2016년 12월 14일 수요일

Mu-Jeong Kho: The 59th Annual Western Social Science Association (WSSA) Conference & The 38th Annual Meeting of AFIT , San Francisco, California, The USA 2017

 The 59th Annual Western Social Science Association (WSSA) Conference &
The 38th Annual Meeting of AFIT 
San Francisco, California, The USA  2017


News 


Mu-Jeong Kho 
Academic Affiliation: 
University College London
&
The Chair of the Institute
for Political Economy & 
Development (IPEAD)



Mu-Jeong Kho (Academic Affiliation: University College London), the Chair of the Institute for Political Economy and Development (IPEAD), finally received an acceptance letter for his very short abstract & paper submitted to the prestigious 59th Annual Western Social Science Association (WSSA) Conference, San Francisco, California 2017.

The Chair's paper/panel has been selected to be included in the Economics (Association for Institutional Thought: AFIT) program at the conference. 






* Note: AFIT was officially organized on April 27, 1979 at the 21st annual conference of the Western Social Science Association.




The 38th Annual Meeting of AFIT is scheduled to take place on April 12-15, 2017 in San Francisco, California, at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in conjunction with the Western Social Science Association (WSSA) 59th Annual Conference.
Conference Theme:
Institutions: the Cause of, and Solution to, all our Economic and Social Problems?
The 2017 Association for Institutional thought (AFIT) Conference invites you to submit papers and/or propose full sessions that examine the role of institutions in human society.  Specifically, we encourage papers and sessions that investigate how complex formal and informal institutions have contributed to the major global economic problems we currently face, and how new and modified institutions can contribute to mitigating those problems.  We also welcome more abstract papers dealing with methodology and institutional theory, as well as more detailed papers and sessions dealing with specific institutions, issues, countries, or historical periods.
The growth and development of human communities has been a slow and unsteady process.  It has taken more than 10,000 years to transform hunter-gatherer societies into today’s globalized community.  Dealing with strangers is not easy for humans, whose instincts and emotions have been hard-wired through the millions of years of evolution of humans and their ancestors living in small groups of hunters and gatherers.  Behavioral and experimental economics show that exchanges with unfamiliar people on a one-time basis remain much more difficult to carry out than repeated exchanges with an unchanging group of relatives and fellow group members.  History provides a seemingly endless set of examples of exploitation, theft, slavery, rape, murder, war, and other destructive human interactions. Today, the growth of interdependence has left many people feeling vulnerable to the decisions and actions of strangers.
Yet, humans have somehow figured out how to deal more constructively with ever greater numbers of people beyond their immediate families and clans, as evidenced by the high degree of interdependence among the world’s 7 billion-plus people today.  Humans have managed to build larger and increasingly complex societies by collectively developing, by trial and error, new forms of social and economic institutions.  Such institutions have ranged from formal rules, governance structures, and well-defined hierarchies to innumerable informal norms, traditions, customs, ceremonial behaviors, and spiritual beliefs that constitute cultures and sub-cultures.  However, despite the apparent successes, modern societies face some daunting global problems that their institutions are not dealing with very well.
It should not be surprising that our current formal and informal institutions have not been able to effectively solve all economic and social problems.  Thorstein Veblen (1899, p. 207) pointed out that institutions are always inaccurate and sometimes even damaging.
Not that the institutions of to-day are wholly wrong for the purposes of the life of to-day, but they are, always and in the nature of things, wrong to some extent.  They are the result of a more or less inadequate adjustment of the methods of living to a situation which prevailed at some point in the past development; and they are therefore wrong by something more than the interval which separates the present situation from that of the past.
The rapid changes that post-World War II economic development and globalization have brought about suggests that the gap between reality and the necessary institutional framework to sustain that reality has grown.  Hence, we observe the struggles in dealing with many complex economic and social issues, such as:
  1. Income and wealth inequality
  2. Global warming and climate change
  3. The unequal sharing of the gains and losses from globalization
  4. Loss of biodiversity
  5. The threat of transnational corporations to democratic nation states
  6. The financialization of economic activity and the privatization of the commons
  7. The failures of the European Union and other forms of international economic integration
  8. The growth of international payments imbalances and foreign debt
  9. The acceleration of technological unemployment
  10. The growing precariousness of employment
There are, of course, many more issues beyond these at the global, regional, and local levels, and we by no means wish to suggest that papers and sessions be limited to only these issues listed here.  AFIT encourages the study of all aspects of institutions under all economic and social circumstances across all countries and time periods.
The conference also seeks proposals for panels that review and discuss books recently published, especially by AFIT members.  All proposals for papers and sessions reflecting the traditional and analytical perspectives represented by the Association for Institutional Thought will be given serious consideration, although preference will be given to proposals that address the theme of “Institutions: the Cause of, and Solution to, all our Economic and Social Problems,” that is, papers and sessions that deal with how specific institutions got us to where we are today and how institutional change can mitigate the problems we currently face.
As always, AFIT encourages proposals from undergraduate and graduate students, and AFIT sponsors prizes for outstanding student papers.  Our website for the announcement of the student competition: www.associationforinstitutionalthought.org.
The format of the 2017 conference panels does not include discussants.  However, if you organize a panel, and you find it necessary to have discussants, you are welcome to do so.  Proposals for complete sessions are encouraged.

