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About HOWARD J SHERMAN

Howard J. Sherman is a Visiting Researcher in the Political Science Department, University of California at Los Angeles. He is Professor of Economics Emeritus at University of California, Riverside, where he chaired the Economics Department. Professor Sherman has published 21 books and over 100 academic articles. Within economics, he has written on the business cycle, as well as on the evolution of different economic systems. He has written both advanced monographs and textbooks, including, with Michael Meeropol, Principles of Macroeconomics: Activist vs. Austerity Policies (M. E. Sharpe 2013).
Conservatives argue we cannot afford free universal health care, free higher education, or other progressive proposals. Professor Sherman champions the progressive belief that what we can no longer afford is the elitist, conservative economic and political policies that have transferred most of our world’s wealth into the hands of a few at the expense of the many. His most recent book, Inequality, Boom, and Bust: From Billionaire Capitalism to Equality and Full Employment reveals new evidence showing how economic inequality is caused by the constant cycle of booms and busts which leads to soaring profits for the rich while workers’ wages stagnate. The book presents several progressive policies that would greatly reduce both unemployment and inequality. The book underlines that extreme inequality is the primary cause of economic recessions and depressions.

Positions

Present Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of California, Riverside
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Present Visiting Scholar in Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
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Research Interests

Business Cycles, Comparative Economic Systems, Marxist Social Science, and Methodology of Social Science

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Honors and Awards

  • Thorstein Veblen-John R. Commons Award from Association For Evolutionary Economics, San Diego, 2004
  • FESTSCHRIFT: Robert Pollin, Editor. 2000. Capitalism, Socialism, and Radical Political Economy: Essays in Honor of Howard j. Sherman. Northampton, Massachusetts: Edward Elgar.

Contact Information

Email: sherman@polisci.ucla.edu

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Recent Works (2)

Politics, Marxist Methods, and History (13)

Vita and Autobiography (4)

Crises and Business Cycles (10)