Economics

They think it’s all over

Our main political parties see a reputation for economic competence as key for achieving power. The Tory party is reportedly scared that a Brexit disaster will destroy its reputation, which

Read More »

Disruptive influences

 “We input pluralist economics perspectives and now it is designing a space craft to leave earth.” Teaching isn’t what is used to be. Exams need to be the same. Nigella Vigoroso-Heck

Read More »

Heterodox economics: having a laugh

What is the pedagogical role of performance?  Can improvisation inspire? And should silliness support learning about sustainability? Gill Seyfang thinks so, and she’d like to tell you why. Teaching complex

Read More »

Reigning Men

Teresa Linzner spoke to people and ran a survey to look into why so few economists were women. There is no reason other than most of them are men. Quick.

Read More »

Kids today

As the latest cohort of the Network Generation leave school, shirts daubed with fond farewells, Nigella Vigoroso-Heck ponders their futures. There’s a lot of stress before the start of school

Read More »

Shut Down the Business School

Business schools are institutions which, a decade after the financial crash, continue to act as loudspeakers for neoliberal capitalism with all its injustices and planetary consequences. ​ Little seems to

Read More »

Basic Instincts

The value of a human life becomes clear. At last my old colleague, Felix Price, deigned to visit me last week after almost two years of retirement.  I have to

Read More »

The leaning in learning

Nigella Vigoroso-Heck is inclined to avoid bias. Our students will probably leave school with an economic mindset that reflects the biases of their teachers. I haven’t always worked at the

Read More »

Good counsel

Socially-driven entrepreneurs are partnering with a new breed of corporate lawyer with interests that go beyond bunce for shareholders. Nina Boeger writes. UK company law makes two things clear. First,

Read More »

Health economics: a prognosis

Is established thinking in economics up to the challenges presented by healthcare provision? Geoffrey M. Hodgson conducts and examination. “Health economics would seem to be a perfect topic for heterodox

Read More »

Educating neater

Nigella Vigoroso-Heck confesses putting failure into teaching market failure and laments the scope available in A level economics courses. Market failure is one of my favourite concepts to teach. Nestled

Read More »

The one and only

According to his website, Doctor Yoram Bauman is the world’s first and only stand-up economist.  He tours the world entertaining not only economists but also bankers and lawyers. He has

Read More »

Annulus mirabilis

Raworth: I’m not a serious academic; I’m a serious activist. Kate Raworth has, in her blend of new economic thinking, served up a printed equivalent of hot cakes with her

Read More »

Do macroeconomists have morals?

Humans perceive symbols and narratives that have meanings (rather than process information). What might economists want with anthropologists? Laura Bear offers a few suggestions. As an anthropologist among the tribe

Read More »

A return to fundamentals

Hall: “Most production models of economics are not based on these biophysical laws and principles; in fact, they tend to ignore them.” For decades mainstream economics has been able to

Read More »

A second brush with royalty

Professor Verity Bastion sees little cause to reflect on economic yesteryears and encounters a leading light in the black economy. So it looks like we are going to suffer two

Read More »

When will they ever learn?

Can we avoid financial instability or has our human nature evolved in such a way that they are inevitable? Clearly Gordon Brown’s endless pronouncements of the end of ‘Boom and

Read More »

A model agent

Mainstream economics’ failure to predict the 2008 crash undermined the profession’s public credibility. There’s a new game in town that financial risk guru, Rick Bookstaber, has faith in. He shares

Read More »

A second brush with royalty

Professor Verity Bastion sees little cause to reflect on economic yesteryears and encounters a leading light in the black economy. So it looks like we are going to suffer two

Read More »

The Common Touch

Imagine a world where company success was determined by all the good it does. And where polluters of water, air and soil could not get investment. The Mint talks to

Read More »