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The global economy,climate change and inequality

17th Mar 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

We are excited to host a globally renowned and influential scholar of the global economy, with a distinctively influential public profile: historian, author, critic and blogger, Prof Adam Tooze.

About the Presenter

Adam Tooze is the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History at Columbia University, USA, and the Director of the European Institute.

In their 2019 list of global thinkers, Foreign Policy magazine listed him as one of the top international minds on economics and business. Tooze is best known for his 2018 bestseller, Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World, which produced a new account of central bank coordination in the management of the 2008 global crises. More recently he has published Shutdown: How COVID Shook the World Economy, a history of the financial management (and policy implications) of the pandemic. Before Crashed, Tooze produced three books that reworked much of the history of the 20th century global economy and of economics: In 2014, The Deluge: The Great War and the Making of the Global Order, 1916–1931; in 2006, Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy; and in 2001, Statistics and the German State 1900–1945: The making of modern economic knowledge.

He maintains an active and widely-read daily email newsletter and a weekly podcast for Foreign Policy.

Tooze is a columnist for the Financial Times and he maintains a busy Twitter profile with nearly 200,000 followers. Unlike most (almost all) of the commentators on the global economy in the current era, Tooze shows an active interest in the political economy of the African continent, and a clear understanding that the future of the global economy will depend largely on what happens here.

About the Seminar

The seminar is a collaboration of the African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research (ACEIR), the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) and the School of Economics, University of Cape Town; the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) and the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, both based at the University of the Witwatersrand.

This is a hybrid event and registration is required to attend.

For in-person attendance, RSVP saldru@uct.ac.za for catering purposes.

For online attendance, register here.

Lunch Time:12:30, light lunch to be served in the School of Economics staff lounge, Middle Campus


17th Mar 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Amy Jephthah


UCT School of Economics, 4th Floor Seminar Room
UCT Middle Campus
Cape Town, Western Cape 7700 South Africa
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