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JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS, Newsletter 4/98
* Appears 4 times a year * Edited at IZA, Bonn, Germany (address see below) * Editor-in-chief: Klaus F. Zimmermann * For correspondence, please use: email@example.com
1) Abstracts of Number 4, Issue 11, 1998
---SYMPOSIUM ON "GENDER ISSUES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES" ed. by Ira N. Gang and T. Paul Schultz
"Gender and savings in rural India"
Anil DEOLALIKAR, University of Washington, Department of Economics Elaine ROSE, University of Washington, Department of Economics email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract. In this study we use data from rural India to examine the impact of the birth of a boy relative to the birth of a girl (i.e., "gender shock") on the savings, consumption and income of rural Indian households. We find that the gender shock reduces savings for medium and large farm households, although there is no evidence that the shock affects savings for the landless and the small farm households. We also estimate the effect of the shock on income and consumption for the former group in order to determine the source of the drop in savings. The results indicate that the fall in savings subsequent to the gender shock arises from its effect on consumption in the year following the birth, and from its effect on income in other years.
"Sibling rivalry and the gender gap: Evidence from child health outcomes in Ghana"
Ashish GARG, Boston Consulting Group Jonathan MORDUCH, Stanford University, Department of Economics and Hoover Institution L217 email: email@example.com
Abstract. When capital and labor markets are imperfect, choice sets narrow, and parents must choose how to ration available funds and time between their children. One consequence is that children become rivals for household resources. In economies with pro-male bias, such rivalries can yield gains to having relatively more sisters than brothers. Using a rich household survey from Ghana, we find that on average if children had all sisters (and nor brothers) they would do roughly 25-40% better on measured health indicators than if they had all brothers (and no sisters). The effects are large as typical quantity-quality trade-offs, and they do not differ significantly by gender.
"Are simple tests of son preference useful? An evaluation using data from Vietnam"
Jonathan HAUGHTON, Wellesley College, Department of Economics email: HAUGHTON@WORLD.STD.COM Dominique HAUGHTON, Bentley College, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Abstract. Son preference is widespread although not universal. Where it occurs it may lead to higher fertility rates. Ideally son preference should be measured in the context of a hazards or parity progression model of fertility, or a logistic model of contraceptive use. Such models require large amounts of survey data, particularly to measure the covariates. Can son preference be discerned reliably using tests which rely on more limited information? The answer is yes, based on applying eight simple tests to data from the Vietnam Living Standard Survey of 1992-93 and comparing the outcomes with the benchmark results from fuller models. Some, but not all, of the simpler tests accurately measure son preference, including estimation a simple hazards or progression parity model, the unisex sibship test, and the sibling differentials test.
"Endogenous fertility, mortality and growth"
Keith BLACKBURN, University of Manchester, School of Economic Studies email: firstname.lastname@example.org Giam Pietro CIPRIANI, University of Manchester, School of Economic Studies email: email@example.com
Abstract. Economic and demographic outcomes are determined jointly in a choice-theoretic model of fertility, mortality and capital accumulation. There is an endogenous population of reproductive agents who belong to dynastic families of overlapping generations connected through altruism. In addition to choosing savings and births, parents may reduce (infant) deaths by incurring expenditures on health-care which is also provided by the government. A generalized production technology accounts for long-run endogenous growth with short-run transitional dynamics. The analysis yields testable time series and cross-section implications which accord with the empirical evidence on the relationship between demography and development.
"A model on the escape from the Malthusian trap"
Gunter STEINMANN, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Department of Economics Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Alexia PRSKAWETZ, Vienna University of Technology, Institute for Econometrics Gustav FEICHTINGER, Vienna University of Technology, Institute for Econometrics
Abstract. We consider a demoeconomic model where output is produced using physical capital, human capital and technology as inputs. Human capital depends on the number of people and the level of education in the economy. The dynamics of labor, physical capital, education and technology are endogenously determined such as to reflect the interdependence between economic and demographic factors. The longrun path of the economy and in particular the possibility to escape the Malthusian trap crucially depend on technological progress, which provides for economy wide increasing returns of scale. The build up of technology is positively related to the stock of human capital. Our model predicts that positive population growth is sufficient to escape the Malthusian trap.
"Household commodity demand and demographics in the Netherlands: A microeconometric analysis"
Adriaan KALWIJ, Tilburg University, CentER for Economic Research and Economics Institute email: email@example.com Rob ALESSIE, Tilburg University, CentER for Economic Research and Economics Institute email: firstname.lastname@example.org Peter FONTEIN, Tilburg University, CentER for Economic Research and Economics Institute email: email@example.com
Abstract. We investigate the effects of demographics, household expenditure and female employment on the allocation of household expenditure to consumer goods. For this purpose we estimate an Almost Ideal Demand System based on Dutch micro data. We find that interactions between household expenditure and demographics are of significant importance in explaining the allocation to consumer goods. As a consequence, consumer goods such as housing and clothing change with demographic characteristics from luxuries to necessities. Furthermore, this implies that budget and price-elasticities cannot be consistently estimated from aggregated data and that equivalence scales are not identified from budget survey data alone. We reject weak separability of consumer goods from female employment. A couple with an employed spouse has a smaller budget share for housing and personal care and a larger budget share for education, recreation and transport and clothing compared to a couple with a non-employed spouse.
"Are migrant minorities strategically self-selected?"
Frederic DOCQUIER, CADRE, University of Lille and SES, Ministere de la Region Wallone Hillel RAPOPORT, CADRE , University of Lille and Bar-Ilan University, Department of Economics email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract. In this paper we focus on the possibility of migrants' self-selection through strategic remittances. We argue that migrants of a specific community might be pooled with migrants from other ethnic minorities on the labor market of the foreign host country and that this could reduce the occurrence of strategic remittances. In a simple model with two types of workers, skilled and unskilled, facing two possible actions, to migrate or not to migrate, we derive the theoretical conditions under which strategic transfers are still operating when pooling among communities is introduced. We then show through numerical illustrations that the case for strategic transfers is rather weak when using realistic values for the main parameters of the model.
