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Economics for Everyone

Thu 21 Feb 2013

Tim Thornton has lectured in economics at Australian Universities for over ten years. He wrote his PhD on the evolution of economics teaching in Australian universities, and is an award-winning teacher.

 

MFU@City Square

Tue 06 Dec 2011

In the context of the global Occupy movement, questions of how our economy, society and politics could be organised differently have once again taken centre stage. This series of seminars will invite speakers to explore radical practical ideas on how our world might be, in relation to topics as diverse as inequality, Indigenous politics, democracy, law, gender, climate change, economics and more. This series will run throughout summer on Tuesd ...

Economics for Everyone

Mainstream Economics: Strengths and limitations

Thu 21 Feb 2013

Economics is unique in the social sciences for being characterized by a dominant orthodoxy and the institutional marginalization of alternative approaches. This lecture explains the nature of this orthodoxy, with a keen eye to both its usefulness and its limitations.

Economics for Everyone

Boom, Bust and Unemployment: Macroeconomics and the ideas of JM Keynes

Thu 28 Feb 2013

This lecture is an introduction to macroeconomics and the ideas of J M Keynes. While it is often claimed that Keynes ideas have been absorbed intomainstream economics, it will be shown in this lecture that his most important insights remain either largely ignored or totally distorted.

Economics for Everyone

The Many Schools of Modern Political Economy

Thu 21 Mar 2013

This lecture surveys the many schools of economics that make up modern political economy: institutionalism and evolutionary economics; Post-Keynesianism; Marxism; feminist economics; ecological economics and Austrian economics. Note: Due to technical difficulties, the audio in this recording is of poor quality for the first 3 and a half minutes, but improves significantly. Hang in there.