The Political Economy of Deglobalization
Professor Walden Bello
State University of New York
Center for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University in Japan
Ricardo Paes Mamede
IPPS-IUL | ISCTE-IUL
27 de Setembro 2019 | 18:00 | Aud. Silva Leal – Ala Autónoma
Upon his retirement as full professor at the University of the Philippines in 2008, Walden Bello was asked to serve as the International Adjunct Professor by the department. By then he had achieved a global reputation as a scholar activist. He was especially active in providing a critique of globalization and interrogating its key institutions: the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization. For his scholarship and activism, he received the Right Livelihood Award (aka Alternative Nobel Prize) in 2003 and was named Outstanding Public Scholar by the International Studies Association in 2008. Also active in parliamentary politics, he was a member of the Philippines’ House of Representatives from 2009 to 2015, heading up that institution’s Committee on Overseas Workers’ Affairs.
Walden Bello’s recent work has focused on the rise of counterrevolutionary movements globally, the East Asian developmental state, and the global financial system. He has also written on the challenges to democracy and the rise of China as a global economic and political power.
Ricardo Paes Mamede
Ricardo Paes Mamede has a PhD in Economics from Bocconi University (Italy) and a Master’s in Economics and Management of Science and Technology from ISEG/University of Lisbon. He is Assistant Professor of Political Economy at ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, where he teaches since 1999 in the fields of European Integration, Economics of Innovation, and Competitiveness and Innovation Policy. In 2007/2008 he headed of Department of Economic Analysis and Forecasting at the Portuguese Ministry of the Economy and Innovation. From 2008 to 2014 he coordinated the Research and Evaluation Department at the NSRF Observatory, the government agency responsible for monitoring the use of EU structural funds in Portugal.