The Economists of Tomorrow: the Case for a Pluralist Subject Benchmark Statement for 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.
Volume (Year): 8 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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- Freeman, Alan, 1999. "The Emperor's Tailor: The Economists and the Crash of ‘98," MPRA Paper 6712, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- Alan Freeman, 2010.
"The Economists of Tomorrow,"
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Wiley Blackwell, vol. 69(5), pages 1591-1613, November.
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