Date of release: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Experts in investment and income distribution will discuss the possibilities for sustainable growth in the UK and the European Union at a University of Greenwich conference in May.

The event, Income distribution, investment and sustainability, will feature a panel discussion. This will look at a research project which aims to find a way of achieving sustainable growth for the UK and the EU and each member state through stimulating investment and increasing equality.

A keynote lecture closes the conference, by Dr Michael Kumhof, Senior Research Advisor at the Bank of England, on Income Distribution and Stability.

Professor Ozlem Onaran, Director of Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC), says; ""The public discontent expressed by the Brexit referendum shows that tackling both inequality and insufficient public infrastructure should be at the forefront of the UK economic policy in the next years.

"Our recent research shows that, apart from its beneficial social effects, a policy mix that would include an increase in public spending, progressive taxation and labour market policies to increase wages would have a favourable impact on growth as well as private investment and public budget."

The conference takes place in Queen Anne Court, room QA 80, Greenwich Campus, on Thursday 4 May (5pm-7.45pm). It is co-organised by Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC), part of the university's Business School; the Foundation of European Progressive Studies (FEPS); Think-tank for Action on Social Change (TASC); and the Economic Council of the Labour Movement (ECLM).

The panel includes: Professor Ozlem Onaran (GPERC); Professor Stephany Griffith-Jones (University of Columbia), Dr Ernst Stetter (FEPS), Signe Dahl (ECLM), Paul Sweeny (TASC), Dr Maria Nikolaidi (GPERC), Dr Giovanni Cozzi (GPERC), and Dr Daniele Tori (Open University and GPERC).

Full details here:

To register:

For information on other forthcoming GPERC events, please see:

Story by Public Relations.