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Risk and Uncertainty in the Anthropocene Conference – 26th June 2019

Goldsmiths hosted a one-day conference, supported by the Political Economy Research Centre and the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity The conference aimed to explore from a multidisciplinary perspective the role of risk and uncertainty in the Anthropocene. It explored the specific logics, strategies, forms of knowledge and technologies that different actors are, or should […]

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End-of-the-World Trade: On the Speculative Economies of Art and Extraction

End-of-the-World Trade: On the Speculative Economies of Art and Extraction Goldsmiths, Richard Hoggart Building 21st and 22nd of June Fri 21 June 3pm – 6pm : RHB 342 Sat 22 June 10 – 6 pm : RHB 312   This two-day event explores how ‘end-of-the-world’ scenarios and processes have given financial capitalism a new lease […]

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‘Neoliberalism and the Far Right – Old and New’ – 6th June

Neoliberalism and the Far Right – Old and New 2.30-4.30pm, 6th June Goldsmiths, RHB 137a Has neoliberalism given way to the far right? Or are neoliberalism and a far right ideology compatible, maybe even mutually reinforcing? Quinn Slobodian and Joshua Rahtz will give papers shedding light on these questions from an intellectual history perspective, with […]

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29th PKES Annual Workshop – 29th May

29th PKES Annual Workshop Goldsmiths, University of London Room RHB137a, Richard Hoggart Building, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW 29 May 2019 10 a.m. – 6 p.m   This year, we are delighted to be hosting the Annual Workshop of the Post-Keynesian Economics Society at Goldsmiths. Please register by sending an email to Giorgos Galanis (G.Galanis@gold.ac.uk), […]

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The Politics of Democratizing Finance: A Radical View – 21 March

Michael A. McCarthy, Marquette University 21 Mar 2019, 6:00pm – 8:00pm 251, Richard Hoggart Building How might popular control of finance be democratically durable? This talk compares five competing proposals that promise to subject the allocation of finance to greater democratic control: breaking up the banks, public investment banks, sovereign wealth funds, inclusive ownership funds, […]

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Are too many finance providers conflating trust with technology?

A reputational battle is playing out across financial services as traditional financial providers get to grips with the latest wave of technological disruption posed by fintech companies. However, while innovation can certainly help fintech companies to stand out, achieving dominance in financial services often means shaking up common views of well-known financial brands. So, what’s […]

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Call for abstracts – Critical Macro-Finance Workshop

Critical Macro-Finance Workshop Warwick Critical Finance Group & Political Economy Research Centre at Goldsmiths 9-10 September 2019 at Goldsmiths, University of London   A decade after the 2008 financial crisis, new political economic imaginaries have emerged to make sense of our financialised world. As the work of scholars such as Adam Tooze and Daniela Gabor has […]

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Heretical Finance Reading Group 2019

Heretical Finance 2019 Reading List & Dates Convened by Clea Bourne, the Heretical Finance Reading Group meets monthly to discuss texts providing alternative, multi-disciplinary, non-disciplinary, cultural and critical perspectives on finance, including fictional representations. Open to all – academics, non-academics, students – and no registration is required. Meetings take place at 4.30pm on Mondays (the first Monday of the month) in […]

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