Paresh Chattopadhyay teaches political economy at the Department of Sociology at University of Quebec at Montreal. He mainly offers courses on Marx, but also on the political economy of development and on quantitative methods in social sciences. His interest is in Marx’s critique of political economy and is explicitly based on the Marxist categories as they appear in Marx’s original works. He has also extensively written on the question of the development of the third world, the agrarian question in India, and on the (ex)soviet economy in the light of Marx’s Capital, and the theory of accumulation of capital. He is involved in the project of multi-volume Marx-Engels Historisch Kritisches Woerterbuch published under the sponsorship of the Philosophy Department of the Free University of Berlin and is connected with the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences in Berlin. His most recent publication is The Marxian Concept of Capital and the Soviet Experience, Praeger, 1994. His work has been published in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Japanese.


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