Political Economy Forum

2019

2018-2016

The Political Economy Forum „Inside China’s Automobile Factories: The Politics of Labor and Worker Resistance“ with Prof. Lu Zhang from Temple University Philadelphia, planned for Friday, November 30, is cancelled. We plan to reinvite Lu Zhang in 2019 and keep you informed.

Luxemburg Lecture

Topic: "Inside China’s Automobile Factories: The Politics of Labor and Worker Resistance"

Speaker: Prof. Lu Zhang PhD, Temple University, Philadelphia

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Markus Wissen, IPE at the HWR Berlin

China is the world’s largest and fastest-growing automobile manufacturing nation. In her lecture, Lu Zhang will discuss the current conditions, subjectivity, and collective actions of autoworkers, based on years of fieldwork conducted at major auto factories in various regions of China. She will provide an inside look at the daily factory life of autoworkers and a deeper understanding of the roots of rising labour conflicts in China’s automotive industry. Combining empirical data and world-system analysis that moves from the shop floor to national political economy and global industry dynamics, Dr. Zhang will shed light on how labour conflicts in the automotive industry and broader social economy can be expected to develop, both within China and globally.

Lu Zhang is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Studies at Temple University, Philadelphia. Her research concentrates on labor and labor movements, globalization, development, and the political economy of China. She is the author of the award-winning book, Inside China’s Automobile Factories: The Politics of Labor and Worker Resistance (Cambridge University Press, 2015). She is currently working on her second book, which explores how the movements of capital interact with labor politics and local development through a comparative case study of the global electronics industry from China’s coastal region to its interior and to Vietnam.

Date and time: Friday, November 30, 2018, 6 p.m.

Location: Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht (HWR), Badensche Straße 50-51, 10825 Berlin, Raum B 1.01

The Harriet Taylor Mill Institute (HTMI) and the Institute for International Political Economy (IPE) Berlin jointly invite for the Political Economy Forum:

"Restructuring in the (Global) Care Economy - a Setback of Gender Equality?"

We are happy to announce our two guest speakers:

Eleonor Faur (Social Scienties and Professor at the University of San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina):
Childcare in Argentina: A driver for Gender and Class Inequalities?

Brigitte Aulenbacher (Social Scientist and Professor at the University of Linz (JKU), Austria):
Care Sells. The Ideal of the Home Care Society and the 24-h-Care-Business

Date and time: Friday, 15th of June 2018 - 4-6 pm
Location: Campus Schöneberg - House B - Badensche Str. 50-51 - Room B2.01

The idea of a guaranteed and unconditional basic income has become quite popular in many countries and finds advocats across an astonishingly broad spectrum. Is it really a desirable utopia, or more a dystopia for various reasons? Two scholars will share their rather critical perspectives with us and will engage in the discussion:

Silke Bothfeld, political scientist and Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen
Karl Brenke, economist at the DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research)

The discussion will be moderated by the journalist John Goetz, the NDR-editor for investigations at ARD-Hauptstadtstudio (Berlin) and a member of the investigative team at the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Date and time: 2nd February 2018, 4 – 6 pm
Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Badensche Str. 52, 10825 Berlin, Room A 2.04

Am 13. Juli 2017 lädt das IPE zum zweiten Political Economy Forum in diesem Sommersemester ein, wo Heike Joebges (HTW Berlin) und Brigitte Young (WWU Münster) das Buch “The German Financial System and the Financial and Economic Crisis” diskutieren werden, welches kürzlich von mehreren IPE Mitgliedern fertiggestellt wurde.

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.

The book:Daniel Detzer, Nina Dodig, Trevor Evans, Eckhard Hein, Hansjörg Herr, Franz J. Prante: The German Financial System and the Financial and Economic Crisis, Cham et al.: Springer International, 2017.

Date and time: 13 July 2017, 4 – 6pm
Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Badensche Str. 50-51, Room B 1.01

Die Veranstaltung fand in englischer Sprache statt.

