2021 URPE AT THE ASSAS

Sunday January 3rd – Tuesday January 5th

Due to the continued uncertainties related to the potential spread of COVID-19, the 2021 ASSA Annual Meeting will be held as a virtual event. The meeting will take place on January 3-5, 2021, which is Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Please click here to register.

For questions about URPE events at the meetings, please contact the URPE at ASSA coordinators Mona Ali (alim@newpaltz.edu) and Jared Ragusett (jaredr@ccsu.edu).  See the American Economic Association website for general information about the conference.

To download a PDF copy of the URPE @ ASSA program please click here: 2021 URPE at ASSA Full Program.

Sunday, January 3rd

1. Decolonizing Economics: A Guide to Theory and Practice

Paper Session

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021   10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS

Chair: Ingrid Kvangraven, University of York

JEL Classifications

A2 – Economic Education and Teaching of Economics

B5 – Current Heterodox Approaches

 

The Decolonization and Diversity Agenda

Devika Dutt, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

 

The Colonization of Economics

Carolina Alves, University of Cambridge

 

What Gets Lost in a Eurocentric Understanding of Economics? Insights from a Decolonized Economics

Surbhi Kesar, Azim Premji University

 

Decolonizing Research and Pedagogy: A Practical Proposal

Ingrid Kvangraven, University of York

 

 

2. Labor Policy & Visions for the Green New Deal

Paper Session

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021   10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS

Chair: Fadhel Kaboub, Denison University

 

JEL Classifications

J2 – Demand and Supply of Labor

B5 – Current Heterodox Approaches

 

Transitioning into Employment: Sectoral and Relative Wage Changes since the Great Recession

Kyle Mohr, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Tyler Feaver, University of Missouri-Kansas City

 

Labor Policy within the Green New Deal: Addressing Persistent Intergroup Inequality

Jordan Ayala, University of Missouri-Kansas City

 

Connecting Economic Policy with Disparities-Focused Quality Improvement to Promote Health Equity

Natalie Kane, Children’s Mercy Research Institute

 

Evaluating the Real Resource Affordability of the GND

Yeva Nersisyan, Franklin & Marshall College

  1. Randall Wray, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

 

 

3. 23rd Annual David Gordon Memorial Lecture

Panel Session

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021   12:15 PM – 2:15 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS

Chair: Zoe Sherman, Merrimack College

 

JEL Classifications

P1 – Capitalist Systems

B5 – Current Heterodox Approaches

 

Panelist: Michael Hudson, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Topic: Has Finance Capitalism Destroyed Industrial Capitalism?

 

Discussant: Josh Mason, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

 

 

4. Racialized and Gendered Impacts of COVID-19

Paper Session

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021   3:45 PM – 5:45 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS

Chair: Jennifer Cohen, Miami University

 

JEL Classifications

J1 – Demographic Economics

B5 – Current Heterodox Approaches

 

COVID’s Early Impact on Joblessness Among African American Women

Michelle Holder, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Thomas Masterson, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

 

COVID-19 and Employment Losses for the Disabled: An Intersectional Approach

Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Rutgers University

Douglas Kruse, Rutgers University

Lisa Schur, Rutgers University

 

The Crisis in The Crisis: Women Healthcare Workers’ Mental Health

Jennifer Cohen, Miami University

 

A Racially Inclusive Recovery to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Darrick Hamilton, Ohio State University

 

 

5. The Political Economy of China: Institutions, Policies, and Role in the Global Economy

Paper Session

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021   3:45 PM – 5:45 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS

Chair: Zhongjin Li, University of Missouri-Kansas City

 

JEL Classifications

F5 – International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy

B5 – Current Heterodox Approaches

 

China’s Neoliberal Reform: An Ongoing Process of Privatization

Yang Zhan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ying Chen, The New School

 

China: Imperialism or Semi-Periphery?

Minqi Li, University of Utah

 

Is China Imperialist? Economy, State and Insertion in the Global System

Zhongjin Li, University of Missouri-Kansas City

David Kotz, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

 

How China Escaped Shock Therapy: The Market Reform Debate

Isabella Weber, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

 

Discussants:

Steve Cohen, Knox College

Chiara Piovani, University of Denver

 

 

Monday, January 4th

 

6. Profits, Class, and Income Distribution

Paper Session

Monday, Jan. 4, 2021   10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS

Chair: Gilbert Skillman, Wesleyan University

 

JEL Classifications

D3 – Distribution

B5 – Current Heterodox Approaches

 

The Empirical Relevance of Okishio’s Theorem

Bangxi Li, Tsinghua University

Shan Gu, Tsinghua University

Junshang Liang, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

 

Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities and Labor

Gilbert Skillman, Wesleyan University

 

Hypothetically Decoupling the Chinese Economy from the United States: A Marxian Analysis Based on the World Input-Output Database

