Adam Smith and his contemporaries were key figures of the Scottish enlightenment. How much of his real thought survives in modern economics, and has something important been lost?
Nicola Sturgeon covers a range of topics including how economists’ work relates to policymaking, the financial crisis and the dangers of groupthink, how dissatisfaction with stagnating wages and rising inequality played into political shocks like Brexit, the legacy of Adam Smith, why new economic thinking is so important, and what her government is doing to foster and apply it.
Rob Johnson kicks off INET’s “Reawakening” conference with his take on how economists can win back the trust of a world that has rejected experts
What explains the slow recovery from the financial crisis and great recession in so much of the world?
Can a monetary union without true banking and fiscal union be saved? What remains of the hopes that animated the Treaty of Rome?
“Dual Economy” models were developed to explain growth in the developing world. Now they appear necessary to comprehend the high income trap that afflicts the world’s most developed economies.
A discussion of new economic thinking over the years at Cambridge, and its recent contributions via the Cambridge-INET Institute
Different accounts trace populism to cultural reactions, racial or gender animosity, and/or economics. What does the empirical evidence suggest?
Is Comparative Advantage the Ideology of the Comparatively Advantaged?
What Do Citations Actually Measure in Economics and How Should Economic Journals and Department Review Committees Use This Data?
A look at how liberal democracies have disintegrated amid economic crises. Speakers: Thomas Ferguson, Tiziana Foresti, Nadia Garbellini, Peter Langer, Joachim Voth, Ariel Wirkierman Discussant: James Kurth Chair: Thomas Ferguson
How we can create useful economic theory that recognizes that the future is radically uncertain?
The Role These Factors Play in Shaping Economic Knowledge and Behavior
Coping with the dysfunction of advanced economies, and developing strategies for economic development.
Untangling the Facts about Immigration in the World Economy.
Fake news, propaganda, and “expertise”: What has happened to information in the information age?
What role does debt play in triggering economic crises, and is the problem principally public or private sector debt?
As the old lines continue to shift, what does inequality mean in the modern global economy? And, how does the economy need to evolve to address these changes?
Not just an American dilemma: is political money in dual economies the biggest problem of all?
What can policy do to remedy the spread of dual economies in the developed world?
What would it look like if women and other marginalized groups could fully participate in our economy and society?
One-way bets and bubble machines: How can central banks restrain moral hazard when markets know they bail out big banks in financial crises?
As dual economies transform countries, how does world politics adjust?
Climate Change and Denial
Macroeconomics and finance beyond DSG