Stabilising an unequal economy?
|IMK in der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung
|Berlin, Best Western Premier Hotel Steglitz International
Minsky's question of how to stabilise an unstable economy is obviously of renewed importance today. But are the present policies merely stabilising an unsustainable accumulation regime based on income polarisation and the dominance of financial markets? What are the economic and political implications of rising public debt? How can financial regulation contribute to stability as well as equity?
The submission of papers in the following areas was encouraged: Financial instability and financial regulation; the future role of fiscal policy and the economic and social implications of rising public debt; income distribution and the causes of the crisis; distributional effects of the stabilisation policies; jobless recovery and alternatives for full employment; changes in the accumulation regime: return to business-as-usual? What are the alternatives?