Political Economy Seminar

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.

Born of the economic crises of the 1970s, three trends have combined to redefine the political economic order and social contract at the national and international levels: the re-ascendance of liberal economic thought as the ideational foundation of economic governance and the justification for curbing state intervention in markets and other economic relations; a transformation in the spatial distribution and organizational character of the information, manufacturing, and service sectors; and the rise of finance as a dominant driver of economic activity, public policy, and rising inequality. The dilemmas of and struggles over the governance and reform of what has proven to be an increasingly fragile crisis-ridden order will define the social, economic and political terrain of the twenty first century.

For questions, 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).

More details at ucrpoliticaleconomy.ucr.edu

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This project is funded by a Humanities Interdisciplinary Projects (HIP) Award. The Center’s annual HIP Awards support projects of varying format and focus in the humanities fields or cross-college collaborations with a humanities emphasis. The Center’s Advisory Committee seeks to fund interdisciplinary work across the academic community with potential appeal to a wider public audience. Examples of projects HIP awards may support include, but are not limited to, seed funding for larger grant proposals, cross-college and cross-school collaborations and workshops, conferences, symposia, and public lectures.