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Llamado a la diversificación del contenido de las asignaturas del Departamento de Economía (Michigan State University)

Autor: Consejo de Redacción

Categoría: Fundamentos, Ideología, Iniciativas y Movimientos

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Petición (en inglés) de los estudiantes de la Michigan State University para que su Departamento de Economía diversifique el contenido de las asignaturas que imparte, con el objetivo de incrementar la pluralidad de enfoques enseñados, más allá de la economía neoclásica

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL ASSEMBLY

FORTY-NINTH SESSION G.A. 49 -72

INTRODUCED BY: Nikolovksi SECONDED BY: Goheen

A BILL TO:

ADVOCATE FOR THE DIVERSIFICATION OF THE CURRICULUM WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY ENACT:

WHEREAS, Since the recent global financial crisis, there has been a heightened debate within academic circles about the varying methods of analyzing economic phenomena. The department of Economics at MSU teaches from a single theoretical framework, widely known as the neoclassical school. This framework is only one perspective among several others which are not taught, and only gives one way of trying to understand our economy; and,

WHEREAS, Economists espousing other theoretical frameworks have given insights into important economic phenomena which have drastic implications for economic policy. Some important analyses include alternative empirical work that consistently explains the process of economic growth and — what is connected — warnings of the global financial crisis prior to its precipitation. These frameworks of thought use completely different methods and assumptions then those that are taught here at MSU; and,

WHEREAS, Students taking Economics within MSU are unlikely to be aware of the debates that go on, because the vast majority of what they do as “economics” is in the form of math problems which takes the assumptions and method of the neoclassical framework as given. Also, because students are often not explicitly made aware of the method and assumptions that underlie the mathematical formalism that they use, there is an appearance of diversity in the topics within the curriculum (e.g. international economics, microeconomics, and macroeconomics). Students should be made aware that there is a basic unity in the methods of neoclassical economics in analyzing thesedifferent topics; therefore be it,

RESOLVED, That MSU’s Economics department diversify its curriculum to allow students to engage not only with neoclassical work, but also competing frameworks so that they may be aware of the debates that are going on. A first recommendation includes giving more explicit recognition of thev underlying method and assumptions of the frameworks that are taught, as well as engaging with the original works of the foundations of the different schools of economics (e.g. Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Alfred Marshall, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and Milton Friedman.)

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Tal y como se explica en el último boletín de la World Economics Asociation, la iniciativa de los estudiantes de Michigan se une a otras anteriores como el manifiesto: “Pour un Enseignement Pluraliste de l’Economie dans le Superieur, PEPS” (que se puede encontrar aquí en inglés), cuyos integrantes han creado un directorio global de “Students for Changing Economics

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