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Economics - Association For Institutional Thought

Sunday. 31 March, 2024 - Saturday. 06 April, 2024
Week 14
Wednesday. 03 April, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

WSSA Welcoming Reception

Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes

Thursday. 04 April, 2024
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

AFIT-01 Roundtable - Oral history: Stories and Remembrances of Institutionalists

Chula Vista

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Chairperson: Benjamin Wilson, SUNY Cortland

 

Oral history: Stories and Remembrances of Institutionalists
   - James I. Sturgeon, University of Missouri-Kansas City

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

URPE-01 (AFIT) Social Reproduction in Post-Pandemic Capitalism

Frio

Coordinator: Geoffrey Schneider
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Affiliation: Bucknell University

 

Moderator: Yavuz Yasar, University of Denver

 

A Critical Review of Crises in Social Reproduction
    - Samantha Sterba, University of Redlands
How can in the Crisis the Basic Income Act as a Trigger of Self-Organisation for a New Community Resilience?
    - Mu-Jeong Kho, University College London
Social Policy and Social Reproduction 
    - Yavuz Yasar, University of Denver
The material conditions of a crisis of social reproduction or a crisis of care: an investigation into the data
    - Hannah Archambault, Fresno State
An Indian Green Deal: Greening Our Way Out of the Pandemic
    - Shouvik Chakraborty, Research Assistant Professor Political Economy Research Institute

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

AFIT-02 Theory and Power

Chula Vista

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Moderator:

 

Reviving the Spirit of the Civilian Conservation Corps: The Case for a Job Guarantee Program in Today's Polycrisis.
   - B. Oakley McCoy, University of New England

Interrogating Theories of Power within Original Institutionalist Thought
   - Jacob Powell, Bucknell University

A Miracle Under Siege: Economic Surplus and China’s “Period of Strategic Opportunity
   - David Brennan, URPE
   - Han Cheng,

Is Neo-fascism Inevitable?
   - Thomas E. Lambert, University of Louisville

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

AFIT-08 Roundtable - "Hinton: A Novel of Murder, International Intrigue, and Oil" by Jim Peach

Chula Vista

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Chairperson: Erik Dean, Portland Community College

 

Hinton: A Novel of Murder, International Intrigue, and Oil" by Jim Peach
   - Erik Dean, Portland Community College
   - Jim Sturgeon, University of Missouri - Kansas City
   - Glen Atkinson, University of Nevada, Reno
   - Jim Peach, New Mexico State University

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

AFIT-03 Theorizing and Organizing Work

Chula Vista

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Moderator: 

 

Reviving the Spirit of the Civilian Conservation Corps: The Case for a Job Guarantee Program in Today's Polycrisis.
   - B. Oakley McCoy, University of New England

Women’s Work and Networks: A Case Study on Women Belonging to or Entering into Specific Occupations in Kolkata, India
   - Srimanjori Guha, Centre For Development Studies, Kerala, India

Made in India: A theoretical discussion of artisanal production in India
   - Satyaki Dasgupta, Colorado State University

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

URPE-02 (AFIT) Roundtable - Theorizing Change in a Time of Crises: Radical vs. Incremental Institutionalism

Frio

Coordinator: Geoffrey Schneider
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Affiliation: Bucknell University

 

Moderator: Geoffrey Schneider, Bucknell University

 

Theorizing Change in a Time of Crises: Radical vs. Incremental Institutionalism
    - Geoffrey Schneider, Bucknell University
    - Jacob Powell, Bucknell University
    - William Waller, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    - Barbara Hopkins, Wright State University
    - Jim Sturgeon, University of Missouri Kansas City
    - Anna Klimina, University of Saskatchewan

2:45 PM - 4:05 PM

AFIT-09 Roundtable - Panel Discussion on the New Figart-Mutari Intro Econ Textbook with Economics and Social Work Educators

Guadalupe

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Chairperson: Kevin W Capehart, Fresno State

 

Panel Discussion on the New Figart-Mutari Intro Econ Textbook with Economics and Social Work Educators
   - Kevin W Capehart, Fresno State
   - Abhilasha Srivastava, Fresno State Department of Economics
   - Reuben Addo, Fresno State Department of Social Work Education
   - Gyanesh Lama, Fresno State Department of Social Work Education

