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Prof Jan Toporowski Inaugural: Michał Kalecki and Oskar Lange in the 21st Century

Jan Toporowski
Professor Jan Toporowski

Date: 18 April 2012Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 18 April 2012Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Inaugural Lecture

Oskar Lange (1904-1965) and Michał Kalecki (1899-1970) are the two Polish economists who had a major impact on economics in the twentieth century; principally on Marxian and
Keynesian economics, but also on development economics. The lecture examines their legacy and why they should be in the mainstream of economics in the twenty-first century.

Jan Toporowski studied Economics at Birkbeck College, London, and the University of Birmingham. He worked in fund management for the Church Commissioners for England, as an international economist for Standard Chartered Bank and the Economist Intelligence Unit and, most recently in 2005, as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Bank of Finland. In 2003 he joined SOAS with a Leverhulme Fellowship to write an intellectual biography of Kalecki, an endeavour that continues to be frustrated by his duties as Head of the Department of Economics since 2009.

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Professor Jan Toporowski's Inaugural Lecture - Michał Kalecki and Oskar Lange in the 21st Century

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