The new Marriner S. Eccles Institute at University of Utah, and his legacy

By Matias Vernengo, There are many issues I take exception with the piece at the Deseret News on the new Marriner S. Eccles Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. In the first place, the notion that it, somehow, “will provide some philosophical … More The new Marriner S. Eccles Institute at University of Utah, and his legacy

Caveat emptor: the Graduation Approach, electronic payments and the potential pitfalls of financial inclusion

Originally posted on Developing Economics:
By Paulo L dos Santos and Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven The Graduation Approach to poverty reduction is inextricably bound up with programmes promoting financial inclusion. Proponents for the approach see it guiding a series of interventions that encourage poor households to ‘graduate’ into ‘mainstream development programmes’ which are centred on the…

Historical Materialism Sydney 2017 – Capital and the Revolt Against Capitalism

The sixth annual Historical Materialism Sydney conference on new Marxist research will be held at The University of Sydney New Law Building on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th December, 2017. This year the conference will feature a keynote by Jason W. Moore, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Binghamton University, and Coordinator of the World-Ecology Research … More Historical Materialism Sydney 2017 – Capital and the Revolt Against Capitalism

New Book: Stories of Progressive Institutional Change – Challenges to the Neoliberal Economy

By Deborah M. Figart. From Palgrave: This book presents a series of political economy short stories of collective agency, weaving together the history of a progressive change with a discussion of the role of institutions to effect change. These stories highlight sustained activism around valuing caring, ending discrimination, protecting the environment, improving worker well-being, and … More New Book: Stories of Progressive Institutional Change – Challenges to the Neoliberal Economy

New Book: Economics and Other Disciplines – Assessing New Economic Currents

By Ricardo F. Crespo. From Routledge: During the second half of the twentieth century, economics exported its logic – utility maximization – to the analysis of several human activities or realities: a tendency that has been called “economic imperialism”. This book explores the concept termed by John Davis as “reverse imperialism”, whereby economics has been … More New Book: Economics and Other Disciplines – Assessing New Economic Currents