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Fine, Ben

Ben Fine is Professor of Economics at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. He is the author of a number of works in the broad tradition of heterodox economics, and has made contributions on economics and social capital. Perhaps his most significant book to date is Social Capital versus Social Theory (2001). He took his doctorate in economics at the London School of Economics, under the supervision of Amartya Sen. Currently he is a member of the Social Science Research Committee of the UK’s Food Standards Agency.

Selection of recent publications:

Authored Books

Fine, Ben (2011) Social Capital versus Social Theory:: Political Economy and Social Science at the Turn of the Millennium. Turkish.

Fine, Ben (2010) Women's Employment and the Capitalist Family. London: Routledge Revival.

Fine, Ben (2010) Theories of Social Capital: Researchers Behaving Badly. Pluto. (IIPPE)

Fine, Ben and Saad Filho, Alfredo (2010) Marx's 'Capital', fifth edition. London: Pluto Press.

Fine, Ben (2010) Women's Employment and the Capitalist Family. London: Routledge. (Routledge revivals)

Fine, Ben and Milonakis, Dimitris (2009) From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics: The Shifting Boundaries Between Economics and Other Social Sciences. London; New York: Routledge. Winner of the Deutscher Memorial Prize for 2009.

Fine, Ben and Milonakis, Dimitris (2009) From Political Economy to Economics: Method, the Social and the Historical in the Evolution of Economic Theory. Routledge. Winner of the Gunnar Myrdal Prize for 2009.

Fine, Ben (2002) The World of Consumption. The Material and Cultural Revisited. London: Routledge.

Fine, Ben (2001) Social Capital versus Social Theory: Political Economy and Social Science at the Turn of the Millennium. London: Routledge.

Fine, Ben (1998) The Political Economy of Diet, Health and Food Policy. London: Routeldge. (Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy)

Fine, Ben (1997) Labour Market Theory: A Constructive Reassessment. London: Routeldge. (Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy)

Fine, Ben (1997) South Africa's Political Economy: From Minerals-Energy Complex to Industrialisation. London: Hurst.

Fine, Ben and Heasman, Michael and Wright, Judith (1995) Consumption in the Age of Affluence: The World of Food. London: Routeldge.

Edited Books

Saad Filho, Alfredo and Fine, Ben, eds. (2010) The Elgar Companion to Marxist Economics. Aldershot: Edward Elgar. (Forthcoming)

Bayliss, Kate and Fine, Ben, eds. (2007) Privatization and Alternative Public Sector Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa: Delivering on Electricity and Water. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Fine, Ben and Jomo, KS, eds. (2006) The New Development Economics: After the Washington Consensus. Delhi: Tulika; London: Zed Press.

Fine, Ben and Lapavitsas, Costas and Pincus , Jonathan, eds. (2001) Development policy in the 21st century: beyond the post-Washington consensus. London: Routledge.

Book Chapters

Fine, Ben (2011) 'Economics Imperialism.' In: Arestis, P. and Sawyer, M., (eds.), The Elgar Companion to Radical Political Economy, second edition. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. (Forthcoming)

Fine, Ben (2010) 'From the Political Economy of Development to Development Economics: Implications for Africa.' In: Padayachee, Vishnu, (ed.), The Political Economy of Africa. London: Routledge, pp. 60-82.

Fine, Ben (2010) 'Can South Africa Be a Developmental State.' In: Edigheji, Omano, (ed.), Constructing a Democratic Developmental State in South Africa Potentials and Challenges. Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council Press, pp. 169-182.

Fine, Ben (2010) 'Neo-Liberalism as Financialisation.' In: Saad-Filho , Alfredo and Yalman, Galip, (eds.), Transitions to Neoliberalism in Middle-Income Countries: Policy Dilemmas, Economic Crises, Mass Resistance. London: Routledge.

Fine, Ben (2010) 'Looking at the Crisis through Marx: Or Is It the Other Way about?' In: Kates, Steven, (ed.), The Meltdown of the World Economy: Alternative Perspectives on the Global Financial Crisis. Edward Elgar, pp. 51-64.

Fine, Ben and Ashman, Samantha and Newman , Susan (2010) 'The Developmental State and Post-Liberation South Africa.' In: Neeta , Misra-Dexter and Judith, February, (eds.), Testing Democracy: Which Way Is South Africa Going? Cape Town: ABC Press for Institute for a Democratic South Africa, pp. 23-45.

