Dr. David F. Ruccio is Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, where he was a professor of economics from 1982 to 2019. He was also a member of the Higgins Labor Studies Program and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He won the Kaneb Teaching Award, the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and an American Association of University Professors Academic Freedom Award.
Dr. Ruccio received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College in 1976 (during which he spent a year at the Universidad Nacional del Centro in Huancayo, Peru) and completed his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1984 (with a dissertation on mathematical models and optimal planning theory). He served as Area Studies Coordinator and the Director of Latin American Studies at the University of Notre Dame from 1984 to 1991, and was a fellow of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies from 1982 to 1999.
Dr. Ruccio is the author of over 80 journal articles and book chapters. His books include Development and Globalization: A Marxian Class Analysis (Routledge), Economic Representations: Both Academic and Everyday (Routledge), Postmodern Moments in Modern Economics (Princeton University Press), Postmodernism, Economics, and Knowledge (Routledge), and Postmodern Materialism and the Future of Marxist Theory (Wesleyan University Press).
Dr. Ruccio was a founding member of the journal Rethinking Marxism, served as its editor for twelve years (1997-2009), and was most recently the coeditor of the Keywords section. He continues as a member of the international advisory board.
A frequent speaker in interdisciplinary programs and conferences around the world, Dr. Ruccio has appeared on the BBC World News Service and has been interviewed by a wide range of national and international media. His blog is OCCASIONAL LINKS & COMMENTARY ON ECONOMICS, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY, and he frequently writes for the Real-World Economics Review blog.
Dr. Ruccio’s main research areas are Marxian economic theory, inequality and the Second Great Depression, international political economy, economic development (especially in Latin America), and economic methodology. He is currently working on three new book manuscripts: “Critique and Utopia,” “Mind the Gap” and “What’s the Matter with Exploitation.”
Dr. Ruccio was born in 1953 in Middlebury, Connecticut, USA.