Paul Zarembka earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and was at the University of California, Berkeley, before arriving in Buffalo. His initial research and teaching were in the development theory and in econometrics. Influenced by re-thinking the basis of the economic theory he had been taught, along with two and half years of research at the International Labor Office in Geneva, he came to realize that a class-based approach to economics, rather than an individualistic one, is basic and arrived at the conclusion that Marx offered the foundation for a understanding that needed to be built upon. Consistent with this reconsideration, since 1977 he has edited Research in Political Economy, a hardback annual currently published by Emerald. He has published numerous articles and made many conference presentations in many countries.
His books include Toward a Theory of Economic Development, Frontiers in Econometrics (as editor), and The Hidden History of 9-11 (as editor). He is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Limitations of Marx’s Revolution in Political Economy. He has also been a long-term activist in his academic union, United University Professions, and is current its campus Grievance Officer for Academics. He enjoys classical music and foreign travel and has had academic leaves at the Universities of Heidelberg and Goettingen, with a group for research on science in Strasbourg, and as a Fulbright Scholar in Poznan.