John Weeks (economist)

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John Weeks (born 1941) is an economist. He is a Professor Emeritus of the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. His research interests are in theoretical and policy-applied macroeconomics and development and he has published academic papers, books and policy reports in these areas.[1][2] He is credited with coining the phrase "quantity theory of competition" to reflect a proposition that more competition in various aspects of the markets (producers, consumers, and workers) will create a more efficient economy.[3]

In August 2015, Weeks endorsed Jeremy Corbyn's campaign in the Labour Party leadership election.[4]

Selected works[edit]

  • Economics of the 1% (2014)[2]
  • Capital, Exploitation and Economic Crisis (2011)[2]


  1. ^ SOAS staff listing Retrieved 14 September 2010
  2. ^ a b c Weeks' personal home page
  3. ^ Fine, Ben; Saad-Filho, Alfredo; Boffo, Marco (2012-01-01). The Elgar Companion to Marxist Economics. Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 12–. ISBN 9781781001226. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Labour party stands at a crossroads". The Guardian. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2017. 

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