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David Dequech

David Dequech holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Cambridge University (1998). He currently is full professor of economics at the University of Campinas, São Paulo. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University (2011-2012, with a FAPESP fellowship), at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (2009-2010 and 2010-2011, for three months each time, with a Humboldt Foundation fellowship) and at the University of Paris West and Cepremap (2003-2004, with a CAPES fellowship). He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Evolutionary Economics (2005-2008) and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2009-2012, as associate editor) and the Journal of Economic Issues (2004-2006). He is associate editor of EconomiA (the journal of the National Association of Graduate Schools of Economics, in Brazil) and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Issues, the Review of Social Economics, Estudos Econômicos and the Forum for Social Economics. Most of his research has been on two interrelated sets of issues: (1) the relations between institutions, on the one hand, and the behavior and the thought of economic agents, on the other; and (2) the importance and ubiquity of institutions in economic life. He has also worked on (3) the theory of economic behavior under uncertainty, which partly overlaps with the two other sets of issues.

Selected publications:

(2014), “The institutions of economics: a first approximation”, Journal of Economic Issues, 48(2), 523-532.

(2013c), “Is money a convention and/or a creature of the State? The convention of acceptability, the State, contracts, and taxes”, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 36(2): 251-273

(2013b), “Economic institutions: explanations for conformity and room for deviation”, Journal of Institutional Economics, 9(1): 81-108.

(2013a), “Logics of Action, Provisioning Domains, and Institutions: Provisioning Institutional Logics”, Journal of Economic Issues, 47(1): 95-111.

(2012), “Post Keynesianism, heterodoxy, and mainstream economics”, Review of Political Economy, 24(2): 353-368.

(2011), ‘Financial conventions in Keynes’s theory: the stock exchange’, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 33(3): 469-489.

(2011), ‘On The Sense of Dissonance: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Uncertainty’, Socio-Economic Review, 9(3): 601-606.

(2011), ‘Uncertainty: a typology and refinements of existing concepts’, Journal of Economic Issues, 45(3): 621-640.

(2009), ‘Institutions, social norms, and decision-theoretic norms’, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 72(1): 70-78.

(2007), ‘Neoclassical, mainstream, orthodox, and heterodox economics’, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 30(2): 279-302.

(2006), ‘The New Institutional Economics and the theory of behaviour under uncertainty’, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 59(1): 109-131.

(2005), ‘Cognition and Valuation: Some Similarities and Contrasts between Institutional Economics and the Economics of Conventions’, Journal of Economic Issues, 39(2): 465-473.

(2004), ‘Uncertainty: individuals, institutions and technology’, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 28(3): 365-378.

(2003), ‘Conventional and unconventional behavior under uncertainty’, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 26(1): 145-168.

(2003), ‘Keynes’s General Theory: valid only for modern capitalism?’, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 25(3): 471-491.

(2003), ‘Cognitive and Cultural Embeddedness: Combining Institutional Economics and Economic Sociology’, Journal of Economic Issues, 37(2): 461-470.

(2003), ‘Uncertainty and economic sociology: a preliminary discussion’, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 62(3): 509-532.

(2002), ‘The demarcation between the “old” and the “new” institutional economics: recent complications’, Journal of Economic Issues, 36(2): 565-572.

(2001), ‘Bounded rationality, institutions and uncertainty’, Journal of Economic Issues, 35(4): 911-929. Reprinted in Peters, B. Guy and Pierre, Jon (eds.)(2007), Institutionalism, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage, and in Allingham, M. (ed.)(2006), Rational Choice Theory, London, Routledge.

(1999), ‘Expectations and confidence under uncertainty’, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 21(3): 415-430.


