September 22, 2023
8:00 am
- September 23, 2023
5:00 pm

Conference to Celebrate the Life and Work of Jim Crotty

Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23, 2023


Crotty Hall and Gordon Hall

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA


Sponsored by PERI, The UMass Amherst Dept. of Economics, and Review of Radical Political Economics (RRPE)




July 13, 2023


As a follow up to our “Save the Date” announcement in May, we are now sending you important logistical information about the upcoming memorial conference in honor of Jim Crotty, this coming September 22 and 23 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Here we have a tentative schedule for the conference, important deadlines and information about registration for the event, and information about transportation and lodging, etc. that we hope will be helpful to you. We are very much looking forward to seeing many of you in September.


Conference Schedule and Venue:


The conference will be held for two full days, Friday September 22 and Saturday September 23, at Crotty and Gordon Halls, UMass, Amherst.


On Friday morning, there will be two sessions in which authors will present papers prepared for a special issue of the RRPE in honor of Jim.


Friday afternoon will be a time for remembering and reminiscing. People will have an opportunity to present remarks about Jim and their own experiences with him as a friend, teacher and mentor.


On Saturday, we will have additional sessions with panels for those who have submitted papers on topics related to Jim’s work.


Conference Modes:


Friday’s sessions will be HYBRID with a remote option available. But Saturday’s sessions (paper presentations and discussions) will ONLY be available ONSITE.


Meals, Housing and Transportation



Breakfast and lunch will be provided by PERI and held in Gordon Hall on Friday and Saturday, and we will host a reception on Friday afternoon /evening at Crotty Hall. PERI will also have a dinner for all attendees on Friday night at a venue to be determined. The conference will end late Saturday afternoon.



Participants will be responsible for booking/paying for their own housing for the conference. At the end of this message, we provide a list of motels and hotels in the area. Unfortunately, there is a conference being held at the UMass Hotel/Conference Center during that weekend so there may not be any rooms available there. But as you can see from the list, there are many other options in the area.



Participants are responsible for paying for/providing their own transportation to and from Amherst.


  • By Plane: Bradley (BDL), located between Hartford and Springfield is the closest airport.
  • Train: The closest Amtrak train stop is in Northampton, MA.
  • Bus: Peter Pan Bus has stops in Amherst.
  • By Car: If you are planning to bring a car and will be parking near the Gordon Hall/Crotty Hall complex for the conference, please let Nicole Dunham know so we can arrange for parking passes/information:



Important Deadlines:


Paper Proposals: If you would like to present a paper on Saturday, please let us know with a title and abstract NO LATER than August 15. This paper presentation option is ONLY available if you are planning to attend the conference IN PERSON.


Conference Registration Deadline: September 1.  It is necessary for you to register for the conference, so we know who and how many people are attending.


So please fill out and send in this form  to Nicole Dunham by September 1st at the latest.




For the RRPE papers being presented on Friday, it is important that you send in your PowerPoint presentations (if you are using them) by September 8. Unfortunately, we cannot accept a PDF format.

We very much hope many of you will come to celebrate Jim’s life and work. It will be wonderful to see you.

All the best,


Jerry Epstein, Bob Pollin, and Don Goldstein


Local Hotel Information


Lodging Options Contact Location Distance from UMass
Hotel UMass 877-822-2110 Amherst, MA 0.0 mi.
Inn on Boltwood 413-256-8200 Amherst, MA 1.5 mi.
Courtyard by Marriott Hadley Amherst 413-256-5454 Hadley, MA 3.6 mi.
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Amherst Hadley 413-586-0114 Hadley, MA 3.7 mi.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Hadley Amherst 413-387-0583 Hadley, MA 3.7 mi.
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Amherst-Hadley 888-465-4329 Hadley, MA 3.8 mi.
Hampton Inn Hadley-Amherst Area 413-586-8619 Hadley, MA 7.9 mi.
The Hotel Northampton 800-547-3529 Hadley, MA 9.1 mi.
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Springfield Northampton/Amherst 413-587-9800 Northampton, MA 10.7 mi.



September 22, 2023<br />8:00 am EDT
September 23, 2023<br />5:00 pm EDT

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