The History and Political Economy (HYPE) of Business and Finance is a research cluster based in The Open University Business School. It brings together scholars who aim at developing a critical approach to business and financial theory.
HYPE puts forward an interdisciplinary research agenda using insights from the perspective of political economy (i.e. an interdisciplinary approach to the relations among individuals, governments, and public policy) and history.
HYPE is founded on three main objectives:
This series of webinars will investigate different aspects of contemporary social and economic challenges. The webinar series will promote interdisciplinary research agendas, using insights from political economy, history, and related disciplines.
The webinars will take place via Microsoft Teams. Everybody is welcome and participation is free, but registration is required. If you want to attend the webinars, please email us.
Deindustrialization, employees’ agency, and the just transition
Presented by Ed Atkins, Lorenzo Cresti, Angelo Moro and Guendalina Anzolin
16:00 - 17:30 (GMT), Wednesday 29 March 2023
From despair to where? A short history of the UK household debt crisis
Presented by Joe Cox
16:00 - 17:30 (GMT), Wednesday 8 February 2023
Finance, Trade and Development: Defining Sovereign Debt Sustainability in an Interdependent World
Presented by Orsola Costantini
16:00 - 17:30 (GMT), Wednesday 18 January 2023
The current inflationary crisis in historical perspective
Presented by Matías Vernengo
16:00 - 17:30 (GMT), Wednesday 7 December 2022
Nonmonetary and monetary explanations for inflation: the UK in the 1970s
Presented by Michael J. Oliver
16:00 - 17:30 (BST), Thursday 17 November 2022
"The urgent need to build a new world order - a new international financial architecture - to tackle climate breakdown"
Presented by Ann Pettifor
16:00 - 17:30 (BST), Wednesday 11 May 2022
Europe at a Crossroads: The EMU Between the Crises and the Debate on Reform
Presented by Prof. Francesco Saraceno
16:00 - 17:30 (BST), Wednesday 6 April 2022
Visions of the future – a socialist departure from gloom?
Presented by Paul Auerbach and Peter Skott
16:00 - 17:30 (GMT), Wednesday 3 November 2021
“You could lose everything” – Asset-based Welfare in Times of Uncertainty
Presented by Dr. Ariane Agunsoye
16:00 - 17:30 (GMT), Wednesday 12 May 2021
The Reinvention of Development Banking in Europe – History, Power Asymmetries and the Quest for Transformative Change
Presented by Prof. Daniel Mertens
17:00 - 18:30 (GMT), Wednesday 14 April 2021
The Neoliberal global triad and the Latin American financial trap: Contending explanations of macro-financial crises
Presented by Professor Gary Dymski
16:00 - 17:30 (GMT), Wednesday 10 March 2021
BREXIT and COVID-19: What lies ahead for UK capitalism?
A panel discussion with Prof. Leslie Budd and Dr. Dimitris Sotiropoulos
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT), Wednesday 17 February 2021
Financing the First World War in Britain: Lessons from history for the COVID-19 pandemic
Presented by Professor Janette Rutterford
16:00 - 17:30 (BST), Wednesday 23 September 2020
Reshaping productive integration in Europe? Some considerations based on Input-Output analysis
Presented by Dr. Davide Villani
16:00 - 17:30 (GMT), Wednesday 11 November 2020