Vatter Memorial Lecture
The Vatter Memorial Lecture was established in 2006 to honor PSU Professor of Economics Harold Goodhue Vatter. Vatter was a pioneer of New Economic History. By integrating economic theory with history, Vatter achieved a level of thinking on par with the greats. He taught at several universities, including the University of Chicago and Oregon State University, before coming to Portland State University in 1965. He passed away September 8, 2000 at the age of 89.
Friday, May 10, 2013 Nancy Folbre
"Localism in the Age of Globalism"
Portland City Club Friday Forum, The Governor Hotel, 614 S.W. 11th Avenue, Portland, OR
Free Tickets available for PSU Students and Faculty on a Limited Basis!
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Even as many aspects of the economy become more globalized, emerging community economic development strategies emphasize support for small businesses, "buy local" campaigns, promotion of worker and consumer cooperatives and labor sharing systems such as time banks. Can these strategies have a significant impact? What can we learn from "best practices" in communities across the country?
ABOUT: Nancy Folbre is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a 1998 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and a regular contributor to the New York Times Economix blog. Her most recent edited book, published by the Russell Sage Foundation, is entitled For Love and Money: Care Provision in the U.S. She has published numerous books and articles analyzing the importance of family and community work and its contributions to economic development.
- 2012 Gavin Wright, "The Civil Rights Revolution in the South: Who Won, Who Lost?"
- 2010 Peter Lindert, "Who Paid for Your Education? Who Should?"
- 2009 Jagdish Bhagwati, "Trade Policy at Risk: How President Obama Should Confront Protectionism."
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- 2008 Douglass C. North, "The Natural State or Why Economic Development is so Difficult to Achieve."
- 2007 L. Randall Wray, "Demand Constraints, Secular Stagnation, and Big Government: The Contributions of Harold G. Vatter."