The Robert L.
Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies brings together faculty and students
for interdisciplinary conversations around theoretical approaches to — and
analytic methods for — the study of capitalism in its myriad forms. Affiliated
faculty and students share a commitment to critical thought, ethical reflection,
and real-world relevance in their research. Our graduate and undergraduate
courses examine the basic logic of capitalism (as conceived by a range of
theorists), its culturally and historically specific varieties, and its ability
to structure our political possibilities and creative endeavors.
The Heilbroner Center aims to employ interdisciplinary research and teaching to develop and promote
theoretical and analytic tools that can help us envision and instantiate
different and better economies — local and global — for the future.