Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The Political Economy of Debt after the Euro-Crisis: Normative and Empirical Perspectives

An Amsterdam Centre for European Studies workshop organised by Dr Gordon Arlen

Ten years after the financial crisis and Western democracies are still drowning in mountains of financial debt, both public and private. The political economy of debt has a range of normative implications for contemporary democracies as they confront rising inequality, populist movements, failures of elite accountability, and the complex governance challenges associated with transnational structures like the EU.

11 December 2019, Political Science Common Room (REC B9.23)

10:45:                 Welcome and Introductions

11:00 – 12:00:    Jens van’t Klooster (KU Leuven)
Global banking regulation, justice and the blind spots of Basel III

12:00 – 13:30:    Lunch

13:30 – 14:30:    Steven Klein (University of Florida, American Academy Berlin)
Keynote Paper: The Power of Money: Towards a Democratic Theory of Finance

14:30 – 14:45:    Coffee Break

14:45 – 15:45:    Josette Daemen (Leiden University)
Could Security Be a Metric of Distributive Justice?

15:45 – 16:00:    Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00:    Janosch Prinz (Maastricht University) & Enzo Rossi (University of Amsterdam)
Financial Power and Democratic Legitimacy: How to Think Realistically About Public Debt

17:00                   Drinks (Crea)

All are welcome. Free registration and more information here.