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Research on Money and Finance (RMF)  is a network of political economists with a focus on the rise of financialisation and the resulting intensification of crises. RMF aims to generate analytical work on the development of the contemporary monetary and the financial system.

RMF is pleased to announce the launch of its new website!

The website contains details, including audio recordings, of the conference organised by RMF in November 2009 when an international group of progressive scholars from a diverse disciplinary background assembled to discuss the outcomes of the current global financial crisis. Participants in the conference, entitled “One Year on from the Panic of 2008: Whither Financialised Capitalism?”, included Gérard Duménil, Gary Dymski, Costas Lapavitsas, Malcolm Sawyer, Jan Toporowski, Paulo L dos Santos, Engelbert Stockhammer, Trevor Evans, Claude Serfati, Karel Williams, Andrew Leyshon and Shaun French, and Robin Blackburn. Streaming audio and MP3 downloads of the conference are available, as well as a selection of the conference papers, at:

The site also contains the RMF discussion paper series, which has recently been updated with a contribution from Annina Kaltenbrunner & Juan Pablo Painceira on the effects of the financial crisis in Brazil. RMF discussion papers can be found at: RMF invites further discussion papers that may be in political economy, heterodox economics, and economic sociology. We welcome theoretical and empirical analysis without preference for particular topics. Our aim is to accumulate a body of work that provides insight into the development of contemporary capitalism.

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International Conference
One Year on from the Panic of 2008:
Saturday 7 November 2009, 9 am to 6 pm, SOAS (Rooms G2 and G3), London

09.00-09.45 Registration and Coffee

09.45-12.15: Welcome Addresses and Opening Plenary: Financialised Capitalism and the International Crisis
* Gérard Duménil, National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris: Neoliberalism adrift: Perspectives for the coming decades
* Gary Dymski, University of California Center Sacramento: Reimagining finance in a post-crisis world of neoliberal design mechanisms?
* Costas Lapavitsas, SOAS, London: Will the crisis change the course of financialisation?

12.15-13.15 Lunch

13.15-15.30 Parallel Sessions

Contemporary Finance, Regulation and the Real Economy
* Malcolm Sawyer, Leeds University Business School Re-structuring the financial sector to reduce the burdens imposed on the economy
* Jan Toporowski, SOAS, London: Institutional investors and forced indebtedness: The theory of capital market inflation revisited
* Paulo L dos Santos, SOAS, London: The distinctive content of consumption debt – Varieties of Financialisation
* Engelbert Stockhammer, Vienna University of Economics and Business: The finance-dominated accumulation regime, income distribution and the present crisis
* Trevor Evans, Berlin School of Economics: Limits of finance-led capitalism
* Claude Serfati, University of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines: From securitisation to fictitious capital : a political economy of the financial crisis

15.30-15.45 Coffee

15.45-18.00 Plenary
The Social Costs and Implications of Financialisation
* Karel Williams and Ismail Erturk, CRESC, Manchester: Regulatory closure, city elites and the politics of banking reform
* Andrew Leyshon, University of Nottingham: Financialisation ‘off-plan’: Domesticating financial futures and the
displacement of UK buy-to-let
* Robin Blackburn, University of Essex

For more information, contact, or visit
Jeff Powell
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
University of London
+44 (0)7817184435

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