This research-oriented course is thought of for students and researchers with a background in economics. However, any participant interested to learn about ecological and feminist (macro)economics is welcome. This means that people from any background are welcome, even if they don’t have previous formal training in economics. Classes will be conducted in English only. The sessions will be recorded and made available to participants, ideally on the same day. Therefore, in case you cannot attend the classes synchronically for any reason (e.g. time difference, or other overlapping commitments), you will be able to watch them later on at your convenience. Participation in the students’ workgroup is optional.
This course is an official event of the conference “Building Alternative Livelihoods in times of ecological and political crisis” (University of Manchester, 5-8 July 2021) organized by the international degrowth research networks, the International Society for Ecological Economics, and the European Society for Ecological Economics.
Irene Monasterolo is Assistant Professor of Climate Economics and Finance at the Vienna University. She is also the principal investigator of the Greenfin project that investigates the fiscal, monetary and prudential policy complementarity to foster demand for climate aligned investments and the EU Green Deal. She works at the research-policy interface, supporting central banks and financial regulators to mainstream climate change considerations into financial risk assessment and climate stress testing, as well as in greening monetary and macroprudential policies. Recent focus is on exploring fiscal, monetary and macropru policy complementarity, and systemic risk implications of compound COVID-19 and climate risks. She has been working on sustainable finance technical assistance for several international financial institutions (World Bank, European Investment Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank) and the European Commission.
Mary Mellor is Emeritus Professor at Northumbria University, where she was founding Chair of the University’s Sustainable Cities Research Institute. She has published extensively on alternative economics integrating socialist, feminist, and green perspectives. She is a founding member of the newly formed World Economics Association and is on the editorial board of several journals. Her books include Feminism and Ecology, The Future of Money: From Financial Crisis to Public Resource, and Debt or Democracy? Public Money for Sustainability and Social Justice. Her most recent book is Money: myths, truths and alternatives (Policy Press 2019). She holds a PhD from Newcastle University.