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Blog post: How to Justify Teaching the Worst of Economics to Non-Economists

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In a new blog post on New School Economic Review, I discuss the challenges of teaching both orthodox and heterodox economics in one single Economics class. This blog post proceeded to go viral and has been shared on social media over 4000 times to date. Someone also translated it to Spanish.

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Book Review: How Nations Succeed

Collin Constantine (SOAS) and I have recently published a book review of Acemoglu, Johnson and Robinson’s (2001) famous Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty.’  Our paper finds significant flaws in the methodology employed by Acemoglu et al., for example with the proxies used for wealth in 1500, with the oversimplified historical framework it relies on, and with their idea of ‘institutions’. We argue that attributing successful development to private property rights obscures the complexity of development processes through history and that Acemoglu et al.’s understanding of ‘good institutions’ fails to capture the type of institutions that existed in the now advanced countries when they were developing.

Read the complete review in the 7th edition of The New School Economic Review (open access).

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New School Economic Review Celebration (video)

After a ton of work over the span of a year, the editorial team of the New School Economic Review (which I am a part of) launched the 10 year anniversary issue and had a launch event at The New School. NSSR Dean Will Milberg, Abid Khan, Alexandria Eisenbarth and I made the introductions, while Professors Anwar Shaikh and Ben Fine presented their work. You can read about the event here and download the journal here.

Watch the video here:

 

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Interview in Norwegian magazine (“Gjeldsbrevet”)

In the newest issue of the Norwegian magazine “Gjeldsbrevet”, Maria Dyveke Styve interviews me about the purpose of global goals and the impacts of the Millennium Development Goals. “Gjeldsbrevet,” is a bi-annual magazine produced by the Debt Justice Network, Norway.

Download the magazine (in Norwegian).

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Event: Global Development Goals: What, If Anything, Are They Good For?

Professor Sanjay Reddy and I present our ongoing work on the purpose of global goals at the Development Thought and Policy Seminar at The New School.

Screen Shot 2014-12-12 at 13.10.12Read more about the event on the Milano School website.

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A Heterodox Take on Inequality

José Coronado and I report from the Graduate Workshop we attended in Amherst, Massachusetts last month on the NSER blog.
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