Join us for the North American launch of:
Public Banks: Decarbonisation, Definancialisation and Democratisation (Cambridge University Press).
Thomas Marois of University College London.
Marois offers a refreshingly new and groundbreaking perspective on the topic. Although seldom discussed in the North American context, there are more than 900 public banks in the world, holding close to $50 trillion in assets. Some are deeply problematic institutions with little transparency, while others have demonstrated their potential to play a catalytic and even democratic role in social, economic and environmental transformation. Marois will discuss the central theoretical arguments of his book as well as the potential for public banks to play a more significant role in North America amidst a resurgence of interest in (re)making public financial institutions.
For more information on the book visit the Cambridge University Press website: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/public-banks/0EC8E41F837E1F10BE53FC31DA83D012
Event hosted by the Municipal Services Project.
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