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    Meet YSI at ASSA in Chicago

    YSI News YSI | Dec 30, 2016

    The Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Young Scholars Initiative will be present at this year’s ASSA in Chicago, January 6th-8th.


    The Burden of Race Discrimination is Heaviest Where it Intersects with Gender

    Video | Dec 30, 2016

    Professor Marlene Kim provided a riveting picture, via her personal family history of the exploitation of the Asian-American working-class in California. She challenged the invisibility of Asian-Americans in discussions of race in America, and also focused on the double burden of discrimination borne by women of color.


    INET Research in a Year of Living Dangerously

    Article | Dec 29, 2016

    Notes from the Institute’s Director of Research on some significant papers and contributions produced in 2016 under the INET rubric 


    Garza Parsing America’s Backlash

    Video | Dec 27, 2016

    Black Lives Matter movement co-founder Alicia Garza, addressing the Institute’s Detroit conference on the economics of race, placed the turmoil created by the 2016 election in the context of a backlash against the gains made by social movements challenging racial and social injustice. She argued that those movements now need, more than ever, “to show up for one another” at a local level to protect those gains


    Sraffa’s Revolution in Economic Theory

    Article | Dec 26, 2016

    The prominence of the debate over ‘reswitching’ has obscured the importance of Piero Sraffa’s profound contribution to economics. It’s time to revisit and build on that body of work


    Volcker on the Treasury and the Fed, Regulation and More

    Video | Dec 24, 2016

    Former Treasury Secretary Paul Volcker reviews a life’s work and the pressing challenges of the moment in conversation with Institute for New Economic Thinking President Rob Johnson


    If CEO Pay Was Measured Properly, It Would Look Even More Outrageus

    Article | Dec 22, 2016

    Research funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking has revealed that the SEC reports executive compensation using a formula that routinely undercounts it


    2016 in Review



    Chanos: Is a big change underway in global capitalism?

    Article | Dec 21, 2016

    Milwaukee-born short-seller Jim Chanos, founder and managing partner of New York-based Kynikos Associates, teaches University of Wisconsin and Yale business students about corporate fraud. During his life and career, he has witnessed seismic shifts in economic thinking and the relationship between labor and capital. Chanos shares his thoughts on the world emerging from the election of Donald Trump and the tumultuous political events of 2016. 


    A New Tool For Teaching Pluralist Economics

    Article | Dec 20, 2016

    Students in Europe have created an important resource for those seeking alternative curricular materials