Nov 17, 2013

Economics students demand an education that reflects post-crash world

Economics is more than growth and GDP but current teaching doesn’t reflect this. Expanding economic thought to include psychology and ecology is vital to equip tomorrow’s leaders, writes the  Post-Crash Economics Society of Manchester University. This article reflects the main arguments of my book Mind over Matter, published four years ago, which – according to this article – is more relevant than ever if we want to truly go beyond bubble-crash-standstill economics of today. An example of a project that takes up this challenge is the Caring Economics research project, headed by the University of Kiel and the Max Planck Institute.  It is very inspiring to read that, just like the aim of Mind over Matter, this program seeks to generate a new generation of economic models that explore the opportunities for more cooperative, pro-social and sustainable economic behaviors. 

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