Standard economics: 50+ years of resisting new ideas

By Lane Vanderslice, The Union for Radical Political Economics is 50 this year, and a notice has just been sent out about a 50th anniversary celebration at the University of Massachusetts .  URPE was started in 1968 because of great frustration with standard economics, which  had limited theories (neglecting power, for one thing) and confined … More Standard economics: 50+ years of resisting new ideas

New Book: Competing Economic Paradigms in China – The Co-Evolution of Economic Events, Economic Theory and Economics Education, 1976–2016

By Steven Mark Cohn. From Routledge: When the Chinese economic reforms began in 1978, Marxist economics infused all the institutions of economic theory in China, from academic departments and economics journals to government departments and economic think tanks. By the year 2000, neoclassical economics dominated these institutions and organized most economic discussion. This book explains … More New Book: Competing Economic Paradigms in China – The Co-Evolution of Economic Events, Economic Theory and Economics Education, 1976–2016

Press Release: More than 1,000 Economists Urge AEA to Address Misogyny in the Field

Contacts: Jennifer Clark, clark@iwpr.org, 202.785.5100; Michael Reich, michaelreich.prof@gmail.com Washington, DC—A stunning number of professional economists—nearly 1,100—have signed a petition urging the American Economic Association (AEA) to address pervasive misogyny in the field. The petition urges the AEA to create a jobs wiki site that would display more information about the job search process, thereby supplanting … More Press Release: More than 1,000 Economists Urge AEA to Address Misogyny in the Field