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Jack Rasmus  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ph.d Political Economy University of Toronto, December 10, 1979
    Dissertation: "The Political Economy of Wage-Price Controls in the U.S., 1971-1974"; Areas of Concentration: Economic Policy Analysis, Comparative Economics, Labor Economics, Industrial Democratic Theory. M.A., International Management & Statistics, University of Texas-Dallas, 1987 Areas of Concentration: International Trade, Applied Business Forecasting, International Management, Political Risk Analysis, Market Research Methodology. M.A., Political Economy, University of Toronto, 1969 B.A., Economics (Honors with Distinction), University of California, Berkeley, 1968
  • B.A. Economics Economics, University of California, Berkeley, September 01, 1968
    Honors Programs in Economics and Political Science

Teaching Experience:

  • Lecturer - University of California, Berkeley (June 18, 2008 - Present)
    Summer session lecturer in Economics. Courses: History of Economic Thought, Labor Economics, US Economic History, Contemporary Policy Analysis
  • Lecturer, Politics and Economics - St. Marys College, Moraga, CA (February 08, 2007 - Present)
    Political Economy, Economics, and Politics Courses taught in Politics Dept. and Economics Dept.
  • Adjunct Professor of Economics - Leavy School of Business, Santa Clara University (January 05, 2007 - June 14, 2013)
    Visiting Lecturer in Economics University of California, Berkeley summer sessions, 2008-2009 Courses: Labor Economics, History of Economic Thought

Fellowship:

  • University Fellowships - University of Toronto (1972)
    -University of Toronto Open Fellowships -International Studies Fellowship, University of Toronto -International Studies Research Fellowship, University of Toronto -Center for International Studies Research Grant, University of Toronto -London School of Economics, Visiting Research Scholar -Honors with Distinction in Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • Rasmus, Jack (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Ecumenical Peace Institute, Berkeley, Calif.
    Presentation on the topic of the current economic crisis and its consequences for American global economic dominance
    (October 25, 2009)
  • Rasmus, Jack (talk, speech or lecture, primary presenter, popular media, general public forum)
    Continuation Workshop, Economic Crisis Conference, San Francisco Labor Council, AFL-CIO
    Presenter to conference participants, on the topic of 'Origins of the Economic Crisis and Program for Long Term Recovery
    (May 16, 2009)
  • Rasmus, Jack (talk, speech or lecture, invited, popular media, general public forum, panel or forum member)
    Teach-In Conference on the Economic Crisis, San Francisco Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
    Conference Panelist, Opening Session, The Economic Crisis, sponsored and organized by the San Francisco Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
    (May 09, 2009)
  • Rasmus, Jack (invited, paper, primary presenter, interview or commentator)
    Pace University, New York
    Video Recorded presentation and DVD: 'Historical Roots of the Economic Crisis'
    (April 13, 2009)
  • Rasmus, Jack (talk, speech or lecture, invited, popular media, general public forum, panel or forum member)
    Left Forum Conference, New York
    Presentation on the current economic crisis and prospects for becoming an economic depression
    (April 12, 2009)
  • Rasmus, Jack (talk, speech or lecture, primary presenter)
    US Labor Against the War Conference
    Keynote Speaker, Conference, US Labor Against the War, San Francisco, SEIU 1021 Union Hall
    (March 19, 2009)
  • The Role of Speculative Capital in Financial Instability and Epic Recession. Rasmus, Jack (talk, speech or lecture, invited, panel or forum member)
    Critique Journal, Annual Conference, London, U.K.
    Conference Title: "The Underlying Causes of the Current Crisis". Other panelists from University of Glasgow and London School of Economics
    (January 31, 2009)
  • Understanding the Economic Stimulus Bills Emerging in Congress. Rasmus, Jack (talk, speech or lecture, popular media, general public forum)
    Trivalley Democratic Clubs
    Presentation to the Trivalley Democratic Clubs, on the pending Congressional legislation on economic stimulus bills
    (January 24, 2009)
  • America's 3-D Economy: Deflation, Debt, Defaults. Rasmus, Jack (talk, speech or lecture, popular media, general public forum)
    San Mateo County Peace & Justice
    Public Presentation on the deepening real economic decline and accompanying debt, deflation and default process
    (November 11, 2008)
  • The Emerging Epic Recession. Rasmus, Jack (talk, speech or lecture, primary presenter)
    Presentation at St. Marys College
    Presentation to St. Marys faculty and students on the evolving financial crisis and inevitable transmission into an Epic recession in the coming months.
    (October 29, 2008)
  • The Banking Panic of 2008. Rasmus, Jack (talk, speech or lecture, primary presenter, popular media, general public forum)
    Global Studies Forum of Berkeley
    A public presentation on the latest stage of the evolving financial crisis, the Banking Panic of 2008
    (October 24, 2008)
  • The Financial Crisis, What It Means to You. Rasmus, Jack (talk, speech or lecture, primary presenter, popular media, general public forum)
    San Jose-Peninsula Peace and Justice
    A videotaped public presentation, at the Baptist Church, Palo Alto, on the collapse of Lehman Brothers investment bank and other financial events of September
    (October 14, 2008)
  • The Financial Crisis in the Wake of the Bear Stearns Collapse. Rasmus, Jack (talk, speech or lecture, primary presenter, popular media, general public forum)
    Alameda Social Affairs Forum
    Public forum presentation, Alameda , CA, on the recent collapse of Bear Stearns,the deepening financial crisis, and emerging epic recession
    (April 20, 2008)

