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Top 10 Most-read Economic Sociology and Political Economy Posts of 2018

As 2018 (already) comes to an end, I rounded up the top 10 most-read posts of the year on the Economic Sociology and Political Economy community blog. Six of these interesting, enlightening and thought-provoking posts were published in 2018 and the rest in previous … Continue reading

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Galbraith vs. Friedman — “The emancipation of belief is the most formidable of the tasks of reform, the one on which all else depends”

John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the most famous and influential American economists and public intellectual of the post-WWII era. Galbraith, who leaned toward post-Keynesian economics embracing an institutionalist perspective, was a very prolific writer and his books (The Great … Continue reading

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The IMF’s Reconstruction of Economic Orthodoxy since the Crash

by Ben Clift* Analysing how the International Monetary Fund (IMF) contributes to prevailing understandings of sound economic policy reveals how economic orthodoxy is historically contingent, and throws into relief the malleability of economic policy credibility. These indirect IMF attempts to … Continue reading

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A Critique of the Critique of Finance: Critics of neoliberal capitalism rarely recognize the productive power of speculation

by Martijn Konings*  If there is one theme that unites the various critiques of contemporary finance, it is the emphasis on its speculative character. Financial growth is said to be driven not by the logic of efficient markets, but rather … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 22 calls for papers, 5 postdocs, 4 jobs, 3 summer schools, 3 awards, 2 PhD fellowships

Dear ES/PE community member, see below an abundant list of great and (especially) interesting academic opportunities: 21 calls for papers for conferences and workshops (many are free, some are partially or fully funded), 5 postdoc and visiting positions, 4 job openings, 3 doctoral … Continue reading

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Top 10 Most-read Economic Sociology and Political Economy Posts of 2017

As 2017 (already) comes to an end, I rounded up the top 10 most-read posts of the year on Economic Sociology and Political Economy community blog. Besides being interesting, enlightening and thought-provoking, it turned out that these posts reflect to a large extent the complex realities … Continue reading

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The Washington Consensus: Sociology of Economics and History of Ideas

In 1989, John Williamson, a fellow at the Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC which previously advised the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, presented a background paper to a conference aimed to explore how extensive were the policy reforms that were then … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 10 calls for papers, 6 summer schools, 4 postdoc positions, 3 PhD fellowships, 2 job openings, and a research grant

Dear ES/PE community member, see below a list of great and interesting academic opportunities: 10 calls for papers for conferences, 6 calls for summer schools for students and junior scholars, 4 post-doctoral and visiting positions, 3 PhD fellowships, 2 job openings, 1 research grant, and … Continue reading

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Joan Robinson: Solutions offered by economists are no less delusory than those of the theologians

The brilliant Joan Robinson concludes her insightful book Economic Philosophy: “The neo-classical heritage still has a great influence, not only on the teaching of economics but in forming public opinion generally, or at least in providing public opinion with its … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 11 Calls for Papers, 4 Summer Schools, 2 PhD Fellowships and a Job

See below a list of great and interesting academic – mostly funded – opportunities: 11 calls for papers for conferences and workshops, 4 calls for summer schools, 2 doctoral positions and a job opening in various topics in economic sociology and political economy, … Continue reading

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Joseph Schumpeter’s definition of Economic Sociology

In his monumental History of Economic Analysis, Joseph Schumpeter identified four fundamental fields of economic analysis: economic history, statistics, economic theory and economic sociology. According to Schumpeter, mastery in these four fields is “what distinguishes the ‘scientific’ economist from all the other people … Continue reading

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The early Karl Polanyi: Interpreting “Socialist Accounting”

We are all Polanyians now. Karl Polanyi is probably one of the most famous theorists among social scientists today. It is almost impossible not to come across Polanyi’s citations and references in a very wide range of researches over the last … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Illusion of technological determinism // Working class fears losing // Racism shaped welfare policy // Growth is not “natural”

Once again — especially worth reading (and sharing) articles: The illusion of technological determinism: Robots have been about to take our jobs for more than 200 years – by Louis Anslow The union movement’s problem isn’t that workers don’t want to … Continue reading

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Great academic opportunities: 5 calls for papers, 6 postdoc and job openings, 6 PhD positions

See below an abundant list of great academic opportunities: calls for papers, PhD fellowships, Postdocs and job openings in various topics and themes of economic sociology and political economy, with August 15 – September 6 deadlines. Share this list with your colleagues … Continue reading

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BITS & BRIEFS: Sociology of Brexit // Markets in pre-industrial Europe // Labor biosurveillance // “Radical” economics

Sociology and Anthropology of Brexit: a collection of academics’ posts, reflecting on UK’s referendum to leave the EU Social organization of markets and economy in pre-industrial Europe: community, aristocracy, clergy and patriarchy – by  Prof. Laurence Fontaine From Frederick Taylor to … Continue reading

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