2018 Conference on The Global Knowledge of Economic Inequality: The Measurement of Income and Wealth Distribution since 1945

German Historical Institute London Date: 15-17 November 2018 Closing date: 28 February 2018 Economic inequality has become one of the most contentious political topics of our time, and statistics on income and wealth disparities have come to play an increasingly important role in modern political culture, influencing public debates about distributional questions, societal self-descriptions and … More 2018 Conference on The Global Knowledge of Economic Inequality: The Measurement of Income and Wealth Distribution since 1945

The Rise of the Global Corporation and the Polarization of the Managerial Class in the US

By Ramaa Vasudevan, This article seeks to understand the sharp divergence in the earnings of top managerial executives in the US since the 1980s, within the historical context of the evolution and transformation of the corporate landscape through the 20th century. In particular, as US multinational corporations expanded their reach to the global market at … More The Rise of the Global Corporation and the Polarization of the Managerial Class in the US

Call for Chapters – Geobanking in the world-system: links between States’ geopolitical strategies, finance & globalization

Analyses of the financial system from various disciplines has yet to fully explore the connections between the geopolitical and geoeconomic discourses shaping States’ public finance and foreign policy, the role and localization of financial institutions and the evolution of international patterns of firms. Such topics are becoming increasingly relevant, as evidenced in a speech held … More Call for Chapters – Geobanking in the world-system: links between States’ geopolitical strategies, finance & globalization

New Book: Finance Capital Today – Corporations and Banks in the Lasting Global Slump

by François Chesnais. From Haymarket Books: Across the world, economic recovery, growth and investment are – at best – slow. At the same time, shares, derivatives and other financial instruments are traded in vast quantities with unprecedented rapidity. In accounting for this divergence between the apparent fortunes of the underlying ‘real’ economy and the world … More New Book: Finance Capital Today – Corporations and Banks in the Lasting Global Slump

New Book: Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited – Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump

By Joseph E. Stiglitz. From W.W. Norton: In this crucial expansion and update of his landmark bestseller, renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz addresses globalization’s new discontents in the United States and Europe. Immediately upon publication, Globalization and Its Discontents became a touchstone in the globalization debate by demonstrating how the International … More New Book: Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited – Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump