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ASSA 2022: part two – the heterodox

In this second post on the annual ASSA economics conference, I look at the papers and presentations made by radical and heterodox economists.  These presentations are mostly under the auspices of the Union of Radical Political Economics (URPE) sessions, but the Association of Evolutionary Economics also provided an umbrella for some sessions. The mainstream wasContinue reading “ASSA 2022: part two – the heterodox”

Price controls: do they work?

Isabelle Weber is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the author of How China Escaped Shock Therapy. She recently wrote in the UK Guardian newspaper that price controls should be considered to deal with the inflation spike hitting many economies in the wake of the COVID crisis. Weber’s pieceContinue reading “Price controls: do they work?”