Economic Science and Economic Reality

“Last week, Rethinking Economics NL published an outstanding analysis of the state of economics education in the Netherlands today. It starts out by explaining how economics has gone from a science whose focus, domain and methods are defined or at least informed by its subject matter to a science whose subject matter is wholly defined by its method of analysis.”

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Dear Business Schools: Profits are Not the Point

“Capitalism exploits workers. Capitalists are greedy. Capitalists destroy the environment. Or so say capitalism’s critics.
The litany of complaints about capitalism stretches to the horizon, ignoring the fact that capitalism has improved the lives of countless millions and serves as the single-most powerful force for good the world has ever seen. Why the disconnect?”

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A New Paradigm for the Introductory Course in Economics

“Our intro courses fail to reflect the dramatic advances in economics […] since Samuelson’s paradigm-setting 1948 textbook. Missing, too, is any sustained engagement with new problems we now confront and on which economics has important insights for public policy – climate change, innovation, instability and growing inequality amongst them. This column introduces a free online interactive text […] which responds.”

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Rethinking Economics

This organisation is campaigning for the reform of economics curricula, but at the same time aims to democratize economics. According to the organisation rethinking economics matters as it will “benefit the discipline”, “combat climate change and poverty” and “improve democracy.”

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The Institute for New Economic Thinking

INET “is dedicated to the rigorous pursuit of innovative economic theories and methods that address society’s most pressing concerns.” With a leadership which includes “Nobel laureates, policy makers, and business visionaries,” special attention is paid to young scholars.

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Finance: A Relational Perspective

Economics is a discipline that is in essence concerned with fruitful collaboration between people who are limited in both their rationality and morality. In this talk Lans Bovenberg applies this relational perspective to the finance sector.

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