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We promote critical thinking and
a pluralism of perspectives in McGill University’s economics program.
In order to educate a generation of creative and critical leaders, we need an economics curriculum that is more closely related to society’s 21st century issues. We believe the best way to do this is by diversifying the lenses through which we study the economy—sidelining insight from sociology, political science and ecology needlessly restricts our perspective to be full of blindspots and shortcomings in relation to the complex social reality we all inhabit.
In order to revive economics to its position an insightful social science that encourages rich academic debate, we believe it is necessary to approach economics from more than just one point of view.
Engaging in open and constructive dialogue with the McGill economics department to work towards a more pluralist curriculum.
A social media presence connecting students to news and valuable sources on diverse economic perspectives.
Producing a podcast which broadens the conversation around economic ideas and issues.
Organizing discussion groups and panel events to expose students to a wider array of economic perspectives.
Published an open letter to the Head of McGill’s Economics Department
Released the pilot episode of The Expanding Economics podcast
Began series reading and discussion circle series
Released student survey
Group first formed
Hosted our first event: “What Your Economic Degree Ignores” panel
Became officially affiliated with Rethinking Economics; the first group in North America to do so!
Launched official podcast series
Obtained SSMU club status at McGill
Published report presenting survey results
Expanding Economics is a member of a larger network of groups which developed in response to the 2008 financial crisis to carry out a similar mission at universities worldwide. You can read more about the Rethinking Economics movement here.
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