CSU, Chico News

Colloquium Will Feature Economist Speaking on ‘What Went Wrong: An Idiosyncratic Perspective on the Economy and Economics’

Date: 11-10-2009

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs

The California State University, Chico College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) Faculty Colloquium this year will honor economist Michael Perelman, author of “The Confiscation of American Prosperity: From Right-Wing Extremism and Economic Ideology to the Next Great Depression” (Palgrave MacMillan, 2007).

The title of Perelman’s talk is “What Went Wrong: An Idiosyncratic Perspective on the Economy and Economics.” In it, he will discuss the path by which he was able to understand the current economic crisis that was about to unfold before it was officially named.

The colloquium, to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, is a yearly event that recognizes a BSS faculty member who has received national attention for his or her scholarship. The event begins with a poster session highlighting faculty scholarship at 5:30 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. Perelman’s keynote presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Perelman teaches economics at California State University, Chico. He has published 19 books, including “The Confiscation of American Prosperity,” “Railroading Economics,” “Manufacturing Discontent,” “The Perverse Economy,” and “The Invention of Capitalism.”

The colloquium is free and open to the community.