Source: AFIT http://associationforinstitutionalthought.org/ (16, December, 2016). 

2016년 11월 25일 금요일

Institute for Political Economy and Development (IPEAD): The Chair's Message and the Article of Association


Cambridge, King's Chapel


The Chair's Message 


As the director of the Institute for Political Economy and Development (IPEAD, 政治經濟發展硏究所), it is my great pleasure to introduce our organization, its structure, functions, and objectives.

The IPEAD is a non-profit and academic network with an objective of promoting political economy and development studies and projects.

Political economy and development studies concern the impact of international and domestic political order on economic development, which has become increasingly relevant to our economic lives due to the rapid globalization that has taken place in the recent decades. Economic development is particularly important for developing countries where the majority of population suffer from serious poverty. The IPEAD addresses those issues and seeks to help find alternative solutions to the various development issues around the world in the process of achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by the UN by clarifying the impact that has on economic development. 

The IPEAD wishes to collaborate practitioners from several countries. We will have affiliations with leading academic institutions around the world. I invite you to get involved in our events and activities. We are an open forum: inquiry for possible academic collaboration from qualified academics and professionals is always welcome, interest from students and other young people is always encouraged, and support from caring individuals and corporations is always appreciated. You will find further information about the IPEAD from this website. Please also feel free to contact us (mu-jeong.kho@cantab.net), if you have any questions. 

Kind Regards, 

September 2014


Chair & Founder of the Institute for Political Economy and Development (IPEAD)
http://www.ipead.net

Mu-Jeong Kho 
mu-jeong.kho@cantab.net
mu-jeong.kho@ipead.net

You can download this Chair's message as well:






Article of Association

To see the Article of Association (written in Korean) of the IPEAD which is written in 25/September/2014: click 
Link 1 (written 25/September/2014 but uploaded quite later in 16/August/2015 at DAUM CAFE of the Institute)
Link 2 (at Google Drive) 




  



This research institute registered at the National Tax Service of the Republic of Korea. The Registration No. at the National Tax Service of the Republic of Korea (대한민국 국세청 등록번호; 大韓民國 國稅廳 登錄番號) is available when requested. 

# An English-translated version of this Article of Association is to be announced soon. 






Hillary, Blue-collar Democrats and Economy

Hillary Clinton supporters call for a vote recount in battleground states.



Regardless of the issue of a recount for the vote happening in the battleground states such as Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, we need to think about the result again. See the article below:













One may highlights the message below: 

"David Betras could see trouble coming. The Democratic Party chairman in Youngstown, Ohio, wrote to Hillary Clinton's advisers in May warning she needed to put a jobs-focused message at the heart of her White House campaign or else watch blue-collar voters in states like Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania slip away to Republican Donald Trump. (....) Clinton never responded to Betras, and in the final weeks of her campaign she spent much of her time portraying Trump as unfit, rather than highlighting her economic plans. On Nov. 8, Election Day, Betras' warning proved prescient - she lost Ohio and Pennsylvania and, on Wednesday, Michigan, too, based on the latest unofficial ballot counts (Reuter 2016)."

Do you know what it means? Maybe at least one of those which Bill Clinton was saying can be right:



But, maybe Hillary does not listen to the advice from Bill Clinton:



"He claimed the three were tone-deaf about the feeble economy and its impact on millions and millions of working-class voters."

Plus, for the people asking to recount the vote at the states...

Remember also:
Bernie Sanders wins Wisconsin and Michigan Democratic Primary over Hillary. 
Donald Trump wins Wisconsin and Michigan Democratic Primary over Hillary. 

What does it mean? And your thoughts?







