Publications

  • Minqi Li (2017). Profit, Accumulation, and Crisis: Long-Term Movement of the Profit Rate in China, Japan, and the United States. The Chinese Economy. Vol. 50(6), 381-404. Published, 12/2017.
  • Minqi Li (2017). Barbarism or Socialism: 1917-2017-2050(?). Agrarian South. Vol. 6(2), 263-286. Published, 08/2017.
  • Minqi Li (2017). China’s Changing Class Structure and National Income Distribution. Journal of Labor and Society. Vol. 20(1), 61-84. Published, 03/2017.
  • “Endless Accumulation, Limits to Growth, and the Tendency for the Rate of Profit to Fall.” World Review of Political Economy 7(2): 162-181 (Summer 2016). Published, 08/2016.
  • Ziben de Zhongjie (The End of Capital: A Popular Political Economy Textbook for the 21st Century), Beijing: People’s University Press (2016) (with Zhang Yaozu, Xu Zhun, and Qi Hao).. Published, 03/2016.
  • “China’s Falling Rate of Profit and the Coming Economic Crisis,” Economic and Political Weekly, L(41): 27-31, October 10, 2015 (with Zhi Li). Published, 10/10/2015.
  • China and the Twenty-First Century Crisis. London: Pluto Press (October 2015). Published, 10/2015.
  • “Are Chinese Workers Paid the Correct Wages?: Measuring Wage Underpayment in the Chinese Industrial Sector, 2005-2010.” Review of Radical Political Economics (with Zhun Xu and Ying Chen), Published online before print August 21, 2014, doi: 10.1177/0486613414542780. Published, 08/2014.
  • “China’s Grain Production: A Decade of Consecutive Growth or Stagnation?”, Monthly Review 66(1): 25-37 (May 2014, with Zhun Xu and Wei Zhang). Published, 05/2014.
  • Peak Oil, Climate Change, and the Limits to China’s Economic Growth. London: Routledge (February 2014). Published, 02/2014.
  • “Climate Change and the Limits to the Growth-Oriented Model of Development: The Case of China and India.” Review of Radical Political Economics 45: 449-455 (with Chiara Piovani). Published, 12/2013.
  • “China: Energy, Environment, and Limits to Growth,” Chapter in Delia Davin and Barbara Harris-White (eds.), China-India: Paths of Economic and Social Development, Publication in the Proceedings of the British Academy. Published, 12/2013.
  • “Socialism: the 20th and the 21st Century,” Chapter in Robert Pollin and Jeannette Wicks-Lim (eds.), Capitalism on Trial: Explorations in the Tradition of Thomas Weisskopf, Edward Elgar, pp. 81-98 (2013). Published, 12/2013.
  • “Are Chinese Workers Paid the Correct Wages?: Measuring Wage Underpayment in the Chinese Industrial Sector, 2005-2010.” Review of Radical Political Economics (forthcoming, with Zhun Xu and Ying Chen). Accepted, 12/2013.
  • “The 21st Century: Is There An Alternative (to Socialism)?”, Science & Society,. Published, 01/2013.
  • “Beyond Capitalism,” Chapter 37 in Marty Wolfson and Gerald Epstein (eds.), Handbook of the Political Economy of Financial Crises, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.736-752 (to be published in October 2012). Published, 10/2012.
  • “Socialism: the 20th and the 21st Century,” Chapter in Robert Pollin and Jeannette Wicks-Lim (eds.), Capitalism on Trial: Explorations in the Tradition of Thomas Weisskopf, Edward Elgar (forthcoming). Accepted, 06/2012.
  • “China: Energy, Environment, and Limits to Growth,” Chapter in Delia Davin and Barbara Harris-White (eds.), China-India: Paths of Economic and Social Development, Publication in the Proceedings of the British Academy (forthcoming). Accepted, 06/2012.
  • “Peak Energy, Climate Change, and the Limits to China’s Economic Growth,” The Chinese Economy. Published, 01/2012.
  • “Peak Oil and the Threat to Global Economic Expansion,” The Official 2011 G20 Summit Magazine, November 3-4, 2011, Cannes, France. Published, 11/2011.
