Friday, May 02, 2008

Will Notre Dame Be Serious In Teaching Economics?

Apparently some members of the Department of Economics and Policy Studies would still like to teach classes and hire colleagues. If Notre Dame is serious about educating their students, shouldn't they be taught of the existence of the full range of views on economics? After all Notre Dame has some excellent scholars, including some great historians of economics. (I'm not sure that Esther-Mirjam Sent is still at Notre Dame.)

An on-line petition has been put up in support of these wild ideas. (I haven't yet signed it.)

Hat tip to shagan at daily Kos.

Update: I have now signed the petition. Christopher Hayes comments.


Open Economics ND said...


Thanks for the post and support. We really appreciate it.

One thing to note: this is wholly a student movement. Our contention is that students SHOULD and actually WANT to learn heterodox theories, which, as of now, come only from the Policy Studies Department.

Robert Vienneau said...

I agree that students should be taught the full range of theories. I apologize for the ambiguity in my wording.