[OPE-L:4806] Francisco Paolo Cipolla

Gerald Levy (glevy@pratt.edu)
Thu, 17 Apr 1997 16:56:32 -0700 (PDT)

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Wow! Three additions in one day!

Francisco Paolo Cipolla, a professor at the Universidade Federal Do Parana
in Brazil, has joined our list. Paolo presented a paper at the recent
International Working Group in Value Theory (IWGVT) mini-conference in
Washington, D.C. and was highly recommended by several listmembers.

Paolo was a graduate student at the New School. I'll let him describe the
rest ...


My dissertation was on "Profit and demand as
determinants of Debt in U.S. Manufacturing" and my advisor was Willi
Semmler. A summary of my dissertation findings is published in the
Review of Radical Political Economics, vol.23, pp. 133-139, 1991. I am to
this day interested on the the question of credit in accumulation, more
specifically in contrasting Marx's approach to endogenous money (credit)
in expanded reproduction to the post-Keynesian (e.g. Basil Moore) view on
the subject. More recently I have done work on Marx's view on innovation,
particularly product innovation. I intend to pursue this line of research
further so as to contrast Marx's view to the approach recently developed
by the neo-Schumpeterians for whom Marx is a simple predecessor of
Schumpeter. As far as teaching is concerned I teach Political Economy I
for second year graduate students and review in reasonable depth the
contributions of Quesnay, Smith, Ricardo, Malthus and Marx (mainly vol. I)
during a year long course of which the second semester is entirely
dedicated to the study of Marx's Capital. We are now establishing a
rotating system whereby we get to teach Political Economy II (vols. II and
III of Capital) as well. At the master's program level I have been
teaching advanced topics in macroeconomics (the basic models of
neo-keynesians, new classicals). However, I intend to switch to Advanced
topics in Political Economy so as to set my work at the graduate level
more in line with my research and teaching at the undergraduate level.
Right now I can think of organizing the course as seminar course around
articles such as Shaikh's "Accumulation, Finance, and Effective Demand in
Marx, Keynes and Kalecki".


Paolo: welcome aboard!

In solidarity, Jerry