Monthly Archives: February 2016

9 calls for papers, 3 PhD studentships, 2 postdoc fellowships and 1 training workshop

Dear the ES/PE members, Following several requests I’ve received, from now on, through the ES/PE blog will be also distributed practical and relevant academic updates such as calls for papers for conferences and workshops, graduate and post-doc fellowships, grants and job openings … Continue reading

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Value and its Enigmas: from Stained Cloths to Matrimonial Alliances

by André Vereta Nahoum Since the days economics was basically a British endeavour, the production of value (and price formation) has been one of the most fiercely debated topics of the discipline. Such is the centrality of the issue at stake … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Chinese consumer society // Corporate money and climate change // Political economy of intimacy // Systemic risk in consumer finance

Rise of chinese consumer society: challenges and opportunities for sustainable consumption and production (by Alison Browne, Leonie Dendler, Zhu Di and Dunfu Zhang) Corporate-funded researches & campaigns created an impression of scientific divide on climate change, reveals Prof. Justin Farrell “They say … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Public intellectuals // Break taboos to fix inequality // Finance education is bankrupt // Religion is necessary to neoliberalism

“The problem with public intellectuals today is that they are writing for readers who already exist”, argues Prof. Corey Robin “To fix inequality and steady economy, break from taboos against printing money and fears of deficit”- Adair Turner, Former Chairman of the UK … Continue reading

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Ethnographies of austerity

Austerity is not about numbers, economic data or amorphous macro-scale policies; Austerity is about people. Middle and working-class people, they are the ones who bear the brunt of oppressive neoliberalism and carry the depressing burdens of austerity in their everyday life: increasing unemployment, … Continue reading

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Horses and Economics – from the horse’s mouth

Ely Devons, an English economist, once said at a meeting, “If economists wished to study the horse, they wouldn’t go and look at horses. They’d sit in their studies and say to themselves, ‘What would I do if I were a … Continue reading

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