Robin Hahnel

Robin Hahnel is professor emeritus at American University in Washington, DC, and visiting professor in the department of economics at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where he now resides. He has also taught at the University of Maryland, the Catholic Universities in Panama and Peru, and Lewis and Clark College. He is the author of Of the people, By the people – The Case for a Participatory Economy (2012), Green Economics (2011), Economic Justice and Democracy (2005), The ABCs of Political Economy (2002), Panic Rules! (1999), and The Political Economy of Participatory Economic (with Michael Albert, 1991).


Robin Hahnel, Talouskasvusta, Parecon Finlandin julkaisuja 3, 2013, 4.9.2013

Robin Hahnel, Kilpailusta yhteistyöhön: Kohti oikeudenmukaista talousjärjestelmää. Like 2012. (Ks. myös Kapitalismin myyttejä: “Vain yksi malli”)



Participatory Economics and The Commons,, 15 January 2022

How will workplaces know what to produce?, 6 January 2022

Answering ‘There is No Alternative',, 29 November 2021

Anders Sandstrom interviews Robin Hahnel about Democratic Economic Planning,, 29 October 2021

Participatory Investment and Development Planning,, 17 September 2021 (video)

A Ticket To Ride: More Locations On The Class Map by Michael Albert and Robin Hahnel, ZNet, 9 September 2021

The Myth of Non-Reformist Reforms by Patrick St. John, Medium, 2 March 2018

The Left, the Right, and Globalization, New Politics, Summer 2017

Participatory Economics and the Next System, ZNet, 12 October 2016

The Us Left And Presidential Elections: What Can We Learn? ZNet, 2 August 2016

Ecologically Sustainable Growth Is Possible: An Interview With Economist Robin Hahnel by Kevin Young, Truthout, 7 July 2016

Brexit: Establishment Freak Out, CounterPunch, 27 June 2016

Participatory Economics and the Next System, ZNet, 2 March 2016

'Told You So' Is Bitter Sweet, ZNet, 4 November 2014

Capitalist Cheating, New Left Project, 3 March 2014

Energy, nukes and geoengineering in the age of global warming, Street Roots News, 14 December 2013

Guessing at Failure: On Climate Change, Nuclear Disaster, and Geoengineering. Common Dreams, 19 November 2013

Eco-localism: A Constructive Critique, ZNet, 13 November 2013

An Open Letter to the Climate Justice Movement, New Politics, 4 November 2013

Participatory Economics and The Commons,, 21 October 2013

Of the People, By the People, ZNet, 15 January 2013

The Economic Choice Beyond Capitalism and Communism, Alliance for Democracy - Populist Dialogues, January 2013 (video)

Case Against Markets, Parecon Finland, 22 September 2012 (University of Helsinki, 11 September) (video)

The Increasing Power Of Neoliberalism Globally by Robin Hahnel and Taylan Tosun, ZNet, 13 July 2012

The Eurozone Crisis - An Opportunity For the Left? New Left Project, 16 May 2012

Understanding Economic Suicide, ZNet, 28 February 2012

The Phoney Fiscal Cliff, New Left Project, 22 November 2012

Climate Change, Climate Policy and the Growth Imperative, ZVideo, 29 September 2012

Radicals and Reformers: Part 1: Climate Change, New Left Project, 24 April 2012

When Our Allies Are Not Like Us, New Left Project, 7 March 2012

Understanding Economic Suicide, New Left Project, 27 February 2012

The Formerly Advanced Economies, New Left Project, 7 February 2012

Fracking: Anatomy of a Free Market Failure, ZNet, 24 January 2012


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