e-Conference on the GLOBAL EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGE
An inquiry into the root causes and remedy for the problem of unemployment
We cordially invite you to participate in the first GEC web seminar on November 10, 2009
L. Randall Wray is a professor of economics and research director of the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. He is also a Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College in New York. His current research focuses on providing a critique of orthodox monetary policy, and the development of an alternative approach. He also publishes extensively in the areas of full employment policy and the monetary theory of production. With President Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, he is working to publish, or republish, the work of the late financial economist Hyman P. Minsky, and is using Minsky’s approach to analyze the current global financial crisis. He is the author of Money and Credit in Capitalist Economies, 1990, and Understanding Modern Money: The Key to Full Employment and Price Stability, 1998. He is also coeditor of, and a contributor to, Money, Financial Instability, and Stabilization Policy, 2006, and Keynes for the 21st Century: The Continuing Relevance of The General Theory, 2008.
For a complete list of Professor Wray’s publications and links to working papers, click here
Professor Wray will make a presentation and start off a discussion on the prospects for full employment and the potential application of employment guarantee programs in USA and other countries.
His presentation will be followed by panel discussion.
The entire two-hour seminar will be recorded as an audio/video webcast and hosted on the GEC conference site after the meeting.
To participate in the panel discussion – computer with webcam and skype audio or telephone access
To view and listen to the seminar – computer with headset or speakers
To listen to the seminar only – telephone uplink
If you will participate in the audio discussion by phone, please give the country code and phone number on which you want to be contacted
Send your reply to GECteam@worldacademy.org
GEC PROJECT TEAM
November 5, 2009