Introductory Political Economy Macroeconomics and Microeconomics

Macroeconomics, by William Mitchell, L. Randall Wray and Martin Watts (April 2018). Text covers Principles and Intermediate, intended for 2 years.

Understanding Capitalism (4th ed.) by Samuel Bowles, Richard Edwards, Frank Roosevelt, and Mehrene Larudee (2018).

Microeconomic Theory: A Heterodox Approach, by Frederic Lee, edited by Tae-Hee Jo (2017).

Macroeconomics: a Critical Companion, by Ben Fine and Ourania Dimakou (2016)

An Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Heterodox Approach to Economic Analysis, by Louis-Philippe Rochon and Sergio Rossi (2016).

Microeconomics: Individual Choice in Communities (2nd ed.), by Gerald Friedman (2015).

Microeconomics of Complex Economies. Evolutionary, Institutional, Neoclassical, and Complexity Perspectives, by Wolfram Elsner, Torsten Heinrich and Henning Schwardt (2014).

Principles of Macroeconomics: Activist vs. Austerity Policies, by Howard Sherman and Michael A. Meeropol. (2013).

Economics: An Introduction to Traditional and Progressive Views (7th ed.) by E.K. Hunt and Howard J. Sherman (2008).

Microeconomics in Context by Neva Goodwin, Julie A. Nelson, Frank Ackerman, and Thomas Weisskopf (2008).

Macroeconomics in Context by Neva Goodwin; Julie A. Nelson; Jonathan Harris; With contributions by Brian Roach, GDAE, Tufts; and James Devine, Loyola Marymount University (2008).

Economics: A Tool for Critically Understanding Society (8th ed.) by Tom Riddell, Jean Shackelford, Steve Stamos, and Geoffrey Schneider (2007).

Reintroducing Macroeconomics: A Critical Approach by Steven Mark Cohn (2007).

Understanding Capitalism: Competition, Command, and Change (3rd ed.) by Samuel Bowles, Richard Edwards, and Frank Roosevelt (2005).

Neoclassical and Institutionalist Perspectives on Economic Behavior: Microeconomics by Susan Himmelweit, Roberto Simonetti, and Andrew Trigg (2001). (Intermediate-level text.)

Economics: A New Introduction by Hugh Stretton (2000).

Introduction to (and/or Intermediate) Political Economy

Understanding Capitalism (4th ed.) by Samuel Bowles, Richard Edwards, Frank Roosevelt, and Mehrene Larudee (2018).

Social Inequality, Economic Decline, and Plutocracy: An American Crisis (Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice), by Dale L. Johnson (2017).

Introduction to Political Economy (8th ed.), by Charles Sackrey, Geoffrey Schneider and Janet Knoedler (2016).

Macroeconomics: a Critical Companion, by Ben Fine and Ourania Dimakou (2016).

The Morality of Radical Economics: Ghost Curve Ideology and the Value Neutral Aspect of Neoclassical Economics, by Ron Baiman (2016).

Economics in the Twenty-First Century: A Critical Perspective, by Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson (2016).

The Profit Doctrine: Economists of the Neoliberal Era, by Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson (2016).

Contending Economic Theories, by Richard Wolff and Stephen Resnick (2012).

Debunking Economics. The Naked Emporer Dethroned? (2nd ed.), by Steve Keen (2011).

International Political Economy: Contrasting World Views by Raymond C. Miller (2008).

Understanding Capitalism: Competition, Command, and Change (3rd ed.) by Samuel Bowles, Richard Edwards, and Frank Roosevelt (2005).

Radical Political Economy by Charles A. Barone (2004).

The Political Economics of Capitalism by Mayo Toruno (2003).

Political Economy and Contemporary Capitalism: Radical Perspectives on Economic Theory and Policy edited by Ron Baiman, Heather Boushey, and Dawn Saunders (2000).

More Advanced Discussions of Heterodox Critiques of, and
Alternatives to, Neoclassical Theory

Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, and Crises, by Anwar Shaikh (2016).

Corporate Power, Oligopolies, and the Crisis of the State, by Luis Suarez-Villa (2016).

Foundations of Economics: A Beginner’s Companion by Yanis Varoufakis (1998).

Economics for Movement Activists

Amerikaganistan, Dystopia Inc. What Every Movement Activist Should Know, by Dale L. Johnson (2017).

Introduction to African American Economics

African Americans in the U.S. Economy edited by Cecilia A. Conrad, John Whitehead, Patrick Mason, and James Stewart (2005).

Leading Issues in Black Political Economy edited by Thomas D. Boston (2002).

Introduction to Ecological and Environmental Economics

Capitalism In the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital, by Jason W Moore (2015). 

The Ecological RIft: Capitalism’s War on the Earth, by Foster, John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York (2010).

Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications by Herman E. Daly and Joshua Farley (2004).

Introduction to Feminist Economics

Liberating Economics, by Drucilla Barker and Susan Feinder (2004).

Beyond Economic Man: Feminist Theory and Economics edited by Marianne A. Ferber and Julie A. Nelson (1993b). Second edition: Feminist Economics Today: Beyond Economic Man edited by Marianne A. Ferber and Julie A. Nelson (2003).

The Elgar Companion to Feminist Economics edited by Janice Peterson and Margaret Lewis (2001).

The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values by Nancy Folbre (2001).

Introduction to Institutionalist Economics

The Discretionary Economy: A Normative Theory of Political Economy by Marc R. Tool (2000).

Introduction to International Economics

International Economics. A Heterodox Approach (3d ed.), by Hendrik Van den Berg (2017).

Introduction to Marxist Economics

Marx’s Capital, by Ben Fine and Alfredo Saad-Filho (2004).

An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Marx’s Capital, by Michael Heinrich (2004).

Introduction to Post Keynesian Economics

Introduction to Post Keynesian Economics, by Marc Lavoie (2006).

Introduction to Post Keynesian Economics (2003) by Frederic S. Lee (available electronically from the author, For a more advanced discussion see Lee’s Post Keynesian Price Theory (1998).

A New Guide to post Keynesian Economics edited by Richard Holt and Steven Pressman (2001).

Alternative Principles of Economics by Stanley Bober (2001). (Intermediate level.)

Introduction to Social Economics

Economics for the Common Good: Two Centuries of Social Economic Thought in the Humanistic Tradition by Mark A. Lutz (1999).

Teaching the Social Economics Way of Thinking: Selected Papers from the Ninth World Congress of Social Economics edited by Edward J. O’Boyle (1999).

“Frontier Issues in Economic Thought.”

This is a collection of six edited volumes by researchers associated with the Global Development and Environment Institute. Each volume contains about fifty to one hundred short summaries of key book chapters and journal articles presenting largely heterodox views of the volume’s topic area. The individual volume titles are: A Survey of Ecological Economics, The Consumer Society, Human Well-Being and Economic Goals, The Changing Nature of Work, The Political Economy of Inequality, and A Survey of Sustainable Development: Social and Economic Dimensions.

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