26 March 2016 - paris: international assembly and presentation of survey results
Exactly what is actually being taught today in Economics lecture theatres across the world, and how? That is the question that we set out to answer over a year ago. After analysing hundreds of curricula of universities across 12 countries, we are ready to show you what the numbers say - for example, how many hours are spent on maths, and how many are spent enabling students to develop critical analysis skills (spoiler: fewer than even we were expecting!).
The results of the survey will be made public on Saturday 26th March in Paris, where 70+ members of ISIPE student groups from around the world will be gathered at our 2nd ISIPE General Assembly. Everyone (students, academics, economists, citizens!) is welcome to come join us for a couple of public round-table discussions at the EHESS on Saturday afternoon [ more details of the schedule HERE ].
Worryingly, the results of the survey show to what extent syllabuses everywhere are practically identical: identically narrow ! , with most lecture time dedicated to the neoclassical maths-micro-macro trinity, and almost none to reflexive approaches. [ Continue reading about the survey results HERE ].
5 May 2015 - Global Action Day for Pluralism
One year ago, we founded the International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics (ISIPE) as a coalition of 65 Economics student groups from 30 countries; today we are 82 student groups. There has been some progress in the last year, but a lot remains to be done to bring about a fundamental change in the teaching of economics. That is why on May 5th, 2015 we are staging the first GLOBAL ACTION DAY FOR PLURALISM IN ECONOMICS with 35 events happening in 14 countries on the same day. [ Continue reading our 2015 joint statement ]