URPE at ASSA 2018 Philadelphia

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Loews Philadelphia, Congress A

Macroeconomic Studies of Labor Market

Organizer/Chair: Armağan Gezici, Keene State College 



Paper 1: Macroeconomic Stabilization: The Case of Labor Market Policy. Ibrahim Tahri, The New School 


Paper 2: The gender dynamics of employment and distribution in a globalizing world. Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont

Paper 3: The Character and Extent of Bondaged Labor in the Globalization Economy. John McDermott, SUNY 


Discussants: Armağan Gezici, Keene State College, Sergio Cámara Izquierdo, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco



 

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Loews Philadelphia, Congress B

Stabilizing an Unstable International Monetary System- Current and Historical Perspectives

Organizer: Devika Dutt, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Chair: Ozgur Orhangazi, Kadir Has University, Turkey


 

Paper 1: The Surprising Persistence of the Dollar: Can it Outlive Trumpism? Gerald Epstein, UMass, Amherst

Paper 2: Towards a New Developmental Financial Architecture? The Global Crisis and Financial Innovations in the Developing World. Ilene Grabel, University of Denver


Paper 3: Recovery from Financial Crises in Peripheral Economies, 1870-1913. Peter Bent, University of Massachusetts Amherst 


Paper 4: Does Sterilized Central Bank Intervention have long term effects on Exchange Rates? The case of the British Exchange Equalization Account, 1952-1972. Alain Naef, University of Cambridge

Paper 5: The Costs of Foreign Exchange Intervention. Devika Dutt, University of Massachusetts Amherst 


Discussants: 
Gerald Epstein, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Ilene Grabel, University of Denver, Peter Bent, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Alain Naef, University of Cambridge, Devika Dutt, University of Massachusetts Amherst 
 

 

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Loews Philadelphia, Congress B

Empirical and Theoretical Developments in Marxian Political Economy

 

Organizer: Scott Carter, URPE


Chair: Usha Pradhan, University of Missouri - Kansas City 


 

Paper 1: Regimes of Realization: Using Marx and Kalecki to empirically understand the U.S. Economy including the Great Recession and the “Recovery." David Brennan, Franklin and Marshall College

Paper 2: The Construction of Production: Locating the Production Boundary in Conventional and Marxian Aggregates. Daniel Urban, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Paper 3: Karl Marx’s ‘Critique of Political Economy.’ Riccardo Bellofiore, University of Bergamo

Paper 4: Marxian value categories in Sraffa’s unpublished papers: Evidence from the early 1940s. Scott Carter, The University of Tulsa 


Discussants: Erik Olsen, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Erdogan Bakir, Bucknell University, Fred Moseley, Mount Holyoke College      

 

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Loews Philadelphia, Congress A

Topics in economic development: explorations and evidence from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

 

Organizer/Chair: Lynda Pickbourn, Hampshire College 



Paper 1: The Unlimited Demand for Care: A Resource Model. Jennifer Cohen, Miami University 


Paper 2: Implications of microfinance debt burden for household welfare: Lessons from Ghana. Theresa Mannah-Blankson, Messiah College 


Paper 3: The Role of Women's Empowerment in Child Malnutrition: Evidence from Tanzania. Berna Dogan, University of Massachusetts Amherst 


Paper 4: Impact of armed conflicts on child welfare in Côte d’Ivoire. Didier Wayoro, University of Massachusetts Amherst 


Discussants: 
Jennifer Cohen, Miami University,Theresa Mannah-Blankson, Messiah College, Berna Dogan, University of Massachusetts Amherst Didier Wayoro, University of Massachusetts Amherst 


2018 David Gordon Memorial Lecture

Free Markets and the Decline of Democracy

Presenter: John Weeks, School of Oriental and African Studies

 

Chair: Ann E. Davis, Marist College 



Discussant: Gary Mongiovi, St. John’s University

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Loews Philadelphia, Congress A

 


Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Loews Philadelphia, Congress A

Empirical and Theoretical Explorations of the Instability of Capitalism

 

Organizer: Armağan Gezici, Keene State College

Chair: Sergio Cámara Izquierdo, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco

 

Paper 1: Economic surplus, the Baran ratio and global capitalism. Zhun Xu, Howard University


Paper 2: Government policies and financial crises: mitigation, postponement or prevention? Bernhard Schütz, University of Linz 


Paper 3: Two Business Cycles within the Industrial Cycle of 1991-2009: A Marxist Analysis of the Real Economic Ground of the 2008 Financial Crisis. Ken Hirano, Chuo University


Paper 4: Political Instability and Volatility of Investment Growth: Evidence from Turkey. Osman Can Icoz, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 


Paper 5: A Missing element in the Empirical Post Keynesian theory of Inflation – Total Credits to Households: A VAR approach to US Inflation. Hongkil Kim, University of Missouri - Kansas City 