2016년 11월 21일 월요일

[IPEAD TV] 3. Finance versus Manufacture in Casino Capitalism (Kho, Mu-Jeong) IPEAD TV




The 170 Economists and Financial Reform: The Foundations of
Marx, Veblen, Gramsci, and Polanyi
 
 
3. Finance versus Manufacture in Casino Capitalism
 
By Mu-Jeong Kho
 
m.kho@ucl.ac.uk
mu-jeong.kho@cantab.net
mu-jeong.kho@ipead.net




Source: IPEAD TV
The IPEAD TV Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgUCwCHxiLbwK8b4hQ50CTA




On-Line TV (video) & Radio Copyright © The Institute for Political Economy and Development (IPEAD: http://www.ipead.net) and Mu-Jeong Kho (mu-jeong.kho@cantab.net)

 

This online TV (video) may be cited or briefly quoted in line with the usual academic conventions. You may also download them for your own personal use. This TV (video) & Radio not be published elsewhere (e.g. to mailing lists, bulletin boards etc.) without the author's explicit permission. Please note that if you copy this TV(video) & Radio you must:

. include this copyright note

. not use the paper for commercial purposes or gain in any way

. you should observe the conventions of academic citation in a version of the following form:

Kho, Mu-Jeong (2016) Finance versus Manufacture in Casino Capitalism, IPEAD (Institute for Political Economy and Development) TV (Video Clip), 2016-November-21,
Ref: http://ipeadforall.blogspot.kr/2016/11/ipead-tv-3-finance-and-manufacture-in.html
Ref: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8JIPDiXVF8





Copyright: Institute for Political Economy and Development (IPEAD), http://www.ipead.net





 

2016년 11월 15일 화요일

[IPEAD TV] 4. After the U.S. Presidential Election in 2016: Paul Krugman and Robert Reich (Kho, Mu-Jeong)




The 170 Economists and Financial Reform: The Foundations of
Marx, Veblen, Gramsci, and Polanyi
 

4. After the U.S. Presidential Election in 2016:
Paul Krugman and Robert Reich
 

By Mu-Jeong Kho
 

m.kho@ucl.ac.uk
mu-jeong.kho@cantab.net
mu-jeong.kho@ipead.net
 


 
Source: IPEAD TV
 
 
The IPEAD TV Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgUCwCHxiLbwK8b4hQ50CTA
 
 

 
 

On-Line TV (video) & Radio Copyright © The Institute for Political Economy and Development (IPEAD: http://www.ipead.net) and Mu-Jeong Kho (mu-jeong.kho@cantab.net)
 
This online TV (video) may be cited or briefly quoted in line with the usual academic conventions. You may also download them for your own personal use. This TV (video) & Radio not be published elsewhere (e.g. to mailing lists, bulletin boards etc.) without the author's explicit permission. Please note that if you copy this TV(video) & Radio you must:
. include this copyright note
. not use the paper for commercial purposes or gain in any way
. you should observe the conventions of academic citation in a version of the following form:
Kho, Mu-Jeong (2016) After the U.S. Presidential Election in 2016:
Paul Krugman and Robert Reich, IPEAD (Institute for Political Economy and Development) TV (Video Clip), 2016-November-16,
Ref: http://ipeadforall.blogspot.kr/2016/11/ipead-tv-4-after-us-presidential.html
Ref: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABsU1xFml3k&feature=youtu.be


Copyright: Institute for Political Economy and Development (IPEAD), http://www.ipead.net





2016년 11월 8일 화요일

[IPEAD TV] 2. Individuals, Responsibility, and Justice in Financial Economy: Too Big to Jail (Kho, Mu-Jeong)


The 170 Economists and Financial Reform: The Foundations of 
Marx, Veblen, Gramsci, and Polanyi 


2. Individuals, Responsibility, and Justice in Financial Economy: 
Too Big to Jail 



By Mu-Jeong Kho 

m.kho@ucl.ac.uk
mu-jeong.kho@cantab.net 
mu-jeong.kho@ipead.net



Source: IPEAD TV 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0iti7Z6PQg

The IPEAD TV Channel 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgUCwCHxiLbwK8b4hQ50CTA



                                           


On-Line TV (video) & Radio – Copyright © The Institute for Political Economy and Development (IPEAD: http://www.ipead.net) and Mu-Jeong Kho (mu-jeong.kho@cantab.net)

This online TV (video) may be cited or briefly quoted in line with the usual academic conventions. You may also download them for your own personal use. This TV (video) & Radio not be published elsewhere (e.g. to mailing lists, bulletin boards etc.) without the author's explicit permission. Please note that if you copy this TV(video) & Radio you must:
•. include this copyright note
•. not use the paper for commercial purposes or gain in any way
•. you should observe the conventions of academic citation in a version of the following form:
Kho, Mu-Jeong (2016) Individuals, Responsibility, and Justice in Financial Economy: Too Big to Jail, IPEAD (Institute for Political Economy and Development) TV (Video Clip), 2016-November-08,
Ref: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0iti7Z6PQg



