Heterodox Study Programs

Heterodox Study Programs

PhD Programs

American University, US

The Department of Economics offers a Ph.D. degree with programs of study in either political economy or traditional economic theory. The neoclassical and Keynesian traditions form the core of economic theory taught by the Department of Economics. Our uniquely pluralistic approach to economics encompasses a range of other perspectives, including Post Keynesian, Institutionalist, and post-Marxian economic theories. Our program emphasizes international and economic policy perspectives. Specialized course offerings include the economics of gender, the economics of transition economies, economic methodology, monetary economics, public finance, economic development, labor economics, industrial organization, international trade, international finance, econometrics, economic history, and mathematical economics.

The diverse theoretical approaches are combined with solid training in empirical methods which prepare graduates for teaching in colleges and universities, research positions in government departments or consulting firms, and policy making. Our Washington D.C. location gives students excellent access to government agencies such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics and think tanks such as the Economic Policy Institute and the Institute of International Economics. These agencies give students special opportunities for internships and part-time employment as well as the chance to hear and speak with economists dealing with today s national and international economic issues.

For more information: http://www.american.edu/cas/economics/

Central European University, Hungary

Environmental Sciences and Policy is a quintessentially interdisciplinary issue that requires an integrated understanding of complex natural histories; ecological processes; scientific evidence; social and cultural contexts; contemporary political debates; legal and policy frameworks; modeling, technical, and management options; and social justice implications for surrounding inhabitants.

The CEU Environmental Sciences and Policy PhD program is led by faculty from various disciplines with research experience in diverse thematic and geographic contexts, which fosters an environment conducive to interdisciplinary research. The PhD program aims to combine breadth and depth of interdisciplinary learning about the environment with professional development skills. The program begins with an introduction to a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches, which allows students to choose the most appropriate combination for their research, and continues with custom-tailored theory and methods classes to facilitate in-depth research skills for their empirical projects. Teaching and research practica facilitate opportunities to develop teaching, presentation, and publication skills.

Graduates from CEU's PhD program in Environmental Sciences and Policy will:

Possess the knowledge to

  • Engage the epistemological diversity of natural and social science disciplines in environment-related debates;

  • Understand the complex interdisciplinary connections among scientific, ethical, economic, social, cultural, and political aspects of environmental issues at both global and local levels and create new knowledge in their chosen field of in-depth research;

  • Learn and apply state-of-the art pedagogical theories to their own teaching and communication.

Apply skills to:

  • Think critically and analytically to understand environmental issues; identify and formulate a research problem; and design, implement, and manage sophisticated theoretical, policy and field research and data analysis, both as an independent researcher and a team member;

  • Communicate scientific results professionally both in writing and orally, and participate in professional networks;

  • Practice student-centered teaching and learning approaches.

Uphold values that:

  • Advance a sustainable and open society, self-reflective critical inquiry, research ethics, and environmental and social care.

Further details are available here: http://envsci.ceu.edu/program-overview

Colorado State University, US

The graduate program of the Department of Economics integrates rigorous training in quantitative methods with a broad, historically-grounded and critical approach to research and teaching that encompasses a plurality of perspectives and streams of economic thought. M.A. students are required to take core courses in each of the fields of macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics and political economy. PhD students take an additional advanced course in each of these fields. Beyond the core, students have a great deal of flexibility in selecting their fields of emphasis and research. The program has two main foci – political economy and regional economics. The heterodox political economy component of the program has traditionally been active in the fields of radical economics and institutional economics. In recent years, this dynamic and evolving program has been complemented by faculty working in the fields of feminist, structuralist, post-Keynesian, and Marxist economics, with an overall focus on international economics and economic development. This foundation prepares students for research and teaching positions in colleges and universities, research positions in government and the private sector, as well as for policy-related work with labor, environmental and international policy organizations.

For more information: http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/Econ/

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro offers three PhD programs with heterodox perspectives in Latin America.

  • Master & Ph.D in Economics
  • Master & Ph.D in Public Policy: Development Strategies
  • Master & Ph.D in International Political Economy.

For further information: www.ie.ufrj.br/index.php/index-pos-graduacao

Gyeongsang National University, Korea

Graduate Program of Political Economy (GPPE) at Gyeongsang National University in Korea, established in 2009, provides M.A. and Ph.D. degree education in interdisciplinary studies in Marxist political economy, covering majors such as economics, political sciences, sociology and history. GPPE aims to educate scholars so that they become specialists on Marxism and so equipped with critical tools for analyzing the contemporary capitalism and a creative vision of modeling post-capitalist alternative systems. GPPE faculty s unrivaled edge in the Marxist studies is widely known in Korea through the activities of its two core institutions, the Institute for Social Sciences and the MARXISM 21 journal. GPPE attempts to develop and apply the classical Marxist method, including the theories and practices of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Luxemburg, Trotsky and Gramsci, in analyzing modern capitalism and configuring the alternative socioeconomic system. GPPE carries out on the interdisciplinary Marxist studies on the structures and contradictions of contemporary global capitalism. In particular, GPPE studies the problems of modern capitalism such as global economic crisis, uneven development, neoliberalism, global warming and ecological problems etc., and tries to provide feasible post-capitalist solutions to them. GPPE studies the characteristics, limitations and future tasks of the contemporary social movements including labor, peasants, peace, environmental and globalization movements through interdisciplinary approaches. By drawing upon the experiences of the revolutionary movements in the classical Marxist tradition and integrating them with the current anti-capitalist movements, GPPE develops new post-capitalist socioeconomic models and strategies to achieve them.

For more information: http://marxism.gnu.ac.kr/english

Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Netherlands

The ISS, based in the Hague, is a postgraduate institution, offering a 15 months MA program in developing studies, a 4 year PhD program and short courses. The interdisciplinary MA program has various specializations; many of these have an important economic angle. All of these economic dimensions, except one (The MA program Economics of Development), are heterodox. In particular the programs are Work, Employment and Globalization, Development Research, International Political Economy and Development, Politics of Alternative Development, Population, Poverty and Social Development, and Poverty Studies and Policy Analysis. The PhD program is organized in collaboration with the Dutch research school on development, CERES. The ISS has a great variety of heterodox thesis advisors, in particular in the areas of post-Keynesian economics, radical economics, political economy, feminist economics, and ecological economics. Among the short courses, the ISS offers a three week intensive post-graduate course in Gender and Economic Policy Analysis. This course links the latest insights from feminist economics to the analysis of women s economic position in developing countries, both micro and macro level.

For further information: http://www.iss.nl

Michigan State University, US

The Department of Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University offers MA and PhD programs that include institutional and behavioral economics alongside strong neoclassical fields. Courses include institutional and behavioral economics, information economics, political economy of agricultural and trade policy, organization and performance of agricultural markets, and the economics of environmental resources. Major institutional research programs include food security in Africa, the role of grades and standards in market expansion, and the economics of wetlands.

For more information: http://aec.msu.edu

New School University, US

The Department of Economics offers a broad and critical approach to the study of economics covering a wide range of schools of thought, including Keynesian and post-Keynesian economics, the classical political economy of Smith, Ricardo, Marx, and Structuralist and Institutionalist approaches to economics, and neoclassical economics. The courses of study emphasize the historical roots of economic ideas, their application to contemporary economic policy debates, and conflicting explanations and interpretations of economic phenomena, within the context of a rigorous training in the conceptual, mathematical and statistical modeling techniques that are the common methodological basis of contemporary economic research. The department s work centers on the emerging shape of the world economy, its financial markets and institutions; the problems of regulating and guiding economic development in the advanced industrial world and emerging markets; the sources of instability and complexity in economic systems; and the economic aspects of class, gender and ethnic divisions.

The aim of the Economics Department is to put what Robert Heilbroner calls the worldly philosophy informed, critical and passionate investigation of the economic foundations of contemporary society at the heart of the educational and research enterprise. This engagement with the central unresolved dilemmas of modern society motivates the detailed analysis of concrete problems of economic policy and the explanation of economic phenomena that are the substance of the department s degree programs.

For more information: www.newschool.edu/nssr/economics

Research Institute for Public Policy and Management, Keele University, UK

Keele University, Research Institute for Public Policy and Management is open to postgraduate research (PhD) in the general area of heterodox economics. Postgraduate students are drawn both from Economics and Management discipline areas. The areas of staff interest include: the changing character and experience of work (including the impact of new technologies and patterns of accountability) microeconomic analysis and policy (including labour economics, consumption and savings), public economics, game theory, industrial organization (including networks growth and development), business cycles, development economics, issue and research into gender inequality, Institutional economics, economic sociology, Economic methodology, history and philosophy of economics. Research degree programs at Keele include formal research training in parallel to work on specific research projects or topics. This may be through the M.Res. or through a package of specific research training agreed as part of a learning plan . Research in the Institute benefits from close collaboration with public policy and public service organizations, government, business and voluntary enterprises, Trades Unions and professional organizations, and with communities, not just in the UK, but worldwide. There are particularly strong links with health services and health professionals, schools and other education institutions, Trades Unions, and with Government as well as with universities worldwide.

For more information: www.keele.ac.uk/studyatkeele/

Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia

Saint-Petersburg State University offers Master s and Doctoral Degrees in the Department of Economic Sociology. Master s Program (2 years) includes basic elements in economic sociology and general social sciences. Doctoral Program (3 years) combines two supplemented fields of economic sociology and demography. Both programs are designed during the recent years according to the standards and regulations of Russian Ministry of Education. Proposed curriculum meets the properties of heterodox economic thinking. Members of Economic Sociology Department came from different educational backgrounds (economics, philosophy, sociology) and warmly welcome multidimensional systematic research of economic processes.

For more information: http://ifea.spbu.ru/int/en/study-a-research/degree-studies.html

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK

The Department of Economics at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as a doctoral program. All combine sound foundations in mainstream economics (theory and techniques) with thorough presentation of alternative perspectives, including classical political economy, Marxist economics, and Keynesian and Post-Keynesian approaches. The aim is to enable students actively to engage with contemporary mainstream economics while also equipping them with the tools and insights provided by alternative theoretical systems of thought in economics. Against this broad background, the particular expertise of SOAS arises from its long-standing preoccupation with the political economy of economic development. Thus, students at all degree levels have access to a unique pool of regional expertise and can take course options that cover diverse aspects of economic and social development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. At the postgraduate level, our commitment to critical engagement with mainstream economics while also studying the political economy of development is reflected in cutting-edge research into alternatives both at the level of theory and of economic policy responses. Innovative MSc courses develop new approaches to themes such as good governance , rent-seeking , financial system design , and the role of social and cultural capital in shaping a new economic world order. A strong body of PhD students is currently developing some of these ideas as well as undertaking research on better-established topics in development economics.

For more information: http://www.soas.ac.uk/economics/

The Global Center for Advanced Studies, Slovenia

The Ph.D. degree program in the humanities is an interdisciplinary trans-national high & low-residency program linking philosophical, anthropological, performative and linguistic disciplines, tailored to the needs of individual researchers “students”.

The program provides student-researchers with a flexible, interdisciplinary framework, built on connections among specific courses and areas of interest including ecological, political, artistic, and social practices. Our Ph.D. students go through rigorous theoretical and methodological training that imparts strong research and analytical skills and enables students to adapt to the constantly changing 21st century labor market as well as to create new labor practices. We offer an unprecedented intensive practicum, where doctoral candidates are encouraged to actively participate in collaborative teaching opportunities with faculty members during their course of study. The program enables student-researchers to study fields and disciplines that are underrepresented in traditional higher learning institutions with specialized ways of creating new post-carbon economies through innovative ecological partnerships and educational development programs.

Our aim is to build a creative commons whose impact is far reaching offering creative solutions to increasingly pertinent and life-threatening questions. It is time to change the face of education and build a better and more just world. We are poised to make a difference. Join us.

Further details: http://globalcenterforadvancedstudies.org/ameugcas-ph-d-program/

Universities of Camerino and Macerata, Italy

This is a joint PhD program on Economic Development: Analyses, Policies, and Theories established by the University of Macerata and the University of Camerino. Our aim is to enable scholars to understand the economic reality they live in so that they may not only operate in academia but also actively participate in the more general context of economic activities. We intend to pursue this goal by laying particular emphasis on theoretical perspectives that are critical of the presently dominant one.

For more information: http://www.unicam.it/laureati/dottorato/call.asp and http://www.unimc.it/sda/bando/call

University of Athens, Greece

The University of Athens Doctoral Program in Economic (UADPhilEcon) is committed to approaching economics as a social science, combining advanced mainstream theory and applied work with a critical edge made possible by a serious engagement with the philosophical, political and historical implications of economic ideas and techniques. UADPhilEcon is committed to a rigorous but also critical approach to economic theories. The program is founded on the conviction that the best thinker is one who knows not only the theory and its applications but also one who understands the untested assumptions on which it has been built as well as the social and historical origins of these assumptions. UADPhilEcon aims at eliciting deep thinking and a pluralism of mind that equips its graduates with the capacity to transcend the limits of any rigid explanatory system. While the exposition of many models requires a mathematical approach, UADPhilEcon also aspires to embed in students the sense of wonder that any social scientist must feel when faced with the complexity and inherent unpredictability of the human condition. A small number of students are admitted each year. Applications from outside of Greece (by Greek and non-Greek candidates alike) are actively encouraged. It is a policy of UADPhilEcon tocharge no fees either to Greek or to non-Greek students.

For more information: http://www.uadphilecon.gr

University of Barcelona, Spain

A graduate program Globalization, development and economic cooperation with a heterodox perspective.

For more information: http://www.ub.edu/economiaempresa/masteroficial/

University of Bremen, Germany

The Faculty of Economics and Business Studies offers BA, MA, and PhD Degrees in business studies and economics. An increasing number of courses will be taught in English in the future (and on request). All programs combine heterodox and mainstream elements. While some business studies courses offer evolutionary, institutional and competence-based approaches to the firm, economic courses include heterodox microeconomics, institutional and evolutionary economics and neo-Schumpeterian approaches to innovation and information economics. Applied industrial and spatial economics courses are taught largely from a heterodox perspective.

