Conferences and other Events

2022

IPE Online Workshop

Frontiers in Growth Regimes Research: Theoretical Perspectives and Country Cases

IPE Online Workshop in cooperation with the European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention


Programme

Thursday, 6th October 2022, 12.45 pm – 7.00 pm (CET)

12.45 pm – 1.00 pm Welcome & Introduction

1.00 pm – 2.30 pm, Chair: Ricardo Summa

  • Bruno Amable (University of Geneva)

“Growth regimes”, “accumulation regimes”, “modes of regulation” and “growth models”. A critical review of some notions commonly found in various contributions to political economy

  • Eckhard Hein (Berlin School of Economics & Law, IPE)

Varieties of growth regimes – a review of post-Keynesian perspectives

2.30pm – 3.00pm: Break

3:00 pm – 4.30 pm, Chair: Eckhard Hein

  • Karsten Kohler (University of Leeds), Engelbert Stockhammer, Benjamin Tippet (King’s College London)

Housing cycles and growth models

  • Ryan Woodgate (Berlin School of Economics & Law, IPE)

FDI-led growth in Comparative Political Economy and post-Keynesian economics

4.30pm – 5.00pm: Break

5:00 pm – 7.00 pm, Chair: Alessandro Bramucci

  • Ümit Akcay, Benjamin Jungmann (Berlin School of Economics & Law, IPE)

Political economy of growth regimes in Poland and Turkey

  • Julia Kühnast (Berlin School of Economics & Law)

Growth regimes of populist governments: A comparative study on Hungary and Poland

  • Ali Rıza Güngen (York University), Ümit Akcay (Berlin School of Economics & Law, IPE),

Growth regimes and strategies in Turkey and Egypt in the 21st Century


Friday, 7th October 2022, 1.00 pm – 7.00 pm (CET)

1.00 pm – 2.30 pm, Chair: Ümit Akcay

  • Michael Schedelik, Christian May, Andreas Nölke (Goethe University Frankfurt), Alexandre de Podestá Gomes (Jacobs University Bremen)

Dependency revisited: Capital flows, commodities, and growth models in emerging economies

  • Arie Krampf (Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo), Barak Zur (Tel Aviv University)

Measuring growth models and strategies: Tracing evolution by visualization

2.30 pm – 3.00pm: Break

3.00 pm – 4.30 pm, Chair: Ryan Woodgate

  • Hector Labat (Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Ricardo Summa (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, IPE)

A supermultiplier demand-led growth accounting analysis applied to the Spanish economy (1998-2019)

  • Juan Manuel Campana, Joa Embova Vaz (Berlin School of Economics & Law, University of Technology of Compiegne), Eckhard Hein, Benjamin Jungmann (Berlin School of Economics & Law, IPE)

Demand and growth regimes of the BRICs countries – an autonomous demand growth perspective

4.30 pm – 5.00pm: Break

5.00 pm – 7.00 pm, Chair: Benjamin Jungmann

  • Alessandro Bramucci (Berlin School of Economics & Law, IPE)

In search of a growth model for Italy: The failed attempt of an export-led recovery strategy?

  • Juan Ianni (Berlin School of Economics & Law, University of Technology of Compiegne)

Shedding light on Argentina’s macroeconomic trap: socioeconomic and macroeconomic policy regimes

  • Theodore Klassen (Berlin School of Economics & Law, University of Technology of Compiegne)

Demand, growth, and the macroeconomic policy regime: Canada’s transition from export-led to debt-led private demand growth


Download Programme

Please register here, deadline 28 September 2022

Registered participants will receive a Zoom-link a few days in advance of the workshop.

Online Workshop

WIPOSIM – The economic policy online simulator

Hans Boeckler Foundation, Düsseldorf

Institute for International Political Economy (IPE), HWR Berlin

Institute for Socio-Economics, University of Duisburg-Essen

13 May 2022, 9:30 – 14:45

Programme 

More on the WIPOSIM project

Seminar on Applied Stock-Flow Consistent Modelling

28 – 31 March 2022

Professor Gennaro Zezza, University of Cassino

The aim of the course is to present and discuss the key steps needed to build a SFC model for a whole country, starting from the available time-series data. We will use Mexico as our reference country. The seminar will be composed of 8 session of three hours each on four days.

