The objectives of this project, The Age of Economics, are to shed light on the most salient challenges facing human civilization, explore the role of economics and the inner workings of capitalism, and heighten people’s awareness of both the economic system in which they live and work, and the role of economics in understanding this ever-changing system.
My contribution to the 15th International Karl Polanyi Conference “The Role of the State in the post-COVID 21st Century” is organized in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University.
I contributed towards this conference on the need for a progressive international system – one that favours Labour not Wealth. I joined a panel with Matthew Klein, author of Trade Wars are Class Wars, and Geoff Tily, chief economist at the British TUC.
This is Futureset, an expert-led digital platform for business leaders. In this second episode of The Expert’s Take, Ann McElvoy talks to economist and author Ann Pettifor about the systemic risk associated with the climate crisis.
Is our biggest worry inflation? No, our biggest worry is a fall in employment, investment and income. Inflation is caused by the economy ‘overheating’. Wage and price inflation arises when economic activity (investment, employment, income) exceeds the capacity of the economy. Put simply, inflation most often arises in conditions of full employment, when incomes are …
A conference organised by Euromoney: Which economic, political and behavioural responses to the pandemic can’t be un-invented? And which were temporary?
• Paying the bill. How much debt have governments take on? will they ever be able to repay? Should we worry?
• Rethinking the social contract: will covid-austerity cause populism 2.0?
Moderator: Christopher Garnett, Senior Advisor, GlobalCapital Events
Speakers: Peter Brezinschek, Chief Analyst, Raiffeisen Bank International
Gilles Moëc, Chief Economist and Head of Research at AXA IM, AXA Group
Ann Pettifor, Director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics, Prime Economics
Debora Revoltella, Director, Economics Department, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Azad Zangana, Senior European Economist and Strategist, Schroders Investment Management
Last week the Biden team delivered their first press conference on the Democrat’s much-anticipated Climate Plan. The good news is that Climate Envoy, John Kerry and Advisor, Gina McCarthy are talking about the Climate Plan delivering “Good paying Union Jobs”. All hail to that ambition. The bad news is that this ain’t no Rooseveltian …
This piece is cross posted from Labour List on the 14 January, 2021. Labour has a steep hill to climb to regain the public’s confidence that it can be trusted to manage the economy. I get that. And Labour has to recover from a catastrophic electoral defeat – a defeat that took place under the …