Economics

Articles

Economics rules – not OK

Economic decisions are made without the full understanding of the people they affect most. Katy Wiese spells out the issues. For many, economics is technical, jargon-laden, yet abstract, making it

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A Name With No Name

Danielle Guizzo looks at how economics made the work of academic giant Barbara Wootton, invisible. Barbara Wootton, was a leading name in the areas of Sociology and Criminology in post-war

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All together. How?

If the way out of climate crisis requires a world that works together, can economics and markets provide the direction? Şerban Scrieciu reflects. Two globally significant events this year have

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An ideal economist

Alex M. Thomas introduces the Indian economist, Krishna Bharadwaj. There are few economists who have made stellar contributions to theory, history and empirics. Rarer is the same individual making lasting

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The pathology of economics

Covid-19 exposes the deadly dominance of neoclassical economics in Africa. Howard Stein. On 24 February 2021 Ghana received a vaccine shipment (600,000 doses), the first to sub-Saharan Africa under the

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Power: don’t mention it

Do economists speak their mind or mind what they speak? Blair Fix interprets. Economists of all nationalities, when speaking about their area of expertise, have their own words and ways

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Colonial economics

Post pandemic, which issues need to be added and reincorporated into the development economics curriculum? Kevin Deane asks. There is a strong argument that Covid  is not an external shock

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Shorn of the debt

Peter Manley describes the horrors of walking dead companies and the dangers in killing them off. The Coronavirus pandemic has put much of the world’s economy on financial life support,

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Interviews

Tragically speaking

George DeMartino is not your everyday academic economist. Over the past ten years and more he has campaigned for the economics profession, as he calls it, to have a code

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Step one

Joris Tieleman and Sam de Muijnck, relatively veteran Rethinking Economics activists, have just produced a guide to economics curriculum design: Economy Studies: A Guide to Rethinking Economics Education.   The Mint

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Bad grammar?

British academic, and ecological economist, based in Vienna, Clive Spash, was one of the few expert voices who openly and scathingly criticised the recent Dasgupta Review.  The  600-page review by

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News

Columns

Books

Left wanting

Review by Guy Dauncey of Economics and the Left: Interviews with Progressive Economists, edited by  C.J. Polychroniou (2021). As we begin 2022, way too many people are looking at the

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The Double X Economy

From the publisher: For the past fifteen years, scholar and activist Linda Scott has played a central role in the rise of the women’s economic empowerment movement. A coalition made

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The Good Ancestor

From the publisher: From the first seeds sown thousands of years ago, to the construction of the cities we still inhabit, to the scientific discoveries that have ensured our survival,

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