2018-2019 Seminar Schedule

The UCR Political Economy Seminar provides a venue for graduate students and faculty from UCR and elsewhere to engage actively in interdisciplinary and state of the art research in political economy.

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).



Friday, April 12 Globalization, Populism, and the International Order Symposium
Humanities 1500
9:15AM-9:30AM Welcome By Jana Grittersova & Matthew Mahutga, University of California, Riverside
9:30AM-Noon Panel 1: The Rise Of Populism: Political, Economic, And Cultural Accounts

Kenneth Scheve, Stanford University, with Cameron Ballard-Rosa and Amalie Jensen, “Economic Decline, Social Identity, and Authoritarian Values in the United States.
Bart Bonikowski, Harvard University, with Yuval Feinstein and Sean Bock, “The Polarization of Nationalist Cleavages and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.
Stephen Weymouth, Georgetown University, with J. Lawrence Broz and Jeffry Frieden “Populism in Place: The Economic Geography of the Globalization Backlash.
Judith Goldstein, Stanford University, with Robert Gulotty “Populism and Trade: The Institutional Roots of the Anti-Trade Backlash.

Moderator: Jana Grittersova, University of California, Riverside

Judith Goldstein, Stanford University
Indridi Indridason, University of California, Riverside

1:30PM-3:30PM Panel 2: Populism in Comparative Perspective

Mark Kayser, Hertie School of Governance, with Alan M. Jacobs, “Downward Class Mobility and Reactionary Populism.”
Pablo Pinto, University of Houston, with Martin Ardanaz and Santiago Pinto, “Fiscal Policy in Good Times and Bad Times: Distributive motivations and pro-cyclical spending.
Mabel Berezin, Cornell University “Europe Was Yesterday 2.0: 2019 and the End of the Beginning of the European Populist Right”

Moderator: Matthew Mahutga, University of California Riverside

Suzanne Berger, Massachusets Institute of Technology
Shaun Bowler, University of California, Riverside

3:30PM-4:00PM Refreshment Break
4:00-5:00PM Keynote Lecture: “Populists at the Polls: Economic Factors in the 1896 Presidential Election

Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science
University of California, Berkeley

A specialist in international money and finance, Professor Eichengreen is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His most recent books are The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era (Oxford University Press, 2018) and How Global Currencies Work: Past, Present, and Future with Livia Chitu and Arnaud Mehl (Princeton University Press, 2017).

Jana Grittersova (jana.grittersova@ucr.edu)
Matthew Mahutga (matthew.mahutga@ucr.edu)

Sponsored by the UCR Center for Ideas & Society, the Departments of Political Science and Sociology, and the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Dean’s Office.