Canada)--Capitalism
as the Progenitor of Socialism: Dialectic of Negativity in the "Critique of
Political Economy"
Alan Freeman, University of Greenwich (England)-- Positive Profits with
Negative Physical Surplus
Andrew Kliman, Pace University--Simultaneous Valuation vs the Exploitation
Theory of Profit
Ted McGlone, St. Joseph's College--Strange Bedfellows: The Use-Value Theory
of Value
Kamran Nayeri, University of California, Berkeley-- Market Socialism and
Marx's Theory of the Transition Period
Gilbert Skillman, Wesleyan University--The Labor/Labor Power Distinction
and the "Laws" of Labor Supply and Demand.

Discussants: Cyrus Bina, Redlands University
Paresh Chattopadhyay, University of Quebec at Montreal (Canada)
Chuck Davis, University of Minnesota
Jim Devine, Loyola Marymount University
Gerard Duminil, CEPREMAP (France)
Alan Freeman, University of Greenwich (England)

Room: Madison Suite 2

Tuesday, 1:30p.m. cont.

II. (Re)Presenting Class: Postmodern Marxian PerspectivesCarole Biewener,
Simmons College--The Promise of Finance: Banks and Community Development
Stephen Cullenberg, University of California, Riverside-- Transition and
Development in India
Satyananda Gabriel, Mt. Holyoke College--Class Analysis of the Iranian
Revolution of 1979
David Ruccio, University of Notre Dame--After Develop-ment: Negotiation the
Place of Class
Marjolein Van Der Venn, University of Massachusetts, Amherst--Beyond
Slavery and Capitalism: Class Differ-ence in the Sex Industry

Discussants: Mwangi wa Gnthnnji, Gettysburg College
Patrick Mason, University of Notre Dame
Lucas Wilson, Mt. Holyoke College

Room: Madison Suite 3


Sheraton, Princess Ballroom,
January 3, 5:30 - 7:30 PM.


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