Economics

Articles

Hardcore Peripheries

Ingrid Kvangraven, Farwa Sial and Carolina Alves explore the relevance of dependency theory today. Why are some countries rich and some poor? Why is it difficult – seemingly impossible –

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A guide through imperfection

Ulrich Volz charts the half-century long path of an economics giant. Joe Stiglitz was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 2001 together

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Interviews

A World Away

Economics training in Africa has long been funded by the World Bank so it keeps to the narrow track of mainstream economics – as do the economic policies in Africa.

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Significantly speaking

Stephen Ziliak has spent much of his illustrious career in economics examining the significance of significance – that is the statistical test of significance. It turns out how this test

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News

Columns

How to stop the brain drain

Nigella Vigoroso-Heck has an idea. It’s really hard to fuck up a lesson on Game Theory. Even the most didactic teacher would find it difficult not to let his students

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Thinking less economically

“You can tell she’s really a geography teacher – She’s marked down my graph for looking like the Cotswolds instead of the Dolomites!” With a shortage of economists willing to

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Books

Jonathan Aldred – Licence to be Bad

Publisher Description Over the past fifty years, the way we value what is ‘good’ and ‘right’ has changed dramatically. Behaviour that to our grandparents’ generation might have seemed stupid, harmful

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Neoliberalism’s Demons

By both its supporters and detractors, neoliberalism is usually considered an economic policy agenda. Neoliberalism’s Demons argues that it is much more than that: a complete worldview, neoliberalism presents the competitive marketplace

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