Thomas Marois book launch

Thomas Marois, author, senior lecturer at SOAS University of London, and PBI Advisory Board member, is presenting a webinar on June 15 at 3:00 pm ET / 12:00 PT for the North American launch of his latest book, Public Banks: Decarbonisation, Definancialisation and Democratisation.


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.