From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Tue Nov 29 2005 - 08:27:56 EST
> Do you have any suggestions about this? Well, Hans, why not the University of Utah? __/ __/ __/ __/ __/ __/ __/ __/ __/ __/ Rather than mention the names of particular schools, here are some criteria I would suggest s/he look at when considering which schools to attend: 1) price The cost of living, especially housing costs, in addition to tuition should be considered. Depending on the relative affluence of the person, the job situation should also be considered. 2) community Instead of looking to study with one of the 'best' Marxist economists, I would suggest instead that s/he look for a school in which there is a _community_ of radical students and faculty. I would also suggest looking to see which schools have _programs_ in political economy rather than just isolated individual faculty members and courses. 3) politics Marxism isn't a 3 credit course. One learns not only through reading but through praxis. With that in mind, I would suggest investigating the political struggles in different locations as 1 criteria for what city one should go to school in. Even if it's only for a semester or two, one can learn a lot this way. 4) area(s) of specialization If s/he is interested in a particular specialization (e.g. public finance, industrial organization, etc.) then that also needs to be considered. 5) language? What you (Hans) didn't mention is which language(s) the person in question is fluent in. If fluent in a language other than English, then all sorts of other possibilities are opened up internationally depending on _which_ languages s/he is fluent in. In solidarity, Jerry PS: as for the first question, [excluding myself] aren't most of the 'best' Marxist economists right here on OPE-L?
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