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The Progressive Economics Forum: Another review of Economics for Everyone, 2nd ed.

Here’s another review of Jim Stanford’s Economics for Everyone, 2nd edition, this one by guest contributor and MMT aficionado Larry Kazdan. Review of Jim Stanford’s /Economics for Everyone by Larry Kazdan Jim Stanford has written a superb book which deserves pages of admiration and praise – a truly impressive body of work that introduces to the public […] . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Another review of Economics for Everyone, 2nd ed.

The Progressive Economics Forum: Summer reading! Review of Stanford’s second edition of Economics for Everyone

Looking for something to take with you to the cottage, the beach or the cafe? Check out Jim Stanford’s 2nd edition of Economics for Everyone. Here’s a review by Peter G. Prontzos first published in the Vancouver Sun. Book review: A fresh look at the dismal science of economics Economics for Everyone:A Short Guide to the Economics of […] . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Summer reading! Review of Stanford’s second edition of Economics for Everyone

The Progressive Economics Forum: PEF Summer School 2016

If you are in Ottawa or close by, and are interested in the ideas and debates that are shaping today’s economy, then we have a summer school for you. PEF Summer School 2016: Expanding Economic Thinking University of Ottawa, Ottawa Thursday June 2, 2016 8:00am-5:15pm Learn in a day what you may have missed from […] . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: PEF Summer School 2016

The Progressive Economics Forum: G20 meeting of world finance ministers too little too late

Posted earlier as an opinion piece for CBC. See original post here (this post slightly modified from original)

By Louis-Philippe Rochon

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Much was at stake earlier this week when finance ministers from G20 countries met in Istanbul to discuss Greece and the state of the world economy in . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: G20 meeting of world finance ministers too little too late

The Progressive Economics Forum: Rethinking Economics Waterloo Conference, Feb 7

Ali Kraushaar and Geoff Evamy Hill, co-founders of the Rethinking Economics Waterloo initiative, are organizing a conference to be held Feb 7. It looks good! See below.

We want to inform you about the Rethinking Economics Waterloo Conference happening at St. Paul’s University College on Saturday, February 7. We invite you and all your . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Rethinking Economics Waterloo Conference, Feb 7

The Progressive Economics Forum: (Macro) Econ 101

On December 2, Chris Ragan wrote a column for the Globe and Mail titled “Another (Macro) Defense of Econ 101.” The link to his column is available here . My brief reply was published in the Globe and Mail on December 13. The full version is below:

Professor Ragan defends conventional (macro) Econ 101 as . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: (Macro) Econ 101

The Progressive Economics Forum: Economics 101

On October 21, Chris Ragan wrote a column for the Globe and Mail titled “In defence of Economics 101.” The link to his column is available here.

On October 24, Marc Lavoie, Louis-Philippe Rochon and Mario Seccareccia replied to him. The link to their response is available here.

The Progressive Economics Forum: New Issue of Review of Keynesian Economics

A guest blog post from Louis-Philippe Rochon:

Dear friends and colleagues,

The new issue of the Review of Keynesian Economics (ROKE) is now out, and you can find it here. It features an interesting symposium on ‘Steve Keen and his critics’, and contains not only a paper by Steve Keen, but replies by Marc Lavoie, . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: New Issue of Review of Keynesian Economics

The Progressive Economics Forum: People are hungry for economics that works for people and the planet

As economics students around the world demand change in the curriculum and challenge their professors to open classrooms to pluralism in perspectives and views, the interest in heterodox economics is growing here in Canada too. You can see in the tremendous interest to this year’s PEF Summer School in heterodox economics, which we titled Economics . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: People are hungry for economics that works for people and the planet

The Progressive Economics Forum: 2014 PEF Summer School in Heterodox Economics

The Progressive Economics Forum (PEF) will host a Summer School in Heterodox Economics in Vancouver on May 29, 2014, prior to Canadian Economics Association annual conference in Vancouver from May 30 to June 1, 2014. The Summer School is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students of economics or related fields, and working economists in academia, . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: 2014 PEF Summer School in Heterodox Economics

The Progressive Economics Forum: PEF Events in Montreal

As Erin alludes to in an earlier post, the PEF organized events at this year’s Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA) in Montreal (May 30 – June 2).

All told, the PEF organized (or co-organized) eight panels/sessions, in addition to holding its annual general meeting, announcing the winners of our annual student essay . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: PEF Events in Montreal

The Progressive Economics Forum: Quebec Tuition: Between a Rock and Hard Place?

In the context of student protests over Quebec tuition fees, my friend Luan Ngo has just written a very informative blog post on Quebec’s fiscal situation.

While I encourage readers to read his full post, I do want to use the present space to make mention of three important points he makes:

-On a per . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Quebec Tuition: Between a Rock and Hard Place?

The Progressive Economics Forum: The Times they Are a Changing: The MMT Wave Begins

Take a look at the picture below. Take it in. Now scan your eyes to the far right…there, in faded blue you’ll see the initials MMT. Now zoom out. Take it in again. Notice: a few hundred people. Spending their time learning about an economic theory called Modern Monetary Theory or MMT and its application . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: The Times they Are a Changing: The MMT Wave Begins

The Progressive Economics Forum: Austerity: Making the Same Mistake Again?

There is a special, free on line, issue of the Cambridge Journal of Economics with what look to be very interesting contributions from the progressive side of the spectrum.

The Progressive Economics Forum: Call for Nominations: 2012 Galbraith Prize in Economics

In June 2012, the PEF will be awarding the third John Kenneth Galbraith Prize in Economics. Nominations are now open to all PEF members in good standing (if you are a lapsed member or want to join for the first time, click here), and the window for nominations will stay open until January 31, 2012. . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Call for Nominations: 2012 Galbraith Prize in Economics

The Progressive Economics Forum: World Economics Association

Here is the first newsletter of what promises to be a very worthwhile initiative.

The Progressive Economics Forum: Recovery Demands Increase in Labour’s Share

The just-released 2011 ILO World of Work Report is a must read for progressive economists. Released on the eve of the G-20 meetings, the report underlines the gravity of the current global employment situation and warns of the need to put job creation first if we are to avoid a very extended period of high […] . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Recovery Demands Increase in Labour’s Share

The Progressive Economics Forum: MMT: What it Means for Canada

Arun Dubois’ blog post yesterday on Modern Monetary Theory has prompted me to write my own take on the subject. For those interested, an interesting thumbnail sketch of MMT, essentially functional finance augmented by a full understanding of monetary operations, is explained at http://johnsville.blogspot.com/2011/06/modern-monetary-theory-mmt-in-nutshell.html. While MMT deals with the details of monetary and fiscal matters, […] . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: MMT: What it Means for Canada