Richard P.F. Holt is an award-winning writer. He has authored, co-authored and edited a number of books, two of which were named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book Title for the years 2005 and 2010: The Changing Face of Economics (University of Michigan 2004) and Local Economic Development in the 21st Century: Quality of Life and Sustainability (Routledge 2010). Recently he has edited two important volumes, Post Keynesian and Ecological Economics: Confronting Environmental Issues (Edward Elgar 2009) and A Brighter Future: Increasing the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation (Routledge 2014). He has published over sixty articles and book reviews in a variety of academic journals, along with serving on different editorial boards. His research areas include environmental and ecological economics, Post Keynesian economics, history of economic thought and complexity economics. His present projects are editing the letters by John Kenneth Galbraith for Cambridge University Press and a book about the political times and friendship of William F. Buckley, Jr. and J. Kenneth Galbraith. He grew up in Monterey, California and did his undergraduate work at Occidental College in philosophy and classics and graduate work at University of Utah and University of California at Berkeley in economics. He now lives in Ashland, Oregon and is an avid world-wide hiker.
Richard P.F. Holt
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Letters and Correspondence of John Kenneth Galbraith, Cambridge University Press, 2017.
To receive a letter from Ken Galbraith was a delicious treat, even if it came wrapped in stinging nettles. To read this collection of Galbraith's letters is to replay the political and intellectual history of the United States during the twentieth century. Few Americans knew so many people involved with the country's great currents, or thought so incisively about the great questions of the day, or played so active a role in addressing them. No one wrote about them more engagingly, or with more grace and eloquence and wit." -- Benjamin M. Friedman, William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University
"Letter writing is fast becoming a lost art, killed by social media. And that is why Ric Holt’s volume is especially welcome and important, preserving the wonderful elegant voice of John Kenneth Galbraith: economist, public intellectual, diplomat, and Harvard professor. After reading this book, all readers will learn, laugh, and emerge more educated." -- Henry Rosovsky, Harvard University
Kenneth Galbraith’s remarkable life is mirrored in these letters. Witty, always thoughtful, wise, they reflect a humaneness from which our harried age will benefit. — Henry A. Kissinger
John Kenneth Galbraith prided himself on the quality ofhis writings and that is apparent in the precision and wit of these letters. Even more than in his published writings, he used irony and humor to skewer the conventional wisdom. What is also striking is the quality of the advice he gave his correspondents — both the powerful and the obscure — and how seldom he was wrong. John Kenneth Galbraith will be remembered for his intellectual and diplomatic achievements but these letters also record extraordinary frienships.
— Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith
John Kenneth Galbraith occupied a unique place in American economics: a scholar, a policy advocate, a public official, and a popular author on both the printed page and the television screen. We admired each other and were good friends while both at Harvard. The letters now published reveal the sharp intellect and precision of wording in nailing down personal, political, and economic presentations and exposing cant and imprecision.
— Kenneth J. Arrow, Professor of Economics, Stanford University, and winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
Economist, public intellectual, adviser to presidents, ambassador to India, liberal activist, Harvard professor, keen observer of politics, John Kenneth Galbraith led a grand and important life. It is fully captured in Ric Holt's superb collection. Herein lie the ideas, passions and recollections of a brilliant man in letters that capture some of the most compelling events and personalities of the twentieth century.
— Ellen Fitzpatrick, Professor at the University of New Hampshire, and author of Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy
John Kenneth Galbraith towered over the twentieth century, literally and intellectually. He gave voice and reason to those wishing to comfort the afflicted and to responsibly afflict the comfortable. These letters give an unparalleled glimpse into an unparalleled life. -- Robert B. Reich, University of California at Berkeley
This remarkable collection reveals one of the great American liberals of the twentieth century, Ken Galbraith, to be a witty, elegant, and wise correspondent with some of his era’s most fascinating figures – presidents, politicians, intellectuals, movie stars, and journalists. Galbraith was a brilliant, sometimes playfully irreverent observer, one always committed to his deeply held ideals – a vital participant in the great political and cultural arguments and events of his time.
— Katrina van den HeuvelEditor and publisher, The Nation
John Kenneth Galbraith’s published writing was among the wittiest and best informed ever printed. Happily, his private letters are just as pleasurable and edifying to read. How fortunate that his generation correpsonded regularly, and preserved what they wrote. Students of Galbraith and of modern history will appreciate this spendid sample.
