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APPEAL welcomes members to join us in advancing law and political economy through research, education and policy.  Our interests and goals include:

  • Understanding the economy as a system interconnected with law and government
  • Questioning policies and theories that assume self-regulating or optimizing markets
  • Expanding the possibilities for policies responding to inequality, insecurity, and environmental destruction
  • Developing a law and economics that enhances democracy, justice, along with inclusive and sustainable prosperity.
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APPEAL Reading Group:  What is Capitalism?  Session 8 

Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 at 3PM EST
via Zoom 
Register HERE

Please join us for the next session of the APPEAL reading group on the law and political economy of capitalism.  All are welcome, and participants need not attend each session, though we do ask participants to read the materials in advance.  We also encourage participants to join APPEAL by signing up as a member,

This session will explore feminist insights into the law and political economy of capitalism. 

The readings will be sent by email to those who register:

Ellen Mutari , Marilyn Power & Deborah M. Figart (2002). Neither Mothers Nor Breadwinners: African-American Women's Exclusion From US Minimum Wage Policies, 1912-1938, Feminist Economics, 8:2, 37-61, DOI: 10.1080/13545700210160988. 


Randy Albelda, University of Massachusetts Boston, Essential, exposed, and still unequal: Women, work and Covid-19 in the US (working draft January 2021).

As this session’s discussion leader, we’re excited to have Professor Emerita Marilyn Power, Sarah Lawrence College Department of Economics.  

For more information, please email with Capitalism Reading Group in the subject line.  


APPEAL Reading Group:  What is Capitalism?  Session 9 

Friday, March. 26, 2021 at
via Zoom 
**Details & Registration will be available soon.


For more information, please email with Capitalism Reading Group in the subject line.  


Law and Political Economy 

Monthly Mentoring “Office Hours”-next date will be announced soon