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Finance, Imperialism and Profits

12 Nov , 2018  

Last Friday I took part in a panel to launch a new book, World in Crisis: A Global Analysis of Marx’s Law of Profitability, published by Haymarket Books, edited by Michael Roberts and Guglielmo Carchedi. The presentation was at this year’s Historical Materialism conference in London.

My presentation was ...

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Self-imposed division, overlooked continuity: Marx, Keynes and the Rate of Profit

9 Feb , 2018  

Abstract
This paper was presented to the World Keynes Conference in Denizli, Turkey. Its purpose is to analyse the conditions for a stable exit from Long Depressions, in line with the programme of research outlined in my chapter for the forthcoming book, edited by Turan Subasat and John Weeks, and ...

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ON MARX’S CRISIS THEORY IN THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF THE 3RD VOLUME OF CAPITAL

12 Jan , 2018  

The notion of capital overaccumulation, as constructed by Marx in Volume 3 of Capital on the basis of his “preliminary definition” of “absolute overproduction”, is considered in this paper as the key element of Marx’s crisis theory. Following what the author considers as the logic of Marx’s analysis, the paper ...

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WHAT MAKES THE US PROFIT RATE FALL ?

28 Jun , 2017  

Since world war II there have been two quite distinct phases of world growth. In about 1965, a long slowdown set in which has still not ended. Robert Brenner (2002, 2003) has re-ignited the debate about its causes, claiming that nothing in either present or past economic theory explains it. ...

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