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.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Date Speaker(s) Title
September 17 
4:00 pm

Katherine Moos
Assistant Professor of Economics
UMass Amherst

The Historical Evolution of the Cost of Social Reproduction in the United States, 1959-2012 
(Paper available upon request)

September 24**
4:00 pm

Sara Cantillon
Professor of Economics Glasgow Caledonian University and Director of WiSE Centre for Economic Justice

Economic Autonomy within Households
October 21*
4:00 pm

Heather Boushey
President and CEO
Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do About It
October 29*** 
4:00 pm

Daniel Ellsberg

The Dollar Auction, Unendable Wars and Gambling with Catastrophe

November 12 
4:00 pm

Pilar Gonalons-Pons
Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of Pennsylvania

Reproductive Labor and the Structure of Inequality: Childcare Costs and Family Earnings Inequality 1984-2014
December 3
4:00 pm

Lopamudra Banerjee
Professor of Economics and Political Economy
Bennington College

Class Location and the Risk of Disaster Exposure
December 10 
4:00 pm
Stephanie Seguino
Professor of Economics
University of Vermont
Race Stratification in the US: Implicit Bias in the Criminal Justice System

* co-sponsored by the UMass Economic Theory Workshop

** co-sponsored by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), Gender and Care Work Program

*** co-sponsored by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), at Gordon Hall Conference Room


Room 209
Crotty Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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

For further information, contact Professor Moos at kmoos@umass.edu.