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  • Anwar Shaikh

    Professor of Economics

    Office Location:

    Albert and Vera List Academic Center

    Profile:

    Anwar Shaikh is Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. He is an Associate Editor of the Cambridge Journal of Economics, and was a Senior Scholar and member of the Macro Modeling Team at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College from 2000-2005. In 2014 he was awarded the NordSud International Prize for Literature and Science from Italy’s Fondazione Pescarabruzzo. His intellectual biography appears in the most recent edition of the book Eminent Economists II published by Cambridge University Press (2014) along with similar essays from thirty prominent economists including seven current Nobel Prize Laureates.

    His most recent book is Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises (Oxford University Press, 2016). His other books include Globalization and the Myths of Free Trade (2007, Routledge) and Measuring the Wealth of Nations: The Political Economy of National Accounts (with E. Ahmet Tonak, 1996, Cambridge University Press). He has written on international trade, finance theory, political economy, econophysics, U.S. macroeconomic policy, the welfare state, growth theory, inflation theory, crisis theory, national and global inequality, and past and current global economic crises.

    View Anwar Shaikh's Personal Webpage.

    Degrees Held:

    PhD 1973, Columbia University

    Recent Publications:

    Books

    Selected Recent Articles

    • "Race, gender and the econophysics of income distribution in the USA", with Nikolaos Papanikolaou and Noe  Wiener, Physica A 415 (2014) 54–60
    • "On the role of reflexivity in economic analysis", Journal of Economic Methodology, 20:4, 439-445
    • "Wages, Unemployment and Social Structure: A New Phillips Curve", Global and Local Economic Review, Vol. 17 No. 2 (2013)
    • "Explaining Long Term Exchange Rate Behavior in the United States and Japan" (2012), co-authored with Rania Antonopoulos in Alternative Theories of Competition: Challenges to the Orthodoxy, Jamee Moudud, Cyrus Bina and Patrick L. Mason (eds.), Routledge, Abingdon (2013)
    • “Competition Matters: China's Exchange Rate and Balance of Trade”, The Forum (Summer 2012)
    • "The First Great Depression of the 21st Century", Socialist Register (Fall 2010)

    Research Interests:

    Credit and inflation; US stock market; exchange rates; nonlinear dynamic models of growth and cycles; international comparisons of the welfare state.

    Awards and Honors:

    NordSud International Prize for Literature and Science

    Current Courses:

    Economics of Crisis &Austerity

    Classical Macrodynamics

    Advanced Political Economy 2

    Classical Theory of Price

    Independent Study (Open Campus)

    Mentored Research (Open Campus)

    Economics Department Seminars

    Directed Dissertation Study (Open Campus)

    Independent Study (Open Campus)

    Ind Senior Project (Open Campus)

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