5ο Διεθνές Συνέδριο Εφαρμοσμένης Οικονομικής «ΘΕΣΜΟΙ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗ»

Πρόσκληση υποβολής εισηγήσεων

Το Τμήμα Οικονομικών Επιστημών του Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλίας στα πλαίσια της λειτουργίας του Προγράμματος Μεταπτυχιακών Σπουδών διοργανώνει το 5ο Διεθνές Συνέδριο Εφαρμοσμένης Οικονομικής στις 17-19 Μαΐου 2017.

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Το 5ο Συνέδριο έχει ως θέμα «ΘΕΣΜΟΙ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗ». Η πρόσφατη παγκόσμια κρίση αλλά και η κρίση στην Ευρωζώνη έδειξαν ότι η οικονομική ανάπτυξη είναι ένας συνδυασμός κοινωνικών παραγόντων που υπερβαίνουν τις αυστηρά οικονομικές προϋποθέσεις και δυνατότητες κάθε χώρας. Πρόσφατες μελέτες και έρευνες έχουν προβάλλει το ρόλο των επίσημων και ανεπίσημων θεσμών στην αποτελεσματική λειτουργία της οικονομίας μακροχρόνια. Οι άξονες που αποτελούν την κύρια θεματική εστίαση του συνεδρίου και γύρω από τους οποίους θα περιστραφούν οι εργασίες του είναι: Συνέχεια

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2nd International Scientific Conference “Reconstruction of Production in Greece: Economic Crisis and Growth Perspectives”

gas-pipelines1The Department of Economics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), the Department of Economics of the University of Macedonia (UoM) and the Institute for Social Research Dimitris Mpatsis, in collaboration with the School of Administration & Economics (Post Graduate Programmes) of the Technological Education Institute (T.E.I.) of Central Macedonia and the support of the Political Economy Research Group (PERG) and the Economic Society  of Thessaloniki, organize the Second International Scientific Conference, on the:

“Reconstruction of Production in Greece: Economic Crisis and Growth Perspectives”

that will be hosted in Serres (Greece), Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th of May, 2017, at the Technological and Education Institute of Central Macedonia, Main Conference Hall “Evagoras  Pallikaridis”. Συνέχεια

IIPPE’s 7th Annual Conference in Political Economy, Lisbon, Portugal 7-9 September 2016

IIPPE International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy

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IIPPE’s 7th Annual Conference in Political Economy is nearing. It will be held at the School of Economics & Management (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, ISEG) in Lisbon, Portugal from the 7th till the 9th of September.

The broad theme of the 7th Conference is ‘Political Economy: International Trends and National Differences’. The economic crisis that has been unfolding since 2007 has had a severely asymmetric impact both within and between countries. The main schools of political economy have examined the crisis and its implications in detail. Those studies have offered valuable insights supporting further academic analyses and, most importantly, informing political action. The Seventh Annual Conference in Political Economy will review the development of political economy in response to the crisis, and the emergence and renewal of political economy in different countries and regions.

The Conference’s Venue is the School of Economics & Management (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, ISEG) in Lisbon, Portugal. To see its exact location in Lisbon, just type ‘ISEG, Lisbon’ into Google Maps. The ISGE complex is essentially three connected buildings, and signs will indicate the registration room when you arrive.

 

There are a number of sessions and also several independent presentations that are of particular interest for Greece:

 

7th Sep, Program Committee stream, Session 2, 11:30 – 1:30, room 308

European Union

  • ‘The Political Economy of the EU: an imperialist project in crisis’, Stavros Mavroudeas
  • ‘The Depression in the Euro South: Comparing Greece and Portugal’, Nikos Stravelakis
  • ‘The Effect of Labour Share Divergence in the Eurozone’, Ricardo Molero-Simarro
  • ‘Power asymmetries behind Eurozone dynamics: the role of Germany’ Maria Gavris
  • ‘The Eurozone: a core-tailored suit or a comfortable straitjacket for all?’, Valentina Curcetti

 

 

8th Sep, Neoliberalism Working Group, Session 4, 9:00 – 11:00, Auditorium 3

Neoliberalism and the Crisis in Greece 1

  • The legacy of a fractured Eurozone: The Greek dra(ch)ma. John Hatgioannides
  • Neoliberal Eurozone framework – defeat of the Keynesian Syriza programme in Greece. Zoltan Pogatsa
  • Fictitious capital and the current crisis of Greek capitalism. Demophanes Papadatos

