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Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University (1984)
B.A., St. John's College (1972)

Recent Courses

System Of Political Economy
The National Economy
The Price System

Personal Statement

"With a very strong light, one can make the world disappear. Before weak eyes it will become solid; before still weaker eyes it will acquire fists; and to eyes yet weaker, it will be embarrassed and punch the face of anyone who dares to look at it." -- Kafka

Teaching Specializations/Interests

History of Economic Thought
Industrial Organization
International Trade
Systems of Political Economy

Research Interests

Social Semiotics (inter-disciplinary)
Labor Economics
Classical Value Theory
Systems of Poitical Economy
Maritime History: Titanic


David Gleicher (2006). The Rescue of the Third Class on the Titanic: A Revisionist History. St. John's, Canada: International Maritime Economic History Association.

David Gleicher and Lonnie Stevans (1991). A Classical Approach to Occupational Wage Rates. New York, NY: Praeger.

David Gleicher and John Alcorn (1988). Piano e mercato nell'economia socialista (Plan and Market in Socialist Economies). Rome, Italy: Salvatore Sciascia Editore.

Refereed Articles

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David Gleicher (2014), The dialogic lacuna in Fenvesís The Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of Time. Semiotica, 14(202), 783-804.

David Gleicher (2014), Review Article: The Early Benjamin Redux. Critical Sociology, 40(2), 305-307.

David Gleicher (2013), Rethinking money and the state: a semiotic turn. Journal of Sustainable ofFinance & Investment, 3(4), 344-359.

David Gleicher (2011), Social Acttion, Dialogism and the Imaginary Community. Social Semiotics, 21:3, 381-398.

David Gleicher, Lonnie Stevans (2005), A Comprehensive Profile of the Working Poor. Labour, 19 3, 512-29.

David Gleicher, Lonnie Stevans (2004), Who Survived Titanic? A Logistic Regression Analysis. International Journal of Maritime History, 16 2, 61-85.

David Gleicher (2004), The Departure Time of Collapsible C: Some Counter Arguments. Titanic Commutator, 28:167, 168-71.

David Gleicher (2002), The Break-up of the Titanic: Viewpoints and Evidence. Research Articles, Encyclopedia Titanica, 27 pp.

David Gleicher (2001), The Fatal Journey of 3rd Class Men Inside the Titanic. Research Articles, Encyclopedia Ttitanica, 25 pp.

David Gleicher (2001), John Edward Hart: Dubious Hero? Research Articles, Encyclopedia Ttitanica, 22 pp.

David Gleicher, Lonnie Stevans (1992), Net Employment Reserves and Occupational Wage Rate Determination. Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, 15, 125-46.

David Gleicher (1991), Labor Specialization and the Transformation Problem. Review of Radical Political Economics, 21 1/2, 75-95.

David Gleicher (1989), Wage Rate Differentials in Capitalist Economies. Science & Society, 53:1, 29-46.

John Alcorn, David Gleicher, Paul Swanson (1988), Toward a General Model of Prices, Chioice of Technique and Distribution in a Centrally-Planned Socialist Economy. Economics of Planning, 22 3, 117-35.

David Gleicher (1988), Bonus Formulae and Central Planning. Review of Radical Political Economics, 20:2/3, 133-137.

John Alcorn, David Gleicher (1987), Workers, Inputs and Exploitation: Note on Roemer. Review of Radical Political Economics, 19:2, 77-82.

David Gleicher (1985), Abstract Labour, the Rubin School and the Marxist Theory of Value. Capital & Class, 24, 147-155.

David Gleicher (1985), The Ontology of Labor Values. Science & Society, 49:4, 463-471.

David Gleicher (1985), Rejoinder (to Weiman). Social Concept, 2:2, 38-40.

David Gleicher (1985), From Petty to Smith: The Origins of Classical Value Theory. Social Concept, 2:2, 3-31.

David Gleicher (1983), An Historical Approach to the Question ot Abstract Labour. Capital & Class, 21, 97-122.

David Gleicher (1982), The Historical Bases of Physiocracy: An Analysis of the Tableau Economique. Science & Society, 46:3, 328-60.

Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

2002, Consultant to and major appearance in "Titanicís Ghosts," Public Broadcasting System (PBS) documentary, produced by Engel Brothers Media. US Premiere, November 20.