Economics of Race

Investigating race as a driver of economic destiny.

The Political Economy of Mass Incarceration: An Analytical Model

This paper presents a model of mass incarceration in the United States, which has the largest proportion of its population imprisoned among advanced countries. Read more

Why Economic Analysis Can’t Ignore Racial Categories

What Donald Trump does well, Professor john a. powell explains, is link economic concerns with ontological and racial concerns among his voters. Many economists and social justice activists, by contrast, try to reduce racial concerns to economic and class concerns. His presentation demonstrates the centrality, conscious or unconscious, of belonging and ‘otherness’ in comprehending the structures of society. Watch the video