ABOUT URPE: URPE History

General History.

1968. Radical Economics. A Prospectus.

1993.  Michael Reich. Radical Economics in Historical Perspective.

2004. Frederic Lee. History and Identity: The Case of Radical Economics and Radical Economists, 1945 - 1970.

2006. Frederic Lee. Introduction to the RRPE special issue on the history of heterodox economics. (Vol 38, No 4)

2008. Howard Watchel's comments at the URPE/RRPE 40th Birthday celebration.

2009. Tiago Mata's essay, particularly on the rise and subsequent history of the Harvard part of the economic radicalization at the end of the 1960s that various URPE people were important in (and it was important to the birth of URPE).

2014.  Thomas E. Weisskopf. Reflections on 50 Years of Political Economy.  Review of Radical Political Economics  Vol. 46(4) 437–447.

2014. Nancy Folbre. Comments on Tom Weisskopf's David Gordon Memorial Lecture. Review of Radical Political Economics   Vol. 46(4) 448–450

2015.  Michael Zwieg. Complicating the Labor Market as a Social Institution Review of Radical Political Economics Vol. 47(4) 572–578.

Economic analyses of labor markets in the URPE tradition developed several key observations that have challenged mainstream analysis, including the recognition that production is a social process that enmeshes its participants in conflicted social relationships based on power, that labor markets are segmented systematically by race and gender, and that the labor process is also divided between productive and unproductive labor, which have contributed to challenges to the supposed link between labor productivity and wages and the claimed power of education as a force to dissolve class differences.

Other

Sam Bowles and Ton Weisskopf. David M. Gordon: Radical Political Economist and Activist (1944-1996) Review of Radical Political Economics Winter 1999 31(1): 1-15

Rajesh Bhattacharya and Ian J. . Seda-Irizarry. Recentering Class in Critical Theory: A Tribute to Stephen. A. Resnick Review of Radical Political Economics December 2015 47: 669-678

In 2014 Eric Olsen interviewed Fred Lee.  The first part of this interview is available on the URPE YouTube channel.  Topics include how Lee got interested in economics (at 9 minutes 30 seconds in the interview),  economic training (11:33), and his time at the Rutgers graduate economics program (19:12).  (July 16, 2015)