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Conference | October 2014

Jan A. Kregel Festschrift Conference

Contributions to Economic Theory, Policy, Development, and Finance

Blithewood
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
October 23, 2014

Jan A. Kregel’s multifaceted research agenda has included macroeconomic theory and policy, methodology, growth and capital theory, unemployment, development and trade, uncertainty, formulation of risk, the role of the state, finance, the financial structure and instability, central banking, macroprudential supervision, globalization, the Economic and Monetary Union, and the European sovereign debt crisis. His contributions to any one of these areas would manifest a truly distinguished career. This Festschrift Conference provided an opportunity for scholars from many parts of the world who have been influenced by Jan’s research to celebrate his contributions to the field of economics. The conference addressed issues of economic theory, employment policy, economic development, financial instability and crises, and financial regulation. The complete essays form the chapters of a volume specially commissioned for this occasion.

By invitation only.
 

Thursday, October 23

8:45−9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks
SPEAKER: Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, President, Levy Institute
9:15−11:00 a.m. Session 1. Aspects of Post-Keynesian Economics
MODERATOR: Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, President, Levy Institute
SPEAKERS: Mathew Forstater, Research Associate, Levy Institute, and Professor, University of Missouri–Kansas City
“The Reconstruction of Political Economy: Alternative, Parallel Paths to Rediscovering the Distinctively Classical Surplus Approach”
Mario Tonveronachi, Professor, University of Siena
“Post-Keynesian, Post-Sraffian Economics: An Outline”
L. Randall Wray, Senior Scholar, Levy Institute, and Professor, University of Missouri–Kansas City
“Money in The General Theory: The Contributions of Jan Kregel”
11:00−11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
11:15 a.m. − 12:30 p.m. Session 2. Development Theory and Finance
MODERATOR: L. Randall Wray, Senior Scholar, Levy Institute, and Professor, University of Missouri–Kansas City
SPEAKERS: Leonardo Burlamaqui, Research Scholar, Levy Institute, and Professor, State University of Rio de Janeiro; and Rainer Kattel, Professor, Tallinn University of Technology
“Development Theory: Convergence, Catch-up, or Leapfrogging? A Schumpeter-Minsky-Kregel Approach”
C. P. Chandrasekhar, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
“Development Finance in the Era of Financial Liberalization”
12:30−1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30−2:45 p.m. Session 3. Development Policy
MODERATOR: Mathew Forstater, Research Associate, Levy Institute, and Professor, University of Missouri–Kansas City
SPEAKERS: Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, Emeritus Professor, Getulio Vargas Foundation
“The Access to Demand”
Roberto Frenkel, Senior Researcher, Center for the Study of the State and Society (CEDES)
“The New Millennium Argentine Saga: From Crisis to Success and from Success to Failure”
2:45−4:00 p.m. Session 4. Employment Policy
MODERATOR: C. P. Chandrasekhar, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
SPEAKERS: Jayati Ghosh, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
“Can Employment Schemes Work? The Case of the Rural Employment Guarantee in India”
Pavlina R. Tcherneva, Research Associate, Levy Institute, and Professor, Bard College
“Full Employment, Inflation, and Income Distribution: Evaluating the Impact of Alternative Fiscal Policies”
4:00−4:15 p.m. Coffee Break
4:15 p.m.−5:30 p.m. Session 5. Financial Reform
MODERATOR: Pavlina R. Tcherneva, Research Associate, Levy Institute, and Professor, Bard College
SPEAKERS: José Antonio Ocampo, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
“Global Governance for Financial Stability”
Fernando J. Cardim de Carvalho, Emeritus Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
“Can Basel III Work When Basel II Didn’t?”
5:30−8:00 p.m. Reception and Dinner

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