- How & How Not to Do Economics (Institute for New Economic Thinking)
- Capitalism & Political Economy (Duke University)
- Introduction to Economic Theories (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
- Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crisis (The New School for Social Research)
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The Challenge for a Future Economy that Promotes Human Flourishing Is Broadening What Economists Value
The neglect of economics’ inseparable philosophical and political foundation is problematic in itself already for a plentitude of reasons. To make matters worse, the evaluative framework that underpins mainstream economic thinking only allows for a particularly narrow class of considerations to enter the discussion of what constitutes the conditions for human flourishing. In this essay, I will address the limitations of this welfarist evaluative framework by building on the pioneering work of Amartya Sen.
Nominated essay in the category master students of the Future Markets Consultation essay contest
Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems – Book Review
“In Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems, Nobel-Prize winning economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo carefully lay out evidence to provide a grounded approach to tackling today’s most pressing global problems. With a focus on alleviating inequality and poverty, Banerjee and Duflo’s book clears a path for more interdisciplinary work centred on improving citizens’ wellbeing and protecting human dignity, writes Shruti Patel.”
Economics in a Post-Pandemic World – Book Review
“As the policy failures of recent decades have shown, navigating the intersection of economic theory and practice is never easy, especially when powerful and wealthy interests are involved. The task for economists, then, is to debate not just economics but political economy, and their own place in it.” A review of four recent books
Do Economists Understand Inequality?
In this short video (2,5 minutes) economist François Bourguignon discusses whether and how economists understand inequality. He is one of our guests in tonight’s dialogue of the Future Markets Consultation, titled ‘Free Markets & Huge Inequality; An Inescapable Marriage?‘ Our other guest is philosopher Elisabeth Anderson.
Why Amartya Sen Remains the Century’s Great Critic of Capitalism
“Critiques of capitalism come in two varieties. First, there is the moral or spiritual critique. […] Then there is the material critique of capitalism. […] But then there is Amartya Sen. […] In Sen’s work, the two critiques of capitalism cooperate. We move from moral concerns to material outcomes and back again with no sense of a threshold separating the two.”
The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes
“In The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes, Zachary D. Carter offers a new intellectual biography tracing the life and legacy of the influential economist, which argues that in the years since Keynes’s death, Keynesian economics has been stripped of Keynesian thought. Weaving together a dazzling array of Keynes’s private letters, journalistic works and academic research, this accessible book may help to hasten Keynes’s revival, writes Stephen Paduano.”