Thursday, 26 April 2012

‘After Austerity: Where Next for the UK Economy’

With the country facing a decade of economic stagnation we need real change if we are to secure jobs and living standards for the future.
  • Growth is the only long-term solution to getting our public finances back in shape, but where will it come from?
  • With another generation scarred by youth unemployment, and job losses in public and private sectors, how can we create more as well as better jobs?
  • A growing gap between the rich and the rest helped cause the crash, but what can we do about it?
  • As tackling climate change is increasingly presented as a barrier to growth, can a low carbon economy be part of the solution?
These are the big questions that will be debated at a special, high profile economics conference - ‘After Austerity: Where Next for the UK Economy’ which will take place at Congress House on Tuesday June 26th.

US economist Dean Baker is the keynote speaker, and ‘The Guardian’ is the media partner for the event.

Full information can be found on the conference website: 

  • Dean Baker, US Economist & co-director of the Center for Economic & Policy Research [keynote speaker]
  • Bernadette Segol, General Secretary, European Trades Union Congress (ETUC)
  • Dr David Green, Director, CIVITAS
  • Jonathan Portes, Director, National Institute for Economic & Social Research (NIESR)
  • Karel Williams, Centre Director, Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC), University of Manchester/Open University
  • Lee Hopley, Chief Economist, EEF (The Manufacturers’ Association)
  • Lord Robert Skidelsky, Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick
  • Matthias Machnig, Thuringian Minister of Economy, Labour & Technology, Germany
  • Mariana Mazzucato,  Professor of Economics and RM Chair in Science & Technology Policy, University of Sussex
  • Nancy Kelley, Deputy Director of Policy & Research, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Paul Ekins, Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, University College of London
  • Pauline Skypala, Editor FTfm (Financial Times on-line)
  • Roman Ranciere, Professor, Paris School of Economics
  • Vidya Alakeson, Head of Research & Strategy, Resolution Foundation
Registration fee is £10 per person.

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