Since its first edition published in 2005, the Heterodox Economics Directory has been utilized widely for a variety of purposes; to wit, students find a heterodox economics program to pursue their study, job candidates look for a heterodox-friendly department, researchers choose a suitable journal, book series, or publishing house to publish their work, and many heterodox economists explore organizations, institutes, and other social networks to engage in various activities through. Some heterodox economists have also used or referred to the Directory in their research on heterodox economics.1Thus I believe the Directory, together with the Heterodox Economics Newsletter, has become an indispensable medium that connects geographically dispersed heterodox economists, that facilitates communication between different theoretical traditions in heterodox economics, that increases the visibility of heterodox economics, and that promotes the growth and reproduction of heterodox economics. Evidently the growing number of entries included in this edition of the Directory indicates that the community of heterodox economists has been growing. Moreover, the interest in heterodox economics has been growing as well. Data shows that theDirectory was viewed 926 times and downloaded 321 times in November 2012 only.
Not only to make the Directory more useful, but also to incorporate a number of changes took place for the past two years in our community, the 5th edition has been updated and expanded significantly. Introduction to Heterodox Economics (Ch. 1) has been revised. 100 Words on Heterodox Economics (Ch. 2) has been expanded by including 11 new entries i.e., Randy Albelda, Cyrus Bina, Lynne Chester, Paul Davidson, David Dequech, William Dugger, Mathew Forstater, Neva Goodwin, Marc Lavoie, Robert Prasch, and Paolo Ramazzotti. The number of heterodox graduate programs (Ch. 3), both Ph.D. and Master s, has increased from 40 to 61. The number of undergraduate programs (Ch. 4) now reaches 60 (to my knowledge, still there are many other programs that are not included in this edition). Chapter 5 lists most of the heterodox and heterodox-friendly journals by category 66 Generalist, 8 in the field of Development, Technical Change, and Growth, 13 in History of Economics and Methodology, 3 in Industrial Economics, 57 interdisciplinary journals, and 12 popular journals. In the same chapter, 27 Newsletters and Working Papers are listed with short descriptions. Chapter 6 includes 1) all the active heterodox associations around the world (currently 38), 2) 86 research centers and institutes, and 3) many heterodox blogs and websites. The list of publishing houses and their book series are listed in Chapter 7. Last two chapters are new to this edition. Chapter 8 is Major Works on Heterodox Economics since 2000, which includes books, journal special issues, and articles/book chapters on heterodox economics. The main purpose of this chapter is to help acquaint non-heterodox economists or students with heterodox economics. To this end, the recent works dealing with heterodox economics, broadly defined, are selected, while those related to a particular heterodox school of thought are not included. The last chapter is Rankings of Heterodox Schools and Journals, which appeared in the November 2010 issue of the American Journal of Economics and Sociology.
In addition to this new print edition, a new website for the Directory has been created. Its web address is http://heterodoxnews.com/hed. I hope that it is easier for people to find relevant information by surfing this site. One section that appears only in the web edition is Reviews. This is the collection of book/article reviews published in the various issues of the Heterodox Economics Newsletter.
Given the fact that the Directory is read by many young and emerging heterodox economists, I would like to close this preface by quoting William M. Dugger s advice for young heterodox economists, which is part of Dugger s 100 Words on Heterodox Economics.
Have fun. Pursue peace, love, equality, abundance and nonviolence. Read Thoreau. Turn Green. Read Veblen. Turn Red. Read Marx. Turn Scarlet. Read Kropotkin. Turn anti-authoritarian. Write your own stuff. Smile and tell the truth. Get up and do it again.
December 24, 2012
Footnote: 1For example, Reynold F. Nesiba. 2012. What do undergraduate study in heterodox economics programs? An examination of the curricular structure at 36 self-identified programs, On the Horizon, 20(3): August 2012. Andrew Mearman. 2012. Heterodox economics and the problems of classification, Journal of Economic Methodology, 19(4): December 2012. Marc Lavoie. 2011. History and Methods of Post-Keynesian Economics, in A Modern Guide to Keynesian Macroeconomics and Economic Policies, edited by Eckhard Hein and Elgelbert Stockhammer, Edward Elgar.
Current & Past Editions of the Heterodox Economics Directory
- 5th Edition (pdf & web) January 2013, complied and edited by Tae-Hee Jo
- 4th Edition (pdf), January 2011, complied and edited by Tae-Hee Jo
- 3rd Edition (pdf & web), September 2008, compiled and edited by Frederic S. Lee
- 2nd Edition (pdf), May 2005, complied and edited by Frederic S. Lee, Steve Cohn, Goeffrey Schneider, and Paddy Quick
- 1st Edition (pdf), January 2005, complied and edited by Frederic S. Lee, Steve Cohn, Goeffrey Schneider, and Paddy Quick