Why pluralism in economics is important: Let a hundred flowers bloom and cross-fertilize
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Richard Roberts Building, University of Sheffield
Dr Ha-Joon Chang will discuss in his lecture why it is important for economics to be open to different schools of thought.
Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University, and is the author of several bestselling books including; 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism and Economics: A Users Guide. The title of his lecture is taken from the fourth chapter of the book Economics: A Users Guide.
In 2014 he was polled in the top ten of the world’s leading thinkers by Prospect Magazine and is supportive of student movements for the reform of economic curricula, including Rethinking Economics.
This event has been organised by the Sheffield student Alternative Thinking for Economics Society in collaboration with the Institute for Economic Analysis of Decision-making (InstEAD) and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).