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 1.10: 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 with Jos de Vries (REBEL group) and Peter Scheer (Ernst & Young)
Session 2: Public Sector with Bram Berhitu (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Alexander van Nieuwstadt (House of representatives - Tweede Kamer)
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 by Emily Thomson
Session 2: Austrian Economics by Dion Reijnders
Session 3: Developmentalist Economics by Ha-Joon Chang
Room 0.10: Assumptions
Sessions dedicated to the discussion of assumptions made in economics. Audience: everyone.
Session 1: Panel Discussion on Homo Economicus with Esther-Mirjam Sent, Patricio Dalton and Bouke Klein Teeselink
Session 2: Panel Discussion on Growth with Mark Sanders and Jean Francois Gerber
Session 3: Lecture on Political Economy of Macroeconomic Measurement by Daniel Mügge
Room 0.04: 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.
Room 0.13: Life as a pluralist economist
Current economics education is dominated by one approach, neoclassical economics. If you also want to know about other perspectives you thus have to go against the system and do it yourself. We will discuss how you can do this in your free time and within academia.
Session 1: How to educate yourself by Sam de Muijnck & Joris Tieleman
Session 2: How to operate within the system by Piet Keizer
Room 1.04: Documentary
The result of a meeting between Terry Jones, a Monty Python member, and Theo Kocken, an economics professor and entrepreneur. A unique look at why economic crashes happen, combining live action with animation and puppetry to explain economics to everyone.