URPE at EEA, 2018 Program

Program now available. Given below, and here in pdf. Last updated February 20th.

Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE) at the Easterns

Boston, MA 2018

 

[A15]. Friday, March 2, 8-9:20. Fairfax A

URPE Panel 1. Commentaries on Moseley's Money and Totality

JEL Codes: B5, B51

Session Organizer: Fred Moseley, Mount Holyoke College (fmoseley@mtholyoke.edu)

Chair: Al Campbell, University of Utah (al@economics.utah.edu)

  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 (fmoseley@mtholyoke.edu)
  2. “A Formalization of the Macro-Monetary Interpretation of Marxian Labor Theory of Value,” Hyun Woong Park, Denison University (ppphhw@gmail.com).
  3. “Considering Agency in Moseley’s Macro-Monetary Interpretation,” Al Campbell, University of Utah (al@economics.utah.edu)

Discussants: Will be announced by Chair

 

[B15]. Friday, March 2, 9:30-10:50. Fairfax A

URPE Panel 2. Household Studies of Insecurity and Health Outcomes

JEL Codes: B50, B54, I10, I13, I14 I32, J13, J16, J81, Q18

Session Organizer: Andrew Barenberg, St. Martin's University (andy.barenberg@gmail.com)

Chair: Andrew Barenberg, St. Martin's University (andy.barenberg@gmail.com)

  1. “Food Insecurity and Health in the European Union, 2003-2015,” Charalampos Konstantinidis, University of Massachusetts Boston (ckonstan@gmail.com)
  2. “Carework and Carers: A Resource Approach to Understanding Burnout, Jennifer Cohen, Miami University (cohenje@miamioh.edu)
  3. “Effects of the 2007 -2008 Food Price Spike on In-Utero Development,” Andrew Barenberg, St. Martin's University (andy.barenberg@gmail.com)

Discussants: Will be announced by Chair

 

[C15]. Friday, March 2, 11-12:20. Fairfax A

URPE Panel 3. Cultural Communication in Commodity Form

JEL Codes: B5, Z1, Z11, Z13, N71, N72

Session Organizer: Zoe Sherman, Merrimack College (shermanz@merrimack.edu)

Chair: Zoe Sherman, Merrimack College (shermanz@merrimack.edu)

  1. “Why Do People Dislike Inflation in Video Games?” Joseph Goner-Rebello, John Jay College (jrebello@jjay.cuny.edu)
  2. “Understanding Superstardom in Cultural Production Through Class,” Luke Pretz, University of Massachusetts Amherst (luke.pretz@gmail.com)
  3. “Data Mining 1.0: Preliminary Findings on the Early Days of Direct Mail Marketing,” Zoe Sherman, Merrimack College (shermanz@merrimack.edu)

Discussants: Will be announced by Chair

[D15]. Friday, March 2, 1-2:20. Fairfax A

URPE Panel 4. Topics in Capital Theory

JEL Codes: B2, B51

Session Organizer: Scott Carter, University of Tulsa (scott-carter@utulsa.edu)

Chair: Scott Carter Scott Carter, University of Tulsa (scott-carter@utulsa.edu)

  1. “The Elliptical Nature of Sraffa’s Analysis: Strengths and Omissions,” Anwar Shaikh, New School for Social Research (shaikh@newschool.edu)
  2. “Regularities in Prices of Production and the Concentration of the Compositions of Capitals,”

Luis Daniel Torres Gonzalez, New School for Social Research (torrl352@newschool.edu)

  1. “Austrian Themes in Sraffa,” J. Barkley Rosser, James Madison University (rosserjb@jmu.edu)

Discussants: Lefteris Tsoulfidis, University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki (lnt@uom.edu.gr)

Scott Carter, University of Tulsa (scott-carter@utulsa.edu)

 

[E15]. Friday, March 2, 2:30-3:50. Fairfax A

URPE Panel 5. Symposium on New Directions in Sraffa Scholarship in Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology

JEL Code: B51

Session Organizer: Scott Carter, University of Tulsa (scott-carter@utulsa.edu)

Chair: Matias Vergengo, Bucknell University (m.vernengo@bucknell.edu)

  1. “Sraffa’s 1920’s Critique and its Relevance for the Assessment of Mainstream Microeconomics,” Andres Lazzarini, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (alazzarini@gmail.com)
  2. “Sraffa, the configuration of Exchange, and value/price expressions of labour time in surplus-producing triangular trade,” Scott Carter, University of Tulsa (scott-carter@utulsa.edu)
  3. “Modeling Non–Equilibrium, Non–Linear Economic Systems: A Research Methodology Note,” Stephen Bannister, University of Utah (steve.bannister@gmail.com)

Discussant: Lefteris Tsoulfidis, University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki (lnt@uom.edu.gr)

 

[F15]. Friday, March 2, 4-5:20. Fairfax A

URPE Panel 6. The Political Economy of Race: A stratification economics perspective on body image, inequality, and wealth

JEL Codes: J15, J16

Session Organizer: Scott Carter, University of Tulsa (scott-carter@utulsa.edu)

Chair: Kirstin Munro, St. John’s University (munrok@stjohns.edu)

  1. “Seeing and Believing: A Panel Data Analysis of Adolescent Body Perception,” Molly Jacobs, East Carolina University (mjacobs@fulbrightmail.org)
  2. “Gentrification and the Widening Achievement Gap,” Elizabeth Rivera Rodas, Montclair University (riverarodase@montclair.edu)
  3. “Anchors or boats? The role of extended family networks in the accumulation of assets,”

Johan Uribe, Denison University (uribej@denison.edu)

Discussants: Darrick Hamilton, New School for Social Research (hamiltod@newschool.edu) Trevon Logan, Ohio State University (logan.155@osu.edu)

[G15]. Saturday, March 3, 8:30-9:50. Fairfax A

URPE Panel 7. Session Title: Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Place-based Analyses of Racial-ethic Inequality in Wealth and Health

JEL Code: Z13

Session Organizer: Scott Carter, University of Tulsa (scott-carter@utulsa.edu)

Chair: Jennifer Cohen  Miami University & University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (cohenje@miamioh.edu)

  1. “Results from the Multi-City Study of Race, Ethnicity and Wealth: The National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color,” William Darity, Duke University (william.darity@duke.edu) & Darrick Hamilton, New School for Social Research (hamiltod@newschool.edu)
  2. “Cities, the Social Cost of Reproduction, and Racial Wealth Inequality,” Johan Uribe, Denison University (johanandresuribe@gmail.com)
  3. “Effects of Residential Segregation on Mortality in the US.” Nancy Breen, National Institute of Health (breenn@mail.nih.gov)

Discussants: Jeannette Wicks-Lim, Political Economy Research Institute (wickslim@peri.umass.edu)

 

[G16] Saturday, March 3, 8:30-9:50. Fairfax B

URPE Panel 15. Finance II

JEL Codes: D10, G15; D80; O16 G00 E22

Session Organizer: Al Campbell, University of Utah (al@economics.utah.edu)

Chair: Laura Ebert, SUNY New Paltz (ebertl@newpaltz.edu)

  1. “Risk, Debt and Discretionary Spending Among Middle Class Households in Emerging Market Economies,” Laura Ebert, SUNY New Paltz (ebertl@newpaltz.edu)
  2. “International Housing Bubble,” Benjamin Davidson, Nichols College (benjamin.davidson@nichols.edu)

Discussants: Will be announced by Chair

 

[H15]. Saturday, March 3, 10-11:20. Fairfax A

URPE Panel 8. Contributions from the Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics

JEL Codes: A2, A3

Session Organizer: Scott Carter, University of Tulsa (scott-carter@utulsa.edu)

Chair: Steve Bannister, University of Utah (steve.bannister@gmail.com)

  1. “Heterodox Theories of Distribution,” Scott Carter, University of Tulsa (scott-carter@utulsa.edu)
  2. “The Accumulation of Capital: An Analytical and Historical Overview,” Ramaa Vasudevan, Colorado State University (ramaa.vasudevan@colostate.edu)
  3. “Heterodox Theories of the Business Cycle,” Matias Vernengo, Bucknell University (m.vernengo@bucknell.edu)

Discussants: Will be announced by Chair

[H16] Saturday, March 3, 10-11:20. Fairfax B

URPE Panel 16. The Rate of Profit I

JEL Codes: E11, E25, E43, E58; B51, C22; B14, B24

Session Organizer: Al Campbell, University of Utah (al@economics.utah.edu)

Chair: Erdogan Bakir, Bucknell University (eb035@bucknell.edu)

  1. “A Marx-Okishio Threshold Condition on the Rate of Profit,” Junshang Liang, University of Massachusetts Amherst (liangjunshang110@gmail.com)
  2. “Estimating Trends in the Rate of Profit: Testing Marx on his own Terms,” Daniel Urban, Franklin and Marshall College (daniel.urban.econ@gmail.com)
  3. “The Recurrence of Long Cycles: Theories, Stylized Facts and Figures,” Lefteris Tsoulfidis, University of Macedonia, Greece (Lnt@uom.edu.gr)

Discussants: Will be announced by Chair

 

[I15]. Saturday, March 3, 1-2:20. Fairfax A

URPE Panel 9. Contributions from A Short History of Economic Thought: Major Contributions since Adam Smith

JEL Codes: A2, B1, B2

Session Organizer: Scott Carter, University of Tulsa (scott-carter@utulsa.edu)

Chair: Louis-Philippe Rochon, Laurentian University, Canada (lprochon@laurentian.ca)

  1. “Karl Marx and the Marxist School,” Scott Carter, University of Tulsa (scott-carter@utulsa.edu)
  2. “A noble (but failed) attempt: explaining the weak influence of the German Historical School in early 20th century American economic ideas. A focus on R.T. Ely and A.W. Small,” Guillaume Vallet, Université Grenoble Alpes, France (guillaume.vallet@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr)
  3. “The Rational Expectations School,” Matias Vernengo, Bucknell University (m.vernengo@bucknell.edu)
    4. “The Post-Keynesian School,” Louis-Philippe Rochon, Laurentian University (lprochon@laurentian.ca)

Discussants: Will be announced by Chair

 

[I16] Saturday, March 3, 1-2:20. Fairfax B

URPE Panel 17. The Profit Rate II

JEL Codes: E2 D4; E11, E44, G20; E22 D43; E11, E32

Session Organizer: Al Campbell, University of Utah (al@economics.utah.edu)

Chair: Al Campbell, University of Utah (al@economics.utah.edu)

  1. “Explaining the Historic Rise in Financial Profits in the U.S. Economy,” Ivan Mendieta-Munoz, University of Utah (ivanmm88@gmail.com)
  2. “The Role of Intangible Assets in Explaining the Investment-Profit Puzzle,” Ozgur Orhangazi, Kadir Has University, Turkey (ozgurorhangazi@gmail.com)
  3. “Exploring the phases of current business cycle expansion in the U.S. and contemplating the next recession,” Erdogan Bakir, Bucknell University (eb035@bucknell.edu)

Discussants: Will be announced by Chair

[J15]. Saturday, March 3, 2:30-3:50. Fairfax A

URPE Panel 10. Research in Feminist Radical Political Economics

JEL Codes: B5, B54, J16

Session Organizer: Jennifer Cohen, Miami University & University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (cohenje@miamioh.edu)

Chair: Kirstin Munro, St. John’s University (munrok@stjohns.edu)

