Konferenzen und andere Veranstaltungen

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

Die Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (HWR) gehört zu den wichtigen Standorten für eine plurale Wirtschaftswissenschaft und ein interdisziplinäres BWL-Studium in Deutschland. Die plurale und interdisziplinäre Ausrichtung ist am Fachbereich 1 (Wirtschaftswissenschaften) jedoch gegenwärtig gefährdet. Heterodoxe Professuren drohen nicht wiederbesetzt zu werden, und profilgebende Studiengänge und -inhalte drohen inhaltlich ausgehöhlt zu werden.  

Am 13. Juni 2019 fand daher eine Protestaktion im Hinterhof der HWR statt, organisiert von Student*innen der drei pluralen Master-Programme International Economics (IE), Labour Policies and Globalization (LPG) und Political Economy of European Integration (POLEI). Ziel war es den Unmut vieler Student*innen über die aktuellen Entwicklungen an der HWR öffentlich zu machen. Im Rahmen eines Sommerfestes – inklusive guter Musik und vegetarischem Barbecue – wurden Student*innen über die Gefährdung des pluralen und interdisziplinären Profils der Hochschule informiert. In verschiedenen Redebeiträgen betonten Student*innen, Alumni und Vertreter*innen des Netzwerks Plurale Ökonomik die Bedeutung und Wichtigkeit der Hochschule als Ort kritischer Wissenschaft. Eine Petition für den Erhalt des LPG Masters – dessen Fortführung an der HWR ab dem kommenden Semester fraglich ist – erhielt schon allein an diesem Nachmittag etwa 170 Unterschriften. Unter den Unterzeichner*innern befinden sich hauptsächlich Wirtschaftsstudent*innen der HWR, FU und HU – von denen auch viele aus dem BWL-Bereich kommen. Zudem haben viele Beschäftigte der HWR die Aktion unterstützt. An der Petition kann unter nachfolgendem Link weiterhin teilgenommen werden:

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.
Symposion zu Ehren von Elmar Altvater (12/2018)

Zu Ehren von Elmar Altvater (24.8.1938 – 1.5.2018, assoziiertes Mitglied des IPE Berlin) veranstaltet die Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Kooperation mit Birgit Mahnkopf (IPE Berlin) ein Symposion. Darin werden Leben und Werk Elmar Altvaters kritisch gewürdigt. Die Vorträge und Diskussionen beschäftigen sich mit seinen zentralen Themen: Weltmarkt, Arbeit, Natur und solidarische Ökonomie.

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

Wann: 14.-15. Dezember 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

Vom 22.-23. Juni 2017 findet am Campus Schöneberg an der HWR die von Prof. Sigrid Betzelt (FB 1), gemeinsam mit Prof. Ingo Bode (Universität Kassel) organisierte Jahrestagung der Sektion Sozialpolitik der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie statt zum Thema „Angst im Sozialstaat – Sozialstaat in Angst?“.

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).

Am 16. und 17. Juni 2017 lädt das Forum Neue Politik der Arbeit (FNPA) in Kooperation mit dem IPE an der HWR Berlin zur FNPA-Jahrestagung 2017 zum Thema "Macht, Ohnmacht, Gegenmacht – Gewerkschaften in der Krise der Demokratie" ein.

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

Am Freitag, den 3. Juli, 12.30 - 18 Uhr, laden das Institute for International Political Economy Berlin (IPE) zur Veranstaltung "Political Economy and Progressive Policies - Conference in Honour of Prof. Dr. Trevor Evans" an der Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht (HWR) Berlin, Campus Schöneberg, Raum B 1.01 ein.

Vom 7. bis 8. Mai 2015 findet an der Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin ein FESSUD WP 3 Workshop mit dem Thema ‘Causes and Consequences of the Financial Crisis‘ statt.

2014-2008

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)

Das IPE Berlin war an der Durchführung der Global Labour University Conference zum Thema: Labour and the Global Crisis: Sharing the Burden (!) Shaping the Future (?)? vom 14.-16. September 2010 in Berlin beteiligt.

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

5. Mai 2009, 10.00 - 12.00 Uhr (voraussichtlich)

Etwas mehr als 10 Jahre nach dem Ende des Apartheid-Regimes - im Jahr 2006 ? hat das Zentrum für Soziologische Forschung der Universität von Johannesburg ca. 3.000 Haushalte in Soweto repräsentativ befragt.

In dieser bislang einzigartigen Studie wurde eine Fülle von Informationen erhoben, die Aussagen über das ?neue? Selbstver­ständnis, den Wertewandel, die politische Orientierung, die Lebensziele und generell zur soziale Lage der schwarzen Mehrheitsbevölkerung in der Millionen-Stadt Soweto geben können.Die Ergebnisse dieser Untersuchungen, die von der Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung gefördert wurden, liegen nun mehr vor und werden von Vertretern des Forschungsteams in Deutschland präsentiert.

Neben der Diskussion von unmittelbar auf die Studie selbst bezogenen Fragestellungen bieten gerade die dort gewonnenen Einsichten einer hervorragende Hintergrund­information für ein besseres Verständnis der aktuellen politischen Entwicklungen in der Republik Südafrika, wo am 22. April ein neues Parlament und ein neuer Präsident gewählt werden wird.

Referenten:
Vom "Centre for Sociological Research", University of Johannesburg:

Prof. Peter Alexander, Director
Claire Ceruti, Researcher
Kim Wale, Researcher
Mosa Phadi, Junior Researcher

Die Veranstaltung findet auf Englisch statt.

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

Am 13. Juni 2008 fand an der Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft Berlin ein Workshop mit dem Thema Minimum Wages ? Theoretical Debate. Case Studies and Political Strategy in Kooperation mit der International Labour Organsiation (ILO) statt.

Der Workshop bildete den Beginn eines längerfristigen Forschungsprojektes im Rahmen der Global Labour University über die theoretische und empirische Debatte über Mindestlöhne. Fallbeispiele aus verschiedenen Ländern der Welt komplettieren das Forschungsprojekt.