William Milberg

Professor of Economics and Dean of New School of Social Research

New School for Social Research

William Milberg first joined The New School for Social Research in 1991 as assistant professor of economics. He became associate professor in 1998, and twice served as chair of the economics department in 1998 to 2001 and 2009 to 2012. His research focuses on globalization, outsourcing, employment and income distribution, international trade policy, and the history and philosophy of economics. Milberg’s latest book, Outsourcing Economics: Global Value Chains in Capitalist Development (Cambridge University Press) will appear this year. He also co-authored two books with Robert Heilbroner, author of The Worldly Philosophers and longtime professor at the NSSR: The Making of Economic Society (Prentice Hall, 2011) and The Crisis of Vision in Modern Economic Thought (Cambridge University Press, 1995). Milberg has published more than 50 academic journal articles and chapters, and has worked as a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme, the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the World Bank. He is on the editorial boards of Politics and Society, The International Labour Review, The International Review of Applied Economics, and the Forum for Social Economics. He earned a B.A. in French and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD. in Economics from Rutgers University.