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  • Mark Setterfield

    Professor; Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Economics

    Office Location:

    Albert and Vera List Academic Center

    Profile:

    Mark Setterfield is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at The New School for Social Research, and is also a member of faculty at Eugene Lang College. He was previously Maloney Family Distinguished Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, and has held visiting positions at the University of Masschusetts, Lowell, CEPREMAP (Paris, France), Downing College (Cambridge, UK), Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada), l'Université de Paris XIII, Sorbonne Paris Cité (Paris, France), and the University of Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil). He is an Associate Member of the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy at Cambridge University, UK, a Senior Research Associate at the International Economic Policy Institute, Laurentian University, Canada, and a Member of the Centre d’Économie de l’Université Paris Nord (CEPN) at l'Université de Paris XIII, Sorbonne Paris Cité (France).

    Concentrations: Macroeconomics, Growth and Distribution, Post-Keynesian Economics.

    Degrees Held:

    PhD 1993, Dalhousie University

    Professional Affiliations:

    Centre d’Économie de l’Université Paris Nord (CEPN), Université Paris XIII, Sorbonne Paris Cité, France

    Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy, Cambridge University, UK

    International Economic Policy Institute, Laurentian University, Canada

     

    Recent Publications:

    Articles and Book Chapters

    “Wage- versus profit-led growth after 25 years: an introduction to the fourth special issue,” Review of Keynesian Economics, 5, 3, 303-6 (2017).

    “Economic growth: conflicting visions,” in R.S. Rycroft (ed.) The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty, 2 Vols., Santa Barbara, CA, Greenwood Press, 116-20 (2017).

    “Wage- versus profit-led growth after 25 years: an introduction to the third special issue,” Review of Keynesian Economics, 5, 2, 143-5 (2017).

    “Household borrowing and the possibility of ‘consumption-driven, profit-led growth’,” Review of Keynesian Economics, 5, 1, 43-60 (2017) (with Yun Kim).

    “Wage- versus profit-led growth after 25 years: an introduction to the second special issue,” Review of Keynesian Economics, 5, 1, 1-3 (2017).

    "Wage- versus profit-led growth after 25 years: an introduction," Review of Keynesian Economics, 4, 4, 367–372 (2016).

    “Expectations and stability in the Kaleckian growth model,” Brazilian Keynesian Review, 2, 1, 11-25 (2016) (with Gilberto Lima).

    “Economic growth and development,” in L.P. Rochon and S. Rossi (eds) An Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Heterodox Approach to Economic Analysis, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 211-33 (2016).

    “Multi-agent systems as a tool for analyzing path-dependent macrodynamics,” Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 38 (September), 25-37 (2016) (with Shyam Gouri Suresh).

    “Heterodox economics, social ontology, and the use of mathematics,” in J. Morgan (ed.) What is Neoclassical Economics? Debating the Origins, Meaning and Significance, London, Routledge, 221-37 (2016).

    “Inequality, debt servicing, and the sustainability of steady-state growth,” Review of Political Economy, 28, 1, 45-63 (2016) (with Yun Kim and Jeremy Rees).

    “Debt servicing, aggregate consumption, and growth,” Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 36 (March), 22-33 (2016) (with Yun Kim).

    “A simple analytical model of the adverse real effects of inflation,” Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 38, 4, 637-65 (2015) (with Eduardo Figueiredo Bastian).

    “Firm performance, macroeconomic conditions, and ‘animal spirits’ in a Post Keynesian model of aggregate fluctuations,” Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 38, 1, 38-63 (2015) (with Shyam Gouri Suresh).

    “Aggregate consumption and debt accumulation: an empirical examination of US household behavior,” Cambridge Journal of Economics, 39, 1, 93-112 (2015) (with Yun Kim and Yuan Mei).

    “Inflation targeting and macroeconomic stability with heterogeneous inflation expectations,” Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 37, 2, 255-79 (2014-15) (with Gilberto Lima and Jaylson da Silveira).

    “The cost channel of monetary transmission and stabilization policy in a Post- Keynesian macrodynamic model,” Review of Political Economy, 26, 2, 258-81 (2014) (with Gilberto Lima).

    “Aggregate structural macroeconomic analysis: a reconsideration and defence,” Cambridge Journal of Economics, 38, 4, 797-815 (2014) (with Shyam Gouri Suresh).

    “Neoclassical growth theory and heterodox growth theory: opportunities for (and obstacles to) greater engagement,” Eastern Economic Journal, 40, 3, 365-86 (2014).

     “A theory of aggregate consumption,” European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention, 11, 1, 31-49 (2014) (with Yun Kim and Yuan Mei).


    Books and Edited Volumes

    After the Great Recession: the Struggle for Economic Recovery and Growth  New York: Cambridge University Press (2013) (with Barry Cynamon and Steven Fazzari).


    Public Scholarship

    “How the Great Moderation became a (contained) depression and what to do about it,” The World Financial Review, March-April, 10-14 (2013) (with Barry Z. Cynamon and Steven M. Fazzari).

    Research Interests:

    Kaldorian growth theory, Kaleckian growth theory, macroeconomic stabilization policy, path dependence in macroeconomics, aggregate wage and price setting behavior, agent-based macroeconomic models, macroeconomic methodology.

    Awards And Honors:

    • Ranked 4th in terms of number of publications, 6th in terms of total citations, and 5th in terms of citations per publication amongst economists at the top 100 US liberal arts colleges, 2009-14 in C. Qian, S.B. Caudill and F.G. Mixon, Jr. (2016) “Engaged in teaching, and scholarship too: economics faculty productivity at national liberal arts colleges,” International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 7, 360-72
    • Appointed Charles A. Dana Research Professor of Economics, Trinity College, 2013-15.
    • Awarded the 2010 Haralambos Simeonides Prize by the Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics (ANPEC) for “Pricing behaviour and the cost-push channel of monetary policy” (Review of Political Economy, 22, 1, 19-40, 2010) (with Gilberto Lima).
    • Ranked 7th in terms of total citations, 14th in terms of quality citations, 4th in terms of total citations per annum and 5th in terms of quality citations per annum amongst Associate Professors of Economics at the top 50 US liberal arts colleges in H. Bodenhorn (2003) “Economic scholarship at elite liberal arts colleges: a citations analysis with rankings,” Journal of Economic Education, Fall, 341-59.

    Current Courses:

    Advanced Macroeconomics 1

    Post-Keynesian Economics

    Computer Language Workshop

    Independent Study (Open Campus)

    Internship (Open Campus)

    Mentored Research (Open Campus)

    Directed Dissertation Study (Open Campus)

    Independent Study (Open Campus)

    Ind Senior Project (Open Campus)

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