"The effect of emigration on human capital formation"
Jean-Pierre VIDAL, GREQAM-CNRS and University of Cambridge, Department of Applied Economics email: email@example.com
Abstract. This paper focuses on a possible effect of emigration on human capital formation. Emigration to a higher returns to skill country provides an incentive to invest in human capital. The level of human capital formation in the source country can therefore be positively correlated with the probability of emigration. Incidentally a surge in emigration can lead the source country out of an under-development trap. The implications of the model for the convergence controversy are also discussed.
2) Table of Contents: Volume 11, 1998
---------------------------------Number 3, Volume 11, 1998
--- PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
"Inequality in the distribution of personal income in the world: How is it changing and why" T. Paul SCHULTZ
--- SOCIAL SECURITY
"Private support and social security" Frans van DIJK
"A note on intergenerational risk sharing and the design of pay-as-you-go pension programs" Oystein THOGERSEN
"The effect of housing on migrations in Israel: 1988-1994" Boris A. PORTNOV
"Comparative labor market performance of visaed and non-visaed migrants: pacific islanders in Australia" Richard P.C. BROWN
"The impact of real wage and mortality fluctuations on fertility and nuptiality in precensus England" Roy E. BAILEY, Marcus J. CHAMBERS
"The demand for children in Arab countries: the impact of female education and child mortality" Sulayman AL-QUDSI
---------------------------------Number 2, Volume 11, 1998
"The opportunity costs of childbearing: More than mothers' business" Heather JOSHI
"Wages, taxes and publicly provided day care" Michael LUNDHOLM, Henry OHLSSON
"Family structure, economic status, and educational attainment" Scott BOGESS
"The extent of labour specialization in the extended family: A theoretical and empirical analysis" Guy LACRIOX, Michel PICOT, Catherine SOFER
"Immigrant quality and assimilation: a review of the U.S. literature" T. Paul SCHULTZ
"Hebrew language usage: determinants and effects on earnings among immigrants in Israel" Barry A. CHISWICK
"Immigration, assimilation and growth" John T. DURKIN, JR.
"The performance of immigrants in the Norwegian labor market" John E. HAYFRON
---------------------------------Number 1, Volume 11, 1998
"Uncertainty and critical-level population principles" Charles BLACKORBY, Walter BOSSERT, David DONALDSON
"Fertility decisions when infant survival is endogenous" Alessandro CIGNO
"An econometric and neoclassical analysis of the timing and spacing of births in Canada from 1950 to 1990" Philippe MERRIGAN, Yvan ST.-PIERRE
"Fertility and the Easterlin hypothesis: An assessment of the literature" Diane J. MACUNOVIC
"A panel study of migration, self-selection and household real income" Roger AXELSSON, Olle WESTERLUND
"The unemployment insurance compensation experience of immigrants in Canada, 1980-1988" Pierre SIKLOS, William L. MARR
"Time preference and capital mobility in an OLG model with land" Bertrand CRETTEZ, Philippe MICHEL, Jean-Pierre VIDAL
3) 2nd IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics, 1999
The objective of this yearly summer school is to bring together a large number of PhD students and senior lecturers to study new areas in labor economics, to give the PhD students the possibility to present their papers, and to discuss their own ideas with established researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere.
The 2nd IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics will be held from 10-16 May, 1999, at the conference center of the German Post Office in Buch at the lake of Ammersee (near Munich), Bavaria/Germany. Deadline for application is January 15, 1999.
More information are shortly available on the web: www.iza.org
4) Call for Papers: ESPE 1999
13th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics 24-26 June 1999, University of Turin, Italy
Allied fields of labour economics, household economics, public economics, demography, statistics and economic history
Submission deadline: 1 February 1999
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Submit abstract to the Programme Chairman: Daniela Del Boca (ESPE-99), Department of Economics, University of Turin Via Po 53, 10124 Torino - ITALY Fax +39 011 6702762 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information are available from: http://www.cisi.unito.it/ateneo/dipeco/Elenchi/espe99.htm
5) Call for Papers: CEPR Conference on Marginal Labour Markets in Metropolitan Areas 1999
On behalf of the organizers, Alan Barrett (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, and CEPR) and Klaus F Zimmermann (IZA, University of Bonn and CEPR), we invite you to submit a paper proposal for a conference on 'Marginal Labour Markets in Metropolitan Areas', to be held in Dublin on 10-12 October 1999. Deadline is April 30, 1999.
The conference will explore the labour market experiences of groups such as immigrants, ethnic minorities, young people, women, and others at risk of being located in low-paid jobs or of becoming long-term unemployed, all in an urban context. Of particular interest will be papers which explore the following issues: the dynamics of social exclusion/integration; the assimilation of migrants; the success or otherwise of targeted policies and the mechanism of such targeting; the link between labour market marginalization and social deviance; and the intergenerational transmission of labour market marginalization.
It is envisaged that 15 to 18 papers will be presented at the conference and that a selection will subsequently be published in the Journal of Population Economics. In order to ensure that papers contain largely completed work which can be moved quickly into the publication process following the conference, applications to present should be supported by substantial abstracts or completed papers. Please note that only new research will be accepted; papers that have already been published or have been submitted for publication elsewhere will not be considered. The date for submission is Friday 30 April 1999; decisions on participation will be announced in late-May 1999.
