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:
|Staff||PhD Students||External Members|
|Dr Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos (Director)||José Bruno Fevereiro||Dr Ariane Agunsoye|
|Dr Matthew Haigh||Carolyn Keber||Dr Carry Van Lieshout|
|Dr Michael Oliver||Antonis Kyparissis|
|Professor Janette Rutterford||Demetrios Pachnis|
|Dr Daniele Tori||Davide Villani|
|Dr Shraddha Verma|
This series of webinars will investigate different aspects of the challenges we face in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar series will be focused on an interdisciplinary research agenda using insights from political economy and history.
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.
“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