David Laibman

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David Laibman (born December 25, 1942) is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He received a Ph.D. in Economics in 1973 at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York.[1] His dissertation, The Invariance Condition for Value-Price Transformation in a Linear, Non-Decomposable Two-Sector Model, dealt with problems in Marxist value theory.[2] Laibman teaches economic theory, political economy, and mathematical economics, at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels at CUNY.[1]

He is the Editor of Science & Society, a quarterly Marxist journal founded in 1936.[3]

Laibman is the author of four books: Value, Technical Change and Crisis: Explorations in Marxist Economic Theory (1992), Capitalist Macrodynamics: A Systematic Introduction (1997), Deep History: A Study in Social Evolution and Human Potential (2007), and Political Economy After Economics: Scientific Method and Radical Imagination (2012).[1]

He is also a fingerstyle guitarist, especially its application to the ragtime music of the early twentieth century. With Eric Schoenberg, Laibman recorded The New Ragtime Guitar for Folkways Records in 1970. His solo album, Classical Ragtime Guitar, was released by Rounder Records in 1980.[4] Laibman has worked with a variety of artists in the early folk world, using his advanced finger picking technique. One notable album is "Way Out West" by Scottish Folksinger Alex Campbell, in 1963. Of note is the track "Orange Blossom Special" which showcases the talent that Laibman was developing.

He issued a DVD, Guitar Artistry of David Laibman Stefan Grossman Guitar Workshop, 2007.

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