Rethinking Economics is an international network of students, academics and professionals building a better economics in society and the classroom.
Through a mixture of campaigning, events and engaging projects, Rethinking Economics connects people globally to discuss and enact the change needed for the future of economics, and to propel the vital debate on what economics is today.
To bring together groups that practice and promote an economics that is:
Open to new, neglected and critical economic perspectives and methodologies, and to academic disciplines outside of economics (the three ‘pluralisms’). All undertaken in a spirit of collaboration and humility.
Relevant to the real world and the deep challenges we face, ensuring economics students and academics recognise their roles and responsibilities as political actors, within their institutions and within wider public life.
For everyone, not just the academic economist but the public at large, to encourage learning and discussion about economics among all of us who participate in a society shaped by economic forces.
Volunteer-led and energetic – we are run on a do-it-yourself, get-involved and muck-in basis.
Diverse and open – we incorporate and are open to a diverse range of ideas, methods and people.
Inclusive – we strive to actively include people from different groups; this includes a commitment to recognising and checking our own privileges. We try to use clear language, and aim to provide education at all levels of access.
Respectful – we try to respect everyone’s ideas and their right to voice them.
Engaged – we are relevant to the real world and take seriously our current political, ethical, and ecological crises.
Local – we support local initiatives by networking local groups together to make them stronger.