Fine, Ben (2010) 'Zombieconomics: The Living Death of the Dismal Science.' In: Birch, K and Mykhnenko, V, (eds.), The Rise and Fall of Neoliberalism: The Collapse of an Economic Order? London: Zed Books, pp. 53-70.

Saad Filho, Alfredo (2010) 'Transformation Problem.' In: Saad Filho, Alfredo and Fine, Ben, (eds.), The Elgar Companion to Marxist Economics. Aldershot: Edward Elgar. (Forthcoming)

Fine, Ben (2010) 'Zombieconomics: The Living Death of the Dismal Science in the Age of Neo-Liberalism.' In: Birch, K. and Mykhnenko , V., (eds.), The Rise and Fall of Neoliberalism: The Collapse of an Economic Order? London: Zed.

Fine, Ben (2010) 'The Developmental State?' In: Maharaj, B. and Desai , A. and Bond , P., (eds.), Zuma’s Own Goal: Losing South Africa’s ‘War on Poverty’. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, Inc, pp. 101-124. (In Press)

Fine, Ben (2010) 'Economics and Scarcity: With Amartya Sen as Point of Departure?' In: Mehta, Lyla, (ed.), The Limits to Scarcity: contesting the politics of allocation. London: Earthscan, pp. 89-107.

Fine, Ben (2010) 'Social Capital.' In: Cornwall, Andrea and Eade, Deborah, (eds.), Deconstructing Development Discourse: Buzzwords and Fuzzwords. Rugby: Practical Action Publishing, pp. 123-134.

Fine, Ben (2010) 'Da Financeirizacao da Economia ao Neoliberalismo – a Atracco do Neoliberalismo.' In: Financeirizacao da Economia: A Ultima Fase do Neoliberalismo. LIVRE, pp. 95-124.

Fine, Ben (2006) 'Joseph Stiglitz.' In: Simon, D., (ed.), Fifty Key Thinkers on Development. London: Routledge, pp. 247-252.

Fine, Ben (2006) 'Addressing the Consumer.' In: Trentmann, F., (ed.), The Making of the Consumer: Knowledge, Power and Identity in the Modern World. UK: Berg, pp. 291-311.

Fine, Ben (2006) 'Financial Programming and the IMF: the developmental state and the political economy of development.' In: Fine, Ben and Jomo, K.S., (eds.), The New Development Economics: After the Washington Consensus. New Delhi: Tulika, pp. 87-100.

Fine, Ben (2006) 'New Growth Theory: More Problem than Solution.' In: Fine, Ben and Jomo, K.S., (eds.), The New Development Economics: After the Washington Consensus. New Delhi: Tulika, pp. 68-86.

Fine, Ben (2006) 'Kicking Away the Logic: Free Trade is Neither the Question Nor the Answer for Development.' In: Fine, Ben and Jomo, K.S., (eds.), The New Development Economics: After the Washington Consensus. New Delhi: Tulika, pp. 46-67.

Fine, Ben (2006) 'Introduction: The Economics of Development and the Development of Economics.' In: Fine, Ben and Jomo, K.S., (eds.), The New Development Economics: After the Washington Consensus. New Delhi: Tulika, xv-xxii.

Fine, Ben (2006) 'The Developmental State and the Political Economy of Development.' In: Fine, Ben and Jomo, K.S., (eds.), The New Development Economics: After the Washington Consensus. New Delhi: Tulika, pp. 101-122.

Fine, Ben (2006) 'The New Development Economics.' In: Fine, Ben and Jomo, K.S., (eds.), The New Development Economics. After the Washington Consensus. New Delhi; London: Tulika Books & Zed Books, pp. 1-20.

Fine, Ben (2006) 'Social Capital.' In: Clark , D., (ed.), The Elgar Companion to Development Studies. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Fine, Ben and Van Waeyenberge, Elisa (2005) 'Correcting Stiglitz: From Information to Power in the World of Development.' In: Panitch, Leo and Leys, Colin, (eds.), Socialist Register 2006: telling the truth. London: Merlin Press.

Fine, Ben (2005) 'Social Policy and Development: Social Capital as Point of Departure.' In: Mkandawire , Thandike, (ed.), Social Policy in a Development Context. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 80-96.

Fine, Ben (2005) 'Beyond the Developmental State: Towards a Political Economy of Development.' In: Lapavitsas, Costas and Noguchi, M., (eds.), Beyond Market-Driven Development: Drawing on the Experience of Asia and Latin America. London: Routledge, pp. 17-33.

Fine, Ben (2005) 'If Social Capital Is the Answer, We Have the Wrong Question.' In: Social Capital, Civil Renewal and Ethnic Diversity: Proceedings of a Runnymede Conference. London: Runnymede Trust, pp. 75-81.

Fine, Ben (2004) 'Addressing the Critical and the Real in Critical Realism.' In: Lewis, P., (ed.), Transforming Economics: Perspectives on the Critical Realist Project. London: Routledge, pp. 202-226.

Fine, Ben (2004) 'From Bourdieu to Becker: Economics Confronts the Social Sciences.' In: Arestis, P. and Sawyer, M., (eds.), The Rise of the Market. Camberley: Edward Elgar, pp. 76-106.

Fine, Ben (2004) 'Economics Imperialism as Kuhnian Revolution.' In: Arestis, P. and Sawyer, M., (eds.), The Rise of the Market. Camberley: Edward Elgar, pp. 107-144.

Fine, Ben (2003) 'Capital Theory.' In: King, J., (ed.), The Elgar Companion to Post Keynesian Economics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 51-57.

Fine, Ben (2003) 'An Extraordinary Discipline.' In: Fullbrook, E., (ed.), The Crisis in Economics, The Post-Autistic Economics Movement: The First 600 Days. London: Routledge, pp. 147-149.

Fine, Ben (2003) 'New Growth Theory.' In: Chang, H.-J., (ed.), Rethinking Development Economics. London: Anthem Press, pp. 201-217.

Fine, Ben (2003) 'Contesting Labour Markets.' In: Saad-Filho, A., (ed.), Anti-Capitalism: A Marxist Introduction. London: Pluto Press, pp. 82-93.

Fine, Ben (2003) 'Value Theory and the Study of Contemporary Capitalism: A Continuing Commitment.' In: Westra , R. and Zuege , A., (eds.), Value and the World Economy Today. London: MacMillan.

Fine, Ben (2003) 'Beyond the Developmental State: Towards a Political Economy of Development.' In: Hirakawa, H. and Noguchi, M. and Sano, M., (eds.), Beyond Market-Driven Development: A New Stream of Political Economy of Development [in Japanese]. Tokyo: Nihon Hyoron Sha, pp. 21-43.

Fine, Ben (2002) 'The World Bank's Speculation on Social Capital: Bursting the Bubble.' In: Pincus, Jonathan and Winters, Jeffrey, (eds.), Reinventing the World Bank. London: Cornell University Press .

Fine, Ben (2001) 'Neither the Washington nor the post-Washington consensus: an introduction.' In: Fine, Ben and Lapavitsas, C. and Pincus, J., (eds.), Development policy in the 21st century: beyond the post-Washington consensus. London: Routledge, pp. 1-27.

Fine, Ben (2001) 'The Social Capital of the World Bank.' In: Fine, Ben and Lapavitsas, C. and Pincus, J., (eds.), Development policy in the 21st century : beyond the post-Washington consensus. London: Routledge, pp. 136-154.

Fine, Ben and Rose, P. (2001) 'Education and the post-Washington consensus.' In: Fine, Ben and Lapavitsas, C. and Pincus, J., (eds.), Development policy in the 21st century : beyond the post-Washington consensus. London: Routledge, pp. 155-175.

Fine, Ben and Padayachee, V. (2001) 'A Sustainable Macroeconomic Growth Path for South Africa?' In: Coetzee, J., (ed.), Development: Theory, Policy and Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 269-281.

Fine, Ben (2001) 'Entry.' In: Arestis, P. and Sawyer, M., (eds.), A Biographical Dictionary of Dissenting Economists, second edition. Surrey: Edward Elgar, pp. 172-179.

Fine, Ben and Boateng, K. (2000) 'The Labour Market.' In: Aryeetey, E. and Harrigan, J. and Nissanke, M., (eds.), Economic Reforms in Ghana: The Miracle and the Mirage. Oxford: James Currey, pp. 227-245.

Fine, Ben (2000) 'ESOP's Fable: Golden Egg or Sour Grapes?' In: Toporowski, J., (ed.), Political Economy and the New Capitalism: Essays in Honour of Sam Aaronovitch. London: Routledge, pp. 179-193.

Fine, Ben and Green, F. (2000) 'Economics, Social Capital and the Colonisation of the Social Sciences.' In: Baron, S., (ed.), Social Capital: Critical Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 78-93.