  • “Is Climate Stabilization Compatible with Economic Growth?” World Review of Political Economy 2(3): 477-494, with Chiara Piovani). Published, 09/2011.
  • Review of Global Capitalism in Crisis (Murray E. G. Smith, Halifax and Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing 2010), Science & Society (forthcoming). Accepted, 09/2011.
  • “Beyond Capitalism,” Chapter 6.3 in Marty Wolfson and Gerald Epstein (eds.), Oxford Handbook on the Political Economy of Finance, Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming). Accepted, 09/2011.
  • Review of China and the Transformation of Global Capitalism (Ho-fung Hung ed., John Hopkins University Press 2009), China Quarterly (forthcoming). Accepted, 09/2011.
  • “Peak Coal and China”, July 4, 2011, Website: http://www.theoildrum.com/node/8064. Published, 07/2011.
    http://www.theoildrum.com/node/8064
  • “The Rise of the Working Class and the Future of the Chinese Revolution,” Monthly Review 63:2 (June 2011), pp. 38-51. Published, 06/2011.
  • “Global Imbalances, Peak Oil, and the Next Global Economic Crisis,” State of Nature, March 2011. Published, 03/2011.
  • “Can Global Capitalism Be Saved?: Exit Strategies for Capitalism or the Humanity,” Alternate Routes Vol 22(2011): 51-70. Published, 01/2011.
  • “The 21st Century Crisis: Climate Catastrophe or Socialism” (The David Gordon Memorial Lecture), Review of Radical Political Economics (forthcoming). Accepted, 09/2010.
  • “Peak Energy and the Limits to Growth in China and the World,” in Li Xing (ed.), The Rise of China and the Capitalist World Order, Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing House (2010). Published, 03/2010.
  • “One Hundred Million Jobs for the Chinese Workers!: Why China’s Current Model of Development Is Unsustainable and How A Progressive Economic Program Can Help the Chinese Workers, the Chinese Economy, and China’s Environment,” Review of Radical Political Economics (forthcoming) (with Chiara Piovani). Accepted, 12/2009.
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  • “Socialization of Risks without Socialization of Investment: the Minsky Paradox and the Structural Contradiction of Big Government Capitalism,” The Political Economy Research Institute of University of Massachusetts Amherst, Working Paper 205 (September 2009). Published, 12/2009.
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  • “The End of the End of History: the Structural Crisis of Capitalism and the Fate of Humanity,” Science & Society (contribution to the special issue on “Marxism and Crisis in the 21st Century Capitalism”, forthcoming). Accepted, 2009.
  • “Limits to China’s Capitalist Development: Economic Crisis, Class Struggle, and Peak Energy,” in Richard Westra (ed.), Confronting Global Neoliberalism: Third World Resistance and Development Strategies. Atlanta, GA: Clarity Press (2009), pp. 88-98. Published, 2009.
  • “Capitalism, Climate Change, and the Transition to Sustainability: Alternative Scenarios for the US, China, and the World,” Development and Change, special Forum issue, 40:6 (December 2009), pp. 1039-1062. Published, 2009.
  • “China und der globale Klassenkampf – Passagen der Revolution? (China and the Global Class Struggle – Passages of Revolution?” in Ingo Schmidt, ed., Spielarten des Neoliberalismus (Varieties of Neoliberalism) (Hamburg: VSA-Verlag, VSA-Publishers, 2008), pp. 191-212. Published, 12/2008.
  • “Peak Energy and the Limits to China’s Economic Growth: Prospect of Energy Supply from Now to 2050,” The Political Economy Research Institute of University of Massachusetts Amherst, Working Paper 189 (December 2008). Published, 12/2008.
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  • The Rise of China and the Demise of the Capitalist World-Economy. London: Pluto Press; New York: Monthly Review Press (November 2008 / January 2009). Published, 11/2008.
