Harvard Program on the Study of Capitalism

27 09 2012

The Program on the Study of Capitalism has an exciting program scheduled for this academic year. Please make note of the many upcoming events – from the Political Economy Seminar, to conferences, lectures, reading groups, and dissertation workshops. All the details are listed in the calendar:

Political Economy Seminar: Finance Capital
The Political Economy of Modern Capitalism Seminar is exploring the theme of “Finance Capital” this year. A full list of speakers and dates is available here:

On October 29th, Carl Wennerlind will offer the first talk in the series on “An Inexhaustible Treasure: Slavery as the Foundation for the English Financial Revolution.”

Conference: The Global Thirties
On Friday, October 19th, along with the Weatherhead Initiative in Global History, the Program will be hosting a conference on “The Global Thirties: Responses to the Great Depression.”

Full List of Political Economy of Modern Capitalism Seminar Speakers

October 29: Prof. Carl Wennerlind, Barnard College (History), “An Inexhaustible Treasure: Slavery as the Foundation for the English Financial Revolution”

Comment: Sophus Reinert, HBS

November 12: Prof. Morgan Ricks, Vanderbilt Law School, “Moneymaking: A Monetary System Design”

    Comment: Amar Bhide, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

November 26:  Prof. James Livingston, Rutgers University (History), “Finance Capital: An Extremely Brief History of the Politics, and Vice Versa, ca. 1898-2010”

    Comment: Stephen Marglin, Harvard Economics

February 11: Prof. Roy Kreitner, Tel Aviv Univ. School of Law, “This Standard Which Is Not One: Gold and Multiple Liquidity Regimes”

February 25: Prof. Annelise Riles, Cornell Univ. Law School, “Against Market Totalitarianism: Thinking Through Legal Technique”  

March 11: Speaker Session: Prof. David Moss, HBS, and Roger Lowenstein, journalist/author, “The Federal Reserve and the Banking Crisis of 1931”

March 25: Prof. Mary Poovey, NYU Univ. (Literature), “The Foundations of Finance,” from A Modern Way of Knowing: The History of Financial Modeling (work in progress)




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