Costas Lapavitsas, Department of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies

The Origins of the European Economic Crisis

“Financialisation Leads to Crisis: The Turmoil of 2007-2009”

Tuesday, April 24, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

“Eurozone Crisis: The Route to Breaking Up”

Wednesday, April 25, 2pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public

Thursday, April 26, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by GLOBAL STUDIES

COSTAS LAPAVITSAS is Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and member of Research on Money and Finance. He has worked on the political economy of money and finance, on the history of economic thought, on development economics and on the Japanese economy. He has published widely in several languages. He his the author of Political Economy of Money and Finance (Macmillan, 1999), Social Foundations of Money, Market and Credit (Routledge, 2003), and Financialised Capitalism: Expansion and Crisis (Maia Ediciones, 2009) His forthcoming publications include Financialisation in Crisis (Brill, 2012) and Financialised Capitalism (Palgrave, 2013). He has worked extensively on the global economic unrest that began in 2007, particularly on the Eurozone crisis.

The Thursday seminar will be on the subject of the Eurozone crisis and the necessary materials are the three RMF reports on the issue, which can be freely accessed on The reports contain references to all necessary readings.