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ALLIN COTTRELL
Professor

 
B.A.-Oxford University
Ph.D.-University of Edinburgh 

Telephone: (336) 758-5762
Office: 214 Kirby Hall

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Curriculum Vitae

Born and raised in Scotland.  Earned a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh.  Moved to the U.S.A. in 1983 and taught at UNC-Chapel Hill and Elon College before coming to Wake Forest in 1989.  Research interests include the history of economic thought (Marx and Keynes in particular), issues in macroeconomics, and the theory of economic planning.  Other interests include computer programming and playing guitar (blues and fiddle-band music). 

Joined the WFU faculty in 1989, after moving from Scotland to North Carolina in 1983. Primary research interests lie in the economics of socialism, the history of economic thought, and econometrics.

COURSES TAUGHT

ECN 150 Introduction to Economics

ECN 201 Applied Econometrics

ECN 211 Macroeconomic Dynamics

ECN 215 Econometric Theory and Methods

ECN 265 Economic Philosophers

ECN 207 Intermediate Macroeconomics

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Clasical Econophysics (with W. Paul Cockshott, Greg Michaelson, Ian Wright and Victor Yakovenko), London and New York: Routledge, 2009.

“Computers and Economic Democracy” (with W. P. Cockshott), Revista de Economia Institucional}, vol. 19, 2008, 161-205.

“Demography and the falling rate of profit” (with W. P. Cockshott), Indian Development Review, vol. 4, no. 1, 2006, pp. 39-59.

“Reflections on Economic Democracy” (with W. P. Cockshott), in Paul Zarembka (ed.), The Capitalist State and its Economy; Democracy in Socialism. Research in Political Economy, vol. 22. Amsterdam and Oxford: Elsevier, 2005, pp. 217-58.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Lead author of the free, open-source, econometrics program, gretl ( http://gretl.sourceforge.net ). Keen amateur musician (guitar, fiddle, Cajun accordion).

 

 



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