Our department is home to the largest group of political economists at any Australian university. We analyse and investigate:
Political Economy focuses on the links between the economy, society and political interests. It deals with important challenges such as economic instability and uneven development, employment and inequitable income distribution, the globalisation of economic activity, and environmental sustainability. Enhance your understanding of the modern economy by exploring the dynamics of corporate globalisation, the concentration of economic activity, wealth and opportunities, and the trade-offs between health, education and social services.
We provide critical analysis of contemporary problems and policies and construct alternatives to prevailing orthodoxies.
Our department conducts internationally recognised political economic analysis and research across the broad areas of globalisation, development, the environment, energy, labour, gender, race, history of economic thought, neoliberalism, public policy, human rights, markets and finance.
Our academics work in a variety of disciplinary areas, researching post-Keynesian, Marxian, feminist and institutionalist economics, economic history and the history of economic thought, economic sociology and geography, international political economy, development and labour studies.
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11th Annual E L Wheelwright Memorial Lecture
When: Thursday 30 August 2018, 6pm – 7.30pm
Where: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, the University of Sydney
Speaker: Aldredo Saad-Filho (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Global neoliberalism is in crisis: the deepest economic collapse since the Great Depression has been followed by a ‘Great Stagnation’ with no end in sight. At the same time, democracies around the world are succumbing to a wave of authoritarianism without precedent in the postwar era. This lecture reviews the causes, severity and implications of the twin crises of neoliberalism, examines the prospects for the end of neoliberalism, and suggests strategies to support democracy and progressive economic policies.
We host a regular seminar series. The topics of our upcoming seminars are being finalised, though they will be held on:
More information will be available soon.