Barkley Rosser


Professor, Economics and International Business; Kirby L. Cramer, Jr. Professor of Business Administration
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Areas of Expertise
  • Economic Theory
  • Complex Nonlinear Systems
  • Environmental and Ecological Economics
  • Urban and Regional Economics
  • Comparative Economic Systems
  • International Macroeconomics
  • Finance
Positions Held
  • James Madison University, Department of Economics, 1977-present
  • Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, Visiting Professor, Summer 2013; Summer 2015
  • Universidad de San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, Visiting Professor, Summer 2011
  • Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, Germany, Summer Institute, 2008
  • Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan, Visiting Professor, Summer 2005
  • Università Politechnica della Marche, Ancona, Italy, Visiting Professor, Summer 2004
  • University of Paris-South-XI-Sceaux, France, Visiting Professor, Fall 2002
  • University of Newcastle, Australia, Visiting Research Professor, Summer 1995
  • Umeå University, Sweden, Visiting Research Professor, Summer 1994
Select Publications

“Speculative Bubbles in Real Estate – A Post Global Financial Crisis Perspective,” (with Ehsan Ahmed and Jamshed Y. Uppal) Real Estate Finance, forthcoming.

“The Minsky Moment and the Revenge of Entropy,” Macroeconomic Dynamics, January 2020, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 7-23.

“Consistency and Incompleteness in General Equilibrium Theory,” (with Simone Landini and Mauro Gallegati), Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2020, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 205-230, https://doi.10.1007/s00191-018-0850-0

“Austrian Themes and the Cambridge Controversies in the Theory of Capital,” Review of Austrian Economics, 2020, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 415-431.

“The Economist Watcher: The Economic Contributions of David Colander,” (with Richard P.F. Holt), Review of Political Economy, 2018, vol. 30, no.4, pp. 534-555.

Awards and Recognitions
  • Phi Beta Kappa, first JMU faculty member honorary member, 2018-
  • Best Scholarly Paper, James Madison University College of Business, 2014
  • Ambassador of University of Urbino, Italy, 2012-
  • Recipient, Outstanding Faculty Award (OFA) by State Council on Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV), 2011.
  • Recipient of festschrift book: Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics, Finance, and the Social Sciences: Essays in Honour of John Barkley Rosser, Jr., edited by Gian-Italo Bischi, Carl Chiarella, and Laura Gardini, Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer, 2010.
  • Finalist, Outstanding Faculty Award (OFA) by State Council on Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV), 2010.
  • Fellow, Economists for Peace and Security, 2009-
  • Premier Who’s Who for Outstanding Professionals, 2009-2010.

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