For more information: http://www.wiwi.uni-bremen.de/start_en

University of California, Riverside, US

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) Department of Economics offers a doctoral program in economics, with about ten students (including both domestic and international) in each entering class. This program combines rigorous training in economic theory and econometrics with the opportunity to take coursework in a variety of heterodox areas: development; labor; money and finance; classical, Marxian, and Keynesian economic theory; methodology and epistemology; racial inequality and urban issues; and economic history. Many students in this program also conduct thesis research and write dissertations in these areas.

For more information: http://www.economics.ucr.edu

University of Greenwich, UK

The Department of International Business and Economics at Greenwich is a leading department in applying plurality in theoretical and methodological approaches in both research and teaching. We have a strong supervisory capacity in heterodox economics. The Department hosts the three major research centres : theCentre for Business Network Analysis (CBNA), the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre, and the Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU).

Our Phd programme is part of the PhD programme at the Faculty of Business.

For further information, please see: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/res/bus

University of Maastricht, The Netherlands

MERIT and UNU/INTECH together offer a PhD Program in Economics and Policy Studies of Technical Change. The program is designed for students who are interested in exploring the theoretical, institutional and policy issues underlying technological change and in studying the role of technical change in fostering economic growth and development in both industrialized and developing countries.

For more information: http://mgsog.merit.unu.edu/prospective_students/phd/ppid/

University of Manitoba, Canada

The Department of Economics offers M.A. and PhD degree programs. The department is both heterodox and policy-oriented. Faculty are heavily involved in shaping policy locally as well as at the national and international levels, and have strong ties to economic research and forecasting organizations, international aid agencies, and institutes for social policy research. Faculty members currently provide courses and are actively pursuing research that reflects a range of theoretical and methodological approaches, including Marxian economics, Post-Keynesian economics, institutional economics, economic history, and mainstream neoclassical economics. In addition to the standard economic curriculum, graduate students can choose from a variety of approaches and research areas, as well as take advantage of the department s openness to interdisciplinary research. The department considers economic history and the history of economic thought to be an important part of the training of an economist and PhD students are required to have had some exposure to these fields prior to the completion of their degree.

The department s commitment to methodological pluralism is instrumental in creating a stimulating intellectual environment in which students are exposed to a range of perspectives and to the critical issues informing contemporary economic theory and policy. Contributing to this environment is the department s weekly seminar series. The department also holds an annual mini-conference with invited papers from visiting economists. The conference theme varies yearly, but previous conferences have explored such issues as the economics of the Kyoto Protocol, the economic causes of the Great Depression, privatization of public assets, sustainable development, the challenge of feminist economics, and the economics of the new economy. The theme for 2004 is Heterodoxy and Orthodoxy in Economic Analysis. Graduate students are encouraged to attend and participate in these conferences, and their costs are fully covered by the department.

For more information: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/economics/graduate

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US

The Doctoral Program in Economics provides students with a sophisticated and critical grounding in economic analysis, so that they can contribute creatively to research, teaching, and social policy. This commitment has gained the Department an international reputation as a center of research in innovative approaches to economics. The graduate program includes a variety of different approaches and perspectives in economics, including the neoclassical, post-Keynesian, Marxist, and theoretical Institutionalist approaches.

The entering graduate class consists of ten to fifteen students each year. The focus of the Department, as well as its policy of maintaining small classes and promoting close contact between faculty and students, has enabled the program to attract talented students on a par with other highly selective graduate programs in the country. The students are of diverse backgrounds, nationality, gender, and race. They are drawn by the program s strengths in such areas as development, international, macro theory, micro theory, economic history, gender and class, labor, and industrial organization. Our graduates have been recruited by leading liberal arts and research institutions in the United States and abroad.

For more information: http://www.umass.edu/economics/

University of Massachusetts, Boston, US

The Ph.D. in Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts provides an interdisciplinary curriculum, an applied research focus. Faculty are drawn from disciplines of community planning, economics, law, management, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology and have spent a considerable amount of time developing and refining curriculum and constructing team taught courses to deliver a program which reflects progressive approaches to policy analysis. Focusing on policy issues of equity and opportunity, the Ph.D. program. Program courses integrate a wide range of political and economic philosophies and theories of public policy from various political perspectives. Courses provide a solid grounding in political theory, familiarity with the methods of public policy analysis, and the development of a broad range of quantitative and qualitative skills necessary for analyzing and evaluating public policies and programs.

For more information: http://www.umb.edu/academics/mgs/publicpolicy_publicaffairs/graduate/publicpolicy_phd

University of Missouri, Kansas City, US

The Department of Economics at UMKC offers both MA and PhD programs that emphasize an interdisciplinary, heterodox approach to economics. The former has 75 students and the latter has 60 students. In the core theory courses, students are provided a critical review of neoclassical theory and then introduced to Institutional, Post Keynesian and other heterodox approaches to macroeconomics, microeconomics, and political economy. Students can also take courses that cover heterodox price and output-employment models and advanced heterodox theory. In addition, students take courses in econometrics, but they are also expected to engage with qualitative and other research methods. The Department also offers fields based on heterodox theory in advanced economic theory, financial theory, monetary theory and industrial organization as well as history of economic thought. Finally, the Department offers a specialized social science field that covers philosophy, methods, and theories in the social sciences. The Department s goal is to help students develop knowledge and skills for independent research on fundamental questions in heterodox economic theory and in economic and social issues of the present and the future. The Department has a Center for Economic Information that engages in research projects in the urban public sector. Finally, in the recent years the Department has hosted the International Post Keynesian conference and a conference on Social Provisioning, Embeddedness, and Modeling the Economy.

For more information: http://cas.umkc.edu/economics/

University of Ottawa, Canada

As is the case in a number of other universities in Canada, the graduate program is a mainstream program at the University of Ottawa in which all of the core theory courses are offered within the neoclassical tradition. If students are able to run the gauntlet and survive these core theory courses, students are able to work under the supervision of heterodox economists, Marc Lavoie and Mario Seccareccia, either for the Master s or PhD thesis.

For more information: http://www.sciencessociales.uottawa.ca/eco/eng/index.asp

University of Siena, Italy

The Doctorate in Economics at the University of Siena trains students to do research in economics over a four year programme. The first two years are devoted to course work. After a first training in mathematics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, a full menu of specialized courses is offered. It is our conviction that a full understanding of economic phenomena is favored by a pluralistic view of economics; hence our constant attention is on exposing the students to different theoretical points of view. The courses are held in English. Courses take advantage of the network of international connections cultivated by our Department. This year Samuel Bowls has been appointed full professor and will have a leading role in the doctorate programme.

For more information: http://en.unisi.it/teaching/postgraduate-and-other-programmes/doctoral-research-programmes

University of Sydney, Australia

The Department of Political Economy offers Master s and Doctoral studies, emphasising heterodox economics and interdisciplinary social sciences. The Master of Political Economy program is suitable for people who have completed a Bachelors degree, perhaps in another field within the social sciences and now wish to study political economy. The Department also offers a research Ph.D. degree in political economy, based on research and the preparation of a thesis on a topic of your own choosing.

The Department of Political Economy was formed as a breakaway from the Department of Economics and is now located in a new School of Social and Political Sciences. The department provides an environment in which teaching and research is not constrained by the economic orthodoxy. It has the largest grouping of political economists at any Australian university. The research and teaching interests include international political economy; corporate globalisation and international migration; political economic development; environmental and ecological economics; Marxist, institutional, Keynesian and feminist perspectives on political economy; the critique of neoliberalism; industry policies; economic inequality; and urban and regional economic issues. Political economy can be studied directly without having to take mainstream courses in neoclassical economics. Staff in the department publishes the Journal of Australian Political Economy: australianpe.wix.com/japehome.

For more information: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/political_economy/

University of Utah, US

Do you feel that there should be more to Economics than second order conditions of constrained optima or intergenerational planning with infinite time horizons? Would you also like to examine economic theory from the perspective of the philosophy of science? Are you fascinated by the problems of the Third World, post-Keynesian macroeconomics, Marxian economics, ecological economics, the economics of gender, or Bayesian econometrics? If so, graduate study in economics at the University of Utah may be for you.

Mainstream and heterodox approaches are integral parts of a broad program which includes a technically sophisticated presentation of economic theory and quantitative methods as well as a variety of fields of specialization, including the history of economic thought, political economy, monetary economics, law and economics, econometrics and economic development. The Department has approximately 50 Ph.D. students in residence, 20 Masters students and a faculty of 20 with Ph.D. s from leading universities across the U.S.

For more information: http://www.econ.utah.edu/

Master's Programs

American University, US

American University’s Economics Department offers an online Master of Arts in Economics, with an Applied Economics Specialization. The online setting provides a flexible schedule for students while upholding the same quality education experienced in the classroom taught by renowned economists and professors from around the world. The Applied Economics curriculum includes advanced topics of econometrics such as hypothesis testing, basic bivariate & multivariate OLS models, sample selection & censoring, quasi-experimental data, simultaneous equations, and more. This degree hones the skills needed for individuals to gain valuable insight into economic issues through hands on training, and real world learning.

More information is available here: http://programs.online.american.edu/econ/masters-economics

Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany

MA in International Economics
The Master in International Economics provides students with a critical understanding of current debates in economics. The programme has a strongly international approach and aims to integrate an understanding of theoretical controversies, historical developments and contemporary policy disputes. It also includes an interdisciplinary component reflecting the importance that social and political institutions play in shaping economic developments. The Masters in International Economics will equip students with the skills to pursue internationally oriented careers with government and non-government organisations as well as with international businesses and international business organisations. The programme is taught entirely in English. Teaching is in seminars in which students have close contact with the teaching staff and in which students are expected to play an active part.

Further information is available here.

MA in Political Economy of European Integration
The creation of the European Union as a new political entity beyond nation states poses new challenges to the protection of nature, the regulation of labour and money as basic dimensions of integration. These challenges result from the obstacles to internal integration and social cohesion within Europe as well as Europe s role in an increasingly multipolar and economically globalised world. The masters programme aims to provide students with an understanding of those challenges and of the policy mechanisms and policies at the European level which address the issues. It is a special profile of this programme that it has a strong focus on political economy.

Further information is available here.

MA in Labour Policies and Globalisation
The Masters programme Labour Policies & Globalisation (LPG) offered by the Global Labour University started as a pilot course in Germany in October 2004. The one-year programme is part of a wider project to promote cooperation between trade unions and the research community and to strengthen the analytical and policy development capacity of trade unions. The curriculum was jointly developed by universities and trade unions from around the world with a focus on Global Challenges to Labour, International Labour Rights, Processes of Globalisation and Economic Responses to Globalisation.

Further information is available here.

MA in Chinese-European Economics and Business Studies
China s rapid economic development, its integration into the WTO, as well as its significance for the global economy are challenging the development and competitiveness of companies and institutions at national and international level. In an intercultural setting, students will learn to describe major aspects of the economic development in China and Europe and learn to analyse certain aspects of trade relations and financial flows as well as social and economic interrelations between the two regions. The programme takes a comparative Chinese-European perspective in the majority of the modules. It offers an international and application-oriented approach to a multidisciplinary and academic education in Economics and Business Studies. The cross-cultural learning and teaching environment is further supported by a mandatory semester in China.

Further information is available here.

City University London, UK

MA Global Political Economy

City's Global Political Economy MA, launched in 2011, provides a contemporary take on the analysis of global economic relations, the workings of the global financial system, state strategies and processes of regulation. You will develop an in-depth understanding of how the economic system works and address critical issues in international development and policy-making. You take two core modules – in Global Political Economy, and Global Governance – plus optional modules in global finance, development, policymaking & diplomacy, migration, civil society and international institutions. You will benefit from City s central London location, and our academic expertise in global political economy, global finance, global governance and development.

For more information: http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/global-political-economy

Cusanus University, Germany

The newly founded Cusanus University in Bernkastel-Kues, Germany, offers a pluralist, critical and transdisciplinary master’s degree program in economics (“Ökonomie”)

For years, students all over the world have been fighting for the reform of the curriculum in economics. Now, academics have managed to found a small, yet highly innovative university dedicating itself to the realization of such reform: the Cusanus University. Here you can study a new accredited master’s program in economics which has been awarded state recognition in Germany. Its curriculum is characterized by a focus on real world issues, a pluralism of theories and methods across disciplinary boundaries, a strong focus on the history of economics and economic thought as well as by ways of encouraging reflexive thinking and engaged scholarship.

There are two major fields of specialization, one dealing with the formation and creation of society (“Gesellschaftsgestaltung”) the other with the formation and creation of the economy (“Wirtschaftsgestaltung”). In both cases, the master's program in economics lasts 2 academic years (4 semesters), always starting in the fall semester (September). The language of administration and instruction is mainly German. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree.

For further information visit: www.cusanus-hochschule.de

De Montfort University, UK

De Montfort University offers a wide range of Master programmes in business economics and finance. These include business economics and business finance; business economics and international relations; business economics and marketing; business economics and international relations; and finance and investment. Options include behavioural finance; managing complexity; economics of emerging markets; post-Cold World War order; globalisation; and business continuity and crisis management. We also support students across a wide range of PhD supervision topics.

For further information, go to: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate-courses/postgraduate-courses.aspx

EIPE, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NLD

The Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) invites students to apply for its graduate programme in philosophy and economics. The focus of the programme is on interdisciplinary areas where the Philosophy and Methodology of Economics, on the one hand, and Institutional Economics, on the other, meet (with particular attention paid to the new developments in science studies and to the new economics of institutions and organizations). The programme is strongly international. Its working language is English. Ideally, applicants have a Master s degree in economics or in philosophy, or are close to completing such a degree. Those with a strong Bachelor s degree will also be considered. The programme is in two parts. The first part provides a one-year MPhil Degree and it can be done separately. It consists of a set of foundational courses on topics that range from the philosophy and rhetoric of both mainstream and heterodox economics to the foundations of new institutional and evolutionary economics. The core courses are currently given by Mark Blaug, John Groenewegen, Arjo Klamer, Uskali Maki, Deirdre McCloskey and Jack Vromen as well as visiting professors (such as, in 2000-2002, by Gregory Dow, Wade Hands, John Davis, Claude Menard, and John Dupre).

