Political Economy Workshop

This seminar meets 6 to 10 times a semester. Graduate students and faculty from the Economics Department and from elsewhere present papers on a range of topics in political economy.

Spring 2019 Schedule

Date Speaker(s) Title
February 26**
4:00 pm

Kate Bahn
Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Melissa Mahoney
University of North Carolina Asheville

Do TRAP Laws Trap Women into Bad Jobs?
(Please contact authors to request a draft)

March 5
4:00 pm

UMass Amherst Labor Center

The Impact of Wrongful Discharge Laws on Wages: 1979-2014
March 19**
4:00 pm

Felicia Kornbluh
University of Vermont

Why Couldn't Feminists Change the Law? Welfare Reform, Gender, and Political Ideas in Modern America
March 26
4:00 pm

Adaman Fikret
University of Bogazici UMass Sheridan Visiting Scholar

Ecological Economics: Retrospects and Prospects
April 9**
4:00 pm
Leanne Ronccolato
Franklin & Marshall College
Underground Employment: Analyzing the Job Quality of New York City Subway

April 16
4:00 pm

Armagan Gezici
Keene State University
Market Power and the Use of New Technologies in U.S. Industries
April 23*
4:00 pm

Victor Grossman

Stephen Wechsler

A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee
April 30**
4:00 pm
CANCELED- Sara Cantillon
WiSE Centre for Economic Justice
Economic Autonomy within Households

* co-sponsored by the UMass Social Thought and Political Economy Program (STPEC)

** co-sponsored by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), Gender and Care Work Program


Room 209
Crotty Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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

For further information, contact Professor Moos at kmoos@umass.edu.