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    Methods for Theorising and Exploring Processes of Financialisation

    Methods for Theorising and Exploring Processes of Financialisation

    IIPPE Financialisation Discussion Series

    Jennifer Churchill (Kingston University London)

    “I will be raising some questions regarding the success so far of empirical literature that has sought to locate processes of financialisation, and talking about some of the methods I have begun to steal from other social sciences to embolden my Institutionalist Post Keynesian approach.”

    Event Date: 3 May 2019

    Released by: IIPPE Podcasts

    • 35 min
    Why is finance powerful in developing countries?

    Why is finance powerful in developing countries?

    IIPPE Financialisation Discussion Series

    Natalya Naqvi (LSE)

    Why is finance so powerful in developing countries if it is not performing its economic function? How can governments reform the financial system to make it work in the public interest?

    Natalya Naqvi from LSE will address the questions above for the second meeting of IIPPE financialisation discussion series 2019. Natalya Naqvi is an Assistant Professor in International Political Economy at LSE. Her current project investigates the conditions under which developing countries can exert public control over their financial sectors in order to support structural transformation of the economy, despite the constraints posed by economic globalisation.

    Event Date: 26 March 2019

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    • 33 min
    The Political Economy of China’s Transformation - China and the Crisis of Capitalism - Part III

    The Political Economy of China’s Transformation - China and the Crisis of Capitalism - Part III

    Michael Roberts (Author of The Long Depression and Marx 200), Heiko Khoo (KCL) and Jonathan Clyne (SOAS)

    We would like to apologise for the very mixed audio quality of this episode.

    This is the third episode of a 3 part series of training workshop podcasts on “The Political Economy of China’s Transformation”.

    Workshop Session 2: China and the Crisis of Capitalism
    Chair: Michael Roberts
    First Speaker: Jonathan Clyne (SOAS)
    Second Speaker: Heiko Khoo

    This half-day workshop, jointly hosted by IIPPE Political Economy of China’s Development Working Group, SOAS Economics Department and Development Studies Department, aimed at bringing progressive scholars and students together to discuss China’s economic transformation and its impact on world development in relation to neoliberalism, capitalism and imperialism. Prior to the workshop, there was an open forum for productive dialogue between a delegation of Marxist scholars from China and the workshop participants, on the state of intellectual Marxism in China.

    Speakers: Michael Roberts (Author of The Long Depression and Marx 200), Heiko Khoo (KCL), Jonathan Clyne (SOAS)

    Event Date: 5 June 2018

    Released by: SOAS Economics Podcast and IIPPE Podcast

    • 53 min
    The Political Economy of China’s Transformation - China and Neoliberalism - Part II

    The Political Economy of China’s Transformation - China and Neoliberalism - Part II

    Dic Lo (SOAS), Sam-Kee Cheng (SOAS), Heiko Khoo (KCL)

    We would like to apologise for the very mixed audio quality of this episode.

    This is the second episode of a 3 part series of training workshop podcasts on “The Political Economy of China’s Transformation”.

    Workshop Session 1: China and Neoliberalism
    Chair: Sam-Kee Cheng (SOAS)
    Speaker: Dic Lo
    Discussant: Heiko Khoo (KCL)

    This half-day workshop, jointly hosted by IIPPE Political Economy of China’s Development Working Group, SOAS Economics Department and Development Studies Department, aimed at bringing progressive scholars and students together to discuss China’s economic transformation and its impact on world development in relation to neoliberalism, capitalism and imperialism. Prior to the workshop, there was an open forum for productive dialogue between a delegation of Marxist scholars from China and the workshop participants, on the state of intellectual Marxism in China.

    Speakers: Dic Lo (SOAS), Sam-Kee Cheng (SOAS), Heiko Khoo (KCL)

    Event Date: 5 June 2018

    Released by: SOAS Economics Podcast and IIPPE Podcast

    • 47 min
    The Political Economy of China’s Transformation - Introduction and Dialogue - Part I

    The Political Economy of China’s Transformation - Introduction and Dialogue - Part I

    Dic Lo (SOAS), Michael Roberts (independent scholar), Lü Weizhou (CASS), Sun Bangzhu (Peking University), Wang Tingyou (Renmin University of China), Huang Xiaowu (CBTC), and Andong Zhu (Tsinghua University).

    This is the first episode of a 3 part series of training workshop podcasts on “The Political Economy of China’s Transformation”.

    Dialogue with Chinese Marxist Scholars:
    Chinese Marxism in an Era of Global Political-Economic Upheavals
    Chair: Dic Lo
    Chinese Speaker: Andong Zhu (Tsinghua University)
    UK Speaker: Michael Roberts (author of The Long Depression and Marx 200)

    This half-day workshop, jointly hosted by IIPPE Political Economy of China’s Development Working Group, SOAS Economics Department and Development Studies Department, aimed at bringing progressive scholars and students together to discuss China’s economic transformation and its impact on world development in relation to neoliberalism, capitalism and imperialism. Prior to the workshop, there was an open forum for productive dialogue between a delegation of Marxist scholars from China and the workshop participants, on the state of intellectual Marxism in China.

    This episode features:
    1.) Introduction by Dic Lo (SOAS)
    2.) Dialogue with Chinese Marxist Scholars, Chair: Dic Lo, UK speaker: Michael Roberts (independent scholar), Chinese speakers from the Chinese delegation: Lü Weizhou (CASS), Sun Bangzhu (Peking University), Wang Tingyou (Renmin University of China), Huang Xiaowu (CBTC), and Andong Zhu (Tsinghua University).

    Speakers: Dic Lo (SOAS), Michael Roberts (independent scholar), Lü Weizhou (CASS), Sun Bangzhu (Peking University), Wang Tingyou (Renmin University of China), Huang Xiaowu (CBTC), and Andong Zhu (Tsinghua University).

    Event Date: 5 June 2018

    Released by: SOAS Economics Podcast and IIPPE Podcast

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Reconsidering the Finance-Investment Nexus under the Spotlights of Financialisation

    Reconsidering the Finance-Investment Nexus under the Spotlights of Financialisation

    Daniele Tori (Open University)

    Reconsidering the finance-investment nexus under the spotlights of financialisation.

    The IIPPE Financialisation Working Group (IIPPE FWG) will discuss financialisation and related issues across various approaches to political economy. Please join us at SOAS for the monthly discussion series where we will engage with various topics. Each meeting will be opened with a brief presentation in light of few suggested readings and an open discussion will follow.

    Suggested readings:

    Tori, D. Onaran, O. (2017). The effects of financialisation and financial development on investment: Evidence from firm-level data in Europe. GPERC WP #44 Available at: http://oro.open.ac.uk/47988/1/Effects%20of%20financialization%20and%20financial%20development%20on%20investment_Tori%20and%20Onaran.pdf

    Levine, R. (1997). Financial development and economic growth: views and agenda. Journal of economic literature, 35(2):688-726. Available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/2729790.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3A55a3177eff6aace6744f812b71e53300

    Levine, R. (2005). Finance and growth: theory and evidence. Handbook of economic growth 1:865-934. (Intro + Chapter 3) Available at: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/2048/b3f1f7f7c18be8d26192a8a77bc2c6abe448.pdf

    Love, I. (2003). Financial development and financing constraints: International evidence from the structural investment model. The Review of Financial Studies, 16(3):765-791.

    IIPPE Financialisation Discussion Series

    Event date: 23 April 2018

    Released by: IIPPE Podcasts

    • 1 hr 28 min

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