17th November 2023
Community-led Policy Innovation for Local Food-Growing is a seminar that will present a pilot study funded by the OSC programme.
16th November 2023
Drawing from recent publications below, the seminar explores the role of critical development policies, and emergent theoretical paradigms.
25th October 2023
OU Economics is proud to celebrate a recently published collaborative book on feminism and sovereign debt, edited by Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky (CONICET) and Mariana Rulli (UNRN).
20th June 2023
Privatisation policies have been heavily promoted worldwide by governments and international agencies using the claim that markets will do better at allocating resources and improve inefficient and under-invested public sector systems.
25th May 2023
The Covid crisis and financial turbulence of September 2022 exposed the linkages between pension funds and short-term liquidity, casting doubts about their ability to act as patient investors, especially as stabilising forces during crises. In this seminar, Jennifer Churchill, senior lecturer at UWE, Bristol Business School, and Bruno Bonizzi, Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, Business School, will talk about the persion funds and market tumult.
18th April 2023
The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and OU Economics are delighted to host the Book Launch of Imperialism and the Political Economy of Global South's Debt, where experts connect the history of this issue with a range of factors including class dynamics, the changing landscape of sovereign debt markets, the global liquidity cycle, the enduring constraints of commodity dependence, ecological sustainability and the limitations of the current ad hoc sovereign debt restructuring procedures.
9th March 2023
The Open University Economics Seminar Series is honoured to host Chiara Putaturo (Oxfam), Baba Aye (Public Services International) and Lucia Pradella (King’s College London) as they discuss the driving forces for the on-going wave of protests and strikes. The event will be chaired by Julia Ngozi Chukwuma (The Open University).
15th December 2022
The Open University Economics Seminar Series is honoured to host the First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford and Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt as they discuss the Welsh basic income pilot for people leaving care. The event will be introduced and chaired by Rajiv Prabhakar.
16th November 2022
Olena Borodyna, Senior Transition Risk Analyst from the Overseas Development Institute and Basani Baloyi from the Institute for Economic Justice in South Africa will discuss the challenges posed in the climate–security nexus.
22nd June 2022
This talk explores the concept of essential work using a global feminist social reproduction perspective. Based on research conducted in the first phase of the pandemic, it shows that the meaning of essential work in essential work legislations/classifications is more ambiguous and politicised than it may appear.