Tag: Financial Crisis

The Origins of the European Economic Crisis

Costas Lapavitsas
"Financialisation Leads to Crisis: The Turmoil of 2007-2009"
Tuesday, April 24, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Eurozone Crisis: The Route to Breaking Up"
Wednesday, April 25, 2pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, April 26, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by GLOBAL STUDIES

COSTAS LAPAVITSAS is Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and member of Research on Money and Finance. He has worked on the political economy of money and finance, on the history of economic thought, on development economics and on the Japanese economy. He has published widely in several languages. He his the author of Political Economy of Money and Finance (Macmillan, 1999), Social Foundations of Money, Market and Credit (Routledge, 2003), and Financialised Capitalism: Expansion and Crisis (Maia Ediciones, 2009) His forthcoming publications include Financialisation in Crisis (Brill, 2012) and Financialised Capitalism (Palgrave, 2013). He has worked extensively on the global economic unrest that began in 2007, particularly on the Eurozone crisis.


The Thursday seminar will be on the subject of the Eurozone crisis and the necessary materials are the three RMF reports on the issue, which can be freely accessed on www.researchonmoneyandfinance.org. The reports contain references to all necessary readings.

Who Counts? Inclusion in Global (Economic) Politics, Exclusion in National Politics

Robert Wade
“Emerging World Order? Economic Power and Global Governance in the 21st Century”
Tuesday, November 12, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
“The Costs of Inequality: Capitalism and Democracy at Cross-Purposes”
Wednesday, November 13, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, November 14, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

is professor of political economy at the London School of Economics.  He was awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2008. His book Governing the Market (Princeton University Press, 1990, 2004) won the American Political Science Association award for Best Book in Political Economy in 1992. In 2008 The Financial Times listed him as one among “fifty of the world’s most influential economists.” Before LSE he worked at the Institute of Development Studies (Sussex University), Princeton, MIT, Brown, and the World Bank, and held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, the Russell Sage Foundation, New York, and the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin. He has carried out field research in Pitcairn Island, Italy, India, South Korea, Taiwan, and inside the World Bank. In recent years his research and writing has concentrated on issues of industrial policy (including in the United States); global inequality; global economic and financial governance (including the G20 and the World Bank); financial crises; and the ethics of economists.