Critiques of Economics & Methodology

Peer-reviewed articles

Kvangraven, I.H. and S. Kesar. 2022. ‘Standing in the way of rigor? Economics’ meeting with the decolonization agenda’, Review of International Political Economy, November 9th.

Assa, J. and I.H. Kvangraven. 2021. ‘Imputing Away the Ladder: Implications of Changes in GDP Measurement for Convergence Debates and the Political Economy of Development‘, New Political Economy ,07 Jan 2021.

Kvangraven, I.H. 2020. ‘Nobel Rebels in Disguise: Assessing the Rise and Rule of the Randomistas’, Review of Political Economy, October 12th.

Debate pieces in peer-reviewed journals

Kvangraven, I.H. 2020. ‘Impoverished economics? A critical assessment of the new gold standard,’ World Development 127.

Alves, C. and I.H. Kvangraven. 2020. ‘Changing the Narrative: Economics After Covid-19‘, Review of Agrarian Studies. 10(1).

Working papers

Saltelli, A., Andreoni, A., W. Drechsler, J. Ghosh, R. Kattel, I.H. Kvangraven, I. Rafols, E.Reinert, A. Stirling and T. Xu. Why ethics of quantification is needed nowUCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, Working Paper Series 2021/05.

Assa, J. and I.H. Kvangraven. 2018. Imputing Away the Ladder? Implications of Changes in National Accounting Standards for Assessing Inter-country Inequalities, GPID Research Network Working Paper 14.

Book chapters

Reinert, E. and I.H.Kvangraven (2023) “Introduction: uneven development ‒ addressing causes versus treating symptoms” in Reinert, E. and I.H.Kvangraven (eds) A Modern Guide to Uneven Economic Development. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Popular pieces

The need for South-centred theorisation in Development Studies, Development Studies Association, March 7th, 2023

GDP numbers are not what they seem: how they boost US and UK at expense of developing countriesThe Conversation, June 10th, 2021.

The Washington Counterfactual: don’t believe the Washington Consensus resurrection (with Carolina Alves and Daniela Gabor), Developing Economics, April 8th, 2021.

Reclaiming Economics After Covid-19. (with Carolina Alves) Progressive International, August 14, 2020.

Why Do Economists Have Trouble Understanding Racialized Inequalities? (with Surbhi Kesar) Institute for New Economic Thinking, August 3, 2020

If we want to tackle global inequality, we need better economic theories, openDemocracy June 11th, 2020.

Impoverished economics? Unpacking the economics Nobel PrizeopenDemocracy, October 18th, 2019

200 Years of Ricardian Trade Theory: How Is This Still A Thing? Developing Economics, April 2017

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

How to Justify Teaching the Worst of Economics to Non-EconomistsNew School Economic Review, April 2015