The global class system is changing. By 2030, two billion people will join the middle class from emerging economies, leaving Europe and North America with less than a third of the total middle class population. What impact is this having on people and the planet?
Mike Savage, Professor of Sociology, The London School of Economics and Political Science, and lead researcher of the BBC's Great British Class Survey 2013.
Steward Lansley, Economist and author of "The Cost of Inequality".
More speakers TBC
Registration is required via the eventbrite link below.
The Conference provides a forum for the dissemination of student research relating to issues of Globalisation and Economic Policy from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. These areas include Foreign Direct Investment, Trade, Productivity, Economics of the MNEs, Migration and Labour Market Adjustment.
The objective of the Conference is to bring together a number of PhD students to discuss their own research ideas with established researchers in a relaxed atmosphere. The Conference is open to graduate students engaged in the preparation of a doctoral dissertation. Speakers will be selected on the basis of submitted papers or an extended abstract.
Applicants must submit their CV, a letter of support from their PhD supervisor (sent separately by email) and the paper to be presented by 21 Feb.
The Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) are inviting paper submissions for a conference on “Exchange Rates and External Adjustment” to be held at the Swiss National Bank in Zurich on Monday and Tuesday, June 2-3, 2014.
Please check the listing at the link below for further details.
13th Summer School in International Development Economics: Investment, Saving and Wellbeing in Developing Countries
The school intends to provide an intensive training course for graduate students and young researchers who are working in the fields of development and international economics. This year it will focus on theory and empirics of household saving and investment behaviour in developing countries.
Applications can be downloaded from http://www.dagliano.unimi.it/media/applicationform_13th_ss.docx
The school is targeted to graduate students, doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers in economics and related disciplines. Students are expected to attend the school full time.
Fees and Scholarships
Participants will be charged 550€ covering registration, accommodation, meals and background material. We hope to be able to offer a limited number of grants covering travelling expenses and fee waivers. The grants will be assigned with priority to students from Developing Countries.
The goal of the conference is to bring together academics and policy makers to discuss the finance/growth nexus. We are particularly interested in papers that assess the conditions under which finance is more (or less)
likely to support investment, innovation and productivity growth. We are also interested in understanding how the policies implemented in the aftermath of the 2008 global crisis are likely to influence the real economy through the financial channel. The geographical scope of the conference is global, but special consideration will be given to papers on emerging markets broadly and Latin America in particular.
The conference is open to both theoretical and empirical analyses with policy implications. It will feature around 10 papers, a panel, and a keynote speaker.
- A tale of two depressions: What do the new data tell us? February 2010 updateEichengreen, O’Rourke
- The ECB’s stealth bailoutSinn
- Educated in America: College graduates and high school dropoutsHeckman, LaFontaine
- Eurozone breakup would trigger the mother of all financial crisesEichengreen
- Panic-driven austerity in the Eurozone and its implicationsDe Grauwe, Ji
DellaVigna, Durante, Knight, La Ferrara
Ostry, Berg, Tsangarides
Allen, Eichengreen, Evans
Greenwood, Guner, Kocharakov, Santos