Economist Richard Wolff to Speak at UCR on Jan. 16

The Marxian economist will discuss “Economics Crisis and System Decline: What Can We Do”

Richard Wolff

Economist Richard Wolff to speak Jan. 16.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Richard Wolff, host of the weekly “Economic Update” radio program on New York’s WBAI 99.5fm and an internationally known scholar of Marxian economics and class analysis, will speak at UC Riverside on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 4 p.m. in the Interdisciplinary Building, Room 1113.

His topic is “Economics Crisis and System Decline: What Can We Do.” Admission is free. There is a fee for parking, with permits available in the kiosk on West Campus Drive at the University Avenue entrance to the campus.

Wolff, whom a New York Times Magazine writer labeled “America’s most prominent Marxist economist” in 2012, will deliver his remarks in a two-hour seminar presented by UCR’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Responding to his lecture will be UCR scholars Mike Davis, distinguished professor of creative writing, and Alessandro Fornazzari, associate professor of Hispanic studies.

Wolff is the author or co-author of “Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It,” “Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism,” “Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian,” and “Democracy at Work.” He  is a professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently is a visiting professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School University in New York.

He earned his B.A. in history from Harvard University, master’s degrees in economics from Stanford University and in history from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in economics from Yale.

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