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Conference and seminars

Conferences and Seminars

The Centre organises the following conferences on a regular basis.

1.     Developments in Economic Theory and Policy

          This is held in Bilbao, Spain in June or July and is organised jointly with The Department of Applied Economics V of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. The conference is now in its 15th year and attracts about 300 participants. The conference also holds a special session where PhD students can present their research. The Journal Panoe conomicus ( will publish a special issue with a selection of papers presented at the conference.


2.      New Thinking in Economics

 A regular annual conference organized in conjunction with the Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics. The most recent conference was on the the theme Inequality: Trends, Causes, Consequences, and Relevant Policies held on 22 March 2018.

Previous themes were:

Economic Policies since the Global Financial Crisis.  30 March 2017

Financial Liberalisation: Past, Present and Future.     31 March 2016

Emerging Economies during and after the Great Recession. 26 March 2015

Finance and the Macroeconomics of Environmental Policies. 10 April 2014

International Economic Policies,Governance and the New Economy. 12 April 2012

Economic Policies of the New Thinking in Economics. 14 April 2011

The New Economics as ‘Mainstream’ Economics. 29 January 2010

The Big Crunch and the Big Bang. How to Get out of The Global Financial Mess. 21st November 2008


 3.    Professor Philip Arestis organizes the St Catharine's Political Economy Seminar series, which runs every fortnight during term and is supported by the Cambridge Journal of Economics and the Economics and Policy Group at the Cambridge Judge Business School.