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Seminar on the State and Capitalism Since 1800


The Seminar on the State and Capitalism Since 1800 serves as a forum for discussion of research in progress and forthcoming papers on issues in comparative political economy, institutional change, and issues in historical institutionalism. It brings together faculty, visiting scholars, and graduate students from Harvard, MIT, and other colleges in the Boston area. This 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 shared at least a week in advance of each seminar.


** Please note: Events in this seminar series do not include a presentation. Attendees of this seminar are expected to read a paper in advance and enter into a discussion. To receive a copy of the paper and the Zoom link for virtual events, please email Morgan Gillespie at mgillesp@mit.edu.**


Seminar Events Calendar

Visions of Inequality: From the French Revolution to the End of the Cold War Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800 — Visions of Inequality: From the French Revolution to the End of the Cold War
April 17, 2024
2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Branko Milanovic – Research Professor & Senior Scholar, Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and Kathleen Thelen – Ford Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Institutional Atmospherics: The Interior Architecture of the Welfare State Seminar on the State and Capitalism Since 1800 — Institutional Atmospherics: The Interior Architecture of the Welfare State
April 26, 2024
1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Bernardo Zacka – Class of 1943 Career Development Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Katrina Forrester – John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Government and Committee on Social Studies, Harvard University
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and Kathleen Thelen – Ford Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
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