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Framing the Economic Case for Austerity

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
FIMS and Nursing Building (FNB)
Room: 4110

"Framing the Economic Case for Austerity: The Expansionary Fiscal Contraction Hypothesis"

Presented by Ellen Russell, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Can we “cut our way to economic growth”?

How are we being sold the idea of “austerity”?
Ellen D. Russell is an associate professor in the Digital Media and Journalism and Social and Environmental Justice programs at Wilfrid Laurier University, and was formerly a senior economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She is interested in the role of economic theory and expertise in framing journalistic and public policy debate about economic alternatives. Her recent publications include a chapter in the recent collection “Discourse Analysis and Austerity” (Routledge, 2019) and “Resisting Divide and Conquer: Worker/Environmental Alliances and the Problem of Economic Growth” (Capitalism Nature Socialism, 2018). She received her PhD in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

A Rogers Chair: Debt, Austerity & the Media event.

Faculty of Information and Media Studies
FIMS Communications

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