The education of new economists is lacking diverse discussions, Till van Treeck and Janina Urban are convinced. Their collection takes a look at the standard economics textbooks in order to reveal deficiency and to give suggestions for improvement.
20 essays analyse the most important economics textbooks from a variety of standpoints. One thing becomes clear quickly: the textbooks don’t offer a range of competing schools of thought. Instead, we are given the impression that there is only one valid method of economic enquiry. But this is not just about bringing the blind spots of the economics textbooks to light: it is about breaking through the hackneyed patterns of thought with reference to both old and new ideas.