Marco Cavalieri

Marco Cavalieri is a professor of history of economic thought at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. He received his PhD in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. His work concentrates on Thorstein Veblen and the history of Institutional Economics. Marco Cavalieri is the leader of the Research Group on Brazilian Economics and History of Brazilian Economic Thought at the Federal University of Paraná. Since 2010, he has been promoting the Veblenian and the original institutionalist approach to economics in Brazil through publications, teaching, and supervision of PhD dissertations. Recently, he has been conducting research addressing the influence of American interwar institutionalists on Roberto Simonsen, the Brazilian intellectual-economist considered to be the forefather of the Brazilian Developmentalist School of Economics. For 2015-2016, he is a visiting scholar with the Center for Latin American Studies and the Social Sciences Department at the University of Chicago. His research at the University of Chicago focuses on the exchanges between American sociologists and institutionalists in the beginning of the twentieth-century. Also, his research is extending in the issue of the institutionalists’ influence and exchanges with Latin American economists.

Selected Publications:

“Institutionalists as Dissenters: Why Were Institutionalists so Dissatisfied with Economics During the Post-War Period?” Journal of Economic Issues, 49 (2), 2015, pp. 475-482

“A Foucauldian View of Veblen’s Institutionalism: Non-Teleology and the Interdiscursivity between Economics and Biology.” With Iara Vigo de Lima. EconomiA, 14 (3-4), 2013, pp. 199-213.

“Thorstein Veblen among his Peer Economists: A Study on the Audience and the Argumentative Structure of his Systematic Critique of Economic Thought.” Published in Portuguese. Nova Economia, 25 (1), 2015, pp. 11-34.

“The Emergence of Thorstein Veblen’s North-American Institutionalism: Political Economy, Time, and Place.” Published in Portuguese. Economia e Sociedade, 22 (1), 2015, pp. 43-76.

2015 James H. Street Scholar

Alicia Girón         

Alicia Girón is a dedicated economist with a PhD. in Latin American Studies, Professor and Researcher of the Economic Research Institute (IIEc) and tutor of postgraduate programs in Economics and Latin America Studies of the National University of Mexico (UNAM). Her latest research in gender is focus on the impact of the financial crisis and the stabilization programs in Mexican and Latin American women since the IMF Austerity programs.

She is president of the International Association of Feminist Economics and part of the board of Feminist Economics since 2011. Former director of the Economic Research Institute where she founded the electronic Journal “Ola Financiera”. Director of the Journal “Problemas del Desarrollo, Revista Latinoamericana de Economía”, principal Journal of the IIEc. Visiting professor at the Institute of Social Science of Tokyo University in Japan, the Department of Economics of UMKC, Institute of Latin America of the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS) and Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain.

2014 James H. Street Scholar


PhD in Economics
Professor and Researcher of Finance, Development and Feminist Economics Areas at the Faculty of Economics and Research Economics Institute,  Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM).

Member of the National Academy of Science
Member of the Mexican Academic Women Federation
Member of the National Science-Researchers System,  Level III.
Member of the Mexican Academy of Political Economy (Vice-president 2013)
Member of the Association for Evolutionary Economics
Member of the International Association of Feminist Economics

Award National University in Economic Research, UNAM. 2006
Distinguished fellowship of the International Society of Intercommunication of New Ideas, 2001
Award in Economy Research Silva Herzog,  1992 and 1996.
More than 110 articles in scientific journals and books.

Selected Publications:


- “Financialization in México: Trayectory and Limits”, with Wesley Marshall and G. Vidal. Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 35(2): Winter 2012-13, Ed. Sharpe, NY. pp. 255-275.

- “Fiscal Policies and the World Financial Crisis: Understanding the Experience of Three Major Latin American Countries”, International Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 41, No. 2, Summer 2012. Ed. Sharpe, NY. Pp. 82-97.

- "A critical view of the World Bank's climate change agenda and financial reform in Latin America”, with Wesley Marshall, Studies on Political Economy Journal. Winter-Spring 2012. Pp-39-58

- “Financialization and Global Financial Crisis”, with Gregorio Vidal, in Journal of Economics Issues, Vol. XLV I No. 2 June 2012.  Pp.541-548.
ISSN 0021−3624/2011

Edited Books

- México en la Trampa del Financiamiento. El sendero del no desarrollo, Ed. IIEc-UNAM, México 2013.  With Alicia Girón.

