Samir Amin’s Legacy and Relevance Today (DSA 2019 Panel)

Please consider submitting to this panel on the legacy of Samir Amin that I am co-convening with Maria Dyveke Styve (University of Bergen) and Ushehwedu Kufakurinani (University of Zimbabwe) at the Development Studies Association (DSA) conference at the Open University, Milton Keynes, June 19th to 21st 2019. Continue reading “Samir Amin’s Legacy and Relevance Today (DSA 2019 Panel)”

Launch of IGDC and the Heterodox Development Economics Project

In June 2018, the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre was launched (my new employer). During the launch, I held a presentation of my project “Heterodox Development Economics” and gave some remarks. See the promo video from the event below.

You can read more about the launch here and about the Heterodox Development Economics project here. Continue reading “Launch of IGDC and the Heterodox Development Economics Project”

Debating Development Conference

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Last month a group of us at The New School and the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Young Scholars Initiative working group on Economic Development organized an interdisciplinary and critical conference on regional challenges and competing theories of development. The Debating Development conference brought together professors and students from a variety of regions, institutions, and disciplines. Read more about (and join!) the YSI Economic Development working group.

Coverage and footage of the conference

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New issue of The New School Economic Review (NSER)

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Last week the 8th volume of the New School Economic Review (NSER) was released! This was a huge accomplishment for us after having worked on this issue for a whole year. The issue had a record number of submissions, so we have had to coordinate with a growing number of reviewers to make sure we gave each submission a fair assessment. We’re very pleased with the final outcome, so please take a look! This is the second volume I have worked on as Executive Editor (also volume 7), but I am now stepping down in order to give others the opportunity to do this job as well as to give myself more time to work on my own research.  You can still submit to Vol. 9: The deadline is March 15th!

Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong

Some colleagues in the YSI Economic Development group and I organized a discussion with economic historian Morten Jerven a couple of weeks ago, which was interesting and thought-provoking. The talk was largely based on his book Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong. Here are some reactions we had to the presentation.

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New School Economic Review Celebration (video)

After a ton of work over the span of a year, the editorial team of the New School Economic Review (which I am a part of) launched the 10 year anniversary issue and had a launch event at The New School. NSSR Dean Will Milberg, Abid Khan, Alexandria Eisenbarth and I made the introductions, while Professors Anwar Shaikh and Ben Fine presented their work. You can read about the event here and download the journal here.

Watch the video here: