WCED Lecture. Institutions, Property Rights, and Growth: Theory and Evidence from the End of East European Serfdom
Brendan McElroy earned his PhD in government from Harvard in 2020, after receiving his BA in government and Russian studies (2011) and his MA in Russian and East European studies (2013) from Georgetown University. His work examines the complementary processes of state formation and elite transformation in early modern Eastern Europe, with particular emphasis on the genesis of representative institutions, their evolution, and their consequences for state building and economic growth. He is currently preparing a book manuscript under the provisional title "Peasants and Parliaments: Agrarian Reform in Later Eighteenth Century Europe," and will join the University of Toronto Department of Political Science as assistant professor in July, 2022.
This lecture is part of the WCED series on "Capitalism and Democracy." 2022 will mark the 30th anniversary of the publication of Capitalist Development and Democracy (by Dietrich Rueschmeyer et. al. in 1992) and the 80th anniversary of the publication of Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (by Joseph Schumpeter in 1942). It is thus a perfect occasion to think anew about how capitalism and democracy interact. At WCED we will be hosting a series of events with “Capitalism and Democracy” as our annual theme.
This hybrid event will be presented in person at 1010 Weiser Hall and via Zoom. Register for the live-stream at https://myumi.ch/88l0K
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|Event Type:||Lecture / Discussion|
|Tags:||European, History, International, Politics|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, International Institute, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia|
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