Large-scale Crises: 1929 vs 2008 - International Conference


Università Politecnica delle Marche

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Ancona

Italy

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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.    *Keynote speakers* * 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.   *Publication possibilities* *  Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control [1]. * 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. [1] http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-economic-dynamics-and-control/