• Professor, Economics Department


  • "Climate Change, Procrastination and Asymmetric Power" (co-authored with Jason Whittle) World Economic Review, 5: 1-19. Published, 07/10/2015.
  • "The Decline of Traditional Banking and Endogenous Money" (co-authored with Gokcer Ozgur). In G. Epstein, T. Schlesinger & M. Vernengo (eds.) Banking, Monetary Policy and Political Economy of Financial Regulation: Essays in Honor of Jane Webb D'Arista. Edward Elgar. Published, 03/01/2014.
  • "Endogenous Money in the Age of Financial Liberalization." ((Co-authored with Gokcer Ozgur) Review of Political Economy. Published, 03/2013.
  • "Free Markets Bad for Your Health." (co-authored with David Keller) Op-Ed article, Salt Lake Tribune, Feb 23, 2013. Published, 02/23/2013.
  • "International Monetary System: Problems and Proposals," (Co-auhored with Jane D'Arista) in M. Wolfson & G. Epstein (eds.) The Handbook of the Political Economy of the Financial Crisis. Oxford University Press. Published, 01/2013.
  • "The Breakdown of Capacity for Collective Agency: The Leitmotif of Our Times", Real-World Economics Review, No. 62, December. Published, 12/2012.
  • "Governance and Asymmetric Power." in M. Deger & D. Sunderland (eds.) Does Governance Matter? Edward Elgar. Published, 01/2011.
  • “The Case for International Currency Reform,” (co-authored with Jane D’Arista) Real World Economics Review, 55, December. Published, 12/2010.
  • “Recycling Global Imbalances,” Policy Innovations, Carnegie Council Web Publication, Oct 13. Republished onlilne in Monthly Review, 18 October. Published, 10/2010.
  • “Monetary Threat to Global Economy,” Challenge, March-April, 53(2).(co-authored with Jane D’Arista). Published, 03/2010.
  • “Heterodox Lessons from the Crisis,” Real World Economics Review, 54,. Published, 2010.
  • “Light at the End of the Tunnel, But Where to?” Policy Innovations, Carnegie Council Web Publication, October 23 – republished online in Asia Times, October 27, under the title, “Inflation Fears Threaten US Creditworthiness.”. Published, 10/2009.
  • “Speculation,” Entry in The Princeton Encylopedia of the World Economy (eds. Kenneth. Reinert & Ramkishen Rajan). Princeton University Press. Published, 03/2009.
  • “Bubbles,” Entry in The Princeton Encylopedia of the World Economy (eds. Kenneth. Reinert & Ramkishen Rajan). Princeton University Press. Published, 03/2009.
  • "What is Driving Global Deflation and How Best to Fight It?" Economic and Political Weekly, 44(13). Published, 03/2009.
  • "What is Minsky All Ablout, Anyway?" Real World Economics Review, 50, September. (Co-authored with Gokcer Ozgur). Published, 2009.
  • "The Impasse Ahead," Dollars & Sense, Web Publication, December 12. Published, 12/12/2008.
  • “Decouple the World from the Dollar,” Policy Innovations, Carnegie Council Web Publication, April 9 – republished online in Asia Times, April 16. Published, 04/2008.
  • "Why Keynes's 'Treatise' on Money Might have Greater Relevance Today than His 'General Theory'," METU Development Studies, 35(1). Published, 2008.

Research Statement

My main research interest centers on issues related to financial and international macroeconomics, business cycles and growth and development.


  • “How Does the Ruling Class Act in Its Collective Interest? The Elite Cohesion and State Power.” 29th European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy Conference at Corvinus University of Budapest. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/19/2017.
  • Roundtable on the Future of Capitalism, Hinckley Institute, University of Utah. Panel, Presented, 09/28/2017.
  • "The Predatory State and Elite Cohesion." International Conference on the Political Economy of Democracy and Dictatorship, University of Munster, Germany . Conference Paper, Presented, 02/23/2017.
  • “Private Rent Seeking and Asymmetric Power.” International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE) Chicago. Conference Paper, Presented, 01/05/2017.
  • “Rent Seeking and Failure of Collective Agency in the Age of Free Markets” World Interdisciplinary Network for institutional Research (WINIR) Boston. Conference Paper, Presented, 09/03/2016.
  • Theory of the State Revisited, Department of Economics, Colorado State University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/18/2014.
  • Crisis of Theory? The History of Radical Political-Economy in US Universities, Organized by HESA. Panel, Presented, 11/22/2013.
  • Finance in the Global Economy, Hinckley Institute Forum. Panel, Presented, 04/17/2013.
  • How Non-mainstream Ideas can Help Prevent Market Failures in Education, Health and the Law. The Law and Economics Club, Bringham Young University, Law School. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/22/2012.
  • "Review and Assessment: Perspectives From an Academic Economist." Center for the Study of Ethics, Utah Valley University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/26/2011.
  • Plenary Panel Discussion. Ethics Awareness Week 2011, Center for the Study of Ethics, Utah Valley University. Panel, Presented, 10/26/2011.
  • "Heterodox Lessons from the Crisis.” Invited HESA Paper Presentation, Department of Economics, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/03/2010.
  • Invited Paper Presentation: “Governance and Asymmetric Power,” Conference on Economic Governance Institutions: Economic Outcomes and the Crisis, University of Greenwich, London. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/04/2010.
  • Invited Presentation: “Lessons from the Crisis.” Conference on The Effect of the Crisis on Distribution, organized by New School for Social Research Students, New York. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/05/2010.
  • Invited Presentation: “Rethinking the Individual-Society Nexus,” New Economics as ‘Mainstream’ Economics, organized by the Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics, Marry Edwards College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 01/28/2010.
  • Paper Presentation: “The Risk of Global Deflation.” URPE session at the ASSA Meetings, Atlanta. Conference Paper, Presented, 01/03/2010.
  • Paper Presentation: “The Monetary Threat to the Global Economy.” The 13th Conference of the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policiies (FMM), titled, The World Economy in Crisis – The Return to Keynesianism? Berlin. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/30/2009.
  • Invited Presentation: “Is the Global Economy Out of The Woods Yet? If Not Why Not?” Forum for Questioning Minds, Salt Lake City. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/13/2009.
  • Panelist, Discussion on What Unifies Heterodox Economics, organized by HESA (Heterodox Economics Students’ Association) Economics Department, University of Utah. Panel, Presented, 03/27/2009.
  • Invited Set of Lectures: The ‘Ethics and Policy Implications of Free Market Economics,’ Center for the Study of Ethics, Utah Valley University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/04/2009.
  • Paper Presentation: “The Impasse Ahead,” Eastern Economic Association Meetings, New York. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/27/2009.
  • Paper Presentation: “Globalization and Social Fragmentation: Taking Stock of Post-Walrasian Economics” The Association for Evolutionary Economics, ASSA Annual Meetings, San Francisco. Conference Paper, Presented, 01/02/2009.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Turkey