By Irene van Staveren
- The Values of Economics; An Aristotelian Perspective (2001)
- Economics After the Crisis; An Introduction to Economics from a Pluralist and Global Perspective (2014)
Economics After the Crisis is an introductory economics textbook, covering key topics in micro and macro economics. However, this book differs from other introductory economics textbooks in the perspective it takes, and it incorporates issues that are presently underserved by existing textbooks on the market. This book offers an introduction to economics that takes into account criticisms of the orthodox approach, and which acknowledges the role that this largely Western approach has played in the current global financial and economic crisis.
A key feature of the book is its global approach: it offers examples from countries all over the world, including from developing and emerging economies. The chapters discuss all major economic topics, including individuals and households; the behavior of consumers; the behavior of firms; markets; the role of the state; public goods and commons; lab our markets; capital markets; the macroeconomic flow; economic growth; international trade; nature and environmental externalities; poverty and well-being. Throughout, the book presents theoretical perspectives in which social structures, relatedness, uncertainty, and social norms provide key economic explanations, contrasting these with the idealized worldview of neoclassical economics.
Economics After the Crisis is designed for a one-semester introductory course in economics, primarily at undergraduate but also at postgraduate level, and is suitable for students from a range of disciplines. It will be of particular relevance to those students with an interest in developing economies.
Lectures about Each Chapter of the Book
Irene van Staveren has recorded a lecture for each of the chapters of her book (see the table of contents further down this page):
Alternatively, you may want to take the Coursera course that Van Staveren and colleagues teach along the line of this book, with shorter videos.
‘If we’d read those stuffy economists, the crisis could have been prevented’ - interview with Irene van Staveren in a magazine from Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1 April 2016
Table of Contents of Economics after the Crisis
- Economics as a Science
- Individuals and Households
- The State
- Public Goods and Commons
- Labour Markets
- Financial Markets
- The Macroeconomic Flow
- Economic Growth
- International Trade
- Well-being and Poverty
About Irene van Staveren
Irene van Staveren (1963) is professor of pluralist development economics at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Professor van Staveren's theoretical interest in is feminist economics, social economics, institutional economics and post-Keynesian economics. Her key research interest is at the meso level of the economy with topics such as social cohesion, social exclusion, inequality and discrimination, as well as ethics and values in the economy and in economics. She is project leader of the online database Indices of Social Development. In addition, van Staveren is member of the think tank Sustainable Finance Lab and on the board of the student initiative Rethinking Economics NL.