— Robert Kuttner, Co-Editor, The American Prospect
A Brighter Future: Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation with Daphne T. Greenwood, Routledge Press, 2014.
“In this pathbreaking volume, Ric Holt and Daphne Greenwood have enlisted an extremely talented group of scholars to share their thinking about how we might turn things around. Readers who study the papers will come away with a renewed sense of optimism. Collectively, their authors make a compelling case that we can well afford what needs to be done … Read this volume carefully, and be stimulated to launch some intelligent discussion of your own. From there, what happens is anyone’s guess.” - From the Foreword by Robert H. Frank, Henrietta Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics, Cornell University
“This eminently readable (and frankly, must-read) volume tackles head-on the next--and essential--challenge in the rising Piketty-inspired debate about our future. It asks not What Has Happened and How but What Is to Be Done, How and Why? Highly recommended.”- Richard Parker, Kennedy School, Harvard University
“A Brighter Future: Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation is a remarkable work that sets a high standard for public policy debate and performance that is relevant for us now and into the foreseeable future. I highly recommend it for researchers and teachers/students of social and economic policy, macroeconomics and ecological economics; as well as for general readers interested in solutions to some of the most pressing problems of the twenty-first century.” - Phillip Anthony O’Hara, Director of the Global Political Economy Research Unit; and Past-President of the Association for Evolutionary Economics (2013-14)
Local Economic Development in the 21st Century: Quality of Life and Sustainability with Daphne T. Greenwood, Routledge Press, 2010.
A Choice Outstanding Academic Book Title, 2010.
Choice Outstanding Academic Titles have been selected for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of its contribution to the field, and its important value in the treatment of its subject. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community. Outstanding Academic Titles are truly the “best of the best.”
Nominated for the Best Book Award from the Public and Nonprofit Division (PNP) of the Academy of Management, 2011.
Nominated Best Book Award PNP: Members of the Public and Nonprofit Division pay special attention to how distinctive qualities of the public and nonprofit sectors influence management and he Award significantly contribute to modern management theory and/or practice and address issues within the PNP Division's domain of interest. Because of the interest in the substantive intellectual contribution of the book, nominations of textbooks or books of previously published papers are discouraged.
"Greenwood and Holt offer a concise, thought-provoking ecological economic perspective on local economic development. Using accessible prose, the authors provide a comprehensive framework that ties together issues of economic growth, quality of life, and sustainability in analyses of local policy initiatives. An impressive array of local issues is tackled, from taxation, land o public schools, inequality, and poverty. Overall, this volume provides invaluable guidelines to local decision makers and stakeholders for implementing successful sustainability strategies. It will are interested in understanding and solving many of this century's local economic development challenges in the US. Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduate through professional collections." -- Choice
"Thoughtful new insights about what is needed to reshape economic development for 21st century priorities and challenges." -- Richard Lamm, University of Denver and former governor of Colorado
"Local Economic Development in the 21st Century is a well-written and extremely useful and insightful book on the pros and cons of local economic development. It raises important issues on the relationship between traditional economic growth on the one hand and the quality of life and sustainable development on the other hand. Though the policy implications are about the best way of 'acting locally,' the book has important implications for policy makers and public officials on the national level as well." -- Edward Wolff, New York University
"A very readable book for non-economists... it makes a compelling case for the natural compatibility of quality of life factors and sustainable economic development. It illustrates not only why traditional business incentives are not cost-effective but also suggests what to do in place of them. In particular, the authors call for entrepreneurship and education while emphasizing the tight interconnections among economy, environment, and society. This is the future of economic development." -- Chris Gibbons, Director of Business/Industry Affairs
“This book should be a must-read for all economic developers and civic leaders, as well as for students of the social sciences.” -- Abby Shenbaum Train, New Mexico State University
Having these ideas in the eyes, ears and minds of federal officeholders, as well as engaged citizens at all levels, would help us create the kind of communities in which we all wish to live. -- Reynold F. Nesiba, Augustana College
“This book is an excellent treatment of the issues facing society in the twenty-first century. It is an important contribution to our knowledge of planning scholarship. I recommend this book to anyone interested in the future of our society, students and civil servants alike.” -- Zoltan J. Acs, George Mason University
European Economics at a Crossroads, with Barkley Rosser, Jr. and David Colander, Edward Elgar, 2010.
