IIPPE Sixth Training Workshop

“Marx, Keynes and Economic Crises in the 20th and 21st Centuries”

LUBS, 31st of March 2014 (9.00-18.15) 

As the end of the current crises and the ensuing policies of austerity are nowhere in sight, discomfort and disconcert with the rigid scholastic dogmatism pervading the discipline of economics is rife. In particular, both the students of economics and the general public are increasingly dissatisfied with the lack of pluralism in the discipline, its teaching and the conventional wisdom following from it. However, economic thinking is not as monolithic as the mainstream of the discipline tends to portray it, and as it can often appear to outsiders. Pluralist and heterodox forms of economic thinking, committed to realism and practical relevance, exist and offer significant alternative theories, policies and insight. Following the success of previous Training Workshops, the International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy (http://iippe.org) will run a one-day introductory training workshop in Heterodox Economics and Political Economy on the 31st of March 2014 at the Leeds University Business School, Leeds, on the following theme: “Marx, Keynes and Economic Crises in the 20th and 21st Centuries”. Confirmed participants include: Andrew Brown, Gary Dymski, Annina Kaltenbrunner, Malcolm Sawyer, Gary Slater, David Spencer. We are seeking an audience of undergraduate and postgraduate students, junior academics, activists or otherwise active members of civil society, who have a particular interest in getting acquainted with, or expanding their knowledge of, heterodox economics and political economy. If you wish to attend the workshop, please send your name and occupation to Marco Boffo (M.Boffo@leeds.ac.uk) before the 7th of March 2014.

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