Schedule and further details

The Seminar on the IPE Youtube Channel

Zentralreferat Forschungsförderung

Forschungskommissionen der Fachbereiche 1-5

Vizepräsident für Forschung und Transfer

Reihe: HWR-Forschungsergebnisse online präsentiert mit Beiträgen zum Themenfeld

Volkswirtschaft/en heute

Einladung zur Online Veranstaltung in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Institute for International Political Economy Berlin (IPE Berlin)

Montag, 24. Januar 2022, 17:00 – ca. 19:00 Uhr

Webveranstaltung: https://meet.hwr-berlin.de/b/ade-wp2-2fg – Zugangscode: 177571

Anmeldung erwünscht, bitte möglichst bis zum 20.01. an Forschung@hwr-berlin.de

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Christina Teipen – Mitglied des IPE Berlin

 

17.00–17.05 Uhr

Eröffnung & Begrüßung – Vizepräsident Prof. Dr. Hartmut Aden / Prof. Dr. Christina Teipen

17.05–17.25 Uhr

Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies after Keynes and Kalecki – A Post-Keynesian Approach – Prof. Dr. Eckhard Hein

17.25–17.45 Uhr

South Asian Free Trade Area and Food Trade: Implications for Regional Food Security – Prof. Dr. Jennifer Pédussel Wu

17.45–18.05 Uhr

Has the relationship between monetary policy and financial market riskpremiums changed in the new era of extremely interventionst policies ? – Prof. Dr. André Tomfort

18:05 – 18.25 Uhr

Transformationen der Wohlfahrtsproduktion – Prof. Dr. Sigrid Betzelt

18.25–19.00 Uhr

Gemeinsame Diskussion & Abschluss – Teilnehmer*innen und Vortragende

2021

Institute for International Political Economy (IPE), Berlin School of Economics and Law

European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention (EJEEP)

Forum Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM)

IPE Online Workshop

De-growth, zero growth and/or green growth? Macroeconomic implications of ecological constraints

Eckhard Hein, Hansjörg Herr, Valeria Jimenez and Jan Priewe (eds), Special Issue on ‘De-growth, Zero Growth, and/or Green Growth? Macroeconomic Implications of Ecological Constraints’, European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention, 19 (1), 2022

Videos from this event are available here


Dates and Times:
Thursday, 23 September 2021, 14:00 - 18:00 (CET)
Friday, 24 September 2021, 14:00 - 17:30 (CET)

Programme


Thursday, 23 September 2021

14:00 – 14:30  Welcome and Introduction

14:30 – 16:00 Chair: Jan Priewe

Eckhard Hein and Valeria Jiménez (Berlin School of Economics and Law, IPE): Zero growth and macroeconomic stability: a post-Keynesian approach

Giuseppe Fontana and Malcolm Sawyer (University of Leeds): Would zero growth be achievable and sustainable?

16:00 – 16:30 Break

16:30 – 18:00,  Chair: Hansjörg Herr

Steffen Lange (IÖW Berlin): Macroeconomics beyond growth

Jan Priewe (HTW Berlin, IPE):Critique of zero growth modelling


Friday, 24 September 2021

14:00 – 15:30, Chair: Valeria Jiménez

Birte Strunk, Armon Rezai (Vienna University of Economics and Business), and Stefan Ederer (WIFO, Vienna):Policies for navigating Scylla and Charybdis: The role of labor markets in a socio-ecological transition

Antoine Monserand (Université Sorbonne Paris Nord): Buying into inequality - a macroeconomic analysis linking planned obsolescence, interpersonal inequality and a potential for degrowth

  • Video

15:30 – 16:00 Break

16:00 – 17:30, Chair: Eckhard Hein

Martin Sers and Peter A. Victor (York University): Ecological economics and climate change

Hansjörg Herr(IPE, Berlin School of Economic and Law): How to transform capitalism?

