[OPE-L:6288] RE: archives

Simon Mohun (S.Mohun@QMW.AC.UK)
Mon, 16 Mar 1998 11:05:58 +0000

In response to Andrew's queries,

>Simon's request was: "Does anyone mind if I let a beginning PhD student of
>mine, who wants to work on the rate of profit, study the IVA, TSS, Value
>debates that are currently underway?" Given that these debates may still be
>underway, depending on one's interpretation, I'd like to know whether the
>student is still receiving new posts.

No, the student never received any posts directly. I gave him a few
printouts to read (I can't now remember which ones), but in the end his
work went off in a different direction.

>If not, when did the project begin and
>end and (roughly) which posts did the student study?

He read a few - maybe around half a dozen in number, shortly after I
received the go ahead from Jerry.

>What use was made (is being made) of them?

None, save to clarify his mind about what he wanted to do.

>Who decided which posts were (are) the relevant ones?

Not a relevant question. The student was wondering about work in value
theory. Partly in response to having read some posts, and partly in
response to conversations with me, he decided that he wanted to pursue a
different project.

>Does the student's written work cite this material?


>When I gave my assent in #3266, I noted that "I'd be interested in reading
>this student's thoughts on the issues and happy to answer any questions s/he
>may have." Was this communicated to him/her?

No - in the end it was not relevant.

Hope this answers your queries.


Dr. Simon Mohun, HoD,
Dept of Economics,
Queen Mary and Westfield College,
Mile End Road,
London E1 4NS,
Tel: +171-975-5089; Fax: +181-983-3580