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TPWG meeting October 25th York: Ben Selwyn (Sussex)

Ben Selwyn (Sussex) ‘Karl Marx, Class Struggle and Labour-Centred Development’, October 25th 2pm at York in room: D/L/006 Old Langwith Seminar 006. Email me for a copy of the paper.

Interdisciplinary Workshop on finance and inequality in Europe Leeds 1st November 2013

Interdisciplinary Workshop on FINANCE and INEQUALITY in Europe Leeds 1st November 2013, 10.00 – 18.00

 The European Union is in its deepest crisis since its inception. This is on the one hand a financial crisis, and on the other hand a real sector crisis with stagnating economies, rising inequalities and increasing divergence between the countries of the European Union. The aim of the “Finance and Inequality” project is twofold: first, to investigate the role of the financial sector in causing, propagating and exacerbating these inequalities, both within and across the countries of Europe; second, to propose policy measures that the European Union and/or its member nations might undertake to ensure that Europe’s financial system is stable, economically functional, and inclusive. This project will involve different phases.

This inaugural workshop will focus on identifying policy alternatives in light of recent institutional developments in banking, with special attention to the relevance for Europe of Brazil’s experience with public and development banking. Researchers from different disciplines and spaces will consider policy recommendations for restructuring and re-incentivizing European finance in the context of its microstructural, multi-layered, and multi-locational realities.


The workshop will include two panels and one presentation session. In the two panel sessions, panelists will be given 15 minutes each to present pertinent results from their research, and then to discuss policy implications and proposals; discussants for these sessions will have 8 minutes each. This will leave ample time for follow-up questions, exchanges of ideas, and collective discussion.


10:00-10:30: Introduction to the “Finance and Inequality” project

Prof. Gary Dymski, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds
Dr. Annina Kaltenbrunner, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds
Dr. Giovanni Cozzi, Foundation for Progressive European Studies, European Parliament

10:30-12:15: Session 1: Financial Inclusion and Productive Finance for SMEs

Dr. Shaun French, School of Geography, Nottingham University
Dr. Sarah Hall, School of Geography, Nottingham University
Professor Jane Pollard, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies, Newcastle University

Dr. Romina Pržiklas, Department of Economics and Tourism, University of Juraj Dobrila Pula, Croatia
Dr. Charles Dannreuther, Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds

12:15-13:15: Lunch

13:15-14:30 Session 2: Learning from the Experience of Brazil’s Public Banks

Dr. Ana Rosa Ribeiro de Mendonça, Institute of Economics, State University of Sao Paulo at Campinas, Brazil
Dr. Simone Deos, Institute of Economics, State University of Sao Paulo at Campinas, Brazil

Professor Steve Toms, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds

14:30-14:45 Break

14:45-16:30 Session 3: Financial Architecture, Behavior, and Regulation: Macro and Global Dimensions  


Professor Ewald Engelen, Department of Geography, Planning and International Development, University of Amsterdam
Dr. Ismail Erturk, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
Professor Andrew Leyshon, School of Geography, Nottingham University


Dr. Daniela Gabor, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England
Dr. Stuart Shields, Politics, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester

16:30-16:45  Break

16:45-18:00: Summary Session and Next Steps


Professor Gary Dymski, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds
Dr. Annina Kaltenbrunner, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds
Dr. Giovanni Cozzi, Foundation for Progressive European Studies, European Parliament


Online Forum on Panitch and Gindin’s Making of Global Capitalism

Online forum discussion on the on Leo Panitich and Sam Gindin’s The Making of Global Capitalism.

Today: Pantich and Gindin intro
Tuesday: Green
Wednesday: de Graaff & van Apeldoorn
Thursday: Therborn
Friday: Jessop
Saturday: Pantich and Gindin response

Manchester conference: The European Crisis, Alternative Reponses


A Jean Monnet international day conference
University of Manchester, Friday 28th June 2013, 9.45am – 4.45pm
Arthur Lewis Building, G.030/031

The financial crisis of European states and of the Eurozone has been met, on the national and transnational levels, with the demand for ‘austerity’, a political project which is partially shared across the political spectrum from centre-right to centre-left. This day conference will bring together scholars of European radical political parties and social movements which fall outside of this policy field. The socialist left, the populist right, environmentalists, Pirates and more will all come under discussion, and countries covered span from Britain and Sweden to Germany and Greece. The conference aims to answer the questions: What are the alternatives to austerity politics which are being elaborated in Europe right now? And are any of them likely to come to prominence as ‘Plan A’ becomes less…

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Next TPWG, Leeds Met, May 24th 2-4


Theodoros Papadopoulos (Bath University) and Antonios Roumpakis (York University).
The meta-regulation of European industrial relations: Power shifts, institutional dynamics and the emergence of regulatory competition among EU Member States

Leeds Metropolitan University
Rose Bowl 207, 24th May 14.00-16.00.

April 26th meeting in Manchester 2-4: What is Thatcherism?

Due to family circumstances Greig’s unable to present on Spain.

However, as an alternative given recent ‘events’ we’ve organised another afternon similar to the York  workshop on the Euro crisis, but on Thatcher(ism). No papers, and things will be relatively informal. 3 speakers and plenty of time fro Q&A.

Room 3.211 University Place, 2-4, building 37 on the campus map (the large tin can on Oxford Road).

Hugo Radice (Leeds) ‘Thatcherism and Globalisation’.
Alex Nunn (Leeds Met) ‘Thatcher’s welfare legacy’.
Chris Rogers (York) ‘Thatcherism, Capital, and the British State’.

All welcome. Feel free to forward details.

April 26th Manchester – Greig Charnock (Manchester) The Limits to Capital in Spain.

Next meeting:
Greig Charnock (Manchester) The Limits to Capital in Spain. April 26th 2pm-4pm.


TPWG workshop: Europe and the Politics of Debt

The next TPWG meeting will be Friday March 1st 2013 in York, D/O56 starting at 3.15pm.
Europe and the Politics of Debt.

Panel Papers:

Next Trans-Pennine meeting – Leeds February 1st

Details of the next trans-Pennnine. Paper to follow.

University of Leeds, Beech Grove House seminar room, 2-4, Feb 1st.
Dr Hannah Cross (Manchester) Capitalism, the state and labour migration: global patterns and historical processes.

December TPWG meeting

December’s meeting:
Leeds, December 14th, 2pm-4pm, at Beech Grove House, Leeds  University. Map here:

Paper details:
Daniela Tepe (SPERI, Sheffield)
The ‘New’ Materialism in IPE – What it Does(not) and Can(not) tells us about the Gendered Dimensions of ‘Austerity’.

Paper to follow.