Rethinking Economics NL (Netherlands)

Society is facing huge challenges; climate change, growing inequality and poverty. Economists not only play a key role in addressing these issues, but are also at the forefront of societal change, in the role of journalists, politicians or managers.


At the same time, we experienced that Dutch economics education does not at all prepare students for these future-leading roles. There is a fundamental lack of attention to insights from different theoretical approaches and academic disciplines and hardly any attention is paid to the real economy.


We therefore organise events with (inter)-national speakers, write articles on wide-read Dutch platforms, conduct in-depth academic research into Dutch economics curricula (the first of its kind) and have contributed to the annual book of the Royal Netherlands Economics Society, which was in 2016 entirely dedicated to economics education.