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Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800


A forum for discussion of research in progress and forthcoming papers on issues in comparative political economy, institutional change and issues in historical institutionalism, this seminar brings together faculty, visiting scholars and graduate students from Harvard, MIT and area colleges. The seminar especially welcomes regular participants who plan on attending most sessions during the semester. In lieu of a formal presentation, attendees are expected to read a paper in advance of each seminar and participate in a discussion. Relevant papers are posted at least a week in advance of each seminar.

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Series Events Calendar

** Please note: Events in this series do not include a presentation. Those planning to attend events in this series should read the paper that will be posted on the CES website before the seminar.**

Varieties of Disintegration: Why Neoliberals Continue to Be Ambivalent About the EU European Union Study Group — Varieties of Disintegration: Why Neoliberals Continue to Be Ambivalent About the EU
October 23, 2018
12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Dieter Plehwe – Senior Research Fellow, Inequality and Social Policy Research Unit, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)
  • Chair Vivien A. Schmidt – Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University & CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University
What We Talk About When We Talk About Poverty Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — What We Talk About When We Talk About Poverty
October 19, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Cathie Jo Martin – Professor of Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Margaret Weir – Wilson Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, Brown University
The Ties That Double Bind: Social Roles and Women’s Underrepresentation in Politics Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — The Ties That Double Bind: Social Roles and Women’s Underrepresentation in Politics
September 21, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Frances Rosenbluth – Damon Wells Professor of Political Science, Yale University
  • Kathrin Zippel – Associate Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Seminar of Social Exclusion and Inclusion, CES, Harvard University
The Welfare State with Private Alternatives: The Transformation of Popular Support for Social Insurance Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — The Welfare State with Private Alternatives: The Transformation of Popular Support for Social Insurance
April 13, 2018
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Marius R. Busemeyer – Professor of Political Science, University of Konstanz
  • Torben Iversen – Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy and CES Faculty Associate, Harvard University
  • Steffen Mau – Professor of Macrosociology, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University
Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?
April 6, 2018
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Robert Kuttner – Editor, The American Prospect; Ida and Meyer Kirstein Chair, Brandeis University, Brandeis University
  • Dani Rodrik – Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School
Broken Contract: The Rise of the Networked Firm and the Transformation of 21st Century Capitalism Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Broken Contract: The Rise of the Networked Firm and the Transformation of 21st Century Capitalism
March 23, 2018
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Kathleen Thelen – Ford Professor of Political Science, MIT and CES Faculty Associate & Seminar Chair, Harvard University
Demobilizing Democrats and the Working Class: The Enduring Political Consequences of Right-to-Work Laws Across the United States Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Demobilizing Democrats and the Working Class: The Enduring Political Consequences of Right-to-Work Laws Across the United States
February 23, 2018
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Alexander Hertel-Fernandez – Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Theda Skocpol – Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology and CES Faculty Associate, Harvard University
Between Distribution and Reallocation: The Politics of Taxation Revisited Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Between Distribution and Reallocation: The Politics of Taxation Revisited
December 8, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Lukas Haffert – Senior Researcher, University of Zurich; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2017-2018, CES, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar 2017-1918, CES, Harvard University
  • Daniel Mertens – Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Frankfurt
Lessons from the First Globalization 1870-1914 Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Lessons from the First Globalization 1870-1914
November 17, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Suzanne Berger – Raphael Dorman-Helen Starbuck Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Patrice Higonnet – Robert Walton Goelet Research Professor of French History Emeritus, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University
Electoral Competition and the New Party Politics of Welfare State Recalibration Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Electoral Competition and the New Party Politics of Welfare State Recalibration
October 27, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Ellen Immergut – Professor of Political Science, European University Institute
  • Katja Möhring – Assistant Professor for Sociology of the Welfare State, University of Mannheim, Germany; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University
Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads Seminar on State and Capitalism since 1800 — Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads
October 6, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Carles Boix – Robert Garrett Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Department of Politics, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Pablo Beramendi – Associate Professor of Political Science, Duke University
Advanced Political Economies Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Advanced Political Economies
September 29, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Torben Iversen – Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Jeffry Frieden – Stanfield Professor of International Peace, Harvard University
Populism and the Economics of Globalization Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Populism and the Economics of Globalization
September 8, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Dani Rodrik – Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Bart Bonikowski – Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty
Europe's Crises and Political Contestation Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Europe's Crises and Political Contestation
April 21, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Liesbet Hooghe – Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and VU, Amsterdam
  • Gary Marks – Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Political Science., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Jeremy Ferwerda – Assistant Professor of Government, Dartmouth College
CANCELLED: Capitalist Democracies:  The Rise of the Knowledge Economy CANCELLED/POSTPONED TILL THE FALL: Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — CANCELLED: Capitalist Democracies: The Rise of the Knowledge Economy
April 14, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Torben Iversen – Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University
Who Speaks for the Poor: Electoral Geography, Party Entry and Representation? Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Who Speaks for the Poor: Electoral Geography, Party Entry and Representation?
