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Conference | June 2012

“Minsky: Global Financial Fragility and the Development of Capitalist Finance”
Tianjin, China

A conference organized by the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, The Institute of Economics of Nankai University (NKIE), and The Center for Political Economics Studies of Nankai University

Tianjin, China
June 9–10, 2012

We are pleased to announce an international conference sponsored by the Levy Economics Institute, the Institute of Economics of Nankai University, and the Center for Political Economics Studies of Nankai University, to be held at Nankai University in Tianjin, China, June 9 and 10, 2012. The objective of the conference is to increase the understanding of financial crisis from the points of view of Hyman P. Minsky and Post Keynesian theory, and to assess the impact of the recent financial crisis in the United States and Europe on China and the global economy. The following topics will be the focus of discussion, but other areas of research are also welcome:

  • The Minskyan approach to financial fragility and its role in reshaping the capitalist system
  • An analysis of the causes of financial fragility and its transformation into the recent crisis in developed countries
  • The impacts of the financial crisis in the United States and Europe on China and the global economy
  • The development of new approaches to capitalist development in the aftermath of the crisis

For those interested in presenting a paper at the seminar, please submit a draft paper (preferred) or an abstract, in English or in Chinese, to the appropriate e-mail address below by May 10, 2012.

For inquiries and submissions in Chinese, contact our local organizer, Dr. Jinxing Guo (guojinxing2008@gmail.com; tel: +86-138-2012-7790). Submissions in English and questions regarding academic affairs should be directed to Ms. Kathleen Mullaly (mullaly@levy.org).

For the events program, participants list, and links to related publications, visit the conference website.

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