Dr. David F. Ruccio is Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame, where he has taught since 1982. He is also a member of the Higgins Labor Studies Program and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He has 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 and completed his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1984. 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's is the author of over 70 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 and served as its editor for twelve years (1997-2009). He continues as a member of both the editorial board and the international advisory board, and is currently the coeditor of the Keywords section.
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, international political economy, economic development (especially in Latin America), economic methodology, and the current economic crises. He is currently working on two new book manuscripts: "Economics, the University, and the World" and "What's the Matter with Exploitation."
Dr. Ruccio was born in 1953 in Middlebury, Connecticut, USA.