On Wednesday October 28th SPERI will hold a teach-in event to explore the economic policies put forward by Jeremy Corbyn in his successful campaign to be elected as Labour Party Leader. The so-called ‘Corbynomics’ ideas were first set out in July in Jeremy Corbyn’s policy document ‘The Economy in 2020’. Since then a significant debate about the ideas has begun, and with the election of Corbyn and appointment of John McDonnell as Shadow Chancellor that debate looks set to continue. SPERI’s event will look at the key issues within this debate and ask:
- What are the key ideas of ‘Corbynomics’? And what’s new?
- What is People’s Quantitative Easing, and how would it work?
- Is it possible to close the tax gap? What’s corporate welfare?
- Is Corbynomics a potential new economic paradigm or just Keynesianism in new clothes?
To explore these questions and lead a discussion we will be joined by:
- Professor Andrew Gamble –SPERI Professorial Fellow and author of many distinguished books on political economy
- Dr Jonathan Perraton – SPERI Associate Fellow, Department of Economics
- Dr Mary Robertson – Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the economics division of Leeds University Business School
The teach-in event will be held in the main lecture theatre in the Richard Roberts Auditorium between 2.00-3.30pm.
You can now register your place at the event here:
We hope you’ll be able to join us for this timely and informative discussion.
Before the event you might find this selection of articles and blogs useful:
- Andrew Baker – The political difficulties of ‘Corbynomics’ http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/2015/09/03/political-difficulties-corbynomics/
- Andrew Baker – Corbynomics: It’s the politics, not the economics http://qpol.qub.ac.uk/corbynomics-its-the-politics-not-the-economics/
- Andrew Baker –Political economy won it for Corbyn http://qpol.qub.ac.uk/political-economy-won-it-for-corbyn/
- Zoe Williams – Can Corbynomics guru Richard Murphy fix Britain? http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/sep/22/richard-murphy-corbynomics-tax-social-housing-britain
- James Meadway –What you need to know about Corbynomics http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/entry/what-you-need-to-know-about-corbynomics
- John Van Reenen – Corbyn and the political economy of nostalgiahttp://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/corbyn-and-the-political-economy-of-nostalgia/
- Simon Wren-Lewis – People’s QE and Corbyn’s QE http://mainlymacro.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/peoples-qe-and-corbyns-qe.html
- Simon Wren-Lewis – Central Bank Independence and MMT http://mainlymacro.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/central-bank-independence-and-mmt.html
- Kevin Farnsworth – The British Corporate Welfare State http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/SPERI-Paper-24-The-British-Corporate-Welfare-State.pdf
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