News / Events

News / Events


Spring 2018

Economic Justice Speaker Series 

FEBRUARY                                                                                                                                                                            College Students and Social Mobility                                                                                                                                    Gary Roth, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University                                                                                                            Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018   Time: 1:40-2:50 Room: L2.85NB                                                   

MARCH                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Punishment or Forgiveness? Loan Modifications in Private Label Residential Mortgage Backed Securities from 2008-2014                                                                                                                                                                                     Thomas Herndon, Assistant Professor, Bellarmine College                                                                                             Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018   Time: 1:40-2:50 Room: L1.100NB                                                   

Fall 2017

Economic Justice Speaker Series 


Stagnation and Institutional Structures (presentation slides)

David Kotz, Professor, UMass-Amherst and Distinguished Professor, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017   Time: 1:40-2:50 Room: L2.85NB



What's the deal with NAFTA ? Could Trump have a point?

Mathieu Dufour, Associate Professor, Universite du Quebec en Outaouais

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Time: 1:40-2:50 Room: L2.85NB


Cities and Inequality: Austerity Politics after the Fiscal Crisis in NYC

Rick McGahey, Senior Vice President of Programs, Institute for New Economic Thinking

Date: Monday, October 30, 2017 Time: 1:40-2:50 Room: L2.84NB



The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Become the First Revolutionary Abolitionist

Marcus Rediker, Distinguished Professor, University of Pittsburgh and Senior 

Research Fellow at College d’etudes mondiales

Date:  Monday, November 6, 2017 Time: 1:40-2:500 Room: 9.64NB


Fall 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Christian Parenti (New York University),  

Alexander Hamilton's Political Economy, with Suggestions for The Present 

Community Hour (1:40pm to 3:00pm), Room L2.84 


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Cruz Bueno (SUNY New Paltz), 

A Knife Hidden in Roses: Gender Violence in the Dominican Republic

Community Hour (1:40pm to 3:00pm), Room L2.84


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mathieu Dufour (Université du Québec en Outaouais)

Making [Whose?] America Great Again

Community Hour (1:40pm to 3:00pm), Room 9.64


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Darrick Hamilton (New School University)

Post-Racial Rhetoric, the Politics of Personal Responsibility and Economic Consequences

Community Hour (1:40pm to 3:00pm), Room L2.84


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Rhonda Sharpe (Bucknell University)

These Women of Many Nations: Immigration Patterns of Black Women to the United States

Community Hour (1:40pm to 3:00pm), Room 9.64

Spring 2016

May 17, 2016, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Room 630T.  Economics Department End-of-the year party.  Join us for a casual party celebrating our year of hard work, our graduating seniors, our Omicron Delta Epsilon inductees and others.  All Economics students and their guests are welcomed to join us! 

Fall 2015 Schedule

Fall 2015 EJSS Flier


Economic Justice Speaker Series 

Power and Coercion in Labor Markets
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Time: 1:40-2:50 Room: 3317N
Speaker: Suresh Naidu, Assistant Professor of Economics, Columbia University

Financialization and Household Debt
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015 Time: 1:40-2:50 Room: 3317N
Speaker: Sara Bernardo, PhD Candidate, University of Massachusetts at Boston 

Labor Conflict in the US Today and the Chicago Teachers Union
Date: Tuesday October 6, 2015 Time: 1:40-2:50 Room: 3317N
Speaker: Sarah Jaffe, Journalist and Fellow, Nation Institute 

Black Lives, Sadie Alexander, and Liberatory Knowledge
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015 Time: 1:40-2:50 Room: 3317N
Speaker: Nina Banks, Associate Professor of Economics, Bucknell University

The struggle against austerity and the upcoming elections in Spain
Date: Monday, November 9, 2015 Time: 1:40-2:50 Room:3317N
Speaker: Vicente Rubio, Instructor, Fordham University

Worker owned enterprises in New York City
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Time: 1:40-2:50 Room: 3420N
Speaker: Maliha Safri, Associate Professor of Economics, Drew University

Spring 2015 Schedule*

 Economic Justice Speaker Series

Doug Henwood- February 23rd, “USA Today: A Tale of Polarization and Rot”

