Celebrating the Life and Work of Jim Crotty

Celebrating the Life and Work of Jim Crotty

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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 22—virtual (in-person registration is closed)
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. 

Invited speakers include:

  • Ray Boddy | San Diego State University 
  • Gary Dymski | Leeds University Business School
  • Gerald Epstein | PERI; UMass Amherst
  • 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

Saturday, September 23-In person only - registration is closed

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


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Meeting ID: 940 1089 8886
Passcode: Crotty


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

For more information, email Nicole Dunham:.

Event Information

Event Start Date & Time September 22, 2023 9:00 am
Event End Date & Time September 23, 2023


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