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.

Fall 2017 Schedule

Date Speaker(s) Title
Tuesday
Sept 12
4:00 pm
Deepankar Basu, Sam Bowles, David Kotz, Bob Pollin, Vamsi Vakulabharanam
UMass Amherst
Round Table on Marx’s Capital Volume I
Tuesday
Sept 19
4:00 pm
Stefano Di Buccianico
Roma Tre University
Some Notes on the Secular Stagnation Hypothesis
Tuesday
Sept 26
4:00 pm
Sara Hsu
State University of New York at New Paltz
The Financial Crisis of 2008
Tuesday
Oct 3
4:00 pm
Eric Kemp-Benedict
Stockholm Environmental Institute
The Treadmill of Progress: Biased Technological Change, Distribution, and Natural Resources
Monday
Oct 16 *
4:00 pm
Gordon Lafer
​University of Washington
How Corporations are Remaking America One State at a Time
Tuesday
Oct 17
4:00 pm
Kim Christiansen
Sarah Lawrence College
The Social Structures of Accumulation and the Labor Movement: A Brief History and a Modest Proposal
Tuesday
Nov 14
4:00 pm
Vamsi Vakulabharanam
UMass Amherst
Sripad Motiram
UMass Boston
Caste, Class, and the Production of City Space
Tuesday
Nov 28
4:00 pm
Daniele Girardi
UMass Amherst
Allende’s Election, Pinochet’s Coup, and the Santiago Stock Market
Tuesday
Dec 5
4:00 pm
Sonja Novkovic
St. Mary’s Univeristy, Halifax
Cooperatives in Theory and Practice

* Jointly sponsored by the Political Economy Research Institute

Room 209
Crotty Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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

For further information, contact Professor Kotz at dmkotz@econs.umass.edu.