Time: 20.00-22.00 (19.30 doors open) Location: Spui25 Cost: FREE Language: English
After working long days and nights, we will start off the evening by presenting the preliminary results of our Curriculum Research. Which economics bachelors at Dutch universities score the best on diversity in theories and methods, interdisciplinarity, relevance to the real word, and critical thinking?
Then Steve will give the keynote speech about economics education at Kingston University, where he is Head of School of Economics. Kingston has heard the call for more pluralism, and made strides in diversifying their economics education. What does it mean to be an economist in the 21st century? And what can the Netherlands learn from the experiences at Kingston?
After the keynote we will have a panel discussion and Q&A session about putting pluralism in practice at Dutch universities and in the public debate. What are the opportunities and challenges? Speakers are still to be confirmed. Speakers will be announced over the next few weeks.
We hope to see you there!
(This evening is is part of the ESB Week of Economics Education, a week full of discussion about the state of economics education in the Netherlands)
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Dirk teaches at the University of Amsterdam and specialises in economic methodology. He wrote his dissertation on how Hegelian systematic dialectical insights could improve economic model building.
Sandra is head of the economomics section at the newspaper Algemeen Dagblad and board member of the Netherlands Royal Economics Association. Before that she was editor-in-chief at economics policy journal Economisch Statistische Berichten. Her eclectic background in Japanese economics and sociology give her the real world approach to economics.
Erik is full professor at the Utrecht University School of Economics. He is an undisciplined economist, collaborating with many academics and practitioners outside the economics discipline, to better understand the context and consequences of entrepreneurship, and the economy at large. He held positions at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Cambridge, the Max Planck Institute of Economics (Jena, Germany), and the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR). He is editor of Small Business Economics and member of the board of the Netherlands Royal Economics Association.