Sasan Fayazmanesh

Professor Emeritus of Economics

California State University

Fresno, CA 93740

Voice mail: (559) 298-2672

sasanf@csufresno.edu

 


Courses Taught

 

Economics 101 (History of Economic Thought)

Economics 50 (Principles of Macroeconomics)

Middle East Studies 101

Economics 183 (Political Economy of the Middle East)

Honors 102 (Revolutions in Science and Social Sciences

Economics 135 (Money and Banking)

Federal Reserve Symposium

Economics 185 (Economic Colloquium Series)

Economics 190 (Fed Trip)


 

Selected Online Essays

The Good Terrorists?  Bush and the MKO
CounterPunch Webzine, Saturday, May 10th, 2003

 Who Is Next?
CounterPunch Webzine, Saturday, May 31st, 2003

 The Weapon of Choice
CounterPunch Webzine, Tuesday, July 1st, 2003

 What Kermit Roosevelt Didn't Say
CounterPunch Webzine, Monday, August 18th, 2003

 The Saga of Iran's Alleged WMD
CounterPunch Webzine, Saturday, December 13th, 2003

 Israel, Iran and Nuclear Hypocrisy
CounterPunch Webzine, Saturday, July 17th, 2004

The Holy Empire
CounterPunch Webzine, Saturday, September 4th, 2004

 The EU, US, Israel and Iran
CounterPunch Webzine, Friday, December 3rd, 2004

 The US, Iran and the Policy of Dual Containment
CounterPunch Webzine, Monday, March 17th, 2008

The Shoot Down of Iran Air Flight 655
CounterPunch Webzine, Friday, July 11th, 2008

 Using the IAEA to Spy on Iran
CounterPunch Webzine, Friday, October 3rd, 2008

 R.I.P.: the Experts, 1929-2008
 A Very Short Obit
CounterPunch Webzine, Friday, November 14th, 2008

Our Current Economic Crisis
The Monks' Cure
CounterPunch Webzine, Friday, January 23rd, 2009

 Dennis Ross and Iran
 The Fox Guarding the Chicken Coop
CounterPunch Webzine, Sunday, March 1st, 2009

 The Iranian Election and Its Aftermath
 Beyond the Absurd Reductions
CounterPunch Webzine, Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

 A Dangerous Liaison
 The Iranian Greens and the West
CounterPunch Webzine, Thursday, February 18th, 2010

 An Academic Blunder
 ISIS and "Ariel University of Samaria, Israel"
CounterPunch Webzine, Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

 The End of "Tough Diplomacy"?
 The Fourth Round of Sanctions on Iran
CounterPunch Webzine, Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The Left and Iranian Exiles
 Voices of Resistance or Agitprop?
CounterPunch Webzine, Friday, October 22nd, 2010

 When Sanctions Are Not Enough
 Iran's Economy and the Impatience of Regime Changers
CounterPunch Webzine, Monday, November 22nd, 2010

 Iran and the Leaks of Wikileaks
 Revelations That Were Not
CounterPunch Webzine, Monday, December 6th, 2010

 Waiting for a New Economic Theory
 The Economic Crisis and the State of Economics
CounterPunch Webzine, Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Who Killed the Iranian Physics Professors?
 Rounding Up the Usual Suspects
CounterPunch Webzine, Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The Nature of "Revolutions" in the Middle East
 Seeing and Seeing As
CounterPunch Webzine, Friday, February 11th, 2011

 Revolutions and Exorcisms
 Ending Tyranny in the Middle East
CounterPunch Webzine, Friday, April 8th, 2011

 

 

 

The urban forest in front of  Peters Business Building (destroyed on May 23, 2012)

 


Selected Writings

 Containing Iran: Obama's Policy of “Tough Diplomacy," London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

The Obama Administration and Iran,” in Hopeless: Barak Obama and the Politics of Illusion, edited by Jeffry St. Clair and Joshua Frank, AK Press, 2012.

