Author Archives: Kari Polanyi Levitt

The Origins and Consequences of Jamaica’s Debt Crisis 1970-1990

“The Origins and Consequences of Jamaica’s Debt Crisis 1970-1990″, by Kari Levitt, was published in 1991 by Mona, Jamaica: Consortium Graduate School of Social Sciences.

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Reconocimiento Ifigenia Martínez

On August 15th, 2017, the Center for Research and Studies in Financial Economics of the Faculty of Economics of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) granted the “Ifigenia Martínez” recognition to Kari Polanyi Levitt. The award ceremony took place at the Consulate General … Continue reading

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14th International Karl Polanyi Conference in Seoul

Polanyi on the 21st century Kari Polanyi Levitt will give the Keynote address at the 14th International Karl Polanyi Conference in Seoul, October 12-14, 2017. For publications and lectures by Professor Kari Polanyi Levitt see Published Works. For Professor Kari Polanyi Levitt work … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW From the Great Transformation to the Great Financialization: On Karl Polanyi and Other Essays, edited by Kari Polanyi Levitt (Zed Books, London, 2013)

Kari Polanyi Levitt is a renowned development economist and the only child of Karl Polanyi and Ilona Duczynska. Her best known works include groundbreaking studies on the impact of foreign direct investment in host countries (Levitt, 1970), and dependent development … Continue reading

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Ilona Duczynska Polanyi [1897-1978] – A Brief Summary of Her Life

Marie Helene Dorothea Angela Vlasta Duczynska, known to friends and family as Ilona, was born in Maria-Enzersdorf, near Vienna in 1897. Her father Alfred Von Duczynsky was an Austrian of Polish descent whose family had served in the Imperial Army … Continue reading

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“From the Great Transformation to the Great Financialization”, talk at the Rosa-Luxembourg Foundation, Berlin, May 8 2014.

“if I were a believer, I would know that my mother was smiling down upon me here at the podium of the Rosa Luxembourg Foundation. My mother was a student of engineering in Zurich in 1915, when she was befriended … Continue reading

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Roy Culpeper, former President of the North-South Institute and currently a Senior Fellow of the University of Ottawa’s School of International Development and Global Studies, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University, reviews From … Continue reading

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American Sociological Association Honors Karl Polanyi

The Economic Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) marked the 70th anniversary of the publication of The Great Transformation with a session on Karl Polanyi at the 109th ASA Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA, August 16-18, 2014). Panelists … Continue reading

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Mme Kari Polanyi Levitt nommée Membre de l’Ordre du Canada

L’Ordre du Canada a annoncé aujourd’hui la nomination de Mme Kari Polanyi Levitt, économiste et professeur émérite de l’Université McGill, au titre de Membre de l’Ordre du Canada, pour avoir contribué à faire des études sur le développement international un … Continue reading

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Seventieth anniversary of the publication of Friedrich Hayek’s Road to Serfdom and Karl Polanyi’s Great Transformation, in 1944.

For Hayek, the departure from minimalist laissez-faire government was the road to serfdom. For Polanyi, the self-regulating market was the road to the ruin of the western democracies. In From the Great Transformation to the Great Financialization (2013), we trace … Continue reading

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