Participants will discuss how privatisation, broadly conceived as the promotion of private interests in the organisation of social and physical infrastructure, has changed during the ‘neoliberal period’. Central to these developments is how forms of financialisation made possible by privatisation and changing roles of the state have encouraged new forms of private sector involvement in provisioning, with important implications for social and economic reproduction. These developments may also be seen as a form of variegated policy transfer from the OECD to non-OECD countries, aided and abetted by international institutions, as well as a result of policy experimentation through state/finance nexuses.
Simon Mohun will lead the workshop. In the morning session (10am to 1pm), the focus will be on a Marxist approach to the understanding of value and price. The afternoon session will provide a comprehensive survey of approaches to the ‘transformation problem’, for which a prerequisite is either (and preferably) the morning session or some prior knowledge of the issues involved. In both sessions the emphasis will be on interpretation and logic, rather than any underlying mathematics.
In the morning session, (10am to 1pm), Simon Mohun will consider Marxist approaches to the periodisation of a capitalist economy. In the afternoon session (2pm to 5pm) Matthew Eagleton-Pierce will talk about neoliberalism.
The International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) announces a one-day training workshop on imperialism, with the following speakers: Lucia Pradella, Tony Norfield, John Smith and Michael Roberts.
The International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) announces a one-day training workshop on value and price, surveying and evaluating the different approaches taken in contemporary Marxian economics (including the dualist approach, and those taken by the 'new interpretation', Moseley, the TSSI, Fine and Saad-Filho, and 'rethinking Marxism').
The workshop will take place on the 21st and 22nd of March 2016 in V111 (Vernon Square Campus of SOAS). Confirmed speakers include Ourania Dimakou, Sue Himmelweit, Photis Lysandrou, Jo Michell and Simon Mohun. The workshop seeks to unpick the causes of the financial crisis and the way in which the financial crisis transformed into a recession; examines the nature of regulation of the financial markets; offers a feminist appraisal of the economic record of the coalition and conservative governments and assesses the scope for alternative economic policies offered through the Labour leadership.
The International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) announces its next Training Workshop at SOAS (Vernon Square campus, Room V111), London on 4 November 2015 (registration from 9.30am). In the morning session, (10am to 1pm), Simon Mohun will survey the Marxist approach to the workings of a capitalist economy. In the afternoon session (2pm to 5pm) Alfredo Saad-Filho will survey Marxist approaches to the theory of crisis.
The International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) announces a one-day training workshop on the rate of profit and crisis. This will take place on the day before IIPPE’s Annual Conference. Date and venue: Tuesday 8 September 2015 (9.30am registration opens for prompt 10am start to 5.30pm) at the University of Leeds (room tba) The workshop will be led by Simon Mohun and Alfredo Saad-Filho, and will focus on the political economy of the rate of profit and crisis, including both theoretical overview and application. As ever, we are seeking an ...
The International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) announces a one-day training workshop on the political economy of finance, financialization and financial crisis. Date and venue: Monday 22 June 2015 (9.30am registration opens for prompt 10am start to 5.30pm) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Vernon Square Campus (Room V111), Vernon Square, Penton Rise, London, WC1X 9EW The workshop will be led by Simon Mohun and Photis Lysandrou, and will focus on the Marxist theory of finance, contemporary accounts of financialization and the ...
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 ...