Call for Applications

2017 James H. Street Latin American Scholarship


The Association for Evolutionary Economics invites persons residing in Latin America and working within the tradition of original institutional economics to apply for the 2017 James H. Street Latin American Scholarship.  The James H. Street scholar will have the opportunity to present his or her work at the Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, IL, January 6-8, 2017. The scholarship will include round trip transportation and hotel.  The James H. Street scholar will also have the opportunity to have his or her work published in the Association’s journal, Journal of Economic Issues. Specific presentation and publication guidelines will be provided to the winner of the scholarship. A complete application will include a letter of interest, the applicant’s current curriculum vita, and a 200 word abstract of his or her paper. Junior scholars are encouraged to apply. The final paper should be about 5,000 words in length and must be written and presented in English.


To learn more about James H. Street (1915-1988) and his work please see the following papers.


Street, James H. “The Institutionalist Theory of Economic Development.” Journal of Economic Issues v22 n4 (December 1987): 1243-47.


James, Dilmus D. “In Memoriam: James H. Street, 1915-1988.” Journal of Economic Issues v23 n1 (March 1989): 1-6.


The Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) is an international organization of economists and other social scientists devoted to analysis of economics as evolving, socially constructed, and politically governed systems. The intellectual heritage of AFEE is that of the Original Institutional Economics (OIE) created and developed by early twentieth-century economists such as Thorstein Veblen, John R. Commons, and Wesley Mitchell. Over recent decades, this legacy has evolved to address such contemporary issues as:

<               The role of diverse cultures in economic performance.

<               Domestic and international inequalities of income.

<               The roles of social, economic and political power in shaping economic outcomes.

<                Globalization and the increasing weight of multinational corporations in the international economy.

<               The need for expanding use of modern technologies to relieve want.

<               The urgent need for awareness of the impact of new technology on the biosphere. The ways in which economic thought is affected by and affects always changing economy.

See the AFEE website for more information -

Please send application materials to:

Richard V. Adkisson

Department of Economics

Box 30001, MSC 3CQ

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM 88005, USA

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Application deadline is May 1, 2016.