Steven Pressman

Steven Pressman

Steven Pressman is a part-time professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research in Manhattan. Previously he taught at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey and Colorado State University in Fort Collins. In addition, he serves as Associate Editor of the Review of Political Economy. His main research areas are poverty and income distribution, post-Keynesian macroeconomics, and the history of economic thought. Over the past three decades, Pressman has published around 200 articles in refereed journals and as book chapters, and has authored or edited 19 books, including Understanding Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2015). A New Guide to Post Keynesian Economics (Routledge, 2001), Alternative Theories of the State (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), and 50 Major Economists (Routledge, 2013), which has reached its third edition and has been translated into five different languages. He is a frequent contributor to newspapers and regularly appears on TV to discuss economic issues.


Why America has a debt ceiling: 5 questions answered

By: - May 22, 2023

Economist Steven Pressman explains what the debt ceiling is and why we have it — and why it may be time to abolish it.