[OPE-L] SV: [OPE-L] Dave Zachariah

From: Martin Kragh (Martin.Kragh@HHS.SE)
Date: Wed Nov 21 2007 - 13:53:15 EST


Kind regards

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Skickat: den 21 november 2007 19:33
Ämne: [OPE-L] Dave Zachariah

Dave Z, from Stockholm, Sweden, is the newest member of our list.
His writings concerning Marxian empirical studies have been referred to repeatedly on OPE-L and he has been following our discussions through the archives.

Indeed he wrote to say that:

> I began studying political economy in late 2002 and benefited a lot 
> from the wealth of knowledge embodied in the OPE-L archive.

I think it's pretty impressive, frankly, that someone who has been studying political economy only since 2002 has been able to research and publish so much - especially when you consider the quantity of statistics analysed from different countries in a recent paper!

Dave goes on to say (quite modestly!):

> I'm heavily
> influenced by Farjoun and Machover's "Laws of Chaos" and the work by 
> Allin Cottrell and Paul Cockshott. Their contributions put the 
> writings of "the classics" as a secondary issue and instead focus on 
> empirical reality and developing tools to model it. In short, to me 
> political economy is more important than the history of economic 
> thought. I have made some minor contributions to the empirical study 
> of the labour theory of value and the theory of productive labour. I 
> currently work as an engineer in Stockholm.

Dave Z: welcome aboard!

In solidarity, Jerry

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