Lijun Su, Nankai University

Junshang Liang, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

 

How Does Globalization Affect Equilibriums in Labor-Capital Game? An Empirical-Historical Analysis

Tetsuya Tamura, Ritsumeikan University

Natsuka Tokumaru, Ritsumeikan University

 

 

7. Reimagining a Sustainable Economy

Paper Session

Monday, Jan. 4, 2021   10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS

Chair: Gabriel Mathy, American University

 

 

JEL Classifications

Q5 – Environmental Economics

B5 – Current Heterodox Approaches

 

A Regional Place-Based Strategy for the Green New Deal: Breaking the Trumpist Coalition

Don Goldstein, Allegheny College

 

Economic Stagnation and the Infrastructure of Care

Christina Jenq, World Bank Africa Poverty and Equity Global Practice

 

Funding the Green New Deal and Stabilizing an Unstable Economy: Functional Finance Nominal Income Targeting

Gabriel Mathy, American University

 

Comparing the Ecological Thinking of Marx and Veblen: Who Had the Better Foresight?

Hendrik Van den Berg, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

 

Discussants:

Gabriel Mathy, American University

Jooyeoun Suh, AARP

Don Goldstein, Allegheny College

Jon Wisman, American University

 

8. Capitalism, Work and Identity

Paper Session

Monday, Jan. 4, 2021   12:15 PM – 2:15 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS & INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR FEMINIST ECONOMICS

Chair: Shaianne Osterreich, Ithaca College

 

JEL Classifications

J3 – Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs

B5 – Current Heterodox Approaches

 

The Oppressive Nexus of Socioeconomic Status and Gender in Egyptian Society: A Marxist Exposition

Stephanie Attar, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

 

Unpaid Work in Non-Capitalist Spaces in India: Contesting the Gendered Understandings

Surbhi Kesar, Azim Premji University

Rosa Abraham, Azim Premji University

Amit Basole, Azim Premji University

 

Norms and Specialization in Household Production: Evidence from a Danish Parental Leave Reform

Anne Sophie Lassen, Copenhagen Business School

 

The Impact of a Donald Trump Election: How a Change in Perceived Discrimination Affects Substance Use

Teresa Perry, Colorado State University

 

Space, Time, and Religious Identity: Women’s Mobility in India and Pakistan

Abhilasha Srivastava, Bridgewater State University

Zehra Aftab, American University

Fareena Malhi, American University

 

 

9. Topics in Macroeconomics

Paper Session

Monday, Jan. 4, 2021   12:15 PM – 2:15 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS

Chair: Matías Vernengo, Bucknell University

 

JEL Classifications

E6 – Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook

B5 – Current Heterodox Approaches

 

Debt-Led Growth and Its Financial Fragility

Joana Avritzer, Connecticut College

 

Fiscal Policy Rules, Tax Incidence, Conflicting Claims over Distribution and the Sraffian Supermultiplier

Gabriel Aidar, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

 

How Do You Feel about Going Green?

Marwil Dávila, Bucknell University

 

Public Debt after the Great Shutdown

Matías Vernengo, Bucknell University

 

 

10. Diversity in Heterodox Economics: Radical Solutions for an Old Problem

Panel Session

Monday, Jan. 4, 2021   3:45 PM – 5:45 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS

Chair: Hanna Szymborska, Birmingham City University

 

JEL Classifications

A2 – Economic Education and Teaching of Economics

B5 – Current Heterodox Approaches

 

Panelist(s):

Lee Badgett, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Nina Elizabeth Banks, Bucknell University

Lynne Chester, University of Sydney

Jayati Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Sabelo J Ndlovu-Gatsheni, University of South Africa

Linwood Tauheed, University of Missouri-Kansas City

 

Moderators:

Ariane Agunsoye, Goldsmiths University of London

Surbhi Kesar, Azim Premji University

Ingrid Kvangraven, University of York

Hanna Szymborska, Birmingham City University

 

 

URPE Membership Meeting

Event

Monday, Jan. 4, 2021   6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS

 

 

URPE Caucus of Women and Non-binary people

Event

Monday, Jan. 4, 2021   7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS

 

 

Tuesday, January 5th

 

11. Capitalism Post Coronavirus

Paper Session

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021   10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS

Chair: Ron Baiman, Benedictine University

 

JEL Classifications

I1 – Health

B5 – Current Heterodox Approaches

 

Emergency Comprehensive Testing Could Have Mitigated United States COVID-19 Pandemic Catastrophe: Emergency Solar Radiation Management May Be Our Only Hope to Mitigate Future Global Climate Crisis Disaster

Ron Baiman, Benedictine University

 

A Marxian Analysis of the Cyclical, Structural, and Systemic Dimensions of the COVID19 Crisis

