Economics for People Ha Joon Chang
Economics has long been the domain of the ivory tower, where specialized language and opaque theorems make it inaccessible to most people. That’s a problem. MOOC lecture series that Rethinking Economics helped to produce with the Institute for New Economics Thinking. Also check out the supporting resource page made by the HET website.
How & How NOT to Do Economics Robert Skidelsky
Expanding an understanding of economics beyond mathematical models, Skidelsky covers topics essential to using economics to better understand the world, such as economics and history, the role of psychology and sociology in economics, and the role of methodology. MOOC lecture series that Rethinking Economics helped to produce with the Institute for New Economics Thinking. Also check out the supporting resource page made by the HET website.
What's wrong with modern economics? Tony Lawson
Tony Lawson visits the Cambridge Society for Pluralism in Economics and gives his take on what's wrong with economics as we are taught it. It is probably one of the best criticisms to my knowledge as it targets the underlying implicit assumptions that follow from how the ontology (theory of reality) is put together in neo-classical economics. Yes Tony, it really is a problem of ontology. That’s where the root of it lies and that’s what we need to adress. But how did it go wrong?
Economics Imperialism Edward Nik-Khah
Do you sometimes wonder if the economy is the ‘foundation of everything’ in public discourse? Do you question the impact of this on public policy, public interest and democracy? In this public conversation, Dr Edward Nik-Khah and Whitlam Institute Professorial Research Fellow Professor Anna Yeatman discuss Economics Imperialism.
Wondering why economists have not predicted serious financial crises? Shocked by economic assumptions of human behavior as self-centered and focusing only on what can be measured? Asking yourself if there are no sensible economic alternatives to free markets? Then you are at the right place to learn economics! This is the first online course that teaches economics from a pluralist perspective. Economic pluralism means that a plurality of theoretical and methodological viewpoints is regarded as valuable in itself and is simply the best way in which economics can make progress in understanding the world.