How might economics become more relevant in an age of populism?
The rise of populism and 'post-truth' politics is a rejection of a narrow, technocratic vision of economics. The distance between technical economic expertise and the democratic public sphere is a failing of economics. How can alternative perspectives on economic life contribute to more participatory and inclusive economic debates? What might rival disciplines contribute here?
The students of Goldsmiths Rethinking Economics Society and PERC, bring together a series of trans-disciplinary lectures and workshops based around demystifying economics. The day will consist of lectures, workshops and film screenings, with themes ranging from anthropological perspectives on the economy, to platform cooperatives, environmental policy, and decolonising economics. The talks and interactive workshops aim to inspire a broader definition of economics, and through a pluralist and multi-disciplinary lens, confront the prevailing power of economics, and its role in contemporary political debates.
Brett Scott, Campaigner and author of ‘The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money’
Joe Earle, Co-author of The Econocracy
Will Davies, PERC, Goldsmiths University
Johnna Montgomerie Lecturer in Economics, Goldsmiths University
Anastasia Nesvetailova, Director of PERC, City University
Ozlem Onaran, Director of Political Economy Research Centre, University of Greenwich
Daniela Gabor, Professor of Economics and Macro-Finance UWE
Aeron Davis, Co-Director PERC, Goldsmiths University
Tony Norfield, author of The City
Clea Bourne, Lecturer in Promotional Media, Goldsmiths University
Massimiliano Mollona, Filmmaker and Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, Goldsmiths University
Dan Bailey, Researcher at SPERI, University of Sheffield
Jack Throrpe, Fairmondo
The ecnmy.org team
More to be revealed soon!
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