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Joseph Ricciardi

  • Associate Professor
Academic Division: Economics
Dr. Ricciardi has taught in the economics department, the Institute for Latin American Studies at the University of Texas, the Universidad Centroamericana in Nicaragua, and the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion in Venezuela. His research interests include monetary economics, the history of economic thought, and Latin American economic development. He has worked as a research economist in Peru, Central America, and Venezuela, and he served as an adviser to the Central Bank of Nicaragua. During 1990-1991, Dr. Ricciardi conducted research as a William R. Dill International Faculty Fellow and Fulbright Scholar to Venezuela on the financial determinations of the emerging crisis in Venezuelan petroleum-led growth.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, The University of Texas Austin
  • BA, State University of New York, College at Purchase

Academic Interest / Expertise

Economics; History of Economic Thought; Latin American Economics; Monetary Policy/Fiscal Policy


  • Degree Courses 2024

  • Degree Courses 2023



Journal Articles

  • Ricciardi, J.M. (2015). Marx on Financial Intermediation: Lessons from the French Crédit Mobilier in the New York Daily Tribune. Science & Society: a Journal of Marxist Thought and Analysis. Vol: 79, Issue: 4, Page: 497-526. Guilford Publications, Inc..
  • Ricciardi, J.M. (2011). Review Essay: Patel's The Value of Nothing: Between Marx, Microeconomics, and Commoner Resistence to Contemporary Enclosure. Journal of Asian and African Studies. Vol: 46, Issue: 3, Page: 307-318.
  • Ricciardi, J.M. (2002). The Age of Access: The New Culture of Hypercapitalism Where All of Life is Paid-for Experience. Radical Teacher. Issue: Spring 2002. University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Ricciardi, J.M. (1992). Venezuela: The Military's Wake-up Call. NACLA Report on the Americas. Vol: XXVI, Issue: No. 1. North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).
  • Ricciardi, J.M. (1990). From Revolution to Stabilization: Financial Distortions and the Mixed Economy. Against the Current.
  • Ricciardi, J.M., Miller, J. (1989). Nicaragua's Other War: The Sandinistas Tackle the Economy. Dollars & Sense. Issue: November/December. Economic Affairs Bureau, Inc..
  • Ricciardi, J.M. (1987). Rereading Marx on the Role of Money and Finance in Economic Development: New Perspectives from the 1840's and 1850's. Research in Political Economy. Vol: 10. JAI Press.
  • Ricciardi, J.M. (1986). Note: Joint Sessions Between the History of Economics Society and the Eastern Economics Association. The HES Bulletin. Vol: VIII, Issue: 1. History of Economics Society.
  • Ricciardi, J.M. (1981). Class Struggle, the Classical Economists, and the Factory Acts: Towards a Reformulation. Research in Political Economy. Vol: 4. JAI Press.

Book Chapters

  • Ricciardi, J.M. (2019). Marx on Financial Intermediation and the Promise of Money as Command Over Future Labor: Confronting Capitalism in the 21st Century: Lessons from Marx's Capital. Palgrave Macmillan US.
  • Ricciardi, J.M. (1990). Economic Policy in a Mixed Economy: Revolution and Stabilization: Revolution and Counter Revolution in Nicaragua: 1979 through 1989. Westview Press.

Book Reviews

  • Ricciardi, J.M. (2018). Finance-Led Capitalism: Shadow Banking, Re-Regulation, and the Future of Global Markets. Vol: 82, Issue: 4. Science & Society; Guilford Publications.


  • Ricciardi, J.M., McAuliffe, R.E., Bonifaz, R. (1990). Apertura Economica: ¿Una Necesidad?. Revista del Instituto Argentino de Ejecutivos de Finanzas. link

Essays - Reference book chapter or contribution, revised, editorially reviewed

  • Ricciardi, J.M. (2008). Wall Street: International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Macmillan Reference.


  • Surveillance Capitalism - Instrumentarian Power for a Third Modernity Ricciardi, J. Surveillance Capitalism , Wiesman Foundry (2020)
  • Summarizing the Logic and Operations of Surveillance Capitalism Ricciardi, J. Surveillance Capitalism , Weissman Foundry (2019)
  • Marx on Financial Intermediation: Lessons from the French Crédit Mobilier Ricciardi, J. The Political Economy of Finance I. Finance Theory, Amherst, Massachusetts (2018)
  • Marx on Financial Intermediation and the Promise of Money as Command Over Future Labor Ricciardi, J. The Critique of Political Economy and the Global Crisis Today, Hofstra University, New York (2017)
  • Francis Charles Genovese: Remembrance & Appreciation Ricciardi, J. , Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Tribute to William Casey – Institutional Legacy Ricciardi, J. , Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Development Studies, The Humanities and Social Entrepreneurship Ricciardi, J. Entrepreneurship and Business Curriculum Development, Tunis, Tunisia (2012)
  • It can happen again, A global financial crisis - This Time a 'Gringo' Pathology Ricciardi, J. Universidad ORT, Montevideo, Uruguay (2009)
  • Discussant, Midnight Notes Ricciardi, J. Forum on Global Crisis, (2008)
  • Against ‘Residual’ Social Policy – Successful Social Outcomes as Economic Policy Ricciardi, J. The Challenges of Growth: Investing in the New Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2004)
  • The Political Economy of Globalization: Methodological Concerns, The Rule of Finance Capital, and the Struggle Over Intellectual Property -- the Last Frontier Against the Commodification of Life Itself Ricciardi, J. Globalization and Its Discontents, Boston, MA (2002)
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