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Talks at CIDE October 22-23: Democracy in crisis?

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I’ll be giving talks at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) on October 22-23, as part of their fortieth anniversary celebrations.  My October 22 talk at CIDE is titled “Democracy in Crisis?”  I’ll draw on recent writing including book reviews and my comment on Francis Fukuyama’s article in Foreign Affairs.  See also my recent oped in the Winnipeg Free Press.

Keynote address at Accountability Network seminar, October 21

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 7.45.15 AMI’ll be delivering a keynote address at the Accountability Network’s international seminar on the design of public policies for accountability and corruption control in Mexico City on October 21, 2014. The working text for my address can be downloaded from SSRN.  The full text has also been published by  Feedback is appreciated.  Here is an October 17 article in Processo magazine about the conference.

Winnipeg Free Press: The attack on openness

Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 6.21.14 AMI”ve published an oped in the Winnipeg Free Press on the pushback against governmental openness.  “Six years have passed since the financial collapse of 2008. We liberated global financial markets to rule themselves, and they let us down. Now we are witnessing one of the perverse results of this collapse: a boom in complaints about the weaknesses of democracy, and the dangers of too much governmental openness.”  Read the oped in the Winnipeg Free Press.  The oped has also been republished by

I’ll be giving a lecture on government openess next week in Mexico City, at the Accountability Network’s international seminar on accountability and corruption control.  The working text for my address can be downloaded from SSRN.

Talk at Brown University’s Taubman Center

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 6.33.28 AMOn October 16, I’ll be giving a talk based on my book The Logic of Discipline at Brown University’s Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions.  Details here.

Chapter in volume on “politics of fiscal squeeze”

when the party is over revised red orange final revision.inddWhen The Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective, has just been published by Oxford University Press.  The volume is edited by Christopher Hood, David Heald, and Rozana Himaz.  I’ve contributed a chapter, “Managing Fiscal Squeeze After the United States’ Panic of 1837.”  Read the British Academy news release.

Interview for Public Radio’s BackStory, on policing in America

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 2.21.07 PMI just completed an interview with Peter Onuf of the University of Virginia for Public Radio’s BackStory, on the development of policing in the United States.  The interview drew on work from America’s First Great Depression and The End of Protest.   Listen to BackStory’s show on policing in America, which aired on September 20.  My interview begins at the fifteen minute mark.  There’s also a segment-by-segment breakdown of the show here (Segment B of show).

CIDE to publish Spanish language edition of Logic of Discipline

LogicOfDisciplineHonored that the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) will publish a Spanish language edition of “The Logic of Discipline” next year.

Fourth Global Conference on Transparency Research

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.13.10 AMI’m pleased to be serving on the Advisory Committee for the Fourth Global Conference on Transparency Research to be held at the Universita della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland, June 4-6, 2015.  Details here.

AFGD to be published in Chinese

WSJ_AFGD_coverSDX Publishing has signed an agreement with Cornell University Press to publish a Chinese translation of America’s First Great Depression in April 2015.

Paper on fiscal rules for Maurer School symposium

Screen Shot 2014-07-09 at 11.45.49 AMI’ll be presenting this paper, No Simple Fix: Fiscal Rules and the Politics of Austerity, at the annual symposium of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies on September 11.  The symposium will be held at the Indiana Maurer School of Law.  More about the journal.


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