Kansas City is the host this week to an international conference of economists that includes a discussion about lessons from the global financial crisis.
The 12th International Post Keynesian Conference runs Thursday through Saturday at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
UMKC co-sponsors the event with the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and with support from the Ford Foundation.
Scheduled sessions include the financial crisis discussion that includes Robert Skidelsky, author of a three-volume biography of Keynes and the emeritus professor of political economy at the University of Warwick in England. It is set to begin at 5:45 p. m. Thursday in Theater 103 at the UMKC Student Union at 5100 Cherry St.
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A keynote address by James K. Galbraith, who is the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. chair in government and business relations as well as professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin, is titled “The End of Normal.” He speaks at 5:45 p. m. Friday in the student union.
Both are free to the public.