ASE Newsletter - Winter 2016 Issue
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The Association for Social Economics Newsletter


Winter 2016 ISSUE




ASE Elections

1) Nominees for President, P-E, and VP
2) Nominees for Trustee Positions


Other ASE News
3) ASE at ASSA Reminder
4) Open Access Articles from RoSE



Book Series on Social Economics
5) Advances in Social Economics
6) Perspectives from Social Economics


Don’t Forget…
7) Time to Renew Your Membership
8) ASE Blog





1)     Nominees for President, President-Elect, and Vice President






The ASE nominating committee chaired by Jonathan Wight has proposed Giuseppe Fontana for President in 2016, Quentin Wodon for President-Elect, and George De Martino for Vice President. Giuseppe is a Professor of Monetary Economics at the University of Leeds in the UK. Quentin is Lead Economist with the World Bank. George is Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies of the University of Denver. Short bios of the candidates are available on the ASE website (membership page).



2)     Nominees for Trustee Positions


Zoe Sherman



Professor Philip Arestis 


Four candidates have been nominated for two trustee positions. In alphabetical order, they are Philip Arestis from the University of Cambridge; Adel Daoud from the University of Gothenburg; Derrick Hamilton from The New School; and Zoe Sherman from Merrimack College. Short bios for each are also available on the ASE website (membership page). The results of the elections will be announced at the ASE business meeting in San Francisco.






3)     ASE at ASSA Reminder


Jan Kregel

ASE will once again sponsor an opening plenary session at ASSA. This year, the keynote address will be given by Jan Kregel, Director of Research at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and head of its Monetary Policy and Financial Structure program on “The Global Financial Crisis: What Have We Learned?” The theme of the ASE at ASSA broader program is financialisation, with a total of seven sessions planned. More detailed information is available on the ASE website.



4)     Open Access Articles from RoSE


Routledge Economics is making available a new free collection of articles from Review of Social Economy, highlighting some of the best content the journal has to offer. For over seventy years, the Review has published high-quality peer-reviewed work on the relationships between social values and economics. Several papers in the ‘Best of’ collection were chosen by Co-Editor Robert McMaster, and others have been selected due to their popularity - they are either some of the most read papers in the journal this year, or are some of the most cited pieces of work. You can read and download these papers for free until the end of 2015 at:








5)     Routledge Advances in Social Economics


The Routledge Advances in Social Economics series is edited by John B. Davis. The series presents new advances and developments in social economics thinking on a variety of subjects that concern the link between social values and economics. Need, justice and equity, gender, cooperation, work, poverty, the environment, class, institutions, public policy, and methodology are some of the most important themes. The latest addition, soon to be published, is “The Economics of Resource-Allocation in Healthcare Cost-utility, Social Value and Fairness” by Andrea Klonschinski (forthcoming). Please contact John at if you are interested in contributing to the series.



6)     Palgrave Macmillan Perspectives from Social Economics


Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster

Perspectives from Social Economics is edited by Mark D. White and published by Palgrave Macmillan. Two books have been published in the series over the last six months. The first is “Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster: Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship” by Virgil Storr, Stefanie Haeffele-Balch, and Laura Grube. The second is “The Economics of Faith-Based Service Delivery”, by your ASE newsletter editor. Please contact Mark at if you are interested in contributing to the series

The Economics of Faith-Based Service Delivery




Don’t Forget…


7)     Please Renew Your Membership!


This is our annual reminder to please renew your membership in the Association for Social Economics for 2016 if you have not yet done so. If you are not yet a member, consider joining ASE. Your membership includes subscriptions to our two journals - the Review of Social Economy and the Forum for Social Economics. On-line links are provided to members to back issues of these journals and specific articles can be downloaded with no charge. The cost for a 3-year membership is $150. A reduced rate is available for those with low income. For students the membership is only $25 per year.



8)     ASE Blog


As many of you probably know, ASE has a blog at The blog is managed by Mark White who served as President of the association last year. You will often find additional information on ASE and especially its two journals through the blog beyond what is posted on the ASE website. Do not hesitate to submit posts for the blog. To do so, just send an email to Mark at




Please send us your prose!  If you google “Association for Social Economics Newsletter”, you will find a newsletter dating back to 1987. We revived the newsletter in the spring of 2013. If you would like to submit content for the newsletter, please contact Quentin Wodon at We are publishing the newsletter three to four times a year. Thank you.

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