As you may know, I am now Head of the School of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University London. I took on the position for two reasons: because Kingston was already a centre for pluralist economics; and because as Head of School I could maintain and strengthen its pluralist approach. I’d like you to consider joining me here, and if you plan on doing a Masters in Economics in the 2015–16 academic year, then now is the time to apply.
Kingston offers a range of Economics MA degrees from heterodox, pluralistic and applied perspectives, full time and part time. Our degree units are:
In Political Economy
- Political Economy
— International Politics and Economics (taught jointly with Politics)
— Philosophy and Political Economy (taught jointly with Philosophy)
If you’d like to discuss these courses, please call Dr Paul Auerbach on 020 8417–2337.
In Applied Economics
- Development and International Economics
— Financial Economics
— Economic Policy
If you’d like to discuss these courses, please call Dr Willem Spanjers on 020 8417–2611.
In Econometrics and Economic Forecasting
- Applied Econometrics MSc
If you’d like to discuss this course, please call Dr Chris Stewart on 020 8417–2343.
There’s more information on each of the courses at this link: http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/departments/economics/study/postgraduate/.
Kingston isn’t the only University in the UK where you can get a pluralist education in economics: there are also pluralist programs offered at Greenwich University, SOAS, the University of the West of England in Bristol, and Leeds University. There are pluralist programs in the USA too–at the University of Missouri Kansas City, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the New School for Social Research, Utah University.
By all means, check out the courses there too. The important thing, at this time of great change in economics, is to receive an education that respects alternative approaches to the mainstream, while also treating the mainstream in detail. And if you’re not already a member, be sure to join a Rethinking Economics student group.