New Book: The Bonds of Inequality

N2PE launched the 2021-22 academic year with @DestinKJenkins on his new book The Bonds of Inequality (co-sponsored with the American Political History Seminar). Jenkins powerfully illustrates how municipal bond financing has reinforced racial privilege.

Race and Political Economy

On Thursday October 8 from 4-5.30 pm Brandi Thompson Summers (Geography), Rucker Johnson (Public Policy), and Christian Hosam (Political Science, moderator) will be discussing “Race and Political Economy.”

Gender and Political Economy

On Friday October 16 from 1-2.30 pm PT, Raka Ray (Sociology), Leslie Salzinger (Gender and Women’s Studies), and Tara Gonsalves (Sociology, moderator) will be discussing “Gender and Political Economy.” The panel will discuss how scholars have conceived of gender and political economy. It will explore the mechanisms by which gendered relations of power are produced […]

Talk by Mathew C. Klein, “Trade Wars are Class Wars.”

On Friday November 13 from 12-1.30 pm Matthew C. Klein, economics commentator at Barron’s, will give a talk on his book co-authored with Michael Pettis titled “Trade Wars are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace.” The talk will be moderated by Professor Brad DeLong (Economics). Please RSVP here Opens in new […]

Talk: Elizabeth Anderson on “The Work Ethic: Its Origins, Legacy, and Future.”

On Friday 20 November, from 12-1.30 pm PT, Elizabeth Anderson (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan), will be giving a talk titled “The Work Ethic: Its Origins, Legacy, and Future.” Mark Brilliant (History, UC Berkeley) will moderate. Please RSVP here Opens in new […]

What’s at Stake in the Minimum Wage Debate: A Political Economy Perspective

Panelists: Catherine Fisk (Berkeley Law) Tsedeye Gebreselassie (National Employment Law Project) Ken Jacobs (Berkeley Labor Center) Michael Reich (Economics, IRLE). Moderator: Diana Reddy (doctoral student in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at Berkeley) Buoyed by social movements and new economic research, the Biden administration seeks to more than double the current federal minimum wage.  In […]

Rethinking Political Economy: How to Teach It Right

Panelists: J. Bradford DeLong (Economics) Marion Fourcade (Sociology) Gillian Hart (Geography) Alan Karras (ISSP & Political Economy) Moderator: Richard Ashcroft (N2PE Project Coordinator and a Lecturer in Political Economy at Berkeley) The field of Political Economy spans several different disciplines and departments in the academy, which means its teaching also varies. The panel will address the […]

Big Tech: What is the Nature of the Challenge, and What Should We Do?

Panelists: Martin Kenney (Community and Regional Development, UC Davis) Dan Rubinfeld (NYU Law & UC Berkeley Law and Economics Emeritus) Sandeep Vaheesan (Open Markets Institute) John Zysman (Political Science, UC Berkeley) Moderator: Konrad Posch (N2PE Graduate Coordinator and PhD Candidate in Political Science at UC Berkeley) This panel brings together leading experts on the digital […]

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