Subjects in Economic Thought and Critiques of Economic Theories or Schools

Juliet Schor, Boston College

A 26-minute lecture at the Occupy Harvard Teach-in in December 2011. Prof Schor discusses "the corruption of the Economics profession by corporate interests". The video is available on YouTube under a Creative Commons Attribution licence that allows remixing.

Economic Thought and Critiques of Economic Theories or Schools, Video and Audio Lectures
Suzanne Berger, MIT

Syllabus, reading list, assignments from a 2003 course that examines the "role of European states in postwar period of rapid economic growth and current crisis."

The materials are available in Traditional Chinese as well as in English.

Assessment Materials, Advanced Applied Economics, Curricula and Syllabi, Handbooks and reading lists, Economic Thought and Critiques of Economic Theories or Schools, Economic History, Specific economies or countries
Michael Piore, MIT

Reading list, assignments and essay questions from a 2013 undergraduate course that "examines the implications of economic theories for social and political organization in the context of the historical evolution of industrial societies."

Assessment Materials, Comparative Economic Systems, Handbooks and reading lists, Economic Thought and Critiques of Economic Theories or Schools
Neva R Goodwin, Oleg I. Ananyin, Frank Ackerman and Thomas E. Weisskopf, Tufts University

Short paper setting out conceptual and methodological differences between western mainstream (neoclassical) economics and other traditions, and discussing the contrast between the increasingly abstract, technical model-based approach adopted in academic papers and the more practical applications sought by policymakers. Written in 1997 (as background to the then-new textbook Microeconomics in Context by Goodwin, Weisskopf, Ackerman and Lancaster, designed for use in Russia during the transition from central planning), but still relevant to current methodology debates.

Comparative Economic Systems, Economic Thought and Critiques of Economic Theories or Schools, Online Text and Notes, Transition Economics
Bob Marks, Australian Graduate School of Management

Professor Joan Robinson (1903-1983) was a guest professor at Stanford University in May 1974. Robinson was a member of Keynes inner circle as he wrote the General Theory, and later became a strident critic of textbook economics. This webpage features partial recordings of her guest lectures amounting to over 3 hours of mp3 audio files. Topics covered: What is Wrong with Neoclassical Economics?, Traditional Economics is Inappropriate for Developing Economics, Socialist Economies and Consumer Sovereignty.

Economic Thought and Critiques of Economic Theories or Schools, Video and Audio Lectures, Heterodox Economics, History of Economic Thought, Socialist and Marxist Economics
William Breit
This blog is written by William Breit, Professor Emeritus at Trinity University, USA (aka Marshall Jevons). It contains discussion of economics issues, book reviews, software app reviews, reportts on products such as Kindle, and other mind-broadening posts.
Economic Theory, Economic Thought and Critiques of Economic Theories or Schools, Mathematical Economics
Rothbard, Murray
A lecture by Murray Rothbard, delivered in the days following the collapse of the Soviet sphere of influence (just under 50 minutes long). A former dean of the Austrian School of Economics, Rothbard is a supporter of laissez-faire capitalism. This video could be a good starting point for a debate on different economic models.
Economic Theory, Economic Thought and Critiques of Economic Theories or Schools

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