 

Discussants: 
Ozgur Orhangazi, Kadir Has University, Turkey, Hanna Szymborska, University of Leeds 
         


 

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Loews Philadelphia, Congress B

Research in Feminist Radical Political Economics

 

Organizer/Chair: Jennifer Cohen, Miami University & University of the Witwatersrand 


 

Paper 1: Seeing the Invisible and Blurring the Line: Labor, Nature and Social Reproduction. Sirisha Naidu, Wright State University

Paper 2: Materials, Waged and Unwaged Work in Eco-Conscious Households. Kirstin Munro, St. John's University


Paper 3: Women’s Household Production in the Capitalist Mode of Production. Paddy Quick, St Francis College


Paper 4: Gender Inequality in Post-Capitalism: Theorizing Institutions for Democratic Workplaces. Barbara Hopkins, Wright State University

 

Discussants: 
Sirisha Naidu, Wright State University, Kirstin Munro, St. John's University, 
Paddy Quick, St Francis College
Barbara Hopkins, Wright State University

URPE Membership & Business Meeting

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Loews Philadelphia, Anthony Room

 

URPE Reception & Cocktail Party

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Loews Philadelphia, Congress A 


 

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Loews Philadelphia, Adams

URPE/IAFFE Joint Session

Care, Time Use and Work

 

Organizer/ Chair: Elissa Braunstein, Colorado State University


 

Paper 1: Child Care as a Component of Sustainable Economic Development. Ellen Mutari, Stockton University 

Paper 2: Reproductive Labor in a Participatory Economy. Peter Bohmer, Evergreen State University, Savvina Chowdhury, Evergreen State University, Robin Hahnel, Willamette University, 


Paper 3: The Time and Consumption Poverty of Employed Individuals in Ghana.
Ajit Zacharias, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, Thomas Masterson, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, Fernando Rios-Avila, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, Kijong Kim, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, Tamar Khitarishvili, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College


Paper 4: Social Disadvantage and Child Health Among China's Rural-urban Migrant Households. Carl Lin, Bucknell University and IZA
Yana Rodgers, Rutgers University


 

Discussant: 
Thomas Masterson, Levy Institute
              

 

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Loews Philadelphia, Anthony

Financial instability and the political economy of Trumponomics and Brexit

 

Organizer: Gary Dymski, University of Leeds


Chair: Devika Dutt, University of Massachusetts Amherst 


 

Paper 1: Megabank-driven instability and the contradictions of Trumpian economics. Gary Dymski, University of Leeds 


Paper 2: The New Triffin Dilemma. Ann Davis, Marist College 


Paper 3: Decision-making and Keynesian uncertainty in financial markets: Brexit as a case study. Eirini Petratou, University of Leeds 


Paper 4: Brexit and the discreet charm of Haute Finance.Jan Toporowski, SOAS, University of London 



 

Discussants: Peter Bent, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Nathaniel Cline, University of Redlands 
       

 

 

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Loews Philadelphia, Adams

New Developments in Sraffian Theory

 

Organizer/Chair: Robin Hahnel, Willamette University

Paper 1: On the Theory of Exhaustible Resources: Ricardo vs. Hotelling. Heinz Kurz, University of Graz 


Paper 2: A Point by Point Comparison of Sraffian and Marxian Economic Theories. Robin Hahnel, Willamette University 


Paper 3: Reproducibility, Viability, and Returns in Price of Production Systems. Enrico Bellino, Catholic University Piacenza 


Paper 4: Sraffian Indeterminacy in General Equilibrium Revisited
. Naoki Yoshihara, University of Massachusetts Amherst 


 

Discussants: Dan Saros, Valparaiso University, Nathan Sivers Boyce, Willamette University, Gilbert Skillman, Wesleyan University
         


 

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Loews Philadelphia, Anthony

URPE/AEA Joint Session - Roundtable


Single Payer Health Care: Will We Ever Have It?

 

Organizer/Moderator: Armağan Gezici, Keene State College

 

Panelists (in alphabetical order) 


Peter Arno, Political Economy Research Institute at UMass, Amherst & National Academy of Social Insurance, Washington DC 


Gerald Friedman, University of Massachusetts Amherst 


Ted Marmor, Yale University,

Laurence Seidman, University of Delaware,

Walter Tsou, University of Pennsylvania 
      


 

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Loews Philadelphia, Adams

URPE/IAFFE Joint Session

Gender, Care and Heterodox Macroeconomic Modeling 



 

Organizer/Chair: Elissa Braunstein, Colorado State University, 


 

Paper 1: Social Reproduction, Gender Equality and Economic Growth. Elissa Braunstein, Colorado State University, Rachid Bouhia, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont, 


Paper 2: Overlapping Generations and Reproductive Labor. James Heintz, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts-Amherst


