Thinking About Money

17th Jan 2017

Thinking about money

Symposium and launch of Marxist Monetary Theory by Costas Lapavitsas 

18 January 2017, 5.30 pm Wolfson Lecture Theatre (Senate House)

Key note: Costas Lapavitsas, SOAS Department of Economics

Panel debate: Geoff Ingham, University of Cambridge, Nigel Dodd, London School of Economics and Engelbert Stockhammer, Kingston University.

“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 the SOAS Department of Economics, in collaboration with the Department of Development Studies.

SOAS Poster

For more information: www.soas.ac.uk/economics 

Organiser: Antonio Andreoni (aa155@soas.ac.uk)