Participants will be reimbursed for a return journey to the conference, in accordance with CEPR's standard guidelines, and for subsistence and accommodation. If you would like to submit a paper proposal, please reply to Toni Orloff at CEPR (CEPR, 90-98 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7RR, UK. Tel: (44 171) 878 2907, fax: (44 171) 878 2999, email: TORLOFF@CEPR.ORG). Please send with your reply either a finished paper or an extended abstract of a paper close to completion.
ALL REPLYS MUST REACH CEPR BY FRIDAY 30 APRIL 1999.
6) Call for Papers - Special Issue
"Fertility Studies Using Count Data Methods" edited by Rainer Winkelmann (University of Canterbury and Centre for Economic Policy Research, London) and Klaus F. Zimmermann (University of Munich and Centre for Economic Policy Research, London). Recent years have seen much progress in the development of econometric models for count data. Structural enhancements led to generalized poisson, hurdle and zip (zero inflated poisson) models, among others, and various extentions in a panel, time-series and multivariate context. By relaxing the distributional assumptions and the use of other estimation methods than maximum likelihood, semiparametric and GMM approaches were introduced. Unfortunately, those new techniques were not yet sufficiently utilized in the context of the analysis of fertility. Hence, the Journal of Population Economics will devote a special issue to the econometric analysis of fertility using count data models. Both sound applied papers using these methods and new methodological approaches demonstrating the usefulness by means of fertility data are welcome. Abstracts are invited as soon as possible for information. Papers are due by December 31, 1998. Acceptance decisions will be made on the basis of a standard refereeing process, and the planned publication date is in the course of 1999. Submissions are invited to the editorial office of the journal: Editor-in-chief Journal of Population Economics IZA, P.O. Box 7240 D-53072 Bonn, Germany. Instructions for authors are available on the web: www.iza.org
7) About the JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS
The Journal of Population Economics is an international quarterly that publishes original theoretical and applied research and survey articles on topics dealing with broadly defined relationships between economic and demographic problems. Both extensive surveys of wider areas and shorter reviews of important new developments are considered. The Journal of Population Economics also encourages the submission of shorter papers (not more than 8 printed pages) which are reviewed more rapidly.
Appropriate microlevel topics include household formation, fertility choices, education, labor supply, and migration; macrolevel topics may cover economic growth with exogenous or endogenous population evolution, population policy, savings and pensions, social security, housing, and health care. Papers dealing with policy issues and development problems are also encouraged if they deal with population issues.
The Journal of Population Economics is the journal of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE). The membership fee is DM 115 and members receive the Journal of Population Economics free-of-charge. To become a member please contact the Treasurer of ESPE: Bernd Raffelhueschen, University of Freiburg, email:email@example.com
Institutional annual subscription rate: 1998, Vol. 11 (4 issues): North America $ 361,-- including carriage charges. All other countries: DM 548,-- plus carriage charges.
8) Editorial Board
Editor-in-chief: Klaus F.Zimmermann, IZA, Bonn Fax: +49-228-3894 210 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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T. Paul Schultz, Yale University, New Haven, USA Fax: +1-203-432 55 91 / E-mail: Paul.Schultz@yale.edu
Associate Editors: Didier Blanchet, ENSEA, Malakoff,France Francois Bourguignon,DELTA/ENS, Paris, France Barry R. Chiswick, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Frank T. Denton, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada Richard A. Easterlin, University of Southern California, USA Gustav Feichtinger, Technical University, Vienna, Austria Ira N. Gang, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA Jeff Grogger, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA James J. Heckman, University of Chicago, USA Arie Kapteyn, Tilburg University, The Netherlands Anders Klevmarken, University of Uppsala, Sweden Ronald D. Lee, University of California, Berkeley, USA Robert A. Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA Kazuo Nishimura, Kyoto University, Japan Naohiro Ogawa, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan Pierre Pestieau, University of Liege, Belgium John D. Pitchford, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia Robert K. von Weizsaecker, University of Mannheim, Germany Bengt-Arne Wickstroem, Humboldt University, Germany Junsen Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Editor-in-chief: Klaus F. Zimmermann Editorial Assistant: Michael Vogler
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The Gordon Cain Fellowship in Technology, Policy, and Entrepreneurship.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) invites applications for the Gordon Cain Fellowship in Technology, Policy, and Entrepreneurship for the 1999-2000 academic year. The Gordon Cain Fellow will spend the year in residence at CHF and will carry out historical research on the development of the chemical industries.
The outcome of this research should further our understanding of the relationship between science, technology, policy, and entrepreneurship and shed light on the complex development of modern society and commerce. For example, what are the conditions that forward the growth of certain chemical specialties or of biotechnology? What is known about the economic and commercial impacts of Nobel Prize-winning work carried out in the United States? How best may recent developments in policy study, economics, and various historical subdisciplines-history of science, of technology, of economics, and of business-illuminate the history of the chemical industries?
At the beginning of the fellowship year, the Cain Fellow and CHF will convene a committee of leading academics to discuss the historical territory around policy, technology, and entrepreneurship, providing counsel and feedback to both the fellow and to CHF.
The successful candidate for the Cain Fellowship should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand at the time of application. Applications should include a complete curriculum vitae and a proposal of 500 to 1,000 words outlining the applicant's research project, with specific reference to how the work advances scholarship and how the outcome might be published. In addition, applicants should arrange for two letters of reference to be sent directly to CHF.
The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000 plus a small continuing award for research expenses and travel to allow the Cain Fellow to return to CHF periodically after the initial term.
Deadline: 1 December 1998
Contact: Leo B. Slater, Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702 Phone: (215) 925-2222, ext. 224, Fax: (215) 925-1954, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation seeks to increase public understanding of chemical sciences and technologies through the historical study of the chemical industries, including petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and polymers and plastics, and of chemical engineering, agricultural chemicals, and environmental remediation.