Online Workshop

WIPOSIM – The economic policy online simulator

Hans Boeckler Foundation, Düsseldorf

Institute for International Political Economy (IPE), HWR Berlin

Institute for Socio-Economics, University of Duisburg-Essen

16 June 2021, 9:30 – 16:45

Programme

More on the WIPOSIM project

IPE Online Workshop

Macroeconomic Regimes: Post-Keynesian and Critical Political Economy Perspectives

Videos from this event are available here


Dates and Times:
Thursday, 25 March 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CET)
Friday, 26 March 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (CET)

Programme

Thursday, 25 March 2021

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Welcome and Introduction

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Chair: Eckhard Hein

Valeria Jiménez (Berlin School of Economics and Law, IPE): Wage shares and demand regimes in Central America: An empirical analysis for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama, 1970-2016

Won Jun Nah (Kyungpook National University, Korea): The income-led growth in Korea: status and prospects

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Chair: Leonardo Quero Virla

Andreas Nölke, Michael Schedelik, Christian May(Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt), Daniel Mertens (University Osnabrück): Comparative capitalism, growth models and emerging markets

Ümit Akcay, Eckhard Hein, Benjamin Jungmann (Berlin School of Economics and Law, IPE): Financialisation and macroeconomic regimes in emerging capitalist countries before and after the Great Recession


Friday, 26 March 2021

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Chair: Valeria Jiménez

Inga Rademacher (King’s College, London): One state, one interest? How a historic shock to the balance of power of the Bundesbank and the Ministry of Finance laid the path for German fiscal austerity

Ryan Woodgate (Berlin School of Economics and Law, IPE): Multinational corporations and commercialised states: new beggar-thy-neighbour growth models in the era of neoliberal globalisation

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Chair: Franz Prante

Karsten Köhler, Engelbert Stockhammer (King’s College, London): Growing differently? Financial cycles, austerity, and competitiveness in growth models since the Global Financial Crisis

Eckhard Hein, Judith Martschin (Berlin School of Economics and Law, IPE): Demand and growth regimes in finance-dominated capitalism and the role of the macroeconomic policy regime: a post-Keynesian comparative study on France, Germany, Italy and Spain before and after the Great Financial Crisis and the Great Recession 

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Break

5:00 p.m. –  6:30 p.m., Chair: Ümit Akcay

Franz Prante (University Duisburg-Essen, IPE), Eckhard Hein, Alessandro Bramucci (Berlin School of Economics and Law, IPE): Financialisation, macroeconomic regimes and regime shifts after the 2007-09 crises: a post-Keynesian simulation approach

Engelbert Stockhammer (King’s College, London): Post-Keynesian macroeconomic foundations for Comparative Political Economy

2020

This event will be held in German.

Einladung zur Online Veranstaltung in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Institute for International Political Economy Berlin (IPE Berlin)

Mittwoch, 25. November 2020, 16:00 – ca. 17:30 Uhr

Webveranstaltung: https://meet.hwr-berlin.de/b/ade-wp2-2fg
Zugangscode: 177571

Anmeldung erwünscht, bitte möglichst bis zum 23.11. an Forschung@hwr-berlin.de

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Sigrid Betzelt & Prof. Dr. Eckhard Hein – Direktor*innen des IPE Berlin

The event will be held in German.

Der zweite Reclaim-Democracy-Kongress wird von 45 Kooperationspartnern getragen und vom Denknetz Schweiz organisiert. An der ersten Durchführung im Februar 2017 haben 1800 Personen teilgenommen. Reclaim-Democracy ist damit der grösste vergleichbare Anlass der kritischen, fortschrittlichen Schweiz. Das IPE ist Kooperationspartner. 

Schwerpunktthemen:

  • Digitaler Kapitalismus und soziale Kämpfe: Plenarveranstaltung mit Oliver Nachtwey, Orhan Akman, Katharina Nocun und Jacqueline Kalbermatter
  • Wahr Sagen: Kritische Öffentlichkeit und Demokratie: Plenarveranstaltung mit Silke van Dyk, Slave Cubela, Mark Eisenegger, Susan Boos und Melinda Nadj Abonji
  • System change not climate change: Plenarveranstaltung mit Ivonne Yannez, Tadzio Müller und Tetet Lauron. Mit einer Video-Botschaft von Naomi Klein.

