Paulo dos Santos is Associate Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research.
I am a mathematical political economist working to develop observationally grounded insights into the social content of market outcomes and institutional structures in contemporary capitalist economies. My research engages with topics ranging from mathematical methods, information theory, and economic methodology, to Classical political economy, the structure and development of financial and monetary systems, and the economic effects of systems of racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination. Across all these areas, I am working to develop rigorous ways to draw on new data, methods, and analytical instruments to show how today’s decentralized market economies reproduce aggregate relationships between definite social groups. In this my work seeks to contribute to the development of a contemporary version of Classical political economy.