Fall 2013 Calendar

Santagata Lecture: Echoes of the 1930s

Santagata Lecture: Echoes of the 1930s

October 17, 2013 7:30 PM  – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Professor Peter Temin, Elisha Gray II Professor Emeritus of Economics, M.I.T., will be speaking to the Bowdoin community and the public about parallels between our recent economic crisis and recession and the Great Depression. In recent works Professor Temin has stressed the role of economic models and ideas in public policy and argued that the gold-standard mentality, which was important in generating the crisis of the 1930s, still holds sway today.

Temin is author, co-author, or editor of 20 books of economic history, from his work in the 1960s on The Jacksonian Economy (1969) to The Roman Economy and The Leaderless Economy: Why the World Economic System Fell Apart and How to Fix It, both published this year. He is author or co-author, as well, of more than 150 journal articles or chapters in edited volumes, including such influential and extraordinarily varied ones as:

 

 

  • "Riding the South Sea Bubble" (American Economic Review, 2004)
  • "Two Views of the British Industrial Revolution" (Journal of Economic History, 1997)
  • "Is it Kosher to Talk About Culture?" (Journal of Economic History, 1997)
  • "Soviet and Nazi Economic Planning in the 1930s" (Economic History Review, 1991)
  • "The End of One Big Deflation" (Explorations in Economic History, 1997)
  • "Financial intermediation in the Early Roman Empire" (Journal of Economic History, 2004)
  • "Price Behavior in Ancient Babylon" (Explorations in Economic History, 2002)
  • "Transmission of the Great Depression" (Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1993)


Bowdoin College's Santagata Memorial Lecture Fund was established in 1982 by family and friends of Kenneth V. Santagata, Bowdoin class of 1973, to provide one lecture each semester from among the fields of arts, humanities, or social sciences. The lecturers are recognized authorities in their fields who present new, novel, or non-conventional approaches to their subjects.

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American Political Economy From the Age of Jackson to the Civil War

American Political Economy From the Age of Jackson to the Civil War

October 19, 2013 8:00 AM  – 6:00 PM
Hubbard Hall, Room 208 Thomas F. Shannon Room

This symposium is a forum for reexamination of American political economy from the Age of Jackson to the Civil War during the war's sesquicentennial. It brings together historians of economics, scholars of American political development, and historians of antebellum America and the Civil-War era to debate the originality and continuing relevance of a neglected set of American economic thinkers.

All panels, which are free and open to the public, will be held in the Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall, on Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20, 2013.  For more information, please see the symposium website »

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Economics Symposium: American Political Economy From the Age of Jackson to the Civil War

Economics Symposium: American Political Economy From the Age of Jackson to the Civil War

October 20, 2013 8:00 AM  – 12:30 PM
Hubbard Hall, Room 208 Thomas F. Shannon Room

This symposium is a forum for reexamination of American political economy from the Age of Jackson to the Civil War during the war's sesquicentennial. It brings together historians of economics, scholars of American political development, and historians of antebellum America and the Civil-War era to debate the originality and continuing relevance of a neglected set of American economic thinkers.

All panels, which are free and open to the public, will be held in the Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall, on Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20, 2013.  For more information, please see the symposium website »

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Complexity and the Art of Public Policy

Complexity and the Art of Public Policy

October 25, 2013 2:00 PM  – 3:30 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315

David Colander is the Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Economics at Middlebury College. He has authored, co-authored, or edited 30 books and over 100 articles on a wide range of topics. These include Principles of Economics (McGraw-Hill), History of Economic Thought (with Harry Landreth) (Houghton Mifflin), Macroeconomics (with Ed Gamber)(Prentice Hall), Why Aren't Economists as Important as Garbagemen? (Sharpe), and MAP: A Market Anti-Inflation Plan (with Abba Lerner) (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich). In 2001-2002 he was the Kelley Professor for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University. He is currently on the editorial boards of the Eastern Economic Journal, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

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Mitigating the Consequences of a Health Condition

Mitigating the Consequences of a Health Condition

November 13, 2013 4:00 PM  – 5:30 PM
Hubbard Hall, Room 208 Thomas F. Shannon Room

Economics Department Seminar: Mitigating the Consequences of a Health Condition: The Family in the PSID


Daniel LaFave is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Faculty Affiliate of the East Asian Studies and Global Studies programs at Colby College. 


His research focuses on the interplay of health, human capital, and labor markets in developing settings.  He joins us here at Bowdoin to present "Mitigating the Consequences of a Health Condition: The Family in the PSID."

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