Call for Papers : The Japanese Political Economy

The Japanese Political Economy is rejuvenated and renewed with a new editor, new co-editors and a new, international editorial board. It continues Japanese Economic Studies; a leading journal published continuously since 1972, that was known as Japanese Economy, from 1997 to 2013. The Japanese Political Economy seeks to publish a wide range of scholarship that draws from multiple theoretical, empirical and methodological perspectives. This journal will be a resource for scholars, students, policymakers and practitioners who seek to better understand the contemporary and historical, transnational and internal processes of social and economic change in Japan, Asia and the world. Please read…

Call for Papers : World Economics Association Online Conference 15th October to 30th November, 2018.

The 2008 Economic Crisis Ten Years On: In Retrospect, Context, and Prospect Call for Papers The 2008 economic crisis, which often is appraised only as a “financial crisis”, has in fact acquired a manifold character involving the socio-economic structures at worldwide level. Indeed, the crisis was triggered in the financial sector ─ in particular, with the crisis of the subprime mortgage market in the US, which ended up in a general banking crisis and the bankruptcy among many other institutions, and of the investment bank Lehman Brothers. But at the same time this event marked the culmination of a long-term trend of…

Call for applications for participants to attend APORDE 2018 3rd to 14th of September 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa.

African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics, c Supported by - The South African Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) - The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) We are pleased to announce that the twelfth edition of the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) will be held in Johannesburg (South Africa) from 3rd to the 14th of September 2018. APORDE is a high-level training programme in development economics which aims to build capacity in economics and economic policy-making. The course is run for two weeks and consists of lectures and seminars taught by leading international and African economists. This call is directed at talented African, Asian and Latin American economists, policy makers, academics and civil society activists who, if…

Call for papers for an UNRISD Conference on Inequalities, Elite Power and Social Mobilization Geneva, November 2018

UNRISD is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a major international conference to be held in Geneva in November 2018 with the title: Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for papers addressing the key themes to be covered at the conference: The role and influence of elites The role of institutions in perpetuating or curbing inequalities Shifting class structures and identities The effects of deepening inequalities on local lifeworlds Actors, alliances and social mobilization for progressive change Please click here for more details: www.unrisd.org/CallForPapers2018 You…

1st Conference on Development Planning July 17-18, 2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina

‘Do you want to raise economic growth’s rate in a persistent way? Promote education. Do you want economic growth to be translated into a long-lasting economic development? Promote education. Do you long for economic development to bring progress and wellbeing for everyone? Promote education. Invest the most on the best possible education. Encourage the sciences, literature and arts, natural and cultural sciences. (…) The sure path driving from hardship to abundance does not diverge from that driving from ignorance to knowledge and from error to truth.’ Prof. Julio H.G. Olivera  The current international environment, with accelerated economic, social and technological…

Call for Papers – The Future of Work: Democracy, Development and the Role of Labour, Campinas, Brazil, 7 – 9 August, 2018. The deadline for submissions is April 2, 2018.

The Global Labour University (GLU) is pleased to announce a call for the 2018 Conference on “Future of Work: Democracy, Development, and the Role of Labour”. The current global conditions of rising conservative forces, the spectre of unemployment and precarization of work, due to technological change and global restructuring processes, pose enormous challenges to academics, unionists and social organizations concerned with the future of work, democracy and less asymmetrical development. The Conference will take place from August 7 to 9 August 2018 in Brazil. The first day of the Conference will take place in São Paulo city where the Central…

CODESRIA 2017 Gender Institute: Feminist Scholarship, Universities and Social Transformation in Africa

Application Deadline: 15 March 2018 Date: 14-25 May 2018 Venue: Dakar, Senegal The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA, invites applications from academics and researchers from African universities and research centers to participate in the 2017 session of the Gender institute, which will take place in Dakar, Senegal from May 14-25, 2018. Over the last two decades, CODESRIA has convened an annual gender institute to fortify efforts at integrating gender research and scholarship into the mainstream of social science in Africa. The overall objective of the gender institute continues to be to contribute to a…

Call for Papers for the Japanese Political Economy Journal

The Japanese Political Economy has now been rejuvenated and renewed with a new Editor, new Co-editors and new international Editorial Board. It continues Japanese Economic Studies; a leading journal published continuously since 1972. From 1997 to 2013, the journal was known as Japanese Economy. The Japanese Political Economy seeks to publish a wide range of scholarship that draws from multiple theoretical, empirical and methodological perspectives. The journal will be a resource for scholars, students, policymakers and practitioners who seek to better understand the contemporary and historical, transnational and internal processes of social and economic change in Japan, Asia and the…

Free Massive Open Online Course on Fair Wage Strategies in a Global Economy

Billons of workers around the world have no regular income or do not even earn a wage sufficient to live a decent life. Wages for many workers have been stagnant and most economic gains have gone to the top of the income pyramid. Why do income inequalities continue to increase in so many countries? What role can collective bargaining and minimum wages play in reducing social and economic inequalities? What constitutes a fair wage? Join this new Online Course to learn and discuss these and many other questions with experts from universities, the International Labour Organisation and the international trade union movement. You can watch the course trailer and enrol…