Rethinking Capitalism (ReCap) Webinar Series

American Capitalism in the Age of Chaos

by Jonathan Levy (University of Chicago)

Wednesday 13 April 2022, 17:00 (CEST) - Online (ZOOM) from the University of Milano-Bicocca

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This talk draws from Ages of American Capitalism: A History of the United States (Random House: 2021), a history of the American economy from the British colonization of North America in the seventeenth century through the Great Recession. It focuses upon the last, post-1980 “Age of Chaos.” It is widely known that capitalism transformed after the industrial crisis decade of the 1970s. How should these changes be characterized, why did they come about, and with what consequences for the U.S. and global economy alike? The talk focuses upon the creation of a post-1980 political economy of “asset price appreciation” in the U.S. and concludes by speculating whether capitalism may be at another turning point today.

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Wednesday 13 April 2022, 17:00 (CEST)


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Online Papers

Amaral-Garcia, S., Dalla Pellegrina, L., & Garoupa, N. (2020). Consensus and Ideology in Courts: An Application to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (Working Paper No. 430). University of Milan Bicocca Department of Economics, Management and Statistics.

Baiardi, D. (2019). Do Sustainable Energy Policies Matter for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions? SSRN Electronic Journal

Baiardi, D., & Morana, C. (2020). Climate Change Awareness: Empirical Evidence for the European Union. SSRN Electronic Journal



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