APPEAL reading group: What is Capitalism? Session 3
Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, 3pm Eastern Daylight Time via Zoom
To Register click here.
We’re excited to announce the third session of the APPEAL reading group exploring the law and political economy of capitalism. Meeting approximately every month, we will expect participants to read material circulated in advance. All are welcome, and participants need not attend each session. Discussions will draw on a series of questions on topics such as the elements of capitalism; temporal dynamics of capitalism; varieties of capitalism; and capitalism, subjectivity, and inequality.
This session continues our discussion of Keynesian theory and policy to capitalism. We will read another short essay by economist Joan Robinson as well as two short pieces by Warren Samuels, an economist and economic historian who wrote extensively on law and economics.
This session’s discussion will be led by Dr. Eric Scorsone, an institutional economist who worked closely with Samuels and who directs the MSUE Center for Local Government Finance and Policy at Michigan State University. Check out his new blog, Institutional Law and Economics: The Legal-Economic Nexus.
We’ll send the readings once you register:
Joan Robinson, What has become of the Keynesian Revolution? Challenge (Jan./Feb. 1974)
Warren Samuels, In Praise of Joan Robinson: Economics as Social Control, Society (Jan./Feb. 1989)
Warren Samuels, Some Fundamentals of the Economic Role of Government, 23 J. of Economic Issues 427-433 (1989).
For further more information, email Appeal@politicaleconomylaw.org with Capitalism Reading Group in the subject line.
APPEAL Emerging Scholars Happy Hour & Mentoring Session
Oct. 9, 2020 at 4pm Eastern Daylight Time online
Register here. Zoom link will be emailed.
We welcome students, postdocs, and other emerging scholars interested in law and political economy to join an informal online gathering to explore career interests and strategies. Senior scholars are also invited to join us to share their insights and advice. Rather than presentations, this gathering will be a chance for emerging scholars to meet each other and to discuss questions, challenges, and opportunities for building careers in academia and beyond. We hope to build a law and political economy community that crosses disciplines and the globe to support the next generation of scholars, policy experts, and change-makers!
Facilitated by University of Manchester Professor John Haskell, Sarah Lawrence College Professor Jamee Moudud, and University at Buffalo Professor Martha McCluskey.
For more information, email Appeal@politicaleconomylaw.org
POSTPONED due to COVID-19:
Call for Participation – Students and Emerging Scholars
2020 APPEAL Workshop:
Law and Political Economy: Meeting the Challenges of Our Times
Co-sponsored by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Young Scholars Initiative (Law and Finance Group) and the Sarah Lawrence College Economics Department
Friday April 24 and Saturday April 25
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
Details and Submissions here