Robert L. Heilbroner

Former Norman Thomas Professor of Economics, Emeritus, New School for Social Research

Robert L. Heilbroner (1919 – 2005) was Norman Thomas Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at the New School for Social Research. A prominent economist, he considered himself a social theorist and "worldly philosopher," convinced that the study of economics, following the collapse of the Keynesian view, has reached a state of crisis that can never be overcome without the development of an all-encompassing vision.

Last Updated: September 3, 2017

  • The Crisis of Vision in Modern Economic Thought (with W.S. Milberg, 1996)
  • Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy (1996)
  • Visions of the Future: the Distant Past, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (1995)