"It is hard not to love the authors of this volume. They are serious and critical, taking time out of their own research to "stir up the pot" of alternatives to neoclassical economics." -- Herb Gintis
Post Keynesian and Ecological Economics: Confronting Environmental Issues with Clive Spash and Steve Pressman, (edited volume) Edward Elgar Publishing, Aldershot, U.K, 2009.
“... a book that will undoubtedly become a major resource for anyone calling to action the heterodox community to pull together a coherent perspective on environmental and sustainability issues...This book is the first to address this enormous lacuna in heterodox economics. Ecological and post-Keynesian economists will consider it as a companion guide for the study of production and consumption dynamics. Other heterodox economists involved in the study of economy-environment relationships must consider it as an example to follow.” -- Ali Dousai, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
“Holt, Pressman and Spash have pieced together a wonderfully diverse collection of essays.” -- Scott L.B. McConnell, University of Missouri at Kansas City
Empirical Post Keynesian Economics: Looking at the Real World with Steven Pressman, (edited volume) Routledge Press, 2006.
“This exciting collection of essays is an impressive beginning to the realization of Alfred Eichner’s vision of completing the Post Keynesian paradigm by mounting a research program to provide empirical support for its theoretical conclusions and policy recommendations…In furthering the “third stage” of the Post Keynesian paradigm, the essays in this collection will enable heterodox economic thinkers of all persuasions to introduce new leading-edge research into the classroom.”-- Ingrid H. Rima, Temple University
“In sum, Empirical Post Keynesian Economics is a crucial step in the economics profession and gives new thunder to an alternative paradigm.” -- Ian Strachan, Colorado State University
The Changing Face of Economics: Conversations with Cutting Edge Economists, with David C. Colander and J. Barkley Rosser, Jr., University of Michigan Press, 2004 .
(Book Award: A Choice Outstanding Academic Book Title, 2005)
“… a must read for understanding the evolution of recent economics.” -- Nobel Prize winner Vernon L. Smith
“It will be an invaluable accompaniment to any history of economic thought.” -- Melvin Reder
“Lively conversations with some of economics’ most original thinkers.” -- David Warsh
A New Guide to Post Keynesian Economics, with Steven Pressman, (edited volume) Routledge Press, U.K., 2001.
“Overall, this book is an excellent guide to PK economic…A must read for students, scholars and policy-makers who are looking for new fresh ideas to refute orthodox economics.” -- Fadhel Kaboub, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Economics and its Discontents: Twentieth Century Dissenting Economists, with Steven Pressman, (edited volume) Edward Elgar Publishing, Aldershot, and U.K. 1998 (Translated into Spanish).
“… the essays overall are of high quality . . . a stimulating, timely, and disquieting collection.” -- G.C. Harcourt, The Economic Journal
“This is a fine collection ... These are good, thought-provoking essays, much more than the personal biographies one might expect in a book about economists. I learned from these essays and recommend the book without reservation.” -- William S. Brown, Review of Political Economy
Peer Review Articles and Chapters
1. “Sustainable Development in Affluent Countries and the Neo-Institutionalist Synthesis.” Journal of Economic Issues, 2016.
2. “Post Keynesian Economics and Sustainable Development.” Post-Keynesian Economics, Edward Elgar, Edited by Louis-Philppe Rochon and Sergio Rossi, 2016.
3. “Defining the Standard of Living: Income, Quality of Life and Sustainability,”A Brighter Future. M.E. Sharpe, 2014.
4. “Introduction,” A Brighter Future: Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation. M.E. Sharpe, 2014.
5. “Opportunity and Mobility: The American Dream and the Standard of Living.” A Brighter Future. M.E. Sharpe, 2014.
6. “Sustainable Development,” An Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Heterodox Approach to Economic Analysis, Edward Elgar, 2016.
7. “Negative Trickle Down, the Financial Crisis of 2008 and Prospects for Recovery,” Journal of Economic Issues, June, 2012.
8. “Is European Economics Following the Wrong Path?,” European Financial Review, fall, 2011.
