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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Empire of Cotton, Lecture by Sven Beckert to the Heilbroner Center

When I taught a course at Lang “Understanding Global Capitalism”  first day I would ask each student to check the tag of the shirt of the person to their left:  what country was it made in?  We would write the list of countries on the blackboard and talk about how globalized apparel production would become (actually amazing how dispersed production is after the phase-out of the MFA). This allowed us to talk about the globalization of production, the structure of the modern corporation and the importance of branding and intellectual property, and the relation between trade flows and capital flows.

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