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:
- 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