Heterodox or orthodox?

A recent article in The Nation highlighted the issue of heterodox economics and prompted extensive debate in the Economics blogosphere and elsewhere. Although some commentators and academics, do not find it a particularly useful label.

For the uninitiated, heterodox economics refers to those economists whose theories fall outside the mainstream of economic thought, by rejecting some of the key assumptions of Neoclassical economics.

The Association for Heterodox Economics Conference – Pluralism in Action – is to be held on 13-15 July, 2007 at the University of West of the England, in Bristol and in the run-up to that conference we will be adding more heterodox economics resources to Intute: Social Sciences.

But in the meantime, why not try exploring our existing resources on Economic Systems and Theories