March 24, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Karen Jusko – Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
Bringing Class Back In: Cultural Bubbles and American Political Polarization Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Bringing Class Back In: Cultural Bubbles and American Political Polarization
March 10, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Kathleen McNamara – Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University
  • Suzanne Berger – Raphael Dorman-Helen Starbuck Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
Does Material Hardship Affect Political Preferences? It Depends on the Political Context Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Does Material Hardship Affect Political Preferences? It Depends on the Political Context
February 24, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Charlotte Cavaillé – Assistant Professor of Political Science, Georgetown University
  • Mark Franklin – John R. Reitemeyer Professor Emeritus of International Politics, Trinity College; Co-Chair, European Election Monitor Series, CES, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
Flawed by Design? Authoritarian Legacies under Democracy Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Flawed by Design? Authoritarian Legacies under Democracy
December 1, 2016
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Michael Albertus – Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
  • Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Faculty Associate, Institute of Quantitative Social Science
The Rise of Risky Derivatives: Chief Risk Officers, CEOs, and Fund Managers Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — The Rise of Risky Derivatives: Chief Risk Officers, CEOs, and Fund Managers
November 18, 2016
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Frank Dobbin – Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Commentary by J. Nicholas Ziegler – Professor (Research) of International and Public Affairs, Watson Institute, Brown University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
State Capacity as Power Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — State Capacity as Power
November 11, 2016
2:15pm - 4:00pm
Trump, Brexit, and the Rise of Populism: Economic Have-nots and Cultural Backlash Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Trump, Brexit, and the Rise of Populism: Economic Have-nots and Cultural Backlash
October 21, 2016
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Pippa Norris – ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney; McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Harvard Kennedy School; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Jane Elizabeth Green – Professor of Political Science, University of Manchester; Co-Director, 2015 British Election Study
Reform from Within: The Political Economy of Women's Enfranchisement Reform from Within: The Political Economy of Women's Enfranchisement
April 22, 2016
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Dawn Teele – Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • Daniel Smith – Associate Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University; Co-Chair, European Election Monitor Series, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
Conservative Political Parties and the Birth of Democracy in Europe Conservative Political Parties and the Birth of Democracy in Europe
April 8, 2016
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Noam Gidron – Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Populism, Nationalism and Radical Politics Study Group, CES, Harvard University
  • Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Faculty Associate, Institute of Quantitative Social Science
Electoral Coordination, Legislative Cohesion, and the Rise of the Modern Mass Party: The Limits of Majoritarian Representation in Germany, 1890‐1918 Electoral Coordination, Legislative Cohesion, and the Rise of the Modern Mass Party: The Limits of Majoritarian Representation in Germany, 1890‐1918
March 4, 2016
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Faculty Associate, Institute of Quantitative Social Science
  • Valentin Schröder – Professor of Political Science, University of Bremen
  • Phillip Manow – Professor of Comparative Political Economy, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bremen
Nationalism in Contemporary Nation States: Imagined Political and Cultural Community across 44 Countries Nationalism in Contemporary Nation States: Imagined Political and Cultural Community across 44 Countries
February 26, 2016
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Bart Bonikowski – Associate Professor of Sociology , Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Populism, Nationalism, and Radical Politics, CES, Harvard University
  • Christian Albrekt Larsen – Department of Political Science, Aalborg University
Dilemmas of Inclusion: — The Political Representation of Muslims in Europe
February 5, 2016
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Rafaela Dancygier – Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Democratization after Democratization: Electoral Reform and Voter Autonomy in Late 19th Century Europe
December 4, 2015
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Isabela Mares – Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
The Middle Income Trap: More Politics than Economics
November 20, 2015
3:15pm - 5:00pm
Where is the Response to Political Inequality in the U.S.? Where is the Response to Political Inequality in the U.S.?
