The New Economics as ‘Mainstream’ Economics

Thursday 28 January / Friday 29 January 2010
Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, UK
(all sessions in the Lecture Theatre of Buckingham House)

Thursday 28 January

09.00 Registration and coffee (in the Foyer)

09.30


Session 1: Theoretical Foundations I: Whole System Approaches
Prof Terry Barker, Chairman of Cambridge Econometrics and Director of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Proposed theoretical foundations of ‘New Economics’: values, resources, money, growth and policy

Presentation (PDF 362Kb)
Paper (PDF 53Kb)

Prof Gary Dymski, University of California Riverside
On the possible replacement fo the 'Effiicent Market' Hypothesis

Paper (PDF 705Kb)


11.00

Coffee

11.30


Session 2: Theoretical Foundations II: Macroeconomics
Prof Irene van Staveren: Associate Professor of Feminist Development Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
From Gender as an Exogenous or Impact Variable to Gender as an Endogenous Force in the New Economics

Presentation (pdf 40Kb)
Paper (PDF 123Kb)

Prof Engelbert Stockhammer, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
The macroeconomics of unemployment reconsidered


13.00

Lunch (in the Foyer)

14.00


Session 3: Theoretical Foundations III: Aggregation of People
Prof Giuseppe Fontana, Professor of Monetary Economics, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds
The paramount principle of interdependence of aggregate supply and aggregate demand in the New Economics

Presentation (PDF 166Kb)


15.30

Coffee

16.00


Session 4: Policy Issues I: Work and Care
Dr Wendy Harcourt: Society for International Development
Rethinking the Economics of Care: Women’s Work at the Crossroads of Production and Reproduction

Paper (PDF 57Kb)

Dr Andrew Brown, Senior Lecturer in Economics, at the Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change (CERIC), Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds
Dr David Spencer, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change, University of Leeds
Towards a new research agenda on work and well being


19.00


Pre-dinner refreshments (in Foyer) followed by conference dinner (in the Council Room)
(There will be limited space for these refreshments, which are not included in the advertised prices, and the Trust may have to exercise discretion about who can attend.)

After-Dinner Speaker: Dr Geoff Harcourt
Emeritus Reader in the History of Economic Theory, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge

   
   
Friday 29 January

09.30


Session 5: Policy Issues II: Social Groups and Individuals
Prof Jesus Ferreiro, Associate Professor in Economics, Department of Applied Economics, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao
Prof Felipe Serrano, Professor in Economics, Department of Applied Economics, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao
Long-term uncertainty and social security systems

Presentation (PDF 108Kb)

Prof Teresa Ghilarducci, Professor in Economic Policy Analysis, Director of Bernard Schwartz Centre for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA), The New School for Social Research, New York
Unintended effects? Social insurance and macroeconomic performance

Presentation (PDF 176Kb)


11.00

Coffee

11.30


Session 6: Policy Issues III: Macroeconomic Policy
Prof Philip Arestis, Director of Research, 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
Innovative thinking on economic policy and the ‘New Economics’

Presentation (PDF 46Kb)

Prof Jing Chen, Assistant Professor, School of Business, University of Northern British Columbia
Biophysical theory of production: policy implications

Presentation (PDF 41Kb)
Paper (PDF 491Kb)


13.00


Lunch (in the Foyer)


14.00


Session 7: Policy Issues IV: Globalisation Issues

Dr Alfonso Palacio-Vera, Lecturer in Economics, Complutense University of Madrid, Department of Applied Economics III, Faculty of Economic and Entrepreneurial Sciences, Somosaguas Campus, Madrid
The neutral rate of interest and role of uncertainty in a New Economics theoretical framework

Presentation (PDF 48Kb)

Prof Korkut Erturk, Professor of Economics, University of Utah
Rethinking the individual-society nexus and the role of power vs policy

Paper (PDF 176Kb)


15.30


Coffee


16.00


Session 8: Policy Issues V: Current Economic Crisis

Prof Eckhard Hein, Professor of Economics, Berlin School of Economics
Dr Achim Truger, Senior Economist, the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK), the Hans-Böckler Foundation
Financial crisis, global recession, economic policy reactions and long-run requirements for a New Economics Deal

Presentation (PDF 143Kb)

Dr John McCombie, Director, Cambridge Centre for Economic & Public Policy (CCEPP), Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
The End of the Consensus in Macroeconomic Theory, or There and Back Again
(co-authored by Dr Maureen Pike, Oxford Brookes University Business School)

Presentation (PDF 1.1Mb)


17.30


End of conference

 

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