Articles and analyses from the INET community on the key economic questions of our time.


Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent’s Stealth Takeover of America

May 30, 2018

Nobel laureate James Buchanan is the intellectual linchpin of the Koch-funded attack on democratic institutions, argues Duke historian Nancy MacLean


How to Grow the Economy While Reducing Inequality

Apr 27, 2018

For the BRICS countries to not just grow their economies but also raise the standard of living of their people, inclusive growth that prioritizes poverty reduction is a must


BRICS to Play a Leading Role in Driving Future Global Economic Growth

Apr 20, 2018

But the five countries must still support greater investment in other emerging and developing economies


Luigi Pasinetti on Disrupting Neoclassical Hegemony in Economics

Mar 20, 2018

The renowned economist reflects on the rise of neoclassical economics, the post-2008 surge of interest in non-mainstream, heterodox thought, and how young economists can remain independent in the face of biased evaluation systems


Stock Buybacks Hurt Workers and the Economy. We Should Ban Them.

Feb 27, 2018

Workers, innovation, and productivity all suffer when corporations spend their new U.S. tax breaks on stock buybacks.


A Note on the Gender Disparity in Quoted Experts

Feb 26, 2018

Why women experts are denied the same scholarly authority conferred to men, and what we should do about it


Why Big Firms No Longer Pay (Much) More

Jan 28, 2018

The corporate titans of yore once offered a sizable wage premium over smaller employers—but not anymore. What happened?


How Pseudoscientific Rankings Are Distorting Research

Jan 18, 2018

The shocking—but illustrative—example of how an Italian government agency concocted statistics to evaluate scholarship, hid them from the public, and masqueraded them as science. It’s a growing phenomenon