Series

Curated collections of expert commentary and analyses of critical economic issues.

  1. Diversity and Pluralism in Economics: Problems and Solutions

    This new series on diversity and pluralism will explore different takes on and claims about the challenges of women and minorities in economics, opening up a debate on a range of questions: How does the battle for self-determination and equality interact with a wider fight for academic freedom? Is diversity a proxy for a pluralism of ideas in economics? How can we take action to change existing models and assumptions? These issues and more will be considered through a series of original articles and interviews. Note: The series represents a variety of different viewpoints, but we realize it will not and cannot be exhaustive. -Orsola Costantini and Giulia Zacchia, editors.

  2. Economics' Race Problem: A Video Playlist

    In this series, scholars and activists challenge economic orthodoxy by showing how race functions as an arbiter of access to power, privilege, and wealth.

  3. Is Green Growth Possible? A Debate

    In this series, economists debate whether catastrophic global warming can be stopped while maintaining current levels of economic growth. Enno Schröder, Servaas Storm, Gregor Semieniuk, Lance Taylor, and Armon Rezai find there is a tradeoff between growth and decarbonization, while Michael Grubb responds with more optimism.

  4. Summers vs. Stiglitz

    Been following Larry Summers and Joe Stiglitz’s debate over secular stagnation? Check out their INET work on the topic here and decide for yourself who makes the better case.

  5. 2008: A Retrospective on the Financial Crisis

    Before 2008, mainstream economics thought a global economic crisis on the scale of the Great Depression was impossible. Then Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy. A decade later, INET looks back at the causes of the global financial crisis, and what policymakers—and economists—must change to prevent another one.

  6. Cryptocurrency in Context

    Cryptocurrency is one of the hottest topics in finance, yet it is often misunderstood, both by the general public and self-proclaimed “experts.” In this collection, members of the INET community offer a broader look at the economics of cryptocurrency, and money itself.

  7. Italy and the Rise of "Populism"

    In March, Italian voters delivered a shocking rebuke to establishment politics, propelling the “populist” League and Five Star Movement into government in June. As Italy becomes the latest European country to elect a government full of “anti-establishment” promises, the question of how and why such governments get elected is of increasing importance. In this series, INET scholars investigate the political and economic consequences of Italy’s election, both within and beyond the country’s borders.

  8. Announcements

  9. The Crisis of Conformity in Economics

    Academia—and economics in particular—has increasingly placed emphasis on measures of research “quality” that do more to narrow intellectual exploration than they do to produce good scholarship. With a mandate of reforming the economics profession, INET has produced a series of research on the issues of evaluation and citations, academic conformity, and exactly what makes “good” economics.

  10. The Growing BRICS Economies

    A series on the changing economic dynamics of the BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

  11. MLK’s Economic Legacy

    Fifty years after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., INET looks back at his forgotten economic legacy. In the final years of his life, these provocative positions made King controversial, and they remain as urgent now as they were then.

  12. The Bear Stearns Bailout, Ten Years Later

    Ten years ago, the investment bank Bear Stearns collapsed. Its controversial rescue by the Federal Reserve and JP Morgan Chase marked a prelude to the global financial crisis, which would begin in earnest in September 2008. As part of INET’s look back at the financial crisis, we offer this series of reflections on the Bear Stearns bailout, the financialization of debt, and the moral hazard of government bailouts of banks. 

  13. INET & Grantees in the News

    For media inquiries please email Moira Herbst (moira@ineteconomics.org) or Aaron Freedman (aaron@ineteconomics.org).

  14. Global Commission

    Learn more about the Commission on Global Economic Transformation

  15. #NewEconomicThinking

    To commemorate the 150th episode of our video series, “New Economic Thinking,” we are highlighting some of the most compelling content from the series here.