Publications:

  • Rasmus, Jack. May 01, 2012. Obama's Economy, Pluto Press
  • Rasmus, Jack. December 31, 2009. Epic Recession: Prelude to Global Depression, Palgrave-MacMillan and Pluto Press
  • Rasmus, Jack. November 01, 2009. Financial Fragility One Year Later, Z Magazine, issue November 2009, pg.18-22, ed. Sargent, Lydia, Institute of Social and Cultural Communications
  • Rasmus, Jack. November 01, 2009. Applications of Ideology in Economic Policy, Critique Journal, vol. 37, issue 4, pg.651-664, ed. Ticktin, Hillel, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
  • Rasmus, Jack. July 31, 2009. Green Shoots or Stinkweeds: Why Economic Recovery Has Not Begun, Z Magazine, issue July/August 2009, pg.34-38, ed. Sargent, Lydia, Institute of Social and Cultural Communications
  • Rasmus, Jack. April 01, 2009. Obama's Busted Bank Bailout, Z Magazine, issue April 2009, pg.34-38, ed. Sargent, Lydia, Institute of Social and Cultural Communications
  • Rasmus, Jack. February 01, 2009. Speculative Capital, Financial Crises, and the Emerging Epic Recession, Critique Journal, vol. 37, issue 1, pg.19-37, ed. Ticktin, H.H., Routledge, Taylor & Francis
  • Rasmus, Jack. February 01, 2009. Obama's Economic Plan vs. An Alternative, Z Magazine, vol. 22, issue 2, pg.30-36, ed. Sargent, Lydia, Institute for Social and Cultural Communications
  • Rasmus, Jack. January 01, 2009. Epic Recession Revisited, 'Z' Magazine, vol. 22, issue 1, pg.29-35, ed. Sargent, Lydia, Institute for Social and Cultural Communications
  • Rasmus, Jack. January 01, 2009. Twenty Million Jobless?, Against the Current, vol. 23, issue 6, pg.10-12, Center for Changes
  • Rasmus, Jack. January 01, 2009. Ecpnomic Crisis: 2010 and Beyond, Z Magazine, issue January 2010, pg.18-22, ed. Sargent, Lydia, Institute of Social and Cultural Communications
  • Rasmus, Jack. December 01, 2008. Obama's Economic Program--1 or 2?, Z Magazine, vol. 21, issue 12, pg.22-28, ed. Sargent, Lydia, Institute for Social and Cultural Communications
  • Rasmus, Jack. November 01, 2008. Bush's Ten Toxic Economic Legacies, Z Magazine, vol. 21, issue 11, pg.25-32, ed. Sargent, Lydia, Institute for Social and Cultural Communications
  • Rasmus, Jack. November 01, 2008. Crisis Beneath the Bailout, Against the Current, vol. 23, pg.5, Center for Changes
  • Rasmus, Jack. October 15, 2008. America's Failing Economy at Historic Juncture, Amandla, vol. 1, issue 4, ed. Ashley, Brian, Amandla Publishing
  • Rasmus, Jack. September 01, 2008. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Phase Two of the Financial Crisis, Z Magazine, vol. 21, issue 9, pg.37-42, ed. Sargent, Lydia, Institute for Social and Cultural Communications
  • Rasmus, Jack. August 15, 2008. Financial Crisis Spreads and Deepens in America, Amandla, vol. 1, issue 3, pg.34-35, ed. Ashley, Brian, Amandla Publishing
  • Rasmus, Jack. July 01, 2008. A New Phase of the Economic Crisis, Against the Current, vol. 23, issue 3, pg.5-8, Center for Changes
  • Rasmus, Jack. June 01, 2008. An Emerging Epic Recession?, Z Magazine, vol. 21, issue 6, pg.38-41, ed. Sargent, Lydia, Institute for Social and Cultural Communications
  • Rasmus, Jack. April 01, 2008. From Global Financial Crisis to Global Recession, Part II, Z Magazine, vol. 21, issue 4, pg.33-37, ed. S, Lydia, Institute for Social and Cultural Communications
  • Rasmus, Jack. April 01, 2008. The Deepening Global Financial Crisis: From Minsky to Marx and Beyond, Critique Journal, vol. 36, issue 1, pg.5-29, ed. Ticktin, H.H., Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
  • Rasmus, Jack. March 01, 2008. From Global Financial Crisis to Global Recession, Part 1, Z Magazine, vol. 21, issue 3, pg.38-42, ed. Sargent, Lydia, Institute for Social and Cultural Communications
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