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The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths

The public sector is often seen as sclerotic and conservative in contrast with a dynamic and innovative private sector. This assumption lies at the basis of much of the outsourcing of public services to the private sector. In this interview and in her new book, Institute for New Economic Thinking grantee Mariana Mazzucato argues against this assessment and in favour of state-led innovation and economic growth. She maintains that the public sector usually bears the highest risks of funding innovation without then reaping the rewards.  Read more

Bigger Things to Worry About Than Ben Bernanke - Marshall Auerback

Watch the Institute for New Economic Thinking's Marshall Auerback talking on Fox Business News about what in the U.S. economy you should really be focused on.

Dirtying White: Harry Dexter White and the History of Bretton Woods

Why does Benn Steil’s history of Bretton Woods distort the ideas of Harry Dexter White?

Originally appeared in The Nation

By James M. Boughton  Read more

What Money Can’t Buy

Harvard Professor Michael Sandel spoke over the weekend at the Festival of Economics in Trento, Italy on the moral limits of markets.  Read more

The Dogmas of the Market Economy Under Critical Scrutiny

By Antoine Reverchon (translated from French), Le Monde

Roman Frydman and Michael Goldberg deconstruct the theory of rational expectations. 

Restoring Accountable Governance: Collective Action When Market Forces Overwhelm the Nation State

Institute for New Economic Thinking President Rob Johnson gave the Young Scholars Intitiative keynote address on June 1st at the Festival of Economics Read more

A New Growth Strategy for Europe

The Austrian Institute for Economic Research in collaboration with several other major European research centers has just released two policy briefs on a new growth strategy for Europe. Both are of interest to anyone concerned with the European crisis. Links to the English language versions are available below. The first paper is concerned with general strategies for reviving Europe as a unit. It outlines the road taken by European leaders against the backdrop of possible alternatives. The second paper deals with the problems of the peripheral countries, mostly in southern Europe that are now deep in recession. Read more

Institute Grantee Vamsi Vakulabharanam Wins Amartya Sen Award for ‘Distinguished Social Scientists’ in India

Dr. Vamsi Vakulabharanam, an associate professor of economics at the University of Hyderabad and a grantee of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, has won the prestigious Amartya Sen Award, a newly instituted honor given by the Indian Council for Social Sciences Research (ICSSR). In recognition of his distinguished work, Dr. Vamsi will receive a citation, a plaque, and a cash award of Rs 10 lakhs. Read more

An INET Guide to the Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting

If you're attending the EEA conference look below to see where you'll find stimulating discussions involving the INET community. For the full EEA program click here.

Thursday, May 9

8:00 - 9:20am

Session A1, Economic History

"A Classical-Marxian Model of Slave and Wage Labor
," John Clegg, The New School for Social Research; Duncan FoleyThe New School for Social Research Read more