The 1998-99 Cain Fellow is Dr. Stephen Adams. He received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow with AT&T archives. A historian of American business and industry, Dr. Adams will research the chemical industry and its organizational capabilities, location and governmental relations. In addition, Dr. Adams hopes his research will serve as a springboard for further historical inquiry into business history.
History of Economics Society Prizes
The History of Thought Society has the option of giving three awards each year:
the Joseph Dorfman Award for the best dissertation in the history of economic thought
the best paper in the history of thought award;
the Distinguished Fellow Award
The Dorfman Award carries with it a stipend of $500 and travel expenses of up to $500 to attend the HES meetings that year to receive the award.
Below is information about each of these. We encourage relevant submissions. (Previous award winners can be found at the HES web site.)
The Dorfman Best Dissertation Award Deadline: Extended to November 15, 1998
All dissertations in the history of economic thought and methodology are eligible. The selection committee considers nominated dissertations only.
Official completion date, using the September to August academic year, determines the eligible cohort. To nominate a dissertation completed 97-09 to 98-08, submit one copy to the Chair of the selection committee:
D. Wade Hands Department of Economics University of Puget Sound Tacoma, WA 98416, USA phone: +1 206 756-3592 fax: +1 206 756-3500 email: email@example.com
Best Paper Award Deadline: March 1, 1999
The selection committee considers all articles published in the Society's Journal of the History of Economic Thought and Perspectives on the History of Economic Thought. Those published elsewhere must be nominated.
Official publication date is the intended criterion for this annual award but the deadline for nominations reflects a compromise. It has been extended beyond the calendar year to allow for the fact that many publications are shipped after their official publication dates. But the selection must be made during the Spring, for presentation at the Society's annual conference in June, so articles appearing in very late shipments do miss their eligibility.
To nominate an article, send three paper copies to the Chair of the best paper selection committee. Nomination of an article by its author is welcome.
Submissions go to the Chair of the Best Paper Selection Committee:
Sandra Peart Department of Economics Baldwin-Wallace College 275 Eastland Road Berea, OH 44017-2088, USA phone: +1 440 826-2120 fax: +1 440 826-3835 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Distinguished Fellows Award Deadline: November 15, 1998
The Distinguished Fellows Award is given for lifetime accomplishments in the history of thought.
Individuals nominating someone should send the name and a paragraph or two on why you believe the nominee should receive the award to the Chair of the Distinguished Fellows Nominating Committee:
Robert Clower Darla Moore School of Business Department of Economics U. of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina 29206 phone: 803-777-5919 fax: 803-777-6876 email: Rclower@darla.badm.sc.edu
David Colander e-mail: Colander@Middlebury.edu
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES. Stanford University seeks to make a tenure-track appointment in science and technology studies at the assistant professor level, to begin September 1999. Candidates will be considered in the following fields: anthropology, economics, political science and sociology. Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in science and technology studies. The candidate's primary appointment will be in the appropriate department. The successful candidate will also be an active participant in Stanford's interdisciplinary Science, Technology and Society Program. Please send letter of application, cv, three letters of recommendation, descriptions of sample courses, and a short writing sample by December 1, 1998 to: Chair, Science, Technology and Society Search Committee, ATTN: Department of [Anthropology, Economics, Sociology or Political Science], Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Stanford University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
NEH Summers Seminars and Institutes Program
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES SUMMER SEMINARS AND INSTITUTES PROGRAM
Each summer the National Endowment for the Humanities supports study opportunities for educators to strengthen humanities teaching and scholarship in the nation's schools and colleges.
Now is the time to begin planning a proposal to direct a seminar or institute in the summer of 2000. The application deadline is March 1, 1999.
Contact a program officer now to discuss a topic for a *seminar* or an *institute*. Seminars and institutes are offered either for school teachers or for faculty who teach undergraduates. The program officers listed below are available to advise applicants on choice of topic, format, and audience. Samples of successful proposals and application guidelines are available upon request.
Thomas M. Adams 202/606-8396 Douglas M. Arnold 202/606-8225 Wilsonia E. D. Cherry 202/606-8495 F. Bruce Robinson 202/606-8213
Seminars and Institutes Program Division of Research and Education Programs National Endowment for the Humanities Washington, DC 20506 E-mail: email@example.com
Princeton University Library Fellowships
The 1999-2000 Friends of the Princeton University Library Fellowship Program has recently been announced. Information on the program may be found at http://www.princeton.edu/~rbsc/fellows.html. Please direct inquiries or requests for information to John Delaney, Rare Books and Manuscripts Cataloging Team, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Firestone Library, 1 Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544, or to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for the program is January 15, 1999.
Rethinking History, Minatures
Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice seeks contributions for a section of the journal devoted to a new form of historical writing, the Miniature. The subjects and style of such works are completely open. The only requirements for the Miniature are that the topic be in some way historical and the length no more than 1500 words.
Historical moments, precis of planned projects, abstracts for articles yet to be written, vest pocket biographies, poetic reflections, personal encounters, outrageous reinterpretations the subject matter and approach of a Miniature need only limited by the imagination and inventiveness of the historian. Like all contributions to Rethinking History, Miniatures will be refereed -- by standards appropriate to the form.
Miniatures or inquiries about them should be directed to one of the Co-Editors of Rethinking History.
Robert A. Rosenstone, California Institute of Technology 228-77, Pasadena, CA 91125. FAX: (626) 793-8580. Email: email@example.com.
Alun Munslow, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DE, UK. FAX (0) 1782 294 363 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Award
The History of Economics Society is accepting submissions for the 1999 Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Award. The deadline is October 15, 1998 for dissertations on the history of economic thought completed during the year ending August 31, 1998. Members of the selection committee are Peter Boettke, Wade Hands (chair), and James Wible.