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

URPE-03 (AFIT) Pluralist Pedagogy in Contemporary Classrooms

Frio

Coordinator: Geoffrey Schneider
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Affiliation: Bucknell University

 

Moderator: Geoffrey Schneider, Bucknell University

 

Teaching Heterodox Economics via Positive, Paradigmatic, Problem-Based Pluralism
    - Geoffrey Schneider, Bucknell University
Backwards Design, Economics Education for Sustainable Development, and Compulsive Shifts
    - Kevin W Capehart, California State University, Fresno
    - Abhilasha Srivastava, California State University, Fresno
    - Hannah Archambault, California State University, Fresno
Recent Developments in College Textbooks
    - Erik Dean, Portland Community College

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday. 05 April, 2024
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

WSSA Breakfast & Give Back

Garden Terrace

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

AFIT-04 Money, Finance and Healthcare

Directors

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Moderator:

 

On the Financial Instability Hypothesis and its Global Implications post-Covid19
   - Barkin Cihanli, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Sovereign Financing of the Community Health Worker Program in Kenya
   - Brandon Istenes, Levy Economics Institute at Bard College

Eliminating the cash-nexus in the patient-doctor transaction in the USA"
   - Robert J Kemp, KempHE

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

AFIT-10 Roundtable - Special Topics in Social Economics (sponsored by the ASE)

Guadalupe

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Chairperson: Rojhat Avsar, Columbia College Chicago

 

Special Topics in Social Economics (sponsored by the ASE)
   - Rojhat Avsar, Columbia College Chicago
   - Sheena Yoon, University of Utah
   - Swayamsiddha Sarangi, University of Utah
   - Patrick Hallan, University of Utah
   - Yazgi Genc, University of Utah
   - Kabeer Bora, University of Utah

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

AFIT-06 Technology, Work, and Development

Blanco

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Moderator:

 

The Singularity’s Proximate-Ultimate Convergence: Artificial Intelligence and Labor Markets
   - Larry Wigger, Association for Institutional Thought

E-Waste, Cyclical Economy and Economic Development
   - John Marangos, University of Missouri – Kansas City, Critical Materials Crossroads and Department of Economics, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Nothing New Under the Capitalist Sun: Hyper-Exploitation in the Behaviorist Digital Age
   - Raphael Sassower, AFIT

Refining Veblen to Improve the Predictive Effect in an Industrial Economy
   - Tom Stark, Permian Basin Industrial Services LLC

11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

WSSA President's Luncheon

Garden Terrace

This is a ticketed event.

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

AFIT-11 Economic Systems and Sociopolitical Dynamics: Critical Perspectives on Debt, Development and Diplomacy

Guadalupe

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Moderator: 

 

Inflation: Theory and Methods in Measurement
   - Samuel Stockman, University of Missouri Kansas City

Is France-Africa Relations a new form of Colonization?
   - Seibou Ilanda, University Of Missouri KC

On the Punitive Nature of Student “Loan” Debt.
   - Michael Schmidt, University of Missouri Kansas City
   - Sean Eagan, University of Missouri Kansas City

MMT: How to Pay for Economic Development
   - Barkin Cihanli, University of Missouri-Kansas City

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

RAS-03 San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm Fieldtrip

Field Trip to the San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm at Mission San Juan


Please join us for an amazing local experience on Friday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Sign up at the Registration Desk by 1:00 p.m. to guarantee a spot on this local trip.

 

 

The San Antonio Food Bank’s farm at Mission San Juan is actually on a National Park site. All of the San Antonio Missions, besides the Alamo, are run by the National Park System, and ours is an unusual land use agreement where we’re able to cultivate on some of its land. When the Spanish colonists arrived and established the missions almost 300 years ago, they started farming that land using acequias, which were diversion ditches inspired by Roman and Moorish irrigation techniques. We continue the same tradition by farming this land, where a portion is irrigated using the historic methods of the Spanish and the indigenous. We also focus on cultivating more drought tolerant crops that can withstand rising temperatures. What food we grow ends up going to the community in South Texas that needs it through our Food Bank distribution programs.

