Ph.D., Economics, Yale, 1969
M.A., History, Yale, 1967
M.A., Economics, Yale, 1966
M.A., Economics, Stanford, 1964
B.A., magna cum laude, Harvard, 1963
Professor, Economics Univ. of Mass. since 1981
Associate Professor, Economics Univ. of Mass. 1973-1981
Assistant Professor, Economics City College, CUNY, 1969-1973
Instructor, Economics Yale, 1967-1969
Visiting Professor, University of Paris I (Sorbonne), Spring, 1994
Professor Wolff's major interests include (a) the critical comparison of alternative
economic theories (neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian) (b) the application of advanced
class analysis to contemporary global capitalism, and (c) new developments in Marxian
He is a member of the editorial board of several academic journals including
Rethinking Marxism. He also publishes regular analyses of current economic events
on the websites www.globalmacroscope.com and www.monthlyreview.org/mrzine
Knowledge and Class: A Marxian Critique of Political Economy
(co-authored with Stephen A. Resnick), Chicago and London: University of
Chicago Press, 1987.
Economics: Marxian versus Neoclassical (co-authored with Stephen A.
Resnick), Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987. [Japanese
edition, new introduction, translated by N. Hirai and K. Takita, published in
Tokyo: Aoki Shoten, 1991]
Bringing it all Back Home: Class and Gender in the Modern Household
(co-authored with Harriet Fraad and Stephen Resnick), London: Pluto Press and
Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1994.
Class and its Others (co-edited with Katherine Gibson, Julie Graham, and
Stephen A. Resnick), Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press,
Re/Presenting Class: Essays in Postmodern Political Economy (co-edited
withKatherine Gibson, Julie Graham, and Stephen A. Resnick), Chapel Hill and
London: Duke University Press, 2001.
Class Theory and History: Capitalism and Communism in the USSR (with
Stephen Resnick). New York and London: Routledge, 2002. Translations of this
book have now been
published in Portuguese, Greek, and Korean editions.
New Departures in Marxian Theory (co-edited with Stephen Resnick). New
York and London: Routledge, 2006.
“Marxism and Democracy.” Rethinking Marxism 12:1 (Spring 2000),
“Class and Monopoly” (co-authored with Stephen Resnick” In Robert Pollin, Ed.,
Capitalism, Socialism, and Radical Political Economy: Essays in Honor of
Howard J. Sherman. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2000,
“Struggles in the USSR: Communisms Attempted and Undone.” (co-authored with
Stephen A. Resnick). In Gibson, Graham, Resnick, and Wolff, Editors.,
Re/Presenting Class: Essays in Postmodern Political Economy, Chapel Hill
and London: Duke University Press, 200, Chapter 12, 264-290.
“Louis Althusser.” In Hans Bertens and Joseph Natoli, Editors.
Postmodernism: The Key Figures, London and New York: Blackwell Publishers,
“Empire and Class Analysis” (with S. Resnick). Rethinking Marxism
13:3/4 (Fall/Winter 2001), 61-69.
“Capitalist Hegemony and Contesting Concepts of Class” Socialism and
Democracy, 16:2 (Summer-Fall 2002), 153-162.
“’Efficiency’: Whose Efficiency?” in post-autistic economics review,
no. 16 (October 17, 2002) an electronic journal at www.paecon.net
“Marxism’s Renewal Means Marxism’s Debate.” (with S. Resnick) Radical
Society 29:3 (October 2002), 108-110.
“World Bank/Class Blindness” in Amitava Kumar, Editor. World Bank Literature.
Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 2003, pp. 172-183.
“Colonialism in Africa and Reparations: A Class Analysis.” In Rethinking
Marxism 15:1 (January 2003), pp. 141-150.
“A Reply to Perino on the Absurdity of ‘Efficiency’” in post-autistic
economics review. No 18
(February 5, 2003) an electronic journal at www.paecon.net
“Class and Monopoly” (with S. Resnick) in International Journal of
Applied Economics and
Econometrics. 11:1 (January-March), pp. 59-86.
“The Diversity of Class Analyses: A Critique of Erik Olin Wright and Beyond.”
(With Stephen Resnick). Critical Sociology 29:1 (April 2003),
“The Critique of Economic Policy.” In post-autistic economics review.
No. 22 (November 24, 2003) an electronic journal at www.paecon.net.
“Exploitation, Consumption, and the Uniqueness of U.S. Capitalism.” (With
Stephen Resnick) Historical Materialism 11:4 (2003), pp. 209-226.
“Ideological State Apparatuses, Consumerism, and U.S. Capitalism: Lessons for
the Left.” Rethinking Marxism 17:2 (April 2005), pp. 223-236.
“The Categories of Class Analysis and the Soviet Experience” (with S. Resnick).
Rethinking Marxism 17:4 (October 2005), pp. 559- 566.
“Anti-Slavery and Anti-Capitalism.” In Logos: a Journal of Modern Society
and Culture (Winter, 2006), an online journal at http://www.logosjournal.com/issue_5.1/wolff.htm.
“Class and Economics.” Dollars and Sense (May/June 2006)
“Response to Julian Markels.” Rethinking Marxism 18:3 (July
“Why Communism?” Rethinking Marxism 19:3 (July 2007), 322-336.