Voici notre premier texte en anglais, paru dans le Journal of pluralism and economics education (Vol. 5, No 4) / Here is our fist article in English, published in the Journal of pluralism and economics education (Vol. 5, No 4).
Il existe également une version courte de cet article, présentée dans le cadre d’une conférence de l’Institut pour une nouvelle pensée économique à l’OCDE. Cette dernière a été publiée sous le titre suivant : « From Terrible to Terrific Undergraduate Curricula ». Vous pouvez télécharger cette version au format PDF. / There is a very short version drafted as a conference paper for the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference at the OECD. Last one was published with the title : « From Terrible to Terrific Undergraduate Curricula ». You can download this version in PDF format.
The case for pluralism: what French undergraduate economics teaching is all about and how it can be improved
Among the areas left largely unscathed by the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent never-ending recession, the teaching of economics ranks high. In spite of recurrent criticisms and concerns (ten years after the birth of the Post-autistic movement!), undergraduate curricula is still largely dominated by strictly technical approaches, with little effort to make contemporary economic issues accessible to economics students. Surprisingly, the crisis has not caused any changes to the teaching of economics, even though it called into question some of the core results of the dominant approach.
Lire la suite en téléchargeant la fichier PDF / Read more by downloading the PDF file
We were invited by the Institute for New Economic Thinking and its youth branch the Young Scholars Initiative to present our work at their 2015 annual conference in Paris, at the OECD. This was a very intense conference, since we had 3 scheduled presentations!
On Thursday, we had the opportunity to organize a workshop and invite Dr. Sara Gorgoni (University of Greenwich ) and Dr. Alexander Teytelboym (INET & University of Oxford) to discuss how pluralistic curricula and textbooks should look like.
On Saturday morning, we were conference speakers at the panel « Curriculum Reform for Activists » along a representative of Rethinking Economics and a journalist of the Financial Times to present a short version of our paper, originally published in L‘Economie politique and translated in English for The International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education and published under the tittle « The case for pluralism: what French undergraduate economics teaching is all about and how it can be improved”.
On Saturday afternoon, for the last session, we spoke at the plenary after Lord Robert Skidelsky closing remarks.
Although, the « Teaching Economics » panel session with Marc Lavoie, Wendy Carlin, Lord Robert Skidelsky unfortunately partly overlapped with our main panel on Saturday morning, these distinguished professors all took the time to come and listen to our presentations, and Professor Lavoie even quoted us at his panel!