"The Making of Economic Society" Open Lecture

13 November 2017
From 13th of November until 29th of December 2017, a series of public lectures will be held at the School of Advanced Studies. We invite everyone to attend! Lectures are conducted in English.

Speaker: Anil Aba

In order to make sense of contemporary societies, we need to give a serious consideration of the history of ideas and societies. The total economic problem faced by societies, throughout the history, has been 1) what to produce, 2) how to produce, 3) for whom to produce, and 4) how to distribute the output. Free market capitalism, today, offers one, but not the only one, set of solutions to this economic problem. Alternative solutions, such as tradition and command, have existed and continue to exist at certain degrees. The objective of this seminar is to reveal and discuss the social forces around material production and distribution that have gradually created the modern economic world in which we live. Following the works of Robert Heilbroner and William Millberg, we will lay down the main tenets of different economic systems —such as slavery, feudalism, and capitalism— which allows students to rethink economic development, the effectiveness of unregulated markets, the role of the government, the world poverty, and the global imbalances. After studying the dynamics of the Great Depression, the Golden Age of Capitalism, and the Great Recession from a historical perspective, we will close the term by discussing the current economic issues and the possibilities awaiting our world.

Every Monday and Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Source: https://sas.utmn.ru/en/sas-open-lectures-en/

Start time: 7pm

Venue: UTMN School of Advanced Studies, 2/1 8 Marta St.

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