CSU, Chico News

Economist Receives International Award

Date: 07-22-2010

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs

Michael Perelman, who teaches economics at California State University, Chico, received an award for Outstanding Achievement in Political Economy of the 21st Century from the World Association of Political Economy at its international conference in China in May.

Perelman was one of eight recipients, three from the Chinese Academy of Science, one each from Japan and Bulgaria, and three from the United States.

Over the course of his career, Perelman has authored dozens of journal articles and 19 books, including his most recent, “The Confiscation of American Prosperity.” Other titles include “Railroading Economics,” “Manufacturing Discontent,” “The Perverse Economy” and “The Invention of Capitalism.”

His new book, “The Invisible Handcuffs: How Market Tyranny Stifles the Economy by Stunting Labor,” will appear in January 2011.

Perelman received his PhD in agricultural economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971. He has taught at CSU, Chico since 1970.

Perelman has been a visiting scholar at the University of Paris and at Stanford University. His work has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Serbian and Japanese.