9. “Growth and Inequality: When “Trickle Down” Becomes Negative,” Journal of Economic Issues, with Daphne T. Greenwood, June, 2010.
10. “Environment,” The Elgar Companion to Radical Political Economy, Edward Elgar Publishing, Aldershot, U.K., forthcoming.
11. “Addressing Environmental Problems: Is There a Market Solution?” Introducing Microeconomic Analysis: Issues, Questions and Competing Views, Edmond Montgomery Publication, 2010.
12. “European Economics at a Crossroads,” European Economics at a Crossroads, Edward Elgar Press, with Barkley Rosser, Jr. and David Colander, 2010.
13. “The Complexity Revolution in Economics,” European Economics at a Crossroads, Edward Elgar Press, with Barkley Rosser, Jr. and David Colander, 2010.
14. “Post Keynesian and Ecological Economics: Alternative Perspectives on Sustainability and Environmental Economics,” in Post Keynesian and Ecological Economics: Confronting Environmental Issues, with Clive Spash, Edward Elgar, 2010.
15. “How to Win Friends and (Possibly) Influence Mainstream Economists,” The Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Vol. 32, NO.3, Spring, 2010.
16. “The Complexity Era of Economics,” with Barkley Rosser, Jr. and David Colander, Review of Political Economy, Vol. 23, Number 3, July, 2011.
17. “The Post-Keynesian Critique of the Mainstream Theory of the state and the Post-Keynesian Approaches to Economic Policy,” in the Handbook of Post-Keynesian Economics, Oxford University Press.
18. “Nicholas Kaldor and cumulative causation: public policy implications,” The Foundations of Non-Equilibrium Economics: the Principle of Circular and Cumulative Causation, with Steve Pressman, Routledge Press, 2009.
19. “The relevance of Post-Keynesian economics to sustainable development,” Environment and Employment: A Reconciliation, edited by Philip Lawn, Routledge Press, 2009.
20. “Growth, Development and Quality of Life: Mainstream and Heterodox Approaches,” in Economic Pluralism, Routledge Press, with Daphne T. Greenwood, 2010.
21. “Nicholas Kaldor and his Principle of Cumulative Causation: Public Policy Implications,” the Journal of Economic Issues, June 2008 with Steven Pressman.
22. “Institutional and Ecological Economics: the Role of Technology and Institutions,” the Journal of Economic Issues, June 2008 with Daphne T. Greenwood.
23. “Live and Dead Issues in the Methodology of Economics,” with David Colander and Barkley Rosser Jr. Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Winter 2007–8, Vol. 30, No. 2 161.
24. “Banana Parable,” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, edited by William Darity, Jr., Macmillan Press, 2008.
25. “The Changing Face of Economics, The Long Term View, Vol. 7, #1, Spring, 2008, with D.Colander and J.B. Rosser, Jr.
26. “What is Post Keynesian Economics,” Macroeconomics: Honoring Ingrid Rima, edited by Steven Pressman, Mat Forstater and Gary Mongiovi, Macmillan Press, 2007.
27. “Empirical Analysis and Post Keynesian Economics,” Empirical Post Keynesian Economics: Looking at the Real World, with Steven Pressman, M.E. Sharpe, 2007.
28. "Post Keynesian Economics and Sustainable Development," International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment, Vol. X, 2005
29. "The Changing Face of Mainstream Economics," Review of Political Economy, Vol. 16, Number 4, October 2004. (Recognized as one of the best 25 articles published in the Review of Political Economy over the past quarter century).
30. “The Changing Face of Economics: Introduction,” The Changing Face of Economics: Conversations with Cutting Edge Economists, University of Michigan Press, 2004.
31. “Teaching Post Keynesian Economics to Undergraduate Students,” Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Vol. 26, No. 1 Fall, 2003.
32. "The Literary Influences on Keynes's Writings," Biographical Dictionary of Literary Influences: The Twentieth Century, Greenwood Press, 2004.
33. "The Literary Influences on John Kenneth Galbraith's Writings," Biographical Dictionary of Literary Influences: The Twentieth Century, Greenwood Press, 2004.
34. "Keynesian Comparative Economics: The Iconoclastic Revisionism of Lynn Turgeon," The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 62, No. 3, July 2003.