Fine, Ben (2000) 'Ben FINE.' In: Arestis, P. and Sawyer, M., (eds.), A Biographical Dictionary of Dissenting Economists. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 172-179.

Fine, Ben (2000) 'Industrial and Energy Policy: A Partial Review.' In: Elbadawi, I. and Hartzenberg, T., (eds.), Development Issues in South Africa. London: MacMillan, pp. 110-142.

Fine, Ben and Padayachee, V. (2000) 'A Sustainable Growth Path?' In: Friedman , S., (ed.), South African Review, vol. 8. Pretoria: HSRC.

Fine, Ben (1999) 'Privatization: Theory with Lessons from the United Kingdom.' In: Vlachou , A., (ed.), Contemporary Economic Theory: Radical Critiques of Neoliberalism. London: MacMillan, pp. 41-66.

Fine, Ben (1998) 'The Triumph of Economics: Or ‘Rationality’ Can Be Dangerous to Your Reasoning.' In: Carrier, James and Miller, Daniel, (eds.), Virtualism: The New Political Economy. Oxford: Berg, pp. 49-73.

Fine, Ben and Heasman, M. and Wright, J. (1998) 'What We Eat and Why: A Socioeconomic Approach to Standard Items in Food Consumption.' In: Murcott , A., (ed.), The Nation's Diet: The Social Science of Food Choice. Longman, pp. 95-111.

Fine, Ben (1997) 'Industrial and Energy Policy.' In: Michie, J. and Padayachee, V., (eds.), The Political Economy of South Africa's Transition. London: Dryden Press, pp. 125-153.

Fine, Ben (1996) 'From Political Economy to Consumption.' In: Miller, D., (ed.), Acknowledging Consumption. London: Routledge, pp. 127-163.

Fine, Ben (1994) 'From Marx to Morishima.' In: Mohun , S., (ed.), Debates in Value Theory. London: MacMillan, pp. 91-95.

Fine, Ben (1994) 'Segmented Labour Market Theory.' In: Arestis, P., (ed.), Handbook of Radical Political Economy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Articles

Fine, Ben and Ashman, Sam and Newman , Susan (2011) 'Amnesty International?: The Nature, Scale and Impact of Capital Flight from South Africa.' Journal of Southern African Studies, 37 (1). pp. 7-25.

Fine, Ben (2010) 'Because You’re Worth It?' New Humanist . pp. 38-39.

Fine, Ben (2010) 'Looking at the Crisis through Marx: Or Is It the Other Way about?' China Review of Political Economy, 1 (1). pp. 126-135.

Fine, Ben and Gong, Gimm and Heesang, Jeon (2010) 'Value is as Value Does: Twixt Knowledge and the World Economy.' Capital and Class (100). pp. 69-83.

Fine, Ben (2010) 'Global Economic Crisis: Some Questions and Alternative.' South African Labour Bulletin, 34 (1). pp. 41-43.

Fine, Ben (2010) 'Global Economic Crisis: Implementing Industrial and Social Policy.' South African Labour Bulletin, 34 (2). pp. 46-47.

Fine, Ben (2010) 'Beyond the Tragedy of the Commons: A Discussion of Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action.' Perspectives on Politics, 8 (2). pp. 583-586.

Fine, Ben (2010) 'Engaging the MEC: Or a Few of My Views on a Few Things.' Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa (71). pp. 26-49. (Forthcoming)

Fine, Ben (2010) 'Locating Financialisation.' Historical Materialism, 18 (2). pp. 97-116.

Fine, Ben and Ashman, Sam and Newman, Susan (2010) 'The Crisis in South Africa: Neoliberalism, Financialization and Uneven and Combined Development.' Socialist Register, 47 . pp. 174-195.

Fine, Ben (2010) 'Flattening Economic Geography: Locating the World Development Report for 2009.' Journal of Economic Analysis, 1 (1). pp. 15-33.

Fine, Ben (2009) 'Prospects for Marxist Political Economy.' MARXISM 21, 17 . pp. 234-246.

Fine, Ben (2009) 'Looking at the Crisis through Marx.' International Socialist Review (64).

Fine, Ben (2009) 'Enigma in the Origins of Paul Sweezy’s Political Economy.' Review of Political Economy, 21 (1). pp. 157-161.

Fine, Ben (2009) 'The Economics of Identity and the Identity of Economics.' Cambridge Journal of Economics, 33 (2). pp. 175-191.

