Robert is Professor of Political Economy in the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow. From 2005-2018, he co-edited the Review of Social Economy. Together with John Davis he co-authored Health CareEconomics (Routledge), and with Wilfred Dolfsma, Deb Figart, Ellen Mutari, and Mark White, he co-edited the four volume Social Economics: Critical Concepts in Economics (Routledge Major Works Series). He has published numerous journal articles in, for example, American Journal of Public Health; British Journal of Management; Cambridge Journal of Economics; Economic Geography; Economy and Society; European Journal of the History of Economic Thought; Fiscal Studies; Journal of Business Ethics; Journal of Economic Issues; Journal of Institutional Economics; Review of Radical Political Economics; Scottish Journal of Political Economy; Work, Employment and Society, among others.
Why care a damn
McMaster takes a tally of the value of care in an economy and asks: what is a round of applause worth? Four years before Covid 19 infected its first victim,