Summer Academy for Pluralist Economics

 Sadly, the Online Summer Academy 2022 is over.

Our Summer Academy. Your economics: workshops, panel discussions, participants and lecturers from around the world.
One week of learning, exchanging thoughts, and engaging with each other.

 

Brought to you by Network for Pluralist Economics.

Do you think 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 analyze, comprehend, and shape the economy? The economy is a multifaceted, highly complex process. Yet, mainstream economics is far too narrow and one-dimensional in its approach to grasp economic realities and offers little room for critical reflection. Our goal is to diversify economic teaching and research.

Every year we prepare an exciting program for you, consisting of around 10 one-week-long workshops, topical evening lectures, and open spaces.

This year's Online Summer Academy took place from July 29th to August 5th, 2022.

In the Summer Academy 2022 participants were able to let their curiosity and inquisitiveness run free, explore alternative approaches to economics, and engage with like-minded students with different backgrounds, inspiring activists, and leading scholars.

Stay tuned for the 2023 edition of the Summer Academy for Pluralist Economics!

Find out more about the 2022 Summer Academy

Previous Summer Academies

Summer Academy for Pluralist Economics 2022: Better Economics for a Better Future

Economic paradigms, penetrating deep into the policy sphere, shape the world we live in today. Moreover, they provide a compass that indicates the direction for the future trajectory of our individual lives, communities, and societies. In order to address today's diverse challenges, we need to reconfigure our compass. Based on a participative process, we ought to reevaluate the dirction into which we collectively want to head. Fortunately, economics is a discipline that offers a wide array of tools to analyze the status quo and its genesis, and to subsequently guide us onto a new, more sustainable and just, path. The Summer Academy invited its participants on a journey through the past and present of economic narratives, providing puzzle pieces for them to imagine and assemble a vision of the future. Lire la suite...

Summer Academy for Pluralist Economics 2021: Reimagining Economics

Do you think 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 analyze, comprehend, and shape the economy? The economy is a multifaceted, highly complex process. Yet, mainstream economics is far too narrow and one-dimensional in its approach to grasp economic realities and offers little room for critical reflection. Our goal is to diversify economic teaching and research. We invite you to join us in this endeavor! Lire la suite...

Summer Academy for Pluralist Economics 2020: Mainstream Economics Sold Out?

Marked by the global corona virus pandemic this summer academy took place online. The circumstances have shown that economic policy catchwords like "lack of alternatives", "growth" or "the hard facts" don't work any more. Our answer: The economy is a multifaceted and complex phenomenon. The approaches of mainstream economics, however, are too limited and one-dimensional to fully comprehend it and offer little room for critical reflection. With our summer academy, the time has come to change this. Lire la suite...

Summer Academy for Pluralist Economics 2019: Economics in Transformation

Climate change, nationalism, poverty in old age, lack of equal opportunities: Why is the market economy not in a position to ensure both social balance and the protection of ecological livelihoods? It may be because of the neoclassical school, which is taught almost exclusively at the universities - and has thus determined economic policy for decades. In order to find sustainable concepts for the ecological-social transformation of society, more theoretical and methodological diversity in economics is necessary. Lire la suite...

Summer Academy for Pluralist Economics 2018: Ten Years after the Crash

On 15 September 2008, Lehman Brothers, one of the world's most influential investment banks, filed for bankruptcy and the world plunged into its worst economic crisis since the 1930s. Suddenly, economics came into the public spotlight: why didn't renowned economists recognize the devastating dynamics of the financial sector? Did economics play a part in the crisis with its support for crisis-ridden deregulation? Lire la suite...

Summer Academy for Pluralist Economics 2017: Exploring Economics

This summer academy is dedicated to the diversity of economic thinking. Many students ask themselves: Do I study economics or neoclassicism? And which theory schools are there apart from Neoclassicism? Lire la suite...

Workshop Reviews

Do you want to know what you can learn at the Summer Academy? Check out these participants' reviews of selected workshops offered in past editions of the Summer Academy!

Nous soutenir

Ce projet est le fruit du travail des membres du réseau international pour le pluralisme en économie, dans la sphère germanophone (Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V.) et dans la sphère francophone (Rethinking Economics Switzerland / Rethinking Economics Belgium / PEPS-Économie France). Nous sommes fortement attachés à notre indépendance et à notre diversité et vos dons permettent de le rester ! 

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