Dr Michael Beggs

PhD University of Sydney
Senior Lecturer

China studies centre

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 6845

Biographical details

Mike’s research concentrates on the evolution of economic policy. His recent book is a history of macroeconomic policy in Australia. It focuses on counter-inflation strategy as something that transformed state involvement in many aspects of the modern capitalist economy: money and finance, the labour market, fiscal policy and foreign exchange. He is currently working on a grant-funded project to study the relationship between financial innovation and central banking in China. His interests include the history of monetary theory and policy, post-Keynesian economic theory, Marxian state theory and economic sociology.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Testing the survival constraint: financialisation and the Federal Reserve's operating framework Oliver LEVINGSTON

Selected grants

2015

  • Financial innovation and central banking in China: a money view; Deer L, Beggs M, Jefferis C, Yuxin A; Institute for New Economic Thinking (USA)/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Beggs, M. (2015). Inflation and the Making of Macroeconomic Policy, 1945-85. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]

Book Chapters

  • Beggs, M., Bryan, R., Rafferty, M. (2016). Shoplifters of the World Unite! Law and Culture in Financialized Times. In Jaafar Aksikas and Sean Johnson Andrews (Eds.), Cultural Studies and the 'Juridical Turn'. Oxford: Routledge (Taylor and Francis). [More Information]

Journals

  • Beggs, M. (2016). Macroeconomics and the Phillips Curve Myth. History of Economics Review, 64(1), 79-84. [More Information]
  • Beggs, M. (2016). The evolution of Australian Monetary Policy in the 1950s. Australian Economic History Review: an Asia-Pacific journal of economic, business and social history. [More Information]
  • Beggs, M. (2016). The state as a creature of money. New Political Economy, , 1-15. [More Information]
  • Beggs, M., Bryan, R., Rafferty, M. (2014). Shoplifters of the World Unite! Law and Culture in Financialized Times. Cultural Studies, 28(5-6), 976-996. [More Information]
  • Beggs, M. (2012). Occupy abundance. Overland, 206(Autumn), 34-38.
  • Beggs, M. (2012). Occupy Economics. Economists' Voice, 9(3), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Beggs, M. (2012). Zombie Marx and modern economics, or how I learned to stop worrying and forget the transformation problem. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 70, 11-24.

Conferences

  • Beggs, M. (2012). Liquidity as a social relation. 38th Eastern Economic Association Annual Meetings 2012, Boston: Eastern Economic Association.
  • Beggs, M. (2012). Marx, Keynes and the central bank. Historical Materialism Conference 2008, United Kingdom: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
  • Beggs, M. (2011). Rethinking liquidity: five propositions. 10th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2011, Sydney: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Beggs, M. (2010). From the 'battles of the banks' to the 'credit squeeze': Australian monetary policy in the long 1950s. 9th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2010, Sydney, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Beggs, M. (2007). Before the storm: the making of Australian anti-inflation policy, 1945-65. Asia-Pacific Economic and Business History Conference APEBH 2007, Australia: Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Beggs, M. (2002). Origins of the 'new economy'. Conference of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Beggs, M. (2016). The void stares back: has the decline of the mass party caused the decline of democracy itself? Jacobin, 20 (Winter).
  • Beggs, M. (2014). A general without an army: Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Jacobin.
  • Beggs, M. (2014). Symposium on Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Jacobin.
  • Beggs, M. (2013). Dollar diplomacy. Symposium on Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, The Making of Global Capitalism. Jacobin.
  • Beggs, M., Ackerman, S. (2013). Don’t mention the war: economics confronts the 'return of the social question'. Jacobin, 11-12 (Spring/Summer).
  • Beggs, M. (2013). Symposium on Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, The Making of Global Capitalism. Jacobin.
  • Beggs, M. (2012). Bubble trouble. Red & Green: the New Zealand Journal of Left Alternatives, 3.
  • Beggs, M. (2012). Debt: The First 500 Pages. Jacobin, Spring/Summer.
  • Beggs, M. (2012). Keynes’ Jetpack. Jacobin, Winter.
  • Beggs, M. (2011). Pessimism of the Will. Jacobin, 2.

2016

  • Beggs, M. (2016). Macroeconomics and the Phillips Curve Myth. History of Economics Review, 64(1), 79-84. [More Information]
  • Beggs, M., Bryan, R., Rafferty, M. (2016). Shoplifters of the World Unite! Law and Culture in Financialized Times. In Jaafar Aksikas and Sean Johnson Andrews (Eds.), Cultural Studies and the 'Juridical Turn'. Oxford: Routledge (Taylor and Francis). [More Information]
  • Beggs, M. (2016). The evolution of Australian Monetary Policy in the 1950s. Australian Economic History Review: an Asia-Pacific journal of economic, business and social history. [More Information]
  • Beggs, M. (2016). The state as a creature of money. New Political Economy, , 1-15. [More Information]
  • Beggs, M. (2016). The void stares back: has the decline of the mass party caused the decline of democracy itself? Jacobin, 20 (Winter).

2015

  • Beggs, M. (2015). Inflation and the Making of Macroeconomic Policy, 1945-85. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]

2014

  • Beggs, M. (2014). A general without an army: Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Jacobin.
  • Beggs, M., Bryan, R., Rafferty, M. (2014). Shoplifters of the World Unite! Law and Culture in Financialized Times. Cultural Studies, 28(5-6), 976-996. [More Information]
  • Beggs, M. (2014). Symposium on Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Jacobin.

2013

  • Beggs, M. (2013). Dollar diplomacy. Symposium on Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, The Making of Global Capitalism. Jacobin.
  • Beggs, M., Ackerman, S. (2013). Don’t mention the war: economics confronts the 'return of the social question'. Jacobin, 11-12 (Spring/Summer).
  • Beggs, M. (2013). Symposium on Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, The Making of Global Capitalism. Jacobin.

2012

  • Beggs, M. (2012). Bubble trouble. Red & Green: the New Zealand Journal of Left Alternatives, 3.
  • Beggs, M. (2012). Debt: The First 500 Pages. Jacobin, Spring/Summer.
  • Beggs, M. (2012). Keynes’ Jetpack. Jacobin, Winter.
  • Beggs, M. (2012). Liquidity as a social relation. 38th Eastern Economic Association Annual Meetings 2012, Boston: Eastern Economic Association.
  • Beggs, M. (2012). Marx, Keynes and the central bank. Historical Materialism Conference 2008, United Kingdom: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
  • Beggs, M. (2012). Occupy abundance. Overland, 206(Autumn), 34-38.
  • Beggs, M. (2012). Occupy Economics. Economists' Voice, 9(3), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Beggs, M. (2012). Zombie Marx and modern economics, or how I learned to stop worrying and forget the transformation problem. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 70, 11-24.

2011

  • Beggs, M. (2011). Pessimism of the Will. Jacobin, 2.
  • Beggs, M. (2011). Rethinking liquidity: five propositions. 10th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2011, Sydney: Society of Heterodox Economists.

2010

  • Beggs, M. (2010). From the 'battles of the banks' to the 'credit squeeze': Australian monetary policy in the long 1950s. 9th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2010, Sydney, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.

2007

  • Beggs, M. (2007). Before the storm: the making of Australian anti-inflation policy, 1945-65. Asia-Pacific Economic and Business History Conference APEBH 2007, Australia: Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand.

2002

  • Beggs, M. (2002). Origins of the 'new economy'. Conference of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa.

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