35. "What is Post Keynesian Economics?" in A New Guide to Post Keynesian Economics, Richard Holt and Steven Pressman, Routledge Press, 2001.
36. "A Look Ahead," in A New Guide to Post Keynesian Economics, ed. Richard Holt and Steven Pressman, Routledge Press, 2001.
37."The Dissent of Economists: A Response" History of Economics Review, No. 30, summer, 1999.
38."Time," Routledge Encyclopedia of Political Economy, edited by Phil O'Hara, Routledge Press, 1999.
39. "Paul Davidson: The Truest Keynesian?" The Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 24, No.4, Fall, 1998.
40. "Paul Davidson's Economics," Working Paper No. 251, The Jerome Levy Economics Institute, September 1998.
41. "William Vickrey’s Legacy: Innovative Policies for Social Concerns," The Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 24, No.1, winter 1998.
42. "Economics and its Discontents: An Introduction,” Economics and its Discontents: Twentieth Century Dissenting Economists, Edward Elgar Publishing, Aldershot, U.K., 1998.
43. "Post Keynesian School of Economics," Encyclopedia of Keynesian Economics, edited by T. Cate, D. Colander, and G. Harcourt, Edward Elgar Publishing, Aldershot, U.K., 1997.
44. "Maurice Dobb as an Interpreter of the Classical Economists," in Heinz Kurz and Neri Salvadori, eds.,The Elgar Companion to Classical Economics, Edward Elgar Publishing, 1998.
45. "The 1982 Reforms and the Employment Conditions of Mexican Women," in Women in the Age of Economic Transformation, Routledge Press, 1994.
1. Review of “The Economics of John Kenneth Galbraith: Introduction, Persuasion and Rehabilitation” by Stephen Dunn, The Eastern Economic Journal, 2014.
2. Review of “ Laurence S. Moss: Academic, Iconoclast, Economist and Magician.” edited by Widdy Ho, Economic History. NET, 2010.
3. Review of “Financial Instability and Economic Security after the Great Recession.” edited by Charles J. Whalen, Heterodox News Letter, 2012.
4. Review of “Why I, too, am not a Conservative: James Buchanan” The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2008.
5. Review of “John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics,” The Eastern Economic Journal, March 2007.
6. Review of “The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time,” co-authored with Shamsul Alam, Review of Political Economy, Volume 20, Number 4, October 2008.
7. Review of “Contemporary Post Keynesian Analysis,” Journal of Economic Issues, March 2006.
8. Review of "Back to Shared Prosperity: The Growing Inequality of Wealth and Income in America," Review of Political Economy, U.K, Volume 14, November 2002.
9. Review of Wall Street Capitalism: The Theory of the Bond Holding Class," Eastern Economic Journal, Volume 28, 3, summer 2002.
10. Review of "50 Years A Keynesian and Other Essays: G.C. Harcourt," Review of Political Economy, U.K., Oct. 2005.
11. Review of "Economics, Values and Organization," The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 1413, 2002.
12. Review of "Evolution and Institutions: On Evolutionary Economics and the Evolution of Economics," The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 1414, 2002.
13. Review of "Controversies in Monetary Economics," Review of Political Economy, U.K., Vol. 9, No.3, 1997.
14. Review of "Unemployment, Imperfect Competition and Macroeconomics: Essays in the Post Keynesian Tradition," Review of Political Economy, U.K., Vol. 9, No. 1, 1997.
15. Review of "The Political Economy of Full Employment: Conservatism, Corporatism and Institutional Change," Review of Political Economy, U.K., Vol. 9, No. 1, 1997.
16. Review of "The Pathology of the U.S. Economy," Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 27, Number 3, Fall 1995.
17. Review of “The Economic Consequences of Immigration," The Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 18, No.2, Spring 1992.
18. Review of "Guiding the Invisible Hand: Economic Liberalism and the State in Latin American History," The Journal of Economic History, March 1991.
19. Review of "Capitalism and Arithmetic: The New Math of the 15th Century," The Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol. 19, Number 3, Fall 1987.
20. Review of "The Politics of Insurgency: The Farmworker Movement in the 1960s," Review of Radical Political Economics, Volume 19, Number 3, Fall, 1987.
