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The Economists of Tomorrow: the Case for a Pluralist Subject Benchmark Statement for Economics

  • Alan Freeman

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    (Association for Heterodox Economics)

This paper, on behalf of the UK-based Association for Heterodox Economists (AHE), argues for a reformulation of the Subject Benchmark Statement for Economics (SBSE) on pluralist principles. Pluralism - the capacity to examine critically a range of explanations for observed reality - should be the primary required outcome of economics education. Specific provisions should recognise, promote, defend and guarantee this good practice in teaching and assessment alike. Such a revision, it argues, is the appropriate response to widespread criticism of economics, to which the monotheoretic character of its practice has laid the profession open, following the recession which began early in 2008.

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Article provided by Economics Network, University of Bristol in its journal International Review of Economics Education.

Volume (Year): 8 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 23-40

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  1. Freeman, Alan, 2009. "The Economists of Tomorrow," MPRA Paper 15691, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Freeman, Alan, 1999. "The Emperor's Tailor: The Economists and the Crash of ‘98," MPRA Paper 6712, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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