(interviewee)Robert L. Heilbroner
(subject)David M. Gordon
(subject)New School (New York, N.Y.). New School Archives and Special Collections
October 8 2012
In this audio interview with librarian Carmen Hendershott, economics professor Teresa Ghilarducci describes the New School for Social Research’s Economics Department as distinctive in its determination to see economics as a discipline that increases the understanding of “the culture of society and its material base” by looking at the study, advancement and interpretation of economics as “part of a political and cultural project.” Ghilarducci discusses the impact of students on New York City’s population, and identifies international students as contributing substantially to the Economics Department, especially students from India, Austria, and Pakistan. Ghilarducci closes by mentioning the research projects of her colleagues Willi Semmler, Lance Taylor, Duncan Foley, Lopa Banerjee and Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, many of which are informed by environmental and social justice concerns. Interview takes place in Ghilarducci's office at The New School.
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