Research Fellow, University of California at Berkeley, 1988
General Editor of Post Keynesian Thought, 1992 to 2004
General Editor of the Journal of Undergraduate Research, 1994 to 1997
Committee service work for the History of Economics Society, 1994-1995
Committee service and Executive work for the Eastern Economic Association, 1994 to the present
Presidential Search Committee, the Eastern Economic Association, 1996-1997
Full Member of the International Honors Society for Economics, Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE)
Full Member of the International Honors Society for Scientific Research, Sigma Xi, May 2000.
Full member, Phi Kappa Phil, (Honor Society for Academic Excellence), 2003
Chartered Member, United States Society for Ecological Economics, 2000
Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2005
Member of the Association for Evolutionary Economics Committee on Publications, 2008-2011
Member of the Steering Committee for the City of Ashland, Oregon in establishing a new economic development plan, 2009-2010
External Review Committee of the Economics Department, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Il. 2010
Chair of the Association for Evolutionary Economics Nomination Committee 2011-2012
Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Economic Issues, 2012-2015
Member of the Veblen-Commons Award Committee, AFEE, 2016
Elizabeth Cushman Public Policy Research Fund, 2008
Elizabeth Cushman Public Policy Research Fund, 2009
1. A Galbraithian Model for Sustainable Development and Higher Quality of Life, Eastern Economic Association, New York, February 2017.
2. Who are the Dissenting Economists, Eastern Economic Association, Washington, D.C., February 2016.
3. John Kenneth Galbraith on Labor Market Institutions, ASSA Meetings, San Francisco, January 2016.
4 .Galbraith, Complexity and the Process of Economic Development, Eastern Economic Association, New York, N.Y., Feb 2015.
5. A Galbraithian Model for Shared Prosperity, Higher Quality of Life and Fewer Economic Crises, ASSA Meetings, San Diego, CA., January 2013.
6. Negative Trickle Down and the Financial Crisis of 2008, ASSA Meetings, . Chicago, IL., January 2012.
7. Defining the Standard of Living: Income, Quality of Life and Sustainability, A Brighter Future: Improving the Standard of Living Now and the for the Next Generation, Conference of Colorado Center for Policy Studies, October 20-22, 2011.
8. The Continuing Evolution of the Institutionalist Approach to Economic Development, Association for Institutionalist Thought, Western Social Science Meetings, Salt Lake City, Utah, April,15, 2011.
9. Local Economic Development Policies: Institutionalism in Action, Eastern Economic Association, New York, N.Y., Feb. 2011.
10. Local Economic Development for the 21st Century, International Economic Gardening Conference, June, 2010
11. Growth and Inequality: When “Trickle Down” Becomes Negative, ASSA Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia, January, 2010.
12. Environmental Issues and Global Warming: A Post Keynesian Perspective, Eastern Economic Association, NYC, New York, March 1, 2009.
13. Post Keynesian Immigration Policy, ASSA Meetings, San Francisco, California, January 3, 2009.
14. Nicholas Kaldor and his Principle of Cumulative Causation, ASSA Meetings, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 5th, 2008.January 5th, 2008.
15. Post Keynesian Economics and Environmental Policy, 4th International Conference: Developments in Economic Theory and Policy, Bilbao, Spain, 5th-6th July 2007.
16. Pluralism in Economics, Salt Lake City, Utah, June, 2007.
17. Post Keynesian Economics and Public Policy, International Conference of the Association for Pluralism in Economics, Salt Lake City, Utah, June, 2007.
18. The Changing Face of Economics: The Role of Heterodox Economics in Changing the Direction of Mainstream Economics Today, International Conference of the Association for Pluralism in Economics, Salt Lake City, Utah, June, 2007.
19. Post Keynesian Economics and the Development of Public Policy, Eastern Economic Association, New York City, New York, February, 2007.
20. European Economics at a Crossroads, Eastern Economic Association, Philadelphia, March, 2006.
21. Post Keynesian Economics and the Environment, Eastern Economic Association, New York, March, 2005.
22. Post Keynesian Economics and Sustainable Development, Post Keynesian Workshop, University of Missouri at Kansas City, June 2004.
23. Hyman Minsky and the Mainstream, Eastern Economic Association, Washington DC, Feb. 2004.
24. Empirical Work in Post Keynesian Economics, International Post Keynesian Workshop, University of Missouri at Kansas City, June 29, 2002.
