Monthly Archives: October 2017

Great academic opportunities: 24 calls for papers, 12 job openings, 2 visiting and postdoc positions, a grant, PhD scholarship, and essay competition

Dear ES/PE community member, see below an abundant list of great and interesting academic opportunities: 20 calls for papers for conferences and workshops (some of them are fully or partially funded), 12 job openings, 4 calls for papers for special issues, 2 visiting … Continue reading

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China is getting on wheels: varieties of development, car market reform and globalization

by Qiushi Feng* China is getting on wheels. Over the past three decades, with unparalleled speed, China has emerged as the world’s largest producer and consumer of passenger cars. Such a rapid growth is accompanied by profound changes of the … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Conspicuous consumption is over // Public Intellectuals vs. Thought Leaders // Killing neoliberalism // Frankfurt School // School vouchers’ effects

This time — especially worth reading (and sharing) articles: > Conspicuous Consumption is over; Cultural Capital replaced it as a signifier of socio-economic status — by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett > Public Intellectuals vs. “Thought Leaders”: the former challenge the oligarchy, the latter flatter … Continue reading

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Neil Smelser: “Economic sociology, intellectually, is one of the strongest fields in sociology”

A brilliant and influential sociologist Neil Smelser passed away on Monday at the age of 87, leaving behind an extraordinary intellectual legacy. Among many contributions during his prolific academic career, unparalleled in its diversity and breadth (in social change, social movements, sociology … Continue reading

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The Art of Central Banking (3) — No working theory of inflation and economists’ instinctual attachment to concepts

Daniel K. Tarullo, a former member of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve, draws two sharp and sound, yet unsurprising, conclusions from his eight-year (2009-2017) service:  “The substantive point is that we do not, at present, have a … Continue reading

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The economy derives its meaning only from its uneconomic purpose

A German-Swiss philosopher Karl Jaspers wrote in his book The Future of Mankind, where he examined the perplexing human situation in its political, economic and historical aspects: “We must realize that neither the economy nor any of its forms are … Continue reading

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