Rethinking Economics and Economic History in Zimbabwe: Theory and Practice
Apr 22, 2017
Workshop of the YSI Africa Working Group
Against False Arrogance of Economic Knowledge
Apr 17, 2017
“The humility to accept that economic propositions cannot be universal would save us from self-defeating arrogance.” Economist Amit Bhaduri adds his perspective to our Experts on Trial discussion.
A Turbulent Capitalist Economy: The vision of Anwar Shaikh
Apr 5, 2017
In a recent interview at the INET offices in New York, Anwar Shaikh provided a background to the work and his life in this quest.
The Mechanical Turn in Economics and Its Consequences
Mar 20, 2017
In the age of Adam Smith, an economics that masqueraded as natural science and excluded the human condition actually suited the interests of the landed and the wealthy
The Next Generation of New Economic Thinkers
Mar 7, 2017
Explore your curiosity in economics in an open and critical community.
Can “It” Happen Again? Defining the Battlefield for a Theoretical Revolution in Economics
Feb 27, 2017
As part of our “Experts on Trial Series”, Antonella Palumbo argues for stripping away ‘scientific’ shibboleths that mask social and political choices
'People Have Had Enough of Experts'
Feb 6, 2017
As part of our ongoing symposium “Experts on Trial”, Professor Sheila Dow argues that if voters have grown contemptuous of economists’ expertise, that’s because economics has been misrepresented as a technical subject separate from politics and moral judgments
Why Economists Should Think of Themselves as Plumbers
Jan 23, 2017
From physicists to engineers to meds to plumbers: thoughts on Esther Duflo’s ASSA 2017 lecture on rediscovering the last art of economics
Sraffa’s Revolution in Economic Theory
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
A New Tool For Teaching Pluralist Economics
Dec 20, 2016
Students in Europe have created an important resource for those seeking alternative curricular materials
Curriculum Reform is Vital if Economics is to Serve Humanity
Dec 7, 2016
Joe Earle, co-founder of The Post-Crash Economics Society, member of Rethinking Economics and co-author of the Econocracy, explains why his group is trying to democratize economics as a conversation and a policy–making process.
Is Technology Killing Capitalism?
Aug 17, 2016
Is Market Capitalism simply an accident of certain factors that came together in the 19th and 20th centuries? Does the innovation of economics require a new economics of innovation? Is the study of economics deeply affected by the incentive structures faced by economists themselves, necessitating a study of the “economics of economics”?
There Isn’t Really a ‘Mainstream’ at All
Aug 11, 2016
There is a mix of common-sense opinions, political prejudices, conventional business practice, and pragmatic rules of thumb, supported in an ad hoc, opportunistic way by bits and pieces of economic theory.
Why Does Economics Reject New Thinking?
Jul 29, 2016
On George Akerlof’s “The Market for Lemons”
Improving the Teaching of Econometrics
May 12, 2016
A major shift is needed in the Econometrics curriculum for both graduate and undergraduate teaching to include modern topics.