Information regarding the Dorfman Award, including a list of past winners, can be found at http://www.eh.net/HisEcSoc/Society/dorfman_award.shtml
One copy of the dissertation should be sent to:
D. Wade Hands Department of Economics University of Puget Sound Tacoma, WA 98416 USA
British Society for the History of Science, Singer Prize
The Singer prize, of up to stlg300, is awarded by BSHS every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine. The Prize is intended for younger scholars or recent entrants into the profession and may be awarded to the writer of one outstanding essay, or may be divided between two or more entrants. The Prize will be presented at at a BSHS meeting and publication in the _British Journal for the History of Science_ will be at the discretion of the Editor.
Candidates must be currently registered for a postgraduate degree course or have completed such in the last two years. Entry is in no way limited to British nationals. Essays must not exceed 8,000 words (including footnotes), must be fully documented, typewritten or word-processed with double-line spacing, and submitted in English. Entries (3 copies, stating the number of words) should be sent to arrive not later than 31 October 1998. Essays should not bear any reference to the author, either by name or department; candidates should send a covering letter with documentation of their status and details of any publications.
Inquiries and entries should be addressed to: Dr. J. Hughes, BSHS Secretary, CHSTM, Maths Tower, The University, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK. Tel: (44) (0)161 275 5857. E-mail: email@example.com.
Henry George collection
CALL FOR ESSAYS
On November 1, 1997 a conference in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the death of Henry George was held in New York City. Ten scholars from the fields of economics, sociology, and history presented papers on Henry George, author of _Progress and Poverty_ (1879) and noted reformer.
The success of the conference as well as increased scholarly interest in George as a political economist, social critic, and labor party candidate has prompted an effort to publish the papers in a book (not yet under contract), _Henry George: Selected Essays in Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of His Death_. It is intended to present essays which raise and address new questions regarding George and his legacy.
There is room in this book for three and possibly four essays in addition to the ten presented at the conference.
Anyone interested in submitting an essay for consideration should send it by December 1, 1998 to:
Prof. Edward T. O'Donnell Dept. of History Hunter College, CUNY 695 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 212 772 5540 fax: 212 772 5545
RAND OPENS ITS ARCHIVES FOR SCHOLARLY RESEARCH
The RAND Corporation marks its 50th anniversary in 1998. A non-profit institution dedicated to research and analysis in the public interest, RAND takes this occasion not only to look to the future, but also to broaden its effort to document its first half century. RAND's aim is to see this documentation appear as a group of scholarly publications available to all who have an interest in the institution, its work, and the broad variety of subjects in which it has been engaged.
RAND invites academic historians and analysts in the fields of public policy and science and technology studies to help achieve this objective. While RAND researchers and staff members are invaluable to our history project as sources of data and experience, RAND employees are not participating in this work as authors. A "vanity history" is far from our purpose.
Participating scholars are offered access to RAND's newly opened archives, which are rich and diverse in content. RAND has conducted research across a broad spectrum of scientific, methodological and policy issues -- concentrating on matters at the leading edge of public concern. We believe historical materials and records of these efforts offer scholars unique insights to past and present developments in many substantive fields.
Independence of Participants
Participating researchers are, of course, expected to maintain high academic standards. The notes they take, interpretations they make, manuscripts they write and subsequent publications are their own. RAND reads draft materials intended for publication checking only for factual accuracy. Consistent with our purpose of stimulating unbiased research, we offer no stipends or other financial incentives. RAND's quid for the participant's quo is unique access to information and people, within and outside of RAND, and the freedom to exploit these sources to open new areas of scholarly research. Faculty and graduate students participating in the history project thus far have gained research support from private foundations, from government agencies such as the National Science Foundation, and from their home institutions; these scholars have been productive and comfortable with these arrangements.
Faculty and graduate students interested in learning more about the RAND history project are encouraged to access the RAND website at www.rand.org or to contact Gustave H. Shubert, the RAND Senior Fellow who is coordinating this activity, at RAND (1700 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138, 310-451-6947), or via the internet (email@example.com).
Hazen Prize for Teaching History of Science
To expand interaction between professional historians and pre-University educators, the History of Science Society--among other things--has launched the HAZEN PRIZE for outstanding contributions to teaching the history of science.
This is the first year of the award, which will be delivered at the HSS annual meeting in October 1998. The Prize committee has been looking for nominations and is setting a specially delayed deadline of mid-August. Those interested in making a nomination should contact:
Prof Rich Kremer, Hazen Prize Subcommittee (Richard.L.Kremer@dartmouth.edu)
URGENTLY. He can provide information about nomination procedures.
Description of the Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize
"The prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to the teaching of History of Science. Educational activities recognized by the award are to be construed in the broadest sense and should include but not be limited to the following: classroom teaching (K-12, undergraduate, graduate or extended eductation), mentoring of young scholars, museum work, journalism, organization and administration of educational programs, educational research, innovation in the methodology of instruction, preparation of pedagogical materials, or public outreach through non-print media."
The award is accompanied by a cash prize of $1000.
Call for Papers Modern architectural history and theory, 1750 to the present.
The Ph.D. students of the program in History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University are pleased to announce the third "Hypotheses" graduate student conference, to be held February 5 & 6, 1999 at the School of Architecture.
"Hypotheses" is a biennial colloquium in which doctoral students publicly present current dissertation research. Presentations will be followed by discussion panels and responses by Princeton professors and other established scholars in the field.
The primary interest of "Hypotheses 3" is modern architectural history and theory, 1750 to the present. However, to broaden the intellectual framework in which architectural history and theory are understood, "Hypotheses 3" organizers also strongly encourage paper submissions from Ph. D. students in other disciplines. Students currently engaged in dissertation research in fields including, but not limited to, architecture, landscape architecture, art history, urban planning, history, cultural studies, literature, material culture and the social sciences are invited to submit a 300 word abstract, indicating the subject of research and defining the argument and material to be presented. Abstracts should be accompanied by a separate sheet with name, address and institutional affiliation. Presentations will be twenty minutes.
