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Eurozone Crisis

REPORT ON THE EUROZONE CRISIS

The latest report by the Research on Money and Finance (RMF) group on the Eurozone crisis, entitled Breaking Up? A Route Out of the Eurozone Crisis, has just been posted on http://www.researchonmoneyandfinance.org

It would be appreciated if you can forward it on to any interested friends, colleagues, listservs, etc.

We would welcome any feedback/comments.

Jeff Powell
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
University of London
+44 (0)7817184435
http://www.researchonmoneyandfinance.org

 

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Global Economic Crisis

MARXISM AND THE ALTERNATIVES TO THE CRISIS

International Socialism
A seminar hosted by the quarterly journal of socialist theory

Marxism and the Alternatives to Crisis

It has been three years since the economic crisis first manifested. The credit crunch has given way to financial crash and the Great Recession. The ruling classes of Europe, faced with a growing crisis in the Eurozone, have embraced austerity and cuts in order to shift the cost of the crisis to workers, students and the unemployed.

In response, we have seen movements of resistance right across Europe. In countries like Greece, France and Ireland, strikes and protests have been complemented by alternative programmes and debates about the way forward for the movement. In Britain, the student revolt has marked a turning point in the struggle. This seminar will bring together academics and activists to discuss the current situation and what lies ahead.

With:

Alex Callinicos: (Editor of International Socialism and Professor of European Studies at Kings College London)

Jane Hardy: (Author of Poland’s New Capitalism and Professor of Political Economy at the University of Hertfordshire)

Stathis Kouvelakis: (Author of Philosophy and Revolution and lecturer at Kings College, London)

Costas Lapavitsas: (Member of Research on Money and Finance and Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies)

Tuesday 7 December, 6.30pm
Brunei Lecture Theatre,
School of Oriental and African Studies,
Russell Square campus,
London, WC1H 0XG

Free entry – All welcome

http://www.isj.org.uk * isj@swp.org.uk * (020) 7819 1177

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RESEARCH ON MONEY AND FINANCE REPORT

A groundbreaking new report by Research on Money and Finance (RMF), a network of political economists, censures the orthodox analysis which prescribes austerity as the solution to Europe’s crisis.  The Report provides rigorous, original analysis of the debt profiles of Spain, Portugal and Greece. It finds that austerity will worsen income distribution, further shift the balance of power against labour, and fail to solve the Eurozone’s underlying structural problems.  

While default is increasingly likely, it should be clear that creditor-led restructuring, while generating profits for the banks involved, will not significantly reduce the debt burden. Debtor-led default with the prospect of exit from the Eurozone is assessed from the point of view of its ability to restore competitiveness and alter the balance of social forces in favour of labour in the countries of Europe’s periphery as well as its core.

Eurozone Between Austerity and Default: http://www.researchonmoneyandfinance.org/
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Jeff Powell
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
University of London
+44 (0)7817184435
www.researchonmoneyandfinance.org

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Eurozone Crisis

EUROZONE IN CRISIS: REFORM OR EXIT?

Research on Money and Finance (RMF) at SOAS and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities are organising a roundtable on:

‘Eurozone in Crisis: Reform or Exit?’

The event will explore themes from the widely read RMF report ‘Eurozone in Crisis: Beggar Thyself and Thy Neighbour’. It will also contribute to the debate on the social, political and economic aspects of the Eurozone crisis that was launched by the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. Since the start of 2010 the Eurozone crisis has become progressively deeper, threatening the existence of the euro as well as the coherence of the European Union. The crisis poses questions of economic malfunctioning and austerity policies imposed on several European countries, but also of democracy and state relations within the European Union. The roundtable will consider these issues from a variety of radical perspectives.

Participants include:

Costas Lapavitsas, SOAS, ‘Reform or Exit from the Eurozone?”

George Irvin, SOAS, ‘Costs and Benefits of Default’

Costas Douzinas, Birkbeck, ‘The Democratic Deficit within the Eurozone’

Stathis Kouvelakis, King’s College, ‘The Eurozone Crisis as a Crisis of the State”

Alex Callinicos, King’s College, ‘Political Implications of the Eurozone Crisis’

CHAIR: Larry Elliott, The Guardian Newspaper.

Date and Time: June 2nd, 6-8
Venue: Rm B33, Birkbeck College, Mallet St. WC1

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Capitalist Crisis

EUROZONE CRISIS

Economists of the group Research on Money and Finance (RMF) at SOAS, University of London, coordinated by Professor Costas Lapavitsas, have produced a report on the current crisis titled “Eurozone Crisis: Beggar Thyself and Thy Neighbour?”.

The report claims that the current public debt crisis of peripheral Eurozone countries (Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain) is related to persistent German current account surpluses. RMF proposes either structural reform of European Monetary Union, or exit from the Eurozone.

The report is available at: http://www.researchonmoneyandfinance.org

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