The Reimagining the Economy project will be hosting a range of events in Fall '2024, on topics such as immigration, technology, the precariousness of work, and narratives about neoliberalism. Registration details will be available in early Fall. 

  • The Truth about Immigration | Book Talk with Exequiel Hernandez

    Thursday, September 26, 2024

    Wharton professor Zeke Hernandez will be in conversation with Professor Gordon Hanson about his nearly 20 years of research on the big questions about immigration. Hernandez's research has culminated in a new book which combines moving personal stories with rigorous research to offer an accessible, apolitical, and evidence-based look at how newcomers affect our local communities and our nation. You'll learn about the overlooked impact of immigrants on investment and job creation; realize how much we take for granted the novel technologies, products, and businesses newcomers create; get the facts straight about perennial concerns like jobs, crime, and undocumented immigrants; and gain new perspectives on misunderstood issues such as the border, taxes, and assimilation.

  • Economics and Beyond, with Daron Acemoglu and Amy Kapczynski

    Wednesday, October 9, 2024

    In our annual "Economics and Beyond" series, our goal is to broaden the conversation beyond conventional economic thinking. This series puts economists in conversation with  social and organizational theorists to identify the inequality-perpetuating features of existing institutions, interpret successful institutional arrangements, and develop alternative institutional trajectories for the future. This year, we'll have Professors Daron Acemoglu and Amy Kapczynski in conversation with Dani Rodrik. Acemoglu is an Institute Professor at MIT and an elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society, the British Academy of Sciences, the Turkish Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, the European Economic Association, and the Society of Labor Economists. Kapczynski is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School, Faculty Co-Director of the Law and Political Economy Project, cofounder of the Law and Political Economy blog, and Faculty Co-Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership.


  • NEOLIBERALISM IN THE NOVEL: A conversation with novelist Adelle Waldman

    Wednesday, October 16, 2024

    In her new novel Help Wanted, Adelle Waldman brings her unparalleled wit and astute social observation to the world of modern, low-wage work. A humane and darkly comic workplace caper that shines a light on the odds low-wage workers are up against in today‚Äôs economy, Help Wanted astutely observes a region in economic decline. A Guardian review notes, "the most impressive thing about Help Wanted is that Waldman manages, in telling her small story, to describe not just the American economic prison but the global one." In this conversation with Reimagining the Economy co-founder Rohan Sandhu, Waldman will discuss her writing process, the multidimensional nature of economic distress in the U.S., and telling stories about neoliberalism and the failures of elite governance.