States and Markets Working Group

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Is it true that the State ‘intervenes’ in the economy? Are the concept of ‘the state’ and ‘the economy’ really two separate spheres? Join us to reconsider the relationship between the ‘public’ and the ‘private.’

Coordinators:
Violeta Guitart (UNSAM, Argentina)
Bruno Perez Almansi (UNSAM, Argentina)
Carla Coburger (University of Bayreuth, Germany)

Contact
statesandmarkets[@]youngscholarsinitiative.org

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Research themes

  • Global power dynamics between states and markets. Studies on the interplay between corporate and political power.
  • The role of Multinational Corporations in Global Value Chains.
  • Political economy of money, credit and financial institutions in the XXI Century.
  • Political economy of the state and development processes.
  • Industrial policy in developing countries from a feminist and sustainable perspective.
  • Historical and theoretical foundations for understanding the limits of contemporary “economics”.
  • Teaching, researching and rethinking pluralism in economics in particular, and social sciences in general.
  • The role of the states and big corporations in the organization of innovation systems.

Research questions

  • Is correct the conceptualization of the state as “intervening” in the economy, considering both “the state” and “economy” as two separate spheres?
  • How to conceptualize the division between “public” and “private” spheres?
  • Are there only two types or models of State: the “liberal” (which does not “intervene” in the economy) and the “benefactor” (that does “intervene”)?
  • How modern states should approach economic policy oriented to heterogeneous population groups within the same territory.
  • What are the characteristics of the “developmental” state?
  • How to explain the global division of labor? Why is there a division between developed and underdeveloped countries? What are the characteristics of each?
  • What explains the dependency or financial subordination of underdeveloped countries? What strategies can global south states generate in order to avoid the reproduction of neo-colonial dynamics?
  • What are the possibilities of economic development in the Global South in the XXI century?
  • How do big businesses and monopolies relate to national states in the world economy?
  • What is the role played by core countries’ states in the emergence and spread of intellectual monopoly?

Projects Planned 

  • Gerpisa Colloquium – June 2023 -Brussels, Belgium (In person)
  • South-South Economic theorising – 2024 (Online)
  • STOREP preconference: Rethinking Economic Policies – the role of the state in the post-covid –  June 2023 – Bari, Italy (In person)
  • YSI Germany hub meeting (In person)

Existing partnerships and cooperation 

  • LALICS
  • Politics and Money Network
  • SASE
  • EPOG
  • UNCTAD
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Projects

You’re welcome to join any webinar or reading group at any time. You’re also invited to apply to present or participate in an any in-person workshop in your area. 

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