Edited by Joshua Cohen
How we can look beyond the tyranny of market logic in our public lives to reimagine the fundamentals of democracy.
Bringing together thirty-two world-class economists, Economics After Neoliberalism offers a powerful case for a new brand of economics—one focused on power and inequality and aimed at a more inclusive society.
Three prominent economists — Suresh Naidu, Dani Rodrik, and Gabriel Zucman — lead off with a vision for economic policy that stands as a genuine alternative to market fundamentalism. Contributors from across the spectrum expand on the state of creative ferment Naidu, Rodrik, and Zucman describe and offer new essays that challenge the current shape of markets and suggest more democratic alternatives.
Samuel Bowles, Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Oren Cass, William R. Easterly, Alice Evans, Amy Kapczynski, Robert Manduca, Suresh Naidu, Caleb Orr, Lenore Palladino, Margaret Peters, Corey Robin, Dani Rodrik, Debra Satz, Quinn Slobodian, Marshall Steinbaum, Arvind Subramanian, Gabriel Zucman.
"This Forum in the Boston Review deals with the role of economics in modern policy making and represents a wide set of perspectives on the topic. The opening text by Suresh Naidu, Dani Rodrik and Gabriel Zucman aims to answer a range of common criticism against the modern, neoclassic science of economics and its influence in public discussions. The different comments they received criticise their proposition from positions on the right and left, in- and outside of the accepted field of economics, are strongly politically biased or neutrally attacking methodological weaknesses. The authors of the opening categorize the responses into those who call for stronger normative influence in economics, those who ask for greater methodological and institutional pluralism and one group which defends neoliberalism in its achievements for the global poor. In summary, these articles brings together the essence of discussions in fiscal, social, political, labor and market economy, critizises it's shortcomings and advocates for multiple perspectives in the analysis of a sustainable and socially more equal economy. An easy and essential read."
- Naidu, Suresh, Dani Rodrik, and Gabriel Zucman. 2020. "Economics after Neoliberalism: Introducing the EfIP Project." AEA Papers and Proceedings, 110: 366-71. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20201000
Table of Contents of Economics after Neoliberalism
- Economics after Neoliberalism (Suresh Naidu, Dani Rodrik & Gabriel Zucman)
- Economics Is the Materiality of Moral Choice (Corey Robin)
- Economics after Partisanship (Oren Cass)
- In Defense of Neoliberalism (William Easterly)
- Markets Are Political (Debra Satz)
- What about Developing Countries? (Arvind Subramanian)
- Trade Restrictions Will Not Achieve Ethical Globalization (Margaret E. Peters)
- Inclusive Prosperity for Global Supply Chains (Alice Evans)
- A Transdisciplinary Approach (Complexity Economists)
- 'Illiberal' Economics (Caleb Orr)
- The Perils of Quantification (Ethian Bueno d Mesquita)
- Empiricism's Implicit Bias (Marshall Steinbaum)
- Economists Should Enable Democratic Priorities (Suresh Naidu, Dani Rodrik & Gabiel Zucman)
- Selling Keynesianism (Robert Manduca)
- Everyday Economists (Samuel Bowles Interviewed by Joshua Cohen)
- Who Owns Corporations? (Lenore Palladino)
- The False Promise of Enlightenment (Quinn Slobodian)
- Free Speech, Incorporated (Amy Kapczynski)
About Joshua Cohen
Joshua Cohen is Coeditor-in-Chief of Boston Review, member of the faculty of Apple University, and Distinguished Senior Fellow in Law, Philosophy, and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He has previously taught at Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.