Issue 8, April 2017
The Political Economy of the University INC.
Featuring papers by:
Brian O’Boyle and Terrence McDonough
Jorge Morales Meoqui
and Arne Heise
An autumn conference to discuss the challenges for monetary policy ten years after the Global Crisis. The conference aims to survey and discuss the recent theoretical advances in monetary tools, goals and policies, along with the latest empirical research findings with particular emphasis on the role and relevance of Divisia monetary aggregates. Indeed, this Conference will be one of the first, which in an extensive manner, tackles the problem of monetary aggregation after the Great crisis.
This conference will discuss the current challenges faced by economic regulation and competition policies 10 years after the beginning of the most recent world’s economic crises. It aims to bring together renowned specialists in economic regulation, regulated sectors and competition law to debate these issues.
Uncovering where the econometric skeletons are buried
Economics as science and ideology
Narrative fixation in economics
Political Economy: Pluralism, International Trends and National Differences – IIPPE’s 7th Annual Conference
Fieldwork and model building in economics 1
… and more …
“This is a great book. Against the background of the dogmatism of much of modern economics, Edward Fullbrook has produced an innovative and wide-ranging argument for narrative pluralism. The timely book is beautifully written, accessible to all, provocative, extraordinarily insightful, and extremely compelling.”
Tony Lawson, Cambridge University, UK
WEA Online Conference
5th November – 5th December 2016
“Essential reading for anyone opposed to planetary suicide. Capitalism is waging a war against nature. And until this becomes obvious to masses of people, we will be limited to reformist projects that can only slow the drive to oblivion, but not stop it. As Smith reminds us, ‘It is no exaggeration to say that this is the most critical moment in human history.'”
David Klein, Truthout | Book Review
With contributions from John T. Harvey, L. Randall Wray, Scott T. Fullwiler, William Mitchell, Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid, Noel Pérez-Benítez, and Héctor J. Villarreal
This book introduces 40 critical pointers for those who wish to see the theory in a broader, more realistic context. The material is suitable for introductory and intermediate courses and can be included selectively by students for additional reading or in lectures or tutorials as discussion points.
Economic Theory, as currently taught in universities and colleges all over the world, is deadly to the welfare of mankind. The WEA Pedagogy Blog, curated by Asad Zaman, explains why and what can we do to change the state of affairs.
by Gustavo Marques
published by WEA Books, 6th October 2016
The World Economics Association’s on-line forums are an important step toward the goal of open exchange on policy questions among economists of diverse views world-wide. I congratulate Victor Beker and Beniamin Moro, who here bring together a set of important papers on the European question.
James K. Galbraith, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
World Economics Association (WEA)
Launched in 2011 and now with 13,500 members, the WEA is already
the world’s second largest organisation for professional economists.