Events Plurale Ökonomik Zürich

Events Fall 2023

Our program for the upcoming semester is set! The overarching theme for both the reading circles and the LNdk will be Neocolonialism and Modern Monetary Theory. We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Ndongo Samba Sylla, author of «The Last Colonial Currency: A History of the Franc CFA», accepted our invitation and is going to join us on 9/11/23.

Lecture Pluralism in Economics

Every fall term, we organize the lecture “Pluralism in Economics” in co-operation with the department of economics. This semester, the lecture takes place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. Find out more about the lecture here: https://studentservices.uzh.ch/uzh/anonym/vvz/index.html?sap-language=EN&sap-ui-language=EN-/details/2023/003/SM/51110698

Our regular Events

Movie Nights

There is a movie night every month, where we watch a movie related to economics and discuss it thereafter.

Discussion Circles

Every month, we hold a discussion circle where we read a short text about pluralism in economics in a newspaper or on an op-ed site. We will discuss the content of the text thereafter.

Board / Organizing Meetings

Board meetings are open to everyone in Plurale Ökonomik Zürich. They are used to coordinate projects and activities among the most active members of Plurale Ökonomik, including the board. If you want to become more active, just join one of our board meetings.

Past events and event documentations

Conference “Does Economics have to change after Covid-19? A Discussion with pluralistic perspectives

The Covid-19 health crisis is the second global economic crisis in just over a decade. The 2008 economic crisis led to criticism of mainstream economics: Student groups and a number of researchers considered research and teaching to lack pluralism of theories, methods, and openness towards other social sciences. But the 2008 crisis has also re-shaped economics research.

In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, the goal of this conference is to present and discuss current research on the implications of the crisis for inequalities, trade, climate change and development by economists with diverse backgrounds. It should enable a discussion between mainstream and non-mainstream economists. A final panel will discuss the goal of economics, whether it is sufficiently diverse, and what could be done to improve teaching and research.