UMKC Economics Hosts International Conference


The First International Conference on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), “Economics for a New Progressive Era,” will be hosted by the UMKC Department of Economics, Sept. 21 – 24, on the UMKC campus.

Modern Monetary Theory is a macroeconomic theory that describes and analyses modern economies in which the national currency is created by the government, and has transformed the economics disciplineIts influence extends beyond economics, reaching deep into the fields of law, history, finance, banking, public policy and philosophy. This conference joins the world’s leading MMT practitioners, and will explore the cutting edge of modern economic thinking.

Scott Fullwiler, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics at UMKC, is a member of the organizing committee.

Conference speakers include: James K. Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. chair in Government/Business Relations and professorship of government at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin; Stephanie Kelton, Ph.D., professor of Economics at the Stonybrook University; Jan Kregel, director of Research at the Levy Economics Institute at Bard College; Bill Mitchell, chair in Economics and director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), an official research center at the University of Newcastle; Warren Mosler, a leading voice in the field of Modern Monetary Theory and author of Soft Currency Economics and The Seven Deadly Innocent Frauds of Economic Policy; Brett Scott, entrepreneur, activist, scholar and writer who has extensive experience in the worlds of alternative finance and social movements; Lord Robert Skidelsky, emeritus professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick and director of the Moscow School of Political Studies; and L. Randall Wray, professor of economics at Bard College. 

The cost for the conference is $175 and $75 for students (non-UMKC). UMKC students can attend the conference for free. Registrations can be made online.

To view the schedule of events, including panel and session topics, view the schedule online.

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