6 posts categorized "Awards"

11/29/2016

Call for papers: 2017 Warren Samuels Prize (Deadline: December 18, 2016)

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 meetings in January, that best exemplifies scholarly work that:

  • Is of high quality,
  • Is important to the project of social economics,
  • Has broad appeal across disciplines.

It is preferable, but not required, that the paper is presented at one of the ASSA sessions sponsored by the Association for Social Economics. Papers will not normally exceed 6,500 words (inclusive of references, notes), and should follow the style guidelines for the Review of Social Economy.

The winner of the prize will be announced during the ASE presidential breakfast, to which the winner is invited. The winning paper may, subject to peer review, be published in a subsequent issue of the Review of Social Economy. The winner of the Warren Samuels Prize receives a $500 stipend.

The selection committee consists of:

The immediate Past-President of the ASE;
A Co-editor of the Review of Social Economy (Chair);
A member of the Editorial Board, Review of Social Economy.

Please send your paper electronically, as a word or pdf attachment, to ASE past-president Ellen Mutari (ellen.mutari@stockton.edu ) by December 18, 2016.

01/12/2016

Read for free: 2015 best paper in Forum for Social Economics, Franklin Obeng-Odoom's "Africa: On the Rise, But to Where?"

Obeng-odoomThe 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 the world that has long been neglected by economists buying in as they have to the “dark continent” image of Africa, but it is positively prescient with regard to the flurry of attention the development of Africa has gotten this past year. It is perhaps the amazing relevance has attracted the interest of our Forum readers. In July 2015 US president Obama conducted the third visit of his tenure to Africa, bringing attention to the Africa is open for business narrative. In December 2015, China pledged US$60 billion for Africa’s development over three years. Both events have fanned the flames of the neoliberal “Africa on the rise” sensation. The message is that Africa is now ready for take-off regarding its economic development and investment opportunities. The author of this notable article, however, succeeds in offering a critical perspective of the tension between the dominant neoliberal ideology and the ethical matters of jobs, poverty eradication, ecological sustainability, income inequality, well being and social justice.

During his electrifying November 2015 tour of several African countries, Pope Francis managed to echo some of the author’s analysis by decrying Western-style consumption as an indication of happiness and prosperity and condemning the historical exploitation of the continent’s mineral wealth. Our featured article and best paper not only reflects an excellent and timely explication of the tension between the objectives of neoclassical and social economists, but envisages the divergence in policy perception. Surely these public differences in interpretation of Africa’s ascendance are mirrored in the either officious or insightful impressions of visiting dignitaries; certainly they are exacerbated by China’s “offer” of development assistance. This article demystifies these public perceptions, commentaries and overtures toward Africa.

The problems with both mainstream economic analysis and the data employed suggests misleading conclusions about the “wonders” of economic growth. Attention is directed to the drawbacks of relying upon classical measures of growth to evaluate the benefits of the economic activity and changing milieu within countries on the continent. The neglect of other variables such as income share, market power, well being and happiness is a major limitation of neoclassical development analysis. To this end, the author compiles some data that show us in the case of some countries (Mauritius, Botswana) growth has been accompanied by declining unemployment and poverty with social interventions aggressively pursued in both places (237). However, other countries that have experienced growth (South Africa, Nigeria and Zambia) have experienced worsening inequality and increased poverty (ibid.).  Reliance upon the standard mainstream measures of growth does not give a complete or accurate picture of development within Africa.

The author profoundly considers the preceding facets and more. He deconstructs the neoliberal perspective of extolling the virtues of capital accumulation while at the same time neglecting the all-important ethical considerations of sustainability, well-being and social justice that reach “beyond the mainstream advocacy of bigger and more integrated markets in the name of globalisation” for the “limits to growth are real and dire” (241). The conclusive insight: the impossibility to sustain ever increasing growth remains at odds with the political impossibility to stop it. He therefore suggests moving beyond the concept of economic growth by placing less emphasis on capital accumulation and recognizing its physical and ecological limits.

You can read the paper for a limited time free of charge courtesy of Taylor and Francis.

12/03/2015

Call for submissions: 2016 Warren Samuels Prize (Deadline: December 18, 2015)

The Association for Social Economics, 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 2016 Warren Samuels Prize.

This prize is awarded to a paper, presented at the January ASSA meetings, that best exemplifies scholarly work that:

  • Is of high quality,
  • Is important to the project of social economics,
  • Has broad appeal across disciplines.

