William Milberg

Dean and Professor of Economics

William Milberg is Dean and Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research and Co-Director of the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at The New School.

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Office Address

New School for Social Research
6 East 16th Street, Suite 1027
New York, NY 10003 
Office: (212) 229-5777   


Ph.D.    Rutgers University, Economics (1987)
M.A.    Rutgers University, Economics (1983)
B.A.    University of Pennsylvania, French and Economics (1979)

Current Positions

Dean and Professor of Economics, New School for Social Research (2013-present).

Previous Positions

Professor, Department of Economics, New School for Social Research, 1991-present.

Special Advisor to the Provost on Research, The New School, August 2012–2013.

Research Coordinating Committee, “Capturing the Gains from Globalization,” DFID-funded project, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 2010-2013.

Chair, Department of Economics, The New School, 2009-2012 and 1998-2001.

Advisory Board Member, Oxfam America/Coca-Cola poverty footprint project, 2009-2011.

Instructor, New School Democracy and Diversity Institute, South Africa, 1998-2009.

Program Coordinator, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, 2004-2008.

Chair, Social and Historical Inquiry Concentration, Eugene Lang College, 2003-2005.

Economic Affairs Officer, Global Interdependence Division, UNCTAD, Geneva, 1995.

Resident Research Fellow, Jerome Levy Economics Institute, Bard College, 1993-1994.

Visiting Research Associate, CEPREMAP, Paris, 1990.

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1987-1990.

Instructor of Economics, Drexel University, 1986-1987.

Junior Staff Economist for International Trade, Council of Economic Advisers, 1983-1984.

Assistant Economist, International Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1979-1981.

Teaching Experience

    Undergraduate Courses        

        Microeconomics (Principles and Intermediate)
        Managerial Economics
        International Trade
        Understanding Global Capitalism (joint with Global Studies)
        The Making of Economic Society (First-year seminar)
        The Economics of Innovation in Technology and Design (joint with Parsons School of Design)
        History of Economic Thought

    Graduate Courses

        Historical Foundations of Political Economy I and II
        Contemporary Debates in Trade Policy (International Affairs Program)
        World Political Economy
        Political Economy (joint with Sociology)
        International Trade
        International Finance
        Seminar in Economic Methodology

    Nominated for The New School award for excellence in teaching, 2009 and 2010.



Outsourcing Economics:  Global Value Chains in Capitalist Development, Cambridge University Press, 2013 (with D. Winkler).

The Making of Economic Society, 13th Edition, Prentice-Hall, 2011 (with R. Heilbroner).

The Crisis of Vision in Modern Economic Thought, Cambridge University Press, 1995 (with R. Heilbroner).  French and Spanish editions, 1998.  Japanese edition, with new preface, 2003.

Edited Books and Journal Issues

“Globalization, Growth and Economic Inequality: Varieties of Capitalism in the 21st Century,” Guest co-editor for special issue of International Review of Applied Economics, 2010.

Labor and the Globalization of Production: Causes and Consequences of Industrial Upgrading, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

The Worldly Philosophers at Fifty, Guest editor for special issue of Social Research, Vol. 71, No. 2, Summer 2004.

The Megacorp and Macrodynamics: Essays in Memory of Alfred Eichner, M.E. Sharpe Press, 1992.

Prospects for Canadian - United States Economic Relations Under Free Trade, JAI Press, 1990 (with P. Bartholomew).

Journal Articles

“Implications of the Financial Crisis for Firm Innovation,” Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Vol. 36, No. 2, Winter 2013-14 (with N. Shapiro).

“Methodenstreit 2013: Historical Perspective on the Contemporary Debate Over How to Reform Macroeconomics,” Forum for Social Economics, 2013 (prize for best article in the journal in 2012-2013).

”Bias in the ‘Proportionality Assumption’ Used in the Measurement of Offshoring,” World Economics, Vol. 14, No. 4, October-December 2012 (with D. Winkler).

“Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Production Networks: Problems of Theory and Measurement,” International Labour Review, 2011 (with D. Winkler).

“After T-Bills and T-Shirts: China’s Role in “High” and “Low” Fashion after the Global Economic Crisis,” Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, 2011 (with H. Clark).

