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A Biographical Dictionary of Dissenting Economists Second Edition

Edited by Philip Arestis and Malcolm Sawyer

This is a thoroughly updated and revised edition of the first, and definitive, biographical dictionary of dissenting economists. It is an extensive and authoritative guide to economists both past and present, providing biographical, bibliographical and critical information on over 100 economists working in the non-neoclassical traditions broadly defined. It includes entries on, amongst others, radical economists, Marxists, post-Keynesians, behaviourists, Kaleckians and institutionalists. The book demonstrates the extent and richness of the radical heterodox tradition in economics.
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EICH (born 1945) I was born at the end of the Second World War, on 18 October 1945, in Trzbina, Poland (near Cracow) to Polish-Jewish Holocaust-survivor parents. After moving temporarily to Stuttgart (Germany) in 1946, my family settled in the United States in 1949. I went to public schools in New York City and then enrolled at Swarthmore College (in Pennsylvania), graduating with a B.A. with Honours in 1966. A child of the Sputnik age, I went to college initially intending to become a physicist and so concentrated my courses in science and mathematics. During two summers I supplemented my college instruction by working as a solid state physics trainee at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C. This research led to my first scientific publication, ‘The F-Band in Isotopically Enriched Lithium Fluoride’ (with H. Rabin) in The Physical Review (1964). During my college years I became drawn to the New Left, first by the involvement of my fellow students in the beginnings of the civil rights movement in the North, and then by the student movements for participatory democracy. My activism became most intense on behalf of poor urban community organizations and in community and student movements protesting against US military intervention in Vietnam. As with so many others of my generation, these experiences profoundly influenced my career decisions and intellectual outlook. Believing that a better understanding of the economy was important for social change, I decided to pursue graduate training in Economics. Perhaps naively, I...

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