Overall, EIPE has some 20 Members who participate in its activities, including teaching, and whose areas of expertise cover a broad range of fields and topics, from philosophy of science, social epistemology, social ontology, and internet ethics to theories of rationality, transaction cost economics, organization theory, game theory, and cultural economics (the current list of members comprises Gerrit Antonides, Mark Blaug, John Davis, Igor Douven, Sanjeev Goyal, John Groenewegen, George Hendrikse, Jeroen van den Hoven, Maarten Janssen, Arjo Klamer, Barbara Krug, Theo Kuipers, Deirdre McCloskey, Uskali Maki, Bart Nooteboom, Paivi Oinas, Laszlo Polos, Ronald Spekle, Ruth Towse, Jack Vromen, Richard Whitley, Theo van Willigenburg).

The MPhil will be useful for those who want to have a solid introduction to the areas covered; those who want to upgrade their knowledge close to the frontline research on these themes; and those who want to prepare themselves for PhD research at EIPE or elsewhere. After the MPhil, students can apply for the second part of the EIPE Programme, the PhD programme. PhD theses focus on topics related to the EIPE Research Programme Institutions .

EIPE organizes a regular research seminar with internationally renowned experts presenting papers. It also runs a PhD seminar to provide a forum for discussion of the work in progress by its graduate students. Moreover, it organizes international workshops and conferences on a wide range of topics.

For more information: http://www.eur.nl/fw/english/eipe/

Economic Policies in the Age of Globalization (EPOG), Erasmus Mundus

The main objective of the EPOG Master's course is to give birth to a new generation of international experts, able to define and assess economic policies and evolve within different political, social and regional contexts. Towards this objective the EPOG Master’s Program goes beyond the reach of standard economic theory to include various heterodox approaches that may have more to say about the challenges facing national policy makers in a globalized context. The very best students from all over the world will be eligible for scholarships awarded for 2 years by the European Commission.

The programme relies on 8 prestigious universities:

  • the University Paris 13,
  • the University of Turin,
  • Kingston University,
  • the Berlin School of Economics and Law,
  • the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa)
  • the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro,
  • the University of Massachusetts (Amherst),
  • Seoul National University.

More information available at www.epog.eu

FHTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences, Germany

The Master s course in International and Development Economics is an 18 months full-time programme by the Department of Management & Economics I at the FHTW Berlin. The course, which was first offered in 2003, begins on April 1 each year at the start of the summer semester. The programme consists of three semesters of courses with lectures/seminars of around 20 hours per week; the 3rd term is mainly for writing the thesis and the final colloquium. The programme is taught entirely in English. The programme is designed for students from developing countries as well as for students from Germany and other developed countries who have a special interest in the economic challenges facing developing, emerging and transition economies. First, the programme will provide students with a solid foundation in development economics, macroeconomics and modern theories of international trade and finance. Here, students will become familiar with contemporary economic controversies, especially those involving monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policy. Second, the programme will focus on policy and management issues in key economic sectors, in particular agriculture, financial institutions and public enterprises. There is a special emphasis on development finance. Hence, the course will be concerned with micro, meso (sectorial) and macro levels of activity. The main focus is on heterodox approaches to development issues. Throughout, the programme will strive to achieve a balance between theoretical reflection and practical application. It is expected that students have already acquired basic academic knowledge and skills in business management in their undergraduate studies. The programme will prepare students to work in various areas related to developing countries. Graduates will be well equipped to work for European companies which operate in developing countries, or for governmental or nongovernmental institutions involved in development cooperation. In developing countries graduates will be ideally suited for positions in government departments, banks and other financial institutions, consulting organizations, multinational companies, chambers of commerce or educational institutions such as universities. Service fee for the entire programme is 2,000 Euro.

For more information: http://mide.htw-berlin.dep

Global Labour University

The Global Labour University (GLU) network is offering the Masters Programmes

  • Labour Policies and Globalisation (Germany)
  • Labour and Development, Economic Policy, Globalisation and Labour (South Africa)
  • Social Economy and Labour (Brazil)
  • Globalisation and Labour (India)

on sustainable development, social justice, international labour standards and trade unions, economic policies and global institutions.

For more information: http://www.global-labour-university.org/

International Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands

MA in Development Studies
A 15.5 months programme starting 3 September 2012. In a globalizing world Development Studies has to deal with the interconnectedness of societies on the one hand and regional and local specificities on the other. Development Studies locates societal change within a historical, comparative and global perspective and translates insights into strategies for development. At ISS students learn to be critical, to analyze development, to translate insights into plans and concrete action, and to participate with confidence in debates on development. The MA in Development Studies at ISS offers 5 Majors within this interdisciplinary field:

  • Agrarian and Environmental Studies (AES)
  • Economics of Development (ECD)
  • Governance, Policy and Political Economy (GPPE)
  • Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies: Social Justice Perspectives (SJP)
  • Social Policy for Development (SPD)

For more information: http://www.iss.nl/education/ma_programme/

Kingston University, UK

The School of Economics of Kingston University will offer from autumn 2011 a unique programme in the UK: an MA Economics (Political Economy). This is one of the very few Political Economy courses in an economics department. The degree combines a solid foundation in standard economic theory and quantitative techniques with a specialization in Political Economy. It covers a broad range of political economy approaches, including Marxian, post-Keynesian and Institutionalist theories, and provides an opportunity to study contemporary issues such as the causes of the financial and economic crises and economic and social inequality. Taught modules include Paradigms in Political Economy, Advanced Political Economy, and Rise of Capitalism. We also intend to grow a PhD programme in the same area in the future. The School of Economics also hosts Political Economy Research Group.

For more information: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/economics-political-economy-ma/

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, US

Levy Institute Master of Science in Economic Theory and Policy
Starting in fall 2013, the Levy Economics Institute will begin offering the Master of Science in Economic Theory and Policy, a two-year degree program designed to meet the preprofessional needs of undergraduates in economics and finance. Headed by Senior Scholar and Program Director Jan Kregel, this innovative program draws on the expertise of Institute scholars and select Bard College faculty, and emphasizes empirical and policy analysis through specialization in one of four key research areas: macroeconomic theory, policy, and modeling; monetary policy and financial structure; distribution of income, wealth, and well-being, including gender equality and time poverty; and employment and labor markets.

The Levy Institute Master of Science in Economic Theory and Policy degree program offers students a marketable set of skills and a strong understanding of economic and policy models at both the macro and micro levels, with direct application to a broad range of career paths. Thanks to the close links between our research agenda and the program s core curriculum, students experience graduate education as a practicum, and all students participate in a graduate research assistantship at the Institute. There is also a 3+2 dual-degree option for undergraduates that leads to both a BA and the MS in five years.

For more information: http://www.bard.edu/levyms

Middlesex University, UK

At Middlesex we have constructed a unique and absorbing course to equip you with the advanced knowledge and skills you need to embark on or strengthen an existing stimulating career in a diverse range of organisations, with particular focus on the major aspects of sustainable work and employment. Taught by academics with a wealth of international experience, this specialised approach to exploring the effects of globalisation will enable you to confront issues of inequality, growth, climate change, labour, social movement strategies, and more with the confidence and abilities you need to produce effective results.

Based in London – one of Europe's NGO, trade union and civil society organisation hubs– it is the ideal city to undertake a postgraduate programme, providing you with a host of networks, employment and career opportunities.

As part of this exciting course you will also examine the use of media and technology, labour strategies under neo-liberalism, and look in detail at the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. This contemporary approach to the subject of Globalisation and Work ensures that every aspect of our course is grounded in real-world relevance, enhancing your employability by preparing you for the actual systems, processes and concepts you will face in your career.

We also have an active Facebook group that you can join to participate in debates and discussions.

For more information visit: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/globalisation-and-work

National University of San MartIn, Argentina

The Master s Program in Economic Development seeks to provide economics students with an alternative curriculum while covering and seeking for students to master standard mainstream literature and themes, including advanced quantitative skills, as middle step in the development of an academic career or public service.

While providing wide-ranging courses on development, macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics and history of economic ideas, the Program will offer students the possibility of picking between two alternative concentrations the first, on Macroeconomics and Finance for Development , to be coordinated by Mat as Vernengo (Ph.D., New School University); the second, on Industrial Organization and Technical Change , to be coordinated by Pablo Lavarello (Ph.D., University of Paris XIII). Martin Abeles (Ph.D., New School University) will be the Program Director, backed by a host of prominent academics.

For more information: http://www.unsam.edu.ar/escuelas/economia/273/economia/desarrollo-economico

Nottingham Trent University, UK

Designed for those interested in the pursuit of economics research in government, academia or industry, the MSc in Economics at Nottingham Trent University examines economic theory, empirical methods and applications. It develops economics research skills through explicit reflection on economic research design, planning and methodologies. Students will be equipped with an understanding of contemporary economic research methods and their limitations. The course reflects approaches to research and policy from the perspective of a number of schools of thought including neoclassical approaches, Institutional, Marxian and Post-Keynesian economics. The course is geared towards producing economics researchers and this is achieved through specialist teaching and close supervision of research projects. The MSc in Economics is suitable for students wishing to pursue a PhD at Nottingham Trent or elsewhere.

For more information: www.ntu.ac.uk

Roosevelt University, US

Roosevelt is one of the few universities in the United States where students can study economics from heterodox points of view. A commitment to pluralism, intellectual tolerance, and diversity of thought and method are essential to the Roosevelt approach to economics. Courses at Roosevelt include eclectic, institutionalist, feminist, post-Keynesian, and Marxist approaches to economic analysis in addition to standard Neoclassical and Keynesian approaches. Our objective is not to replace one orthodoxy with another but rather to encourage students to view economics as an evolving discipline that can help them make sense of the world around them.

For more information: http://www.roosevelt.edu/CAS/Programs/ECON/MA.aspx

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK

MSc in Labour, Social Movements and Development

This new programme is concerned with labour conditions and relations, social movements of labour and their contributions to development processes and changes in the Global South. It is the first MSc programme of its kind in the UK dedicated to Labour, Social Movements and Development. Students will have the opportunity to experience policy-making and labour campaigns in practice. They will participate in our interactive sessions to devise policies; and design and implement regional, national and international labour campaigns. The MSc draws on the expertise of staff in the Department of Development Studies, specialising in Latin America, Africa and Asia. It benefits from our contacts within the field, including with NGOs and international organisations.

The MSc degree will focus on:

  • Labour process and organisations in the South
  • A comparative history of labour and social movements in countries such as China, Korea, India, South Africa, Brazil and the Middle East
  • The impact of neoliberalism and globalisation on workers in the South
  • Informalisation of labour, casualisation and precarious work
  • Feminisation of labour
  • Forced labour and child labour
  • Rural labour, migrant labour and labour in Export Processing Zones
  • Household and reproductive labour
  • The International Labour Organisation, international labour standards and decent work
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives, codes of conduct and anti-sweatshop campaigning
  • Theories and practices of local, national and international labour campaigns

For further information: http://www.soas.ac.uk/development/programmes/msc-labour-social-movements-and-development/

MSc Research for International Development

The MSc Research for International Development is a newly established interdisciplinary Taught Masters programme at SOAS, offered jointly by the departments of Economics and Development Studies. The degree has been developed to meet the needs of both development practitioners and researchers on international development, including those wishing to pursue an MPhil/PhD in International Development. The programme will suit students with a variety of backgrounds in social sciences, including politics, sociology, economics, and so on. It would also meet the needs of people working, or hoping to work in international agencies, humanitarian organisations, and NGOs. Students with a strong interest in research and research methods will thrive on the MSc distinctive focus on training in research methods.

The programme s unique twenty-week core course Battlefield of Methods: Approaches to International Development equips students with the theoretical background and analytical skills to inquire into the relationship between theory and method in the domain of international development. The course provides students with knowledge about the plurality of methodological approaches in key areas of international development research and the policy choices and strategies associated with these. Further training in a variety of research methods is the focus of the other two core courses: Research Methods in Political Economy I and II. RMI covers the necessary statistical methods for social sciences including survey design and regression analysis. RMII addresses methods for the social sciences in the context of the political economy of development. This Msc gives students advanced interdisciplinary training in research methods and topics in Research for International Development. While the programme structure emphasises research methods, students will also have the opportunity to choose from a large number of substantive optional courses across the departments of Economics and Development Studies.

For more information: http://www.soas.ac.uk/economics/programmes/msc-research-for-international-development/

Schumacher College, UK

MA in Economics for Transition

From September 2013, Schumacher College is again offering its MA and PG Cert in Economics for Transition: Achieving low carbon, high well-being, resilient economies. This pioneering postgraduate programme, now in its third year, has been developed by nef (New Economics Foundation), Schumacher College and the Transition Network, and is offered through the Business School at the University of Plymouth. Applications are now open – full and part-time routes available.

For more information: http://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/courses/ma-in-economics-for-transition

State University of New York, Buffalo State, US

The Economics and Finance Department at SUNY Buffalo State offers a Master’s of Arts degree in Applied Economics with an emphasis on pluralistic approaches to economic theory and policy. We have two tracks; one in economic policy analysis and the other in financial economics. We have fourteen members in our faculty. Our faculty includes Post Keynesian, Institutional, Marxist and Neoclassical economists. Our program has four core courses. These are the History of Economic Thought, Applied Microeconomic Theory, Applied Macroeconomic Theory, and Applied Econometrics. Our program encompasses Post Keynesian, Marxist, and Institutionalist approaches as well as the neoclassical approach. This mix improves students critical understanding of economic theory and applications. The program s orientation toward application as opposed to pure theory enhances opportunities for graduates in a broad range of occupations and institutions. These include financial institutions, business, private and public sector policy-oriented and community service occupations, economic and financial consulting, and high school economics and social studies education. Several of our graduates have gone on to enter Ph.D. programs in economics.

