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17:30 - 19:30 20 May 2013

Lecture: The crisis of the "liberal–productivist model" of development: a regulationist analysis, an ecologist response


G04 Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre | Anatomy Building (link Map)
UCL | Gower Street | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

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Alain Lipietz, Former Member of the European Parliament, Alain Lipietz is a French engineer, economist and politician and an elected representative of the French Green Party and has served as a Member of the European Parliament between 1999 and 2009. He was rapporteur to UNESCO on the Earth Summit (Rio 1992) during the negotiations. His main focus are macroeconomics, social policy, international and regional economics. He has written hundreds of articles, and approximately 20 books which have been translated into many languages.

Officially opened by the crash of Lehman Brothers, and today turning into a crisis of sovereign debts, the present crisis already appears to be as serious as the Great Depression of the Thirties. Yet, a financial crisis is the expression of the exhaustion of a “model of capitalist development”. This is the crisis the “liberal-productivist model” that stemmed from early eighties to nowadays.

First, we sum up the components of the late model of capitalist development, using the tools of the “regulation approach”. Second, we scrutinise the interweaving of social, economic, and ecological factors in the crisis from 2007 until today. Third, we stretch out the blue prints for a specifically “Green” Deal. We conclude with the difficulties of implementing such a deal.


Dr Romola Sanyal
+44 (0)207 679 1111 | r.sanyal@ucl.ac.uk


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