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2022

Democratic central banking: Danger or salvation? If you're able to come to Amsterdam a few days early, this conference on democratizing central banking taking place July 7-8 is open to general participation. SER Café: A New Discussion Forum SASE is proud to sponsor SER Café, a new online, real-time discussion forum where members of the audience can virtually meet and interact with the authors of one or two papers recently published in Socio-Economic Review. The inaugural SER Café will take place on 3 June at 4pm UTC. 2022 SER Best Article Prize We are delighted to announce the winner of this year's SER Best Article Prize: "Creating crony capitalism: neoliberal globalization and the fuelling of corruption" by Bernhard Reinsberg, Alexander Kentikelenis, and Thomas Stubbs. DAAD Program of project-related exchange of people The Federal University of Goiás (UFG) is looking for partners from educational institutions based in Germany to participate in the CAPES/DAAD-Probral program. In particular, the UFG is looking for researchers in the areas of applied economics (agribusiness, labor economics, innovation economics, health economics, quantitative methods and industrial organization). 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. SER Call for Special Issue Proposals Socio-Economic Review is pleased to invite proposals for either of the thematic Special Issues to be published in 2023 or 2024. Deadline: 31 July Economists & Economics Survey You are invited to complete an online survey as part of a research project undertaken by Professor David Colander (Middlebury College, USA), Dr Francesca Gagliardi (University of Hertfordshire, UK), Dr David Gindis (University of Hertfordshire, UK), and Professor Geoffrey Hodgson (Loughborough University London, UK). Network O GVC Conversations 2022 Webinar Series The new season of Network O (Global Value Chains) webinar series continues on May 5th! Launch of Global Political Economy Journal The new journal Global Political Economy will be launching  at the Limerick mid-term conference for the Critical Political Economy Research Network. Torsten Geelan on British Trade Unions, Social Media and the People’s Assembly Against Austerity Network I co-organizer Torsten Geelan writes the introduction to a new special issue of New Technology, Work and Employment. In Solidarity with Ukraine SASE strongly condemns the Russian invasion and war on Ukraine. We abhor the senseless disregard for human life, for Ukraine’s sovereignty, and for the most basic rights of its people. We plead for a rapid and peaceful end to this conflict. We express our full support and solidarity with the people of Ukraine and the […] SASE Blog Chief Editor Gabor Scheiring Wins George Blazyca Prize Gabor Scheiring has been awarded the George Blazyca Prize for his book The Retreat of Liberal Democracy: Authoritarian Capitalism and the Accumulative State in Hungary (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). Gaya Herrington: Exploring the Limits to Growth Model On 11 March, the Network for a New Political Economy will be hosting Gaya Herrington for a free online event on her research into the Limits to Growth. 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. SASE Women and Gender Forum (WAG) Call for Volunteers The SASE Women and Gender Forum is looking for volunteers to further develop the group and help organize online and in-person events at the annual meetings. Network for a New Political Economy Events The Network for a New Political Economy is hosting three hybrid and virtual events this semester. Click through for more information and to register for the events (24 Feb., and 11 Mar., and 29 Apr.). 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. David Marsden Network G Best Paper Award The David Marsden Best Paper Award is a prize for a paper submitted to Network G: Labor Markets, Education and Human Resources, in commemoration of Professor David Marsden who founded and coordinated the Network. Network O’s GVC Conversations 2022 Webinar Series The new season of Network O (Global Value Chains) webinar series continues on May 5th!