For more information: http://www.buffalostate.edu/economics

Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

MA in Technology Governance

The one-year Masters program in Technology Governance is a technology-focused special graduate degree in Innovation Policy, Industrial Policy and Development Economics. Theoretically, it presents a realistic alternative to mainstream ( Standard Textbook ) Economics. It is taught entirely in English partially in modules (intensive week-long classes) and partially by overarching courses and workshops; also, there are many excursions and practical visits. The program culminates in a thesis that is to be completed by the end of the academic year. Because of its specific focus and trans-disciplinary approach, the MA is equally interesting as a first graduate degree right after undergraduate education, as an additional graduate degree after a less trans-disciplinary one, and as an early- or mid-career professional degree for those working in technology government fields, such as ministries, development and promotion authorities, and private companies and NGOs dealing with the subject matter.

Eight good reasons to apply to the Technology Governance program:

  1. studying in one of the most successful new EU member countries with one of the most developed ICT infrastructures worldwide home of Skype and eVoting
  2. studying in one of the top funky towns of the world, a UNESCO world heritage site with beaches and skiing tracks alike
  3. studying at one of the leading technical universities in the region
  4. a specialized, recognized MA degree within one academic year
  5. very low costs compared to similar degree programs
  6. lectures by top international scholars and thinkers and award-winning lecturers in the field Carlota Perez, Erik S. Reinert, and Jan Kregel among them
  7. possibility to study a semester at partner universities all over Europe
  8. scholarship opportunities for international students: apply for the 7,200 euros worth Ragnar Nurkse scholarship (application deadline: May 31st) as well as for reimbursements of traveling costs.

Do you have a Bachelor s degree and a good command of the English language? Do you also have adequate basic knowledge in economics, history, and technology? Then Technology Governance might be a perfect opportunity for you to immerse yourself in this special field of interest.

For more information: www.technologygovernance.eu

University of Bradford, UK

The Division of Economics currently offers two graduate degree programs: MSc in Financial Economics and European MSc in Economics, where both include advanced microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. In particular, the macroeconomics element seeks to equip students with a critical appreciation of the main features of modern macroeconomic theory and policy through a Post-Keynesian perspective. Additionally, the MSc in Financial Economics examines the difficulties of regulating banks in the presence of limited barriers to capital mobility and in the absence of a global regulatory body in financial markets. It is designed to enhance the knowledge of graduates who have interests and career aspirations in financial institutions or international financial organizations.

We also welcome PhD candidates within our two areas of expertise: Trade and Integration, Social Economics. The former includes inquiry into the economic interaction between countries and regions encompassing globalization and trade including critiques of EU neoliberalization. Whilst the latter is defined as inquiry into the individual and social dimensions of economic problems, the foundations and implications of economic analysis and the application of an economic approach to social and political questions.

For more information: http://www.bradford.ac.uk/ssis/economics/

University of Bremen, Germany

Master in Business Administration and Economics with a specialization on the Economics and Governance of Innovation and Change

In this specialization area, students will get familiar with sophisticated theoretical concepts in the field of innovation economics and will better understand aspects of innovation governance. For this purpose, some formal models and tools of network analysis will be introduced that foster an understanding of the innovation-driven dynamics of economic change. Moreover, students will learn to apply these concepts and analytical tools to explain empirically observed phenomena of innovative activity and to discuss their political as well as industrial implications. Some behavioral aspects will be added to the analysis to grasp the role of human cognition in the generation of novelty. Furthermore, a historical perspective adds to the understanding of long-term economic change.

To assure a close collaboration among students and professors, the program is taught exclusively via seminars and projects. The program includes courses such as Evolutionary and Institutional Economics, The History of Technology and Innovation, Innovation and Economic Development in Emerging Markets, Innovation Policy and Governance or Management of Technology.

Further details: http://www.hs-bremen.de/internet/de/studium/stg/iseb/

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, US

The MA in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration at JKSIS is an interdisciplinary and intellectually pluralist program that focuses on international political economy and international economic policy. Courses are taught by heterodox economists, along with open-minded political scientists, development practitioners and scholars, and international lawyers. Many students go onto careers as policy analysts working in multilateral organizations, for governments, and NGOs (especially those focusing on economic development and development policy.

For further information: www.du.edu/korbel/programs/masters/gftei.html

University of Denver, US

The University of Denver MA program offers excellent training in economics including exposure to a wide range of heterodox approaches and the history of economic ideas. The graduates do well finding employment in the private sector as well as in non-profits and the public sector, and some go on to get PhDs in economics from both heterodox and mainstream programs or in related disciplines. The priority deadline for applications has past and financial aid may no longer be available, but we are still accepting applications.

"Transforming Passion into Purpose"

We teach our students economics from a broad and historically informed perspective that emphasizes the relevance of past economic debates for present-day problems. Our M.A. students engage critically with economic theory and learn to evaluate policy alternatives from different conceptual positions by using historical analysis and applying modern quantitative methods. Our program culminates in a thesis that gives students practical experience in conducting and writing their own research.

Meaningful Careers

Students come to our program to further their careers in both the private and public sectors, as well as to become better-informed and engaged citizens. Our graduates have gone on to work for banks and investment firms, think tanks, non-profit organizations and government agencies, or to pursue their doctoral degrees.

An Ideal Location

Colorado’s state capital offers both urban attractions and access to the Rocky Mountains. Our graduates often find career opportunities within Denver’s governmental agencies and policy research organizations or within its thriving start-up and renewable energy sectors.

Program Focuses

  • Development Economics
  • Economic Policy with Specific Strengths in Health, Environmental, and Technology & Industrial Policy
  • History of Thought & Philosophy of Economics
  • Income Distribution & Inequality
  • International Economics & Trade
  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary & Financial Economics

For more information: http://www.du.edu/ahss/economics/areasofstudy/graduate/index.html

University of Greenwich, UK

MSc in Business and Financial Economics

Internationalisation of the world economy and the policy challenges it has posed for decision-makers have increased the demand for economics graduates with good analytical-critical skills and competencies. The MSc in Business and Financial Economics at Greenwich responds to this demand by offering a wide range of courses in economic theory and data analysis methods, with special emphasis on the institutional context, alternative macroeconomic paradigms covering both orthodox and heterodox theories and their implications for decision-making in the public and private domains and the interface between them. Our graduates are equipped with the applied economics and state-of-the-art data analysis skills necessary for evidence-based decision making. This is ensured by combining solid training in theory and method with stimulating exposure to economics and financial data sources.

The programme has a number of distinctive features, including: (i) structured conversion, which enables students from different disciplinary backgrounds to embark on a fully-fledged postgraduate degree in economics; (ii) rigorous training in business and financial economics and data analysis, which enables students to combine theory and evidence to develop evidence-based answers to economic and business issues; and (iii) special emphasis on an empirically-rich and methodologically-sound research project that culminates into a substantial dissertation and enhances our graduate's ability to work as professional economists.

For further information, please see: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/eco/busfinec

University of Hamburg, Germany

The Department of Socioeconomics has a long tradition of interdisciplinary teaching and research. The stuff has a background in Post Keynesian, Institutionalist and Marxian economics. It offers an interdisciplinary BA in Socioeconomics and several interdisciplinary MA programmes (e.g. MA in European Studies, MA in Economics and Sociology).

For further information:

University of Hertfordshire, Business School, UK

Msc on Global Economy and Business Institutions

This research-driven MSc in Global Economy and Business Institutions from Hertfordshire Business School is an unmissable opportunity to learn with academics who are experts in institutional, evolutionary and organisational economics, political economy and development economics. Expand your understanding of institutional and organisational theories, analyse global economic issues and develop policy-making capabilities in a vibrant, researchrich environment, where you and your peers will drive discussions, make presentations and lead debates.

For further information: http://uhbs-groe.org/masters-course.htm

University of Manchester, UK

The MA in Political Economy programme at Manchester University offers a cross-disciplinary curriculum of study in political economy. The MA is housed in the Centre for the Study of Political Economy, which brings together the world-class research strengths in the field of political economy at Manchester University. The programme is taught from members across the Faculty of Humanities in the School of Social Sciences, the School of Environment and Development, and the Manchester Business School. Each student will pursue their particular interests in political economy through one of four pathways:

  • Theoretical Political Economy
  • Political Economy of Society, Space and Environment
  • Political Economy of Finance, Business and Work
  • Political Economy of Development.

Each pathway offers courses drawn from across the different disciplines in the schools, offering the student a unique exposure to the full breadth of the field of political economy. The research route is an ESRC recognized 1 + 3 programme which offers training in both quantitative and qualitative research methods that prepare students for doctoral research.

For more information: http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/research/research-centres-and-networks/political-economy-institute/teaching/

University of Massachusetts Boston, US

The University of Massachusetts Boston offers a Master's of Arts in Applied Economics for people interested in heterodox economic policy. The curriculum provides foundational courses in orthodox and heterodox economic theory, methodology and courses focusing on the analysis of urban issues in a global context. The design of the program strongly emphasizes the set of skills necessary to do applied economic research. Students are required to complete 32 credits with courses offered in late afternoons and evenings. Faculty members are heterodox economists with expertise in feminist, behavioral, institutional, Marxian, and post-Keynesian approaches as well as applied economic research experience. Students are encouraged to tackle timely economic policy issues including income stratification, economic and environmental sustainability, progressive taxation, gender and racial inequality, financial reform, and urban transformation. Most graduates from the program work as economic analysis in progressive non-profits and federal and state government agencies.

For more information: www.umb.edu/academics/cla/economics/grad/ma

University of Valencia, Spain

The University of Valencia includes in its graduate course offerings for the next academic year a new Master's Degree in Economic Policy and Public Economics. The master’s program offers an advanced education for the training of specialists in economic policy and public economics, who will be qualified to interpret the possibilities and consequences of State intervention in the economy. The program content includes a pluralistic and interdisciplinary perspective that integrates economic, political and social dimensions within the analysis of current economic challenges and their alternatives.

Duration: 1 academic year (October-July)
Instruction languages: Spanish

More information in www.uv.es/masterpoleco or write an email to dearriba@uv.es

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

The Masters programme (MCom) in Development Theory and Policy focuses on development economics and policymaking. This is a one year programme offered through the Wits School of Economic and Business Sciences, designed and run by the Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development (CSID) research programme. Successful students will graduate with a Masters of Commerce in Development Theory and Policy.

For more information: https://www.wits.ac.za/course-finder/postgraduate/clm/mcom-development-theory-and-policy/

Wright State University, US

Wright State University's MA degree in Social and Applied Economics incorporates a number of heterodox components. Students are required to take Applied Microeconomics; Applied Macroeconomics; Development of Economic Thought; Contemporary Political Economy; Economic, Social, and Ecological Systems; Econometrics; Forecasting; and Economics Problem Seminar. Graduate heterodox elective courses include Political Economy of Women and Gender and Economic Policy in International Comparison. Wright State University is located in Dayton, Ohio. Historically the program has attracted local, as well as international students.

For more information: http://www.wright.edu/business/msecon

Other Universities with Graduate and Post Graduate Programs in Heterodox Economics

Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Supervise Master s and PhD theses; for further information contact Professor Kesting at stefan.kesting@aut.ac.nz or Professor Maloney at tmaloney@aut.ac.nz

Bucharest University of Economics, Romania

University of Grenoble, France

University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

University of Leeds, United Kingdom

University of Newcastle, Australia

Universite de Paris 13 Villetaneuse, France
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Undergraduate Programs

Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

The economics group at Auckland University of Technology, which is located in the Faculty of Business, comprises a wide ranging spectrum of scholars. Group members represent a diverse set of schools of thought and areas of expertise, ranging from Institutionalism (old and new); Political Economy (Marxist and Post-Keynesian); ecological, financial, feminist and labour economics; economic history and entrepreneurship. We offer a Business Economics major which is designed to provide outcomes that address students needs for a well-founded appreciation of the theoretical and practical underpinnings of commerce, whether their careers are oriented toward self-employment, the corporate sector, or government agencies. The Business Economics major emphasizes the interconnection between theory and practice, and real world applications in public policy and business. It is based around a range of innovative methods of teaching and assessment, incorporating elements of orthodox traditions and an emerging heterodox focus. We do also supervise Master s and PhD theses and teach economics across the University in other programs.

For More Information: http://www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/study-areas/business

Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany

In the Bachelor of Economics, students study for a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a main focus on macro-economic processes with core business administration elements. The programme also offers the option of a semester abroad and/or supervised work experience. Part One provides a systematic and interdisciplinary introduction to fundamental business skills with a strong focus on economics. Part Two offers modules in core areas dealing with issues in Economic Policy, Partial Market Analysis, Economics of Business Structures, Econometrics and Financial Management. Students can also, depending on their interests and goals, take streamed modules in the European Economy or the Public and Private Non-Profit Sector. The modules allow for possible additional subjects and the choice of a range of interdisciplinary topics and issues. The curriculum also includes the use of case studies and projects, specialised courses taught in English, and Key Qualifications to promote the soft skills needed in discussion and debate, team work and leadership. The many contacts to the business world and partner Universities further encourage the experience of working or studying abroad in Part Two andor in the work experience semester. This interdisciplinary programme, with its clear focus on the interface between theoretical and applied skills, is designed to give students the expertise needed for middle management tasks in international organisations and associations, as well as private-sector commerce and public companies. The broad business and economics focus in Part One also facilitates work in other areas.

