EPOG 2.0 is a word-class leading Master’s course in “Economic Policies in the Age of Globalization” implying a collaboration between eight prestigious universities in Europe and the Americas, which offer excellent, recognized and well established Master’s degree courses in specific and complementary fields, as well as the French agency for development (AFD), that has an international reputation in its field of expertise.
- The Universities of Paris 13 and Paris 7 – Sorbonne Paris Cité (France) have founded the “Sorbonne-Paris-Cité” Research and Higher Education Cluster of excellence (COMUE) and thus confirm their position in global scientific and teaching competition. They are famed for their research and teaching based on institutional economics. The University of Paris 13 is well renowned for its research center (CEPN – CNRS UMR 7234) in the fields of industrial economics, international macroeconomics and finance, and the economics of emerging countries (especially in Latin-America and Asia). It is involved in 3 research labs of excellence (LABEX) in economics (innovation, culture and finance), labelled after a national competition. It is also a key player the “Condorcet” Campus of excellence in social sciences gathering the best national institutions in the field, offering the necessary resources for world-class research and professional integration. The University of Paris 7 brings additional knowledge and skills on territorial development, environment and social and solidarity economy. It also brings interdisciplinary approaches through its research lab (LADYSS – CNRS UMR 7533) composed of economists, geographers, sociologists and political scientists.
At Universities Paris 13 and 7, Dany Lang (email@example.com) will ensure the general coordination. He is Associate Professor in Economics. He is accredited to supervise research (Habilitation à diriger des recherches). He has also acted as the coordinator of options B and C of EPOG 1.0. One person will be responsible for each of the two options. Marc Lavoie will be in charge of option I. He is Professor of Economics at the University of Paris 13, where he holds a Senior Research Chair of the University of Paris Sorbonne Cité. Yorgos Rizopoulos, who will be in charge of option II, is Professor of Economics at the University Paris 7 Diderot, and a research fellow at LADYSS (University Paris 7). They will be assisted in those tasks and as well as the management of the seven majors by Antoine Réberioux, Cédric Durand and Tristan Auvray.
- The Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL, Germany) is renowned for its expertise on the link between growth and income distribution, and the macroeconomics of crisis, recovery and development;
At the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL), the person in charge of EPOG shall be Eckhard Hein, a Professor of Economics, currently the Director of the Master in International Economics of the BSEL, a Co-Director of the Institute for International Political Economy (IPE) of the BSEL, a Research Associate of the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, New York, and of the Center of Economics of Paris North (CEPN), University Paris 13.
- Kingston University London (United Kingdom) has an established reputation for political economy and analysis of contemporary issues such as the causes of the financial and economic crisis and the causes and consequences of economic and social inequality. Its Political Economy Research Group is one of Britain’s leading political economy research centres in the field of economics;
At Kingston University, Engelbert Stockhammer will be the key person for EPOG 2.0. He is Professor of Economics at Kingston University London and coordinator of its Political Economy Research Group (PERG).
- The University of Witwatersrand (Wits) (Johannesburg, South Africa)‘s reputation is built on research and academic excellence. It is the only university in South Africa in the top 1% in the world in seven defined research fields according to the ISI international rankings. It offers a leading inter-disciplinary post-graduate programme in development studies, and is involved in many world-class networks
- The University of Roma Tre (Italy) has been chosen to join the consortium not only because of its quality curriculum and the excellent reputation of its staff both in the fields of teaching and research, but also because its department of Economics is highly pluralistic. In addition, it already has a Master programme in Development with a focus on sustainability issues.
At University of Roma Tre, the EPOG 2.0 coordinator will be Pasquale Tridico, Associate Professor (with habilitation for Full Professor since 2013) at the Department of Economics of Roma Tre University in Rome, and the Jean Monnet module holder (2016-2019). He is also the Director of the Master degree on Human Development and Food Security and Director of the two-year master degree on Labour Market, Industrial Relations and Welfare Systems.
The “associated partners” are the universities where students can spend the 4th Semester. They will provide key knowledge, skills and competences on regional applications of economic policy. The associated partners will be integrated as full partners throughout the programme. They will participate to students’ enrolment. Professors from these universities will also particpiate to the courses as invited scholars.
- The Federal university of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, Brazil) is one of the two top Brazilian universities. The “Instituto de Economia” has three graduate programmes with a strong commitment to pluralism. UFRJ will bring to the consortium its expertise in the fields of development, and of industrial and environmental policies, with a particular focus on emerging Latin-American countries.
The Director of Graduate Studies has assigned Alexis Saludjian, Associate Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, will be the interface between the “Instituto de Economia” and the Consortium. He is a former PhD graduate from the University of Paris 13 and knows very well the European system.
- The University of Massachusetts – Amherst (UMass, USA) is a world-renowned research university, highly ranked in Shanghai classification. The department of economics is widely regarded as a centre of excellence for the study including a pluralistic approach of economics. It will bring to the consortium its expertise in the fields of inequality and poverty, economic growth and employment, financial crisis and regulation, globalisation and trade, with a special focus on North-America.
Gerald Epstein is Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI). He has worked on research projects with various UN organisations. He will be the UMass representative for EPOG.
- The Department of Economics at The New School for Social Research (New York City, USA) offers a world renowned, broad and critical approach to the study of economics. The department’s work centers on the changing shape of the world economy, its financial markets and institutions, problems of regulating and guiding economic development in the advanced industrial world and in emerging markets, complexity in economic systems, labor markets, and the economic aspects of class, gender, and ethnic divisions.
The key EPOG 2.0 person will be Mark Setterfield, Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics. He is also an Associate Member of the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy (Cambridge University, UK), and a Member of the research lab CEPN in Paris 13.
- The French Agency for Development (AFD) is France’s inclusive public development bank. It commits financing and technical assistance to projects that genuinely improve everyday life, both in developing and emerging countries and in the French overseas provinces. In keeping with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, AFD works in many sectors — energy, healthcare, biodiversity, water, digital technology, professional training, among others — to assist with transitions towards a safer, more equitable, and more sustainable world.