"Means or an end? Perspectives on Economic Growth"
Growth is the goal of almost any economic model; achieving it, maintaining it, expanding it – the center piece of various analytical approaches. In the 2017 edition of the Glasgow Economic Forum we will look at the effective role of growth in the economy. The first day will mainly focus on strategies for achieving growth from a historical and theoretical perspective. The second day will be dedicated to a variety of interdisciplinary methods of dealing with consequences of growth.
Leszek Balcerowicz is a Professor of Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics. He was the first Minister of Finance in post-communist Poland, a position which he held twice, in 1989-1991 and 1997-2000. During his tenure, he authored the so-called ‘Balcerowicz Plan’, a mix of economic reforms in Poland that led to a rapid transition to a capitalist market economy. He also held the presidency of the National Bank of Poland between 2001 and 2007. As one of the most prominent Polish economists, he holds numerous honorary doctorates from universities from all around the globe and has received countless economic rewards, most recently the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty in 2014. In 2005 he was awarded the Order of the White Eagle, Poland’s highest distinction.
Leszek BalcerowiczProfessor of Economics at Warsaw School of Economics
Frank Conway is the creator of the podcast Economic Rockstar. He has previous experience in teaching economics, finance and statistics at a post-graduate level. After witnessing a technological and demographic shift in education, Frank decided to use his experience in a different way. Since then Economic Rockstar has been an alternative source of information for people with various backgrounds trying to enhance their economics knowledge.
Frank ConwayCreator of the Podcast Economics Rockstar
Nicholas Crafts is Professor of Economic History at University of Warwick. He is one of Britain’s foremost economic historians most reknowned for his work on economic growth and industrialisation. He has held positions at LSE, Oxford, Stanford and UC Berkeley and is since 1992 a fellow of the British Academy.
Nicholas CraftsEconomics Professor at University of Warwick
Jörg Guido Hülsmann
Jörg Guido Hülsmann is Professor of Economics at the University of Angers in France and a Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute. He is one of the foremost Austrian economists in the world, most well-known for his work on fiat money, inflation and culture. His 2007 thousand-page long detailed biography of Ludwig von Mises and his 2008 award-winning book The Ethics of Money Production are among the most-read not just for those interested in Austrian economics but for every aspiring economist.
Jörg Guido HülsmannProfessor of Economics at University of Angers
Duncan McCann works as a Researcher for the New Economics Foundation (NEF) and is a Fellow at City University. Duncan’s current work focuses on a number of different areas notably rethinking money, looking for solutions to our land and housing crisis, the future of work and the need for Social Wealth funds. On money Duncan works on creating a better understanding of national money systems and how they could be reformed as well as building the knowledge around community and local currencies and working with communities to develop them. Duncan is the co-author of the book People Powered Money and last year published the proposal for a national complementary currency for Scotland called ScotPound. Prior to working at NEF Duncan worked for 2 years with Positive Money, a campaign group seeking to reform money. Duncan is also an expert on E-waste and sits on the steering committee of the UN lead Solving the E-waste problem.’
Duncan McCannResearch Fellow at City, University of London
We feel proud to present Aninna Kaltenbrunner, who is lecturer in the Economics of Globalisation and the International Economy at Leeds University Business School. Her areas of research are development economics, international finance, monetary economics, international political economy, heterodox economics and methodology.
Annina KaltenbrunnerLecturer of Economics of Globalisation & International Economy Lecturer at Leeds University
Dan is a Lecturer in Environmental and Ecological Economics at the University of Leeds, and the current leader of the Economics and Policy for Sustainability Research Group.Dan’s work focuses on the changes that would be needed to achieve a prosperous economy without growth, and alternative ways of measuring progress besides GDP. He is co-author (with Rob Dietz) of Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources, an international best-seller which has recently been made into a short film.
Dan O’NeillLecturer of Environmental and Ecological Economics at the University of Leeds
Alberto joined Economics in September 1991. He holds a PhD degree and a MSc degree in Economics both from Birkbeck College (University of London) and a first degree in Economics from ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome. His research interests include alternative approaches to International development and finance.
