A+ R A-

John F. Henry, 2017 Veblen-Commons Award Recipient

John F. Henry received his A.B. degree from Muhlenberg College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from McGill University. He has taught at California State University, Sacramento, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Staffordshire University, U.K. As well, he was Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge. Currently, he’s Senior Scholar, Levy Economics Institute of bard College. His publications appear in the Journal of Economic Issues, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, History of Political Economy, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, and other periodicals. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award, the Service Award, and a Research Award (all CSU Sacramento), and was the 1998 beneficiary of the Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Faculty Initiative Award. In addition, he presented the 2001 John C. Livingston Lecture, considered to be the highest honor bestowed at CSU Sacramento. He has served on numerous committees for AFEE, including membership of the Editorial Board, and has been President of AFIT.

His main teaching and research area is history of economic thought. Secondarily, he has taught and researched in European and U.S. economic history, and the economics of racism. Other teaching areas have been micro theory, comparative systems, and international trade.

Selected Publications:

John Bates Clark, London: Macmillan and Co., 1995

The Making of Neoclassical Economics, London: Unwin Hyman, 1990 (Reissued, 2011, Routledge)

“Classical Political Economy, the Subsistence Wage, and Job Guarantee Concerns.”  Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 38.2, 2015.  (Spanish version published in Ola Financiera, Number 23, April, 2016)

“The Business Enterprise in the Age of Money Manager Capitalism” with Tae-Hee Jo. Journal of Economic Issues, 49, March, 2015.

“The Political Orientation of Thorstein Veblen.” European Journal of Economic and Social Systems, 26, 1-2, 2014.

“The Veblenian Predator and Financial Crises: a View from 1923.” Journal of Economics Issues, 46, December, 2012.

  “The Illusion of the Epoch: Neoclassical Economics as a Case Study.” Studi e Note di Economia, 1, 2009.

 “On ‘Bad’ Decisions, Poverty, and Economic Theory: The Individualist and Social Perspectives in Light of ‘The American Myth.’” Forum for Social Economics, 36, Spring, 2007  (Springer Best Paper Award)

 “Keynes’s Economic Program, Social Institutions, Ideology, and Property Rights.” Journal of Economic Issues, September, 2001.                    

 “Adam Smith and the Theory of Value: Chapter Six Considered.” History of Economics Review, 31, Winter, 2000.

 “John Locke, Property Rights, and Economic Theory.” Journal of Economic Issues, 23, September, 1999.

 "God and the Marginal Product: Religion and the Development of J.B. Clark's Theory of Distribution," Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, 13, 1995