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Heterodox Economics Newsletter
Issue 115 | May 2, 2011
In the previous issue, we announced that Japan Society for Historians of Economic Thought Annual Meeting was postponed. We are now glad to announce the new date and venue for the JSHET meeting: November 5 - 6, 2011 at Kyoto University. In September 2011, there will be another conference at Rikkyo University, Tokyo, organized by the Japan Society of Political Economy. The organizers of the JSPE conference are calling for papers and participants devoted to the special session on the Earthquake and the nuclear power plant. We think that many heterodox-political economists should raise our socio-economic concerns on this issue.
The George Soros funded Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) held its Second Annual Conferencein Bretton Woods, New Hampshire April 8 - 11, and Executive Director Dr. Robert Johnson opened the conference by "emphasizing the need to create a community that rebuilds trust in economics and reestablishes the legitimacy of the profession as credible and relevant in the current world."
While there were a few heterodox economists attending the conference, it was dominated by the "usual suspects." However, one of the working groups, the Economics Curriculum Task force, has a slightly broader representation. The stated goals of this working group are:
(1) identifying the shortcomings of the present undergraduate curricula in the US and the UK;
(2) outlining the principles of reform;
(3) and devising concrete deliverables to implement that reform.
They ask for feedback and provide a place to respond on their web page here. We urge heterodox economists to respond.
Tae-Hee Jo and Ted Schmidt, Editors
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