“Economic Insecurity in the New Wave of Globalization: Offshoring and the Labor Share Under Varieties of Capitalism,” International Review of Applied Economics, 2010 (with D. Winkler).

“Financialization and the Dynamics of Offshoring,” Cambridge Journal of Economics, March 2010 (with D. Winkler).

“The Taming of Institutions in Economics: The Origins and Methodology of the New New Institutional Economics,” Journal of Institutional Economics, 2009 (with P. Spiegler).

“Why Keynes Matters Today” Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 7, Issue 2, February 2009.

“Shifting Sources and Uses of Profits: Sustaining US Financialization with Global Value Chains,” Economy and Society, Vol. 37, No. 3, August 2008.

“Is the Sky Falling?: Questioning the Conventional Wisdom on the U.S. Trade and Budget Deficits,” Challenge Magazine, Vol. 50, No. 6, November-December 2007.

“The Shifting and Allegorical Rhetoric of “Neoclassical” Economics,” Review of Social Economics, Vol. 65, No. 2, June 2007.

“Developing Countries and the Collapse of the Doha Round”, Challenge Magazine, Vol. 49, No. 6, November-December 2006 (with Yilmaz Akyüz and Robert Wade).

“In Memorium: Robert Heilbroner, 1919-2005,” European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 12, No. 2, June 2005.
“The High Road and the Low Road to International Competitiveness: Extending the Neo-Schumpeterian Model Beyond Technology,” International Review of Applied Economics, April 2005 (with E. Houston).

“The End of Welfare Economics as We Know It:  A Review Essay,” Rethinking Marxism, Vol. 16, No. 4, Winter 2004.

“The Changing Structure of Trade Linked to Global Production Systems: What are the Policy Implications?” International Labour Review, September 2004.

“Deindustrialization and Changes in Manufacturing Trade: Factor Content Calculations for 1978-1995,” Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, 2004 (with D. Kucera).

“The Robert Heilbroner Problem,” Social Research, Vol. 71, No. 2, Summer 2004.

“A Note on Economic Austerity in Science, Morality, and Political Economy,” Social Research, Vol. 80, No. 3, Fall 2013.

“Gender Segregation and Gender Bias in Manufacturing Trade: Revisiting the ‘Wood Asymmetry’” World Development, July 2000 (with D. Kucera).  Reprinted in Feminist Economics of Trade, van Staveren et al., editors, Routledge, 2007.

“Foreign Direct Investment and Development:  Reassessing the Costs and Benefits,” International Monetary and Financial Issues for the 1990’s, Vol. VII, UNCTAD: Geneva, 1999.

“Saving Free Trade From Itself: Overcoming the Obstacles to International Labor Standards,” New Labor Forum, 1997 (with B. Elmslie).

Notes on labor standards, International Labor and Working Class History, Fall 1997.

"Free Trade and Social Dumping: Lessons from the Regulation of  Insterstate Commerce," Challenge Magazine, May-June 1996 (with B. Elmslie).

“The Rhetoric of Policy Relevance in International Economics,” Journal of Economic Methodology, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1996.

"The Productivity Convergence Debate: A Theoretical and Methodological Reconsideration," Cambridge Journal of Economics, March 1996 (with B. Elmslie).

"Market Competition and the Failure of Competitiveness Enhancement Policies in the United States," Journal of Economic Issues, June 1994.

"Objectivism, Relativism and the Importance of Rhetoric for Marxist Economics," Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 26, No. 1, 1994 (with B. Pietrykowski).

"Degree of Monopoly, Pricing and Flexible Exchange Rates," Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Winter 1993-1994 (with P. Arestis).

"Natural Order and Postmodernism in Economic Thought," Social Research, Vol. 60, No. 4, Summer 1993.

"International Trade and the Factor Intensity Uniformity Hypothesis: An Empirical Assessment," Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, September 1992 (with B. Elmslie).

"International Competitiveness and Policy in Dynamic Industries," Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review, No. 180, March 1992 (with P. Gray).

“Structural Change and International Competitiveness in Canada: An Alternative Approach," International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1991.

"Marxism, Poststructuralism and the Discourse of Economics," Rethinking Marxism, Vol. 4, No. 2, Summer 1991.

