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«ΜΝΗΜΟΝΙΟ ΕΕ-ΕΚΤ-ΔΝΤ: ΕΝΑ ΑΠΟΤΥΧΗΜΕΝΟ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ», εισήγηση στο συνέδριο EBEEC 2016

Το κείμενο αυτό είναι η ελληνική μετάφραση της εισήγησης μου στο συνέδριο 8th International Conference EBEEC 2016, ‘The Economies of Balkan and Eastern Europe Countries in the changed world’, Split, Croatia May 6-8, 2016.

Έχει επίσης δημοσιευθεί:

(1) στο Foreign Affairs – The Hellenic Edition Ιανουαρίου 2017.

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(2) Στον ΕΡΓΑΤΙΚΟ ΑΓΩΝΑ

http://www.ergatikosagwnas.gr/arthra/economy/1235-mnimonio-ee-ekt-dnt-ena-apotyximeno-programma

 

(3) Στο Reporter.gr:

http://www.reporter.gr/Apopseis/Apo-thesews/Stayros-Mayroydeas/310254-Ellhniko-Mnhmonio-Ena-Apotychhmeno-Programma

 

(4) Στην Πανελλήνια Ένωση Ναυτών Εμπορικού Ναυτικού (ΠΕΝΕΝ)

http://penen.gr/%CE%B5%CE%BD%CE%B7%CE%BC%CE%B5%CF%81%CF%89%CF%83%CE%B7/%CF%80%CE%BF%CE%BB%CE%B9%CF%84%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%B7/item/3196-%CE%BC%CE%BD%CE%B7%CE%BC%CF%8C%CE%BD%CE%B9%CE%BF-%CE%B5%CE%B5-%CE%B5%CE%BA%CF%84-%CE%B4%CE%BD%CF%84-%CE%AD%CE%BD%CE%B1-%CE%B1%CF%80%CE%BF%CF%84%CF%85%CF%87%CE%B7%CE%BC%CE%AD%CE%BD%CE%BF-%CF%80%CF%81%CF%8C%CE%B3%CF%81%CE%B1%CE%BC%CE%BC%CE%B1

 

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Μπορεί να ληφθεί από τους ακόλουθους σύνδεσμους:

https://www.scribd.com/document/335276475/%CE%95%CE%BB%CE%BB%CE%B7%CE%BD%CE%B9%CE%BA%CF%8C-%CE%9C%CE%BD%CE%B7%CE%BC%CF%8C%CE%BD%CE%B9%CE%BF-%CE%88%CE%BD%CE%B1-%CE%91%CF%80%CE%BF%CF%84%CF%85%CF%87%CE%B7%CE%BC%CE%AD%CE%BD%CE%BF-%CE%A0%CF%81%CF%8C%CE%B3%CF%81%CE%B1%CE%BC%CE%BC%CE%B1

 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311953709_Elleniko_Mnemonio_-_Ena_Apotychemeno_Programma

https://www.academia.edu/30660665/%CE%95%CE%BB%CE%BB%CE%B7%CE%BD%CE%B9%CE%BA%CF%8C_%CE%9C%CE%BD%CE%B7%CE%BC%CF%8C%CE%BD%CE%B9%CE%BF_-_%CE%88%CE%BD%CE%B1_%CE%91%CF%80%CE%BF%CF%84%CF%85%CF%87%CE%B7%CE%BC%CE%AD%CE%BD%CE%BF_%CE%A0%CF%81%CF%8C%CE%B3%CF%81%CE%B1%CE%BC%CE%BC%CE%B1

 

 

The Political Economy of the EU: an imperialist project in crisis’, IIPPE 2016

This is the presentation of my paper in IIPPE‘s (International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy) 7th Annual Conference (ISEG, Lisbon) on the nature and the crisis of the European Union.

 

IIPPE’s 7th Annual Conference in Political Economy, Lisbon, Portugal 7-9 September

IIPPE International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy

507348-2863-42

IIPPE’s 7th Annual Conference in Political Economy is nearing. It will be held at the School of Economics & Management (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, ISEG) in Lisbon, Portugal from the 7th till the 9th of September.