Fine, Ben (2009) 'A Rejoinder to ‘A Response to Fine’s ‘Harvard Group Shores up Shoddy Governance’.' Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa (69). pp. 66-79.

Fine, Ben and Saad Filho, Alfredo (2009) 'Twixt Ricardo and Rubin: Debating Kincaid Once More.' Historical Materialism, 17 (3). pp. 192-207.

Fine, Ben (2009) 'Submission to the COSATU Panel of Economists on ‘The Final Recommendations of the International Panel on Growth’ (The Harvard Panel).' Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa (69). pp. 5-30.

Fine, Ben (2009) 'Development as Zombieconomics in the Age of Neo-Liberalism.' Third World Quarterly, 30 (5). pp. 885-904.

Fine, Ben (2009) 'Understanding Global Crisis: Speculation at Expense of Real Economy.' South African Labour Bulletin, 33 (5). pp. 44-47.

Fine, Ben (2008) 'Social capital versus social history.' Social History, 33 (4). pp. 442-467.

Fine, Ben (2008) 'Social Capital in Wonderland: The World Bank behind the Looking Glass.' Progress in Development Studies, 8 (3). pp. 261-269.

Fine, Ben (2008) 'Vicissitudes of Economics Imperialism.' Review of Social Economy, 66 (2). pp. 235-240.

Fine, Ben (2008) 'Debating Lebowitz: Is Class Conflict the Moral and Historical Element in the Value of Labour Power.' Historical Materialism, 16 (3). pp. 105-114.

Fine, Ben and Saad Filho, Alfredo (2008) 'Production vs. Realisation in Marx’s Theory of Value: A Reply to Kincaid.' Historical Materialism, 16 (4). pp. 167-180.

Fine, Ben (2008) 'Consumers and Demand.' Mimeo . (Unpublished)

Fine, Ben (2007) 'From Sweetness to McDonald’s: How Do We Manufacture (the Meaning of) Foods?' The Review of Social & Economic Studies, 29 (2). pp. 247-271.

Fine, Ben (2007) 'Social Capital Development in Practice.' Development in Practice, 17 (4 & 5). 566-574.

Fine, Ben and Milonakis, Dimitris (2007) 'Douglass North’s Remaking of Economic History: A Critical Appraisal.' Review of Radical Political Economics, 39 (1). pp. 27-57.

Fine, Ben (2007) 'Rethinking Critical Realism: Labour Markets or Capitalism.' Capital and Class (91). pp. 125-129.

Fine, Ben (2007) 'Eleven Hypotheses on the Conceptual History of Social Capital: A Response to James Farr.' Political Theory, 35 (1). pp. 47-53.

Fine, Ben (2007) 'Social Capital.' Development in Practice, 17 (4&5). pp. 566-574.

Fine, Ben (2006) 'Debating Critical Realism in Economics.' Capital and Class (89). pp. 121-129.

Fine, Ben (2006) 'Debating the ‘New’ Imperialism.' Historical Materialism, 14 (4). pp. 133-156.

Fine, Ben (2005) 'From Actor-Network Theory to Political Economy.' Capitalism Socialism Nature, 16 (4). pp. 91-108.

Fine, Ben and Petropoulos, Aris and Sato, Hajime (2005) 'Beyond Brenner’s Investment Overhang Hypothesis: The Case of the Steel Industry.' New Political Economy, 10 (1). pp. 43-64.

Fine, Ben (2004) 'Examining the Idea of Globalisation and Development Critically: What Role for Political Economy?' New Political Economy, 9 (2). pp. 213-231.

Fine, Ben and Saad Filho, Alfredo and Lapavitsas, Costas (2004) 'Transforming the Transformation Problem: Why the ‘New Interpretation’ is a Wrong Turning.' Review of Radical Political Economics, 36 (1). pp. 3-19.

Fine, Ben (2004) 'Debating Production-Consumption Linkages in Food Studies.' Sociologia Ruralis, 44 (3). pp. 332-342.

Fine, Ben (2004) 'Contesting Social Capital: A Response to Elke Zuern.' Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa (55). pp. 113-115.

Fine, Ben (2004) 'Globalisation or Panglossianisation?: A Critical Response to Keith Griffin.' Development and Change, 35 (3). pp. 583-589.

Fine, Ben (2004) 'Economics and Ethics: Amartya Sen as Starting Point.' The New School Economic Review, 1 (1). pp. 151-162.

Fine, Ben (2004) 'The Theory of Value Still Highly Imperative: A Personal Account [in Chinese].' Review of Political Economy (1). pp. 27-43.

Fine, Ben and Lapavitsas, Costas (2004) 'Social Capital and Capitalist Economies.' South-Eastern Journal of Economics, 2 (1). pp. 17-34.

Fine, Ben and Milonakis, D. (2003) 'From Principle of Pricing to Pricing of Principle: Rationality and Irrationality in the Economic History of Douglass North.' Comparative Studies in Society and History, 45 (3). pp. 120-144.

Fine, Ben (2003) 'Political Economy and Nature: From ANT and Environmental Economics to Bioeconomics?' Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, 14 (3). pp. 357-372.

Fine, Ben (2003) 'Callonistics: A Disentanglement.' Economy and Society, 32 (3). pp. 496-502.

Fine, Ben (2003) 'Social Capital: The World Bank's Fungible Friend.' Journal of Agrarian Change, 3 (4). pp. 586-603.

Fine, Ben (2003) 'Social Capital.' Oikonomikos Tachidromos (Economic Courier), 42 (2580). pp. 62-65.

Fine, Ben (2003) 'Social Capital for Africa?' Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa (53). pp. 29-52.

Fine, Ben (2003) 'From the Newer Economic History to Institutions and Development?' Institutions and Economic Development, 1 (1). pp. 105-136.

Fine, Ben (2002) 'Economics Imperialism and the New Development Economics as Kuhnian Paradigm Shift.' World Development, 30 (12). pp. 2057-70.

Fine, Ben (2002) 'They F**k You Up Those Social Capitalists.' Antipode, 34 (4). 796-799.

Fine, Ben (2002) 'Economic Imperialism: A View from the Periphery.' Review of Radical Political Economics, 34 (2). pp. 187-201.

Fine, Ben (2002) 'It Ain't Social, It Ain't Capital and It Ain't Africa.' Studia Africana (13). pp. 18-33.

Fine, Ben (2002) '‘Imperialismo Económico’: Una Visión desde la Perifia.' Revista Banco Central de Venezuela, 16 (2). pp. 131-153.

Deraniyagala, Sonali and Fine, Ben (2001) 'New Trade Theory Versus Old Trade Policy: A Continuing Enigma.' Cambridge Journal of Economics, 25 (6). pp. 809-25.

Fine, Ben (2001) 'Social Capital and the Realm of the Intellect.' Economic and Political Weekly, 36 (9). pp. 741-745.

Fine, Ben (2001) 'What Is the Future of the Welfare State?' Oikonomikos Tachidromos, 44 (2478). pp. 71-73.

Fine, Ben (2001) 'The Continuing Imperative of Value Theory.' Capital and Class (75). pp. 7-18.

Fine, Ben (2001) 'Economics Imperialism as Kuhnian Revolution.' International Paper in Political Economy, 8 (2). pp. 1-58.

Fine, Ben (2001) 'It Ain't Social and It Ain't Capital.' Research in Progress (1). pp. 11-15.

Fine, Ben (2001) 'Economics Imperialism and the Social Sciences: Prognosis and Challenges.' Praksis, 3 . pp. 154-184.

Fine, Ben (2000) 'Whither the Welfare State: Public versus Private Consumption?' SOAS Working Papers in Economics (92). pp. 1-28.

Fine, Ben (2000) 'Bringing the Social Back Into Economics: Progress or Reductionism?' Department of Economics Research Paper, University of Melbourne (731). pp. 1-23.

Fine, Ben (2000) 'New and Improved: Economics' Contribution to Business History.' SOAS Working Papers in Economics (93). pp. 1-16.

Fine, Ben (2000) 'Endogenous Growth Theory: A Critical Assessment.' Cambridge Journal of Economics, 24 (2). pp. 245-265.

Fine, Ben and Lapavitsas, Costas (2000) 'Markets and Money in Social Theory: What Role for Economics?' Economy and Society, 29 (3). pp. 357-382.

Fine, Ben (2000) 'Economics Imperialism and Intellectual Progress: The Present as History of Economic Thought?' History of Economics Review, 32 . pp. 10-36.

Fine, Ben (2000) 'Consumption for Historians: An Economist's Gaze.' SOAS Working Papers in Economics (91). pp. 1-18.

Fine, Ben (2000) 'Dialectics and Crisis Theory: A Response to Tony Smith.' Historical Materialism, 6 (1). pp. 133-137.

Fine, Ben (1999) 'A Question of Economics: Is It Colonising the Social Sciences?' Economy and Society, 28 (3). pp. 403-425.

Fine, Ben and Lapavitsas, Costas and Milonakis, D. (1999) 'Addressing the World Economy: Two Steps Back.' Capital and Class, 23 (1). pp. 47-90.

Fine, Ben (1999) 'Competition and Market Structure Reconsidered.' Metroeconomica, 50 (2). pp. 194-218.

Fine, Ben (1999) 'Household Appliances and the Use of Time: The United States and Britain since the 1920s. A Comment.' Economic History Review, 52 (3). pp. 552-562.

Fine, Ben and Saad Filho, Alfredo (1999) 'Globalisation, Financial Liberalisation and Industrial Policy [in Portuguese].' Cadernos PUC (8).

Fine, Ben (1999) 'From Becker to Bourdieu: Economics Confronts the Social Sciences.' International Papers in Political Economy, 5 (3). pp. 1-43.

Fine, Ben (1999) 'The Developmental State Is Dead - Long Live Social Capital?' Development and Change, 30 (1). pp. 1-19.

Fine, Ben and Rustomjee, Z. (1998) 'Debating the South African Minerals-Energy Complex.' Development Southern Africa, 15 (4). pp. 689-670.

Fine, Ben and Bayliss, Kate (1998) 'Beyond “Bureaucrats in Business”: A Critical Review of the World Bank Approach to Privatisation and Public Sector Reform.' Journal of International Development, 10 (7). pp. 841-855.

Fine, Ben (1997) 'Industrial Policy and South Africa: A Strategic View.' Indicator South Africa, 14 (3). pp. 49-54.

Fine, Ben (1997) 'Entitlement Failure?' Development and Change, 28 (4). pp. 617-647.

Fine, Ben (1997) 'Privatisation: Theory and Lessons from the UK and South Africa.' Seoul Journal of Economics, 10 (4). pp. 373-414.

Fine, Ben (1997) 'Playing the Consumption Game.' Consumption, Markets, Culture, 1 (1). pp. 7-29.

Fine, Ben (1997) 'The New Revolution in Economics.' Capital and Class, 21 (1). pp. 143-148.

Fine, Ben (1997) 'The Continuing Imperative of Value Theory: A Personal Account [in Greek].' Utopia (28). pp. 9-27.

Fine, Ben and Stoneman, Colin (1996) 'Introduction: State and Development.' Journal of Southern African Studies, 22 (1). pp. 5-26.

Fine, Ben (1996) 'Policy Formulation: Commenting on Price.' Transformation, 29 . pp. 53-54.

Fine, Ben (1996) 'A Formal Note on New Theories of International Trade and Development.' Journal of International Development, 8 (6). pp. 805-811.

Fine, Ben (1996) 'Reconciling Interpersonal Comparability and the Intensity of Preference for the Utility Sum Rule.' Social Choice and Welfare, 13 (3). pp. 319-325.

Fine, Ben (1995) 'Flexible Production and Flexible Theory: The Case of South Africa.' Geoforum, 26 (2). pp. 107-119.

Fine, Ben (1995) 'Reconsidering ‘Household Labor, Wage Labor, and the Transformation of the Family'.' Review of Radical Economics, 27 (2). pp. 106-123.

Fine, Ben (1995) 'Towards a Political Economy of Anorexia?' Appetite, 24 (3). pp. 231-242.

Fine, Ben (1995) 'Privatisation and the RDP: A Critical Assessment.' Transformation (27). pp. 1-23.

Fine, Ben (1995) 'On the Relationship between True Preference and Actual Choice.' Social Choice and Welfare, 12 (4). pp. 353-361.

Fine, Ben and Rustomjee, Z. (1995) ''Afrikaner Nationalism, Anglo American And Iscor: The Formation Of The Highveld Steel And Vanadium Corporation, 1960-70' - A Comment.' Business History, 37 (3). pp. 111-114.

Simister, John and Fine, Ben (1995) 'Consumption durables: exploring the order of acquisition.' Applied Economics, 27 (11). pp. 1049-1057.

Fine, Ben 'Financialisation, the Value of Labour Power, the Degree of Separation, and Exploitation by Banking.' mimeo . (Unpublished)

Fine, Ben 'Fixing the Crisis: Introduction to IIPPE Special Issue.' Spectrum . (Forthcoming)

Conference or Workshop Items

Fine, Ben (2011) The State and Developmentalism in the Twenty-First Century. In: The Role of Governments for Economic Development in the 21st Century, February 16th, 2011, Tokyo. (Unpublished)

Fine, Ben (2009) Political Economy for the Rainbow Nation: Dividing the Spectrum? In: South African Sociological Association 2009 Conference, 28 June - 2 July, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. (Unpublished)

Fine, Ben (2009) Financialisation and Social Policy. In: Social and Political Dimensions of the Global Crisis: Implications for Developing Countries, 12–13 November 2009, UNRISD, Geneva. (Unpublished)

Fine, Ben (2009) Neo-Liberalism in Retrospect? – It’s Financialisation, Stupid. In: Developmental Politics in the Neo-Liberal Era and Beyond, 22-24 October 2009, Center for Social Sciences, Seoul National University. (Unpublished)

Fine, Ben (2008) From Financialisation to Neo-liberalism. In: New forces in the World Economy, 27th October, 2008, Coimbra, Portugal. (Unpublished)

Fine, Ben (2008) Neo-liberalism as Financialisation. In: Neo-Liberalism and the Middle East. (Unpublished)

Fine, Ben (2008) The Minerals-Energy Complex is Dead: Long Live the MEC? In: Amandla Colloquium. (Unpublished)

Fine, Ben (2008) Zombieconomics: The Living Death of the Dismal Science in the Age of Neo-Liberalism. In: ESRC Neoliberalism Seminar, 1st April 2008, Centre for Public Policy for Regions (CPPR), University of Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Fine, Ben (2008) Development as Zombieconomics in the Age of Neo-Liberalism. In: 35th anniversary conference for the Center for International Development Issues, September 2008, CIDIN, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands. (Unpublished)

Fine, Ben (2008) Social Capital and Health: The World Bank through the Looking Glass after Deaton. In: Seminar for School of Oriental and African Studies / London International Development Centre, 12th March 2008, London. (Unpublished)

Fine, Ben (2008) Engaging the MEC: Or a Lot of My Views on a Lot of Things. In: MEC Workshop, June, 2008, University of KwaZulu-Natal. (Unpublished)

Fine, Ben (2007) The General Impossibility of Neoclassical Economics: Or Does Bertrand Russell Deserve a Nobel Prize for Economics? In: Science and the Social Sciences. (Unpublished)

Fine, Ben (2007) The Curious Incidence of the Developmental State in the Night-Time. In: SANPAD Poverty Conference, 26-30 June, 2007, Ethekwin, Durban. (Unpublished)

Fine, Ben (2007) The Historical Logic of Economics Imperialism and Meeting the Challenges of Contemporary Orthodoxy: Or Twelve Hypotheses on Economics, and What is to Be Done. In: EAEPE Conference, 1-3 November 2007, Porto, Portugal. (Unpublished)

Fine, Ben (2007) Financialisation, Poverty, and Marxist Political Economy. In: Poverty and Capital Conference, 2-4 July 2007, University of Manchester. (Unpublished)

Monographs

Fine, Ben and Dagdeviren, Hulya (2005) The Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction: Thematic Summary Report – Privatization. Project Report. The Asia-Pacific Regional Programme on the Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction.

Fine, Ben and Hailu, Degol (2003) Convergence and Consensus: The Political Economy of Stabilisation, Poverty and Growth. Discussion Paper. CDPR Discussion Paper 2202.

Fine, Ben (2001) Amartya Sen: A Partial and Personal Appreciation. Discussion Paper.

Fine, Ben (1998) Endogenous Growth Theory: A Critical Assessment. Working Paper. London: SOAS, University of London.

Fine, Ben (1997) Vertical Relations in the South African Steel Industry. Occasional Paper. NIEP Occasional Paper Series, no 13.

Fine, Ben (1997) Privatisation and the Restructuring of State Assets in South Africa: A Strategic View. Occasional Paper. NIEP Occasional Paper Series, no 7, Johannesburg, National Institute for Economic Policy.

Book Reviews

Fine, Ben (1997) An Extended Review of G.A. Cohen, "Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality". Economics and Philosophy, 13 (2). pp. 337-345.

Other

Fine, Ben (2006) Critical Realism and Heterodoxy. (Unpublished)

Affiliation

University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

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