Datum: 27.- 29.02.2020 

Veranstaltungsort Rote Fabrik, Seestrasse 395, Zürich

2019

Financial Market Regulation in Europe and China

Organised by the Institute for International Political Economy at the Berlin School of Eco-nomics and Law, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics and Deutsche Bundes-bank Regional Office Berlin and Brandenburg. 

For more information, see the programme.

Date: 24-25 October 2019 

Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Badensche Straße 50-51, 10825 Berlin, House B, Room 101

Presentations:

The Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR) is one of the most important locations for plural economics teaching and interdisciplinary business studies in Germany. However, the plural and interdisciplinary orientation of Department 1 (Economics) is currently at risk. Heterodox professorships are threatened not to be reappointed, and profile-giving courses as well as contents are threatened to be undermined.

On 13 June 2019, a protest action took place in the backyard of the HWR, organized by students from the three plural Master's programmes International Economics (IE), Labour Policies and Globalization (LPG) and Political Economy of European Integration (POLEI). The aim was to make the displeasure of many students about the current developments at the HWR public. At a summer party - including good music and vegetarian barbecue - students were informed about the threat to the plural and interdisciplinary profile of the university. In various speeches, students*, alumni and representatives of the Plurale Ökonomik network stressed the significance and importance of the university as a place of critical science. A petition for the preservation of the LPG Master - whose continuation is doubtful as of the upcoming semester at HWR - already received about 170 signatures that afternoon. Among the signatories are mainly business students from the HWR, FU and HU - many of whom also have a business administration background. Many employees of the HWR also supported the petition.

In April and May 2019 the "Polanyi Lecture" takes place in Vienna. It is organized by the International Karl Polanyi Society. The IPE is a cooperation partner.
Altogether there are three events:

29.04.2019 – WU - Jamie Peck: Whatever happened to uneven development?
03.05.2019 – Radiokulturhaus - Dani Rodrik: Karl Polanyi and Globalization´s Wrong Turn
06.05.2019 – WU - Marguerite Mendell: The Social and Solidarity Economy. A citizen based countermovement?

XIV Global Labour University Conference – Reflecting 100 years of ILO – Shaping the rules for a new century of labour

"Reflecting 100 years of ILO – Shaping the rules for a new century of labour” is the title of the XIV Global Labour University Conference that takes place from March 27-29 in Berlin. It is organized by Berlin School of Economics and Law, International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and IPE. The Global Labour University (GLU) invites labour activists and academics to contribute to the global discourse on what kinds of new global rules are necessary, what role the ILO is expected to play in a system of global governance, and how we can strengthen international labour solidarity to obtain the rules needed.

For more information, see the detailed Call for Papers.

Date: 27-29.03.2019

Location: HWR Berlin

2018

Der Springpunkt der Politischen Ökonomie: Das Kapital gegen Arbeit und Natur - Zur Krisendynamik in Zeiten des Kapitalozäns.
Symposium in honour of Elmar Altvater (12/2018)

In honour of Elmar Altvater (24.8.1938 – 1.5.2018, associated member of the IPE Berlin), Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation, in cooperation with Birgit Mahnkopf (IPE Berlin), will host a symposium. Life and work of Elmar Altvater will be appreciated. The lectures and discussions will address his central topics: world market, labour, nature and economy of solidarity.

Where: Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Münzenbergsaal, Franz-Mehring-Platz 1, 10243 Berlin

When: 14.-15. December 2018

World Association for Political Economy
WAPE [2018] No.1

WAPE calls for papers for their conference on "Karl Marx and Rosa Luxemburg: Thought Legacy and Contemporary Value - The Thirteenth Forum of the World Association for Political Economy". The IPE Berlin supported the conference as partner.

The conference took place on:

July 16-18, 2018 at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin), Germany

On the occasion of the 200th birthday of Karl Marx and the 10th anniversary of the Institute for International Political Economy (IPE) we will host a conference on the topic "Studying Modern Capitalism - The Relevance of Marx Today".

