PKSG supports student calls for pluralism in the teaching of Economics
We wrote to the Guardian to express our support for the calls by students at Cambridge, Essex, Glasgow, LSE, Manchester, Sheffield, SOAS and UCL for pluralism in the teaching of Economics. The published letter (18 November 2013) can be found at
Post-Keynesians are staging a comeback
The students have now come together in a global alliance ISIPE and issued an open letter on 4 May 2014. The Manchester students have published their proposals with a foreword by Andrew Haldane.
See also the responses from the students and the Association of Heterodox Economics (AHE) to the proposals for curriculum reform promoted by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and our correspondence with the QAA Committee to Review the UK Subject Benchmark Statement in Economics. We sent this letter to the Chair of the Committee offering our expertise and asking to be part of the review. Here is the reply.
On 2 December 2014 the BBC broadcast an excellent documentary on the current state of the student campaign.
On the same day, a new initiative, Reteaching Economics, was launched. This is an open network of UK-based early career academics dedicated to pluralism in economics education.
Other relevant articles (most recent first) are:
Angry economics students are naive and mostly right
Economics: Change of course
Rebellious Economics Students Have a Point
Bubble bursts on economist's 'alternative' course
Economics students of the world, unite!
Economics students call for shakeup of the way their subject is taught
Real world economics at Glasgow
Manchester students take on economics curriculum in report
Coverage of the student fringe event at the RES Conference on 8 April 2014:
Campaigning for the long-run at the Post-Crash fringe plus videos of the students and the talks by Victoria Chick and Diane Coyle.
Why UK universities shouldn't be hostile to alternative economic models
Manchester economics students withhold NSS cooperation over curriculum demands
Help students challenge economics
Rethinking Economics: From the UK, a Global Student Movement Takes Shape
Interview: Marco Schneebalg on reforming the Economics curriculum
Colleges are teaching economics backwards
Keyness new heirs
The Student Revolution
We need economic theories fit for the real world
Economics explains our world but economics degrees dont
Dismal science seeks fresh thinking after failure in crisis
Orthodox economists have failed their own market test
Economics students demand an education that reflects post-crash world
University economics teaching to be overhauled
Economics lecturers accused of clinging to pre-crash fallacies
Mainstream economics is in denial: the world has changed
Economics students need to be taught more than neoclassical theory
Economics students aim to tear up free-market syllabus