International Economic Policies, Governance and the New Economics

Thursday 12 April 2012
St Catharine's College, Cambridge, UK
(all sessions in the Ramsden Room)



09.00 Registration and coffee

09.30


Session 1:
Chair: Prof Terry Barker, Founder of the Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics, Chairman of Cambridge Econometrics, Departmental Senior Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

Prof Valpy FitzGerald, Professor of International Development Finance, University of Oxford
The Great Recession, Capital Market Failure and International Financial Regulation
(Presentation, Powerpoint 248Kb)

Prof John Weeks, Professor Emeritus of Development Economics and Associate, Centre for Development Policy and Research, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
A Progressive International Monetary System: Growth Enhancing, Speculation Reducing and Cross-Country Equity
(Presentation, Powerpoint 127Kb)


11.00

Coffee

11.30


Session 2:
Chair: Dr John McCombie, Director, Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy Research, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

Prof Philip Arestis, Honorary Departmental Senior Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Economic & Public Policy (CCEPP), Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Prof Malcolm Sawyer, Professor of Economics, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds
The Financial Transactions Tax: Its Potential and Feasibility
(Presentation. Powerpoint 112Kb)

Prof Jesus Ferreiro, Associate Professor in Economics, Department of Applied Economics, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao
Global Imbalances and Capital Movements as Constraints to the International Economic Recovery
(Presentation, Powerpoint 665Kb)


13.00

Lunch

14.00


Session 3:

Chair: Prof Malcolm Sawyer (see above for details)

Prof Giuseppe Fontana, Professor of Monetary Economics, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, and University of Sannio, Italy
Current Account Imbalances, Capital Flows and 'European Southernification'
(Presentation, Powerpoint 284Kb)

Prof Luiz Fernando de Paula, University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Capital Flows, International Imbalances and Economic Policies in Latin America
(Presentation, Powerpoint 2.4Mb)


15.30

Coffee

16.00


Session 4:

Chair: Prof Philip Arestis (see above for details)

Dr Nigel Allington, Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy Research, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Dr John McCombie (see above for details)
'The Past is Never Dead, It's Not Even Past': Global Imbalances and Capital Flows in South East Asia
(Presentation, Powerpoint 92Kb)

Prof Howard Stein, Center for Afro-American and African Studies, University of Michigan
Africa and the Perversities of International Capital Flows
(Presentation, Powerpoint 2Mb)
(Tables, PDF 650Kb)


17.30

 


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