2023 CAPE Summer Academy Held at UC Berkeley

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Presented by the Consortium on the American Political Economy (CAPE), the annual CAPE Summer Academy is designed to introduce the APE framework to interested graduate students and junior faculty, facilitate in-depth discussions around several key areas within APE, and create opportunities for participants to share work in progress and get feedback on research designs or proposals.

The 2023 CAPE Summer Academy was held at UC Berkeley between June 12-14. Advanced graduate students (ABD), post-docs, and junior faculty members participated in the conference, which was the fourth-annual summer academy. The workshop included several “core” sessions on the fundamentals of the study of the American political economy (led by senior scholars in the field), followed by more specialized sessions on specific topics.

CAPE has held the Summer Academy each year since 2020. In the past, specialized sections have included:

  • American political institutions and political economy (led by Nathan Kelly, 2022)
  • APE in the international context (led by Mark Schwartz, 2022)
  • Local governance and housing policy (led by Margaret Weir, 2022)
  • Race and the APE (led by Chloe Thurston, 2022)
  • Federalism (led by Jake Grumbach, 2020)
  • Finance and corporate governance (led by Ben Braun, 2020)
  • Local governance and housing policy (led by Margaret Weir, 2021)
  • Labor and the party system (led by Dan Galvin, 2021)
  • Race and social policy (led by Jamila Michener, 2021)
  • Race and the APE (led by Chloe Thurston, 2020)
  • Populism (led by Peter Hall, 2021)
  • Social policy (led by Jane Gingrich, 2020)

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