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Mark D. White
New Jersey, USA
Administrator of the Association of Social Economics blog
Interests: Economics, ethics, social values, dignity, justice
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ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIAL ECONOMICS CALL FOR PAPERS Allied Social Science Association Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA: January 5-7 (Friday to Sunday), 2018 THEME: “Democratic Crisis and the Responsibility of Economics” SUBMISSIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED Recent eruptions of populist reaction and aggressive nationalism in Europe, the US, and beyond have unsettled economists... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Social Economics Blog
The Association for Social Economics (ASE), one of the founding member organizations of the Allied Social Science Associations, together with the Review of Social Economy, would like to invite submissions for the 2017 Warren Samuels Prize. This prize is awarded to the paper, to be presented at the upcoming ASSA... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
The Association for Social Economics announces that applications are now being taken for the William R. Waters Research Grant. The research grant is for promising graduate students in Ph.D. programs who have not yet completed their dissertation, those holding post-doctoral positions, and for new faculty members who have not yet... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
Association for Social Economics at the Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting New York City, February 23-26, 2017 Deadline: November 19, 2016 Submissions are now open for the Association for Social Economics sessions at the 2017 Eastern Economic Association meetings, being held in New York City from February 23-26, 2017. Please... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
Association for Social Economics at the Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting Cincinnati, OH, March 31 - April 2, 2017 Deadline: October 6, 2016 Theme: The Economy as Social - Studies in Social Economics Recently there has been a revival of research that takes as its starting point the idea that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
Deadline for applications: November 1, 2016 The Association for Social Economics (ASE) seeks a new Program Secretary. The Program Secretary is responsible for coordinating efforts in order to ensure smooth running of the ASE sessions at the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) meetings. This is a three-year term from January... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
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Quentin Wodon March 8 is International Women’s Day. The day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The focus this year is on urgent action needed to accelerate gender parity. On that day, the World Bank Group Staff Association will host a discussion with inspiring Rotarian women... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
Summer School in Social Economics, June 21-22, 2016 Economics Department, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain The Association of Social Economics (ASE) will organize a two-day summer school in social economics in Spain. The summer school will be free, and ASE is able to provide some support (up to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
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UPDATE: The submission site is now open. The deadline is May 1. From Quentin Wodon, ASE president-elect: The Association for Social Economics (ASE) is one of the founding members of the Allied Social Sciences Associations that holds its annual meetings together with the American Economic Association (AEA) in January each... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
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Various important books have been published recently about economic inequality, from Piketty on wealth to Wilkinson and Pickett on social impacts. Tony Atkinson's book Inequality: What Can Be Done? focuses on the characteristics of income inequality and what can be done about it. First, Atkinson presents data on household income... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
Here's a job opening that may be of interested to social economists (and other heterodox economists): Chief Economist or Senior Economist Salary: Depending on experience Contract: Full-time The New Economics Foundation (NEF) is the UK’s leading independent think tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice. NEF understands the interlinked and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
IIPPE’s Seventh International Conference in Political Economy “Political Economy: International Trends and National Differences” School of Economics & Management, University of Lisbon, Portugal September 7-9, 2016 Call for Papers – Panel organised by Social Capital Working Group Social Capital in Context: Crisis, Values and Power Asimina Christoforou, Athens University of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
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The Asian and especially the global crisis of 2008 have catalyzed decentralization of the developing world’s financial governance architecture. I understand this state of affairs via the concept of “productive incoherence” which is apparent in a denser, multilayered development financial architecture that is emerging as a consequence of heterogeneous practical... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
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Drawing on early sociological analyses of how power and intergroup conflicts can affect the development of modern economies, this paper investigates how the recent Global Crisis (GC) has affected the stratification of the US society. The paper argues that the consumerist society has reinforced the historical stratification of social identities... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
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In considering whether asset-price bubbles should be offset through policy, an important issue is who pays the price when the bubble bursts. A bust that reduces the wealth of well-off households only may have small welfare costs, but costs may be sizable if broad swaths of households are affected. This... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
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The global neoliberal project, which entailed inter alia financial liberalization that accelerated financialization of the world economy, was advocated by leading Austrian, Chicago School neoclassical, and New Keynesian economists, despite awareness that the project would harm many members of society even as it benefitted others. To the extent that they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
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The December 2015 issue of Review of Social Economy is a special issue on the theme "Ethics, Global Finance, and the Great Recession," edited by Philip Arestis, Aurelie Charles, and Giuseppe Fontana. (All three co-editors are actively involved with the ASE: Fontana is the current president, Charles is an international... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
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Many economists adopt a critical stance on cooperatives. One example is the claim that larger membership in cooperative banks is detrimental to performance. We re-examine this earlier finding by drawing from a richer and broader conceptual framework than used previously and conclude that in recent years, the relationship between membership... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
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Social economics has long been concerned with the effects on human societies of market-coordinated processes of economic innovation. But the social economy also causes invention and innovation, an aspect that has received less attention. This article reviews three new approaches to the study of the growth of knowledge in economic... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
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Participatory action research (PAR) and community-based participatory research (CBPR) involve traditional subjects of research in the co-creation of research design, data collection, and analysis. PAR has been used in the fields of public health, education, and geography. A case study of a local economy CBPR project will be discussed. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
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Judgment is an element of decision-making that is of critical importance to both ethics and economics but remains underappreciated in both. In this paper, I describe one conception of moral judgment, drawn from the moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant and the legal philosophy of Ronald Dworkin, in which an agent... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
ASE president Giuseppe Fontana and Malcolm Sawyer (both of the University of Leeds) have a new paper in Ecological Economics titled "Towards Post-Keynesian Ecological Macroeconomics" that is available to read for free: The paper starts with a brief criticism of macroeconomic analyses of different schools of thought for their focus... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
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The Association for Social Economics' Patrick J. Welch Award, given to the best paper published in the Forum for Social Economics in 2015, goes to Franklin Obeng-Odoom's "Africa: On the Rise, But to Where?" As associate editor Cecilia Winters writes about the paper, It not only addresses a part of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Social Economics Blog
IIPPE’s Seventh International Conference in Political Economy “Political Economy: International Trends and National Differences” School of Economics & Management, University of Lisbon, Portugal September 7-9, 2016 Call for Papers – Panel organised by Social Capital Working Group Social Capital in Context: Crisis, Values and Power Asimina Christoforou, Athens University of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at Social Economics Blog
Caring, both in the practical sense of hands-on carework and in the emotional and ethical sense of “caring about,” has been a central focus of feminist economics. Feminist economists have reclaimed care as a subject of economic analysis, delving into its implications for economic methodology and advocating for appropriate support... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2015 at Social Economics Blog