Panels are on

  • Marx and the crisis of finance-dominated capitalism
  • Marx's economics - still relevant?
  • Marx receptions
  • Marx's economics and other heterodox schools of thought
  • Marx and current socio-economic and ecological crises
  • Marxian perspectives beyond capitalism.

Date: 12-13 July 2018
Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Badensche Str. 52, 10825 Berlin, House A, Room of the Academic Senate, A 2.04

Registration for the conference is over.
In case you are interested in participating but did not obtain a seat yet, send us an e-mail to reserve your seat on the waiting list.

The program can be viewed here.

Presentations of the Conference

Marx and the crisis of finance-dominated capitalism
Trevor Evans: Marx's approach to finance and crisis in the age of finance-led capitalism
Brigitte Young: A Marxian Perspective on gendered creditor and debtor Relations in the age of financialization

Marx's economics - still relevant?
Claudio Sardoni: Marx’s crisis theory – still relevant?
Hansjörg Herr: Theories of income distribution - a critical analysis  [See our WP 101 for more information on Marx's thoughts on functional income distribution.]
Fritz Helmedag: Marx and Keynes: from exploitation to employment

Marx receptions
Michael Heinrich: Marx‘s unfinished Critique of Politcal Economy and its different receptions

Marx's economics and other heterodox school of thought
Diane Elson: Marx and Feminist Economics
Eckhard Hein: Karl Marx – an early post-Keynesian?

Marx and current socio-economic and ecological crises
Sigrid Betzelt: Understanding social inequality with Marx
Kristina Dietz, Markus Wissen: Marx and the ecological crisis

Marxian perspectives beyond capitalism
Birgit Mahnkopf: Soyons realistes, demandons l'impossible. Alternative futures beyond 'peak capitalism'

The Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin) and the Institute for International Political Economy (IPE) Berlin jointly host the Workshop "FinTechs, Remittances and Development". The Workshop is being facilitated by the Strategic Partnership Programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Date: 21 - 22 June 2018

Venue: Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin, Badensche Str. 52, 10825 Berlin, Room B5.44

Detailled programme

Presentations:

2017

18th Monetary Policy Workshop at the Berlin School of Economics and Law: What Kind of Economic Development can be Expected in China, Europe, and the US?

Date: 12-13 October 2017
Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Campus Schöneberg, Badensche Str. 50-51

The Berlin School of Economics and Law, in co-operation with the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, and Deutsche Bundesbank Berlin, held the 18th Monetary Policy Workshop at the Berlin School of Economics and Law.

For the full programme, click here.

Presentations of Speakers

Keynote address: AIZENMAN Joshua (University of Southern California, Los Angeles and the NBER)

Panel 1: China – On the Way of Lower Growth and Further Integration in the World Economy?

Panel 2: The Eurozone – What to Deal with Next?

Panel 3: USA – What Prospect for Multilateralism?

Date: 13-15 September 2017

Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Campus Schöneberg, Badensche Str. 50-51

The conference, which was jointly organised by the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE), the Critical Political Economy Research Network (CPERN) and IPE, was attended by some 380 participants from Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa

The 22 and 23 of June 2017, HWR hosts a conference on „Angst im Sozialstaat – Sozialstaat in Angst?“ organised by Sigrid Betzelt (IPE Berlin) and Ingo Bode (University of Kassel).

This event will be held in German.

In insgesamt fünfzehn Vorträgen werden verschiedene Aspekte von Ängsten und Verunsicherung im Kontext von Sozialpolitik und sozialem Wandel diskutiert. Den Anfang machen drei Keynotes, darunter die ehemalige FB1-Kollegin Prof. Dorothea Schmidt, sowie Prof. Heinz Bude (Kassel) und Prof. Olaf Groh-Samberg (Bremen). Diskutiert wird u.a. was die Sozialpolitik-Reformen der jüngeren Vergangenheit bewirkt haben und inwiefern durch sie Ängste eher befördert denn besänftigt wurden. Neben Ängsten im Kontext der aktuellen Flüchtlingskrise werden fast alle sozialpolitischen Felder abgedeckt – vom Kinderschutz, Arbeit und Arbeitslosigkeit bis zur Altersarmut.

