Bracing for Trumponomics
Nov 29, 2016
What we’re reading: Some analysts expect dramatic changes and a short-term boost to the US economy, others predict continuity — and see Trump’s election reflecting a sea change in the global order
Economists and Trump: Straight Talk on Trade
Nov 20, 2016
By suppressing important questions in favor of being cheerleaders for globalization, economists failed to influence the public conversation
Trade Liberalization After the U.S. Election
Nov 16, 2016
The TPP is dead, as is the assumption that future free-trade agreements can be negotiated by experts alone
China: Challenges for the Next Administration
Nov 15, 2016 | 04:00—05:30
A conversation with Isaac Stone Fish, Senior Fellow at the Asia Society’s Center for U.S. – China Relations and Asia Editor at Foreign Policy Magazine.
The Global Trade Slowdown is both True and Non-trivial
Nov 2, 2016
Economists offer widely different explanations for the decline in trade between nations, in a debate that remains unresolved but is increasingly urgent
Congratulations to Economics Nobel Laureates Hart and Holmström
Oct 10, 2016
Economists honored for their work on contract theory, which has important implications for issues such as executive compensation that have been a focus of Institute research
Advanced Microeconomics for the Critical Mind
Oct 3–Dec 19, 2016
This course aims to introduce graduate students to the “standard” basic methods and topics of microeconomics as taught at the Ph.D. level, while providing a very different teaching approach than is prevalent in introductory doctoral-level microeconomics courses. Typically, much effort is focused on mastering a large technical apparatus consisting of axioms, theorems, propositions, and corresponding proofs, often leaving students longing for an informed and critical understanding of the deeper significance of the methods and results.
Law Economic Policy ConferenceConference
Sep 28–30, 2016
The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) in collaboration with the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET) are organizing India’s first “Law Economic Policy Conference (LPEC 2016)”. The aim is to bring together economic, legal and policy thinkers together to consider policy issues in a holistic manner.
The Outlook for the Global Economy
Sep 22, 2016 | 06:00—07:30
An exclusive conversation with Richard Batley, Head of Macroeconomics at Lombard Street Research.
‘Advanced Microeconomics for the Critical Mind’ Returns in October
Sep 20, 2016
We are happy to announce that we are offering a second run of the online course which aims to introduce graduate students and interested persons generally to the basic methods and topics of standard microeconomics as taught at the Ph.D. level — with a bit of ‘attitude’!
Understanding the Economics of Networks
Sep 7, 2016
Prof. Sanjeev Goyal explains his general theory of network formation based on individual incentives, and their economic implications
General Equilibrium Theory: Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing?
Aug 16, 2016
Does general equilibrium theory sufficiently enhance our understanding of the economic process to make the entire exercise worthwhile, if we consider that other forms of thinking may have been ‘crowded out’ as a result of its being the ‘dominant discourse’? What, in the end, have we really learned from it?
The strange fate of economists' interest in collective decision-making
Aug 9, 2016
How economists turned to the study of collective decision-making after World War II, faced many impossibilities, and lost interest after solving them
What’s the Problem With Protectionism?
Jul 19, 2016
One thing is now certain about the upcoming presidential election in the United States: the next president will not be a committed free trader.
Advanced Graduate Workshop in Development and GlobalizationWorkshop
Jul 4–17, 2016
The Advanced Graduate Workshop in Development, led by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz is interested in identifying the complex interactions that influence well-being, development and growth.