Alberto PaloniProfessor of Economics at University of Glasgow
Duncan Ross is Senior Lecturer in Economic & Social History and the Dean of Graduate studies at the University of Glasgow. His research includes Banking in the 19th and 20th century Britain, Scottish economic history and industrialization.
Duncan RossSenior Lecturer of Economics & Social History at University of Glasgow
Catherine Schenk FRHS, AcSS is Professor of International Economic History at the University of Glasgow. She gained her PhD at the London School of Economics and has held academic posts at Royal Holloway, University of London, Victoria University of Wellington and visiting positions at the International Monetary Fund and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority as well as the University of Hong Kong and Nottingham Business School campus in Seminyeh Malaysia. She is Associate Fellow in the international economics department at Chatham House in London. Her research focuses on international monetary and financial relations after 1945 with a particular emphasis on East Asia and the United Kingdom. She is the author of several books including International Economic Relations since 1945 (2011) and The Decline of Sterling: managing the retreat of an international currency (2010). She is co-editor of Oxford Handbook of Banking and Financial History (2016). Her current research interests include the development of international banking regulation since the 1960s and the causes of the sovereign debt crisis of the 1980s.
Catherine SchenkProfessor of International Economic History at the University of Glasgow
Anwar Shaikh is one of the world’s leading heterodox economists, drawing on classical economists such as Smith, Ricardo and Marx, as well as Pierro Sraffa. His thousand-page tome, ‘Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crisis’, published last year by OUP, contains a unique approach of rebuilding and deriving economic theory from the real world rather than from assumptions of perfect or imperfect competition, as is commonly the case. He is most famous for discussing Kondratief’s long-wave business cycles and empirical investigations into the concept of a falling rate of profit, and in ‘Capitalism’ he also tries to reconcile the division between micro- and macroeconomics. He has previously written on international trade, political economy, inequality and growth, and is a frequent critic of orthodox as well as heterodox perspectives on many issues
Anwar ShaikhProfessor of Economics at New School for Social Research
Guy Standing is a Professorial Research Associate at SOAS, University of London, and a founder and co-President of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), an NGO promoting basic income as a right. He has held chairs at the Universities of Bath and Monash (Australia) and was previously Director of the Socio-Economic Security Programme of the International Labour Organisation. He is currently working on pilot basic income schemes in India and on issues relating to his two recent books, The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (2011) and A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens (2014).
Guy StandingProfessorial Research Associate at SOAS
John Turner is Professor of Finance and Financial History at Queen’s University Belfast since 2005, Dean of the Management School. He has held research positions at the Bank of England and Harvard Business School. He teaches undergraduates and postgraduates on money, banking and finance and his work has focused on financial markets and banking in history, limited liability, bubbles, 19th century finance, the development of banks and financial markets. His, perhaps, most famous contribution was the 2014 book Banking in Crisis: The Rise and Fall of British Banking Stability 1800 to the Present, winner of the 2015 Wadsworth Prize for Business History.
John TurnerProfessor of Finance and Financial History at Queen's University Belfast
Elisa Van Waeyenberge
Elisa Van Waeyenberge is Lecturer in Economics and Research Tutor at SOAS University. She has been coordinator of the Research Cluster: International Financial Institutions, Neoliberalism and Knowledge. Her research has focused on International Financial Institutions, and political economy of aid and policy reform in low-income countries, with current interest in the revival of public private partnerships (PPP).
Elisa Van WaeyenbergeLecturer of Economics and Research Tutor at SOAS University
John is a professor emeritus of economics at SOAS, University of London, and has advised numerous governments and international organizations over the past forty years. His research interests are in theoretical and policy-applied macroeconomics and development and he has published academic papers, books and policy reports in these areas. He is credited with coining the phrase “quantity theory of competition” to reflect a proposition that more competition in various aspects of the markets (producers, consumers, and workers) will create a more efficient economy.