The aim of NESS is to ensure that the social sciences are put on a proper footing for the 21st century. A key focus of the group is economics, where the equilibrium approach (though dominant) struggles to capture the economic realities we observe in the world today. But we are interested in all the social sciences.
Modern computer techniques have made possible both the integration of larger information sets and the exploration of disequilibrium behaviour. However, we are still in the infancy of making the best use of simulation and multidisciplinary analysis. Too often vested interests get in the way of real advance. We aim to establish a network of leading scholars and practitioners from all social science disciplines to apply and focus these advances to make real progress in understanding complex social and economic systems.
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Bruce Edmonds’ Citations on Scholar.Google.com,
Bruce Edmonds Talk @ ESSA 2011 Summer School, 64.12 minutes, 1 Aug 2011;
Union for Radical Political Economics URPE: Homepage, about URPE: The Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE) is an interdisciplinary association devoted to the study, development and application of radical political economic analysis to social problems. Founded in 1968, URPE presents a continuing critique of the capitalist system and all forms of exploitation and oppression while helping to construct a progressive social policy and create socialist alternatives. URPE members, often in cooperation with other organizations, organize local study groups, speaking and writing projects, and political events. URPE’s international members in Latin America are involved in discussions, visits, and exchanges … , join URPE, Contact;
- URPE SUMMER CONFERENCE – Political Economy of the 99%, Today and Tomorrow: Epworth Center, High Falls, NY – August 10-13, 2012. Come to a planning meeting in NYC, Tues. Feb. 28, 6 pm, 60 Wall Street. This conference is currently in the planning stages, keep checking back!
- URPE AT #Occupy Wall Street: Click here for Activities of URPE People;
Eastern Economic Association EEA*, Homepage: The Eastern Economic Association is a not-for-profit corporation whose object is to promote educational and scholarly exchange on economic affairs. Towards that end, the Association encourages the freedom of research and discussion. In pursuit of these goals it publishes the Eastern Economic Journal and holds an annual conference and meeting of members … ;
* of Ramapo College of New Jersey.