Date:   Tuesday 17th December 2013 (2.30pm-6pm)

Hosted By:   The Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS)

Venue:   The Neil Hoey Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD

Recent decades have seen the growth in the financialization of societies in much of the Anglo-Saxon world. While seen by some as a source of economic growth and dynamism, it has more recently raised concerns with evidence emerging that excessive growth in the financial sector can have a negative impact on economic growth. It is an important factor in the growth of income inequality and instability. Cecchetti and Kharroubi of the Bank of International Settlements have argued in their recent paper that there is a negative relationship between the rate of growth of finance and the rate of growth of total factor productivity. This symposium will address some of the salient issues pertaining to the Financialization of Society with contributions from five renowned international authorities.

Speakers include:

Julie Froud, Manchester University Business School, Manchester, U.K.

Susan Christopherson, Cornell University, U.S.A.

Paul Langley, Durham University, U.K.

Herman Schwartz, University of Virginia, U.S.A.

Hans-Jurgen Bieling, Department of Political Economy, Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen, Germany.

The event is free to attend, but places are limited. Full details and on-line registration here:

(please note registration will close when full capacity is reached)