MMT 1st Summer School in Poznań

MODERN MONETARY THEORY SUMMER SCHOOL IN POZNAŃ

 

Organizers: Edward Lipiński Foundation and Heterodox Publishing House.
Date: 8th – 12th of September, 2021.
Venue: Poznań, Poland.

Deadline for applications: 31st of March, 2021.

Event: https://www.facebook.com/MMT.School.in.Poznan/

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

 

The School is intended for economics students, PhD students, practitioners and early-career researchers interested in Modern Monetary Theory. We provide an international learning environment for those interested in deepening their knowledge of the modern money: its origins, the fiscal-monetary nexus, the tax-driven theory of money, and the MMT-based policy proposals, such as Job Guarantee and Green New Deal. Over five days, participants will have an opportunity of attending lectures, presenting their findings and ideas, as well as discussing them with highly competent faculty. They will also take part in workshops and seminars that will improve their analytical skills.

 

The application procedure, topics and events covered during the School and a short description of MMT can be found below.

Application procedure

 

We encourage all prospective participants to send us a short Letter of Application (max. 600 words) along with the CV. Application letter should cover three areas: (i) your economic and possibly research interests; (ii) personal statement outlining your interest in the Summer School; (iii) how did you learn about the MMT.

 

The applications should be sent by email to: m.czachor@fundacjalipinskiego.pl and g.bachurewicz@fundacjalipinskiego.pl

 

The application deadline is the 31st of March, 2021. Applicants will be informed about the acceptance decision until the 30th of April, 2021.

 

 

School’s confirmed speakers:

 

  • Dirk Ehnts (Technische Universität Chemnitz),
  • Bill Mitchell (University of Newcastle, NSW Australia),
  • Eric Tymoigne (Lewis & Clark College, Portland),
  • Alla Semonova (State University of New York, Potsdam),
  • Zdravka Todorova (Wright State University),
  • L. Randall Wray (Levy Economics Institute),
  • Maurice Höfgen (Research Associate of Fabio De Masi).

 

 

Special events connected to the MMT Summer School:

 

  • Book launch of the Polish edition of Pavlina R. Tcherneva’s book titled „The Case for a Job Guarantee”
  • Book launch and discussion about the Polish edition of the Stephanie Kelton’s book titled “The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy”
  • Seminar “Framing the MMT for economic journalists”
  • Seminar “Framing the MMT for lawyers, politicians and political activists”
  • Screening of the film “Finding the Money”

Application and organizational details 

 

The School is organized by the Edward Lipiński Foundation for Promoting Economic Pluralism in cooperation with the “Heterodox” Publishing House.

For more information, please contact the Organizing Committee through email: m.czachor@fundacjalipinskiego.pl, g.bachurewicz@fundacjalipinskiego.pl or facebook.

 

Application deadline: 31 March 2021.

Acceptance decision: 30 April 2021.

 

Applications should be sent to: m.czachor@fundacjalipinskiego.pl and g.bachurewicz@fundacjalipinskiego.pl

 

School’s fee: 220 EUR/1000 PLN

The fee covers lunches, coffee breaks and the special events connected to the School. Budget accommodation (ca. 15 EUR/night) can be provided by organizers upon request.

Deadline for payment: 15 May 2021.

 

The Organizing Committee:

Marcin Czachor (Heterodox Economics Publishing House and Edward Lipiński Foundation)

Gracjan R. Bachurewicz (University of Warsaw and Edward Lipiński Foundation)

What is MMT?

 

The rising popularity of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is both intellectually and politically exciting phenomenon. Several years ago, it was an obscure idea only a bunch of heterodox economists and a few academic articles and books talked about. Today, it has captured the imagination of many, including politicians, central bankers, policymakers, journalists, publicists, bloggers, activists, and a rising number of new generation of economists. MMT proponents see the theory not only as the actual description of the current fiat money system, but also as a tool that enables us to deal with rising social inequalities, labour market problems and the climate crisis. As such, MMT is also a theoretical vindication of the importance of active role of the state and the use of its fiscal policy to deliver better economic and social outcomes for everyone. MMTers argue that fiscal policy is the most important tool to achieve full employment (i.e. keeping up demand) and economic growth, while, at the same time, helping to revitalize the public institutions, politics and democracies.

 

In order to meet the growing need of the public to learn the principles and the more advanced concepts of the Modern Monetary Theory, Edward Lipiński Foundation for Promoting Economic Pluralism and Heterodox Economics Publishing House have decided to launch the 1st edition of MMT Summer School in Poznań.

 

Modern Monetary Theory Summer School in Poznań is the first of its kind MMT event in Europe. The School’s lecturers include, among others, Profesors L. Randall Wray and William Mitchell – the founding fathers of MMT, and Profesors Zdravka Todorova (specializing in feminist economics) and Alla Semenova (a researcher in the field of monetary systems of the ancient Mesopotamia and Greece).