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Phyllis Clarke Memorial Lecture:

The Systemic Crisis of Financialization

Toronto — 3 March 2014.


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Costas Lapavitsas teaches economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has done research in the political economy of money and finance, the Japanese economy, the history of economic thought, economic history, and the contemporary world economy. During the last three years his interests have focused on the Eurozone crisis, and he has undertaken research on it with a group of researchers associated with Research on Money and Finance at SOAS. His longerĀ­term research interests, however, include the financialization of capitalism, its characteristic trends, variable forms and manifold implications for contemporary society.

He has published widely in the academic field, and also writes frequently for the international and Greek press. His most recent books are Profiting Without Producing, Crisis in the Eurozone, and Financialization in Crisis.

The Phyllis Clarke Memorial Lecture is held annually to honour the memory of Phyllis Clarke, a member of the Ryerson University faculty from 1977 until her death in 1988. The lecture series is organized by Bryan Evans, and co-sponsored and supported by Ryerson's CUPE Locals 233, 1281, 3904, and the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University.


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