Seminar in Bergen: Plurality and Diversity in the Economic Curriculum

Neoclassical economics dominates the economics curriculum, and whilst very useful in certain circumstances, students would benefit from exposure to a plurality of economic perspectives.

NHH’s Global Economics Perspectives has partnered with Rethinking Economics Norge to host an afternoon conference on the topic of: Plurality and Diversity in the Economics Curriculum. The conference is free and open to anyone. 

14:00-14:10 Introduction

14:10-15:00 Professor Ben Fine, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies

Speaking about the flaws of mainstream economics and what alternatives exist.

15:10-16:00 Thorvald Grung Moe, Levy Economics Institute, and Senior Advisor to Norges Bank, formerly of the World Bank, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, and the International Monetary Fund.

Speaking about what is lacking in today’s curriculum, the financial crisis, money creation by banks, and fiscal policy.

16:10-17:00 Jo Michell, University of West England, Department of Economics and Finance

Speaking about how mainstream economics has converged on and appropriated heterodox ideas since the economic crisis.

17:00-17:30 Panel Discussion with Q&A

Join us for an afternoon of coffee and snacks, with engaging lectures and conversation.


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