Past events
Marxist Political Economy in Russia


Join us for this conference in which Dr. François Allisson (from the Walras Pareto Center, University of Lausanne) will present on "Marxist Political Economy in Russia." The conference will be held in English.

Informal Policy Dialogue with RE Lugano


Join us and Prof. Nicolas Pons-Vignon every second Tuesday of the month, at 17:30 in friendly and informal dialogues about the main policy issues of our times: from public health to climate change. Everyone is welcome to participate, by joining our MS Teams channel!

National Gathering 2020 of RE Switzerland!

Join us for our National Gathering 2020!

The first part of our National Gathering will be led by Michele Bee on "Rethinking Adam Smith" (14:00 – 15:30). And after a short break, the second part will be a fun, interactive, covid-friendly Virtual Apéro (15:45-16:45)! You will not want to miss out on this -- and we are looking forward to seeing you there!

On Michele Bee's "Rethinking Adam Smith"
The history of economic thought allows us to rethink the theoretical assumptions at the basis of economics, which are too often taken for granted. Michele Bee starts from the modern beginning of this story, to show that what we know about the father of political economy, Adam Smith, is perhaps not enough.
Going into the depths of Smith’s thought makes us rethink a surprisingly interesting basic economic operation: exchange.

Should exchange disappear in an ideal society, where everyone is bound together by mutual benevolence? Or on the contrary, is exchange inevitable for the progress of human society, even if it is the result of purely selfish motives? What if this way of looking at the issue is unsatisfactory? Adam Smith seems to offer us an alternative path by questioning the origin and motive of exchange.

Michele Bee teaches History of Economics at the University of Neuchâtel and carries out his research at the Centre Walras Pareto of the University of Lausanne.

There will be half an hour devoted to questions and discussion at the end.

And for the Virtual Apero:
Informal moment to exchange among students and other interested people in small break-out rooms. Come and join us for this online covid-friendly Apero !

Link for the conference and apero:
Meeting ID: 953 2059 0489

Lese- und Diskussionskreis: Plurale Ökonomik


Join us for the German/English bi-weekly discussions of texts on pluralism in economics. Learn and discuss with us why it is necessary to look further and let's find out what we gain from reading beyond the confines of our textbooks!

To stay up to date on it, please join our WhatsApp group chat:

Groupe de Lecture with RE Lausanne

If you are more comfortable in French or just want to educate yourself in this wonderful language, join the weekly French-speaking reading group about pluralist economics! takes place each tuesday at 18:15 on Zoom. For additional information and text material, check out the Slack space (channel #groupe_de_lecture).

Bavardages sur l'économie institutionnelle


Rethinking Economics Geneva is organising a discussion on institutional economics on the 12th of December. If you are interested in the relations between institutions and the economy, for example on how the legal framework influences the market structure, feel free to join!

Revolution féministe: quelles perspectives pour l'économie ?


Rethinking Economics Geneva is organising an event on feminist economics, which will feature Elisabeth Pruegl, director of the program "Program on Gender and Global Change" at the IHEID and Alexia Bonelli winner of the "Prix Genre" of the University of Geneva. Issues such as critiques to neoclassical economics, social reproduction and the relations of power in the economy will be discussed. Sounds promising !

Course on plural economics - Vorlesung Plurale Ökonomik


Plurale Ökonomik Zürich organises a series of lectures at the University of Zurich during the autum semester worth 3 credits. They will tackle the question of whether a new school of thought is needed, as well as present different schools such as the Austrian school, feminist economics or post-keynesians and the new monetary theory. If you are studying at the university of Zurich, don't hesitate one second to seize the opportunity to extend your knowledge in economics!

RETHINK! Zeit, über Pluralismus in der Wirtschaftslehre nachzudenken


A series of four events is organised by Rethinking Economics Lucerne at their university to reflect on pluralism. The following four topics will be presented by experts: the micro-tax by Prof. Dr. Marc Chesney, Post-Keynesianism by Hon-Prof. Heiner Flassbeck, Feminist economics by Mascha Mandörin and Post-growth economics by Apl. Prof. Dr. Niko Paech. The events will take place on the 5th of November until 2nd of December, at 18:30, free entry!

