Economy

Matrix On Point

Recap

Published October 29, 2019

Matrix on Point: Brexit

The end of October 2019 marks the deadline for Brexit ("British Exit"), when the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union. Following a revolt from within his own party, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has failed in his efforts to move ahead without a "backstop" and called a General Election for December 12. What's next for Brexit? And how might Brexit transform political and economic life in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the world? On October 24, three distinguished scholars—Mark Bevir, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for British Studies, Akasemi Newsome, Associate Director of the Institute of European Studies, and Ian Duncan, Florence Green Bixby Chair in the English Department—took on this important topic as part of "Matrix On Point," a new brown-bag series that promotes focused, cross-disciplinary conversations on today’s most pressing contemporary issues.

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Authors Meet Critics

Recap

Published October 15, 2019

The Populist Temptation

Recorded on October 3, 2019, this "Authors Meet Critics" panel centered on Professor Barry Eichengreen's book, The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era.

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Other Events

Recap

Published October 7, 2019

Will It Still Be The Economy, Stupid, In 2020?

Recorded on September 24, 2019, this panel discussion featured distinguished political scientists discussing the role the economy is likely to play in the 2020 elections.

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Economy

Article

Published September 16, 2019

Q&A: Professor Barry Eichengreen

A Q&A with Professor Barry Eichengreen, author of The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era.

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Grants and Opportunities

Published July 30, 2019

Recipients of 2019-2020 Matrix-Sciences Po Collaboration Grants Announced

Teams of scholars from UC Berkeley and Sciences Po, in Paris will receive funding and administrative support for cross-institutional research partnerships.

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Other Events

Recap

Published May 22, 2019

Renovating Democracy

Recorded on May 13, Nathan Gardels and Nicolas Berggruen, co-founders of the Berggruen Institute, came to Social Science Matrix to discuss their new book, Renovating Democracy: Governing in the Age of Globalization and Digital Capitalism.

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Other Events

Recap

Published May 17, 2018

Radical Markets

On May 11, 2018, Matrix hosted a panel discussion featuring E. Glen Weyl and his book, Radical Markets (co-authored with Eric Posner), which introduces provocative ideas on how to use markets to tame monopoly, lessen inequality, and enhance inclusiveness. This event was presented as part of the Social Science Matrix Solidarity Series.

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Matrix Lecture

Recap

Published April 9, 2018

Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom

On March 15, 2018, Social Science Matrix was honored to host Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History at Yale University, for a lecture entitled "Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom," drawing from his recently published book Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World.

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Matrix Lecture

Recap

Published February 6, 2018

Craig Calhoun, “Cosmopolitanism and Belonging”

On January 31, 2018, Craig Calhoun, President of the Berggruen Institute and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics, presented the UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix Distinguished Lecture, "Cosmopolitanism and Belonging."

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Climate

News

Published February 5, 2018

Matrix Hosts Advanced Workshop in Climate Economics

Social Science Matrix was honored to host the Advanced Workshop in Climate Economics, with support from SAGE Publications and Sara Miller McCune.

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Economy

Article

Published December 7, 2017

Changing the Face of Economics

UC Berkeley economics professor Dr. Martha Olney explains the importance of diversity in the field, and why she supports initiatives designed to welcome underrepresented groups to the major.

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Economy

Article

Published November 27, 2017

A Tax to Support ‘Made in the USA’

UC Berkeley economics professor Alan Auerbach works with Washington, D.C. policymakers in his quest for corporate tax reform—including implementing a tax focused on where products are consumed, not where they are produced.

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