ASE PROGRAM AT ASSA 2018

 

Plenary Session and Reception
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 - 6:30PM-9:00 PM
Location: Loews Philadelphia, Congress

Speaker: Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Title: “Is Economics Responsible for the Democratic Crisis?”

ASE Presidential Breakfast
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 - 7:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Loews Philadelphia, Howe

Speaker: Quentin Wodon, Lead Economist in the World Bank's Education Global Practice

Title: “Social Justice and Extreme Poverty: Rawls, Sen, and Wresinski”

 

SESSIONS:

Financialization, Global Crisis, and Economic Stagnation
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 - 8:00AM-10:00 AM
Organizers: Philip Arestis, University of Cambridge and University of the Basque Country & Giuseppe Fontana, University of Leeds and University of Sannio
Chair: Giuseppe Fontana, University of Leeds and University of Sannio
Location: Loews Philadelphia, Anthony 

The Political Economy of Income Distribution: Industry Level Evidence From 15 OECD Countries
Alexander Guschanski, University of Greenwich
Özlem Onaran, University of Greenwich

The 'Great Financial Crisis' and the 'Great Recession': Origins and Economic Policy Implications
Philip Arestis, University of Cambridge and University of the Basque Country

Managing the Discontent of the Losers
Mark Setterfield, New School

Financialisation, Wage Inequality and Secular Stagnation
Giuseppe Fontana, University of Leeds and University of Sannio
Antonio Rodriguez Gil, University of Leeds
Malcolm Sawyer, University of Leeds

Understanding the Rise of Populism: Financialisation, Household Balance Sheet Structures, and Inequality in the United States Since 1980s
Hanna Szymborska, University of Leeds

 

Solidarity and Sustainability: Full Employment, Inclusion, and Social Justice 
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 - 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Organizer: Michael J. Murray, Bemidji State University
Chair: Michael J. Murray, Bemidji State University
Location: Loews Philadelphia, Anthony

Complementary Currencies in the Solidarity Economy: The Local Job Guarantee
Mathew Forstater, University of Missouri-Kansas City

On The Reservation: Toward a Job Guarantee Program for American Indian Nations
Michael J. Murray, Bemidji State University

Full Employment and the Job Guarantee: An All-American Tradition
William A. Darity Jr., Duke University
Darrick Hamilton, New School

A Job Guarantee for Tunisia: Undoing Decades of Colonialism, Neoliberalism, and Exclusion
Fadhel Kaboub, Denison University and the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity

A Black Perspective on Canada’s Third Sector: Case Studies on Women Leaders in the Social Economy
Caroline Shenaz Hossein, York University

 

Democratic Crisis and the Responsibility of Economics, I (Joint with AFEE)
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Organizer: George DeMartino, University of Denver
Chair: Charles J. Whalen, SUNY University at Buffalo
Loews Philadelphia, Anthony

Pecuniary Valuation and the Age of Trump
James K. Galbraith, University of Texas-Austin

Democratization of Economic Research and Policy: Public Participation for a Truly 'Social' Economics
Asimina Christoforou, Athens University of Economics and Business
Fikret Adaman, Bo─čaziçi University

Commodified Attention, Commodified Speech, and the Rejection of Expertise
Zoe Sherman, Merrimack College

When Things Don’t Fall Apart: A Hirschmanian Perspective on the Global Crisis and the Developing World
Ilene Grabel, University of Denver

Capitalism vs. Democracy and the (Ir)Responsibility of Economics
Richard Wolff, DemocracyatWork.Info and New School University

 

Democratic Crisis and the Responsibility of Economics, II
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 - 10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Organizer: George DeMartino, University of Denver
Chair: George DeMartino, University of Denver
Loews Philadelphia, Parlor 1

Populism Versus Economic Expertise: J. Laurence Laughlin Debates William (Coin) Harvey
Robert Dimand, Brock University
Constance Andre Aigret, University of Lyon

