This is a call from economists and academics to all those millions of people in Britain who face an impoverished and uncertain year as their wages, jobs, conditions and welfare provision come under renewed attack by the government. It is important that people understand that there is a large body of opinion against these policies.
With some 80% of austerity measures still to come, and with the government lengthening the time they expect cuts to last, we are calling a people’s assembly against austerity to bring together campaigns against cuts and privatisation with trade unionists in a movement for social justice. We aim to develop a strategy for resistance to mobilise millions of people against the Con Dem government.Register for the People’s Assembly here
Professor Ha-Joon ChangCambridge Professor Hugo RadiceLeeds Professor Stephanie BlankenburgSOAS Professor Ian GoughLSE Tom LinesEconomic consultant Professor George IrvinSOAS Professor Malcolm SawyerLeeds Senior lecturer David HudsonUCL Professor Diane ElsonEssex Professor Sergio RossiFribourg Professor Andrew DobsonKeele Professor Frances Stewart Oxford Professor Alan FreemanLondon Metropolitan Sir Anthony AtkinsonOxford Professor Christine CooperStrathclyde Dr Bruce PhilipNTU Professor John Weeks SOAS Molly Scott-CatoGaia economics Professor Simon MohunLondon Professor Giuseppe FontanaLeeds Diego Sanchez-ConcheaOxford Professor Victoria ChickUCL Michael BurkeEconomic consultant Professor Simon LilleyLeicester Professor Andy DenisCity Richard Wolff Senior lecturer John SimisterMMU Professor Colin RichardsonImperial Professor John RossShanghai Professor Matthew WatsonWarwick Dr Julian WellsKingston Professor Judith CliftonCantabria Professor David ByrneDurham James MeadwaySenior economist, Nef Professor Andrew CumbersGlasgow Professor Mario SeccarecciaOttawa Associate professor Anitra NelsonRMIT Ann PettiforPRIME Dr Theodore KoutsobinasUWG Professor Guglielmo Davanzati Salento Professor Hartmut ElsehansLeipzig Professor Julie MatthaeiWellesley Professor David HarveyCUNY Professor Raphael KaplinskyOpen University Professor David GleicherAdelphi Professor Geoffrey Harcourt UNSW Adjunct professor Steven HailAdelaide Professor Noemi Levy-OrlikUNAM Professor Stefano Lucarelli Bergamo Associate professor Louis-Philippe RochonOntario Roy RotheimSkidmore Professor Judith Mehta Dr Hideo ShinguKyoto Professor Daniel Diaz-FuentesUnican Professor Riccardo BellofioreBergamo Professor Alan CiblisUNGS Dr Jesus MunozLancaster Professor Mary MellorNorthumbria Dr Veronica VillarespeUNAM Arturo Hermann Dr Pritam SinghOxford Professor John KingLa Trobe Professor Elizabth DoreSouthampton