Contemporary Issues in Economics and Policy

A Seminar Series hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Theories of Economic Growth and Crisis: Alternative Perspectives

Alternative perspectives in economics generally treat crises as endogenous features of the economic system. Such perspectives include Austrian economics, complexity economics, feminist economics, institutional economics, Post-Keynesian economics and Marxist economics. These perspectives contrast with mainstream economics which generally treats crises as external ‘shocks’ to an otherwise stable economic equilibrium. In this presentation, Professor Andrew Brown will cover the core conception of economic crisis found in alternative perspectives and bring out some essential policy conclusions.

This seminar, including time for subsequent questions, will take place in the London offices of HMRC on Tuesday 12th December and will be repeated at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School on

Tuesday 19th December at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Lecture Theatre G34

Please go to to register for the Manchester session.

The schedule of 19th December is as follows:

5:00 p.m.            Arrival and registration

5:30 p.m.            Professor Brown will speak on “Theories of Economic Growth and Crisis:                                  Alternative Perspectives.”

6:30 p.m.            Q&A

Andrew Brown is Professor of Economics and Political Economy at the University of Leeds. His research covers the political economy of finance, infrastructure, resource recovery and robot technology. He has worked with national and local Government and diverse private stakeholders and civil society organisations.

In conjunction with Manchester Metropolitan University Future Economies Research Centre

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