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2nd European MMT conference 2021: Links

(Beide Links führen zur Webseite der Konferenz / both links lead you to the website of the conference:

Programm / Programme

September 13, 2021 (Monday)

(online via Youtube; all times are Berlin time, which is Central European Summer Time - CEST)


Welcome remarks by Dirk Ehnts, speaker of the board of Pufendorf-Gesellschaft e.V.


Interview by Dirk Ehnts with Warren Mosler (Valance Co. Inc.): 25 years of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)


Lecture by Alla Semenova (SUNY Potsdam): On the Nature and Origins of Money


Lecture by Zdravka Todorova (Wright State U): MMT, Veblen's Theory, and Feminist Institutional Economics


Lecture by Randall Wray (Levy Institute): The Green New Deal

September 14, 2021 (Tuesday)

(online via Zoom and Youtube)


Panel I: Unions and demand policy, with Friederike Spiecker (economist), Oliver Picek (Momentum Institut Wien) and Lachlan McCall (Treasury Australia)


Panel II: Inequality, with Randall Wray (Levy Institute), Miriam Rehm (University of Duisburg), Dorothea Schäfer (DIW Berlin) and Maurice Höfgen (Pufendorf Gesellschaft)


Lunch break


Panel III: Green New Deal, with Claudia Kemfert (DIW), Asker Voldsgaard (IIPP London), Fadhel Kaboub (Denison University)


Panel IV: Political economy of fiscal policy, with Warren Mosler (Valance Inc.), Achim Truger (German Council of Economic Advisers), Philippa Sigl-Glöckner (Dezernat Zukunft) and Paul Sheard (Harvard Kennedy School)

September 15, 2021 (Wednesday)

online presentations of submitted papers (via Zoom), in no particular order and not complete (yet - will be updated by Monday):

08:00 - 08:45: Moritz Hofmann (Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen): Synergieeffekte zwischen Building Information Modeling und der Modern Monetary Theory

09:00 - 09:45: Stefan Voss: The Gold Standard - Why it failed : An analysis according "The Great Transformation" (1944) by Karl Polanyi

10:00 - 10:45: Tuomas Soila (University of Helsinki): Money in Consumer society and Consumer Research

11:00 - 11:45: Enrico Schicketanz (Universität Erfurt): Redefining Money. Monetary Theories and the Historical Evidence from Iceland

12:00 - 12:45: Ramzi Kebaïli (University Sorbonne Paris-Nord): How to reach monetary sovereignty and apply MMT inside the Eurozone?

13:00 - 13:45: Christopher Olk (IÖW Berlin): Money doesn't grow on all trees: Monetary sovereignty, currency hierarchy and unequal exchange

14:00 - 14:45: Eike Hirschberg: Reorienting economic policy for the developing world

15:00 - 15:45: Tarron Khemraj (New College of Florida): MMT-like activities in a managed exchange rate economy

16:00 - 16:45: Jonathan Wilson: Inflation and Productive Capacity: An Empirical Risk Reduction Model

17:00 - 17:45: Sam Levey (UMKC): Can Buying Prices and Consumer Cooperatives Help Prevent Inflation?

18:00 - 18:45: Giuliano Yajima (University of Rome "Sapienza"): Beyond Job Guarantee: the Employer of Last Resort Scheme as a tool to promote growth and structural change

19:00 - 19:45: Jakob Feinig and Diren Valayden (both Binghamton University): Teaching the Job Guarantee

20:00 - 20:45: Daniel Haim (Bard College, NY): What Jobs Should a Public Job Guarantee Provide? Lessons from Hyman P. Minsky

21:00 - 21:45: Sam Levey (UMKC): Modeling Monopoly Money - Government as the Source of the Price Level and Unemployment

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