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Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies


The Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism

and promote theoretical and analytic tools that

Studies brings together faculty and students

can help its scholars envision and instantiate

for interdisciplinary conversations around

different and better economies—local and

theoretical approaches to and analytic

global—for the future.

methods for the study of capitalism in its myriad forms. Affiliated faculty and students share a

The Center for Capitalism Studies seeks to devise a common language with which capitalism can be understood, analyzed,

commitment to critical thought, ethical

interpreted, and engaged—with rigor, with

reflection, and real-world relevance in their

precision, and in a manner that is accessible

research fields, which include the history of

to the broadest possible audience. Our

capitalism, economic sociology, international

program supports diverse inquiries into the

political economy, heterodox economics,

major structuring force in contemporary

critical theory, economic anthropology, and

society, posing questions both timeless

science and technology studies. Our graduate

and pressing.

and undergraduate courses examine the basic logic of capitalism (as conceived by a range of theorists), its culturally and historically specific varieties, and its ability to structure our political possibilities and creative endeavors. Through interdisciplinary research and teaching, the Center for Capitalism Studies aims to develop

Fig. 6 Economist Robert Heilbroner at The New School for Social Research.

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