For further information: http://www.hwr-berlin.de/en/department-of-business-and-economics/study-programmes/economics-ba

Bucknell University, US

The economics department at Bucknell offers a balanced curriculum with courses in mainstream and heterodox economics. Students are exposed to heterodox economics at every level of the curriculum. In principles of economics, students are introduced to the ideas of a variety of economists, including Marx and Veblen, and several theoretical approaches to the discipline. At the intermediate level, students take a course on intermediate political economy alongside intermediate microeconomics and intermediate macroeconomics. And the department offers a host of elective political economy courses, including: Classical Marxism, Unemployment and Poverty, Political Economy of the Caribbean, Political Economy of Africa, Political Economy of Global Resources, Political Economy of the Media and Advertising, Comparative Economic Systems, Economic Geography, and Marxian Economics.Department offerings reflect faculty backgrounds in various heterodox perspectives, including Marxian, Institutionalist, Feminist and Social Economics. The department regularly brings in speakers who reflect our diverse perspectives. Recent speakers at Bucknell include Robert Pollin, Michael Zweig, and Doug Henwood.

For more information: http://www.bucknell.edu/x894.xml

California State University, San Bernardino, US

The Economics Department at California State University, San Bernardino has a longstanding commitment to a heterodox curriculum. We offer both a minor in Political Economy, and a Political Economy track in the Economics B.A. The PE track requires principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, statistics, intermediate microeconomics and intermediate macroeconomics, as well as Political Economy and History of Economic Thought. In addition, students must select seven upper division econ electives, three of which must come from the following: Social Economics; The Political Economy of Women: Money, Race, Sex, and Power; The Political Economy of Poverty and Discrimination; Economic History of the United States; and Economic Development. We are in the process of adding the following courses: Political Economy of Latin America; Political Economy of Chicanas/os; and Political Economy of LGBTs.

The faculty consists of an eclectic mix of liberal mainstream economists and radical political economists. Four of the eight faculty are active members of one or more of the following associations: the Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE), The Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE), The International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFEE), The Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT), and the Association for Social Economics (ASE).

For more information: http://economics.csusb.edu

Connecticut College, US

In spite of being only 8 people, a wide variety of interests and points of view are represented in the department, including Marxist, Post-Keynesian, and neo-classical. These varied viewpoints find their ways into many of our courses, but they do not affect the working environment. We are basically a congenial group of faculty whose research and teaching interests do not much overlap. Because we are a liberal arts college, we get a lot of students for whom Economics is a surrogate business major, one perceived as relevant and helpful in securing work. The major itself is pretty traditional, and many courses count toward other majors at the college, including International Relations and Environmental Studies. Most courses have a significant policy orientation, informed by departmental expertise on environmental and labor issues, plus experience in Africa, Latin America, and Vietnam. When the department fills new positions, it looks for fields and expertise, not ideology.

For more information: http://www.bucknell.edu/Economics

Cusanus College, Germany

BA in economics with a focus on social responsibility offered at the newly founded Cusanus Hochschule (College) - University in Bernkastel-Kues (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany).

Starting in the winter term 2016/17. Courses are taught in German.

A novel program in economics, deliberately transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries:

  • An introduction into economics taking current problems as its starting point
  • A pluralism of perspectives from different schools of thought in economics and social science
  • Placing economic thinking into its historical context
  • Providing an understanding of the institutional structure of economic processes
  • Looking at different concepts of social responsibility and their consequences for economic processes
  • Critically applying theoretical knowledge by working on your own project and reflecting them
  • Focussing on personal development in the studia humanitatis

A study of economics with a double twist: Knowledge about the economy and about economics as a science.

The novel BA program is based on the idea that thinking about the economy and acting in the economy cannot be separated. This is reflected by topics like: How do economic models influence the behaviour of financial markets? Which schools of thought in economics are behind the big economic policy debates today? How do real crises affect the creation of new economic theories? When do ideas crystallize into institutions? How can people today assume responsibility for the good life? Which social and political preconditions and which ideas may help them to do so?

A program for whom? For anyone who has serious questions about how social responsibility and the economy can go together and wants to discuss these questions in a lively academic community.

Questions which might motivate you: You want to know more about the role the economy and economic institutions play in today’s globalised world – and want to benefit from the insights of several schools of thought? You are interested in the big questions of our time like social justice and the good life? You want to look beyond the narrow confines of today’s mainstream economic thinking? You want to learn more about assuming responsibility in today’s economy – politically, institutionally and personally? In doing so, you want to combine theory and practical experience? You are active in your job or as a volunteer and want to integrate your experiences and questions into your studies? You want to develop personally during your studies? You are seeking an exchange of ideas in small groups and a lively discussion with your teachers?

For details see: www.cusanus-hochschule.de

De Montfort University, UK

De Montfort University offers a wide range of undergraduate programmes in economics, including joint programmes with finance, law, international relations and politics.

Options in economics include financial markets and institutions; economic history; financial markets and the central bank; international trade and development issues; political economy; and labour economics. Options in finance include global financial issues; environmental management; public sector accounting; forensic accounting; and governance and sustainability. Some finance courses qualify for exemptions from professional accounting qualifications.

For further information, go to: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/undergraduate-courses.aspx

Denison University, US

The Department of Economics at Denison University is committed to the liberal arts mission in teaching economics. The department values critical thinking, pluralism, and interdisciplinarity. In addition to the mainstream approach to economics, Denison students can be exposed to a variety of economic approaches such as Austrian, Ecological, Feminist, Institutionalist, Marxian, Queer, Keynesian and Post Keynesian economics. The department offers a wide range of political economy courses such as History of Economic Thought, Economic Justice, Income Inequality, Political Economy of Race and Gender, International Law and Trade Policy, and Women in the U.S. Economy. Economics students are invited to develop a sense of appreciation for the complexity of economic issues, and to acquire broad and nuanced views on the inner workings of the economy. Denison students are also offered the opportunity to major in the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program. The PPE major is designed around the historical, methodological, and theoretical connections between philosophy, politics and economics. While at Denison, our students are encouraged to pursue research opportunities with faculty members through senior research projects and the summer scholars program. Denison students are also challenged to fully explore the breadth of the liberal arts education and to immerse themselves in deep intellectual explorations. Our graduates pursue graduate studies in economics, public policy, and law, as well as careers in the private sector, public policy think-tanks, government, and non-profit organizations. The economics faculty is a diverse community of active scholars who are engaged in a variety of fields of research including the pedagogy of teaching economics, service-learning, applied economics, public policy, political economy, and economic history.

For more information: http://www.denison.edu/academics/departments/economics/

Dickinson College, US

Economics Department has been a pioneer (since 1985) in integrating heterodox economic perspectives into the required undergraduate economics curriculum. The Economics major allows exploration of a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary views on economic questions and policy. The Economics faculty represents an unusually wide range of specialties as well as a variety of traditional and non-traditional approaches to economics, including Neo-Classical, Radical, Feminist, Post-Keynesian, Austrian, Institutional, and Ecological economics. The economics faculty participates in most all the interdisciplinary programs at Dickinson including American Studies, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, International Studies, International Business & Management, Policy Studies, and Women s Studies. As a result of this intellectual depth and breadth, Economics majors learn to think critically about economic issues and problems facing the world.

For more information: https://www.dickinson.edu/homepage/33/economics

Drew University, US

The Economics Department at Drew University has a long history of heterodox economics. All majors are required to take courses in heterodox perspectives, including history of economic thought, contemporary political economy, or the political economy of race, class and gender. Ethical, institutional, Marxist, feminist and other critical perspectives are part of most economics courses. There is a strong emphasis not only on political economy and history but also on ecological and development economics. Faculty members in the department represent humanistic, ecological, Marxist, feminist and post-Keynesian economic perspectives.

For more information: http://depts.drew.edu/econ/

Evergreen State College, US

The Evergreen State College has a thriving set of programs connected to political economy and a group of faculty committed to doing teaching and research in this area. The entry-level program, Political Economy and Social Movements is a 32 credit program that students take full-time in fall and winter quarter. It is usually taught by three faculty and incorporates a historical analysis of the development of U.S. capitalism, with an emphasis on the development of class, gender and race relations. Students are introduced to Marxist and neoclassical economic analysis. In the second quarter, global capitalism is analyzed. A focus on both quarters is how social movements have resisted the dominant power. There are many academic programs that build on this one, such as alternatives to capitalism, political economy of the media, and studies in globalization. Education at Evergreen is interdisciplinary with a strong emphasis on internships and independent study. Many students whose emphasis is political economy find work as organizers, and working for social justice after completing their studies. There are currently about seven faculty whose main emphasis is political economy and non-neoclassical economics.

For more information: http://www.evergreen.edu

Franklin & Marshall College, US

The Economics Department at Franklin & Marshall College offers students a strong undergraduate education in economics within a contemporary liberal arts tradition, emphasizing a well-rounded curriculum in both orthodox and heterodox economics, historical and institutional context, and multiplicity of perspectives. The faculty is diverse, with specialization in a variety of areas and schools of thought, including Marxian, Institutional, neoclassical, postmodern, postcolonial, and feminist approaches. As a recent graduating senior stated, in one year he learned about real business cycle theory, and post structuralist ways of looking at things. Two courses introduce students to economics: Introduction to Economic Principles discusses neoclassical models of economic behavior, market structures, and aggregate economic performance. Introduction to Economic Perspectives gives an introduction to economic institutions, history, and ideologies. At the intermediate level, in addition to micro and macro theory, students are required to take a course on the analytical foundations of heterodox economic theories. Examples of elective courses offered:

  • Marxian Political Economy
  • Postcolonial Perspectives on Development
  • Feminist Economics
  • Globalization: History of the World Economy
  • Economics of the European Union
  • Game Theory

For more information: http://www.fandm.edu/economics

Hampshire College, US

Students at Hampshire College design their own major field of study, with an emphasis on critical thinking and writing. Within the social sciences they often choose political economy as a core component of their concentration, which may address such areas as Public Health in Latin America, Economics and the Environment, or Women and Social Change. Students who plan graduate study in economics will take the expected courses in economic theory and mathematics. We teach economics in historical and social context, challenging the narrowness of mainstream approaches, but drawing on economic reasoning and concepts that bridge both orthodox and heterodox modes of inquiry. As well, students may freely enroll in courses at Smith, Amherst, Mt Holyoke, or the University of Massachusetts, where a range of fine courses in political economy can be added to their program of study. The capstone of a Hampshire career is a year-long senior research project that results in an extended essay of 60 to 100 pages. Typically, students in political economy select well-defined topics within such areas as globalization, labor organizing, community development, campaign finance, prisons, international economic development, and alternative business.

For more information: http://www.hampshire.edu/admissions/economics.htm

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, US

Hobart and William Smith are coordinate liberal arts colleges (Hobart for men; William Smith for Women) of 1800 students. They are strongly committed to interdisciplinary studies, gender studies, and global studies including off-campus programs. The economics department s offerings are designed to reflect these commitments as well as provide depth in the orthodox approach to economics. Our goal is to encourage our students to develop a broader perspective on economic issues and acquire a more nuance worldview than that usually provided by majoring in economics. Our heterodox offerings include courses at the introductory and advanced levels in Institutionalist, feminist, Marxist, and related approaches. The economics major includes a required core course in Political Economy, sequenced after intermediate orthodox theory courses, and providing a comparative approach to economic theory and methodology. Research by faculty involved in the heterodox components of the curriculum includes work on gender and development, community economic development from a radical perspective, alternatives to traditional forms of economic development, and institutional theory and methodology.

For more information: http://www.hws.edu/academics/economics/

John Jay College, The City University of New York

The Economics Department at John Jay College (one of the City University of New York’s campuses) is one of the newest Heterodox Departments in United States. After a long absence from the college, Economics was re-instituted in 2009 with a BS degree that emphasizes "Economics In Context". Students begin with two first-year level courses unique to John Jay, Introduction to Economics and Global Capitalism and Understanding US Economic Data. In addition to Intermediate Micro and Macro students take Political Economy in their second year ensuring we teach critiques of capitalism along side of the apologists. They then are to take course entitled Economics in Historical Perspectives, which combines the history of economic thought with global economic history, placing the great thinkers in the context of their time. Students choose from a wide array of electives covering such topics as: the political economy (PE) of racism, labor, PE of gender, sustainability and critiques of neoclassical approaches to criminology. All of our full time faculty members come from heterodox Ph.D. programs including UMASS-Amherst, The New School, and UC Riverside. Located in Midtown Manhattan (59th and 10th) amid some of the most expensive rents in the world, John Jay is the perfect place to study critiques of capitalism.

For more information visit our website at: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/department-economics

Laurentian University, Canada

The Economics Department at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario (Canada) is home to about 7 heterodox professors (half the department), including 3 post-Keynesians and a Marxist. At present, we only offer an undergraduate program, although it is offered both in French and in English. We offer an array of heterodox courses, including Introduction to Post-Keynesian Economics, Money and Banking, International Finance, International Trade, Development Economics, History of Economic Thought, and Marxist Economic Theory. The department is very active in both publishing and hosting a number of conferences related to post-Keynesian and development issues. It is the home of the International Economic Policy Institute, which you can find at the following internet address: http://www.IEPI.laurentian.ca

For more information: http://economics.laurentian.ca

Lewis and Clark College, US

The economics department at Lewis and Clark College offers a broad and politically diverse curriculum, which provides a supportive environment for those interested in alternatives to mainstream economics. For example, we teach classes on political economy including radical political economics and the political economy of race, class and gender and support a political economy minor. Areas of faculty interest and strength include economic history, third world development, international economics, and environmental economics. We pride ourselves on offering small, intellectually rigorous classes with considerable student involvement and participation. The capstone to our program is a year long senior seminar class, in which students research and write, with faculty support, a thesis based on their interests; the results are also presented orally to all economic faculty, seniors, and interested members of the community. The college also offers a wide ranging program of international study; many members of the department have participated in this program by leading trips.

For more information: http://college.lclark.edu/departments/economics/

Michigan State University, US

Like most applied departments of economics, the Department of Agricultural Economics takes a broad approach incorporating many perspectives. The first course in the Environmental Economics and Policy major is entitled Community Economics and addresses basic issues of property rights, power, and institutional design. This is followed by courses in ecological economics, environmental economics, and world food and poverty. Gender issues are explored in a course on Women and Work.

