Tag: Economics

Culture Econimic Development, and American Indian Nations

Steven Cornell
What Explains Economic Development? Culture and Institutions in Indian Nations
October 10, 2000, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Sciences
Culture as Explanation In Racial and Ethnic Inequality: Poverty And Propsperity on American Indian Reservations
October 11, 2000, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
October 12, 2000, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

    Stephen Cornell is director of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and Professor of Sociology and of Public Administration and Policy at The University of Arizona. He is also co-director of the Project on American Indian Economic Development at Harvard University. A specialist in political economy and cultural sociology, Professor Cornell has written widely on Indian affairs, economic development, collective identity, and ethnic and race relations. His publications include The Return of the Native: American Indian Political Resurgence (Oxford, 1988); What Can Tribes Do? Strategies and Institutions in American Indian Economic Development (UCLA, 1992), co-edited with Joseph P. Kalt; and Ethnicity and Race: Making Identities in a Changing World (Pine Forge, 1998), co-authored with Douglas Hartmann. Professor Cornell has spent much of the last fifteen years working closely with Indian nations in the United States and Canada on self-governance, economic development, and tribal policy issues. Among his recent policy-related projects are a study of the on-and-off-reservation economic and social impacts of Indian gaming operations and an analysis of Native self-governance in Alaska.

Exploring Models of Economic Growth and Social Equity

Barry Bluestone
"American Growth 1950-2000: Understanding the Nuts and Bolts of Economic Growth in the Post-WWII Era"
February 5, 2002, 3:30PM, 206 Ingraham
"Murder on the Inequality Express: Understanding the Roots of Social Inequality in the Post-World War II Era"
February 6, 2002, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
February 7, 2002, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

    Barry Bluestone is Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy and Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, as well as a founding member of the Economic Policy Institute. His principal areas of interest are political economy, pubic policy, labor economics, industrial relations, and regional development. A prolific writer, Professor Bluestone is the author of over 100 articles and book chapters, dozens of articles in the popular press, and ten books, including The Deindustrialization of America (1982) with Bennett Harrison, The Great U-Turn: Corporate Restructuring and the Polarizing of America (1988) with Bennett Harrison, Growing Prosperity: The Battle for Growth and Equity in the Twenty-first Century (2000) with Bennett Harrison and Richard Leone, and The Boston Renaissance: Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis (2000) with Mary Huff Stevenson.

Governing the New Economy: Problems and Prospects

Bob Jessop
"The American Road to Post-Fordism: On the Contradictions of Neo-Liberalism and the Knowledge-Based Economy"
March 12, 2002, 3:30PM, 206 Ingraham
"The Un-American Road to Post-Fordism: On the State's Role in Steering the Knowledge-Based Economy"
March 13, 2002, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
March 14, 2002, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

Rethinking the Economy: New and Old

Dean Baker
"Blowing Stock Market Bubbles: The Rise and Demise of the New Economy"
April 9, 2002, 3:30PM, 206 Ingraham
"Progressives and Markets: New Ways of Thinking About the Same Old Economy"
April 10, 2002, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
April 11, 2002, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

The Cultural Economy OF Capitalism

Richard Sennett
"The Cultural Economy of Capitalism: Work"
December 3, 2002, 3:30PM, 206 Ingraham
"The Cultural Economy of Capitalism: Welfare"
December 4, 2002, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
December 5, 2002, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

The Political Economy of Transitional Planning

Pablo Levin
Commodity and Money
October 12, 2004, 4:00PM, 8417 Social Sciences
Capital and Capital-differentiation
October 13, 2004, 4:00PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
October 14, 2004, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

Pablo Levín is Director of the Center for Economic Development Planning and Professor of Economics at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. His research and teaching focuses on the History of Economic Thought and Marxist Economics, and in particular the political economy of development planning and socialist strategy. Professor Levín is the author of dozens of articles and book chapters, as well as El capital tecnológico [Technological Capital] (1997). This book, and several recent updates, can be found at www.econ.uba.ar/ceplad (inter alia: Ensayo sobre cataláctica, Los trabajadores y la planificación, Essays on Subsystems). He is currently working with factory workers in production planning.