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The political economy of austerity

When Nov 13, 2013
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
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Attendees Dr Yiannis Kitromilides
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There is a fierce debate among academic economists about the most appropriate way of dealing with the current deficit and debt problems. The paper reviews the main economic arguments in this debate and considers the consequences of the way the general public perceives and makes sense of these arguments about the austerity strategy.


Dr Yiannis Kitromilides


Dr Yiannis Kitromilides is an Associate Member of the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. He had previously taught at the University of Greenwich, University of Westminster, University of Middlesex, and at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His main research interests include economics of climate change, economic policymaking, nationalisation of banking, and the shortcomings and limitations of deficit reduction policies. He has published in these areas in academic journals and contributed to edited books.