"Cycle and Trend in the Macrodynamics of Advanced Market Economies," Journal of Economic Issues, June 1990 (with J. Deprez).

"The Power of Ideas and the Impact of One Man: Alfred Eichner, 1937-1987," Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Spring 1989 (with M. Groves and F. Lee).

"Discretionary Profits," Apparel Manufacturer, August 1989 (with P. Gray).

"A Product Line, Life-Cycle Model of Intra-industry Trade," Eastern Economic Journal, October-December 1988.

"The Language of Economics: Deconstructing the Neoclassical Text," Social Concept, Vol. 4, No. 2, June 1988.

Book Chapters

“Industrial Policy in the Era of Vertically Specialized Industrialization,” in Industrial Policy for Economic Development: Lessons from Country Experiences, edited by J. Salazar-Xirinachs and R. Kozul-Wright, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 (with X. Jiang and G. Gereffi).

“Does Industrial Upgrading Lead to Employment and Wage Gains?” Oxford Handbook of Outsourcing and Employment, A. Bardhan et al., Editors, Oxford University Press, 2013.

“Classical and Neoclassical Theories of Offshore Outsourcing,” in M. Trautwein, editor, Macroeconomics and Income Distribution: Essays in Honor of Harald Hageman, 2012 (with D. Winkler).

“Actual and Perceived Effects of Offshoring on Economic Insecurity:  The Role of Labor Market Regimes,” in M. Jansen and M. Bacchetta, editors, Making Globalisation Socially Sustainable: A Joint ILO – WTO Volume, Geneva: WTO, 2011 (with D. Winkler). 

“The Business of Macroeconomic Imbalances:  Comparing Gluts in Savings, Money and Profits” in P. Arestis, editor, Income Distribution and Economic Growth: Essays in Honor of Malcolm Sawyer, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 (with L. Schmitz).

“Trade, Crisis and Recovery: Restructuring of Global Value Chains,” in G. Gereffi et al., editors, Global Value Chains in a Post-Crisis World: A Development Perspective, Washington: The World Bank, 2010 (with D. Winkler).

“The New Social Science Imperialism and the Problem of Knowledge in Contemporary Economics,” in S. Gudeman, editor, Economic Persuasions, Oxford: Berghan, 2009.

“Pricing and Profits Under Globalized Competition: A Post Keynesian Perspective on U.S. Economic Hegemony,” in M. Lavoie et al., editors, Money and Macrodynamics: Alfred Eichner and Post-Keynesian Economics, Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2009.

“Robert Heilbroner,” entry in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, 2008.

“Outsourcing Economics,” in D. Ruccio, editor, Economic Representations: Academic and Everyday, London: Routledge, 2008.

“Dynamic Gains from Services Offshoring:  A Critical View,” in Eva Paus, editor, Global Capitalism Unbound: Winners and Losers from Offshore Outsourcing London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007  (with M. Mahoney, M. Schneider and R. von Arnim).     
“After the “New Economics”—Pragmatist Turn?” in E. Khalil, editor, Dewey, Pragmatism and Economic Methodology, London, Routledge, 2004.

“Globalized Production: Structural Challenges for Developing Country Workers,” in W. Milberg, Editor, Labor and the Globalization of Production: Causes and Consequences of Industrial Upgrading, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

“Globalization,” entry in Elgar Encyclopedia of Post Keynesian Economics, J. King, editor, Edward Elgar publishers, 2003.

"Say’s Law in the Open Economy: Keynes’s Rejection of the Theory of Comparative Advantage,” in Beyond Keynes, S. Dow and J. Hillard, editors, Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar, 2002.

"Skill mismatch, bureaucratic burden, and rising earnings inequality in the US: What do hours and earnings trends by occupation show?." in Power, employment and accumulation: Social structures in economic theory and practice, J. Stanford, L. Taylor, E. Houston, editors, Routledge, 2001 (D. Howell and E. Houston).

“Decentering the Market Metaphor in International Economics,” in Postmodernism, Knowledge and Economics, S. Cullenberg, D. Ruccio and J. Amariglio, editors, Routledge, 2001.

