I like breaking complex issues down into simple digestible blog posts that introduce readers to new ideas or new ways of thinking about old ideas. For me, blogging is intimately connected to my research and teaching, as I use blogging as a way to test out new ideas, explore new questions, as well as to share my research. Perhaps most importantly, I see blogging as a way of democratising science and increasing public debate about economic issues, as blogging involves making scientific enquiry understandable to people outside the academy, as well as to those inside.
Take a look at the blog I run here, which includes contributions from a range of scholars that approach economic development in different ways.
Here is a collection of some of my blog posts:
- The need for South-centred theorisation in Development Studies, Development Studies Association, March 7th, 2023
- D-Econ’s Seasonal Alternative Reading List 2022 (with Devika Dutt, Danielle Guizzo, Surbhi Kesar and Lily Marra.), Diversifying and Decolonising Economics, July 21st, 2022.
- Decolonising Economics Teaching, Part 1: Some thoughts on the curriculum (with Ariane Agunsoye and Michelle Groenewald), Diversifying and Decolonising Economics, April 22nd, 2022.
- Decolonising Economics Teaching, Part 1: Some thoughts on pedagogy (with Ariane Agunsoye and Michelle Groenewald), Diversifying and Decolonising Economics, April 22nd, 2022.
- Beyond Eurocentrism, Aeon, April 15th, 2022.
- Galileo and neoliberal academia: a critical assessment of UK higher education (with Surbhi Kesar), Diversifying and Decolonising Economics, March 9th, 2022.
- D-Econ’s 2021 Alternative Reading List, Pt. 2 (with Aditi Dixit, Devika Dutt and Surbhi Kesar), Diversify and Decolonise Economics, January 20th, 2022.
- D-Econ’s 2021 Alternative Reading List, Pt. 1 (with Aditi Dixit, Devika Dutt and Lily Marra), Diversify and Decolonise Economics, June 24th, 2021.
- GDP numbers are not what they seem: how they boost US and UK at expense of developing countries, The Conversation, June 10th, 2021.
- No more debt inequalities (with Jayati Ghosh), Progressive International, April 22nd, 2021.
- The Washington Counterfactual: don’t believe the Washington Consensus resurrection (with Carolina Alves and Daniela Gabor), Developing Economics, April 8th, 2021.
- Enduring Relevance: Samir Amin’s radical political economy (with Maria Dyveke Styve, Ushehwedu Kufakurinani and Ray Bush), Review of African Political Economy, March 16th 2021.
- Does economics need to be ‘decolonised’? (with Carolina Alves) Economics Observatory, January 20th, 2021.
- D-Econ’s 2020 Alternative Reading List (with Aditi Dixit, Devika Dutt, Maya Fitchett, Surbhi Kesar and Lily Marra), International Development Economics Associates, December 28th, 2020.
- An Anti-Imperialist Call for Debt Justice, Progressive International,August 21st 2020.
- Reclaiming Economics After Covid-19 (with Carolina Alves), Progressive International, August 14th 2020
- Why Do Economists Have Trouble Understanding Racialized Inequalities? (with Surbhi Kesar), Institute for New Economic Thinking, August 3rd 2020
- Decolonize your pandemic reading list (with Devika Dutt, Surbhi Kesar and Farwa Sial), openDemocracy, June 30th, 2020.
- Beyond The Stereotype: How Dependency Theory Remains Relevant, Progress in Political Economy, June 24, 2020.
- If we want to tackle global inequality, we need better economic theories, openDemocracy June 11th, 2020.
- Samir Amin: A Pioneering Marxist and Third World Activist, Progress in Political Economy, January 28th, 2020
- Diversify and decolonise your holiday reading list (with Devika Dutt and Surbhi Kesar), openDemocracy, December 20th, 2019.
- Impoverished economics? Unpacking the economics Nobel Prize, openDemocracy, October 18th, 2019
- Why so Hostile? Busting Myths About Heterodox Economics (with Carolina Alves), Global Poverty and Inequality Dynamics Blog, July 16th, 2019 (a shorter version)
- Why so Hostile? Busting Myths about Heterodox Economics (with Carolina Alves), Developing Economics, May 8, 2019
- An Alternative Economic Summer Reading List (with Carolina Alves, Besiana Balla, Devika Dutt), Developing Economics, July 2018
- Marx’s Birthday and the Dismal Science: A Few Observations (with Carolina Alves), Developing Economics, May 2018
- Caveat emptor: the Graduation Approach, electronic payments and the potential pitfalls of financial inclusion (with Paulo dos Santos), Developing Economics, July 2017
- Is ‘Imperialism’ a Relevant Concept Today? A Debate Among Marxists, Developing Economics, May 2017
- 200 Years of Ricardian Trade Theory: How Is This Still A Thing? Developing Economics, April 2017
- What Can We Learn From Alternative Theories of Economic Development? Developing Economics, January 2017
- Philanthropy in Development: Undermining Democracy? Rising Powers in Global Governance, October 2016
- The Trouble with Sub-Saharan African Debt (with Aleksandr Gevorkyan) Interfima, October 2016
- On the Blogs: Lack of Good Governance at the World Bank, Developing Economics, September 2016
- Are Norwegian Investments in Sovereign Bonds Responsible? Debt Justice Norway, September 2016
- What Did the Panama Papers Reveal About Africa (and the World)? Developing Economics, August 2016
- Development Economics: A Study of Economies, Systems, or Methods? Developing Economics, August 2016
- Why Isn’t The World Bank’s Choice of Chief Economist More Controversial? New School Economic Review, July 2016
- Financial Inclusion and Its Discontents (with Paulo dos Santos), Private Debt Project, April 2016
- FNs bærekraftsmål: Manglende kobling mellom mål og middel, Debt Justice Norway, December 2015
- Can development goals help development finance? If so, how? Righting Finance, October 2015
- Does the world really need development goals? (with Sanjay Reddy) Financial Times BeyondBrics, August 2015
- How to Justify Teaching the Worst of Economics to Non-Economists, New School Economic Review, April 2015
- William Easterly and The Myths of Development, New School Economic Review, March 2014