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James Ahiakpor

Member of: FEE Faculty Network

James Ahiakpor is a Professor of Economics at California State University, East Bay. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Toronto and he has taught at Saint Mary's University and the University of Ghana.

A contributor to numerous volumes, Professor Ahiakpor's books include Classical Macroeconomics: Some Modern Variations and Distortions, Keynes and the Classics Reconsidered, Multinationals and Economic Development: An Integration of Competing Theories, and The Economic Consequences of Political Independence: The Case of Bermuda. His articles and reviews have appeared in such scholarly journals as History of Economic Ideas, History of Political Economy, European Journal of Political Economy, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, The Independent Review, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Modern African Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Development Economics, International Organization, Economic Bulletin of Ghana, Small Business Economics, and the Journal of Libertarian Studies.

He is a member of the FEE Faculty Network

James Ahiakpor's Articles

The Economics of the Corn Dog: Correcting a Misattribution to Adam Smith

Adam Smith used labor as a measure of value rather than value's determinant. Karl Marx also did not use the quantity of labor employed in production as the determinant of market prices.

- March 26, 2014

Keynes's Ghost

The multiplier argument is founded on two key assumptions that turn out to be false. First is the notion that savings are not spent but rather are withdrawn from the expenditure stream. The multiplier’s second incorrect premise is that government expenditures are “autonomous”; that is, government spending does not depend on current income.

- June 09, 2009

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