Michael C. Howard

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

BA, MA (Lancaster); PhD (Leicester)

Emailmchoward@uwaterloo.ca

Retired: 1997
Areas of specializationEconomic theory; Economic thought; Economic systems

Selected publications and research

Books

  1. Modern Theories of Income Distribution, London, Macmillan, and New York, St. Martins Press, 1979, pp. viii + 200.
  2. Profits in Economic Theory, London, Macmillan, and New York, St. Martins Press, 1983, pp. x + 225.
  3. The Political Economy of Marx, with J.E. King, London, Longman, 1985, and New York, New York University Press, 1988, pp. ix + 265.
  4. A History of Marxian Economics: Volume I, 1883 - 1929, with J.E. King, London, Macmillan, and Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1989, pp. x + 359.
    (This volume featured in the List of Outstanding Academic Books for 1990 compiled by Choice: Current Reviews for College Libraries, published by The Association of College and Research Libraries in the USA.).
  5. A History of Marxian Economics: Volume II, 1929 - 1990, with J.E. King, London, Macmillan, and Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1992, pp. xv + 420. 
  6. The Rise of Neoliberalism in Advanced Capitalist Economies. Forthcoming in 2005.
  7. The Rationality of Violence, Terrorism and War. Forthcoming in 2006.

Books edited

  1. The Economics of Marx: Selected Readings of Exposition and Criticism, with J.E. King, Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1976.
  2. Classical and Marxian Political Economy: Essays in Honour of Ronald Meek, London, Macmillan, 1982. This work was edited jointly with I.G. Bradley, Lecturer in Economics at the University of Leicester, England. Contributors include M. Blaug (London), J. Eatwell (Cambridge), G. Harcourt (Cambridge), J. King (Lancaster), P. Samuelson (M.I.T.), A. Skinner (Glasgow), I. Steedman (Manchester) and S. Tsuru (Tokyo).

Articles in refereed journals

  1. "Austrian Capital Theory: An Evaluation in Terms of Piero Sraffa's Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities," Metroeconomica, Volume XXXII, No. 2, 1980, pp. 1-23.
  2. "Ricardo's Analysis of Profit: An Evaluation in Terms of Piero Sraffa's Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities," Metroeconomica, Volume XXXIII, No. 1, 1981, pp. 105-128.
  3. "Fernand Braudel on Capitalism: A Theoretical Analysis," Historical Reflections, Volume XII, No. 3, 1985, pp. 469-483.
  4. "Economics on a Sraffian Foundation: A Critical Analysis of Neo-Ricardian Theory," Economy and Society, Volume 16, No. 3, 1987, pp. 317-340.
  5. "Friedrich Engels and the `Prize Essay Competition' in the Marxian Theory of Value," with J.E. King, History of Political Economy, Volume 19, No. 4, 1987, pp. 571-589.
  6. "Dr. Mühlpfort, Professor von Bortkiewicz and the Transformation Problem," with J.E. King, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Volume 11, No. 3, 1987, pp. 265-68.
  7. "Lenin's Political Economy, 1905-1914: The `Prussian' and `American' Paths to the Development of Capitalism in Russia," with J.E. King, Historical Reflections, Volume XV, No. 2, 1988, pp. 497-521.
  8. "The Revival of Revisionism: The Political Economy of German Marxism: 1914-1930," with J.E. King, European History Quarterly, Volume 18, part 4, 1988, pp. 409-26. 
  9. "Henryk Grossmann and the Breakdown of Capitalism," with J.E. King, Science and Society, Volume 52, No. 3, 1988, pp. 290-309.
  10. "Russian Revisionism and the Development of Political Economy in the Early Twentieth Century," with J.E. King, Studies in Soviet Thought, Volume 37, No. 1, 1989, pp. 15-37.
  11. "The Political Economy of Plekhanov and the Development of Backward Capitalism," with J.E. King, History of Political Thought, Volume X, No. 2, 1989, pp. 329-44. 
  12. "The Rational Choice Marxism of John Roemer: A Critique," with J.E. King, Review of Social Economy, Volume XLVII, No. 4, 1989, pp. 392-414.
  13. "Marxian Economists and the Great Depression," with J.E. King, History of Political Economy, Volume 22, No. 1, 1990, pp. 81-100.
  14. "The New Slump: Theories of Crisis After 1973," with J.E. King, Review of Political Economy, Volume II, No. 3, 1990, pp. 267-91.
  15. "Dr.Mühlpfort and the `Transformation Problem': A Reply to Giorgio Gilibert," with J.E. King, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Volume 15, No. 3, 1991, pp. 355-58.
  16. "Marx, Jones, Rodbertus and the Theory of Absolute Rent," with J.E. King, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Volume 14, Spring 1992, pp. 70-83.
  17. "Is Socialism Economically Feasible," with J.E. King, International Journal of Social Economics, Volume 19, Nos. 7-9, 1992, pp. 71-89.
  18. "Is Socialism Economically Feasible? An Analysis in terms of Historical Materialism," with J.E. King, Review of Political Economy, Volume 6, No. 2, 1994, pp. 133-52.
  19. "Anthony Brewer and the History of Economic Thought," History of Political Economy, Volume 27, No. 1, 1995, pp. 173-76.
  20. "'A Past and a Present, but No Abiding Future': The Critical Reception of Volume III of Capital, 1894-1900", History of Economic Ideas, 1995.
  21. "Where Marx was Right", Cambridge Journal of Economics, Volume 25, No. 6, 200l, pp. 785-807. Jointly written with J.E. King.
  22. "State Capitalism in the Soviet Union", History of Economics Review, 34, Summer, 2001, pp. 110-126. Jointly written with J.E. King.
  23. "Crises and the Market", Indian Journal of Applied Economics. Forthcoming in 2003. Jointly written with J.E. King.
  24. "The Rise of Neoliberalism in Advanced Capitalist Economies: A Materialist Explanation", Review of International Political Economy. Forthcoming in 2003. Jointly written with J.E. King.

