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Open Political Economy Group (OPEG)

Summary and Aims

In the aftermath of the global economic crisis, there has been an upsurge of interest in political economy that seeks to rejuvenate thinking about the functioning of capitalism and to develop alternatives to received orthodoxy.

In order to give this work at the OU a more visible external presence, academics and research students from different faculties have come together to form the Open Political Economy Group (OPEG). Interdisciplinary in approach and drawing on the best traditions of The Open University, OPEG is open to and critical of different traditions and history, including those of Marx, Keynes and Minsky.

The group is led by Dimitris Sotiropoulos and Andrew Trigg and members are drawn mainly from within IKD, including participants from the Faculty of Business and Law and the Faculty of Arts and of Social Sciences. You can keep up to date with OPEG's activities on Twitter: @OpenPEgroup.

Members

Leslie Budd
Lorena Lombardozzi
Alan Shipman
Dimitris Sotiropoulos
Daniele Tori
Hanna Szymborska
Andrew Trigg

Members also include a lively and active group of full-time research students based in the Milton Keynes area:

Ariane Hillig
Supervisors: Dimitris Sotiropoulos and Andrew Trigg
José Bruno Fevereiro
Supervisors: Dimitris Sotiropoulos, Andrew Trigg and Constantinos Repapis (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Maria Gomez Benitez
Supervisors: Leslie Budd and Andrew Trigg
Carolyn Keber
Supervisors: Dimitris Sotiropoulos and Janette Rutterford
Antonis Kyparissis
Supervisors: Dimitris Sotiropoulos, Janette Rutterford, Daniele Tori
Pedro Siqueira Machado
Supervisors: Leslie Budd and Andrew Trigg
Graeme Smith
Supervisors: Dimitris Sotiropoulos and Andrew Trigg
Davide Villani
Supervisors: Dimitris Sotiropoulos and Andrew Trigg

Events

Multisectoral Analysis and Global Trade
30 November 2018, Goldsmiths, University of London

Financialised inclusion? Early-Career Researcher Masterclass on the Critical Understanding of Personal Finance within Global Financial Markets
23 May 2018, The Open University in London

Regional Dimensions to Industrial Strategy Workshop - Belfast
28-29 September 2017, The Open University in Ireland, Belfast

In defence of the balance of payments constrained growth hypothesis: some insights from a multi-sectoral approach
19 September 2017, The Open University, Milton Keynes

Input-Output and Multisectoral Analysis: Theory and Applications
16 - 17 May 2017, The Open University, Milton Keynes

Socialist Optimism: A Panel Discussion
7 December 2016, Senate House, London

Insights into Methodological Approaches in Economic Research
30 November 2016, The Open University in London

Inequality, Wages and Finance
29 November 2016, The Open University in London

A European Dimension to Brexit
13 June 2016, The Open University in London

Ricardo Conference
2 - 3 June 2016, SOAS, University of London

Money, Debt and Finance: Towards a Political Economy of Financial Innovation
26 June 2015, The Open University in London

Distribution, Work and Employment: Identifying the Problems
ESRC seminar, 5 June 2015, The Open University in London

Workshop on Multisectoral Production Economics
31 January 2014, The Open University in London

Contact

To find out more, please contact Dimitris Sotiropoulos or Andrew Trigg.