SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Policies for Investment and Equality-led Sustainable Development in the Age of Globalisation and Financialisation

Özlem Onaran

Date: 21 November 2017Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 21 November 2017Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: DLT

Type of Event: Seminar

This talk presents the empirical evidence about the race to the bottom in labour’s share in income in developing countries and the linkages between financialisation, income distribution, growth, investment and productivity. The presentation concludes with alternative progressive policies based on a coordinated policy mix of wage increases and public investment, and addresses the political aspects and barriers to an equality-led development.

Özlem Onaran is Professor of Economics at the University of Greenwich and Director of the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre. She has done extensive research on issues of inequality, wage-led growth, employment, globalisation, gender, and crises. She has directed research projects for the International Labour Organisation, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Foundation of European Progressive Studies, the Vienna Chamber of Labour, the Austrian Science Foundation, and Unions21. She is member of the Scientific Committee of the Foundation of European Progressive Studies, Scientific Advisory Board of Hans Boeckler Foundation, and the Policy Advisory Group of the Women's Budget Group. She has more than seventy articles in books and peer reviewed journals such as Cambridge Journal of Economics, World Development, Environment and Planning A, Public Choice, Economic Inquiry, European Journal of Industrial Relations, International Review of Applied Economics, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Eastern European Economics, and Review of Political Economy.

Organiser: Feyzi Ismail

Contact email: fi2@soas.ac.uk