 

Latest US Sanctions Reflect Ongoing Tensions With Iran,” The JURIST, Legal News and Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, February 23, 2012.

 

The United States and Iran: The Policy of “Tough Diplomacy,” (a sequel to The United States and Iran: Sanctions, Wars and the Policy of Dual Containment, London: Routledge, 2008), forthcoming.

 

“A Sentimental Journey through Marxian Economics: A Review Essay on M. Lebowitz, Following Marx: Method, Critique and Crisis,” History of Economic Ideas, Volume 18, Number3, 2010.

 

“Deflation and the Recent Economic Crisis: A Review Essay on J. P. Raines and C. G. Leathers, Debt, Innovations, and Deflation: The Theories of Veblen, Fisher, Schumpeter, and Minsky,” History of Economic Ideas, January 2010.

 

 The United States and Iran: Sanctions, Wars and the Policy of Dual Containment, London: Routledge, 2008.

 

Review of Adam Smith’s Moral Philosophy: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective on Markets, Law, Ethics, and Culture, Jerry Evensky, January 2007, Economic History. Net, Wake Forest University.

 

Money and Exchange: Folktales and Reality (Routledge Studies in the History of Economics), 2006, London: Routledge.

 

“The Nature of “Human Nature,” History of Economic Ideas, Volume 3, 2003 (released August 2004).

 

“The Politics of the US Economic Sanctions against Iran,” Review of Radical Political Economy, (lead article), Volume 35, Number 3, 2003.

 

“On Veblen’s Coining of the Term ‘Neoclassical’” (reprint), in The Legacy of  Thorstein Veblen, edited by Rick Tilman, in the Intellectual Legacies in Modern Economics series, Steven G. Medema, Roger Backhouse and A.W. Coats (editors), London: Edward Elgar, 2003.

 

“Barter, Money and Commercial Arithmetic,” Journal of the History of Economic Thought. Volume 23, March 2001, pp. 77-98.

                               

“Labor and Labor Power,” Encyclopedia of Political Economy, edited by Phillip O'Hara, London: Routledge, 1999.

 

“Marx’s Method of Political Economy,” Encyclopedia of Political Economy, edited by Phillip O'Hara, London: Routledge, 1999.

 

“The Magical, Mystical ‘Paradox of Value’”, Research in the History of Economic Thought and  Methodology, Chapter 4, edited by Warren Samuels, Volume 16, JEI Press, 1998.

 

Institutionalist Method and Value: Essays in Honor of Paul D. Bush, Volume 1, edited by Sasan Fayazmanesh and Marc R. Tool, London: Edward Elgar, 1998.

 

Institutionalist Theory and Applications: Essays in Honor of Paul D. Bush, Volume 2, edited by Sasan Fayazmanesh and Marc R. Tool, London: Edward Elgar, 1998.

 

“On Veblen’s Coining of the Term ‘Neoclassical’”, in Institutionalist Method and Value: Essays in Honor of Paul D. Bush, Volume 1, edited by Sasan Fayazmanesh and Marc R. Tool, London: Edward Elgar, 1998.

 

“Theories of Development and the Iranian Left (1960s-70s): A Critical Assessment,” South Asia Bulletin: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Volume XV, No.1, pages 98-107, Duke University Press, 1995.

 


RESEARCH SITES

LexisNexis

 

STATISTICAL SITES

Department of Labor

BLS: Employment

BLS: CPI

BLS: PPI

BLS: History of CPI

BLS: Unemployment Rate

Department of Commerce

BEA: GDP,  Expenditures

Economic Report of the President

Department of Treasury

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

M1 and M2

Press Releases

Regulations

Discount Rate: Historical

Twelve Federal Reserve Banks

The World Bank

International Monetary Fund

 

CSUF SITES

California State University, Fresno

Henry Madden Library


 

 

The urban forest in front of  Peters Business Building (destroyed on May 23, 2012)