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Plurale Ökonomik Zürich

Our Goal

We want to change economics education at the University of Zurich:

  • To make sure that the curricula is based on the three P’s of Pluralism (Pluralism of Theories, Methods and Interdisciplinary Pluralism)
  • To make room for critical discussions about underlying assumptions and normative principles
  • To change the curricula so that its content is orientated towards the economy as it exists in the real world

To reach these goals, we organise educational and social events, as well as the lecture “Plurale Ökonomik” for bachelor students every fall semester. In addition, we campaign with our allies from Rethinking Economics Switzerland for curriculum reform all across Switzerland.

If you want to join in one of our current projects or find out about our strategy, you can find them here.

Events Fall 2023

Past Events

Blog

  • Pluralist Economics on air at Radio Lora – listen in!

    A week after our Pluralist Economics Summer School 2022 ended, Karin, one of our board members at Plurale Ökonomik Zurich, was invited to Annes radio show at Radio Lora. They had a chat about Plurale Ökonomik Zürich, our projects, why curriculum change is important, feminist economics, ecological economics and what impact the organization had on…

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  • Reforming Economics Teaching – What do economics students think at the University of Zurich

    Plurale Ökonomik Zürich has conducted a survey among economics students at the University of Zurich about their perception of reforming economics teaching. According to their survey economics students in Zurich would clearly welcome plural teaching combined with more time allocation to reflection and discussion in lectures and seminars. However, a broader collaboration is needed to…

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Our Board

Elaine

BA Sociology, Minor Economics

Karin

MA Economics, Minor Behavioral Economics

Mara

BA Sociology, Minor Economics

Raphael

BA Political Science, Minor Economics