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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Will the real rethinkers please stand up?

In a recent article in the Financial Times, Samuel Bowles applauded critics of economics education and praised calls for greater pluralism (diversity of viewpoints) within the discipline. He then we...

Why economists need to be taught how to speak

“This is the bit with the economicky words in it”, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in his Budget speech last November. It’s hard to imagine Stephen Hawking or Brian Cox saying, “this is...

10 years on, could today’s economics graduates predict and prevent another Northern Rock?

Ten years ago this week, customers of the bank Northern Rock queued up in their hundreds at branches across the country, demanding to cash out their deposits. Only two months earlier, the bank had rel...
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