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 2018 Schedule

Date Speaker(s) Title
February 20
4:00 pm
Gabor Scheiring
Cambridge University
The Political Economy of Illiberal Democracy: A Relational Class Analysis of the Tensions Between Capitalism and Democracy in Hungary
February 27*
4:00 pm
Shahram Azhar
Habib University, Karachi
CANCELLED Political Power and Economic Monopoly: A Social Network Analysis of Corporate Post-Colonial Pakistan
February 28* 
4:00 pm
S. Charusheela
University of Washington Bothell
Engendering Feudalism
March 6
4:00 pm
Amanda Page-Hoongrajok, Shouvik Chakraborty, Robert Pollin
UMass Amherst
Austerity Versus Green Growth for Puerto Rico
March 20
4:00 pm
Hendrik van den Berg
​UMass Amherst
Standard International Trade Theory and the Corporate Dominance of International Trade: Explaining the Disconnect
April 3
4:00 pm
Omar Dahi
Hampshire College
The Political Economy of War and Post-Resettlement Reconstruction in Syria
April 10
4:00 pm

David Kotz
UMass Amherst
The Political Economy of the Trump Presidency
April 24
4:00 pm
Surbhi Kesar
UMass Amherst
Possibilities of Transformation: Analyzing the Informal Sector in India

* Jointly sponsored by the History & Development Workshop


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.