Invitation from 141 economists to join the World Economics Association

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We, the 141 econ­o­mists from the 40 coun­tries list­ed below, invite you to join the World Eco­nom­ics Asso­ci­a­tion which we are launch­ing today.

Two com­mit­ments list­ed in our Man­i­festo sum up the project.

1. To plu­ral­i­ty. The Asso­ci­a­tion will encour­age the free explo­ration of eco­nom­ic real­i­ty from any per­spec­tive that adds to the sum of our under­stand­ing. To this end, it advo­cates plu­ral­i­ty of thought, method and phi­los­o­phy.

2. To glob­al democ­ra­cy. The Asso­ci­a­tion will be demo­c­ra­t­i­cal­ly struc­tured so as not to allow its dom­i­na­tion by one coun­try or one con­ti­nent.

The cre­ation of the WEA address­es an obvi­ous gap in the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty of econ­o­mists – the absence of a tru­ly inter­na­tion­al, plu­ral­ist asso­ci­a­tion. Today’s dig­i­tal tech­nol­o­gy makes it fea­si­ble to close this gap quick­ly and cheap­ly through a bot­tom-up, grass-roots approach.

The WEA has been legal­ly con­sti­tut­ed in the Unit­ed King­dom as a “Com­mu­ni­ty Inter­est Com­pa­ny”, a spe­cial legal cat­e­go­ry (with an asset lock) for non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions whose pur­pose is to serve the pub­lic inter­est.

Mem­ber­ship of the World Eco­nom­ics Asso­ci­a­tion is free. To join, all that you need to do is go here and then enter your name, email address and coun­try and then click. You will also be giv­en the option of pro­vid­ing us with a few pro­fes­sion­al details, but none of these are required. You will receive an email con­firm­ing your mem­ber­ship of the WEA. You will also be giv­en the oppor­tu­ni­ty to make a dona­tion to the run­ning of the WEA. We want to empha­size that the WEA has no major donors, nei­ther insti­tu­tion­al nor indi­vid­ual, behind it.

The WEA will ini­tial­ly pub­lish three jour­nals, two of them new. Online access will be free to mem­bers, with print copies avail­able to libraries and indi­vid­u­als for a fee. The WEA’s very large mem­ber­ship from which to draw papers will ensure a high stan­dard of schol­ar­ship. The gen­er­al-pur­pose flag­ship jour­nal will be the World Eco­nom­ics Jour­nal. The oth­er new jour­nal, Eco­nom­ic Thought, will focus on the his­to­ry, method­ol­o­gy and phi­los­o­phy of eco­nom­ics. The Real-World Eco­nom­ics Review will hence­forth be pub­lished under the umbrel­la of the WEA. If you wish, you may read a doc­u­ment detail­ing the struc­tures and pro­ce­dures, which include an open review process, for the jour­nals.

From its web­site, the WEA will also run online con­fer­ences.

Help eco­nom­ics and your­self. Become a WEA mem­ber now.

Hop­ing you will join us as mem­bers,



Fan­tu Cheru,
Nordic Africa Insti­tute

Ghana / Kenya

Charles Abu­gre,
Unit­ed Nations Mil­len­ni­um Cam­paign in Africa


Thandi­ka Mkan­dawire, Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics

South Africa

Lucien Van Der Walt, Uni­ver­si­ty of the Wit­wa­ter­srand

Sal­im Val­ly, Uni­ver­si­ty of the Wit­wa­ter­srand



Ping Chen, Cen­ter for New Polit­i­cal Econ­o­my, Fudan Uni­ver­si­ty

Chi­nese Acad­e­my of Social Sci­ence

Shulin Gu, Tsinghua Uni­ver­si­ty

Kainan Huang, Shan­dong Uni­ver­si­ty

Yan­li Huo, Chi­ba Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy

Dic Lo, Ren­min Uni­ver­si­ty of Chi­na and Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don

Hen­ry C. K. Liu

Ying Ma, Wuhan Uni­ver­si­ty

Yougui Wang, Bei­jing Nor­mal Uni­ver­si­ty

Dapei Zuo,
Insti­tute of Eco­nom­ics, Chi­nese Acad­e­my of Social Sci­ences


V. Bhaskar, Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don,

C. P. Chan­drasekhar, Jawa­har­lal Nehru Uni­ver­si­ty
Jish­nu Das, World Bank

Jay­ati Ghosh, Jawa­har­lal Nehru Uni­ver­si­ty

Prab­hat Pat­naik, Jawa­har­lal Nehru Uni­ver­si­ty


Toru Iwa­mi, Uni­ver­si­ty of Tokyo

Richard C. Koo, Nomu­ra Research Insti­tute


Ha-Joon Chang, Cam­bridge Uni­ver­si­ty


Ali Kadri, Unit­ed Nations and Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics


