Workshops

The Economics Department has a wide variety of workshops offered throughout the Spring and Fall semesters that are open to the public. The workshop schedules are posted each semester.  Announcements are made on the home page during the week the presentation will be held.

In addition to these workshops, there are a number of working groups in the department. The seminars for these groups can be found in the Graduate Academics section.

Spring 2021 Workshop Schedule

All times are Eastern Time 

 

Political Economy Workshops

Date Speaker(s) Title
Friday, February 12, 10:00-11:30am Tiago Mata
University College London
Topic: Academic freedom and radical economics in the Vietnam Era
Tuesday, February 16, 4:00-5:30pm Nancy Folbre
UMass Amherst
Topic: BOOK LAUNCH: The Rise and Decline of Patriarchal Systems: An Intersectional Political Economy
Tuesday, March 16, 4:00-5:30pm Barry Naughton
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
 Is China today creating a new type of economic system?
Zoom: https://umassamherst.zoom.us/j/95059790823?pwd=N1FlQ01iWEFHK3o5N1ZqaGFUV1NYUT09
Tuesday, April 6, 4:00-5:30pm Li Zhongjin
University of Missouri Kansas City
David Kotz
UMass Amherst
Topic: Is China Imperialist? Economy, State, and Insertion in the Global System
Zoom: https://umassamherst.zoom.us/j/95059790823?pwd=N1FlQ01iWEFHK3o5N1ZqaGFUV1NYUT09
Tuesday, April 13, 4:00-5:30pm Andrew Liu
Villanova University
Topic: Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India
Joint with the History and Development Workshop and the Department of History
Zoom: https://umassamherst.zoom.us/j/95059790823?pwd=N1FlQ01iWEFHK3o5N1ZqaGFUV1NYUT09
Friday, April 23, 10:00-11:30am Fiona Tregenna
University of Johannesburg
Topic: TBA
Zoom: https://umassamherst.zoom.us/j/95059790823?pwd=N1FlQ01iWEFHK3o5N1ZqaGFUV1NYUT09
Tuesday, April 27, 4:00-5:30pm Robert Brenner
University of California, Los
Angeles
Topic: Predation Meets Decline: The Transition from Capitalism to Feudalism?
Zoom: https://umassamherst.zoom.us/j/95059790823?pwd=N1FlQ01iWEFHK3o5N1ZqaGFUV1NYUT09
Date TBA William Darity, Jr.
Duke University
Kirsten Mullen
Topic and Zoom link TBA

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Economic History and Development Workshops

Date Speaker(s) Title
Wednesday, February 3, 4:00-6:00pm
* Joint with Applied Microeconmics Workshop. 
Francesco Bogliacino Topic: The Promised Land: The effects of the Land Restitution Program in Colombia.
Wednesday, March 17, 4:00-6:00pm
Zoom Link
Isabella Weber Topic: What You Exported Matters: Path-Dependence in Export Diversification and Economic Complexity Across Two Eras of Globalization.
Wednesday, March 24, 4:00-6:00pm
Zoom Link
Gregg Mitman Topic: Sitting on Old Mats to Plait New”: Struggles over Land and Livelihoods in the Development of Liberia’s Concession Economy
Wednesday, March 31, 4:00-6:00pm
Zoom Link
Katharina Pistor Topic: On the Properties of Data and the Future of Data Governance.
Wednesday, April 14, 4:00-6:00pm
Zoom Link
Léonce Ndikumana Topic: TBA
Friday, April 16, 10:00am
Zoom Link
Barbara Harriss-White Topic: Capitalist Transformation of the North East Himalayan Region. 
Wednesday, April 28, 4:00-6:00pm
Zoom Link
Sven Beckert and Mark Stelzner Topic: Slaves’ Contribution to Output and Growth in Antebellum America.    

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Applied Microeconomics Workshops

To receive the password for the Applied Microeconomics Zoom sessions, please contact the organizers,
Arin Dube (adube@umass.edu) or Ina Ganguli (iganguli@umass.edu)

Date Speaker(s) Title
Wednesday, February 3, 4:00-6:00pm
* Joint with Applied Microeconmics Workshop. 
Francesco Bogliacino Topic: The Promised Land: The effects of the Land Restitution Program in Colombia.
March 3, 4:00-5:15pm Brigham Frandsen
Brigham Young University
Topic: "Judging Judge Fixed Effects"
Wednesday, March 10, 4:00-5:15pm Jamein Cunningham
University of Memphis
 
Topic: “Collective Bargaining Rights, Policing, and Civilian Deaths”
Wednesday, April 7,  4:00-5:15pm Ilyana Kuziemko
Princeton University
Topic: TBA

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Economic Theory Workshops

Date Speaker(s) Title
TBA    
TBA