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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

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 ( publishes a special issue with a selection of papers presented at the conference.


2.   New Thinking in Economics

Philip Arestis, in collaboration with Malcolm Sawyer, organises  an annual  one-day conference at the University of Cambridge (Downing College), This is held under the auspices of the Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics. The papers are subsequently presented at the annual conference, Developments in Economic Theory and Policy.  The papers are published in the series of International Papers in Political Economy (IPPE), This series consists of an annual volume of eight papers on single theme. The objective of the IPPE is the publication of papers  dealing with important topics within the broad framework of Political Economy. The original series of International Papers in Political Economy started in 1993, the new series began in 2005 and is published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Themes of the conferences have been:

Economics Policies for a Post Neoliberal World (2020). Postponed due to the Cobvid-19 pandemic.

Frontiers of Heterodox Macroeconomics, 2019.

Inequality: Trends, Causes, Consequences, Relevant Policies, 2018.

Previous themes were:

Economic Policies since the Global Financial Crisis. 2017

Financial Liberalisation: Past, Present and Future. 2016

Emerging Economies during and after the Great Recession. 2015

Finance and the Macroeconomics of Environmental Policies. 2014

International Economic Policies, Governance and the New Economy. 2012

Economic Policies of the New Thinking in Economics. 2011

The New Economics as ‘Mainstream’ Economics. 2010

The Big Crunch and the Big Bang. How to Get out of the Global Financial Mess. 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.