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Two blog posts on decolonizing teaching

What does it mean to decolonize teaching? This is one of the many questions we’re grappling with in Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ). Along with Ariane Agunsoye and Michelle Groenewald, I recently put down some thoughts in a two-part blog:

It’s the start of a new blog series by the great D-Econ blog team called Decolonising Economics: Teaching and Pedagogy.

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Blog Decolonizing Economics Dependency theory Economic Development Heterodox Economics Imperialism Marx

Beyond Eurocentrism (essay)

I recently wrote an essay about Samir Amin for the popular magainze, Aeon. In it, I go through what I think are major lessons from Samir Amin that can help us understand imperialism, Eurocentrism, uneven development, and ideology better. I contrast his structural and materialist analysis of capitalism and imperialism with the culturalist views of Edward Said, as Said has received much more attention in both academia and in the public sphere. Read the essay here.

Read a Spanish translation of the article here (Letras Libres).

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Blog Decolonizing Economics

Galileo and neoliberal academia: a critical assessment of UK higher education (blog post)

Along with my colleaborator Surbhi Kesar I recently wrote a blog post for Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ) on the ongoing industrial dispute in UK higher education, linking it the to wider structural problems of marketisation, privatisation, commodification, and decolonisation.

 

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GDP numbers are not what they seem (article for the Conversation)

I summarize my recent research with Jacob Assa on how changes to how GDP is measured has uneven impacts on developing vs. developed countries for The Conversation.

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No More Global Debt Inequalities (blog post)

I wrote an essay on global debt inequalities with Jayati Ghosh for Progressive International. Read the full essay here. The essay is part of the series “A Vision of Debt Justice” of Progressive International’s Debt Justice Blueprint.

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Blog Critique of Mainstream Economics Economic Development Methodology

The Washington Counterfactual: don’t believe the Washington Consensus resurrection (blog post)

I wrote a blog post for Developing Economics with Carolina Alves and Daniela Gabor on some of the revisionist takes on the consequences of the Washington Consensus. Check it out.

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Blog Critique of Mainstream Economics Decolonizing Economics Discrimination in Economics

Does economics need to be ‘decolonised’? (blog post)

Happy to contribute to the interesting initiative The Economics Observatory with the blog post “#economicsfest: Does economics need to be ‘decolonised’?” In it, Carolina Alves and I reflect on the two roundtable discussions that D-Econ curated at the Bristol Festival of Economics last year (see here). We discuss historical efforts to decolonise economics, what we mean by the ‘colonisation’ of economics, the impact of colonisation on the discipline, and decolonisation of both teaching and research.

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An Anti-Imperialist Call for Debt Justice (Statement)

As a member of the Debt Justice Working Group of Progressive International, I recently published this statement on what I find essential for any progressive international fight for debt justice: An Anti-Imperialist Call for Debt Justice.

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Blog Covid-19 Critique of Mainstream Economics Heterodox Economics

Reclaiming Economics After Covid-19 (new blog post)

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“The pandemic has revealed the poverty of our economic theory. Rupture with the old paradigm is the only route to recovery.”
Read my piece with Carolina Alves on Progressive International’s blog.
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Blog Critique of Mainstream Economics Decolonizing Economics Discrimination in Economics Heterodox Economics INET Teaching

Why Do Economists Have Trouble Understanding Racialized Inequalities? (Blog post)

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I wrote a blog post with Surbhi Kesar for the Institute for New Economic Thinking on the Economics discipline’s lack of capacity to understand racial inequalities, based on survey data.