False Dichotomies Conference Mini School
CIGI Campus, Waterloo, Canada November 15-16, 2012

What’s behind the increases in inequality in many economies over the last 30-40 years – and what are the consequences? What do alternative theories of justice say about the importance of equality of opportunity? If you are a PhD student and you are interested in these and related questions, please see the details below on how to apply for the mini course on inequality.

Is it possible that wages and prices destabilize modern economies, rather than adjust to maintain full employment? What do agent-based models of financial markets teach us about financial instability and the likelihood of crisis? If these and related question are of interest to you, we have a course for you too.

The conference False Dichotomies, organized by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), will take place at the CIGI Campus in Waterloo, Canada,  November 16-17, 2012. To view the conference program, click on the agenda tab above. INET’s Young Scholars Initiative offers two mini courses for PhD students in the 24 hours before the main conference, i.e. from 2-5pm on Thursday, November 15, and from 9am-12pm on Friday, November 16. Read the detailed course descriptions below.

Mini Course A Inequality - Course Description
Peter Skott, University of Massachusetts
Roberto Veneziani, Queen Mary University London

Mini Course B Instability - Course Description
Steven Fazzari, Washington University
Blake LeBaron, Brandeis International Business School

The application process is now closed.