October 30, 2015
2:15pm - 4:00pm
Preferences that Matter: Redistribution and Voting in the Industrialized Democracies Preferences that Matter: Redistribution and Voting in the Industrialized Democracies
October 15, 2015
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Torben Iversen – Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Daniel Stegmueller – Professor of Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, Graduate School of Social and Economic Sciences, University of Mannheim
  • David Rueda – Professor of Comparative Politics, Merton College, Oxford
No Growth and No Equality: Supply and Demand in an Intellectual Property Rights World No Growth and No Equality: Supply and Demand in an Intellectual Property Rights World
September 25, 2015
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Gunnar Trumbull – Philip Caldwell Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Herman Schwartz – Professor of Politics, University of Virginia
Corporate Power in the 21st Century
April 24, 2015
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Gerald F. Davis – Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
Knowledge Economies: A Comparative Political Economy Framework Knowledge Economies: A Comparative Political Economy Framework
April 10, 2015
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • David Soskice – Professor of Political Science and Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
Cornelia Woll will discuss her new book "The Power of Inaction" on bank bailouts Cornelia Woll will discuss her new book "The Power of Inaction" on bank bailouts
March 4, 2015
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Sofia A. Perez – Associate Professor of Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Southern Europe in the EU, CES, Harvard University
  • Cornelia Woll – Professor of Political Science, Sciences Po Paris; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University
Extending Experimentalist Governance? The EU and Transnational Regulation
November 14, 2014
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Jonathan Zeitlin – Senior Fellow in International Studies, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University; Professor of Public Policy and Governance and Jean Monnet Chair in European and Transnational Governance, Department of Political Science University of Amsterdam
The Future of Democratic Capitalism The Future of Democratic Capitalism
November 7, 2014
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Pablo Beramendi – Associate Professor of Political Science, Duke University
  • Herbert Kitschelt – George V. Allen Professor of International Relations, Duke University
Partisan Impacts on Social Policy and Distributive Outcomes in the Eras of Welfare State Expansion and Retrenchment Partisan Impacts on Social Policy and Distributive Outcomes in the Eras of Welfare State Expansion and Retrenchment
October 24, 2014
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Jason Beckfield – Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion, CES, Harvard University
  • John Stephens – Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina
The Political Economy of Mass Polarization in Advanced Democracies The Political Economy of Mass Polarization in Advanced Democracies
May 5, 2014
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Torben Iversen – Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • David Soskice – Professor of Political Science and Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Konstantin Vössing – Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Politics in the Institute of Social Sciences, Humboldt University, Berlin; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2013-2014, CES, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar 2013-2014, CES, Harvard University
Benefits and Ballots: Explaining Party Preferences on Citizenship Policy Benefits and Ballots: Explaining Party Preferences on Citizenship Policy
April 11, 2014
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Jeremy Ferwerda – Assistant Professor of Government, Dartmouth College
  • Quinton Mayne – Assistant. Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Resilient Liberalism in Europe's Political Economy: A book presentation Resilient Liberalism in Europe's Political Economy: A book presentation
April 10, 2014
12:15pm - 2:00pm
  • Vivien A. Schmidt – Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Boston University; Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, European Union, CES, Harvard University
  • Mark Thatcher – Professor of Government, London School of Economics
What Kind of Political Economy Have We Had? Political Consequences Of a Consumer-Oriented Growth Model What Kind of Political Economy Have We Had? Political Consequences Of a Consumer-Oriented Growth Model
March 28, 2014
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Frank Dobbin – Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Monica Prasad – Associate Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University
National Growth Strategies and Welfare State Reforms National Growth Strategies and Welfare State Reforms
March 7, 2014
3:15pm - 5:00pm
Representation and Taxation: Lessons from European History Representation and Taxation: Lessons from European History
February 28, 2014
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Faculty Associate, Institute of Quantitative Social Science
  • Deborah Boucoyannis – Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Virginia
Stratifying Europe: How Regional Integration Reshaped the Welfare State and Reversed the Egalitarian Turn Stratifying Europe: How Regional Integration Reshaped the Welfare State and Reversed the Egalitarian Turn
January 31, 2014
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Jason Beckfield – Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion, CES, Harvard University
  • Torben Iversen – Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
Autocracy, Democracy and Global Tax Competition Autocracy, Democracy and Global Tax Competition
December 6, 2013
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Faculty Associate, Institute of Quantitative Social Science
  • Philipp Genschel – CES and Professor of Political Science, Jacobs University Bremen
Weapons of the Meek: How Religious Groups Influence Domestic Politics Weapons of the Meek: How Religious Groups Influence Domestic Politics
November 22, 2013
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Anna Grzymala-Busse – Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Stanford University ; Senior Fellow, CES
  • Elizabeth H. Prodromou – Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution , The Fletcher School for Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
Paradoxes Lost and Found: The Dimensions of Social Welfare Transfers, Relative Poverty and Redistribution Preferences
November 6, 2013
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • David Brady – Adjunct Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs Indiana University; Director of the Research Unit “Inequality and Social Policy”, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
  • Christopher Jencks – Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy, Harvard University
Spend and Tax: Determinants of the Underprovision of Public Goods
October 4, 2013
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Philipp Genschel – CES and Professor of Political Science, Jacobs University Bremen
  • Margaret Levi – Bachrach Professor of International Studies, University of Washington
Altered States: Negotiation and the Microfoundations of Institutional Change Altered States: Negotiation and the Microfoundations of Institutional Change
September 13, 2013
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Daniel P. Carpenter – Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Center for American Political Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Cathie Jo Martin – Professor of Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
The Politics of Austerity in the US and Europe: Why Did a Failure of Laissez-Faire Reinforce the Orthodoxy? The Politics of Austerity in the US and Europe: Why Did a Failure of Laissez-Faire Reinforce the Orthodoxy?