Masterclass with Kate Raworth


Kate Raworth who has written the famous book "Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist" is coming to Lugano to teach a Masterclass. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to lean more about economics from a perspective that takes into account sustainability and planetary boundaries.

National gathering Rethinking Economics Switzerland


Are you interested in economics ? you'd like to know more about different ways to approach the economic science ? Then join us for this event where we'll share knowledge on different schools of thought in economics and discuss the need for pluralism in economics, in particular its teaching at the university. All the workshops and presentations will be held by members of Rethinking Economics Switzerland and will be interactive :) Everyone interested in pluralism in economics is welcome, even if you are not part of any group (yet) !

On to new shores! The contribution of economics to a sustainable development


In partnership with WWF, a conference on the role of economics in sustainability will be held at the medieval townhall in Bern. The aim of this conference is to question the contributions of economics for a sustainable future by reflecting on the different theoretical approaches to a transition to sustainability and learn about concrete possibilities of actions. The first part of the day will be dedicated to different workshops and different keynote presentations will be held in the afternoon.

Annual Symposium of the Association to Renew Research and Education in Economics and Finance


The 2nd Symposium of the Association to Renew Research and Education in Economics and Finance (AREF) will take place on 25-26 June 2019 at the University of Fribourg. The theme of the symposium is “Pluralism in Economics and Finance: state of the art” and it is aimed at students, researchers and professors, as well as to anyone else interested. Rethinking Economics Switzerland will hold a presentation on the 26th at 11:15.

Apocapitalypse Now


Conference on ecological and environmental economics Pauline Plagnat-Cantoreggi, Julia Steinberger, Vincent Gerber and Daniel Tanuro. The first part will have interventions of the different experts and afterwards activits from a variety of associations will take part in the discussion. "Remaking Society: Pathways to a Green Future". Book by Murray Bookchin, 1990.

Pluralist Discussion - Money Creation and Climate Change


Plurale Ökonomik Zürich is launching its first Pluralist discussion. The idea is that for every meeting one member (of a group) chooses a topic to disucss and suggests materials for it. This first discussion will be about the The role of money creation and central banks in the fight against global warming.

Sustainability Week Geneva - De la croissance verte à la décroissance


Rethinking Economics Genève is co-hosting an event with Semaine de la durabilité on the economic policies that are needed to face the ecological crisis. There will be a panel discussion of different experts that will try to answer the question of whether we need to change our understanding of a sustainable economy to prevent planetary catastrophes. The event will be in French.

Pop Economix Live Show


A theatre play that narrates the crisis will be presented to the public for the first time in Switzerland. This event, hosted by Rethinking Economics Lugano with the support of Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI) and Franklin University Switzerland (FUS), will put into perspective the different economic mechanisms that took place over the last 15 years and talk about the last financial crisis in a funny and critical way. The play will be in Italian.

Sustainability Week Lugano - Is Our Economy Sustainable?


Rethinking Economics Lugano is holding the opening event of the sustainability week   Lugano. The aim is to understand what economic sustainability means, how it can be put into practice and which are the directions we are going towards. In order to foster debate between experts, students and citizens, the second part of the event will be formatted as a fishbowl discussion with the panellists and the public. The event counts on the support of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI) and Franklin University Switzerland (FUS) and will take place in English.

Rethinking Economics Film Session


Rethinking Economics Lugano is holding a series of film projections every Thursday from February 21st to March 14th that are related to economics and finance. This week's movie will be Capitalism: A Love Story (USA, 2009)

Brown-bag talk about pluralism in Economics


Plurale Ökonomik Zürich is holding a talk at the University of Basel during the Sustainability week on Thursday, March 7th. They will present different schools of Thought in Economics as well as the Network Rethinking Economics Switzerland and their experience in Zurich with Plurale Ökonomik. The talk will be in German. 

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