IIPPE (pre-conference) Training Workshop on the Rate of Profit and 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 audience of engaged participants, including undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, junior academics and activists.

For those who are attending the IIPPE Annual Conference, registration for the workshop is via Conference registration, and you should indicate in the relevant place that you will be attending the Workshop. The Workshop is also open to those not attending the Annual Conference, but you must then pre-register by sending your name and occupation to Simon Mohun <s.mohun@qmul.ac.uk> before 28 August 2015.

Please note that there will be a £5 charge (payable on the day) towards refreshments.

Brief notes on speakers:

Simon Mohun has written extensively on theoretical aspects of the labour theory of value and its application to the empirical analysis of the US economy. More recently he has extended this work to the study of the causes of the 2007-8 financial crisis.

Alfredo Saad-Filho works inter alia on the political economy of development in Brazil, and the theory and practice of neoliberalism.


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