Statement on OWS


Economists Statement in Support of Occupy Wall Street

We are economists who oppose ideological cleansing in the economics profession. Equally we oppose political cleansing in the vital debate over the causes and consequences of our current economic crisis.

We support the efforts of the Occupy Wall Street movement across the country and across the globe to liberate the economy from the short-term greed of the rich and powerful “one percent”.

We oppose cynical and perverse attempts to misuse our police officers and public servants to expel advocates of the public good from our public spaces.

We extend our support to the vision of building an economy that works for the people, for the planet, and for the future, and we declare our solidarity with the Occupiers who are exercising our democratic right to demand economic and social justice.


Gerald Epstein / University of Massachusetts Amherst

James K. Boyce / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Taro Abe / Nagoya Gakuin University

Fikret Adaman / Bogazici University

MJ Adams-Pullan / Habitat for Humanity Pioneer Valley

Bengi Akbulut / University of Manchester

Randy Albelda / University of Massachusetts Boston

Michael Albert / Z Communications

Sylvia A. Allegretto / University of California Berkeley

Gar Alperovitz / University of Maryland

Jack Amariglio / Merrimack College

Nurul Aman / University of Massachusetts Boston

Amin Salah Amin / Ain Shams University Cairo

Mesele Araya / University of Gondar

Miguel Arce / Universidad del Valle

Mohamed Ariff / International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance

Michael Ash / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Enid Arvidson / University of Texas at Arlington

Dennis Badeen / York University

Lee Badgett / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ron Baiman / Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

Dean Baker / Center for Economic and Policy Research

Samuel L. Baker / Purdue University

Scott Baker / Public Banking Institute

Erdogan Bakir / Bucknell University

Benjamin Balak / Rollins College

Radhika Balakrishnan / Rutgers University

Fabian Balardini / Borough of Manhattan Community College

Erol Balkan / Hamilton College

Nesecan Balkan / Hamilton College

Ahmet Baytas / Montclair State University

Nina Banks / Bucknell University

Sundari Baru

Deepankar Basu / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Philippe Batifoulier / University of Paris West

Michael Beggs / University of Sydney

José Bellver/ Complutense University of Madrid

Suzanne Bergeron / University of Michigan Dearborn

Janis Berzins / Riga Stradins University

Ravi Bhandari / St. Mary’s College

Carole Biewener / Simmons College

Marc Bilodeau / Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

Cyrus Bina / University of Minnesota

Peter C. Bloch / University of Wisconsin-Madison

Frederic Boccara / Université de Paris 13

Raford Boddy / San Diego State University

Matthew Bolton / Pace University

James F. Booker / Siena College

Sam Boshra

Roger Even Bove / West Chester University

Elissa Braunstein / Colorado State University

Garth A. Brazelton / Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Neil Brenner / Harvard University

Ted Burczak  /Denison University

Raymond Butler / University of San Diego

Antonio Callari / Franklin and Marshall College

Isabela Prado Callegari – São Paulo School of Economics

Duncan Cameron / Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Al Campbell / University of Utah

Gerald Campbell / University of Wisconsin Madison

Martha Campbell / Potsdam College (SUNY)

Emanuele Campiglio / New Economics Foundation

Juan Camilo Cardenas / Universidad de Los Andes

John Carlisle / Sheffield Business School

Bruce E. Carpenter / Mansfield University

Jessica Carrick-Hagenbarth / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Scott Carter / University of Tulsa

Molly Scott Cato / Cardiff School of Management

Hugo E. A. da Gama Cerqueira / Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Paresh Chattopadhyay / University of Quebec

Robert Chernomas / University of Manitoba

Savvina Chowdhury / Evergreen State College

Jens Christiansen / Mount Holyoke College

Kimberly Christensen / Sarah Lawrence College

Alan B. Cibils / Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento

Tony Clark / Alberta Federation of Labour

Jennifer Cohen / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Marjorie Griffin Cohen / Simon Fraser University

Steve Cohn / Knox College

Alessio Conti / University of Rome

Michael E. Conroy / Colibri Consulting

Paul Cooney / Universidade Federal do Pará

Evelyn B. Córdova / La Universidad del Zulia

James V. Cornehls

Lilia Costabile / University of Naples

Eugene P. Coyle / Eco-Economics

J. Kevin Crocker / University of Massachusetts Amherst

James Crotty / University of Massachusetts Amherst

William Michael Cunningham / Creative Investment Research, Inc.

