Past Events

JeannetteWebMobilizing Economic Research to Address Socioeconomic and Racial Injustices

PERI's Jeannette Wicks-Lim is featured in panel discussion during symposium sponsored by Economic Policy Institute's Program on Race, Ethnicity and the Economy.

November 14, 12:30-4:30pm

Economic Policy Institute
Washington, DC


Thomas HannaBrown Bag Talk—"Our Common Wealth: The Return of Public Ownership to the United States"

Thomas Hanna, Research Director of the Democracy Collaborative in Washington, DC, discusses his new book.

November 16, 12:30-2:00pm

UMass Amherst
Gordon Hall, Third Floor Conference Room
RSVP to Nicole Dunham:

Time Poverty and the Poverty of Economics

Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

November 9, 3:00pm

Sponsored by PERI Program on Gender and Care Work

UMass Amherst
Gordon Hall, Third Floor Conference Room

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Film screening and post-film panel discussion with UMass faculty and student leaders

October 11, 4:00pm

UMass Amherst
Gordon Hall, Third Floor Conference Room


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arxism and Gender in the Twenty-First Century

Tithi Bhattacharya, Professor of South Asian History and Director of Global Studies at Purdue University

September 28, 12:30pm

UMass Amherst
Gordon Hall, Third Floor Conference Room

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William A. Darity, Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, Duke University

September 28, 2:00pm

UMass Amherst
Gordon Hall, Third Floor Conference Room

APPEAL Political Economy and the Law Workshop:
Connecting Ideas and Policies for Change

Cohosted and sponsored by PERI and APPEAL (Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and the Law).

June 14-15
UMass Amherst


A Typology of Players: Between Instinctive and Contemplative

Ariel Rubinstein, Professor of Economics, University of Tel Aviv and New York University

March 26, 4:00pm
UMass Amherst


Climate Change Turns 30: Tribalism and Sustainability

Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Thursday, January 25, 4:00pm
UMass Amherst


PERI Speaker Series: The Right Wing Assault on American Democracy

Perry Anderson, Distinguished Professor, Department of History, UCLA; former editor of the New Left Review
Neo-Liberalism and Its Fall-Out

April 11, 4:00pm
UMass Amherst


William Spriggs, Professor of Economics, Howard University; Chief Economist, AFL-CIO
All of Us or None of Us: Inequality, Race, Class and the Crisis in Our "Democracy"

December 4, 4:00pm
UMass Amherst


Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy, Duke University
Democracy in Chains

November 13, 4:30pm
UMass Amherst


Jennifer Taub, Professor, Vermont Law School
Reinventing Law and Economics

November 1, 4:00pm
UMass Amherst


Gordon Lafer, Professor, Labor Education & Research Center at University of Oregon
The One Percent Solution

October 16, 4:00pm
UMass Amherst


Carbon Pricing 101: Setting the Price and Allocating the Revenue

James Boyce, Professor, Economics Dept. and Director, Development, Peacebuilding and the Environment, UMass Amherst

November 2, 4:00pm
UMass Amherst


Invest in Minds Not Missiles: Resisting the Trillion-Dollar Nuclear Weapons Escalation

Jonathan King, Professor, Department of Biology, MIT

October 25, 4:00pm
UMass Amherst


Crotty Hall Celebration Conference:
"Political Economy at Crotty Hall: Ushering in the New, Remembering the Old"

A conference for Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Friends Of UMass Economics

April 28-29
UMass Amherst

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Noam Chomsky Delivers Crotty Hall Inaugural Lectures

"Prospects for Survival"

April 13, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30)
Mullins Center (click here for directions)
UMass Amherst
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC- Seating is first-come first serve. 

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Leontief Prize Ceremony and Lecture

PERI's James Boyce receives Leontief Prize and delivers lecture on "Economics, Equity, and the Environment."

March 28, 1:30 pm
Tufts University
Medford, MA

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