University students who are studying economics are demanding a change. What is taking place in the real world is not the same thing taught in the classroom. Why is the reality not being covered?
The Post-Crash Economics Society at the University of Manchester has received much coverage for its campaigning, while the Rethinking Economics network is connecting like-minded groups at universities throughout the UK. Both have links with the wider International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics.
Student critics have been backed up by prominent academics such as Robert Skidelsky and Ha-Joon Chang and a Reteaching Economics group has been founded alongside the student movement.