2013-2014 Seminar Schedule

For more information, or if you would like to present your work at the seminar, please contact the organizers, Jana Grittersova (jana.grittersova@ucr.edu) and Matthew C Mahutga (matthew.mahutga@ucr.edu).

The Political Economy seminar meets from 3:10 PM–5:00 PM in HUMANITIES 1500, unless otherwise noted.



 Thursday, October 24, 2013 Peter Rosendorff, Professor of Politics, The Wilf Family Department of Politics, New York University.
Transparency, Protest and Political (In)Stability,” co-authored with James R. Hollyer and James Raymond Vreeland
 Friday, November 22 Stephan Haggard, Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished Professor, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego.
“Inequality, Distributive Conflict and Regime Change”
Co-Sponsored by UCR Labor Studies Program
 Thursday, December 5 Lawrence Broz, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of California, San Diego.
“The Federal Reserve as Global Lender of Last Resort, 2007-2010”
 Thursday, January 23, 2014 Benjamin Cohen, Louis G. Lancaster Professor of International Political Economy, Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara.
“The China Question: Can the Rise of the Middle Kingdom be Accommodated?”
 Friday, March 14 Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science, Economics, University of California, Berkeley.
“The Eurozone Crisis: The Theory of Optimum Currency Areas Bites Back?”
Joint hosted with the Economics Department’s Distinguished Speaker Series.
Tuesday, March 18 Richard Freeman, Herbert Ascherman Professor of Economics, Harvard University.
“Saving U.S. Capitalism the American Way: Spreading Capital Ownership.”
Joint hosted with the Economics Department’s Distinguished Speaker Series
Monday, April 14th Herman Schwartz, Professor, Department of Politics, University of Virginia.
“Babies, Bonds, and Buildings: Policy Implications of the Links among Fertility Rates, Pensions, and Housing Finance Systems.”
Thursday, April 24 Judith Stepan-Norris, Professor, Sociology, University of California, Irvine.
“Whither the Contending Path(s)? Rival Labor Federations and Progressive Leadership in U.S. Union Mobilization.”
Co-Sponsored by UCR Labor Studies Program
Thursday, May 8 Gary A. Dymski, Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Riverside.
“The Eurozone Crisis as a Trilemma Forcefield: Fleming, Mundell, and Power in Finance.”
Thursday, May 22 Andrew Walder, Denise O’Leary and Kent Thiry Professor, Sociology, Stanford University.
“After State Socialism: Regime Change and Transformational Recessions.”

 Seminars sponsored by the Departments of Political Science and Sociology