James M. Cypher / Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas

Omar S. Dahi / Hampshire College

Anita Dancs / Western New England University

Adel Daoud / University of Gothenburg

Julia Darby / University of Strathclyde

Leila Davis / UMass Amherst

Erik Dean / University of Missouri Kansas City

Carmen Diana Deere / University of Florida

Chase DeHan / University of Utah

Thomas DelGiudice / College at Old Westbury SUNY

Francois Delorme / Association des Economistes Québécois

Joao Paulo de Souza / University of Massachusetts Amherst

George DeMartino  / University of Denver

Serkan Demirkilic / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Maarten de Kadt

Hans Despain / Nichols College

Carlo D’Ippoliti / Sapienza University of Rome

Jonathan Diskin / Earlham College

Geert Dhondt / City University of New York

Thomas L. Dobbs / South Dakota State University

Ryan Dodd / Gettysburg College

David Donald / Glasgow Caledonian University

Peter Dorman / Evergreen State College

P.K. Dollar / PI Marketing Research

Laura Dresser / Center on Wisconsin Strategy

Mathieu Dufour / City University of New York

Lynn Duggan / Indiana University Bloomington

Anil Duman / Central European University

Amitava Krishna Dutt / University of Notre Dame

Gary Dymski / University of California Riverside

Marie Christine Duggan / Keene State College

Nina Eichacker / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Justin A. Elardo / Portland Community College

David Ellerman / University of California at Riverside

Khaled Elmawazini / Gulf University of Science and Technology

Benan Eres / Ankara University

Bilge Erten / United Nations, DESA

Paula Esteves / Federal University of Minas Gerais

Joshua Farley / University of Vermont

Ramon Garcia Fernandez / Universidade Federal do ABC

Antonio J. Fernos-Sagebien / Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico

Deborah M. Figart / The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Kade Finnoff / University of Massachusetts Boston

Tuathal Thomas Fitzsimmons / Greenfield Community College

Gary Flomenhoft / University of Vermont

Nancy Folbre / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Michael Fortunato / Williams College

Robert Francis / Shoreline Community College

L. Carlos Freire-Gibb / Aalborg University

Gerald Friedman / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Mark Friedman / South Central College

James K. Galbraith / University of Texas Austin

Robert F. Garnett / Texas Christian University

Heidi Garrett-Peltier / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Barbara Garson

David George / La Salle University

Robley E. George / Center for the Study of Democratic Societies

Armagan Gezici / Keene State College

G. Reza Ghorashi / Richard Stockton College

Helen Lachs Ginsburg / Brooklyn College CUNY

Norman Glickman / Rutgers University

David Gold / The New School

William W. Goldsmith / Cornell University

Don Goldstein / Allegheny College

Jonathan P. Goldstein / Bowdoin College

Christian Gormsen / Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne

Mitch Green / University of Missouri Kansas City

Robin Hahnel / American University

Jane V. Hall / California State University Fullerton

Jay P. Hamilton / City University of New York

Amy Hart / University of Sydney

Martin Hart-Landsberg / Lewis and Clark College

Pierre-Antoine Harvey / Institut de recherche et d’informations socio-économiques

Tom Healy / Economic Research Unit (Irish Congress of Trade Unions)

James Heintz / University of Massachusetts Amherst

John F. Henry / University of Missouri Kansas City

Doug Henwood / Left Business Observer

Arturo Hermann / ISTAT

Ivan-Dario Hernandez-Umaña / Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Conrad M. Herold / Hofstra University

Marianne Hill / Mississippi Center for Policy Research

Rod Hill / University of New Brunswick

Michael G. Hillard / University of Southern Maine

Larry Hochendoner / World Health Care Infrastructures

Wolfgang Hoeschele / Truman State University

Joan Hoffman / City University of New York

Sue Holmberg / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Kiaran Honderich / Williams College

Jong Haak Hong / Kyungwon University

Barbara Hopkins / Wright State University

Julio Huato / St. Francis College

Portia Hunt / United Nations Development Programme

Alan Hutton / Glasgow Caledonian University

Prue Hyman / Victoria University of Wellington (ret.)

Begoña Iglesias / University of Oviedo

John Ikerd / University of Missouri

Ruth Indeck / Economy Connection

Ryan Isakson / University of Toronto

Jean Jacobson / University of Minnesota Duluth

Frederic B. Jennings Jr. / Center for Ecological Economics and Ethical Education, Ipswich, MA

Tae-Hee Jo / Buffalo State College

Landy Johnson / Assumption College

Calanit Kamala / UC Berkeley

Emily Kawano / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Seçil Aysed Kaya / Ankara University

