I’m hosting an event tomorrow to discuss the ideas in John Quiggin’s new book, Zombie Economics. Details below.
Event: DISCUSSION ABOUT ECONOMICS WITH PROFESSOR JOHN QUIGGIN
Date: FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER
Time: 1.00 PM
Venue: Parliament House, Committee Room 1R3
Topic: Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk among Us
In his new book, Zombie Economics, John Quiggin argues that the recent financial crisis should have killed certain ideas, but they live on in the minds of many. Among the ideas that he critiques are the idea that deregulation had conquered the financial cycle, that markets were always the best judge of value, and that policies designed to benefit the rich made everyone better off.
Professor Quiggin will speak briefly about the ideas in his book, and will then take questions.
The discussion will be introduced and hosted by Andrew Leigh MP.