The second FESSUD Conference was held on 17th to 19th Oct 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Amsterdam Schiphol, Hoofddorp. The aims of the conference were to discuss the ways in which the growth and performance of economies in the last 30 years have been dependent on the characteristics of the processes of financialisation; how has financialisation impacted on the achievement of specific economic, social, and environmental objectives?; the nature of the relationship between financialisation and the sustainability of the financial system, economic development and the environment?; the lessons to be drawn from the crisis about the nature and impacts of financialisation? ; what are the requisites of a financial system able to support a process of sustainable development, broadly conceived? with academic and non academics working in areas relevant to the themes of FESSUD.
This was achieved through a call for papers through both our website and various academic groups which resulted in presentation of papers related to FESSUD on each day in addition to presentation and discussion of research findings arising from FESSUD, and also keynote speeches. The discussion of FESSUD research was split into the following sessions:
- Comparative analyses of the changing role of finance in economy and society.
- Theoretical Advances on Financialisation: An Encompassing Approach.
- Comparative perspectives on evolution of financial regulation in European economies.
- Causes and consequences of the financial crisis.
- Financial stability and macroeconomic policies.
- Financialisation and well-being.
- Finance, environment and sustainability.
- Financialisation and the real economy.
Feedback from delegates was that the conference was very enjoyable and intellectually stimulating with high quality papers, presentation and discussions.