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Institute for New Economic Thinking Launches Project to Reform Undergraduate Syllabus

In response to widespread discontent among students, employers, and university teachers, a project to create a new core curriculum for economics was launched at a seminar hosted by HM Treasury today. The CORE curriculum project, funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, convened the meeting, which was attended by academics, policymakers, business leaders, and students from around the world. Read more

Too Much Debt: Adair Turner on the Dangers of Excessive Sector Leverage

Adair Lord Turner, former Chairman of Great Britain’s Financial Services Authority and current Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, argued in a keynote address to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Thursday that central banks must be equipped in future to address the dangers of excessive private sector leverage, using both pre-emptive interest rate policy and macro-prudential policy tools.  Read more

Adair Turner: Economic Policy Must Address Excessive Private Sector Leverage

Adair Lord Turner, former Chairman of Great Britain’s Financial Services Authority and current Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, will argue in a keynote address to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Thursday that central banks must be equipped in future to address the dangers of excessive private sector leverage, using both pre-emptive interest rate policy and macro-prudential policy tools.  Read more

See Michael Sandel LIVE – Win a Signed Copy of His Latest Book!

Join the Institute for New Economic Thinking on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 ET for a special event at Union Theological Seminary with Harvard professor and philosopher Michael Sandel on the moral limits of markets. Sandel will be speaking about his recent book, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, in conversation with Institute President Rob Johnson and Union President Serene Jones. Read more

International Economic Association (IEA) Announces Extension of Paper Submission Deadline to November 10, 2013

The deadline for submission of papers to contributed sessions for the 17th World Congress of the International Economic Association (IEA), to take place on the Dead Sea, Jordan, from June 6 to 10 2014, has been extended to NOVEMBER 10 2013. Read more

Finance and the Death of Trust

Trust is an essential part of a functioning economy, yet it is often one of the least understood variables in economics. That’s why the Institute for New Economic Thinking is supporting the Thomson Reuters TRust index, which provides concrete metrics for understanding the level of trust in the financial system using a benchmark of the top 50 global financial institutions as a proxy for the sector as a whole.  Read more

Trust and Finance

Trust is an essential part of a functioning economy, yet it is often one of the least understood variables in economics. That’s why the Institute for New Economic Thinking is supporting the Thomson Reuters TRust index, which provides concrete metrics for understanding the level of trust in the financial system using a benchmark of the top 50 global financial institutions as a proxy for the sector as a whole.  Read more

Rebuilding Trust in Finance: We Can Do Better

Trust is an essential part of a functioning economy, yet it is often one of the least understood variables in economics. That’s why the Institute for New Economic Thinking is supporting the Thomson Reuters TRust index, which provides concrete metrics for understanding the level of trust in the financial system using a benchmark of the top 50 global financial institutions as a proxy for the sector as a whole.  Read more