Summer Academy for Pluralist Economics 2019: Economics in Transformation
Our Summer Academy. Your economics: 9 workshops, 100 participants, 20 lecturers. One week of eye-opening and engaging learning. Your academic experience of the year.
Do you have the impression that our society faces daunting challenges and that these challenges need to be addressed on the level of the economy? Are you asking yourself how we can analyse, comprehend and shape the economy? As we see it, discourse on economics and economic policy is marked by an insistence that growth is the supreme goal and that “there is no alternative” while pointing out “the hard facts”. We respond: The economy is a variegated, highly complex process. Yet, mainstream economics is far too narrow and one-dimensional in its approach to grasp this and offers little room for critical reflection.
It is high time to change this, high time for our summer school! Here is where you will be able to let your curiosity and inquisitiveness run free, explore alternative approaches to economics, and engage with a broad range of like-minded students, inspiring activists and leading scholars. We have prepared an exciting programme for you, consisting of nine different week-long workshops, topical evening lectures, and excursions.
Do you like to learn, debate, and have fun with young people from Germany, Europe and the world? Register now for the Summer Academy! On August 9-16, 2019 we will gather in Neudietendorf (near Erfurt), Germany to practice a different form of economics education which we consider more appropriate to our times. We are looking forward to receiving your application!