It is preferable, but not required, that the paper is presented at one of the ASSA sessions sponsored by the Association for Social Economics. Papers will not normally exceed 6,500 words (inclusive of references, notes), and should follow the style guidelines for the Review of Social Economy.

The winner of the prize will be announced during the ASE presidential breakfast, to which the winner is invited. The winning paper may, subject to peer review, be published in a subsequent issue of the Review of Social Economy. The winner of the Warren Samuels Prize receives a $500 stipend.

The selection committee consists of:

The immediate Past-President of the ASE;
A Co-editor of the Review of Social Economy (Chair);
A member of the Editorial Board, Review of Social Economy.

This prize is awarded to a paper, being presented at the January 2016 ASSA meetings, in sessions not restricted to sessions in the ASE program.

Please send your paper electronically, as a word or pdf attachment, to ASE past-president Mark D. White (profmdwhite@hotmail.com) by December 18, 2015.

10/19/2015

Julie A. Nelson awarded the 2015 ISRF Essay Prize in Economics

NelsonThe Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF), in partnership with the Cambridge Journal of Economics, is pleased to announce the award of the 2015 ISRF Essay Prize in Economics to Professor Julie A. Nelson, Department Chair and Professor of Economics at the College of Liberal Arts, UMASS, Boston.

Professor Nelson’s paper, "Husbandry: a (feminist) reclamation of masculine responsibility for care," won the prize of CHF 7,000 and acceptance for publication in the Cambridge Journal of Economics, one of the world’s leading economics journals. The central thesis of the paper is the reclamation of the medieval word "husbandry" to promote a masculine-associated practice of care. Recalling the agrarian, pastoral roots of the word "husbandry" to describe cultivation and management, Professor Nelson elegantly juxtaposes this icon of masculinity with today’s "incentivised" CEO, an image she argues is harmful and uncaring.

Judged by a panel of experts to be intellectually radical, orthogonal to current debates, and articulating a strong, feminist critique of a mainstream economics which has forgotten its ethical history, the foundation has the privilege to reproduce the paper on its website, in full.

Read the winning essay online at http://www.isrf.org/funding-opportunities/essay- competitions/economics-2015/

In partnership with Organization Studies, the ISRF is now accepting submissions for the 2016 ISRF Essay Prize in Organisation Studies, on the topic "Autonomy and Organisation." For more information, visit http://www.isrf.org/funding-opportunities/essay-competitions/

09/09/2014

Call for papers: 2015 Warren Samuels Prize (awarded by the Association for Social Economics)

The Association for Social Economics (ASE), one of the founding member organizations of the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA), together with the Review of Social Economy invite submissions for the 2015 Warren Samuels Prize

This prize is awarded to a paper presented at the January 2015 ASSA meetings that best exemplifies scholarly work that:

  • Is of high quality,
  • Is important to the project of social economics,
  • Has broad appeal across disciplines.

It is preferable, but not required, that the paper is presented at one of the ASSA sessions sponsored by the Association for Social Economics. Papers will not normally exceed 6,500 words (inclusive of references, notes, etc.), and should follow the style guidelines for the Review of Social Economy.

The winner of the prize will be announced during the ASE presidential breakfast on Sunday morning at the ASSA meetings, to which the winner is invited. The winning paper may, subject to peer review, be published in a subsequent issue of the Review of Social Economy. The winner of the Warren Samuels Prize receives a $500 stipend.

The selection committee consists of a past-president of the ASE, an editor of the Review of Social Economy (who chairs the committee), and a member of the Editorial Board of the Review of Social Economy.

Please send your paper electronically, as a Word or pdf attachment, to Wilfred Dolfsma (w.a.dolfsma@rug.nl), Editor-in-Chief, Review of Social Economy, before December 5, 2014.

01/08/2013

Daily Freeman covers Dr. Pavlina R. Tcherneva and ASE's Helen Potter Prize

TchernevaThe Daily Freeman reported on Pavlina R. Tcherneva, research associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and assistant professor of economics at Bard, who won the 2013 Helen Potter Award from the Association of Social Economics. The Potter Award is given once a year to the author(s) of the best paper published in Review of Social Economy, and Dr. Tcherneva won for her article "Permanent On-The-Spot Job Creation—The Missing Keynes Plan for Full Employment and Economic Transformation" which appeared in the March 2012 issue. The award was announced at the ASE Presidential Breakfast on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the ASSA meetings in San Diego, and everyone at the ASE congratulates Dr. Tcherneva for her exemplary work.