The Post-Crash Economics Society is only one of many student societies campaigning for economics education reform. On this page we briefly introduce them and we provide links to their websites and/or facebook groups. We are all at different stages of development. We all operate slightly differently with different events and different campaigns but we are trying to support and learn from one another. We are holding a strategy day called ‘Campaigning for Pluralism’ on the 8th of April in Manchester which will run alongside the Royal Economic Society Conference held here at the same time. It is a great opportunity for us to meet, to share ideas and to develop joint campaigning strategy for the future.
If you are part of a similar society please get in contact and we will put up your details here too!
Rethinking Economics is an international network of economics students, thinkers and citizens, including those with no previous training in economics, who are organising to create fresh economic narratives to challenge and enrich the predominant neoclassical narrative.
We aim to demystify and diversify economics in the public eye; to educate ourselves and other students in a more reflective economics; to inspire divergent economists to engage with one another in debate; and to promote a politics of responsibility with academic economists.
Cambridge Society For Economic Pluralism
The Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism (CSEP) is run by a dedicated group of students united by the belief that progress in the discipline of economics will be driven by an increasingly interdisciplinary approach and a pluralist platform in the 21st century. CSEP aims to enrich the understanding of economic thought within the Cambridge community and promote alternative views on conventional economic thought as well as current affairs in an innovative discussion format.
Glasgow University Real World Economics Society (GURWES)
GURWES is a society that advocates pluralism in economic thought.
We realise that much of neo-classical economics does not relate to the real world and have thus set up a society that will function as a platform to critically review and discuss economic theory that coincides with reality. GURWES does this through hosting guest lecturers, having workshops and reading groups, alongside other means. All students and academics interested in economics are encouraged to join.
LSE Post-Crash Economics Society
The Sheffield Alternative Thinking for Economics Society
The Alternative Thinking for Economics Society aims to make university economics courses more realistic and relevant to modern society. We believe that current mainstream theories don’t properly give the full picture of how economies actually work, so we will take a critical approach to them and also study alternative thinkers and theories. Through this we hope to gain a better understanding of economics, and its implications for issues facing the world today from inequality to climate change to the financial crisis.
Post-Crash Economics Society Essex
We only have one demand: more pluralism in the way economics is taught today. We believe mainstream models such as the neo(liberal) or (new/post)Keynesian are still relevant since they are dominant in the world we live in. However, they are not the only ones that may provide an interesting economic understanding. Post-Crash Economics Society Essex aims to explore these heterodox and alternative views, to discuss their applicability in the explanation of the crash and ultimately take part in the global re-thinking of economics.
UCLU Better Economics
Do you believe economics should be a tool for creating a better society, not just a route to a career in finance?
UCLU Better Economics Society is an open platform for learning, discussion, debate, research and action on better economic thinking.
SOAS Open Economics Forum
We are a society which aims to promote a plurality of methodologies and paradigms in economics that can provide new insights to the problems of a changing world, encouraging students to ask critical questions about the role of economics in the social sciences and society.
We want to put on lectures, workshops, seminars, and discussion groups to engage with economic issues from as many different perspectives as possible. We aim to be accessible to everyone, from those who study Economics to those who have never engaged with it before.