- El Reto del Siglo XXI: Regular el sistema financieros global. Ed. IIEc-UNAM, México, 2012.  With Alicia Girón

- Tres crisis: economía, finanzas y medio ambiente. Ed. Porrua, México. 2011. With A. Girón, A. Guillén and A. Ivannova

- Antología “Exilio Femenino en México”, Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo, España, 2012. With Alicia Girón.

Chapters in Books

- “Mujeres, trabajo y protección social en América del Norte: un enfoque comparativo”, with Laura Vidal, Historia Comparada de las Mujeres en las Américas, edited by Patricia Galeana. Ed. Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia y UNAM, México, 2013.

- “Crisis Financiera, Deuda y Bancos”, with Alicia Girón, México en la Trampa del Financiamiento: el sendero del no desarrollo, edited by Alicia Girón and Eugenia Correa. Ed. IIEc-UNAM, México, 2013.

- “Lecciones desde la la Teoría de la Regulación para el Análisis de la Gran Crisis Financiera”, Actores Sociales y Gobiernos ante la Crisis, edited by Gregorio Vidal, Ed. Miguel Ángel Porrua, México, 2012.

- “Deuda Pública, Rescate y Estabilización de los Mercados Financieros”, El Reto del Siglo XXI: Regular el sistema financiero global, edited by Alicia Girón and Eugenia Correa. IIEc-UNAM, México, 2012.

- “Gasto Social y su Distribución Regional en México”, Actores del Desarrollo y Políticas Públicas, edited by Gregorio Vidal and José Déniz, Ed. Fondo de Cultura Económica, España, 2012.

- “Reformas Económicas, Soberanía y Poder Político”, Reforma del Estado y Fortalecimiento de la Nación, edited by Ricardo Valero. UNAM, 2012.

- “Money and Institutions: the long path of LA financial reforms” Employment, Growth And Development, edited by Claude Gnos and Louis-Philippe Rochon, Elgar Edward Editor, UK, 2012. Pp.210-220.

2013 James H. Street Scholar

Roberto Frenkel

Roberto Frenkel is Principal Research Associate at CEDES (from 1977) and Professor at the University of Buenos Aires (from 1984). Presently he is also Director of the Graduate Program on Capital Markets (University of Buenos Aires) and teaches graduate courses at the Di Tella and FLACSO-San Andrés Universities in Argentina. He was Professor at the University of Chile, University Católica de Chile, University Central de Venezuela and also visiting professor at the University of California (San Diego), University Católica de Rio de Janeiro and University of Pavia (Italy). He has also taught courses and has given lectures at other Argentine and foreign universities.

He has been a consultant of several international organizations including UN, ILO, UNCTAD, UNDP, ECLAC, and he has also worked for the OECD Development Center, IDB, UNIDO and the governments of Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela and Uruguay. He was Undersecretary Chief of Economics Advisors to the Ministry of Finance (1985-89) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (1999-2003) both in Argentina. He is a member of the Board of the World Institute for Development Economic Research (WIDER), United Nations University. He was a member of the UNDP Advisers Group. He published numerous books and articles in academic journals on macroeconomic theory and policy, money and finance, inflation and stabilization policies and labor market and income distribution, with special focus on Argentina and Latin America.     

2012 James H. Street Scholar

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira is emeritus professor of Getulio Vargas Foundation, where he teaches economics, political theory and social theory. He is president of the Centro de Economia Política (Economic Political Center) and editor of Brazilian Journal of Political Economy since 1981.  He was Minister of Finance, of Federal Administration and State Reform, and of Science and Technology. His major intellectual influences come from Marx, Weber, Keynes, and from Latin American structuralism.

His books include:

  • Development and Crisis in Brazil (1968/2003)
  • A Sociedade Estatal e a Tecnoburocracia (1980)
  • The Theory of Inertial Inflation, with Yoshiaki Nakano (1984)
  • Lucro, Acumulação e Crise (1986)
  • A Crise do Estado (1992)
  • Economic Reforms in New Democracies, with Adam Przeworski and José María Maravall (1993)
  • Reforma do Estado para a Cidadania (1998)
  • Democracy and Public Management Reform (2004)
  • Mondialisation et Compétition (2009) published in Portuguese, English and Spanish.