Podcast: Jeffrey Sommers on the changing shape of the U.S. economy

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We are pleased to bring you another of the podcasts produced by the Stockholm School of Economics in Rīga in which LSM editor Mike Collier talks to guests who are experts in a particular field, from CEOs and artists to media strategists and researchers.

This time the guest is Professor Jeffrey Sommers, who has studied the US economy and society for decades. In this interview he explains how 50 years of change have led to recent unrest and current problems in the US, both economically and politically. Has 'neoliberalism' failed?

Jeffrey Sommers is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Senior Fellow at UWM's Institute of World Affairs and visiting professor at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. He has held three US State Department Fulbright Awards (and two extensions).

Additionally, he has served as an invited specialist for a State Department new Ambassador training in Washington, DC. His academic research centers on global capital accumulation, political economy of Africa’s (and its Diaspora) accelerated integration into new networks of accumulation. Other areas investigated are development studies, developmental states, international political economy and hegemonic transitions.

In addition to his academic work, he has been published in outlets such as the Financial Times, The New York Times, The World Financial Review, The Guardian, The Nation, Social Europe, Project Syndicate and others.

The audio version of the podcast "Person of Interest" is also available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
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