Serap A. Kayatekin / American College of Thessaloniki

Steve Keen / University of Western Sydney

Mehmet Rauf Kesici / Kocaeli University

Marlene Kim / University of Massachusetts Boston

Yun Kyu Kim / Trinity College

Mary C. King / Portland State University

Stephen Kinsella / University of Limerick

Robert Kirsch / Virginia Tech

Gerda Kits / The King’s University College

Mark Klinedinst / University of Southern Mississippi

Tim Koechlin / Vassar College

Charles Komanoff / Carbon Tax Center

Charalampos Konstantinidis / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Katharine Kontak / Bowling Green State University

Gonca Konyali / Dokuz Eylul University

Douglas Koritz / Buffalo Sate College SUNY

David Kotz / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Philip Kozel / Rollins College

David Kristjanson-Gural / Bucknell University

David Laibman / City University of New York

Eric Larsen / Public Policy Institute of California

Mehrene Larudee / Al-Quds Bard Honors College

Michael A. Lebowitz / Simon Fraser University

Chai-On Lee / Chonnam National University

Frederic Lee / University of Missouri Kansas City

Fernando Leiva / University at Albany (SUNY)

Gianmarco Leon / UC Berkeley

Charles Levenstein / University of Massachusetts Lowell

Margaret Levenstein / University of Michigan

Gerald Levy / LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)

Richard Lichty / University of Minnesota Duluth

Patricia J. Lindsey

Antonio Lopes / Second University of Naples

Jim Lorman / Edgewood College

Sean MacDonald / City University of New York

Arthur MacEwan / University of Massachusetts Boston

Fiona Maclachlan / Manhattan College

Brian K. MacLean / Laurentian University

Allan MacNeill / Webster University

Claudio Fernández Macor / Universidad Nacional del Litoral

Yahya M. Madra / Boğaziçi University

Felipe Mardones

Rasigan Maharajh / Tshwane University of Technology

Eric Malm / Cabrini College

Arindam Mandal / Siena College

Carlos Marentes / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Stephen A Marglin / Harvard University

John E. Peters / Marist College

Wesley Marshall / UAM-Iztapalapa

Stephanie Martin / Allegheny College

Thomas Masterson / Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

Julie Matthaei / Wellesley College

Peter Hans Matthews / Middlebury College

Matthew May / University of Missouri Kansas City

Elaine McCrate / University of Vermont

Joan McFarland / St. Thomas University

H. Neal McKenzie

Andrew Mearman / University of the West of England, Bristol

Matthieu Meaulle / Foundation for European Progressive Studies

Michael Meeropol / Western New England University

Ralph Meima / Marlboro College Graduate School

César Viteri Mejía / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Philip Mellizo / The College of Wooster

John D. Messier / University of Maine Farmington

Peter B. Meyer / University of Louisville

James Miehls / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Marcelo Milan / Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

John A. Miller / Wheaton College

Rob Moir / University of New Brunswick

Gary Mongiovi / St. John’s University

Mark Monsky / Wake Technical Community College

Fred Moseley / Mount Holyoke College

Albert Mosley / Smith College

Tracy Mott / University of Denver

Jamee K. Moudud / Sarah Lawrence College

Adil Mouhammed / University of Illinois at Springfield

Catherine P. Mulder / City University of New York

Marta Murray-Close / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ellen Mutari / The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Sirisha Naidu / Wright State University

Michele Naples / The College of New Jersey

Kamran Nayeri / University of California Berkeley

Jessica Gordon Nembhard / City University of New York

Julie A. Nelson / University of Massachusetts Boston

Reynold F. Nesiba / Augustana College

Emil Nieves-Mounier / Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico

Eric Nilsson / California State University San Bernardino

Laurie Nisonoff / Hampshire College

Richard B. Norgaard / University of California Berkeley

Bruce Norton / San Antonio College

Jennifer Olmsted / Drew University

Erik Olsen / University of Missouri Kansas City

Ozlem Onaran / University of Westminster

Hiroshi Onishi / Kyoto University

Shaianne Osterreich / Ithaca College

Miguel Otero-Iglesias / ESSCA – School of Management

Cem Oyvat / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Aaron Pacitti / Siena College

Thomas Palley / New America Foundation

Susan Parks / University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Leda Maria Paulani / University of São Paulo

Eva Paus / Mount Holyoke College

Samuel R Pavel / Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Ignacio Perrotini / Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Karl Petrick / Western New England University

Lynda Pickbourn / Keene State College

Bruce Pietrykowski / University of Michigan – Dearborn

Chiara Piovani / University of Denver

James Pittman / Prescott College

Nicolas Pons-Vignon / University of the Witwatersrand

Gabriel Porcile / Federal University of Parana

Stephen Posner / University of Vermont

Thomas Michael Power / University of Montana

Manisha Pradhananga / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Eleuterio F. S. Prado / University of Sao Paulo

