Makoto Itoh (伊藤 誠, Itō Makoto, born April 20, 1936) is a Japanese economist and is considered internationally to be one of the most important scholars of Marx's theory of value. He teaches at Kokugakuin University, Tokyo, and is professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo.
He belongs to the school of economic thought founded by Kozo Uno and is one of the few Japanese Marxian economists who has published widely in English-language journals such as Science & Society, Monthly Review, Capital & Class, New Left Review and Ampo. He has published 24 books, of which 6 are in English, and 5 are translated and published in Chinese.
Books in English
- Value and Crisis (1980).
- The Basic Theory of Capitalism (1987)
- The world economic crisis and Japanese capitalism (1990)
- Political Economy for Socialism (1995)
- with Costas Lapavitsas, Political economy of money and finance (1999)
- The Japanese Economy Reconsidered (2000)
Articles in English
- Itoh, Makoto: "Money and credit in socialist economies: A reconsideration," Capital & Class, issue no. 60 (Autumn 1996). (retrieved from bnet 12-04-2010).
- Itoh, Makoto: "Skilled Labour in Value Theory" Capital & Class, issue no. 11 (Spring 1987) no. 1 pp. 39–58
- Itoh, Makoto: The Burst of Bubble and Political Economy of the 1990s Depression. (PDF)
- Filho, Alfredo Saad: Political Economy of Money and Finance.
- Foster, John Bellamy: Marxism and the Uno School. The Basic Theory of Capitalism: The Forms and Substance of the Capitalist Economy by Makoto Itoh.
- Lapavitsas, Costas: Political Economy for Socialism.
- Hampton, Matt: Hegemony, class struggle and the radical historiography of global monetary standards.
- William K. Tabb, William K.: Political Economy for Socialism. – book reviews.
- List of current publications
- World Association of Political Economy