“Demand Shifts and Wage Inequality: A Jobs-Based Assessment of the Conventional Supply and Demand Model,” in Power, Employment and Accumulation, edited by J. Stanford et al., M.E. Sharpe, 2001 (with D. Howell and E. Houston).

“Economic Institutions and the Persistence of Global Inequalities,” in Power, Employment and Accumulation, edited by J. Stanford et al., M.E. Sharpe, 2001.

“Globalization and Its Limits,” in Transnational Corporations and the Global Economy, R. Kozul-Wright and R. Rowthorn, editors, MacMillan, 1998.
“Ideology,” entry in The Handbook of Economic Methodology, J. Davis, W. Hands and U. Maki, editors, Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar, 1998.

“Globalization and International Competitiveness,” in Improving the Global Economy, P. Davidson and J. Kregel, editors, Edward Elgar Publishers, 1997.

"Transnational Corporations and Mexican Autos: Impacts of Sectoral and Macroeconomic Policies," in International Finance in the New World Order, edited by H.P. Gray and S. Richard, Pergamon Press, 1995 (with M. Twomey).

Interview in Conversations with Post Keynesians, J.E. King, St. Martin’s Press, 1995.

"Is Absolute Advantage Passé?: Towards a Post Keynesian/Marxian Theory of International Trade," in Competition, Technology and Money: Classical and Post-Keynesian Perspectives, edited by M. Glick, Edward Elgar Publishers, 1994.

"Technology Gap," entry in The Elgar Companion of Radical Political Economy, edited by P. Arestis and M. Sawyer, Edward Elgar Publishers, 1994.

"The Advantages of Relative Backwardness: An Input-Output Approach," in The Political Economy of Restructuring, edited by I. Rima, Edward Elgar Publishers, 1993 (with B. Elmslie).

"Competition and Cooperation: Creative Destruction in Canadian - United States Economic Relations," in Prospects for Canadian - United States Economic Relations Under Free Trade, edited by W. Milberg and P. Bartholomew, JAI Press, 1990.

“Social Thought and Social Change: Alfred Eichner's Vision of a New Economics," in The Megacorp and Macrodynamics: Essays in Memory of Alfred Eichner, edited by W. Milberg, M.E. Sharpe, 1992.

"Innovation in the Corporate Economy: A Vertically Integrated Approach," in The Megacorp and Macrodynamics: Essays in Memory of Alfred Eichner, edited by W. Milberg, M.E. Sharpe, 1992 (with B. Elmslie).

"Sidney Weintraub," entry in Dictionary of Dissenting Economists, edited by P. Arestis and M. Sawyer, Edward Elgar Publishers, 1991 (with J. Deprez).

"Welfare Measurement for Cost-Benefit Analysis," in Measuring the Efficiency of Public Programs: Costs and Benefits in Vocational Rehabilitation, edited by M. Berkowitz, Temple University Press, 1988.

"Using Better Measures of Disability Status," in Measuring the Efficiency of Public Programs: Costs and Benefits in Vocational Rehabilitation, edited by M. Berkowitz, Temple University Press, 1988 (with D. Dean).

Blog postings, Op-ed and other Popular Articles

Occasional blog postings on http://www.publicseminar.org

“Keynes’s Stimulus, Polanyi’s Moment,” Harvard College Economics Review, Vol. 3, No. 2, Spring 2009.

“Deficit Attention Disorder,” Challenge Magazine, November-December 2008. 

“Global Collective Action and the ‘Development Agenda’,” Challenge Magazine, November-December, 2006.    

“Global Stability Rests on Sharing the Gains,” Financial Times, September 7, 2006 (with J. Kregel).

“From Labor Market Flexibility to International Competitiveness: Capitalism’s Shifting Terrain,” CEPA Newsletter, Vol. 2, 1998.

“Missing the Point on Trade Pacts,” Boston Globe, June 28th, 1996 (with B. Elmslie).

“Three Cheers for a Weak Dollar,” Financial Times, July 6th, 1994 (with W. Godley).

"U.S. Trade Deficit: Recovery's Dark Side?" Challenge Magazine, November-December 1994 (with W. Godley).  

“Turn Off the Lights: Post-Industrial Economy," CEO International, January 1994.

"NAFTA as Sideshow," New School Commentator, January 1994.

