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Leaders: Arturo Hermann & Maria Alejandra Madi

Discussion Forum Sessions

I. The Financialisation of the Economy

  1. Carmelo Ferlito, “The Malaysian Property Boom and Bust Cycle: History Repeating?”
  2. Jake Jennings, “The Crisis and the Asset Driven Household”
  3. Pushpangadan Mangari, “Impact of Financialization: View from India”
  4. Teodoro Dario Togati, “Financialization and the ‘New Normal’. At the Root of the Aggregate Demand Problem Undermining New Capitalism”
  5. Gianni Vaggi, “Financial Mercantilism and Developing Countries”

II. Investment, Employment and Working Conditions

  1. Maria Alejandra Madi, “Pension Funds: Key Issues after the Global Crisis”
  2. Zeeshan, Geetilaxmi Mohapatra, and A K Giri, “Rural Nonfarm Enterprises Diversification, Farm Income and Consumption Expenditure in Different Agroecological Zones of India: Evidence from Longitudinal Farm Households”
  3. Edoardo Pizzoli, “The Green Economy: a Technological Option against
    Economic Crisis?”
  4. Azzurra Rinaldi, ”Female Entrepreneurs, the Crisis and Access to Credit: the Italian Case”
  5. Cameron M. Weber, “Some Observations on the Structure of the Labor
    Market after the Great Recession”

III. Social, Economic and Political Imbalances

  1. Guglielmo Forges Davanzati, “The Monetary Theory of Production and the Modern Money Theory: A Critical Assessment”
  1. Guglielmo Forges Davanzati, “Income Inequalities, Public Debt and Social Cohesion: A Postkeynesian-Institutional Approach”
  2. Arturo Hermann, “The Economic Imbalances of our Time and the
    Perspective of Circular Economy”
  3. Davide Gualerzi, “Stagnation in A Historical Perspective”
  4. Laurence A. Krause, “Marx on Credit, Agency Problems, and Crises”
  5. Rodrigo Pérez Artica, “The impact of excess capacity over the investment falloff”

IV. Institutional Challenges and Alternatives

  1. Jesper Jespersen, “The European Monetary Union Failed because of
    Misunderstood Macroeconomics”
  2. Laszlo Kulin, “Alternative institutional frameworks at national and
    supranational level”
  3. Mogens Ove Madsen, “Institutional Challenges and Alternatives: Revision of Fiscal Rules in the EU”
  4. Constantine E. Passaris, “The Transformational Role of The Great
    Recession for Economic Governance”

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WEA CONFERENCES are OPEN ACCESS. The World Economics Association strives to make its conferences accessible for all people around the world. The aim of the WEA ONLINE CONFERENCES is to enlarge the number of participants and to extend the period of discussion to provide for more developed exchanges than in typical, location-based conferences.  WEA Conferences strive to be on the forefront of innovations in communicating and discussing high-quality research.

Each WEA CONFERENCE begins with a pre-conference stage with the announcement of the call, registration and selection of papers, culminating in a Discussion Forum. The interactive format of Conferences provide an online forum for visitors and commentators. All participants will be able to send comments on specific papers, or to contribute to a general discussion on the conference theme.

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