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

  1. INET Economists Respond to Summers & Stansbury

    Lance Taylor, Servaas Storm, Mario Seccareccia and Marc Lavoie comment on Lawrence Summers and Anna Stansbury’s article titled “Whither Central Banking?”

  2. 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!

  3. Diversity and Pluralism in Economics

    This new series 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Is Green Growth Possible?

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. The Growing BRICS Economies

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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. 

  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.

  16. #INET2017

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

  17. Rebels & Masters

  18. The Vanishing Middle Class

  19. Economics of Innovation

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

  20. Gender Inequality

    A collection of INET work on gender inequality, inclusion and diversity, and the broader economic consequences.

  21. Experts on Trial

    Widespread criticism of elites and their ‘experts ’ raises questions about how economists should perceive their role, and what role societies should give them. We invited four scholars to start an online conversation by sharing their perspectives. The symposium is also downloadable in booklet form.

  22. 2016 in Review

    Significant papers and contributions produced in 2016 under the INET rubric

  23. Political Turmoil

    Viewing economic outcomes as divorced from politics risks serious misunderstanding and virtually ensures regulatory failure.

  24. Trade

    International trade and investment are vital drivers of economic growth. As the size and shape of the world economy enters a new period of change, trade patterns reflect an evolving reality

  25. Economics of Race

    Investigating race as a driver of economic destiny.

  26. Economic Growth

    The global economy appears to be stuck in a pattern of low growth, low inflation and unresolved debt burdens. Is this a result of policy mistakes, or have the fundamental dynamics of the economy shifted into an era of little or no growth known as secular stagnation?

  27. Future of Europe

    New perspectives on Europe’s unfolding financial, economic and political crises

  28. Neoliberalism

    A debate over definitions of Neoliberalism from different historical and philosophical approaches.

  29. Rebuilding Trust

    Trust is an essential part of a functioning economy, yet it is often one of the least understood variables in economics. While trust is difficult to understand and measure in the context of economics, this type of innovative work enables new and important conversations about trust and how it affects the economy.

  30. Realigning Financial Regulation

    Has financial reform succeeded in realigning finance with society’s broader public interests? Here’s what several of our top experts have to say.