  • Review of The Transformation of Chinese Socialism (Lin Chun, Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press 2006), Science & Society, 72:4 (October 2008), pp. 489-491. Published, 10/2008.
  • Three Essays on China’s State Owned Enterprises: Towards An Alternative to Privatization. Hamburg: VDM Verlag (October 2008). Published, 10/2008.
  • “Climate Change, Limits to Growth, and the Imperative for Socialism,” Monthly Review, 60:3 (July-August 2008), pp. 51-67. Published, 08/2008.
  • Review of Economic Growth, Transition, and Globalization in China (Yanrui Wu ed., Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar 2006), Journal of Contemporary Asia, August 2008. Published, 08/2008.
  • “An Age of Transition: The United States, China, Peak Oil, and the Demise of Neoliberalism,” Monthly Review, 59:11 (April 2008), pp. 20-34. Published, 04/2008.
  • “Long Waves, Institutional Changes, and Historical Trends: A Study of the Long-Term Movement of the Profit Rate in the Capitalist World-Economy,” Journal of World-Systems Research, XIII:1 (December 2007), pp. 33-54 (with Feng Xiao and Andong Zhu). Website: http://jwsr.ucr.edu/volumes/vol13/Li_etal-vol13n1.pdf. Published, 12/2007.
    http://jwsr.ucr.edu/volumes/vol13/Li_etal-vol13n1....
  • “Peak Oil, the Rise of China and India, and the Global Energy Crisis,” Journal of Contemporary Asia, 37:4 (November 2007), pp. 449-471. Published, 11/2007.
  • “U.S., China, and the Unraveling of Global Imbalances,” The Political Economy Research Institute of University of Massachusetts Amherst, Working Paper 146 (October 2007). Published, 10/2007.
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  • ‘China: Hyper-Development and Environmental Crisis,’ in Leo Panitch and Colin Leys, eds., Coming to Terms with Nature (Socialist Register 2007) (London: The Merlin Press November 2006), pp. 130-146. (with Dale Wen). Published, 11/2006.
  • “Secular Trends, Long Waves, and the Cost of the State: Evidence from the Long-Term Movement of the Profit Rate in the US Economy 1869-2000,” Review: A Journal of the Fernand Braudel Center for the Studies of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations, XXIX:1 (March 2006), pp. 87-114 (with Adam Hanieh). Published, 03/2006.
  • “The Rise of China and the Demise of the Capitalist World-Economy: Exploring the Historical Possibilities in the 21st Century,” Science & Society, 69:3 (2005), pp. 420-448. (Used as example of JEL Classification Codes – P27, Socialist Systems and Transition Economies, Performance and Prospects: http://www.aeaweb.org/jel/guide/econlit_xml_parse_vivisimo.php?acc_num=0789899&class=P2). Published, 09/2005.
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  • “Neoliberalism, Global Imbalances, and Stages of Capitalist Development,” The Political Economy Research Institute of University of Massachusetts Amherst, Working Paper 110 (August 2005). Published, 08/2005.
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  • “Workers’ Participation in Management and Firm Performance: Evidence for Large and Medium-Sized Chinese Industrial Enterprises,” Review of Radical Political Economics, 36:3 (2004), pp. 358-380. Published, 09/2004.
  • “Aggregate Demand, Productivity, and ‘Disguised Unemployment’ in the Chinese Industrial Sector,” World Development, 32:3 (2004), pp. 409-425. Published, 09/2004.
  • “After Neoliberalism: Empire, Social Democracy, or Socialism?” Monthly Review, 55:8 (2004), pp. 21-36. Published, 01/2004.
  • “A Dialogue on the Future of China,” in Chaohua Wang, ed., One China, Many Paths (London: Verso 2003), pp. 313-358. (with Wang Dan and Wang Chaohua). Published, 12/2003.
  • “China: Six Years after Tiananmen,” Monthly Review, 47:8 (1996), pp. 1-13. Published, 01/1996.

