3/04Monday5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST/GMT-5
6/17MondayBard College Campus
New Directions in Money, Finance & Public Policy
OSUN Economic Democracy Initiative and Levy Economics Institute welcomed scholars for a two-day, in-person workshop on new research directions in the areas of money, finance, and public policy for intersecting crises, which will explore synergies between different research traditions. The event was held at Blithewood on November 3–4, 2023.
All sessions were recorded and are available to watch online.
The Job Guarantee as a Tool in the Fight Against Poverty
Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, experts on poverty and employment policy, as well as leading job guarantee advocates and practitioners unpack the role of the job guarantee in the fight against poverty and the conditions under which it can be successful.
When Jobs Return: Results from Marienthal's Fight against Unemployment with Lukas Lehner
Lukas Lehner, of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at Oxford Martin School, presented the results from a study that evaluates a one-of-a-kind job creation program in Marienthal, Austria. The pilot aims to eliminate long-term unemployment in the municipality and improve participants’ economic and social situation. The program was recently discussed in the New Yorker.
Assessing Global Progress in Advancing the Job Guarantee
This panel brings experts and policymakers who are developing or already managing large-scale national employment policies informed by the principles of the job guarantee. There are multi-pronged strategies for securing the right to decent work to all and developing employment-centered economic policies.