Book Reviews 

Challenge Magazine, Eastern Economic Journal, International Labor and Working Class History, Journal of Economic History, Journal of Economic Literature, Review of Radical Political Economy, SUNS (Online Newsletter).

“Trade Theory Dissidents”, review of Bad Samaritans: Rich Nations, Poor Policies, and the Threat to the Developing World by Ha-Joon Chang, The Resistible Rise of Market Fundamentalism: Rethinking Development Policy in an Unbalanced World by Richard Kozul-Wright and Paul Rayment, and How the Rich Countries Got Rich… and Why Poor Countries Remain Poor by Erik S. Reinert, Challenge, Vol. 51, No. 4, July/August 2008.

Working Papers, Background Papers and Policy Briefs

“Industrial Upgrading and Vertical Specialization: A Preliminary Note,” Working Paper No. 8, Capturing the Gains from Globalization, University of Manchester, 2012 (with X. Jiang).

“Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Value Chains:  Evidence on Horticulture, Apparel, Mobile Phones and Tourism,” Working Paper No. 6, Capturing the Gains from Globalization, University of Manchester, 2011 (with T. Bernhardt).

“Testimony to the US International Trade Commission,” December 14th, 2010.

“Trade Crisis and Recovery: Restructuring of Global Value Chains,” Policy Research Working Paper 5294, The World Bank, May 2010 (with D. Winkler).    

“After T-Bills and T-Shirts: China’s Role in “High” and “Low” Fashion after the Global Economic Crisis,” Working Paper 2010-1, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School, April (with H.Clark).

“Global Defeminization? Industrial Upgrading, Occupational Segmentation and Manufacturing Employment in Middle-Income Countries,” Working Paper 2010-1, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School, April (with S. Tejani).
“Errors from the “proportionality assumption” in the measurement of offshoring: Application to German labor demand,” SCEPA Working Paper 2009-12 (with D. Winkler).     Reprinted in Measurement Issues Arising from the Growth of Globalization, published jointly by the W.E. Upjohn Institute and the National Academy of Public Administration, August 2010.

“Economic Crisis, Global Value Chains and the Collapse of Developing Country Exports,” Working Paper prepared under DFID grant, June 2009 (with D. Winkler).

“Dangerous Liaisons? Off-shoring, Insecurity and the Protectionist Threat,” UNDESA Policy Brief Number 12, April 2009 (with R. Kozul-Wright and D. Winkler).

“Measuring Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Production Networks,” paper prepared under DFID grant, September 2008.  Revised as “Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Value Chains: Problems of Theory and Measurement” (with D Schoeller).

“Globalization, Offshoring and Economic Insecurity in Industrialized Countries,” Background Paper, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, New York, September 2008 (with D. Schoeller).

“Export Processing Zones, Industrial Upgrading and Economic Development,” Background paper for ILO governing board discussion on the development impact of EPZs, ILO, Geneva, 2007.

“It’s not the budget deficit, stupid!” in The Promise of Public Investment, SCEPA monograph, 2008. 
“Spurring Growth Dynamics from Services Offshoring,” SCEPA Policy Brief, March 2006 (with M. Mahoney, M. Schneider and R. von Arnim).

“State-Market Relations in a Globalized Economy,” SCEPA Policy Brief, April 2006 (with J. Madrick and M. Mahoney).

“The changing structure of international trade linked to global production systems: what are the policy implications?”  Working Paper No. 33, Geneva: ILO Policy Integration Department, May 2004.

“Trade and Competition Policy,” background paper for Making Global Trade Work for People, New York: UNDP, 2003.

Works in Progress

“Keep Your Eyes on the Ball:  The Dilemma of Globalization,” book manuscript.

“Global Defeminization?  Industrial Upgrading, Sex Segmentation and Manufacturing Employment in Developing Countries” (with S. Tejani).

“Allegories of Ethnic Assimilation in Modern Economic Thought.”

“Trade Policy Implications of Global Value Chains” (with M. Borrowman).

Seminar and Conference Presentations

Seminars on global value chains, World Trade Organization, November 21-22, 2013.

“Towards a Political Economy of Muddling Through,” Conference on Economic Development, University of San Martin, Argentina, October 2013.