 

 

8th Sep, Neoliberalism Working Group, Session 5 11:30 – 1:30, Auditorium 3

Neoliberalism and the Crisis in Greece 2

  • ‘Real unemployment rate in Greece. Who to blame for?’, Alexis Ioannides
  • ‘An econometric approach of the alternative strategies for Greece’, Ioannis Vardalachakis
  • ‘Regional industrial mix, specialization & underemployment across Greek regions’, Stelios Gialis
  • ‘Unequal exchange or absolute advantage in the trade between Germany and Greece?’, Christina Paraskevopoulou

 

 

8th Sep, Financialization Working Group Session 6 2:30 – 4:30, Novo Banco

Greece: Aspects Of Financialization And Problems Of Development

  • ‘Capital controls in the Eurozone: first it’s Cyprus, then it’s Greece’, George Labrinidis
  • ‘Appropriating natural resources and conditions in the time of crisis: Greece’, Andriana Vlachou & Georgios Pandelias
  • ‘Capital, economic growth, and socio-ecological crisis: a critical perspective’, George Liodakis

 

 

7th Sept, Marxist Political Economy WG, Session 1, 9:00 – 11:00, Amphitheater 3

Rate of Profit and the Trajectories of the Economy

  • Aggregate output – the US, UK and Greece: a value theory approach. Victor Kasper
  • Panel data analysis of persistence of profit rate differentials: Turkish economy. Benan Eres
  • A class rate of profit for the US economy, 1948-2012. Simon Mohun

 

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Πρόγραμμα 18ου Συνεδρίου Ελλήνων Ιστορικών Οικονομικής Σκέψης

Η ετήσια συνάντηση των Ελλήνων Ιστορικών Οικονομικής Σκέψης διοργανώνεται φέτος:

  • Πότε; στις 10 και 11 Ιουνίου (Παρασκευή και Σάββατο) 2016
  • Που; στις εγκαταστάσεις του Οικονομικού Τμήματος του Εθνικού Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστήμιου Αθήνας που βρίσκονται στο Γρυπάρειο Μέγαρο, Σοφοκλέους 1, 4ος Όροφος, Αίθουσα 416.

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A.Shaikh: «Καπιταλισμός – Ανταγωνισμός, Σύγκρουση, Κρίσεις», ΕΚΠΑ 21/6/2016 6μμ.

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Ο Anwar Shaikh (καθηγητής στο New School of Social Research) θα δώσει διαλεξη με θέμα «Καπιταλισμός: Ανταγωνισμός, Σύγκρουση, Κρίσεις», 21/6/2016 στις 6μμ στην Αιθ. Αγγελλοπούλου του Τμήματος Οικονομικών του ΕΚΠΑ (Αριστείδου 11, Αθήνα. Αίθουσα Αγγελοπούλου)

Το πρόγραμμα μεταπτυχιακών σπουδών στην οικονομική επιστήμη του οικονομικού τμήματος του ΕΚΠΑ διοργανώνει εκδήλωση με τον Anwar Shaikh. Ύστερα από τουλάχιστον τριάντα χρόνια διδασκαλίας στο New School of Social Research και μια σειρά σημαντικών συμβολών στην οικονομική επιστήμη από μαρξιστική σκοπιά, κατατάσσεται στους πλέον καταξιωμένους ετερόδοξους οικονομολόγους του κόσμου, συμπεριλαμβάνοντας τον πρόσφατα το Cambridge University Press στους πιο εξέχοντες εν ζωή οικονομολόγους.

Το βιβλίο του «Καπιταλισμός: Ανταγωνισμός, Σύγκρουση, Κρίσεις» απότοκος μιας μακράς περιόδου συγγραφής και επαναθεμελίωσης της Κλασικής Παράδοση των Marx, Smith, Ricardo, τάσσεται υπέρ της ανάγκης δημιουργίας ενός πλαισίου ανάλυσης της πραγματικότητας. Απομακρύνεται, από την μία, από τους ετερόδοξους οικονομολόγους στο βαθμό που προσλαμβάνουν την πραγματικότητα ως παρέκκλιση στο ιδεαλιστικό πλαίσιο των νεοκλασικών διότι, όπως σημειώνει, δεν μπορεί να υπάρξει μια θεωρία των παρεκκλίσεων. Θέτει, από την άλλη, στο κέντρο του εξηγηματικού του πλαισίου το κυνήγι για κέρδος που χαρακτηρίζει τον «πραγματικό ανταγωνισμό», μια φύση συγκρουσιακή διαδικασία, το ποσοστό κέρδους ως ρυθμιστή τόσο της προσφοράς όσο και της ζήτησης, και τα μακρά κύματα ως απεικόνιση της θυελλώδους πραγματικότητας.

