Conference program

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International Conference

Eighty Years since The General Theory

Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, 13-15 October 2016
Torino, Via Principe Amedeo 34



2 pm

Welcome Addresses

  • Luigi R. Einaudi (American Academy of Diplomacy)
  • Terenzio Cozzi (Fondazione Luigi Einaudi)
  • Federico Revelli (Dipartimento di Economia e Statistica “Cognetti de Martiis”)

2:30 pm

Invited Lecture

  • Robert Skidelsky (University of Warwick)
    What is Essential about Keynes?

3:30 pm

I. Keynes’s Social Philosophy and Method:  A Political Vision and a Theoretical Approach for Analyzing “Problems of Organic Unity”

Chair: Robert Skidelsky (University of Warwick)

  • John Davis (Marquette University and University of Amsterdam)
    The Continuing Relevance of Keynes’s Philosophical Thinking: Uncertainty, Complexity, Reflexivity
  • Sheila Dow (University of Stirling and University of Victoria in Canada)
    Keynes’s Social Philosophy and Method applied to Monetary Reform
  • Roberto Marchionatti, Mario Cedrini (Università di Torino)
    The Modernity of an Un-Modern Economist
  • Ravi Kanbur (Cornell University)
    The End of Laissez-Faire, the End of History, and the Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Discussant: Anna Carabelli (Università del Piemonte Orientale)



9:15 am

II. In Defense of “Policy Space”: Keynes and the Management of Domestic Economies

Chair: David Vines (University of Oxford)

  • Peter Clarke (University of Cambridge)
    Rules and Discretion in the Making of Economic Policy
  • Francesco Saraceno (OFCE SciencesPo, Paris)
    When Keynes Goes to Brussels: A Fiscal Rule for the EMU. Is It Desirable?
  • Vittorio Valli (Università di Torino)
    Economic Policies during the ‘Great Recession’ in Italy and in the United States: A Comparative and Critical View

Discussant: Ivo Maes (National Bank of Belgium)

2:15 pm

III. Keynes’s Global Reform Plans: Suggestions for a New International Economic Order

Chair: Peter Clarke (University of Cambridge)

  • David Vines (University of Oxford)
    What Keynes Actually Did in the Run-up of Bretton Woods and the Relevance of His Action
  • Jörg Bibow (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, NY)
    Symmetric Global Order with National Self-determination and No Hegemon: Vision and Reality
  • Luca Fantacci (Università Bocconi, Milano)
    Reconciling Money and Goods: The Complementarity between Keynes’s Commodity and Currency Plans for the Postwar World

Discussant: Maria Cristina Marcuzzo (Università di Roma La Sapienza)

5 pm

IV. Final Considerations

  • Peter Clarke (University of Cambridge)
  • Hirokazu Miyazaki (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University)



9:15 am

Special session: Young Scholars

Chair: Matthew Evangelista (Cornell University)

  • Daniyal Khan (Beaconhouse National University, Lahore)
    Reading the General Theory as Economic Sociology: A Broader Interpretation of an Economic Classic
  • Emanuele Citera (Università di Torino)
    A Simple Language for a Complex World: Keynesian Foundations of Complexity Economics
  • Kurt von Seekamm Jr. (Salem State University, Massachussets)
    A Modern Interpretation of Keynes’ Analysis of Speculation in the Professional Financial Markets and the Impact of the Allocation of Talent
  • Lucy Brillant (University of Burgundy)
    Limits of Arbitrage and Interest Rates: A Debate Between Keynes, Hawtrey and Hicks
  • Beniamino Callegari (BI Norwegian Business School)
    From Euthanasia to Dominance and Back Again: The Central Role of Banking in Creating and Destroying Financialization
  • Eugenio Caverzasi (Marche Polytechnic University), Alberto Botta (University of Greenwhich)
    Shadow Banking and the Endogeneity of Money
  • Giovanni Covi (Università di Verona)
    The Euro Area: Trade Imbalances and Growth Differentials. A Minsky-Kaleckian SVAR Approach
  • Daniel Munevar (University of Texas), Marcos Reis (University of Rio de Janeiro)
    The SUCRE: An Expanded Bancor for Latin America?

Discussants: Terenzio Cozzi (Fondazione Luigi Einaudi), John B. Davis (Marquette University and University of Amsterdam), and Dario Togati (Università di Torino)

2:30 pm

Special session: Post-Keynesian Economics and Keynes

Chair: Luigi Pasinetti (Università Cattolica, Milano)

  • Riccardo Bellofiore (Università di Bergamo)
    Keynes within the ‘Hidden Marxian Stream’ in the 20th Century Political Economy: The Discussion on Keynes in Early Italian Circuitism
  • Noemi Levy (National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
    The Monetary Circuit in Keynes and Circuitists and Issues of Development
  • Virginie Monvoisin (Grenoble Ecole de Management)
    Keynes and Monetary Circuit: A Contemporary Approach for a Contemporary Context
  • Jean-François Ponsot (University of Grenoble Alpes)
    Keynes and the Keynesian Revolution in France, 1936-1960
  • Louis-Philippe Rochon (Laurentian University)
    How Post-Keynesian is Keynes on Endogenous Money?

Discussants: Sheila Dow (University of Stirling and University of Victoria in Canada) and Lino Sau (Università di Torino)