Research Statement

Following are my research interests: Long-term movement of the profit rate in the capitalist world economy; structural contradictions of neoliberalism; global financial imbalances; global environmental crisis; the future of socialism and communism; historical materialism

Research Keywords

  • United States
  • Political Economics or Economy
  • Macroeconomics
  • Globalization
  • Economics Studies - Developing Countries
  • Business Cycle or Crises
  • Asia, East (Far East)

Presentations

  • Presentation, “Profit Rate and Accumulation: Evidence from the United States, Japan, and China,” URPE Session in ASSA, January 7, 2017, Chicago. Conference Paper, Presented, 01/2017.
  • Presentation, “Limits to Growth, Ratio of Accumulation, and the Tendency for the Rate of Profit to Fall,” URPE Session on “Heterodox Macroeconomics” in ASSA, January 5, 2016, San Francisco. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/05/2016.
  • Keynote Speaker, Workshop on “Chinese Capitalism in the World System: New Perspectives”, University of Cologne, December 12, 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/12/2015.
  • “China: 1949-1989-2030(?)” and “China, Climate Change, and the Limits to Economic Growth,” April 1-2, 2015, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/01/2015.
  • Plenary Speaker, “China: Number Two and Trying Harder,” World Peace Forum Teach-In, World Peace Forum Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 25, 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/25/2014.
  • Plenary Speaker, “China: Number Two and Trying Harder,” World Peace Forum Teach-In, World Peace Forum Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 25, 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/25/2014.
  • Panelist, “Peak Oil and the Limits to China’s Economic Growth,” Twenty-fifth Environmental Ethics Symposium, Utah Valley University, April 3, 2014. Panel, Presented, 04/03/2014.
  • Plenary Speaker, “China and the Crisis of Global Capitalism,” Historical Materialism Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2012.
  • Presentation, “China: Peak Energy and the Limits to Economic Growth,” Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., November 2011. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2011.
  • “The Rise of China and Global Capitalism,” International Contemporary Arts Exhibition at Venice, October 22, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2011.
  • Panelist, Forum on “The Global Financial Crisis 2011,” The Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, September 2011. Panel, Presented, 09/2011.
  • Presentation, “The Chinese and Global Workers under Inflation,” academic workshop organized by The Chinese Workers’ Research Network, May 10-12, Beijing, China. Panel, Presented, 05/2011.
  • Panelist, AFIT Session on Global Imbalances, Western Social Science Association Conference, Salt Lake City, April 2011. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Panelist, AFIT Session on Global Imbalances, Western Social Science Association Conference, Salt Lake City, April 2011. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2011.
  • “Climate Change and the Implications for Economics,” Department of Economics, University of California Riverside, April 27, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2011.
  • “Climate Change and the Implications for Economics,” Department of Economics, University of California Riverside, April 27, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2011.
  • “End of History, End of Neoliberalism, or End of Capitalism,” Global Political Economy Program, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, March 22, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2011.
  • “Impending Climate Catastrophe and the Historical Possibilities of the 21st Century,” Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 21, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2011.
  • “End of History, End of Neoliberalism, or End of Capitalism,” Global Political Economy Program, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, March 22, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2011.
  • “Impending Climate Catastrophe and the Historical Possibilities of the 21st Century,” Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 21, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2011.
  • “China, Peak Oil, and Climate Change,” Utah Valley University, February 11, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2011.
  • “China, Peak Oil, and Climate Change,” Utah Valley University, February 11, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2011.
  • “The 21st Century Crisis: Climate Catastrophe or Socialism” (The David Gordon Memorial Lecture), Review of Radical Political Economics (forthcoming). Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 2010.

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Peak Energy and the Limits to Global Economic Growth. PI: Annual Report 2011. 07/2011 - present. Nugget: Annual Report 2011.pdf

Languages

  • Chinese, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Eastern Asia
  • United States of America