Irene van Staveren, Professor of Pluralist Development Economics and Professor of Economics and Christian Ethics, presents her paper titled as “Teaching Economics Differently” in IIPPE conference

Category: research

10 Jul 2013

DSC_0083The paper will show how an introductory economics book, currently being written for  (under) graduate students not majoring in economics, can be both pluralist and gobally  inclusive. The first principle, pluralism, will be shaped through presenting in each  chapter first more general theoretical perspectives and ending with more narrow  theories. The more general perspective will begin with theory-independent concepts,  such as markets, prices, demand, and labour. The theories will range from socioeconomics, to institutional economics, post-Keynesian and structuralism, to neoclassical  economics as a special case under ideal conditions. The second principle, global  inclusiveness, will be shaped through the applications and examples that each chapter  will use. Instead of a US or EU oriented context, the book will relate to countries all over  the world, including developing and emerging economies. For example, the labour  market chapter will go into labour market institutions, policies and statistics from South  Africa, whereas the chapter on financial markets will compare the 1997 Asian financial  crisis with the current US and European one as illustrations.  The paper will argue why and how such a pluralist and inclusive approach is taken and  will give examples from various chapters, micro and macro, of the book-in-process.

Get the draft paper here

IIPPE is International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy Fourth Annual Conference in Political Economy which is taking place from July 9-11, 2013 at International Institute for Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Hague, Netherlands


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