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Celebrating the Life and Work of Jim Crotty (1938-2023)

Friday, September 22 & Saturday, September 23
Crotty Hall & Gordon Hall, UMass Amherst

To register, go to https://forms.gle/v92vmo8r14ZDY3p88

Jim Crotty was a beloved and revered Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for 40 years and a founding senior researcher at PERI. He was a brilliant and innovative scholar, an extraordinarily generous mentor of graduate students and younger professors, a dedicated teacher of undergraduates, a stalwart progressive activist, as well as a father and grandfather, and a loving husband to Pamela.

To honor and celebrate Professor Crotty's life and legacy, PERI is teaming with the Review of Radical Political Economy (RRPE) and the UMass Amherst Economics Dept. to convene a two-day conference, bringing together colleagues, students, and friends.

Friday, September 22In person and virtual
Morning panels will include presentations from invited speakers whose papers will be featured in a special edition of Review of Radical Political Economy (RRPE). Friday afternoon will be a time for remembering and reminiscing. People will have an opportunity to present remarks about Jim and their own experiences with him as a friend, teacher, and mentor. This will be followed by a public reception. 

Invited speakers include:

  • Ray Boddy | San Diego State University 
  • Gary Dymski | Leeds University Business School
  • Gerald Epstein | PERI; UMass Amherst
  • Armagan Gezici | University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Ilene Grabel | University of Denver; PERI
  • Arjun Jayadev | Azim Premji University; PERI
  • KangKook Lee | Ritsumeikan University
  • Josh Mason | John Jay College, CUNY
  • Michelle Naples | The College of New Jersey
  • Ozgur Orhangazi | Kadir Has University, Istanbul
  • Robert Pollin | PERI; UMass Amherst
  • Ellen Russell | Wilfrid Laurier University

Saturday, September 23-In person only

On Saturday, we will have additional sessions with panels for those who have submitted papers on topics related to Jim’s work. 

Paper Proposals
: If you would like to present a paper on Saturday, please let us know with a title and abstract NO LATER than August 20. This paper presentation option is ONLY available if you are planning to attend the conference IN PERSON.

Conference Registration

Deadline: September 1. It is necessary for you to register for the conference, so we know who and how many people are attending.

To register, go to https://forms.gle/v92vmo8r14ZDY3p88

Breakfast and lunch will be served on-site both days.

The conference is sponsored by PERI, RRPE, and the Department of Economics at UMass Amherst.

To submit papers and/or for more information contact Nicole Dunham:






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