Thursday, 12 January 2017

Thinking about money

Symposium and launch of Marxist Monetary Theory by Costas Lapavitsas

Key note
Costas Lapavitsas, SOAS Department of Economics

Geoffrey Ingham, University of Cambridge
Engelbert Stockhammer, Kingston University
Louis Moreno, Goldsmith, University of London
Anitra Nelson, RMIT University, Melbourne and Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich

Time: Wednesday 18 January, 5.30PM-7.30PM
Venue: Wolfson Lecture Theatre (Senate House)

"Marxist Monetary Theory", a collection of papers by Costas Lapavitsas, published by Brill, will be launched at SOAS on 18 January 2017. To mark the event there will be a panel debate with the title "Thinking about Money".

Money and finance are pre-eminent, even dominant, features of contemporary capitalism. Costas Lapavitsas was among the first political economists to notice their ascendancy and devote his research to it. 

The collected volume ranges far and wide, including papers on markets and money, finance and the enterprise, power and money, the financialisation of capitalism, finance and profit, even money as art.

The participants in the panel debate are leading academics with expertise in the philosophical, economic and sociological aspects of money. The debate will be a rare opportunity to consider conflicting approaches to money in social science.

The symposium is organised by SOAS Department of Economics, in collaboration with the Department of Development Studies.