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IIPPE Financialisation Working Group (FWG) – Call for papers 7th Annual Conference in Political Economy: Political Economy: International Trends and National Differences September 7 – 9, 2016 / Lisbon

The discussions on the processes behind the growing importance of finance and financial motives as well as sustainability of the financial systems have been located in the critical political economy debate of financialisation and neoliberalism. Despite the disputes on the causes and features of the financialisation phenomenon, there is common acknowledgement that over the last three decades the influence of finance has increasingly been felt in every sphere of economic and social life. Financialisation has been associated with several issues; among which are tepid economic growth, indebtedness of households, changing structure of financial as ...

[CfP] Conference 2015 – Africa working group

The recently-established Africa working group aims to promote intellectual and practical exchange between scholars and activists of African political economy, and those in other IIPPE working groups. Many of the most pressing questions and themes concerning Africa’s political economies – including land reform, the politics of resources, the influence of IFIs and econometric methodologies in development policy and academia, the relationship between state, capital and labour, financialisation and the changing and continuous nature of capitalist transformation – open up channels for comparison with other processes and regions. At the same time, the ...

IIPPE Africa – Imperialism and indigenous capital, Sylvester Akhaine – postponed until further notice

With apologies, this has been postponed due to travel complications, but we will reschedule - please contact h.cross@westminster.ac.uk for further information.        

[CfP] Conference 2015 – Financialisation Working Group

Over the last three decades developed and developing economies have gone through significant structural transformations under the ever increasing influence of finance. In the critical political economy framework, the resultant mode of accumulation, and its corresponding social effects, have been analysed under the heading of financialisation and neoliberalism.  Whether the financial crisis that started in 2007-8 was the end or only an interruption to financialisation and/or neoliberalism, its costs are still borne by governments and the general public. Moreover, this 2007-8 crisis, while remaining a crisis for huge parts of the world’s populati...

Public discussion on the political economy of food consumption and production


One day training workshop in Marxist Political Economy, UWE, Bristol, 21 January

IIPPE is holding its first Training Workshop in the West of England. The workshop will take place at the University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus in Bristol from 9.45am to 5pm on Wednesday 21st January 2015. Simon Mohun will give an Introduction to Marx’s Political Economy in the morning session. The session begins with a brief outline of the method of historical materialism, and then introduces Marx’s labour theory of value in a perspective that emphasises its applicability to the contemporary world. The primary focus is an explanation of the origin of profit in a capitalist economy, which proceeds through an exploration of the ...

Financialisation Round Table Discussions

IIPPE FINANCIALISATION WORKING GROUP Round Table Discussion Series At the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (Nearest Underground: Russell Square) 27th November 2014. (SOAS Main Building, Room: 273. Time: 17:00 - 19:00) Ben Fine on “Financialisation from a Marxist perspective”. Reading: Fine, B (2013-14) “Financialisation From a Marxist Perspective”. In:  International Journal of Political Economy, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 5–18. 20th January 2014.  (SOAS Main Building, Room: RS T102. Time: 17:00 - 19:00) Thomas Marois on “Financialisation, state theory, class, and alternatives to ...

Financialisation Working Group Social Hub

The Financialisation Working Group (FWG) will be presenting at the IIPPE Conference 2014 in Naples a record of 62 papers and 17 panels. Reviewing these panels and papers, we have noticed that many dimensions of financialisation have been addressed, such as the impact of finance on public finance, banking, state, housing, wages, emerging economies, global finance, the Eurozone, crisis, food, agriculture, gender, production, social reproduction and so on. The variety of subjects is exciting and gives us the opportunity to discuss several aspects of political economy with a common emphasis on finance. Furthermore, it brings to our attention why ...

[IIPPE 2014] Financialisation Working Group

CfPs IIPPE Financialisation Working Group The Fifth Annual Conference in Political Economy. Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Naples, Italy  16 to 18 September, 2014   Over the last three decades developed and developing economies have gone through significant structural transformations under the ever increasing influence of finance. In critical political economy, the resultant mode of accumulation, and its corresponding social effects, have been analysed under the heading of financialisation and neoliberalism.  Whether the financial crisis that started in 2008 was the end or only an interruption to financialisati...

Current Members

Main Working Papers Members Future Activities Past Events Reading List Links Current Members Thanasis Argyriou is a Ph.D student at the UADphilEcon doctoral program of the Department of Economics, University of Athens, Greece. His thesis examines the accumulation of foreign assets and the relevant transformations of the capitalist mode of production. His research interests include Marxist Political Economy, the Political Economy of the Eurozone and the Measurement of Absolute Poverty. Yiannis Bassiakos is an Assistant Professor at the University of Athens, Department of Economics. He teaches Statistics and his research is ...