Location of Conference
The Department of Economic and Social Sciences (DiSES) of Università Politecnica delle Marche is organizing a 3 day conference with a focus on the comparison of the causes and the consequences of the Great Crisis of 1929 and the 2008 Great Recession, and on what we can learn from them in order to overcome large-scale crises.
The aim of the conference is to examine in depth both the 1929 and the current crises from different analytical and empirical perspectives, although contributions may extend to the late 19th century Depression or other relevant recessions in the industrial age.
- Youssef Cassis (European University Institute, Fiesole)
- Michele Fratianni (Indiana University, Bloomington - UnivPM, Ancona)
- Bruce C. Greenwald (Columbia University, New York)
- Harold James (Princeton University)
- Alan Kirman (Université Aix-Marseille)
- Richard C. Koo (Nomura Research Institute, Tokyo)
- Willi Semmler (New School University, New York)
- Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University, New York)
Possible topics include:
- Relationships between macro sectors and structural transformations at the root of modern crises;
- Barriers to labor mobility (and other factors) in extended recessions;
- Relationships between real economy, finance and monetary dynamics in large-scale crises;
- Theoretical models for interpreting large-scale crises;
- Fundamental issues accounting for large-scale recessions: technological, demographic, environmental, distributive, sociological aspects;
- The "anatomy" of the 1929 and the current crises;
- The role of innovation dynamics in large-scale crises;
- Economic policy: preventing, managing and escaping crises;
- The evolution of profit rate and systemic crises;
- The role of balance sheets in large-scale crises;
- History of economic thought in large-scale crises: causes and effects;
- Economic crises and the crisis of economic theory.
- Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.
- A selection of the contributions in the field of economic history will be published in a book. We are finalizing an agreement with a major international publisher.