25. Does Money Matter in the Long Run? Eastern Economic Association, Boston, March, 2002, co-authored with Hassan Pirasteh.
26. The Cutting Edge of Economics, Eastern Economic Association, Boston, March, 2002.
27. Bringing Real World Problems into the Classroom: A New Guide to Post Keynesian Economics, Eastern Economic Association, New York, February, 2001.
28. The Iconoclastic Contributions to Economics of the Late Lynn Turgeon, the Eastern Economic Association, Washington D.C., February, 2001.
29. Post Keynesian Anti-Poverty Policy, the Eastern Economic Association, Washington D.C., March 2000.
30. Keynesian Comparative Economics of Lynn Turgeon, The Eastern Economic Association, Washington DC, March 2000.
31. Keynes, the Asian Financial Crisis and Full Employment, the Eastern Economic Association, Boston, March 12-14, 1999.
32. Lessons from Davidson's Monetary Theory, The Fifth Post Keynesian Workshop, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, June 25 - July 1, 1998.
33. Keynes and the Good Life, History of Economics Society, Montreal, Canada, June 19-22, 1998.
34. Looking Ahead: The Future of Post Keynesian Economics, Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting, New York City, February, 1988.
35. The Effects of Neo-Liberal Policies on Trade and Investment in Mexico since the 1980s, co-authored with Linda Wilcox Young, Latin American Studies Association, XX International Congress, Guadalajara, Mexico, April 1997.
36. The Use of Collaborative Learning in Economic Courses, co-authored with Hassan Pirasteh, Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, April 1997.
37. A An Evaluation of William Vickrey’s Professional Writings for the 1996 Nobel Prize in Economics, Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, April 1997.
38. The Legacy of Hyman Minsky: Financial Instability Hypothesis and Social Values, Eastern Economic Association Meeting, Washington DC, April 1997.
39.What is Post Keynesian Economics? Presented at the Fourth Post Keynesian Workshop, June 28-July 3, 1996, University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
40. The European and American Post Keynesians, Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting, Boston, March 1996.
41. The 1982 Economic Reforms and the Employment Conditions of Mexican Women, the Allied Social Science Associations Annual Meeting, San Francisco, January 1996.
42. Do Economic Programs Teach Economic Students to Think Critically?, Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting, New York, March 1995.
43. Schumpeter and Hayek on Walras’s Equilibrium Theory, History of Economics Society, Annual Meeting, Boston, June 1994.
44. The Argument from Design: Philosophy’s Role in Economics, Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting, Boston, March 1994.
45. The Golden Gadfly: John Kenneth Galbraith, Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting, Boston, March 1994.
46. A Critique of Hayek’s Theory of Liberty and Equality, Kress Society at Harvard University, November 18, 1993.
47. A Comparison of the Structures of California and Ohio Migrant Labor Markets, Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists, 50th Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, October 1990.
48. The Philosophical Foundations of Hyman Minsky’s Writings, Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, April 1990.
49. Kaldor’s Contribution to Economic Reform in Eastern Europe, Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists, 49th Annual Meeting, Youngstown, Ohio, October 1989.
50. The Consequence of a New Bracero Program in California Agriculture, Midwest Economic Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 1989.
51. The Effects of Ending the Guest-Worker Program under Public Law 78 on California Agricultural Growers, Allied Social Science Associations Annual Meeting, New York, December 1988.
Manuscript Evaluation: Journal Submissions
I am frequently asked by editors of refereed journals to evaluate manuscripts for possible publication. Some of the journals include: Eastern Economics Journal, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Journal of Economic History, Review of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Education, the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Journal of Economic Issues, Forum for Social Economics, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Innovation Economics, MIT Press, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Review of Keynesian Economics, Ecological Economics.
Membership in Professional Societies:
Eastern Economic Association
History of Economic Society
American Economic Association
United States Society for Ecological Economics
Association for Evolutionary Economics
Association for Social Economics
Economists for Peace and Security
Elected Honor Societies:
Omicron Delta Epsilon (Honor Society for Economics)
Sigma Xi (Honor Society for Scientific Research)
Phi Kappa Phil (Honor Society for Academic Excellence)
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