Rajah Rasi­ah, Uni­ver­si­ti Malaya


Akmal Hus­sain, Bea­con­house Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty


Pasuk Phong­pai­chit, Chu­la­longko­rn Uni­ver­si­ty


Eyup Özvveren, Mid­dle East Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty

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Peter Earl, Uni­ver­si­ty of Queens­land

Steve Keen, Uni­ver­si­ty of West­ern Syd­ney

J. E. King, Monash Uni­ver­si­ty

New Zealand

Robert Wade, Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics



Ulrich Brand, Uni­ver­si­ty of Wien


Chris­t­ian Arnsperg­er, Uni­ver­si­ty of Lou­vain

Ernst Stet­ter, Foun­da­tion for Euro­pean Pro­gres­sive Stud­ies u


Bengt-Åke Lund­vall, Uni­ver­si­ty of Aal­borg


Wolf­gang Drech­sler, Tallinn Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy

Rain­er Kat­tel, Tallinn Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy


Uskali Mäki, Uni­ver­si­ty of Helsin­ki


Bruno Amable, Uni­ver­sité Paris 1 Pan­théon-Sor­bonne

Rolande Bor­rel­ly, Insti­tute of Applied Math­e­mat­ics and Eco­nom­ics

Jean-Pierre Dupy, École Poly­tech­nique and Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty

Olivi­er Favereau, l’u­ni­ver­site Paris X

Jean Gadrey, Uni­ver­si­ty of Lille

Bernard Guer­rien, Uni­ver­sité Paris 1 Pan­théon-Sor­bonne

Frédéric Lor­don, Bureau d’é­conomie théorique et appliquée

André Orléan, Ecole Nor­male Supérieure

Jacques Sapir, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sci­ences Sociales

Hen­ri Ster­dy­ni­ak,
Obser­va­toire français des con­jonc­tures économiques


Hein­er Flass­beck, Unit­ed Nations Con­fer­ence on Trade and Devel­op­ment

Ulrich Fritsche, Uni­ver­sität Ham­burg

Nor­bert Haer­ing, Han­dels­blatt

Gus­tav Horn, Macro­eco­nom­ic Pol­i­cy Insti­tute

Lorenz Jarass, Uni­ver­si­ty of Applied Sci­ences of Wies­baden

Wal­ter Krämer, Unvier­si­ty of Dort­mund

Man­fred Nitsch, Freie Uni­ver­si­taet Berlin

Sigrid Skarpelis-Sperk, for­mer mem­ber of the Bun­destag

Friederike Spieck­er


Yanis Varo­ufakis, Uni­ver­si­ty of Athens


Jean Fey­der, Ambas­sador to the Unit­ed Nations


Nico­la Aco­cel­la, Uni­ver­si­ty of Rome

Gio­van­ni Dosi, San­t’An­na School of Advanced Stud­ies

Grazia let­to-Gillies, Lon­don South Bank Uni­ver­si­ty,

Cristi­na Mar­cuz­zo,
Uni­ver­si­ty of Rome

Ugo Pagano, Uni­ver­si­ty of Siena

Lui­gi Pasinet­ti, Catholic Uni­ver­si­ty of Milan

Alessan­dro Roncaglia, Uni­ver­si­ty of Rome

Annal­isa Rossel­li, Roma Tor Ver­ga­ta


Esther-Mir­jam Sent, Rad­boud Uni­ver­si­ty Nijmegen

Irene van Staveren, Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute of Social Stud­ies of Eras­mus Uni­ver­si­ty


Erik S Rein­ert, The Oth­er Canon Foun­da­tion


Vladimir Avtonomov, High­er School of Eco­nom­ics, Moscow

Ele­na Sapir, P.G.Demidov Yaroslav State Uni­ver­si­ty


Peter Söder­baum, School of Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment of Soci­ety and Tech­nol­o­gy


