MMT 2nd Summer School in Poznań

MMT 2nd Summer School in poznań

Organizers: Edward Lipiński Foundation and Heterodox Publishing House
Date: 10 – 14 August, 2022
Venue: Poznań, Mostowa 10 Street, Poland

Deadline for applications: 8 July, 2022

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

Program: MMT 2nd Summer School’s Call for Applications

 

 

The second edition of the MMT Summer School in Poznań is intended for economics students, PhD students, practitioners and early-career researchers interested in the Modern Monetary Theory. We provide an international learning environment for those interested in deepening their knowledge of the modern money: its origins, the notion of tax-driven money, inflation, modeling MMT’s price theory, and the MMT-based policy proposals, such as Job Guarantee and Green New Deal. The School is a hybrid event that features mostly in-person lectures, a special event as well as two online lectures.

 

Over five days, participants will have an opportunity of attending lectures, presenting their views and ideas, as well as discussing them with highly competent faculty. They will also take part in the special event that focuses on the climate crisis and how we can pay for a Green New Deal from the MMT perspective.

 

The participants will also improve their critical thinking and analytical skills by attending lectures on modeling economic cycles, complexity and MMT in Minsky.

 

The application procedure, topics, events connected to 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 a short 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.

 

To apply for the MMT Summer School please follow this link.

 

Applicants will be informed about the acceptance decision in mid July 2022.

 

School’s confirmed speakers:

 

  • Dirk Ehnts (Technische Universität Chemnitz)
  • Steve Keen (University College London)
  • Alexander Valchyshen (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
  • L. Randall Wray (Levy Economics Institute)
  • Yeva Nersisyan (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
  • James Juniper (University of Newcastle)
  • Iwo Augustyński (Wroclaw University of Economics and Business)
  • Sam Levey (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
  • Steven Hail (Torrens University)

 

Online lectures by:

 

  • L. Randall Wray who will speak on „The Value of Money”
  • Steven Hail who will deliver a lecture on „Modern Monetary Theory and Ecological Economics”

 

Special event connected to MMT 2nd Summer School:

 

  • „Can we afford a Green New Deal: an MMT approach” with Yeva Nersisyan

Application and organizational details 

 

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

For more information, please contact the Organizing Team by email: m.czachor@fundacjalipinskiego.pl, g.bachurewicz@fundacjalipinskiego.pl, f.lubinski@fundacjalipinskiego.pl, d.andrejuk@fundacjalipinskiego.pl or facebook.

 

Application deadline: 8 July, 2022

Acceptance decision: mid July 2022

Deadline for payment: 20 July, 2022

 

 

School fee: 220 EUR/ 1000 PLN

Early birds: 190 EUR / 900 PLN if your application is submitted before the 20th of June.

 

The fee covers lunches, coffee breaks and the special event „Can we afford a Green New Deal: an MMT approach”. The number of the MMT School’s participants is limited to 30-40 people.

 

Details for the foreign transfer:

Beneficiary account: PL 75102040270000110215821962

Beneficiary name: 

FUNDACJA IM. E. LIPIŃSKIEGO

NA RZECZ PROMOCJI PLURALIZMU W NAUKACH EKONOMICZNYCH

Mostowa 10 Street

Poznań 61-854

Poland

 

Beneficiary bank name: Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski SA

 

Beneficiary bank code: BPKOPLPW

 

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The Organizing Team:

Marcin Czachor (Heterodox Publishing House)

Gracjan R. Bachurewicz (Gdańsk University of Technology)

Filip Lubinski (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Dariusz Andrejuk (University of Bialystok)

 

Media partners:

 

Rethinking Economics Gdańsk

What is MMT?

 

The rising popularity of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is both intellectually and politically exciting phenomenon that has greatly changed the economic thinking over recent years. Some time 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. MMT economists 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 general public to learn the principles and somewhat more advanced concepts behind the Modern Monetary Theory, Edward Lipiński Foundation and Heterodox Publishing House have decided to launch the 2nd 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, Professor L. Randall Wray – one of the founders of MMT.