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We’re bringing together scholarly work, editorial perspectives, multimedia, and conference discussions to further examine key issues in the economics discipline and beyond.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The Growing BRICS Economies

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

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    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.

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    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. 

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    INET & Grantees in the News

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

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    Working Paper Series

    We support in-depth, multidisciplinary research that carefully examines the conceptual frameworks of economic thinking. This series focuses on critical areas in the discipline that are relevant right now.

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    Global Commission

    Learn more about the Commission on Global Economic Transformation

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    #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.

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    #INET2017

    Material from, and related to, INET’s 2017 conference: Reawakening

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    Economics of Innovation

    Focusing on understanding the context in which innovation is possible, and examining the role of innovation in growth and distribution.