March 12, 2019

Bob Williams Presents Paper at Regional Economics Conference


With the generous support of the Faculty Development Committee and the Kenan Faculty Development Funds, Bob presented a paper entitled “Federal Wealth Policy and the Perpetuation of White Supremacy” at the Eastern Economic Association on March 1, 2019, in New York City. This paper examines past and current Federal Government policies that have supported and continue to widen our nation’s racial wealth gaps. The interested reader can see the paper at this link.

The conference included three different sessions, each featuring three different chapters from an upcoming book called, The Political Economy of Racism in the US: Economic Stratification in 'Post-Racial' America. Consequently, Bob had the opportunity to network with the book editors as well as the other chapter authors. From this he gained valuable feedback on his work.

Many thanks to the Faculty Development Committee.