“Methodenstreit 2013: Historical Perspective on the Debate Over Reform of Macroeconomics,” Conference on Economic Methodology, University of Buenos Aires, October 2013.

“Industrial Policy when GVCs Matter,” Presentation at Capturing the Gains conference, Duke University, April 2013.

“Implications of the Financial Crisis for Innovation,” conference on “Financing for Innovation,” Ford Foundation, December 6, 2012.

“Trade Policy When GVCs Matter:  What Have We Learned?” Presented at Capturing the Gains Workshop, Buxton, UK, June 2012.

“Financialization of Non-Financial Corporations:  The Role of Offshoring,” presented at Institute for Social Studies, the Hague, Netherlands, May 15th, 2012.

“Industrial Policy in the Era of Vertically-Specialized Industrialization,” presented at ILO-UNCTAD conference on industrial policy, the ILO, Geneva, February 16, 2012. 

“The Minsky Moment: Implications for Firm Innovation,” AFEE panel, ASSA meetings, Chicago, January 2012.

“Actual and Perceived Effects of Offshoring on Economic Insecurity:  The Role of Labor Market Regimes,” Peterson Institute, Washington, D.C., November 2011.

“Outsourcing and Economic Security,” WTO Public Forum, Geneva, June 2011.

“Global Value Chains: Governance and Policy Implications,” Testimony delivered to U.S International Trade Commission, pursuant to Investigation No. 332-325 on “The Economic Effects of Significant U.S. Import Restraints, Seventh Update,” December 16, 2010.

“Recovery of World Trade, Consolidation of Global Value Chains?” World Bank/OECD conference on “Global Value Chains and the Economic Crisis,” Paris, September 2010.  Also presented at the Industry Studies Association conference, Chicago, IL, May 7, 2010, at the World Bank PREM Learning Week seminar, Washington, D.C., April 28, 2010 and New School Economics Department seminar, New York, December 1, 2009.

“Defeminization and International Trade,” presented at World Bank “Brainstorming Workshop on Gender and Trade,” World Bank, Washington, D.C., June 9, 2010.

“Industrial Upgrading and Social Upgrading: The Case for Parsimony,” Workshop on “Capturing the Gains from Globalization,” Agra, India, June 5th, 2010.

“Managing Globalization,” presented at SCEPA conference on “The US Corporation in the Recovery and Beyond,” New York, April 23rd, 2010.

“Measuring Industrial and Social Upgrading,” Capturing the Gains of Globalization Conference, University of Manchester, December 2008.

“Financialization and the Dynamics of Offshoring,” University of Massachusetts, November 2008, Fordham University, November 2008.
“Old Ideas in Modern Times: Is Keynes Obsolete?,” invited panelist, Association for Socio-Economics, San Jose, Costa Rica, June 2008.

“Measuring Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Production Networks,” Association for Socio-Economics, San Jose, Costa Rica, June 2008.

“Offshoring Outsourcing and Financialization,” SCEPA/CEPN conference, Paris, January 2008,  Also presented at ASSA meetings, New Orleans, January, 2008 and Danish Institute for International Studies conference, Copenhagen, June 2007.

“The New Economic Hegemony and the New Hegemony of Economics,” New School ESU conference at the New School, April 2007.

“The demand side in global value chain analysis,” workshop on industrial and social upgrading, Duke University, March 2007.

“Pricing and Profits Under Globalized Competition: A Post Keynesian Perspective on U.S. Economic Hegemony,” URPE session at ASSA meetings, Chicago, January 2007.

“The Digital Economy in The Making of Economic Society,” RSE session at ASSA meetings, Chicago, January 2007.

“Income Distribution and Demand in Global Value Chains,” conference on decent work and globalized production, IILS, ILO, Geneva, December 2006.

“U.S. Offshoring:  Implications for World Trade and Income Distribution,” presented at the Institute for the Study of the Americas conference on “Responding to Globalization in the Americas: The Political Economy of Hemispheric Integration,” London, June 2006.

“Spurring Growth Dynamics from Services Offshoring,” presented at Mt. Holyoke College conference on “Winners and Losers from Globalization,” March 2006 and Princeton University Conference on "New Measures of International Trade,” April 2006.

