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  • Anwar Shaikh

    University in Exile Professor of Economics


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    D - Albert & Vera List Academic Center - 6 East 16th Street

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    Anwar Shaikh


    **On leave Spring 2022**

    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.

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    Degrees Held

    PhD 1973, Columbia University

    Recent Publications


    Selected Recent Articles

    • “Paths to Development”, Coyuntura y Desarrollo, Foundation for Research on Economic Development (FIDE), 40th Anniversary Issue, 2018.
    • "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

    Future Courses

    Directed Dissertation Study
    GECO 7991, Spring 2022

    Ind Senior Project
    LECO 4990, Spring 2022

    Independent Study
    GECO 6990, Spring 2022

    Independent Study
    LECO 3950, Spring 2022

    Mentored Research
    GECO 6993, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Summer 2022 - Paris

    Past Courses

    Advanced Political Economy 2
    GECO 6205, Fall 2021

    Classical Theory of Price
    GECO 6211, Fall 2021

    Directed Dissertation Study
    GECO 7991, Fall 2021, Spring 2021

    Ind Senior Project
    LECO 4990, Fall 2021, Spring 2021

    Independent Study
    LECO 3950, Fall 2021, Spring 2021

    Independent Study
    GECO 6990, Fall 2021, Spring 2021

    Mentored Research
    GECO 6993, Fall 2021, Spring 2021, Summer 2021

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