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In Press

We are honoured to have been featured and interviewed in a range of newspapers, magazines, and academic journals.


Clara Mattei at the Society of Economic Pluralism, Cambridge


Clara Mattei will have a conversation with Jonathan Aldred titled “Austerity and the Economics That Enables It” at the Society for Economic Pluralism at Cambridge University. More information at this link


"And as we pointed out in the print edition in November, British academics and their students has lead the way in rethinking how economics should be taught. A project led by Wendy Carlin, an economics professor at University College London, is developing a new curriculum putting an emphasis on real-world applications of economics, that will be offered to economics students later this year. And student groups across the country are advocating a change in a way economics is taught, such as the Post-Crash Economics Society in Manchester, Rethinking Economics in London and the Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism at Cambridge University. Britain's economics departments may have gone into decline in the past, but the fighting spirit is there to do better in the future."


"As a result of Universities’ failure to equip economics undergraduates with an understanding of the real world, students have responded by forming societies that petition for changes in the syllabus. Cambridge University students are advocating to change the way economics is taught through their Society for Economic Pluralism. The Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism (CSEP) is a student-run society that organises talks and discussions to encourage debate between different schools of Economic thought and engage with current policy issues. The society was founded in 2011 by three economics students. It now boasts over 600 members from various disciplines. In the last two years the society organised over 25 events, inviting renowned economists such as Steve Keen, Nicholas Crafts and are expecting Andrew Haldane, the Executive Director of Financial Stability, from the Bank of England in the near future."


"More recently, the students have become more vocal. Vigorous movements have sprung up demanding reform of the mainstream curriculum – from the Post-Crash Economics Society in Manchester and the Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism to the Glasgow University Real World Economics Society and the international Rethinking Economics. These groups say that economics as it is taught in universities does not respect classical academic values of pluralism and intellectual freedom – and so, it has become a self-referential catechism rather than an engine for understanding the economic world."


"This makes the work of young economists at, for example, Rethinking Economics, the Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism, and the New Economic Forum so important. Since 2008, students have made real headway in challenging the dominant neoclassical paradigm within economics as an academic discipline. Clear curricular shifts and institutional drift are observable within the nitty-gritty play-by-play of departmental syllabus reform."

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