Program
The Second International MMT Conference 2018 is a three-day conference:

- Day 1 will follow a traditional conference format, with keynote and roundtable discussions in the main auditorium.
- Day 2 will consist of four breakout workshop sessions, followed by a debrief session in the main auditorium.
- Day 3 will feature two town hall sessions, followed by a strategy and planning session in the main auditorium.

Link to the full program here (pdf).
Schedule (Draft)
Friday, September 28th

9:00am - 9:30am


9:30am - 11:00am


11:15am - 12:15pm


12:15pm - 1:30pm


1:30pm - 3:00pm


3:15pm - 4:45pm


5:00pm - 6:30pm


7:00pm – 10:00pm


Welcoming Remarks
(Andrés Bernal & Warren Mosler [Recorded Video])

Session 1: Where MMT Came From and What It Is
(L. Randall Wray, William Mitchell, Mathew Forstater)

Session 2: Mainstreaming MMT
(Stephanie Kelton)

Lunch


Session 3: Monetary Theory After MMT
(Christine Desan, Scott Fullwiler, Rohan Grey, Lua Yuille)

Session 4: Building The Job Guarantee Coalition
(Raúl Carrillo, Sarah Treuhaft, Shawn Sebastian)

Session 5: The Future of Job Guarantee Advocacy
(Pavlina Tcherneva, Donatella Alessandrini, Kate Aronoff, Vicki Schultz)

Media Reception / Happy Hour (Shades of Green Pub, 125 East 15th Street)


*All Friday Sessions will be held at The New School, Alvin Johnson Kaplan Hall, Rm A106, 66 West 12th St.



Saturday, September 29th

(workshop details below)

9:30am - 11:00am

11:15am - 12:15pm

12:15pm - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 3:00pm

3:15pm - 4:45pm

5:00pm - 6:30pm




Session 1: Workshops 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D

Session 2: Workshops 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D

Lunch

Session 3: Workshops 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D

Session 4: Workshops 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D

Session 5: Workshop Debriefing


*Saturday Workshops will be held in the following rooms:
Stream A
Stream B
Stream C
Stream D
Alvin Johnson Kaplan Hall
A106, 66 W 12th St.
Hoerle Lecture Hall
Room U L105, 63 5th Avenue
Klein Conference Room
A510, 66 W 12th St.
Hirshon Suite
I205, 55 W 13th St.


Sunday, September 30th


9:30am - 10:30am

10:45am - 12:15pm

12:15pm - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:30pm





Session 1: MMT as a Domestic Movement

Session 2: MMT as an International Movement

Lunch

Session 3: Community Strategy and Institutional Buildout

Concluding Remarks (Andrés Bernal & Raúl Carrillo)


*All Sunday Sessions will be held at The New School, Alvin Johnson Kaplan Hall, Rm A106, 66 West 12th St.


Saturday Workshop Schedule

Workshop Stream Topics
A
B
C
D
Power
Community
Justice
Knowledge
Session 1: (9:00am-10:30am)
1A
1B
1C
1D
Communicating with MMT: Journalism & Narrative
Different Strokes, Different Folks: Popular vs Academic Education
‘Anyone Can Create Law, the Challenge is Getting it Accepted’: The Political Economy of Modern Money
Grounded MMT:
Historical and Empirical Research
Session 2: (10:45am-12:15pm)
2A
2B
2C
2D
Governing with MMT:
Public Officials
'So What?’: Building
Bridges with Social Justice Movements
Public Purpose, Private
Power? Corporate
Governance, Taxation, & Competition
Sustainable MMT:
Geopolitics, Ecology, & Development
Session 3: (1:30pm-3:00pm)
3A
3B
3C
3D
Investing with MMT:
Market Practitioners
Getting Involved: Local
Action & Organization
Building
Toward a Caring
Economy: Health, Welfare, & Education
Intersectional MMT:
Equity & Inclusion in Theory & Practice
Session 4: (3:15pm-4:45pm)
4A
4B
4C
4D
Winning with MMT:
Electoral Politics
Practicing What We
Preach: Organizational
Governance, Diversity, & Democracy
The Modern Money
Matrix: Finance,
Technology, & Regulation
Cultural MMT:
Neochartalism & The Humanities
Session Descriptions

Friday, September 28th

Session 1: Where MMT Came From and What It Is
This roundtable will explore the historical origins and core precepts of the neochartalist school of thought, popularly known as Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), with some of its founding proponents.

Session 2: Mainstreaming MMT
This keynote address will trace MMT’s evolution from a little-known academic theory to a mass intellectual movement influencing the highest levels of politics and policy discourse across the world.

Session 3: Monetary Theory After MMT
MMT has had a profound impact on monetary scholarship across a range of disciplines, from economics to history, law, anthropology, and sociology. This roundtable explores future directions for monetary research that builds and expands upon the MMT framework.

