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Dr. Pressman is an Emeritus Professor of Economics and Finance at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. He also serves as co-editor of the Review of Political Economy, as Associate Editor and Book Review Editor of the Eastern Economic Journal, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Basic Income Studies.
He has served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Social Economics from 2000 to 2002, and has been on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Economic Association from 1994 to the present.
Since 1996 he has served as Treasurer of the Eastern Economic Association. In his ten years as Treasurer he has built up a reserve for the organization of around $200,000.
Dr. Pressman received his Ph.D. in 1983 from the New School for Social Research. He has published around 120 articles in refereed journals and as book chapters, and has authored, or edited 13 books, including Women in the Age of Economic Transformation (Routledge, 1994), Economics and Its Discontents (Edward Elgar, 1998), A New Guide to Post Keynesian Economics (Routledge, 2001), Alternative Theories of the State (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2006), 50 Major Economists, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2006), and Leading Contemporary Economists (Routledge, 2008).
His main areas of research are poverty and income distribution, and government tax and spending policies (including basic income plans, Social Security, education financing and spending, taxing e-commerce, health care policy, and anti-poverty policy).