Anto­nio Gar­ri­do, Uni­ver­si­dad Politéc­ni­ca de Madrid


Paul H. Dem­bin­s­ki, Uni­ver­si­ty of Fri­bourg

Jochen Hartwig, Uni­ver­si­ty of Zürich

Friedrich von Kirch­bach, Inter­na­tion­al Trade Cen­tre

Paul Meier, Swiss Futures and Options Asso­ci­a­tion

Ser­gio Rossi, Uni­ver­si­ty of Fri­bourg

Unit­ed King­dom

Mark C. Cas­son, Read­ing Uni­ver­si­ty

Vic­to­ria Chick, Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don

Fran­cis Cripps, Cam­bridge Uni­ver­si­ty

Diane Elson, Uni­ver­si­ty of Essex

Sheila C. Dow, Uni­ver­si­ty of Stir­ling

Edward Full­brook, Real-World Eco­nom­ics Review

Geof­frey Hodg­son, Uni­ver­si­ty of Hert­ford­shire

Tony Law­son, Cam­bridge Uni­ver­si­ty

Mary Mel­lor, Uni­ver­si­ty of Northum­bria at New­cas­tle

Paul Ormerod, Volter­ra Con­sult­ing

Paul Ray­ment, for­mer direc­tor of UN Eco­nom­ic Com­mis­sion for Europe

Ann Pet­ti­for, Pol­i­cy Research in Macro­eco­nom­ics

Robert Skidel­sky, Uni­ver­si­ty of War­wick

John Weeks, Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don

Latin Amer­i­can and West Indies


Aldo Caliari, Rethink­ing Bret­ton Woods Project

Rober­to Frenkel, Uni­ver­si­dad de Buenos Aires

Gus­ta­vo Mar­qués, Uni­ver­si­dad de Buenos Aires


Kei­th Nurse,
Uni­ver­si­ty of the West Indies


Luiz Car­los Bress­er-Pereira, Getulio Var­gas Foun­da­tion and Uni­ver­si­ty of São Paulo

Ana Celia Cas­tro, Fed­er­al Uni­ver­si­ty of Rio de Janeiro

Fer­nan­do Fer­rari Fil­ho, Uni­ver­si­dade Fed­er­al do Rio Grande do Sul

Luiz Fer­nan­do de Paula, Uni­ver­si­dade do Esta­do do Rio de Janeiro


Mario Cimoli, UN Eco­nom­ic Com­mis­sion for Latin Amer­i­ca and the Caribbean


Juan Calos Moreno-Brid, UN Eco­nom­ic Com­mis­sion for Latin Amer­i­ca and the Caribbean

Ali­cia Puyana, Latin Amer­i­can School of Social Sci­ences


San­ti­a­go Roca, Uni­ver­si­dad ESAN

Jür­gen Schuldt, Uni­ver­si­dad Paci­fi­co de Lima

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Marc Lavoie, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ottawa 17,300

Jim Stan­ford, Cana­da, Cana­di­an Auto Work­ers

Unit­ed States

Alice Ams­den, Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy

Dean Bak­er, Cen­ter for Eco­nom­ic and Pol­i­cy Research

Michael A. Bern­stein, Tulane Uni­ver­si­ty

Joerg Bibow, Skid­more Col­lege

Ron Black­well, AFL-CIO

Bruce J. Cald­well, Duke Uni­ver­si­ty

David Colan­der, Mid­dle­bury Col­lege

Robert Costan­za, Pot­land State Uni­ver­si­ty

Her­man E Daly, Uni­ver­si­ty of Mary­land

Paul David­son, Jour­nal of Post Key­ne­sian Eco­nom­ics

John B. Davis, Mar­quette Uni­ver­si­ty

Lloyd J. Dumas, Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas

James Gal­braith, Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Austin

Kevin Gal­lagher, Boston Uni­ver­si­ty

Jo Marie Gries­graber, New Rules for Glob­al Finance Coali­tion

Stephany Grif­fith-Jones, Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty

Michael Hud­son, Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­souri at Kansas City

Fred­er­ic S. Lee, Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­souri at Kansas City

Robert Locke, Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii

Stephen Mar­glin, Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty

Anne May­hew, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ten­nessee

Deirdre McCloskey, Uni­ver­si­ty of Illi­nois at Chica­go

Julie A. Nel­son, Uni­ver­si­ty of Mass­a­chu­setts, Boston

Richard Park­er, Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty

Peter Rad­ford, The Rad­ford Free Press

Dani Rodrik, Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty

Lance Tay­lor, New School for Social Research

Immanuel Waller­stein, Yale Uni­ver­si­ty

Mark Weis­brot, Cen­ter for Eco­nom­ic and Pol­i­cy Research

Charles K. Wilber, Uni­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame

L. Ran­dall Wray, Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­souri, Kansas City

Stephen T. Zil­i­ak, Roo­sevelt Uni­ver­si­ty

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I am Professor of Economics and Head of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University London, and a long time critic of conventional economic thought. As well as attacking mainstream thought in Debunking Economics, I am also developing an alternative dynamic approach to economic modelling. The key issue I am tackling here is the prospect for a debt-deflation on the back of the enormous private debts accumulated globally, and our very low rate of inflation.