Economic History and Development Workshop

A seminar meeting 3-4 times a semester in which graduate students and faculty from the Economics Department and other Colleges and Universities present research in progress on a range of topics in economic history and economic development.

Spring 2018 Schedule

Date Speaker(s) Title
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 Washingtion, Bothell
Engendering Feudalism
March 21
4:00 pm

Sejuti Dasgupta
James Madison College 
Michigan State University

Farmers Matter in New India But Not in the Same Way: Political Settlement, Discontinuous Agrarian Policy and Class Formations
April 4**
4:00 pm
Melanie Khamis
Wesleyan University
Gender Imbalances and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Large-Scale Mexican Migration

Friday April 6***, 4:00 pm                          

Professor Manoranjan Mohanty                                                   
“China's Success Trap: implications for global development discourse”

* Indicates that seminar is jointly sponsored with Political Economy Workshop
**Indicates that seminar is jointly sponsored with Applied Microeconomics Workshop
*** Co-sponsored with 
Asian Political Economy Program, PERI

Room 209
Crotty Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst


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

For more details contact Professor Srivastava at