The broad theme of the 7th Conference is ‘Political Economy: International Trends and National Differences’. The economic crisis that has been unfolding since 2007 has had a severely asymmetric impact both within and between countries. The main schools of political economy have examined the crisis and its implications in detail. Those studies have offered valuable insights supporting further academic analyses and, most importantly, informing political action. The Seventh Annual Conference in Political Economy will review the development of political economy in response to the crisis, and the emergence and renewal of political economy in different countries and regions.

The Conference’s Venue is the School of Economics & Management (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, ISEG) in Lisbon, Portugal. To see its exact location in Lisbon, just type ‘ISEG, Lisbon’ into Google Maps. The ISGE complex is essentially three connected buildings, and signs will indicate the registration room when you arrive.

 

There are a number of sessions and also several independent presentations that are of particular interest for Greece:

 

7th Sep, Program Committee stream, Session 2, 11:30 – 1:30, room 308

European Union

  • ‘The Political Economy of the EU: an imperialist project in crisis’, Stavros Mavroudeas
  • ‘The Depression in the Euro South: Comparing Greece and Portugal’, Nikos Stravelakis
  • ‘The Effect of Labour Share Divergence in the Eurozone’, Ricardo Molero-Simarro
  • ‘Power asymmetries behind Eurozone dynamics: the role of Germany’ Maria Gavris
  • ‘The Eurozone: a core-tailored suit or a comfortable straitjacket for all?’, Valentina Curcetti

 

 

8th Sep, Neoliberalism Working Group, Session 4, 9:00 – 11:00, Auditorium 3

Neoliberalism and the Crisis in Greece 1

  • The legacy of a fractured Eurozone: The Greek dra(ch)ma. John Hatgioannides
  • Neoliberal Eurozone framework – defeat of the Keynesian Syriza programme in Greece. Zoltan Pogatsa
  • Fictitious capital and the current crisis of Greek capitalism. Demophanes Papadatos

 

 

8th Sep, Neoliberalism Working Group, Session 5 11:30 – 1:30, Auditorium 3

Neoliberalism and the Crisis in Greece 2

  • ‘Real unemployment rate in Greece. Who to blame for?’, Alexis Ioannides
  • ‘An econometric approach of the alternative strategies for Greece’, Ioannis Vardalachakis
  • ‘Regional industrial mix, specialization & underemployment across Greek regions’, Stelios Gialis
  • ‘Unequal exchange or absolute advantage in the trade between Germany and Greece?’, Christina Paraskevopoulou

 

 

8th Sep, Financialization Working Group Session 6 2:30 – 4:30, Novo Banco

Greece: Aspects Of Financialization And Problems Of Development

  • ‘Capital controls in the Eurozone: first it’s Cyprus, then it’s Greece’, George Labrinidis
  • ‘Appropriating natural resources and conditions in the time of crisis: Greece’, Andriana Vlachou & Georgios Pandelias
  • ‘Capital, economic growth, and socio-ecological crisis: a critical perspective’, George Liodakis

 

 

7th Sept, Marxist Political Economy WG, Session 1, 9:00 – 11:00, Amphitheater 3

Rate of Profit and the Trajectories of the Economy

  • Aggregate output – the US, UK and Greece: a value theory approach. Victor Kasper
  • Panel data analysis of persistence of profit rate differentials: Turkish economy. Benan Eres
  • A class rate of profit for the US economy, 1948-2012. Simon Mohun

 

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‘The Great Financial Meltdown Systemic, Conjunctural or Policy Created?;, Subasat Turan (ed.), Edward Elgar

9781784716486

The Great Financial Meltdown

Systemic, Conjunctural or Policy Created?

Edited by Turan Subasat, Department of Economics, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey

The Great Financial Meltdown reviews, advocates and critiques the systemic, conjunctural and policy-based explanations for the 2008 crisis. The book expertly examines these explanations to assess their analytical and empirical validity. Comprehensive yet accessible chapters, written by a collection of prominent authors, cover a wide range of political economy approaches to the crisis, from Marxian through to Post Keynesian and other heterodox schools.
Contributors:
E. Bakir, R. Bellofiore, A. Campbell, R. Desai, B. Fine, D. Fouskas, A. Freeman, D. Harvey, A. Kaltenbrunner, E. Karacimen, D. Kotz, S. Mavroudeas, S. Mohun, O. Orhangazi, M. Roberts, T. Subasat, J. Toporowski, J. Weeks

Contents:

PART I INTRODUCTION
1. The Crisis in Context
Turan Subasat

2. Roots of the Current Economic Crisis: Capitalism, Forms of Capitalism, Policies, and Contingent Events
David M. Kotz

PART II CRISIS AND PROFITABILITY
3. Crisis Theory and the Falling Rate of Profit
David Harvey

4. Monocausality and Crisis Theory – A Reply to David Harvey
Michael Roberts

5. Booms, Depressions, and the Rate of Profit: A Pluralist, Inductive Guide
Alan Freeman

PART III THE CRISIS IN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REPRODUCTION
6. A Global Approach to the Global Financial Crisis
John Weeks

7. The Incubator of the Great Meltdown of 2008: The Structure and Practices of US Neoliberalism as Attacks on Labor
Al Campbell and Erdogan Bakir

8. The Value of History and the History of Value
Radhika Desai

9. The Systemic Failings in Framing Neo-Liberal Social Policy
Ben Fine

10. The Policy-Based and Conjunctural Causes of the 2008 Crisis
Turan Subasat

11. The Systemic Causes of the 2008 Crisis – An Alternative Theoretical Perspective
Turan Subasat

PART IV CRISIS AND FINANCE
12. Inequality, Money Markets and Crisis
Simon Mohun

13. The Crisis of Finance and the Crisis of Accumulation: It Was Not a ‘Lehman Brothers Moment’
Jan Toporowski

14. Contradictions of Capital Accumulation in the Age of Financialization
Özgür Orhangazi

15. Which Crisis, of Which Capitalism? A Marxian and Financial Keynesian Interpretation of Neoliberalism and the Great Recession
Riccardo Bellofiore

16. The Contested Nature of Financialization in Emerging Capitalist Economies
Annina Kaltenbrunner and Elif Karacimen.

PART V THE CRISIS UNFOLDS
17. The Greek Crisis: Structural or Conjunctural?
Stavros D. Mavroudeas

18. Greece, Global Fault-lines and the Disintegrative Logics of Germany’s Primacy in Europe.
Vassilis K. Fouskas

19. Conclusions
John Weeks

Index

‘What caused the 2007–09 global financial crisis and Great Recession? Why was the «recovery» from this crisis period anemic or, in many countries, such as Greece, non-existent? Orthodox economists have almost completely drawn a blank in providing useful answers. By contrast, The Great Financial Meltdown provides a rich array of alternative – and frequently conflicting – perspectives from the Marxian, Post Keynesian and related heterodox traditions. All serious students of real-world economics will have their minds opened by studying this impressive collection.’
– Robert Pollin, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, US‘This book offers fresh insights across the ultimate causes and the long-term implications of the current crisis. It also critically examines the policy alternatives currently on the table, advancing constructive forms of engagement both among the heterodoxy, and with mainstream economics. There is simply no better starting-point to understand the ongoing predicament of advanced as well as “emerging” economies.’
– Alfredo Saad-Filho, SOAS, University of London, UK

Extent: c 384 pp
Hardback Price: £95.00 Web: £85.50
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78471 648 6
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18ο Συνέδριο Ελλήνων Ιστορικών Οικονομικής Σκέψης – Τμήμα Οικονομικών ΕΚΠΑ, 10-11 Ιουνίου

Πρόγραμμα 18ου Συνεδρίου Ελλήνων Ιστορικών Οικονομικής Σκέψης

Η ετήσια συνάντηση των Ελλήνων Ιστορικών Οικονομικής Σκέψης διοργανώνεται φέτος:

  • Πότε; στις 10 και 11 Ιουνίου (Παρασκευή και Σάββατο) 2016
  • Που; στις εγκαταστάσεις του Οικονομικού Τμήματος του Εθνικού Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστήμιου Αθήνας που βρίσκονται στο Γρυπάρειο Μέγαρο, Σοφοκλέους 1, 4ος Όροφος, Αίθουσα 416.

