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People are hungry for economics that works for people and the planet

As economics students around the world demand change in the curriculum and challenge their professors to open classrooms to pluralism in perspectives and views, the interest in heterodox economics is growing here in Canada too. You can see in the tremendous interest to this year’s PEF Summer School in heterodox economics, which we titled Economics that Works for People and the Planet. With less than a week to go to our day-long session on May 26, 2014, we are now at full capacity!

We asked the 2014 PEF Summer School applicants to briefly tell us why they are interested in learning more heterodox economics and the word cloud below illustrates their responses.

Word cloud PEF Summer School 2014

I removed the words economics, PEF and the phrase summer school from their responses.

We received a total of 60 applications for the PEF Summer School from a mix of undergraduate and graduate students in economics and related fields, practicing economists and researchers in higher education, the labour movement and NGOs, and engaged citizens. The local interest in heterodox economics far surpassed our expectations, forcing us to change venues to a bigger room to accommodate all qualified participants (thanks for the generous support of the Canadian Economics Association for making that happen!). I can’t wait!

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Comment from Larry Kazdan
Time: May 25, 2014, 6:58 pm

From Institute for New Economic Thinking

Free Course – Economics of Money and Banking

Missed last year’s course? Interested in learning some new economic thinking? Want to spot the next financial crisis before it’s too late? Then sign up for this FREE online class on The Economics of Money and Banking! After taking the course, you will be able to understand everyday financial discourse at a high level. The class will give you extensive knowledge of how money markets work and is designed to give you the tools be able to spot the next crisis before it hits. You’ll learn what Professor Mehrling calls “the money view,” which will teach you the key institutions that underlie the financial system and give you ideas for how they could be reformed to prevent another collapse.

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https://www.coursera.org/course/money

The last three or four decades have seen a remarkable evolution in the institutions that comprise the modern monetary system. The financial crisis of 2007-2009 is a wakeup call that we need a similar evolution in the analytical apparatus and theories that we use to understand that system. Produced by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, this course is an attempt to begin the process of new economic thinking, by reviving and updating some forgotten traditions in monetary thought that have become newly relevant.

Comment from Nick Falvo
Time: June 1, 2014, 5:05 pm

Iglika: you did an outstanding job on the summer school. Thank you for an incredible experience!

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