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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.**

The Politics of Punitive and Enabling Workfare: New Evidence from 16 Countries from 1980-2015 Seminar on the State and Capitalism Since 1800 — The Politics of Punitive and Enabling Workfare: New Evidence from 16 Countries from 1980-2015
February 7, 2020
2:15pm - 3:30pm
  • Alexander Horn – Assistant Professor of Political Science, Aarhus University; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University
  • Elissa Berwick – Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Watson Institute, Brown University; Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University and Kathleen Thelen – Ford Professor of Political Science, MIT; CES Seminar Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
The Popularization of Unpopular Ideas:  Social Cross-Pressures and Immigration Attitudes in Sweden   Seminar on the State and Capitalism Since 1800 — The Popularization of Unpopular Ideas: Social Cross-Pressures and Immigration Attitudes in Sweden
February 21, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Jennifer Fitzgerald – Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Volha Charnysh – Assistant Professor of Political Science, MIT
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University and Kathleen Thelen – Ford Professor of Political Science, MIT; CES Seminar Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
The Price of Democracy: How Money Shapes Politics and What to Do About It Seminar on the State and Capitalism Since 1800 — The Price of Democracy: How Money Shapes Politics and What to Do About It
March 5, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Julia Cagé – Assistant Professor of Economics, Sciences Po Paris
  • Lawrence Lessig – Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
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