Session 4: Building the Job Guarantee Coalition
In recent years, the idea of a ‘Job Guarantee’, centered on a legal right to public employment, has broken into popular political discourse, prompting interest and support from a range of stakeholders and interest groups. This roundtable will discuss the role of MMT in the emerging Job Guarantee Coalition, and how best to teach and learn from our allies and fellow travelers.

Session 5: The Future of Job Guarantee Advocacy
This roundtable will discuss the how the Job Guarantee can create a world of better, safer, more meaningful work, focused on caring for people, planet, and communities. The speakers will specifically focus on the feminist and environmental implications of the Job Guarantee.

Saturday, September 29th

Stream A: Power
This stream will focus on increasing MMT’s societal impact via: the press, government bureaucracy, financial markets, and the electorate.

1A: Communicating with MMT: Journalism & Narrative
This workshop will focus on the MMT community’s relationship with the press, as well as multimedia messaging and framing strategies.

2A: Governing with MMT: Public Officials
This workshop will discuss the development of MMT-informed policy and administrative approaches within government institutions.

3A: Investing with MMT: Market Practitioners
In this workshop, participants will share how their own trading and market analysis strategies have been shaped by their understanding of MMT.

4A: Winning with MMT: Electoral Politics
This workshop will compare past, present, and future strategies for infusing MMT into political campaigns at various levels of government.

Stream B: Community
This stream will focus on growing the MMT movement and improving its internal community and organizational dynamics.

1B: Different Strokes, Different Folks: Popular vs. Academic Education
This workshop will invite participants to discuss their experiences spreading the paradigm to lay audiences as compared to audiences familiar with technical vocabulary.

2B: So What?: Building Bridges with Social Justice Movements
This workshop will focus on building solidarity with other political struggles, and strategies for teaching and learning from grassroots groups, specifically.

3B: Getting Involved: Local Action & Organization-Building
This workshop will discuss how folks can operate and participate in MMT-oriented groups and institutions in the context of the broader movement.

4B: Practicing What We Preach: Organizational Governance, Diversity, and Democracy
In this workshop, representatives of various community organizations will discuss their internal structure and culture, and share best practices reflecting values inherent to the MMT paradigm.

Stream C: Justice
This stream will focus on building and transforming the economy and public institutions in ways consistent with the insights, values, and policy vision of the MMT community.

1C: "Anyone Can Create Law, The Trouble is Getting It Accepted:" The Political Economy of Modern Money
This workshop explores the relationship between Modern Monetary Theory, legal theory and political economy, and the role of legal professionals in the MMT community.

2C: Public Purpose, Private Power?: Corporate Governance, Taxation, and Competition
This workshop explores the relationship between the Modern Money perspective and policies intended to confront corporate power, especially through antitrust law and financial regulation.

3C: Toward a Caring Economy: Healthcare, Welfare, & Education
This workshop will focus on how MMT insights and strategies can inform and empower those fighting to build a more human and just economy, oriented around people and planet.

4C: The Modern Money Matrix: Finance, Technology, & Regulation
This workshop explores the legal and technological dimensions of contemporary payments systems, banking, and financial services.

Stream D: Knowledge
This stream will focus on deepening and expanding MMT as an intellectual paradigm, as well as establishing an agenda for future interdisciplinary research.

1D: Grounded MMT: Historical & Empirical Research
This workshop will explore new directions for historical and data-driven social scientific research, informed by MMT’s analytic insights and policy recommendations.

2D: Sustainable MMT: Geopolitics, Ecology, & Development
This workshop discusses issues of war, imperialism and international development from an MMT perspective, with an eye toward promoting sustainability and environmental justice.

3D: Intersectional MMT: Equity & Inclusion in Theory & Pedagogy
This facilitated workshop will examine how the MMT paradigm does and does not incorporate analyses attuned to race, gender, and identity, and discuss ways to incorporate marginalized and oppressed perspectives and voices in MMT discourse and scholarship.

4D: Cultural MMT: Neochartalism & The Humanities
This workshop aims to rethink the humanities from a neochartalist perspective, taking recently published, cutting-edge MMT-inspired humanities research as a starting point.

Sunday, September 29th

Session 1: MMT as a Domestic Movement
This town hall-style discussion, featuring MMT leaders and delegates from across the world, will explore opportunities for expanding MMT’s influence in different national contexts, and identify lessons for the broader community from local successes and failures.

Session 2: MMT as an International Movement
This town hall-style discussion, featuring MMT leaders and delegates from across the world, will explore opportunities for improving coordination between various MMT communities, as well as how best to integrate regional and culturally-specific considerations into broader MMT advocacy efforts.

Session 3: Community Strategy and Institutional Build-Out
This plenary discussion will explore future goals and challenges for MMT community, including proposals for developing new community-wide institutions, and plans for next year’s conference and related initiatives.