Upcoming talks in Toronto

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I’m cur­rent­ly at the Fields Insti­tute in Toron­to, work­ing with math­e­mati­cians here to devel­op my mon­e­tary mod­els. I am tak­ing part in some “no maths barred” sem­i­nars every Tues­day:


But I will also give two rather more acces­si­ble talks while here. The first is on the pri­vate debt bub­ble and its impli­ca­tions for Cana­da:

The Con­tin­u­ing Debt Bub­ble: What It Could Mean for Cana­da
Dear friends and sup­port­ers,
Please join the Cana­di­an Cen­tre for Pol­i­cy Alter­na­tives’ Ontario team for an evening of wine, cheese and cut­ting-edge analy­sis about the risks in Cana­da and world­wide from the con­tin­ued expan­sion of debt – fea­tur­ing renowned Aus­tralian econ­o­mist Steve Keen.
The Con­tin­u­ing Debt Bub­ble: What It Could Mean for Cana­da
Thurs­day, June 28, 2012
7:00–9:00 pm
The Arts and Let­ters Club
14 Elm Street, Toron­to ON
Spon­sored by the Cana­di­an Cen­tre for Pol­i­cy Alter­na­tives’ Ontario office, the Pro­gres­sive Eco­nom­ics Forum, and Ryer­son University’s Depart­ment of Pol­i­tics and Pub­lic Admin­is­tra­tion
For more infor­ma­tion, see:

The sec­ond is a talk on the glob­al cri­sis:

Why the cri­sis is not over

July 5, 2012 at 5 p.m.

Steve Keen
Uni­ver­si­ty of West­ern Syd­ney

Most post-WWII reces­sions have last­ed less than a year; this cri­sis has been going on for five. Con­ven­tion­al “Neo­clas­si­cal” econ­o­mists did­n’t see it com­ing, can’t under­stand why it has­n’t gone away, and their pre­ferred cure of aus­ter­i­ty seems to be mak­ing it worse. To under­stand where it came from, why it has­n’t gone away, and what might work to end it, you have to under­stand the dynam­ics of pri­vate debt.
Steve Keen’s mod­els, inspired by Hyman Min­sky’s “Finan­cial Insta­bil­i­ty Hypoth­e­sis”, antic­i­pat­ed the cri­sis and explain why it won’t go away until pri­vate debt lev­els are dras­ti­cal­ly reduced.

For more infor­ma­tion, see:

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About Steve Keen

I am Professor of Economics and Head of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University London, and a long time critic of conventional economic thought. As well as attacking mainstream thought in Debunking Economics, I am also developing an alternative dynamic approach to economic modelling. The key issue I am tackling here is the prospect for a debt-deflation on the back of the enormous private debts accumulated globally, and our very low rate of inflation.