Sheila Dow is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling, UK and Adjunct Professor of Economics at the University of Victoria, Canada.
Interviewer: Dr. Constantinos Repapis
Production: Dr. Ricardo Leizaola
Interview date: 13 July 2016
Place: Darwin College, Cambridge
The excerpts of this video are highlights of the discussion that run for over an hour.
The topics discussed in the video include:
- The current state of economics
- Pluralism and schools of economic thought
- Modes of thought: Euclidean vs. Babylonian
- How should economics be taught?
A co-production of ISRF and Economics @ Goldsmiths, part of:
Economics: past, present and future. An interview project
Economics education has been debated for a long time, but since the Global Financial Crisis it has come under public scrutiny. This project aims to provide an accessible way for new generations of economics students and scholars, as well as the general public, to get acquainted with different schools of economic thought and their bearing on economics teaching. We have interviewed distinguished economists on the plurality of analytical traditions within economics and how these have informed their own work. The interviews range from long-standing debates to current issues, and provide first-hand access to the thought of key contemporary economists.