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Capitalism, Conflict, and Cooperation: A Celebration of the Work of Samuel Bowles & Herbert Gintis

Friday, October 4, 2019 - Saturday, October 5, 2019

Venue & Dates:
Capitalism, Conflict, and Cooperation: A Celebration of the Work of Samuel Bowles & Herbert Gintis will be held in the Kellogg Center on the 15th Floor of Columbia University’s International Affairs Building (get directions) on Friday, October 4th from 1:30-5:30PM and Saturday, October 5th from 9:00AM-5:30PM.

Faculty Organizers:
Suresh NaiduEric Verhoogen, Columbia University; Michael Reich, UC Berkeley

 

Speakers & Schedule:

Friday, October 4th – 1501 International Affairs Building
1:30PM Welcome and Introduction, Suresh Naidu (Columbia)
2:00PM Panel 1: Power and a Political Economy (Moderator: Michael Reich)
Simone D’Alessandro (University of Pisa), “Coupling environmental transition and social prosperity”
Margaret Levi (Stanford), “Trustworthy Government and Legitimating Beliefs
Stephen Marglin (Harvard), “What if There Were No Ecological Limits to Growth?
Jim Rebitzer (Boston University), “Agency in Healthcare”
3:30PM Break
4:00PM Keynote Panel 1: Class, Conflict, and Culture (Moderator: Eric Verhoogen)
Rob Boyd (Santa Fe Institute, Arizona State), “Relatedness and the evolution of cooperative institutions
Nancy Folbre (UM Amherst), “Hierarchy and Exploitation: A Feminist/ Intersectional Perspective
Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia)
5:45PM *Reception
6:30PM *Dinner and Keynote Presentation, Michael Reich (UC Berkeley)
*Reception and Dinner by invitation only. Please contact econ-per@columbia.edu with any questions.

Saturday, October 5th – 1501 International Affairs Building
9:00 AM Saturday Opening Talks: Methodology: Evolution and Political Economy (Moderator: Suresh Naidu)
Ugo Pagano (University of Siena)
Monique Borgerhoff Mulder (UC Davis)
10:15 AM Break
10:45 AM Pedagogy from SOC SCI 125 to CORE (Moderator: Stephen Marglin)
Wendy Carlin (University College London, Santa Fe Institute, CORE)
Arthur MacEwan (UM Boston)
12:00 PM Break
1:00 PM Panel 2: Inequality (Moderator: Elaine McCrate)
Rajiv Sethi (Barnard, Santa Fe Institute), “Meritocracy in the Face of Group Inequality” (Co-authored with Rohini Somanathan, Delhi School of Economics)
Suresh Naidu (Columbia), “Structure and Practice in Modern Monopsony
Duncan Foley (New School), “The endowment effect and entropy-constrained behavior
John Roemer (Yale), “What is Socialism?”
2:30 PM Break
3:00 PM Panel 3:  Preferences (Moderator: Katie Baird)
Jung-Kyoo Choi (Kyungpook National University), “Beliefs Matter in the Prisoners’ Dilemma Game: Revisiting Economists’ Free-Riding
Christina Fong (Carnegie Mellon), “Redistributive Politics with Target-Specific Beliefs
Daniele Girardi (UM Amherst) “Does Economics Make You Selfish?” (Co-authored with Sai Madhurika Mamunuru, Simon Halliday, Samuel Bowles)
Sung-Ha Hwang (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology), “Incentives, Socialization, and Civic Preferences
4:30 PM Closing remarks and discussion
Samuel Bowles  (Santa Fe Institute, UM Amherst, University of Siena, CORE) and Herbert Gintis (Santa Fe Institute, Central European University)

Registration:
Register for the conference here. Please direct all questions to econ-per@columbia.edu.

This conference is sponsored by Columbia University’s Program for Economic Research (PER), the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISERP), and the Center for Development Economics Policy (CDEP).

Details

Start:
Friday, October 4, 2019
End:
Saturday, October 5, 2019
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Venue

1501 International Affairs Building
420 W 118th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)
Mail Code 3308  
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027
Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)

Mail Code 3308

420 West 118th Street

New York, NY 10027

Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.