Brexit and the economy
The Centre for Research on Communities, Identities and Difference (CResCID), at the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Kingston University is organising a series of public events - Brexit Futures - to bring together academics, journalists, politicians and other social actors, with strategic and specific experience of the social processes and dimensions involved in the UK's recent dramatic decision to leave the EU, to discuss the main reasons for this decision and its implications.
We cordially invite you to the second of these events which includes a round table discussion "Brexit and the Economy" with the participation of John Grahl (Professor of European Integration, Middlesex University), Ann Pettifor (Director, Policy Research in Macroeconomics), and Engelbert Stockhammer (Professor of Economics, Kingston University). Chair: Rob Jump (Lecturer in Economics, Kingston University).
Brexit has inaugurated a period of profound uncertainty and instability. The divisive and conflictive climate that accompanied and followed the EU referendum electoral campaign highlighted the way deep-seated social inequalities produced radically different experiences of the present as well as visions of a desirable future amongst the UK population.
While the form of UK's future relationship with EU is being negotiated, it is important to understand what impact Brexit is likely to have on the political, cultural, economic and social life of the country, its diverse population, its national constituencies and other EU member states. This series of seminars aims to contribute to this understanding and provide an opportunity for different stakeholders in our local, national and other European communities to engage with these issues.
Ann Pettifor is Director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME). She is author of Just Money - How Society Can Break the Despotic Power of Finance (Commonwealth, 2014) and The Coming First World Debt Crisis (Palgrave, 2006) and editor of NEF's Real World Economic Outlook - The Legacy of Globalisation: Debt and Deflation (Palgrave, 2003). Ann has served on the council of economic advisors to the Labour Party.
John Grahl is Professor of European Integration at Middlesex University. He is editor of Global Finance and Social Europe (Edward Elgar 2009) and has authored numerous articles in academic journals on European integration. He is member of the Steering Committee of the Euromemo group.
Engelbert Stockhammer is Professor of Economics at Kingston University London and coordinator of the Political Economy Research Group (PERG). He has worked on Post Keynesian Economics, financialisation, and wage-led growth. He has published extensively in academic journals. Recent books include Wage-Led Growth: An Equitable Strategy for Economic Recovery (Palgrave 2013),Modern Guide to Keynesian Economics and Economic Policies (2011) and The Rise of Unemployment in Europe (2004).
The official social media hashtag for this event is #BrexitFutures.
This is a free event open to all academics, students and the general public.
Booking is essential to attend this event.
For further information about this event:
Contact: Engelbert Stockhammer