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David Kotz


David Kotz
Professor
936 Thompson Hall
web site: people.umass.edu/dmkotz
(413) 545-0739
dmkotz@econs.umass.edu


education:

Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1975
M.A., Economics, Yale University, 1966
A.B., Physics, Harvard College, 1965

professional experience

September 1978 to present: Faculty (Assistant, Associate, then full Professor), Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
January to June, 1984: Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
October 1977 to September 1978: Visiting Staff Economist, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.
September 1974 to August 1978: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, American University, Washington, D.C.

research interests

Russian economy
Social structure of accumulation theory
Institutional and policy regime change in capitalist systems
Economic crisis theory
Socialist economies

affiliations

Vice-President, World Association for Political Economy.
Member, Union for Radical Political Economics.
Member, Massachusetts Society of Professors.
Staff Economist, Center for Popular Economics, Amherst, MA.

presentations

Selected Recent Presentations:
"Marxist Crisis Theory and the Severity of the Current Economic Crisis," at a session sponsored by the Union for Radical Political Economics at the Allied Social Sciences Associations Convention in Atlanta, January 4, 2010.

"The Sixtieth Anniversary of the People's Republic of China: Accomplishments and Problems," sponsored by the Chinese Students' Association, University of Massachusetts Amherst, October 2, 2009.

"A Reinterpretation of Social Structure of Accumulation Theory," Academy of Marxism, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, May 19, 2009.

"The Current Financial and Economic Crisis," five serial lectures, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, May 11-15, 2009.

"Reform vs. Radical Transformation in the Context of Today's Economic Crisis," Left Forum, New York City, April 19, 2009.

"What Can We Learn from Marx's Capital Volume I?," Economics Department, Hyderabad University, India, April 3, 2009.

"The Current Financial and Economic Crisis: A Systemic Crisis of Neoliberal Capitalism," University Distinguished Lecture, Hyderabad University, India, March 31, 2009; at Fudan University, Shanghai, May 13, 2009; at Shanghai Finance University, May 14, 2009; at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, May 15, 2009; at conference on Neoliberalism and the Global Financial Crisis at Shandong University, Jinan, China, May 18, 2009; at Tsinghua University, Beijing, May 20, 2009; at Central Compilation and Translation Bureau, Beijing, May 22, 2009; at Peking University, May 22, 2009; at Utopia Bookstore, Beijing, May 23, 2009; at the Fourth Forum of the World Association for Political Economy, Paris, May 28, 2009; and at a conference on the Financial Crisis sponsored by the Union for Radical Political Economics at St. Francis College, Brooklyn, October 24, 2009.

"The Financial and Economic Crisis of 2008: A Systemic Crisis of Neoliberal Capitalism," at a session sponsored by the Union for Radical Political Economics at the Allied Social Sciences Associations Convention in San Francisco, January 4, 2009; and at the Left Forum, New York City, April 19, 2009.

"The Political Economy of the Putin Era: Has Russia Moved toward State Capitalism?," Ministry of Education, Beijing, May 29, 2008.

"The Emerging Financial Crisis in the U.S. Economy: Causes and Effects," Ministry of Education, Beijing, May 29, 2008; and at Tsinghua University, Beijing, May 31, 2008.

"Marxist Political Economy for the Contemporary World," at Academy of Marxism, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, May 26, 2008; and at the Central Compilation and Translation Bureau, Beijing, May 27, 2008.

"What Economic Structure for Socialism?" International Conference on "Karl Marx and the Challenges of the XXI Century," Havana, May 6, 2008; and at conference on "Marxism and sustainable Development," sponsored by the World Association for Political Economy, Langfang City, China, May 24, 2008.

"Liberal and Regulated Forms of Capitalism: Explaining the Evolution of Capitalist Institutional Structures," at the Political Economy Program at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, May 22, 2007.

"The Origins and Effects of Neoliberalism," keynote speech at annual conference of the Chinese Foreign Economics Research Society, Beijing, October 14, 2006.

