Gioia, PIL e rivoluzione (Happiness, GDP and revolution)

(to be translated soon) Che il prodotto interno lordo (d’ora in poi PIL) sia un modo un po’ antiquato ed altamente discrezionale di misurare il flusso di ricchezza prodotto annualmente in unRead More...
By : Marco Veronese Passarella | Nov 10, 2015

SFC models: old stuff or brand-new models?

Someone asserts they need to be microfounded. Someone claims they are not brand-new models. Someone rejected them or abandoned their ‘brand’ because they are no longer the cutting edge of heterodox economics. Perhaps theseRead More...
By : Marco Veronese Passarella | Nov 4, 2015

I was not a pacifist

No, I am not talking about economics this time, not narrowly-defined economics at least. I have attached below some notes of mine (for a local newspaper) on both the recent interview ofRead More...
By : Marco Veronese Passarella | Oct 31, 2015

Dadanomics: economics is not a science. Is it?

As usual, the awarding of the Nobel prize to Angus Deaton has reopened the long-lasting debate about the ‘scientificity’ of social sciences, particularly economics. On one side, stand most mainstream economists, whoRead More...
By : Marco Veronese Passarella | Oct 26, 2015

Talking about poverty is fine, but…

Talking about poverty is fine and, yes, I am pretty happy with the recent Nobel prize in economic sciences, Angus Deaton. However, I keep on thinking that those who really care about incomeRead More...
By : Marco Veronese Passarella | Oct 15, 2015

Financialisation and the monetary circuit

The article that Malcolm Sawyer and I wrote for the Metroeconomica‘s special issue on Augusto Graziani‘s economic thought is now available online. It is a spinoff of the FESSUD project. We payRead More...
By : Marco Veronese Passarella | Oct 10, 2015

Waterloo-economics

Many of us have always suspected that there was a long-lasting, though intermittent and underground, relationship between economics (or at least some of its theorists) and psychedelia. Think of the Ricardian ‘opium-eater’ ThomasRead More...
By : Marco Veronese Passarella | Oct 10, 2015

Adam Smith and ‘Neoliberalism’

So tomorrow I will be introducing Adam Smith to my students. Interestingly enough, Smith is usually regarded as the founding father of laissez faire in economy policy. No doubt, he was aRead More...
By : Marco Veronese Passarella | Oct 4, 2015

The importance of teaching the History of Economic Thought

The importance of the history of economic thought, i.e. of the study of the historical evolution of different paradigms in economics: that was the topic of my introductory lecture today. Odd thoughRead More...
By : Marco Veronese Passarella | Sep 28, 2015
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