Jan Kregel

Jan Kregel (1944) is a senior scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and currently holds the position of Distinguished  Research Professor at the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability of the University of Missouri–Kansas City and Professor of Development Finance in the Tallinn University of Technology. 

He was formerly chief of the Policy Analysis and Development Branch of the United Nations Financing for Development Office and deputy secretary of the United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters. Before joining the U.N. he was professor of economics in the Università degli Studi di Bologna, as well as professor of international economics in Johns Hopkins University’s Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, where he also served as associate director of its Bologna Center from 1987 to 1990. He has published extensively, contributing over 160 articles to edited volumes and scholarly journals, including the Economic Journal, American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Économie Appliquée, and Giornale degli Economisti. His major works include a series of books on economic theory, among them: 

Rate of Profit, Distribution and Growth: Two Views, 1971;
The Theory of Economic Growth, 1972;
The Reconstruction of Political Economy, 1973 and 1975 (2nd ed.);
Theory of Capital, 1976; and
Origini e sviluppo dei mercati finanziari, 1996.

His most recent book is International Finance and Development (with J. A. Ocampo and S. Griffith-Jones), 2006. 

Kregel pursued his graduate studies at the University of Cambridge, and received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He is a life fellow of the Royal Economic Society (U.K.), an elected member of the Società Italiana degli Economisti, and a distinguished member of the Asociación Nacional de Economistas de Cuba.