Chapters in books

  1. "An Introduction to the Economics of Marx," with J.E. King, The Economics of Marx, Penguin, 1976, pp. 9-45.
  2. "The Nature of Classical and Marxian Political Economy," I.G. Bradley, Classical and Marxian Political Economy, Macmillan, 1982, pp. 1-43.
  3. "Piero Sraffa's Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities and the Rehabilitation of Classical and Marxian Political Economy," with I.G. Bradley, Classical and Marxian Political Economy, Macmillan, 1982, pp. 229-254.
  4. "The General Equilibrium Theory of Distribution with special reference to Arrow-Debreu Intertemporal Equilibrium Analysis," as Chapter VIII in Theories of Income Distribution, edited by A. Asimakopulos and published by Kluwer-Nijhoff, 1987, pp. 181-197.
  5. "Mikhail Tugan-Baranovsky, Russian Revisionism and Marxian Political Economy," with J.E. King, in Perspectives on the History of Economic Thought, Volume III, edited by D.E. Moggridge, and published by Edward Elgar in 1990, pp. 82-102.
  6. "Keynes and Political Economy," with J.E. King, in The Philosophy and Economics of J.M. Keynes, edited by B. Gerrard and J. Hillard, and published by Edward Elgar in 1992, pp. 231-245.
  7. "Friedrich Engels and the `Prize Essay Competition' in the Marxian Theory of Value" in Karl Marx, edited by Mark Blaug, and published by Edward Elgar in 1992, pp. 179-197, (reprinted from History of Political Economy).
  8. "Capitalism, Socialism and Historical Materialism," with J.E. King, in The New World Order, edited by A. Callari, and published by Guilford Press in 1994, pp. 424-435.
  9. "Marxian Theory and the Economics of Socialism: An Overview of the Legacy," with J.E. King, in Socialist Thought in the Post Cold War Era, edited by P. Groenewegan and B. McFarlane and published by The Centre for the Study of the History of Economic Thought in 1994.
  10. "Value Theory and Russian Marxism Before the Revolution," with J.E. King, in Socialism and Marginalism in Economics: 1870-1930, edited by I. Steedman, and to be published by Routledge in 1995, pp. 224-57.
  11. "The Rational Choice Marxism of John Roemer: A Critique," in Critical Assessments of Leading Economists, edited by J.C. Wood, and to be published by Routledge in 1995. (Reprinted from the Review of Social Economy).
  12. "Whatever Happened to Imperialism?" with J.E. King, in Imperialism: Critical Appraisals, edited by R.H. Chilcote, to be published by Kluwer Academic Press in 1998, pp. 19-40.
  13. "The Stalinist Counter-Revolutions" in Capitalism, Socialism and Political Economy, edited by R. Pollin and published by Edward Elgar in 2000, pp. 279-99. Jointly written with J.E. King.
  14. "Ronald Meek and the Rehabilitation of Surplus Economics," with J.E. King, in Historians of Economics and Economic Thought, edited by S.G. Median and W.J. Samuels, published by Kluwer Academic Press in 2001.
  15. "Classical Liberalism in an Environment of Rational Choice Involving Commitment and Security as Well as Greed," with R. Kumar, in Keynes, Knowledge and Uncertainty, edited by S. Dow and J. Hillard  to be published by Edward Elgar in 2002, pp. 128-47.

Translated works and foreign editions

  1. L'Economia Politica di Marx, Italy, Liguori Editore, 1980. (This is the Italian translation of the first edition of The Political Economy of Marx, U.K., Longman, 1975.)
  2. Theorias Modernas Da Distribuicao De Renda, Brazil, Zahar Editores, 1981. (This is the Portuguese edition of Modern Theories of Income Distribution, U.K., Macmillan, 1979.)
  3. A History of Marxian Economics: Volume I. Published in Japanese with a new introduction in 1998 by Nakanishiya Shuppan, Tokyo.
  4. A History of Marxian Economics: Volume II. Published in Japanese with a new introduction in 1999 by Nakarishiya Shuppan, Tokyo.
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo