Book from the WEA- The Economics Curriculum: towards a radical transformation

Para os que se interessam pela parte de educação e de reforma curricular.

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This  book from the World Economics Association (WEA) – edited by me and Jack Reardon and supported throughout by Grazia Ietto-Gillies – originated with a successful WEA online conference. The volume has been conceived with current and future economics students in mind: they will be the economists of the future.

One of the main ideas underlining the book is that “being an economist” in the XXI century requires a radical change in the training of economists and such change requires a global effort. A new economics curriculum is needed in order to improve the understanding of the deep interactions between economics and the political forces and the historical processes of social change. The need for trans-disciplinary and interdisciplinary work is highlighted.

None of us can change economics education on our own. It is within the spirit of global effort at fundamental change in economics education that this book directly contributes…

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