Rethinking Economics in a Post-truth World

Goldsmiths, University of London

Saturday 1st July 2017

09:30am – 6:00pm

The rise of populism and ‘post-truth’ politics is a rejection of a narrow, technocratic vision of economics. The distance between technical economic expertise and the democratic public sphere is a failing of economics. How can alternative perspectives on economic life contribute to more participatory and inclusive economic debates? What might rival disciplines contribute here?

The students of Goldsmiths Rethinking Economics Society and PERC, bring together a series of trans-disciplinary lectures and workshops based around demystifying economics. The day will consist of lectures, workshops and film screenings, with themes ranging from anthropological perspectives on the economy, to platform cooperatives, environmental policy, and decolonising economics. The talks and interactive workshops aim to inspire a broader definition of economics, and through a pluralist and multi-disciplinary lens, confront the prevailing power of economics, and its role in contemporary political debates.

To purchase a ticket for £5, please visit the eventbrite page

Speakers include:

  • Brett Scott, Campaigner and author of ‘The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money’
  • Joe Earle, Co-author of The Econocracy
  • Will Davies, PERC, Goldsmiths University
  • Johnna Montgomerie Lecturer in Economics, Goldsmiths University
  • Anastasia Nesvetailova, Director of PERC, City University
  • Ozlem Onaran, Director of Political Economy Research Centre, University of Greenwich
  • Daniela Gabor, Professor of Economics and Macro-Finance UWE
  • Aeron Davis, Co-Director PERC, Goldsmiths University
  • Tony Norfield, author of The City
  • Clea Borne, Lecturer in Promotional Media, Goldsmiths University
  • Massimiliano Mollona, Filmmaker and Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, Goldsmiths University
  • Dan Bailey, Researcher at SPERI, University of Sheffield
  • Jack Throrpe, Fairmondo
  • The econmy.org team

More to be revealed soon!