As always, the Newsletter is full of interesting calls for papers and participants. In particular, we’d like to draw students’ attention to various summer schools and workshops. Following the last year’s successful summer school, the 2nd Summer School of Heterodox Economics will be taking place at the Poznań University, Poland (July 8-10). FMM (Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies) in Germany has announced its 4th summer school which focuses on Post Keynesian macro and European economic policies (July 28 – Aug. 4). This year’s EAEPE Summer School is held by the University of Roma Tre, Italy (July 1-5). Don’t forget the Hyman P. Minsky Summer Seminar in the US (June 14-22). In addition to summer schools, students will find the IIPPE Training Workshop (March 25-26 in London) and the PhD Workshop at Leeds (June 24-25) interesting.
In the Journals section, there are a couple of new heterodox journals. They are the Journal of East Asian Economies and the Journal of Heterodox Economics. For those who have been waiting for the Review of Keynesian Economics, go here for its inaugural issue (available for free download).
I (TS) wanted to briefly follow up about the US deficit debate since our last newsletter. The usual suspects (Baker, Krugman, Pollin, Wray, et al) had quite a few articles on sites directed at the lay public (for example, Commondreams.org is a popular site), and that was good to see. In fact, the austerity wings of both parties seem to have backed off a bit for now. Keep up the good!
Lastly, in the For Your Information section, you’ll note that we have posted links regarding the passing of two economists, Stephen Resnick and Frank Hahn. While Hahn was more wedded to the traditional Keynesian school, he was sympathetic to heterodox approaches. For those of us outside of UMass, Resnick will probably forever be associated with his collaborator on many projects Richard Wolff; however, Resnick was instrumental in establishing the UMass heterodox economics program. While we have periodically provided information on the passing of “more well known” heterodox economists, we think it would be a good idea to add a section “In Memorium” to provide information on the passing of all our heterodox colleagues. We want to pay tribute to all who have fought the good fight in their careers.
Tae-Hee Jo and Ted P. Schmidt, Editors