Paper 3: Unpaid Care Work, Distribution of Income and Macroeconomic Regimes. Srinivas Raghavendra, National University of Ireland Galway, 


Paper 4: The Effect of Fiscal Policy and Gender Equality on Growth and Employment: A Post- Kaleckian Feminist Demand-led Growth Model. Ozlem Onaran, University of Greenwich, Cem Oyvat, University of Greenwich


 

Discussants: Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont, Daniele Tavani, Colorado State University 
   

 

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Loews Philadelphia, Anthony

Topics on the History of Radical Political Economics

 

Organizer: Matías Vernengo, Bucknell University 


Chair: David Fields, University of Utah

 

Paper 1: Economic Development and Historical Specificity in the Late Karl Marx. Natália Bracarense, North Central College 


Paper 2: American Institutionalism and the German Historical School: A Marginalist Inheritance. William McColloch, Keene State College 


Paper 3: Franco Modigliani and the Socialist State.
Gary Mongiovi, St John’s University 


Paper 4: Classical Political Economy and the Evolution of Central Banks. Matías Vernengo, Bucknell University 


Paper 5: Towards a Neo-Chartalist Analysis of Balance of Payments History: Administrative Capacity, Colonialism and War. Nathaniel Cline, University of Redlands

 

Discussants: 
José Tapia, Drexel University, David Fields, University of Utah 
         

 

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Meeting Room 404

NEA/URPE Joint Session

Empirical Studies of Current Trends in Racial Inequality

 

Chair: John Schmitt, Washington Center for Equitable Growth


 

Paper 1: Revising The Racial Wage Gap Among Men: The Role Of Non-Employment And Incarceration. Jeannette Wicks-Lim, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Paper 2: Revisiting Bergmann’s Occupational Crowding Model. Michelle Holder, City University of New York


Paper 3: Racial Differences in Labor Force Participation Since the Great Recession: What's Happening? Thomas Masterson, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, 


Paper 4: The Color of Wealth: Evidence Across U.S. Cities. Mark Paul, Duke University, Darrick Hamilton, New School for Social Research, William Darity Jr. Duke University,


 

Discussants: Valerie Wilson, Economic Policy Institute, Ngina Chiteji, New York University

 

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Loews Philadelphia, Adams

A Dialog on the Transformation Problem

 

Organizer: Fred Moseley, Mount Holyoke College

Chair: James Devine, Loyola Marymount University

 

Paper 1: Money and Totality: A Macro-Monetary Interpretation of Marx’s Logic in Capital and the End of the “Transformation Problem.” Fred Moseley, Mount Holyoke College

Paper 2: The Capitalist Determination of Value: Science Beyond Impasse. David Laibman, Brooklyn College


Paper 3: Modern Theories of Value and Price of Production: Towards a Common Research Project, Erik Olsen, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Paper 4: Looking Back to, and Beyond, Marx’s “Transformation Problem.” Gilbert Skillman, Wesleyan University

 

Discussants: 
Fred Moseley, Mount Holyoke College, David Laibman, Brooklyn College, Erik Olsen, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Gilbert Skillman, Wesleyan University 
          

 

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Loews Philadelphia, Congress A

Transhistorical Restitutions: The Political Economy of Reparations

 

Organizer/Chair: Rajani Kanth,  Harvard University

 

Paper 1: The Arc of Justice. William Darity, Jr., Duke University 


Paper 2: The 14th Amendment and the Poverty of African Americans. Ravi Batra, Southern Methodist University 


Paper 3: On Transhistorical Restitution: A Moral Primer. Rajani Kanth, Harvard University 


Paper 4: A Blueprint for Structural Reparations in the Middle East

Fadhel Kaboub, Denison University 


Paper 5: Beyond the Wage Gap: Interventions in Gender Inequality. 
Lynn Parramore, Institute for New Economic Thinking 


 

Discussant: Eiman Zein-Elabdin, Franklin & Marshall College 
        

 

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Loews Philadelphia, Adams

Empirical Studies of Distributional Issues

 

Organizer: Armağan Gezici, Keene State College 


Chair: Sergio Cámara Izquierdo, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco


 

Paper 1: Household Wealth: Inherited or Merited?
Bob Williams, Guilford College 


Paper 2: When Does Privatization Process Begin? Ownership Change and Total Effects of Privatization. Doruk Cengiz, University of Massachusetts Amherst 


Paper 3: Rethinking inequality in 21st century – financial sector, household balance sheet structures and distribution in USA since 1980s. Hanna Szymborska, University of Leeds


Paper 4: Functional Income Distribution and Economic Growth in Semi-Industrialized Countries, Tanadej Vechsuruck,  University of Utah 


 

Discussant: 
Sergio Cámara Izquierdo, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, William McColloch, Keene State College