Economics education in a post-pandemic world

Ten years after the 2008 global financial crisis, the commodification of health, the spread of fiscal austerity programmes, deep social marginalization and climate change challenges revealed that health issues are “vital matters” that economists should address. Moreover, the outcomes of the coronavirus crisis call for a reflection on the contemporary threatens related to individual freedom,… Read More Economics education in a post-pandemic world

Wea conference: Trade Wars after Coronavirus

The  United States declared an economic war on China in early 2018. Economic warfare is a unilateral action that questions the existence of multilateralism and places the question of what regime we are about to enter after the weakening of the existing multilateral trade agencies. US trade policy opens the door for new relationships between… Read More Wea conference: Trade Wars after Coronavirus

A policy-makers toolkit for state-backed digital currencies: do we need this?

Since the 2008 global financial crisis, the financial regulation scenario faces new drivers and challenges.  Bank transactions by internet and mobile banking have sharply increased. In this digital environment, new technologies – such as advanced analytics, big data, in addition to the use of robotics, artificial intelligence, new forms of encryption and biometrics – have… Read More A policy-makers toolkit for state-backed digital currencies: do we need this?

WEA CONFERENCE “GOING DIGITAL”. Deadline extended to 30 October

The advent of digital economy creates new challenges for businesses, workers, and policymakers. Moreover, business prospects for artificial intelligence and machine learning are evolving quickly. These technologies have transforming implications for all industries, businesses of all sizes, and societies. The digitalization of economic activities calls for a deep reflection on the forces that will shape… Read More WEA CONFERENCE “GOING DIGITAL”. Deadline extended to 30 October

Enhancing Pluralism: 1st Colloquium on Economics Education

To understand economics means to be equipped with the intellectual tools allowing us to appreciate the dynamic and complex nature of the capitalist markets. This understanding can be better acquired through engaging on the importance of pluralism in economic education, and reviewing critical economic issues from alternative perspectives. The Center for Market Education invites to… Read More Enhancing Pluralism: 1st Colloquium on Economics Education

1st Colloquium on Economics Education: enhancing pluralism

  To understand economics means to be equipped with the intellectual tools allowing us to appreciate the dynamic and complex nature of the capitalist markets. This understanding can be better acquired through engaging on the importance of pluralism in economic education, and reviewing critical economic issues from alternative perspectives. The Center for Market Education invites… Read More 1st Colloquium on Economics Education: enhancing pluralism

What works? Policy design without theory is useless

Against a rationalist top down approach to policy making, the evidence-informed policy and practice has rapidly evolved in the last two decades. In this line of research, a new book What Works Now? Evidence-informed Policy and Practice has been edited by Annette Boaz, Huw Davies, Alec Fraser and Sandra Nutley.  It offers not only a… Read More What works? Policy design without theory is useless