Neben der akademischen Debatte findet am 22.6. abends eine Podiumsdiskussion mit vier Bundestagsabgeordneten statt, moderiert von Malte Kreutzfeldt (taz).

FNPA Annual Conference 2017

The 16 and 17 of June 2017, FNPA organises its annual conference in cooperation with IPE Berlin on "trade unions in the crisis of democracy".

The event will be held in German.

FNPA-Jahrestagung 2017: Macht, Ohnmacht, Gegenmacht – Gewerkschaften in der Krise der Demokratie

Datum: 16. und 17. Juni 2017
Ort: Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin, Campus Schöneberg, Haus B, Badensche Str. 50-51, 10825 Berlin

2016

Date & Time: 25-26 November 2016
Location: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB) – Berlin Social Science Center Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin

Date & Time: Wednesday, 19th October 2016, 2pm-6.30pm
Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Campus Schöneberg, House A, Badensche Str. 50-51, 10825 Berlin. Room A 2.04

Datum: 10. und 11. Juni 2016

Ort: Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin, Campus Schöneberg, Haus B, Badensche Str. 50-51, 10825 Berlin

Veranstalter: Forum Neue Politik der Arbeit (FNPA) und Institute for International Political Economy Berlin (IPE Berlin)

Weitere Informationen

Berlin School of Economics and Law, 12 – 13 May 2016

Schöneberg Campus

Badensche Str. 50-51, Room B 1.01

Datum: Montag, 25. April 2016

Ort: Sitzungssaal des Akademischen Senats, Haus A (A 2.04)
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin, Campus Schöneberg, Badensche Straße 52

2015

Friday, 9th October 2015, 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Saturday, 10th October 2015, 8:45 am –12:30 pm

Schöneberg Campus, Badensche Straße 52, Building A, Room A 2.04

On Friday, 3 July 2015, 12.30 – 6 pm, the Institute for International Political Economy Berlin (IPE) invites to the event "Political Economy and Progressive Policies - Conference in Honour of Prof. Dr. Trevor Evans" at Berlin School of Economics and Law, Campus Schöneberg, Room B 1.01

The FESSUD WP3 Workshop on ‘Causes and Consequences of the Financial Crisis’ will take place at the Berlin School of Economics and Law from 7th to 8th May 2015

2008-2014

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 6 p.m.
Franco-German Perspectives on Wage Policies in the Euro area

Venue

Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) Campus Schoeneberg, Badensche Str. 50-51 (Underground Station Bayerischer Platz), Building B, room B 1.01

Hosts
Les Économistes Atterrés, France,
Institute for International Political Economy Berlin (IPE) and Studium Generale at BSE

Germany has come to be seen as a shining example in Europe in recent years due to its relatively good performance in terms of growth and employment. The strategy of deregulation, dismantling the welfare state and reforming the labour market seems to have turned the former ‘sick man of Europe‘ into a successful role model. The recommendation for the European neighbours, above all for the crisis-ridden countries in the periphery, is to copy (a radicalized version of) this model in order to regain economic strength.

However, recently, increasing doubts have been raised about the German model: The deregulation of the labour market and the encouragement of a low-wage sector are said to have significantly increased income inequality and poverty and to have led to extremely weak wage growth. This in turn is said to have weakened domestic demand and fuelled international economic imbalances due to the build-up of large export surpluses. Germany is said to outcompete its neighbours by way of excessive wage moderation and to not doing enough to boost economic growth in Europe. Criticisms in this vein by international organisations – even by the European Commission - have become quite frequent.

This meeting will take a critical look at the role of German labour market and wages policies both from a German and from an international perspective. Given the outstanding importance of Franco-German political and economic relations the focus is on the French perspective.