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

WSSA Business Meeting

Frio

Attendees

WSSA Executive Council

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

AFIT-07 Money Creation, Development and Investment Decisions

Chula Vista Boardroom

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Moderator: 

 

Post Colonialism, Emerging International Financial Systems and Monetary Sovereignty: The Abolition of the CFA Franc
   - Karol Gil-Vasquez, Nichols College/Boston University

Rethinking Herd Behavior in Financial Markets with Keynes
   - Hyuna Kim, University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)

Michal Kalecki: Lessons for Less-developed Economies on Financing Capital Formation
   - Klimina Anna, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

The Money Hierarchy and the The Monetary Circuit: Endogenous Money and Shadow Insitutions
   - Nitin Nair, University of Leeds

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

AFIT - Keynote Speaker Dr. James Galbraith

Pecos

Dr. James K. Galbraith, Ph.D.

 

Inflation, Sanctions, Demography: Some practical applications of evolutionary and institutional economics.

 

Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government
University of Texas at Austin
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

 

Click Here for Dr. Galbraith's Bio

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A Facebook Concert

Presidential Suite

Coordinator: Lisa Ossian
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Affiliation: Indian Hills Community College

 

The Kinkaider's Song:  A Homesteader Ballad from the Nebraska Sandhills

 

   - Tom Isern, North Dakota State University

 

The family of prairie folksong tracing lineage to the gospel hymn, “Beulah Land,” is prolific. “Beulah Land” is about a place, the blissful afterlife. Prairie singers borrowed its melody and motifs to localize them to their own places on the plains, sometimes as joyful paeans to a bountiful country, other times as sardonic commentaries on a hard land. “The Kinkaider’s Song” is exceptional in that it is traceable to a particular time and place: the Kinkaider picnic of 16 August 1911, a gathering of homesteaders at the Will Davis grove, a seven-year-old tree claim near Anselmo, in northern Custer County, Nebraska. Fourteen-year-old Matilda Matthews was there and wrote for a regional newspaper, the Atkinson Graphic, “We composed a song, ‘The Kinkaider’s Song,’ and sang it.” The song resounding through the Davis grove in 1911 arose from the historical circumstances of the Kinkaid Act of 1904, which allowed homesteads of a full section, 640 acres, rather than a quarter-section, 160 acres. Its sponsor and heroic proponent, Congressman Moses P. Kinkaid, was present when the Kinkaiders sang their anthem in his honor. From there the song passed into oral tradition and the mysterious canon of Great Plains balladry. Recently discovered, the original text and circumstances of “The Kinkaider’s Song” illustrate the capacity of digitized source materials to move ballads previously anonymous into the realm of known authorship and context--an important development in the interpretation of Great Plains folksong.

Saturday. 06 April, 2024
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

AFIT-12 Perspectives on Industry Structures

Blanco

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Moderator:

 

Are Capitalist System of Sports Truly Self-Organising?
   - Mu-Jeong Kho, University College London

Permanency of Business Manufacturing Conglomerates in Colombia during 1991-2022: An applied model of the Veblenian heterodox theory of the firm
   - Jairo Parada, Universidad del Norte and Universidad Nacional-Manizales
   - Luis Rosado, Universidad Nacional-Manizales

The Epidemiologic Imperative: Limiting Opportunism and Exploitation in The Delivery of Pharmaceuticals in the USA
   - Robert J Kemp, KempHE

The Neo-Polanyian Critique of Environmental Economics: Limits and Possibilities
   - Marc Triller, The New School For Social Research

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

AFIT-05 Mandates, Budgets, and Codes

Blanco

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Moderator:

 

External Code Violations as a Weapon for Neighborhood Change
   - Ely Fair, Knox College

Neoliberal Fascism?: Power or Money in Higher Education Reform
   - Barbara Hopkins, Wright State University

Opposing What You Want: Rational Hard-lining when the Slope is Slippery
   - Zachary Schaller, Colorado State University

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

AFIT-13 Panel Discussion on Daphne Greenwood’s Work, Pay, and Sustainability: A New Economics of Labor

Blanco

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Chairperson: Jack Reardon, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

 

Moderator: Daphne Greenwood, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Panel Discussion on Daphne Greenwood’s Work, Pay, and Sustainability: A New Economics of Labor
   - Daphne Greenwood, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
   - Kevin Capehart, California State university Fresno
   - Paula Cole, University of Denver
   - Liudmila Malyshava, Skidmore College
   - Zachary Schaller, Colorado State University

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WSSA President’s Reception

Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes