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Robert P. Guttmann

Professor of Economics


PHD, 1979, Thames Polytechnic; MA, 1974, Univ Wisconsin Madison; BA, 1972, Univ Vienna (Wein)


Specialization: Money and Banking, International Trade and Finance, European Economic Integration, History of Economic Thought.

Robert Guttmann, Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Hofstra University, studied in Vienna (Austria) and the University of Wisconsin before obtaining his Ph.D. at the University of Greenwich in London in 1979. He won "Distinguished Teacher of the Year" awards at Hofstra in 1989, 2004 and 2012. He teaches International Economics, Monetary Economics, Economic Integration in the European Union, and Public Finance. Widely published in monetary theory as well as money and banking, his latest books are "Finance-Led Capitalism: Shadow Banking, Re-Regulation and the Future of Global Markets" (Palgrave, 2016) and "Eco-Capitalism: Carbon Money, Climate Finance and Sustainable Development (Palgrave, 2018). He is currently working on another book, provisionally entitled "Multi-Polar Capitalism: The End of the Dollar Standard" and scheduled for publication in late 2020.

Teaching Interests

international economics; European integration and EU; monetary economics; history of economic thought; public finance and fiscal policy.

Research Interests

monetary theory; financial instability; international monetary reform.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
ECO 001 PRINC ECONOMICS I Undergraduate
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