Upcoming Events

Ottmar EdenhoferRepresentatives from over 155 countries gathered at the United Nations on Earth Day 2016 to sign the historic COP21 climate change agreement negotiated in Paris last year.

Now what?

The backbone of the agreement is a commitment to limit global warming to under two degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. To do so would require a worldwide switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will join SCEPA’s Economics of Climate Change lecture series to share his road map for bringing the Paris agreement to life. He will discuss how the agreement will change the institutional landscape of global climate governance and how to bring the economics and politics of climate stability to action.

Edenhofer is a leading international expert on climate policy at the Technical University of Berlin. He is director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, a fellow of the German Academy of Sciences, and deputy director and chief economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

The event will be followed by a reception featuring the premiere of “The Warming Earth,” a jazz piece composed by Rich Shemaria.

5:00pm, Monday, May 23rd
The New School
University Center
65 Fifth Avenue, room UL102
New York, NY
Livestream - Watch online if you can't attend in person

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“Climate Policies After Paris” is hosted by SCEPA's Economics of Climate Change Project and generously sponsored by the Tishman Enviromental and Design Center (TEDC), the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the German Research Foundation (DFG).

SCEPA is proud to support an upcoming conference, "Debating Development," on the regional challenges and competing theories behind development economics. The event is co-hosted by The New School's Economic Student Union (ESU) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking's (INET) Young Scholars Initiative (YSI).

1:00pm, Friday, April 22nd
The New School
6 East 16th Street, Room 1009
New York, NY
Follow the conversation on Twitter using #YSIDev

Conference Program
1:00pm Introductory remarks by Sanjay Reddy, The New School

1:30pm Regional Developmental Challenges

Sub-Saharan Africa by Rex McKenzie, Kingston University
Middle East and North Africa by Jennifer Olmstead, Drew University
India and China by Sanjay Ruparelia, The New School
Latin-America by Marcos Vinicius Chiliatto Leite, Inter-American Development Bank

4:00pm Competing Theories of Development

Dependency Theory by Ian Taylor, University of St. Andrews
Classical Political Economy by Anwar Shaikh, The New School
Post-Colonial Theory by LHM Ling, The New School
Law and Development by Jamee Moudud, Sarah Lawrence College

6:00pm Reception

The conference is also supported by The New School Student Senate, The Graduate Faculty Student Senate, ESU, and YSI.

So far, capital has been resistant to the regulation of time. Rather than balance the demands of work and life, US capitalism was dependent on the hidden subsidy of the American wife, a behind-the-scenes, stay-at-home fixer of what economists call market failures. When women left the home—out of desire and necessity—the old system fell apart. Families and the larger economy have yet to recover, and employers' demands for more of their employees’ time is a growing reality in US capitalism.

Economist Heather Boushey, a New School PhD and outside advisor to the Hillary Clinton campaign, presented SCEPA's annual Irene & Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture, “The Political Economy of Time and Work-Life Conflict” on April 6th, 2016. 

Boushey argued that economic efficiency and equity are not natural enemies. In fact, they must be reconciled to fulfill our country’s economic potential. In her new book, Finding Time, Boushey presents innovations to help Americans find the time they need and help businesses attract more productive workers.

The lecture was followed by a panel discussion with Economics PhD student Katherine Moos and moderated by New School Economics Professor Teresa Ghilarducci.

Boushey is executive director and chief economist of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. The New York Times called Boushey one of the “most vibrant voices in the field.” She testifies often before Congress on economic policy issues and received her PhD in economics from The New School.

Follow the conversation on Twitter with @SCEPA_economics using #worklife.

SCEPA's annual Irene & Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture works to contribute to discussion of the crucial policy issues facing the U.S. and world economies by bringing a distinguished speaker or panel to the university. Past speakers include Thomas Piketty, Paul Krugman, Robert Rubin, Andy Stern and Laura Tyson.

The event is free and open to the public.