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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.**

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
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, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, 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
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