This spring, Rethinking Economics NL brings you a completely new way to experience traditional economics education: abandoning the age-old conference for our very own Economics Festival! Come and engage in new and exciting ideas and perspectives, explore a vibrant campus full of food, drinks, music, and art, while meeting like-minded thinkers on the way. Whether you are a student, teacher, academic, or simply passionate about learning, we believe economics should be accessible to everyone and most of all... FUN
Room 1: Economists in the Real World
Session on how economics education prepares graduates for possible careers. First professionals from different fields present their experience. Afterwards professionals and attendees brainstorm possible improvements to the current economics education that prepares graduates better for their future career. Main topic: how well does the economic education prepares graduates for the job market? How could this be improved? Audience: everyone.
Session 1: Private Sector
Session 2: Public Sector
Session 3: Brainstorm
Outside: Schools of Thought
Sessions dedicated to an introduction to a series of three schools of thought. Audience: everyone.
Session 1: Feminist Economics
Session 2: Austrian Economics
Session 3: Developmentalist Economics
Room 2: Assumptions
Sessions dedicated to the discussion of assumptions made in economics. Audience: everyone.
Session 1: Panel Discussion on Homo Economicus
Session 2: Panel Discussion on Growth
Session 3: Lecture on Political Economy of Macroeconomic Measurement
Room 3: Economics Education
Sessions on changes demanded for economics education in university and high-school level. Audience: teachers and academic staff.
Session 1: Rethinking Economics Secondary Education: Building a network of high school economics teachers.
Session 2: Economy Studies: Creating a course on a multidisciplinary approach to studying the economic system.