Teaching economics

Economics students are in revolt. No, they’re not after plush jobs or cheaper beer in th student union. They want their subject realistically taught. Most university economics courses have found the financial upheavals from 2008 supremely inconvenient, demonstrating the irrelevance or falsity of the beliefs and models they have come to take for granted. Students want a wider diversity of interpretation, something that helps them to make sense of the confusing but important stuff that’s going on, It’s an uphill climb, persuading lecturers that last years notes will still be good enough, even if they don’t fit the way things actually are – but good luck to them.