The 25 April 2017, IPE invited Pasquale Tridico discuss foundations of and approaches to income inequality in the age of financialisation. We were delighted to welcome the professor of Labour economics and coordinator of two distinguished Master programs at Roma Tre University, Italy, who presented his new book Inequality in Financial Capitalism (2017). Examining empirical evidence for major advanced economies from the 1980s onwards, Tridico finds that increased inequality is a consequence of financialisation, due to which labour and welfare became a cost rather than a benefit and aggregate demand has been structurally disregarded.

Datum und Uhrzeit: 25. Januar 2017, 18-20 Uhr

Ort: HWR Campus Schöneberg, Badensche Str. 50-51, 10825 Berlin, Haus B, Raum B 1.01

Am 20. Januar 2017 fand erneut das Political Economy Forum statt. Diskutiert wurden der populistische Aufschwung sowie das Aufkeimen rechter Bewegungen in den USA und Europa.

Datum und Uhrzeit: 20. Januar 2017, 16-18 Uhr

Datum und Uhrzeit: 26. Januar 2015, 16 Uhr
Ort: Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin, Campus Schöneberg, Haus B, Badensche Str. 50–51, Raum B 1.01

Introduction by: Prof. Trevor Evans, Institute for International Political Economy (IPE) Berlin, Longtime coordinator of the EuroMemo Group
Date & Time: Friday, 15th July 2016, 4pm-6pm
Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Campus Schöneberg, House B, Badensche Str. 50-51, 10825 Berlin. Room B1.01

2015-2009

“Democracy in Europe under Pressure: New Political Movements in Greece and Spain”

Datum und Uhrzeit: 29. Januar, 16 Uhr
Ort: Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin, Badensche Straße 50-51, 10825 Berlin, Raum: B 2.01

“Towards an authoritarian state? Austerity politics and the transformation of the European Union”

Datum und Uhrzeit: 11. November 2015, 18 Uhr
Ort: Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin, Badensche Straße 50-51, 10825 Berlin, Raum: B.101

Dr. Werner Raza and Stephen Stierle

"The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)"

Datum und Uhrzeit: 8. Dezember 2014, 16.00 Uhr
Ort: Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin, Badensche Straße 50-51, 10825 Berlin, Raum: B 1.01

"The Financial and Debt Crisis: Comparing the US and EU responses"

Date and time: 28 May 2013, 6pm
Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Badensche Straße 50-51, 10825 Berlin, Room: B 1.01

Lucien van der Walt - Professor of Sociology, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Date and time: 29 November 2011, 6pm
Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Badensche Straße 50-51, 10825 Berlin, Room: B 1.01

Date and time: 2 February 2012, 6pm

Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Badensche Straße 50-51, 10825 Berlin, Room: B 3.01

Date and time: 12 December 2012, 6pm

Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Badensche Straße 50-51, 10825 Berlin, Room: C 91

Date and time: 21 November 2012, 6pm

Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Badensche Straße 50-51, 10825 Berlin, Room: B 1.01

Monday, January 24, 2011 at HWR Berlin
6pm - 8pm
Room 444

Food or fuel? Conflicts on land use pattern
Prof. Dr. Elmar Altvater

Wei Ge, Professor of Economics, Bucknell University (USA)

Date and time: Wednesday, 29 June 2011, 6pm
Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Badensche Straße 50-51, 10825 Berlin, Room: B 1.01

Marcus Taylor, Associate Professor, Queens University (Canada)

Date and time: Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 6pm
Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Badensche Straße 50-51, 10825 Berlin, Room: B 5.44

Monday, November 2, 2009 at HWR Berlin
6pm - 8pm
Room 101

CHINA AND INDIA AND THE CURRENT GLOBAL CRISIS

Sunanda Sen, India
Visiting Professor at Jamia Millia University and Institute of Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi

and

AMERICA'S EXHAUSTED PARADIGM: Macroeconomic Causes of the Financial Crisis and Great Recession

Thomas Palley, USA
Schwartz Economic Growth Fellow
New America Foundation