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Workshop on history, money and the macroeconomy: Discussing recent trends in contemporary political economy

UWE Bristol

Room 5X104, Bristol Business School, UWE Bristol (Frenchay Campus)
28 Jun 2018 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Programme

This workshop addresses new research frontiers in pluralistic economics, expanding the connections between UWE Bristol and Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris). It relies on the interaction between political economists and young scholars, seeking to promote strong research networks and consolidating already established ties.

09:00–09:30: Welcome from Departmental Leaders and presentation from the Organising Committee

09:30–11:00: Presentations I – Critical macroeconomics: 

  • Francesco Sergi (Paris 1/University of Bristol) “The DSGE Models and the Lucas Critique. A Historical Appraisal” (Discussant: Jo Michell) 
  • Aurélien Goutsmedt (Paris 1) “Robert Gordon and the Integration of the Natural Rate of Unemployment in a Keynesian Framework” (Discussant: Lotta-Takala Greenish) 
  • Daniel Bastidas (Paris 1) “The GEMMES project, an application to Brazil” (Discussant: Danielle Guizzo)

11:30–13:00: Presentations II – Financialisation: 

  • Sudeep Jain (UWE Bristol) “Demonetisation in India and The Rise of Digital Financialisation” (Discussant: Susan Newman) 
  • Guillaume Kremer (Paris 1, CES) and BT “Financial innovations and macroeconomic stability, an assessment of securitization and coco-bonds” (Discussant: Yannis Dafermos) 
  • Susan Newman (UWE Bristol) “The making of a global commodity: A political economy of dairy restructuring” (Discussant: Aurélien Goutsmedt)

13:30–14:30: Lunch

14:30–16:30: Presentations III – Ideology, power and the role of the state:

  • Aurélien Goutsmedt (Paris 1), Danielle Guizzo (UWE Bristol) and Francesco Sergi (Paris 1/University of Bristol) “Neutralizing ideology with science: Robert E. Lucas Jr in the public debate” (Discussant: Susan Newman) 
  • Lotta Takala-Greenish (UWE Bristol) “Exploring worker power across formal and informal small and micro-enterprises: Insights from work organisation in waste collection, essential oils and clothing sectors in South Africa” (Discussant: Francesco Sergi)
  • Nicolas Pinsard (Paris 13) and BT “The birth of the state between the Administration and Finance: On the venality of offices in France in the 16th and 17th centuries” (Discussant: Mary Wrenn)
  • Jo Michell (UWE Bristol) (with Cahal Moran) “Reinventing the heterodox wheel: Mainstream macroeconomics since the crisis” (Discussant: Bruno Tinel)

16:45–17:45: Roundtable discussion: Building new pluralistic research frontiers

18:00–19:00: Welcome drinks at the UWE Bristol Student Union (SU), followed by dinner in the city centre

Registration is free - if you would like to attend, please email Danielle Guizzo at danielle.guizzoarchela@uwe.ac.uk with your name and affiliation by Friday 22 June 2018.


Organising committee

Bruno Tinel (Paris 1, CES, UWE Bristol) Bruno.Tinel@univ-paris1.fr, Danielle Guizzo (UWE Bristol) Danielle.Guizzoarchela@uwe.ac.uk