Quantitative Marxism

Dunne, P. (1991). Quantitative Marxism. Cambridge, MA: Polity Press.

Participatory Statistics: this book aims at students and academics interested in contemporary social and economic policy; it combines Marxist theory and empirical data in research and analysis. Among the substantive issues discussed are unemployment and structural change, uneven development and industrial restructuring, and the financial sector. It also covers an introduction to Quantitative Marxism, the methodological problems in Quantitative Marxism, its role as well as international trends in profitability.

From the publisher: This book seeks to establish a constructive and useful interaction between empirical data and research methods, on the one hand, and Marxist theory and analysis, on the other. It shows that it is possible to operationalise Marxist concepts either by using orthodox data and reinterpreting it, or by constructing data which are more congruent with Marxist notions. The contributions deal with a wide range of theoretical, methodological and policy-related issues. Among the substantive issues discussed are unemployment and structural change, uneven development and industrial restructuring, and the financial sector.

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