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Webinar: COVID-19, ecological, economic, social and financial sustainability

The scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its economic impact is unprecedented. Yet, even before the public health crisis struck, there were serious questions about the ecological, financial and social sustainability of our economy.

As economists from the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre and the Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA), we are hosting a series of webinars exploring the economic challenges of our time: from COVID-19 to the ecological, financial and social sustainability of modern capitalism.

Every Thursday at 3pm, a leading researcher from our research centre will run a free online seminar on their area of expertise, to help us make sense of these tumultuous times.

May 21: Fighting the COVID-19 emergency and relaunching the European economy: debt monetization and recovery bonds. Presentation slides | Video

May 28: Investing in social infrastructure and equality: lessons for macroeconomic policy from the pandemic Presentation slides

June 4: COVID-19 and the public finances: Another ten years of austerity?

June 11: Class in the time of COVID-19: how the crisis has exposed class divides

June 18: Greening the Bank of England COVID-19 QE programme

June 22: Cooperatives: democracy, equality, and efficiency

July 2: Reflections on innovation policy after Covid-19: What does the microeconometric evidence tell us?

July 9: The political economy of income distribution – why is income inequality increasing and what can we do about it?

July 14: Is the European Green Deal ambitious enough?

July 16: Covid-19: is this the end of financialization?

To see a more information on each event and to register please follow the link here.

Download Full Programme here.

International Cooperative Webinar

The Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA), in association with the African Cooperative union, is hosting an International Cooperative Webinar on Saturday 20th June.

The conference will take the form of four plenaries: The first will feature presentations from leading academics on cooperative economics and African peoples' empowerment. In the second, practitioner organisations involved in promoting African peoples' economic empowerment in the UK will speak about what they do. The third plenary will be devoted to institutions that provide technical of financial support to cooperatives. In the final plenary, which will be a 'meeting of the whole' those present will be invited to explore strategies to raise the level of cooperation among African people's cooperatives in the UK.


Keynote: Professor Jessica Gordon-Nembhard | "The African American Cooperative Empowerment Experience"

Professor Esther Gicheru | Cooperative University of Keyna | "The Keynan Cooperative Experience"

Professor Gibril Faal | LSE | "The African Diaspora Experience in the UK and Continental Connections"

Professor Kehinde Andrews | Birmingham City University and author of Black to Black: Retelling Black radicalism for the 21st Century |  "The Social and Economic Circumstances of People of African Descent"

  • Saturday 20th June | 15:00 BST to 18:30 BST
  • For tickets and more information please see here

9th PKES Summer School – Introduction to Post Keynesian Economics and Political Economy

This event will now be hosted online.

This four-day summer school introduces Post Keynesian Economics as an alternative to mainstream neoclassical economic theory and neo-liberal 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

Postponed: 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.

Past Events

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CGRA Deprivation and the electoral geography of Brexit