Submissions must be received by September 15, 1998. Invited participants will be notified by October 15th, 1998 for paper submission by January 15, 1999. Send abstracts to: "Hypotheses 3," School of Architecture, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 08544.
David J. Smiley <djsmiley@phoenix.Princeton.EDU>
Spektrum oekonomischen Denkens
A new book series on the history of economic thought, "Spektrum oekonomischen Denkens" ("Spectrum of Economic Thought"), is to be published by G+B Verlag Fakultas, a subdivision of the Gordon and Breach Publishing Group. The series shall consist of monographs, in German language of approximately 200 pages, each dealing with a specific economist. It will be based on a broad definition of economic science, comprehending orthodox and heterodox approaches as well as relevant contributions from other social sciences. Contents should include life and work, the historical origins and the present significance of the theoretical contributions by the respective economist.
Proposals for contributions fitting into the framework of this series are welcome. Interested authors are kindly requested to address their proposals to one of the editors of the series.
Address of the editors:
Hansjoerg Klausinger, Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien, Institut fuer Volkswirtschaftstheorie und -politik, Augasse 2-6, A-1090 Vienna, Austria; E-Mail: Hansjoerg.Klausinger@wu-wien.ac.at; or:
Juergen Loewe, Universitaet St. Gallen, Mueller-Friedberg-Strasse 14, Postfach 1218, CH-9001 St. Gallen, Switzerland; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1998 HES Best Article and Dissertation Awards
The History of Economics Society is pleased to announce the winners of the 1998 Award for the Best Article in the History of Economics (established 1995) and the 1998 Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Award (established 1990). These awards were announced at the 1998 Society meeting in Montreal at the end of June. Descriptions of these awards, submission guidelines, and a list of past winners are available from their respective web sites:
The 1998 Award Best Article Award went to Crauford Goodwin and Alex Rogers for their article "Cyberpunk and Chicago" published in _Perspectives in the History of Economic Thought_ 13, edited by James Henderson (Routledge, 1997). An abstract of the article is available in the Abstracts in the History of Economics archive, at
The 1998 Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Award went to Thomas Leonard for his dissertation "The Reason of Rules in the Intellectual Economy: The Economics of Science and the Science of Economics," supervised by Arjo Klamer at George Washington University. An abstract of the dissertation is available in the Abstracts in the History of Economics archive, at
The European Legacy: Toward new Paradigms
THE EUROPEAN LEGACY: TOWARD NEW PARADIGMS, the leading journal on European Intellectual History chosen by the Library Journal as one of the Ten Best Magazines in the USA for 1996, invites contributors on the following themes on European Thought:
1) History, Causality, and Free Will
2) The Political Background of the Historiographical debate in France
3) Ethnic and Religious Conflicts in Contemporary Europe.
4) The Welfare State
5) The Social Contract in Contemporary European Political Thought
6) Comparative Literature
7) The Ethics of Narrative
8) Theology in the Age of Science
9) Philosophy and Literature
10) Moral Relativism
Editors, THE EUROPEAN LEGACY: TOWARD NEW PARADIGMS Published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Five Cambridge Center, Fourth Floor, Cambridge Massachusetts 02142-1399 USA
THE EUROPEAN LEGACY TOWARD NEW PARADIGMS Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) Eds. Sascha and Ezra Talmor Kibbutz Nachshonim ,D.N Merkaz 73190 ,ISRAEL Tel: +972-3-9386445 Fax: +972-3-9024402 email: email@example.com
** CHECK OUT OUR WEB-SITE ** http://mitpress.mit.edu/journal-home.tcl?issn=10848770
Abstracts of HETSAustralia Conference, 1998
Today the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia (HETSA) closed its annual conference in Sydney. Abstracts for 21 of the 26 conference papers are available at http://btwebsh.macarthur.uws.edu.au/steveK/HETSA/98/Abstracts/Abstracts.htm
Many of the full papers will follow, although not in plain text format. Those that see paper publication will then be replaced at the website by citations of the paper sources.
Conference coordinator and webmaster Steve Keen <firstname.lastname@example.org> has a homepage with a shorter address http://btwebsh.macarthur.uws.edu.au/steveK that provides a point of entry to both the HETSA conference site and to some of his own teaching and research material.
Metascience, a book review outlet
Metascience is a review journal which publishes high quality, comprehensive reviews of books in history and philosophy of science, science and technology studies and related fields.
Metascience specialises in innovative styles of reviewing, including standard reviews, essay reviews, CD-Rom reviews, non-anglophone reviews, discipline survey reviews and round-table or review symposia in which up to four reviewers provide independent essay reviews of one book. Metascience is non-specialist as all reviews are accessible to a wide cross-section of the HPS/STS community.
Free Sample Copy Available
If you would like to review a sample copy of the journal prior to subscribing, please reply to email@example.com with 'METASCIENCE-SAMPLE COPY REQUEST' in the subject line and your full name, postal address, and the following information in the message, ie. whether you are planning to:
a) Submit a review to the journal. b) Recommend your library to subscribe. If so, I would be grateful for the name of the librarian and institution...... c) Subscribe to the journal yourself.
Special Offer - Electronic Access is included in your institutional subscription to the print edition.
Special Discounts available for Members of the following societies: AAHPSSS, APA, HSS, BSHS, PSA, AHSA, ISHPSSB. See below for more details.
