Hillel H. Ticktin is a Marxist theorist and economist. He was born in South Africa in 1937 but had to leave to avoid arrest for political activism. He then lived and studied in the Soviet Union, where his PhD thesis, which was critical of official Communist Parties, was rejected. In 1965 he began teaching at Glasgow University, which in 2000 appointed him Professor of Marxist Studies. He retired in 2002. In 1973 he co-founded Critique, a Journal of Socialist Theory.
He is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Social Sciences Administration, and an Honorary Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences at Glasgow University.
- "A Marxist Political Economy of Capitalist Instability and the Current Crisis" Critique Vol.37.
- "Political Economy of a Disintegrating Stalinism" Critique Vol.36.
- "Decline as a Concept - and its Consequences" Critique Vol.34
- "Political Consciousness and its Conditions at the Present Time" Critique Vol.34
- "The US War on Iraq and the World Economy" Critique No.35/Vol.32
- "The Nature of an Epoch of Declining Capitalism" Critique No.26.
- Origins of the Crisis in the USSR: Essays on the Political Economy of a Disintegrating System, 1992. " Reviewed here".
- Gorbachev and Gorbachevism, 1989, ISBN 978-0714633602
- The Politics of Race: Discrimination in South Africa, 1991, London, ISBN 9780745304939
- The Ideas of Leon Trotsky, 1995, ISBN 978-1899438044
- Market Socialism: The Debate Among Socialists (with James Lawler, Bertell Ollman and David Schweickart), 1997, ISBN 0-415-91967-3
- Political Economy of the New South African Capitalism, 1998, ISBN 978-1899438051
- Marxism and the Global Financial Crisis, 2012, ISBN 978-0415828925
- Hillel Ticktin's 'Commentary on Crisis' editorials (published 4 times a year).