Robert E. Prasch / Middlebury College

Paddy Quick / St. Francis College

Peter Radford

Elizabeth A. Ramey / Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Gilles Raveaud / University Paris 8

Wendy Rayack / Wesleyan University

Arslan Razmi / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Jack Reardon / Hamline University

Angelo Reati

Joseph Rebello / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sanjay G. Reddy / The New School for Social Research

Howard Reed / Landman Economics

Robert Reinauer / Rollins College

Stephen Resnick / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Cecilia Rio / Towson University

Meenakshi Rishi / Seattle University

Judith Robinson / Castleton State College

Igor Lopes Rocha / University of Cambridge

John Roche / St. John Fisher College

Charles P. Rock / Rollins College

Leopoldo Rodriguez / Portland State University

Jorge Rojas / University of Washington

Frank Roosevelt / Metropolitan College of New York

Luis D. Rosero / Fitchburg State University

Sergio Rossi / University of Fribourg

David F. Ruccio / University of Notre Dame

Héctor Sáez / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Miguel Salomão Junior / Universidade Federal do Paraná

Blair Sandler / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Toby Sanger / Canadian Union of Public Employees

John Sarich / Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Daniel E. Saros / Valparaiso University

Harwood D. Schaffer / University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

Helen Scharber / Hampshire College

Ted P. Schmidt / Buffalo State College

John Schmitt / Center for Economic and Policy Research

Alyssa Schneebaum / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Markus P. A. Schneider / University of Denver

Juliet Schor / Boston College

Michael Schreiber / Vienna University of Economics and Business

Eric A. Schutz / Rollins College

Elliott Sclar / Columbia University

Mario Seccareccia / University of Ottawa

Ian J. Seda-Irizarry / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Kristen Sheeran / Economics for Equity and the Environment

Barry Shelley / Brandeis University

Laurence Shute / California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Elizabeth Sloan / University of Utah

David L. Smith / Cyclical Investing

Bryan Snyder / Bentley University

Ceren Soylu / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Peter Spiegler / University of Massachusetts Boston

Janet Spitz / The College of Saint Rose

Jim Stanford / Canadian Auto Workers

Liz Stanton / Tufts University

Martha A. Starr / American University

Howard Stein / University of Michigan

Mark Stelzner / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Tamara Stenn / Keene State College

John Stifler / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Engelbert Stockhammer / Kingston University

Steven Stoft / Global Energy Policy Center

Ian C. Strachan / Nichols College

Roger K. Strickland / Santa Fe College

Sarah Surak / Virginia Tech

Masao Suzuki / Skyline College

Sydney Sweitzer / University of Montana

Behrouz Tabrizi / St. Francis College

Janet M. Tanski / University of Missouri

Linwood Tauheed / University of Missouri Kansas City

Kenna Taylor / Rollins College

Pavlina R. Tcherneva / Franklin and Marshall College

Hasan Tekgüç / Mardin Artuklu University

Frank Thompson / University of Michigan

Renee Toback / Empire State College

Jim Tober / Marlboro College

Zdravka Todorova / Wright State University

Junji Tokunaga / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Mariano Torras / Adelphi University

Mayo Toruño / California State University San Bernardino

Scott Trees / Siena College

Andrew Trigg / Open University

A. Dale Tussing / Syracuse University

Eric Tymoigne / Lewis and Clark College

Hasmet Uluorta / University of Miami

Lynn Unruh / University of Central Florida

Salimah Valiani / Ontario Nurses’ Association

Hendrik Van den Berg / University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Marjolein Van Der Veen

Nick Velluzzi / Walla Walla Community College

Roberto Veneziani / Queen Mary University of London

Matías Vernengo / University of Utah

Peter Victor / York University

Valerie Voorheis / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Mwangi wa Gĩthĩnji / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Daniel G. Weaver / Rutgers University

Gordon Weil / Moravian College

Erin Weir / United Steelworkers

Scott A. Weir / Wake Technical Community College

Thomas E. Weisskopf / University of Michigan

Julian Wells / Kingston University

Richard J White / Sheffield Hallam University

Rick Wicks / Göteborgs Universitet

Anastasia C. Wilson / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Maggie Winslow / Presidio Graduate School

Richard D. Wolff / University of Massachusetts Amherst

Marty Wolfson / University of Notre Dame

L. Randall Wray / University of Missouri Kansas City

Linus Yamane / Pitzer College

Yavuz Yaşar / University of Denver

Michael D. Yates / University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Jong-Il You / KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Ajit Zacharias / Bard College

Jeffrey Zink / Morningside College

Barbara Zoloth

Klara Zwickl / University of Massachusetts Amherst


Institutional affiliations listed for identification purposes only.