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Samuel BOWLES

Samuel BOWLES, economist in the field of Human Capital; Microeconomic Theory; Capitalist Economic Systems. Member, Union Radical Political Economics, since 1969; Member, Steering Committee Center Popular Economics, 1978—; Guggenhiem Foundation Fellow, 1978-1979.

Background

  • BOWLES, Samuel was born in 1939 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Yale University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy Harvard University, 1965.

    Career

    • Association Professor of Economics, Harvard University, 1971-1974. Professor of Economics, University Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America. Editorial Board, Review Radical Political Economics, 1974-1976.

    Major achievements

    • Member, Union Radical Political Economics, since 1969. Member, Steering Committee Center Popular Economics, 1978—. Guggenhiem Foundation Fellow, 1978-1979.

    Views

    Textbook in advanced microeconomic theory, and principal writings in the economics of human resources (particularly education) and in Marxist economic theory. In both areas focussed on the processes whereby systems of power and privilege are perpetuated over time and may be modified or overcome. In recent years, turned to the interface of political and economic theory.

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