UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


IIPP's Rethinking Capitalism module: Policy-maker places available

18 October 2019

IIPP is again making available 15 places for economic and public policy makers to attend our Rethinking Capitalism course in 2020.


The course will provide attendees with a critical perspective on the ‘grand-challenges’ facing modern economies including falling productivity, investment and living standards, widening inequality, financial instability and the growing threat of climate change. The course combines academic lectures from some of the world’s leading new economic thinkers with policy lectures from leading policy makers and influencers.  This year’s guest lecturers include Michael JacobsCarlota PerezEngelbert StockhammerEric BeinhockerAndy HaldaneDanny Dorling and Dimitri Zenghelis along with IIPP staff, Mariana Mazzucato (Director of IIPP), Rainer Kattel and Josh Ryan-Collins.  

Rethinking Capitalism
The module will help students develop their critical thinking and make the connections between economic theory and real world policy issues. It will provide an introduction to a range of different economics perspectives, including Neoclassical, post-Keynesian, ecological, evolutionary, Marxist and institutional economics theories and how their different assumptions link to different public policies.

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Key information

Term dates
10-week course, 13 January - 27 March 2020 (reading week 17-21 February) 


  • Lectures: Tuesday, 4 -6pm
  • Seminars: Friday, 10-11am


  • £395 for lecture attendance only
  • £495 for lecture and seminar attendance

Closing date
15 November 2019

To apply, please send your CV and one paragraph expression of interest to Dr. Josh Ryan-Collins (j.ryan-collins@ucl.ac.uk). Please state your preference in regard to the two options above.