In Conversation Series
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In Conversation with Mark Blyth: George Bernard Shaw – Theater, Economics, and Social Justice
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6PM-7PM
At the Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall
3417 Spruce Street at the University of Pennsylvania
Join us as we explore the economic themes of Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession with Brown University professor and political economist Mark Blyth, whose YouTube videos denouncing austerity fiscal policies of the past several years have gone viral. Dr. Blyth is the Eastman Professor of Political Economy at Brown University and the author of several books, including Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century and Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea. Lantern Theater Company Artistic Director Charles McMahon will moderate the conversation, which will be followed by an audience Q&A.
This program is co-sponsored by the Fels Institute of Government and will take place on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mark Blyth is a political economist whose research focuses upon how people cope with uncertainty, how randomness impacts complex systems, particularly economic systems, and why people continue to believe stupid economic ideas despite buckets of evidence to the contrary. He is the Eastman Professor of Political Economy at Brown University and holds a joint appointment from the Watson Institute for International Studies and the Department of Political Science. He previously taught at the Johns Hopkins University as well as being a visiting Professor at Sciences Po (the former Paris Institute d'études politiques), the Copenhagen Business School, and the JFK Institute in Berlin. He did his graduate work at Columbia in New York and his undergraduate work at Strathclyde in Scotland. Dr. Blyth is the author of several books, including Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century, Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, and The Future of the Euro (with Matthias Matthijs). He writes for both academic and popular publications and his talks are viewed frequently on YouTube.
Header Photo: Geneviève Perrier and Charlie DelMarcelle in A Child's Christmas in Wales (2014); Kittson O'Neill, Maxwell Eddy, and Alex Boyle in Arcadia (2014); Damon Bonetti, Daniel Fredrick, and Dave Johnson in The Hound of the Baskervilles (2015); and Kirk Wendell Brown and Peter DeLaurier in The Train Driver (2014). Photos by Mark Garvin.