The ESRC Global Poverty Research Group (GPRG) is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between social scientists at the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) at the University of Manchester and economists at the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. Manchester University has now consolidated its position as a leading institution for the interdisciplinary study of poverty through the establishment of the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI).
GPRG and BWPI are convening a major conference in Manchester, U.K. on July 2-4, 2007, to address these issues on the theme of "Poverty and Capital". The conference will present key findings from the GPRG research programme and explore the interface between economic models of development, theories of markets and the empirical consequences of capitalist development. The conference is organised around three main themes Finance and Economics, Capitalist Development, and The Politics and Institutionalisation of Capital. The aim is to provide an interdisciplinary space for the cross fertilisation of ideas between academics, policy makers and practitioners, and between different disciplinary takes on core processes of social transformation and economy.
The organisers welcome abstracts for papers and panels around the three themes which are set out in more detail below. Submissions for panels and papers which support cross cutting themes are also welcome. Abstracts of 250 words should be sent to Debra Whitehead debra.whitehead [@] manchester.ac.uk by 20 December 2006. Decisions on papers and panels will be sent out by email by 1 February 2007. Final versions of accepted papers need to be returned to Debra Whitehead by 1 June 2007. These will be available on the conference website from 16 June 2007 onwards. For further information about conference themes please contact the conference organisers, Dr Maia Green maia.green [@] manchester.ac.uk and Professor David Hulme david.hulme [@] manchester.ac.uk.
More information about the conference and the call for papers at IDPM's website .
From World Bank PovertyNet newsletter