The event is part of the ‘tour of Europe’ by the French Économistes Atterrés. This group of ‘appalled‘ economists was founded in 2010 to protest against the dominant economic doctrine in France and has since become a well-known participant in the country’s economic policy debates. Their founding manifesto was published as a book which has sold more than 80,000 copies.. Since then, Atterrés has published several other books and been involved in a wide range of public activities. The Atterrés’ tour of Europe, which is taking place in the run-up to the European elections, aims to campaign for the adoption of an alternative economic policy in Europe. (http://www.atterres.org/).

Invited speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Henri Sterdyniak (Director of the division‚ ‘Economics of Globalisation‘ at the French economic research institute OFCE, Paris and founding member of the Économistes Atterrés) 
  • Prof. Dr. Gustav Horn (Director of the Macroeconomic Policy Institute at Hans-Boeckler-Foundation, Duesseldorf and professor at the university of Duisburg-Essen).

The discussion will be chaired by Prof. Dr. Trevor Evans, president of the IPE Berlin and professor for monetary theory, monetary policy and international currency relations at BSEL.
The conference was organised by Prof. Dr. Achim Truger who holds a professorship in economics, particularly macroeconomics and economic policy at BSEL.

Further Information

14th MONETARY POLICY WORKSHOP

Am 08. November 2013 fand an der Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin ein Workshop mit dem Thema Shadow Banking in China – Financial System in Europe in Kooperation mit der Deutschen Bundesbank Berlin und der Southwestern University of Finance and Economics statt.

Conference at the Berlin School of Economics and Law in cooperation with the Global Labour University

Programme

Friday, 21 June 2013, 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Berlin School of Economics and Law, Badensche Str. 50-51, 10825 Berlin, Room B 4.41

9.00 Opening & welcome
Bernd Reissert, President, Berlin School of Economics & Law

9.30 The Greek sovereign debt crisis: Policies and prospects
Georgios Argitis, University of Athens

Fiscal discipline and the state of emergency: Social and political consequences of the crisis in Greece
Maria Markantonatou, University of the Aegean

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Italy and the political economy of decline
Mario Pianta, University of Urbino

The Impact of the crisis on European social models
Christoph Hermann, University of Vienna

1.00 Lunch break

2.00 The impact of the crisis on wages: A perspective from the ILO Global Wage Report
Patrick Belser, International Labour Organisation, Geneva

The crisis in Europe: The dead end road of the race to the bottom
Özlem Onaran, University of Greenwich

3.30 Coffee break

4.00 Policy alternatives to neoliberal Europe
Florian Moritz, German Trade Union Confederation, Berlin

Panel discussion
Florian Moritz, Eckhard Hein, Hansjörg Herr & Mario Pianta

Studium Generale - Europe's role in a multipolar world,

Prof. Dr. Elmar Altvater
Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law
Monday, April 18, 2011

Workshop at the Berlin School of Economics Berlin in Cooperation with the International Labour Organisation

Wednesday 06-04-11

14.00 - 14.10 Welcome Frank Hoffer (ILO)
Hansjörg Herr (Berlin School of Economics and Law)

14.10 - 15.00 xxxxxx
Partick Belser (ILO)

15.00 - 15.50 Labour market institutions, wage bargaining and price level changes
Hansjörg Herr (Berlin School of Economics and Law)

15.50 -16.10 Coffee Break

16.10- 17.00 Wage Bargaining in Germany
Frank Zach (DGB (German Union Federation) and GLU Alumni)

17.00 ? 17.50 The impact of the financial crisis on the Euro zone Trevor Evans (Berlin School of Economic and Law)

Thursday 07-04-11

9.00 ? 9.50 China?s Minimum Wage System and Transitional Industrial Relations
Max Zenglein (German Commercial Chamber China)

9.50 ? 10.40 Wage development and minimum wages in Europe
Milka Kazandziska (Berlin School of Economics and Law)

10.40 - 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 ? 11.50 The NAIRU and wage bargaining
Eckhard Hein (Berlin School of Economics and Law)

11.50 ? 12.30 Elements of a future union strategy
Frank Hoffer (ILO)

The IPE Berlin was active in co-hosting the Global Labour University Conference: Labour and the Global Crisis: Sharing the Burden (!) Shaping the Future (?)? in Berlin from 14-16 September 2010.

