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A Conversation on Economics Imperialism


Do you sometimes wonder if the economy is the ‘foundation of everything’ in public discourse? Do you question the impact of this on public policy, public interest and democracy?

Start Date

1st Jun 2016 6:00pm

End Date

1st Jun 2016 7:30pm


Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

E.; T. 6226 2521

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Dr Edward Nik-Khah

in conversation with 

Distinguished Professor Jeff Malpas

The Whitlam Institute is pleased to present visiting US scholar, Dr Edward Nik-Khah, discussing 'economics imperialism' from its roots in neoliberalism through to its contemporary implications. Dr Nik-Khah shines a fresh light on how the world works through his deep understanding of the evolution of political and economic thought.

Photo of Dr Edward Nik-KhahDr Edward Nik-Khah is an Associate Professor of Economics at Roanoke College (USA). He has completed research on interactions between the Chicago School of Economics, the pharmaceutical industry, and pharmaceutical science; the neoliberal origins of economics imperialism; the distinctive role of George Stigler as architect of the Chicago School; and the tensions emerging from economists' assumption of a professional identity as designers of markets. His forthcoming book on the history of knowledge and information in economics (with Philip Mirowski) is entitled The Knowledge We Have Lost in Information.

Photo of Jeff MalpasJeff Malpas is Distinguished Professor at the University of Tasmania.  A trained philosopher, but with a university-wide appointment, he supervises students across several disciplines including geography, philosophy, architecture and the arts, also publishing across those same disciplines.  He was the founder and the first Director of the University of Tasmania's Centre for Applied Philosophy and Ethics (now the Inglis Clark Centre) and has many years' experience in consultancy and training for both Government and private sector organizations.  He is the author or editor of some 20 books, and has published over 100 articles in scholarly books and journals.

Refreshments from 5.30pm

The Whitlam Institute is hosting Dr Nik-Khah's visit to Australia with the support of the Reichstein Foundation.

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