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    From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics: The Shifting Boundaries Between Economics and Other Social Sciences.Ben Fine & Dimitris Milonakis - 2009 - Routledge.
    Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant orthodoxy, that has, nonetheless, increasingly directed its attention to appropriating the subject matter of other social sciences through the process termed "economics imperialism". In other words, the book addresses the shifting boundaries between (...)
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    From Political Economy to Economics: Method, the Social and the Historical in the Evolution of Economic Theory.Dimitris Milonakis & Ben Fine - 2008 - Routledge.
    Economics has become a monolithic science, variously described as formalistic and autistic with neoclassical orthodoxy reigning supreme. So argue Dimitris Milonakis and Ben Fine in this new major work of critical recollection. The authors show how economics was once rich, diverse, multidimensional and pluralistic, and unravel the processes that lead to orthodoxy’s current predicament. The book details how political economy became economics through the desocialisation and the dehistoricisation of the dismal science, accompanied by the separation of economics from the other (...)
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    Social Capital Versus Social Theory: Political Economy and Social Science at the Turn of the Millennium.Ben Fine - 2001 - Routledge.
    Ben Fine traces the origins of social capital through the work of Becker, Bourdieu and Coleman and comprehensively reviews the literature across the social sciences. The text is uniquely critical of social capital, explaining how it avoids a proper confrontation with political economy and has become chaotic. This highly topical text addresses some major themes, including the shifting relationship between economics and other social sciences, the 'publish or perish' concept currently burdening scholarly integrity, and how a social science interdisciplinarity requires (...)
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    Locating Financialisation.Ben Fine - 2010 - Historical Materialism 18 (2):97-116.
    The notion of financialisation as the exploitation or expropriation of workers’ wages in the sphere of exchange is taken as a critical point of departure. In this way, financialisation is more deeply rooted in contemporary developments, including the slowdown preceding the current global crisis, and in Marx’s own theory of finance. Financialisation is seen to represent the increasing penetration of interest-bearing capital across economic and social reproduction and to be a key defining moment of neoliberalism.
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  5. ‘Useless but True’: Economic Crisis and the Peculiarities of Economic Science.Dimitris Milonakis & Ben Fine - 2011 - Historical Materialism 19 (2):3-31.
    The recent economic crisis has brought to the fore another crisis that has been going on for many years, that of economic theory. The latter failed to predict and, after the event, cannot offer an explanation of why it happened. This article sketches out why this is the case and what constitutes the crisis of economics. On this basis, the case is made for the revival of an interdisciplinary political economy as the only way for offering an explanation of the (...)
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    Production Vs. Realisation in Marx's Theory of Value: A Reply to Kincaid.Ben Fine & Alfredo Saad-Filho - 2008 - Historical Materialism 16 (4):167-180.
    In a review of our work, Kincaid suggests that we are 'productivist', reducing interpretation of Marx and capitalism to production at the expense of the relatively independent role that can be played by the value-form in general and by the money-form in particular. In response, we argue that he distorts interpretation of our work through this prism of production versus exchange, unduly emphasises the independence of exchange to the point of underconsumptionism, and simplistically collapses the mediation between production and exchange (...)
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    The Value Dimension : Marx Versus Ricardo and Sraffa.Ben Fine - 1986 - Routledge.
    The essays in this edited collection, first published in 1986, focus on important debates surrounding the central Marxian problem of the transformation of values into prices. The collection brings together major contributions on the value theory debate from the decade prior to the book’s publication, and assesses the debate’s significance for wider issues. Value theory emerges as much more than a technical relation between labour time and prices, and the structure of the capitalist economy is scrutinised. This is a relevant (...)
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    Debating the 'New' Imperialism.Ben Fine - 2006 - Historical Materialism 14 (4):133-156.
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    From Freakonomics to Political Economy.Ben Fine & Dimitris Milonakis - 2012 - Historical Materialism 20 (3):81-96.
    In this response to the symposium on our two books we try to deal as fully as possible in the brief space available with most of the major issues raised by our distinguished commentators. Although at least three of them are in agreement with the main thrust of the arguments put forward in our books, they all raise important issues relating to methodology, the history of economic thought, and a number of more specific issues. Our answer is based on the (...)
