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Teresa Ghilarducci on the Precarity of American Retirees

Heilbroner Center colleague, SCEPA researcher, and NSSR Economics Professor Teresa Ghilarducci has been cited in a variety of news outlets over the past few months. Among other forces, Ghilarducci highlighted the strength of the GOP, arguing “The Republicans are correct that the current tax treatment of 401(k)s and IRAs breaks disproportionately help the well off,” says […]

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Sociology Professor Rachel Sherman explains “why wealthy women are doomed to be miserable.”

New School for Social Research Sociology Professor and former Heilbroner Center Faculty Fellow Rachel Sherman recently wrote a piece for Quartz on why wealthy women are doomed to be miserable. Sherma’s article looks at women “in their late 30s or 40s, with children at home. Nearly all were married to men working in finance who brought home […]

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NSSR and Parsons Faculty Awarded $225,000 Sawyer Seminar Grant From Andrew W. Mellon Foundations

Congratulations to our colleagues at NSSR and Parsons, who were recently awarded a $225,000 Sawyer Seminar Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation! Among other faculty members, Heilbroner Faculty Fellow Victoria Hattam will help design a seminar series on “Imaginative Mobilities” that will reframe the debate on the nature, purpose, and future of borders. “If we […]

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Feminism, Capitalism, and Critique: A book excerpt from Banu Bargu and Chiara Bottici

New School Professors Banu Bargu (Politics) and Chiara Bottici (Philosophy) recently teamed up to co-edit a collection of essays inspired by the work of the legendary Nancy Fraser. Below, please find an excerpt from the book. To read the whole passage, please visit Public Seminar. To purchase the book, please visit Springer Press.  “Since the […]

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Co-Director Julia Ott Published in Washington Post; “It’s not Wall Street that needs to be unleashed – it’s government.”

Professor Julia Ott, co-director of the Heilbroner Center, was recently published in the Washington Post, arguing that “private-sector finance — Wall Street — has historically played a relatively minor role in funding innovation compared with the public sector and with internal reinvestment by large corporations….Democrats need to ignore [such] tiresome canards and rededicate themselves to […]

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Graduate Fellow Ibrahim Shikaki: The Political Economy of Prolonged Occupation in Palestine

Over the summer, Heilbroner Center graduate fellow Ibrahim Shikaki was asked to write a report on the long term effects of occupation on the political economy of Palestine by the Association of International Development Agencies in Palestine. The forthcoming report discusses the structural transformation of the economy, and sheds light on conflict from an International Humanitarian […]

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Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis: “GOP Tax Plan Ignores Regressive Retirement Tax Breaks”

The New School’s Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) has released new analysis of retirement savings in the United States and their relationship to the proposed 2017 GOP tax plan. According to SCEPA, the current system of retirement tax breaks are “are highly regressive, giving 66% of the benefits to those in the top […]

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Book Launch: Feminism, Capitalism, and Critique: Essays in honor of Nancy Fraser

Please join the Heilbroner Center for Captialism Studies in celebrating the launch of Banu Bargu and Chiara Bottici’s new book, Feminism, Capitalism, and Critique: Essays in Honor of Nancy Fraser. The launch will take place Wednesday, October 4th at 7:00 PM in the Klein Conference Room, 66 W. 12th Street, room 510. There will also be […]

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Professor Willi Semmler and Former Fellow Damien Parker Published in New Book on Inequality and Finance From Springer Press

Congratulations to former Heilbroner student fellow Damien Parker and current New School economics professor Willi Semmler on their forthcoming publication from Springer Press. The team’s essay, “Asset Accumulation with Heterogeneous Households: The Rise of Wealth Disparity,” is being published in Springer’s new book, Inequality and Finance in Macrodynamics. Both the book and paper are available for […]

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October 6th and 7th: Global Histories of Capital Conference

Please join the New School and New York University for this year’s Global Histories of Capital Conference. This year’s theme is “Global Histories of Capitalism: New Perspectives on the Global South”, and features such speakers as the Heilbroner Center’s own Julia Ott, alongside others from New York University, The New School, and elsewhere. The keynote […]

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