Political Economy Forum

2019

Political Economy Forum

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Sérgio Costa, Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

With Jair Bolsonaro a far-right politician has been elected president of Brazil. What are the political, social and economic consequences of this government for Brazil and internationally? What are the possible strategies for a progressive countermovement? Discussion with Sérgio Costa, Professor of Sociology, Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.

Date and Time: Thursday, 11 July, 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Badensche Straße 50-51, 10825 Berlin, Room B 4.04

Political Economy Forum

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Éric Pineault, L'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Fellow at DFG-Kolleg Postwachstumsgesellschaften, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

It could be called the “post-growth” condition. Whether it’s because of climate change, or of secular stagnation, it would seem that advanced capitalist societies cannot have the growth they would need for their continued stability. From the mid 20th century onwards the political conflicts and economic contradictions of advanced capitalism have been mitigated by what Alan Schnaiberg called the “unpolitics of expansion”, the post growth condition refers to an unravelling of this stabilizing mechanism. Distributional conflicts and zero sum international economic relations are once again prominent problems in advanced capitalist societies. In his presentation Eric Pineault moves beyond an analysis of post growth as a conjuncture and explores the nature of growth in advanced capitalist societies using the tools and concepts of social ecology and of critical political economy. If growth has been able to mitigate to some degree the internal contradictions of capitalist accumulation, it is today incapable of surmounting on its own terms its external contradictions - the contradictions of social reproduction, of ecology and of unsustainable global international inequalities.

Date and Time: Friday, 21 June, 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: Berlin School of Economics and Law, Badensche Straße 50–51, 10825 Berlin, Room B 1.01

Political Economy Forum

mit

  • Larissa Bleckwehl, HR Business Partner, DAX-Konzern & HWR Alumna
  • Leonhard Dobusch, Professor für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Universität Innsbruck

Moderation: Philipp Kenel, HWR

Finanzkrise, Klimawandel und digitale Revolution: Die Welt befindet sich im Umbruch, doch in den Seminarräumen gilt business as usual? Die wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Lehre wird von verschiedenen gesellschaftlichen Akteuren kritisiert - nicht nur in Deutschland. Sie sei realitätsfremd und einseitig. Braucht es deshalb mehr Pluralismus in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften, also eine Vielfalt der Disziplinen, der Perspektiven und Methoden? 
Welche Kompetenzen soll das wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Studium heute vermitteln, damit die Studierenden gut vorbereitet sind für das Leben nach der Hochschule? Ist die HWR gut für die zukünftigen Herausforderungen aufgestellt und was ist noch zu verbessern? 

Eine Veranstaltung in Kooperation mit der Reform-Fraktion und dem Sozial-Ökologischen Bündnis der HWR.

Datum: 03. Juni 2019, 19.30 - 21.00 Uhr
Ort: Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin, Badensche Straße 50-51, 10825 Berlin, Raum B 1.01

Political Economy Forum

mit

  • Gesine Schwan, Vorsitzende der SPD Grundwertekommission, Präsidentin der HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform
  • Gregor Gysi, Mitglied des Deutschen Bundestags, Präsident der Europäischen Linken
  • Achim Truger, Professor für 'Sozioökonomie', Schwerpunkt Staatstätigkeit und Staatsfinanzen (Universität Duisburg-Essen), Mitglied des Sachverständigenrats zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung

Moderation: Bea Ruoff (IPE)

Angesichts von wirtschaftlichen, sozialen und ökologischen Krisen in Europa, die nicht an den Landesgrenzen halt machen, sowie zunehmend auch militärischen Konflikten in der Welt wird die Entwicklung von Perspektiven und Strategien für ein solidarisches Europa immer dringlicher. Wie diese aussehen könnten und für welche progressive Utopie von Europa es sich zu kämpfen lohnt, darüber diskutieren Gesine Schwan, Gregor Gysi und Achim Truger. Was sind Entwicklungstendenzen, Chancen und Gefahren für die europäische Integration beispielsweise mit Blick auf den Brexit, die Macron-Initiativen und ein verändertes internationales Umfeld? Quo vadis EU und Euroraum, und wie lässt sich die neoliberale Ausrichtung der EU kritisieren, ohne dabei die europäische Integration selbst in Frage zu stellen? Inwieweit ist gerade die Überwindung von Neoliberalismus und Austeritätspolitik eine Voraussetzung für die Rettung der EU? Wie könnten fortschrittliche Kräfte mit einer solchen Kritik wieder in die Offensive kommen? Die Perspektiven einer fortschrittlichen europäischen Integration sollen zur Debatte gestellt werden, auch unter Einbeziehung des Publikums.

Datum: 24. Mai 2019, 18.00-19.45 Uhr
Ort: Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin, Badensche Straße 50-51, 10825 Berlin, Raum B 4.04

Political Economy Forum

Speakers:

  • Fabio De Masi, Member of the German Bundestag (Die Linke) and former Vice Chair of the European Parliaments Panama Papers Inquiry Committee
  • Sarah Godar, researcher, IPE/HWR

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Moderation:

  • Prof. Dr. Achim Truger, IPE/HWR

The strikingly low tax payments of individual multinational enterprises revealed by the Luxembourg Leaks and other journalistic investigations have shed serious doubts on the effectiveness of the international corporate tax system. It seems that aggressive tax competition strategies have led to a situation in which multinational enterprises can minimize their tax payments to the detriment of public financial interests or at the cost of other taxpayers. Despite increased international cooperation efforts, the tax avoidance business still seems to flourish even in EU member states. The IPE invites Fabio De Masi and Sarah Godar to discuss: How serious is the problem of corporate profit shifting in terms of public revenue losses? What countermeasures have been taken at the national and international level? What remains to be done and what are the main obstacles to reform in the EU?

Date and Time: Thursday, January 24, 2019, 4 p.m.

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

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