November Hunger Notes: It’s time for the U.S. to lead in combating global malnutrition, avocados imperil Monarch butterflies, and more

Bill Frist, the former Republican Senate majority leader, says It’s time for the U.S. to lead in combating global malnutrition in a well-reasoned, powerful opinion in The Hill.   Please read this opinion and, if you agree, think about how you might help to bring this about.  Perhaps start by printing the article and sending it … More November Hunger Notes: It’s time for the U.S. to lead in combating global malnutrition, avocados imperil Monarch butterflies, and more

Tenure track teaching position at St John’s University

ECONOMICS FACULTY POSITION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE, ST. John’s University POSITION:  The Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Fall 2017.   Preferred areas of specialization include some combination of behavioral, health, labor, environmental and managerial economics, with strong empirical … More Tenure track teaching position at St John’s University

New book by Hassan Bougrine: The Creation of Wealth and Poverty – Means and Ways.

From Routledge: There is a failure of governments to provide the citizens of developing countries with the necessary ingredients for growth and development. This can only be explained by their inability to secure the sources of financing which ultimately allow them to “command” these ingredients. The Creation of Wealth and Poverty is a study of … More New book by Hassan Bougrine: The Creation of Wealth and Poverty – Means and Ways.

Call for Papers: Levy Workshop on Gender and Macro in NYC

Gender and Macro: A workshop organized by the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College with the generous support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The goal of this workshop is to advance the current framework that integrates gender and unpaid work into macroeconomic analysis and enables the development of gender-aware and equitable economic policies. … More Call for Papers: Levy Workshop on Gender and Macro in NYC

Monthly Review celebrates Fidel Castro and Cuban History

Monthly Review and Monthly Review Press are proud to salute the life and legacy of longtime comrade, Fidel Castro. The 1960 special edition of Monthly Review, “Cuba: Anatomy of a Revolution,” was one of the earliest reports on the fledgling revolution, and in the intervening years, there have been dozens of articles and books published on … More Monthly Review celebrates Fidel Castro and Cuban History

Beyond the Third Moment in Law and Development: New Insights from Legal Political Economy

Originally posted on Developing Economics:
This blog post provides insights from what I have come to call the legal political economy perspective to critique the World Bank and neoclassical economics more generally. At the heart of what has been called the World Bank’s Third Moment in Law and Development is the claim that government involvement…