2023

Inflation: A new window of opportunity for labor bargaining? by Joshua Cova (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies)   Introduction With inflation rates peaking at 9% in the US, 11% in the UK, 10.6% in the Eurozone in 2022, numerous strikes and lockouts across countries and economic sectors as well as wars raging in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, one would […] Book review by Federico Jensen: The Contested World Economy: The Deep and Global Roots of International Political Economy by Eric Helleiner. by Federico Jensen (Copenhagen Business School) The Contested World Economy: The Deep and Global Roots of International Political Economy by Eric Helleiner. Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press. 2023, 306 pp. 29,99$ (paperback) 22,49$ (e-book) ISBN (online): 9781009337489. Every student who has taken an introduction to International Political Economy (IPE) course has learned about the three […] Global Production and the Current Geopolitical Moment by Federico Jensen (Copenhagen Business School)   Global Production and the Current Geopolitical Moment The global production system is changing. In particular, doubt has been cast on China’s role as the “factory of the world.” The US government has been attempting to rebalance the US global trade equilibrium and its position in global supply chains […] Interview with SASE President Santos Ruesga Santos Ruesga is Professor of Applied Economics at the Autonomous University of Madrid and the President of SASE in the 2022-2023 academic year. His specialization is the study of labor relations, the informal economy, and Latin American economies from macroeconomic and empirical perspectives. He has been a member of the SASE since 2006; served on SASE’s […] The Increasing Role of Environmental-Labor Alliances in Climate Policy in US States: Examples from New York and Illinois SASE Blog Editor Irem Inal writes on the recent successes for environmental justice and just transition in US climate policy and the conditions that have allowed for more ambitious legislation to pass. Unraveling Spiderweb Capitalism: A Conversation with Kimberly Kay Hoang Blog editor Anna Woźny speaks with Prof. Kimberly Kay Hoang about her latest book, Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets (Princeton University Press, 2022). COVID-19 and the Emergence of Collective Identity among Platform Workers in India SASE Blog Editor Swati Chintala writes on the possibility of collective action by platform workers and the pandemic's role in the emergence of a collective identity despite atomizing platform practices. Regulating Platform Economy in Europe: New Avenues of Research and the Emergence of a New European Social Model SASE Blog Editor Joshua Cova examines what changes the EU’s policy package on improving working conditions in platform work can herald for platform workers and what it might mean, in turn, for our understanding of the European social model. Future Directions in Socio-Economics 2023 Announcing the incoming editorial team of SASE's blog, Future Directions in Socio-Economics, and a sketch of the year in articles to come.

2022

Interview with SASE President Jacqueline O’Reilly What has anarchism and activism got to do with socio-economics? How does someone get from attending the first SASE conference to becoming the organization's president? What is the role of academic societies in these insecure times? In this interview, Jacqueline O'Reilly reflects on her eventful stint as SASE President. Interview: “Connecting the Dots” Mini-Conference at SASE 2022 Blog editor Melike Arslan interviews the organizers of the 2022 mini-conference "Connecting the Dots between Global Capitalism and National Capitalisms". New Perspectives on Deindustrialization as Socio-Economic Disintegration Blog Chief Editor Gábor Scheiring and co-author Anne-Marie Jeannet present a case for considering deindustrialization as a form of socio-economic disintegration in preparation for their mini-conference on the subject. Book Review: You’re Paid What You’re Worth and Other Myths of the Modern Economy PhD candidate and former SASE Blog Chief Editor Laura Adler review's Jake Rosenfeld's recent book "You’re Paid What You’re Worth and Other Myths of the Modern Economy". Emergency Online Teaching: Employability Enhancer or Labor Market Barrier? Blog editor Javier Baquero considers the implications of emergency online teaching for university graduates entering the labor market. Price Gouging During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Questions for Socio-Economic Research Blog editor Melike Arslan explores the moral economy of price gouging during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interview with Socio-Economic Review’s New Chief Editors, Akos Rona-Tas and Alya Guseva SASE Blog editor Ke Nie speaks with the new Chief Editors of Socio-Economic Review, Akos Rona-Tas and Alya Guseva, about the journal's past and their plans for its future.

2021

Armchair Economics Defeated: How China Escaped Shock Therapy SASE Blog Chief Editor Gábor Scheiring reviews Isabella Weber's award-winning book How China Escaped Shock Therapy: The Market Reform Debate (Routledge, 2021) SASE Holds Its 5th Ibero-American Socio-Economics Meeting: Climate Change, Social Inequality, and Health Crisis in Ibero-American Countries SASE Blog Editor Javier Baquero speaks with SASE/RISE organizer Julimar Da Silva about the upcoming virtual regional conference. Future Directions in Socio-Economics 2022 The new editors of SASE's blog, Future Directions in Socio-Economics, lay out their editorial vision for the year to come and beyond. On the Bookshelf, with Dorottya Sallai and Barbara Kiviat Dorottya Sallai and Barbara Kiviat contribute to our latest edition of On the Bookshelf, in which SASE members recommend books they are reading or re-reading. On the Bookshelf, with Carmen Diaz Roldán and Fernando González-Laxe To get a sense of what is on SASE members’ minds, the blog editors asked some of the voracious readers that make up our association to recommend a few books they are reading. The “Long Covid” of American Higher Education Laura Adler considers the nested effects of Covid-19 on academia in the short-, medium-, and long-term. The Socio-Economics of Illiberalism: Culture and Economy Are Not Alternative Explanations Gábor Scheiring broadens the standard “culturalist” and “political-economic” views on illiberalism by framing them as dynamically related to one another The Price of Staying at Home SASE Blog Editor Florencia Labiano uses the Argentine case to examine how Covid-19 has reframed the meaning of housing, its commodification, and the right to shelter. Understanding Monopolization through Socio-Economic Research SASE Blog Editor Melike Arslan writes on tech monopolization Is the Future of Labor at Home? / ¿El futuro del trabajo está en casa? SASE Blog Editor Javier Bacquero examines COVID-19's potential influence on the future of work Meet the Editors We are pleased to introduce the SASE blog's 2021 editors The Socio-Economics of Health and Dying Gábor Scheiring examines the multidisciplinary debate around what has recently been referred to as an epidemic of ‘deaths of despair’