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O recente colapso financeiro e a crise económica que se lhe seguiu estão ainda a causar sofrimento a milhões de pessoas em todo o mundo, em especial aos desempregados e mais carenciados. A crise despertou a consciência pública para as consequências das derivas neoliberais e para as limitações da economia académica que além de não ter antecipado a crise, contribuiu mesmo para a criação da arquitectura financeira que a originou.
Sente-se, pois, a necessidade urgente de alargar o debate público, estimulando-o com novas perspectivas das ciências sociais acerca de questões económicas. A falência da economia convencional, apela a uma revitalização da tradição da economia política. Tal só será possível através do reforço de um diálogo entre académicos, provenientes das diversas ciências sociais e das humanidades, interessados nos processos económicos e na sua relação com a política, a moralidade, a cultura e a natureza. [EN] The recent financial collapse and the ensuing economic downturn are still imposing hardship and suffering upon millions all over the world, especially the poor and the unemployed. The crisis has raised public awareness of the consequences of neoliberal drift and of the shortcomings of a mainstream academic economics that did not anticipate the financial meltdown and economic downturn, and even actively contributed to setting up the new (toxic) financial architecture.
The need is therefore felt - with a sense of urgency - to widen public debate stimulated by renewed social science perspectives on economic issues. The failure of mainstream economics, acknowledged by many, calls for a revival and renewal of political economy. This will be achieved by strengthening the ongoing dialogue among scholars in all fields of the social sciences and humanities interested in economic processes and their relation to politics, morality, culture and nature.

Economia Política / Political Economy University of Coimbra

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O recente colapso financeiro e a crise económica que se lhe seguiu estão ainda a causar sofrimento a milhões de pessoas em todo o mundo, em especial aos desempregados e mais carenciados. A crise despertou a consciência pública para as consequências das derivas neoliberais e para as limitações da economia académica que além de não ter antecipado a crise, contribuiu mesmo para a criação da arquitectura financeira que a originou.
Sente-se, pois, a necessidade urgente de alargar o debate público, estimulando-o com novas perspectivas das ciências sociais acerca de questões económicas. A falência da economia convencional, apela a uma revitalização da tradição da economia política. Tal só será possível através do reforço de um diálogo entre académicos, provenientes das diversas ciências sociais e das humanidades, interessados nos processos económicos e na sua relação com a política, a moralidade, a cultura e a natureza. [EN] The recent financial collapse and the ensuing economic downturn are still imposing hardship and suffering upon millions all over the world, especially the poor and the unemployed. The crisis has raised public awareness of the consequences of neoliberal drift and of the shortcomings of a mainstream academic economics that did not anticipate the financial meltdown and economic downturn, and even actively contributed to setting up the new (toxic) financial architecture.
The need is therefore felt - with a sense of urgency - to widen public debate stimulated by renewed social science perspectives on economic issues. The failure of mainstream economics, acknowledged by many, calls for a revival and renewal of political economy. This will be achieved by strengthening the ongoing dialogue among scholars in all fields of the social sciences and humanities interested in economic processes and their relation to politics, morality, culture and nature.

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    Apresentação

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    1. Abstracts "The revival of political economy"

    1. Abstracts "The revival of political economy"

    Abstract of the conference "The revival of political economy"Abstracts of the conference "The revival of political economy"

    2. List of Videos "The revival of political economy"

    2. List of Videos "The revival of political economy"

    List of videos from the conference "The Revival of Political Economy" included in this collection.

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    3. The Political Origins of our Economic Discontents, by Peter Hall (Harvard University)

    3. The Political Origins of our Economic Discontents, by Peter Hall (Harvard University)

    This paper develops a perspective on the political economy as an institutional regime dependent on sets of public policies whose character depends, in turn, on appropriate electoral coalitions. It grounds that perspective in an analysis of how the post-war political economies of the developed democracies changed from the 1950s and 1960s to the 1990s and 2000s and then uses this perspective to explain the responses of several contemporary political economies to the ‘great recession’. Building on work in the regulation school of economics, I argue that the economic formula of the initial post-war decades, organized around Fordist production and Keynesian policies, was the reflection of a political formula built on class compromise in the electoral and industrial arenas... see separate pdf with full abstract.

    • 46 min
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    4. The Revival of Political Economy: Bringing Capitalism Back In (Again), the State (Once Again), and Financial/Economic Culture(s), by Brigitte Young (University of Münster)

    4. The Revival of Political Economy: Bringing Capitalism Back In (Again), the State (Once Again), and Financial/Economic Culture(s), by Brigitte Young (University of Münster)

    Not only is the global economy in shambles, but so too is the economic paradigm of the efficient market hypothesis which was dominant in the years before the crisis. Paul Krugman asked: “How did Economists Get it so Wrong? What happened to the economics profession and where does it go from here?” (NYT 2009). The same question can be asked about Political Science/Political Economy. Theoretically we have stripped the state of the capacity to act. In the final analysis, it was the state which bailed out the banking sector and saved the economy from a global meltdown. Since the collapse of the Fordist production regime, political science tried to copy the rational expectation model of human behavior that gained dominance in economics. In many respects the mainstream in political science/political economy has become equally doctrinaire in believing in the self-regulating market myth and market efficiency... See separate PDF for full abstract.

    • 41 min
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    5. Why variety is still a good reason to think about political economy? Institutional based strategies and “mixed economies”, by José Reis (university of Coimbra)

    5. Why variety is still a good reason to think about political economy? Institutional based strategies and “mixed economies”, by José Reis (university of Coimbra)

    This presentation has two parts. Initially, I will gather the major arguments (or variables) that can help us understand the persistency of variety in the contemporary world and develop a comprehensive picture that incorporates differentiation of economic landscapes. This will require selecting the following variables: time, space, institutions, political conflicts and agreements, refraction and national strategies. The exploration of these arguments will lead to a discussion of the concept of institutional based economic and political strategies. The central idea is that such strategies involve and depend on a collection of actors and mechanisms of economic coordination, with a specific role for public and private action... See separate PDF for full abstract.

    • 32 min

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