Curriculum Reform

This page is no longer updated and may be out of date. It contains a record of PKES support for the student movement for curriculum change and links to news articles in 2013 and 2014 covering the debate.

PKES 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: Post-Keynesians are staging a comeback

The students formed a global alliance, ISIPE, and issued an open letter on 4 May 2014. The Manchester students published their proposals with a foreword by Andrew Haldane.

On 2 December 2014 the BBC broadcast a 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):

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 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

Keynes's new heirs

The Student Revolution

We need economic theories fit for the real world

Economics explains our world – but economics degrees don't

‘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