Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar - A History of Economics Podcast

Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar - A History of Economics Podcast
Gerardo Serra
History of Economics Society, 2018
Level: beginner
Perspectives: Neoclassical Economics, Marxian Political Economy, Other
Topic: economic history, history of economic thought
Format: podcast
Duration: 00:40:13
Link: https://hetpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-eight-mid-year-bonus-episode

Photo by Oleksii S on Unsplash

In this one-on-one interview, co-host Gerardo Serra talks with Felwine Sarr, author of Afrotopia (2016) and professor of economics at Gaston Berger University in Senegal. Topics include the relevance (or lack thereof) of development economics to conditions in African economies, the significance of African philosophy for thinking about the economic problems of the continent, and the status of the field of history of economic thought in Africa.


Comment from our editors:

The merits of international aid is one of the most hotly debated subjects within economic policy and economic thought in the past years. By setting the main competing strands of classic economic thought against each other, Serra and Sarr are able to illuminate the shortcomings of the traditional concept of international aid and provoke fresh thinking about the specific economic challenges and opportunities of African countries. Thus, the history of economic thought is brought to practical use in a very modern debate, yielding many thought-provoking insights. [Please note that the quality of the recording is not quite top-notch.]

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Das Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V. wird aufgrund seiner Unabhängigkeit und des Einsatzes für Pluralismus und Vielfalt nicht von finanzstarken Interessensgruppen getragen. Deshalb freuen wir uns sehr über eine einmalige oder dauerhafte Spende.

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