E. Ahmet Tonak

Portrait of E. Ahmet Tonak
Visiting Professor
315 Crotty Hall
545-1340

CV: 

Education: 

Ph.D., Economics, The New School for Social Research, New York, 1984
M.A., Economics, New School for Social Research, New York, 1979
M.S., Applied Mathematics and Statistics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, 1976
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey, 1972

Professional Experience: 

Visiting Professor, UMass Amherst, Januray 2017 - Present
Professor of Economics, İstanbul Bilgi University, December 2005 – 2016
Professor of Economics and Founding Director of MA Program in International Political Economy, İstanbul Bilgi University, 2007- 2010
Visiting Professor of Economics, Sabancı University, January 2006 – May 2008
Visiting Professor of Economics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, August 2004 - May 2005
Professor of Economics, Simon's Rock of Bard College, Division of Social Studies, August 1983 – December 2005
Professor of Economics, Bard High School Early College, New York, Spring 2002
Visiting Professor of Economics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, August 1997 - May 1998
Visiting Associate, Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Fall 1993
Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Fall 1993
Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, Bosphorus University, Istanbul, August 1989 - May 1990
Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, Technical University of Istanbul, Fall 1987
Assistant Professor of Economics. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, August 1982 - July 1983
Lecturer in Economics and Mathematics, New York University, September 1981-August 1982
Instructor of Economics, New School for Social Research, June 1981-July 1981
Adjunct Lecturer in Economics, William Paterson College of New Jersey, August 1980- May 1981
Teaching Assistant in Political Economy, New School for Social Research, September 1980-May 1981

Research Interests: 

Marxian Economics
History of Economic Thought
International Political Economy
Economic Development
Public Finance

Teaching: 

Political Economy
Reading Capital
History of Economic Thought
Globalization

Selected Publications: 

Books:

Marksizm ve Sınıflar. 2014. İstanbul: Yordam Kitap ( Marxism and Classes; co-editor with Sungur Savran and Kurtar Tanyılmaz). 

Kent Hakkı'ndan Isyan'a. 2013. İstanbul: Agora Kitaplığı (From Right to the City to the Uprising)

Kapital'in İzinde. 2012. İstanbul: Yordam Kitap (In the Footsteps of Capital; with Nail Satlıgan and Sungur Savran).

Critical Perspectives on IMF and World Bank. ed. 2011, İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları.

Batan Piyasalar: 21. Yüzyılın İlk Buhranı. 2010. İstanbul: Kırmızı Yayınları. (Sinking Markets: The First Depression of the 21st Century).

Aman, Piyasalar! İktisat, Küreselleşme, Medya . 2007. İstanbul: Kalkedon Yayınları. (My Goodness, Markets! Economics, Globalisation, Media)

Küreselleşme: Emperyalizm, Yerelcilik, İşçi Sınıfı. ed. 1999. Ankara: İmge Yayınevi (2nd printing, 2004; Globalisation: Imperialism, Localism, Working Class).

Measuring the Wealth of Nations: The Political Economy of National Accounts, 1994. New York: Cambridge University Press, (with Anwar Shaikh; paperback edition in 1996, also published in Turkish, 2012).

Turkey in Transition: New Perspectives, New York: Oxford University Press, 1987 (co-editor with I.C. Schick); also published in Turkish 1990, 1992 and 1998, 2002.

 

Articles:

“MEGA 2 ve Marx’ın Kriz Teorisi” (MEGA 2 and Marx’s Crisis Theory), forthcoming. İktisat Dergisi.

“Ulusal Girdi-Çıktı Ağlarını Marksist bir Açıdan Yeniden Düzenlemek” (with Alper Duman; A Marxist Framework for Recasting National Input-Output Networks) 2013. Ümit Şenesen’e Armağan Paylaşımlar: Sayılarla Türkiye Ekonomisi. (Festschrift to Honor Ümit Şenesen: Turkish Economy in Numbers). Aşıcı, A. A. et al. eds. İstanbul: Literatür Yayıncılık.

