Sunday, July 3, 2016

"Socio-Economics: Challenging Mainstream Economic Models and Policies"

The University of Akron Law Review recently published its Symposium on Law and SocioEconomics.  You can find a full list of the contributions here (Volume 49, Issue 2).  As one of the organizers of the symposium, I had the honor of writing a conclusion to the issue, titled Socio-Economics: Challenging Mainstream Economic Models and Policies.  I provide the abstract below, and you can read the entire piece here.

At a time when many people are questioning the ability of our current system to provide economic justice, the Socio-Economic perspective is particularly relevant to finding new solutions and ways forward. In this relatively short conclusion to the Akron Law Review’s publication, Law and Socio-Economics: A Symposium, I have separated the Symposium articles into three groups for review: (1) those that can be read as challenging mainstream economic models, (2) those that can be read as challenging mainstream policy conclusions, and (3) those that provide a good example of both. My reviews essentially take the form of providing a short excerpt from the relevant article that will give the reader a sense of what the piece is about and hopefully encourage those who have not yet done so to read the entire article.

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Sounds like a super symposium issue, Stefan! Congratulations on the symposium and on your contributions to it and the law review publication. I am particularly interested in the Black & Carbone piece, but the entire book looks great. I may just have to contact the Akron Law Review and order one (presuming your law review still produces hard copies . . .). Thanks for posting on this.

Posted by: joanheminway | Jul 3, 2016 5:04:51 PM

Thanks, Joan. I believe there are plans for a few hard copies. I'll see if I can track down details for ordering.

Posted by: Stefan Padfield | Jul 3, 2016 9:20:20 PM

From the outgoing Akron Law Review EIC:

Information regarding symposium issue pricing "may be requested by e-mailing our publisher, Joe Christensen, Inc., at [email protected]. I would make clear that the request is for Akron Law Review Volume 49, Issue 2. Christensen will then reply with a quote and ordering instructions."

Posted by: Stefan Padfield | Jul 4, 2016 12:22:00 PM

I too look forward to reading the Black and Carbone piece. I had the pleasure of working with them both at UMKC and will be presenting with them on an AALS panel in January about whistleblowers. Congratulations again to you and the students for what looks like a really thoughtful symposium.

Posted by: MARCIA NARINE | Jul 5, 2016 5:47:42 AM

Thank you, Marcia. I, too, am a huge fan of both Bill and June. I will try to attend the whistleblower panel, as I've enjoyed the bits I’ve read related to Bill’s “Bank Whistleblowers United” initiative:

Posted by: Stefan Padfield | Jul 5, 2016 6:50:59 AM

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