Seminar on
Neoliberalism: Ideology, Economics, and Movements
April 5, 2013, 1:30 - 5:30 pm, Creative Arts (M064) Wright State University, Dayton, OH


John F. Henry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Neoliberalism: History and Reality

John F. Henry received his Ph.D. from McGill University. He is the author of two books: The Making of Neoclassical Economics (1990)and John Bates Clark (1995). He has published over twenty articles in refereed journals such as History of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Issues, Review of Social Economy, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Journal of the History of Economic Thought among others. He has contributed essays to eight edited collections and has had numerous short papers, book reviews, and miscellany published. Most of his teaching career was spent at California State University, Sacramento, where he won the teaching and service awards and presented the annual Livingston Lecture, considered to be the highest faculty honor at that institution. He also taught at Staffordshire University, England, and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge. He currently is a member of the economics department, University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Charalampos Kostantinidis, University of Massachusetts – Boston, Environmental Conflicts in the Neoliberal Era
Charalampos Konstantinidis is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His primary research interests lie at the intersection of political economy and ecological economics. His recent work has examined the socio-economic and environmental dimensions of the growth of organic farming in the EU, as well as the inverse relationship between farm size and productivity in rural Kenya (joint work with Mwangi wa Githinji and Andrew Barenberg). His research has appeared in the Review for Radical Political Economics, and he was recently awarded the William R. Waters Research Grant by the Association for Social Economics for the project "How Resilient is 'Green'? Organic Farmers in the Crisis of European Capitalism". He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Panayiotis Manolakos, Wright State University, and Sanhati, International Movements against Neoliberalism
Taki Manolakos is a member of the editorial committee for Sanhati, one of India's largest independent sources of political and economic news ( He was a member of the Winter Has Its End project, a team of journalists traveling around the globe to give on the ground reporting, telling the story of the people who are fighting for justice ( Taki currently teaches economics at Wright State University in Dayton Ohio.

Tae-Hee Jo, SUNY Buffalo State College


Tae-Hee Jo is an Assistant Professor of Economics at SUNY Buffalo State College. His principal research interests are the strategic behavior of the business enterprise under radical uncertainty, market governance and market regulation, (critiques of) corporate social responsibility, the social surplus approach, and social welfare. He has published articles in the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Journal of Economic Issues, Forum for Social Economics, and Review of Social and Economic Studies. He is the co-editor of the Heterodox Economics Newsletter (, of a book, Heterodox Analysis of Financial Crisis and Reform: History, Politics, and Economics (Edward Elgar, 2011), and of a special issue of On the Horizon (2012) on “Beyond Market-Fundamentalist Economics: An Agenda for Heterodox Economics to Change the Dominant Narrative.” He is also an editorial board member of the Review of Radical Political Economics and the American Journal of Economics and Sociology. Tae-Hee edited the new edition of the Heterodox Economics Directory (

- a guide to university programs, academic associations, and journals engaged in heterodox economics.