Με την μέθοδο αυτή έχει δώσει εναλλακτικές ερμηνείες για τις κρίσεις που έλαβαν χώρα στο δεύτερο μισό του 20ου αιώνα, ενώ βρίσκεται ανάμεσα σε εκείνους τους λίγους οικονομολόγους που είχαν προειδοποιήσει για την πρόσφατη οικονομική κρίση του 2007-8, έστω και με απόκλιση ενός έτους.

Call for Papers for a panle on Greece in IIPPE 2016

IIPPE 7th International Conference in Political Economy

‘Political Economy: International Trends and National Differences’

School of Economics & Management, University of Lisbon, Portugal

September 7-9, 2016

 

Call for Papers: Neoliberalism Working Group – Panel for the Greek Economy

 

The Greek economy in front of the 3rd Adjustment Program

 

The Greek economy is in crisis for the seventh consecutive year. Since its beginning in 2009, it has already curried the brunt of two Economic Adjustment Programmes (popularly called Memoranda) organized by the EU-ECB-IMF troika and agreed by the Greek political and economic establishment that led to a cumulative depression of approximately 27% of the initial GDP, a skyrocketing unemployment around 27% and mounting immiserisation of the working class and the middle strata. The SYRIZA government betrayed its declarations of rejecting the Memoranda policy, capitulated unconditionally to the directives and demands of the troika nad signed a new 3rd Economic Adjustment Programme. The new programme follows the lines of the previous ones and dictates more austerity for the country and immiserisation for the popular classes.

This panel aims to study the state of the Greek economy in front of the new Adjustment Programme. It aspires to gather contributions on issues like:

  • The impact of the Adjustment Programmes on the labour market, the sectoral and branch structure of the economy, health and the health system etc.
  • Competing explanations of the Greek crisis
  • Alternative economic policies for overcoming the crisis

 

The panel is organized under the auspices of the Neoliberalism Working Group.

Abstracts (500 words maximum) should be submitted by April 1, 2016. To submit your abstract, please go to the Electronic Proposal Form and carefully follow the instructions there. (All deadlines are listed at the link.). Also mention the specific Working Group and the relevant panel.

 

For more general information about IIPPE, the working groups and the conference, please visit our website. For details on the panel, you can contact Stavros Mavroudeas (smavro@uom.gr).

 

Call for Papers: ‘The Political Economy of EU: the common home of European people or an imperialist integration?’

IIPPE 7th International Conference in Political Economy

‘Political Economy: International Trends and National Differences’

School of Economics & Management

University of Lisbon, Portugal

September 7-9, 2016

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Call for Papers

‘The Political Economy of EU: the common home of European people or an imperialist integration?’

 

The European integration has been a long-standing and very ambitious project. It began in the post-WW II era in very different from today economic, social and geopolitical circumstances and has evolved till today. During its course it passed through several internal crises as well as major global crises (the 1974 and the 2007-8 ones being the more significant). From its very beginning was a matter of controversy both in general and within Political Economy and the Left. Two major camps emerged (and several sub-divisions). The first camp argues that the European integration project is an imperialist one, pushed forward by the dominant capitals of the Western European countries and aiming to exploit weaker economies and, in its course, to challenge US global supremacy. Thus, it is argued that the European integration is internally divided in at least two groups of countries: a dominant euro-centre and a dominated euro-periphery. Consequently, the task of the Left is to dismantle this reactionary project. The second camp argues that, despite any conservative hegemonies and later neoliberal foundations, the European integration is an inherently progressive process as it sets aside national conflicts and leads to a unified social and economic space in which the European working class has to struggle with the European capital for hegemony. Therefore, this camp supports pan-European initiatives for democratizing and/or socializing the European integration.

The 2007-8 global capitalist crisis brought to the fore with invigorated force this controversy. After some initial mainstream musing about decoupling between the US and the European Union (EU) economies, the latter were engulfed in an ongoing crisis centred on the European Monetary Union (EMU) but also spread to the whole of the European integration. The division between euro-core and euro-periphery became more pronounced, brutal austerity programmes were imposed on many euro-periphery countries under the auspices of troikas (EU-IMF-ECB) and social and national tensions erupted. Questions like leaving the EMU (like Grexit) or leaving the EU (like the Brexit) came to the fore and are hotly debated both generally and within Political Economy and the Left.