For more information: http://www.aec.msu.edu

Nottingham Trent University, UK

There are several Marxists and heterodox economists within the economics team at Nottingham Trent University. Our more mainstream colleagues do not hate us, and generally enjoy working in an open and inclusive environment. Many compulsory and optional modules on the economics undergraduate degrees include heterodox content in particular, Austrian, Institutionalist, Marxist and Post Keynesian ideas. We also offer dedicated modules on Political Economy and Critique of Political Economy, the latter essentially organized as a Capital reading group. With members of the university s Politics team we share the teaching on an honours degree in Political Economy.

In addition to offering undergraduate degrees with a heterodox content, we also offer a masters course which is similarly pluralist and can provide PhD supervision on topics from a heterodox economic perspective. We have fairly regular staff seminars. Recent speakers include Philip Arestis, Keith Cowling, Ben Fine and Malcolm Sawyer. We received a very nice letter from Amartya Sen, declining our invitation to speak to us.

For more information: http://www.ntu.ac.uk

Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, Germany

It deals with current issues from the fields of business and politics, as well as the history of the economy and ethical problems relating to it. The extensive practical and international experience of the professors enables students to become acquainted with know-how from a variety of sectors and countries. Alongside the economic perspectives concerning, for example, supply and demand, economic growth, globalisation, inflation and unemployment, students will also learn about how these aspects are viewed from an in-company perspective. At the same time students learn to work with various empirical methods. This means that later on, as graduates, they will have a firm command of the "tools of the trade" needed for sound analysis.

English language skills are developed up to the level required to study in an English-speaking country and can be expanded during the obligatory study semester abroad. The practical semester provides an insight into economists' world of work and can also be completed either in Germany or abroad. This provides students with a top level of training and optimal preparation for embarking on a career at a bank, ministry, large-scale enterprise or international organisation.

More information is available here: http://www.wiso.hs-osnabrueck.de/volkswirtschaft-studium.html

Portland State University, US

A heterodox-friendly department that includes faculty members working in and teaching a variety of theoretical perspectives, including Institutionalist, Marxist, Feminist and Latin American Structuralist, as well as neoclassical. We offer a political economy minor, and an honors thesis option. We regularly teach Marxist Economics, Institutional Economics and the History of Economic Thought, as well as a number of electives that include multiple approaches, including courses on transition, economic development, labor, women, race & ethnicity, the environment and others targeted to regions, including Asia and Latin America. We have a monthly department seminar open to the public.

For more information: http://www.econ.pdx.edu

Ramapo College of New Jersey, US

Ramapo College offers discerning students the atmosphere of a private college with the affordability of a public institution. Nestled in scenic northern New Jersey, Ramapo s safe, suburban campus is convenient to all the cultural, educational, and entertainment attractions of New York City. The economics major at RCNJ is split between the School of Social Sciences, which focuses on Marx, Veblen, Rousseau, Polanyi, and Keynes, and the School of Administration and Business, which offers a Hayekian/Coasean perspective. Ramapo offers a BA and a minor in economics.

For more information: http://www.ramapo.edu/catalog_12_13/ASB/economics.html

Rollins College, US

Rollins College, a comprehensive liberal arts college, has 1750 full-time undergraduate students. The economics department, currently with 8 full time faculty serving 80-100 junior/senior majors, has offered heterodox courses and introduced alternative economic perspectives in traditional courses for two decades. Recently, a new three-course sequenced introduction to the major was created: a historical approach presenting key tools and concepts(mostly orthodox but some heterodox),a micro/macro survey using some of the earlier heterodox material and an alternative economic perspectives course which examines important economic policy issues from several ideological views. Some upper level courses require all three as prerequisites. Consensus on concepts and tools in the three-course sequence was achieved with weekly discussions for a year, and these continue. Each course leaves space for individual faculty to introduce their own content. The goal is to expose the student to a broader understanding of economics so that upper level courses, including intermediate macro and micro, can address ideas and issues from a variety of positions, and provide students the opportunity to gain greater facility with critical thinking. The evolution of the major is ongoing, responding both to the teaching experience of the faculty and the feedback received from students.

For more information: http://www.rollins.edu/economics/

Roma Tre University, Italy

Since its constitution (1992) the Faculty of Economics at the Roma Tre University has one of its distinctive marks in the pluralistic attitude towards the teaching of economics. In particular, courses are offered in which, alongside neoclassical economics, classical economic theory is also taught. The teachers involved include: P. Garegnani, R. Ciccone, A. Stirati, A. Palumbo, A. Trezzini, and S. Levrero. These people also collaborate with the Centro Ricerche e Documentazione Piero Sraffa (www.sraffa.uniroma3.it), a Foundation set up within the Faculty, which collects bibliographical material and supports research and didactic activity in the fields of the reappraisal and development of the classical approach and the critique of neoclassical theory.

According to the organization of University degrees recently introduced in Italy, a first level degree (3 years), with more basic contents, is followed by a second level degree (2 years), in which courses are offered of deeper and more specialist character.

First level courses

Macroeconomics: the broad frameworks of both Keynesian and orthodox macroeconomic theories, with hints.to the criticism which can be addressed to the latter with regard to investment as a function of the rate of interest.

  • Microeconomics: basic elements of the Classical theory of distribution and relative prices, including Sraffa s system of price equations; basic elements of the neoclassical theory of distribution and relative prices, including a simplified representation of the general equilibrium system; standard partial equilibrium analysis; hints to the critique of the neoclassical treatment of capital .
  • Political Economy, intermediate course: study of neoclassical general equilibrium; criticism of the neoclassical treatment of capital, including reswitching and reverse capital deepening; implications of the criticism for orthodox macroeconomic theory, as well as the reappraisal of the Keynesian principle of effective demand and its extension to the analysis of accumulation.
  • History of Economic Thought: evolution of Classical political economy (Quesnay, Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Sraffa); the economic and political debate during the 20 years after the death of Ricardo (the Ricardian Socialists and the reactions to them), and the start of the abandonment of the classical approach; the transition period; the birth and affirmation of neoclassical theory; the breaks in the dominance of neoclassical theory (Keynes, Sraffa).

Second level courses

In the second level courses the subjects of the first level courses are deepened and extended on the theoretical as well applied grounds. The critical analysis of general equilibrium theory, in particular, includes here the modern versions of the theory, namely inter-temporal as well as temporary general equilibria.

For more information: http://www.uniroma3.it/en2/page.php?page=faceco

Roosevelt University, US

Studying economics at Roosevelt University goes beyond the conventional economics taught at most universities in the United States. From the first year of study to the last, students at Roosevelt engage in heterodox and pluralistic conversations about economics. Whether the topic is theory, philosophy, history, policy, or practice, studying economics at Roosevelt University is an education in the practice of freedom. Students can study economics from Institutionalist, Post Keynesian, Feminist, Libertarian, Marxist, quantitative, literary, and rhetorical points of view. At the same time, Neoclassical theory and other mainstream points of view are required, mastered, and compared. Often the small yet distinctive faculty teaches courses in their fields of research expertise. Students have ample opportunity to work with faculty on research projects and in a number of unique research centers, such as the Mansfield Center for Social Justice, the Center for New Deal Studies, the St. Clair Drake Center for African American Studies, and the Institute for Metropolitan Affairs. Roosevelt University is a diverse, private, and non-sectarian institution located in the heart of downtown Chicago. Internships and meaningful work can be found within walking distance or with a brief commute by bus or train.

For more information: http://www.roosevelt.edu/CAS/Programs/ECON.aspx

State University of New York, Buffalo State, US

The Economics and Finance Department at Buffalo State offers non-traditional perspectives to theory and policy, including Post Keynesian, Institutionalist, and Marxist approaches to economics. We have undergraduate programs in both economics and finance, and an MA program in Applied Economics. We are a collegial and diverse group of faculty with graduates from the Universities of California at Berkley and Riverside, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Rutgers University, and the New School for Social Research. Undergraduate courses include Economic Development, History of Thought, Women in the Economy, Labor Economics, Comparative Economic Systems, Money and Banking, etc. We also offer a fairly traditional finance program that includes courses in Investment Management, Bond Markets, Derivative Securities, etc.

For more information: http://www.buffalostate.edu/economics

SUNY College at Cortland, US

Alternative perspectives are encouraged here. The faculty includes doctorates from respected heterodox graduate departments such as Notre Dame, Riverside, Utah, Wisconsin, and the New School. An introductory course in political economy is required of all majors (in addition to the usual micro and macro principles), and a concentration in international political economy is available. Also, students from other majors can take a minor in political economy. Heterodox courses include comparative political economy, comparative systems, Marxian economics, economic development, ecological approaches to environmental economics, political economy of women, and the political economy of race and class. Moreover, we have beautiful green mountains and nice long snowy winters for reading Joan Robinson or Volume III of Capital.

For more information: http://www.cortland.edu/economics

SUNY Potsdam, US

SUNY Potsdam is a public liberal arts college with approximately 4,300 students and is distinguished by a strong commitment to teaching, small classes and highly accessible faculty. The Economics Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degrees that exposes students to diverse points of view. Economics at SUNY Potsdam is an integral part of the liberal arts. The department s primary goal is to cultivate patterns of inquiry that produce economic literacy and independent thinking. The economics faculty have a commitment to outstanding teaching and they inform their work by an understanding of economic history and the history of economic thought.

For more information: http://www.potsdam.edu/academics/AAS/Econ/index.cfm

Sarah Lawrence College, US

The core of the Sarah Lawrence pedagogy is John Dewey s philosophy that innovative ideas can only spring from a multidisciplinary course of study, as it is difficult to separate real-world problems into isolated disciplinary components. With small class sizes (up to a maximum of 16 students), students meet one-on-one with faculty to work on guided research papers in addition to regular class work. These self-designed independent projects (which are not term papers as in traditional curricula) give them invaluable independent research and writing skills.

At Sarah Lawrence College, economics is not taught as a set of techniques for working in a static field but as an evolving discipline. In the liberal arts tradition, Sarah Lawrence students approach the study of economics by addressing issues in historical, political, social, and cultural contexts. They analyze and evaluate multiple schools of thought within both heterodox and neoclassical economics as they relate to actual situations. In recent years we have taught courses in the history of economic thought, globalization and development, growth and social policy, econometrics, monetary macroeconomics, behavioral economics, industrial organization, labor relations, inequality, and the environment.

Students who have focused on economics, to give some examples, have gone on to become union organizers, joined the Peace Corps, interned with United Nations agencies and NGOs, gone to law school, and entered graduate programs in public policy, economics, and international development, among other fields.

For more information: http://www.slc.edu/undergraduate/history-social-sciences/economics

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK

The Department of Economics at SOAS offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as a doctoral programme. All combine sound foundations in mainstream economics (theory and techniques) with thorough presentation of alternative perspectives, including classical political economy, Marxist economics, and Keynesian and Post-Keynesian approaches. The aim is to enable students actively to engage with contemporary mainstream economics while also equipping them with the tools and insights provided by alternative theoretical systems of thought in economics. Against this broad background, the particular expertise of SOAS arises from its long-standing preoccupation with the political economy of economic development. Thus, students at all degree levels have access to a unique pool of regional expertise and can take course options that cover diverse aspects of economic and social development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. At the undergraduate level, students can choose between a BSc in Economics, a BSc in Development Economics and joint degrees that combine Economics with, for example, the study of a foreign language or other social sciences, such as anthropology.

For more information: http://www.soas.ac.uk/economics/

Shawnee State University, US

Shawnee State University has a Social Science Department that has an economics minor as well as a major in International Relations. Courses that integrate various heterodox perspectives include US economic history, economic development, international political economy, international trade, comparative systems, state of the world (which focuses on the interaction of ecology, culture and social systems), and cultural anthropology.

For more information: http://www.shawnee.edu/academics/social-sciences/majors/international-relations.aspx

Siena College, US

The mission of the Economics Department at Siena College is to educate undergraduate students in a learning environment that emphasizes both mainstream and heterodox approaches to economics, as well as principles of economic justice related to Siena s Franciscan tradition. The Economics Department offers a curriculum that is taught critically and comparatively to promote inquiry and intellectual growth for students, department faculty, and the campus community. The B.A. offers students the opportunity to focus on the relationship between economics and society, while the B.S. requires training in functional areas of business.

For more information: https://www.siena.edu/academics/academics-at-siena/interdisciplinary-programs/ or https://www.siena.edu/academics/schools-departments/departments/

Simmons College, US

The entire Economics Department is committed to engaging students in independent and critical thinking in the liberal arts tradition. To this end, we designed our curriculum to foster pluralism, and we embraced a pragmatist attitude toward the multiple theoretical and methodological approaches that we could bring to bear in understanding and addressing important challenges facing current and future generations. As a result, our principles courses expose students to competing schools of thought (including Classical, Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian) and perspectives (feminist, political economy, international, institutional, historical, and policy-oriented). Core theory courses further challenge students with Neoclassical, Post-Keynesian, and Monetarist theories. The heterodox approach is applied and further developed in upper-level electives, including Women in the World Economy, Comparative Economies of East Asia, Political Economy of U.S. Capitalism, and Environmental Economics. Our capstone Econometrics course, Internship program, and senior thesis require research papers calling for critical integration of theoretical and practical perspectives. As a result, in the words of our 2009 External Review, all of the courses in the program offer a pluralistic approach to economics that integrates mainstream and heterodox theories, tools, and methods.

The Department s commitment to heterodox economics also underlies our interdisciplinary contributions to various liberal arts programs outside Economics: a general education course in writ-ing and diversity, East Asian Studies, Honors, International Relations, Social Justice, and Women s and Gender Studies. Moreover, we openly and creatively integrate theoretical and pedagogical lessons across these interdisciplinary bridges to enhance the Economics curriculum, instruction, and scholarship.

