As part of our critical economics series, we will be speaking with Professor Riccardo Bellofiore of the University of Bergamo – please join us, and feel free to ask your questions. Date: Thursday 14 February 2013 Time: 10:30 am GMT and 11:30 CET Riccar …

Walton Pantland

As part of our critical economics series, we will be speaking with Professor Riccardo Bellofiore of the University of Bergamo – please join us, and feel free to ask your questions.

Date: Thursday 14 February 2013

Time: 10:30 am GMT and 11:30 CET

Riccardo is Professor of Monetary Economics, International Monetary Economics. and History of Economic Thought at the University of Bergamo, Italy.

His research interests are Marxian value and crisis theory, the Circuitist approach to money endogeneity, Minsky’s financial instability hypothesis and interpretation of money manager capitalism.

He has recently published two books (in Italian) on the current crisis: “The Capitalist Crisis: the coming barbarism” and “The Global Crisis: Europe, euro, and the Left and European”.

Among his most recent articles in Engish on these topics, “Two or three things I know about her’. Europe in the Global Crisis, and heterodox economics”, Cambridge Journal of Economics, (forthcoming); “Crisis Theory and the Great Recession: A Personal Journey, from Marx to Minsky”, Research in Political Economy, 2012; and “A crisis of capitalism”, Guardian, September 22nd, 2011. He has been a regular contributor to “il manifesto”, both journal and newspaper.

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Walton Pantland

South African trade unionist living in Glasgow. Loves whisky, wine, running and the great outdoors. Walton did an MA in Industrial Relations at Ruskin, Oxford, and is interested in how trade unions use new technology to organise.

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