Joseph Halevi was born in 1946, in Haifa, now Israel then British Palestine. He was educated in Italy at the University of Rome where he studied philosophy, economics and political economy. He began his academic life by teaching at the New School for Social Research in New York and at Rutgers University. In 1979 he was appointed by the University of Sydney. Since then he taught also at the University of Connecticut, at the Université Pierre Mendès France de Grenoble, at the Université de Nice and at the Université de Picardie, Amiens. Currently he is also with the faculty and in the steering committee of the International University College in Turin. At the theoretical level his research has focused on disequilibrium processes known as traverses and on the world macropolicies from a structuralist perspective. He dealt with both EU and Asian-US macroeconomic imbalances. He has coedited with David Laibman and Edward Nell the volume Beyond the Steady State: A Revival of Growth Theory, Macmillan 1992, and with Jean Marc Fontaine, Restoring Demand In The World Economy Edward Elgar 1998. His most recent work is a book co-authored with Yanis Varoufakis and Nicholas Theocarakis, Modern Political Economics: Making Sense of the Post-2008 World, Routledge 2011.