Research

My research covers areas including: Classical/Marxian political economy; computational simulation methods; agent-based computational modeling; exploitation theory, particularly the relationship between exploitation and income and wealth inequality; the history of economic thought; and macroeconomics with a focus on growth, distribution, and climate change.

The general focus of my work in Classical/Marxian political economy is on themes in value theory and theories of exploitation and class, with a particular interest in the application of computational simulation methods to these topics. I am currently collaborating with Roberto Veneziani and Naoki Yoshihara on a project employing a computational simulation approach to study the dynamics of exploitation and class, as well as income and wealth inequality, in accumulating economies.

In addition to this collaboration, I work on the Classical/Marxian theory of value and its applications to contemporary questions in political economy. I have recently finished a co-authored book titled Value, Competition and Exploitation: Marx's Legacy Revisited, which applies modern tools of economic analysis to the Classical/Marxian tradition and argues that Marx's theory of value remains a valuable tool in understanding the structure and dynamics of capitalist economies. My other research along these lines is mostly organized around an agent-based computational approach to the labor theory of value, and studying the intellectual roots of the long-period method and the Classical/Marxian theory of labor mobility.

I also study the labor theory of value, and theories of value in general, in the history of economic thought. My current project in the history of economic ideas focuses on the history of economic theory, especially general equilibrium, from the 1960s onward.

Read more about my research by taking a look at my Articles & Book Chapters and my Books.