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Lecture | May 2016

Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crisis

Lecture by Anwar Shaikh, The New School for Social Research

Presented by the Bard College Economics Program and the Levy Economics Institute

Levy Economics Institute
Blithewood, Bard College

May 9, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

One of the world’s leading heterodox economists, Anwar Shaikh is professor of economics at The New School for Social Research and an associate editor of the Cambridge Journal of Economics. From 2000 to 2005 he was a senior scholar and member of the Macro Modeling Team at the Levy Economics Institute. He has written widely on international trade, finance theory, political economy, econophysics, US macroeconomic policy, the welfare state, growth theory, inflation theory, crisis theory, national and global inequality, and past and current global economic crises. His most recent book, Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises (Oxford University Press, 2016), takes a unique approach in developing an economic analysis of modern capitalism without any reliance on conventional assumptions of either perfect or imperfect competition, and offers an alternative framework for understanding modern economies.

Shaikh’s intellectual biography is included in the most recent edition of Eminent Economists II (Cambridge University Press, 2014), a compendium of essays on the personal philosophies and theoretical approaches of influential living economists. (The bio is available for download here.)

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