Durham Society for Economic Pluralism (DSEP)

Durham Society for Economic Pluralism (DSEP) was founded in 2017. We aim to be an inclusive and open platform where economics is allowed to be discussed and debated critically, constructively and from a plurality of perspectives.


Past events we’ve run include…

 Introduction to Pluralism with Prof. of Philosophy Julian Reiss and Prof. of Economics Matteo Iannizzotto.

How to Solve the UK Housing Crisis with Kenneth Gibb, Professor of Housing Economics, Glasgow University and Director of UK Collaborative Center for Housing Evidence (CaCHE).

Ha-Joon Chang: Economics – But not as you know it! Ha-Joon Chang is a prize-winning economist, Cambridge University Economics and Development Studies Lecturer and author of best-selling books such as ”23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism.” The talk is based on his recent book “Economics: The User’s Guide” (2014).

Thinking Anew About Financial Markets with Prof. of Geography Paul Langley

Conference: Financial Crisis – Perspectives 10 Years After with Lecturer Mark Hayes from University of Cambridge, Prof. of Finance and Economics Kevin Dowd, and Prof. of Political Economy Simon Mohan.


Earlier in 2018 we published a full report on the current state of the economics curriculum at Durham, with a forward from Lord Robert Skidelsky and launched this with an event with departmental representatives. The report has been very well received, click through to our website to give it a read!