Faculty Profile

Jonathan Cogliano

Assistant Professor of Economics (2013)

Contact Information

coglianj@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 112
717.245.1841

Education

  • B.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2007
  • Ph.D., New School for Social Research, 2013

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

AMST 200 American Capitalism
Cross-listed with ECON 223-01 and SOCI 230-03.This course introduces students to the practice of Political Economy, which engages in a critical examination of the economic and social underpinnings of a capitalist society and their political and cultural effects. The course will analyze the U.S. economy within a global context and examine such issues as the social relations of production and distribution, markets, the labor process, cycles of growth and accumulation, and economic crises. Attention will be given to asymmetries of power and influence in government, media, and other institutions that shape American culture. Questions of the sustainability of capitalism and the viability of alternatives that could improve social and economic justice will be discussed.

AMST 200 American Capitalism
Cross-listed with ECON 223-02 and SOCI 230-04.This course introduces students to the practice of Political Economy, which engages in a critical examination of the economic and social underpinnings of a capitalist society and their political and cultural effects. The course will analyze the U.S. economy within a global context and examine such issues as the social relations of production and distribution, markets, the labor process, cycles of growth and accumulation, and economic crises. Attention will be given to asymmetries of power and influence in government, media, and other institutions that shape American culture. Questions of the sustainability of capitalism and the viability of alternatives that could improve social and economic justice will be discussed.

ECON 223 American Capitalism
Cross-listed with AMST 200-04 and SOCI 230-04.

ECON 223 American Capitalism
Cross-listed with AMST 200-03 and SOCI 230-03.

SOCI 230 American Capitalism
Cross-listed with AMST 200-03 and ECON 223-01.This course introduces students to the practice of Political Economy, which engages in a critical examination of the economic and social underpinnings of a capitalist society and their political and cultural effects. The course will analyze the U.S. economy within a global context and examine such issues as the social relations of production and distribution, markets, the labor process, cycles of growth and accumulation, and economic crises. Attention will be given to asymmetries of power and influence in government, media, and other institutions that shape American culture. Questions of the sustainability of capitalism and the viability of alternatives that could improve social and economic justice will be discussed.

SOCI 230 American Capitalism
Cross-listed with AMST 200-04 and ECON 223-02.This course introduces students to the practice of Political Economy, which engages in a critical examination of the economic and social underpinnings of a capitalist society and their political and cultural effects. The course will analyze the U.S. economy within a global context and examine such issues as the social relations of production and distribution, markets, the labor process, cycles of growth and accumulation, and economic crises. Attention will be given to asymmetries of power and influence in government, media, and other institutions that shape American culture. Questions of the sustainability of capitalism and the viability of alternatives that could improve social and economic justice will be discussed.

ECON 314 Adv Marxian Political Economy
This course surveys the major aspects of Classical and Marxian approaches to understanding the capitalist world. The aim is to develop a deep understanding of the theoretical apparatus employed by the Classicals and Marx in order to confront modern issues of distribution, growth, finance, and crisis. The course will survey primary texts by the Classicals and Marx, as well as modern literature in this tradition in order to allow engagement with the cutting edge of this body of thought. The topics covered will include: the labor theory of value, Marx’s theory of money, the tendencies of capitalist accumulation, social reproduction, the relationship of modern financial markets to the rest of the economy, the root causes of severe economic crises, and the possible limits of economic growth.