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Rethinking Economics Conference 2014 (Day 1)

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, A106 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Rethinking Economics New York (RENY), a student-run conference at The New School, New York University, and Columbia University, is aimed at sparking interest in new economic thinking amongst peers and the general public and to create the same kind of momentum and excitement generated by Rethinking Economics conferences held in Tübingen and London. This will be accomplished by creating a safe and stimulating space for engaging in independent critical thinking.

The conference is engaging with 3 different questions, which will also structure the program: Why rethink economics? What needs rethinking in economics? And, how do we rethink economics?

It will include addresses from an exciting array of economists and cross-disciplinary experts including:

 - Deirdre McCloskey, teaches economics, history, English, and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

 - Paul Krugman, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, Distinguished Scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study Center at the CUNY Graduate Center, and an op-ed columnist for The New York Times.

 - James K. Galbraith, holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and a professorship of Government at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin.

 - Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington DC.

 - Neva Goodwin is co-director of the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University.

 - Philip Mirowski, is Carl Koch Chair of Economics and the History and Philosophy of Science, and Fellow of the Reilly Center, University of Notre Dame.

 - Julie Nelson, is a professor of economics and department chair at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and a senior research fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University.

 - Michael Sandel, teaches political philosophy at Harvard University, and is a Senior Fellow of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

 - Richard Wolff, is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a faculty member in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School.  

Please view the complete program for further details on locations and speakers. For the most up-to-date information on the conference, please visit the website at:

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The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
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