The URPE 50th Anniversary Conference took place September 27-30, 2018, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Over 375 people attended a program consisting of 71 panels and three plenary sessions, as well as an opening reception and conference dinner. The conference drew a significant group of founding URPE members, as well as a large number of people becoming acquainted with URPE for the first time.

In conjunction with the conference, URPE’s journal, the Review of Radical Political Economics, published a special issue celebrating URPE/RRPE’s 50th Anniversary, available free to URPE members here.

We are happy to share a selection of panels and presentations from the conference below.

Click here to see the full conference program. 

URPE wishes to thank the following people and organizations for their work and support in organizing this conference: Steve Theberge (URPE Organizational Coordinator), URPE Steering Committee Conference Organizing Subcommittee (Al Campbell, Paul Cooney, Erik Olsen, Paddy Quick, Ramaa Vasudevan), Nicole Dunham (PERI), Nancy Caldwell (PERI), Robert Pollin (PERI), Gerald Epstein (PERI), Amber Paluk (UMass Conference Services), Haley Morin (UMass Conference Services), Rebeccah Johnson (Umass Conference Services), Emily Pierce (Hampshire College), Zoe Pappenheimer Design, University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Economics.

A donation to support the conference from the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is also gratefully acknowledged.

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