For more information: http://www.simmons.edu/undergraduate/academics/departments/economics/

Southern Oregon University, US

Southern Oregon University, located in beautiful Ashland, is part of the Oregon University System. The Economics Department is located in the School of Social Sciences and offers four options in the major (International Economics, Applied Economics and Public Policy, Economics and Finance, and General Economics). The faculty is a heterodox group, receiving PhDs from UC Berkeley, University of Utah, Stanford University, University of Oregon, and Carnegie-Mellon University, and participating in Post Keynesian, Feminist, and Latin American research and professional organizations. Majors in economics have a capstone course that gives them the opportunity to engage the history of economic thought at an advanced level, culminating in a better understanding of both neoclassical and heterodox approaches.

For more information: http://www.sou.edu/economics/

St. Thomas University, Canada

St. Thomas University, a small undergraduate liberal arts university in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, offers an honours program in political economy. In addition to intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative methods, students take required courses in political economy theory and Marxian economics, area courses given from a political economy perspective as well as courses in cognate disciplines. In the fourth year, students write an honours thesis. Details of the program are available in the online STU calendar under the Department of Economics.

For more information: http://w3.stu.ca/stu/academics/departments/economics/

State University of Campinas Unicamp, Brazil

Our undergraduate course of Economics integrates an historical approach and solid training in empirical methods from a critical perspective in the study of economic theory. We emphasize the historical roots of economic ideas and their application to international contemporary economic policy debates, linking economic, political and social perspectives. The program strengths are in the areas of economic history, economic development, and international economics because it is deeply committed to analyze the specific nature of capitalist expansion in underdeveloped countries, particularly in Brazil, so as to discuss policy implications. In the core theory courses, students are provided a critical review of neoclassical theory and then introduced to heterodox approaches to macroeconomics, microeconomics and political economy. Our courses cover a wide range of school of thought: Keynesian and Post Keynesianism, the classical political economy of Smith, Ricardo, Marx, besides the contributions of neoclassical and Institutional economists. The program combines the possibility of taking courses in specialized fields, such as: Finance, Public Policy, Agricultural Economics, Urban and Regional Economics, Labor Economics, Business and Industrial Organization, Economics of Environmental Resources. Our goal is to help students to develop knowledge and skills in heterodox economic theory and in economic and social issues.

For more information: http://www.eco.unicamp.br

Stetson University, US

The Economics Department has gone through a transformation, and is in the process of renaming itself to Humane Economics Department to reflect a more complete image of self and society. Unlike the Darwinist assumptions of conventional economics, a humane economics curriculum recognizes that humans possess the all-encompassing attributes of competition and cooperation, trust and distrust, and are conflicting as well as compassionate. Further, humans not only tend to actively work towards material welfare, but also aspire towards the non-material, and the study of economics has to integrate self and society into a complex analysis of how humans can consciously forge ahead to a better world for self and others. Our curriculum therefore includes core conventional economics courses, but also offers courses such as Introduction to Humane Economics , Economics, Freedom and Human Values , and Poverty and Microcredit. Students are also required to participate in our Microcredit Program, CHOMI, which is the only university based microcredit program in the world. In this program, students teach business development workshops to poor entrepreneurs in the local African-American community, and support clients as they develop their businesses. This latter component of our program has been a vital learning tool of real world economics for our students.

For more information: http://www.stetson.edu/artsci/economics/

TELUQ University, University of Quebec, Canada

The Labour, Economics and Management Department of TELUQ University, University of Quebec, Canada counts a certain number of courses that have a heterodox perspective. Economics of Québec (eco 2011 Industrial and regional economics of the province), Labour Economics (eco 3003), Economic development and employment (eco 3005), Training and competitiveness (eco 3004) and Local economic development (eco 3007) are the main courses identified as economics courses, but there are also some that are identified Industrial relations or management that have a strong political economy component: Work-life balance and social times (rin 2013), Innovation issues (rin 4120), Aging and work (rin 2015), Seminar on human resources management (adm 4025) and International Human resources management (adm 4015). Our courses are given through distance education in many countries throughout the world, but mainly Canada. We have 3 Research chairs on heterodox perspectives, amongst which one Canada Research Chair on the socio-organizational challenges of the Knowledge Economy (www.teluq.uquebec.ca/chaireecosavoir), and the Bell-Teluq-Enap Chair on Technology and Organizational change (www.teluq.uquebec.ca/chaireecosavoir). We have a heterodox journal in Economics: www.teluq.uquebec.ca/interventionseconomiques and a Political Economy Association (PEA), which organizes an annual conference as well as publishes the annual proceedings: www.unites.uqam.ca/aep.

For more information: http://www.teluq.uquebec.ca

Texas Christian University, US

The faculty of the Economics Department at TCU takes very seriously the teacher-scholar model and the ideals of a liberal arts education. We view teaching as our most important job and encourage our students to explore alternative points of view and to develop the tools necessary for independent analysis of economic arguments. While our course descriptions sound very standard, we have built a faculty wherein neoclassicists are in the minority. Hence, one might take an economic history course with a New Institutionalist, intermediate micro with an Austrian, development theory with a Post Keynesian, intermediate macro with a Marxist, and international monetary economics with an Old Institutionalist (it is very likely that we will soon develop a course with a feminist bent, as well). We offer three degrees: a BA, a BS, and a BS in International Economics (the last is new and has become very popular). Students pursuing either BS have a capstone course. Economics also has a dedicated computer lab. We are a very collegial group and are known for being very student friendly.

For more information: http://www.econ.tcu.edu

Universidas Autonoma Metropolitana, Campus Xochimilco, Mexico

Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Campus Xochimilco, in Mexico City has three campuses and in all of them the programs in economics can be considered heterodox because they include some courses on classical economics and Marxism. But the program at the Xochimilco campus is a lot more open. To begin with, the program is built around problems not theoretical fields like macro . For example, the first course on macroeconomics deals with Keynes s views about crisis and the need of public intervention. The theory of prices comprises two subjects, one from a neoclassical view and another from a classical-Marxian view. Macroeconomics is studied in two subjects, one is strictly orthodox, the second Post Keynesian. International economics is taught with a strong emphasis on the problems of globalisation and underdevelopment. Our students are requested to produce a short research paper every term, in which they work on a particular issue which is relevant to the subject they are studying. Generally this makes them a lot more sensitive to complex social realities.

For more information: http://www.xoc.uam.mx

Universite De Paris 13 Villetaneuse, France

For more information: http://www.univ-paris13.fr/formationsUP13/form/default_dom.php?id=5

University of Athens, Greece

The Department of Economics at the University of Athens has a long tradition of teaching economics as a social science. Indeed, first year students still take two semester courses in Political Economy, in addition to the traditional Economic Analysis Ec101-type courses. Another interesting departure from mainstream formats is that students are obliged to take courses in Economic and Social History (taught by historians) and Mathematics (taught by mathematicians, rather than by economists). In addition, the Department offers (A) three more Political Economy courses, (B) two electives in Marxist Economics, (C) two electives in the History of Economic Thought, plus (D) a number of courses on the philosophy of science and economic methodology. The Department invites outside speakers at least twice a year. Last year, in association with our Doctoral Program (see www.UADPhilEcon.gr) we hosted Professors Joseph Halevi (Sydney), Christian Arnsperger (Louvain), Anwar Shaikh (New School), David Laibman (CUNY) and Tony Lawson (Cambridge). Please note that most courses are taught in Greek but that there are a number of courses in English which are aimed at Erasmus students.

For more information: http://www.econ.uoa.gr

University of Bradford, UK

The Division of Economics is located within the School of Social and International Studies and therefore has a long established connection with other social science disciplines. This is reflected in its undergraduate degree provision which not only covers single honours courses in economics, financial economics and business economics, but also joint programs with international relations, development studies and history. Although its staff constitute something of a board church, it has consistently sought to encompass critical heterodox viewpoints within its provision in the areas of institutionalism, Post-Keynesian macroeconomics, history of economic thought and radical economics. Additionally, the invited speaker seminars are frequently of a critical and/or inter-disciplinary nature.

For more information: http://www.bradford.ac.uk/ssis/economics/

University of Bremen, Germany

The University of Bremen Faculty of Business Studies and Economics offers undergraduate programs in business studies and economics with a guaranteed value of 30 credits per semester in English taught courses. The programs are largely pluralist and heterodox, including obligatory second-semester truly pluralist microeconomics ,further evolutionary-institutional theory of the firm , and third-semester obligatory institutional and evolutionary economics (all with exercise groups and tutorials), taught by heterodox economists. Later semesters include intermediate issues in institutional and evolutionary economics , heterodox industrial economics including network and open-source economics, information and innovation economics , courses on spatial economics, networks,and clusters in institutional, evolutionary,and neo-Schumpeterian perspectives, a number of policy courses including issues in behavioral economics.

Economics: Economic Evolution, Human Behavior and Policy

The focus “Economic Evolution, Human Behavior and Policy” within the study program “Economics” offers students a broad perspective on innovation-driven economic change, human behavior in economic contexts, and policy making in a complex, evolving world. While some of the contents taught in our courses do belong to the standard curriculum in economics, we extent the usual program by incorporating state-of-the-art insights and methods form heterodox strands of economic thinking as well as other scientific disciplines to allow for a more realistic analysis of economic phenomena.

The structure of the program is as follows: first, in order to grasp economic evolution and understand important aspects of innovation governance, students will get familiar with basic theoretical concepts in the fields of evolutionary and innovation economics. Formal models of economic change, historical analyses, empirical methods, and tools of network analysis will be introduced. Second, a behaviorally enhanced perspective is applied to human behavior in organizations, technological diffusion, and consumption as well as to normative and affective aspects of economic activity and issues of sustainable economic development. In doing so, we draw on insights from anthropology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, and evolutionary biology. Third, issues of economic policy making are discussed that comprise topics such as international tax competition, EU’s spending policy, and the monetary policy of the European Central Bank. Moreover, aspects of labor markets – as central markets within every economy – are scrutinized.

After an introductory module that prepares the ground for later, more specialized modules, students can choose between two tracks in this study program, focusing either on “Innovative Change and Human Behavior” or “Institutional Development and Public Policy Making”. Finally, a project seminar on “Economic Evolution and Public Policy Making” completes the program. Below, we provide a more detailed description of the individual modules’ contents.

Students graduating in this program earn profound competences in analyzing, understanding, and evaluating phenomena of real-world economic evolution, human behavior in an economic context, complex systems analysis, and economic policy making.

For further information: http://www.wiwi.uni-bremen.de/

University of Denver, US

Our undergraduate economics program covers heterodox as well orthodox economics. Our curriculum encourages students not to take in received knowledge as the truth but to examine and question it. We emphasize presenting alternative approaches to economic analysis and the historical and present day relevance of the material. The program begins with an alternative introduction to economics course that emphasizes history of economic arrangements and ideas throughout the history by reading the primary sources. In addition, we emphasize essay writing in this course. These goals are pursued at the upper level courses that cover both the claims and deficiencies of received theory. Some of the courses our program offers are neoclassical economics, origins of modern economics, economic history, history of economic thought, public finance, international and development economics, environmental economics, urban and regional economics, money and financial economics, industrial organization, and health economics. The program provides skills and credentials necessary to work as an economist and preps students who want to go to a graduate program, and is especially suitable for those wanting to find out more about economics and to explore alternative approaches to economics.

For more information: http://www.du.edu/econ/

University of Greenwich, UK

The Department of International Business and Economics at the University of Greenwich offers four undergraduate economic programmes: BSc (Hons) Economics, BSc (Hons) Economics with Banking, BA (Hons) Business Economics and BA (Hons) Economics with Language. These have all been redesigned in 2014 to become more pluralistic and “real world” oriented. The new programmes constitute one of the first institutional responses to current demands from students, faculty, employers and policy makers to produce more ‘world-ready’ graduates. In redesigning our economics programmes we have decided to address socially relevant economic questions in all core economic courses by adopting a historical and pluralistic perspective right from the start and by adding Economic History in the first year and History of Economic Thought in the second year, and an optional course in Political Economy of International Development and Finance in the third year. We do not, however, relegate the development of a pluralistic perspective to only a few courses, but rather integrate it in all our courses by approaching real world problems from the perspective of different theories, both old and contemporary, comparing, contrasting, or at times synthesising them. Our pluralistic approach is not limited to taking into account different theoretical perspectives in an inter-disciplinary approach, but also it incorporates a variety of methods of enquiry, both qualitative and quantitative, and at the University of Greenwich we pride ourselves for having the biggest research centre in Social Network Analysis (SNA) in Europe. We also integrate the issues of environmental and social sustainability in the teaching of economics in all courses, as well as provide specific courses such as Environmental Economics and Environmental Regulation and Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. Overall, the undergraduate economic programmes at Greenwich offer a refreshing way to study economics, one which aims at helping students navigate and make decisions in the real world.

BA H - Business Economics: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/ug/eco/l112

BA H - Economics with Language: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/ug/eco/n3r9

BSc Economics: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/ug/eco/l100

BSc Economics with Banking: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/ug/eco/l1nh

University of Hamburg, Germany

The Department of Socioeconomics has a long tradition of interdisciplinary teaching and research. The stuff has a background in Post Keynesian, Institutionalist and Marxian economics. It offers an interdisciplinary BA in Socioeconomics and several interdisciplinary MA programmes (e.g. MA in European Studies, MA in Economics and Sociology).

For further information: http://www.wiso.uni-hamburg.de/fachbereiche/sozialoekonomie/startseite/

University of Manitoba, Canada

The Department of Economics offers a 3-year B.A. degree, a 4-year B.A. (Advanced) degree, and a 4-year B.A. (Honours) degree in Economics. The broad, pluralistic composition of the Economics faculty at Manitoba enables the department to offer a range of undergraduate courses through which students are exposed to both mainstream and alternative approaches to economics. These include institutionalist, Post-Keynesian, and Marxist approaches, as well as the neoclassical mainstream. Selected courses in economic history are available at the second and third year level, but attention is given to the institutional and historical framework in the intermediate theory courses as well as in many other, more specialized courses. All honours students are required to have at least one course in alternative macroeconomic theory, and they are also required to complete a full course in the history of economic thought.

