New South Wales

Lunchtime Seminar Series: Post-Keynesian Theory and Policy for the Modern World


From: Thursday March 27, 2014, 12:15 pm

To: Thursday March 27, 2014, 1:30 pm

Topic:         Post-Keynesian Theory and Policy for the Modern World
Speaker:    Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Harcourt AO Date:          Thursday, 27 March 2014 Time:         12.15pm for a 12.30pm start Venue:       Ground Floor East Seminar Room, RBA, 65 Martin Place, Sydney Cost:           Free – light refreshments provided Presentations usually conclude between 1.15pm and 1.30pm. In this presentation, Geoff Harcourt outlines the characteristics of Post-Keynesian theory, including reference to the contributions of the pioneers of the approach. On the basis of the outline, a package deal of policies is set out with which to tackle the malfunctions of modern economies which the theory both identifies and analyses. Emphasis is placed on policies directed at markets and whole systems which are characterised by cumulative causation rather than equilibrating processes. Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Harcourt AO is Emeritus Reader in the History of Economic Theory, University of Cambridge (1998), Emeritus Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge (1998) and Professor Emeritus, University of Adelaide (1988). His research interests include history of economic theory, intellectual biography and Post-Keynesian theory and policy. Now 'over sixty years a [Post-]Keynesian', he has authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited 29 volumes, as well as over 350 articles, book chapters and reviews. One of his latest works is the magisterial two-volume Oxford Handbook of Post-Keynesian Economics, jointly edited with Peter Kriesler. Geoff is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and in the United Kingdom, an Officer of the Order of Australia, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia, The History of Economics Society USA, The European Society for the History of Economic Thought and The History of Economic Thought Society of Australia. He was the 2010 Veblen - Commons Awardee of the Association for Evolutionary Economics USA.



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