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How to Ruin a Country in Three Decades

Article By Servaas Storm

Italy’s austerity-fueled crisis is a warning to the Eurozone

A Belief in Meritocracy Is Not Only False: It’s Bad for You

Article By Clifton Mark

Despite the moral assurance and personal flattery that meritocracy offers to the successful, it ought to be abandoned both as a belief about how the world works and as a general social ideal.

INET to G20: Bank Regulation Can't Be Heads Banks Win, Tails Taxpayers Lose

Article By Thomas Ferguson

At a G20 preparatory meeting in Berlin, an INET panel analyzed how governments can prevent banks from exploiting taxpayer-funded bailout guarantees

Can Markets Corrode Relationships?

Article By Aaron Freedman

Kristen Ghodsee discusses her research on how love and relationships function under socialism and capitalism, and what economists miss about the rise of right-wing populism in Eastern Europe

Why We Need Diversity and Pluralism in Economics, Part II

Article By ​Orsola Costantini and Giulia Zacchia

INET talks to Jayati Ghosh and Marina Della Giusta

Krishna Bharadwaj, the Torchbearer of Economics

Article By Maria Cristina Marcuzzo

During her long career she illuminated many of the shortcomings of neoclassicism, and offered alternative paths

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Research & Commentary

Income Distribution, Asset Prices, and Aggregate Demand Formation, 1850-2010: A Post-Keynesian Approach to Historical Macroeconomic Data

Grant Led by Erik Bengtsson and Engelbert Stockhammer

This research project uses macroeconomic data going back to the mid-19th century to analyze issues such as the relation between income distribution and economic growth; and how debt, asset prices, and growth moved together the last 160 years.

Living Standards, Inequality, and Poverty around the World, 1815-2015: A New Household Budget Approach

Grant Led by Giovanni Vecchi, Brian A'Hearn, and Nicola Amendola

This research project lays a foundation for new and better long-run estimates of poverty and inequality around the world through the collection, digitisation, and harmonisation of household budget data.

Secular Stagnation and Persistent Unemployment in the Great Depression: Evidence from Monthly Labor Market Data

Grant Led by Gabriel Mathy

This research project deepens our understanding of labor market conditions during the Great Depression by assemling data at the national, state, and industry level for jobs created, jobs destroyed, unemployment, employment, and the labor force.

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Through the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI), INET provides support to students, young professionals, or others who embrace new and critical ways of thinking about the economy. YSI fosters conversation among those who wish to engage with new economic thinking and connects young scholars to the Institute’s vast network of economists.

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