Cambridge Political Economy Society

The Cambridge Political Economy Society, founded in the 1970s, aims to advance the education of the public in political economy and related matters, and to promote research in matters pertaining to political economy and to publish the useful results of such research. To this end the Society publishes the Cambridge Journal of Economics, the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society and Contributions to Political Economy.

In 1985 the Society established a charitable Trust which works to further these aims by providing funding for a variety of projects. More information about the Trust and the types of funding it provides is available here.

Essay Competition

The Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) and the Cambridge Journal of Economics (CJE) intend to award a prize of €7,000 for the best essay on the topic ‘What is the place of Digital Information Technology in the Economy?’ Learn more

Sponsored Events

Globalisation in Crisis? The Urban and Regional Challenges of the Great Instability Conference
This conference celebrated 10 years of the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. The conference was held on 13-14 July 2017 at St Catharine’s College. MORE CONFERENCE DETAILS HERE.

40 years of the Cambridge Journal of Economics Conference
This conference was held to mark the first forty years of the Journal and look ahead to the next forty. It was held on 12-13 July 2016 at St Catharine’s College. Further Conference Details HERE

Cambridge Realist Workshops
Seminars take place on Mondays on a fortnightly basis. The presentations start at 8:00 pm, with wine and other drinks served from 7:30pm.
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St Catharine’s Political Economy Seminar Series
The St Catharine’s Political Economy Series Seminars are held on Wednesday evenings, during term time, the current theme is ‘Economics of Austerity’. The seminars are usually held in the Ramsden Room, St Catharine’s College, from 6.00-7.30 pm.  All are welcome to attend.
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What is the place of care in the economy?

The Cambridge Journal of Economics and the Independent Social Research Foundation are happy to announce the winner of the recent essay competition on the topic ‘What is the place of care in the economy?’. The prize has been awarded to Professor Julie A. Nelson for her essay: ‘Husbandry: A (Feminist) Reclamation of Masculine Responsibility for Care’. The winning essay has been published by the CJE in the January 2016 issue, Vol, 40, No 1