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Robert Brenner


Professor Emeritus


Contact Information

Email    BRENNER@HISTORY.UCLA.EDU
Office  4355G Pub Pol/7244 Bunche Hall
Phone  310-206-5675 or 310-825-4256

Director, Center for Social Theory and Comparative History

Selected Publications

“The Boom and the Bubble,” New Left Review, new series, no.6 (November-December
2000).
ReprintModels of Capitalism: Debating Strengths and Weaknessess,
ed. David Coates, 3 volumes, Edward Elgar, 2002, vol. III, chapter 7.
Italian TranslationLa Revista del Manifesto, no 14 (February 2001).
Spanish Translation: (Argentina).

“The Low Countries in the Transition to Capitalism ,” in Peasants into Farmers? The Transformation of Rural Economy and Society in the Low Countries (Middle Ages-19th century) In Light of the Brenner Debate, edited by Jan Luiten van Zanden and Peter Hoppenbrouwers, Brussels: Brepols, 2001. (Book is based on the papers presented at conference on that topic, organized by the N.W. Posthumus Graduate School for Economic and Social History in the Netherlands, June 1994).
Reprint: Journal of Agrarian Change, I, 2 (2001)

“The World Economy at the Turn of the Millennium: Toward Boom or Crisis?” Review of International Political Economy, VIII:1 (Spring 2001).

The Boom and the Bubble. The US in the World Economy. London: Verso Press, 2002. Korean translation:
Ahchimyisul: Seoul, 2002.
Portuguese translation: Record: Sao Paulo, 2003.
German translation: Hamburg: VSA-Verlag, 2002.
Spanish: Akal: Madrid, 2002
Chinese translation: Beijing: Renmin University Press, 2003.
Japanese: Tokyo: Kobushi Shobo, forthcoming.
Turkish: Istanbul: Iletisim Yayinlari, forthcoming.

“The Divergence of England from China’s Yangzi Delta: Property Relations, Microeconomics, and Patterns of Development, 1500-1850” (co-authored with Chris Isett), Journal of Asian Studies, LI, 2 (May 2002).
Chinese Translation: Zhongguo xiangcun yanjiu, no. 2 (2003), pp.217-282.

“The World Economy at the End of the Boom: A Diagnosis,” presented at conference on “Contemporary World Capitalism,“ co-sponsored by the China Academy of Social Sciences and the Renmin University of China, April 2002. Published in: Review of Political Economy 
(Shanghai) (in Chinese) (2003),no.1.
German TranslationDas Argument , no. 247 (2002)
French TranslationInprecor, no.472-473, July-August 2002.
Spanish Translation 
Greek Translation. “Competition and Profitability: A Reply to Ajit Zacharias,” Review of Radical Political Economics , 34:1 (Winter 2002).

“The Trajectory of the Manufacturing Rate of Profit: A Reply to Dumenil and Levy,” Review of Radical Political Economics , 34:1 (Winter 2002).

“Toward the Precipice,” London Review of Books (6 February 2003).
German TranslationLettre International (June 2003)
French TranslationLe Debat, no. 126 (September-October 2003) ReprintProblèmes économiques, Paris: Direction de la Documentation française (French government), forthcoming

“New Boom or New Bubble?” New Left Review, second series, no. 25 (January-February 2004).

“Um Novo Imperialismo?” in Globalizacao: Dimensoes e Alternativas, ed. Theotonio dos Santos, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro: Edicoes Loyola, 2004. ; The Economics of Global Turbulence, London: Verso Press, forthcoming 2005.

“After Boom, Bubble, and Bust: Where is the US Economy Going?” in Worlds of Capitalism: Institutions, Economic Performance, and Governance in the Era of Globalization, ed. Max Miller, London: Routledge, forthcoming 2005.

“The Capitalist Economy, 1945-2000,” in Varieties of Capitalism, Varieties of Approaches, ed. David Coates, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Research

Early Modern European History; economic, social and religious history, agrarian history, social theory/Marxism, Tudor-Stuart England

Previous Courses by Term

2015 Spring Quarter

Economic History of 20th-Century Europe

2015 Winter Quarter

Economic History of 20th-Century Europe

2014 Spring Quarter

Marxist Theory and History

Economic History of Europe, 1780 to 1939

2014 Winter Quarter

Economic History of Europe, 1780 to 1939

2012 Spring Quarter

Topics in European History

Topics in History: Modern Europe

2012 Winter Quarter

Marxist Theory and History

2011 Spring Quarter

Marxist Theory and History

Economic History of 20th-Century Europe

2011 Winter Quarter

Economic History of 20th-Century Europe

2009 Summer Session

Marxist Theory and History

2009 Spring Quarter

Topics in European History

2009 Winter Quarter

Marxist Theory and History

2008 Summer Session

Marxist Theory and History

2008 Spring Quarter

Social Theory and Comparative History

Economic History of Europe, 1780 to 1939

2008 Winter Quarter

Marxist Theory and History

Social Theory and Comparative History

Economic History of Europe, 1780 to 1939

2007 Spring Quarter

Topics in European History

2007 Winter Quarter

Marxist Theory and History

Topics in History: Modern Europe

2006 Summer Session

Marxist Theory and History

2006 Spring Quarter

Economic History of 20th-Century Europe

2006 Winter Quarter

Marxist Theory and History

Economic History of 20th-Century Europe

2005 Summer Session

Marxist Theory and History

2004 Spring Quarter

Economic History of Europe, 1780 to 1939

2004 Winter Quarter

Marxist Theory and History

Economic History of Europe, 1780 to 1939

2003 Summer Session

Marxist Theory and History

2003 Spring Quarter

Marxist Theory and History

Topics in European History

2002 Summer Session

Marxist Theory and History

2002 Winter Quarter

Marxist Theory and History

2001 Summer Session

Marxist Theory and History

2001 Spring Quarter

Topics in European History

2001 Winter Quarter

Marxist Theory and History

2000 Summer Session

Marxist Theory and History

2000 Winter Quarter

Marxist Theory and History

1999 Summer Session

Marxist Theory and History

Previous Courses by Course

HIST 235D
Economic History of 20th-Century Europe

2015 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

HIST 235C
Economic History of 20th-Century Europe

2015 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

HIST 235B
Economic History of Europe, 1780 to 1939

2014 Spring Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

HIST 131A
Marxist Theory and History

2014 Spring Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2009 Summer Session

2009 Winter Quarter

2008 Summer Session

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Summer Session

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Summer Session

HIST 235A
Economic History of Europe, 1780 to 1939

2014 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

HIST 201E
Topics in History: Modern Europe

2012 Spring Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

HIST 132
Topics in European History

2012 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

POL SCI M291B
Social Theory and Comparative History

2008 Spring Quarter

HIST M203B
Social Theory and Comparative History

2008 Spring Quarter

SOCIOL M296B
Social Theory and Comparative History

2008 Spring Quarter

HIST M203A
Social Theory and Comparative History

2008 Winter Quarter

POL SCI M291A
Social Theory and Comparative History

2008 Winter Quarter

SOCIOL M296A
Social Theory and Comparative History

2008 Winter Quarter

HIST 135A
Marxist Theory and History

2004 Winter Quarter

2003 Summer Session

2003 Spring Quarter

2002 Summer Session

2002 Winter Quarter

2001 Summer Session

2001 Winter Quarter

2000 Summer Session

2000 Winter Quarter

1999 Summer Session

HIST 136
Topics in European History

2003 Spring Quarter

2001 Spring Quarter