Economics

Articles

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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The comeback kid

Stefan Kesting and André Petersen Ystehede introduce a powerful intellectual force in economics who started early and faced his own firepower. Albert O. Hirschman is a role model as a

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WINIR takes all

David Gindis and Francesca Gagliardi tell how scholars in many disciplines and from many nations are joining in dialogue to promote the study of the stuff of social and economic

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Bring out the Best

Governments using regulators and other institutions to stick-and-carrot people into acting for the common good is not the way to deliver policy. Henry Leveson-Gower shares his discovery of a more

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Taking sides

Nicholas Gruen questions the value of competition and proposes a new frontier for political and economic reform. Since Adam Smith, economists have marvelled at competition’s capacity to improve our world

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Interviews

The coarse in economics

Tom Bergin is an award-winning, financial journalist of long standing. He tends to specialise in the seamier side of corporate behaviour, his previous book being on the BP Horizon disaster.

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Pioneering spirit

Steve Keen, bête noir of neo-classical economists and author of Debunking Economics, has just published an article in which he sets out a new approach to macro-economic modelling he has

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Cooperatives on the table

Jessica Gordon-Nembhard is a leading economist studying co-operatives. In fact she effectively invented this economic research agenda in the US. She was brought up by social activists who discussed Marx

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News

Columns

Central Eating

Pam Warhurst is an impressive community leader with a CBE for her efforts. She has been a council leader, chaired the Forestry Commission and has sat on other influential boards.

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Silver linings

Silver linings Nigella Vigoroso-Heck looks forward to perfection “So.  Here we are.  The end of term. I have been truly humbled by the amount of work that you have put

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Books

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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The Spatial Contract

From the publisher: Housing. Water. Energy. Transport. Food. Education. Health care. These are the core systems which make human life possible in the 21st century. Few of us are truly

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Event Recordings