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Roberto Scazzieri


Department of Economics

Academic discipline: SECS-P/01 Economics


Roberto Scazzieri: Seminar 'Political Economy of Economic Theory', Goldsmiths, University of London, 23 Jan 2018, 5:00pm - 6:45pm, RHB-140, Richard Hoggart Building

This aim of the seminar is to outline the foundations of a political economy approach to economic theory and to chart lines of further research in the field. Its starting point will be the distinction between two fundamental approaches in economic theory: the exchange-based approach (Hicks's 'catallactics') and the production-based approach (Hicks's 'plutology'). It will be argued that catallactics and plutology highlight alternative economic arrangements for the provision of material needs and different political conditions for those economic arrangements to be feasible and implemented. These distinctions highlight different interfaces between the economic and political spheres and different approaches to the role of economic theory with respect to policy decisions.


Published on: January 21 2019