I am an Associate Professor of economics at Denison and President of the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity. Before settling at Denison in 2008, I taught at Simon’s Rock College of Bard (MA) and at Drew University (NJ) where I also directed the Wall Street Semester Program (NY). I have also held research affiliations with the Levy Economics Institute (NY), the Economic Research Forum (Egypt), the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (MA), and the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability (MO).
Learning & Teaching
- Econ 101: Introduction to Macroeconomics
- Econ 301: Intermediate Macroeconomics
- Econ 411: Monetary Theory
- Econ 441: Political Economy of the Middle East
My research is in the Post Keynesian and Institutionalist tradition in the fields of macroeconomic theory and policy, monetary theory and policy, and economic development, with a particular emphasis on job creation programs and social justice through full employment. I argue that the United States and other countries with sovereign monetary systems, can afford to end poverty, ensure full employment and price stability, provide universal healthcare, and ameliorate ecological conditions at a fraction of the costs that society endures under fiscal austerity. I firmly believe that life with dignity for all can only be achieved in a society that guarantees the right to decent jobs with a living wage for all members of the community. My recent work focuses on the Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings, youth unemployment, and economic inequality. Building upon Modern Money Theory (MMT), I argue that many developing countries need to develop policies that help them regain financial sovereignty in order to achieve full employment and sustainable prosperity.
If you’d like to follow my work, I tweet regularly from @FadhelKaboub and @BinzagrInfo.
- “The Cost of Unemployment and the Job Guarantee Alternative in Saudi Arabia,” (with Mathew Forstater and Michael Kelsay), Policy Report # 101, Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity (July 2015).
- “The Fiscal Cliff Mythology and the Full Employment Alternative: An Affordable and Productive Plan,” Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 45 (September 2013): 305-314.