This panel aims to study this issue. It aspires to gather contributions analyzing subjects like:

  • The economic, social and political nature of the European integration
  • Theories and approaches studying it (e.g. uneven and combined development, convergence)
  • Specific economic mechanisms (e.g. EMU, current account and trade imbalances)
  • Comparisons between EU economies
  • Geopolitical issues

Abstracts (500 words maximum) should be submitted by April 1, 2016. To submit your abstract, please go to the Electronic Proposal Form and carefully follow the instructions there. (All deadlines are listed at the link.)

For more general information about IIPPE, the working groups and the conference, please visit our website. For details on the panel, you can contact Stavros Mavroudeas (smavro@uom.gr).

 

1st International Conference in Contemporary Social Sciences

CRISIS AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES: NEW CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES

Rethymno, 10-12 June 2016

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Call for Papers for the 7th Annual Conference in Political Economy

Call for Papers and Activist Proposals

7th Annual Conference in Political Economy

 

Political Economy: International Trends and National Differences

 Νέα εικόνα

September 7 – 9, 2016

School of Economics & Management, University of Lisbon (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão)

 

The economic crisis that has been unfolding since 2007 has had a severely asymmetric impact both within and between countries. There can be no dispute that the cost of the crisis has been especially high for the peripheral countries and for the world’s poor, women, the old, the young, and the disabled: the crisis itself, and the recovery strategies implemented in most countries, have tended to reinforce the hierarchies of privilege under neoliberal capitalism.

The main schools of political economy have examined the crisis and its implications in detail. Those studies have offered valuable insights supporting further academic analyses and, most importantly, informing political action to undermine the reproduction of neoliberalism.

The Seventh Annual Conference in Political Economy will review the development of political economy in response to the crisis, and the emergence and renewal of political economy in different countries and regions. In doing this, this Conference will:

  • Examine emerging traditions, and compare and contrast their approaches and insights with those of existing schools of political
  • Contribute to the further enrichment of political economy in the context of the ongoing crisis and the apparent, if uneven, loss of dynamism of global
  • Highlight the points of contact between political economy and the modalities of activism that have prospered since the onset of the global

Proposals for presentations on all aspects of political economy are welcome. Those focusing on activism, and on the contributions of different traditions, regions and countries, are especially encouraged.

IIPPE welcomes the submission of (a) proposals for individual papers (which IIPPE will group into panels), (b) proposals for panels, (c) proposals for streams of panels, or (d) proposals on activism.

To submit a proposal, please go to the following Electronic Proposal Form, and carefully follow the complete instructions there. All deadline dates are included on this Electronic Proposal Form.

For more general information about IIPPE, the working groups and the conference, please visit our website.

We look forward to another productive IIPPE conference in Lisbon, The Programme Committee,

Al Campbell Alfredo Saad Filho Niels Hahn

 

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Παραγωγική Ανασυγκρότηση στην Ελλάδα-Διεθνές Επιστημονικό Συνέδριο

Θεσσαλονίκη, 27 και 28 Νοεμβρίου 2015

Αυτό που έχει σήμερα ανάγκη η ελληνική κοινωνία σίγουρα δεν είναι οι εύκολες διαπιστώσεις αλλά μία γόνιμη αναζήτηση των αιτιών και των εναλλακτικών λύσεων. Αν, πράγματι, «δεν παράγουμε τίποτα», τι φταίει για αυτό και – κυρίως – πως μπορεί να ξαναπάρει μπρος η παραγωγική μηχανή της ελληνικής οικονομίας; Ποιοι κλάδοι μπορούν να αποτελέσουν την «ατμομηχανή» της επιστροφής της ελληνικής οικονομίας στην ανάπτυξη και ποιες κρατικές πολιτικές μπορούν να συμβάλλουν σε μία τέτοια διαδικασία; Πως θα ανακουφισθούν τα ασθενέστερα τμήματα της κοινωνίας που πλήττονται από την εκρηκτική ανεργία και τη ραγδαία φτωχοποίηση; Πως θα διασφαλιστεί η κοινωνική και περιβαλλοντική βιωσιμότητα; Συνέχεια