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Young Scholars Initiative: The Next Generation of New Economic Thinkers

Explore your curiosity in economics in an open and critical community. To join our community, begin by creating a member profile on our new Young Scholars Directory, then join one of our working groups that conforms most closely to your interests.  Watch the video

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Microfinance & Austerity: No Womens' Empowerment without Community Involvement

How austerity policies and microfinance can bankrupt rather than empower women. Professor Girón discusses why microfinance cannot replace development banks. Watch the video

How the Economics of the Economics Profession Resists New Thinking

Following a thought-provoking panel discussion at the AEA, James Heckman and Rob Johnson discuss peer-reviewed journals and a professional incentive structure that constricts the idea space and reinforces tired orthodoxies in economics. Watch the video

Race Has a Regional Dimension in America’s Political Economy

Stanford economic historian Professor Gavin Wright, addressing the Institute’s conference on the economics of race, argues that the conditions facing the children of the great migration from the South are very different to the conditions for the children of those who stayed behind.  Watch the video