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    Capital Accumulation and the State System: Assessing David Harvey's The New Imperialism.Sam Ashman, Ellen Meiksins Wood, Noel Castree, Bob Sutcliffe, Robert Brenner, Alex Callinicos, Ben Fine, David Harvey, Michael A. Lebowitz & Stuart Elden - 2006 - Historical Materialism 14 (4):107-131.
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    La Financiarisation En Perspective.Ben Fine - 2012 - Actuel Marx 51 (1):73-85.
    Financialization in perspective This paper reviews various interpretations of the nature and effects of financialization, suggesting that finance has expanded disproportionately, with correspondingly negative effects on the volume and the efficiency of capital accumulation and causing dysfunction in economic and social reproduction, accordingly as finance incorporates a wider range of economic and social activities. This is important in order to understand the relatively slow growth since the end of the post-war boom and the causes and course of the current crisis. (...)
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    Intervention Debating Lebowitz: Is Class Conflict the Moral and Historical Element in the Value of Labour-Power?Ben Fine - 2008 - Historical Materialism 16 (3):105-114.
    Prompted by the debate over Michael Lebowitz's contributions on the relative absence of class struggle in Marx's Capital, this paper seeks to push analysis forward by closer examination of the notion of the value of labour-power. It does so by arguing that labour markets are structured, reproduced and transformed in complex and differentiated ways, whilst the moral and historical elements that make up the use-value interpretation of the value of labour-power also need to be addressed in a differentiated manner rather (...)
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  13. Production Versus Realisation: A Reply to Kincaid.Ben Fine & Alfredo Saad-Filho - 2008 - Historical Materialism 16 (4):191-204.
     
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    Dialectics and Crisis Theory: A Response to Tony Smith.Dimitris Milonakis, Costas Lapavitsas & Ben Fine - 2000 - Historical Materialism 6 (1):133-138.
    Brenner's ‘The Economics of Global Turbulence’ has induced a flood of responses, the vast majority of them critical, especially on grounds of method and theory. Tony Smith1 is an exception in seeking to defend Brenner, mostly by pushing his arguments further and by attacking his critics, including ourselves. In part, Smith interprets Brenner and credits him with positions that he can either defend for himself or, as we suspect, reject. Our concern in this reply is not to address issues through (...)
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    Collective Choice and Social Welfare: Economics Imperialism in Action and Inaction.Ben Fine - 2018 - Ethics and Social Welfare 12 (4):393-399.
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    Financialisation on the Rebound?Ben Fine - forthcoming - Actuel Marx.
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    An Extended Review of GA Cohen," Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality".Ben Fine - 1997 - Economics and Philosophy 13 (2):337-345.
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    Twixt Ricardo and Rubin: Debating Kincaid Once More.Alfredo Saad-Filho & Ben Fine - 2009 - Historical Materialism 17 (3):192-207.
    Our final instalment in the debate with Jim Kincaid argues that his value-analysis suffers from weaknesses associated with both Ricardian and Rubinesque interpretations of Marx. These approaches are methodologically flawed, because value-theory does not draw upon externally imposed theories or standards of logic or evidence to check the conceptual or empirical validity of its approach to the understanding of capitalism. Rather, Marxian value-theory involves reconstructing in thought the class-based production-processes underpinning capitalism through to their more complex and concrete consequences in (...)
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    Eleven Hypotheses on the Conceptual History of Social Capital.Ben Fine - 2007 - Political Theory 35 (1):47-53.
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    The Value Dimension : Marx Versus Ricardo and Sraffa.Ben Fine - 1986 - Routledge.
    The essays in this edited collection, first published in 1986, focus on important debates surrounding the central Marxian problem of the transformation of values into prices. The collection brings together major contributions on the value theory debate from the decade prior to the book’s publication, and assesses the debate’s significance for wider issues. Value theory emerges as much more than a technical relation between labour time and prices, and the structure of the capitalist economy is scrutinised. This is a relevant (...)
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    Prospecting for Political Economy.Ben Fine - 2011 - International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy 5 (3):204.
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    Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality, G. A. Cohen. Cambridge University Press, 1995, Cambridge, X + 277 Pages. [REVIEW]Ben Fine - 1997 - Economics and Philosophy 13 (2):337.
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  23. In and Against Orthodoxy : Teaching Economics in the Neoliberal Era.Ben Fine - 2019 - In Samuel Decker, Wolfram Elsner & Svenja Flechtner (eds.), Advancing pluralism in teaching economics: international perspectives on a textbook science. Routledge.
     
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