How Should Corporations Handle Profits?

William Lazonick, who also is a grantee of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, argues that capital being used for stock buybacks would be better spent on investment.  Read More

Austerity Defangs the Celtic Tiger

As we approach the impending independence referendum in Scotland, it is noteworthy that we no longer hear economic comparisons between the so-called “Celtic Lion” and “Celtic Tiger”  Watch

Early Interventions Lead To Higher IQs

The more capacities our children have to solve math problems, to learn music, to read and to write, the more economic opportunity we will be creating as a society.  Watch The Interview

Salmond Pound-Foolish on Scot Currency

Alex Salmond, leader of Scotland's independence party and the nation’s First Minister, continues to dig his heels over the question of what currency an independent Scotland would use.  Read More

Grants to Feature Curriculum Reform

The Institute will launch a new round of grants in September with topics to include ideas for a wider range of curricular materials to support better economic thinking and teaching.  Read More

Young Scholars Initiative

The Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) is an international community of new economic thinkers comprised of students, young professionals, and researchers, supported by the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

We envision economic thinking free of intellectual barriers that resonates with reality and serves our global society.