Where Do We Go From Here? International Economics Conference to Focus on Aftermath of Great Recession 12th Biennial International Post Keynesian Conference Sept. 25-28 at UMKC

Sept. 15, 2014
Contact: Nicola Matthews
941-284-3695; nm34c@mail.umkc.edu

Where Do We Go From Here? International Economics Conference to Focus on Aftermath of Great Recession
12th Biennial International Post Keynesian Conference Sept. 25-28 at UMKC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Missouri-Kansas City will host and co-sponsor an international economics conference focused on lessons learned – or not – from the global financial crisis that triggered the Great Recession.
The 12th Biennial International Post Keynesian Conference is scheduled for Sept. 25-28 on the UMKC campus. The conference will include a keynote address by Dr. James K. Galbraith, Chair in Government / Business Relations and Professor of Government at the University of Texas-Austin; and a panel discussion, “What We Should Have Learned From the Global Crisis (But Failed To),” featuring Dr. Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management at Columbia Business School; and the Honorable Lord Robert Skidelsky, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick and author of an acclaimed three-volume biography of the late economist John Maynard Keynes.
The conference will host a wide array of academic and applied economists, policymakers, students and others, and include more than 120 participants from six continents. The conference is sponsored by the UMKC Department of Economics in association with the Levy Economics Institute, the Ford Foundation, M.E. Sharpe and NewEconomicPerspectives.org. The biennial event originated from a series of international workshops first held in Trieste, Italy in 1980. It was relocated to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1988-2000) and then moved to its final home at UMKC in 2002.
The opening event for the conference will be a pre-conference lecture by Greenwald on “Value Investing and the Mismeasure of Modern Portfolio Theory,” 6 p.m. Wednesday September 24th in Room 111 of UMKC’s Royall Hall, 800 E. 52nd St. The lecture is free and is open to the public.
The Greenwald-Skidelsky discussion, also free and open to the public, will be moderated by UMKC faculty member and KCUR-FM journalist Steve Kraske. It begins at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, September 25th in Theater 103 in the UMKC Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.
Dr. Galbraith’s keynote is also free and open to the public. It is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. Friday Sept. 26 in the Student Union.
Special sessions conducted throughout the conference include: Money and the Real World: Paul Davidson’s Economics; The Future of Post Keynesian Economics; The Global Financial Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Reforms; Can Euroland Survive?; Central Bank Responses to the Crisis: Tapering and QE; Dealing with Too Big to Fail; Is Growth through Austerity Really Possible?; Is Sovereign Debt Sustainable: Lessons from the Reinhart-Rogoff Fiasco; New Directions in Post Keynesian Economics in light of the GFC; The BRICS and the Developing World; Has China offered a New Economic Model?; and Modern Money Theory, Functional Finance, Job Guarantee/Employer of Last Resort.
For complete program and registration site, visit the Post Keynesian website.

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