David Kotz-March 5th, “The Rise and Fall of Neoliberal Capitalism”

Scott Carter-March 18th, “Sraffa 101: An introductory exposition of the Political Economy of Piero Sraffa in light of Archival Evidence (with reflections on method and pedagogy)”

Gerald Friedman- March 19th, “Beyond Obamacare: Healthcare not Health Insurance”

Lenore Palladino- March 26th, “Towards Economic Democracy”

Christine D’Onofrio- April 21st, “Poverty and Policy: New Data from New York City’s Alternative Poverty Measure”

* All events take place in room L2.84 from 1:40-2:40

Omicron Delta Epsilon Induction Ceremony

March 18, 2015.  Induction Ceremony for students in the Honor Society Omicron Delta Epsiolon.  Room L.61.NB.

Fall 2014

 Economic Justice Speaker Series

Sept. 22 (Monday) in room L2.85: Journalist Liza Featherstone on the Political Economy of Public Education.

Oct. 6 (Monday) in room L2.85: Political scientist Manuel S. Almeida on the latest Socio-Economic Situation of Puerto Rico.

Oct. 23 (Thursday) in room L2.85: Economist Jessica Gordon Nembhard, on her latest book “Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Thought and Practice” (2014).                                                                        

Nov 19 (Wednesday) in room L2.85: Dialogue between Marxist and Post-Keynesian schools of thought, with Paul Cooney (Universidade Federal do Para-Brazil) and Matías Vernengo (Bucknell University). This event is co-sponsored by the Union of Radical Political Economists.  Julio Huato of St. Francis College will moderate the event. Click here for more information.



Spring 2014 

March 12, 2014. Economics Justice Series.  Stanley Aronowitz, "Working for an Economy, By the People, for the People."  Click here for more information. 

February 5, 2014. The Economics Department is now accepting application for the Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society.  Please contact the department for more information.

 Fall 2013

November 26, 2013. Economics Justice Series: Talk by Cha from Susterra Partners.  Click here for more information.

September 17, 2013. Welcome Event. A special event to welcome all Economics Majors and Minors, and students interested in economics. Click here

Spring 2013

The Economics Department is now accepting application for the Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society.  Please contact the department for more information.

Fall 2012

October 3, 2012. Welcome Event. A special event to welcome all Economics Majors and Minors, and students interested in economics. Click here

September 27, 2012. Democracy at Work. Discussion and Book-signing by Rick D. Wolff. Click here for more information.

Spring 2012

April 26, 2012. Lessons from the Black Liberation Struggle for the Occupy Movement. Click here

March 19, 2012. Alternatives to Capitalism Panel. Click here for more information.

March 26, 2012. Omicron Delta Epsilon Induction Ceremony

 Fall 2011

Welcome Event- Fall 2011 Economics Mix and Mingle. A special event to welcome all Economics Majors and Minors, and students interested in economics. Click here

Spring 2011

The Department of Economics at John Jay College recently held a ceremony to recognize outstanding students by inducting them into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the economics international honor society. Fifteen students were inducted at the March 16, 2011 event.

Spring 2009

With guidance from Professor Piruz Alemi, John Jay students in the economics program made a strong showing at the prestigious Eastern Economics Association Annual Conference held on February 28 through March 1, 2009 in New York City. Authored by our students, five papers were presented that directly relate to the country's current economic crisis:

Paper #1
Globalization of U.S. Financial Crisis
Margaret Colbert

Paper #2
U.S. Stock Market Crashes & Limitations of SEC Regulation
Michael Goodwin, D. Jaikaran, Joshua Fernandez, Jihye Kang

Paper #3
Internationalization of the Security Markets' Regulations
Joanna Mercedes, Lizbeth McKeever, Richard Kowalczyk

Paper #4
Insider Trading & Securities Act of 1933-34
Patrick Tiangco, Haseeb Syed, Alonso Smith, Tanisha Matthews

Paper #5
All About Insider Trading
Valerie Nova, Sherry Paredes, Steve Paredes, Marta Pawelic,
Creaig Pierre, Cagney Ramos, Hurasho Smith