Copyright: Institute for Political Economy and Development (IPEAD), http://www.ipead.net

IPEAD TV and Radio at Youtube (Mu-Jeong Kho)

IPEAD Media Center at Youtube: TV, Radio and other video clips







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2016년 11월 6일 일요일

[IPEAD TV] 1. Firms and Monopoly in Financial Economy: Too Big to Fail (Kho, Mu-Jeong)


The 170 Economists and Financial Reform: The Foundations of 
Marx, Veblen, Gramsci, and Polanyi 

1. Firms and Monopoly in Financial Economy: Too Big to Fail

By Mu-Jeong Kho 

m.kho@ucl.ac.uk
mu-jeong.kho@cantab.net 
mu-jeong.kho@ipead.net






Source: IPEAD TV 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXieP53df5M&feature=youtu.be

The IPEAD TV Channel 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgUCwCHxiLbwK8b4hQ50CTA






On-Line TV (video) & Radio – Copyright © The Institute for Political Economy and Development (IPEAD: http://www.ipead.net) and Mu-Jeong Kho (mu-jeong.kho@cantab.net)

This online TV (video) may be cited or briefly quoted in line with the usual academic conventions. You may also download them for your own personal use. This TV (video) & Radio not be published elsewhere (e.g. to mailing lists, bulletin boards etc.) without the author's explicit permission. Please note that if you copy this TV(video) & Radio you must:
•. include this copyright note
•. not use the paper for commercial purposes or gain in any way
•. you should observe the conventions of academic citation in a version of the following form:
Kho, Mu-Jeong (2016) Firms and Monopoly in Financial Economy: Too Big to Fail, IPEAD (Institute for Political Economy and Development) TV (Video Clip), 2016-November-07,
Ref: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXieP53df5M




Copyright: Institute for Political Economy and Development (IPEAD), http://www.ipead.net




2016년 11월 4일 금요일

170 Economists for Financial Reform (released in Korean Newspaper, Naeil Shinmun) and Kho, Mu-Jeong


























미국 경제학자 170명 - 월가 해체 '샌더스' 지지 선언 (내일신문)
170 Economists for Financial Reform (released in Korean Newspaper, Naeil Shinmun) and Kho, Mu-Jeong 

Link 

2016년 11월 3일 목요일

Kho, Mu-Jeong and his two books in 2016


1. Kho, Mu-Jeong (2016c). The 170 Economists and Financial Reform: The Foundations of Marx, Veblen, Gramsci, and Polanyi (Political Economy and Development Research Vol. 001; written in English and Korean), Seoul: Booklab Publishing Co. ISBN: 979-11-87300-43-4 (93320), 382 pages.
(Please type the ISBN 979-11-87300-43-4 at http://seoji.nl.go.kr/isbn/isbnBook/IsbnBookSearch.do)




2. Kho, Mu-Jeong (2016b). How to Implant a Semiotic and Mathematical DNA into Learning English (Written in English and Korean), Seoul: Booklab Publishing Co. ISBN: 979-11-87300-04-5, 261 pages.
(Please type the ISBN 979-11-87300-04-5 at http://seoji.nl.go.kr/isbn/isbnBook/IsbnBookSearch.do)




These two books are deposited at the National Library of Korea: 









Copyright: Institute for Political Economy and Development (IPEAD), http://www.ipead.net

2016년 10월 27일 목요일

Kho, Mu-Jeong at an Overseas Fieldwork: Accra, Ghana (Africa)

Kho, Mu-Jeong at an Overseas Fieldwork: Accra, Ghana (Africa) 




This fieldwork to Ghana (one of the fastest-growing urban areas in West Africa) aimed to strengthen a diagnosis and propose a set of strategies and involvement for making the mode of life and conditions for production, especially in (1) James Town called the Old Accra formed by the original settlers (2) the indigenous village of Gbawe as an area of experiencing the most rapid land-use change in Greater Accra.


Lots of times and efforts went into meetings with various authorities in local areas (the Ga District Assembly and Accra Metropolitan Assembly), Academics (from the University of Ghana), and researchers from local and international organizations 

This fieldtrip was considerably valuable experience as ‘economic analysis’ and ‘development consultant’, accumulating the ability to work with professionals from other disciplines, as well as a range of development stakeholders in the contexts of both developing and developed countries.  







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