U of A campus & Livestream • November 17–19, 2023

2023-06-20-0900 Session 2: Financing and democratizing well-being policy in Alberta

June 20

Session Two: 9:00 – 10:45 AM
Financing and democratizing well-being policy in Alberta

Public banks: decarbonization, definancialization, and democratization

with Thomas Marois and respondents

Thomas Marois

Thomas Marois is a Reader in Development Studies, SOAS University of London and incoming Professor in Political Science, McMaster University, Hamilton. Thomas is a leading scholar of public banks and author of the book Public Banks: Decarbonisation, Definancialisation, and Democratisation (2021, Cambridge University Press). Read more »

Bob Ascah

Bob Ascah, ABpolecon.ca and Parkland Institute
Bob Ascah was Director of the Institute for Public Economics from 2009-2013. He is the editor and contributor to A Sales Tax for Alberta: Why and How. His articles have appeared in Alberta Views, The Conversation, Calgary Herald, Canadian Accountant, and The Globe and Mail. Read more »

Niall Harney

Niall Harney, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba
Niall is a Senior Researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba, where he holds the Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues. Niall's research covers topics in the areas of labour studies and political economy, including alternative budgeting, living wages, income inequality, and fiscal policy. Read more »

Jared Blustein

Jared Blustein, Arusha Centre Society, Calgary
Jared Blustein, after completing a graduate degree investigating contemporary economic issues and potential solutions, he cofounded The Allium Restaurant and Bodega Worker Cooperative (The Allium). In addition to co-operating The Allium, Jared is also a manager at the Arusha Centre Society, a non-profit organization that works on a variety of social, economic, and environmental issues in Calgary.
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Gwendolyn Blue

Gwendolyn Blue, University of Calgary
Gwendolyn Blue is an Associate Professor in Geography with appointments in the Faculty of Science Natural Science interdisciplinary program. Read more »