Upcoming Events

Edward WolffEdward Wolff, an economist at New York University (NYU) will present his latest paper, “U.S. Pensions in the 2000’s: The Lost Decade.” His work examines trends in pension, total wealth, and wealth inequality between 1986 and 2010, a period during which 401(k) plans largely displaced traditional defined benefit retirement plans in the private sector.

11:00am, Friday, October 14th
The New School
6 East 16th Street, Wolff Conference room 1103
New York, NY
RSVP

The Political Economics of Aging speaker series is a forum for academics and practitioners to share and engage in cutting edge research in social policy and the political economy of aging. The series is designed to forge interdisciplinary connections and examine how to progressively manage an aging society. The series is sponsored by SCEPA's Retirement Equity Lab, led by economists and retirement experts Teresa Ghilarducci and Tony Webb.

The event is free and open to the public.

FoleySCEPA and The New School Economics Department's Fall 2016 Seminar Series Host

Duncan Foley, Leo Model Professor of Economics, The New School for Social Research, for a talk titled "The Promises and Pitfalls of Thesis Research for Students and Advisors"

October 4th, 2016
4:00pm - 6:00pm
The New School
6 East 16th Street, Room 1009

Barkley RosserSCEPA and The New School Economics Department's Fall 2013 Seminar Series Host

Barkley Rosser, Professor of Economics, James Madison University, for a talk titled "Complexity and Institutional Evolution."

October 11th, 2016
4:00pm - 6:00pm
The New School
6 East 16th Street, Room 1009

GuySCEPA and The New School Economics Department's Fall 2016 Seminar Series Host

Guy Standing, Professor at SOAS, University of London, for a talk titled "The Corruption of Capitalism"

November 1st, 2016
4:00pm - 6:00pm
The New School
6 East 16th Street, Room 1009

RohitSCEPA and The New School Economics Department's Fall 2016 Seminar Series Host

Rohit Azad, Visiting Fullbright Scholar at The New School and Assistant Professor at CESP, for a talk titled "The Corruption of Capitalism"

November 8th, 2016
4:00pm - 6:00pm
The New School
6 East 16th Street, Room 1009

Alan KirmanSCEPA and The New School Economics Department's Fall 2016 Seminar Series Host

Alan Kirman, Professeur emerite a Aix-Marseille Universite, Directeur d'etudes a l'EHESS, Membre de l'lUF, for a talk titled "The Crisis in Economic Theory"

November 29th, 2016
4:00pm - 6:00pm
The New School
6 East 16th Street, Room 1009

Teresa GhilarducciSCEPA and The New School Economics Department's Fall 2016 Seminar Series Host

Teresa Ghilarducci, Bernard and Irene Schwartz Professor of Economics and Director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at The New School, for a talk titled "Do Older Workers Lower the Wages of Younger Workers?  The Political Economy of Aging"

December 13th, 2016
4:00pm - 6:00pm
The New School
6 East 16th Street, Room 1009

Bina AgarwalInstitutions embody the “rules of the game in a society,” according to Nobel Laureate Douglas North. These humanly devised constraints shape people’s interactions – political, social and economic – and establish a stable social structure. But what if the rules are deeply unequal, devised largely by the powerful? And is stability which entrenches inequality even desirable?

Noted economist Bina Agarwal’s lecture will demonstrate how women face deep inequalities in rules and norms, which, in turn, create severe inequalities in their access to both private and public property. Based on her research, she challenges standard economic analysis to show how these inequalities undermine both economic efficiency and social justice. She also outlines pathways to change, such as by enhancing women’s bargaining power in multiple arenas: the family, community, markets, and state.

Agarwal is an award-winning author whose most recent three volume compendium, “Gender Challenges,” unravels the nature of gender inequality in multiple institutions: those governing agriculture, property, and the environment. She is professor of development economics and environment at the University of Manchester, UK. Prior to this, she was director and professor of economics at the Institute of Economic Growth at Delhi University.

6:00pm, Tuesday, October 25th
The New School
6 East 16th Street, Wolff Conference room 1103
New York, NY
RSVP

Livestream - Watch online if you can't attend in person

Follow the event @SCEPA_economics using #TNSinequalityis

The Robert Heilbroner Memorial Lecture on the Future of Capitalism:

The Heilbroner lecture honors the work of Robert Heilbroner, who was both a student and a professor in the economics department of The New School for Social Research. This event is dedicated to understanding questions of economic justice and how the profit-seeking activities of private firms might also serve broader social goals. To use Heilbroner’s words, “capitalism’s uniqueness in history lies in its continuously self-generated change, but it is this very dynamism that is the system’s chief enemy.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Climate JusticeFrom the Arctic to the Indian Ocean to the South Pacific, small island states and coastal lines have become home to the most vulnerable communities. The threat of rising sea levels in the wake of climate change pushes populations to relocate to safer areas. But do contemporary legal frameworks recognize and protect the rights of climate migrants?

Join us for a lunch discussion with Professor Randall Abate, future dean of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law School, analyzing how international environmental law, international human rights, and U.S. domestic legal protection could save vulnerable and marginalized populations of climate refugees.

As a specialist in international and comparative environmental law, Professor Abate has taught in Argentina, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Kenya, India, Spain and Ukraine. Professor Abate has published and presented widely on environmental law topics, with a recent emphasis on climate change law and justice. His upcoming book, Climate Justice, includes case studies on global and regional governance challenges. Early in his career, Professor Abate advocated for environmental law matters on behalf of law firms in Manhattan. He holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester and a J.D. and M.S.E.L. (Environmental Law and Policy) from Vermont Law School.

RSVP
Thursday, September 8th
12:00pm – 1:30pm
The New School Department of Economics
6 East 16th Street, 11th floor, Wolff Conference Room
New York

"The Plight of Climate Refugees" is hosted by SCEPA's Economics of Climate Change Project, directed by Willi Semmler, Henry Arnold Professor of Economics in cooperation with the oikos NYC student organization and the New School University Student Senate (USS).

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

The event is free and open to the public.