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 2017 Schedule

Date Speaker(s) Title
March 7
4:00 pm
Erik Olsen
University of Missouri Kansas City
Labor Time, Commodity, and State Money: Complementary Approaches to Marxian Value Theory
4:00 pm
Kim Christensen
Sarah Lawrence College
March 28
4:00 pm
John Willoughby
American University
The Trump Administration and the Nature of the Capitalist State: A Look-Back to Early Marxist Theories of State Monopoly Capitalism and Fascism
April 6
4:00 pm
Rohit Azad
Jawaharlal Nehru University
India's Growth Story: A Model of 'Riskless Capitalism'
April 10*
4:00 pm
Zhun Xu
​Howard University
The Global Food Regime: Crisis and Restructuring
April 25
4:00 pm
Frank Ackerman
Synapse Energy Economics
Worst-Case Economics: Extreme Events in Climate and Finance
May 2 **
4:00 pm
Vamsi Vakulabharanam
UMass Amherst
Sripad Motiram
UMass Boston
Class, Caste and the Production of City Space: Perspectives from Indian Cities

 * Jointly sponsored with the Economic Theory Workshop
** Jointly sponsored with the History and Development Workshop



Room 209
Crotty Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst


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

The Political Economy Workshop is being organized in Spring 2017 by David Kotz, 202 Gordon Hall.  For more details contact Professor Kotz at dmkotz@econs.umass.edu