Economic History and Development Workshop

This seminar meets 3-4 times a semester in which graduate students and faculty present research in progress on a range of topics in economic history and economic development.  Faculty from other UMass departments as well as faculty from other universities and colleges are frequently invited to both attend and present papers.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Date Speaker(s) Title
September 11
4:00 pm

Una Osili
Professor of Economics
University of Indiana

The Long Term Impacts of Civil War: First and Second Generation Effects of the Nigerian Civil War

October 23
4:00 pm

Elizabeth Asiedu
Professor of Economics
University of Kansas

Are wealthier countries healthier?

November 6
4:00 pm
Onur Ulas Ince
Fung Global Fellow at Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
Gentlemanly Capitalists, Imperial Frontiersmen: Rethinking the Problem of Primitive Accumulation

This talk is based on two books:
Colonial Capitalism and the Dilemmas of Liberalism- Intro/Chap
Ongoing book project- Synopsis

December 4
4:00 pm

Shahram Azhar
Assistant Professor of Economics
Bucknell University

Gendered Class Exploitation and Modes of Surplus Appropriation in the Pakistani Labor Force (1980-2017) 



* All talks will be held on Wednesdays at 4 pm in 209 Crotty Hall

Room 209
Crotty Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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

For more details contact Professor Wa Githinji at