Sergio Cámara Izquierdo, Autonomous Metropolitan University-Azcapotzalcoty

 

COVID-19s: The Alternative Future to Implementing the Green New Deal (and more)

Robert B. Williams, Guilford College

 

Building Equity through Green New Deal Programs Focused on Eliminating Lead Poisoning

Neal Wilson, University of Missouri-Kansas City

 

 

12. Information and Financial Strategies by Capitalist Enterprises

Paper Session

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021   10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS

Chair: Leila Davis, University of Massachusetts-Boston

 

JEL Classifications

L1 – Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance

B5 – Current Heterodox Approaches

 

Long-Term Stock Returns and Market Inefficiency: Insights from Information Theory

Emanuele Citera, The New School

 

Churning and Profitability in the United States Corporate Sector

Leila Davis, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Joao de Souza, University of Massachusetts-Boston

 

Direct Mail Marketing, Data Mining, and the United States Information Economy, 1900-1920

Zoe Sherman, Merrimack College

 

Revisiting the External Financial Dependence Index in Light of the Rise of Corporate Net Lending: What Do We Really Measure?

Davide Villani, The Open University

 

 

13. Political-Economic Conditions for Social Ecological Transformation: Reflections on EuroMemorandum 2020

Paper Session

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021   12:15 PM – 2:15 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS

Chair: Magnus Ryner, King’s College London

 

JEL Classifications

F5 – International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy

B5 – Current Heterodox Approaches

 

Towards a Feminist Green New Deal

Marcella Corsi, Sapienza University of Rome

Giulia Zacchia, Sapienza University of Rome

The Macroeconomics of a European Green New Deal and the German Question

Magnus Ryner, King’s College London

 

Eastern Constraints – A European Green New Deal and the the EU’s Relation with Russia

Gonzalo Pozo Martin, Stockholm University

 

Geoeconomics of the Crisis

Alan Cafruny, Hamilton College

 

 

14. Women and Work: Macro Policies, Shocks and the Gendered Nature of Work

Paper Session

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021   12:15 PM – 2:15 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS & INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR FEMINIST ECONOMICS

Chair: Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Rutgers University

 

JEL Classifications

E6 – Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook

B5 – Current Heterodox Approaches

 

Essential, Exposed and Still Unequal: Women, Work and COVID-19 in the United States

Randy Albelda, University of Massachusetts-Boston

 

Industrial Policy and Gender Inclusivity

Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont

 

The Macroeconomics of Women’s Economic Empowerment: A Macro-Micro Analysis of Gender Segregation and Job Quality in Developing Countries

Elissa Braunstein, Colorado State University

Diksha Arora, Colorado State University

Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont

 

The COVID-19 Lockdown in India: Gender and Caste Dimensions of the First Job Losses

Ashwini Deshpande, Ashoka University

 

Work Time Matters for Mental Health: A Gender Analysis of Paid and Unpaid Labor

Chiara Piovani, University of Denver

Nursel Aydiner-Avsar, Akdeniz University

 

Discussant: James Heintz, University of Massachusetts – Amherst

 

 

15. Informalization

Paper Session

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021   3:45 PM – 5:45 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS

Chair: Thomas Masterson, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

 

JEL Classifications

P1 – Capitalist Systems

B5 – Current Heterodox Approaches

 

The Hindutva Rate of Growth: Austerity, Crises and Informalization

Aman Bardia, The New School

 

Is Informality a Barrier to Sustainable Development?

Gökçer Özgür, Gettysburg College

Adem Yavuz Elveren, Fitchburg State University

Ceyhun Elgin, Columbia University and Bogazici University

 

The Impact of Redistributing the Responsibility for Household Work on Time and Consumption Poverty: Simulations for Four Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Thomas Masterson, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

Ajit Zacharias, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

Fernando Rios-Avila, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

Luiza Nassif-Pires, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

 

Need or Accumulation? Agrarian Change in Southern Haryana: A Field-Based Study

Srishti Yadav, The New School

 

 

16. Post Capitalist Futures

Paper Session

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021   3:45 PM – 5:45 PM (EST)

Hosted By: UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS

Chair: Ann Davis, Marist College

 

JEL Classifications

C6 – Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling

B5 – Current Heterodox Approaches

 

An Evolutionary Theory of Capabilities and Sustainability

Jacob Assa, United Nations Development Programme

 

The Anthropocene: Implications for Scientific (and/or Capitalist) Revolution

Ann Davis, Marist College

 

Computer Simulation Experiments of Participatory Annual Planning

Robin Hahnel, Portland State University

Mitchell Szczepanczyk, OpenMarkets

Michael Weisdorf, Portland State University

 

Morishima’s Optimum Values: A Moore-Penrose Pseudo-inverse Approach

Bangxi Li, Tsinghua University

Yihan Zhao, Tsinghua University

 

 

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