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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.**

How Ideology, Economics and Institutions Shape Affective Polarization in Democracies Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — How Ideology, Economics and Institutions Shape Affective Polarization in Democracies
October 18, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Noam Gidron – Assistant Professor of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Jennifer Hochschild – Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University and Kathleen Thelen – Ford Professor of Political Science, MIT; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
Populism as a Reaction to Local Disruption: Evidence from European Municipalities Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Populism as a Reaction to Local Disruption: Evidence from European Municipalities
November 15, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Jeremy Ferwerda – Assistant Professor of Government, Dartmouth College
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University and Kathleen Thelen – Ford Professor of Political Science, MIT; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
Did Labor Market Reforms Increase Support for Populist Parties? Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Did Labor Market Reforms Increase Support for Populist Parties?
December 6, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Chase Foster – Post-Doctoral Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University
  • Jeffry Frieden – Stanfield Professor of International Peace, Harvard University
  • Sophie Hill – Ph.D. student in government, Harvard University
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University and Kathleen Thelen – Ford Professor of Political Science, MIT; CES Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
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