  1. ‘What’s “Radical” about Feminist Radical Political Economy?’ Jennifer Cohen, Miami University & University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (cohenje@miamioh.edu) & Kirstin Munro St. John's University (munrok@stjohns.edu)
  2. “Feminism Meets the Anthropocene, or, Why Ecologists Need Feminist Radical Political Economy,” Bengi Akbulut, Concordia University, Canada (bengi.akbulut@concordia.ca)
  3. “Social and financial constructs of value: a feminist radical political economy critique of state university budget crises,” Sara M Bernardo, John Jay College, CUNY (sbernardo@jjay.cuny.edu)
  4. “The Agrarian Question and Women's Labour,” Sirisha Naidu, Wright State

University (sirisha.naidu@wright.edu

Discussants: Avanti Mukherjee, State University of New York, Cortland (avanti.mukherjee@gmail.com)

Cruz Caridad-Bueno, State University of New York, New Paltz (cruzbueno@gmail.com)

 

[J16] Saturday, March 3, 2:30-3:50. Fairfax B

URPE Panel 18. Roles of the Profit Share in the Economy

JEL Codes: E11, F16; E12, E25, F15; B51

Session Organizer: Al Campbell, University of Utah (al@economics.utah.edu)

Chair: Mona Ali, SUNY at New Paltz (alim@newpaltz.edu)

  1. “Shaikhian Classical Political Economy and Unequal Exchange, Ron Baiman, Benedictine University (rbaiman@ben.edu)
  2. “European Growth and Trade Imbalances Reconsidered: The role of wage shares in the competing countries,” Cem Oyvat, University of Greenwich. U.K. (c.oyvat@greenwich.ac.uk)
  3. “The Changed Role of the Profit Share in Neoliberal U.S. Business Cycles,” Al Campbell, University of Utah (al@economics.utah.edu)

Discussants: Will be announced by Chair

[K15]. Saturday, March 3, 4-5:20. Fairfax A

URPE Panel 11. Contributions to Feminist Radical Political Economy: Intersectional Approaches

JEL Codes: B5, B54

Organizer: Katherine Moos, University of Massachusetts Amherst & Political Economy Research Institute (kmoos@umass.edu)

Chair: Anamary Maquiera Linares, University of Massachusetts Amherst (amaqueiralin@umass.edu)

  1. “An Intersectional Approach to Social Reproduction.” Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts Amherst & Political Economy Research Institute (folbre@econs.umass.edu)
  2. “Back to Black, or Toward a Black Feminist Economic Methodology,” Lua Kamal Yuille, University of Kansas & University of Missouri-Kansas City (lkyy87@mail.umkc.edu)
  3. “The Political Economy of U.S. Family Medical Leave Policy in the Neoliberal Era,” Katherine Moos, University of Massachusetts Amherst & Political Economy Research Institute (kmoos@umass.edu)
  4. “Women in the United States: Another Frontier in the Empire of Capital,” Ruchira Sen, University of Missouri-Kansas City (rswk6@mail.umkc.edu)

Discussants: Anamary Maqueira Linares, University of Massachusetts Amherst (amaqueiralin@umass.edu)

Carly McCann, University of Massachusetts Amherst (cmccann@umass.edu)

Francisco Perez, University of Massachusetts Amherst (fdperez@umass.edu)

 

[K16] Saturday, March 3, 4-5:20. Fairfax B

URPE Panel 19. Addressing Problems of Underdevelopment: Case Studies

JEL Codes: O14, O17, J46, O53; Q01, Q56

Session Organizer: Al Campbell, University of Utah (al@economics.utah.edu)

Chair: Secil Pacaci Elitok, Michigan State University (pacaciel@msu.edu )

  1. “The Inverse Relationship and Mismeasurement of Farm Size A look at data from Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda,” Andrew Barenberg, St Martin University (abarenberg@stmartin.edu)
  2. “Possibilities of Transformation: Analyzing the Informal Manufacturing Sector in India,” Surbhi Kesar, South Asian University, India & University of Massachusetts Amherst (kesar.surbhi.05@gmail.com)
  3. “Migration as a Public Policy: Incrementalism in Turkey,” Secil Pacaci Elitok, Michigan State University (pacaciel@msu.edu )