Divided but Not Conquered: Intersectional Conflicts in the Age of Trump
Nancy Folbre, Political Economy Research Institute

The Complicity of Economics
Julie A. Nelson, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Homo Economicus, AIs, Humans and Rats: Decision-making and Economic Welfare
Diane Coyle, University of Manchester

How to Cause a Populist Revolution: Youth Unemployment, Labor Immobility, and the War on Drugs
Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, University of Illinois-Chicago

 

New Research in Applied Social Economics           
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 - 12:30 PM-2:15 PM
Organizer: George DeMartino, University of Denver
Chair: Quentin Wodon, World Bank
Loews Philadelphia, Anthony

Democratizing Savings? The Postal Savings System in the Early 20th Century United States
Leila Davis, Middlebury College
Leticia Arroyo Abad, Middlebury College

Working Out the Kinks: Challenges in Evaluating the Millennium Development Goals and Their Indicators
Sara Rose Taylor, Wilfrid Laurier University

Why Do Adolescent Girls Drop Out of School in Niger? A Combined Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
Quentin Wodon, World Bank

Capital Flows and Socio-economic Development: Reputation, Outcomes and Circular Causalities
Rajaram Krishnan, Earlham College

Social Norms as a Basis for Policy
Rojhat B. Avsar, Columbia College Chicago

 

Post-Crisis Economic Strains and Policy in Europe and the US
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:30PM
Organizer: Nina Eichacker, University of Rhode Island
Chair: Nina Eichacker, University of Rhode Island
Loews Philadelphia, Parlor 1

Food Insecurity in the Time of Austerity: The Case of Greece
Charalampos Konstantinidis, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Learning All the Wrong Lessons: The Political-economy Response to Europe’s Ongoing Crises
Nina Eichacker, University of Rhode Island

Money Market Mutual Funds in the Era of Trump: A Minskyan Analysis
Greg Hannsgen, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

A Public Banking Option in the United States
Thomas Herndon, Loyola Marymount University

The Impact of Financialization on the Everyday Life of United Kingdom Households
Ariane Hillig, Open University

 

The 2008 Economic-Financial Crisis: 10 Years After
Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 - 8:00AM-10:00AM                  
Organizer: Steven Pressman, Colorado State University
Chair: Christine Ngo, University of Denver
Loews Philadelphia, Anthony

The Great Financial Crisis and the End of Normal
James K. Galbraith, University of Texas-Austin

Repairing Household Balance Sheets and Restoring Economic Growth: What Fiscal Policy Can Do
Stephanie Kelton, Stony Brook University

No End in Sight? The Widening Racial Wealth Gap Since The Great Recession
Christian E. Weller, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Reexamining United States Women’s Access to Credit Pre- and Post-crisis: Evidence From the 1983 to 2013 Surveys of Consumer Finance
Melanie Long, Colorado State University

Income Inequality Before and After the Great Recession: A Tale of Two Surveys
Steven Pressman, Colorado State University
Robert H. Scott III, Monmouth University 

 

Realizing the Social Economy: Obstacles and Opportunities
Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Organizer: George DeMartino, University of Denver
Chair: Richard McIntyre, University of Rhode Island
Loews Philadelphia, Anthony

Conservatism and Change in the Brazilian June Journeys: An Exercise in Institutional Political Economy
Roberto Simiqueli, State University of Campinas
Manuel Ramon Souza Luz, Universidade Federal do ABC

The Anti-democratic Logic of Right-wing Populism and Neoliberal Market-fundamentalism
Stephan Puhringer, Johannes Kepler University
Walter Ötsch, Cusanus Hochschule Bernkastel-Kues University

The Development of Social Economics in France Since World War II
Richard McIntyre, University of Rhode Island

Ideologues, Counselors of the Prince and Participant Observers: Reflections on the Economics Profession
Paolo Ramazzotti, University of Macerata

Teaching & Learning Moral Imagination
Zohreh Emami, Alverno College