Edited by John Forge
ISSN: 0815-0796, 3 issues a year, Volume 7, 1998
Institutional Subscription Rates: $123.00 (N America), =A375.00 (UK/Europe), A$99.00 (Australia/New Zealand), =A375.00 (Rest of World) Personal Subscription Rates: $46.00 (N America), =A329.00 (UK/Europe), A$50.00 (Australia/New Zealand), =A329.00 (Rest of World) AAHPSSS Members: A$45.00 APA, HSS, BSHS, PSA, AHSA, ISHPSSB Members: $40.00 (N America), =A325.00 (Rest of World)
E Gillingham Blackwell Publishers 108 Cowley Road Oxford, OX4 1JF UK Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Malthus and Marx guest editorial request
1998 marks the 200th anniversary of _An Essay on the Principle of Population_, by T. Robert Malthus (in fact, I believe the Essay was published in June 1798!) and the 150th anniversary of _The Communist Manifesto_, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
To celebrate these publications, I would like to devote the fall "guest editorials" on the HES list to short essays on Malthus and Marx. In particular, I would be interested in editorials on the following topics, although others can certainly be proposed:
Reconsidering Malthus' place in the history of economics
_The Communist Manifesto_ in the history of economics
_The Communist Manifesto_ today
The relation between Malthus and Marx
Malthus and evolutionary economics
If a schedule of editorials on Marx and Malthus can be arranged, I will post the schedule on the list so that those teaching the history of economic thought in the fall can consider making use of the editorials in their courses.
If you are interested in providing a guest editorial on one of these topics (or know someone I can approach about one of these topics) or want to propose another editorial related to Marx and Malthus, please contact Ross Emmett (email@example.com). Guest editorials appear on the HES list approximately once a month during the North American academic year, and and are archived on the HES web site. The expected length of a guest editorial is 1000 words, although several editorials have come closer to 1500 words.
Ross B. Emmett Manager, Electronic Information, History of Economics Society Augustana University College e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://www.augustana.ab.ca/~emmer
SDAE paper competition
GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION SPONSORED BY THE SOCIETY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AUSTRIAN ECONOMICS
Graduate students are invited to submit papers dealing with market process theory for a paper competition sponsored by the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, and to be presented at the joint SDAE and Southern Economic Association meetings in Baltimore, MD in November. Three papers will be chosen and each successful proposal will receive a prize of $1,000 to cover expenses to attend the SDAE/SEA meetings.
Papers of a theoretical, applied, intellectual history, or methodological nature are strongly encouraged provided they relate to the market process tradition (interpreted in a catholic manner) and critical as well as positive appraisals of the tradition are strongly encouraged.
The deadline for submissions are August 1, 1998 and a decision will be made by September 1. Submit papers or detailed proposals for a paper to me at George Mason University, or by email.
Peter Boettke Associate Professor of Economics Department of Economics George Mason University 4400 University Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 E-mail: email@example.com
AJES special issue
The American Journal of Economics and Sociology will publish a gala 1999 issue on the theme "Economic Sociology: A Friendly Merger or Hostile Takeover?" Anyone wishing to submit an article should send me a 100 word abstract. As editor of the AJES, I have a special interest in actual explanations of social phenomena that straddle both disciplines. Matters involving culture, signalling, trust, reputations, networking, etc., are grist for the mills of practicing economic sociologists or should I say practicing sociological economists? While good methodological pieces are always of interest, I prefer to actual do economic sociology by analyzing the mechanisms at work that serve to embed economic exchanges in the larger and also important processes of civil society. Historical papers will be considered as well.
Laurence S. Moss Editor 617 728 4949 Fax 617 728 4947 Lmos@aol.com
Forkosch Prize, J. Hist. of Ideas
The Journal of the History of Ideas awards each year the Morris D. Forkosch Prize for a book in intellectual history, the stipend now being raised to $2000.
Submissions are limited to the first book published by any author and to books published in English (no translations or collections) pertaining to one or more of the major disciplines associated with "intellectual history" broadly conceived, viz., history (including the history of various arts and sciences), philosophy (including the philosophy of science, aesthetics, and other fields), political thought (including economics, social science, and anthropology), and literature (including literary criticism and theory). The judges will favor publications displaying sound scholarship, original conceptualization, and significant chronological and interdisciplinary scope.
The four-person committee must select from a vast range of publications; and it will be necessary to narrow the choice by maintaining the highest scholarly standards as well as depending in part on recommendations of publishers, who are requested to supply four copies of the book to members of the committee.
We ask publishers to assist us in this process by limiting their nominations to a maximum of two books published in 1998. Nominations must arrive at the addresses of the committee members by 31 December 1998. The winner will be announced in May 1999.
For further information, contact:
Professor Donald R. Kelley, Editor Journal of the History of Ideas 88 College Ave. New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8542 Tel: (732) 932-1227 Fax: (732) 932-8708 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
18th Century Studies article prize
The Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) invites submissions for its annual article competition. An award of $500 will be given for the best article on an eighteenth-century subject published in a scholarly journal, annual, or collection between 1 September 1997 and 31 August 1998. Authors must be members of SEASECS, and articles may be submitted either by authors themselves or by others. Submissions written in a language other than English must include an English translation. The interdisciplinary appeal of the article will be considered but will not be the sole determinant of the award. Please submit articles in triplicate, postmarked by 15 November 1998 to: Sheila Skemp; Department of History; University of Mississippi; University, MS 38677.
For more information about SEASECS, contact: Secretary and Newsletter Editor: J. Patrick Lee, Box VPAA, Barry Univ., 11300 NE Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33161-6628; email: email@example.com
SEASECS is a regional affiliate of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), whose homepage is found at: http://muse.jhu.edu/associations/asecs/
Internet Libary of Early Journals
ILEJ, the Internet Library of Early Journals, is a joint project by the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford, conducted under the auspices of the eLib (Electronic Libraries) Programme. It has digitised substantial runs of 18th and 19th Century journals, and these images are now available on the Internet together with their associated bibliographic data.