“The New Social Science Imperialism and the Problem of Knowledge in Contemporary Economics,” conference on Economic Persuasion in Economics and Anthropology, University of Mainz, Germany, June 2005.

“The Economics of U.S. Offshoring: Income Distribution and Organizational Governance,” conference on Globalization and Commodity Chains, Yale University, May 2005.

“Competition for Value Added in Global Commodity Chains,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, September 2004.

“After the New Economics… Pragmatist Turn?” conference on Academic and Everyday Representations of the Economy, University of California-Riverside, March 2004.

“Institutions in the History of Economic Thought,” class lecture in Economic Sociology, Yale University, March 2004.

“Lemon Capitalism:  Endogenous Market Structure in Global Commodity Chains,” Rethinking Marxism Conference, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, November 2003.

“Economic Power in Global Commodity Chains,” conference on Value Chains, Bellagio, April 2003.

“Resolving the Robert Heilbroner Problem,” Eastern Economics Association, New York, February 2003.

“Location, Ownership and the Gains from Globalized Production,” Political Economy Seminar, Columbia University, September 26, 2002.

“The Foreign Sector in Economic Development,” World Commission on the Social Dimensions of Globalization,” ILO, Geneva, September 2002.

“The Gains from Outsourcing: A Value Chain Approach,” University of Massachusetts, April 18, 2002.

“After the “New Economics”—Pragmatist Turn?”, Pragmatism and Postmodernism Conference, Simon’s Rock College, August 2001.

“Capital Account Liberalization: History, Theory, Policy Implications,” University of Guadalajara Summer Institute, June 2001.

“The High Road and the Low Road to International Competitiveness,” Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, September 1999.

“Technological Change, Social Policy and International Competitiveness,” University of California-Riverside, June 1997.

“The Crisis of Vision in Modern Economic Thought,” Trinity College, Hartford, CT., April 1997, and Austrian Economics Colloquium, New York University, October, 1996.

“Social Standards and Export Performance: Extending the Technology Gap Approach Beyond Technology,” Southern Economics Association, Washington, D.C., November 1996.

“Free Trade and Social Dumping: A North American Perspective,” National Economic Development and Labour Council, Johannesburg, South Africa, November 1996.

“Social Standards in International Trade,” Teach-in on Labor Unions, Columbia University, October, 1996.

“Globalization and International Competitiveness,” Post Keynesian Workshop, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, July, 1996.

“Say’s Law in An Open Economy: Keynes’s Rejection of the Law of Comparative Advantage,” University of Leeds, March 1996.

“Free Trade and Social Dumping: Lessons from the Regulation of Interstate Commerce,” ASSA conference, San Francisco, January 1996.

“Globalization and Markets,” WIDER conference on multinational corporations, University of Cambridge, November 1995.

“Decentering the Market Metaphor in International Economics,” Postmodernism, Economics and Knowledge Conference, University of California-Riverside, March 1995.

"Trade Policy as Industrial Policy," ASSA meetings, Boston, MA, January 1994.

"History and Hysteresis:  A Reconsideration of the Productivity Convergence Debate," Post Keynesian Workshop, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, July 1993.

"Is Absolute Advantage Passé?: Keynes and Marx and the Theory of International Trade," Conference on Post Keynesian and Marxian Economics, University of Utah, January, 1993.  Also presented at Levy Institute, January 1993.

"Exchange Rate Pass-Through: A Post Keynesian View," ASSA meetings, New Orleans, January 1992.

"The Advantage of Relative Backwardness in the OECD: An Input-Output Approach," June 1991 Rome conference sponsored jointly by Temple Univ. and the University of Rome. Also presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Economics Association, Pittsburgh, PA, March 1991.

"Testing the Factor Intensity Uniformity Hypothesis," June 1991, International Trade and Finance Association Conference, Marseille, June 1991. Also presented at the ASSA meetings in Washington D.C., December 1990.

"Protectionisme ou libre echange: Le nouveau debat," invited lecture at the University of Paris-Nord, December, 1990.

"The Debt Crisis and Transnational Corporations: The Case of the Mexican Automotive Sector," University of New Hampshire 1954 Fund Invited Lecturer, Durham, NH, April 1990.

Research Grants, Consultancies and Fellowships

Consultant to ILO-UNCTAD joint project on industrial policy, 2012.

