2021 URPE @ASSAS Virtual Confernece

Sunday January 3rd – Tuesday January 5th 2021

Due to the continued uncertainties related to the potential spread of COVID-19, the 2021 ASSA Annual Meeting was held as a virtual event. We have made recordings of a selection of sessions available below.

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.

Decolonizing Economics: A Guide to Theory and Practice

Chair: Ingrid Kvangraven, University of York

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



Chair: Thomas Masterson, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College


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


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

Chair: Magnus Ryner, King’s College London

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


Diversity in Heterodox Economics: Radical Solutions for an Old Problem

Chair: Hanna Szymborska, Birmingham City University


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



Ariane Agunsoye, Goldsmiths University of London

Surbhi Kesar, Azim Premji University

Ingrid Kvangraven, University of York

Hanna Szymborska, Birmingham City University


Capitalism Post Coronavirus

Chair: Ron Baiman, Benedictine University

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


Information and Financial Strategies by Capitalist Enterprises

Chair: Leila Davis, University of Massachusetts-Boston

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


Post Capitalist Futures

Chair: Ann Davis, Marist College

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

Topics in Macroeconomics

Chair: Matías Vernengo, Bucknell University

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


Racialized and Gendered Impacts of COVID-19

Chair: Jennifer Cohen, Miami University

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


Reimagining a Sustainable Economy

Chair: Gabriel Mathy, American University

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



Gabriel Mathy, American University

Jooyeoun Suh, AARP

Don Goldstein, Allegheny College

Jon Wisman, American University


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

Chair: Zhongjin Li, University of Missouri-Kansas City

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



Steve Cohen, Knox College

Chiara Piovani, University of Denver


Capitalism, Work and Identity

Chair: Shaianne Osterreich, Ithaca College

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

Labor Policy & Visions for the Green New Deal

Chair: Fadhel Kaboub, Denison University


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


23rd Annual David Gordon Memorial Lecture

Chair: Zoe Sherman, Merrimack College


Panelist: Michael Hudson, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Topic: Has Finance Capitalism Destroyed Industrial Capitalism?


Discussant: Josh Mason, John Jay College of Criminal Justice



Profits, Class, and Income Distribution

Chair: Gilbert Skillman, Wesleyan University

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










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