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ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗ 10/06/2016

10.15 – 11.00  ΚΑΦΕΣ-ΚΑΛΩΣΟΡΙΣΜΑ

11.00 – 12.00  Σταύρος Μαυρουδέας: Προγράμματα Οικονομικής Προσαρμογής της τρόικας για την Ελλάδα: Γιατί αποτυγχάνουν συστηματικά;

12.00 – 13.00  Νίκος Στραβελάκης: Μαρξιστική θεωρία των κρίσεων. Μια οικονομική θεωρία χωρίς στέγη

13.00 – 14.00  Λευτέρης Τσουλφίδης και Δημήτρης Παϊταρίδης: Monetary Expressions of Labour Time: Theory and Evidence from China, Japan and Korea

14.00 – 15.00  ΔΙΑΛΕΙΜΜΑ-ΕΛΑΦΡΟ ΓΕΥΜΑ

15.00 – 16.00  Λευτέρης Τσουλφίδης, Χριστίνα Παρασκευοπούλου και Περσεφόνη Τσαλίκη: Άνιση ανταλλαγή ή Απόλυτο Κόστος; Θεωρητική και Εμπειρική Διερεύνηση.

16.00 – 17.00  Χρήστος Μπαλόγλου: Ο Αριστοτέλης και ο Απόστολος Παύλος περί Οικονομκής Κρίσεως

17.00 – 18.00  Θεόδωρος Μαριόλης: Δύο προτάσεις στην Αριστοτελίζουσα Θεωρία της Ανταλλακτικής Αξίας.

18.00 – 19.00  Κώστας Πασσάς: Productive and Unproductive Labor in the History of Economic Thought.

19.00 – 20.00  Βλάσης Μισσός: Σημειώσεις για την  Άνιση Κατανομή του Εισοδήματος στην Ελλάδα.

20.00 – 21.00  Απόστολος Δεδουσόπουλος: Μεθοδολογικές Προσεγγίσεις στην Κρίση: Η διεπιστημονική Προσσέγγιση.

ΣΑΒΒΑΤΟ 11/06/2016

9.30-10.00  ΚΑΦΕΣ

10.00-11.00  Στεφανής Γεώργιος: Διαφορές και ομοιότητες μεταξύ της μικροθεμελίωσης της νεοκλασικής σύνθεσης και της νέας νεοκλασικής σύνθεσης: Επετεύχθη ο στόχος της ενοποιήσης της Μικροοικονομικής με την Μακροοικονομική;

11.00 – 12.00  Γιώργος Ξυράφας: Η Φιλοσοφία της Δράσης ως πεδίο έρευνας της Φιλοσοφίας των Οικονομικών: Βιβλιογραφική ανασκόπηση της πενταετίας 2010-2015

12.00 – 13.00  Βασίλης Ρουσόπουλος:  Walter Euken: Η μεγάλη αντινομία μεταξύ ιστορικής και θεωρητικής προσέγγισης της οικονομικής πραγματικότητας.

13.00 – 14.00  Ιωάννα Σαπφώ Πεπελάση και Μάρα Βιδάλη: The Company in History: Exploring the relationship between Joint StockCompany Births and GDP in Greece, 1840-1939.

14.00 – 15.00 Σταύρος Δρακόπουλος: Comparisons in Economic Thought: Economic Inerdendancy Reconcidered, Routledge 2016

H διαρκής Oργανωτική & Επιστημονική Eπιτροπή:

Σταύρος Δρακόπουλος, ΜΙΘΕ, ΕΚΠΑ

Μιχάλης Ζουμπουλάκης,  ΟΕ, Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας

Νίκος Θεοχαράκης,  ΟΕ, ΕΚΠΑ

Θεόδωρος Μαριόλης, ΔΔ, Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο

Περσεφόνη Τσαλίκη, ΟΕ, ΑΠΘ

Λευτέρης Τσουλφίδης, ΟΕ, ΠαΜακ

Μιχάλης Ψαλιδόπουλος, ΟΕ, ΕΚΠΑ

IIPPE 2016 Call for panel papers: ‘The Greek economy in front of the 3rd Adjustment Program’

International Initiative for Promoting Political economy (IIPPE)

2016 Conference

This year’s IIPPE conference is organised in Lisbon, Portugal. The following is a Call for Papers for a panel on the state of the Greek economy after the imposition ofthe 3rd troika Adjustment Programme.