May 3, 2013
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Robert Kuttner – Editor, The American Prospect; Ida and Meyer Kirstein Chair, Brandeis University, Brandeis University
The Political Theory of Austerity The Political Theory of Austerity
April 12, 2013
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Rawi Abdelal – Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Mark Blyth – Eastman Professor of Political Economy & Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Watson Institute, Brown University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
Conceptual Orders of the Regulatory State Conceptual Orders of the Regulatory State
April 5, 2013
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Daniel P. Carpenter – Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Center for American Political Studies, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
Can’t We All be More Like Scandinavians? Asymmetric Growth and Institutions in an Interdependent World
March 29, 2013
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • James Robinson – David Florence Professor of Government, Harvard University
The Politics of Public Debt: Capitalist Development and the Rebuilding of the State The Politics of Public Debt: Capitalist Development and the Rebuilding of the State
March 7, 2013
5:15pm - 7:00pm
Changing Welfare States and the Euro Crisis
February 22, 2013
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Anton Hemerijck – Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, VU University Amsterdam
Symposium on "Subnational Authoritarianism: The US in Comparative Perspective"
February 15, 2013
3:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Robert Mickey – Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
  • Edward L. Gibson – Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW- The Informational Role of the Welfare State: How Policy Shapes Public Preferences and Political Contestation
February 8, 2013
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Jane Gingrich – Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota
The Political Economy of Ownership: Housing Markets and the Welfare State
December 7, 2012
3:15pm - 5:15pm
  • Ben Ansell – Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota
Beyond Cooperation: Competition in Coordinated Capitalism
November 9, 2012
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Jing Jing Huo – Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo
Redistributive Attitudes in Hard Times Redistributive Attitudes in Hard Times
October 5, 2012
2:15pm - 4:00pm
Education Funding and Individual Preferences for Redistribution Education Funding and Individual Preferences for Redistribution
September 28, 2012
2:15pm - 4:00pm
Historical Institutionalism and the Politics of Institutional Change Historical Institutionalism and the Politics of Institutional Change
September 14, 2012
2:15pm - 4:00pm
Equality and Efficiency in Advanced Democracies: Revisiting the Leaky Bucket Hypothesis
April 18, 2012
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Jonathan Hopkin – Reader in Comparative Politics, Department of Government, London School of Economics
Racial Policy Alliances and Partisan Polarization: An Integrated Analysis
April 6, 2012
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Desmond King – Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government, Nuffield College, Oxford University
Towards a Social Investment State Towards a Social Investment State
March 21, 2012
4:15pm - 6:00pm
Activation, American Style
March 2, 2012
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Margaret Weir – Professor of Political Science and Sociology, University of California at Berkeley; Matina S. Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University
Economic Patriotism: Reinventing Control over Open Markets Economic Patriotism: Reinventing Control over Open Markets
February 17, 2012
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Cornelia Woll – Professor of Political Science, Sciences Po Paris; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University
The Two-Tiered Politics of Financial Reform in the United States The Two-Tiered Politics of Financial Reform in the United States
November 18, 2011
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • J. Nicholas Ziegler – Professor (Research) of International and Public Affairs, Watson Institute, Brown University; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • John Woolley – Chair, Department of Political Science, University of California - Santa Barbara
Ten Questions about the Eurozone Crisis and Whether It Can Be Solved
November 9, 2011
5:15pm - 7:00pm
  • Wendy Carlin – Professor of Economics, University College, London; Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research
Inequality and Capitalism in the Long Run
November 3, 2011
5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Thomas Piketty – Professor of Economics, EHESS and at the Paris School of Economics
The Co-evolution of Political and Capitalist Institutions since the Industrial Revolution The Co-evolution of Political and Capitalist Institutions since the Industrial Revolution
October 28, 2011
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Torben Iversen – Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • David Soskice – Professor of Political Science and Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
The Quality of Government, Inequality and Social Trust
October 19, 2011
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Bo Rothstein – August Röhss Professor in Political Science, Gothenburg University
Credit Access and Social Welfare: The Rise of Consumer Lending in the United States and France Credit Access and Social Welfare: The Rise of Consumer Lending in the United States and France
October 7, 2011
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Gunnar Trumbull – Philip Caldwell Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
Social Resilience and Well-Being under Neo-Liberalism in the Developed Democracies Social Resilience and Well-Being under Neo-Liberalism in the Developed Democracies
September 16, 2011
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; CES Director (2001-2006), Harvard University; Co-Chair, Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800, CES, Harvard University; Co-Director, Program on Successful Societies, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR); Senior Advisor, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
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