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) Fourth Annual Women in Macroeconomics Conference: Who is the ‘individual’ in Macroeconomics? Virtual event on 9 Dec. – Register for free for the Fourth Annual Women in Macroeconomics Conference: "Who is the ‘individual’ in Macroeconomics?" 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. Santos Ruesga on SASE/RISE Regional Meetings and More President Elect Santos Ruesga speaks on the upcoming SASE/RISE regional conference, neoliberalism, COVID, and more. Transforming Capitalism: Paradox or Opportunity? Hybrid Event Julia Ott and Rebecca Henderson will debate the (im)possibilities of transforming or reforming capitalism "from within" in a hybrid panel chaired by Lara Monticelli on December 9th from 15.30-17.00 (CET). 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. Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining to the Rescue of Low Pay Workers? The Case of Germany An overview of the forthcoming paper, "Trade unions, bargaining coverage and low pay: a multilevel test of institutional effects on low-pay risk in Germany", by Chiara Benassi and Tim Vlandas – to be published in Work, Employment and Society. Virtual Sessions, Real Connections: Thoughts on the 2021 Annual Meeting SASE Executive Director Emerita Martha Zuber reflects on the SASE 2021 virtual conference Mark Granovetter on the social foundations of the economy Mark Granovetter speaks with SASE Executive Director Emerita Martha Zuber about his most recent book, Society and Economy: Framework and Principles (Vol. 1) 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. We grieve the loss of Professor David Marsden The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) community is deeply saddened by the death of Professor David Marsden. EAEPE Virtual Event: COVID responses and the managerial threat to Higher Education EAEPE, in collaboration with SASE, ESA CPERN, BISA IPEG, IIPPE is hosting a discussion with Henry Giroux, Laura Horn and Sam Dallyn on Thursday, 8 July at 16.00 London time. This will be followed by 20 minutes of Q&A. 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 Cooperadio – The Global Cooperation Podcast The KHK/Centre for Global Cooperation Research has a podcast! The first three episodes of their six-part series are already available 2021 SER Best Article Prize We are delighted to announce the 2021 SER Best Article Prize winners SASE 2021 Award Winners We're proud to announce this year's winners of the 'Alice Amsden Best Book Award' and 'Socio-Economic Review Best Paper Prize'. SASE Stands in Solidarity with Colleagues at the University of Leicester Please read the EAEPE's spot-on letter regarding the University of Leicester's redundancy procedures targeting faculty teaching political economy and critical management studies Book Launch – Isabella Weber: How China Escaped Shock Therapy Prof. Isabella Weber will launch her new book, How China Escaped Shock Therapy, on 27 May at 2pm EDT with R Bin Wong, James K Galbraith and Branko Milanović. Click through to learn more and to register. 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. Alternatives to Capitalism in the 21st Century: Network I Book Series from Bristol UP This book series from Network I seeks to advance the international, comparative and interdisciplinary study of capitalism and its alternatives in the 21st Century. Understanding Monopolization through Socio-Economic Research SASE Blog Editor Melike Arslan writes on tech monopolization Ibero-American Socio-Economics Network Webinars The SASE-affiliated Ibero-American Socio-Economics Network is hosting a Spanish- and Portuguese-language webinar series that will take place monthly over a number of months. Book Launch – Dan Breznitz: Innovation in Real Places Prof. Dan Breznitz will launch his new book, Innovation in Real Places, on 21 April at 2pm EDT. Click through to learn more and to register. 2021 SASE Election Results We are excited to announce SASE's new President-Elect and our new and re-elected Executive Council members! Book Launch – Gábor Scheiring: The Retreat of Liberal Democracy SASE Blog Editor Gábor Scheiring will launch his new book, The Retreat of Liberal Democracy, on 15 April at 5pm GMT. Click through to learn more and to register. Official SASE Hat Backgrounds Happy April Fool’s Day 2021 from SASE! Although we don’t actually have a database of branded video conferencing backgrounds for you, we are busy preparing a host of excellent sessions for the virtual conference in July – read more about what’s coming up over on the event page. Also, while you’re here, did you know […] 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 45th ANPAD Conference – Global Value Chains & Global Production Networks ANPAD is accepting submissions to their 45th conference, to be held online 4-8 Oct. Deadline for submissions: 19 May Gender and the Pandemic The SASE Women and Gender Forum has been compiling pandemic-related articles that specifically pertain to the gendered impact of COVID-19 in the world. Click through to access them