Gordon Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01002
Dec 02, 2022
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (GMT-5)
Political Economic Research Institute
Emerging out of the COVID lockdown, inflation in the U.S. and globally has risen to the highest levels in 40 years. On December 2-3, PERI will host a conference to explore the causes of this global inflation spike. Conference participants will also provide critical perspectives on the austerity macroeconomic policies being implemented globally to control inflation and will propose alternative policies capable of managing inflation without imposing austerity and rising mass unemployment. The conference will include five panels over two days, with presentations available both in person at UMass and online.
CEPR will be participating in two of the panels.
Friday, December 2: 9:30am to 5:30pm
1:00 – 3:00 PM PANEL II: GLOBAL INFLATION
- Hasan Comert, Trinity College
“Structural Differences in Inflation Dynamics between Developing and Advanced Countries and Policy Implications”
- C. P. Chandrasekhar and Jawaharlal Nehru U., of PERI, and Jayati Ghosh, CEPR Senior Fellow and UMass Amherst, PERI
“Inflation In an Unequal World Economy: How Can Low-and-Middle Income Countries Respond?”
- Ozlem Onaran, U. of Greenwich
“A Green, Purple, and Red New Deal Against Multiple Crises: Cost-of-Living, Environmental Damage, Care Deficit, and Inequalities”
- Discussant: James Heintz, UMass Amherst, PERI
3:30 – 5:30 PM PANEL III: INFLATION VIA SUPPLY-SIDE AND COMPETITION CHANNELS
- Kate Bahn and Michael Madowitz, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
“Some Deeper Questions about Competition and Monetary Policy for Addressing Inflation”
- Marc Jarsulic, Center for American Progress
“Inflation Control and Supply-Side Policy”
- Josh Mason, John Jay College and Roosevelt Institute
“Rethinking Supply Constraints”
- Discussant: Eileen Appelbaum, Center for Economic and Policy Research
For more information, contact Nicole Dunham at [email protected].