Consultant to ILO-WTO joint project on trade and employment, 2010-2011.

Research Associate, DFID grant on “Capturing the Gains from Globalization,” July 2008-present.

Researcher, Ford Foundation Project on “Financing for Innovation,” 2009-present.

Consultant to World Bank for project on global value chains in the economic crisis, 2009-2010.

Consultant to UNDP for project on trade and economic insecurity (2008) and project on competition policy (2002).

Consultant to ILO for project on Export Processing Zones and decent work, May-July 2007.

Research Associate, Rockefeller Foundation Grant on Wage Inequality, Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School, 1998-1999.

Research Associate, MacArthur Foundation Grant on Globalization and Social Policy, Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School, 1996-1999.

Resident Research Fellow, Jerome Levy Economics Institute, 1993-1994.

Faculty Development Fund Award, The New School, 1992.

Vice-Chancellor Junior Faculty Sabbatical, University of Michigan, 1990.

Administrative Experience

Dean, New School for Social Research, 2013-present.

Special Advisor to the Provost on Research, The New School, 2012-present.

Chair, Department of Economics, The New School for Social Research, 1998-2001 and 2009-2012.

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Economics, Eugene Lang College, 2010-2011.
Program Coordinator, Bernard Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School, 2004-2008.

Chair, Social and Historical Inquiry Concentration, Eugene Lang College, The New School, 2003-2005.

New School Committees: University Research Council (Chair, 2012-2013), Faculty Advisory Council (2011-2012), Middle States Review (2011), Milano Tenure Review (Chair, 2009-2010), Milano/NSGS Vision (2009-2010), Multi-year Faculty Review (2007), Tenure, Appointments and Reappointments (2006-08, 2010-2011), Economics Search (2011-2012, Chair 2006-07), Quantitative Methods and Science Curriculum (2006-07), Dean’s Search (2000, 2003) Executive and Budget (1998-2001), Bridge (1999-2000), Search Committee for Historical Studies (1996-1997 and 1999-2000), Enrollment Management  (1999-2000), Steering Committee, South Africa Partnership Program, (1997-2002), Curriculum Revision Committee for Eugene Lang College (1992-93), Search Committee for Director of Academic Computing (1992).

Organizer of New School conferences: “Capturing the Gains from Globalization, 2011, “US Corporations in the Recovery and Beyond, 2010, “When Will African Economies Develop?“ 2008.; “A Realistic Growth Policy for Our Times,” 2007; “Questioning the Conventional Economic Wisdom on the U.S. Economy,” 2007;  “Public Investment in the 21st Century,” April 2006;  “Labor and the Globalization of Production,” 2004, “Employment, Power and Accumulation: David Gordon’s Contribution to Economics,” 1997.

Secretary, American Association of University Professors, New School Chapter, 1994-5

Co-founder and coordinator of the New York Post Keynesian Workshop, New School for Social Research, 1991-1995.

Vice Chairperson, American Association of University Professors campus chapter, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1988-90.

Chairperson, Graduate Economics Student Association, Rutgers University, 1985-1986.

Group Leader, Crossroads Africa project, Mali, West Africa, 1982.

Participant, International Civil Service Project in Ivory Coast, West Africa, 1978.

Journal Referee

Cambridge Journal of Economics, Cogent Economics and Finance (Editorial Advisory Board, 2014-present), Constellations, Development and Change, Eastern Economic Journal, Forum for Social Economics (Associate Editor, 2012-2014), International Papers in Political Economy (Editorial Advisory Board, 1998-2003), International Labour Review, (Editorial Advisory Board, 2013-present), International Review of Applied Economics (Editorial Advisory Board, 2001-present), Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Feminist Economics, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Political Power and Social Theory, Politics and Society (Editorial Board, 2011-present), Review of Political Economy (Editorial Advisory Board, 1999-2004), Review of Social Economy, Review of Social Sciences, Social Research, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, The Social Science Journal, Social Science Research.

Book Manuscript Referee

Cambridge University Press, Columbia University Press, Harvard University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Princeton University Press, Temple University Press, University of Chicago Press.

Foreign Language

French.  Experience translating and interpreting.

References available on request.


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