The following titles are now available through the ILEJ service:
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine: Vol 53 - Vol 72 (1843 - 1852) Gentleman's Magazine: Vol 1 - Vol 20 (1731 - 1750) Notes and Queries: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th series (1849 - 1869) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: Vol 50 - Vol 67 (1757 - 1777)
The Builder and the Annual Register are due to be added shortly.
ILEJ is now entering its evaluation phase and we are keen to canvas opinion on the service. Please could we encourage list members with an interest in this area to take a look at ILEJ on the web at http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ilej/
We will soon be sending out a short survey to all registered users. Please could you register as a user when you take a look at the service, if you haven't already done so. Thanks, in advance, for your co-operation.
What did Marx, Mill and Martineau read?
MAKERS OF WESTERN CULTURE, 1800-1914: A Biographical Dictionary of Literary Influences (Greenwood Press, forthcoming 1999)
During the past two decades there has been growing interest in the process of cultural development and, more specifically, in the role of reading as a part of that process. As a result of recent studies, it has become increasingly clear that the influence of "great" ideas and cononical writers was less direct and more particular than traditional studies in intellectual history had imagined. MAKERS OF WESTERN CULTURE will be a practical tool to assist scholars in tracing the actual reading experience of several hundred of the most significant figures responsible for the general cultural development of Europe and the Anglo-American world between 1800 and 1914.
The editors are seeking articles of from 500-850 words on the following people:
Anderson, Hans Christian (1805-75). Denmark, author. Arnold, Thomas (1795-1842). England, educator. Bell, Alexander Graham (1847-1922). Scotland/US, inventor. Bjornson, Bjornstjerne (1832-1910). Norway, man-of-letters. Brunel, Isambard Kingdom (1806-59). England, engineer. Buckle, Thomas Henry (1821-62). England, historian. Bulwer-Lytton, Edward (1803-73). England, author, politician. Caldecott, Randolph (1846-86). England, illustrator. Campoamor, Ramon de (1817-1901). Spain, poet. Carroll, Lewis (1832-98). England, author. Chamberlain, Houston Stewart (1855-1927). England, scholar, racial theorist. Cobbett, William (1763-1835). England, journalist, agriculturalist. Curie, Marie Sklodowska (1867-1934). Poland/France, physicist. Dore, Gustave (1832-83). France, illustrator. Frazer, James George (1854-1941). England, anthropologist, scholar. Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn (1810-65). England, novelist. Goya y Lucientes, Francisco Jose (1746-1828). Spain, painter. Lamb, Charles (1775-1834). England, essayist. Larra, Mariano Jose de (1809-37). Spain, essayist and critic. Lincoln, Abraham (1809-65). U.S., president. Martineau, Harriett (1802-76). England, journalist, critic. Marx, Karl (1818-83). Germany, historian, economist. Mill, James (1773-1836). England, political economist, historian. Millais, John Everett (1829-96). England, painter. Nobel, Alfred (1833-96). Sweden, industrialist, philanthropist. Perez Galdos, Benito (1843-1920). Spain, novelist, dramatist. Ranke, Leopold von (1795-1885). Germany, historian. Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822). England, poet. Sigurdsson, Jon (1811-79). Iceland, man of letters, politician. Stanley, Henry Morton (1841-1904). Wales/U.S., journalist, explorer. Strauss, David Friedrich (1808-74). Germany, theologian, critic.
Should there be prominent 19th-century figures in which you are interested but which are not on this list, please let me know of your interest. Additional subjects may become available in the near future.
DEADLINE FOR ARTICLES: February 1, 1999
Authors will have two major goals in preparing articles:
a. To provide a concise summary of the the reading which influenced their subject/subjects. Typically an article will incorporate both educational reading and other early influences, and notice of works read as an adult.
b. To provide clear direction to more extensive analyses or information.
If you would like a full prospectus with Notes for Contributors, please contact:
[Continental and American Entries] Dr. John Powell Division of Humanities Penn State, Erie Station Road Erie, PA 16563 (814) 898-6443 firstname.lastname@example.org
[British Entries] Dr. Derek Blakeley Department of History Box 1062 Washington University One Brookings Drive St. Louis, MO 63130 email@example.com
New email forum on Darwin and Darwinism
Darwin and Darwinism is a forum for discussion of any and all matters concerned with evolution. This means Darwin, his life and theories, Darwinian scholarship, including other approaches to evolution in the past and present. It is also intended to include findings, debates, concepts and philosophical disscussions about Darwinian ideas in other disciplines, including, for example, Darwinian psychology, social science, epistemology and the relevance of Darwinism to moral, cultural, social, political and ideological matters.
One of the aims of the forum is to provide a place where different disciplines and points of view which often do not make much contact can debate in a single space. This means that sharp disagreements are very likely. The forum leaders are determined that these will be condicted in a civil manner.
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New England Quarterly
The Editors of THE NEW ENGLAND QUARTERLY: A HISTORICAL REVIEW OF NEW ENGLAND LIFE AND LETTERS invite submissions for their consideration.
THE NEW ENGLAND QUARTERLY, a pioneer in the field of American Studies, has been published without interruption since 1928. The journal's mission remains the same as that articulated by its founders: NEQ is an open forum dedicated to the exploration and discussion of New England civilization and its effects on the nation and the world. The editors expect essays to approach their topics historically, but subjects can range broadly from literature, to politics, to art, to economics, etc. There is no restriction on time period covered.
Features also include brief memoranda, recently discovered documents, reconsiderations of historic controversies, and periodic essay reviews. A section of book reviews keeps readers informed about the lastest releases in the fields of New England history, literature, and culture.
The editorial offices of THE NEW ENGLAND QUARTERLY are located at Northeastern University. Manuscripts should be sent to the attention of Co-Editor Linda Smith Rhoads at the address below. Inquiries by phone, fax, or e-mail are also cordially received.
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