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IIPPE 7th International Conference in Political Economy

‘Political Economy: International Trends and National Differences’

School of Economics & Management, University of Lisbon, Portugal

September 7-9, 2016

 

Call for Papers: Neoliberalism Working Group – Panel for the Greek Economy

The Greek economy in front of the 3rd Adjustment Program

The Greek economy is in crisis for the seventh consecutive year. Since its beginning in 2009, it has already curried the brunt of two Economic Adjustment Programmes (popularly called Memoranda) organized by the EU-ECB-IMF troika and agreed by the Greek political and economic establishment that led to a cumulative depression of approximately 27% of the initial GDP, a skyrocketing unemployment around 27% and mounting immiserisation of the working class and the middle strata. The SYRIZA government betrayed its declarations of rejecting the Memoranda policy, capitulated unconditionally to the directives and demands of the troika nad signed a new 3rd Economic Adjustment Programme. The new programme follows the lines of the previous ones and dictates more austerity for the country and immiserisation for the popular classes.

This panel aims to study the state of the Greek economy in front of the new Adjustment Programme. It aspires to gather contributions on issues like:

  • The impact of the Adjustment Programmes on the labour market, the sectoral and branch structure of the economy, health and the health system etc.
  • Competing explanations of the Greek crisis
  • Alternative economic policies for overcoming the crisis

The panel is organized under the auspices of the Neoliberalism Working Group.

Abstracts (500 words maximum) should be submitted by April 1, 2016. To submit your abstract, please go to the Electronic Proposal Form and carefully follow the instructions there. (All deadlines are listed at the link.). Also mention the specific Working Group and the relevant panel.

 

For more general information about IIPPE, the working groups and the conference, please visit our website. For details on the panel, you can contact Stavros Mavroudeas (smavro@uom.gr).

 

IIPPE 2016 Call for panel papers: ‘The Political Economy of EU: the common home of European people or an imperialist integration?’

International Initiative for Promoting Political economy (IIPPE)

2016 Conference

This year’s IIPPE conference is organised in Lisbon, Portugal. The following is a Call for Papers for a panel on the EU.

 

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IIPPE 7th International Conference in Political Economy

‘Political Economy: International Trends and National Differences’

School of Economics & Management, University of Lisbon, Portugal

September 7-9, 2016

 

Call for Papers

‘The Political Economy of EU: the common home of European people or an imperialist integration?’

 

The European integration has been a long-standing and very ambitious project. It began in the post-WW II era in very different from today economic, social and geopolitical circumstances and has evolved till today. During its course it passed through several internal crises as well as major global crises (the 1974 and the 2007-8 ones being the more significant). From its very beginning was a matter of controversy both in general and within Political Economy and the Left. Two major camps emerged (and several sub-divisions). The first camp argues that the European integration project is an imperialist one, pushed forward by the dominant capitals of the Western European countries and aiming to exploit weaker economies and, in its course, to challenge US global supremacy. Thus, it is argued that the European integration is internally divided in at least two groups of countries: a dominant euro-centre and a dominated euro-periphery. Consequently, the task of the Left is to dismantle this reactionary project. The second camp argues that, despite any conservative hegemonies and later neoliberal foundations, the European integration is an inherently progressive process as it sets aside national conflicts and leads to a unified social and economic space in which the European working class has to struggle with the European capital for hegemony. Therefore, this camp supports pan-European initiatives for democratizing and/or socializing the European integration.

The 2007-8 global capitalist crisis brought to the fore with invigorated force this controversy. After some initial mainstream musing about decoupling between the US and the European Union (EU) economies, the latter were engulfed in an ongoing crisis centred on the European Monetary Union (EMU) but also spread to the whole of the European integration. The division between euro-core and euro-periphery became more pronounced, brutal austerity programmes were imposed on many euro-periphery countries under the auspices of troikas (EU-IMF-ECB) and social and national tensions erupted. Questions like leaving the EMU (like Grexit) or leaving the EU (like the Brexit) came to the fore and are hotly debated both generally and within Political Economy and the Left.

This panel aims to study this issue. It aspires to gather contributions analyzing subjects like:

  • The economic, social and political nature of the European integration
  • Theories and approaches studying it (e.g. uneven and combined development, convergence)
  • Specific economic mechanisms (e.g. EMU, current account and trade imbalances)
  • Comparisons between EU economies
  • Geopolitical issues

Abstracts (500 words maximum) should be submitted by April 1, 2016. To submit your abstract, please go to the Electronic Proposal Form and carefully follow the instructions there. (All deadlines are listed at the link.)

For more general information about IIPPE, the working groups and the conference, please visit our website. For details on the panel, you can contact Stavros Mavroudeas (smavro@uom.gr).