Discussants: Will be announced by Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[L15] Sunday, March 4, 8:30 – 9:50. Fairfax A

URPE Panel 12. Race and Gender

JEL Codes: A14, B5; J15, J64, J71; B54, E62; J88;

Session Organizer: Al Campbell, University of Utah (al@economics.utah.edu)

Chair: Randy Albelda, University of Massachusetts Boston (randy.albelda@umb.edu)

  1. “Privatization as a Racial Project in Support of Class Interests,” Jason Wright, University of Massachusetts Boston (jason.wright004@umb.edu)
  2. “Revising The Racial Wage Gap Among Men: The Role of Non-Employment and Incarceration,” Jeannette Wicks-Lim, Political Economy Research Institute (wickslim@peri.umass.edu)
  3. “The impact of fiscal policy on female employment,” Selin Secil Akin, University of Massachusetts Amherst (selinsecilakin@yahoo.com.tr)
  4. “Simulating Paid Family and Medical Leave Costs: Research and Policy Lessons,” Randy Albelda, University of Massachusetts Boston (randy.albelda@umb.edu)

Discussants: Will be announced by Chair

 

[M15] Sunday, March 4, 10-11:20. Fairfax A

URPE Panel 13. The political economy of household labor and growth models, exchange rates, and global financial governance

JEL Codes: D13, F31, F33, F59, J16, O24, O41

Session Organizer: Ilene Grabel, University of Denver (Ilene.Grabel@du.edu)

Session Chair: Mona Ali, SUNY at New Paltz (alim@newpaltz.edu)

  1. “Long-run growth when people are produced,” James Heintz, University of Massachusetts Amherst & Political Economy Research Institute (jheintz@econs.umass.edu)
  2. “The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy,” Matías Vernengo, Bucknell University (m.vernengo@bucknell.edu)
  3. “China and the International Economic Disorder,” Kevin Gallager, Boston University (kpg@bu.edu)
  4. “Continuity Thesis, Discontinuity Antithesis, and Hirschmanian Synthesis: Global Crisis, Pluripolar Financial Governance, and "Productive Incoherence,” Ilene Grabel, University of Denver (Ilene.Grabel@du.edu)

Discussants: Mona Ali, SUNY at New Paltz (alim@newpaltz.edu)

 

[L16] Sunday, March 4, 8:30-9:50. Fairfax B

URPE Panel 20. Fundamental Problems with Mainstream Economics

JEL Codes: B13, B16, C18, C62, J21; B41, B50, P25, J15; B5

Session Organizer: Al Campbell, University of Utah (al@economics.utah.edu)

Chair: Al Campbell, University of Utah (al@economics.utah.edu)

  1. “General Equilibrium and Spurious Science,” John McDermott, SUNY (john.CMA@comcast.net)
  2. “A Radical (Re)Framing of ‘Choice’,’ Tim Koechlin, Vassar College (tikoechlin@vassar.edu)
  3. “URPE’s ‘Mainstream Economics Project’,” Al Campbell, University of Utah (al@economics.utah.edu)

Discussants: Will be announced by Chair

 

 

[N15] Sunday, March 4, 11:30-12:50. Fairfax A

URPE Panel 14. Finance I

JEL Codes: B14, E44, N13; B14, E44, G10; B51, B53

Session Organizer: Al Campbell, University of Utah (al@economics.utah.edu)

Chair: Michael Murray, Bemidji State University (mmurray@bemidjistate.edu)

  1. “Marx on the Credit System, Agency Problems, And Crises,” Laurence Krause, SUNY-College at Old Westbury (krausel@oldwestbury.edu)
  2. “Hilferding’s Finance Capital and the Financialization of Modern Commodity Markets,” Ted Schmidt, SUNY Buffalo State (schmidtp@buffalostate.edu)
  3. “Finance as a Structural Bottleneck and the Process of Real Capital Formation in a Lowe-Minsky Model,” Michael Murray, Bemidji State University (mmurray@bemidjistate.edu)

Discussants: Will be announced by Chair