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11 New Economic Thinkers You Should Watch

11 New Economic Thinkers You Should Watch


In commemoration of the 200th episode of INET’s New Economic Thinking video series, we’re highlighting 11 new economic thinkers who embody the INET spirit: creative thinking, passion for social justice, and fearlessness in breaking the status quo. If you like what you see, make sure to check out our YouTube channel for more!

The New Feudalism

Video Featuring Anand Giridharadas and Rob Johnson

Under the guise of “philanthropy,” business elites have an increasing grip on society

Can we overcome the economic legacy of racism?

Video Featuring William A. Darity and Rob Johnson

If additional education is not the solution to racial inequality, what is?

Global Inequality is a Threat to Democracy

Video Featuring Winnie Byanyima

Winnie Byanyima shows how we all suffer when corporations evade taxes

Sadie Alexander: An Economist Ahead of Her Time

Video Featuring Nina Banks

Nina Banks assesses the legacy of the first African-American economist in the United States

Teaching Economics the Adam Smith Way

Video Featuring Sheila Dow

The economist had to learn moral philosophy before anything else—an underpinning that’s still helpful for today’s students

How to Rewrite the Rules of Globalization

Video Featuring Joe Stiglitz

How did globalization create such discontent in developed and developing countries alike? Nobel laureate and INET grantee Joseph Stiglitz explains in this 150th episode of our “New Economic Thinking” video series.

The Government as an Entrepreneur

Video Featuring Mariana Mazzucato

Mariana Mazzucato argues that the idea that entrepreneurship is confined to the private sector is wrong.

Making Sense of Globalization in the 21st Century

Video Featuring Andrew Sheng

In a complex world, we’ll experience more “black swans”, and the things that standard economic models assumed away will matter much more.

Narrative as Destiny: Steering Markets and Innovation to Serve Society

Video Featuring Tim O'Reilly and Pia Malaney

“The stories we tell ourselves about the world are a map of the world as we see it. And if we want to change the world, we have to change the story first.”

How Neoliberalism Threatens Democracy

Video Featuring Wendy Brown and Rob Johnson

Professor Wendy Brown engages in an in-depth exploration of the corrosive effect of approaching education, law, politics and governance through the lens of neoliberal economic rationality.

More INET video

Working Paper Series

Antitrust and Economic History: The Historic Failure of the Chicago School of Antitrust

Paper By Mark Glick

This paper presents an historical analysis of the antitrust laws.

Lost in Deflation

Paper By Servaas Storm

Why Italy’s woes are a warning to the whole Eurozone

Economic Consequences of the U.S. Convict Labor System

Paper By Michael Poyker

Prisoners employed in manufacturing constitute 4.2% of total U.S. manufacturing employment in 2005; they produce cheap goods, creating labor demand shock.

The Knightian Uncertainty Hypothesis: Unforeseeable Change and Muth’s Consistency Constraint in Modeling Aggregate Outcomes

Paper By Roman Frydman, Søren Johansen, Anders Rahbek, and Morten Tabor

This paper introduces the Knightian Uncertainty Hypothesis (KUH), a new approach to macroeconomics and finance theory.

New Evidence on the Portfolio Balance Approach to Currency Returns

Paper By Nevin Cavusoglu, Michael Goldberg, and Josh Stillwagon

Asset markets are indispensable in harnessing society’s diverse views and insights about future business performance. But those views are shaped as much by emotion and crowd mentality as by rational expectations.

The Contributions of Socioeconomic and Opioid Supply Factors to Geographic Variation in U.S. Drug Mortality Rates

Paper By Shannon Monnat

Economic distress in rural areas and opioid exposure in cities are key indicators of overdose deaths

Labor Laws and Manufacturing Performance in India: How Priors Trump Evidence and Progress Gets Stalled

Paper By Servaas Storm

For years, governments in India and much of the developing world have followed the advice of a paper arguing that labor regulations actually hurt workers. The problem? The research was wrong.

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