Workshops

The Economics Department has a wide variety of workshops offered throughout the Spring and Fall semesters that are open to the public. The workshop schedules are posted each semester.  Announcements are made on the home page during the week the presentation will be held.

In addition to these workshops, there are a number of working groups in the department. The seminars for these groups can be found in the Graduate Academics section.

Spring 2022 Workshop Schedule
All times are Eastern Time 

Political Economy Workshops

Date, Time, Location Speaker(s) Title
March 8
4:00-5:30pm
In Person and online via Zoom
Online via Zoom
Guinn Slobodian, Wellesley College Zone Fever: A political history.
March 22
4:00-5:30pm
In Person and online via Zoom
Crotty Hall 209 and Zoom
Amel Ahmed, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Budgets and the Politics of Austerity in Interwar Europe
April 5
4:00-5:30pm
Crotty Hall 209 and Zoom
Contact lpking@econs.umass.edu the Zoom URL
Sid Rothstein, Williams College The tech-finance bloc: political power and national strategies for digital transformation
Cancelled
April 19
4:00-5:30pm
Crotty Hall 209 and Zoom
Contact lpking@econs.umass.edu the Zoom URL
Andrew Schrank, Brown University
Crowding-in Government Regulation: The Case of the National Consumers League
April 26
4:00-5:30pm
Crotty Hall 209 and Zoom
Contact lpking@econs.umass.edu the Zoom URL
Jacob Bor, Boston University A canary in the coal mine? Population health and reactionary politics
May 10
4:00-5:30pm
Online via Zoom
(Contact lpking@econs.umass.edu for the location or URL)
 
Eleni Tsingou, Copenhagen Business School Fertile Markets: The making of a cross-border reproductive care market

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Economic History and Development Workshops

Date Speaker(s) Title

February 9
4:00-5:30pm
Crotty 209 and online via Zoom
Recording

Leonce Ndikumana, UMass-Amherst Inflation in Ethiopia
March 2
4:00-5:30pm
Recording
C. P. Chandrasekhar, ex-JNU Who gains from agricultural “reform”? Understanding the 2020 Indian farm laws and protests
March 23
4:00-5:30pm
Recording
Ramaa Vasudevan The Gold-Exchange Standard in Colonial India: Foreshadowing the Monetary Hierarchy of the State-Credit Standard
April 1 (Rescheduled from March 11)
10:00-11:30am
Recording
Mary O’Sullivan Capitalism and Crisis: The Real Problem of the Great Depression
April 20
4:00-5:30pm
Recording
Leonce Ndikumana, Raymond Caraher and Lynda Pickbourn   Does Project-Level Foreign Aid Increase Access to Improved Water Sources? Evidence from Uganda

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Applied Microeconomics Workshops

Date Speaker(s) Title
March 9
4:00-5:15pm
Contact Ina Ganguli for link
Erika Deserranno, Northwestern University Financial Incentives in Multi-layered Organizations: An Experiment in the Public Sector
April 13
4:00-5:15pm
Contact Ina Ganguli for link
Ghazala Azmat, Sciences Po Topic TBA
May 4
4:00-5:15pm
Contact Ina Ganguli for link
Raffaele Saggio, University of British Columbia
Topic TBA
May 11
4:00-5:15pm
Contact Ina Ganguli for link
Silvia Vannutelli, Northwestern University From Lapdogs to Watchdogs: Random Auditor Assignment and Municipal Fiscal Performance

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Economic Theory Workshops

Date Speaker(s) Title
March 7
4:00-5:30pm
Online via Zoom
Contact Don Katzner for link
Kevin Young, UMass-Amherst The Color of Power: Race, Gender, and Skin Color Dynamics Among the Global Elite
March 28
4:00-5:30pm
Online via Zoom
Contact Don Katzner for link
Bob Pollin, UMass-Amherst

Green New Deal Analytics: A Global Framework and Case Study for South Korea

Workshop Papers 1 | Workshop papers 2

April 11
4:00-5:30pm
Online via Zoom
Contact Don Katzner for link
Arslan Razmi, UMass-Amherst
With Guilherme Martins
Sustained Exchange Rate Misalignment and with Economic Development
April 25
4:00-5:30pm
Online via Zoom
Contact Don Katzner for link
Juan-Camilo Cardenas, UMass-Amherst Testing Theories of Discrimination in the Field