Economic History and Development Workshop

This seminar meets 3-4 times a semester in which graduate students and faculty present research in progress on a range of topics in economic history and economic development.  Faculty from other UMass departments as well as faculty from other universities and colleges are frequently invited to both attend and present papers.

Spring 2019 Schedule

Date Speaker(s) Title
April 3
4:00 pm

Mare Sarr
Associate Professor of International Affairs and African Studies
Penn State University, School of International Affairs

Dictators Walking the Mogadishu Line: How Men Become Monsters and Monsters Become Men

May 1
4:00 pm

Canceled- Shahram Azhar
Assistant Professor of Economics
Bucknell University

Colonial Identities as Economic Entitlements: Rethinking Modes of Production as Modes of Pillage in the Longue Duree


* All talks will be held on Wednesdays at 4 pm in 209 Crotty Hall
with the exception of November 6, which is a Tuesday

Room 209
Crotty Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Papers should be posted at least one week prior to presentation.

For more details contact Professor Wa Githinji at