The Subprime-Crises and its Consequences for Economic Development in China and Western Countries

Berlin School of Economics and Law/ Institute for International Political Economy Berlin
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China
Supported by the German Central Bank Berlin Branch

Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Room 101

Friday, November 27. 2009

  • 8.30 ? 9.00 Opening of the Workshop

    Prof. Dr. Michael Tolksdorf
    Vice-President of the Berlin School of Economics and Law

    Prof. Dr. Can Liu
    Vice-President of the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
     
  • 9.00 ? 10.20 Session I: Chair Albrecht Sommer

    Financial Crisis, Global Recession and Macroeconomic Policy Reactions ? What Has Been Done and What is Required?
    Prof. Dr. Eckhard Hein
    Berlin School of Economics and Law

    Excess Liquidity and Asset Prices: China?s Perspective
    Prof. Dr. Yang Liu
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
     
  • 10.20 ? 10.30 Coffee break
     
  • 10.30 ? 11.50 Session II: Chair Hansjörg Herr

    What makes bad banks good banks? ? A comparison of the Chinese and the German approach to bad banks
    Dr. Albrecht Sommer
    Deutsche Bundesbank Berlin

    The Myth of the 7.37 Trillion Loan: A Study of the Effectiveness of China`s Monetary Policy in the Financial Crisis
    Prof. Dr. Jingmei Zhao
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
     
  • 11.50 ? 13.30 Lunch Break
     
  • 13.30 ? 15.40 Session III: Jingmei Zhao

    The Limits to Finance-Led Capitalism in the US
    Prof. Dr. Trevor Evans
    Berlin School of Economics and Law

    The International Financial Crisis ? Is the Anglo-Saxon Banking Model Drawing to an End?
    Prof. Dr. Xie Tao
    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

    Bubble and Asset Markets and Stagnation in Japan ? What Can We Learn?
    Hansjörg Herr
    Berlin School of Economics and Law
     
  • 15.40 ? 16.00 Coffee and end of the workshop

Europe in Crisis: A Critique of the EU's Failure to Respond

15th Annual Workshop of the European Economists for Alternative Economic Policies in Europe (Euromemo) at IPE Berlin, 25-27 September

Workshop

Institute for International Political Economy Berlin
at the Berlin School of Economics and Law
Badensche Str. 50?51, 10825 Berlin, Room 101
16 July 2009

Session 1     
10.00-10.50     Eckhard Hein (Berlin School of Economics and Law)
A Post-Keynesian perspective on financialisation

11.00-11.50     Trevor Evans (Berlin School of Economics and Law)
The limits of finance-led capitalism in the US

12.00 -12.50     Sebastian Dullien (University of Applied Sciences Berlin)
Causes of the crisis: The myth of overly lax monetary policy

12.50-14.00     Lunch

Session 2     
14.00-14.50     Hansjörg Herr (Berlin School of Economics and Law)
Financial Markets without an Anchor

15:00-15.50     Jan Toporowski (SOAS, University of London)
Indebtedness and Capital Adequacy

16.00-16.50     Costas Lapavistas (SOAS, University of London)
The systemic failure of private banking: A case for public banks

Seminar organised by the Institute for Political Economy Berlin

5 May 2009, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Room 258

Ten years after the end of Apartheid, researchers from the Centre for Sociological Research at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, conducted a survey of some 3,000 households in Soweto.

The study, which was supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, provided unprecented insights into the social consciousness and political orientation of the residents of this million-strong town.

Presentation and discussion with researchers from the Centre for Sociological Research, the University of the Witwatersrand:

Prof. Peter Alexander, Director

Claire Ceruti, Researcher

Kim Wale, Researcher

Mosa Phadi, Junior Researcher

Privatisation and the European Social Model

International conference
Organised by the network ?Privatisation and the European Social Model? (PRESOM)

3./4. April 2009, Berlin
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Haus, Ziegelstr. 30

Workshop: Minimum Wages - Theoretical Debate, Case Studies and Political Strategy

One-day international workshop on 13 June 2008 organised by the Institute for International Political Economy Berlin in conjunction with the International Labour Organisation (ILO).