QC Economics

Economics Faculty

William Tabb, Professor Emeritus
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Schools Attended:
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1968
BA, Earlham College, 1962

Research Interests: Political Economy, History of Economic Thought, Globalization

Some of Tabb's papers and books can be downloaded at: https://qc-cuny.academia.edu/WilliamKTabb  


Books Written:


Many articles and chapters plus 3 books can be downloaded from Academia.edu, search term William K. Tabb.

The Restructuring of Capitalism in Our Time (New York: Columbia University Press, 2012)

Economic Governance in the Age of Globalization (NY: Columbia University Press, 2004).

Unequal Partners: A Primer on Globalization (New York: The New Press, 2002).

The Amoral Elephant: Globalization and Capitalist Development in the Early 21 st Century (Monthly Review Press, 2001) Available in Korean, Farsi, Italian, Indonesian, Turkish and an Indian edition.

Reconstructing Political Economy: The Great Divide in Economic Thought (Routledge, 1999)

The Postwar Japanese System: Cultural Economy and Economic Transformation (Oxford University Press,1995)

The Long Default: New York and the Urban Fiscal Crisis (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1982) Japanese edition, 1984.

The Political Economy of the Black Ghetto (W.W. Norton, 1970).


Instability and Change in the World Economy (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1989). With Arthur MacEwan.

Churches in Struggle: Liberation Theologies and Social Change. (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1986).

Sunbelt-Snowbelt: Urban Growth and Regional Restructuring (Oxford University Press, 1983). With Larry Sawers.

Marxism and the Metropolis , (New York: Oxford University Press, 1979; Second Edition, 1983). With Larry Sawers.

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He has published over 100 articles, essays, and book chapters. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He has given papers to the American Economics Association, the American Political Science Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Sociological Association, the International Sociological Association, the Econometric Society, the International Econometric Society and other national and international conferences (see vitae).

Over his career Professor Tabb has taught courses in labor, urban, money and banking, industrial organization, American economic history, Latin American and Asian development and the history of economic thought as well as in graduate programs in Economics, Political Science, Theology and Sociology.

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