RE: [OPE] Advice to a postgrad

From: Paul Cockshott (
Date: Fri Jun 27 2008 - 09:11:20 EDT

I had the impression that the left wing profs had been retired from that dept, but I will ask Hillel Ticktin if that is so.



From: [] On Behalf Of Alejandro Agafonow
Sent: 27 June 2008 12:07
To: Outline on Political Economy mailing list
Subject: Re: [OPE] Advice to a postgrad


University of Glasgow has a long tradition in studying socialist economies and Economics. Some of the more prestigious sovietologists worked or currently work there.


Why not encouraging her/him to apply there?


Kind regards,

A. Agafonow



----- Mensaje original ----
De: Paul Cockshott <>
Para: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <>
Enviado: viernes, 27 de junio, 2008 12:44:03
Asunto: Re: [OPE] Advice to a postgrad

He is interested it seems in
a) the empirical details of the soviet economy of the 1980s through the 
period of counter-revolution
b) the economics of socialism

paul bullock wrote:
> Doesn't the student need to follow the staff... and his/her specific 
> interest? Their field of interest might be helpful.
> PB
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Cockshott" <>
> To: "Outline on Political Economy mailing list" <>
> Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 10:43 AM
> Subject: [OPE] Advice to a postgrad
>> I got the following question sent to me this morning by a prospective
>> postgrad:
>> "
>> Today I am looking into the various options for pursuing my studies at
>> the graduate level, but as you know, the field is dominated by the
>> neoclassical school. At the undergraduate level this was tolerable; but
>> I cannot in good faith write a Master's or PhD thesis in the
>> neoclassical paradigm. So I decided to come to you for help. I am aware
>> of many universities, in the US, Canada and the UK, which offer graduate
>> degrees in economics. But I am not aware of the theoretical leanings of
>> their faculty. Since you have experience in the field, I was wondering
>> if you could point me in the right direction. I know you teach computer
>> science, not economics, but if you know of any universities that offer
>> graduate degrees in economics and have faculty sympathetic to non-market
>> systems - or even just broadly heterodox faculty - I would be very
>> grateful if you could point me towards them."
>> Which colleges would people suggest?
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