The Disciplines Series: Evaluation, Value, and Evidence

Value and Labor

Monday, February 4, 2013  6:15pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room


Free and open to the public

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Many economists and philosophers, ranging from Aquinas and Ibn Khaldun to Adam Smith and Marx, have declared deep connections between value and labor.  Is there such a connection?  And if so, what form does it take? Two of the most prominent economists on the Left—Prabhat Patnaik and John Roemer--respond to these questions and their relevance to the global political economy today.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


  • Featured Speaker

    John Roemer

    Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Professor of Political Science and Economics

    Yale University

  • Featured Speaker

    Prabhat Patnaik

    Professor Emeritus, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning

    Jawaharlal Nehru University

  • Moderator

    Duncan Foley

    Leo Model Professor of Economics

    The New School


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