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posted on 03 January 2017

Documentary Of The Week: Steve Keen On Teaching Economics

Written by John Lounsbury

Econintersect: Recently, Prof. Steve Keen (Professor, School Of Social And Behavioural Sciences, Kingston University London) gave a lecture at a meeting of the Amsterdam Rethinking Economics students. The title: Teaching Economics the Pluralist Way. No more airbrushed economics!.


Here is the outline of topics (from YouTube):

  • Teach Honestly: Give a “Warts and All" treatment of every school

  • Read the original sources - journals & books - not textbooks

  • Let experts teach maths & computing, not economists

  • Facts exist & are not theory-neutral

  • Rules of accounting versus Money Multiplier

  • Great Depression Soup Kitchens versus RBC “voluntary unemployment" myths

  • Decline of Soviet Union versus Marxist faith in socialism

  • Learn Economic History & History of Economics

  • Learn modern “complex systems" approach to dynamics from mathematicians (see

  • Learn computing & multi-agent modelling from computer scientists

  • Look at the “Cliodynamics" approach to history

  • Arguably doing what economists should always have be doing

  • Use the Web for academic freedom where Universities suppress it

Source: YouTube

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