In the aftermath of the global economic crisis of 2008, there has been an upsurge of interest in political economy that seeks to rejuvenate thinking about the functioning of capitalism and to develop alternatives to received orthodoxy.

In order to give this work at the OU a more visible external presence, academics and research students from different faculties have come together to form the Open Political Economy Group (OPEG). Interdisciplinary in approach and drawing on the best traditions of The Open University, OPEG is open to and critical of different traditions and history, including those of Marx, Keynes and Minsky.

The group is led by me and and Andrew Trigg. The members of the group are drawn mainly from the Faculty of Business and Law and the Faculty of Arts and of Social Sciences at the Open University.

For more information about you can go to OPEG website.