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Decent Jobs and Wage-led Growth in the UK and Europe

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Time: 2.45pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Room KW303, King William Court , University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS
Price: free

Decent Jobs and Wage-led Growth in the UK and Europe

The University of Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre welcomes you to a day conference entitled Decent Jobs and Wage-led Growth in the UK and Europe, where we will present the findings of two new research projects on Wage-Led Growth in Europe? Effects of Changes in Income Distribution and Financialization on Growth and Working Conditions in Ireland.

Speakers include John McDonnell MP; Professor Ozlem Onaran from the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre, co-author of the report Wage-led growth in Europe; Professor Engelbert Stockhammer from Kingston University, co-author of the report Financialisation and the demand effects of changes in functional income distribution in the EU; Professor James Wickham and Dr Alicja Bobek of TASC, co-authors of the report Working Conditions in Ireland; Professor Francis Green of the Institute of Education and co-author of the book Unequal Britain at Work; and Dr. Geoff Tily of the Trade Union Congress.

Co-organised by:

  • Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC)
  • Foundation of European Progressive Studies (FEPS)
  • Think-tank for Action on Social Change (TASC)
  • Kingston University Political Economy Research Group (PERG)

Programme

14:45–15:00

Registration, coffee and tea

15:00–16:30

  • Session 1: Decent Jobs in Europe and the UK
  • Chair and opening remarks: David Begg, TASC, Director
  • Professor James Wickham and Dr. Alicja Bobek, TASC, "Workers' Experience of New
  • Employment Strategies: The Irish Case"
  • Professor Francis Green, Institute of Education, Unequal Britain at Work

16:30–17:00

Coffee and tea break

17:00–19:30

  • Session 2: Policies for wage-led growth in the UK and Europe
  • Chair and opening remarks: Dr. Ernst Stetter, FEPS, Secretary General
  • Professor Ozlem Onaran, University of Greenwich, GPERC Director, A Wage-led growth strategy in the UK and Europe: The effects of income distribution on growth, investment, trade balance, and inflation: See the Policy Report, Summary, and Technical Report, co-authored with Thomas Obst
  • Professor Engelbert Stockhammer, Kingston University, "Financialisation and the demand effects of changes in income distribution: alternatives to debt-led growth," co-authored with Rafael Wildauer
  • John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Dr Geoff Tily, Trade Union Congress, Senior Economist, "Wages, demand and the economy"

19:30–20:00

Wine reception

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Engelbert Stockhammer
Email: E.Stockhammer@kingston.ac.uk

Directions

Directions to Room KW303, King William Court , University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS:

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