SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Dimensions of Monopoly Capitalism: The Case of Korean Chaebols

Farwa Sial (University of Manchester)

Date: 18 March 2020Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 18 March 2020Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: SALT

Type of Event: Seminar

Korean Chaebols (family business conglomerates) have been at the heart of the state-capital relations and industrial strategy, conceptualised as the ‘Developmental State’. The historical evolution and expansion of Chaebols has been observed as a multifaceted phenomenon which is a source of growth as well as a product of limited regulation. The latter is a concern owing to Chaebols’ high concentration and extensive diversification across every sector of the economy. This talk looks at the rise and expansion of Chaebol as a feature of Monopoly Capitalism and contributes to on-going research on late capitalism.

Speaker Biography

Farwa Sial is a Post-doctoral research Fellow for Effective States in International Development (ESID) at the Global Development Institute (GDI) in the University of Manchester.

Organiser: Dr Sophie Van Huellen

Contact email: sv8@soas.ac.uk

Contact Tel: 020 7898 4543