Rethinking Economics Lugano

Rethinking Economics Lugano is a student association based at the University of Lugano, Switzerland. We promote interdisciplinarity and pluralism in Economics and its related subjects, fighting especially against the dogmatism within the teaching of the discipline at the tertiary education level. In particular, our group focuses on facing these issues among the Economics departments of the Swiss universities.


Moreover, we aim to encourage the critique of mainstream economic theory – theoretical fundamentals, current methodologies, practical implications – by analysing its hiatuses, contradictions, effects and consequences. We also want to bridge the gap between theory and practice in Economics, “democratising” economic ideas and concepts by spreading them out to a broad audience.