Robert Vienneau Reveals More Details of the Manchester Students Unrest With Neo-Classical Monopoly
Robert Vienneau’s Blog,”Thoughts on Economics” (2 Dec) HERE
carries an interesting post that includes good information on the search for a new economics syllabi at Manchester University (England) that adds greatly to the information in my post last week on Lost Legacy. I append Robert’s information sweep below:
Economics students aim to tear up free-market syllabus, by Phillip Inman, in the Guardian, 24 October 2013.
Letters: Reconnecting economics and real life, in the Guardian, 25 October 2013.
Economics students need to be taught more than neoclassical theory, by Zach Ward-Perkins and Joe Earle, in the Guardian, 28 October 2013.
Mainstream economics is in denial: the world has changed, by Aditya Chakraborthy, in the Guardian, 28 October 2013.
Economics lecturers accused of clinging to pre-crash fallacies, by Phillip Inman, in the Guardian, 10 November 2013.
Teaching evidence-based economics, by Michael Joffe, in the Royal Economic Society Newsletter, October 2013.
University economics teaching to be overhauled, by Phillip Inman, in the Guardian, 11 November 2013.
Letter to the editor from the Post Keynesian Study Group, 18 November 2013.
Leter to the editor from the Association for Heterodox Economics, 21 November 2013.
Keynes's new heirs: Britain leads a global push to rethink the way economics is taught, in the Economist, 23 November 2013.
By the way, Ian Steedman, a leading Sraffian economist, was at the University of Manchester not too long ago. And, I believe, he did supervise a number of doctorate theses from students at Manchester. So the closing of the doors to form the current monoculture happened only over the last decade, I guess.
I urge readers of Lost Legacy to follow the link to Robert Vienneau’s Blog and read his thoughts regularly. They are always interesting and challenging sometimes too. He has his finger on the pulse of serious economists and serious economics.