“Krizi İzlerken” (Watching the Crisis), Kızılcık. Kış 2012. (also published in 2014, Marx’ın Kriz Teorisi, II. ed. Akalın, U. S. İstanbul: Kalkedon Yayınları (Marx’s Crisis Theory, II).

"Türkiye'de Üretken Olmayan İşçiler Sömürülmüyorlar mı?" (with Yiğit Karahanoğulları; Aren’t Those Unproductive Workers in Turkey Exploited?), 2009. Toplum ve Hekim. March-April.

“Krizi Anlarken” (Understanding Crisis), 2009. Kızılcık. Winter.

"Turkey." Karl Marx's Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 150 Years Later. Musso, M. ed. London: Routledge. 2008. (translated also to Chinese, Italian and Farsi)

"Dünyanın Ahvali Üzerine Sorular ve 'Cevaplar'" (The Questions and ‘Answers’ On the Current Conjuncture of the World), 2005. Kızılcık, January-February.

“İktisadi Büyüme Ulusların Zenginliğinin Artması mı Demektir?” (Does Economic Growth Mean the Rise of the Wealth of Nations?) 2003.

İktisat Üzerine Yazılar I, Küresel Düzen: Birikim, Devlet ve Sınıflar (Festschrift to Honor Korkut Boratav). Köse, A. H., Şenses, F., Yeldan, E. İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları (also in 2008 translated to English in Neoliberal Globalization as New Imperialism: Case Studies on Reconstruction of the Periphery).

"The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Welfare State", 2000. in Political Economy and Contemporary Capitalism: Radical Perspectives on Economic Theory and Policy, Ron Baiman; Heather Boushey; Dawn Saunders (eds.), Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, (with Anwar Shaikh; Choice Outstanding Academic Book in Economics for 2000; Republished in 2015 by Routledge).

"Productive and Unproductive Labour: An Attempt at Clarification and Classification", 1999. Capital and Class, Summer (with S. Savran.

"'Globalization', Foreign Investment and the Multilateral Agreement on Investment ", 1998. in A Brief Analysis of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, The Defense Workers Union, Ankara, May (in Turkish).

"The Social Wage in the U.S.", 1995. Toplum ve Ekonomi, July (with A. Shaikh; in Turkish)

"A Note on Transformation Problem", 1992. Encyclopedia of Socialism and Social Struggles, Vol.1, (in Turkish).

"The Indicators of Economic Crisis in Advanced Countries", 1992. in Annual Report of Petrol-Is, (in Turkish).

"(Is It) a Restatement of Marxist Theory(?): The Case of Regulation School", 1991. 11. Tez, No: 11 (in Turkish).

"The Welfare State and the Myth of the Social Wage", 1987. in The Imperiled Economy: Macroeconomics from a Left Perspective, R. Cherry, et. al. (eds.) (with Anwar Shaikh).

"The U.S. Welfare State and Working Class, 1952-1980", 1987. Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol.19, No.1.

"Who Needs a Strong State?", 1986. Monthly Review, January 1986.

"A Note on Capital and the Capitalist State", 1986. ll. Tez, No. 2, (in Turkish).

"The Working Class vis-a-vis The Capitalist State: The U.S. Case, 1952-80", 1985. Yapıt, No.13, November-December (in Turkish).

"Review Essay: Political Science Looks at Turkey", 1985. Race and Class, Autumn (with I.C. Schick); also in Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, Vol. XII, No. 2. "Through a Western Optic: Three New Books on Turkey", 1984. Yapıt, No. 2 (with I.C. Schick; in Turkish)

"The Political Economy of Quicksand - International Finance and Foreign Debt Dimension of Turkey's Economic Crisis", 1981. Insurgent Sociologist, Vol. X, No. 3, Winter (with I.C. Schick).

“The Rate of Surplus-value in the U. S. and Turkey", 1980. Toplum ve Bilim, Winter (in Turkish).