Dr Joy Paton

B.Ec (SocSci) Syd. PhD Syd. Grad.Cert (Higher Education) Syd.
Lecturer

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 6616

Biographical details

Joy Paton’s teaching and research interests centre on institutional, Marxian and other heterodox economic traditions including ecological and feminist political economy. These inform her analyses of the economy-society-environment nexus and associated policies for environmental issues and the complex problems of sustainable development and climate change. They also frame her interest in the social basis of economic activity: how the economic process is ‘embedded’ both institutionally and ideologically in different cultural and historical contexts; and how this is theorised and conceptualised in different heterodox traditions.

Research interests

  • Theories of Political Economy
  • History of economic thought
  • Liberalism and neo-liberalism
  • Economy, environment and sustainable development
  • Social, cultural and institutional basis of economy
  • Interdisciplinary teaching and learning

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications

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Books

  • Spies-Butcher, B., Paton, J., Cahill, D. (2012). Market Society: History, Theory, Practice. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Paton, J. (2011). Seeking Sustainability: On the prospect of an ecological liberalism. Abingdon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Book Chapters

  • Paton, J. (2012). Neoliberalism through the lens of Embeddedness. In Damien Cahill, Lindy Edwards, Frank Stilwell (Eds.), Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market, (pp. 90-109). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Paton, J., Valiente-Riedl, E. (2012). Re-evaluating the MDG framework in Papua New Guinea. In F. Panzironi & K. Gelber (Eds.), The Capability Approach: Development Practice and Public Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region, (pp. 168-185). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Paton, J. (2011). Sustainable Development. In Argyrous, G. and Stilwell, F (Eds.), Readings in Political Economy: Economics as a Social Science, (pp. 206-212). Prahran: Tilde University Press.

Journals

  • Paton, J. (2014). Environment, equity, economy: reflections on sustainability. Australian Options, Summer 2013/14, 15-18.
  • Chester, L., Paton, J. (2013). The economic-environment relation: can post-Keynesians, Regulationists and Polanyians offer insights? European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention, 10(1), 106-121.
  • Paton, J., Cahill, D. (2012). Contesting Markets. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 68, 5-7.
  • Paton, J., Bryant, G. (2012). Valuing Pollution: Problems of price in the commodification of nature. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 23(1), 87-106.
  • Cahill, D., Paton, J. (2011). 'Thinking Socially' About Markets. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 68, 8-26.
  • Paton, J. (2011). Climate Change: The Economics and Politics of Justice. Australian Journal of Political Science, 46(2), 353-358. [More Information]
  • Paton, J. (2010). Labour as a (Fictitious) Commodity: Polanyi and the Capitalist 'Market Economy'. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 21(1), 77-88.
  • Paton, J. (2009). Review of Ariel Salleh (ed), Eco-sufficiency and Global Justice: Women Write Political Ecology. Journal of Australian Political Economy, July (63), 141.
  • Paton, J. (2008). What's Left of Sustainable Development? Journal of Australian Political Economy, 62, 94-119.

Conferences

  • Chester, L., Paton, J. (2012). Greening economic theory: Heterodox possibilities. 14th Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics, Paris: Association for Heterodox Economics.
  • Paton, J. (2011). Theorising 'economy': Reclaiming Karl Polanyi as an institutionalist. 10th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2011, Sydney, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Paton, J., Bryant, G. (2010). PriceLess! The value of pollution and sustainable climate change. 9th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2010, Sydney, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.

2014

  • Paton, J. (2014). Environment, equity, economy: reflections on sustainability. Australian Options, Summer 2013/14, 15-18.

2013

  • Chester, L., Paton, J. (2013). The economic-environment relation: can post-Keynesians, Regulationists and Polanyians offer insights? European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention, 10(1), 106-121.

2012

  • Paton, J., Cahill, D. (2012). Contesting Markets. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 68, 5-7.
  • Chester, L., Paton, J. (2012). Greening economic theory: Heterodox possibilities. 14th Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics, Paris: Association for Heterodox Economics.
  • Spies-Butcher, B., Paton, J., Cahill, D. (2012). Market Society: History, Theory, Practice. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Paton, J. (2012). Neoliberalism through the lens of Embeddedness. In Damien Cahill, Lindy Edwards, Frank Stilwell (Eds.), Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market, (pp. 90-109). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Paton, J., Valiente-Riedl, E. (2012). Re-evaluating the MDG framework in Papua New Guinea. In F. Panzironi & K. Gelber (Eds.), The Capability Approach: Development Practice and Public Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region, (pp. 168-185). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Paton, J., Bryant, G. (2012). Valuing Pollution: Problems of price in the commodification of nature. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 23(1), 87-106.

2011

  • Cahill, D., Paton, J. (2011). 'Thinking Socially' About Markets. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 68, 8-26.
  • Paton, J. (2011). Climate Change: The Economics and Politics of Justice. Australian Journal of Political Science, 46(2), 353-358. [More Information]
  • Paton, J. (2011). Seeking Sustainability: On the prospect of an ecological liberalism. Abingdon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Paton, J. (2011). Sustainable Development. In Argyrous, G. and Stilwell, F (Eds.), Readings in Political Economy: Economics as a Social Science, (pp. 206-212). Prahran: Tilde University Press.
  • Paton, J. (2011). Theorising 'economy': Reclaiming Karl Polanyi as an institutionalist. 10th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2011, Sydney, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.

2010

  • Paton, J. (2010). Labour as a (Fictitious) Commodity: Polanyi and the Capitalist 'Market Economy'. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 21(1), 77-88.
  • Paton, J., Bryant, G. (2010). PriceLess! The value of pollution and sustainable climate change. 9th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2010, Sydney, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.

2009

  • Paton, J. (2009). Review of Ariel Salleh (ed), Eco-sufficiency and Global Justice: Women Write Political Ecology. Journal of Australian Political Economy, July (63), 141.

2008

  • Paton, J. (2008). What's Left of Sustainable Development? Journal of Australian Political Economy, 62, 94-119.

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