Sat, 28 Mar 2020, 10:00
University of Greenwich, London (UK), Room QA080, Queen Anne Court, University of Greenwich, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS
As part of the Rethinking Economics 2020 conference
The future is uncertain. From ecological breakdown to precarious work, many people feel that business as usual is leading us towards a dead end. However, despite all the pessimism and fear, young people across the globe are demanding change – on the streets and in the classroom.
While dissenting students in economics have raised an unlimited number of questions about the future, answers from the mainstream remain scarce. Is our economics education fit to meet the challenges of the coming decade? What economic issues are behind this sense of decline? And do we need systemic change to salvage the future?
On March 28 2020, Rethinking Economics Greenwich (REG) will host a festival of ideas to tackle these questions. REG is a student society associated with Rethinking Economics, an international network of students, academics and professionals building a better economics in society and the classroom. As a movement of predominantely young students, the questions raised above are not simply academic but existential.
Rethinking economics 2020 is being organised by undergraduate and postgraduate students from the University of Greenwich. As a student society, we aim to provide an inclusive space for open discussion and critical thinking on social, political and economic issues. We believe that it is only through developing pluralism and critical perspectives in economics that the existential questions of our time can be adequately tackled.
The day will be structured along three key streams:
• Work: Is it working?
• Climate crisis: Economics in break down
• Pluralism: Tearing up the syllabus
Rethinking economics 2020 will be the third international REG conference hosted at Greenwich. Each year we have had more than 300 attendees from student groups across the world. Previous keynote speakers include Michael Kumhof, senior research advisor at the Bank of England, Professor Emeritus Victoria Chick, one the world’s foremost scholars of Keynes and Nobel Prize winning economist Daniel Kahneman.
You do not need a background in economics to attend the festival, and we encourage all to attend.
Jonathan Aldred, Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge and author of Licence to be Bad: How economics corrupted us
Grace Blakeley, staff writer at Tribune magazine and the author of Stolen: How to save the world from financialisation
Callum Cant, author of Working for Deliveroo and a PhD student at the University of West London
Yannis Dafermos, Lecturer in Economics at SOAS University of London
Daniela Gabor, Associate Professor in Economics at the University of the West of England, Bristol
Alex Guschanski, Lecturer in Economics at the University of Greenwich
Rob Calvert Jump, research fellow at the University of Greenwich
Maria Nikolaidi, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Greenwich
Mara Nogueira, LSE Fellow in Human Geography
Özlem Onaran, Professor of Economics at the University of Greenwich
Keston Perry, Political Economist with an expertise in climate policy in the Caribbean and Latin America at the University of West England.
Hector Pollitt, Director and the Head of Modelling at Cambridge Econometrics
Tomás Rotta, Lecturer in Economics at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Robert Skidelsky, member of the British House of Lords, is Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at Warwick University
Nick Srnicek, lecturer in Digital Economy at King’s College London and author Platform Capitalism, Inventing the Future and forthcoming new book After Work: What’s Left and Who Cares?
Julia Steinberger, Professor of Ecological Economics at the University of Leeds.
Sara Stevano, Feminist Political Economist and Lecturer in Economics at SOAS, University of London.
Ben Tippet, author of Split: Class Divides Uncovered and PhD student at the University of Greenwich
Vera Weghmann, Research Fellow for PSIRU and co-founder of United Voices of the World Union
Rafael Wildauer, Lecturer in Economics at the University of Greenwich
Yuliya Yurchenko, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy at the University of Greenwich
Plus more to be confirmed soon…
This event is a free event but please sign up here as we expect spaces to the conference to fill up fast.
The conference will be hosted in the Queen Anne at the Greenwich Campus at the University of Greenwich, London. For details on how to get the Greenwich campus, please follow the link.