"The Iraq War and the New US Imperialism," Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, October 17, 2006.

Selected publications

Contemporary Capitalism and Its Crises: Social Structure of Accumulation Theory for the Twenty First Century, edited volume with Terrence McDonough and Michael Reich, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Russia's Path from Gorbachev to Putin: The Demise of the Soviet System and the New Russia, coauthored with Fred Weir, London and New York: Routledge, 2007. A revised and updated version of Revolution from Above: The Demise of the Soviet System, 1997.

Revolution from Above: The Demise of the Soviet System, coauthored with Fred Weir, London and New York: Routledge, 1997. Japanese language edition: Shin-Hyoron, Tokyo, 2000. Chinese language edition: Renmin University Press, Beijing, 2002; reissued edition 2008.

Social Structures of Accumulation: The Political Economy of Growth and Crisis, edited volume with coeditors Terrence McDonough and Michael Reich, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
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"The Final Crisis: What Can Cause a System-Threatening Crisis of Capitalism," Science and Society, forthcoming 2010.

"Financialization and Neoliberalism," in Relations of Global Power: Neoliberal Order and Disorder," by Gary Steeple and Stephen McBride (eds), Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming 2010. Published in Hungarian in Fordulat, Winter 2008/Spring 2009, 65-81.

"Global Neoliberalism and the Contemporary Social Structure of Accumulation," with Terrence McDonough, in Terrence McDonough, Michael Reich, and David M. Kotz (eds), Contemporary Capitalism and Its Crises: Social Structure of Accumulation Theory for the Twenty First Century, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2010.

"A Re conceptualization of Social Structure of Accumulation Theory," with Martin Wolfson, in Terrence McDonough, Michael Reich, and David M. Kotz (eds), Contemporary Capitalism and Its Crises: Social Structure of Accumulation Theory for the Twenty First Century, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2010.

"The Financial and Economic Crisis of 2008: A Systemic Crisis of Neoliberal Capitalism," Review of Radical Political Economics, vol. 41 no. 3, Summer 2009, 305-17. Also in Russian translation in Alternatives no. 4, 2009, 130-51.

"Economic Crises and Institutional Structures: A Comparison of Regulated and Neoliberal Capitalism in the U.S.," in Heterodox Macroeconomics: Keynes, Marx and Globalization, by Jonathan Goldstein and Michael Hillard (eds), London and New York: Routledge, 2009, 176-88.

"What Economic Structure for Socialism?" in Chinese in Chinese Social Sciences Press  Journal 10:4, 2008, 105-11.

"Contradictions of Economic Growth in the Neoliberal Era: Accumulation and Crisis in the Contemporary U.S. Economy," Review of Radical Political Economics, vol. 40 no. 2, Spring 2008, 174-188; also an earlier version in Chinese translation in Review of History of Economic Thought, June, 2006, 138-159, and in Foreign Theoretical Trends, v. 12, 2007, 6-11. Abbreviated version published in Chinese Social Science Digest, v. 3, 2008, 25-26.

"The Erosion of Non-Capitalist Institutions and the Reproduction of Capitalism," in Political Economy and Global Capitalism: The 21st Century, Present and Future, by Robert Albritton, Bob Jessop, and Richard Westra (eds), London and New York: Anthem Press, 2007, 160-76.

"The Role of the State in Economic Transformation: Comparing the Transition Experiences of Russia and China," in Chinese in Foreign Theoretical Trends (Beijing), January 2005, 7-12, and February 2005, 32-36; and in Chinese in Issues of Contemporary World Socialism, No. 3, September 2005, 3-14. Published in Russian translation as "Gosudarstvo i ekonomicheckaya transformatsiia: rossiiskii i kitaiskii opyt perekhoda k pynku," in Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta (Bulletin of St. Petersburg University), vol. 5 no. 2, 2005, 1-16.



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