The stimulating intellectual environment at Manitoba is further enhanced through the activities of the University of Manitoba Undergraduate Economics Society. This student organization provides a range of activities for its members and the larger university community, including a speaker series, a reading room, tutoring services and its own highly acclaimed magazine, The Invisible Hand. Students can also benefit from the department s close association with the Labour and Workplace Studies Program and with the Global Political Economy Program, both of which are established interdisciplinary programs at the University of Manitoba. For Honours students, there is a monthly Honours Salon, in which students hold informal discussions on selected topics in a relaxed environment. The department also sponsors an annual two-day retreat on Lake Manitoba at which Honours students present and discuss their own papers and research.

For more information: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/economics/

University of Massachusetts Amherst, US

The department regularly offers courses in Marxist and non-Marxist political economy, taught by leading scholars in each of their respective areas. Faculty include those of Marxist (orthodox and post-modernist), feminist, Post-Keynesian, and Institutionalist persuasions, all of whom are actively engaged in research and teaching. Department holds seminar in political economy weekly, which attracts leading international and domestic heterodox scholars. Both undergraduates and graduate students receive a broad range of viewpoints on questions of political economy, and learn rigorously neoclassical mainstream economics to complete their study of political economy as a collection of endlessly contesting theories struggling for hegemony.

For more information: http://www.umass.edu/economics

University of Massachusetts Boston, US

The Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Boston offers students a heterodox approach to economic issues. In our core introductory and theory courses, we provide students with a grounding in neoclassical and Keynesian analysis, as well as providing a critical perspective on these approaches. We require our majors to take at least two courses that develop an alternative approacch to economics; we offer many courses that meet this requirement, including an Introduction to Marxist Economic Analysis. We have attempted to build a department with a focus on urban social problems, and many of our courses and the research of many of our faculty focus on issues of income distribution and poverty, racial discrimination, the economic position of women, problems of social welfare, and inequality in the world economy.

For more information: http://www.economics.umb.edu

University of Michigan, US

From the early 1970s until the early 1990s the Economics Department at the University of Michigan was one of the few nationally prominent departments offering the opportunity to pursue radical economics: it had a graduate program field called Political Economy and a regularly-offered undergraduate course in Marxist Economics, as well as versions of several more standard courses incorporating left-heterodox perspectives. Although the graduate field no longer exists and the Marxist Economics course has not been taught for some time, it remains true that undergraduates can include within an economics major courses in development economics, economic history, the history of economic thought, economic policy, and philosophy & economics that present distinctly critical heterodox viewpoints. Outside of the Economics Department undergraduates can find a considerable range of courses more or less complementary to radical economics most especially in the Residential College, but also in the Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology, and History Departments and in the Women s Studies, American Culture and Afroamerican & African Studies Programs. Michigan retains as well a vibrant undergraduate left-political milieu, with a particularly strong focus on labor issues.

For more information: http://www.econ.lsa.umich.edu

University of Minnesota Morris, US

The Economics discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) is a rigorous program with a deliberate heterodox emphasis and a liberal arts orientation. The theory courses are taught critically and in historical context, and there is an ample opportunity for students to engage in an inter-disciplinary conversation in our field courses.In addition to regular courses, The Economics curriculum also offers Political Economy since the 2000-2001 academic year. Finally, UMM offers an undergraduate Management Program that is critically influenced by the Economics curriculum and its heterodox orientation.

For more information: http://www.morris.umn.edu/academics/economicsmanagement/

University of Missouri Kansas City, US

The economics department at UMKC is one of the pre-eminent heterodox departments in the United States. In our economics major students get introduced to heterodox economic ideas in the introductory and intermediate theory courses and are required to take a course in the history of economic thought and a course in Institutionalist theory. Students emerge from these courses knowing as much heterodox economics as they do mainstream economics, if not more. Other courses with heterodox content are offered on gender, race, the environment, radical economics, monetary theory, and American economic history. Our ethos is to provide students with the capability to engage and understand both neoclassical and the range of heterodox theories and then let them make their own choices. The department brings in outside speakers, frequently has international visitors from Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and elsewhere, and sponsors various heterodox conferences.

For more information: http://cas.umkc.edu/economics

University of New South Wales, Australia

The Political Economy major at New South Wales has courses in political economy, Australia in the global economy, political economy and the state, the theory and practice of development, development economics, sustainable development, globalisation and the third world, economic growth, technology and structural change, and European integration.

For more information: http://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/schools/economics/Pages/default.aspx

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, US

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) is the state s public liberal arts college, and enjoys a century-old tradition of interdisciplinary teaching. The economics program introduces students to heterodox ideas within both introductory and upper-level courses (including such diverse offerings as Labor, Regional, US Economic History, and the Economics of Race, Class and Gender). Majors are also required to complete coursework from other Social Sciences such as History, Political Science, Indian Studies, Mathematics, Psychology and Sociology, thus further exposing students to a wide range of perspectives about human behavior, social organization and public policy issues. USAO s general education program provides economics majors with a truly unique opportunity to study perspectives outside the traditional economics discipline. The 51-hour Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) Core consists of a common curriculum that explores human nature and behavior, analyzes the natural world and national communities, and culminates with an examination of world cultures and philosophies. A majority of IDS courses are team-taught by faculty from across academic disciplines and traditions, and serve to emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge and the need to approach social problems in a holistic manner. The faculty includes economists from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who are active members of AFEE, AFIT, IAFEE, ASE, EEA, and SSSA. Their specialties include economic history, globalization, creativity, class theory, and history of economic thought. As part of the interdisciplinary program at USAO, faculty members also teach several classes in the IDS Core, including courses on human behavior, American Civilization, and political and economic theories.

For more information: http://usao.edu/economics-0

University of Southern Maine, US

The Department of Economics at University of Southern Maine is a heterodox friendly program offering both a BA and a BS in economics. The Department (with five and one-half faculty members) is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences where we offer a variety of options for students working to complete general education courses. At the one-hundred level, for example, we have a variety of innovative course offerings that includes several with the provocative title Critical Thinking About…, the Economics of Race and Gender, the Economics of Health Care, Economic Democracy or Economics and Business. Also at the one hundred level we teach A Novel Approach to Economics. A three hundred level course in Political Economy is required for both the BA and the BS. Faculty are encouraged to develop upper level courses that challenge students to bring neoclassical and heterodox economic approaches into conversation… thus we presume that students will learn and understand both the received doctrines of the discipline, the major critiques of the orthodoxy, and the positive contributions of alternative approaches.

For more information: http://usm.maine.edu/eco/

University of Sydney, Australia

The University of Sydney is the principal centre for the study of alternatives to orthodox economics in Australia. Sydney itself is a great city, and the University of Sydney is located close to the city centre, convenient for cultural, entertainment and sporting facilities.It is at this University that struggles against the dominance of conventional economics were led by progressive staff and students from the 1970s onwards, leading to the establishment of a full program of Political Economy courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Students can study Marxist, institutional, feminist, environmental and post-Keynesian economics and see how a blend of these approaches helps to understand how the modern capitalist economy works. The Department of Political Economy is in the School of social and Political Sciences, which encourages students to combine political economy with other subjects like government and international relations; sociology; anthropology; psychology; history; geography; languages or other areas, according to personal interests. Students can take a Bachelor s degree in Arts; Economics and Social Sciences; or International and Global Studies. These degrees are normally taken over 3 years, with the option of a further year to complete the honours program. The first year of study in political economy includes an introduction to Classical, Marxian, Neoclassical and Keynesian political economic ideas. The introductory undergraduate textbook, written by one of the academic staff, sums up this approach in its title: Political Economy: the Contest of Economic Ideas. Building on this foundation, subsequent electives can be taken on topics such as economy and society; international economy and finance; economic policy in global context; political economy of development; political economy of human rights; political economy of the environment; and economic and the social foundations of modern capitalism. The teaching of political economy encourages all students to develop a critical engagement with economic issues, recognizing the diversity of analytical approaches and how these relate to different social values. Graduates from the program go on to a wide range of careers – in journalism, public service, teaching,working in NGOs and with international agencies, for example. The Journal of Australian Political Economy contains articles useful to students: www.jape.org

For more information: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/political_economy/

University of Tulsa, US

The Economics Department at the University of Tulsa has a small, but diverse, faculty committed to fostering a learning environment supportive of both heterodox and orthodox economic thought. Our undergraduate economics program offers a variety of courses which integrate heterodox economic perspectives into the curriculum including Comparative Heterodox Theories, History of Economic Theory, Comparative Theories of Growth and Distribution, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Resources and Environment, and Game Theory and Experimental Economics. The topics covered in these courses include Post-Keynesian, Austrian, Marxian, Sraffian, Institutional, Feminist, and Ecological Economics.

For more information: https://www.utulsa.edu

University of Utah, US

The Economics Department at University of Utah is one of the few research universities that has a heterodox PhD program in economics in the US. The heterodox research interests of its faculty are also reflected in its undergraduate program, which provides a broad and pluralistic education. In addition to teaching rigorously standard economics and quantitative tools of analysis, the standard courses are covered critically and diverse points of view are presented. Students can also take classes in Post Keynesian, Feminist, environmental and Marxist economics. In addition, students also have the option to take a number of classes that include community work with various local non-profit organizations that focus on issues such as poverty and income distribution.

For more information: http://www.econ.utah.edu

University of Vermont, US

The Economics Department at the University of Vermont is a heterodox department. Our faculty of 12 has the distinction of being half female. We regularly teach courses that include Post-Keynesian, Feminist, and Institutionalist perspectives, and a majority of faculty is broadly knowledgeable across a variety of heterodox approaches. Our goal is to teach economics from a critical perspective, providing students with the capability to engage and understand both neoclassical and the range of heterodox approaches. Many of our courses have a policy focus, and our faculty has worked with national governments and international policy organizations, including the governments of South Africa and Nicaragua, the AFL-CIO, United Nations, World Bank. Faculty members have been active in such policy issues as living wage campaigns, labor standards, and welfare. The Department has an economic history seminar series that brings in outside speakers several times a year. Further, a number of our faculty are active in Women s Studies and ALANA (African, Latin and Native American) Studies, and through collaboration with these programs, we are able to bring in nationally and internationally renowned heterodox economists each year.

For more information: http://www.uvm.edu/ econ

University of Washington Tacoma, US

The University of Washington, Tacoma has a Liberal Arts School that is an interdisciplinary department consisting of about 40 faculty members. Within the department there is a small concentration in Political Economy offered by three faculty members. Courses are offered on utopian thought, Veblen, the esoteric economics of Rudolf Steiner, the economics of the Mafia, crime and drugs, 20th Century US-UK imperialism in Eurasia, Asian development, and US policy.

For more information: http://www.tacoma.washington.edu

University of Wisconsin La Crosse, US

The Economics Department is fairly diverse in terms of faculty. We had three active members of the International Association for Feminist Economists (one just retired) and two faculty members who would consider themselves to be heterodox economists. We offer a regular course on Political Economy by a faculty member who has written a text on the subject, as well as a course on comparative economic systems, history of thought, and women in the US economy. The faculty members are quite active as a group and although the majority come from neoclassical backgrounds, they are open to discussion. We are working on building the major and creating a capstone course, but this is not yet completed. We recently revamped the two principles courses completely, moving away from the standardized approaches. The Department brings in outside speakers and has a small fund dedicated to bringing in Nobel Laureates, which has included Douglass North.

For more information: http://www.uwlax.edu/ba/eco/

Wheaton College, US

We teach courses in Political Economy, Sweatshops and Globalization, Women in the Economy,and the Economics of Race and Racism, a seminar on political economy and development, as well as a course in the History of Economic Thought.We off a minor in political economy as part of the economics major.

For more information: http://wheatoncollege.edu/acad/economics/

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, US

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is the third oldest university of engineering, science, and technology in the United States. It is located 40 miles from Boston and is the place where Robert Goddard received his undergraduate training and conducted his first experiments in modern rocketry. The Department of Social Science & Policy Studies at WPI offers bachelor of science degrees in Economic Science, Psychological Science, and System Dynamics. The theme of the Economic Science program is heterodox & computational economics. In addition to traditional training in neoclassical economics and econometrics, students can study the history of economic thought, economic methodology, Post Keynesian economics, institutional economics, economics & psychology, and Marxian economics. Further, the program emphasizes the use of cutting-edge computational tools (e.g., system dynamics computer simulation modeling, agent-based modeling, neural networks) for the creation of economic models that are based on economic reality and actual human decision making. At all times, the program emphasizes policy design and the improvement of real economic systems. WPI s undergraduate program is project-based. In addition to their coursework, all students must complete three major projects. The sophomore-year project (equivalent to six courses) is in the humanities, the junior-year project (equivalent to three courses) examines the interaction of technology and society in some fashion, and the senior-year project (equivalent to three courses) is in the student s major area of study. Frequently, WPI students conduct their projects off campus at a WPI project center in another country. Economic Science majors have, for example, used system dynamics computer simulation modeling to (1) examine sustainable water use and farming policies in Australia, (2) develop sustainable fishing policies in Norway, and (3) analyze the effects of urban transportation systems on sustainable development in Brazil. Other opportunities include project work with the Millennium Institute of Arlington, Virginia (with direct ties to the World Bank, IMF, and the Carter Center), and the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

For more information: http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/SSPS/

Wright State University, US

Wright State University’s undergraduate curriculum in economics incorporates a number of heterodox economics classes. Students are required to take Institutional Economics. Heterodox elective courses include: Economic Systems of the Global South; Socialist and Radical Economics; Political Economy of Women; Gender and Economic Policy in International Comparison; and Comparative Capitalist Institutions. Heterodox economist who recently gave talk at WSU include: Sebastian Berger, Robert Prasch, Alla Semenova, James Swaney, Charles Whalen, and Randall Wray. For more information about heterodox economics seminars at Wright State University visit http://heterodox-economics-seminars.wikispaces.com/Seminars

For more information: http://www.wright.edu/business/acad/econ/