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Forthcoming Events

Morbid Symptoms: The Global Rise of the Far-Right

We would like to invite you to an exciting book event at the University of Greenwich with author and academic Dr Owen Worth. Dr Yuliya Yurchenko will introduce and host the discussion.

As established centrist parties across the Western world continue to decline, commentators continue to fail to account for the far-right's growth, for its strategies and its overall objectives. 

Morbid Symptoms examines the far-right's ascendancy, uniquely tracing its history from the end of the Cold War, revealing how its different dimensions have led to a series of contradictory strategies and positions that often leave their overall significance unclear. From the United States to Russia and from Britain across Europe to Greece, Owen Worth's analysis reveals that the left's failure to mount a radical alternative to the prevailing order has allowed the far-right to move in and provide an avenue for discontent and for change. Crucially though this avenue hasn't necessarily offered a definite alternative to the status quo as yet, meaning there is still a chance to change its significance in the wider global order. This is an essential primer to the future of international politics and international relations.

We will send further details closer to the date of the event and look forward to seeing you then. ​
  • Time: Thursday 30 January 2020 5pm to 7pm
  • Authors: Dr Owen Worth
  • Location: Room QA175, Queen Anne Building, Greenwich Campus, University of Greenwich
  • Tickets: hile the event if free we ask you to sign up via this link

Understanding dollarization: a Keynesian/Kaleckian perspective

We would like to invite you to an exciting seminar with Dr Robert Calvert Jump, who has recently joined PEGFA (University of Greenwich) as a research fellow. What does "dollarization" mean in a world of endogenous money, i.e. a world where money is not (only) created by printing pieces of paper, but (mainly) by making loans? Is it true that dollarization only constitutes a limitation of sovereignty in the short run (making it harder to run standard stabilization macro policies) or can it slow the growth process of a country? The paper builds a theoretical, Keynesian-Kaleckian growth model for a dollarized economy in a framework of endogenous money to answer these questions. We will show that, ceteris paribus, the steady-state medium-term growth rate of a dollarized economy is lower than that of a country with its own currency. We will also show that a dollarized economy is more likely to be unstable than an economy with its own currency, in the specific sense that, everything else being equal, it is more likely for a dollarized economy to fall into a debt trap

We will send further details closer to the date of the event and look forward to seeing you then. ​
  • Time: Tuesday 4 February 5pm to 7pm 
  • Authors: Marco Missaglia, Università di Pavia, Italy
  • Location: Room QA063, Queen Anne Court, Greenwich Campus, University of Greenwich. 
  • Tickets: The event is free 

Innovation Symposium 


The symposium brings together academic and non-academic contributors to the research field with a view to share findings and insights, contribute to evidence-based policy debate, and discuss future research avenues. The contributors will draw on most recent primary-study and review evidence on: (i) R&D/innovation and economic performance; (ii) modalities of eco-innovation; and (iii) contingencies in the case for public policy in support of R&D/innovation.


Rethinking Economics 2020: salvage the future


The future is uncertain. From ecological breakdown to precarious work, many people feel that business as usual is leading us towards a dead end. However, despite all the pessimism and fear, young people across the globe are demanding change - on the streets and in the classroom.

While dissenting students in economics have raised an unlimited number of questions about the future, answers from the mainstream remain scarce. Is our economics education fit to meet the challenges of the coming decade? What economic issues are behind this sense of decline? And do we need systemic change to salvage the future? On March 28 2020, Rethinking Economics Greenwich (REG) will host a festival of ideas to tackle these questions.

Speakers include Grace Blakeley, Jonathan Aldred, Daniela Gabor, Özlem Onaran, Nick Srnieck and many more...
  • Time: Saturday 28 March 10am to 6pm
  • Location: Room QA080, Queen Anne Court, Greenwich Campus, University of Greenwich
  • Tickets: Tickets are free but please sign up here, where you will find more information about speakers, location and details.

8th PKES Summer School – Introduction to Post Keynesian Economics and Political Economy

This four-day summer school introduces Post Keynesian Economics as an alternative to mainstream neoclassical economic theory and neol-iberal economic policy. Key assumptions in Post Keynesian Economics are that individuals face fundamental uncertainty about the future; there is a central role for 'animal spirits' in the determination of investment decisions; inflation is the result of unresolved distributional conflicts; money is an endogenous creation of the private banking system; unemployment is determined by effective demand on the goods markets; financial markets are prone to periodic boom-bust cycles.

The summer school is aimed at students of economics and social sciences. As the aim of Post Keynesian Economics and Political Economy ultimately is to provide the foundation for progressive economic policies, it may be of interest for a broader audience.

  • Tuesday 23 June to Friday 26 June
  • For tickets and more information please see here

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