UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


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

10 November 2020

IIPP is again making available up to 15 places for economic and public policy makers to attend our 10-week Rethinking Capitalism course, running January-March 2021.


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.  2021’s confirmed guest lecturers include Ha-Joon ChangStephanie KeltonCarlota PerezEric BeinhockerAndy HaldaneJayati GhoshDimitri Zenghelis and Francesca Bria along with IIPP staff, Mariana Mazzucato (Director of IIPP), Rainer Kattel and co-convenors Antonio Andreoni and Josh Ryan-Collins.  

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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, Development and institutional economics theories and how their different assumptions link to different public policies.

Policy-makers can choose to attend the lectures alone or also join a weekly seminar held by either Antonio Andreoni or Josh Ryan-Collins, the course convenors.

Key Information 

Term dates

10-week course, 12 January - 23 March 2021 (reading week 15-19 February) 


  • Lectures: Tuesday, 4 -6pm
  • Seminars: Wednesday, 12midday-1pm 


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

Closing date

30th November 2020

Application instructions

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: lecture only or lecture + seminar.  Please note that at present the assumption will be that all seminars and lectures will be held online using Zoom software. The course will be administered by UCL’s Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASC) department and all non-content/administrative queries on the course should be addressed to basc-office@ucl.ac.uk.