Miscellaneous #1: Public debate; James Galbraith; etc.
London School of Economics Public Debate
What kind of economics should we teach?
Date: Wednesday 20 January 2010
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Professor Geoffrey Hodgson, Professor Albert Marcet, Paul Ormerod, Professor John Sutton
Chair: Professor Tim Besley
The recent global crisis has lead to questions being asked about whether the kind of economics being taught to students in leading economics departments was responsible for the widespread failure to predict the timing and magnitude of the events that unfolded in 2008. Critiques range from an absence of historical context in mainstream teaching of economics to excessive reliance on mathematical models. This panel brings together four leading economists to debate this issue and to discuss what changes in the economics curriculum and the way that it is delivered are desirable.
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.
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